We highly recommend that you follow this step as it will save you a lot of time. You won’t have to arrange and configure every single widget or plugin for each widget area.
IMPORTANT: Pay careful attention to where you’re attempting to import the childthemename-widgets.wie file – you need to use the “Widget Importer & Exporter” plugin, not the “WordPress Import” page.
- The first step is to make sure that you have all of the necessary plugins. Before moving forward please install and activate the following plugins: , Genesis Enews Extended, Simple Social Icons, WP Instagram Widget. These are the minimum plugins necessary to get all of the demo content to import.
- From your dashboard navigate to Tools → Widget Importer and Exporter
- Click “Choose File” and then from your UNZIPPED Child Theme Name file open the sampledata folder and then select the childthemename-widgets.wie file.
- Click “Import Widgets”
- Navigate to Appearance → Widgets and update all of the widgets with your own information.