After downloading the Monk installation file from ThemeForest, extract it and in the extracted folder locate the monk.zip file. You can then install the Monk theme using one of the two following installation methods:
WordPress upload - This is probably the simplest installation method for most users. To install the Monk theme using this method, please follow these steps:
Login to your WordPress admin panel
Navigate to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme
Click on Choose File and select monk.zip
Click on Install Now
FTP upload - If you would like to install the Monk theme via FTP, please follow these steps:
Extract the Monk.zip file you previously located. You should now see a folder named Monk
Using an FTP client, log in to the server where your WordPress website is hosted
Using an FTP client, navigate to the /wp-content/themes/ directory under your WordPress website's root directory
Using an FTP client, upload the previously extracted Monk folder to the themes directory on your remote server
Once the installation is complete, your Monk theme will be ready for use. All you need to do is navigate to Appearance > Themes and activate the Monk theme.
⚠️ Make sure to install the "Monk Admin" plugin, since this plugin is of critical importance for proper theme functioning. This plugin includes core theme functionalities and custom post types that come with the theme and without this plugin, you will not be able to create any of these custom post types or the elements in the theme that require them.
📓 You should also see a notification at the top of the screen that required plugins need to be installed. Please install and activate all of the required plugins, since they are necessary for the theme to function properly.
⚠️ If writing permissions aren't set for folders containing CSS and JS files on your server, you will see a warning message at the top of the theme options page. In order to remove that message, you need to change permissions for the wp-content/themes/monk/assets/css and wp-content/themes/mok/assets/js folders and set them to 755. We recommend setting writing permissions in order to optimize your site performance. If you have any issues with this, please contact your hosting service provider.