How to Import WordPress Theme Demo Content? (In Just One Click)

Last Updated: 8 mins By: ThemeGrill Editorial

Want to learn how to import WordPress theme demo content with just one click? Hop in because this article is all you need.

The one-click demo import option is undeniably an amazing feature a WordPress theme can have. You must have noticed all the free and premium theme providers boasting of this feature by highlighting it on their theme sales pages. Confused about how to use the feature?

No problem! In this article, we’ll guide you on how to import WordPress theme demo content with just one click. We’ll also tell you about the process of using ThemeGrill Demo Importer to import the ThemeGrill WordPress theme demo.

Without further ado, let’s start!

What is One Click Demo Import Feature? 

Demo importing is a way to import all the theme demo data. This makes it possible to import all the WordPress demo content, including customizer data, settings, used plugins data, etc.

To be more precise, the demo import option lets you import the following:

  • All posts, pages, custom post type content, images
  • Menus, custom fields, categories, tags, and comments
  • Import all the data of the plugins used, widgets, customizer settings & the front page

By importing the theme demo content, you get an easy and quick way to customize the theme and build a stunning website. You get complete demo website data with all the settings, customizer options, plugins, and widgets. Thus, you can quickly customize the site with your own content.

What is ThemeGrill Demo Importer?

ThemeGrill Demo Importer Plugin

ThemeGrill Demo Importer is a simple and amazing WordPress plugin for adding the demo of the ThemeGrill official themes (both free and premium) to your website. This WordPress plugin has the one-click demo import feature, which lets you import WordPress demo content, widgets, and theme settings with just a click.

The ThemeGrill team is always committed to providing users with the easiest and most user-friendly WordPress products (themes and plugins). We always try to provide users with the best level of user experience using our themes. And the motive for ThemeGrill Demo Importer remains the same.

Themes Supported by ThemeGrill Demo Importer

The list of the themes that are compatible with the ThemeGrill Demo Importer are as follows:

  • Zakra (Free & Premium): Multipurpose, Fast, and Powerful WordPress Theme
  • Flash (Free & Premium): Multipurpose, Flexible WordPress Theme
  • ColorMag (Free & Premium): News Magazine Style WordPress Theme
  • Spacious (Free & Premium): WordPress Business/Multipurpose Theme
  • Cenote (Free & Premium): Modern, Personal WordPress Blog Theme
  • eStore (Free & Premium): Wonderful WooCommerce Theme
  • Accelerate (Free & Premium): Elegant Multipurpose WordPress Theme
  • Himalayas (Free & Premium: One Page Parallax WordPress Theme
  • Suffice (Free & Premium): Beautiful, Creative Multipurpose WordPress Theme
  • Radiate (Free & Premium): Simple and Minimal WordPress Blog Theme
  • Ample (Free & Premium): Multipurpose Responsive WordPress Theme
  • Esteem (Free & Premium): Responsive WordPress Business Theme
  • ColorNews (Free & Premium): Beautiful Newspaper WordPress Theme
  • Freedom (Free & Premium): Responsive WordPress Photography Theme
  • FoodHunt (Free & Premium): WordPress Restaurant & Food Blog Theme
  • FitClub (Free & Premium): Fabulous Fitness WordPress Theme
  • Envince (Free & Premium): Drag and Drop WordPress Magazine Theme

How to Import WordPress Theme Demo Content? (Step-by-Step)

As mentioned before, you can install any of the free or premium WordPress themes by ThemeGrill and import demo sites’ data with just a click using the ThemeGrill Demo Importer plugin. All of the themes are carefully created with full support for the plugin. So, it’s really easy to import WordPress demo content.

Now, let’s discuss the step-by-step process to import WordPress theme demo content. Here, we’ll talk about three different methods that you can use. They are:

  1. In One Click
  2. If You Missed the Welcome Notice
  3. Import Manually 

Method I: In One Click

In this method, we’ll talk about how to import WordPress theme demo content using ThemeGrill Demo Importer in one click. We’ll guide you with the step-by-step process mentioned below.

Step 1. Install and Activate WordPress Theme by ThemeGrill

The first step you need to follow is to install and activate a WordPress theme. As mentioned earlier, the ThemeGrill Demo Importer plugin works only with the themes developed by ThemeGrill. So, you can install any WordPress theme from the ThemeGrill Theme Repository.

For this demo, we’ve used the Zakra theme as it’s a free theme and has a number of amazing demos. You can install it by manually downloading it from the ThemeGrill site or from the dashboard itself. After that, don’t forget to activate the theme.

Zakra SEO Friendly Theme

If you’ve any confusion regarding the installation process, please check out our article: How to Install a WordPress Theme? 

Step 2. Install and Activate ThemeGrill Demo Importer Plugin

Now, the next step that you need to follow is to install and activate the ThemeGrill Demo Importer plugin.

After installing and activating the Zakra theme, you’ll see a notice appearing on your dashboard reminding you to get started with the theme. Click on ‘Get Started with Zakra’ to automatically set up the ThemeGrill Demo Importer plugin.

Get Started with Zakra Button

Step 3. Import the Theme Demo

Then, you’ll be redirected to the Demo Importer page. Here, you can check out the available demos and import one according to your choice. 

Demo Pages

Choose one demo and hover your mouse cursor over it. After that, you’ll see the ‘Import’ and ‘Preview’ options appearing there. Click on the ‘Import’ option to import the theme demo.

Import Demo

Then, a dialogue box opens up where you need to click the ‘Confirm’ button.

Confirm Button

Now, you’ve successfully imported the demo option using the ThemeGrill Demo Importer plugin in one click. 

Method II: If You Missed the Welcome Notice

What if you missed the welcome notice? Don’t worry. You can still follow another method and import the demo content using the ThemeGrill Demo Importer plugin. Let’s discuss the steps in detail. 

Step 1. Go to Zakra Options

In your WordPress dashboard, look at the left side of your screen. There, try to locate ‘Appearance’ and hover your mouse pointer over it. Then you’ll see a pop-up with various options. Find ‘Zakra Options’ there and click on it.

Zakra Options How to Import WordPress Theme Demo Content

Step 2. Install ThemeGrill Demo Importer Plugin

After that, you’ll be redirected to the Zakra Options page. There try to find the ‘Install ThemeGrill Demo Importer Plugin’ under the Starter Demos option and click on it.

Install Demo Importer Plugin

Now, the ThemeGrill Demo Importer plugin will get installed. Then, you’ll be automatically directed to the demos page. Just like the previous step, choose the demo and import it. That’s all.

Method III: Import Manually

You can also use an alternative method to install the ThemeGrill Demo Importer plugin and import demos. You can even use this method if you missed the welcome notice.

First of all, just like in ‘Method I’, install and activate the Zakra theme following the same steps.

After that, in your WordPress dashboard, try to locate ‘Plugins’ on the left side of your screen. Hover your mouse cursor over it and click on the ‘Add New’ button.

Plugins to Add New

Now, you’ll reach the ‘Add Plugins’ page. There search for ‘ThemeGrill Demo Importer’ in the search box, after which you’ll see the plugin in the search result. You’ll see an ‘Install’ button there, click on it. At last, ‘Activate’ the plugin.

Install Now Button

After that, hover your mouse cursor to ‘Appearance’. From the pop-up, click on ‘Demo Importer’ to have a look at the available demos.

Demo Importer How to Import WordPress Theme Demo Content

At last, just like the previous methods, choose a demo and click on ‘Import’ to import demo content.

In this way, you can import the demo content with the help of the ThemeGrill Demo Importer plugin in three different methods. You can view the demo once you revisit your website. All the customizer and plugins data will also be automatically brought to the new demo that you imported.

Alternative Method for Theme Authors

Now, if you’re a theme author, there’s an alternative method to allow your users to import the theme demo content, i:e using the Quick Demo Import plugin. 

Quick Demo Import Plugin

It’s a free yet dynamic plugin using which all the theme authors can enable their users to import the demo content of any themes and even preview demos directly from the dashboard.

However, you need to make sure that the plugin is compatible with the theme first, otherwise, the plugin won’t work. The theme authors can make their theme compatible with the Quick Demo Import plugin following this easy guide.


That’s all for our article on how to import the demo content for free and premium WordPress themes. Now you must be able to install WordPress theme demo content in one click with ThemeGrill Demo Importer. It’s a simple but amazingly useful feature for WordPress themes. 

You can create a complete website like our demo site within minutes. It takes just one click to import the complete theme demo data. And, a few more minutes to customize the theme with your own content. 

We hope that now your confusion regarding how to import WordPress theme demo content has been cleared. Hopefully, the ThemeGrill Demo Importer plugin will prove to be immensely helpful for you.

If you found this article insightful, don’t forget to share it on your social platform. Also, please provide feedback and comments about this article. 

Interested to know more about how to customize the header and footer of the imported demo? Check our other blog.  

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