Step 1: Get Webspace

Please don’t get WordPress hosting from This is not compatible with Lay Theme.

If you don’t have webspace already, let me recommend these hosts.
Their cheapest offers will do and they all come with a free domain name. What’s most important, they have 1-click installers for WordPress which will make the installation really easy. Disclosure: I get paid if you get webspace through one of these links.

  • The plan “shared hosting, starter” is enough. Comes with 100GB and a .com domain. This is the cheapest host of the three.
  • You would need “shared hosting”. You get unlimited webspace and a free .com domain. I like their control panel because it’s really clean and well structured. and my own website run on dreamhost.
  • The "Starter Plan Spark" is all you need. I like Webhostinghub because they use green energy and have unlimited GB webspace. You get a free domain or you can transfer your existing domain for free.

Step 2: Install WordPress

Install WordPress in your webhost control panel with their 1-click WordPress installer.

If your webhost doesn’t support 1-click WordPress installation, you have to install WordPress manually. Download WordPress at Then follow the official installation guide.

Step 3: Install Lay Theme and Addons

Purchase Lay Theme. Download the .zip file and unzip it. You will get which is the theme and other addon zip files like

Log in to your WordPress at “”.

  • Go to “Appearance” → “Themes”
  • At the top click on “Add New”
  • Then at the top click on “Upload Theme”
  • Choose the “” file and click “Install Now”
  • Afterwards click “Activate”

You can now enter your license key in “Lay Options”→“License Key”.

If you have not received a license key after purchase please take a look at your spam folder or wait 5 minutes. If you cannot find the key, write an email to In that email let me know what email address you used for the purchase so I can find your key.

Now install the Addons you want to use:

  • Go to “Plugins” → “Add New”
  • At the top click “Upload Plugin”
  • Upload your Addon .zip file and click on “Install Now”
  • Afterwards click “Activate Plugin”

Repeat these steps to install more Addons. Please note that when activating the fullscreen slider addon, it will already be active for all of your projects, thus changing scrolling behaviour and placement of elements.

If everything worked, please watch the Getting Started Video. Also visit Documentation to learn more. If you get error messages, please visit Documentation → Troubleshooting.

  • Want to move your website to another domain/folder/subdomain later? Follow my tutorial! Other ways of moving your website can lead to all of your content getting lost!