Step 1: Get Webspace

Don’t get WordPress hosting on!

We recommend the following webhosts because they offer one-click installers for WordPress or come with WordPress pre-installed.

  • The "Lite" package starts at 2.95$ per month. It uses green energy and has a free domain name for the first year.
  • is a premium Webhoster. This is one is more performant, but costs 35$ per month.

Or manage your own server and have amazing loading times with SpinupWP. Its more difficult to set up but you can follow our tutorial.

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

"Incompatible Archive" error in WordPress 6.4.3

At the moment WordPress 6.4.3 has a bug that can prevents the installation of themes and plugins via zip files. See how to fix this here.

Purchase Lay Theme. Find an email by stripe with the invoice attached.
(If you have paid by bank transfer/sepa the invoice will take a day or two to deliver.)

You need the file which is the theme and other addon zip files like

Theme installation

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 us know what email address you used for the purchase so we can find your key.

Addons installation

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.
If you don't want to use an Addon, keep it disabled.

Install a backup and security plugin

Using a backup plugin is vital because WordPress websites can sometimes be hacked. You can do this step later if you like.

Install and setup a backup plugin like UpdraftPlus. Go to "Plugins" → "Add New Plugin" search for "UpdraftPlus" and install it.

In "Settings" → "UpdraftPlus Backups" → "Settings" do your setup so your files and database back up every week to your Dropbox account for example.

You could also install Wordfence which is a security plugin to prevent your website from being hacked.

What now?

Watch the Getting Started Video or read this New Tutorial (Start at Step 4).

Visit Documentation to learn more.

You can always find your key and downloads here:

Go here: Support.

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