Demo Downloader Ready!
Views Demo Downloader is finally here. It will let you download complete reference sites and experiment with them locally, making your Views training a lot easier.
The Demo Downloader is a plugin, which will create complete reference sites for you locally. Once downloaded, you’ll have full access to the custom types, fields, Views, Content Templates, CSS and even sample content. We’re sure that having these sites locally will make it a lot easier for you to become Views experts and build sites faster.
How to get and use the Demo Downloader
To download it, login to your account and go to Downloads. You’ll see a new item called Views Demo Downloader.
This downloader will only run on newly installed WordPress sites. Since it will wipe out all the site’s content, we’ve prevented it from running on anything but a fresh WordPress installation. So first, you need to create a new WordPress site. Then, install the downloader.
Download a reference site
After you install it, go to the Views Demo menu and choose the site that you want to import. Some reference sites require other plugins to work correctly. These are all free plugins that you can download and install. You’ll see links to where the plugins are coming from.
Then, click on the ‘Download’ link next to the site and the import begins. The Demo Downloader will download all these:
- The theme
- Types and Views configuration
- Sample content
- Menu, widgets and other WordPress config
Install Types and Views and see how we built it
At the end, you’ll have a fully functional reference site, right in your hands. To see the full details of Types and Views, you’ll need to install the plugins (Types and Views). You’ll have to use Views 1.1.2 or above. Right now, it’s in beta, so get Views 1.1.2-b2 from the downloads page too.
Full tutorials are coming
These reference sites go best with complete tutorials. We’re almost ready with a brand new set of tutorials, which will explain how we’ve built each of these reference sites. I’m sure that the detailed tutorials, together with the local sites will help you get the most out of Views.