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endlessfire3 says

Ok, I have a question or.. more of a request. I am creating a website as part of a co-op internship for my associates degree. I am working as the “lead programmer”, and as a result am responsible for the look and feel, as well as the content of this website. We have purchased a theme from themeforest. The name of the theme is outreach. My superior has instructed me that upon uploading and installing the theme into wordpress and activating it, that it should look exactly like the live preview for the theme here. http://themeforest.net/item/outreach-charity-wordpress-theme/2509468?sso?WT.ac=category_item&WT.seg_1=category_item&WT.z_author=designcrumbs I have perhaps done something wrong, though I have worked fairly extensively with wordpress for the past year and a half. However, when I install and activate the theme, it is nothing more than a grey banner across the top and a whitespace. In my experience a theme is never anything more than that and any and all content must be added through the use of widgets etc. He has instructed me that I did not do my job properly since upon activation there was no content, only the general color and style. In my mind the confusion here is the difference between a theme and a template. Can someone help me out? Upon activating a theme I purchased, should it automatically appear exactly as the live preview of the theme? or do I need to manually work in the widgets where they appear etc as I thought

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PaddyTaylor says

No it would not- u have to upload the dummy XML file if it is available with the theme or if not then manually populate the theme

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