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Installing Headway

If you haven’t purchased Headway yet:

  1. Go to, and click the Get Started Today button for the plan you are purchasing. You are then taken to the checkout page where you can pay with PayPal or a Credit Card.
  2. Pay for your purchase with your PayPal account or with a credit card. You
    do not have to have a PayPal account to purchase Headway. Once payment
    has been processed, you will be emailed a link to log in to your member
    panel to access Headway.
  3. Follow the link and log in.
  4. Click the download link on the Dashboard page and download the .zip file to your hard drive. Do not unzip it or upload the file to your server.  (Note: if you are using Safari, Safari unzips .zip files automatically.  You’ll need to right click on the Headway folder and choose “compress headway”.  This zips the folder again so you can upload it via the WordPress Dashboard.)

Once you have purchased Headway, install it like you would another WordPress theme:

  1. Log in to your WordPress admin panel.
  2. In the Appearance menu, click Themes.
  3. Click Add New, and then click Upload.
  4. In the dialog box, locate and select the Headway .zip file. WordPress uploads the file and installs the Headway theme.
  5. When the installation is complete, click Activate.

With only a few blocks and styles defined, the Headway Base theme is clean
and simple, like a new canvas waiting for an artist’s hand.

Here’s a video in case you’d like a demonstration:

For more information about installing themes, see Using Themes in the WordPress Codex.

This article was last updated for Headway version 3.8.3

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