HashThemes Demo Importer


HashThemes Demo Importer imports the full demo with just one click. It is specially developed to add a demo importer functionality in the theme developed by HashThemes but it can also be used by any other themes as well.

You just need to define the array that includes the location of the demo zip files and other informations. The other information includes name of the demo, preview image, theme option array, menu array, home page and blog page slug(if any), required plugins array and the tags that categorizes the theme.

The demo zip should contain the XML file, customizer (.dat) file, widget (.wie) file, theme option (.json), revolutions slider zip. It is not necessary to add all these files in the demo zip. You can skip the files if your demo does not need it.


  • Reset website(Optional)
  • Install recommended and required plugins automatically
  • Imports Revolution slider
  • Imports fully functional demo

Video Guide


The easy way to install the plugin is via WordPress.org plugin directory.

  1. Go to WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for «HashThemes Demo Importer» and install the plugin.
  3. Activate Plugin from «Plugins» menu in WordPress.


How to predefine demo imports?

An answer to that question.

function hdi_import_files_array(){
    return array(
        'demo-slug1' => array( // demo-slug should match the 'external_url' zip file name
            'name' => 'Demo Import One',
            'type' => 'pro', // the value should be either 'free' or 'pro' - default is 'free'
            'buy_url' => 'http://www.your_domain.com/theme-name/', // optional - only if the 'type' is set to 'pro'
            'external_url' => 'http://www.your_domain.com/import/demo-slug1.zip', // zip file should contain content.xml, customizer.dat, widget.wie, option_name1.json, option_name2.json, revslider.zip(exported slider content from revolution slider) - you can skip any of the files if your demo does not need it
            'image' => 'http://www.your_domain.com/import/screenshot.png',
            'preview_url' => 'http://www.your_domain.com/demo-slug',
            'options_array' => array('option_name1','option_name2'), // option_name1.json, option_name2.json file should be included in the zip file
            'menu_array' => array( // list of menus
                'primary' => 'Primary Menu',
                'secondary' => 'Secondary Menu'
            'plugins' => array( // these plugins will be installed automatically before demo import
                'simple-floating-menu' => array(
                    'name' => 'Simple Floating Menu', // name of the plugin
                    'source' => 'wordpress', // source is either 'wordpress' for plugins in WordPress directory or 'remote' for external stored 
                    'file_path' => 'simple-floating-menu/simple-floating-menu.php' // path of the main file of the plugin
                'contact-form-7' => array(
                    'name' => 'Contact Form 7',
                    'source' => 'wordpress',
                    'file_path' => 'contact-form-7/wp-contact-form-7.php'
                'revslider' => array(
                    'name' => 'Slider Revolution',
                    'source' => 'remote',
                    'file_path' => 'revslider/revslider.php',
                    'location' => 'http://www.your_domain.com/import/revslider.zip' // if source is 'remote', add the location of the plugin zip
            'home_slug' => 'home',
            'blog_slug' => 'blog',
            'tags' => array( // Optional - add filter tab on the header to sort the demo by their type
                'magazine' => 'Magazine',
                'business' => 'Business',
                'blog' => 'Blog'
        'demo-slug2' => array(
            'name' => 'Demo Import Two',
            'external_url' => 'http://www.your_domain.com/import/demo-slug2.zip',
            'image' => 'http://www.your_domain.com/import/screenshot.png',
            'preview_url' => 'http://www.your_domain.com/demo-slug2',
            'menu_array' => array(
                'primary' => 'Primary Menu'
            'home_slug' => 'home',
            'blog_slug' => 'blog'

add_filter( 'hdi_import_files', 'hdi_import_files_array' );


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Contributors & Developers

“HashThemes Demo Importer” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




July 25, 2022
* Added recommended plugins


Jan 28, 2022
* Compatibility with the latest WordPress v5.9


Oct 22, 2021
* Typo mistake for Total demo fixes
* Other minor code refinements


Sep 29, 2021
* Total Demo Refined
* Law, Education demo added for Total Theme


Jun 22, 2021
* Viral Mag Demo added


May 15, 2021
* Square Elementor Demo added


Mar 08, 2021
* Total Demo Import added


Oct 12, 2020
* Viral News Menu id mistake in config file fixed


  • Demos Rearranged


  • WordPress Importer Updated
  • New Demos added for Viral Theme


  • Added new demo in Viral News theme


  • Added More demo for Viral News Theme
  • Demo Importer Enhancement


  • Fixed responsive issue in the dashboard


  • Demo for HashOne theme added


  • Release