Replacing the Lite-Locked Version


– Don’t worry – You will not lose your existing pages or posts during this process!

– If you have a lot of work in your site already consider making a Backup just in case.


Here is the SmallBiz Theme in case you have not downloaded it already [click here to download] Make sure the Zip file stays zipped up while downloading.

1) Log into WordPress

2) Go to “Appearance” -> “Themes”

3) Activate one of the WordPress default themes in order to de-activate the SmallBiz Theme

4) Delete the pre-installed SmallBiz Theme

5) Click the “Install Themes” tab (upper right)

6) Click the “Upload” link.

7) “Browse” to your Zip File and Click “Upload”

8) Click “Activate”.

9) You will be forwarded to the SmallBiz Options Panel.



If your browser automatically unzips all files:

Safari > Preferences > General > uncheck “Open safe files after downloading”

Firefox > Preferences > Applications > find the “zip” file and set the option to just download or ask what to do.

If you are on a Mac – You might be able to re-zip the file by Control-Clicking the Smallbiz folder and selecting “Create Archive for…”




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5 Responses to “Replacing the Lite-Locked Version”

  1. Your instructions were very helpful!!

  2. very easy to follow instructions! thank you!

  3. Could not have been easier! Thanks a bunch!

  4. Shirley Beccue March 17, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Great instructions! Thanks for the visuals!

  5. LeAllyson Meyer May 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    So far so good! Such excellent clear instructions! Thank you.