Video 1 Flexibility3 Theme Install

Flexibility3 Theme Video Training Series

flexsqueeze-themeRyan over at FlexibilityTheme has come out with a whole new upgrade to the Flexibility theme. I sat down last night and recorded about 17 videos for you; going through each option.

Flexibility3 Theme Install

This first video shows you how to install the theme from your wordpress backoffice.

Remember to maximize the video to watch in full screen–click on the button that looks like this–on the bottom of the video.

While there are some incredible wordpress themes on the web. I find the Flexibility3 Theme easy to use for both newbies and advanced users alike.


  1. Diana on November 26, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    You’ve made the theme upload process look easy.


  2. Steve Troutman on January 15, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Hi Holly,

    Thanks so much for the tutorial. Good stuff. I am installing the theme as I watch.

  3. Clint on February 2, 2011 at 2:08 pm


    My wordpress does not have an option to install theme or add a theme. Please advise.. Thanks

  4. John Ogrins on February 6, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Hello Holly…

    I thought I would start out with free stuff… like the instead of .org That way I can learn a little about wordpress and the dashboard. Once I feel that I can move around comfortably I’ll get a domain name and hosting and go to the .org side of wordpress.

    I downloaded Filezilla… you had mentioned that on one of your videos. I know I’ll need it later.

    I also downloaded Flexibility 3. I was going to try and use it on my .com wordpress blog but there doesn’t seem to be a way to install this theme. Will it only work on the .org side?

    Thanks for the great videos… I really need things simple!


  5. hollypowell on February 28, 2011 at 4:36 pm


    Yes Flex3 only works on the .org side.

    Good luck with your progress.


  6. hollypowell on February 28, 2011 at 4:37 pm


    Are you using or are you hosting wordpress on your own server?

    To install flexibility you have to have a self hosted site.


  7. Mr WordPres$uccess on March 24, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Hello Holly,

    Thanks for the well-made video on Flexibility 3.

    In the footer (for both Clint and John), it says “Blog at”. Unfortunately, they’ve discovered how setting up shop there limits one’s options. It might be helpful if you mention this on this page somewhere before the video.

    I’m going to watch the rest of your Flexibility videos now.

  8. Office Design Interior on April 21, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Holly,

    Thank you for the Video. As a beginner I am very helpfull.. I am downloading your another video. Keep sharing

  9. Victor on April 23, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Hi Holly, I just heard about flexibility3 and want to try it on my new blog that is wordpress based but the theme options were not shown.The site is self hosted.Have i done anything wrong ?.Please help.

  10. Dave Smith on April 29, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Thanks forward t clearing up some questions for me. I am looking forward to the rest of the series.

  11. Taurus on May 3, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks, Holly. I was just sitting here staring bleakly at the extracted files, until you saved me. Got it installed, thanks to

    I am eager to view any other videos you have on this topic.

  12. Robin on May 17, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I have just installed it. I am following each video as I go along.

  13. Warren on June 11, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I just downloaded this theme, and watched this video. I wish
    my course was as direct in their instructions. Great stuff.

  14. Nathanael on June 15, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Thank you for this video, I have done this steps and installed the theme on my fresh Blog! Again: Thank you!

  15. Holly Powell on July 1, 2011 at 11:02 am

    You’re welcome!!! I’m glad you liked them.

  16. Holly Powell on July 1, 2011 at 11:04 am

    thanks Warren–I appreciate your comments

  17. Holly Powell on July 27, 2011 at 3:22 pm


    I’m sorry I haven’t answered this sooner–the options should show–has this been resolved for you yet?

  18. Ed on August 9, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Hello Holly,

    I have installed the Flexiablity 3 theme and now I dont have anywhere on my site to log into my dashboard so I can make changes to my blog. Any suggestions?

  19. Lester Dalrymple on October 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    I am switching my theme right now

  20. mike on October 6, 2011 at 3:36 pm


    I does not work.

    When i search my site at google my post/how i designed it is visible.


    The content is not.

    Insted of the content i have written it stands:

    – Oops, That wasn’t found

    Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.

    What is wrong?


  21. Holly Powell on October 29, 2011 at 11:42 am


    What is your website so I can take a look? Did you get this figured out? Let me know.

  22. Holly Powell on October 29, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Hi Ed,

    You can login to your blog by typing /wp-admin after your domain name.

    Let me me know if this helps

  23. jERRY on November 29, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Hi Holly
    Thanks for the videos. So far they have been great.
    I am having problems uploading the Flexibility3 Theme.
    I can not get the zip file to upload to my site. I am
    using WordPress 3.2.1 and windows 7. Can you give me
    any advice.


  24. Julie on January 13, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Thanks so much for the videos. Step by step in small chunks is great for me as a newbie! Wont watch video 2 till mastered number 1! Unfortunately I cant upload the theme as wordpress install says file is too big, must be less than 1500 and file size is 1600. How do I rectify this? thanks Julie

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  26. Holly Powell on March 8, 2012 at 9:49 pm


    What hosting provider are you using? I recommend hostgator–the hatchling plan is actually inexpensive.

  27. Holly Powell on March 8, 2012 at 9:51 pm


    What hosting service are you using? How are you trying to load it to your site? I always use the blog dashboard to do this.

    I have done it via ftp; however, it works pretty good via the dashboard.

  28. Russ Turner on October 8, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Hi Holly I wonder if you can help.

    I have been usinf the free version of Flexibility and yesterday secured and downloaded the paid version. However, there is no obvious way to delete the existing version which I must do before I can install the paid version.

    I have emailed Ryan and sent 2 emails using their “Contact” feature on their website but no answer.

    Can you help please



  29. Holly Powell on November 7, 2012 at 8:12 am


    I found the answer to your question in one of Ryan’s forums.

    All your data will be there. Just delete the current theme and install the paid version, then the first thing you do after activation is go in and save your theme settings once. That will write your old settings into the new style sheet.

    Let me know if you have any issues with this.

    Holly Powell

  30. Marc on November 11, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Hi Holly

    Thanks a lot for all the videos
    I am configuring my website and your videos are really great and help me a lot.

    By the way, do you know how to hide “Comments” on the Home page but keep all the comments functions on each article post page ?


  31. Holly Powell on November 20, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Hi Marc,

    I’m not sure about this question. I’ll have to do some research. If you have a dedicated home page–you should be able to turn comments off on the home page; however, if your pages are really your posts–I don’t think this is an option.

    Again, you’ve stumped me on this one–any of my readers know the answer to this?

  32. Russ Turner on November 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Hi Marc,

    If you look under the “Posts” option you will see that if you set “Display post date, time and comments link:” to No then this disables all comments on your site.

  33. Holly Powell on November 21, 2012 at 11:03 am


    Thanks for sharing! I learned something as well today.

  34. Marc on November 21, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Hello Holly, hello Russ
    Thank you for taking your time to help me. I saw this option already but it will disable all comments on my site AND dates.
    This is not what I want. I just want to hide to word “comments” under each post title but not disable all the comments.
    I will keep on searching, thanks again !

  35. Al on December 15, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Wow. These videos make this awesome theme really great. Thank you for your time in showing us how to customize our site. Thanks again. Al

  36. Jock Tiernan on January 6, 2014 at 8:28 am

    We have the theme installed am trying to get an exerpts page for the home page

  37. Mumtaz on January 8, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Hi Holly,
    Thank you for the video, that was so easy to download it. Now I am trying to find the other videos you have on it, but do not know where they are. I am looking forwards to leaning more about the flexible3 theme.
    Thxs again, Mumtaz

  38. Holly Powell on February 19, 2014 at 7:34 pm

  39. Holly Powell on February 19, 2014 at 8:44 pm


    Are you using flexibility 1.5? or an earlier version?

    Go to your options click on posts and scroll down until you see the excerpts options and choose yes.

    Let me know if that doesn’t solve your issue.


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