After downloading your purchased theme, go to Appearance › Themes in your website’s dashboard and click on the “Add New” button located in the top part of the page. Upload the downloaded .zip archive of the theme and click “Install”.
If you want to use the child theme provided with your purchase, install the child theme just like the main theme. Please note that installing the main theme is mandatory, child themes cannnot function by themselves.
Some shortcodes were built in this theme, that you can easily use when adding content. You can add intro, pull-quote left, and pull-quote right using the following shortcodes:
Emphasize an intro paragraph by adding
[intro text="Your paragraph text here"]
Add a right side pullquote with
[right text="Your paragraph text here"]
Add a left side pullquote with
[left text="Your paragraph text here"]
To access the theme options, go to [u text=”Appearance › Customize”]. You should see these options:
Clicking on the first option (Theme Design) will reveal the following options:
From here you can change all the colors of the theme (backgrounds, accents, borders and drop-shadow), the border width, and also you can change the way the main menu is displayed.
Display sticky main menu
This option changes the way main menu is displayed, from a classic header column list, to a sticky horizontal menu that displays at the bottom.
This option changes the overall background (website background + some elements like the “back to top” button).
About Page Background Color
This option changes the About Page background. To use this, choose “About Page” as template for your about page.
This option changes the accent color (used for marking important elements like links and social media sharing buttons).
This option changes the overall width of the border. The border is present in the header, breadcrumbs, back to top arrow, and form fields.
The default border width is 2px. Leave the field blank if you want to revert to its default value.
This option changes the color of the border. The border is present in the header, breadcrumbs, back to top arrow, and form fields.
Drop Shadow Color
This option changes the color of the drop-shadow that is displayed on homepage for each post that has a featured image.
This option changes the color for the titles, site name, menu links, social media icons, bold text, and widget links and text.
This option changes the text color throughout the site.
Social Media Icons
Clicking on the second option (Social Media Icons) will reveal the following options:
Clicking on the third option (About Widget) will reveal the following options:
The “About” widget is displayed as the first widget in the sidebar, on the single post pages.
You can add a title, image, some text, and also a link if you have an “About” page.
Clicking on the fourth option (Signature Image) will reveal the following options:
Upload your image and it will be automatically displayed at the end of posts.
You can also set the desired image width (recommended especially for Retina/HiDPI optimized images).
Clicking on the fifth option (Related Articles) will reveal the following options:
Choose to hide the Related articles section on single post page (by default they are displayed).
You can also change the section’s title. The default title is “You might also like”.
Social Media Share Buttons
Clicking on the sixth option (Social Media Share Buttons) will reveal the following options:
Choose to hide the social media sharing buttons (by default they are displayed).
Clicking on the seventh option (Site Identity) will reveal the following options:
With this option you can upload a logo image, change the site title and description, and also add a site icon.
Site title and description can also be changed from Settings > General.
Clicking on the eighth option (Menus) will reveal the following options:
With this option you can add a custom menu that will be displayed as main menu in the top right area of the header.
Menus can also be added from Appearance > Menus.
Clicking on the ninth option (Widgets) will reveal the following options:
The widgets are displayed in the sidebar, on the single post pages.
If you have the “About” widget activated, they will be displayed under it.
Widgets can also be added from Appearance > Widgets (except for the custom “About” widget that can only be edited from Customizer.
Clicking on the tenth option (Homepage Settings) will reveal the following options:
Choose to display a static page instead of the blog posts index as homepage.
Clicking on the eleventh option (Additional CSS) will reveal the following options:
With this option you can add your own CSS styles.
Yoast SEO Breadcrumbs
Please note that for this option you need to have Yoast SEO plugin installed and activated.
Clicking on the twelfth option (Yoast SEO Breadcrumbs) will reveal the following options:
You can customize the way your breadcrumbs are displayed by changing the separator, homepage anchor text, and add prefixes for different pages like archive, 404, and search results pages.