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Installing your new WordPress theme To install your new WordPress theme, you will need to have a self-hosted installation of WordPress, our theme's will not run on WordPress.com. There are many hosting companies that you can purchase your domain ...

Installing & Activating Bundled Plugins When your new theme has been activated you will see an alert at the top of your WordPress dashboard recommending you to install the bundled plugins. Click the button that says ‘Begin Installing Plugins’. Select ...

Activating your license Once you have successfully installed your theme and activated all the plugins, you will then need to activate your theme license. The theme license allows you to receive future theme updates and access to our support service ...

​Importing the Demo Content If you want to import our sample content for your new theme so that the theme looks like it does in the demo, we recommend that you update your theme to the latest version first if it isn’t already. To update the theme ...

Importing the Demo Widgets Once your demo content has been imported you will notice that the widgets in the sidebar and footer are not in place. You will now need to import the demo widgets which you will find in the ‘yourtheme-demo-content.zip ...

Creating Posts To create a new post navigate to Posts > Add New. In the post editor you will be able to give your post a title, some content, some media, and a featured image. You can also assign your post to a catego ...

VafPress Post Format UI Plugin The Vafpress plugin is used to have more media options for your posts, such as gallery posts, audio posts and video posts. To use this plugin, you need to be in the post editor, so create a new post by going to Posts > Add ...

Creating a menu To set up your menu, navigate to Appearance > Menus. Here, you can edit a menu or create a new menu. When creating a new menu, give it a name, such as Main Menu and then click Create Menu. You can now start addin ...

Using your theme's featured content slider The featured content slider is used to display either featured posts, featured pages, or both. When creating a new blog post or page, you will see on the right side of the editor a meta box for Post Options. Within ...

Using the Content Boxes To set up the content boxes below the featured content slider, navigate to Appearance > Customise > Content Boxes. For each content box you can remove / change an image, add a title, add a subtitle (if applicable) ...

Linking The Content Boxes to Categories To link your content boxes to a category, you will firstly need to create a category, like Travel for example, and then assign this category to your posts which can be done in the post editor. When you have your pos ...

Setting up the Sidebar and Footer Let’s start with the sidebar - the sidebar is generally used to display different widgets and used as an area to briefly promote / introduce yourself to your readers. The sidebar can sit on the right or left hand side of yo ...

​Setting up the Author Card The author card is the area below each post that allows readers of your blog to find out a little bit about you, the author. To set this up, go to Users > All Users and then click the author you want to edit. Scroll down t ...

Creating a Page Aside from your blog pages, you may want to include additional pages on your website such as ‘About’, ‘Services’ or ‘Contact’. To add a new page, navigate to Pages > Add New. Within the page editor you can ...

Adding Media to a Page or Post Within a page or post, you can add different forms of media, such as video, audio and image galleries. To add a video or audio, click on the Add Media button in the post / page editor, click on Insert from URL and then enter ...

Adding a Contact Form with Contact Form 7 Plugin To create a contact form for your posts or pages, go to Contact > Contact Forms and then click Add New. You will see the code for a default form on the screen, with options to add additional form elements such as ‘t ...

Setting a Static Home Page You can choose whether to display your blog posts on the homepage or have a separate homepage. To have a separate homepage from your blog, you will need to create a page for ‘Home’ and another page for your blog post ...

Resetting Permalinks Certain circumstances could disrupt your blog’s permalinks, for instance, if you change the URL or translate the theme. If you notice you are running into 404 errors when viewing a page this could be because you need to res ...

Translating your Theme You can easily translate your new theme if you wish. To translate your theme, we recommend that you download and install POEdit, https://poedit.net. Once downloaded, open up the application. Within the theme files, we h ...

Using the Mailchimp Plugin to Create a Subscribe Form The Mailchimp plugin allows you to have a custom designed subscribe form on your blog for users to sign up to and which connects to your Mailchimp account. If you haven’t yet got a Mailchimp account, it is very easy to ...

Adding Google Analytics to Your Site To add Google Analytics to your WordPress site, we recommend you install a plugin called Google Analytics by Monster Insights: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress/. Once installed and ...