WordPress is a very useful tool for creating and delivering content to your audience. To make the best out of our theme, you are advised to carefully read this Documentation as it describes and explains all the available options.
In the right part of your screen there is a hamburger icon; use it to navigate to the sections, and have a real good time enriching your website with marvelous content.
For most compliance, when it comes to Theme Options, we are following the same structure with the one you ‘ll find in your installation. Inline references also exist to help you find the way through related settings.
Theme Installation and Setup
Under most circumstances, installing WordPress is a very simple process and takes less than five minutes to be completed. Many web hosts (e.g. Siteground) are now offering tools for automatic installation. However, if you wish to install WordPress by yourself, read about the Famous 5 Minutes Installation.
Below you can find some links about WordPress Installation
If for some reason you had problems installing the theme through wordpress then you can check out the following method:
Download theme from ThemeForest and unzip the main zip file
Locate theme_name.zip and extract/unzip its contents
Use an FTP client (for example FileZilla) to access your host web server
Transfer your unzipped theme folder to your server in the wp-content/themes/ directory.
Once uploaded, go to Appearance > Themes and activate your theme.
If you consider installing the child theme ( which is strongly recommended ), then repeat the FTP procedure for theme_name-child.zip file and activate this instead.
replace theme_name with the original name of the theme you purchased
The following plugins are bits of software that extend the functionality of the theme and are included in the theme package. When you install the theme, you will get a notification message in your WordPress admin informing you about the required and recommended plugins. You have to install them. For those who are not familiar with plugin management, please check WordPress Codex > Managing Plugins reference
Plethora Features Library (mandatory). This is Plethora’s theme framework plugin that includes all shortcodes, widjets, custom post types and extra design settings, make sure that is always installed.
Visual Composer (mandatory). Allows you to edit your content using an enhanced page builder. Make sure, you are using the version included in the package, as it is configured to work seamlessly with the theme. Please, note that we do not offer compliance with any licensed version of Visual Composer plugin other than the one included in theme Package.
Contact Form 7 (recommended). Manages multiple contact forms. You can also customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. Install and activate Contact Form 7 before importing content! Plethora Theme design is compatible with any form created using Contact Form 7. Note that for core functionality issues (non related to design), you should refer to the plugin documentation or contact the author directly.
The theme will be regularly updated to keep up with WordPress updates. So if you get notified about an update, follow the instructions :
Login into your Themeforest account, go to Dashboad > downloads and download the theme into your computer
Install an FTP program if you already do not have one (Filezilla is free)
Retrieve your FTP login information from your hosting admin panel and login into your hosting via FTP
Unzip the item main file
Locatetheme_name.zip* and unzip it. Make sure your unzipping software does not create an extra directory with the same name nested into each other.
Locate the themes’ main folder on your FTP program ( should be something like: “YOUR_HOSTING_ROOT/YOUR_SUBDIRECTORY/wp-content/themes/” ) and drag and drop the local version in it. FTP program will give a warning that there is already a directory with the same name. Choose “replace all”.
It will take from 2 to 10 minutes to replace all files. When you finish, login into your WordPress dashboard, go to Theme Options, and verify the new version. Child theme doesn’t need to be updated unless you made no changes to it and want the new cool screenshot.
On occasion, a TGM notice will appear on top of your administration page to update the “Plethora Themes Features Library” plugin. Update it by clicking on the notice and clicking “Update” and “Activate” under the “Plethora Features Library” listing in the list that appears. Or, on the “Themes” page, click to view Theme Details and in the popup window, click “Update Plugins” button on the bottom.
*theme_name.zip is used as an example; in real case the .zip file will be titled as the theme you purchased.
The first and most important step to update your theme is to BACKUP your site and Database. There are plenty of ways of doing that. You can start from here: WordPress Backups
You can easily import Demo content using Plethora’s Demo Importer:
Go to Admin > Tools > Healthflex Demo Importer
Click on the Demo you like.
Make sure you have installed all the plugins required. Otherwise the Go To Import Panel button will not be active. If a plugin does not exist, a red colored title is used, while an orange color will be used instead if a plugin is installed but has not been activated.
On the import panel screen, clickon Import Demo and relax while each item is imported. Import procedure might last several minutes, depending on the demo selected
When the Import Demo button turns green, the import is completed. Visit you site to see the Demo.
Note: if for some reason, you cannot use Demo Importer, you can import our primary demo using the XML/WIE files included in package. For the main content ( XML file ), you have to install the classic WordPress Importer, while for the widgets ( WIE file ) you have to use the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin
Set Up a Static Front Page / Post Page
Administration > Settings > Reading > Front Page Displays
By default, WordPress displays latest posts in the Front Page. You should change this behavior by setting up a different static Front Page / Posts Page instead:
Add a new page to use it as Front Page. You should give a distinctive name ( e.g. Home or Welcome )
Add another new page to use it as Posts Page. You should give a distinctive name ( e.g. Blog or News ). This page will be selected as your static blog page.
Go to Administration > Settings > Reading > Front Page Displays > Front Page
Change your Front page display to a static page
Select the first page you created for Front Page
Select the second page you created for Posts Page
Click the Save Changes button…you are ready!
Important note:. You can configure your blog options now on Theme Options > Content > Blog ( check Blog Options section below for further instructions ).