Essies

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Documentation Index

Setup Pages Setup
Theme Installation Setting up Front Page
Installing via Wordpress Setting Page Layout For Every Page
Installation via FTP Importing demo content
Advanced Theme Options panel  
Setting up Menus  

Step 1: First Install Theme by provided direction below

Theme Installation

To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For information on installing the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex - http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress. Upon downloading ".zip" file from Themeforest, you'll have all files you need inside. Extract the ".zip" file and you will find the theme zip file called "essies.zip" that is the file you need to install.

Please Note: You can install the theme in two ways: through Wordpress theme installer, or via FTP. If you have trouble installing the theme via Wordpress, please proceed with installing it via FTP and you will be able to get around the issue. Below are the steps to install the theme in either ways.


Installing via Wordpress

Follow these simple steps to install via wordpress:

  • Go to Appearance > Themes.
  • Click Add New > Uplode Theme.
  • Navigate to find the "essies.zip" file and click "Install Now" button.
  • The theme will be uploaded and installed but not yet activated.
  • Activate the newly installed theme. Go to Appearance > Themes and activate the installed theme.
  • This theme depends on few plugins that you must enable after activating the theme. Namely these plugins are: Contact form 7, essies Posts and Shortcode, Email Subscribers & Newsletters, WPBakery Visual Composer. if not active plugin theme will give error. When you activate essies theme, you will see a notice that will ask you to install required plugins.
  • Install each plugin.

Installing Via FTP

Follow these simple steps to install via FTP::

  • Extract the essies.zip
  • Open your FTP program and login to your hosting space
  • Browse to the directory where wordpress is installed and upload Essies theme folder to wp-content > themes
  • Activate the newly installed theme. Go to Appearance > Themes and activate the installed theme.

Installing Plugins from FTP

Follow these steps to install a plugin via FTP in your WordPress installation:

  • Open Plugin folder and unzip all plugin zip.
  • Connect to your server using your preferred FTP application.
  • Navigate to the wp-content folder within the WordPress installation for your website.
  • In the wp-content directory, find the plugins directory; upload your plugin to this location via FTP.
    Congratulations - your plugin is installed, but you still need to activate it.

  • Choose Plugins?Plugins on your Dashboard.
    The Installing Plugin page appears.
  • Click the Activate link that appears below the plugin’s title.

Step 2: Importing Demo Content

Note: Note: Please install & activate plugins first before importing demo content

Importing Demo Content

We provide one click import functionality

Note: Note: Actual demo images are not included in the import.

Follow these steps to import demo content:

  1. Make sure you have activated essies theme (see Theme Installation)
  2. Navigate to Wordpress Dashboard > Appearance > Theme Options > Demo Importer
  3. When import is finished, you are done.

Setting Up Front Pages And Blog Page

  • Navigate to Settings > Reading
  • Select A Static Page for Front Page Displays
  • Select your new home page for the Front Page
  • Select your Blog page for the Blog


Setting up Menus

  • Go to Appearance >Menu to set your menu locations

Advanced Theme Options panel

Appearance > Essies Options


Page Options

You can change every page options as per your requirement.


How to setup contact page And Form.

If you are using contact 7 form Plugin.

  • Go to Pages >Add/Edit to set your content Options