First of all, thank you for buying this theme. To make your experience pleasant, we've added as much info as needed in this documentation.

While we have tried to keep an easy-to-use user interface, we understand that you might have some questions about installing and using our theme. Following is a detailed step-by-step guide to help you with most of the questions or issues that you may be experiencing.

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The following video will guide you to install the theme, install recommended plugins, connected Jetpack and one-click demo import

WordPress child theme allows you change the functionality of the theme without having to edit the original/parent theme template files. If you plan to making any customization, we recommend to create a child theme instead of editing the theme template files. Since the child theme is stored separately, you don't need to redo the changes next time you upgrade the theme.

Creating a Child Theme

There's a plugin you can use that will create a child theme from within the WordPress dashboard: or you can download Creatively blank child theme.

Download it here.

More About Child Theme

You can read more about Child theme on WordPress Codex →

If you are migrating from another theme, then upon activating Creatively you may find previously added images display strangely with weird aspect ratios and sizes. Don't worry. It is normal. The image thumbnails are required to be recreated using Creatively's presets.

There is a very easy fix to this issue. Just install Force Regenerate Thumbnails plugin.

How To Use It?

  1. After you install it, go to Tools > Force Regenerate Thumbnails
  2. Click the Regenerate All Thumbnails button
  3. Depending upon the number of images and server speed, the process may take long to complete.
  4. After it done, you can deactivate and delete the plugin.

The Site Icon is used as a browser and app icon for your site. Icons must be square, and at least 512px wide and tall.

How to Upload your Icon?

  • Select Appearance > Customizer
  • Choose Site Identity > Site Icon
  • You will see the Site Icon uploader.
  • Upload your icon at least 512px x 512px

Creatively supports custom post or page layouts, there are 4 custom layouts you can choose:

The following video will guide you to setup the layout

The following video will guide you to add new project, using default option or page builder and the projects layouts.

All of our themes include a language file to make translating to a different language easy. Inside the theme folder /wp-content/themes/themename/languages , you'll find a language file named themename.pot . Or in this theme file named creatively.pot

Configure WordPress

Before translating the theme, you'll need to make sure WordPress is setup correctly with your locale. Open wp-config.php and modify the line below.

 * WordPress Localized Language, defaults to English.
 * Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the chosen
 * language must be installed to wp-content/languages. For example, install
 * to wp-content/languages and set WPLANG to "de_DE" to enable German
 * language support.
define( 'WPLANG', '' );

Translating the Theme

  1. Download and install Poedit.
  2. Open creatively.pot in Poedit. Translate as needed.
  3. Save the file with the locale. For example, if you translate the theme to German language then you would save your files as de_DE.po.
  4. Copy both these files(de_DE.po and under the languages folder of creatively.