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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There are two methods to install the theme. If the normal installation method (a) is not supported by your web host, you will have to use the alternate option (b).

a. Normal Installation

  1. Log into your WordPress admin panel and go to Appearance → Themes
  2. Click the Add New button at the top.
  3. Click the Upload Theme button at the top.
  4. Click the Choose File button and navigate to the location of the theme zip file
  5. Click Install Now to begin the installation.
  6. Wait for the success message, then click Activate.

b. FTP Installation (alternate method)

  1. Unzip the theme zip file
  2. Using an FTP client to access your host web server. Go to /wp-content/themes/ and place the theme folder inside it.
  3. Log in to your WordPress admin panel and go to Appearance → Themes
  4. Locate the theme thumbnail and click the Activate link.

ImportantAfter activation, you will be presented with several plugins that you have to activate. Do not forget to activate them all or not all of the theme features will be available.

Featured recommends a few plugins to extend it's functionality. These plugins can be installed automatically from the notification in WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard). Although, Featured will work perfectly without any of these plugins, you may want to extend the theme's features with them.

Recommended Plugins

  • One-Click Demo Import

    To import content from our demo!

  • Page Builder by SiteOrigin
    Strongly Recommended

    This plugin allows you to build a custom page with drag and drop feature.

How to Install the Plugins

  1. Log into your Dashboard page.
  2. Go to Appearance → Install Plugins.
  3. Click install link below the plugin you want to install.

We have included Featured with one-click demo importer feature. You can easily to import content from our demo then you can edit it with your content. But first please install all recommended plugins. Please take a look the Installing Recommended Pluginssection to read how to install the plugin.

After that please go to Appearance → Import Demo Data, then click the Import Demo Data button. Depending upon the number of content, images and server speed, the process may take long to complete.

ImportantIn some themes you need to install some of the recommended plugins before importing the demo content such as Jetpack, TJ Team Content, Advanced Custom Fields Pro, WooCommerce, etc.

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 Featured 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 Featured 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 Featured'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
  • You will see the Site Icon uploader.
  • Upload your icon at least 512px x 512px

By default, Featured uses Playfair Display, Georgia and Montserrat font as default theme font family. But Featured provides an option to change it in case you dont like it. It is easy to change it, please follow the steps below.

Access the setting

  • Select Appearance → Customizer
  • Choose Design → Fonts
  • You will see the settings for each font

How to use it

Each setting have 2 setting Font name/style/sets and Font family , if you want to change the fonts you need to change both.

Please follow the example steps so you will understand how to use it. First please go to then choose font you like by clicking the + button.

Then you will see a small popup window at the bottom, click it. You can customize the font style, for example you need a Regular and Bold style. Click the Customize tab then choose the style, please follow the image below.

After that back to the Embed tab. Copy the data, paste it to the Font name/style/sets and Font family setting in the Customizer. If you confuse, please take a look the 2 picture below

Featured provides option to change the accent color, the default accent color is #e60000 or red.

How to Change it?

  • Select Appearance → Customizer
  • Choose Design → Colors
  • You will see the option to change the color.

Per Page/Post Basis Layout

You can setup the layout per post or page. This is done when you add or edit the post or page. There are 4 types layout you can choose

How to use it

  1. Assuming you're at the new post or page screen (Posts → Add New) or (Pages → Add New)
  2. After you create the post or page, scroll down and find Layout meta box.
  3. Choose the layout.

Layout Type

  1. Full Width: Display the content in a full width mode or without sidebar.
  2. Full Width Narrow: Display the content in a full width mode or without sidebar.
  3. Right Sidebar: Display the content with sidebar on the right.
  4. Left Sidebar: Display the content with sidebar on the left.

Archive Layouts

This archive layouts setting will applied to all archives page such as category, tag, author, and etc.

How to use it

  • Select Appearance → Customizer
  • Choose Design → Layouts
  • You will see the option to change the layouts.

Layout Type

Please click the link below to see the layout on demo site.

  1. List full width
  2. List full width narrow
  3. List right sidebar
  4. List left sidebar
  5. Grid 3 columns
  6. Grid 2 columns
  7. Grid right sidebar
  8. Grid left sidebar
  9. Masonry 3 columns
  10. Masonry right sidebar
  11. Masonry left sidebar

Container layouts is a variation of the theme container. Featured provides 3 option to choose:

  1. Full Width
  2. Boxed
  3. Framed

How to Choose it?

  • Select Appearance → Customizer
  • Choose Theme Options → General
  • You will see the option to choose the container layouts.

We integrated Featured with Page Builder by SiteOrigin plugin to build the home page. It makes easier to build complex home page. Before you create your custom home page with this plugin, please familiarize yourself with it by reading their official documentation.

Page Builder Documentation →

Built-in Blocks

Featured comes with 5 custom blocks for the page builder, we include it to help you to build your custom home page. If you already read the Page Builder documentation, to add block or content to the page builder you need to click the + Add Widget button.

When the pop up modal appear, please click the Featured Theme Widgets to see Featured's built-in blocks.

Infoif you need more custom widgets for the page builder, you can install SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle.

Please first read the SiteOrigin Page builder documentation, because the home page is based on this plugin. After you understand it, please follow the steps below to show the home page.

Creating the Home Page

  • Assuming you're at new page screen (Pages → Add New)
  • Add the title with Home Page or anything.
  • Under Page Attributes switch the Template to Home Template.
  • Continue by adding the prebuilt layout below.

Display the Page

Once you have created a page that you would like to use as your home page, please follow the next steps below:

  • Go to Settings → Reading
  • Choose A static page option for Front page displays
  • Next to Front Page, select the page you wish to used as the home page.
  • Save Changes.

You can use these shortcodes by installing our Shortcodes plugin which available for free! You can see the shortcodes in action here.

  1. Please download on
  2. Or you can go to Appearance → Install Plugins. Click install under TJ Shortcodes.
  3. Then go to the post or page editing screen.
  4. You should see Add Shortcode button(see image below) beside the Add Media button.
  5. Click on it, then you will see a selectbox to choose the shortcodes you wish to use.
  6. Finally, click the Insert Shortcode button.

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 featured.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 featured.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 featured.