Welcome to Northeme Theme Documentation!
This documentation covers installing and setup your theme and how to use theme features. Assuming that you already have a domain name (E.g. example.com) and web hosting service that WordPress has been installed on it.
If you’ve already installed WordPress and downloaded theme files from northeme.com, you’re ready to install the theme.
Option 1 : WordPress Theme Installer
The most convenient and easiest way to install your theme is to use WordPress Theme Installer.
- Sign in to your WordPress’ admin area and go to Appearance > Themes. You’ll find the list of themes that have already been installed to your WordPress. Click to Add New button which is located right beside the Themes title.
- Next page will be listing the free themes that are being provided by WordPress along with Upload button that allows to upload custom themes. Click to upload button and select the theme zip file that you’ve downloaded from My Account page.
- Once the installed, you’re supposed to activate it to start using. Go back to Appearance > Themes and you should be able to see your theme in the installed themes list now. Simply click on Activate button to finalize installation.
Option 2 : Installing via FTP
This is less convenient yet another easy way to install your theme.
Some web hosting companies may keep file upload limit as low as 2MB and therefore you may not be able to install theme file via WordPress Theme Installer (You may ask your hosting provider to increase upload limit).
But there is nothing worry, you can still install the theme via FTP.
- First thing you need is your web hosting’s FTP credentials to connect FTP. You can ask this to your web hosting provider if you don’t know it yet.
- Afterwards, you’re supposed to use a FTP client to access and browse your website’s FTP content. We recommend to install Filezilla which is multiOS supported and free FTP client :
- Connect to your website’s FTP through Filezilla and go to “wp-content/themes” folder. Upload the unzipped theme folder (unzip the downloaded theme zip file) into themes folder.
- Once the entire theme folder is uploaded, you’re supposed to activate it. Go back to Appearance > Themes on your WP dashboard. You should be able to see your theme in the installed themes list now. Simply click on Activate button to finalize installation.
Important : Installation via FTP may require to set file permissions to 755 (read / write). Check WordPress Help for more information.
Updating Your Theme
It’s almost same process with installation. If you’re going to do it from Appearance > Themes, you’re supposed to delete the current theme first then re-upload theme zip file.
As for FTP, you can delete or rename the theme folder from wp-content/themes and upload zip file content.
Note that deleting theme folder will NOT cause any data loss.
Creating a Page
Pages can be created / managed under Pages menu on your dashboard. Pages is one of the primary sections that allows to build your website’s content.
Click to Add New page to create a new page.
Click to Add New page to create a new page. Some of our themes may offer exclusive page templates other than Default Page.
- Default Page is the default page template to create page with widgets sidebar.
- Full Width is similar to default template for common use. Only difference is it’s a page without widgets sidebar.
- Blog template is blog posts listing page. Select this template if you want to create a page that displays all blog posts.
- Works is also similar to Blog template and allows to create a page that lists all Portfolio posts.
- Archive is a simple page to list recent posts, and posts by category.
If you wish to set a page created front page / home page, you can do it by selecting static page at Front Page from Settings > Reading. Then select any page to set it your homepage.
Make sure that Posts Page option is unselected at Settings > Reading to prevent conflicts.
Blog posts can be managed under Posts section at dashboard.
Blog also requires a posts listing page. If you haven’t created a blog posts listing page yet, go to Pages and create a page with Blog Template.
Creating a new post is pretty straight-forward process by setting title and content.
Works post types comes with your theme to build a portfolio.
In order to list Works posts, you’re supposed to create a posts listing page. If you haven’t created yet, add a new page with Works template at Pages.
Works located right below Posts on your dashboard.
Use Add New Project button to create a new project. Categories are dedicated taxonomy of Portfolio.
Add New Project
In order to create a new project, go to Add New Project and set a title for your project.
Add / Edit Project page offers an exclusive meta box called Composition (Media).
You can use visual editor to build content yet Composition section aims to make easier adding, re-ordering and arranging project assets. You can add image and videos by clicking respective buttons.
Workality Plus (premium version) also provides text element and allows to re-arrange composition assets by various column settings and lightbox option.
Set a featured image in order to display post thumbnail on Works posts listing page.
Workality Plus (premium version) also offers embed video, slider, SVG / Animated GIF and hover image options to use them as featured image.
Your theme is ready to translate. Default language files are located in the theme folder and named as default.po and default.mo. We highly recommend using a child theme and copy languages folder into child theme directory. Using a child theme is required to maintain your changes after theme updates.
In order to activate the new language, rename language files with WordPress Locale code (E.g fr_FR.po and fr_FR.mo). Then, change Settings > General > Site Language to your language and WP_LANG code to wp-config.php file :
define ('WPLANG', 'fr_FR');
To translate default language files, you’re supposed to use a 3rd party editor. POEdit is most popular and free option to edit po / mo files:
As a on-site solution, Loco Translate WordPress Plugin is a great solution to translate the theme from your dashboard instead of working with language files :
Unfortunately Workality Lite may not be fully compatible with WPML. Only our premium themes are fully compatible with WPML and qTranslate X multilingual plugins.
Child Theme & Customizations
If you wish to make modifications on theme files, it’s highly recommended to use a child theme. As a free product, Workality Lite doesn’t offer a child theme template.
Child themes are only available with our premium themes.