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Introduction Thank you for choosing to use DistinctiveThemes. We hope you like your template and this documentation should help you get started and set up with your latest project. Please use this documentation to familiarize yo ...

Installing Your WordPress Theme To install your theme in WordPress you must navigate to the menu "Appearance" on the left and then the submenu "Themes". From that page you should see your current theme "Twenty Eleven" by default OR whatever theme you curren ...

Installing Theme Plugins When you first install the theme you'll see a popup on your dashboard from the theme asking you to install a number of plugins. Allow the theme to install these for you. The plugins which are installed are dependent of the ...

Importing Demo Data (Auto Method) Importing Demo Data (Auto Method) To use demo demo data installer go to "appearance" => "customise" from your WP Dashboard. Inside the customiser (this is also the theme options panel, you can modify loads abo ...

Importing Demo Data (Fallback Method) I have created a folder labeled "Demo XML Data" which contains an export for the Live Preview. The place to upload this XML file is in WordPress under Tools > Import. Once you've arrived on the Import page, you will cli ...

Basic Theme Setup From your WP Dashboard go to "settings" => "reading" and click the "static homepage" option. Let's set the "home page" to any of the "home layout" pages, and let's set the "posts page" option to "blog", ...

Using Theme Options (Appearance > Customize) All options for the theme are found within the WordPress theme customizer, from here you can change logos, colours, loads of stuff! When you've done making changes, be sure to click the Save Changes button to app ...

Using Distinctive Page Builder The video below takes you through the simple process of using the page builder, although the theme may differ the process is identical :)

Portfolio Posts A single portfolio post represents a singular image within the portfolio post feeds on the site. Portfolio posts are automatically show at /portfolio/ on your site, though you can use the page builder to add these to a page i ...

Using Contact Form 7 Contact Form 7 is our recommended form plugin for WordPress. It is a simple but powerful form creator for WordPress. Here we will show you how to use Contact Form 7 to create and edit a basic form. After Contact Form 7 i ...

Creating A Single Page Menu When you have created your content using out page builder, you will notice that each content block has a unique id. Simply make a note of the various sections you wish to link to and then copy this ID into a 'Links' custom me ...

Translating Your Theme This is something that comes up often when answering support questions for our customers. So I have written a neat little guide to help you translate your WordPress theme using the PO file provided with your theme. ...

Support I am always happy to help - so if you have any issues or perhaps even a suggestion for a new feature to include, then head over to our support forum I run support Weekdays 9am - 5pm GMT. You can expect a response ...

How To Update Your WordPress Theme Quite often I get asked "How do I update my theme?" and for a while I've been linking to outside resources, so I thought it's best if I wrote something up on this. It goes without saying that you should ensure you've backe ...