Before you get started, please invest some time to go through the documentation. Whitish Premium Theme can only be used with WordPress and we assume that you already have WordPress installed and ready to go.
Manage your theme
To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For information in regard to installing the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex article on installation.
The theme* files can be uploaded in two ways:
- FTP Upload: Using your FTP program, upload the unzipped theme folder into the /wp-content/themes*/ folder on your server.
- WordPress Upload: Navigate to Appearance > Add New Themes > Upload. Go to browse, and select the zipped theme folder. Hit “Install Now” and the theme will be uploaded and installed.
- Once the theme is uploaded, you need to activate it. Go to Appearance> Themes and activate your chosen theme.
*It is very important you upload only the theme files, not the entire package of Whitish. After downloading the Theme Files, please make sure you unpackage/unzip the full download to reveal the compressed directory of just theme files.
After Installing and activating the theme you will see the following message at the top of the admin dashboard page. This theme requires few following plugins. Click, begin installing plugins link which will redirect to Install Required Plugins page.
Bulk install required and recommended plugins
You can install or update the required and recommended plugins at once just by clicking into “Begin Installing Plugins”.
Jetpack: Whitish requires “Jetpack” plugin to function properly. Post types like testimonial come into action only after the activation of this plugin.
WooCommerce: The next required plugin is “WooCommerce” which is the must if for creating Online Shops.
Contact Form 7: Whitish recommends contact form 7 plugin for contact form on your site.
Build your site
Before building your site you need to configure WordPress and the plugins. Please read carefully Theme Installation/Plugin Configuration.
For Building your site you need to look into:
- WordPress Configuration
- Menu Setup
You can adjust WordPress settings as follows:
- You can set Site Title in Settings > General.
- You can set Blog pages to how at most in Settings > Reading.
- You can select Front Page and Posts Page in Settings > Reading.
- You can set Discussion settings in Settings > Discussion.
- You can change image sizes in Settings > Media.
- You should ensure that a non-default permalink setting is selected, e.g. Post name in Settings > Permalinks.
How to set up front page as shown in the demo?
To make your site’s homepage look like exactly like our demo, you should first create a page, say, “homepage” and go to settings > readings. Choose “A static page” and choose “Homepage” as a front page. If you want to show blog posts then create a page called “blog” and assign it to the blog page.
The demo of the front page can be further divided into following sections. You should navigate to Appearance > Customizer > Theme Options and find the similar settings for the sections listed below.
1. Layout Options
You can choose the structure of blog display on the blog page. Furthermore, post meta fields like post date and author name can also be shown or hidden. The overall layout of the site can be adjusted.
2. Display Frontpage Features
You can choose three pages which will be featured on the front page. If you don’t want then it can be disabled as well. Block title can also be added.
3. Social Icons
You can add social media links to your site from this section.
4. Slider Settings
Slider setting lets you enable or disable slider in homepage. Is slider is disabled, the header image is displayed instead of a slider. You can also limit the number of slider images to display.
5. Blog Settings
Blog settings let you add block title of the blog section, subtitle, limit the number of posts to be shown and background of the section. This section can also be disabled in homepage.
6. Testimonial Settings
Likewise, blog section, testimonial settings also lets you add section title, subtitle, the number of testimonial posts to be displayed and change the background color. It can also be hidden or shown on the homepage.
7. Call To Action Settings
Call to action option lets you add a title, description, button text and button URL of the call to action section. The background image can also be added in this section.
8. Footer Options
Footer options let you enable/disable pre-footer, add footer text, developed by text and developed by the link. Above that, it has three options where you can choose to display only footer text or only menu or both text and menu. Background image and color can be added to this section.
Manage site title, logo and site icon
Logo: It changes the main logo of the site.
Site Title: It changes the main site title of the site.
Tagline: It changes the tagline (i.e. Description) of the site.Just below site title.
Site Icon: The Site Icon is used as a browser and app icon for your site. The icon must be square, and at least 512px wide and tall.
Set your site’s title, description and add a logo by navigating to Customizer > Site Identity.
How to add header image for inner pages?
This section allows you to add different header images for other pages.
Navigate to Customize > Header Image.
In Header Image Options you can add a new image in the Header section by clicking Add new image.
Step 1: Navigate to Posts in your WordPress admin sidebar.
Step 2: Click on the Add New option to make a new post. Create a title, and insert your post content in the editing field.
Step 3: Select Post Format from the right side.
Step 4: Add categories from the right side. To assign it to the post, check the box next to the category name.
Step 5: Add tags from the right side. Type the name of the tag in the field, separate multiple tags with commas.
Step 6: you can add featured image. To do so, first click the featured image box, select an image and click the set featured image button.
New pages can be added by clicking pages on admin dashboard and can be assigned to various templates on the right side.
There are various page templates that you can choose.
- Default Template (default page template)
- Contact page template
- Gallery page template
If you are new to WordPress, please visit WordPress Menu User Guide
There are three predefined theme menu locations in Whitish Premium Theme
- Main menu
- Top menu
- Footer menu.
1. Create menu
- Go to Appearance > Customize >Menus.
- From Menus, click “Add a Menu” button and you will be able to create a menu.
- Now, click Add Items and you will be able to Add or Remove Menu Items according to your requirement.
- Select the Menu locations.
- Click Save and publish button.
2. Change menu locations
- Go to Appearance > Customize> Menus > Menu Locations
- Select the menu for Main Menu. Main menu appears as the chief menu in header section.
- Select the menu for Top Menu. It appears on the top right corner of the theme.
- Select the menu for Footer Menu. Footer menu appears on the footer section.
- Click Save and publish
Whitish comes with four custom sidebar widgets for pre-footer area, woocommerce sidebar for woocommerce pages, and main sidebar (default) for other pages
Navigate widget under Appearance in the dashboard to add widgets.