Soran

A WordPress Theme for Bloggers


Thank you for purchasing my theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to email me via my email: danny.wpthemes@gmail.com

Thanks so much!

You can install the theme in two ways: through WordPress, or via FTP.

Install via Dashboard

  1. Login to the WordPress Administration Panels.

  2. After you have logged in, navigate to the Appearance > Themes.

  3. Click the Add New button on the top of the screen.

  4. On the next page, click the Upload Theme button on the top of the screen.

  5. Click the Choose File button to open up a dialog to browse your computer and navigate to Theme Files folder. Select the file soran.zip and click Install Now.

  6. Please wait a few seconds, WordPress will upload and extract the theme archive for you. All you need to do next is to press the Activate link under the message for successful theme installation.

  7. Done! Now you can open the homepage of your site and see the newly activated theme.

Install via FPT

  1. Navigate to the Theme Files folder and extract the file soran.zip using your standard zip software.

  2. Using an FTP client to access your host web server.

  3. Go the the WordPress root folder on your server, then go to /wp-content/themes/ folder.

  4. Upload the soran folder that you extracted from the zip into the themes folder.

  5. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panels.

  6. Navigate to the Appearance > Themes. On this page you should see the Soran in the list of themes.

  7. Move the cursor on the block with the Soran theme and click the Activate button.

  8. Done! Now you can open the homepage of your site and see the newly activated theme.

This theme requires the installation and activation of some plug-ins to add additional features and capabilities. If you want to use contact form, instagram, newsletter and demo import, you need to install the following plugins:

Installing Plugins

To update the theme, login to your marketplace account and re-download the theme package like you did when you purchased it. Extract the downloaded ZIP file.

A theme update always deletes all existing theme files and replaces them with the files of the new theme version. Therefore you should never change the theme files directly, because they will be lost due to an update. Instead, use a child theme in case you want to change the theme files directly.

  1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panels.

  2. Navigate to the Appearance > Themes menu.

  3. Since WordPress does not recognize that the theme is already installed when you upload a new zip file, you will get a 'Theme Destination already exists' error if you try to install the theme. Therefore you have to deactivate and delete the old theme and afterwards install and activate the new theme version.

  4. Deactivate the theme by activating another.

  5. Click on the screenshot of the Soran theme. This will open the Theme Details popup box.

  6. Click on the Delete button in the bottom right corner to remove all theme files.

  7. Upload the new version soran.zip and install the theme.

A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality and styling of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes are the recommended way of modifying an existing theme.

Why use a Child Theme?

There are a few reasons why you would want to use a child theme:

Child Theme Install

  1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panels.
  2. Navigate to the Appearance > Themes menu.
  3. Click the Add New button on the top of the screen.
  4. On the next page, click the Upload Theme button on the top of the screen.
  5. Click the Choose File button to open up a dialog to browse your computer and navigate to Child Theme folder. Select the file phobo-child.zip and click Install Now.
  6. Please wait a few seconds, WordPress will upload and extract the theme archive for you. All you need to do next is to press the Activate link under the message for successful theme installation.
  7. That's it! Now you can add custom CSS code and PHP functions.

How to use the child theme

  1. After install the child theme navigate to Wordpress admin panel.
  2. Navigate to the Appearance > Editor menu.
  3. In the section titled Templates, you will see a list of files that you can edit:
    • functions.php - This lets you add additional functions, classes and hooks to WordPress theme without needing to alter the code within the functions file of the parent theme.
    • style.css - This lets you add or change the theme styles (colors, sizes, fonts, backgrounds etc.) without needing to change the code within the style.css file of the parent theme.
  4. Select the file you want to change and add your PHP/CSS code in the editor on the left side.
  5. Click the Update File button when you're finished editing a file.

Well, it's really simple.

If you're using the theme to build a new website which doesn't have content yet, I strongly recommend you to use the demo content files.

Along the project, I've been using the following assets, even if they were images, icons or other files, as listed.

Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this template.
As I said at the beginning, I'd be glad to help you if you have any questions relating to this template.
Please feel free to email me via my email: danny.wpthemes@gmail.com