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This is a Wordpress theme, so you must install Wordpress first. There are several ways to install WordPress but the easiest way would be to use one of the one-click autoinstallers available from you hosting company. Click here to learn how to install WordPress with the most popular autoinstallers, WordPress Toolkit, Cloudron, Fantastico, Installatron, and Softaculous.
Installing a Theme
There are two ways to install a WordPress Theme. We recommend you the first one:
1. Via WordPress Dashboard
To Install a Theme via WordPress Dashboard follow these steps:
- Go to your WordPress Admin Panel & Log in (
- Go to Appearance/Themes/Add New
- From top, Click on Upload Theme
- Choose the theme ZIP file you’ve downloaded & Click Install Now
- Click on Activate to active the theme
2. Via FTP
To install a WordPress Theme via FTP, follow these steps:
Use a FTP such as Filezilla.
- Open Filezilla
Enter the FTP account details provided by your web host in Host, Username & Password field
Host: Server hostname (ftp.mywebsite.com) Username: Username Password: Password
- Once connected, you’ll see two panels: left - shows the files on your computer & right - shows the files currently on the web server.
- Locate your root folder (Ex: public_html)
- Extract the theme file; drag & drop the unzipped theme folder to wp-content/themes directory.
- If you’re done uploading files, to disconnect just click the disconnect icon
- Activate the theme from Appearance/Themes
- Log into your site as an administrator. Make sure the theme and all required plugins are active before proceeding. Read the previous chapter to learn how to do that.
- Go to Tools → Import. Choose “WordPress” from the list.
- Upload this file (download it first to your computer).
- You will be asked to map the authors in this export file to users on the blog. Choose an existing user. You will then have the choice to import attachments, so click on the “Download and import file attachments” box. Wait while WordPress imports everything.
Before adding items to the menu, you must first define it.
- Navigate to the WordPress Dashboard.
- From the ‘Appearance’, select the ‘Menus’ option.
- Choose Create a new menu at the top of the page
- Enter a random name in the Menu Name box
- Click the Create Menu button.
That’s it! You’ve just created a custom menu. Now let’s add some items to it!
- Notice the pane entitled Pages.
- Within this pane, click the View All link to display a list of all the published Pages on your site.
- Choose the Pages that you want to add by clicking the checkbox.
- Click the Add to Menu button located at the bottom of this pane to add your selection(s) to the menu that you created in the previous step.
- Click the Save Menu button once you’ve added all the menu items you want.
Great! Now the final step, make the menu visible in site. Redxun theme supports 2 menus - header & footer.
- Scroll to the bottom of the menu editor window.
- In the section titled Theme locations, click the check box for the location where you want your menu to appear.
- Click Save menu once you’ve made your selection.
The menu should be now visible in website.
Customizer Presentation (Theme Options)
Mediumish uses the build in WordPress Customizer. Navigate to Appearance / Customize from your WordPress dashboard. You will be taken directly to the Customizer where you will be able to set all theme options, including the home layout:
Navigate to Appearance/Customize/Mediumish Theme/Articles, scroll down and you will notice the area named: “Bottom Alert Bar”. This is where you will add the Mailchimp shortcode or any other announcement you might want to display to your readers.
To get your Mailchimp shortcode you must have this free plugin installed and active.
Since Mediumish 1.4.0, an optional sidebar in posts has been implemented. If you don’t want to have it displayed in your posts, simply make sure you leave the area empty in Appearance/Widgets/Sidebar-Posts:
Mediumish comes with WowPopup premium plugin to serve your marketing tasks professionally.
Create Child Theme
If you’d rather create it manually, please, read our detailed article: “Protect Your WordPress Customizations with a Child Theme”.
The theme is translatable. All you have to do is to install a specific plugin so you can easily translate the theme in your own language. We recommend you Loco Translate plugin.
The theme has Font Awesome integrated. This means you can use any icon from this list anywehere in your site with a simple code.
You can get free images for your website at Unsplash.com.
This documentation is always evolving. If you have questions, please, submit a ticket here.