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Silentio WordPress Theme Documentation

This is Silentio documentation. For more information about Silentio, please see this page. If you want us to install your theme, you can order our 24h installation service.

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Installing WordPress

Silentio 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:

  1. Go to your WordPress Admin Panel & Log in (wp-admin)
  2. Go to Appearance -> Themes -> Add New
  3. From top, Click on Upload Theme
  4. Choose the theme ZIP file you’ve downloaded & Click Install Now
  5. 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.

  1. Open Filezilla
  2. 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

  3. Once connected, you’ll see two panes.

    Left: Shows the files on your computer
    Right: Shows the files currently on the web server.

  4. Locate your root folder (Ex: public_html)
  5. Extract the theme file; drag & drop the unzipped theme folder to wp-content/themes directory.
  6. If you’re done uploading files, to disconnect just click the disconnect icon
  7. Activate the theme from Appearance -> Themes

Create Child Theme

If needed, we recommend you to easily create a child theme with this Child Theme Configurator plugin.

If you’d rather create it manually, please, read our detailed article: “Protect Your WordPress Customizations with a Child Theme”.

Install Plugins

Users are prompted to automatically download, install and activate required (or necessary) plugins upon Silentio activation:
  • Contact Form 7
  • Bootstrap 3 Shortcodes
  • WooCommerce
  • Zu Slider
  • Zu Portfolio

Assign Home & Blog

If you haven't done it already, follow the steps:
1. Create a new blank page, name it Home (or whatever you wish) and assign it to Template Home (dropdown).
2. Create a new blank page, name it Blog (or whatever you like).
3. Go to settings/reading and assign Static pages:
front page -> to home
posts page -> to blog.
Save. That's it!

Create Homepage

After completing the step above and setting your static front page, create your slider from Dashboard/ZuSlider/Add New. Create a gallery and copy the generated shortcode. Go back to your homepage and paste it in "slider shortcode" area.

In your page editor area, paste the following shortcode:

<h1 class="lead">A minimal yet feature rich theme best for<br/> portfolio, blogs & ecommerce websites.</h1>
<hr>

[row]
[column md="4"]
<i class="fa fa-trophy fa-3x"></i> <h2>Minimal</h2>
Silentio is everything you need. Lightweight, minimal yet feature rich, responsive, easy to install and customize. And the best part is you will have a free installation provided by the author.
[/column]

[column md="4"]
<i class="fa fa-desktop fa-3x"></i> <h2>Responsive</h2>
Silentio is everything you need. Lightweight, minimal yet feature rich, responsive, easy to install and customize. And the best part is you will have a free installation provided by the author.
[/column]

[column md="4"]
<i class="fa fa-heart fa-3x"></i> <h2>Feature Rich</h2>
Silentio is everything you need. Lightweight, minimal yet feature rich, responsive, easy to install and customize. And the best part is you will have a free installation provided by the author.
[/column]
[/row]

About Page

Create a new page and assign it to About template page. Add your own content and fill the team area fields.

Services Page

Create a default page and paste the shortcode:

<h1 class="lead">Our professional agency offers diverse services</h1>
<hr>

[row]
[column md="4"]
<i class="fa fa-camera fa-3x"></i> <h2>Photography</h2>
Silentio is everything you need. Lightweight, minimal yet feature rich, responsive, easy to install and customize. And the best part is you will have a free installation provided by the author.
[/column]

[column md="4"]
<i class="fa fa-mobile fa-3x"></i> <h2>Applications</h2>
Silentio is everything you need. Lightweight, minimal yet feature rich, responsive, easy to install and customize. And the best part is you will have a free installation provided by the author.
[/column]

[column md="4"]
<i class="fa fa-file-video-o fa-3x"></i> <h2>Videos</h2>
Silentio is everything you need. Lightweight, minimal yet feature rich, responsive, easy to install and customize. And the best part is you will have a free installation provided by the author.
[/column]
[/row]
<br/>

[row]
[column md="4"]
<i class="fa fa-trophy fa-3x"></i> <h2>Minimal</h2>
Silentio is everything you need. Lightweight, minimal yet feature rich, responsive, easy to install and customize. And the best part is you will have a free installation provided by the author.
[/column]

[column md="4"]
<i class="fa fa-desktop fa-3x"></i> <h2>Responsive</h2>
Silentio is everything you need. Lightweight, minimal yet feature rich, responsive, easy to install and customize. And the best part is you will have a free installation provided by the author.
[/column]

[column md="4"]
<i class="fa fa-heart fa-3x"></i> <h2>Feature Rich</h2>
Silentio is everything you need. Lightweight, minimal yet feature rich, responsive, easy to install and customize. And the best part is you will have a free installation provided by the author.
[/column]
[/row]

A list of all available icons is here: fontawesome.io/icons/

Portfolio Page

Create a default page and paste the following shortcode:

[zuplugins_portfolio] 

The page will be populated with all portfolio items added via Dashboard/Zu Portfolio/Add New.

Testimonial Page

Testimonial shortcode:

<blockquote>Capitalise on low hanging fruit to identify a ballpark value added activity to beta test. Override the digital divide with additional clickthroughs from DevOps. Nanotechnology immersion along the information highway will close the loop on focusing solely on the bottom line.
<cite>John Mayer</cite>
</blockquote>

Contact Form

The contact form belongs to Contact Form 7 plugin; You can create your own contact forms via Dashboard/Contact/Contact Forms and either edit an existing one, either create a new one.

Page Layouts

Theme Skin & Other Settings

You can set up your logo or change skin colors by navigating to Appearance/Customizer/Silentio: Theme Options.

Demo Install

  1. Log into your WP website as an administrator.
  2. Go to Tools → Import in the blog's Administration Screen
  3. Click "Install Now" link under the "WordPress"
  4. Click "Run Importer" link.
  5. Download this file (click right and "save as") and upload it using the form provided on the importer page.
  6. You will first be asked to map the authors in this export file to users on the blog. For each author, you may choose to map to an existing user on the blog or to create a new user.
  7. WordPress will then import each of the posts, comments, and categories contained in the uploaded file into your blog. In addition, you can import attachment by checking the "Download and import file attachments" option.

To import widgets you must have this plugin installed. After activation, go to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter and follow the steps. Download this file to use it for this importer.

Widgets & Sidebars

Translate Theme

"Silentio" 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.

loco-translate

Icons

"Silentio" theme has Font Awesome integrated. This means you can use any icon from this list anywehere in your site with a simple code: <i class="fa fa-telegram"></i>. Of course, you will replace telegram with the keyword corresponding to the icon you wish to use. More examples:
<i class="fa fa-envelope-open"></i>
<i class="fa fa-commenting"></i>
<i class="fa fa-flag"></i>

Images

You can get free images for your website at Unsplash.com.

Get Support

"Silentio" documentation is always evolving. If you have questions, please, submit a ticket here or leave a comment below.