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Zolix WordPress Theme Documentation

This is Zolix documentation. For more information about Zolix, 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

Zolix 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

Install Plugins

Users are prompted to automatically download, install and activate required (or recommended) plugins upon theme activation with a click of a button:

  • Rotating Tweets
  • Elementor
  • Wow Elementor Addon Elements
  • Contact Form 7

Theme Options

Navigate to Appearance/Theme Options so you can change logo, choose color skins and many more.

Page Builder Templates

Since v1.2.21, Zolix is expanded with a live front end page builder. Every page demo is created with Zolix elements specially designed for Elementor page builder. Elementor requires PHP 7 or greater. If your site is hosted on a server with an older PHP, ask your hosting provider to upgrade to the latest version of PHP. It will also help your website speed.

Zolix has a one page predesigned template for a quick start as well as section. What does this mean? This means you will be able to replicate any page or section with a click of a button. For this you must import the predesigned library by following 2 simple steps:

  1. Navigate to Dashboard/Elementor/My Library
  2. Click Import File, and choose this file to Import Now.

Create One Page Template

If you skipped the "Page Builder Templates" section above, please, read that first otherwise this will not make sense. So, Here is how you create the one page template Zolix as seen in demo:

  1. If you haven't created one, create a page, name it Home (or whatever you want), select "Page Builder" template and click Edit with Elementor
  2. Select Zolix One Page Template from templates library and insert then save. That's it! Watch the video for a full presentation:

Assign Home & Blog

In order to have your one page template set as front page, you must go to settings/reading and assign Static pages:
front page -> to home
posts page -> to blog.
Save. That's it!

Portfolio

To create a portfolio page, we must have some portfolio items first. So, navigate to Dashboard/Portfolio and add a new item. Then:

  1. Add title, excerpt, set featured image.
  2. Open "Edit with Elementor" and insert "Theme Biscaya - Portfolio Item" template for a quick start.
  3. Publish.

We assume you've already added a few portfolio items as shown in the video above. Now create a blank page, name it Portfolio (or whatever you like), select the Portfolio template from "Templates" and publish (yes, leave blank).

Contact Form

The contact form belongs to Contact Form 7 plugin. You are asked to install this plugin once you activate Biscaya, the process is automatic. Next, you can create your own contact forms via Dashboard/Contact/Contact Forms and either edit an existing one, either create a new one. Then you can easily add it anywhere via Page Builder. The contact page is actually a predesigned template that you can replicate with a click of a button just like the rest of the pages (make sure you watch the videos above).

Menu

Using the one page template you might want to link to each section. Make sure you add a keyword to each section id then link it in your menu by using the full link+ID.

In example, say you want to create a section called "about". Use the page builder feature of adding a CSS ID, type about. Then go to the menu and add a Custom Link item, name it About (or whatever you wish) and inside the link area type http://www.yourwebsite.com/#about. Remember, the CSS ID must match exactly.

Page Builder Docs

Since Zolix is now using Elementor Page Builder, we also recommend you to go through its docs so you can use the theme at its maximum potential.

Remember, absolutely any widget can become a part of your page content, anywhere you wish. Any section you create can be saved and re-used in any page you wish. Any page you create can be saved and re-used anytime you wish. Also, don't be afraid to ruin any of the prebuilt templates that Biscaya offers, the original copy always remains, so experiment as much as you want until you create your perfect page!

Create Child Theme

If you want to use a child theme, 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”.

Translate Theme

"Zolix" 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

"Zolix" 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

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