Get Started

After the successful theme purchase, you will receive an email including your individual download link. With this link, you can download the Theme folder (zip file). Also you can find the download link on the your account page.

Note please:
– A zipped file of the theme looks like this letterum-pro-1.x.x.zip. This is the file that you should upload as theme install pack via the WordPress admin panel or another way.
– An archive file which contains additional material of the theme (this can be documentation, pictures, etc.) so looks like this letterum-pro-files.zip / letterum-pro-docs.zip. It doesn’t need to be uploaded. You can unzip it and use the files you find there.

Installation via the WordPress admin panel

After downloading the theme zip file to your local computer, please go to Appearance > Themes in your WordPress admin panel and click the Install button at the top of the page. Now click the Upload Theme button and upload the theme zip file from your computer. You can activate the theme by hovering over the preview image, here you will see the Activate button.

Installation via FTP

Alternatively, you can also install the theme directly to your server with a FTP client (e.g. Filezilla). Just drop the unzipped theme folder into your …/wp-content/themes/ folder. Now you can see the uploaded theme in your WordPress admin panel under Appearance > Themes > Available Themes. From there you can activate the theme.

Theme Update

Step 1: Delete the Old Version
1.1. In the admin dashboard go to Appearance > Themes.
1.2. Deactivate the Old Version: need activate the theme by default, for example Twenty Sixteen.
1.3. Hover mouse on the target theme, click Theme Details link.
1.4. In the lower right corner of the theme window click Delete.

Step 2: Upload the New Version
2.1. After deleting the old version of the target theme, upload the newer package with latest version of the target theme.
2.2. Now you can activate the latest version of the target theme.

Note: Updating a theme maybe will reset the customize you’ve made in the previous version.


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Front Page Setup

First, create a new page on your website, with the WP Dashboard > Pages > Add New. Give the title of this page (1). And you can enter the welcome text (2) or something else. You can add your excerpt(4) for this page and Featured Image(3).

If the excerpt field is not visible, you can its display in the options of the screen (see the tab Screen Options at the top right)

when editing using the new WordPress 5.x editor

Publish your page.

Then go to Settings > Reading to set your static Front Page to the homepage you just created.

Set the created static page as the Homepage

Press Save Changes button.

Set via Customizer
Go to the Customizer’s Static Front Page panel and set “Front page displays” (“Homepage Settings”) to “A static page”.

Select the page created in step one as Frontpage, and choose another page as Posts page to display your blog posts.

Additional options
Once you have set a static page as the front page, you can select additional options for the static front page: content layout, visibility and order of sections on the front page.

To set additional options, go to the Customizer’s Front Page Sections panel:
Page Content – front-page content display options;
Visibility & Sorting – front-page sections visibility and order.


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Blog Page Setup

Create a new page, go to WP Dashboard > Pages > Add New. Give the title of this page, for example, Blog. Publish your page.

Then go to Settings > Reading to set your static Posts Page to the blog page you just created. Also here you can set the number of displayed posts on one page.

If you select Latest Posts then your posts page will be the home page of your base URL.

Visibility and settings of the blog section on the static front page you can do in the Customizer, go to the Customizer’s Front Page Sections panel:

Visibility & Sorting – front-page sections visibility and order.
Blog Section – blog section display options on the Front Page;


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Page And Post creating

Now you should give your website a start content. For this purpose, it is necessary to create some posts and a few pages. Let’s go.

Create a new page, go to WP Dashboard > Pages > Add New.

Give the title of this page, for example, About (1). Use an Excerpt field (4) to create a subheader for the page. Upload an image to the Featured Image box (3) if you want to show an image near the page title.

Letterum Pro comes with additional options for a page that has a default template (look for the red arrow in the picture).

The theme comes with an optional page template called Wide Page. You can select a template for this page in the page attributes box (5).

Add a Blog Post

Create a new post, go to WP Dashboard > Posts > Add New.

Give the title of this post. Use an Excerpt field (3) to create an excerpt. Upload an image to the Featured Image box (2). You can also choose the format (1) of the post. How to create a post of some of the formats, you can find to this guide below.


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To set your website menu, go to the WP Dashboard > Appearance > Menus.

Once you’re on the Menus editing screen, create a new menu and save it. After you’ve saved the menu, you can add it to a menu via the Menu Settings, below the Menu Structure area. Add your pages and links to the menu you just created in the Menu Structure area.

Social Links Menu

The Social Links Menu will appear as icons and will automatically populate in the site footer or main menu bar on the top if you set it. To add the icons, simply copy paste your link to the Custom Links tab and then add a newly created menu item.


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Theme Customizer

Additional theme options are available in the Customizer, go to WP Dashboard > Appearance > Customize.

Here you will find a few tips on some sections of the Theme Customizer.

Main Menu Bar

You can change the appearance of the main menu bar in the section which named Main Menu Bar (1).

The red arrow in the picture (1) indicates the switch for displaying the social links menu. The pink highlight shows select options of the layout style for the main menu bar.

In the field marked 1.1 you can enter plain text or text with allowed HTML tags, for example, you can enter a link to your phone so that the visitor can click on it from his phone and calling. For example:

<a href="tel:+70000000000">+7 000 000 0000</a>

Layout Options

These options (see point 2 on the image above) apply to static pages and blog posts.

Here to pay attention to one thing: that if you have active widgets that you have placed in the sidebar, but in the Layout Options the layout w/o sidebar is selected then the sidebar will not be displayed.

Featured Post

On the front page, you can show a post that has been assigned a specific tag, such as a “featured”. To show a featured post on the front page, you need to create a tag and assign it to the selected post. Then go to the Customizer > Front Page Sections panel > Featured Post (see point 3 on the image above): there, paste the chosen tag in Tag name field and press Publish.

And don’t forget to turn on the visibility of the Featured Post section in the Customizer panel Visibility & Sorting (front-page sections visibility and order), go to the Customizer > Front Page Sections panel > Visibility & Sorting: click on the eye icon of Featured Post.

Footer Options

Into the site footer in the right corner, you can choose (see point 3 on the image above, follow the red arrow) to show the social icons menu or show the footer menu if you have it.


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Widget Areas

To place widgets, this theme offers a sidebar and a bottom area at the bottom of the page, between the main content and site footer.

If you intend to use the sidebar, you should first select its location (left or right) in the Layout Options section of the Customizer (see point 1, follow the red arrow), go to the Customizer > Layout Options: Content Layout.

Then you can place widgets in the sidebar area (2) (there is a sidebar for a single post, for pages, and for archives), go to the WP Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets.

The Bottom Area has additional display options that you will find in the Customizer, go to WP Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Bottom widget bar (3).


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Post Formats

This theme supports the following post formats: Image, Audio, Video, Quote, Aside. Here you will find a bit of tip on creating posts in some of the formats.

When you create a post a format of audio and video note a feature of this theme: do the separation of parts of the content of the post with the tag

<!--more-->

Example:

The tag

<!--more-->

you can add manually, or by press on the button in the classic editor or select the block in the new block editor (see picture).

If you edit in text mode, then a video post may look something like the picture below.

For audio post, you can set the cover by uploaded the featured image.

Aside Format

Asides are generally short posts or notes — the total opposite of a normal blog post. The post formats section of the Codex describes an aside as: Typically styled without a title.

With this theme, you can use the aside format to create notes (+color options) or to make ad-message, or you can embed the ad code directly into the post of aside format. Here are a couple of examples of how to create an aside post:

This is an example of an advertising message. Here’s what it looks like in the editor:

First, as featured image uploaded picture vertical orientation (4). Give a title to your post (title will not be visible on the blog posts page – title will only be visible when viewing a single post of the aside format).(1) Write a short text for your adv message. You can add Heading, recommend using H3 or H5. And add a button if it needed. (2) Then you can separate the content of this post with the more tag and in the second part put some text that visitors will see only if they see this post as a single entry.(3) Do not forget to set to the post format as aside, follow the red arrow on the picture.

In a similar way, you can create a post-note. Just do not upload the Featured Image, and do set the background color for a created paragraph.

Image Format

When creating a new post as image format please note that you need to upload Featured Image (2) and at least one image (1) (not a gallery!) must be put into the post content.


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Featured Image

The theme offers two modes of displaying the featured image when displaying a single post or page: Separately or Overlay. You can select one of these modes in the Customizer, go to WP Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Layout Options: Featured Image: Displaying.

Pay attention to a couple of nuances when you choose: If you select the Overlay mode you will need to upload images of horizontal orientation with a width of more than 1900 pixels. If you select the Separately mode then when you edit the standard post you will have additional options (metaboxes) to display the featured image for a single post.


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Page Templates

Select a template for this page in the page attributes box. If the Page attributes box is not on the screen, click on the Screen Options tab at the top right, where the top admin panel.


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Portfolio Set Up

If you want to showcase your works, then you need to install a free plugin called Portfolio Post Type.

Once you’ve successfully downloaded the zip file of the plugin, head to your WordPress Dashboard and select Plugins > Add New > Upload. Add the zipped file in the field there and click Upload.

Upon a successful upload, you’ll be prompted to activate the plugin. You’ll then see a new Portfolio tab in your WordPress Dashboard Menu Sidebar.

Portfolio Meta
Each portfolio entry has meta fields: you can set the client, role, link for your work.

Portfolio Options
You will find a Portfolio section in the Theme Customizer, go to Dashboard Menu: Appearance > Customize > Portfolio Posts.

A Portfolio display options in the section of the front page, you will find in the Front Page Sections panel > Portfolio Section.


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This article was last updated on February 2, 2019