First of all, thank you for purchasing Lineza WordPress theme. We would also like to congratulate you on your purchase and we hope that this will boost up your business!
This documentation covers the installation, usage and customization of theme in detail. The main aim of this documentation is to walk you through the various salient features of the theme and how to install and use them. We have covered everything in as much detail as possible. However, if you still need assistance with something that is not covered here, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to help you.
To use this theme, you need the latest version of WordPress. If you are running older version of WordPress, we recommend you to update it to latest version to avoid any issues. If you don't already have WordPress, you can download it from official WordPress website.
Recommended Image Size
Image size depends on type of layout and featured sections you are using throughout your WordPress website. Post images are required not only for showing on posts but also on slider and other featured sections and widgets.
|Minimum 1195x510||If you are using full width layout or slider as featured section|
|Minimum 693x510||If you are using standard layout without slider|
A WordPress theme is easy to install. Installation includes two steps - Uploading the theme and theme activation. You can either upload the theme ZIP file using WordPress dashboard (Recommended) or you can upload the unzipped theme folder using FTP. Once the theme is uploaded, you can easily activate it from WordPress dashboard.
Download your purchased theme ZIP file and extract it. In the extracted folder, you will find another ZIP file called lineza.zip. The is the file that you need to upload using any of the following 2 methods.
Method 1: Using WordPress Dashboard
This is the recommended and easy way to install the theme. Here are the steps you need to follow.
- Login to your WordPress admin panel.
- Now navigate to Appearance -> Themes.
- Click on Add New button at the top.
- Click on Upload Theme button.
- Click on Browse and select the lineza.zip file from within the extracted folder
- Click on Install Now button.
- Wait for the upload process to finish and then click on Activate.
Method 2: Using FTP
If, for any reason, you like to install the theme using FTP, here are the steps you need to follow.
- Extract the lineza.zip file into a folder.
- Sign in to your web server using FTP client.
- Now upload the extracted folder to /wp-content/themes/ directory.
- Once the upload process is complete, navigate to Appearance -> Themes.
- Now look for Lineza and click on Activate.
The theme requires and recommends few plugins to install.
Required plugins are:
- Redux Framework: For adding theme options
Recommended plugins are:
- Envato Market: For updating the theme
- One Click Demo Import: For importing theme demos
- WooCommerce: For adding shop pages
Here are the steps to follow to install these plugins:
Immediately after activating the theme, you will be redirected to welcome page. Click on Plugins link to open the plugins page.
Select all the plugins you wish to install. Now from the Bulk Actions dropdown menu, choose Install and click on Apply button.
- All your selected plugins will be installed. Now again select the plugins and from Bulk Actions dropdown menu, choose Activate.
Updating the Theme
Theme can be either updated automatically (Recommended) from WordPress dashboard or manually.
Method 1: Automatic Updates with Envato Market plugin
The Envato Market plugin is required to update the themes and plugins purchased from ThemeForest and CodeCanyon using your WordPress dashboard. Once installed and details are added, it becomes easier to update the themes and plugins.
- Download and install the Envato Market plugin.
- Activate the plugin and you will see Envato Market link in your WordPress dashboard.
- Navigate to Envato Market page and follow the instructions there to generate your Global OAuth Personal Token.
- Once Global OAuth Personal Token is generated, copy and paste it in your WordPress dashboard.
- Now you can see all items purchased from Envato Marketplace on Envato Market page.
Method 2: Manually Update the Theme from Dashboard
We don't recommend this method but if you wisth to manually update the theme, you can follow the following steps.
- Deactivate and delete the current version of theme.
- Download latest version of theme from your ThemeForest account.
- Upload the latest version in the same way as you installed the theme for first time and then activate it. Now you have the latest version of the theme.
Method 3: Manually update the Theme using FTP/SFTP
This method is also not recommended but it is possible to update the theme using FTP/SFTP. This method is preferred if you wish to replace only a few files in theme's folder.
- Download the latest version of theme from ThemeForest
- Now connect to your server using FTP/SFTP.
- Browse the wp-content/themes/ directory and replace the theme files there.
Setup Demo Data
Installing the theme demo is really easy. With just one click, you can make your website look similar to the demo.
This theme uses One Click Demo Import plugin to import the theme demo content. This plugin is already installed on your server if you had installed all the required and recommended plugins.
To install the demo content, follow the steps given below:
Once you have installed and activated the theme and all the required plugins, go to Appearance -> Import Demo Data.
- Click on Import Demo Data button.
Wait for some time and demo data will be imported.
You will see the message when demo data is imported.
All the options to customize this theme are found in Theme Options panel. To access the theme options, go to Dashboard -> Theme Options and start customizing your theme. Theme Options link can be found at bottom left corner of your WordPress dashboard. You can make style changes, change typography settings, control ads and do many more things.
In this section, you can change the following settings.
|Custom Logo||Upload your own custom logo|
|Custom Favicon||Upload a custom favicon for your site.|
|Pagination Type||Posts on blog page or archives pages are divided into pages. Pagination is used to access other pages. You can select the numbered or next/previous style pagination.|
|Scroll to Top Button||Use this option to show or hide the scroll to top button.|
|RTL Language||Click the Yes button if your blog is in RTL language|
|Facebook Open Graph Tags||Turn on the Facebook Open Graph tags.|
|Enable Emoji Support||Emojis are smileys used to express the emotions. Not all WordPress websites need these. If your website also doesn't require these emojis, you can disable them to improve the page loading speed.|
Paste your Google Analytics (or other) tracking code here. This will be added into the footer of your theme.
It is recommended to add tracking code using a plugin. You will lose the tracking code if you change the theme.
In this section you can change the layout of theme.
Using this option, you can enable or disable the responsive layout. Responsive layout is enabled by default. When this option is disabled, your website will look like its desktop version on mobile devices.
Choose between boxed or wide layout. By default wide layout is enabled. In boxed layout, site content including header and footer is shown in fixed width and is aligned to center. In wide layout, header and footer are spread over full width of screen.
Main layout option is applied to homepage and search results page of your website. 6 layout styles are available to choose from in this theme. With just a click, you will get different layout for your website.
Using this option you can change layout of archives pages. Categories, tags, author, month, date, year are all examples of archives pages.
This option is applied to detail posts and pages of your website or blog. You can choose right sidebar, left sidebar or no sidebar layout for detail posts.
Show Latest Posts by Category
By default main blog page shows most recent posts of your blog. Choose this option if you want to relpace most recent posts with posts from selected category/categories. When you click the Yes button, you will see option to select the categories.
You can choose a style for posts shown on blog pages. 3 styles are available to choose from.
Home Posts Excerpt Length
Choose the length of post excerpt to be shown on homepage and search results pages.
You can choose a style for posts shown on archives pages. 3 styles are available to choose from.
Archive Posts Excerpt Length
Choose the length of post excerpt to be shown on archive pages.
Post Meta (Homepage)
Use this option to show or hide all or selected post meta items on homepage.
In this section, you can make all the changes related to style like text color, background color, border color. All styling options are divided into sections for easy navigation.
Styling options section is further divided into sub-sections.
Theme Color 1
Using this option you can change color scheme 1 of theme.
Theme Color 2
Using this option you can change color scheme 2 of theme.
In this section you can style navigation menu.
|Navigation Background Color||Change background color of navigation menu|
|Navigation Dropdown Background Color||Change background color of dropdown menu|
|Navigation Link Hover Background Color||Change background color of hover state of dropdown menu|
In this section you can change color and background properites of site header.
|Header Background||Change background color and background image of site header|
|Header Padding||Change top and bottom padding of site header|
|Logo Margin||Change top and bottom margin of logo|
In this section you can change body background color and image.
|Body Background||Using this option you can change background color and background image of body|
|Background Pattern||This theme comes with some patterns for your use. You can choose any pattern to use as body background|
|Main Container Background||Using this option you can change background color and background image of main container|
In this section you can change color and background properites of side footer.
|Footer Background Color||Change background color of site footer|
|Footer Text Color||Change text color for footer|
|Footer Link Color||Change regular and hover color of links of site footer|
If you want to make some CSS changes to your blog or website, you can add your CSS code here.
This section controls the typography options of theme. You can change font family, font size, font weight and other settings related to typography.
This option applies to body of the website.
This option applies to all the headings of theme.
Navigation Menu Font
This option applies to navigation menu.
This option applies to text logo in header.
Post Content Font
This option applies to content of posts and pages.
In this section, you can change settings related to site header. Following options are available:
Current Date on Header
Click the Show button to show your current date on header and Hide button to hide it.
Social Links on Header
Use this option to show links to your social profiles on header.
Search Box on Header
Use this option to show or hide search box in header.
Sticky Navigation Menu
Use this option to make the navigation menu sticky while scrolling.
Show News Ticker
You can click on this option if you want to show news ticker on header.
News Ticker Category
Here you can choose a category for posts shown in news ticker.
Number of Ticker Posts
Here you can control the number of posts shown in news ticker.
Single Post Options
In this section, you can control detail posts page of your website or blog.
Use this option to show or hide breadcrumbs on posts.
Single Post Meta
Use this option to show or hide the post meta on detail posts. Post meta includes poat author, post date, post category, post tags, post comments count.
Using this option, you can show or hide post tags on detail posts.
Author Info Box
This theme comes with beautifully designed author box to show information about the post author. It is shown at the bottom of posts. You can enable or disable it.
Next/Prev Article Links
You can enable the links to next and previous posts. These links are shown below the post content.
Click the button to show or hide the related posts.
Number of Related Posts
Control the number of posts to be shown as related posts.
Related Posts By
You can show related posts by categories, tags or author.
Social Media Share Buttons
Use this option to show or hide social media share buttons on your posts to let users easily share your content.
Social Buttons Position
You can show the share buttons above or below the post content.
Select Share Buttons
Easily select which share buttons you want to show by clicking on eye button in front of button name. You can also drag and drop the button on right side to rearrange the button position.
This section controls different ad positions and ad blocker feature available in this theme.
This ad is shown in site header.
Below Post Content Ad
This ad is shown below post content on detail post pages.
Show Ad after "x" paragraphs
This ad is shown after "x" number of paragraphs on detail post page. Add a paragraph number here after which you want to show the ad and paste your ad code in the following Ad Code option.
In this section, you can change settings related to WooCommerce.
Shop and Product Page Layout
Using this option, you can change the layour of shop and product pages.
In this tab of Theme Options panel, you can import and export the settings of theme options panel. When you change some settings of theme and want to import the same settings on other website, you can export the settings from here.
Some of theme's settings are controlled through theme customizer. To access the theme customizer go to Appearance -> Customize.
In this section, you can basically change settings related to site's identity and these settings are:
You can change your site title here. Site title appears in title bar of the browser and also in place of logo if you haven't added the custom logo.
Change your site tagline here.
Site Icon (Favicon)
Change your site icon here. It is also known as favicon and it appears in the page title bar in browser.
In this section, you can add widgets to widgets areas, change options of already added widgets, remove the widgets or reorder the postion of widgets.
To add a widget, go to Widgets section and select any widget area where you want to add the widgets. Now click on Add a Widget and select the widget from widget list.
Static Front Page
When you activate the theme, by default it shows most recent posts. You may want to use a static page as your front page (homepage).
Navigate to Static Front Page section and select the A Static page option. Now select the page from dropdown that you want to set as front page.
Use the Posts page dropdown to change the blog page of your website.
In this section, you can add custom CSS and see the changes live as you add the code.
Lineza comes with 5 widget areas and it offers 21 custom widgets to add different features and functionalities to theme without using any plugins or editing the code of theme. All the widgets have little description to make you understand the usage of widget.
WordPress makes it really easy to add, remove or reorder the widgets with just drag and drop. Procedure is given in the following sections.
To add a widget, go to Appearance -> Widgets and click on any widget that you want to add. Now select the desired widget area where you want the selected widget to appear and then click on Add Widget. You can also simply drag and drop the widget to desired widget area.
Now refresh your website and you will see your added widget.
To remove a widget, go to widget area and click the down arrow on right side of widget name. Now you will see Delete text written in red color at the bottom of widget options. Just click on it and it will be removed.
To reorder a widget, simply click and drag it to new position or widget area.
To create your first post, navigate to Posts -> Add New and start writing it.
This theme uses Featured Image option of WordPress to add featured images to posts. To add a featured image to a post, go to Posts -> Add New and you will see a box with title Featured Image at the bottom right corner of the screen. Click on Set featured image to upload an image there.
Lineza supports 3 post formats. You can choose any of these post formats while creating your posts. These post formats are listed below:
Video Post Format
Video post format shows video at the top of post. When you click on Video radio button, the options as shown in following screenshot will appear at bottom of post editor.
To add a video, choose your video host from the dropdown and then add the video ID. For example: In this URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTNMLtDHqmI, the text in bold (RTNMLtDHqmI) is video ID. You can also upload your own video.
Check the Hide Video option if you want to hide it from single posts.
In this theme, you can add reviews to your posts without using any plugin. To add the reviews, look at the bottom of the post editor. There you can see a review box.
Using this review box, you can add reviews to all your posts. You can choose percentage or stars style for the reviews. You can also choose the color for review bar.
To show the reviews, you must first check on Enable Review? checkbox option. You can add upto 6 review criterias and you can also add summary for review box.
You can change sidebar position of each post that can be different from one set in global layout options. Layout options for posts can be found at the bottom of post editor.
To create your first page, navigate to Pages -> Add New and start writing it.
You can change sidebar position of each page that can be different from one set in global layout options. Layout options for pages can be found at the bottom of page editor.
Translating the Theme
This theme is translation ready and you can translate it to any language supported by WordPress. There are many ways for translating WordPress themes and plugins but we recommend the following method for the translation.
- First download POEdit and install it.
- Now, open the lineza.pot file that you can find in languages folder of your theme.
- You can now translate each string in your desired language.
- Once you have translated all the strings, save the file. POEdit creates two files. You need to save the files
using following naming convention:
languagecode_countrycodeIf you are translating your strings to french language, your file names will look like:
There may be multiple language files in theme’s languages folder. You need to tell WordPress which file to use for your blog. To chose your translated file, go to Settings -> General and then chose the language from Site language dropdown list.
- Click the Save Changes button
A child theme is required when you want to make changes to the code of the theme. It is mostly used by developers. A child theme inherits the functionality and styling of its parent theme.
A child theme is provided with your purchased theme. You will find the child theme file with the name of lineza-child.zip in the theme package. In case you need to make changes to code of theme, you can start using this child theme. To install it, follow the same instructions as defined in Install Theme section.
Sources and Credits
Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this theme. As I said at the beginning, I'd be glad to help you if you have any questions relating to this theme. No guarantees, but I'll do my best to assist. If you have a more general question relating to Lineza, please contact us from our ThemeForest profile contact form.