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A zipped file of the theme looks like this leanex.zip / leanex-x.x.x.zip. This is the file that you should upload as a theme install pack via the WordPress admin panel or another way.

An archive file that contains additional material of the theme (this can be documentation, pictures, etc.) so looks like leanex-files.zip / leanex-docs.zip. It doesn’t need to be uploaded. You can unzip it and use the files you find there.

Installation via WP Dashboard

To upload through your WP Dashboard, select Appearance and then Themes. Next, select the Install Themes tab at the top of the page and then select the Upload link, right above the search field. Choose your file and select Install Now. Once the theme is fully uploaded and installed, click Activate to activate the WordPress theme.

When uploading your theme with the installer, please ensure you are uploading the theme .zip file, not the entire package you downloaded. In this case, you will be upload leanex-x.x.x.zip where x.x.x is the version number.

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.

Front Page Setup Back to Top

You can choose what’s displayed on the homepage of your site. It can be posts or a static page. To set a static homepage, you first need to create two Pages. One page will become the homepage, and the other will be your Posts Page (Blog page).

First, create a new page on your website, with the WP Dashboard > Pages > Add New link. Give the name the new page Front page, for example. Publish your page.

In the same way, create a page that will display your blog posts. Give the name the new page Blog, for example. Publish your page.

Assign a Front Page

Next, go to Settings > Reading. Set A static page for Front page displays.

Now you can to set a created static page (1) as the Front Page (2) of the website and assign a Posts Page (3).

Front Page sections

Once you have created a Front Page you can manage its sections. To manage sections go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Sections.

First set the order and visibility of the sections in the panel called Visibility & Sorting. You can then customize each of the displayed sections.

Portfolio Back to Top

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

To display the portfolio section on the Front Page, go to Customize > Front Page Sections: check Portfolio Section. First set the order and visibility of the section in the panel called Visibility & Sorting. Then you can customize the section > Portfolio Section.

Portfolio Item edit

Upload project images to the main content editing field. Enter the description of the portfolio item in the Excerpt field. (of course, you can still enter a work description in the main content field)

You can enter project meta-information (such as date, your role, camera type) by adding Custom Fields. (2)

When you created a few portfolio entries, you can set some options for the portfolio via Customizer > Portfolio Options.