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A zipped file of the theme looks like this / 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 / 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 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 FrontPage 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 Sections Sorting. You can then customize each of the displayed sections.

Gallery section

The gallery section is section of Front Page which displays posts of an Image Post Format. So first, you should to create several (at least it six) posts of Image Format and assign categories to them.

To show the filter-menu of gallery categories on the front page, you need to create it, go to Appearance > Menus.

Once you have created several image format posts and gallery menu, you can customize the gallery section on the front page by going to the Customizer > Front Page Sections panel.

First, enable the visibility of the section and change the order if necessary, go to Customizer > Front Page Sections > Sections Sorting.

Portfolio Back to Top

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

To create a portfolio, you must first create at least a couple of posts with your creative works. Then create a blank page and calls it Portfolio.

Next, add this page to your site’s menu. Instead of creating a blank Portfolio page, you can simply add a Portfolio menu item to your site using the Custom Links tab in the menu dashboard section.

To display the portfolio section on the Front Page, first set the order and visibility of the section, go to Customizer > Front Page Sections > Visibility & Sorting. Then you can customize the section on FrontPage, go to Customizer > Front Page Sections >  Portfolio Section.

Next, you can set some options to display your portfolio page, go to Customizer > Portfolio Options.