Thanks for choosing our theme. Here you can find general information on how to work with our theme and answers to frequently asked questions.
From the WordPress dashboard, go to Appearance -> Themes and click "Add New".
In the next screen, click on the "Upload Theme" button.
Click the "Choose File" button.
In the dialog window, select file alessa.zip from the downloaded package.
When the theme archive is selected, click the "Install Now" button.
Wait while the installation process. After that, click "Return to Themes page".
Repeat previous steps, but now select the alessa-child.zip file from the package.
After the Child Theme is installed, activate it from the installation screen or Themes page.
The theme is installed and activated. Now, it's time to "Install Plugins".
Click "Install plugins" in the Appearance. Select the plugins you need (or check all).
Click on the "Bulk actions" dropdown, select "Install", and click the "Apply" button.
Then wait for a while to get a message that all plugins are installed and activated.
Go to Appearance -> Import Demo Data and click the "Import Demo Data" button.
Wait while importing process. It may take several minutes.
After receiving the "That's it, all done!" message, importing is finished.
Theme installation is complete. Now, your website looks the same as our demo does. And it is time to go to the theme customization.
Customizing Alessa Portfolio theme is easy, as ABC. All the theme settings are located in the WordPress Customizer. But, this is not just an ordinary Customizer. In our theme, it turns into a convenient and flexible tool for customizing your website. To enter the Customizer, you should click Appearance -> Customize.
Also, it now has responsive controls which allow you to set responsive values for some options like fonts, spacing, etc., helping you to fine-tune the look and feel for mobile devices. You can recognize responsive controls by three icons , , next to it. The click on one of the icons changes the viewport size to the appropriate size, and you can set the value for that screen size. You can also change the viewport size using the same icons at the panel bottom.
The settings of the theme are grouped into panels and sections. We have tried to make it simple to use, so we are sure that it will be easy to find the needed options.
Go to Plugins > Add New.
In search string type "Loco".
On the item "Loco Translate Plugin" press "Install" wait a few sec and press "Activate".
Then go to Loco Translate > Themes, select Alessa theme (not Child theme, even if you use one) and press "New language".
In the next window choose your language and location for the translation file. We strongly recommend to use the "Custom" option like shown in our video.
Press "Start Translating".
In the translating window you can use the search bar to quickly find needed text.
When found needed text click on it and then in the field "Translation" write a new value.
After finishing, save your changes and you will see the result of the translated string.