Liga Theme

Liga Theme / template documentation version 1.0


First of all, Thank you so much for purchasing this template and for being my loyal customer.

This documentation is to help you regarding each step of customization. Please go through the documentation carefully to understand how this template is made and how to edit this properly.

Before you start customizing

If you plan to make some modifications to the code of the theme, will be better to make them via the child theme. If you make modifications directly to the parent theme, you will lose them when the theme is updated. When you make modifications inside of the child theme instead, you can update the parent theme without losing any change you have made.

Child Theme you’ll find in a, which is included in a main downloaded package.

More information about child themes you can find in WordPress Codex.

Getting Started #back to top

To install this theme, you must have a working version of WordPress already installed.

How to Install WordPress #back to top

For information regarding installing the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex

How to Install Theme #back to top

Upload via WordPress Admin

To add a new theme to your WordPress installation, follow these basic steps:

  1. Download a package from ThemeForest in a Downloads section
  2. Log in to the WordPress Administration
  3. Go to Appearance › Themes › Add New › Upload Theme
  4. Browse and select theme zip folder called (is located inside of downloaded zip package)
  5. Press Install Now button
  6. Activate theme with Activate link

Upload via FTP Server

Use your FTP Client to upload non-zipped folder called liga (Unzip the file) and liga-child (optional child theme) into the /wp-content/themes/ folder on your server.

How to Update Theme #back to top

To update the theme please follow these basic steps:

  1. Download an updated package from ThemeForest in a Downloads section
  2. Log in to the WordPress Administration
  3. Go to Appearance › Themes
  4. Activate other theme than Liga
  5. Click on outdated theme and remove it (all content, widgets and theme options will be preserved)
  6. Go to Appearance › Themes › Add New › Upload Theme
  7. Browse and select theme zip folder called (is located inside of downloaded zip package)
  8. Press Install Now button
  9. Activate theme with Activate link

Necessary Plugins #back to top

To add the needed functionality to the theme is necessary to activate the required plugins.

  1. Go to Appearance › Install Plugins
  2. Install and activate plugins you want to use with a theme.

Import Demo #back to top

To automatically import the demo data into your WordPress, follow these basic steps:

  1. Go to Appearance › Install Plugins
  2. Install and activate plugin One Click Demo Import, if not installed yet
  3. Go to Appearance › Import Demo
  4. Press Import
  5. Let the importer work until it displays information about successful (or unsuccessful) importing (it may take several minutes).

What if the Import fails or stalls?

If the import stalls and fails to respond after a few minutes, or it fails with a simple error message like “Import failed,” You are suffering from PHP configuration limits that are set too low to complete the process. You should contact your web host and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows:

  1. max_execution_time 600
  2. memory_limit 128M
  3. post_max_size 32M
  4. upload_max_filesize 32M

Image Sizes #back to top

The Liga theme defines new image sizes, but the problem is that these new image sizes are only applied on the images you upload after activating the theme. To solve this problem you need to generate new sizes for all previously uploaded images. You can use the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin.

Defined image sizes:

  • liga-medium – 600 pixels wide
  • liga-medium-cropped – 600 x 800 pixels
  • liga-full – 1920 pixels wide

Pages #back to top

Home Page #back to top

To set up the homepage, follow these steps:

  1. Create a new page by going to Pages › Add New
  2. Fill in the Title of the page (for example: Home).
  3. Disable page title.
  4. Navigate to the Hero Slider meta box, select the slider options.
  5. Add images to the slider using Add Slide button.

  6. Press Publish and page will be saved
  7. Go to Settings › Reading
  8. Check the radio button A static page (select below)
  9. Select Front page: called as created page (for example: Home)
  10. Press Save Changes

Page layout (Contact, About, Post) #back to top

You can assign a custom template for any individual Page by using the Template dropdown in the Edit Page screen (part of the Page Attributes module). You can find the settings from your WordPress Dashboard > Pages. You can either create a new page or edit an existing one.

  1. Select a Template from the list (e.g., Contact).
  2. Modify the page content
  3. Click the Update button (or Save if not yet published).

Journal & Portfolio #back to top

The Liga theme comes with advanced options to make adjustments to individual standard post categories via the admin so you can easily change the layout, colors…etc on a per-category basis. Simply log into WordPress and go to Posts > Categories and click on the category you wish to edit to access these settings.

Layouts #back to top

Hover List layout

List layout

Grid layout

Create A Menu #back to top

  1. Go to Appearance > Menus and click the link to create a new menu.
  2. Give your menu a name and click the button to create menu. To add menu items, simply select options in the left side column by checking the box for pages categories, tags etc that you want to include and then click the Add to menu button.
  3. When you are done adding links, select a menu location by checking one of the options listed under Theme locations and then save your menu.

Assign Your Menus To Locations #back to top

Theme includes 2 menu location options:

  1. Primary - Used for the main navigation.
  2. Top - Used for the top right side of your site(large screen only)

If you imported the sample data then you should have also imported our sample menus. To assign them you can either edit each menu individually to add a menu location, or click on the Manage Locations tab to assign menus to each location at once.

Customization #back to top

Before you start customizing

  1. Go to Appearance › Install Plugins
  2. Install and activate Kirki plugin, if not installed yet

The theme includes tons of easy to use options to customize the design of your site. Most of your theme options can be found in the live WordPress theme customizer.

Simply navigate to Appearance > Customize to make changes to the design of your website.

Support Desk #back to top

Support for my items includes:
  • * Responding to questions or problems regarding the item and its features
  • * Fixing bugs and reported issues
  • * Providing updates to ensure compatibility with new software versions
Item support does not include:
  • * Customization and installation services
  • * Support for third party software and plug-ins