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WikiPress Documentation

Getting Started

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1. Theme Installation

Once you have completed your purchase, you can download the theme package installation zip file at the end of the checkout. You can re-download it at any time from your HeroThemes account or with the details sent in your purchase email.

When you have downloaded WikiPress.zip, you can install the theme in two ways:

  • WordPress Upload (recommended): In the WordPress admin panel navigate to Appearance > Add New Themes > Upload. Go to browse and select the zipped theme folder. Press install now and the theme will be uploaded and installed.
  • FTP Upload: Using your FTP program upload the un-zipped theme folder into the /wp-content/themes/ folder of your WordPress installation.

Once the theme is uploaded, you need to activate it. Go to Appearance > Themes and activate your new theme.

Using WikiPress Welcome Setup

The WikiPress welcome screen appears on first activation and helps configure the theme, so you can get started quickly and easily.

At the end of the setup process, your site will look similar to the WikiPress demo, without the need to import any files.

Enter your WikiPress License Key

Enter your theme license key found in your purchase email, or from the License section in your HeroThemes account.

Install Sample Content

On this screen you can choose what content from the WikiPress demo you want to recreate on your site. It is recommended you leave all options ticked, the content will then be created automatically and can be managed from the WordPress dashboard.

Complete Setup

That’s it, from the final screen you can then view your site and there are quick links to start adding/editing your own Wiki Pages or customizing the site with your own logo and colors.

Using your New WikiPress Theme

With the initial setup done, you can add/edit content. Change colors and layout (see the customizer options in the section below), and craft your help center.

Editing a Wiki Page

WikiPress features a frontend Wiki Page editor.

Any Wiki Page can be edited by selecting the edit link at the top right of the screen. This will bring up the WordPress post editor, where you can edit the page and preview how it will look to your visitors in near real-time.

Note you must be logged in to edit, though the WikiPress demo features a demo mode that allows you to experience this functionality without logging in (Saving and media uploads are restricted in this demo).

Customizer Setting

You can customize various visual aspects of the theme using the WordPress Live Customizer. Go to Appearance > Customize. Take some time to look through the options and customize them for your site.

The main options for the theme can be found in the Theme panel, which is then divided into various sections.

Enabling Automatic Updates and Support

Enable automatic updates for your theme from step 1 in Appearance > WikiPress Setup Assistant and enter the code from your download receipt (also available in Your HeroThemes Account page). This can be done at any time. Click Activate to activate automatic updates and support.

You can manage active site(s), disable sites when transferring to new domains from Your HeroThemes Account, please see our guide on license migrations and upgrades.

When a new version is available it will show as Update Available from the Appearance > Themes view.

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