Customizing Your Theme

Our themes and plugins are designed and developed to look and function great on a range of devices and WordPress configurations.

For those looking to go beyond the standard features and functionality of our products, to enhance or modify the default look and functionality of WordPress or the theme, this can be done with either plugins or customization.

Customization

Our themes include a pre-packaged child theme, which allows for completely bespoke development of the base (parent) theme. You may wish to read the Child Themes guidance on WordPress.org.

The key benefits of using a child theme is that it allows developers to override theme styles and functionality, while leaving the base theme unaltered. This makes development quicker and ensures customizations are unaffected by updates to the parent theme.

The HeroThemes code snippets library gives some examples of basic customizations that can be achieved using the built in hooks and filters of the products.

Due to the bespoke nature of customization, it is outside the scope of product support and we cannot support modified themes or child theme development. For assistance with customizations, consider the use of a freelance developer, such as WPKraken

Plugins

Plugins can extend WordPress to provide a variety of different functionality. Plugins can be added directly from Plugins > Add New. Use the search functionality to install directly from the WordPress plugin directory or select Upload Plugin at the top of the page to upload a premium plugin from a marketplace such as CodeCayon.

Please note that we cannot support 3rd party plugins, you may wish to contact the plugin author to obtain support. The first step we advise users that are having issues with the theme is to deactivate additional plugins that may conflict with the theme.

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