We’re incredibly pleased and overwhelmed that you have chosen a theme from RadiantThemes for your website. We're sure you wont be disappointed! Here, we outline all types of the necessary information and provide you with all the essential details you require for using the theme. Our themes can only be used with WordPress and we presume that you already have WordPress installed and ready to go.

Essential Requirements and Recommended Settings--

Recommended Hosting

We recommend using a cPanel or Plesk based hosting from a renowned hosting service provider. Many low-cost providers provide their custom web-based panel which most of the time don’t have the required configuration to run websites smoothly.

We recommend using Siteground.com for any hosting related need. Order plain cPanel based hosting. Don’t order just WordPress Hosting from any hosting provider. WordPress hosting has lots of limitation and you might not be able to accomplish everything.

Ideally cPanel, Plesk driven control panels work seamlessly. Also, make sure that your provider uses the latest version of PHPMyAdmin. The older version of PHP and PHPMyAdmin might not support.

We can troubleshoot and help, if you use cPanel, Plesk, Webmin, web panel, zpanel types of control panel. Also, when you ask for our help, please consider sending control panel access. Only FTP access might not be sufficient always.

Recommended Hosting

To work with Softek, please ensure that you are running WordPress 5.0 or higher, PHP 5.6 or higher, and MySQL 5.6 or higher and wp_remote_get() function is unblocked in your server.

Recommended PHP Configuration Limits

Various issues that you may run into are: white screen, your demo import fails, empty page content and other similar issues that are all related to low PHP configuration limits. The best way is to increase the PHP limits of the hosting account.

1) WP Memory Limit — 256M
2) Upload Max. Filesize — 128M
3) Max. Post Size — 128M
4) Max. Execution Time — 300
5) PHP Max. Input Vars — 2000
6) PHP Max. Input Time 1000

1) Download the Softek theme by clicking on ‘All files & documentation’ of ‘Download’ button.

2) Login to your WordPress Admin Panel.

3) Click on Appearance -> Themes -> Add New.

4) Click on Upload Theme and choose the theme zip 'Softek.zip file (Which you already got by downloading the full package) and click on 'Install Now' button.

5) Activate the Softek theme.

6) Click on ‘INSTALL PLUGINS’ button.

7) Click on ‘Activate all plugins’ button.

8) After successful plugin activation, click on ‘Click HERE to continue with Demo Import process..

9) Now, click on the ‘Install’ and 'OK' on the 'Dialog Box' to import the demo.

Now relax and import process will automatically finish and will show you progress on screen (via progress bar).

10) After successful Demo import you'll be taken to your site's home page. You have just one step to complete. Important One. Please don't skip this. Go to the WordPress Admin -> Elementor -> Tools -> Regenerate css and you're done.

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You can add a new page from 'Pages > Add New'. You need to choose template of the page from 'Page Attributes' section on the right side of the screen.

You need to choose 'Elementor Full Width' template for all the pages except the shop related pages (i.e; 'Shop', 'Cart', 'Checkout' and 'My account' pages). For shop related pages, you need to choose 'Common page Without Title' template.

Please go through the points given below to understand how to create a new blog post–

1) Login to WordPress admin panel.

2) Navigate to “Posts > Add New.

3) Provide a suitable title for your blog post.

4) Provide content.

5) As short contents for blog post element are coming from ‘Excerpt’, so you need to provide content on ‘Excerpt’ too.

6) Provide featured image.

7) From “Categories” box, you can put your blog post under a suitable category or create a new category for that.

8) Finally, click on “Publish” button to publish your blog post.

Please go through the points given below to understand how to create a new team item—

1) Login to WordPress admin panel.

2) Navigate to “Team > Add New Team”.

3) Provide a suitable title for your team item.

4) Provide content.

5) Provide person information from 'Person Information' box

6) As short contents for team element are coming from ‘Excerpt’, so you need to provide content on ‘Excerpt too.

7) Provide Team Member Image.

8) From “Professions” box, you can put your team item under a suitable profession or create a new profession for that.

9) Finally, click on “Publish” button to publish your team item.

Please go through the points given below to understand how to create a new portfolio post—

1) Login to WordPress admin panel.

2) Navigate to “Portfolio > Add New Portfolio”.

3) Provide a suitable title for your portfolio item.

4) Provide content.

5) Provide portfolio image.

6) From “Portfolio Categories” box, you can put your portfolio item under a suitable category or create a new category for that.

7) Finally, click on Publish” button to publish your portfolio item.

Please go through the points given below to understand how to create a new client item—

1) Login to WordPress admin panel.

2) Navigate to “Clients > Add New Client”.

3) Provide a suitable title for your client item.

4) Provide client image on featured image section.

5) Finally, click on “Publish” button to publish your client item.

Please go through the points given below to understand how to create a new testimonial item—

1) Login to WordPress admin panel.

2) Navigate to “Testimonials > Add New Testimonial”

3) Provide a suitable title for your testimonial item.

4) Provide content.

5) Provide 'Designation'.

6) Provide testimonial category.

7) Provide testimonial image.

8) Finally, click on Publish” button to publish your testimonial item.

Install WooCommerce and setup default shop pages

If your site doesn’t have WooCommerce installed already, then you need to install the WooCommerce plugin first. To do the same, navigate to ‘Plugins’ > ‘Add new and then type ‘WooCommerce into the search field. Now install the plugin by clicking on Install Now” button. After that, click on “Activate” button to activate the plugin. After activating, you will get notification to install WooCommerce pages. So, install default WooCommerce pages from there. To get more information about WooCommerce, click on this link– WooCommerce Documentation

Assign Shop related pages

You need to assign all shop related pages from 'WooCommerce > Settings > Advanced' as per below screenshot:-

Manage 'Shop' page layout

As layout of 'Shop' page is managing from 'Theme Options', so you won't be able to edit them through 'Elementor'. You can manage 'Shop' page layout from 'Theme Options > Shop > Product Listing'.

1) Product Listing Layout: You can select how many columns of products you want to show on a single row from this field.

2) Products Per Page: Put number of products you wants to show per page.

3) Sidebar: Selct if you want left or right sidebar on your 'Shop' page. If you don't want sidebar, then choose 'Products No Sidebar'.

4) Shop Box Style: Choose the style of the shop boxes.

Manage product details pages layout

You can manage product details pages layout from 'Theme Options > Shop > Product Details'.

1) Product Details Layout: Select product details pages Layout

2) Sidebar: Selct if you want left or right sidebar on your product details pages. If you don't want sidebar, then choose 'No Sidebar'.

Mange important WooCommerce Options

Please follow below tutorial to manage specific WooCommerce options:-

Managing Products: https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/managing-products/

Managing Orders: https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/managing-orders/

Managing Email Templates: https://woocommerce.com/posts/how-to-customize-emails-in-woocommerce/

Contact form 7 is used to create ‘easy to handle’ and ‘easy to customize’ forms. This theme has seven pre-built forms. To get all forms, ‘Contact Form 7’ plugin must be installed and activated. You can add/edit/delete the contact form by following this documentation— https://contactform7.com/getting-started-with-contact-form-7/

Point to note: If you did any changes on theme files, then keep backup of them, so that you can upload again after updating the theme.

Download the latest package of the theme, unpack the files, and upload the theme on the server.

You need to upload the theme on your server by following these steps–

1) Login to your Hosting

2) Go to public_html > wp-content > themes

3) Upload the updated zip file of your theme

4) Delete the theme of the present version

5) unzip the updated version of the theme

6) After unzip, you may delete the theme zip

Point to note: If you did any changes on any plugin files, then keep backup of them, so that you can upload those files again after updating the plugin.

You can update plugins by following below steps–

1) Login to your wp-admin

2) Go to Plugins > Installed Plugins

3) Now, delete those plugins which you want to update.

4) Now, go to Appearance > Radiantthemes Install Plugins’ and re-install and re-activate those plugins again and you'll get the updated plugins.

Point to note: Screenshots can vary.

You can change the slug of existing custom post types from 'Theme Options > General > Custom Slug'.

After changing the slug, please set the permalink once from 'Settings > Permalinks'.