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Akira Documentation v1.0

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Version: 1.0
Author: ArrowHiTech.
Designed by: 8Guild

Install WordPress

If you haven't have a working version of WordPress, you need to install it first in order to install Akira theme. You can find many instructions to install WordPress in WordPress Codex or the Instructional Video created by Woo Themes. Below are some helpful links for you about WordPress information.

1. Install Theme

1.1 Installation

- Requirements for Theme

You can click here to find out more about requirements of WordPress.

Below are three requirements for working version of WordPress, php, and mysql.

You also need to make sure that your host can comply with follow requirements. We recommend using WP Engine or Blue Host for all your hosting needs.

  1. Your web host has the minimum requirements to run WordPress.
  2. Your host are running the latest version of WordPress.
  3. You can download the latest release of WordPress from official WordPress website.
  4. Always create secure passwords for FTP and Database.

- Recommended PHP Configuration Limits

Low PHP configuration limits can cause many issues. When related issues occur, you need increase your PHP limits to a minimum as follows:

1.2 Theme Installation

- Install new theme manually via FTP Client

In order to add a new Theme to your WordPress installation, follow these basic steps:

  1. Download the zip package of Akira theme in ThemeForest
  2. Unzip Akira.zip package which you can find inside Theme files folder.
  3. Connect to your FTP server and navigate to the WordPress installation folder.
  4. Go to wp-content/themes/ and upload Akira folder.
  5. Open WordPress admin panel (navigate through web browser to the folder where you have installed the WordPress e.g www.your_domain.com/wp-admin/) and go Appearance > Themes on admin sidebar. Activate Akira theme.

- Install Theme via WordPress Admin Panel
  1. Open WordPress admin panel (e.g www.your_domain.com/wp-admin/) and go Appearance > Themes on admin sidebar and click "Add New" button.

  2. After that, click Upload Theme link and upload zip package of Akira theme(

  3. Once uploading theme is finished, it will install theme automatically.

    You can click Activate link or go to Appearance > Themes on admin sidebar to activate theme.

Once theme is installed, you need to install Required Plugins to get full working features.

1.3 Plugins Installation

a) After installing and activating the theme you will see the message about installing required plugins at the top of the page.

You should click Begin Installing plugins link in order to install needed plugins for Akira theme.

You will be redirected to Install Required Plugins page, here you will find all of the theme required plugins. In order to install these plugins, you just need to check all of them and select install then click apply.

- Below are list of required plugins for Akira.

b) Besides, you can install some plugins for Akira by navigating Plugins > Add New in admin sidebar. After that, enter plugin name to search plugin and click "Install Now".

When installation process is done, you can click Return to Required Plugins Installer and select active then check all plugins to active these plugin.

After finishing plugin install, you need to configure the plugins.

1.4 Plugin Configuration

Visual Composer for WordPress is drag and drop frontend and backend page builder plugin that will save you tons of time working on the site content. You will be able to take full control over your WordPress site, build any layout you can imagine – no programming knowledge required. Moreover, now you can choose either work on a backend or move your page building process to frontend and instantly see changes you make.

You can see here for more details.

After installing the Visual Composer, please go to Visual Composer > Role Manager. In the post types field, you should select Custom and check 'post' and 'page' checkbox . After making the changes, remember to click Save Changes button.

Navigate to Settings > Akira Latest Tweets to access "Twitter API Authentication Settings" page. You need to enter Consumer Key, Consumer Secret, Access token and Access Secret and twitter username in order to get posts from your twitter account.

Getting the Twitter Consumer Key (API Key) and Consumer Secret key is very simple, just follow the below 4 steps:

  1. Go to https://dev.twitter.com/apps/new and log in, if necessary

  2. Supply the necessary required fields, accept the Terms Of Service, and solve the CAPTCHA. Submit the form

  3. Go to the API Keys tab, there you will find all needed information.

  4. Copy the consumer key (API key) and consumer secret from the screen into our application.

Navigate to Settings > WP Social Login to access its settings page. This plugin allow user to login to your site with social account such as Facebook, Twitter and Google plus.

Click WP Social Login for detail guide.

Go to MailChimp for WP > MailChimp to access general setting page of MailChimp. You should connect to your mailchimp account by entering API Key.

Also, in order to make MailChimp Form work effectively, you should navigate to MailChimp for WP > Forms in admin sidebar and click Save Changes.

For detail instruction, please click MailChimp for WP.

Once Required Plugins are configured, you may be interested to install sample content as our demo sites. In the next section, we will guide you about demo installation.

1.5 Demo Installation

- First Method

Click Akira option in the top of admin page or in admin sidebar to access Akira options.

In "demo" tab, you will find option for import demo.

Click Import in Import Dummy Content.

Note: If the process of import demo is failed, we suggest you to increase max_execution_time in php.ini.

- Second Method

Remember that your site database will reset entirely after using this method.

Please follow steps lised below to import demo.

- Step 1: Install and activate All-in-One WP Migration plugin to use this method.

- Step 2: Download Demo backup file.

Demo backup file version 1.0.1 here

- Step 3: Upload backup file to wp-content/ai1wm-backups folder.

- Step 4: Navigate to All-in-One WP Migration > Backups on admin sidebar


- Step 5: Click Restore button and wait for few seconds. You will see success message after click continue.

- Step 6: Login to the site with account: Username: admin, Password: admin. After login with this account, you can change username and password back to your credentials.

- Step 7: If you want to change demo version, you should select demo in Theme Options > Import Demo > Import Demo on admin sidebar. Please read the message and click OK.

2. Build Your Site

2.1 Build Your Site

Please read carefully Theme Installation / Plugin Configuration before perform these follow configurations.

2.2 WP Configuration

- WordPress Configuration

You can adjust WordPress settings as follows:

2.3 Theme Options

Akira provides several usefull options for you to explore. You can find all options after clicking Akira link in the top page or in the admin sidebar.

You can see Theme Options for more details.

2.4 Menu Setup

- Create New Menu

In order create new menu, you can navigate to Appearance > Menus in admin sidebar then click Create a new menu link. Give your new menu a name and click "Create Menu" button.

You can add new menu item by dragging item you prefer from the column on the left.

After that, remember to assign theme location for your new menu.

2.5 Header Setup

Go to Akira > Header in order to access header setup page.

General, Akira supports 2 types of header with show/hide my account links and search options which you can see demo in the pictures below.

To find out more about these options, you can go to Theme Options > Header.

3. Theme Options

Akira provides many options for you to customize your page effectively. These options are organized into logical tabbed sections which will be very easy for you to navigate. Because of the sizable amount of options, we cannot go over them in full detail here in our documentation. We encourage you to please take some time and navigate through each tab to see what we offer. See below for screenshots and short descriptions of Akira Options panel.

- There are 2 ways to access theme options.

1) Click Akira links in the top of page.

2) Click Akira in admin sidebar.

- After that, you will see a logical tabbed sections including a lot of tabs for you to discover. Below sections will go through each tab in detail for you.

3.1 General

- In this tab, you will see options for layout and logo icon. Specifically, there are 2 possible sidebar position for you to select either left or right or event you can choose to hide your sidebar. For logo customization, you can freely to upload your desired logo image. Below will be a screenshot about these options.

3.2 Skin

There are 5 sub-tabs:

  1. General: After navigating to this sub-tab, you will see some options for you to set background color or background image, primary color and highlight color for hover and active links. Furthermore, general font for your website is customizable with several google font family available as well as font weight, font style, font size and line height.

    In order to create a login and register page, you go to Pages > Add New in admin sidebar. Enter page title such as "Login" or "Register" and select Login Page template if you want to create a login page, otherwise, choose Register template for your register page.

  2. Header: Akira allows you to set background color for header.

  3. Footer: You also can change background color for footer.

  4. Typography: Akira provides several choices to modify color as well as font family and font size of h1, h2, h3, h4, h5 and h6 font.

  5. Custom: this tab allows you to enter your custom css code.

3.3 Header

These options enable you to change header appearance with 2 types of header. Besides, there are existing selection for you to decide whether or not to display account links, search form in header. Also, Akira provides option to enable or disable sticky menu. Note that this option is only available for header type 2.

3.4 Footer

- Akira supports 2 options for you to modify you footer display including change copyright text and show or hide top footer.

3.5 Blog & Single Post

Akira gives you multiple selections for blog and single post.

3.6 Social

These options let you enter social links for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Behance, Dribbble and instagram.

4. Content Types

To use Akira content type, please ensure that Akira Post Types plugin, which allows you to create some custom post types, is already installed. If not, you can install this by following some steps below.

4.1 Post

- General Information

Akira provides many options to present your blog posts, along with different blog layouts. In addition, Blog options will let you to enter short description to display. Particularly, Akira blog provides a lot of blog format such as image, video, audio and gallery.

For blog content type, Akira provides Layout Options box including a lot of options such as choosing header, sidebar and show or hide page title.

- Creating / Editing Posts

Step 1 - Navigate to Posts in your WordPress admin sidebar.

Step 2 - Click on the Add New option to make a new post. Create a title, and insert your post content in the editing field. Beside, you can add post content using visual composer by click "Backend editor".

Step 3 - Add Categories from the right side. To assign it to the post, check the box next to the category name.

Step 4 - Add Tags from the right side. Type the name of the tag in the field, separate multiple tags with commas.

Step 5

- Add Featured Image if you want. In order to add featured image for your post, click the first Featured Image Box, select an image and click the Set Featured Image button.

Step 6- Add Image Gallery if you want to display gallery slider in its detail page.

In order to add gallery images for your post, you should click add image(s) button.

- For a Video and Audio post, you need to get Audio or Video embed link and paste it to "Video & Audio Embed Code" textarea in Blog Options box.

Step 6 - Select options for page layout if you want different page layout for your post.

Step 7 - Once you are finished, click Publish or Update in the right side to save the post.

4.3 Members

- Creating / Editing Members

Step 1 - Navigate to Members in your WordPress admin sidebar.

Step 2 - Click on the Add New option to make a new member. Enter member name in title field.

Step 3 - Click the first Featured Image Box, select an image and click the Set Featured Image button.

Step 4 - Add additional information for member including occupation, facebook link, twitter and instagram link.

Step 5 - Once you are finished, click Publish or Update to save the member.

5. Shortcode

Remember to install and activate Akira Shortcodes plugin.

In order to add shortcodes using visual composer, you should enable visual composer editor and select the element you want to add. If you click the following button, will be show the popup.

There are several content elements for you to choose. Specifically, Akira enable user to use Utimate VC Addons with several effective shortcodes.

- Screenshot of all elements in akira

- Screenshot of available shortcodes in Utimate VC addons

6. Widgets

6.1 Akira Blog widget

6.2 Akira Category

This widget organizes category information into a list with category name and post count. It allows you to customize widget title.

Below is screenshot of category widget appearance.

6.3 Akira Comment

This widget lets you to make change of block title to whatever you want. In addition, you will be able to enter comment numbers to display.

- Comment widget settings

6.4 Akira Latest Tweets

This widget lets you change block title to whatever you want. In addition, you will be able to decide number of tweets to display.

- Akira latest tweets widget settings

7. Translation


WPML is the most popular plugin for multi language support. Below you will find documentation their team created for using WPML plugin. If you've purchased WPML and have any questions or issues, please check the links below.

8. Site Speed Up

We recommend using the WP Super Cache, W3 Total Cache plugins.