We would like to thank you for choosing FoxThemes! We are very pleased that you have purchased our theme for your website! You will have an access to our online documentation knowledge base and video tutorials, where you can find useful article links which will help you to learn more about the theme, how to solve issues you might run into and how to get in contact with our Support Team.
Requirements for FoxThemes
The Theme can only be used with WordPress and we assume that you already have WordPress installed. If not, you can get more information regarding WordPress installation following these links:
Below is a list of items which are required for successful theme installation:
- You are running WordPress 4.6 or higher
- Your PHP version should be 5.6 or higher
- PHP configuration limits: max_execution_time 300
You can verify your PHP configuration limits by installing a simple plugin found here or you can contact your hosting service and ask about your current settings and have them changed in case it is necessary.
Unpacking the theme
After you have downloaded the .zip file from ThemeForest and unzipped it, the following folders will be revealed:
- Theme package
The package folder includes parent and child themes:
After downloading the Theme installation files from ThemeForest, extract it and in the extracted folder locate the Billiard.zip and Billiard-child-theme files. You can then install your theme using one of two methods described below.
It really doesn’t matter at all which one of these techniques you want to use, so choose the one which seems to make more sense to you.
1. FTP upload:
If you would like to install the theme via FTP, please follow these steps:
- Extract the wp.zip file you previously located. You should now see a folder named Billiard.zip
- Using an FTP client, login to the server where your WordPress website is hosted
- Using an FTP client, navigate to the /wp-content/themes/ directory under your WordPress website’s root directory
- Using an FTP client, upload the previously extracted theme wp folder to the themes directory on your remote server
2. WordPress upload:
For most users, this is probably the simplest installation method. To install the theme using this method, please follow these steps:
- Login to your WordPress admin panel
- Navigate to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme
- Click on Choose File and select theme wp.zip
- Click on Install Now
- After successful installation clicks on Activate or proceed to Appearance > Themes and click on Activate to activate the newly installed theme.
- After the theme's activation, you will be prompted to install recommended plugins
We have an advanced, secure ticket system to handle your requests. All of our items come with 6 months of included support and free lifetime updates for your theme. Our support covers getting setup with the theme, theme related questions and bugs or issues that occur when using the theme.
Customization can be any work you need doing to the theme that is not covered by the scope of our support. In most cases, this is anything that falls outside of the options the theme offers. If you have difficulties with your theme just Send a ticket here and one of our support experts will help you:
- Log into your ThemeForest account and navigate to your downloads tab. Find the theme and download “Installable WordPress file”. prtscreen
- Connect to your server using desktop client software (we recommend CyberDuck and Filezilla)
- Change directory to /wp-content/themes
- Remove existing folder with old theme files
- Unpack theme installable files downloaded from ThemeForest and upload to themes folder
- Update the included plugins if you see a notification message letting you know the plugins have a new version.
Widgets add content and features to your Sidebars. The Widgets area on the left-hand side is composed of 2 sections: Available Widgets (all the widgets you can use in your sidebars) and Inactive Widgets.
Inactive Widgets – drag widgets to that section to remove them from the sidebar but keep their settings:
Billiard comes with several default widget sets/sidebars.
- Sidebar - Displays widgets on the left or right from the main content on the Blog page.
- Footer sidebar - displays widgets in footer
You can create an unlimited number of additional sidebars for each post, page, and category in Appearance > Theme Options > Sidebars section. Simply drag and drop selected widget to sidebar area.
Here is how the sidebar might look like: