Maiden - Responsive One Page Portfolio WordPress Theme
We would like to thank you for purchasing Maiden! We are very pleased that you have chosen Maiden for your website, you will not be disappointed! Before you get started, please be sure to always search our Documentation to help you get started.
To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. If you need help installing WordPress, follow the instructions in WordPress Codex. Below are all the useful links for WordPress information.
Requirements For Maiden
To use Maiden, please make sure you are running WordPress 4.6 or higher, PHP 5.6 or higher, and MySQL 5.6 or higher. We have tested it with Mac, Windows and Linux. Below is a list of items you should ensure your host can comply with.
Check to ensure that your web host has the minimum requirements to run WordPress.
Always make sure they are running the latest version of WordPress.
You can download the latest release of WordPress from official WordPress website.
Always create secure passwords for FTP and Database.
Hosting is more secure when PHP applications, like WordPress, are run using your account’s username instead of the server’s default shared username (www or www-data). The most common way for hosting companies to do this is using suPHP. Just ask your potential host if they run suPHP or something similar.
Recommended PHP Configuration Limits
Many issues that you may run into such as; white screen, demo content fails when importing, empty page content with Fusion Builder and other similar issues are all related to low PHP configuration limits. The solution is to increase the PHP limits. You can do this on your own, or contact your web host and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows:
How To Verify Your Current PHP Limits
You can check your PHP configuration limits by installing a simple plugin found here. In addition, you can always contact your host and ask them what the current settings are and have them adjust them if needed. Please note though that many hosts will try to keep the PHP limits low without reason. However you are paying for it, and therefore should be getting your money’s worth.
You can install the theme in two ways: through WordPress, or via FTP. The maiden.zip file is the Installable WordPress Theme and what you need to use to get the theme installed. There are two ways to install Maiden, via WordPress or via FTP. But first, you need to download the Maiden files from your ThemeForest account. Navigate to your downloads tab on ThemeForest and find Maiden.
Downloading Files Gives You All The Content Listed Below:
Maiden Theme Folder
– Contains the maiden.zip and maiden-child-theme.zip WordPress Theme. The child theme is only for users who make code changes.
The maiden.zip is the parent WordPress Theme, install this via WordPress. If you install it via FTP then unzip it first, then use the extracted folder.
How To Install Maiden via WordPress
Step 1– Navigate to WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Themes:
Step 2– Click the ‘Add New’ button on top of the page, then the ‘Upload Theme’ button:
Step 3 – Click ‘Choose File’ and find the theme files you’ve just downloaded.
Step 4 – Once the file has uploaded, to activate Maiden go to WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Themes and click the Activate button.
How To Install Maiden Via FTP
Step 1– Log into your server installation via FTP. You can use software such as Filezilla for this.
Step 2– Upload the extracted Maiden folder to the _wp-content > themes _folder on the server. Make sure the folder name is -> ‘Maiden’.
Step 3– Log in to your WordPress Dashboard and navigate to Appearance > Themes and clicking the ‘Activate’ button, for the Maiden theme.
How To Install Required Plugins
Step 1 – Navigate to WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Install Plugins.
Step 2 – Check all the plugins and from Bulk Actions select Install.
Once the plugins will be installed and activated, it is time to import the demo data.
One Click Demo Import
Before running the importer, make sure that you have installed and activated the required and recommended plugins. You will see a message at the top of your dashboard if you have not yet done so.
STEP 1 - Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
STEP 2 - Go to Appearance > Import Demo Data
STEP 3 - Click the "Import Demo Data" button.
STEP 4 - Be patient and wait for the import process to complete. It can take up to 5-7 minutes.
Alternative Importing Method
If the one click demo import does not complete or takes too long, you most likely have a memory limit on your server. Here is another method to try.
STEP 1 - Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
STEP 2 - Go to Tools > Import.
STEP 3 - Click "Install Now" or "Run Importer" (if already installed) button under WordPress (bottom of the list).
STEP 4 - Upload the demo content .xml using the form provided on that page. The .xml file can be found in "inc/demo/content.xml" of the Theme folder. Click "Upload file and import". Do not interrupt/cancel the import process!
STEP 5 - You will be asked to map the authors in this export file to users on the blog. For each author, you may choose to map to an existing user on the blog or to create a new user.
STEP 5 - You will then have the choice to import attachments, so click on the "Download and import file attachments" box.
STEP 5 - If the import does not fully complete, repeat these steps again as many times as necessary until you receive the Success message.
There is the last step – setting up the menu.
Step 1– Go Appearance -> Menus and create your menu:
Step 2– Check Primary Menu and Save it.
Now the theme is installed and looks same as on demo.
Active theme > Change button is used when you need to change or update your Theme:
In General options there is an option - Import Demo Data - which was already used when uploading the Theme:
In Header options logotype can be changed. You can also add or switch off preloader here:
In Footer options you can add social links, copyright information and change logo text:
If you would like to add back to top option to the page choose the following button:
If you choose Onepage option, all the pages will be displayed on the screen as a one page. You will have to sort the order in which these pages should be generated:
All the images which are supposed to have Parallax effect should be added in Image Parallax Options:
Blog and Post pages include sidebar, which can be added or removed in Blog options:
Site title and tagline should be written in Site identity option. Site icon can be uploaded here as well:
Background and header text color can be changed here:
An image of the header can be uploaded with the help of "Add new image" button in Header image option:
Background image of the page can be added in the Background image option:
In Menus options you can change Menu locations and add a new one:
In this option you can edit pages which should be placed in Menu:
Blog and Post pages include sidebar (Widgets), which can be added or removed in Widgets:
Post and Front pages can be changed in Static Front Page option: