Thank you for purchasing Sparky WP theme.
We have spent a very long time to make this theme possible, but we will keep going to improve it even more.
Before getting started, please check our documentation for theme setup and usage.
Versions 1.x.x by WPPIE

Installation

First of all, you will need a working WordPress installation. To install WordPress CMS, please see the WordPress Codex.

If you are new to WordPress these links can help later on the road:

Theme Installation via WordPress

This installation is easiest and recommended way to install Sparky WP theme. Follow these steps below:

  • Step 1 - Log in to your WordPress Installation
  • Step 2 - Navigate to Appearance > Themes
  • Step 3 - Click on Add New or Add New Theme
  • Step 4 - Click on Upload Theme
  • Step 5 - Click on Choose File, select "Sparky WP.zip" and click Install Now
  • Step 6 - When upload is finished, click on Sparky WP theme to Activate
  • Theme Installation via FTP

    If you want to upload Sparky WP theme through FTP client then Follow these steps below:

  • Step 1 - Log in to your hosting server via FTP client (like FileZilla)
  • Step 2 - Navigate to the folder /wp-content/themes
  • Step 3 - Upload "Sparky WP.zip" extracted content
  • Step 4 - Log in to your WordPress Installation
  • Step 5 - Navigate to Appearance > Themes
  • Step 6 - Find Sparky WP theme and activate it
  • Plugin Installation

    After theme activation you will see plugin installation notice.

    Plugins provide major functionality to our themes, therefore it is important to install and activate them.

  • Step 1 - Click on Begin installing plugin or navigate to Appearance > Install Plugins
  • Step 2 - Install plugins (WooCommerce and Revolution Slider are optional)
  • Step 3 - After Unyson plugin installation you will be redirected to extension installation
  • Step 4 - Click on Yes, Install these extensions (this is very important)
  • Content Installation

    There are multiple ways to set up your website content for this theme.
    If you already have a content in your website and you want to keep it, then you need to use Basic Content setup, otherwise you should try Demo Content installation. Our theme includes One-Click demo importer, therefore it is very easy to install demo content.
    Follow these sections below to import demo content.

    Demo Content (method one - replaces content)

    This is optional step but it will help you to set up your website much faster.
    Our theme includes One-Click demo importer, therefore it is very easy to set up demo content.
    Follow these steps below to import demo content:

  • Step 1 - Navigate to Theme Options > Demo Importer
  • Step 2 - Choose demo content you want to import
  • Step 3 - Click on Import button
  • Step 4 - Wait till process finishes and enjoy
  • Notice: All content will be replaced with demo content, therefore you should make a backup for your database.

    Notice: If you want to include plugin content for Revolution Slider and other plugins, make sure to install/activate them before demo content installation.

    Demo Content (method two - doesn't replace content)

    Similar to the first demo content installation method, but it doesn't replace your website content and installation have less server side requirements.
    This is a new demo content installation method, therefore content could look little different than in our showcase pages.
    Follow these steps below to import demo content:

  • Step 1 - Navigate to Appearance > Import Demo Data
  • Step 2 - Choose demo content you want to import, You can find 'sample-content.xml' file in full package.
  • Step 3 - Click on Install button
  • Step 4 - Wait till process finishes and enjoy
  • Notice: If you want to include plugin content for Revolution Slider and other plugins, make sure to install/activate them before demo content installation.

    Basic Content

    If you don't want to install a demo content, you need to follow these basic steps.

  • Step 1 - Log in to your WordPress Installation
  • Step 2 - Navigate to Settings > Reading
  • Step 3 - Select A Static Page
  • Step 4 - Assign Front page and Posts page to appropriate pages you will use
  • Site Navigation

    Site navigation is very important part of every website. Follow these steps below to set up your navigation.

  • Step 1 - Go to Appearance > Menus
  • Step 2 - Type your "Menu Name" and click Create Menu
  • If you imported data: ( just set the menu that is created for you after the import )
  • Step 3 - Assign it to Header Menu and click Save Menu

  • Step 3 - When menu items are ready, click Save Menu
  • Creating Pages

    There are two ways of creating pages and posts content:

  • Standard Editor - Create your content directly in content editor.
  • Page Builder Visual Composer - This is an advanced option where you can build unique page structure with built-in elements easily.
  • Page Settings

    Below the content editor we have added more page settings for you to easily change page layout,

    Creating Layouts

    Follow these steps to place an element on page.

  • Step 1 - Log in to your WordPress Installation
  • Step 2 - Navigate to Pages > Add New
  • Step 3 - Click on + sign of Visual Composer to select the element of Blog
  • Step 4 (optional) - Click Custom Made tab on the top in the dialog box appeared.
  • Step 5- Click To Blog Grid elements and modify settings as you like
  • Creating Blog Posts

    Follow these steps to create a blog posts.

  • Step 1 - Log in to your WordPress Installation
  • Step 2 - Navigate to Posts > Add New
  • Step 3 - Add your post content and save it
  • Creating Blog Posts Formats

    In the blog posts add/edit page (on the right side of the window) you can choose multiple post formats which will change the post layout.

  • Standard - add a single image
  • Creating Contact Forms

    Sparky WP theme supports Contact Form 7 for all your contact form needs, so if our built-in contact form doesn't suite your needs you can use Contact Form 7 plugin with all it's extensions.

    Using Contact Form 7

    1. Contact Form

    <div class="row">
    <div class="col-md-6 col-sm-6 col-lg-6">
    <label>Name</label>[text* text-143 class:brd-rd5 placeholder "Enter your Name"]
    </div>
    <div class="col-md-6 col-sm-6 col-lg-6">
    <label>Email</label>[email* email-418 class:brd-rd5 placeholder "Enter your Email Address"]
    </div>
    <div class="col-md-6 col-sm-6 col-lg-6">
    <label>Contact</label>[tel tel-467 class:brd-rd5 placeholder "Enter your Contact Number"]
    </div>
    <div class="col-md-6 col-sm-6 col-lg-6">
    <label>Subject</label>[text text-143565 class:brd-rd5 placeholder "Write your Subject"]
    </div>
    <div class="col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-lg-12">
    <label>Message</label>[textarea textarea-11 class:brd-rd5 placeholder "Write your Message"]
    </div>
    <div class="col-md-12 col-sm-12 col-lg-12">
    [submit class:theme-btn class:brd-rd5 "Get Contact"]
    </div>
    </div>

    Sidebars & Widgets

    Sparky WP theme has three predefined widget locations where you can place your widgets.
    To access widgets go to Appearance > Widgets. There you can add widgets by clicking on them and choosing the right location.

    You can create multiple sidebars from Dashboard > Theme Options > Sidebars
    Create any sidebar, add widgets in it from Appearance > Widgets and set it with pages (visual composer - widgetized sidebar) or with posts layout by selected sidebar layout left, right.

    Theme Options

    Sparky WP theme has some very powerful theme settings where you can change header, footer, , fonts and other settings.
    To access theme options go to Appearance > Theme Options. There you will see tabbed navigation where you can switch between sections and explore options.

    Slider Revolution

    As a bonus feature we have included powerful plugin "Slider Revolution" with all it's powerful features.
    Setup is simple and covered with nice documentation (available in the link below). When your slides will be ready you can show them by using "Revolution Slider" visual composer element.

    We have given the demo slider with dummy images inside the package you download from themeforest.

    Theme Update

    Updating the theme is very important, because with every new version there are new features or bug fixes, which improves theme using experience.
    Follow these steps below to update this theme.

  • Step 1 - Log in to your WordPress Installation
  • Step 2 - Navigate to Appearance > Themes
  • Step 3 - Deactivate Sparky WP theme by activating any other theme
  • Step 4 - Hover Sparky WP theme with mouse and click Theme Details
  • Step 5 - Click on Delete button. Don't worry, your content will not be lost, because the theme doesn't store any data.
  • Step 6 - Click on Add New or Add New Theme
  • Step 7 - Click on Upload Theme
  • Step 8 - Click on Choose File, select "Sparky WP.zip" and click Install Now
  • Step 9 - When upload is finished, Click on Activate
  • Child Theme

    Sparky WP theme includes a Child Theme which is meant for custom modification.
    If you need it, you can install "Sparky WP_Child.zip" in the same way as a regular WordPress theme.

    What is a Child Theme?

    A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality and styling of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes are the recommended way of modifying an existing theme.

    Why use a Child Theme?

    If you modify a theme directly and it is updated, then your modifications may be lost. By using a child theme you will ensure that your modifications are preserved.

    Helpful links

    Translation

    Sparky WP theme is translation ready. We have included English translation files (.po and .mo), which are stored inside languages folder (inside the theme).

  • Step 1 - Find the languages files
  • Step 2 - Duplicate the en_EN.po file and rename it to your language
  • Step 3 - Download and install Poedit (http://poedit.net/)
  • Step 4 - Edit the new .po file using Poedit
  • Step 5 - Save it
  • Step 6 - Go to Settings > General and change your WordPress language
  • Performance

    We have collected some of the best tips to get the best performance by using WordPress in general.

    Minify JavaScript and CSS Files

    To reduce the number of requests to your server, we recommend using file minify plugin, which allows you to combine and minify your CSS and JS files, thereby improving page load time.

    Cache Static Pages

    If your website have multiple static pages, where information is not being updated too often, you can use some caching plugins. They create, generate and save static files of your website, therefore making page loading much quicker.

    Clear Post Revisions

    When making changes to WordPress posts or pages, each change is being saved to database as new version, therefore after multiple post and page changes, the database can become a little slower. To avoid the slowness, we recommend (after time to time) removing older post and page versions after creating backups of them.

    Support

    If you have any additional questions, which aren't covered in our documentation, feel free to post them in our Support Forum.

    Theme Support Includes

  • Providing regular updates
  • Answering to issues and questions about our theme and its features
  • Fixing the reported bugs and issues
  • Theme Support Does Not Includes

  • 3rd party software and plugin support not already included in our theme
  • Your website customization service
  • Sources and credits

    Below there are multiple plugin and font links which are included in our theme.

    WordPress plugins

    These are the WordPress Plugins required or recommended for theme extended functionality:

  • Redux - main framework which powers Sparky WP theme options and shortcodes
  • Slider Revolution - main plugin for stunning slider creation
  • WooCommerce - plugin which powers Sparky WP theme store functionality
  • JS and CSS plugins