General

Getting Started with Flothemes

The following article explains what is required when getting started with Flothemes. You need the following elements, hosting, a domain and WordPress.org.

A Quick Guide to SEO

With so much talk about SEO we wanted to make that you are guaranteed the basics for your site. The following article will cover some key points and tips on how to optimize your site & blogs SEO, including optimizing your written and content, images, and using plug-ins to aid in the process, with relevant […]

Creating a Homepage

The following tutorial explains how to use templates to create a home page, and how to select your home page. Next Step – Creating Listing Pages (Blog, Portfolio & Video).

Adding Blog Posts

Now that you’ve created your blog page, its time to start adding your blog posts. If you’ve used WordPress previously the process is the same as always. Its highly recommended that you refer to the WordPress codex section for more details on adding blog posts and the various items available.

Adding Menu to Your Site

After the menu is created (see Creating a custom menu ) you need to activate that menu for one of the available locations.  Usually most of our themes have just one menu location available – ‘Main menu’. Go to Appearance -> Menu. Scroll to the bottom of the menu editor window. In the section titled Theme […]

Adding Video Embeds

With WordPress there are multiple ways to add video to your site. If your theme does not have a standard video type, you can use one of the the following 3 options to add videos to your site: Flothemes Responsive Video Shortcode WordPress’s Video Embed Feature Embed Responsively

Backing Up Your WordPress Site

The most important back up is the one you didn’t do. Your online presence is so important nowadays that ignoring to back up your site can cause you financial loss with the downtime of our site. We recommend 3 back up plugins that could save you time and money long term. 1.BackupBuddy BackupBuddy gives you multiple […]

Changing Permalinks

Occasionally, when setting pages on your site and something goes wrong we tend to DELETE a page and just start all over. While this is a good solution, this may have a few unexpected outcomes. 1. This will affect your permalink structure. Usually you will see a -2 or -3 at the end of your […]

Contact Form Issues and Solutions

There are some users that have issues with the contact form emails, this is not uncommon as there are many factors that can cause issues with sending mails from your site. The following article we cover the main reasons why your contact form may not be working and possible solutions. There may be more reasons […]

Creating your Menu

The following tutorials will explain how to create and add a menu to your site. We explain in a step by step guide how to create a menu, creating non-clickable menu items, and also using external links.

Custom Posts Order

A very common question is how to change order of your blog posts or galleries in the listing page. By default the posts are ordered by date. And it is time consuming and frustrating to change the order by editing the post date. Fortunately there is a solution for that.  We can use the Simple Custom Post […]

Difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org

WordPress.com and WordPress.org can be a confusing topic for those just starting with WordPress. The following article explains what WordPress is and the difference between the two, pros and cons and why we use WordPress.org. Flothemes can only be used on WordPress.org as it is a premium theme. WordPress is a publishing platform or content […]

Flo Forms - Custom Contact Form

For Flothemes users we have created a custom contact form, thats drag and drop, and super simple to use. We wanted to develop a contact form offering of our own, to help prevent issues with email sending issues that other contact forms have had. Flo Forms aims to solve this issue. We’ve also added a […]

Flo Shortcodes

Need a way to build your pages more creatively? Flo Shortcodes is a powerful plugin that will give you greater flexibility with your theme, it gives your various options including adding short-code for post types (blog, galleries and videos if available), image and text, columns, team member, box, alerts, buttons, tabs, toggles, and responsive video. […]

Flothemes Image Sizes

What are the best size images for your Flothemes? When uploading images to the web there are a number of things to take into consideration, such as what is the image being used for, how large should the file be, and what type of image should be used for different items on your site. Remember […]

Flothemes Plugins

With Flothemes we’re aiming to provide you with a suite of services and options for your new site. The following article gives a quick overview of the plugins we have created to use along with your Flothemes site. You can view and download Flothemes plugins here.

Flothemes Purchase Key

The following article shows you were to get your purchase key for your Flotheme updates. Go to your Flothemes account and login. Here you will have the My Accounts, My Downloads, Orders and Log Out. Select the Orders tab, and then you will be displayed with your orders, and details on each. The purchase key is the order […]

Full Screen Images for Web and Where You've Went Wrong

A common daily question we receive is about full screen image sizes. The following article aims to cover some details on “full screen” image sizing, why full screen is not correct for the web, and how using standard ratio images won’t work for Full Size slideshows. Before we get started, this is general guidelines, we can’t […]

How to Update Themes

You have your new theme, and now you want to update it, the following tutorial explains how to update your Flothemes site. NOTE! You’ll see a message that warns you that you’ll loose the customizations made to the theme. Only customizations/changes made to the theme files will be lost, if you are going to customize the […]

Manually updating the theme

We do provide automatic update notifications. But there are situations when the comunication between our server and the users servers fails and there is not update message. In this case you’ll have to update the theme manually. In order to do that you should follow the following steps: 1) Download the latest version from http://flothemes.com/my-account […]

Installing Plugins

The following video tutorial will give a quick overview on how to upload plugins to your WordPress site.

Number of posts per page

Very often you’ll want to change how many posts are showing on your Blog page or any other archive page.  In this case you’ll have to go to WP dashboard and check Settings->Reading and edit ‘Blog pages show at most’ option:

Optimizing your WordPress Site

There are a number of reasons why a site may be slow. The main factors are usually low-cost servers which are often slow, inefficient code as well as large images. These three are the main troublemakers when it comes to your website’s poor performance. In most of the other cases, you can solve the problem […]

Page Templates

With Flothemes you get the possibility to create unique pages with our page building system. You can get an overview of how that works for the new themes below. To learn more about the specific page types per theme, refer to the individual themes documentation.

Recommended Plug-ins

In the following article we share some recommended plugins for different uses on your site.

Remove Footer Copyright

We are often asked how the Flothemes footer copyright can be removed from the themes. None of the themes allow to do that. But there is a plugin that will help you to remove it. All you have to do is to get the Flo Footer Credits plugin and install it. After the plugin is […]

Squarespace to WordPress

The following article explains the process of transferring content from Squarespace to WordPress. If you plan to import your Squarespace content into a self-hosted WordPress site using WordPress Importer, note that your images may not migrate with the rest of your content. Instead, your images may be linked to Squarespace, meaning they won’t appear on your […]

Translate Theme

Each theme contains a ‘languages’ or ‘lang’ folder where you’ll find a .po file. That file contains the strings that can be translated. Firstly you’ll need a tool allowing you to translate .po file into your language. You can use Poedit app, or CodeStyling Localization WordPress Plugin. http://www.poedit.net/ http://www.code-styling.de/english/development/wordpress-plugin-codestyling-localization-en And here is a video that […]

Using Flothemes Mosaics

*Plugin Discontinued* With Flo Mosaics, you can now add unique mosaics to your site, allowing you to also link images to pages etc.

Using Jetpack Widget Visibility

Jetpack for WordPress is a great plug-in, one of its most commonly used featured by Flothemes would be the Widget Visibility module, this allows you to select where your widgets are shown, and where they aren’t shown, great if you want to create unique widget areas for different pages. To use Jetpack you must sign […]

Translating themes using WPML

The following article explains the process of translating your website into multiple languages using the WPML plugin. WPML is one of the most popular translation plugins on the market and our themes are compatible with them. Their official documentation explains how to translate a site with their plugin. However we’ve extended the documentation here to […]