Kaira Documentation

Kaira is a free WordPress theme designed and developed by ThemeThread. Kaira is a minimalistic blogging theme focussed on low volume based blogs or websites. Though minimal, Kaira provides many theme options and can be proper theme to start your blogging journey.  

This documentation intends user to provide proper guidance on installation and using different functionalities of the theme. We have tried to keep this documentation as short and simple as possible.

Download Kaira sample content XML file

Getting Started:

Before getting started, be sure about the compatibility of the theme with your current WordPress version. Kaira is compatible with WordPress version 4.7 or higher. So, it is advised to use latest version of WordPress for best experience, added features, and updated security patches.

If you haven’t installed WordPress, you can download it for free from http://wordpress.org/download and have latest WordPress repository.

Check and update WordPress version:

In order to check the current version of WordPress, we first need to

  • Login to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Goto Dashboard and Click on Updates

Wait till you have successfully updated WordPress.

Next, we will be now going through installing Kaira into your WordPress.

Download Kaira.zip from http://wordpress.org/themes/Kaira and place it somewhere accessible in your PC

Installation and Activation of the Kaira.

WordPress allows installation of theme via

  1. i) WordPress
  2. ii) FTP or cPanel

 Installation via WordPress

First login to WordPress Admin Panel and follow these steps

  • Goto Appearance->Themes
  • Click on Add New button
  • Click on Upload Theme
  • Browse for the stacked.zip and upload it
  • Click Install Now

Installation via FTP Client or cPanel

You can also install Kaira theme via searching in WordPress and installing it.

Installation via FTP, cPanel

  • Unzip “stacked.zip” file on your computer.
  • Login using FTP client to access your host web server.
  • Locate the wp-content folder in your WordPress install files.
  • Upload the un-zipped stacked.zip folder into the: wp-content/themes folder.

If you want to know more about this topic you can visit : https://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes#Adding_New_Themes

Activate the Theme

  • Goto Appearance->Themes and find the recently uploaded Kaira Theme.
  • Hover around the theme thumbnail and Click on Activate button to activate the theme.

Kaira is now activated as current theme and can be customized as user wants.

Import the Demo Content

To import from a WordPress export file into your blog follow these steps.

  • Log into your site as an administrator.
  • Make sure you activated your new theme before proceeding.
  • Go to Tools -> Import
  • Choose “WordPress” from the list.
  • Upload the demo content .xml using the form provided on that page.
  • 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.
  • You will then have the choice to import attachments, so click on the “Download and import file attachments” box.
  • Please be patient while WordPress imports all the content. Posts, Pages, Projects, and Menus are imported. You will need assign the menu a theme location & you’ll need to configure widgets. This is a limitation of WordPress’ import system.
  • Enjoy!

Customizer

Customizer is a feature provided by WordPress to allow users to change the outlook of the theme. To access customizer,  you need to access WordPress Dashboard and goto Appearance and Customize. You will get the customizer panel alongside the homepage view of the theme.

Colors

One of the basic functionalities of WordPress Customizer which is basically used to change background color and header color of site. However, in Kaira, users are given options to change the color of title link, navigation menu and category link.

You can change your Site Color by following these steps.

  • Click on Colors section of Customizer.
  • Change Header Color, Background Color, Nav Menu Link Color, Button Color, Category Link Color.
  • Once you are done, Click on Save and Publish button.

Theme Options:

Theme Options is the custom panel given by this theme to its user. It comprises different sections in order to customize theme.

Sections in this panel are listed as:

  • Custom Fonts

      Kaira allows to change its header and body  typography. User can choose their own header fonts and body fonts from five available fonts. To choose your own header font you need to follow these steps:

    • Click on Header Fonts section of Theme Options Panel.
    • Choose the suitable header fonts from the options.
    • Click on Save and Publish button to save your changes.

               To choose your own header font you need to follow these steps:

    • Click on Body Fonts section of Theme Options Panel.
    • Choose the suitable body fonts from the options
    • Click on Save and Publish button to save your changes.
  • Pagination Type

      Kaira also provides custom pagination options. User can choose either ‘Next/Previous’ or ‘Numbered (1/2/3/4……)’. To choose pagination options you can follow these steps:

    • Click on Pagination Options section of Theme Options Panel.

    • Choose the pagination type .
    • Click on Save and Publish button to save your changes.

  • Featured Content Blocks

       This theme also provide a section to display the featured content according to chosen tags. To enable and display featured content you can follow these simple steps:

    • Click on Featured Content Blocks.
    • Enable Featured Content.
    • Give Featured Content its title and choose your desired tags  
    • Click on Save and Publish button to save your changes.
  • Related Content Blocks

      This theme also has a section to display the related content. Related content is displayed only in single post and are selected according to the single post category. To enable and display related content you can follow these steps:

    • Click on Related Content Blocks.
    • Enable Related Content.
    • Give Related Content its title (if you want to).  
    • Click on Save and Publish button to save your changes.
  • Slider

Slider is another feature given in the customizer by this theme. Slider images are chosen according to the tags. To enable and slider you can follow these steps:

      • Create a Page and select ‘Template-FrontPage’ from the Page Template drop down.
      • Go to Settings -> Reading and Choose that page you created as FrontPage

     

      • Enable Slider from Customizer -> Theme Options->Slider.
      • Choose your desired tags  
      • Click on Save and Publish button to save your changes.  

     

 

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