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Bao is best WordPress theme for IT Solution & Services, IT Business, IT Consulting, Company, Software, start-up and Services Company related any business website. We looked over the last trends in web-design when creating this theme & The theme comes pre-packed with a drag and drop page builder (Elementor) to ensure you can easily design your website just how you like it.
Purchase Bao theme from ThemeForest then you can download our template package from there. Extract package includes all the files and folders of the theme. When done, you should see bao.zip (zip file name can be changed from version to version).
Once the download is complete, unzip the file and you will see the following packages:
When selecting a hosting service, you should check to see that these server requirements are provided and installed on their web servers:
Theme Installation :
There are 2 ways to install a WordPress theme. Both ways will allow you to easily upload and install the WordPress theme files for a quick and easy setup.
If you are experiencing any issues during the installation I would recommend to check out this Screencast by Envato
The second option how to install this theme would be the upload via FTP manager. It really doesn’t matter which of the two ways you choose, just choose the one you feel more comfortable with.
Known problems when installing the theme
1. The “Broken theme and/or stylesheets missing” error is most common when you install or activate a new theme.
If you get an error saying that the stylesheet is missing, then you have uploaded the wrong folder. Please check that you are uploading the bao.zip within the Theme Files folder. You have to unzip the package file that you download from Themeforest to find this.
Right after the theme is activated, a notification at the top of the screen will suggest continuing with the installation of the plugins recommended for getting the best of your theme. Installing process is very simple, you just need to click Begin installing plugins and you will be redirected to the plugin installation page where you can install Plugins.
Plugins Using in Bao theme
Step 1: Click ‘Begin installing plugins and select the plugins you need to install from the list.
Step 2: Select all plugins then choose Install, Click Apply to install all plugins
Navigate to Appearance->>Import Demo Data >> OneClick Demo
After you import this demo, you will have to setup the theme options separately. See the documentation next step for Bao Options Setting
# Manually Import Bao Options Data
Navigate to Bao Options->>Backup >> then paste your theme options data in the blog & click Import button.
Bao Options data location >> go to download package >> sample >> data folder then open the (options.txt) file any editor. just copy all code and import theme options data.
Set Up Menu
1. Creating your menu
2. Adding pages to your menu
Your custom menu has now been saved.
The Screen Options allow you to choose which items you can use to add to a menu. Certain items, like Posts or Portfolios are hidden by default. The Screen Options are located in the top right corner of your WordPress Dashboard.
Upload Favicon, Logo and Enable/Disable Preloader.
You can upload your logo image in the Bao Options. If the logo is not uploaded, then your site name will be used. Please, follow the steps below to upload your logo:
# Set a page as Home Page
You can quickly build a home page using Elementor for WordPress that is drag and drop frontend and backend page builder plugin that will save you tons of time working on the site content. You will be able to take full control over your WordPress site, build any layout you can imagine – no programming knowledge required
From your Dashboard Admin Navigate to Pages
# How to use Elementor Page Builder
Have you ever used Elementor Page Builder? Please follow that guide first: Elementor Page Builder Guide
Watch video about Elementor
1. Add and modify Row Layout
Step 1 - Go to your page / post, first activate the backend editor and click Edit with Elementor
Step 2 - You will see all element in left sidebar, please choose element that you want to use or you will see button "Add New Section" ,"Add Template" , please click to button to add element.
Step 3 - To change the Row layout ( number of columns ) you need to click button content will display in leftsidebar.
2. Edit Element
Click on the Edit This Element (pencil icon) to Edit the Row element , when you click to button all content will display in left sidebar follow you can change .
3. Remove Element
Trash Box Icon - To Remove Row, Column or Module you need to click the Trash Box icon.
4. Add Element
Trash Box Icon - To Add Row, Column , please click to add icon.
1. Create the blog post
2. Manage current all blog posts
You can see all information of you blog post, add new, edit or delete them.
# Create New Page
Create New Page with Elementor Page Builder
Choose Page Header Layout
Choose Page Footer Layout
# Blog Global Configure
# Create Service Item
Step 1: Go to Service from Dashboard then create content of Service
From your admin Dashboard navigate to: Bao Options > Service Page Settings
# Create Case Study
Step 1: Go to Case Study from Dashboard then create content of Case Study
# Create Team Member
Step 1: Go to Team from Dashboard then create content of Team
From your admin Dashboard navigate to: Bao Options > Team Page Settings
# Create Portfolio
Step 1: Go to Portfolio from Dashboard then create content of Portfolio
From your admin Dashboard navigate to: Bao Options > Portfolio Page Settings
# Create Job List
Step 1: Go to Job List from Dashboard then create content of Job List
# Create Contact Page
1. Create Contact Form.
Make sure you install and active Contact Form 7 plugin to continue reading.
Bao Theme use Customizer provides an ultra-effective and intuitive way to customize theme layout & setting with real-time preview. Bring all of settings to customizer, you do not need to using another theme option anymore. To access Customizer, go to your admin Dashboard Navigate to Admin >> Bao Options
Go to WordPress admin panel and navigate to Bao Options → Typography Settings
Go to WordPress admin panel and navigate to Bao Options → Footer Settings
# How to update Theme
1.Update Theme via WordPress
Updating the theme via WordPress is very similar to the install process via WordPress. Make sure you had backup all of your customization in our theme. Follow the steps below to update your theme via WordPress:
2.Update theme via FTP
Updating the theme via FTP is very similar to the install process via FTP. Follow the steps below to update your theme via FTP:
# How to create Child Theme
What is a Child Theme?
A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes allow you to modify, or add to the functionality of that parent theme. A child theme is the best, safest, and easiest way to modify an existing theme, whether you want to make a few tiny changes or extensive changes. Instead of modifying the theme files directly, you can create a child theme and override within.
Why use a Child Theme?
if you modify an existing theme and it is updated, your changes will be lost. With a child theme, you can update the parent theme (which might be important for security or functionality) and still keep your changes. It’s a great way to get started if you are just learning WordPress theme development.
You need to use a Child Theme only if you are making code customizations.
Thanks for reading!