We advise you have the following minimum system configuration in your web server .

  • Wordpress version 5.4
  • Requires PHP: 5.2

WordPress Installation

This theme has been developed only for WordPress 4.0 or higher versions. So, you need to install WP before you can use this theme. Please see the CMS installation process. Here you can find the documentation WordPress Codex – Installing WordPress

WordPress theme installation

WordPress theme is a group of files, called template, bundled together that, when activated in CMS, determines the look and basic functions of your site. By using the Skillate theme, you can have your site up and running with a new design – pretty fast.

Installing the WordPress theme is a very easy process. Once you have selected your theme, you can install it on your WordPress website. There are two options to install themes, similar to plugin installation in WordPress:

  • You can add the theme directly from within the WP Admin, using the “Upload Theme” option. From Admin Panel go the following path Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme and select the appropriate zipped theme file, then click Install Now.
  • If your server is not set up properly or you have any problem, you’ll have to extract and then upload the theme manually. Using your favorite FTP client tool upload the theme folder into the folder path /wp-content/themes/ on your server and activate it from the admin panel.

Note: On your WordPress site, the wp-content/themes folder has all your themes. Each theme you install gets its own subfolder. All of the theme’s stylesheets and template files reside inside the theme’s folder.

Helpful Resources

To learn about some important things you should do after installing WordPress,head over to this blog post

some more features by wordpress codex


To get started with adding the Alyssas Blog theme with your WordPress site, you need to follow the below step by step instructions.

How to Install

  • Download the theme file from
  • Unzip the downloaded file.
  • You will find the theme inside the Theme Pack Folder. You have to upload the file to your WordPress installation.

After the successful installation of the theme click on the Activate button and enjoy the theme features. After activating, this theme will be used for the whole site instead of the default WordPress theme.

Essential Plugins and Installation

For using all features of Alyssas Blog, you need to install and activate all required plugins. All essential plugins are included in the Alyssas Blog theme. Just after activating the theme you would see a notification that asks you to install required plugins for this theme.

Essential plugins are the following:

  • Everest Forms
  • Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed


Admin Panel > Appearance > Customize

There you find various available Options. After experimenting with all thoes options, you will know how the theme works and can customize the website as you like.

Site Identity

Customize > Site Identity

You will get the options to manage Site title, Tagline, and Logo.
Use the available options to customize the Logo, Site title, and Tagline.

Alyssas Theme options

Main Post Setting

Customize > Alyssas Theme Option > Main post setting

You can choose the category to show in Main posts section.
Also can set the no. of post and excerpt length of the post.

Single page setting

Customize > Alyssas Theme Option > Single page setting

You can choose weither to show Related Posts right after the Single post Content
Can also set the custom text for "Realated Posts"

Post Settings

Customize > Alyssas Theme Option > Post Settings

You can decide to show or hide

  • Date
  • Category
  • Comment links
  • Posted By

Can also set the custom text for "Read More"

Sidebar option

Customize > Alyssas Theme Option > Sidebar option

You can choose sidebar placement(Rightside or in Leftside).

Breadcrumb Options

Customize > Alyssas Theme Option > Breadcrumb Options

You can also show or hide Breadcrumbs in pages/posts.

Footer Options

Customize > Alyssas Theme Option > Footer Options

You can repalce "Copyright" and "Poweredby" text by your own text in footer section.


Admin Panel > Appearance > Customize

Widgets lets you add and update some extra feature on your site like pages, text, images etc.
You can drag and drop any features in any of the following widgets

  • Footer 1
  • Footer 2
  • Footer 3
  • Insta Feeds
  • Profile Widgets