Structure

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

  • Wordpress version 5.5.1
  • 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 Dashy Pro 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

Installation

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

How to Install

  • Download the theme file from https://ripplethemes.com/downloads/Dashy-pro/
  • Unzip the downloaded file.
  • You will find the theme inside the Theme Pack Folder. You have to upload the Dashy-pro.zip 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.

License activation

Admin Panel > Appearance > Theme License

To be able to get future theme updates you need to activate the license

Get the license from your theme download mail

License activation steps are explained in following screenshot

One Click Demo

Follow following steps to import demo data from Ripplethemes

    Install and activate two plugin showing in admin theme page

    • Advanced Import
    • Ripple Themes Toolset

Check all the available options inside Appearance > Demo Import

To see demo click on the Preview button

To import click on the import button and it will import all demo data by ripple themes.

Only import if you have not enough blog to setup the theme nicely.

Customization

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.

Dashy Theme options

Slider Settings

Customize > Dashy Theme Option > Slider Posts

You can decide wether to show or hide slider section.

Choose the category of which the posts will shown in slider posts section.
Also can set the no. of post to show.

Choose one slider mode

  • Dark Mode
  • Light Mode

Following elements can be toogled to show or hide in slider post content

  • Author
  • Posted Date
  • Read Time
  • Category

Layout Options

Customize > Dashy Theme Option > Layout Options

Three options are available for homepage layout

  • Masonry Layout
  • Grid view
  • List view
  • Also can hide sidebar in homepage

Four option for achive page layout

  • Masonry Layout
  • Grid view
  • List view
  • Also can hide sidebar in archive page

    Option to remove box shadow effects in all pages.

For page sidebar, you can place it either in left or in right side

  • Right Sidebar
  • Left Sidebar
  • Header Options

    Customize > Dashy Theme Option > Header Options

    Hide or show following elements in Header

    • Search Button
    • Canvas Slider Button

    Can make header sticky(header remains always at the top)

    Category section Options

    Customize > Dashy Theme Option > Category section Options

    You can decide wether to show or hide Category section.

    Choose three categories and their corresponding images to show in category section.

    Social

    Customize > Dashy Theme Option > Social

    Give social links here

    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Youtube

    If any field is empty then icons of that social site will not be shown in header and footer section.

    Post Settings

    Customize > Dashy Theme Option > Post Settings

    Following elements can be either shown or hidden in any post listing page

    • Author
    • Posted Date
    • Read Time
    • Category

    Can also set the custom text for "Read More"

    Breadcrumbs

    Customize > Dashy Theme Option > Breadcrumbs

    Just decide to show or hide Breadcrumbs in non home page

    Canvas Sidebar

    Customize > Dashy Theme Option > Canvas Sidebar

    In this "About Me" like section just give following information of Author

    • Author Name
    • Author Description
    • Choose Author Profile Image
    • Social site link of Author(Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

    Footer Options

    Customize > Dashy Theme Option > Footer Options

    Add your widgets in widgets area: Footer1, Footer2, Footer3, Footer4

    Custom text options for Copyright text and Powered By text in footer section

    Single Page Setting

    Customize > Dashy Theme Option > Single Page Setting

    Here also following elements can be either shown or hidden in single page(post)

    • Related Posts
    • Next/Previous Post Link
    • Author Info

    Can also set the custom text for "Related Posts"

    Color Options

    Customize > Dashy Theme Option > Color Options

    Available Color Options

    • Primary Color(default black)
    • Secondary Color- Hover Color
    • Heading Color
    • Navigation text color
    • Search and Hamburger Icon color in Header
    • Active menu / hover color in Header(menu)
    • Navigation Background Color in Header
    • Header Social icons/subscribe button Color in Header
    • Menu Color in Footer
    • Copyright text Color in Footer
    • Copyright anchor text Color in Footer
    • Social share icons text Color

    Menu typography Options

    Customize > Dashy Theme Option > Menu typography Options

    Give the font url, family name and font size of any google fonts for menu text.

    Paragraph typography Options

    Customize > Dashy Theme Option > Paragraph typography Options

    Give the font url, family name and font size of any google fonts for paragraph text

    Headers(h1-h6) typography Options

    Customize > Dashy Theme Option > Headers(h1-h6) typography Options

    Give the font url, family name and font size of any google fonts for all header text

    News Site

    Customize > Site Type

    Choose Site Type as News

    Add Wigets with prefix News in Widgets area:

  • News Featured Widgets Area(News Featured Widget)
  • News Widgets Area
  • News Site

    Customize > Site Type

    Choose Site Type as News

    Add Wigets with prefix News in Widgets area:

  • News Featured Widgets Area(News Featured Widget)
  • News Widgets Area
  • Education Site

    Customize > Site Type

    Choose Site Type as Education

    Add Wigets with prefix Education in Widgets area:

  • Education Featured Widgets Area(Education Widget Design 1)
  • Education Widgets Area
  • Portfolio Site

    Customize > Site Type

    Choose Site Type as Portfolio

    Add Wigets with prefix Portfolio in Widgets area:

  • Portfolio Featured Widgets Area(Portfolio Author Widget)
  • Widgets

    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 appropriate of the widgets in following widgets area: