Striker Pro Documentation

Greetings! Bellow you will find complete documentation for Striker Pro.

General Information - Top

First of all, we want to say thank you! We're very grateful that you have chosen our theme for your website. We will do everything we can to provide you the best support possible. Feel free ask us if you need more help.

Activate Automatic Upgrades - Top

Pro Version Only

We have included automatic upgrades for this theme but before you can take advantage of this one-click upgrade facility you must first activate your licence.

  1. Select and activate Striker Pro from the themes screen.
  2. Navigate to Appearance -> Theme Licence
  3. Paste in your licence key in the the field provided and Save changes
  4. Click Activate Licence Button
  5. Once activated you should see the licence details
  6. Congratulations, your theme licence is now activated and you will recieve notices of any theme updates in the WordPress Admin panel.

FAQ - Top

Below are some of our more common support questions.

Is there a way I can add my own CSS touches?
Definitely! We have included a "Custom CSS" textarea admin page. You can find this page here: "Appearance/Custom CSS". Add styles here to override any of the default styles.
General runthrough of Custom CSS Pro Version Only
Can I use my own exact color instead of one of the color schemes?
You sure can! If you access the "Apprearance/Customizer" then navigate to Site Settings/Colors you will be able to select the exact color you need. Pro Version Only

Sources and Credits - Top

This theme takes advantage of these generous tools:

Getting Started - Top

In this section we will go over the process of setting up WordPress environment, next I will show you how to install and activate your brand new theme. Finally you will learn how to setup all of the key features of strikerpro theme.

Preparing Wordpress - Top

If you already have WordPress installed on your server just skip to the next section. If you haven't yet installed WordPress on your server, here you will find a complete guide on this topic. Just follow the steps and you will be ready in no time with a WordPress website.

Installation and Theme Activation - Top

Each WordPress Theme can be installed in two ways: via ftp client or through the admin panel:

Installing Theme via WordPress Admin Panel (recommended):
  1. open the wp-admin panel (navigate through web browser to the folder where you have installed the WordPress e.g www.your_domain.com/wp-admin/),
  2. login to your wp-admin panel, then from the main menu sidebar, choose 'Appearance -> Themes',
  3. at the top click 'Install Themes' tab,
  4. under the header click the 'Upload' link,
  5. you will be redirected to upload form, click the 'choose file' button and navigate to and select the strikerpro.zip file you downloaded from us then click 'open',
  6. once the theme is done uploading it will automatically install,
  7. after the installation you will be able to activate the theme to do this click the "blue" activation link.
Installing WordPress Theme via FTP client:
  1. unzip the 'strikerpro.zip'
  2. connect to your server,
  3. navigate to the folder where your WordPress is installed,
  4. drill down to /wp-content/themes/,
  5. upload the 'strikerpro' unzipped folder into the 'themes' directory (the path will look like this: wp-content/themes/strikerpro),
  6. On your web browser navigate to your wordpress installed website admin section e.g www.your_domain.com/wp-admin
  7. login to your wp-admin panel, then from the main menu sidebar, choose 'Appearance -> Themes',
  8. find the 'strikerpro' theme and click the 'Activate' button next to it.
  9. You have now installed and activated Striker Pro theme!

Striker Pro supports custom menu and you can set it by using the following steps.

  1. Go to Appearance->Menus.
  2. If you have no menu's created you will see the following sentence "Edit your menu below, or create a new menu.". Use that link to create your menu.
  3. Give your menu a suitable name and click the "Create menu" button.
  4. Within the "Edit Menus" tab you have the tools to build your menu. Be sure the menu name is the one you just created.
  5. Start adding pages, links and categories from the left panel by selecting the checkboxes and clicking the "Add to menu" button.
  6. Once you have some menu items added you can click+hold on a menu item and drag it into the position you want it to appear.
  7. Once your happy with the menu items and their position, click the "save menu" button and view the results on the front-end of the site.

Video Tutorial - Create Custom Menus

Setup strikerpro like the demo - Top

Pro Version Only

If you want to setup your theme to look like the Striker Pro demo from TemplateExpress please follow this guide, it should take up to 5 minutes.

  1. In your sites Admin section, navigate to 'Tools -> Import' and select Wordpress from the list of links.
  2. You may have to install the Wordpress Importer if you've not used this function before. If so click the Blue 'Install Now' button and follow the instructions
  3. Once you have the Wordpress Importer working you will see an upload tool. We have included an xml file inside the strikerpro.zip file.
  4. upload the file in the following folder: strikerpro/demo_content from the unzipped strikerpro.zip file.
  5. Answer following questions as required. Be sure to check the Import Attachments checkbox to ensure you see the demo images.

Customizing Sidebar & Footer with widgets - Top

After installing the theme, your sidebars will be empty or have default widgets. These can be populated using the following steps:

  1. From main Admin Dashboard go to Appearance -> Widgets.
  2. You can drag and drop widgets into the relevent Widget containers.
  3. You can change position of each widget by clicking and holding on the widget title then drag it into position.
  4. Striker Pro includes some extra widget areas in the footer and the left-sidebar templates. These can be populated using the same steps as above.

Video Tutorial - Adding some widgets

Recommended Image Sizes - Top

Here we suggest image dimensions to make your experience with Striker Pro great!

These are just recommendations and there is some flexibility with sizes.

Custom Site Settings - Top


Change Site Title & Tagline

  1. Navigate to Appearance -> Customize
  2. Expand "Site Title & Tagline"
  3. Change the text for Site Title or Tagline or even hide the both
  4. Press "Save and Publish"

Upload Logo & Favicons

Striker Pro gives you the ability to upload custom logo, retina version, Favicon and Apple App Icon.

  1. Navigate to Appearance -> Customize
  2. Expand "Logo" section
  3. Upload the images to the relevent fields (consult reccomended sizes)
  4. Press "Save and Publish"

Custom Header Image

Striker Pro gives you the ability to upload a header image that will display throughout the site.

  1. Navigate to Appearance -> Customize
  2. Expand "Header Image"
  3. click "Add New Image" and upload an image (consult reccomended sizes)
  4. Press "Save and Publish"

Background Image

Striker Pro has the option for you to add a background image. You could use a texture or a fullsize photo.

  1. Navigate to Appearance -> Customize
  2. Expand "Background Image"
  3. click "Select Image" and upload an image
  4. There are further options for titling the image and positioning it.
  5. Press "Save and Publish"

Add Social Media account links to header

More Options in Pro Version

We have loads of social media accounts you can add to the header as small icon links.

  1. Navigate to Appearance -> Customize
  2. Expand "Social Media Settings"
  3. Add the full url into the desired social media account. e.g. https://twitter.com/templateexpress
  4. Press "Save and Publish"

Pick a pre-built color scheme

More Options in Pro Version

With Striker Pro we have included several pre-build styles to pick from.

  1. Navigate to Appearance -> Customize
  2. Expand "Site Settings" Panel
  3. Expand "Color Scheme"
  4. Select one of the pre-built color schemes (default = red).
  5. Press "Save and Publish"

Custom Homepage Settings - Top

There are lots of options within this section for you to create a personal homepage. Control layout, hide and show elements add a slider and much more...

Setup Homepage


Setup Custom Homepage

  1. Create new page or use existing page
  2. Select "Custom Homepage" from the Template dropdown option Custom Homepage Setup
  3. Save page
  4. Go to "Settings -> Reading"
  5. In the Front page displays section mark the "Static page" button and select your page from the Front page dropdown. Custom Homepage Setup
  6. Save and check the homepage on the live site and you should see the custom homepage template in action.

Feature Text Area

On the custom homepage you may want to draw attention to campaign or particular page. This is what the "Featured Promo Bar" is perfect for. Add some text and a link, simple!

  1. Navigate to Appearance -> Customize
  2. Expand "Featured Text Area" section
  3. Add relevent text to the fields
  4. Make sure the URL is the full http path.
  5. Press "Save and Publish"

Creating a Contact Page - Top

Pro Version only

Striker Pro includes a Contact Page Template If you need a simple contact form on your site.

  1. Create new page or use existing page
  2. Select "Contact Page" from the Template dropdown option
  3. This will now display a page with a contact form displayed below page content.
  4. The contact form will send forms to the email address set in Settings -> General
image showing email address set in Settings/General




Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this theme. As we said at the beginning, we are glad to help you if you have any questions relating this theme. No guarantees, but we'll do our best to assist. If you have any suggestions on how to improve our themes or documentation please share them!

Note: we will be improving and adding to the premium version more often than the free version.

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