If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of the following Striker Theme Instructions, please feel free to post support question on the Striker Theme support forum.

Table of Contents

1. Installation
2. Custom Menu
3. Customizing sidebar with widgets
4. Custom Header
5. Homepage Layout
6. Set Up Homepage Slider
7. Additional Layouts
8. Customizer Options
9. Recommended Image Sizes

1) Installation

a) Through Dashboard

Log in to the WordPress Dashboard.
Go to Appearance->Themes.
Click on Install Themes.
Click on Upload
Browse the zip file of Striker
Then Click on Install Now to install the theme.

b) Manual Installation using FTP

Download the Striker theme from WordPress.org
Unzip striker.zip to your Desktop.
Using an FTP client to access your host web server. Go to /wp-content/themes/
Upload Striker theme to /wp-content/themes/.
Go to Appearance->Themes and activate Striker theme from Dashboard.

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2) Custom Menus

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

Go to Appearance->Menus.
Give your menu a name and build as you require.
You can add pages, categories or custom URL’s.
Now simply select the theme location(Primary Menu in our case) for your newly created menus using a widget on the left. Afterwards, click Save.
See Menu Help for more information.

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3) Customizing sidebar with widgets

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

Go to Appearance > Widgets.
You can drag and drop widgets in each of the positions.
See Widget Help  for more information.
Note: This theme has some extra widget areas in the custom homepage. These can be populated using the same steps as above.

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4) Custom Header

Striker supports Custom Header Feature.

Header Image

Go to Appearance->Header.
Browse image from your computer and upload the image. Look at number 9 for recommended image sizes.
Crop the Image to suit.
Click on Crop and Publish.
Your website’s Header Image is now set.

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5) Homepage Layout

The Homepage layout can be set by making a page and selecting “Custom Home Page” from the Template options.

– The top featured text can be edited in Appearance > Customize.
– The 3 widget boxes can be populated as detailed in widgets instructions.
– Homepage slider instructions are below.

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6) Set Up Homepage Slider

A post category called “Featured” and with the slug “featured” will have to be added to your post categories. The slider will pick up the latest 3 posts from this category and the image if you have set a featured image. Look at number 9 for recommended image sizes.

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7) Additional Layouts

As well as the Homepage Layout detailed above and the default right sidebar layout you also have the option to use a full width page layout:

A full-width layout can be set by making or editing a page and selecting “Full Width” from the Template options.

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8) Customizer options

You can set various options through the wordpress admin customizer options. Appearance > Customize

Logo Upload
– Drop a file into the box or click “select a file” and browse to the image want to use as your logo. A preview of your logo will appear on the web page. Click save when happy.
Top Feature text area
– Enter your featured text here. This will display directly below the homepage slider
Color Options
– Color Scheme option allows you to pick from 4 color layouts
Social Media
– Enter your social media links here and they will display at the top right of your website.

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9) Recommended Image Sizes

Logo = 300px width 80px height
Slider images = at least 1050px width and 250px height.
Header = same as slider images

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

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