Getting Started with Black Label 4
Welcome to the Getting Started guide for Black Label Theme, please you can take a look at the information below to start using the theme.
This is the version 4 of Black Label which is a major update to version 3. This means that if you are already using version 3 you will encounter some incompatibilities with version 4.
If you update to version 4 you won't loose any data from your site and you can always go back to use version 3, but since version 4 uses a different system of Portfolio and Slider, your old content will not work and you will have to create that content again with the new version.
If you don't want to update, version 3 will still have support from us.
Installing the Theme
So you've purchased our theme and you're ready to get started-- great!
When you purchase a Black Label license from ThemeForest & download the theme package, you will receive a zipped folder titled "themeforest-xxxxxxxx-black-label...". Unzip this first folder.
Within the unzipped theme package, you will find a number of folders such as design, license, etc. There is also 1 additional folder within, titled "Theme".
Inside this folder is the ZIP file with the actual theme, this file is called "black-label.zip".
Important: DO NOT unzip this "black-label.zip" folder! This particular .zip folder should remain zipped.
That's the ZIP file you have to upload to install the theme.
So let's go to your WordPress Admin Panel, and then to Appearance > Themes, then click on "Add new":
Then click on "Upload Theme":
Click "Choose File" > find your zipped "black-label.zip" file > Click the "Install Now" button.
Once the theme is successfully installed on your WordPress, you can "Activate" it:
Please note: If you try installing the entire zipped theme package or another incorrect file, you'll likely receive this error message:
"The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet. Theme install failed."
If you receive this error message, please be sure that you're installing the ZIPPED file titled "black-label.zip".
More info about that error on this link:
The theme includes plugins that you should install and activate to enable certain options.
Note: these screenshot are for demostration purpose, your theme may not need all the plugins in the screenshots. Just follow these steps and the theme will know which plugins to install.
Step 1 Right after installing the Theme you will see these next step:
Begin installing plugins
Step 2 Click like the image to select all plugins in the list:
Then select Install and click
The installation process will begin.
Step 3 Once all plugins are installed click on
Return to Required Plugins Installer:
Step 4 All plugins are installed, now we have to activate them. Like before, select all plugins from the list, and this time click
Step 5 That’s it! Once all plugins are activated you will see this:
Importing Demo Data
Optionally, you may install our demo data, which will populate your site with the pages you see on our live demo. This can give you a head start in setting up your site. Once you get your site setup and get the hang of it, you may delete the unwanted posts or pages as you see fit.
Download the Demo Data here
Then you can install the demo data going to your Admin Panel > Tools > Import > WordPress
All theme’s options are in the WordPress Customizer Appearence > Customize. Here you can select things like the styling colors, change typography and much more.
All color options are in Appearence > Customize > Colors. Select the color you want and then click on “Save & Publish”.
Using a Child Theme has many advantages, for example you can do any modifications you want to the files without loosing them on future updates.
So, if you want to start a Child Theme use this template as starting point: Black Label Child Theme