Express WordPress Theme

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We would like to thank you for purchasing Express! We are sure that you have made an excellent choice in selecting it. You also have agreed that this item is unique among tons of Premium WordPress themes. Before getting started, please make sure that you always check out our Express WordPress Theme documentation files. We offer all kinds of useful information that you need to use for your purchased item. Besides, Knowledgebase, Articles, Forum Search in our Free support center are available for you to fully satisfy your questions. Thank you, we hope yo u enjoy our theme. Express can only be used with WordPress and we assume that you already have WordPress installed and ready to go. If you do not, please follow the below WordPress information section to see our section on WordPress to help you get started.

To install this theme, you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. If you need help installing WordPress, follow the instructions in WordPress Codex. Below are all the useful links for WordPress users:

To use Express, your server must be running WordPress 4.3 or higher, PHP5.5 or higher, and mysql 5 or higher. Below is a list of items you should ensure your host can comply with.


To install Express you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. Make sure your installed Wordpress version is 4.3 or higher. You also need to have PHP 5.5 or higher versions and MySQL 5.0 to function correctly. If you need help installing WordPress, follow the instructions in WordPress Codex

When you purchase Express, you need to download our theme package on from Themeforest.

Extract our full package, then you will see all the files and folders, including 02 .zip files and 03 folders. Below is a full list of everything that is included when you download our theme, along with a short description of each item.

  • - This is the theme file you need to add to install theme
  • - The child theme just for users who want to make code changes
  • Plugins folder - Contains the necessary plugins used for Express theme
    1. - Visual Composer - the most popular page builder for WordPress
    2. - A graphic user interface layer for custom fields
  • Documentation folder - Contains the document providing you with basic guides to use Express theme
  • Sample-Data folder - Contains 01 .xml file and 01 .zip file.
    1. Express.wordpress.xml - Includes all dummy data

Following some steps below, you can completely install Express in few minutes.

1. Are You Sure You Want To Do This?

If you get the “Are You Sure You Want To Do This” message when installing Express via WordPress, it means you have an upload file size limit. Install Express via FTP if this happens, or call your hosting company and ask them to increase the limit.

2. Upload size limit

If you get this message when you install our theme on localhost, here is a solution for you:


  • Import Manual Demo Content: If you choose to import manually some data from other websites, usually you have to import an XML file (called Sample Data and included in our package)
  • Please Note These Important Items about The Demo Content

    Images - Our demo images are not included because they are licensed stock items that are not allowed to be shared. So, they will be modified by placeholders, you need to contact authors to get permission in case you want to use them in your commercial or non-commercial projects.

    This is the second way for you to import our demo content. Continue reading below to learn how to manually import demo content.

    Check The Following Plugins Before Import

    • Visual Composer: The most popular page builder for WordPress

    • Advanced Custom Fields Pro: A graphic user interface layer for custom fields

    • K shortcodes: A plugin which includes all shortcodes for theme which helps you build your own pages

    • K2T Portfolio: A plugin which helps you create portfolio to show your works

    • That are required plugins to use this theme, besides there are some recommended plugins including Contact Form 7, Instagram Feed, WooCommerce and YITH WooCommerce Wishlist

    How to Install Plugins

    Once you activate Express, you will see a notification message to install and activate the required and recommended plugins

    • Step 1: Click to Begin installing plugins

    • Step 2: Select All the plugin >>> Install, then click to Apply

    • Step 3: Click to Activate to enable the plugins you want to use

    Where To Find Demo Files

    But before moving straight to the point, there are some notes worth checking:

    • Make sure you have installed all recommended plugins before importing sample data.
    • In /Sample Data/ folder of our package, you can find 01 .xlm file which are:
      1. Express.wordpress.xml All Data - sample demo data of some pages from our demo.
      2. The import process may take several minutes due to large data and your server capacity. If your server setting "Max Execution Time" is too low, increase it (as your hosting provider). Please do not close the browser until it finishes. If it fails, you can run this process again until seeing the "Success Message".
        Demo Images are not installed due to some copyrighted licenses
      3. If you have to run the process more than once, menu items may be duplicated. Just go to Appearance > Menus and edit/delete Menu items
      4. Feature images are not imported (We use licensed photos on our demo page). Instead you will see placeholder images.

    How To Import XML Files

    To install sample data, please following these steps below:

    • Step 0 - Make sure you have installed Express theme and all required & recommended plugins

    • Step 1 - Go to Tools >>> Import, then click to "Install now" in WordPress and wait until installation is finished

    • Step 2 - After having been completely installed, you continue to click on Run Importer
    • Step 3 - Go ahead and click to "Choose File" button and import Express-wordpress-import.xml file. Don't cancel the importing process
    • Step 4 - When you see the message "All done. Have fun!", you will know that the import process is done. Note: you may need to re-import the second time if the data is large.

    • And now you finished!

    • Step 5 - Done, then you have to set Homepage, Menu, Widgets for your site

    NOTE: You can get the .xml file by going to Tools >> Export >> Choose file and click "Download Export File". In the screenshot above, we have exported all content demo data. Then we got the file named "content-export.xml"

    HOW TO

    This is necessary steps for you to setup your site

    1. How To Add A New Post

    To create a new post, you follow the below steps:

    2. How To Add A Gallery Post

    To create a gallery post, you follow the below steps:

    3. How To Add A Video Post

    To create a video post, you follow the below steps:

    4. How To Add An Audio Post

    To create an audio post, you follow the below steps:

    5. How To Add A Quote Post

    To create an quote post, you follow the below steps:

    1. How To Create A Blog Page with Categories

    2. How To Setup Blog Category Page

    To setup for your blog page, please go to Theme Options and follow the below steps. All the changes that have been made in this 'Blog' section of Theme Options will effect the entire website. That means if you make any adjustments in a certain page, it will overwrite options in Theme Options.

    To create a homepage, please follow the below steps:

    Sample Codes For Homepages

    Here we provide you 04 demo pages, each comes with different style and purpose:

    Below is an example of WordPress theme with direct instruction for every section. This captures some main components in contributing a web page:

    Express supports you with 04 header styles. Below, we will guide you how to setup each header section. Please follow step by step:


    All the changes that have been made in this 'Header' section of Theme Options will effect the entire website. That means if you make any adjustments in a certain page, it will overwrite options in Theme Options.


    You can set up background color, image, opacity, custom css in each of header section (top, middle or bottom), follow the below steps:

    Express allows you to create unlimited number of sidebars. You can set each page with a different sidebar of your choice. Follow the next step to learn how to set up your sidebar