Scribe Theme Documentation

How to quickly setup and use this theme.

In order to install the theme, you have two options:

  1. In the downloaded .zip file go in the /theme folder and upload the Scribe sub-folder contained in it to http://yourdomain.com/wp-content/themes/ directory via any FTP program.

  2. Take the .zip found in the theme folder and install it through the dashboard.
      In order to activate the Theme:
    • Log into your Wordpress admin using the following URL: http://yourdomain.com/ wp-login.php
    • Next, go to Appearance > Themes. Here, you should see a thumbnail of Scribe theme.
    • Click on the Activate link to activate this theme

You will be promted in the WordPress Dashboard to install theme required plugins. Follow the prompts to install them.

Demo content has been included in your download to make it easier to set up the theme. It is of course completely optional.

  1. Go to Tools/Import
  2. Install the WordPress importer if it has not been installed previously
  3. Activate and run the importer
  4. Select the demo.xml file located in the 'demo' folder included with your download.


  1. Create a new page using any template (If you imported the demo content, you can skip this step)
  2. Go to 'appearance/customize' and slect the 'Static Front Page' tab. Set the 'Front page'.

Note: You can leave the 'Posts Page' set to the default 'select'.


This theme features advanced customization features with live preview. Click on 'appearance/customize' to open the customizer.


The highlight color of the theme can be set.


You can upload a header logo & a logo to be used in the footer section of the site.


Select one of the google fonts form the dropdown to be used in the theme


You can enter any social links in this section you would like to appear in the footer.

Set the number of widget columns to use in the footer. Note: the demo is using one column.

Scribe features dynamic sidebars. This means you can create a new sidebar for any page or post.

  1. Enter a name for your sidebar in the 'Dynamic Sidebar' field.
  2. Under Appearance/Widgets you will see the new sidebar. Drag and drop the desired widgets into the sidebar.
rotating header menu label

Underneath Page header you will notice a box titled 'Dynamic heading Text'. You can rotate a word in your heading for an effect as seen in the demo.

What you need to do is wrap the word you want to replace in your page title in span tags like below.

This is your <span>page</span> title

You can then enter the replacement word in the Dynamic heading field.

You will want to go to appearance/menus and change the 'label' of the menu item to remove the extra tags.


Parallax Template

The 'Parallax Full Page' template creates a page with a full image background.

Note: - The image that is used is the page/post 'featured image'.

To create a parallax header, you can use the 'default' template with a 'featured image'.

Large Slider

The 'Large Slider' template creates a page like you see in the demo homepage with a slider at the very top of the page.

Note: -You will need to enter the 'slider alias' in the 'add slider alias' field in the right margin of your page editor.


To build a new template or page section go to appearance/page builder. Now you can enter a name for your new template and save it. After this it is as easy as dragging the blocks onto your new template.

Now when you create a new page in WordPress you can add the template page you just created by clicking the ‘add template’ button at the top of the page editor.

You can create page sections and save them as templates. Use them anywhere in your pages.

Note: - The contact block require Contact Form 7 plugin. You can then create different contact forms for sections of your website.

A Few Key Page-Builder Blocks

Column Block

This block can be used to create columns. Drag it to the template and you can place other blocks inside it. The columns can be resized by dragging the edges. This block is very useful for keeping your template layouts clean and tidy. If you’ve imported the demo content you will see some examples.

Parallax Block

You can use this block to load a 'parallax' background section. Much like the colum block you can place other blocks inside the parallax block.

App Showcase Block

This block lets you upload app screenshots with a description and some cool animations.

Note: screenshot image templates is in 'extras' folder included with theme.

Clear Block

This is another important block to keep your content neat and tidy. The clear block will start a new row. This is especially helpful when columns or blocks have uneven lengths. Be sure to use this block.

.....There are many more custom drag & drop block to help create templates - Get Creative!


Add Categories

Before proceeding to adding items, we need to add categories that will be used as sorting filter in the front-end. Go to Portfolio » Portfolio Categories under admin menu. Enter a title for the category in the Name text field and click on Add New Portfolio Category. Repeat this step to add more categories.

Add Portfolio Items

Now we're ready to add your first portfolio item. Go to Portfolio » Add New Item under admin menu. Give a title to your newly added item and enter some content that best describes the project in the default editor. On the left hand side of the screen find the section with the title - "Portfolio Categories" select the categories which the project falls under. You can also add more categories from inside this box.

Next we need to set a default image. Below the category box is the "Featured Image" section. Click on the Set Featured Image link. Select the image you want and click on Set Featured Image button. To know more about the WordPress Media Library, refer to this page.


To add a slideshow, navigate to the slideshow section below the WordPress Editor. Here you can add any number of slides(images or videos) to your slideshow. Click on the + button to add a slide of that particular type.

For an Image Slide you can select its image by clicking on the Select Image button on the added slide. And for Video Slide you can copy the video URL to the text field. YouTube and Vimeo videos are supported.

Once again press the Publish button to save the item into WordPress.

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