First of all thank you very much for purchasing Sam Bailey. We've put a lot of hard work into it, and we hope you love it as much as we do. This document covers the installation, set up, and use of this theme, and provides answers and solutions to common problems. We encourage you to first read this document thoroughly if you are experiencing any difficulties before contacting our support team.
We love to hear your feedback - if you find any bugs or have suggestions for improvements please get in touch. Nearly all of the time we follow your advice and issue a rapid update for Sam Bailey.
Sam Bailey has many more customization options including typographic selectors, stylistic color pickers and other add-ons. And in addition to these fantastic features, you'll also receive dashboard one-click updates and access to world-class theme support by our team of in-house professional WordPress developers.
If you like our work, please rate it. If you’re about to rate it with less than 5 stars, please let us know the reason first and we will do our best to improve the theme. Thank you so much!
Since WordPress is constantly being updated information about how to install WordPress may become out of date, so you always can read official guide here.
Below are all the useful links for WordPress information:
To upload through your Dashboard, select “Appearance” and then “Themes”. Next, select the “Install Themes” tab at the top of the page and then select the “Upload” link, right above the search field. Choose your file and select “Install Now”. Once the theme is fully uploaded and installed, click “Activate” to activate the WordPress theme.
The theme files will be stored on your server in the
When uploading your theme with the installer, please ensure you are uploading the theme .zip file, not the entire package you downloaded. In this case, you will be uploading sam-bayley.zip.
To manually upload your new WordPress theme, login with your credentials to your website and locate the wp-content folder in your WordPress install files. Upload the un-zipped Sam Bailey folder into the: wp-content/themes folder.
Once uploaded, activate the theme by heading to the “Themes” menu in the WordPress Dashboard. Locate the Sam Bailey theme and hit “Activate”.
If you have a problem with the theme or found a bug, please let us know via our official Help Center. We take pride in our customer support and we will do what we can to assist you. If you are experiencing a theme issue, please first turn off all third party plugins to see if the problem persists.
With Sam Bailey you have the possibility to import any of the demos with just ONE click.
Plugins → Add New
One Click Demo Importand install the plugin
One Click Demo Importfrom your Plugins page
Demo Contentfolder, which included with the theme package, and choose all right files in the next window. Click
Import Demo Data
You now just need to wait for the importer to finish. This might take a few minutes depending on your hosting server speed.
Successfully importing data into WordPress is not something we can guaranty for all users. There are a lot of variables that come into play, over which we have no control. For example, one of the main issues are bad shared hosting servers.
Demo Import problems→
Appearance → Customize → Homepage Settings
Your homepage displayschoose
A static page
Homepagedropdown list and select the
Homepage you created as your static homepage
Posts pagepage dropdown list and select the
Postspage you created
Sam Bailey has the following templates built into the theme and can be applied by creating and saving a page in WordPress.
Keep in mind that we provide lifetime updates and dedicated support in order to have no problems with the new versions of WP. Besides that, Sam Bailey offers new features in every new release. So please, stay updated.
sam-bayley.zipfrom ThemeForest and unzip it
Envato released a plugin called Envato Market which can be used to manage all your themes and plugins purchased from ThemeForest and Codecanyon via your WordPress dashboard.
Please note that PaulThemes is not responsible for content loss, database errors and such, which may happen to your WordPress install upon an incorrectly applied theme update.
Sam Bailey includes some built-in options not only to alter the default look of the text logo, but also to upload your own custom image logo.
Simply use the
Logo field to upload or drag and drop your custom image logo. This logo can be in any format (png or jpg is best) and any size.
Unlike other themes in Sam Bailey your logo doesn’t have a size restriction allowing you to upload any logo image you want and display it in full. However sometimes you may want to upload a large logo and display it at a smaller size you can easily do that via the built-in height settings.
This is a fully customizable font-related panel. You can change the fonts and their style according to your tastes/needs for almost every single individual case. The font-sections are divided in such way, so you can easily find the font you seek to customize.
Contact Form 7 is our recommended form plugin for WordPress. It is a simple but powerful form creator for WordPress. Here we will show you how to use Contact Form 7 to create and edit a basic form.
After Contact Form 7 is installed, you will find a new menu item in your WordPress admin area called
Contact, here is where your forms and created and edited. From the Contact main screen, you will see your first contact form, it`s usually a default form called Contact Form 1 OR if you have imported the demo data for Sam Bailey you may see a few forms that we have made specially for you.
Sadly, by default, WordPress has no easy method built into it for taking control of things such as the order of your Posts, categories (Portfolio, Team, Classes etc based on your theme) - Thankfully there is a very handy plugin which can help - Intuitive Custom Post Order
Simply Tick the box next to the content you wish to control and hit save.
Now you can quickly and easily re-order your items by simply dragging them within the WP Dashboard - you can see this wonderful plugin in action below.