Get Started

First, thank you for purchasing our theme!

This guide provides instructions for installation, help on getting started and extensive documentation of features. It is recommended you read it thoroughly to fully leverage the Emphires theme's capabilities. Please also make sure to check out our Video Tutorials as they explain everything covered in here in greater depth. We hope you enjoy building with Emphires as much as we enjoyed developing it and continue to develop with new features!

WordPres Installation

Before beginning the installation and configuring of your new theme, you must first have WordPress already installed on a server.

If you are struggling, here is a very detailed guide at WordPress Codex that will walk you through every step.

If you prefer something more visual, you can watch this video tutorial on how to install Wordpress by us

(Please note the video shown is third party video, but the same process applies)

Installing Theme

Once you have setup a copy of WordPress, there are multiple ways you can go about installing the theme. But we recommend you to install theme via "Envato Market" plugin as it will also enable one-click theme update too. Here are steps:

Install theme via "Envato Market" plugin

This is the easiest method to install our theme. Just install "Envato Market" plugin and configure it. Here is step by step guide:

  • First, install Envato Market plugin. Click here to download the plugin. This will download the zip file with the plugin in it. No need to unzip it – we’ll be installing it as is. Now that you have the plugin, go ahead and log into WordPress admin section.

  • To install the plugin navigate to Plugins > Add New and click on the Upload Plugin button at the top of the page:

  • Next browser for the "" file that you downloaded:

  • Then click the button "Install Now" button. This will install the plugin:

  • Now Activate the plugin by clicking "Activate" link. The plugin should be activated like this:

Envato Market Plugin Setup

  • To get started click on the "Envato Market" link in your dashboard menu. You should see a screen similar to the one below. The very first step is to create an Envato API token. To do this, click on the generate a personal token link (highlighted in red below).

  • If you’re already logged into your Envato account you’ll be token to the screen below (otherwise you will be prompted to login first before being redirected to this page). On this screen you can see what the Envato Market plugin is requesting permission to access via your Envato account (Envato sites, the ability to download your items, a list of your purchases and verification of your purchases). To proceed give your token a name, check the box that you have read and agree to the terms and then click the green button to create your token.

  • Once your token is created you will see a green success screen. Copy your token code (this is very important since Envato doesn’t store a copy of the token for you), check to confirm that you’ve copied it and click the white button that you got it.

  • Now go back to your WordPress installation and paste in your Envato API token then click save.

  • It’s possible that you might see the error (shown below) when you first enter your token. Don’t worry, just go back to the previous page and try again. It should work on the second go.

  • Once your token is saved and validated your page will refresh to show your Envato Market landing page with added tabs for your items. The added tab(s) display all of your theme and plugin purchases as well as their version numbers and quick links to the theme and author pages. So now you can install theme and also update theme in just one click.

Theme Setup with demo content

Theme setup is very easy. The setup wizard will open when you activate Emphires theme. The setup wizard will install child theme, then install plugins and then insert demo content setup like page/post content, widgets etc.. Here is full video you can understand the full process and know how easy it to setup demo content:


Our Emphires theme comes with some usefull plugins. Some plugins are required and some are recommended plugins. Here are details or each plugin.

Emphires Theme Addons

This is the base plugin of our theme. This is required plugin. This plugin includes all Custom Post Types and shortcodes.

WPBakery Page Builder

WPBakery Page Builder is the most popular drag and drop editor for wordpress.

Revolution Slider

Create a responsive (mobile friendly) or fullwidth slider with must-see-effects and meanwhile keep or build your SEO optimization (all content always readable for Emphires engines). See the heaps of custom transitions/animations for each object on the page!

Customize this slider with our convenient drag & drop backend to your very needs. This plugin features tons of unique transition effects, an image preloader, video embedding, autoplay that stops on user interaction and lots of easy to set options to create your own effects.

Advanced Custom Fields

Advanced Custom Fields plugin generated Meta Boxes that gives option to add special boxes in single page/post pages edit screen.

A lightweight extension of Advanced Custom Field (ACF) that adds Photo Gallery field to any post/pages on your WordPress website.

CF Post Formats

This plugin adds admin interface and structured post meta for WordPress post formats

Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

You can easily get this plugin in Contact Form 7 Plugin

Breadcrumb NavXT, the successor to the popular WordPress plugin Breadcrumb Navigation XT, was written from the ground up to be better than its ancestor. This plugin generates locational breadcrumb trails for your WordPress powered blog or website.

These breadcrumb trails are highly customizable to suit the needs of just about any website running WordPress. The Administrative interface makes setting options easy, while a direct class access is available for theme developers and more adventurous users.

You can easily get this plugin in Breadcrumb NavXT

Envato Market

This plugin helps customers receive updates to their premium Themes & Plugins purchased through Envato Market (ThemeForest & CodeCanyon).

Authors are encouraged to implement this plugin in their items so that customers have a reliable and consistent experience across products.

You can easily get this plugin in Envato Market


Our themes are optimized by with H1, H2, H3, H4, H5 tags, clean code, HTML5 but if you want to get higher ranking on Emphires engines, you must need some help from SEO plugins and Google Pagespeed Service:

Update Our Themes

To update theme, you should use "Envato Market" plugin as it will update theme in just one click. Just see Installing Theme section to get how to setup Envato Market plugin. Just configure it once and it will show theme update. Than you can update theme in just one click.

Translate Theme

Within this section, you’ll find everything you need to localize and internationalize the Emphires theme into your language. It is split into several subsections to help you easily find what you need.

1. Create Translation File

Inside the Emphires main theme folder, you will find a folder called languages. There is a file called emphires.pot in this folder. This file can be used as a starting point to create your own translations, using e.g. a third party tool like POEdit.

Open the emphires.pot in POEdit by selecting "New from POT/PO file...".

Once it has loaded, you will find all English text strings in the left column called Source Text. Once you add translations, they will show up in the right column under Translation.

2. Save Translation File

When you are done translating all the needed text strings into your desired language, save the file in /wp-content/languages/themes/ folder with language code in name. For example, if you were translating to the Deutsch language, you would save it as emphires-de_DE.po. The corresponding file will be auto created by POEdit software.

Now upload both emphires-de_DE.po and file on your server in /wp-content/languages/themes/ folder. If you are not sure for your language code than click here to get list of code for each language.

Multi language using WPML plugin


WPML (The WordPress Multilingual Plugin) is one of the most popular translation plugins on the market. With WPML you can translate pages, posts, custom types, taxonomy, menus and even the theme's texts. We work directly with the WPML team to guarantee 100% compatibility between Emphires and the WPML plugin.


To get started with Emphires and WPML, you will need:

  • Latest version of Emphires theme
  • Latest version of WPML plugin

Please install this plugins:

  • WPML Multilingual CMS (4.0.6 or above)
  • WPML String Translation (2.8.6 or above)
  • WPML Translation Management (2.6.6 or above)

NOTE: You must have WPML subscription to download all plugins.


WPML has very good document for how to translate theme. So you can translate all sections easily. We recommend you to read it so you can set all easily. Click here to go to WPML documentation page.

Also here are some extra links:


Theme Support:

We have dedicated support system where you can ask question and get support for our theme.

Go to Creative's Planet Support System