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General Information

Thank you for purchasing Orlando! We’re very pleased that you have chosen our theme to build your website and we’re trying our best not to disappoint you! Before you get started, please check out these documentation pages. Orlando can only be use with WordPress which we assume you already have installed and ready to go. If not, please check out WordPress Codex.

Requirements for Orlando

Before using Orlando, please meet the following requirements:

  • essentials to run WordPress – here you can find more information – in case any doubts regarding the server, contact your host provider,
  • latest version of WordPress, which you can download here,
  • create secure FTP and Database.

What’s Included

When purchasing our theme from Themeforest, you need to download the Orlando files from your Themeforest account. Navigate to downloads tab on Themeforest and find Orlando. Below you’ll find a full list of what is included the .zip file, along with a brief description of each item.
Orlando Folder contains:

    • orlando.zip – main installation folder


All of our items come with free support. For some help you can reach to our dedicated support forum. Free support is limited to questions regarding the themes features or problems. We provide premium support for code customizations or third-party plugins. If you need help with anything other than minor customizations of your theme, feel free to contact us on premium@createit.pl.

For free support, follow the steps below

  • Step 1Click Here to create a free forum account. You’ll need your Themeforest purchase code, which can only be received when purchasing the theme from Themeforest.net.
  • Step 2 – Enter your Themeforest Purchase Code, an e-mail and a password.
  • Step 3 – Once you have an account, sign in to the forum and get started.
  • Step 4 – Find your theme on a forum home page.
  • Step 5 – Create new issue by clicking on a button at the right.

Before You Post On a Forum

We urge you to follow the steps below, before you post a new topic on the forum, to speed up your request. It’s in everyones interest and will benefit in making the entire forum more efficient:

  • Step 1 – Always check the Documentation and the Knowledgebase Section. Most questions are already answered in those areas.
  • Step 2 – Always use our Forum Search before you post, it’s possible that your issue has already been brought up and answered.
  • Step 3 – If your question hasn’t been brought up, please post a new topic. Always be as specific as possible. Creating a topic requires entering the live URL to your home page or page that shows the issue in question. It also has bars for WP and FTP login info, which aren’t required, however, providing us with your login information can save a lot of time for both of us. Login credentials are securely stored and accessible only by our support staff.
  • Step 4 – We usually answer questions in 24 hours on working days. However if you don’t get any answer in 72 hours bump up your question or send us an e-mail.

Our support hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM UTC +1 on Monday to Friday.

Premium Support

We can create your website from scratch, redesign it or just extend the current ones. For more information, please take a look at our website.

Typical issues covered by Premium Support:

  • Custom CSS
  • Support for third party software and plug-ins
  • WordPress Installation with Theme configuration
  • Server configuration
  • Site structure modifications
  • Graphic adjustments, etc.
  • WordPress general howto’s


There are two ways to install the theme: through WordPress, or via FTP. But first, you need to download the Orlando files from your Themeforest account. Navigate to downloads tab on Themeforest and find Orlando. Click the download button.

For more information check also this article from Knowledge Base.

Installation via Administration Panel

If Orlando files are downloaded from your Themeforest account, you can start an installation by using WordPress administration panel.

Once you’ve logged in to your administration panel go to Appearance > Themes. Depending on your version of WordPress you’ll see Add New or two other tabs: Manage Themes and Install Themes.

Themes section

Themes section

Here you’ll find instructions how to proceed with 3.9.0 and lower versions of WordPress.


If you’re using newer version, follow steps below to install the theme:

  • Step 1 – click on Install Themes tab
    Install Themes tab

    Install Themes tab

  • Step 2 – choose Upload option to upload .zip file
    Upload theme

    Upload theme

  • Step 3 – choose orlando.zip from you computer.
  • Step 4 – once the file is chosen click Install Now
    Install theme

    Install theme

Common Install Error: Are You Sure You Want To Do This?

If you get the following question message when installing Orlando.zip file via WordPress, it means, that you have an upload file size limit. Install the theme via FTP or call your hosting company and ask them to increase the limit.

Installation via FTP

To install Orlando via FTP, follow steps below:

  • Step 1 – Unarchive orlando.zip file
  • Step 2 – Access your host web server using FTP client
  • Step 3 – Find directory wp-content > themes
  • Step 4 – Put folder Orlando in directory wp-content > themes
Installation directory

Installation directory

Learn more:

WordPress codex – FTP clients

Import demo content

The fastest and easiest way to import our demo content is to use Theme Options 1-click Demo Importer. It will import all pages and posts, several sample sliders, widgets, theme options, assigned pages, and more. We recommend this approach on a newly installed WordPress. It will not replace content such as posts, pages, portfolio, etc. and delete current menus, but configure them and replace theme options. By that, if you have created some posts, pages or portfolio content before an import, you won’t loose them.

To import our demo content, please follow the steps below:

  • Step 1 – install and activate plugins listed in Recommended Plugins message {warning}
    Recommended plugins

    Recommended plugins

    and WooCoomerce plugin, if you’d like to use shop functionalities.

  • Step 2 – setup Media thumbnails sizes in Settings > Media to recommended values:
    • Thumbnail size: 150 x 150px
    • Medium size: 300 x 300px
    • Large size: 1024 x 1024px

If you’re using WooCommerce product images sizes in WooCoomerce > Settings > Products

  • Step 3 – navigate to Appearance > Theme Options > General – 1-click Demo Import
  • Step 4 – click the Import demo content button with multipage or onepager version.
    (WARNING:The image below is only an example of how the 1-Click Demo section might look like. Depending on the theme, the amount of images and/or tabs of the import demo contents, this option might look different.)


    1 click to import demo content

    1 click to import demo content

  • Step 5 – importing can take a few minutes. Please be patient and wait for it to complete. Once it will be loading, you will see message with indicating progress.

Learn more:

Common errors with “1-Click Demo Import”


You can use Pages to organize and manage any content on your website. You can create multiple pages on your website for different types of content or setup onepager with scroll-to-section menu.

Create pages

To create a new Page follow the steps below:

  • Step 1 – select Pages > Add New
  • Step 2 – add Title
  • Step 3 – add content – we recommend you to create page content using shortcode generator or by modifying demo content
  • Step 4 – choose page attributes:
    • Parent – if you want to create subpage
    • Template – you can choose one of defined page templates: Archive Portfolio, Archives, FAQ Templates, News, Onepager Template, Right Sidebar Template, Testimonial Template
    • Page order
  • Step 5 – choose template settings
  • Step 6 – click Publish to make your page public.
Page attributes

Page attributes

Template settings

Template settings

Learn more:

WordPress Pages

Homepage setup

If you have added some pages via Pages > Add new you can choose one and set it up as a homepage. Use Static front page tool in Settings > Reading and choose from the list your homepage. Remember to click Save changes at the end of editing.

Static front page

Static front page

Pages Theme Options

To create a standardized template for each page some of the settings you can set globally. You need to go to Appearance > Theme Options > Pages and choose from several options:

Pages Theme Options

Pages Theme Options

You can change the following settings:

  • show title on pages
  • show breadcrumbs on pages
  • show comments
  • show comment form

Header Settings

Header Theme Options

Orlando comes with extended options to configure headers appearance. You can choose options globally via Appearance > Theme Options. Those settings will be by default applied for every page.

In Theme Options > Main Navbar you can select option for navigation menu appearance.

Theme Options Main Navigation settings

Theme Options Main Navigation settings

You can select here one of four Navigation Types:

  • default
    Default Navigation

    Default Navigation

  • motive
    Motive Navigation Type

    Motive Navigation Type

  • inverse
    Inverse Navigation Type

    Inverse Navigation Type

  • transparent
    Transparent Navigation Type

    Transparent Navigation Type

Once you setup navigation bar background color with it’s type – you can adjust Style for active element in menu: You can choose one of five types:

Active element type 1

Active element type 1

Active element type 2

Active element type 2

Active element type 3

Active element type 3

Active element type 4

Active element type 4

Active element type 5

Active element type 5

In Main Navbar settings you can also select:

  1. Fixed menu type
  2. Dropdown animation
  3. Logo position
  4. If search should be displayed
  5. Search label
  6. Search placeholde
  7. Search icon

In Theme Options > Pages – Header you can select option for page header appearance

You can define here:

  • Diagonal [1]
  • Triangle [2]
  • Icon [3]
  • Summary [4]
Header options

Header options

  • Background Color
  • Text Color
  • Header Margins and Paddings
  • Shadow
Header shadow

Header shadow

Or choose one of predefined simple header styles:

Simple header type 1

Simple header type 1

Simple Header type 2

Simple Header type 2

Simple header type 3

Simple header type 3

You can also add media to header background:

  • parallax
  • kenburns
  • video


You can setup header settings for every page separately in Header and Navbar settings [1], which you will find below page content edition window.

Header settings

Header settings

Below header settings you can also choose if your page title should be displayed or not [2]

Navigation Menu

Menu setup

Depending on which version of content arrangement you choose, you can create onepager or multipage navigation menu.

To create navigation menu dedicated to multipage websites, please follow the steps below:

  • Step 1 – Navigate to Appearance > Menus

    Manage your menus

  • Step 2 – Click on create a new menu, enter menu Name and click on Create Menu button
    Add new menu

    Add new menu

  • Step 3 – From the right side choose pages that you want to add to your menu and click on Add to Menu. Once menu items are added, you can reorder or nest them via drag and drop tool. Remember to click Save Menu when you finish to keep your changes saved.
    Add pages to menu

    Add pages to menu

  • Step 4 – You can easily rename every menu item in item details.
    Rename your menu items

    Rename your menu items

  • Step 5 – Optionally you can add to menu other items, like Links or Categories
  • Step 6 – Check your menu as Primary Navigation to set it up as main menu.
    Primary navigation

    Primary navigation

  • Step 7 – Always click Save Menu after providing any changes.


The theme comes with a custom post type for portfolio. Portfolio pages configuration is described in Options section.

Creating portfolio items

Orlando is loaded with several options for displaying portfolio items. It offers many different options for you to present your portfolio. In addition there are numerous theme options and shortcodes options that allow you to customize how portfolio is displayed.

But first, you need to create your portfolio items. To do that, please follow the steps below:

  • Step 1 – navigate to Portfolio items and click Add New
  • Step 2 – create Portfolio Item title and content – you can use Orlando shortcodes to build content
  • Step 3 – add Tags from the right side.
  • Step 4 – add Categories from the right side. To assign it to the post, check the box next to the Category name.
  • Step 5 – set portfolio item an order number if you want to display your portfolio item in a specific order
  • Step 6 – choose featured image in Featured Image box
  • Step 7 – set as many Portfolio settings as you want
  • Step 8 – click Publish to save portfolio item

Learn more:

How to add multiple images to portfolio gallery?

Portfolio index page

One of the many ways of displaying portfolio items is to setup portfolio page. All of your portfolio items will be displayed there, ordered by publish date.
To set the page as your portfolio index page, navigate to Appearance > Theme Options – Portfolio and choose Portfolio index page from pages that you created.

Portfolio Theme Options

Orlando includes a highly advanced theme options panel organized into sections that allows users to customize many different aspects of the theme. There is a Portfolio section of theme options that allows you to personalize different forms of the portfolio items; the date formats, single post page settings, and so much more. The posts tab is organized into 2 sections; General Portfolio Options, Single Portfolio Options. See the information below for the description and screenshot of each section.

  • General portfolio options – these are mainly for the assigned portfolio index page because the portfolio shortcode has many of them built in. However some do apply.
  • Portfolio item options – these options all apply to the single portfolio page, not the main index page. They apply to both assigned portfolio page, and the portfolio shortcode.

Portfolio shortcodes

If you want to display your portfolio items in more places than portfolio index page – you can do it in several ways by Portfolio shortcodes.

Portfolio shortcodes

Portfolio shortcodes

Every shortcode goes with several parameters, that allows you to sort or filter items in a few ways. On the following screenshots you can find part of available options.

Full of possibilities you can find on our demo page – you can preview parameters that we used after importing demo content. You can also use shortcode generator and use as many Advanced filter options as you want.

Advanced filter options

Advanced filter options


Orlando is loaded with options for the blog. It offers many different options for you to present your blog posts, along with several different blog post layouts. In addition, there are numerous theme options and shortcode options that allow you to customize how posts are displayed.

There are several ways to display your blog posts, we will cover each method as well as describe blog post types, post options and theme options. The following sections will cover each of these aspects of the blog.

Creating blog posts

No matter which method you use to display your blog posts, first thing you need to do is create them.

Orlando offers several blog post types:

  • Standard
  • Aside
  • Image
  • Video
  • Audio
  • Quote
  • Link
  • Gallery
Post formats

Post formats

Follow the steps below to create a blog post

  • Step 1 – navigate to Posts in your WordPress admin.
  • Step 2 – click on Add New to make a new post. Create a title and insert your post content in the editing field. You can use any of our VisualComposer elements inside the post.
    Add new post

    Add new post

    If you want to use some additional fields, choose them from screen options at the top of the screen.

    Screen options

    Screen options

  • Step 3 – add Categories from the right side. To assign it to the post, check the box next to the Category name.
  • Step 4 – add Tags from the right side. Type the name of the tag in the field, separate multiple tags with commas.
  • Step 5 – for a single image, click the Featured Image box, select an image and click Set Featured Image.
  • Step 6 – for a Gallery, insert more than one Featured Image, each image will be a slide in the gallery slideshow. Slides will be order by the date when the images was added to Media
  • Step 7 – for a video post, paste the iFrame embed into the Video Embed Code field, file url to M4V file url or OGV File URL or Direct video url from Youtube, Vimeo or Dailymotion
  • Step 8 – create an excerpt – Excerpts are optional hand-crafted summaries of your content that can be used in your theme. Learn more about manual excerpts


  • Step 9 – once you finished, click Publish to save the post.

Blog index page

The most popular way of displaying blog posts is to setup blog index page. There all of your posts will be displayed and ordered by publish date.
To set the page as your post page, navigate to Posts page tool in Settings > Reading and choose Blog index page from the ones you created.

Blog index page

Blog index page

On Blog index page you will see only your posts, so don’t add any other content to it.

Blog Theme Options

When using the assigned blog page as described above, all the options you can select are located in Appearance > Theme Options on the Posts tab. There are dozens of options to choose from such as layout, categories, dates, etc. There are general blog options and single post page options. Each one has a title and descriptions to help you understand what they do. Any type of blog options you need to set will be set here in theme options when using the assigned blog page.

  • Index – these are mainly for the assigned blog page, you change here:
    Blog index theme options

    Blog index theme options

  • Single – these options all apply to the single post page, not the main archive page.
    Single Post Theme Options

    Single Post Theme Options

Recent Post Shortcode

The second blog method that we cover is our custom recent post shortcode. This shortcode is unique because it offers more compact design options that can work more efficently on pages with other content. This short code is a fantastic method because it allows you to place your blog posts on any page, assign custom categories to display, and so much more. You can use the short code as many times as you want, and on any page or post.

Below you can see how Recent Post shortcode will be displayed on your page:

Recent posts shortcode

Recent posts shortcode


Orlando comes extended Galleries options, which allow you to manage all galleries and image in one place. Galleries are custom post types, where you can add multiple images, which then can be used almost everywhere on your page.

Creating Gallery

To create new Gallery, navigate to Galleries > Add New

Add new Gallery

Add new Gallery

For new gallery you can define:

  • Title (required),
  • Tags (optional),
  • Images (recommended),

The most important are of course images. You can Upload here new images from you computer or select images from Media library – one or multiple (hold CTRL or SHIFT to select more that one image).

Gallery with images

Gallery with images

For every gallery you can:

  • reorder images with drag and drop tool,
  • remove images from gallery with x sign
  • add new images from media library or computer.

After every modification click on Update to keep your changes saved.

Slider Gallery

You can present your images as simple slider. From available components list select Slider. In tab Custom Gallery in slider settings you will see option to select gallery, which should be displayed as slider.

Notice: you have three Select options for images:

  • none – image won’t be displayed,
  • select all – all images from the gallery will be displayed (all changes which you will do for gallery, like adding/removing image will be applied in slider gallery),
  • custom select – only selected images will be displayed.
Slider gallery

Slider gallery

Image Grid

Another shortcode to display images uploaded to galleries in Image Grid – it works analogously to Slider element, but instead of slides, images are displayed in 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns.

Image grid

Image grid

Portfolio Gallery

We didn’t forget also about standard gallery – which displays featured images of all created Portfolio Items (Portfolio Items > Add New). You can display it with Gallery element.

You will find here number of settings to change:

  • Portfolio type
  • Columns number
  • Filter (if Masonry portfolio type used)
  • Title
  • Category – If you want to display items from only one category
  • Blog index button text
  • Limit
Portfolio gallery

Portfolio gallery


Using shortcodes

Orlando is build with shortcodes. Shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort. Shortcodes can embed files or create objects in just one line, that would normally require lots of complicated and ugly code. Shortcode = shortcut.

You don’t have to know Shortcodes list, syntax or available parameters, if you decide to create your website content using shortcode generator, which you can find in your window toolbar. Generator allows you to simply put your images, text and other content to input fields and choose display options from self-explanatory boxes.

In shortcode generator you will find shortcodes for any page content element that you can see on the demo page.

Below you will find description for a few basic shortcodes types, which should give you an idea of ​​the shortcodes possibilities.


Page structure elements: columns, rows, spacers are shortcodes – check Structure section with shortcodes, which help you to create your page grid. Layout generator can be very useful here.

Layout generator

Layout generator


Do you want to add to your page sections headers, blockquotes, a list or simply a link? In section Typography you will find all options available in Orlando to format text elements.


If you want to put any element to let your users contact or follow you or your profile inside your page content, you will find that in Contact shortcode section. You can easily configure elements like: Google Map, Contact form, Newsletter Form, Social buttons and put them anywhere on your page.


Our themes come with several types of sliders. You can see preview for them on demo page. All available sliders are always in Sliders the section of shortcode generator.

In the shortcode generator you can find also several types for buttons, boxes, portfolio items, bars and other elements. We encourage you to experiment with all available options.


Using widgets

(WARNING:The image below is only an example of how the Widget section might look like. Depending on the theme this option’s content might look different.)

Widgets are small blocks of content, which you can find in theme footer or sidebar. They were originally designed to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress Theme to the user, which is now available on WordPress Themes to include the header, footer, and elsewhere in the WordPress design and structure. Widgets require no code experience or expertise. They can be added, removed, and rearranged on the WordPress Administration Appearance > Widgets panel.

Just drag and drop the widgets you want, into the right hand side where your sidebars and footer widgets are listed. Simply drag your widgets over to the sidebar or footer column, and then populate the content.
There are various fields and settings you can choose for each individual widget and all are self explanatory. You can also use multiple widgets per footer column, just drag and drop them into place. And you can put as many widgets as you want inside sidebar. Once you have finished populating the widgets, always make sure to hit the Save button to save the settings.

Just drag widget from the left hand side and drop it on the right

Just drag widget from the left hand side and drop it on the right


Some functionalities of the Orlando are available because of plugins we used to create it. Once Orlando is activated in your WordPress admin panel you should see notification about bundled plugins we recommend to install – they are included in Orlando package – so you don’t have to do anything more than click install and activate.

We can’t guarantee Orlando’s compatibility with third party plugins. If you want to avoid unexpected bugs and errors use as little plugins as possible.

Below you will find the list of plugins we recommend you to use with Orlando.

Uber Menu

Orlando navigation menu is built with Uber Menu plugin, which allows you to create expanded Mega Menu.

Uber Menu plugin is not bundled with Orlando files and therefore it needs to be bought separately here. Detailed information regarding plugin installation can be found on Uber Menu online documentation.

Once plugin is activated, please create your menu just like any other WordPress menu and select theme location to apply UberMenu to. We recommend you to choose automatic integration to Primary Navigation

UberMenu settings

UberMenu settings

Now you can create your Menu in Appearance > Menus > Create a New Menu. Additional tab with advanced UberMenu elements, like: row, columns, tabs, dividers, etc. will help you to create expanded menu structure.

Advanced UberMenu elements

Advanced UberMenu elements

Additionally you can edit every menu item individually, by clicking Uber after hovering over an element.

Advanced UberMenu options

Advanced UberMenu options

If you want to use navigation menu imported with 1 click demo import and you are not using UberMenu plugin remember to select Standard Menu as Primary Navigation.

Learn more:

Plugin documentation


  1. Activate plugin “WooCommerce”
    After activation you will see notification about installing WooCommerce pages:
    WooCommerce pages

    WooCommerce pages

    Click on Install to import following WooCommerce pages:

    • My Account
    • Checkout
    • Cart
    • Shop
  2. Configure WooCommerce settings
  3. Learn more about WooCommerce

WooCommerce plugin can be translated to any language. Here you can find instructions how to do that.

Visual Composer

REMEMBER: Orlando is not compatible with VC Fronted Editor

Orlando can be easily customized with Visual Composer.

Simply drag and drop elements to build your page content. We prepared components which will help you determine main structure of the webpage – easily set up backgrounds, colors and styles for whole sections as well as lots of various smaller components which you can freely put wherever you want.

How to start?

We recommend you to use row as essential element of page structure.



You can edit following row attributes:

Click pen to open edition tools

Click pen to open edition tools

  1. Header text
  2. Level of header
  3. Header alignment
  4. Header font style
  5. Section type – determines section background, you can choose from predefined color styles: white, grey, dark grey, dark blue, motive or effects: pattern, parallax, kenburns, video
  6. Padding – top, bottom or both
  7. Padding size – if you don’t want to have padding, choose None
  8. Section height
  9. Type of section layout – boxed or wide
  10. Onepager element and ID – if you want to use section for scroll-to-section navigation
  11. Custom class – if you want add custom CSS styles for element

You can also check additional options in tabs: General, Design Options and Animations

Row parameters

Row parameters

Once your section row is created you can choose number of columns in section, their width and optionally offset value.

Section grid

Section grid

If you want to create full_width element you need to choose 1 column greed in section and set it as full_width element.

Click pen to edit column.

Click pen to edit column.

Full width column

Full width column

Once you set up your section – you can put inside it as many components as you want.

Learn more:

For more information about Visual Composer, please check articles below:
How to install Visual Composer
Visual Composer demo
Visual Documentation


Orlando appearance, which you can see on our demo page, is one of many available options. You have a couple of alternatives to customize the way you want it, except changing components’ appearance.

    1. Theme Customizer – navigate to Appearance > Themes and click Customize to open customization panel with options to change colors and backgrounds
    2. Use Custom CSS
    3. Create your own shortcodes
    4. Contact us – we can create your website from scratch, redesign it or just extend existing one – just send us an mail to premium@createit.pl

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