Alpha Theme Documentation

free theme
Version: 1.0.0
Updated: March 2, 2019

Introduction

Alpha is a clean and minimalistic magazine/blog theme for those who like to create content each day. It is user-friendly, responsive, retina ready and performs well.

The theme is using Bootstrap 4’s utilities and grid system. The mobile navigation is solved with Canvi which is an off-canvas solution. Currently Alpha is only for writers; in the future, we may plan to add support to a portfolio post type and WooCommerce support. Gutenberg editor is supported; the default blocks are formatted.
We maintain the codebase on GitHub. If you have any bug fix or feature idea feel free to open an issue there. You can find Alpha’s landing page here.

Information

  • Requires at least: 4.7
  • Tested up to: 5.1
  • Stable tag: 1.0.0
  • License: GNU General Public License v2 or later

Installation and Setup

To install theme Alpha, please follow the steps below:

  1. In your admin panel, go to Appearance > Themes and click the Add New button.
  2. Click Upload Theme and Choose File, then select the theme’s .zip file. Click Install Now.
  3. Click Activate to use your new theme right away.

Install the Dependencies

After the theme is installed, you need to install the required plugins. There are two required extensions, named Kirki Toolkit and CMB2; without these, the theme won’t work correctly.

The theme will help you to install the mentioned plugins and will show you notifications, but if you want to navigate to the install section, please go to the Appearance / Install Plugins.

Note that here you will find recommended WordPress extensions too. These plugins don’t required but can add plus functionality.

Set the Static Pages

To work, correctly Alpha needs static pages which you can set at the Reading page at your WordPress admin.

Customizer Options

Alpha is a simple theme but still has a lot of customizer option.

Site Identity

Here you can set your site title, tagline and site icon which is your favicon.

Header

Here you can set anything which is related to your site’s header like your logo, navigation, social links and various display settings like the width of the navbar.

General

Here you can set your base colors, global social links and activate plus functionality like Magnific popup or highlight.js.

Components

Here you can configure your basic components like popular posts, categories, blogroll and archive title. These components are the basic building blocks of the theme.

Layout

Here you can configure the various layouts like the front page, list item, archive page, and blog.

Footer

Here you can find everything related to the footer like social, widget display, copyright text, and scroll to top button.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this theme support any plugins?

  1. Alpha includes support for Infinite Scroll in Jetpack.
  2. Support default styling for Contact Form 7