Installing Mythos theme

Adding the Theme

Step 1: Login to your site as an admin user. Then go to Dashboard > Appearance > Themes.

Step 2: click on the Themes under appearance.

Step 3: Then click on Add New button.

Step 4: Click the Upload Theme link on the next page.

Step 5: Then click on the Choose file button and select mythos-pro.zip file from your computer directory. Remember to unzip the file you just downloaded for Mythos theme. After unzipping you’ll see multiple folders. Navigate to the Theme Pack folder then choose mythos-pro.zip.

Step 6: Now click on the Install Now button and wait until the installation is complete.

After successful installation of the theme click on the Activate button and enjoy the theme features. After activating, this theme will be used for the entire site instead of the default WordPress theme.

Adding License

Upon purchasing the theme from Themeum website you were given a license key to use with this theme. Check out this forum post if you can’t find the license key. To insert the key, go to Dashboard > Mythos Options > License.

Essential Plugins and Installation

For using all features of Mythos, you need to install and activate all required plugins. All essential plugins are included in the Mythos theme. Just after activating the theme you would see a notification that asks you to install required plugins for this theme. Click on “Begin installing plugins” and it will take you to the plugin installation page.

Essential plugins are the following:

  • Mythos Core
  • Qubely
  • Mythos Demo Importer
  • WooCommerce
  • WP Mega Menu

You can also install the above essential plugins in 2 easy steps.

Step 1: Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Install Plugins Menu

Note: In case any of the plugins fail to install automatically, you can manually install them. The plugin zip files are in the “unzip_first_mythos > Plugin” folder.

Step 2: Then click on the Activate link under each plugin title and enjoy these plugins.

Recommended Plugins

  • Mythos Core: Mythos Core is a required plugin. It has all the core features and settings of the theme, like the post type, all custom shortcodes, widgets etc.
  • Mythos Demo Importer: If you wish to have the same demo content as the live preview of the same. You need to use this plugin in order to do that.
  • WooCommerce: It is required to use the WooCommerce plugin in order to provide purchase and order management functionality.  

Import Demo Data

Importing data on Mythos is very simple. Go to the Dashboard and select One Click Demo Install. Hit on “Import Demo”. You’ll have all the data imported automatically once it’s complete.

Please note: you can import one of the three demos. Importing multiple demos will result in crashing your site. Remember, demo contents are not authorized for live websites. Demo contents are only for experimental purpose. But you can just use the demo layout by editing the texts, images, and others.

If you’ve already used the One Click Demo Install, then you no longer need to import demo manually. In case you don’t like to use the one-click demo importer, then you can follow the next section to import data manually.

Import Demo Manually

Import Sample Data: If you want to go with the demo data which is available on the theme, then you’d need to import the sample data. To import the sample data manually, first go to the left sidebar (Dashboard), then choose Tools > Import > WordPress > “Install Now” (from the list), once you’ve clicked “Install Now” you’ll see the button changed to “Run Importer” click on it now. Then you will see the “Import WordPress” option which allows you to upload a .xml file from the Demo Content folder (file name: demo-content.xml) found inside the extracted folder that you get from the download theme package (a zip file).

Once you imported the demo-content, you’ll be presented with another screen where you’d need to select the user and checkmark download attachment, then finally click “Submit”. Check out the following screenshot.

N.B: Upon importing demo manually you need to set up the following things.

It’s an important part of the Mythos theme Installation process. First, you need to set your menu for the Primary Menu location. Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Menus, then click on Manage Locations and select/create your menu for the Primary Menu location. You can follow the below screenshot.

Mega Menu theme import (required)

Once you set the menu up, you need to configure the mega menu theme. To do so, go to Dashboard > Mega Menu > Themes. Find the “Import Theme” option and upload “estate.txt” found under “mega menu theme” folder.

Logo Centering (required)

Logo centering can be a tricky job. If you want to have your site logo in the center of your website menu as the theme demo. You can do the steps as shown in the following video.

Mega menu (required)

To enable the Mega menu feature for any menu item on the navbar, go to Dashboard > Appearance > Menus. Then click any menu item you like and configure the Mega menu. See the following video for a step by step guideline. And refer to WP Mega Menu Documentation to learn more.

Please note: you can use the WP Mega Menu Pro plugin without a license key for a year. To get premium supports and updates you need to buy the premium version.

Set Static Home Page (Required)

WordPress shows the latest blog posts by default on the front page. If you want to make it look like the demo Mythos site, then you need to set a static Home Page. To do so, navigate to Dashboard > Settings > Reading. On that page, choose “A static page” from the “Your homepage displays” section. From the drop-down list, select one page from the 5 Home page variations for Homepage and the page Blog for the Posts page.

Setup Permalink (Required)

Make sure to configure the permalink structure. By default, WordPress generates web URLs having question marks and lots of numbers in them; however, WordPress offers you the ability to create a custom URL structure for your permalinks and archives. This can improve the readability, usability, and forward-compatibility of your links.

From WP admin panel go to the following path Settings > Permalink then select “Post name” (or any other depending on your choice) as the permalink structure for your WordPress site.

Widgets Settings Import

Import Widget Setting Data: If you want to use the demo site widget settings on your website, we recommend to install and activate “Widget Settings Importer/Exporter” (found under Tools section) plugin which gives you the ability to import the demo widget settings, saved as a .json or .wie file type. The import will not overwrite any data currently within the sidebars but will increase the number of widgets.

Choose Tools > Widgets Setting Import then select data-widgets.wie file from Widget Data folder (found inside the Mythos theme package you’ve downloaded). Then click on “Import Widgets” Button.

If you want to remove any of the widgets, go to Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets. Select your desired widget and click Delete.

Qubley – Gutenberg toolkit

Since Mythos comes with Qubely – a futuristic Gutenberg blog plugin, you’ll see the Qubely settings on the left sidebar of your website. More setting regarding Qubely blocks will be available once a block is selected (in editing mood).

CSS Save Method: Since Qubely is all about design, it will be creating CSS code whenever you make any change. So to define the CSS saving method, go to Dashboard > Qubely Options > CSS Save Method.

  • Header: Selecting the Header option will save the CSS code internally in the head tag.
  • File System: To save your CSS code in an external style sheet, use this option.

Please note Qubely is an independent plugin, and more detail regarding this is available on a separate area of documentation.