Welcome to Press75’s Folio theme documentation page. Below you will find instructions and information on each of Folio’s theme elements.

These setup and usage instructions assume that you have working knowledge of the WordPress publishing platform, but if you are new to WordPress then we highly recommend reviewing the Getting Start with WordPress Codex article. If you have a question that’s not addressed in this documentation, then please feel free to send us a Support Request and we would be happy to help.

Sample Data and Child Theme Download

Use the links below to download the sample data file and child theme for this theme.

NOTE: WordPress does not provide import functionality for theme options, custom fields, required plugins or other settings. This means that even with the theme sample data file, you will still need to adjust your theme options and most likely add content according to the setup and usage instructions below. Download theme sample data file Download Child theme
Installing Your Theme

There are a number of ways to install a WordPress theme:

- WordPress admin
- Hosting control panel (cPanel used as a specific example)

The recommended installation method for most people is through the WordPress admin, though some theme updates may require the use of S/FTP or your hosting control panel. Instructions for all three options can be found in the Using Themes Codex article.

Managing Custom Menus

Modern WordPress themes include native custom menu support which allows you to configure your theme menus however you like in a convenient drag-and-drop interface. With a custom menu you can easily add custom links, pages, and categories to your navigation menu. Follow the instructions below for more information on how to create and mange custom menus.

  1. Log into your WordPress Admin (e.g. yoursite.com/wp-admin), and navigate to Appearance > Menus.
  2. By default your pages will be listed, so click 'create new menu' to begin setting up your menu
  3. On the left you will see options to add 'Pages', 'Custom Links', and 'Categories' to your menu.
  4. Once done, click 'Save Menu' to save your custom menu, then under 'Menu Settings' check the box beside your desired menu location.

For more information on custom menus please see the Appearance Menus Screen Codex article.

Initial Theme Setup

Our goal with Folio was to build an easy-to-setup theme so that you could focus on creating content and not setting up the theme. To this extent Folio’s setup is quite straightforward, with only one option that needs to be configured. That option is the ‘Your Latest Posts’ option found under Settings > Reading – make sure it is checked and that you are not using a static home page. With this set the correct homepage layout will load (the one that you see in the demo).

Please Note

Folio’s homepage will automatically populate as you publish posts, but to have your posts display it’s essential that you add a featured image to them. If you don’t assign a featured image your posts won’t show on the homepage until you do.

Theme Options

Folio’s theme options can be found under Appearance > Customize > Folio Customizer Options in your WordPress admin. Those options are:


Primary Site Color. This option will change the background of the header, body (behind the grid), and footer area.

Secondary Site Color. This option changes the color your site links (site title, navigation menu, etc.).

Filter Background Color. This option will allow you to set a background color for the grid filter area.


Custom Logo. Allows you to upload a custom logo (width of 80px, although this can be changed with some CSS) to the top left header area of the theme.

Custom Favicon. Allows you to upload your own site favicon.

Filter or Infinite Scroll

This checkbox allows you to enable the filter and disable infinite scroll, or disable the filter and enable infinite scroll. This is an option we’re in the process of re-working, so for the same layout as the demo check the box to enable the filter. (You will then need to navigate to Settings > Reading to increase your blog page setting from ’10’ to a high number like ‘999’).


Folio provides two ways to view pages: the first is an overlay on the home page, and the second is the traditional click to view a page on its own (away from the homepage). The Folio demo has the overlay option enabled. Note: Some shortcodes will not work when using the overlay option, so please be aware of this if you plan on using shortcode-heavy pages (in which case the ‘Standard’ option will likely serve you better).

Social Icons

Folio supports a set of social icons in the theme’s footer. The currently supported set of icons are:

– Facebook
– Twitter
– Behance
– Instagram
– Pinterest
– Vimeo
– YouTube
– Linkedin

When entering the link to your social media profile be sure to include the ‘http://’ or ‘https://’ protocol, or else your links will link back to your site, e.g. you might end up with something like press75.com/facebook.com/press75. If there is a social media icon that isn’t supported but you would like to use, then please send us an e-mail and we can add it in for you.


Simply, this allows you to enter your own copyright text in the theme’s footer. This will replace the default ‘Copyright 2016 by Press 75 · Folio – A WordPress Theme by Press75’ footer text.

Creating Posts With Galleries, Single Images & Video

Folio supports three post formats (in addition to the ‘Standard’ post type): Image, Gallery, and Video. To create a new post log into your WordPress admin, navigate to Posts > Add New, and then follow one of the directions below for the post type you want to create.

Image Post Type
  1. Add a title to your post.
  2. Upload a featured image.
  3. Select the ‘Image’ post type, add any categories or tags you want to add, and then publish your post.
Gallery Post Type
  1. Add a title to your post.
  2. Upload a featured image.
  3. Select the ‘Gallery’ post type, and add any categories or tags you want to add.
  4. Above the content editor, click the ‘Add Media’ button. Choose ‘Create Gallery’ within the pop-up dialog box and select the images you want. When finished, click the ‘Create a new gallery’ button. The next pop-up window will give you the option to add captions and other gallery settings, but please note that the gallery settings do not affect the images inside each gallery. Once complete, click the ‘Insert gallery’ button.
  5. Publish your post
Video Post Type
  1. Add a title to your post.
  2. Upload a featured image.
  3. Select the ‘Video’ post format, and add any categories or tags you want to add.
  4. Paste your Vimeo or YouTube URL (not the embed code) in the ‘YouTube or Vimeo URL’ meta box.
  5. Publish your post