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

WordPress Customizer

The customizer page is where you will find all the theme specific configuration, customization and featured content options. Within your WordPress admin, click "Appearance" and then "Customizer" to load the options page. There will be on screen descriptions and instructions for each option within the page explaining what the option is for and how to configure it. The customizer page and included options will most likely be different for each individual theme, but the concept is the same for all themes.

On Demand Header Area Setup

The header area in the On Demand theme features four elements: a logo (top left), a search box (opposite the logo), and navigation menu, and social media links.

Note: On Demand theme integrated with the WordPress theme Customizer (Appearance –> Customize), which allows you easy control over the theme options.

Header Image

To add a header image to On Demand, navigate to Appearance > Customize > Header Image, and select the ‘Add new image’ button to choose or upload a new header image. The image will appear to the top left of your site opposite the search box, and will hide the site title and tagline.

Header Search

The header search bar can be enabled or disabled under Appearance > Customize > General > ‘Enable Search Bar’

Navigation Menu

On Demand’s navigation menu can be setup under Appearance > Menus. The Codex has an informative article on setting up navigation menus, here: Appearance Menus Screen.

Social Media Icons

You can configure On Demand’s social media icons under Appearance > Customize > Static Front Page. The currently supported services are:

– Facebook
– Twitter
– Google Plus
– YouTube
– Vimeo
– Instagram
– Flickr
– RSS Feed

If there is a service you want to add but is not included in this list, please get in contact and we’ll be able to help.

On Demand Background

You can setup a background for the On Demand theme under Appearance > Customize > Background. Please see the Appearance Background Screen codex article for instructions on how to use a custom background image.

On Demand Homepage Setup

Setting the homepage template

To ensure that On Demand’s homepage template loads correctly, navigate to Appearance > Customize > Static Front Page, or Settings > Reading, and ensure that the ‘your latest posts’ option is selected.


The carousel on the homepage features posts from a selected category. To choose this category navigate to Appearance > Customize > Static Front Page and configure the ‘Carousel – Category’, the ‘Carousel Slide Number’ options (4 posts will display by default), and ‘Carousel Slide Speed’ options. Please keep in mind that you must upload a featured image to your posts before they will appear on the homepage, and that the images on the homepage are featured images, not automatically generated video thumbnails (although you can use a plugin like ‘Video Thumbnails’ to have a featured image automatically generated from a video).

Featured Categories

Immediately below the carousel is a section with 6 thumbnail images: each image is one category that can be selected under Appearance > Customize > Static Front Page > ‘Enable Featured Categories’, followed by the Featured Video #X (1 – 6) options.

Latest Posts

Finally, the homepage features posts from a selected category in a two column layout with sidebar, or three column layout if no widgets are added to your sidebar. The option to set this category is under Appearance > Customize > Static Front Page > ‘Latest Posts – Category’.

The following image shows the setup of the demo homepage.


On Demand Colors and Fonts

Site Colors
Under Appearance > Customize > Colors you can set your theme’s main colors, including (1) Header Text Color, which is the color of your site title and tagline (if not using a header image); Background color, which applies to your site background; Primary Site Color, for main fonts and links, and Secondary Site Color for various text like author meta text, footer meta text, etc.


On Demand doesn’t include any font options, because font options don’t belong in a theme. Instead we recommend the ‘Easy Google Fonts’ plugin (which will add a ‘Theme Typography’ option to your customizer panel). If you wanted to use a non-Google font, then please contact us and we’d be happy to provide directions if you weren’t sure how.

Setting up a Portfolio

You may following these steps:

  1. Create posts, set categories for these posts, add featured images, videos, etc.
  2. Create a new page, and set this page’s template to “Portfolio” (see attached screenshot)
  3. Navigate to Appearance –> Customize to select the Category/Categories that you would like to display on the Portfolio page that you’ve created (see second screenshot attached)
On Demand Footer

On Demand features meta / copyright information to the bottom left of the theme footer. You can add your own under Appearance > Customize > General > Footer Tagline.