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Welcome to Handmade Documentation

Handmade - Shop WordPress WooCommerce Theme

Thank you for purchasing our theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this documentation, please feel free to us via email. Thanks so much!

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FIRST, Handmade is a Wordpress theme and must installed into a Wordpress framework, so make sure you have already installed Wordpress 3.9 or higher. If you haven't already done this, go to Wordpress.org for a free download and installation.

Download Handmade Theme

Get the Handmade Theme installation package from your account(after login on Themeforest.net) at downloads page and save it to your computer.

Upload Handmade Theme to your hosting

You can upload the Handmade file:

1. Via Wordpress - Log into your Wordpress site via url http://yourdomain/wp-admin:
Step 1 - Login to your Wordpress Dashboard


When you get to your Dashboard, scroll down the left sidebar to the Appearance Panel and hover or click on "Appearance". You will be able to see the sub-menu in the picture below:

Step 2 - Go to Appearance > Themes. Click the Add New button or Add new theme link. (check screenshot below)


Click "Themes" as above image and will see an "Add New" button.


Step 3 - Click on the Upload Theme button. Locate "Handmade.zip" and click Install Now.

Click "Add New" button, then click on "Upload Theme"


Click "Browse" and find the Handmade.zip file location on your computer.


NOTE: Some webservers have a limitation for the maximum allowed size of files being uploaded to them and that value may be exceeded by the theme file. If that is the case you can receive an error that states: The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini. or Are you sure you want to do this? Please try again. If you get any of these errors please increase the values of upload_max_filesize and post_max_size directives in your php.ini file to 20M or follow the Installation via FTP section described below.

Now you just have to click Install Now and wait for your theme folder to be uploaded and unzipped. The process might take some minutes, so please be patient.

Click on the Activate button to activate Handmade. Congratulations, you have now activated Handmade! You can now proceed with Handmade's Plugin Installation.

For more information go to: Installing Plugins

2. Uploading Via Filezilla

(SKIP THIS STEP if you have already successfully uploaded Handmade theme via Wordpress) - Now you will learn how to upload your files using the Filezilla client.

First, BACKUP YOUR FILES! Should do it before set up anything, this is always the safest.

Next, download and install the Filezilla Client from http://filezilla-project.org/

Now OPEN FILEZILLA to see this window:


Fill in your FTP information, like in the image below:


Click "QUICK CONNECT", here is screen after login:


Use the right side panel to navigate to the Worpdress theme folder on your server. In the example above, the Worpdress theme folder is public_html/wp-content/themes/. However, not all web hosting have public_html, it may have a different name in your server.

After you get to the Wordpress theme folder, use the left side panel to locate where you extracted the theme folder from the downloaded zip file into. In this example, the theme folder is on the desktop.

Drag it into your web hosting:


Note: you may be asked if you want to overwrite files and/or folder. Tick the option to "Always use this action" and click on "Ok", then wait until all files have been uploaded.

Install Handmade Theme

If you chose to upload Handmade with Wordpress uploader(via step 1 above), then wait for the notice below to appear and then click the link "Activate".


In cases where you uploaded the files with other FTP tools, open the Wordpress dashboard and navigate to Appearance>>Themes. You can activate Handmade from the theme choices there.


Once your theme is installed you will get a prompt at the top of your Dashboard that will ask you to install Fortuna's plugins. The Theme requires only Handmade Portfolio Envato WordPress Toolkit, Handmade Framework Visual Composer plugins in order to operate, but it recommends the installation of YITH WooCommerce Wishlist, YITH Woocommerce Compare for Woocommerce, Revolution Slider, Contact Form 7,WP Mail SMTP,WP User Avatar Custom Post Template plugin and WordPress Importer as well. Read more on the separate plugins in the Plugins section.

Install Handmade Required Plugins

All plugins required have been zipped/already into your download package, so you only need to do is click on the "Begin installing plugins".

You should be navigated to the Install Required Plugin page, which shows a plugin list similar to this:

Step 1: Plugin selected from the list ( recommended select all Plugin )
install plugins

Next, Click on the checkbox beside "Plugin" label to select all plugins in the list.

install check list

Then choose "Install" from the drop-down list at the top and then click "Apply".

Step 2: Install Required Plugins
install action

The installing process status will be shown in your browser. It may takes a few minutes, so please be patient. After sucessfull, your screen like that

install plugins

When the notice "All installations have been completed" appears, click on the "Return to Required Plugins Installer" link to turn back to the plugin list.

Step 3: Active Plugins
install plugins

Next, click on the box beside the Plugin label again to select all plugins and choose Activate this time as image below.

active all required plugins active all required plugins

Now, we are ready to proceed to 3.2 One Click Install Demo Data or 3.3 Build Pages Custom or IV. BUILD PAGES IN Handmade.

One Click Install Demo Data

With Handmade, you can build a functioning website just by clicking a button and install our demo data or click 3.3 Build Page Custom to step by step. Your Handmade installation will be set up with what we have on our demo website, and you can use it as a template to develop your own website.

PLEASE SET VALUE FOR VARIABLES BELOW IN PHP.INI/.USER.INI/.htaccess or some where(you ask your hosting provider) BEFORE DO “One Click Install Demo Data” function:
1. What version php do you using? If lower 5.4, please update to 5.4 or greater.
2. Check your folder theme has permission create/write file? if not, please set permission for it.
3. Did you set variables?
memory_limit = 128M
4. Make sure directory: Handmade\assets\data-demo\log has permission can create/write file.
5. Make sure can create directory "uploads" on [your_website_directory]\wp-content\uploads and can create files in it.

Step 1: Go to Appearance >> Install Demo Data

Import Demo Content in One Click

Step 2: Start Install Demo Data

Then choose "Install" demo data you want:

choose install demo data

choose install demo data

The progressing would be displayed on import status bars so you will know when it is finished and your data is ready.

Import Status Bars

DONE. Now, you can visit your website to view demo.

Build Pages Custom

In this case, you don't want use function 3.2 One Click Install Demo Data, you can use IV. BUILD PAGES IN Handmade to build or you can build page custom! Click 3.3.1 Create A New Page to start.

Create A New Page

You can create any number of pages with content. Our theme includes several page templates to choose from, and you will need to choose the page template that suits your needs. All of this is done in the pages section of your WordPress admin.

If you DID NOT One Click Install Demo Data, you will need to MANUALLY CREATE your Home and other pages. Here’s how to build it:

Step 1 – Navigate to Pages in your admin sidebar and click Add New option.

Step 2– Input a new name for your page, and click "BACKEND EDITOR"(must installed)Visual Composer plugins).

Step 2.1 – Don't click "BACKEND EDITOR": only input content to area 3 then go to Step 3

Step 2.2 – Click "BACKEND EDITOR": screen see below

Step 3 – Set your Parent page. It’s usually set to No Parent. Step 4 – Set your page template from the Template dropdown list. It’s usually set to Default Template>

Step 5 – Content for your page goes in the editing field, use the Visual or Text editor. Page content is mainly built using Shortcodes. See the Shortcodes section for how to use them. You can also use our demo content, see the corresponding section of this document for the demo code of each page.

Build Pages in Handmade

Handmade uses Visual Composer as its visual page builder, you can take full control over your WordPress site and build any layout you can imagine with drag and drop page builder plugin – no programming knowledge required.

If you DID NOT One Click Install Demo Data, you will need to MANUALLY CREATE your Home and other pages. Here’s how to build Handmade pages:

Building Homepage

Building your Home page:

Now you can start fiddling with Visual Composer to build your home page with any design that you like.

In case you don't have time for experience with it, you can switch to "Classic Mode" and use one of the shortcode sets provided below to build your frontshop based on one of the pre-made home page we offer.

To create a page similar to Homepage in our the demo, choose the Classic Mode and switch to the Text tab, then paste this code into the content of your page:

Shortcode set for Home 1

Shortcode set for Home 2

Shortcode set for Home 3

Shortcode set for Home 4

Shortcode set for Home 5

Shortcode set for Home 6

Shortcode set for Home 7

Shortcode set for Home 8

For a further understanding on these shortcodes and what they do, please visit Handmade Demo page.

Building OnePage

NOTE: Handmade don't build example page for ONEPAGE, but can do that, please contact us if need help!

Recently OnePage sites has become a trend, and Handmade can help you do it easily. You just have to create a Menu with Links as items.

After that, any where want menu link to section, please edit row by Visual Composer and type id on field: Row ID

Setup Home Page Slider

After setting up the homepage, you need to setup the slider for homepage to make it display the same as in live preview.

The download package contains the exported slider (Revolution Slider) that can be used as your slider template. Please follow the steps below to import it to your shop:

  • Go to "Revolution Slider"
  • Click "Import Slider" button
  • When a popup appear, click "Browse" and select one of zip sliders(these files include in main file downloaded) file.
  • Click "Import Slider" button to start import the selected slider
  • Repeat the steps to import all

Please note that these steps are to set up slider for homepage the same as in live demo. If you want to make your own slider, please follow the official Slider Revolution document.

Parallax Effect

To add Parallax scrolling effect for a Row while editing with Visual Composer, simply check Set parallax effect of your Row.

Next, select Design Options tab then select Background Image.

Mega Custom Menu

We use XMENU, please visit Document XMENU for further details.

Contact Form

You can do step by step as image below to build contact form

Add New Contact Form

You can visit Contact Form 7 Plugin to further details.

Or copy and paste content below to Form field(see image above)

Contact 01

Contact 02

Value Content Contact Us

Value Content Contact Me

Created New A Post

Creating Posts with Fortuna is pretty straightforward. Follow the steps below to create your own Posts now.

Step 1- Go to Posts > Add New in your Dashboard.

Step 2- Enter your Post Title at the top of the Edit page.

Step 3- Enter your Post content.

Step 4- Select Post Format, Category, Tags and other meta data if you want it.

Step 5- Upload a Featured Image for this Post.

Step 6- Click on Publish/Update button.

Handmade Options

By clicking on the "Theme Options" menu, you'll be able to change all template specific settings.

General Settings

"General Settings" tab is divided into a few sections. Asides from the Install Demo Data section mentioned above, there are a few important sections for you to customize your layout.

You can upload this Logo on your server, or just paste an URL into the Logo box

1. Pre-Loading display

2. On/Off smooth scroll

3. Panel Selector display

4.Back to top

Maintenance Mode

"Maintenance Mode" use for update/maintenance website. Can choose custom page or default(basic)


"Performance" use on/off js & css for faster loading page

Custom Favicon

Have many options for each devices/screen, view on image to further more details.

404 Setting

You can input information, background for 404 page with out install plugins.

Frontend display

Pages Setting

Archive Setting

Single Blog Setting

Header Custom Setting

Mobile Header Setting

Styling Options

User can custom and change many options color on website.

Font Options

User can choose from many font style.

Social Profiles

These options are for a box that enable people to share your blog content on various social networks which automatically shows up under the content blog posts, an important function that helps promoting your site. You can also check the options to decide which network they are allowed to share the content of your website on. You can also turn off all options if you don't want your content to be shared at all.

Handmade is fully compatible with Woocommerce so you can start your online shop with it in a matter of minutes. All you need to do is install Woocommerce plugin, setup your products and start selling!

Woocommerce Settings

Archive Product Layout

Single Product Layout

Custom Post Type

Users can disable the custom post types used within the theme here, by checking the corresponding box. Settings many options for them, also.

Portfolio Settings

Resources Options

Resources options let you utilize boostrap elements to style your store quick and easily.

Custom CSS & Script

In case you want to add new CSS class or JS to your website, add it in this text box. This will add/overwrite the theme CSS,JS, so please be careful!

Import Options

You can back up the options you chose here and restore them later, in case you want to fiddle with it. You can even swap data between different installations by pasting the text in the box under Transfer Theme Options Data and click Import Options button.

Contact Forms Settings
Settings For Send Mail

You can visit WP Mail SMTP Plugin to further details.

Setting a static page as Home

If you installed the Demo Content, you don’t need to create a new Home Page, you just need to choose from the list Home Pages that were automatically created from the demo content, following these steps:

  • Go to Settings > Reading
  • For Front page displays, select A static page (select below)
  • Choose either Home 1, Home 2..ect in list from the dropdown for Front page(Image below is example demo, not in Handmade)
  • Click Save Changes

Save all your changes!

Import Demo Content

If you are new to WordPress and have problems with setting up the theme you might want to import the demo content file that comes with the theme. The following actions will import some dummy posts and pages from the live preview:

  • Go to menu Tools > Import
  • Select WordPress from the list
  • If you haven't installed the WordPress import plugin, a popup window will appears and ask you to install it. Just click Install Now. When the installation progress is completed, click Activate Plugin & Run Importer. If you have installed this plugin, skip to next step.
  • Click Browse and select demo-content.xml file from Handmade.zip package theme, path: Handmade\assets\data-demo\demo-data.xml
    Path above may be not correct, so please ask us if need
  • Click Upload file and import
  • When you are asked to import author, you can create new author or import to existing author. You also should check the Download checkbox and import file attachments.


Select WordPress from the list


Continue with steps in image

Continue with steps in image


Display asked to import author, selected and continue


Completed step above, go to 3. Setup Home Page Slider and do it.

After completing all above steps, open frontend link(Home 1) to see the pages imported to make, look like below is ok


If you don't want to use the demo content pack, you can read the instructions on how to work with our theme built-in Page Builder below to make your own pages.


Handmade provide some custom post types for user, please check below for details.

Our Team

Our Team posttype

Add New Our Team

Our Team is the custom post type to introduce the staff in your organization to the customer. Posts from this type are built with special metaboxes for extra staff information.

Our Team posttype

Our Team Category

Our Team Categories

Our Team Setting

Display our team shortcode on frontend


Portfolio posttype

Add New Portfolio

Handmade provide post type Portfolio to create 1 or more portfolio for your website

Portfolio posttype

Portfolio Categories

Portfolio posttype

Portfolio Settings

Display Portfolio shortcode on fronten

Portfolio Setting

Thank you for purchasing our theme.
If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this documentation, please feel free to us via email g5plus@outlook.com.
Or create topic here: http://support.g5plus.net.
Thanks so much!