Hi there! Thank you once again for purchasing Rome Theme.

While installing the item or using it, if you need any help, please open a support question at withemes.ticksy.com.

1/ Install Theme

Before installing Rome theme, you have to install WordPress. To install WordPress, please check this codex page: https://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

There’s two ways installing Rome theme.

Method 1: Install Rome from WP backend.

We suppose that you’ve logged into your WP backend.

  • Step 1: Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Themes
  • Step 2: Click “Add New” then click “Upload Theme”
  • Step 3: Upload rome.zip file then click “Activate”.
  • Step 4: Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Install Plugins to install necessary plugins.

Method 2: Install The Fox Theme via FTP.

We suppose that you have knowledge about FTP. FileZilla is a free FTP software you can learn more about it here.

  • Step 1: Unzip your download package from withemes, you’ll see a folder “rome”.
  • Step 2: Upload folder rome to ROOT_FOLDER/wp-content/themes/ directory on your server and wait for uploading process completed.
  • Step 3: Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Themes, you’ll see Rome theme there. Click activate the theme.
  • Step 4: Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Install Plugins to install necessary plugins.

2/ Import Demo

Rome comes with One-click import demo. Please visit Dashboard > Appearance > Import Demo Data click Import to start importing process. Please double check that:

  • You have installed all neccessary plugins in Appearance > Install Plugins menu (once you installed all, that menu will disappear)
  • You have a generally-good server configuration to run the import. Please visit Dashboard > Tools > Site Health > Info > Server to check and make sure that you have PHP time limit at least 300, PHP post max size 30MB.

3/ Customize Theme (Theme Options)

Rome uses Live Customizer, a native option panel from WordPress. You can can all available theme options in Dashboard > Appearance > Customize.


Header section allows you to enable / disable header search, social icons and select text logo or image logo.

To set up header navigation, please go to Dashboard > Appearance > Menus, create any menu and assign it as Primary.

To set up header social icons, please go to Dashboard > Appearance > Menus, create any menu and assign it to Social Icons. Theme automatically turns any facebook.com link into facebook icon, twtitter.com link into twitter icon and so on.

Here you can set up footer logo, background, write your own copyright text and enable / disable footer social icons or scroll up link.

Note that, if you wanna set up footer widgets, please go to Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets and drop your widgets in to Footer Sidebar. In our demo, we used (Rome) Instagram widget in this area.

Before Blog

There’re 2 sections before your blog:

1/ The Intro Area

  • Step 1: Please create a new page, name it “Marry – Coffee Addict”, fill it with text content and set the featured image as the girl image you see on Rome demo front page.
  • Step 2: Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Intro and select that page as intro page.

2/ The 4 featured post grid.

This is actually a widget. You can go to Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets and drop (Rome) Post Grid widget into Before Blog Sidebar. “Featured” is a category, you can select to display posts from any category you want.


Here you can control main blog sidebar left/right or fullwidth blog. All other options are obvious.

Please note that if you wanna control number of posts to show on front page, you must go to Dashboard > Settings > Reading.

Single Post

Options here to control each individual single post.

Please mind 3 more things:

  • Author box is enabled but it’s shown up only if author has a description.
  • If your blog has only 1 category, it won’t show up. Categories only show up when you have at least 2 categories in your blog.
  • Below each post editor, there’s a section called “Post Settings”. There you can control your post layout, sidebar state etc.


Here you can control body, heading and navigation fonts. Default settings:


Here you can control theme accent color, site width (1170px by default), site border (width and its color), background, selection color.


Mixed options for page sidebar, twitter username or if you wanna exclude pages from search result.

Post/Page Options

You can find each post / page option below each post / page right below the editor.

With those settings, you can control sidebar state (left, right, none) for each individual post / page.

Post Format

To enable video posts, audio posts or gallery posts, please select corresponding post format and enter things into Format Options.

Contact Page

  • To set up a contact page, please install Contact Form 7. This is the most popular contact form for WordPress. You can also install it in Dashboard > Appearance > Install Plugins.
  • Create any page (Dashboard > Pages > Add New), name it Contact Me (or whatever).
  • Create a contact form in Dashboard > Contact > Add new.
  • Copy the form shortcode into your page. It looks like: [contact-form-7 id="60" title="Contact form 1"]

Subscribe Form

  • Rome uses Mailchimp For WP plugin to create a subscribe form. You can also install it in Dashboard > Appearance > Install Plugins.
  • Go to Dashboard > Mailchimp For WP menu and enter your API key. See plugin page for detailed documentation where to find my API key.
  • You can drag & drop Mailchimp widget in any sidebar in Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets.

Translate your theme

There’re 2 methods:

Method 1: Use a plugin such as Loco Translate (or any translation plugin) and follow its instruction.

Method 2: Manual translate your theme:

Rome includes rome.pot file in rome/languages/ foler (you’ll find it once unzip rome.zip). Open it with some Translation software, say POEdit. Translate all words you need and save 2 files *po and *mo as suitable names. For example, if you want to translate to Germany, save your files as de_DE.po and de_DE.mo. See Installing WordPress In Your Language for more details about file name.

Open file wp-config.php in your WordPress root folder and looking for the line define(‘WPLANG’, ”); Replace ” by the language you want. See Installing WordPress in Your Language for more details.

Support and Updates

Thank you once again for purchasing Rome. If you have any issue while using the item, you can access withemes.ticksy.com to open a support ticket. We’ll present and resolve them shortly.

You’ll be notified by email when the theme has new version. You can go to My Purchases page to download your new version and update it.