Getting StartedBack to Top

First of all thank you very much for purchasing Folim. We've put a lot of hard work into it, and we hope you love it as much as we do. This document covers the installation, set up, and use of this theme, and provides answers and solutions to common problems. We encourage you to first read this document thoroughly if you are experiencing any difficulties before contacting our support team.


We love to hear your feedback - if you find any bugs or have suggestions for improvements please get in touch. Nearly all of the time we follow your advice and issue a rapid update for Folim.

Folim has many more customization options including typographic selectors, stylistic color pickers and other add-ons. And in addition to these fantastic features, you'll also receive dashboard one-click updates and access to world-class theme support by our team of in-house professional WordPress developers.

If you like our work, please rate it. If you’re about to rate it with less than 5 stars, please let us know the reason first and we will do our best to improve the theme. Thank you so much!

WordPress Information

Since WordPress is constantly being updated information about how to install WordPress may become out of date, so you always can read official guide here.

Below are all the useful links for WordPress information:

WordPress Upload

To upload through your Dashboard, select “Appearance” and then “Themes”. Next, select the “Install Themes” tab at the top of the page and then select the “Upload” link, right above the search field. Choose your file and select “Install Now”. Once the theme is fully uploaded and installed, click “Activate” to activate the WordPress theme.

The theme files will be stored on your server in the wp-content/themes location.

When uploading your theme with the installer, please ensure you are uploading the theme .zip file, not the entire package you downloaded. In this case, you will be uploading

If you try to install the wrong files, you will get the missing styles.css error. This is the most common error that means you are trying to install an incorrect package.

FTP Upload

To manually upload your new WordPress theme, login with your credentials to your website and locate the wp-content folder in your WordPress install files. Upload the un-zipped Folim folder into the: wp-content/themes folder.

Once uploaded, activate the theme by heading to the “Themes” menu in the WordPress Dashboard. Locate the Folim theme and hit “Activate”.

Theme Support

If you have a problem with the theme or found a bug, please let us know via our official Help Center. We take pride in our customer support and we will do what we can to assist you. If you are experiencing a theme issue, please first turn off all third party plugins to see if the problem persists.

Required PluginsBack to Top

Once your theme is installed, you will notice a message at the top of your dashboard prompting you to install certain plugins. To ensure that your site has all of the same functionality that you see in the demo, it’s important that you install and activate these plugins.

Demo ContentBack to Top

With Folim you have the possibility to import any of the demos with just ONE click.

Check these PHP config variables before demo import:

  1. post_max_size 512M
  2. upload_max_filesize 512M
  3. max_input_vars 5000
  4. max_execution_time 300
  5. max_input_time 300
  6. memory_limit 512M

Setup Wizard

Once your theme has been activated, you will see the next window. Just follow the steps of the setup wizard.

If you skipped Setup Wizard you can import Demo Content via One Click Demo Import plugin. (You should install this plugin from WP Repo)

Set a "Home" PageBack to Top

  1. Go to Appearance → Customize → Homepage Settings
  2. Under Your homepage displays choose A static page
  3. Click on the Homepage dropdown list and select the Home page you created as your static homepage
  4. Click on the Posts page page dropdown list and select the Posts page you created

TemplatesBack to Top

Folim has the following templates built into the theme and can be applied by creating and saving a page in WordPress.

Theme UpdatesBack to Top

Keep in mind that we provide lifetime updates and dedicated support in order to have no problems with the new versions of WP. Besides that, Folim offers new features in every new release. So please, stay updated.

Automatic Updates

When the theme update is available you will see the message in your admin panel.

Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades

  1. Install Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades plugin
  2. Download the from ThemeForest
  3. Go to Appearance → Themes
  4. Click on the Add New button at the top of the page
  5. Click on the Upload Theme button at the top of the page
  6. Select the file with the new theme version to install
  7. Click on the Install Now button


  1. Download the from ThemeForest and unzip it
  2. Access your server via FTP or SFTP (if you aren’t sure how usually your webhost will have instructions somewhere on their site)
  3. Browse to wp-content/themes/
  4. Delete and override the un-zipped folim folder

Envato Market

Envato released a plugin called Envato Market which can be used to manage all your themes and plugins purchased from ThemeForest and Codecanyon via your WordPress dashboard.

Please note that VLThemes is not responsible for content loss, database errors and such, which may happen to your WordPress install upon an incorrectly applied theme update.

Plugin UpdatesBack to Top

Your Folim WordPress Theme purchase includes 14 bundled plugins, three of which are required to be installed (Kirki, ACF Professional and Folim Helper Plugin).

How do I update the premium plugins?

  1. Go to Plugins Tab.
  2. Deactivate and Remove outdated plugins.
  3. Go to Appearance → Install Plugins.
  4. Install the latest version of that plugin.

Premium plugins cannot be activated with theme purchase code?!

Often users try to activate these plugins with theme purchase code which in fact won’t work. The reason is simple, Envato and plugin authors don’t allow to activate premium plugins using theme purchase code!

Each plugin has its own purchase code, and in order to activate the plugin, you need to purchase a copy for each of them.

Every theme in ThemeForest works this way with premium plugins. We are allowed to re-distribute these premium plugins with an extended license and limited rights.

Extended License covers: including the plugin in the theme, use the plugin and get the latest update via theme releases only. To get automatic updates, you need to purchase the plugin. If plugin author has made a “premium feature” that requires activation, it is not granted for Extended License owners to use it, but for individual users who purchase the respective plugin.

We provide recent version of each Premium Plugin. You can update them at any time.

TypographyBack to Top

This is a fully customizable font-related panel. You can change the fonts and their style according to your tastes/needs for almost every single individual case. The font-sections are divided in such way, so you can easily find the font you seek to customize.

Contact Form 7Back to Top

Contact Form 7 is our recommended form plugin for WordPress. It is a simple but powerful form creator for WordPress. Here we will show you how to use Contact Form 7 to create and edit a basic form.

After Contact Form 7 is installed, you will find a new menu item in your WordPress admin area called Contact, here is where your forms and created and edited. From the Contact main screen, you will see your first contact form, it`s usually a default form called Contact Form 1 OR if you have imported the demo data for Folim you may see a few forms that we have made specially for you.