Orchid Store Pro is a plugin and not a theme. Orchid Store Pro plugin extends the functionalities and features of Orchid Store, a WordPress theme. The main advantage of the plugin over a theme is that when switching between themes i.e. from free to pro versions, theme settings will change and have to re-configure all the settings. But by installing the plugin you’ll get extra features and functionalities without having a headache to re-configure every theme setting.
For most of the cases, you can look into Orchid Store documentation.
Since Orchid Store Pro is a plugin, we’ll follow steps that are different from installing a theme.
VIA WORDPRESS DASHBOARD:
You can install Orchid Store Pro via the WordPress admin dashboard. This will be the first process of installing Orchid Store Pro on your WordPress website. The instructions are as follows:
- Navigate to Plugins.
- Click on Add New button.
- Click on the Upload Plugin button. It will open the section below to upload the file.
- Click on the Choose File button and upload the .zip plugin file(Orchid Store Pro).
- Then click on the Install Now button.
- Once the installation is successfully completed, activate the plugin.
VIA FTP CLIENT:
- Login to your server’s file manager with an FTP client.
- Navigate to WordPress installation folder.
- Navigate to ../wp-content/plugins/ folder.
- Upload plugin folder with the FTP client into ../wp-content/plugins/ folder. Note: The plugin should be unzipped before uploading. If you’ve uploaded the zipped plugin file, you’ll have to unzip it.
- Login to WordPress dashboard & activate the plugin.
IMPORT DEMO DATA
Follow the same instructions as in Orchid Store Documentation to import demo contents.
Follow the same instructions as in Orchid Store Documentation to manage widgets.
There are 4 different additional widgets. There are extra layouts of OS: Banner, OS: Featured Product Categories, and OS: Recent Posts widgets.
OS: Featured Brands – This widget is used to list your associate brands or companies.
OS: CTA – This widget serves as Call To Action.
OS: Testimonial – This widget is used to showcase your customer’s testimonial.
OS: Products Three Columns – This widget is used to display products of three different product categories.
OS: Recent Posts
OS: Featured Product Categories
Although most of the header options are the same, Orchid Store Pro has newer pro options for the header. Orchid Store Pro has a new header layout, advanced color options and typo options for the header.
Navigate to Appearance > Customize > Header to play with advanced header options.
CUSTOMIZER: OPTIONS & SETTINGS
In the customizer, there are advanced options are added. You’ll find the advanced color and advanced typography options in most of the sections in customizer.
Navigate to Appearance > Customize, and configure front-end sections with available options. Or you can try customizer options from our demos. Click here to see customization options in a live demo.
If you’re having difficulty with the theme and documentation is not helping you, you can drop your questions and queries on our Support Forum or through the support page. We will try our best to get back to you within 24 hours.