More in-depth Creative Portfolio support documentation can be found directly on the demo site. If we’re missing something or you’re having trouble getting up and running with the theme, please contact us in the premium theme forum and we’ll be happy to assist.
Step 1: Build Your Home Page
The first and most important steps that you will need to take in order to use the front page template in Creative Portfolio are to create two pages, one for your home page and one for your updates page.
Launch the Customizer and click on the Static Front Page tab on the left.
Select the Static Page option, then choose your new page from the Front Page drop down. The preview window will display your newly selected page as the front page of your site. Select the updates from the Posts page dropdown.
Read the full tutorial on setting up your home page.
Step 2: Set up Featured Content
Read the full tutorial on setting up Featured Content.
Step 3: Upload Your Site Logo
A custom site logo is supported in Creative Portfolio. The maximum display dimensions for the logo are
500 pixels by
500 pixels. If you would like use a larger image, we suggest using the custom header functionality in the theme instead.
Read the full tutorial on setting up your site logo.
Step 4: Use Your Page Templates
Page templates are special pages that include additional features or custom layouts. Creative Portfolio comes with several custom page templates (listed below) to help you enhance your site, and we’re always adding more. Click on each page template title to learn more about it, and watch the quick video below to learn how to locate page templates from the Dashboard:
Read the full tutorial on page templates.
Step 5: Learn More
Creative Portfolio supports all of the most common theme features that you’ve become accustomed to on WordPress.com. You’ll find a table of contents of the most useful support documentation available to you for Creative Portfolio below. You can also hop over to the theme video tutorials and demos to get a better idea the theme in action.
Creative Portfolio supports up to two widgets areas: Primary Sidebar and Website Footer. Both the primary sidebar and website footer will be displayed on all pages of your website if you have manually added widgets into your site.
Two custom site navigation menus are supported by Creative Portfolio, Primary Menu and Secondary Menu. Your primary menu will appear at the top of your site and your secondary menu will appear at the bottom of your site.
Creative Portfolio was designed with a grid that has 12 columns and 11 gutters. Each column is approximately 89 pixels wide (max) and each gutter is 10 pixels wide (max). The maximum width that will be occupied by the theme content in Desktop views is 1180 pixels. In mobile views the grid will collapse and all columns will be set to 100%. See the Creative Portfolio grid in action.
We’ve written extensive documentation on comments, common page elements, readability, and more on the demo site for Creative Portfolio. Hop over to it to learn more about the theme and if you need help setting anything up, don’t hesitate to contact us in the premium theme forum.
Creative Portfolio for Self-Hosted Sites
Interested in using this theme on your self-hosted website? Click here.
The Professional Themes Support Policy
If you’re a WordPress.com user who has either purchased Creative Portfolio or subscribed to it via the Business plan and would like to use Guided Transfer or simply move to a self-hosted setup, you will need to obtain a self-hosted license.
Our policy for customers who move away from WordPress.com is that you will need to purchase the theme from us to use it on a self-hosted blog. Simply contact us with your details when you’re ready to move.
Note that if you are within the 30-day refund window for Creative Portfolio on WordPress.com then you can initiate a refund through your Dashboard and then purchase the theme for your self-hosted site.
If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact us.