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Theme Pluto Documentation

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File structure

Here is a list of files and folder you receive with a purchase of Theme Pluto:

Downloaded File

Theme Installation

In this section I will walk you through the process of Theme Pluto installation. In order to install the theme - you will need admin access to your wordpress site. It is very easy to install a theme and should not take you more then 10 minutes.

Installing your new theme

Video Tutorial:

Step by step guide:

  1. Unzip the archive file which you just downloaded from ThemeForest.
  2. Login to Wordpress admin for your website.
  3. Go to "Appearance" link in the side menu.
  4. Then click the "Add New" button (or the "Install Themes" for older versions).
  5. Click on the "Upload Theme" link
  6. Now click on the button which says "Choose File"
  7. Locate the file called and click "Install Now" button.
  8. Once the installation is complete - click the "Activate" link.
  9. Pluto requires some of the plugins to be installed in order for it to function. Just follow the prompts on the top of the screen and install and activate those plugins by clicking on "Begin Installing Plugins" link.
  10. Well done! You have successfully activated your new theme. You should see something like this on your screen:

Theme Customization

This theme is fully customizable, it comes with a powerfull admin framework which allows you to edit fonts, colors and many more just by using your mouse.

Changing color scheme

We have prepared multiple color schemes for you, you can select a color scheme and then adjust it by setting colors and fonts manually which will override default theme settings. Here we will cover how to change a color scheme.

Step by step guide:

Custom Fonts

Menu & Sidebar

On the menu and sidebar settings panel you can select where you want the menu and sidebar to appear: left, right or on top of the page. It is also an important piece of configuration because you set the logo and logo text for your website here. Just click on the image selector button and upload your logo.

NOTE: By default the menu is only visible on single post pages and full width index. If you want to make menu visible on your homepage - you have to go to "Options -> Menu/Sidebar" and check the checkbox which says "show sidebar on masonry page".

Navigation & Pagination

In this panel you can set the type of navigation you want to use for single posts and index pages.

Index Pages:
Single Pages:

Footer section is controlling the text which is being output in the footer of the website, as well as the google analytics tracking code.

Custom Colors (Easy Method)

You can change default colors of the theme by simply clicking the checkbox "Enable custom colors", after you click it you can see four tabs start to appear next to the current tab. These tabs control every piece of customization available.


Custom styles controlling body appearance of the website.


Custom styles controlling appearance of the side/top menu.


Custom styles controlling appearance of the sidebar.


Other color settigns.

Custom Colors (For Developers)

When you want to change appearance of your website beyong the setting in admin you can do so by modifying $scheme_vars array. Here is how you do it:


So let me give you an example: say you want to change a border styling for post, say you want to remove it completely. Here is what you have to do:

  1. Open "/inc/colors/default.php" file and search for a $scheme_vars[ 'postBorder' ] array key.
  2. Copy this line ( $scheme_vars[ 'postBorder' ] = '1px solid #d1d7dc'; )
  3. Paste it at the end of '/extend/custom_scheme_vars.php' file
  4. Change '1px solid #d1d7dc' to 'none' in the custom_scheme_vars.php file
  5. Save the file, and now the post border is gone :)

Note: Unless you set a "enable custom colors" in admin and tried to change the same element's style it will override whatever you put in custom_scheme_vars.php

Important!: Make sure you backup custom_scheme_vars.php on your computer after you've added your custom colors to it before you update the theme, and once you install an updated theme - just paste the file you saved back into the "extend" folder.


Make sure to backup both custom-styles.less and custom_scheme_vars.php before you re-install or update the theme. And paste them back in once you updated the theme.