Getting Started

Quick start guide

  1. Install and activate the Creatista theme.
  2. Configure Jetpack plugin that comes with the theme: connect it to (optional).
  3. Turn on all needed Jetpack features via Jetpack → Settings.
  4. Set up the front page.
  5. Add projects via Jetpack Portfolio.
  6. Add your portfolio/individual projects to the front page.
  7. Customize website identity (logo, tagline), and menus.
  8. Add your projects to inner site pages.
  9. Set up the blog.


To instal the Creatista theme, follow these steps:

  1. In your WordPress admin panel, go to Appearance → Themes and click the Add New button.
  2. Click Upload Theme, Browse and Choose File; then select the theme’s ZIP file. Click Install Now.
  3. Click Activate to use your new theme.
  4. Install required plugins (you’ll be offered to install them).
  5. Configure Jetpack plugin – connect it to via WordPress dashboard (optional).

Note: we recommend using child theme creatista-child that comes in the theme package (downloadable files) for your custom modifications. This will help you keep your content despite main theme updates.

Import sample data from xml file

Find manual-install zip archive that comes in the theme package (downloadable files). Extract files if needed.

  1. Install WordPress if you have not already done that.
  2. Add the theme via FTP or by uploading it via WordPress Dashboard.
  3. Activate the theme and install required plugins (Jetpack).
  4. Connect Jetpack to (optional).
  5. Activate other Jetpack modules like ‘Contact Form’ following this URL
    (replace your_website_url with your domain name).
  6. Navigate to Dashboard → Tools → Import and click on the ‘Run Importer’ link. You may need to install WordPress importer first by pressing ‘Install Now’ under WordPress label.
  7. Click ‘Browse’ button and select creatista.wordpress.theme.xml
  8. Click ‘Upload file and import’.
  9. Select ‘Download and import file attachments’.
  10. Click ‘Submit’.
  11. Wait until the import is complete.
  12. Navigate to Dashboard → Settings → Reading Settings. Set up your home page.
  13. Proceed to other theme settings in the documentation.

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