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This is the “Anarcho Notepad” theme instructions page. We have tried our best to keep it as simple as possible. If you think it can be made even simpler let us know we will be glad to change it. Let’s start!

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Installation

Install “Anarcho Notepad” theme just as you would any other WordPress theme.

There are three methods to install the theme. You can install it directly from the WordPress Admin Area, or you can install it manually by first downloading the theme.

Automatic installation (via WordPress Admin Area):

To install the theme automatically (from the WordPress Admin Area), please perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to Admin Area of your WordPress website.
  2. Go to Appearance -> Themes.
  3. Click the Add New button.
  4. Type Anarcho Notepad in the search field and press Enter.
  5. From the results, hover the mouse over the Anarcho Notepad theme and click on the Install button. Wait a few seconds until the theme is installed.
  6. Hover the mouse over the “Anarcho Notepad” theme title or preview image and click the Activate button to activate the theme.
  7. Go to Appearance -> Customize for further customization of the theme.

Semi-automatic installation (via WordPress Admin Area):

To install the theme semi-automatically (from the WordPress Admin Area), please perform the following steps:

  1. Download the ZIP archive with this theme to your computer. After downloading you should have a ZIP archive called anarcho-notepad.1.0.zip. This is a compressed file containing all the folders and files required for the theme to function properly.
  2. Log in to Admin Area of your WordPress website.
  3. Go to Appearance -> Themes.
  4. Click Add New -> Upload Theme -> Choose File, and browse the ZIP archive with the theme. Click the Install Now button. Wait a few seconds until the theme is installed.
  5. Hover the mouse over the “Anarcho Notepad” theme title or preview image and click the Activate button to activate the theme.
  6. Go to Appearance -> Customize for further customization of the theme.

Manual installation (via FTP access)

To install the theme manually (by simply uploading all files via FTP or SFTP), please perform the following steps:

  1. Download the ZIP archive with this theme to your computer. After downloading you should have a ZIP archive called anarcho-notepad.1.0.zip. This is a compressed file containing all the folders and files required for the theme to function properly.
  2. Unzip the ZIP archive with this theme on your computer. You’ll get the folder anarcho-notepad.

    You need to preserve the directory structure in the archive when extracting these files.

  3. Access your server via FTP or SFTP.

    If you aren’t sure how usually your web hosting provider will have instructions somewhere on their website.

  4. Browse to the directory wp-content/themes/.

    Please contact your web hosting company to get help if you can’t find this folder.

  5. Upload the theme folder anarcho-notepad from step 1. Wait for the uploading to complete, it may take several minutes. Once the upload complete, the theme should be in wp-content/themes/anarcho-notepad/ on your server.
  6. Log in to Admin Area of your WordPress website.
  7. Go to Appearance -> Themes.
  8. Hover the mouse over the “Anarcho Notepad” theme title or preview image and click the Activate button to activate the theme.

    Note: If the theme preview is blank, do not activate the new theme without investigating further. Your website may not be displayed correctly, otherwise.

  9. Go to Appearance -> Customize for further customization of the theme.

Update theme to new release

The “Anarcho Notepad” theme can be updated to new release from the WordPress Admin Area just as you would any other WordPress theme.

We have three types of updates:

  • Adding new features - We add new features to the theme whenever we have a new cool feature requests by our customers, as well as our team.
  • Code improvement - This makes the theme more stable and faster, and also improves security.
  • Solving bugs or issues - If any bugs or issues appear due to browser updates or WordPress version changes, we make sure to update the theme ASAP to keep you and visitors of your website safe.

Regardless of the type of updates, they should be applied as soon as conveniently possible.

Update via FTP or SFTP:

You do not need to install updates manually, but if you want, you can.

To update the theme manually (by simply overriding all files via FTP or SFTP), please perform the following steps:

  1. Download the ZIP archive with the new version of this theme to your computer. After downloading you should have a ZIP archive called anarcho-notepad.1.0.zip. This is a compressed file containing all the folders and files required for the theme to function properly.
  2. Unzip the ZIP archive with the new version of this theme on your computer. You’ll get the folder anarcho-notepad.

    You need to preserve the directory structure in the archive when extracting these files.

  3. Access your server via FTP or SFTP.

    If you aren’t sure how usually your web hosting provider will have instructions somewhere on their website.

  4. Browse to the directory wp-content/themes/.

    Please contact your web hosting company to get help if you can’t find this folder.

  5. It’s best to have a backup, so download the theme folder anarcho-notepad to your computer.
  6. Upload the theme folder anarcho-notepad from step 2, with replacing the current folder of the theme. Wait for the uploading to complete, it may take several minutes. Once the upload complete, the theme should be in wp-content/themes/anarcho-notepad/ on your server.

    Important! Sometimes files are deleted inside the theme folder so make sure that your program is deleting all files and uploading the new ones when it overrides instead of simply “updating newer files”. It can cause issues if you have files on your server inside the theme folder that are no longer used in the theme itself.

Note! After you are done updating a theme please also clear your website and browser cache to prevent errors (this should be done when updating any theme or plugin).

Customization

To customize “Anarcho Notepad” using the built in options, “Anarcho Notepad” should already be active:

  1. Log in to Admin Area of your WordPress website.

  2. Go to Appearance -> Customize.

  3. A page explaining the options will be displayed. Select the desired options.

  4. Click the Publish button to publish your changes.

Manual customization

Please use a child theme for the manual customization of the theme. You do not even need to create a child theme by yourself, we already did it for you. You can download it there.

A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes allow you to modify, or add to the functionality of that parent theme. A child theme is the best, safest, and easiest way to modify an existing theme, whether you want to make a few tiny changes or extensive changes. Instead of modifying the theme files directly, you can install a child theme and override within.

Why use a Child Theme? Here are a few reasons:

  • If you modify an existing theme and it is updated, your changes will be lost. With a child theme, you can update the parent theme (which might be important for security or functionality) and still keep your changes.
  • It can speed up development time.
  • It’s a great way to get started if you are just learning WordPress theme development.

You can read more about child theme in the Codex.

More help & support

If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this documentation, please read the Frequently Asked Questions. If you still can’t find an answer to your enquiry, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to help you out.