PokemGO theme documentation

To make your experience pleasant, we've added as much info as needed in this documentation. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this documentation, please acces our Support Center
Also, feel free to suggest any new features you may want in this theme and we will consider adding it for the next theme updates. Once you have purchased this theme you would have full access to all upcoming theme updates.


Documentation is related to this particular theme and explains how to setup and use most of its specific options and features. If you are not familiar with using WordPress itself, we would like to provide some resources intended for users who are new to WordPress but it may also be useful for the more experienced users.

WordPress presentation

WordPress Codex information

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Other resources

Here we will present you the recommended configuration under which the PokemGO theme would work perfectly. Those are not absolute values, the theme performance depends on many factors like the host performance, server configuration and the number of visitors.

Server requirements

  • WordPress 4.0 or later
  • Apache (not tested on Nginx)
  • php.ini memory limit: 40MB (recommended: 64M)
  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater (recommended: PHP 5.4 or greater)
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater (recommended: MySQL 5.5 or greater)

For optimal performance the server requires some settings to be made, the optimizations include:

  1. Choose a good hosting service - choosing a good web hosting will increase your website performance.
  2. Use a cache plugin – we recommend WP Super Cache
  3. Enable compression on your website - less time to load your pages, and less bandwidth used over all.
  4. Use P3 Plugin Profiler to see which plugins are slowing down your site. Some poorly coded plugins may impact your site performance.

Hosting requirements

If WordPress performs fine on your host, the theme should too. Hosting performance is depended on your WordPress configuration, plugin configuration and general OS configuration. Also a CDN solution like Cloud Flare should help a lot.


WordPress Theme Manager

FTP Upload - Recommended

If you have existing content and featured images, you will have to install Regenerate Thumbnails plugin and run it from Tools > Regen. Thumbnails

Regenerate Thumbnails This plugin will help you a lot when you are switching to a new WordPress theme and you already have a website with existing content. You should actually use it for any new theme. You just need to run this plugin once and it will (re)generate all your uploaded image sizes to match your new theme layout. That way your theme will use proper and optimized image sizes and it will improve website performance significantly.

The PokemGO theme has a awesome feature that allows you to drag and drop the desired block to easy build your header with few clicks.

Using Sliders

You can display sliders on your Home Page in 2 ways:

The Modular Slider can dispay animatied slider using Slider Revolution shortcode in Slider Shortcode field.

Shortcode Block

Drag and drop the Shortcode Block to the right side then add the Slider Revolution shortcode or any other slider that use shortcodes.

Add Slider Revolution using Visual Composer


PokemGO theme provides great possibilities using Visual Composer plugin and our custom modules.


Before to begin...

Since using a "One Click Demo" feature may fail on some cheap shared hosting servers, we chose to help you build your home page to looks like our demo using just a few clicks, as follow:

How to add Hero Header and Homepage Slider blocks:

After importing Revolution Slider files homepage.zip and pokemgo-blocks-slider.zip, you can add them as is shown in images above:

Hero Header block:

Homepage Slider block:


Now, your Homepage should looks like our demo site!

Besides standard WordPress widgets, PokemGO theme provides several additional custom made widgets. Widgets that are built-in into this theme have [TD] prefix. The TD prefix comes from TiguanDesign

To manage widgets, go to Appearance - Widgets as shown on image below.

Sticky Sidebar

To enable sticky sidebar just drag the desired widget to the Sticky Sidebar.

To display an AD on the Sticky Sidebar, you can use either the Text widget or WP QUADS plugin:

Before updating your theme it's strongly recommended to BACK UP YOUR THEME OPTIONS as shown below, otherwise you theme options will be lost:

Before you update, it is best practice to:

You can update the theme manually or automatically:

Updating manually:

Updating automatically:

You can translate your theme using .pot file and Poedit software or using our built-in translator.

Translation using .pot file and Poedit software:

For all those who prefer translation with files included into theme we recommend to use .pot file.

  1. Download the PO edit free software from here http://www.poedit.net/
  2. Navigate to your theme folder pokemgo/languages
  3. Using Poedid software, open pokemgo.pot file
  4. Translate/change words in any language you want, then save the file to your hard drive changing its name according to your language code, e.g. for the French – Français you must save it as fr_FR.po Please make sure that you have selected All files on save, so the software will generate a .mo file too, which also need to be renamed according to your language code.
  5. Navigate to your main WordPress directory, open wp-config.php and search for:
define(‘WPLANG’, '');

Change it according to your language code and files you’ve just saved with poedit, e.g. for the French – Français you must add:

define(‘WPLANG’, 'fr_FR');

Another example: for the Portuguese spoken in Brazil you must add:

define(‘WPLANG’, 'pt_BR');

Once you’ve added your language code, save the wp-config.php file. That’s all!

Translation our built-in translator:

If you don`t want to play with above files and prefer much easier and faster way to translate your theme we recommend to use our built-in translator. This tool is in Theme options > Translation:

RTL Version

For languages that read from right-to-left unlike English which is left-to-right, PokemGO will automatically switch to an RTL style.

How to increase memory_limit to 256M

Add the following line to your wp-config.php:

define( 'WP_MAX_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M' );

How to increase your PHP max_execution_time

  Add the following line to .htaccess:

php_value max_execution_time 300

How to update premium plugins

All premium and free plugins can be updated via Appearance - Install Plugins

How to back up my Theme Options

How to add Latest, Hot and Popular links to Top Menu:

1. Create a page for every section (Latest, Hot and Popular) and add desired modules to every page:

2. Navigate to your Theme Options - Header - Top Menu and assign the pages you just created to corresponding fields as is shown in image below:

You can also build these pages using copy-paste the shortcode from demo-content folder - Top Menu Pages

How to add Hero Header and Homepage Slider blocks:

After importing Revolution Slider files homepage.zip and pokemgo-blocks-slider.zip, you can add them as is shown in images above:

Hero Header block:

Homepage Slider block:

How to add Font Awesome icons to main menu:

Navigate to your Header menu and add Font Awesome icons as is shown in image below:

How to add social icons to Footer Menu: