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Documentation for Lefkada – Legacy

About Lefkada

Lefkada is a business WordPress theme based on the new WordPress Block Editor features.

Image Sizes

The minimum recommended image sizes for Lefkada are:

  • Post thumbnail:850×478
  • Item thumbnail: 615x346px
  • Media Item tall: 615px unlimited in height
  • Large Item image: 1260x709px
  • Article Image: 510x510px
Notice, the original demo images are not redistributed (unless noted). Instead blurred equivalents will be imported while installing the sample content.

Fonts Used

We are using Rubik. This is a free Google Font you can easily change from theme Typography settings under Customize→Global→Typography

Logo Size

We are using 347x86px (2x image for retina screens), while you can really use any image size you wish.

Getting Started

After installing the theme you will be redirected to this welcome screen. Here you can install both required and recommended plugins. While recommended plugins are optional for the theme to function, consider installing them if you want the full sample content to be imported.

Required Plugins

Here you will need to install and activate the theme-specific plugin required by the theme. This will create Custom Post Types as well as various Widgets and Shortcodes. Some hosting providers block automatic installation of plugins. This means you will need to install the plugin manually as you would normally do. This plugin is located inside the /plugins/ folder in your theme archive.

Must have plugins

Under the Recommended Plugins tab you will find a list of supported plugins that are needed for the theme’s functionality. It is recommended to install and activate them before importing your sample content.

  • Gutenbee: A free block collection that delivers high-end page designs and advanced capabilities. This plugin is used as a basic block builder everywhere in the theme. Please have a look at the plugin’s documentation before proceeding
  • MaxSlider : Use this plugin to help you create custom sliders and use them anywhere you wish.
  • One Click Import : Use this plugin to help you import your content with just one click.

All the above are mandatory while these:

  • WPForms use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in an empty page.

plugins are complementary.

Installing Sample Content

To automate the process of importing and for a better experience we have included native support for One Click Import Plugin. From the Sample Content tab, you can click the Get Started button to navigate to the sample content import screen.

You can always find the import page under Appearance → Import Demo Data.

You can install it in the Recommended Plugins tab (2) or manually from From your WordPress dashboard

      1. Visit Plugins → Add New,
      2. Search for ‘One Click Demo Import’ and install the plugin,
      3. Activate ‘One Click Demo Import’ from your Plugins page.

Click on the Import Demo Data button and you are done!

Sometimes altering and editing sample content may go wrong. If you need a fresh start you can reset your WordPress installation using any popular reset Plugin. Beware: this will erase all the data you have and not just the sample content.

This plugin requires a PHP version of at least 5.3.x, but we recommend version 5.6.x or better yet 7.x. Please contact your hosting company and ask them to update the PHP version for your site.

Customizing Your Theme

All theme’s customizations and settings can be done via WordPress’s built-in Customizer. If you haven’t used it or want to learn more about it, please read this article.

Go to Appearance → Customize and you will see this:

TIP 1: Any changes you make in the tabs below will be previewed live on the site which appears in right side of the screen, however to save these changes you need to click the Save & Publish button on the top of the bar, if you have made a change but see the button grayed out (for example changed the font size of a heading), move the cursor outside the input box, for example, to the next input box, then the button should be clickable again.
TIP 2: You can hide any customization section your don’t need to appear in the customizer under Appearance→Customizer Settings.

Let’s take a look at the options each tab gives you.


The global section will allow you to control the layout, colors and typography that will apply everywhere in the theme:


Let’s have a look at each option this section provides:

  1. Apply a full width or boxed container for all content.
  2. Control the inner full content width.
  3. Control the content width from (1 to 12).For example 8 means that your content width will have the 8/12 of your Inner Site Width while the other will be reserved for the sidebar.
  4. The sidebar width.For example 5 means that your content width will have the 5/12 of your Inner Site Width while the other will be reserved for the main content.

When selecting a Boxed layout you will get this screen:

  1. You can switch layouts anytime you wish.
  2. Control the outer width of your main content.
  3. Control the inner width of your main content.

Global → Colors

This section will allow you to change the background color / image as well as all your basic theme elements, like your links, forms, headings, buttons colors:

  1. Show the
  2. Change the fixed border color
  3. Change the body background color.
  4. Add or remove background image.
  5. Select the Accent color
  6. Select the main text color
  7. Select the border color

Under this section you can change your Heading, Forms and Link colors also!


Customizing your fonts is included natively in the theme:

  1. Enable the use of Google Fonts. Not checking this option will give you web safe font controls for your main body text.
  2. Change the main font family you need to use.
  3. Change your settings depending on the visitor viewport. This gives you the advantage of having different font sizes for Desktop, Tablet and mobile devices.
  4. Change the font size and Line height.
  5. Change the text type and your letter spacing.

Top Bar

Top Bar section will allow you to control the area before your main header. This area contains various elements, like search, social icons and placeholders via shortcodes as well as informatory text.

You can control its layout, content, colors and typography directly via the customizer.

Top Bar → Layout

In this section you can:

  1. Show / hide the top bar.
  2. Change the top bar visibility in mobile devices.
  3. Change the padding of the top bar in desktop, tablet, mobile.
  4. Arrange the top and bottom distance of the top bar. The chain button will allow you to change these values equally.

Top Bar → Content

Here you can control what the top bar will actually have as content:

  1. Control the Left Content area, using various shortcodes or text.
  2. Control the Right Content area again using shortcodes or text.

You can find all theme’s shortcodes here.

Top Bar → Colors

Here you can control all related colors of each element that renders in the top bar.

Top Bar → Typography

Controlling typography is quite simple as well. In this section you can:

  1. Change the main font family you need to use.
  2. Change the font size and Line height.
  3. Change the text type (uppercase, lowercase) and your letter spacing.
  4. Change your settings depending on the visitor viewport. This gives you the advantage of having different font sizes for Desktop, Tablet and mobile devices.

Here you can control the basic Layout, Content, Colors, and Typography of your header. You can also control if you need your header to stick to the top when scrolling.

Header → Layout

Here you can control the basic structure of your header area.

In detail you can:

  1. Control the header type. Normal means the header will not cover the hero, while being transparent will do! (Even if you don’t have transparency setup from your Header Colors section)
  2. Make the header cover the full width of the screen.
  3. Change the Header top and bottom padding and lock these values to behave the same.
  4. Change the padding section in any device type.

Header → Content

While your header actually has the main menu attached you can add any text/shortcode you wish before or after the main menu. Add a social icon shortcode for example.

Header → Colors

Here you can control all header colors. Pay special attention to the transparency control when using the Transparent header type.

Header→Sticky Colors

Here you can control the colors for your sticky header.


Here you can control the Main Menu Font style.

  1. Change the main menu font family and settings
  2. Change the submenu font family and settings

Also in the same section, you can change (if you are using a text logo):

  1. The text Logo font family and style.
  2. The tagline font family and style.

Site Identity

Here you can change the logo and favicon as well as the title and description. Use the appropriate fields to add your information, show or hide your site title and subtitle and upload your logo and site icon images.

  1. Select an image Logo.
  2. Select an alternate logo that will appear either when your header is sticky with different background color, or when your header has the transparent type selected. This extra field will ensure maximum contrast in any case.
  3. Limit the size logo in half (you will need to use a 2x image) for retina devices.
  4. Add your site title.
  5. Add your site tagline.
  6. Show/hide your site title.
  7. Show/hide your tagline.

For your main site icon, you can select any image you want as long as it’s 512x512px in width and height and it’s square.


This is the basic section before the contents of your page and you can control the Layout, Content colors and typography of this particular section.


Here you can:

  1. Show or hide the hero section
  2. Change the section visibility depending on the device viewport size.
  3. Change the hero height,
  4. Control the hero height in desktop/mobile/tablet
  5. Change the hero padding and lock the proportions in order to change them in tandem.
  6. Control the hero padding in desktop/mobile/tablet
  7. Control the horizontal alignment of your hero content.
  8. Control the vertical alignment of your hero content.


Here you can:

  1. Add a background color.
  2. Add a background image and control your image settings and position.
  3. Use an overlay background color for your image to increase the contrast for your content.
  4. Change the primary text color.
  5. Change the secondary text color.


This is the basic Hero content section:

  1. Have a global title for the entire site
  2. Have a global subtitle for the entire site
  3. Change the title in category/tag archives
  4. Change the subtitle in category/tag archives
  5. Add an Author title
  6. Add an Author subtitle
  7. Add a date archive title
  8. Add a date archive subtitle
  9. Add a search page title
  10. Add a not found page title
  11. Add a not found page complementary subtitle


Here you can control:

  1. Your primary title heading type. This can be any suggested HTML tag
  2. Change the primary text font family and settings
  3. Change the primary text settings in mobile, desktop, tablet viewport
  4. Your subtitle HTML tag
  5. Change the secondary text font family and settings
  6. Change the secondary text settings in mobile, desktop, tablet viewport


This tab allows you to customize your blog and post options.


Here you can change your single post and archive (category and tags) looks.

  1. Change the main blog page Layout.
  2. Change your archive layout type.
  3. Change the pagination method.
  4. Change the Related post columns.


Here you can control which elements you want to show/hide in your Single Post pages and Archives:

For Archives:

  1. Change the excerpt length in words
  2. Show or hide the featured image
  3. Show or hide the post title
  4. Show or hide the post meta
  5. Show of hide the content
  6. Show or hide the Read more button

While in Single Posts you can:

  1. Show or hide featured images.
  2. Show or hide the title.
  3. Show or hide meta information.
  4. Show tags.
  5. show post pagination.
  6. Show the author box.
  7. Show related posts.
  8. Show comments.


Here you can change your Archive typography:

  1. Change the archive heading HTML tag.
  2. Change the post title font family
  3. Change the font size and other settings in different viewports
  4. Change the post meta font family and settings
  5. Change the font size and other settings in different viewports

Same applies in single post typography:

Here you can:

  1. Change the post heading HTML tag
  2. Change the Font family and settings of the post title
  3. Change the post meta font family and settings
  4. Change the font size in various viewports

Here you can change your sidebar options.


Under the Layout section you can:

  1. Change the Sidebar padding in any possible viewport
  2. Change the widget padding in both mobile/desktop/tablet.
  3. Change the widget title padding
  4. Change the widget bottom margin.


Here you can customize all sidebar and widget colors.


  1. Change the sidebar widget text family and settings.
  2. Change the sidebar widget text size in Desktop/Mobile/Tablet.
  3. Change the sidebar widget title font family and settings.
  4. Change the sidebar widget title font size in Desktop/Mobile/Tablet

Footer section also has a full customizable layout, color and typography section:


Here you can:

  1. Show or hide the footer area
  2. Select the footer visibility in Mobile devices
  3. Select the footer columns you need
  4. Make the footer full width
  5. Change the Footer padding
  6. Change the Footer padding in all possible viewports
  7. Change the Footer widget titles padding and
  8. Change the Footer widget titles padding in Mobile devices.


Here you can change most of the footer and footer contents colors. While in general you can:

  1. Add a background color.
  2. Set a background image and customize its appearance.

Footer → Typography

  1. Change the title font
  2. Change text options for the type of device
  3. Change the main text font
  4. change text options for the type of device

After the main footer area we have reserved a Footer Credits section you can add you copyright text or any content you wish via shortcodes.

Footer Credits→Layout

Here you can

  1. Show or hide the footer credits
  2. Change the credit visibility in mobile devices

Footer Credits→Content

Currently there are two areas you can use to add your content. Both these support some HTML elements.


  1. Add your text/shortcode in the Left content area.
  2. Add your text/shortcode in the Right content area.

Footer Credits→Colors

Here you can control all Footer Credits colors.

Footer Credits→Typography

This section gives you the option to change the credits text style.

  1. Change the Font family and font settings of the Footer credits section
  2. Control all font settings in any possible viewport.


In this section You can add your Social Network URLs. These icons will be displayed in the Theme-Social Icons Widget automatically and wherever the Social Icon shortcode appears

Here you can add your social network URL and change your icon colors


  1. Select if you wish to open your links in new tabs
  2. Change the font size
  3. Change the icon size


Change the Social icon and background colors


Add you social networks in the content area.


This section provides control over the Lightbox (gallery popup) and the Back to top button.


Here you can switch the theme Lightbox off, if you need to use a third party one, or simply nothing.

Utilities→Back to top button

This section will help you

  1. Enable the back to top button
  2. Change the button visibility
  3. Change the button position and
  4. Change the button position in various viewports
  5. Select its background color
  6. Change its icon color

Here you can create and assign menus to the theme. To learn more about menu creation check out the Codex’s menu user guide here.


Through this tab you can add widgets to the theme’s sidebars. The theme features nine sidebars to provide you maximum flexibility when displaying your content.

Homepage Settings

Use this tab to make the Home page your static front page so you can take advantage of the homepage template we have created for you. Here you can also set the Blog page to be your default posts page.

Additional CSS

In this tab we host the custom CSS panel which you can use to insert styles for elements not covered in the rest of the tabs.

Creating a page for your posts

To set up your blog page you can go to Pages→Add New and create a page named Blog. Then navigate to Settings→Reading and set that page as your posts page.

Now you can add that page to your menu to give your visitors easy access to all your posts.

In this page, you can control via its Page Settings section how the hero behaves in the blog page but it will also affect the hero section of the following pages: Categories, tags, author archives & date archives. If you don’t change anything on this page, Customizer settings will be respected.

Creating the Front Page

You will need to create a new page from Pages →Add New, and set this page as your frontpage from Settings→Reading.

Now you have a new page, but you will need to add some content and change some settings in order to replicate our demo one.

Navigate your Page Settings Section and under Content Area→Layout select the Page Builder – Full width option.

Then you will need to setup the hero video or image. Navigate on the Hero tab under the Content subsection. Here you can:

  1. Add some content before the hero section in the form of a shortcode.
  2. Select the main title of your hero section
  3. Select the subtitle of your hero
  4. Add a button text and
  5. Add a button URL (button will not appear if this is blank)

Then head over to the Colors subsection. Here you can

  1. Add your background color
  2. Add a background image (This will work as a fallback in mobile if you are using a video)
  3. Change the background size, location, and attachment
  4. Enable a parallax effect
  5. Add your background video URL from any third party service supported by WordPress
  6. or Upload your own video image (mp4, etc)
  7. Add an overlay color for your hero. Opaque colors will result in the hero content not to show up. So use transparency
  8. Add a primary (title) color
  9. Add a secondary (subtitle)color
  10. Select your button background
  11. Select your button text color
  12. Select your button border-color

Main content is generated using basic Gutenbee blocks, like the Heading, Column, Image, Icon Box and Quote block.  Check more on using these blocks here

Creating a Page Builder Landing Page

Create a new page and navigate to the Page Settings section. Under the Content Area tab and under the Layout subsection select the Page Builder Full Width or the Page builder Contained option. The contained template will respect your Global settings under Customize→Global→Layout Inner Width value.

If this is your homepage select it as a static frontpage from Settings→Reading.

Creating a Full width page

To add new posts to your blog, go to Pages → Add new and navigate to Content Area→Layout and under the Layout dropdown select the Fullwidth or Fullwidth Narrow option.

Creating Global Sections

Global Sections are small layout sections. Lets replicate the sections found in our demo.

Basic Global Layout: Call to action

Create a new Global Section from Global Section→Add New. Then create a new block section with any content of your preference. Then head over to Global Section Settings and

  1. Select the exact position your content will appear. We offer various places you can render your content.
  2. Select where you want (pages) this section to appear
  3. Select some pages you need to exclude it from rendering

You can get a shortcode of this section

  1. Using the ID
  2. Using the slug

These shortcodes can be placed wherever you want. Even inside an HTML simple widget or the shortcode block.

Adding a new page

To add new posts to your blog, go to Pages > Add new and proceed to:

  1. Add a title to your page
  2. Enter the content in the editor
  3. Upload a featured image by clicking “Set featured image” on the Featured Image panel
  4. Disable or enable comments on the page
  5. Change the page attributes and set a parent page
  6. Change the theme’s page settings

Page Settings

This is the main settings panel which you can use to alter your page functionality and looks. Here you can alter your page to behave as a listing page for all custom post types or a listing page for children pages when the one editing is a parent to them. Let’s check all Tabs one by one to identify their functionality.

  1. Here you can bypass all Top Bar Customizers settings
  2. Differentiate a page header from the default one you created in Customizer
  3. Change the Hero content and styling for specific page
  4. Change the Page type and enchant its layout functionality from Content Area
  5. Change the Footer section properties for a certain page
  6. Change the Footer Credits section properties for a certain page

While All tabs are mimicking the Customizer behavior but for the page you are creating, under the Content Area tabs we have a set of special options for each page.

Page→Top Bar

This will Control the top bar layout of that particular page. If settings stay intact, customizer ones will be imported

  1. Show or not the Top Bar for that page
  2. Change the Top bar visibility

In the same section you can control the top bar content, again for this particular page.

  1. Add content (shortcodes or HTML).
  2. Add content on the left top bar area.
  3. Add content on the right top bar area.

In the next tab you can change the Top bar colors for that page

  1. Change the background color.
  2. Change the border color.
  3. Change the text color.
  4. change the link color.
  5. change the hover color of the link.


Here you can control the Header Layout

  1. Change the Header type of the page
  2. Change the Header padding of the page
  3. Change the menu layout for that page
  4. Change the menu padding

While, you can also add content before or next to the main menu, for that page only.

Also you can

  1. Add Content like text or shortcodes before the header
  2. Add Shortcodes or HTML in the main header area
  3. Add a main menu
  4. Add a Main menu that will appear on the right side when a Menu split is selected.

Finally, you can change all header Colors like

  1. All Header area colors
  2. All Logo colors
  3. All Menu colors
  4. All Sub menu colors


Here you can control the Hero layout of the page. Leaving these settings untouched will automatically inherit all your Customizer settings under Customize→Hero

  1. Choose to show the hero or not
  2. Change the Hero height
  3. Change the horizontal alignment of your text
  4. change the vertical alignment of your text

Next, you can change the Hero Content, like:

  1. Add a shortcode before the hero section
  2. Add a title
  3. Add a subtitle
  4. Add a callout button text
  5. Add a URL for your button

Along, you can change the colors or the background of the Hero section.

  1. Add a background color
  2. Select an image and change its position settings
  3. Add an overlay color for your background image
  4. Select the title text color
  5. Select the subtitle text color
  6. Select the button background color

Finally you can set the Hero typography settings

  1. Change the title text font and font style.
  2. Select the HTML tag for this element.
  3. Select a secondary text font.
  4. Select a secondary text HTML tag.

Page→Content Area

Here you can control the main content area Layout

  1. Change the Page default layout
  2. Show its title or not

Also you can

  1. Set a shortcode to show before your main page content


This is the main layout section for the page footer

You can select whether you can

  1. Show or hide the footer

While you can also add some content before the main page footer area

  1. Add some text or shortcode before the footer.

Also you can change all page footer colors, for that specific page

  1. Change the Footer background
  2. Add a Footer image and select its settings
  3. Change the Footer Widgets colors

Page→Footer Credits

You can change the Layout of the page Footer credits

  1. Showing or not the credits area

You can control the content before the page Footer Credits section:

  1. Add a shortcode or text there

Finally, you can change the Footer Credits Color for this page

  1. Change the background color of your Credits footer section for a specific page
  2. Change the text color for the Credits footer section for a specific page
  3. Change the like color for the Credits footer section for a specific page
  4. Change the link hover color for the Credits footer section for a specific page
  5. Change the border color for the Credits footer section for a specific page

Creating a Boat page

This is the main Boat page which can actually be any page, which can be categorized as a child page under the main parent one.

The behavior and creation is the same as a normal WordPress page, while the key ingredient is the content which consists of several blocks created using Gutenbee and the native Block Editor. You can add a custom hero image or video as described in the main Page section here

Let’s create a Simple page from Pages→Add New. Then proceed to add  a Gutenbee Container block with three columns and for each column add your content using two or more Gutenbee Heading blocks.

Then, add a custom paragraph block with a Gutenbee image block

While this is the main content, you can actually get creative and use as many blocks you like from our Gutenbee collection. Remember each boat page you  create must be the child of a parent page. You can easily do this from your Page Attributes:

This way you can easily create a navigation menu for each page using the Page Children Menu Widget


We have handcrafted some custom widgets to help you better display your content. You will find them under Appearance→Customize →Widgets or Appearance→Widgets


Using this widget you can create a contact box including a title a map and various complementary elements with icons that will help you add more information like telephone etc about your business.

  1. Add a title for your Contact widget.
  2. Add a map code (iframe).
  3. Add a contact title
  4. Create new complementary elements.
  5. Add an icon code (from and some text along.

Theme-Tabular Data

This widget allows you to create a small Schedule table with extra contextual information.

  1. Add a title for your widget
  2. Add some complementary text. You can use HTML tags also if you wish.
  3. Add a new item
  4. Add your item Label.
  5. Add the item value
  6. Remove the item

Theme (home)-Latest Posts

This widget is built to help you display your latest posts in your home widget area.

  1. Add a title.
  2. Add a subtitle.
  3. Select the category your need to display the latests posts from.
  4. Show random posts instead.
  5. Change the post number.
  6. Adjust the number of columns for your content.
  7. Show carousel like widget with your posts.


This is a simple Callout widget, that will allow you to add a text with a button in any sidebar you want.

  1. Add a widget title
  2. Add a Title for your Callout widget.
  3. Add a Subtitle for your Callout widget.
  4. Select a Button text
  5. Select a button URL.


This widget will help you render a list of buttons.

  1. Select the Widget Title.
  2. Add a new button.
  3. Add the button title.
  4. Add a button subtitle.
  5. Add a button icon.
  6. Add a button link.
  7. Remove the button.

Theme-Page Children Menu

When you have a parent page, in any of its children that this widget is present it will create a menu linking to other children of the same parent page.

  1. Widget Title
  2. Hierarchy settings.

Theme-Social Icons

This widget displays your site’s social icons. In order to set them up, you need to visit Appearance→ Customize → SocialContent and provide the appropriate URLs where desired.

Theme(home)-Post Type Items

This widget is built to help you display any post you wish in your Homepage Widget area.

  1. Add a title.
  2. Add a subtitle
  3. Select the post type.
  4. Select the output columns.
  5. Add the Item you wish to output.
  6. Select the Item from the drop-down menu.


This will allow you to display a Hero Callout specially designed for your frontpage sidebar.

  1. Add a title for your widget.
  2. Add the main title.
  3. Add some text
  4. Select your button text
  5. Select a URL for you button


You can use these shortcodes in any HTML/shortcode reserved area:


This shortcode will display the site’s social icons. You can edit these icons from Customize→Socials→Content


Displays a search icon which, when clicked, drops down a search form from the top of the page.


Displays the site title.


Displays the site tagline.

[custom-menu name="Menu name"]

Displays the *top level items* of a menu. Inside the name=”” parameter there should be the *name* of a user-created menu, not its slug. e.g. [custom-menu name=”Main Menu”]

This will display the mini cart button if Woocommerce is enabled.


Hooks will allow you to add extra functionality to various areas inside the theme. For example, you might need to add a simple ad banner or text after each post, or after your header! Hooks will help you achieve this.

Check this WordPress Hooks API guide to make yourself familiar with Hooks (actions/filters etc).

Examples if you don’t want to use Global Layout post type

The lefkada_head_mast_before hook is executed right before the Site Header.

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