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Documentation for Lefkada

ATTENTION: This documentation is about the new version of Lefkada, if you are using the legacy version please visit its documentation page here.

Server Requirements

If you already have WordPress installed, it means that you meet the minimum server requirements and you can perfectly install this theme without any issues. To get the most out of your website though, you should get in touch with your web host and ask them if they meet the following criteria:

  • PHP version 7.4 or greater.
  • MySQL version 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.1 or greater.
  • HTTPS support.


Ignition Framework

This theme requires our free Ignition framework plugin to be installed. Simply visit the Downloads area, download the Ignition Framework plugin, upload it through your Dashboard > Plugins > Add new and Activate it.

It really doesn’t matter if you install the theme or the plugin first. Just make sure to install both in order for things to function as intended.

For more details on the plugin’s installation check out this article.

Theme installation

Installing the theme is a very simple process. Go to your dashboard under Appearance > Themes > Add new, click Upload Theme and upload the zip file. Once uploaded click Install Now and then the Activate Theme link. For a more detailed overview on how to download and install the theme check out this article.

Once the theme is installed and activated you will be forwarded to the theme’s onboarding page.

Here you will be prompted to install and activate the Ignition Framework plugin if you haven’t done so already. Here you can also install our free custom blocks plugin, GutenBee. Through the onboarding page you have access to many useful links, such as the theme’s documentation, our knowledge base articles and direct links to our support hub.

In the Sample Content tab of the onboarding page you can install and activate all the plugins required to import the sample content and proceed with its installation. More info on that on the next section.

NOTE: The only plugin required for the theme to work properly is the Ignition Framework plugin, all other plugins are entirely optional if you don’t need their functionality or are not planning on importing the sample content. You can safely skip installing and activating them if you are sure you don’t need them.

How to import the sample content

If you like what you see in our demo website you can simply import the sample content. This means that a close approximation of our demo website will be imported in your WordPress installation. Now all you have to do is replace the content of these pages with yours. Importing the sample content can help serve as a basis on which you can continue to build and expand your site, however keep in mind that this procedure is entirely optional.

A generic video guide on how to import the sample content can be found here.

The procedure:

  • In your WordPress dashboard visit Appearance > Theme Options > Sample Content.
  • Click Install and then Activate for each of the required plugins.
  • Click the Get Started button and in the next screen, move over the screenshot of the builder/variation of your preference and click the Import Demo button.
NOTE: Due to the nature of the import mechanism some links may link back to our demo website. If you are not sure how to update / change these links simply get in touch and we’ll help you out.

Image sizes

Web page loading times are greatly affected by the size of your images. For best results make sure to use images with the recommended dimensions as described below:

  • Main post thumbnail: 870x580px
  • Item: 615x410px
  • Large Item: 1170x780px
  • Article Media: 510x510px
  • Mini-cart items: 160x160px
NOTE: If for any reason you want to change the dimensions of any of the predefined image sizes you have to use a plugin. This guide describes this process.
NOTE: All image sizes are the minimum recommended, adding larger image sizes will result in cropping them to fit these sizes. In order to alter WooCommerce sizes check this guide.

Setting up site-wide sections

It’s considered a good practice to set up the areas of your website that you won’t be editing a lot in the future, like the general site layout, the header, footer and some secondary functionality.

General Site Options

You can change your general site options under Appearance > Customize > Site Options. Under the Layout section you can control your site’s and blog’s layout, as well as the site width and content/sidebar column ratio. The layout can then be overridden in each post/page individually. Under the Colors tab you can select the basic color palette for your installation and add a background image. Finally under Typography you can select the ideal font pairing from a full list of Google Fonts and customize font properties for key elements on desktop and mobile devices alike. You also have the option to disable Google Fonts altogether.

Read this knowledge base article for more information regarding the site options.

The header can be split into three key elements:

1. Top Bar
2. Logo
3. Main menu

On the theme’s demo the header layout type is set to Transparent by default under Customize > Header > Layout.

This means that the header will overlap your Page Title Section or parts of your content rather than appearing as a standalone section. The colors of the transparent header can be modified under Customize > Header > Transparent Colors.

Top Bar

To edit the top bar go to Customize > Top Bar. Here you can toggle the top bar entirely and fill the 3 content areas with plain text, HTML, or shortcodes. Refer to the shortcodes section below for information regarding the shortcodes. Here you can also customize the color scheme of the top bar, especially useful if you are using the normal header layout.

The theme’s demo features an ignition-custom-menu shortcode in the left content area and in the right one an ignition-current-weather and an ignition-language-switcher for the language switcher. You will need to have Polylang or WPML installed for the latter shortcode to work.


The recommended width of your logo is 130px (or 260px if you want a retina ready logo) while you can use any height you want. To upload your logo go to Customize > Site Identity. You can upload two logos. The main and the alternative one. The alternative logo can be used if you want a different logo to appear when the header layout is set to Transparent under Customize > Header > Layout. In the theme’s demo we use both logos, the main logo appears on the sticky header which has a white background, and the alternative one on all the pages with the transparent header.

This article offers more information regarding the header and its options.

Main Menu

If you are not familiar with WordPress menus here is a detailed guide.

Navigate to Customize > Menus. Enter a menu name (It can be anything you like) and click on the Create Menu button. In the next page click the Add Items button and start adding items to the menu. Now all you have to do is assign this menu to a location through the Menu Locations section, check the Main menu location and you are done. Your navigation menu should be now visible on your website.

The demo’s menu is set to be sticky under Customize > Header > Layout.

Create a menu button

You can create a special button-like menu item by setting a certain class for to it. The class name is nav-button and you can set it under Appearance > Menus for the item you want. First enable this section from Screen Options.

The page title section

This section allows you to create an area just below the menu which can display the page’s title & subtitle along with a background image or color.

The page title section can be modified under Customize > Page title.  You can choose to disable the page title with background section entirely, change its height, alignment, content and toggle the site’s breadcrumbs. Under the Colors section you can set a background color, a background image, an overlay color and also set the primary and the secondary text colors.

In some cases, you might want to have different background images on different posts, pages and custom post types.

To achieve that create or edit a page. On the right sidebar locate the Page title image field. Upload a new image and preview this page. This will override the image set in the Customizer settings.

NOTE: The purpose of the Transparent header option is to have your main header components (Top bar, Logo & Main Menu) on top of a background image or background color which means that you have to set on in the Customize > Page title > Color section.

The footer area is a widgetized area that can be populated with widgets through Customize > Widgets. You can also adjust the colors by setting a background color & image and modify the border, title and text colors.

In the content section you can replace the existing copyright information with yours or use any of the shortcodes included in the Ignition Framework.



The theme offers a lightbox for your images which is by default disabled to avoid conflicts with third party plugins which offer lightboxes. If you want to use it you can enable it under Customize > Utilities > Lightbox.


You can choose to show the weather for a chosen location using the weather shortcode anywhere inside your installation. First you will need to set it up by providing an API key and location under Customize > Utilities > Weather.

Block editor Dark Mode

Some themes might have a dark color scheme which is reflected in the block editor, this can make working with certain blocks a bit harder. Enabling the editor dark mode using the provided checkbox will apply certain styles to the editor in order to improve the content creation experience.

Setting up the pages

NOTE: All blocks used in the construction of the pages below are provided by the GutenBee plugin unless mentioned otherwise.


Start by creating a new page under Pages > Add New. Set to it the Full width boxed template under Page Attributes. Under Page Settings check the Remove top/bottom content padding box, set the Header Type to Transparent and set the three drop downs below it to Hide. You are ready to proceed to the content.

The homepage’s hero section consists of a fully aligned Container block with the theme grid option enabled, its height set to -1 in order for it to cover the entire viewport and the vertical content alignment set to middle. Under block appearance we have an overlay color and a background image. Inside the container there is a single column housing a Heading, a Paragraph and a Button block.

The second part of the homepage starts out with a Container block with a single column. Inside we find a 100px tall Spacer, a Paragraph, a Heading and another Paragraph.

Next we have a 30px tall Spacer followed by a Heading and a Container with three columns. Each column contains an Image, a Heading and a Paragraph presenting the boats.

Following we have another Spacer, a Paragraph, a Heading and two Containers with four columns each. Each column contains an Icon box with a service/amenity. Closing this section we have a 100px tall Spacer.

The call to action section below the Services/Amenities is a fully aligned Container with the theme grid enabled, a background overlay color, a background image and 200px top/bottom padding. Inside the Container we have a single column containing a Paragraph, a Heading, another Paragraph and a Button.

The crew section starts with a Container block with a single column. Inside we have a 100px tall Spacer, a Paragraph and a Heading. Following those is another Container with three columns, each one containing an Image, a Heading and a Paragraph. After the Container we have a Button block and another 200px Spacer.

Closing out the homepage we have another Container with a single column. Inside we find a 100px Spacer, a Paragraph and a Heading. Immediately following those is a Container block with two columns, each column contains a Testimonial block. Finally after the Container we have another 100px tall Spacer closing the page.

About Us

Create a page with the Full width boxed template applied to it, add a custom excerpt which will appear as the page’s subtitle and set a Page Title Image. Next proceed to the content.

The content starts with a Container with three colums. Each column contains an Image, a Heading and a Paragraph displaying a crew member. The rest of the page’s content is composed of four iterations of a Divider/Container set. Each Container has two columns, the left one hosts two Headings and the right one two Paragraphs or a Paragraph, an Image and another Paragraph.

 Boat pages

Create a page with the default template applied to it, add a custom excerpt which will appear as the page’s subtitle and set a Page Title Image, all Page Setting options are left at their default values.

The page content starts with Container block with three columns, each one carrying a Paragraph and a Heading. Following that we have a fairly simple mix of Headings, Paragraphs, Images and a single Core Table block (as pictured above) generating the content.

Daily Cruises

Start by creating a new page under Pages > Add New. Set to it the Full width boxed template under Page Attributes, add a custom excerpt which will appear as the page’s subtitle and set a Page Title Image. You can now proceed to the content.

The content starts with a Container block with four columns, each containing a Paragraph and a Heading. Following that is a Divider block.

The alternating timetable consists of 5 Container blocks with two columns each. One column has a width of 33.33% and contains a Paragraph, a Heading and another Paragraph, and the other column has a width of 66.66% and contains an Image. The order of the columns is swapped around in each iteration of the Container block creating the alternating layout.

Start by creating a new page under Pages > Add New. Set to it the Full width boxed template under Page Attributes, add a custom excerpt which will appear as the page’s subtitle and set a Page Title Image.

The page’s content consists of a GutenBee Gallery with the Justified gallery type and 210 row height, and a Core YouTube block with a video embed.


This is your posts page. Create a new page and set it as your posts page under Customize > Homepage Settings. You can customize it under Customize > Blog in the Archives section.

Contact Us

Start by creating a new page under Pages > Add New. Set to it the Full width boxed template under Page Attributes, add a custom excerpt which will appear as the page’s subtitle and set a Page Title Image.

The page starts with a Container block with a single column containing a Google Maps block with 420px height.

Following the map we have another Container with two columns. The left column contains a couple of Heading/Paragraph sets and a Core Social Icons block with some profile links. The right columns contains a Contact Form 7 block with the contact form.

Lefkada’s Global Section

Lefkada features one Global section (on your site you can add as many as you wish) that appears before the footer sitewide apart from the contact page and serves as a contact prompt. Create a new global section under Global Sections > Add New and proceed to the content.

The content consists of a Container block with the theme grid enabled and -40px bottom margin. Inside we have two columns. The left one has a width of 70%, 40px padding and a background color, it contains a couple of Paragraph blocks. The right one has a width of 30%, 30px padding and a background color it contains a single Button block.

In the Global Section Settings metabox under Conditions set the Location as before footer, the Inclusions to Global (sitewide) and the Exclusions to the Contact Us page as shown below.

Common Features

This section offers information on features common on all Ignition Framework based themes.


The Ignition Framework offers a multitude of custom shortcodes these are:

Custom menu: [ignition-custom-menu name=”your menu name”]

Site search: [ignition-site-search]

Date: [ignition-date]

Weather: [ignition-current-weather id=”your-location-id(optional)”]

Minicart button: [ignition-minicart-button]

Language switcher: [ignition-language-switcher]

Icon link: [ignition-icon-link]

Instagram Feed: [ignition-instagram-feed]

WooCommerce search: [ignition-wc-search]

For more information about the shortcodes and their usage have a look at this Knowledge base article.

Page options

All themes offer six different templates which modify the location and appearance of the sidebar and the main content’s width.

Additionally pages have a common set of options which allow you to customize the appearance of the page title section, toggle breadcrumbs and more.

All settings are inherited from Customizer. So you can actually set some global settings and if you wish change certain pages to have different behavior.

For a detailed explanation of the available templates and their options you can read this article.


Ignition Framework based themes are compatible with WooCommerce giving you the ability to create awesome online stores which perfectly match the appearance of the rest of your site.

WooCommerce is an optional plugin. You don’t need to install it if you are not looking to build an online store.

After activating WooCommerce it will create and set some default pages. These will serve as your Shop, Cart, Checkout and My Account pages.

The framework offers various customization options both for the main product listing page under Customize > WooCommerce > Product Catalog and for single products under Customize > WooCommerce > Single Products.

Learn more about the WooCommerce integration and the options offered.

Global Sections

With the Global Sections custom post type included in all Ignition Framework based themes users can create content which can be easily reused in more than 15 key theme locations. For example users can create a newsletter subscription call to action box and immediately display it above the footer on all (or some) posts and pages, or create a banner ad an easily add it between posts in post listings etc.

Learn more about Global Sections here.

Blog page

This is you main blog page. You can create a new page and set it as your posts page under Customize > Homepage Settings. You can customize it under Customize > Blog from the Archives section.

Widget areas

The theme provides special widget areas for your posts listings, pages and shop. You can use a plugin/module like Jetpack’s widget visibility to hide or show widgets for certain pages, posts or products.

Page builder support

Ignition Framework based themes work seamlessly with popular page builders like Elementor, Divi, Beaver builder and more to cater to the needs of those who like to build things visually.


If you need help during the initial installation and setup of this theme feel free to get in touch and we will get back to you within 24 hours to help.

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