Creative, elegant and responsive resume theme
Created: 05/04/2018
Last Update: 12/04/2022
By: AthenaStudio
E-mail: [email protected]

Table of Contents

  1. Directories
  2. Installation
  3. Theme Options
  4. Site Sections
  5. Setup Front Page
  6. Import Demo Content
  7. Create New Project
  8. Reorder Projects
  9. Primary Menu
  10. Contact Form 7
  11. WPBakery Update
  12. How to Translate

A) Directories

axen - Contains theme files.

help – Help file (HTML).

licensing – GPL descriptions.

source – Source files.

B) Installation

Current documentation was created to help you with quick installation and configuration of Axen theme. Please, read it carefully to avoid most of potential problems with incorrect configuration.

To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed.

For detailed Wordpress installation instructions visit

Download the zipped package from ThemeForest and extract to your desktop. In the extracted package you will find file which is the WordPress theme.

You can install the theme in two ways:

Once you have activated the theme you will need to change some of the pages and media settings for optimal performance.


After that, check required plugins on Appearance / Install Plugins:

Then, import sample data automatically via Appearance / Import Demo Data.

Or, import sample data manually (axen/demo/axen.wordpress.xml) at Tools / Import / WordPress (If not installed, press "Install Now"). Click on Run Importer. (You can load sample images by ticking the field in the opening page.)

In 3rd step, if you imported the data manually, open Site Sections. Click on Import & Export Sections button. Select (axen/demo/axen.sections.json) to import.

In 4th step, go to Settings / Reading. Select "A static page (select below)" and select Front Page as Header Style - Image Slideshow.

Finally, go to Appearance / Menus. Click on Manage Locations and select Main Menu as Primary Menu.

C) Theme Options

After the installation you can make your own settings. Please, open Axen (Theme Options) and make site-wide settings:

Theme Options

D) Site Sections

The template uses sections to generate front page. Go to Site Sections you will see a panel where you can create new sections.

Create a few, select needed types and fill required data. Drag-and-drop feature allows to sort sections.

After editing, click Save Sections.

Site Sections

E) Setup Front Page

Create a new page Pages > Add New based on the Front Page template, then click on the Publish.

Once page will be reloaded, you need to select the Section Type and enter some data.

Then click on the Update for saving changes.

Go to Settings > Reading and set the new page as front page.

Setup Front Page

F) Import Demo Content

If you want to have the same website as Live Preview of theme, you’ll need to import demo content.

There're 2 ways to import demo data:

1. One Click Demo Import

Import Demo Data

2. Import Demo Data Manually

Import XML

Import/Export Sections

Import/Export Sections

G) Create New Project

Creating project is nothing new if you have even basic experience with WordPress and is similar to posts. You can create portfolio project which will your images or video clip. Fill the content and don’t forget to set Featured Image.

Create New Project

H) Reorder Projects

To move a Project, place the cursor over the block. Depending on your browser, the cursor will change to show a Hand or a Move icon. Drag and drop the block on top of another block to place it above that block.

Reorder Project

I) Primary Menu

Axen supports custom WordPress menu. Navigate to WP Admin Appearance > Menus page and create menu. Select the newly created menu from the theme locations dropdown box Main Navigation as it mentioned on screenshot and press Save button.

Primary Menu

J) Contact Form 7

Open Contact > Contact Forms. Edit the 1st contact form. Copy following HTML code to Form field.

<div class="form-group">
  [text* your-name class:form-control placeholder "Name"]
<div class="form-group">
  [email* your-email class:form-control placeholder "Email"]
<div class="form-group">
  [text* your-subject class:form-control placeholder "Subject"]
<div class="form-group">
  [textarea your-message class:form-control placeholder "Message"]
  [submit class:btn class:submit class:btn "   Send Message"]

Then, edit Contact page. Remove if there's old shortcode of contact form and add Contact Form 7 shortcode by clicking on + button.


K) WPBakery Page Builder Update

After downloading the new installation file, remove WPBakery Page Builder plugin. Then, reinstall it via Plugins / Add New. WPBakery plugin installation file is in axen/plugins/

Or, update Axen theme via Envato Market plugin. Then, remove WPBakery Page Builder plugin. You’ll see WPBakery installation request in WP admin panel.

L) How to Translate

The translation file you can find in languages folder (/wp-content/themes/axen/languages). Edit the .po file using POEdit, use the translation field to make replacements. Read here how to do it right.

From the file menu, save file with your language name e.g de_DE.po into languages folder. It will generate both a *.po and *.mo file for your translation.

Next edit wp-config.php located in the root folder of wordpress and define the WPLANG prefix with your language name which should be similar to the translation file name.