BuildUp PRO WordPress Theme Documentation


Thank you for purchasing BuildUp WordPress Theme. This documentation consists of several parts and shows you the entire process of setting up and customizing a WordPress theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please refer to the Support section. Thanks so much!


WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It enables you to build Websites and powerful on-line applications and requires almost no technical skills or knowledge to manage. Many aspects, including its ease of use and extensibility, have made WordPress the most popular Web site software available.

Creating a website with WordPress is significantly much easier than coding it by yourself. if you are a beginner, even working with WordPress may be difficult to you. That's why, in this section we will provide some useful links and also will explain how to get oriented in the documentation and what pattern to follow when building your website with our theme. Please note that this documentation covers all the main settings for the theme, but it doesn't cover instructions about working with WordPress, as this is a very extensive topic. If you are new to WordPress, we would recommend to first get familiar with the WordPress system, so you can have at least basic knowledge about how it works and then proceed with setting the theme.



Table of Contents

  1. Theme Installation
  2. Homepage Setup
  3. Header
    1. Contact Info & Social Icons
    2. Site name / logo
    3. Setting the menu
  4. Homepage Slider
  5. Homepage Section
    1. Who We Are
    2. Services
    3. Why Choose Us
    4. Date Counter
    5. Our Features
    6. Recent Projects
    7. Latest News
    8. Appointment
    9. Creative Team
    10. Testimonials & Skill Bar
    11. Our Work Gallery
    12. Our Clients
  6. Footer
  7. Footer Menu
  8. Page Templates & Sidebars
  9. Widgets
  10. Shortcodes
  11. Multilingual
  12. Support

Free Version

  1. Homepage Setup
  2. Slider Setting
  3. Top Header Social Icon
  4. Welcome Section
  5. Services Section
  6. Footer

1. Theme Installation


a. Through WordPress Dashboard


  1. Go to the menu Appearance > Themes and click on Add New button.
  2. Click on Upload Theme button.
  3. Click on Browse button and navigate to the unzipped theme package on your computer.
  4. Look for a file called buildup-pro.zip Click on it to select, then click OK.
  5. Click on Install Now button and wait until the installation is complete.
  6. Click on Activate link to activate the theme on your WordPress site.
  7. Go to Appearance >> Theme Options >> Restore Default.
Note: Some servers have limited folder access settings applied and wouldn't allow uploading the theme trough the admin - in these case you have to upload the theme via FTP.

b. Manual Installation using FTP client


If you know the FTP login details of the server where your site is hosted and you have a FTP client installed (such as FileZilla), you might consider using this way of uploading your theme.

  1. Unzip the buildup-pro.zip file
  2. Using an FTP client to access your host web server. Go to /wp-content/themes
  3. Upload theme to /wp-content/themes/
  4. Go to Appearance -> Themes and activate theme from Dashboard.
First you have to unzip the download file, find the zip file called buildup-pro.zip, unzip it and upload the folder to the main WordPress installation folder » wp-content » themes. Please note that if you prefer this way of installation, you have to make sure that the main files of the theme are contained just within one folder of the themes folder.

You can activate the theme after it is uploaded on the server. In order to activate this theme you have to go to the admin panel » Appearance » Themes. In this section you should see the theme with a title BuildUp. Just click on the Activate button and your theme should get activated.




3. Homepage Setup


After activating the BuildUp theme, setup homepage using following



3. The header


The header consists of three main elements:



a. Setting Contact Info & Social Icons


The settings for to change the Office Hours, contact info and social network icons in top header section is located in
Appearance » Theme Options » Basic Setting



b. Changing the site name / logo


If you don't have your logo image then you can use site name and tagline. To change site name and tagline go to
Settings » General » Site Title

OR if you want to uplaod logo for your website go to Appearance » Theme Options » Basic Setting
You can also increase logo image height as per your requirement.



c. Setting the menu


  1. First of all create pages from Pages >> Add new page
  2. Go to Appearance >> Menu
  3. Click on Create a new menu link
  4. Give a name to your menu in Menu name and click save menu button
  5. Once you have create menu. You need to add pages by selecting with checkboxes. After adding menu list you can arrange it by drag and drop.
  6. Select menu theme locations Primary Menu from Menu Settings
  7. Click Save Menu after adding required pages, categories in the menu


4. Homepage Slider


In order to add slides to homepage slider go to the Appearance » Theme Options » Homepage Slider
For each slide there are different options that you can apply.

If you don't want to use this default image slider, you can use any image slider WordPress plugin



5. Homepage Section


The homepage contatins lots of section to create beautiful and professional website.

a. Who We Are

This section is used to display information about your company

To manage this services section go to
Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Who we are Section

Select page and upload welcome image



b. Services

This section is used to display various sevices in your website

To manage this services section go to
Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Top Four Box Services Section

Select page and upload services image



c. Why Choose Us

This section is used to display your specialities

To manage this section go to
Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Section 1

In order to change Font Awesome icons in this section:

  1. Find icon="cog" and replace "cog" with your icon name
  2. Use icon only from Font Awesome
  3. Icon name should be in lowercase letter


d. Data Counter

This section is used to display variour records in your website

To manage this section go to
Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Section 2

In order to change Font Awesome icons in this section:

  1. Find iconname="users" and replace "users" with your icon name
  2. Use icon only from Font Awesome
  3. Icon name should be in lowercase letter


e. Our Features

This section is used to display various features in your website

To manage this section go to Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Section 3



f. Recent Projects

This section is used to display various projects in your website

To manage this section go to Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Section 4



g. Latest News

This section is used to display latest news in your website



h. Appointment

This section is used for appointment booking

To manage this section go to Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Section 6



i. Creative Team

This section is used to display team members in your website



j. Testimonials & Skill Bar

This section is used to display clients testimonials and Skill bars in your website

To display Skill bars use below shortcode

[skill title="Creative Architecture" percent="100" bgcolor="#efc62c"][skill title="Interior Design" percent="70" bgcolor="#efc62c"][skill title="Building" percent="55" bgcolor="#efc62c"][skill title="Customer Support" percent="90" bgcolor="#efc62c"]



k. Our Work Gallery

This section is used to display photo gallery



l. Our Clients

This section is used to display various clients in your website

To manage this section go to Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Section 10

To change clients logo image



6. Footer


The Footer section consists of five main elements:

To manage footer section go to the Appearance » Theme Options » Footer



7. Setting footer menu


  1. Go to Appearance >> Menu
  2. Click on Create a new menu link to create footer menu
  3. Give a name to your menu (Footer Menu) in Menu name and click save menu button
  4. Add pages by selecting with checkboxes.
  5. Select menu theme locations Footer Menu from Menu Settings
  6. Click Save Menu after adding required pages, categories in the menu


8. Page Templates & Sidebars


When you create a new page from the Pages » Add New section, the "Default Template" is assigned to the page by default. The default page template is a standard page template that can be with a sidebar or full-width layout and can contain custom content.



9. Widgets


The WordPress widgets are used to manage sidebars:



10. Shortcodes


To view all shortcodes go to Appearance » Theme Options » Short Codes:



11. Multilingual


This theme is ready for translation - it comes with a .po file that contains all the embedded into the theme strings.
It supports multiple languages. The qTranslate X WordPress plugin offers a way to maintain dynamic multilingual content on a WordPress site.

How to make your website translate ready?

To translate Homepage sections Title, Content, Button texts, Read more texts



12. Support

If you have any questions regarding our WordPress themes, you can contact us through our support forum or you can mail us at support@gracethemes.com. Our support team is always ready to help you with any problems of customization or compatibility you may encounter.

BuildUp Free WordPress Theme Documentation


Thank you for using BuildUp Free WordPress Theme. This documentation consists of several parts and shows you the entire process of setting up and customizing a free WordPress theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please refer to the Support section. Thanks so much!


1. Homepage Setup

After activating the Buildup theme, setup homepage using following

Go to Appearance -> Customize -> Select static front page



2. Slider Setting

Go to Appearance -> Customize -> Slider Settings



3. Top Header Social Icon

Go to Appearance -> Customize -> Top Header Social Icon







4. Welcome Section

Go to Appearance -> Customize -> Welcome Page Section



5. Services Section

Go to Appearance -> Customize -> Services Section



6. Footer