SocialTribe - Getting Started


Thank you for purchasing the SocialTribe theme. This theme was crafted to work as a multipurpose theme but has special capabilities for Social Network sites using Ultimate Member.

Take some time reading the manual to learn how to setup, configure and enjoy SocialTribe.


Upload via WordPress Admin

The first option on how to install this Theme would be to directly upload the file via WordPress Theme Uploader.

  • Log into your WordPress dashboard
  • Navigate to Appearance » Themes
  • Click Install Themes
  • Click Upload
  • Now you just need to find the "" file in the Upload folder and hit Install now.

Upload via FTP Server

The second option on how to install our Theme would be the upload via FTP manager. It really doesn't matter which of the two ways you choose, just choose the one you feel more comfortable with.

  • Login to your FTP account and navigate to your WordPress Installation directory
  • Navigate to the folder /wp-content/themes/
  • Upload the "social-tribe" folder (not the .zip-file). This is the folder located inside the "Upload" folder in the zip-file you've downloaded.
  • Now log into your WordPress backend
  • Navigate to Appearance » Themes
  • Find the Theme and click Activate

Install WordPress Plugins

The theme has recommended plugins to make the theme function like the demos but note these plugins are all optional with the exception of Social Tribe Framework. The theme will operate normally without the plugins installed. Click “Begin installing plugins” to install and activate the recommended plugins.

Demo Content

Demo import is recommended for fresh installs of WordPress as this will add several pages, posts, menus to your site and override your theme settings.

The theme supports one-click demo import. So if you would like to replicate the content and styles like the theme demos then this option will allow you to get setup quickly.

You can find the demo import option by going to the following:

  • Go to Appearance > Theme Options 
  • Select Demo Importer
  • Choose a Demo to Import and click Import

Note this will change your current theme styles, add menus, images, pages, posts and widgets to make a replica like the demo. 

If you are interested in importing certain parts of the demo, you can do this using the plugin 1-Click Demo Import. As a part of your purchase are individual import files which you can use by doing the following:

  • Go to Appearance > Import Demo Content
  • Select the parts of the demo that you would like to import. These parts include theme options, widgets and posts content.

Theme Options Panel

To customize the theme further, you can go to Appearance > Theme Options or go to Appearance > Customizer and make any changes that you’d like to personalize your site.

The theme options are divided into several sections:

Layout settings - Choose the sidebars on general pages and customize 404 page.

Header settings - Control and configure the general setup of your header and site logos.

Footer settings - Control and configure the footer widget options and copyright text..

Styling - Customize the site colors and backgrounds for the site header, body and footer.

Typography - Choose the typography for headings, page title, navigation and footer.

Social Info - Add Social Network links to display in the footer.

Theme Update

Demo Importer - Import Demo layouts with 1-click.

Import / Export - Save customized theme options and/or import them.

Theme Update

Update via FTP

Much like installing the theme via FTP, you can also update theme in this manner.

  • Go to your purchases and download the latest version and unzip it
  • Login to your FTP account and navigate to your WordPress Installation directory
  • Navigate to the folder /wp-content/themes/
  • Upload the "social-tribe" folder (not the .zip-file). This is the folder located inside the "Upload" folder in the zip-file you've downloaded.

Update via license

To be able receive updates via the admin panel, you must first add your purchase license to the theme.

  • Go to Appearance > Theme Options
  • Select Theme Update
  • Add you License key from your purchase email or purchase list

Once theme license has been activated, you will continue to receive updates to theme and you can make these updates with just one click.

You will receive updates for the life of your license. Typically licenses expire are one year from purchase.


Setting up a Home Page

  1. In WordPress admin navigate to Appearance » Customize » Homepage Settings (or to Settings » Reading).
  2. For "Your homepage displays" option set "A static page (select below)".
  3. Select the homepage from dropdown list. This page will become your home/front page.
    Select the posts page from dropdown list. This page will become your blog page.

Page Settings

When creating a page, you can customize the layout of it via the page settings.

  • Header Display
    • Above Content - Default option that displays the menu before content begins
    • Over Content - Float menu above page content, great for placing menu over slideshows
    • Hide - Hide the men on the current page
  • Enable transparent header - This removes the background of header bar.
  • Hide Page Title - Hides the page title completely for selected page
  • Transparent Header Skin - If your page uses a dark slideshow, you can choose a light colored menu or vice versa.
  • Sidebar position - Choose the location of the side bar or hide it completely
  • Footer - Hide Footer on specific page

Using Page Builder

SocialTribe was built to work with both the page builders; Elementor and WP Bakery ( formerly Visual Composer )

The Social Tribe framework includes a special elements for these page builders.

To learn more about these builders, see below


Again, thank you for your purchase and interest in the SocialTribe theme. More detailed documentation will be provided through out the documentation.

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