Thank you for your interest in the Perth WordPress theme. Perth works either as a business theme or as a blogging theme. This documentation mostly helps with building a business site similar to our demo page.

  1. Quick start guide
  2. Importing the settings file
  3. Settings up your front page
  4. Creating services/employees etc.
  5. Creating projects
  6. Adding block to your front page
  7. Row styling
  8. Using row separators
  9. Selecting fonts
  10. Using Polylang
  11. Code snippets
  12. Perth Pro

Quick start guide

This is what you need to do in order to use Perth at its full capacity:

– install Types and the Page Builder plugins (they show up as recommended when you activate the theme);

– import the settings file for Types (this will create custom post types for services, employees, testimonials, clients and projects). Types > Import/Export. See the video below.

– if you need a quick start, you can import the demo content from our demo site. Go to your admin area then Tools > Import > WordPress and select the file you just downloaded. If you import the demo content you don't need to create front and blog pages – they are created for you. The next step for you is to go to Appearance > Customize > Static Front Page. Change ‘Front page displays' to ‘A static page' and select My front page for Front age and My blog page for Posts page. Hit ‘Save and Publish'. Now your home page should be looking pretty similar to our demo! Next thing to do: download and install the portfolio plugin. Check your home page again and now our demo projects should be displaying.

Importing the settings file

This video shows how to import the settings file for any of our themes that use Types.

Setting up your front page (narrated)

Creating services/employees etc. (narrated)

Creating projects

You can create projects from your admin area (right next to services, employees). To display them you need to download and install this plugin. This plugin creates a shortcode that you can use to display a filterable masonry portfolio.
The shortcode:
[perth-masonry posts="8" show_all_text="See all" post_type="projects" filter="yes" include=""]

Available attributes:
posts="8" -> Number of posts to display;
show_all_text="See all" -> Text displayed for the filter button that shows all posts;
post_type="projects" -> Custom post type to show posts from. You can also add post to display regular posts. If you use the shortcode with the Perth Projects custom post type than you can also make use of the custom URLs feature that the projects provide.
filter="yes" -> Filter display. yes shows the filter, any other value hides it.
include="" -> Categories slugs to display in the layout and from which the filter will be built. Example: include="landscapes,people,cars"

Please note: your posts need featured images in order to be displayed in the masonry layout. Only one instance of the shortcode should be used per page.

Adding blocks to your front page (narrated)

Row styling

Using row separators

Selecting fonts

Using Polylang

See this page about using Polylang with Perth.

Code Snippets

Make sure you check our continually expanding Code Snippets Library for Perth and Perth Pro here.

Perth Pro

Perth Pro is available for purchase here.

As stated on the theme's feature page, Perth Pro provides header integration for the Crelly Slider plugin. We have a quick setup guide and some useful code snippets for it here.

If you plan to use the new timeline widget or the single post/page options, you need to get the settings file specific to Perth Pro and just import it like you did the first one. Get it here.


  1. Hi Vlad,

    Thank you so much for such a great theme and all the help you provide. You’ve been super helpful!

    Can you please just tell me how to change the colour of a widget title?

    I’m having trouble with it and I have googled, and tried changing the CSS but I may be doing it wrong.

    Thank you 🙂
    Also, just re-confirming it is just for one text box. (Dark background)

    1. Hi,

      Use the forums please, post a link to your site and point out the section you want this for.

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