Our themes include an auto theme updater to make your life easier. Simply set up your license key, and you will get a notification to update the theme when a new update is released.
IMPORTANT NOTICE We highly recommend backing up your site before updating.
Register your theme on the Getting Started page located under Theme Options. You should have received your license by email. If not, you can find it in your TTFB dashboard.
Once your license is activated, navigate to the WordPress Dashboard > Updates section.
Under the ‘Themes’ section, you’ll see the Light & Bold update notification. If you don’t see the update and you know one is available, click the ‘Check Again’ button on top of the page to refresh the updates list.
Check the checkbox beside the Light & Bold update, then click the ‘Update Themes’ button to start the update.
Wait for the update to complete. A success notification will be displayed once the theme is updated successfully.
The Cache Enabler plugin creates static HTML files and stores them on the servers disk. The web server will deliver the static HTML file and avoids the resource intensive backend processes (core, plugins and database). This WordPress cache engine will improve the performance of your website. Plugin page
Make your website faster by optimizing your JPEG and PNG images. This plugin automatically optimizes all your images by integrating with the popular image compression services TinyJPG and TinyPNG. Plugin page
With a free account and the theme Light & Bold activated, you can optimize more than 70 images per month, which is probably more than enough for the vast majority of users. If, however, you plan to compress more than 70 images per month, you can sign up for a premium account.
First, go to Plugins / Add new and search for “Compress JPEG & PNG images”.
Install the plugin by clicking the “Install now” button.
Then activate the plugin by clicking the “Activate Plugin” link.
Creating a TinyPNG account
First, register with TinyPNG.
Enter your name and email to create a new account, if you do not already have one.
Finally, activate your account by clicking on the button included in the email sent from TinyPNG.
The Light & Bold theme features a number of custom widget areas located throughout the pages. You can easily customize your theme by adding images and other widgets to the footer as well as blog and page sidebars, if you desire. You can drag and drop any widget into place by going to the Appearance -> Widgets page or accessing the Widget areas via the Customizer.
The Widget areas available are:
Middle left footer
Middle right footer
The Light & Bold theme includes 3 exclusive widgets to help you with the administration of your website.
This widget lets you easily add addresses, emails and multiple phone numbers. Simply press the “Add section” button, choose an icon and add your content. You can add as many sections as you want.
Perf Social Profiles
This widget provides a simple way to add your social profiles to your website. Like the Perf Address widget, simply press the “Add icon” button, choose an icon and add a link. You can add as many icons as you want.
This widget lets you add an image in a page’s sidebar or footer. It is an easy way to add ads or footer logos.
The Light & Bold theme uses some free and paid plugins to extend its functionalities.
Advanced Custom Fields PRO This plugin is bundled with the theme and is required to activate the Options page and more.
Extend Light & Bold This plugin is bundled with the theme and is required to activate the theme functionalities.
Choosing only a few plugins was not an easy task.
Keeping our mission in mind—to make web performance accessible to everyone—, we put together a shortlist of recommended plugins. To build it, we considered the following criteria: easy to setup, free, and providing decent performance benefits.
Compress JPEG & PNG images This plugin is a must-have. Its name says it all: The plugin compresses and optimizes images. It might require a little bit of setup, but trust us: It is worth it!
If you do not like the Compress JPEG & PNG images plugin, you could try Optimus or Imagify, two options that also deliver good results.
Cache Enabler – WordPress Cache This plugin is a critical one. Cache Enabler is free, performs very well and is incredibly easy to setup. If you want an even quicker caching plugin, we recommend using WP Rocket. It is a paid plugin, but it is worth the investment.
Contact Form 7 This plugin can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup.
Speed Up – Browser Caching Most shared hosting services do not automatically activate browser cache and file compression options on Apache web servers. This plugin solves the problem.
CDN Enabler – WordPress CDN Plugin Does your website use a CDN? Then CDN Enabler is a good solution.
Disqus Conditional Load If like us, you appreciate Disqus’s comment system, you must keep in mind that the official Disqus plugin is pretty heavy. To solve that issue, you can turn to the Disqus Conditional Load plugin.
Complete Analytics Optimization Suite (CAOS) Want to fix the Google Pagespeed error “Leverage browser caching” for Google Analytics? CAOS can solve the problem by hosting the Google Analytics script locally.
This article details the installation, set up and use the Light & Bold theme and provides answers and solutions to common problems and issues. We recommend reading this article thoroughly if you are experiencing any difficulty.