Sofani WordPress Documentation

The Documentation


Sofani Instruction

Firstly, we would love to send our great thanks to you for purchasing Sofani. This documentation covers almost everything to guide you step by step from the start to have your site on air. We encourage you to read thoroughly all sections before you go on.

WordPress Information

Before installing this theme, please make sure that you have a working WordPress version already installed. For further guides to install WordPress, please find in below useful links:

Download Theme Package

When our theme is purchased successfully from ThemeForest, you will need to download theme package to use. To download the package, please login to your ThemeForest account, navigate to “Downloads”, click the “Download” button in the left side of the theme, choose “All files & documentation” to download our theme package to your computer. The theme package includes:

Requirements for Sofani

To use Sofani theme, you must be running WordPress 4.4 or higher, PHP 5.5 or higher, and MySQL 5.5 or higher. Follow the checklist below to ensure that your host can work well with Sofani theme:

Recommend PHP Configuration Limits

When you are installing Sofani theme, you can meet many issues such as: demo content fails when you are importing and other issues. They are related PHP Configuration limits. The best solution is that you need to increase the PHP limits. You can do this on your own or contact your hosting provider learn more about this:


There are two ways to install theme. It belongs to the way you choose your preference.

Install Theme via WordPress

Note: If you see this message “Are You Sure You Want To Do This” when installing file via WordPress, it means that you have an upload max file size limit. Please try to read this blog to find a solution for your website.

Install Theme via FTP

Follow this video tutorial on how to install Sofani theme & plugins

Plugin Installation

Here is the list of plugins that will come together with our theme when it is activated. It is recommended to install and activate these plugins based on your own need:

Import Demo Content

The easiest way to import our demo content is to use our Demo Content Importer. Our importer will give you all pages and posts, several sample sliders, widgets, and more.

Import the content file (.XML)
import the content file import the content file step 3

Directly import the content file .xml downloaded from the package:

Import Slider

All our sliders should imported before importing Sample Demo Data, please follow these steps:

Auto Import
import sample data
Follow this video tutorial to import sample data of Sofani theme

Update Theme

Auto Update

Please follow these steps to update this theme automatically:

Manual Update

You can also update the new version in traditional way:

Basic Setting

If you’re new to WordPress, you’ll probably see that your site after importing data is completely different from our demo

It’s because some basic settings are needed on WordPress site. If you know where the issue is and how to fix it, please skip this section.

Setup Home Page & Blog Page

To assign Homepage and Blog page, please follow these steps:

Assign Menu

Please go to Appearance > Menus, then find Menu Settings > Theme Locations at the bottom.

Check the Primary Menu, then save it. This action will assign the menu “Main Menu” to the location Primary (the main menu) on our theme.

You can see more details at:

Change Permalink

Please go to Permalinks setting: Settings >Permalinks, then change the Common settings to Post name.

You can see more details at: After these steps are done, your site will look like our demo, you can move on to process to build your content.


Based on Redux Framework, Sofani provides Theme Options helping users easily to control WordPress theme. There are many options in Theme Options, each option has a mission to make your website nicer and more eye-catching. You absolutely go to Sofani > Theme Options to see all options. And do not forget to follow this section to see description of each option in Theme Options.

General Setting

General Setting section allows you to configure general pages such as select page preloader or configure enhancement or 404 page.

General Setting
General Setting

Enhancement section will help you enable the coming soon/ maintenance mode and enable JS, CSS file for your website.

404 Setting
404 setting
404 section allows to configure 404 page by adding title, background image for 404 page.

Page Setting

Page Setting section will help you to configure main page on your WordPress site. There are 3 sections you need to configure on Page Setting including Archive page, Search Page and Single Blog section.

Pages Setting

Pages Setting

Pages Title Setting

Archive Page

Archive page section provides many options which will help you configure archive page for your WordPress Website.


Archive Page

Archive Title Setting

Search Page

Search Page section allows you to configure all options of Search Page.

Single Blog

Single Blog section allows you to configure single blog page. For example: layout, sidebar, etc.


Single Blog

Single Blog Title Setting

Logo & Favico


In this section, you can upload your logo, sticky logo and custom favico for your WordPress website.

There are many options on Header section helping you to configure Header for your WordPress website. Follow these descriptions to learn more about them:


Header Navigation

Header Sticky

Header 1 Options


Add Header To Page

There are two ways which you can use to add header style to page:

Header Styles

Sofani supports 6 header style layouts. Follow these images below learn more about theme:


Create New Page


Page Options

We have created some specific Sofani page settings which will help you to build splendid pages for your website. Follow the list of options below to see how they work:

Page Layout
Page Top

Page Title Options

Page Header

Page Header will allows turning On/Off Header for your page. In addition, you absolutely customize Header Customize option, if Header Customize option is turned on, you can configure many options for your page such as Header Layout, Header Scheme, Header sticky, etc.


Menu section will help you to choose separated menu for page. You can select Page Menu and Page menu mobile.

Page Title

On this section, you can customize your page title with many options such as turn on/off page title, select color for page title or sub title from table color.

Page Footer

Page Footer allows you to select footer to override footer selected on Theme Options


Create New Post

Follow these steps below to create blog post:
create_ post

Post Format

Sofani supports 7 post formats. Follow these steps below to see the description of Post Formats and Global setting of Post.

Page Options

Like Page Options section of Page, you absolutely configure more options on Page Options of Post. To learn more about descriptions of each option, please visit Page section.


Team Member

Create New Team Member
Team Member Setting

Footer Blocks custom post type will help you create particular footer style by using Visual Composer shortcode. On Sofani, we provides 11 sample footer blocks. You can install our sample data to learn more about this.

Create New Footer Blocks


Create New Testimonial
Testimonial Settings


Create New Portfolio
Portfolio Page

To set up a page as Portfolio page on our demo website to show all portfolios such as 2 columns, 3 columns, you can create a new page. Then, use Yolo Portfolio shortcode and configure option in this shortcode. This shortcode will help you to create Product list page.


When WooCommerce plugin is installed in your WordPress website successfully, you are able to create online shop or product list page. Below is the guide to create Product or shop page using WooCommerce.

Create New Product

To create a new product, please follow these steps:

Shop Page

To set up a page as Shop page to show all products, create a new page. From admin panel, navigate to Woo Commerce > Settings

In Products tab, navigate to Display sub-tab on the top, here you can find your page from dropdown list to set as Shop page.

Product List Page

To set up a page as Product List page to show all products such as product list 2 columns, 3 columns, you can create a new page. Then, use Yolo Product shortcode and configure options on this shortcode. This shortcode will help you to create Product list page.


Instead of writing lines of code to build elements, we built Sofani with number of premade shortcodes that enable you to create many elements you see in our demo in fingertips.

By installing Visual Composer (the page builder plugin is integrated in the theme package), you will have the Visual Backend Editor where every shortcodes are displayed visually and easily generated with several clicks.

In addition to Default Visual Composer shortcodes, Sofani comes with 12 specific shortcodes. To generate these shortcodes, go to Backend Editor, click the “+” icon to add shortcode.

Navigate to Sofani Shortcodes to find a shortcode you want to use. You can add those shortcodes to any pages or posts for your own use.


There are 19 Sofani Shortcodes on Sofani. Below are a list of 19 shortcodes and their artributes:


Yolo Single Product

Use this shortcode to show single product on your page.This shortcode is used on Home V3 and Home V4 of Sofani theme.

Detailed option:

Yolo Product

Use this shorcode to display products as Grid or Masonry style. This shortcode is used on Home page and Product Grid, Product Columns page.

Detailed option:

Yolo Product Slider

Use this shortcode to show product items as slider on your site.


Detailed option:

Yolo Product List

Use this shortcode to show a list of products on your page.


Detailed option:

Yolo Blog

Yolo Blog shortcode will help you to show the list of blog posts on your page.

Detailed option:

Yolo Recent News

Use this shortcode to display recent posts on your page.This shortcode is used on Home V1, Home V2, Home V3, Home V4 and Home V6.

Detailed option:

Yolo CountDown

count down

Use this shortcode if you want to show count down on your website.

Detailed option:

Yolo Banner

Use this shortcode to display banner on front page.

Detail option:

Yolo Client

Use this shortcode to show clients logo on front page

Yolo Icon Box

This shortcode will help you to show icon box on front page.

Detailed option:

Yolo Google Maps

Use this shortcode to show the map on front page.

Detail option:

Yolo Products Creative

Use this shortcode to build creative masonry products on Home page.

Detail option:

Yolo Testimonial

Use this shortcode to build testimonial on front page.

Detail option:

Yolo Team Member

Use this shortcode to build team member on about us page.

Detail option:

Yolo Widget

Use this widget to call widget on footer.

Detail option:

Yolo Counter

Use this widget to display product counter on frontpage.

Detail option:

Yolo Product In Category Tabs

Use this widget to display products tabs on front page.


Detail option:

Custom Heading

Use this shortcode to display custom heading title on front page.

Detail option:


Create Newsletter Form

Please make sure that you have installed Contact Form 7 before, then follow these steps to create newsletter page.

Newsletter Form Style

Sofani supports 4 Newsletter Form Styles for your website. With each Newsletter Form Style, we declare a class. Each class has separate CSS style, you can easily to use one of classes to your website.

Follow lists below learn more about Newsletter Form Styles:


Sofani is a WMPL – compatible and multi- language ready theme. To translate this theme, follow these steps below


Please follow these steps to how to add a footer block to page


Come together with Sofani, these plugins are recommended to install and activate for flexible use. Below are the source for documentation and support of each plugins.

Visual Composer

Visual Composer WordPress Plugin Documentation for user guide to use the plugin.

Visual Composer WordPress Plugin Support System for support upon issues of the plugin.

Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 Plugin Page for basic information about the plugin.

Contact Form 7 Plugin Documentation for user guide to use the plugin.

Contact Form 7 Plugin Support Forum for support upon issues of the plugin.

Revolution Slider

Sofani is integrated with Revolution Slider that brings to your hand tons of slider effects and intuitive slider builder. Check out this documentation:

Revolution Slider Plugin Documnetation for user guide to use the plugin.


When you come to this section, we hope that you found all the information provided in this documentation helpful and you have finished installing and polishing your site as what you have imagined of. After reading carefully this guide, if you still need any helps, don’t hesitate to contact us at Yolo Support Center. You will be asked to create an account if you are new to us and enter purchase code to post a topic for support. To get your purchase code, please login to your ThemeForest account, navigate to “Downloads”, click the “Download” button on the left side of our theme, choose “License Certificate” to download the license file where you can find the purchase code.

Please be noted to post a topic with your issues be clearly clarified. It is recommended you send us together with link of your site and your admin account. These will help to save time for both of us. Finally, please be patient. It will take us some time to check all the topics and we will solve topics from older to newest.

Hopefully, you will enjoy using Sofani! Thank you for choosing our theme.