Influential Lite is a robust and powerful business theme to accommodate small to medium sized companies and for e-commerce based sites that use or plan to use WooCommerce. This theme includes a ton of features built into it, as well over 80 colour settings to give you the opportunity to stylize your website with an array of unlimited colours. Let’s take a look at some of the key features:
This theme packs a lot of sidebar positions; currently at 39 sidebars in total. Influential Lite does not have all of them activated, so the purpose of this introduction is to show you how the sidebars work in this theme. To show you a layout of theme sidebars, you can visit the demo site:
With this theme, you get several options to enable or disable certain plugin elements relating to the following list you see below. If you leave them checked, the only thing that happens is that you will get duplicates loading in your web page, so the idea is to disable the ones you don’t need if you are already using a plugin for each one:
Although this theme uses the popular Font Awesome icon set, you can use a plugin for more flexibility. This theme lets you disable Font Awesome that is already included if you want to use the plugin method. If you decide to use a plugin, I recommend Better Font Awesome.
Influential Lite uses a very limited version of Bootstrap without all the added elements like buttons, progress bars, tabs, accordions, etc. This theme only uses the grid layout to achieve the responsive column structure that this theme is built on. This also comes in handy if you want to use “columns” in your pages, posts, or even a text widget.
Influential Lite includes three site header styles that you can choose:
When you first install and activate the Influential Lite theme, you will notice a demo banner is displayed. This is just for show and can easily be disabled from the customizer. This is what the banner looks like:
With this theme, you can change the “Copyright” name in the footer. By default, it’s setup to show this:
Depending on the theme you use, some may include a menu that is automatically generated and displayed, but with Influential Lite, we need to create a custom menu for greater flexibility. In the Basic Theme Setup tutorials section, there is a tutorial for Creating your custom menus, but I will give you a quick tutorial based on the WordPress standard method of creating a menu:
Many themes offer some form of social networking capabilities, from comprehensive to basic links to profile pages. This theme gives you a social menu location within the top header area. Setting up your social menu items is just like the other menus, excerpt you are using the “ Custom Links ” option for each social network.