Thank you for purchasing our product! We are very glad that you have decided on our Resume WordPress Theme.

This documentation will help you to set up and use the Resume WordPress Theme. The theme is very easy to use and we are here to guide and help you, so please read and follow the documentation, if there are some other issues you want to discuss then do not hesitate to contact us on This documentation is more of a reference work if you do not know what to do, or if you are not familiar to WordPress.

Please read the following very carefully as it will help you set the theme up, we have gone through the setup process multiple times and provided the best possible instructions.

We strongly recommend you to use a fresh install of WordPress and integrate your content into the pages according to the documentation. Of course, you can try to implement the theme into your current WordPress, but we will not provide in-depth support for it. The theme has specific settings that may conflict with your current setup of categories, plugins, javascript use, and more.

We wish you good luck in your work with Resume WordPress Theme, and of course we would love to see your website and what you come up with by using this theme.

The theme is very easy to use and we are here to guide and help you, so please read and follow the instructions and if you have further questions write us a email This documentation is more of a reference work if you do not know what to do and need a better understanding on how the template is built write us an email.

Note: You can click on small images to zoom in and then move the mouse to the position you need.

Browser and Devices support

Since Resume is built on the Bootstrap 3 framework, it supports the same browsers as Bootstrap.

This template is responsive and should look fine on all standard mobile devices.


Installing WordPress

To start working with Resume you first need to have WordPress installed on your server (local,dev or production)

Step 1: Download and Extract

Download and unzip the WordPress package from Download WordPress.

Step 2: Upload

Copy the extracted contents of to the corresponding path of the server. Make sure WordPress has permissions to write to the folder it is located in.

Now when accessing the corresponding URL you should see the following message:

Wp first

Step 3: Edit the Configuration File

Auto Mode: After clicking on "Create a configuration file" then "Let's Go" you will get the configuration page:

Establishing a connection

If the information is correct and everything works fine you will receive:


If it's successful then skip the "Manual Mode" if not, follow the instructions bellow.

Manual Mode: You can either rename the file wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php on your local machine or on you server (you'll still need to tell WordPress your database information).

Open wp-config.php with a txt editor and enter your database information under the section labeled:

// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress');

/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'root');

/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'root');

/** MySQL hostname */
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

/** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');

/** The Database Collate type. Don't change this if in doubt. */
define('DB_COLLATE', '');

After the information is edited upload the file to the server.

Step 4: Site name and login data

If it's all sparky then you click Run the Install and fill all the lines shown bellow:

Login Information

This being the last step you will see a success message.


Click Log in and now you can proceed to you site. Now you can go to installing your Resume WordPress Theme.

Installing Theme

To install the Resume WordPress Theme you will need WordPress v3.6 or newer.

Option A

Follow the steps and upload the Theme's installation zip file through the WordPress admin backend:

  1. Download the theme archive,
  2. Unzip the theme archive
  3. Find the installation file,
  4. Go to your WP admin – Appearance – Themes – Add New – Upload Theme – Choose file
  5. Upload the file.


Then, when prompted activate the theme.

Note: If you can't get passed the file upload limit and/or if you get an error message mentioning exhausted memory size or something in those lines, you could try to increase that limit by adding to the "wp-config.php" the following line of code:

define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M');

Option B

Uploading directly to the Server:

  1. Download the theme archive,
  2. Unzip the theme archive
  3. Find the installation folder, Resume
  4. Connect to your server via FTP or any other way that will allow you to explore and upload files directly.
  5. Navigate to your WP Installation Folder/wp-content/themes/
  6. Upload the Resume folder here.

If everything went well in Option A or B, the theme should appear under Appearance → Themes like shown below:


Then, when prompted activate the theme. Or go to Appearance->Themes and press the Activate button next to the theme.

Now you are ready to customize your theme.

Blog & Front Pages

Create a page that will serve as homepage - In WordPress admin panel under Pages → Add New, name it for example "Front Page Default". Also, select "Home" as the template used by the page.

Create a page that will serve as the archive page of blog posts - In WordPress admin panel under Pages → Add New, name it for example "Blog". Make sure that the permalink slug is "blog" only. Also, select "Default Template" as the template used by the page.

Set the front page to display as a static page: - Go to Settings → Reading → A static page (select below) → Front page: → Choose your page from the drop-down menu.

Choose your posts page from the drop-down menu. It should be the "Blog" page we have just created.

Your page should look something like:

home page

Tesla Framework

FW tour

All our themes are powered by Tesla Framework ( Tesla Framework Tour ), a powerful administration tool that comprises all our great features and allows you to easily customize the look and functionality of your theme, without advanced knowledge of programming. It gives you the possibility to customize and manage your theme settings from a dedicated area within your WordPress Admin. Tesla Framework works smoothly, is intuitive and easy to use, once you install one of our themes you will be able to personalize its logo, site background and color, SEO options, social media networks and more; all from one place.

Our Framework is in continuous development and improvement process, we are working hard to provide you an easy administration tool, and we're guided by the latest UX trends and new technologies.

To personalize your theme you need to follow the instructions below.

Note: Options will vary from theme to theme depending on their features.

General Settings

Use these settings to customize the logo,favicon and to insert custom css.

General Options

Site Colors

Use these settings to change available theme colors and background image.

Site colors


Use these settings to change available theme typography (fonts and colors).


SEO & Socials

Choose what social share platforms to be used on single post pages and in footer/header. Also you can insert a tracking code that will be appended in the body of your website.

SEO Social

Additional Options

This section of the framework differs the most from theme to theme. Most of the settings have descriptions or are pretty self explanatory, so please try to play with them before asking for support :) .

Note: Fields left blank will not apear.

Additional Options

Here is an example on the Resume's 404 error page with the colors corresponding to the image above.

Note: You can enhace your "Page Title" and "404 Message" using HTML tags.

Error 404 Resume

Here is an example of Related Posts from the Blog Page with the colors corresponding to the image above.

Related Posts Resume

Export/Import Options

To clear, export, import options for the settings explained above, go to WP Admin -> Tesla Theme -> Export/Import Options.

Warning ! We recommend that you carefully read all of the information, below, before using any of the features of Export/Import Options. It is highly recommended that you perform a backup of your theme by using the Export Options button, and then saving the file to a safe location, before proceeding with any of the other options located here. If you use the built in Export Options feature to create a backup, Tesla Themes Support can assist with any issues that you may encounter. If you use a third party backup product, i.e., plugin, you will need to contact the plugin vendor for assistance.

Export/Import Options

Clear Options: Restores all the inputs to default values. You will lose all customization made in the theme options tabs.“USE WITH CAUTION.”

Import Demo Options: Imports the options predefined by our developers as seen on demo page.

Note: Importing demo options will not make your website look entirely as on our demo. You still need to import demo content and use specific plugins and widgets if theme requires so.

Export Options: Saves the current options to a file. This file can be later used to import options as described below. Useful when migrating to a new server.

Import Options: Loads options from an earlier exported file.

Warning ! Importing or clearing options will erase your theme current settings from Tesla Theme page . Make sure you make a backup first by "Exporting Options".

Import Demo Content

To import the content that is used on our demo page, go to WP Admin -> Tesla Theme -> Import Demo.

Import Demo

Warning ! Importing Demo Content will add posts and media files to your WordPress database. It is not recommended to do it if you already have your own content. If you have already created your own content in this theme and still want to import the demo content, then It would be better if you back up your data before importing the demo content.

You may encounter an error(s) due to permissions or to duplicate content. If the final message is green and successful just ignore them. If it fails or takes longer than 15 min to load please contact our support team and send your WordPress login, as well as any FTP login.

Theme Updates

WordPress will check for updates each hour and our themes will be displayed on the WP's updates page automatically.

Your Tesla Theme will have updates made available from time to time and you should update your theme when you see that an update is available. Tesla Themes highly recommends that BEFORE you make any customizations to your theme, you FIRST create a Child Theme. A Child Theme inherits all functionality from the Parent Theme (i.e., the theme that you have purchased from Tesla Themes). If you are an experienced user of WordPress and already know how to create a child theme, please do so before customization, and then do all customization on the child theme (i.e., custom css, modification of .php files, etc.) If you are a beginner, or have never created a child theme, then please refer to the WordPress Codex for more information: Child Theme and for instructions on how to manually crate a child theme.

Warning ! You will lose all the customizations made in the parent theme if you make this update. Make sure that you work with Child Theme to keep the customizations during updates. For the sake of clarity: all Tesla Themes are Parent Themes. Although you can customize this Parent Theme directly, you must always bear in mind that when Resume theme updates are made available, and you choose to update your theme, most or all of your theme customizations will be lost!

To check for updates manually go to WP Admin -> Tesla Theme and at the top click on the Check Updates button. If an update is available, the newest version will be displayed and the "Go to updates page" button will appear, clicking on it will lead you to the WordPress' updates page.

Theme Updates

Note: Click on View Changelog before updating to see what has been added or changed.

Select the checkbox next to the Tesla Theme and then click on Update Themes

Theme Updates 2

If you get any errors during this process please be sure that WP has permission to write in /wp-content folder.

Contact Form Builder

This feature is not available on all themes.

Tesla Contact Form Builder is meant to give the user as much customizability of the structure and appearance of your contact forms in the theme as the layout permits.

To create a contact form, go to the Forms menu and begin customizing the default form that has already been created.

Be sure to fill in the: ID;
Receiver Email: The email address where you want the form data to be sent.
Location: Specify exactly where you want the Contact Form to appear, or leave blank if you wish to use the form with a shortcode or in a widget.

Form Builder

The form will appear automatically in the predefined Location that was chosen in the builder. Below you can see example from demo.

Contact Form

Page and Post Settings

Here are an example of settings for one Page/section

  • Page Settings

  • Settings Above will generate the Page/Section below

    Example Page

  • Post Cover will be used for Blog Section/Page Archive

    Example Page

Page Templates


Create a new page from one of the built in WordPress templates This is a great feature that lets you quickly, with only two clicks, create the exact layout that you want for your new page. When adding a new page you can choose from the four templates below:

  • Contacts

Note: Some page templates may require additional configuration from custom posts and theme options pages.

Template "Home Page With Slides"


Demo Home page.

Steps Template

Note: To create Home page like in demo, you need to follow steps bellow:

1.) Create all the pages you whant to be on Home Page.

2.) Create blank page and select "Home page with Slides" template for it.

Steps Template

3.) Go to Settings -> Reading and select the page with template as Front Page.

Steps Template

4.) Go to Appeareance -> Menus and create a menu and place it in Home Page Theme Location.

Steps Template

Custom Posts & Shortcodes

Custom Posts

To ease the process of creating a website our TeslaFramework combines Theme Options, Custom Posts, Shortcodes and Templates.

Most of the custom posts are linked with a shortcode that you can use on any page. Some will need a specific page template to be called on. Others have their own placement and will be used as content for static locations.

The best way to understand and start working with our custom posts and shortcodes is to Import Demo Content and modify it.

Next we will explain each custom post. Its parameters and limitations of use. Don't be afraid to experiment.

Note: In the following screens, the colors from WP Admin match the generated content on the frontend.

Shortcode "Accordion"

[tt_accordion][tt_acc_item title='...' message='...'][/tt_accordion] include an Accordion into the post.

title="...": Item Title.
message="...": Item message.

Shortcode Accordion

Shortcode "Image"

[image class='logo' img_url=''] include an image into the page.

img_url="...": Url for image.
class="...": Class for customization.

Shortcode "Main About"

[main_about img_url='' title_1='...' title_2='...']Description goes here...[/main_about] include an image into the page. It use folowing atributes:

img_url="...": Url for image.
title_1="...": Section Title.
title_2="...": Section Sub-Title.

Section "Main About and Image"

[container class='main-info'][row][column size='3'][image class='logo' img_url=''][/column][column size='9'][main_about img_url='' title_1='...' title_2='...']Description goes here...[/main_about][/column][/row][/container] Generate a section as shown below:

Shortcode Main About page

Shortcode "Title"

[section_title title='...']Description goes here...[/section_title] shortcode generates Section Title. It use folowing atributes:

title="...": Title text.

Shortcode "Awards"

[awards title='...'][award_item title=...' description='...']...[/awards] shortcode generates Award Section. It use folowing atributes:

title="...": Title text.
description="..." Award description.
ico="...": Award icon. You can choose another icon from Font Awesome colection. Default "trophy" icon.
ico_color="..." Choose a color for icon. Default #eab71c.

Shortcode Award

Shortcode "Info Box"

[info_box][info_item ico='...' title='...' description='...']...[/info_box] shortcode generates Info Box Section. It use folowing atributes:

title="...": Title text.
description="..." Info description.
ico="...": Info item icon. You can choose another icon from Font Awesome colection. Default "mobile" icon.

Shortcode Award


To create it , go to WP Admin -> Portfolio -> Add New . Choose or create a category if you want multiple/different portfolios on different pages.

Portfolio Page

This custom post in combination with [tesla_portfolio] shortcode will output your portfolio to the page:

shortcode uses the following attributes:

title="...": Section title
nr="...": insert a number of slides to be displayed. Default: 'all'

Note: Use this shortcode only on single page. If you place the page into the template "Home with Slides" just pick "portfolio type" page and insert the atributes into the fields below.

Portfolio Archive

Single portfolio slide/page will look like below:

Portfolio Single

CP "Service"

To create it , go to WP Admin -> Service -> Add New.

Service Page

This custom post in combination with [tesla_services] shortcode will output your service section to the page:

shortcode uses the following attributes:

nr="...": insert a number of items to be displayed. Default: 'all'


CP "Time Line"

To create it , go to WP Admin -> Time Line -> Add New.

Time Line Page

This custom post in combination with [tesla_timeline] shortcode will output your Time Line section to the page:

shortcode uses the following attributes:

nr="...": insert a number of items to be displayed. Default: 'all'

Time Lines

CP "Testimonials"

To create it , go to WP Admin -> Testimonials -> Add New.


This custom post in combination with [tesla_testimonials] shortcode will output your Testimonials to the page/section

shortcode uses the following attributes:

title="...": pick a title for section.
nr="...": pick a number of Testimonils to be displayed. Default "all"

Testimonials 1