Support Forum Login / Register
Video Tutorials


At first thanks for the interest! With this powerful WordPress theme, you can build Personal or Multi-Author blog websites. It is very easy to use and user friendly. With the WordPress Live Theme Customizer - a real-time Theme Options panel you can create your own, unique design. Multiple Blog page variations with cutting-edge Featured Posts Slider, Promo Boxes, Instagram Footer Area and many more are guaranteed to WoW and Inspire!

Bard Free Setup

If you prefer a Video Guide, please watch this tutorial.

Bard Pro Setup

Theme Download

After the theme purchase, you've received an email with a direct theme download link and the unique license key.
To get started, you need to download the theme first. Please watch this Video Guide to download the theme correctly.
Note: if you are a Mac Safari user, please watch this Video Guide.

Theme Installation

  • Log into your WordPress Admin Panel, navigate to Appearance > Themes and click on Add New button (view screenshot)
  • Then Click on Upload Theme button (view screenshot)
  • Click on Choose File button and select file that you have already downloaded
  • Click on Install Now button (view screenshot)
  • Click on Activate (view screenshot). You are done!

If you prefer a Video Guide, please watch this tutorial.

Mac Users - Bard Pro Download

If you are a Mac user and running Safari browser you need to disable auto open of .zip files feature from browser settings in order to download the Bard theme .zip file properly. This video tutorial will guide you through the process. This is a very common issue for Mac users and could be fixed very easily.

FTP Install

  • Extract archive on your local machine
  • Log in to your FTP program and go to WordPress themes folder wp-content/themes
  • Upload extracted bard-pro-premium folder in this directory
  • Log in to your admin panel, then go to Appearance > Themes
  • Now you'll see Bard Pro theme in your themes list.

Demo Content

If you are a Wordpress beginner it's highly recommended to install the Demo Content, which will give you a basic content setup similar to our demo website. Please follow the steps in the video tutorial below.

Pro Version

This information covers only Bard Pro theme features.

Navigate to Dashboard > Appearance > Bard Options, click on Import Demo Content button and wait until it ends. Note that import time depends on your internet connection and server config.

Basic Setup

If you are not a WordPress beginner and you've just skipped the demo content setup you should get the basic idea how this theme works.

Logo Setup

To set up a Logo navigate to Appearance > Customize > Site Identity > Logo Setup. Select an Image from Media Library or upload a new one.
Width option should be the same as your logo image width(x) dimension is. To setup a Retina logo, you need to upload 2x bigger image than the Width option is set, for ex: if the Logo image width(x dimension) is 400px, then you should set Width option to 200px.
Also, you can Show/Hide Tagline under the Logo image. Use Display Site Title and Tagline checkbox for that.

Logo Setup

Header Image

Actually, the Header Image is a Logo background area, you can set a background image from Appearance > Customize > Header Image > Page Header (tab). To set up a full screen image, you should set Background Image Size to Cover, but if you want the header image to be repeated - set to Pattern.

Page Header

Pro Version

Please note: This information only covers Bard Pro theme features.

You can adjust the Page Header Height and Logo Top Distance (Customize > Site Identity > Logo Setup) in pixels. With these options you can get a multiple variations of the Page Header design.

Page Header Page Header

Social Media

To set up Social Media Icons navigate to Appearance > Customize > Social Media, first select the icon, then enter your social media URL. These icons will appear under the Logo & Tagline.

Social Media

Also, you can enable Top Menu and Social Icons form Appearance > Customize > Top Bar.

Top Bar instagram

Instagram Setup

To display your Instagram Feed in the Sidebar area, please watch this quick Video Guide.

To display your Instagram Feed in the Page Footer area, please watch this quick Video Guide.

Pro Version

Please note: This information only covers Bard Pro theme features.

You can set up to 8 Social Icons and display them on 4 different locations.
Also Top Bar has an Arrangement and Background Transparency options, which creates a completely different feelings in your website design.

Top Bar Top Bar

Pro Version

Please note: This information only covers Bard Pro theme features.

Thre are NO "theme and author credits" in the footer! Also, you can enable/disable Social media Icons.

Top Bar

Blog Feed

All Blog Page options are located in Appearance > Customize > Blog Page section. You can change Post Description type from Post Excerpt to Post Content. The Post Excerpt will display limited trimmed content(only words), while the Post Content will show original post content which could be cut by
<!--more--> tag. You can Change Post Pagination type from Default to Numeric as well.

Blog Page

Also you can Disable/Enable some Blog Post elements such as Categories, Date, Author, etc...
Related Posts could be enabled by setting Related Posts - Display options to Related value. Please note that it will only appear on the Blog Grid if the Make First Grid Post Full Width is enabled or Blog Feed layout is set to List Style (General Layous > Page Layouts).

Blog Page

Pro Version

Please note: This information only covers Bard Pro theme features.

You can control Horizontal and Vertical gutters of your Blog Grid, set Post Excerpt Length, change Read More button text, disable/enable all elements, choose from 4 pagination types: Default, Numeric, Infinite Scroll, Load More Button. Pro version has inbuilt Post Sharing which could be enabled from the Blog Page section.
You can change Blog Grid Layout from Customize > General Layouts > Page Layouts(tab) > Blog Page.

Blog Page Blog Page


Theme supports 5 widgetized areas. Just add widgets in them and they will show up. Empty sidebars are hidden by default.


Sidebar Left widgets will be displayed on the left side of your Blog Feed and the Sidebar Right to the right side.
Footer Widgets will be displayed after your Blog Feed.
Sidebar Alt is and additional sidebar which is hidden by default and slides from left to right when the Sidebar Alt Icon is triggered. This icon is located on the left side of the Main Menu in the Main Navigation section. If the sidebar is empty, icon won't be displayed.

Predefined Styles

Pro Version

Please note: This information only covers Bard Pro theme features.

Bard Pro comes with 14 Built-in Predefined Styles. You can activate any of them with one click, please watch the video below to see how it works.

If you want to activate one of the Predefined Styles in the Bard Pro theme, navigate to Appearance > About Bard and click on Activate button on the style you want to apply. Don't forget that the changes you've made in the Theme Customizer before activation, will be lost.

All the changes made in the Theme Customizer will be lost and overwritten by this Style. Please note, that this will only change settings in the Theme Customizer and will NOT affect your website content (pages, posts, menus, media, widgets, etc..).

After activating the theme style you need to rebuild thumbnails. Switch to Recommended Plugins tab(above), then install/activate Ajax Thumbnail Rebuild plugin, then navigate to Tools > Rebuild Thumbnails, then tick Toggle All option and click on Rebuild all thumbnails button.

If you are activating one of these styles on the fresh installation of WordPress (i.e. you have no content yet) it's recommended to import the theme Demo Content.

Translate Theme

Please watch the video below to learn how to translate the theme

Child Themes

  • Bard Free Child Theme (requires Bard free theme) > Download
  • Bard Pro Child Theme (requires Bard pro theme) > Download

Theme License

Pro Version

Please note: This information only covers Ashe Pro theme features.

Enter a License Key in order to receive Automatic Theme Updates which includes Feature Updates, Security Updates and Bug Fixes. After purchase you will receive an email with the unique License Key which then could be used for the theme activation. If you have not received this email yet, click on Get My License Key button and enter your email address to resend it but don't forget to check the Spam folder.
Note: If you have not received that email, please contact us and we will help you.

Get License Key