Getting Started

Dolish | WordPress Photography Portfolio | Documentation


The template is well designed for all modern photography sites. With the help of Dolish, your site looks even more attractive and impressive for your audience. The new photography portfolio concept for creative photographers, agencies and freelancers, graphic designers, illustrators or any kind of creative people can now quickly and easily create a portfolio to showcase their work with a special and creative approach.

Main Features

List Files:

  • Home
  • Projects
  • Blog
  • About Us
  • Instagram Feed
  • 404


Upload files via FTP

  • Unzip the archive.
  • Select the “dolish” and “dolish-child” folders, which are the WordPress theme folders.
  • Open up your FTP manager and connect to your hosting
  • Open wp-content/themes
  • Upload the “dolish” and “dolish-child” folders to the WordPress themes folder
  • Log in to your WordPress and go to Appearance – > Themes
  • Your new dolish theme should be among the default ones. Click Activate dolish theme.
  • Then activate the child theme dolish-child

WordPress Upload

  1. Download dolish from your Themeforest account to your computer.
  2. Go To your WordPress, then to the Appearance -> Themes -> Add new.
  3. On the next page select Upload theme

    and click Install now button.
  4. After successful uploading you will see the messages. Then click activate
  5. After activating you have to install plugins for this theme

    Select all plugins and click Install

    After installing go back

    select all plugins and click Activate
  6. After installing the theme, we recommend to install a child theme dolish-child (analogically). Repeat 2, 3 and 4 steps

Importing Demo Content

Demo content consists of ready-made entries, pages, and media content as in a live dolish preview. Installing demo content will allow you to fill the site in accordance with our vision. To do this, go to tools section -> import WordPress, if necessary, install the WordPress importer plugin.

Then upload a special file content.xml. It is located in the demo-data folder. Import the file and don’t forget to activate checkbox for Download and import file attachments.


Configuring the main page

Go to the Settings section – Reading Settings. Here you should define the main page of the site-Home. Don’t forget to save your changes.

Configuring menu

There are three menus in the theme:

Top menu:

Toggle menu:

Footer menu:

Footer and toggle menus are divided into columns that can be edited in the admin panel:

For example if you want to edit top menu, you have to Appearance -> Menus and select Top menu

and edit it.

After editing you have to save setting

Configuring contact form

For forms in the theme the contact form plugin is used.

To configure it go to the contact tab and click edit

If you did data import, then you do not need to do any action.
If you did not import data remove all in code editor and insert the code from file contact-form-code.txt in the theme archive:

<div class="input-wrap">
    [text* username class:input placeholder "Name"]
<div class="input-wrap">
    [email* email class:input placeholder "Email"]
<div class="input-wrap fullwidth">
    [textarea* message class:input class:textarea placeholder "Your message"]
[submit class:btn class:submit-btn "Send Message"]

Don’t forget to include your parameters in the From and Additional headers fields:

If you will use Flamingo plugin, your have to add the code in Additional Settings tab:

flamingo_email: "[email]"
flamingo_name: "[username]"
flamingo_subject: "[message]"

In the future we will use the shortcode that we received:

Configuring Instagram Feed

To set up Instagram, go to Social Feed Gallery -> Accounts

Then click Add personal Account

You will be redirected to the Instagram confirmation page, and you must click Allow.

Then you will be taken back and you will have your profile account created.

Then go to Feed tab and click +Feed

We recommend set 10 posts and 2 columns

Click save.

In the future we will use the shortcode that we received:

Theme Options


To change logo you have to go to Customize -> Logo on your site

After change click publish button.

You should use tags <i> and <b> for styling logo

Background Image

The theme uses multiple background images. You can set your individual background for each page. If such a background is not installed, then one of those images that are used on other sites are loaded. If no background is uploaded to the site, then the default background is used. To set the default background, go to the Customizer -> Site Identity -> Default background image

After change click publish button.

Favicon Image

To set the favicon, go to the Customizer -> Site Identity -> Site Icon

After change click publish button.

Creating Content


The post interface looks like

Featured image is an image which used as preview image in posts list

Background image field is an image which used for background image of the page


For portfolio posts we use WPBackery Page Bilder

Short title is a title that is used inside the page

Short description is a text that used under the short title

To add a section you have to click on +Add element and choose section you need:

for further additions use + at the bottom of the page


Section names and their appearance

Photo section (first large)

Photo section (first small)

Fullwide photo section

Photo section with link (first large)

Photo section with link (first small)

Fullwide photo section with link

Slider section

Content section

Local video

Authors block

Source block

Header with background slider

Use for main page only

Blog posts and portfolio posts

This is the default output of posts

Numbered list

Team section

Contact form

You have to insert shortcode of your form

Instagram feed

You have to insert shortcode of instagram feed


Images and video previews

All of our base photos come from the following stock
photography sites:

Note: Demo images are not included, instead placeholder images are used.


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