Photum Instructions


Once you have WordPress installed, download the theme zip file and then in the WordPress admin screen, visit
“Appearance” > “Themes” > “Install Themes” > “Upload” and upload the file.

Once it has uploaded, just click “Activate” under it and your theme will be put live.


We have tried to make this theme as powerfull but easy to use as possible, with that in mind – there are a few settings you need to make to get the most out of the theme.

Theme Options

We have included a simple theme options panel which has just 2 settings at the moment – we may add to this in future. Visit “Appearance” > “Theme Options” and you will see where you can upload a logo – we recommend doing this, a simple black text on white background works best with this theme. There is also a box for “Tracking Code” this is where you would paste code from Google Analytics or other tracking program.


The photos menu is where you can control all aspects of your photos on the site – first of all you should create some Categories, Locations and Equipment – you can add anything you like under these.

To add your first photo, click  “Add new” you will see a page like a normal WordPress post writing page but with a few new options. Enter a title and a description for your photo first. Then on the right hand side, pick a category, location and equipment from those you set up before.

Finally at the bottom right, click the “Set Featured Image” link and upload your photo in the popup box. When its uploaded click the “Use as featured image” and you’re done – you can then publish the page and will see it appear on your homepage.

Create Blog Page

You will need to create a page that is used for normal blog posts, this step is nice and easy – simply visit “Pages” > “Add New” name the page “Blog” but leave the content blank. On the right hand side in the “Page Attributes” box change the template to “Blog” and press publish and you are done.

Create a Menu

You will need to create a menu for your site, so visit “Appearance” > “Menus” and create a menu. You can read more about how to do that here.

Place Some Widgets

You may also want to add some widgets to your theme, so visit “Appearance” > “Widgets” and add the ones you want, Read more about widgets here.