Crush - A Responsive WordPress Blog Theme

WordPress Theme

We would happily welcome feedback from you on how, if anywhere, you would like this documentation improved. If you would find anything a little bit easier and more helpful if we went into more detail, or explained something a little better - we'd be happy to hear it. We want CRUSH to be the best theme! If you have any comments, please mail us via the form on

FIRST, Cortana is a Wordpress theme and must installed into a Wordpress framework, so make sure you have already installed Wordpress 3.9 or higher. If you haven't already done this, go to for a free download and installation.

Download Crush Theme

Get the Crush Theme installation package from your account(after login on at downloads page and save it to your computer.


Upload crush Theme to your hosting

You can upload the crush file:

1. Via Wordpress - Log into your Wordpress site via url http://yourdomain/wp-admin:

When you get to your Dashboard, scroll down the left sidebar to the Appearance Panel and hover or click on "Appearance". You will be able to see the sub-menu in the picture below:

Click "Themes" as above image and will see an "Add New" button.

Click "Add New" button, then click on "Upload Theme"

Click "Browse" and find the file location on your computer.

Now you just have to click Install Now and wait for your theme folder to be uploaded and unzipped. The process might take some minutes, so please be patient.

2. Uploading Via Filezilla
(SKIP THIS STEP if you have already successfully uploaded crush theme via Wordpress) - Now you will learn how to upload your files using the Filezilla client.
First, BACKUP YOUR FILES! Should do it before set up anything, this is always the safest.
Next, download and install the Filezilla Client from
Now OPEN FILEZILLA to see this window:
Fill in your FTP information, like in the image below:

Click "QUICK CONNECT", here is screen after login:

Use the right side panel to navigate to the Worpdress theme folder on your server. In the example above, the Worpdress theme folder is public_html/wp-content/themes/. However, not all web hosting have public_html, it may have a different name in your server.
After you get to the Wordpress theme folder, use the left side panel to locate where you extracted the theme folder from the downloaded zip file into. In this example, the theme folder is on the desktop.
Drag it into your web hosting:

Note: you may be asked if you want to overwrite files and/or folder. Tick the option to "Always use this action" and click on "Ok", then wait until all files have been uploaded.

Install Crush Theme

If you chose to upload Crush with Wordpress uploader(via step 1 above), then wait for the notice below to appear and then click the link "Activate".

In cases where you uploaded the files with other FTP tools, open the Wordpress dashboard and navigate to Appearance>>Themes. You can activate Crush from the theme choices there.


Hover on the Crush theme screenshot to view the "Activate" button and click on it as above image. A notice will appear as image below and asking you to install some required plugins. Click "Begin installing plugins" to next

Install Crush Required Plugins
All plugins required have been zipped/already into your download package, so you only need to do is click on the "Begin installing plugins".
You should be navigated to the Install Required Plugin page, which shows a plugin list similar to this:

Next, Click on the checkbox beside "Plugin" label to select all plugins in the list.

Then choose "Install" from the drop-down list at the top and then click "Apply".

The installing process status will be shown in your browser. It may takes a few minutes, so please be patient. After sucessfull, your screen like that

When the notice "All installations have been completed" appears, click on the "Return to Required Plugins Installer" link to turn back to the plugin list.

Next, click on the box beside the Plugin label again to select all plugins and choose Activate this time as image below.

Now, we are ready to proceed to 3.2 One Click Install Demo Data or 3.3 Build Pages Custom or IV. BUILD PAGES IN Crush.

One Click Install Demo Data
With Crush, you can build a functioning website just by clicking a button and install our demo data or click 3.3 Build Page Custom to step by step. Your crush installation will be set up with what we have on our demo website, and you can use it as a template to develop your own website.
PLEASE SET VALUE FOR VARIABLES BELOW IN PHP.INI/.htaccess or some where(you ask your hosting provider) BEFORE DO “One Click Install Demo Data” function:

1. What version php do you using? If lower 5.4, please update to 5.4 or greater.

2. Check your folder theme has permission create/write file? if not, please set permission for it. 

3. Did you set variables?

max_input_vars = 3000

memory_limit = 128M



4. Make sure directory: crush\assets\data-demo\log has permission can create file.

5. Make sure can create directory "uploads" on crushr\wp-content\uploads and can create files in it.

Go to Appearance >> Install Demo Data menu

As you can see in the picture above:

The progressing would be displayed on import status bars so you will know when it is finished and your data is ready.
DONE. Now, you can visit your website to view demo.

In this case, you don't want use function One Click Install Demo Data, you can use BUILD PAGES CUSTOM Crush to build or you can build page custom! Click Create A New Page to start.


You can create any number of pages with content. Our theme includes several page templates to choose from, and you will need to choose the page template that suits your needs. All of this is done in the pages section of your WordPress admin.
If you DID NOT One Click Install Demo Data, you will need to MANUALLY CREATE your Home and other pages. Here’s how to build it:
Navigate to Pages in your admin sidebar and click Add New option.

We use XMENU, please visit Document XMENU for further details.

You can do step by step as image below to build contact form

You can visit Contact Form 7 Plugin to further details.

Or copy and paste content below to Form field(see image above)

<div class="crush-contact-form">

<div class="col-md-6">

[text* your-name id:your-name  placeholder "Name"]


<div class="col-md-6">

[tel* your-phone id:your-phone placeholder "Phone"]


<div class="col-md-12">

[email* your-email id:your-email placeholder "Email"]


<div class="col-md-12">

[textarea* your-message id:your-message 4x   placeholder "Message"]


<div class="col-md-12 crush-button-wrap">

[submit class:crush-button class:size-md class:style3 id:submit "Send Message"]




By clicking on the "Theme Options" menu, you'll be able to change all template specific settings.

General Settings
"General Settings" tab is divided into a few sections. Asides from the Install Demo Data section mentioned above, there are a few important sections for you to customize your layout.
You can upload this Logo on your server, or just paste an URL into the Logo box
1. Pre-Loading display
2. On/Off smooth scroll
3. Panel Selector display
4.Back to top
Maintenance Mode
"Maintenance Mode" use for update/maintenance website. Can choose custom page or default(basic)
"Performance" use on/off js & css for faster loading page
Custom Favicon
Have many options for each devices/screen, view on image to further more details.
404 Setting
You can input information, background for 404 page with out install plugins.
Page Setting
Blog Setting
Logo Setting
Header Setting
Mobile Header:
Footer Setting
Styling Options:
Font Options:
Social Profiles
These options are for a box that enable people to share your blog content on various social networks which automatically shows up under the content blog posts, an important function that helps promoting your site. You can also check the options to decide which network they are allowed to share the content of your website on. You can also turn off all options if you don't want your content to be shared at all.
Resources Options
Resources options let you utilize boostrap elements to style your store quick and easily.
Custom CSS & Script
In case you want to add new CSS class or JS to your website, add it in this text box. This will add/overwrite the theme CSS,JS, so please be careful!
Import Options
You can back up the options you chose here and restore them later, in case you want to fiddle with it. You can even swap data between different installations by pasting the text in the box under Transfer Theme Options Data and click Import Options button.
Contact Forms Settings
You can visit WP Mail SMTP Plugin to further details.
If you installed the Demo Content, you don’t need to create a new Home Page, you just need to choose from the list Home Pages that were automatically created from the demo content, following these steps:

If you are new to WordPress and have problems with setting up the theme you might want to import the demo content file that comes with the theme. The following actions will import some dummy posts and pages from the live preview:

Select WordPress from the list

Continue with steps in image

Display asked to import author, selected and continue



Thank you for purchasing our theme.
If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this documentation, please feel free to us via email
Thanks so much!