This documentation guides you through the installation and customization options of the Strada theme.

If you have any questions or need any assistance related to the theme, please feel free contact us, our support team will be happy to help you.

Theme Installation

Generally, you can install the Strada theme in two ways either by FTP/Cpanel or via WordPress Dashboard itself. Based on the resources available and users preference you may choose any one method from the available two.

Installation via FTP/cPanel

To Install the theme via FTP/Cpanel follow these steps:

  • Download a copy of the theme zip file.
  • Save the downloaded theme zip file in your hard drive.
  • Extract the downloaded zip file you will find a folder with style and other theme files inside it.
  • Now connect the ftp server using the FTP details and copy the extracted folder to ‘site-name/wp-content/themes/’ path.
  • Now go to the Dashboard > Appearance > Themes.
  • You’ll see the theme in the theme dashboard.
  • Activate the theme.

Installation via WordPress Dashboard

To install the theme via WordPress Dashboard follow these steps:

  • Download a copy of the theme zip file.
  • Save the downloaded theme zip file in your hard drive (no need to extract the zip file).
  • Login into WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Themes.
  • Click on Add New button then click Upload Theme button.
  • Browse the theme zip file on your hard drive and click on Install Now button.
  • Once installed Activate the theme.

Recommended Plugins

The theme can be used out of the box without the need of any plugins, although these plugins are recommended:

  • Regenerate Thumbnails
    If you are installing Strada on an older blog and actively using featured images you will need to install this plugin to make sure the thumbnail images re-sized to the correct dimensions.

    Once you activate the plugin, go to “Tools > Regen. Thumbnails” and click on the “Regenerate All Thumbnails” button. Do not leave the page until the process completed.

Custom Widgets

The theme packed with 5 custom widgets:

  • Hardik Recent Post
    Similar to the default Recent Posts widget with additional options to display featured images, post meta, excerpt, etc.
  • Hardik Recent Comments
    Similar to the default Recent Comments widget with additional options to display Gravatar.
  • Hardik Tabbed Archive
    3 archive types displayed in tab. Categories, Tags, and Monthly archive.
  • Instagram Photos
    Pulls photos from Instagram with several options.
  • Flickr Photos
    Pulls photos from Flickr with several options.


The theme comes with several Customizer settings that you can use to customize your site to your style.

  • Site Title/Logo
    By default your site will display a site title and tagline, which can be customized here. You also have the option to hide the site title and tagline if you’d rather use your own logo image.
  • Social Media Links
    Fill in your social media profile URL and the theme will show it on above the footer area.
  • Accent Color
    Change the accent color of buttons and typographical elements found in the theme.
  • Background Color
    Change the background color of the site. Please note that changing this color may require you to make other color adjustments because your site’s content sits on this background color.
  • Background Image
    You can also upload an image and use it as your site background – full size option available. Same note applied.
  • Fonts
    You can change the font of your site: Site Title, Post Title, Widget Title, Content Headings, and the base font.
  • Layout
    The theme support 3 different layout: Content only, Content – Sidebar, Sidebar – Content

    Layout change on the Customizer setting applied globally, if you want a specific page/post to have different layout you can set it on the page/post editor.


  • 25 Mar 2018
    Fixed compatibility issue with PHP 7.2.x: “function create_function() is deprecated in PHP 7.2”.
  • 5 Oct 2017
    Minor CSS fixes
  • 21 Aug 2017
    Initial release


  • Feature request? feel free to contact our support.