Alternate Instructions

Alternate is a minimal and responsive filterable portfolio WordPress theme for creative types who want to showcase their work.

Theme installation

Unzip file that you downloaded from us and install file. Read more how to install a theme → 

Making theme look like demo

Inside the package you will find a file named alternate.WordPress.xml that you can use to import the demo content. Read more how to make theme look like the demo 

Activate child theme

This theme enables you to create and activate a child theme with just one click, which is the recommended way to modify themes.  Learn how to create a child theme 

Adding a logo image

Go to Appearance → Customize → Site Identity to add a logo image or edit your site title. Learn how to update your site identity 

Setting up the menu

This theme has two menu locations, the Primary Menu (main menu) and Social (the menu to display your social media profiles). Create menus and assign them to each of the available locations. Learn how to setup WordPress menus 

Social media icons

This theme will automatically display links to your social media profiles as icons, using a Custom Menu. Learn how to setup social media menu 

Configuring the front page

In the front page, this theme will display the latest posts by default. You can assign a static page to display in front instead of the latest posts. Learn how to display a static page in front 

This way you can have a static page or your portfolio display in front, instead of the latest posts.


First create a page. Assign the Portfolio template to the newly created page. Learn how to change page templates 

Add the page to the menu or have it display in the front page as explained above.

  • In your Dashboard go to Portfolio → Add New.
  • Add a featured image to each portfolio entry. The image will be resized to 250x250px. Learn how to add featured images to a page or post 
  • Create Project Types in the right column for the portfolio filter to work.
  • Assign each portfolio entry to one or more Project Types.

Page templates

  • Default: Content page with left sidebar.
  • Portfolio page: Page to display portfolio.


  • Left sidebar: This location is visible throughout the website, below the menu.
  • Bottom widgets: Visible throughout the website, in the footer.

Learn how to add widgets 

Featured Images sizes

  • Post and page featured images: 780 x 400px
  • Portfolio images: 250 x 250px

If you need more help regarding this theme, please contact us.