Rosana Documentation

Creative WordPress Blog/Magazine Theme

1. Getting Started


Created: 5/14/2023
Last Update: 5/14/2023
By: FlatLayers
Support Email: [email protected]

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Installing Rosana Theme

Using WordPress Dashboard

  • Download full theme ZIP package and Extract it to normal folder.
  • Go to your WordPress dashboard and click on Appearance.
  • Click on Add New Themes then click on Upload.
  • Browse for inside the extracted folder then click Open.
  • Click the Install Now.
  • After finishing installation process click on Activate the theme.
Installing Rosana Theme

Using FTP

  • Extract to normal folder.
  • Open WordPress instaltion directory.
  • Go to /wp-content/themes directory.
  • Upload rosana folder to that "themes" directory.

You will find rosana-child folder. It's a child theme you can edit and upload using FTP to themes directory.

Required Plugins

After installing Rosana theme. Theme shows message to install 6 plugins. Follow instructions to install and active them.

Rosana Theme Requird Plugins:

  • Rosana Theme Addons
    The most important plugin for Rosana theme. It contains Post format options, Custom Gutenberg Blocks, Custom widgets, Sharing icons, Author social profiles & Instagram widget header shortcode.
  • Kirki
    A WordPress customizer Framework. It's required to run customize panel options.
Rosana Theme Addons

Import Demos

Rosana theme comes with awesome pre-made demos. To import a demo just follow these steps:

  • Install and Activate One Click Demo Import Plugin.
  • Go to Themes > Rosana Demo Import.
  • Select any demo you want.
  • Click on Import Demo.
  • Follow Import panel instructions to finish import proccess.
Rosana Demos

Updating Rosana Theme

Rosana theme may be updated periodically in order to add new features and fix bugs. You have two methods to update theme.

Updating Automatically

Envato have developed the Envato Market Plugin for WordPress. This plugin automatically alert you on your dashboard when a new version of the theme is available and you can update it automatically from your WordPress dashboard. Follow upcoming steps to install and use it.

Updating Manually

  • Download latest theme version from ThemeForest > Downloads.
  • Extract the ZIP theme Package to normal folder.
  • Go to Appearance > Themes.
  • Click on Add New > Upload then install

2. Customization


Rosana theme powerful customiztion panel will help you to change options, colors, typography and see change in live preview before saving. Options are arranged to help you understand and use it.

Go to Appearance > Customize to customize your blog.

Here is some insturctions to use Customize panel:

  • Read each option title and description to know how to use it.
  • Test changes in live preview before saving it.
  • WooCommerce options display when WooCommerce plugin is activated.


List of all settings sections in customize panel

1. Site Identity:

  • Adding Site title
  • Adding Site tagline (description)
  • Adding Site icon (favicon)

2. General Settings:

  • Select Pagination Style (Ajax Load More, Infinite Scroll, Pagination, Navigation).
  • Select Sidebar Position (Left, Right).
  • Enable/Disable Sticky Sidebar Movement.
  • Select Archive Pages Thumbnail Ratio (Landscape(16:9), Landscape(4:3), Landscape(3:2), Square(1:1), Portrait(3:4), Auto Image Ratio, Hide Thumbnails).
  • Enable/Disable Post Excerpt.
  • Select Category Default Layout (18 Layouts).
  • Enable/Disable Category Default Sidebar.
  • Select Author Archive Layout (18 Layouts).
  • Enable/Disable Author Archive Sidebar.
  • Select Search Results Layout (18 Layouts).
  • Enable/Disable Search Results Layout.
  • Select Tags & Other Archives Layout (18 Layouts).
  • Enable/Disable WooCommerce Shop & Archives Sidebar.
  • Enable/Disable Product Sidebar.

3. Header Settings:

  • Select Header Layout (Modern, Classic 1, Classic 2, Minimal).
  • Adding Logo.
  • Adding Dark Mode Logo.
  • Enable/Disable Dark Mode.
  • Enable/Disable Set Dark Mode As Default Mode.
  • Enable/Disable Overlay Header (No Background).
  • Enable/Disable Fixed Header.
  • Enable/Disable Header Social Icons.
  • Enable/Disable Header Search Icon.
  • Enable/Disable WooCommerce Cart Icon.

5. Home Settings:

Total control of home page feateured area and latest posts layouts. It's seperated to 2 panels.

5.1 Featured Area Settings:
  • Select Featured Posts Layout (7 Layouts).
  • Adding Featured Posts IDs.
  • Adding Featured Categories Slugs.
  • Select Featured Posts Number
  • Adding Static Slider Content.
  • Enable/Disable Featured Area Navigation/Arrows.
  • Enable/Disable Featured Area Pagination/Dots.
  • Enable/Disable Featured Area Autoplay.
  • Select Featured Slider Animation.
5.2 Latest Posts Settings:
  • Select Latest Posts Layout (18 Layouts).
  • Enable/Disable 1st Post Standard Full Width.
  • Enable/Disable Home Sidebar.
  • Select Latest Posts Thumbnail Ratio (Landscape(16:9), Landscape(4:3), Landscape(3:2), Square(1:1), Portrait(3:4), Auto Image Ratio, Hide Thumbnails).
  • Add/Edit Latest Posts Title.

6. Post & Page Settings:

It's seperated to 2 panels.

6.1 Post Settings:
  • Select Post Layout (11 Layouts).
  • Enable/Disable Post Sidebar.
  • Enable/Disable Author Section.
  • Enable/Disable Next & Previous Posts Section.
  • Enable/Disable Sharing Icons.
  • Enable/Disable Tags.
  • Enable/Disable Meta Author.
  • Enable/Disable Meta Date.
  • Enable/Disable Meta Comments.
  • Enable/Disable Meta Reading Time.
  • Select Related Posts Format.
  • Select Related Layout (11 Layouts).
  • Select Related Posts Thumbnail Ratio (Landscape(16:9), Landscape(4:3), Landscape(3:2), Square(1:1), Portrait(3:4), Auto Image Ratio, Hide Thumbnails).
  • Select Featured Posts Number
  • Add/Edit Related Posts Title.
6.2 Page Settings:
  • Select Page Layout (11 Layouts).
  • Enable/Disable Page Sidebar.

7. Social Media Icons (Header & Footer):

Add your social media links and it will display automatically in header and footer like demo.

Please add full link starting with (https://) not just username.


Colors customize sections allow you change all theme colors in Light & Dark mode.

Default Mode Colors

  • Edit all light mode theme colors.
  • Select Sidebar Widget Title Style.
  • Select Footer Widget Title Style.
  • Select Post Section Title Style.

Dark Mode Colors

Edit all Dark mode theme colors.


  • Rosana theme is designed based on a powerful typography ratio.
  • You can use any font from Google Fonts.
  • Please, read typography options carefully.

3. Content


  • Go to Posts > Categories.
  • Add/Edit Category name, slug and description.
  • Select Category Layout (18 Layout).
  • Enable/Disable Category Sidebar.
  • Select Category Posts Thumbnail Ratio (Landscape(16:9), Landscape(4:3), Landscape(3:2), Square(1:1), Portrait(3:4), Auto Image Ratio, Hide Thumbnails).
  • Add Category Background Image.

Posts & Formats

1. Gutenberg Editor Support

Rosana theme is fully compatible with the Gutenberg editor.
to know how to use gutenberg editor please check this tutorial: How to Use the WordPress Block Editor (Gutenberg Tutorial).

2. Featured Image

Add featured image for all post formats to display it in blog and archives pages.
Featured image size must be (1140px width) or more.

3. Post Format

Rosana theme has 4 post Formats (Standard, Video, Audio, Gallery).

  • Standard
    It will display Featured Image if you added it.
  • Video
    To embed Youtube, vimeo, Dailymotion or TED video.
    Just copy video link from browser and paste it like this:
  • Audio
    To embed SoundCloud or spotify audio.
    Just copy audio link from browser and paste it like this:
  • Gallery
    To insert slideshow gallery to post.

4. Post Excerpt

Excerpt is generated automatically depends on selected layout.
You can add excerpt manually. please see the image below.


As in posts you can create page using gutenberg or classic editor. Also you can add featured image.

Disable Comments

To hide comments section from page:
Scroll to Discussion section and remove Allow comments selection.

Home & Page Templates

Rosana theme has 5 page templates. It used to create a home page or other pages.

  • Home Full Width (Featured, Latest & Sidebar).
    Display full-width featured area, homepage content then latest posts & sidebar.
  • Home Full Width (Featured, No Latest & No Sidebar)
    Display full-width featured area, homepage content.
  • Home (Featured, Latest & Sidebar)
    Display full-width featured area then homepage content and latest posts aside to sidebar.
  • Home (Featured, No Latest & Sidebar)
    Display full-width featured area then homepage content aside to sidebar.
  • Full Width Page (No Title & No Sidebar)
    Display full-width normal page content without page title and without sidebar.

Display your custom homepage as front page

  • Create your homepage and publish it.
  • Go to Settings > Reading.
  • Change "Your homepage displays" option to "A static page".
  • Select your custom homepage from "Homepage" dropdown menu.
  • You can select any other empty page to display all posts from "Posts page" dropdown menu.
  • Change "Blog pages show at most" to change displayed posts number in all archives and homepage latest posts.
  • Save Changes.

Rosana's Custom Gutenberg Blocks

Build pixel-perfect pages with Gutenberg's content system and Rosana's 12 custom blocks.
You can use all Rosana's blocks in pages or posts with default Gutenberg columns block, cover block or make them full width.

In page templates, the editor live preview width is smaller than actual width.

You can add custom classes to any block using "Advanced" panel.

1. Banners Block

  • Allow you to add 4 banners.
  • Preview live changes before publish.
  • Select from 4 banners styles.
  • Select from 5 banners ratio.
  • Add "Banner Image" URL at least to display Banner.
  • You can use it with default Gutenberg columns block, cover block or make it full width.

2. Loop Blocks

Effortlessly showcase your content in a variety of styles with Rosana's 11 custom Gutenberg loop blocks.
You can use any loop block with default gutenberg blocks like (columns & cover) to create your structure. Or you can use it alone or even make it full width.
All custom loop blocks have the same 2 settings panels (Loop Option, Block Style).

Loop Options:
  • Customize your loop as you want. Get posts from a certain categories, tags, post formats, authors, a certain posts IDs, or even combine all options to create a very unique loops.
  • Select loop posts number to display.
  • Set an offset posts number. Ex. to neglect latest post or even latest 100 post.
Block Style:
  • Add Block title, link.
  • Select block header style or hide it.
  • Select block thumbnail ratio or hide block thumbnails.
  • Select block Excerpt legnth.
  • Enable Dark Background option when using block over a dark background.
List of Rosana's Loop Blocks:
  • Grid 2 Columns
  • Grid 3 Columns
  • Grid Boxed 2 Columns
  • Grid Boxed 3 Columns
  • Grid Overlay 2 Columns
  • Grid Overlay 3 Columns
  • List
  • List Reverse
  • List Overlay
  • List Reverse Overlay
  • List 2 Columns

WooCommerce (Online Store)

With WooCommerce plugin, launch your own online store in minutes and start selling your products with ease and style.

1. Installing WooCommerce Plugin

  • Go to Plugins > Add New and search for "WooCommerce".
  • Install and activate the plugin and follow the setup instructions.
  • Plugin will automaticlly setup required pages (Shop, Cart, Checkout and My Account).
  • Add your products, categories, payment methods, shipping, coupons...etc.
  • Please, read WooCommerce Documentation. It will help you to know all tips required to create your shop.

2. Customize Your Store

  • Go to Pages -> Shop page to add shop page featured image and/or tiny description to display like demos.
  • Go to Products -> Categories to add product category image and/or description to display like demos.
  • Go to Appearance -> Widgets to add WooCommerce sidebar widgets.
  • Go to Customize -> General Options to enable/disable WooCommerce sidebar in shop and/or product pages.
  • Go to Customize -> WooCommerce to edit Store notice, product catalog, product images and checkout.

4. Sidebar & Widgets

5. Theme Translation

1. Translate Rosana Theme Using plugins

You can translate theme static words like "Min Read" using translation plugins like WPML, Loco Translate or any other free or paid plugins.

2. Translate Rosana Theme Manually

You can translate theme static words like "Min Read" using Poedit Free Program.

  • Download and install Poedit on your computer.
  • Go to extracted theme package folder > rosana > languages.
  • Open rosana.pot file using Poedit program and click on Create new translation button.
  • Select translation language.
  • Find words you want to translate and add translation.
  • Save .po file in same folder and compile file to .mo and save in same folder.
    If French (France) it will be like that fr_FR.po
    Check this link to name your file correctly depending on WordPress language:
    You will find correct name next to each language in WP Locale column.
  • Uplaod .po and .mo files to wp-content/themes/rosana/languages/ directory using FTP.

3. Right to Left (RTL) Languages

Reach out to a wider audience with Rosana's RTL support, ensuring your content looks great for readers of languages that are read right-to-left.

To Display RTL, Just change WordPress language to your RTL langauge like Arabic from "Settings -> General".

6. Speed Optimization

Speed & Performance

Rosana is a lightweight and optimized WordPress theme, designed for maximum performance and speed. With the right plugins, you can further boost your website's performance, even on a shared, low-budget hosting plan.

Here are some free plugins recommendations: