Rosetta Documentation

Minimalist & Typography Based WordPress Blog Theme

1. Getting Started


Created: 04/27/2022
Last Update: 08/12/2022
By: FlatLayers
Support Email: [email protected]

Thank you for purchasing our theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please Email us at [email protected]. We will get back to you within 12 hours and help you with any issue you might have. Thanks so much!

Installing Rosetta 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 Rosetta Theme

Using FTP

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

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

Required Plugins

After installing Rosetta theme. Theme shows message to install Rosetta Theme Addons. Follow instructions to install and active them.

Rosetta Theme Addons plugin contains:

  • Sharing Icons.
  • Author social profiles inputs.
  • Custom Widgets (Rosetta Latests Posts, Rosetta Category Posts, Rosetta IDs Posts, Rosetta Random Posts, Rosetta About).
Rosetta Theme Addons

Import Demo Content

Rosetta theme comes with XML demo content file "rosetta-demo-data.xml" you will find it inside theme package folder. To import it:

  • Go to Tools > Import.
  • Click on WordPress.
  • Install and activate WordPress Importer plugin.
  • Upload "rosetta-demo-data.xml" and import it.

Updating Rosetta Theme

Rosetta 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


Rosetta 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:

  • Show/Hide all thumbnails in website
  • Select pagination style
  • Select categories archive layout
  • Select author archive layout
  • Select search results layout
  • Select tags & other archives layout
  • Add Copyrights

3. Header Settings:

  • Adding logo
  • Adding dark mode logo
  • Enable/Disable dark mode
  • Set dark mode as default mode
  • Enable/Disable Fixed Header
  • Show/Hide Drawer on desktop
  • Show/Hide social media icons
  • Show/Hide search
  • Show/Hide WooCommerce cart icon
  • Show/Hide WooCommerce account icon

4. Home Settings:

Full Control of homepage style.

  • Select homepage layout
  • Select featured posts layout
  • Adding featured posts IDs
  • Adding featured categories slugs
  • Select featured posts count

5. Post Settings:

  • Select related posts type
  • Show/Hide author section
  • Show/Hide related posts
  • Show/Hide sharing section
  • Show/Hide editor picks section
  • Show/Hide author meta
  • Show/Hide date meta
  • Show/Hide reading time meta
  • Show/Hide tags meta
  • Show/Hide comments meta
  • Show/Hide Previous & Next Posts

7. Social Media (Header):

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 mode.

Dark Mode has only one color scheme.

Accent color display in both light and dark mode.

1. Colors: General

Allow you to change general colors, backgrounds, headings, buttons...etc

2. Colors: Header & Drawer

Allow you to change Header and drawer sidebar colors, backgrounds, menu, submenu...etc


Rosetta 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.


Gutenberg Editor Support

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

Featured Image

Add featured image for all posts even gallery posts to display it in blog and archives pages.
Featured image size must be ( 1140px width X 640px height ) or more.

Post Excerpt

Excerpt is generated automatically with first 70 words.

You can add excerpt manually. please see the image below.


As in posts section you can create page using gutenberg or classic editor.

Also you can add featured image.

Disable Comments

Default pages have comments section.
To hide comments section from page :

  • Scroll to Discussion section and remove Allow comments selection.


To use WooCommerce plugin in Rosetta theme.

Install it and follow setup instructions

Plugin will setup required pages (Shop, Cart, Checkout and Account ).

Please, read WooCommerce Documentation. It will help you to know all tips required to create your shop.

4. Sidebars

5. Theme Translation

Translate Rosetta Theme

You can translate theme static words like "Latest Stories, Min Read, Related Articles...ect" using Poedit Free Program.

  • Download and install Poedit on your computer.
  • Go to extracted theme package folder > rosetta > languages.
  • Open rosetta.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/rosetta/languages/ directory using FTP.