Documentation – Finedine

Perfect theme for hospitality and food websites

Thank you for using Finedine. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of these following instructions, please feel free to use our Community Forum.

1. Installing a Finedine Theme

1.1 Uploading via the WordPress Dashboard

Use the WP Dashboard to install your theme:

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard and go to Appearance > Themes.
  2. Click on Add New button at the top of the page.

    Finedine Lite Installation
    Finedine Installation
  3. Search for “Finedine” in the search box and download the theme from the results shown.

    Finedine Lite Installation
    Finedine Installation
  4. Click on Install Button when you see Finedine Theme listed in the search result.

    Finedine Lite Installation
    Finedine Installation
  5. Once the installation process is complete, click on the Activate Button to activate Finedine Theme.

    Finedine Installation
    Finedine Installation
  6. Once the theme has been activated, you’ll be redirected to our Finedine’s welcome page.

    Welcome to Sampression Lite
    Welcome to Finedine
1.2 Uploading via FTP

You can also upload the un-zipped file to a folder on your site via FTP:

  1. Download a theme from – a compressed .zip file will be downloaded to you computer.
  2. Extract the downloaded folder to your computer.
  3. Use FTP to login to your site and upload the theme folder to the wp-content/themes/ folder.
  4. Open your WordPress Dashboard and go to: Appearance › Themes and activate the theme.

2. How to Update a Sampression Themes

When ever there’s an update for Finedine Theme, you will receive a notification on your WordPress dashboard. To update to the latest version, simply click on the Update Now link.

3. Customizing Your Theme

To make any customization to your website can be accessed via the Appearance > Customize section. The customization options will be shown on the left menu (1), while you can preview the changes to the right main window. You can also directly click on the Edit icon on the main window to go to that particular section and make your changes (2).

Go to Appearance > Customize > Finedine Important Links to find information about the Finedine theme, links to Online Support, Documentation and the Community Forum here.

5. Theme Options

Theme Option is packed full of theme setting, styles of your website, including header options, featured slider, testimonial and reviews, social media and so much more.

5.1 Header Options

To change the content of your header, go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Header Options. If you do not want to show content in the Header Section, you can leave the fields blank in the template.


5.2. Featured Slider

Finedine has support for Featured Slider. To display your posts in the slider, go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Featured Slider. The Featured Slider in Finedine shows posts based on a category that you have selected from the dropdown list below. You can create a specific category (e.g. slider) for the posts that you would like to show in the slider and select that category from the dropdown menu below. For best results, we recommend that the posts have Featured Images set. Please note that you’ll need to add the excerpt text to your posts in order for the slider to display the second heading. Finedine gives you the 2 different Transition Effects, which can you can selecte from the drop-down menu (1). You can hide the slider form the homepage by choosing the hide option in Hide Slider section (2).


5.3. Testimonial & Reviews

You can showcase upto three Testimonial & Reviews. To add new Testimonial & Reviews, go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Testimonial & Reviews


5.4. Default Layout

Finedine offers two different layout options viz. Left Sidebar and Right Sidebar, from which to choose. To select a layout, go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Default Layout.


5.5. Social Media

Finedine has support for four of the most popular social media. To add your account, go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Social Media.

5.6. Footer Options

To change your footer content, go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Footer Options.


5.7. Header and Footer Scripts

We can only use js script in this section. To add your custom scripts, go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Header and Footer Scripts.

6. Site Identity

You can customise your site’s identity in this section. Finedine supports both graphic and text-based logos and also has Site Icon also known as Fav Icon. To add your logo, go to Appearance > Customize > Site Identity.

7. Colors

To change color of your site, go to Appearance > Customize > Colors. You can change the Header Text and Background Color for the site here.

8. Header Image

To add a Header Image, go to Appearance > Customize > Header Image. There is no limit to the size of the image you can upload, however, the recommended image size is 1366×400 pixels.

Finedine can display menus. To customize your menu go to Appearance > Customize > Menus.

10. Widgets

Finedine supports Widgets. To add or customize your widgets go to Appearance > Customize > Widgets. Finedine comes with two custom widgets, SM: Featured Block and SM: Call for Action Block. You can also add default widgets of WordPress.

11. Homepage Settings

You can choose what’s displayed on the homepage of your site. To customize your homepage go to Appearance > Customize > Homepage Settings

12. WooCommerce

Finedine is WooCommerce compatable. To setup your own online store, go to Appearance > Customize > WooCommerce

13. Additional CSS

Finedine allows you to add your own CSS code to customize your site. To add your CSS code, Appearance > Customize > Additonal CSS

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