We would like to thank you for choosing Ivy School – a modern and beautiful theme for School, College, University and other educational institution.  Ivy School includes  features and functions such as online courses with lessons and quizzes, online classes, list of courses, teacher profile, student profile, lesson and quiz management… With a UI/UX Optimization for Education Website and #1 LMS plugin for WordPress website – LearnPress, Ivy School WordPress Theme promises to be the best theme for university, college, school and educational institution site.


There are system requirements in order to install and setup Ivy School theme and its components properly. Make sure that you are running the latest version of WordPress, PHP version 7.0 or higher and MySQL version 5.7 or higher. We also recommend the following PHP configuration limits:

Recommended PHP configuration limits

  • upload_max_filesize = 32M
  • post_max_size = 32M
  • max_execution_time = 300
  • max_input_time = 300
  • memory_limit = 256M

Please contact your server provider to verify your current PHP limits and have them set it up again if needed.

Note: Once you successfully install and activate Ivy School theme, Ivy School Dashboard will be added to your WordPress menu. You can verify those requirements under Ivy School > System Status

1.2.What's Included

After purchasing Ivy School theme on themeforest with your Envato account, go to your Download page. You can choose to download Ivy School theme only (Installable WordPress file only) or the entire Ivy School theme package which contains the following files:

  • Ivy School theme: An installable WordPress theme zip file.
  • Documentation: A link to this documentation.

    Here is a video tutorial of how to install, activate and import demo data for Ivy School theme. You can also check the detailed instructions in the section below.


    You can install Ivy School theme via 2 ways: Via WordPress or via FTP

    3.1.Installation via WordPress

    Follow these steps below to install Ivy School theme via WordPress:

    Step 1. Visit Dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Add New.

    Step 2. Click Upload Theme.

    Step 3. Browse ivy-school.zip file on your computer and click Install Now.

    Step 4. Activate Ivy School theme.

    Step 5. Install and activate Thim Core plugin of Ivy School that required for importing demo data.

    3.2.Install theme via FTP

    Follow these steps below to install Ivy School theme via FTP:

    Step 1. Login your FTP account via FTP software to access your host web server.

    Step 2. Extract ivy-school.zip file.

    Step 3. Upload the extracted folder ivy-school to wp-content/themes folder.

    Step 4. Activate Ivy School theme in Dashboard > Appearance > Themes.

    Step 5. Enable Thim Core to activate the core of Ivy School and start importing demo data process.

    3.3.Install plugins and import demo

    After the theme successfully installed and activated, you will see the Ivy School theme dashboard with our welcome message. Click ‘Next step’ and follow the instructions to set up your site:

    Step 1. Name your website and set the description.

    Step 2. Log into your Envato account to be able to download the required plugins for the theme. You must not skip this step

    Step 3. Install and activate required and recommended plugins for the theme.

    There will be times that some of the plugins fail to install due to internet loss and you will see the error message ‘You can try again later’. Simply choose the plugins and click install and activate again

    Step 4. Choose a demo and import into your site

    You can also import any specific pages from the demo. Please go to our support forum and we will send you the file of those pages and the guide of how to import.


    You are able to customize your website in Dashboard > Appearance > Customize

    4.1.Customize Settings

    This section will guide you how to customize parts of Ivy School


    This is for customizing Logo, Page Layouts, Styling, Typography and Extra Features.

    Logo: Change Logo / Sticky Logo / Logo Width / Site Icon for Site

    Layouts: customizing Site Layouts, Archive Page Layouts, Single Page Layouts, and Page Layouts

    Styling: customizing Primary Color, Secondary Primary color, Background type, Background color, Box Layouts Box Shadow.

    Typography: customizing Body Font, Headings Font and Heading.

    Extra Features: customizing Loading Icon and enable/disable extra features: RTL support, Smooth Scrolling, Open Graph Meta tags, Back to Top, Google Theme, and Preload.


    This is for customizing Layouts, Top Bar, Main menu, Sub Menu and Sticky Menu.

    Layouts: customizing Header Layouts, Background Color, Header Position, Header Padding and Heading Size.

    Top Bar: customizing Top bar Typography, Top bar Height, Background Color and Size.

    Main menu: customizing Fonts and Text Color Hover.

    Sub Menu: customizing Background Color, Text Color and Text Hover Color.

    Sticky Menu: customizing Header Padding, Style, Background Color, text Color and Text Hover Color.

    4.1.3.Page Title

    This is for customizing Page Title settings, Title settings and Page Breadcrumb settings

    Page Title Setting: customizing turn on/off Page Title and Parallax

    Title: customizing Background and Title Style

    Page Breadcrumb: customizing Breadcrumn Icon and Font.


    This is for customizing Layouts, Archive Settings, Single Settings, Meta Tags and Social Share.

    Layout: customizing Blog Archive and Single Layouts.

    Archive Settings: customizing Blog Style and Number Column.

    Single Settings: customizing Featured Image, Comment Form and Related Posts

    Meta Tags: customizing displaying Author, Date, Category, Tag and Comment Number

    Social Share: customizing displaying and sortable Button Sharing.


    This is for customizing Amount Member Per Page, Main Content Title and Description


    This is for customizing Event Archive Page/Single Page Layout and Setting Amount Event Feature


    This is for customizing Archive Page and Single Page Layouts.


    This is for customizing Responsive on Mobile.


    This is for customizing Widgets areas including Top Bar, Right Menu, Footer Top and Footer Slidebar.

    4.2.Page Settings

    Ivy School theme allows to customize a single Post or Page.
    When using Ivy School, you will see extra settings ‘Display settings’ on your ‘Screen Options’

    By enabling ‘Display settings’, you will see new settings Featured Title Area and Layout in your Posts and Pages.


    You can update Ivy School theme via 2 ways: via Thim Core and via FTP.

    5.1.Update via Thim Core

    Thim Core plugin allows to update theme without resetting your settings and customization. However, you should always backup your files and databases before updating.

    Follow these steps below to update Ivy School theme via Thim Core:

    Step 1 – Visit Ivy School > Dashboard and login with your Envato account.

    Step 2 – Click Update now.

    5.2.Update via FTP

    Follow these steps below to update theme via FTP:

    Step 1. Log into your Envato account on themeforest. In your Download page, find Ivy School theme and choose the Installable WordPress Theme.

    Step 2. Login your FTP account via FTP software to access your host web server. Navigate to wp-content/themes folder to backup your current ivy-school folder if needed. The contents on your site will not be lost but if you have modified the code then the changes will be lost. You have to modify them again after updating.

    Step 3. Extract ivy-school.zip that you downloaded from themeforest

    Step 4. Upload new theme folder ivy-school to wp-content/theme to override the existing files.


    Before submitting a ticket on our support forum, please do all the following requirements:

    • Refer documentation.
    • Read changelog and make sure that your site is running the latest version of Ivy School theme.
    • Clear caches after changing any setting on your site.

    Check our Knowledge Base and FAQs below to find out the answer for some common questions:

    Check our Knowledge Base and FAQs below to find out the answer to some common questions:

    How to get license key of included premium plugins (SiteOrigin Page Builder and Revolution Slider)?

    You are able to use included premium plugins such as SiteOrigin Page Builder and Revolution Slider for free when you purchase our themes on ThemeForest. You don’t have to buy your own license to use these plugins.

    As a policy from the plugin’s author, you will not get updates directly from them. But you will always get the latest version of SiteOrigin Page Builder and Revolution Slider when we update the theme. We ensure that they are always compatible with our theme.

    Will customization be lost if I update the theme?

    No, your customization in Appearance > Customize will not be lost when you update the theme. Only the code modifications in the original theme files will be lost and that’s why you should deploy in child-theme.

    Customization cannot be saved?

    When you make changes in Appearance > Customize setting but the changes cannot be saved, there are some common reasons:

    • Server error – “500 Internal Server”: Read this to know about the error and how to fix it.
    • Users of server (e.g Apache, Nginx) cannot write file: Let chmod file style.css and config.less (all in the theme directory) be 777.
    • Your PHP version is outdated: update PHP version 7.0 or higher.

    There are also sticky tickets we post on our support forum. If you cannot find the answer for your problem, don’t hesitate to contact us by submitting a new ticket.


    When purchasing our themes, you will receive free 6-month support service for problems regarding the theme. Once your free support service expires, you can renew your support service to 12 months. But no matter whether your support service expires or not, you always receive free life-time updates for the theme and plugins.

    We really care about our customers and guarantee to response to all questions within 48 hours since your support ticket is created.

    Regarding the requests about Customization and 3rd-party plugins, we provide a Customization Service at a fee.

    7.1.Support Forum

    ThimPress forum is our main resource for supporting customers. To reach us:

    Step 1. Click here to create your account. We will ask for your Themeforest purchase code.

    Step 2. Go to Ivy School support forum and create your topic.

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