Layers is a WordPress Theme framework focused on extending the WordPress core functionality to include layout building through the WordPress Visual Customizer. A lightweight set of base options, widgets and theme templates provide a user-friendly, extensible tool for creating beautiful, WordPress-faithful websites.
As a framework, Layers is not intended for direct modification. Instead, it allows you to backup pages and widget data to create presets or “Style Kits” which you can share, sell, or use to seamlessly transfer setups and layouts from one install to another. Layers may also be extended through Child Themes and Plugins via a growing set of hooks, snippets and tips found in our Developer Reference library.
The core concept of Layers is to enable the user to build layouts using functionality that is native to WordPress. This page template simply provides a single widget area that is designed to work with the Layers Page Builder Widgets specifically, but can accomodate most any widget with a little custom styling.
Download & Install:
Layers is available from our GitHub link here, or from layerswp.com and requires a self-hosted WordPress install.
View WordPress installation and server requirements on the WordPress Codex
To install Layers, upload the layers zip file to your self-hosted WordPress install under APPEARANCE →THEMES → ADD NEW.
Upon Activation, you will be greeted with a quick overview and be prompted to choose a preset.
Custom page layouts are achieved using the WordPress Customizer in combination with widgets. You can access Layers customization from APPEARANCE → CUSTOMIZE or through any Layers Page. These pages are listed under LAYERS → LAYERS PAGES for your convenience.
Customization of these pages and the overall theme is completed in the WordPress Customizer to take advantage of the live view.
For videos, troubleshooting and detailed usage documentation, view the Getting Started Guide
WordPress layers functionalities can be extended using WordPress plugins and Layers extensions.
We have prepared an extension for Layers, which helps you create beautiful Instagram galleries in seconds. You can download Instagram Gallery extension for Layerswp from CodeCanyon.