Introduction to X Theme and Cornerstone 2019

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I’ve put together this X Theme demo so that you can get a quick overview of the back end of X and how it works. I’ll go through some of the key features so you will know if this is the right choice for you.

This basic tutorial video runs through the essentials you need to know to get started using X Theme and it’s page builder, Cornerstone. It runs through all the theme settings such as the Template Manager, How to validate X Theme and the rest of the basics.

Links mentioned in the Video tutorial:

…for those that prefer to skim through tutorials, here is the X Theme demo overview.


Get your validation code from the email sent through from the Envato market. If you go through our basic set up this will all be taken care of for you.

A license will give you access to all future updates and access to the additional plugins that X Theme partners with.


Edit some basic settings to change the users that can edit with Cornerstone or the types of post that the Cornerstone page builder is available on. Don’t forget to click update on the top left to save your settings change!


This loads your current pages and posts. Click the edit button to load the page in Cornerstone on the right then edit away!

For videos on all the classic elements, check them out on our YouTube channel.

X Theme Templates

The update from the older versions is epic. You can see all of the templates you have, hide ones you don’t need or delete them. This is also the place to go to load in any templates that you have from WP Templates.

Template Manager from X Theme

Global Blocks

This is a recent addition to the theme. This allows you to create a block that is updated everywhere where it’s used. For example, if you have a promotion that you want to put all over the site, use a global block. For more information, check out the global blocks tutorial video.

You’ll create it once in the Global Blocks area, then add it as an element on your pages. If you need to update the promotion with dates or a winner then you’ll only need to do it once. It’ll get updated automatically all over your site.


Another handy feature. Set all of your brand colours here to save you from copy and pasting the HEX code or RGBA values each time.

UPDATE: They have updated this option to be in (on individual pages) theme options > settings icon.


Same again with fonts. Also useful to limit the number of fonts seen in the font options. Just add your brand fonts and pick the ones that keep your brand perfect and keep your designers happy!

UPDATE: They have updated this option to be in (on individual pages) theme options > settings icon.


Preview of the options

All of your X Theme and general layout options. I’d recommend to pick a stack that you are happy with and just edit pages as you go instead of tweaking too many settings here… but that’s just me. If you love to tweak, this is the section for you!

Header and Footer – Pro only

One of the biggest questions that I get asked is “What is the difference between X and Pro?”

The answer is header and footer customization. If you are a beginner then I would recommend just using X for now and then progressing to Pro after you are comfortable with how the theme works.

Customizing your headers and footers are a “nice to have” addition to your website theme tools. 

Check out all the stacks at the X Theme demo site.

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  1. Pingback: How To Setup Your X Theme Landing Page | WP Templates

  2. Can you please make a video in about how to change /work the side bar- i can’t figure out where I can do that.

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      Hi Yael,
      I will be doing an updated version of this video as there are some new features being added to X Theme. I will include a short section on sidebars in that 🙂
      Thanks for your input!

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