The easiest way to install the theme, is by accessing your WordPress admin panel, then go to Appearance Themes. Select the Install Themes tab and click the Upload link located just below the tab’s name. Click on Browse… and select the WordPress theme zip file you just downloaded. Then click the Install Now button, and after a few seconds, your new theme should be installed. Click activate and the theme is ready to use.
In order to install the theme manually, or in case you have trouble installing it through the admin panel, you have to unzip the WordPress theme’s zip file on your computer, and upload via FTP the resulting theme folder into your WordPress installation themes folder (wp-content/themes). Then, from the WordPress admin go to Appearance Themes. The theme should be available in your themes list. Click activate.
After activation, you will be redirected to the CSSIgniter Settings panel (accessible from Appearance CSSIgniter Settings) to start customizing your brand new theme.
Importing Sample Content
To import sample content in order to make your Hernan installation look like the demo version, you need to go to the CSSIgniter Settings panel (accessible from Appearance CSSIgniter Settings). Site Options should be selected, so scroll to the bottom and in the last box, click Download sample content. You will be prompted to save a zip file, do it and then extract it. The contained xml file will be used to import the sample content. Back to your WordPress dashboard go to Tools Import and click on the WordPress importer. You will be prompted to install the plugin, install it, activate it and then navigate back to Tools Import and click on “WordPress” once again. Click Choose file and select the xml you got in the previous step. Click Upload file and import. In the following screen make sure you assing all posts to an existing user (or create new ones if you wish) and check the box that downloads and imports attachments. Click Submit and wait until everything is set up for you.
Configuring your theme
IgnitionConf is a single page theme, that means there is no blog functionality or inner pages. It is consisted of the following areas:
- Header area – Where your logo and main navigation of your website appears.
- Slider area – Where the posts from the custom post type “Sliders” appear.
- About area – Where you can place the content of any designated page.
- Speakers area – Where the posts from the custom post type “Speakers” appear.
- Schedule area – Where the posts from the custom post type “Speakers” appear, only if you’ve selected them to.
- Sponsors area – Where the posts from the custom post type “Sponsors” appear.
- Contact area – Where you can show the content of any page (e.g. a page with a contact form) plus a map and widgets.
Global section information
You can disable or enable any section by going to Appearance > CSSIgniter Settings and then to the tab of the respective section (e.g. “Contact Options”). Also, you can set your section titles independently. Note that the menu is created dynamically by the theme depending on whether you hide or show each section.
The slider section brings forth posts from the “Sliders” post type. In order to create a slideshow you have to add at least 2 Sliders and fill them with the appropriate info such as the main big title (which is taken by the Slider default title at the top of the post), super-titles, and subtitles which are provided by the theme as custom fields. In order to accompany your slider item with images, you must set a featured image. The recommended size for the featured images is 1920×600 pixels.
The About Section gets populated by the content of any page you select in Appearance > CSSIgniter Settings > About Options. You can place anything you want, mainly text and images.
The Speakers Section is populated by posts that are of the “Speakers” post type. Simply add new Speakers and assign featured images. The name of the Speaker should be set as its title and the description that pops up in the tooltip once the speaker is clicked is the main post’s content. Again, you can place whatever content you want as a description.
You can create a timeline or a schedule for your event/conference by inserting details in the Speaker Presentation Details section of the Speaker’s post edit screen. Fill out the appropriate info and then check the “Show this speaker on the Schedule.” The image and name of the speaker will be taken from the featured image and title of the post.
You can also create a Sponsors Section by adding posts in the Sponsors custom post type. Only the featured image will be shown and you can select an external URL for the sponsor logo to point to.
If you wish to show a contact form in your website, first you need to install a contact form plug-in. The theme is designed to behave with both the “Contact 7” and the “Gravity Forms” plug-ins. Navigate to Plugins > Add New, and search for either of the above plug-ins. Install one and activate it.
As soon as you activate your desired Contact Form plugin you should then create a contact form; place as many input fields as you wish and then create a new page (Pages > Add New) named “Contact” or something similar.
The only thing you need to place there is the shortcode of the Contact Form you created by using one of the aforementioned plugins.
Hit Publish, and then navigate back to the CSSIgniter Settings > Contact Options. At the bottom of the list you will find a dropdown, listing all the available pages on your WordPress installation. Select your Contact page and you are all set.
In order to create your map, if you wish, please follow the detailed instructions that we have placed in the Contact Options under the Map section.
- CSSIgniter Shortcodes you can use our custom made shortcode plugin to help you create a variety of layouts and elements on your site. Instructions can be found here.
- Socials Ignited use this plugin to create a widget that links to all your social profiles. You can also customize it with your icons and add new social networks, a guide can be found here.
- Contact Form 7 use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in an empty page.
The recommended image sizes for the IgnitionConf theme are:
- General thumbnail size: 460x460px