Listee

Theme installation

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.

TIP: More info on how to download and install a theme here.

WP Job Manager installation

Listee uses the WP Job Manager plugin and its custom post types to control the Business Listings. This means some basic page setup as well as setting functionality comes directly from the WP Job Manager.

To install the job manager plugin, navigate to Plugins >Add New and search for WP Job ManagerClick the button to install and activate the plugin.

Once the plugin is installed it will create three pages, theJobs page which is the themes’s default Business listing page, the Job Dashboard page which allows a user to see all business listings they have posted at once and the Post a Job page which allows logged in users to post new business listings. You can add the latter two to the menu to allow businesses to post job listings and also access all their postings.

Initial configuration

The plugin’s configuration page can be found under Business > Settings, here you can configure the plugin to match your needs. We would suggest enabling Job Categories & Job Types which are by default disabled, you can also enable Multi Category & Multi Type selections, these will make your filtering system much more flexible. In the Job Submission tab you can configure the requirements for allowing users to submit business listings.

For more information the plugin’s extensive documentation can be found here.

Image Sizes

The minimum recommended image sizes for Listee are:

  • Post thumbnail: 750x500px
  • Entry items: 750x540px
  • Tall featured image:750px
  • Media Small:100x100px
  • Full Width 1140x470px
  • Hero image: 1920x500px

Useful Plugins

These plugins provide functionality and features used directly (or not) by the Theme. So, it is recommended to install and activate them before importing your sample content.

  • Contact Form 7 use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in a page which will serve as your contact page.
  • WP Instagram Widget: Use this plugin to help you display your Instagram feed in any of the theme’s sidebars.
  • Elementor Page Builder:  A page builder that delivers high-end page designs and advanced capabilities, never before seen on WordPress.
  • MaxSlider: You can use our slider plugin to generate sliders for your homepage or any other page you want.

Importing Sample Content using One Click Import

To automate the process of importing and for a better experience we have natively included support for OneClick Import Plugin. Let install it fist:

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’,
  2. Search for ‘One Click Demo Import’ and install the plugin,
  3. Activate ‘One Click Demo Import’ from your Plugins page.

From WordPress.org

  1. Download ‘One Click Demo Import’.
  2. Upload the ‘one-click-demo-import’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  3. Activate ‘One Click Demo Import’ from your Plugins page.

Once the plugin is activated you will find the actual import page in: Appearance > Import Demo Data.

 Click on the Import demo data button and you are done!

This plugin requires PHP version of at least 5.3.x, but we recommend version 5.6.x or better yet 7.x. Please contact your hosting company and ask them to update the PHP version for your site.

Adding a new post

To add new posts to your blog, go to Posts > add new and proceed to:

  1. add a title to your post,
  2. enter the content in the editor,
  3. upload a featured image by clicking “Set featured image” on the Featured Image panel,
  4. add a category and/or tag to the post,
  5. once finished click the Publish button to publish the post.

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Creating a page for your posts

To setup your blog page you can go to Pages > Add New and create a page named Blog. Then navigate to Settings > Reading and set that page as your posts page.

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Now you can add that page to your menu to give your visitors easy access to all your posts.

Adding a new Business Listing

To create a new Business listing go to Job Listings > Add New.

Start by adding the title, description, category, type and company logo, once done move on to the Job Data section below.

 

Most of the fields above are pretty self explanatory, let’s have a look at a couple that might need some explanation.  The Featured Listing box allows to to mark the listing as such, this will make it sticky during searches and it also gives you the ability to style it differently to stand out. Finally the Listing Expiry Date allows you to set an expiration date for the business listing, after that date the listing and its content won’t be visible if the Appropriate fields are selected from BusinessesSettingsJob Listings.

Once everything is filled in you can go ahead and publish the job listing.

Creating a Job Listing page

To do that create a new page and apply to it the Business Directory template from the Page Attributes panel.  This page must be Selected as a Job Listing Page from BusinessesSettingsPages.

As mentioned earlier the plugin creates a job listing page when installed (using the [jobs] shortcode), however our own listing offers a more refined filtering system as you can see on the theme’s demo, so you might want to use the custom one instead of the default.

Frontpage Page

To set up the homepage create a page named Home and set to it the Front page Template from the Page Attributes drop down on the right. The frontpage except the Hero panel which appears in all pages has also a Frontpage Options setting area.

Here you can

  1. Add a Button Text in your Frontpage Hero Section
  2. Add a link to your Business Directory.
  3. Allow the Search form to render in the frontpage.

To add content to your front page go to Customize > Widgets or Appearance > Widgets and use the theme’s widgets to help you display your content. You will notice that in your Frontpage template page under the WordPress text Editor you have a Frontpage Options section.

Replicate our demo Homepage

Add in your Frontpage Widget area

  1. Theme (home) – Post Type Items widget
  2. Theme (home) – Business Categories widget.
  3. Theme (home) – Hero Callout widget
  4. Theme (home) – Latest Post type widget

These should give you the look and feel of our demo frontpage.

Full Width Page

In this page you can add any content you wish without displaying the sidebar.

Default Page

In this page you can add any content you wish but the the sidebar. You can select under Sidebar section where you need your sidebar to appear

Also, you can select whether you need to display the featured image in that page.

Hero Section

The Hero Section is a generic options box you can find in All pages  and will help your control the Hero Section for each page.

This the basic section before the contents of your page and you can :

  1. Add A Page title.
  2. Add a Page subtitle.

Also you can style your Hero with a background image / video or color :

  1. Align the Title.
  2. Hide the Page title.
  3. Add a Background Color or an Overlay color in case you have a background image with the same color of your Hero title or subtitle.
  4. Add a background Video.
  5. Add a background image and change its position  and screen coverage.

Customizing the theme

All the theme’s options can be accessed via WordPress’ customizer. Navigate to Appearance > Customize and you will be presented with this panel.

If you have used any theme from the WordPress.org theme directory you should be familiar with the usage of the customizer, if not you can read more about it here. Below we will take a look at the options each section offers.

Header Options are split into three sections. In the Header style section  you can set the logo layout you wish your header to have and make it full width.

Under the Top menu bar you can add some custom text to it like your email or phone number. as well as select whether you need to show or not Search module or your social Icons.

In the Primary menu bar  you can select if you wish to have a sticky menu and change various display settings like the vertical padding of the menu and its text size.

Site Identity

Here you can set your site’s logo, title, tagline, logo padding and site title and tagline.

Blog Settings

This tab allows you to customize your blog and post options.

Under Post Options you can select which elements you wish your single blog posts to have. This includes showing or hiding the date, the featured image, the author and author box etc. Or even enabling/disabling the Lightbox option for your galleries.

In Archive options you have customize the default WordPress archive pages like category, tag, etc.

  1. Change the Layout by selecting in how many columns you need your content to appear.
  2. Enable Masonry effect in case you have articles with different content and featured image height.
  3. Select the article excerpt length.
  4. Select a pagination method.

Colors

This tab allows you to customize the colors and background images for the entire site, the top bar and header, hero section, sidebars and the footer.

Typography

Through this tab you can control the font size of key theme elements, such as headings, body and widgets. If you want to change the default Theme fonts have a look here.

Social Networks

Here you can fill in all links to your social profiles and display them via a custom widget on any sidebar.

Titles

In this tab you can set titles for the blog section, search and 404 pages.

Here you can create and assign menus to the theme. To learn more about menu creation check out the Codex’s menu user guide here.

Blockchain provides a mini mega menu feature. If you need to enable two columns in your menu you can navigate to Appearance >Menus and add a new item

Businesses

Here you can toggle if you want the business location, phone and business hours to render.

Widgets

Through this tab you can access all the available theme sidebars and add widgets to them.

Here you can modify the credits text and your Footer Column Layout. Also, you have an option to make your footer full width.

Static Front Page

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Using this tab we can choose what gets displayed on the front page of our site. For example if we want to create a homepage using a page builder we will need to create a new page using the Page Builder template, name it home and set it as our Front Page above. The Posts Page is the page that will display our post listing, as discussed earlier in the post creation section.

Other

Here, you can find the sample content files and enable/disable Google Maps from your Listing Directory.The Google Maps API must only be loaded once in each page. Since many plugins may try to load it as well, you might want to disable it from the theme to avoid potential errors. Please note that you need to set a API key in WP Job Manager’s settings, found in Dashboard >Businesses > Settings. Have a look here on generating a Google Maps API key along with Geocoding which is required by the theme.

How to use the page builder template

The theme comes bundled with a page builder template which allows you to use your favorite page builder plugin on it and create unique layouts very easily.

To use that template start by going to Pages > Add New. This will create a new page. Add a title to your page and select the Page builder template from the template drop down in the Page Attributes metabox.

ci_page_builder_template

That’s it. You can now start building your page using a page builder of your choice. On the theme’s demo we have used extensively the Elementor page builder plugin.

Widgets

The theme comes with mangy custom widgets which allow you to display all major aspects of your content in any sidebar your wish. Notice some widget have (home) tag shown, which means they are meant to be used in the homepage widget area.

Theme-Contact

Using this widget you can create a contact box including a title a map and various complementary elements with icons that will help you add more information like telephone etc about your business.

  1. Add a title for your Contact widget.
  2. Add a map code (iframe).
  3. Add a contact title
  4. Create new complementary elements.
  5. Add an icon code  (from fontawesome.io) and some text along.

Theme-Schedule

This widget allows you to create a small Schedule table with extra contextual information.

  1. Add a title for your widget
  2. Add some complementary text. You can use HTML tags also if you wish.
  3. Add a new day/time widget.
  4. Add your day and time information for each item.

Theme-Social Icons

This widget displays your site’s social icons. In order to set them up, you need to visit Appearance > Customize > Social Networks and provide the appropriate URLs where desired.

Theme (home)-Hero Callout

This will allow you to display a Hero Callout specially designed for your frontpage sidebar.

  1. Add a Title for your Callout widget.
  2. Add a Subtitle for your Callout widget.
  3. Select a Button text and a URL.
  4. Change the text alignment.

Theme(home)-Post Type Items

This widget is built to help you display any post you wish  in your Homepage Widget  area.

  1. Add a title.
  2. Select the post type.
  3. Select the output columns.
  4. Add the Item you wish to output.
  5. Select the Item from the dropdown menu.

Theme(home)-Latest Post Type

This widget is built to help you display your latest posts  in your Homepage Widget  area.

  1. Add a title.
  2. Add a subtitle.
  3. Select the post type you want to get the latest items.
  4. Check if you need random posts instead.
  5. Add the number of posts.
  6. Select the output columns.

Theme-Company info

This widget displays the company information for the current business viewed.

Theme(home)-Business Categories

This widget is built to help you display your business categories  in your Homepage Widget  area.

  1. Add a title.
  2. Add a subtitle.
  3. Select the columns in which the categories will appear
  4. Create a new item
  5. Select your Listing Category

Additional Information & Common Questions

Where can I create Menu Buttons?

If you would like to create buttons on the menu you can use the nav-button class. For info on how to apply it, please read this small guide. (No styling needed on your part, just add the class and save the menu).

Why my Listing Map does not appear?

Please make sure you have enabled Google Maps from AppearanceCustomizeMaps by Enabling the Google Maps API and checking the “Show map” option. Google Maps require an API key and Listee need the Geocoding feature enabled on top of this key. Have a look here on how to generate a valid API key.

You can navigate to BusinessesCategories and click the “Edit” button on the category you wish to edit. Then select a description and a featured image and save your changes.

How can I create a Business Submission page?

Create a new Page from Submit Job Form Page Then add this shortcode

[submit_job_form]

inside your content and save your changes. Select this page as a Submit Job Form Page from BusinessesSettingsPages.

Why Elementor does not work in the frontpage template?

The frontpage template is actually a widgetized area, which you can Control by adding / editing widgets from AppearanceWidgetsFrontpage or AppearanceCustomizeWidgetsFrontpage. If you want to create your own landing page as a frontpage, check this guide.

Support

If you have any questions related to this theme, please let us know in the theme’s support forum here.

Blockchain Lite

About

Blockchain is free Business theme.

WordPress theme installation

The easiest way to install the theme, is by accessing your WordPress admin panel, then go to Appearance > Themes.

Click the Add New button on the top of the page.

add_new

In the next screen type the theme’s name in the search box.

When the search results appear, hover over the theme and click Install

Once the installation finishes click activate and the theme is ready to use.

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes are:

Post Thumbnail: 850x567px
Media Item:  555x400px
Media Item Tall:  555px in width and unlimited in height
Media Item small: 80x80px
Full width: 1140x650px
Hero image: 1920x500px
Slide: 1920x850px

 Useful Plugins

These plugins provide functionality and features used directly (or not) by the Theme. So, it is recommended to install and activate them before importing your sample content.

  • Blockchain Specific plugin: You will be asked to auto install this plugin when installing the site. You can find this under your theme /plugins/ folder.
  • One Click Import  Use this plugin to help you import your content with just one click.
  • MaxSlider  Use this plugin to help you create custom sliders and use them anywhere you wish shortcodes.
  • Elementor  A free page builder that delivers high-end page designs and advanced capabilities.
  • WPForms use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in an empty page.
  • WP Instagram Widget: Use this plugin to help you display your Instagram feed in any of the theme’s sidebars. This plugin is mandatory if you wish to display your Instagram images.
  • Woocommerce: Enable eCommerce functionality for your website.

Importing Sample Content using One Click Import

To automate the process of importing and for a better experience we have natively included support for OneClick Import Plugin. Let install it fist:

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’,
  2. Search for ‘One Click Demo Import’ and install the plugin,
  3. Activate ‘One Click Demo Import’ from your Plugins page.

From WordPress.org

  1. Download ‘One Click Demo Import’.
  2. Upload the ‘one-click-demo-import’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  3. Activate ‘One Click Demo Import’ from your Plugins page.

Once the plugin is activated you will find the actual import page in: Appearance > Import Demo Data.

 Click on the Import demo data button and you are done!

This plugin requires PHP version of at least 5.3.x, but we recommend version 5.6.x or better yet 7.x. Please contact your hosting company and ask them to update the PHP version for your site.

Importing sample content

To get the sample content file you can click the link in the notice that will appear on your dashboard immediately after activating the theme.

download_sample

Extract the zip file you downloaded and upload the xml file in Tools > Import > WordPress (if not already present, you will be prompted to install the WordPress importer plugin), asking the authors to an existing user and make sure you check the “import attachments” box. You can now import the sample content. You can also find your sample content files under Appearance > Customize > Other

Importing widgets

You can also import the widgets you see on the theme’s demo. To do that, you need the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin. To install it go to Plugins > Add new search for Widget Importer exporter and install the plugin. Activate it and go to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter click choose file and upload the lense_widgets.wie file which is located in the sample content zip file, click Import widgets and you are good to go.
WARNING: As this will create posts, pages, custom post types, categories, widgets, etc. and change various system settings, it is strongly advised that you do this on a clean WordPress installation, without any previous and/or precious data. Under no circumstances we can be held responsible for total or partial data loss, so please be careful.

Installing WooCommerce

To enable eCommerce functionality for your website you need to install and activate the WooCommerce plugin by WooThemes. You can download the plugin free of charge from the WordPress Plugin Repository.

Go to Plugins > Add New and search for WooCommerce. Once the results come back, click the Install Now button.

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Once the installation is finished, click the Activate button to activate the plugin.

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For detailed installation and usage instructions please refer to the plugin’s documentation.

Once you have installed and activated the WooCommerce plugin please install its pages by clicking on the button that WooCommerce provides on its banner. This will likely create a duplicate of some pages along with the pages install by the sample content but its a needed step. You can delete the old pages that came with the sample content or use them instead by going to WooCommerce > Settings > Pages and assign them anew.

Theme pages

Let’s start by adding the first few basic pages you are going to need. Go to Pages > Add New and create the following pages:

 

Blog

This will be your posts page. Just create and publish a blank default page named “Blog” (or whatever you wish to name it) without adding any content, no further action needed for now.

Full Width Page

In this page you can add any content you wish without displaying the sidebar.

Default Page

In this page you can add any content you wish but the the sidebar. You can select under Sidebar section where you need your sidebar to appear

Page builder template

The theme comes bundled with a page builder template which allows you to use your favorite page builder plugin on it and create unique layouts very easily.

To use that template start by going to Pages > Add New. This will create a new page. Add a title to your page and select the Page builder template from the template drop down in the Page Attributes metabox.

That’s it. You can now start building your page using a page builder of your choice. On the theme’s demo we have used extensively the Elementor page builder plugin.

 

Customizing Your Theme

All theme customization is done via WordPress’s built in customizer. If you haven’t used it or want to learn more about it, please read this article.

Go to Appearance > Customize and you will see this

TIP: any changes you make in the tabs below will be previewed live on the site which appears in right side of the screen, however to save these changes you need to click the Save & Publish button on the top of the bar, if you have made a change but see the button grayed out (for example changed the font size of a heading), move the cursor outside the input box, for example, to the next input box, then the button should be clickable again.

Let’s take a look at the options each tab gives you.

Header Options are split into three sections.

In the Header style section  you can set the logo layout you wish your header to have and make it full width.

Under the Top menu bar you can add some custom text to it like your email or phone number. as well as select whether you need to show or not Search module or your social Icons.

In the Primary menu bar  you can select if you wish to have a sticky menu and change various display settings like the vertical padding of the menu and its text size.

Site Identity

Here you can  change the logo and favicon as well as the title and description. Use the appropriate fields to add your information, show or hide your site title and subtitle and upload your logo and site icon images.

Blog Settings

This tab allows you to customize your blog and post options.

Under Post Options you can select which elements you wish your single blog posts to have. This includes showing or hiding the date, the featured image, the author and author box etc. Or even enabling/disabling the Lightbox option for your galleries.

In Archive options you have customize the default WordPress archive pages like category, tag, etc.

  1. Change the Layout by selecting in how many columns you need your content to appear.
  2. Enable Masonry effect in case you have articles with different content and featured image height.
  3. Select the article excerpt length.
  4. Select a pagination method.

Colors

This tab allows you to customize the colors and background images for the entire site, the top bar and header, hero section, sidebars and the footer.

Typography

Through this tab you can control the font size of key theme elements, such as headings, body and widgets. If you want to change the default Theme fonts have a look here.

Here you can create and assign menus to the theme. To learn more about menu creation check out the Codex’s menu user guide here.

Titles

In this tab you can change the titles for various theme pages, like the blog, search and 404 as well as for your related items in single Portfolio.

Social Networks

In this section You can add your Social Network URLs. These icons will be displayed in the Theme-Social Icons Widget automatically.

Here you can modify the credits text and your Footer Column Layout.

Additional CSS

In this tab we host the custom CSS panel which you can use to insert styles for elements not covered in the rest of the tabs.

Other

Here you can download your sample content files.

Widgets

Through this tab you can add widgets to the theme’s sidebars. The theme features eight Sidebar Areas in order to provide the best option to display your content.

Static Front Page

Use this tab to make the Home page your static front page so you can take advantage of the homepage template we have created for you.

Woocommerce

In this tab you can change the number of products on shop listing page and control your Woocommerce Settings.

Widgets

We have handcrafted some custom widgets to help you better display your content. You will find them under Appearance > Customize > Widgets or Appearance > Widgets

Theme-Latest Post Type

This widget is built to help you display your latest posts  in any widget area you wish.

  1. Add a title.
  2. Select the post type you want to get the latest items.
  3. Check if you need random posts instead.
  4. Add the number of posts.

Theme-Social Icons

This widget displays your site’s social icons. In order to set them up, you need to visit Appearance > Customize > Social Networks and provide the appropriate URLs where desired.

 

How to use the page builder template

The theme comes bundled with a page builder template which allows you to use your favorite page builder plugin on it and create unique layouts very easily.

To use that template start by going to Pages > Add New. This will create a new page. Add a title to your page and select the Page builder template from the template drop down in the Page Attributes metabox.

ci_page_builder_template

That’s it. You can now start building your page using the page builder of your choice, once done publish it and check it out.

Next Steps

Still have questions or problems setting up your CSSIgniter Theme? We will be happy to help you out in our support forums

Blockchain

About

Blockchain is premium Business theme for Cryptocurrency professionals and enthusiasts.

WordPress theme installation

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.
TIP: A more visual guide can be found here.

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes are:

Post Thumbnail: 850x567px
Media Item:  555x400px
Media Item Tall:  555px in width and unlimited in height
Media Item small: 80x80px
Full width: 1140x650px
Hero image: 1920x500px
Slide: 1920x850px

 Useful Plugins

These plugins provide functionality and features used directly (or not) by the Theme. So, it is recommended to install and activate them before importing your sample content.

  • Blockchain Specific plugin: You will be asked to auto install this plugin when installing the site. You can find this under your theme /plugins/ folder.
  • One Click Import  Use this plugin to help you import your content with just one click.
  • MaxSlider  Use this plugin to help you create custom sliders and use them anywhere you wish shortcodes.
  • Elementor  A free page builder that delivers high-end page designs and advanced capabilities.
  • WPForms use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in an empty page.
  • WP Instagram Widget: Use this plugin to help you display your Instagram feed in any of the theme’s sidebars. This plugin is mandatory if you wish to display your Instagram images.
  • Woocommerce: Enable eCommerce functionality for your website.

Importing Sample Content using One Click Import

To automate the process of importing and for a better experience we have natively included support for OneClick Import Plugin. Let install it fist:

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’,
  2. Search for ‘One Click Demo Import’ and install the plugin,
  3. Activate ‘One Click Demo Import’ from your Plugins page.

From WordPress.org

  1. Download ‘One Click Demo Import’.
  2. Upload the ‘one-click-demo-import’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  3. Activate ‘One Click Demo Import’ from your Plugins page.

Once the plugin is activated you will find the actual import page in: Appearance > Import Demo Data.

 Click on the Import demo data button and you are done!

This plugin requires PHP version of at least 5.3.x, but we recommend version 5.6.x or better yet 7.x. Please contact your hosting company and ask them to update the PHP version for your site.

Importing sample content

To get the sample content file you can click the link in the notice that will appear on your dashboard immediately after activating the theme.

download_sample

Extract the zip file you downloaded and upload the xml file in Tools > Import > WordPress (if not already present, you will be prompted to install the WordPress importer plugin), asking the authors to an existing user and make sure you check the “import attachments” box. You can now import the sample content. You can also find your sample content files under Appearance > Customize > Other

Importing widgets

You can also import the widgets you see on the theme’s demo. To do that, you need the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin. To install it go to Plugins > Add new search for Widget Importer exporter and install the plugin. Activate it and go to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter click choose file and upload the lense_widgets.wie file which is located in the sample content zip file, click Import widgets and you are good to go.
WARNING: As this will create posts, pages, custom post types, categories, widgets, etc. and change various system settings, it is strongly advised that you do this on a clean WordPress installation, without any previous and/or precious data. Under no circumstances we can be held responsible for total or partial data loss, so please be careful.

Installing WooCommerce

To enable eCommerce functionality for your website you need to install and activate the WooCommerce plugin by WooThemes. You can download the plugin free of charge from the WordPress Plugin Repository.

Go to Plugins > Add New and search for WooCommerce. Once the results come back, click the Install Now button.

wc_install

Once the installation is finished, click the Activate button to activate the plugin.

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For detailed installation and usage instructions please refer to the plugin’s documentation.

Once you have installed and activated the WooCommerce plugin please install its pages by clicking on the button that WooCommerce provides on its banner. This will likely create a duplicate of some pages along with the pages install by the sample content but its a needed step. You can delete the old pages that came with the sample content or use them instead by going to WooCommerce > Settings > Pages and assign them anew.

Theme pages

Let’s start by adding the first few basic pages you are going to need. Go to Pages > Add New and create the following pages:

Frontpage Page

To set up the homepage create a page named Home and set to it the Front page Template from the Page Attributes drop down on the right. To add content to your front page go to Customize > Widgets or Appearance > Widgets and use the theme’s widgets to help you display your content. You will notice that in your Frontpage template page under the WordPress text Editor you have a Frontpage Options section.

Replicate our demo Homepage

First we need to create a new slider from Max Slider >Add New. Then, add three slides selecting your title and subtitle alignment

and select the dots navigation under the Settings section.

MaxSlider is a versatile plugin with many options for you to explore. Have a look at the plugins documentation here first.  Don’t forget to actually select your slider in your Frontpage (Pages > All Pages)  from the drop down menu under the Frontpage Options  Slider tab as mentioned above.

Continuing with the content under the slider, the frontpage is a widget ready area in which you can add any widget you need from Appearance >Customize >Widgets >Frontpage. To recreate our original frontpage you will need to add 6 widgets. These are:

Blog

This will be your posts page. Just create and publish a blank default page named “Blog” (or whatever you wish to name it) without adding any content, no further action needed for now.

Full Width Page

In this page you can add any content you wish without displaying the sidebar.

Default Page

In this page you can add any content you wish but the the sidebar. You can select under Sidebar section where you need your sidebar to appear

Also, you can select whether you need to display the featured image in that page.

by checking the “Hide when viewing this post’s page” option in your Featured image box.

Header Options

The Hero Section is a generic options box you can find in All pages and will allow to to control where you need your header to appear.

Hero Section

The Hero Section is a generic options box you can find in All pages and will help your control the Hero Section for each page.

This the basic section before the contents of your page and you can :

  1. Add A Page title.
  2. Add a Page subtitle.

Also you can style your Hero with a background image / video or color :

  1. Align the Title.
  2. Hide the Page title.
  3. Add a Background Color or an Overlay color in case you have a background image with the same color of your Hero title or subtitle.
  4. Add a background Video.
  5. Add a background image and change its position  and screen coverage.

Custom post type listing pages

In order to display your custom post types you will need to create a listing page for each one. Go to Pages > Add New  and create a new page selecting some its page attributes the Listing Template you need to Apply. Below you will find more information for each template.

Case Studies Listing

Here you can list all your Case Studies from a selected category or not. Let check all the Case Studies options:

  1. Select a Base Category or leave blank if you wish all your case studies to appear
  2. Select a loading Effect for your grid
  3. Select the spacing for your items
  4. Select the number of Columns
  5. Check if you need a masonry effect and category filtering
  6. Select how many items you need to render

Testimonials Listing

Here you can list all your Testimonials.

  1. Select a loading Effect for your grid
  2. Select the spacing for your items
  3. Select the number of Columns
  4. Select how many items you need to render

Jobs Listing

Here you can list all your Jobs posts.

Events Listing

Here you can list all your Events from a selected category or not. Let check all the Events options:

  1. Select a Base Category or leave blank if you wish all your items to appear
  2. Select a loading Effect for your grid
  3. Select the spacing for your items
  4. Select the number of Columns
  5. Check if you need a masonry effect and category filtering
  6. Select how many items you need to render

Teams Listing

Here you can list all your Team Members from a selected category or not. Let check all the Team options:

  1. Select a Base Category or leave blank if you wish all your items  to appear
  2. Select a loading Effect for your grid
  3. Select the spacing for your items
  4. Select the number of Columns
  5. Check if you need a masonry effect and category filtering
  6. Select how many items you need to render

Portfolio Listing

Here you can list all your Portfolio from a selected category or not. Let check all the Porfolio options:

  1. Select a Base Category or leave blank if you wish all your items  to appear
  2. Select a loading Effect for your grid
  3. Select the spacing for your items
  4. Select the number of Columns
  5. Check if you need a masonry effect and category filtering
  6. Select how many items you need to render

Services Listing

Here you can list all your Services from a selected category or not. Let check all the Services options:

  1. Select a Base Category or leave blank if you wish all your items to appear
  2. Select a loading Effect for your grid
  3. Select the spacing for your items
  4. Select the number of Columns
  5. Check if you need a masonry effect and category filtering
  6. Select how many items you need to render

Page builder template

The theme comes bundled with a page builder template which allows you to use your favorite page builder plugin on it and create unique layouts very easily.

To use that template start by going to Pages > Add New. This will create a new page. Add a title to your page and select the Page builder template from the template drop down in the Page Attributes metabox.

That’s it. You can now start building your page using a page builder of your choice. On the theme’s demo we have used extensively the Elementor page builder plugin.

Setting up your theme

In this section we are going to have a closer look in Blockchain’s unique features like Portfolio, Services, Case Studies, Team Members, Jobs, Events, Testimonial Items.

Adding Services Items

To add new Service item go to Service > Add new and fill in the title, content and featured image. Next, in the Custom Excerpt metabox you can control the content after the title in the single Service and in its listings.

Adding Portfolio Items

To add new Portfolio item go to Portfolio > Add new and fill in the title, content and featured image. Next, in the Custom Excerpt metabox you can control the content after the title in the single Portfolio pages and in its listings.

Adding Team Members

To add new Team Member go to Team Member> Add new and fill in the title, content and featured image. Next, in the Custom Excerpt metabox you can control the content after the title in the single Portfolio pages and in its listings.

Adding Job Items

To add new Job go to Jobs > Add new and fill in the title, content and featured image. Next, in the Custom Excerpt metabox you can control the content after the title in the single Portfolio pages and in its listings. Under Job Information box you can add additional Info for your job listing.

  1. Add the City the Job is located.
  2. Add the type of Job,
  3. Select a Starting date.
  4. Add a salary status.

 

Adding Events

To add new Event go to Events > Add new and fill in the title, content and featured image. Next, in the Custom Excerpt metabox you can control the content after the title in the single Portfolio pages and in its listings. Under Event Information box you can add additional fields for your Event.

  1. Add the event date.
  2. Add the event time.
  3. Select the event Location

Adding Testimonial Items

To add new Testimonial item go to Testimonial> Add new and fill in the title, content and a featured image.

Adding Case Studies

To add new Case Study item go to Case Studies > Add new and fill in the title, content and featured image. Next, in the Custom Excerpt metabox you can control the content after the title in the single Portfolio pages and in its listings.

Customizing Your Theme

All theme customization is done via WordPress’s built in customizer. If you haven’t used it or want to learn more about it, please read this article.

Go to Appearance > Customize and you will see this

TIP: any changes you make in the tabs below will be previewed live on the site which appears in right side of the screen, however to save these changes you need to click the Save & Publish button on the top of the bar, if you have made a change but see the button grayed out (for example changed the font size of a heading), move the cursor outside the input box, for example, to the next input box, then the button should be clickable again.

Let’s take a look at the options each tab gives you.

Header Options are split into three sections.

In the Header style section  you can set the logo layout you wish your header to have and make it full width.

Under the Top menu bar you can add some custom text to it like your email or phone number. as well as select whether you need to show or not Search module or your social Icons.

In the Primary menu bar  you can select if you wish to have a sticky menu and change various display settings like the vertical padding of the menu and its text size.

Site Identity

Here you can  change the logo and favicon as well as the title and description. Use the appropriate fields to add your information, show or hide your site title and subtitle and upload your logo and site icon images.

Blog Settings

This tab allows you to customize your blog and post options.

Under Post Options you can select which elements you wish your single blog posts to have. This includes showing or hiding the date, the featured image, the author and author box etc. Or even enabling/disabling the Lightbox option for your galleries.

In Archive options you have customize the default WordPress archive pages like category, tag, etc.

  1. Change the Layout by selecting in how many columns you need your content to appear.
  2. Enable Masonry effect in case you have articles with different content and featured image height.
  3. Select the article excerpt length.
  4. Select a pagination method.

Colors

This tab allows you to customize the colors and background images for the entire site, the top bar and header, hero section, sidebars and the footer.

Typography

Through this tab you can control the font size of key theme elements, such as headings, body and widgets. If you want to change the default Theme fonts have a look here.

Here you can create and assign menus to the theme. To learn more about menu creation check out the Codex’s menu user guide here.

Blockchain provides a mini mega menu feature. If you need to enable two columns in your menu you can navigate to Appearance >Menus and add a new item

with the CSS Class mega-menu. You can enable the CSS Classes box from Screen Options. For more info have a look this article http://www.cssigniter.com/docs/article/screen-options/

Now you can create a menu structure like this

as a child to your Mega menu item.

Titles

In this tab you can change the titles for various theme pages, like the blog, search and 404 as well as for your related items in single Portfolio.

Social Networks

In this section You can add your Social Network URLs. These icons will be displayed in the Theme-Social Icons Widget automatically.

Here you can modify the credits text and your Footer Column Layout.

Additional CSS

In this tab we host the custom CSS panel which you can use to insert styles for elements not covered in the rest of the tabs.

Other

Here you can download your sample content files.

Widgets

Through this tab you can add widgets to the theme’s sidebars. The theme features eight Sidebar Areas in order to provide the best option to display your content.

Static Front Page

Use this tab to make the Home page your static front page so you can take advantage of the homepage template we have created for you.

Woocommerce

In this tab you can change the number of products on shop listing page and control your Woocommerce Settings.

Widgets

We have handcrafted some custom widgets to help you better display your content. You will find them under Appearance > Customize > Widgets or Appearance > Widgets

Theme-Contact

Using this widget you can create a contact box including a title a map and various complementary elements with icons that will help you add more information like telephone etc about your business.

  1. Add a title for your Contact widget.
  2. Add a map code (iframe).
  3. Add a contact title
  4. Create new complementary elements.
  5. Add an icon code  (from fontawesome.io) and some text along.

Theme-Schedule

This widget allows you to create a small Schedule table with extra contextual information.

  1. Add a title for your widget
  2. Add some complementary text. You can use HTML tags also if you wish.
  3. Add a new day/time widget.
  4. Add your day and time information for each item.

Theme(home)-Instagram

This will allow you to display your Instagram Account in your Front Page or Pre-Footer sidebar. The WP Instagram Widget must be installed and activated in order this Widget to appear

  1. Add a title for your Instagram Widget.
  2. Add your Instagram Account.
  3. Add a number of photos you wish to display.
  4. Select whether you need your images to open in the current window or open in a new tab.
  5. Change the link text.

Theme-Latest Post Type

This widget is built to help you display your latest posts  in any widget area you wish.

  1. Add a title.
  2. Select the post type you want to get the latest items.
  3. Check if you need random posts instead.
  4. Add the number of posts.

Theme(home)-Post Type Items

This widget is built to help you display any post you wish  in your Homepage Widget  area.

  1. Add a title.
  2. Select the post type.
  3. Select the output columns.
  4. Add the Item you wish to output.
  5. Select the Item from the dropdown menu.

Theme(home)-Latest Post Type

This widget is built to help you display your latest posts  in your Homepage Widget  area.

  1. Add a title.
  2. Add a subtitle.
  3. Select the post type you want to get the latest items.
  4. Check if you need random posts instead.
  5. Add the number of posts.
  6. Select the output columns.

Theme-Social Icons

This widget displays your site’s social icons. In order to set them up, you need to visit Appearance > Customize > Social Networks and provide the appropriate URLs where desired.

Theme-Top Crypto Ticker

This widget will display a ticker of the top cryptocurrencies.

  1. Add a title for your Widget
  2. Select the number of top cryptocurrencies
  3. Select the number to currencies your need to skip
  4. Difference in price from past time.
  5. Display cryptocurrency price equivalent in USD or any other currency

Theme-Single Crypto Symbol

Shows only one Cryptocurrency status.

  1. Select the Title of your widget
  2. Select the cryptocurrency you are interested in.
  3. Display cryptocurrency price equivalent in USD or any other currency

Theme (home)-Hero Callout

This will allow you to display a Hero Callout specially designed for your frontpage sidebar.

  1. Add a Title for your Callout widget.
  2. Add a Subtitle for your Callout widget.
  3. Select a Button text and a URL.
  4. Change the text alignment.

Theme-Buttons

This widget will help you render a list of buttons.

  1. Select the Widget Title.
  2. Add a new button.
  3. Add the button Properties, like title,subtitle, icon and link.
  4. Remove the button.

Theme(home)-Brands

Show a list of brands in your frontpage sidebar.

  1. Add a title and a subtitle for your widget
  2. Add a new brand item.
  3. Select your brand logo.
  4. Select a URL that your brand logo will target.
  5. Remove the brand item

Theme-Hero Callout

This will allow you to display a Hero Callout in all your sidebars.

  1. Add a Title for your Callout widget.
  2. Add a Subtitle for your Callout widget.
  3. Select a Button text and a URL.
  4. Change the text alignment.

Customize Widgets

In some themes widgets, You can use the Customize button to add a background image or color. You can also create a color overlay or stretch your background image to cover the entire width of the widget. You can also enable a parallax effect for your background image.

Shortcodes

Shortcodes in WordPress are small  code like functions that allow you to do various things with little effort. The main reason to use them is to execute code inside WordPress posts, pages, and widgets without writing any code directly. They can be used in Elementor’s (or any other page builder) shortcode module.

Blockchain theme has many shortcodes you can use with various attributes:

[crypto-table]

Shows a cryptocurrency table with various functions.

Attributes you can use
limit: Limit the number of results. Default 15.
start: Start offset. start=”10″ will display from 11th onwards.
fiat: Fiat currency to convert to. Default USD.

How to use the page builder template

The theme comes bundled with a page builder template which allows you to use your favorite page builder plugin on it and create unique layouts very easily.

To use that template start by going to Pages > Add New. This will create a new page. Add a title to your page and select the Page builder template from the template drop down in the Page Attributes metabox.

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That’s it. You can now start building your page using the page builder of your choice, once done publish it and check it out.

Next Steps

Still have questions or problems setting up your CSSIgniter Theme? We will be happy to help you out in our support forums

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Theme installation

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.

TIP: More info on how to download and install a theme here.

Installing WooCommerce

To enable eCommerce functionality for your website you need to install and activate the WooCommerce plugin by WooThemes. You can download the plugin free of charge from the WordPress Plugin Repository.

Go to Plugins > Add New and search for WooCommerce. Once the results come back, click the Install Now button.

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Once the installation is finished, click the Activate button to activate the plugin.

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For detailed installation and usage instructions please refer to the plugin’s documentation.

Once you have installed and activated the WooCommerce plugin please install its pages by clicking on the button that WooCommerce provides on its banner. This will likely create a duplicate of some pages along with the pages install by the sample content but its a needed step. You can delete the old pages that came with the sample content or use them instead by going to WooCommerce > Settings > Pages and assign them anew.

Image Sizes

The minimum recommended image sizes for Neto are:

  • Post thumbnail: 750x500px
  • Entry Item thumbnail (used on widgets): 555x750px
  • Item thumbnail :530x350px
  • Single Item: 460px and unlimited in height
  • Full Width single image: 1140px and unlimited in height
  • Full Width image: 1140x600px
  • Slider  image: 1920x850px

Useful Plugins

These plugins provide functionality and features used directly (or not) by the Theme. So, it is recommended to install and activate them before importing your sample content.

  • WPForms use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in an empty page.
  • WP Instagram Widget: Use this plugin to help you display your Instagram feed in any of the theme’s sidebars.
  • MaxSlider : Use this plugin to help you create custom sliders and use them anywhere you wish shortcodes.
  • One Click Import : Use this plugin to help you import your content with just one click.

Importing Sample Content using One Click Import

To automate the process of importing and for a better experience we have natively included support for OneClick Import Plugin. Let install it fist:

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’,
  2. Search for ‘One Click Demo Import’ and install the plugin,
  3. Activate ‘One Click Demo Import’ from your Plugins page.

From WordPress.org

  1. Download ‘One Click Demo Import’.
  2. Upload the ‘one-click-demo-import’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  3. Activate ‘One Click Demo Import’ from your Plugins page.

Once the plugin is activated you will find the actual import page in: Appearance > Import Demo Data.

 Click on the Import demo data button and you are done!

This plugin requires PHP version of at least 5.3.x, but we recommend version 5.6.x or better yet 7.x. Please contact your hosting company and ask them to update the PHP version for your site.

Importing sample content Manually

To get the sample content file you can click the link in the notice that will appear on your dashboard immediately after activating the theme.

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Extract the zip file you downloaded and upload the xml file in Tools > Import > WordPress (if not already present, you will be prompted to install the WordPress importer plugin), assing the authors to an existing user and make sure you check the “import attachments” box. You can now import the sample content.

You can also download the Sample Content for Loge by clicking here

Importing widgets

You can also import the widgets you see on the theme’s demo. To do that, you need the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin. To install it go to Plugins > Add new search for widget importer exporter and install the plugin. Activate it and go to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter click choose file and upload the neto_widgets.wie file which is located in the sample content zip file, click Import widgets and you are good to go.

WARNING: As this will create posts, pages, custom post types, categories, widgets, etc. and change various system settings, it is strongly advised that you do this on a clean WordPress installation, without any previous and/or precious data. Under no circumstances we can be held responsible for total or partial data loss, so please be careful.

Adding a new post

To add new posts to your blog, go to Posts > add new and proceed to:

  1. add a title to your post,
  2. enter the content in the editor,
  3. upload a featured image by clicking “Set featured image” on the Featured Image panel,
  4. add a category and/or tag to the post,
  5. once finished click the Publish button to publish the post.

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Creating a page for your posts

To setup your blog page you can go to Pages > Add New and create a page named Blog. Then navigate to Settings > Reading and set that page as your posts page.

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Now you can add that page to your menu to give your visitors easy access to all your posts.

Adding Products

Earlier we saw how we can install WooCommerce. Let’s take a brief look at creating products. Start by going to Products > Add Product.

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  1. First we need to fill in the product title,
  2. next we will add the product’s description,
  3. click Set Product Image to add the product’s featured image and Add product gallery images to upload additional photos for the product,
  4. add categories and tags to your product to make filtering easier,
  5. in the Product Data metabox you will fill all the required product info, such as price, inventory, tax and shipping information and more,
  6. in the Product Appearance metabox you can disable the zoom on product thumbnails and add a video to the product’s gallery if you have one,
  7. fill in a short product description and finally
  8. Publish the product.

This is a brief overview of adding products to your site, the product post type is a complex one, if you haven’t worked with it before please consider reading the official documentation on how to add and manage products here.

Setup the shop page

Once you install and activate WooCommerce all the default pages will be created, including the shop listing page. To make sure this was properly configured go to WooCommerce > Settings > Products > Display and check if the Shop page is selected in the Shop Page drop down.
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If the drop down is empty, locate the Shop page and select it.  If you can’t find a page named Shop, just go to Pages > Add New create one and then set it as your shop page. Add this page to your menu to give your visitors access to the product listing.

Theme Pages

Let’s start by adding the first few basic pages you are going to need. Go to Pages > Add New and create the following pages:

Frontpage Page

To set up the homepage create a page named Home and set to it the Front page Template from the Page Attributes drop down on the right. To add content to your front page go to Customize > Widgets or Appearance > Widgets and use the theme’s widgets to help you display your content. You will notice that in your Frontpage template page under the WordPress text Editor you have a Frontpage Options section.
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Hero Section

This the basic section before the contents of your page and you can :

  1. Add A Page title.
  2. Add a Page subtitle.

Also you can style your Hero with a background image / video or color :

  1. Align the Title.
  2. Hide the Page title.
  3. Add a Background Color or an Overlay color in case you have a background image with the same color of your Hero title or subtitle.
  4. Add a background Video.
  5. Add a background image and change its position  and screen coverage.

In the Slider Tab  you can also select a MaxSlider Slideshow to appear instead of a hero image or choose not to have a slideshow at all.

Replicate our demo Homepage

First we need to create a new slider from Max Slider >Add New. Then, add three slides selecting your title and subtitle alignment

and select the dots navigation under the Settings section.

MaxSlider is a versatile plugin with many options for you to explore. Have a look at the plugins documentation here first.  Don’t forget to actually select your slider in your Frontpage (Pages > All Pages)  from the drop down menu under the Frontpage Options  Slider tab as mentioned above.

Continuing with the content under the slider, the frontpage is a widget ready area in which you can add any widget you need from Appearance >Customize >Widgets >Frontpage. To recreate our original frontpage you will need to add 6 widgets. These are:

  • Theme (Home) – Post Types Items,
  • Theme (Home) – Hero Callout,
  • Theme (Home) – Latest Post Type,
  • Theme (Home) – Post Types Items,
  • Theme (Home) – Brands,
  • Theme (Home) – Post Types Items,
  • Theme (Home) – Hero Callout,

Post Types and Latest Post type widgets will automatically get the content and the featured image from Posts / Custom Post Types.

Blockchain has 4 footer widget areas also. In Customize > Widgets > Footer – 1st column our online demo has

  • text widget

In Customize > Widgets >Footer – 2nd column we have a

  • Theme – Buttons

In Customize > Widgets >Footer – 3nd column we have a

  • Theme – Contact Module

In Customize > Widgets >Footer – 4nd column we have a

  • Theme – Callout Module

 

Blog

this will be your posts page. Just create and publish a blank default page named “Blog” (or whatever you wish to name it) without adding any content, no further action needed for now. You cannot control the background image from the Layout Section of this page since it is registered by WordPress.

Full Width Page

In this page you can add any content you wish without displaying the sidebar.

Narrow Width Page

In this page you can add any content you wish without displaying the sidebar but the container size is smaller.

Default Template

In this page you can add any content you wish as you would do in a normal page. The default template gives you the option to select a 

Page builder template

The theme comes bundled with a page builder template which allows you to use your favorite page builder plugin on it and create unique layouts very easily.

To use that template start by going to Pages > Add New. This will create a new page. Add a title to your page and select the Page builder template from the template drop down in the Page Attributes metabox.

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That’s it. You can now start building your page using a page builder of your choice. On the theme’s demo we have used extensively the Elementor page builder plugin.

Customizing Your Theme

All theme customization is done via WordPress’s built in customizer. If you haven’t used it or want to learn more about it, please read this article.

Go to Appearance > Customize and you will see this

TIP: any changes you make in the tabs below will be previewed live on the site which appears in right side of the screen, however to save these changes you need to click the Save & Publish button on the top of the bar, if you have made a change but see the button grayed out (for example changed the font size of a heading), move the cursor outside the input box, for example, to the next input box, then the button should be clickable again.

Let’s take a look at the options each tab gives you.

Header Options are split into three sections.

In the Header style section  you can set the layout style your wish your header to have and make it fullwidth.

Under the Top menu bar you can add some custom text to it like your email or phone number. as well as select whether you need to show or not Search module or your social Icons.

In the Primary menu bar  you can select if you wish to have a sticky menu and change various display settings like the vertical padding of the menu and its text size.

Site Identity

Here you can  change the logo and favicon as well as the title and description. Use the appropriate fields to add your information, show or hide your site title and subtitle and upload your logo and site icon images.

Colors

This tab allows you to customize the colors and background images for the entire site, the header, hero section, sidebars and the footer.

Blog Settings

This tab allows you to customize your blog and post options.

 

In Post Options you can select which elements you wish your single blog posts to have. This includes showing or hiding the date, the featured image, the author and author box etc. Or even enabling/disabling the Lightbox option for your galleries.

In Archive options you have customize the default archive pages like category, tag and date archive pages.

  1. Change the Layout by selecting in how many columns you need your content to appear.
  2. Enable Masonry effect in case you have articles with different content and featured image height.
  3. Select the article excerpt length.
  4. Select a pagination method.

Finally, in the Featured articles section you can add a tag which if your articles have they will  appear on top of you blog listing. Only one article that includes this tag will be displayed. The selected tag will be automatically hidden from tag lists.

Typography

Through this tab you can control the font size of key theme elements, such as headings, body and widgets. If you want to change the default Theme fonts have a look here.

Here you can create and assign menus to the theme. To learn more about menu creation check out the Codex’s menu user guide here.

Titles

In this tab you can change the titles for various theme pages, like the blog, search and 404.

Social Networks

In this section You can add your Social Network URLs. These icons will be displayed in the Theme-Social Icons Widget automatically.

Here you can modify the credits text and your Footer Column Layout.

Additional CSS

In this tab we host the custom CSS panel which you can use to insert styles for elements not covered in the rest of the tabs.

Other

Here you can download your sample content files.

Widgets

Through this tab you can add widgets to the theme’s sidebars. The theme features eight Sidebar Areas in order to provide the best option to display your content.

Static Front Page

Use this tab to make the Home page your static front page so you can take advantage of the homepage template we have created for you.

Woocommerce

In this tab you can change the number of products on shop listing page and control your Woocommerce Settings.

  1. You can change the Shop layout.
  2. Change the product columns.
  3. Change the Products per page.
  4. Show by default the product information.

Widgets

We have handcrafted some custom widgets to help you better display your content. You will find them under Appearance > Customize > Widgets or Appearance > Widgets

Theme-Contact

Using this widget you can create a contact box including a title a map and various complementary elements with icons that will help you add more information like telephone etc about your business.

  1. Add a title for your Contact widget.
  2. Add a map code (iframe).
  3. Add a contact title
  4. Create new complementary elements.
  5. Add an icon code  (from fontawesome.io) and some text along.

Theme-Schedule

This widget allows you to create a small Schedule table with extra contextual information.

  1. Add a title for your widget
  2. Add some complementary text. You can use HTML tags also if you wish.
  3. Add a new day/time widget.
  4. Add your day and time information for each item.

Theme(home)-Instagram

This will allow you to display your Instagram Account in your Front Page or Pre-Footer sidebar. The WP Instagram Widget must be installed and activated in order this Widget to appear

  1. Add a title for your Instagram Widget.
  2. Add your Instagram Account.
  3. Add a number of photos you wish to display.
  4. Select whether you need your images to open in the current window or open in a new tab.
  5. Change the link text.

Theme-Latest Post Type

This widget is built to help you display your latest posts  in any widget area you wish.

  1. Add a title.
  2. Select the post type you want to get the latest items.
  3. Check if you need random posts instead.
  4. Add the number of posts.

Theme(home)-Post Type Items

This widget is built to help you display any post you wish  in your Homepage Widget  area.

  1. Add a title.
  2. Select the post type.
  3. Select the output columns.
  4. Add the Item you wish to output.
  5. Select the Item from the dropdown menu.

Theme(home)-Latest Post Type

This widget is built to help you display your latest posts  in your Homepage Widget  area.

  1. Add a title.
  2. Add a subtitle.
  3. Select the post type you want to get the latest items.
  4. Check if you need random posts instead.
  5. Add the number of posts.
  6. Select the output columns.

Theme(home)-Product Category

This widget will help you display a Product Category in your Homepage

  1. Add a title.
  2. Select a number of products to show.
  3. Select a product category.
  4. Change the output columns.
  5. Order by a filter.
  6. Change the Order.

Shortcodes

Shortcodes in WordPress are small  code like functions that allow you to do various things with little effort.

The main reason to use them is to execute code inside WordPress posts, pages, and widgets without writing any code directly. They can be used in Elementor ‘s (or any other page builder) shortcode module.

Loge theme has shortcodes you can use with various attributes:

[cart-info]

Will display your cart information if you have Woocommerce Installed

[latest-post-type post_type="post" random="false" count="3" columns="3"]
  • Post type: “post” by default. Can be one of: post, pages.
  • Random: false by default. Set to “true” to enable.
  • Count: 3 by default. Use only integers larger than 0.
  • Columns: 3 by default. Use only integers larger than 0.

Next Steps

Still have questions or problems setting up your CSSIgniter Theme? We will be happy to help you out in our support forums

Public Opinion

About

Public Opinion is premium Magazine, News & editorial  WordPress theme.

Quick Installation

WordPress theme installation

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.
TIP: A more visual guide can be found here.

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes for Public Opinion theme are:

Post Thumbnail: 885x500px
Hero Full Width:  1340x500px
Media Item: 885x750px
Item Full Width: 1140x650px

Useful Plugins

These plugins provide functionality and features used directly (or not) by the Theme. So, it is recommended to install and activate them before importing your sample content.

  • Public Opinion Specific plugin: You will be asked to auto install this plugin when installing the site. You can find this under your theme /plugins/ folder.
  • One Click Import : Use this plugin to help you import your content with just one click.WPForms use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in an empty page.
  • WP Instagram Widget: Use this plugin to help you display your Instagram feed in any of the theme’s sidebars. This plugin is mandatory if you wish to display your Instagram images.
  • WordPress Jetpack: You can use this to create a contact form, insert sharing buttons, create tiled galleries, and Infinite Scrolling.
  • Woocommerce: Enable eCommerce functionality for your website.
  • Mega Max Menu : Use this plugin to enchant your menus.

 

Importing Sample Content using One Click Import

To automate the process of importing and for a better experience we have natively included support for OneClick Import Plugin. Let install it fist:

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’,
  2. Search for ‘One Click Demo Import’ and install the plugin,
  3. Activate ‘One Click Demo Import’ from your Plugins page.

From WordPress.org

  1. Download ‘One Click Demo Import’.
  2. Upload the ‘one-click-demo-import’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  3. Activate ‘One Click Demo Import’ from your Plugins page.

Once the plugin is activated you will find the actual import page in: Appearance > Import Demo Data.

 Click on the Import demo data button and you are done!

This plugin requires PHP version of at least 5.3.x, but we recommend version 5.6.x or better yet 7.x. Please contact your hosting company and ask them to update the PHP version for your site.

Importing sample content

To get the sample content file you can click the link in the notice that will appear on your dashboard immediately after activating the theme.

download_sample

Extract the zip file you downloaded and upload the xml file in Tools > Import > WordPress (if not already present, you will be prompted to install the WordPress importer plugin), asking the authors to an existing user and make sure you check the “import attachments” box. You can now import the sample content.

Importing widgets

You can also import the widgets you see on the theme’s demo. To do that, you need the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin. To install it go to Plugins > Add new search for Widget Importer exporter and install the plugin. Activate it and go to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter click choose file and upload the lense_widgets.wie file which is located in the sample content zip file, click Import widgets and you are good to go.
WARNING: As this will create posts, pages, custom post types, categories, widgets, etc. and change various system settings, it is strongly advised that you do this on a clean WordPress installation, without any previous and/or precious data. Under no circumstances we can be held responsible for total or partial data loss, so please be careful.

Installing WooCommerce

To enable eCommerce functionality for your website you need to install and activate the WooCommerce plugin by WooThemes. You can download the plugin free of charge from the WordPress Plugin Repository.

Go to Plugins > Add New and search for WooCommerce. Once the results come back, click the Install Now button.

wc_install

Once the installation is finished, click the Activate button to activate the plugin.

wc_activate

For detailed installation and usage instructions please refer to the plugin’s documentation.

Once you have installed and activated the WooCommerce plugin please install its pages by clicking on the button that WooCommerce provides on its banner. This will likely create a duplicate of some pages along with the pages install by the sample content but its a needed step. You can delete the old pages that came with the sample content or use them instead by going to WooCommerce > Settings > Pages and assign them anew.

Theme pages

Let’s start by adding the first few basic pages you are going to need. Go to Pages > Add New and create the following pages:

Frontpage Page

To set up the homepage create a page named Home and set to it the Front page Template from the Page Attributes drop down on the right. To add content to your front page go to Customize > Widgets or Appearance > Widgets and use the theme’s widgets to help you display your content. You will notice that in your Frontpage template page under the WordPress text Editor you have a Frontpage Options section.

Here you can control the featured posts that will  appear on top of the homepage. These are posts tagged with the featured tag. You may optionally restrict the posts shown to a specific category, otherwise featured posts from all categories will be shown.

You can

  1. Select the layout you want for your frontpage featured section area.
  2. Select a specific category to restrict the featured posts.

Blog

this will be your posts page. Just create and publish a blank default page named “Blog” (or whatever you wish to name it) without adding any content, no further action needed for now.

Full Width Page

In this page you can add any content you wish without displaying the sidebar.

Default Page

In this page you can add any content you wish but the the sidebar. You can select under Sidebar section where you need your sidebar to appear

Also, you can select whether you need to display the featured image in that page.

by checking the “Hide when viewing this post’s page” option in your Featured image box.

 

Setting up your theme

In this section we are going to have a closer look on How to setup Public Opinion theme.

Adding Posts

To add new posts to your blog, go to Posts > add new and proceed to:

  1. add a title to your post,
  2. enter the content in the editor,
  3. upload a featured image by clicking “Set featured image” on the Featured Image panel,
  4. add a category and/or tag to the post
  5. Publish the post.

In Public Opinion we have included tools to allow you to create advanced articles with multiple features. In the Post Information box you can add some extra comment if you are reposting from another source, or if this is article is a review!

Under the Source tab you can

  1. Add the name (text) of the article source.
  2. Add the source URL.
  3.  Add the website/news outlet name of the article.
  4. Add the URL of the website/news outlet name of the article.

If you are adding a Review, under the review Tab you can

  1. Add a Review item.
  2. Select the review item title and Score.
  3. Remove the item.
  4. Add some complementary text.

Public Opinion provides extra Trackback feature for articles under the Send Trackbacks box.

If you need a post to appear in the frontpage or in your post category listings you can add the “featured” tag under the Tags section

Post Formats

You can select the format of your article between Standard (default), Gallery, Audio and Video

Video Post Format

When Selecting the Video Format a new section will appear in order to add your Video URL

Gallery Post Format

When selecting this Post Format you will get a new Gallery section with two tabs. In the first tab you can


  1. Add your Images.
  2. Randomize the order they will appear.

In the second tab you can control your gallery styling by

  1. Adjusting the Row height.
  2. Change the margin between gallery images.
  3. Configure the behaviour of the last row.

Audio Post Format

After selecting this Post Format a new Section will appear where you can add your Audio from your favorite Streaming(SoundCloud, MixCloud, Spotify) service.

Customizing Your Theme

All theme customization is done via WordPress’s built in customizer. If you haven’t used it or want to learn more about it, please read this article.

Go to Appearance > Customize and you will see this

TIP: any changes you make in the tabs below will be previewed live on the site which appears in right side of the screen, however to save these changes you need to click the Save & Publish button on the top of the bar, if you have made a change but see the button grayed out (for example changed the font size of a heading), move the cursor outside the input box, for example, to the next input box, then the button should be clickable again.

Let’s take a look at the options each tab gives you.

Header Options are split into four sections.

In the Header style section  you can set the layout style your wish your header to have and make it fullwidth.

Under the Top menu bar you can add some custom text to it like your email or phone number. as well as select whether you need to show or not Search module or your social Icons.

  1. Vertical Padding your your menu bar.
  2. Control your menu text size
  3. Add complimentary text about your business
  4. Show or hide extra modules like Search box and Social Icons.

In the Primary menu bar  you can select if you wish to have a sticky menu and change various display settings like the vertical padding of the menu and its text size.

Finally, we have the News Ticker where you can control the theme’s news ticker

You can  show or hide the ticker, edit its title and source category as well as the post limit.

Site Identity

Here you can  change the logo and favicon as well as the title and description. Use the appropriate fields to add your information, show or hide your site title and subtitle and upload your images.

Blog Settings

Here you can  change your blog archive looks as well as each element of your single articles. This section is divided in three parts Archive Options, Post Options and Featured articles.

In Archive Options

  1. Change your blog layout
  2. Show or Hide the Sidebar
  3. Use a Masonry effect to render your posts
  4. Change Excerpt Length
  5. Select a pagination method

In Post Options you can select which elements you wish your single blog posts to have. This includes showing or hiding the date, the featured image, the author and author box etc. Or even enabling/disabling the Lightbox option for your galleries.

Finally in Featured Articles you can change the name of the tag name  for your Featured sections.  Throughout your website will only show articles that include this tag. The selected tag will be automatically hidden from tag lists.

Colors

This tab allows you to customize the colors and background images for the entire site, the header, hero section, sidebars and the footer as well as if you want a Boxed layout or not.

Typography

Through this tab you can control the font size of key theme elements, such as headings, body and widgets. If you want to change the default Theme fonts have a look here.

Here you can modify the credits text and your Footer Column Layout.

Under the Bottom Bar Section you can

  1. Select to show or not the bottom bar.
  2. Add you credit text. You can use some HTML here if you wish.
  3. Show Your Social Icons in the footer.

In your Footer style section you can

  1. Change the columns the footer will have.
  2. Set the footer to be fullwidth or not.

Here you can create and assign menus to the theme.Your theme supports 2 main menus. If you wish to have two menus surrounding the logo, select the equivalent option from Customize > Header > Header Style. To learn more about menu creation check out the Codex’s menu user guide here.

Public Opinion provides Full support for the popular Max Mega Menu plugin. Max Mega Menu will automatically convert your existing menu or menus into a mega menu. You can then add any WordPress widget to your menu, restyle your menu using the theme editor and change the menu behaviour using the built in settings. Max Mega Menu is a complete menu management plugin, perfect for taking control of your existing menu and turning it into a user-friendly, accessible and touch ready menu with just a few clicks.

This means you can use a Mega Menu right out of the box with Public Opinion following some simple steps.

Installing Max Mega Menu plugin

To install the plugin you navigate to Plugins > Add New, search for “Max Mega Menu” and click the Install button.

Once the plugin is installed and activated you can navigate to Mega Menu >  Tools and head over to the Import Theme field box

There you will need to paste the contents of  megamenu.txt located in your sample content archive file and then click Import Theme.  This action will ensure that the mega menu will have the same look and feel with Public Opinion theme.

Setting Up a Max Mega Menu.

Head over to AppearanceMenus and select your main menu display location from Menu Settings.

This will ensure that your current menu will display in the correct location. After selecting a location, in the Max Mega Menu Option Box that will appear you will need to

  1. Enable Max Mega Menu.
  2. Select the Public Option theme.
  3. Select your Event to trigger the mega menu and the Effect to render it.

Now we are ready to actually create our first Mega Menu. Hover over an item you want to trigger a mega menu and click on the Mega Menu button.

Have a look at this video to get started with the Plugin or head over at the Plugin’s official Documentation page.

Static Front Page

Use this tab to make the Home page your static front page so you can take advantage of the homepage template we have created for you.

Woocommerce

In this tab you can change the number of products on shop listing page. You can use the built in [cart-info] shortcode in either of the Header > Top menu bar text boxes to display the total number of items in the cart along with their price. The information also serve as a link to the cart page.

Titles

In this tab you can change the titles for various theme pages, like the blog, search and 404.

Social Networks

In this section You can add your Social Network URLs. These icons will be displayed in the Theme-Social Icons Widget automatically.

Weather Defaults

Here you can setup your weather by adding an API key from Open Weather. You can display the current weather conditions with the shortcode [current-weather], and optionally provide a different location ID, e.g. [current-weather id="734880"]

Additional CSS

In this tab we host the custom CSS panel which you can use to insert styles for elements not covered in the rest of the tabs.

Other

Here you can download your sample content files.

Widgets

We have handcrafted some custom widgets to help you better display your content. You will find them under Appearance > Customize > Widgets or Appearance > Widgets

 

This widget will display in your Homepage latest / featured posts from a certain category in various layouts.

  1. Select the Category you need to display.
  2. Select the type of posts.
  3. Change the layout according to your preference.
  4. Change the number of posts.

Theme (Home)-Featured Posts

This widget will display latest / featured posts from a certain category in various layouts.

  1. Change the category of posts.
  2. Select a Layout.

Theme-Featured Posts

This widget will display latest / featured posts from a certain category in various layouts.

  1. Add your title.
  2. Select the type of posts.
  3. Change the category of posts.
  4. Number of posts to show.

Theme-Contact

Using this widget you can create a contact box including a title a map and various complementary elements with icons that will help you add more information like telephone etc about your business.

  1. Add a title for your Contact widget.
  2. Add a map code (iframe).
  3. Add a contact title
  4. Create new complementary elements.
  5. Add an icon code  (from fontawesome.io) and some text along.

Theme-Schedule

This widget allows you to create a small Schedule table with extra contextual information.

  1. Add a title for your widget
  2. Add some complementary text. You can use HTML tags also if you wish.
  3. Add a new day/time widget.
  4. Add your day and time information for each item.

Theme(home)-Instagram

This will allow you to display your Instagram Account in your Front Page or Pre-Footer sidebar. The WP Instagram Widget must be installed and activated in order this Widget to appear

  1. Add a title for your Instagram Widget.
  2. Add your Instagram Account.
  3. Add a number of photos you wish to display.
  4. Select whether you need your images to open in the current window or open in a new tab.
  5. Change the link text.

Theme-Latest Post Type

This widget is built to help you display your latest posts  in any widget area you wish.

  1. Add a title.
  2. Select the post type you want to get the latest items.
  3. Check if you need random posts instead.
  4. Add the number of posts.

Infinite Scrolling

Public Opinion offers an Infinite Scrolling functionality using Jetpack’s native method. You will need to activate this feature from your Jetpack settings

Remember if you have widgets in your Footer Sidebars infinite scroll will not work but a load button will appear instead.

Shortcodes

Shortcodes in WordPress are small  code like functions that allow you to do various things with little effort.

The main reason to use them is to execute code inside WordPress posts, pages, and widgets without writing any code directly. They can be used in Elementor ‘s (or any other page builder) shortcode module.

Public Opinion theme has many shortcodes you can use with various attributes:

Current Date

[current-date]
Shows the current date. By default, uses the date format from Settings > General.
Parameter ‘format’ : Optional. Sets the date format. Accepts PHP’s date() format values referenced here: http://php.net/manual/en/function.date.php#refsect1-function.date-parameters
Examples:
[current-date]

[current-date format="l F j, Y"]

 Current Weather

[current-weather]
Shows the current weather conditions. Uses defaults set from Customizer > Weather Defaults. The API key is required.
Parameter ‘id’: Optional. A location ID.
Parameter ‘units’: Optional. Accepts ‘standard’ (for Kelvins), ‘metric’ (for Celsius) and ‘imperial’ (for Fahrenheits). Defaults to ‘metric’.
Examples:
[current-weather]

[current-weather id="734880"]

[current-weather units="imperial" id="734880"]
[featured-posts]
Shows a “hero” section of featured posts. A “featured” tag must be provided via Customizer > Blog settings > Featured articles.
Parameter ‘layout’: Optional. Default ‘one-post’. One of: one-post, two-posts, three-posts, four-posts, one-left-two-right, two-left-one-right, one-left-four-right, four-left-one-right, slider-one, slider-three, slider-four.
Parameter ‘cat_id’: Optional. A category ID to pull posts from. Posts still need to be assigned to the “featured” tag.
Parameter ‘cat’: Optional. A category slug to pull posts from. Posts still need to be assigned to the “featured” tag. If both ‘cat’ and ‘cat_id’ are set, ‘cat’ is used.
Examples
[featured-posts] (will show one featured post from any category).

[featured-posts cat_id="13"]

[featured-posts cat="news" layout="four-left-one-right"]

 Latest Category

[latest-category]
Shows latest or featured posts from a specific category, using one of the category layouts (different than “hero” layouts).
Parameter ‘layout’: Optional. Default ‘1’. A number from 1 through 5.
Parameters ‘cat’ and ‘cat_id’: Same as featured-posts shortcode. If none is set, the default posts category from Settings > Writing is used (usually “Uncategorized”).
Parameter ‘type’: Optional. Default ‘latest’. May be ‘latest’ or ‘featured’.
Parameter ‘count’: Optional. Defaults to Settings > Reading > Blog pages show at most. A maximum number of posts. Must be > 0. Some layouts may ignore this number (as layout #4 does).
Examples
[latest-category] (out of the box will show 10 uncategorized posts using layout #1)

[latest-category cat_id="13"]

[latest-category cat="news" layout="2" count="6"]

How to use the page builder template

The theme comes bundled with a page builder template which allows you to use your favorite page builder plugin on it and create unique layouts very easily.

To use that template start by going to Pages > Add New. This will create a new page. Add a title to your page and select the Page builder template from the template drop down in the Page Attributes metabox.

ci_page_builder_template

That’s it. You can now start building your page using the page builder of your choice, once done publish it and check it out.

Next Steps

Still have questions or problems setting up your CSSIgniter Theme? We will be happy to help you out in our support forums

Public Opinion Lite

About

Public Opinion Lite  is a free Magazine, News & editorial  WordPress theme.

Quick Installation

WordPress theme installation

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.
TIP: A more visual guide can be found here.

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes for Public Opinion theme are:

Post Thumbnail: 885x500px
Hero Full Width:  1340x500px
Media Item: 885x750px
Item Full Width: 1140x650px

Useful Plugins

These plugins provide functionality and features used directly (or not) by the Theme. So, it is recommended to install and activate them before importing your sample content.

  • Public Opinion Specific plugin: You will be asked to auto install this plugin when installing the site. You can find this under your theme /plugins/ folder.
  • One Click Import : Use this plugin to help you import your content with just one click.WPForms use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in an empty page.
  • WP Instagram Widget: Use this plugin to help you display your Instagram feed in any of the theme’s sidebars. This plugin is mandatory if you wish to display your Instagram images.
  • WordPress Jetpack: You can use this to create a contact form, insert sharing buttons, create tiled galleries etc.

 

Importing Sample Content using One Click Import

To automate the process of importing and for a better experience we have natively included support for OneClick Import Plugin. Let install it fist:

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’,
  2. Search for ‘One Click Demo Import’ and install the plugin,
  3. Activate ‘One Click Demo Import’ from your Plugins page.

From WordPress.org

  1. Download ‘One Click Demo Import’.
  2. Upload the ‘one-click-demo-import’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  3. Activate ‘One Click Demo Import’ from your Plugins page.

 

Once the plugin is activated you will find the actual import page in: Appearance > Import Demo Data.

 Click on the Import demo data button and you are done!

 

This plugin requires PHP version of at least 5.3.x, but we recommend version 5.6.x or better yet 7.x. Please contact your hosting company and ask them to update the PHP version for your site.

Importing sample content

To get the sample content file you can click the link in the notice that will appear on your dashboard immediately after activating the theme.

download_sample

Extract the zip file you downloaded and upload the xml file in Tools > Import > WordPress (if not already present, you will be prompted to install the WordPress importer plugin), asking the authors to an existing user and make sure you check the “import attachments” box. You can now import the sample content.

Importing widgets

You can also import the widgets you see on the theme’s demo. To do that, you need the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin. To install it go to Plugins > Add new search for Widget Importer exporter and install the plugin. Activate it and go to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter click choose file and upload the lense_widgets.wie file which is located in the sample content zip file, click Import widgets and you are good to go.
WARNING: As this will create posts, pages, custom post types, categories, widgets, etc. and change various system settings, it is strongly advised that you do this on a clean WordPress installation, without any previous and/or precious data. Under no circumstances we can be held responsible for total or partial data loss, so please be careful.

 

Theme pages

Let’s start by adding the first few basic pages you are going to need. Go to Pages > Add New and create the following pages:

Frontpage Page

To set up the homepage create a page named Home and set to it the Front page Template from the Page Attributes drop down on the right. To add content to your front page go to Customize > Widgets or Appearance > Widgets and use the theme’s widgets to help you display your content. You will notice that in your Frontpage template page under the WordPress text Editor you have a Frontpage Options section.

Here you can control the featured posts that will  appear on top of the homepage. These are posts tagged with the featured tag. You may optionally restrict the posts shown to a specific category, otherwise featured posts from all categories will be shown.

You can

  1. Select the layout you want for your frontpage featured section area.
  2. Select a specific category to restrict the featured posts.

Blog

this will be your posts page. Just create and publish a blank default page named “Blog” (or whatever you wish to name it) without adding any content, no further action needed for now.

Full Width Page

In this page you can add any content you wish without displaying the sidebar.

Default Page

In this page you can add any content you wish but the the sidebar. You can select under Sidebar section where you need your sidebar to appear

Also, you can select whether you need to display the featured image in that page.

by checking the “Hide when viewing this post’s page” option in your Featured image box.

 

Setting up your theme

In this section we are going to have a closer look on How to setup Public Opinion theme.

Adding Posts

To add new posts to your blog, go to Posts > add new and proceed to:

  1. add a title to your post,
  2. enter the content in the editor,
  3. upload a featured image by clicking “Set featured image” on the Featured Image panel,
  4. add a category and/or tag to the post
  5. Publish the post.

In Public Opinion we have included tools to allow you to create advanced articles with multiple features. In the Post Information box you can add some extra comment if you are reposting from another source, or if this is article is a review!

Under the Source tab you can

  1. Add the name (text) of the article source.
  2. Add the source URL.
  3.  Add the website/news outlet name of the article.
  4. Add the URL of the website/news outlet name of the article.

If you need a post to appear in the frontpage or in your post category listings you can add the “featured” tag under the Tags section

Customizing Your Theme

All theme customization is done via WordPress’s built in customizer. If you haven’t used it or want to learn more about it, please read this article.

Go to Appearance > Customize and you will see this

TIP: any changes you make in the tabs below will be previewed live on the site which appears in right side of the screen, however to save these changes you need to click the Save & Publish button on the top of the bar, if you have made a change but see the button grayed out (for example changed the font size of a heading), move the cursor outside the input box, for example, to the next input box, then the button should be clickable again.

Let’s take a look at the options each tab gives you.

Header Options are split into three sections.

 

In the Header style section  you make the header fullwidth.

Under the Top menu bar you can add some custom text to it like your email or phone number. as well as select whether you need to show or not Search module or your social Icons.

  1. Vertical Padding your your menu bar.
  2. Control your menu text size
  3. Add complimentary text about your business
  4. Show or hide extra modules like Search box and Social Icons.

In the Primary menu bar  you can change various display settings like the vertical padding of the menu and its text size.

 

Site Identity

Here you can  change the logo and favicon as well as the title and description. Use the appropriate fields to add your information, show or hide your site title and subtitle and upload your images.

Blog Settings

Here you can  change your blog archive looks as well as each element of your single articles. This section is divided in three parts Archive Options, Post Options and Featured articles.

In Archive Options

  1. Show or Hide the Sidebar.
  2. Change Excerpt Length.
  3. Select a pagination method.
  4. Exclude or not pages from search results.

In Featured articles

Featured sections throughout your website will only show articles that include this tag. The selected tag will be automatically hidden from tag lists.

In Post Options

Here you can select which elements you wish your single blog posts to have. This includes showing or hiding the date, the featured image, the author and author box etc. Or even enabling/disabling the Lightbox option for your galleries.

Finally in Featured Articles you can change the name of the tag name  for your Featured sections.  Throughout your website will only show articles that include this tag. The selected tag will be automatically hidden from tag lists.

Colors

This tab allows you to customize the colors and background images for the entire site, the header, the menu bar, sidebars and the footer.

Typography

Through this tab you can control the font size of key theme elements, such as headings, body and widgets. If you want to change the default Theme fonts have a look here.

Here you can modify the credits text and your Footer Column Layout.

 Bottom Bar Section

Here you can

  1. Select to show or not the bottom bar.
  2. Add you credit text. You can use some HTML here if you wish.
  3. Show Your Social Icons in the footer.

In Footer style

Here you can

  1. Change the columns the footer will have.
  2. Set the footer to be fullwidth or not.

Here you can create and assign menus to the theme.Your theme supports 2 main menus. If you wish to have two menus surrounding the logo, select the equivalent option from Customize > Header > Header Style. To learn more about menu creation check out the Codex’s menu user guide here.

Static Front Page

Use this tab to make the Home page your static front page so you can take advantage of the homepage template we have created for you.

Titles

In this tab you can change the titles for various theme pages, like the blog, search and 404.

Social Networks

In this section You can add your Social Network URLs. These icons will be displayed in the Theme-Social Icons Widget automatically.

Additional CSS

In this tab we host the custom CSS panel which you can use to insert styles for elements not covered in the rest of the tabs.

Other

Here you can download your sample content files.

Widgets

We have handcrafted some custom widgets to help you better display your content. You will find them under Appearance > Customize > Widgets or Appearance > Widgets

This widget will display in your Homepage latest / featured posts from a certain category in various layouts.

  1. Select the Category you need to display.
  2. Select the type of posts.
  3. Change the layout according to your preference.
  4. Change the number of posts.

Theme (Home)-Featured Posts

This widget will display latest / featured posts from a certain category in various layouts.

  1. Change the category of posts.
  2. Select a Layout.

Theme-Featured Posts

This widget will display latest / featured posts from a certain category in various layouts.

  1. Add your title.
  2. Select the type of posts.
  3. Change the category of posts.
  4. Number of posts to show.

Theme-Contact

Using this widget you can create a contact box including a title a map and various complementary elements with icons that will help you add more information like telephone etc about your business.

  1. Add a title for your Contact widget.
  2. Add a map code (iframe).
  3. Add a contact title
  4. Create new complementary elements.
  5. Add an icon code  (from fontawesome.io) and some text along.

Theme-Schedule

This widget allows you to create a small Schedule table with extra contextual information.

  1. Add a title for your widget
  2. Add some complementary text. You can use HTML tags also if you wish.
  3. Add a new day/time widget.
  4. Add your day and time information for each item.

Theme(home)-Instagram

This will allow you to display your Instagram Account in your Front Page or Pre-Footer sidebar. The WP Instagram Widget must be installed and activated in order this Widget to appear

  1. Add a title for your Instagram Widget.
  2. Add your Instagram Account.
  3. Add a number of photos you wish to display.
  4. Select whether you need your images to open in the current window or open in a new tab.
  5. Change the link text.

Theme-Latest Post Type

This widget is built to help you display your latest posts  in any widget area you wish.

  1. Add a title.
  2. Select the post type you want to get the latest items.
  3. Check if you need random posts instead.
  4. Add the number of posts.

Shortcodes

Shortcodes in WordPress are small  code like functions that allow you to do various things with little effort.

The main reason to use them is to execute code inside WordPress posts, pages, and widgets without writing any code directly. They can be used in Elementor ‘s (or any other page builder) shortcode module.

Public Opinion theme has many shortcodes you can use with various attributes:

Current Date

[current-date]
Shows the current date. By default, uses the date format from Settings > General.
Parameter ‘format’ : Optional. Sets the date format. Accepts PHP’s date() format values referenced here: http://php.net/manual/en/function.date.php#refsect1-function.date-parameters
Examples:
[current-date]

[current-date format="l F j, Y"]


[featured-posts]
Shows a “hero” section of featured posts. A “featured” tag must be provided via Customizer > Blog settings > Featured articles.
Parameter ‘layout’: Optional. Default ‘one-post’.
Parameter ‘cat_id’: Optional. A category ID to pull posts from. Posts still need to be assigned to the “featured” tag.
Parameter ‘cat’: Optional. A category slug to pull posts from. Posts still need to be assigned to the “featured” tag. If both ‘cat’ and ‘cat_id’ are set, ‘cat’ is used.
Examples
[featured-posts] (will show one featured post from any category).

[featured-posts cat_id="13"]

[featured-posts cat="news" layout=""]

 Latest Category

[latest-category]
Shows latest or featured posts from a specific category, using one of the category layouts (different than “hero” layouts).
Parameter ‘layout’: Optional. Default ‘1’.
Parameters ‘cat’ and ‘cat_id’: Same as featured-posts shortcode. If none is set, the default posts category from Settings > Writing is used (usually “Uncategorized”).
Parameter ‘type’: Optional. Default ‘latest’. May be ‘latest’ or ‘featured’.
Parameter ‘count’: Optional. Defaults to Settings > Reading > Blog pages show at most. A maximum number of posts. Must be > 0.
Examples
[latest-category] (out of the box will show 10 uncategorized posts using layout #1)

[latest-category cat_id="13"]

[latest-category cat="news" layout="1" count="6"]

How to use the page builder template

The theme comes bundled with a page builder template which allows you to use your favorite page builder plugin on it and create unique layouts very easily.

To use that template start by going to Pages > Add New. This will create a new page. Add a title to your page and select the Page builder template from the template drop down in the Page Attributes metabox.

ci_page_builder_template

That’s it. You can now start building your page using the page builder of your choice, once done publish it and check it out.

Next Steps

Still have questions or problems setting up your CSSIgniter Theme? We will be happy to help you out in our support forums

Lense

About

Lense is a WordPress  theme for Photographers, Industrial Photographers and Photography Artists.

WordPress theme installation

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.
TIP: A more visual guide can be found here.

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes for the Lense theme are:

Post Thumbnail: 1000x500px
Narrow Width Post / Page Image:  750x500px
Gallery Masonry Image 665px in width and unlimited in height
Gallery Slide: 1355x700px
Gallery Scroller:  555x700px

Useful Plugins

These plugins provide functionality and features used directly (or not) by the Theme. So, it is recommended to install and activate them before importing your sample content.

  • One Click Import : Use this plugin to help you import your content with just one click.
  • WPForms use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in an empty page.
  • WP Instagram Widget: Use this plugin to help you display your Instagram feed in any of the theme’s sidebars. This plugin is mandatory if you wish to display your Instagram images.
  • WordPress Jetpack: You can use this to create a contact form, insert sharing buttons, create tiled galleries etc.

 

Importing Sample Content using One Click Import

To automate the process of importing and for a better experience we have natively included support for OneClick Import Plugin. Let install it fist:

From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’,
  2. Search for ‘One Click Demo Import’ and install the plugin,
  3. Activate ‘One Click Demo Import’ from your Plugins page.

From WordPress.org

  1. Download ‘One Click Demo Import’.
  2. Upload the ‘one-click-demo-import’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  3. Activate ‘One Click Demo Import’ from your Plugins page.

 

Once the plugin is activated you will find the actual import page in: Appearance > Import Demo Data.

 Click on the Import demo data button and you are done!

 

This plugin requires PHP version of at least 5.3.x, but we recommend version 5.6.x or better yet 7.x. Please contact your hosting company and ask them to update the PHP version for your site.

Importing sample content

To get the sample content file you can click the link in the notice that will appear on your dashboard immediately after activating the theme.

download_sample

Extract the zip file you downloaded and upload the xml file in Tools > Import > WordPress (if not already present, you will be prompted to install the WordPress importer plugin), asking the authors to an existing user and make sure you check the “import attachments” box. You can now import the sample content.

You can also download the Sample Content for Lense by clicking here

Importing widgets

You can also import the widgets you see on the theme’s demo. To do that, you need the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin. To install it go to Plugins > Add new search for Widget Importer exporter and install the plugin. Activate it and go to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter click choose file and upload the lense_widgets.wie file which is located in the sample content zip file, click Import widgets and you are good to go.
WARNING: As this will create posts, pages, custom post types, categories, widgets, etc. and change various system settings, it is strongly advised that you do this on a clean WordPress installation, without any previous and/or precious data. Under no circumstances we can be held responsible for total or partial data loss, so please be careful.

Theme pages

Let’s start by adding the first few basic pages you are going to need. Go to Pages > Add New and create the following pages:

When Selecting the Gallery Page template a new Section – Gallery Options will appear. In this section you can create multiple types of galleries that will  render your images in the best possible way.

  1. Select a gallery style from a variety of possible options. This includes  Scroller gallery ,a simple Slider, a Justified gallery or a generic Masonry Layout.
  2. Control the spacing type between your images.
  3. Change the spacing size between your images.
  4.  Select a loading effect, while viewing  your gallery.
  5. Add your gallery images.
  6. Randomize their order.

Blog

this will be your posts page. Just create and publish a blank default page named “Blog” (or whatever you wish to name it) without adding any content, no further action needed for now. You cannot control the background image from the Layout Section of this page since it is registered by WordPress.

Narrow Width Page

In this page you can add any content you wish but in a narrow container.

Default Template

In this page you can add any content you wish as you would do in a normal page. The default template as well as all other page templates give your the option to hide the page title if you wish.

Setting up your theme

Adding Post Items

To add new Post item go to Posts > Add new and set it’s featured image, add the content and finally publish the item.

Customizing Your Theme

All theme customization is done via WordPress’s built in customizer. If you haven’t used it or want to learn more about it, please read this article.

Go to Appearance > Customize and you will see this

TIP: any changes you make in the tabs below will be previewed live on the site which appears in right side of the screen, however to save these changes you need to click the Save & Publish button on the top of the bar, if you have made a change but see the button grayed out (for example changed the font size of a heading), move the cursor outside the input box, for example, to the next input box, then the button should be clickable again.

Let’s take a look at the options each tab gives you.

Site Identity

Here you can  change the logo and favicon as well as the title and description. Use the appropriate fields to add your information, show or hide your site title and subtitle and upload your images.

Here you can create and assign menus to the theme.Your theme supports 2 main menus. If you wish to have two menus surrounding the logo, select the equivalent option from Customize > Header > Header Style. To learn more about menu creation check out the Codex’s menu user guide here.

Widgets

Through this tab you can add widgets to the theme’s sidebars. The theme features eight Sidebar Areas in order to provide the best option to display your content.

Static Front Page

Use this tab to make the Home page your static front page so you can take advantage of the homepage template we have created for you.

Blog Settings

This tab allows you to customize your blog and post options.

In Post Options you can select which elements you wish your single blog posts to have. This includes showing or hiding the date, the featured image, the author and author box etc. Or even enabling/disabling the Lightbox option for your galleries.

In Archive options you have customize the default archive pages like category, tag and date archive pages.

  1. Change the Layout by selecting in how many columns you need your content to appear.
  2. Enable Masonry effect in case you have articles with different content and featured image height.
  3. Select the article excerpt length.
  4. Select a pagination method.

Colors

This tab allows you to customize the colors and background images for the entire site, the header, hero section, sidebars and the footer.

Typography

Through this tab you can control the font size of key theme elements, such as headings, body and widgets. If you want to change the default Theme fonts have a look here.

Titles

In this tab you can change the titles for various theme pages, like the blog, search and 404.

Social Networks

In this section You can add your Social Network URLs. These icons will be displayed in the Theme-Social Icons Widget automatically.

Additional CSS

In this tab we host the custom CSS panel which you can use to insert styles for elements not covered in the rest of the tabs.

Other

Here you can download your sample content files.

Widgets

We have handcrafted some custom widgets to help you better display your content. You will find them under Appearance > Customize > Widgets or Appearance > Widgets

Theme-Contact

Using this widget you can create a contact box including a title a map and various complementary elements with icons that will help you add more information like telephone etc about your business.

  1. Add a title for your Contact widget.
  2. Add a map code (iframe).
  3. Add a contact title
  4. Create new complementary elements.
  5. Add an icon code  (from fontawesome.io) and some text along.

Theme-Latest Post Type

This widget is built to help you display your latest posts  in any widget area you wish.

  1. Add a title.
  2. Select the post type you want to get the latest items.
  3. Check if you need random posts instead.
  4. Add the number of posts.

Theme-Social Icons

Will display your Social Networks you have under your AppearanceCustomizeSocial Networks section.

Theme-Schedule

This widget allows you to create a small Schedule table with extra contextual information.

  1. Add a title for your widget
  2. Add some complementary text. You can use HTML tags also if you wish.
  3. Add a new day/time widget.
  4. Add your day and time information for each item.

Shortcodes

Shortcodes in WordPress are small  code like functions that allow you to do various things with little effort.The main reason to use them is to execute code inside WordPress posts, pages, and widgets without writing any code directly. They can be used in Elementor ‘s (or any other page builder) shortcode module.

Lense theme has one shortcode with two attributes:

[page-content id="123"]

or

[page-content slug="a-post-or-page-slug"]

Displays the content (and gallery if applicable) of a post/page. No title.

How to use the page builder template

The theme comes bundled with a page builder template which allows you to use your favorite page builder plugin on it and create unique layouts very easily.

To use that template start by going to Pages > Add New. This will create a new page. Add a title to your page and select the Page builder template from the template drop down in the Page Attributes metabox.

ci_page_builder_template

That’s it. You can now start building your page using the page builder of your choice, once done publish it and check it out.

Next Steps

Still have questions or problems setting up your CSSIgniter Theme? We will be happy to help you out in our support forums

Elektronika

 

About

Elektronika is a WordPress theme for DJs, radio stations, podcasters, artists, bands, collectives, club owners, music producers, event producers and anyone in the music industry.

WordPress theme installation

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.

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes for the Elektronika theme are:

  • Post Thumbnail: 720x400px
  • Entry Item Image: 690x690px
  • Event Item Image: 690px width, not restricted in height.
  • List Item Image: 555x555px
  • List Video Item Image: 555x320px
  • FullWidth Thumbnail :1140x600px
  • FullWidth Narrow Thumbnail :750x450px
  • Page Portrait Thumbnail: 720x720px
  • Hero Image: 720x720px*
  • Home Hero Image: 1920x1080px*
  • Masonry Justified Thumbnail: 400px width, not restricted in height.

* A hero image is a large banner image, prominently placed on a web page, generally in the front and center.

Useful Plugins

These plugins provide functionality and features used directly (or not) by the Theme. So, it is recommended to install and activate them before importing your sample content.

  • CSSIgniter Shortcodes you can use our shortcode plugin to help you create a variety of layouts and elements on your site. Instructions can be found here.
  • AudioIgniter lets you create music playlists and embed them in your WordPress posts, pages or custom post types. By using the standard WordPress media upload functionality, you can create new audio playlists in minutes.
  • 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.
  • WP Instagram Widget: Use this plugin to help you display your Instagram feed in any of the theme’s sidebars.

Importing sample content

To get the sample content file you can click the link in the notice that will appear on your dashboard immediately after activating the theme.

sample_link

Extract the zip file you downloaded and upload the xml file in Tools > Import > WordPress (if not already present, you will be prompted to install the WordPress importer plugin), asking the authors to an existing user and make sure you check the “import attachments” box. You can now import the sample content.

Importing widgets

You can also import the widgets you see on the theme’s demo. To do that, you need the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin. To install it go to Plugins > Add new search for widget importer exporter and install the plugin. Activate it and go to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter click choose file and upload the elektronika_widgets.wie file which is located in the sample content zip file, click Import widgets and you are good to go.

WARNING: As this will create posts, pages, custom post types, categories, widgets, etc. and change various system settings, it is strongly advised that you do this on a clean WordPress installation, without any previous and/or precious data. Under no circumstances we can be held responsible for total or partial data loss, so please be careful.

Setting up your theme

Creating theme pages

  1. Homepage: Create a page named Home and apply to it the Homepage Template from the page attributes panel on the right.
  2. Album listing: This page will list your discography items. Create a new page and apply the Album Listing template to it. From the Album Listing Options panel that appears below the main text editor, you can select the column number for the listing page.

    Additionally, you can select a Base Category for the listing page, meaning that you can use the template to display only one of your discography categories,

    instead of all of them (by leaving it blank). You can show foreach item its additional data fields by enabling the listing meta option.

  3. Artists listing: This page will list your artists. Create a new page and apply the Artists Listing template to it. From the Artists Listing Options panel that appears below the main text editor, you can select the column number for the listing page. Additionally, you can select a Base Category for the listing page, meaning that you can use the template to display only one of your artist categories, instead of all of them. You can display for each item its additional data fields by enabling the listing meta option.
  4. Event listing: This page will list your events. Create a new page and apply the Events Listing template to it.From the Events Listing Options panel that appears below the main text editor, you can select the base Category or Events you want to display. Leaving the base category blank will display all Events ignoring categories. You can also select the type of events (Upcoming or past events) you need to show or hide. If you have selected to show past events you can and a custom title before them to differentiate from your other Events. Finally, you can set the number of items per page that you want to display. You can choose to show the venue name instead of event title in your listing by enabling it in your Appearance > Customize > Other section.
  5. Chart Listing: This page will list your Charts. Create a new page and apply the Chart Listing template to it.
  6. Podcast Listing: This page will list your Podcasts. Create a new page and apply the Podcast Listing template to it.From the Podcast Listing Options panel that appears below the main text editor, you can select the column number for the listing page. Additionally, you can select a Base Category for the listing page, meaning that you can use the template to display only one of your artist categories, instead of all of them. You can display for each item its additional data fields by enabling the listing meta option.
  7. Producers Listing: This page will list your Producers. Create a new page and apply the Producer Listing template to it. From the Producer Listing Options panel that appears below the main text editor, you can select the column number for the listing page. Additionally you can select a Base Category for the listing page, meaning that you can use the template to display only one of your producer categories, instead of all of them. You can display for each item its additional data fields by enabling the listing meta option.
  8. Gallery listing: In this page you will display your galleries. Create a new page and apply the Galleries Listing template to it. From the Galleries Listing Options panel that appears below the main text editor when you select the Galleries Listing template, you can select the column number for the listing page. Additionally, you can select a Base Category for the listing page, meaning that you can use the template to display only one of your gallery categories, instead of all of them.
  9. Videos listing: This page will list your videos. Create a new page and apply the Videos Listing template to it. From the Videos Listing Options panel that appears below the main text editor, you can select the column number for the listing page. Additionally, you can select a Base Category for the listing page, meaning that you can use the template to display only one of your gallery categories, instead of all of them.
  10. Blog: This page will display your posts, apply the default template to it.

(TIP, all page titles serve as examples, you can name your pages according to your needs.)

All pages have a default Layout Section. In this section, you can add a page Title and Subtitle under the Subtitle tab and modify its color, overlay color, background image and video under the Hero Section tab. If you leave this section empty, the normal post/page title will be used instead.

Once the pages are created, navigate to Settings > Reading and set the “Home” page to be your static front page and the “Blog” page as your posts page, as demonstrated in the image below.

Populating your blog

To add new posts to your blog, go to Posts > Add new, title your post, enter the content in the editor, upload a featured image by clicking “Set featured image” on the Featured Image panel, add a category and/or tag to the post, if you so desire, from the respective panels and publish the post by clicking “Publish”.

Creating Artist items

In order to insert a new artist just visit Artists > Add New. Add the artist’s name as a title, upload the featured image and fill in any information you want in the text editor, then publish the item.

Further down Under the Artists Settings section you will notice a set of tabs. Below you will find out how to use them in order to add more content to your custom post types. You will find this section in all Custom post types like Artists, Podcasts, Producers, Albums and Events.

Information Tab

Here you can Add some extra fields for your Artist that will be displayed in your Artist page or if you wish into your Artist Listing template. You can create as many fields as you wish by clicking on the Add Field button then fill in the Title and Description of your fields. If you want to remove an item you can click on the Remove me button.

Buttons Tab

Here you can create a special set of button fields adding URL and Text to them that will link to your Artist Fan page or music networks

like Bandcamp or Soundcloud. You can remove any unwanted button by clicking on the Remove me button

Titles

Here you can add your custom Page Title and Subtitle. These will override the default ones.

Hero Section

Here you can upload a background image to style your Title and Subtitle section and define an overlay color (if you wish to have) and their Text color.

You can also control the position and size of your background image. Finally, you can choose to render a video from Youtube or Vimeo instead of a background image.

Creating Producer items

In order to insert a new artist just visit Producers > Add New. Add the producer’s name as a title, upload the featured image and fill in any information you want in the text editor, then publish the item.

Under the Producer Settings section in the Information tab, you can Add some extra Information for your Producer. You can create as many fields as you wish by clicking on the Add Field button. Then fill the Title and Description you want to be rendered under the Producer Featured Image.

On the same section in the Buttons Tab, you can create a special set of button fields that will link to your Producer’s blog page or music networks like Bandcamp or Soundcloud.

On the Titles and Hero Section you can control the appearance of that single custom post type.

Creating Event items

Now you can start inserting your events from Events > New Event. Start by giving the event a title. We leave the main editor empty and we move a bit lower in the Event Settings section under the Details tab, here you can fill in the event’s info, details, status, location  etc. Each tab provides some information concerning its usage.

Checking on the Recurrent Event option will discard the date fields and replace them with a new one that will allow you to enter custom text describing the status of your event.

Under the same Event Settings section, you can navigate to the Information tab. There you can add some extra Information for your Event. You can create as many fields as you wish by clicking on the Add Field button then fill the Title and Description you want to be rendered under the Event Featured Image.

On the same section under the Buttons Tab, you can create a special set of button fields that will link to your ticket registration page (etc).

On the Titles and Hero Section you can control the appearance of that single custom post type.

Creating Album items

Go to Albums > Add new. Set the album title and upload the album’s cover in the featured image section. Now in the main editor, you can write anything you want PLUS you can display the tracklisting of your album with the ability to let the users review your tracks! For this, you can use the AudioIgniter Plugin

Under the same Album Settings section, you can navigate to the Information tab. There you can add some extra Information for your Album. You can create as many fields as you wish by clicking on the Add Field button then fill the Title and Description you want to be rendered under the Album Featured Image.

On the same section in the Buttons Tab, you can create a special set of buttons leading to any URL you wish.

On the Titles and Hero Section you can control the appearance of that single custom post type.

Creating Podcast items

Go to Podcast > Add new. Set the album title and upload the album’s cover in the featured image section. Now in the main editor, you can write anything you want PLUS you can display the tracklisting of your album with the ability to let the users review your tracks! Again, you can use Audio Igniter Plugin

Under the same Podcast Settings section, you can navigate to the Information tab. There you can add some extra Information for your Album. You can create as many fields as you wish by clicking on the Add Field button then fill the Title and Description you want to be rendered under the Podcast Featured Image.

On the same section under the Buttons Tab, you can create a special set of button fields that will link to any URL you wish.

On the Titles and Hero Section you can control the appearance of that single custom post type.

Adding Video items

Go to Videos > Add New, give a title and a featured image to your video and move to the Video Settings panel. Here you can add a date, location and any other information you want for your video. In the Video URL box you will need to place your video’s URL, which is hosted on one of WordPress’s supported providers. Featured image of your Video will be used as a cover.

On the Titles and Hero Section you can control the appearance of that single custom post type.

In order to create a new photo gallery go to Galleries > Add New, give a title and a featured image to your gallery and move to the Gallery Settings panel.

Here you can click the Add Images button to upload your photos. Once done you can toggle gallery image randomization if you want by checking on the Randomize order option or Justify your Gallery images by enabling the Justified Gallery option. Featured image of your gallery will be used as a cover.

On the Titles and Hero Section you can control the appearance of that single custom post type.

Adding Chart items

Go to Chart > Add new. You can start adding tracks in your Chart by clicking on the Add Field button, Each fieldset provides basic information about the track including title, artist, label and a URL link field.

Creating your Menu

Now that your content is in place, you will need a menu. Go to Appearance > Menus, check the pages you want on your menu and add them, give your menu a name and save it. Finally, you will need to set your menu as “Main” menu, this can be done either by checking the “Main menu” box in “Menu Settings” just below your menu items in Menu Structure or by going to the “Manage Locations” tab and selecting the menu you just created.

(TIP, for more info on creating and managing menus, please read the WordPress Menu User Guide here)

Setting up your homepage

The widgetized area of the homepage can be accessed under Appearance > Customize > Widgets.

Duplicating the demo’s homepage

Open Appearance > Customize > Widgets

on the Home Page sidebar:

  • a Theme – Events widget, displaying the upcoming events
  • a Theme – Latest Posts widget, displaying the latest Artist Additions
  • a Theme – Content widget displaying a selected Chart Post Item
  • a Theme – Hero widget with some text and a background image behind it.
  • a Theme – Latest Posts widget, displaying the latest Album Additions
  • a Theme – Content widget displaying a selected Gallery Post Item
  • a Theme – Content widget displaying a selected Video Post Item

On the Footer Instagram sidebar

  • the WP Instagram Widget plugin.

On the Footer – Column 1 sidebar

  • a Text widget, displaying some text

On the Footer – Column 2 sidebar

  • a Theme – Events widget, displaying the upcoming events

On the Footer – Column 3 sidebar

  • a Theme – Social Icons widget, displaying your Social Icons

Customizing your theme

All of the theme’s settings have been integrated into WordPress Customizer. You can find them under Appearance > Customize.

If you have used any theme from the WordPress.org theme directory you should be familiar with the usage of the customizer, if not you can read more about it here. Below we will take a look at the options each section offers.

Site Identity

To change the logo and favicon as well as the title and description and you need to go to Appearance > Customize > Site Identity and use the appropriate fields to add your information and upload your images.

Layout Options

Here you can modify the blog’s default layout and choose how many columns you need for your blog Additionally this tab allows you to customize the excerpt’s length and choose your preferred pagination method.

Posts Options

As you might imagine, this tab helps you configure the layout of single posts. You can toggle the featured image, the categories, date, and comments.

Colors

This tab allows you to customize the colors and background images for the entire site, the header, hero section, sidebars and the footer.

Typography Options

Here you can modify the size of content headings, content and sidebar text. If you want to change the Font Families using the
Google Fonts Library follow this Guide here

Here you can configure the button which appears on the header as well as the page you wish to display in the popup window.

There you can render your Radio / Music player page.

Social Networks

In this section You can add your Social Network URLs. These icons will be displayed in the Theme-Social Icons Widget automatically.

Site Titles

In this tab you can add a custom Title for your Blog, Search and 404 page.

Here you can modify your copyright info, privacy policy etc. You can enable or disable the Instagram Widget slideshow feature and control its slide speed.

Static Front Page

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Using this tab we can choose what gets displayed on the front page of our site. For example if we want to create a homepage using a the homepage template we provide create a new page and apply to it the Home Page template, name it home and set it as your Front Page as shown above. The Posts Page is the page that will display our post listing, as discussed earlier in the post creation section.

Other

You can add your custom css under Appearance > Customize > Other section. Also you can choose to show the venue name instead of event title in your listing.

Custom Widgets

The theme features five custom widgets which are displayed below to help you display your content better.

All widgets can be accessed from Appearance > Customize > Widgets.

Below each widget, you will find a small description explaining their functionality.

Theme – Content

This widget will display a single post, custom post type (like charts, podcast, artist etc) or page.

  1. Set a Custom Title.
  2. Select the post type you need to render.
  3. Select your item from the dropdown list that will appear after selecting your post type.
  4. Add some text for your Button. If you dont wish any button to appear you can leave this blank.
  5. Add an URL for your button to a listing page or anywhere else you wish.
  6. Customize the Appearance of your widget (see Customize Widgets section).

Theme – Latest Posts

This widget will display a list or latest items from your posts or post types.

  1. Set a Custom Title.
  2. Select the Post type you wish to fetch the latest items.
  3. Randomize the items the widget will render.
  4. Select the Number of items to show.
  5. Change the output columns.
  6. Customize the Appearance of your widget (see Customize Widgets section).

Theme – Social Icons

This is a simple widget that will display the Social Networks you will define in your Appearance > Customize > Social Networks Area.

Theme – Events

This widget will display your Events in any sidebar.

  1. You can add a Title
  2. Select the base Event Category you want to get the events from. Leaving the Base Category field blank will just get the latest events ignoring their category.
  3. Show Recurring Events.
  4. Define the number of the upcoming events the widget will fetch.
  5. Add some text for your Button. If you dont wish any button to appear you can leave this blank.
  6. Add a URL for your button to your events template page or anywhere else you wish.
  7. Customize the Appearance of your widget (see Customize Widgets section).

Theme – Hero

With this widget you can display some basic information and create your own callout section.

  1. Set a custom Title.
  2. Add some Basic content.
  3. Add some text for your Button. If you dont wish any button to appear you can leave this blank.
  4. Add a URL for your button to any page you wish.
  5. Customize the Appearance of your widget (see Customize Widgets section)

Customize Widgets

In all theme’s widgets except Theme -Social Icons, You can use the Customize button to add a background image or color. You can also create a color overlay or stretch your background image to cover the entire width of the widget. You can also enable a parallax effect for your background image or add some padding if you need extra spacing.

How to use the page builder template

The theme comes bundled with a page builder template which allows you to use your favorite page builder plugin on it and create unique layouts very easily.

To use that template start by going to Pages > Add New. This will create a new page. Add a title to your page and select the Page builder template from the template dropdown in the Page Attributes meta box.

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That’s it. You can now start building your page using the page builder of your choice, once done publish it and check it out.

Next Steps

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Andros

About

Andros is a responsive Hotel WordPress theme specifically designed to showcase your hotel or resort in style. Enjoy your stay.

WordPress theme installation

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.
TIP: A more visual guide can be found here.

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes for the Andros theme are:

Post Thumbnail: 750x500px
Tall generic Image:  750px in width and unlimited in height
Item Image : 555x450px
Tall Item Image: 555px in width and unlimited in height
Full Width Image:1140x650px
Hero* Image: 1570x500px
Home Slide Image : 1570x750px

* A hero image is a large banner image, prominently placed on a web page, generally in the front and center.

Useful Plugins

These plugins provide functionality and features used directly (or not) by the Theme. So, it is recommended to install and activate them before importing your sample content.

  • MaxSlider : Use this plugin to help you create custom sliders and use them anywhere you wish shortcodes.
  • 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.
  • WP Instagram Widget: Use this plugin to help you display your Instagram feed in any of the theme’s sidebars. This plugin is mandatory if you wish to display your Instagram images.
  • WordPress Jetpack: You can use this to create a contact form instead of Contact Form 7, insert sharing buttons, create tiled galleries etc.

Importing sample content

To get the sample content file you can click the link in the notice that will appear on your dashboard immediately after activating the theme.

download_sample

Extract the zip file you downloaded and upload the xml file in Tools Import WordPress (if not already present, you will be prompted to install the WordPress importer plugin), assign the authors to an existing user and make sure you check the “import attachments” box. You can now import the sample content.

You can also download the Sample Content for Andros by clicking here

Importing widgets

You can also import the widgets you see on the theme’s demo. To do that, you need the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin. To install it go to Plugins Add new search for widget importer exporter and install the plugin. Activate it and go to Tools Widget Importer & Exporter click choose file and upload the milos_widgets.wie file which is located in the sample content zip file, click Import widgets and you are good to go.

WARNING: As this will create posts, pages, custom post types, categories, widgets, etc. and change various system settings, it is strongly advised that you do this on a clean WordPress installation, without any previous and/or precious data. Under no circumstances we can be held responsible for total or partial data loss, so please be careful.

Theme pages

Let’s start by adding the first few basic pages you are going to need. Go to Pages > Add New and create the following pages:

Frontpage Page

To set up the homepage create a page named Home and set to it the Frontpage Template from the Page Attributes drop down on the right. To add content to your front page go to Customize > Widgets or Appearance > Widgets and use the theme’s widgets to help you display your content. You will notice that in your Homepage template page under the WordPress text Editor you have two sections.

Hero Section

This the basic section before the contents of your page and you can :

  1. Add A Page title.
  2. Add a Page subtitle.

Also you can style your Hero with a background image / video or color :

  1. Align the Title.
  2. Hide the Page title.
  3. Add a Background Color or an Overlay color in case you have a background image with the same color of your Hero title or subtitle.
  4. Add a background Video.
  5. Add a background image and change its position  and screen coverage.

Hero Section is also visible in all  pages with the default page template selected.

Front Page Options

In this section you can also select a MaxSlider Slideshow to appear instead of a hero image or choose not to have a slideshow at all.

Blog

this will be your posts page. Just create and publish a blank default page named “Blog” (or whatever you wish to name it) without adding any content, no further action needed for now. You cannot control the background image from the Layout Section of this page since it is registered by WordPress. You can add a generic background image that will apply here from Appearance > Customize > Colors > Hero.

Room Listing

In this page you will list your Room Items by applying the Room Listing template to your page. From the Room Listing Options panel that appears once the template is set, you can select how your Rooms are going to display.

  1. You can choose a loading Effect of your preference.
  2. Select the Base Room category you wish to render. Leave this blank to render them all.
  3. Select the columns you need your rooms to be in.
  4. Use Masonry effect and Add an category filter effect.
  5. Selecthow many items you wish to display.

Full Width Page

In this page you can add any content you wish without displaying the sidebar.

 

Setting up your theme

In this section we are going to have a closer look in Andros unique features like Portfolio and Testimonial Items.

Adding Room Items

To add new Room item go to Rooms > Add new and set it’s featured image, add the content and  publish the item. Room page offers more options to control the looks, Galleries and Room features.  Under Room Options you can change under the Title / Subtitle tab

  1. Change Page title.
  2. Change Page Subtitle.

Under the Sidebar tab you can select where your sidebar want to appear or if you need a sidebar.

You can create a Gallery for your current Room from the Gallery tab.

Finally you can select if your Room is an Offer from the Offer Tab

Adding Testimonials

To add a new Testimonial item go to Testimonials > Add New. Fill in a title for the Testimonial, set it’s featured image, add the content and finally publish the item. You can also add a citation of the person that provided this testimonial from the Citation Section :

Customizing Your Theme

All theme customization is done via WordPress’s built in customizer. If you haven’t used it or want to learn more about it, please read this article.

Go to Appearance > Customize and you will see this

TIP: any changes you make in the tabs below will be previewed live on the site which appears in right side of the screen, however to save these changes you need to click the Save & Publish button on the top of the bar, if you have made a change but see the button grayed out (for example changed the font size of a heading), move the cursor outside the input box, for example, to the next input box, then the button should be clickable again.

Let’s take a look at the options each tab gives you.

Header Options are split into three sections.

In the Header style section  you can set the layout style your wish your header to have and make it fullwidth. You can select various layouts like

  1. Your logo on the left while the menu displays on the right.
  2. Your logo centered while the menu splits in two sections surrounding the logo. You will need to have menus assigned in both your Main Menu and Main Menu-Right location under Customize > Menus > Menu Locations.
  3. Your logo on top of the menu. After selecting this option you can choose whether you need menu and logo aligned center or  left.

In the Primary menu bar  you can select if you wish to have a sticky menu and change various display settings like the menu vertical padding and text size.

Finally you can control the Top menu bar and add some custom text to it like your email or phone number as well as select whether you need to show or not Search module or your social Icons.

  1. Vertical Padding your your menu bar.
  2. Control your menu text size
  3. Add complimentary text about your business
  4. Show or hide extra modules like Search box and Social Icons.

Site Identity

Here you can  change the logo and favicon as well as the title and description. Use the appropriate fields to add your information, show or hide your site title and subtitle and upload your images.

Blog Settings

Here you can  change your blog archive looks as well as each element of your single articles. This section is divided in two parts Archive Options and Post Options.

In Archive Options

  1. Change your blog layout
  2. Show or Hide the Sidebar
  3. Use a Masonry effect to render your posts
  4. Change Excerpt Length
  5. Select a pagination method

While in Post Options you can select which elements you wish your single blog posts to have. This includes showing or hiding the date, the featured image, the author and author box etc. Or even enabling/disabling the Lightbox option for your galleries.

Colors

This tab allows you to customize the colors and background images for the entire site, the header, hero section, sidebars and the footer.

Typography

Through this tab you can control the font size of key theme elements, such as headings, body and widgets. If you want to change the default Theme fonts have a look here.

Here you can modify the credits text and your Footer Column Layout.

Under the Bottom Bar Section you can

  1. Select to show or not the bottom bar.
  2. Add you credit text. You can use some HTML here if you wish.
  3. Show Your Social Icons in the footer.

In your Footer style section you can

  1. Change the columns the footer will have.
  2. Set the footer to be fullwidth or not.

Here you can create and assign menus to the theme.Your theme supports 2 main menus. If you wish to have two menus surrounding the logo, select the equivalent option from Customize > Header > Header Style. To learn more about menu creation check out the Codex’s menu user guide here.

Widgets

Through this tab you can add widgets to the theme’s sidebars. The theme features eight Sidebar Areas in order to provide the best option to display your content.

Static Front Page

Use this tab to make the Home page your static front page so you can take advantage of the homepage template we have created for you.

Titles

In this tab you can change the titles for various theme pages, like the blog, search and 404.

Social Networks

In this section You can add your Social Network URLs. These icons will be displayed in the Theme-Social Icons Widget automatically.

Additional CSS

In this tab we host the custom CSS panel which you can use to insert styles for elements not covered in the rest of the tabs.

Other

Here you can download your sample content files.

Widgets

We have handcrafted some custom widgets to help you better display your content. You will find them under Appearance > Customize > Widgets or Appearance > Widgets

Customize Widgets

In all theme’s widgets except Theme – Social Icons, You can use the Customize button to add a background image or color. You can also create a color overlay or stretch your background image to cover the entire width of the widget. You can also enable a parallax effect for your background image or add some padding if you need extra spacing.

Theme-Contact

Using this widget you can create a contact box including a title a map and various complementary elements with icons that will help you add more information like telephone etc about your business.

  1. Add a title for your Contact widget.
  2. Add a map code (iframe).
  3. Add a contact title
  4. Create new complementary elements.
  5. Add an icon code  (from fontawesome.io) and some text along.

Theme-Latest Post Type

This widget is built to help you display your latest posts  in any widget area you wish.

  1. Add a title.
  2. Select the post type you want to get the latest items.
  3. Check if you need random posts instead.
  4. Add the number of posts.

Theme(home)-Latest Post Type

This widget is built to help you display your latest posts  in your Homepage Widget  area.

  1. Add a title.
  2. Add a subtitle.
  3. Select the post type you want to get the latest items.
  4. Check if you need random posts instead.
  5. Add the number of posts.
  6. Select the output columns.

Theme(home)-Post Type Items

This widget is built to help you display any post you wish  in your Homepage Widget  area.

  1. Add a title.
  2. Select the post type.
  3. Select the output columns.
  4. Add the Item you wish to output.
  5. Select the Item from the dropdown menu.

Theme-Schedule

This widget allows you to create a small Schedule table with extra contextual information.

  1. Add a title for your widget
  2. Add some complementary text. You can use HTML tags also if you wish.
  3. Add a new day/time widget.
  4. Add your day and time information for each item.

Theme(home)-Latest Testimonials

This widget will render you latest Testimonials. You can select if you wish to show random posts instead as well as the number of testimonial items you want to display.

Theme(home)-Instagram

This will allow you to display your Instagram Account in your Front Page or Pre-Footer sidebar. The WP Instagram Widget must be installed and activated in order this Widget to appear

  1. Add a title for your Instagram Widget.
  2. Add your Instagram Account.
  3. Add a number of photos you wish to display.
  4. Select whether you need your images to open in the current window or open in a new tab.
  5. Change the link text.

Shortcodes

Shortcodes in WordPress are small  code like functions that allow you to do various things with little effort.The main reason to use them is to execute code inside WordPress posts, pages, and widgets without writing any code directly. They can be used in Elementor ‘s (or any other page builder) shortcode module.

Andros theme has two shortcodes with various attributes:

[latest-testimonials random="false" count="3"]
  • Random: false by default. Set to “true” to enable.
  • Count: 3 by default. Int values.
[latest-post-type post_type="post" random="false" count="3" columns="3"]
  • Post type: “post” by default. Can be one of: post, pages,andros_room.
  • Random: false by default. Set to “true” to enable.
  • Count: 3 by default. Use only integers larger than 0.
  • Columns: 3 by default. Use only integers  larger than 0.

How to use the page builder template

The theme comes bundled with a page builder template which allows you to use your favorite page builder plugin on it and create unique layouts very easily.

To use that template start by going to Pages > Add New. This will create a new page. Add a title to your page and select the Page builder template from the template drop down in the Page Attributes metabox.

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That’s it. You can now start building your page using the page builder of your choice, once done publish it and check it out.

Elementorism

Getting your premium Elementor Templates

Navigate to your Downloads section and under the Elementorism Premium or Elementorism Free section click on the green elementor button to download your template.

You will get an archive with your Elementor template file inside ready to be installed.

Install Elementor


Adding the Plugin

Go to the Plugins page and click on the Add New button. In the search bar enter ‘Elementor’ and then click to install. Once it’s installed, click on the Activate Plugin button.

You can also download Elementor directly from elementor.com or wordpress.org/plugins/elementor and click on the download button. You will receive a .zip file with the plugin.

How to Add Templates to WordPress with Elementor

Elementarism Library gives you access to premium designer-made page templates for Elementor

You can use the templates as the basic starting point for your page design. So let’s install step by step a CSSIgniter Elementor Template.

Navigate to ElementorMy Library and click on Import Templates

Then a new screen will appear in which you can upload your Elementor template file.

Select your file and click on Import Now. Wait a few seconds and your template is ready to be used.

 

Use Elementor Templates in a new page.

Go ahead and create a new page  from PagesAdd new. Select your Page Builder template from Page Attributes section or any other template you want. Then Edit that page with Elementor. When Elementor is loaded click on the folder icon in Elementors right panel to select your new template,

or click on the Add Template button on the content screen.

In the new window that will open select the  My Library Tab, hover over your installed template and click on Insert.

That’s it! Feel free to customize your new page with Elementor.

You can use all CSSIgniter Elementor Templates also in Posts and custom post types following the above steps.