Aphrodite

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.

After activation, you will be redirected to the CSSIgniter Settings panel (accessible from Appearance CSSIgniter Settings) to start customizing your brand new theme.

Getting started

The easiest way to get started and find your way around using this theme, is by installing it into a fresh WordPress installation, and let us create some sample content for you, from within the CSSIgniter Settings panel, Site Options tab, Create sample content button.
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 help responsible for total or partial data loss, so please be careful. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!.

Theme features

Blog

Normal WordPress functionality. Writing normal posts, will be displayed blog style as usual. In case you have created a front page, you will need to create also a blog page where your posts will be displayed (see Front Page template with Slider below).

Portfolio

Creating a portfolio collection generally involves three steps:

  1. First, you need to create some Skills. From your admin panel, go to Portfolios Skills, and then create some skills (and sub-skills) such as Programming, PHP, Design, and Photoshop.
  2. Next, you need to create the portfolio items. Go to Portfolios New Portfolio and enter the title (e.g. Redesign of Google.com), on the main content box enter the main text of you post (e.g. Larry approached me to redesign his website, …), select the Skills that it belongs into (i.e. Design, Photoshop), add a Featured Image by clicking on Set featured image (at least 930×350), and finally, on the Portfolio Details box add more images by clicking the Upload button, and check whether you want this portfolio item to appear on the front page slider.
  3. Finally, you need to create a page that will display your portfolio. Go to Pages Add New and add a title (e.g. Portfolio), on the Page Attributes box, click on the Template drop-down list and select “Portfolio Collection“.

You can also display a single portfolio item using our bundled widget, -=CI Portfolio=-

Widgets

This theme supports widgets. There are two widget areas defined. One, Right Sidebar, which appears on the right hand side of the content, on usual posts and pages. The other Portfolio Item Sidebar, appears on the right of Portfolio pages.
There are three additional areas for the footer, Footer Left, Footer Middle, and Footer Right, that are displayed on every page.
Furthermore, the Home Page template consists of two more widget areas, Home page 1st Row and Home page 2nd Row. Use exactly 4 widgets on each row for best results.
The theme also comes bundled with a few widgets developed by CSSIgniter. For information on using widgets, please see http://codex.wordpress.org/Widgets_SubPanel

Custom Menus

This theme supports custom menus. There is one menu location defined, Main Menu, that appears under the header. For information on using custom menus, please see read http://codex.wordpress.org/Appearance_Menus_Screen.

Client Testimonials

To create a new Testimonial, go to Testimonials New Testimonial. Use the main title to note who’s testimonial it is (e.g. John Doe) and use the main content area to write the client’s testimonial.
Testimonials can be displayed on the Front Page template or on the sidebar using the -=CI Testimonials=- widget that we bundled with the theme.

Front Page template with Slider

To set-up a front page, you need to create two pages. Name the first one “Blog“. Name the second one “Front Page” or something similar, and from the Page Attributes box assign it the Front Page template. Next, go to Settings Reading, on the Front page displays select A static page and on the following two drop-downs select first your Front Page and then your Blog page. Save your changes.

The front page consists of a slider and widget areas. In detail:

  • Slider: The slider shows featured portfolio items that you have created, have assigned a featured image, and have checked the Add this portfolio to the home page slider checkbox.
  • Widget Area (1st row): You can assign widgets in this area by going to Appearance Widgets and dragging them to the corresponding widget area. Use 4 widgets for best results.
  • Widget Area (2nd row): As above. Displayed below the first widgets’ row.
  • Footer: Another widgetized area. These widgets are not homepage-specific and appear site-wide.

Full Width Page template

You may have any page displaying full-width, without a sidebar. All you need is to assign the Full Width, No Sidebar template from the Page Attributes box.

Archive page template

You can have an archive page displaying your posts based on the date. All you need is to create an empty page and assign the Archive template from the Page Attributes box.

Settings Panel

Our custom options panel can be found under Appearance CSSIgniter Settings. Let’s have a look at each tab’s options:

Site Options

From this tab you can set your site’s properties.

  • Logo text: Textual logo – site title
  • Slogan text: Textual slogan – site description
  • Upload your logo: Allows you to upload a logo image. You need to upload it to the correct size. Logo and slogan text are used as alternative logo description.
  • Color scheme: Allows you to change the color scheme used.
  • Upload your favicon: Uploads and registers a favicon. It must be already in .ico format.
  • Sample content: Creates or deletes the sample content.

Home Page Options

From this tab you set the properties of the home page.

  • Select the “Portfolio” page: Assigns a page as the portfolio collection. You need a page with the Portfolio Collection template.
  • Introductory text: Some introductory words to you work or website. Appears above the slider.
  • Slider: Allows you to change the behavior of the front page slider.

Background Options

Within the background options tab you can override the template’s background settings and set yours as needed. If don’t want that, just keep this tab disabled by checking the checkbox “Disable custom background”.

Display Options

Various options that affect what your website displays.

  • Currency: Allows you to set the currency symbol (dollar, euro, etc.) and set whether it is displayed before or after the price.
  • Use the following on listing pages: Allows you to have the Content or the Excerpt displayed on various listing pages.
  • Read More text: What will be displayed instead of the default Read More… or […]
  • Excerpt length (in words): Limits how many words the excerpt will be, and whether it should be linked to the post.
  • Title separator: How the various elements of thetag will be separated (dash, pipe, colon, etc)
  • Show “Comments are closed” message: Allows you to hide/show the default “Comments are closed” message when comments are disabled.
  • Internal Portfolio Slider: Just like with Home Page Options – Slider, allows you to change the behavior of the slider that appears in single portfolio pages.

Archive Options

These options control the behavior of the Archive page (if you created one) with the Archive page template assigned.

Google options

  • Google Analytics Code: Just copy paste your Google Analytics code exactly as given by their website, and you are all set for tracking visits.

FeedBurner Options

  • FeedBurner Feed URL: Paste the feed that FeedBurner provides you with, and it will be automatically be server to your users.
  • FeedBurner Email URL: Paste the URL FeedBurner provides for registering to email updates.

BuySellAds Options

  • BuySellAds.com Code: Paste the BSA code as given by their website and it will be automatically included on every page. Use our accompanying widget -=CI BuySellAds.com=- to display the ads.

Custom CSS

Paste your custom css in the box, and it will override the theme’s styles, along with the Background Options.

Additional information

Useful Plugins

  • CSSIgniter Shortcodes you can use our custom made shortcode plugin to help you create a variety of layouts and elements on your site. Instructions can be found here.
  • Socials Ignited use this plugin to create a widget that links to all your social profiles. You can also customize it with your icons and add new social networks, a guide can be found here.
  • Contact Form 7 use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in the contact page you created earlier.

The recommended image sizes for the Aphrodite theme are:

  • Homepage slider: 930x350px
  • Internal slider: 620px in width no particular height set.
  • Featured images: 620x320px
  • Blog thumbnail: 60x60px

Lucullan

About Lucullan

Lucullan is a WordPress theme for restaurants that allows you to display your menu and your customers’ testimonials you might have, mostly by using two different Custom Post Types: Menu Items, and Testimonials. The above act as standard WordPress posts or pages but each of them has extra fields which differentiate them from the former.

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.

After activation, you will be redirected to the CSSIgniter Settings panel (accessible from Appearance > CSSIgniter Settings) to start customizing your brand new theme.

Importing sample content

The easiest way to get started and find your way around using this theme, is by installing it into a fresh WordPress installation, and importing our sample content.
To get it go to CSSIgniter settings > Site Options, scroll all the way down and click the Download sample content 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), assing 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 lucullan_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

1) Creating theme pages

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

  1. “Home” this will serve as your homepage, assign to it either the “Front Page” or the “Widgetized Front Page” template from the “Page attributes” panel and publish the page..
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create it, no further action needed.
  3. “Menu” this page will serve as your menu listing page, apply the Menu, Catalogue template to it. Once a menu listing template is selected the Base Menu Category options panel will appear below the main text editor, here you can make your listing page display only one menu category, instead of all items.
  4. “Location” this page display your map and any relevant info regarding your business. Apply to it the Location template. All relevant info can be added under CSSIgniter Settings > Business Options.
  5. “Contact” (optional) here you can place your contact form. To add a form to the page use the Contact Form 7 or Jetpack plugin.

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

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

ReadingSettings

2) 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”.

3) Adding menu items

  1. First, you need to create some categories for your menu items. From your admin panel, go to Menu > Menu Categories, and then create some categories such as Appetizers, Main Dishes, Desserts and Drinks.
  2. Then, you need to create the actual goods. Go to Menu > New Menu Item and enter the title (e.g. Bloody Mary), on the main content box enter the description (e.g. A bloody-red spicy cocktail with tomato-juice and Tabasco), select the Menu Category that it belongs into (Drinks), add a Featured Image by clicking on Set featured image and move to the Menu Item Price panel below.
  3. Here you can set the item’s price and select whether you want this item to appear on the homepage’s slider by checking the relevant box, once done, publish the menu item.

4) Adding testimonials

To add a testimonial go to Testimonials > Add New, set a title for it (the author’s name), the testimonial’s content and publish it.

5) 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)

6) Setting up your homepage

Lucullan comes with two homepage templates, the Front Page and the Widgetized Front Page. More about them below:

The Front Page template

This page will display your selected menu items on the slider (check the “Adding menu items” section above on how to add an item to the slider), below it will display four randomly selected menu items, the excerpt from a page of your choice, a testimonial and your business’s information. To configure the page go to CSSIgniter Settings > Homepage Options. From the Select the “View Full Menu” page drop down select your menu listing page, below in the Select the Featured page to display drop down, select the page you want to display next to the random menu items, additionally you can configure the homepage’s slider behavior in this panel. Next you need to go to CSSIgniter Settings > Business Options and fill in all the information relevant to your business, like location, address, opening hours etc, these will also appear on the homepage.

The Widgetized Front Page template. 

This template displays the slider (check the “Adding menu items” section above on how to add an item to the slider) and provides you with two widgetized areas, the “Front Page Left” and “Front Page Right”, you can access them under Appearance > Widgets, here you can use any of our custom widgets or widgets of your choice to create a unique layout.

Recreating the demo’s homepage layout. 

Since the “Front Page”, homepage template is generated automatically by filling in the various options discussed earlier in the CSSIgniter settings panel, let’s see how we can replicate the Widgetized Front Page template’s layout.

In the Front Page Left sidebar, we have  a CI Items widget displaying 4 menu items, below it we have the CI Schedule widget with our shop hours logged. In the Front Page Right sidebar we have a CI Items widget displaying the “Restaurant” page, below it we have a CI Items widget displaying one testimonial and finally we have the CI Location widget which displays the restaurant’s location on the map.

The theme’s footer features an main and a secondary area for you to enter your copyright info, privacy policy etc. To change the text you need to go to CSSIgniter settings > Site options (5th box down).

8) Adding a reservation phone number on the header

Under CSSIgniter settings > Business options  you can set your reservation phone number and a small prompt text, this will appear on every page of your site, on the opposite side of the logo.

You can use an anchor to make the phone number clickable so visitors on mobile devices can tap to call your establishment. Your code should look like this
<a href="tel:+342310350000">+34 2310 350000</a>

9) Widgets

The theme features eleven custom widgets to help you display your content. Widgets are accessible under Appearance > Widgets and below each one you can find a small description regarding their functionality.

widgets

Additional Information

Useful Plugins

  • CSSIgniter Shortcodes you can use our custom made shortcode plugin to help you create a variety of layouts and elements on your site. Instructions can be found here.
  • Socials Ignited use this plugin to create a widget that links to all your social profiles. You can also customize it with your icons and add new social networks, a guide can be found here.
  • Contact Form 7 use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in an empty page.
  • WP Instagram Widget: Use this plugin to help you display your Instagram feed in any of the theme’s sidebars.
  • WordPress Jetpack: Jetpack is a very popular plugin published by Automattic which offers a variety of features for your site. Among them are the ability to create contact forms, add sharing buttons and create tiled galleries.

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes for the Lucullan theme are:

  • Post thumbnail: 750x360px
  • Homepage slider: 1140x460px
  • Menu Item thumb: 160x160px

IgniteApp

Theme installation

In order to install the theme, upload the theme folder into your WordPress installation themes folder (wp-content/themes) and from the WordPress admin go to Appearance – Themes. The theme should be available in your themes list. Click activate.

IgniteApp is highly targeted to the use it is intended for, therefore hides several administration menu items that are of no particular use to this theme, out of the box. For example, posts, links and widgets are hidden by default. You can have them reappear from Appearance CSSIgniter Settings Site Options Hide admin menus that are not used in this theme.

Sample Content

IgniteApp comes with sample content to help you set up your website as fast as possible, while working as a visual guideline to help you find your way around. The sample content is created by default when first activating the theme. In case you don’t want it, you can delete it from Appearance CSSIgniter Settings Site Options Delete sample content. Please be warned that if you make changes on top the sample content and then delete it, these changes will also be deleted.

IgniteApp aims to be a simple and elegant theme, helping you to focus on promoting your mobile application. For this reason, no sidebars are available, and no custom CSSIgniter Widgets are included with this theme. In fact, the whole Widgets menu is hidden by default.

Tabs and Content

IgniteApp utilizes tabs to present your content. Each tab corresponds to a page you have previously created. In order to assign and manage the tabs, we have created one custom menu position named Tabs Menu. Once you create a menu from Appearance Menus containing pages only, and have assigned it to the Tabs Menu position, your tabs will magically appear in the correct order.

Image Slider

The image slider utilizes a custom post type, which can be found on your administrator screen, under the name Slide. When creating a new slide, you only need to enter a title (mostly for your own convenience) and set an image as the Featured Image of the post. The image, if larger, will be resized and cropped automatically to fit the size of the slider, which depends on your application’s platform. For reference, the iPhone images should be 320×480 pixels, while the Android images should be 324×516 pixels.

Settings Panel

Our custom options panel can be found under Appearance CSSIgniter Settings. Let’s have a look at each tab’s options:

Site Options

Within this tab you can set your site’s logo text and slogan or even upload your image logo. You can also select your favorite color scheme and set the separator of the title tag. You can also upload the favicon for your site, and it will be automatically registered on each page. Furthermore, there is an option to hide/show the admin menu items that are hidden by the theme, and buttons to create and/or delete sample content.

Application Options

From this tab you set the properties of the mobile application that you are actually promoting. The Heading and Description fields appear just below the logo. Selecting the Platform will change various images used on the theme, to reflect your selection. For example, if you select Android as your platform, the mobile device will change from an iPhone to an Android device, the icon next to the Buy button will say “Available on the Android Market”, etc.
Don’t forget to set your application’s link so the potential buyers will be properly redirected and finally buy your application. Of course, you can set you application’s price and more.

Slider Options

From this tab you can control various aspect of the image slider, such as the transition effect, delay, etc, but more importantly, you can select whether you want the slider to appear on the left or on the right of the page, effectively changing the layout of the website.

Background Options

Within the background options tab you can override the template’s background settings and set yours as needed. If don’t want that, just keep this tab disabled by checking the checkbox “Disable custom background”.

Google options

I don’t think this tab needs an explanation. Just copy paste your Google Analytics code as given by their website, and you are all set for tracking visits.

Additional information

Useful Plugins

  • CSSIgniter Shortcodes you can use our custom made shortcode plugin to help you create a variety of layouts and elements on your site. Instructions can be found here.
  • Socials Ignited use this plugin to create a widget that links to all your social profiles. You can also customize it with your icons and add new social networks, a guide can be found here.
  • Contact Form 7 use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in the contact page you created earlier.

The recommended image sizes for the IgnigteApp theme are:

  • Thumbnail: 180x180px
  • iPhone Thumbnail: 320x480px
  • Android Thumbnail: 324x516px

PlusMag

About PlusMag

PlusMag is a minimal theme. Perfect for blog / magazine authors. Available in multiple colors and a really unique layout it can make your blog stand out of the crowd.

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.

After activation, you will be redirected to the CSSIgniter Settings panel (accessible from Appearance > CSSIgniter Settings) to start customizing your brand new theme.

Importing sample content

The easiest way to get started and find your way around using this theme, is by installing it into a fresh WordPress installation, and importing our sample content.
To get it go to CSSIgniter settings > Site Options, scroll all the way down and click the Download sample content 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), assing the authors to an existing user and make sure you check the “import attachments” box. You can now import the sample content.

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

1) Creating theme pages

PlusMag does not need any pages to operate. If you’d like to add a contact page, you can create a page under Pages > Add New and use the shortcode given to you by the Contact Form 7 plugin in the page’s content area.

2) Populating your blog

To add new posts to your blog, go to Posts > Add New and follow the steps below

  1. give a title to your post,
  2. place your text in the content 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, if you so desire, from the respective panels

3) Creating your menu

When your content is in place, you might need a menu (again in PlusMag a menu is sort of optional). 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)

The theme’s footer features an area for you to enter your copyright info, privacy policy etc. To change the text you need to go to CSSIgniter settings > Site options (4th box down). Primary footer text appears on the left side of the footer and secondary on the right.

5) Custom Widgets

The theme features six custom widgets, which can help you display additional information.

All widgets can be accessed from Appearance > Widgets. Below each widget you will find a small description explaining their functionality.

6) Sticky post on the main page.

If you select to make a post sticky, it will appear on the top of your homepage and its featured image will be on the top right corner of the blog. Have a look here on how to make a post sticky.

If you don’t want to make a post sticky, but still want to set an image to appear on the top right corner of your blog, you can go to appearance > CSSIgniter settings > Display Options and set the image on the first box.

8) Setting the blog page’s banner.

To set the banner that appears on the top left side of the blog page, go to appearance > CSSIgniter settings > Banner Options and fill in the required boxes.

The Settings Panel

Last but not least, under Appearance > CSSIgniter settings, you can find our custom built settings panel. From here you can manipulate various aspects of your theme, including, but not limited to, changing your logo, setting a custom background, changing color scheme and applying custom styles via the custom CSS tab. All options feature a description so you instantly know their provided functionality.

Additional Information

Useful Plugins

  • CSSIgniter Shortcodes you can use our custom made shortcode plugin to help you create a variety of layouts and elements on your site. Instructions can be found here.
  • Socials Ignited use this plugin to create a widget that links to all your social profiles. You can also customize it with your icons and add new social networks, a guide can be found here.
  • Contact Form 7 use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in the contact page you created earlier.

Image Sizes

The recommended minimum image sizes for PlusMag are:

  • Thumbnail size: 640x430px

Artemis

Theme installation

In order to install the theme upload the theme folder into your WordPress installation themes folder (wp-content/themes) and from the WordPress admin go to Appearance – Themes. The theme should be available in your themes list. Click activate.

Homepage

You can have a slider with featured posts on the top of you homepage. You can have as many posts as you want appearing in the slider.

There’s a menu added in the WordPress admin called “Featured”. In there you can add a new featured box normally by adding a title, text and a featured image. Under the main editor there’s a checkbox which gives you the ability to add this specific post in the slider. If you choose that, the post won’t be shown as a featured box.

Settings Panel

Our custom options panel can be found under Appearance cssigniter Settings. Let’s have a look at each tab’s options:

Site options

Within this tab you can set your site’s logo text and slogan or even upload your image logo. You can also select your favorite color scheme and set the separator of the title tag for each page / post.

Homepage options

In this tab you can set the “Learn more” text for your slider in the homepage. The slider can be controlled from this tab as well. Set the slider to auto-slide mode and set the duration between transitions. You can also set the static text that appears next to the slides.

Background options

Within the background options tab you can override the template’s background settings and set yours as needed. If don’t want that, just keep this tab disabled by checking the checkbox “Disable custom background”.

Display options options

Here you can set whether you want the content or the excerpt to be displayed on listing pages. You can set the length of the excerpt and set a different “read more” text or characters (e.g. […])

Pagination options

WordPress provides only one pagination option. This can be found at Settings Reading Settings. We decided to take this one step further by providing options for various listing pages. The first one is the global pagination which affects all listing pages. If you want though you can set a different pagination option for Categories, tags and taxonomies. The available options are:

Enabled (which overrides the global option), Disabled (no pagination) and Global (which inherits its value from the Global pagination option).

Archive Options

If you want to display an archive page in your blog all you have to do is create a new page and select the Archive template for the templates drop down menu on the right. Then, in this tab you can select how many posts you want to display and select the archive types that you want (weekly, monthly, yearly).

Google options

I don’t think this tab needs an explanation. Just copy paste your Google Analytics code and you are all set for tracking visits.

Feedburner options

Use this tab to enter your custom feedburner feed and email urls.

Buysellads options

Setting up buysellads.com ads in your site is a 2 step process. Use this tab to enter the generic javascript code provided by bsa and then use our bsa widget to display your banners.

Widgets

Various custom widgets are available with this theme. All of our custom widgets have titles like -= Custom Widget =-. Detailed documentation on how each one of them work will be available really soon. (Pretty easy even for beginners to use them though).

Additional information

Useful Plugins

  • CSSIgniter Shortcodes you can use our custom made shortcode plugin to help you create a variety of layouts and elements on your site. Instructions can be found here.
  • Socials Ignited use this plugin to create a widget that links to all your social profiles. You can also customize it with your icons and add new social networks, a guide can be found here.
  • Contact Form 7 use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in the contact page you created earlier.

The recommended image sizes for the Artemis theme are:

  • Thumbnail: 100x100px
  • Slider : 591x290px
  • Featured Images: 288x141px
  • Sidebar thumbnails: 284x120px

Ithaca

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.

After activation, you will be redirected to the CSSIgniter Settings panel (accessible from Appearance > CSSIgniter Settings) to start customizing your brand new theme.

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 custom made shortcode plugin to help you create a variety of layouts and elements on your site. Instructions can be found here.
  • Socials Ignited use this plugin to create a widget that links to all your social profiles. You can also customize it with your icons and add new social networks, a guide can be found here.
  • Contact Form 7 use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in the contact page you created earlier.

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes for the Ithaca theme are:

  • Post Thumbnail: 550x345px
  • Slider: 780x400px
  • Listing images ( category listing, homepage older posts etc): 360x360px

Importing sample content

The easiest way to get started and find your way around using this theme, is by installing it into a fresh WordPress installation, and importing our sample content.
To get it go to CSSIgniter settings > Site Options, scroll all the way down and click the Download sample content 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), 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 Ithaca 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 ithaca_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

1) Creating theme pages

  1. “Home” this will serve as your homepage, assign to it either the “Featured Front page” template from the “Page attributes” panel.
  2. “Blog” this page will display all your blog posts.
  3. “Contact” (optional) here you can place your contact form which you will create using the Contact Form 7 plugin.

2) Populating your blog

To add new posts to your blog, go to Posts > Add New and follow the steps below

  1. Give a title to your post,
  2. Place your text in the content editor,
  3. Upload a featured image by clicking “Set featured image” on the Featured Image panel,
  4. Add a category to the post, if you so desire, from the respective panels
  5. finally publish your post.

3) Adding Reviews

To create your reviews go to Reviews > New Review.
The first four steps are identical to the ones of post creation above. Once these are done we move to the Review Details panel below the main text editor.
review_details
The panel has four tabs:

  1. Score:  here you can set the score you want to give to the reviewed item.
  2. Slider: here you can select if this particular review will appear on the homepage’s slider.
  3. Video: If you want to add a featured video to your review, you can do so from this tab.
  4. Review link: Here you can enter a URL to link the review to. Links will be placed at the top and the bottom of the review’s content.

Once you are done you can publish the review.

4)  Creating your menu

When 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)

4) Creating your homepage

Populating the homepage’s slider.

The homepage’s slider displays selected reviews. To add a review to the slider edit the review go to the Review Details panel, on the Slider tab and check the Show in the homepage slider checkbox.

Then go to appearance > widgets  and add widgets to  the Homepage sidebar.

The theme’s footer features an area for you to enter your copyright info, privacy policy etc. To change the text you need to go to CSSIgniter settings > Site options (5th box down). Primary footer text appears on the left side of the footer and secondary on the right.

6) Section titles

Under CSSIgniter Settings > Section Titles you can change all section titles, such as blog page title, various homepage section titles etc.

7) Widgets

The theme features six custom widgets (plus a deprecated one) which will help you display your content. Below each widget you’ll find a small description of the widget’s functionality.

The CI Posts from Categories widget was deprecated in favor of the more user friendly CI Latest Posts widget. The former will continue to function, so if you were using it your layout won’t break. The new widget is much more flexible and allows you to display posts from a selected post type, taxonomy and even particular term. You can also set the number of posts you want display and choose if latest or random posts will be shown.

Next Steps

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

Sophocles

Theme Installation

In order to install the theme upload the theme folder into your WordPress installation themes folder (wp-content/themes) and from the WordPress admin go to Appearance – Themes. The theme should be available in your themes list. Click activate.

Homepage

You can have a slider with featured posts on the top of you homepage. You can have as many posts as you want appearing in the slider.

There’s a menu added in the WordPress admin called “Featured”. In there you can add a new featured box normally by adding a title, text and a featured image. Under the main editor there’s a checkbox which gives you the ability to add this specific post in the slider. If you choose that, the post won’t be shown as a featured box.

Theme Settings

Our custom options panel can be found under Appearance cssigniter Settings. Let’s have a look at each tab’s options:

Site options

Within this tab you can set your site’s logo text and slogan or even upload your image logo. You can also select your favorite color scheme and set the separator of the title tag for each page / post.

Homepage options

In this tab you can set the “Learn more” text for your slider in the homepage. The slider can be controlled from this tab as well. Set the slider to auto-slide mode and set the duration between transitions.

Background options

Within the background options tab you can override the template’s background settings and set yours as needed. If don’t want that, just keep this tab disabled by checking the checkbox “Disable custom background”.

Display options options

Here you can set whether you want the content or the excerpt to be displayed on listing pages. You can set the length of the excerpt and set a different “read more” text or characters (e.g. […])

Pagination options

WordPress provides only one pagination option. This can be found at Settings Reading Settings. We decided to take this one step further by providing options for various listing pages. The first one is the global pagination which affects all listing pages. If you want though you can set a different pagination option for Categories, tags and taxonomies. The available options are:

Enabled (which overrides the global option), Disabled (no pagination) and Global (which inherits its value from the Global pagination option).

Archive Options

If you want to display an archive page in your blog all you have to do is create a new page and select the Archive template for the templates drop down menu on the right. Then, in this tab you can select how many posts you want to display and select the archive types that you want (weekly, monthly, yearly).

Google options

I don’t think this tab needs an explanation. Just copy paste your Google Analytics code and you are all set for tracking visits.

Feedburner options

Use this tab to enter your custom feedburner feed and email urls.

Buysellads options

Setting up buysellads.com ads in your site is a 2 step process. Use this tab to enter the generic javascript code provided by bsa and then use our bsa widget to display your banners.

Widgets

Various custom widgets are available with this theme. All of our custom widgets have titles like -= Custom Widget =-. Detailed documentation on how each one of them work will be available really soon. (Pretty easy even for beginners to use them though).

Additional information

Useful Plugins

  • CSSIgniter Shortcodes you can use our custom made shortcode plugin to help you create a variety of layouts and elements on your site. Instructions can be found here.
  • Socials Ignited use this plugin to create a widget that links to all your social profiles. You can also customize it with your icons and add new social networks, a guide can be found here.
  • Contact Form 7 use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in the contact page you created earlier.

The recommended image sizes for the Sophocles theme are:

  • Thumbnail: 290x140px
  • Featured image: 295x150px
  • Slider: 480x290px
  • Blog thumbnails: 640x200px

Ultraseven

About UltraSeven

UltraSeven is an e-commerce theme for WordPress. It is WooCommerce compatible and allows you to easily setup a functional and beautiful e-shop to sell your merchandise. Its homepage consists of a slider and a widgetized area which allows you to use widgets to display your products, also a shortcode version of the homepage is available to give you more customization options.

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.

After activation, you will be redirected to the CSSIgniter Settings panel (accessible from Appearance > CSSIgniter Settings) to start customizing your brand new theme.

Image Sizes

Thumbnail: 480x360px
Homepage slider: 1220x480px
Blog thumbnails: 480x360px
Product thumbnail: 100x100px
Shop page (product listing) thumbnail: 320x430px
Single product featured image: 560px in width, not limited in height

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.

  • Revolution Slider: The theme comes bundled with the Revolution slider plugin, if you want to install it you can find the plugin’s zip file in the /plugins/ folder of the theme. You can have a look at the plugin’s documentation here to help you create a slider.
  • CSSIgniter Shortcodes you can use our custom made shortcode plugin to help you create a variety of layouts and elements on your site. Instructions can be found here.
  • Socials Ignited use this plugin to create a widget that links to all your social profiles. You can also customize it with your icons and add new social networks, a guide can be found here.
  • Contact Form 7 use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in an empty page.

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. For 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.

TIP: If you need different product image sizes than the ones set by the theme, go to WooCommerce > Settings and in the Products tab set the image sizes that best fit your shop under the Product Image Sizes section.

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

The easiest way to get started and find your way around using this theme, is by installing it into a fresh WordPress installation, and importing our sample content.
To get it go to CSSIgniter settings > Site Options, scroll all the way down and click the Download sample content 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), 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 Ultraseven by clicking here

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

1) Creating theme pages

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

  1. “Home” this will serve as your homepage, assign to it the “Homepage Widgetized Template
    or the “Homepage Shortcodes Template” from the “Page attributes” panel. See below for homepage configuration.
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create it, no further action needed.
  3. “Contact” here you can place your contact form.

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

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

ReadingSettings

2) 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”.

3) Adding products

The most important thing of your e-shop are your products, to add them check this detailed guide provided by WooThemes here.

4) Adding Slider items

UltraSeven comes with two slider options, one is Flexslider which you probably have seen on the majority of our themes, to add items to this slider go to Slider Items > new Slider Item, set a title for the slider item and upload a featured image (which will be the image displayed on the homepage), finally, publish the slider item. You can control slider behavior from CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options (2nd box).

The other option is Revolution Slider which is a premium slider plugin. To install it, unpack the zip theme’s zip file and locate the plugins/revslider folder. Inside you will find the slider’s documentation, which you need to read to see how you can use it and the revslider.zip file which you need to install by going to Plugins > Add new, click upload, choose file, point to the revslider.zip and finally click Install now. Once the plugin is installed, click to activate it. Then setup your slider according to its documentation and navigate to CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options, select Use Revolution Slider and write its alias in the box. Save and you are done. For more information about the Revolution Slider plugin, please have a look at the Useful Plugins section below.

5) 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.
You can also create a menu which will appear in the bar on the top of the header, create a new menu, as before, and set it as Top Menu from “Manage Locations”. Finally the theme features a “Mobile Menu” location in case you want to customize the appearance of the menu, when the site is viewed on a mobile device. Create a menu for the mobile view and set it as your Mobile Menu from “Manage Locations”. If you don’t set one the Main Menu will be set by default.

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

6) Setting up your Homepage

As mentioned earlier, UltraSeven comes with two different general homepage options:

Widgetized Homepage

If you have selected to use this template, navigate to Appearance > Widgets and assign widgets to the FrontPage Widget Area. Please note that only the following widgets are suggested for the homepage:

  • WooCommerce Products
  • WooCommerce Recently Viewed Products
  • WooCommerce Top Rated Products
  • -= CI Offer Box =-
  • -= CI Recent Posts =-
  • Revolution Slider (if installed)

Shortcoded Homepage
You can create unlimited variations of Homepages or simple Pages by using UltraSeven’s shortcodes. Please refer to this link for an overview of the available shortcodes and check out the Homepage variations in the sample content (listed as Homepage 1, 2, 3 .. ) to get a glimpse of how they are used.

Duplicate the demo’s layout

The theme’s demo has the “Widgetized Homepage” template selected. The revolution slider plugin is activated and the following widgets on the Front Page Widget Area sidebar: WooCommerce Products showing products by date, CI Offer, WooCommerce Products showing best sellers, and the “CI Recent Posts”. On the Footer Widgets Colums 1-4 sidebars we have respectively, a CI About Me widget, a CI Flickr Widdet, a Text widget, and finally the CI Socials Ignited widget along with another text widget.

The theme’s footer features an area for you to enter your copyright info, privacy policy etc. To change the text you need to go to CSSIgniter settings > Site options and use the appropriate box (5th box down).

8) e-Commerce options

Under CSSIngiter settings > e-Commerce options you can modify the number of columns your shop pages will have along with the number of products that will be displayed on shop listing pages.

9) Custom Widgets

The theme features ten custom widgets which are displayed below
custom_widgets

All widgets can be accessed from Appearance > Widgets. Below each widget you will find a small description explaining their functionality.

10)Page with e-shop sidebar template

Normal pages display widgets assigned to the Pages sidebar. You can make any page display the e-Shop sidebar instead, by assigning to the page the Page with e-shop sidebar template from the Page Attributes box. This way you can display appropriate information to maximize your sales, whichever way you see fit.

The CSSIgniter settings panel

Last but not least, under Appearance > CSSIgniter settings, you can find our custom built settings panel. From here you can manipulate various aspects of your theme, including, but not limited to, changing your logo, setting a custom background, changing color scheme and applying custom styles via the custom CSS tab. All options feature a description so you instantly know their provided functionality.

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

Penelope

Theme installation

In order to install the theme upload the theme folder into your WordPress installation themes folder (wp-content/themes) and from the WordPress admin go to Appearance – Themes. The theme should be available in your themes list. Click activate.

Configuring the homepage

Setting up the homepage is really easy. All you have to do is create a page and assign the template “Featured Front Page” to it. In the WordPress menu on the left you will notice there’s a new post type available called “Featured”. In there you can create custom posts for use in the homepage. You have the option to display these posts as featured boxes and also use some of them as items in the slider. There’s a custom field available that gives you the option to create a link to page that you want (e.g. details page about your product / service). Use the featured image option to display images. They will be cropped automatically in the right dimensions for both the slider and the feature boxes.

From there you can display the lastest blog post or news and on the bottom right there’s a widgetized area where you can place any widget that you want (e.g. a newsletter subscription form).

In order to set this page as your homepage go to Settings Reading and set the page that you just created as your Front page. In the same fashion create a new page called “Blog” and set it as your “Posts page” in the same menu.

From there you can use the theme as a normal blog where you can set widgets for your sidebar, create more pages, posts etc.

Settings Panel

Our custom options panel can be found under Appearance CSSIgniter Settings. Let’s have a look at each tab’s options:

Site options

Within this tab you can set your site’s logo text and slogan or even upload your image logo. You can also select your favorite color scheme and set the separator of the title tag for each page / post. You also have the option to display a small “beta” cap on the left corner of your theme by checking the “Display beta cap” checkbox.

Homepage options

In this tab you can set the “Learn more” text for your featured boxes in the homepage if you have links to another page. The slider can be controlled from this tab as well. Set the slider to auto-slide mode and set the duration between transitions.

Display options

Here you can set whether you want the content or the excerpt to be displayed on listing pages. You can set the length of the excerpt and set a different “read more” text or characters (e.g. […])

Pagination options

WordPress provides only one pagination option. This can be found at Settings Reading Settings. We decided to take this one step further by providing options for various listing pages. The first one is the global pagination which affects all listing pages. If you want though you can set a different pagination option for Categories, tags and taxonomies. The available options are:

Enabled (which overrides the global option), Disabled (no pagination) and Global (which inherits its value from the Global pagination option).

Archive Options

If you want to display an archive page in your blog all you have to do is create a new page and select the Archive template for the templates drop down menu on the right. Then, in this tab you can select how many posts you want to display and select the archive types that you want (weekly, monthly, yearly).

Google Options

I don’t think this tab needs an explanation. Just copy paste your Google Analytics code and you are all set for tracking visits.

Feedburner Options

Use this tab to enter your custom feedburner feed and email urls.

Buysellads options

Setting up buysellads.com ads in your site is a 2 step process. Use this tab to enter the generic javascript code provided by bsa and then use our bsa widget to display your banners.

Widgets

Various custom widgets are available with this theme. All of our custom widgets have titles like -= Custom Widget =-. Detailed documentation on how each one of them work will be available really soon. (Pretty easy even for beginners to use them though).

Additional information

Useful Plugins

  • CSSIgniter Shortcodes you can use our custom made shortcode plugin to help you create a variety of layouts and elements on your site. Instructions can be found here.
  • Socials Ignited use this plugin to create a widget that links to all your social profiles. You can also customize it with your icons and add new social networks, a guide can be found here.
  • Contact Form 7 use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in the contact page you created earlier.

The recommended image sizes for the Penelope theme are:

  • Thumbnail: 270x130px
  • Featured images: 250x110px
  • Slider: 400x310px

Odyssey

Theme installation

In order to install the theme upload the theme folder into your WordPress installation themes folder (wp-content/themes) and from the WordPress admin go to [b]Appearance – Themes[/b]. The theme should be available in your themes list. [b]Click activate[/b].

Odyssey comes with a featured article area, on the top of the front page.
In order for posts to appear there, they have to be set as sticky. This can be done via the admin interface, by two different ways:

  • via Quick Edit on the desired post, and then checking the “Make this post sticky” checkbox.
  • via the post’s Edit page, in the Publish box, clicking Edit on the Visibility line, and checking the Stick this post to the front page.

Only one featured article can be displayed at a time, but you don’t have to worry about that. Only the newest sticky post will be up there. The rest will appear where they should, as if they were never made sticky in the first place.

For best results, featured posts should include a featured image. Don’t worry about the exact size. We will resize and crop it to the appropriate size. You just make sure its nice, big and clear.

Theme Settings

Our custom options panel can be found under Appearance CSSIgniter Settings. Let’s have a look at each tab’s options:

Blog Options

Within this tab you can set your site’s logo text and slogan or even upload your image logo. You can also select your favorite color scheme and set the separator of the title tag for each page / post.

Display Options

Why mess with template files and PHP, when you can configure things from within the panel?
In this tab, you can choose whether you want to show the content or the excerpt on the listing pages of you blog. You can also define how long the excerpt will be, and what will be displayed as the “Read More” text. Optionally, you can choose whether the Read More text will be linked to the article or now.

Pagination Options

WordPress provides only one pagination option. This can be found at Settings Reading Settings. We decided to take this one step further by providing options for various listing pages. The first one is the global pagination which affects all listing pages. If you want though, you can set a different pagination option for the home page, categories and tags. As promised, you’ll find only the options you [i]need[/i], so don’t go looking for Taxonomy pagination in this theme. You won’t find it.

The available options are:
Enabled (which overrides the global option), Disabled (no pagination) and Global (which inherits its value from the Global pagination option).

Banner Options

In this tab you can upload a banner that will appear in the top right corner of your blog. You can also set the title and the banner link. If you don’t want to display a banner anymore just keep the input fields empty.

Archive Options

If you want to display an archive page in your blog all you have to do is create a new page and select the Archive template for the templates drop down menu on the right. Then, in this tab you can select how many posts you want to display and select the archive types that you want (weekly, monthly, yearly).

Google Options

I don’t think this tab needs an explanation. Just copy paste your Google Analytics code and you are all set for tracking visits.

Feedburner Options

Use this tab to enter your custom feedburner feed and email urls.

Buysell ads options

Setting up buysellads.com ads in your site is a 2 step process. Use this tab to enter the generic javascript code provided by bsa and then use our bsa widget to display your banners.

Widgets

Various custom widgets are available with this theme. All of our custom widgets have titles like -= Custom Widget =-. Detailed documentation on how each one of them work will be available really soon. (Pretty easy even for beginners to use them though).

Additional information

Useful Plugins

  • CSSIgniter Shortcodes you can use our custom made shortcode plugin to help you create a variety of layouts and elements on your site. Instructions can be found here.
  • Socials Ignited use this plugin to create a widget that links to all your social profiles. You can also customize it with your icons and add new social networks, a guide can be found here.
  • Contact Form 7 use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in the contact page you created earlier.

The recommended image sizes for the Odyssey theme are:

  • Thumbnail: 23x160px
  • Featured image: 446x300px
  • Main thumbnail: 446x210px