Medi

About Medi

Medi is a versatile business WordPress theme designed with health professionals in mind, that allows you to display your services and personnel by using the two custom post types provided, “Services” and “Personnel”. The above act as standard WordPress posts or pages but each of them has extra fields which differentiate them from the former. The homepage is comprised of custom widgets specially crafted to bring those custom post types together as discussed later on in the documentation.

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

The recommended image sizes for the Medi theme are:

  • CI Thumb: 780x780px (General thumbnail size, used on listing pages and widgets)
  • CI Slider: 1920x550px (Used on the homepage’s slider)

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 an empty page.

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 Medi 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 “Frontpage” template from the “Page attributes” panel.
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create it, no further action needed.
  3. “Contact” here you can place your contact form, apply the “Contact” template. You can customize the location displayed on the map in CSSIgniter settings Contact options.
  4. “Personnel” this page will list your personnel, you can select two different layouts for the personnel listing page by selecting either the “Personnel Listing” or the “Personnel Listing #2” template. You can customize the number of columns on the listing page in CSSIgniter settings Display options (3rd box down).
  5. “Services” this page will list your services, you can select two different layouts for the services listing page by selecting either the “Services Listing” or the “Services Listing #2” template. You can customize the number of columns on the listing page in CSSIgniter settings Display options (2nd box down).

(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.

reading_homepage

 

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 Personnel

To create a new personnel item go to Personnel new Personnel, set the person’s name as a title, enter relevant information in the content editor, set a featured image and publish the personnel item.

4) Adding Services

To create a new service item go to Services new Service, set the service’s name as a title, enter relevant information in the content editor, set a featured image and publish the service item.

5) Adding Slider items

To add items to your frontpage’s 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 frontpage), in the Slider Settings panel you can set a URL to which your visitors will be redirected when the slider’s button is clicked, finally, publish the slider item. Slider options can be found in CSSIgniter settings Homepage options, you can manipulate sliding functionality, effect and slideshow speed.

6) 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)

7) Adding content to your Homepage

The homepage on Medi consists of five widgetized areas which feature all the content unique to the homepage. You can access these areas and add content to them in Appearance Widgets. Add any widgets you like in any of the “Front Page Widgets #” bars to shape the Homepage to your liking.

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.

9) Changing header text

You can have a custom text line on the header as well to host a telephone number for example. To edit its content, navigate to CSSIgniter settings Display options (1st box).

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

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

HotelMotel

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.

This theme heavily utilizes Featured Images. If you don’t know how to set a featured image, read about it here.

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes for the HotelMotel theme are:

  • Post thumbnail size: 640x300px
  • Slider on widgetized homepage: 830x420px
  • Slider on shortcoded template: 1280x440px
  • Room gallery carousel images: 320x200px
  • Room gallery slider (also listing page thumbnail size): 740x420px

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 an empty page.

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, Download sample content button.

You can also download the Sample Content for Hotel Motel 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 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).

Slider

This feature applies to the home page and the slider shortcode. Please see section Front Page template with Slider for more information.
Your theme comes with a beautiful slider on the front page. To assign images to it, you need to create Slider Items. Each slider item represents one image in your slider, and gives you the opportunity to have it linked wherever you want.
To create a new slider item, go to Slider Items New Slider Item, give it a title and set a Featured Image. That image will be displayed on the slider.

When the slider item gets clicked, you get redirected to a page-like page where the main content of the slider item is displayed. You may optionally add a URL to redirect to in the Slider Details box, just below the main content editor.

Rooms

There is no hotel/motel without rooms. From plain rooms, to themed rooms, to luxury rooms, to presidential suites. You need to show what your rooms look like, what their histories are and what amenities they provide. That’s why you should create a Room post for each room category you have. From your admin panel, go to Rooms New room and start writing what make this room unique. Once you’ve done that, upload one or more high quality photographs and set one to be the Featured Image. Next, go to the Room Details box and write the amenities that the room provides. You know, TV, WiFi, Minibar, etc. Press Add Field to write one more. And one more. And one more. Oh, you should have written “View on the Ocean” first? No problem, just drag it to the top.

Don’t forget to show the room to your visitor, by using the -=CI Room=- widget, or the Rooms listing templates.

In the exact same way you can create photo galleries. Once you have created some photo galleries, create a page and select the Gallery listing template, and from the “Gallery Listing Options” select the number of columns you want.

Booking form

An integral part of the theme, is the ability for your users to be able to contact you inquiring availability information. For that reason, we have created two very special booking/contact forms. First, on every page/post/room and also in your front page, you will find a gorgeous form that allows the visitor to quickly select check-in and check-out dates, and number of people. This form is included automatically. Once you hit the Check Availability button, you will be redirected to the second form, which includes the same information, along with personal info (name, email) and an area for comments. Once you hit the Send button, you will get an email with the details entered.
As mentioned above, the first -horizontal- form is shown automatically. You need to do two thing to get the second form to work:

  1. Create a page, name it “Booking form” or something similar, and assign it the Booking form template from the Page Attributes box. You can write some content if you want as well, such as your contact information, and it will appear on top of the contact form.
  2. From Appearance CSSIgniter Settings, under the Contact Options find Select the Booking Form page and select the page you’ve just created. Hit Save Changes and you’re all set.

Contact page template

A simple contact template with a map. Please go to Appearance > CSSIgniter Settings > Contact Options to manage your map. HotelMotel uses the Contact Form 7 plugin for the contact form functionality.

Rooms Listing Page Template

You can (and should) have a page that lists your rooms. All you need to do is to create a new page, name it “Rooms” or something similar, and assign the Rooms listing template from the Page Attributes box. Note that you may create multiple room listing pages, each displayed a different set of room. This is achieved by previously assigning your rooms into Room Categories. Assuming you have room categories available, you may select one from the Room Listing Options box, as well as the number of columns you want your grid of rooms to span.

Galleries Listing Page Template

You can (and should) have a page that lists your galleries. All you need to do is to create a new page, name it “Galleries” or something similar, and assign the Galleries listing template from the Page Attributes box.

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 Homepage 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.

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.

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

Shortcodes

For the full shortcode list bundled with the theme and how to use them please refer to this page: https://www.cssigniter.com/preview/hotelmotel/shortcodes/

Custom Menus

This theme supports custom menus. There are two menu locations defined, Main Menu and Footer menu. For information on using custom menus, please read Appearance Menus Screen.

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

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

  • Upload your logo: Allows you to upload a logo image. You need to upload it to the correct size. Logo text is used as alternative logo description.
  • Site layout: Allows you to set whether your sidebar will be shown on the left or the right.
  • Upload favvicon: Allows you to upload a traditional favicon and touch favicons for mobile devices.
  • Download sample content: Allows you to download an XML file containing sample content, which you can unzip and import. More information on Importing Content.

Home Page Options

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

  • Featured Room title: Controls the title of the front page template section that displays featured rooms.
  • Amenities: Allows you to set the title and the amenities themselves for the front page. You may add and remove as many fields as you want, and you may rearrange them by drag-and-drop.
  • Slider Options: Allows you to fine-tune the home page slider.

Display Options

Various options that affect what your website displays.

  • Left/Right header text: Allows you to set the text that is shown on the left and right of the expandable header’s pointer symbol.
  • Read More text: What will be displayed instead of the default Read More…
  • Excerpt length (in words): Limits how many words the excerpt will be, and whether it should be linked to the post.
  • Excerpt auto cut-off text: When a manual excerpt is not provided, WordPress generates one automatically from your post’s content, limiting the words according to the setting above. Because that may be mid-paragraph, the cut-off text is appended at the end to show that the text continues.
  • SEO options: Allows you to set some elementary SEO options when no SEO plugin is found.
  • Comments options: Allows you to hide/show the default “Comments are closed” message when comments are disabled, as well as disable comments for pages, globally.
  • Internal slider options: Allows you to fine-tune the internal page sliders, such as on rooms and galleries.
  • Featured Image options: Allows you to enable/disable featured images for specific post types, as well as set their size and alignment. If you change any sizes, you’ll need to regenerate your images.

Color Options

  • Color scheme: Allows you to set the color scheme that the whole website will use. You can override this in individual posts/pages.
  • Disable custom background: Unchecking this, presents you with a list of options that allow you to 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.

Contact Options

These options affect the newsletter form that appears in the front page. Note that you need to use a plugin or a third-party online provider such as Campaign Monitor and MailChimp for the newsletter for to work. Please refer to their documentation for the correct settings of Action URL, field names and field IDs described below.

  • Booking Form page: Allows you to select the page you have created and assigned the Booking form page template. Without it, the booking widgets will not work.
  • Header panel: Allows you to set the header and the description for the expandable header panel.
  • Address: Allows you to set the address of your business. This is shown on the Location and Contact pages, if you disable the sidebar from the options below.
  • Map settings: Allows you to set the point that your business will appear on the maps displayed throughout the website.
  • Contact page options: Allows you to show/hide the map, the contact form and the sidebar used in the Contact page.

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.
  • Google Maps API key: Enter here your Google Maps API Key. While your maps will be displayed at first without an API key, if you get a lot of visits to your site (more than 25.000 per day currently), the maps might stop working. In that case, you need to issue a key from Google Accounts.

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.

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

Mobilee

About Mobilee

Mobilee is mobile app showcase theme for WordPress. It is designed to help you promote your next iPhone or Android application. There to help you communicate your app’s functionality easier is the “Feature” custom post type, it acts as standard WordPress post but is customized to suit the theme’s target functionality.

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

Due to Mobilee’s nature as a single page template, all you need to do is create a homepage. Go to Pages > Add New. For the page’s title use the name of your application, add any text if necessary and upload your app’s screenshots in the “Application Gallery” section below. (more info on the Creating Galleries section below). Once done publish the page, navigate to Settings > Reading and set the page you just created as your static Front page as displayed on the image below.

reading

2) Adding Features

To add a new feature item go to Feature > new Feature, set the title, enter relevant information in the content editor and set a featured image. Finally publish the item. Features will appear below the slider. The layout of the features appearing on the homepage alternates automatically between featured image on the left with text on the right and text on the left with featured image on the right.

3) Application Options

In CSSIgniter Settings > Application Options you can set the URL to the marketplace on which your application is sold and its price.

4) Slider Options

In CSSIgniter Settings > Slider Options you can choose a preferred mobile platform so the slider device adjusts accordingly.

5) Setting your theme’s color

The theme’s background is be default white. To set a color of your choice go to CSSIgniter settings > Color options uncheck the Disable custom background box and set your background color in the panel that appears below.

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.

7) Widgets

The theme features a sidebar named Bottom Sidebar which is located on the footer. You can use any of the default WordPress widgets, or the four custom widgets provided to display some additional information on the page.

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

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.

Additional information

Creating Galleries

To create a gallery using our gallery management system follow these steps:

  1. On the “Gallery Information” panel click the Add Images button. gallery_info
  2. To upload your images, drag & drop them in the Edit Gallery window which will pop-up, or select Add to Gallery in order to select already uploaded ones. Once you are done, click the Update Gallery button on the lower right. edit_gallery
  3. Your “Gallery Information” panel will look like this gallery_w_img
  4. You can re-arrange the order of images by drag & drop. gallery_move_img
  5. If you wish to remove an image from the gallery, hover your mouse over it and click the X as shown below. gallery_remove_img
  6. By checking the Randomize order box your gallery images will appear in random order which will change on every page refresh.
  7. When done, publish the gallery item.

Image Sizes

The recommended minimum image sizes for Mobilee are:

  • Slider (desktop view): 348x615px
  • Slider (mobile view)768x400px
  • Featured images 780x565px

If you need to add images after the gallery’s creation just follow the same procedure.

Beauté

About Beaute

Beaute is a health & beauty WordPress theme. It allows you to display services available by your business, the personnel providing them and photo galleries related to your work. This is done mostly by using four different Custom Post Types: Personnel, Services, Galleries and Slider Items. All the above act as standard WordPress posts or pages but each of them has extra fields which differentiate them from the former. The homepage is comprised of custom widgets specially crafted to bring those custom post types together as discussed later on in the documentation.

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

The recommended image sizes for the Beaute theme are:

  • Homepage slider: at least 1920x1080px
  • General thumbnail size : 760x390px it is recommended that all images are larger than this size.

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 an empty page.
  • SoundCloud ShortCode this plugin is necessary if you are planning on adding SoundCloud tracks in your albums’ tracklistings.

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 Beaute 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 “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. “Gallery Listing” this page will display your galleries. Apply the “Gallery Listing” template to the page and notice the “Gallery Listing Details” panel that appears. The dropdown menu allows you to choose whether you want all galleries listed (by leaving empty) or selecting only one gallery category, so you can create different listing pages for each gallery category. You can adjust the number of galleries and gallery columns, on listing pages, by going to CSSIgniter settings > Gallery Options
  4. “Personnel Listing” this page will list your personnel, apply to it the “Personnel Listing” template.
  5. “Services Listing” this page will list your services, apply to it the “Services Listing” or the “Services Listing Fullwidth” template.
  6. “Contact” To set up your contact form simply apply the “Contact Page” template to a page and publish it. To set your location on the map go to CSSIgniter settings > Contact Options.

(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 Personnel

To create a new personnel item go to Personnel > new Personnel, set the person’s name as a title, enter relevant information in the content editor and set a featured image. In the “Personnel Details” panel fill in the person’s job title as show below and finally publish the item.

personnel_details

4) Adding Services

To create a new service item go to Services > new Service, set the service’s name as a title, enter relevant information in the content editor and set a featured image. In the “Service Details” panel fill price & duration of the service as shown below and finally publish the item.

service_details

5) Adding Galleries

To create a new gallery item go to Galleries > new Gallery, set the gallery’s name as a title, enter some text if you wish in the content editor, set a featured image and proceed to upload your images by clicking the “Add Images” button in the “Gallery Details” panel (please read the “Creating Galleries” section first) and finally publish the gallery item. Single gallery column numbers can be controlled in CSSIgniter settings > Gallery options.

6) Adding Slider items

To add items to your homepage’s 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), then in the “Slider Details” panel you can optionally set a URL to which the user will be redirected when clicking on the slide, finally, publish the slider item. Slider speed and autoslide functionality can be adjusted under CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options.

7) 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.

Beaute offers a second menu location on the footer. You can follow the same procedure to create a new menu and set its location to be “Footer Menu” to use it.

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

8) Adding content to your Homepage

The homepage on Beauté consists of a widgetized area which will feature all the content unique to the homepage. You can access these areas and add content to them in Appearance Widgets. You can use the -= CI Post Type =- to enter to your Front page widgets sidebar and populate the area. Other widgets might not look so good on this area since it was specifically designed for this 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 (4th box down).

You can display a link to a certain page of your theme on the header next to the menu, to configure it go to CSSIgniter settings Display options and fill in the appropriate information (2nd box).

11) Custom Widgets

The theme features eleven custom widgets.
Three of them are Beaute specific widgets.

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

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.

Additional information

Creating Galleries

To create a gallery using our gallery management system follow these steps:

  1. On the “Gallery Information” panel click the Add Images button. gallery_info
  2. To upload your images, drag & drop them in the Edit Gallery window which will pop-up, or select Add to Gallery in order to select already uploaded ones. Once you are done, click the Update Gallery button on the lower right. edit_gallery
  3. Your “Gallery Information” panel will look like this gallery_w_img
  4. You can re-arrange the order of images by drag & drop. gallery_move_img
  5. If you wish to remove an image from the gallery, hover your mouse over it and click the X as shown below. gallery_remove_img
  6. By checking the Randomize order box your gallery images will appear in random order which will change on every page refresh.
  7. When done, publish the gallery item.

If you need to add images after the gallery’s creation just follow the same procedure.

Next Steps

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

Tinos

About Tinos

Tinos is a blog/news WordPress theme for content oriented authors. It is designed to maximize your post’s exposure by providing to the reader the absolutely necessary information in a simple yet appealing manner, eliminating distractions. The homepage is covered entirely by your posts with a widgetized footer section also available.

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

The recommended minimum image sizes for Tinos are:

  • Thumbnail size: 768x600px

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.

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 Tinos 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

Tinos 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
  5. in the Post Details panle you can select if you want to split the content in two colums or not and the maximum number of words shown on the homepage for this post,
  6. from the Format panel on the right you can select the post format, if you select Standard you can go ahead and publish the post.
  7. if you select Video you will be presented with the Video Details panel, place the URL to your video in the box and publish,
  8. finally selecting Audio will activate the Audio Details panel, in which you can upload the mp3 you want to embed on your post, or if the mp3 is already hosted somewhere, you can just paste the URL in the box. Finish up by publishing your post.

3) Creating your menu

When your content is in place, you might need a menu (again in Tinos 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 five 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.

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.

Support

If for some reason you have trouble setting up and using the theme, or have questions about theme functionality, don’t hesitate to post in the theme’s support forum here. We’ll be happy to help.

Aegean

About Aegean Resort

Aegean Resort is a WordPress theme designed for hotels and resorts. It allows you to display your rooms and create photo galleries by using the two custom post types provided, “Rooms” and “Galleries”. The above act as standard WordPress posts or pages but each of them has extra fields which differentiate them from the former. The homepage is comprised of the homepage slider and custom widgets specially crafted to bring those custom post types together as discussed later on in the documentation.

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

The recommended image sizes for the Aegean Resort theme are:

  • Homepage widgets: 500x250px
  • Homepage slider: 1920x850px
  • Page header image: 2200x230px
  • Blog featured image: 630x150px
  • Two column room listing page: 450x220px
  • Room inner slider: 920x390px
  • Related rooms: 640x240px

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 an empty page.

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 Aegean 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” template from the “Page attributes” panel.
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create it, no further action needed.
  3. “Contact” here you can place your contact form.
  4. “Booking” your booking form will be placed here, apply the “Booking form” template. Once you publish the page go to CSSIgniter settings > Contact options select the Booking page, fill in the e-mail you want your booking inquiries sent to and save changes.
  5. “Room Listing” this page will display your rooms. Two layouts are available either a two column layout by applying the “Rooms listing 2 columns” template from the page attributes panel, or a three column layout by applying the “Rooms listing 3 columns” template. (You can also create listing pages that feature only a selected room category, do that by creating a page, applying the room listing template you want and from the “Base Rooms Category” drop-down selecting a room category, as displayed on the image below.
    room-category
  6. “Gallery Listing” this page will display your galleries. Two layouts are available either a two column layout by applying the “Gallery listing 2 columns” template from the page attributes panel, or a three column layout by applying the “Gallery listing 3 columns” template.

(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 Rooms

To create a new room item go to Rooms > new Room, set the room’s name as a title, enter relevant information in the content editor, and set a featured image. Then move to the “Room Details” panel. Here you can add images to your room’s slider (please read the “Creating Gallery items and uploading images to Rooms” section first), add the room’s amenities, add a price and let visitors know if current price is an offer.

4) Adding Galleries

To create a new gallery item go to Galleries > new Gallery, set the gallery’s name as a title, enter some text if you wish in the content editor, set a featured image and proceed to upload your images by clicking the “Upload Images” button in the “Gallery Details” panel(please read the “Creating Gallery items and uploading images to Rooms” section first). Finally publish the gallery item.

5) Adding Slider items

To add items to your homepage’s 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.

6) 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)

7) Adding content to your Homepage

The homepage on Aegean Resort consists of the slider and two widgetized areas which feature all the content unique to the homepage. These are the “Homepage” sidebar and the “Homepage Testimonial” sidebar. You can access these areas and add content to them in Appearance > Widgets.

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).

9) Setting up the weather

For info on how to set up the weather display on the theme, please have a look at this guide.

The footer in Aegean Resort, apart from the footer widgets, can display a few of your blog posts and a newsletter subscription form. These options can be controlled from CSSIgniter settings > Display options (last box down).

11) Custom Widgets

The theme features ten custom widgets which are displayed below
aegean-custom-widgets

five of them are Aegean specific widgets which can help a lot when setting up your homepage, these are
aegean-specific-widgets

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

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.

Additional information

Creating Galleries

To create a gallery using our gallery management system follow these steps:

  1. On the “Gallery Information” panel click the Add Images button. gallery_info
  2. To upload your images, drag & drop them in the Edit Gallery window which will pop-up, or select Add to Gallery in order to select already uploaded ones. Once you are done, click the Update Gallery button on the lower right. edit_gallery
  3. Your “Gallery Information” panel will look like this gallery_w_img
  4. You can re-arrange the order of images by drag & drop. gallery_move_img
  5. If you wish to remove an image from the gallery, hover your mouse over it and click the X as shown below. gallery_remove_img
  6. By checking the Randomize order box your gallery images will appear in random order which will change on every page refresh.
  7. When done, publish the gallery item.

If you need to add images after the gallery’s creation just follow the same procedure.

Next Steps

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

Berliner

About Berliner

Berliner is a WordPress theme designed for musicians and record labels . It allows you to display your content mainly by using the six custom post types provided, “Slides”, “Events”, “Discography”,, “Videos” “Galleries” and “Artists”. The above act as standard WordPress posts or pages but each of them has specific functionality which differentiate them from the former. The homepage is comprised of custom widgets specially crafted to bring those custom post types together as discussed later on in the documentation.

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

The recommended image sizes for the Beaute theme are:

  • Homepage slider: 1920x600px
  • Discography & Gallery images : 700x700px
  • Page header image: 1920x250px
  • Video thumbnails: 700x450px
  • Event thumbnails: 700px in width, not restricted 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.

  • 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.
  • SoundCloud ShortCode this plugin is necessary if you are planning on adding SoundCloud tracks in your albums’ tracklistings.

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 Berliner 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.

Importing the default 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 berliner_widgets.wie file which is located in the sample content zip file, click Import widgets and you are good to go.

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 one of the three available “Homepage” templates from the “Page attributes” panel.
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create it, no further action needed.
  3. “Events Listing” this page will list your events, apply the “Events Listing” template. You can disable the map if you so desire by going to CSSIgniter settings > Display Options and uncheck the designated box (2nd to last).
  4. “Discography Listing” this page will list your albums, apply the “Discography Listing” template.
  5. “Video Listing” this page will list your videos, apply the “Video Listing” template.
  6. “Galleries Listing”, here you can list your galleries, apply the “Galleries Listing” template.
  7. “Artists Listing”, here you can list your galleries, apply the “Artists Listing” template.

(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 Events

To create a new event go to Events > New Event. Add a title, any text necessary and upload a featured image, then move to the Events Settings panel. In the Event Details section you can enter the event’s venue, location, date, start and finish time. In the Event Map below you can input the event’s location. Once done, publish the event.

4) Adding Discography items

To create a new discography item go to Discography > Add New, set the album’s name as a title, enter relevant information in the content editor, set a featured image and move to the Discography Settings panel below. Here you can fill in relevant album details, purchase details and finally add tracks to the item’s tracklisting. See the additional info section for more about the tracklisting.

5) Adding Slider items

To add items to your frontpage’s slider go to Slider Items > Add New, set a title for the slider item and upload a featured image (which will be the image displayed on the frontpage), in the Slider Settings panel you can set a URL to which your visitors will be redirected when the slider’s button is clicked, a subtitle for the slider and an icon which will appear above the button. When finished publish the slider item. You can select the number of slides on the slider or disable it entirely, if you so desire, under CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options.

6) Adding Videos

To add a new video go to Videos > Add New. Add a title, any text necessary and upload a featured image (if your video comes from YouTube the theme will pull the thumbnail automatically, you do not have to set a featured image), then move to the Video Settings panel. Fill in the location where the video was shot and add a URL to the video, if it is a self-hosted video check the corresponding box and publish the video.

7) Adding Galleries

To create a new gallery item go to Galleries > Add New, set the gallery’s name as a title, enter some text if you wish in the content editor, set a featured image and proceed to upload your images by clicking the “Add Images” button in the “Gallery Details” panel (please read the “Creating Galleries” section below, first) and finally publish the gallery item. Single gallery column numbers can be controlled in CSSIgniter settings > Gallery options.

8) Adding Artists

To add an artist go to Artists > Add New. Add the artist’s name as a title, any text necessary and upload a featured image, then publish the item.

9) 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)

10) Adding content to your Homepage

The homepage on Berliner consists of three widgetized areas which feature all the content unique to the homepage. You can access these areas and add content to them in Appearance > Widgets. Add any widgets you like in any of the “Homepage Sidebar #” areas to shape the Homepage to your liking.

Duplicate the demo’s layout

On the demo’s hompage we have four slider items, six CI Item widgets, with an event selected on each, on the Homepage Sidebar #1. Following are the default 5 recent posts displayed (this number can be changed or posts can be replaced with the content of a page from CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options). We then have four CI Item widgets on Homepage Sidebar #2 displaying a gallery, an event, an album and a video. Finally on Homepage Sidebar #3 we have theCI Album Tracklisting, two CI Recent Items set to display 2 albums and 3 videos and finally the CI Top Tracks widget. On the Footer Sidebar 1 we have a text widget, the Footer Sidebar 2 is blank, on the Footer Sidebar 3 we have the CI About Me widget and finally in the Footer Sidebar 4 the CI Socials Ignited and a search 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 (4th box down). Primary footer text appears on the left side of the footer and secondary on the right.

12) Section Titles

Each listing page has a section title, these by default follow the naming of the custom post types, but you can change them to match your needs under CSSIgniter settings > Section Titles.

13) Custom Widgets

The theme features ten custom widgets, displayed below, which can help a lot when setting up your homepage.

widgets

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

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.

Additional Information

Creating Galleries

To create a gallery using our gallery management system follow these steps:

  1. On the “Gallery Information” panel click the Add Images button. gallery_info
  2. To upload your images, drag & drop them in the Edit Gallery window which will pop-up, or select Add to Gallery in order to select already uploaded ones. Once you are done, click the Update Gallery button on the lower right. edit_gallery
  3. Your “Gallery Information” panel will look like this gallery_w_img
  4. You can re-arrange the order of images by drag & drop. gallery_move_img
  5. If you wish to remove an image from the gallery, hover your mouse over it and click the X as shown below. gallery_remove_img
  6. By checking the Randomize order box your gallery images will appear in random order which will change on every page refresh.
  7. When done, publish the gallery item.

If you need to add images after the gallery’s creation just follow the same procedure.

Tracklisting

Each discography item, can have multiple tracks assigned to it. Tracks can be registered through the Tracks Details section, within the Discography Settings section.

track_details

 

To add a new track, press the Add Track button. This will add a new empty line for you to fill. First, add a title and optionally a subtitle.

If the track can be purchased online, enter the URL inside the Buy URL field.

You can provide a preview (or even the full song) for your visitors to listen to, by entering the URL of the MP3 file inside the Play URL field. You can upload and/or select an already uploaded song through the WordPress Media Manager, by pressing the button located inside the field.

You may allow your users to download the track, by entering the song’s URL inside the Download URL field. Please note that for locally hosted MP3s, the theme tries to force the visitor’s browser to download the file. If the file is on another server, whether it will be downloaded or just opened, is a matter of configuration of the remote server and not the theme’s issue.

You can also add the lyrics for each track, in the big Song Lyrics field.

Tracks can be re-arranged by dragging and dropping them in the appropriate order. Track numbers are automatically updated to be in sequence.

In order to remove a track, press the Remove Me button next to the desired track. Please be careful, as there is no confirmation of removal. If you publish/save/update the post, the change is irreversible.

Displaying the track listing

Once you add your tracks you may display them by using the [tracklisting] shortcode in the discography item’s main text box. By default, it will display the tracks of the current discography item, so the simplest usage is this:

[tracklisting]

You may also display the track listing of any discography item, in any other post/page or widget (that supports shortcodes) by passing the ID or slug parameter of the discography to the shortcode. E.g.:

[tracklisting id="25"]

or

[tracklisting slug="the-division-bell"]

You can also selectively display tracks, by passing their track number (counting from 1), separated by a comma, like this:

[tracklisting tracks="2,5,8"] 

and can limit the total number of tracks displayed like this:

[tracklisting limit="3"]

Of course, you can mix and match the parameters, so the following is totally valid:

[tracklisting slug="the-division-bell" tracks="2,5,8" limit="2"]

Next Steps

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Prayer

About Prayer

Prayer is a church theme for WordPress. It allows you to display your church’s features mainly by using the five custom post types provided, “Sermons”, “Events”, “Slider Items”, “Galleries” and “Personnel”. The above act as standard WordPress posts or pages but each of them has extra fields which differentiate them from the former. The homepage is comprised of custom widgets specially crafted to bring those custom post types together as discussed later on in the documentation.

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: 215x150px
Homepage slider: 1140x475px
Blog listing thumbnail: 750x575px
CI Post Type widget thumbnail: 750x225px
Event listing thumbnail: 100x80px
Custom post type listing page thumbnail: 360x215px

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.

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 Prayer 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 “Frontpage” template from the “Page attributes” panel.
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create it, no further action needed.
  3. “Contact” here you can place your contact form, apply the “Contact Template”. You can customize the location displayed on the map (or disable the map entirely) in CSSIgniter settings > Contact options.
  4. “Personnel Listing” this page will list your personnel, apply the “Staff Template”. You can customize the number of personnel and the number of columns on the listing page in CSSIgniter settings > Personnel Options.
  5. “Services Listing” this page will list your services, apply the “Sermons Listing List” or the “Sermons Listing Grid” template depending on the layout you want. You can customize the number of sermons per page in CSSIgniter settings > Sermons Options.
  6. “Galleries Listing”, here you can list your galleries, apply the “Galleries Listing” template. You can customize the number of galleries, the number of columns on the listing page and the number of columns on the single gallery page in CSSIgniter settings > Gallery Options.
    7.“Events” this page will display your events, assign to it the “Events Listing” template. You can enable/disable the map and the appearance of past events in the event listing page by going to CSSIgniter settings > Display Options.

(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 Sermons

To create a new sermon go to Sermons > Add New, set its title, and enter relevant information in the content editor. In the “Sermon Details” panel below you can add URLs to provide the visitors with video and audio material for each sermon, also you can paste the sermon’s transcript in the relevant box. Finally add a featured image for your sermon and publish it.

4) Adding Events

To create a new event go to Events > New Event. Add a title, any text necessary and upload a featured image, then move to the Events Settings panel. In the Event Details section you can enter the event’s venue, location, date, start and finish time. In the Event Map below you can input the event’s location. Once done, publish the event.

5) Adding Galleries

To create a new gallery item go to Galleries > Add New, set the gallery’s name as a title, enter some text if you wish in the content editor, set a featured image and proceed to upload your images by clicking the “Add Images” button in the “Gallery Details” panel (please read the “Creating Galleries” section below, first) and finally publish the gallery item. Single gallery column numbers can be controlled in CSSIgniter settings > Gallery options.

6) Adding Slider items

To add items to your frontpage’s slider go to Slider Items > Add New, set a title for the slider item and upload a featured image (which will be the image displayed on the frontpage), in the Slider Details panel you can set a URL to which your visitors will be redirected when the slider’s button is clicked and a tagline that will appear below the slide’s title, finally, publish the slider item. Slider options can be found in CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options, you can manipulate sliding functionality, effect and slideshow speed.

7) Adding Personnel

To create a new personnel item go to Personnel > Add New, set the person’s name as a title, enter relevant information in the content editor, his job title in the Personnel Details panel, set a featured image and publish the personnel item.

8) 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)

9) Adding content to your Homepage

The homepage on Prayer consists of three widgetized areas which feature all the content unique to the homepage. You can access these areas and add content to them in Appearance > Widgets. Add any widgets you like in any of the “Front Page Widgets #” bars to shape the Homepage to your liking. Under CSSIgniter settings > Homepage Options you can disable the recent sermons section that appears by default on the homepage. All you need to do is check the Disable recent sermons from the homepage? box.

Showing custom content on the homepage

If you need to show your own static content on the homepage, instead of using widgets, you can go to CSSIgniter settings > Homepage Options and check the Disable widgetized homepage? box. Now any content you have added in the page’s content box will appear on your frontpage along with the widgets on the Pages sidebar.

Duplicate the demo’s layout

On the demo’s hompage we have the CI Socials Ignited on the Top Sidebar widget area, two slider items, two CI Post Type widgets, with a post selected on each, on the Front Page Widgets #1. Next we have the CI Recent Items set to display three posts on Front Page Widgets #2. Finally on Front Page Widgets #3 we have the CI Recent Items set to display 3 events. On the Footer Widgets Column 1 and Footer Widgets Column 3 we have two text widgets, on the Footer Widgets Column 2 we have the CI Flickr widget and finally in the Footer Widgets Column 4 the CI Socials Ignited and 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 (4th box down). Primary footer text appears on the left side of the footer and secondary on the right.

11) Custom Widgets

The theme features eight custom widgets, displayed below, which can help a lot when setting up your homepage.
widgets

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

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.

Additional Information

Creating Galleries

To create a gallery using our gallery management system follow these steps:

  1. On the “Gallery Information” panel click the Add Images button. gallery_info
  2. To upload your images, drag & drop them in the Edit Gallery window which will pop-up, or select Add to Gallery in order to select already uploaded ones. Once you are done, click the Update Gallery button on the lower right. edit_gallery
  3. Your “Gallery Information” panel will look like this gallery_w_img
  4. You can re-arrange the order of images by drag & drop. gallery_move_img
  5. If you wish to remove an image from the gallery, hover your mouse over it and click the X as shown below. gallery_remove_img
  6. By checking the Randomize order box your gallery images will appear in random order which will change on every page refresh.
  7. When done, publish the gallery item.

If you need to add images after the gallery’s creation just follow the same procedure.

Next Steps

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

Olympic

About Olympic

Olympic is a versatile business WordPress theme designed for gym/sports related businesses. It allows you to display your business’s features mainly by using the four custom post types provided, “Personnel”, “Services”, “Galleries” and “Slider Items”. The above act as standard WordPress posts or pages but each of them has extra fields which differentiate them from the former. The homepage is comprised of custom widgets specially crafted to bring those custom post types together as discussed later on in the documentation.

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

  • Default post thumbnail size: 480x360px
  • Homepage slider image: 1920x550px
  • Blog listing thumbnails: 800x350px
  • Main thumbnail (used in custom post featured images, listing pages and widgets): 700x504px

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.
  • The theme is also compatible with The Events Calendar plugin for event management. You can find the plugin’s documentation here.

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 sample content from 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 olympic_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 the “Homepage” template from the “Page attributes” panel.
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create it, no further action needed.
  3. “Contact” here you can place your contact form, apply the “Contact Template” template. You can customize the location displayed on the map (or disable the map entirely) in CSSIgniter settings > Contact options.
  4. “Personnel Listing” this page will list your personnel, apply the “Personnel Listing” template. You can customize the number of personnel and the number of columns on the listing page in CSSIgniter settings > Personnel Options.
  5. “Services Listing” this page will list your services, apply the “Services Listing” template. You can customize the number of services and the number of columns on the listing page in CSSIgniter settings > Services Options.
  6. “Galleries Listing”, here you can list your galleries, apply the “Galleries Listing” template. You can customize the number of galleries, the number of columns on the listing page and the number of columns on the single gallery page in CSSIgniter settings > Gallery Options.

(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 Personnel

To create a new personnel item go to Personnel > Add New, set the person’s name as a title, enter relevant information in the content editor, his job title in the Personnel Details panel, set a featured image and publish the personnel item.

4) Adding Services

To create a new service item go to Services > Add New, set the service’s name as a title, enter relevant information in the content editor, set a featured image and publish the service item.

5) Adding Slider items

To add items to your frontpage’s slider go to Slider Items > Add New, set a title for the slider item and upload a featured image (which will be the image displayed on the frontpage), in the Slider Details panel you can set a URL to which your visitors will be redirected when the slider’s button is clicked, finally, publish the slider item. Slider options can be found in CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options, you can manipulate sliding functionality, effect and slideshow speed.

6) Adding Galleries

To create a new gallery item go to Galleries > Add New, set the gallery’s name as a title, enter some text if you wish in the content editor, set a featured image and proceed to upload your images by clicking the “Add Images” button in the “Gallery Details” panel (please read the “Creating Galleries” section below, first) and finally publish the gallery item. Single gallery column numbers can be controlled in CSSIgniter settings > Gallery options.

7) 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)

8) Adding content to your Homepage

The homepage on Olympic consists of three widgetized areas which feature all the content unique to the homepage. You can access these areas and add content to them in Appearance > Widgets. Add any widgets you like in any of the “Front Page Widgets #” bars to shape the Homepage to your liking.

Duplicate the demo’s layout

On the demo’s hompage we have three slider items, four CI Post Type widgets, with a service selected on each, on the Front Page Widgets #1. We have the CI Callout on Front Page Widgets #2. Finally on Front Page Widgets #3 we have the CI Recent Items set to display 2 personnel items and the CI Schedule widget. On the Footer Widgets Column 1 and Footer Widgets Column 3 we have two text widgets, on the Footer Widgets Column 2 we have the CI About Me widget and finally in the Footer Widgets Column 4 the CI Socials Ignited and 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 (4th box down). Primary footer text appears on the left side of the footer and secondary on the right.

10) Widget Area Title

You can customize the title of the first widget area on your homepage. To edit its content, navigate to CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options.

11) Custom Widgets

The theme features nine custom widgets, displayed below, which can help a lot when setting up your homepage.
custom_widgets

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

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.

Additional Information

Creating Galleries

To create a gallery using our gallery management system follow these steps:

  1. On the “Gallery Information” panel click the Add Images button. gallery_info
  2. To upload your images, drag & drop them in the Edit Gallery window which will pop-up, or select Add to Gallery in order to select already uploaded ones. Once you are done, click the Update Gallery button on the lower right. edit_gallery
  3. Your “Gallery Information” panel will look like this gallery_w_img
  4. You can re-arrange the order of images by drag & drop. gallery_move_img
  5. If you wish to remove an image from the gallery, hover your mouse over it and click the X as shown below. gallery_remove_img
  6. By checking the Randomize order box your gallery images will appear in random order which will change on every page refresh.
  7. When done, publish the gallery item.

If you need to add images after the gallery’s creation just follow the same procedure.

Next Steps

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