Memories

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 Memories theme are:

  • Main thumbnail size: 740x420px
  • Blog thumbnail: 820x320px
  • Slider image: 1280x685px

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.

Sample Content

You can download an .xml with our demo’s sample content at https://www.cssigniter.com/sample_content/memories.zip

Import it using the WordPress default Importer plug-in from the Tools link in the WordPress Dashboard Menu.

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

Theme Features

The theme is designed to be a Photography Portfolio website but it’s up to you how you use it. It has the following unique features which will be described in subsequent sections:

  • Homepage Template w/ slider
  • Galleries custom post type
  • Jetpack powered gallery display
  • CSSIgniter Custom Options Panel

First thing you would want to do is set up your Galleries.
This is accomplished by navigating to “Galleries New Gallery” from the WordPress Dashboard menu. The gallery post type is straightforward. The title input holds the Title of your Gallery, the Rich Text Editor should hold its description and content which will be shown in the single Gallery page of that particular Gallery.

To upload your gallery photographs, click on the upload button in the “Gallery Details” subsection. Select your photos via the WordPress multi-uploader, and hit upload. Once they are done uploading, make sure to set an image as a featured image. This will be your Gallery Cover, for the gallery listing page and your homepage.

Then all you have to do is create a gallery via the native WordPress media manager. If you don’t have prior experience to creating galleries this way the following video shows how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99soYUtwmfQ.

If you wish to display your galleries in a cool tiled way, read below in the Jetpack Support section.

The Gallery listing page is where all your galleries will be displayed. You can create one by going to Pages Add New. Give a title (like “Galleries”, or “My Work”) and leave the editor blank. Then from the Page Attributes on the right of your screen select the “Gallery Listing” template from the Templates dropdown.

Setting up your blog.

For the blog, you just have to create a blank page, name it (like “Blog” or anything), and hit Publish. Then navigate to Settings Reading via the WordPress Dashboard Menu and select that page as your blog page via the dropdown.

Setting up your homepage.

You have two options for your homepage.

The first one is simply having it as a blog. You don’t need to do anything for this to happen. Just upload some posts.

The other one is the featured slideshow frontpage template.

Homepage with slider.

Create a new page, give it any name you want and then select the option Frontpage as its Template from the Page Templates dropdown.

Hit Publish and once the page is done saving navigate to Settings Reading and select this page as your Frontpage via the WordPress dropdown (labeled Display a static page).

Other theme features.

You may have any page displaying full-width, without a sidebar. All you need is to assign the Page FullWidth template from the Page Attributes box.

You can set up how many columns you want your gallery and gallery single page to split into in the CSSIgniter Custom Options Panel in the Gallery Options section.

You may have a Posts Archive by creating a blank page and setting that page template to “Article Archives”. This will create a page where you can have your Posts Archive organized by date.

Jetpack Support

Memories is built based on new WordPress standards and supports the official Jetpack plugin for displaying galleries and lightboxes.

It is highly recommended that you download and install the Jetpack plugin (http://jetpack.me/) and activate the Carousel and Tiled Galleries features.

More info on how to use the Tiled Galleries can be found here: http://jetpack.me/support/tiled-galleries/

Please note that Jetpack requires to sign in to WordPress.com with a username on that website. If you don’t have one and don’t wish to create one, we’ve made the theme to work with the Slim Jetpack plugin which offers the same functionality but doesn’t require you to sign in. You can find the Slim Jetpack plugin here: http://wordpress.org/plugins/slimjetpack/

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

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Botanic

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 Botanic theme are:

  • General post thumbnail size: 530x330px
  • Tall post thumbnail (used on image post format): 530px in width, not restricted in height.
  • Wide post thumbnail (used on the standard post format): 668x200px

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, Create sample content button.

You can also download the Sample Content for Botanic 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

Post formats

Your theme comes with support of post formats. These allow you to change the behavior of each post, depending on the format you choose. Depending on the post format, an icon appears, post format icon on the right of each post, stating the type of the post, and clicking on that, takes you to a listing page of that post type.
To choose a post format, create a new (or edit an existing) post, and from the Format box, select the format you want. The supported formats are:

  • Standard: This is the standard format, just a plain post that can have a featured image.
  • Image: The image post format, is just like a simple post with a featured image. Of course the post format icon is different. You need to set a featured image for image posts.
  • Gallery: The gallery post format, is similar to the Image post format, but instead of a single image, a slider appears. You need to upload multiple images from within the post, in the same way that you would upload featured images.
  • Video: The video post type allows you to embed videos from a variety of sources. On the Video Details box, enter the URL of a video from a supported website, for example:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z9WVZddH9w

    should also both work if pasted in the input box.

  • Quote: This post format allows you to post a quote, with proper attribution to the source. You enter the quote on the Quoted text box, the name of the person who said it on the Cite box, and optionally the URL of the webpage that you took the quote from in the Citation URL box.
  • Link: This post format is mostly about external sources. You enter any URL you want in the URL: input, and the post’s main header links to this URL instead of the post’s permalink. The permalink can still be accessed via a secondary link that is shown below the post’s header. You can optionally mark the URL with the nofollow attribute. This is useful, for example, when you link to a scammer’s site to warn people, and you don’t want to be penaltized by the search engines.

Widgets

This theme supports widgets. There is one widget area defined.

  • Blog Sidebr, which appears on the right of all posts and pages.

Shortcodes

The theme, like all CSSIgniter themes, is complemented by the CSSIgniter Shortcodes plugin which provides a variety of shortcodes for your use. See the instructions for usage information.

Custom Menus

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

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

  • Logo text: Textual logo – site title
  • 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.
  • Upload your favicon: Uploads and registers a favicon. It must be already in .ico format.
  • Sample content: Creates or deletes the sample content.

Background Options

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

Display Options

Various options that affect what your website displays.

  • 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.
  • Title separator: How the various elements of thetag will be separated (dash, pipe, colon, etc)
  • Show “Comments are closed” message: Allows you to hide/show the default “Comments are closed” message when comments are disabled.

Social Options

These options control the behavior of the -=CI Social=- widget. The widget displays Social Media icons, depending on the services you have enabled and provided a link to your profile, in this page.

Google options

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

FeedBurner Options

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

BuySellAds Options

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

Custom CSS

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

Support

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Hermoso

While Hermoso is a simple theme for WordPress let’s go through the simple steps of installing the theme and also provide an overview of our theme’s settings panel and functionality.

Theme Installation

Download the zip file and go to Appearance > Themes and click on the Install Themes tab. Click upload and then Browse. Select the theme zip from your hard drive and click install now. Wait for it and once the upload is done click Activate. The theme is now installed!

Theme Features

Hermoso is a normal WordPress blogging theme that supports Post Formats (namely: Audio, Video, Standard, Image, Link, Gallery and Quote). The only intriguing feature we’ve implemented into this theme is the ability for you to customize (if you want) the color and looks of each and every post and page.

This is done simply by going to the actual post edit screen. Scrolling down you will see a tab named “Post Customizer”:

post_customizer

Using this, you can change the colors and background of each post and page, and save your changes as a preset for future use. You can also delete presets, or use the theme’s defaults (blue, orange or yellow).

Theme settings

Go to Appearance > CSSIgniter Settings and you will see our theme settings panel. As you can see there are 8 tabs available:

  • Site Options
  • Color Options
  • Display Options
  • Twitter Options
  • Google Options
  • Feedburner Options
  • Archive Options
  • Custom CSS

Site Options

In this section you can upload your image logo if you have one. If you want a text logo and slogan go to Settings > General and edit the Site Title and Tagline options. In the site options you can manage your favicons for various devices as well.

Color Options

In this section you can change the look and feel of your header and footer. Color, background, you name it.

Twitter Options

For the twitter widget to work, you have to navigate to this tab and fill the input fields following the exact instructions that we provide in the tab itself. Then navigate to Appearance > Widgets and drag the CI Tweets widget to your sidebar.

Display Options

3 main options in this section. First one let’s you choose what kind of content you want to display in the listing pages (index, category, archive etc). You can select to display the content or the excerpt, define the excerpt’s length and the read more text. The second option let’s you decide how you will be handling your site’s titles. The option “Automatic titles” goes through a long list of popular SEO plug-ins and acts accordingly.

There’s also an option to disable comments on pages and an option to hide the “Comments disabled” label from posts with disabled comments.

Google Options

Copy paste your Google Analytics code in here (including the <script> and </script> tags).

Feedburner Options

If you are using Feedburner for your feed this is the place to copy / paste your Feedburner URL.

Archive Options

This tab let’s you manage this page. You can select how many latest posts to display and toggle the visibility of the yearly,monthly and weekly archives.

Custom CSS

For those familiar with CSS we have included this tab so you don’t have to open and edit the main css stylesheet. Any styles you enter here will override the ones found on style.css.

Adding new posts

Start adding your precious content like you’d do with every other theme out there. One thing to note is that under the main content editor there’s an option that let’s you display a featured video at the top of each post instead of a featured image. Just copy / paste the URL of the video that you want to display. Make sure it’s coming from a supported provider.

 Next Steps

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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

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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.

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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"]

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