Amaryllis

About Amaryllis

Amaryllis is an e-commerce theme for WordPress. It is WooCommerce compatible and allows you to easily setup a functional and beautiful e-shop to sell your merchandise. Its homepage consists of a slider and a single widgetized area which allows you to use widgets to display your products.

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.

WooCommerce

To enable eCommerce functionality for your website you need to install and activate the WooCommerce plugin by WooThemes. You can download the plugin free of charge from the WordPress Plugin Repository. For installation and usage instructions please refer to the plugin’s documentation.

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

Also go to WooCommerce > Settings and in the Products tab set the image sizes that best fit your shop under the Product Image Sizes section, in case you need different values than the theme sets by default.

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes for the Amaryllis theme are:

  • Post Thumbnail: 848x380px
  • Header Image: 1920x340px
  • Slider: 1920x950px
  • Listing Page Thumbnail: 500x390px

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.
  • WP Instagram Widget: Use this plugin to help you display your Instagram feed in any of the theme’s sidebars.
  • One Click Import : Use this plugin to help you import your content with just one click.

Importing Sample Content using One Click Import

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

From your WordPress dashboard

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

From WordPress.org

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

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

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

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

Importing sample content manually

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 Amaryllis by clicking here

Importing widgets

Notice: Please make sure you have installed and activated the WooCommerce plugin before importing widgets, otherwise the WooCommerce-specific widgets will not be inserted.

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 amaryllis_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 “Frontpage” template to it, from the “Page attributes” panel. See below for homepage configuration.
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create it, no further action needed.
  3. “Contact” (optional) here you can place your contact form.

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

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

ReadingSettings

2) Populating your blog

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

3) Adding Slideshow items

To add items to your homepage’s slider go to Slideshow > Add New, set a title for the slider item and upload a featured image (which will be the image displayed on the homepage, images for the slider should be at least 1920×850), add text in the text editor (optional), then in the “Slider Details” panel you can optionally set a URL to which the user will be redirected when clicking on the slide button, change the button’s text or use a URL to a video which will be displayed on the slider item, finally, publish the slider item. Slider speed and autoslide functionality can be adjusted under CSSIgniter settings > Slider Options.

Slider items can be separated into categories, you have the ability to display one of these categories on your homepage by selecting it in the Frontpage Options panel drop down. This allows you to create thematic sliders and switch between them very easily. For example, if your e-shop features weekend offers, you can create two slider categories, one for the featured items you want to display during working days and one for the weekend ones and switch between them at will.

4) Adding products

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

5) Creating your menu

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

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

6) Setting up your Homepage

After you create your slideshow items as described above, navigate to Appearance > Widgets and assign widgets to the Homepage sidebar. Τhe following widgets are suggested for the FrontPage Widget Area which appears as your homepage’s main content:

  • WooCommerce Products
  • CI Product Categories
  • Text

TIP: the number of columns outputted by the WooCommerce Products widget can be configured under CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options.

Duplicate the demo’s layout

On the theme’s demo homepage we have our slider items and the following widgets: A text widget with some information, a CI Product Categories widget displaying 3 product categories sorted by name (A-Z) in a 3 column layout and finally a WooCommerce Products widgets displaying the six most recently added products.

The default theme’s header display image can be set under CSSIgniter Settings > Appearance Options.
You can also set custom header images for posts & pages by uploading your custom image in the Header background metabox located below the page’s/post’s main text editor.

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

8) e-Commerce options

Under CSSIngiter settings > e-Commerce options you can toggle the display of up-sells & related products on the single product page and set the number of columns and products your shop listing page will have.

8) Custom Widgets

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

Next Steps

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

Flevr

About Flevr

Flevr is a business theme for WordPress. It is aimed at all company types and professionals, or it can be used as a standalone portfolio/blog theme. It provides custom post types like Features, Services, Team Members, Portfolios, Testimonials and Partners. The homepage is comprised of the homepage slider and a fullwidth custom widget area 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.

WooCommerce

To enable eCommerce functionality for your website you need to install and activate the WooCommerce plugin by WooThemes. You can download the plugin free of charge from the WordPress Plugin Repository. For installation and usage instructions please refer to the plugin’s documentation.

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

Also go to WooCommerce > Settings and in the Products tab set the image sizes that best fit your shop under the Product Image Sizes section, in case you need different values than the theme sets by default.

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes for the Flevr theme are:

  • Blog thumbnail: 750x350px
  • Header images: 1920x300px
  • Homepage slider: 1920x550px
  • Listing page thumb: 700x500px
  • Portfolio thumbs: 750x430px
  • Testimonial thumb: 130x130px

Please keep in mind that any image uploaded should be larger than 750px for best results, and generally for each section at least larger or equal than its recommended width..

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.
  • WP Instagram Widget: Use this plugin to help you display your Instagram feed in any of the theme’s sidebars.
  • One Click Import : Use this plugin to help you import your content with just one click.

Importing Sample Content using One Click Import

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

From your WordPress dashboard

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

From WordPress.org

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

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

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

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

Importing sample content manually

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 Flevr by clicking here

Importing widgets

You can also import the widgets you see on the theme’s demo. To do that, you need the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin. To install it go to Plugins > Add new search for widget importer exporter and install the plugin. Activate it and go to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter click choose file and upload the flevr_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 basic pages

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

  1. “Home” this will serve as your homepage, assign to it the “Frontpage with Slider” or “Frontpage with Video” page template from the “Page attributes” panel and publish the page.
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create and publish a blank default page named “Blog” (or whatever you wish to name it) without adding any content, no further action needed for now.
  3. “Contact” here you can place your contact form which you will create using the Contact Form 7 plugin.
  4. “Features” in this page you will list your features, apply to it the Post Type Listing template. From the Listing Options panel that appears once the template is set, select Features, then select column or sidebar based listing (if available), select the column number, the number of items you want to show on the listing page or enable the isotope filtering system, then publish the page.
  5. “Partners” in this page you will list your partners, apply to it the Post Type Listing template. From the Listing Options panel that appears once the template is set, select Partners, then select column or sidebar based listing (if available), select the column number, the number of items you want to show on the listing page or enable the isotope filtering system, then publish the page.
  6. “Portfolio” in this page you will list your portfolio items, apply to it the Post Type Listing template. From the Listing Options panel that appears once the template is set, select Portfolio, then select column or sidebar based listing (if available), select the column number, the number of items you want to show on the listing page or enable the isotope filtering system, then publish the page.
  7. “Services” in this page you will list your services, apply to it the Post Type Listing template. From the Listing Options panel that appears once the template is set, select Services, then select column or sidebar based listing (if available), select the column number, the number of items you want to show on the listing page or enable the isotope filtering system, then publish the page.
  8. “Team” this page will display your team members, apply to it the Post Type Listing template. From the Listing Options panel that appears once the template is set, select Team, then select column or sidebar based listing (if available), select the column number, the number of items you want to show on the listing page or enable the isotope filtering system, then publish the page.

(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 portfolio items

To add a new portfolio item go to Portfolio > Add New. Set a featured image from the panel on the right, fill in any text you have for the portfolio item and move to the Portfolio Details panel below. Upload your project related photos in the Portfolio Gallery section (have a look at the end of this document for more info on gallery creation). Then you need to select the layout of your portfolio item from the Portfolio Template drop down the Image List will display your images one below the other and the Image Slideshow will create a slider.
Finally you have to fill in Project Details. Click the Add Field button to create a new field, you can enter client name, date of creation, suggested price, pretty much anything you like. Finally you can add an external URL, if available, to demonstrate your product.
TIP: The number of portfolio items on listing pages, the category filtering system can be controlled in the Listing Details panel when creating the listing template.

4) Adding Slideshow items

To add items to your homepage’s slider go to Slideshow > Add New, set a title for the slider item and upload a featured image (which will be the image displayed on the homepage, images for the slider should be at least 1920×850), add text in the text editor (optional), then in the “Slider Details” panel you can optionally set a URL to which the user will be redirected when clicking on the slide button, change the button’s text or use a URL to a video which will be displayed on the slider item, finally, publish the slider item. Slider speed and autoslide functionality can be adjusted under CSSIgniter settings > Slider Options.

Slider items can be separated into categories, you have the ability to display one of these categories on your homepage by selecting it in the Frontpage Options panel drop down. This allows you to create thematic sliders and switch between them very easily. For example, if your e-shop features weekend offers, you can create two slider categories, one for the featured items you want to display during working days and one for the weekend ones and switch between them at will.

5) Adding Services

To create a service go to Services > Add New, set a title for it and upload a featured image, then in the “Service Details” panel you can select where the featured image will appear and provide an icon for it by following the instructions and using the FontAwesome set.

6) Adding Feature items

To add a feature go to Features > Add New, set a title for it and upload a featured imageand publish the item.

7) Adding Team Members

To add a team member go to Team > Add New, set a title for it (the person’s name) and upload a featured image, then in the “Member Details” panel you can set the person’s job title(optional) and add links to the person’s social profiles (follow the on-screen instructions to add the icons, the functionality is similar to the one provided by the Socials Ignited plugin).

8) Adding Partners

To add a partner go to Partner > Add New, set a title for it and upload a featured image and publish the post.

9) Adding Testimonials

To add a testimonial go to Testimonials > Add New, set a title for it (the author’s name), then in the “Testimonial Details” panel you can add a byline for the testimonial’s author, such as a work description etc.

10) Adding products

(optional – only if you choose to use WooCommerce)
The most important thing of your e-shop are your products, to add them check this detailed guide provided by WooThemes here.

11) 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)

12) Setting up your homepage

The homepage on Flevr consists of the slider or video area and a widgetized area to provide maximum flexibility on the content to be displayed. The widgetized area can be accessed under Appearance > Widgets > Front Page Widgets.
To add a video to your homepage, select the Frontpage with Video template and in the Video Details box that will appear below the editor, select whether you are using an external or self hosted video and proceed to paste in the proper video URL(s). If you choose to use a self hosted video you will need to use three different file formats to ensure maximum compatibility among different browsers.

Duplicating the demo’s layout

The Frontpage with Slider version of the demo’s homepage
The homepage on the demo consists either of three slideshow items in the Frontpage with Slider version or a video in the Frontpage with Video version, plus a few widgets. These are: One CI Items displaying three service post types in a three column layout. One CI Hero, one CI Testimonials displaying three random testimonials, one CI Items displaying four team members on a four column layout, another CI Hero, one CI Items displaying three portfolio items on a three column layout, one CI Social Engagement widget displaying the newsletter signup form and links to a few social profiles, and one CI Items displaying three portfolio items in a three column layout.

TIP: For a more detailed guide on how to use our widgets to structure your homepage have a look at this blog post.

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).

14) Default and custom Header backgrounds

You can set a default background for your theme’s headers under CSSIgniter settings > Appearance Options, in the header display panel. Below the main text editor in your posts, pages and custom post types you will find the Header background metabox, you can use it to set a custom header background for the specific item.

15) Sloped Edges

The theme features sloped (diagonal) bottom edges. If you don’t want these edges sloped, you can disable them under CSSIgniter settings > Appearance Options.

16) Newsletter Icons

You may add up to five linked icons to appear on the left of the newsletter form. These may be social icons or anything else you might choose to display. These can be set under CSSIgniter settings > Newsletter Options

17) e-Commerce Options

Under CSSIgniter Settings > e-Commerce Options you can customize the number of columns and products on shop pages, enable or disable related products and more.

18) Widgets

The theme features eleven custom widgets specially crafted to help you display your content. They can be found under Appearance > Widgets
widgets
Below each widget there is a small description which describes their 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

El Greco

About El Greco

El Greco is a travel guide theme for WordPress. It allows you to display your content via the standard WordPress posts you know and love. Each post has been customized to give you the ability to add a review score or a hot-word to highlight the post. More on these below.

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 El Greco are:

  • Homepage slider: 945x570px
  • Homepage slider background: 1920x750px
  • Post thumbnail: 750x475px

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 El Greco by clicking here

Importing widgets

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

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

Setting up your theme

1) Creating theme pages

  1. “Home” this will serve as your homepage, assign to it either the “Frontpage” template from the “Page attributes” panel.
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create it, no further action needed.
  3. “Contact” (optional) here you can place your contact form which you will create using the Contact Form 7 plugin.

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

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

ReadingSettings

2) Populating your blog

On El Greco posts are the primary way you’ll use to display your content. To add new posts to your blog, go to Posts > Add New and follow the steps below

  1. Give a title to your post,
  2. Place your text in the content editor,
  3. Upload a featured image by clicking “Set featured image” on the Featured Image panel,
  4. Add a category to the post, if you so desire, from the respective panels
  5. 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.
  6. Next move to the Rating panel and either add a number or a featured word.
    rating
  7. Posts can be added in the homepage’s slider, to do that you can use the Slider Details metabox.
    post_slider
    Check the box, add a subtitle and select a secondary image or solid color for the slider’s background.

You are done, you can publish the post.

To create categories for your posts go to Posts > Categories and create some. Notice the Icon box just above the Add New Category, you can assign a FontAwesome icon to your categories which will appear when using the CI Categories widget, follow the instructions above the text box to set the icon.

3) Adding Slider items

To add items to your homepage’s slider go to Slideshow > new Slide, set a title for the slider item and upload a featured image (which will be the image displayed on the homepage). Next move to the Slider Detailsslider_details panel, give the slider a subtitle, a custom link and change the ‘Learn More’ button text if you so desire, here you can also assign a secondary image or a solid color for the slider’s background. Finally, publish the slider item. Homepage slider behavior can be controlled under CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options.

4) Creating your menu

Now that your content is in place, you need to set up the menus. Go to Appearance > Menus and create two menus, one for the header and your main menu. Customize each one by adding menu items to it and then go to “Manage Locations”, set the menus on their respective positions and save.

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

5) Adding content to your Homepage

The homepage on El Greco consists of the slider and the Homepage widgetized area. You can access this area and add content to it in Appearance > Widgets.

Duplicate the demo’s layout

On the demo’s homepage we have a post set to appear on the slider and some widgets in the Homepage sidebar. These are five CI Category widgets displaying three posts from a particular category each in a three column layout.

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.

7) Custom Widgets

The theme features eight 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.

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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OlympusInn

About OlympusInn

OlympusInn is a WordPress theme designed for hotels and resorts. It allows you to display your content primarily by using the six custom post types available. These are “Rooms”, “Galleries”, “Attractions”, “Videos”, “Testimonials”, “Services” and “Slideshow”. The above act as standard WordPress posts or pages but each of them has extra fields or custom layout which differentiates 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.

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 Olympus Inn theme are:

  • Fullwidth homepage slider: 1920×850
  • Room slider: 1092×508
  • CI Item Widget (frontpage widgets featured images): 750×660
  • Single post featured image: 750×440
  • Blog listing featured image: 750×660
  • Header image: 1920×300
  • CI Hero: 1092px 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.

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

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

Setting up your theme

1) Creating theme pages

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

  1. Home this will serve as your homepage, assign to it either the Home page template from the Page attributes panel on the right.
  2. Blog this will be your posts page. Just create it, no further action needed.
  3. Contact here you can place your contact form which you will create using the Contact Form 7 plugin. Assign to it the Contact page template, a new panel named Contact Optionscontact_options
  4. will appear, select your hotel’s location on the map and fill in the map marker info, finally publish the page.
  5. Booking your booking form will be placed here, apply the Booking Page 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.
  6. Gallery Listing this page will display your galleries. Apply the Galleries Listing template from the page attributes panel, in the Gallery Listing Optionsgallery_listing_options
  7. panel that appears you can select whether you will display all your galleries or just one category, the number of columns for the listing page and finally the number of items you want to display per page.
  8. Room Listing this page will display your rooms. Apply the Rooms Listing template from the page attributes panel and proceed to the Room Listing Optionsroom_listing_options
  9. panel to select which room categories to display (if not all), the number of columns, whether or not to display only rooms on offer and the number of rooms per page.
  10. Services Listing this page will display your services. Apply the Services Listing template from the page attributes panel, in the Service Listing Optionsservice_listing_options
  11. panel that appears you can select whether you will display all your services or just one category, the number of columns for the listing page and finally the number of items you want to display per page.
  12. Attractions Listing this page will display your attractions. Apply the Attractions Listing template from the page attributes panel, in the Attraction Listing Optionsattraction_listing_options
  13. panel that appears you can select whether you will display all your attractions or just one category, the number of columns for the listing page and finally the number of items you want to display per page.
  14. Video Listing this page will display your videos. Apply the Videos Listing template from the page attributes panel, in the Video Listing Optionsvideo_listing_options
  15. panel that appears you can select whether you will display all your videos or just one category, the number of columns for the listing page and finally the number of items you want to display per page.

(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 Detailsroom_details

panel. Here you can add images to your room’s slider (please read the “Creating Galleries” section below, first), add the room’s amenities, add a price and let visitors know if current price is an offer.
(TIP, under CSSIgniter Settings > Section/Button titles) you can set the room price format and offer textroom_section.

4) 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 from the Gallery settingsgallery_settings panel below the main text editor.

5) Adding Attractions

To add an attraction go to Attractions > Add New. Add the attraction’s name as a title, any text necessary and upload a featured image. In the Attraction Details panel you can upload images related to the attraction to create a gallery (please read the Creating Galleries section below, first), when finished, publish the item.

6) Adding Videos

To add a video go to Videos > Add New. Add the video’s name as a title, any text necessary and upload a featured image. In the Video Details panel add the URL to your video and when finished, publish the item.

7) Adding Testimonials

To create a new Testimonial, go to Testimonials > New Testimonial, set the author’s name as the title, and the testimonial’s text in the content box, finally, publish it. Testimonials can be used in any widgetized area you like by using the “CI Testimonials” widget.

8) Adding Services

To add a service go to Services > Add New. Add the service’s name as a title, any text necessary and upload a featured image, when finished, publish the item.

9) Adding Slider items

To add items to your homepage’s slider go to Slideshow > new Slide, set a title for the slider item and upload a featured image (which will be the image displayed on the homepage). Next move to the Slider Details
slider_details

panel, give the slider a subtitle, a custom link and change the ‘Learn More’ button text if you so desire. Finally, publish the slider item. Homepage slider behavior can be controlled under CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options.

10) Creating your menu

Now that your content is in place, you need to set up the menus. OlympusInn’s main navigation is split in two parts, one part on either side of the logo. Go to Appearance > Menus and create two menus, name them “Left menu” and “Right menu”. Customize each one by adding menu items to it and then go to “Manage Locations”, set the menus on their respective positions and save.
You can also set up the two footer menus in a similar fashion, you can either display the same menu or create different ones for the footer.

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

11) Adding content to your Homepage

The homepage on OlympusInn consists of the slider and the Homepage widgetized area. You can access this area and add content to it in Appearance > Widgets.

Duplicate the demo’s layout

On the demo’s homepage we have three slider items, one CI Items widget displaying three rooms in a three column layout, a CI Testimonials widget displaying one testimonial, a CI Hero and finally a CI Items widget displaying a gallery an attraction and a service in a three column layout.

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.

13) Setting up the weather

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

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

Moment

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.

Setting up your theme

1) Creating theme pages

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

  1. “Home” this will serve as your homepage, assign to it either the “Homepage Template” from the “Page attributes” panel.
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create it, no further action needed.
  3. “Contact” (optional) here you can place your contact form which you will create using the Contact Form 7 plugin.

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

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

ReadingSettings

2) Populating your blog

Moment is all about posts, so let’s see how you can add some. Go to Posts > Add New. Start by giving the post a title and add your text in the text editor. Then add a featured image and move to the Layout panel below the main editor.
layout
Here you can select the post’s layout and the width of the post’s featured image on the homepage.
Available post layouts are:

  1. Content on the left: The post’s content appears on the left hand side with the featured image on the right.
  2. Content on the right: The post’s content appears on the right hand side with the featured image on the left.
  3. Centered – Fixed width: The post’s content appears centered with the featured image above it.
  4. Centered – Full width: The post’s content appears centered with the featured image above it taking up all the available screen width.

Available widths for featured images on the homepage are:

  1. Normal square, 425px by default
  2. Double square, 850px by default
  3. Wide, 425px by default
  4. Tall, 850px by default
  5. Random

Quote boxes: If you want to recreate a quote box like the ones you see on the demo, just wrap your text in blockquote, like this

<blockquote>“Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, an choro epicuri sea, ad vis falli petentium. Pro at eius ponderum. Odio volutpat no mel, autem vituperata an ius, lorem accommodare sed ad. Unum luptatum quo ad, qui malis repudiandae no. Temporibus complectitur cu quo, pri liber laoreet maluisset ad, usu tota epicurei efficiendi at. Sit ex inermis abhorreant, ut copiosae legendos eam, eu vis soleat euripidis. Ea sed congue utroque, tempor oblique ponderum usu ad, sensibus suscipiantur ex vel..”

<cite>— Author name </cite> </blockquote>

Once you are done, you can publish the post.

3) 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)

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

Useful Plugins

  • CSSIgniter Shortcodes you can use our custom made shortcode plugin to help you create a variety of layouts and elements on your site. Instructions can be found here.
  • 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.

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes for the Moment theme are:

  • Post thumbnail: 500x350px
  • Single post narrow thumbnail: 555x600px
  • Single post full fixed thumbnail: 1140x500px
  • Single post full width thumbnail: 1920x1000px
  • Related post thumbnail: 400x265px
  • Front page normal square: 400x425px
  • Front page double square: 800x850px
  • Front page tall thumbnail: 400x850px
  • Front page wide thumbnail: 800x425px

Resto

About Resto

Resto is a WordPress theme for restaurants that allows you to display your menu (food or drink items), events, and your customers’ testimonials you might have, mostly by using four different Custom Post Types: Slider Items, Menu Items, Events and Testimonials. 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.

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 Resto theme are:

  • Post thumbnail: 690x437px
  • Header image: 1920x160px
  • Homepage slider: 1140x600px
  • Page slider: 945x500px
  • Menu Specials: 690x306px
  • CI Testimonials widget thumbs: 130x130px
  • CI Split Custom widget thumbs: 750x750px

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.
  • WP Instagram Widget: Use this plugin to help you display your Instagram feed in any of the theme’s sidebars.
  • WordPress Jetpack: Jetpack is a very popular plugin published by Automattic which offers a variety of features for your site. Among them are the ability to create contact forms, add sharing buttons and create tiled galleries.

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 Resto by clicking here

Importing widgets

You can also import the widgets you see on the theme’s demo. To do that, you need the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin. To install it go to Plugins > Add new search for widget importer exporter and install the plugin. Activate it and go to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter click choose file and upload the resto_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.

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. “Contact” here you can place your contact form, apply the “Contact Page” template. To add a form to the page use the Contact Form 7 or Jetpack plugin and to add a map follow the instructions in the Contact Options panel that appears below the main editor, after the template is selected.
  4. “Menu” this page will serve as your menu listing page, apply the Menu Listing or the Menu Listing with images template to it. Once a menu listing template is selected the Menu Listing options panel will appear below the main text editor, here you can make your listing page display only one menu category, instead of all items, or make it display or hide the specials.
  5. “Events” this page will host your events. Apply to it the Events Listing template. In the Events Listing Options panel that appears once you select the template you can select which and how many events you want to display.
  6. “Reservations” this page will host a form from which your visitors can send reservation requests for your various events. Apply to it the Reservation Page template to it and publish the page.
  7. Slider & Video templates The theme also has a slider and a video template, you can use each one to display a simple page with a slider on the top and your content or a video with your content below it.

(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 slideshow items

To add items to your homepage’s slider go to Slideshow > Add New, set a title for the slider item and upload a featured image (which will be the image displayed on the homepage, images for the slider should be at least 1140x600px), then in the “Slider Details” panel you can optionally set a URL to which the user will be redirected when clicking on the slide and customize the slider button’s wording, finally, publish the slider item. Slider speed and autoslide functionality can be adjusted under CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options.

4) Adding menu items

  1. First, you need to create some categories for your menu items. From your admin panel, go to Menu > Menu Categories, and then create some categories such as Appetizers, Main Dishes, Desserts and Drinks.
  2. Then, you need to create the actual goods. Go to Menu > New Menu Item and enter the title (e.g. Bloody Mary), on the main content box enter the description (e.g. A bloody-red spicy cocktail with tomato-juice and Tabasco), select the Menu Category that it belongs into (Drinks), add a Featured Image by clicking on Set featured image and move to the Menu Item Details panel below.
  3. Here you can set a short description for your item and choose to mark it as special if required. Below you can set prices for various sizes of the dish or volumes of a drink. Finally you have the ability to add additional information about the dish, i.e. if it has a vegetarian alternative, or if it is suitable for diabetics etc.

5) Adding events

To create a new event go to Events > New Event. Give the event a title, add a featured image and its description in the editor text box, then move to the Event Settings panel below. In the Event Details tab you can set a subtitle for your event, its date and time, if it’s a recurring event, you can mark it as such. Next in the Event Information tab you can add additional information, such as an admission price, the event’s location, event duration, venue capacity etc.

6) Adding testimonials

To add a testimoial go to Testimonials > Add New, set a title for it (the author’s name), a featured image and then in the “Testimonial Details” panel you can add a byline for the testimonial’s author, such as a work description etc.

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) Setting up your homepage

The homepage on Resto consists of the slideshow items and a widgetized area to provide maximum flexibility on the content to be displayed. The widgetized area can be accessed under Appearance > Widgets > Front Page Widgets.

Duplicating the demo’s layout

The homepage on the theme’s demo consists of a single slider item followed by a few widgets, these are: A Ci Info displaying business relevant information, a CI Split Custom displaying some info about the Chef, a CI Handpicked widget, displaying three menu items with the ‘Big on left, two right’ layout selected. Next is a CI Testimonials sliding between three testimonial items. Following is a CI Upcoming Events displaying five events and finally another CI Info widget.

TIP: For a more detailed guide on how to use our widgets to structure your homepage have a look at this blog post.

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

10) Setting a default header image

Under Appearance > CSSIgniter Settings > Appearance Options you can set the default header background image for all your pages, in the ‘Header Display’ box.

11) Widgets

The theme features thirteen custom widgets specially crafted to help you display your content. They can be found under Appearance > Widgets
widgets
Below each widget there is a small description which describes their 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

Space9

About Space9

Space9 is a business theme for WordPress. It is aimed at all company types and professionals, or it can be used as a standalone portfolio/blog theme. It features custom post types like Features, Services, Team Members, Portfolios, Testimonials and Partners. The homepage is comprised of the homepage slider and a fullwidth custom widget area 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.

WooCommerce

To enable eCommerce functionality for your website you need to install and activate the WooCommerce plugin by WooThemes. You can download the plugin free of charge from the WordPress Plugin Repository. For installation and usage instructions please refer to the plugin’s documentation.

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

Also go to WooCommerce > Settings and in the Products tab set the image sizes that best fit your shop under the Product Image Sizes section, in case you need different values than the theme sets by default.

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes for the Space9 theme are:

  • Blog thumbnail: 750x430px
  • Homepage slider: 1920x550px
  • Team listing thumb: 500x500px
  • CI Item widget thumbs: 750x560px
  • CI Split Custom widget thumbs: 555x380px
  • Testimonial thumb: 130x130px

Please keep in mind that any image uploaded should be larger than 750px for best results, and generally for each section at least larger or equal than its recommended width.

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.
  • WP Instagram Widget: Use this plugin to help you display your Instagram feed in any of the theme’s sidebars.
  • One Click Import : Use this plugin to help you import your content with just one click.

Importing Sample Content using One Click Import

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

From your WordPress dashboard

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

From WordPress.org

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

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

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

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

Importing sample content manually

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 Space9 by clicking here

Importing widgets

You can also import the widgets you see on the theme’s demo. To do that, you need the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin. To install it go to Plugins > Add new search for widget importer exporter and install the plugin. Activate it and go to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter click choose file and upload the space9_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 basic pages

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

  1. “Home” this will serve as your homepage, assign to it the “Frontpage Template” page template from the “Page attributes” panel and publish the page.
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create and publish a blank default page named “Blog” (or whatever you wish to name it) without adding any content, no further action needed for now.
  3. “Contact” here you can place your contact form which you will create using the Contact Form 7 plugin.
  4. “Features” in this page you will list your features, apply to it the Post Type Listing template. From the Listing Options panel that appears once the template is set, select Features, then select column or sidebar based listing (if available), select the column number, the number of items you want to show on the listing page or enable the isotope filtering system, then publish the page.
  5. “Partners” in this page you will list your partners, apply to it the Post Type Listing template. From the Listing Options panel that appears once the template is set, select Partners, then select column or sidebar based listing (if available), select the column number, the number of items you want to show on the listing page or enable the isotope filtering system, then publish the page.
  6. “Portfolio” in this page you will list your portfolio items, apply to it the Post Type Listing template. From the Listing Options panel that appears once the template is set, select Portfolio, then select column or sidebar based listing (if available), select the column number, the number of items you want to show on the listing page or enable the isotope filtering system, then publish the page.
  7. “Services” in this page you will list your services, apply to it the Post Type Listing template. From the Listing Options panel that appears once the template is set, select Services, then select column or sidebar based listing (if available), select the column number, the number of items you want to show on the listing page or enable the isotope filtering system, then publish the page.
  8. “Team” this page will display your team members, apply to it the Post Type Listing template. From the Listing Options panel that appears once the template is set, select Team, then select column or sidebar based listing (if available), select the column number, the number of items you want to show on the listing page or enable the isotope filtering system, then publish the page.

(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 Slideshow items

To add items to your homepage’s slider go to Slideshow > Add New, set a title for the slider item and upload a featured image (which will be the image displayed on the homepage, images for the slider should be at least 1920×550), add text in the text editor (optional), then in the “Slider Details” panel you can optionally set a URL to which the user will be redirected when clicking on the slide button, change the button’s text or use a URL to a video which will be displayed on the slider item, , finally, publish the slider item. Slider speed and autoslide functionality can be adjusted under CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options.

4) Adding portfolio items

To add a new portfolio item go to Portfolio > Add New. Set a featured image from the panel on the right, fill in any text you have for the portfolio item and move to the Portfolio Details panel below. If your portfolio item is a video item place the video’s URL in the Video URL box. If you don’t have a video and want to use photographs instead, upload them via the Gallery Settings (have a look at the end of this document for more info on gallery creation). Finally you need to select the layout of your portfolio item from the Portfolio Template drop down the Image Array will display your images one below the other and the Image Slideshow will create a slider.
Finally you have to fill in Project Details. Click the Add Field button to create a new field, you can enter client name, date of creation, suggested price, pretty much anything you like. Finally you can add an external URL, if available, to demonstrate your product.
TIP: The number of portfolio items on listing pages, the category filtering system can be controlled in the Listing Details panel when creating the listing template.

5) Adding Feature items

To add a feature go to Features > Add New, set a title for it and upload a featured image, then in the “Feature Details” panel you can select where the featured image will appear and add an icon from the FontAwesome pack to the item.

6) Adding Services

To create a service go to Services > Add New, set a title for it and upload a featured image, then in the “Service Details” panel you can select where the featured image will appear and provide an icon for it by following the instructions and using the FontAwesome set.

7) Adding Team Members

To add a team member go to Team > Add New, set a title for it (the person’s name) and upload a featured image, then in the “Member Details” panel you can select where the featured image will appear, set an icon from the FontAwesome set, the person’s job title(optional) and add links to the person’s social profiles (follow the on-screen instructions to add the icons, the functionality is similar to the one provided by the Socials Ignited plugin).

8) Adding Testimonials

To add a testimonial go to Testimonials > Add New, set a title for it (the author’s name), then in the “Testimonial Details” panel you can add a byline for the testimonial’s author, such as a work description etc.

9) Adding Partners

To add a partner go to Partner > Add New, set a title for it and upload a featured image, then in the “Partner Details” panel you can select where the featured image will appear.

10) Adding products

(optional – only if you choose to use WooCommerce)
The most important thing of your e-shop are your products, to add them check this detailed guide provided by WooThemes here.

11) 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)

12) Setting up your homepage

The homepage on Space9 consists of the slideshow items and a widgetized area to provide maximum flexibility on the content to be displayed. The widgetized area can be accessed under Appearance > Widgets > Front Page Widgets.

Duplicating the demo’s layout

The homepage on the demo consists of three slideshow items and a few widgets. These are: One CI Items displaying six service post types in a three column layout. One CI Split Content displaying a single page, one CI Items displaying four team members on a four column layout, one CI Split Content displaying a single page, one CI Items displaying three feature items on a three column layout, one CI Testimonials displaying three random testimonials, one CI Headlines the titles of three posts, one CI Hero with a bit of text, one CI Items displaying three portfolio items in a three column layout and finally a CI Contact Page displaying your site’s contact page in a widget.

TIP: For a more detailed guide on how to use our widgets to structure your homepage have a look at this blog post.

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).

14) Adding a Header message

You can display a message, such as your telephone number by adding the required information in the Header message box under CSSIgniter Settings > Site Options. To make a clickable link which calls your number on mobile devices you can use something like this in the box
<i class="fa fa-phone"></i> CALL NOW: +12345 67879 or <a href="tel:+0123456789">Click here to call us!</a>

15) e-Commerce Options

Under CSSIgniter Settings > e-Commerce Options you can customize the number of columns and products on shop pages, enable or disable related products and more.

16) Widgets

The theme features ten custom widgets specially crafted to help you display your content. They can be found under Appearance > Widgets
widgets
Below each widget there is a small description which describes their 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

Business3ree

About Business3ree

Business3ree is a business theme for WordPress. It is aimed at all company types and professionals, or it can be used as a standalone portfolio/blog theme. It features custom post types like Features, Services, Team Members, Portfolios, Testimonials and Partners. The homepage is comprised of the homepage slider and a fullwidth custom widget area 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.

WooCommerce

To enable eCommerce functionality for your website you need to install and activate the WooCommerce plugin by WooThemes. You can download the plugin free of charge from the WordPress Plugin Repository. For installation and usage instructions please refer to the plugin’s documentation.

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

Also go to WooCommerce > Settings and in the Products tab set the image sizes that best fit your shop under the Product Image Sizes section, in case you need different values than the theme sets by default.

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes for the Business3ree theme are:

  • Blog thumbnail: 750x450px
  • Homepage slider: 1920x550px
  • Header background images: 1920x350px
  • CI Item widget thumbs: 750x560px
  • CI Split Custom widget thumbs: 555x320px

Please keep in mind that any image uploaded should be larger than 750px for best results, and generally for each section at least larger or equal than its recommended width..

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.
  • WP Instagram Widget: Use this plugin to help you display your Instagram feed in any of the theme’s sidebars.
  • One Click Import : Use this plugin to help you import your content with just one click.

Importing Sample Content using One Click Import

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

From your WordPress dashboard

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

From WordPress.org

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

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

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

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

Importing sample content manually

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 Business3ree by clicking here

Importing widgets

You can also import the widgets you see on the theme’s demo. To do that, you need the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin. To install it go to Plugins > Add new search for widget importer exporter and install the plugin. Activate it and go to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter click choose file and upload the business3ree_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 basic pages

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

  1. “Home” this will serve as your homepage, assign to it the “Frontpage Template” page template from the “Page attributes” panel and publish the page.
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create and publish a blank default page named “Blog” (or whatever you wish to name it) without adding any content, no further action needed for now.
  3. “Contact” here you can place your contact form which you will create using the Contact Form 7 plugin.
  4. “Features” in this page you will list your features, apply to it the Features Listing template.
  5. “Partners” in this page you will list your partners, apply to it the Partners Listing template.
  6. “Portfolio” in this page you will list your portfolio items, apply to it the Portfolio Listing template. Use the Portfolio Listing Details panel to control how many columns you want for your listing page.
  7. “Services” in this page you will list your services, apply to it the Services 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 Slideshow items

To add items to your homepage’s slider go to Slideshow > Add New, set a title for the slider item and upload a featured image (which will be the image displayed on the homepage, images for the slider should be at least 1920×550), then in the “Slider Details” panel you can optionally set a URL to which the user will be redirected when clicking on the slide or the URL to a video which will be displayed on the slider item, , finally, publish the slider item. Slider speed and autoslide functionality can be adjusted under CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options.

4) Adding portfolio items

To add a new portfolio item go to Portfolio > Add New. Set a featured image from the panel on the right, fill in any text you have for the portfolio item and move to the Portfolio Details panel below. If your portfolio item is a video item place the video’s URL in the Video URL box. If you don’t have a video and want to use photographs instead, upload them via the Gallery Settings (have a look at the end of this document for more info on gallery creation). Finally you need to select the layout of your portfolio item from the Portfolio Template drop down the Image Array will display your images one below the other and the Image Slideshow will create a slider.
Finally you have to fill in Project Details. Click the Add Field button to create a new field, you can enter client name, date of creation, suggested price, pretty much anything you like. Finally you can add an external URL, if available, to demonstrate your product.
TIP: The number of portfolio items on listing pages, the category filtering system and the appearance or not of related items can be controlled under CSSIgniter Settings > Display Options > Portfolio Options

5) Adding Feature items

To add a feature go to Features > Add New, set a title for it and upload a featured image, then in the “Feature Details” panel you can select where the featured image will appear.

6) Adding Services

To create a service go to Services > Add New, set a title for it and upload a featured image, then in the “Service Details” panel you can select where the featured image will appear and provide an icon for it by following the instructions and using the FontAwesome set.

7) Adding Team Members

To add a team member go to Team > Add New, set a title for it (the person’s name) and upload a featured image, then in the “Member Details” panel you can select where the featured image will appear, the person’s job title(optional) and add links to the person’s social profiles (follow the on-screen instructions to add the icons, the functionality is similar to the one provided by the Socials Ignited plugin).

8) Adding Testimonials

To add a testimoial go to Testimonials > Add New, set a title for it (the author’s name), then in the “Testimonial Details” panel you can add a byline for the testimonial’s author, such as a work description etc.

9) Adding Partners

To add a partner go to Partner > Add New, set a title for it and upload a featured image, then in the “Partner Details” panel you can select where the featured image will appear.

10) Adding products

(optional – only if you choose to use WooCommerce)
The most important thing of your e-shop are your products, to add them check this detailed guide provided by WooThemes here.

11) 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)

12) Setting up your homepage

The homepage on Business3ree consists of the slideshow items and a widgetized area to provide maximum flexibility on the content to be displayed. The widgetized area can be accessed under Appearance > Widgets > Front Page Widgets.

Duplicating the demo’s layout

The homepage on the demo consists of three slideshow items and a few widgets. These are: One CI Items displaying four service post types in a four column layout. One CI Split Content displaying a single feature item, one CI Items displaying six portfolio items in a three column layout, one CI Testimonials displaying three random testimonials, one CI Hero with a bit of text, one CI Items displaying three team members in a three column layout and finally a CI Hero displaying a bit of text, but this time with the parallax effect turned on ( to use it click on the “Custom Colors” button and apply a background image in the appropriate box).

TIP: For a more detailed guide on how to use our widgets to structure your homepage have a look at this blog post.

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).

14) Adding a Header message

You can display a message, such as your telephone number by adding the required information in the Header message box under CSSIgniter Settings > Display Options. To make a clickable link which calls your number on mobile devices you can use something like this in the box
<i class="fa fa-phone"></i> CALL NOW: +12345 67879 or <a href="tel:+0123456789">Click here to call us!</a>

15) e-Commerce Options

Under CSSIgniter Settings > e-Commerce Options you can customize the number of columns and products on shop pages, enable or disable related products and more.

16) Header image display

Under CSSIgniter Settings > Appearance Options you can set a site-wide header image. This can be overwritten in individual pages by pasting a custom image URL in the “Header Image” box in the “Page Details” panel.

17) Widgets

The theme features ten custom widgets specially crafted to help you display your content. They can be found under Appearance > Widgets
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Below each widget there is a small description which describes their 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

Cousteau

About Cousteau

Cousteau is a travel theme for WordPress. It is suited for travel agents and related professionals. It’s built to help you manage and display your packages in a functional and beautiful. This is done by using the specially crafted Packages post type. A Testimonials post type is also available to help you showcase your clients’ opinions. The above act as standard WordPress posts or pages but each of them has extra fields or custom layout which differentiates 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.

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 Cousteau theme are:

  • Default post thumbnail size: 400x400px
  • Blog thumbnail: 690x400px
  • Homepage slider: 1920x550px
  • Header background images: 1920x300px
  • Package slider: 950x450px
  • Main box thumbnail (used on CI Item/s widgets and on the package search results page): 800x600px

Please keep in mind that any image uploaded should be larger than 800px for best results, and generally for each section at least larger or equal than its recommended width. For example,  the images of an inner slider of a package should be 450px in height but more importantly they should be equal or larger than 950px in width.

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.
  • WP Instagram Widget: Use this plugin to help you display your Instagram feed in any of the theme’s sidebars.

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 Cousteau by clicking here

Importing widgets

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

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

Setting up your theme

1) Creating theme pages

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

  1. “Home” this will serve as your homepage, assign to it either the “Frontpage” 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. “Contact” here you can place your contact form which you will create using the Contact Form 7 plugin.
  4. “Package Search Page” this page will list the package search results, apply the “Packages Search Page” template. Once the page is published go to CSSIgniter Settings > Package Options and set it as your “Package Search Pages”, while you are here you can modify the text on the search button, if you so desire.

(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 Packages

The package post type features four taxonomies, these are Destinations, Types, Duration and Price Range. Start by visiting each one of them and add the appropriate terms to each one. For example under Duration you can add the lengths under which your packages will be categorized, i.e. “Three Days”, “A Week”, “Two Weeks” etc. Similarly for Types, you can set the number of persons each package can accomodate, i.e. “Single”, “Couple”, “Family” etc.
If you decide you don’t need one or more of the four taxonomies you can disable them under CSSIgniter Settings > Package Options.

Once the categorization options are set up, go to Packages > Add New to start creating your packages. Start by giving the package item a title, some text if necessary and a featured image. Then move on to the Package Details metabox.
package_details
Here you can set the duration and price of the package. You can also set it as an offer and make its featured image appear on the homepage’s slider. The information set above, along with the selected taxonomies for each package, will appear on the homepage’s and single package’s slider, along with some descriptive icons, for example this is the display on the single package view:
single_package
The images can be modified under CSSIgniter Settings > Package Options by following the instructions in the “Package Taxonomy Options” panel.

Next we move to the Itinerary panel.
itinerary
Here you can set the package’s itinerary, separated by countries/cities/places visited or on a time schedule like days or weeks. Start by giving the desired title to the itinerary section and then click the Add Field button. On the box that appears add a title, a subtitle and a small description for your first itinerary stop, then either click the Add Field button again or move to the next panel if you are done adding itinerary items. As stated in the panel’s description, the itinerary won’t appear by default. You will have to add the
[package-itinerary]
shortcode in your text editor, on the line you want the itinerary to appear.

Moving on, we have the Included – Not Included panel. Here you can display to your clients what is included in the package and what is not. The procedure for adding items is the same as before with the itinerary. Set a title for the included and one for the not included sections and add items to each one, using the Add Field button. Again, you will need to use a shortcode if you want to display the Included/Not Included section, this time the shortcode is
[package-includes]
You can select to either display only the included or the excluded items by using the shortcode like this:
[package-includes show="included"]
or
[package-includes show="excluded"]

Next we have the Maps – Videos panel. Follow the instructions closely to help you add a map and/or embed a video item to your package.

Once you are done with the above, your add the package in the various categories we created earlier. This is done by checking the appropriate boxes from the sidebar on the right.
taxonomies

Finally publish the package and move to the next one.

4) Adding Testimonials

To create a new Testimonial, go to Testimonials > New Testimonial, set the author’s name as the title, and the testimonial’s text in the content box, finally, publish it. Testimonials can be used in any widgetized area you like by using the “CI Item” widget.

5) Populating the Slider

Below the text editor in pages, posts and packages, you will find a metabox which, if checked, will display the current item’s featured image on the homepage’s slider.

pack_slider

page_slider

post_slider

The slider’s behavior can be controlled under CSSIgniter Settings > Homepage Options.

6) Setting up your homepage

The homepage on Cousteau consists of the slider (see above on how to populate it) and from a widgetized area named Front Page Widgets. The area is accessible under Appearance > Widgets

Duplicating the demo’s homepage layout

The homepage on the theme’s demo displays three packages on the homepage slider. In the Front Page Widgets widgetized area we have a CI Items widget, displaying six packages, a CI Testimonials widget displaying three testimonials and finally, another CI Items widget displaying three more packages.

7) Creating your menu

Now that your content is in place, you need to set up the menus. Go to Appearance > Menus and create a menu, name it “main menu”, customize it by adding menu items and then go to “Manage Locations”, set the menu on the main menu position and save.
You can also set up the footer menu in a similar fashion, you can either display the same menu or create a different one for the footer.

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

8) Setting a Header Image

You can set a custom header background image for each post/page/package by pasting the URL to the image you wish to use in the Header background metabox located below the main text editor.
header_bg

A default header image can be set under CSSIgniter Settings > Appearance Options, by uploading an image or pasting the image’s URL in the Header Display box.

9) Adding a Header message

You can display a message, such as your telephone number by adding the required information in the Header message box under CSSIgniter Settings > Display Options. To make a clickable link which calls your number on mobile devices you can use something like this in the box
<i class="fa fa-phone"></i> CALL NOW: +12345 67879 or <a href="tel:+0123456789">Click here to call us!</a>

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).

11) Widgets

The theme features nine custom widgets specially crafted to help you display your content. They can be found under Appearance > Widgets
widgets
Below each widget there is a small description which describes their 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

Philoxenia

About Philoxenia

Philoxenia is a WordPress theme designed for hotels and resorts. It allows you to display your content primarily by using the four custom post types available. These are “Rooms”, “Galleries”, “Videos” and “Slider Items”. The above act as standard WordPress posts or pages but each of them has extra fields or custom layout which differentiates 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.

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 Philoxenia theme are:

  • Default post thumbnail: 750x500px
  • Header image: 1920x245px
  • Fullwidth homepage slider: 1920x485px
  • Room Slider: 1140x500px
  • CI Item Widget (frontpage widgets featured images): 700×500

Please keep in mind that any image uploaded should be larger than 700px for best results, and generally for each section at least larger or equal than its recommended width. For example,  the images of an inner slider of a room should be 425px in height but more importantly they should be equal or larger than 1140px in width.

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 Philoxenia by clicking here

Importing widgets

You can also import the widgets you see on the theme’s demo. To do that, you need the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin. To install it go to Plugins > Add new search for widget importer exporter and install the plugin. Activate it and go to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter click choose file and upload the philoxenia_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 and publish it.
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create it, no further action needed.
  3. “Contact” here you can place your contact form which you will create using the Contact Form 7 plugin.
  4. “Booking” your booking form will be placed here, apply the “Booking form” template. Once you publish the page go to CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options select the Booking page, fill in the e-mail you want your booking inquiries sent to and save changes.
  5. “Gallery Listing” this page will display your galleries. Three layouts are available, a two column, a three column and a four column one, just apply the corresponding “Gallery listing X Columnss” template from the page attributes panel.
  6. “Room Listing” this page will display your rooms. Similarly to the galleries, there are three available templates, select the one you like by applying the “Room listing X Columns” template.
  7. “Videos Listing” this page will display your videos. Again apply one of the three available Video Listing X 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 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 from the Gallery settings panel below the main text editor.

4) 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 Galleries” section below, first), add the room’s amenities, add a price and let visitors know if current price is an offer.

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), enter any text you might want to show when the single slider item is viewed (please notice that any text entered here will appear only if you leave the URL box blank in the slider settings below). Next move to the Slider Details panel and give the slider a custom link (optional). Finally, publish the slider item. Homepage slider behavior can be controlled under CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options.

6) Adding Videos

To add a new Video, go to Videos > Add New, give it a title and move to the Video Settings panel, paste the URL to your video and publish the item.

7) Creating your menu

Now that your content is in place, you need to set up the menu. Go to Appearance > Menus and create your main menu, customize it by adding menu items to it and then go to “Manage Locations”, set it as your main menu.

(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 Philoxenia features one widgetized area, called “Homepage” directly below the slider, here you can place any content you might want to display on the homepage, via the available widgets. You can access this area and add content to it in Appearance > Widgets. On the homepage you’ll also find the Newsletter subscription box, this can be configured under CSSIgniter Settings > Newsletter Options. If you’d like to hide it, you can go to Newsletter Options and make sure the Action URL box is completely empty.

Duplicate the demo’s layout

The demo’s homepage consists of three (3) slider items, below it we have the booking bar. Next the Homepage Sidebar which hosts three (3) widgets, these are three CI Item widgets, displaying a room each. Below the homepage sidebar you’ll find the newsletter subscription bar.

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).

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