Hartee

Theme Installation

The easiest way to install the theme, is by accessing your WordPress admin panel, then go to Appearance Themes. Select the Install Themes tab and click the Upload link located just below the tab’s name. Click on Browse… and select the WordPress theme zip file you just downloaded. Then click the Install Now button, and after a few seconds, your new theme should be installed. Click activate and the theme is ready to use.

In order to install the theme manually, or in case you have trouble installing it through the admin panel, you have to unzip the WordPress theme’s zip file on your computer, and upload via FTP the resulting theme folder into your WordPress installation themes folder (wp-content/themes). Then, from the WordPress admin go to Appearance Themes. The theme should be available in your themes list. Click activate.

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

Getting started

The easiest way to get started and find your way around using this theme, is by installing it into a fresh WordPress installation.

If you need to install sample content, the theme provides a link to the zip file containing the sample content xml for Hartee, at the very bottom of the Site Options panel. Once you’ve downloaded it you need to go to Tool > Import and install the WordPress Import plugin, then upload your file and hit Import. Please note that the sample content does not contain widgets or options, these must be set manually.

It is strongly advised that you do this on a clean WordPress installation, without any previous and/or precious data. Under no circumstances we can be help responsible for total or partial data loss, so please be careful. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Theme features

Post formats

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

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

    You can also paste in the same box, the embed codes given by unsupported websites. YouTube is supported, but for the sake of example:

    <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4Z9WVZddH9w" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe>
    
    and
    <object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" value="https://www.youtube.com/v/4Z9WVZddH9w?version=3&#038;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="https://www.youtube.com/v/4Z9WVZddH9w?version=3&#038;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

    should also both work if pasted in the input box.

  • Audio: This post format, allows you to embed an audio player by simply pasting a URL to an MP3 file. You can either upload the audio file via the WordPress Media Gallery and use it, or type any URL to an audio file. Supported audio file formats are: .mp3, .mp4, .m4a, .ogg and .oga, but we recommend that you always use .mp3 files for maximum compatibility across browsers.
  • Quote: This post format allows you to post a quote, with proper attribution to the source. You enter the quote on the Quoted text box, the name of the person who said it on the Cite box, and optionally the URL of the webpage that you took the quote from in the Citation URL box.
  • Link: This post format is mostly about external sources. You enter any URL you want in the URL: input, and the post’s main header links to this URL instead of the post’s permalink. The permalink can still be accessed via a secondary link that is shown below the post’s header. You can optionally mark the URL with the nofollow attribute. This is useful, for example, when you link to a scammer’s site to warn people, and you don’t want to be penaltized by the search engines.

Widgets

This theme supports widgets. There is two widget areas defined.

  • Blog Sidebar, which appears on the left hand side of all posts and blog listings.
  • Pages Sidebar, which appears on the left hand side of all pages.

The theme also comes bundled with a few widgets developed by CSSIgniter. For information on using widgets, please see http://codex.wordpress.org/Widgets_SubPanel

Shortcodes

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

Custom Menus

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

Hartee comes with the ability to place explanatory subtitles under your 1st level menu items. After going to your Menus, find the “Screen Options” button on the top far right and click on it: http://d.pr/i/IyaE. Then check the “Description” field and whatever you write there will appear as a subtitle in your menu for 1st level menus only http://d.pr/i/tsWy.

Archive page template

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

Theme Settings

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

Site Options

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

  • Upload your logo: Allows you to upload a logo image. You need to upload it to the correct size. Logo text is used as alternative logo description. If you haven’t set a logo, the site title and tagline will be used instead.
  • Color scheme: Allows you to change the color scheme used. Note that you can select a different color scheme for each page/post if you want, from the edit post/page screen.
  • Site layout: Allows you to change the of the site, from the default, to the alternative.
  • Upload your favicon: Uploads and registers a favicon. It must be already in .ico format. You can also upload icons for tablets and mobile phones from the respective choices below.
  • Sample content: Download your sample content.

Background Options

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

Display Options

Various options that affect what your website displays.

  • Slider: Allows you to change the behavior of the front page slider.
  • Read More text: What will be displayed instead of the default Read More…
  • Excerpt length (in words): Limits how many words the excerpt will be, and whether it should be linked to the post.
  • Excerpt auto cut-off text: When a manual excerpt is not provided, WordPress generates one automatically from your post’s content, limiting the words according to the setting above. Because that may be mid-paragraph, the cut-off text is appended at the end to show that the text continues.
  • Title separator: How the various elements of thetag will be separated (dash, pipe, colon, etc)
  • Show “Comments are closed” message: Allows you to hide/show the default “Comments are closed” message when comments are disabled.

Social Options

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

Archive Options

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

Google options

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

FeedBurner Options

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

BuySellAds Options

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

Custom CSS

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

Additional Information

Useful Plugins

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

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes for the Hartee theme are:

  • Post thumbnail size: 520x260px

Dolce

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 Dolce theme are:

  • General thumbnail size: 620x350px
  • Slider: 940x550px

Useful Plugins

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

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

Getting Started

The easiest way to get started and find your way around using this theme, is by installing it into a fresh WordPress installation, then navigation to Tools Import, install the WordPress Importer and then to Appearance > CSSIgniter Settings and scroll all the way to the bottom to find the link where you can download the sample content. It will be in a zip file which you will need to extract before uploading.

You can also download the Sample Content for this theme by clicking here

It is strongly advised that you do this on a clean WordPress installation, without any previous and/or precious data. Under no circumstances we can be help responsible for total or partial data loss, so please be careful. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Theme Features

Dolce is a Magazine / Blog theme, where you can host your news, blog posts, videos, thoughts and galleries.

You should first start by adding some dummy posts to get a draft on how the theme works.

Dolce supports three types of general content out of the box: Standard Posts, Gallery Posts and Video Posts.

Standard Posts

This works exactly as every other WordPress website around without any options. You just have to make sure to set a Featured Image by clicking on the Set Featured Image link in your post screen, under the Publish options.

Once you have your title, image, content and categories ready, you can hit the Publish button and your post will appear in your home page.

Dolce comes with a pre-configured lightbox (prettyPhoto.js) for your gallery viewings. To make a Gallery Post, all you need to do is click on the “Gallery” post format on the right of your edit screen and add content as usual. Then, it’s important to add 2 or more images via the standard WordPress uploader. No further action is needed, just hit Publish and you are set.

Video Posts

Just like the Gallery posts, you can assign the Video Format status to a post of your liking, by simply selecting the Video option from the Post Formats radio buttons on your right.

The only thing left is to paste the URL of the video you wish to embed (full URL, including the http://).

The supported video websites are:

  • YouTube (only public videos and playlists – “unlisted” and “private” videos will not embed)
  • Vimeo
  • DailyMotion
  • blip.tv
  • Flickr (both videos and images)
  • Viddler
  • Hulu
  • Qik
  • Revision3
  • Scribd
  • Photobucket
  • PollDaddy
  • WordPress.tv (only VideoPress-type videos for the time being)
  • SmugMug
  • FunnyOrDie.com
  • Twitter

Author Module

Dolce also comes with an Author Module. The author module will display 3 things:

The author description
The author gravatar, if applicable
The author’s facebook and twitter, if applicable

To edit this information, navigate to Users Profile.

Note that the Author Module can be disabled in the CSSIgniter Settings Panel

The related posts module works automatically, compares posts with their categories, and can also be disabled in the CSSIgniter Settings Panel.

Homepage setup

Dolce comes with six (6) different homepage templates. In order to use one, you need to create a new page (via Pages Add New and give it a title (e.g. “Home”). Then assign a Front Page template by using the Page Templates dropdown on your right (in the Publish post area).

Theme Settings

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

Site Options

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

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

Background Options

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

Display Options

Various options that affect what your website displays.

  • Slider: Allows you to change the behavior of the front page slider.
  • Read More text: What will be displayed instead of the default Read More…
  • Excerpt length (in words): Limits how many words the excerpt will be, and whether it should be linked to the post.
  • Excerpt auto cut-off text: When a manual excerpt is not provided, WordPress generates one automatically from your post’s content, limiting the words according to the setting above. Because that may be mid-paragraph, the cut-off text is appended at the end to show that the text continues.
  • Title separator: How the various elements of thetag will be separated (dash, pipe, colon, etc)
  • Show “Comments are closed” message: Allows you to hide/show the default “Comments are closed” message when comments are disabled.

Social Options

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

Google options

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

FeedBurner Options

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

BuySellAds Options

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

Custom CSS

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

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.

Support

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

Glare

About Glare

Glare is a media driven WordPress theme targeted at photographers. It allows you to display your work primarily by using the “Galleries” custom post type available. The above acts as a standard WordPress posts but has extra fields or custom layout which differentiates them from the latter.

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 Glare theme are:

  • Blog thumbnails: 602x350px
  • Page header: Minimum 400px tall, no specific width set
  • Gallery listing/grid layout thumbnails: 460x460px
  • Fullsize thumbnail (also gallery slider image size): 940x460px

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 Glare by clicking here

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

Setting up your theme

1) Creating theme pages

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

  1. “Home” this will serve as your homepage, assign to it the “Homepage with Slider” or “Homepage with Video” template from the “Page attributes” panel. Upload a featured image and publish the page, have a look at the “Setting up your homepage” section below for more info on how to use the rest of the homepage template’s features.
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create it, no further action needed.
  3. “Galleries Listing” this page will display your galleries. Apply the “Gallery Listing” template to the page and notice the “Gallery Listing Details” panel that appears. Here you can select a base photo category (optional, only select if you want to create a listing page that displays one gallery category alone).
    gallery_details
  4. “Contact” here you can place your contact form which you will create using the Contact Form 7 plugin, apply the “Contact Page” template to it and configure map/address options under CSSIgniter settings > Contact options.

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

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

ReadingSettings

2) Populating your blog

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

3) Adding 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 “Upload” button in the “Gallery Details” panel (please read the “Creating Galleries” section below, first), select the if you want to disable the gallery’s internal slider or show the gallery on the homepage from the checkboxes below and finally publish the gallery item.

4) Setting up your homepage

If you select the slider template for your homepage all you have to do is upload images by clicking “add media” and then follow the instructions in the creating galleries/adding slider items section below. Slider functionality can be controlled under CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options.
If you select the video template you will be presented with this metabox to set your background video.
feat_video
paste the YouTube URL in the box and publish/update the page.

Duplicating the demo’s layout

Glare’s homepage features the Homepage with Slider template and has four galleries selected to appear on it.

5) Creating your menu

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

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

6) Header images

You can set a header image to appear on your blog section, listing pages and single posts. To set the default and learn more about how you can have custom images on each item, please navigate to CSSIgniter settings > Display options (1st box).

The CSSIgniter settings panel

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

How to use the page builder template

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

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

ci_page_builder_template

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

Additional Information

Creating Galleries

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

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

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

The “old” way, applicable only in versions 1.6.1 and prior.

  1. Create a new Gallery item.
  2. Click “add media” or “Upload images”.
  3. Drag & drop the images from your computer (do not use already uploaded images).
  4. When your images are done uploading click the “X” on top right (do not click insert to post).
  5. Finish setting up the rest of the item’s details, if any, and publish the item.

Re-ordering/adding images to Gallery items

  1. Edit the Gallery item.
  2. Click “add media” or “Upload images”.
  3. Notice on the top left of the media manager a drop-down menu, select “Uploaded to this post”.
  4. Add/remove or re-order with drag & drop.
  5. When you are done click the “X” on top right.
  6. Update the item.

Next Steps

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

Mustache

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 Mustache theme are:

  • Portfolio thumbnails: 460x460px
  • Portfolio images on LightBox: 940x340px
  • Client thumbnail: 420x250px
  • Service & Team thumbnails: 940px in width, not limited in height.

Useful Plugins

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

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

GETTING STARTED

The easiest way to get started and find your way around using this theme, is by installing it into a fresh WordPress installation, then navigation to Tools Import, install the WordPress Importer and then to Appearance > CSSIgniter Settings and scroll all the way to the bottom to find the link where you can download the sample content. It will be in a zip file which you will need to extract before uploading.

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

It is strongly advised that you do this on a clean WordPress installation, without any previous and/or precious data. Under no circumstances we can be help responsible for total or partial data loss, so please be careful. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Setting up your website

One of the first things you should do is add some Services, Portfolio Items, Team Members and Clients.

All the above are designed as Custom Post Types in the Theme for easy access and editing.

Adding a Portfolio Item is as easy as creating a new post. Navigate to Portfolios > New Portfolio, enter a title and Upload your images for the specific project. Don’t forget to set one image as a Featured Image, this will be used for your Portfolio Cover.

The images will automatically be presented as a lightbox gallery slideshow upon clicking on any portfolio image in your website.

Services, Team Members and Clients fall under the same category. All you need to do is add a Title, a swift description and set a Featured Image for them.

Don’t forget that in your theme you will find over 20 custom icons for your Services.

Settings Panel

Navigate to Appearance > CSSIgniter Settings. The theme comes with the classic CSSIgniter Custom Options Panel and with some specific option pages for this theme which allow you to customize the look of each section. You will find detailed explanation of these options in the CSSIgniter Options Panel itself.

The main thing to remember is that you can disable whichever section you don’t need (e.g. if you don’t want to show any clients you just have to disable that section via the Team Section under the Site Options, etc).

You can also select how many columns you want each section to span. For example, if you have three clients, you should set the number to three columns. If you have eight clients, you should set the number to four columns so that you get two rows of four client logos.

Contact section

First you need to install a contact form plug-in. The theme is designed to behave with both the “Contact 7” and the “Gravity Forms” plug-ins. Navigate to Plugins > Add New, and search for the above plug-ins. Install one and activate it.

As soon as you activate your desired Contact Form plugin you should then create a contact form; place as many input fields as you wish and then create a new page (Pages > Add New) named “Contact” or something similar.

The only thing you need to place there is the shortcode of the Contact Form you created by using one of the aforementioned plugins.

Hit Publish, and then navigate back to the CSSIgniter Settings > Contact Section. At the bottom of the list you will find a dropdown, listing all the available pages on your WordPress installation. Select your Contact page and you are all set.

Other CSSIgniter Settings

Our custom options panel can be found under Appearance CSSIgniter Settings.

Archive Options

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

Google options

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

FeedBurner Options

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

BuySellAds Options

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

Custom CSS

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

Next Steps

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Intrigue

About Intrigue

Intrigue is a responsive eCommerce 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 two widgetized areas which allow you to use widgets to display content.

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 install by the sample content but its a needed step. You can delete the old pages that came with the sample content or use them instead by going to WooCommerce > Settings > Pages and assign them anew.

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes for the Intrigue theme are:

  • Thumbnail: 480x360px
  • Fullwidth page featured image: 940x380px
  • Product thumbnail: 100x100px
  • Shop page (product listing) thumbnail: 480x360px
  • Single product featured image: 480x360px

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), 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 Intrigue by clicking here

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

Setting up your theme

1) Creating theme pages

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

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

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

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

ReadingSettings

2) Populating your blog

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

3) Adding products

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

4) Adding Slider items

To add items to the 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 your text and if needed add a custom URL in the Slider Details box below to send your user to a specific page when the “read more” is clicked, finally, publish the slider item. You can enable/disable the slider and control its behavior from CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options.

5) Creating your menus

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

You can also create a menu which will appear in the bar on the top of the header, create a new menu, as before, and set it as Top Menu from “Manage Locations”.

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

6) Setting up your Homepage

As mentioned earlier the homepage on Intrigue consists of two widgetized areas. You can navigate to Apperance > Widgets and add widgets to the Front Page Widgets – Row 1 and Front Page Widgets – Row 2 sidebars. Below is a list of widgets you can assign to the frontpage

  • WooCommerce Products
  • WooCommerce Recently Viewed Products
  • WooCommerce Top Rated Products

Duplicate the demo’s layout

On the demo’s homepage we have three slider items, the WooCommerce Products showing featured products and WooCommerce Products showing recent products on the Front Page Widgets – Row 1 and the CI Social FrontPage widget on the Front Page Widgets – Row 2. On the Footer Widgets sidebar we have two Text widgets, and the CI About Me widget.

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

8) Introductory text

Under CSSIgniter settings > Display Options (4th box down) you can modify the introductory text itself and the places on which it appears.

9) Custom Widgets

The theme features eight custom widgets which are displayed below
custom_widgets

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

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

Indigamer

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 theInstall 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

  • Homepage slider: 940x380px
  • Review listing thumbs: 460x350px
  • Blog featured images: 640x340px
  • Blog fullwidth featured images: 940x360px

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.

GETTING STARTED

The easiest way to get started and find your way around using this theme, is by installing it into a fresh WordPress installation, then navigation to Tools Import, install the WordPress Importer and then to Appearance > CSSIgniter Settings and scroll all the way to the bottom to find the link where you can download the sample content. It will be in a zip file which you will need to extract before uploading.

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

It is strongly advised that you do this on a clean WordPress installation, without any previous and/or precious data. Under no circumstances we can be help responsible for total or partial data loss, so please be careful. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Setting up the homepage

In IndiGamer we have included 3 different versions for the homepage. You can preview them at https://www.cssigniter.com/preview/indigamer.

In order to create the custom homepage all you have to do is go to Pages Add new page and create a new page. Then from the Page Attributes box on the right, select one of the three available homepage templates from the template dropdown menu. Then go to Settings Reading and select the page you just created as a “Front page”. In the same manner create your “news” section. Just create a simple page without any template assigned and then in the Settings Reading section just assign this page as your “Posts page”.

The homepage has the following sections. Some of them are global throughout the site.

1. Navigation (Global)

In order to setup your navigation go to AppearanceMenus. Create a new menu, add your menu items and then in the box on the left called “Theme locations” select your menu you just created.

2. Slider

In the current version of IndiGamer you can display reviews in the slider. In order to do that, while you create a new review, at the very bottom of the edit review screen, you will find a checkbox which says “Add this review to the home page slider”. Please refer to the section “Add new review” on how to add a new review.

When you add new items in the slider you will notice that when you add your first review, the thumbnail below will act weird. Don’t worry about that, once you add more items to the slider, this little issue will go away.

3. Reviews area

In this area your latest reviews will appear.

4. News

In this area you latest news (posts) will appear.

5. Widgets area

As you can see there is a widgetized area on the right on the homepage. In there you can insert all the available widgets + our custom ones.

This area is also widgetized so you can drag and drop the widgets that you want to appear in this section.

Add a review

Adding a review is almost exactly the same as adding a new post. Go to Reviews New review item and enter the title and the content of the review. Also we have created a custom taxonomy called “Genres” that you will find on the right where you can create the categories for your reviews.

Now under the main editor there are some custom fields. The good / The bad textareas. In these areas you can write what you found good or bad about the game that you are reviewing. Then we have 3 fields for your review scores. Gameplay, Graphics and Music. You enter your score in a scale of 1 – 10. You don’t have to enter all 3 of them, only the ones that you need. We have created a routine that takes these values, calculates the average score and displays it on your site.

Then there’s a checkbox which let’s you choose if you want this specific review to be displayed on the homepage slider. Featured images are handled by the default WordPress “Featured Image” module.

Add a news / blog article

Just use the default posts section that WordPress provides for this reason.

Widget areas

We have created 5 unique widgetized areas for better control.

  • 1. Homepage widgets area
  • 2. Reviews widgets area
  • 3. Blog widgets area
  • 4. Pages widgets area
  • 5. Footer widgets area

That way you can display the widgets that you just need in every section.

Custom Options Panel

Let’s have a look at our custom options panel located in Appearance CSSIgniter Settings

1. Site options

In this section you can specify a text or graphic logo for your site.

2. Homepage options

a. Number of reviews on the slider
Enter the number of the review articles that you want to appear in the homepage slider. For better results use a number higher than 5.

b. Reviews section title
Enter the title for the reviews section on the homepage

c. Reviews section subtitle
Enter the subtitle for the reviews section on the homepage

d. Number of latest reviews on homepage
Enter the number of the review articles that you want to appear in this section

e. Posts section title
Enter the title for the posts section on the homepage

f. Posts section subtitle
Enter the subtitle for the posts section on the homepage

g. Number of latest posts on homepage
Enter the number of the posts articles that you want to appear in this section

3. Background options

a. Disable custom background
Just uncheck the checkbox and you will find all these options that you need to setup a custom background color or image.

4. Display options

a. Use the content / excerpt
Select the type of content that will be displayed in the listing pages

b. Read more text

c. Excerpt length (in words) & Excerpt auto cut-off text
Enter the number of words that you want to be displayed in the listing pages when the “Use the Excerpt” option above is active. For best results with IndiGamer use a number between 20 – 30 words

d. Title Seperator
This is the character that will separate your site’s name from the article title in the browser’s title section

e. Show “Comments are closed” message
Check this option if you want to display this message on posts/pages where comments are disabled.

f. Show featured images on posts / pages
Check this option (default is on) to display featured images in the article’s page.

g. Show Breadcrumbs
As you can see for example here https://www.cssigniter.com/preview/indigamer/reviews/age-of-pirates/ there’s a breadcrumb available. Check this option if you want it to be displayed but remember that you have to install this plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/breadcrumb-navxt/

h. Select the template for the reviews archive template.
Just select the template for your reviews listing pages.

5. Social options

In this section you can activate which social networks you want to display using our Social Widget. So all you have to do is activate the networks, provide your urls, and then go to Appearance Widgets and drag the “CI Social” widget in the widget area that you want.

6. Google options

Copy paste the code for your google analytics. Make sure you copy / paste the whole snippet and not just your google analytics id.

7. Feedburner options

If you are using Feedburner options to handle your RSS feeds this is the place where you can feed and email URLS.

8. BuySellAds options

In this area, if you want to display ads from the BSA network, just enter their snippet of code that can found in your BSA account.

9. Custom CSS

In this area you can add your css styles. We recommend not to edit the original css files and use this area for your edits.

Use our support forum for any questions you might have regarding IndiGamer. We hope you enjoy IndiGamer as much as we enjoyed building it.

Next Steps

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Pinfinity

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 Pinfinity theme are:

  • Listing page thumbnail: 500px in width, not limited in height.
  • Gallery thumbnail on listing page: 500x180px
  • Video thumbnail on listing page: 500x270px

Useful Plugins

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

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

Getting started

The easiest way to get started and find your way around using this theme, is by installing it into a fresh WordPress installation, then navigation to Tools Import, install the WordPress Importer and then to Appearance > CSSIgniter Settings and scroll all the way to the bottom to find the link where you can download the sample content. It will be in a zip file which you will need to extract before uploading.

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

It is strongly advised that you do this on a clean WordPress installation, without any previous and/or precious data. Under no circumstances we can be help responsible for total or partial data loss, so please be careful. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Theme features

Post formats

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

  • Standard: This is the standard format, just a plain post that can have a featured image.
  • Image: The image post format, is just like a simple post with a featured image. Of course the post format icon is different. You need to set a featured image for image posts.
  • Gallery: The gallery post format, is similar to the Image post format, but instead of a single image, a slider appears. You need to upload multiple images from within the post, in the same way that you would upload featured images. The behavior of the slider can be changed from CSSIgniter Settings – Display Options.
  • Video: The video post type allows you to embed videos from a variety of sources. On the Video Details box, enter the URL of a video from a supported website, for example:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z9WVZddH9w
  • Audio: This post format, allows you to embed an audio player by simply pasting a URL to an MP3 file. You can either upload the audio file via the WordPress Media Gallery and use it, or type any URL to an audio file. Supported audio file formats are: .mp3, .mp4, .m4a, .ogg and .oga, but we recommend that you always use .mp3 files for maximum compatibility across browsers.
  • Quote: This post format allows you to post a quote, with proper attribution to the source. You enter the quote on the Quoted text box, the name of the person who said it on the Cite box, and optionally the URL of the webpage that you took the quote from in the Citation URL box.

Love it button

Pinfinity comes with its own custom-made CSSIgniter love-it button, just like Pinterest’s and Facebook’s “Like” button. There’s no configuration available and it just works, leaving a cookie on the users browser to check which entries he has loved so that there are no multiple votes. If for some reason you want to change the heart icon, it is located in images/sprites.png, part of the sprite image that contains most images of the theme.

Widgets

This theme supports widgets. There are two widget area defined.

  • Top Header, which is designed to hold the CI Social Widget and the Search Widget only.
  • Intro Widget, which is designed to hold all widgets and will be displayed as your first post containing information about you (via using the About Me widget), your Flickr photos, lists, categories, Twitter widget etc. Note that if you leave this widget area blank nothing will show up.

The theme also comes bundled with a few widgets developed by CSSIgniter. For information on using widgets, please see http://codex.wordpress.org/Widgets_SubPanel

Shortcodes

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

Custom Menus

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

Theme Settings

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

Site Options

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

  • Logo text: Textual logo – site title
  • Upload your logo: Allows you to upload a logo image. You need to upload it to the correct size. Logo text is used as alternative logo description.
  • Color scheme: Allows you to change the color scheme used.
  • Site layout: Allows you to change the layout of the site, from the default (post and page content is centered), to the alternative (post and page content is left aligned).
  • Upload your favicon: Uploads and registers a favicon. It must be already in .ico format.

Background Options

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

Display Options

Various options that affect what your website displays.

  • Slider: Allows you to change the behavior of the front page slider.
  • Read More text: What will be displayed instead of the default Read More…
  • Excerpt length (in words): Limits how many words the excerpt will be, and whether it should be linked to the post.
  • Excerpt auto cut-off text: When a manual excerpt is not provided, WordPress generates one automatically from your post’s content, limiting the words according to the setting above. Because that may be mid-paragraph, the cut-off text is appended at the end to show that the text continues.
  • Title separator: How the various elements of thetag will be separated (dash, pipe, colon, etc)
  • Show “Comments are closed” message: Allows you to hide/show the default “Comments are closed” message when comments are disabled.

Social Options

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

Google options

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

FeedBurner Options

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

BuySellAds Options

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

Custom CSS

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

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

Uberto

About Uberto

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

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 Uberto are:

  • Fullwidth homepage fetured post: 1920x600px (so if you plan on setting a post as a featured one its featured image should be at least this size)
  • All other image thumbs: 880x475px

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 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 uberto_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

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

2) Populating your blog

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

  1. Give a title to your post,
  2. Place your text in the content editor,
  3. Upload a featured image by clicking “Set featured image” on the Featured Image panel,
  4. Add a category 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. If you select Video you will be presented with the Video Details panel, place the URL to your video in the box and publish,
  7. finally selecting Audio will activate the Audio Details panel, in which you can upload the mp3 you want to embed on your post, or if the mp3 is already hosted somewhere, you can just paste the URL in the box. Finish up by publishing your post.

To set up a post to be shown in your homepage as featured (with a big image and centered text) simply mark that post as a sticky. A check box is included on the Administration > Posts > Add New Screen (In the Publish panel under Visibility. Click edit to see the checkbox). If you have set more than one sticky post, only the latest published one will appear in the homepage.

4) Creating your menu

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

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

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

6) Custom Widgets

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

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

The Settings Panel

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

Next Steps

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Herringbone

About Herringbone

Herringbone 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 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 Herringbone theme are:

  • CI Blog Thumb Listing: 700×700 (Used for thumbnails on your blog listing page)
  • CI Blog Thumb Single: 850×300 (Used for thumbnails on your blog single page)
  • CI Fullwidth: 850×425 (used as a featured image on the fullwidth page template)
  • Shop thumbnail: Images need to be at least 110px wide with no particular height. You should replace those values as described above if needed.
  • Shop Catalog Image: Images need to be at least 360px wide with no particular height. You should replace those values as described above if needed.
  • Single Product Featured Image: Images need to be at least 560px wide with no particular height. You should replace those values as described above if needed.

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.
  • 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 Herringbone 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 herringbone_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 products

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

4) 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)

5) Setting up your Homepage

Navigate to Appearance > Widgets and assign widgets to the FrontPage Widget Area. Τhe following widgets are suggested for the FrontPage Widget Area which appears as your homepage’s main content:

  • WooCommerce Products
  • WooCommerce Recently Viewed Products
  • WooCommerce Top Rated Products
  • -= CI Newsletter =-

Duplicate the demo’s layout

On the theme’s demo homepage we see the following: A CI Offer Box widget in the Below Header #1 sidebar, a Search widget in the Below Header #2 sidebar. Two Custom Menu widgets with a custom menu each displaying product categories and subcategories and a WooCommerce Product Categories widget below, in the e-Shop Sidebar, next we have a WooCommerce Products widget displaying featured products, a CI Newsletter and another WooCommerce Products widget displaying the latest products in the Front Page Widget Area. Finally we have the CI Accepted Payment Methods widget in the Footer Widgets Column #1 and another Custom Menu widget in the Footer Widgets Column #2.

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).
Just above you can change the header message which will display on the header across your site.

7) e-Commerce options

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

8) Custom Widgets

The theme features eight custom widgets which are displayed below
widgets

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

The CSSIgniter settings panel

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

How to use the page builder template

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

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

ci_page_builder_template

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

Next Steps

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

Vignette

About Vignette

Vignette media driven WordPress theme targeted at photographers. It allows you to display your work primarily by using the “Galleries” custom post type available. Also a “Testimonials” one is available to help you display critique on your work by your clients. 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.

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 Vignette theme are:

  • CI Thumb: 730×475 (General thumbnail size, used on listing pages and widgets)
  • CI Blog Thumb: 730×390 (Used for thumbnails on your blog listing page)
  • CI Fullwidth: 950×475 (used as a featured image on the fullwidth page template)
  • CI Page Header: 1920×190 (background for your header, can be set under CSSIgniter Settings Appearance Options)
  • CI Thumb Uncropped: 730 pixels in width, height not limited.

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 Vignette 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 vignette_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 from the “Page attributes” panel. Upload a featured image and publish the page, have a look at the “Setting up your homepage” section below for more info on how to use the rest of the homepage template’s features.
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create it, no further action needed.
  3. “Galleries Listing” this page will display your galleries. Apply the “Galleries Listing” template to the page and notice the “Gallery Listing Details” panel that appears. Here you can select the number of columns your gallery listing page will have and a base photo category (optional, only select if you want to create a listing page that displays one gallery category alone).
    gallery-listing-details
  4. “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

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 the “Gallery Settings” section below.
single-gallery-settings
Click the “Add Images” button to upload your photos (check the creating galleries section at the end of the document for more info on this). Once your photos are uploaded you can select either a “Grid Layout” or a “List Layout” for them.
gallery-layout
you can also set a number of columns for the gallery page, three or four columns.
gallery-columns

Finally you will notice a third layout option, the “Native Layout”
native-gallery
This option overrides the styling/functionality of the options above and you need to create a standard WordPress gallery to add your images. Info on creating standard WordPress galleries here. This option can be used along with the WordPress Jetpack plugin so you can use the Tiled Galleries add-on and the Jetpack Carousel

To install Jetpack go to Plugins > Add New, search for Jetpack and install it. Once you activate it you’ll get a “Jetpack” tab on your admin panel, right below “Dashboard”. Click it and activate “Carousel” and “Tiled Galleries”. (TIP: You need a free account on WordPress.com to make Tiled Galleries work)

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) Setting up your Homepage

Set up the homepage header section

The header section of the homepage on Vignette can either featured a single image (the page’s featured image) or feature a video.
To add a video on the homepage’s section you will need to create three instances of your video, one in each popular web video format (mp4, webm and ogv) you can use this tool to help you convert your videos (or any other tool capable of outputting video in these formats). Once you have the three required files upload them to your WordPress installation and paste the link to each one in the corresponding box under the “Front page Details” section.
home-video
NOTICE: All three file formats are necessary to ensure cross-browser compatibility. The video header only works on desktop browsers, on mobile ones it is replaced by the homepage’s featured image, so make sure you add one. Homepage featured image should be at least 1920x1100px in size for best appearance.

In the “Front page Details” panel you can also set a title for the hero section and a button that links to a URL of your choice, just fill in the boxes below
front-hero

Duplicate the demo’s layout

On the demo’s homepage we have a video on the header section, three CI Item widgets, with a gallery selected on each on the Homepage #1 sidebar. Following is a CI Item widget with a testimonial on the Homepage #2 sidebar. Next there are six CI Item widgets, with a gallery selected on each on the Homepage #3 sidebar. Finally we have a Text widget and the Socials Ignited widget on the Footer Widgets Column #1 and Footer Widgets Column #2 sidebars respectively.

6) Creating your menu

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

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

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

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