Persephone

THEME INSTALLATION

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

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

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

IMPORTING SAMPLE CONTENT

The easiest way to get started and find your way around using this theme, is by installing it into a fresh WordPress installation, and importing our sample content.
To get it go to CSSIgniter settings > Site Options, scroll all the way down and click the Download sample content link. Extract the zip file you downloaded and upload the xml file in Tools > Import > WordPress (if not already present, you will be prompted to install the WordPress importer plugin), assing the authors to an existing user and make sure you check the “import attachments” box. You can now import the sample content.

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

In order for posts to appear there, they have to be set as sticky. This can be done via the admin interface, by two different ways:

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

For best results, use the featured image option to display images. They will be cropped automatically in the right dimensions for both the slider and the rest of the blog.

Theme Settings

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

Site options

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

Homepage options

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

Display options options

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

Pagination options

WordPress provides only one pagination option. This can be found at Settings Reading Settings. We decided to take this one step further by providing options for various listing pages. The first one is the global pagination which affects all listing pages. If you want though you can set a different pagination option for Categories, tags and taxonomies. The available options are:
Enabled (which overrides the global option), Disabled (no pagination) and Global (which inherits its value from the Global pagination option).

Archive Options

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

Google options

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

Feedburner options

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

Buysellads options

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

Widgets

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

Additional information

Useful Plugins

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

The recommended image sizes for the Persephone theme are:

  • Thumbnail: 270x80px
  • Slider: 605x300px
  • Featured image: 350x400px
  • Full height thumb: 350px in width no particular height set.

Hernan

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 Hernan theme are:

  • Post thumbnail size: 300x150px
  • Blog thumbnails: 200x200px
  • Slider: 940x460px
  • Listing page thumbnails: 700x430px
  • Thumbnail for discography and event items: 700px in width, not limited in height.
  • Video thumbnail: 480x280px

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

To import sample content in order to make your Hernan installation look like the demo version, you need to go to the CSSIgniter Settings panel (accessible from Appearance CSSIgniter Settings). Site Options should be selected, so scroll to the bottom and in the last box, click Download sample content. You will be prompted to save a zip file, do it and then extract it. The contained xml file will be used to import the sample content. Back to your WordPress dashboard go to Tools Import and click on the WordPress importer. You will be prompted to install the plugin, install it, activate it and then navigate back to Tools Import and click on “WordPress” once again. Click Choose file and select the xml you got in the previous step. Click Upload file and import. In the following screen make sure you assign all posts to an existing user (or create new ones if you wish) and check the box that downloads and imports attachments. Click Submit and wait until everything is set up for you.

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

Configuring your theme.

Setting up your homepage

Navigate to the CSSIgniter Settings panel and click on Homepage Options. Your first option is to enable or disable the slider on the homepage, check the box if you want one, uncheck if not. Next box will allow you to choose how many slider items you wish to have, just enter a number here (remember you need at least 2 for it to “slide”). Then you can select if you want the “Latest Media” section on your homepage, check or uncheck according to your liking. The following box allows you to display the content of a certain page in your homepage instead of your latest blog posts. If you wish to do that select the page from the dropdown menu, otherwise leave it blank so it displays your blog posts. Next select how many news items (or blog posts) you want in your homepage, select a number. Finally you can choose only certain blog categories to appear in your homepage, set their id’s in the box.
If you need a custom background in your homepage just go to Color Options and un-check the Disable custom background box. Then you can select a color or upload an image as a background.
Navigate to Display Options and have a look at your slider options, select auto-slide, slider effect, slide direction (if applicable) and set duration, in milliseconds for the slideshow and animation.
NOTE It is advised to turn auto-slide off if you are planning on displaying videos on your slider, otherwise it will slide out of view during playback.

Creating a Homepage.

NOTE If you imported custom content this is already done!
Go to Pages > Add new and create a new page. Give it a title like “Homepage” and on the Page Attributes box on the right select the Frontpage template. Publish the page.
Now go to Settings > Reading and set the page you just created as your homepage. Click the “A static pag” radio button and set it as Front page from the drop down. Save Changes.

While you are here

As you can see there’s an option Posts pageunder the Front page option. Create a new page called Blog or News or anything that you want to publish normal postsand set it here as your posts page. Save Changes

Setting up the slider

Go to Slider > New Slider Item. Set the title. This is the text that will be displayed inside the slide. Set the featured image which will be cropped automatically to fit the slider and finally in the Slider Settings set the URL where users will visit if they click on this slider item, here you can also set a video URL if you want a video in your slider. You can also disable slider text entirely.

Homepage Widgets

Go to Appearance Widgets and place your desired widgets in the “Homepage Sidebar” (widget functionality will be explained below)

One last thing that we need to setup for our homepage (but visible on any other page on our website too) is the main navigation. So go to Appearance > Menus create a new menu with a menu name of your choice. In the Theme Locations select the menu you just created. Add items from the left hand side boxes (Pages and Custom Links) to the right. Re-order with drag and drop.

Create listing pages for Artists, Discography items, Galleries and Videos.

Go to pages new page give the page the desired title and from the page attributes in the right side select a page template. You have two template options for each type, one with a sidebar and one fullwidth. Publish the page.

Events page setup

NOTE If you imported custom content this is already done!
Go to Pages > Add new and create a new page. From the page attributes on the right, from the Templates dropdown select the Events Listing. Now you can start inserting your events from Events > New Events item. So. Give the event a title so you can remember it. We are not showing the title somewhere. It’s just an identifier for you. We leave the main editor empty (optional) and we move a bit lower in the Event Settings section where we fill the details of the event.
As you can see in the Select the event statusdropdown we have 4 different types of statuses.

  1.  —
  2. Tickets Available
  3. Sold Out
  4. Canceled
  5. Watch live

For Status “Sold out” and “Canceled” you don’t have to set anything else. For Status “Tickets Available” you can insert the URL from the site where people can buy tickets in the input field below with the title “If the event is still available enter the URL where someone can buy tickets”. Same thing for the status “Watch live”. You can also change the default text of the
button (Buy tickets, canceled etc) A last option for the events page is that you can show/hide the events map and the past
events. Just go to Appearance > CSSigniter Settings > Display Options and locate the box that allows you to hide the map.

Discography setup

With hernan you have the ability to provide self-hosted music and music from Soundcloud.

Go to Plugins > Add New and search from the SoundCloud Shortcode. Click install and once the plugin is ready activate it. Now we can use SoundCloud.

Go to Discography > New Discography Item. Set the album title and upload the album’s cover in the featured image section. Now in the main editor you can write anything you want PLUS you can display the tracklisting of your album with the ability to let the users preview your tracks! For this we are going to use a shortcode.

The title, the featured image and the Discography settings don’t need any further explanation but let’s see how we can use the Tracks details.
You may add the tracks of your release, along with related information such as a Download URL, Buy URL and lyrics. Press the Add Track button to add a new track, and individually the Remove me button to delete a track.
Once you add your tracks you may display them by using the [tracklisting] shortcode. By default, it will display the tracks of the current discography item. You may also display the track listing of any discography item in any other post/page or widget (that supports shortcodes) by passing the ID or slug parameter to the shortcode. E.g. [tracklisting id=”25″] or [tracklisting slug=”the-division-bell”]

You can also selectively display tracks, by passing their track number (counting from 1), separated by a comma, like this [tracklisting tracks=”2,5,8″] and can limit the total number of tracks displayed like [tracklisting limit=”3″]

Of course, you can mix and match the parameters, so the following is totally valid: [tracklisting slug=”the-division-bell” tracks=”2,5,8″ limit=”2″]

Videos setup.

Go to Videos > New Video Item, set a title and scroll down to the Video Settings, here you can paste the video URL and if it is hosted on YouTube or Vimeo once you hit Publish it will automatically get the video thumbnail from YouTube/Vimeo and set it as your featured image. Of course if you want you can set your own featured image (if the video is not hosted on YouTube/Vimeo you have to set a featured image).

Artists setup

In order to insert a new artist just visit Artists> New artist. In this section you won’t find any custom fields so you can enter the name of the artist in the title field, use the featured image and the main editor for any content (biography etc.)

Widgets

We have created 11 custom widgets.

  • CI Ads Displays banner ads
  • CI About Me Custom About me widget
  • CI Album Tracklisting lists tracks, in the widget’s text area you can use the tracklisting shortcode described above in order to list any track you like.
  • CI BuySellAds BuySellAds.com integration
  • CI Event Display one event
  • CI Flick Widget Display photos from a flickr account
  • CI Latest Albums Display your latest albums
  • CI Latest Photo Galleries Display your latest photo galleries
  • CI Latest Videos Display your latest videos
  • CI Recent Events display upcoming events
  • CI Tweets Display tweets (needs to be setup from CSSigniter settings twitter options)

The theme also provides seperate widgetized sidebars for each section.

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.
  • Upload your Favicon.
  • Upload Touch icons to be displayed on touch enabled devices
  • Customize your footer text

Home Page Options

Detailed description in the homepage setup section

Artists/Discography/Galleries/Video Options

From these tabs you can set a number of post items to be displayed in the listing page and change the section title (where applicable).

Display Options

    Various options that affect what your website displays.

  • Slider controls detailed above
  • Column number for your listing pages
  • Events map toggle
  • Show past events on the events page
  • 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.
  • Show or hide featured images
  • Change featured image size on fullwidth page.

Twitter Options

These options control the behavior of the -=CI Tweets=- widget.

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.

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

Pintores

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 Pintores theme are:

  • Listing page thumbnails: 740px in width, not limited in height.
  • Gallery post format listing page thumbnails: 740x380px
  • Fullwidth featured image: 1280x500px

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 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.

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

Pintores 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

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.

Advanced

These options control the advanced behaviour and layout of your website.

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

BusinessTwo

About BusinessTwo

BusinessTwo is a business theme for WordPress. It allows you to list your services, display your products and works, and showcase your major clients, by using five custom post types (slider items, services, works, products and clients). All the above act as standard WordPress posts or pages but each of them has extra fields which differentiate them from the former. The homepage is comprised of custom sections along with widgetized areas specially crafted to bring those custom post types together as discussed later on in the documentation.

WordPress theme installation

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

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

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

Image Sizes

  • Blog listing & Single service thumbs: 700x320px
  • Homepage fullwidth slider: 1920x600px
  • Homepage fixed slider: 940x400px
  • Thumbnail for product & work listing & single pages: 700x400px
  • Main thumbnail (used in custom post featured images, listing pages and widgets): 700x504px

Useful Plugins

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

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

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.

Setting up your theme

1) Creating theme pages

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

  1. “Home” this will serve as your homepage, assign to it either the “Front Page – Fixed width slider” or the “Front Page – Full width slider” template from the “Page attributes” panel and publish the page..
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create it, no further action needed.
  3. “Contact” here you can place your contact form, apply the “Contact Page” template. Contact information and map location can be set through CSSIgniter settings > Contact options.
  4. “Services” this page shows your services as a business, apply to it the “Services Listing” template and publish it.
  5. “Works” here you will host your works, apply to it the “Works Listing Page” template and publish it. The number of columns for your Works listing page can be set from CSSIgniter settings > Work options.
  6. “Products” this page serves as your products’ showcase, apply to it the “Products Listing Page” template and publish it. The number of columns for your Products listing page can be set from CSSIgniter settings > Product options.
  7. “Clients” your important clients can be displayed here, apply to it the “Clients Page” template and publish it.

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

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

ReadingSettings

2) Populating your blog

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

3) Adding Slider items

To add items to your homepage’s slider go to Slider Items > new Slider Item, set a title for the slider item and upload a featured image (which will be the image displayed on the homepage, images for the fullwidth slider should be at least 1920×600 and for the fixed 940×400), then in the “Slider Details” panel you can optionally set a URL to which the user will be redirected when clicking on the slide, finally, publish the slider item. Slider speed and autoslide functionality can be adjusted under CSSIgniter settings > Display options.

4) Adding Services

To create a new service item go to Services new Service, set the service’s name as a title, enter relevant information in the content editor, in the “Service Details” panel you can select if you want this service shown on the homepage service section and set an image for it if you wish, by following the instructions. Finally publish the service item.

5) Adding Works

Start by going to Works Skills and create a few skills so you can group your works properly. Then go to Works new Work, add the title, content, select relevant skills, set a featured image and move to the Work Details panel. Here you can upload images for your work’s slider, select whether you want it on the homepage and add relevant project information. Finally publish the Work item. If you wish to remove the related items from the single work view, you can do so in CSSIgniter settings > Work options.

Please read the Uploading images to Works/Products section below before adding your images

6) Adding Products

You can create categories to group your products by going to Products Product Categories and create a few. Then go to Products new Product, add the title, content, select categories if necessary, set a featured image and move to the Product Details panel. Here you can upload images for your work’s slider, select whether you want it on the homepage and add relevant product information. Finally publish the Product item. If you wish to remove the related items from the single work view, you can do so in CSSIgniter settings > Product options.

Please read the Uploading images to Works/Products section below before adding your images

7) Adding Clients

To create a client item go to Clients > new Client , add the title, content, select categories if necessary, set a featured image and move to the Client Details panel. Here you can add a URL if you want to make the client’s image clickable and select whether you want the item displayed on the homepage or not.

8) Creating your menu

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

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

9) Adding content to your Homepage

The homepage on BusinessTwo consists of the slider, the services and clients sections, a call to action button and two widgetized areas which feature all the content unique to the homepage. These are the “Front Page (Services)” sidebar and the “Front Page (Before Footer)” sidebar. You can access these areas and add content to them in Appearance > Widgets. Under CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options you can enable/disable the services and clients sections, select the column number for each one and customize the call to action button.

On you homepage’s sidebars you can use the CI Item widget to help you display your products or work items to go along with the service & client items that are already displayed by default.

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

11) Changing header contact details

You can display your contact details on the theme’s header by going to CSSIgniter settings Contact options and filling in the appropriate information (1st box).

12) Custom Widgets

The theme features six 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.

Additional information

Uploading images to Works/Products

  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 item.

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

The “old way” useful on versions 1.0.1 and earlier

  1. Create a new Work/Product 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 Works/Products
  1. Edit the Work/Product 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

Mozzy

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 Mozzy theme are:

  • Listing page thumbnail: 560x330px
  • Slider fullwidth: 1920x600px
  • Slider fixed: 940x400px
  • Portfolio images: 940x450px

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 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.

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
  • 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 are five 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.
  • Footer Row #1, which appears on top row of your Footer on all page.
  • Footer Row #2, which appears on bottom row of your Footer on all page.
  • Contact Sidebar, which appears on the contact page tepmlate. You should only use the CI Socials Ignited widget/plugin for this widget area.

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 are two menu location defined, Main Menu, and Footer Menu. For information on using custom menus, please see read http://codex.wordpress.org/Appearance_Menus_Screen.

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.

Blog

Normal WordPress functionality. Writing normal posts, will be displayed blog style as usual. In case you have created a front page, you will need to create also a blog page where your posts will be displayed (see Front Page template below). There are different blog layouts that you can use. See section Blog templates for more information.

Portfolio

Creating a portfolio collection generally involves three steps:

  1. First, you need to create some Skills. From your admin panel, go to Portfolios Skills, and then create some skills such as Programming, PHP, Design, and Photoshop.
  2. Next, you need to create the portfolio items. Go to Portfolios New Portfolio and enter the title (e.g. Redesign of Google.com), on the main content box enter the main text of you post (e.g. Larry approached me to redesign his website, …), select the Skills that it belongs into (i.e. Design, Photoshop), add a Featured Image by clicking on Set featured image, and finally, on the Portfolio Details box add more images by clicking the Upload button. You can disable the slider that appears internally on each portfolio page (a nice list will be shown instead), by checking the Disable the internal portfolio slider checkbox. You can optionally add a subtitle for your work.
  3. If you want to show the portfolio you just created on the homepage and/or the homepage slider, you need to also check the Show this portfolio item on the homepage and Show this portfolio item on the homepage slider checkboxes in the Portfolio Details box.
  4. You should also create a Project Information table, that appears at the side of the portfolio when viewed. In the Portfolio Details box click the Add field link a few times, and start writing. The first input box is used for the heading, and the second is used for the description. For example, on the left input on the first row, type Client and on the right input type Google. On the next row it could be your time-frame, budget, or anything you like. Note that you can re-arrange the lines by drag and drop. Just click a line between the two fields or next to the “Remove me” link and drag it in the position that you want it to appear.
  5. Finally, you need to create a page that will display your portfolio. What better place than the homepage? Take a look at the section Front page template later in this document for instructions on how to set up a Front page. You can also create a separate page that shows all you portfolio items. Take a look at the section Portfolio Listing below.

Front Page template

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

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. Also make sure that you select the Contact Template from the Page Templates on your right hand.

Hit Publish, and then navigate back to the CSSIgniter Settings > Contact Section. There you will find all the options for your Contact Page including the map options.

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.
  • Hero Text and Hero Font Size: Allows you to place a Hero Text at the top of your frontpage and Blog pages. You can also select its size.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Display Options

Various options that affect what your website displays.

  • Slider: Allows you to change the behavior of the front page and portfolio sliders.
  • 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.
  • Show featured images on posts/pages: Control whether you want the featured image of each post to be displayed when viewing that post’s page. The featured image can be shown/hidden on each individual post type, with common dimensions.

Homepage

These options control the structure of your Homepage. You can hide the Portfolio, Clients and Services sections, and you can also select how many columns you wish each section to be.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

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