Factum

About Factum

Factum is a clean cut, single page, business WordPress theme specially crafted for law companies, attorneys or legal offices. It allows you to display your content primarily by using the four custom post types available. These are “Services”, “Personnel”, “Clients” and “Testimonials”. The above act as standard WordPress posts or pages but each of them has extra fields or custom layout which differentiates them from the former.

Theme installation

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

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

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

Theme image sizes

All images set as featured on any post type of the theme should be at least 750×750 pixels in size, with the exception of the homepage’s featured image which needs to be at least 945×490 pixels.

Useful Plugins

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

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

Importing sample content

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

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

Importing widgets

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

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

Setting up your theme

1) Creating theme pages

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

  1. “Home” this will serve as your homepage, assign to it the “Frontpage” template from the “Page attributes” panel. Upload a featured image, which will be displayed below the menu on the homepage. The page’s title will be displayed over the featured image, so make sure to title the page accordingly.
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create it, no further action needed.
  3. “Contact” here you can place your contact form which you will create using the Contact Form 7 plugin. Set this page to be your contact page under CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options, last box down.

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

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

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 Services

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

4) Adding Personnel

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

5) Adding Clients

To create a new client item go to Clients > Add New, set the client’s name as a title, set a featured image and publish the client item.

6) Adding Testimonials

To create a new Testimonial, go to Testimonials > New Testimonial, set the author’s name as the title, the testimonial’s text in the content box and the author’s photo as a featured image and finally, publish it.

7) Creating your menu

Now that your content is in place, you need to set up the menus. Factum features two menus. The main menu located in the header and a secondary located in the footer. To create a menu that links to your various homepage sections, certain steps need to be taken. The homepage features six sections Services, Personnel, Clients, Testimonials, Articles and Contact, each section has a unique id attached to it, these are #s1, #s2, #s3, #s4, #s5 and #s6 respectively. To link to each section, you need to go to appearance > menus and create a custom link from the Links tab which points to your site’s URL, followed by the unique id of the section you want to target. For example if your site is www.factum.org and you want to create a link to the Client section it will look like this:
menu_item
following is a sample menu of the fictitious factum.org site with three links to the Services, Personnel and Contact sections
sample_menu

Normal pages, like the blog page or any static pages you will create are inserted to the menu as usual.

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

8) Configuring your Homepage

Factum’s homepage pulls the content from the custom post type we created above and displays it in sections. These sections, in order, are Intro, Services, Personnel, Clients, Testimonials, Articles and Contact. You can enable/disable each of these sections and modify their titles under CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options, you can also modify the column number of the clients section and the number of articles you want displayed on the homepage.

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

How to use the page builder template

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

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

ci_page_builder_template

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

Support

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

SixtyOne

About SixtyOne

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

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 SixtyOne theme are:

  • Default thumbnail size: 640x300px
  • Homepage slider: 1140x585px
  • Gallery thumbnail: 690x450px
  • Blog featured image: 690x220px
  • Gallery full size images: 1140x450px
  • Carousel row images180x94px
  • Homepage featured image thumbnail 270x125px

Useful Plugins

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

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

Importing sample content

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

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

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

Setting up your theme

1) Creating theme pages

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

  1. “Home” this will serve as your homepage, assign to it the “Front page” template from the “Page attributes” panel. Any content you paste in the editor, along with the featured image, will appear on the homepage’s welcome section.
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create it, no further action needed.
  3. “Contact” here you can place your contact form.
  4. “Booking” your booking form will be placed here, apply the “Booking page” template. Once you publish the page go to CSSIgniter settings > Contact options select the Booking page, fill in the e-mail you want your booking inquiries sent to and save changes.
  5. “Rooms” this page will display your rooms. Apply the “Rooms Listing” template to the page and notice the “Rooms Listing Options” panel that appears.
    room_listing
    The first dropdown menu allows you to choose whether you want all rooms listed (by leaving empty) or selecting only one room category, so you can create different listing pages for each room type. The second drop down defines the number of columns your listing page will have.
  6. “Gallery Listing” this page will display your galleries. Apply the “Galleries Listing” template to the page and notice the “Gallery Listing Options” panel that appears. Here you can select the number of columns your gallery listing page will have.
    gallery_listing
  7. “Location” here you can display information relevant to your establishment’s location. Use the “Location” template and and fill all the needed info in 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 Rooms

To create a new room item go to Rooms > new Room, set the room’s name as a title, enter relevant information in the content editor, and set a featured image. Then move to the “Room Details” panel. Here you can add images to your room’s slider (please read the “Creating Gallery items and uploading images to Rooms” section first),enable or disable the room’s slider, add the room’s amenities (we recommend adding room specific amenities and use the Homepage’s amenities section for the hotel general ones, these can be set from CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options), add a price and let visitors know if current price is an offer. Room slider behavior can be controlled in CSSIgniter settings > Display options.

4) Adding Galleries

To create a new gallery item go to Galleries > new Gallery, set the gallery’s name as a title, enter some text if you wish in the content editor, set a featured image and proceed to upload your images by clicking the “Upload Images” button in the “Gallery Details” panel(please read the “Creating Gallery items and uploading images to Rooms” section first), select whether you want a slider in the gallery’s single page or not and finally publish the gallery item. Gallery slider behavior can be controlled in CSSIgniter settings > Display options.

5) Adding Slider items

To add items to your homepage’s slider go to Slider Items > new Slider Item, set a title for the slider item and upload a featured image (which will be the image displayed on the homepage), finally, publish the slider item. Slider speed and autoslide functionality can be adjusted under CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options.

6) Adding Testimonials

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

7) Creating your menu

Now that your content is in place, you need to set up the menus. SixtyOne’s main navigation is split in two parts, one part on either side of the logo. Go to Appearance > Menus and create two menus, name them “Left menu” and “Right menu”. Customize each one by adding menu items to it and then go to “Manage Locations”, set the menus on their respective positions and save.

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

8) Adding content to your Homepage

The homepage on SixtyOne features one widgetized area named “Homepage” below the slider where you can add widgets to display custom content. You can access this area and add content to it in Appearance > Widgets.

Duplicate the demo’s layout

On the demo’s homepage we have four slider items, one CI Room widget on the Homepage sidebar. On the Footer Widgets sidebar there are three text widgets and a 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).

10) Changing header text

You can change the text displayed one the left and right side of the header. To do that, navigate to CSSIgniter settings > Display options (1st box) and follow the on-screen instructions.

11) Configuring the expandable header

The theme comes with an expandable header, aimed to provide your visitors with quick contact information. You need to click on the pointer image to expand/collapse the header. Its specifics can be customized through CSSIgniter Settings > Contact Options.

12) Custom Widgets

The theme features eleven custom widgets which are displayed below
custom_widgets

six of them are SixtyOne specific widgets which can help a lot when setting up your theme, these are
sixtyone_specific_widgets

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

13) Custom Sliders (via shortcode)

SixtyOne v2.1+ comes with a custom slider shortcode to allow you to place sliders on any page or post you like. To do that edit the post/page you want to place the slider on, click “Add Media”, on the pop-up click “Create Gallery”, select the images you want to add to the gallery, then click “Create a new gallery” and finally click “Insert gallery”. On the editor click the “Text” tab on its top right corner, you will see something like this
[gallery ids="294,293,292,291"]
modify it to
[ci_slider ids="294,293,292,291"]
and your slider is ready, publish the post/page and you are done.

Long story short, you can use the WordPress gallery shortcode and substitute ‘gallery’ with ‘ci_slider’ in the shortcode, to create the slider.

TIP: The order, orderby and exclude options mentioned in the gallery shortcode link above, are supported by the slider shortcode.

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

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 1.0.3 and prior.

  1. Create a new Gallery/Room 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 and Rooms

  1. Edit the Gallery/Room 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

Santorini

About Santorini

Santorini is a WordPress theme designed for hotels and resorts. It allows you to display your content primarily by using the six custom post types available. These are “Galleries”, “Rooms”, “Slides”, “Services”, “Testimonials” and “Attractions”. The above act as standard WordPress posts or pages but each of them has extra fields or custom layout which differentiates them from the former. The homepage is comprised of the homepage slider and custom widgets specially crafted to bring those custom post types together as discussed later on in the documentation.

Theme installation

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

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

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

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes for the Santorini Resort theme are:

  • Fullwidth homepage slider: 1920×850
  • Fixed width homepage slider: 950×640
  • CI Item Widget (frontpage widgets featured images): 750×865
  • Single post featured image: 750×400
  • Inner photo gallery slider (room, attraction etc): 925×465

Please keep in mind that any image uploaded should be larger than 750px for best results, and generally for each section at least larger or equal than its recommended width. For example,  the images of an inner slider of a room should be 425px in height but more importantly they should be equal or larger than 925px in width.

Useful Plugins

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

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

Importing sample content

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

You can download the Sample Content for Santorini by clicking here

Importing widgets

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

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

Setting up your theme

1) Creating theme pages

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

  1. “Home” this will serve as your homepage, assign to it either the “Homepage /w Full Slider” or the “Homepage /w Fixed Slider” template from the “Page attributes” panel, depending on the size of the slider you want on your homepage.
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. Just create it, no further action needed.
  3. “Contact” here you can place your contact form which you will create using the Contact Form 7 plugin. Assign to it the “Contact” template and then navigate to CSSIgniter settings > Contact options to set your address the coordinates for your map (map can also be disabled from here).
  4. “Booking” your booking form will be placed here, apply the “Booking Page” template. Once you publish the page go to CSSIgniter settings > Contact options select the Booking page, fill in the e-mail you want your booking inquiries sent to and save changes.
  5. “Gallery Listing” this page will display your galleries. Two layouts are available either a three column layout by applying the “Gallery listing 3 Cols” template from the page attributes panel, or a four column layout by applying the “Gallery listing 4 Cols” one.
  6. “Room Listing” this page will display your rooms. Two layouts are available either a three column layout by applying the “Room listing 3 Cols” template from the page attributes panel, or a four column layout by applying the “Room listing 4 Cols” one.
  7. “Services Listing” this page will display your services. Apply to it the “Services Listing” template from the page attributes panel.
  8. “Attractions Listing” this page will display your attractions. Two layouts are available either a three column layout by applying the “Attractions listing 3 Cols” template from the page attributes panel, or a four column layout by applying the “Attractions listing 4 Cols” one.

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

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

ReadingSettings

2) Populating your blog

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

3) Adding Galleries

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

4) Adding Rooms

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

5) Adding Slider items

To add items to your homepage’s slider go to Slider Items > new Slider Item, set a title for the slider item and upload a featured image (which will be the image displayed on the homepage), enter any text you might want to show when the single slider item is viewed (please notice that any text entered here will appear only if you leave the URL box blank in the slider settings below). Next move to the Slider Details panel, give the slider a subtitle, a custom link and change the ‘Read More’ button text if you so desire. Finally, publish the slider item. Homepage slider behavior can be controlled under CSSIgniter settings > Homepage options.

6) Adding Testimonials

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

7) Adding Attractions

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

8) Creating your menu

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

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

9) Adding content to your Homepage

The homepage on Santorini features three widgetized areas, these are: the “Homepage #1 Fullwidth” directly below the slider, the “Homepage #1 Three Column” which is below the fullwidth one and the the “Homepage #3 Side” which is located to the right of the latest post on the homepage. You can access this area and add content to it in Appearance > Widgets.

Duplicate the demo’s layout

On the demo’s homepage we have two slider items, one CI Item widget, with a testimonial selected on the Homepage #1 Fullwidth. Following are three CI Item widgets with a page, a gallery and the room listing page respectively, in the “Homepage #1 Three Column” sidebar. Finally we have a CI Special Offer widget, the Socials Ignited widget and the CI Newsletter widget on the “Homepage #3 Side” sidebar.

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 (6th box down). Primary footer text appears on the left side of the footer and secondary on the right.

11) Setting up the weather

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

12) About the language switcher

The theme is compatible with the WPML plugin. The Header Top Right sidebar is designed to hold the WPML’s language switcher widget, as seen on the theme’s demo.

How to use the page builder template

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

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

ci_page_builder_template

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

Additional Information

Creating Galleries

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

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

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

Next Steps

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

StereoSquared

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, and let us create some sample content for you, from within the CSSIgniter Settings panel, Site Options tab, Create sample content button.
WARNING: As this will create posts, pages, custom post types, categories, widgets, etc. and change various system settings, it is strongly advised that you do this on a clean WordPress installation, without any previous and/or precious data. Under no circumstances we can be help responsible for total or partial data loss, so please be careful. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!.

Theme features

Blog

Normal WordPress functionality. Writing normal posts, will be displayed blog style as usual. In case you have created a front page, you will need to create also a blog page where your posts will be displayed (see Front Page template with Slider below).

Events

Events are the bread and butter of the music performer, from gigs or concerts, to guest appearances, to CD signings. The Events post type allows you to do just that, and show it off in an elegant way.

From your admin panel, go to Events New Event and start filling in the information. Use the title to note the town/country the event takes place, and optionally the nature of the event, (e.g. London, UK or Secret Concert, New York City, NY, USA). Use the main content to write the description, details and any information regarding the event. If the event is part of a tour, you may create a Tour taxonomy and file the event under that. Bellow the main content, there is the Event Details section, where you should add location and date details about the event. Enter the event’s date and time using the included date and time pickers. Type in the name of the venue the event takes place, e.g. Moe’s Bar and then locate the place on the map. When you find the place, click on the Set Venue Position button and then click on the exact point on the map to place a marker. Below the map, you can enter additional information about the venue, such as its address, phone number and website address. Don’t forget to assign a Featured Image, as it will be used on the future. Read on to find out.

Once you have created one or more events, it’s time to show them to the world.

Events templates

Create a new page from Pages Add New and name it Events or something similar. From the Page Attributes box assign the Coming Up Event template. This page will now show a big map, with all events having an Event Date equal or later than today’s date.
You can create another page to show both past and future events if you wish. Again, create a new page named accordingly (e.g. All Events) but this time assign the All Events template.
Future events are also shown on the front page. See section Front Page template with Slider for more information.

Don’t forget about Events just yet. Just because you did that gig, doesn’t mean you have to forget about it. Update the event with photos taken on location, write your experiences there, and give people who attended a chance to share their experience with you. Not only you will gain audience engagement, but comments are a great SEO boost.

Releases

What performing artist doesn’t want to be a recording artist? Even on the early humble beginnings, everyone starts releasing demos, rehearsal recordings, bootlegs, or when things get big, LPs, CDs, DVDs, etc. Releases allow you to add all these to your website. Go to Releases Release Types and add some types, such as CD, DVD, Bootleg, etc. Then go and add everything you have released as an artist. From Releases New Release start by adding the title of the release (such as your CD Signle’s title). Next, go to the Release Details box, and select when it was released. Of course you want a cover for that CD of yours, don’t you? Add a Featured Image then.
And now let’s get to the good part.
Into the main content box, start typing away. Go nuts. Provide a description, special thanks, track listings… Anything! And when you think your audience is ready to get awed by your performance, get your music on SoundCloud, either as a single track, or if more, as a Set. Then just copy the URL of your track/set, and anywhere on the main content use the [soundlcoud] shortcode to embed it as such:

[soundcloud]http://soundcloud.com/your-url/etc[/soundcloud]

The player that appears will automatically expand to fit the content’s width, but if you want you can specify an exact width and/or height with the width and height parameters. E.g.:

[soundcloud width="200" height="150"]http://soundcloud.com/your-url/etc[/soundcloud]

Note that you can use only the parameters you want, and not necessarily both of them.

To show your releases to the masses, create a new page from Pages Add New and name it Releases or something similar. From the Page Attributes box assign the Releases template. The latest release is also shown on the front page. See section Front Page template with Slider for more information.

Videos

You’ve made a video clip? You have footage of your latest gig, or even the very first one? Upload it on one of the supported websites and show it off. From your admin screen, go to Videos New Video, give it a title, write a long story about it, and most importantly, on the Video File URL box paste the URL of the video.

To show your videos to your fans, create a new page from Pages Add New and name it Videos or something similar. From the Page Attributes box assign the Videos template. The latest video is also shown on the front page. See section Front Page template with Slider for more information.

Slider

This feature applies to the home page. Please see section Front Page template with Slider for more information.
Your theme comes with a beautiful slider on the front page. To assign images to it, you need to create Slider Items. Each slider item represents one image in your slider, and gives you the opportunity to have it linked wherever you want.
To create a new slider item, go to Slider Items New Slider Item, give it a title and set a Featured Image. That image will be displayed on the slider.
Now, if you want normal behavior, write a description or whatever you want to write on the main content, and just hit Publish. If you want your image to link somewhere else though, such as an event, a blog post, or even on an entirely external website, find the Slider Details box and paste the URL of the target page.

Widgets

This theme supports widgets. There are six (6) widget areas defined, three of which are for customizing your Home Page specifically:

You will need to place some widgets in widget areas Home Page Sidebar Row 1, Home Page Sidebar Row 2 and Home Page Sidebar Row 3, according to your liking.

The Blog Sidebar, which appears on the right hand side of the content, on your posts and blog page.

The Pages Sidebar, will also appear on the right hand side of the content but only on Pages and Post Types.

Lastly, there is an area on the footer, Footer Widgets that is displayed on every page and fits two widgets across the lower area of your website (the footer).

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

Audio Played Widget

The theme comes bundled with its own custom Audio Player widget so that you can show the world your music. Specifically designed for the footer, the audio player allows you to paste the url of your .mp3, m4a or .ogg track (after of course uploading the file(s) via the Media section) and enter your Artist info and Song Name.

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.

Furthermore, the theme provides an extra shortcode, [soundlcoud], in order to allow you to embed music from SoundCloud. You can use the shortcode as such:

[soundlcoud]http://soundcloud.com/your-url/etc[/soundcloud]

The player that appears will automatically expand to fit the content’s width, but if you want you can specify an exact width and/or height with the width and height parameters. E.g.:

[soundcloud width="200" height="150"]http://soundcloud.com/your-url/etc[/soundcloud]

Note that you can use only the parameters you want, and not necessarily both of them.

Custom Menus

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

Front Page template with Slider

To set-up a front page, you need to create two pages. Name the first one “Blog“. Name the second one “Front Page” or something similar, and from the Page Attributes box assign it the 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.

The front page consists of various sections showcasing your work as an artist. In detail:

  • Slider: The slider shows Slider Items that you have created, have assigned a featured image, and may or may have not linked to a page. See slider section above for more information.
  • Widget row after the slideshow Using widget functionality, you can customize this area to show what you want. A specific page, or a recent blog item..
  • Upcoming Concerts: Shows a list of the events that are about to come.
  • Latest Videos: Shows the latest videos slider.
  • Photo Gallery: Shows the three most recent photo galleries you’ve added.

Full Width Page template

You may have any page displaying full-width, without a sidebar. All you need is to assign the Full Width, No Sidebar template from the Page Attributes box.

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.

Settings Panel

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
  • Slogan text: Textual slogan – site description
  • Upload your logo: Allows you to upload a logo image. You need to upload it to the correct size. Logo and slogan text are 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.
  • Sample content: Creates or deletes the sample content.

Home Page Options

From this tab you set the slider property of the home page.

  • Slider: Allows you to change the behavior of the front page slider.

Further customization of the home page is achieved through using widgets.

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.

  • Use the following on listing pages: Allows you to have the Content or the Excerpt displayed on various listing pages.
  • Read More text: What will be displayed instead of the default Read More… or […]
  • 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.

Archive Options

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

Google options

  • Google Analytics Code: Just copy paste your Google Analytics code exactly as given by their website, and you are all set for tracking visits.
  • Google Maps API Key: Paste you Maps API key. You can get one from http://code.google.com/apis/console/.

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 StereoSquared theme are:

  • Blog thumbnail: 200x200px
  • Post thumbnail: 300x150px
  • Slider: 940x430px

Me

About “ME”

Me is a responsive vCard theme for WordPress for those who want a really simple – but powerful – “About me” page. It allows you to display your content mainly by using the two custom post types provided, “Portfolios” and “Experiences”. The above act as standard WordPress posts or pages but each of them has specific functionality which differentiate them from the former.

WordPress theme installation

The easiest way to install the theme, is by accessing your WordPress admin panel, then go to Appearance > Themes. Select the Install Themes tab and click the Upload link located just below the tab’s name. Click on Browse… and select the WordPress theme zip file you just downloaded. Then click the Install Now button, and after a few seconds, your new theme should be installed. Click activate and the theme is ready to use. In order to install the theme manually, or in case you have trouble installing it through the admin panel, you have to unzip the WordPress theme’s zip file on your computer, and upload via FTP the resulting theme folder into your WordPress installation themes folder (wp-content/themes). Then, from the WordPress admin go to Appearance > Themes. The theme should be available in your themes list. Click activate. After activation, you will be redirected to the CSSIgniter Settings panel (accessible from Appearance > CSSIgniter Settings) to start customizing your brand new theme.

Importing sample content

The easiest way to get started and find your way around using this theme, is by installing it into a fresh WordPress installation, and importing our sample content. To get it go to CSSIgniter settings > Site Options, scroll all the way down and click the Download sample content link. Extract the zip file you downloaded and upload the xml file in Tools > Import > WordPress (if not already present, you will be prompted to install the WordPress importer plugin), assing the authors to an existing user and make sure you check the “import attachments” box. You can now import the sample content. WARNING: As this will create posts, pages, custom post types, categories, widgets, etc. and change various system settings, it is strongly advised that you do this on a clean WordPress installation, without any previous and/or precious data. Under no circumstances we can be held responsible for total or partial data loss, so please be careful.

Setting up your theme

1) Creating theme pages

Let’s start by adding pages you are going to need. Me is a single page template so we only need to create two pages. Go to Pages > Add New and create the following pages:

  1. “Intro” this will serve as your introduction page, a small text about you and a featured image are best suited here.
  2. “Contact” (optional) if you need to have a contact form, create this page and paste in the contact form shortcode given to you by the Contact Form 7 plugin.

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

2) Adding Portfolio items

To add a portfolio item go to Portfolios > New Portfolio. Add your work’s name as a title, upload a featured image and add the portfolio item to an existing skill or create a new skill for it from the Skills panel on the right, when done publish the item.

3) Adding Experiences

To add an experience item go to Experiences > New Experience. Add your work position’s name as a title, a small description in the text editor, fill in the job’s duration and the organization’s title in the Experience Details panel below and publish the item.

4) Completing the layout

Once your content is in you need to add the finishing touches to your page, this is done in the CSSIgniter settings panel. Go to Appearance > CSSIgniter settings > Display Options, in the second box down select the intro and contact pages you created earlier, on the drop down menus. In the box below you can set the title for each section of your page, finally in the last box you can create your skills table that will appear next to your work experience, read the instructions provided to learn how to use it.

The CSSIgniter settings panel

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

Additional Information

Useful Plugins

  • 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.

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes for the Me theme are:

  • Post thumbnail size: 280x190px
  • Thumbnail for intro section : 280x280px

Agora

About Agora

Agora 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 a widgetized area which allows 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.

TIP: If you need different product image sizes than the ones set by the theme, go to WooCommerce > Settings and in the Products tab set the image sizes that best fit your shop under the Product Image Sizes section.

Image Sizes

  • Thumbnail: 480x360px
  • Fullwidth page featured image: 940x400px
  • Product thumbnail: 100x100px
  • Shop page (product listing) thumbnail: 480x360px
  • Single product featured image: 480x360px

Useful Plugins

To get the sample content file you can click the link in the notice that will appear on your dashboard immediately after activating the theme.

  • 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.
  • One Click Import : Use this plugin to help you import your content with just one click.
  • WPForms 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.

Importing sample content manually

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

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

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

Setting up your theme

1) Creating theme pages

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

  1. “Home” this will serve as your homepage, assign to it the “Front Page for eCommerce” or the “Front Page” template from the “Page attributes” panel. See below for more information about the templates.
  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

The way to add items on your homepage’s slider depends on the template you chose earlier:

  1. If you chose the “Front Page for eCommerce” template go to Products > Products and on each product you want as featured, click on the star so it becomes featured, as demonstrated below.
    featured_products
  2. If you selected the “Front Page” template go to Posts > All Posts and edit the post you want to make featured or if you want to add a new post go to Posts > Add New and check the box in the Slider Details section.
    featured_posts

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.

(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 Agora consists of the slider and a widgetized area. You can navigate to Apperance > Widgets and add widgets to the e-shop Front Page Widgets or Front Page Widgets sidebar depending on which homepage template you chose. Below is a list of recommended widgets you can assign to the frontpage

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

Duplicate the demo’s layout

The theme’s demo has the “Front Page for eCommerce” template selected. There are a few featured products on the slider and the following widgets on the e-shop Front Page Widgets sidebar: WooCommerce Products showing latest products, CI Newsletter and WooCommerce Products showing the best selling products. On the Footer Widgets sidebar we have two Text widgets, the WooCommerce Featured Products and the CI Tweets widgets.

The theme’s footer features two areas 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 textboxes (4th box down).

8) Header text

Under CSSIngiter settings > Display Options (1st box) you can modify the two lines of text that appear on your header opposite to your logo.

9) e-Commerce options

Under CSSIngiter settings > e-Commerce options you can modify the number of products your shop pages will have and enable/disable related products and Up-Sells.

10) 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

Femme

About Femme

Femme is a responsive magazine / 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 a widgetized area which allows 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.

TIP: If you need different product image sizes than the ones set by the theme, go to WooCommerce > Settings and in the Products tab set the image sizes that best fit your shop under the Product Image Sizes section.

Image Sizes

Thumbnail: 480x360px
Homepage slider: 450x335px
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 Femme by clicking here

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

Setting up your theme

1) Creating theme pages

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

  1. “Home” this will serve as your homepage, assign to it the “Front Page for e-shop” or the “Front Page for Magazine” template from the “Page attributes” panel. See below for more information about the templates.
  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

The way to add items on your homepage’s slider depends on the template you chose earlier:

  1. If you chose the “Front Page for e-shop” template go to Products > Products and on each product you want as featured, click on the star so it becomes featured, as demonstrated below.
    featured_products
  2. If you selected the “Front Page for Magazine” template go to Posts > All Posts and edit the post you want to make featured or if you want to add a new post go to Posts > Add New and check the box in the Slider Details section.
    featured_posts

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.

(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 Femme consists of the slider and a widgetized area. You can navigate to Apperance > Widgets and add widgets to the e-shop Front Page Widgets or Front Page Widgets sidebar depending on which homepage template you chose. Below is a list of recommended widgets you can assign to the frontpage

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

Duplicate the demo’s layout

The theme’s demo has the “Front Page for e-shop” template selected. There are a few featured products on the slider and the following widgets on the e-shop Front Page Widgets sidebar: WooCommerce Products showing on-sale items, WooCommerce Products showing best sellers, WooCommerce Products showing products by date and the “CI Posts from Categories”. On the Footer Widgets sidebar we have two Text widgets, the CI Tweets widget and the Categories widget.

The theme’s footer features two areas 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 textboxes (5th box down).

Under CSSIgniter settings > Display Options (4th box down) you can modify the introductory text itself and the places on which it appears. You can also modify or disable the footer text that appears on the bottom of the magazine/e-shop frontpage.

9) e-Commerce options

Under CSSIngiter settings > e-Commerce options you can modify the number of products your shop pages will have and enable/disable related products and Up-Sells.

10) Custom Widgets

The theme features seven 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

Molly

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 Molly theme are:

  • Post thumbnail size: 610x380px

Useful Plugins

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

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

Getting started

The easiest way to get started and find your way around using this theme, is by installing it into a fresh WordPress installation, and let us create some sample content for you, from within the CSSIgniter Settings panel, Site Options tab, Create sample content button.

You can also download the Sample Content for Molly by clicking here
WARNING: As this will create posts, pages, custom post types, categories, widgets, etc. and change various system settings, it is strongly advised that you do this on a clean WordPress installation, without any previous and/or precious data. Under no circumstances we can be help responsible for total or partial data loss, so please be careful. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!.

Theme features

Post formats

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

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

    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 width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4Z9WVZddH9w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 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 one widget area defined.

  • Social Bar, which appears on the footer of all posts and pages. Please only use the -=CI Social=- widget in this area.

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.

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.

Settings Panel

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: Uploads and registers a favicon. It must be already in .ico format.
  • Sample content: Creates or deletes the sample content.

Background Options

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

Display Options

Various options that affect what your website displays.

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

Social Options

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

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

Vidiho

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 Vidiho theme are:

  • Post thumbnail size: 284x80px
  • Blog thumbnail: 300x170px
  • Slider: 960x530px

Useful Plugins

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

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

Getting started

The easiest way to get started and find your way around using this theme, is by installing it into a fresh WordPress installation, and let us create some sample content for you, from within the CSSIgniter Settings panel, Site Options tab, Create sample content button.

You can also download the Sample Content for Vidiho by clicking here
WARNING: As this will create posts, pages, custom post types, categories, widgets, etc. and change various system settings, it is strongly advised that you do this on a clean WordPress installation, without any previous and/or precious data. Under no circumstances we can be help responsible for total or partial data loss, so please be careful. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!.

 

Theme features

Post formats

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

  • Standard: This is the standard format, just a plain post that can have a featured image.
  • 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 width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4Z9WVZddH9w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Widgets

This theme supports widgets. There are various widget areas defined.

  • Blog Sidebar, which appears on the right hand side of all posts and video.
  • Pages Sidebar, which appears on the right hand side of all normal pages.
  • Footer Widgets, which appears on the footer of all posts and pages.
  • Social Widget on Header, which appears on the top right corner of the website’s header, and is shown on all posts and pages. This area is exclusively designed to hold only one instance of the -=CI SOCIAL=- widget. If you want this area to remain blank, don’t assign the widget on this 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 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.

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.

The front page consists of a slider, a Recent videos section, a Latest articles section, and a sidebar. The sidebar used is the Blog Sidebar.
To assign images and/or videos to the slider, you need to create blog posts. From your admin screen, go to Posts New Post, enter a title, content, assign a big enough Featured Image and on the Slider Details box, check the Show this post’s image/video on the homepage slider checkbox.
To display a video, you need to select the Video post format and assign a oEmbed compatible URL, or the embed code from unsupported websites. You still need to have the Show this post’s image/video on the homepage slider checkbox checked.
If the post has the video post format assigned but the url/code of the video is empty, its featured image will be used on the slider instead.
The number of recent videos and latest articles that are displayed on the front page, can be changed from the CSSIgniter Settings panel.

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.

Full Width Page template

You may have any page displaying full-width, without a sidebar. All you need is to assign the Full Width, No Sidebar template from the Page Attributes box.

Settings Panel

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
  • Slogan text: Textual slogan – site description
  • 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.
  • Sample content: Creates or deletes the sample content.

Homepage Options

From this tab you can refine the behavior of the front page template.

  • Number of video posts: Sets the number of Recent video posts displayed on the front page.
  • Number of normal posts: Sets the number of Latest articles displayed on the front page.
  • Slider Options: Allows you to fine-tune the behavior of the slider.

Background Options

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

Display Options

Various options that affect what your website displays.

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

Social Options

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

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

Klou

About Klou

Klou is a premium WordPress theme designed for creative professionals. With it you can display your works and projects in simple, yet beautiful and functional manner. This can be done primarily by using the Portfolio custom post type, which acts as normal post, but is boosted by additional functionality to help you reach the desired layout on your site.

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.

Importing widgets

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

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

Setting up your theme

1) Creating theme pages

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

  1. “Home” this will serve as your homepage, assign to it the “Front Page with Portfolio” template from the “Page attributes” panel. The number of columns and the sections that will appear on your front page can be controlled under CSSIgniter Settings > Homepage Options.
  2. “Blog” this will be your posts page. The blog page’s layout can be changed between the three available layouts, under CSSIgniter Settings > Blog Options.
  3. “Contact” (optional) here you can place your contact form which you will create using the Contact Form 7 plugin.
  4. “Portfolio” this page will display your portfolio items. Apply the “Portfolio Listing” template to 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 portfolio items

To add a new portfolio item go to Portfolio > Add New. Set a featured image from the panel on the right, fill in any text you have for the portfolio item and move to the Portfolio Details panel below. Next upload your images via the Portfolio Gallery panel (have a look at the end of this document for more info on gallery creation). Moving on you can add a subtitle for your portfolio item and then decide if you want to display this portfolio item on the homepage slider, show it on the homepage as featured portfolio item and disable its internal slider.
Finally you have to fill in Project Details. Click the Add Field button to create a new field, you can enter client name, date of creation, suggested price, pretty much anything you like. Finally you can add an external URL, if available, to demonstrate your product.
TIP: The appearance or not of related items and their section title can be controlled under CSSIgniter Settings > Section Titles

4) Creating your menu

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

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

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 (2nd box down).

6) Changing the hero text

The theme’s introduction title & subtitle can be modified under CSSIgniter Settings > Section Titles

7) Widgets

The theme features five widgetized areas where you can place all your widgets to create your unique layout. Also it comes with seven custom widgets to help you display your content.

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 Klou theme are:

  • Post Thumbnail: 740x450px
  • Related portfolio thumbnail: 320x320px
  • Portfolio Slider: 895x460px
  • Homepage Slider : 940x400px
  • Portfolio grid listing thumbnail: 450x300px
  • Blog thumbnail: 125x125px