Bizco Documentation

Installing The Theme

To install themes with the WordPress theme uploader:

  • Download the theme.zip from the member area
  • Login to wp-admin
  • Go to Appearance > Themes
  • Click on the "Install Themes" tab, then click on the "Upload" link
  • Upload the theme.zip (note: it is the theme.zip, not theme-psd.zip) that you just downloaded from the member area
  • Activate the theme

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You can also install the theme with a FTP software, read this tutorial for more details.

Demo Import

With the one-click import functionality in our themes you can quickly and easily import all the sample content from our demo sites into your theme with a single click.

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Importing Content

To import sample content into a theme you can use the "Demo Import" panel available under Themify > Transfer to access the one-click import functionality.

From here you can click the "Import Demo" button, and the process of importing will begin, which will import all the settings and content from our demo site.

Once this process is complete the button will change to say "Done" and you are ready to begin working.

NOTE: Due to copyright reasons, images from our demo sites will not be imported, and instead will be replaced with placeholder images.

Erasing Content

To erase sample content from a theme you can use the "Demo Import" panel available under Themify > Transfer to access the one-click import functionality.

You can now click on the "Erase Demo" button, and the tool will begin erasing all of the demo content. This will erase all of the sample content which was imported by the tool, but will keep any content which you have added/modified on your site.

Once this process is complete the button will change to say "Done" and the content will have been completely removed.

You can find more information on the One-Click Demo Import process in the documentation.

To set up the social media links:

  • Go to Themify > Settings > Social Links tab
  • The theme comes with some pre-filled social links. Simply enter your social profile URL in the Link input field. For example, enter 'http://twitter.com/themify' for the Twitter link.
  • You can replace the default icons by clicking on the Upload button and uploading your own graphic icon. You may download more free social media icons at IconDock.
  • To add more links, click on the Add Link button at the bottom.
  • To remove link, click on the delete icon.
  • To arrange the display order, drag and drop the link container

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Displaying The Social Media Links

Once you have the Social Links setup, go to WP > Appearance > Widgets, drop the Themify - Social Links from the Available Widgets panel to the Social Widget panel. Optional: enter the widget Title such as "Follow Us", check to "Show link name" and icon size.

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Hiding the RSS Icon

To disabling the RSS or social media icons: go to Themify > Settings > Theme Settings (under Exclude RSS link section).

Custom Menus

To create a custom navigation menu:

  • Go to Appearance > Menu
  • Click on the plus (+) sign to create a new menu (eg. Main Menu).
  • Add the menu items from the left panels (Custom Links, Pages, or Categories)
  • To create dropdown menu, drag the menu item toward the right (the item(s) will be indented)
  • When you are done adding the menu items, click "Save Menu"
  • Then on the top right panel where it says "Theme Locations", select the menu from the dropdown to assign it to the navigation location and click "Save"

Read Custom Menus for more detailed tutorial.

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To display a logo image instead of text:

  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Site Logo and Tagline
  • Under "Site Logo", select "Logo Image" radio button
  • Upload a logo image
  • Specify the image width and height

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You can also change website Tagline from here:

  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Site Logo and Tagline
  • Scroll down and under "Site Tagline", select "Text" radio button
  • Enter your site Tagline
  • Hit "Save & Publish"

Read Customizing the Site Logo and Description (Tagline) for more details.

Custom Homepage

Creating the homepage with Themify Builder

To create a custom Page as shown on our demo:

  • Create a new Page (eg. Custom Homepage)
  • View the page frontend
  • On the top admin bar, select Themify Builder > Turn On Builder (view Builder documentation for more info)
  • Expand the first row to full width column, then drop in a Builder - Highlight module, select the grid3 layout icon for the Highlight posts
  • Then drop a Builder - Divider module below the Highlight module, set the divider color as you like
  • On the next row, create 3-column grid (drag the column dividers left/right to merge or expand columns), then:
    • In the first column: drop a Builder - Widget module, select Themify - Feature Post widget and the configure the widget options as you like
    •  In the second column: drop a Builder - Widget module, select Themify - Twitter and enter your Twitter ID in the options (note: you need to create a required access token from Twitter API in order to show the tweets)
    • In the third column: drop a Builder - Text module and enter any text as you like. You can insert Heading tags (H1 - H6) and shortcodes as you like

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Set Custom Front Page

After you set the page as front page, the home slider and welcome message will appear. To set the front page:

  • Go to wp-admin > Settings > Reading
  • Select a static page under the "Front page displays"
  • Then select "Custom Homepage" in the dropdown

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Homepage Slider

To display the slider on the homepage:

  • Go to wp-admin, click on the "Add New" link under the Slider menu.
  • Choose the layout option:
    • default: display the feature image on left, title and content on the right
    • image-only: display the feature image only (no title or content)
    • content-only: display the content only (title and feature image will not be displayed)
    • gallery: display the feature image, title, and content in gallery style

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  • Upload a feature image.
  • Image width and height is optional. If the field is empty, default image size will apply.
  • Image link is optional.

Slider Options can be found at Themify > Theme Settings.

Welcome Message

To display a welcome message on the homepage, go to Themify panel > Settings > Theme Settings, enter the text in the Welcome Text box. The content can be plain text or HTML code.

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Highlight Post Type

To display the homepage highlights:

  • Go to wp-admin, click on the "Add New" link under the Highlights menu.
  • Icon image is optional.
  • Image width and height is also optional. If the field is empty, default setting will apply.

highlights panel

Custom Page Layout

To display posts from specific category(ies) using pre-designed layouts:

  • Create a new WordPress page.
  • Select the Sidebar Option
  • Select the category that you want to display or enter multiple category IDs in the Query Category text field.
  • Posts per page = the number of posts to be displayed per page.
  • Select the Layout option.
  • Image width & height is optional.
  • Page navigation = pagination menu (page 1, 2, 3, 4...)

query post panel

To link the featured image with a lightbox popup such as image zoom, video or an iframe window, enter the URL in the Lightbox Link field under the Themify Custom Panel. The Themify Custom Panel can be found in the post edit page.

  • Sample image: http://themify.me/demo/themes/pinboard/files/2012/06/133618178.jpg
  • Sample video: http://youtu.be/Abjx1JJO1i8
  • Sample iframe: http://themify.me?iframe=true&width=100%&height=100%  (you need to add ?iframe=true at the end of the URL)

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To change the theme of the lightbox overlay, you can use the 'themify_gallery_plugins_args' filter in a custom-functions.php that you should create in the theme root folder, pasting the following code in it

<?php
function another_theme($args){
    $args['theme'] = 'dark_square';
    return $args;
}
add_filter('themify_gallery_plugins_args', 'another_theme');
?>

In the example, the 'dark_square' theme was specified. You can specify these theme names:

  • light_rounded
  • pp_default
  • light_square
  • dark_rounded
  • dark_square
  • facebook

The gallery can be inserted in any post or page. To insert a gallery, click on "Add Media" button

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It will open a lightbox for you to create and insert gallery. Read this tutorial for more details on how to use WordPress Gallery.

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To set the Footer Widget column layout, go to Themify > Settings > Theme Settings. To drop the widgets in the Footer_Widgets, go to wp-admin > Appearance > Widgets.

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To replace the default footer text, go to Themify > Settings > Theme Settings (under Footer Text section).

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Shortcodes

Read the Shortcodes documentation on how to add pre-styled buttons and columns in the content.

Responsive Videos

This theme incorporated some CSS tricks to make the video embeds responsive. If you are embedding the video using WP embeds, then it will add a <p class='post-video'> wrap automatically to make the video responsive. The .post-video class in the stylesheet will make the video fullwidth and elastic automatically.

If you are embedding manually, please add that <p class='post-video'> in the HTML code. Example:

<p class='post-video'>
[iframe embed code]
<p>

If you want to restrict the video to certain size, add width style in the wrapper:

<p class='post-video' style='max-width: 500px'>
[iframe embed code]
<p>