Folo 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.

Sample Content

If you are starting a new site and would like to import the sample content as seen on the demo site, here are the steps:

  1. Go to Tools > Import (yoursite.com/wp-admin/import.php). Click WordPress. You maybe asked to install the importer plugin. If so, install the plugin.
  2. Upload the sample content XML file included in the theme folder.
  3. You will be asked to map a user to the content and import file attachments. Check "Download and import attachments" to import the gallery images from our demo site.
  4. Now you may edit or delete the content as you like.

NOTE: The images shown on the demo site are not part of the theme package, nor are they included in the sample content. As such you will see placeholder images for the sample content and, should you wish to, these can be replaced after importing.

Theme Structure

theme structure

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 Themify panel > Styling > Site Logo
  • Under "Site Logo", select "Image" radio button
  • Upload a logo image
  • Specify the image width and height

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

Slider

To add new slider items:

  • click on the "Add New" link under the "Slider" menu on the left admin panels
  • enter the title, content is optional, upload an image in the "Feature Image" field
  • you can specific the image width & height, or insert the image link (optional)
  • the order of the slider items can be re-arranged by changing the publish time of the post

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Homepage Highlights

To add the homepage highlights:

  • click on the "Add New" link under the "Highlights" menu on the left admin panels
  • icon image is optional
  • image width and height is also optional. If the field is empty, default setting will apply.

highlights panel

Welcome Message

The welcome message can be inserted in the theme option panel > Settings > Theme Settings (under "Welcome Message"). You can enter text or HTML code.

Example:

This is a customizable welcome message. <a href="http://themify.me" class="button red">Learn More</a>

Default Layout Options

To set the default layout for Archives, Posts, and Pages, go to the theme option panel > Settings > Theme Settings.

  • Default Index Layout = archive, category, search, and tag pages
  • Default Post Layout = single post page
  • Default Static Page Layout = all static pages

default layout options

Custom Page With Query Categories

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

Custom Homepage

Any page that you created can be assigned as the frontpage. To assign a custom frontpage:

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

custom homepage

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

addmedia

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

creategallery

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)

add image

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