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Notes Documentation

Installing the Theme

To install themes with the WordPress theme uploader:

  • Download the "theme.zip" file from the Member Area
    • Note: some browsers (eg. Safari) auto extract zip files automatically. Right click on the download link and select "Save Linked File As" this will alow you to download the theme as a zip file.
  • Login to wp-admin
  • Go to Appearance > Themes
  • Click on the "Add New" button, then click on the "Upload Theme" button
  • Upload the theme.zip file (note: it is the theme.zip, not the theme-psd.zip that you just downloaded from the Member Area
  • Activate the theme

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FYI: You can also install themes with FTP method, read the Installing Themes tutorial for more info.

Demo Import

If you are starting a fresh site, importing the demo content will help you understand how the theme demo is built. The Demo Import feature will import the content (posts, pages, comments, etc.), Themify panel settings, menus, and widgtes setup from our demo to your site. You can erase the demo content afterward.

To import the demo setup:

  • Go to WP Admin > Themify > Settings > Demo Import and click "Import Demo" button
  • Note that the featured images will be replaced with an image placeholder for copyright reasons.

To erase the demo setup:

  • On the Demo Import tab, click on the "Erase Demo" button which will then remove the demo content

FYI: If the Demo Import does not work on your site, you can use the WP Admin > Tools > Import tool to import the demo content manually.

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To display a logo image instead of the site name text:

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

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You can also change website Tagline from here:

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

Setting The Main Navigation Menu

To create a custom navigation menu:

  • Go to WP Admin > Appearance > Menus
  • Click on "create a new menu" to create a new menu (eg. Main Menu).
  • Add the menu items from the left panels
  • 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"
  • To assign menu locations:
    • Scroll down to the bottom where it says "Theme locations" and tick the menu location checkbox
    • Main Navigation = main menu in the header
    • Footer Navigation = footer menu in the footer (note: some themes might not have Footer Navigation)

TIPS: You can display menus in sidebar widgets, remove the main menu, create empty links, and lightbox links. Read Custom Menus for more detailed tutorial.

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Step 1) To set up the social media links:

  • Go to WP Admin > 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 choose to display either "Icon Font" or "Image"
    • If "Icon Font" is selected, click on "Insert Icon" to select an icon (over 320+ icons available)
    • If "Image" is selected, you can upload your own graphic icon by clicking on the Upload button.
  • 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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Step 2) Displaying the Social Links:

  • Once you have the Social Links setup, go to WP Admin > Appearance > Widgets. Drag & drop the Themify - Social Links from the Available Widgets panel to the Social Widget panel.
  • Optional: Customize Widget Title - such as "Follow Us". You can also "Show link name" and adjust icon size.

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Hiding the RSS Icon

To hide the default RSS icon in the header:

  • Go to WP Admin > Themify > Settings > Theme Settings
  • Under the "Exclude RSS Link", tick the checkbox that says "Check here to exclude RSS icon/button in the header"

Hiding the Search Form

To hide the default serach form in the header:

  • Go to WP Admin > Themify > Settings > Theme Settings
  • Under the "Exclude Search Form", tick the checkbox that says "Check here to exclude search form in the header"

 

WordPress Post Formats (Tumblr-like)

This themes comes with the following post format supports: standard (default), aside, gallery, link, image, quote, status, video, audio and chat. To assign the post format to a post, select the radio button in the "Format" panel.

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When writing or editing a post, you should see the Themify Custom Panel (see image above). The following fields are required for the different post formats:

  • Video: Video URL (youtube, vimeo embed url). Examples: "http://vimeo.com/22391248" or "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Abjx1JJO1i8"
  • Image: Post Image, Content (optional)
  • Gallery: gallery shortcode in Content (eg.)
  • Quote: Content, Quote Author (optional), Quote Author Link (optional)
  • Audio: Audio URL (eg. http://themify.me/wp-content/audio/song.mp3), Post Image (optional)
  • Link: Link URL, Content (optional)

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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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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Custom Page Layout

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

  • Create a new WordPress page.
  • Under the Query Category dropdown menu, select the category that you want to display or enter multiple category IDs (separated with commas) in the text field.
  • Posts per page = the number of posts to be displayed per page.
  • Select the layout option.
  • Image width & height is optional.

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Standard Page: to remove the query post options, simply clear the Query Category field or select blank in the dropdown.

Custom Homepage

You can assign any Page as homepage:

  • Create a new Page (eg. Custom Homepage) with the Query Category option as mentioned above
  • 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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Setting Default Post and Page Layouts

Generally, the theme works out of the box. All the sidebar options and image dimensions are pre-defined in the theme. If you need to change the default sidebar options, featured image dimensions, content/except display, post meta, etc., it can be done in the WP Admin > Themify > Settings > Default Layouts.

There are three default layout options under Themify > Settings > Default Layouts:

  • Default Index Layout: refers to the default home page, category, search, archive, and tag pages, etc.
  • Default Post Layout: is the post page direct URL (also known as "Single Post")
  • Default Static Page Layout: is the static page

FYI: Read Default Layouts documentation for more info.

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Creating a Blog Page

To create a Blog page:

Setting Custom Front Page

You can set any page as the front (home) page. This means you can use the Builder to design the page and assign it as the front page. To set the Front Page:

  • Go to WP Admin > Settings > Reading
  • On the Front page displays select the "A static page (select below)" option and then select a "Front page"
  • Leave the "Posts page" default. If you want to create a custom Blog page, read this tutorial instead of setting the "Posts page".

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Adding Widgets

To add widgets to widgetized areas (eg. sidebar and footer widgets):

  • Go to WP Admin > Appearance > Widgets
  • The big panel on the left side shows all available widgets. The small panels on the right are the widgetized areas.
  • To add a widget: drag and drop the widget from the left panel to the right panel.
  • To remove the widget: drag the widget back to the left panel (Available Widgets panel). If you want to keep the widget setting for future use, drag it to the Inactive Widgets instead of the Available Widgets panel. It will save your widget settings. To retrieve the widget, drag the widget from Inactive Widgets panel instead of the Available Widgets panel.

TIPS: You can also add widgets in Appearance > Customize panel.

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Theme Skins

To apply pre-designed color skins:

  • Go to WP Admin > Themify > Skins, select a skin by clicking on the thumbnail and click Save

Styling The Theme

To style the theme frontend appearance:

  • Go to WP Admin > Appearance > Customize
  • It will take you to the Customize panel with live preview where you can style the appearance of the theme design (ie. color, background, font, spacing, border, etc.).

FYI: Refer to Customize documentation for more info.

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To set the Footer Widget column layout, go to WP Admin > 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 footer credit links:

  • Go to WP Admin > Themify > Settings > Theme Settings and enter the footer text.
  • HTML tags are allowed in the Footer Text.
  • To have empty footer text, enter a blank space in Footer Text.

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