Mar. 16, 2017
WordPress 4.7 +
1. Install Your WordPress Theme
When you purchase any of our themes you will receive an e-mail with a link for download, once you made the download you will have a big folder in .ZIP format (This in the case you have purchased our themes on the following marketplaces; Mojo-Themes / Creative-Market / Visualmodo Store) with something like 9 MB of size on the marketplaces with all the theme content called ‘ThemeMaster.zip’, on this folder you will see the following files; Demo content, Theme files, License and Documentation. Please don’t try to install this ThemeMaster.zip file on your WordPress, if you try you will see an error message because it’s the row-folder.
To install your theme you need to open this big folder ThemeMaster.zip with 9mb of size, found and open a file called ‘Theme-Files” and in this file you will see 2 files, theme.zip with something like 7.4.mb of size in .zip format and theme-child .zip, you need to extract / remove / unzip the theme.zip with 7.4. All you need to do is click on this file and drag it and drop this file on your desktop area, it will unzip the theme and you will get the ready-to-install file.
After this you need to login on your WordPress admin area and go to ‘Appearance’ Themes, Add new, Upload Theme, Select file, select the theme.zip file that you have unzipped before and have something like 7.4 mb of size, click on the upload theme and active the theme. Other way to install your theme is using the FTP for it.
In the case your purchase our theme on Mojo-Marketplace you will receive different files. The 4 following files (Demo Data / Main Files / Help File / Child Theme) already separated and unzipped (You will not receive the ThemeMaster.zip with all content together on mojo-marketplace) and all you will need to do is download the ‘Main Files’ This is the ready to upload on WordPress file and all you need to do after download this ‘Main Files’ folder is go to your WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme > Select the ‘ThemeName.zip’ downloaded folder and upload it on your site and active your theme.
In the case you don’t want to install your theme and have any difficulty You are FREE to contact our support on https://visualmodo.com/account/login/ or e-mail us on email@example.com and ask one of our support crew to enter on your site and install your EdgeWordPress theme for you, it’s easy, fast and free for all the Visualmodo clients. Just make sure you send us on this contact the right info, we will need your login information / site url and a print-screen / screenshot from your theme purchase with date.
In the case you are running some version of EdgeWordPress theme before 2.0.0 please go to this other documentation.
2. Install Your WordPress Plugins
All the Visualmodo clients gain third-party plugins on the theme. As soon as you active your theme on your WordPress site you will see a message in the top of your back-end screen asking to you start to install your plugins, To install if all you need to do is click on the button for it, In the case you don’t want to use some plugin you just can disable the message because all our theme work without any plugin however you are free to use it in the case you want to.
Again, in the case you don’t want to install your plugins and have any difficulty You area FREE to contact our support on https://visualmodo.com/account/login/ or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask one of our support crew to enter on your site and install if for you, it’s easy, fast and free For all the Visualmodo clients. Just make sure you send us on this contact the right info, we will need your login information / site url and a print-screen / screenshot from your theme purchase with date.
3. Theme Options
In this area of your wordpress you will be able to add your logos, change the fonts, place some custom codes, change your site global layout and change your footer text header options and all your site layout using our mastergen wordpress theme. This area works in the same way as ‘Customize’ under ‘Appearance’ tab normally used on free wordpress themes however the theme options have much more tools.
3.1 Header Options
In this area of your theme option you will completely edit your header. In this are you will be able to upload your company logo place icons on your menu like cart icon for login info and size / layout options settings.
3.1.1 Top Header
In this area of your theme option you will be able to enable another area that will b showed over of your header menu area and choose columns, in this columns you will be able to apply widgets, a top menu widget, texts or social icons for example. To do it set the option as ON and choose your columns layout, after that save your changes and go to your wp Appearance > Widgets > and apply widgets in the tabs called ‘Top Header’.
In this area of your theme options pinel you will be able to edit your header style, size, links colors and height.
In this area of your theme options pinel you will be able to upload your website header logo and all the logo variations, a light logo version, a dark logo version, a default logo and a mobile logo, we recommend you to upload logo always in .png format and our Visualmodo logo have 225 x 48px and the mobile logo have 48 x 24px. Your logo upload sets needs to follow your menu design color style and you are free to upload any color you want.
3.1.4 Alert Message
In this area of your theme options pinel you will be able to upload your website header a top header alert message that can be used for show to your users and views some message like promotion calls or some important notice.. You can enable or disable this area, if you want to use you can add a background color or image, the spacing and the text content. You can see an example of this usage on the following attach.
3.2 Footer Options
In this area of your site you will be able to select your footer text, columns, add a background image or color and layouts. In the case you want to remove the Visualmodo default text form your footer ‘Powered by WordPress’ simply set/type your own signature text on ‘Footer Copyright Section Text’ following the attachment image.
3.3 Post Types
In this area of your theme options you can disable / enable some parts of your theme that you don’t want to use. On your theme you have some custom posts styles as; Portfolio – Team – Knowledge Base, if you will not use this posts you can disable this part of your theme framework and low your theme size.
3.4 Typography Options
In this theme options area you will be able to change all the fonts on your site using the 600+ google fonts and changing the size and the layout of it, to start this edition you need to select ‘ON’ in the Use Custom Fonts?’ question. In the case you do not set ON in the very first option of this pinel the other changes will not have effect so please follow the attachment image. You also will be able to set your font line spacing, weight, line height and font size.
3.5 Color Options
In This area of your theme options you will be able to edit / change colors of your site, the site main color is called as ‘Global Color’ and you also can change the footer color and header color for light or dark colors.
You also can fully edit WordPress website colors under your WordPress dashboard > Appearance > Customize pinel to see the result on your front-end.
3.6 Custom Codes
In this area of your theme options you can apply custom codes to customize your website in the way you want, you can apply a google tracking codes, a CSS code, Js codes and HTML codes. Make sure you have some knowledge base on this codes before apply something.
3.7 Layout Option
In this are of your theme option you will be able to enable or not this theme feature (boxed layout), in the case you want to use a boxed site style you need to select ‘On’ in the first tab question, and you will be able to choose image, colors and layout. In the case you don’t want to use it just stay this options in the ‘Off’.
3.8 404 (page not found)
In this are of your theme option you will be able to completely edit the page not found (404) template, add background images, text and style.
3.9 Account Options
In this are of your theme option you will be able to completely edit the WordPress account pages template, add your own style for your login, register and reset WordPress pages.
3.10 WooCommerce Options
In this are of your theme option you will be able to completely edit the WooCommerce WordPress plugin templates pages, change the header styles, texts, sidebars and page layout to make your online shop looks unique. All the Visualmodo Themes comes with the most popular e-commerce WordPress plugin, the WooCommerce and you can edit this plugins default template pages here in the case you want to build a store.
In the fist theme options pinel area you can edit the layout for the main shop page and for the single product page, choose the sidebar location or do not use a sidebar.
3.10.1 Header Main Shop
In this are of your theme options, under your WooCommerce tab you can edit your header shop / store page style, add a image background, a slider build-in revolution slider plugin, the color, the title text, content caption and the navigation menu style.
4. Using Visualmodo Elements
The best way to create amazing pages with the theme is using the theme custom page builder elements, in this area we will show you how to use it. you will be able to use this shortcodes to build pages, posts or galleries. We build this shortcodes to add more features over the theme page builder.
To build a footer you need to place information in three areas of your wordpress: 1 – Theme Options, Footer Options to apply text, 2 – Appearance, Menus, create a menu with pages and save it as ‘footer menu’ and 3 – Appearance, Widgets and apply widget on three tabs, footer 01, footer 02 and footer 03. Please take a look on this tutorials to see how to build a footer with widgets, menus and text.
This tutorial will show you to add and place widget on a sidebar, to do it you need to go on the page editor, Custom Fields page area and select a sidebar, after this you need to go on Appearence, widget, and place widgets on the sidebar tabs. In the case you want more widgets on your sidebar our theme works great with plugins for it and wordpress have a lot of free plugin to apply more widgets.
8. Using Slider Show
In all the Visualmodo theme you have a revolution-slider plugin, a premium plugin that you gain for free to save money and create some awesome slider shows, to place it on a page please take a look on this document to see how the plugin works and build your slider. After have your slider build-in you will need to simply add it on your page and this can be done in several ways:
- Go to the page that you want to apply the slider show and load the editor by, wp dashboard > pages > edit page > scroll the page down until you see a field called “Options” > in Option field click on “Layout” and on “Layout Header Title” select ‘Revolution Slider” and select the slider below as is showed on the attached image above.
- You can also add is as a Visual Composer page builder element or as a content short-code. Please see this tutorial.
9. WordPress Plugins
You have third-party amazing plugins on the theme pack that you gain for free while using your Visualmodo themes however the way you use the plugins is not about our responsibility because we are theme developers, so we suggest you take a look on the plugins devs sites and search for plugins docs and video tutorials. You are free to use or not any plugin, your theme will work normally without it.
Revolution Slider WordPress Plugin http://revolution.themepunch.com/documentation/ Video tutorials playlist at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyuxFo-WBiU&index=7&list=PLSCdqDWVMJPPDcH_57CNZvLckoB8cimJF
Timetable Responsive Schedule For WordPress: http://codecanyon.net/item/timetable-responsive-schedule-for-wordpress/7010836 NOTE: This is not a tutorial page, it’s a sale page but you don’t need to buy it because you already have it on the theme pack and in this page the plugins devs show urls and place tutorials to this plugin way to use. oAuth Twitter Feed for Developers
Contact Form 7 WordPress Plugin http://contactform7.com/docs/
VisualComposer WordPress Plugin https://wpbakery.atlassian.net/wiki/display/VC/Visual+Composer+Pagebuilder+for+WordPress Video tutorials list at https://vc.wpbakery.com/video-tutorials/
Ultimate add-ons for visual composer plugin https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1kzJGWGPrW9CDWwdAWrd_9YQsh1z7u6O
WooCommerce WordPress Plugin http://docs.woothemes.com/documentation/plugins/woocommerce/
oAuth Twitter Feed for Developers WordPress Plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/oauth-twitter-feed-for-developers/
10. Front-Page (Home) and Posts-Page (Blog)
After you have your theme and your plugins installed and activated you will need to create 2 simple pages, without content, we suggest you called if as ‘Home’ and Blog’ for you will need to go on ‘Pages’ Add new, Name it as ‘Home’ and click on the button called ‘Publish’ The same for your blog page however you can name this pages in the way you want. Go to the WordPress admin area, click on ‘Settings’ Reading. In this area you will click on the ‘Front Page Displays’ and select ‘A Static Page’. For front page you select ‘Home’ and for posts page you select ‘Blog’. After you set it up you need to click on ‘Save Changes’ button.
11. Page Builder
All the visualmodo themes came with a drag and drop smart page builder, to start use it you need to go on your ‘Pages’ Add new, when you see the WordPress normal editor you need to click on a button called ‘Visual Composer’ and you will see a button called ‘Add Element” click on it to see all the pagebuilder elements. The pagebuilder needs to be used while building pages, portfolios, teams and knowledge bases however we don’t suggest you to use it while build blog posts because blog posts uses a wordpress native template, so while doing blog posts please use the Infinite Shortcodes, for more info about the infinite shortcodes just take a look on the 6. part of the doc. To see all the elements on the page builder and how to use it please go to the plugin documentation on https://wpbakery.atlassian.net/wiki/display/VC/Visual+Composer+Pagebuilder+for+WordPress and video tutorial guides on https://vc.wpbakery.com/video-tutorials/ Please take a look in some video tutorials of this great WordPress Page Builder plugin to make your page layouts in a simple way
11.1 Video Tutorials
We will apply some great start guide video tutorials for Visual Composer WordPress Plugin and page creation. To see all the official videos please go to the plugin developers site on https://vc.wpbakery.com/video-tutorials/
Visual Composer Plugin Navigation Interface
Add and Edit Images in Visual Composer Plugin
Start Building Page or Use Default Templates
Drag and Drop in Visual Composer Explained
Clone Elements in Visual Composer Plugin
Add Visual Composer Plugin Row and Column
Add and Edit Text in Visual Composer Plugin
Add and Edit Image Gallery in Visual Composer
12. How to Update my Theme?
We never stop our work on any of our WordPress Themes so we use to add continuous upgrades on our themes for fixes, add new features and much more to make our work better! So is important to keep your theme up-to-date. To have your theme updated all you need to do is go on your WordPress Dashboard > Updates < area, select your theme update and simply click on ‘update new’ button, you will download the latest theme files on your WordPress. To see if you have an update available for your theme you can login on your WordPress dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Click on your Visualmodo theme, in the case you have an available update you will notice a message.
In the case you can’t upgrade your theme or need some upgrade information just login on your Visualmodo account page and open a ticket with our support crew, do not forget to attach a screenshot from your theme purchase with a date please.
13. Using Widgets
To use widgets you need to go on Appearance, Widgets and all you need to do is drag and drop your widget on the sidebars, the theme came with a lot of widget however you can add more widgets on your wordpress by downloading free plugins for it. To see how to use wordpress originals widgets and edit it please go to this page on wp.org http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Widgets
14. How to Upload Favicon?
Go to your WordPress dashboard and click on > appearance > customize > the site will load your front-page and you will see the options, select the > Site Identity < in this are you will be able to edit the browser tab tagline and the logo Favicon as is showed on the attached image above.