Photolite WordPress Theme Documentation

Introduction

Thank you for purchasing a WordPress Theme. This documentation consists of several parts and shows you the entire process of setting up and administering a WordPress Website from scratch.

What is WordPress CMS?

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It enables you to build Websites and powerful on-line applications and requires almost no technical skills or knowledge to manage. Many aspects, including its ease of use and extensibility, have made WordPress the most popular Web site software available. Learn More

What is a WordPress template

A WordPress template is a skin for a website built with the WordPress CMS platform. In other words, you can easily change your WordPress Web site appearance by installing a new template in a few easy steps. With all its simplicity, a WordPress template is provided with all the necessary source files and you are free to edit or extend it the way you need.

Help and Support

Files structure

The template package you have downloaded consists of several folders. Let's see what each folder contains:

  • documentation - contains documentation files.
    • documentation.html - the main documentation file. You are right here :)
  • screenshots - contains template screenshots. Not for production.
  • theme - contains WordPress theme files.
    • theme####.zip - this folder content all the necessary files for the theme.
    • sample_data - contains files that can make your WordPress website look like our live demo.
      • sample_data.xml - contains all template sample data (posts, pages, categories, etc.).
      • various images and other media files
    • manuall_install - contains files that can make your WordPress website look like our live demo.
      • uploads - contains theme images.
      • theme#####.sql - database backup file (contains theme content).
  • license.txt - contains license details.
  • readme.txt - contain information about theme images path and font use and usage scritps.

Template installation

Template installation is very easy process. The installation process includes only two simple steps: theme installation and sample data installation.

All installation steps can be done within WordPress interface. It makes process comfortable and fast.

Step 1. Theme installation

  1. Go to the menu Appearance > Themes and click the Add New Theme button.
  2. Click the Upload link.
  3. Click the Browse button and navigate to the unzipped template package on your computer.
  4. Look for a file called photolite-pro.zip Click on it to select, then click OK.
  5. Click the Install Now button and wait until the installation is complete.
  6. Click the Activate link to change the current layout of the site to the theme your purchased.
  7. Go to Appearance >> Theme Options >> Restore Default.

Congratulations, your theme have been successfully installed!

Step 2. Sample Data Installation

To make your WordPress website look like our live demo, please follow the instructions below.

  1. Go to the tools Select import option and select wordpress and install then browse xml file and you'r done. See below screenshot.

How to set up homepage

Setup Header

Follow these instructions to setup header.

  • For Topbar Info Go to Appearance >> Theme Options >> Basic Setting >> Header Top Info >> Add Some Content.
  • For Topbar Social Go to Appearance >> Theme Options >> Basic Setting >> Header Top Social Icons >> Add shortcode for social incon here.
  • For Site Name/Logo: For changing site name go to Settings >> General >> Site Title OR if you want to uplaod logo for your site go to Appearance >> Theme Options >> Basic settings >> Logo. Please see the theme option tab in this documentation for more details.
  • For Navigation: See the Setup Navigation tab of this documentation.
  • For Slider: Go to Appearance >> Theme Options >> Homepage Slider >> Upload image, Add Title and Add Description.

You can also select Different header Layouts from Appearance >> Theme Options >> Basic Setting. see below image

Shortcode for Social Icon.
[social_area][social icon="twitter" link="#"][social icon="facebook" link="#"][social icon="google-plus" link="#"][social icon="linkedin" link="#"][social icon="pinterest-p" link="#"][/social_area]
Take all the icons name from Font Awesome

Setup Top Four Boxes

For setting up Top Four Boxes section Go to >> Appearance >> Theme Options >> Sections

For setting up Top Four Booxes first of all you need to add some pages by using page option. And then select pages for four boxes. See Below image.

Once you Select all the pages, you'r done.


Setup About us Secion

For setting up About us section Go to >> Appearance >> Theme Options >> Sections >> Select Section 1.

Shortcode/Content for Welcome to Relief Care Section.
<div class="about_fig"><figure><img src="http://localhost/photolite/wp-content/themes/photolite-pro/images/aboutus.jpg"></figure></div><div class="about_content"><h2 class="section_title">About US</h2><h3>We Are Excellent Photogrpaher & Creative Designer..</h3>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Duis tempor massa lorem, vitae pulvinar tortor eleifend vel. Sed quis pellentesque ex. Maecenas molestie velit enim, non facilisis felis scelerisque in. Suspendisse ut tincidunt ligula. Etiam enim risus, blandit eget maximus ac, semper et dolor. Duis eget lorem ipsum. Praesent ut ex eget sem tincidunt lobortis. Nullam mollis dapibus eros. Quisque euismod eleifend mauris at varius. Aenean suscipit neque lobortis erat bibendum congue. Vivamus finibus consequat venenatis. 
			
			Vivamus vehicula gravida leo, vel placerat eros. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Ut nec massa ante. Morbi gravida urna vitae felis convallis varius. Suspendisse rutrum, sem eget ultrices eleifend,<div class="head_name_social"><h6>Martina Patrick</h6>[social_area][social icon="facebook" link="#"][social icon="twitter" link="#"][social icon="skype" link="#"][social icon="linkedin" link="#"][/social_area]</div></div><div class="clear"></div>

Once you added above code in the sections content area, you'r done. (Section 1.)


Setup Our Best Services Secion

For setting up Our Best Services section Go to >> Appearance >> Theme Options >> Sections >> Select Section 2.

Shortcode/Content for Our Best Services Section.
[service image="Add image url here" title="Add title here" link="Add link here" button="Button text here" buttonlink="Button link here"]Your content goes here..[/service]
[service image="Add image url here" title="Add title here" link="Add link here" button="Button text here" buttonlink="Button link here"]Your content goes here..[/service]
[service image="Add image url here" title="Add title here" link="Add link here" button="Button text here" buttonlink="Button link here" last="yes"]Your content goes here..[/service] <div class="clear"></div>

Once you added above shortcode in the sections content area, you'r done. (Section 2.)


Setup Our Work Gallery Section

For setting up Our Work Gallery section Go to >> Appearance >> Theme Options >> Sections >> Select Section 3.

For setting up Our Work Gallery section first of all you need to add some posts by using Photo Gallery Posts. Follow below instruction to add posts.

Once you added posts in the Photo Gallery Posts type after that you just have to add post shortcode in the sections content area and you'r done. (Section 3.)

Our Work Shortcode:
[photogallery]

Our Team Section

For setting up Our Team section Go to >> Appearance >> Theme Options >> Sections >> Select Section 4.

For setting up Our Team page first of all you need to add some posts by using Our Team Posts. Follow below instruction to add posts.

Once you added posts in the Our Team Posts type after that you just have to add post shortcode in the sections content area and you'r done. (Section 4.)

Out Team Shortcode:
[our-team show="3"]

Testimonials Section

For setting up Testimonials section Go to >> Appearance >> Theme Options >> Sections >> Select Section 5.

For setting up Testimonials page first of all you need to add some posts by using Testimonials Posts. Follow below instruction to add posts.

Once you added posts in the Testimoinials Posts type after that you just have to add post shortcode in the sections content area and you'r done. (Section 5.)

Testimonials Shortcode:
[testimonials show="3"]

Latest News Section

For setting up Latest News section Go to >> Appearance >> Theme Options >> Sections >> Select Section 6.

For setting up Latest News page first of all you need to add some posts by using Posts. Follow below instruction to add posts.

Once you added posts in the Posts type after that you just have to add post shortcode in the sections content area and you'r done. (Section 6.)

Latest News Shortcode:
[latest-news showposts="3"]


Page Templates and Sidebars


Page Templates

  • Default Template (the default page template with a right sidebar position)
  • Full Width Page (a page template with one column without a sidebar)
  • Left Sidebar (a page template with left sidebar position)
  • No Sidebar (a page template have space on left and right.)
  • Blog (Full Width) (a blog templates with one column without sidebar)
  • Blog (Left Sidebar) (a blog templates with left sidebar position)
  • Blog (Right Sidebar) (a blog template with right sidebar position)
  • Blog (No Sidebar) (a blog template with no sidebar position)
  • Contact (Full Width) (a contact template with add google map position)

Posts, Categories and Post Formats

Adding category

Review the following article for more information on adding categories: http://codex.wordpress.org/Manage_Categories_SubPanel

  1. Log into your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard).
  2. Click the Posts tab.
  3. With that done, click Categories for blog posts.
  4. Type in the name of your new category.
  5. After that, click the Add New Category button.
Click the Publish button.

Creating a Blog post

  1. Log into your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard).
  2. Click the Posts tab.
  3. Click the Add New tab.
  4. Type in your post content. For more information on adding posts, please check the following link http://codex.wordpress.org/Posts_Add_New_SubPanel.

Shortcodes

A shortcode is a powerful content building tool http://codex.wordpress.org/Shortcode. Shortcodes are easy to use. First of all, make sure that the editing mode is set to Visual.

All available shortcodes are conditionally divided into these groups:

  • Social icon - used for social icon output.
  • One half, one third, one fourth, one fifth - used for display content on columns.
  • Tabs - used for display tabs.
  • Toggle content - used for display toggle.
  • Accordion content - used for display accordion.
  • Gradient Button - used for small, medium, large, xtra large gradient button.
  • Simple Button - used for small, medium, large, xtra large simple button.
  • Round Button - used for light, dark round button.
  • Message Boxes - used for success, error, warning, info, about message boxes.
  • Search - used to display search form.
  • List style - used to display lists.
  • Blogpost - used to display blog post.

Elements


One half
[column_content type="one_half"]Column 1 Content goes here...[/column_content]
[column_content type="one_half_last"]Column 1 Content goes here...[/column_content]

Description: used to display column content. You can also use type="one_third OR one_fourth OR one_fifth" make sure to add _last for the last column.


Tabs
[tabs]
[tab title="TAB TITLE 1"]Tab Content goes here...[/tab]
[/tabs]

Description: use to display tab content.


Toggle content
[toggle_content title="Toggle Title 1"]Toggle Content goes here...[/toggle_content]

Description: use to display toggle content.


Accordion Content
[accordion]
[accordion_content title="ACCORDION TITLE 1"]Accordion Content goes here...[/accordion_content]
[/accordion]

Description: use to display accordion content.


Gradient Button
[gradient_button size="small" bg_color="#000000" color="#ffffff" text="text here"  title="title here" url="#" position="left"]

Description: use to display gradient button. you can use small, medium, large, xtra lareg sizes.


Simple Button
[simple_button size="small" bg_color="#000000" color="#ffffff" text="text here"  title="title here" url="#" position="left"]

Description: use to display simple button. you can use small, medium, large, xtra lareg sizes.


Round Button
[round_button style="light" text="text here"  title="title here" url="#" position="left"]

Description: use to display round button. you can use light or dark style.


Horizontal rule
[hr] 

Description: used to display a horizontal line.


Succes Message Box
[message type="success"]This is a sample of the 'success' style message box shortcode. To use this style use the following shortcode[/message]

Description: use to display success message box. you can also use error, warning, info, about types.


Search
[searchform]

Description: use to display search form.


List Style
[unordered_list style="list-1"]<li>List style 1</li>[/unordered_list]

Custom Widgets

Theme Options

The following theme contains the Settings option. These settings allow you to change the theme’s color palette, order of items, turn items on/off and do lots of other things. In order to use these settings, please go to Appearance → Theme Options.

Basic Settings

Sections

Slider Settings

Shortcode