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In this user guide, you will find all neccessary information to upload your site and make it run well: including theme installation, setup, and the way to use different post types, page templates and shortcodes.
Attention!!! Kindly note that we cannot support unless you specify your Item Purchase Code. Here's how you can get it: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/item-purchase-code/96457.
Also note that this is combined manual for our multipurpose themes that shares similar back- and front-end features. Therefore, some screenshots, interfaces and features may be slightly different from actual theme that you’ve purchased.
Please note that it is not hard to use this theme rather than any other premium theme with advanced functions. Moreover, we believe that it’s even much easier! And there’s a good reason for that: the amount of time invested in designing its interfaces, page templates and theme options is simply immense…
Nevertheless, please note that this User Guide does NOT cover basic WordPress users. Therefore, if you are not confident of using WordPress, please get accustomed with it BEFORE taking further steps with this manual and theme!
Here are some links that will help you become more confident with WordPress:
Seriously!!! If you do not want to spoil your experience with any Premium Theme, please get accustomed with WordPress basics first!
Our themes are compatible with the WordPress versions 4.8 or later ( PHP 5.2.4 or later, and mysql 5 or later).
Currently we are testing themes on:
Download and Install WordPress 4.7.4 or later.
If you've just downloaded whole theme package (see fig. 1), unzip it. You will find the theme installation file (called like "theme_name_v.zip"), user manual, dummy content folder, license folder, folder with PSD files, etc.
Alternatively you can simply download the installation WordPress file.
You have 2 ways to upload theme:
In "Appearance > Themes > Manage Themes > Available Themes" activate the Theme by clicking on the correspondent "Activate" link.
Attention!!! To make sure your permalinks are being rendered correctly (the web-site does not return "404 Not Found" error) after switching the theme, follow "Dashboard > Settings > Permalinks" and click "Save Changes".
After activating the Theme, you will notice Theme Options and Required Plugins (WPBakery Page Builder, Slider Revolution, WooCommerce, WD Packages, etc...) in your WordPress admin panel.
If you're using FTP client, go to "your_site/wp-content/themes/wpdancelaparis" CHMOD to 777 this folder : cache_theme. You also change CHMOD to 777 for Uploads folder.
Follow steps below to install via WordPress
Please note that some hostings impose restriction on size of a file that you are uploading. If any warnings appear, most probably, your hosting has limit on file size. And the theme .zip file is too large to be uploaded through WordPress Panel.
To solve this problem you should either increase your maximum upload size in your hosting admin panel or try to contact your hosting provider to enable it for you if you do not have right to alter your server php settings. This is a very common request and they should be able to help you out. Once the limit is increased, you can re-try to install and you’ll go ahead well.
Also, you can install the theme via FTP.
Otherwise you can install theme via FTP. Simply unzip the installable file and upload the theme folder via FTP to "your_site/wp-content/themes/".
Attention!!! Theme will work well on the vast majority of correctly installed and configured WordPress sites without any additional settings. However, on some (very few) hosting configurations you can notice that images on your site are not displayed. If you are experiencing this issue, please follow these steps to fix it:
If above steps did not yield any result, please don’t hesitate to address this issue directly by asking your hosting company. Since this is the common server-related problem, we will not be able to help you!
You can update your theme via FTP or via WordPress. Read the information below for each method. However, the first thing you need to do is download the new theme files from Themeforest.
Whenever you update the theme, a good idea is to backup your current theme folder. Log into your server and make a copy of the "WPDanceLaParis" theme folder located at wp-content > themes. If you are using the Revolution Slider and added custom css, please make a backup of styles because those will be removed when you update. You can also backup your theme options on the backup tab in Appearance > Theme Options.
We notice you should use this environment to test. If there is no problem, you can tranfer to live site.
1Click Button Begin Installing Plugins Required
2 Check all plugins > select option Install > Click button Apply
3Install all plugins Success
4Check all plugins > select option Active > Click button Apply
To avoid this error, you should activate the following plugins before activating other plugins: Woocommerce, WPBakery Page Builder (Visual Composer), WD Packages
5Active all plugins success
1Go to Revolution Slider > Click Import Slider
2Choose one by one slider data sample in folder documentation/slider-demo
3Import slider successful
1In order to import demo content file, follow Tools > Import > install and active a plugin Import Wordpress > Run Importer"
2Click on "Browse" button and select the demo XML file ( "sample-data.xml" ) in folder documentation/sample-data, then press "Upload file and import" button.
It can take a few minutes to complete. if it has timeout error please increase PHP timeout. Please don't close your browser while importing
1Install and Active the Plugin Widget Importer & Exporter
2Chose Tab Widget Importer & Exporter > Click on "Browse" button and select the demo XML file ( "sample-data.wie" ) in folder documentation/sample-data, then press "Import Widgets" button.
After import dummy data completed. You can go to Setting > Reading > Setting Front Page Displays > Select A Statis Page > Select the homepage that you want to set for front page
The header is probably one of the first things. The header contains many things above and the menu. There are many different elements in the header and many ways to customize it, including images, colors, content, design and more.
To use Page Buider Mode & shortcodes for creating layout headers, you need to enable the WPBakery Page Builder plugin and click here for setup instructions.
1 Go to Headers HTML > Add New.
2 Custom content for header template
The first time you activate a theme, you will use the default header template. Of course you can change it flexibly by creating a Header Template, then customize as follows:
Go to Theme Option > Header > Select the header template > Save Changes.
1 Go to Appearance > Customize.
2 Select the WPDANCE - Header on the left menu.
3 Select Header Template > Click Save & Publish to finish
You can create unlimited number of pages with content. "WPDanceLaParis" includes several page templates to choose from, and you will need to choose the page template that suits your needs
You can quickly build a home page by using one of available layouts you see in the theme demo.
To ensure flexibility, all pages are built by using one of the available page templates in combination with shortcodes, which is available on this page, for each homepage version. Take the following steps to create a new home page.
For sites that use WooCommerce, Shop, Products... shortcode, you will need to choose the appropriate page template (Woocommerce Template). This will help the content can be displayed accurately and fully.
"WPDanceLaParis" contains powerful options for the blog. It offers many different options for you to present your blog posts, along with several different blog layouts. In addition, there are numerous theme options and shortcodes that allow you to customize how posts are displayed. There are 2 ways to display your blog posts. The following sections will cover each method.
First, you need to know how to add new blog post. See the section below.
No matter what sorts of method you'll use to display your blog posts, the first thing needed is to create the blog posts. See information on how to create blog posts below:
The first blog method covered is the standard WordPress method in order to set up an assigned blog or "post" page. It's as simple as creating a new page, and then telling WordPress to use that page as the post page.
The second method covered is our template. It's as simple as making a new page, select a page template from a list of templates
A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page.
WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. Widgets can be easily dragged and dropped into a specific widget area. You can find the list of available widgets and widget areas by going to the Appearance » Widgets section in your WordPress dashboard. (wpbeginner.com)
Each Page/Post/Product you create has a full set of options to customize each individual page. Each page opened in your WordPress admin will have a "Page Configuration" / "Post Configuration" / "Product Configuration" Box with all the different settings in it. Some settings will work only if you use a specific template. Below are screenshots of the Page Configuration box.
The list of attributes is customizable:
To configure, go to "Theme Option" menu on the left sidebar.
To configure the theme, go to Appearance > Customize. Almost everything you can customize is here.
WD Packages plugin supports a lot of special functions for website. With the WD Packages, you can easily turn off page extensions through the management page.
Go to the "WD Packages" menu on the left sidebar. Set options in the form then press "SAVE PARKAGES SETTINGS" to complete.
Theme Manager Mode allows users to select content customization mode with "Theme Option" or "Customize". For the "WPDanceLaParis" theme, we encourage using the "Theme Option" for more optimized customizations.
There are too many shortcodes to take a look in this document. Please take some times and navigate to each menu item.
To Use The "WD Widgets", Drag and drop as regular widgets.
Good News for those who is familiar with great plugin Contact form 7 : We covered all styles required to build your forms without worrying about its appearance. You don't need to do anything, intalling Contact Form 7 and "WPDanceLaParis" will take over the rest. We will dequeue its styles and add our own customised version to make it work seamlessly with "WPDanceLaParis".
Please be informed that we do not give support to questions and issues of any third party plugin. We are only willing to answer simple usage questions or issues related to incompatibility with the theme. Exception is made only for our supported Plugins (Revolution slider, Contact form 7, bbPress and Woocommerce).
Admitedly, everyone loves sliders. This is the perfect way to catch your viewers' attention by displaying your important content. Scarlett includes the Revolution Slider. We also include other slider types for pages/posts and carousels. Each slider can be used on any page or post. When you install the theme, you need to intall the Revolution Slider plugin and you and will be able to access to the sidebar of your wordpress admin. The Revolution Slider is one standalone plugin activated via TGM plugin activation, please install and activate it. Each slider is different and contains various features. The following sections will cover several different sections of the slider listed as belows:
"WPDanceLaParis" includes the popular Revolution Slider Created By ThemePunch. This slider is a beautifully animated slider and 100% responsive with amazing options. We cannot cover everything here but we outline how to setup a slider and how to add slides to it. If you download our main files from Themeforest, you will get the original documentation created by ThemePunch, which is located in the slider-revolution-documentation folder.
On the right hand side are many other options you can set. All are self explanatory with descriptions. Test them out.
Our Document includes the sample sliders from the Revolution Slider. It also contains our demo sliders (slider-demo folder). Please read each section carefully. Each slider has its own method to import, see each one below.
The Revolution Slider allows you to easily export/import your slides. It's always a good idea to backup your slides so you can easily import them again. Creating animated slides takes a lot of time, make sure you export the data so you don't ever lose the time spent on them. The Revolution Slider requires you to export each slider individually. Export each slide made and it will give you an individual zip file of all the necessary files.
How To Export Revolution Sliders – Open the Revolution Slider page and find the import/export section below the main settings. Click on the "Export" button and you will receive a zip file of all the needed files in that.
How To Import Revolution Sliders – Firstly, you must create a new slider. Next find the import/export section below the main slider settings. Click on "Choose File" button and select your zip file then click on "Import".
WPBakery Page Builder is the generator for visual shortcode that you can use to build your layout painlessly without wasting time on writing shortcodes. We built WPBakery Page Builder based on Famous plugin called WPBakery Page Builder by wpbakery. There's one concept/design pattern you should know. In the WPBakery Page Builder editor mode, you'll see "Add element" button, which you should click on or drag to the working canvas, to add content block or row to your page. Clicking on the "Add element" button will show the menu to select content element. Content blocks are divided into categories so that you can filter. Alternatively, you can type the shortcode name to filter down the items instead of search them visually.
It has very simple and intuitive interface, but before starting to build layouts, you need to get accustomed with WPBakery Page Builder documentation: http://kb.wpbakery.com/index.php?title=Visual_Composer.
You can control global settings of WPBakery Page Builder such as disable/enable in a post type and user roles that can use a shortcode. You can find these settings from WordPress "WP-admin > Settings > WPBakery Page Builder".
This options allow you to make update the plugin automatically.
This tab allows you to map your shortcode. Your shortcode will be shown on the list of WPBakery Page Builder elements menu.
To start creating new layout click "BACKEND EDITOR" button on the top left of WYSIWYG (text editor):
WYSIWYG editor change to WPBakery Page Builder canvas. You can work with it as you do with regular WPBakery Page Builder.
If you have a notice of WPBakery Page Builder about the license, you will do nothing. Because we bought this plugin and included it in the theme package. Also you can't enable function for automatic updates of this plugin. But you can use it normally. If it has new version, we will update it for you.
Set the role for WPBakery Page Builder Plugin to use page buider mode on custom post types!
1 Go to "WPBakery Page Builder Menu > Role Manager".
2 Select the post type in "Post types" to activate. For the WPDANCE Team theme, activating the two post types "wpdance_header" and "wpdance_footer" is very important.
Row element allows you to add your content. To add row, you click "Add new element" button, then select Row element from the list.
WPBakery Page Builder allows you to setting up the row with many options.
Row editing interface will be displayed. Additionally, you can configure stripe with custom background, paddings, margins, etc.
Rows are used to divide your page into the logic blocks with columns, columns later will hold your content blocks. To divide columns, you hover on Column button and select layout you want to show. Then, click Add New Element button in column section to add new element for column
"WPDanceLaParis" theme is ready to translate. You can use PO file to do it. There are 2 methods to do:
After translating, you need to config wordpress language.
We have tested and ensured that "WPDanceLaParis" is WPML compatible. If you need a multi-language site, then we recommend using the WPML Plugin. You would need to buy a license for the plugin, then install it and set it up. All the information you need to get started and use it is on the WPML.org page. Below are all the resource links you will need.
"WPDanceLaParis" is, in their words, incredibly responsive, with a refreshingly clean design. And it has some awesome features, premium sliders, unlimited colors, advanced theme options and much more! If you selected "WPDanceLaParis" as your site’s theme, we’ll guide you in this tutorial how to turn it multilingual with WPML.
Tutorial recommended by wpml team for translating widgets http://wpml.org/2011/03/howto-display-different-widgets-per-language/