- Getting Started
- Installation of the theme
- Installation fails?
- Install Plugins
- Importing the demo content
- Update the theme
- Theme Features
- Theme Options
- Setting up Content pages and posts
- Blog page
- WooCommerce Products
Manufacturer - Factory and Industrial WordPress Theme Documentation
A short guide and general information to help you get to know your new theme.
Above all, We would like to thank you for purchasing this theme, your contribution is very much appreciated.
This document covers the installation and use of this theme and reveals answers to common problems and issues - We encourage you to read this document thoroughly if you are experiencing any difficulties. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this document, feel free to pose them in the dedicated support forum.
Installation of the theme
Installation of the themeTo install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For information regarding the installing of the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex - http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
InstallationWhen you are ready to install a theme, you must first upload the theme files and then activate the theme itself. The theme files can be uploaded in two ways: FTP Upload - Using your FTP client, upload the non-zipped theme folder into the /wp-content/themes/ folder on your server WordPress Upload - Navigate to Appearance -> Add New Themes -> Upload. Go to browse, and select the zipped theme folder. Hit “Install Now” and the theme will be uploaded and installed.
3. AddToAny Share Buttons
4. Breadcrumb NavXT
5. WPForms Lite
6. MailChimp for WordPress Lite
7. Custom Product Tabs for WooCommerce
8. Elementor Addons & Templates - Sizzify Lite
9. Header Footer Elementor
10. Manufacturer Tables Shortcode
11. SM Widgets
12. Redux Framework
What to do if the theme installation fails
What to do if the theme installation fails?
PHP ConfigurationsIf the installation stalls and fails to respond after a few minutes, or if WordPress gives you an error message, you are suffering from PHP configuration limits that are set too low to complete the process. You should contact your hosting provider and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows:
- max_execution_time 600
- memory_limit 256M
- post_max_size 32M
- upload_max_filesize 32M
Install PluginsOnce the theme is installed, you have to install all required plugins via Appearance > Install Plugins menu. Select All plugins and Install them via bulk Apply: After installation of all plugins, Activate them: Now all plugins installed and activated correctly:
Importing the demo content
Importing the demo contentDon’t know where to start on building up your site? We have created an option for you to recreate our theme demo site with just one click.
What if the Import fails or stalls?If the import stalls and fails to respond after a few minutes You are suffering from PHP configuration limits that are set too low to complete the process. You should contact your hosting provider and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows:
- max_execution_time 600
- memory_limit 128M
- post_max_size 32M
- upload_max_filesize 32M
Update the theme
Update the themeWe will periodically provide updates of your theme. These updates are essential if you want to have a bug-free website as we give new features and improvements to the theme over time. Some of these updates might be needed in order to make the theme compatible with newer versions of WordPress.
- Updating via the WordPress Admin Panel (using Dashboard > Updates)
- Update via the WordPress Admin Panel (using an extra plugin)
- Updating via FTP
Updating via the WordPress Admin Panel (using Dashboard > Updates)The easiest way of updating the theme is via Dashboard > Updates. When an update is available for your theme, you will get a notification in your WordPress Dashboard and you can update your theme by clicking on Dashboard > Updates and updating the theme (just as you would update any other installed theme).
Updating via the WordPress Admin Panel (using an Extra Plugin)For this method you should first install Theme Upgrades Tool (http://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-theme-and-plugin-upgrades/). This plugin will update your theme when you upload the manufacturer.zip file. Once you have installed the Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades plugin:
- Download the theme file update from ThemeForest.
- Extract the manufacturer.zip file from the downloaded theme file.
- In the WordPress dashboard, click on Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme > Browse...
- Select the manufacturer.zip file that you extracted in step 2 and click on Install Now.
Updating via FTPAnother way of updating your theme is via FTP. Extract the contents of the manufacturer.zip file (which you will find inside the theme update file you have downloaded from Themeforest). The contents will be extracted to a folder called manufacturer\ and to subfolders within the manufacturer folder.
Theme OptionsWordPress Customize allows you to setup the general styling of the website visually. In WordPress menu go to Dashboard > Theme Options . Here, you can set up the following:
- Main site settings such as default visualization options; default Header settings, Preloader options and others.
- Colors scheme.
- Typography settings.
- News Archive and Single page options.
- Shop page settings.
- site body background;
- 404-page background;
- Header on Inside Pages;
- Preloader settings;
- Main Color of your website.
Setting Up the Header and Footer
Setting Up the Header and FooterYou can customize the look-and-feel of the header and Footer. You can also control what items appear in the header& footer areas of your pages. To set up or customize them of your web pages: Click on Appearance > Header Footer Builder in the WordPress menu. Click on Edit with Elementor in order to modify the Header or Footer template. Now you can easily modify included elements or add new elements via drag and drop. Header: Footer: Each element has Content and Advanced options panel for modifications and settings:
MenusThe Manufacturer Theme supports up to four menus. You can have a menu at the top of your website pages and up to three menus in the sidebars. In addition to the above locations, you can also add one of the four menus to any page you want using the Elementor Navigation Menu widget. As mentioned above, your theme allows you to have a menu at the top of your website pages and up to three menus in the sidebars. This is standard Wordpress functionality, you can choose from the pages, post categories, or custom links. To set up the Standard Menus:
- Click on Appearance > Menus in the WordPress menu to open the Menus page.
- You can now set up the menus as you would do for any other WordPress theme.
LocalizationYou can change your site main language via Settings -> General -> Site Language. Before adding translations for static strings it needs to rename language files correctly according your site languages. Theme language files are located in a ../manufacturer/languages/ folder. You can find a list of language codes at WordPress in your Language. As an example, the language code for English is en_EN, so you would save the translated files as en_EN.po first, then en_EN.mo. There are several ways to fill up translations. One of them if using PoEdit platform. You can add translation via editing your .po file and at the end PoEdit generates .mo file for you. Then you needs to upload ready translation files to primordial folder (../manufacturer/languages/). Another way is to use a localization plugin like: Loco Translate
Setting up Content Pages and Posts
Setting up Content Pages and PostsYou can add regular content to your website as normal pages and posts using Elementor page builder. Elementor is a visual page builder plugin for WordPress enabling the creation of web pages in a live, visual way. This step-by-step guide walks you through how to create a website using Elementor. If you are an Elementor newbie, this article will help you understand the essentials of successful page-building. You will learn about:
- Create a new page on WordPress and Elementor editor layout
- Build your first page with Elementor
- Insert Templates to your page
- Preview & Publish your page
- Make your page Responsive