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Pearl WP - guides about managing your website content.

Types of Posts 

The Pearl Theme comes with many built-in types of posts that are useful for multiple websites. The following table lists the various types of posts available:

Projects - Displaying details of projects offered by your organization. 

Events - Displaying details of events being held in your organization. 

Services - Displaying details of services offered by your firm. 

Success Stories - Displaying information about the people worked with your firm. 

Testimonials - Displaying testimonials from satisfied customers or clients. 

Vacancies - Displaying details of job vacancies at your organization. 

Donations - Displaying detailed information about donations with a donation form. 

Music - Displaying music albums, singles with audio player. 

Video - Displaying videos with video player. 

Setting up and changing the Title of Custom Post Types

If you want, you can change the title of the all custom post types.

To change the title and default settings of the above-mentioned custom post type: 

1. Click on Pearl > Theme Options in the WordPress menu. 

2. In the Theme Options menu, select Post Types and then select the custom post type you want to edit. 

3. After making the changes click on the Submit button at the top of the page. 

Note: If you change any of the STM Post Type names, you will need to regenerate the Wordpress Permalinks. To do this: 

 

Click on Settings > Permalinks in the WordPress menu to open the Permalink Settings page. At the bottom of the page, click on the Save Changes button. WordPress will regenerate the permalinks using the new names you have given. 

Adding Other Content

Other than the special types of content covered in the previous sections of this manual, you can also add regular content to your website as normal pages and posts. You can create your pages using Classic mode or the Visual Composer Backend or Frontend Editors.

Tip: See Appendix A: Using the WPBakery Visual Composer Plugin to Set Up the Pages for more information on using the Visual Composer.

Additional Options for Pages and Posts

The following additional options are available while adding pages and posts:

1. You can add sliders to the page (if you have set up sliders using the Revolution Slider plugin). 

2. You can change the formatting of the page title area (for a particular page) using the Page setup panel.

Miscellaneous Features

The Pearl Theme also supports blogs. You can set up a custom blog page. You can also have custom sidebars on the blog.

Besides this, the Pearl Theme is compatible with the WooCommerce plugin, so you can have an e-commerce shop on your website.

Adding a Blog to your Website

You can also have a regular blog on your website where you (or anyone with admin/author rights) can put up posts.

Note: Blog posts can be published from the WordPress admin area. Only someone with admin or author rights can put up blog posts.

You can assign any page you create as the start page of your blog by clicking on Settings > Reading > Static Front Page and selecting the page in the Posts page drop-down list.

Incorporating a WooCommerce Shop in your Website

WooCommerce is the most popular e-commerce plugin for WordPress. Now you can have a shop with all e-commerce features on your WordPress site.

Before you start adding products, please go through the WooCommerce plugin settings and specify everything you need for your shop.

You can read more about Woocommerce here also - WooCommerce Documentation: https://docs.woothemes.com/documentation/plugins/woocommerce/

WPBakery Visual Composer page builder

Your Pearl Theme incorporates the WPBakery Visual Composer plugin that helps you build pages quickly and easily with an intuitive drag-and-drop interface.

Note: This appendix gives you a brief overview of using the WPBakery Visual Composer to create your pages. Please see http://codecanyon.net/item/visual-composer-page-builder-for-wordpress/full_screen_preview/242431 to view a short manual on how to use the Visual Composer, or http://vc.wpbakery.com/video-tutorials/ to see some tutorial videos.

Tip: Click on Visual Composer > General Settings in the WordPress menu to set up or control the functioning of the Visual Composer plugin.

You can control whether the Visual Composer plugin should be enabled or not for different types of pages and posts in the Visual Composer Settings pages. If the Visual Composer is disabled, you will see the WordPress Classic Editor with buttons to switch to the Visual Composer (as in the following image):

As can be seen in the above image, the Visual Composer can work in two modes: as a Backend editor, or as a Frontend editor.

Working with the Backend Editor

Click on the Backend Editor button to switch to the Backend mode.

To add an element to the page, click on the Add Element button and select an element or widget from Visual Composer’s vast array of elements or widgets.

To add an element to the page, click on the Add Element button and select an element or widget from Visual Composer’s vast array of elements or widgets.

Note: You will find all the Pearl Theme related elements or widgets in the STM, STM Post Partials, STM Vacancy Partials, and STM Staff Partials tabs.

For some of the elements you may have to specify additional details or settings.

The element will be added to your page and formatted according to your settings.

To make changes to any added element, hover the mouse pointer over the element. You will see icons that allow you to move, edit, copy or delete the item.

Tip: As you add elements with the Visual Composer, use the Preview button to see what your page will look like.

Working with the Frontend Editor

The Backend Editor shows you the “blocks” that make up your page, but does not show you what your page actually looks like. Alternatively, you can work with the Frontend Editor to see what the actual page looks like as you create/edit it.

Using the Revolution Slider

Your Pearl Theme incorporates the Revolution Slider plugin that allows you to display a series of images or other content on your web pages as a slider or carousel. This is useful for picture galleries, introductions, etc.

Note: This appendix gives you a brief overview of using the Revolution Slider. Please see http://www.themepunch.com/revslider-doc/slider-revolution-documentation/ for more detailed instructions.

Before you can add a slider to a page/post, you first have to create the slider. Click on Slider Revolution in the WordPress menu to access the Sliders page. You can create a new slider from scratch or you can use a free or paid template.

Once the slider has been created, you can add it to your pages/posts in one of the following ways:

  • In the page/post editor, add a shortcode [rev_slider alias=“xxx”] (where “xxx” is the name of the slider), or using the Classic Editor, click on the Add Element button and select a slider to insert it at your cursor location. 
  • In the Widgets screen (Appearance > Widgets), drag the “Revolution Slider” widget to a sidebar. 
  • Using Visual Composer, add a Revolution Slider widget/element to the page/post.

 

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