Smarty - guides for Theme Customizer options and extra plugins.
WordPress Customize allows you to setup the general styling of the website visually. In WordPress menu go to Appearance > Customize. Here you can setup most important options of your theme.
Static Front Page: You can select default Front and Blog pages here.
Logo & Title: You can setup basic site options like: Site title, Tagline, Logo & its dimensions and Favicon.
Typography: Set up the fonts out of free google fonts. Besides this you can setup font weight, font size and line height also.
Style & Settings: There are Color Skins and default Layout options. Here you can select one of 7 basic color schemas or set your custom colors, enable/disable Boxed version and show/hide Frontend Customizer.
Menus: You can add/edit menus here.
Header: Here you can setup all header section option
Layout: Here you can select displayable social icons, the copyright text and split the footer into widgets. Also specify the number of widget areas.
Additional Scripts: You can put here your extra scripts.
Widgets: You can set up the widgets into the precreated areas. You can do the same later Appearance > Widgets.
Layout: You can setup/change Title, Sidebars and Sidebar positions for post types
Page Not Found (404): You can select an image for your 404 page here.
Socials Networks: You can add your company social URLs here.
Custom CSS: Here you can add your custom styles.
Also you can setup Custom Post Type Renaming Settings under Tools -> STM Post Type. After these changes it needs to RE-SAVE your site Permalinks.
Footer area setup
The footer is the same on all pages. You can see whole options via Appearance -> Customize -> Footer.
Here you can set up:
- Count of additional Widget Areas;
- Footer Socials;
Also you can create special Footers under Footers menu:
And select them for your page in a Footer section
Also you can set other areas up on the Widgets page (Appearance > Widgets) and choose from the suggested widgets. Please see the attached screenshot.
PS: Please note the Demo Content doesn't contain these widgets. So they need to be added manually.
How to set up the sidebar
In this theme we paid special attention to Sidebars for your biggest convenience and on multiple previous requests.
We have two types of sidebar: right sidebar and left sidebar, which can be selected for both of archive and single posts/pages.
In addition to that, you can add/create a new sidebar with VC Widgets/Elements, in this case you will need to go here:
Edit or create a new sidebar, and add any sections you need by means of Visual Composer
For archive pages you can set sidebar options up via Appearance -> Customize -> Layout
For single pages/posts you can add sidebar via Widgetised Sidebar or STM Sidebar VC element
Adding Images to Revolution slider
You will need to upload various images to the Layer slider. You can add items from Revolution Slider plugin in the WordPress backend. When you go there first you need to create the new Slider, and add new slides.
More detailed manual you can find here - http://www.themepunch.com/revslider-doc/slider-revolution-documentation/.
There are two navigations on the site – Header menu and Footer menu, so you can adjust them under Appearance -> Menus
This is standard Wordpress functionality, you can choose from the pages, post categories, or custom links.
You can change your site main language via Settings -> General -> Site Language.
It’s easy to localize your site using Loco Translate plugin. Here you can see related tutorial - https://localise.biz/help/wordpress/translate-plugin/beginners.
Another way is to add your translations via creating your own .po files. Before adding translations for static strings it needs to rename language files correctly according your site languages. Theme language files are located in a ../wp-content/themes/theme-folder/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 (../wp-content/themes/theme-folder/languages/).