A set-up guide and general information to help you get the most out of your new theme.
This document covers the installation, set up, and use of this theme and provides answers and solutions to common problems and issues – we encourage you to read this document thoroughly if you are experiencing any difficulties.
Theme Demo: http://demo.s5themes.com/?theme=boldy
Theme Page: http://www.s5themes.com/theme/boldy
Set-up guide and general information.
To install the Boldy theme, first you must have installed a working version of WordPress, we recommend the latest. If you don’t have WordPress installed here’s a short tutorial about how it should be done: http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Famous_5-Minute_Install.
If your WordPress is installed correctly, you can upload Boldy theme in two ways:
- FTP UPLOAD: Using a FTP client, upload the extracted theme folder into /wp-admin/themes/ folder of your WordPress installation on the server.
- WordPress Upload: Logged in as Administrator, in your WordPress Dashboard go to Apperance -> Themes -> Install Themes -> Upload and select the zipped package of the theme. Click “Install Now” and Boldy will be installed on your WordPress.
Next, you must activate this theme for your WordPress. To do this, logged as Administrator, go to Appereance -> Themes, look for Boldy and click “Activate”.
2. Theme Features
- Widget ready ( footer and sidebar )
- Custom Logo and Favicon supported
- Typography; Google Web Fonts supported
- Custom CSS supported
- Simple SEO
- Footer message supported
- Stats code supported
- Easy to setup, Theme Options Page
- Custom Homepage with 2 different views ( featured posts or slider )
- WordPress Post Thumbnail Enabled
- Latest Tweets Built-in Widget
- Built-in Pagination
- Custom Shortcodes
- Grid and standard posts listing
- Nivo Slider, easy to setup from Admin panel (http://nivo.dev7studios.com/ )
- jQuery Drop-down menu
- jQuery PrettyPhoto Lightbox ( http://www.no-margin-for-errors.com/projects/prettyphoto-jquery-lightbox-clone/)
- Contact form email validation
3. Custom Menus
Boldy offers two custom menu locations: the main menu, and a footer menu.
You can customize these menus by going to Apperance -> Menus. Here, from the left sidebar, you can add Custom links, or buttons of the WordPress pages and categories.
After you make the proper arrangements in the right side of this page (you can setup multi-level menus for the topmenu by dragging buttons a little to the right of it’s parrent), make sure you save the menu.
To activate and display these menus on the live website, from the left sidebar, make sure that on the block named Theme Locations, The Main Menu has selected the topmenu, and Footer Links has selected the footer menu.
4. Widget Blocks & Custom Widgets
Boldy offers 2 areas where you can insert widgets: the sidebar and the footer.
You can add/edit your widgets by going to Apperance -> Widgets, and dragging the widgets from left into their coresponding block found at the right side of the page.
5. Theme Options
To easily setup your theme, go to Theme Options when logged as administrator in your WordPress dashboard. Here you can access:
- Your Company Logo: Here you can upload your own logo.
- Text as Logo: if there is no image uploaded as a logo, the text written in this field will be displayed.
- Custom Favicon: Here you can upload a 16px*16px image to be displayed as a shortcut icon in your browser.
If you check Enable Google Font and provide the right Google Font Link and Font-Family, the heading’s font will be replaced with the custom one.
5.3 Custom CSS
Boldy lets you overwrite its default stylesheet by entering valid CSS code in this textarea.
Here you can edit what shows up on your homepage.
Display Slider?: If this is checked, a slider will be displayed on your homepage. The slider can be populated by adding sliders in Slider > Add New Item. The most important element here is the image you upload, so make sure it’s 960px * 370px.
Choose Slider: Here you can choose the Nivo Slider for Boldy.
The next options: Slider Effect, Animation Speed and Animation Pause Time are slider options and you can play with their settings following the indications written underneath each one to get the desired animation.
Here you can choose what category to be used for the blog section.
Here you can fill all your contact information that you want to be displayed on the contact page.
Also, you can embed a Google Map in the given textarea.
This section is made to help you with a few SEO settings. If you have a dedicated plugin for SEO, those settings will become ineffective.
By filling those fields, you’ll enable the social buttons (twitter, facebook) that are displayed on the right side of the website’s header.
The content filled in this textarea will be displayed on the left side of the website’s footer. The right side is reserved for Site5’s credits.
This textarea is reserved for code offered by third parties (Google Analytics) that will help you track traffic on your website.
6. Contact Page
When you create the Contact page, you will need to set the “Contact” template for it ( right side Attributes panel ), in order to have the contact page as in preview and have the form functional.
7. Setting Post Thumbnail
The theme comes with the WP thumbnail options enabled in functions.php. So, setting up a post thumbnail can be done in edit post page. The post option will be visible on the right sidebar.
You can also set as post thumbnail an image you insert into your post. So, when inserting an image you will see an option for “Use as featured image”.
8. PrettyPhoto Lightbox
For adding Lightbox behaviour to a link just add rel=”prettyPhoto” to the image Link Rel.
The theme comes with +100 shortcodes and a shortcodes panel. You can add, edit, delete any shortcodes to any content. You will see the “Custom Shortcodes” panel at the right top side, when adding, editing any post or page.