A setup guide and general information to help you get the most out of your new theme.
This document covers the installation, setup, 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=gimme5
Theme Page: http://www.s5themes.com/theme/gimme5
Setup guide and general information.
1. Getting Started
To install this theme, you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For information in regard to installing the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex – http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
When 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 program, upload the unzipped theme folder into the /wp-content/themes/ directory on your server.
- WordPress Upload: Navigate to Appearance > Add New Themes > Upload. Go to browse, and select the zipped theme file. Click “Install Now” and the theme will be uploaded and installed.
Once the theme is uploaded, you need to activate it. Go to Appearance > Themes and activate your chosen theme.
Once activated, a new menu item will appear on the left admin menu named “Theme Options“. It’s important to click that menu item and “Save” the default options.
2. Theme Features
This theme was designed with simplicity in mind, so setting it up should be a pretty straightforward process for everybody.
The theme comes with features that you can control easily via our user-friendly theme admin panel.. You can find these features below:
- Widget ready (sidebar)
- Custom Post Formats
- Easy to setup, Theme Options Page
- Custom Logo and Favicon supported
- Typography, Google Web Fonts supported
- Built-in Pagination
- Social icons
- Simple SEO
- Stats code supported
- jQuery PrettyPhoto Lightbox
- Custom Menu
3.Custom Post Formats
This theme supports different post formats used to customize the content presentation of posts. You can choose the post format on the Add New post page from the right hand side panel.
Available post formats:
- Standard post
- Aside post
- Gallery post
- Image post
- Link post
- Quote post
- Video post
- Audio post
Choosing a post format will differentiate posts with the help of the custom icons displayed on the right side of the post title as you can see on the theme demo.
4. Custom Menu
While the theme includes one custom menu location, you can also create custom menus for use within the custom menu widget.
To set up your custom menus, navigate to Appearance > Menus.
Give your menu a name and build it up using the available widgets. You can add a variety of items including pages, categories, and custom links. To extend the available widgets, click the screen options tab at the very top of the screen and configure your options. Once you have built your menu, save it, and use it on the Main Menu location or within a custom menu widget Appearance > Widgets
5. Theme Options
The theme comes with an easy-to-use administration panel. You can access it by navigating to Admin > Theme Options. The theme options are conveniently spread over a number of tabs each containing the options that pertain to a particular area of the theme.
You can upload your own logo to use along with a text title, like on the theme demo, or enable only image logo to be displayed. If you choose to have only a text logo simply don’t upload any image at all.
You can choose to have the sidebar displayed either on the right side of the site. There is also a reference to where you can change the main body background of your site.
There are different options available for you for color settings. You can customize the body text color, headings colors on the main content or just sidebar, body links and menu links colors.
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.
Set up your email address to be used on the contact link on the footer.
By completing these fields, you’ll enable the social buttons (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) that are displayed on the website’s footer.
This section is made to help you with a few SEO settings. If you have a dedicated plugin for SEO, just uncheck the option on the page.
The content filled in this textarea will be displayed as the copyright text on the website’s footer.
This textarea is reserved for code offered by third parties (Google Analytics) that will help you track traffic on your website.
6. PrettyPhoto Lightbox
For image and gallery post fomats the lightbox on images link is enabled by default.
If you want to use lightbox on an image in a standard post, for example, you need to add class=”prettyPhoto” to the image Link Class.