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Veecard Documentation

A setup 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=veecard

Theme Page: http://www.s5themes.com/theme/veecard

Set-up guide and general information.

  1. Getting Started
  2. Theme Features
  3. Custom Menus
  4. Theme Options
  5. Setting Post Thumbnail
  6. Adding Portfolio Items
  7. PrettyPhoto Lightbox
  8. Regenerate Thumbnails

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:

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.

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2. Theme Features

The theme comes with a built-in function to replace the default WordPress login logo. To replace the default login logo, replace admin-login-logo.png with your chosen image in the themes /images/ folder. Upload the new image to your server via FTP and the new logo will become visible on the WordPress login screen.

The theme comes with tons of features that you can control easily via our user-friendly theme admin panel. You can find these features below:

 

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While the theme includes one custom menu location, you can also create custom menus for use within the custom menu widget.

To setup your custom menus, navigate to Appearance > Menus.

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4. Theme Options

The theme comes with an easy-to-use administration panel. You can access it by navigating to Veecard > Theme Options. The theme options are conveniently spread over a number of tabs and each tab contains the options that pertain to a particular area of the theme.

4.1 General

4.2 Homepage

You can fill the fields that you want to appear on the vCard style homepage.

4.3 Typography

If you check Enable Google Font and provide the right Google Font Link and Font-Family, the heading and body  font will be replaced with custom ones.

4.4 Color Settings

Theme comes with two predefined skins, a default dark one and a light one. Also, you can change the pattern background that appears on the main content area. You can set the colors for headings and accent colors.

4.5 Contact

Here you can fill the email address will be used for the contact form.

4.6 Social

By filling those fields, you’ll enable the social buttons that are displayed on the bottom right side of the website.

4.7 Meta

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.

4.8 Footer

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.

4.9 Stats

This textarea is reserved for code offered by third parties (Google Analytics) that will help you track traffic on your website.

4.10 Regenerate Thumbnails

After installing the theme for the first time, you must regenerate the image thumbnails in order to match the theme’s thumbnail sizes. This process can take a while, so don’t close the page until the process is completed.

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5. Setting Post  and Portfolio Thumbnail

The theme supports the use of featured images. The theme supports auto-resizing of the featured images and so there is only the requirement to specify a single image. Auto-resizing will only occur however when the image is uploaded for the first time, images that have previously been uploaded will not be resized.

To upload a post thumbnail, go to Posts > Add New or open an existing post in editing mode. Locate the Featured Image module and click the Set featured image link.

Clicking the link will open up the usual WordPress image uploader where you will upload your image. Simply make sure that it is either the same size or larger than what the final thumbnail will be. Once you’re done uploading the image, simply click the link that says “Set Featured Image”, which is next to the button to insert it into the post.

For more on how to use the WP2.9+ Post Thumbnail feature you can view this article – http://en.support.wordpress.com/featured-images/

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6. Adding Portfolio Items

For creating Portfolio items, go to Portfolio > Add New.  You can set the title, content, a feature image that will be displayed as main image. Also, you can set the categories, that will be also filters for the Portfolio main page.

7. PrettyPhoto Lightbox

For adding Lightbox behaviour to a link just add class=”prettyPhoto” to the image Link Class.

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7. Regenerate Thumbnails

After installing the theme for the first time, you must regenerate the image thumbnails in order to match the theme’s thumbnail sizes. This process can take a while, so don’t close the page until the process is completed.

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