Wordie Documentation

Installing The Theme

There have been a series of reasons for which our customers have thought that our themes had problems throughout time, and I want to make sure I go through some of the most common issues that are NOT related to our themes:

  • Max_upload_size issues

    Some servers, especially those from cheap hosting providers will have this problem. It's not a reason to panic, just contact them and ask them to increase the max_upload_size in the php.ini file and you'll be good.

  • No style.css file

    Some of our clients make the error of installing the full package to WP and then they get this error. You need to install the 'Installable Zip File Only' download link from your Themeforest downloads page.

Installing Sample Data

It’s always important to install the sample data, even if you want your site to look like the demo or not. The sample data doesn’t only make your website look the same as the demo does, but it also brings a platform from which it’s much easier for you to properly understand how to use our shortcodes and framework.

Installing Required Plugins

It’s always important to install all required plugins because there is more to them than meets the eye. Not installing a plugin would mean that you would not be able to use the theme at its full capacity, and the Theme Options Composer will allow you to customize your theme and use our theme options pannel.

Using The Theme Options Pannel

Using our theme options pannel will make your life easier. You’ll be able to easily change logo, styles or theme options.

Using the Widgets / Sidebar

Using the Contact Form 7 Plugin

Using the Contact Form 7 plugin you can easily add or substract from your existent contact form entries, and you can basically insert anything in there that you want your site’s visitors to fill in before sending a request.

Using Custom Post Formats

With some of our themes you will get more or less of the custom posts, depending on the functionality we want that theme to have, so we’ll basically be listing all possible post formats just so you can easily see the video if you’re interested in using the functionality.

Reading Page Settings

By default, WordPress will assign your index page to be the homepage, and that will look like a blog page.

Create Menus

Hide/show menu items if you wish to hide menu items to logged in or logged out users we recommend using the Nav Menu Roles plugin which can be downloaded here.

Translating The Theme

Download Poedit to start translating the theme. While there are other softwares that you can use, for the sake of clarity and simplicity for this tutorial we will use Poedit. It’s free and you can download it from here.

Translate the .pot or .mo file that is included in the themes “languages” folder and upload the new file to your theme folder inside the languages folder. When you save the files, you must name them according to your language code. i.e. for English is en_EN.

Tell WordPress what language to use. if you haven’t done so already, you’ll need to make sure your wp-config.php file matches your language files. For example, if you’re using a French translation, you’ll need to add the fr_FR.po and fr_FR.mo files to your theme folder, then set your language in wp-config.php, like this: define (‘WPLANG’, ‘fr_FR’);

Save your wp-config.php file, upload it to your WordPress installation, and you are ready to go. By the way, your wp-config.php file is located in the main directory where all your core WordPress files are located.

More information regarding translating themes can be found here.

Creating Pages

Most of the content you see on the site except blogs and custom post types is created through shortcodes.

Using our shortcoder and the Visual Composer wisely, there is basically no limit to what you can create with most of our themes, so just use your imagination and try our a few shortcode combinations to see what looks best for your site and your needs.

Use our row and column shortcodes wisely to make your layout responsive and make it look great!

Using the Sections shortcodes you can change background or assign background images with ease.

Icons make everything look really cool, and when you add in really easy to use ones, everybody’s super happy.

We’ve created tooltips which will help you a lot when using our shortcoder. Just hover over shortcodes to see how they look.

Extensive shortcode creating is made easy. All of our shortcodes are basically built the same way, you just need to understand how one works.

Using Visual Composer along with our amazing shortcodes.

Revolution Slider

We are not the creators of the Revolution Slider, it’s a third party plugin that has a bunch of amazing possibilities. You can find them all explained in depth here: Revolution Slider Documentation.