Carnival PRO WordPress Theme Documentation


Thank you for purchasing Carnival WordPress Theme. This documentation consists of several parts and shows you the entire process of setting up and customizing a WordPress theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please refer to the Support section. Thanks so much!


WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It enables you to build Websites and powerful on-line applications and requires almost no technical skills or knowledge to manage. Many aspects, including its ease of use and extensibility, have made WordPress the most popular Web site software available.

Creating a website with WordPress is significantly much easier than coding it by yourself. if you are a beginner, even working with WordPress may be difficult to you. That's why, in this section we will provide some useful links and also will explain how to get oriented in the documentation and what pattern to follow when building your website with our theme. Please note that this documentation covers all the main settings for the theme, but it doesn't cover instructions about working with WordPress, as this is a very extensive topic. If you are new to WordPress, we would recommend to first get familiar with the WordPress system, so you can have at least basic knowledge about how it works and then proceed with setting the theme.



Table of Contents

  1. Theme Installation
  2. Import Demo Content
  3. Homepage Setup
  4. Typography
  5. Color Options
  6. Header
    1. Header Top Bar
    2. Site name / logo
    3. Setting the menu
  7. Homepage Slider
  8. Inner Page Banner
  9. Manage Home Page
  10. Homepage Sections
    1. Exhibitions
    2. Welcome
    3. Modern Art Museum
    4. World's Leading Museum
    5. Current Exhibition
    6. Exhibition on Modern Era
    7. Upcoming Events
    8. Explore the Collection
    9. Museum Online Store
    10. Big Record
    11. Contemporary Art
    12. View of Museum
    13. News & Articles
    14. Reach Us
    15. Google Map
  11. Hide Homepage Section
  12. Section Reordering
  13. Footer
  14. Footer Menu
  15. Blog Page
  16. Contact Page
  17. Page Templates & Sidebars
  18. Widgets
  19. Support

1. Theme Installation


a. Through WordPress Dashboard


  1. Go to the menu Appearance > Themes and click on Add New button.
  2. Click on Upload Theme button.
  3. Click on Browse button and navigate to the unzipped theme package on your computer.
  4. Look for a file called carnival-pro.zip Click on it to select, then click OK.
  5. Click on Install Now button and wait until the installation is complete.
  6. Click on Activate link to activate the theme on your WordPress site.
Note: Some servers have limited folder access settings applied and wouldn't allow uploading the theme trough the admin - in these case you have to upload the theme via FTP.

b. Manual Installation using FTP client


If you know the FTP login details of the server where your site is hosted and you have a FTP client installed (such as FileZilla), you might consider using this way of uploading your theme.

  1. Unzip the Carnival-pro.zip file
  2. Using an FTP client to access your host web server. Go to /wp-content/themes
  3. Upload theme to /wp-content/themes/
  4. Go to Appearance > Themes and activate theme from Dashboard.
First you have to unzip the download file, find the zip file called carnival-pro.zip, unzip it and upload the folder to the main WordPress installation folder > wp-content > themes. Please note that if you prefer this way of installation, you have to make sure that the main files of the theme are contained just within one folder of the themes folder.

You can activate the theme after it is uploaded on the server. In order to activate this theme you have to go to the admin panel > Appearance > Themes. In this section you should see the theme with a title Carnival PRO. Just click on the Activate button and your theme should get activated.




2. Import Demo Content


The Homepage sections are based on the Gutenberg Blog Editor plugin. After installing the Carnival PRO theme, please iinstall the Easy GT Blocks plugin

Before importing the demo content, please ensure you have activated the 'Required' plugins.

Follow the below steps to import the demo content.



3. Homepage Setup


After activating the Carnival PRO theme, please setup the homepage using following



4. Typography


You can manage the font family and font size of body text, headings, paragraph, post/page title, button text

To manage the font/size of content, follow the steps listed below:



5. Color Options


You can change the color of body text, slider title, page title and post title, background color of button and many more.

Follow the steps listed below:



6. The header


The header section consists of three main elements:



a. Header Top Bar


In order to customize the header top bar, follow these steps:



b. Changing the Site Name / Logo


In order to change the Site Title, Tagline and Logo image, follow these steps:



c. Setting the menu


  1. First of all create pages from Pages > Add new page
  2. Go to Appearance > Menu
  3. Click on Create a new menu link
  4. Give a name to your menu in Menu name and click save menu button
  5. Once you have create menu. You need to add pages by selecting with checkboxes. After adding menu list you can arrange it by drag and drop.
  6. Select menu display location Header Navigation from Menu Settings
  7. Click Save Menu after adding required pages, categories in the menu


7. Homepage Slider


This theme supports home page sider. To use it, follow the steps below:

If you don't want to use the default image slider, you can use any image slider WordPress plugin



8. Inner Page Banner


To change the banner image of innerpage or blog single post, follow the steps below:

To set different banner image for each individual page



9. Manage Home Page


The Homepage sections are based on the Gutenberg Blog Editor plugin. Gutenberg is WordPress’ next evolution of the text editor. In Gutenberg, content is divided into ‘Blocks’. A block can be a paragraph, an image, a video or anything else you can imagine.

After installing the Easy GT Blocks editor plugin and importing the demo content, follow the steps below to customize the homepage:



10. Homepage Sections


a. Exhibitions

To customize this section



b. Welcome

To change the YouTube Video, click on play icon and add your video URL



c. Modern Art Museum

To customize this section



d. World's Leading Museum

To change the backgroung image and YouTube video



e. Current Exhibition

To customize this section



f. Exhibition on Modern Era

To customize this section



g. Upcoming Events

To manage this event section

Shortcode:
[event limit="3"]


h. Explore the Collection

To customize this section



i. Museum Online Store

To display WooCommerce products in this section

Shortcode:
[products limt='4']


j. Big Record

Change the text content, icon image and background image



k. Contemporary Art

Change the image, text content and video URL



l. View of Museum

Change the text content and image



m. News & Articles



n. Reach Us

Change the text content and image



o. Google Map

Enter a location or address to change the Google map



11. Hide Homepage Section


To remove the homepage sections, go to Appearance > Customize > Hide Homepage Section



12. Section Reordering


Section reordering basically means to arranage the section as per our requirement. In order to proceed with this section reordering, you need to click on Up/Down arrow.



13. Footer


To customize the footer section, go to Appearance > Customize > Footer Section



14. Setting Footer menu


  1. Go to Appearance > Menu
  2. Click on Create a new menu link to create footer menu
  3. Give a name to your menu (Quick Link) in Menu name and click save menu button
  4. Add pages by selecting with checkboxes.
  5. Click Save Menu after adding required pages, categories in the menu


15. Blog Page


There are varieties of Blog Templates are available which you can use to display the Blog Post with or without sidebar. All you need to do is follow the steps listed below:



16. Contact Page


To display contact form, install the Contact Form 7 plugin

Please click here to get your Google map source code



17. Page Templates & Sidebars


When you create a new page from the Pages > Add New, the "Default Template" is assigned to the page by default. The default page template is a standard page template that can be with a sidebar or full-width layout and can contain custom content.



18. Widgets


The WordPress widgets are used to manage sidebars:



19. Support

If you have any questions regarding our WordPress themes, you can contact us through our support forum or you can mail us at support@gracethemes.com Our support team is always ready to help you with any problems of customization or compatibility you may encounter.