Spangle WordPress Theme Documentation


Thank you for purchasing Spangle 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. Homepage Setup
  3. Header
    1. Cotact Info
    2. Site name / logo
    3. Setting the menu
  4. Homepage Slider
  5. Inner Page Banner
  6. Homepage Section
    1. Services
    2. Why Choose Us
    3. Our Best Services
    4. Photo Gallery
    5. Join Us
    6. Latest News
    7. Our Skills
    8. Our Team
    9. Clients Testimonials
    10. Best Sellers
    11. Our Clients
    12. Our Projects
  7. Footer
  8. Page Templates & Sidebars
  9. Widgets
  10. Shortcodes
  11. Multilingual
  12. Support

Free Version

  1. Homepage Setup
  2. Header Contact Info
  3. Slider Setting
  4. Services Section

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 spangle-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.
  7. Go to Appearance >> Theme Options >> Restore Default.
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 spangle-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 spangle-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 Spangle. Just click on the Activate button and your theme should get activated.




3. Homepage Setup


After activating the Spangle theme, setup homepage using following



3. The header


The header consists of three main elements:



a. Setting the Office Hours, Social Icons & Contact Info


The settings for to change the Office Hours, contact info and social network icons in top header section is located in
Appearance » Theme Options » Basic Setting



b. Changing the site name / logo


If you don't have your logo image then you can use site name and tagline. To change site name and tagline go to
Settings » General » Site Title

OR if you want to uplaod logo for your website go to Appearance » Theme Options » Basic Setting
You can also increase logo image height as per your requirement.



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 theme locations Primary Menu from Menu Settings
  7. Click Save Menu after adding required pages, categories in the menu


4. Homepage Slider


In order to add slides to homepage slider go to the Appearance » Theme Options » Homepage Slider
For each slide there are different options that you can apply.

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



5. Inner Page Banner


To change inner page banner image: Go to Appearance » Theme Options » Homepage Slider » Inner Page Banner

To set different banner image for each individual page



6. Homepage Section


The homepage contatins lots of section to create beautiful and professional website.

a. Services

To manage this section



b. Why Choose Us

To manage this section go to Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Section 1

Shortcode:
[column_content type="one_half"]<img src="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/spangle-pro/images/left-thumb0.jpg" alt="" />[/column_content]

[column_content type="one_half_last"]<h3>Why Choose Us</h3>
[features iconname="far fa-heart" title="Creative Interior Design"  description="Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,sodales suscipit tellus, ut tristique consectetur adipiscing elit.Integer sodales suscipit tellus."][features iconname="fas fa-home" title="Homes With Neutral Colors"  description="Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,sodales suscipit tellus, ut tristique consectetur adipiscing elit.Integer sodales suscipit tellus."][features iconname="fas fa-building" title="Artistic Apartments"  description="Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,sodales suscipit tellus, ut tristique consectetur adipiscing elit.Integer sodales suscipit tellus."]
[/column_content]

In order to change Font Awesome icons in this section:

  1. Find iconname="far fa-heart" and replace "far fa-heart" with your icon name
  2. Use icon only from Font Awesome
  3. Icon name should be in lowercase letter


c. Our Best Services

To manage this section go to Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Section 2

Shortcode/Content:
[column_content type="one_third"]<i class="fas fa-bars"></i>
<h4>Floor Design</h4>Nulla consequat massa quis enim.Donec pede justo, fringilla vel, aliquet nec, vulputate eget, arcu.In enim justo, rhoncus ut, imperdiet a, venenatis vitae.
[/column_content]

[column_content type="one_third"]<i class="fas fa-wrench"></i>
<h4>Modular Kitchens</h4>Nulla consequat massa quis enim.Donec pede justo, fringilla vel, aliquet nec, vulputate eget, arcu.In enim justo, rhoncus ut, imperdiet a, venenatis vitae.
[/column_content]

[column_content type="one_third_last"]<i class="fas fa-headphones"></i>
<h4>Exterior Design</h4>Nulla consequat massa quis enim.Donec pede justo, fringilla vel, aliquet nec, vulputate eget, arcu.In enim justo, rhoncus ut, imperdiet a, venenatis vitae.
[/column_content]

[column_content type="one_third"]<i class="fas fa-chart-area"></i>
<h4>Furniture & Decor</h4>Nulla consequat massa quis enim.Donec pede justo, fringilla vel, aliquet nec, vulputate eget, arcu.In enim justo, rhoncus ut, imperdiet a, venenatis vitae.	
[/column_content]

[column_content type="one_third"]<i class="fas fa-laptop"></i>
<h4>Architecture Design</h4>Nulla consequat massa quis enim.Donec pede justo, fringilla vel, aliquet nec, vulputate eget, arcu.In enim justo, rhoncus ut, imperdiet a, venenatis vitae.
[/column_content]

[column_content type="one_third_last"]<i class="fas fa-bullhorn"></i>
<h4>Engineering Drawings</h4>Nulla consequat massa quis enim.Donec pede justo, fringilla vel, aliquet nec, vulputate eget, arcu.In enim justo, rhoncus ut, imperdiet a, venenatis vitae.	
[/column_content]

In order to change Font Awesome icons in this section:

  1. Find class="fas fa-wrench" and replace "fas fa-wrench" with your icon name
  2. Use icon only from Font Awesome
  3. Icon name should be in lowercase letter


d. Photo Gallery

This section is used to display photo gallery

Shortcode:
[photogallery filter="true" show="8"]


e. Join Us

To manage this section go to Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Section 4

Shortcode/content:
<h3><span>Join us with interior Decoration and</span> Make Your Home More Attractive!</h3>
[button align="center" name="Join Us" link="#" target=""]


f. Latest News

This section is used to display latest news in your website

Shortcode:
[latest-news showposts="4" comment="show" date="show" author="show"]


g. Our Skills

To manage this section go to Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Section 6

Shortcode:
[column_content type="one_half"]<h5>Nulla consequat massa quis enim.Donec pede justo, fringilla vel, aliquet nec, vulputate eget, arcu fringilla.</h5>[/column_content]

[column_content type="one_half_last"][counter iconname="fas fa-check-square" value="169" title="Projects Completed"][counter iconname="fas fa-users" value="450" title="Satisfied Clients"][counter iconname="fas fa-book" value="35" title="Total Brands"] [counter iconname="fas fa-graduation-cap" value="21" title="Architect Awards"]
[/column_content]


h. Our Team

This section is used to display team members in your website

Shortcode:
[our-team show="4"]


i. Clients Testimonials

This section is used to display clients testimonials in your website

Shortcode:
[testimonials]


j. Best Sellers

To manage this section go to Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Section 9

Shortcode:
[column_content type="one_fourth"]<a href="#"><img src="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/spangle-pro/images/gallerythumb04.jpg" alt="" /></a>
<h6>Made-to-Order Sofas <span>(Dark Walnut Finish)</span></h6>
<h5>$55</h5>
[/column_content]

[column_content type="one_fourth"]<a href="#"><img src="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/spangle-pro/images/gallerythumb05.jpg" alt="" /></a>
<h6>Made-to-Order Sofas <span>(Dark Walnut Finish)</span></h6>
<h5>$59</h5>
[/column_content]

[column_content type="one_fourth"]<a href="#"><img src="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/spangle-pro/images/gallerythumb06.jpg" alt="" /></a>
<h6>Made-to-Order Sofas <span>(Dark Walnut Finish)</span></h6>
<h5>$59</h5>
[/column_content]

[column_content type="one_fourth_last"]<a href="#"><img src="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/spangle-pro/images/gallerythumb07.jpg" alt="" /></a>
<h6>Made-to-Order Sofas <span>(Dark Walnut Finish)</span></h6>
<h5>$55</h5>
[/column_content]


k. Our Clients

To add clients logo image in this secton

Shortcode:
[client_lists][client title="Praesent vestibulum" image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/spangle-pro/images/clientlogo1.png" link="#"][client title="Praesent vestibulum" image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/spangle-pro/images/clientlogo1.png" link="#"][ourstudent title="Praesent vestibulum" image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/spangle-pro/images/clientlogo1.png" link="#"][client title="Praesent vestibulum" image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/spangle-pro/images/clientlogo1.png" link="#"][client title="Praesent vestibulum" image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/spangle-pro/images/clientlogo1.png" link="#"][client title="Praesent vestibulum" image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/spangle-pro/images/clientlogo1.png" link="#"][/client_lists]


l. Our Projects

To change text and projects images in this secton

Shortcode:
[project_lists][project title="bed Room design" image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/spangle-pro/images/gallerythumb01.jpg" button="View" link="#"][project title="Teenage Bedroom" image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/spangle-pro/images/gallerythumb02.jpg" button="View" link="#"][project title="Dining Hall" image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/spangle-pro/images/gallerythumb03.jpg" button="View" link="#"][project title="Visitors Room" image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/spangle-pro/images/gallerythumb04.jpg" button="View" link="#"][project title="Meeting Hall" image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/spangle-pro/images/gallerythumb05.jpg" button="View" link="#"][/project_lists]


7. Footer


The Footer section consists of five main elements:

To manage footer section go to the Appearance » Theme Options » Footer

Setting footer menu

  1. Go to Appearance >> Menu
  2. Click on Create a new menu link
  3. Give a name to your menu in Menu name and click save menu button
  4. Add pages by selecting with checkboxes.
  5. Select menu theme locations Footer Menu from Menu Settings
  6. Click Save Menu after adding required pages, categories in the menu


8. Page Templates & Sidebars


When you create a new page from the Pages » Add New section, 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.



9. Widgets


The WordPress widgets are used to manage sidebars:



10. Shortcodes


To view all shortcodes go to Appearance » Theme Options » Short Codes:



11. Multilingual


This theme is ready for translation - it comes with a .po file that contains all the embedded into the theme strings.
It supports multiple languages. The qTranslate X WordPress plugin offers a way to maintain dynamic multilingual content on a WordPress site.

How to make your website translate ready?

To translate Homepage sections Title, Content, Button texts, Read more texts



12. 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.



Spangle Free WordPress Theme Documentation


Thank you for using Spangle Free WordPress Theme. This documentation consists of several parts and shows you the entire process of setting up and customizing a free 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!


1. Homepage Setup

After activating the Spangle theme, setup homepage using following

Go to Appearance -> Customize -> Select static front page



2. Header Section

To customize the header contact information and socal media settings
Go to Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Options Panel -> Header Contact Info / Header social icons





3. Slider Setting

Go to Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Options Panel -> Slider Settings



4. Services Section

Go to Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Options Panel -> Homepage Four Boxes Section