Wide Range WordPress Theme Documentation


Thank you for purchasing Wide Range 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. Navigation Panel
    1. Site name / logo
    2. Menubar
    3. Social media icons
  4. Homepage Slider
  5. Inner Page Banner
  6. Blog Page
  7. Testimonials
  8. Team Member
  9. Photo Gallery
  10. Contact Form
  11. Footer
  12. Page Templates & Sidebars
  13. Widgets
  14. Shortcodes
  15. Multilingual
  16. 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 wide-range.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 wide-range.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 wide-range.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 Wide Range. Just click on the Activate button and your theme should get activated.




2. Homepage Setup


After activating the Wide Range theme, please setup homepage using following



3. Navigation Panel


The Navigation Panel consists of three main elements:



a. 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 Settings » Logo
You can also increase logo image height as per your requirement.



b. 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


c. Social media icons


To use social media icons Go to Appearance » Theme Options » Basic Settings » Social Icons on Menu panel

Shortcode:
[social_area] 
    [social icon="facebook" link="#"] 
    [social icon="twitter" link="#"] 
    [social icon="google-plus" link="#"] 
    [social icon="linkedin" link="#"] 
    [social icon="rss" link="#"] 
    [social icon="youtube" link="#"]
[/social_area]


4. Homepage Slider


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



5. Inner Page Background Image


To change the default inner page background image: Go to Appearance » Customize » Background Image

To set different background image for each individual page



6. Blog Page


To display blog page:



7. Testimonials


To display clients testimonials:

Shortcode:
[testimonials]
[testimonials-listing show="10"]


8. Team Member


To create Team members page:

Shortcode:
[our-team show="3"] 


9. Photo Gallery


To create photo gallery page:

Shortcode:
[photogallery filter="true" show="6"] 


10. Contact Form


To create Contact form page:

Shortcode for Contact Form:
[contactform to_email="test@example.com" title="Contact Form"]


11. Footer


The Footer section consists of four main elements:

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



12. 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.



13. Widgets


The WordPress widgets are used to manage sidebars:



14. Shortcodes


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



15. 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 texts of Theme Options panel



16. 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.