Photography Theme Documentation


Introduction

Thank you for installing our WordPress Theme. The complete procedure to configure and manage a WordPress Website from the beginning is shown in this documentation in different portions.

What is WordPress CMS?

WordPress is an open source tool which is based on PHP and MySQL to create websites. It is a completely free content management system(CMS) and a strong blogging platform. With this CMS, you can develop websites and solid online apps. You hardly require any knowledge or technical capability to manage it. WordPress has become the most accepted website development software available because of it’s varied aspects like it’s easy usage and flexibility. Learn More

What is a WordPress template

A WordPress template acts as a skin for the websites which are created on WordPress CMS. The installation of a WordPress Template is very easy. With the help of an installed new template, you can change the look of your WordPress website very easily. All the requisite source files are provided with a WordPress template and you can freely go for editing and increasing it the way you want.

Help and Support

Files structure

The template package you have downloaded consists of several folders. Let's see what each folder contains:

  • Screenshots - contains template screenshots. Not for production.
  • theme - contains WordPress theme files.
    • photography-pro_1.0.zip - this folder content all the necessary files for the theme.
  • license.txt - contains license details.
  • readme.txt - contain information about theme images path and font use and usage scritps.

Theme Installation Via WordPress

Install a Theme by using Upload Method from WordPress Admin

The first method that we covered only allows you to install free themes that are available in the WordPress.org theme’s directory. But what if you want to install a commercial “premium” WordPress theme from companies like ThemeLab, StudioPress, iThemes, etc. Or what if you want to install a custom theme? Well in this case, you would need to install the theme using the upload method from your WordPress admin.

Start by downloading the .zip file of the theme that you purchased from a marketplace or a commercial theme provider.

Next login to your WordPress admin area and click on Appearance » Themes.


Once you are on the themes page, click on the Add New button at the top.


On the next screen, click on the Upload Theme button at the top.


You will be prompted to choose the zip file that you downloaded earlier. Select the file and click Install Now.


Once your theme is installed, you will see a success message along with the link to activate and preview the theme.


Click on the activate button, and you’ve successfully installed and activated your WordPress theme. Depending on the theme, it may add additional settings options that you may need to configure either through the theme customizer or through a separate options panel.

Theme Installation Via FTP

Installing a WordPress Theme using FTP

First installed and setup your FTP program, connect to your host using FTP. You would need to go to the path (/wp-content/themes/). Once you’re there, simply upload your themme’s folder there.

Remember you must unzip the folders before you upload a theme using FTP. Once you have uploaded the theme, you would need to go to your admin area and click on Appearance » Themes.

You should see the theme that you uploaded listed there. Bring your mouse on top of that theme and click on the activate button and you’ve successfully installed and activated your WordPress theme.

Header Section Color/Font

  • For Header Color: Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Theme Settings >>Header Section >>

Color/Font is very easy process.At a single glance of click you can set the Header Background-color, Menu Color, Text-Hover color, Menu Font.


Every individual section have an option to set the color for Headings, Title, Dropdown and Logo font depending upon the number of option that are available in that respective section



How to set up homepage

Setup Home Page Template

Follow these instructions to setup Home page.

  • 1. Create Page to set template: Go to Dashboard >> Pages >> Add New Page.

    Label it "home" or anything as you wish. Then select template "home-page" from template dropdown.


  • 2. Set the front page: Go to Setting -> Reading --> Set the front page display static page to home page

  • Once you have done with this you can see all the demo content on front page.

Setup Header


Follow these instructions to setup header.

  • For header: Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Theme Settings >>header Section >> Here you can set header menu font,background-color,hover color.
  • For header image: Go to Appearance >> Customize >>Header image
  • For Site Name/Logo: For changing site name go to Appearance >> Customize >> Site Identity >> Here you can set Logo,Site Title,Tagline & Site Icon for your site. Please see the theme option tab in this documentation for more details.

Setup slider Section

Follow these instructions to setup slider.


  • For Slider: Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Theme Settings >>slider Section >> Add image
  • For Slider Title: Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Theme Settings >>slider Section >> slider title
  • For Slider Description: Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Theme Settings >>slider Section >> slider description >>

Here you can set slider heading fonts, text-color, text-font, paragraph-color , paragraph-font, button-text, button-background-color, and button-font.



Category Section

Follow these instructions to setup category.

  • For Photo Category: Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Theme Settings >>Photo categories
  • For Category contents: Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Theme Settings >>Photo categories >> Contents

Here you can set button label as well as section link.


For Photo Gallary Category:For this section we require Photography-pro-gallary plugin

Further customization will be done from here.


Go to >> Dashboard >> Photography Pro Gallary


For New GallaryGo to >> Photography Pro Gallary >> Add new gallary >> Add Image >> Set Feature Image


This will be the Output


About Me


Follow these instructions to setup header.

  • For About Me Banner: Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Theme Settings >>About us
  • Here you have to enable section.
  • Here you set background-color,Service side image,title, subtitle and text.
  • For Service: Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Theme Settings >>Service
  • Here you can set title,text,button label and link also.

  • For Service-title: Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Theme Settings >>Service
  • Here you can set service image,service title,and service content.

Offer Section

In order to proceed with offer Section,

Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Theme Settings>> Discount Section.


In this section you can set the Service side image, Sub-title, Text, Button label,and link.

Setup Delivery Section

In order to proceed with Delivery Section ,

Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Theme Settings>> Delivery Section.


In this section you can set the Background-image, Number of clients to show, Title, Service image, Service name and content also.

Setup Staff Section Section

In order to proceed with Staff Section Section


Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Theme Settings>> Our Staff Section.



For Our Staff Gallary :For this section we require Photography Pro Posttype plugin


Go to Dashboard >> Team >> Add New



Go to Set Title >> Add Media >> Set Feature Image >> Publish.



This will be the output.



Setup Testimonal Section

In order to proceed with Testimonal Section,

Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Theme Settings>> Testimonal Section.


In this section you can set Background Color,Background Image, Title and Sub-title.


For Testimonal Gallary :For this section we require Photography Pro Posttype plugin


Go to Dashboard >> Testimonal >> Add New



Go to Set Title >> Add Media >> Set Feature Image >> Publish.



This will be the output.



Setup Our Client Section

In order to proceed with Our Client Section, Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Theme Settings>>Our Client.


In this section you can set the Background-image, Number of clients to show, Title, Sub-title and Content.

  • For Client Image:Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Theme Settings >> Our Client >> Service Image

Setup Newsletter Section

In order to proceed with Newsletter Section,

Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Theme Settings>> Newsletter Section.


In this section you can set Background Color,Background Image, Title and Sub-title and Text.


You have to write short code in >> Contact Form Shortcode.


Blog-Post

  • For Blog-Post: Appearance >> Customize >> Theme Settings>> Blog Post

  • For Blog-Post Gallary:Go to >> Dashboard >> Post >> Add New

  • Here you can set title, media and feature image

  • This will be the Output

Plugin Configuration

Go to Dashboard:-> Plugin >> Add New


Once you activate the plugin it will allow you to access Photography pro gallery images, Photography pro posttype on the Dashboard. This plugin will help you to setup gallery Section.


Photography pro Gallary:



View the page which you have created. It will show gallery like this.



Photography pro posttype:It will allow you to access three register posttype namely:Testimonal,Photography and Team.



Testimonal:

Go to Dashboard >> Testimonal >> Add New



Go to Set Title >> Add Media >> Set Feature Image >> Publish.



This will be the output.



Team:

Go to Dashboard >> Team >> Add New



Go to Set Title >> Add Media >> Set Feature Image >> Publish.



This will be the output.



Page Templates and Sidebars


Page Templates

  • Default Template (the default page template with a right sidebar position)
  • About Template (the default About template with no sidebar position)
  • Page (Full Width) (a page template with one column without a sidebar)
  • Page (Left Sidebar) (a page templates with left sidebar position)
  • Page (Right Sidebar) (a page template with right sidebar position)
  • Blog (Full Width) (a blog templates with one column without sidebar)
  • Blog (Left Sidebar) (a blog templates with left sidebar position)
  • Blog (Right Sidebar) (a blog template with right sidebar position)
  • Contact Template (the default Contact template with no sidebar position)

Posts, Categories and Post Formats

Adding category

Review the following article for more information on adding categories: http://codex.wordpress.org/Manage_Categories_SubPanel


  1. Log into your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard).
  2. Click the Posts tab.
  3. With that done, click Categories for blog posts.
  4. Type in the name of your new category.
  5. After that, click the Add New Category button.
Click the Publish button.

Creating a Blog post


  1. Log into your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard).
  2. Click the Posts tab.
  3. Click the Add New tab.
  4. Type in your post content. For more information on adding posts, please check the following link http://codex.wordpress.org/Posts_Add_New_SubPanel.

Shortcodes

A shortcode is a powerful content building tool http://codex.wordpress.org/Shortcode. Shortcodes are easy to use. First of all, make sure that the editing mode is set to Visual.


All available shortcodes are conditionally divided into these groups:

  • Gallery[galleryshow gallery="12" numberofitem="6"] - used for Gallery images output.

Custom Widgets


 How to Setup Additional Theme Add Ons

  1. First, you need to download the plugin from the source (which will be a zip file (bb-title-banner-image.zip and bb-gallery-images.zip)). Next, you need to go to WordPress admin area and visit Plugins » Add New page.

  2. After that, click on the Upload Plugin button on top of the page.
  3. This will bring you to the plugin upload page. Here you need to click on the choose file button and select the plugin file you downloaded earlier to your computer.

  4. After you have selected the file, you need to click on the install now button.

  5. WordPress will now upload the plugin file from your computer and install it for you. You will see er installation is finished.
  6. Once installed, you need to click on the Activate Plugin link to start using the plugin.

Title Banner Image

Once you activate this plugins you will find the below option inside each and every page,post,registered posts etc.


  1. First, you need to choose the banner image that you would like to set on your post/page.
  2. On uploading any file, by default, the title will appear over the banner image.


  3. With the help of this plugin, you can hide the title if you do not want to display it on the banner simply by checking "Hide Title above banner" option.
  4. You can even show the title below the banner image by checking "Show Title below banner" option.