Before installing this theme, you must have a working version of WordPress installed. For information in regard to installing the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex (http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress)
Installing the theme
After you finish setting up your WordPress, you have to install this theme. You can do it in two ways:
- FTP Upload: Unzip the Theme.zip file and upload it into /wp-content/themes folder on your server.
- WordPress Upload: Navigate to Appearance > Add New Themes >Upload. Go to browser, and select the zipped theme folder. Hit “Install Now” and the theme will be uploaded and installed.
Once the theme is uploaded, you need to activate it. Go to Appearance >Themes and activate your chosen theme. After the theme is activated, you have to install the required plugins one by one in order for the theme to properly work.
Installing required plugins
- Contact Form 7
- Simple Google Maps Short Code
- Simple Share Buttons Adder
- Shortcodes Ultimate (optional)
- WooCommerce (optional)
After activated the theme, there will be a notification bar showing on the admin side to ask you to install required/recommended plugins for this theme. We encourage you to install and activate them all in order to help this theme to fully work.
Simple Share Buttons Addr plugin
Go to Settings > Share Buttons
– Unchecked ALL “Location”
– Delete “Share Text”
– Drag social media you want from left to right.
* Recommend installing any of these SEO plugins to work with “Simple Share Buttons Addr” plugin: WordPress SEO by Yoast or All in One SEO Pack
Import Theme Demo Data (Optional)
There are two types of demo data for this theme
Import WordPress Demo Data
You can import theme demo data (for testing purpose only) by using the import file provided in the theme.
Important: After installing the theme, you may not see the theme showing as the demo site. We have provide demo data for you to import the example content into your site to help you get going, but the images cannot be used on a live site, nor redistributed.
To import from a WordPress export file into your site, please follow these steps.
- Log into your site as an administrator.
- Make sure you activated your new theme.
Go to Tools à Import
- Choose “WordPress” from the list.
- Upload the demo content .xml.
- You will be asked to map the authors in this export file to users on your site. For each author, you may choose to map to an existing user on the site or to create a new user.
- To import attachments, click on the “Download and import file attachments” box.
- Please wait while WordPress imports all the content. Posts, Pages, Projects, and Menus are imported. However, you need assign the menu a theme location and you’ll need to configure widgets by yourself.
- Have fun!
|“We already imported xml data but no images were downloaded.”, “The import stopped without success”. How should we do?
1) Don’t forget to check the box “download all attachment” during import process.
2) The import will be successfully finished when “Have fun” message appears at the bottom of the page.
3) The images are not successfully downloaded if the php timeout is too short. Please talk to your web hosting to set higher value to “set_time_limit”.
4) Still don’t know why? enable WordPress debugging to see all errors occur. Read here how to do: http://codex.wordpress.org/Debugging_in_WordPress
Import Theme Options
Go to TymBerry theme option > Import/Export > Click on Import from File button
Copy and paste all content from the json file provided with the theme and then click import button.
Click Save Changes button to save all data
Initialize Theme Options
Initially, let’s save once. We’ll be getting back to this later
Setting up front page
Initially, the default homepage is index.php which displays blogroll style.
To setup the theme’s homepage
- Create a new page and select “Standard Home” as a page template.
- Go to Settings > Reading > Front page displays.
Check “A static page” and select the page homepage you created previously as a “Front page”
Understand the Grid System
Before walking through template construction, you’ll see some dimension option to set. First, we have to understand more about the grid system of the theme.
Mainly, the grid is designed with 2×4 dimension (rows x columns) per desktop screen viewport.
Each cell has 1×1 dimension.
This system is applied to Portfolio Grid and Blog Grid template. You can configure each post to have a specific dimension for showing it on the grid.
For example, if you choose the size 1×3 for a post, it will shows as the following purple block.
For 2×1, it will show as the green block.
The default dimension is 1×1 (blue box).