Bakes and cakes Documentation

Important Note:

Before beginning the installation process, please make sure you are using the latest version of WordPress and the Theme.

Theme Documentation:

Thank you for choosing Bakes and Cakes! This documentation covers the installation and the usage of the theme. We encourage you to read through this document and keep it handy for reference. If you have any questions about the theme, or need assistance with anything related to the theme, please feel free to post your questions on our support forum or open a support ticket and our support team will be happy to assist you.

Congratulations!

 You have chosen one of the most beautiful WordPress  Theme created with love. 

The main goal of the documentation is to provide guidance and walk-through to set up the theme for your website in an easy-to-follow manner, while also introducing you to some of the features of the theme. First, we'll make sure that everything is ready for the installation, then we'll set up the theme, and cover some initial configuration and customization options.

Getting Started

Let’s get started!  First, make sure that you have all the necessary things required to install Bakes and Cakes.

Theme Requirements

Make sure you have the latest version of WordPress installed, by checking the updates tab from your current WordPress dashboard.

Theme Requirements

If you haven’t downloaded WordPress already, you can download it from the WordPress repository via https://wordpress.org/download/ .

Although Bakes and Cakes will work with 4.5 and above versions of WordPress, it is recommended to have the latest version of WordPress.

After you have the latest version of WordPress, download the theme ZIP file, and save it somewhere handy on your computer, as you will be using the included files for the rest of the installation process.

Theme Files

Bakes and Cakes  includes

WordPress Theme Files— This is a compressed WordPress theme file containing all of the required templates, images and icons required for the theme to function properly.

Theme Installation

 Step 1: Upload and Activation

There are two methods to install Bakes and Cakes theme.  You may either upload the zipped theme file using the WordPress theme installer (Recommended), or you can upload the unzipped theme folder via FTP (Advanced).

Method 1 ( Recommended) : Install Using the WordPress Theme Installer

Log into your WordPress site and opens the Administration Panel.

  1. Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress Dashboard
  2. Themes
  3. Click on the Add New button.
    Add-New-Theme
  4. Click on the Upload Theme link.
  5. Click on Choose File, select the bakes-and-cakes.zip file from your computer and click upload.
    Upload-theme2
  6. Click Install Now

Method 2: Install Using File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

  1. Unzip “bakes-and-cakes.zip” file on your computer.
  2. Login using FTP client to access your host web server.
  3. Locate the wp-content folder in your WordPress install files.
  4. Upload the un-zipped Bakes and Cakes folder into the: wp-content/themes folder.

For More Information about installing theme using FTP visit :http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes#Adding_New_Themes

Activate the theme

  1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panel.
  2. Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress menu
  3. Hover over the theme thumbnail and click the Activate button.

Installing Plugins

To install a plugin in your WordPress admin panel and follow the following steps.

  1. Navigate to Plugins > Add New.
    Install Pluglin
  1. Search for the name of the plugin you wish to install which will return a list of potential plugins.
  2. Click Details to read more about a plugin.
  3. Click “Install Now” if you wish to install the plugin.Plugin-Install-Web
  4. It may ask if you are sure, and you may proceed. The installation will commence once you confirm to proceed.
  5. After the plugin is downloaded. Go to Plugins>Installed Plugins. Click “Activate Plugin” to make it available for use.
    Plugin-Activate

Recommended Plugins:

We recommend you to download the following plugins when necessary:

  1. Jetpack by WordPress.com, by: Automattic

The plugin provides a variety of complementary features for your Theme.

  1. Regenerate Thumnails by Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)

If you have existing content, this will help you update your image thumbnails sizes.

  1. Woocommerce by Woothemes

It is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.

  1. Contact Form Seven
    The allows you to display and manage contact form in your website.

Home Page Setup

To set up the homepage you must first create a new page.

To create a new Page

  1. Go to Pages > Add New.
    Add Page
  1. Enter the Page Title for the Page. You do not require to enter anything in the content section for creating a home page.
  2. Select the Homepage Template from the Page Attributes section.
  3. Click Publish.
    New-page

Configuring the front Page display setting

  1. Go to Appearance>Customize > Default Settings> Static Front Page.
  2. Select A static page under Front Page displays
  3. Choose the page you just created with homepage template as Front page.
  4. Click Save & Publish.

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Site Identity

To set up Site Identity,

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Default Settings > Site Identity
  2. Click Select logo by clicking Select Logo.
  3. Upload and select the desired image.
  4. Enter the Site Title and Tagline
  5. Check Display Header Text for the Site title and Tagline to appear on your homepage.
  6. Click Select Image under Site Icon
  7. Upload and select the desired image. (The Site Icon/ favicon is used as a browser and app icon for your site. The recommended Site Icon size is 512*512 pixels.)
  8. Click Save & Publish.
    Site Identity- BandC

Colors

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Default Settings >Colors
  2. Change the Background Color by clicking on the respective Select Color button
  3. Click Save & Publish.
    Colors

Background Image

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Default Settings >Background Image
  2. Click Select Image.
  3. Upload and Select a Background Image
  4. Click Save & Publish.
    background Image

Slider Settings:

Activate Slider

  1. Go to Appearance >Customize>Slider Settings.
  2. Check Enable Home Page Slider to show the featured slider the homepage. Slider Setting Bakes
  3. Select the category of posts which you want to display in the slider. (Featured images of the posts of the selected category will be displayed as slider images. Post Title will appear as Slider Title and Excerpt of the Post will appear on slider as slider description )
  • Featured images of posts should be at least 1920 px in width and 500 px in the height for displaying slider images properly.
  • Use regenerate thumbnail plugin to crop all the images if you have already uploaded the Images.
    1. Click Save & Publish.
      Slider two - Bakes and Cakes

Configuring Slider

  1. Check Enable Slider to Auto Transition for the slides to transition automatically (auto-scroll) without a click.
  2. Check Enable Slider Loop to continue the slide transition in the loop
  3. Check Enable Slider Control to allow manual navigation for paging control of each slide.
  4. Check Enable Slider Caption to show the post title to appear on the slider post image
  5. Select the slider animation type to “fade” or “slide”
  6. Enter the Readmore text to set the text of the button
  7. Enter Slider Speed: Set the Interval (in milliseconds) at which the slider should change posts (if automatic transition is enabled). Default: 7000 (7 seconds)
  8. Enter Animation Speed: Set the speed of animations, in milliseconds. Default: 600
  9. Enter Readmore Text
  10. Click Save & Publish.
    Slider Configuration - bakes and cakes

Home Page Content Settings

About us Section

Note: Note before you start setting up the About us section. Make a page with default template with the title and content that needs to be displayed under About us Section.

    1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings> About us Section  
    2. Check Enable About us Section to display it in the Homepage.
    3. Choose the page for About us Section.
    •  The Page title of the selected page will appear as the section title.
    • The featured image and content of the selected page will be displayed under About us Section.
    1. Click Save and Publish.
      About Us Section

Featured Product Section

Note: Before you start with the section make sure you have done the following.

  1. Download and Activated Woocommerce Plugin by Woothemes
  2. Added Products
  3. Created a page with default template with the title and content that needs to be displayed under Featured Section.

Adding a new Product

( After Activation of Woocommerce Plugin)

Once you have downloaded and activated the Woocommerce plugins, You get and Product option on your dashboard.

  1. Go to Products>Add new 
  2. Enter the product name on the title. Describe the product on the Product Short description section
  3. Upload the Product images by clicking on Set Product Image and set Product gallery
  4. Enter Product details like Price etc on the Product Data section below the content section
  5. Click Publish 

Setting Up the section

    1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Homepage Settings> Featured Product Section  
    2. Check Enable featured product Section to display it in the Homepage.
    3. Choose the page for Featured Product  Section.
    •  The Page title of the selected page will appear as the section title.
    • The content of the selected page will be displayed under About us Section.
    1. Choose Product One , Product Two, Product three etc
    2. Click Save and Publish.
      Featured Product Section

Event Section

Events

    1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Homepage Settings> Event Section  
    2. Check Enable Event Section to display it in the Homepage.
    3. Enter Event Section title
    4. Choose Post one and Post Two for Event  Section.
    •  The Post title of the selected post will appear as the Event Title.
    • The excerpt of the selected post will be displayed as content under the respective events.
    1. Click Save and Publish.

Reservations

    1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Homepage Settings> Event Section  
    2. Check Enable Make Reservation Section to display it in the Homepage.
    3. Enter Reservation section Title, Content, Phone number, Button text and button link.
    4. Click Save and Publish.

Reservation Bakes

Team Section

Note: Note before you start setting up the Team section. Make a page with default template with the title and content that needs to be displayed under Team / Our Staff Section.

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Homepage Settings> Our Staff Section  
  2. Check Enable Our Staff Section to display it in the Homepage.
  3. Choose the page for Our Staff section
  •  The Page title of the selected page will appear as the section title.
  • The page content of the selected page will appear as the section description
  1. Choose the category of posts for team .
  • The posts under the selected category will be displayed under Our Staff section.
  • The feature image of the posts under the selected category will appear as the team member’s Image
  • The title and content of the posts under the selected category will appear as the team member’s name and description
  1. Upload background Image for the section
  2. Click Save and Publish.

Testimonials Section

Note: Note before you start setting up the Testimonial  section. Make a page with default template with the title and content that needs to be displayed under Testimonials Section.

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Homepage Settings> Testimonials Section  
  2. Check Enable Testimonials  Section to display it in the Homepage.
  3. Choose the page for Testimonials section
  •  The Page title of the selected page will appear as the section title.
  • The page content of the selected page will appear as the section description
  1. Choose the category of posts for testimonials.
  • The posts under the selected category will be displayed under Testimonial section.
  • The feature image of the posts under the selected category will appear as the Customer’s Image
  • The title, excerpt and content of the posts under the selected category will appear as the client’s name, designation and testimony respectively.
  1. Click Save and Publish.

Testimonial Section

Blog Section

Note: Set up a blog page before starting with the section.

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Homepage Settings> Blog Section  
  2. Check Enable Blog  Section to display it in the Homepage.
  3. Choose the page for Blog section
  •  The Page title of the selected page will appear as the section title.
  • The page content of the selected page will appear as the section description
  1. Click Save and Publish.
    Blog Section

Promotional Block Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Homepage Settings> Promotional Block Section  
  2. Check Enable Promotional Block Section to display it in the Homepage.
  3. Choose the page for Promotional section
  •  The Page title of the selected page will appear as the section title.
  • The page content of the selected page will appear as the section description
  1. Upload the background image
  2. Enter Button Text and Button Link
  3. Click Save and Publish.
    Promotional Block- bakes

Google Map Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Widgets
  2. Go to Google Map Widget Area 
  3. Add text widget
  4. Enter Google Map Iframe in the content Area
  5. Click Save.

Contact Form Setting 

For the Contact form to appear as in the demo, you must first install and activate the Contact Form 7. To learn about how to install plugin read the Installing Plugin. For configuring the Plugin read the plugin documentation .

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Widgets
  2. Click on the Widget Area, you wish to insert a  contact form.
  3. Add  Text Widget in the widget area
  4. Enter Title for the Contact area
  5. Enter Contact Form Short Code in the content area
  6. Click Save.

Generating Shortcode for the Contact Form :

For the Contact form to appear as in the demo, you must first install and activate the Contact Form Seven.  To learn about how to install plugin read the Installing Plugin.

Go to Dashboard> Contact> Add New

Contact Form Seven

Keep the default content or edit the code to suit your idea of your contact form .

Click Save.Contact Form seven1

Copy the shortcode that appear below the Contact Form Name and paste it in the Contact Section Contact Form from Appearance>Customize>Contact Section. 

Configure other setting according to Contact Form 7 Documentation  

Contact Form 2

Click Save & Publish.

Note: The above instructions just deals with the design and appearance of the contact form on the theme. You still need to configure your settings following Contact Form 7 Documentation    

Breadcrumb Settings

  1.  Go to Appearance>Customizer>Breadcrumb Settings
  2. Check Enable Breadcrumb
  3. Check Show Current, if you wish to display the current Page on the breadcrumb.
  4. Enter Breadcrumb Home Text
  5. Enter Breadcrumb Separator
  6. Click Save & Publish
    Breadcrumb Settings

Custom CSS Settings

  1. Go to Appearance >Customize>Custom CSS settings.
  2. Enter the required custom CSS. For example, to change the body font size to 17 Pixels:
  3. body{font-size: 17px}
  1. Click Save & Publish.
    css

Widgets

The Bakes and Cakes offers three custom widgets: Rara Recent Post, Rara Popular Post and Rara Social Links along with the WordPress default widget options. You can add and remove widgets by following the steps below:

Adding a widget:

Option 1:

  1. Navigate to Appearance> Widgets
  2. There are four widget spaces, including Right sidebar and three footer.
  3. Drag the desired widget to the desired widget space. There is a description of each included widget that you can choose from.
    widget2

Option 2:

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Widget
  2. Click the desired Widget Area (Right Sidebar, Footer One, Footer Two etc)
  3. Click Add a Widget. There is a description of each included widget that you can choose from.
  4. Click on the desired widget.
  5. Drag and reorder the widget as desired
  6. Click Save & Publish.
    Widget

Remove Widget

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Widget
  2. Click the desired Widget Area ( Right Sidebar, Footer One, Footer Two etc)
  3. Click the widget you want to delete and click delete.
  4. Click Save Changes.
    remove widget

Custom menu

Option 1:

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize>Menus  in the WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click on Add new menu button.
    Menu-EP
  3. Give a name to your menu in Menu Name and click Create Menu button
  4. Choose the pages, categories, custom links from the left-side of your screen by selecting the checkbox and click on Add to Menu for desired Menu items.
    Menu2-EP
  5. Order the menu items by using drag and drop function in Menu structure Panel.
  6. Choose Menu Location to Primary
  7. Click Save and Publish after adding required pages, categories in the menu.

Option 2:

  1. Go to Appearance > Menus  in the WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Click on Create a new menu link.menu3
  3. Give a name to your menu in Menu Name and click Create Menu button.menu4
  4. Choose the pages, categories, custom links from the left-side of your screen by selecting the checkbox and click on Add to Menu for desired Menu items.
  5. Order the menu items by using drag and drop function in Menu structure Panel.
  6. Check the box for “Primary Menu” under “Theme locations
  7. Click Save Menu after adding required pages, categories in the menu.Menu 3-EP

Create a New Page

  1. Go to Pages > Add New.
    Add Page
  2. Enter the Page Title for the Page
  3. Write the required Text in the content section
  4. Select the Default Template from the Page Attributes section
  5. Click Publish.
    new-page

Setting up a Blog

To create a blog page, You first need to  create a page for it. To create a page.

  1. Go to Pages> add New
    Add Page
  2. Enter the Page Title for the Page
  3. You do not require to enter anything in the content section for creating a home page.
  4. Select the Default Template from the Page Attributes section
  5. Click Publish.Add New Page ‹ Business — WordPress

Configuring the Page display setting

Go to Appearance>Customize > Default Settings> Static Front Page.

Choose the page you just created for the Blog as Posts Page.

Click Save & Publish.
Blog

Add a Post

  1. Go to Posts>Add new.
    Posts-add-new
  2. Select the post format on the right sidebar.
  3. Give a title and fill it with content
  4. Upload a featured image by clicking on Set Feature Image on the right sidebar of the screen.
    set feature image
  5. Click Publish

Adding Excerpt in the Post

  1. For adding excerpt to the existing post. Go to Post>All Posts from WordPress dashboard.
  2. Click Edit below the post name.
    adding excerpt one
  3. Click on the Screen Option on the top left side of the screen.
    adding-excerpt-2
  4. Check Excerpt.
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  5. A content box for excerpt will appear below the content section. Enter the required details.
    adding-exert-5
  6. Click Publish or Update

Gallery Post Format

Post Formats

This theme has built-in functionality for the post formats including text, aside, image, video, quote, and link post formats. Select the Post format as desired.Post Format-Travel Diaries

Inserting Gallery

For Inserting Gallery in the post, you must first install the Jetpack Plugin. To learn how to install a plugin, read– Installing Plugins. You must have a WordPress Account to use JetPack. Use Your WordPress Account to activate Jetpack in your website.

  1. Navigate to Jetpack>Settings on the dashboard
  2. Activate the Carousel and Tiled Galleries option by clicking Activate link.Jetpack-gallery
  3. Navigate to the Post where you want to insert the gallery and come its Edit window
  4. Click Add Mediajet-pack-1
  5. Click Create Gallery
  6. Upload and select the desired images for the gallery and click create a new Gallery.jetpack3
  7. Choose the desired Size and Type of your gallery display.
  8. Use drag and drop to order the picture.
  9. Click Insert Gallery.
    jetpack 4
  10. Click Preview to preview the post and click Publish when you are satisfied.

Helpful Tips

  1. We highly recommend to use Child Theme if you need to change the code of the theme. Do not change the codes in the files of the parent theme as all such changes will be lost when the theme is updated. For information about How to create a child theme visit :https://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
  2. Always keep BackUp of your theme before making any changes to the theme.
  3. If you get any problem in using the theme, you can do the following things:
    • Deactivate the plugins, sometime plugin conflict may cause issues with the theme. Please deactivate the unused plugins.
    • Replace latest modified code with the original code.
    • If the issue still pertains, feel free to contact through support ticket .
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