Digital Download Free Theme Documentation

Introduction

Thank you for choosing Digital Download Free WordPress Theme!

Theme Demo:

Click here to Download the Demo File

We offer free one-click demo import for Digital Download Free WordPress theme. So, if you want to make your website exactly like the demo of the Business One Page theme, you need to install Rara One Click Demo Import plugin, download the demo file, and follow this step by step guide or watch the video below.

Theme Documentation:

This documentation covers the installation and the usage of the theme.

The main goal of the documentation is to provide guidance and walk-through to set up the theme on your website in an easy-to-follow manner, while also introducing you to some of the features of the theme. We encourage you to go 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 open a support ticket. Our support team will be happy to assist you.

In this documentation, first, we’ll make sure that everything is ready for the installation. Next, we’ll set up the theme, and cover some initial configuration and customization options.

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How to use this Documentation?

We recommend everyone to go through each step of the documentation to have a better understanding of the theme and its features.

However, if you are looking for a specific section, you can easily navigate using our table of contents on the left-hand side of the screen.

If you want to find a specific keyword, hit “Ctrl+F” on your browser to start searching.

Requirements for Getting Started

Make sure Digital Download Free WordPress theme is compatible with your WordPress version.

Digital Download free theme will work with 4.5 and above versions of WordPress.

However, for the best experience, added features, and updated security patches, we recommend you to update your WordPress to the latest version.

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

Checklist for Getting Started

  • Check WordPress Version and Update it
  • Install Digital Download Theme
  • Install Recommended Plugins. Some functionality of the theme might not work if you do not install the recommended plugins.

Recommended Image Size (in px)

Digital Download full-width:1170 X 525
Digital Download Related post: 370 X 280

Demo Import (Instantly Make Website Like Demo)

You can easily make your website exactly like the live preview (demo) of Digital Download theme by importing the demo content. Importing demo content is a great way of getting started with your website. You can get a guideline on how to set up this theme if you import the demo content.

To import the demo with a click, you need to install Rara One Click Demo Import plugin and follow this step by step guide.

How to Check and Update WordPress Version

  • Log in to the WordPress admin panel
  • Go to Dashboard >Updates

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Update the WordPress core if there is an update available.

Theme Installation & Activation

After you have the latest version of WordPress, save the downloaded Digital Download Theme somewhere handy on your computer, as you will be using the included files for the rest of the installation process.

Digital Download Theme file includes:

A WordPress Theme Files (in .zip format)— This (digital-download.zip) is a compressed WordPress theme file containing all of the required templates, images, and icons required for the theme to function properly.

Note for Safari users (macOS): If you are using Safari to download the theme file, the file may unzip automatically. So, make sure your theme file is in .zip format. Here’s how to stop Safari from automatically unzipping your .zip file.

To install and activate the theme follow these steps or the above gif:

  • Log in to WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance > Themes

  • Click on Add New button

  • Click on Upload Theme

  • Click on “Choose File…”, select the “digital-download.zip” file from your computer and click Open.

  • Click on Install Now

  • After the theme is installed, click on “Activate

Installing Recommended Plugins

You must install and activate the following plugins to get the best out of the Digital Download Free theme.

RaraTheme Companion by Rara Theme:

RaraTheme Companion is truly a must-have companion for your website. It provides 15+ useful and frequently used widgets that you can add to the sidebars to create an engaging website. This plugin is necessary for adding home page sections on this theme.

Easy Digital Downloads

Easy Digital Download is a free plugin to help you sell digital products using WordPress.

Subtitles

Subtitles is a free plugin to allow you add subtitles into your posts and pages.

BlossomThemes Email Newsletter by Blossom Themes:

This plugin is needed to add newsletter subscription form on the newsletter section. The plugin also creates a newsletter widget that can be used in the sidebars.

Contact Form 7 by Takayuki Miyoshi:

Contact Form 7 helps you add and manage multiple contact forms.

Regenerate Thumbnails by Alex Mills (Viper007Bond):

If you have existing content, this will help you update your images thumbnail sizes. To update the thumbnails, you must run this plugin.

How to Install Recommended Plugin:

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Install Plugins.

  • Click “Install” to install the plugins

  • Click “Activate” to activate the plugins

Setting Up the Front/Landing/Home Page

To get started with customizing the theme, you first need to set up a front page. If you want to make your website look like the demo, you should select Front Page as Static Page.

Configure the Home Page and Blog Page

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance>Customize > Homepage Settings
  • Select A static page under Your homepage displays.
  • If you are using this theme in a fresh WordPress installation, go to the next point. If you are using this theme in an old WordPress, choose the page you want to set homepage as Frontpage and choose the page you want to set a blog page as Posts Page.
  • Click on Publish.

Site Identity (Add Logo, Name, and Tagline on your website)

You can change the name and logo of your website here.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Site Identity
  • Click Select Logo and upload your logo.
  • Enter Site Title and Tagline.
  • Check Display Site Title and Tagline.
  • Click Select Image and upload Image for Site Icon (favicon).
  • Click Publish

Appearance Settings

You can change the appearance of your website using this settings panel.

Colors

You can change the background color of your website using this settings panel.

Please follow the below steps to change the background color of the website.

  • Login to your WordPress admin panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Appearance Settings> Colors
  • Select the Background Color
  • Click on Publish

Background Image

You can set up the background image of your website using this settings panel.

Please follow the below steps to set the background image.

  • Login to your WordPress admin panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Appearance Settings> Background Image
  • Select the preset, reposition the image if you want and select the image size you want to display
  • Click on Publish

General Sidebar Layout

You can select sidebar for posts/pages using this settings panel.

Please follow the below steps to configure the sidebar for your website pages.

  • Login to your WordPress panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Layout Settings> General Sidebar Layout
  • Select the Page Sidebar Layout, Post Sidebar Layout, and Default sidebar layout
  • Click on Publish

Front Page Settings

You can customize the Frontpage of your website using this settings panel.

You can set up a static image or video in the banner section. The banner will be displayed at the top of your website.

To set up your banner:

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Settings > Banner Section
  • Enable Banner Section
  • Upload a Banner Image
  • Enter the Title & Subtitle for Banner section
  • Enter the Banner Label & Banner Link
  • Enter the Second Label & Second Link
  • Click on Publish

Download Section

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Settings > Download Section
  • Enable the Download Section
  • Enter the section Title & Subtitle
  • Enter the number of downloads you want to display
  • Enter the Button Label & Select the Button Link
  • Click on Publish

Features Section

You can add your product features in this section.

Please follow the below steps to configure the featured section on the front page of your website.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Settings > Featured Section
  • Click on Add a Widget & select Text Widget

  • Enter the Section Title & Description
  • Again, Click on Add a Widget & Select Rara: Icon Text widget

  • Enter the Title, Description, & Select the Icon or upload an image
  • Add more features in a similar way
  • Click on Publish

Newsletter Section

You can configure the Newsletter section on the front page of your website using this settings panel.

You need to have BlossomThemes Email Newsletter plugin installed and activated for this setting.

You can add subscription form on the newsletter section of your website from here. To add a newsletter, you need to create a newsletter first.

Creating Newsletters

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to BlossomThemes Email Newsletter > Add New

  • Enter the Title of the newsletter.
  • Select the options in the Field Settings. Select “Email” if you want users to subscribe to your newsletters.
  • Enter the Email placeholder.
  • Enter the label for the Submit button.
  • Select the Enable GDPR checkbox
  • Enter Form note. The note will be displayed below the Title.
  • From the Appearance Settings, edit the appearance of the newsletter form
  • Click on Publish

Please follow the below steps to configure the Newsletter section on the front page of your website.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Settings > Newsletter Section
  • Enable the Newsletter section
  • Enter the Newsletter Shortcode
  • Click on Publish

Testimonial Section

You can add your client’s testimonial in this section of the homepage.

Please follow the below steps to add and configure testimonial section on the homepage of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Testimonial Section
  • Click on Add a Widget
  • Select Text Widget to enter Title and Description

  • Enter the title and description for the section
  • Click on Add a Widget
  • Select Rara: Testimonial Widget

  • Enter the Name, Designation, and Testimonial
  • Upload Image of the client
  • Click on Done
  • Add more testimonial in the same way
  • Click on Publish

Call To Action Section

Please follow the below steps to configure Call to Action Section on the front page of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Call To Action Section
  • Click on Add a Widget
  • Select Rara: Call To Action

  • Enter the Title and Description of the section
  • Select the Number of Call-to-Action Buttons you want to display
  • Enter the Button Label and Button Link
  • Select the Button Alignment
  • Select the Background Color or Upload Image for the section
  • Click on Done
  • Click on Publish

General Settings

Header Settings

Please follow the below steps to configure the header settings of your website.

Please follow the below steps to configure the header area of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> General Settings> Header Settings
  • Enable Header search to display the search button in the header
  • Enable Shopping Cart to display Card icon on the header area
  • Enter the Login Label to be displayed in the header
  • Select the Login page
  • Enter the Logout label
  • Enter the Dashboard Label & select Dashboard page
  • Click on Publish

Social Media Settings

  • Login to your WordPress Admin panel
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Social Media Settings
  • Enable Social Links to display social media links in the footer.
  • Click “Add new links” button to add a social media icon.
  • Select a social media icon and enter the respective social media profile link.
  • Click “Add new links” to add more social icons
  • Click Publish

SEO Settings

You can configure the SEO settings of your website using this settings panel.

Please follow the below steps to configure SEO settings of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> General Settings> SEO Settings
  • Enable Last Updated Post Date to allow search engine crawl your posts latest changes and help in better ranking.
  • Click on Publish

Posts(Blog) & Pages Settings

Please follow the below steps to configure the Posts/Blog and Page settings of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Posts (Blog) & Pages Settings
  • Enable/Disable the Prefix on Archive Pages
  • Enable Blog Excerpt if you want to show the summary of the posts. If enabled, select the number of words for the blog excerpt.
  • Enter the Read More Text
  • Enable Hide Author Section to hide author section. Blue is Enabled.
  • Enable Show Related Posts to show related posts below a blog post. Enter the title for Related posts section.
  • Enable Hide Category if you don’t want to show the category name on the blog posts.
  • Enable Hide Post Author if you don’t want to show author section on the blog page.
  • Enable Hide Posted Date if you don’t want to show the posted date on blog posts.
  • Enable Show Featured Image to show featured image in the blog posts.
  • Click Publish

Easy Digital Downloads

Easy Digital Download is a free WordPress plugin which enables you to sell digital products via your website. Digital Download Pro theme is powered by this plugin to create an e-commerce store. You will need to install the Easy Digital Downloads plugin if you want to sell digital products via your website.

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You can visit the Easy Digital Downloads Docs page if you have any general questions related to Easy Digital Downloads plugin. You can learn to use EDD properly, learn about frequently asked questions, and post your queries in their support forum.

Gettings Started with EDD

Easy Digital Downloads will create a few important pages such as Checkout, Purchase History, Purchase Confirmation, and Transaction Failed. These are the key pages which will make sure that check out process goes smoothly on your website.

Easy Digital Downloads Quick Links

Navigation Menus (Create and Edit Menu)

By default, all your primary pages will be displayed in the menu. If you want to create a Custom Menu, you can do it from Customizer or from Dashboard. This theme has one menu which displays in the header section. If you need more than one menu, you can add them in the sidebar using “Custom Menu” widget.

Create a New Menu from Customizer

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize> Menus in the WordPress Dashboard.
  • Click on Create New menu button.

  • Give a name to your menu and select whether you want to display the menu on Primary location.
  • Click Next.

  • Click “Add Items” to add items (pages, posts, categories, custom links…) to the Menu
  • Click “+” icon on the items list to add the item to the menu.
  • Drag and Drop the added items to rearrange them.
  • Click Publish.

Create Menu from Dashboard

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance > Menus in the WordPress Dashboard.

  • Click on create a new menu.

  • Give a name to your menu in Menu Name and click Create Menu button.

  • Select the items from Pages, Posts, Custom Links, or Categories and click “Add to Menu”.

  • Drag and Drop the added items to rearrange them.
  • Check the Menu location to Primary.
  • Click Save Menu.

Widgets

You can add the widgets to the sidebar in two ways, either via Dashboard or Customizer.

Adding Widgets via Customizer

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Widgets
  • Click on Add a Widget to add widgets
  • Select desired footer where you want to add a widget
  • Drag and reorder the widget as desired
  • Click Publish

Adding Widgets via Dashboard

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Appearance> Widgets
  • Available widgets are listed on the left-hand side while Sidebars are listed on the right side (including the sidebars you create)
  • Drag and drop the widgets to the desired sidebars.

Footer Credit Settings

You can enter the copyright information of your website in the footer area using this settings panel.

Please follow the below steps to add your custom copyright information in the footer of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Footer Settings
  • Enter the copyright information as per your desire
  • Click on Publish

Footer Section

The theme has 4 widgets area in the footer. You can add various widgets to the area. To add widgets in the footer, go to Appearance> Customize>Widgets and select the Footer Location (footer one, two, three, four) and add the widgets.

Additional CSS

You can add extra CSS codes here. If you want to modify the color, fonts, or any other CSS effects, you can enter the code here.

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Appearance> Additional CSS
  • Enter your code
  • Click on Publish

Helpful Tips

  • We highly recommend using 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. Here’s an easy to follow the guide if you don’t know how to create a child theme.
  • Always keep a BackUp of your theme before making any changes to the theme.
  • If you get any problem in using the theme, you can do the following things:
  • Deactivate the plugins, sometimes plugin conflict may cause issues with the theme. Please deactivate the unused plugins.
  • Replace the latest modified code with the original code.
  • If the issue pertains, feel free to contact us using our Support Ticket
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