Education Zone Pro

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 Education Zone Pro WordPress theme! 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.

Getting Started

Let’s get started!  First, make sure that you have all the necessary things required to install Education Zone Pro.

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 Education Zone Pro 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

Education Zone Pro 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 Education Zone Pro 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.
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  4. Click on the Upload Theme link.
  5. Click on Choose File, select the education-zone.zip file from your computer and click upload.
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  6. Click Install Now

Method 2: Install Using File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

  1. Unzip “education-zone-pro.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 Education Zone 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.
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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 Thumbnails by Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)

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

  1. Contact Form Seven by Takayuki Miyoshi

The theme  allows you to display and manage contact form in your website.

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

Configuring Homepage Display

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.
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Configuring the front Page display setting

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

Slider Settings

Note: Please make sure that you have set up the homepage for the slider to appear on your homepage.

Slider Options:

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Slider Settings> Slider Options
  2. Enable Home Page Slider using toggle to display it on the home page. (Blue is enabled) ( You must enable this for the slider to be visible)
  3. Enable Slider to Auto Transition using toggle for the slides to transition automatically (auto-scroll) without a click. (Blue is enabled)
  4. Enable Slider Navigation using toggle to allow manual navigation control. (Blue is enabled)
  5. Enable Slider Hover to Hover effect. (Blue is enabled)
  6. Enable Slider Caption using toggle to show the post title to appear on the slider post image. (Blue is enabled)
  7. Enable Use Full Size Image, if you wish to display the full image on the slider rather than the cropped image. ( In this case, make sure that all the selected images have the same image size so that the design is maintained)
  8. Select the Slider Transition type to “fade” or “slide”
  9. Choose Slider Speed  for Slide Content using slider.
  10. Click Save & Publish.

Slider using Posts/ Page 

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Slider Settings> Slider Contents
  2. Choose Slider Type to Post/ Page
  3. Choose Posts/ page to be displayed as slider
    • The featured Image of the selected posts will appear as Slider Image.
    • Post Title of the selected post will appear as Slider Title.
  4. Enter Readmore Text.
  5. Click Save & Publish.

Slider using Category 

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Slider Settings > Slider Contents
  2. Choose Slider Type to Category
  3. Choose the Slider Category.
    • The featured Image of the posts under selected category will appear as Slide Images.
    • Post Title of the post under the selected category will appear as Slide Title.
  4. Enter Readmore Text.
  5. Click Save and Publish.

Slider using Custom

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Slider Settings > Slider Contents
  2. Choose Slider Type to Custom.
  3. Click on Slides #
  4. Click Add Image to upload an Image.
  5. Enter Title and Link for the Slide.
  6. Click Add new Slide to add new Slide.
  7. Enter Readmore Text.
  8. Click Save and Publish.

Homepage Settings

Note: Remember that you need to first configure your Homepage for the settings in this section to be implemented.

Info Section

Information section using Post/Page

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings>Info Section 
  2. Choose Information type to Post/Page
  3. Choose the Posts or Pages for the Information Section ( limited to four )
  • The Title of the selected Posts/Page will appear as the Information heading
  • The content of the selected Post/ Page will appear as Information detail
  • The featured Image of the selected post/page will be displayed.
  1. Choose the background color for the blocks
  2. Click Save & Publish.

Information section using custom

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings>Info Section 
  2. Choose Information type to custom
  3. Click Add new Info ( limited to four )
  4. Enter Title, content and link
  5. Choose the background color for the blocks
  6. Click Save & Publish.

Welcome Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings>Welcome Section 
  2. Enter the Section title and content
  3. Click Save & Publish. 

Course Section

Before you start with the section, you need to add courses

Add Course

  1. Go to Courses> Add New
  2. Enter a title, content, and details.
  3. Choose Course Category
  4. Add Feature Image.
  5. Click Publish.

Courses Section in Homepage

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings>Course Section 
  2. Enter the Section title and content
  3. Select the Courses
  4. Enter Readmore text
  5. Enter Button label and button text
  6. Click Save & Publish.

News and Event Section:

Before you start with the section, you need to add Events

Add Events

  1. Go to Event> Add New
  2. Enter a title, content, and details.
  3. Choose Event Category
  4. Add Feature Image.
  5. Click Publish.

Events in Homepage Settings

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings>News and Event Section 
  2. Enter the News Section title and content
  3. Select the Category for the section
  4. Enter Event Section title and content
  5. Select the category for the section.
  6. Enter Readmore text
  7. Enter Readmore Button URL
  8. Click Save & Publish.

Call to Action Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings>CTA Section 
  2. Enter the CTA Section title and description
  3. Enter Button Texts and their respective Links
  4. Select background Image.
  5. Click Save & Publish.

Why Choose us Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings>Why choose us Section 
  2. Enter the  Section title and description
  3. Choose Posts/Pages for the section
  4. Click Save & Publish.

Team Section

Before you start with the Team section, you need to add team members

Add Team members

  1. Go to Teams> Add New
  2. Enter a title, content, and details
  3. Add Feature Image.
  4. Click Publish.
  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings>Team Section 
  2. Enter the  Section title and description
  3. Choose Team members
  4. Enter View All button Label and URL
  5. Click Save & Publish.

Testimonials Section:

Before you start with the Testimonial section, you need to add Testimonials.

Add Testimonial

  1. Go to Testimonials> Add New
  2. Give a title ( name of the client)  and content.
  3. Add Feature Image for Testimonial.
  4. Click Publish.

Testimonial Section in Homepage

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings>Testimonials Section 
  2. Enter the  Section title and description
  3. Choose Background image.
  4. Enter Button Label and Button URL
  5. Click Save & Publish.

Blog Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings>Blog Section 
  2. Enable Show Blog date to display Blog date.
  3. Enter the  Section title and description
  4. Enter Blog section read more text
  5. Enter Button Label and Button URL
  6. Click Save & Publish.

Gallery Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings>Gallery Section 
  2. Choose the Post/Page with gallery
  3. Click Save & Publish.

Newsletter Section:

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings>Newsletter Section 
  2. Choose Background Type
  3. If you have chosen background type to image, Choose background Image.
  4. If you have chosen background type to color then choose background color.
  5. Click Save & Publish.

Sort Homepage Sections

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings>Sort Homepage Sections
  2. Drag and Drop section to sort the section as you desire.
  3. Click on the eye icon to control the visibility of the particular section.
  4. Click Save & Publish.

Blog Page Settings

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 >  Static Front Page.

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

Click Save & Publish.
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Add a Post

  1. Go to Posts>Add new.
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  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.
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  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.
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  3. Click on the Screen Option on the top left side of the screen.
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  4. Check Excerpt.
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  5. A content box for excerpt will appear below the content section. Enter the required details.
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  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.
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  10. Click Preview to preview the post and click Publish when you are satisfied.

Blog Page Settings:  

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Blog Page Settings
  2. Choose Blog Page Layout
  3. Check the category you like to exclude from the blog page.
  4. Click Save & Publish.

Post Page Settings

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Post Page Settings.
  2. Enable or Disable Show Featured Image
  3. Enable or Disable Show Author Bio
  4. Enable or Disable Show Comment
  5. Enable or Disable Highlight Author Comment
  6. Click Save and Publish.
     

Post Meta Settings

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Post Meta Settings.
  2. Choose meta for Post meta 
  3. Choose category and tags
  4. Select No of character of Post excerpt
  5. Enter Post Read More Text
  6. Click Save & Publish.

Testimonial Page:

  1. Go to Pages> Add New
  2. Choose Testimonial Page Template under Page Attributes
  3. Click Publish.
     

Events Page:

  1. Go to Pages> Add New
  2. Choose Events Page Template under Page Attributes
  3. Click Publish.

Courses Page

  1. Go to Pages> Add New
  2. Choose Courses Page Template under Page Attributes
  3. Click Publish.

Team Page

  1. Go to Pages> Add New
  2. Choose Teams Page Template under Page Attributes
  3. Click Publish.

Breadcrumb Settings:

  1. Go To Appearance> Customize> Breadcrumb Settings.
  2. Choose to enable or disable Breadcrumb
  3. Enter Breadcrumb Home Text.
  4. Enter Breadcrumb Separator.
  5. Click Save & publish.

Social Settings

Social Links Settings

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Social settings> Social Links Settings
  2. Enable Social Links in Header to show it in header ( blue is enabled)
  3. Enable Social Links in Footerto show it footer ( blue is enabled)
  4. Choose the social media icons to display in Contact Section.
  5. Add Social Links by clicking Add new Link . 
  6. Click Save & Publish.

Social Sharing Settings

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Social settings> Social Sharing Settings
  2. Enable Social Sharing Settings  ( blue is enabled)
  3. Choose the Social Sharing you want to activate. You can click on eye icon to activate and deactivate various Social Media.
  4. Click Save & Publish.

Styling Settings

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Styling Settings
  2. Select Layout Style for Single Posts and Archive pages
  3. Select Color Scheme using color pallet.
  4. Configure Background Color, Body background or upload Background image as desired.
  5. Click Save & Publish.

Typography Settings:

You can find theme font options by navigating to Go to Appearance> Customize> Typography Settings

This will allow you to configure the typography used on your site. You are able to configure fonts, variant, size, color ( Using Color pallet)  and line height to apply the settings to.

Click Save & Publish, once you are satisfied with your configurations.

Add a Sidebar

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Sidebar Settings
  2. Click Add New sidebar.
  3. Give the sidebar name and unique id.
  4. Click Save & Publish.

Sidebar Settings

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Sidebar Settings
  2. Choose the Sidebar for various Pages like, Single Page Post Page etc.

The sidebar selected under the particular pages will be displayed on the page.

For example:  Blog  Sidebar: Appears only in Blog .

  1. You can Add widgets to sidebar from Appearance> widgets.
  2. Click Save & Publish.

    Configuring Custom Menus

    Option One:

    1. Go to Appearance > Customize>Menus  in the WordPress Dashboard
    2. Click on Add new menu button.
    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.
    5. Order the menu items by using drag and drop function in Menu structure Panel.
    6. Check the Menu locations to Primary or secondary.
    7. Click Save and Publish after adding required pages, categories in the menu.

Option Two

  1. Go to Appearance > Menus in the WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click on Create a new menu link. menu4
  3. Give a name to your menu in Menu Name and click Create Menu button.menu3
  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” or “secondary menu” under “Theme locations
  7. Click Save Menu after adding required pages, categories in the menu. menu5

Widgets

Adding a widget:

Option 1:

  1. Navigate to Appearance> Widgets
  2. Drag the desired widget to  the desired widget space. There is a description of each included widget that you can choose from.
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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.

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.

Custom Codes:

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Custom Codes
  2. Click Open Editor to open editor, enter your codes.
  3. Click Save and Publish.
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Footer Copyright Editor: 

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Footer settings
  2. Enter Footer Copy Right text
  3. Hide or Show Author Link and WordPress Link. (Blue is Hide)
  4. Click Save and Publish.

Recommended Image Sizes (Pixels)

Education Zone Pro Banner: 1920x 692

Education Zone Pro Image Full Width: 1140x 458

Education Zone Pro image: 750x 458

Education Zone Pro Layout Post: 246 x 246

Education Zone Pro Featured Post: 275 x 275

Education Zone Pro Recent Post: 70x 70

Education Zone Pro Search Result: 246 x 246

Education Zone Pro Featured Course: 276 x 276

Education Zone Pro Testimonial: 125x 125

Education Zone Pro Blog Full Width: 848 x 480

Education Zone Pro Events: 211 x 211

Education Zone Pro Team: 360x 455

Education Zone Pro Course: 360x 300

Helpful Tips

  1. 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. 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, 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 still pertains, feel free to contact us using our Support Ticket
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