Education Zone 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 Education Zone 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.

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 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 Education Zone.

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 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 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 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 education-zone.zip file from your computer and click upload.
    Upload-theme2
  6. Click Install Now

Method 2: Install Using File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

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

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

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.

Static-Front-page

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

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

Home Page Settings

Top Header Settings

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Home Page Settings> Top Header Settings
  2. Enter Email, Phone and Top Menu Label
  3. Click Save & Publish.
    Top Header Settings

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Home Page Settings> Banner Section
  2. Check Enable Banner Section to show it on the Homepage
  3. Choose a Post for banner Section.
  • The Title of the selected post will appear as the Banner title
  • The Featured Image of the selected post will appear as the banner Image.

Note: The selected Post must have a featured Image to display the Banner Section on the Homepage.

  1. Enter Read More Text 
  2. Click Save & Publish.
    banner-section

Information Section:

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Home Page Settings> Information Section
  2. Check Enable Information Section to show it on the Homepage
  3. Choose Info One Post, Info Post Two, Info Post Three and Info Post Four.
  • The selected Post Title will appear as the Info title.
  • The excerpt of the selected post will appear as the Info description. If no excerpt is entered, the first few lines of the content will appear as the Info description
  • The featured Image of the Post will appear as Info Image/icon.
  1. Click Save & Publish.
    Information Section

Welcome Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Home Page Settings> Welcome Section
  2. Check Enable Welcome Section to show it on the Homepage
  3. Choose a page for the section.
  • The Title of the Page will display as the Title of the section.
  • The content of the selected page will display as the description of the section.
  1. Enter Stat Counter Numbers and their respective Stat Counter Title.
  2. Click Save & Publish

Featured Courses Section:

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Home Page Settings> Featured Courses Section
  2. Check Enable Featured Courses Section to show it on the Homepage
  3. Choose a page for the section.
  • The Title of the Page will display as the Title of the section.
  • The content of the selected page will display as the description of the section.
  1. Choose Featured Course Post First, Featured Course Post Second, Featured Course Post Third and Featured Course Post Fourth.
  • The selected Post Title will appear as the course title.
  • The excerpt of the selected post will appear as the course description. If no excerpt is entered, the first few lines of the content will appear as the course description
  • The featured Image of the Post will appear as Info Image/icon.

Note: The selected Post must have a featured Image to display under Featured Course Section.

  1. Click Save & Publish.

Extra Info Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Home Page Settings> Extra Info Section
  2. Check Enable Extra Info Sectionto show it on the Homepage
  3. Choose a page for the section.
  • The Title of the Page will display as the Title of the section.
  • The content of the selected page will display as the description of the section.
  1. Enter CTA First Button, CTA First Button Link, CTA Second Button and CTA second Button Link.
  2. Click Save & Publish.

Why Choose us Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Home Page Settings> Why Choose us Section
  2. Check Enable Why Choose us Section to show it on the Homepage
  3. Choose a page for the section.
  • The Title of the Page will display as the Title of the section.
  • The content of the selected page will display as the description of the section.
  1. Choose First Post, Second Post, Third Post and Fourth Post.
  • The selected Post Title will appear as the reason title.
  • The excerpt of the selected post will appear as the reason description. If no excerpt is entered, fires few lines of the content will appear as the reason description
  • The featured Image of the Post will appear as the reason Image/icon.
  1. Click Save & Publish.

Testimonials Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Home Page Settings> Testimonials Section.
  2. Check Enable Testimonials Section to show it on the Homepage.
  3. Choose a page for the section.
  • The Title of the Page will display as the Title of the section.
  • The content of the selected page will display as the description of the section.
  1. Choose a category for Testimonials
  • The posts under the selected category will be displayed under Testinmonial Section
  • The title of the posts under selected category will appear as the student/customer name.
  • The content of the posts under the selected category will displayed as the testimony.
  • The Featured Image of the posts under the selected post will be displayed as the client/ student image.
  1. Click Save & Publish.

Blog Section:

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Home Page Settings> Blog Section.
  2. Check Enable Blog Section to show it on the Homepage
  3. Check Show Blog date to display the date of posts published.
  4. Choose a page for the section.
  • The Title of the Page will display as the Title of the section.
  • The content of the selected page will display as the description of the section.
  1. Enter Read More Text.
  2. Click Save & Publish.

Gallery Section :

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Home Page Settings> Gallery Section.
  2. Check Enable Gallery Section to show it on the Homepage.
  3. Choose the Post for Gallery section.
  • The Images of the gallery in the selected posts will be diplayed under this section.
  • The Posts must contain a gallery for it to display under the section.
  1. Click Save & Publish.
    gallery-section-ez

Search Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Home Page Settings> Search Section.
  2. Check Enable Search Section to show it on the Homepage.
  3. Enter Search Info text.
  4. Click Save & Publish.
    search-section

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

Additional CSS

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Additional CSS
  2. Enter the Additional CSS
  3. Click Save & Publish.

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

Add a Blog 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.
    adding-excerpt-4
  5. A content box for excerpt will appear below the content section. Enter the required details.
    adding-exert-5
  6. Click Publish or Update

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

Gallery Post Format

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.

Widgets:

Education Zone 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.

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Option 2:

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Widget
  2. Click the desired Widget Area (Right Sidebar, Footer One, Footer Two and Footer three )
  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. widgets

    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.
      widget-td.jpg

Configuring Custom Menus

The Education Zone allows you to have two 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 either 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” under “Theme locations” if you want the menu to appear below the header bar. Check the box for “ Secondary Menu” under “ theme location” if you want the menu to appear on the header bar along side the search box.
  7. Click Save Menu after adding required pages, categories in the menu. menu5

Recommended Image Size

Logo

Width:221px
Height:25px
Banner image

Width:1920px
Height:692px
Featured Courses
Width:276px
Height:276px

Information section : 

Width:63px
Height:37px
Testimonials ( Homepage) 
Width: 125px
Height: 125px;

Why Choose us Section ( Homepage) 

Width52px
Height:56px
Blog  Section ( Homepage)

Width:848px
Height:480px
Blog featured (Sidebar)

Width:750px
Height:458px

Post Featured Image(Full width)

Width:1140px
Height:695px

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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