Elegant Pink 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 Elegant Pink! 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 contact us and our dedicated support staff will be happy to assist you.

Congratulations!

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

You can download demo content XML file from here.

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 Elegant Pink.

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 Elegant Pink 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

Elegant Pink includes a variety of files, including the necessary theme files, as well as some other useful files. The following files are included in Elegant Pink.

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 Elegant Pink 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

  1. Log into your WordPress site and opens the Administration Panel.
  2. Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress Dashboard.Themes
  3. Click on the Add New button.Add-New-Theme
  4. Click on the Upload Theme link.Upload-theme2
  5. Select the elegantpink.zip file from your computer and click upload.
  6. Click Install Now.Install-Now

Method 2: Install Using File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

  1. Unzip “elegantpink.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 Elegant Pink 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.<br?>Activate Theme

Plugins Installation

Installing Plugin:

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.elegant-pink-page-attributes
  3. Select Sidebar to show right sidebar in the homepage or select No sidebar to display posts in three column as in demo.Elegant Pink Home page
  4. Click Publish.
    New-page

Configuring the front Page display setting

  1. Go to Appearance>Customize > Default Settings> Static Front PageStatic-FP
  2. Select A static page under Front Page displays. The latest Posts will be displayed under the slider when you choose A static Page.
  3. Choose the page you just created as Front page. 
  4. Click Save & Publish.

Static-Front-page

Default Settings

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. (The recommended Site Logo size is 239 × 67 pixels)
  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.
    si (1)

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/Carousel

If you have already created a page with home page template assigned to it, and configured Static Front Page settings by following the guide above, you don’t need to do it again.

If you haven’t, please follow

  1. Go to Pages > Add New page
  2. Create a page and choose ‘Home Page‘ as template using drop down.
  3. Publish the Page
  4. Go to Appearance > Default Settings > Static Front page
  5. Select ‘A Static Page‘ as front page displays.
  6. Select the page you created and assigned Home page template from the dropdown for Front Page. Similarly, select Blog as Posts page.Elegant Pink Home Page Static
  7. Save the changes

Activate Slider

  1. Go to Appearance >Customize>Slider Settings.
  2. Check Enable Home Page Slider to show the featured slider the homepage.
  3. To create the slider using a category . Select Slider Type to category. 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. )
    Slider Two - Ep
  4. To create the slider using posts. Select the Slider Type to Posts. Select Post One , Post Two and Post three. ( Featured images of the posts will be displayed as slider images.)
    Slider three
  • Featured images of posts should be at least 1920 px in width and 500px in the height for displaying slider images properly.
  • Use regenerate thumbnail plugin to crop all the images if you have already uploaded the Images.

5. Click Save & Publish
 

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. Click Save & Publish

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

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 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 all 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.

Navigation / Menu Setup

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

Social Media

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Social Setting
  2. Check Enable Social Links to show the social media links on the homepage
  3. Enter your social media links
  4. Click Save & Publish.
    Social Setting

Custom CSS Settings

Go to Appearance >Customize>Custom CSS settings.

Enter the required custom CSS. For example, to change the body font size to 17 Pixels:

body{font-size: 17px}

Click Save & Publish.

Custom Css Setting

Pagination Settings:

Go to Appearance >Customize>Pagination Settings

Select Default or Load More

Click Save & Publish.

Pagination

Widgets

Add 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.Widget1-EP

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.
    Widget2_EP

Remove a 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.
    widget3-EP

Custom Widgets

Elegant Pink comes with 4 custom widgets –  RARA: Recent Posts, RARA: Popular Posts, RARA: Social Links and RARA: Featured Posts.

The below video tutorial shows how to use them.

Contact Us Page

The video below shows how to create Contact Us page using Contact Form 7 plugin.

 

Quick Specs

Recommend Image sizes of Elegant pink

Post featured image ( with Sidebar)

  • Width: 780px;
  • Height: 467px;
  • Ratio: 1.67:1

Full-width image:

  • Width: 1180px;
  • Height: 707;
  • Ratio: 1.66:1

Page featured image:

  • Width:780px;
  • Height: 467px;
  • Ratio: 1.67:1

Slideshow background image:

  • Width: 1800px;
  • Height: 696px;
  • Ratio: 2.58:1

Site Logo:

  • Width: 239px;
  • Height: 67px;
  • Ratio: 3.56:1

We recommend you to use Regenerate thumbnails plugin to crop all the images if you have already uploaded the Images.

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 our Support Forum.
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