Rara Academic

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 Rara Academic 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.

Congratulations!

 You have chosen one of a 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 Rara Academic.

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 Rara Academic 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, 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

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

Step 1: Upload and Activation

There are two methods to install Rara Academic theme.  You may either upload the rara-academic.zip file using the WordPress theme installer (Recommended), or you can unzip rara-academic.zip and upload the unzipped 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. Click on Choose File, select the rara-academic.zip file from your computer and click upload.
  6. Click Install Now.
    Install-Now

Method 2: Install Using File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

Unzip “rara-academic.zip” file on your computer.

Login using FTP client to access your host web server.

Locate the wp-content folder in your WordPress install files.

Upload the un-zipped Rara Academic 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.

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.

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

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.

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

Header Settings

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize> Header settings. 
  2.  Enter Phone Number and Email address.
  3. Click Save and Publish.

Home Page Settings

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Home Page Settings> Banner Section.
  2. Check Enable Banner Section for it to appear on Homepage.
  3. Choose a post for the banner section.
  • The Featured Image of the selected Post will be displayed as banner Image.
  • The Title of the post will appear as the Banner Title .
  • The excerpt of the post will be displayed as Banner content.
  1. Enter Read More Text. 
  2. Click Save & Publish.

Courses Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Home Page Settings> Courses Section.
  2. Check Enable Courses Section for it to appear on Homepage.
  3. Enter section title and section description.
  4. Choose Post One, Post Two, and Post Three   for the section.
  • The Featured Image of the selected Posts will be displayed under the section.
  • The Title of the posts will appear as course title .
  • The excerpt of the posts will be displayed as description for the course.
  1. Click Save & Publish.

Welcome Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Home Page Settings> Welcome Section.
  2. Check Enable Welcome Section for it to appear on Homepage.
  3. Choose a post for the Welcome section.
  • The Featured Image of the selected Post will be displayed as Welcome Section Image.
  • The Title of the post will appear as the section title .
  • The excerpt of the post will be displayed as section content.
  1. Enter Read More Text.
  2. Click Save & Publish.

Services Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Home Page Settings> Services Section.
  2. Check Enable Service Section for it to appear on Homepage.
  3. Choose Posts for the Services section.
  • The Featured Image of the selected Posts will be displayed under the section as services.
  • The Title of the posts will appear as service title .
  • The content of the posts will be displayed as description for the service.
  1. Click Save & Publish.

 

Notice Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Home Page Settings> Notice Section.
  2. Check Enable Notice Section for it to appear on Homepage.
  3. Enter section title and section description.
  4. Enter Button Label and Button Link.
  5. Click Save & Publish.

Blog  Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Home Page Settings>Blog Section.
  2. Check Enable Blog Section for it to appear on Homepage.
  3. Enter section title and section description.
  4. Click Save & Publish.

Testimonial Section:

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Home Page Settings> Testimonial Section.
  2. Check Enable Testimonial Section for it to appear on Homepage.
  3. Enter Section title.
  4. Choose category  for the section.
  • The Featured Image of the Posts of the selected category will be displayed under the section as client image.
  • The Title of the posts under the selected category will appear as client name .
  • The excerpt of the posts of the selected category  will be displayed as designation.
  • The content of the posts of the selected category will be displayed as the testimonial.
  1. Click Save & Publish.

CTA Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Home Page Settings> CTA Section.
  2. Check Enable CTA Section for it to appear on Homepage.
  3. Enter section title and section description.
  4. Enter Button Label and Button Link.
  5. Click Save & Publish.

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. Check the Menu Location ( under Menu Settings )  to Primary or Secondary
  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 Menu Location to Primary or Secondary
  7. Click Save Menu after adding required pages, categories in the menu.Menu 3-EP

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.
    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.

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.

 

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 >  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.
    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

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.

Recommended Image Size:

Banner Section

  • Width: 1920 px
  • Height:  720 px

Courses Section 

  • Width: 360 px
  • Height: 260 px

Welcome Section 

  • Width: 520 px
  • Height: 330 px

Services Section 

  • Width: 130 px
  • Height: 130 px

Testimonial  Section 

  • Width: 106 px
  • Height: 106 px

Popular Post Widget

  • Width: 85 px
  • Height: 70 px

Post with Sidebar

  • Width: 730 px
  • Height: 330 px

Post ( Full width) 

  • Width: 1140 px
  • Height: 430 px

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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