Tour Operator Free WordPress Theme Documentation

Introduction

Thank you for choosing the Tour Operator Free Theme!

Here’s a step-by-step video tutorial to create a website exactly like the demo of Tour Operator WordPress theme. Please note this video was made for the parent theme, Travel Agency WordPress theme. But, it covers almost all the things of Tour Package WordPress theme.


Theme Demo:

We offer free one-click demo import for Tour Package. So, if you want to make your website exactly like the demo of the Tour package 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.

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, then we’ll set up the theme, and cover some initial configuration and customization options.

If you need to learn more about how to use WordPress to grow your business, please visit our blog.

Table of Contents

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 Tour Operator is compatible with your WordPress version.

Tour Operator 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 Travel Agency Free theme
  • Install and Activate Tour Operator Free 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)

Banner: 1920 x 680

Home Page Section BackGround: 1920 x 800

Featured Image of Single Post and Page (with and without sidebars): 1290 x 540

Adventures Section Home Page: 300 x 405

Best Seller section Home Page Thumbnail (Slider): 630 x 630

Best Seller Section Home Page Thumbnail (small): 300 x 300

Featured Trips Section Thumbnail: 410 x 250

Blog Section Thumbnail: 810 x 250

Posts Page Related Posts Thumbnail: 280 x 170

Recent Posts Widget Thumbnail: 300 x 170

Demo Import (Instantly Make Website Like Demo)

You can easily make your website exactly like the live preview (demo) of Software Company free 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 Tour Operator free theme somewhere handy on your computer, as you will be using the included files for the rest of the installation process.

Tour Operator theme file includes:

A WordPress Theme Files (in .zip format)— This (tour-operator.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:

Note regarding Parent Theme: If you are installing Tour Operator theme offline, make sure you have Travel Agency free theme installed. You need the parent theme to install the child theme. However, if you are connected to the Internet, the parent theme (Travel Agency) will be installed automatically from the WordPress repository, so you don’t have to worry about it.

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

  • Click on Add New button

  • Click on Upload Theme

  • Click on “Choose File…”, select the “tour-operator.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 Tour Operator theme.

WP Travel Engine by WP Travel Engine:

This plugin helps you create and add travel trips, destinations, itinerary, and other trips details. This plugin extends the functionality of your travel website.

Travel Agency Companion by Rara Theme:

This plugin adds extra homepage sections and some useful widgets on the Tour Operator theme.

Rara One Click Demo Import by Rara Theme:

This plugin will help you import demo content of our themes with a click. So, if you want to kickstart your website with the live demo of this theme, install and activate this plugin.

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 and Blog 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 > Static Front Page.
  • Select A static page under Your Home Page 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

Logo and Header Settings

You can add your logo, tagline, phone number, search form, and social media icons on the top of your website here.

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 > Logo & Header Settings> 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 on Publish.

Header Social Media Icons Settings

You can add as many social media icons as you want on your header.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Logo & Header Settings > Social Settings
  • Select Social Links to enable the Social Media icons in the header.
  • Click on “Add new Links” to add a new social media icon. Select the link and click on “Remove” to remove an icon.
  • Search the icon and enter the link for the icon.
  • Click on Publish

Misc Settings (Add Phone Number on the Header)

You can add search form, phone number and phone label in this settings panel.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Logo & Header Settings > Misc Settings
  • Enter your Working Hour, Email, Phone Number and Phone Label
  • Enable/Disable Search Form
  • Click on Publish

Front Page Settings

You can manage and edit homepage sections here. You must be on Homepage to customize the sections.

Also, make sure you have set the home page as static front page– if not please refer to Setting Up the Front Page section of this documentation. Also, you must install and activate Travel Agency Companion plugin to see all the home page section.

You can attract your visitors using the banner section. The theme also allows you to add a search form on top of the image on the banner section.

Recommended Image Size: 1920 x 680 px

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Banner Section
  • Select Enable Banner Section to show the banner.
  • Click on “Add new image” to add images to the banner section
  • Select the image you want to display on the banner section. You can also randomize added images. When you click on “Randomize uploaded headers” button, the uploaded banner images will be displayed randomly every time your website is loaded.
  • Enable/Disable Search Form
  • Enter the Title and Subtitle for the banner.
  • Enter the Button URL
  • Click on Publish

About Us Section

You can introduce your company and highlight your achievement in this section.

Please follow the below steps to configure the About Section of your website.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> About Us Section
  • Select Enable About Us Section to show the section.
  • Enter the section Title and Description.
  • Enter Read More button label.
  • Enter Read More button link. The button will be displayed only when you enter the link.
  • Enter Ad Image or Code. You can highlight your achievement using this Ad space.
  • Click on Publish.

Adventure Section

You can add and highlight adventures you offer in a slider in this section.

Recommended Image Size for adventures: 300 x 405 px

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Adventure Section
  • Select Enable Adventure Section to show the section.
  • Enter the section title and description.
  • Upload a background image for the section.
  • Click on “Add new adventures” to add an adventure on the section. Select the adventure and click on “Remove” to remove an adventure.
  • Enter the Title, Description, Link, and Thumbnail (image) for the adventure.
  • Click on Publish

Best Sellers Packages Section

You can showcase your best trip packages in this section. You need to add trips for this section to work. You can add trips from Trips > Add New on the WordPress dashboard. You need to have WP Travel Engine Plugins installed and activated to add trips.

Please follow the below steps to configure Best Seller Package section of your homepage.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Best Sellers Packages
  • Select Enable Best Sellers Packages Section to show the section.
  • Enter the section Title and Description.
  • Choose an activity. Only the activities that are assigned to the trips are shown. All the trips that have the selected activity will only be displayed in a slider on the left half of the section. You can add activities from Trips > Activities on the WordPress dashboard.
  • Disable Bestseller Demo Content if you have your content.
  • Choose the Best Seller Category from the drop-down.
  • Select 4 Best Seller trips from the drop-down
  • Enter View All button label and link. The button will be displayed only when the link field is not empty.
  • Click on Publish

Why Book with Us Section

You can highlight your specialties using this section.

Please follow the below steps to configure why us section.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Why Book With US
  • Select Enable Why Us Section to show the section.
  • Enter the Section Title and Description. It will be displayed on top of the image on the left half of the section
  • Upload a background image for the section.
  • Click on “Add new Points” to add a point on the section. Select the point and click on “Remove” to remove the point.
  • Enter icon, title, description, and link for the point.
  • Click on Publish

Featured Section

You can add featured trips on this section.

Please follow the below steps to configure the Featured Section of your website homepage.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Featured Section
  • Select Enable Feature Trip Section to show the section.
  • Enter the Section Title and Description.
  • Disable Featured Demo Content if you have your content.
  • Choose the Trip Category from the drop-down
  • Choose the Featured Trip Category from the drop-down.
  • Select the number of trips you want to show in this section.
  • Enter Read More Label for trips.
  • Enter View All trips label.
  • Click on Publish

Stats Counter Settings

You can add counters in this section. You can show the stats of your company using this section.

Please follow the below steps to configure the Stats Counter section of your homepage.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Stats Counter Settings
  • Select Enable Stat Counter Section to show the section.
  • Enter the Section Title and Description.
  • Upload a background image for the section.
  • Click on “Add new Counter” to add a counter on the section. Select the counter and click on “Remove” to remove a counter.
  • Enter icon, title, and stat for the counter.
  • Click on Publish

Deals Section

You can add deals and discounts on this section.

Please follow the below steps to configure the Deals and Discounts section.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Deals Section
  • Select Enable Deals & Discount Section to show the section.
  • Enter the Section Title and Description.
  • Disable Deal Demo Content if you have your content.
  • Select the trips you want to show on this section. You can show three trips.
  • Enter Real More button label for the trips.
  • Enter View All button label and link for the section. The button will not be displayed if the link is not entered.
  • Click on Publish

Call To Action Section

You can add a call to action button in this section. You can ask your visitors to book the trips using this section.

Please follow the below steps to configure Call to Action section on the homepage of your website.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Call to Action Section
  • Select Enable Call to Action Section to show the section.
  • Enter the Section Title and Description.
  • Enter Read More button label and link. If you don’t enter the link, the button will not be displayed.
  • Upload a background image for the section.
  • Click on Publish

Blog Section

You can display your latest 3 blog posts in this section.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Blog Section
  • Select Enable Blog Section to show the section.
  • Enter the title and subtitle for the section.
  • Click on Publish

Adding Trips, Destinations, Activities, and Trip Types

You need to install and activate WP Travel Engine plugin to add trips, destinations, activities, trip types, and to manage bookings and customers information.

After you have installed the WP Travel Engine plugin, add destinations, activities, and trip types and assign them to the trips. For more detail instruction about the use of Wp Travel Engine, please visit the plugin documentation.

Creating/ Adding Destinations

You can add trip destinations along with an image in the theme. Destinations can be countries or cities.

Create a Destinations Archive Page

If you want to show destinations listing page, you need to create a page and assign it to the destination template. The only destinations that have trips will be displayed on the listing page.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Pages > Add New
  • Enter the title and description for the page
  • Upload a featured image for the page
  • Select “Destination Template” under Page Attributes
  • Click on Publish

Add destinations

Recommended Image Size for Activities: 300 x 275 px

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Trips > Destinations. You can add new destinations or edit already existing destinations here.
  • Enter the name, slug, and description of the destination. The description of the destination is displayed in the single destination page. The single destination page displays all the trips associated with the destination.
  • Upload an image for the destination. The image will be displayed as a thumbnail in the destinations archive page.
  • Click on Add New Destinations button

Creating/ Adding Activities

You can add trip activities along with an image in the theme. Activities can be hiking, skydiving, surfing, etc.

Create an Activities Archive Page

If you want to show activities listing page, you need to create a page and assign it to the activities template. The only activities that are assigned to trip(s) are displayed in the listing page.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Pages > Add New
  • Enter the title and description for the page
  • Upload a featured image for the page
  • Select “Activities Template” under Page Attributes
  • Click on Publish

Add Activities

Recommended Image Size for Activities: 300 x 405 px

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Trips > Activities. You can add new activities or edit already existing activities here.
  • Enter the name, slug, and description of the activity. The description of the activity is displayed in the single activity page. The single activity page displays all the trips associated with the activity.
  • Upload an image for the activity. The image will be displayed as a thumbnail in the activities archive page.
  • Click on Add New Activities button

Creating/ Adding Trip Types

You can add trip types along with an image in the theme. Trip types can be Budget Friendly, Child-Friendly, Dog-Friendly, Easy, Difficult, etc.

Create a Trip Types Archive Page

If you want to show the list of trip types, you need to create a page and assign it to the Trip Types template. The only trip types that are assigned to trip(s) are displayed in the listing page.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Pages > Add New
  • Enter the title and description for the page
  • Upload a featured image for the page
  • Select “Trip Types Template” under Page Attributes
  • Click on Publish

Add Trip Types

Recommended Image Size for Activities: 300 x 405 px

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Trips > Trip Type. You can add new trip types or edit already existing trip types here.
  • Enter the name, slug, and description of the trip type. The description of the trip type is displayed in the single trip type page. The single trip type page displays all the trips associated with the trip type.
  • Upload an image for the trip type. The image will be displayed as a thumbnail in the trip types archive page.
  • Click on Add New Trip Type button

Creating/Adding/Configuring Trips

You can add trip details and assign them to destinations, activities, and trip type.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Trips > Add New
  • Enter the trip name in the title section.
  • Enter the trip description in the description section

  • Enter Trip Data in the Trip data section. You can enter the price, discounted price, and duration of the trip in the “General” tab. You can enter extra trip information like group-size, transportation, etc in the “Trip Info” tab. You can add more trip info fields from Trips > Settings> Trip Info.

  • Enter Overview, Itinerary, Cost, and FAQs of the trip in Trip Tabs section. The tabs will be displayed on the trip page. You can also add extra tabs or sort the order of the tabs by going to Trips > Settings> Trip Tab Settings.

  • Upload Featured Image for the trip in Featured Image section. You can also display a gallery instead of a single featured image. To enable gallery, check “Enable gallery” in the Featured Image Gallery section and add images.

  • Assign Destination, Activities, and Trip Type for the trip. The trip without a destination will not be displayed
  • Click Publish

Trip Settings (Configuring Trips)

You can configure your trips like creating Checkout, Terms and Conditions, Thanks, and Confirmation Pages, creating email templates, managing payment methods and adding extensions from Trips > Settings

Checkout, Terms and Conditions, Thanks, and Confirmation Pages

Go to Trips > Settings in the WordPress admin dashboard. Then, on the Page Settings, select the pages for checkout, terms, and conditions, thank you message, and booking confirmation.

Email Templates and Receipt Templates

You can edit the email and receipt templates from Trips > Settings > Emails

Creating Menu of Trips, Destinations, Activities, and Trip Type

By default, the trips, destinations, activities, and trip types are not displayed in the Menu settings. So, to add the custom posts on the menu, you need to enable them.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin panel
  • Go to Appearance > Customize> Menus in the WordPress Dashboard
  • Click on Screen Options at the top of the page.

  • Check the Trips, Destinations, Activities, and Trip Type option in the screen options.

  • Select the items you want to display in the menu and follow the creating menu instruction below.

General Settings

You can edit post page settings, breadcrumb settings, and background color and image of the theme here.

Archive Page Settings

You can change the label of the read more button of archive page here.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> General Settings> Archive Page Settings
  • Enter Read More button label
  • Click on Publish

Post Page Settings

You can hide or show related posts from the single post page here. The posts from the same category will be displayed as related posts.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> General Settings> Post Page Settings
  • Enable Related Posts to show related posts on the post page.
  • Enter the title for the related posts.
  • Click on Publish

SEO Settings

You can enable or disable breadcrumb in the theme here.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> General Settings> SEO Settings
  • Enable Breadcrumb to show the breadcrumb.
  • Enter Breadcrumb home text
  • Enter the Breadcrumb separator
  • Click on Publish

Change Color

You can change the background color of the theme here.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> General Settings> Colors
  • Select the color
  • Click on Publish

Background Image

You can change/add the background image of the theme here.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> General Settings> Background Image
  • Click on select an image and upload the image
  • Click on Publish

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 supports two menus: Primary and Footer. If you need more than two menus, you can add them in the sidebar using “Custom Menu” widget.

Create Menu from Customizer

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

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  • Give a name to your menu name and click Create Menu button
  • Select the Menu location and click on Next

  • Click “Add Items” to add items (pages, posts, categories, events, services, 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.
  • Check the Menu location to Primary or Footer
  • Click on Publish

Create Menu from Dashboard

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance > Menus in the WordPress Dashboard
  • Click on create a new menu.

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

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

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  • Drag and Drop the added items to rearrange them.
  • Check the Menu location to Primary or Footer
  • 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
  • Make sure you are on the page you want to add widgets to.
  • Click on the desired Sidebar or location (the one you want to add widgets to). You can add widgets on Footer as well.
  • Click on Add a Widget to add widgets
  • Select desired Widgets and give the title to the widget.

  • Click Add a Widget to add more widgets in the sidebar
  • Drag and reorder the widget as desired
  • Click on 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 edit the footer credit using this setting.

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Footer Settings
  • Enter your desired footer credit text
  • Click on Publish.

Footer Section

The theme has 4 widgets area on the footer section. 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 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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