Wedding Band

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 Wedding Band 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 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 Wedding Band.

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 Wedding Band  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

Wedding Band 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 Wedding Band 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 wedding-band.zip file from your computer and click upload.
    Upload-theme2
  6. Click Install Now

Method 2: Install Using File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

  1. Unzip “wedding-band.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 Wedding Band 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 Thumnails by Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)

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

  1. Contact Form Seven
    The allows you to display and manage contact form in your website.

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.

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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

Homepage Settings:

  1. 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. Post Title will appear as Slider Title and Excerpt of the Post will appear on slider as slider description )
  2. Check Enable Banner Section to show the featured slider the homepage.
  3. Go to Appearance> Customize> Homepage Settings> Banner Settings.
  4. 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 Caption to show the post title to appear on the slider post image
  4. Select the slider animation type to “fade” or “slide”
  5. Enter the Readmore text to set the text of the button
  6. Enter Slider Speed: Set the Interval (in milliseconds) at which the slider should change posts (if automatic transition is enabled). Default: 7000 (7 seconds)
  7. Enter Animation Speed: Set the speed of animations, in milliseconds. Default: 600
  8. Enter Readmore Text
  9. Click Save & Publish.

About Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings>About Section
  2. Check Enable About Section to display it on the homepage
  3. Select a post for About Section.
  • The Featured Image of the selected post will be displayed under the About section
  • The content of the selected post will displayed under the section.
  1. Enter Read More Text 
  2. Click Save and Publish.
    about-section

Service Section :

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings>Service Section
  2. Check Enable Service Section to display 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. Select Post One, Post Two, Post Three and Post Four.
  • The Post Title and the content of the selected Post will be displayed under the Section .
  1. Click Save & Publish.

Featured Post Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings>Featured Post Section
  2. Check Enable Featured Post Section to display 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. Select a category for the featured Post
  • Featured Image of the posts under the selected category will be displaced under the section.
  • The Posts titles and the excerpt of the posts under the selected category will appear under the section.
  1. Click Save & Publish
    featured-post-section

Story Section

  1. Select a post for the section.
  2. Check Enable Story  Section to display it on the homepage
  3. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings>Story Section
  • The Featured Image  and the content of the selected Post will be displayed under the section.
  1. Click Save & Publish.
    story-section

Blog Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings>Blog  Section
  2. Check Enable Blog  Section to display 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. Click Save & Publish.
    blog-section

Map Section

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage Settings> Map Section  
  2. Check Enable Map Section to show the section in the home page.
  3. Enter Google map embed Link
  4. Click Save and Publish.
    map-section

 

Contact Form Section

For the Contact form to appear as in the demo, you must first install and activate the Contact Form 7. To learn about how to install plugin read the Installing Plugin. For configuring the Plugin read the plugin documentation .

  1. Go to Appearance> Customize>Homepage settings> Contact Form Section
  2. Enter Section Title and Section Description
  3. Enter the Address, Email and Phone number
  4. Enter Contact Form Short Code
  5. Click Save and Publish.

Generating Shortcode for the Contact Form  :

For the Contact form to appear as in the demo, you must first install and activate the Contact Form Seven.  To learn about how to install plugin read the Installing Pluglin.

Go to Dashboard> Contact> Add New

Contact Form Seven

Keep the default content or edit the code to suit your idea of your contact form .

Click Save.Contact Form seven1

Copy the shortcode that appear below the Contact Form Name and paste it in the Contact Section Contact Form from Appearance>Customize>Homepage setting>Contact Form Section. 

Configure other setting according to Contact Form 7 Documentation  

Contact Form 2

Click Save & Publish.

Note: The above instructions just deals with the design and appearance of the contact form on the theme. You still need to configure your settings following Contact Form 7 Documentation    

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.
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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

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.
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  10. Click Preview to preview the post and click Publish when you are satisfied.

Widgets:

Wedding Band 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 five widget spaces, including Right sidebar and four 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, Footer three and Footer Four)
  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.
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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 to display on Homepage as a primary menu
  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. Choose Menu location to primary to display on Homepage as a primary menu
  7. Click Save Menu after adding required pages, categories in the menu.Menu 3-EP

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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