“Multimag” Documentation by “Orange-Themes.com” v1.0


Created: 03/12/2014
By: Orange-Themes.com
Support: support.orange-themes.com
Example page: Multimag Theme

Thank you for purchasing our theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to contact us using the support forums available here.


Table of Contents

  1. Theme Installation
    1. Extracting
    2. Uploading
      1. Via Wordpress
      2. Via FTP
  2. Post Installation
    1. Install Plugins
    2. Import Quickstart XML
    3. Import Theme Options
    4. Setting Menus
    5. Setting Homepage
    6. Using Homepage Builder
    7. Sidebars & Widgets
      1. Creating Sidebars
      2. Managing Widgets
      3. Sticky Sidebar
    8. Page Templates
  3. Theme Configuration
    1. Theme Management
      1. General Settings
        1. Header/Footer Logo
        2. Favicon
      2. Blog Settings
      3. Style Settings
      4. Sidebar Settings
  4. Additional Options
    1. Contact Page
    2. Post Thumbnails
    3. Read More
    4. Shortcodes
    5. Translations
    6. WPML
    7. FAQ

  1. Theme Installation top

    In order to successfully install our theme you must do following actions:

    1. Extracting top

      After downloading the achive from themeforest, you must extract it.


      After Extraction the archive contains:

      • Quickstart Demo Data (XML);
      • Documentation;
      • Photoshop files (PSD);
      • Theme Files;
      • Archived Theme;
      • Child Theme Files;
      • License files;


    2. Uploading top

      There are 2 ways to upload the theme to your wordpress installation:

      1. Uploading via wordpress top

        Uploading the theme via wordpress is the easiest and faster way.

        You must navigate to Appearance → Themes → Add New Theme → Upload



        Now select the archived template from your extracted folder and press install.

        Upload Select

        Now everything should be done.

        Install Complete

        Press activate and your theme is ready to use!

      2. Uploading via FTP top

        To do this you will need a FTP client like FileZilla.
        Connect to your FTP server and navigate your wordpress installation.


        Now locate wp-content/themes/ folder

        Upload the folder called multimag-theme from your extracted folder.


        Now you can navigate to Appearance → Themes in your wordpress administration panel.
        You will see the theme appearing there. Click activate and it is ready to use!

  2. Post Installation top

    1. Install plugins

      This theme comes with 2 plugins that needs to be installed: Visual Composer and WP Print Friendly.

      Once the theme is installed, there will be a notification on the top of the page. Click on "Begin installing plugins".

      Page Template Selection

      There will be a page listing all the Required plugins, select, hover over them and click install.

      Page Template Selection

    2. Importing Quickstart XML top

      To import Quickstart XML you must navigate to Tools → Import → Wordpress.

      If you haven't done this before, the wordpress will ask you to install an additional plugin that is used for importing the content called "Importer". Click on "Install Now".

      Quickstart XML

      Once the plugin is activated you will be redirected to a page with upload form, click on Choose File and navigate to the demo data (XML) directory in archive you downloaded from ThemeForest. Choose the .XML file located there, click on the "Upload file and import" button.

      Quickstart XML

      There will be page where you can choose you can assign the created posts to your user, select to Import Attachments (mainly images for posts, pages).

      Quickstart XML

      Please note that we are not providing the licenses for the images that will be imported in this process, which means that you will have to either replace them with your own ones or purchase licenses for these images.

      The process might take a while to import, but once it's done you will be redirected to a page saying that everything has been imported succesfully.

      Quickstart XML

      The Import process is done, if you are encountering errors like the image above, this do no worry - these failed content is for optional content that is added via plugins like BuddyPress, bbPress and WooCommerce.

    3. Import Theme Options top

      To import our demo page theme options you can navigate to "Multimag Management → General → General", there will be a section called "Export/Import Theme Settings".

      Select the "Import" button and navigate to the place where you extracted the archive you downloaded from ThemeForest. The file needed to be imported will be located in "demo data (xml)/management settings" directory.

    4. Setting Menus top

      In order to set up the Top Menu you must visit Appearance → Menus page.
      If you already have imported our demo content, there will be menus created, select each one of them and select the check box for each to show at their place.

      Quickstart XML

      If you haven't imported our demo content and wish to create your own menus, you might want to read further about configuring menus at Wordpress Menu User Guide

    5. Setting Homepage top

      If you have already imported our demo content, there are two steps you must take, if you haven't you must create 2 new pages in Pages → New — One page will be for homepage (with template called Drag & Drop Page Builder) other one for Blog (with default template). More information here.

      Navigate to Settings → Reading page, for Front Page displays set Static page and choose pages for Homepage(Front page) and Blog(posts page).


      Once that's done, unfortunately the content XML does not import settings for the homepage, so you must find the Homepage you selected in settings above in Pages → All Pages and click to edit it.

    6. Using Homepage Builder top

      If you wish to use our Homepage Builder you must create a new page with a template called "Drag & Drop Page Builder". Hit on save button and the builder should appear on the bottom of the page.

      If you wish to import our default settings, hit on the import button and navigate to the place you extracted the archive you downloaded from ThemeForest. The file will be located in "demo data(xml)/homepage settings" relative to that directory.

      1. Creating Sidebars top
      2. In order to add new sidebars you must navigate to Multimag Management → Sidebar Settings.

        Sidebar Settings

        You can also order your sidebars simply by clicking & dragging them.

      3. Managing Widgets top

        You can manage your widgets in Appearance → Widgets.

        Widget Settings

        Add your widgets by simply clicking & dragging them to to you sidebars.

      4. You can enable Sticky sidebar to show under your main sidebars in "Multimag Management → Sidebar Settings".

        After that, there will be a sidebar available in "Appearance → Widgets" named "Sticky Sidebar" where you can add widgets you wish to scroll along with your content.

    7. Page Templates top

      While setting up new pages, you can set multiple page templates that are available.

      Page Templates

      • Contact page
      • Drag & Drop Page Builder
      • Photo Gallery

    Theme Configuration top

    1. Theme Management top

      Theme management can be accessed from your wp-admin menu.

      Theme Management

      Theme management page has various options like:

      1. General Settings top

        The general settings are for managing global settings and page templates.

        1. Settings Import top

          In general settings you can import or export your Theme Settings Backups.

          If you wish to import our demo settings, it will be located in the archive you downloaded from ThemeForest, In a directory "demo data(xml)".

          Theme Settings

        2. Load dynamic js/css files directly in header top

          By default the dynamically generated CSS an JS code is being loaded through an AJAX request, but you can enable to define this code directly to your <head>. This improves performance for some servers.

          Theme Settings

        3. In general settings you can upload your Header logo image.

          You can add it by specifying the URL of the image or uploading it from your local computer by pressing Choose File

          General Settings

        4. Favicon top

          You can also upload or specify your favicon which is the small icon in your browser's address bar.
          Simply specify the url of the image or upload it from your local computer.

          General Settings

      2. Blog top

        Here you can select default settings for Blog pages.

        • Unit Settings
          • Show Thumbnails in blog post list (Show/Hide)
          • Show "no image" thumbnail, when no thumbnail is available (Show/Hide)
        • Show Thumbnail in open post/page
        • Show Post Author in Single Post
        • Show Post Date in Single Post
        • Show Post Categories in Single Post
        • Show "Similar News" in Single Post
        • Show Share buttons
        • Show Post Comment Count
      3. Style Settings top

        You can choose website's main font faces, customize appearance.

      4. Slider Settings top

        You can set up and configure you Main News and Featured Sliders here.

        Please note that in order to show posts on these sliders, the posts must be marked for displaying in these sliders while editing them.

        The image for Main Slider can be set in a separate metabox, which by default should be on the right side while editing the post.

      5. In Sidebar Settings you can manage your sidebars.

        Sidebar Settings

        You can learn on how to manage your sidebars in Creating Sidebars Section.

  3. Additional Options top

    1. Contact Page top

      You can create your Contact Page in Pages → Add New.
      Be Sure to select the Contact Page Template in Page Attributes.

      In order to use everything that the contact page offers make sure that you specify all the information required in the bottom of the page while editing the page.

    2. Post Thumbnails top

      Post thumbnails can be selected by clicking on Set Featured Image.
      Follow these steps to learn more.

    3.

      In order to choose how much text will be displayed in it's shortened version, you must fill out the excerpt field while editing it. If it's empty - it will be generated automatically.

    4. Shortcodes top

      Our themes support several shortcodes that can be used in your website.
      You can see all our shortcodes right here.

      1. Image With Caption
        [ot-caption title="Ludus zril eu est, pro an elit ornatus facilisi." url="http://website.com/photo.jpg"]
      2. Responsive Video Embeds
        Vine Video
        [ot-video]<iframe class="vine-embed" src="https://vine.co/v/M6HzIgBn3TP/embed/simple" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe><script src="//platform.vine.co/static/scripts/embed.js" async="" type="mce-mce-text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>[/ot-video]
        Youtube Video
        Vimeo Video
        DailyMotion Video
        [ot-video]<iframe src="//www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x1mok7l" height="270" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe>[/ot-video]
        Twitch video
        [ot-video]<object id="clip_embed_player_flash" height="378" bgcolor="#000000" 
        data="http://www.twitch.tv/widgets/archive_embed_player.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash">
        <param name='movie' value='http://www.twitch.tv/widgets/archive_embed_player.swf'>
        <param name='allowScriptAccess' value='always'><param name='allowNetworking' value='all'>
        <param name='allowFullScreen' value='true'><param name='flashvars' value='title=%255B360%255D%2BHour%2Bof%2Btitanfall%2Bon%2Bxbox%2B360&channel=cityflex&auto_play=false&start_volume=25&chapter_id=4024302'></object>[/ot-video]
      3. Spacers
        [spacer color="CCCCCC" icon="Select a Icon" style="1"]
        [spacer color="CCCCCC" icon="fa-star-half" style="1"]
        [spacer color="F39C12" icon="Select a Icon" style="2"]
        [spacer color="2C3E50" icon="fa-caret-up" style="2"]

        Spacer icons can be chosen here: FontAwesome Icons

      4. Quote Styles
        [blockquote style="1"]Cum salutandi aliquando et[/blockquote]
        [blockquote style="2"]Cum salutandi aliquando et[/blockquote]
      5. Buttons
        [button link="#" icon="Select a Icon" side="left" target="" color="232323" textcolor="ffffff"]Default Button[/button]
        [button link="#" icon="fa-text-width" side="right" target="" color="216cc1" textcolor="ffffff"]Blue Button w icon[/button]
        [button link="#" icon="fa-bars" side="left" target="" color="66a621" textcolor="ffffff"]Green button w icon[/button]
        [button link="#" icon="fa-bell-o" side="left" target="" color="b70900" textcolor="ffffff"]Red button w icon[/button]
        [button link="#" icon="Select a Icon" side="left" target="" color="9650b3" textcolor="ffffff"]Any HUE Color[/button]

        Button icons can be chosen here: FontAwesome Icons

      6. Accordion
        [acc title="Sea elitr verterem doctus nominati doctus numquam postulant accommodare"]His ea legendos molestiae, veri illud facete per cu. 
        [acc title="Ei eos natum constituam deterruisset minim probatus mel at"]Quo causae omnium ut
        [acc title="Unum probo solum eum ei, natum deserunt mel ex, per minim aliquid at"]His ea legendos molestiae, veri illud facete per cu. 
      7. Tabbed Block
        [tab title ="First Tab Active"]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. 
        [tab title ="The Second & a Bit Longer Tab"]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet[/tab]
      8. Toggle Block
        [toggles title="Unum probo solum eum ei, natum deserunt mel ex, per minim aliquid at"]
        His ea legendos molestiae, veri illud facete per cu. Ferri temporibus disputando pro. [/toggles]
      9. Alert Messages
        [alert color="83B827"]Eu erat convenire reformidans nam[/alert]
        [alert color="B83827"]Deleniti dissentiunt in eos.[/alert]
      10. Custom List Styles
        FontAwesome list style
        [item icon="fa-star" ]Mauris elit erat, laoreet ac posuere eget[/item]
        [item icon="fa-camera" ]Vestibulum vitae justo nisi, nec pharetra ipsum fusce lobortis.[/item]
        [item icon="fa-arrow-circle-o-up" ]Donec ornare dapibus ante ut porttitor nam sit amet senttima nunc ornare erat imperdiet.[/item]
        [item icon="fa-forward" ]Aliquam vestibulum condimentum leo, vel porta sapien atsu ultricies vel.[/item]
      11. Text Layouts
        Column 1/2
        Pro ridens tibique aliquando cu. 
        Column 1/2
        Pro ridens tibique aliquando cu. 
        Column 1/3
        Pro ridens tibique aliquando cu. 
        Column 1/3
        Pro ridens tibique aliquando cu.
        Column 1/3
        Pro ridens tibique aliquando cu. 
        Column 1/4
        Tation electram abhorreant et mei. 
        Column 1/4
        Tation electram abhorreant et mei. 
        Column 1/4
        Tation electram abhorreant et mei. 
        Column 1/4
        Tation electram abhorreant et mei. 
        Column 2/3
        Maiorum definiebas no per. 
        Column 1/3
        Tation electram abhorreant et mei. 
        Column 1/3
        Tation electram abhorreant et mei. 
        Column 2/3
        Maiorum definiebas no per. 
    5. Translations top

      Multimag theme has multilanguage support! You can easily translate it to the desired language by using a free PostEdit program.

      For more information you can visit Translating WordPress.

      The translation files are located in /languages folder in theme's main directory.

      Be sure to specify your language in wp-config.php file.

      WP Config

    6. WPML top

      Instead of using the poEdit you can use plugin called WPML for translating your website's content.

      For more information you can visit WPML Documentation.

    7. FAQ top

      Q: How and where to find my purchase code?

      You can do that by following this guide: http://www.orange-themes.com/faq/#question1181

      Q: I cannot register on your forums, the purchase code seems to be invalid. What do I do?

      Most common problem is that you have confused the order number with the purchase code since they are looking similar. Please follow the FAQ entry above.

      Q: The plugins that came with this theme are outdated, I cannot update them. What to do?

      Unfortunately we cannot provide automatic updates for these plugins, but we do include newest versions of these plugins once we launch an update for the theme. You can find a guide on how to update them here: http://www.orange-themes.com/faq/#question1185

      Q: The featured block or main slider does not show any posts, what to do?

      Make sure you have posts that are selected as the featured posts for these blocks while editing them:

      Yes, you can. To do that you will have to modify the footer.php file located in theme's main directory.

      Q: Something's wrong with my theme, what do I do?

      We do provide free support for our customers in our support forums Here. You will need a purchase code to register: guide.

      Q: I want extra features in my theme, can you add it?

      Yes, we do provide customization services, you can contact us requesting more information using the contact form on our ThemeForest Profile page here: http://themeforest.net/user/orange-themes

      Q: This theme isn't what I wanted, can I receive a refund?

      Unfortunately we do not handle refunds since we do not sell our themes directly. You must contact Envato support on this regard.

      Q: We love this theme, how can we support it?

      You can rate our theme in Downloads Section in ThemeForest. A 5 star rating would be an enormous help to us! :)

Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this theme. As I said at the beginning, I'd be glad to help you if you have any questions relating to this theme. No guarantees, but I'll do my best to assist. If you have a more general question relating to the themes on ThemeForest, you might consider visiting the forums and asking your question in the "Item Discussion" section.

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