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1./ General Information
To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress. Please refer to WordPress documentation for further instructions. You can download the latest version of WordPress here.
2./ Technical Requirements
- WordPress 3.8 or higher
- PHP 5.3.29 or higher
- MySQL 5.0 or higher
- Apache mod_rewrite module musts be enabled
This theme is tested under Mac, Windows and Linux. Compatible Browsers: IE9+, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera
1./ Install by Uploading Zip File
If you’re already have a website or want to build website with template from zero data, you can use Theme Install package only (without sample data).
Step 1: Go to our website, login to Customer Area and download file ‘[theme-name]_wp_free.zip‘, you just unzip it and you will see two packages includes folder ‘theme install package‘ and ‘documentation.html‘ . You just click to folder ‘theme install package‘ and you will see two packages includes ‘[theme-name]-child.zip’ and ‘layerswp‘ file.
Step 2: Login to your WordPress admin page (normally it’s http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin).
Step 3: Navigate to Appearance > Themes.
Step 4: Click Add New, click to ‘Upload Theme’ and browse file ‘layerwp‘ in download package and click ‘Install Now‘. It’s just theme framework, not require to active it after installed.
Step 5: Thus, you can install child theme LT NEWS via Admin > Appearance > Theme > Install new, click to ‘Upload theme‘ and browse file ‘[theme-name]-child.zip‘.
Step 6: After finish above steps, you can Active Child theme LT NEWS to load theme style.
Now, you can start to build content for your website via Admin > Appearance > Customize. You can see details options in Layers and how to use it in part “Theme Customization” below.
2./ Install by Quickstart Package (Only PRO version can download and use this package)
* With PRO versions, you download [theme-name]_wp.zip which you just install to get theme and sample data like our demo site, access all template features. So, you just replace demo content with your content to save development time.
After you buy PRO version, you can login to Customer Area and download [theme-name]_wp.zip, you unzip it and you will get file ‘[theme-name]_wp_quickstart_package.zip’. Next, you unzip quickstart package file and you will get two quickstart install files.
To better understand the process you can Install By Quickstart Package view detailed instructions install by quickstart package HOW TO INSTALL QUICKSTART PACKAGE
Using the WordPress Customizer, you can edit your child theme’s options and preview the changes before publishing them to your live site.
Once you’ve activated a child theme, you’ll see several default WordPress settings and some Genesis- specific settings in the customizer. The available settings will vary depending upon which child theme is activated.
To get started, go to Appearance > Customize to access the customizer. Once the customizer is open, you’ll see a menu on the left and a preview of your site on the right:
The customizer menu on the left side shows the various options that are available for editing in your theme. You can choose from options such as colors, background image, menus, and more. The exact options available depend upon which theme you’ve activated.
On the right side, you’ll see a live, interactive preview so that you can test each option in your theme. All changes will appear as you select them.
To see the settings available within each option, click the title to open the expanded view. Remember, the available settings will be different for each theme.
- To see the interactive preview in full screen mode, click the Collapse triangle at the bottom of the menu on the left side.
- When you are finished making all your changes, click Save & Publish. If you decide you do not want to save the changes you’ve made, click the X to close the editor and dismiss your changes.
Let’s go over some of the common options available in the customizer.
1/ Site Identity & Upload Logo
You can set your site title, tagline, and upload your site icon (favicon) or upload logo here. If you have activated a theme that doesn’t include the Header Image setting (see below), you can also choose whether you’d like to display an Image logo or Dynamic text for your site title. Almost all our child themes, however, do include the Header Image setting.
Some themes allow the selection of a custom background color that will typically display behind the content area of your site. Note: In some cases, the Background Color can be set here but it won’t show on the site if a Background Image is also being used since the background color is located “behind” the background image.
Some themes also allow the selection of a custom Link Color and/or Accent Color. These colors are typically applied to links, navigation menu link hovers, buttons, and footer widget backgrounds.
3/ Background Image
Some themes will allow the option to set a custom background image to be displayed behind the content area of your site.
You can create and edit menus, as well as manage their location, within the customizer. The available menu locations will depend upon which theme is activated on your site.
Click Menu Locations to see the available locations in your theme.
Use the drop downs to select a navigation menu to display in each available location. Or, if you prefer, you can set both locations to “Select” (in other words, turn them off ) and use a Custom Menu widget in a widget area instead.
Click Add a Menu to create a new menu. Alternatively, you can click on the name of an existing menu to edit it.
– Give the new menu a name and click Create Menu.
– Click Add Items to begin adding links to the navigation menu.
– Click the titles to open the expanded view of the options or use the search field to locate items for the menu. When you’re finished adding all the menu items, click Save & Publish to preserve your settings.
Some themes offer unique widget areas where you can add widgets to display important information. The exact widget areas available will depend upon which theme is currently active on your site.
Click on any available widget area to open a new panel where you can add and configure widgets.
In the new, open panel, click Add a Widget to display the available widgets that you can add to this widget area.
You’ll see a list of all the available widgets you can add to the available widget areas. You can click directly on any widget you’d like to add. Scroll down the list or use the Search widgets box at the top to locate the one you’d like to use.
Note: You can click the Collapse link at the bottom corner of the screen to temporarily hide the
Customizer and preview your changes in full screen mode.
After selecting a widget, you can configure it however you’d like and then click Save & Publish to preserve your changes.
You can also click Reorder to rearrange the widgets into the order you prefer or to select a new widget area to move the widget into.
Click Done when finished and then click Save & Publish to preserve your changes.
6/ Static Front Page
The default setting for the front page is Your latest posts. This setting allows you to display a blog-style front page. You can, however, select any page in your site to be displayed as the front page instead of your latest posts.
If you select A static page, you can select which existing page in your site will be displayed on your front page.
You can also select which page will display your blog posts. This page should be different from the one you’ve selected for the static front page and should not be set to use the Blog Page template.
PLEASE NOTE: If your theme uses the front page to display widgets, the widgets will be displayed regardless of which setting you choose here. If you prefer to display your latest posts or a static page on your front page, you’ll need to remove all widgets from all front page-related widget areas.
7/ Site Layout
You can select the Default Layout for your entire site here.
Child themes may include one or more of the following options:
- Content, Primary Sidebar
- Primary Sidebar, Content
- Content, Primary Sidebar, Secondary Sidebar
- Secondary Sidebar, Primary Sidebar, Content
- Secondary Sidebar, Content, Primary Sidebar
- Full Width Content
Site layout options can be added or removed with custom coding in the child theme.
Child themes with a widgetized home page will often work independently of this layout setting.
Breadcrumbs are a navigation aid that allows users to keep track of their location on a website relative to the home page. This option lets you define the pages where the Breadcrumbs will be displayed.
9/ Comments and Trackbacks
Genesis allows you to globally enable or disable Comments and Trackbacks on Posts and Pages. If Comments or Trackbacks are disabled here, they cannot be enabled on an individual post or page basis. You’ll find more information about Trackbacks here.
10/ Content Archives
The Content Archives settings allow you to control the way content displays on category, tag, author, date, and taxonomy archive pages.
You can choose to display post content or to display post excerpts on archive pages.
- Display post content: This setting allows you to display full posts on archive pages.
– If you’d like to limit the length of the content displayed while using the post content setting, enter the number of characters (letters, numbers, and spaces) in the Limit content to how many characters field. When you enter a number greater than 0 in this field, a Read More link will be automatically added to the end of the content displayed. This option will strip any HTML from the content that is displayed on the archive page, but it allows for more precise control over the length of the displayed content.
- Display post excerpts: This setting allows you to display post excerpts on archive pages.
– Only the first 55 words of the post will be displayed and the HTML will be stripped from any content that’s included in the excerpt. If a manual excerpt is set in a post, it will be displayed in place of the first 55 words of the post content. Also, a manual excerpt will display any HTML that’s included in the excerpt.
The Featured Image setting allows you to show a thumbnail of the first attached image or the currently set featured image for the post.
Check the box to enable featured images. The Featured image size list is populated by the available image sizes defined in the theme. The Featured image alignment setting allows you to choose whether the featured images on the archive pages should be aligned to the left or right of the content.
PLEASE NOTE: To avoid displaying duplicate images, featured images should not be used when displaying full post content. Also, if the featured images are not displaying at the correct size, you may need to use a Regenerate Thumbnails plugin to change the automatically generated thumbnail size.
The Post Navigation Type setting allows you to select one of two navigation display methods: Previous/ Next or Numeric. These navigation links will be visible on category, tag, author date, and taxonomy archive pages, pages using the blog page template, and on blog style home pages.
Theme Settings Screen
Once you’ve activated a child theme, you’ll see a new Genesis menu item in the WordPress Dashboard.
This menu item includes three sub-menu options: Theme Settings, SEO Settings, and Import/Export. Sometimes child themes and Genesis-specific plugins will add additional sub-menu items in this section. They may also add additional content on the default Genesis settings pages.
The Theme Settings page contains general options to control the way your theme will behave. Some of these settings are also available in the WordPress Customizer.
Each of the boxes on the page can be collapsed or expanded by clicking the box header and can be dragged into any order you wish. They can also be hidden by clicking on the Screen Options tab in the top right corner of the screen and unchecking the boxes you don’t want to see.
This is ‘Posts’ in WordPress and you can use it to build a blog for your page.
– Go to Posts > Add New to add new post. You can add various types of item to your post : Video, Audio, Gallery, Quote.
Using Genesis Templates
A WordPress page (not a post) can be configured to use a template by selecting an available template option Page Attributes section in the right sidebar of the page editor screen.
1/ Archive Template
The Archive template creates a sitemap of your site. Go to Pages > Add New to create a page that will use the Archive template.
- Start by giving the page a title (example: Archive).
- In the Page Attributes box on the right side of the screen, use the drop down to select the Archive template.
- You will leave the content area blank. The archive template will auto-populate the page with a sitemap (list of links to posts and pages on your site).
- Click Publish to preserve your settings.
You can add this page to a navigation menu to display a link to your new archive page.
2/ Blog Template
The Blog page template displays the latest posts in a blog list format. Go to Pages > Add New to create a page that will use the Blog template.
- Start by giving the page a title (example: Blog).
- In the Page Attributes box on the right side of the screen, use the drop down to select the Blog template.
- You will leave the content area blank. The blog template will auto-populate the page with your blog post list.
- Click Publish to preserve your settings.
You can add this page to a navigation menu to display a link to your new blog page.
We’re using Contact Form 7 to build form layouts and features.
– This plugin is used to create powerful & flexible contact forms for your site.
– For more detailed information, please visit https://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7/
Support and Feedback
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– If you have any feedback or suggestions please let us know via website https://ltheme.com/support/.
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