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Here are some basics on installing, configuring and customizing the Opal Template If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to contact us via email : firstname.lastname@example.org .
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To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. Make sure your installed Wordpress version is 4.0 or higher. You also need to have PHP 5.3 or higher versions (recommended is php 5.3+) and MySQL 5.0 in order for OpalTheme to function correctly. If you need help installing WordPress, follow the instructions in WordPress Codex or you can watch the Instructional Video created by Woo Themes.
Purchase Vero template from ThemeForest then you can download our template package on there.
Extract package that include all files and folders of theme. When done, you should see vero_theme.zip (zip file name can be changed from version to version).
Installing a WordPress theme is super easy, you’ll see our video guide:
- Step 1: Navigate to Appearance → Themes in your WordPress admin dashboard.
- Step 2: Click the Add New button at the top of the page and go for the Upload option.
- Step 3: Choose vero_theme.zip then click Install
- Step 4: Wait while the theme is uploaded and installed then activate the theme.
Many users are on shared hosting with low upload limits, and in such situations the Vero theme is often too large to install through Wordpress. We suggest you should upload it via FTP.
If you don't know how to use FTP visit this link for information: http://codex.wordpress.org/FTP_Clients . You will need to first uncompress the PACKAGE-theme.zip file you have found in the master zip downloaded from Themeforest. This zip uncompresses into a normal folder. This unzipped folder is all you need to transfer via ftp and if you open it, you will see all sorts of folders and css and php files which together contain all the theme coding.
Using the FTP program transfer this folder which contains the above files to the Wordpress installation theme root directory: /wp-content/themes.
Do not upload any of the other files or folders such as licensing or resource or documentation. Uploading any of the other folders may cause problems resulting in the theme not working properly. Learn from Wordpress Official Documentation about installing theme with FTP client or with cPanel: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes
After completing the upload, activate the theme as per activating any other theme.
Goto your Dashboard >> Appearance >> Themes >> Activate Vero template
Follow that images:
If you get an error saying that the stylesheet is missing, then you have uploaded the wrong folder. Please check that you are uploading the vero_theme.zip within the Theme Files folder. You have to unzip the package file that you download from Themeforest to find this.
You may check your file upload limit on Your Media Uploader page in WordPress. Depending upon the web hosting company and the conditions of the service they provide it may vary. The most common is about 8 MB which is more or less enough. But uploading some media files like audio and video may become a problem with for example 2 MB upload limit.
We decided to share some tips about how to extend your maximum file upload size in WordPress:
1. Through functions.php file:
You may add the below mentioned code in the functions.php file of your theme
2. Through PHP.INI file:
If you cannot see the php.ini file in your directory create the new one with below mentioned code and upload it to your root folder on your web server.
If you can see the php.ini file then change parameters or add :
3. Through .htaccess method
You may try modifying the existing .htaccess file in the root directory or creating a new one.
Add the following code in the existing or new htacess file:
You can reset all of the setting for the each page on our custom panel by clicking “Reset” button on the bottom.
Right after the theme was activated, a notification at the top of the screen will suggest to continue with the installation of the plugins recommended for getting the best our of your theme.
Follow steps to install:
Step 1. Click ‘Begin installing plugins‘ and select the plugins you need to install from the list.
Step 2: Select all plugins then choose Install , Click Apply to install all plugins
Step 3: After Installing all Plugins, select Activate then click Apply to active all plugins.
Step 4: Update plugin.
Go to "Plugins" -> "Installed plugins" you can see that plugin have to update and click "Update now" to begin update.
When update has finished you can see :
Follow our video guide to know more :
1 :Install Data Demo
Opal Team very happy to provide for customer a new function to import data more quickly. It is "One click import"
With "One click import", customer do not import step by step data as import usual. It import all data like : Content, Widget, Revolution slider, Menu, Customize...
One click import data
To use it make sure file of your theme have to "import" folder in "inc" folder like this:
Go to Dashboard -> Appearance -> WpOpal Import . You can see " Get demo from live server", please click in "Vero sample" :
1. Demo Soure : Choose name of demo to import .
2.Import Type : Choose name of type to import ( choose All or chose one of types to import)
File to import all data is : content.xml
Click "Import" and popup is displayed, click "OK" to continue import data
When import has been imported it will display popup : "Import is successful"
Follow our video guide to know more :
Or You can import data by tool of wordpress.
The Vero theme comes with importable demo data, such as pages, products, blog, posts, portfolio items, etc, to help you get started in case you’re running on a fresh WordPress installation.
But before import data you should go to "Settings->Permalinks and choose Default in common settings" , you import or export data will not be lost.
And then go to step by step bellow:
Step 1: From the WordPress admin area go to Tools >> Import and click on the WordPress link.
Step 2: You can import all of our demo by one step
Step 3: Assign Authors
Choose the option to download all data sample file and click Submit. Do not interrupt/cancel the import process!
The importer should be run only once. If something went wrong and you need to import the content again, you may need to reset your WordPress.
Use this plugin to reset the WordPress database : http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-database-reset/
Step 4 :Set a page as Home Page
After import Dummy Data you need to set default Home page for your site, from your WordPress dashboard, navigate to Settings → Reading.
Select “A static page” and choose “Dummy Homepage” as the Front Page.
Save change then Homepage data sample will be set.
Step 5 - Done! But you still need to set the Menu, Widget, Slider. Follow more on bellow
Follow our video guide to know more :
Go to Admin Panel -> Appearance -> Widgets.
You can see all our widgets, easy to configure by drag and drop Widgets to sidebar.
Then you can use sidebars to position you want. Even you can use sidebar for MegaMenu.
Morever you can search and add more plugins for your purpose by searching on the internet.
Follow our video guide to know more :
Go to Admin Panel -> Plugins-> Add new
You can see broad add new plugin, please fill in " import widget" to search plugin.
and go to Tool -> widget importer & exporter then you choose widget to import in your site.
When import finish you can see widget :
You can upload your logo image in the Customize. If the logo is not uploaded, then your site name will be used.
Please, follow the steps below to upload your logo:
Step 1 - Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
Step 2 - Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings Tab.
Step 3 - Upload your logo by clicking on Select Image ( our current Vero logo is 150px x 50px ).
Step 4- Upload your favicon - should be a 32px x 32px Png/Gif image.
You can quickly build a home page using Visual Composer for WordPress that is drag and drop frontend and backend page builder plugin that will save you tons of time working on the site content. You will be able to take full control over your WordPress site, build any layout you can imagine – no programming knowledge required
From your Dashboard admin Navigate to Pages
- Select All Pages to see all page then click edit one page you want
- Select Add New to create new page
Official Plugin Documentation For More information about the Visual Composer check the official documentation.
You can insert code on table then Home page will be created automatically.
Drag and drop elements you need to build your page layout.
a. Add and modify Row Layout
Step 1 - Go to your page / post, first activate the backend editor and click Add Element.
Step 2 - Select the Elements you want to use.
Step 3 - Click on the Edit This Row (pencil icon) to Edit the Row element ( in our example we use row with 3 columns filled with text block ).
Step 4 - To change the Row layout ( number of columns ) you need to click the second Icon from the left then select a layout or custom to make your own.
Pages Icon - To Duplicate Row or Module you need to click the Pages icon.
Trash Box Icon - To Remove Row, Column or Module you need to click the Trash Box icon.
Design Options - When you edit row / column / custom heading / text block module, you can edit the design options
Row / Custom Heading / Text Block element have a default Bottom Margin of 35 pixel, you may want to set it to 0 if you don't want to have bottom space
It is Good to add bottom Padding to your Column, so they will looks good on mobile
Left and Right Margin should NEVER be modified, please left blank
For Row module the Left and Right Padding should also NEVER be modified, please left blank
a. Page Attributes
You can select page attributes on right sidebar of page admin layout. Each Page templates have each styles
b. Page configure default template
For each page you can change the page layout style, header skin, footer skin and much more! Check the screenshot and read the documentation to see how it works
Vero come with more than 6 home page layout. Please check out landing page to know more and build your home page you need.
1. Home Fullwidth
2. Home Allnews-loadmore
3. Home Blog1-noslide
4. Home Blog2-slide
5. Home 3 columns
6. Home Timeline
Step 1 - Go to Settings > Reading in your WordPress Dashdoard panel.
Step 2 - Set "Front page displays" to a "Static Page".
Step 3 - In the drop down menu for "Front Page" choose a page which will be your home page.
Step 4 - Leave the drop down menu for "Posts page" empty, as this is not used by the theme.
Step 5 - Save changes.
Step 1 - Log in to your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard).
Step 2 - Click the 'Posts' tab.
Step 3 - Click the 'Categories' sub-tab.
Step 4 - Start filling in name of post categories that the name is how it appears on your site.
Step 5 - Filling Slug :The “slug” is the URL-friendly version of the name. It is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers, and hyphens.
Step 6 - Parent: select parent for blog.
Step 7 - Description: fill in about this blog categories.
Finally: Click button "Add new category" to create categories.
Here all blog categories has created.
Before create the blog post , go to plugin to add new plugin has name "WP Review" to install this plugin. WP Review allow you to review post follow 3 types : Point, Star, Percentage.
Step 1 - Log in to your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard)
Step 2 - Click the "Plugins" tabs.
Step 3 - Click "Add new".
Step 4 - Input keyword "WP Review" to search plugin and click "Install" , "Active" to finish.
Step 5 - Click the 'Posts' tab.
Step 6 - Click the 'Add New' sub-tab.
Step 7 - Start filling in the blanks: enter your post title in the upper field, and enter your post body content in the main post editing box below it.
Step 5 - As needed, select a category, add tags, post format, fill in the meta setings below the editor.
Step 6 - Upload a featured image for your Post.
Step 7 - Select Post Format. You can create blog post with a lot of Formats like link, gallery, image ..... Select format on Format box from in right sidebar.
Step 8 - Scroll down you can see
+ The Review box, choose review type for this post :"Star" , "Point" , "Percentage" and "No review"
+ Review Heading and Description : Input heading and description for this review.
+ User Review : Choose "Disable" or "Enable" to displayed or not this plugin.
Step 9 - Scroll down until you see the Post Configuration box, there you will be able to customize the post.
Step 10 - When your post is ready, click Publish.
Here this page:
Navigate to Posts → All Posts
You can see all informations of you blog post, add new, edit or delete them.
Step 1 - From your dmin Dashboard navigate to : Apperance > Customize > Blog
Step 2 - Set up Layout Setting
You can set Global (default) layout for archive blog page and single blog post then select content sidebar to display.
Step 3 - Set up General Setting
Step 4 - Set up Archive Setting
Step 5 - Set up Single Post Setting
Step 1: Go to Opal Testimonial from Dashboard then create content of Testimonials.
a- Click the 'Add New Testimonial' sub-tab.
b - Start filling in the blanks: enter your post title in the upper field, and enter your post body content in the main post editing box below it.
c - Upload a featured image for your Post.
d - When your Testimonial is ready, click Publish.
Click to " Opal testimonials" to see all testimonials.
Step 2: Drag WPO Testimonial elements by using Visual Composer on page you want to display testimonials.
You can choose some setting like title, skin ....
With Visual Composer you can create Parallax Sections
Step 1: From your admin dashboard. Goto Page.
Step 2 : Click on the Edit This Row (pencil icon) beside row you want to make it become Parallax Sections.
Step 3: In General Tab, select option Parallax.
Step 4: In Design options tab, ADD padding and REMOVE margin for better result, add a Background Image change to Cover and then Saves changes.
Step 5: Update or Publish your page and you should now have a section with parallax background.
Make sure you install and active Contact Form 7 plugin to continue reading.
Step 1 - Log in to your WordPress Dashboard, go to Contact > Add New
Step 2 - Give a Name to your form and change Mail Info
Step 3 - Edit the Form field to change the Form Layout
Step 1 - Log in to your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard)..
Step 2 - Click on Pages > Add New.
Step 3 - Give your page a name then Change the Editor to Backend Editor ( you need to have the Visual Composer plugin activated ).
Step 4 - Click on the Add Element button.
Step 5 - Select the Contact Form 7 element.
Step 6 - The Contact Form 7 Settings should appear. Select the Form you want to use you can also customize the Color and change the fields layout and button design
Step 7 - Update / Publish your page
Vero Theme use Customizer provides an ultra effective and intuitive way to customize theme layout & setting with real-time preview. Bring all of settings to customizer, you do not need to using another theme option anymore
To access Customizer go to your admin Dashboard Navigate to Appearance >> Customize
1. General Setting : Manage general setting like your logo,favicon, copyright, ....
2. Theme And Layout Setting: select your header style, footer style for global.
3. Social Sharing Setting: select social channel apperance to sharing.
4. Social link for topbar : Set up link for social to display on topbar.
5. Header Image : create customize image for breadcrumb and title section.
6. WooCommerce : manage setting of WooCommerce function.
7. Blog : manage global setting for Blog.
8. Portfolio : manage global setting for Portfolio.
9. Gallery : manage setting of Gallery.
10.Menus: manage setting of menu function.
The easiest way to translate theme to the language of your choice is to use "WPML" plugin.
- To begin, be sure you have the WPML Plugin installed and activated, along with the WPML String Translation plugin.
- To set up WPML the first time, follow their Getting Started Guide.To begin translating, select WPML (in the Dashboard menu) -> String Translation. You should see a list of the strings in the theme (there should be only four), with blue translation links to the right. Click these links to reveal the list of languages you use on your blog and the associated translations.
- How to set and translate main features of the theme
- How to scan strings coming from the theme
- How to translate strings using String Translation
- If adjustment is needed for WPML language switcher please also add this
- If you need more help with WPML plugin. Please go WPML Forum
Updating the theme via WordPress is very similar to the install process via WordPress. Make sure you had backup all of your customization in our theme.
Follow the steps below to update your theme via WordPress:
Step 1 - Download latest theme package on ThemeForest
Step 2 - Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
Step 3 - Go to Appearance > Themes.
Step 4 - Deactivate the Vero Theme by simply activating a different theme. Once you activate a different theme, you can delete the Vero theme.
Step 5 - Delete the Vero Theme. Do not worry, your content will not be lost!
Step 6 - Then simply upload the newest “vero_theme.zip” file in the Appearance > Themes section. Click on the Install Themes tab at the top and choose to upload the zip file. You have this step explained in section: Theme Installation via WordPress.
Updating the theme via FTP is very similar to the install process via FTP.
Follow the steps below to update your theme via FTP:
Step 1 - Go to .../wp-content > themes location on your server using a FTP client and backup your "Vero" theme folder by saving it to your computer, or you can choose to simply delete it. Your content will not be lost.
Step 2 - Download the new version of Vero theme from your Themeforest and retrieve Vero folder by unpacking the zip that you download from Themeforest and vero_theme.zip.
Step 3 - Then simply drag and drop the new "Vero" theme folder into .../wp-content > themes location. Choose to “Replace” the current one if you did not delete it.
Step 4 - Log into your WordPress Dashboard, go to Appearance > Themes and activate the new Vero theme.
What is a Child Theme?
A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes allow you to modify, or add to the functionality of that parent theme. A child theme is the best, safest, and easiest way to modify an existing theme, whether you want to make a few tiny changes or extensive changes. Instead of modifying the theme files directly, you can create a child theme and override within.
Why use a Child Theme?
if you modify an existing theme and it is updated, your changes will be lost. With a child theme, you can update the parent theme (which might be important for security or functionality) and still keep your changes. It’s a great way to get started if you are just learning WordPress theme development.
Follow that documentation to create Child Theme Child Themes - Codex
Using that plugin to create Child Theme : One Click Child Theme
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We hope you can create the best website with our themes.
One again, thank you so much for using our 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.
Do not hesitant to contact us via email : email@example.com or if you want more information, please send to:firstname.lastname@example.org or submit ticket via Opal Forum or send direct message from ThemeForest Dashboad
Please take a screenshot photo with descriptions about your problem. More details about your problems help us more easier to figure out and respond you sooner.
SCOPE OF SUPPORT
Please remember you have purchased a very affordable theme and you have not paid for a full-time web design agency. Occasionally we will help with small tweaks, but these requests will be put on a lower priority due to their nature. Support is also 100% optional and we provide it for your connivence, so please be patient, polite and respectful. Our support covers fixing bugs and reported issues, providing updates to ensure compatibility with new software versions. Unfortunately we cannot provide support for customizations or 3rd party plugins. If you need help with customizations of your theme, please contact with us with your requirement. Our technical team will help you with some fees.
Before seeking support, please...
* Make sure your question is a valid Theme Issue and not a customization request.
* Make sure you have read through the documentation and any related video guides before asking support on how to accomplish a task.
* Make sure to double check the theme FAQs.
* Try disabling any active plugins to make sure there isn't a conflict with a plugin. And if there is this way you can let us know.
* If you have customized your theme and now have an issue, back-track to make sure you didn't make a mistake. If you have made changes and can't find the issue, please provide us with your changelog.
* Almost 80% of the time we find that the solution to people's issues can be solved with a simple "Google Search". You might want to try that before seeking support. You might be able to fix the issue yourself much quicker than we can respond to your request.
* Make sure to state the name of the theme you are having issues with when requesting support via ThemeForest.
Our working time is 8:30am - 5:30pm from Monday to Friday (GMT+7). So if you email us or submit ticket besides this working time, we are really sorry that we are not able to respond you soon. We will try to reply you as fast as we can. Especially if you email or submit ticket at weekend, please be patient and we will respond to you right when we are back on Monday.