Advisor WordPress Theme - Documentation v1.0

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Thank you for purchasing our theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to email us. Thanks so much!

The table of contents (left sidebar) should help get you started so you can jump to the section you need help with. We have included tons of screenshots throughout this file in an attempt to make finding your answers as easy as possible.

If you prefer video instruction please visit our YouTube Channel.

Please make sure that your system meets minimal requirements:

This WP theme was tested on following Web browsers:

Uncompress the file (.zip) downloaded from ThemeForest. Uncompressed files will have following structure.

Root
|-- Demos - (Demo Content)
    |-- advisor-one-page-demo
         |-- redux_options_senior_options_backup_XX-XX-XXXX.json
         |-- financialconsulting.wordpress.XXXX-XX-XX.xml
         |-- layers-slider-advisor-demo.zip
    |-- lawer-one-page-demo
         |-- redux_options_senior_options_backup_XX-XX-XXXX.json
         |-- financialconsulting.wordpress.XXXX-XX-XX.xml
         |-- layers-slider-one-fc-demo.zip
    |-- financial-consulting-multi-page-demo
         |-- redux_options_senior_options_backup_XX-XX-XXXX.json
         |-- financialconsulting.wordpress.XXXX-XX-XX.xml
         |-- layers-slider-fc-demo.zip
    |-- Icons
	   |-- font-awesome.zip
	   |-- iconsmind.zip
	   |-- stroke-gap-icons-webfont.zip
|-- Documentation
       |-- Help
|-- Licencing
|-- PSD
|-- changelog.txt
|-- advisor-wp-theme-1.x.x.zip
			

If you did not installed WordPress yet go ahead and do so now. Many webhosts like GoDaddy provide utilities to automatically install wordpress for you as a value added application. If not, no worries, wordpress is very easy to install. Infact the WordPress site actually has tutorials walking you through how to set it up.

You can install the theme in two ways:

  1. FTP: Extract advisor-wp-theme.zip file and upload the extracted folder to /wp-content/themes/ folder on your server.
  2. WordPress: Navigate to Appearance -> Add New Themes -> Upload page. Select advisor-wp-theme.zip file. Press the Install Now button to upload and install the theme.

After successful uploading you should see "Activate" link. Press Activate link to activate the theme.

A few more steps and you can proceed with entering your content and/or import demo content which is included with the theme.

  1. Installation & Activation Plugins
  2. Importing Demo Content
  3. Importing Theme Options
  4. Importing Icons
  5. Google Fonts

After successful theme installation it is highly recommended to install/activate all plugins delivered with the theme. Some plugins are REQUIRED. Those plugins MUST be installed and activated.

You should be able to see plugins installation info box after the theme installation. If there is no info box please navigate to Plugins

Last step. Activate installed plugins.

We have created several demos. Demo content that you can import into your WordPress installation, so you can hit the ground running! Pages for all the available layouts, menus, shortcodes, blog posts, and custom post types have been setup in this XML file. All you have to do is import it. Steps are outlined below with screenshots. This step is not mandatory.

All Demos (one page & multi page) are placed in "Demos" folder (see File Structure).

In order to import demo content you have to have "Importer Plugin" installed and active. If you installed all plugins delivered with the theme "Importer Plugin" and already installed.

The theme comes with a simple to use administration panel. You can access it by navigating to Admin/Theme Options. The theme options are conveniently spread over a number of tabs and each tab contains the options that pertain to a particular area of the theme.

All demos includes their own theme settings (json file). In order to import theme options for the particular demo please follow these steps:

  1. Open json file for the particular demo in any text plain editor (notepad, notepad++, Sublime Text, TextMate etc.)
  2. Copy/Paste entire content of the file into the Theme Options
  3. Click Import button

The theme uses following icon sets

All icon sets used in the demo are not part of the theme and they should be imported separately. Icons can be found in downloaded zip file ( "Demo/Icons" folder ). Upload these files with Ultimate's Icon Manager

The theme comes with a simple to use administration panel. You can access it by navigating to Admin/Theme Options. The theme options are conveniently spread over a number of tabs and each tab contains the options that pertain to a particular area of the theme.

In order to enable Google fonts and set fonts as shown in the demo please do as follows.

To setup one of these pages as Homepage, navigate to WP Admin -> Settings -> Reading Settings and set the newly created page as front page.

The theme comes with the following page templates:

The theme includes 5 sidebars (widgetized areas). These areas can be populated with widgets. Here is the list of all sidebars in the theme.


Widgets


Besides standard wordpress widgets the theme includes following widgets:

Advisor WP Theme comes also with Layer Slider Plugin. Please read the documentation on this plugin. It is located in help folder within your main zip download. Demo sliders can be found in layer-slider-demo.zip folder. What you need to do is import these using Layer Slider import functionality. Please note that for the text in our demo sliders we used our custom css-classes. These classes are listed in Theme Options and can be customized there. In Layer Slider these custom classes are under each slide layer - Attributes tab.

The Theme comes with Visual Composer Plugin. Please read the documentation on this plugin. It is located in help folder within your main zip download.

The Theme comes with Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer Plugin. Please read the documentation on this plugin. It is located in help folder within your main zip download.

It's recommended that you make a backup of the theme prior to updating. Please Read this

If you want to avoid having your site temporarily unstyled during the theme update you can install "Coming Soon" plugin. You can use something like this: Plugin 1 Plugin 2

From your WordPress dashboard, navigate to Themes. Activate a different theme, choose delete files for your theme, then upload the new theme and activate it. If your server is slow and you are not able to complete the installation process please use FTP and replace the theme and the plugins directly.

In case a new theme release brings plugin updates, you will be noticed to upgrade plugins as well. It might look like this.

In order to localize the theme you need to:

  1. Install any po editor ( we recommend POEDIT) to translate the theme from English language to your language.
  2. Open THEME_FOLDER/languages/en_US.pot in poEditor
  3. Create you translation from this po template.
  4. New file (your translation) should be saved in folder called "THEME_FOLDER/languages". Let's say that you are translating website to italian language. There is special naming convention for these files (translations), Language_Country.po (in our case it should be it_IT.po). Save the file and that's it. Your website is translated.
  5. One more thing to do. Do not forget to set your language in the WP administration panel.

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