“Radial Premium Wordpress Theme” Documentation by “Orange-Themes.com” v1.0


“Radial Premium Wordpress Theme”

Created: 22/09/2011
By: Orange-Themes.com
Email: support@orange-themes.com Example page: Radial 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 email via my user page contact form here. Thanks so much!


Table of Contents

  1. Instalation of themes
  2. Configuring theme links
  3. Before starting work with the theme
  4. Top Menu
  5. Right Sidebar interchangeable widgets
  6. Orange Themes administration panel
  7. Post Thumbnails
  8. Add slider images
  9. Use Read More tags in your posts
  10. Gallery page
  11. Using reservations
  12. Contact page
  13. Car Listing
  14. Blog page
  15. Shortcode
  16. Css Files
  17. Translating

A) Instalation of themes - top

1) FILE UPLOAD

To start a theme you need to upload it on your server (wp-content/themes ). There are two ways how to do it:

a) With a wordpress theme installer, you need to upload only the .zip file of the theme (see picture below)

b) Using one of the FTP clients, for example, FileZilla. In this case you need to upload only a folder of the theme (see picture below). Upload the theme folder to wp-content/themes

The remaining files/folders are intended for modifying the theme (if necessary), those files/folders should not be uploaded to server.

2) FILE AND FOLDER PERMISSIONS

After installing a theme you need to check permissions for files! It is necessary in cases when the images posted in the blog are not shown. To set up file permissions you need any of FTP clients, for example, FileZilla. When connecting to server and opening a folder of theme in wp-content/themes folder, you should ensure that folder cache and timthumb.php file both have permission 755. Like in the picture below.



If this folder or file has another permission of a lower level than 755, for example, 655, then it has to be changed. Do it as follows: right click on the file, choose File permissions... and you will see an option to change it.

After the theme is set you need to set the links of the theme. To do that you should go to administration panel (wp-admin) >> Settings >> Permalinks. After this option opens, choose Custom Structure and enter in the field /%postname%/ (suggested)

See Using Permalinks for more information.


C) Before starting work with the theme - top

After setting a theme define Homepage and Blog page. For that you need to create 2 new pages: For that you need to create 2 new pages: First – Homepage and second – Blog. Titles of pages may differ. By creating Home page choose the theme of the page (see picture).



(If new pages are created and the thene of any page is chosen, then the content field should be left blank, except Contact page theme – there you can add content) After these two pages are created go to Settings >> Reading and set these pages as a home page and Blog; see picture!




To create the top menu go to Appearance > Menus. Create the menu by entering title of the menu in the field Menu Name and clicking Save Menu to save.



Then activate the menu by choosing active menu on the left and saving it (see picture)



After it is done, add the created pages to the menu



To create menu categories, move the field a little to the right; see picture (three levels of categories are available) 




E) Right Sidebar interchangeable widgets - top

To set up widgets go to Appearance >> Widgets. Every theme may have different number of widget windows to insert them on the right side.



Each theme may have a different number of widgets developed by us. Their title usually starts with the title of the theme, which means that they are specially intended for the particular theme.



Move them with a mouse to the necessary field on the right and fill the necessary information if required; see picture.




F) Orange Themes administration panel - top

1) Introduction

After activating the theme in wp-admin, new menu option will appear on the left; see picture below.



Depending on the theme, other new sections will appear.



Administer the theme through these sections. Open section Managment and configure majority of theme settings.

2) General settings of the page



Here you can set the logo of the theme, choose to use cufon, set the style of the blog as well as other important options.

* Cufon – replaces standard fonts with their images thus making them the same for all browsers. Some latin symbols are not supported therefore you can switch it off.

3) Blog settings

Choose to show thumbnails alongside the blog or show them only after opening the post, or to put No image if there is no such, etc.

4) Homepage settings

Set your own information blocks of the homepage and other information related to the homepage.

5) Contact settings

You can set contact information, e-mail fields where to receive emails from contact field, if such is created, as well as links from social networks and RSS. To set a map go to http://maps.google.com/ , enter address, then in the upper right corner click on the link icon and copy the link similar to this one: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=235+Regent+Street,+London,+W1B+2EL&hl=en&ll=51.514592,-0.142114&spn=0.008666,0.026157&sll=49.95122,-74.794922&sspn=36.885557,107.138672&z=14 Then copy the link to the administration panel in the contact window at the google maps location field.



6) Slider settings

You can activate and change slider effects. Choose category of slides (category from where the posts shall be taken for the slider; if such is not created, then create it and set up). The category of slides should be set obligatory otherwise the slider will not work well!



You can change the sequence of appearance of images for the homepage by moving them with mouse up or down.



You can change slider effects too.




G) Post Thumbnails - top

To add thumbnails, first upload the image, then open additional information of the image and see option Use as featured image below; choose it and the image will be automatically added to the post.



Or you can do it at the right sidebar.




H) Add slider images - top

You can add separate pictures to the slider; there will be an additional option at adding posts Slider Image, copy location of image in the field Image url or upload it from your computer by using Browse



The post should be added to the respective category which is set for the particular slider. Detailed information here Slider settings


I) Use Read More tags in your posts - top

It is advisable to addRead More tag in every post. Thus on the homepage there will be only the introduction of the post and one will read the post in full only after opening it. It is also advisable to add only a few sentences before this tag, so that the introduction was not too long!



To set up a gallery, create a new page and choose Gallery template.



Then choose on the left menu Gallery >> Add New. Then upload pictures you wish to add to the gallery. You only need to upload pictures and the will be stored in the respective gallery automatically! Then set the Featured Image, which will be the title image of the gallery, and save it. If you wish to add description under pictures, you can write them in the field of the post, but it is optional. Do not add short url of the gallery in your post!!!


K) Using reservations - top

Radial theme offers to create reservation page where clients can book tables in the restaurant! Reservation page is created similarly like Gallery page and Home page: choose Reservations template. All incoming bookings are stored in the data base and are available at Theme administration panel by reservations. Bookings may be approved or rejected by sending a respective email to the client with the prepared text. After approved at reservations’ page the booking is counted in, which means that it is approved and the limit for bookings is reached at that day, then the calendar date is coloured in the respective colour.

Red – if the schedule is full, orange – if partially full.



Maximal number of reservations for the day may be set in the administration panel. Partially full days are calculated by dividing maximal number by two.

Unapproved reservations are available in the upper administration toolbar.




L) Contact page - top

The page is set like previous ones. But in comparison to other pages, in this page you can add description in the blog field and it will appear right on top of the contact field. Messages from the contact field will be send to the email address indicated in the contact field of the theme administration panel. If there will be no email indicated, then contact field will not work!


M) Car Listing page - top

Created like other pages. Then in the menu of the left sidebar go to Radial Car Listing >> Radial Car Listing Categories and add new categories.

Attention! Each two categories are one page for the car listing menu.



Then you can add a new post Radial Car Listing >> Add new. All posts should be added to any of the created category, otherwise they will not be posted!

By adding a post, you can add a price, description, equipment, fuel type... You can also add it to the slider (featured image will be available in the slider pictures), or add it to the popular offering in the Home page.



Additional attached options are available in the blog homepage.



When adding car description, you need to insert a specific shortcode [carlist] , then it will be transformed into particular style when the car description is opened. This code is available only with Car Listing page posts. Images, which are shown in the displayed shortcode style, are taken from the images linked to the post, which means that all images added to the post (excluding featured image) will be shown in the displayed shortcode.

N) Blog page - top

Blog page supports two styles which may be set in the administration panel of the theme at the general settings of the page. By changing styles, the changes appear in all posts of the blog section as well as in the currently opened post; styles are coordinated and they cannot be changed separately.

* Author’s data

You can choose to reveal information about the author under the post or not. To do so, go to Radial Management panel -> General -> Blog and remove a tick at “Show information about author under the post”. You can configure author’s description and name in wp-admin users section. The image is displayed by using Gravatar; more info here: http://en.gravatar.com/.


O) Shortcode - top

Radial theme supports several shortcodes, more information upon shortcodes here http://radial.orange-themes.com Features >> Shortcode .

Now you can add shortcodes by clicking specifically designed buttons which makes operating them much easier.


P) Css Files - top

All files are in the css folder, manage them attentively!


R) Translating - top

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


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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