Created: February, 15, 2013
By: Dameer DJ
Thank You for purchasing my theme! Hopefully you gonna enjoy as much as I have by creating it! 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.
Be sure to read this documentaion carefully - including FAQs section and Tips - before asking for my assistance. I'm sure you'll be able to handle many "problems" quickly just by getting familiar with documentation.
Fully responsive, modern and yet simple Blog/Portfolio theme made for those who like grid layouts. It's built around very popular Grid-A-Licious jQuery plugin!
THEWALL comes equipped with powerful theme options that let you control all of its vital aspects; grid (size, color), font (size, color, family), backgrounds, navigation ... literally everything. You'll never need to mess up with CSS to change color of the links, sidebar background color, font-size, titles size, etc...
Do you like to use shortcodes? There's a bunch of shortcodes with this theme. And all of them are built-into text editor so you can easily insert without the need to know or remember the code itself. Shortcode arguments are populated automatically via user-friendly dialog window. Simply click the button!
There will also be a couple of extra Widgets (VCard, Flickr and Twitter) in your Dashboard after the theme is being installed. And a ready-made contact form page/template. Did you know that Portfolio section has been spiced up with some ajax for an entry quick-preview purpose? There's also a cool infinite scroll option available for Grid-A-Licious and a bunch of more that you'll figure out very soon by yourself.
Before you decide to install and use this theme be sure that the following requirements are met:
From Dashboard select Settings > Media and use the following:
1. Unzip archive downloaded from your Themeforest account to a local drive first. Take a look at inside of extracted folder and spot another archive "thewall.zip".
2. Now login into WordPress Admin and go to
Appearance > Themes >> Install Themes (tab) >>> Upload (sub-menu)
Browse to "thewall.zip" file/archive, select and click Install Now.
3. Be sure to Activate theme immediately after successful installation.
4. From Dashboard select
Appearance > Theme Options
...do nothing but scroll down to the very bottom of the first options screen and hit "SAVE OPTIONS" button!
You will find "thewall-demo.xml" file in "THEME_DEMO" folder (see your unzipped file). That file will be used to inflate WordPress database with dummy data that is actually used by theme's demo site.
The theme uses its own Theme Options panel which you can access by navigating to Appearance > Theme Options. Feel free to play around with different settings and save those that fit best to your needs!
Post Formats are meta information that can be used to customize presentation of a post. This feature expands the micro-blogging aspect of WordPress because you can have videos, links, images, audios, quotes, statuses, etc. all in one place.
Post formats replaces the need to use categories to accomplish the similar styling features. THEWALL theme supports the following post formats:
Using post formats is not a must but rather a feature. As already mentioned it's all about micro-blogging aspect of WordPress! Using post formats will not only cut down clutter in terms of categories, it will make your blog portable between themes that support those formats.
|↓ supports / format →||Standard||Aside||Gallery||Link||Image||Quote||Status||Video||Audio|
Use WordPress gallery shortcode! Like so: [gallery columns="NN" link="post or file" ids="NN1, NN2, NN3, NN4 ... etc."]
More details about this shortcode can be found HERE!
Simply enter/paste URL into text editor, like so:
Enter/paste full path to image (remote or local) into text editor, like so:
The best method to insert Quote post would be via theme's shortcode; enter/paste quote into text editor, select entire text and click "Insert Quotes Shortcode" button.
All of major video sharing sites (YouTube, Vimeo, Blip.tv, etc.) provide so called embed code. This chunk of code MUST always start with IFRAME element! Copy embed code then paste to Post text editor.
With this one you will have to use theme's built-in shortcode. Copy local or remote path to MP3 file first then click "Insert Audio Shortcode" button. Populate all of input fields provided by shortcode dialog box and insert.
With this theme the usage of Shortcodes should be really easy because all of them are nicely integrated into text editor.
Whenever you click on certain shortcode button dialog box will be opened. Each dialog box contains message regarding usage so be sure to read before applying. All of input fields contained within dialog box are mandatory. Don't leave it empty otherwise shortcodes may not be interpreted properly (shortcode arguments will be missing!).
As you already know with THEWALL theme - beside "regular" Blog, you can maintain Portfolio section as well. Portfolio uses Catalog to publish new entry instead of Category but there's really no need to be confused! In order to simplify the whole story take a look at the following:
Portfolio = Post
Catalog = Category
Portfolio Tags = Tags
There's no difference except in naming convention and the fact that Portfolio belongs to a custom post type.
From Dashborad select Portfolios > Add New
Enter the title, content/description, excerpt (summary), pick one or more Catalogs to publish your new entry to, Portfolio Tags to relate two or more entries and finally upload Featured Image.
If you want to add more images (which definitely makes your portfolio entry more appealing) use "Add Media" button that can be found above text editor.
There are 2 custom templates that you can use with this theme: Full Width Page and Contact Page.
In order to add any of these two, from Dashboard select Pages > Add New
...and right before you publish the page from "Page Attributes" panel select Template that you want to use.
First of all take a look at Dashboard, Appearance > Widgets admin page...
You might wonder why there are two sidebars while there's only one that can be used at a time? Since we are dealing with responsive layout, theme's main sidebar is "pushed" into footer section at the certain screen resolution (try to resize your Browser's window). IMHO it's kinda better to see two columns in footer than just one - whenever is possible, of course. So that's the main reason.
It's up to you to decide whether you gonna use only one sidebar or share widgets evenly across both. It won't make the difference as long as sidebar actually remains sidebar but it does whenever screen width is not enough to keep it there.
I'm sure you'll be able to figure out the point!
Icons used with this theme:
Go to Settings > Permalinks and hit Save Changes button. This should flush rewrite rules.
Go to Appearance > Menus and select Main Menu from Primary Navigation (Theme Locations panel). Don't forget to Save Changes!
It may happen due to server timeout. Delete all the content (Pages, Posts, Categories, Catalogs, Tags and Portfolio tags) and try again later.
Go to Settings > Media and be sure you've set all up according to requirements.
Yes! Open "options.php" file for edit and go to line #66. Prepend, append or substitute new/existing font by following existing array-like structure.
You'll need ".PO" file editor! POEdit is free, cross platform ready and simple to use. Your theme contains a subfolder named "languages" inside of which are two files: "en_EN.po" and "en_EN.mo".
Open "en_EN.po" for edit and translate everything. At the end save as "YOUR_LOCALE.po" while required (with POEdit) "YOUR_LOCALE.mo" will be rendered automatically.
You only have to ensure that "YOUR_LOCALE.mo" file resides inside "languages" folder of your theme!
What is "YOUR_LOCALE" supposed to be?
Have a look at "WordPress in Your Language" article at WP codex.
Once again, thank you so much for purchasing THEWALL theme! As I said at the beginning, I'd be glad to help you if you have any questions. No guarantees, but I'll do my best to assist. If you have a more general question relating to my theme on Themeforest, you might consider visiting the forums and asking your question in the "Item Discussion" section.