Style blog Theme documentation
Hello users! This post is going to be brief user documentation for style blog WordPress theme. Almost everything that you might need is documented here for style blog. If you couldn’t find any information that you are looking for please let is know.
Support Forum : Go Here
Demo Data For PRO/PLUS Version : Download Here
Demo Data For Free Version : Download Here
2. GETTING STARTED
First of all, Thank you so much for purchasing this theme and for being our loyal customer. You are awesome!
You are entitled to get free lifetime updates to this product + exceptional support from the us directly.
2.1 THEME INSTALLATION ( THROUGH WORDPRESS DASHBOARD )
You can install theme from wordpress admin dashboard. This will be the first process of installing theme in your wordpress website.
Select the theme from your computer ( ZIP file ) & hit install. After you install Activate theme.
2.2 DEMO DATA IMPORT
Below video will demonstrate you to install demo for the theme. Make Sure you download Demo Data Download Here.
Watch video below to learn how you can import demo data for style Blog. If you got problem while uploading demo data please let us know.
2.3 ACTIVATE HOMEPAGE
By default WordPress sets all theme to blog page ( NOT HOME PAGE ). You have to manually set your homepage. To set your homepage you can do that either from WordPress Dashboard > Settings > Reading > Select Your latest posts check box & save!
You can do same thing from WordPress Customizer under Dashboard > Appearance > Customizer > HomePage Settings > Select your latest posts.
If you think your Frontpage/ Homepage didn’t got activated let us know.
3. HEADER SECTION
Lean how to customize header of style blog theme.
3.1 HEADER TOP
NAVIGATION MENU HEADER TOP LEFT
You can activate social menu from Dashboard > Appearance > Menu
- Create a menu
- Name it eg: Header top menu
- Assign some menu items and set to to Header top menu location
- Hit save!
SOCIAL MENU HEADER TOP RIGHT
You can activate social menu from Dashboard > Appearance > Menu
- Create a New Menu
- Name it eg : Social Menu
- Add custom Links & Name it
- Supported Social icons are ( Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Vk, LinkedIn, YouTube )
- Select Display Location to Social & Hit save.
3.1 SITE LOGO
You can change website logo from Dashboard > Appearance > Customizer > Site identity. The recommended height of logo is 90px width doesn’t matter.
Header two ( PRO ) : In this header your logo comes at center. You can set your own width & height. There is no restriction for this logo position size. Recommended size is 300 px width & 150px height.
Recommended size of header advertisement is 768 * 90 px. You can use google ad-sense or something similar. To add advertisement here in this section go to Dashboard > Appearance > Widget & select HTML text box or image widget in Header advertisement Area Widget Option.
3.3 PRIMARY NAVIGATION MENU
You can add menu items from Dashboard > Appearance > Menu
- Create New Menu with Name eg: Primary Nav
- Assign some items
- IMPORTANT : Set menu location to primary
4. FEATURED POSTS SLIDER SECTION
In this section/slider you can display your latest posts or posts from any special category. To customize homepage featured slider navigate to Dashboard > Customizer > Homepage option > Featured slider.
Featured slider Options ( PRO ) : In style blog plus you do have option for featured slider. You can choose between standard or full width slider. We aware of image size, make sure you use image bigger then 1200 px width & 700 px height . In pro version you can choose either 1 or multiple category to display your post.
5. RECENT POSTS
Free version : In free version there is only one option for recent posts. Featured image at left & post description at right.
Pro Version : In pro version you have multiple option to show related post. You can tweak & get your own style.Make sure you change the excerpt text size when you change the recent post layout in pro version.
6. AUTHOR WIDGET ( NEXT TO FEATURED SLIDER AT SIDEBAR )
To add a Author widget Navigate to Dashboard > Pages > Add New Page > Enter title. Add short description and feature image. Now navigate to Widget from Dashboard > Appearance > Widget. Select Author widget > Select Author page that you have created recently. Enter social icons.
7. HOMEPAGE AFFILIATED PRODUCT SECTION ( PRO )
You can add product to this section from Dashboard > Product > Add New. Below picture will guide you for sure. To change the section title of this section you can do that from customizer.
Featured images for the affiliated product are NOT automatically cropped. We recommend 300 x 300 px size. This section is not Woo-commerce shop or any e-commerce shop, its just a external link affiliated product section.
8. VBLOG SECTION ( PRO )
You can add your Youtube videos in this section. To add video just nagivate to Dashboard > Videos > Add New. To change the section title of this section you can do that from customizer.Navigate to Customizer > Homepage option > Video post
Example for link to be entered : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUZ6U_LblnE
9. INSTAGRAM FEEDS SECTION ( PRO )
You can add your recent instagram feeds in this section. Navigate to Dashboard > Appearance > Widget.
To get access token please follow the link in the widget.
Do not use this widget in sidebar or footer widget area. The position of this widget is top footer area.
10. COLOR OPTIONS ( PRO )
You can select any color you wish. We recommend Primary color Black & any color for secondary.
11. MAILCHIMP WIDGET ( PRO )
Style Blog plus is compatible with mailchimp. You can install mailchimp plugin & create form. After form is created you will find short code. Copy that short code and paste that at SBP:MailChimp widget.
12. RELATED POST
In free version there is only option of slider to show related post.
In Pro version you can switch related slider to grid layout too.
Excerpt plays important role when tweaking layouts. While you choose between recent post layout make sure you change this value according to your requirements.
14. IMAGES SIZES OF STYLE BLOG
Featured slider : Please use bigger then 750 x 425 px
Featured slider Full width : Please use bigger then 1200 x 550 px
Post Images : Please use bigger then 750 x 425 px
Author featured Image : Please use 160 x 160 px
Important : When you switch different themes ( Activate ) theme your image size may not be suitable for style blog if you are expecting problem with image sizes make sure you regenerate thumbnails again with plugin called ” Force re-generate thumbnails “.
15. THEME CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS & SETTINGS
To customize & tweak theme according to your need there are few options that you can get inside Dashboard > Customizer. In customizer look for theme option.
16. NEED HAND TO CUSTOMIZE OR ADD OPTIONS IN YOUR THEME ?
We are here to help :). We have a very reasonable cost per hour charge to customize theme according to your need. You can either contact us though email or Look for Live Chat option.
17. QUESTIONS OR CONFUSIONS ?
If you have any questions or confusions please feel free to ask us in LIVE support or navigate to our support forum and create a thread.
18. UPDATES & UPGRADES
For free version you do not need to worry regarding updates. When we push updates to wordpress.org server you will be notified by WordPress to update the theme.
For pro version we do not have a self hosted API till today, but we are working on it. We will soon come with self hosted updater API. For now you must check our website & theme page for current version. Lets assume if you are using older version then the version that you see in theme page is newer get the latest updated version from your Account. You can use the login details that you have provided when purchasing theme with us. If you face any challenge doing this let us know.
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