Academic WordPress Theme Documentation

Introduction

Thank you for purchasing a WordPress Theme. This documentation consists of several parts and shows you the entire process of setting up and administering a WordPress Website from scratch.

What is WordPress CMS?

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It enables you to build Websites and powerful on-line applications and requires almost no technical skills or knowledge to manage. Many aspects, including its ease of use and extensibility, have made WordPress the most popular Web site software available. Learn More

What is a WordPress template

A WordPress template is a skin for a website built with the WordPress CMS platform. In other words, you can easily change your WordPress Web site appearance by installing a new template in a few easy steps. With all its simplicity, a WordPress template is provided with all the necessary source files and you are free to edit or extend it the way you need.

Help and Support

Files structure

The template package you have downloaded consists of several folders. Let's see what each folder contains:

  • documentation - contains documentation files.
    • documentation.html - the main documentation file. You are right here :)
  • screenshots - contains template screenshots. Not for production.
  • theme - contains WordPress theme files.
    • theme####.zip - this folder content all the necessary files for the theme.
    • sample_data - contains files that can make your WordPress website look like our live demo.
      • sample_data.xml - contains all template sample data (posts, pages, categories, etc.).
      • various images and other media files
    • manuall_install - contains files that can make your WordPress website look like our live demo.
      • uploads - contains theme images.
      • theme#####.sql - database backup file (contains theme content).
  • license.txt - contains license details.
  • readme.txt - contain information about theme images path and font use and usage scritps.

Template installation

Template installation is very easy process. The installation process includes only two simple steps: theme installation and sample data installation.

All installation steps can be done within WordPress interface. It makes process comfortable and fast.

Step 1. Theme installation

  1. Go to the menu Appearance > Themes and click the Add New Theme button.
  2. Click the Upload link.
  3. Click the Browse button and navigate to the unzipped template package on your computer.
  4. Look for a file called academic-pro.zip Click on it to select, then click OK.
  5. Click the Install Now button and wait until the installation is complete.
  6. Click the Activate link to change the current layout of the site to the theme your purchased.
  7. Go to Appearance >> Theme Options >> Restore Default.

Congratulations, your theme have been successfully installed!

Step 2. Sample Data Installation

To make your WordPress website look like our live demo, please follow the instructions below.

  1. Go to the tools Select import option and select wordpress and install then browse xml file and you'r done. See below screenshot.

How to set up homepage

Setup Header

Follow these instructions to setup header.

  • For Header Topbar Left: Go to Appearance >> Theme Options >> Basic Setting >>Add Contact Info
  • For Header Topbar Right: Go to Appearance >> Theme Options >> Basic Setting >> Add Apply Now button text and link.
  • For Site Name/Logo: For changing site name go to Settings >> General >> Site Title OR if you want to uplaod logo for your site go to Appearance >> Theme Options >> Basic settings >> Logo. Please see the theme option tab in this documentation for more details.
  • For Navigation: See the Setup Navigation tab of this documentation.
  • For Slider: Go to Appearance >> Theme Options >> Homepage Slider >> Upload image, Add Title, Add Description
  • For Slider Bottom Three Box: Go to Appearance >> Theme Options >> Basic Setting >> Add Title, Description, Icon Name and Title Link.
FontAwesome icon name for slider bottom three box.
Take all the icons name from Font Awesome

Setup Grandmaster Talk Section

For setting up grandmaster talk section Go to >> Appearance >> Theme Options >> Sections >> Select Section 1.

Shortcode/Content for Grandmaster Talk Section.
<div class="about-left"><h3>Grandmaster Talk</h3><h2>EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON</h2><p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Cras eget faucibus ligula. Sed arcu lorem, sagittis sit amet venenatis ac, lobortis id nisl. Donec pharetra at enim vitae pulvinar. Praesent posuere tellus at aliquam cursus. Quisque suscipit elit lectus, ac facilisis urna pretium non. Vivamus maximus tellus eget enim pretium, a scelerisque erat ullamcorper. Sed feugiat tellus quam, in feugiat augue tincidunt et.</p><img src="http://localhost/alexa/academic/wp-content/themes/academic-pro/images/sign.png"><h4>Katherine Nicolas</h4><span>Academics Grandmaster</span></div><div class="about-thumb"><img src="http://localhost/alexa/academic/wp-content/themes/academic-pro/images/about-thumb.jpg"><figcaption></figcaption></div><div class="clear"></div>

Setup Featured Courses Section

For setting up featured courses section Go to >> Appearance >> Theme Options >> Sections >> Select Section 2.

For setting up featured courses page first of all you need to add some posts by using Featured Courses Posts. Follow below instruction to add posts.

Once you added posts in the Featured Courses Posts type after that you just have to add post shortcode in the sections content area and you'r done.

Shortcode/Content for Featured Courses Section.
[featured_courses show="3"]

Setup Video Training For Adobe Student Products Section

For setting up video training for student products section Go to >> Appearance >> Theme Options >> Sections >> Select Section 3.

Shortcode/Content for Video Training For Adobe Student Products Section.
<div class="video-left"><h2>Video Training for Adobe Student products</h2><p>Morbi tincidunt quis nunc quis consectetur. Quisque efficitur scelerisque sem, at dignissim magna dignissim quis. Duis quis posuere leo. Aliquam erat volutpat. Nulla eget sagittis turpis, eu sodales libero. Ut ultricies lacus in dui rhoncus ornare. Aenean faucibus dui in sagittis malesuada. Sed malesuada ultrices vehicula. Quisque et luctus eros.</p><div class="clear"></div><a href="#" class="morebutton">Start Learn</a></div><div class="video-right"><iframe width="500" height="260" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sEn6OKsVoMs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div><div class="clear"></div>

Setup Our Skilled Lecturers Section

For setting up upcoming Our Skilled Lecturers section Go to >> Appearance >> Theme Options >> Sections >> Select Section 4.

For setting up Our Skilled Lecturers page first of all you need to add some posts by using Our Team Posts. Follow below instruction to add posts.

Once you added posts in the Our Team Posts type after that you just have to add post shortcode in the sections content area and you'r done.

Shortcode/Content for Our Skilled Lecturers Section.
[our-team show="4"]

Setup Latest News and Upcoming Events Section

For setting up latest news section first of all you need to add some posts by using Posts. Follow below instruction to add posts.

Once you added posts in the latest news Posts type after that you just have to add post shortcode in the sections content area and you'r done. (Section 5.)

For setting up upcoming events section first of all you need to add some posts by using Upcoming Events Posts. Follow below instruction to add posts.

Once you added posts in the upcoming events Posts type after that you just have to add post shortcode in the sections content area and you'r done. (Section 5.)

Latest News and Upcoming Events Shortcode:
[column_content type="one_half"]<h2>Latest News</h2><div class="latestnews">[latest-news showposts="3" date="show" author="show"]<div class="clear"></div></div><a href="#" class="button">View All</a>[/column_content][column_content type="one_half_last"]<h2>Upcoming Events</h2><div class="events">[events show="2"]</div><a href="#" class="button">View All</a>[/column_content]

Setup Static Counter Section

For setting up static counter section Go to >> Appearance >> Theme Options >> Sections >> Select Section 6.

Shortcode/Content for Static Counter Section.
[counter value="80" title="Professional Teachers"][counter value="20" title="New Courses"][counter value="15" title="Academic Awards"][counter value="100" plus="yes" title="Learning e-books"][counter value="70" title="Registered Students" last="yes"]

Setup What Our Students Say Section

For setting up What Our Students Say section first of all you need to add some testimonials by using testimonials post type please see the below screenshot.

After adding post to What Our Students Say go to Appearance >> Theme Options >> Sections >> Section 7.

What Our Students Say section Shortcode/Content:
[testimonials]

Setup Client Logo Section

For setting up client logo section Go to >> Appearance >> Theme Options >> Sections >> Select Section 8.

Shortcode/Content for Client Logo Section.
[client_lists][client image="http://localhost/alexa/academic/wp-content/themes/academic-pro/images/logo1.jpg" link="#"][client image="http://localhost/alexa/academic/wp-content/themes/academic-pro/images/logo2.jpg" link="#"][client image="http://localhost/alexa/academic/wp-content/themes/academic-pro/images/logo3.jpg" link="#"][client image="http://localhost/alexa/academic/wp-content/themes/academic-pro/images/logo4.jpg" link="#"][client image="http://localhost/alexa/academic/wp-content/themes/academic-pro/images/logo5.jpg" link="#"][client image="http://localhost/alexa/academic/wp-content/themes/academic-pro/images/logo6.jpg" link="#"][/client_lists]



Page Templates and Sidebars


Page Templates

  • Default Template (the default page template with a right sidebar position)
  • Full Width Page (a page template with one column without a sidebar)
  • Left Sidebar (a page template with left sidebar position)
  • No Sidebar (a page template have space on left and right.)
  • Blog (Full Width) (a blog templates with one column without sidebar)
  • Blog (Left Sidebar) (a blog templates with left sidebar position)
  • Blog (Right Sidebar) (a blog template with right sidebar position)
  • Blog (No Sidebar) (a blog template with no sidebar position)
  • Contact (Full Width) (a contact template with add google map position)

Posts, Categories and Post Formats

Adding category

Review the following article for more information on adding categories: http://codex.wordpress.org/Manage_Categories_SubPanel

  1. Log into your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard).
  2. Click the Posts tab.
  3. With that done, click Categories for blog posts.
  4. Type in the name of your new category.
  5. After that, click the Add New Category button.
Click the Publish button.

Creating a Blog post

  1. Log into your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard).
  2. Click the Posts tab.
  3. Click the Add New tab.
  4. Type in your post content. For more information on adding posts, please check the following link http://codex.wordpress.org/Posts_Add_New_SubPanel.

Shortcodes

A shortcode is a powerful content building tool http://codex.wordpress.org/Shortcode. Shortcodes are easy to use. First of all, make sure that the editing mode is set to Visual.

All available shortcodes are conditionally divided into these groups:

  • Testimonials - used for testimonials output.
  • Social icon - used for social icon output.
  • One half, one third, one fourth, one fifth - used for display content on columns.
  • Tabs - used for display tabs.
  • Toggle content - used for display toggle.
  • Accordion content - used for display accordion.
  • Gradient Button - used for small, medium, large, xtra large gradient button.
  • Simple Button - used for small, medium, large, xtra large simple button.
  • Round Button - used for light, dark round button.
  • Message Boxes - used for success, error, warning, info, about message boxes.
  • Search - used to display search form.
  • List style - used to display lists.
  • Blogpost - used to display blog post.

Testimonial


[testimonials]

Elements


One half
[column_content type="one_half"]Column 1 Content goes here...[/column_content]
[column_content type="one_half_last"]Column 1 Content goes here...[/column_content]

Description: used to display column content. You can also use type="one_third OR one_fourth OR one_fifth" make sure to add _last for the last column.


Tabs
[tabs]
[tab title="TAB TITLE 1"]Tab Content goes here...[/tab]
[/tabs]

Description: use to display tab content.


Toggle content
[toggle_content title="Toggle Title 1"]Toggle Content goes here...[/toggle_content]

Description: use to display toggle content.


Accordion Content
[accordion]
[accordion_content title="ACCORDION TITLE 1"]Accordion Content goes here...[/accordion_content]
[/accordion]

Description: use to display accordion content.


Gradient Button
[gradient_button size="small" bg_color="#000000" color="#ffffff" text="text here"  title="title here" url="#" position="left"]

Description: use to display gradient button. you can use small, medium, large, xtra lareg sizes.


Simple Button
[simple_button size="small" bg_color="#000000" color="#ffffff" text="text here"  title="title here" url="#" position="left"]

Description: use to display simple button. you can use small, medium, large, xtra lareg sizes.


Round Button
[round_button style="light" text="text here"  title="title here" url="#" position="left"]

Description: use to display round button. you can use light or dark style.


Horizontal rule
[hr] 

Description: used to display a horizontal line.


Succes Message Box
[message type="success"]This is a sample of the 'success' style message box shortcode. To use this style use the following shortcode[/message]

Description: use to display success message box. you can also use error, warning, info, about types.


Search
[searchform]

Description: use to display search form.


List Style
[unordered_list style="list-1"]<li>List style 1</li>[/unordered_list]

Custom Widgets

Theme Options

The following theme contains the Settings option. These settings allow you to change the theme’s color palette, order of items, turn items on/off and do lots of other things. In order to use these settings, please go to Appearance → Theme Options.

Basic Settings

Sections

Slider Settings

Shortcode