Doppio Instructions

Instructions for getting started with the WordPress theme Doppio. Head over to the support forums if you need some further help or if the world has fallen on its head.

Installing and Activating the Theme

Login into your WordPress admin area, look under the “Appearance” tab, and select “Themes”.

Click on the “Install Themes” tab at the top of the page and click “Upload”.

Browse to the download location of the Doppio.zip file and select the and press the “Install Now” button.

After you have chosen and uploaded the zip file, you will have three options to choose – click “Activate” to enable the theme on your website.

Built in Theme Options

Built in Theme Options

In your WordPress admin area, look under the “Appearance” tab, and select “Theme Options”. These simple theme options allow you to quickly update the site with your details.

Doppio Admin Options

Front Page

The front page options allow you to customise your front page “Hello Message”. This message is displayed on the homepage template that you select when creating a new page.

You can also turn on/off the homepage search and control the homepage gallery output settings.

Styling

The style options allow you to change the basic front-end styling of the site.

Enable Plain Text Logo: Tick the box of you do not wish to use the default logo or if you wish to use your own uploaded logo.

Upload Your Custom Logo: Upload your own logo, be sure your logo is on a transparent background and saved as either a .png or .gif.

Upload Your Favicon: Here you can upload your own favicon, this will overwrite the default favicon. Files should be saved as a ..png and be 16×16 pixels.

Upload An iPhone/iPad Icon: When you view the site on an iPad or iPhone and select “Add to Home Screen” on your device a default icon will appear for the site. To add your own icon, use the upload feature and ensure your icon is to the dimensions of 234 x 240 pixels.

Upload A Custom Login Logo: When you login into your site [yoursite.com/wp-admin] you can set a custom logo to be displayed on the login screen, this will overwrite the default ThemeJug login logo.

Link Color: You can quickly change the color of the hyperlinks by using the color selector.

Link ‘Hover’ Color: You can quickly change the color of the hyperlinks ‘hover’ color by using the color selector.

Header Color: You can quickly change the color of the header area.

Footer Color: You can quickly change the color of the footer area.

Custom CSS: If you wish to add small amounts of custom CSS to the site, it is best to do it here, this way you avoid altering the themes core CSS files. If you wish to make large theme changes/additions please use a child theme, or use a plugin: Child theme plugin.

Background: You can amend the site background color or upload and image should you wish.

General Options

Your Email: This setting allows you to add the email address that will be used ub the built-in contact form.

Footer Left/Footer Right: You can overwrite the footer text areas with your own custom text. You can also fill this space with a menu. (Appearance -> Menus -> Footer ).

Blog

Use Post Excerpt: This setting allows you to switch between using the_excerpt or the_content on the blog entry list.

Feedburner URL: This setting allows you to add your Feedburner URL, allowing people to subscribe to your blog posts. Example feed format: http://feeds.feedburner.com/mysitename

Single Gallery

Single Gallery – External Credit Text: In a single gallery, you can change the credit text. For example: Designer or Photographe…

Single Gallery – External Button Text: If you provide an external URL for a gallery post, an external link button is created when you hover over a gallery. You can change this text to for your particular needs.

Creating Menus

Creating Menus

In the WordPress admin area click “Menus”. This is located under the “Appearance” tab in the left sidebar.  (Appearance -> Menus). To create a new menu, enter a “Menu Name” and click the blue button ‘Create Menu’, located top left.

Once the new menu is created you can add pages, categories, and custom links from the panels on the left.

You can then drag and drop the menu blocks if you wish to re-order them, you can create submenus by dragging the menu items under each other.

When you’re finished, click the “Save Menu” button.

In the Theme Locations box, under Primary Menu select your menu name from the drop down box and click “Save”.

A secondary navigation is also supported, if activated and setup as above it appears in the right footer area. To create this, follow the steps above to create a newly named menu, in “Theme Locations” select your newly created menu in the ‘Secondary Menu’ drop-down and click “Save”.

Adding Widgets

Adding Widgets

All themes at ThemeJug come packed with custom widgets; you can find these labeled with the prefix [ThemeJug – Widget Name] in the Widget admin area. (Appearance -> Widgets).

You can add these widgets to areas in the blog sidebar and footer widget areas by simply dragging them over and customising each widget option.

Custom Widget Reference:

ThemeJug – Latest Tweets

This widget is used to pull in a custom number of tweets, from a custom Twitter username. Play nice with the Twitter API.

ThemeJug – Video

This widget is used to allow you to embed a responsive video from Vimeo or YouTube into the sidebar area.

ThemeJug – Flickr

This widget is used to pull a specified user group or a specified user photo feed. To get your Flickr ID use http://idgettr.com/ 

ThemeJug – Galleries

This widget is used to display your recent gallery items.

Building A Gallery

Building A Gallery

This theme uses WordPress custom post types to build your gallery. To start first you will need to create a new “Page”. In the left column, find and click Pages -> Add New.

Give your page a title, for example “Gallery” and in the right column of the page editor find the box named “Page Attributes”.

In “Page Attributes” you will see a drop-down box under the heading “Templates”, here you need to select the page template called “Gallery – Paginated”.

Creating A Gallery Archive

Page – Gallery – Paginated

This is used to show a set number of gallery items, WordPress then creates another page when the limit is reach. You can set the pagination number in the “Front Page” panel tab.

Click “Publish”, here you have created a page where all your gallery items will appear on – when you add the gallery items.

Creating Gallery Items

To start filling the gallery pages, locate the “Galleries” link in the left column. Click Galleries -> Add New.

There are three different gallery types supported, you need to select one to use:

Image: All gallery images uploaded are displayed on the page one item at a time.

Slideshow: Automatically create a slideshow that loops through all images you upload. Simply upload your images and close the WordPress image uploader. Do not insert the images into the post content, WordPress gets the images automatically.

Video: Embed a video from Vimeo or YouTube or you can upload a self-hosted video.

Setting A Thumbnail:

You will need to assign each gallery item a “Featured Image” this is used as the gallery thumbnail.

The theme will crop your uploaded images to the correct dimensions; you just need to select a ‘Featured Image’.

In the “Add New Gallery” screen, find the “Featured Image” box and click “Set Featured Image”. Either upload or select a previously uploaded image to use and click the “Use as featured image” link.

Ordering Galleries:

You can drag and drop to re-order your galleries. To do this go: Galleries -> Sort Galleries. Then in the theme option panel in the ‘Front Page’ tab find ‘Gallery – Order By’ and select ‘Menu Order’.

Ordering Uploaded Images:

You can re-order your upload images within a gallery. Simple click the ‘Add Media’ button in a gallery or blog post, in the drop down menu select ‘Uploaded to this post’ and simply drag and re-arrange your images.

Building A Homepage

Building A Homepage

By default WordPress usually sets your homepage to display your blog posts. To set up a homepage like the theme demo, create a new page: Pages -> Add New.

Give your page a title, for example “Home” and in the right column of the page editor find the box named “Page Attributes”.

In “Page Attributes” you will see a dropdown box under the heading “Templates”, here you need to select the page template called “Page – Home”.

Click “Publish” to finish.

Next you need to set your homepage as a static page, in this case, the page you just created. Head over to “Settings -> Reading.

Find the “Front page displays” heading and tick the box labeled “A static page (select below)”. In the “Front Page” select box locate and select your newly created page, in this case “Home”.

Click “Save Changes” to complete.

Adding Content To The Homepage

The theme allows you to feature your galleries on your homepage template and create a welcome message, you can control this in the them admin options under the ‘Front Page’ tab.

Building A Blog

Building A Blog

This theme supports multiple post formats – this means you post your own videos, images, galleries, links, quotes and of course the normal standard posts.

Create a blog post: To create a new blog post, in the left sidebar click “Posts -> Add New’. In the right sidebar you can choose which post format you wish to use.

There are seven different post types supported, you need to select one to use:

Standard: A standard post full of anything you wish!

Gallery: A slider containing your images is automatically created from all the pictures you upload.

Image: This is a single image; simply upload an image of you choice and set it as “Featured Image”.

Link: Here you can post up a link to an external website and an accompanying blurb if you wish about the link.

Quote: Post up a quote of your choice and provide a blurb and reference for the quote.

Video: Embed a video from YouTube or Vimeo.

Creating A Separate Blog Page

Creating A Separate Blog Page

Though not necessary, should you wish to display something other than your blog posts on your homepage, such as a homepage template like in the demo, you can set up another page to display your blog posts on.

To set it up, simply create a new page Pages -> Add New.

Give your page a title, for example “Blog” and click “Publish” to save and finish.

Next you need to set your blog homepage as a static page, in this case, the page you just created. Head over to “Settings -> Reading.

Find the “Front page displays” heading and tick the box labeled “A static page (select below)”. In the “Posts Page” select box locate and select your newly created page, in this case “Blog”.

Click “Save Changes” to complete.

Creating A Contact Form

Creating a Contact Form

This theme comes packed with a built in contact form, to set it up, simply create a new page Pages -> Add New.

Give your page a title, for example “Contact” and in the right column of the page editor find the box named “Page Attributes”.

In “Page Attributes” you will see a dropdown box under the heading “Templates”, here you need to select the page template called “Page – Contact”.

You set the email address for the contact form in the theme options panel (Apperance -> Theme Options -> General), if one is not supplied it will grab the email associated to the WordPress install.

Click “Publish” to save and finish.

 


Doppio Theme Instructions: Version: 1.0

March 25, 2013 by: ThemeJug Support

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