By: Manhar Sharma
Hello! First of all I would like to thank you for purchasing my theme! :)
If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to ask your question at Contact.
This file will teach you how to set up and use the ZIVAH WordPress Theme.
This file is really extensive so you might think the theme is hard to use,
actually its not, you probably just might jump to the options page and explore everything yourself, this file is more of a reference work if you do not know what to do, or if you are not familiar to WordPress.
Have fun with your new theme! best regards
You can either choose to upload the theme to your server via ftp (only upload the unzipped folder ZIVAH into the folder wp-content/themes/ ) or via WordPress upload function. to use the upload function of the WordPress admin panel make sure to ONLY upload the “ZIVAH” folder and not the whole archive file that you received by themeforest.
Notice: if you are new to WordPress and have problems installing it you might want to check out this link: Solving broken theme issues
After that is done activate the theme as you would activate any other theme at Appearance->Themes.
Zivah comes with certain plugins that are needed for certain function in the theme. In order to activate the plugins navigate to Appearances > Install Plugins. The plugins that are required are the must plugins to install.
You will also the asked to install the plugins after successful installation of the theme
There is a one click demo installer in the theme package. If you find any problem using it then please use the default wordpress importer.
In order to import the dummy data please navigate to the Theme Options under Appearances and open the Install Demo Option. Click the install content option and you are set to go live.
Notice: If you have problem using the built-in importer. Please use the default wordpress importer.
Logo settings can be found under the Appearances > Theme Options menu. In theme Options navigate to the Theme Settings to see the options for the Logo.
The theme offers 3 menu locations: The Top menu, The Main menu location beside your logo and a very small submenu location at the bottom of your page.
You can choose Font for you site by navigating to the Typography Option in the Theme Options.
This theme has three header options along with the options to change the header background and the color of the fonts in the header.
There is also a top header in this theme. You can change the color of the font and the background of the top header.
You can also change the footer background and font color in the footer by navigating the Footer Options in the Theme Options.
There are different types of Post formats available like Standard, Video, Quote, Audio, Gallery. You can change the post format of a cetain post by the Post Format Settings which are available under the Post Editor.
Please note that the banner and the feature boxes only work on the custom blog homepage. Here are the steps for theme configuration :
Create a new page with template selected as custom blog.
Set the newly created page as front page in the settings menu.
In order to set the banner as shown in the demo, go to appearances > theme options > home settings. Settings are marked in the image below. Please note that the Featured posts by ID option is only used if you want selected posts in the banner, Otherwise it will fetch the latest posts from the selected category.
In order to set the promo boxes, go to appearances > theme options > home settings. Settings are marked in the image below.
Different Blog Layouts are used to change the appearance of the Posts in the Blog Page. There are 8 different layouts for the blog which can be accessed under the Blog Settings option in the Theme Options Menu.
If you wish to change the layout of specific Custom Blog Pages than you can use Zivah Page Options to do the same.
You can also choose to change the layout of the single posts by changing the Single Post Header Layout Option in the Blog Settings Option.
If you wish to change the layout of specific posts than you can use Zivah Post Options to do the same.
Zivah comes with different shortcodes to add aditional functionality to you blog layouts. Here is the list of the shortcodes along with the examples :
[accordion] [panel title="The Title"]Content[/panel] [/accordion] [accordion2] [panel2 title="The Title"]Content[/panel2] [/accordion2]
[progressbar] [bar title="The Title" amount="90"][/bar] [/progressbar]
[googlemap api="" width="" height="" zoom="" lat="" long="" scroll="true"]
[post_list title="" cat="" posts="3" cols="3" display_title="yes" display_image="yes" cat_link="yes" cat_link_text="View All"]
[list type="circle"] [li][/li] [/list] [list type="arrow"] [li][/li] [/list] [list] [li][/li] [/list] [list type="cross"] [li][/li] [/list] [list type="tick"] [li][/li] [/list]
[msg type="default"]Your Message[/msg] [msg type="notice"]Your Message[/msg] [msg type="success"]Your Message[/msg] [msg type="fail"]Your Message[/msg]
[columns] [one_half][/one_half] [one_half_last][/one_half_last] [/columns] [columns] [one_third][/one_third] [one_third][/one_third] [one_third_last][/one_third_last] [/columns] [columns] [one_forth][/one_forth] [one_forth][/one_forth] [one_forth][/one_forth] [one_forth_last][/one_forth_last] [/columns] [columns] [one_third][/one_third] [two_thirds_last][/two_thirds_last] [/columns]
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.