ColorWay WordPress Theme Documentation
“ColorWay WordPress Theme” Complete Documentation By InkThemes
Like other themes of InkThemes, this ColorWay business theme is also extremely easy to install and setup and you’d love creating your website with this theme.
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1. Beginning (Important)
Installing the theme
To be able to use ColorWay WordPress, you need to install WordPress on your server. If you don’t know how to do it, please visit:
To install ColorWay theme, just put the theme folder in themes directory under wpcontent and activate it from the WordPress admin.
Installing dummy content
We recommend you install the dummy content which will guide you on creating posts compatible to ColorWay theme. You can download the ColorWay Theme Assets by clicking here .First of all, make sure you delete all of your posts, pages and categories. Then go to “Tools – Import – WordPress” and browse for dummycontent.xml in theme assets package. Then after the upload, don’t forget to check “Download and import file attachments” under Important attachments.
2. Configuring Homepage
Step 1: Head over to Dashboard and then navigate to InkThemes option in the menu to get the options panel.
Step 2: Under General Settings you will find all the basic website setup options.
Here you will be able to change the website logo, favicon, add contact details for tap to call feature and further add the Google tracking code for analytics purpose.
The tap to call contact button appears on the mobile screen. Here the website visitor can click the button to call you directly.
Check out the location of favicon and logo in image below
Step 3: Under Slider Settings you will be able to change the slider settings that appears on the home page of your website.
Here you will be able to option to turn on or off the entire slider, change the slider speed, upload slider image and add heading the sub heading to the slider.
You can add multiple slider images, headings and subheadings one by one in the Slider settings option.
Step 4: Under Home Page Settings you will be able to configure the Feature Boxes, Blog Section, Home Page Widget Area, Home Page WooCommerce Product Section and Front Page Loading animations for your website.
Please have a look at the image below to navigate feature section on the front end.
You will be able to add unlimited Feature boxes by just adding the shortcode given below:
[feature_box] [feature_image url='http://google.com']http:www.demosite.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/img-1.jpg[/feature_image] [feature_heading url='http://google.com']John Doe[/feature_heading] [feature_desc]This Colorway WordPress Theme gives you the easiness of building your site without any coding skills required.[/feature_desc] [/feature_box]
Configure the settings and see the changes in front end as in image below
Step 4: Under Home Page Testimonial Settings, you can put your valuable user’s testimonials for your site.
Testimonial section changes can be seen in the image below like:
[testimonial] [testimonial_desc] Enter the shortcode to add more testimonials. for more description please read the readme.txt file of theme [/testimonial_desc] [testimonial_inner] [testimonial_image] http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/50018-70x70-1.png [/testimonial_image] [testimonial_name]xyz[/testimonial_name] [/testimonial_inner] [/testimonial]
Step 5: Styling Option, provided different color options with ColorWay theme and text presentation in RTL, you can change them according to your needs.
Step 6: Under Footer Settings, you will be able to add social contacts of your website.
Step 7: With SEO Setting, you can add meta keywords, meta description and author name for your website.
3. Gallery Layout
To create a gallery page all you have to do is select the appropriate Gallery Template from the Page Attributes.
After that select gallery template & click at publish button , your gallery page is ready and images would be shown under the gallery page.
Gallery layout can be seen on the gallery page
3. Using Page Template
Selecting the page templates is so easy to do. One can go to the page attributes and can select the desired page template right away.
- One can select Contact template from attributes for the Contact page.
- One can select Blog template from attributes for the Blog page.
- One can select Fullwidth/Gallery template from attributes for Gallery page.
- One can select Default template from attributes for Simple Page
4. Building Menus
Menu with Menu Manager
Cloriato Theme had a prebuilt feature of displaying all the pages and subpages in the menu. However you can also built a custom menu using the Menus option under the “Appearance ” Section.
You can also change the order of the menu according to your requirement by simply drag and drop the menu items.
See how the menu will be shown on front end
5. How to add Widgets
Widgets in Sidebar
For adding widgets in sidebar all you have to do is select Widgets option from Appearance panel , then drag widget of your need & drop it in primary widgets area or in secondary widgets area according to your requirement ,at the end click save button and your widgets are ready to use.
Configured sidebar will be shown like:
Widgets in Footer
For adding widgets in Footer same as sidebar widgets all you have to do is select Widgets option from Appearance panel , then drag widget of your need & drop it in first footer widget area ,secondary footer widget area ,third footer widget area ,fourth footer widget area according to your requirement ,at the end click save button and your widgets are ready to use.
Changes in footer widgets can be shown as in image: