First of all, thank you for buying this theme. To make your experience pleasant, we've added as much info as needed in this documentation.
While we have tried to keep an easy-to-use user interface, we understand that you might have some questions about installing and using our theme. Following is a detailed step-by-step guide to help you with most of the questions or issues that you may be experiencing.
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There are two methods to install the theme. If the normal installation method (a) is not supported by your web host, you will have to use the alternate option (b).
/wp-content/themes/and place the theme folder inside it.
WordPress child theme allows you change the functionality of the theme without having to edit the original/parent theme template files. If you plan to making any customization, we recommend to create a child theme instead of editing the theme template files. Since the child theme is stored separately, you don't need to redo the changes next time you upgrade the theme.
There's a plugin you can use that will create a child theme from within the WordPress dashboard: http://wordpress.org/plugins/child-theme-configurator/or you can download Beginner blank child theme.
You can read more about Child theme on WordPress Codex →
If you are migrating from another theme, then upon activating Beginner you may find previously added images display strangely with weird aspect ratios and sizes. Don't worry. It is normal. The image thumbnails are required to be recreated using Beginner's presets.
There is a very easy fix to this issue. Just install Force Regenerate Thumbnails plugin.
Beginner recommends a few free plugins to extend it's functionality. These plugins can be installed automatically from the notification in WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard). Although, Beginner will work perfectly without any of these plugins, you may want to extend the theme's features with them.
To import content from our demo!
This is the main plugin to add coupon functionality to your site. We recommend you to install this plugin.
If you need some custom content like columns, button or tabbed content, please install this plugin.
If you need to add custom styles to your website, you can use this plugin.
Add custom post type 'Team' to display your site or team members.
You can add custom sidebar for your Post/Page using this plugin.
This plugin allows you to create a custom contact form.
Supercharge your website with cool Jetpack modules.
Powerful plugin to make Beginner as a multilanguage site/theme.
We have included Beginner with one-click demo importer feature. You can easily to import content from our demo then you can edit it with your content. But first please install the One-Click Demo Import plugin. Please take a look the Installing Recommended Plugins section to read how to install the plugin.
After that please go to Appearance → Import Demo Data, then click the Import Demo Data button. Depending upon the number of content, images and server speed, the process may take long to complete.
ImportantIn some themes you need to install some of the recommended plugins before importing the demo content such as Jetpack, TJ Team Content, Advanced Custom Fields Pro, WooCommerce, etc.
All of our themes include a language file to make translating to a different
language easy. Inside the theme folder
you'll find a language file named
themename.pot. Or in this
theme file named
Before translating the theme, you'll need to make sure WordPress is setup
correctly with your locale. Open
wp-config.php and modify the
/** * WordPress Localized Language, defaults to English. * * Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the chosen * language must be installed to wp-content/languages. For example, install * de_DE.mo to wp-content/languages and set WPLANG to "de_DE" to enable German * language support. */ define( 'WPLANG', '' );
beginner.potin Poedit. Translate as needed.
Our theme options are powered by WordPress Customizer. WordPress Customizer is a new and exciting feature that combines theme options with the ability to live preview those changes before saving them!
For starter, in the General panel you can setup some options like:
Beginner has some options to display the Post Date.
The Site Icon is used as a browser and app icon for your site. Icons must be square, and at least 512px wide and tall.
By default, Beginner styles the site title with pre-defined styles and displays it as Text Logo. If you'd like to upload your custom logo for your site, please follow the steps below:
You can choose to hide the Search Form on your Header, although we recommend you to not to.
ImportantIf you're not using Secondary Menu (meaning you do not set any menu in Secondary Location), the Search Header Form will be hidden automatically, regardless the setting in here.
If you'd like to have custom icons in your menu like this:
It's easy. Just follow these steps.
<i class="fa fa-usd"><i>
usd is Font Awesome code for
$ like in the example
For complete reference of the icons, check out this Font Awesome Icons list.
Predefined skins is an alternative color you can use for the theme. Beginner comes with 5 predefined skins you choose.
By default, Beginner uses Merriweather font as primary font family and Droid Sans font as secondary font family. But Beginner provides an option to change them to your preferences. It is easy to change it, please follow the steps below.
Beginner provide 3 spots to place an ads.
The option also come with two method, first you can upload your image and add the url. Or second, you can use the textarea to put the ads code like AdSense. See the picture below.
Beginner offers 3 layouts for the blog page.
You can have a Featured Posts section on your site. It's located right after your main content.
Here's how it looks on the demo:
You can also choose where do you want to show the Featured Content. By default, it's on Front and Home page. But you can also choose to show it on other Archive Page, Search Page, Single Post, Single Page, or even on your 404 Page.
You can choose to hide some elements in your blog post. First, you need to:
And here are the options you can show/hide:
If you prefer, you can choose to hide Page Title in all your pages.
Post formats is a custom presentation of a post and Beginner offers 8 post formats you can choose.
Beginner comes with optional Team page template to display your website description and team. Please check the demo to see it in action. But, to display the team data you need to install our Team plugin.
Theme Junkie Deals (or TJ Deals for short) is the main plugin you need to install to have the coupon functionality on your site.
For each Single Deal, you can have:
For how the last three (3) custom fields above is used, see below:
Below your Single Deal content, you can show/hide Related Deals.
To customize this section, follow these steps:
By default, you can access your list of Deals (Archive Deals) by
Check out on the demo or see how it looks here:
You can customize the Archive Deals Title (1) and Description (2) by following these steps:
Beside the default Archive Deal link, Beginner also comes with optional Deals page template to display your list of deals. Please check the demo to see it in action.
Last but not least, Beginner can also display Featured Deals section on your site. It's located below your main content. If you have enabled Featured Posts as well, Featured Deals will be placed right after that.
You can also choose where do you want to show the Featured Deals. By default, it's on Front and Home page. But you can also choose to show it on other Archive Page, Search Page, Single Post, Single Page, or even on your 404 Page.
Beside the Global Layout you can set in the Customizer, you can also setup the layout per post or page. This is done when you add or edit the post or page. There are 3 types layout you can choose:
You can use these shortcodes by installing our Shortcodes plugin which available for free! You can see the shortcodes in action here.