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. If you're stuck with anything, please refer to support forums.
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 PostBoard blank child theme.
You can read more about Child theme on WordPress Codex →
We have included Postboard 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 theOne-Click Demo Importplugin. Please take a look theInstalling Recommended Pluginssection to read how to install the plugin.
After that please go toAppearance → Import Demo Data, then click theImport Demo Databutton. 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 therecommended pluginsbefore importing the demo content such as Jetpack, TJ Team Content, Advanced Custom Fields Pro, WooCommerce, etc.
If you use this theme for existing website, we recommended you to install Force Regenerate Thumbnails plugin to fix the image sizes. Every theme has different image dimensions, so this is important step to do.
There are several plugins we recommend you to install. Some of this plugins will extend the theme so you'll get the maximum feature in this theme.
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 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 PostBoard as a multilanguage site/theme.
To import content from our demo!
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", "");
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!
In the General panel you can setup some options like:
In the Header panel you can setup some options like:
In the Color panel you can change some options like:
We package PostBoard with Google Fonts option, you can easily change the font family of the text content and the heading (h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6).
This customizer is one of the coolest feature of this theme. You can have many options to control the layout of your site.
Couple of things you can do here:
But please remember, all of those settings are page based which means you have to navigate the customizer preview (the right screen of the page) to the actual page. For example,
PostBoard 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.
PostBoard has an integrated Rating system. Your readers can 'Like' or 'Love' whichever posts they prefer.
'Vote' or 'Like' can be done in the Archive Grid:
or in the Single Post:
Along with Rating system, you and/or your readers can also sort the posts by rating, or else.
You can 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:
If you have Custom Grid Width option enabled, you can set your certain Post to have a Wide column in the grid.
Here's a sample result:
or check it out on the demo.
PostBoard comes with optional Team member page to display your website editor or author. Please check the demo to see it in action.
You can use these shortcodes by installing our Shortcodes plugin which available for free! You can see the shortcodes in action here.