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 SiteBox blank child theme.
You can read more about Child theme on WordPress Codex →
We have included Sitebox 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.
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.
Recommended or minimum image size for SiteBox is
800px x 480px
This to ensure you don't have any pixelated images especially for Featured Images in posts.
Please make sure any images you upload to the site meet the required minimum size above.
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 SiteBox as a multilanguage site/theme.
Useful plugin if you'd like to add Forum support to your site.
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", "");
Creating home page is important part, because SiteBox home page is widgets based which means you can customize the home page using widgets. We provide 9 custom widgets to customize the home page.
You can also choose which layout you want to use for your Home Page.
By default, SiteBox already run on 'Home Page' at first installation. You can skip Step 1 and 2 below for creating Home Page and start choosing Layouts (Step 3) and customizing your Widgets (Step 4) directly.
But for better convenience, and especially if you'd like to use a separate page for Blog Posts, we recommend you to create a dedicated Home Page as described in Step 1 and 2.
Once you have created a page for your homepage, follow these next steps:
You have five basic options for your Homepage Layout :
But you can combine Wide/Narrow Featured Content with the Archive Layoutoptions:
And for Vertical Menu 1/2 you have additional Menu Color options:
Please check out some of these combinations on the demo.
Note: For Full Width 4 Columns layout, you can only use Home Four Columns widget. See more explanation about this below.
Please take a look at the picture above, you can ONLY use them, only 9 widgets like the picture above and please use them on Home Widget Area.
Note that Home Four Columns widget (the one in the red box) should only be used in Home Layout: Full Width 4 Columns. And this also means Home Full Width Layout can only use this widget.
You can actually put any other widgets beside the rules mentioned above, but we can't guarantee your website will not be broken.
SiteBox Home Widgets setting sample.
SiteBox Home Widgets setting for Home Layout: Full Width 4 Columns sample.
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:
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,
In the Home panel you can setup some options like:
In the Color panel you can change some options like:
We package SiteBox with Google Fonts option, you can easily change the font family of the text content and the heading (h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6).
SiteBox 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.
SiteBox has an integrated Rating system. Your readers can 'Like' or 'Love' whichever posts they prefer.
'Vote' or 'Like' can be done in the Single Post:
Note: above screenshot is taken from our other theme (PostBoard) but the functionality is similar.
Beside the Global setup you can set for Single Post/Page Layout 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:
SiteBox 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.