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.
ImportantAfter activation, you will be presented with several plugins that you have to activate. Do not forget to activate them all or not all of the theme features will be available.
Showbook recommends a few plugins to extend it's functionality. These plugins can be installed automatically from the notification in WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard). Although, Showbook 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 plugin will give you a freedom to create custom home page with drag n drop and live preview it!
Adds extra features like widgets, metaboxes, and custom Elementor widgets. Please download it here.
Adds review system to the post.
If you need a contact form, you can use this plugin.
The all-in-one ecommerce plugin.
Add additional compare function to the shop.
Add additional quick view function to the shop.
Add additional wishlist function to the shop.
We have included Showbook 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 all recommended plugins. Please take a look the Installing Recommended Plugins section to read how to install the plugin.
Because we can't bundled the demo data, so, you need to download the demo data here. Extract it in your computer, you will see 3 files. You need to upload these files, please follow the steps below.
Please go to Appearance → Import Demo Data, scroll to the bottom you will see 3 different uploader, please upload the file based on the intruction. Depending upon the number of content, images and server speed, the process may take long to complete.
ImportantYou must install all the recommended plugins before import the demo data.
If you don't want to import all content from our demo but still want to replicate the design from our demo, you can do that by importing Elementor templates, please follow the steps below:
If you don't understand how to use the template, Elementor has a great video explanation, please go to https://docs.elementor.com/article/60-library.
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 Showbook blank child theme
You can read more about Child theme on WordPress Codex →
If you are migrating from another theme, then upon activating Showbook 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 Showbook's presets.
There is a very easy fix to this issue. Just install Force Regenerate Thumbnails plugin.
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, Showbook 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:
By default, Showbook uses Roboto font as default theme font family. But Showbook provides an option to change it in case you dont like it. It is easy to change it, please follow the steps below.
Showbook allows you to change almost every element colors, but if you just want to change the accent color, please follow these steps:
Container layouts is a variation of the theme container. Showbook provides 3 option to choose:
Showbook also provides two more options, container width and container background color.
Sidebar generator is a feature to create an unlimited custom sidebar. It will be useful if you want to show different sidebar for special page or post in your website.
My Library is a special feature to create custom header and footer for your site using Elementor page builder plugin. You can create unlimited number of header and footer design. To access the setting just go to Appearance → My Library.
After you done designing the custom footer in My Library. Now it's time to use it for the website and display the custom footer all over the website. Follow the steps below:
Elementor is a page builder that fully integrated with Showbook. After you install and activate it, there is a simple task you need to do.
If you are not familiar enough with Elementor please read their useful documentation https://docs.elementor.com/.
We provide 9 custom Elementor widgets to display various of blog layouts, a custom logo, menu and search icon to build your custom header.
All of our themes include a language file to make translating to a different language easy. Inside the theme folder
/wp-content/themes/themename/languages , 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 line below.
/** * 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', '' );
showbook.potin Poedit. Translate as needed.