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.
Smallbiz recommends a few plugins to extend it's functionality. These plugins can be installed automatically from the notification in WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard). Although, Smallbiz 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!
We strongly recommended you to install this plugin. This plugin will give you extra features such as Tiled galleris, Related posts, Social sharing & Contact Form.
We have included Smallbiz 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, WooCommerce, etc.
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/
You can read more about Child theme on WordPress Codex →
If you are migrating from another theme, then upon activating Smallbiz 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 Smallbiz'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, Smallbiz 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:
Smallbiz comes packed with multiple Theme Options available via the Customizer:
You can use any custom RSS url such as Feedburner service.
This setting only applied to Front Page Template and Grid Page Template.
Enable or disable comment section on Posts.
Enable or disable comment section on Pages.
Enable or disable title on page.
Enable or disable featured image on page.
Enable or disable author box on single post. Author box is an information about the author of the post.
Enable or disable next and previous post navigation on single post.
Customize the footer text/credits.
By default, the homepage will display your latest posts in a traditional blog format. If you prefer, the Front Page template can be used to display three optional featured page areas, three optional widget areas, and a big leading image with a call-to-action (as seen in the theme demo).
If you’d like to use this template as the front page of your site, follow these instructions:
The Front Page Template includes the following:
The Grid Page Template displays all child pages of the page in a grid format. You might use this for your case studies, services page or features page, for example.
The Full Width Page Template is fitting for landing page, embedding a map, a video, or a contact form.
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', '' );
smallbiz.potin Poedit. Translate as needed.
With Smallbiz, you have the option to display links to your social media profiles in the header, just above the website menu. Available icons:
How do I set up a social links menu?
Launch the Customizer and click on the Menu tab on the left and click the + Add a Menu button. You can name it "Social Menu" or choose any other name.
Check the Social Location under the Menu Location.
How to add different social icons?
All you need is use the Custom Links panel. Inside the "URL" field add the social page url and inside the "Link Text" add the name of the social, for example "Facebook".