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 SmartZine blank child theme.
You can read more about Child theme on WordPress Codex →
We have included Smartzine 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.
There are several plugins we recommended 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.
This plugin allows you to create a custom contact form.
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 SmartZine home page is widgets based which means you can customize the home page using widgets. We proview 4 custom widgets to customize the home page.
Once you have created a page for your homepage, follow these next steps:
Please take a look at the picture above, you can ONLY use them, only 3 widgets like the picture above and please use them on Home Sidebar . Actually you can add any widgets but we are not guarantee your website will not broken.
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 Home panel you can setup some options like:
This customizer is one of the coolest feature of this theme. You can change the colors to almost all sections of the theme! Like change the background color of the body, header, footer, change the font color, link color, and etc.
We package SmartZine with Google Fonts option, you can easily change the font family of the text content and the heading (h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6).
Another coolest featured of this theme is you control the layout to almost all pages of the site. You can choose the content layout of the archive page like grid or list, show hide post meta on single post, etc. But please remember, all of those settings are page based which means you have to navigate the customizer, we mean your right screen to the actual page.
For example, Posts means single post, Page means a standard page or Category is a category page.
SmartZine proview 3 spots to place an ads.
The option also come with two method, first you can upload your image and add the url and second you can use the textarea to put the ads code like Adsense.
You can setup the post or page layout when add or edit the post or page. There are 3 types layout you can choose:
SmartZine comes with optional Team member page to display you 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.