Introduction

Thank you for purchasing our product! We are very glad that you have decided on our Cuisinier WordPress Theme.

This documentation will help you to set up and use the Cuisinier WordPress Theme. The theme is very easy to use and we are here to guide and help you, so please read and follow the documentation, if there are some other issues you want to discuss then do not hesitate to contact us on support@teslathemes.com. This documentation is more of a reference work if you do not know what to do, or if you are not familiar to WordPress.

Please read the following very carefully as it will help you set the theme up, we have gone through the setup process multiple times and provided the best possible instructions.

We strongly recommend you to use a fresh install of WordPress and integrate your content into the pages according to the documentation. Of course, you can try to implement the theme into your current WordPress, but we will not provide in-depth support for it. The theme has specific settings that may conflict with your current setup of categories, plugins, javascript use, and more.

We wish you good luck in your work with Cuisinier WordPress Theme, and of course we would love to see your website and what you come up with by using this theme.

The theme is very easy to use and we are here to guide and help you, so please read and follow the instructions and if you have further questions write us a email support@teslathemes.com. This documentation is more of a reference work if you do not know what to do and need a better understanding on how the template is built write us an email.

Note: You can click on small images to zoom in and then move the mouse to the position you need.

Browser and Devices support

Since Cuisinier is built on Bootstrap 3 framework, it supports the same browsers as Bootstrap.

This template is responsive and should look fine on all standard mobile devices.

browsers

Installing WordPress

To start working with Cuisinier you need to have WordPress installed on your server (local,dev or production)

Step 1: Download and Extract

Download and unzip the WordPress package from Download Wordpress.

Step 2: Upload

Copy the extracted contents of wordpress zip to the corresponding path of the server. Make sure WP has permissions to write the folder it is located in.

Now when accessing the corresponding URL you should see the following message:

Wp first

Step 3: Edit the Configuration File

Auto Mode: After clicking on "Create a configuration file" then "Let's Go" you will get the configuration page:

Establishing a connection

If the information is correct and everything works fine you will receive:

Successful

If it's successful then skip the "Manual Mode" if not, follow the instructions bellow.

Manual Mode: You can either rename the file wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php on your local machine or on you server (you'll still need to tell WordPress your database information).

Open wp-config.php with a txt editor and enter your database information under the section labeled:

// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress');

/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'root');

/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'root');

/** MySQL hostname */
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

/** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');

/** The Database Collate type. Don't change this if in doubt. */
define('DB_COLLATE', '');

After the information is edited upload the file to the server.

Step 4: Site name and login data

If it's all sparky then you click Run the Install and fill all the lines shown bellow:

Login Information

This being the last step you will see a success message.

Success

Click Log in and now you can proceed to you site. Now you can go to installing your Cuisinier WordPress Theme.

Installing Theme

To install the Cuisinier WordPress Theme you will need WordPress v3.6 or newer.

Option A

Follow the steps and upload the Theme's installation zip file through the WordPress admin backend:

  1. Download the theme archive, Cuisinier.zip
  2. Unzip the theme archive
  3. Find the installation file, Cuisinier.installation.zip
  4. Go to your WP admin – Appearance – Themes – Add New – Upload Theme – Choose file
  5. Upload the Cuisinier.installation.zip file.

upload

Then, when prompted activate the theme.

Note: If you can't get passed the file upload limit and/or if you get an error message mentioning exhausted memory size or something in those lines, you could try to increase that limit by adding to the "wp-config.php" the following line of code:

define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M');

Option B

Uploading directly to the Server:

  1. Download the theme archive, Cuisinier.zip
  2. Unzip the theme archive
  3. Find the installation folder, Cuisinier
  4. Connect to your server via FTP or any other way that will allow you to explore and upload files directly.
  5. Navigate to your WP Installation Folder/wp-content/themes/
  6. Upload the Cuisinier folder here.

If everything went well in Option A or B, the theme should appear under Appearance → Themes like shown below:

cover

Then, when prompted activate the theme. Or go to Appearance->Themes and press the Activate button next to the theme.

Now you are ready to customize your theme.

Blog & Front Pages

Create a page that will serve as homepage - In wordpress admin panel under Pages → Add New, name it for example "Front Page Default". Also, select "Home" as the template used by the page.

Create a page that will serve as the archive page of blog posts - In wordpress admin panel under Pages → Add New, name it for example "Blog". Make sure that the permalink slug is "blog" only. Also, select "Default Template" as the template used by the page.

Set the front page to display as a static page: - Go to Settings → Reading → A static page (select below) → Front page: → Choose your page from the drop-down menu.

Also you can use your own icon image links or icon codes in for Home page main menu :

Choose your posts page from the drop-down menu. It should be the "Blog" page we have just created.

Your page should look something like:

home page

Tesla Framework

FW tour

All our themes are powered by Tesla Framework ( Tesla Framework Tour ), a powerful administration tool that comprises all our great features and allows you to easily customize the look and functionality of your theme, without advanced knowledge of programming. It gives you the possibility to customize and manage your theme settings from a dedicated area within your Wordpress Admin. Tesla Framework works smoothly, is intuitive and easy to use, once you install one of our themes you will be able to personalize its logo, site background and color, SEO options, social media networks and more; all from one place.

Our Framework is in continuous development and improvement process, we are working hard to provide you an easy administration tool, and we're guided by the latest UX trends and new technologies.

To personalize your theme you need to follow the instructions below.

Note: Options will vary from theme to theme depending on their features.

General Settings

Use these settings to customize the logo,favicon and insert custom css.

General Options

Site Colors

Use these settings to change available theme colors and background image.

Site colors

SEO & Socials

Choose what social share platforms to be used on single post pages and in footer/header. Also you can insert a tracking code that will be appended in the body of your website.

SEO Social

Additional Options

This section of the framework differs the most from theme to theme. Most of the settings have descriptions or are pretty self explanatory, so please try to play with them before asking for support :) .

Additional Options

Here is an example on the Cuisinier's 404 error page with the colors corresponding to the image above.

Error 404 Cuisinier

Header Footer Cuisinier

Here is an example of Related Posts from the Blog Page with the colors corresponding to the image above.

Related Posts Cuisinier

Here is an example of Twitter widget from the blog sidebar.

Twitter Widget Cuisinier

Typography

On this tab you can pick a color,font and size for text from different sections of the theme.

Typography Info

Subscription

If you use the subscribe for on your project, all incoming data will be showed in thie section.

On this tab you can view / export / clear the list of subscribers. This will work only if you use our subscription widget / shortcode / template.

Subscribers Info

Contact Info

These options tweak your Contact page ( the one using either contact template or contact shortcode.

Contact Info

The options left blank will not appear.

Export/Import Options

To clear, export, import options for the settings explained above, go to WP Admin -> Tesla Theme -> Export/Import Options.

Export/Import Options

Clear Options: Restores all the inputs to default values. You will lose all customization made in the theme options tabs.

Import Demo Options: Imports the options predefined by our developers as seen on demo page.

Note: Importing demo options will not make your website look entirely as on our demo. You still need to import demo content and use specific plugins and widgets if theme requires so.

Export Options: Saves the current options to a file. This file can be later used to import options as described below. Useful when migrating to a new server.

Import Options: Loads options from an earlier exported file.

Warning ! Importing or clearing options will erase your theme current settings from Tesla Theme page . Make sure you make a backup first by "Exporting Options".

Import Demo Content

To import the content that is used on our demo page, go to WP Admin -> Tesla Theme -> Import Demo.

Import Demo

Warning ! Importing Demo Content will add posts and media files to your wordpress. It is not recommended to do it if you already have your own content. It would be better if you back up your data before importing the demo content.

Some error may happen due to permissions or repeating media. If the final message is green and successful just ignore them. If it fails or takes longer than 15 min to load please contact our support team and send the WP + FTP credentials.

Theme Updates

Warning ! You will lose all the customizations made in the parent theme if you make this update. Make sure that you work with Child Theme to keep the customizations during updates.

Wordpress will check for updates each hour and our themes will be displayed on the WP's updates page automatically.

To check for updates manually go to WP Admin -> Tesla Theme and at the top click on the Check Updates button. If there are updates, the newest version will be displayed and the "Go to updates page" button will appear, clicking on it will lead you to the Wordpress' updates page.

Theme Updates

Note: Click on View Changelog before updating to see what has been added or changed.

Select the checkbox next to the Tesla Theme and then click on Update Themes

Theme Updates 2

If you get any errors during this process please be sure that WP has permission to write in /wp-content folder.

Contact Form Builder

This feature is not available on all themes.

Tesla Contact Form Builder is meant to give the user as much customizability over the view of the contact forms in the theme as the layout permits.

To create the form go to Forms menu and start building in the first form by default created for you.

Insert an id, email receiver and choose the location where the form should appear (or leave it blank to use the form in a shortcode or widget).

Form Builder

Now to display the form on the front end we need to use a shortcode, contact widget or the form will appear automatically in a predefined Location that was choosed in the builder.

Shortcode:

[contacts title="Quick Contact" description="Type a message if you want to contact us"]

Theme Updates 2

Custom Posts & Shortcodes

Custom Posts

To ease the process of creating a website our TeslaFramework combines Theme Options, Custom Posts, Shortcodes and Templates.

Most of the custom posts are linked with a shortcode that you can use on any page. Some will need a specific page template to be called on. Others have their own placement and will be used as content for static locations.

The best way to understand and start working with our custom posts and shortcodes is to Import Demo Content and modify it.

Next we will explain each custom post in part. It's parameters and limitations of use. But don't be afraid to experiment.

Note: In the following screens, the colors from WP Admin match the generated content on the frontend.

Standard shortcodes

Grid

To create columns use the shortcodes as shown bellow:

[section background="http://teslathemes.com/demo/wp/cuisinier/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/parallax-background.jpg"]
    [row]
        [column size="5"]
            Content of first Column
        [/column]
        [column size="7"]
            Content of second Column
        [/column]
    [/row]
[/section]

Revolution Slider

Revolution Slider Demo

Cuisinier Revolution Slider



Create Slider

Create Revolution Slider


How to create new Slider?
  • Select the New Installed Revolution Slider
  • Press Create New Slider


New Revolution Slider


Your First Slider
  • Set the Slider Title and the Slider Alias (please don't use special chars and spaces here !)
  • Select your Layout and Settings and press Create Slider. (below you will see a Description for each settings in and Possibilities)



Main Settings


Editing Main Settings
  • Once you Created a Slider, you can open the Slider Settings (Settings) any time to manage any general settings per Slider


Settings Revolution Slider

Edit Revolution Slider


Slider Title

A Internal used Name for the Slider. Only for Backend Usage


Slider Alias

An individual name of the slider. Dont use Speical chars and spaces here. This will be used for ShortCode embeding and for any other art for embeding and corresponding / link internal to the slider.


Slider Shortcode

This is the Shortcode to embed into your Wordpress Pages, widgets etc.


Source Type

Posts
Pull content for the slides from Wordpress Posts by Categories and/or Tags

Specific Posts
Pull content for the slides from specific choosen Wordpress Posts

Gallery (this was the only type in previous versions)
This is the default type, no content from other sources will be pulled. This type will be used most of the times.




General Settings

General Settings Revolution Slider


Delay

Set the Delay Globaly for each slide. You can modificate the Delay Time per Slide under the Edit Slide function.


Shuffle Mode

Random Order of Slides on/off


Lazy Load

Use Dummy images during Document Load. Main images per slider are loaded on Demand when the slide is shown first time.


Use Multi Language (WPML)

If WPML is installed, this enables the multilanguage option for the Slider. After this is set to true, you can choose in which languages each slide can be seen, and each slide can have multiple versions for each language with own captions and so on.


Stop Slider

Use this setting to stop the Slider after a predefined Loop and at a predefined Slide. Loops 0 means in the first loop to stop and Stop At Slide 1 would stop directly at First slide. i.e. Stop After Loops 2 and Stop At Slide 3 would stop the slider after 2 Loops ath the 3thd slide


Position

Position Revolution Slider

The Position of the Slider within the Contaienr which is wrapping the slider.


Appearance

Appearance Revolution Slider


Shadow Type

Choose between different Shadow Effects under the slider. Shadow Height is excluded of the Slide Height ! You may need to set extra margin bottom via the Position Settings !

Navigation Revolution Slider

Here is a Detailed Guide For REVOLUTION SLIDER

Food And Drinks

Shortcode [dishes title="Food & Drinks" description="Only the best ones from all over the world. Let’s take a look on this"][/dishes] generates a Food And Drinks Section.

You can use icons either custom icon images using the image link.

To display a Food and Drink items use shortcode [dish title="Main Dishes" addclass="icon-all" cols="2" link="http://teslathemes.com/demo/wp/cuisinier/?page_id=12"] wrapped in [dishes][/dishes]

Available attributes for [dish title="" cols="" link=""] :

title="": add the title for the dish item
cols="": number of columns for the dish item
link="": add the link for the dish item
addclass="": add a custom CSS class for the dish element
custom_icon="": add a custom icon image link

Below is the example using shortcodes:

Food and Drinks

To display Food and Drinks block use the following shortcode construction:

[dishes title="" description=""][dish title="" cols="" link=""]...[/dishes]

About Section

[about_box title="About"][/about_box] shortcode generates a section as show below:

About Box

The

[about_box title="About"][/about_box]
shortcode uses the following attributes:

title: Generates title for About Us Page

Offers

[offer title="" description=""][/offer] shortcode generates a section as show below:

shortcode uses the following attributes:

title="": add the title for Offer Section
description="": add the description for Offer Section

Offer Section

[offer_content title=""][/offer_content] shortcode generates a content for offer section as show below:

shortcode uses the following attributes:

title="": add the title for Offer Content

Offer Content

This custom post in combination with[offer_slider] generates Slider for Special Offer section as show below:

Offer Slider

To create it , go to WP Admin -> Offers Slider -> Add New -> Add a title -> Place Your Label or Logo -> Add a featured image.

Offer Slider

This custom post in combination with[recipe_gallery title="" description=""] shortcode generates a recipe gallery section as show below:

shortcode uses the following attributes:

title="": add the title for Recipe Gallery
description="": add the description for Recipe Gallery

Recipe Gallery

To create it , go to WP Admin -> Recipe Gallery -> Add New -> Add a title -> Place Link for Gallery Slide -> Add a featured image.

Recipe Gallery

From Our Blog

[recent_posts title="" description="" number=""] shortcode generates From Our Blog section as show below:

shortcode uses the following attributes:

title="": add the title for Recipe Gallery
description="": add the description for Recipe Gallery
number="": set the post numbers to display (default is 3 posts)

From Our Blog

Quick Contact

[contacts title="" description=""] shortcode generates Quick Contact section as show below:

shortcode uses the following attributes:

title="": add the title for Recipe Gallery
description="": add the description for Recipe Gallery

Quick Contact

This custom post in combination with[cuisinier_gallery title=""] shortcode generates a Cuisinier Gallery Page as show below:

shortcode uses the following attributes:

title="": add the title for Recipe Gallery
all_button="All": add your own label for all filtering button

Gallery

To create it , go to WP Admin -> Gallery -> Add New -> Add a title -> Upload Photo in Gallery -> Select item width on gallery page -> Specify to which categories belongs the photo.

Recipe Gallery

Abilities And Skills

Shortcode [skills title=""][/skills] generates a Abilities And Skills Section.

To display a Abilities And Skills items use shortcode [skill title="" percentage=""] wrapped in [skills][/skills]

Available attributes for [skill title="" percentage=""] :

title="": add the title for the dish item
percentage="": skill level in percents

Below is the example using shortcodes:

Skills

To display Abilities And Skills block use the following shortcode construction:

[skills title=""][skill title="" percentage=""]...[/skills]

About Me

[about title="" share=""][/about] shortcode generates a section as show below:

About

The

[about title="" share=""][/about]
shortcode uses the following attributes:

title: Generates title for About Me Page
share: Takes values "true" or "false" Generates the share buttons from Dashboard -> Cuisinier -> Seo and Socials (Share This Feature)

Parallax Block

[about_parallax author="" ratio="" image=""][/about_parallax] shortcode generates a section as show below:

About Parallax

The

[about_parallax author="" ratio="" image=""][/about_parallax]
shortcode uses the following attributes:

author: Generates author name
ratio: The ratio is relative to the natural scroll speed, so a ratio of 0.5 would cause the element to scroll at half-speed, a ratio of 1 would have no effect, and a ratio of 2 would cause the element to scroll at twice the speed.
image: Set image url as value for attribute to display the background image for parallax block

Food and Drinks

This custom post in combination with[food_and_drinks] shortcode generates a section as show below:

This shortcode supports the following parameters : title:custom page heading
nr:number of custom posts to dysplay
all_button:custom filter label
all_icon:custom image link for "All" filter

 Food and Drinks

 Food and Drinks

 Food and Drinks

To create it , go to WP Admin -> Food And Drinks -> Add New -> Add a title -> Set Featured Image -> Place recipe content -> Rate Recipe.

Recipe Gallery

Ingredients

[ingredients title=""] shortcode generates a section as show below:

The

[ingredients title=""]
shortcode uses the following attributes:

title: Generates title for Ingredients block

Ingredients

Cooktime, Serves, Difficulty

[cooktime title="" image=""]
[serves title="" image=""]
[difficulty title="" image=""]
shortcodes generates a section as show below:

The shortcodes use the following attributes:

title: Generate the title
image: Generate the icon

Cooktime

Recipe

[recipe][/recipe] displays recipe in following format as show below:

Recipe

Page Templates

Templates

This easy to use WP feature will help you create fancy layouts with 2 clicks. When adding a page you can choose from different templates:

  • Home
  • About
  • Food And Drinks
  • Gallery
  • Page
Note: Some page templates may require additional configuration from custom posts and theme options pages.

Widgets

Cuisinier has 5 custom widgets:

  • [TeslaThemes] RECENT POSTS
  • [TeslaThemes] TWITTER
  • [TeslaThemes] QUICK LINKS
  • [TeslaThemes] FOLLOW US
  • [TeslaThemes] SUBSCRIBE

Widgets Footer

Widgets Blog

To place them , go to WP Admin -> Appearance -> Widgets and drag the widgets in the footer sidebar area filling the options provided.

Widgets Footer

Widgets Blog

Note: Some Widgets may require additional configuration from custom posts and theme options pages.