Introduction

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

This documentation will help you to set up and use the Sevenfold 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 Sevenfold 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 Sevenfold 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 Sevenfold 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 Sevenfold WordPress Theme.

Installing Theme

To install the Sevenfold 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, Sevenfold.zip
  2. Unzip the theme archive
  3. Find the installation file, sevenfold.installation.zip
  4. Go to your WP admin – Appearance – Themes – Add New – Upload Theme – Choose file
  5. Upload the sevenfold.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, Sevenfold.zip
  2. Unzip the theme archive
  3. Find the installation folder, sevenfold
  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 sevenfold folder here.

If everything went well in Option A or B, the theme should appear under Appearance → Themes like shown below with the Zeon theme example. You should see the Sevenfold screenshot:

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".

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.

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

There is also a "Twitter Settings" sections with all the instructions about how to set up the twitter widgets.

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 Zeon's 404 error page with the colors corresponding to the image above.

404 Zeon

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.

Typography

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

Typography

Note: This tab may not exist if the theme lacks the typography feature.

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.

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.

Portfolio

This custom post in combination with [tesla_portfolio] shortcode will create a grid with portfolio items like shown below:

Portfolio Demo

To create it , go to WP Admin -> Portfolio -> Add New . Choose or create a category if you want multiple sliders on different pages.

Portfolio

Then go to a page and insert the shortcode.

[tesla_portfolio category="square" title="Our Projects"]

In the Page Settings Meta Box under the content, choose a collumn value for PORTFOLIO/GALLERY COLUMNS option.

The Mosaic and Masonry effects are built using different cover sizes in combination with the "Box Size" option in the portfolio item settings.

To show the latest portfolio items in the content of a page use the following shortcode :

[tesla_portfolio_latest category="square" nr="8" no_filters="" class="" title=""]

This custom post in combination with [tesla_gallery] shortcode will create a grid with gallery items like shown below:

Gallery Demo

To create it , go to WP Admin -> Gallery -> Add New and fill the options.

Gallery

Then go to a page and insert the shortcode.

[tesla_gallery category="square" title="Our Gallery"]

In the Page Settings Meta Box under the content, choose a collumn value for PORTFOLIO/GALLERY COLUMNS option.

To show the latest gallery items in the content of a page use the following shortcode :

[tesla_gallery_latest category="square" nr="8" columns="6" class=""]

Services

This custom post in combination with [tesla_services] or [tesla_services_2] shortcodes generates a Services box. Below is the example using [tesla_services]:

Services Demo

To create it , go to WP Admin -> Serviceses -> Add New -> Add a title -> Add content . Choose or create a category if you want different Serviceses in different locations.

Services

Then go to a page and insert the following shortcode :

[tesla_services title="Services"]

Now let's see the second [tesla_services_2 title="Services"] shortcode's output ( it uses the same posts and their options ) :

Services Demo 2

Testimonials

This custom post in combination with [tesla_testimonials] shortcodes generates a Testimonials slider as show below:

Testimonials Demo

To create it , go to WP Admin -> Testimonials -> Add New -> Add a title -> Add content -> Add a featured image. Choose or create a category if you want different Testimonial sliders in different locations.

Testimonials

Then go to a page and insert the following shortcode :

[tesla_testimonials title="Testimonials"]

Skills

This custom post in combination with [tesla_skills] , [tesla_skills_2] or [tesla_skills_3]shortcode generates a Skill box as show below:

Skills Demo

To create it , go to WP Admin -> Skills -> Add New -> Add a title -> Add content. Choose or create a category if you want different Statistics boxes in different locations.

Skills

Then go to a page and insert the following shortcode :

[tesla_skills title="Statistics"]

Now let's see the second [tesla_skills_2 title="Take a look at our skills" subtitle="Curabitur sagittis, eros vehicula ..."] shortcode's output ( it uses the same posts and their options ) :

skills Demo 2

Now let's see the third [tesla_skills_3 title="Our Skills" subtitle="Curabitur sagittis, eros vehicula commodo fermentum, orci lacus ..."] shortcode's output ( it uses the same posts and their options ) :

skills Demo 3

Clients Slider

This custom post in combination with [tesla_clients_slider] shortcode generates a slider as show below:

Clients Slider Demo

To create it , go to WP Admin -> Clients Slider -> Add New -> Add a title -> Add a link -> Add image. Choose or create a category if you want different Clients sliders in different locations.

Clients Slider

Then go to a page and insert the following shortcode :

[tesla_clients_slider title="our brands"]

Toggle List

This custom post in combination with [tesla_toggle_list] shortcode generates an accordion as show below:

Toggle List Demo

To create it , go to WP Admin -> Toggle List -> Add New -> Add a title -> Add content. Choose or create a category if you want different Toggle Lists in different locations.

Toggle List

Then go to a page and insert the following shortcode :

[tesla_toggle_list]

Or you can insert it using the grid shortcodes to make it smaller like on the demo page next to best selling products :

[row]
    [column size="6"]
        Expressed opinions About us
        [tesla_testimonials]
    [/column]
    [column size="6"]
        Our Services
        [tesla_toggle_list]
    [/column]
[/row]

To put the Toggle List in the sidebar use the Test widget and add in there the shortcode.

Tabs

[tesla_posts_tabs] shortcode generates tabs as show below, using the posts data:

Tabs Demo

To create it go to a page and insert the following shortcode :

[tesla_posts_tabs nr_posts="3" type="1"]

Or you can insert it using the grid shortcodes to make it like on the demo page next to other shortcodes :

[row]
        [column size="4"]
            [tesla_toggle_list]
        [/column]
        [column size="4"]
            [tesla_posts_tabs]
        [/column]
        [column size="4"]
            [tesla_posts_tabs type="2"]
        [/column]
[/row]

To put the tabs in the sidebar use the [Sevenfold] Posts and comments widget.

Team

This custom post in combination with [tesla_team] shortcode will create a team members section as shown below:

Team Demo

To create it , go to WP Admin -> Team -> Add New -> Add Title -> Add Content -> Choose featured image -> Insert position -> Select social platform and it's link -> Press Add button for a new social platform input.

Team

Then go to a page and insert the following shortcode :

[tesla_team category="v1" title="Here We Are Our Team" description="Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..."]

Now let's see the second [tesla_team_2 category="v2" title="Here We Are Our Team" description="Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..."] shortcode's output ( it uses the same posts and their options ) :

team Demo 2

Now let's see the third [tesla_team_3 category="v3" title="Here We Are Our Team" description="Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..."] shortcode's output ( it uses the same posts and their options ) :

team Demo 3

Pricing Tables

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

Pricing Tables Demo

To create it , go to WP Admin -> Pricing Tables -> Add New -> Add a title -> Add content -> Fill the options. Choose or create a category if you want different Pricing Tabless in different locations.

Pricing Tables

Then go to a page and insert the following shortcode :

[tesla_pricing_tables]

Events

This custom post in combination with "Events" or "Events Masonry" Page templates will create a team members section as shown below:

Events Demo

To create it , go to WP Admin -> Events -> Add New -> Add a title -> Add content -> Fill the options. Choose or create a category if you want different Events in different locations.

Events

Then go to a page and choose the "Events" page template.

Other Shortcodes

To show a call to action box:

[tesla_call_action title="This template is perfect for your own website" link="http://google.com/" label="Buy Now"]Lorem Ipsum Content Here[/tesla_call_action]

The grid (eg. to create 2 columns):

[container][row][column size="6"]Column Content[/column][column size="6"]Column 2 Content[/column][/row][/container]

Alert box:

[alert type="warning"]
Other shortcodes may be added and not present in the Doc. Please Import Demo Content to see them in action.

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:

  • Blog Masonry
  • Contacts
  • Events
  • Events Masonry
  • Portfolio
  • Gallery
Note: Some page templates may require additional configuration from custom posts and theme options pages.

Widgets

Sevenfold has 5 custom widgets:

  • [Sevenfold] Contact
  • [Sevenfold] Flickr
  • [Sevenfold] Posts & Comments
  • [Sevenfold] Recent Posts
  • [Sevenfold] Twitter

Widgets Footer

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

Widgets Footer

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