Introducing Shape WordPress Theme

Licensing Terms: Please be advised, in order to use the theme in a legal manner, you need to purchase a separate license for each domain you are going to use the theme on.

A single license is limited to a single domain/application.

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

This documentation will teach you how to set up and use the Shape 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 hi@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 Shape 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 hi@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 a email.

Installing WordPress

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Step 1: Download and Extract

Download and unzip the WordPress package from Download Wordpress.

  • If you will be uploading WordPress to a remote web server, download the WordPress package to your computer with a web browser and unzip the package.
  • If you will be using FTP, upload the wordpress folder to your site.
  • After a successful upload, then you access your site URL and get this message:
Creating a new configuration file

Step 2: Edit the Configuration File

Auto Mode: After accessing the site 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:

/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'database_name_here');

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

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

/** 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 3: Site name and login data

If it's all sparky then you click Run the Install and fill all the lines 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 Shape WordPress Theme.

Installing Theme

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To install the Shape WordPress Theme you will need WordPress v3.4 or newer.

Option A

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

upload

Then, when prompted activate the theme:

active

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

You have to upload via FTP to the Server, in Wordpress Folder → wp-content → themes folder the Shape WordPress Theme Folder.

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

cover

Now you are ready to customize your theme

General Options

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Create a page that will serve as homepage - In wordpress admin panel under Pages → Add New, name it for example "Home"

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 dropdown menu. If you named it Home, do the following:

home page

Tesla Framework

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All our themes are powered by Tesla Framework, 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.




Some times you need to change background color or image and you think wich way should you go. Below you discover framework's feature to customize background.




Some SEO features is included in first release. Stay in touch to discover new features!




Additional messages: to customize and display aditional textual content for: logo area, footer copyright notice, 404 error page




Provide contact information to stay in touch with your site visitors. This info will be display on contact template


Custom posts

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Shape theme is great for personal portfolio and has an easy to build adapt and contact page.

In admin menu you will discover four custom post that help you to customize your theme for your needs with ease.



Import dummy XML content to preview all features of Shape theme . For this , acces the "Import demo" sub-page from Shape admin menu and press the Import Demo content button .

Bellow are listed all the custom posts.

  • Portfolio :

    To show the portfolio add all the items and then create a page using the "Portfolio" page template. If you want to show the latest items only (without filters and pagination) , use the [portfolio] shortcode .

  • Partners :

    To show the partners slider first add all items for the custom post "Partners". Then go to the page where you whant it to be displayed and use the [partners] shortcode.

  • Calendar :

    Calendar section give posibility to add different event and put them on page Calendar. Also is great for appointment or for booking a photogrpher or a design artist..You can use also as shorcode , use the [calendar]

  • Members

    To display the members content first add all items for the custom post "Members". Then create a page with the "Team/Services" Template. The members block will be automatically displayed on that page(s). Also you can use the [memebers] shortcode

Shortcodes

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Cool Stuff template grid is based on the Bootsrap framework. To start working in the GRID you must put all your content in columns : [span size="your_size"][/span] shortcode.

Import the XML provided with theme package and go to "Features" page to see an example of how to use the grid.
[row]
    [span size="1"]1/12[/span]
    [span size="2"]1/6[/span]
    [span size="3"]1/4[/span]
    [span size="4"]1/3[/span]
    [span size="5"]5/12[/span]
    [span size="6"]1/2[/span]
    [span size="7"]7/12[/span]
    [span size="8"]2/3[/span]
    [span size="9"]3/4[/span]
    [span size="10"]5/6[/span]
    [span size="11"]11/12[/span]
    [span size="12"]1/1[/span]
[/row]
                    

Alerts

[alert type="error"]Warning! Best check yoself, you’re not looking too good![/alert]
[alert type="info"]Warning! Best check yoself, you’re not looking too good![/alert]
[alert type="success"]Warning! Best check yoself, you’re not looking too good![/alert]
[alert type="wrong"]Warning! Best check yoself, you’re not looking too good![/alert]
[alert type="normal"]Warning! Best check yoself, you’re not looking too good![/alert]
                    

Pricing table

[table]
[column size="4" title="Standart" price="15" currency="$"]DONEC NON ENIM;NUNC VENENATIS PORTA;28 VENENATIS PORTA;155 LOREM IPSUM;[button tag="a" size="large-button" url="http://google.com" type="join"]Join us[/button][/column]
[column size="4" title="Basic" price="3800" currency="$"]DONEC NON ENIM;NUNC VENENATIS PORTA;28 VENENATIS PORTA;155 LOREM IPSUM;[button tag="a" size="large-button" url="http://google.com" type="submit"]Join us[/button][/column]
[column size="4" title="Advanced" price="160" currency="$"]DONEC NON ENIM;NUNC VENENATIS PORTA;28 VENENATIS PORTA;155 LOREM IPSUM; [button tag="a" size="large-button" url="http://google.com" type="read"]Join us[/button][/column]
[/table]
                    

Buttons

[button tag="a" size="large-button" url="http://google.com" type="sign"]Sign Up[/button][button tag="a" size="large-button" url="http://google.com" type="contact"]Contact us[/button]
[button tag="a" size="large-button" url="http://google.com" type="read"]Read more[/button][button tag="a" size="large-button" url="http://google.com" type="load"]Load more[/button]
[button tag="a" size="large-button" url="http://google.com" type="submit"]Submit[/button][button tag="a" size="large-button" url="http://google.com" type="join"]Join us[/button]
                    

Credits and Sources

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I've used the following images, icons, fonts or other files as listed.

Thank you so much for choosing Shape WordPress Theme. We hope you will enjoy using it!