Introducing Tesla WordPress Theme

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

This documentation will teach you how to set up and use the Tesla 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 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 documentation 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 Tesla 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 Tesla WordPress Theme.

Installing Theme

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To install the Tesla 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 Tesla 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

Customize Social bar, contact info, footer - Go to Tesla [last option in the admin menu] → configure everything under the fields "Social bar", "Contact info" and "Footer" like in the example below:

Note: Don't forget to press the "Save Changes" button.

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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Tesla theme is greate for personal portfolio, events, music band website.

In admin menu you will discover five custom post that help you to custom your theme for your needs



Install dummy posts XML file to preview all features of Tesla theme. Bellow is listed all templates aviabile.

  • Main Slider
  • Clients Slider
  • Secondary Slider
  • Portfolio

Shortcodes

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Import the XML provided with theme package to see an example of each shortcode.

Main Slider

[tesla_main_slider]
                    

Clients Slider

[tesla_clients_slider]
                    

Secondary Slider

[tesla_secondary_slider]
                    

Portfolio

[tesla_portfolio]
                    

Map

[tesla_map]
                    

Contact Form

[tesla_contact]
                    

Testimonial

[tesla_testimonial]
                    

Columns

[tesla_column_first size="1-12"]content of first column[/tesla_column_first]

[tesla_column size="1-12"]content of inner column[/tesla_column]
[tesla_column size="1-12"]content of inner column[/tesla_column]
...
[tesla_column size="1-12"]content of inner column[/tesla_column]

[tesla_column_last size="1-12"]content of last column[/tesla_column_last]
                    

Thank you so much for choosing Tesla WordPress Theme we hope you will enjoy using it!