Introducing Universe WordPress Theme

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

This documentation will help you to set up and use the Universe 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 Universe 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.

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 Universe WordPress Theme.

Installing Theme

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To install the Universe 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 Universe 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 "Front Page Default". Also, select "Default Front Page" 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.

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

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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.




Below you can see the 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




"Start a project" settings - here you can manage the options for the form that will be used by start a project template page. You also have a form builder beneath the general settings. Use it to manage form fields.

Here you can view your subscribed users as well as configuring the "Subscribe" widget title and placeholder



Twitter configuration :

Video instructions

Visit Twitter Apps , create your App , press 'Generate Access token at the bottom', insert the requested fields from the 'Oauth' tab in the Vulcano -> Socials -> Twitter.



Universe's footer is widgetized. So go to widgets page and drag the desired widgets. To achieve the demo result, do as in the following screenshot :

Custom posts

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



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

Each custom post has it's own options that are either explained by short texts or are preatty self-explanatory. So we will not explain them here.

Shortcodes

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Universe template grid is based on the Bootsrap framework. To start working in the GRID you must put all your content in columns : [row][column size='your_size']CONTENT HERE[/column][/row] shortcode.

The sum of sizes of all columns started with the first and ended with the last column in a row must not exceed 12.

Import the XML provided with theme package and go to "Pages" page to see an example of how to use the grid.

Portfolio

[tesla_portfolio]
                    

Will display Portfolio custom posts items. Configure the shorcode from Dashboard > Portfolio custom post type.

Optional attributes:

  • columns - Nr of columns from 1 to 4 .


[tesla_portfolio_latest]
                    

Will display latest portfolio custom posts items.

Optional attributes:

  • columns - Nr of columns from 1 to 4 .
  • fullwidth - Set to "true" display at a 100% with of the screen . Default:"true".


Testimonials

[tesla_testimonials]
                    

Configure the shorcode from Dashboard > Services.


[tesla_testimonials_2]
                    

A different way to display testimonials.

Optional attributes:

  • title - title displayed above the shortcode . Default : "Our Clients Say".


Skills

[tesla_skills]
                    

Configure the shorcode from Dashboard > Skills.

Optional attributes:

  • title - title displayed above the shortcode . Default : "our skills"


[tesla_skills_2]
                    

Configure the shorcode from Dashboard > Skills.

Optional attributes:

  • title - title displayed above the shortcode . Default : "our skills"


[tesla_skills_services]
                    

Configure the shorcode from Dashboard > Skills.

Optional attributes:

  • title - title displayed above the shortcode . Default : "our skills and services"
  • services_category - category of services to display . Default : ""
  • img - url to te images to be displayed for the background . Default : ""


Clients Slider

[tesla_clients_slider]
                    

Configure the shorcode from Dashboard > Clients Slider.

Optional attributes:

  • title - title displayed above the shortcode . Default : "our clients"


Toggle List

[tesla_toggle_list]
                    

Configure the shorcode from Dashboard > Toggle List.

Optional attributes:

  • title - title displayed above the shortcode . Default : "why choose us"


Team

[tesla_team]
                    

Configure the shorcode from Dashboard > Team.

Optional attributes:

  • title - title displayed above the shortcode . Default : "our team"


Tabs

[tabgroup][tab title='Popular' state='active']content1[/tab][tab title='Recent']Content 2[/tab][/tabgroup]
                    

Optional attributes:

  • title - title displayed for each tab
  • state - set "active" for the first one that should be displayed


Alerts

[alert type='regular']NOTICE THIS: THIS IS A REGULAR NOTICE MESSAGE.[/alert]
                    

Optional attributes:

  • type - type of the alert . Regular , Warning , Wuccesful , Retry , Attention.


Buttons

[button type='1']Button 1[/button][button type='2']Button 2[/button]
                    

Optional attributes:

  • type - type of the button (1 or 2) .


Recent Posts

[tesla_latest_posts]
                    

Optional attributes:

  • title - title displayed above the shortcode . Default : "Latest News".
  • nr_posts - max nr of posts to show


Pricing Tables

[tesla_pricing_tables]
                    

Configure the shorcode from Dashboard > Pricing Tables.

Optional attributes:

  • size - size of the column to be displayed in ( 1 to 4 ) . Default : 3 .


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 Universe WordPress Theme. We hope you will enjoy using it!