Introducing Vulcano 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 Vulcano WordPress Theme.

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

Installing Theme

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To install the Vulcano 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 Vulcano 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.




Below you will discover framework's feature to customize theme's background.




Some SEO and social features are included in the first release. Stay in touch to discover new features!



For a guide on how to configure twitter please go to Twitter Configuration

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




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



To configure the map just navigate ,using drag and zoom or geolocation search above it, to the desired location, push the "Drop marker here" button and choose your icon.

If theme has a subscription field then in the subscribers tab you will see the first 20 emails. Also here you will be able to export full lists in tab delimited text file or a csv file which you easily can import in excel or any other spreadsheet applications.




To clear,import or export your theme options from tesla framework please visit the import/export options page by clicking on the corresponding submenu in the Framework admin menu.




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.

Custom posts

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Vulcano 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 Vulcano theme . For this , acces the "Import demo" sub-page from Vulcano 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 , with the settings above,or [tesla_portfolio per_page="18"] shortcode. If you want to show the latest items only (without filters and pagination) , use the [tesla_portfolio_latest nr_posts="18" title="Latest Work"] 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 [tesla_partners title="Our Partners"] shortcode.

  • Services :

    To display the services content first add all items for the custom post "Services". Then create a page with the "Team/Services" Template. The services block will be automatically displayed on that page(s).

  • 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).

Shortcodes

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

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

Alerts

[alert type="notice"]Warning! Best check yoself, you’re not looking too good![/alert]
[alert type="warning"]Warning! Best check yoself, you’re not looking too good![/alert]
[alert type="welldone"]Warning! Best check yoself, you’re not looking too good![/alert]
[alert type="ohsnap"]Warning! Best check yoself, you’re not looking too good![/alert]
[alert type="headsup"]Warning! Best check yoself, you’re not looking too good![/alert]
                    

Pricing table

[pricing_table title="Basic" price="55.99" price_text="$/mo" button_text="Subscribe" link="http://teslathemes.com/demo/our_themes/"]
    [pricing_line]50 Video[/pricing_line]
    [pricing_line]25 Messages[/pricing_line]
    [pricing_line]100 Ads[/pricing_line]
[/pricing_table]
                    

Buttons

[button type='1' link="#"]Button 1[/button][button type='2' link="#"]Button 2[/button]
[button type='3' link="#"]Button 3[/button][button type='4' link="#"]Button 4[/button]
                    

Tabs

[tabgroup]
    [tab title='Popular' state='active']Most Popular Content from Lorem Ipsum[/tab]
    [tab title='Recent']Recent Dolorem quntalium[/tab]
[/tabgroup]
                    

Statistics

[statistics 
    title="statistics" 
    stat_1_title="NEW PROJECTS STARTED THIS YEAR" 
    stat_1='23' 
    stat_2_title="NEW LAUNCHED WEBSITES"
    stat_2='15'
    stat_3_title="APPLICATIONS DONE SO FAR" 
    stat_3='8' 
    stat_4_title="PEOPLE WORKING FOR YOU" 
    stat_4='12' 
    img="http://wp.red-sky.pl/wordpress/vulcano/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/skills_bg.jpg"
]
                    
Use <br> tags to break the titles where you want. The img parameter is optional (leave it blank for default image)

Testimonial

[testimonial
    cite="John Doe" 
    img="http://wp.red-sky.pl/wordpress/vulcano/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/testimonial_image.png"
]
    The Testimonial content here.
[/testimonial]
                

Project Form

[project_form 
    title='or Start a project'
    product='Cars,Food,Computers' 
    currency="USD,Euro,JPY" 
    type="Hosting,Selling,Buying"
]
                    
Place title word in <span> tags (using the 'Text' editor, not the 'Visual' one) to give it the secondary site color managed from Vulcano menu.

Skills

[Skills 
    title="Skills"
    skill_1_image="link_to_skill_image" 
    skill_1='93%' 
    skill_2_image="link_to_skill_image"
    skill_2='45%'
    skill_3_image="link_to_skill_image" 
    skill_3='80%' 
    skill_4_image="link_to_skill_image" 
    skill_4='12%' 
    img="http://wp.red-sky.pl/wordpress/vulcano/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/skills_bg.jpg"
]
                    
The 'images' and 'img' parameters are optional (leave them blank for default images)

Portfolio

[tesla_portfolio per_page='18']
                    

This shortcode will display the portfolio paginated with filters.


Portfolio Latest

[tesla_portfolio_latest nr_posts='18' title='Latest Works']
                    

This shortcode will display the latest from Portfolio custom post type.


Partners Slider

[tesla_partners title="Our Partners"]
                    

This shortcode will display the partners slider from Portfolio custom post type.

Credits and Sources

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

Theme Update

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WordPress checks for updates every 12 hours, but if you want to make a manual check for updates follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Tesla Framework and at the top press the "Check Updates" buton.

  2. If there is a newer version of the theme installed , you will see a message with the version available and a button that links to WordPress's updates page.

  3. On the Updates page scroll down to "Themes" and mark the checkbox next to the theme you want to update.

  4. Click "Update Themes".
Note : To view the theme's changelog click on "View Changelog" button at the top of Tesla Framework page.

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