Goods Wordpress Help File

Help file for Goods Wordpress theme by Hero WP.

Theme Overview
Hi and thank you for purchasing Goods Wordpress Theme. In order to install and use the theme, you need to have some basic knowledge about Wordpress. Anyway, this help file will guide you through this process, and make it easier for you.
Server & Wordpress Requirements
In order to make the theme run like a charm you'll need the following:

  • Wordpress 3.0+
  • Php 5.0+
  • GD library+
Installation
Theme can be installed in 2 ways:

1) By FTP

  • Login to your site via FTP
  • Browse to your website folder: wp-content/themes
  • Download, extract and upload the theme from the folder you just extracted.
  • Login to your Worpdress Administration, navigate to Appearance -> Themes
  • Find the theme and Activate it.




2) Using Wordpress

  • Login to your Worpdress Administration, navigate to Appearance -> Themes
  • Click on Install themes
  • Select the Upload tab.
  • Browse for the theme ZIP file(inside the MAIN DOWNLOAD files)
  • Click on Install now.
  • Activate the theme.


Required Plugins - VERY IMPORTANT
1.After activating the theme you will receive this notice, with the plugins that are required:



2.Click on "Begin Installing Plugins" and the following screen will appear:



3.Check all the plugins, and click on Install (don't worry about Activating them, they will Activate on their own after this step)
One Click Install (Replicate Live Demo Theme)
If you want to make the theme look just like the one in the demo with a single click, go to Appearance->Theme Options->Importer and press the "Import All Dummy Data" Button. You are all set.Please note that this process can take up to 1-5 mins (Depending on your server performance). If you choose this option you don't need to make the steps bellow anymore.(like creating menus, setting reading options etc.).

Theme Settings Panel
In order to open the Theme Settings Panel, so you can customize many aspects of your theme, such as logo, colors, tracking codes, animations etc., you'll need to do the following:

  • Login to your Worpdress Administration, navigate to Appearance -> Theme Options


  • Mega Menu Setup / Adding your logo
    To setup your mega menu follow this steps:

    • Login to your Worpdress Administration, navigate to Appearance -> Menus
    • Click on "Create a new menu", enter menu name and click Create.
    • From the left side, check items that you need, and click Add to Menu.
    • You can edit each menu label/description by expanding it's tab.
    • Save your menu.
    • Click the Manage Locations Tab and assign the menu you just created to Header Mega Menu
    • Go to Appearance->Mega Main Menu,and activate the menu as seen in the screenshot.
    • Note: To add a logo, go to Appearance->Mega Main Menu, scroll to the bottom of the screen at Logo Settings, and add your own logo.




    • To add dropdowns, icons, description etc to each menu, go to Appearance -> Menu and collapse the main navigation links as seen in the screenshot.




    • Additional info about Mega Menu can be found here


    How to create a page / homepage / any page / with the layout builder
  • To create a page with layout builder, simply watch the following video, as it's like a thousand words :). You can use the page created as a homepage, about us page, or any other page that came up to your mind.


  • Page templates for pages created inside layout builder

  • Homepage - Use the Home Page Template in Pages->Template(before publishing) for pages like Homepage (with Revolution Slider).
  • Full Width Builder - Use the Full Width Builder Template in Pages->Template if you want to create any page that also has breadcrumb navigation.

  • Page templates for regular pages

  • Page with unlimited sidebars - Use the Page with dynamic sidebar template in Pages->Template if you want to create a page with dynamic sidebar. You can add any sidebar to that page by creating a sidebar in Appearance -> Sidebars, and then select that sidebar when creating the page.
  • Full width - Use the Full width Template in Pages->Template for any page created outside the builder.
  • In order to set any page you want as your homepage, go to Settings -> Reading and choose what page you want for your homepage, and what you want for your blog.


  • Revolution Slider
    If you need additional help please visit the official page of this plugin!
    Blog Page Setup
  • 1.Create a Page from Pages-> Add New - give it a name - i.e Blog

  • 1.1. Select the Blog Template that you want


  • 1.2.Start Adding Blog Posts.


  • Portfolio Page Setup / Video Portfolio
  • 1.Create a Page from Pages-> Add New - give it a name - i.e Portfolio

  • 1.1. Select the Portfolio Template that you want


  • 1.2.Start Adding Portfolio Posts(Portfolio -> Add NEW) and they will be displayed on the page you just created.


  • To add video portfolio posts, select the Video Format when creating a new portfolio, and paste the youtube or vimeo id inside the desired field. Please note you can not add videos from both sites at once


  • Extra Portfolio Details
  • Go to Portfolio -> Add New and add details bellow the editor just like in the image bellow.




  • Contact us Page Setup
  • First create a contact form, from Contact menu(left menu in wordpress administration) and copy the code bellow. After finishing copy it's shortcode.

  • <div class="col-md-4 nopadding">
    <p>[text* your-name placeholder "Your name (required)"] </p>
    <p>[email* your-email placeholder "Your email (required)"] </p>
    <p>[text your-subject placeholder "Subject"] </p>
    </div>
    
    <div class="col-md-8 paddright0">
       <p>[textarea your-message placeholder "Your message"] </p>
    </div>
    
    <div class="col-md-12 nopadding">
      <p>[submit "Send Message"]</p>
    </div>
    		  

  • Navigate to Pages -> Add New -> (Create a page - select the Contact template), and paste the contact shortcode there.
  • Shortcodes
  • To insert a shortcode to any page or post, simply click on the "Insert shortcode" button, on the editor, and select desired shortcode.


  • Support
    If you encounter any problems with the theme, find a bug, or anything else, we are happy to help you. Submit a ticket on HeroWP Forums, and we'll take it from there.