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Once you’ve downloaded the installation file on ThemeForest, extract it and locate a file called pasikrata.zip. You can install the theme by using one of two installation methods.
WordPress upload :
- Login to WordPress admin
- Go to admin panel > Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme
- Click on “Choose File” and select pasikrata.zip
- Click on “Install Now”
FTP upload – If you wish to install via FTP, here are the steps you need to take:
- Using FTP client, login to the server where your WordPress website is hosted
- Using FTP client, navigate to the /wp-content/themes/ directory under your WordPress website’s root directory
- Using FTP client, upload the Pasikrata directory to themes directory on remote server
Once installation is complete, Pasikrata theme will be ready to use. You should now see “Theme Options” appear in the WordPress admin panel.
Pasikrata is based on WordPress settings and additionally all custom functionality built into the theme is managed in Theme Options accessible to user from the admin panel nav bar as well as side panel also in admin panel.
Right after installation you might want to:
- Change Logo
Theme Options -> Header -> Upload logo
- Optionally change / add background
Theme Options -> Header -> Background image
- Start blogging
Create your categories and posts, start publishing.
Pasikrata comes with 6 page templates. Page template is a set of “characteristics” you can assign to a page to make it look in a specific, theme defined way. We have:
Default template – empty page which you need to populate with your content
Blog – list blog layout – read more about blog and settings below
Blog masonry – masonry blog layout – read more about blog masonry and settings below
Contact – contact layout – read more about contact and settings below
Portfolio – portfolio layout – read more about portfolio and settings below
Shoopbook – shoopbook layout – read more about shoopbook and settings below
By default your homepage is set to post page – it means it lists all your posts from all categories – this is how WordPress works. If you would like to have different page / or apply different look to your homepage you need to follow these steps:
- Create new page Pages -> New and apply page template ie. Blog Masonry
- Go to Settings -> Reading – > Front page displays -> Static page -> Choose your page here
Blog (s) & post(s)
There are two blog templates in Pasikrata. Blog and Blog masonry. Both of them display posts from categories but have different layout (look/design).
To create blog you need to create Page -> New page ie. blog and apply desired page template ie. Blog masonry. Once that is done you need to have categories Posts -> Categories -> Add and posts themselves Posts -> Add new, you assign post to a chosen category otherwise they will be in “uncategorized”.
Go to Theme Options -> Blog / Blog masonry to adjust some basic settings, the rest of the settings can be found in the metaboxes at the bottom of your blog page(s). Where you can:
- Choose Blog categories
- Turn on / off blog intro
- Select Sidebar
- Upload Featured image
Blog templates once again – Blog uses “read more” tag which is available from your TinyMCE toolbox, you can place it anywhere within the content to limit what displays in the blog view. So we do not force you to have a 50 words excerpt or no excerpt at all, you define how it look yourself, when creating each posts you decide where to put “read more” tag yourself. You do not have to use it all all, this way post will be presented in full in the list view. On the other hand Blog masonry does not have excerpt at all. It it up to you what you use.
There are some predefined sidebars Appearance -> Widgets ie. Post sidebar but these are just for your convenience and does not have to be used as the name implies. Also you can create unlimited number of sidebars Appearance -> Widgets -> Custom widget area
Sidebars can be freely chosen from as long as there is an options to do so, ie. footer areas are predefines and cannot be replace/adjusted but page sidebars can be changed accordingly.
Widgets are “things”that can be places in the sidebar (widgetized area). Each widget has its own function. There are built in (WordPress provided) widgets we are not going to explain, you can learn more about theme here. And there are also Pasikrata specific widgets offering some additional functions:
About – it is our about widget
Social Profiles Widget – lets you define your social profiles channels
Product – lets you choose a Collection to display – lear more about collection further
Instagram feed – there is no specific widget for that but we use Text widget and http://lightwidget.com generator for that purpose.
Shoopbook / Affiliate
Shopbook is our exclusive feature that lets you create, group, promote and manage products with affiliate links.
Shopbook consists of Items, Categories and Collections:
You can have items only, and not necessarily categories and collections and so on. This fairly concept is quite powerful, with some settings we provide is very useful and configurable too.
Item – is the smallest unit of the shoopbook, it is listed on the page with Shopbook template assigned to ti. There are specific settings to it Theme Options -> Shopbook
Category – can be used to bundle items together, and also used to display them within the shopbook page. Category with “show product name from” setting can be used as a title for items that are within this category, you can thing of it as bran = category.
Collection – collection lets you create a group of items that a) are a part of collection post format and b) used with shortcode to be place anywhere within a post or a page. Additionally there are some theme predefined places where you can choose which collection to be displayed ie. product widget or single posts.
Post format it the same to post as page template to a page (confused). Nevertheless, post formats adds a specific look to your otherwise standard post, provide some additional content ie. video or gallery.
Pasikrata supports 5 formats. Each beautiful 😀
Standard – basic look, standard post
Gallery – present your gallery in a masonry layout with touch enabled lightbox
Video – links your featured image to youtube video you linked it to
Collection – presents collection in your blog
Quote – lets you place some text over the featured image
Create page Pages -> Add new and assign Portfolio template to it. Add portfolio categories if required Portfolio -> Portfolio categories
Start adding portfolio items Portfolio -> Add portfolio item , each item can have a gallery or/and content and additional media bellow the portfolio gallery
There are some general portfolio settings in Theme Options -> Portfolio, additionally there is one more specific settings at the bottom of the portfolio page – portfolio categories, if left empty will use all categories or all portfolio items
To create about page create Page -> New page and assign Contact template to it.Next fill in the Page content with ie. texts and photo(s) like we did in our demo. Save/Publish. Turn on and choose sidebar ie. Contact sidebar Next, go to Appearance -> Widgets and populate Contact sidebar with widgets you want to use (in case of our demo, it is About widget and Social widget).
Leaving page content empty or not choosing Sidebar will make the content appear in the center.
Pasikrata support mailchimp.com, a valid account is required to use our newsletter. Copy and paste API key, and when Newsletter widget will be used you will have an option to choose which subscriber list to choose.
Footer consists of 3 widget areas Appearance -> Widgets Place required widgets into desired order. To achieve our demo look, you need to place Newsletter widget into the first Footer area and Text widget into the second Footer area, and again Text widget into the 3rd Footer area.
Links within Text widget are constructed as follows:
<a href=”http://youlink.com”>Text to display</a>
Social, Share & Newsletter
Pasikrata supports Social Shares on one side and newsletter and search on the other hand. To mange them go to Theme Options -> Social
Theme is based on 4 fonts, you can change all of theme Theme Options -> Typography
To adjust theme colors go to Theme Options -> Colors Any other modifications beyond the settings there need to be done with custom CSS. Theme Options -> General -> Custom CSS
Pasikrata is built with SEO in mind. We know how crucial it is. By default it generate all the SEO from the page / post content. We recommend to go to Theme options -> SEO settings & social and fill the details there.
Additionally you have options to fill in the meta fro each page individually. Uploading featured images for pages is also a good idea as it will be used when sharing to social media ie. Facebook, Pinterest etc.
If you plan on using 3rd party plugin for SEO simply turn off Enable built in meta tags to avoid conflicts.
Miscellaneous / FAQ
How do I add favicon
Customization -> General -> Brand identity
How do I change names / labels / part of UI etc.
If there is no setting for it than you need to adjust it in the po/mo files with
- Loco translate Wodpress plugin – which is recommended for both translating and adjusting the word choice.
- or you can use more powerfull, also free Poedit app for Mac and Windows.
Other common issues?
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