Evol

Before we dive in, we want to thank you for purchasing a theme from ThemeRain, you’re awesome! We truly appreciate your support!

This guide covers the installation and use of this theme. We strongly recommend you read this documentation as it contains the solution to many frequently asked questions.

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1. Getting started

To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For information in regard to installing the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex - http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

1.1 Installing the theme

When you are ready to install a theme, you must first upload the theme files and then activate the theme itself. To upload a theme, use one of the following methods:

Once the theme is uploaded, you need to activate it. Go to Appearance > Themes and activate your chosen theme.

Troubleshooting:
If you find some error installing the theme like "Missing style.css" or something similar, please, make sure you are uploading the correct zip file. It is important to have into account that the file you must to install is the zip inside the whole package you download from ThemeForest "evol-package".

1.2 Required plugin installation

In order to take more advantage the theme ask for installing some plugins, we recommend to install all of them. So you can create every element and parts of the theme.

In this sense, once you will activate the theme you will see a notice in the top part where the plugin assistant ask you for installing the included plugins, to proceed click "Begin installing plugins".

2. General setup

Before to start working with your new theme, make sure that your WordPress version is updated to the latest one.

2.1 Theme Customizer

After activating the theme, you will notice that a new submenu item appeared, under "Appearance" and it is called "Customize". If you click on it you will be taken to the WordPress customizer, a tool which will allow you to modify the look and feel of your website.

Note:
Whenever you make a change you’ll see the actual website refresh with the changes you do. Make sure that when you’re done, you hit the "Save & Publish" button. After this, you can close the customizer.

2.2 Setting up the homepage

To set up your homepage, you first have to create a basic page, or any page template (about page templates later). After you decide what page do you want to use, go to Settings > Reading and in the "Front page displays" choose "A static page", then select your just created page.

2.3 Setting up the menu

These are the default steps that you need to do in order to setting up the menu:

Your custom menu has now been saved.

Congratulations! Your new custom menu has now been added to your site.

Detailed instructions on creating a menu are located on the WordPress website here - http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Menu_User_Guide

Note:
You can change the name of the menu title but it will not change the title of the page. For example you can have the menu title of the "Contact" page as "Contact us".

2.4 Setting up the permalinks

You should setup your permalinks to look pretty. You can go to Settings > Permalinks and choose the "Post name".

3. Adding content

A general overview of publishing posts or pages on your site.

3.1 Adding posts

These are the default steps that you need to do in order to add a blog post:

Posts per page

The posts per page setting controls exactly how many posts should be displayed per page on your blog. This setting is found in Settings > Reading.

3.2 Adding pages

The process of adding pages is quite similar to adding posts:

Page templates

As you might already noticed, there are a few Page Templates available for you to use. Each template will configure your page to look and act in a different way.

3.3 Adding projects

The process of adding projects is quite similar to adding posts:

Note:
Projects are only available after you have installed our "Rainy Portfolio" plugin. If you installed all the recommended plugins on activation you should already have it installed and working.

About featured image

Featured image will be used as the project thumbnail at the portfolio page. When uploading a featured image the theme will automatically crop your thumbnail to the correct dimensions.

Sorting your projects

You need to modify the date in order to sort your projects. The latest projects will be displayed the firsts in your portfolio grid. In order to achieve this, just click on "Quick Edit" option when hovering any project and modify the publishing date in order to re-arrange your items.

4. Theme translation

This theme is translation ready and comes with "en_US.po" file. File is located in "languages" folder.