Pointed Wordpress Theme

A beautiful-cutting-edge, easy and powerful Wordpress magazine theme.

Firstly, a huge thanks for purchasing 'Pointed', your support is truly appreciated!

This document covers the installation and use of this theme and often reveals answers to common problems and issues - I encourage you to read this document thoroughly if you re experiencing any difficulties. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this document, feel free to post a question on the item support.

For questions on basic WordPress installation/usage, HTML, JavaScript or CSS editing - please try W3Schools, the Wordpress Codex or Google as theme errors/issues get top priority.

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WordPress Codex information

  • Installation – WordPress is easy to install
  • Pages vs. posts – Understand the differences between posts and pages
  • Posts – The articles/posts represent the content
  • Manage categories – Structure your content using categories
  • Tags – Group posts which have similar content
  • Pages – They have multiple usage from homepage to contact, from blog page to presentation pages, etc.

Wordpress Download Link

This is short walkthrough of Wordpress installation. This part is usefull if you install Wordpress theme for the first time. Before start, you must have a server that support PHP and enable access to MySQL databases.

Download Wordpress Download latest zip format wordpress from http://wordpress.org/download/.

Install Wordpress Manually using FileZilla FTP

After download wordpress, extract the file. And you will get folder named wordpress. Upload all file from those folder to your hosting server. You will need FTP credential and FTP Client for uploading wordpress. Contact your hosting for your site FTP credential and If you don't have ftp client, you can download it here.

Wordpress Requirement Before you buy any hosting server, you need to make sure that your hosting able to host wordpress. We recommended you to check PHP & MySQL version where you host your website. The latest version they have will be better.
  • Download the zipped theme pack to your local computer from your download section and extract the ZIP file contents to a folder on your local computer.
  • In the extracted folder you will find "pointed.zip" Extract this file .
  • Using an FTP client to access your host web server
  • Upload the Theme files in the extracted folder called 'pointed' to wp-content/themes directory provided by WordPress.
  • Visit Administration > Appearance > Themes, under the Manage Themes tab, under the Available Themes, if necessary navigate to the page displaying that Theme, then click the Activate link to make the Theme, the Current Theme.

Easy Install Wordpress - via Hostgator Cpanel


Easy Install Wordpress - via GoDaddy Cpanel


Detail Option - Install Wordpress

And after all setup, you need to fill your site information (Site title, username, password, etc). But all of option can be changed latter. Bellow you can find image recap for wordpress installation


Login to Wordpress Admin

 

After you finish installation, you can login to admin page with username and password that you enter before. Point your browser url to http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/


Installing Theme from the WordPress Dashboard

  • Download the zipped theme pack to your local computer from your download section and extract the ZIP file contents to a folder on your local computer.
  • Log into your WordPress admin panel and click on the “Appearance” tab.
  • Now click on the "Add New Themes" tab.
  • Click on the "Upload" button, "Browse" for file called Pointed.zip In the extracted folder select "Open".
  • Click the "Install Now" button.
  • Activate the theme from this page, OR "Return to Themes Page" and activate from there

Further Reading

  • Download the zipped theme pack to your local computer from download section and extract the ZIP file contents to a folder on your local computer.
  • In the extracted folder you will find "pointed.zip" Extract this file .
  • Using an FTP client to access your host web server
  • Upload the Theme files in the extracted folder called 'pointed' to wp-content/themes directory provided by WordPress.
  • Visit Administration > Appearance > Themes, under the Manage Themes tab, under the Available Themes, if necessary navigate to the page displaying that Theme, then click the Activate link to make the Theme, the Current Theme.

Activate the theme

  • Go to Appearance -> Themes panel, locate the theme and click Activate to activate the theme.

Description of Plugins

MahaCodes important A built-in Shortcodes Plugin for Theme, makes you easily to insert a shortcode.
Contact Form 7 Plugin for Create and Manage Contact Form.
Regenerate Thumbnail Plugin for regenerate current thumbnails, if you are already have posts with thumbnail, install this plugin to generate new thumbnail size that will fit with new theme.
Instagram Stream An additional plugin to display your instagram photos stream in beautiful layout.
W3 Total Cache An additional plugin to improve your site speed performance.

Installing & Activate Plugin

  • Click the "Install" bellow the plugin name.
  • Activate the plugin

Importing Sample Data (XML)

  • Download the zipped theme pack to your local computer from your download section and extract the ZIP file contents to a folder on your local computer.
  • Log into your WordPress admin panel and click on the “Appearance” tab.
  • Now click on the "Add New Themes" tab.
  • Click on the "Upload" button, "Browse" for file called Pointed.zip In the extracted folder select "Open".
  • Click the "Install Now" button.
  • Activate the theme from this page, OR "Return to Themes Page" and activate from there

All of our Themes are able to be translated into any language. The process of translating the theme is a user responsibility. The following instructions are given as guidance.

Change Translation

  • You need to Install PoEdit, a Translation software
  • Download and install PoEdit
  • Connect to your site, open your theme (pointed) directory (folder)
  • The theme directory. wp-content/themes/pointed/languange
  • In Language folder, duplicate the en_US.po file
  • Rename the duplicate file to you locale language. See your locale language here
  • For example using French language, that will be fr_FR.po
  • Open your .po file with PoEditor, simply choose the words you want to translate, type the translated word in bottom area
  • Save your translation, this will generate .mo file automatically
  • In Wordpress Admin, navigate to Settings > General
  • Scroll down until you see Site Language, change it to your language
  • Save your changes

For Wordpress before v3.0 or your Language is not on the list

  • Open wp-config.php and replace this: define ('WPLANG', ''); with this (subsitute the language string (en_US) with your own!): define ('WPLANG', 'en_US');

Setting up new Menus

 

Follow the next steps to define menus for each of the theme's menu locations. In each menu, you can add as many items you need.

  • Navigate to "Appearance" > "Menus" and click Add Menu.
  • Give it a name, add links and click "Save Menu" button.
  • Click on Manage Locations tab (WP 3.6), assign a Menu Location for your newly created menu, by selecting it for the preferred Theme Location.

Menu Location

 

The theme comes with 4 custom menu locations:

  • Mobile Menu : The menu will show on mobile only, so you need to create a menu that specially for mobile navigation.
  • Top Navigation : This to display a menu on top of the page.
  • Main Navigation : Only Main Navigation can show the Mega Menus.
  • Footer Navigation : The Menu will show in footer area, if the footer menu setting enabled.

Setup Mega Menu

 

Each link in the main menu can have a child Dropdown, but some type of menu can have child menu with Latest Posts and Mega Menu. Type of menu with advance options:

Category Only category menu can have child menu with Latest Posts. Make sure the position of the menu is the parent
  • Standard Dropdown : Can have regular dropdown menu.
  • Recent Posts : Can display Latest Posts in child menu.
    If the parent menu have chlid menus, it will split the display into 2 area, child menus and the latest posts.
  • Megamenu : Display child menus in Megamenu style.
Regular Menu
  • Standard Dropdown : Can have regular dropdown menu.
  • Megamenu : Display child menus in Megamenu style.

Options

  • Go to "Pointed" > Header
  • Go to "The Logo & Ads" Section

Logo Options

Alignment Logo Alignment works when using 'Header Structure' 2
Logo Upload your logo here, this Logo image will show in regular devices like Desktop / Laptop. Recommended size 233x64px.
Logo Retina Upload your logo for Retina Devices, this Logo Retina image will show in iPhone, iPad or Mac Retina. The Logo will looks sharp in Retina devices. Size usually 2X of your regular logo size
Logo Small Upload the small version of your logo, this Logo image will in Main Navigation. Recommended size is 121x26px
Logo Small Retina Upload your Retina small logo to make sure the small logo still look sharp in Retina devices. Size usually 2X of your regular logo small size

Header Ad

  • Go to "Pointed" > Ads
  • Go to The "Header Ad" Section
  • Paste your Ad code there.

To create a post, Go to "Post" > "Add New".

Post Header & Cover


Post Header

Yes This mean you're using custom (post) header structure.
No You're using default (global) header structure.
Note : You can change your Post Header structure by navigate to Pointed > Post > Header Structure

Post Cover

Every single post comes with 6 Cover style :

Cover Screen


Cover Full-Wide

Cover Full-Width

Cover Small

Standard

Media Full-Width


Post Review & Criterias

Review Options

Use Review?
On Post with will using Review System
Off Post is not using Review System
Who is allowed to review?

Every editor of the post can enable the Review and Give criterias value each articles they have made.

No One No One can review the Post. Only criterias created by the Editor can show.
Registered Users Only registered users can rate the article.
Guests Only guest users can rate the article.
Registered Users & Guests Both registered users & guest users can rate the article.
Review Type
Stars
Percentage
Points
Review Location
Top Review information position above the content
Top Half Review Information position inside the content with half width
Bottom Review Information position bellow the content
Criteria Set By default is using custom. To save your time you can create a criteria set by navigate to Criteria Set

Create Criteria Set :

  • Click the Add Set button
  • Set your criteria Set Name
  • Click the Add Criteria button to add some criteria item
  • After you finish adding or editing Criteria Set, click the Save Optionsbutton to save all change.
Criteria Name A criteria name is the keyword of the value
Criteria Score Value of the criteria score

Post Sidebar


Sidebar Options (Global)

Position
Default By default sidebar position using the sidebar position in Theme Options.
If you want to change the sidebar default position, navigate to Pointed > Post > Sidebar Setting, you will found the sidebar position there. Don't forget to save your Changes.
Left Sidebar placed at left of the content
Right Sidebar placed at the right of the content
None There is no sidebar in post. If using Title cover, the title will center automatically.
Select Sidebar Choose the available sidebar.
If you want to create a new sidebar, navigatae to Pointed > Sidebar, just click add more and set your sidebar name. Save your Changes.
Float Sidebar
On When scrolling the sidebar will automatically float over the page
Off Just the regular sidebar

Set Featured Post

Featured If you want set a post to be featured posts, just simply check the Featured category. If you have set on Modules setting order to featured, your post will show there.

Post Format

Standard The standar format is a regular wordpress post as usually. No additional setting for this format.
Video Featured image on single post will appear as a Video. Once you click the "Video" format, the Video setting will appear below the editor.
  • Simply, Paste the Video URL on the Input text.
  • Available online video is Youtube and Vimeo.
Audio (Souncloud) Featured image on single post will appear as a Audio. Once you click the "Audio" format, the Audio setting will appear below the editor.
  • Simply, Paste the Soundcloud audio URL on the Input text.

Post Options

Social Media Share

Share Style
Default - After content Social Media share will placed only at the end of the content.
Float Placed in left of the content. When scrolling, Social Media share will automatically float over the page.

Related Posts

Related Posts
On By default, Related posts is On. This will show Related Posts in single Post.
Off If you don't want to show Related Posts, just simply switch it to Off.
Query Type
Posts in the same Categories Only posts with same category of this post can show here.
Post in the same Tags Only posts with same tags with this post can show here.
Post in the same Categories & Tags Only posts with same category and tags can show here.

Box Slide - Related Post

Box Slide Related
On By default, Box Slide Related post is On. This will show single Related Post in Single Box.
Off If you don't want to show Slide Box Related Post, just simply switch it to Off.
Box Slide Position
Left Slide Box will show in Left of the page.
Right Slide Box will show in Right of the page.
Query Type
Posts in the same Categories Only post with same category of this post can show here.
Post in the same Tags Only post with same tags with this post can show here.
Post in the same Categories & Tags Only post with same category and tags can show here.
Post in the same Author Only post with same author with this post can show here.
Random Post A random post will show here

To Edit the category layout, navigate to Pointed > Category, choose a category you want to edit.

Category Options

Label

Big Label If you switch it to Off, the Category tittle will show like regular label (depending your label style)

Slider

Slider Type
Slider Grid Slider in this category will show in Slider Grid.
Slider Regular Slider in this category will show in Slider regular.
Off There is no slider in this category.
Slider Size
Full Slider will show full width
2/3 Slider will show in 2/3 column
Autoplay When it's On, Slider will automatically autoplay
Slider Duration If Autoplay, set the duration time to next slide in second
Transition Type
Move Slide will move to the next slide
Fade Slide will just fade to the next slide
Number of Posts Set the number of posts in this category
Sorting
Date Latest post will show at the top
Comment Post with most comment show at the top
View Post with most view show at the top
Featured Show featured post only
Review Show Posts with review only
Random Show posts in random sorting
Post are not older than This will also filter by post published time.

Latest Articles (Global)

Title The latest articles title for this category
Subtitle The latest articles subtitle for this category
Big Label
On Title & Subtitle will using Big Label style
Off Title & Subtitle will using Label style
Module Layout You can choose 1 of 10 available module layout.
Meta If it Off, meta will not show.
Description If it Off, excerpt or content of the posts will not show.
Readmore For Large Module

Pagination (Global)

Paginationn Style
Load More
Load next posts in one 'Load more' button
Next Prev
Go to next / previous page with next / previous button
Number
Show available number of pages

Sidebar (Global)

Select Sidebar Choose the available sidebar.
If you want to create a new sidebar, navigatae to Pointed > Sidebar, just click add more and set your sidebar name. Save your Changes.
Sidebar Position
Left Sidebar placed at left of the content
Right Sidebar placed at the right of the content
Float
On When scrolling the sidebar will automatically float over the page
Off Just the regular sidebar

Ad

Ad By default it's Off, If you want to show an Ad, simply switch it to On.
Select Ad Select available Ad source you want to show.

Custom Logo & Style

Custom Style By default, the setting is Off, if you want custom style in a category, just simply switch it to On.
Logo Upload your logo here, this Logo image will show in regular devices like Desktop / Laptop. Recommended size 233x64px.
Logo Retina Upload your logo for Retina Devices, this Logo Retina image will show in iPhone, iPad or Mac Retina. The Logo will looks sharp in Retina devices. Size usually 2X of your regular logo size
Mobile Navigation Logo Upload the small version of your logo, this Logo appear in Smartphone / Tablet. Recommended size is 121x26px
Mobile Navigation Logo Retina Upload your Retina mobile logo to make sure the logo look sharp in Retina devices. Size usually 2X of your regular logo small size
Body Background Background color & Image (This only effect when using boxed layout, you can switch to boxed layout by navigate to Pointed > General, switch the Boxed layout to On)

Switch to Page Builder

When Editing a page, you'll found Page Builder button at the top of Text Editor, click it if you want switch the page into Page Builder Template.

 

You can also switch it via Page Template to Page Builder


Page Builder


Page Builder Row

Row is area where some Modules will placed

Row with Sidebar In this Row, you can have a sidebar. By default Sidebar position at Right of the content area. Just simply drag the Sidebar to the left of the content if you want sidebar position at the left.
Row Full In this Row, you can put the Modules only. There is no sidebar option here.

Page Builder Modules

Grid 4 Slider
Grid 3 Slider
One Slider
Crousel Slider
Hello Slider
Ad
Module Large W
Module Large X
Module Large Y
Module Large Z
Module Medium W
Module Medium X
Module Medium Y
Module Medium Z
Module List
Module Small

Slider

Display some posts in A slider

Title The Grid Slider Title will placed at the top-left of the Slider.
SLider
Grid4 Slider Show 4 posts in 1 slide
Grid3 Slider Show 3 posts in 1 slide
One Slider Show 1 post in 1 slide
Carousel Slider Show 3 posts: 1 focused post, 2 posts as naviagtion (next/prev)
Hello Show 1 post in 1 slide, with some posts at bottom at the slider navigation
Autoplay When it's On, Slider will automatically autoplay
Autoplay Duration If Autoplay, set the duration time to next slide in second
Transition Type
Move Slide will move to the next slide
Fade Slide will just fade to the next slide

For more Options detail ...


Ad

Display an Ad in Page Builder.

Title The Ad Title will show like the label style. If you don't want to show the Ad title, just leave blank.
Ad Source Simply select your Ad Source. You can manage your Ad Source by navigate to Pointed > Ads

Module

Display some posts where 1st (till 2nd or 3rd) post layout using Medium post style, then Small post style after.

Column In Row with Sidebar area, you can switch the Module A into half size of the content
Module Type
Large W Show the module in large, like old-school blog, left title alignment left
Large X Show the module in large, like old-school blog, with title alignment center
Large Y Show the module in large, like old-school blog, title above the featured image
Large Z Show the module in large, like old-school blog, title in a box below featured image
Medium W Show the module in medium in full-width, half for featured image and the other half for title and excerpt
Medium X Show the module in medium
Medium Y Show the module in medium, title above the featured image
Medium Z Show the module in medium, title in a box below featured image
List Show the module in small featured image, full-width, title and excerpt beside the featured image
Small Show the module in small featured image with title, meta and no excerpt

For more Options detail ...


Combine

Combine: Large + Medium, Medium + Small

Column In Row with Sidebar area, you can switch the Module A into half size of the content
Combine Type
Large You can combine some Module Large with some Module Medium
Medium You can combine some Module Medium with some Module Small (left/right)

For more Options detail ...


Latest Articles (Global)

This is not the Module in Page Builder. This Module will display Global Latest posts after Page builder.

Basically the Options of this Module same with other Latest Article Setting.

Latest Articles Latest Articles Options ...
Pagination Pagination Options ...
Sidebar Sidebar Options ...

For more Options detail ...


Module Options Detail

Title The Module Title will be the Label of the Module.
Subtitle The Subitle will placed after Module Title (position depending by Label type).
Big Label Style If you switch it to Off, the Category tittle will show like regular label (depending your label style)
Number Of Articles You can set how much articles you want to display in this Module. To make sure the content looks nice you may adjust your number of articles each Module.
Category You can select One or more category in every Module.
Tag You can also filter by tag. You can using more than One Tag to filter your posts.
Sorting
Date Latest post will show at the top
Comment Post with most comment show at the top
View Post with most view show at the top
Featured Show featured post only
Review Show Posts with review only
Random Show posts in random sorting
Post are not older than This will also filter by post published time.
Offset Every query you set, the article loop will always start from first.
You can skip it by set the offset number, if you set it to 3, the first article will jump to 3rd article as the first.

In this case :
You're using Regular Slider that show 3 latest articles.
You want to display articles start from number 4 of the latest articles in other Module.
Readmore If it On, the readmore button show below the excerpt
Additional Options
None There is no option here
Pagination This pagination will using Ajax. There is 2 options, Next Prev & Load More
link A Button with custom link will show below this Module

To create a new page, go to Page > Add New


Page Header

Yes This mean you're using custom (page) header structure.
No You're using default (global) header structure.
Note : You can change your Page Header structure by navigate to Pointed > Template > Page > Header Structure

Page Cover

Basically the Page Cover is same with Post Cover, you can see back to Post Cover to see the preview
There are 4 available Header Type in a Page:

  • Cover Full
  • Full Width
  • Title Full-width
  • Title 2/3

Latest Articles (Global)

This is not the Module in Page Builder. This Module will display Global Latest posts after Page builder.

Basically the Options of this Module same with other Latest Article Setting.

Latest Articles Latest Articles Options ...
Pagination Pagination Options ...
Sidebar Sidebar Options ...

For more Options detail ...

Create New Sidebar

  • Navigate to "Pointed > Sidebar"
  • Click "Add More" button, then insert your sidebar name there.
  • Click "Save Changes" to save the settings.
  • Now you sidebar is ready.

Widgets


Pointed - Ad Spot

In Ad Widget, You just need to choose available Ad Post. You can place your Ad Code by navigate to Pointed > Ads, Choose the Ad Location you want.



Pointed - Facebook Like

You just need insert your Facebook Page URL



Pointed - Google+ Follow

You just need insert your Google+ URL



Pointed - Module Medium

For more Options detail ...



Pointed - Module Small

For more Options detail ...



Pointed - Module Slider

For more Options detail ...



Pointed - Reviews

For more Options detail ...



Pointed - Popular Category

Just need to set number of categories you want to show



Pointed - Social Media Links

Yes, there is no link setting in the widget, You need to insert your Social Media link by navigate to Pointed > Social Media, Expand the Social Media Toggle, Insert your profile url there.



Pointed - Social Media with Numbers

Please carefully read on Widget Instruction.

If you want using our Ad system, please follow this guideline to show your Responsive Ad

If you're using AdSense, don't use this medthod. Just paste your AdSense to Ads code area.

Show different Ad depending on device

Display Ad in Desktop
<div class="ads-desktop">
	<!-- This will show ad only on desktops -->
</div>
Display Ad in Tablet Landscape
<div class="ads-tablet-landscape">
	<!-- This will show ad only on Tablet Landscape -->
</div>
Display Ad in Tablet Potrait
<div class="ads-tablet-potrait">
	<!-- This will show ad only on Tablet Potrait -->
</div>
Display Ad in Mobile Phone
<div class="ads-phone">
	<!-- This will show ad only on Mobile phone -->
</div>

Example

<div class="ads-desktop">
	<a href="#"><img src="image-for-desktop.jpg" alt="" /></a>
</div>
<div class="ads-tablet-landscape">
	<a href="#"><img src="image-for-tablet-landscape.jpg" alt="" /></a>
</div>
<div class="ads-tablet-potrait">
	<a href="#"><img src="image-for-tablet-potrait.jpg" alt="" /></a>
</div>
<div class="ads-phone">
	<a href="#"><img src="image-for-phone.jpg" alt="" /></a>
</div>

Site Icon is an Icon that will show your site Icon in browsers Tabs and browser Bookmarks

If you're using Wordpress 4.3 or latest, there is 2 method to set your Site Favicon:

1. Setup Site Favicon via Wordpress Customizer

  • Navigato to Appearance > Customize
  • Go to Site Identity
  • At Site Icono, upload your site icon there

This way is simply, Once you've setup via this way, you don't need go to step 2


2. Setup Site Favicon via Pointed Options

  • Navigato to Pointed > Site Icon
  • Expand the Site Identity toggle
  • There are 4 available image setting, that you need carefully prepare 4 different image size that will make your site Icon looks perfect in any devices.

Meta is some information like post Author, post Date, post Category, post Tags, post Comment, post View.

Custom Meta Item

You can decide what meta item you want to show and re-arrange it by navigate to Pointed > General Setting, You'll found a setting for Meta for Small & Meta for Medium & Large

Just simply check or check and re-arrange the meta position

To add Google Anayltics code, simply copy and paste the code they provide you and add it to the Pointed > General > Global Setting, in the "Analytic code" area. Ensure the code goes in this box, as this is what Google recommends.

Custom CSS

To add custom CSS, simply write the CSS code only (without <style> tag) to Pointed > General > Global Setting, in "Custom CSS" area.


Custom JS

To add custom JS, simply write the JS code only (without <script> tag) to Pointed > General > Global Setting, in "Custom JS" area.

Change Date Format

  • Navigate to Setting > General
  • Scroll down until you found Date Format section
  • You can select one of available Date Format, or use Custom Date Format

Using Custom Date Format

F j, Y g:i a November 6, 2010 12:50 am
F j, Y November 6, 2010
F, Y November, 2010
g:i a 12:50 am
g:i:s a 12:50:48 am
l, F jS, Y Saturday, November 6th, 2010
M j, Y @ G:i Nov 6, 2010 @ 0:50
Y/m/d \a\t g:i A 2010/11/06 at 12:50 AM
Y/m/d \a\t g:ia 2010/11/06 at 12:50am
Y/m/d g:i:s A 2010/11/06 12:50:48 AM
Y/m/d 2010/11/06

For more defails about Custom Date Format, you can see the Wordpress Codex

If you want set a Page as your default Homepage (landing page), you can setup via Wordpress General Setting

  • Navigate to Settings > Reading
  • You'll found Front Page display section
  • Change the option to A Static Page
  • In Front Page option, choose the Page you want to set as a Homepage
  • In Posts Page option, choose the Page you want to set as a Global All Posts
  • Save your changes