Curated Wordpress Theme

We are happy to present our theme, we call it 'Curated'.

Firstly, a huge thanks for purchasing 'Curated', 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 the ThemeForest forums, W3Schools, the Wordpress Codex or Google as theme errors/issues get top priority.

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Wordpress Installation

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/.

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.

After finish uploading wordpress, now try to access yor website URL from your browser. And you should see wordpress complaining cannot find wp-config.php. Click Create a Configuration File, and you will prompt that you need to know Database Name, Database Username, Database Password, Database Host, and Table Prefix. Click Let's Go to fill all detail of your wordpress installation.

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/


Further Reading

  • Download the zipped theme pack to your local computer from themeforest and extract the ZIP file contents to a folder on your local computer.
  • In the extracted folder you will find "curated.zip" Extract this file .
  • Using an FTP client to access your host web server
  • Upload the Theme files in the extracted folder called 'curated' 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.

Uploading Curated via FTP to Wordpress

  • Download the zipped theme pack to your local computer from themeforest and extract the ZIP file contents to a folder on your local computer.
  • In the extracted folder you will find "curated.zip" Extract this file .
  • Using an FTP client to access your host web server
  • Upload the Theme files in the extracted folder called 'curated' 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.

Installing Curated from the WordPress Dashboard

  • Download the zipped theme pack to your local computer from themeforest 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 Curated.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

Activate the theme

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

Description of Plugins

Shortcodes Maha A built-in Plugin for Curated Theme, with user Interface helper, that very easy to use.
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.
Login With Ajax If you want display the login lightbox like on the demo by clicking the user icon on the header navigation, please install this plugin.

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 themeforest 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 Curated.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.

  • Open wp-config.php and replace this: define ('WPLANG', ''); with this (subsitute the language string (en_US) with your own!): define ('WPLANG', 'en_US');
  • Download and install POEDIT
  • Connect to your site -> open your theme/languages directory
  • Download the default.po file and open it with POEDIT.
  • Translate file and save it as bg_BG (the file name must match with the string you inserted into wp-config.php)
  • Two files will be generated after save. en_US.po and en_US.mo
  • Upload the .mo and .po files into wp-content/themes/your-theme/languages folder

Your WordPress installation should be in the language you intend on using the site.

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.

Setup Menu Location

The theme comes with 2 custom menu locations: Main Menu (with mega menu feature) and a Secondary Menu. You must define your menu items for each menu location, once you have created your pages.


Main Menu "Mega Menu" Feature

Each link (category) in the main menu can have a child dropdown menu which can be displayed in 3 different ways.

  • Child Categories - to make just links to a child categories add categories to the menu then drag them below the category which you made parent.
  • Latest Posts - to make category latest posts to appear in the dropdown menu. Navigate to Posts > Categories and select the "Enable" option in "Latest Posts in drop down menu" feature.
  • Both options combined - to make a combination of child categories links and category latest posts, just do two actions as described above.

Setting up the Login Button

On 1.0.4 version theme come with login lightbox. If you want to display or using the login system on Curated theme, you can install additional plugin 'Login with Ajax' that compatible with Curated Theme.

  • Make sure the 'Login with Ajax' plugins is installed and active.
  • The login button will appear automaticaly if 'Login with Ajax' plugin is active.
  • Go to "Curated" > Header Settings
  • In the "Main Menu - Header" tab, you'll see the Logo section
  • Click Upload, the Uploader will show.
  • So then, upload your image that will be use as thw website logo.
  • Select your image.
  • Click Select.
  • Last, click the "Save Changes" button.

Setup the site logo when scrolling

  • Navigate to Wordpress Admin, 'Curated > Header Settings' section 'Main Menu - Header'.
  • Upload your small logo there. We recommend use size 133 (width) x 33 (height) px.

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


Type of Post Format

Standard The standar format is a regular wordpress post as usually. No additional setting for this format.
Gallery Featured image on single post will appear as a slideshow. Once you click the "Gallery" format, the Gallery setting will appear below the editor.
  • Simply, click the "Add Images" button to upload new image or select available images.
  • Use "Ctrl" to select multiple images.
  • Click "Select" button. Selected images will automatic on the Gallery Setting.
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

Make Featured If this checked, the post will set as a featured post, it's mean the post will show on the category.
Cover Style
Parallax The cover will show in full size, when scrolling the cover will move with great transition.
Important The Parallax cover is always need featured image.
Boxed The cover will show in full width as the page container width.
Important The Boxed cover is always need featured image.
Regular The cover will show in old-scholl style like a general blog post.
Title The cover will show title in full-width area.
Top Featured Posts Some featured posts will appear as carousel slider at the top of content and below the main menu.
Important It's always need minimum 4 featured post.

Post Review/Score

  • If you want use the review system, check "Turn on the Review System" to enable.
  • Fill the Review Information, that will apppear as the review description on the post.
  • Select the "Review Style", Available Styles is "Star" and "Circle".
  • Click "Add Review Item" to give a score each point.
  • Select the point number and give the point name.

Category Options

Category Color The color will show at the category label on the post and on the Menu Category.
Display Latest on the Menu Some posts will appear on the sub menu of this category on the Main Navigation.
Display Category Slider When open the category page, the slider will appear above the posts. Posts on slider are from featured post.
Display Category Slider Choose the posts layout on this category.

Page Options

Page Title Disable/Enable the Page title, if checked, the page title will appear on the top of the page.
Page Sidebar Disable/Enable the Page Sidebar, if checked, the "Page Sidebar" on widget setting will appear on the page.

Page as Homepage

If Enable, It's mean this page will display posts loop by this setting below

Use Homepage Disable/Enable posts loop on this page.
Title The title of this "Homepage" section. Leave blank if don't wanna display the title.
Posts Layout Select the posts layout on this "Homepage" section.
Posts Filter by Categories Select some category of the posts on this "Homepage" section. Select "None" to show without category filtering.
Filter by Tags Select some tag of the posts on this "Homepage" section. Select "None" to show without tag filtering.
Posts Sort Order
Latest Post on the first is the latest post.
Random Posts will show with random sorting.
Popular All-time Post with many viewer will show at the first.
Popular Last Week Posts on this week with many viewer will show at the first.
Number of posts per page The number of the posts will show per page.

Switch to Page Builder

Firstly, Select the "Page Builder" Template.


Create Extended Page


Create Compact Page


Create Classic Page


Create Infinite Scroll Page


Moz Slider

Display multiple post on awesome layout.

Posts Filter by Categories Select some category of the posts on this section. Select "None" to show without category filtering.
Filter by Tags Select some tag of the posts on this section. Select "None" to show without tag filtering.
Posts Sort Order
Latest Post on the first is the latest post.
Random Posts will show with random sorting.
Popular All-time Post with many viewer will show at the first.
Popular Last Week Posts on this week with many viewer will show at the first.
Number of posts The number posts will show.
important Minimum post is 7

Regular Slider

Display posts on awesome slide show.

Posts Filter by Categories Select some category of the posts on this section. Select "None" to show without category filter.
Filter by Tags Select some tag of the posts on this section. Select "None" to show without tag filter.
Posts Sort Order
Latest Post on the first is the latest post.
Random Posts will show with random sorting.
Popular All-time Post with many viewer will show at the first.
Popular Last Week Posts on this week with many viewer will show at the first.
Number of posts The number posts will show.

Blocked Slider

Display posts in optional layout.

Title The title will appear on the top of this section. Leave blank if don't wanna display the title.
Posts Filter by Categories Select some category of the posts on this section. Select "None" to show without category filtering.
Filter by Tags Select some tag of the posts on this section. Select "None" to show without tag filtering.
Posts Sort Order
Latest Post on the first is the latest post.
Random Posts will show with random sorting.
Popular All-time Post with many viewer will show at the first.
Popular Last Week Posts on this week with many viewer will show at the first.
Number of posts The number posts will show.

Static Content

Display Static Content, it's possible to add shortcodes here.

Title The title will appear on the top of this section.
Content Write the description or another information here.

Theme comes with unlimited sidebars also with 6 pre built-in sidebar.

  • Main Sidebar - all static pages
  • Post Sidebar - all posts, single post page, categories and archives
  • Footer - three areas, Footer 1 on the left, Footer 2 center and Footer 3 on the right.
  • Curated Sidebar - all static pages

Create new Sidebar.

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

Setup Social Subsribe widget.

Widgets

Recent Posts Show latest Posts with Category filter.
Top Review Show Only Posts with review score with category and sorting filter.
Social Subscribe Show a Social Network Follower/Subscriber, Available social network is Faceboo, Twitter, Youtube, Google+.
Responsive Ads Show Ads in Simple-Awesome style.
Custom Navigation Show Navigation with inline style.
Popular Posts Show popular post in 3 tabs (popular of the day, week and month).
Widget Posts with Filter Show posts with categories/tags/shorting/top views filter.

We have created a very nice and lightweight shortcode generator plugin with very understandable and intuitive interface. Installing the plugin is very easy.

After installing the plugin, navigate to any page or post where you want to add the shortcode. You will see a new button beside of "Add Media" "Maha Shortcodes" was added to the editor. Click on the button and you'll see available shortcodes..

Columns Just click on the columns type, and fill the content area.
Button Control the text, url, color, text color and a link behavior.
Divider Thin Line, Thick Line, Bold. You can separate your content in different logical section with this shortcode.
Dropcap Create custom titles with a native theme design. Add main title and sub title.
Highlight For highlight the important text.
Message Box Add title, sub content to give a information.
Tabs You can add or remove tabs with "+" and "-" button.
Accordion/Toggle Toggle can turn into accordion style.
Video Insert a video from youtube and vimeo.

Using WPML’s Translation Management

Translation Management Features

Translating Page Slugs

For more information and detailed WPML instruction, please visit WPML Documentation