Amber Documentation

Introduction

Amber | Luxury Business WordPress Theme

A short guide and general information to help you get to know your new theme.

Above all, We would like to thank you for purchasing this theme, your contribution is very much appreciated.


This document covers the installation and use of this theme and reveals answers to common problems and issues - We encourage you to read this document thoroughly if you are experiencing any difficulties. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this document, feel free to pose them in the dedicated support forum.

Getting Started

Installation of the theme

Installation of the theme

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

Installation

When you are ready to install a theme, you must first upload the theme files and then activate the theme itself. The theme files can be uploaded in two ways:
FTP Upload - Using your FTP client, upload the non-zipped theme folder into the /wp-content/themes/ folder on your server
WordPress Upload - Navigate to Appearance -> Add New Themes -> Upload. Go to browse, and select the zipped theme folder. Hit Install Now and the theme will be uploaded and installed.
Some webservers have a limitation for the maximum allowed size of files being uploaded to them and that value may be exceeded by the theme file. If that is the case you can receive an error that states: The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini. or Are you sure you want to do this? Please try again. If you get any of these errors please increase the values of upload_max_filesize and post_max_size directives in your php.ini file to 20M or follow the Installation via FTP section described above.
Once the theme is uploaded, you need to activate it. Go to Appearance -> Themes and activate your chosen theme.
After that you need to activate the pre-installed plugins:
1. WPBakery Visual Composer
2. WooCommerce (for online shop)
3. WordPress Importer
4. Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer
5. Layer Slider
6. Contact Form 7
All the plugins which are not free come under our Extended License, so you don’t need to pay for their license to use them. Some of them might have messages requiring activation, but they are already activated on our side. No purchase code needed. When using them under our license you will need to wait for the plugin updates in our regular theme updates. If you want to be able to auto update them from wp-admin, you will need to buy your own personal license for that.

Setting up the Homepage

Setting up the Homepage

To set up the homepage you must create a new page, you can do so by navigating to Pages > Add New. The title for this page can be up to your liking. Under Settings > Reading please setup the new Homepage.
Actually you can set any page to be your homepage. Once it’s created you can compose your homepage layout. The design layout is created under Bootstrap framework which is split into 12 columns grid. Each widget has its own maximum and minimum widths, so depending on that you can work out the layout for each page.
As you can see the homepage just like any the page is now 100% constructible out of the modules we have in Visual Composer. The homepage can be created by any element in Visual Composer.
To view the short manual on how to use the Visual Composer, please follow this link:
http://codecanyon.net/item/visual-composer-page-builder-for-wordpress/full_screen_preview/242431

Theme Features

Theme Customization

Theme Customization

Our theme is now supplied with the advanced Theme Options settings where you can regulate all the settings of the website in one place. You can go there via a link in the top bar and via a tab on the left panel in wp-admin.
Header: In that folder you can upload logo, specify header position, type of header and colors of the theme elements.
Footer: Here you can change the copyright text and split the footer into widgets. Also specify the amount of widget areas.
Using Redux framework you can easily change:
- Logo
- Favicon
- Header area
- Typography
- Social media profiles
- Footer area
WordPress Customize allows you to regulate the other settings of the website. In WordPress menu go to Appearance > Customize
Other: Mailchimp: Setup your mailchimp adding ApiKey and ListID.
Site title & Tagline: You can set up some meta tags here.
Navigation: You can choose the menu to display in the top from precreated sets in wp-menu.
Widgets: You can set up the widgets into the precreated areas.
Static Front Page: Choose the Homepage and the Blog which by default will use the Grid Layout. To create a List layout, you will not need to set it up here, you’ll need just to choose the Blog List layout for the page.

Footer area setup

Footer area setup

The footer is the same on all pages. You can set that up on the Widgets page (Appearance > Widgets) and choose from the suggested widgets. Please see the attached screenshot.

How to set up the sidebar

How to set up the sidebar

a) Please enter the Appearance > Widgets
b) Select and Drag the widgets you need.
c) Move to the Appearance > Customize and choose the sidebar under Widgets.

Adding Images to Layer slider

Adding Images to Layer slider

You will need to upload various images to the Layer slider. You can add items from Layer Slider plugin in the WordPress backend. When you go there first you need to create the new Slider, and add new slides.

Menus

Menus

There is only one navigation on the site – in the top, so you can adjust it under Appearance - > Menus
This is standard Wordpress functionality, you can choose from the pages, post categories, or custom links.

Content

Setting up Content Pages and Posts

Setting up Content Pages and Posts

All pages can be created as simple content pages or built by means of Visual Composer page builder. You will need to first set up the page and then add and set up content blocks. Just add a row and add the modules to row from the Visual Composer dashboard.
Now you can choose how to compose your template. Add Content modules, Testimonials, etc. You have everything to realize your imagination.
We have also included extension packages for Visual Composer. You can use them free.
Just pick the module you like and add it to the row. Then you can edit it.
You can also edit the row background, add video or parallax images to the background. Just click on Row edit icon and you will see the options & features, which are available for this row.

Blog page

Blog page

The Blog page is a usual blog, formed from the posts which belong to categories created by you, which have tags and featured images that show in the post listings on the blog page. The blog page can have the sidebar on the left, right or no sidebar, and the contents of the sidebar, as described above, are set under the Appearance > Widgets.
You can use shortcodes in text editor while creating a Blog post content.
Blogs can be posted by someone who has the access to the backend of the site with admin or author role. Anyway that person will be able to log into the WordPress panel and have a user profile.

Portfolio (Rental Services)

Portfolio (Rental Services)

Portfolio item is created as another custom post type called Rental Services.
So basically, you create an individual post.
You should also setup the thumbnail image for portfolio cover.
Audio and Video: You can insert the embed video or audio instead of the photo gallery. You just need to insert another module “TS iFrame Embed”.

Content import in one click

Content import in one click

Don’t know where to start on building up your site? We have created an option for you to recreate our theme demo site in just one click. You should just go to Theme Options - > Demo Importer and click the import button.

WooCommerce shop

WooCommerce shop

WooCommerce is the most popular e-commerce plugin for WordPress. Now you can have a shop with all e-commerce features on WordPress.
Before you start adding products, please go through the WooCommerce plugin settings and specify everything you need for your shop:
Go to WooCommerce > Settings > Products > Display
Adding the products: You can easily add new products via Products > Add Product
Just specify all details with the description and shipping details. For a single product you can upload several photos in Product Gallery. More information about the WooCommerce features you can find here:
http://docs.woothemes.com/documentation/plugins/woocommerce/getting-started/

Events page

Events page

Events page is a template that show the listing of the events created under the Events tab in the Wordpress Backend. Events are custom post types created for the convenience in this theme.
Besides the standard Title and Content fields that every WordPress Post has, Event Post has the following fields (as per image above)
SO that it was easy for you to recreate the pages as we set them up in the demo, we precreated templates for your convenience.
So you can really just click one button and Visual composer will create all the necessary elements with already completed settings.
Again, thank you for purchasing this theme!
If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this document, feel free to pose them in the dedicated support forum at www.stylemixthemes.com