Introduction

Dent-All: Dental Practice 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. Revolution Slider
3. Contact Form 7
4. Booked – Appointment Booking for WordPress
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.
Also you can update included plugins via upgrading the theme. We include latest versions of plugins in every update of the theme.
Here you can see video tutorial of Installation the theme:

Activate the theme and Import the demo content

Activate the theme and Import the demo content

After completing installation of the theme, you need to activate your product under Dent-All -> Product registration following these instructions:

1. Click on this Generate A Personal Token link. IMPORTANT: You must be logged into the same Themeforest account that purchased Dent-All. If you are logged in already, look in the top menu bar to ensure it is the right account. If you are not logged in, you will be directed to login then directed back to the Create A Token Page.

2. Enter a name for your token, then check the boxes for View Your Envato Account Username, Download Your Purchased Items, Verify Purchases You've Made and List Purchases You've Made from the permissions needed section. Check the box to agree to the terms and conditions, then click the Create Token button.

3. A new page will load with a token number in a box. Copy the token number then come back to this registration page and paste it into the field below and click the Submit button.

4. You will see a green check mark for success, or a failure message if something went wrong. If it failed, please make sure you followed the steps above correctly.
Then you can install included plugins under Dent-All -> Plugins (if you have not installed them).
After this you can choose and install the demo content under Dent-All -> Demo Import:
Please note: Most of images replaced with a placeholder image because of licensing. Also demo content doesn’t include WP options and widgets, so you need to create them manually via Appearance -> Widgets.

What if the Import fails or stalls?

If the import stalls and fails to respond after a few minutes You are suffering from PHP configuration limits that are set too low to complete the process. You should contact your hosting provider and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows:
  • max_execution_time 600
  • memory_limit 128M
  • post_max_size 32M
  • upload_max_filesize 32M
You can verify your PHP configuration limits by installing a simple plugin found here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-php-info. And you can also check your PHP error logs to see the exact error being returned.

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
The detailed documentation of Visual Composer can be found in main ZIP archive under ‘manual’ folder.

Theme Features

Theme Options

Theme Options

WordPress Customize allows you to regulate the standard settings of the website. In WordPress menu go to Appearance > Customize
Site identit: That’s pretty obvious, you can name your site here.
Menus: 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. You can do the same later Appearance > Widgets
Static Front Page: Choose the Homepage and the Blog from the list of created Pages to assign their functions. You can do the same later under Settings >> Reading
Redux Framework: For additional theme settings we use Redux framework. So all general and custom settings can be setup after clicking on Theme Options in WordPress Panel:
Using Redux framework you can easily change:
- Logo
- Favicon
- Header area
- Blog view
- Services page layout
- Typography
- Social media profiles
- Setup sidebars for Custom Post types
- Footer area
- Demo Content upload
Sticky menu: You can also set up the menu as a sticky:

How to set up the sidebar

How to set up the sidebar

In this theme we paid special attention to Sidebars for your biggest convenience and on multiple previous requests.
We have two types of sidebar: shop sidebar and blog sidebar, either of them can be positioned on the left or on the right based on your selection in the Customize section
Now how it works.
There are default sidebars set up as usual under Appearance > Widgets as well.
That’s how it is going to look by default. In addition to that, you can add any element you want for a specific page, in this case you will need to go here:
Edit or create a new sidebar, and add any sections you need by means of VisualComposer

Adding Images to Revolution slider

Adding Images to Revolution slider

You will need to upload various images to the Revolution slider. You can add items from Revolution Slider plugin in the WordPress backend. When you go there first you need to create the new Slider, and add new slides.
More detailed manual you can find in the downloaded Manual folder “Revolution Slider”.

Menus

Menus

There are two navigations on the site – in the top, so you can adjust the menus 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.
Custom added shortcodes in our theme are on a separate tab:
Besides this, each page contains these options which include header color or background image, title fonts and colors, breadcrumbs and button settings:

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. 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.
Default blog layout is grid layout and once you set up an empty page in the theme setting where it is said blog, it will show posts in grid layout.

Gallery

Gallery

Galleries are created as a standard page using Image Carousel shortcode in Visual Composer. Here you create just single gallery photo.

Services & Prices

Services & Prices

In this theme we have Services pages and Service Prices. To add a Service Price go Service Prices and add new:
If you mark the Service Price as Featured – it will be displayed on the homepage Pricelist – Services Tabs. While adding a Service Price please associate it with the Post Category on the right hand side.
For the Service you need to create a Service page to associate the Price with the Service. Go to Services:
For each Service you can specify the Category, Featured Image, Service name and Description. For the Description we use standard Content area with Visual Composer, where you can insert ny shortcode you would like to display.
Moreover, you have additional page options to add Excerpt and Service Icon:
Once the Service page is created, you can merge the Service price with the Service itself.
There are also additional fields for regular price and discounted price.
Once the Service price is added. You can display it on the Service page using a STM shortcode in Visual Composer:
After you add it in the content area, please choose the required settings:

Appointment settings

Appointment settings

For the appointment feature we use the plugin Booked – Appointment Booking for WordPress. First of all, you should setup the plugin settings. You should go to Appontments > Settings.
The important tab is Default Time Slots. This is where you should specify the available days and time slots for reservation.
Once the Appointment module is ready to integrate, please add it as a shortcode on any page you want.
Once you get the new appointment request, you can see it under Pending. All requests have the customer s contact information. Once the appointment is approved you can go to Appointments and see coming appointments under each date:
You can also add a New Appointment manually, if you got the client not from a website.

Testimonials

Testimonials

In order that you could create testimonials in one place and then use all over the site, just inserting a VC element, we have created custom posts.
Each testimonial is a simple post which can be built by means of Visual Composer and Some Custom WordPress Fields.

Staff

Staff

To add the Staff member just go to Staff custom posts in WordPress left sidebar navigation. Choose Add New and add the member description with photo.
You can also add member position, email, facebook & twitter profiles.

Vacancies

Vacancies

Adding the Vacancy you have standard Vacancy position title, description. Description can be added via Visual Composer. There are also additional Options like Location and Department.
Once the Vacancy is published, it can be added on any page via Visual Composer STM shortcode – Vacancies.
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