Awaken WordPress Themes

Awaken WordPress Themes

1. Introduction

This is the documentation page of the Awaken WordPress Theme. We will try to keep everything well documented. If you are not sure about particular area of this please use the support forum.

2. Theme Installation

  • Theme installation process is same as others.
  • Download the .zip file.
  • Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress Dashboard.
  • Click on the Add New button.
  • Click on the Upload Theme button on the top.
  • Use Choose File button to select .zip file.
  • Select the theme ‘zip’ file from your computer and click Install Now Button.
  • After successfully installing the theme click “Activate Theme”.
  • After activating the theme, WordPress dashboard will display a message to install the Redux Framework. Install the redux framework from there. Then activate the plugin. If you did not find that message just install the Redux Framework in the same way that you install other plugins.

3. Add a Custom Logo

Adding a custom logo is very easy. Please use the following steps.

  • Go to Awaken Options in the WordPress Dashboard.
  • In the General Settings Tab Click on the “Upload” button which is under the Heading “Logo”
    Upload Your Logo and Click Select in the upload screen.
  • Click “Save Options” button in the bottom of the General Tab.

4. Custom Main Menu

  • After just installing the theme it will display the pages as the default menu. You can add your own links, categories, pages for the menu.
  • Go to Appearance > Menus in the WordPress Dashboard.
  • In the edit menus tab click on the link “create new menu”.
  • Give a Menu Name and click button “create menu”.
  • Then you can choose/create the links from the three tabs(Pages/Links/Categories) which is in the left hand side.
  • After Creating the menu select the Theme Location of the menu.(It’s under the Menu Settings which is in the bottom of the page. ) In this case tick the “Primary Menu”.
  • Hit Save.

5. Magazine Homepage

– Adding a magazine homepage.
  • Create a new page by going to Pages > Add New in the WordPress Dashboard
  • Give the page a name whatever you want. eg : Home.
  • Then from the page attributes options box select the Template as Magazine Template.

Awaken add homepage

  • Then Go to Settings > Reading in the WordPress Dashboard and select the “A Static Page” option which is under the heading “Front Page Displays”.
  • Then Select the page that you created from the “Front Page” drop down . eg: Home

Reading Settings

– Adding a blog post page when magazine homepage is activated.
  • Go to Pages > Add New in the WordPress Dashboard.
  • Give it a name whatever you want. eg : Blog.
  • Then from the page attributes options box select the Template as Default Template.
  • Then Go to Settings > Reading in the WordPress Dashboard and select the option “A static page” which is under the heading “Front Page Displays”.
  • Then Select the page that you created from the “Blog Page” drop down . eg: Blog.

6. Featured Images and Slider

You may have noticed that when you upload featured images from posts they doesn’t have same sizes in the blog index page or magazine page. To fix that please use the great regenerate thumbnail plugin to crop images. It will crop all the featured images of posts.

Activate slider

1. Go to Awaken Options > Home Settings.
2. Check the ‘Activate Slider’ check box.
3. Put number of slides you want in ‘Number of slides’ input area.
4. Then select the category of posts which you want to display in the slider. ( Featured images of posts of the selected category will be displayed as slider images.
– Featured images of posts should be at least in width of 752px and in height of 440px to display slider images properly.
– Use regenerate thumbnail plugin to crop all the images.

7. Widgets

There are 6 widgets that you can display in the business template.

1.  Awaken: Single Category Posts
2.  Awaken Two Block Posts Widget.
3.  Awaken Three Block Posts Widget.
4.  Awaken Popular Posts, Comments, Tags Widget.
5.  Awaken 300×250 Ad Widget.
6.  Awaken Youtube video Widget.

8. Widget Areas

1.  Magazine 1
2.  Magazine 2
3.  Main Sidebar
4.  Footer Left Sidebar
5.  Footer Mid Sidebar
6.  Footer Right Sidebar

Drag and drop each widget to the relevant widget areas and arrange them any order you want. Following image shows the slider, featured post areas, widgets and widget areas

Awaken WordPress Theme Widget Areas

Sumber : Awaken

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