Blocker Wordpress Theme Documentation


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Installation


To use a WordPress theme you must have a working version of Wordpress already installed. For information in regard to installing the WordPress platform, please refer to the WordPress Codex here

Video Guide:

  1. Extract the package file
  2. After extract the main zip file, you'll see these folders and files:

    • blocker folder - main theme folder
    • blocker.zip - zipped theme
    • Documentation folder - help file
    • blocker-child folder - Child theme folder
    • html folder - html version folderr
    • plugins folder - The plugins install file
    • demo data folder - demo XML files, Revolution slider demo data
    • Log folder
  3. Install theme file
  4. This template works well for WordPress 4.3/4.4, update yours if needed.
    Installing the theme can be done in 3 ways. You can upload the theme ZIP file using the built in WordPress theme upload, or copy the files through an FTP client.

    • Using the Envato WordPress Toolkit plugin: Please refer this post.
      Note: How to get the API Key of themeforest(new version)? Refer this post.

    • Using WordPress Theme Upload:
      Be sure to extract the file "blocker.zip" from the ThemeForest download before uploading. Using the ThemeForest ZIP file directly will result in a "Missing Style Sheet" error.
      • Login to your WordPress admin.
      • In the "Appearance > Themes" menu click the tab "Install Themes".
      • At the top of the page click, "Upload", then click the file input to select a file.
      • Select the zipped theme file, "blocker.zip", and click "Install Now".
      • After installation you will receive a success message confirming your new install.
      • Click the link "Activate".
    • Using FTP:
      • Login to your FTP server and navigate to your WordPress themes directory.
      • Normally this would be "wp-content/themes".
      • Extract folder "blocker" from the zipped theme.
      • Copy the folder "blocker" to your themes directory.
      • After the files finish uploading, login to your WordPress admin.
      • In the "Appearance" menu click "Themes".
      • Click "Activate" for the theme "blocker Responsive Retina Ready Multi-Purpose WP Theme".
  5. Plugins Installation

    After activating the theme, you would notice the message box on the top of admin pages to ask you install/activate some plugins, you could use them for free or cancel the messages. Include:BM Pagebuilder, BM Shortcodes, Contact Form 7, Rotating Tweets (Twitter widget and shortcode) ...

    plugins

    • Click Begin installing plugins in this message.
    • You could check all required plugins, if you don't use Twitter/Contacct Form module, you could not insltall Contact Form 7 and Rotating Tweets:

      Plugins

    Note: Please install/activate the BM Pagebuilder plugin before import demo data.


  6. Import Demo Data
    • Go to Appearance > Theme Options > Import Demo Data, click "Import Demo Data". After importing data, you'll find the images of demo data are placeholder, you could replace them as yours later.

      Import Demo Data

To set up logo for your website, you need to:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin Dashboard.
  2. Go to "Appearance > Theme Options" (on left sidebar).
  3. Go to Theme Options > General Settings > Logo section, here you could upload a logo image or input logo text.

The recommended logo image size is less than 300px(width) * 80px(hight) in on header, this is the container size. If you want the logo be displayed clearly on retina screens, you need to upload a double size image logo(e.g. 600px x 160px).


2. Skin

The predefined colour scheme for your website, please go to ThemeOptions > Schemes

There are many detail colour setting options for every scheme, you could define your own style base on the given scheme setting. Click on the small icon "?" on the right side description for every item to learn detail explanation for the option.


3. Frontpage

To set up the homepage, you need to create a page which you want to use it as homepage, after that, go to Settings > Reading , activate A static page (select below) , select the page from Front page: drop-down menu.

set frontpage


4. Generate New Thumbs for This Theme

If there have been some images in your site already, please click the button. It will generate the right size thumbs for the images.

Before building your custom menu, you need to create your pages first, then navigate to Appearance > Menus, it is recommended to create you menu from Pages or Links.

6. Theme Custom

If you want to change style of theme, please go to ThemeOptions > General Settings, put your css code to Cutom Css box.
You could also use Child theme also, put the cutom css to custom.css file. Refer more about child theme

On admin panel the left hand, click "Appearance > Theme Options" to enter Theme Options

From Theme Options, you could:

Go to Posts / Add new, you could build single posts.

Add Posts

The "Post" is the base of whole site, it is single content page of site.

You could add posts by Posts / Add New (refer this article)

Post/add new

Each post should be set one category at least. You could set category to organize your posts. For the feature of this theme - "Block list" template, it should list the posts within which category.

Post/Category

You could set "Featrued Image" for posts, the featured image could be shown on top of single post:

Post/Featured Image

Or in Block list:

Post/Featured Image

7 Post Formats

The theme provide 7 formats for your post, theses formats would affect the layout of your post in list and content page. You need the to click on the radio button to change the format for a post:

Go to Pages / Add new, you could build all kind of pages you like.

Page/add new

Static Page

You could create static page (like: contact, about ...), we suggest you use the Page Builder to build the page(refer this section).

Block List Template

  1. You need create some posts by Posts / Add New (refer this section) firstly.
  2. Pages / Add New, enter a title, activate "Enable Block List Template".



  3. Pick up a category(or server categories), the posts belonged this category will be shown on shit block list.
  4. Set "List Layout" for each unit, the list will be shown like:

Note: The Page Builder will not be shown if the "Block List Template" actived.

The theme provide drag & drop page builder for your pages(deactivate "Block List Template"), press the button "Switch to Page Builder" to enable it. Following is a brief introduction for the page builder:

Activate Page builder
1. Wraps

The modules could be placed directly into the panel or be dragged into a wrap, depending on your layout. A standard wrap have the same width with page content.

Fullwidth Wrap

A fullwidth wrap have the following features:

 

2. Modules
3. Save and Load templates

Once you have build a layout via the page builder, and you want to clone them to other page/posts, you could save the current layout to a template and load then in the other page/post page builder section.

When you edit the text via a text editor, you could use Short Code to add some advanced elements to your page/post:

If you don't see the icon(green plus), please go to Appearance > Install Plugins to install BM Shortcodes plugin.

Following are the short-code elements this theme support:

1. Tranlate by po/mo

To translate the static strings, it is recommended to download PO Edit here. After installing the PO Edit please follow the following steps:

  1. Open the /Aside/languages/ folder and duplicate the blocker.po file, then rename it to your desired language code. For example, for German you need to rename it as de_DE.po for Spanish es_ES.po for Turkish tr_TR.po etc. You could find all the codes here.
  2. Open the .po file in PO Edit, you will see all strings that need to be translated. Type the translation of a string into the "Translation" column. Do not delete or edit "Original string" part.
  3. After finish translating, save the file, an .mo file would be created in the same directory.
  4. Upload the new files into the languages folder of the theme /wp-content/themes/aside/languages/ and then follow this guide: http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress_in_Your_Language#Single-Site_Installations.


2. WPML

It is recommend to use the popular WPML wp plugin if you want to make a multi-languages site:

2.1 Translate the Pagebuilder
  1. Install the plugin Translation-Management. Go to WPML/Translation-Management”, make sure “Translation manualy” selected
  2. Created a new page(make sure under default language), set to Pagebuilder editor, put in some Pagebuilder modules, click publish
  3. Check ‘Duplicate’ checkbox and click on “Duplicate” button (see the screenshot below) at the right sidebar. “Duplicate” button will be displayed after checking of checkbox. Click the pencil icon to translate the page

    ZA wordpress theme - translate the Pagebuilder ZA wordpress theme - translate the Pagebuilder

  4. When you edit the the page on non-default language, plz click “Translate independently” button at the right sidebar. Otherwise all your translations can be replaced by default content

    ZA wordpress theme - translate the Pagebuilder

  5. Please don't use orgin modules, please clone or create new one module to edit for copied pages. (refer video guide)
2.2 To translate the copyright information, Comment title and so on, please:
  1. Install the plugin WPML String Translation.
  2. Go to left menu: WPML/String translation
  3. Find the following string:
  4.     [ux_theme_option]theme_option_copyright
        [ux_theme_option]theme_option_descriptions_pagination
        [ux_theme_option]theme_option_descriptions_comment_title
        [ux_theme_option]theme_option_descriptions_your_message
        [ux_theme_option]theme_option_descriptions_comment_submit
        [ux_theme_option]theme_option_descriptions_next
        [ux_theme_option]theme_option_descriptions_prev
        [ux_theme_option]theme_option_descriptions_portfolio_learnmore
        [ux_theme_option]theme_option_descriptions_tags
        [ux_theme_option]theme_option_descriptions_menu_back
        

  5. Click on the “translations” on the right side of every string item, enter the target translated words, check on “Translation is complete" and save it.
  1. Javascript files
    1. Bootstrap 2.3.1 - styles/bootstrap.js - Some js for Bootstrap layout
    2. main.js - main js plugins: Waypoints v2.0.4, Flexslider v2.2, isotope, Modernizr 2.7.1, debouncedresize, DoubleTapToGo, imagesLoaded v3.1.6, SmoothScroll v1.2.1
    3. jquery.jplayer.min.js - js/jquery.jplayer.min.js - HTML5 media player plugin
    4. custom.theme.js - js/custom.theme.js - Blocker theme main js
  2. CSS files
    1. Bootstrap 2.3.1 - styles/bootstrap.css - Bootstrap layout
    2. ZA Pagebuild css - styles/pagebuild.css - Pagebuild layout and module style
    3. style.css - style.css - Blocker theme main css

Once again, thank you for purchasing my theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to publish your question here.

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