Influence Blog WordPress Theme Documentation
Thank you for using our Blogging WordPress theme!
We at EverestThemes are confident that you’ll be delighted with Influence Blog’s vast customizer feature options and modern magazine design WordPress Theme.
Please read carefully this file for any questions or issues you may be experiencing– it’s likely you’ll find the answer to your query here.
If you have any query that is beyond the scope of the document, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]
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This documentation is for all Free & Pro users. We have indicated Pro tag which is applicable only for Pro Users.
We have different image sizes for different sections. We recommend you to use greater than 1200* 900 px image size of images for best design match in all sections. For the author widget, we recommend using greater than 800*1200 px image size.
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If you have downloaded “Influence Blog Theme”, please look for influence-blog.zip unzip files. Keep in mind that we need .zip file to upload to WordPress Dashboard under Theme Sections. Sometimes this .zip automatically unzip especially if you are using MAC device then your ZIP folder automatically Unzip for you and gives you just a folder named influence-blog. In this case you have to find a .zip folder. Here are a big question How can I find my .zip folder when I am using MAC ??
Is Your MAC Unzip .Zip Files Automatically?
Here is the solution.
Step One: Open your Safari web browser
Step Two: From the Safari browser menu, select Preferences
Step Three: On the General tab, find the “Open Safe Files After Downloading” feature (usually at the bottom).
Step Four: Uncheck the box to prevent .zip files from opening automatically. This feature is for security purposes. These features are important to protect your computer from malware and trojans.
Step Five: After disabling this feature, download the .zip file again and it will remain intact without opening. That’s all.
# THEME INSTALLATION METHOD: 1
THEME INSTALLATION THROUGH WORDPRESS DASHBOARD
- Step 1: Log in to your admin page.
- Step 2: Navigate to Appearance → Themes.
- Step 3: Click Install Themes and click the upload button
- Step 4: Navigate to find the influence-blog.zip file on your computer and click Install Now.
- Step 5: Wait while the theme is uploaded and installed.
- Step 6: Activate the newly installed theme. Go to Appearance → Themes and activate it.
Check this video tutorial to know how to install via the WordPress admin panel: ( https://youtu.be/MIJYkyrh-Dc )
THEME INSTALLATION THROUGH FTP
- Step 1: Log into your FTP client to access your host web server.
- Step 2: Browse to find the influence-blog.zip file on your computer and extract the influence-blog.zip file
- Step 3: Upload the extracted folder to the /WP-content/themes/ folder on your server.
- Step 4: Log in to your admin page.
- Step 5: Activate the newly installed theme. Go to Appearance → Themes and activate it.
After your active Influence Blog Theme, you will see a notification message to activate the required plugins. Everest Toolkit is required. Click on Install Button on each plugin to start installing them. After you’ve installed them, activate them.
We have included a welcome screen on your WordPress to make it easy to navigate everything about Influence Blog Theme. After activating theme & plugin, navigate to Appearance → Influence Blog Info or Influence Blog Pro Info. You can see the image below for reference:
Getting Started Tab: This tab shows you the steps to start the theme and links for documentation, video tutorials and to buy Pro theme.
Recommended Actions Tab: This tab shows the required plugin to install for the theme.
Support Tab: This tab shows you links for any kind of support required relating to this theme.
FRESH WORDPRESS USERS: ( For New & Fresh Installation )
We assume demo import is best for a new and freshly installed WordPress site. If you have fresh and Newly WordPress installed then the first step is to navigate to your WordPress Dashboard and
Delete Hello world! Post form Dashboard → Posts
Also, Delete Sample page from Dashboard → Pages
These Post and Pages comes by default to get the best and exact demo.
For Demo Import you need to go in Appearance → Import Demo Content. You will see the available demo. Choose the demo you would like to install and wait without doing anything until the demo import process completes. After completion system will pop up the message of successfully imported.
FOR EXISTING WORDPRESS USERS : ( For Those Who have some existing Posts )
We do not recommend Demo Import options for an existing user. Rather you can go to Appearance → customize and give some time to customize your website using available options.
However If your site has old data and you importing a demo, then you should not freak out about old data. Your old data will not be removed or replaced. You have to go to Dashboard → Appearance → Import Demo Content.
After navigating to Import Demo Content, you will see different available demos. You can live preview from there and import also. Click on the Import button to import demo data. Lean back and wait for approximately 3-5 minutes, depending upon various factors. That’s all you need to do. When demo import is done, now its time to set up a blog page, widgets, banner, menu and a few other settings according to your requirements.
If your site content is empty (no posts/pages), you have nothing to do more. But if your site has posts/pages, you have to use a plugin Regenerate Thumbnails to generate necessary thumbnails for Influence Blog Theme. You can install Regenerate Thumbnails from Dashboard → Appearance → Plugins → Add New. Search for Regenerate Thumbnails, install plugin and activate it. (Install & use this plugin only after installing and importing demo.) Check the image below for reference:
First Step :
From Dashboard go to Settings → Readings Set your Homepage displays options to Your Latest Posts and Save this setting as shown in this screenshot image.
Don’t forget to save changes. 😉
Check out the video below for each and every step:
Influence Blog Theme is crafted with handy important customization options powered by WordPress live customizer. You can find all options under Dashboard → Appearance → Customize.
Now let’s dive one by one to these customizer options.
Home Page Settings -: We have already set up our Home Page Options as Your Latest Posts
#Global Settings -:
Global Settings provides your entire site settings. In this section, you will set up your Site Identity or Site Icon.
Another option you will find is Site Layout Options. Site Layout Options is for the Entire Site. From here you can set your Entire site Layout with will effects throughout your website.
- Site Layout -:
We have three-tab for almost every option.
General -> General Tab has all options available in the theme. In this tab you can enable or disable any options.
Design -> Design Tab has options for the enabled features in General Tab.
Advanced ->Advanced Tab is for experienced users. If you have ideas on margin and padding then only We will recommend you to use this Advanced Tab. Otherwise let it be default options.
- Typography -: In this Typography section we have options for your website Fonts and Typography options. You can set your Body Typography and Heading Typography. All Advanced options are available here.
- Color -: We have Color options for Theme Color, Text Color, Link Color, and Link Hover Color. Below is a screenshot for color options you can set to your website.
- Excerpt Length -: You can set your excerpt length for your website using these setting options.
#Header Settings -:
Header Settings options are for your website Header Area. You can choose your Header Layout first and arrange your header position as well as you can disable one of the headers if you do not like to display. Look at the screenshot below
You can Choose Banner Layout in this section. We have Two Banner Layout available in Free Version.
- Banner Layout
- Banner Content Options
- Widget Area
#Blog Page Settings
Blog related settings are available here as shown in the screenshot image below
#Archive Page Settings
# Search Page Settings
You can set your Search Page layout in this section.
# Footer Settings
In the footer section you can add different widgets and sections. There are enormous probability and way you can arrange your footer section with the options available in this setting.
You can Create Your Menu and assign your menu to its proper locations.
# Additional CSS -:
You can add your own additional CSS related custom CSS code here.
# Reset -:
Reset options reset all of your customizer settings to the default settings.