Theme documentation

Changelog

February 21, 2015 — Version 1.6
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  • Added: Fullscreen search functionality.
  • Enhancement: Search page results.
  • Enhancement: Archive page results.
  • Fixed: Removed the custom is_post_type() function. Now using the built-in is_singular() WordPress function.
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February 20, 2015 — Version 1.5
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  • Added: Snazzy Maps ability to Google Map Shortcode.
  • Added: Shortcode to display your featured posts.
  • Added: Option to define a custom URL/target to your projects.
  • Enhancement: Subtitle parameter to the text_block shortcode.
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February 18, 2015 — Version 1.4
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  • Updated: OT framework to version 2.5.0
  • Added: Option to define & customize a curtain around the body.
  • Added: Option to enable/disable the header auto-hide functionality.
  • Added: Option to completely hide the header per pages & projects.
  • Added: Option to define the header style (normal, inverted, hidden) for each single projects.
  • Added: Option to define the map style via Snazzy Maps.
  • Fixed: Google Map UI Functionalities were hidden.
  • Fixed: Mobile navigation position was not set correctly.
  • Fixed: Removed the outline around the arrows on the slider.
  • Fixed: Removed the built-in browser caption functionality when the cursor was hover the slider.
  • Enhancement: Better slider’s loading effect with a SVG icon.
  • Enhancement: Better header auto-hide behaviour.
  • Enhancement: Project’s title & category are now visible on mobile devices.
  • Enhancement: JavaScript, CSS & PHP.
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January 30, 2015 — Version 1.3
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  • Fixed: The slider gradient image overlay was replaced by using the CSS3 radial-gradient method. Same with the featured post images.
  • Fixed: Title and Blog description within the area were duplicated/repeating twice in some case.
  • Fixed: Responsive CSS issues.
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January 29, 2015 — Version 1.2
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  • Added: “Skip to main content” on the hero image on a single project page.
  • Fixed: Error while packaging version 1.1, some files were gone missing.
  • Fixed: Built-in WordPress Gallery image’s link set to “none” are now NOT clickable.
  • Fixed: CSS (responsive issue, etc..)
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January 28, 2015 — Version 1.1
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  • Added: Option to add “Skip to main contents” when using the “Page with Slider” template.
  • Added: Option to remove the Left/Right arrows when using the “Page with Slider” template.
  • Added: Modal box with thumbnail navigation added to the built-in WordPress Gallery.
  • Fixed an issue with the branding custom Top/Bottom margin.
  • CSS Enhancements.
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January 22, 2015 — Version 1.0
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  • Initial release
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Theme requirements

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  • WordPress 4.1+
  • PHP version 5.3+
  • Third party plugins (Will prompt to install and activate upon theme activation.)
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Image sizes

Image LocationWidthHeightMode

Project Hero Image 1920px 1280px Resized
Project Slide Panel 9999px 120px Resized
Blog 1280px 9999px Resized
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Theme Installation

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  • Within WordPress
    • Navigate to Appearance -> Themes -> Install Themes. Go to Upload, and select the file “studio8.zip” and “studio8-child.zip” within the zipped file you downloaded from ThemeForest.net. Hit ‘Install now’ and the theme will be uploaded and installed. This may take some time.
  • FTP Upload
    • Using your FTP client, upload the non-zipped studio8 and studio8-child folder into the wp-content/themes folder on your server. Go to Appearance -> Themes and activate the theme. The template is now installed and activated.
  • Dummy contents
    • I suggest that you import the dummy contents to duplicate our Live Preview to see how the contents if built. Go to Tools -> Import -> WordPress and upload the @IMPORT/dummy-contents.xml file. Follow the on screen instructions. This process may take some time, make yourself a favour and brew a cup of coffee.
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Menu Configuration

This theme require custom menus to work. You can found the custom menus management under Appearence -> Menus.

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  • Primary Navigation
    • You’ll need to create at least one new menu for the header. This theme also supports more custom menus, which you could use in the widget area. Click the Create a new menu to add a new menu.

      Now, on the left hand side, select the pages you would like to have added to the menu. You can then click “Add to Menu” and they will show up on the right side of the page. You can drag the pages around to arrange them the way you’d like.

      Create a drop menu by dragging menu items under and to the right of another menu item.

      Save the menu when finished.

      Now that you have the menu created, you need to assign it in the Theme Locations window located on the left. From Menu Settings, check the appropriate menu for the Primary Navigation and save.

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  • Social Links
    • Click the Create a new menu to add a new menu.

      Now, on the left hand side, click “Links” and enter the custom URL in the URL field and use the following code snippet to display the correct social network icon :

      Facebook
      [code][/code]

      Twitter
      [code][/code]

      Linkedin
      [code][/code]

      Refer the Font Awesome Icons‘s website to learn more on how using their icons.

      Save the menu when finished.

      Now that you have the menu created, you need to assign it in the Theme Locations window located on the left. From Menu Settings, check the appropriate menu for the Secondary Navigation and save.

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  • Search
    • The fullscreen search can be activated by creating any links linked to #search.

      If you want to place a search icon within your secondary navigation, on the left hand side, click “Links” and enter the custom URL #search in the URL field and use the following code snippet to display the correct icon :

      [code][/code]

      Save the menu when finished.

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Theme Options

The custom admin panel was developed to make the life on the end user (you) a whole lot easier. Within the custom admin panel you’ll find all extra options to have your theme the way you want.

Within the WordPress administrative panel, on your left side menu, just click the last item Appearance -> Theme Options.

Support & Services

If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this documentation, please send me an email to envato@simonbouchard.com.

Services

I’m available to help and getting you started with your online business. I offer a variety of services, here is a list of services I can provide with pricing. If you require anything else not listed here, be free to contact me.

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  • Theme Installation & Configuration (w/ dummy contents): 25$
  • Theme Installation & Configuration (w/ real contents): 50$/h
  • Theme Customization: 50$/h
  • Professional Website Hosting (North America): 99$/year
  • Domain Name Registration (.com, .net, .org, .biz, .ca): 15$/year
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