1. Introduction
  2. Theme Installation
  3. Update Theme
  4. Import Demo Content
  5. Theme Plugins
  6. Setting Aurora
  7. Theme Menu & Front Page Settings
  8. Page Templates
  9. Widgets
  10. Blog Post Settings
  11. Portfolio Settings
  12. Translation

Aurora Documentation

Beauty Spa & Beauty Salon WordPress Theme


Thank you for purchasing our theme. It has an understandable documentation that is easy to setup. If you still have some questions that you could not find in this help file, please contact us on our forum. You can also follow us on Evatheme Contacts for our future themes, that you could be interested in. Thank you very much!

Install WordPress

To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. You should ALWAYS be running the latest version of WordPress anyway, because otherwise you put your whole site at risk for potential threats. Never use an outdated version of WordPress.

If you need help installing WordPress, follow the instructions in WordPress Codex. Below are all the useful links for WordPress information.


Recommended PHP Configuration Limits

Many issues that you may run into such as; white screen, demo content fails when importing, empty page content and other similar issues are all related to low PHP configuration limits. The solution is to increase the PHP limits. You can do this on your own, or contact your web host and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows:


Theme Installation


There are several ways to install WordPress themes, we prefer using FTP but you may choose any other ways. Please read more about theme installation on the official website at http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes

If you choose to use ftp, do the following:

Update theme to the latest version


Manual Update

You can update your theme manually by performing the following steps:

Don’t worry. All your settings, content, images, etc are safe. Just keep in mind that if you’ve edited the theme files directly then you’ll lose these. That’s why the WordPress community is generally recommending using Child Themes.

Import Demo Content


You can either start building your site from scratch, or import one of our demo sites and then modify it to fit your needs. We will now explain how to do the latter.

Aurora comes with one-click import module. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Login to WordPress admin
  2. Go into admin panel > Aurora Options > Demo Importer
  3. Choose the demo site that you wish to import and click on the "Import Demo" button.

You imported the entire content (Pages, Posts, Portfolios, Widgets, Aurora Options)


Default method import demo content

What you need to do is follow the instructions that are taken from the Importing Content page from the WordPress website. To import from a WordPress export file into your blog follow these steps.

How to Use the XML File to Import the Demo Site’s Content

  1. Log into your site as an administrator.
  2. Make sure you activated your new theme before proceeding.
  3. Go to Tools → Import
  4. Choose “WordPress” from the list.
  5. Upload the demo import/demo.xml using the form provided on that page.
  6. You will be asked to map the authors in this export file to users on the blog. For each author, you may choose to map to an existing user on the blog or to create a new user.
  7. You will then have the choice to import attachments, so click on the “Download and import file attachments” box.
  8. Please be patient while WordPress imports all the content. Posts, Pages, Projects, and Menus are imported. You will need assign the menu a theme location & you’ll need to configure widgets. This is a limitation of WordPress’ import system.
  9. Enjoy!

Theme Plugins


There are several ways to install WordPress plugin, we suggest to use FTP but you can choose any other ways.
Please read more about plugin installation on the official website at http://codex.wordpress.org/Managing_Plugins

After activation of "Aurora" it will be offered to you to establish plugins:

WPBakery Visual Composer - Drag and drop page builder for WordPress. Take full control over your WordPress site, build any layout you can imagine – no programming knowledge required.

Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer - Includes Visual Composer premium addon elements like Icon, Info Box, Interactive Banner, Flip Box, Info List & Counter. Best of all - provides A Font Icon Manager allowing users to upload / delete custom icon fonts.

Slider Revolution - Slider Revolution - Premium responsive slider.

Evatheme Custom Post Types - This plugin is needed to activate the custom post types. eg Portfolio.

Contact Form 7 - Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible. For more information please head to Contact Form 7.

MailChimp for WordPress Lite - MailChimp for WordPress lets you create a highly customizable sign-up form. You can show the form anywhere you want using a simple shortcode, widget or template function. You can also add MailChimp sign-up checkboxes to various other forms on your site, like your comment or contact forms. MailChimp for WordPress Lite.

Instagram Feed - Display beautifully clean, customizable, and responsive Instagram feeds.


Visual Composer Settings

Blog Posts

Aurora compatible with the Visual Composer plugin. In this page builder added a custom element Blog Posts. You can add it to any page to create your own unique style.

It included 13 styles of posts:


Portfolio Posts

Aurora is compatible with the Visual Composer plugin. In this page builder added a custom element Portolio Posts. You can add it to any page to create your own unique style.

It included 10 styles of posts:


MailChimp Plugin

To make light background to the MailChimp Plugin form you need to add custom class to element "Text Block" mc4wp_light_form



Google Maps API

Google maps requires unique API key for each site, click here to learn more about generating Google API Key



How to Add Custom Font Icons in WordPress




Slider Revolution WordPress

Here you can find a complete guide to installing and configuring the plugin of Slider Revolution WordPress

Settings Aurora

Once you've installed Aurora and activate all the recommended plugins, you can start building your site.


Menu Creation

To create a menu, go to Appearance > Menus from the admin panel. Click on "Create a new menu." Enter a name for your menu, and then click on "Create Menu".

Every page that you've created up until now will be listed in the section on the left called Pages. Simply check the ones that you want added to the menu, and then click on the "Add to Menu" button. Once added, you can click and drag the menu items to rearrange them, or nest them one under the other.

Underneath the menu items, under the section Menu Settings, check "Top Navigation" and click "Save Menu" in order to activate the menu you've just created. You should now have a functional menu on your pages.

Aurora is a very customizable theme. You can create your own unique menu for each site. For this in the Aurora Options -> Header Menu make your settings


Footer

Now let's set up the footer by going to Aurora Options -> Footer from the admin panel. Some settings you define here will be the default settings for all pages on your site.

Also you can make the individual styles of the Footer in the settings page

To add content to your footer, you need to activate widgets by going to Appearance -> Widgets from the admin panel. On the right side of your page are widget areas for the footer, named Prefooter Area 1, Prefooter Area 2, Prefooter Area 3, and Prefooter Area 4. On the left side of your page are the available widgets. Simply drag the widget you'd like to one of the Footer Column widget areas on the right.


General Look and Feel

Finally, let's set up the general look and feel of your site. If you'd like to keep the fonts and colors you see on the Aurora demo site, then you do not need to do anything more. Otherwise, go to Aurora Options -> General. Typography, Color, General -> theme layout items, choose a default font family for your site, as well as the default content background color.

Page Templates


The theme has custom templates for creating non-standard pages. We present a list of templates you can use for the theme.

Please go to Pages > click create a new Page or edit the required one > on the right you can see "Page Attributes section".

Page - Coming Soon

The template is a good solution for website launching. Create a page with countdown timer. It allows to gather emails in a closed beta mode to notify visitors when the website will be available online.

Theme Widgets


In Aurora Options there is a sidebar item (Aurora Options -> Sidebar). You can create your own custom sidebars and use them on your pages. You need to click button "Add More", in the empty field write the name of the sidebar, save settings


Aurora comes with 5 different custom widgets:

1. Evatheme Facebook - Displays a nice Facebook like box;

2. Evatheme Flickr - Display images from Flickr;

3. Evatheme Last Tweets - Displays selection of your last tweets;

for this widget has two type: a carousel and a list

4. Evatheme Latest Posts - Displays selection of your latest posts;

5. Evatheme Social Links - Displays social links.

Blog Post Settings


Aurora comes with 7 different post formats: Standard, Image, Gallery, Link, Quote, Audio and Video. When you're creating a new post, choose what post format you'd like and insert the necessary info.

Below the screenshot settings post. Field to select the size of posts to the underground style. To select a style for the inner post page. field for video, audio, gallery

You can also tailor the look of your post by going to Appearance > Theme Options > Blog to hide/show different elements on the post page.

Portfolio Settings


To display the Portfolio section in the admin panel, you need to install the Evatheme Custom Post Types plugin. Aurora comes with 4 different post formats: Standard, Gallery, Audio and Video. When you're creating a new portfolio post, choose what post format you'd like and insert the necessary info.

Below the screenshot settings portfolio post. To select a style for the inner post page. field for video, audio, gallery

You can also tailor the look of your post by going to Appearance > Theme Options > Portfolio to hide/show different elements on the post page.

Shop Settings


You can enjoy all the benefits of e-commerce, you need to install the WooCommerce plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce/

You can also tailor the look of your post by going to Appearance > Theme Options > Portfolio to hide/show different elements on the post page.

Translation


This theme is localized, which means it can easily be translated to your own language(easy but quite time consuming). To translate it you need to follow these steps:

  1. Download and install http://www.poedit.net/download.php
  2. Go to /wp-content/themes/aurora/languages/ and open en_EN.po file.
  3. In the window that appears you have all the strings that were used in this theme, so you just need to go through them and write a translation.
  4. When you’re done go to File > Save as and save your translation in a *.po file.
  5. You should name your file pt_LANG. It’s just a naming convension WordPress_in_Your_Language.
  6. When you’re done translating open wp-config.php from your WordPress root folder and replace this line: define (‘WPLANG’, ”); with define (‘WPLANG’, ‘pt_LANG’). Since WordPress 4.0 site language defines in dashboard=>settings=>general