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Introduction

 

 

Installation - Watch video

To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For more info on how to install WordPress please see the WordPress Codex: http://codex.WordPress.org/Installing_WordPress

Extract the zipped package downloaded from ThemeForest to your desktop, in the extracted package you will find the Fundingpress.zip file which is the WordPress theme.

You can install the theme in two ways:

After uploading the theme, you have to activate it. Navigate to the Appearance -> Themes page to activate the theme.

 

Changing the URL structure

To change the URL structure so the URL looks more user-friendly (also is better for SEO) navigate to Settings -> Permalinks and under 'Common Settings' select 'Post name' or any other option EXCEPT default.

Admin panel options- Watch video

To customize the look and feel of Fundingpress you need to use the Theme Barracks panel (Theme Options):

 

General settings

Inside the General Settings tab you will be able to customize the logo and favicon (small icon that appears in the browser tab) by uploading your own images. Also there are the blog and project page settings giving you control over the quantity of information being show.

Colours

In this div you will be able to choose a body colour and a background for your theme. Currently there is no option to upload your own, but I have provided the .PSD and HTML files so you can change the images and overwrite them. There are a lot of tutorials on Youtube on how to use Photoshop and you can always use the 30 days trial if you don't already have it.

Footer

Information related to the footer: copyright text, link, year, privacy link and term link.

Contact

In this section you can enter the email and subject of the messages you will receive from the contact page.

Social media

You can enter and enable or disable your social links in this category.

Funding

Important information that will appear in the project creation page, please be descriptive warning users of terms and conditions or privacy that your site may have (you dont want any legal problems after all do you? :D). HTML only.

 

Slider - Watch video

The plugin used in this theme is the LayerSlider Premium WP slider which you can find by clicking here

You can find the documentation of the slider by clicking on the documentation link on the top right side when creating a slide.

 

How to create a page (with page builder) - Watch video

Creating pages is now easier than ever with the page builder:

 

How to create the blog page - Watch video

Creating the blog page is very easy. Once you install the theme a category called blog will be automatically created:

Widgets - Watch video

This template supports two widget sidebards: right side and footer.
In both sidebars all the widgets are fully styled, with the exception of the search widget. Please delete the search widget if you haven't done it already. Because this template already has an integrated search, the default search widget from WordPress hasn't been styled and it may cause some trouble.

Adding widgets is very easy, just head to 'Appearance' and then 'Widgets'.

Here you will be able to drag and drop the widgets that you want in one of the two sidebars.

 

Projects - Watch video

The projects can be managed from the project page which you can access by clicking on the project tab in your WordPress admin panel.

In this page you will be able to monitor everything about the projects.

Project pages

There are 2 different types of project pages

 

Important things you should know about projects

 

Funding settings - How to set up Paypal

 

Further help

 

What I can help you with

I can help you with any questions about how the theme works and any bugs or errors you might find, for example:

What I cannot help you with

Themeforest does not require authors to give support in any way shape or form, nor does your purchase of a ThemeForest item come with any guarantee of support in any way. However, I still spend a great deal of time each week providing support to you guys because it's important to me that you guys get a top-notch product and service.

That said, it is not feasible for me time-wise to provide support beyond questions about how the theme works and fixing any bugs or errors. This includes:

Please do not abuse support

This support is provided completely free of charge. Please remember that a customized WordPress design would normally cost $1500-3000, and for $40-50 you are getting a bargain. For this reason, please do not expect me to tailor the theme to your individual needs, it is not physically possible to do this for each of you.

That said, if you find any errors or bugs, don't hesitate to let me know via the support forum and I will try to get it fixed as soon as possible. At the end of the day, I hope you guys enjoy using this template! If you are happy with it, please don't forget to rate it on ThemeForest! (I will love you forever ^^)