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Installation

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 Socialreach.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.

 

Uploading the XML file (Importing the demo content)

With the files that you downloaded you should also be able to find a .xml file. This file includes all the content that you can see in the demo file so you can import them to your site and have some initial content to play with. To do this please follow the following steps

Admin panel options

To customize the look and feel of Social Reach 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 privacy settings giving you control over the quantity of information being show.

Cron Command

Inside cron command tab you will find cron command that you need to use to setup new cron job in your cPanel. Best interval for cron job is 10 minutes. For more about how to setup cron job you can find in our video tutorial: Setting a cron job in cPanel.

SEO

Some basic SEO options for your site. Fancy some more customizable SEO plugin? We recommend All in One SEO Pack plugin for Wordpress, its free and awesome!

WooCommerce

Different layout options for the WooCommerce page

Customize

Look and feel customization options for the theme. Include: Backgrounds, colours and menu

Social Settings

Here you will need to set your social application credentials. For more about how to create applications on social networks please check our video tutorial Create social apps in different social networks.

Tumblr Application website link:
http://yourdomain.com/wp-content/themes/socialreach/include/handler/

Tumblr Default callback URL:
http://yourdomain.com/wp-content/themes/socialreach/include/handler/?hauth.done=Tumblr

Footer

Information related to the footer: copyright text and logo.

Contact

In this section you can enter the email and subject of the messages you will receive from the contact page and google map settings to be able to set up your own custom marker.

Social media

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

 

Special mention: Backgrounds

   

As you just read in the previous section, you should easily be able to upload the background that you want under the Customization tab in Theme Barracks.

As you may have seen there is also the option to make the background footer repeat, this option will allow you to have a repeated pattern underneath the header background should you wish to do so.

Finally, unfortunately we cannot sell the images that you see in the demo for copyright reasons. However, if you are interested in them you may be able to find some help in the support forum ;)

 

Slider

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.

Also here is a video to get you started made by the author himself.

 

Google Fonts

Google fonts are included in the theme! Now you can choose between more than 600 fonts from Google databases.

To do this click on Google fonts tab in the main menu of Wordpress. You will be able to choose different fonts and sizes for the headers and body fonts.

 

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

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

 

Special mention: Parallax and columns

Column and Parallax blocks wrap around other blocks so do not used them by their own, they always need blocks inside. In another note, please use Parallax full width.

 

Special mention: Custom backgrounds

You can assign custom backgrounds to individual pages by uploading the image you want in the header image block. You can find it in the right bottom side of the page underneath feature image.

 

Campaigns

After users start creating campaigns in your site, you will see this page being populated. Campaigns created by users need to be approved manually by the admin to avoid spam and other possible obscenities troll users may create.

The campaigns page looks and works very similar as the posts section. However, in addition of the general information about the campaigns, you will also be able to see the status and progress of those.

One special mention is the staff picks. Inside the campaigns you will be able to see a "tick" called staff picks. If its enabled, the campaign will be shown in the latests campaign block in the page builder, if you have selected that option.

 

Premium Users

With version 2 you now will be able to set up premium users in Social Reach. You have 2 options:

Users can become premium in two ways:
1. Admin can add premium status to any user by checking Premium checkbox in User section of WP Dashboard

2. User can become premium by buying premium status in form of WooCommerce product. All you need to do is to add simple product and check premium checkbox on that product.

Premium options offered in version 2:

All campaigns published by premium users will have premium tag on the right side of campaign box.

Forums - bbPress

To be able to have forums in your site, you will need to install bbPress, which is free plugin for Wordpress. Social Reach is fully compatible with bbPress, and you wont need to do any additional steps for it to look as the demo site.

 

How to create the blog page

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

 

WooCommerce - Set up your own shop

Now you can add your own shop to your site with WooCommerce compability. To get started you will need to install the fee WooCommerce Plugin, which you can do from your plugins section of your admin panel. Here is a list of the external documentation that you may need to work with WooCommerce:


 

Price tables

The price tables follow the same principle as the page builder. Once you have created one, simply copy the code and paste it in the page where you want it to appear

To create a price table you need to:

 

Widgets

This template supports 4 widget sidebards: 2 general, 1 for the blog and 1 for WooCommerce.
The 2 general sidebars are there just in case you want to add some different sidebar to a page

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 four sidebars.

 

Further help

 

What we can help you with

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

What we 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, we still spend a great deal of time each week providing support to you guys because it's important to us 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 us 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 us know via the support forum and we will try to get it fixed as soon as possible. At the end of the day, we hope you guys enjoy using this template! If you are happy with it, please don't forget to rate it on ThemeForest! (We will love you forever ^^)