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ProMax WordPress Theme Setup Guide and Documentation

Installation

Before we start anything make sure take backup files and database of current state to prevent any problem in future we are not responsible for any damage you made later.

Minimum Requirement:

PHP Version 5+
MySQL Version 5.1+
WordPress 3.x or later
eCommerce Plugins Woocommerce

Installation:

Download theme file from My Account – Download section https://www.insertcart.com/my-account/ (If you are having any problem in download then contact us) after download upload main theme your-theme-file-name.zip via FTP or WordPress upload. As ftp software you can use Filezila or any other ftp client. if you are upload via WordPress upload then navigate to:

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After login into website Dashboard > Appearance  > Theme > Add New > Upload Theme > Choose file > Install now.  After successful upload Activate the theme.

In any case if you get error like theme file or folder already exist then you need to remove previous version first.

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Please Note: You must disable any caching plugin (like: w3tc, wp super cache) while setup theme because result might have some delay or not visible.

Also for first time setup you should restore default theme option to prevent any error or wrong value saved on database.

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Table of Content
Free Version Setup

ProMax Theme Options

Some of option doesn’t work for Free Version of theme user you need to Pro Version of theme to work all these options Purchase here

Basic Settings

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  1. Upload Favicon icon of website image must in .ico or png format
  2. Upload website logo keep ratio in 478px X 88px max.
  3. Show author profile below every posts and page you fill author details from Dashboard > Users > Your Profile > Bio. Fill you details here.
  4. Latest Post Show Below Navigation
  5. Change Color of latest post title link
  6. Change color latest post hover color
  7. Title on Index post bar anything you want
  8. Change numbers of latest post to display below navigation.
  9. This option allow to enable or disable popular post in sidebar.
  10. Chnage numbers of popular post to show.

Social Media

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Social media icons allow you to put link to your social profile paste with http:// on their respective website and save options. Icons will be display on top navigation bar like shown in above Image .

Custom Styling

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Use custom styling to put CSS codes this allow you to save these code in on theme update. Don’t edit style.css use this area for styling.

Advertisement

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This is for different area of advertisement within theme you can add Banner Ads, Text Ads, or HTML codes whatever you want. TEXT mode for html and codes and Use Visual mode for writing or copy paste.

Top box is use you header banner aside from logo or text ads like 728*90px

Second box use for advertisement in single post its will display ads just above every single post content.

Third box that will display ads on footer below navigation on Index Page and some other pages as well.

Advance Options

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  1. Social share button it allow you to directly share posts to social website visitor can also share them and show numbers of share it will display below every post.
  2. Responsive website design option only a premium features that allow user to view your website in mobile and tablets as well.
  3. Excerpt Length number of words display in post description on Index page and other archive pages. You can control it from here.
  4. Enable or disable home Icon from Main Navigation
  5. Header Background color you can also use customizer to change color and image of background. Appearance > Customizer.
  6. Website background color change choose whatever color you want it apply on whole website.
  7. This option for website background image change.
  8. Change link color choosing link color will change all and every link color into posts and page even on whole website.
  9. This change link hover color.
  10. Main Navigation background color change
  11. Main navigation hover color change
  12. Bottom navigation color change
  13. bottom navigation hover color change
  14. This option hide Author and Date stamp from post on Index page and archive page.
  15. Show or Hide Categories Button from Thumbnail in index and other archive pages.
  16. Categories Background Color Change on post stamp index and other archive pages.
  17. Bottom Pagination [1, 2, 3…] on Index and other archive pages change the current paged background
  18. Change background of other pagination numbers
  19. Change pagination text color
  20. Sidebar widget heading color change
  21. Sidebar widget text color.
  22. Website search button color change
  23. Change comment submit and reply button color.
  24. Change Footer Widget background color from this option.
  25. Change Footer Widget title text color from this option.
  26. Change Footer Widget link color from this option.
  27. Footer copyright background color
  28. Theme font color and size change
  29. H1 heading font color change mainly post and page heading.
  30. Show or Hide Footer Widget Area.
  31. Select Images for Website layout type.
  32. SEO and meta option put here google plus profile link
  33. Bing site verification meta code
  34. Google website verification code get from webmaster tool
  35. Footer script put here any script like analytics or any other
  36. Check Box to Enable or Disable Breadcrumbs from post and pagesPromax Post meta
  37. Post meta data information below every post: Hide Tags
  38. Show or hide comments
  39. Show or hide categories
  40. Show or hide author name and date
  41. Next and previous post link in below every post
  42. This option allow you to hide or show copyright text from footer.
  43. Put anything on copyright place
  44. Save option
  45. Restore default – Reset to default setting comes with theme.

FAQ:

How to install theme
We already write in documentation how to install theme your just need to upload file or search from WordPress directory if it’s free version for more info Read Here
How to Add a Logo?
Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Theme Option > Basic Settings OR  Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Site Logo, Title & Tagline.  
How to Configure the Menu Bar?
Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Menus. This theme supports 2 Menus, You can Disable them Completely. To Do so, set these menus to any Empty Menu.
How to Set Thumbnails Image for Blog Posts?

If you like to display thumbnail or featured image on post then you can set it while creating or editing post just click on “Set Featured Image” from bottom right side

Read full tutorial here

Customize Featured Thumbnail Image Sizes and Blocks (PRO Only)

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You can adjust image width and height using default settings as well go to Theme Options > Custom Styling > here Customize Post Box

  1. First select box help you to choose Image height and width
    Fixed Size – Already define into theme and resized to a fixed height
    Auto – Size will not resize it’s original width and height you made image
  2. Numbers of post block default is 3 on index and archive pages but you can choose from 1 to 10 also make sure image settings should be on auto.
  3. Hide border around post box and thumbnail

Manually change thumbnail height and width using CSS class first set above image settings to fixed (Important).

Now use below CSS change 250px to your own size

.imag .thumbnail img {
   width: 250px !important;
   height: 250px !important;
}

Paste above code into Theme Options >Custom styling [tab] > Custom CSS box and save options

Create and Add Menu

Before you create your menu for this theme, make sure your pages/sections have been created already. This way they will be available to be inserted into the menu.

Follow this steps to create a menu:

  • Go to Appearance> Menus in the main admin menu.
  • At first you will probably need to add a menu (create a menu), give it a name and click Save Menu.
  • The new menu will appear in a tab in this location. Click on this tab to begin adding menu items.
    Use the dialog boxes on the left hand side of the page to add items to your menu.
  • Select the master page you created as well as all of the sub sections or child pages and click “Add to Menu”.
  • Now you can drag the newly inserted menu item to their correct sequence and rename their titles if required.
  • After you have added and edited the menu items click Save Menu in the bottom of this area.
  • Adding the menu to the theme

Finally you will need to specify the location for this menu.  Select menu for Primary, Main or Footer menu and check box where you want to display it and click Save Menu.

Selection Post and Page Layout

You can select individual post or page layout style from any post while editing or creating new post, by selection style from right side as shown in picture

Selecting layout

If you want to change layout of whole website then go to Theme Options and change layout from there if you selected single post then it will not overwrite settings.

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