Delta Theme Documentation
This file has the writen documentation for the Delta WordPress Theme. For video instructions please checkout the Delta section on the Knowledgebase. Please read the documentation before seeking support. Thanks!
First of all I would like to thank you for purchasing this theme and you continuted support as a WPExplorer customer. Before going through the documentation of the theme I wanted to let you know that this theme does include support via the ticket site located at WPThemeHelp.com which we own and operate for WPExplorer customers only.
Important: Theme support is provided to help with any issues, such as bugs or incompatabilities of the theme purchased as well as any futher explanation of a function if you have not quite understood something here in the documentation file. Theme support does not include any sort of customizations for you or your client, so please try and refrain from opening tickets with these requests. Thanks!
In order to run this theme you should have the latest version of Wordpress (3.4+) installed on your self-hosted WordPress installation. The theme requires PHP5+ and uses new features available only to WP 3.3+ users. The GD library must also be running on your server because WordPress uses it for image handling.
Installing The Theme
You'll want to install this theme just like any other WordPress theme, either by uploading the main theme folder via FTP (unzipped) or the zipped file via the Wordpress theme upload section
- Log into your site via FTP
- Browse to your folder located at wp-content/themes
- Upload the MAIN theme folder. This is the folder located inside the "upload" folder in the zip file that you downloaded from Themeforest.
- Log Into Wordpress and go to Apperance --> Themes
- Find the theme and click to activate
- Log into your WP dashboard
- Browse to Apperance --> Themes
- Click to "add new" and then follow the instructions on the screen
- When it askes to select a file find the zipped theme folder located in the "upload" folder in the zip downloaded from Themeforest.
Activate & Save Permalinks
After installing and activating your theme go to your Settings->Permalink settings and hit the save button. To prevent any 404 errors on custom post type pages.
Step 1: Create Home Page Fist you need to create a new page and select the home template
Step 2: Edit Reading Settings Next go to your reading settings and set that page as the static homepage
Step 3: Go to your theme settings panel to edit your settings.
Theme Options Panel
This theme includes it's own administration panel that will allow you to change many aspects of the theme such as the logo, color scheme, portfolio options...etc.
To access the theme settings panel simply...
- Log into your WordPress dashboard
- Go to Apperance --> Theme Options
Adding Featured Images
You must know how to add featured images to your theme. If you don't know how, please checkout the following video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KEsCtRb-S8
Changing Your Logo
By default this theme will show your site tile in the logo area if no custom logo image is defined. If you wish to add your own Image logo simply do the following...
- Log Into Wordpress
- Go to Apperance --> Theme Options
- Click on The General Tab if not selected already
- Under "Main Logo Upload" click the "upload" button
- Upload or choose your file
- Once you have an image you want to use, first select your "Image Size" then click the button that says "use this image".
Setting Up The Menu
This theme makes use of the latest WP menu system.
- Go To Apperance --> Menu
- Create A New Menu by clicking the little + tab
- Add your menu items by selecting them on the left side
- Choose your menu location. This theme includes 3 menu locations: one for the top bar, one for the main navigation and one in the footer.
Adding A Home Button
Adding a home button to your site is really easy. Simply go to the "pages" section on the left and click the "ALL" tab. The first option should be to add a home link
Adding Portfolio Items
Fist thing You'll want to create portfolio Items.
Gallery MetaBox Plugin Recomended
We recommend you install and use the MetaBox Plugin for better management. This plugin will show all your attachments below the post editor so its easier for you and/or your client. It will also allow you to easily exclude items from the slider. See below:
Adding Image Captions with HTML
If you add descriptions to your images it will show up on the front-size in a light colored box under the image. These description fields now support HTML in the latest version of WordPress!
Adding The Portfolio Page
Simply create a new page and select the Portfolio template.
If you are getting any 404 errors on portfolio pages/posts simply go to your Settings->Permalink settings and hit the save button
All the core functions for registering the portfolio post type, taxonomies and meta options are located in the following files:
Blog PageThe blog page just grabs all your regular WordPress posts. By default, before you setup your homepage these will show on the homepage, however, if you are using the portfolio style homepage and want to have your blog on another page it's very easy. Simply create a new page and select your Blog template. Done!
Contact PageThis theme comes with only 2 shortcodes (why!!! - well there are already tons of great shortcode plugins out there, however these 2 built-in ones I felt were crucial for this theme).
Buttons[button url="#" target=""]Button Text[/button]
- target (optional): blank, self
GoogleMap[googlemap title="Add Your Custom Title" location="Ad Your Address" zoom="10" height="300"]
- title: A title used in the tooltip
- location: The address location for the map
- zoom: Map zoom value
- height: Enter a height - this is a pixel value but the "px" is not necessary
Contact PageThis theme doesn't have a built-in contact form, but it does have included styles for the Contact Form 7 Plugin. So I would highly recommend using that plugin. Of course any should work.
Footer Social IconsIn the demo we are using the "zilla shortcodes" plugin to add a social bookmarks widget. You can get it here: http://www.themezilla.com/plugins/zillasocial/
Translating The Theme
This section can help you translate the entire theme. If you just want to change the front-end text see the Translations tab in the theme panel.
This theme has been localized and it includes a .po and .mo file so you can translate the theme to your own language.
Step 1: Copy Default.po File
Located in the "lang" folder of the theme is a file called default.po. Copy this file to your desktop for editing.
Step 2: Edit Default.po File
Open the .po file using a program like PoEdit.
Click on the text to edit and enter your translation in the bottom box
Step 3: Save Default.po File
Next you have to save your .po file using the naming convention is based on the language code (e.g. pt for Portuguese) followed by the country code (e.g. _BR for Brazil). So, the Brazilian Portuguese file would be called pt_BR.po.
When saing your .po it will automatically create a new .mo file for you, with the same naming convention ( so using the example above, the file would be called pt_BR.mo
Step 4: Upload New Files
Upload the .po and .mo files you just created to your /lang folder so they are in the same directory as the default.po and default.mo
Step 5: Edit Your WP-Config File
The last step is to tell WordPress what languange to show
Open your wp-config.php file in a text editor and search for:
define ('WPLANG', '');
Edit this line according to the .mo file you've just downloaded, e.g. for the Portuguese spoken in Brazil you must add:
define ('WPLANG', 'pt_BR');