Welcome to the theme documentation of zeeMinty. These instructions explain how to configure the theme options and setup the front page template.
Since it is the same procedure for every theme, this tutorial does not explain how to install the theme. If you need help with the theme installation or the upgrade from the free version, please visit the Installation section.
Configure Theme Options
You can configure some basic theme options on your WordPress admin panel → Appearance → Theme Options.
- General Settings
Your can upload a custom logo image, change som general settings or add custom CSS here.
- Color Settings
You can choose the font and background colors of various theme elements.
- Font Settings
Change the text, navigation and title fonts easily here.
- Front Page Settings
Some settings to configure the slideshow and content of the front page template.
- Social Media
Add links to all your favorite social network websites.
Set up the 125 x 125 pixel banners for the ad widget.
Set up WordPress Features
The theme supports various WordPress features you know:
- Custom Menus (Theme Navigation)
- Widget Areas
- Custom Header Image
- Custom Backgrounds
- Featured Images
- Page Templates
Set up front page template
If you’d like to have a home page like the demo website, follow these detailed instructions:
Assign front page template
There are two ways how you can use the frontpage template of your theme.
1. Frontpage Template Options
The theme comes with an option to automatically display the front page template on the home page of your WordPress website.
You can find this option on your WordPress admin panel → Appearance → Theme Options → Frontpage tab.
Please be aware that this option will override the ‘Front page displays’ settings you have made on Settings → Reading.
2. Custom Page Template
You can also use a custom page template to display the front page template rather than the theme options. Therefore you have to create a new static page and change the page template to “Frontpage Template”. You can then set your static page as front page.
The front page template features a big image area at the top. There are three possibilities of frontpage images you can choose from:
1. Custom Header Image
When you select the first option, the frontpage template will display your custom header image which you can set on your WordPress admin panel → Appearance → Header.
2. Individual Image
In case you want to use a separate image on the frontpage template rather then the default header image, you can select the second option. Afterwards, click ‘Upload Image’ on the ‘Frontpage Image’ option below to upload your individual image.
After you have uploaded your image, you can select the “FrontPage Image” size on the image popup box and click on ‘Use this Image’ to select your frontpage image.
3. Image Slideshow
You can also use an image slideshow on the front page template by checking the last point on the “FrontPage Image Source” option. Please click “Save Changes” at the bottom of the Front Page options page immediately after you have selected the ‘Image Slideshow using Custom Post Type Slideshow’ option.
After you have saved your changes a new custom post type named ‘Frontpage Slider’ is registered. By default WordPress has two post types; blog posts and static pages. Now you have a third custom post type for your slider posts. You should find a new menu entry on your WordPress dashboard.
You can create new slides on your WordPress admin panel → Frontpage Slider → Add new. You can set a title for each slider post and also insert an URL if the slide should have a hyperlink. The most important option is the Slide Image metabox, where you can set a featured image which is used as slider image.
You can configure some basic slider settings on Appearance → Theme Options → Frontpage tab.
Front page intro
The front page template supports an intro text which allow you to highlight your key message. You can enter your intro content on your WordPress panel → Appearance → Theme Options → Frontpage tab.
Front page widgets
Below the front page intro the template displays some horizontal widgetized areas. This feature give you a wide range of possibilities to design your frontpage, because you can easily add any widget you like to the frontpage template.
Each Frontpage Widget area contains a description where you can find out for how many columns the widget area was designed for (e.g. First three column horizontal widget area displayed on frontpage template.)
Please place one widget for each column in the frontpage widget area (e.g. three columns => three widgets, two columns => two widgets). This will make sure that your frontpage widgets are displayed properly.
Front page entry
The frontpage entry option is designed for inserting normal page content within your front page. You can enter your title and content on Appearance → Theme Options → Frontpage tab.
Front page blog posts
Furthermore the front page template allows you to display your latest blog posts. You have to activate this feature on Appearance → Theme Options → Frontpage tab by checking the ‘Show Frontpage Blog Posts?’ option.
The front page blog posts use featured images as thumbnails. If your existing posts have already had featured images, they may look disformed because they do not match the new required sizes for the front page template. In order to fix that you have to regenerate your thumbnails.