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If this is your first WordPress theme, this section will walk you through the steps necessary to install DroidPress.
First login to WordPress. Typically located at http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin
Once logged in press the “Appearance” tab in the left-hand menu of WP-Admin Dashboard and press “Themes”. Then press the “Install Themes” tab at the top of the page.
￼Next, press the “Upload” tab and press the “Choose File” button and browse to the location where you downloaded droidpress.zip. Once the file has been selected, press the “Install Now” button. Once the theme has been uploaded, and installed, simply activate the theme and you are ready to begin using DroidPress.
Using the DroidPress Menu
For complete control over the DroidPress Menu , we highly recommend using the WordPress menu system. By default, any page you make becomes a link in the menu. DroidPress Pro has two custom menu locations, header for the top navigation, and footer for the secondary footer menu.
To begin creating your own custom menu, visit Apperance > Menus while logged into WP-Admin. Assign a name for your menu (navigation for example) and begin adding your menu items by using the options available to you in the left-hand menu. You can either make your own custom links by entering in the URL and the Label (the text that will actually show up in the menu), or by selecting and adding currently existing pages.
You may then drag and drop each item to re-order them, or to create your own custom dropdown menus by dragging pages under a parent page. Once you are done creating your menu, select it from the Header Menu dropdown list and press save menu. Now your new custom menu will appear in your DroidPress Menu.
How to Use DroidPress Layout Templates
DroidPress uses WordPressʼs template management system allowing you to change the layout of your Pages individually. If want to change the layout of a Page simply login to WP-Admin, and select Edit for the Page you would like to assign a different template. Once you are viewing the WP-Admin dashboard for the Page you would like to edit locate the “Page Attributes” section on the right.
From there select the Template with the layout you would like to use:
- The Default Template includes the Page content on the left, and the Sidebar on the right.
- The Full Width Page includes Page content only, and does not have a Sidebar.
How to use Widgets in DroidPress
DroidPress offers several Widgetized areas using WordPressʼs built-in Widget dashboard. DroidPress offers Sidebar Widgets, and Footer Widgets.
To make changes to Widgets go to the Appearance tab in WP-Admin, and select “Widgets”.
Grab the widgets you wish to use into the designated area to the right within the Widgets dashboard.
Sidebar Widgets supports multiple Widgets, simply drag and drop them in the order you would like and they will display on sidebar section of your website (see image to the right).
The Footer also uses Widgets, and supports up to 4 widgets that are displayed horizontally left-to-right. Simply drag and drop them in the order you would like and they will display in Widgetized Footer area of your website.
Using the DroidPress Settings Page in WP-Admin
To begin customizing your install of DroidPress select the “DroidPress Settings” under the Appearance tab in the left-hand menu of WP-Admin. Here you will find six different option categories: General, Design, Blog and Social. To edit one of these categories simply select the tab you wish to edit.
When you are done editing your options, press the “Save Settings” button located on the top right corner of the options page. If you ever want to revert back to the default iFeature settings, press the “Reset” button at the bottom of the page (this will delete all of your settings so make sure you backed up all of your setting information separately).
Continue reading for a detailed explanation of the settings within each option category.
DroidPress General Settings Tab
Use the image uploader to upload a custom favicon for the header. You can also enter the link to your custom favicon if you’ve already uploaded it to the Media section of WP-Admin. A favicon is a 16 pixel by 16 pixel image which appears next the URL in most web browsers. If you need help generating a favicon, we recommend a website like http://favicon-generator.org/.
Here you can enter your custom footer copyright text. By default it displays your site title, and if you wish to hide this feature enter the word “hide” and then save.
Google Analytics Code:
Use this entry field to enter your Google Analytics Code, which will automatically be inserted into the footer. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit http:// www.google.com/analytics/.
DroidPress Design Settings Tab
Choose A Font
Select the font you would like to use from the drop down menu. The default font is Cantarell, and you have a choice between a number of standard web fonts and Google fonts, or you can enter your own font below (Google Fonts with more than one word format as follows: Maven+Pro)
Use the color picker to select the site link color.
DroidPress Blog Settings Tab
Hide Post Icons
If you want to hide the post formats icons, check this box.
Use the following options to control excerpts.
Check the “Show Excerpts” box to enable excepts.
You can also enter your own Excerpt Link Text, and control the number of except characters using the Excerpt Character Length.
Use the following options to control featured image alignment and size.
You can define a custom featured image size below (default is 100 by 100), and hide various post elements such as Author, Categories, Date, Comments, Sharing, and Tags.
Hide Post Elements
Use the following checkboxes to hide various post elements including Author, Categories, Date, Comments, Share, and Tags.
Show Facebook Like Button
Check the box to show the Facebook Like Button on all blog posts.
Show Google +1 button
Check this box to show the Google +1 Button on all blog posts.
SEO Home Description
Enter the META description of your homepage here. This helps SEO.
SEO Home Keywords
Enter the META keywords of your homepage here (separated by commas).
Optional SEO Home Title
Enter an alternative title of your homepage here (default is the site tagline).
DroidPress Social Settings Tab
The Social Settings allow you to easily link to your favorite social media websites including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google Maps, Email, and RSS. Simply fill in the appropriate URL for each icon, or check the box to hide them.