Welcome to the iFeature Free Documentation.
Please visit iFeature Pro Documentation if you are using iFeature Pro.
Please visit iFeature 1.1-1.2 Documentation if you are using iFeature 1.1-1.2.
Select the titles below for more information on iFeature 2.
Installing iFeature 2
Installing iFeature 2
If this is your first WordPress theme, this section will walk you through the steps necessary to install iFeature 2.
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 ifeature.zip. Alternatively, you can use the “Search” and search for “iFeature” and you should be able to find and install the theme directly from WordPress.org. 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 iFeature 2.
How to use iFeature 2′s iMenu
iFeatureʼs menu is only designed for around 4-6 menu titles depending on the length of your menu items. If titles in your menu are displaying below the menu then you need to either reduce the number of menu items or length of your menu titles to maintain visual consistency. The iFeature menu supports drop-downs by default, so we encourage our customers to take advantage of this feature to include more items in the menu.
iFeature supports both the default WordPress menu, and the new WordPress 3.0+ menu system located under Appearance.
iFeature also has a second menu in the Footer that is uses both the default WordPress menu and WordPress 3.0+ menu system designed to display just parent pages.
How to use iFeature 2 Layout Templates
iFeature 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 iFeature 2
iFeature offers several Widgetized areas using WordPressʼs built-in Widget dashboard. iFeature 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 iFeature Settings Page in WP-Admin
To begin customizing your install of iFeature select the “iFeature Settings” under the Appearance tab in the left-hand menu of WP-Admin. Here you will find six different option categories: General, Design, Social, Blog, iFeature Slider, and Footer. 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.
General Settings Tab
Use the image uploader to upload a custom logo for the header. You can also enter the link to your custom logo if you’ve already uploaded it to the Media section of WP-Admin. The maximum height for your image should be around 60 pixels, if you would like to use the text of your siteʼs title instead of a logo simply delete the image url from the entry field.
Header Contact Area
This is where you can enter a custom contact message (such as a phone number) which will be displayed in the top right hand corner of your websiteʼs header. If you do not want to use the header contact area enter the word: hide into the entry field and save.
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/.
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.
Enable Widget Title Background
Miss the older widget title backgrounds from iFeature 1.0? Check this box to enable grey widget title backgrounds.
Blog Settings Tab
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).
iFeature Slider Settings Tab
Hide iFeature Slider
If you do not want to use the iFeature Slider on your site, check this box.
Show post from category
This is where you can assign a specific post category to be used with the feature slider. By default the feature slider pulls from all categories, so if you have a specific category simply select the category you would like to use.
Number of Featured Posts
Enter the number of featured posts that you want the feature slider to cycle through. The default is 5.
Slider Delay Time
10Enter the time that you want each slide to appear before it changes to the next one. The time is entered in milliseconds, so if you want a 7 second delay, enter 7000. The default is 3500, which is 3.5 seconds.
Hide the Navigation
Check this box if you would like to hide the feature navigation within the feature slider, and directly underneath it.
Using the iFeature 2 Slider
Here we will provide a step-by-step guide for using the iFeature 2 Slider. The iFeature 2 Slider is used to display featured site content at the top of your homepage and is controlled using posts. To begin using the iFeature Slider you can either create a new post or edit an existing post that you would like to be a slide.
Once you have your post content ready, the first step is to make sure that your post is published under the proper category. By default the iFeature 2 Slider pulls from all categories, so if you want to use it in this way you are ready to move on to the next step. If you have assigned a specific category in the iFeature Slider Settings (for example: featured), then you must place the post in this category. If you need to create this category, press the “add new category” button under the “Categories” menu on the right-hand side of the post edit page, type the name you have specified, and press enter.
Next you must tell the iFeature 2 Slider where to pull the image to be displayed. To do this you will use the iFeature Slider Options box which can be found below the post window.
To add an image to your featured slide, use the image uploader to browse and select your image. Then simply update (or publish if it is a new post) and you will see a thumbnail of the image you uploaded. If you wish to change the image, simply delete and upload a new one (the default image size is 640px by 330px).
The iFeature 2 Slider also allows for custom text to be displayed below the post title. To use this, enter your custom text into the text input field and update or publish your post. This section is optional, so if you do not wish to use custom text simply leave this text field blank.
Slides are ordered chronologically by the post date of the posts. The newest post will display first. Below is an image representing what a post page should look like to utilize all the slider options available. The post title becomes the title of the slide, the uploaded image will display in the slide itself, and the custom text will display below the title if used. If you are using a specific category for your slider, do not forget to place your post under that category.
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.