RAMS – Documentation

Introduction

 

Thank you very much for choosing RAMS, the first of more themes of RAMSTHEMES. We truly appreciate and really hope that you’ll enjoy our theme and our future updates and improvements. If you have any questions or recommendations, feel free to contact us.

Requeriments

  • WordPress 4.6 (or above)
  • PHP 5.6 (PHP 7 recommended)
  • Basic Knowledge of WordPress (create posts, install plugins, fill fields, etc.)

As you know, you can always visit the demo site here

Installation

When you purchase the theme, the downloaded zip file contains:

  1. demo files (it contains the files for images and exported data for cloning the demo site)
  2. theme files (it contains the zipped installable WordPress theme file)

Extract the downloaded zip, and select the zip file ramswp.zip. Now, you have two ways for installing the theme:

> In the next screen click the Upload Theme button

Activate Plugins

When you install and activate the Theme, there’ll be a message with a list of required and recommended plugins.

Required: Advanced Custom Fields Pro and RAMSTHEMES Addons

Recommended: Classic Editor

Optional: All-in-One WP Migration (only if you want to import demo content)

 

You can go to Appearance – Install Plugins section and install them

 

 

Setup Demo

If you want to import the demo to your WordPress installation (looks exactly the same as demo site), when you make a clean install of WordPress on your server and before the activatation of theme, download the All-in-One WP Migration plugin and activate them. Now, go to Import page from the all-in-One WP Migration dropdown menu:

Once you have chosen the option, the application takes you to the Import page:

From this page you can select from where you want to import a backup using the dropdown menu:

If you chose ‘File’, the plugin will open a window showing your local files and folders and will let you chose a backup for import from there. Then, extract the zip file ramsdemo.zip from the Demo Content folder. Next, a file called ramsdemo.wpress appears. Choose them to begin the import process:

The import has an additional step which warns you that your website will be overwritten by the new backup including database, media, plugins and the activated theme. This is the last step from which you can cancel the process. After pressing ‘Proceed’ you cannot stop the import process anymore. The amount of time the import process will take depends on the size of the data and the speed of your internet connection.

Note: is important to previously check in your Hosting Service the File Size Upload option (128 MB recommended size, because the size of the import file is 80MB)

When finished, a successful import will display this message:

At this step, it is recommended to click on Permalinks Settings link and save your permalinks twice in order to save them and generate .htaccess file.

Also, becasuse the demo imports the original database, your admin user, mail and password keys will change to:

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Please, enter with this keys to your dashboard and change them to whatever you want.

Custom Menu

Go to Appareance – Menu in the Dashboard and build the menu with the elements you like. After that, check the “Display location” in Menu Settings and Save Menu to display it in the sidenav.

Theme Settings - Basics

Logo

You can upload two logos, one for the Normal (light) mode and other for Dark mode, if you wish to enable them. Recommended logos in PNG or SVG format for better definition.

Other options are:

Navbar Shrink: shrink effect when you choose a bigger logo (major navbar and logo heights).

Navbar / Logo height: the height of the header navbar and/or logo in pixels.

Logo align: choose for center or left align.

Layout Selector

 

The Layouts applies to home, archives (tags and categories), search, blog template and author page. All styles have common options with certain differences.

 

Common options:

Filters: enables filter buttons with Isotope. Use it disabling the Infinite Scroll and View More button, and choose a large number of works/posts to display (i.e, 30 or 50).

Projects text: the custom name for display the filters.

Infinite Scroll: enables the Infinite Scroll effect when scrolling down.

View more button: combines with the previous switch, enabling a button for show more posts.

Note: when the IS and VM buttons are disabled, the default WP paged navigation is automatically enabled.

1. RAMS Grid

Post qty: number of posts that are displayed (not using the default WP option!).

Select container: choose respecting Bootstrap Fluid container (similar to full-width) and default container (spacing on left and right).

Display categories on home: displays the category of the post (only on home page).

Display Time: shows the date of post, configured on WP settings section.

Display excerpt: shows post excerpt.

Display tags: shows the tags assigned to post. In mobile, when more than 1 tag is displayed, you can navigate them sliding to right or left with your finger!

 

2. Four, Three, Two column and Rows

Spacing: the external margins or “streets” between the columned-squares of the grid. Select from 0 (no margin) to 4, respecting the Boostrap margin class (5 not included because it reduces too much the size of the squares).

Display data: show the info of the other buttons Outside (all) or Inside (date, categories and excerpt) the square.

Image percentage: sets the “height” of the square image; when you increase the value in % (i.e, 200%), more rectangular is the aspect ratio. Minor values set more thin images (ideal for Rows layout).

3. Packery grid

Columns: select the column qty (from 2 to 5) for the grid, based on the grid-sizer function of Packery.

Theme Settings - Other options

 

Search button on header: enable or disable a search box on the top-right corner of header, near the light-dark mode switch.

Use Fade effect for load pages: activate a simple fade effect when a page is loaded.

Activate Loading animation: enable or disable a preloader animation with a general fade effect when a link is opened.

Activate Load Bar: activate a thin load bar when a page is loaded, similar to YouTube.

Load Bar color: select a custom color for the thin load bar when activated.

Fixed Navbar: changes the header to a fixed position, making the entire navbar visible when scrolling.

Border navbar: adds a border-bottom line to header navbar.

Border sinenav: adds a border-right line to sidenav menu.

Side menu font size: sets the size in px of the side menu sections.

Sidebar in pages: enables the same sidebar of posts in pages.

Rounded Corners: styles all the images and borders with a little rounded corner style, similar to an “app-like” style.

Facebook OG metadata: used for the default social media buttons and the Open Graph meta data. Disable if you’re using another plugin or social share tool (we recommend the ShareThis .js integration and Yoast SEO for metadata).

Home title and Paragraph: adds a text above the layout init if you like instead of the home slider.

Styling and Color Customization

Styling and Color Customization

In the Styling tab, you can select your fav colors for this sections of the theme and enable or disable two Switches.

 

Dark Mode Switch: enable or disable the switch for the two modes on the top-right corner of the header.

Hover color for Dark Mode: the hover color for links, only when dark mode is enabled on frontend.

Body text color: the general color of the texts.

Body background: bg color for the whole background of the site.

Hamburger menu color: colorize the hamburger “three line” menu.

Side menu background: bg color for the sidenav displayed when the hamburger menu is pressed.

Navbar background: bg color of the header

Next/Prev background: bg of the next and prev post section, below comments box.

Slider background: bg of the slider used as gallery on posts.

Link color: color for the links, or the <a> tag.

Hover color: color for the links when hovered.

Current Menu color: color for the links of current page (saw in side menu).

Buttons background color: bg of the custom button class.

Buttons text color: text color of the custom button class.

Buttons background hover color: bg of the custom button class when hover it.

Buttons text hover color: text of the custom button class when hover it.

Rounded images: applies the bootstrap rounded corner class to the images on whole site.

Home Slider

Complementing the Layout Selector, you can enable a slider for the homepage and add the slides what you want, uploading image, setting the titles and description, sets the color of texts (White for colored images or Dark for more light-background images) and linking them to anywhere. You can link featured posts you like or upload your own-designed slide.

Contact Page

Sets your contact info and displays the shortcode

[ramscontact]

to display the default contact form. To set it up, go to “Pages” in your Dashboard and create a Page, and select the template “Contact” in the “Page Attributes” box.

See the result in this page.

About Page

In this section you can add personal info in a editor and a nice photo. Also, you can combine the shortcode

[ramscontact]

to display the default contact form. To set it up, go to “Pages” in your Dashboard and create a Page, and select the template “About” in the “Page Attributes” box.

See the result in this page.

Social media links

Social media links

You can simply fill the fields with the url’s of your fav and active social media profiles.

 

Work Layouts and Elements

“Works” post type are used for display every portfolio project in the homepage by default, taking the general layout settings reviewed in Section 7 of this docs. Also, every project have this options:

Single Style

Default: display the default structure of project, with the second featured image on top and text below with images or galleries in a long space.

Sticky Left / Right Image: displays the project with a half-grid module, with the second-ft-image on the left or right and the text, images or galleries on the left or right, similar to the editorial design of printed magazines.

Sticky Title: similar to the previous option, it only displays the title on the left and the content on the right.

 

Fit Column: appears only if Sticky Left/Right Image is selected. Elimitates inner spacing of column. Ideal for combining with galleries without spacing!

Client: Fill if you want to display a field with Client name.

Demo site: Fill if you want to display a link with a url to a live site where your project is implemented.

Work Featured Image: enables a featured image different from the default ft. image (that be used in home and archives).

 

Work Gallery

Here, you can add the number of galleries you like selecting three types. The common Gallery scheme (traditional image squares in columns), the Packery scheme (similar to Masonry fit style) and Flickity, which converts the gallery in a Slider. You can use all types in the same post, because every gall. is generated by the shortcode RAMSGALLERY and an ID. Example: select and upload the imgs you like and, in the Gallery Shortcode field, you can put whatever you want, i.e testgallery. Then, the shortcode that you’ll put on the content is

[ramsgallery id='testgallery']

And then, do that with every gallery you want.

Note: in future updates, we enable the possibility to do this with a Gutenberg Block!

Single Layouts and Elements

Single post are used for the Blog Section, if you want to create them. To set it up, go to “Pages” in your Dashboard and create a Page, and select the template “Blog” in the “Page Attributes” box. This page contains all posts only and takes the general layout settings reviewed in Section 7 of this docs.

Then, every post have this options:

You can select custom options for display every post, and select the featured element:

Featured

1. Featured image

Enables a featured image different from the default ft. image (that be used in home and archives). It displays on the top of the post.

2. Featured video

Enables a featured video in the same area. It embeds directly from the url generated from Youtube or other video services supported by WordPress oembed function.

 

Post Styles:

1. Default

Display the default structure of post, with the second featured image on top and text below. Also, you can select within this design:

Display Second Featured Image: Default (img in static common mode) or Parallax (adds the Parallax effect to img).

Second Featured Image Title: Inside the img or Outside, over the content.

Activate Sidebar: enable or disable the right sidebar which contains the Widgets you choose for the Sidebar on the Appearance – Widgets section.

2. Sticky Image

Displays the post with a half-grid module, with the second-ft-image on the left and the text on the right, similar to the editorial design of printed magazines.

Second Featured Image Title: Inside the img or Outside, over the content.

3. Sticky Title

Similar to the previous option, it only displays the title on the left and the content on the right, putting the second ft. image above the content text.

 

Gallery

Here, you can add the number of galleries you like selecting three types. The common Gallery scheme (traditional image squares in columns), the Packery scheme (similar to Masonry fit style) and Flickity, which converts the gallery in a Slider. You can use all types in the same post, because every gall. is generated by the shortcode RAMSGALLERY and an ID. Example: select and upload the imgs you like and, in the Gallery Shortcode field, you can put whatever you want, i.e testgallery. Then, the shortcode that you’ll put on the content is

[ramsgallery id='testgallery']

And then, do that with every gallery you want.

Note: in future updates, we enable the possibility to do this with a Gutenberg Block!

You can visit this example of the demo to see the three types in practice

 

Extra: wide image on post

 

If you select a fluid container without sidebar, you can insert a wide image across the content. It can be configured when you add a full-size image to post, select “none” in Align, and add the CSS Class “wide” in the proper field. You can see in action in this post of the demo.

Sources and Credits

Images on the demo page are free-downloaded from Unsplash