WOOLF – Documentation

Introduction

Thank you for choosing WOOLF. 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 installation
  • PHP 7.4+
  • Basic Knowledge of WordPress (create posts, upload images, install plugins, fill fields, etc.)

Setup Demo

Import .wpress file from All-in-One WP Migration

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, first 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 woolfwpdemo.zip from the Demo Content folder. Next, a file called woolfwpdemo.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 110MB)

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, because the demo imports the original database, your admin user and password keys will change to the included in Theme documentation file.

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

Installation

If you don’t need to import the demo file, the ideal is to install theme from a fresh WP installation, to customize the theme options and start uploading the contents.

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

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

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

1 – Install theme via WordPress Dashboard

Go to Appearance – Themes section and click Add New

> In the next screen click the Upload Theme button


> Click the Choose File button, select the zip file and click Install Now.

2 – Install theme via FTP

Open your FTP program (i.e, FileZilla) to browse the folders of your server, and go to wp-content/themes directory.

Extract the zip file woolfwp.zip on your computer, it extracts on the folder “woolfwp”, which contains al the Theme files. Put (or drag and drop) this extracted folder in the wp-content/themes folder.

In the WordPress Dashboard, go to Appearance > Themes section. The Theme appears with his featured screenshot, hover it and click the Activate button.

Child Theme

A child theme is a theme that has all the functionality and styling of another theme; referred to as the parent theme. Child themes are the recommended way of modifying the code of an existing theme, since a child theme preserves all custom code changes and modifications; even after a theme update. If you modify code directly from a parent theme, and then update the parent theme, your changes will be lost.

Although child themes can be a great way to add custom changes, they are most often used to customize core code taken from the parent theme. Because of this, please be aware that customizations of this nature fall outside our scope of support, and we will be unable to assist you with any issues that may arise. The child theme is primarily inserted in the package for developers’ convenience.

Always use a child theme when modifying core code. Child themes can also be used for custom CSS applications, template file modifications, and custom PHP functions and/or hooks. There are two ways to modify a child theme. Bear in mind that using child themes is no guarantee that an update of custom code on the parent theme will not require further maintenance.

If you want to make changes in theme’s templates or functions, we recommend that you install child theme and make changes there. To learn more about the purpose and basis of creation of child theme, visit WordPress Codex on Child Themes section.

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, WP User Avatar *, WooCommerce  and RAMSTHEMES Addons, All-in-One WP Migration (only if you want to import demo content)
  • Recommended: Classic Editor, Contact Form 7, Envira Gallery, WP Night Mode, Yoast SEO

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

*WP User Avatar is now called “ProfilePress”, but is only used on theme to display the custom avatar on the navbar and “My account” page. The other options are completely unused on theme. If you want to do something with this plugin, please contact the plugin author.

Custom Menu

Go to Appareance > Menu in the Dashboard and build the menu (sidenav and main) with the elements you like. After that, check the Display location in Menu Settings and Save Menu to display it in the sidenav (the left sidebar menu) or main menu (the dotted menu).

To display in the frontend (the left menu on homepage), go to Appearance > Widgets and add the Navigation Menu to the Sidenav Sidebar

Navbar

Logo in navbar

In addition to configuring the navbar, 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:

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

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 position: choose the position of logo in left or center of navbar.

Blog Layout

Post columns: select the column qty for the Blog page.

Display categories: displays the category of the post.

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.

The options are used to display elements on Blog page

Options

Spacing: the external margins or “streets” between the columned-squares of the grid. Select from 0 (no margin) to 3, respecting the Bootstrap margin class (4 and 5 not included because it reduces too much the size of the squares).

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

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.

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

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

Border menu shadow: adds a shadow to sidenav menus on left and right.

Display sidenav: show or hide sidenav.

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.

Social Media Buttons: used for the default social media buttons on posts and products. Disable if you’re using another plugin or social share tool.

Styling

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

Body text color: the general color of the texts.

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.

Navbar text color: the general color of the menu buttons on the navbar.

Footer background: bg of the footer.

Sidenav icon color: choose color for the dotted and hamburger menu.

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

Hover color: color for the links when hovered.

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.

Elements hover color: color of the hover for product columns.

Comment card color: color of the comment card for post comments.

Home Slider

You can enable a slider for the homepage, and a title for the section, select the inner columns 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.

In the example is builded the first block of home (the first row below navbar)

Home Featured Items

Featured items: enable or disable the home page block.

Feat. Items columns: select the column qty for the section

Content position: basically the title and pre title, outside or inside the image.

Content color: the color of the text elements.

Featured title: the custom name for display title of the section.

The sliding elements contain a image, a mini pre title, the proper title and the custom link. In the example is builded the “Features section” block

Home Product Categories

Categories: enable or disable the home page block.

Categories title: the custom name for display title of the section.

Categories columns: column qty. used for the block.

Product category title: select if the title is displayed outside or inside the image.

Select product category: simply select the categories that appears in this block.

In the example is builded the “Featured product categories” block

Home Elements

Displays custom elements as images, titles and short texts, ideal for the typical “services” section of the home. Items must be configured in his own tab below, similar to previous sections for blocks.

In the example is builded the  “Our advantages” block

WooCommerce Extra Product Settings

Product columns: number of columns (2 to 7) for shop.

Products title (home): use a title on the section on homepage.

Product quantity (home): the number of products to display on homepage

Infinite Scroll: enables the Infinite Scroll effect when scrolling down, with a View more button (a down arrow).

Align Add to Cart Button: align the button to the bottom of every product column.

Product shop price size: the size for price of products on home and shop

Sidebar in shop page: activates the dedicated WooCommerce sidebar for display widgets in shop page.

Display Cart on Navbar: displays the icon in top right position of the navbar.

Cart totals background: the color of the cart totals block in cart page.

Display add to cart (loop): show or hide the button in general Woo archive pages and dependencies.

Add to Cart text (shop and single): changes the text of the button in the single product page (i.e, “Add”) or Shop page.

Sale text/color: changes text and color of the “offer” icon placed in top-right zone of the product featured image.

Remove sorting dropdown/Result count: enable or disable them in the shop page.

Description/Additional info/Review tab: enable or disable the basic WooCommerce tabs in the single product page. If you disable the “Description” tab, another option will shown: Long description only, that displays the description content directly below the main area of product page.

Display Product Qty: enable or disable the qty. selector on single product page.

Display SKU: enable or disable the SKU (product code) and category on single product page.

Display short description: enable or disable the excerpt on product page.

Remove order count on categories: remove the number (count) displayed on a subcategory title of a parent product category, on the category page

Remove order notes: disable “order notes” textarea on checkout.

Related Products Heading: changes heading text of products in the related section in single products.

Cross Products Heading: changes heading text of cross-sell products in the related section in single products.

Buttons background/text/hover color: customizes the color of the WooCommerce main buttons.

Review card color: color of the comment card for book reviews.

404 Quote

We choose an original way to display the 404 Page, simply filling a message with a custom quote. So, choose your favourite quote to show in the classic “not found” page.

Social Links

You can simply fill the fields with the url’s of your fav and active social media profiles. They will be shown anywhere when you use the shortcode

[social]

Create Blog Page

Create a common WordPress page, name it “Blog” and select the template “Blog” in Page attributes. Save it, and ready to use. The options used are on the Blog tab of Theme Settings.

Create Centered Page

Create a common WordPress page, name it with anything and select the template “Page Centered” in Page attributes. Save it, and ready to use. It displays the title inside a Full Width featured image.

Create Contact Page

Create a common WordPress page, name it with anything and select the template “Contact” in Page attributes. Insert a Contact Form 7 shortcode (or any used by another Form plugin). Save it, and ready to use. It displays the title inside a Full Width featured image.

Create Register Page

WOOLF uses separate login (My Account) and register pages. In dashboard, go to WooCommerce settings and in the tab “Account & Privacy” uncheck the option “Allow customers to create an account on the “My account” page”. Now, create a common WordPress page, name it “Register” and select the template “Register” in Page attributes. Save it, and ready to use.

Create Custom Page with Product Categories

First, go to product categories in the dashboard “Products” tab, create a few categories and add a featured thumbnail to them. Now, in dashboard, create a common WordPress page and select the template “Product categories” in Page attributes. In the Content area, put the WooCommerce default Shortcode:

[product_categories]

Sources and Credits

* ACF Pro, © 2021 Elliot Condon, GNU GPL v2 or later.
* Bootstrap, © 2011-2018 The Bootstrap Authors, © 2011-2018 Twitter, Inc., MIT.
* PACE, © 2013-2018 HubSpot.
* Flickity, © 2019 metafizzy, GNU GPL v3.
* Infinite Scroll, © 2019 metafizzy, GNU GPL v3.
* Images Loaded, © 2019 metafizzy, MIT.
* Font Awesome, © Fonticons, Inc.
* Bootstrap Comment Walker, 2017 Aymene Bourafai, GNU GPL v2.
* TGM Plugin Activation, 2016 Thomas Griffin, @GaryJones, @jrfnl, GNU GPL v2.
* Simplebar, © 2019 Adrien Denat, MIT.
* Woo Align Buttons, © 2019 320up, GNU GPL v2 or later.