Boat Seller Theme

OnLine Guide - Wordpress Theme

Getting Started

Thank You


First we want to say thank you for use our theme. We truly appreciate your support!

 Useful links to get you started on Wordpress Installation

 

 

After you've installed WordPress and when everything is working fine as it should you need to go over some settings, just to make sure your wordpress is working without any problems. 

You can download latest theme version from your envato account.

How to Download and Install your theme

Should you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please you can submit a support ticket. (guest ticket available)

When creating a support ticket, try to explain as clearly as you can the issue you are having and what you were trying to do when the problem occurred.

don't forget to provide the link to your site, wp-admin and FTP credentials.
Our support guys will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Boat Seller Theme support center works Monday through Friday.

Install Theme

1. Install a Theme by using Upload Method from WordPress Admin


a) Start by download your theme from envato (how do that). Make absolutely, positively sure you selected and downloaded the “Installable WordPress file only”.

b) Unzip the file above and get the file boatseller_file.zip


Next login to your WordPress admin area and click on Appearance » Themes.

You will be prompted to choose the zip file that you got earlier (b). Select the file and click Install Now.

Once your theme is installed, you will see a success message along with the link to activate and preview the theme.

 

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3. FTP upload - If you wish to install via FTP, here are the steps you need to take:

 

a) Start by download your theme from envato (how do that). Make absolutely, positively sure you selected and downloaded the “Installable WordPress file only”.

b) Unzip the file above and get the file boatseller_file.zip

c) Decompress the file boatseller_file.zip in your hard drive.

Using FTP client, for example filezilla, (filezilla) login to the server where your WordPress website is hosted

Using FTP client, navigate to the /wp-content/themes/ directory under your WordPress website's root directory

Using FTP client, upload the boatseller directory to themes directory on remote server

 4. Activate the theme - Go to Appearence, Themes and activate your theme.

 

Now the boat seller theme is ready to use.

 

Re-Install

If something goes wrong during an update, don't panic. You can always do the following without losing any data and settings:

  • Deactivate and delete currently installed boat seller Theme

  • Install the latest version again

Install Boat Dealer Plugin

If you are a Boat / PWC  Seller, you need instal and activate the free BOAT DEALER plugin from WordPress repository.

To  install, go to:

  1. Dashboard
  2. Plugins
  3. Add New 
  4. Over Search Plugins box, write boat dealer
  5. In Boat Dealer Box, click Install Now
  6. Activate It

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting up the Home

Once you have created your home page, you need to select it to show up as the home page. To do this, follow the steps below.

  1. Navigate to Settings > Reading
  2. Select A Static Page for Front Page Displays
  3. Select your new home page for the Front Page
  4. This is also the same spot you select the Blog page
  5. Save

Home Page Template

You have 2 template options to create your home page.

1) Default template. 

2) No Sidebar

 

 

 

 

Setting Up Menus

After create the some pages, you can create the menu.

 

Go to Dashboard  Appearence => Customize  => Customize  => Lay Out and select at Menus Enabled section.

 

After that, go  to Dashboard  Appearence => Customize  => Menus and setup the menu.

 

Here is the wordpress help:

https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Menu_User_Guide

Widget Areas

WordPress Widgets add content and features to your Sidebar and Footer. 

We have this widget areas available:

 

  1. Sidebar
  2. First Footer (left)
  3. Second Footer (center)
  4. Third Footer (Right)

 

  • Just go to Appearence, Widgets.
  • Choose a Widget and drag it to the place where you wish it to appear. 
  • Once you dropped the widget to widget areas, WordPress automatically updates the Theme and it will appear in its area.

 

To setup Search Boats widget:

 

Drag and Drop Search Boats Widget to Primary Widget Area (Sidebar).

Fill Out the Title (Search Boats) and click SAVE.

 

To Setup Recent Boats:

Drag and Drop Recent Boats Widget to Primary Widget Area (Sidebar).

Fill Out the Number of Boats to show and click SAVE.

 

To Setup Featured Boats:

Drag and Drop Featured Boats Widget to Primary Widget Area (Sidebar).

Fill Out the Number of Boats to show and click SAVE.

 

Here is the WordPress Widget Guide

 

 

 

 

 

Upload Logo

To load your logo (240px  X  200px):

 

  1. Go to to Appearence
  2. Customize
  3. Site Identity
  4. Choose Logo Image
  5. Upload (from your computer)
  6. Save

Setup Show Room Page

To setup your Show Room page:

 

  1. Go to Dashboard
  2. Pages
  3. All Pages
  4. Choose (or create) the Show Room Page
  5. Paste this shortcode:    [boat_dealer]
  6. Save

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theme Options

Boat Seller Theme has an advanced panel that is loaded with options.

Go to Appearance > Customize and take a look. We've organized them into logical sets and have given  descriptions for items that need it, most things are self explanatory. Be sure to hit Save Changes to save your settings once you are done.

 

Take a look also the plugin settings startup guide.

Dashboard -> Boat Dealer -> Settings

 

Header Settings

Configure Header bottom border,  transparency, shopping cart, text and Colors.

Remember to save.

Footer Copyright

Go to Appearence => Customize => Theme Options => Footer Copyright

Write your Copyright Message. Example: Copyright 2018 Mycompany.com

You can use some html tags here, like bold, italic and link. You can use also &copy

Then click SAVE

 

 

 

 

Background Image

Go to Appearence => Customize => Background Image

Choose a background image.

Then, click SAVE & PUBLISH.

 

 

Colors

Appearence => Customize => Colors

You can chose:

  • Base Color Scheme (Black, white and 3 more colors ...)
  • Customize Link, Main Text Color and Secondary Text Color.
  • Customize menu text color

If you don't want use the base scheme colors, you can use infinite colors at: Background Color and Page Background color controls.

Click SAVE

 

General Options

Customize => Theme Options => Layout

(optional) :

  • Boxed or Wide
  • Background Transparency
  • Show or Hide Entry-Title
  • Show or hide horizontal / vertical menu

Top Navigation Design

Go to Appearence=>Customize=>Theme Options=>Main Navigation Design

and you can choose colors, font size, margin and so on.

When the setup is completed, click SAVE & PUBLISH.

Top Header

Customize => Theme Options => Top Header Settings

 

You can manage here the top header info:

  • email
  • phone
  • Hours

Blog Settings

Options:

  • Masonry
  • List View
  • Standard

You can also:

  • Turn on to display post meta on blog single posts page
  • Turn on to display post author on blog single posts page
  • Turn on to display categories on blog posts
  • Turn on to display date on blog posts
  • Turn on to display sidebar on posts page.
  • Turn on to display sidebar at all blog single post pages.

Boats Setup

Dashboard => Boat Dealer => Settings

Go to Boat Settings tab and choose your currency, metric system etc...

Boats: Managing the Inventory

At your dashboard, click Boat Dealer to:

  • View all your boats
  • Add a New One
  • Edit Boats
  • Remove Boats

 

Boats: Models

To manage the Models, go to your dashboard => Boat Dealer. 

You can:

 View all models

  1. Add a New One
  2. Edit Models
  3. Remove Models

 

 

Boats: Features

To manage the features, at your dashboard, Boat Dealer, click Features, then, you can:

  1. See all Features
  2. Edit Features
  3. Remove Features
  4. Add a New One.

 

 

 

Install Child Theme (Optional)

This is optional and for advanced users.

If you want to create a child theme, follow this steps:

1. Go to theme’s directory (usually wp-content/themes/) , find the folder boatseller,  and open it.

You can do it with any FTP programs, like filezilla.

2.  Move the folder
boatseller-child
to outside the boatseller folder

I mean, to the same folder where you can find all themes.

3. Then, go to your site
Dashboard => Appearance => Themes
and activate the boatseller child theme.

Now, you should see Active: boatseller Child

Remember to do one back up of the theme and child theme folders before begin to make modifications.

Please, remember: Our support finish after you install the child theme and it is working fine without modifications. We can’t give support to theme customizations.

Now, you can make changes at your new style.css (at boatseller-child folder)

Disable Comments

Comments are enabled on WordPress posts and pages by default. You can change the default for new posts or pages, as well as enable/disable comments on posts or pages you’ve already published.

You can change the defaults for new posts or pages on the Settings -> Discussion screen.

To hide comments on the specific page go to “WP-admin > Pages” and click the “quick edit” link. You will see the “Allow Comments” checkbox (fig. 1):

 

 

You can do the same in the Page/Post Adding/Editing interface. Simply check the “Discussion” checkbox in Screen Option – corresponding “Discussion” box will appear (fig. 2):

 

Sidebar

The Right Sidebar is the main widget area.

Take a look the Widget areas section.

If You want can create pages without sidebar, use the template "No Sidebar". For details, take a look 

After Install => Home Page Template

Permalinks

Set your Permalinks to PostName, to get your pagination working at your Shoow Room (Boats Page)

 

  1. Follow this steps:
  2. Dashboard Settings
  3. Permalinks Settings
  4. Choose Post Name
  5. Click Save Changes

 

Support

If you’re stuck and need further support then please visit our support page(guest ticket available)


We can provide support for general theme issues, such as if you are stuck setting the theme up to look like the demo or if you spot a bug. However, we can’t provide customisation services, there are a bunch of companies out there that can assist you with that for a fee, you can find them by searching Envato for “wordpress customisation service”.

We can't provide support for plugins (except Boat dealer plugin). You need request support to the plugin's developer.

You can download latest Wordpress version from wordpress.org. If you don't know what Wordpress is or have some difficulties with Wordpress installation, you can try to contact your service provider support.

Useful links to get you started on Wordpress Installation

Our supporte page

Should you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please you can submit a support ticket. (guest ticket available)

When creating a support ticket, try to explain as clearly as you can the issue you are having and what you were trying to do when the problem occurred.

don't forget to provide the link to your site, wp-admin and FTP credentials. 
Our support guys will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Boazt Seller theme support center works Monday through Friday.

 

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General Issues

1) If you find design or another issue, try to follow this steps, after install the theme:

a) Activate only the plugins required by the theme.

b) Fill out all settings fields and take a look in your site.

If works fine, begin to activate your anothers plugins, one each time. 

After install one plugin, look the site.

If stops of works, means that plugin is not compatible with our plugin and you can't use it.

 

2) Check if you have the wordpress last version installed.

3) Fill out all settings fields for ours plugins.

4) Check your memory status:

Ours plugins can tell to you if you have enough free memory or not and advise how to improve it. Usually have one Memory CheckUp tab or dashboard warning. Please, check that.

 

5) Set the permalink to Post Name to avoid 404 error pages

Settings => Permalink 

 

6) Issue with Price Slider:

You need include at least one property to slider works. Your property need have the price field fill out.

You can't have javascript errors in your page. Javascript error can be created by anothers defective plugins or incompatibilities with our plugin.

You can see the javascript errors in your console log screen.

Javascript console for Chrome
  1. Open Google Chrome and go to your site.
  2. Press: Ctrl + Shift + J.
  3. Error Console window will show you the errors in red color.

 

6) If that doesn't solve your issue, go to our support page and fill out one ticket.

http://billminozzi.com/dove/