Free Perfect Blog WordPress Theme


Introduction

Thank you for installing our WordPress Theme. The complete procedure to configure and manage a WordPress Website from the beginning is shown in this documentation in different portions.

What is WordPress CMS?

WordPress is an open source tool which is based on PHP and MySQL to create websites. It is a completely free content management system(CMS) and a strong blogging platform. With this CMS, you can develop websites and solid online apps. You hardly require any knowledge or technical capability to manage it. WordPress has become the most accepted website development software available because of it’s varied aspects like it’s easy usage and flexibility. Learn More

What is a WordPress template

A WordPress template acts as a skin for the websites which are created on WordPress CMS. The installation of a WordPress Template is very easy. With the help of an installed new template, you can change the look of your WordPress website very easily. All the requisite source files are provided with a WordPress template and you can freely go for editing and increasing it the way you want.

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Files structure

The template package you have downloaded consists of several folders. Let's see what each folder contains:

  • Screenshots - contains template screenshots. Not for production.
  • theme - contains WordPress theme files.
    • perfect-blog_0.1.zip - this folder content all the necessary files for the theme.
  • license.txt - contains license details.
  • readme.txt - contain information about theme images path and font use and usage scritps.

Theme Installation Via WordPress

Install a Theme by using Upload Method from WordPress Admin

The first method that we covered only allows you to install free themes that are available in the WordPress.org theme’s directory. But what if you want to install a commercial “premium” WordPress theme from companies like ThemeLab, StudioPress, iThemes, etc. Or what if you want to install a custom theme? Well in this case, you would need to install the theme using the upload method from your WordPress admin.

Start by downloading the .zip file of the theme that you purchased from a marketplace or a commercial theme provider.

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


Once you are on the themes page, click on the Add New button at the top.


On the next screen, click on the Upload Theme button at the top.


You will be prompted to choose the zip file that you downloaded earlier. 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.


Click on the activate button, and you’ve successfully installed and activated your WordPress theme. Depending on the theme, it may add additional settings options that you may need to configure either through the theme customizer or through a separate options panel.

Theme Installation Via FTP

Installing a WordPress Theme using FTP

First installed and setup your FTP program, connect to your host using FTP. You would need to go to the path (/wp-content/themes/). Once you’re there, simply upload your themme’s folder there.

Remember you must unzip the folders before you upload a theme using FTP. Once you have uploaded the theme, you would need to go to your admin area and click on Appearance » Themes.

You should see the theme that you uploaded listed there. Bring your mouse on top of that theme and click on the activate button and you’ve successfully installed and activated your WordPress theme.


How to set up homepage

Setup Home Page Template

Follow these instructions to setup Home page.

  • 1. Create Page to set template: Go to Dashboard >> Pages >> Add New Page.

    Label it "Home" or anything as you wish. Then select template "Default Template" from template dropdown.


  • 2. Set the front page: Go to Setting -> Reading --> Set the front page display static page to home page


  • Once you have done with this you can see all the demo content on front page.

Setup slider

In order to setup the slider, follow the below steps.

1. Go to Dashboard >> Pages >> Add New

Create a new page and name it as "Wordpress Blog Theme" or whatever you want, set it's featured image, title, and the content. Repeat this process for other slides.



2. Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Themes Settings >> Slider Settings

and select the page which you have created for slide1, slide2, slide3, slide4.



Once you have done with this you will see the slider on your front page.



In this way you can make the slider section.

Setup Social Icon Section

In order to proceed Social Icon section,

Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Themes Settings>> Social Icon Section

here you can add social icon.




In this way you can make social icons section

Setup Category

In order to proceed with Setup Category section,

Go to Dashboard >> Posts >> Add New

here you can create new post.



Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Themes Settings>> Category Section

here you can select the category which you have added.




In this way you can make Category Section.

Setup Footer Text Section

In order to proceed with setup Footer Text section,

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Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Themes Settings>> Footer Text.




In this way you can make Footer Text Section.

Page Templates and Sidebars


Page Templates

  • Default Template (the default page template with a right sidebar position)
  • Custom homepage (the default page template with a right sidebar position)
  • Page (Left Sidebar) (a page templates with left sidebar position)
  • Page (Right Sidebar) (a page template with right sidebar position)

Posts, Categories and Post Formats

Adding category

Review the following article for more information on adding categories:http://codex.wordpress.org/Manage_Categories_SubPanel

  1. Log into your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard).
  2. Click the Posts tab.
  3. With that done, click Categories for blog posts.
  4. Type in the name of your new category.
  5. After that, click the Add New Category button.
  6. Click the Publish button.

Creating a Blog post

  1. Log into your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard).
  2. Click the Posts tab.
  3. Click the Add New tab.
  4. Type in your post content. For more information on adding posts, please check the following link http://codex.wordpress.org/Posts_Add_New_SubPanel.

Custom Widgets