Thank you very much for purchasing our template. We've put a lot of hard work into it, and we hope you love it as much as we do. As far as the documentation is concerned, we have tried to cover as much as possible to help you get your new template up and running and to help you customise it.
We love to hear your feedback - if you find any bugs or have suggestions for improvements please get in touch. Nearly all of the time we follow your advice and issue a rapid update to Trendsetter Theme.
If you like our work, please rate it. If you’re about to rate it with less than 5 stars, please let us know the reason first and we will do our best to improve the theme. Thanks so much!
Since WordPress is constantly being updated information about how to install WordPress may become out of date, so you always can read official guide HERE
Below are all the useful links for WordPress information:
- WordPress Codex – general info about WordPress and how to install on your server.
- Instructional Video – awesome How-To video created by Woo Themes.
- First Steps With WordPress – general information that covers a wide variety of topics.
- FAQ New To WordPress – the most popular FAQ’s regarding WordPress.
Once you've downloaded the installation file on TemplateMonster, extract it and locate a file called
trendsetter.zip. You can install the theme by using one of two installation methods:
- Login to WordPress admin.
- Go to Admin panel > Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme.
Click on Choose File and select
- Click on Install Now.
- When your theme is successfully installed, click Activate to activate the newly installed theme.
- Using FTP client, 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 Trendsetter directory to themes directory on remote server.
- Once uploaded, navigate to Dashboard > Appearance > Themes in the WordPress Dashboard and hit Activate below your newly uploaded theme.
When you use first or second method, please make sure that you're uploading the
trendsetter.zip file, not entire package you downloaded. If you upload the wrong file you will get an error stating “Error: missing style.css stylesheet.”
Once installation is complete, your Trendsetter theme will be ready to use. You should now see Trendsetter theme as active.
Installing Required Plugins
When you first install the theme you'll see a popup on your dashboard from the theme asking you to install a number of plugins.
Allow the theme to install these for you. The plugins which are installed are dependent of the theme, the images below are for illustrative purposes only.
You can install all plugins at the same time by checking the box at the top of the this list.
Go to Appearance > Install Plugins.
Go to Trendsetter> Demo Install.
Click to button: Import Demo Data.
You now just need to wait for the importer to finish. This might take a few minutes depending on your hosting server speed.
How to Set Up "Home Page and Blog Page"
Ok, so far we have installed the theme, we have installed the plugins and imported the demo data, whats next?
The final step in getting your new theme setup and ready for you to edit as you wish is to setup your home page and menu. To begin, head to Settings > Reading, here you will need to set your Front Page and Blog Page.
By default WP is set to show your latest posts, however to make your theme just like our demo you should select a static front page from the pages provided in the demo data.
How to Update Theme
You can update your theme by performing the following steps:
- Download the latest Trendsetter file from ThemeForest.
- Extract it and locate
trendsetter.zipand locate the Trendsetter folder.
- Replace content of the Trendsetter folder to the
/wp-content/themes/trendsetterfolder of your web site.
You can customize and stylize different elements in your theme (fonts size, colors, logo, footer style, menu style and more more) in seconds and realtime. To begin, just head to Appearance > Customize in your WordPress admin area.
It`s very ease to use. Change what you need and click to button > Publish.
Contact Form 7
Contact Form 7 is our recommended form plugin for WordPress. It is a simple but powerful form creator for WordPress. Here we will show you how to use Contact Form 7 to create and edit a basic form.
After Contact Form 7 is installed, you will find a new menu item in your WordPress admin area called Contact, here is where your forms and created and edited. From the Contact main screen, you will see your first contact form, its usually a default form called Contact Form 1 OR if you have imported the demo data for our theme you may see a few forms that we have made specially for you.
You can add additional input from the right drop down, after setting up your form click Save button from right.
How to change email > Go to Contact form Trendsetter > Click Mail Tab
Enter your email:Example:
Trendsetter Contact:<You mail>
Click to “Save”
Change the Order
Sadly, by default, WordPress has no easy method built into it for taking control of things such as the order of your Posts, categories (Portfolio, Team, Classes etc based on your theme) - Thankfully there is a very handy plugin which can help - Intuitive Custom Post Order
To install the plugin, simply head to Plugins > Add New and search for Intuitive Custom Post Order - once installed, you will need to head to Settings > Intuitive CPO to set things up. Once there you will see the following screen (the items will vary depending on your theme)
Simply Tick the box next to the content you wish to control and hit save.
Now you can quickly and easily re-order your items by simply dragging them within the WP Dashboard - you can see this wonderful plugin in action below.
Child themes are separate themes that rely on a parent theme for most of their functionality. If you are using a child theme, WordPress will check your child theme first to see if a specific functionality exists. If it doesn’t, it will use the parent theme. This is great because it allows you to modify only what you need.
Child themes should always be used if you plan on modifying even a single character in your theme.
If you plan to edit the theme files, like style.css, I`m suggesting you to install both
trendsetter-child.zip themes, then activate the child theme. Child themes are great because allow you to edit the theme and also lets you update the original theme in the future, without loosing your edited files work.
More about child themes and how to use them you can read here: LINK.
Visual Composer Page Builder
Page Builder Site > Here
Help Center > Here
Fl-Theme custom shortcodes:
To add sticky effect to column you need only add to column extra class: sidebar-sticky.
Go to Column Settings > Paste in extra class row: sidebar-sticky > Click to: Save Changes > Click to: Update.