Unzip the final zip file; you should now have a final download folder.
Do NOT upload the final download folder. Open up the final download folder.
Browse the contents and find the provisions.zip file.
Unzip and upload ONLY the theme folder to your "wp-content/themes" folder.
Optional: If you do not wish to manually upload the theme only folder to your "themes" folder, there is an option. You can upload the Lofty.zip via the WordPress themes admin panel by selecting "add new" and clicking "upload".
Login to your Wordpress admin and navigate to Appearance > Themes > locate "WP Provisions" and activate it.
Once activated you will be redirected to the Options panel, where you can configure the theme. Make sure to throughly go through each panel and famalirize yourself with everything, there are a bunch of options to configure.
Importing the Dummy Data
If this is a new installation and you would like some dummy content I've included an XML file with all the content from the theme demo.
Go to Tools
Click Import > Select Wordpress
Click Browse > Find the supplied "wpprovisions.wordpress.2015-06-14.xml" located within the main folder
Click Upload file and import
Create a page > name it Home > apply the Home page template > Publish
Settings > Reading > Front Page Displays > Set to the Home page you just created > Save
Now go into Admin > WP Provisions Options > Enable/Disable and orgainize the blocks you want
There's no wrong or right way to setup your homepage, a countless number of possible setups are available.
FlexSlider - Activated by default, either one can be toggle on/off independently. Slide content can be added via the Slides Manager on the homepage panel.
Slider Revolution - If you've chosen to use the Slider Revolution plugin enable this block > create a slider > note the slider alias (e.g. home) > go back to the homepage options panel > Slider Revolution Alias > enter > Save Options. Can be toggled on/off.
Call To Action - Activated by default, can be toggled on/off.
Latest Products - If you chosen to use the WooCommerce plugin you can enable this block to show your latest products, can be toggled on/off.
Page Builder - Disabled by default, can be toggled on/off. You can enable this block then go into Appearance > Page Builder > Construct your template > Save > Grab the ID > go back to WP Provisions Options > Homepage > Paste the ID into the Page Builder Template ID field > Save Settings
If you've enabled FlexSlider you can add slides/content by scrolling further down and finding the Slides manager section on the Homepage panel
If you've enabled the Slider Revolution block, installed and activated the plugin and would like to use the demo slider content find the folder slider > file home.zip in the main download from Themeforest > go into your WP admin > Revolution Slider > Import Slider > upload the zip > then go into WP Provisions Options > Homepage > Slider Revolution Alias > enter home > Save Options and you're good to go!
If you've imported the demo content XML go into WP Provisions Options > Homepage > enable the Page Builder block > scroll down to Page Builder Template ID > enter 18 > Save Options > that will pull in the feature blocks and services from the demo site.
If you'd like to build out your own simple go to Appearance > Page Builder > add your blocks > note the ID and do the same as above.
Go into the admin > create your services under the custom post type > add your content, featured image, etc > find Service Type > add your type > find Categories > create Services > then create your subservice category > Publish
Go into Appearance > Page Builder > create a new template > find the Services block > drag and drop into your template > select which category to display > select the number > Save template
Go into Pages > create a page > find the Apply Template button > select the template you just created > find the "Page Templates" area > select Full Width > publish and you're good to go.
Need to translate the theme into another language? No problem, it's fully localized and translation ready. Follow the simple steps below:
1. Download and install PoEdit.
We need PoEdit to translate a theme. Its a free software and its available for Mac, Windows and Linux. Download PoEdit from this page.
2. Create a new catalog (the local language file)
Start PoEdit and click on the File menu and select the option New catalog from POT file.
This will open the file dialog box. Go to the languages folder of the theme. Select All Files from the file dialog box, and open the en_US.po file in the languages folder.
Now PoEdit will ask you for various configuration options. The most important thing here is to choose the correct country and language you are translating to.
In the remaining fields of the configuration window, fill the required information or just leave them empty.
Now click on the Paths tab and change the path variable to the place where your theme files are located.
Then press OK.
Now PoEdit will ask you to name the file. Its very important to name the file correctly. The naming convention for these files is languageCode_countryCode. The language code must be in lower case while the country code should be in upper case. So, if you are translating the theme for UK English, the file name will be en_UK. Similarly, for translation to french, it will be fr_FR and so on. You can find a list of language codes at this page and country codes here.
3. Translate the Theme
This is the step where we will actually translate the theme. After Step 2 above, you'll see the standard interface of PoEdit where the left panel contain the strings in the original language and the right panel containing the translations. The right panel will be empty as we haven't started the translation yet.
Start translating each string one by one. Click on the first string and press Tab button. This will take you to the translation box in the bottom. Type the translation here. Your change will reflect immediately in the right panel. Once you are done with this string, press Enter and move on to the second string. Repeat this procedure until all the strings are translated. After the translation is done, save the file.
Then open wp-config.php located in the root of your WordPress installation and change line 72 to reflect your new language file.
4. Upload The Files To Your Server
When you save the catalog file in Step 3 above, PoEdit will create two files, a .po file and a .mo file. Upload both these files to the languages directory of your theme. Also upload wp-config.php to the root of your WordPress installation and you'll be good to go.
This theme comes loaded with a bunch of custom shortcodes, all to make your life oh so much easier. What are shortcodes? They're are simple macro codes to be used in WordPress post content. There's no need for any HTML knowledge!
Using shortcodes has never been easier, launch the visual shortcode generator by clicking the red button with the S on it within the post editor bar.
This is a responsive design so no layout PSDs are included, but if you'd like to say mock up a new template I'd recommend screenshoting the live site then opening that in your favorite editor say Photoshop then making your edits by cutting and slicing.
The single PSD that is included is for the listing map pin, located in the PSD folder from the main download.
Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this theme. As I said at the beginning, I'd be glad to help you if you have any questions relating to this theme. No guarantees, but I'll do my best to assist. If you have a more general question relating to the themes on ThemeForest, you might consider visiting the forums and asking your question in the "Item Discussion" section.