“WP Pro Real Estate 4” Documentation by “Chris Robinson (contempoinc)” v1.2.8


“WP Pro Real Estate 4”

Created: 8/28/2012
By: Chris Robinson (contempoinc)
Support: http://support.contempographicdesign.com

Thank you for purchasing my theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please open a ticket on the support site here.

You can also view my ThemeForest profile here, visit my theme and stock art preview site here, or follow me on Twitter here.


Table of Contents

  1. Installation
  2. Homepage Setup
  3. Custom Taxonomies and Usage
  4. Uploading Listing & Blog Post Images
  5. Building Out Your Navigation
  6. Using Permalinks
  7. Custom Widgets
  8. Translation
  9. Custom Shortcodes
  10. CSS
  11. JavaScript
  12. PSD
  13. Support
  14. FAQ

A) Installation - top

Please follow the installation initial instructions below, and I've also created seven screencasts covering everything you need to get started.

  1. Unzip the final zip file; you should now have a final download folder.
  2. Do NOT upload the final download folder. Open up the final download folder.
  3. Browse the contents and find the realestate-4 theme folder.
  4. 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 zip up the theme folder (remember, ONLY the theme folder) and upload it via the WordPress themes admin panel by selecting "add new" and clicking "upload".
  5. Login to your Wordpress admin and navigate to Appearance > Themes > locate "WP Pro Real Estate 4" and activate it.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
    1. Go to Tools
    2. Click Import > Select Wordpress
    3. Click Browse > Find the supplied "wpprorealestate4.wordpress.2012-08-28.xml" located within the main folder
    4. Click Upload file and import
    5. That's it!

B) Homepage Setup: - top

Listings Search Field Manager

Here you can add/remove/sort fields for the advanced search area.

Layout Manager

There's no wrong or right way to setup your homepage, a countless number of possible setups are available.

C) Custom Taxonomies and Usage: - top

You'll notice the theme makes heavy use of Taxonomies for the Listings, each of these are detailed out below:


D) Uploading Listing & Blog Post Images: - top


You'll use Appearance > Menus to build out your navigation. What you can do is use the Advanced search area and select one or mulitple taxonomies to search on and that URL that is generated you can use to build a Custom Link for your navigation.

For instance:

More on the Menus screen can be found here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Appearance_Menus_Screen


If you want to enable pretty permalinks, I highly suggest you use this custom structure /%year%/%monthnum%/%postname%/

I've also included the ability to change the Category, Tag and Author base slugs. For instance you can change the default http://example.com/author/username to http://example.com/agents/username when using the Author Base field under Settings > Permalinks > Optional.


G) Custom Widgets - top

This theme comes chock full of custom widgets, FIFTEEN to be exact!

H) Translation - top

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)

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.


I) Custom Shortcodes - top

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 shortcode generator by clicking the green + button within the post editor bar.


J) CSS - top

Main Stylesheet - style.css

This file contains the styling table of contents, outlining the different files included and where each styles are coming from.

If you would like to edit a specific section of the site, simply find the appropriate label in the CSS file, and then scroll down until you find the appropriate style that needs to be edited.

Other Stylesheets Included


K) JavaScript - top

This theme imports six Javascript files.

  1. core.js - This is the main JS file it controls a few different things, its well commented for easy customization.
  2. jquery.fitvids.js - Used for fluid width video embeds, this one doesn't require any editing.
  3. jquery.flexslider.min.js - This is the main FlexSlider file, this one doesn't require any editing.
  4. jquery.prettyPhoto.js - This is the main PrettyPhoto file, this one doesn't require any editing.
  5. jquery.touchdown.min.js - Converts lists of links (`<ol>` or `<ul>`) to dropdown lists (`<select>`) for mobile devices, this one doesn't require any editing.
  6. jquery.validationEngine.js - The form validation is handled by this file, this one doesn't require any editing.
  7. mapping.js - This controls all the advanced mapping functions for the theme, wouldn't recommend editing this one unless you're a JavaScript wiz.
  8. markerwithlabel.js - This is a Google Maps plugin allowing custom marker labels, this one doesn't require any editing.
  9. respond-min.js - A fast & lightweight polyfill for min/max-width CSS3 Media Queries (for IE 6-8, and more), doesn't require any editing.
  10. tabs.js - Simple tabs script.

L) PSD Files - top

This is a responsive design so no 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.


M) Support - top

Please see the Support Site.


N) FAQ - top

Please see the Knowledgebase on the support site.


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.

Chris Robinson

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