Please follow the installation initial instructions below.
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 realestate-6.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 Pro Real Estate 6" 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 "wpprorealestate6.wordpress.2014-01-21.xml" located within the main folder > Multi Demo XML
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 Pro Real Estate 6 Options > Enable/Disable and orgainize the blocks you want
And you're good to go!
Choosing your Theme Mode
Go into Admin > WP Pro Real Estate 6 Options > General > Multi-Listing or Single Listing Mode? > choose your mode
If you've chosen Multi move on to the Homepage tab, see step 3 above
If you've chosen Single > go into Tools > Import > Upload > navigate to the main folder you unzipped from Themeforest > Single Demo XML > wpprorealestate6.wordpress.2015-05-26.xml > Import the demo data
The single mode will display the latest listing added with the status of Featured
Here you can add/remove/sort fields for the advanced search area.
There's no wrong or right way to setup your homepage, a countless number of possible setups are available.
Slider - Activated by default, either one can be toggle on/off independently. Slide content can be added via the Slides Manager on the homepage panel.
Featured Listings - Activated by default, can be toggle on/off.
Call To Action - Activated by default, can be toggle on/off.
Listings Search - Activated by default, can be toggle on/off.
Page Builder - Disabled by default, can be toggle on/off. You can enable this block then go into Appearance > Page Builder > Construct your template > Save > Grab the ID > go back to WP Pro Real Estate 6 Options > Homepage > Paste the ID into the Page Builder Template ID field > Save Settings
If you've enabled the slider you can add slides/content by scrolling further down and finding the Slides manager section on the Homepage panel
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 Sale & San Diego:
1 Car Garage
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.
This theme is WPML compatible, the plugin makes it easy to translate your website into multiple languages. The “String Translation module” is included with the "Multilingual CMS package" and will allow you to translate any strings not included inside posts, pages or taxonomies. It’s very easy to use and is located at WPML > String Translation.
Below is the link to the guide on the WPML website which goes into greater detail. I would strongly recommend you check it out.
Need to translate the theme into another language? No problem, it's fully localized and translation ready. Follow the simple steps below:
With a Plugin (Recommended)
Easiest way is to use a plugin like WPML above, everything is done through your WordPress admin and its simple as 1, 2, 3!
Manually with POEdit
This is the more labor intensive way, it requires downloading third-party software, making file edits offline and uploading via FTP using a program like FileZilla. I'd recommend using the plugin method above.
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 PO 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.
With WP Pro Real Estate 6 you can create child theme in a couple clicks! No fussing about with creating files, folders, FTP, etc…
Why Use a Child Theme?
There are a few reasons why you would want to use a child theme:
If you modify a theme directly and it is updated, then your modifications may be lost. By using a child theme you will ensure that your modifications are preserved.
Using a child theme can speed up development time.
Using a child theme is a great way to to learn about WordPress theme development.
How to Create a Child Theme
Go into your WordPress Admin
Appearance > Create Child Theme
Fill in the Name & Description
Click Create Child
Find any CSS property, Quickly & Easily
A theme can contains thousands of CSS properties, a super quick and easy way to find what controls what is using your browsers built-in developer tools. Once you learn how to leverage this you'll be saying "How did I ever get along without this in the past!".
Open your site in your favorite browser, like Google Chrome ;)
Find the element the you'd like to modify
Right click > Inspect Element
You'll notice a new pane open in the bottom of your browser window
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.