Intensely – Doc’s

Please find the documentation of Intensely theme. Please use the quick links to get the doc you want easily.

Quick Start Guide

Before starting, make sure that you have WordPress 4.5 or higher installed & PHP 5.3 or higher running on your hosting server to use Intensely theme.

1. Install Theme

1.1 Using WordPress Dashboard:

Dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload theme > Choose file (zip) > Install & activate.

1.2 Using FTP Client:

  1. Access & navigate your web server to wp-content > themes (this folder contains all your themes) using a FTP client like FileZilla or any other you like.
  2. Download & Unzip Intensely theme.
  3. Upload the entire folder to the wp-content > themes directory in your web server using the FTP client.
  4. Login to your WordPress dashboard > Appearance > Themes.
  5. Click Install > Activate.

2. Install Plugins

Install the required plugins. After theme activation, you will see a notification above of your dashboard about it. Follow the steps from there to install those plugins.

3. Import Demo Data (optional)

Please follow these steps below to upload the demo content.

Importing Demo Data

Importing demo content is totally optional step. You should do this only if you want to import all the demo content from our demo site in order to give your site exactly the same look as Intensely has. Make sure to install all required/recommended plugins before importing demo content. No images are included in the demo, instead you will get placeholders. Please follow the steps below.

  1. Install & activate the One Click Demo Import plugin.
  2. Go to Appearance > Import Demo Data > Click Import Demo Data & wait to complete.
  3. Go to Settings > Reading > Set Home (imported by the demo content) as your static front page & save.
  4. Go to Appearance > Menu > Assign Primary Menu (imported by the demo content) to the Primary Menu. (see header setup for more details)

After importing completed, you can remove the plugin (One Click Demo Import) as you don’t need it anymore.

General Settings

In this panel you will find some useful setting options for Intensely theme. See those options details.

1. Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings.

  • Site Color: Theme color scheme option.
  • Preloader: Enable/disable Preloader.
  • Scroll top: Enable/disable scroll top.
  • Font-awesome: Enable/disable font-awesome styles.
  • RTL: Enable/disable RTL ( right to left text).

Front page setup

In order to setup the front page you need to create a page first.

1.   Go to Pages > Add New

2. Give it a name (ex: Home) > assign this page to the Front Page template (find the template in your editor right side Page Attributes box ).

front-page-creation3. Go to Settings > Reading > Choose the page you have just created as your static front page (see screenshot below).

Front page creation

Note: You could leave the Posts page as it is. Setting up the blog page is optional, you do this if you want to display your blog posts on a separate page (not in your site homepage).

Logo / Favicon Setup

WordPress provides logo , site title & site icon (favicon) uploaders by default & Intnesely supports them. Follow the steps below.

1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Site Identity

2. Add your logo (suggested: 150px width, 33px height), site title, & site icon (favicon).

3. Save & publish.

Note: By default site title will appear as your logo text, if you want to use an image logo then upload your logo through the logo uploader.

Header Setup

Go to Appearance > Menus > Create new menu > Assign menu items to the Primary Menu > Save.

Slider Setup

Intensely offers a featured slider on the front page where you could add unlimited slides using the drag & drop slide panels. Follow the steps below.

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page > Featured Slider
  2. Add Slides
  3. Change slide settings if needed.

Note: Best background slide image size is: 1280×620 and slide image is: 550×765

About us Setup

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page > About
  2. Add title, description, progress bars, accordions.

Counter Setup ( PRO only )

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page > Counter
  2. Add counters, background image.

Portfolio Setup

  1. Go to Dashboard > Portfolios > Add your portfolios (Recommended featured image: 640 x 426, please use same size images for all portfolios for best result)
  2. Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page > Portfolio > Add title, description & other settings like display count, display order etc.

Services Setup

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page > Services
  2. Add title, description & services.

Pricing Table Setup

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page > Pricing Tables
  2. Add section title, description & pricing tables.

Team Members Setup

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page > Team Members
  2. Add section title, description & team members.

Note: Best image size for team members is 240×260.

Testimonials

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Front page > Testimonials.
  2. Add background image, title & testimonials.

Front Page Blog Setup

Follow the steps below to configure front page blog section. Not that, these settings are only for front page blog section not the blog post listing or archive page. See Blog setup instead for that.

  1. Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Front Page > Blog
  2. Configure the options according to your needs such as section title, description, show posts.

Subscribe form Setup

The most popular MailChimp email markting tool you could use with Intensely theme. Make sure to install & activate all the required/recommended plugins first.

  1. Go to Dashboard > MailChimp for WP ( You need to install & activate the MailChimp for WordPress plugin to see this option ).
  2. Connect your MailChimp account using your MailChimp API key by following the instructions there.
  3. Go to Dashboard > MailChimp for WP > Forms & paste this code in the form editor > Save Changes.
  4. Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Footer > Subscribe > Add background image, title & subscribe form shortcode that you got from step 3.

Blog Setup

  1. Create a new page > Give it a name (ex: blog) > Go to Settings > Reading > Set this page as your posts page from the static front page option (2nd option).
  2. Go to Appearance > Customize > Blog > setup the options according to your needs.

Note: Default featured image size is 1280×850.

404 Page Setup

To setup 404 page please go to Appearance > Customize > 404 Page.

Portfolio Page Setup

You need to create a new page to display your portfolio items in a separate page.

  1. Go to Pages > Add New > Give it a name (ex: portfolios)
  2. Assign this page to the Portfolio Page template (find the template in your editor right side Page Attributes box ).
  3. You could add title bar from the title bar metabox (below editor) for this template, add your title or a short description for this page using the editor. (save or publish the page to see title bar box under the editor)

intensely portfolio setup

Note: Front page portfolios items will appear in this page.

Service Page Setup

You need to create a new page to display your service items in a separate page.

  1. Go to Pages > Add New > Give it a name (ex: services)
  2. Assign this page to the Services Page template (find the template in your editor right side Page Attributes box ). See screenshot in portfolio page setup .
  3. You could add title bar from the title bar metabox (below editor) for this template, add your title or a short description for this page using the editor. (save or publish the page to see title bar box under the editor)

Note: Front page services items will appear in this page.

Contact Page Setup

You need to install & activate the contact form 7 plugin which is required for the Intensely theme. Please follow the steps below.

  1. Go to Pages > Add New > Give it a name (ex: contact)
  2. Assign this page to the Contact Page template (find the template in your editor right side Page Attributes box ). See screenshot in portfolio page setup .
  3. You could add title bar from the title bar metabox (below editor) for this template, add your title or a short description for this page using the editor. (save or publish the page to see title bar box under the editor)
  4. Go to Dashboard > Contact > Add New > Use this code in the form editor to include the contact form.
  5. Go to Appearance > Customize > Contact > Add your contact info & Google map from there.

Image Sizes

Default image size: 1280×850 .

Portfolio Image size: 640×426 .

Team Member Image size: 240×260 .

Testimonials Image size: 100×100 .

Reorder Front Page Sections

Each front page section has enable/disable option in the customizer which you could use to enable or disable your desire sections. But if you want to do something more & want to reorder sections then you could do that by using a child theme.

Why I should use child theme? Good question, using a child theme is highly recommended if you want to change or modify theme files. This way you never lose your changes when we send you theme updates. Read more about child theme.

Downalod intensely-child theme first & follow the steps below.

  1. Open the file front-page.php in your preferrable text editor.
  2. Re-order the lines there according to your liking & save file. For example see the screenshot below.
  3. Install the child theme in same way you did for the parent theme (See quick start guide).

Translation

Intensely packed with a language file called intensely.pot in the languages folder for localization. Follow the steps below to translate Intensely.

  1. Go to Dashboard > Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for Loco Translate plugin in the search field
  3. Click Install Now > Activate
  4. Go to Loco Template > Themes > Click on your theme > New Language
  5. Choose a language > Start Translating
  6. Translate each line > Save Changes
  7. Go to Dashboard > Settings > General > Site Language
  8. Change your site language & save.

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