Default Demo Install
March 20, 2014 at 12:41 am #15729
Is there a way to truly have the identical Alyeska WP install as the demo (i.e: framework, plugins, slideshows, etc.)? I have followed the docs and the vids. I do not have the EXACT demo WP site as presented here: http://demo.themeblvd.com/?theme=alyeska
… even after installing the “child” and the plugins. (*There is no main slideshow on the home page.) I really would like to start my customization from the actual theme content.
March 20, 2014 at 12:55 am #15730
FYI: Yes… I also imported the XML file. Still not an identical DEMO WP site.March 20, 2014 at 1:56 am #15731
There is a lot of helpful information on getting started if you view the first chapter, Getting Started, in your documentation. This will point you to looking at the section “Homepage Setup” on the ThemeForest Item Details page for this product.
Here is the gist copied from there, on how to get started and setup the Homepage like the demo.
Note: We do not recommend installing sample data, as explained in our documentation. And so the following steps would be assuming you didn’t install sample data.
- Install the theme and the recommended plugins. (See video)
- Configure your Theme Options at Appearance > Theme Options.
- Configure your background under Appearance > Background. (See video)
- Go to Settings > Reading > Frontpage Displays, and make sure you’ve selected “your latest posts.”
- Go to the Sliders page and create a custom slider.
- Go to the Builder page and create a new custom layout. Use “Alyeska Homepage” as your layout’s starting point. Configure your element settings, including selecting your custom slider in the slider element, and save the layout.
- Go to Appearance > Theme Options > Content > Homepage, select to show a custom layout, and select the custom layout you’ve created.
Steps 5 and 6 would have been completed for you if you imported all of the sample content. So, in step 7, you will be selecting the layout called “Alyeska Homepage” which you imported with the sample content —
And then since we know WordPress’s importer brings in custom menus, but doesn’t assign them, you’d need to do that. Go to Appearance > Menus > Manage Locations, and assign the imported menu called “Main Menu” to the “Primary Navigation” Location, and the imported “Footer Menu” to the “Footer Navigation” location.
And then the last thing missing is your widgets, which also know that WordPress importer does not handle. If you check out the “Getting Started” section of your documentation, there is a section about how we configure the Footer widgets in all of our demos.March 20, 2014 at 4:35 am #15736
Thank you!!!March 20, 2014 at 6:14 am #15737
I have viewed the videos, read through the docs, etc. However…
Is there any way that you can provide one XML file and one SQL file as a real “ready-to-go” “out-of-the-box” sample content WP Alyeska theme that is identical to the default DEMO as demonstrated in this link:
*I don’t care if it has a blue background and a specific background texture file. Having the content layout and all other parts already selected per the demo would seriously cut down on set up time.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated.March 20, 2014 at 9:43 pm #15750
I truly apologize, but an SQL dump is not something I can provide you. I know there’s a lot of writing above for sake of being thorough, but after you understand what’s going on, the process of importing the sample content and then putting the different parts in place only does take a matter of minutes.
You may find this video helpful: https://vimeo.com/41578328
We stopped including this video mainly because of issues we had with a third-party plugin we were recommending to import widgets.March 27, 2014 at 7:51 am #15922
Everything is going smoothly now. Thanks!
One more issue…
I can’t seem to get these specific Widgets to display in the Footer section. I have set up everything exactly as your video demonstrates. (Nice job, by the way!)
FYI: The “Simple Contact” Widget in location Footer #4 section (per the Demo) is working perfectly.
Admin > Appearance > Widgets
SECTION > Custom: Footer #2
I have dragged the “Recent Posts” Widget to this area, entered a title and clicked SAVE. But the Recent Posts section is not displaying. Nothing displays in this location. The same goes for the Twitter Widget.
I changed the (Appearance > Theme Options) Footer Layout section for each of these to “Raw Content” and entered content. The footer sections display perfectly with “Raw Content.”
I can understand why the Twitter Feed is not displaying… as I have not set up the Twitter account yet. However, at least the TITLE should display. Also, the Recent Posts from the Sample Data should definitely display – again, at least the TITLE should display.
Please help. Thanks.March 28, 2014 at 1:12 am #15937
Hmm, something has to be off with how you’re applying the widget area to the column or the widgets to the widget area. Unless you have a caching plugin or something running, I can’t think of how else you wouldn’t see the widgets.
If you can get the issue online and send over a login, I’d be glad to take a look. I’m sure there’s a simple answer, but I can’t think of anything just based on what you’re telling me. If you’d like that you can send the info by going to My Account > Submit Private Info here on the support site.March 30, 2014 at 6:08 pm #16005
I was lucky I stumbled on the info you sent. Usually unless you update the topic here no one checks for the private info being sent. Anyway, just post here when you’re done with your client.March 30, 2014 at 9:44 pm #16010
Done. Site is available.March 30, 2014 at 11:20 pm #16021
In your original message, it looks like you just included the link to the login page, but not the login username/password.March 31, 2014 at 12:05 am #16026
Check the private submission form.March 31, 2014 at 12:14 am #16029
You already had widgets in them at Appearance > Widgets, and so I just applied the custom widget areas “Footer #1” and “Footer #2” at Appearance > Theme Options > Layout > Footer. They display as expected on the frontend of the site.
Maybe I’m misunderstanding the issue?March 31, 2014 at 12:37 am #16030
And you just dragged the Widget to the right side area/box marked “Footer #1”?March 31, 2014 at 12:41 am #16031
No, I didn’t do anything under Appearance > Widgets. I went there first, and saw you already had widgets in the those two widget areas.
So, then I went to Appearance > Theme Options, and applied the two widget areas to the footer columns.March 31, 2014 at 3:01 am #16036
I KNOW that I did exactly that. I have no idea why it’s working now. It’s not rocket science.
1. Appearance > Widgets … Drag the Widget to the desired section … SAVE
2. Appearance > Theme Options … Select “Floating Widget Area” and select the Footer section … SAVE
That’s it, right?
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