Arimo

Theme Documentation

Theme Installation & Activate

Thank you for purchasing my theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to email me via my email: themexoda@gmail.com

Upload the theme file

  1. Go to AppearanceThemes in the WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click on the Add New button
  3. Click on the Upload Theme button
  4. Click Browse and select current version of arimo.zip in your computer
  5. Click Install Now

We have created a short video to show you how to install the theme and (optionally) import its demo content

Video Tutorial:

After theme installed successfully you can activate theme by clicking Activate on link as appear in your screen.

Manually activate theme

If you wish to activate manually

  1. Go to Appearance Themesin the WordPress menu
  2. Hover over the theme thumbnail and press the Activate button

Updating Theme

To update the theme, login to your marketplace account and re-download the theme package like you did when you purchased it. Extract the downloaded ZIP file.

A theme update always deletes all existing theme files and replaces them with the files of the new theme version. Therefore you should never change the theme files directly, because they will be lost due to an update. Instead, use a child theme in case you want to change the theme files directly.

  1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panels.

  2. Navigate to the AppearanceThemes menu.

  3. Since WordPress does not recognize that the theme is already installed when you upload a new zip file, you will get a 'Theme Destination already exists' error if you try to install the theme. Therefore you have to deactivate and delete the old theme and afterwards install and activate the new theme version.

  4. Deactivate the theme by activating another.

  5. Click on the screenshot of the Arimo theme. This will open the Theme Details popup box.

  6. Click on the Delete button in the bottom right corner to remove all theme files.

  7. Upload the new version arimo.zip and install the theme.

Child Theme

A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality and styling of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes are the recommended way of modifying an existing theme.

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 learn about WordPress theme development.

Child Theme Install

  1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panels.
  2. Navigate to the Appearance > Themes menu.
  3. Click the Add New button on the top of the screen.
  4. On the next page, click the Upload Theme button on the top of the screen.
  5. Click the Choose File button to open up a dialog to browse your computer and navigate to Child Theme folder. Select the file arimo-child.zip and click Install Now.
  6. Please wait a few seconds, WordPress will upload and extract the theme archive for you. All you need to do next is to press the Activate link under the message for successful theme installation.
  7. That's it! Now you can add custom CSS code and PHP functions.

How to use the child theme

  1. After install the child theme navigate to Wordpress admin panel.
  2. Navigate to the Appearance > Editor menu.
  3. In the section titled Templates, you will see a list of files that you can edit:
    • functions.php - This lets you add additional functions, classes and hooks to WordPress theme without needing to alter the code within the functions file of the parent theme.
    • style.css - This lets you add or change the theme styles (colors, sizes, fonts, backgrounds etc.) without needing to change the code within the style.css file of the parent theme.
  4. Select the file you want to change and add your PHP/CSS code in the editor on the left side.
  5. Click the Update File button when you're finished editing a file.

Plugin Installation

This theme requires the installation and activation of some plug-ins to add additional features and capabilities. If you want to use contact form, instagram, newsletter and demo import, you need to install the following plugins:

  • One Click Demo Import - The best feature of this plugin is, that theme authors can define import files in their themes and so all you (the user of the theme) have to do is click on the “Import Demo Data” button.

  • Instagram Feed Gallery - Instagram Feed Gallery is the most user-friendly Instagram plugin for WordPress. It allows you to showcase your Instagram feed or Instagram tags on your website.

  • Mailchimp for WordPress - This plugin helps you grow your Mailchimp lists and write better newsletters through various methods. You can create good looking opt-in forms or integrate with any existing form on your site, like your comment, contact or checkout form.

  • Contact Form 7 - Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

  • Meta Box - Meta Box helps you add custom fields and details on your website such as pages, posts, forms and anywhere you want using over 40 different field types such as text, images, file upload, checkboxes, and more.

  • Categories Images - The Categories Images Plugin allow you to add image with category or taxonomy.

How to setup Contact Form

Form Code:
			                	
<div class="row">
    <div class="col-md-6">
        [text* your-name placeholder "Your Name"]
     </div>
    <div class="col-md-6">
     [text* your-email placeholder "Your Email *"]
    </div>
    <div class="col-md-12">
    [text your-subject placeholder "Subject"][textarea your-message 10x5 placeholder "Your Message"][submit id:SendMessage "Send Message"]
    </div>
</div>
			                    
			                

Create Contact Form

  1. Navigate to the ContactAdd New page in the WordPress admin.
  2. Enter a name for Contact Form
  3. Copy the code above into contact form
  4. Click the Save button.

Create Page Contact

  1. After Created Contact Form, copy the shortcode
  2. Navigate to the PagesAdd New page in the WordPress admin.
  3. Enter a name for Page
  4. Paste the shortcode in step 1 into the page content
  5. Click the Pulsish button.

How to setup Mailchimp

Form Code:
		                	
<div class="arimo-newsletter">
  <label>Subscribe to the Arimo newsletter</label>
  <div class="form-newsletter">
     <input type="email" name="EMAIL" placeholder="Your email address" required="">
  	 <button type="submit" value="Sign up">Sign up</button>
  </div>
</div>
		                	
		                

Create Mailchimp Form

  1. Navigate to the Mailchimp for WPForm in the WordPress admin.
  2. Copy the code above into form code
  3. Click the Save Changes button.

Install Demo Content

Well, it's really simple.

If you're using the theme to build a new website which doesn't have content yet, I strongly recommend you to use the demo content files.

  1. Navigate to theAppearanceImport Demo Datain the WordPress admin
  2. Click the Import Demo Data button

Creating Menus

You can manage and create menus by navigating to AppearanceMenus.

  1. Click the create a new menu link.
  2. Enter a name for the menu (this can be anything e.g "Main Menu").
  3. Click the Create Menu button.
  4. Select Pages you wanted to be appeared in Menu
  5. Click on Add to Menu button
  6. Drag menu item left-right to make it under another menu(sub menu).
  7. Click Save Menu button

Site Identity

You can manage theme options by navigating to AppearanceCustomizeSite Identity.

  1. Upload Logo for site
  2. Enter the information for site: Site Title, Tagline...
  3. Click the Published button.

Blog Configs

You can manage theme options by navigating to AppearanceCustomizeArimo Theme Options.

  1. Click the Blog
  2. Choose a layout blog style for page blog/Archive
  3. Configuration hide/shows sidebar
  4. Configure the number of posts on 1 page
  5. Click the Published button.

Featured Post Slider

You can manage theme options by navigating to AppearanceCustomizeArimo Theme Options.

  1. Click the tab Featured Posts Slider
  2. Choose Enable Featured Posts Slider
  3. Select a Category or Select Posts
  4. Configure the number posts of Slide
  5. Click the Published button.

Promo Boxes

You can manage theme options by navigating to AppearanceCustomizeArimo Theme Options.

  1. Click the tabPromo Boxes
  2. Choose Enable Promo Boxes
  3. Enter the information for promo box : Title, link, image
  4. After creating the Promo box click Published button

Social Network

You can manage theme options by navigating to AppearanceCustomizeArimo Theme Options.

  1. Click the tabSocial Networks
  2. Enter the links of your social networks if you want to display
  3. Click the Published button.

Coppyright Text

You can manage theme options by navigating to AppearanceCustomizeArimo Theme Options.

  1. Click the tab Copyright Text
  2. Enter Copyright Text your site
  3. Click the Published button.

Source and Credits

Along the project, I've been using the following assets, even if they were images, icons or other files, as listed.