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General information


Thank you for purchasing YOU! We’re very pleased that you have chosen our plugin to extend your website. We’re doing our best not to disappoint you! Before you get started, please check out these documentation pages. YOU can only be used with WordPress and we assume that you already have it installed and ready to go. If you don’t, please see WordPress Codex to get started.


Requirements for YOU


Before using YOU, please meet the following requirements:

  • essentials to run WordPress – here you can find more information – in case any doubts regarding the server, contact your host provider,
  • latest version of WordPress, which you can download here,
  • create secure FTP and Database.

What’s Included


When purchasing our theme from Themeforest, you need to download the YOU files from your Themeforest account. Navigate to downloads tab on Themeforest and find YOU. Below you’ll find a full list of what is included the .zip file, along with a brief description of each item.
YOU Folder contains:

    • tailor.zip – main installation folder
    • makeup.zip,
      nanny.zip,
      repairman.zip,
      yoga.zip,
      dentist.zip,
      computer.zip - installation files for different graphic templates

Support


All of our items come with free support. For some help you can reach to our dedicated support forum. Free support is limited to questions regarding the themes features or problems. We provide premium support for code customizations or third-party plugins. If you need help with anything other than minor customizations of your theme, feel free to contact us on premium@createit.pl.

For free support, follow the steps below

  • Step 1Click Here to create a free forum account. You’ll need your Themeforest purchase code, which can only be received when purchasing the theme from Themeforest.net.
  • Step 2 – Enter your Themeforest Purchase Code, an e-mail and a password.
  • Step 3 – Once you have an account, sign in to the forum and get started.
  • Step 4 – Find your theme on a forum home page.
  • Step 5 – Create new issue by clicking on a button at the right.

Before You Post On a Forum

We urge you to follow the steps below, before you post a new topic on the forum, to speed up your request. It’s in everyones interest and will benefit in making the entire forum more efficient:

  • Step 1 – Always check the Documentation and the Knowledgebase Section. Most questions are already answered in those areas.
  • Step 2 – Always use our Forum Search before you post, it’s possible that your issue has already been brought up and answered.
  • Step 3 – If your question hasn’t been brought up, please post a new topic. Always be as specific as possible. Creating a topic requires entering the live URL to your home page or page that shows the issue in question. It also has bars for WP and FTP login info, which aren’t required, however, providing us with your login information can save a lot of time for both of us. Login credentials are securely stored and accessible only by our support staff.
  • Step 4 – We usually answer questions in 24 hours on working days. However if you don’t get any answer in 72 hours bump up your question or send us an e-mail.

Our support hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM UTC +1 on Monday to Friday.

Premium Support

We can create your website from scratch, redesign it or just extend the current ones. For more information, please take a look at our website.

Typical issues covered by Premium Support:

  • Custom CSS
  • Support for third party software and plug-ins
  • WordPress Installation with Theme configuration
  • Server configuration
  • Site structure modifications
  • Graphic adjustments, etc.
  • WordPress general howto’s

Installation


There are two ways to install the theme: through WordPress, or via FTP. But first, you need to download the YOU files from your Themeforest account. Navigate to downloads tab on Themeforest and find YOU. Click the download button.

For more information check also this article from Knowledge Base.


Installation via Administration Panel


If YOU files are downloaded from your Themeforest account, you can start an installation by using WordPress administration panel.

Once you’ve logged in to your administration panel go to Appearance > Themes. Depending on your version of WordPress you’ll see Add New or two other tabs: Manage Themes and Install Themes.

Themes section

Themes section

Here you’ll find instructions how to proceed with 3.9.0 and lower versions of WordPress.

 

If you’re using newer version, follow steps below to install the theme:

  • Step 1 – click on Install Themes tab
    Install Themes tab

    Install Themes tab

  • Step 2 – choose Upload option to upload .zip file
    Upload theme

    Upload theme

  • Step 3 – choose tailor.zip from you computer.
  • Step 4 – once the file is chosen click Install Now
    Install theme

    Install theme

Common Install Error: Are You Sure You Want To Do This?

If you get the following question message when installing YOU.zip file via WordPress, it means, that you have an upload file size limit. Install the theme via FTP or call your hosting company and ask them to increase the limit.


Custom post types


YOU comes with number of custom post type, for example:

  • portfolio items,
  • faq items,
  • galleries,

For the correct operation of YOU you have to install and activate dedicated for custom post types plugin:

custom-post-types

custom post types

With these plugins your custom post types will be saved in your admin panel, even if you change your WordPress theme.


Notice: Plugin must be installed and activated right after you install and activate the YOU – otherwise you might be encountered problems with correct theme functioning.

install

Install the plugin


Installation via FTP


To install YOU via FTP, follow steps below:

  • Step 1 – Unarchive tailor.zip file
  • Step 2 – Access your host web server using FTP client
  • Step 3 – Find directory wp-content > themes
  • Step 4 – Put folder YOU in directory wp-content > themes
Installation directory

Installation directory


Learn more:

WordPress codex – FTP clients


Theme Flavours


As you can see on our Demo page YOU comes with 7 different templates.

Tailor is a main theme, which always needs to be installed if you want your website to work correctly. Styles such as Dentist and Yoga are child themes, which can be installed additionally (once Tailor is installed) if you want to use Dentist or Yoga style on your website.

Child Theme installation is analogous process to Main Theme installation. Every child theme has its own zip package with installation files, which you will find in downloaded package.

Example:

You downloaded .zip package with theme files from ThemeForest and want to use on you website Yoga version of YOU.

STEP BY STEP
  • STEP 1: Unarchive downloaded package from ThemeForest
  • STEP 2: Install tailor.zip file via Administration Panel or FTP
  • STEP 3: install Yoga.zip package via Administration Panel or FTP
  • STEP 4: go to Appearance > Themes and activate  Yoga
  • STEP 5: Import demo content for Yoga Theme

And it’s ready to customize! In analogous way you can install every child theme.


Import demo content


The fastest and easiest way to import our demo content is to use Theme Options 1-click Demo Importer. It will import all pages and posts, several sample sliders, widgets, theme options, assigned pages, and more. We recommend this approach on a newly installed WordPress. It will not replace content such as posts, pages, portfolio, etc. and delete current menus, but configure them and replace theme options. By that, if you have created some posts, pages or portfolio content before an import, you won’t loose them.

To import our demo content, please follow the steps below:

  • Step 1 – install and activate plugins listed in Recommended Plugins message {warning}
    Recommended plugins

    Recommended plugins

    and WooCoomerce plugin, if you’d like to use shop functionalities.

  • Step 2 – setup Media thumbnails sizes in Settings > Media to recommended values:
    • Thumbnail size: 150 x 150px
    • Medium size: 300 x 300px
    • Large size: 1024 x 1024px

If you’re using WooCommerce product images sizes in WooCoomerce > Settings > Products

  • Step 3 – navigate to Appearance > Theme Options > General – 1-click Demo Import
  • Step 4 – click the Import demo content button with multipage or onepager version.
    (WARNING:The image below is only an example of how the 1-Click Demo section might look like. Depending on the theme, the amount of images and/or tabs of the import demo contents, this option might look different.)

     

    1 click to import demo content

    1 click to import demo content

  • Step 5 – importing can take a few minutes. Please be patient and wait for it to complete. Once it will be loading, you will see message with indicating progress.

Learn more:

Common errors with “1-Click Demo Import”


YOU Customizer


YOU comes with advanced customizer, which allows to edit most of theme elements in one place. To use it navigate to Appearance > Customizer

Main Customizer Menu

Main Customizer Menu

It will display a panel with tabs corresponding to all theme sections, like:

  • Pages
  • Top Bars
  • Posts
  • Portfolio
  • Socials
  • Widgets

You will find there also main style settings under:

  • General

In General style section you can edit theme colors and layout setup

General styles

General styles

In General you can setup logos, copyright text and main theme settings

Main settings

Main settings

Notice:

All changes done with customizer will be applied only once you click on

save


Pages Options


In Pages panel you are able to edit the following options:

    1. General pages options:
      • Show/Hide Title row on pages
      • Show/Hide Title text on pages
      • Show/Hide comments,
      • Show/Hide comment form
    2. Pages options

      Pages options

    3. Header settings:
      • Select default header type – you can choose between: Parallax header, Video, Kenburs or Slider
      • Header Image – define background image if you selected Parallax header above
      • Gallery for Kenburns Header – select gallery of images if you want to use header with kenburns effect
      • Gallery for Slider Header – select gallery of images if you want to display images sliders in header
      • Video source – If video header is enabled, then you can display video as background
      • Video type – select video source type
      • Parallax ratio
      • Header background color
      • Title text paddings
      • Header paddings
      • Header margins
      • Header height – you can set custom height of header (in px or %)
    Pages header options

    Pages header options

    Notice: – settings above are by default applied for all your pages. Though you can also customize them for each page separately with Header and Navbar settings – you will see this option during page content edition.

    Header and navbar settings

    Header and navbar settings


Top Bars


There are several navbar color types to choose. You can setup navbar type and scroll effect globally via Appearance > Customize > Top bars

Navigation Bar

Navigation Bar

via Top Bar tab you can define top bar styles and content:

Top Bar settings

Top Bar settings

And in Contact menu Item you can set the content of contact menu widget:

Contact widget

Contact widget

Contact widget settings

Contact widget settings

 


Portfolio options


PAGE HEADER:

  • IndexPress return or enter to expand
  • SinglePress return or enter to expand
  • SocialsPress return or enter to open this panel
  • Site Title & TaglinePress return or enter to expand
  • NavigationPress return or enter to expand
  • WidgetsPress return or enter to open this panel
  • Static Front PagePress return or enter to expand

 

PORTFOLIO OPTIONS:

Portfolio Index settings

Portfolio Index settings

SINGLE PORTFOLIO OPTIONS:

Portfolio single item settings

Portfolio single item settings


Socials


Social icons, from the top of the page can be removed or changed via Appearance > Customize > Socials

Social icons

Social icons

Here we will display only icons for social media profiles, which you define in settings:

Socials settings

Socials settings

So if you don’t want to display, for example Facebook icon – just leave Facebook field empty.


Pages


You can use Pages to organize and manage any content on your website. You can create multiple pages on your website for different types of content or setup onepager with scroll-to-section menu.


Create pages


To create a new Page follow the steps below:

  • Step 1 – select Pages > Add New
  • Step 2 – add Title
  • Step 3 – add content – we recommend you to create page content using shortcode generator or by modifying demo content
  • Step 4 – choose page attributes:
    • Parent – if you want to create subpage
    • Template – you can choose one of defined page templates: Default Template, Archive Portfolio
    • Page order
  • Step 5 – choose template settings
  • Step 6 – click Publish to make your page public.
Page attributes

Page attributes

Template settings

Template settings


Learn more:

WordPress Pages


Homepage setup


If you have added some pages via Pages > Add new you can choose one and set it up as a homepage. Use Static front page tool in Settings > Reading and choose from the list your homepage. Remember to click Save changes at the end of editing.

Static front page

Static front page


Blog


YOU is loaded with options for the blog. It offers many different options for you to present your blog posts, along with several different blog post layouts. In addition, there are numerous theme options and shortcode options that allow you to customize how posts are displayed.

There are several ways to display your blog posts, we will cover each method as well as describe blog post types, post options and theme options. The following sections will cover each of these aspects of the blog.


Creating blog posts


No matter which method you use to display your blog posts, first thing you need to do is create them.

YOU offers several blog post types:

  • Standard
  • Aside
  • Gallery
  • Link
  • Image
  • Quote
  • Video
  • Audio
Post formats

Post formats

Follow the steps below to create a blog post

  • Step 1 – navigate to Posts in your WordPress admin.
  • Step 2 – click on Add New to make a new post. Create a title and insert your post content in the editing field. You can use any of our shortcode elements inside the post.
    Add New Post

    Add New Post

    If you want to use some additional fields, choose them from screen options at the top of the screen.

    Screen Options

    Screen Options

  • Step 3 – add Categories from the right side. To assign it to the post, check the box next to the Category name.
  • Step 4 – add Tags from the right side. Type the name of the tag in the field, separate multiple tags with commas.
  • Step 5 – for a single image, click the Featured Image box, select an image and click Set Featured Image.
  • Step 6 – for a Gallery, insert more than one Featured Image, each image will be a slide in the gallery slideshow. Slides will be order by the date when the images was added to Media
  • Step 7 – for a video post, paste the iFrame embed into the Video Embed Code field, file url to M4V file url or OGV File URL or Direct video url from Youtube, Vimeo or Dailymotion
  • Step 8 – create an excerpt – Excerpts are optional hand-crafted summaries of your content that can be used in your theme. Learn more about manual excerpts
    Excerpt

    Excerpt

  • Step 9 – once you finished, click Publish to save the post.

Blog index page


The most popular way of displaying blog posts is to setup blog index page. There all of your posts will be displayed and ordered by publish date.
To set the page as your post page, navigate to Posts page tool in Settings > Reading and choose Blog index page from the ones you created.

Blog index page

Blog index page

Notice:
On Blog index page you will see only your posts, so don’t add any other content to it.


Generating and using API key in theme


Google Maps V3 no longer supports keyless access so you need to get a key for every (referrer-)domain which has never had a Google Map on it before. You can generate new API key or use the one you’ve already created.

How to generate my API key?

To generate API key you just need to click GET A KEY and follow the directions.

Alternatively, follow these steps to get an API key:

  1. Go to the Google API Console.
  2. Create or select a project.
  3. Click Continue to enable the API and any related services.
  4. On the Credentials page, get a Browser key (and set the API Credentials).
  5. Note: If you have an existing Browser key, you may use that key.
  6. To prevent quota theft, secure your API key following these best practices.
  7. (Optional) Enable billing. See Usage Limits for more information.

In the Google API Console, you can also look up an existing key or view a list of enabled APIs.

For more information on using the Google API Console, see API Console Help.

Where I should add the generated API key ?

Depending on the theme you are uisng, this option can be find in the Theme options section in the WordPress Dashboard or in the Customizer of the theme.

If the theme you bougth is customized with the use of the Customizer:

The API key can be added in the Customizer on path Google Maps API > Config

Adding API key in Customizer

Adding API key in Customizer

If the theme you are using is custimze with use of the Theme option in WordPress Dashboard:

The API key can be added in the Theme Options section on path Appearance > Theme Options > General > Main

Adding API key in theme options page

Adding API key in theme options page


Widgets



Using widgets


Widgets are small blocks of content, which you can find in theme footer or sidebar. They were originally designed to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress Theme to the user, which is now available on WordPress Themes to include the header, footer, and elsewhere in the WordPress design and structure. Widgets require no code experience or expertise. They can be added, removed, and rearranged on the WordPress Administration Appearance > Widgets panel.

Just drag and drop the widgets you want, into the right hand side where your sidebars and footer widgets are listed. Simply drag your widgets over to the sidebar or footer column, and then populate the content.
There are various fields and settings you can choose for each individual widget and all are self explanatory. You can also use multiple widgets per footer column, just drag and drop them into place. And you can put as many widgets as you want inside sidebar. Once you have finished populating the widgets, always make sure to hit the Save button to save the settings.

Just drag widget from the left hand side and drop it on the right

Just drag widget from the left hand side and drop it on the right


Plugins


Some functionalities of the YOU are available because of plugins we used to create it. Once YOU is activated in your WordPress admin panel you should see notification about bundled plugins we recommend to install – they are included in YOU package – so you don’t have to do anything more than click install and activate.

Notice:
We can’t guarantee YOU’s compatibility with third party plugins. If you want to avoid unexpected bugs and errors use as little plugins as possible.

Below you will find the list of plugins we recommend you to use with YOU.


Visual Composer


REMEMBER: YOU is not compatible with VC Fronted Editor

YOU can be easily customized with Visual Composer.

Simply drag and drop elements to build your page content. We prepared components which will help you determine main structure of the webpage – easily set up backgrounds, colors and styles for whole sections as well as lots of various smaller components which you can freely put wherever you want.

How to start?

We recommend you to use row as essential element of page structure.

Row

Row

You can edit following row attributes:

Click pen to open edition tools

Click pen to open edition tools

  1. Header text
  2. Level of header
  3. Header alignment
  4. Header font style
  5. Section type – determines section background, you can choose from predefined color styles: white, grey, dark grey, dark blue, motive or effects: pattern, parallax, kenburns, video
  6. Padding – top, bottom or both
  7. Padding size – if you don’t want to have padding, choose None
  8. Section height
  9. Type of section layout – boxed or wide
  10. Onepager element and ID – if you want to use section for scroll-to-section navigation
  11. Custom class – if you want add custom CSS styles for element

You can also check additional options in tabs: General, Design Options and Animations

Row parameters

Row parameters

Once your section row is created you can choose number of columns in section, their width and optionally offset value.

Section grid

Section grid

If you want to create full_width element you need to choose 1 column greed in section and set it as full_width element.

Click pen to edit column.

Click pen to edit column.

Full width column

Full width column

Once you set up your section – you can put inside it as many components as you want.


Learn more:

For more information about Visual Composer, please check articles below:
How to install Visual Composer
Visual Composer demo
Visual Documentation


Customization


YOU appearance, which you can see on our demo page, is one of many available options. You have a couple of alternatives to customize the way you want it, except changing components’ appearance.

    1. Theme Customizer – navigate to Appearance > Themes and click Customize to open customization panel with options to change colors and backgrounds
    2. Use Custom CSS
    3. Create your own shortcodes
    4. Contact us – we can create your website from scratch, redesign it or just extend existing one – just send us an mail to premium@createit.pl

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