Getting Started

Frist of all make sure you have all the necessary things to install Excel Blog.

Theme Requirements

Make sure you have the latest version of WordPress installed, by checking the updates tab from your current WordPress dashboard.

If you haven’t downloaded WordPress, you can download it from the WordPress repository via https://wordpress.org/download/.

After you have the latest version of WordPress, download the theme ZIP file, and save it somewhere on your computer.

Theme Installation

Step 1: Upload and Activation

There are two methods to install Excel Blog theme. You may either upload the zipped theme file using the WordPress theme installer (Recommended), or you can upload the unzipped theme folder via FTP.

Method 1 ( Recommended): Install Using the WordPress Theme Installer

Log into your WordPress site and opens the Administration Panel.

  1. Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click on the Add New button
  3. Click on Upload Theme button
  4. Click on Browse button
  5. Select the zipped file of Excel blog from your computer.
  6. Click install now

Method 2: Install Using File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

  1. Unzip “excel-blog.zip” file on your computer.
  2. Login using FTP client to access your host web server.
  3. Locate the wp-content folder in your WordPress install files.
  4. Upload the unzipped Excel blog folder into the: wp-content/themes folder.

Theme Activation

  1. Log in to the WordPress admin panel
  2. Go to Appearance > Themes

  3. Hover over the thumbnail to excel blog and click Activate

Installing Plugins

To install a plugin follow the follwing steps:

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for desired plugin
  3. Click on More Detail to know more about the plugin.
  4. Click Install Now to install.
  5. After the plugin is downloaded and instaled click on Activate
  6. Or to activate the installed plugin go to plugins > installed plugins
  7. Click on Activate to activate the plugin.

Home Page

Home Page Setup

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Static Front Page
  2. Select Your Latest Post under Front page display (It will automatically display your latest post in homepage)
  3. If you want your home page to be static select A static page.
  4. Click Save & Publish

Site Identity

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Header Settings > Site Identity
  2. Upload logo by clicking on select logo.
  3. Enter Site Title and Tag line and check Display site identity and tagline to appear in your home page.
  4. You can upload site icon or favicon by clicking on select image under site icon.
  5. Click Save & Publish

Background Colors

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Colors.
  2. Change the Background Color by clicking on the respective Select Color button
  3. Click Save & Publish.

Background Image

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Background Image.
  2. Click on select image
  3. Upload desired image
  4. Click Save & Publish

Slider

There are two sliders in the theme. One at the top of the page just below the header and another at the bottom of the page just above the footer.

To activate banner slider

  1. Go to Appearnace > Customize > Slider Settings > Banner Slider Settings.
  2. Under Enable Banner Slider select show on front page only to show only on front page, select show on all page to show on all pages and disable on all pages to disable the slider.
  3. Click Save & Publish

Banner slider configuration

  1. Check Enable Slider Auto Transition to scroll the slide automatically.
  2. Check Enable Slider Loop to repeat the slider.
  3. Check Enable Slider Control to enable next and previous buttons.
  4. Check Enable Slider Caption to display caption in slider.
  5. Choose the slider animation from dropdown fade or slide.
  6. Enter the slider speed in millisecond for example: 6000 equals to 6 seconds.
  7. Set the slider pause (interval between two slider in auto transition) in millisecond for example 6000 equals to 6 seconds.
  8. Enter the Read More text.
  9. Click Save & Publish

To activate bottom slider

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Slider Settings > Bottom Slider Settings.
  2. Select one out of three option; Disable on all page will disable the slider, show on all page will show the slider in all page and show on homepage only will show in homepage.
  3. Select the category of post to display in slider
  4. Click save & publish.

Bottom Slider configuration

Configuration of bottom slider is same as the banner slider. Please refer to the the banner slider configuration.

Header Setting

If you want your phone number and email address to be appeared in top of the page:

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Header Settings > Misc Settings.
  2. Add your email address and phone number in respective fields.
  3. Click Save & Publish

Social Icon Settings

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Social Settings.
  2. Add your social links in respective fields.
  3. Check “Enable social links in header” to display in header (top of the page)
  4. Click Save & Publish.

Menu Setup

Option 1

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Menus.
  2. Click on Add a Menu.
  3. Give a name to the menu
  4. Click Create Menu
  5. Click on add item and choose from the right side a custom link, pages, posts, category, tags.
  6. Drag and drop to arrange menu item.
  7. Check primary under display location.
  8. Save & Publish.

Option 2:

  1. Go to Appearance > Menus
  2. Click on creat a new menu, give a name to menu and click on creat menu button.
  3. Add pages, posts, categories, tags, custom menu from left side by selecting the checkbox and clicking on add to menu button.
  4. Use drag and drop to arrange the menus and drag to right to make dropdown menu
  5. Check the display location primary
  6. Click on Save Menu button.

Custom CSS

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS
  2. Write the required css code
  3. Click Save & publish.

Widgets

Adding a widget

  1. Go to Appearance > Widgets
  2. Click the widget you want to use
  3. Select th location of widget (Sidbar, footer one, Footer Two, Footer Three)
  4. Click Add Widget

Removing a Widget

  1. Go to Appearance > widgets.
  2. Choose the area of your widget to remove (Sidebar, Footer One, Footer Two, Footer Three).
  3. Click on the widget that you want to remove.
  4. Click Delete.

Creating a Post

  1. Go to Posts > Add New

  2. Give a title and start writing your content.
  3. Set category, tags and featured image from the right column.
  4. If you want to make a post appear in banner slider click on edit in visibility under publish section in right column
  5. Check stick this post to the front page.
  6. Click ok. Your post will appear in banner slider.
  7. Click Publish.

Creating a Page

To create a new page

  1. Go to Pages > Add New
  2. Give a title and write content in editor. You can set featured image from right column.
  3. Publish.

Footer Copyright Setting

You can change the default copyright text in the footer. To change it:

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize
  2. Go to Footer Settings
  3. Write your copyright text in the box and click save and publish

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