Getting Started

Firs of all make sure you have all the necessary things to install Excel Business.

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 Business 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 open 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 Business from your computer
  6. Click install now

Method 2: Install Using File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

  1. Unzip “excel-business.zip” file on your computer.
  2. Login using FTP clients to access your host web server.
  3. Locate the wp-content folder in your WordPress install files.
  4. Upload the unzipped Excel Business 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 business and click Activate

Installing Plugins

To install a plugin follow the following steps:

  1. Got 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 installed click on Activate
  6. Or to activate the installed plugin go to plugins > installed plugins and click on Activate of the desired plugin to activate it.

Recommended Plugin

  1. Exceltheme Addon by Excel Theme https://wordpress.org/plugins/exceltheme-addon/

Home Page

Home Page Setup

To set up your home page follow the following steps:

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Home Page Settings
  2. Click A static Page under your homepage display
  3. Under Homepage Click Add New Page and write Home and click add.  Similarly, under Posts page click add new page and add Blog. Click Publish to save.

Slider

To activate slider

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Settings > Banner Slider Section
  2. Check Enable Banner slider to enable it.
  3. Click Publish to save it.

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 Pager to enable pager in slider
  5. Check Enable Slider Caption to show content in slider
  6. Choose slider animation from various available options from drop down list
  7. Select post category you want to show in slider from drop down. This will appear after creating post and assigning category to them.
  8. Choose text for read more
  9. Click publish to save it.

Intro Section

Setup intro section header

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Settings > Intro Section
  2. Check Enable Intro Section to enable it.
  3. Add Intro Title and Content in Intro Sub Title for intro section header
  4. Click Publish to save it.

Setup intro widget section

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Settings > Intro Widget Section
  2. Click Add a Widget and Search EXCEL: Icon Widget and click to add. (This will appear only if Excel Addon Plugin is installed and activated. More about installing plugin is discussed here)
  3. Add title and content in the widget box and choose icon from available font awesome icons.
  4. Click Done. You can add more widget to create more columns. Click Publish to save.

Portfolio Section

Adding Portfolio

  1. Go to Portfolio > Add New from your dashboard
  2. Add a title to your portfolio
  3. Add content
  4. Add Categories (Optional)
  5. Add featured image
  6. Add Excerpt (Optional)
  7. Click publish to publish.

Portfolio Section Setup

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Settings > Portfolio Section
  2. Check Enable Portfolio to enable.
  3. Add title and sub title for header
  4. Choose number of portfolio you want to show from drop down
  5. Add Read more text to view full content
  6. Click Publish to save.

Testimonial Section

Adding Testimonials

  1. Go to Testimonials > Add New from your dashboard
  2. Add title
  3. Add description
  4. Set Featured Image
  5. Click Publish

Testimonial Section Setup

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Settings > Testimonial Section
  2. Check Enable Testimonial Section to enable
  3. Add Title and content for testimonial header
  4. Add background image
  5. Click Publish to save.

Team Section

Adding Team members

  1. Go to Teams > Add New from dashboard
  2. Add name of the member in title input
  3. Add description
  4. Add position and social links in Team Detail in right side
  5. Add Photo of the team member in Set featured image
  6. Click Publish.

Team Section Setup

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Settings > Team Section
  2. Check Enable Team Section to enable
  3. Add title and sub title for team section header
  4. Choose team member from the drop down list
  5. Click publish

Blog Section

Blog Section Setup

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Settings > Blog Section
  2. Check Enable Blog Section to enable
  3. Add title and sub title for blog header
  4. Add Read more text label
  5. Add View all Posts label
  6. Click Publish to save

Contact Section

Adding Contact 7 Form Plugin

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for contact form 7 in search bar.
  3. Install Contact Form 7 and after installing click activate. More about installing plugin is discussed here

Creating Contact Form

  1. Go to Contact > Add New
  2. Give title to the form eg. Contact form
  3. Under form tab configure your form
  4. Under Mail tab configure your emails
  5. Under Messages tab configure your Messages
  6. Click Save
  7. After saving a code is generated; copy that code

Contact Form Setup

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Settings > Contact Section
  2. Check Enable Contact Section to enable
  3. Give title and sub title for contact section header
  4. Paste the copied code under Contact From
  5. Click Publish

Header Setting

Site Identity

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Header Settings > Site Identity
  2. Add logo
  3. Add Site title
  4. Add Tagline
  5. Check Display Site Title and Tagline to display.
  6. Add Site Icon.
  7. Click Publish

Misc Settings

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Header Settings > Misc Settings
  2. Add email
  3. Add phone number
  4. add social links
  5. Click Publish to save. This will appear in header.

Menu

Option 1

  1. Go to Appearance > Menu
  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.

Option 2

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Menus
  2. Click on Create New Menu
  3. Add Name of the menu eg Main Menu
  4. Check Primay
  5. Click Next
  6. Click Add Items
  7. Add Pages, posts, categories, custom links from right side
  8. Click Publish to save

Background Styling

Background Color

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > styling Settings > Colors
  2. Select Background color
  3. Publish to save

Background Image

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > styling Settings > Background Image
  2. Upload image
  3. Publish to save

Breadcrumbs

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Breadcrumbs Settings
  2. Check Enable Breadcrumbs to enable
  3. Add Breadcrumb Home Text eg. Home
  4. Add Breadcrumb Separator eg / or > or >> etc
  5. Click Publish to save

Widgets

Adding a widget

  1. Go to Appearance > Widgets
  2. Click the widget you want to use
  3. Select the location of widget (Sidebar, 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. Add a title and start writing your content.
  3. Set category, tags and featured image from the right column.
  4. Click Publish.

Creating a Page

To create a new page

  1. Go to Pages > Add New
  2. Add 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

Custom CSS

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