Introduction

Real Expert Premium WordPress Theme Documentation v.1.4.1

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Install Theme

In start you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For information in regard to installing the WordPress CMS, please see the WordPress Codex Installing WordPress

Once you have a working of version of WordPress, you need to download All Files and Documentation from themeforest and extract the downloaded zip to get various files including realexpert-1.4.1.zip.

Step 1: Install Theme Via WordPress Dashboard

  1. Go to 'Appearance > Themes' section
  2. Click 'Add New' and select the 'Upload Theme' option





  3. Choose the realexpert-1.4.1.zip file and press 'Install Now'



  4. Once the theme is uploaded you need to activate it.



  5. Activating theme will take you to the theme options, Save the Theme Options Once So that theme options default values gets stored in the database.

if you face any problem during upload through dashboard, please upload the theme using FTP as guided below.

Step 2 (Alternative): Install Theme Via FTP

  1. Access your hosting server using an ftp client like FileZilla
  2. Go to the 'wp-content/themes' folder of your WordPress installation
  3. Extract the realexpert-1.4.1.zip file and put the realexpert folder in 'wp-content/themes/' folder
  4. Go to 'WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Themes' section to activate the theme
  5. Activating theme will take you to the theme options, Save the Theme Options Once So that theme options default values gets stored in the database.

Next Step is to Import Demo Contents

Import XML for Demo Contents

Look for Import XML folder in unzipped package downloaded from themeforest and use the XML within it.
Go to the WordPress Admin > Tools > Import and click WordPress as displayed in image below.



At 1st time you need to install WordPress importer plugin



Once installed you need to activate the plugin and run the importer.



Select the XML file from Import XML folder in unzipped package that you have downloaded from themeforest.



After importing XML file.

  1. Assign posts to an existing author.
  2. Mark the checkbox to download and import file attachments
  3. Click 'Submit' button



After that is done, you will have bunch of posts, pages, properties and other contents as on the theme demo.




Next Step is to Configure Menu

Configure Menus

Navigate to Appearance > Menus and use the Already Imported Menu from XML and assign it to theme location "Main Menu" from Menu Settings section below menu. After that save the menu. As pointed in screenshot below.




Next Step is to Configure Reading Settings

Theme Overview

Theme Overview

1. Header

The header contains:

  • Site's Logo and Site Title
  • Contact Email and Contact Phone
  • Primary Menu
  • Social Network link

Site's Logo and Site Title

The site's logo image is replacement of site title. You can use site's title as logo or a plain text. By default, the site title is display as plain text. but if you want to use site logo as your site title, you have to provide site logo image. We recommended the image size is 180px width and 45px height. To upload your site logo to the theme, follow the steps below:

  • From WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Theme Options menu
  • Open General Settings tab
  • In Site Logo section, click upload button then the upload images dialog will show up
  • Click Upload Files menu then click Select Files button
  • Select your image file then click open. The upload file proccess will start and wait until finish
  • Make sure your selected image has been checked in the box then click Select button on bottom right
  • click Save Options button

Uploading Site Logo Image
Upload Site Logo

Contact Email and Contact Phone

To setting up Contact Email and Contact Phone, Follow the steps below:

  • From WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Theme Options menu
  • Open Contact Info tab
  • In Contact Email section, enter your email address. This email address will also used for Contact Form in Contact Page too. So the Contact Form Submission will be send to this email address
  • In Telephone section, enter your company telephone's number
  • Click Save Options Button

Setting Contact Email and Phone
Setting Contact Email and Contact Phone

Primary Menu

To setting the primary menu, follow the steps below:

  • From WordPress Dashboard,
  • Go to Appearance > Menus
  • Under Edit Menus tab, click create a menu link
  • Enter the menu name (i.e. Primary), click Create Menu
  • Select the menu items (Pages, Links, or Categories) you want to display
  • Select Header Menu as the theme location
  • Click Save Options

Creating Primary Menu
Creating Primary Menu

Social Network Link

The Social Network Link will display on right side of primary menu. To setting up the Social Network link, follow the steps below:

  • From WordPress Dashboard,
  • Go to Theme Options menu
  • Open Contact Info tab
  • In Social Network section, Enter your Social Network Link
  • Click Save Options Button

Setting Social Network Link
Social Network Setting

Configure Reading Settings

I am assuming that you have imported the XML successfully and you have home page and news page available for use. If this is not the case then simply create a new page using Home Template and RealExpert have two home page template, Homepage v1 (Country Map Based Search) and Homepage v2 (slider with property search)

To configure reading settings you need to visit WordPress Admin > Settings > Reading and choose that front page displays as static page. Then select Homepage v1 as Front Page. As, displayed in screen shot below.



And if you want Homepage v2 setup as Front Page. As, displayed in screen shot below.




Next Step is to Configure Permalink Settings

2. Main Content

The Main Content contains:

  • Property Slider
  • Featured Properties
  • Recent Properties Carousel
  • Partners Carousel

Property Slider

This Property Slider only show on Homepage v2 Template. So if you want to display this Property Slider, you need to set Homepage v2 Template as Homepage first. To show the slider on the homepage, follow the steps below:

  • From WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Theme Options menu
  • Open Homepage tab
  • In Slider section, check Display slider on Homepage version 2 option
  • click Save Options button

Slider Settings 1
Slider Settings 1


To make Property as Slider Content, follow the steps below:

  • From WordPress Dashboard,
  • Go to Properties > Add New menu
  • Enter your Property title and fill the content
  • In Property Details section, select Yes on "Add on Homepage Slider" radio button
  • click Publish button

Slider Settings 2
Slider Settings 2

Featured Properties

To make property as featured, follow the steps below:

  • From WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Properties > Add New menu
  • Enter your Property title and fill the content
  • In Property Details section, Check on "Mark this Property as Featured" checkbox
  • click Publish button

Featured Property Settings
Featured Property Settings

Recent Property Carousel

The Recent Property Carousel is all list of publihsed properties sort by publish date with sliding effects. There is no special settings to this section. You just need to publish new property and your property will display in this section.

Partners Carousel

To create new partner, follow the steps below:

  • From WordPress Dashboard,
  • Go to Partners > Add New menu
  • Enter your Partners title
  • Provide your partners website URL
  • Upload your partners logo in Featured Image box
  • click Publish button

Partners Settings
Creating New Partners

Create Homepage v1

Note: If you have imported the demo contents XML then this page is already created.



Creating a Homepage v1 Page

To creating the contact page, follow the steps below:

  1. From WordPress Dashboard
  2. Go to Pages > Add New menu
  3. Enter the page title, (i.e. Homepage v1)
  4. Leave blank the text editor
  5. Under the Page Attributes box, select homepage v1 in Template dropdown
  6. Click Publish button



Create Blog

Note: If you have imported the demo contents XML then this page is already created.



Creating a Blog Page

To creating the blog page, follow the steps below:

  1. From WordPress Dashboard
  2. Go to Pages > Add New menu
  3. Enter the page title, (i.e. Blog)
  4. Leave blank the text editor
  5. Under the Page Attributes box, select blog in Template dropdown
  6. Click Publish button



Create Property Search

Note: If you have imported the demo contents XML then this page is already created.



Creating a Property Search Page

To creating Property Search page, follow the steps below:

  1. From WordPress Dashboard
  2. Go to Pages > Add New menu
  3. Enter the page title, (i.e. Property Search)
  4. Leave blank the text editor
  5. Under the Page Attributes box, select advanced search in Template dropdown
  6. Click Publish button



Create Contact Page

Note: If you have imported the demo contents XML then this page is already created.



Creating the contact Page

To creating the contact page, follow the steps below:

  1. From WordPress Dashboard
  2. Go to Pages > Add New menu
  3. Enter the page title, (i.e.Contact)
  4. Leave blank the text editor
  5. Under the Page Attributes box, select contact page in Template dropdown
  6. Click Publish button



Real Expert Agent Widget

  1. Go to Appearance > Widgets and look for Realexpert - Agent widget.



  2. Use that widget in a sidebar. Provide its title (Agent Info).



  3. Now check out the front end of your site and you will have the RealExpert Agent widget working for your site.



Real Expert - Latest Tweet

  1. Go to Appearance > Widgets and look for Latest Tweet widget.



  2. Use that widget in a sidebar and provide its title (Twitter Feed).



  3. Now check out the front end of your site and you will have the Latest Tweet widget working.



Real Expert - Tabs

  1. Go to Appearance > Widgets and look for Real Expert - Tabs widget.



  2. Use that widget in a sidebar and provide its title.



  3. Now check out the front end of your site and you will have the Real Expert - Tabs widget working for your site.



Translate Real Expert themes to another language

1. Download and open Poedit

There are several translations editors out there, some of which we’ll consider toward the end of this article.
Poedit has been around for several years and is a favorite among developers and translators in the WordPress community.
It’s also free to use, which eliminates a major barrier to entry for first-time translators.
Go ahead and download Poedit now. When the download completes, unzip the file and open the application. You will see this screen:




2. Open your theme’s .po file in Poedit

Click the “Create new translation” option in Poedit and browse your hard drive for a local copy of the .po file for your theme.
You should be able to find it in the folder titled “languages” within the theme folder.



3. Select a language

Poedit saves your translation according to the language and an associated country (for localization). Just begin typing the language and Poedit will fill it in for you. After you’ve entered the language, open a set of parentheses and enter the name of the country.



The resulting .po file will be titled according to abbreviations for the language and associated country. In our case, we’re using Peruvian Spanish, so our file will be es_PE.po. A Uruguayan Spanish translation would be es_UY.po, and a Vietnamese translation would end up being vi_VN.po. Makes sense, right?
Poedit creates these extensions automatically, but here’s a lengthy list of country and language codes if you’re interested.

4. Perform the translations

Here’s where your language skills come in! Go through every line of human-readable text in your theme and translate it to the target language. Remember, the .pot file has already compiled everything you need to translate. That’s how those lines of text got there.



Just highlight each line, one by one, and enter the translation in the box in the bottom left corner of the Poedit interface.

5. Save translations in .po and .mo form

When you save your new .po file from Poedit, the application automatically generates an additional .mo file and saves it in the same directory on your hard drive.



After saving the files to your hard drive, use an FTP client to upload both files to the “languages” folder in your theme’s directory. Now you just have to tell WordPress to use the translation you created!

6. Edit your wp-config.php file

Note: If you’re using WordPress 4.0 or higher (highly recommended at this point!) and you chose the target language during the WordPress setup process, you will not have to perform this step.

From your FTP client, locate the the wp-config.php file in the directory for your WordPress installation. Open the file in a text editor and find this line:

define ('WPLANG');

You will need to change this line to include the translation you just uploaded to WordPress. In our case, the .po and .mo files we uploaded bear the title id_ID, so we would modify the line as such:

define ('WPLANG', 'id_ID');

You’re done! Your theme should now output text in Bahasa Indonesian… or whatever your target language was.



Displaying Contact Information

To display contact information, follow the steps below:

  • From WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Theme Options menu
  • Open Contact Info tab
  • Fill your contact information like "Company Name, Address and etc"
  • To get your location coordinate for google map, click here
  • Click Save Options button
Setting Contact Page
Contact Page Settings

Theme Options

Theme Options

Theme Options

Here are the list of whole settings you will find in Theme Options Menu
  • General Settings
    • Favicon
    • Site Logo
    • Google Analytics Tracking Code
    • Comment Settings
    • SEO Settings
    • Footer Text
  • Homepage
    • Slider
    • Search Page URL
    • Slogan Title
    • Slogan Text
    • Number of Featured Properties to Display on Homepage
    • Partners
  • Styling
    • System Fonts and Google Fonts Mixed
    • Custom Fonts
    • Header
    • Navigation Menu
    • Dropdown Menu
    • Right Sidebar
    • Footer
    • Property Status Background Color
  • Layout Settings
    • Sidebar width
    • Footer widget column width
  • Price Format
    • Currency Sign
    • Number of Decimals Points
    • Decimal Point Separator
    • Thousands Separator
  • Contact Info
    • Company Name
    • Company Address
    • Google Map
    • Contact Email
    • Telephone
    • Company Info
    • Contact Form
    • Social Network