Real Expert Premium WordPress Theme Documentation v.1.0

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Installation

Installation via FTP Client Software

  1. Unzip the theme package realexpert.zip
  2. Upload unzipped 'realexpert' to the '/wp-content/themes/' directory using your favorite FTP client software
  3. Login to your WordPress admin dashboard, go to Appearance > Themes
  4. Click 'Activate' link below 'realexpert' thumbnail
  5. Enjoy!

 

Installation via WordPress Dashboard

  1. Login to your WordPress admin dashboard
  2. From your Admin page (Dashboard), use the menu to select Themes -> Add New
  3. Then click on 'Install Themes' at the top
  4. Click the 'Upload' button to open the theme uploader
  5. Upload the 'realexpert.zip'
  6. Click 'Activate'
  7. Enjoy!

 

Importing Dummy Content

Dummy content is located in a file called "sample-content-realexpert.xml" which is located in the "realexpert" theme directory. Below are steps how to install dummy data content:
  1. From the WordPress admin area, go to Tools > Import > WordPress
    Import Dummy Content Step 1

    Importing Dummy Content 1

  2. If you do not have the WordPress importer installed you will be prompted to install the importer, activate plugin and run importer Install WordPress Importer

    Installing WordPress Importer

  3. Then in the "Choose a file from your computer", click Choose file and select sample-content-realexpert.xml located in realexpert theme directory. Then Upload file and import Import Dummy Content Step 3

    Importing Dummy Content 3

  4. You can create new user with login name or assign posts to an existing user. Give check at "Download and import file attachments. Then click Submit button
    Import Settings Step 4

    Importing Dummy Content 4

Homepage Settings

Step 1:
  • From WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Pages > Add New
  • Enter the page title. Example: Homepage
  • Leave blank the text editor
  • Go to Page Attributes box then under Template dropdown select Homepage v1, Homepage v2 or Blog
  • Then click Publish
Homepage Settings

Creating Homepage

Step 2:
  • From WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Settings > Reading
  • Under Front page displays setting, select A static page
  • In Front page dropdown, select the page name you just created in step 1 above
  • Click Save Changes
Homepage Settings 2

Setting up Homepage

Theme Overview

Theme Overview

Theme Overview

  1. Header
  2. 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

  3. Main Content
  4. 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

    The Footer Contains:

    • Footer Widgets
    • Copyright
    • Social Network Links

    Footer Widgets

    In our live demo, there are 4 widgets in footer section. They are:

    1. Text Widget
    2. Pages
    3. Another Pages
    4. Real Expert - Blog

    Each widget is stored sequentially in widget areas: Footer 1, Footer 2, Footer 3 and Footer 4.

    To displaying widgets in footer section, follow the steps below:

    • From WordPress Dashboard
    • Go to Appearance > Widgets menu
    • Pick a widget instance under Available Widgets box
    • In Slider section, check Display slider on Homepage version 2 option
    • Drag your selected widget to sidebar area (Footer 1 or Footer 2 or Footer 3 or Footer 4)

    Widget Settings
    Widget Settings 1

    Here are the settings of each footer widget as our live demo.

    Widget Settings 1
    Widget Settings 2

    Copyright

    To change the Copyright text, follow the steps below:

    • From WordPress Dashboard
    • Go to Theme Options menu
    • Open General settings tab
    • Scroll down the screen, go to Footer Text section
    • Give a check in Display a credit footer checkbox
    • Type your copyright text in the displayed textarea
    • Click Save Options
    Widget Settings 1
    Footer Copyright

Page Template

Real Expert includes 5 page template which you can add to your theme:

  • Homepage v1 - A homepage template with United States Map Search base
  • Homepage v2 - A homepage template with fullwith property slider, powered by WooThemes Flexslider
  • Blog Page - A page that shows all your posts with featured images
  • Advanced Search - A page that shows property search result from advanced search form in homepage and widget
  • Contact Page - A page with contact from and Google Map intergration to support your company location

Below is the full screenshoot each page templates

Homepage v1

Homepage v1

Homepage v1

Homepage v2

Homepage v2

Homepage v2

Blog Page

Blog Page

Blog Page

Advanced Search Page

Advanced Search

Contact Page

Contact Page

Contact Page

Miscellaneous

Creating a Contact Page

To creating the contact page, follow the steps below:

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

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