Tarrandus Corporate Theme Quick Start Up Guide

IntroductionVideo DemoSlidersPortfolioFeatured ServiceBlog Posts

Introduction to Tarrandus

This is the Documentation for the Tarrandus Corporate theme, by the end of this document or tutorial you will learn all the necessary skills to properly work your way around this theme, this theme can easliy be used even for the new average wordpress user, you just install the themes and click a few buttons then go add some content and your done.

This Documentation covers only the proper use of the theme and its functionality, Modifying the core files and codes of the theme is beyond the scope and limitations of this tutorial and will not be discussed here, but you are free to open a support ticket if you need any help with modifying the core theme files.

 

 

Video Demo Is Currently Uploading at being develop at the moment. Sorry for the Inconvenience.

Image Sliders

Image sliders are a way to show a more deeper message to your visitors, it can also bring more elegant look and feel for your website, sliders have been on the web for a long time since the development of some java script frameworks like jquery and mootools. the sliders is now a need for every websites and tarrandus theme supports this kind of feature.

To Start Creating a Slider for tarrandus theme go to you admin page or wp-admin page, then on the left side of the screen look for a custom post called “Slider” see screen shot below.

Click The Add New button, and you will be redirected a new page this will look like a typical blog post page. Insert the Title you want for that slider, this will become the title for your image slider so choose carefully. then below write a content about that slider. now for the image that will represent the slider will discuss in this topic, first of you must understand how to use featured images, featured images represents as your slider images on the homepage if you don’t know how to use featured images then click this link and read on how to upload featured images. and come back here when you are done.

Alright I Assume you are now done reading the how to upload featured images, after uploading featured images click the publish button or the save button, once done you have now successfully created your first slider.  re-do the steps over and over again until you are satisfied with how many sliders you have done so far.

**Take note**

Altought it has a function to resize photo if the image is smaller than 930x345 it will not look as you want it to be, If possible please upload all image sliders in the size of minimum width of 930px and a height of 345px to avoid un-even sizes.

 

Enabling the Slider

by default the slider is not enabled,  you can turn on/off the sliders anytime you want by simple going into the Tarrandus Options simply go to Appearance<Tarrandus Options<Sliders tabs see screen shots below to understand more.

Check or click the slider options called Do you want to Enable Slider on home page? Scroll down and click the Save Options Button. Visit your homepage and you will now see the slider.

Portfolio

Portfolio is a gallery a set of collection of pictures or videos of your projects, art works or products, organize them using this feature instead of using pages or blog posts to represent your portfolio. this section of the documentation will cover up all the necessary information to start up your portfolio.

To start using portfolio first and foremost is to create a page to display your portfolio gallery. to start displaying portfolios we will create a special page which can display gallery using a wordpress feature called “Templates” tarrandus theme has built in templates specially for portfolio’s. Lets begin creating portfolio page templates.

 

Creating Portfolio pages

Go to your admin page or simply wp-admin and on the left side of the screen you can see pages click add new to start creating a page. see screen shot below for a better understanding of the pages.

Now in the Title for our example lets name this new page Portfolio gallery oh and don’t bother writing content in this page this will not get displayed in the gallery. now your wondering how you can create a special template for portfolio, well here it is, to create a special template for portfolio scroll down a bit look in the right side of the editor you will eventually see a widget that has a label or is called page attributes. see screen shots below.

Now in the set of templates please choose portfolio gallery template this will create a page that displays four column of portfolio items. click save or publish you now have a four column portfolio gallery. visit your homepage and you will see a new navigation item that says portfolio gallery click it and you will then be linked to the gallery page, you will notice that it is empty at the moment. well we heaven’t add a portfolio item yet did we?

Creating Portfolio Items

Now we will create portfolio items, on the left side of the screen you will see a custom post page called portfolio click add new and you are now ready to create a new portfolio. see screen shot below.

Enter the title of the portfolio item, this will represent your portfolio item. Then In the content write down the info for the portfolio item. now for the image of the portfolio i assume after reading the slider section you now know how to use featured image, if not please click here to know more about featured images and how to use it the right way. back to our topic upload a featured image and set it as featured image then click save or publish you are now done.

Repeat the steps on creating portfolio items create as many as you can, but in our example lets create only at least 6 items. when all is done visit your home page and navigate through the menu’s and go to the portfolio page we created earlier, you will now see the portfolio items.

Enabling Portfolio in Homepage

Visit Options panel in Tarrandus portfolio theme. go to Appearance<Tarrandus Options<Portfolio Settings tabs see screen shots below to understand more.

Select the portfolio settings tab, under this tab you will see a two checkbox options select and check the enable homepage portfolio this will then enable and show the your recent portfolio in the homepage.

 

Featured Services

Featured Boxes are a great way to let people or your visitors know more about what your website offers, it can be a product, services, etc.. this feature is useful if you want detailed information shown on your website. see screenshot below to know what the featured service looks like.

The highlighted area is the featured service, you may edit the contents here and enable this on the homepage to become visible for everyone to see, to enable this feature simply go to going into the Tarrandus Options simply go to Appearance<Tarrandus Options<Featured Services tabs see screen shots below to understand more.

First check the checkbox you see on the featured service to enable it on the homepage. editing the content of the featured service is as easy as filling up forms.

  • Featured Service Title = is the title that will represent feature box 1.
  • Choose Icon = Is the icon that will represent a small image beside the title and description of the featured box. you have options to choose from 1 to 45 types of icons.
  • Featured Service Description = is the description to describe your feature box.

Fill up all the necessary fields when you are done click the save options button to make the changes, after that visit your homepage and see the featured boxes are now being displayed.

Blog Posts

Blog Posts Serve as a news page displaying the latest news or post about your website, by default the homepage does not display the latest posts of the website. but you can create a navigation page to display recent and latest news or posts.

After reading the portfolio I assume you alread know about the template page, to start displaying latest blog posts we need to create a special page which can display recent blog posts using a wordpress feature called “Templates”  Tarrandus theme has built in templates specially for displaying blog posts. Lets begin creating blog page templates.

 

Creating blog pages

Go to your admin page or simply wp-admin and on the left side of the screen you can see pages click add new to start creating a page. see screen shot below for a better understanding of the pages.

In the title Enter the title for the news blog, it can be anything say for example, Latest Blog, or Latest News Post, Or simply Latest News. don’t bother writing content for that page it will not be displayed on the page we are creating.

To create a special template for Blog posts scroll down a bit look in the right side of the editor you will eventually see a widget that has a label or is called page attributes. see screen shots below.

In the set of templates Choose Blog template then click save to save the page, visit the page and you will see that the blog posts are now being displayed. this page can also be paired with a widget.

 

Creating blog posts with image preview

If you read about portfolio’s in the previous lesson then i assume you already know about featured image? if not please read this article first before proceeding with this tutorial, click here to read about Featured Images.

So basically you create a post enter title, write the content and upload a featured image set it as featured then save and you’r all done.

 

Enable Blog in Home page

To Enable blog posts on your homepage you can enable this options by going in to the Appearance<Tarrandus Options<General Settings tabs scroll down and look for the option labeled as “Do you want to enable Homepage Blog” check the box and save the options, visit your homepage and you can now see the recent published blog posts. See Screen shot.

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