Alisena

Kindergarten & Preschool WordPress Theme


Introduction

  • Item Name : Alisena - Kindergarten & Preschool WordPress Theme
  • Item Version : v 1.0.0
  • Author : Buzline
  • Support email : buzline.org@gmail.com

Welcome to documentation. First of all thanks for purchasing our theme. We hope you will be satisfied with our work, and this theme will be useful in your projects.

This documentation is to help you regarding each step of customization. Please go through the documentation carefully to understand how this template is made and how to edit this properly.

Note: For better performance disable the default colors and fonts in Elementor > Tools.

WordPress General


First of all, to install our theme and run it you need the content management system which is called WordPress.

  1. Installing WordPress - WordPress is well-known for its ease of installation. Under most circumstances, installing WordPress is a very simple process and takes less than five minutes to complete. Many web hosts now offer tools (e.g. Fantastico) to automatically install WordPress for you. However, if you wish to install WordPress yourself, the following guide will help.
  2. First Steps With WordPress - Let’s take a step-by-step tour through your WordPress site and see how the different functions work and how to make your new site your own. During the first part of this tutorial, please don’t change anything within the program unless it is part of the tutorial. After following these steps, you’ll soon be changing everything.
  3. New To WordPress - Where to Start - If you are new to WordPress, here is a step-by-step plan for getting started. If you need help along the way, plenty of options for assistance are listed in this article. Welcome to the exciting world of WordPress!

Server Requirements


If you are installing your theme from the WordPress theme installer, but get a message that says Are you sure you want to do this?, most likely your web server is configured with low PHP settings that only allow a certain size ZIP file to be uploaded via WP admin.

Most hosting companies configure their servers to only have the maximum file upload size limit at 8-10 MB, some are less. Our theme ZIP is currently about 15 MB in size which is due to the included plugins and all the demo content. So if you get this error, your web server is rejecting the upload due to the overall size of the zip file. WordPress is, unfortunately, giving you a rather ambiguous message in response. This is not a theme issue or bug.

PHP Recommendations

Memory Size: memory_limit = 256M
Script execution time: max_execution_time = 400
Number of input variables: max_input_vars = 4000

If you don’t have access to the php.ini file, you can add the following values in your .htaccess file:

php_value max_execution_time 400
php_value memory_limit 256M
php_value upload_max_filesize 10M

Be careful using these settings, some hosting companies don’t allow users to change php settings, if you experience any problem after making these changes, please revert these in your .htaccess file, using your FTP client.

Also, there is another way to prevent this error, you can upload your theme via FTP.

Theme General

Front End Builder & Options: Very powerful features of our theme are front-end page builder, theme options are built on the Redux Frameword and the elements are built with the most powerful front-end page builder Elementor.

Redux Framework: Lots of options will make it a breeze for you to modify the structure and the visuals of your theme, including color scheme, header, footers, blog layout, and much more.

Elementor: Elementor is the ultimate WordPress page builder, the key difference is that you can reach a high level of design while designing live and on the front end of your site. Elementor is a page builder plugin that replaces the basic WordPress editor with a live frontend editor, so you can create complex layouts visually, and design your website live, without having to switch between the editor and the preview mode. The page builder enables you to reach a top-notch quality of design without needing to use code or CSS and doesn't require code knowledge.

Support: To have someone cover your back 24/7 is really something when it comes to the questions that are related to the product. The satisfaction of the client is what motivates us to work more and more. Start by writing us an email at buzline.org@gmail.com

Installing Theme & Plugins

Theme

  1. Installing theme is quite easy, all you have to do is download the installable WordPress file only from your downloads tab at ThemeForest, the downloads tab on ThemeForest can be found when you mouseover your user.
  2. There are two ways to install the theme into your WordPress, one from WordPress dashboard and the other one manually from FTP
    • WordPress Dashboard: Go to Appearance > Themes and press Add New, upload the installable zip file that you've downloaded from ThemeForest.
    • FTP: Go to the WordPress > wp-content > themes. In the FTP the file should be folder, not zip file, so extract it and you're good to go.

Plugins

After activating the theme, notices will appear on the top of WordPress, if there are no notices, please go to Appearance > Install Plugins. We have divided the plugins into two sections required and recommended.

Required:
  • Advanced Custom Fields: Theme uses the Advanced Custom Fields plugin to create custom field data.
  • Elementor: The most powerful front-end page builder, all the elements are created inside it.
  • Buzline's Themes Plugin: A core plugin which adds options and custom functionalities to the theme.
  • FooGallery: Adds advanced responsive galery option.
  • Redux Framework: Adds theme options panel.
Recommended:
  • Custom Icons for Elementor: Adds ability to add custom icons to default list of icons
  • FooBox Image Lightbox: Adds an ability to show galery images in the Lightbox popup
  • Smart Slider 3: This is an innovative, responsive WordPress Slider Plugin that displays your content the beautiful way.
  • One Click Demo Import: It's a must if you want to import the demo content and start working without to create everything from scratch.

One Click Demo Import

Make sure to install the recommended plugin One Click Demo Import.

When you import the data, the following things might happen:

  • No existing posts, pages, categories, images, custom post types or any other data will be deleted or modified.
  • Posts, pages, images, widgets, menus, and other theme settings will get imported.
  • Please click on the Import button only once and wait, it can take a couple of minutes.

Theme Options

Make sure to install the recommended plugin Redux Framework.

Theme options panel can be reached from the main menu in the wordpress admin. There are all required theme specific settings grouped in tabs. Detailed description goes bellow.

General


This tab consist of all the general settings specific to a theme:

  • Google Maps API key - To enable google maps widgets you need to obtain a key from Google API visit this page

Contact info


This tab presents a list of contact which are ussed in plugins, header and footer.

  • Working hours - Text string examle "Mon - Fri 6 am - 11 pm"
  • Address line 1 and 2 - Text string. This address will be ussed to form a link on google maps in a format https://www.google.com/maps/place/<Address line 1>+<Address line 2>
  • Email - Text string examle "email@gmail.com"
  • Phone - Text string examle "+12345678912"
  • Social links - if you leave an empty field that social link won't be shown"

Header and Footer


On this tab you can select header and footer layout. Set site logo and edit copywrite text

  • Header type - you can select header layouts
  • Sticky Header - if it's checked header will always be visiable.
  • Welcome text - Text string which goes in the first line of header
  • Main logo - Logo which is ussed in header
  • Animate logo colors on hover? - if it's checked logo colors will be animated on mouse hover
  • White logo - White logo is used in footer.If it's not set then main logo will be translated to white using CSS.
  • Footer type - you can select footer layouts
  • Footer copyright text - Text string which goes in the last line of footer
  • Show back to top button? - if checked back to top button will appear in the right bottom corner.

Subscribe form


This tab contains only one option email. This email will be used as a default for all form submissions. If it's empty then the admin email will be used instead.

Blog


This tab contains two sub tabs for list page and single page with the same options list:

  • Show Top of page section - Show top section with post/page/category title and breadcrumbs
  • Show Breadcrumbs - Show path to current category (post, page)
  • Header type - Color for the top section.
  • Show blog sidebar area - settings to turn on off the sidebar.
  • Sidebar position - select sidebar position left or right.

Teachers


This tab contains two sub tabs for list page and single page with the same options list:

  • Show Top of page section - Show top section with post/page/category title and breadcrumbs
  • Show Breadcrumbs - Show path to current category (post, page)
  • Header type - Color for the top section.
  • Show blog sidebar area - settings to turn on off the sidebar.
  • Sidebar position - select sidebar position left or right.

Classes


This tab contains two sub tabs for list page and single page with the same options list:

  • Show Top of page section - Show top section with post/page/category title and breadcrumbs
  • Show Breadcrumbs - Show path to current category (post, page)
  • Header type - Color for the top section.
  • Show blog sidebar area - settings to turn on off the sidebar.
  • Sidebar position - select sidebar position left or right.

Events


This tab contains two sub tabs for list page and single page with the same options list:

  • Show Top of page section - Show top section with post/page/category title and breadcrumbs
  • Show Breadcrumbs - Show path to current category (post, page)
  • Header type - Color for the top section.
  • Show blog sidebar area - settings to turn on off the sidebar.
  • Sidebar position - select sidebar position left or right.

Single Page


This tab list layout option for a static non Elementor based page

  • Show Top of page section - Show top section with post/page/category title and breadcrumbs
  • Show Breadcrumbs - Show path to current category (post, page)
  • Header type - Color for the top section.
  • Show blog sidebar area - settings to turn on off the sidebar.
  • Sidebar position - select sidebar position left or right.

Custom Post Types

Make sure to install the required plugin Advance Custom Fields.

This theme uses 4 custom post types:

  • Testimonials - doesn't have it's own URL and individual testimonials don't have pages. Testimonials used only as a widget in this template.
  • Teachers - list url is /employee/
  • Classes - list url is /class/
  • Events -list url is /event/

We used Advance Custom Fields to give user ability to fill in structured date for each individula custom post type.

Page layouts are prebuild and they can't be changed without programming skills.

Elementor

Elementor is the main pagebuilder in this theme. It has intuitive interface and very easy to use. Detailed elementor documentation is here. This theme doesn't require pro version of Elementor.

Before building your first page please double check default Elementor settings on Elementor > Settings under General tab

Disable Default Colors and Disable Default Fonts must be checked.


This template goes with pre-packed templates ussed in the demo content which means even if you didn't import the demo data you still can reuse our layouts they are presented under the My Templates tab. More details on how to use templates are here

Elementor Custom Icons

Elementor by default uses Fontawesome icons. In case you want to use your custom icons in the default elementor widgets, make sure you've installed Custom Icons for Elementor plugin.

To add your iconst to the template go to Elementor > Custom Icons and follow this steps:

  1. Create a new Icon Font - Visit Fontello and select the icons you would like to use. You can even upload custom SVG icons of your own on Fontello, whether they be custom made or from a source like Flaticon!
  2. Upload your ZIP file here - After selecting your icons on Fontello, give your font a unique name and hit download. Then, upload the Fontello ZIP file here.
  3. Use Your Icons - You will now see your custom icons in all Elementor elements that have icon selectors in them.

Navigation Menus

The menus can be created on the Appearance > Menus. You can add your posts/pages or categories to the menu then assign the menu on Main Menu location, which stands for the primary menu on the theme.

Front Page

The front page usually on demo import assigns itself, but that can be changed easily to any page you want at Settings > Reading > Front Page.

Blog Page

You can create a blog page which will play the role of the collector of all posts inside your WordPress, to assign that page you first need to create a blank page and then at Settings > Reading > Blog Page assign that page

Child Theme

A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality and styling of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes are the recommended way of modifying an existing theme. To use the child theme of our theme, you have to download the whole package from ThemeForest and then extract it, while extracting it you'll find a zip file called theme name-child.zip, upload that one after you upload the main theme and it will be ready for use.

Changelog

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                            Version 1.0.0 - Apr 19th, 2019
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                            - Initial Release