First of all, thank your for purchasing Ebigale. We’re pleased that you choose our theme, and hope that this will boost up your business.
This documentation provides instructions for installation, usage and customization. To fully understand Ebigale theme’s capabilities, we recommend to fully read this documentation, because we have covered everything in as much detail as possible.
We hope you’ll enjoy using Ebigale, as much as we enjoyed developing it!
To use this theme, you need the latest version of WordPress. If you are running older version of WordPress, we recommend you to update it to latest version to avoid any issues. If you don’t have already WordPress, you can download it from official WordPress website.
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A WordPress theme is easy to install. This installation includes two steps – Uploading the theme and activating theme. You can either upload the theme ZIP file using WordPress dashboard (Recommended) or you can upload the unzipped theme folder using FTP. Once the theme is uploaded, you can activate it from your WordPress installation dashboard.
Download your purchased theme ZIP file and extract it. In the extracted folder, you will find one ZIP file called Ebigale-Installer.zip. This is the file that you will need to upload using any of the following 2 methods:
When you activate Ebigale for the first time, it will look very simple. This is expected, because Ebigale needs you to apply some settings before it will look like the demo.
Optionally, you may install our Demo Data, which will populate your site with the pages and posts you see on our live demo. This can help you a lot in setting up your new site. Once your have finished inport your content, you may delete demo data.
Note: Before starting to import our demo content, it is recommended to create a backup of your site. Also, make sure that you have all required plugins installed and activated.
2. The second step will help you install your child theme. More about Child Theme
3. The third step will install all required plugins.
4. The fourth step will help you import the content that you’ve seen on our live demos.
5. All done, simpler as that!
In zip that you downloaded from ThemeForest, you will find a folder which contains a file demo-content.xml. You can install this XML file by going to Tools → Import → WordPress and click Install Now.
After installing you need to click Choose File button and upload the xml file. When the demo data has been imported, you will have several new posts and pages.
In this section you can manage First Post Big, Floating Sidebar, Back to Top Button, Scroll Reveal, First Letter Overlay and select your favorite Page Loader, Button Style and Featured Categories. See also How to choose featured categories.
Here you can personalize your blog header. You can change Header Type and make your Header Sticky. Also, you can hide elements like Search Icon and Social Networks.
Slider is one of the main features from Ebigale, but if you don’t want to use it, you can disable it from Slider Section. Also, you can choose between 4 layouts: Contain, Full, Carousel and Centered. More information you can read in the Slider section.
In this section, you can personalize your Home Page Layout and Archive Layout.
You can also enable or disable sidebar and choose his position.
As well, you can select your favorite Posts Navigation and manage 3 Columns, Date Meta, Author Meta, Reading Time Meta, Comments Meta, Read More Button.
Here, you can enable which social networks you are using, completing just your username.
Ebigale is very flexible, this is why you can enable disable almost everything. You can show only what you and your audience want. In Article Section, you can enable or disable next things: Category, Date, Author, Reading Time, Comments, Dropcap, Progress Bar, Featured Image, Tags, Author Box, Related Posts, Posts Navigation, Sidebar, Post Likes, Post Views and Share Buttons. Also, you can choose what Sharing Services you want to use.
Also, in this section you can enable Parallax on Featured Image and choose which Article Layout do you prefer.
In Footer Section you can change copyright text.
Ebigale is a WordPress theme, created special for your needs. This is why, in Colors section, you can change which color do you like.
In Fonts Section, you can change font families for: Body, Headings and Navbar. Our theme is using Google Fonts, so you can chose from over 600 fonts.
In this section, you can choose between 8 Style Presets designed specifically to suit your preferences.
Here's a little preview
Ebigale comes with 5 widget areas and 8 custom widgets. This widgets will add some features and functionalities to theme without using any plugins. All the widgets have short descriptions to make you understand the usage of widget. You can mix widgets to match your style.
This widget will show general information About You. You can add your photo, name, a small description and the signature. Also, your profile image can be displayed in 2 ways: round or square using the checkbox provided.
Latest Posts Widget is a light widget that displays the most recent posts from your site with title, featured image and date. You can display posts from all categories or a certain, also you can control the number of posts to show.This can be handy for readers who want to be up to date with all your posts.
This widget takes a simple, extendable approach for displaying your social media icons on your site sidebar. You can select the icons you want to display, then add links to your social media in Appereance -> Customize -> Theme Options -> Header.
The widget organizes your posts by category in your blog’s sidebar. It is very easy to control the number of categories you want to display, just fill in the field intended for this.
The Tag Cloud Widget shows a list of all the tags you’ve assigned to your posts. This widget is helpful because it gives your readers an at-a-glance view of your favorite subjects, and lets them know what topics you write about most frequently.
Note: Only tags that are attached to posts will be displayed in the widget.
If you are planning to display twitter timeline on your blog’s sidebar easily, then our widget can be your ideal choice. What you need to do is fill in the Twitter username reserved field.
This widget gives you the freedom to add a quote to your sitebar without having to connect to an external source for quotes.
The Users Widget displays users list. You can choose to display users by their role, you can also specify the number of users you want to show.
<h6 class="c-mailchimp__desc">Get Interesting News</h6> <p class="c-mailchimp_short"> Receive the latest news via email. </p> <p class="c-mailchimp__email"> <i class="far fa-envelope"></i> <input type="email" name="EMAIL" placeholder="E-mail" required /> </p> <p class="c-mailchimp__submit"> <input type="submit" class="c-button" value="Subscribe" /> </p>
5. The last step is to add the widget into sidebar. In Appearance -> Widgets drag and drop the MailChimp Sign-Up like in the following screenshot.
To add an article in slider, you have to choose the desired post and check the box "Add article in slider".
You also need to set a Featured Image that will appear in the slider and last but not least, make sure the slider is enabled ("Enabling Slider").
You need to go in Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Options -> Slider.
Make sure you have set which articles you want to include in the slider ("How to add an article in slider").
Also,in this section you will find the slider types you can activate.
1. Navigate to: Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Options -> General.
2. To set an featured image of the selected categories, you must go to: Posts -> Categories. Click on the desired category to edit it.