Ebigale

WordPress Blog Theme


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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!

Theme Requirements

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:

Method 1: Using WordPress Dashboard

This is the recommended way to install WordPress Themes. You need to follow next steps:
1. Login to your WordPress admin panel.
2. Navigate to Appearance -> Themes.
3. Click on Add New button at the top.
4. Click on Upload Theme button.
5. Click on Browse and select the Ebigale-Installer.zip file from within the extracted folder.
6. Click on Install Now button.
7. Wait for the upload process to finish and then click on Activate.

Method 2: Via FTP

If you would like to install the theme using FTP, you need to follow next steps:
1. Extract the Ebigale-Installer.zip file into a folder.
2. Sign in to your web server using FTP client.
3. Now upload the extracted folder to /wp-content/themes/ directory.
4. Once the upload process is complete, navigate to Appearance -> Themes.
5. Now look for Ebigale and click on Activate.

The theme requires and recommends few plugins to install.
Required plugins are:
Recommended plugin is:
Here are the steps to follow to install these plugins:
1. Immediately after activating the theme, you will be given a notification to install the plugins. Click on Begin installing plugins to start the installation process.
2.  Select all the plugins you wish to install. Now from the Bulk Actions dropdown menu, choose Install and click on Apply button.
3. All your selected plugins will be installed. Now again select the plugins and from Bulk Actions dropdown menu, choose Activate.

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.

Onboarding Import

After installing and activating the theme a pop-up will appear to help you populate your site with the pages and posts you see on our live demo.
1.The first step is introduction.

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!

Manual Import

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.

Ebigale fully supports WordPress Customizer. You can access Theme Options in Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Options.
We highly recommend to use these options, because Ebigale most powerful features depends on Theme Options.

General

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.

Header

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

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.

Homepage & Archive

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.

Social Networks

Here, you can enable which social networks you are using, completing just your username.

About Me

Article

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.

Footer

In Footer Section you can change copyright text.

Colors

Ebigale is a WordPress theme, created special for your needs. This is why, in Colors section, you can change which color do you like.

Fonts

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.

Style Presets

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.

About Me Widget

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

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.

Social Widget

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.

Categories Widget

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.

Tags Widget

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.

Twitter 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.

Quote Widget

This widget gives you the freedom to add a quote to your sitebar without having to connect to an external source for quotes.

Users Widget

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.

To add a MailChimp subscription in sidebar you must follow the next steps:
1. Install and activate MailChimp For WordPress plugin.
2. Now it will appear in wordpress menu section like in below screenshot.
3. To activate MailChip, you need to connect it from your MailChip account with API Key. Just follow steps in MailChip area to get your API Key.
4. Go to MailChimp For Wp -> Form and add the Newslatter Form Code.
<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.

1. Adding an article in slider

To add an article in slider, you have to choose the desired post and check the box "Add article in slider".

Important!

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").

2. Enabling Slider

You need to go in Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Options -> Slider.

Important!

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.

If you want do enable or disable Floating Sidebar you need to go in Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Options -> General.
You can give charm to your site by adding widgets to Sidebar. For this, you need to navigate to Appearance -> Widgets and drag the desired widget in the intended area like in below screenshot.

This is how it will look like.

The GDPR Framework allows you to make your website GDPR-compliant. This plugin offers a friendly installation wizard to get you started quickly. The base features of the GDPR Framework include: manual and automatic data download, export, anonymization and deletion, tracking and withdrawing consent, a privacy policy generator, etc.
Using the GDPR Framework does not guarantee compliance to General Data Protection Regulation. This plug-in gives you general information and tools, but is not meant to serve as complete compliance package. Compliance to GDPR is risk-based ongoing process that involves your whole business. Codelight is not eligible for any claim or action based on any information or functionality provided by this plugin.
If you’re using a caching plug-in, please make sure you exclude the Privacy Tools page from your cache. Otherwise, it won’t work!
Check the links below for more information about this plugin:
  1. Official WordPress page
  2. Official documentation
Important!
According to Data Protection Regulation, you need to make your forms compliant. All prebuilt forms, that come with this theme, already have the corresponding "I agree..." checkboxes. For newly created forms navigate to Tools -> GDPR Framework and register custom consent types for your forms. Check this link for more information.

2.1.3 - November 6, 2018

  • New Creative Demo
  • Added 2 New Widgets: Quote and Users

2.1.2 - October 18, 2018

  • New Art Demo
  • Fixed Include in slider option
  • Improved Gutenberg Editor

2.1.1 - September 28, 2018

  • Added Option to control excerpt length
  • Added Option to control article title size
  • Improved Demos

2.1.0 - September 24, 2018

  • Added Style Presets
  • Added Button Styles
  • New Technology Demo

2.0.1 - September 14, 2018

  • Fixed Slider options
  • Fixed Box shadow on read more button

2.0 - September 13, 2018

  • New Guttenberg Ready
  • New GDPR Ready
  • New Demo
  • Added New options in Color section
  • Added New options in Fonts section
  • Fixed Some responsive issues

1.2.1 - September 6, 2018

  • Fixed Responsive issues
  • Fixed Accent color issue

1.2 - September 4, 2018

  • Added Big Post Option
  • Added Floating Sidebar
  • Added 3 Columns for Grid and Masonry
  • Added 3 Article Layouts
  • Improved Sliders
  • Added Dropcap
  • Fixed CSS

1.1.2 - August 6, 2018

  • Fixed Featured Categories Rename
  • Added More options to control article metas on homepage
  • Fixed CSS

1.1.1 - July 23, 2018

  • Fixed Issues reported by our customers
  • Added Possibility to add html markup in footer

1.1.0 - July 19, 2018

  • New 3 Demos
  • New Slider layout
  • New 4 header types
  • Added Shortcodes plugin
  • Added Option to disable slider on mobile
  • Fixed CSS

1.0.2 - July 06, 2018

  • Fixed responsive issues
  • New Masonry Layout
  • Added Option for ads

1.0.1 - July 04, 2018

  • Fixed CSS issues
  • Added Post likes
  • Added Post views
  • Added "Change Sidebar Position" option