Thank you for purchasing this theme! A big high-five from the Rescue Themes team!
This document covers the installation and use of this theme and is intended to get your site up and running quickly.
If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to send us a message through our ThemeForest contact form.
Download the 'Installable WordPress file only' from your Envato Marketplace account's download area and upload/activate the .zip file in WordPress.
After the theme is activated, a list of recommended plugins will be displayed at the top of the WordPress admin area. Install and activate those plugins by selecting 'Begin installing plugins'.
Once the plugins are installed and activated, upload the demo content XML file with the WordPress importer. This file will be located within the 'All files & documentation' download package in your Envato Marketplace account's download area.
Notice: Check the 'Download and import file attachments' option after clicking 'Upload file and import'. This will import demo images. It may take a couple extra minutes to import but it'll be worth it.
To import the demo widgets, install and active the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin.
Navigate to Tools > Widget Importer & Exporter > Choose the 'heartfelt-widgets.wie' file from the 'demo-content' folder from the all files download package.
From the Reading Settings of your WordPress site, assign the Home page as the 'Front page' and the Blog page as the 'Posts page'.
With your demo content imported, you can now assign the demo navigation menus.
Use the live customizer to set your theme options:
Appearance > Customize > Theme Options
The donation system used on the demo is donately. Donately is a suggested donation system and you're welcome to use any alternative system that you'd like.
To display the donately donation form, create a Donately account and navigate to:
Manage > Forms
Create a form, copy the generated code, and paste it into your donation page.
There are several widgetized areas in this theme. Example content used in the demo within those widgets are:
Home Hero Area: The demo is using a Soliloquy Slider shortcode in a text widget.
eg. [soliloquy id="778"]
Home Top Area: The demo is using 3 text widgets with the following general structure in each: https://gist.github.com/RescueThemes/9781222
Home Left Area (Who We Are. Our Mission): https://gist.github.com/RescueThemes/b11349e919d7a3ae3a22
Home Right Area (Help Us Reach our Goal): https://gist.github.com/RescueThemes/89c1beb35c97185d6e1d
Note: Make sure that you have the Rescue Shortcode installed and activated if you would like to use the shortodes in those text widgets.
Home Events Area
If you have the Events Calendar plugin activated, you'll have an Events List widget avaialble to you. We've added this widget to the "Home Events Area" on the home page.
Footer Left, Footer Middle, Footer Right
The footer section has 3 widgetized area columns that will allow you to stack an unlimited number of widgets:
The inner pages widgetized area will be available in the customizer once you navigate to an inner page with that section available, such as the blog page:
These are recommended plugins for you to enjoy all of the features included with this theme. The theme will function without theses plugins. You're welcome to use other plugins but this theme has been designed to accomodate these plugins specifically.
Once activated, this plugin will created a custom post type so that you can add an image gallery/portfolio to your site.
Portfolio > Add Item
Paste this shortcode to any page for displaying the gallery (a full width page is recommended):
This plugin will add a shortcode dropdown in your WordPress editor. It's as simple as selecting from the dropdown the shortcodes you'd like in your post or page.
This is a powerful, full featured open source events management plugin for WordPress. This theme has custom style specifically for this plugin.
For more information, please visit the Events Calendar for WordPress Tutorials
The MailChimp plugin allows you to quickly and easily add a signup form for your MailChimp list as a widget. This theme has widgetized areas that will display this plugin's widget with custom styling.
For more information, please visit Mailchimp in the WordPress Plugin Directory
This plugin will create a custom post type and will allow you to create an infinite number of responsive WordPress sliders with an infinite number of images in each slider.
If you would like a home page heeo slider, you'll want to adjust the dimensions of your slider to 3000 x 600:
Then paste the slider shortcode to a text widget and add it in the 'Home Hero Area':
Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
For more information, please visit Contact From 7 in the WordPress Plugin Directory
We recommend using the Jetpack plugin with this theme. The plugin will activate social sharing on posts along with the Mosaic image gallery feature.
Google Fonts - Open Sans
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Recommended 3rd Party Plugins & Services:
Jump on back to the intro section of this document if you need to get in touch (there will be some handy links for you up there).