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Getting started

This is the Freedom theme instruction page. We have tried our best to keep it as simple as possible. If you think it can be made even simpler let us know we will be glad to change it. Let’s start! On the left side you can see the table of contents of this documentation. Jump to the section you want, or read it all through – your choice. Let’s move on!

Installation

Installing your theme is pretty easy! After downloading you should have a freedom.zip file. This is a compressed file containing all of the required templates and images required for the theme to function properly.

Upload Theme

  1. Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click on the Add New button
  3. Click on the Upload link
  4. Select the freedom.zip file
  5. Click on Install Now button

Activate the theme

Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress Dashboard.
Now, hover over the theme thumbnail and press the Activate button

Additional information: WordPress Codex – Using Themes

Custom Menu

By default, the menus will fallback to Pages. That means just after activation of the theme, you will see all the pages as menus. If you want selective menus with combination of links, pages, categories then custom menu is what you should be looking for.

Set up Custom Menu

  1. Go to Appearance > Menus in the WordPress menu
  2. Click on Create a new menu link
  3. Give a name to your menu in Menu Name and click Create Menu button
  4. Now choose the pages, categories, custom links from the leftside of your screen by selecting the checkbox and click on Add Menu
  5. Click Save Menu after adding required pages, categories in the menu
Additional information: Have a look here if you are still confused WordPress Custom Menu

Menu Display Types

    Go to Appearance > Customize > Header > Header Display Type in the WordPress menu and select one of the following type:-

  1. Type 1: Header text & logo on left, header sidebar on right
  2. Type 2: Header sidebar on left, header text & logo on right
  3. Type 3 (Default): Header text, header sidebar both aligned center
  4. Now, click on Save & Publish button. That’s it, open your home page and it should be there. 🙂

Home Page Slider

This theme supports the home page image slider. To use it follow the steps below.

Steps

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize in the WordPress menu
  2. Now go to the Slider section.
  3. To activate the slider, check the Check to activate slider checkbox
  4. Upload the image # 1 for the first slider. Similarly, add the corresponding slider title, slider description and redirect link. You can link to a link within your site or outside of your site.
  5. Repeat the above step for your other slides.
  6. Now, click on Save & Publish button. That’s it, open your home page and it should be there. 🙂

Header Settings

All the options related to Header part are available in Appearance-> Customize-> Header Options.

Add custom logo

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Header > Header Logo in the WordPress menu
  2. Now, Upload the custom logo from the Select Logo button there.
  3. Also Go to Appearance > Customize > Header > Show, the Show logo only or Show both or Disable check-box need to be checked to show the logo in header.
  4. Now, click on Save & Publish button.

Header Image

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Header Image in the WordPress menu
  2. Now, Upload the header image from the Add new image button there.
    Recomanded size of header image is 1400 X 400 Pixels.
  3. Now after selecting the header image, it will ask you to crop. If you like to crop it, then, you can crop else leave it as you want for your site to best suit it.
  4. Now, click on Save & Publish button.

Header Image Position

    Go to Appearance > Header > Header Image Position in the WordPress menu and select one of the following header image position:-

  1. Position One: Display the Header image just above the site title/text.
  2. Position Two (Default): Display the Header image between site title/text and the main/primary menu.
  3. Position Three: Display the Header image below main/primary menu.
  4. Now, click on Save & Publish button. That’s it, open your home page and it should be there. 🙂

Header Promo Box

    Go to Appearance > Header > Promo Box Setting in the WordPress menu.

  1. Fill the fields of promo box title, text , button text and button url
  2. Now, click on Save & Publish button. That’s it, open your home page and it should be there. 🙂

Social Link

To set the your social links in footer area follow below steps.

Steps

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Social Links > Active Social Links Area in the WordPress menu and check it to enable the social links area.
  2. Now, Go to Appearance > Customize > Social Links and fill the input filds to display that particular social link icon.
  3. Now, click on Save & Publish button.

Design Options

Design based settings and Custom CSS Box are available in Appearance-> Customize-> Design.

Layout Options

  1. Default Layout
    This layout will be reflected in whole site archives, search etc. The layout for a single post and page can be controlled from below options.
  2. Default layout for pages only
    Select default layout for pages. This layout will be reflected in all pages unless unique layout is set for specific page. To select the unique Layout for any particular page edit that page and Choose the Layout from Layout option box.
  3. Default Layout For Single Posts Only
    Select default layout for single posts. This layout will be reflected in all single posts unless unique layout is set for specific post. To select the unique Layout for any particular post edit that page and Choose the Layout from Layout option box.
If you don’t want any sidebar than select “No Sidebar Full Width” or “No Sidebar Content Centered”

Custom CSS Box

  1. Freedom have Custom CSS Box which will ease your work if you need to add CSS in your site. Note: It will strip all the tags. Also, we strongly recommend not to edit the code in the theme’s file. All you changes will be lost if you update the theme. Use child theme instead.

Additional Options

Additional options are available in Appearance-> Customize-> Additional.

Other Theme Related options

  1. Excerpt Length

    Excerpt Length allow user to limit the number of Words you wish to show on excerpt. Default value is 40 words.

  2. Read More

    To change the Read more text in Posts Page: Blog, archive etc.

    Read More in Posts page will not appear if you choose to show Full content in the Posts Page
  3. Footer Copyright Editor

    Edit the Copyright information in your footer. You can also use shortcodes: [the-year] for current year, [site-link] for your site link, [wp-link] for WordPress site link and [tg-link] for ThemeGrill site link.

How to limit the excerpt text

Now if you want to reduce or increase the number of words that appear in services widgets or post. You can easily change that.

Steps

  1. First Go to the service widget page or post in your dashboard.
  2. Just below the page editor you will see the excerpt box
  3. If you don’t see the excerpt box. Scroll to the top and you will see the screen options on the right hand side corner.

screen-options

  1. Click it and check the Excerpt box. Now you should see the excerpt box below the editor.
  2. Fill the excerpt box with the desired amount of text that you want to show.

Contact Us Page

Plugin Installation

  1. Download Contact Form 7 plugin from here Download then install and activate it
  2. Then go to plugin’s page and set it. Here is a detail on that Docs

Contact us page template

  1. Go to dashboard, then create a page. Give it a name “Contact” or “Contact us” as you wish.
  2. Now on the right hand side you can see Template Drop-down. Select Contact Page Template
  3. Copy the contact form 7 shortcode and paste it in this page.
  4. Click on Publish.

Supported Plugins

This theme support some Plugins

Plugins Supported

  1. Social Icons plugin by ThemeGrill
  2. Easy Social Sharing plugin by ThemeGrill
  3. Contact Form 7 plugin
  4. WP-PageNavi plugin

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