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Himalayas is modern style free one page parallax responsive WordPress theme. Inform your visitors all they need to know right from your home page without requiring to go to the other pages. Himalayas can be used for business, portfolio, corporate, agency, photography, freelancers and almost any kind of sites.

Installation

Installing your theme is pretty easy! After downloading you should have a Himalayas-pro.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. Search for the Himalayas
  4. Select the Himalayas theme
  5. Click Install Now

Upload Theme – Pro

  1. Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click on the Add New button
  3. Search for the Upload link
  4. Select the himalayas-pro.zip file you downloaded from ThemeGrill website
  5. Click Install Now

Activate the theme

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

Additional information: WordPress Codex – Using Themes

Menu Setup

By default, the primary menu will fallback to Pages. That means just after activation of the theme, you will see all the pages as menus. Create a custom Menu and assign a menu location to display your own Menu. 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

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  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 Custom links, enter the URL and Link Text. Enter you URL in this formate: http://demo.themegrill.com/himalayas/#about (http://your home page link/Section ID used in widgets). Now, press Add Menu.
  5. Check Primary Menu to display it at the header.
  6. Click Save Menu after adding required custom links in the menu
  7. Section ID: In each widget it contain “Section ID field” (except Call to Action widget), enter the ID (like “about”) and use same ID in Custom Links in a way mentioned above.

Theme Location for Menu settings

  • Primary MenuDisplay the menu beside logo/header text.
  • Footer MenuDisplay the menu on the Footer.

Slider Options

Slider, by default, is disabled and will only display on Front Page. All the options related to Slider part are available in Appearance-> Customize-> Slider Options.

Slider Settings

  1. Enable the slider from In Appearance->Customize->Himalayas Slider Options-> Slider Settings
  2. Create the page for each slider and enter title, text and featured image. Page Title will appear as Slider Title, content as Slider Description and features image as Slider Image.
  3. Choose the respective pages in drop down options.
  4. The recommended size for the slider image is 1600 x 780 pixels. For better functioning of slider use equal size images for each slide.
    If featured image is not used in the page then the page is excluded in the Slider.

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Header Settings

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

Header Options

  • Header Logo
  • himalayas-header-logo

    Upload the Logo to display it on the Header. Following Options are provided:
    1. Header Logo Only: displays the header logo only
    2. Header Text Only: displays the header text only
    3. Show both header logo and text: displays both of the logo image and header text
    4. Disable: disable both of them to be displayed

  • Header Sticky/Non Sticky
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    By default the Header is sticky. Check the Box to make it non-sticky.
  • Header Transparency
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    himalayas-non-transparent-header

    Header is Transparent in the front page only, when Slider is activated. Check the Box to make it non-Transparent.

    Front Page Setup

    Front Page Template is design to display the widgets used in the Front Page Template Sidebar( Appearance-> widgets). You can use a page (which is assigned to Front Page Template) to display widgets on the Front Page.

    Steps

    1. Create 2 pages ie, Home and Blog Page. Assign Home to Himalayas Startpage Template.
    2. Go to Appearance-> widgets and drag/select the widgets on the Front Page Template Sidebar. Now Home Page will display all the widgets used in Front Page Template Sidebar.
    3. To display Home Page as front page: go to Settings-> Reading and select A static page radio option under Front page displays.
    4. Now, choose the Home Page in Front page.
    5. Also, choose Blog page in Posts page.
    The Home Page and Blog Page will not display the content of the page.

    Widget Descriptions

    Himalayas provide seven awesome widgets that you can use in Front Page Template Sidebar to make your site look amazingly Beautiful. Go to Appearance-> widgets, drag/select the widgets in the Front Page Template Sidebar to display it on the Front Page Template Page.

    Note: Enter the unique ID (link about or services) in “Section ID” field in the widgets and use same ID in the Menu for One Page Menu.

    TG: Service Widget

    This widget enable you to display your services. In this widget, enter the Title, Description and number of pages to display.Steps:

    • Create pages for each Services, enter the Title, Description, set a Featured Image and select the Service Template. Enter font awesome icon class to override image in service widget.
    Info: The Recommended size for featured image is 380 by 240.
    • Drag the TG: Service Widget in the Front Page Sidebar and enter the Title, Description and enter the number of page to display.
    • Select the Image or Color to display as Background.

    himalayas-service-template

    • Background image (if used) will override the background color.
    • Icon Class Box will only appear if the page is assigned to Service Template. If both, Featured image and Icon Class is used than Featured Image will display.

    TG: Our Team Widget

    Show your Team Members. Simailar to TG: Service Widget, enter the Title, Description and number of pages to display.Steps:

    • Create pages for each Team member, enter the Title, Description, set a Featured Image and select the Our Team Template. Enter designation to show on team widget.
    Info: The Recommended size for featured image is 375 by 450.
    • Drag the TG: Our Team Widget in the Front Page Sidebar and enter the Title, Description and enter the number of page to display.
    • Select the Image or Color to display as Background.

    himalayas-team-template

  • Background image (if used) will override the background color.
  • Designation Box will only appear if the page is assigned to Our Team Template.
  • TG: Portfolio Widget

    Show your Team Members. Simailar to TG: Service Widget, enter the Title, Description and number of pages to display.Steps:

    • Create pages for each Team member, enter the Title, Description, set a Featured Image and select the Portfolio Template. Enter designation to show on team widget.
    Info: The Recommended size for featured image is 375 by 450.
    • Drag the TG: Portfolio Widget in the Front Page Sidebar and enter the Title, Description and enter the number of page to display.
    • Select the Image or Color to display as Background.
  • Background image (if used) will override the background color.
  • Placeholder image will only appear if the page is assigned to Portfolio Template.
  • TG: Featured Posts Widget

    This widget display your latest/featured posts. In this widget, enter the Title and Description. Select the number of posts to display from either the Latest Posts or Posts from the certain Category. If you choose to Show posts from a category than enter the Category from the Drop-down option.

    TG: Call To Action Widget

    Display Call to action. In this widget, enter the Main Text, Button text, Button redirect link. There is also the option of background color and image. Set color to display it as backgound or Upload image.

    TG: About Widget

    This widget enable you to display your about section. In this widget, enter the Title, description and select page to display.Steps:

    • Create a page, enter the Title, Content, set a Featured Image.
    Info: The Recommended size for featured image is 240 by 240.
    • Drag the TG: About Widget in the Front Page Sidebar and enter the Title, description and select the page to display.
    • There are two button on this widget. First one leads to corresponding page while second one can be defined by user. Enter Button Text, Button Redirect Link and Font Awesome class for second button.
    • Select the Image or Color to display as Background.
    Background image (if used) will override the background color.

    TG: Contact Us Widget

    • This widget is for displaying your contact information and contact form. Enter the Title, Latitude and Longitude for Google Map cordinates. Our theme Supports Contact Form 7, it’s free theme available in WordPress repo. Paste the Shortcode of Contact Form 7 in the Shortcode field.
    Note: If you want to display the Contact Form in Contact page than you should paste the Shortcode in the Contact page too.

    TG: Fun Facts

    • This widget allow you to display fun title , description, icon and total number of fun count. To activate Fun Facts Widget , drag and drop this widget in Front Page Sidebar Widget Area and fill all neccessary details.
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    TG: Image Gallery Widget

    • This widget allow you to display your all images in single gallery. To activate Image Gallery Widget , drag and drop this widget in Footer Sidebar Widget Area and fill the title and uploade the images.

    himalayas-image-galery

    TG: Testimonial Widget

    This widget is use to display thoughts of your satisfied customer . To achieve this widget enter the number of pages to display.Steps:.
    himalayas-testimonial

    • Create pages for each Testimonial, enter the Title, Description, set a Featured Image and select the Testimonial Template. Enter designation to show on Testimonial widget.
    Info: The Recommended size for featured image is 150 by 150.
    • Drag the TG: Testimonial Widget in the Front Page Sidebar and enter the number of page to display.
    • Select the Image or Color to display as Background.
  • Background image (if used) will override the background color.
  • Placeholder image will only appear if the page is assigned to Testimonial Template.
  • TG: Our Clients

    Our Client Widget is basically use to display your bussiness partner logo as in horizontal slide show with two beautiful buttons control. Drag the TG: Our Client Widget in the Front Page Sidebar Area and enter the Title, upload client logo with recetion link and hover text.
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    • Drag the TG: Our Clients Widget in the Front Page Sidebar and uploade the client logo to display.
  • Info: The Recommended size for client logo is 170 by 113..
  • To limit the clients number enter the client number, save it and refresh your browser.
  • Design Options

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

    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

    • Himalayas 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 Options.

    Other Theme Related options

    1. Hide Blog post from Front Page
    2. All the blog post are displayed in home by default. If widget are placed in Front Page Sidebar than Posts will appear below the widgets. If Static page is selected in Setting-> Reading than page content will display instead of posts. Check the Box to hide the Blog post/page.

    3. Excerpt or Full Post Options.
    4. Some use wants to display the excerpt of page/post while other wants Full Content of the post on their archive pages. So, we have included this feature in our theme. Just select the appropriate option.

    5. Excerpt Length

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

    6. 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
    7. 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.

    How to Setup Blog page?

    Steps

    1. First go to Settings->Reading->Front Page displays->A static page (select below).
    2. Now from Posts page: dropdown select any page where you like to show blog post.
    3. Click Save Changes.
    4. Now go to Appearance->Menu and select the blog page you choose in step 2 as menu
    5. See all blog demo here Demo
    Also you must upload featured images for each post to show the images on the blog page. For more detail on featured image have a look here Featured Images

    Footer Setup

    Footer part display the widgets used in Footer Sidebar in Appearance-> widgets, Copyright text and Footer Menu

    Setting up Footer Section

    • Go to Appearance-> widgets and drag/select the widgets on the Footer Sidebar 1 to Footer Sidebar 4.
    Footer Copyright Text is static and options to edit this text will only available in Pro version of this theme.
    • To display the footer menu, create a menu and assign it to Footer menu. Please refer Menu Setup section to know how to create a menu

    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
    5. Polylang plugin
    6. WPML plugin
    Other plugins are not tested with this theme but by default some plugins might work with the theme.
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