Getting started

General Information About "Galway" WordPress Theme Thank you for purchasing our theme. We are happy that you are one of our customers and we assure you won't be disappointed. We do our best to produce top notch themes with great functionality, premium designs and human readable code. Before you get started we highly encourage you to get familiar with this documentation file. Spending half an hour reading the manual may save lot's of your time and avoid questions with obvious answers. We also recommend to check our Knowledge-base and FAQ pages If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to post your questions on our support forum. PLEASE NOTICE! Our support covers getting setup, trouble using any features, and any bug fixes that may arise. Unfortunately we cannot provide support for customizations or 3rd party plugins for free. If you need help with customizations of your theme then you should enlist the help of our professional team.

WordPress Information

To use this theme you must have WordPress installed. We assume you have a working version of WordPress already up and running. How to install WordPress - A tutorial on how to install WordPress on your hosted domain. We also encourage you to actively use the links below. These useful resources cover most of general WordPress questions you may have:
  • WordPress FAQ - Information and resources about WordPress including history, features, semantics, glossary, and information to help you determine whether or not WordPress is the blogging tool for you.
  • WordPress Lessons - Great source of knowledge for WordPress beginners
  • PHP Function References - Detailed information on WordPress PHP functions and usage examples

Theme Requirements

To use this theme you must be running WordPress 4.0+ or higher, PHP5 or higher, and mysql 5 or higher. Please contact your web hosting service provider to be sure your server complies with the requirements above. To safeguard your website always use secure passwords and the latest version of WordPress and plugins. Be sure to check php upload_max_filesize and post_max_size is 32M or higher. If you are running shared web hosting you should contact your web hosting service provider to find more information about that. If you are running unmanaged dedicated server or VPS you should check your php.ini file. Alternatively you can edit .htaccess file in the root of your website and add the following values:
php_value post_max_size 32M
php_value upload_max_filesize 32M
Setting these values will ensure you wont get an error reporting that your upload and post memmory limit is too low.

Installation

You can install the theme in two ways: via FTP:
  • Log into your web server with FTP client software
  • Unzip the galway.X.X.X.zip(X denotes version no) file
  • Upload the extracted theme folder into /wp-content/themes folder
  • Activate the newly installed theme. Go to Appearance > Themes and activate it.
via WordPress:
  • Login to admin panel.
  • Go to Appearance – Themes and click on the Add New button.
  • Choose Upload theme option. Click on Browse…(Choose file in Safari/Chrome), select the “the-galway.X.X.X.zip” (X denotes version no) and click in Install Now button.
  • After successfull installation click on Activate or go to Appearance – Themes and click on Activate to activate the newly installed theme.

Theme Update

IMPORTANT: Before you go ahead with the update please check theme change log and make sure you backup your old theme folder. Download it to your computer locally. It is the best practice to backup both your files and database regularly and especially before making some serious updates. We recommend using free backup plugins for WordPress like WPOnlineBackup

Importing demo content

Note that this is not a mandatory step. You should only do it if you want to import all the content from our demo site. It won't affect your existing content. Download Demo-content

Step one :

Please Install Customizer Export/Import plugin from https://wordpress.org/plugins/customizer-export-import/ and activate it(you can delete the plugin after all importing is done)

Step Two:

Setting a static front page Setting a static front page allows you to add static content on your homepage. This is what you want to do in case you don't want to show only your latest posts on your homepage. To create the static front page, go to the WordPress Administration Panels.
  1. Create a Front Page: In Pages choose Add New Page.
    • Title it “Home”.
      1. Publish the Page.
  2. Goto Customizing > Static Front Page and
  3. Static Front Page: If using as a blog Choose your latest post under Front page display(it only displays blog) Otherwise,
    • Select A Static Page and under that please select the page you've just created
      1. Click Save and Publish
static-front-page-screen-shot

Step Three:

Import the xml version first. Goto Tools >> Import and WordPress (you may need to install the plugin first)

Step Four:

Goto Appearance >> customize >> Export/Import and import the .dat file extension

Note:

1) We encourage you to install fresh and latest version of WordPress. 2) This Export Data does a lot of thing, but there are a few things that it currently doesn’t do. It doesn’t export any settings that aren’t stored in the database as theme mods, which means that it doesn’t currently export widgets or settings such as the built-in “Site Title & Tagline”. Please do let us know if any problem occurs during demo import. we are more than willing to assist you.

Theme Options

Adding Main Navigation

After adding a new page to your site in WordPress, it's easy to add it to the navigation menu.
  1. simply visit the Appearance -> Menus panel in your site admin
  2. Click Menus, and then click Primary.
  3. Click Add Items.
  4. Click the + icon next to the page you want to add, and then drag it to the appropriate location.

    You can add it as a sub menu item by dragging it to adjust its position.

  5. Click Save & Publish.

Adding Social Icons

We've used default WordPress menu options to add Social icons. If you're familiar with "WordPress" menu options then its relatively easy task for you. To create a custom menu is actually really simple. 1. Login to the WordPress Dashboard. 2. From the 'Appearance' menu on the left-hand side of the Dashboard, select the 'Menus' option to bring up the Menu Editor. 3. Select Create a new menu at the top of the page 4. Enter a name for your new menu in the Menu Name box 5. Click the Create Menu button. After the menu has been created You've to add social site URL and Link Text from Custom Links sections and click OK: Important: Please add full URL (e.g http://www.facebook.com/username) for site URL on Custom Links sections.

Adding Slider:

You can add slider to your website following below steps:  

Customizer Details

For customizing Please Goto Appearance >> customize as shown in picture below: Each section Listed carries different options which are discussed bellow :

Site Identity:

On clicking "Site Identity" you'll be able to customize sites's Logo, favicon and description. For reference:
  • Logo( Only available in WordPress version greater than or equal to 4.5 ): It changes the main logo of the site.
  • Site Title : It changes the main site title of the site.
  • Tagline : It changes the tagline (i.e:Description) of the site.Just below site title.
  • Display Site Title and Tagline: This enables/disables the site title and tagline from the site
  • Site Icon : The Site Icon is used as a browser and app icon for your site.Icon must be square and at least 512px wide and tall.

Header Image:

On clicking Header Image you can see the options to upload image which will appear on the banner section and here you can insert multiple images and set randomize so that different and the random image will appear on the banner section of single page or post.  

Background Image:

Similarly like on the header image option On clicking Background Image you can see the options to upload image which will appear on the background section.

Widgets

On clicking Widgets you can see the options with different widget panel where you can add widgets, we have some costume widgets as well and that will appear on the respective areas. The different of them are listed below also see the image.
  • Sidebar: The widgets you place here will appear on the sidebar of each page as well as on homepage if you have selected the sidebar options
  • Offcanvas Panel: The icon on the side of menu will open this area and you can place here different widgets eg you can place author widgets or recent post or any other.
  • Full Width Footer Area: As like other widget area you can place widgets that will appear above the footer section on all the pages. we recommend you to use our Instagram widget
  • Footer Column One: This is the footer widget which will appear on footer as chosen on the number you want this may increase to 4 where individual widget can be inserted and make it display on the footer section

Static Front Page

Note: All the custom sections of homepage will only be visible on Static Front Page once you set a page for the Front Page option.
  • From Customize section, go to Static Front Page.
  • From Static Front Page, you will be able to set a page as Front Page and you will find Post Page option as well.
From Front Page : You can set any page as Static Front Page. From Post Page : You can set any page as Latest Post.      

Add Page/Post Gallery

Sources and Credits

This section discloses the sources of various files used within the theme and describes their function. Use this section to gain an understanding on how the theme functions behind the scenes if considering any type of modification.

== Credits ==

Underscores:
Author: 2012-2015 Automattic
Source: http://underscores.me
License: GPLv3 or later](https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html)

normalize:
Author: 2012-2015 Nicolas Gallagher and Jonathan Neal
Source: http://necolas.github.io/normalize.css
License: [MIT/GPL2 Licensed](http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT)

html5shiv:
Author: 2014 Alexander Farkas (aFarkas)
Source: https://github.com/afarkas/html5shiv
License: [MIT/GPL2 Licensed](http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT)

jquery.easing:
Author: 2008 George McGinley Smith
Source: https://raw.github.com/gdsmith/jquery-easing/master
License: [MIT](http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT)

Bootstrap:
Author: Twitter
Source: http://getbootstrap.com
License: Licensed under the MIT license

BreadcrumbTrail:
Author: Justin Tadlock
Source: http://themehybrid.com/plugins/breadcrumb-trail
License: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.html

Ionicons:
Author: Ben Sperry for the Ionic Framework
Source: https://github.com/driftyco/ionicons
License: Licensed under the MIT license

Owl carousel:
Author: Bartosz Wojciechowski
Source: https://github.com/OwlFonk/OwlCarousel
License: The MIT License (MIT)

vertical:
Author: Madhukar Subedi
Source: https://github.com/subedimadhukar/vertical-CSS
License: The MIT License (MIT)

jquery-match-height:
Author: liabru
Source: http://brm.io/jquery-match-height/
License: Licensed under the MIT license

theia-sticky-sidebar:
Author: Liviu Cristian Mirea Ghiban
Source: https://github.com/WeCodePixels/theia-sticky-sidebar/blob/master/LICENSE.txt
License: Licensed under the MIT license

animate.css:
Author: Daniel Eden
Source: https://github.com/daneden/animate.css
License: The MIT License (MIT)

Magnific Popup:
Author: Dmitry Semenov
Source: https://github.com/dimsemenov/Magnific-Popup
License: Licensed under the MIT license

sidr:
Author: Alberto Varela
Source: http://www.berriart.com/sidr/
License: Licensed under the MIT license

== Google Fonts ==
Montserrat
Source: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Montserrat
License: Apache License, Version 2.0

Playfair Display
Source: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Playfair+Display
License: Apache License, Version 2.0

All images are copyrighted to their respective owners and not available for download with this theme.

Thanks

Once again, thank you so much for purchasing our theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to contact us through http://www.themeinwp.com/support/