Monalisa Theme Documentation
Quick Start Your Website with Monalisa Theme
1. Install WordPress
First, you must have a wordpress installed on you website. If you don't have a working wordpress installation already, then you should install it before using Monalisa Theme.
If you have wordpress already installed on your website, PLEASE check if it's running the latest version and upgrade it if its not up to date.
Most web hosting companies will provide you one click WordPress installation through web hosting control panels such as cPanel, Plesk or ... but if you want to install wordpress by yourself, you can follow this tutorial on WordPress Codex site or maybe doing some Google Search.
2. Install Theme
Please DO NOT directly upload the .zip file that you have downloaded from Themeforest, into your WordPress website as it contains some extra items (such as this documentation and ...) and it will cause your website to stop working. The main theme file, is a .zip file named "name-theme.zip" which is included into the main downloaded file from Themeforest.
You can install your theme in two ways:
Installing Via WordPress: First log in to wordpress admin area (/wp-admin) and then navigate to "Appearance" -> "Themes".
Click on "Add New" tab then choose "Upload Theme" and upload your theme (.zip file which is in the downloaded package from themeforest) by clicking "Choose file" and finally click on "Install Now" button to install the theme.
Install Via FTP: If you want to upload your theme manually, you should first unzip your theme (.zip file which is in the downloaded package from themeforest). Then you should upload it in your website "/wp-content/themes/". After uploading you should have this directory: "/wp-content/themes/monalisa".
After you have uploaded your theme package to your website hosting (with any of the above ways), now its time to activate the theme. Simply navigate to "Appearance" -> "Themes" and click on "Activate" link from bottom of the theme thumbnail.
Congratulations! Your website is now empowered with MONALISA!
We highly recommend you to install XML demo content which is included into your theme package. This will help you understand the theme functionalities better and have a good vision on the theme to create your own content more easily and even faster.
1. Apply Theme Options:
Once you have installed your theme, the default setting for theme options will be loaded by default into the database. But you should apply them once for the first time to make them apear on the frontend (Your Webstie). To do this, navigate to "Theme Options" and click on "Save Changes" button.
2. Setup Plugin for Theme:
If you had followed this tutorial from start to this point, your home page should be almost ready right now. The next step is to create an eye catching slider for your home page.
Setup Revolution Slider, Contact 7 Form, Main Mega Menu, WooCommerce, Open Table Widget
Monalisa is packed with one of the best slider plugins on the net - Revolution. If you have installed Monalisa properly, Revolution Slider should be installed already.
You can easy set up the plugins :
After active theme, click " Begin installing plugin ".
Check all plugin in list.
Choose Install & click Apply button.
Back list Plugin check & choose Active for all this plugin
Final step click Apply Button .
Enjoy ! :)
3. Install DEMO Content:
b. Install with sample-data:
If you have a problem with ONE-CLICK-INSTALL, you can install in the traditional way. Sorry for the inconvenience :(
First use XML content into your downloaded theme package ( Folder Sample Data ). Navigate to "Tools" -> "Import" and then choose "WordPress". You should install and activate the plugin if it's not installed yet. Then click on "Choose File", upload the XML content file and finally click on "Upload file and import". It might take a few moments to some minutes to complete the import process and after that, your website content should be similar to our demo website. (Just content not style. Continue reading this document to make your site look great!)
Please note that all of the images which are in the demo site, are not included into the package. You should use your own images or buy some good from royalty free sites such as photodune
. We recommend to buy some good images for your website as this will have a very positive impact on your website look and fee
c. Known problems when installing the theme:
_ The “Broken theme and/or stylesheets missing” error is most common when you install or activate a new theme.
If you get an error saying that the stylesheet is missing, then you have uploaded the wrong folder. Please check that you are uploading the monalisa.zip within the Theme Files folder. You have to unzip the package file that you download from Themeforest to find this.
_ Problems with uploading via WP admin panel due Upload limit.
You may check your file upload limit on Your Media Uploader page in WordPress. Depending upon the web hosting company and the conditions of the service they provide it may vary. The most common is about 8 MB which is more or less enough. But uploading some media files like audio and video may become a problem with for example 2 MB upload limit.
We decided to share some tips about how to extend your maximum file upload size in WordPress:
+ Through functions.php file:
You may add the below mentioned code in the
functions.php file of your theme
@ini_set( 'upload_max_size' , '64M' );
@ini_set( 'post_max_size', '64M');
@ini_set( 'max_execution_time', '1000' );
+ Through PHP.INI file:
If you cannot see the php.ini file in your directory create the new one with below mentioned code and upload it to your root folder on your web server.
If you can see the php.ini file then change parameters or add :
upload_max_filesize = 64M
post_max_size = 64M
max_execution_time = 1000
In case that tip does not work with 64MB, try it with 10MB.
+ Through .htaccess method
You may try modifying the existing .htaccess file in the root directory or creating a new one.
Add the following code in the existing or new
php_value upload_max_filesize 64M
php_value post_max_size 64M
php_value max_execution_time 300
php_value max_input_time 1000
Monalisa is packed with powerful theme options admin panel. To customize your website with theme options, on the admin left menu, click on "Theme Options". In Monalisa theme options we've used some graphical elements and descriptions to make your works easier. So you can learn more about the options and posibilities by simply surfing in "Theme Options".
Setting Content Width of Your Site
First of all, you have to make a set width value for your website. You still can choose to set it whatever you want for your site, but I recommend you to set my theme width to "1170"
Go to Option from Live Composer
Click on "General Options"
Then fill in the "Max Width" with "1170"
Finally, click Save Changes
Upload Your Logo
Monalisa will load with default settings and it's own logo in the beginning. Of course you want to see your own logo on all pages instead of Monalisa logo. To do this, simply navigate to "Appearance" -> "Theme Options" to enter into Monalisa Option Panel area.
Goto "Logo & Favicon Settings" tab
Click on "Upload" button in the "Logo" section.
In the media uploader window, upload your logo
It's dimension should be about 155 x 40 pixels.
Please upload a transparent PNG file (Best type is a PNG 24 type).
In the upload manager, after uploading your file, choose "Full Size" in the "Size" section and click on "Use This Image".
Add Favorite Icon
Save settings and your favicon should be activated now.
To do this, simply navigate to "Pages -> Add New Page"
Goto title and type name page.
Click option choose Page Template, if is Home Page choose "Front Page", else if is Blog choose "Blog Template"
Click button Publish
Nexr step click "Settings" on Navigation Dashboard
Check radio button "A static Page"
Choose Front Page is "Home" and Post Page is "Blog"
Set number post per page in here "Blog pages show at most"
Click Save Button
We want to appreciate and thanks everyone who helped us to make this great theme for you. Specially:
Modernizr & Conditionizr
Google Map API v3 from Google.
jQuery Isotope - by David DeSandro (Developer License)
Some images we used in our demo site from Dribbble
, istockphoto.com... (Some bought from / Some downloaded as free image of the week / month)
Revolution Slider WP Plugin - (Extended License + Permission to include into our theme)
We should note that we used Documenter - by revaxarts.com to create this document for you.
*NOTE: The images in demo is not import in package theme download.