1. Introduction
  2. Theme Installation
  3. Update Theme
  4. Import Demo Content
  5. Theme Plugins
  6. Theme Options Panel
  7. Theme Menu & Front Page Settings
  8. Page Templates
  9. Evatheme Page Builder
  10. Widgets
  11. Blog Post Settings
  12. Translation

MAC Photographer Documentation

Photography Fullscreen WordPress Theme


Thank you for purchasing our theme. It has an understandable documentation that is easy to setup. If you still have some questions that you could not find in this help file, please contact us on our forum. You can also follow us on Themeforest for our future themes, that you could be interested in. Thank you very much!

Theme Installation


There are several ways to install WordPress themes, we prefer using FTP but you may choose any other ways. Please read more about theme installation on the official website at http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes

If you choose to use ftp, do the following:

Update theme to the latest version


Auto-Update Feature

You can now enable the Auto-Updating feature for MAC Photographer. To do this, please first make sure that you have the Envato WordPress Toolkit plugin installed. If you haven't already installed this plugin, you should see a notification on the top of your Dashboard stating that some required plugins haven't been installed or activated. Install and activate all of the required plugins, including the Envato WordPress Toolkit.

After you have installed and activated the Envato WordPress Toolkit, please go to Envato Toolkit from your dashboard and enter your Marketplace Username and API Key. You can find your API Key by logging into your profile on Themeforest and navigating to Profile > Settings > API Keys.

When you have entered your Marketplace Username and API Key and clicked Save Settings, a new tab will appear at the top of the screen named "Themes". Click on this tab to see all the themes you have purchased. If there is an update available for a theme, you will be notified here. To update your theme, just click on the "Update Automatically" link.

Please note that each time you use the Auto-Update feature to update the theme, a backup file of the old version of the theme will be stored on your server in ".../wp-content/envato-backups".


Manual Update

You can update your theme manually by performing the following steps:

Import Demo Content


You can either start building your site from scratch, or import one of our demo sites and then modify it to fit your needs. We will now explain how to do the latter.

MAC Photographer comes with one-click import module. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Login to WordPress admin
  2. Go into admin panel > MAC Photographer Options > Demo Importer
  3. Choose the demo site that you wish to import and click on the "Import Demo" button.

You imported the entire content (Pages, Posts, Widgets, Theme Options)


Default method import demo content

What you need to do is follow the instructions that are taken from the Importing Content page from the WordPress website. To import from a WordPress export file into your blog follow these steps.

How to Use the XML File to Import the Demo Site’s Content

  1. Log into your site as an administrator.
  2. Make sure you activated your new theme before proceeding.
  3. Go to Tools → Import
  4. Choose “WordPress” from the list.
  5. Upload the demo import/content.xml using the form provided on that page.
  6. You will be asked to map the authors in this export file to users on the blog. For each author, you may choose to map to an existing user on the blog or to create a new user.
  7. You will then have the choice to import attachments, so click on the “Download and import file attachments” box.
  8. Please be patient while WordPress imports all the content. Posts, Pages, Projects, and Menus are imported. You will need assign the menu a theme location & you’ll need to configure widgets. This is a limitation of WordPress’ import system.
  9. Enjoy!

Sometimes an error occurs. due to the large amount of content.
You must edit the file wp-includes/deprecated.php and find this line in (deprecated) wp_get_http() function: @set_time_limit ( 60 ); set the value to 300

Theme Plugins


after activation of theme it will be offered to you to establish plugins:

- Evatheme Page Builder - This WordPress theme comes with the Evatheme Page Builder plugin, which allows you to create custom page layouts with ease.

- Evatheme Redux Framework - is a simple, truly extensible and fully responsive options framework for WordPress themes.

- Evatheme Custom Post Types - This plugin is needed to activate the custom post types. eg Portfolio.

- Contact Form 7 - Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible. For more information please head to Contact Form 7.

Theme Options Panel Overview


This theme comes with its own theme options panel. You can manage general theme settings panel. Let's review it:

Page Templates


The theme has custom templates for creating non-standard pages. Please go to Pages -> click create a new Page or edit the required one -> on the right you can see "Page Attributes section". Don't select the Parent for the page, just indicate the required Template. When the template is selected, please click Publish button. The Page will display the Page Settings according your template.

Page - Coming Soon

The template is a good solution for website launching. Create a page with coundown timer. It allows to gather emails in a closed beta mode to notify visitors when the website will be available online.

Evatheme Page Builder


This WordPress theme comes with the Evatheme Page Builder plugin, which allows you to create custom page layouts with ease.

Here is the brief overview of all available page builder modules.

Modules

Widgets


MAC Photographer comes with 3 different custom widgets:

1. Evatheme Flickr - Display images from Flickr;

2. Evatheme Latest Posts - Displays selection of your latest posts;

3. Evatheme Social Links - Display social links.

Custom Widgets

Site also has custom widgets, made with html code. you need to select the default text widget and paste code to the textrea.

1. About Me

<div class="about_me_widget text-center" style="margin-bottom:-60px;">
<img src="http://demo.evatheme.com/wp/monreal/demo/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/author.png" alt="" />
<p style="line-height:20px;font-size:12px;color:rgba(51,51,51,0.5);margin-bottom:0;">Travel Blogger</p>
<h6>KERIMOV STANISLAV</h6>
<a class="social_link facebook" target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com/evatheme">
<i class="fa fa-facebook"></i></a>
<a class="social_link twitter" target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/EVATHEME">
<i class="fa fa-twitter"></i></a>
<p>One night a friend of mine said she’d met the managing editor of Outside magazine and that 
she thought I should apply for their internship.</p>
<img src="http://demo.evatheme.com/wp/monreal/demo/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/signature.png" alt="" />
</div>

2. Banner

<div class="text-center"><a href="http://demo.evatheme.com/wp/cook-traveler/contact/">
<img src="http://demo.evatheme.com/wp/monreal/demo/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/banner.png" alt="" />
</a></div>

Blog Post Settings


MAC Photographer comes with 4 different post formats: Standard, Image, Gallery, Link, Quote, Audio and Video. When you're creating a new post, choose what post format you'd like and insert the necessary info.

You can also tailor the look of your post by going to Appearance > Theme Options > Blog to hide/show different elements on the post page.

Translation


This theme is localized, which means it can easily be translated in your own language(easy but quite time consuming). To translate it you need to follow these steps:

  1. Download and install http://www.poedit.net/download.php
  2. Go to /wp-content/themes/macphoto/languages/ and open macphoto.pot file.
  3. In the window that appears you have all the strings that were used in this theme, so you just need to go through them and write a translation.
  4. When you’re done go to File > Save as and save your translation in a *.po file.
  5. You should name your file pt_LANG. It’s just a naming convension WordPress_in_Your_Language.
  6. When you’re done translating open wp-config.php from your WordPress root folder and replace this line: define (‘WPLANG’, ”); with define (‘WPLANG’, ‘pt_LANG’). Since WordPress 4.0 site language defines in dashboard=>settings=>general