Installation

Getting Started

To install "Prime Time" theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For information in regard to installing the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex - http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

Update WordPress: To ensure a positive user experience, we highly recommend you update your WordPress to the latest stable version 3.6+. This will help to ensure that you are able to utilize all of the latest features of WordPress.

Extract the zipped package downloaded from ThemeForest to your desktop, in the extracted package you will find primetime.zip file.

You can install the theme in two ways:

  • via FTP: Extract primetime.zip file and upload the extracted folder to /wp-content/themes/ folder on your server.
  • via WordPress:
    1. Login to admin panel.
    2. Go to Appearance - Themes and click on the tab Install Themes. Choose "Upload".
    3. Click on Browse..., select the "primetime.zip" and click "Install Now"
    4. After successfull installation click on Activate or go to Appearance - Themes and click on Activate to activate the newly installed theme.
    5. Next you will see a new menu item Appearance - Site Options.

Theme Update

IMPORTANT: Backup your old theme folder. Download it to your computer locally.

You can upgrade the theme in a couple of ways:

Overwrite the entire theme folder

Extract primetime.zip file and upload the extracted folder via FTP to /wp-content/themes/ folder on your server.

Re-upload via WordPress admin panel

Navigate to Appearance - Themes page. Activate a different theme. Delete previous version of Prime Time and re-upload the primetime.zip file (refer to basic installation) downloaded from package.

What you start from

Now, you have installed and activated the theme Prime Time. What's next?

The first thing you need to do is configure the parametres required, in the menu Appearance - Site Options. There are quite a lot of them, but almost all of the parameters have default settings that will suit most of the users. Therefore, you can start with uploading a logo and favicon for your website, entering your personal data and saving the settings. All other parameters can be set up later on.

IMPORTANT: Even if you didn't make any changes, you must save settings before you use the theme for the first time! Simply go to Appearance - Site Options and press the button "Save All Changes".

About post types

Before you start using your own posts, pay a few minutes of your attention to figure out what each post type in our theme is for. This is very important! If your clearly understand the purpose of each post type, you will be preserved from some mistakes in the future.

So, our theme is working with five different types of posts. Let's examine them in order of appearance in the menu:

Posts types
  1. Posts - records of type "Post" are used for the main content of your website (blog). To create a full-fledged site you don't have to use other types of posts, putting all the information in posts of "Post" type.
  2. Pages - used for static pages of your site (whose information is rarely changed). Please do not use pages as the main carrier of information on the website. Posts of the type "Pages" are used to create pages like "About Us", "Contacts", blog stream page template etc.
  3. News - used for short and frequent posts (news), if your website is a news portal. If it's a company or a private website, and news appear quite rarely - you do not have to use this type of posts at all (as well as the menu item), and all your events you may describe in the "Posts" in menu.
  4. Reviews - designed to create review articles with the possibility to rate according to predetermined set of criteria. If you do not use this option and your website does not contain review articles - do not use this item.
  5. Slider - designed to create a set of slides to show on homepage. Every single category is a set of slides for a single slider.
    IMPORTANT: To display in slider, you can use not only categories of the menu "Slider", but also any other category from menu "Posts", "News", or "Reviews"! The thing is that posts of "Slider" category contains additional settings and do not display in the blog stream pages.

IMPORTANT: We want to draw your attention once again - none of the additional post types described above is necessary, and you may easily write your blog using only one standard post type - "Posts"!

Homepage

Now, let's talk about setting homepage of your webiste. Its structure is determined by content of the file index.php, and the content - by settings in Appearance - Site Options - Main page.

Structure of the file index.php

First, let's talk about structure of the file index.php:

// ----------------- Main Slider -------------------
... PHP-code for slider output ...
// ---------------- /Main Slider -------------------


// ---- News block under slider (row with 3 news items) ------
... PHP-code for recent news block output ...
// --- /News block under slider (row with 3 news items) ------

// ---- News block 1 - one big post and some number rows with 2 small posts -----
... PHP-code for news block 1 output ...
// --- /News block 1 - one big post and some number rows with 2 small posts -----

...

// ---- Additional news block template - one big post and some number rows with 2 small posts -----
// If you want add this on homepage:
// 1) Copy this template in desired place (above or under any exists block)
// 2) Uncomment next lines (start with "echo" command)
// 3) Replace cat_id with real category ID (or slug),
//    cattype with post's type - post | news | reviews, count with 3,5,7 etc.
//echo do_shortcode('[news_by_category count="5" catid="your_category_ID" cattype="post|news|reviews"]');
// --- /Additional news block template - one big post and some number rows with 2 small posts -----

// ---- Additional two columns block template with separate news in each column -------------------
// If you want add this on homepage:
// 1) Copy this template in desired place (above or under any exists block)
// 2) Uncomment next lines (start with "echo" command)
// 3) Replace cat_id with real category ID (or slug),
//    cattype with post's type - post | news | reviews, count with 3,5,7 etc.
//echo '<div class="two_columns_news clearboth">';
//echo do_shortcode('[small_news_by_category count="3" catid="your_category_ID" cattype="post|news|reviews"]');
//echo do_shortcode('[small_news_by_category count="3" catid="your_category_ID" cattype="post|news|reviews"]');
//echo '</div>';
// --- /Additional two columns block template with separate news in each column -------------------
					

All blocks in this file are separated with comments (strings beginning with '//'). Initially, the theme provides the following blocks:

  1. Main Slider - displays the slider
  2. News block under slider - puts out the block of the posts from the set category as several columns directly under the slider
  3. News block 1 - the first news block to show 3, 5, 7 or 9 posts from the set category
  4. News block 2 - the second news block to show 3, 5, 7 or 9 from the set category
  5. Two columns block - block of the two columns; for each column individually, you should set the category for post putout.
  6. Galleries block - displays the gallery set from featured images from recent posts
  7. Reviews block - displays recently added reviews

At the end of the file, there are two templates for duplication of the blocks if you want to increase the number of blocks on the page. Just copy the template to the location on the page you need (between the existing blocks) and set it up following the comments at the beginning of each template.

Setting "Main page" display parameters

In menu Appearance - Site Options - Main page you can select a category which posts to be published in each of the blocks on the "Main page" from, as well as enable / disable the output of some blocks. To learn more about the settings, visit the section Site Options - Main page" of this manual. Also, in the section "Site Options - Slider" you will find the information on how to set up the slider displayed in the header of "Main Page".

IMPORTANT: Go to Settings - Reading, and in the filed "Front page displays"select"Your latest posts"

That's it! You have finished with settings of the main page!

Blog

Now, you have finished up the appearance of the homepage of your website. It is time to start a blog.

To use the blog's functionality in our theme, you need to create the blog stream page. To do this, you need to:

  • Go to Pages under the WordPress menu and then click on Add New.
  • Put your Title as usual ("Blog streampage" for example)
  • Choose "Blog page" as the page's template
  • In the footer of the page you need to select the set of widgets for the main sidebar and its position on the page (to the left, to the right, or hide the sidebar completely)
    Page Options
    If in these fileds you leave the value "Inherit" - then the sidebar settings will be determined by the theme's basic settings from the menu Appearance - Sidebars
  • Publish this page.

Blog stream page

In the theme settings (меню Appearance - Site Options - Blog) you can assign different display styles for different types of blog stream pages (archive, search results, tag page, author page, etc.), as well as in the menu Appearance - Site Options - Sidebars assign the appearance and position of the sidebar on blog stream pages.

Now you can create blog posts.

  • Go to Posts under the WordPress menu and then click on Add New.
  • Put your Title as usual.
  • Put Content if needed.
  • Select one or more categories to the Categories.

  • Select desired Post Format.

    1. Standart - just set the featured image or without featured image.
    2. Gallery - you can add gallery into the post using two methods:
      • add a gallery in the post with standard means of Wordpress (with Add Media button located above the editor). In the theme settings, you can specify whether you want to replace the original gallery with the built-in slider.
      • enter URL of images composing the gallery in the field "Post Format URL" (at the bottom of the page, section "Post Options"). Each URL should begin from the new line. If images are stored on 3rd party server - you should enter URL manually; if they are aploaded into the folder "uploads" on your website - you can add them using button "Media Manager"
      The difference of these two methods is the following: the standard WordPress gallery will be available as a slider only on the page of the post; as the blog stream page, the post will be presented with its featured image. If you have added URL of the images in the field "Post Format URL" - this gallery will be put out as a slider both in the blog stream page and the post page.
    3. Video - Add the YouTube or Vimeo video in the post with the shortcode [video] (displays only on the post page) or specify URL of the video in the field "Post Format URL" (displays both in the blog stream page and the post page)
    4. Audio - Add the Audio in the post with the shortcode [audio] (displays only on the page post), or specify the URL of the audio file in the field "Post Format URL" (displays both in the blog stream page and the post page)
    5. Quote - Add text of the quotes in post content and the author name into Post Options in the field Post Format URL
    6. Link - Add URL into Post Options in the field Post Format URL
  • For every post item it is needed to upload an image and to set it as a featured image. Click Set featured image on the right in the Featured Image section.
  • Click Select Files button and select image to upload (the full size image). WordPress will crop the image, depending on which portfolio template you will use.
  • After image was uploaded you need to set this image as featured. Click Use as featured image.
  • IMPORTANT: In the Post Options section you can select and set sidebars and their position (or hide the unnecessary ones). There are default setting for each post that are specified in the category to which the post belongs. If the settings are not specified in category - then they are inherited from the overlying category. If there is no settings specified in any of the parental categories - the settings indicated in Appearance - Site Options - Sidebars will be used.
    Also in "Post Options" you can specify "Custom Post Header" and "Custom Post Description" instead standard post title and excerpt.
  • Publish this post.

News

Now, let's talk about 'News'. In our theme, news are intended to describe frequent events, where information is given very briefly. This functionality is normally used in news portals. IMPORTANT: I'll remind you once again, that if your website is not a news portal - you can publish your materials in the section "Posts" only, and you don't have to use menu "News" at all.

To use the news functionality in our theme, you need create the news stream page. To do this, you need to:

  • Go to Pages under the WordPress menu and then click on Add New.
  • Put your Title as usual ("News streampage" for example)
  • Choose "News page" as the page's template
  • In the footer of the page, you can select widget set for the main sidebar and its position for this page (to the left, to the right, or hide the sidebar)
    Page Options
    If in this fields you leave the value "Inherit" - then the sidebar settings will be determined by the theme's basic settings from the menu Appearance - Sidebars
  • Publish this page.

News stream page

In the theme settings (Menu Appearance - Site Options - News), you can assign the display style to the page with a news stream page, as well as to indicate the number of posts to be displayed on this page.

News Items

Now you can create news posts. The process of creating the posts of "News" type does not differ from the regular posts (described above). The only slight difference is that the posts of "News" type can be assigned feature "Mark as Hot!" (when putting out the widget, mark the post with the mak "Hot!").

Reviews

Theme "PrimeTime" supports reviews - articles where author can rate a subject of the review according to several criteria (up to 5 criteria).

To use the news functionality in our theme, you need create the news stream page. To do this, you need to:

  • Go to Pages under the WordPress menu and then click on Add New.
  • Put your Title as usual ("Reviews streampage" for example)
  • Choose "Reviews page" as the page's template
  • At the bottom of the page, you can select a set of widgets for the main sidebar and its position on the page (left, right, or hide the sidebar completely) :
    Page Options
    If you leave in these fields value the "Inherit" - it means that the sidebar settings will be determined by the basic settings of the theme from the menuAppearance - Sidebars
  • Publish this page.

Reviews stream page

  1. In Appearance - Theme Options - Reviews add the required number of rating criteria. These criteria will be available when editing any post in any category. If your website publishes reviews in only one direction (for example, "Movies"), then you may leave it like this
    Site Options - Reviews
  2. Of course, we understand that to evaluate different areas (music, movies, technology, etc.) you need a completely different assessment criteria. Therefore, you can override the list of criteria in each category. To do this, open Reviews - Reviews Categories, select a category you need at the bottom, in the section "Custom settings for this category" fill new criteria for evaluation.
    Reviews category options IMPORTANT: The criteria established for a category is valid for all the posts in this category and sub-categories in it.

News Items

Now, in any type of post of "Reviews" type, in section Rating you can put rating according to each the criteria:

Filter pages

Amongst entire number of posts, filter-pages allow you to select only those corresponding to one of the criteria: Video or Gallery only.

Consider the example of the "Videos filter" page. For page Galleries filter (if needed) configuration should be done the same way.

Only Videos

Let's set up an "Videos filter" page. To do this, you need to:

  • Go to Pages under the WordPress menu and then click on Add New.
  • Put your Title as usual ("Videos streampage" for example)
  • Choose "Videos stream page" as the page's template
  • Publish this page.

Now you can add this page to the menu, and users of your website will be able to pick from the entire number of posts only those containing Videos (displays all the posts (news, reviews) regardless of the type where the Post Format is equal Video); as for you - you will be able to set individual style of the page display.

You may mention the number of posts displayed on the the page with the template "Videos stream page", in the following section: Appearance - Site Options - Media in the Videos posts per page field.

Site Options - Media

Only Galleries

Galleries (Photos) Filter page is similar to "Only Videos"(see above)

You may mention the number of posts displayed on the the page with the template "Photos stream page" and select Gallery style in the following section: Appearance - Site Options - Media.

Site Options - Media

Other pages (Demo examples)

Consider the example of the "About Us" and "Contact Us" pages. For other pages (if needed) configuration should be done the same way.

About Us

Let's set up an "About Us" page. To do this, you need to:

  • Go to Pages under the WordPress menu and then click on Add New.
  • Put your Title as usual ("About Us" for example)
  • Write the desired content of the page. To add "Google Map", "Contact Form", "Our Team" etc to the page, you can use shortcodes. Here is an example of such a text page from our demo site:
    [dropcaps style='3']Qerspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium
    doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo
    inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt
    voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur. Aut odit aut fugit.[/dropcaps]
    
    Magni dolores eos qui ratione voluptatem sequi nesciunt.
    Neque porro st, qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, 
    consectetur, adipisci velit, sed. But I must explain to you how all 
    this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born 
    and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound 
    the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth.
    
    [line style='solid' top='0' bottom='36' width='100%' height='3' color='#f0f0f0']
    
    [title style='1']Out Team[/title]
    
    [team]
    [team_item photo='http://prime.themerex.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/our-team1.jpg'
          title='Martin Smith' description='Editor in Chief']
    [team_item photo='http://prime.themerex.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/our-team2.jpg'
          title='Jessiaca Vatsons' description='Art Director']
    [team_item photo='http://prime.themerex.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/our-team3.jpg' 
          title='Don Jones' description='Editor']
    [team_item photo='http://prime.themerex.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/our-team4.jpg' 
          title='Kira Franclin' description='Photographer']
    [/team]
    
    [line style='solid' top='14' bottom='34' width='100%' height='1' color='#e9e9e9']
    
    If you have any cooperation with the editors, please webvisionss@gmail.com.
    For advertising please contact the advertising department Business Press - wpspace@gmail.com
    								
  • Publish this page.
  • If you need - add this page to menu (go to Appearance - Menus).

Contact Us

Let's set up an "Contact Us" page. To do this, you need to:

  • Go to Pages under the WordPress menu and then click on Add New.
  • Put your Title as usual ("Contact Us" for example)
  • Write the desired content of the page. To add "Google Map", "Contact Form", "Our Team" etc to the page, you can use shortcodes. Here is an example of such a text page from our demo site:
    [googlemap address='25 Broadway, NY' width='100%' height='310']
    
    [contact_form title="Contact Form"  description='Mauris aliquam habitasse magna 
         a arcu eu mus sociis? Enim nunc? Integer facilisis, et eu dictumst, adipiscing
         tempor ultricies, lundium urna lacus quis.']
    								
  • Publish this page.
  • If you need - add this page to menu (go to Appearance - Menus).

Site Options

Now, let's talk about the theme's settings: Appearance - Site Options. Here you will get full control over display and functionality of the web-site.

Some groups of the settings have been described above, in the sections dedicated to the Home Page, Blog, News and Reviews.

Here we will consider the rest of the settings.

General

In this section you can set the following settings:

  • Main menu style - In this field you can select main menu display style
  • Text direction - Direction of writing the text for the language that is used on your site: ltr" - Left to right, "rtl" - Right to left. As a result, the alignment of many elements of the site and input fields will change.
  • Background type - Select "Wide" - and your website will take all the available width of the window, "Boxed" - and the pages will be limited in width, and outside of the page content you can choose a background image (check the field "Background Pattern")
  • Background Pattern - Background image for the website (used only if Background Type = Boxed)
  • Favicon - In this field, you can download a favicon for your website
  • Breadcrumbs - Wheter to display a string"Breadcrumbs" (the path to the current category (article)) in the site header
  • Show post's tags - Whether to display the section "Post's tags" (a list of tags assigned to the post) on single (detailed) page
  • Show post's author - Whether to display the section "Post's author" (picture and brief information about the author) on single (detailed) page
  • Show related posts - Whether to display the section "Related posts" (list of recent posts of the same size) on single (detailed) page
  • Show featured image - Whether to display "Featured image" in front of the post content on single (detailed) page
  • Privacy Policy post ID - ID of the article containing the "Privacy Policy" of your website
  • Theme customize - Whether to displaty the theme customization block themes for your visitors so that they could change the type of menu, choose a slider, change the background, etc.
  • Show additional filters in admin panel - Whether to add additional fields to filter posts (news, reviews) by tags and formats of posts in the dashboard of ther website

Sidebars

In this section you can set the following settings:

  • Additional sidebars count - The maximum number of additional sidebars that will be available in Appearance - Widgets
  • Select sidebar for main page - In this field you can select one of the pre-created sidebars to be displayed on the Main page of your site
  • Select sidebar for stream pages - The default position of the sidebar to display on blog stream page. IMPORTANT: You can override this setting in any category! The new setting will be applied to pages with posts of this category and all its subcategories.
  • Sidebar position for stream pages - The default position of the sidebar to be displayed on blog stream page. IMPORTANT: You can override this setting in any category! The new setting will be applied to pages with posts of this category and all its subcategories.
  • Select sidebar for single pages - The default position of the sidebar to be displayed on single (detailed) pages. IMPORTANT:You can override this setting in any category! The new setting will be applied to pages with posts of this category and all its subcategories.
  • Sidebar position for single pages (posts) - The default position of the sidebar to be displayed on single (detailed) pages. IMPORTANT:You can override this setting in any category! The new setting will be applied to pages with posts of this category and all its subcategories.

Header

In this section you can set the following settings:

  • Header Top Section - Whether to display the line with the clock, the top menu and fields Login/Logout:
    Header top
  • Header additional link text - Text for additional links in the top right corner of the title bar.
  • Header additional link URL - URL for additional link in the upper right corner of the title bar.
  • Header Search and Social Section - Whether to show a section of search and social media icons in the page header:
    Header search
  • Show subscribe form - Wheter to show in the search section the link to open the website news subbscription form.
  • Feedburner subscribe username - username in the system "Feedburner"
  • Header Middle Section - Whether to show the middle section of the site title (with site logo and banner)
    Headers middle section
  • Website Logo - In this field, you can download the image of the site logo
  • Header Banner Image - In this field, you can download an advertising banner that will be displayed in the header of the site to the right of the logo.
  • Banner custom code - Here you can enter any HTML-code to display the banner.
  • Banner URL - URL of the page where the link from the banner leads to.

Main Page

In this section you can set the following settings:

  • Show News ticker - Whether to show a creeping line of Announce with the latest published articles
  • News ticker: select category - Category where posts are taken from to be displayed in the creeping line
  • News ticker: posts count - The number of posts that appear in the creeping line
  • Show Recent news block on homepage - Whether to display the block with the latest news below the slider
  • Recent news block: select category - Category which posts are taken from to be displayed in the news block below the slider
  • Recent News block: show excerpt - Whether to show a brief description under the title of each post
  • Show First news block on homepage - Whether to show the first big news block
  • First news block: select category - Category which posts are taken to be displayed in the first big block of news
  • First news block: posts count - The number of posts that appear in the first big block of news
  • Show Second news block on homepage - Whether to show the second big news block
  • Second news block: select category - Category which posts are taken to be displayed in the second big block of news
  • Second news block: posts count - The number of posts that appear in the second big block of news
  • First and Second news blocks: show excerpt - Whether to show a brief description under the title of each post in big news blocks
  • Show Two columns news block - Whether to show on the home page of the news block in two columns
  • Two columns news block: select category for column 1 - Category owhich posts are taken from to be displayed in the first column
  • Two columns news block: select category for column 2 -Category owhich posts are taken from to be displayed in the second column
  • Two columns news block: posts count - The number of posts in each column
  • Two columns news block: show excerpt - Whether to show a brief description under the title of each post in columns
  • Show Gallery block - Whether to display the block with a gallery made ​​up of "Featured Images" of recently added posts
  • Gallery block: posts count - The number of posts in the gallery
  • Gallery block: display on click - Action taken in response to a click on an image in the gallery:
    • zoom - View a zoomed image in a popup window
    • fullpost - Switch to single (detailed) page of corresponding post
  • Show Reviews block - Whether to display the block with the latest "Reviews"
  • Reviews block: posts count - The number of posts in the block "Reviews"
  • Reviews block: show excerpt - Whether to show a brief description under the title of each post in the block "Reviews"
  • Max length for truncate posts titles - The maximum permissible length of the post title. If the title is longer than this value - it is clipped, and "..." is added in the end.
  • Max length for truncate posts descriptions - The maximum permissible length of the post description. If the title is longer than this value - it is clipped, and "..." is added in the end.

Slider

In this section you can set the following settings:

  • Active Slider - Category which posts are taken from to be displayed in the slider. IMPORTANT: As the slides "Featured images" of the posts of this category are used. If the post is not appointed "Featured image" - this post is skipped and does not participate in the building of a slider!
  • Slider Style - Slider sisplay style
  • Slides count - Number of posts used as slides
  • Animation Loop - Whether to loop the slide change or whether to stop after the last slide is shown.
  • Slideshow - Whether to run automatic slide change or change them just by pressing buttons
  • Slideshow Speed - The duration of each slide (in milliseconds). 1 sec. = 1000 msec.
  • Animation Speed - Speed of slide change
  • Paging Control Navigation - Whether to show the button with a list of slides (by pressing these buttons, you can go directly to the slide you need)
  • Previous/Next Navigation - Whether to show the buttons "Previous Slide" and "Next Slide"
  • Pause On Action - Whether to stop automatic slide change if user uses slide change management buttons.
  • Pause On Hover - Whether to stop automatic slide change if user hovers the mouse over the image

Blog

In this section, you can choose the display styles for different types of stream pages

  • Blog Page Style - Display style of a blog stream page
  • Archive Page Style - Display style of an archive page ("Daily Archive", "Monthly Archive" and "Yearly Archive").
  • Tag Page Style - Display style of "Tag page".
  • Search Page Style - Display style of the page of search results
  • Author Page Style -Display style of the page wtih the author's posts

IMPORTANT: If you use the "Style 2", at the beginning of the page a slider of the first five posts is displayed. As the slides "Featured images" of these posts are used. If the post is not appointed "Featured image" - this post is skipped and does not participate in the building of the slider!

News

In this section, you can choose the display style and the number of posts that appear on the news feed.

IMPORTANT: News feed is displayed by the page created with the template "News page". The procedure of creating such a page is described in the section "News" of this guide.

  • News Page Style - Display style of news feed.
  • News Posts Per Page - The number of posts displayed on the news feed.

IMPORTANT: If you use the "Style 2", at the beginning of the page a slider of the first five posts is displayed. As the slides "Featured images" of these posts are used. If the post is not appointed "Featured image" - this post is skipped and does not participate in the building of the slider!

Reviews

In this section you can configure the "Reviews" pages.

IMPORTANT: Review articles are displayed on the page created with the template"Reviews page". The procedure of creating such a page is described in the section"Reviews"of this manual.

  • Reviews Criteria 1-5 - The names of the criteria for rating reviews. These criteria are used by default for all reviews. If you do not fill any lines with the names of criteria - they just are not used. IMPORTANT: If you want to set other rating criteria for some category - open "Reviews - Reviews categories", open the category you need and select there the new criteria. These new criteria will be applied to all posts in this category and all its subcategories.
  • Reviews Posts Per Page - The number of posts displayed on reviews feed.
  • Reviews Criterias Levels - Levels of ratings in verbal form listed per comma. They are displayed with average estimation on Reviews Post Detail Page:
    Reviews block

Media

In this section, you can modify the settings for the media pages.

IMPORTANT: Media page, from the total number of posts, put out only posts with the format of "Video" and "Gallery". The procedure of creating these pages is described in section "Filter pages"of this manual.

  • Image dimensions - What screen resolution to use when preparing all images
    • Original - Use standard screen resolution. The maximum width of the image is 945 pixels.
    • Retina - Prepare images twice larger than the display area. IMPORTANT: Using the "Retina" suggests that you download the images on the website at least twice larger than the maximum output area (i.e. your image used for the "Featured image" should be at least 1890 pixels)
  • Gallery Style - Style of gallery display on single (detailed) page
  • Gallery Posts Per Page - Number of posts displayed on the page "Only Galleries"
  • Substitute standard Wordpress gallery - Whether to replace the original gallery on single (detailed) page with the built-in slider.
  • Video Posts Per Page - Number of posts displayed on the page "Only Videos"
  • Use Media Element script for audio and video tags - Use the script "MediaElements" to display tags <audio> and <video>. It is recommended to leave on, except when you use these tags for processing any other script.

Social links

n this section, you manage the display of links to social networks

  • Enable social media in Header - Whether to display links to your social media profiles in the upper right corner of the page - in the section "Page Header"
  • Enable social media in Footer - Whether to display links to your social media profiles in the lower right corner of the page - in the section "Page Footer"
  • Twitter, Facebook, Google+ ... URL - URL of your profiles on various social networks

Contact

In this section you manage your contact info

  • Contact Email - The email address that will receive the messages from the contact form on your site

Widgets

"PrimeTime" theme comes with four default widget sidebars. Have a look in Appearance - Widgets.

And also, due to Appearance - Site Options - Sidebars you can create up to 20 of additional sidebars. For each category, page and post you will be able to assign the sidebars to be used.

PrimeTime theme has 12 custom widgets. Have a look in Appearance - Widgets.

Custom widgets:

  1. Feedburner subscribe: Used to create a subscription to newsletter via visitor's E-mail address:
    Widget Feedburner
  2. RM - Flickr: Shows photos from your Flickr account:
    Widget Flickr
    IMPORTANT: This widget is intended for use in Site Footer
  3. RM - Followers Count: Displays the number of your subscribers (readers) in Facebook, Twitter and Feedburner.
    Widget Followers Count

    IMPORTANT:
    • Due to the fact that Twitter from June 2013 switched to the new API 1.1 and discontinued support for out-of-date API 1.0, now to get information out of this social network, you must create an account on the resource https://dev.twitter.com/apps. Then, press the button "Create a new application", fill in the requered fields and generate "Access token" and "Access token secret". As a result, you get four important core values to work withTwitter API 1.1:
      • Consumer key
      • Consumer secret
      • Access token
      • Access token secret
      You will need these fields to configure the widgets "RM - Followers Count" and "ThemeREX - Twitter2"
    • Due to the unavailability of API Feedburner you will have to update the number of its subscribers manually.
  4. RM - Latest Comment: Displays recent comments to articles on your website:
    Widget Latest Comments
  5. RM - Most Popular Posts Footer: Shows the most popular articles on your site (determined by number views)
    Widget Most Popular Posts (for Footer)
    IMPORTANT: This widget is intended for use in Site Footer
  6. RM - News Combine: This widget 3in1 - on the individual tabs you can display the latest, the most popular (viewed), and the most commented posts. In the settings of widget you can enable /disable sections, as well as choose the type of posts to display ("Posts", "News" or "Reviews").
    Widget News Combine
  7. RM - Recent Blog Posts: This widget shows the last post. It only works with blog posts (such as "Posts"). In contrast to the standard widget, it displays the featured image, the number of views and comments, as well as devides the output into pages.
    Widget Recent Blog Posts
  8. RM - Recent Photos: This widget shows the last posts with image gallery or just recently added posts with assigned "Featured Image". Works with any type of posts ("Posts", "News", "Reviews"). Output parameters are specified in the settings of the widget. If the widget is set to output gallery - click on the image in the widget goes to the single page post with gallery (IMPORTANT:selects only posts with Post-Format = "Gallery"). If the widget is configured to show the latest posts with "Featured image" - click on the image displays an enlarged version of the image in a popup window.
    Widget Recent Photos
  9. RM - Recent Videos: This widget shows the latest posts with videos.IMPORTANT: only posts with Post-Format = "Video" are selected, that are assigned "Featured Image". Works with any type of posts ("Posts", "News", "Reviews"). In the widget's settings you can specify the type of reaction on the click on the video:
    • "Open full post page" - any posts with Post-Format = "Video" get into the widget's issue, regardless of the method of insertion of video content ( tag, shortcode or through field"Custom Post Format URL" in the section "Post Options")
    • "Show video in popup" - only posts wirh Post-Format = "Video" , whose video URL is specified in the field "Custom Post Format URL" in the section "Post Options", get into the widget's issue
    Widget Recent Videos
  10. RM - Recent Reviews: This widget shows the latest "Reviews".
    Widget Recent Reviews
  11. RM - Twitter: This widget shows the latest Tweets from your Twitter-feed
    Widget Twitter

    To work properly, this version of the widget requires some preparation from your side:
    • Log into your account in Twitter
    • Press the buttonWidget Twitter Settings and in the menu appeared select "Settings"
    • Then, select section "Widgets" and press the button "Create new"
    • On the tab "User timeline" set the work of widget and copy the HTML codes of the widget (or its ID)
    • Save changes
    Now go back to the Dashboard of your website and in the settings widget "RM - Twitter" paste the copied code into the block "Twitter Widget Code" or copied ID in the field "Twitter Widget ID"
  12. ThemeREX - Twitter2: This widget shows the last Tweets from your Twitter-feed using the API 1.1 (entered into force in June 2013)
    Widget Twitter

    For its work, this version of the widget requires creating "Twitter Application" and obtaining the appropriate codes. Due to the fact that Twitter from June 2013 switched to the new API 1.1 and discontinued support of out-of-date API 1.0, now to get information out of this social network, you must create an account on the resource https://dev.twitter.com/apps. Then, click the "Create a new application", fill in the required fields and generate "Access token" and "Access token secret". As a result, you will get four important core values to work with Twitter API 1.1:
    • Consumer key
    • Consumer secret
    • Access token
    • Access token secret
    You will need these fields to configure the widgets "RM - Followers Count" and "ThemeREX - Twitter2"

Shortcodes

Shortcodes are a cool feature in WordPress that essentially allows you to do some pretty incredible things by just inserting a shortcode into a page or post. Using Shortcodes is a breeze, just insert one where you want the relevant content to show up.

The theme comes pre-packed with a number of shortcodes allowing you to add the info easier.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure to always start new shortcodes on new lines. Most of the time you wont encounter any errors if you don't do that but unfortunately WordPress does mess up the html sometimes. This is true for all shortcodes, but the inline ones like highlight, those are the only ones that don't need a new paragraph.

Please note that almost all the shortcodes allow parameter id - unique id for element

Here's a list of the shortcodes included in PrimeTime theme.

Accordion

Creates blocks of the "accordion" type . Attention: at the same time only one of the blocks can be open

Parameters:

  • style - (number). Accordion style (1 or 2).
  • initial - (number). The number of the initially open block (from 1 to the number of blocks). Attention: if you want make so, that all accordion item are closed initially - write parameter initial greatest, than items count!
  • title - (string). Applied only for the shortcode [accordion_item]. Contains the title for the current element as favorite.
[accordion style="2" initial="2"]
[accordion_item title="Et adipiscing integer"]Et adipiscing integer, scelerisque pid.[/accordion_item]
[accordion_item title="A pulvinar ut"]A parturient enim porta ut sed, mus amet nunc.[/accordion_item]
[accordion_item title="Duis sociis"]Duis sociis, elit odio dapibus nec.[/accordion_item]
[/accordion]

Audio

Inserts an audio file.

Parameters:

  • url or src - (string). URL of an audio file
  • controls - (number). Whether to display the playback controls. The value can be 0 or 1.
[audio src="http://somesite.com/audio/filename.mp3" controls="1"]

Columns

Creates columns in the text

Parameters:

  • count - (number). The number of columns in the generated block. IMPORTANT: Inside the block [columns] ... [/columns] the number of blocks [column_item] ... [/column_item] must correspond to the parameter count.
  • span - (number). Applied only to the shortcode [column_item]. Indicates the number of merged columns.
[columns count="2"]
[column_item]Et adipiscing integer, scelerisque pid, augue mus vel tincidunt porta.[/column_item]
[column_item]A pulvinar ut, parturient enim porta ut sed, mus amet nunc, in.[/column_item]
[/columns]
[columns count="4"]
[column_item]Et adipiscing integer, scelerisque pid, augue mus vel tincidunt porta.[/column_item]
[column_item span="2"]This column's width twice enlarges. A pulvinar ut, parturient enim porta ut sed, mus amet nunc, in.[/column_item]
[column_item]A pulvinar ut, parturient enim porta ut sed, mus amet nunc, in.[/column_item]
[/columns]

Contact form

Display Contact form

Parameters:

  • title - (string). The Contact form's title
  • description - (string). The Contact form's description. Displayed under title.
[contact_form title="Contact Form" description="Mauris aliquam habitasse magna a arcu eu mus sociis"]

Dropcaps

Used to create the dropcaps effect - special highlighting of the first letter in a paragraph.

Parameters:

  • style - (number). Display style of the first letter. The value can be 1, 2 or 3. If not specified - use 1.
[dropcaps]Paragraph text[/dropcaps] [dropcaps style="2"]Paragraph text[/dropcaps]

Google Map

Displays Google map at the address you specified

Parameters:

  • address - (string). The address to which you want to display the map
  • width - (number). Map frame width (in pixels or percents)
  • height - (number). Map frame height (in pixels)
[googlemap address="25 Broadway, New York" width="400" height="300"]

Hide

Hide any html block with desired selector (id and/or classes combination).

IMPORTANT: For advanced users only! Careless hide of objects can disrupt the design of your site. Be extremely careful.

Parameters:

  • selector - (string). Id and/or classes combination (CSS-selector)
[hide selector="#sidebar .calendar"]

Highlight

Used to highlight a text with the font's color and / or background.

Parameters:

  • color - (string). The color of the text. You can specify the color (white|black|red|blue|green|brown|... - up to 140 styles) ot its code in format #rrggbb, where rr is a hexademical value of the red component, gg - a hexademical value of the green component, bb - a hexademical value of the blue component
  • backcolor - (string). The background color of the text. The same parameter as color.
[highlight color="white" backcolor="red"]highlighted text[/highlight]

Image

Inserts an image into the text, pressing it (image) to the left or right edge of the text, and the next image text flows around it on the opposite side.

Parameters:

  • src - (string). URL of the image
  • width - (number). the image's width (in pixels).
  • height - (number). the image's height (in pixels).
  • title - (string). Text at the bottom of the image.
  • align - (string). Alignment of the image. It can take one of the following values​​: left|right
[image src="images/1200.jpg" width="300" height="150" title="Funny cat" align="left"]

Infobox

Creates different types of messages.

Parameters:

  • style - (string). The infobox style. It can take one of the following values: regular|info|success|error|result. If this parameter is not specified - it gets 'regular'
  • static - (number). Sign of the static block. If this parameter is set to 0 - right in the block there is a button "x" and the block may be closed (disappear) when you click on it. If this parameter is not specified - it gets 1.
[infobox style='regular' static='1']Highlight text here[/infobox]

Line

It creates the link of the set style

Parameters:

  • style - (string). The line style. It can take one of the following values: none|solid|dashed|dotted|double|groove|ridge|inset|outset
  • width - (number).The line width. It can be set in pixels (simply specify the number) or as a percentage of the page width (specify number with percents). If this parameter is not specified - it gets100%.
  • height - (number). Line width (in pixels)
  • color - (string). The color line. You can specify the color (white|black|red|blue|green|brown|... - up to 140 styles) ot its code in format #rrggbb, where rr is a hexademical value of the red component, gg - a hexademical value of the green component, bb - a hexademical value of the blue component
  • top - (number). Top margin (in pixels) - space before line
  • bottom - (number). Bottom margin (in pixels) - space after line
[line style='solid' top='10' bottom='10' width='100%' height='1' color='#FF0000']

List

Creates lists of different styles

Parameters:

  • style - (string). List display style. It can take one of the following values​​: regular|check|bad|star. Can be used both ih a shortcode [list] to set the style of all the elements of the list, and in the shortcode [list_item] to change the style of one item in the list.
  • title - (string). Used only in the shortcode [list_item] to indicate the pop-up tip of the item in the list.
[list style="check"]
[list_item]Et adipiscing integer.[/list_item]
[list_item]A pulvinar ut, parturient enim porta ut sed, mus amet nunc, in.[/list_item]
[list_item style="star"]Duis sociis, elit odio dapibus nec, dignissim purus est magna integer.[/list_item]
[list_item]Nec purus, cras tincidunt rhoncus proin lacus porttitor rhoncus.[/list_item]
[/list]

Quote

Used to emphasize the big and small quotes in the text.

Parameters:

  • style - (number). The style of citations disply. It may be 1 or 2.
  • cite - (string). URL of the site with the original.
[quote]Et adipiscing integer, augue mus vel tincidunt porta[/quote] [quote style="2" cite="http://somesite.com"]Et adipiscing integer, augue mus vel tincidunt porta[/quote]

Section

Surrounds the selected text to the block and gives it the properties of a given style.

Parameters:

  • id - (string). ID of the block
  • style - (string). CSS-style for the generated block
[section id="mini_window" style="width:200px;height:100px;overflow:auto;"]Et tincidunt porta[/section]

Slider

And one more feature of our theme - shortcode "Slider". It can display all posts from a specific category as a slider.

Let us examine its parameters:

  • slider_name - (string). Slider name(without spaces) - can be anything, but must be unique within the page (post). Must be specified!
  • slider_id - (string). Slug of the category, which puts out the most recent (or the first) posts added.
  • slider_type - (string). Post's type for the category above.
  • style - (number). The slider style: 1, 2 or 3
  • count - (number). The number of posts displayed from the category (if engine=flex)
[slider slider_name="test_slider" slider_id="slider_1" slider_type="slider"] [slider slider_name="news_slider" slider_id="hot_news" slider_type="news"]

Table

Displays the table

[table]
Paste here table content, generated on one of many public internet resources, for example:
http://html-tables.com/
or http://tablegen.nfshost.com/
or http://www.impressivewebs.com/html-table-code-generator/
[/table]

Tabs

Creates blocks with tabs

Parameters:

  • tab_names - (string). Headlines tabs listed per the sign "|" (vertical bar)
  • style - (number). Style of the tabs (1 or 2)
  • initial - (number). The number of previously open tabs (from 1 to the number of tabs)
[tabs tab_names="Planning|Development|Support" initial="2"]
[tab]Randomised words which don't look even slightly believable.[/tab]
[tab]Fact reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when.[/tab]
[tab]Distracted by the readable content of a page when. Looking at its layout.[/tab]
[/tabs]

Team

Displays the members of your team (photo with description)

Parameters:

  • photo - (string). URL of the picture of the team's member (only for shortcode [team_item])
  • title - (string). Name (title) of the team's member (only for shortcode [team_item])
  • description - (string). Description of the team's member (only for shortcode [team_item])
[team style="big"]
[team_item photo="http://martha_photo_url" title="Martha" description="Short description for Martha"]
[team_item photo="http://john_photo_url" title="John" description="Short description for John"]
[team_item photo="http://mike_photo_url" title="Mike" description="Short description for Mike"]
[/team]

Title

Generates standard html title tag.

Parameters:

  • style - (number). The title level from 1 to 6
[title style="1"]Title text here[/title] [title style="6"]Title text here[/title]

Toggles

Creates blocks of type "toggles". Comparing to the "accordion" you can close all the blocks or open more than one.

Parameters:

  • initial - (number). The number of the initially open block (from 1 to the number of blocks)
  • title - (string). Applied only for the shortcode [toggle_item]. Contains the title for the current element as favorite.
[toggles initial="1"]
[toggles_item title="Et adipiscing integer"]Et adipiscing integer, scelerisque pid.[/toggles_item]
[toggles_item title="A pulvinar ut"]A pulvinar ut, porta ut sed, mus amet nunc.[/toggles_item]
[toggles_item title="Duis sociis"]Duis sociis, elit odio dapibus nec.[/toggles_item]
[/toggles]

Tooltip

Used to create pop-up tips that appear when you hover over a given piece of text.

Parameters:

  • title - (string). Tooltip text.
[tooltip title="Tooltip text here"]Et adipiscing integer[/tooltip]

Video

Inserts a video file from one of the most popular video hosting services - youtube or vimeo.

Parameters:

  • url or src - (string). URLof a video file
  • width - (number). Video frame width in pixels or percent.
  • height - (number). Video frame height in pixels
[video url="http://vimeo.com/20245032" width="350" height="170"]

Demo Content

We've included XML file PrimeTime_Demo_Content.xml with content from our demo site that you can find in DemoContent folder inside the archive that you have downloaded from ThemeForest.

To import this information into a WordPress site follow these steps:

  1. Log in to that site as an administrator.
  2. Go to Tools: Import in the WordPress admin panel.
  3. Install the "WordPress" importer from the list.
  4. Activate & Run Importer.
  5. Upload the file "PrimeTime_Demo_Content.xml" file using the form provided on that page.
  6. You will first be asked to map the authors in this export file to users on the site. For each author, you may choose to map to an existing user on the site or to create a new user.
  7. WordPress will then import each of the posts, pages, comments, categories, etc. contained in this file into your site.

IMPORTANT: After importing the demo content it is necessary to do the following:

  1. If you just installed the theme- open Appearance - Site Options and press the button "Save All Changes" (even if you haven't changed anything in the settings)
  2. Open Appearance - Menus, got o the tab "Manage Locations" and select (assign) position for each of the three menus: "Header Menu", "Main Menu" and "Footer Menu". Press "Save changes".

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.

  • Fonts:
    • Open Sans (non standard)
    • Monaco (non standard)
    • Arial (standard)
    • Times New Roman (standard)

All non standard fonts are from Google Web Fonts and Fontello icons set

We have used the pictures from:
http://www.bigstockphoto.com/

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

PSD Files

We've included 21 PSD files with this theme. All PSD files you can find in the folder PSD

Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this theme. As I said at the beginning, I'd be glad to help you if you have any questions relating to this theme. No guarantees, but I'll do my best to assist. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to email via our user page contact form from our Profile Page on ThemeForest. Thank you so much!

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