“CollageStudio Wordpress Theme” Documentation by “Justin” v1.0

Created: 03/19/2011
By: Justin Young
Email: justinyoung44@gmail.com.

Thank you for purchasing my theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to email via my user page contact form here. Thanks so much!

Table of Contents

  1. Basic Setup
  2. Site Structure/Layout
  3. JavaScript
  4. How to Post to the Blog
  5. How to setup Slider & Featured Post Section
  6. How to add Pages/Templates & Menus & Portfolio
  7. Below Slider Sections
  8. Shortcodes & Widgets
  9. Credits

A) Basic Setup - top

B) Site Structure/Layout - top

From top to bottom, left to right:

C) JavaScript - top

A quick list of the javascript files used throughout:

D) How to Post to the Blog - top

For each blog post, you have several choices of what "content" you want to post. You can post just an image, or an image with audio, or an image with video, or just text - with no image at all. In each case, you will use the Featured Image uploader (found to the right of the new post screen):

When you want to differentiate between audio or video, simply add a link to the custom meta box with the corresponding title:

When you would like to use the single page image slider (if you want more images on the single page...), then you use the custom meta box "Slideshow Image #1", "Slideshow Image #2", etc:

Here is a quick videocast on how to do what we've discussed:

E) How to setup Slider & Featured Post Section - top

The main image slider has it's own post area, as does the portfolio, and the featured posts. You can find these tabs on the same side as the regular post area:

For the slider, you simply copy and paste the url of the image, add a link, and if you want, add a caption. The featured posts operate exactly the same way as the regular posts section, as discussed above. You have the same options for audio, video, etc. And you use the Featured Image uploader to show and display images.

Here is a quick videocast on how to do what we've discussed:

F) How to add Pages/Templates & Menus & Portfolio - top

In CollageStudio you have a variety of pages/templates. For example, to create a specific Featured Post page, you simply create a new page, then in the "Page Attributes" on the right hand side of the screen, choose "Featured Post". Do the same for the Portfolio page. And the same for the other page template options. You then can create a menu by visiting Appearance > Menus > and create a new menu, then selecting menu items. For an easy way to see this working, and to show you how to do it, follow this quick screencast:

G) Below Slider Sections - top

As you can see in the demonstration, there is a section below the slider that shows three areas with headers/icons, then a quick paragraph of text. You can set this area up in the Collage Options area. You have a choice of icons and a choice not to use any icons at all. Here's an image of what to look for:

H) Shortcodes & Widgets - top

To use the Shortcodes, you will see a small box in the upper right corner:

The widgets can be found in Appearance > Widgets.

I) Credits - top

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 a more general question relating to the themes on ThemeForest, you might consider visiting the forums and asking your question in the "Item Discussion" section.

Justin Young from Siiimple - A minimalist css design gallery

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