One of the most common mistakes is actually not installing the correct theme folder. Be sure that the folder you are uploading is named - "JAZ". It should say nothing besides "JAZ". If you have accidentally uploaded a different folder (usually the original download folder with all the documentation, licenses, etc.) you will receive an error indicating that a stylesheet is missing. So be careful :)
It's often requested to have available dummy content to make it easier to get started on your site. We have provided this data in the main folder named - "sample-date.xml".
Note: This plugin does not import images and place them in posts. You have to put the images into the posts themselves. Yes, it's a hassle, but it's better than nothing :)
JAZ comes with a variety of plugins to enhance the functionality of your site. Only the highest quality and most vetted plugins are provided with Siiimple themes. Not all are required in order for the theme to work as intended, but there are few that are.
After you have uploaded and activated the JAZ theme, you will be prompted with a notice that indicates both Required & Recommended plugins that are available with the theme. That notice looks like this:
Click the "Begin installing plugins" link. Click the checkbox preceding the Plugin title, as shown below, then choose Install, then click Apply. Once the plugins are installed, you can do the same process, except choose Activate. All the plugins will be activated and ready to go.
You will then notice that WooCommerce offers to auto setup basic pages to get your shop started. Just press the Install WooCommerce button.
Now, go to the Jaz Options area (bottom of main menu on the left of the admin screen) > click General Settings > Click Save Settings
Some common WordPress information.
You when you first install JAZ you will need to setup your home page that allows for the widgetized layout. The home page as it exists upon installation is simply a collection of your posts. But to setup the home page as you see it in the demo, with the wigetized, dynamic layout that allows you to utilize the Super Widget, you must follow these steps:
JAZ's mega menu has some unique features. Be sure to choose a Header Layout. Go to Jaz Options > Header Layout > Choose option.
There are four different featured section options to choose from. Go to Appearance > Jaz Options > Featured Section. Each section pulls posts based on which categories those posts have. You can choose one category or all of them or some and not all.
JAZ comes with a variety of options for the framework of the home page and also the style of the homepage.
Each layout is widget controlled. Meaning you add content for the main content area and also the sidebar through Appearance > Widgets. There are 10 Widget Areas available.
The Main Content uses the Super Widget to display a combination of layouts, posts from categories, post sizes, etc.
The dark gray boxes indicate the Main Content area in the general layout. The light blue areas indicate the Secondary Content areas.
The "Super Widget" is the heart of JAZ. This widget can be added unlimited number of times to different widget areas - more commonly in the Main Content widget area. You can play, mix & match, show different meta data, add intro text, etc.
Each individual widget is easy to customize. Show intro text, text that shows below the title of the widget, by going to Customs > Intro Text. Also, easily add custom styles by using the Custom Script & Stylesheet input area.
JAZ comes with two carousels that show in the header and footer, a carousel that can be shown in the menu when the second menu option is selected, but also can be configured and removed in the JAZ Options area. Go to Appearance > Jaz Options > Carousels.
There are 3 header layouts available with JAZ. Go to Appearance > Jaz Options > Header Layouts > Choose 1 of 3 different layout options. The logo uploader is on Appearance > Jaz Options > Home Settings and is optimal at 242px width and 124px height. You can also change the background color of the logo area to accommodate the styling of your logo.
To create a gallery template:
Pages & Posts are standard to all WordPress sites. With JAZ are some added meta options for every post and page. You can find these options directly below the content area of any new page or new post.
Finally, thank you for your purchase in JAZ. If you need any support, please feel free to setup an account at Siiimple Support. This theme is dedicated to my beautiful 8 year old lab retriever named Jasmine, who we sadly lost to cancer after a perfect 8 years of love, loyalty, companionship.