Plumbing WordPress Theme

  • Created : 8th December 2019
  • Author by : Stronghold Themes
  • Support via Email : strongholdthemes@gmail.com
  • Thank you for purchasing this theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to contact us. Thank you very much!

WordPress Information #back to top

Before you can install and use this theme, you will need to setup and install WordPress on your server. The links below can provide useful information on setting up WordPress as well as some general information on the WordPress platform.

Plumbit Requirements #back to top

Before you begin installing the theme, you should make sure that the PHP configuration limits of your hosting meet the minimum requirements outlined below. Although the theme may still install in some cases, if you run into any trouble while importing demo content it maybe because of your PHP configuration limits.

  • upload_max_filesize 32M
  • post_max_size 32M
  • max_execution_time 90
  • memory_limit 128M

FTP Theme Installation #back to top

  1. Unzip the plumbit.zip file to get the plumbit theme folder
  2. Use your ftp client to navigate to the themes folder. To do this click the (wp-content) folder then click the themes folder.
  3. Upload the plumbit folder to the themes folder
  4. Login to the WordPress admin dashboard.
  5. Click Appearance => Themes.
  6. Click the Activate button by the Plumbit theme.

WordPress Dashboard Installation #back to top

  1. Login
  2. Click Appearance => Themes => Add New

  3. Click Upload Theme

  4. Click Choose File then navigate to where the theme is downloaded and choose plumbit.zip to upload it.
  5. Next click Install Now to begin the installation process.

  6. When the installation is finished click Activate to complete the process.

Required Plugin Installation #back to top

After installing and activating the theme you will be presented with a message indicating that the theme requires some plugins. You should install these plugins for optimal usage of the theme.

  1. To install these plugin, first click Begin installing plugins.

  2. Click the checkbox next to each plugin you want to install then choose Install from the dropdown and click Apply.

  3. All required plugins should now be installed and activated.

How to Update Theme #back to top

The theme can be updated using one of the methods mentioned below.

  1. FTP Theme Upgrade
  2. Dashboard Theme Upgrade
  3. Envato Market Plugin

FTP Theme Upgrade

The process of updating the theme via FTP will be the same as the FTP upload installation, so you can repeat those steps to update the theme.

When working with WordPress your content (pages, posts, menus and custom post type posts) and custom theme option styles and settings are stored in the database not the theme files. This means that deleting the theme folder then re uploading it will not delete your content.

Dashboard Theme Upgrade

You can follow the steps below to update the theme using your dashboard.

  1. Appearance => Themes. Activate Twenty Nineteen theme. (You can't delete a theme while it is active)
  2. Click the Plumbit theme to view theme details. In the bottom right click Delete to delete the old version of the theme.
  3. After deleting the theme, click Add New, to the top of the themes page.
  4. Next click Upload Theme then click Choose File to select the theme zip folder. Then click Install Now.
  5. After it is finished installing click Activate to finish.
  6. You can also repeat these steps to add the included child theme.

When working with WordPress your content (pages, posts, menus and custom post type posts) and custom theme option styles and settings are stored in the database not the theme files. This means that deleting the theme folder then re uploading it will not delete your content.

Envato Market Plugin

To update the theme using the Envato market plug-in you first need to make sure you have it installed and activated.

  1. From the WordPress dashboard click Envato Market.
  2. Next click generate a personal token to create an Envato API personal token.
  3. On the next screen use your Themeforest login information to sign in. Then enter a token name and click Create Token.
  4. Paste the generated token in Token field in the Envato market plug-in and click Save Changes.
  5. With this plug-in setup you will receive theme updates automatically in your dashboard.

Demo Importation #back to top

You can follow the steps below to import demo data.

  1. Go to Appearance => Plumbit Demo Data Import
  2. Next click Import Demo Data then Yes, import.

Elementor Setup #back to top

  1. From the WordPress dashboard, click Elementor => Settings.
  2. Select the post types you wish to use with Elementor by clicking the checkbox.
  3. Next click the checkboxes to disable default colors and fonts.
  4. Click Save Changes to finish.

Page Options #back to top

When editing your posts you will have additional page options that allow you to customize the structure of the page. To access them just scroll down to the Page Options & Page Layout sections.

From here you can:

  1. Change the layout of the page.
  2. Choose which sidebar displays on the page.
  3. Enable or disabled the page header.
  4. Enable or disabled the page padding.
  5. Set page header background image
  6. Set page caption and color
  7. Enable or disabled the page breadcrumb.
  8. Enable or disabled the page title and set its alignment
  9. Set page title color

Theme Options #back to top

The Theme Options panel in this theme is built using the WordPress Customizer and it can be found by going to Appearance => Customize.

From there you will find the relevant theme options divided into the following sections:

  1. General
  2. Header
  3. Styling
  4. Contacts & Social
  5. Shop
  6. Footer
  7. Blog
  8. 404
  9. Typography

General #back to top

In the General section of the theme options, you can make changes to the site such as:

  • Change the copyright text found in the footer
  • Change the site default site layout
  • Change the site layout style
  • Turn On/Off the back to top button

Styling #back to top

The Styling section is divided into 3 sub-sections:

  1. General Styling
  2. Header Styling
  3. Footer Styling

In the General Styling section you can:

  • Change the site Primary Color
  • Change the site Secondary Color
  • Change the site Background Color
  • Change the site Background Image
  • Add custom CSS to the site

In the Header Styling section you can:

  • Change the Top Header Background Color
  • Change the Top Header Text Color
  • Change the Top Header Icon Color
  • Change the Main Navigation Links Color
  • Change the Main Navigation Dropdown Links Color
  • Change the Main Navigation Background Color
  • Change the Header Area Background Color
  • Change the Header Contact Icons Color
  • Change the Header Contact Description Color
  • Change the Header Contact Title Color
  • Change the Mega Menu Background Color
  • Change the Mega Menu Background Image
  • Change the Sticky Header Links Color
  • Change the Sticky Header Dropdown Links Color
  • Change the Sticky Header Background Color

In the Footer Styling section you can:

  • Change the Footer Widget Area Background Color
  • Change the Footer Widget Area Background Image
  • Change the Footer Widget Area Text Color
  • Change the Bottom Footer Text Color
  • Change Bottom Footer Background Color

Contacts & Social #back to top

The Contacts & Social section is divided into 4 sub-sections:

  1. Contact Information
  2. Social Networks
  3. Social Links
  4. Google Maps

In the Contact Information section you can:

  • Change the call us text and icon
  • Change the address text and icon
  • Change the opening hours text and icon
  • Change the quote title and page

In the Social Networks section you can:

  • Enable and Disable required social networks

In the Social Links section you can:

  • Add social links
  • Add custom social icons

In the Google Maps section you can:

  • Add your Google Maps API

In the Shop section you can:

  • Turn On and Off the shop page header
  • Change the shop page caption
  • Change the shop page title alignment
  • Change the shop page header image
  • Change the shop page breadcrumb
  • Change the shop page layout
  • Change the single product layout
  • Change the number of products on the shop page
  • Change the number of items per row
  • Turn On and Off Catalog mode
  • Turn On and Off the cart icon in the main menu
  • Turn On and Off the cart icon in the mobile main menu
  • Turn On and Off the products share bar

In the Blog section you can:

  • Turn On and Off featured images on single posts
  • Turn On and Off the read more button
  • Turn On and Off single posts navigation
  • Turn On and Off post meta info
  • Turn On and Off the share bar
  • Turn On and Off related posts and edit related posts title
  • Turn On and Off the author box below posts

In the 404 section you can:

  • Change the 404 page title
  • Change the 404 page text

Typography #back to top

This section is available when you install the Easy Google Fonts plugin. https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-google-fonts/

How to set a Homepage #back to top

  1. From the Dashboard go to Appearance=>Customize=>Homepage Settings
  2. Next click A static page
  3. For the Front page displays option select A static page then select the page from the Front page dropdown.

How to add a service#back to top

  1. From the WordPress dashboard, click Services.
  2. Next Click Add New.
  3. You will be presented with a screen similar to the one below.

  4. Click Set Featured image to set an image for the service. Use the Service category section to assign categories to the service and the Add title field allows you to give the service a title.
  5. Scroll down to the Service Options section to give the service a short description and assign an icon to the service.

  6. When finished click Publish to create the service.
  7. Next you will need to add content to the service, to do this click the Edit with Elementor button.

  8. Use the widgets on the left to customize your page then click the Update button when you are finished. Check out the Elementor documentation here for more details on how to work with Elementor.

Using Poedit to translate the theme #back to top

  1. Visit http://poedit.net/download to download a copy of Poedit for your system and install it.
  2. Run Poedit and click Create new translation.

  3. Navigate to the download package and go to plumbit/languages. Click on either the default.po or default.pot file.
  4. Choose the language you wish to translate the theme to.

  5. Click on each row of text to highlight the untranslated text and enter the translated text in the Translation field.

  6. When you have finished translating the required text click Save to save the file, this will create a .po and .mo file. It is important that the name you give the file is the same as the WordPress Locale for your language. For example for French the WordPress Locale is fr_FR, for Spanish it is es_ES. For a full list of these locale names visit http://wpcentral.io/internationalization/.
  7. With the files saved you need to navigate to the theme’s languages folder on your server. Its address should be wp-content/themes/plumbit/languages. Add both the saved .po and .mo files to this directory.
  8. Go to your WordPress dashboard then click Settings -> General. Scroll down to Site Language. From the list choose the language you wish to translate the site to.

  9. Click Save Changes to Finish.

Using Loco Translate to translate the theme #back to top

  1. To use Loco translate to translate your theme, you first need to install it. To do this click Plugins then Add New.
  2. Next search for Loco Translate then install and activate it.
  3. After Loco translate is installed and activated click Loco translate from the dashboard then click Plumbit.

  4. Next click the New language link.
  5. Select your language from the dropdown then click Start translating

  6. Click the strings of text in the Source Text field you wish to translate and enter the translated version in the field provided.
  7. Repeat this for all the strings then click Save to finish.

Images Used#back to top