The first thing you need to do when you want to install a new WordPress theme is to login to your site admin page. Once there, go to Appearance -> Themes. Here, you will see all the themes you have currently installed in your application. To add another one, simply click on the Install Themes tab. Upload the zip file from your local hard drive.
If you want to use the theme with all available features (Custom post types,shortcodes,widgets,page builder...etc), you should upload and activate all the required plugins. After the installation of the theme, you will see a message about this. Click "Begin Installing Plugins", install the plugins and activate them.
Loading Demo Content
Go to Appearance->Import Demo Data and click on the Import button only once and wait, it can take a couple of minutes.
Creating Front Page & Blog Page
First of all, you should create a static page for your frontpage display.
After that, go to Settings->Reading and select in the drop-down box this page for the front page display.
To create a blog page, create another blank page (select default page template).
After that go to Settings->Reading and select in the drop-down box the name of the Page that will now contain your Posts. If you do not select a Page here, your Posts will only be accessible via other navigation features such as category, calendar, or archive links.
You can upload your logo from Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Settings -> Logo&Menus. You can play with "Logo Width" value to change your logo size.
- Default Template
- "Default template" is a standard page template.
- There isn't a page title field and there isn't any additional spacing around the page content on this page template. It is useful if you want to create a page from scratch with Elementor (For example; homepage).
With WordPress Customizer, you can drastically change the appearance and functionality of your website from one, manageable interface. That includes making changes to page elements including your site title, theme settings, background image, colors, menus etc.
You can find all theme settings in Appearance->Customizer->Theme Settings.
This section contains some general settings such as primary color, default font size, font family etc.
2) Logo & Menus
Logo: You can add your logo to your website from this section. To change your logo size, just play with "Logo width" values.
Info Boxes: You can use this field to add your contact information or working hours to the top bar.
Background Colors: You can change the background color of the top bar and the main menu.
You can customize your header from this section.
There are some features which can be used in blog pages in the theme. You can enable/disable these features from this section.
"Slugs" are the parts of your urls. They are important for SEO. For example, a default doctor page url is something like the following;
You can change these slugs from this section.
Medicona is fully compatible with Woocommerce.
Footer settings are in this section.
In WordPress 5.0, the classic content editor was replaced with a brand new block editor, known as Gutenberg. If you are an unexperienced Gutenberg user, we suggest you to read the following article;How to Use the New WordPress Block Editor
Header Background Image
You can add custom background images to your posts/pages. You can change default header image from theme settings.
An excerpt in WordPress is a term used for article summary with a link to the whole entry. An excerpt can be auto generated by a WordPress theme.
Another way to create excerpts for a WordPress post is by entering the summary of an article in Excerpt field on Post Edit screen. This field is not displayed in the post edit screen by default. To enable it a user needs to click on Screen Options button on the top right corner of post edit screen and then enable it.
The Featured Image (also known as post thumbnail) is a WordPress theme feature which allows you to add a representative image to the posts.
Gutenberg Gallery Block
You can create image galleries using Gutenberg gallery block;
To enable lighbox, you should link the gallery items to the media files (Lightbox with PhotoSwipe plugin is required);
Elementor Page Builder
Medicona is fully compatible with Elementor plugin. Elementor is the best WordPress Page Builder, with over 1000000 active installs. You can create a beautiful website using a simple, intuitive drag and drop Interface.
Medicona Elementor widgets;
Custom Medicona widgets (MC) are in "Medicona" tab.
Mailchimp Sign-up Form
To use this widget, you should upload/activate Mailchimp for WordPress plugin.
There is a custom post type which allows you to create profiles for your doctors.
You can edit these pages using Gutenberg or Elementor. If you want to use Elementor, make sure that you've enabled Elementor for "Doctors";
You can use this like categories to organize your team. You can filter results in widgets using departments. Also, each department has its own page.
Medicona is compatible with the following plugins;
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Lightbox with PhotoSwipe
This plugin is a simple integration of PhotoSwipe to WordPress.
Contact Form 7
Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
Mailchimp for WordPress
MailChimp for WordPress, the absolute best. Subscribe your WordPress site visitors to your MailChimp lists, with ease.
Autoptimize speeds up your website and helps you save bandwidth by aggregating and minimizing JS, CSS and HTML.