Thank you for downloading Alphabet. We appreciate it so much!
Alphabet is an awesome solution for bloggers, individual persons and corporations to descripe their work, share projects and much more.
Make sure your hosting meets the following requirements (the same as WP requirements):
- PHP version 5.2.4 or greater (recommended: PHP 5.4 or greater)
- MySQL version 5.0 or later
- Turning off Notices & Warnings is recommended
- The mod_rewrite Apache module is recommended
- Memory limit set up at least 64MB
- upload_max_filesize at least 70MB
- Please check your permissions to write to the theme folder
When you download Alphabet, you get next items:
This section open important issues: What are your first steps after theme purchase? In principle, there are 10 important steps you should do:
Axisway provides an instruction of how to install and start using Alphabet.
First, you should install theme the standard way via WordPress admin panel just in five steps:
Go to: “Appearance > Themes > Add new”
Choose theme file from the WP folder which is in the Zip file you downloaded
Click “Install now”
Click “Activate” right after theme successfully installed.
Second method is to install theme via FTP. There are 3 steps to do this:
Extract main theme zip-file - Alphabet.zip.
Simply drag and drop extracted theme folder into wp-content > themes.
Go to WordPress admin panel > Appearance > Themes and activate Alphabet.
While you downloading WordPress, you fill mandatory fields such as “Site name”, “Username” and “Your e-mail”. Well, you have an opportunity to change this data via WordPress admin panel. Go to Settings > General tab and change aforementioned fields and some other settings, like date format, registering option, default role for new users etc. You are able to use Alphabet admin panel to specify general site data.
First page is like the face of your site, so do remember, that many visitors evaluate exactly first - or front page of your site and decide whether take their time to read more pages/posts or just go away. That’s why be careful, while choosing front page of your site - it should be pretty-look, relevant to your site content page, that will be able to briefly introduce site to new visitors or can be simply interesting for them.
To set front page follow next steps:
Go to admin panel in WordPress > Settings > Reading
Choose Front page displays - Your latest posts (e.g. you want to keep visitors attention on your posts) or select “A static page” option, which give you an opportunity to set any early created page as a front page.
If you want to change your front page, just go to WordPress > Settings > Reading and select your latest posts or any page from a dropdown menu in “A static page” option.
To create new page or post, go to WordPress Admin Panel > Pages(Posts) and click on “Add new”. Then enter title and text to specified fields.
WordPress provides default features you will be able to set, such as:
Save page/post as a draft
See page/post preview (keep in mind, that this option show changes, but doesn’t save - them)
To publish for the first time or to save changes for next times, click on Publish/ Update
Adjust Status, Visibility and date/time you want to publish page/post
If you want to delete page/post, please click on “Move to trash “
Display or hide different features for each page/post via Screen Options.
We upgraded some features and add new ones, see the list below:
Custom fields - set page structure by using simple rules (right/yes, yes/no, the name of header skin you want to display)
Use Screen Options in the right top corner to show all features you can adjust. To display option in the post settings, please select checkbox left to this option:
Excerpts - short description
Trackbacks Option - automatic notification to blog you link to
Post/Page format (Link format, Quote format, Video format, Audio format)
Custom Fields - add new custom field
Discussion - comments settings
Comments - add new comment
Tags - add new or use most
Option Sidebar - enable/disable sidebar and sidebar settings
Featured Image - header image of your post
WP admin panel gives you a possibility to work with comments for all or for specific pages.
Disable comments for all pages in admin panel as default settings.
Please, navigate to: “Settings > Discussions” and click “Allow people to post comments on new articles”.
So you will disallow to add new comments for new posts published after this changes.
Disable comments for specific pages
First you need to open Screen Option(1) at the right top corner of the edit page of post. And then click on the right option to allow or to disallow comments on this post (2).
If you want to disable comment for all or separated pages/posts from desired section, please do the following:
Go to section where you want to disallow comment. Then mark all pages and select Edit Option, click on “Apply”
Alphabet Theme is more flexible due to our custom settings, which you can find in Theme Options section (Appearance > Theme Options).
General - Some general options to set.
Preloading Page - This option allows you to customize Preloading Page view.
Blog - These options help to set default blog post view and blog posts list displaying in the categories. You can set individual blog post view also.
Fonts - General font settings. In other words is a global font settings for all texts, titles (H1, H2, H3).
Logo - These options allows to upload site logo for displaying it in the different site areas.
Menu - Enable/disable menu at the posts or pages. Customize menu colors for 1 level menu and for submenu level menu.
Social links - These options allow you to place your social accounts links to the website.
Social sharing - Specify social networks to share your content through them.
Top Bar - Change top bar view via admin panel.
Header - You will be able to adapt header appearance to your wishes through these options.
Footer - These options allow to define general footer settings values.
Contacts - Fill your contact info and let website visitors get in touch with you.
Coming Soon Page - This option allows you to customize Coming Soon Page view.
Go to Primary Slider section in the Admin Panel. Here you can create new Slider and Add new slides to slider. Place your background, fill your text and set you ‘call-to-action’ button. With the help of shortcode at the top of the slide edit page, you can display slider at any page or post you need.
Alphabet can be used for some purposes - as a corporate site, as a blog or as a portfolio theme. It means you will be able to specify front page (first page your visitors will see while opening your site) according to your needs as well as adjust blog page displaying. For example, you want to show blog post page as a front page.To do this, just go to Settings > Reading section in your admin panel.
Take a look on Front page displaying option (1) that is at the top of the page. Choose displaying method you want: show last posts at the front page (2) or static page you can select below (3).
Do you want to focus your visitors attentions on last posts? If so, select first option - Show last posts and click Save button.
The other way is listed below (we highly recommend it):
Go to Pages and add new one. Input your title for this page (e.g. Blog or Portfolio).
Then navigate to Settings > Reading section.
Set Front page displaying as “A static page”.
Select newly created Blog page from the dropdown menu.
Choose the same page for Posts page.
Don’t forget to Save changes.
Thus you get front page as a blog with all posts are displayed on.
You can change front page or posts page in any time you want - just go to Settings > Reading and choose another page (any page you’ve already created!).
For example, you have corporate site with integrated blog inside. In this case, you may set Front page as Homepage (already created corporate-look page ) and Posts page as Blog (it means you have already added this page or choose default one)). Portfolio page can be simply added to main menu.
Build the page using ready-to-use shortcodes. Just place specific shortcodes to the page in the order you want them to be displayed at the page; fill text inside shortcodes to specify their title and description. Here is the list of shotcodes you could use and adjust:
Slider [slider_cg][/slider_cg] - use Primary Slider section in the WordPress admin panel to create sliders and place it to the page/post via shortcodes.
Team [our_team_cg][/our_team_cg] - present your awesome team. Add team member using corresponding section in WordPress Admin panel.
Contact us [contact_cg][/contact_cg] - create new page “Contact us” and place this shortcode to display contact us info. Add your text or widget inside the shortcode.
These shortcodes should be added manually to the page you want to display them.
At the same time, you can use Visual Editor to see the page architecture as it is. Just go to Visual editor and select shortcode at Alphabet Theme tools panel(1)*.
Note: use Slider for better items displaying!
Click on Slider(2):
Set options in the pop-up window:
You will get something like this:
Click on "inside your content here" and add block from editor tools panel:
Then adjust block settings:
You can edit/delete block in any time you wish by clicking on Edit / Delete.
Add more blocks, delete them, clear content using corresponding buttons:
Watch our page builder guide video to build your first page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfx5ArQwSA4
Alphabet - V1.0: January 27, 2016
Alphabet - V1.0.1: March 04, 2016
- NEW! "as-is" page view in WordPress editor ready
- NEW! WordPress Customizer ready
- NEW! version of Alphabet Page Builder: more powerful, user-friendly and intuitive to use!
- Minor bugs fixed