Plush WordPress

Thank you for purchasing Plush Women's Fashion WooCommerce Theme and for choosing Dart Simple Solutions.

In this document, you will find in-depth description of all the features and functions available in the theme. If you have any questions not attended to by our template documentation, please contact us so our team can assist you.

We are looking forward to hearing back from you, and to improving further this and many other templates in our portfolio.

 

Thank you,

Dart Simple Solutions

 

Our Website: www.dartsimple.com

Online Documentation: doc.dartsimple.com

Email: www.dartsimple.com/contact-us/

 

Author profile: themeforest.net/user/dart-simple

Our Portfolio:  themeforest.net/user/dart-simple/portfolio

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Theme Requirements

Since WordPress CMS is a MySQL and PHP platform, you need to have the hosting server prepared for it. In other words, whether you can host your WordPress website. In case you already have a hosting server, you need to check whether it is compatible with WordPress hosting requirements or not.

Make sure your hosting is running PHP version minimum 5.6. For installing this theme you need to make sure that you have the following extensions on your web server. You will need to contact your web host if the following requirements are missing.

PHP

  • Minimum PHP 5.6
  • Recommended version 7.2 or greater

Database

  • MySQL version 5.6 or greater
  • MariaDB version 10.0 or greater

WordPress

  • Minimum 4.7
  • Recommended last version

Other

  • HTTPS support
  • Enabling JavaScript and Cookies in the Web Browser

Hosting Recommendations

We recommend Apache or Nginx as the most robust and common server environments for running WordPress, but any server that supports PHP and MySQL will do. That said, we can’t test every possible environment and each of the hosts on our hosting page supports the above and more with no problems.

Note: If you are in a legacy environment where you only have older PHP or MySQL versions, WordPress also works with PHP 5.2.4+ and MySQL 5.0+, but these versions have reached official End Of Life and as such may expose your site to security vulnerabilities.

You can also install WordPress on your local machine through a local server. For that you may use the following software to create a local server: OpenServer, Denwer, MAMP, etc. All of these support WordPress and can be installed as a regular software.

 

Installation

First of all, you need to download all theme files after purchasing. Read how to download your items if you have not done so. So, you have all files and ready to install the theme. Now upload and activate the main theme firstly, after that download and activate all necessary plugins and finally upload and activate the child theme.

Step 1. Theme Activation

After downloading all theme files, please unzip the package and locate the folder named "plush.zip" in that folder which is the zip package of the theme. Go to your WordPress admin panel, left menu -> Appearance -> Themes. Click “Add New” and then click "Upload Theme". Choose the zip file and upload, it will guide you to install and activate.

 

Step 2. Install and Activate required Plugins

This theme uses Redux option framework plugin, Dart Simple Extension Manager and another important plugins which are required to use. If you are connected to internet then you can install the plugin from the plugin manager. To install the suggested and required plugins or this theme, go to admin panel left menu -> Appearance-> Install Plugins.

Note: If you don't install all suggested and required plugin then your demo import may not work properly. So, it's highly recommended that you installed all required and recommended plugins at first after activating theme.

Step 3. Install Demo Content

We do not recommend to install demo content if you have existing content in your WordPress installation, as it will add numerous posts, pages, categories, media and more to your site. Also, we recommend replacing all content as soon as possible to avoid negative SEO effects. By default, the theme does not include pre-installed demo content. But if you would like to install your theme’s demo content to be used as a guide, you can do it by following these instructions. But, before you will import demo content it is necessary to fulfill all installation steps according to previous documentation parts.

For demo content installation, please navigate in your WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Import Demo Data. Then select Homepage Variation and click the "Import" button to import settings and demo data. You will see a confirmation message once all settings are updated.

 

Theme Options

Theme Options is powered by Redux Framework plugin, unless you activate this plugin theme config will not appear.

Theme Options consist of 9 sections:

 

  1. General — General configuration options:
  • Ability to Enable/Disable Preloader
  1. Blog — Blog configuration options:
  • Ability to set header image for all Blog pages
  • Ability to set Featured Blog Categories
  1. Shop — Shop configuration options:
  • Ability to set header image for all Shop pages
  • Ability to set products count on Catalog page
  • Ability to set Reviews count on Single product
  • Ability to choose quantity counter view
  • Enable/disable "View cart" & "Checkout" buttons in Mini Cart
  • Ability to add Cart page description under totals on “Checkout page”
  • Ability to add Title above form on “Order Tracking page‘
  • Ability to add Description above form on “Order Tracking page”.
  1. Footer — Shop configuration options:
  • Ability to set Copyright text
  • Ability to set Social icons
  • Ability to set Navigation menus for displaying in footer
  • Ability to add Title of "Main Mega Menu" navigation menu
  • Ability to add Title of "Mobile Menu" navigation menu
  • Ability to set Footer subscription Contact Form 7 Shortcode
  • Ability to add Footer payment icons (Recommended size: 60x20px)
  1. Subscription — Subscription configuration options:
  • Ability to add Popup subscription Contact Form 7 shortcode
  • Ability to add Popup subscription title
  • Ability to add Popup description text
  1. Socials — Socials configuration options:
  • Ability to add Instagram URL, Twitter URL, Facebook URL, Google+ URL, RSS URL
  1. Google Maps API Key — Google Maps API Key options:
  • Ability to add Google Maps API Key. To use the Google Maps, you must get an API key which you can then add to your website. How to get API Key? Please see instructions here  
  1. Options Object & Import / Export.

Please use these sections if you need to export theme options and import another site. Example, work from local and export to live site. 

 

Customizer Settings

Settings of Plush header:

  • Display page header (Yes/No)
  • Choose page header image
  • Choose page header text color

404

Settings of Plush 404 page:

  • Choose 404 image
  • Ability to set 404 title
  • Ability to set 404 text

 

The theme is equipped with a number of sidebars matching the overall style and fitting harmoniously with the layout of the rest of the theme.

  • “Sidebar” - Only available for the blog pages.
  • “Search Sidebar” - Only available for the search results page.
  • “Shop Filters” - Vertical area only available for the shop pages for displaying product filters.

Sample of the “Shop Filters” sidebar:

 

Available “Shop Filters” widgets include the following:

  • Plush Filter Products by Price
  • Plush Product Categories
  • Plush Filter Products by Attribute (Type Color)
  • Plush Filter Products by Attribute (Type Select)

 

Page Templates

Homepage

Select the Homepage variation in the Header Slider Metabox, choosing Slider Style (Slider Variation #1, Slider Variation #2, Slider Variation #3). The three options will appear as follows

Slider Variation #1:

 

Slider Variation #2:

 

Slider Variation #3:

 

The following content settings are available for you to add a new Slide for Slider Variation #1:

  • Product. Please Note, that product must belong to at least one collection.
  • Slider Image. You can also set slider image on product edit page in “Product Slider Image” metabox. If you setted image in “Product Slider Image” metabox, you don’t need to set Slider Image option.
  • Collection. Please Note: You can select collections related only to the selected product.
  • Main Title
  • Button Text
  • Button & Text Color
  • Button & Text Color Hover

 

The following content settings are available for you to add a new Slide for Slider Variation #2 and Slider Variation #3:

  • Product. Please Note, that product must belong to at least one collection.
  • Slider Image. You can also set slider image on product edit page in “Product Slider Image” metabox. Note: If you set image in “Product Slider Image” metabox, you don’t need to set Slider Image option.
  • Collection. Please Note: You can select collections related only to the selected product.
  • Main Title
  • Button Text
  • Button & Text Color
  • Button & Text Color Hover

About Us

About Us Sections metabox includes the following settings:

  • Quote
  • Sections
  • Image
  • Text
  • Type
  • Default Text
  • Team Listing - Peoples in your Team List can be added via WordPress Custom Post Type named "Teammates".
  • Testimonials Listing - Entries in your Testimonials List can be added via WordPress Custom Post Type named "Testimonials".

 

Contact Us

Contact Us metabox includes the following settings:

  • Map info
  • Latitude
  • Longitude
  • Addresses
  • E-Mails
  • Mobile numbers
  • Socials

 

Delivery

The Delivery metabox includes the following settings:

  • Icons
  • Icon Type
  • Title
  • Description
  • Calculate shipping text
  • Contact numbers
  • Assistant Link

 

Lookbook

The Lookbook Header Banner metabox includes the following settings:

  • Background Image
  • Background Color
  • Small Title
  • Small Title Color
  • Main Title
  • Main Title Color
  • Button Text
  • Button Color
  • Button URL

 

Lookbook Listing

The Lookbook Listing Header Banner metabox includes the following settings:

  • Background Image
  • Background Color
  • Main Title
  • Main Title Color

FAQ

Entries on FAQ page can be added via WordPress Custom Post Type named "Ticket". Ticket posts are equipped with their own set of categories with custom taxonomy “Ticket Categories”.

The following content settings are available for you to add content to new Ticket posts: Ticket Title, Ticket Description, Ticket Category.

  • Full width page Template - Full width template without Sidebar.
  • Account Template - Template for WooCommerce Account page.
  • Wishlist Template - Template for YITH WooCommerce Wishlist.
  • Order Tracking Template - YITH WooCommerce Order Tracking

 

Mega Menu

The mega menu will automatically convert your existing menu to four-columns menu. Creating mega menu is very simple using the following steps:

  1. Go to Appearance > Menus and create a new menu or use an existing one. For the first level must be created a nested hierarchy with depth no more than one child;
  2. Open the first parent menu item and enable the Enable the Mega Menu? checkbox. Press Save Menu button. After saving all childs of the parent menu item will automatically be distributed across the columns.
  3. After that, you can change the position of menu items. Sort it or switch radio buttons in each item settings.
  4. You can make any nested menu item as a title. For this, just click to As title checkbox and press on Save menu button.

Also, the mega menu has its own additional settings:

Image - displays the background image in the column(s);

Item as title (only for child items) - strong item title without link.

Column (only for child items)  - set column number, max 4.

 

WPBakery Page Builder

After installing and activating the WPBakery Page Builder plugin, please go to the WPBakery Page Builder > Role Manager > Administrator > Post Types > Custom menu and activate all checkboxes. This is necessary for the plugin to work properly.

Absolutely all the content in the theme you can generate using the WPBakery Page Builder plugin. Also, you can use additional shortcodes built into the theme using the Shortcodes button in any text editor. Read more about our shortcodes.

By default, the editor is disabled on new pages, but you can enable it by clicking on the button Backend editor or Frontend editor. After that you can start editing content and add new items using the Add element button and choose the necessary element (shortcode) from the list.

After selecting an item, you must configure it and save the changes by clicking on the Save Changes button and after Publish or Update page button.

Please note that some items (shortcodes) can be placed in a specific hierarchy/structure and a limited number. For example Row element can not be put into each other more than 2 times or Galleries can not be put inside tabs. Follow the simple rules of filling the content and the pages will always be displayed correctly. More details about working with the WPBakery Page Builder plugin you can read from the official documentation or video lessons.

 

Contact Form 7

Theme using Contact Form 7 plugin for forms creating. Contact Form 7 plugin can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple spanup. If you not  installed Contact Form 7 plugin during theme installation process, please follow plugin installation instruction.

Form Creation

Here are two easy steps to creating the working contact form.

  1. For creating contact form go to Contact > Contact Form . Read full Contact Form 7 Documentation to figure out how to use plugin.
  2. Insert contact form to your page using native [contact-form-7 id="FORM_ID" title="FORM_TITLE"] shortcode or using the Contact Form 7 element from WPBakery Page Builder builder.

The Contact Form 7 plugin supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

 

MailChimp

For MailChimp integration use MailChimp tab in contact form settings which were built with Contact Form 7 plugin.

 

WPML

Out of the box, the theme has all the necessary plugins to full work, but if you want to use the opportunity of our theme on 100%, and make your website multilingual, you will need to purchase the WordPress Multilingual Plugin. The theme supports WPML (The WordPress Multilingual Plugin) functionality. WPML makes it easy to build multilingual sites and run them. It's not included in theme package, so you need to purchase it on the official website. To start working with WordPress Multilingual Plugin, please read official WPML Documentation.

 

Theme Updates

Keeping your theme up to date is important to ensure you are always running the latest version. Please look out for theme updates and install them in a timely manner. We also recommend that you always create a backup of all your files and the database when updating the theme.

 

Credits

Images

  • Shutterstock - shutterstock.com
  • Depositphotos - depositphotos.com
  • Pexels - pexels.com
  • Pixabay - pixabay.com

Demo Images: Please note that images used in the demo are not included with the theme.

WordPress Plugins

  • WPBakery Page Builder - vc.wpbakery.com
  • WooCommerce - woocommerce.com
  • MCE Table Buttons - wordpress.org/plugins/mce-table-buttons
  • YITH WooCommerce - yithemes.com
  • WooCommerce Variation Swatches - wordpress.org/plugins/woo-variation-swatches
  • Contact Form 7 - contactform7.com
  • Contact Form 7 MailChimp Extension - renzojohnson.com/contributions/contact-form-7-mailchimp-extension
  • WP Social Login - miled.github.io/wordpress-social-login
  • YITH WooCommerce Wishlist - yithemes.com/docs-plugins/yith-woocommerce-wishlist
  • One Click Demo Import - wordpress.org/plugins/one-click-demo-import

Frameworks

  • Bootstrap 4 - getbootstrap.com
  • Redux Framework - wordpress.org/plugins/redux-framework

JavaScript & CSS

  • jQuery - jquery.com
  • Js-cookie - github.com/js-cookie/js-cookie
  • Masonry - masonry.desandro.com
  • Venobox - veno.es/venobox
  • carouFredSel-jQuery - github.com/Codeinwp/carouFredSel-jQuery
  • Popper.js - popper.js.org
  • Bootstrap Select - developer.snapappointments.com/bootstrap-select
  • Slick Carousel - kenwheeler.github.io/slick
  • Venobox - veno.es/venobox
  • Masonry - masonry.desandro.com
  • Google Maps - cloud.google.com/maps-platform
  • Simplebar - github.com/Grsmto/simplebar
  • Raty - github.com/wbotelhos/raty
  • Underscore.js - underscorejs.org
  • Select2 - select2.org

Icons

  • Fontawesome - fontawesome.io
  • A number of custom-designed icons all available in the project for your use

Fonts

  • Google Fonts - fonts.google.com

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