LightSource elegantthemes WordPress theme
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1. How do I installed LightSource onto my wordpress blog?
There are several files included in the ZIP folder. These include wordpress theme files, plugin files, and photoshop files. To installed your wordpress theme you will first need to upload the theme/plugin files via FTP to your server.
First you are going to upload the theme folder. Inside the ZIP folder you downloaded you will see a folder named “theme.” Within it is a folder named “LightSource.” Via ftp, upload the “LightSource” folder to your WordPress themes directory. Depending on where you installed WordPress on your server, the wp themes folder will be located in a path similar to: /public_html/blog/wp-content/themes.
Next you need to upload the plugin files. Inside the zip folder you downloaded there will be a folder named “plugin.” Within this folder are several other files and folders which need to be uploaded to your WordPress plugins directory. This directory will be located at /public_html/blog/wp-content/plugins. Once you have the plugins uploaded you will need to activate them via your WordPress control panel. Login to your wordpress admin area and click on the “plugins” link. Activate the following plugins: LifeStream, and Wp Page Navi.
Next you need to select LightSource and make it your default theme. Click on the design link, and under the themes tab locate LightSource from the selection of themes and activate it. Your blog should now be updated with your new theme.
2. How do I add the thumbnails to my posts?
LightSource utilizes a script called TimThumb to automatically resize images. Whenever you make a new post you will need to add a custom field. Scroll down below the text editor and click on the “custom fields” link. In the “Key” section, input “Thumbnail” (this is case sensitive). In the “Value” area, input the url to your thumbnail image. Your image will automatically be resized and cropped. The image must be hosted on your domain. (this is to protect against bandiwdth left)
Important Note: You must CHMOD the “cache” folder located in the LightSource directory to 777 for this script to work. You can CHMOD (change the permissions) of a file using your favorite FTP program. Of course instead of CHMODing the template folder (as in the tutorial) you would CHMOD the “cache” folder found within your theme’s directory.
3. How do I manage advertisements on my blog?
You can change the images used in each of the advertisements, as well as which URL each ad points to, through the custom option pages found in wp-admin. Once logged in to the wordpress admin panel, click “Design” and then “Current Theme Options” to reveal the various theme options.
4. How do I setup the Featured Articles on the homepage?
The Featured Articles are pulled from a specific category. You can choose which category is used for the Featured Articles section via the Theme Options page in wp-admin. Under the General > Featured Articles section of ePanel (the elegant themes options page) you will see a dropdown menu where you can choose your featured articles category.
5. How do I manage my “Lifestream?”
The Lifestream feature is handled through a plugin. To access its options and ad feeds, log in to wp-admin and click the “Lifestream” link.
License: You can use LightSource elegantthemes WordPress theme for personal or educational purposes.
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