THEME DOCUMENTATION

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Hotsugar - Professional Portfolio & Agency Theme

1Setup Theme

1.1: Install WordPress
1.2: Install Theme
METHOD - 1 : Upload via WordPress Admin
  • Step 1 - Download Our theme on ThemeForest (Of course after purchased Your Account -> Downloads section our theme is download able).
  • Step 2 - Extract the Main Downloaded Zip file and there has hotsugar-v1.0.0.zip is located.
  • Step 3 - Upload this hotsugar-v1.0.0.zip to Appearence -> Themes - Add New and upload it.
  • Step 4 - Our Theme come with Premium and also Popular Free plugins and you need to install it and activate it.
  • Step 5 - Now you need to Import our theme Dummy Data. Check this Tutorial in Fixed Menu.
METHOD - 2 : Upload via FTP Server
  • Step 1 - Download Our theme on ThemeForest (Of course after purchased Your Account -> Downloads section our theme is download able).
  • Step 2 - Extract the Main Downloaded Zip file and there has hotsugar Folder is there.
  • Step 3 - Connect your website with FTP credentials(Your hosting will provide it). Now you need to go to yourwebsite/wp-content/themes/ directory and upload the hotsugar Folder.
  • Step 4 - After finished and theme copied to your webserver then you need to go to the Enter your website Admin area and go to Appearence-Themes directory and now Hotsugar is visible and activate it.
  • Step 5 - Our Theme come with Premium and also Popular Free plugins and you need to install it and activate it.
  • Step 6 - Now you need to Import our theme Dummy Data. Check this Tutorial in Fixed Menu.
VIDEO GUIDE : Upload via WordPress Admin
1.3: Update Theme
METHOD - 1 : Manually Update our Theme
  • Step 1 - Backup your Theme Current Theme Folder and Also the if Possible WordPress Database. Example: Go to your theme folder and change it to hotsugar-old.
  • Step 2 - Download your theme from ThemeForest and it will look like the hotsugar-v1.0.0.zip
  • Step 3 - Now you should extract it and it will extracted to the hotsugar folder
  • Step 4 - Connect your website with FTP credentials(Your hosting will provide it). Now you need to go to yourwebsite/wp-content/themes/ directory and upload the extracted files to hotsugar folder and replace it all.
  • Step 5 - Now you need to Refresh the website and also the check the
METHOD - 2 : Automatic Updates via The Envato Market Plugin

Envato released a plugin called Envato Market which can be used to manage all your themes and plugins purchased from ThemeForest and Codecanyon via your WordPress dashboard. This project is in beta and it is a little bit more complicated to setup but if you want to give it a try you can!

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2Importing Dummy Data

2.1: Classic Dummy Data Import Guide

Dummy Data is located in your Downloaded Main folder(from ThemeForest) named Dummy Data XML folder.

Note: Before starting Import you need to check those Resolving Dummy Data Tips. If you have problem occurred while importing dummy data then do this

  • Step 1 - Enter Admin Area: Tools -> Import and Click the WordPress from the Lists.
  • Step 2 - If you are first time to entering this section it will ask you install Plugin and please install it.
  • Step 3 - Import file and now you need to go to the main(ThemeForest) folder/Dummy Data XML/hotsugar-dummy-all.xml file.
  • Step 4 - After you choosing the XML it will ask you to install with Pictures and then tick this then images are imported.
  • Step 5 - Now you need to wait a few minutes and if you ticked Download Images then it will load more longer. Please be Patient
2.2: One Click Dummy Data (Auto Install Dummy Data)

After activating theme then you need to install our 3rd Party plugins and you need to install of them. Then One Click will be visible on Appearance tab. Admin -> Appearence -> One Click

  • Step 1 - Check the One Click Tab and there has all Dummy Data files are included One Click.
  • Step 2 - Choose the Dummy files for your wishes and Import it and wait for few minutes.

Note: - If you have any Dummy Data problem occurred then check those Resolving Dummy Data Tips.

Note the most Important is you need to Activate all plugins and Doing the Dummy Date Resolve issues for following. Recommended PHP settings.
  • memory_limit = 64M
  • max_execution_time = 6000
  • upload_max_filesize = 64M
  • max_input_time = 6000
  • post_max_size = 6000
  • suhosin.post.max_vars = 5000
  • suhosin.request.max_vars = 5000
  • max_input_vars = 5000
  • max_input_time = 60

3Introduction of Hotsugar

3.1: Simple and Elegant, Clean WordPress Theme. You can customize any of our Blog Theme fontsize or colors and Post Layout blog styles.

After imported the Dummy Data there has an option for setting the FrontPage.

Choose Page Layout Options
  • Default - It's come from Theme Options panel.
  • Fullwidth - It's Fullwidth Layout.
  • Left Sidebar - Displayed Left Sidebar with Content area.
  • Right Sidebar - Displayed Content and Right Sidebar area.

4Creating Posts

4.1: General Guide

Overall functionality is same like other themes. Only Difference is Using the Shortcodes and also the Post Settings field. Here is settings list of Post Setttings Field.

  • Featured post? - This option will work only the Masonry Blog Layout.
  • Choose Post Single Layout - Choose the Blog Single Style.
  • Choose Featured Media Layout - Choose the Choose Featured Media Layout Style.
Post Settings
4.2: Post Format

Our theme will support 4 Custom Post Type.

  • Standard - It's default WordPress post and you can do whatever you do and don't need extra option.
  • Gallery - If you want to insert Gallery Carousel Posts then use it. Extra Gallery Upload options will be visible bottom of the Editor while you editing the Posts.
  • Video - If you want to insert Video Carousel Posts then use it. Extra Video options will be visible bottom of the Editor while you editing the Posts.
  • Audio - If you want to insert Audio Posts then use it. Extra Video Embed options will be visible bottom of the Editor while you editing the Posts.
Post Formats
4.3: Using Post Carousel Shortcodes

You can use it and display the Post Carousel and you can insert it on Row Builer.

4.4: Recommended Image Sizes.

If you are inserting Posts then you need to Prepare your Images to Following Sizes. Then you site will load even faster and looks much better. Content is King!

  • Small - Recommended Size: 940x500 or bigger than this size.
  • Large - Recommended Size: 940x500 or bigger than this size.
  • Fullwidth - Recommended Size: 1920x1080 or bigger than this size.
  • FullScreen - Recommended Size: 1920x1080 or bigger than this size.
4.5: Hiding Categories on the Blog List.

Please edit the Category and Tick the disable option.

  • Step 1 - Go to the site Admin Dashboard.
  • Step 2 - Go to the Posts -> Category.
  • Step 3 - Edit your Category and Tick the Hide option.

6Creating Page

We have focused to easy to use and build quickly awesome Layouts and created the Blog Layout Builder. You can create any Blocks and add any shortcodes into it. Or you can also set the Aweomse Blogs on Specific Categories.

  • Select slider layout? - Select the Layout for the Slider.
  • Select category? - You need to choose the Categories. Unfortunately Multiselect will not work here.
  • Slider Post Count? - Set the How many Posts will be displayed on Slider.
  • Custom shortcode? - You can Display Custom Shortcodes in Slider area. If you have Slider plugin then you can display it.
  • Blog Layout - Check the other options and build the Blog Layouts.

9 Support Rule

Please remember you have purchased a very affordable theme and you have not paid for a full-time web design agency.
Occasionally we will help with small tweaks, but these requests will be put on a lower priority due to their nature.
Support is also 100% optional and we provide it for your connivence, so please be patient, polite and respectful.

Please visit our profile page or ask question @themewaves

Support for my items includes:
  • * Responding to questions or problems regarding the item and its features
  • * Fixing bugs and reported issues
  • * Providing updates to ensure compatibility with new software versions
Item support does not include:
  • * Customization and installation services
  • * Support for Not Popular third party software and plug-ins
Before seeking support, please...
  • * Make sure your question is a valid Theme Issue and not a customization request.
  • * Make sure you have read through the documentation and any related video guides before asking support on how to accomplish a task.
  • * Try disabling any active plugins to make sure there isn't a conflict with a plugin. And if there is this way you can let us know.
  • * If you have customized your theme and now have an issue, back-track to make sure you didn't make a mistake. If you have made changes and can't find the issue, please provide us with your changelog.
  • * Almost 80% of the time we find that the solution to people's issues can be solved with a simple "Google Search". You might want to try that before seeking support. You might be able to fix the issue yourself much quicker than we can respond to your request.
  • * Make sure to state the name of the theme you are having issues with when requesting support via ThemeForest.