Get Started

First, thank you for purchasing our theme!

This guide provides instructions for installation, help on getting started and extensive documentation of features. It is recommended you read it thoroughly to fully leverage the Greenly theme's capabilities. Please also make sure to check out our Video Tutorials as they explain everything covered in here in greater depth. We hope you enjoy building with Greenly as much as we enjoyed developing it and continue to develop with new features!

WordPres Installation

Before beginning the installation and configuring of your new theme, you must first have WordPress already installed on a server.

If you are struggling, here is a very detailed guide at WordPress Codex that will walk you through every step.

If you prefer something more visual, you can watch this video tutorial on how to install Wordpress by us

(Please note the video shown is third party video, but the same process applies)

Installing Theme

Once you have setup a copy of WordPress, there are multiple ways you can go about installing the theme. But we recommend you to install theme via "Emvato Market" plugin as it will also enable one-click theme update too. Here are steps:

Install theme via "Envato Market" plugin

This is the easiest method to install our theme. Just install "Envato Market" plugin and configure it. Here is step by step guide:

  • First, install Envato Market plugin. Click here to download the plugin. This will download the zip file with the plugin in it. No need to unzip it – we’ll be installing it as is. Now that you have the plugin, go ahead and log into WordPress admin section.

  • To install the plugin navigate to Plugins > Add New and click on the Upload Plugin button at the top of the page:


  • Next browse for the "envato-market.zip" file that you downloaded:


  • Then click the button "Install Now" button. This will install the plugin:


  • Now Activate the plugin by clicking "Activate" link. The plugin should be activated like this:

Envato Market Plugin Setup

  • To get started click on the "Envato Market" link in your dashboard menu. You should see a screen similar to the one below. The very first step is to create an Envato API token. To do this, click on the generate a personal token link (highlighted in red below).


  • If you’re already logged into your Envato account you’ll be taken to the screen below (otherwise you will be prompted to login first before being redirected to this page). On this screen you can see what the Envato Market plugin is requesting permission to access via your Envato account (Envato sites, the ability to download your items, a list of your purchases and verification of your purchases). To proceed give your token a name, check the box that you have read and agree to the terms and then click the green button to create your token.



  • Once your token is created you will see a green success screen. Copy your token code (this is very important since Envato doesn’t store a copy of the token for you), check to confirm that you’ve copied it and click the white button that you got it.



  • Now go back to your WordPress installation and paste in your Envato API token then click save.



  • It’s possible that you might see the error (shown below) when you first enter your token. Don’t worry, just go back to the previous page and try again. It should work on the second go.



  • Once your token is saved and validated your page will refresh to show your Envato Market landing page with added tabs for your items. The added tab(s) display all of your theme and plugin purchases as well as their version numbers and quick links to the theme and author pages. So now you can install theme and also update theme in just one click.



Theme Setup with demo content

Theme setup is very easy. The setup wizard will open when you activate Greenly theme. The setup wizard will install child theme, then install plugins and then insert demo content setup like page/post content, widgets etc. Here is full video you can understand the full process and know how easy it to setup demo content:

Plugins

Our Greenly theme comes with some usefull plugins. Some plugins are required and some are recommended plugins. Here are details or each plugin.


Greenly Theme Addons

This is the base plugin of our theme. This is required plugin. This plugin includes all Custom Post Types and shortcodes.


Visual Composer

Visual Composer is the most popular drag and drop editor for wordpress.


Revolution Slider

Create a responsive (mobile friendly) or fullwidth slider with must-see-effects and meanwhile keep or build your SEO optimization (all content always readable for seGreenly engines). See the heaps of custom transitions/animations for each object on the page!

Customize this slider with our convenient drag & drop backend to your very needs. This plugin features tons of unique transition effects, an image preloader, video embedding, autoplay that stops on user interaction and lots of easy to set options to create your own effects.


Advanced Custom Fields

Advanced Custom Fields plugin generated Meta Boxes that gives option to add special boxes in single page/post pages edit screen.


A lightweight extension of Advanced Custom Field (ACF) that adds Photo Gallery field to any post/pages on your WordPress website.


CF Post Formats

This plugin adds admin interface and structured post meta for WordPress post formats


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.

You can easily get this plugin in wordpress.org: Contact form7 Plugin

Breadcrumb NavXT, the successor to the popular WordPress plugin Breadcrumb Navigation XT, was written from the ground up to be better than its ancestor. This plugin generates locational breadcrumb trails for your WordPress powered blog or website.

These breadcrumb trails are highly customizable to suit the needs of just about any website running WordPress. The Administrative interface makes setting options easy, while a direct class access is available for theme developers and more adventurous users.

You can easily get this plugin in wordpress.org: Breadcrumb NavXT

Envato Market

This plugin helps customers receive updates to their premium Themes & Plugins purchased through Envato Market (ThemeForest & CodeCanyon).

Authors are encouraged to implement this plugin in their items so that customers have a reliable and consistent experience across products.

You can easily get this plugin in envato.com: Envato Market

SEO

Our themes are optimized by with H1, H2, H3, H4, H5 tags, clean code, HTML5 but if you want to get higher ranking on seGreenly engines, you must need some help from SEO plugins and Google Pagespeed Service:

Translate Theme

Single language translation using POT file

You might have question for how to translate the theme using .pot language file. Continue reading below.

We recommend using Poedit software for translation-related purposes. To translate the theme to your language, please follow these steps:

  1. Download and install Poedit software.



  2. Navigate to the themes/greenly/languages/ folder and locate greenly.pot file. Copy it to your desktop for editing.



  3. Double click on the greenly.pot file. In the Poedit window click on the "Create New Translation" button, choose the necessary language of the translation from the dropdown list and click "OK."

  4. Now select the constant text string you need to translate from the "Source text - English" field and type in the necessary translation into the "Translation" field. You can translate as much as you want, just go through the file and click on each string in Poedit and add your translation.



  5. Next, you have to save the changes to your .po file using the naming convention based on the language code (e.g. pt for Portuguese) followed by the country code (for instance _BR for Brazil). To do that click on the "sheet" icon (you can also use hotkeys CMD+Shift+S in OS X or Win+S in Windows) and type in the name according to the screenshot below. The first lower-case letters define the language, whereas the second upper-case letter defines the country. Also add theme name with dash. So the structure will be like this:

    <THEMENAME>-<LANGUAGECODE>_<COUNTRYCODE>.po

    Example: greenly-pt_BR.po

    Basically you just need to select language/country code that you selected in WordPress admin section that you selected.



  6. When saving your .po file, Poedit automatically creates a new .mo file, with the same naming convention. According to the example above, the file would be called greenly-pt_BR.mo.



  7. Upload both .po and .mo files on your server at the /wp-content/languages/themes/ folder. Note that this is not themes folder and totally differnt folder.


WPML Plugin for Multilanguage Site


What is WPML

WPML plugin can convert your site in to multi language site. WPML is a plugin for WordPress. Simply put, plugins extend the functionality of the basic WordPress CMS. WPML makes WordPress run multilingual.

WPML lets authors write content in different languages and translate content. It also includes advanced features for translation management and an interface for professional content translation.

Using WPML requires no technical or programming skills. Site admins can install it and turn their site multilingual, without any coding. WPML includes a complete API, for integrating with other plugins and translation systems. This way, developers can easily use WPML and turn their products into multilingual.


First time setup with WPML plugin

See this video for the first time setup:

Go to this link for full details:
https://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/language-setup/


Language URL Options

WPML lets you arrange languages in folders and domains. Learn how it works and find what’s best for you.

You can choose to separate between languages using a language argument in the URL, in virtual folders or different domains (or sub-domains). Internally, all languages are saved in one WordPress database, but for visitors languages can appear to be in different sites.

Here are more details:
https://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/language-setup/language-url-options/


Translating Menus

WPML lets you translate WordPress menus and create different menus per language. You can translate menus manually, or have WPML synchronize menu content. See this video for the first time setup:

Here are more details:
https://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/language-setup/language-url-options/


Language Switcher Options

A language switcher allows visitors to select the language in which they want to read your content. WPML lets you add a language switcher in different ways: in a menu, as a widget, or in the site’s footer. You can also use it to show links above or below your posts, offering them in other languages. Here are more details:
https://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/language-setup/language-switcher-options/


Translating Pages

You can translate Post and Pages differently. Generally the pages are created uisng "WPBakery Page Builder" plugin and Post are created using Gutenberg or classic editor.

See this video for how to edit post (Gutenberg or Classic editor):



See this video for how to edit Page (page created using "WPBakery Page Builder" plugin):

Here are more details:


Translating Customize options (Theme Options)

WPML allows you to translate contents of the Customizer or different theme options as like sliders, footer, and widgets.

Here are more details for this:
https://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/translating-theme-options/


Meta Boxes Translation (in Page or Post edit screen)

To be able to translate custom fields, you need to set them as “translatable” in WPML. Please read their document here:
https://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/translating-custom-fields/


Translating Post Categories and Custom taxonomies

WPML makes it easy to translate these taxonomies. WPML plugin consider only the case of product categories, but any taxonomy registered with WordPress (Portfolio Category, Team Group etc) has a similar interface. You can translate taxonomy individually, from the taxonomy edit screens, or centrally. Please read their document here:
https://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/translating-post-categories-and-custom-taxonomies/

Update Our Themes

To update theme, you should use "Envato Market" plugin as it will update theme in just one click. Just see Installing Theme section to get how to setup Envato Market plugin. Just configure it once and it will show theme update. Than you can update theme in just one click.

Support

Theme Support:

We have dedicated support system where you can ask question and get support for our theme.

Go to Creative's Planet Support System