Photo Magic Pro

Responsive Photography WordPress theme.

Introduction

Photo Magic Pro Theme is a powerful & retina-ready Photography WordPress Theme for photographers, illustrators and creative artists but isn’t limited to them. The theme customize comes handy so there is no hassle to worry about. This theme focuses on large photos and allows plenty of gallery, slider and portfolio options and is best for someone with a story to share. Besides the featured posts slider, various other options such as varied blog layouts, customize API, translation ready (compatible with Popular plugin) and many more are available. Its fluid layout & visually responsive design looks great on all devices and screen sizes.

Installing the theme

From your admin dashboard

  1. Log in to the WordPressAdministration Panels.
  2. Go to “Appearance > Themes” .
  3. Select ‘Add New’.
  4. Then, select ‘Upload Theme’.
  5. Click ‘Browse’ and Locate ‘photo-magic-pro.zip’ theme in your computer.
  6. Select ‘photo-magic-pro.zip’ and click ‘Install Now’.

Using FTP

You can use FTP client like FileZilla to connect your web server.

  1. Unzip photo-magic-pro.zip to your Desktop.
  2. Using an FTP client to access your host web server, go to wp-content > themes and upload
    your new copy of your Photo Magic Pro theme..
  3. Now, log into the WordPress Dashboard with your login details.
  4. Select the, Appearance panel, then Themes.
  5. You will see the theme in the list.
  6. Then click Activate button.

The theme will now be activated.

Manage Site Identity

Navigate Customize > Site Identity


From there you can manage the following:

  • Logo
  • Site title
  • Tagline
  • Enable or disable
    ‘Site title and tagline’
  • Site Icon

 

Setting up Front Page

You can set up the front page in two different formats: – a blog page or a static front page.
A blog page is a usual inner page, while a static front page has special display options.

Setting up Static Front Page

First, create and publish a page with suitable title for the home page. (E.g. Home)
Then, go to Customize > Static Front Page > A static page.


Select the page required for static front page. Now, enable the sections from the customize.
After this, your current  display will change to the display similar to that of theme demo.

Customize

The customize lets you add, modify, enable or hide various features of the theme.

Front page Customize

Once you have the static front page set up, a number of sections appear on the front page, all of
which can be modified from the Customize.

  1. Main Slider
  2. Portfolio Section
  3. Featured Section
  4. Blog Section

General Customize

The general customize includes various options.They do bring changes in the front page as well.

  1. Colors
  2. Font Setting
  3. Background Image
  4. Menus
  5. Widgets
  6. Theme Options
  7. Reset All Options

Customizing the Main Slider

Firstly,
Go to Customize > Home Main Slider

1. Settings Options (Main Slider)


i) Enabling/Hiding the main slider.
Go to Setting Options.
On checking the option ‘Enable Feature Slider’ the slider will appear on the front page. When the option is not checked, it means that the slider will be hidden.

ii)Selecting number of sliders for main slider.
Go to, Setting Options> Number of slider
Now you can select the number of sliders you want.

iii) Selecting Slider From Pages OR category
Go to, Setting Options> Select Slider From.
Now select page or category as per your need.

2. Selecting specific pages or post for each slider.

Firstly,
Go to Customize > Home Main Slider > Select  Slider From.
Select page here if you want to display pages.
If you do not want pages but posts in the main slider, select category.
All the required posts must be listed under a certain category first.
Then,
For displaying pages,
Go to Customize >Home Main Slider > Select from Page
Now, you can select specific pages for each slider.
OR for posts,
Go to Customize >Home Main Slider > Select from Category.
Now, select the category that contains the posts you want to display.

3. Slider Properties

4. To select number of words appearing per slider, slider mode, slider transition and pause
duration or to  enable/disable arrow, pager, auto play, title and caption
.

Go to Slider Property and select within.

Customizing Portfolio Section

Go to Customize > Home Portfolio Section

1. Enabling/Hiding the Portfolio Section

On checking the option ‘Enable Portfolio‘ the section will appear on the front
page. When the option is not checked, it means that the section will be hidden.

2. Section Settings (Portfolio Section).

i) Editing Main Title and subtitle.
Go to ‘Sections Settings‘ and edit the main title and subtitle.

ii) Selecting the “number of portfolio’s”.
Go to Section Settings> “Number of portfolio’s”
Here, you can select the number of portfolios you want to display.

3. Selecting Categories for Portfolio.

Once, you have the categories ready with at least one post in each of the category you can select it  for the portfolio.

Go to Customize > Home/Front Portfolio Section > Select Category
Here, you can select the categories you want to display.

Customizing Featured Section

Go to, Customize > Home Featured Section

1. Featured Options


i) Enabling featured section.
Go to Home Featured Section > Featured Options and check ‘Enable Featured’ to enable featured section in the front page.

ii) Editing the main title .
Go to Customize > Home Featured Section >Featured Options > Main title.
You can edit the main title here.

iii) Selecting Services from either page/ Category.
Go to Home Featured Section > Featured Options > Select Featured From.
Now, select page or category as per your need.

iv) Selecting number of featured posts to be displayed.
Go to Featured Options > Number of featured.
Now, you can select the required number of featured posts you want to display.

v) Selecting number of words appearing in single column.
Go to Featured Options > Number of Words in Single Column.
Now, you can set the number of words that appears in the featured section for each post in the front page.

vi) Enabling Browse All button.
Go to, Home Featured Section > Featured Options and check ‘Enable Button’.

vii) Editing ‘Browse All Button’ Text.
Go to Featured Options > Browse All Button Text.
You can edit the text there.

viii) Selecting which page ‘Browse All Button’ leads to .
Go to Featured Options > Browse All Button Link and enter the required URL in the box.

2. Selecting specific pages or posts for services

First, Go to, Customize > Home Featured Section > Featured Options > Select Featured From

Select page here if you want to display pages.

If you do not want pages but posts in the featured, select category.
Please list all the required posts under a certain category first.
Then,
For displaying pages
Go to Customize > Home Featured Section > Select Featured from Page
Now, you can select specific pages for the featured section.
OR for posts,
Go to  Customize > Home Featured Section > Select Featured from Category.
Now, select the category that contains the posts you want to display.

Setting up Blog Section

The blog section will be updated automatically as you publish new posts.
You can still edit various settings.
Go to Customize > Home Blog Options.

  1. Enabling the Blog Section
    On checking the option ‘Enable Blog’ the section will appear on the front page. When the option is not checked, it means that the section will be hidden.
  2. Editing the main title
    Go to Home Blog Options and enter the text in Main title.
  3. Determining number of blogs appearing in the front page
    To specify the number of blogs you want to display in the front page, go to, Home Blog Options > Number of  Blog’s.
  4. Determining number of words appearing for blog post in the front page
    To set a certain word limit for blog section of front page, go to Home Blog Options > Number of word for
    blog post
    .
  5. Enabling ‘Browse All’ button
    Check the ‘Enable Button’ box within Home Blog Options to enable the button.
  6. Link ‘Browse All Button’ to specific page
    Go to Home Blog Option >Enter URL to redirect and enter URL to redirect.
  7. Editing the ‘Browse All Button’ Text
    Go to Home Blog Option > Browse All Button Text and enter the desired title there in.
  8. Selecting blog from category
    You can also display posts in the blog section from a single category. For this. Go to Home Blog Options>Select Category For Blog.
    And, select the category you wish to display.

General Customize

Font Setting

To edit the fonts, Go to Customize > Font Setting > Font Family.

Now choose the specific font family for each of the given sections.
Once, the preview is fine,save it.

Colors

Editing basic colors.

A number of color options are available for texts in different sections, background, menus etc. To edit the colors:
Go to Customize > Colors.
Now, you will be able to change the color options. Once, the preview is fine you can save and publish it.


2. Resetting the colors.
Go to Customize > Colors Reset
On checking the ‘Reset’ option and saving it the color options will change to default colors of the theme.

Background Image

To set or edit the Background Image.

Go to Customize > Background image.
You can upload a picture there. Once, you have the picture selected you can make various changes regarding how it is displayed. Save the changes once you are fine with the preview.

Menus (Setting up and modifying)

Go to Customize > Menus
Here, you can create and manage the menus.

1. Creating a Menu
From Menus, click ‘Add a menu‘ button, you will be able to create a menu here. Once, you have created the menu,
you can further add items to the menu.


2. Creating a Social Menu.
From, Menus create a menu (E.g. “Social menu”) and assign its location to Social Menu.
Now, once you add custom links and social media URLs in each of the links, you will get the social icon in the Social
Menu.

Updating Theme Using FTP

To update Theme though FTP, follow these basic steps:

  1. Download the latest version of Photo Magic Pro from your Theme Palace member My-Account to your Desktop
  2. Unzip photo-magic-pro.zip to your Desktop
  3. Using an FTP client to access your host web server, go to /wp-content/themes/ and upload your new copy of Photo Magic Pro Theme which shall replace the old files.