Upon downloading the package zip file from Themeforest, you'll have all files you need inside. Zip package contains the following files and folders:
To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For more information regarding installing the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex.
Please note that we do not give support or any questions related on how to install and maintain wordpress. For any faulty installation that may cause your website or our theme malfunction you should refer to wordpress support forum. Alternatively you can get help from your web hosting.
If you’ve downloaded whole theme package, unzip it. There you will find the theme installation file , user manual, dummy content .xml file, license folder, etc.
Alternatively you can simply download the installable WordPress file.
When you are ready to install a theme, you must first upload the theme files and then activate the theme. For this purpose, unzip the file that you downloaded from themeforest and there you would find theme (lifebook-wp.zip) file and upload it via wordpress installer. The theme files can be uploaded in two ways
define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '96M');WordPress memory can be different to the server – you need to set this regardless of server memory settings
memory_limit = 64M ; Maximum amount of memory a script may consume (64MB)
Note: Demo content has created by visual composer. Please install and active the visual composer plug-in before import demo data
After theme activation it is advised to install default theme plugins:
Click on Begin installing plugins and Simply select all plugins and install them. Then activate the plugins with help of Bulk action:
If you like to install plug-ins manually, Find these plug-ins in lifebook-wp\inc\plugins folder
Note1: Demo content has created by plug-ins. Please active all required plugins before importing demo data.
Note2: The best way to learn more about how pages are built in our demo is to install theme in a clean panel (fresh WordPress and latest version of the theme) and import all demos via "Importer+". This will import posts, pages, widgets, menus, theme options and so on.
watch the video tutorials or read below instructions:
Note1 : Select "All" to import Pages + Posts and select "Pages demo data" to import only pages.
Note2 : Please note in our dummy content none of the images will be downloaded because of copyright restrictions. You will need to add your images manually.
Lifebook includes one slider, the Revolution Slider. This slider includes a plug-in that is fully integrated into the Lifebook. Please install Revolution Slider; we have an individual section below for Revolution Slider that shows how to use it.For add a slider, you must use visual composer. Follow these steps below to add a slider in your pages.
Lifebook comes with Visual Page Builder. This software allows you to forget about shortcodes and create most complex layouts within minutes without writing a single line of code!
Our Visual Page Builder is based on widely popular Visual Composer by mixey. It has very simple and intuitive interface, but before getting started with building layouts, you may find it useful to get accustomed with Visual Composer documentation:
Visual Composer Video Tutorials
In the editor mode you'll have "Add element" button, which you should click or drag to the working canvas, to add content block or row to your page. Clicking the "Add element" button will show the content element selection menu. Content blocks are divided into categories so you can filter. Alternatively you can type the shortcode name to filter down the items instead of search them visually.
To start creating new layout click “Visual Composer” button on the top right of WYSIWYG (text editor):
WYSIWYG editor change to Visual Composer canvas. You can work with it as you do with regular Visual Composer.
After clicking “Add element” button, you’ll notice vast set of interface elements (shortcodes) developed exclusively for your theme . Their interface is build on same principles as standard Visual Composer shortcodes. Therefore if you’re already familiar with Visual Composer, working with our shortcodes will be very simple for you!
Below image shows the list of all shortcodes that you can use in Lifebook. You can use category filter and search element name field to find your shortcode much quickly.
Rows are used to divide your page into the logic blocks with columns, columns later will hold your content blocks. Rows can be divided into the layouts (eg. 1/2 + 1/2, 1/3 + 1/3 + 1/3, and so on). Your page can have unlimited number of rows. To change row's position, click and drag row's drag handler (top left row's corner) and drag row around (vertical axis). Please note that you can edit a row property to enable full width option.
Columns are part of the row and they hold your content elements inside them. Columns can be reordered. Click and drag column around (horizontal axis). That way you can group elements in logical groups and then drag them around with your mouse (to re-position).
This is a list of available content elements that can be placed inside of the columns. Think of them as bricks. With those bricks you are building your layout. Most of the content elements have options, to set them click pencil icon. To save changes click save button.
Blogstar supports custom WordPress menus, with up to five levels of dropdown support for the main menu. There are 6 areas of the theme where you can assign a menu; Header Menu, Topbar Navigation, Duplex Menu - Left, Duplex Menu - Right, Onepage Header Menu Menu and the Footer Navigation Menu.
Note: with importing demos all menus will be imported but please set related theme locations by yourself via Appearance> Menus
If you are making a new menu and would like to assign it to any of our 6 menu locations, simply watch the video tutorial or read below instructions.
To setup a new menu, please follow the steps below
Please note that it is better to create your own pages first, even if they are blank pages
Transparent header: By choosing this option, Background will be removed and content will be visible behind the header.
Hide header at start: By choosing this option, Header will be hidden and will be visible by scroll.
Page title bar: By creating any page in wordpress, you need it to name it. it's your page title name. by default it will be shown in pages. if you like no to show it simply choose "Hide" from this section.
Sidebar Position: Sidebar is basically a vertical column provided by a theme for displaying information other than the main content of the web page. Themes usually provide at least one sidebar at the left or right of the content. Sidebars usually contain widgets that an administrator of the site can customize.You can set sidebar position in Page Options > Sidebar Position
Once you have created your home page, you need to select it to show up as the home page. To do this, follow the steps below.
To setup your blog page, create a new page and name it anything that you want. Make sure the page Template is set to Default Template in the Template section of Page Attributes Box on the right hand side of the page editor.
To select a specific blog page layout design, simply follow the steps below
After your Blog page is made, you have to create posts to show up on the blog page. Follow the steps below to create a blog post.
Lifebook has an advanced Theme Options panel that is loaded with options. There are numerous options to go over in these docs but please take some time and navigate through each tab. Go to Appearance > Theme Options and take a look. We've organized them into logical sets and have given descriptions for items that need it, most things are self explanatory. Be sure to hit Save Changes to save your settings once you are done.
You can also backup your theme options, click on the Import/Export tab and copy the data inside the Transfer Theme Options Data field.
In general section you will see Layout with two options: wide and boxed. Wide is good for full screen mode and boxed will not stretch pages.
Tips: if you like to use background image, you need to use boxed mode. Choosing wide mode will cover the selected image as background and you won’t be able to see any BG image.
After that, you will see custom favicon, a favicon also known as a Web site icon, tab icon or bookmark icon for your website. Browsers that support a tabbed document interface typically show a page's favicon next to the page's title on the tab. simply click on browse and select your own.
if you keep surfing the General Tab, you will find more options like slogan and contact information.
Tips: if you are going to use your own logo, the written slogan will be disappeared. So make your logo image by slogan included in it if you need one for your business. The contact information in this tab will be shown later in Contact us page.
If you like to put your logo in your pages, this is the right place. Simply browse and select you logo as image, a window will appear that will let you browse from computer or library. Then you may want to add some info like "title", "description" and so on, finally click on "insert into post" button.
Tip: for Retina issue choose a logo by double size (height and width) of what you like to see in browsers, and then make it smaller by changing the “Logo Width”. In other words, upload 2x size of your logo for Retina purpose and it will be big for your website, to make it in your desirable size make it as small as you like by changing the Logo Width.
To access typography settings please go to Theme Options> Typography
Here you have access to whatever in relation with font such as font type, font size and font color.
One of great features of Lifebook is that you can make an online shop with it.
Lifebook is fully compatible with latest version of Woocommerce Plugin. We added required stylings to fit the design, Checkout section in header toolbar, and all required confiq codes to make it seamless with Lifebook. If you dont need Woocommerce simply dont install it and all the features, codes and anything required for woocommerce will not be loaded and interfered. Vice versa, if you need to set up woocommerce just install woocommerce like you do for other plugins and thats all about it. you dont need to do anything else. There are couple of options in Theme Options > WoocommerceWoocommerce Documentation
WordPress Widgets add content and features to your Sidebars and Footer. Examples are the default widgets that come with WordPress; for example post categories, tag clouds, navigation, search, etc. Widgets require no code experience or expertise. They can be added, removed, and rearranged on the WordPress Administration Appearance > Widgets panel.
WordPress Widgets add content and features to your Sidebars. Examples are the default widgets that come with WordPress; for post categories, tag clouds, navigation, search, etc. Plugins will often add their own widgets.
Please insert below code in flickr widget then change flickr id:
Change current attrubition of user to your's ID (user=00000000@N00).
Please visit below link for capture your ID:
There are two ways to update:
We provide translation files for you to translate the theme into your language. The translation files default.mo and default.po are located in the languages folder inside your package. To translate the theme into your language, follow the steps below
Please Note: If you are interested to help us to translate the theme to your native language please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The theme comes with a backend that allows for heavy style customization (colors, fonts, etc).
However often times this is not enough, and you users want to add their own CSS Rules to the theme. We heavily recommend to use a so called Child Theme for that. Using a Child theme allows you to update the theme and at the same time you also make sure that you will never lose any of your modifications to a theme update.
Using a child theme is simple: Just install it, as well as the original "Lifebook" Theme on your server. Instead of activating the Original Theme you activate the Child theme. Now if you want to add any custom css to your theme use the child themes style.css. If you want to add any custom php functions use the child themes functions.php.
Now if you update the original Theme with the latest Version, your child theme will stay in place with all your customizations.
If you want to make changes to design then you can use Inspect Tool to see the source code of your website and the CSS rules applied to it.
To enable it right click and from the pop-up menu select Inspect Element
For more details please visit Chrome inspect element or Firefox inspect element. Meanwhile searching in google about it will be helpful.
For example we try to change bottom gray border color in footer. please watch the below video tutorial:
You can find related documentations for each plugins here:
We have used the following images, icons and fonts as listed: