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Lambada WordPress Theme Documentation

This is Lambada documentation. For more information about Lambada, please see this page. If you want us to install your theme, you can order our 24h installation service.

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Installing WordPress

Lambada is a Wordpress theme, so you must install Wordpress first. There are several ways to install WordPress but the easiest way would be to use one of the one-click autoinstallers available from you hosting company. Click here to learn how to install WordPress with the most popular autoinstallers, WordPress Toolkit, Cloudron, Fantastico, Installatron, and Softaculous.

Installing a Theme

There are two ways to install a WordPress Theme. We recommend you the first one.

1. Via WordPress Dashboard

To Install a Theme via WordPress Dashboard follow these steps:

  1. Go to your WordPress Admin Panel & Log in (wp-admin)
  2. Go to Appearance -> Themes -> Add New
  3. From top, Click on Upload Theme
  4. Choose the theme ZIP file you’ve downloaded & Click Install Now
  5. Click on Activate to active the theme

2. Via FTP

To install a WordPress Theme via FTP, follow these steps:

Use a FTP such as Filezilla.

  1. Open Filezilla
  2. Enter the FTP account details provided by your web host in Host, Username & Password field

    Host: Server hostname (ftp.mywebsite.com)
    Username: Username
    Password: Password

  3. Once connected, you’ll see two panes.

    Left: Shows the files on your computer
    Right: Shows the files currently on the web server.

  4. Locate your root folder (Ex: public_html)
  5. Extract the theme file; drag & drop the unzipped theme folder to wp-content/themes directory.
  6. If you’re done uploading files, to disconnect just click the disconnect icon
  7. Activate the theme from Appearance -> Themes

Install Plugins

Without the required plugins, the theme still works but without its powerful features enabled.

Required Plugins

  • Easy Digital Downloads (free)
  • Redux Framework (free)
  • WeDocs (free)

After you activate the theme you are prompted to install these plugins with a single click, so the process is automatic.

Import Demo

  1. Log into your site as an administrator. Make sure the theme and all required plugins are active before proceeding. Read the previous chapter to learn how to do that.
  2. Go to Tools → Import. Choose “WordPress” from the list.
  3. Upload this file (download it first by opening the link, click right & "save as").
  4. You will be asked to map the authors in this export file to users on the blog. Choose an existing user. You will then have the choice to import attachments, so click on the “Download and import file attachments” box. Wait while WordPress imports everything.
  5. You will need then to assign the menu from Dashboard/Appearance/Menus, configure widgets and set your Homepage & Blog from Dashboard/Settings/Reading. This is a limitation of WordPress’ import system. We will guide you how to do that in the next chapters.

A lot of steps introduced in the next chapters are no longer required if the Import Demo method described below is used. So make sure you don’t repeat yourself with unnecessary double tasks such as creating pages, populating products etc.

Assign Front Page & Blog

  1. Add 2 blank pages, one named Home and the other Blog.
  2. Go to Dashboard/Settings/Reading and assign static pages, then Save.

lambada

That’s it for now. Remember to uncheck “Discourage search engines…” once your project is ready!

Homepage

Lambada’s Homepage is very easy to set up through Theme Options builder, no single line of code touched and no shortcodes involved. First, navigate to Dashboard/Pages and edit the “Home” page created in the previous chapter. Assign it to Home from page attributes:

Then visit the Dashboard/Theme Options, set your Homepage and save:

That’s it! Visit your website’s home, you will notice it looks just as the demo (we assume you have some products added, either manual or through Importer).

Shop

Navigate to Dashboard/Add new page, name it Shop (or whatever you like) and assign it to Shop template from page attributes:

If you have some products added, you should see the page populated as shown in the demo.

Set more shop options via Theme Options:

Shop Configuration: Dashboard/Appearance/Downloads

An extended documentation for the shop area can be found at Easy Digital Downloads official website.

Products

Once again, I should remind you that after installing Easy Digital Downloads plugin, it’s important that you go plugin's settings (Downloads/Settings) and adjust all the options according to your needs (screenshots above).

Now to create a new product, navigate to Downloads/Add New and follow the screenshot:

Don't forget to Publish/Update!

Buyer Account

Navigate to Dashboard/Add new page, name it My Account (or whatever you like) and assign it to My Account template from page attributes:

When logged in, your customer will see this page as the screenshot:

Checkout Page

If you have already imported demo content, this step is no longer necessary.

Navigate to Dashboard/Add a page, name it Checkout, paste the following shortcode inside then save:

[download_checkout]

Purchase Confirmation Page

If you have already imported demo content, this step is no longer necessary.

Your buyers will see a confirmation page after the payment is complete (example in screenshot below). In order to create this page, navigate to Dashboard/Add New, paste the following shortcode, then publish:

[edd_receipt]

Purchase History Page

If you have already imported demo content, this step is no longer necessary.

Your buyers must have a purchase history page to access their downloads. In order to create this page, navigate to Dashboard/Add New, paste the following shortcode, then publish:

[purchase_history]

Transaction Failed Page

If you have already imported demo content, this step is no longer necessary.

Your buyers must have a page for failed transaction alert. In order to create this page, navigate to Dashboard/Add New, paste the following shortcode, then publish:

Your transaction failed, please try again or contact site support.

Contact Page

Lambada uses Contact Form 7 plugin. Navigate to Contact/Add New, create your form and copy the generated shortcode.

Create a page, name it "Contact" (or whatever you like), paste the generated shortcode, then publish.

Testimonials Page

Create a page, name it "Testimonials" (or whatever you wish) and add each testimonial wrapped within a blockquote:

<blockquote>
Thank you for the prompt payment and a smooth transaction. Overall, fantastic! I’d recommend them to anyone looking for a creative, thoughtful, and professional team. 
<cite>Lara Craft - Product User</cite>
</blockquote>

To prevent HTML formatting, make sure you are in text mode if you paste our code block:

F.A.Q. Page

"Lambada" uses "UIX Page Builder" for F.A.Q. page. (Not comfortable with page builders? Skip and read "Uix Shortcodes" section from this documentation.)

  1. Click Use Visual Builder

  2. Click Add Section and select 1/1 layout.

  3. Select Accordion

  4. Click Publish

Pricing Page

"Lambada" uses "UIX Page Builder" for Pricing page. (Not comfortable with page builders? Skip and read "Uix Shortcodes" section from this documentation.)

Create a page, name it Pricing (or whatever you wish), then click on “Use Visual Editor” and follow the screenshot steps.

Uix Shortcodes

Page Builders are great but if you are on a server with PHP memory limit issues or if you like shortcodes more, here's the equivalent plugin that will create similar elements: "UIX Shortcodes". We recommend you to use it, it's faster and reliable!

Menus

Before adding items to the menu, you must first define it.

  1. Navigate to the WordPress Dashboard.
  2. From the 'Appearance', select the 'Menus' option.
  3. Choose Create a new menu at the top of the page
  4. Enter a random name in the Menu Name box
  5. Click the Create Menu button.

You've just created a custom menu. Now let's add some items to it!

  1. Notice the pane entitled Pages.
  2. Within this pane, click the View All link to display a list of all the published Pages on your site.
  3. Choose the Pages that you want to add by clicking the checkbox.
  4. Click the Add to Menu button located at the bottom of this pane to add your selection(s) to the menu that you created in the previous step.
  5. Click the Save Menu button once you've added all the menu items you want.

Great! Now the final step, make the menu visible in site. Lambada theme supports 2 menus - primary & footer.

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the menu editor window.
  2. In the section titled Theme locations, click the check box for the location where you want your menu to appear.
  3. Click Save menu once you've made your selection.

That's it! The menu should be now visible in website.

Widgets

Redxun comes with 2 widgetized areas ( Blog & Footer).Go to Appearance > Widgets in the WordPress Administration Screens. Populate the areas with drag & drop:

For "Follow Us" footer widget, drag a text widget and paste the code:

<a target="_blank" href="#"><i class="fa fa-facebook"></i> Like us on Facebook</a>

<a target="_blank" href="#"><i class="fa fa-twitter"></i> Follow us on Twitter</a>

<a target="_blank" href="#"><i class="fa fa-google-plus"></i> Visit our Google +</a>

Replace # with the appropriate link, example: <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/wowthemesnet"><i class="fa fa-twitter"></i> Follow us on Twitter</a>

Check "Automatically add paragraphs" and save.

Theme Options

Recommendations

  • Header Image Size: 1366px x 505px
  • Product Featured Image Size: 750px x 480px
  • Caching Plugin: W3 Total Cache
  • EDD Add Ons - Boost your online store
  • Important - Switch to text mode if you paste code blocks or even shortcodes, to prevent HTML formatting:

Create Child Theme

If you want to use a child theme, we recommend you to easily create a child theme with this Child Theme Configurator plugin.

If you’d rather create it manually, please, read our detailed article: “Protect Your WordPress Customizations with a Child Theme”.

Translate Theme

"Lambada" theme is translatable. All you have to do is to install a specific plugin so you can easily translate the theme in your own language. We recommend you Loco Translate plugin.

loco-translate

Icons

"Lambada" theme has Font Awesome integrated. This means you can use any icon from this list anywehere in your site with a simple code: <i class="fa fa-telegram"></i>. Of course, you will replace telegram with the keyword corresponding to the icon you wish to use. More examples:
<i class="fa fa-envelope-open"></i>
<i class="fa fa-commenting"></i>
<i class="fa fa-flag"></i>

Images

You can get free images for your website at Unsplash.com.

Get Support

"Lambada" documentation is always evolving. If you have questions, please, submit a ticket here or leave a comment below.