Laura

Multipurpose WordPress Theme

Cherry Data Importer

This plugin will help you export posts, comments, widgets, settings etc., from one site to another. With a single click of a button the plugin generates an XML file that can be imported to another website.

After the installation the plugin adds a new block - Demo Content where you can export or import the content.

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Note: The images are not exported separately, they are downloaded from the server during the import.

File Import

To import the content, you need to upload the XML file and press Start Import.

Once the import begins you will see a box with progress bars.

    
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After the import is complete you can view the site or customize it.

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File Export

To export the data, you only need to press an Export button and an XML file will be created automatically.

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Array Structure

XML importer settings. Features:

  • enabled
    enable/disable XML importer;
  • use_upload
    show/hide the files upload form;
  • path
    path to the pre-installed sample-data;
  • import
    import settings;
  • chunk_size
    number of processed items at 1 importing step. The less this number is, the more steps will be during the importing process, and less time will be spent for 1 step. For this reason, it is strongly recommended to reduce this number for the themes with large sample data to avoid problems with importing files on weak servers;
  • remap
    data post-processing settings. Here you need to add keys with posts IDs that can be changed during the import;
  • post_meta
    post metadata settings;
  • term_meta
    terms metadata settings;
  • options
    options.

Export Settings

  • message
    message displayed in the export block;
  • logo
    url of the logo displayed in the export block;
  • options
    options array for the additional export.
  • success links
    associative array of links displayed on successful installation page. Link ID is used as a key. The plugin contains IDs for the homepage and for customizer;
  • label
    link text;
  • type
    type of displayed button (default, primary, success, danger, warning);
  • target
    _balnk, _self;
  • url
    link url.

Cherry Plugin Wizard

Cherry Plugin Wizard is a powerful instrument that allows you to install all the necessary plugins and demo-content in an easy and effortless way.

To install it you must go to Plugins tab in your administration panel. There you'll see the following notice.

Menu Settings Screen

Just click on Begin installing plugin link, and the installation will begin.

After Cherry Plugin Wizard is installed you will be able to see Cherry Plugin Wizard tab in your administration panel. Go to this tab, and Cherry Plugin Wizard will offer you to install the bunch of recommended plugins to your theme.

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You can also select which particular plugins you want to be installed. To do it you just have to select them from the list that wil appear on your page. Then click on Next button and proceed to the installation process.

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Menu Settings Screen

When the plugins are installed it is time to install demo content for your theme. Cherry Plugin Wizard will offer you to do just that.

Menu Settings Screen

Demo Content Installation

Cherry Plugin Wizard will offer you several scenarios how to install demo content to your theme.

  • Append demo content to my existing content
    this option will append the demo content for your theme with your existing content.
  • Replace my existing content with demo content
    this option will rewrite your previous existing content with the demo content.
  • Skip demo content installation
    by choosing this option you refuse to install demo content for your theme.

When the installation will be over you'll see the following notice.

Menu Settings Screen

Cherry Sidebar Manager

This Cherry Sidebar Manager is designed to create custom sidebars with specific sets of widgets and define custom sidebars on pages.

To add a new sidebar, go to the Appearance > Widgets section and click Create a new sidebar.

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Input Sidebar name and Sidebar description. Then click Creating Sidebars

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You can arrange your widgets set in your sidebar by adding the new ones, changing the order of widgets and removing the unused ones.

Avaliable Post Sidebar Areas
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Columns for Bootstrap

This Columns for Bootstrap plugin is an HTML, CSS, and JS framework that is used to develop responsive, mobile websites. It employs a grid system that divides the viewport into twelve distinct columns. On desktops, the columns scale proportionally to the width of the viewing area while on mobile devices and tablets the columns stack on top of one another. This plugin takes advantage of that grid system to allow for WordPress content to be split up equally between the twelve columns.

Installation

  1. Make sure that the current WordPress theme is built with Bootstrap.
  2. Add plugin to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Check the top of the Plugins page for any warnings.
  5. Begin using the [column-group] and [column] shortcodes.

Using Columns for Bootstrap plugin

  • To create a group of columns, use the [column-group] shortcode.
  • To add columns to a group, use the [column] shortcode. For example:
  • Insert Columns dialog

    The first column will occupy the first six columns of the Bootstrap grid while the second column will fill the remaining six.

    Spanning Columns
  • The plugin’s columns can also be manually spanned across the Bootstrap grid. By adding the span attribute to the starting column shortcode, the number of Bootstrap columns that the WordPress columns take up can be assigned.
  • Insert Columns dialog
  • The columns will take up four, six, and two of the Bootstrap columns respectively.
  • Note! The span value is actually a ratio so if the total value of the spans in a column group does not equal twelve, then the plugin will assign the column sizes by means of percentage.

Contact form 7

Contact form 7 plugin can manage multiple contact forms. It also lets you customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup.

Displaying a Form

Let’s start with displaying a form on your page. First, open the Contact > Contact Forms menu in your WordPress administration panel.

You can manage multiple contact forms there.

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Just after installing the Contact Form 7 plugin, you’ll see a default form - Contact form 1 and a code like this:

 [contact-form-7 id="2526" title="Contact form 1"] 

Copy this code. Then open (Pages > Edit) of the page where you wish to place the contact form. A popular practice is creating a page named Contact for the contact form page. Paste the code you've copied into the contents of the page.

Now your contact form setup is complete. Your site visitors can now find the form and start submitting messages to you.

Next, let’s see how you can customize your form and mail content.

Customizing a Form

Title for this contact form is just a label for a contact form and is used for administrative purposes only. You can use any title you like, e.g. Job Application Form and so on.

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In the form you can enter different tag generators. They can be generated automatically.

  • text - form-tag generator for text;
  • email - form-tag generator for email;
  • text - form-tag generator for text;
  • tel - form-tag generator for phone numbers;
  • date - form-tag generator for date input;
  • text area - form-tag generator for text areas;
  • drop-down menu - form-tag generator for drop-down menus;
  • checkboxes - form-tag generator for adding chackboxes;
  • acceptance - form-tag generator for creating acceptance checkbox;
  • quiz - form-tag generator for creating a quiz;
  • reCapthca - form-tag generator for adding a captcha;
  • file - form-tag generator for adding files;
  • submit - form-tag generator for creating submit form.

You can also customize the form content using HTML and form tags. Line breaks and blank lines in this field are automatically formatted with <br/> and <p> HTML tags.

Tag generators (3). By using these tag generators, you can generate form-tags without knowledge of them.

For more information about form-tags, see How Tags Work.

Mail Tab
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You can edit the mail template for the mail which is sent in response to a form submission. You can use mail-tags in these fields.

An additional mail template is also available. It is called Mail(2) and its content can differ from the primary Mail template.

For more information, see Setting Up Mail page.

Messages Tab
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You can edit various kinds of messages, including Validation errors occurred, Please fill in the required field, etc.

Make sure that you enter only plain text here.

HTML tags and entities are not allowed in the message fields.

Additional Settings Tab
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You can add customization code snippets here. For more details, see Contact Form 7.

WP User Avatar

With the help of this WP User Avatar plugin you can easily use custom avatars that are uploaded through Gravatar. It allows you to upload the avatars right from the Media Library of your WordPress account.

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Installing WP User Avatar

  • download, install, and activate the WP User Avatar plugin;

  • on your profile edit page, click Edit Image;

  • choose an image, then click Select Image;

  • click Update Profile;

  • upload your own Default Avatar in your WP User Avatar settings (optional). You can also allow Contributors & Subscribers to upload avatars and disable Gravatar;

  • choose a theme that has avatar support. In your theme, manually replace get_avatar with get_wp_user_avatar or leave get_avatar as-is;

  • you can also use the [avatar_upload] and [avatar] shortcodes in your posts. These shortcodes will work with any theme, whether it has avatar support or not.

Right after the installation, you will see a new tab on the left sidebar. Let's navigate to the "Settings" section.

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Here you can see the list of settings that allow you to adjust the avatars in accordance with your preferences. Once the customization is complete, press the "Save Changes" button.