- Theme Overview (video)
- Setup Homepage
- Recommended & Required Plugins
- Customize the Theme [VIDEO]
- How to use the Page Builder [VIDEO]
- Setup Homepage Slideshow
- Real Estate Setup [VIDEO]
- Setup Portfolio [VIDEO]
- Setup WooCommerce [VIDEO]
- Setup Blog Page
- Add Related Posts, Tiled Galleries and other Jetpack Features
- Custom Widgets
Theme Quick Specs
- Theme Layout – Responsive: Boxed or Full-width
- Wrapper Width – 1340px
- Content Width (full) – 1215px
- Post Content Width – 800px
- Sidebar Width – 375px
- Page Templates – Full-width, Homepage (widgetized and builder), Portfolio, Sidebar on the Left, Testimonials archive
Quick Start Video
Presence includes 2 Page Templates which you can use to create the front page:
1. Using Homepage (Widgetized) page template:
2. Using the Unyson Page Builder and Homepage (Unyson Builder) page template:
How to Create Homepage like Demo
Here’s a list that will help you understand how we created the homepage in all 10 demo sites:
Recommended & Required Plugins
Social Icons Widget – free plugin that allows you to create a list of your social profiles. You’ll need it to add social icons in the top menu bar.
Instagram Widget – another free plugin created by us which you can use to add a gallery with your latest Instagram photos.
Jetpack – a free plugin that includes numerous features that you can active to add extra functionalities in the theme. Recommended features to activate: Portfolio, Sharing Buttons, Related Posts, Tiled Galleries, Carousel, Contact Form.
Unyson – a free plugin that includes a Page Builder extensions, which you can use to create different page layouts, like the front page from the demo.
WooCommerce – most popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress.
MailPoet – simple plugin to create and send newsletters.
HBook ($39) – powerful hotel booking system.
Cue Playlists (Free) – create and manage audio playlists.
GigPress – display and manage upcoming shows and tours.
Real Estate Plugins
IMPress Listings (Free) – real estate listing management.
IMPress Agents (Free) – add agents profiles to real estate listings.
Posts 2 Posts (Free) – connect listings with agents.
The Events Calendar (Free) – one of the most popular events plugin.
GigPress – display and manage upcoming shows and tours.
Contact Form Page
How to Change Logo, Colors and Fonts.
In Presence many options can be changed and customized from Theme Customizer. You can access the Customizer from Themes Page.
In Site Identity you can upload your own logo image.
In Header Options you can select to hide the top menu or the search icon.
How to use the Page Builder
In order to activate the Page Builder, you’ll need to install the Unyson plugin, which is available for free.
After installing the theme, you’ll see a message at the top that offers to install and activate the plugin quickly:
Install the plugin and Activate it.
After that a new section called Unyson will appear in the dashboard menu:
Go to the Unyson page, and install the Page Builder extension.
Now you can use the Page Builder when you create or edit pages.
Here’s how you can create a new page to use it as front page and how to load the same layout from the demo:
In the following video you can see a walkthrough the Page Builder extension:
Set-up Homepage Slideshow
The Slideshow from the top on Front Page can display different content. Depending on the site you’re building, you can change in Theme Options > Homepage > Slideshow what you want to display: featured posts, featured pages, real estate listings or slideshow posts.
If you selected to display Featured Posts or Featured Pages, then a new option to mark a specific page or posts as featured will appear when you’ll edit a post or a page. Checking that option at the top right will tell the slideshow which posts or pages to include in it.
If you selected to display Slideshow Posts then you can add new slides by creating new Slideshow posts from the admin menu with the same name. Each Slideshow posts will result in a separate slide of the homepage slideshow.
More options for the slideshow can be found in Theme Options > Homepage > Slideshow:
Real Estate Integration
Presence theme fully supports IMpress Listings plugin, which is a popular plugin for adding and managing listings.
Below you can watch a video tutorial to setup the Real Estate demo:
If you need the Agents functionality, please install IMPress Agents plugin.
Setup Portfolio (Jetpack)
Jetpack Portfolio is a great feature that can be used in different ways to display your work, products and much more.
Setup WooCommerce (video)
Below is a video showing how you can setup the Shop / WooCommerce Demo:
Add Sharing Buttons, Related Posts, Tiled Galleries and other Jetpack Features
Numerous features can be added quickly in the theme from Jetpack Plugin: Tiled Galleries, Related Posts, Extra Sidebar Widgets, etc.
Recommended Jetpack Features:
If you need help installing and activating these features, please see this tutorial: Getting started with Jetpack.
Here’s how you can create a Tiled Mosaic Gallery:
How do I change summary content (Excerpt) for a post?
On editing page of a post, look for a field called Excerpt. You can add here summaries for your posts each time you want to adjust manually the length of text which appears in Slider, Recent Articles, Post Archives or when you simply want to have a different text than the automatically picked excerpt.
How can I change the number of posts on homepage?
- Go to Settings > Reading
- Find Blog pages show at most option, and change the number of posts.
How do I add a Contact Form?
You’d need to install Jetpack plugin and activate the Contact Form feature.