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Invitora

Installing Invitora Theme

Invitora is not like another WordPress theme. The concept of this theme is a one landing page and used for an invitation.

There are two ways to install Invitora theme on your WordPress:

1. Installing via WordPress Dashboard

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To install the theme via WordPress dashboard, you can go to WordPress Dashboard → Appearance → Themes.

Select upload to uploading the zip file you get from our member page to install the theme.

2. Installing via FTP

After you download the zip file from our member page, extract the file to your PC. Then, access your FTP using any FTP client (for example FileZilla), go to directory: wp-content → themes.

Upload the extracted theme folder (Invitora theme folder) to that directory. After the upload process complete, you can go to WordPress dashboard → Appearance → Themes to activate Invitora theme you just upload.

Got an error during installation process? Try this following action:

  • Make sure you are using the latest version of WordPress
  • Make sure your hosting is running the latest version of PHP and MySQL
  • If installing via WordPress dashboard doesn’t work, try to upload manually via FTP (FileZilla)
  • Make sure if your server folder is not protected. The common error message will say: Unable to create directory wp-content/sample-folder/. Is its parent directory writable by the server? (ask your hosting tech. guy if you got this error message)
  • If your dashboard suddenly goes blank after installing this theme, please update the framework version manually via FTP. To do it, you have to download the framework files from this URL. Once you download the zip, extract the files into your PC then upload the files via FTP to directory: wp-content → themes → invitora → functions (replace all files)

Got an error during update process?

  • Make sure if your hosting provider have cURL feature enabled
  • Theme folder (wp-content → themes) CHMOD is 777 or 755
  • Make sure if your username/password is correct and active
  • Make sure if you have the latest version of framework
  • Make sure if your server folder is not protected
  • Please try to renew you account password at our member page. Make sure if the password combination doesn’t contain too many special character

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Invitora Overview

Invitora Frontpage

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Theme Panel

Invitora is using a new version of our theme panel. This new panel will provide you to the more impressive experience to explore our themes.

There are 4 sub menus inside of it. They are:

Dashboard

Dashboard panel contains a few of settings to customize Invitora theme. Within this panel you can configure the theme and customize its layout. Just drag and drop the option from the left column into the right column to show all sub-options inside of it.

SEO Settings

This feature will help you who just new to WordPress. With this feature you don’t have to think about SEO, we already prepared all of your needs here, but still it is just a basic SEO function.

For you who have already known or maybe expert on WordPress, you can download many SEO plugins which are available at WordPress.org

Customizer Importer

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This feature talking about WordPress v 3.4.1 new feature, Customizer. This function will help you to import/export what you have customize on customizer. To import the customizr settings, you can go to the theme demo page and click on Customizr icon (brush icon).

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Updates

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If there is an update available, update feature will tell you by a notification. You can update your framework and theme automatically but be careful because if your site already modified a lot with theme update function, all of your work will be gone. So please make a back-up files first before updating your theme.

Note:

  • If you have already updated your framework but you got an empty page (blank page), just refresh your page
  • When you are trying to update the theme and there is an error message displayed: this account is illegible, please try to: update using different browser, make sure if the framework is up-to-date, wait for several minutes (5 – 60 minutes) after you got an error message. Also please try to update your password, make sure if you are not using too many special characters

For theme update, make sure that your wp-content folder is not protected and also cURL is enabled at your hosting provider.

Page Template

Invitora have several page templates which you can use them to improve your blogging experience. To create it, you can follow these instructions below:

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  1. Add Contact: Invitora have an embedded contact form manager feature. With this feature you can easily create any forms, text area, radio button, etc. (for details check section below). Once you made your own form, you can put those forms on the page/post just by choosing the forms name from this drop down menu
  2. Page Template: Invitora have several page templates that can be used to help you create a great blog. They are: blog, contact and gallery. To create a page with a template on it, type a name for your page, choose a template then publish it
  3. Number of Pictures to Show: This option only available when you want to create a page using gallery template. On this option you can declare how many post thumbnail should be displayed
  4. Item To Show: There are 3 options available:
    • None: This is the default value if you are not going to use the other 2 options
    • Custom Post Image: Basically custom post image is same as featured image which will not displayed on post content, just as the post thumbnail. The main advantage of this feature is: if you put an external URL of an image, those image will not stored on your web disk
    • Video Embed Code: To have a video thumbnail displayed, you have to put the video embed code to this text area. Your code should be displayed like this one:
      <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/PVPt0LN2ssA" height="315" width="560" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0"></iframe>
      

      Make sure if you only use an embed code from popular video sharing like Youtube or Vimeo (to make sure if the video displayed well on mobile device)

  5. SEO: You can set the SEO options here individually. You can set SEO_follow (allow search engine to crawl on your post) or SEO_noindex (prevent search engine to crawl on your post)

Add Post

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  1. Shortcodes: With Invitora theme you can use many useful shortcodes to help you make a great post such as table, buttons, column design, etc.
  2. Item To Show: There are 3 options available:
    • None: This is the default value if you are not going to use the other 2 options
    • Custom Post Image: Basically custom post image is same as featured image which will not displayed on post content, just as the post thumbnail. The main advantage of this feature is: if you put an external URL of an image, those image will not stored on your web disk
    • Video Embed Code: To have a video thumbnail displayed, you have to put the video embed code to this text area. Your code should be displayed like this one:
      <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/PVPt0LN2ssA" height="315" width="560" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0"></iframe>
      

      Make sure if you only use an embed code from popular video sharing like Youtube or Vimeo (to make sure if the video displayed well on mobile device)

  3. Custom Post Image: Basically custom post image is same as featured image which will not displayed on post content, just as the post thumbnail. The main advantage of this feature is: if you put an external URL of an image, those image will not stored on your web disk
  4. SEO: You can set the SEO options here individually. You can set SEO_follow (allow search engine to crawl on your post) or SEO_noindex (prevent search engine to crawl on your post)

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Theme Options

General Settings

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  1. Settings: To modify this options you can go to WordPress dashboard → Invitora → Dashboard → General Settings
  2. Theme Stylesheet: There are several stylesheet you can use depends on your event. This stylesheet not only change the theme color but also give you a default logo (this logo can be replaced by a custom image)
  3. Custom Favicon: At this option you can upload a custom favicon
  4. Main Layout: At this option you can set where does the sidebar should be displayed. This option affected all sidebars that this theme have: main sidebar (will be displayed on the main page) and page sidebar (will be displayed on the single post/page)
  5. Enable/Disable Custom Logo: At this option you can choose what you want to display at the logo section. If this option is off then you will get your site title displayed (text). Activate this option and another option will be displayed. With that option you can upload a custom image that will be displayed on the logo section. The height of the image doesn’t matter, but the maximum width is 300px
  6. Custom Sidebar Image: At this option you can upload a custom image that will be displayed on the main sidebar (main page only). The height of the image doesn’t matter but the maximum width is 300px
  7. Tagline: At this option you can type any text that will be displayed as the site tagline (displayed under the site logo)
  8. Description: At this option you can type any text that will be displayed as the site description. At this option you can type any HTML tag
  9. Post/Page Comments: At this option you can choose where does the comment form should be displayed. You can choose to displaying the comment form at post or page only or both of them
  10. Enable Press Trens Tracking: This feature will help us to report if there is a bug detected at theme you are using, and also this feature will tell us how does our client use the theme. There will be not any of your personal information sent to us. This option is optional, but we recommend to enable this option
  11. Disable Responsive: By default the theme will displaying a responsive design if accessed using a mobile device (depends on screen size). By activate this option, you will disable the responsive design, so your mobile device will displaying the same as you saw on PC. This option will not work if your device are not support the feature (make sure your device browser settings are configured to displaying web version)

Front Page Settings

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  1. Settings: To modify this options you can go to WordPress dashboard → Invitora → Dashboard → Front Page Settings
  2. Featured Page: At this option you have to type any page ID you want to display at the main page. If you want to add more than one page, you can separate them using a coma

Getting Page ID

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To get the page ID you can go to: WordPress dashboard → Page. Hover your mouse cursor to any page you want to get the ID. Once you do it, please check for the information bar that displayed on the bottom left of your browser.

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At the information bar above you can find out this code: post=7&action=edit. The ID of the page you hovered is 7.

Social Networking Settings

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  1. Settings: To modify this options you can go to WordPress dashboard → Invitora → Dashboard → Social Networking Settings
  2. Social Icon Title: At this option you can type any text that will be displayed above the social icons section at the main sidebar (main page)
  3. Social URL: You can choose which social networking icons should be displayed by put your social URLs at the available fields. Once you do it, an icon of social URL will be displayed on the main sidebar (main page)
  4. Enable/Disable Social Share Button: At this option you can choose which social share button should be displayed on the main sidebar and also at the single post

Thumbnail Settings

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  1. Settings: To set this options go to WordPress dashboard → Invitora → Dashboard → Thumbnail Settings
  2. Featured Images: If this option is active, an image which is set as featured will be displayed as your post/page thumbnail
  3. Dynamic Resize: If this option is active, your image will dynamically resized, this feature require a PHP version minimum v 5.2 (higher is better)
  4. Hard Crop: If this option is active, your image will hard cropped, this feature is using timthumb to proceed
  5. Timthumb Image Resizer: If this option is inactive, all options on timthumb settings will be turned off
  6. Automatic Thumbnail: By default if option #2 is active, this option will take any image available on your post/page as your post/page thumbnail (first image uploaded on your post/page or featured image), but featured image is priority (if option #2 is active)
  7. Image on RSS Feed: If this option is active, you will have an image on your RSS feed

Analytics Settings

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  1. Settings: To modify this option you can go to WordPress dashboard → Invitora → Dashboard → Analytics ID, RSS Feed Settings
  2. GoSquared Token: At this option you can put your GoSquared token to activate the GoSquared analytics feature
  3. Google Analytics: You can also use Google Analytics by inserting your code here
  4. Feed Burner: If you want to have a RSS link active at your site, then you will need to put your FeedBurner url and also FeedBurner comments url here

Footer Settings

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  1. Settings: To modify this option you can go to WordPress dashboard → Invitora → Dashboard → Footer Settings
  2. Enable/Disable Custom Credit: Activate this option if you want to have a custom credit on the footer section. On the footer credit option you can type any HTML tag

Contact Form Settings

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  1. Settings: To set this options you can go to WordPress dashboard → Invitora → Dashboard → Contact Form
  2. Destination E-mail Address: If you already create a page with page template contact, then at this option you have to put your e-mail address. Any inquiry made on your contact page template will be send to this e-mail address

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SEO Settings

This feature is added for them who just new to WordPress, this feature just a simple SEO settings. For the expert or the one who known WordPress well, usually they will search for another SEO plugins which are more powerful.

Page Title

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Go to Invitora → Dashboard → SEO Settings → Page Title. In this section, there are options to set how the title of every page in your website will be displayed. They are:

  1. Option: To set this option, you can go to WordPress dashboard → Invitora → Dashboard → SEO tab
  2. Blog Title: Specify a text you want to display as a blog title
  3. Blog Description: Specify a sentence you want to display as a blog description
  4. Separator: Specify a character you would like to use as a separator in page title
  5. Custom Page Titles: Enable or disable this feature on your website. If you enable this option, there are additional options available. They are:
    • Homepage Title Layout: You can define the order of the elements on your homepage
    • Single Title Layout: You can define the order of the elements on the single title layout
    • Page Title Layout: You can define the order of the elements on the page title layout
    • Archive Title Layout: You can define the order of the elements on the archive title layout
    • Page Number: You can specify a text that precedes page number in page titles
    • Page Number Position: You can define the position you want to display the page number on your website

Description Meta

Go to Invitora → Dashboard → SEO Settings → Description Meta.

In this section, there are options to set meta description of your website. They are:

  1. Homepage Description: There are 3 options available to choose. Each option describes the source where the home page meta description is populated
  2. Custom Homepage Description: Specify a decription of your homepage
  3. Single Page/Post Description: There are 3 options available you can choose the source where the single page/post meta description is populated
  4. Global Post/Page Description: Enable or disable custom meta description on your posts and pages

Keyword Meta

Go to Invitora → Dashboard → SEO Settings → Keyword Meta.

In this section, there are options to set keyword meta of your website. They are:

  1. Homepage Keywords: There are 2 options available to choose. Each option describes the source where the homepage meta keywords is populated
  2. Custom Homepage Keywords: Specify a custom homepage keywords of your website. Separate each keyword using comma
  3. Single Page/Post Keywords: There are 3 options available you can choose the source where the single page/post meta keywords is populated
  4. Global Post/Page Keywords: Enable or disable custom meta keywords on your posts and pages

Indexing Options

Go to Invitora → Dashboard → SEO Settings → Indexing options. Options available:

  1. Archive Pages to Index: Select which archive page to be indexed
  2. Add Follow Meta to Posts and Pages: Enable or disable a feature to add follow meta in all of your posts and pages

Advanced Options

Go to Invitora → Dashboard → SEO Settings → Advanced options. There is option available to enable or disable 3rd party plugin data and also there is an option to hide ColorLabs SEO Settings box from the post and page editing screens.

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Miscellaneous

Add Custom Menu

This theme doesn’t support to have any custom menu.

Custom File Editor

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Invitora also provide a custom CSS editor, so if you want to modify the looks of your site (CSS customization), you can do it here. If you write your CSS modification here, you will not need to worry to lose your work if there is an update for theme. Your custom.css file will be stored at directory wp-content → uploads

To access this page, you can go to WordPress dashboard → Invitora → Custom File Editor.

Import/Export Theme Settings

If you have to manage 2 or more sites that using the same theme, you can use this import/export settings feature. The output/input file should be a json file, and if you importing the settings from a site to another, your another site will have the same settings like your main site (only work perfectly if both site have the same category, tags and pages).

To access this page, you can go to WordPress dashboard → Invitora → Import/Export Settings

Dummy Content

If you want to have the exact content (posts, images, pages, etc.) as our demo page, go to dummy content folder inside the zip file you have. You will got 2 files:

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  • XML
    This file will bring all posts, pages, images, etc. (the content) from our demo page. In order to use this file, go to WordPress dashboard → Tools → Import. Choose ‘import from WordPress’ (you will be asked to install an additional plugin to do the import)
  • JSON
    This file will bring all configuration made at our demo theme dashboard. In order to use this file, go to Invitora → Import/Export Settings

Front Page Display

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To make sure if this theme working as displayed in the demo page, make sure if the front page configuration look alike as the image above.

You can also make the custom page template  as your default home page by set it at option Front Page Display. Set the option as Static Page, then choose your page template.

To configure front page display, you can go to WordPress dashboard → Settings → Reading Settings

Permalink Configuration

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Before you start using this theme, make sure if you already configure the permalink settings. To configure it, you can go to WordPress dashboard → Settings → Permalink

By default, the option is set to default. This option will displaying your post/page ID which is not save. Adjust the option to fit your needs as long as the option is not default

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