Installation

Installation

To install the Entertainer Theme you must first have a working WordPress(.org) installation. For information on installing WordPress, please see Installing WordPress, from the WordPress Codex. Once WordPress has been setup in your hosting environment, you can install your theme one of two ways:

FTP upload: download and un-zip your theme folder, and using the FTP program of your choice upload the theme folder to the ‘../wp-content/themes/’ folder on your server.

WordPress dashboard: download your theme and sign into your WordPress dashboard (e.g., yourdomain.com/wp-admin). Navigate to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload, and select your zipped theme folder, click “Install Now”. Once the theme is uploaded you will need to activate it, either with the provided link or under Appearance > Themes.

Note: If you use Safari as your primary browser you may find that your theme folder is not zipped after downloading it. You will need to re-compress your theme folder before initiating the second installation process.

Theme License

A theme license allows you to have access to ongoing theme updates. By applying the theme license, you will see automatic notifications for all future theme updates in the Appearance > Themes section of the dashboard – this makes updating the theme very easy! If you have not yet applied a license key to your site, please do so by logging into your www.organicthemes.com account and navigate to the Account > Licenses page in order to retrieve the theme license. Copy the license key and apply it within the WordPress dashboard section under Appearance > Theme License. Paste the license key in the license field, and click the “Save Changes” and then “Activate License” buttons.

Plugins

The Entertainer Theme requires the Organic Custom Content plugin to display the Tour Dates feature.

The Jetpack plugin may optionally be used for displaying projects on the Portfolio page template, and testimonials on Testimonials page template.

Note: The contact form in our demo is powered by Gravity Forms, an excellent premium WordPress contact form plugin (free alternatives include ‘Contact Form 7’ and ‘Jetpack Forms’). If you want to make use of the shop portion of the theme you will need to install WooCommerce.

Demo Content (Optional)

You can install the theme demo content to be used as a guide with the .xml file available for download below. Please refer to the following tutorial for instructions on installing your demo content: Installing Demo Content

Download Demo Content

General Setup

Home Page

To setup your homepage as seen in the demo, first create and publish a page with the “Home” page template applied to it (under “Page Attributes” in the page editor). Under Settings > Reading in the dashboard, choose “A Static Page” under Homepage Settings. Select the homepage you’ve created from the “Homepage” dropdown menu. Note: Alternately, you can choose to have your homepage display blog posts instead by selecting “Your Latest Posts” under Homepage Displays.

A Featured Content Slideshow may optionally be added to the Home Page using the Jetpack plugin. After installing and activating the plugin, follow these instructions:

  1. Navigate to Appearance > Customize > Featured Content.
  2. Add a “Tag name” for the posts you wish to display in the slideshow (i.e. “featured”).
  3. Click the blue Save & Publish button in the customizer.
  4. Navigate to Posts > All Posts.
  5. Add the slideshow tag name to each post you wish to display in the slideshow.
  6. Published posts with slideshow tag name will automatically display in a slideshow on the homepage with “Home” page template applied.

Blog Page

To setup your blog page as seen in the demo, first create and publish a page with the “Blog” page template applied to it (under “Page Attributes” in the page editor). In the WordPress dashboard, select Settings > Reading then select the blog page you’ve created from the “Posts Page” dropdown menu. Select the number of posts you want to display per page under the “Blog Pages Show At Most” section.

Main & Social Menus

The Entertainer Theme utilizes 3 custom menus; a Main Menu, Social Menu Header and Social Menu Footer for displaying social media icons in the header and footer. You can setup and manage your main menu under Appearance > Menus, in your WordPress dashboard. Please see our “WordPress Custom Menu” tutorial for detailed instructions on how to setup a main menu on your site.

Image Dimensions

Theme defined image dimensions are as follows (these can be found in the ‘Theme Setup’ function at the top of your functions.php file):

Logo: 420 x 140px

Entertainer Featured Large: 2400 x 1800px
Entertainer Featured Medium: 1200 x 800px
Entertainer Featured Small: 640 x 640px
Entertainer Featured Square: 1200 x 1200px

Site Title, Tagline, & Logo

You can choose to display either a Site Title and Tagline (as seen in the demo), or a logo in the upper left corner throughout your site. Within the dashboard, navigate to Appearance > Customize > Site Identity. Here you can upload a logo by clicking the “Select Logo” button, then adding a Site Title and Tagline to display.

Background Image

You can set a background image for your site, as seen in the demo, by navigating to Appearance > Customize > Background Image.

Page Templates

Archives

This template displays an archive index on a page. See an example in our demo here.

Audio Collection

The theme contains a Audio Collection page template that displays an audio player featuring all posts with the “Audio” Post Format applied. To create an Audio Collection page, follow the steps below:
  1. Navigate to Pages > Add New.
  2. Select the Audio Collection page template within the Page Attributes section.
  3. Publish the page.

When creating an audio post, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Posts > Add New.
  2. Add a Title for your video post.
  3. Upload an audio file to your post, and add the audio to your post content.
  4. Select the Audio option in the Format section on the right.
  5. Publish the post.

Posts with the Audio Format applied will automatically be displayed as a playable track on the Audio Collection page template.

Blog

To setup your blog page as seen in the demo, first create and publish a page with the “Blog” page template applied to it (under “Page Attributes” in the page editor). In the WordPress dashboard, select Settings > Reading then select the blog page you’ve created from the “Posts Page” dropdown menu. Select the number of posts you want to display per page under the “Blog Pages Show At Most” section.

Full Width

This template allows you to display page content or text body at full width. See an example here.

Home Page

To setup your homepage as seen in the demo, first create and publish a page with the “Home” page template applied to it (under “Page Attributes” in the page editor). Under Settings > Reading in the dashboard, choose “A Static Page” under Homepage Settings. Select the homepage you’ve created from the “Homepage” dropdown menu.

A Featured Content Slideshow may optionally be added to the Home Page using the Jetpack plugin. After installing and activating the plugin, follow these instructions:

  1. Navigate to Appearance > Customize > Featured Content.
  2. Add a “Tag name” for the posts you wish to display in the slideshow (i.e. “featured”).
  3. Click the blue Save & Publish button in the customizer.
  4. Navigate to Posts > All Posts.
  5. Add the slideshow tag name to each post you wish to display in the slideshow.
  6. Published posts with slideshow tag name will automatically display in a slideshow on the homepage with “Home” page template applied.

Portfolio

The theme contains a Portfolio page template that uses Jetpack custom post types to display projects. Alternatively, if you do not have Jetpack installed, you may select a post category for the portfolio under Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Portfolio Settings > Portfolio Template Category. You may choose the column layouts for the Portfolio page template here, also. See an example of a Portfolio page here.

Slideshow

An image slideshow can be added to the top of a page using the Slideshow page template. See an example here.
If using the classic editor: Within the page editor, add a gallery by selecting Add Media > Create Gallery. Select your images, then click the blue “Create A New Gallery” button.
If using the Gutenberg editor: You will need to add the slideshow gallery by using the Shortcodes block, and listing the image ID numbers within the shortcode. You can find the image number by selecting “Media” in the dashboard, then clicking on an image. The number displayed within the URL at the top is the image number. The following Codex page explains the Gallery Shortcode in greater detail: https://codex.wordpress.org/Gallery_Shortcode. It should look like this:

This is an example of a gallery shortcode, within the Shortcode block in the Gutenberg editor.

Testimonials

The theme contains a Testimonials page template that uses Jetpack custom post types to display testimonials. Alternatively, if you do not have Jetpack installed, you may select a post category for the testimonials under Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Testimonial Settings > Testimonials Template Category. Here, you can also select the number of columns to display on your Testimonials page.

Tour Dates

The Entertainer Theme requires the Organic Custom Content plugin to display the Tour Dates feature.

The theme contains a Tour Dates page template that displays content from the Tour Dates custom post type. To create a Tour Dates page, follow the steps below.

  1. Navigate to Pages > Add New.
  2. Select the Tour Dates page template within the Page Attributes section.
  3. Publish the page.
  4. Navigate to Tour Dates > Add New Date.
  5. Fill out the necessary fields.
  6. Publish the post.

Any new tour dates will automatically be displayed on the Tour Dates page template.

Video Collection

post-formatThe theme contains a Video Collection page template that will display posts with the “Video” Post Format applied. To create a Video Collection page, follow the steps below:
  1. Navigate to Pages > Add New.
  2. Select the Video Collection page template within the Page Attributes section.
  3. Publish the page.

When creating a video post, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Posts > Add New.
  2. Add a Title for your video post.
  3. Paste a link to your video in the post editor. Links to Vimeo and YouTube are accepted.
  4. Select the Video option in the Format section on the right.
  5. Publish the post.

Posts with the Video Format applied will automatically be displayed on the Video Collection page template. Sticky posts will display at full width at the top of the page.