Documentation

STAX Theme

Installation

To install the STAX 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:

WordPress Dashboard:

  1. Download the theme from your account.
  2. Login to your WordPress dashboard (e.g., yourdomain.com/wp-admin).
  3. Navigate to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload, and select your zipped theme folder.
  4. Click “Install Now”.
  5. Activate the theme.

FTP Upload:

Download and unzip your theme folder, and using the FTP program of your choice upload the theme folder to the ‘../wp-content/themes/’ folder on your server.

Please 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.

Setup Wizard

Upon successfully activating the STAX theme, you should be greeted by the setup wizard. It’s highly recommended you go through each step in the process to complete the wizard. Please Note: If you choose to disable the wizard, please read the bottom section regarding Skipping The Wizard.

Completing The Wizard:

The setup wizard consists of 3 steps:

  1. License Activation: Activate your theme license, which may be acquired from your account. This step is required.
  2. Plugin Activation: Install and activate recommended and required plugins. This step is highly recommended.
  3. Demo Content: Install the theme demo content. This step may take a few minutes. It’s highly recommended.

Upon successfully completing the setup wizard, your site should appear exactly like the theme demo.

Skipping The Wizard:

Should you choose to skip the setup wizard, you will still need to install the required plugins and activate licenses for the STAX theme and Organic Blocks plugin in order for the theme to function properly.

Home Page Template

Please follow these steps to edit the Home page demo content:

  1. Navigate to Pages > Home within the WordPress admin.
  2. If the options panel is not visible on the right side of the editor, click the “Gear” icon in the top right corner to reveal the panel.
  3. Click on the blocks on the page you wish to edit, the block options will be revealed in the right side options panel.
  4. You may move and edit the blocks and sections as you desire.
  5. Save your changes.

Blog & Shop Page Templates

Please Note: The Blog and Shop page content must be edited within the WordPress Full-Site Editor.

Please follow these steps to edit the Blog and Shop page templates:

  1. Navigate to Appearance > Editor within the WordPress admin.
  2. Click the “WordPress” icon in the top left of the editor to reveal the editor navigation.
  3. Click the “Templates” link within the editor navigation.
    • Click the “Index” template in the list to edit the Blog page template.
    • Click the “Product Archive” template to edit the Shop page template.
  4. If the options panel is not visible on the right side of the editor, click the “Gear” icon in the top right corner to reveal the panel.
  5. Click on the blocks on the page you wish to edit, the block options will be revealed in the right side options panel.
  6. You may move and edit the blocks and sections as you desire.
  7. Save your changes. This will update the page template.

Other Pages

All other demo content may be edited within the default WordPress page and post editor.

Plugins

STAX recommends or requires the following plugins:

Custom Menus

You can setup and manage your menu under Appearance > Menus, in your WordPress dashboard. Menus can be selected for display within the Header Block options. See the Codex for an explanation of the custom menu system (Note: this tutorial is for WordPress.com, but the process is the same).

Shop and Products

Please see WooCommerce documentation for help with using WooCommerce: http://docs.woothemes.com/documentation/plugins/woocommerce/