First and foremost we want to give a huge thank you for purchasing this WordPress Theme. We greatly appreciate your feedback from you on how, if anywhere, you would like this documentation imporved. If you have any further question, please kindly contact to us via our Helpdesk
Zoo Explorer Wordpress theme is a WooCommerce Wordpress theme designed and developed for use with Wordpress 4.7 or higher. The code was written to be backwards compatible where possible, however we recommend you use the current WP version when possible. If you are not using WordPress 4.7 or higher and can upgrade your site we recommend you do this before installation.
Although every effort has been made to ensure the theme is bug free and easy to use there is always a chance errors may occur. If you do find a problem please notify us immediately through our Help Desk so we can ensure it gets fixed as quickly as possible.
We refuse to assist in the cases below:
Purchase code invalid
Theme has been edit/changed by user. All change on main theme we will denie. So If you have any change, please do it on child theme.
Support time is ended.
Edit or install theme and plugin. Except case theme/plugins can't install by problem of theme.
Once you have made the purchase you will find our product in your ThemeForest Downloads page. Click on Download and you will a dropdown will popup with following options :
We recommend to download all files & documentation (the package) however you can simply download installable WordPress file only if you just want the WordPress Theme file.
To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For information in regard to installing the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex - http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
When you are ready to install a theme, you must first upload the theme files and then activate the theme itself. The theme files can be uploaded in two ways:
Once the theme is uploaded, you need to activate it. Go to Appearance > Themes and activate zoo-explorer.
First of all, we would like to specify that we do not guarantee the compatibility of our theme with all the third-party plugins for WordPress . Our template is fully compatible only with the plugins that are included in our theme . You often (not always) need to customize the extension to make it work properly with your theme. It's impossible for theme author to make the theme compatible with all existing extensions. Please, take that into your consideration and treat with understanding!
After you had activated the theme, you need to install the plugins required by the theme. This theme comes bundled with many plugins. Some are required and some are optional.
Contact From 7 — Allows you create contact forms.
Clever Visual Composer Addon — An untimate addon for Visual Composer and Zoo Theme Core..
Clever Portfolio — Using Build your projects and portfolios.
Envato Wordpress Toolkit — This toolkit plugin establishes an Envato Marketplace API connection to take advantage of the new wp-list-themes & wp-download methods created specifically for this plugin.
WPBakery Visual Composer - This is a drag and drop frontend and backend page builder plugin that will save you tons of time working on the site content. This is a premium plugin and comes bundled with your theme.
Newsletter - Newsletter is a real newsletter system for your WordPress blog.
Meta Box — Create custom meta boxes and custom fields in WordPress.
Slider Revolution - Allows you to create a responsive(mobile friendly) or fullwidth slider with must-see-effects and meanwhile keep or build your SEO optimization. This is a premium plugin and comes bundled with your theme.
WooCommerce — WooCommerce is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.
YITH WooCommerce Wishlist — YITH WooCommerce Wishlist allows you to add Wishlist functionality to your e-commerce.
Note: You can skip step you don't want setup/install.
Make sure your site pass all system require before go next step.
Zoo Explorer’s main download folder includes a child theme. A child theme is a theme that has all the functionality and styling of another theme; referred to as the parent theme. Child themes are the recommended way of modifying the code of an existing theme, since a child theme preserves all custom code changes and modifications; even after a theme update. If you modify code directly from a parent theme, and then update the parent theme, your changes will be lost.
Although child themes can be a great way to add custom changes to Zoo Explorer, they are most often used to customize core code taken from the parent theme. Because of this, please be aware that customizations of this nature fall outside our scope of support, and we will be unable to assist you with any issues that may arise. The Fusion child theme is primarily inserted in the package for developers’ convenience.
Always use a child theme when modifying core code. Child themes can also be used for custom CSS applications, template file modifications, and custom PHP functions and/or hooks. There are two ways to modify a child theme. Bear in mind that using child themes is no guarantee that an update of custom code on the parent theme will not require further maintenance.
Note: If you want to make changes in theme’s templates or functions, we recommend that you install child theme and make changes there. To learn more about the purpose and basis of creation of child theme, visit WordPress Codex on http://codex.WordPress.org/Child_Themes.
Please note: make a backup of the theme prior to updating.
The theme is located in wp-content/themes/zoo-explorer.
Go to http://themeforest.net/downloads to download latest version of the theme. The theme is located inside the downloaded zip in "Theme files" folder.
Unzip the theme zip file (zoo-explorer.zip) into wp-content/themes/ folder. Make sure this folder is named "zoo-explorer" (replace with old).
It seems scary but you really won’t loose any of your data. The only exception is if you have made edits to theme files like header.php, footer.php etc. These changes will need to made again to the new files. But all of your content and theme settings are preserved.
The Envato Market plugin can install WordPress themes and plugins purchased from ThemeForest & CodeCanyon by connecting with the Envato Market API using a secure OAuth personal token. Once your themes & plugins are installed WordPress will periodically check for updates, so keeping your items up to date is as simple as a few clicks.
You can add a global token to connect all your items from your account, and/or connect directly with a specific item using a singe-use token & item ID. When the global token and single-use token are set for the same item, the single-use token will be used to communicate with the API.
The latest version of the Envato Market plugin can be downloaded from the gh-pages branch as a WordPress installable package. DO NOT click the Github "Download ZIP" button, this plugin is meant to be installed in the WordPress plugins directory as envato-market and Github will not package the plugin correctly.
You should now be connected to your Envato account, and ready to update the theme:
When the new versions of the theme integrated plugins are available, they are always included in the latest theme update. We always include plugin need update in the wp-content/themes/zoo-explorer/lib/plugins.
This theme takes advantage of the WordPress Live Customizer, where you can tweak all design-related settings and see the effect of the changes on the fly. Use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings, significantly improving the way you work with the theme.
After each step, do not forget to choose Save & Publish to apply your configuration
Options in these parts have lower priority than ones in Page (override by page options), i.e options in Customize are are default configuration for Page.
To start using the Customizer, please go to WordPress Admin > Appearance > Customize. In the Customize panel you will see the following tabs:
Logo padding top, padding bottom allow you change white space top and bottom of logo.
Put your favicon to field Site icon
This option allow you add backgound for Header
All options about layout of footer user can config at here.
All option about layout of shop page will appear at this section.
You can control sidebar, active/deactive catelog Mod, items product display width of product item. Another this panel allow you control to per parameter will display of product
You can select layout for single product page, sidebar, and active/deactive some feature of single product.
This section allow you control sidebar of service page.
This section allow you control sidebar of single team member page.
If you want change color, font, background of site you can change it on this panel.
Note: Have to many options about color and typo on this panel, so try find to right block you want change before change. All change on this panel will apply for all page of site. All options will defaults settings if you leave it blank. On page some options will use options of Page, so if you want change style for only one page, you can do it by using page options (Below content block of page).
NOTES: Below content block you can find block Layout Options, Color options with page. Use it if you want change layout for only this page.
In this section you can find all the information needed to create your pages, your blog posts and your portfolio items. Many options for this final destination pages are equal to all of these types.
Simple pages, blog post and portfolio items are usually referred in WordPress as static contents. That means that the information displayed on a page doesn’t change, or doesn’t change often. A great example of a page would be the About or Contact Us section of a website, a simple Blog Post or a Portfolio item page where you showcase your case study. This theme includes several page options to work with. All of this is done in the Page Options section of your page WordPress admin.
To create a new Page, Post or Portfolio you just need to follow this steps:
NOTES: You must install Virtual Composer to be ensured this theme run extend options and custom page options smoothly.
When use Visual Composer you can find many ways to creat pages through using RIT elements. It will make your pages with full of features and visual friendly. For more advance options, we build more extra options.
By default, your homepage will also display your post feed, listing all of your latest posts for visitors to see. If you would like to instead have your homepage be a static page and your post feed display on a separate page, you can follow these instructions.
For this tutorial, we will be naming our static homepage "Home" and our post feed page "Blog".
Next, navigate to Settings > Reading. At the top of this screen, you'll see a section titled "Front page displays". Click the little bubble next to the "A static page" option.
From this option's "Front page" drop-down menu, select your newly created "Home" page.
From the "Post page" drop-down menu, select your newly created "Blog" page.
The last step involves adding your "Home" and "Blog" pages to your navigation menu. To do so, go to Appearance > Menus. Click the "Pages" drop-down menu on the left, check the boxes next to your "Home" and "Blog" pages, and add them to the menu. Drag and drop them to wherever you'd like them to be positioned in your menu. Be sure to save when finished.
Now, when you refresh your site, your homepage will display your newly created "Home" page and your "Blog" page will now display your post feed.
By default Wordpress displays blog posts in front page but this theme uses a static page as its front page. So we'll have to create a new page called Blog and will use it to display the blog posts.
To display your blog posts, you will then need to create a page that includes the Blog, Recent Posts or Posts Carousel page builder asset.
Note: DO NOT set the posts page in Settings > Reading, as this will force your page to show the archive layout, and not follow your created page.
The Posts menu option on the left is where you add blog posts. To add a new blog post, select the Posts > Add New option from the left hand WordPress menu.
Once you're on the Add New Post screen, you will then be able to set a title for the blog post, add the body content, and also provide all the meta information such as extra details and media. In the blog meta you can set the image for the thumbnail, and also the media type for the detail page.
You can use the Swift Page Builder to create the content of the item, which effectively allows you to have limitless possibilities for what you can display, and also how you can display it. If you do use the Page Builder to create the content, you will want to provide a custom excerpt (can be found in the item meta).
The item meta also contains post slider options, allowing you to set the image for the slide that will show if the item appears in a posts slider, and also the display for the caption.
Note: For more detail about woocommerce settings you can find it at Here. Below is just basic config of woocommerce.
Note: You can use Polylang and Loco Translate to translate the theme into multiple languages..
All of our Themes are able to be translated into any language. The process of translating the theme is a user responsibility. In this case, we recommend that you use the very popular WPML plugin.
To translate the static strings, if you aren't using WPML then I recommend downloading POEdit (or any Text Editor: TextWrangler, TextEdit, NotePad++). Once you have installed please follow the steps below:
In order to keep your translation after each theme update, please send us the two files (MO and PO) and we will bundle them with the theme.
I'm trying to update the Visual Composer / Slider Revolution, but I receive this error message "To receive automatic updates license activation is required. Please visit Settings to activate your Visual Composer."
If I try to activate Visual Composer I get the message "It seems that you do not have any valid license for Visual Composer. What does it mean? It may be so that you got Visual Composer by purchasing WordPress theme which does not grant you with direct license for Visual Composer."
What do I have to do?
Our support team often gets asked questions such as "How to speed up my website, the theme's demo is much faster, what plugins are you using?".
A site can get to be slow for many reasons, from server and domain setup, to bad plugins or themes, image sizes, etc. From the theme's perspective, we've been able to achieve great results with Ri Foody so the theme should help you in your mission of optimising your site for better performance.
We use the following plugins to get the best of Ri Foody in terms of performance and loading times.
Beside Server Caching, Minifying and HTML compression, we've also made sure the Browser Caching is enabled for the site by adding the following lines in the .htaccess file.
A quick test on the shop catalog page with the settings above returned the following results:
Hope you'll be able to use this info to speed up your site too. Remember that each setup is different and it depend on your content, the plugins you're using, the server that hosts your site and basically all that's involved with it. If you're looking for professional help in this matter, there's always someone available for such tasks on the Envato Studio. Pricing and timeline are always straightforward there and that's the main reason for recommending it.