01. Requirements

You need at least WordPress version 4.5+ installed for this theme to work properly. It is strongly recommended that you always use the latest stable version of Wordpress to ensure all known bugs and security issues are fixed. Other requirements:

  • PHP version 5.6 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.6 or greater OR MariaDB version 10.0 or greater

02. Theme Installation

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:

  • FTP Upload: Using your FTP client, upload the non-zipped theme folder into the /wp-content/themes/ folder on your server.
  • WordPress Upload: Navigate to Appearance -> Themes -> Add New -> Upload. Go to browse, and select the zipped theme folder. Hit "Install Now" and the theme will be uploaded and installed.

Once the theme is uploaded, you need to activate it. Go to Appearance -> Themes and activate your chosen theme.

After that you need to install and activate the following pre-packaged plugins:

  1. Gtbuilder Core
  2. Gtbuilder Demo Importer
  3. WPBakery Visual Composer
  4. Revolution Slider
  5. Breadcrumb NavXT
  6. Kebo Twitter Feed
  7. Flickr Badges Widget

To install these plugins, navigate to Appearance -> Install Plugins and start installation.

03. Importing Demo contents

Want to build your site like the demo? You can do it by only one click!

** Note: Before proceeding, please remember that when you are done with the demo import, all existing settings and contents will be removed and replaced by the demo contents. So it is highly recommended that you should only do this in fresh site. **

First please make sure that GTBuilder Parent Theme is activated on your site.

From Admin menu, navigate to Tools -> Demo Content Install. Or alternatively, navigate to Plugins -> Install Demo Contents.

In this page, Click on the Install button for installing the demo.

It will take some time for importing the demo contents. Please note: Most of the images are replaced with a placeholder image because of licensing.

After importing demo data, please update your permalink. To update permalink, navigate to Settings -> Permalink and then click on Save Settings button.

04-a) Layouts and Sitewide colors

From Admin menu, navigate to Appearance -> Gtbuilder Options. Then go to General tab.

Choose your preferred layout type (Widescreen or Boxed). If you select "Boxed", you have to upload a background image too for Boxed layout.

For sitewide colors, choose your preferred primary and secondary color from the color palette.

After changing the settings, Click on Save Changes button.

04-c) Back to Top Arrow

From Admin menu, navigate to Appearance -> Gtbuilder Options. Then go to General tab

Here you can find the option for enabling/disabling "Back to Top Arrow" option. Choose your preferred option

After changing the settings, Click on Save Changes button.

04-g) Typography

You can change the typography of Body and Headers. To do this, go to Appearance -> Gtbuilder Options. Then go to Typography tab.

After changing the Typography settings, Click on Save Changes button.

05. Common Settings for various Post Types

Here we have default post types like Posts and pages, and custom post types eg. Projects, Team and Services. You can find this settings on Appearance -> Gtbuilder Options and then Post Types tab.

This settings is similar for all post types, so for convenience i'll just describe for one case (Page).

Layout: You can choose various layout types for pages eg. Left Sidebar, Right Sidebar, Full Width.

Header Style: Style 1 is the default Header style. Style 2 is the transparent header. For transparent header, light logo is used.

Content Padding Top: Paddings at the top of page contents. (see image below)

Content Padding Bottom: Paddings at the bottom of page contents.(see image below)

Banner: You can enable or disable banner (see image below).

Breadcrumb: You can enable or disable breadcrumb (see image below).

Banner Background Type: You can choose weather you want a background image or background color for banner.

Banner Background Color/Image: You can select the banner background color or image from here.

06. Settings for individual post types

You can override the above settings for individual post types. For any post types (like Posts, Pages, Projects, Service, Team), when you go to Add New or Edit page, you can find similar settings like above under the "Page Settings" box. If you change any settings from here, this will take priority. If you choose default, settings from the Gtbuilder Options (described above) will be used.

07. Settings for Search Page

Navigate to Appearance -> Gtbuilder Options. Then go to Search Page tab.

This part is same as Section 05.

08. Settings for Error Page

Navigate to Appearance -> Gtbuilder Options. Then go to Error 404 Page tab.

First part of this settings is same as Section 05.

Next part is like this.

This part is well explained in the image below:

09. Team

You can add the team members from Team menu. For each team member you'll see the following settings:

For displaying Team members, we have created visual composer elements for you. From Visual Composer, Go to GTBuilder tab, here you'll see GTBuilder: Team element.

10. Projects

You can add projects from Projects menu. For each project you'll see the following settings:

For displaying Projects, we have created visual composer elements for you. From Visual Composer, Go to GTBuilder tab, here you'll see GTBuilder: Projects element.

11. Services

You can add services from Services menu. For each service you'll see the following settings:

For displaying Services, we have created visual composer elements for you. From Visual Composer, Go to GTBuilder tab, here you'll see GTBuilder: Service Grid element.

12. Testimonials

You can add testimonials from Testimonials menu. For each testimonial you'll see the following settings:

For displaying testimonials, we have created visual composer elements for you. From Visual Composer, Go to GTBuilder tab, here you'll see GTBuilder: Testimonials element.

13. Visual Composer Elements

We have created total 9 visual composer elements for you. You can find them from GTBuilder tab in the visual composer

These elements are shown in the below screenshots:

14. Widgets

We have created 3 following widgets for you:

When displayed, it'll look like this:

15. Setting up archive pages for custom post types

From Admin menu, navigate to Settings -> Breadcrumb NavXT. In this page, Click on the Post Types tab.

Then select the root pages for Team, Project and Service. It'll be used as archive page.

If you face any issue, please contact at support@radiustheme.com