HandHeld Plugn Documentation

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Installing and Activating The HandHeld Plugin

Using the HandHeld plugin is quite simple. The first thing you will need to do is upload the plugin files to WordPress so that it can be activated. To do this, log in to wp-admin and click on the Plugins > Add New link. Once the page loads, click the "Add New" followed by the "Upload" link. Here you can browse your computer's hard drive and locate the HandHeldPlugin.zip file. Once selected, click the "Install Now" button to install the plugin. After the plugins has been uploaded, click on the "Plugins > PLugins" link and locate the "ET HandHeld Maintenance Plugin" box. Click the "activate" button. The plugin has now been activated

Changing Your Logo Image

You can upload and define your own logo image from within the Settings > ET Mobile PLugin page in your WordPress Dashboard. Looking for the "Logo" field and input the URL to your logo image.

Define An Intro Page

You can choose to use a "intro page" on your homepage. This page is displayed above your list of recent posts. To choose a page to display on the homepage, navigate to the Settings > ET Mobile Plugins page in your WordPress Dashboard. Look for the "Home intro page" setting and choose your desired page from the dropdown menu.

Creating a Gallery Section

You can choose certain categories of your website to be "gallery" categories. This categories are displayed in gallery format, and are also added to your homepage in the gallery section below your list of recent posts. To add a gallery category, navigate to the Settings > ET Mobile Plugins page in your WordPress Dashboard. Look for the "Select Project Categories" setting and choose your desired categories from the list.

Using Sample Data to populate your first installation

If you are starting from scratch, and installing your theme onto a WordPress blog that does not have any content yet (posts, pages, categories, etc), then you can choose to import our sample data file, which will populate your new WorPress blog with "dummy content." This dummy content is just a bunch of gibberish text, however, it will give you a good template to work with. Instead of following the above instructions, some people prefer to simply upload the sample data first, and then replace the dummy content with their own. To do this, you can use the Tools > Import feature in wp-admin to import the included sample data file. This sample data file comes with all themes, and is located in your theme folder here: sampledata/sample.xml. When performing the import procedure, be sure to check the "Import epanel settings" box.

Using Shortcodes - Create advanced layouts with ease

All of our themes come with a comprehensive collection of shortcodes. These shortcodes allow you to use pre-made design elements to create advanced page/post layouts without any HTML knowledge. When you install the theme, you will notice that some new buttons have been added to the WordPress text editor. Clicking these buttons will reveal options for adding shortcodes to your post. For complete shortcode documentation you can refer to the video on the left, as well as the following documentation page: http://www.elegantthemes.com/preview/TheProfessional/357-2/

Using Page Templates To Create Advanced Layouts

All of our themes come with a collection of page templates that can be used for a variety of purposes. You can apply each of these page templates to any page that you have created. When you edit a page in wp-admin, you will notice a Templates dropdown menu to the right of the text editor. Here you can select from a list of available page templates. Once a template is selected, additional settings will appear in the "ET Page Templates Settings" box below the dropdown menu. These settings should be configured to acheive the desired result, as outlined in this video tutorial.

Translating The Theme To Another Language

You can use the included Mo and Po files (located in the /lang folder of your theme) to translate the various English words that occur throughout the design. You can learn more about translating WordPress here: Translating WordPress

How To Update Your Theme To A New Version

Updating your theme is done via the WordPress Dashboard just like any normal theme. Before you can update, however, you must first authenticate your Elegant Themes subscription using the Elegant Themes Updater Plugin. Once authenticated, you can update your Elegant Themes using the standard update interface in WordPress.

To authenticate your WordPress installation, you must first download and install the Elegant Themes Updater. Download the ZIP file here, and then install it via the Plugins > Add New link in your WordPress Dashboard. Once it has been installed and activated, navigate to the Settings > General tab and scroll to the bottom of the page. You will notice that a new section has been added called "Elegant Themes Automatic Update Settings." Here you will need to input your Elegant Themes Username as your Elegant Themes API Key. You can find your Elegant Themes API Key here. Once both fields have been filled in, click the "Save Changes" button. You can now update your theme when a new version has been released via the Dashboard > Updates page, or via the Appearances > Themes page.

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