Reznor Documentation

Greetings! Bellow you will find complete documentation for Reznor.

General Information - Top

First of all, we want to say thank you! We're very grateful that you have chosen our theme for your website. We will do everything we can to provide you the best support possible. Feel free ask us if you need more help.

Activate Automatic Upgrades - Top

We have included automatic upgrades for this theme but before you can take advantage of this one-click upgrade facility you must first activate your licence.

  1. Select and activate Reznor from the themes screen.
  2. Navigate to Appearance -> Theme Licence
  3. Paste in your licence key in the the field provided and Save changes
  4. Click Activate Licence Button
  5. Once activated you should see the licence details
  6. Congratulations, your theme licence is now activated and you will recieve notices of any theme updates in the WordPress Admin panel.

FAQ - Top

Below are some of our more common support questions.

Is there a way I can add my own CSS touches?
Definitely! We have included a "Custom CSS" textarea admin page. You can find this page here: "Appearance/Custom CSS". Add styles here to override any of the default styles.
General runthrough of Custom CSS
Can I use this theme on more than one site?
Sure, fill your boots! Once purchased Reznor can be used on as many sites as you require.

Sources and Credits - Top

This theme takes advantage of these generous tools:

Getting Started - Top

In this section we will go over the process of setting up WordPress environment, next I will show you how to install and activate your brand new theme. Finally you will learn how to setup all of the key features of reznor theme.

Preparing Wordpress - Top

If you already have WordPress installed on your server just skip to the next section. If you haven't yet installed WordPress on your server, here you will find a complete guide on this topic. Just follow the steps and you will be ready in no time with a WordPress website.

Installation and Theme Activation - Top

Each WordPress Theme can be installed in two ways: via ftp client or through the admin panel:

Installing Theme via WordPress Admin Panel (recommended):
  1. open the wp-admin panel (navigate through web browser to the folder where you have installed the WordPress e.g www.your_domain.com/wp-admin/),
  2. login to your wp-admin panel, then from the main menu sidebar, choose 'Appearance -> Themes',
  3. at the top click 'Install Themes' tab,
  4. under the header click the 'Upload' link,
  5. you will be redirected to upload form, click the 'choose file' button and navigate to and select the reznor.zip file you downloaded from us then click 'open',
  6. once the theme is done uploading it will automatically install,
  7. after the installation you will be able to activate the theme to do this click the "blue" activation link.
Installing WordPress Theme via FTP client:
  1. unzip the 'reznor.zip'
  2. connect to your server,
  3. navigate to the folder where your WordPress is installed,
  4. drill down to /wp-content/themes/,
  5. upload the 'reznor' unzipped folder into the 'themes' directory (the path will look like this: wp-content/themes/reznor),
  6. On your web browser navigate to your wordpress installed website admin section e.g www.your_domain.com/wp-admin
  7. login to your wp-admin panel, then from the main menu sidebar, choose 'Appearance -> Themes',
  8. find the 'reznor' theme and click the 'Activate' button next to it.
  9. You have now installed and activated Reznor theme!

Reznor supports custom menu and you can set it by using the following steps.

  1. Go to Appearance->Menus.
  2. If you have no menu's created you will see the following sentence "Edit your menu below, or create a new menu.". Use that link to create your menu.
  3. Give your menu a suitable name and click the "Create menu" button.
  4. Within the "Edit Menus" tab you have the tools to build your menu. Be sure the menu name is the one you just created.
  5. Start adding pages, links and categories from the left panel by selecting the checkboxes and clicking the "Add to menu" button.
  6. Once you have some menu items added you can click+hold on a menu item and drag it into the position you want it to appear.
  7. Once your happy with the menu items and their position, click the "save menu" button and view the results on the front-end of the site.

Video Tutorial - Create Custom Menus

Setup reznor like the demo - Top

If you want to setup your theme to look like the Reznor demo from TemplateExpress please follow this guide, it should take up to 5 minutes.

  1. In your sites Admin section, navigate to 'Tools -> Import' and select Wordpress from the list of links.
  2. You may have to install the Wordpress Importer if you've not used this function before. If so click the Blue 'Install Now' button and follow the instructions
  3. Once you have the Wordpress Importer working you will see an upload tool. We have included an xml file inside the Extra-files.zip file.
  4. upload the xml file from the unzipped Extra-files.zip file.
  5. Answer following questions as required. Be sure to check the Import Attachments checkbox to ensure you see the demo images.

Customizing Sidebar & Footer with widgets - Top

After installing the theme, your sidebars will be empty or have default widgets. These can be populated using the following steps:

  1. From main Admin Dashboard go to Appearance -> Widgets.
  2. You can drag and drop widgets into the relevent Widget containers.
  3. You can change position of each widget by clicking and holding on the widget title then drag it into position.
  4. Reznor includes some extra widget areas in the footer and the left-sidebar templates. These can be populated using the same steps as above.

Video Tutorial - Adding some widgets

Recommended Image Sizes - Top

Here we suggest image dimensions to make your experience with Reznor great!

These are just recommendations and there is some flexibility with sizes.

Custom Site Settings - Top


Change Site Title & Tagline

  1. Navigate to Appearance -> Customize
  2. Expand "Site Title & Tagline"
  3. Change the text for Site Title or Tagline or even hide the both
  4. Press "Save and Publish"

Upload Logo

Reznor gives you the ability to upload custom logo.

  1. Navigate to Appearance -> Customize
  2. Expand "Site Logo" section
  3. Upload your logo (consult reccomended sizes)
  4. Press "Save and Publish"

Custom Header Image

Reznor gives you the ability to upload a header image that will display throughout the site.

  1. Navigate to Appearance -> Customize
  2. Expand "Header Image"
  3. click "Add New Image" and upload an image (consult reccomended sizes)
  4. Press "Save and Publish"

Add Social Media account links to header

More Options in Pro Version

We have loads of social media accounts you can add to the header as small icon links.

  1. Navigate to Appearance -> Customize
  2. Expand "Social Media Settings"
  3. Add the full url into the desired social media account. e.g. https://twitter.com/templateexpress
  4. Press "Save and Publish"

Custom Homepage Settings - Top

There are lots of options within this section for you to create a personal homepage. Control layout, hide and show elements add a slider and much more...

Setup Homepage


Setup Custom Homepage

  1. Create new page or use existing page
  2. Select "Custom Homepage" from the Template dropdown option Custom Homepage Setup
  3. Save page
  4. Go to "Settings -> Reading"
  5. In the Front page displays section mark the "Static page" button and select your page from the Front page dropdown. Custom Homepage Setup
  6. Save and check the homepage on the live site and you should see the custom homepage template in action.

Homepage Slider

Reznor gives you the option to select no slider, Revolution Slider or Flexslider.

For the Revolution Slider to appear in the theme header you must first purchase and install the plugin.

Once you have set up a Revolution Slider go to Appearance > Customize > Homepage Slider and select the Revolution Slider option from the dropdown. Then enter the name of your slider into the Revolution Slider Slug field.

For the Flexslider to appear in the theme header, a post category called "Featured" and with the slug "featured" will have to be added to your post categories.

The slider will pick up the latest 6 posts from this category and the image if you have set a featured image. Look at Recommended Image Sizes below for more details. The slider will appear on a static homepage.

Once you have set up your Flexslider Slider go to Appearance > Customize > Homepage Slider and select the FlexSlider option from the dropdown.

Feature Text Boxes

You can display the services you provide or draw attention to something with these three useful boxes.

  1. Navigate to Appearance -> Customize
  2. Expand "Homepage Settings" Panel
  3. Expand "Homepage - Feature text boxes" section
  4. Change the Title and or Hide the whole section
  5. Add content to the three boxes. Expand each "Service Box (One, two, three)" section
    1. Upload image to add spice to the box
    2. Add some header and body text
    3. Add a full http URL for each box

Homepage Promotion Bar

On the custom homepage you may want to draw attention to campaign or particular page. This is what the "Featured Promo Bar" is perfect for. Add some text and a link, simple!

  1. Navigate to Appearance -> Customize
  2. Expand "Homepage Settings" Panel
  3. Expand "Homepage - Promotion Bar" section
  4. Add relevent text to the fields
  5. Make sure the URL is the full http path.
  6. Press "Save and Publish"

Testimonials

Reznor homepage has a testimonial section that will display on the custom homepage.

Add testimonials:

  1. Navigate to Testimonials from the main admin menu
  2. Click the Add New button
  3. Give your testimonial a title, body content, author name, company etc..
  4. Press "Save and Publish"
  5. Your testimonial will now be displayed on the custom homepage.
  6. Feel free to add and delete as many as you want.

You can also change the testimonial background image.

  1. Navigate to Appearance -> Customize
  2. Expand "Homepage Settings" Panel
  3. Expand "Homepage - Testimonial Background" section
  4. Upload the required image (consult recomended image sizes)
  5. Press "Save and Publish"

Partner Boxes

You can display the partners you work with or draw attention to something with these four useful boxes.

  1. Navigate to Appearance -> Customize
  2. Expand "Homepage Settings" Panel
  3. Expand "Homepage - Partner boxes" section
  4. Upload a logo and type the URL
  5. Add content to the four boxes. Expand each "Partner Box (One, two, three, four)" section
    1. Upload image to add spice to the box
    2. Add a full http URL for each box
  6. Press "Save and Publish"

Hide Show Elements

If you ever need to hide certain sections from the custom homepage then this section is for you.

  1. Navigate to Appearance -> Customize
  2. Expand "Homepage Settings" Panel
  3. Expand "Homepage - hide/show elements" section
  4. change the settings as required
  5. Press "Save and Publish"

Creating a Contact Page - Top

Reznor includes a Contact Page Template If you need a simple contact form on your site.

  1. Create new page or use existing page
  2. Select "Contact Page" from the Template dropdown option
  3. This will now display a page with a contact form displayed below page content.
  4. The contact form will send forms to the email address set in Settings -> General
image showing email address set in Settings/General

Creating an Team Page - Top

  1. Create new page or use existing page
  2. Select "Display Authors" from the Template dropdown option
  3. This will now display a page with all users you have registered on your site and their profiles.

You can select which profiles are displayed by selecting the User Role from within the customizer area.

  1. Navigate to Appearance -> Customize
  2. Expand "Team Pages" section
  3. Select the user role
  4. Press "Save and Publish"





Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this theme. As we said at the beginning, we are glad to help you if you have any questions relating this theme. No guarantees, but we'll do our best to assist. If you have any suggestions on how to improve our themes or documentation please share them!

Note: we will be improving and adding to the premium version more often than the free version.

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