Glaciar - Photography WordPress Theme

Contents

1. Getting Started with Glaciar

2. Create a Home Page

3. Select Blog layout (Default & Hype)

4. How To create a Portfolio page

5. How To create a Portfolio item

6. How To Create another Parent Portfolio

7. How To add a Social menu

8. How To Create a Contact Page

9. How To Create a Full Width Page

10. How To use Visual Composer

11. How To create the About pages

12. How To use WooCommerce

13. How To add categories filter on the Shop page

14. How To make a portrait WooCommerce product

15. Disable Animations

16. Remove the shapes from the header

17. Choose how many portfolio items to display

18. How To change the tagline on the Home Page

1. Getting Started with Glaciar

Welcome to the Getting Started guide for Glaciar Theme, please you can take a look at the information below to start using the theme.

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Installing the Theme

So you've purchased our theme and you're ready to get started-- great!

When you purchase a Glaciar license from ThemeForest & download the theme package, you will receive a zipped folder titled "themeforest-xxxxxxxx-glaciar...".  Unzip this first folder. 

Within the unzipped theme package, you will find a number of folders such as design, license, etc. There is also 1 additional folder within, titled "Theme".

Inside this folder is the ZIP file with the actual theme, this file is called "glaciar.zip".

Important: DO NOT unzip this "glaciar.zip" folder! This particular .zip folder should remain zipped.

That's the ZIP file you have to upload to install the theme.

So let's go to your WordPress Admin Panel, and then to Appearance > Themes, then click on "Add new":

Then click on "Upload Theme":

Click "Choose File" > find your zipped "glaciar.zip" file > Click the "Install Now" button.

Once the theme is successfully installed on your WordPress, you can "Activate" it:

Please note: If you try installing the entire zipped theme package or another incorrect file, you'll likely receive this error message:

"The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet. Theme install failed."

If you receive this error message, please be sure that you're installing the ZIPPED file titled "glaciar.zip".

More info about that error on this link:

https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/202821510-Theme-is-missing-the-style-css-stylesheet-error


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2. Create a Home Page

You can create several type of Home Page, you can actually use any page as home page. But in this guide we will talk about the Home Page Templates.

For example on how to achieve the same home page as in the demo site:


First go to your Admin Panel > Pages > Add new,  you can put any title, in this case "Home".

On the Template dropdown select Home:


Click Publish  and now you will see the page exactly as the demo site. But this is not your home page yet, for that we have to go to Settings > Reading and select this new page as our Home Page:

Click Save Changes and that's it. Now when people enter your site, the first page they will see is this one.


If you want to use a different Home Page Template, just select a different one in the dropdown:

Note: By default the theme uses the main Portfolio, but if you want your home page to display other portfolio instead of the default one. You can change that on your page options:



3. Select Blog layout (Default & Hype)

There are two Blog layouts, one is the default one you can see here:

And the other one called Hype:

Select the one you want by going to Admin Panel > Appearance > Customizer > Blog Options

And select the one you want here:

Then click on Save & Publish

4. How To create a Portfolio page

You can select several layouts for a portfolio page.

First go to your Admin Panel > Pages > Add new,  you can put any title, in this case "Portfolio".

On the Template dropdown select one of the Portfolio templates:

Then you can select which portfolio to display on this particular page, for that select one from the dropdown here:

That's it, you can switch to any template layout as many times you want.

5. How To create a Portfolio item

First of all you need the Multi Portfolio plugin installed. You can install this plugin as explained here:

Getting Started with Glaciar > Recommended Plugins

Once you have that plugin installed, a new menu is created called Portfolio, go there and click on Add New item:

Add you Title and Content as normal and select your Featured Image here:

 

Also you will see a section called Portfolio Item Options, with these options

Select layout

Here you can choose if you want a normal size item or a big one. Example:


Portfolio Images

Here you can add all the images to display on the single page of this item. Example:


Single Portfolio page

Two options here, Vertical or Horizontal. This is how you will see the single portfolio page.

Example Horizontal:

Example Vertical:

Portfolio Categories

All the portfolio categories you select here will be used for the portfolio filter:


6. How To Create another Parent Portfolio

With the Multiple Portfolios plugin you can have more than one portfolio on your site, and any number of portfolio items on each one.

By default you have one parent portfolio called "Portfolio" but let's see how we can create another one.

Go to Multple Portfolios > Create New Parent Portfolio

Let's say that we wan to create a new parent portfolio for our Print works, we will enter "Print" as the name and click on Publish:

Now you will see a new Parent Portfolio in your menu:

Now you can treat that new parent portfolio as the default one, start creating new items and enjoy.

7. How To add a Social menu

You can create a social menu just by adding your social URLs as a menu item.

First go to your Admin Panel > Appearance > Menus and click "create a new menu"

You can name it "Social" then start adding Custom Links with your social URL, like this:

Add all you social profiles and it should look something like this:

Then select the Menu Location, in this case will be the Social Menu location, and you will see the menu in the footer or on all other location where the social menu should be.

Click "Save Menu" and that's it.

On your site should look something like this:


8. How To Create a Contact Page

To create a Contact Page first go  to your Admin Panel > Pages > Add new,  you can put any title, in this case "Contact".

On the Template dropdown select Contact:

Click Publish, now you have your Contact Page created but you have to edit the configuration for this page on the Customizer.

Go to Appearance > Customizer and select Contact Page:


There you will see all the option to configure your Contact Page


9. How To Create a Full Width Page

If you don’t want the sidebar on a page. Just select “Full Width” in the Page template option:


10. How To use Visual Composer

Visual Composer is a plugin that will help you managing your content on your WordPress sites and create stunning layouts in few minutes without coding.

You can create pages as always in WordPress or use the Visaul Composer as help.

Visual Composer is included in Glaciar, follow the instruction here to install it:

Getting Started with Glaciar > Recommended Plugins

And here you can find the documentation for the Visual Composer itself:

 Visual Composer Documentation.

11. How To create the About pages

There are two About templates created by default that you can use. You will need the Visual Composer plugin installed, follow the instruction here to installed in case didn't already:

Getting Started with Glaciar > Recommended Plugins

Now go to your Admin Panel > Pages > Add new,  you can put any title, in this case "About".

On the Template dropdown select Full Widthso we don't have the Sidebar and get a full width page:


Then switch to the Backend Editor from Visual Composer:

Then click on Add Template:

There you will see the two About templates, let's select the "About Individual" for example:


That will add every element automatically:


Now you can start editing the elements to fit your needs. If you need help on how to use the Visual Composer, please take a look at the documentation of the plugin:

Visual Composer Documentation


12. How To use WooCommerce

This theme supports WooCommerce plugin to install it, please follow the instructions here:

Getting Started with Glaciar > Recommended Plugins

If you need help on how to use WooCommerce, please take a look at the plugin's documentation:

WooCommerce Docs

All the Theme's options for the shop are in Admin Panel > Appearance > Customizer > Shop Options


13. How To add categories filter on the Shop page

If you are using WooCommerce, you can add a filter on the shop page with your categories:

Select the categories you want for that filter by going to Admin Panel > Appearance > Customizer > Shop Options

And check the categories you want:

Then click Save & Publish

14. How To make a portrait WooCommerce product

You have the option to display products in portrait instead of landscape layout.

For this, while your are editing your product, go to the General tab in your Product Data and select this option:


15. Disable Animations

By default the theme has some animations to make the user experience more pleasant, if you don't want this animations, you can disable them by going to your Admin Panel > Appearance > Customizer > Site Options

Then select Disable for the Site Animations:

Click Save & Publish and that's it.


16. Remove the shapes from the header

If you don't want the triangles, squares and circles on the header:

You can disable them by going to your Admin Panel > Appearance > Customizer > Site Options

And uncheck this option:


17. Choose how many portfolio items to display

By default the portfolio will show 10 items but you can change that in your Admin Panel > Customizer > Portfolio Options:

And here you can select your number:



18. How To change the tagline on the Home Page

On the Home template you will see this tagline:

The theme uses the site tagline, and you can change it on your Admin Panel > Settings > General > Tagline: