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Important: This theme was retired in October 2015 and is not for sale. Documentation is no longer being updated.

Installing your Theme ↑ Back to top

To learn how to install your theme please reference our documentation here: Installing a Theme

Argentum Theme Demo: demo.woothemes.com/argentum

Checking your theme version ↑ Back to top

You can confirm your theme and WooFramework version by going to: Argentum > Framework

Activate your Theme Key ↑ Back to top

After you install your theme, be sure to activate your theme key by downloading and installing the WooCommerce Helper plugin. This will verify your site when contacting support and will enable 2-click updates for quick theme upgrades down the road.

Updating your theme

It is important to ensure you have the latest version of your theme at all times. This is the best way to proactively troubleshoot issues on your site.

Please reference the WooCommerce Helper Documentation to learn more.

Setting up the homepage ↑ Back to top

After you’ve installed the theme, you will notice your homepage looks a bit empty. You must download, install and activate the WooCommerce plugin to begin setting up your homepage. To learn more about setting up WooCommerce please see the docs here: Setting up WooCommerce

After you have added some products to your store the homepage is configured to display the eight latest products as the small thumbnails. The two large thumbnails are your two latest featured products. With these sections populated the homepage will start to take shape.

Featured Products ↑ Back to top

  • To mark a product as featured go to: Products > Products and select the Star in the featured column (see below).
  • You can alternatively select the Quick Edit option to see the Featured product box.


The homepage also contains two widgetized areas which are outlined in the following image:

In our demo we’ve inserted the two custom shortcodes bundled with Argentum into these widgetised areas (using a standard text widget) but of course you could insert any widget you’d like into these areas.

To learn more about how to add Widgets please see our tutorial here: How to Add Widgets

There is also a space on the left beneath the 4 latest products to display your latest blog post. To enable to go: Argentum > Settings > General Settings > Display Options and select the “Homepage content” checkbox to display the latest post from your blog.

A note on using Woo Custom Typography: To keep the typographical rhythm and modular scale consistent Argentums entire layout is constructed based upon your based font size. In our demo that size is the equivalent of 15px. This means that if you choose to use our Custom Typography panel and change the body font size to 12px your layout will shrink to match the new copy size. If you’d like to override this behaviour you can set a max width for the wrapper in your custom.css file like so;

.wrapper {max-width: x;}

Where x is your preferred width for the main content area. This can be defined in pixels or ems.

Custom Shortcodes ↑ Back to top

There are two custom shortcodes built into Argentum. These can be used in a Text Widget on the homepage or can be used throughout your site.

[sale] ↑ Back to top

The [sale] shortcode allows you to easily display a sale banner anywhere on your site. This tandems nicely with our sale page template.

To use the [sale] shortcode simply wrap your sale banner content within [sale] tags like so;

[sale]Sale now on, up to 50% off all stock![/sale]

[sticky] ↑ Back to top

The [sticky] shortcode allows you to easily display notices on your site which are styled to appear as post-it notes. This is perfect if you want to make a short piece of content stand out somewhere on your site. It can be aligned to the right or the left of your content and be given a custom class.

To use the [sticky] shortcode simply wrap your message within [sticky] tags like so;

[sticky]This is a sticky note, awesome![/sticky]

If you want the sticky note to be nested to the left or right of your content, simply add that class to your sticky tag like so;

[sticky class="left"]This is a sticky note, awesome![/sticky]

As you would expect, you can attach any class name you like to the sticky shortcode, just in case you want to add any further custom styles to a particular sticky.

Custom Argentum widgets ↑ Back to top

The theme includes custom widgets that you can add to any of your widgetized regions. Go to Apperance > Widgets to add these to your theme.

The custom woo widgets included are:

  • Woo – Get in Touch
  • Woo – Feedback
  • Woo – Contact Information
  • Woo – Archives
  • Woo – Adspace
  • Woo – Search
  • Woo – Tabs
  • Woo – Twitter Stream
  • Woo – Flickr
  • Woo – Blog Author Info
  • Woo – Embed/Video
  • Woo – Subscribe/Connect

To learn more about how to add Widgets please see our tutorial here: How to Add Widgets

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