Installing your Theme ↑ Back to top
To learn how to install your theme, see: Installing a Theme
Statua Theme Demo: demo.woothemes.com/statua
Checking your theme version ↑ Back to top
You can confirm your theme and WooFramework version by going to: Statua > 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 very 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.
Important installation note ↑ Back to top
Please note there is an important first step after installing the Statua theme. Go to: Settings > Permalinks and click on the “Save Changes” button, even if you haven’t made any changes. This is to register the custom post types and custom taxonomy used in the Statua theme.
Once you have installed the Statua theme on your WordPress 3.+ website you’ll see a custom panel called “Statua” in your WordPress backend menu, with the theme settings, etc. within that panel. You’ll also see a custom post type panel appear in the backend menu – “Photos”. This custom post type is used to display photo content on the home page, archives and gallery template.
Statua Media Settings ↑ Back to top
Before adding photos to your Statua based website we highly recommend you update your WordPress Media Settings to cater for the various optimized image sizes for the Statua layouts. Go to: Settings > Media and add the image dimensions listed below.
Adding photos ↑ Back to top
Adding photos to your Statua based website is easy. Follow the step-by-step below:
- Navigate to Photos > Add New
- Give your photo a title
- Add your photo(s) using the built-in WordPress “Featured Image” panel. After uploading your photo(s) you must select “Use as featured image”. This image will be the featured one used on the archive pages and home page when applicable.
- If you wish to add more photos to the post add them via the “Add Media” button. Once you’ve uploaded the images click “Save changes” and close the popup box. There is no need to add the gallery into the post itself as the theme will do the work for you.
- Add a description of the photo(s) in the post content.
- Assign the image to a gallery, or create a new gallery if required.
Statua Home Page Layout ↑ Back to top
The Statua home page is hugely flexible thanks to its 3 alternate layouts you can use for this page, or any other sub-page. The home page also comes with 4 widgetized footer regions where you can place specific widgets to appear.
Below are screenshots of the three layouts available for the Statua home page. See more detailed documentation below.
Setting up the home page ↑ Back to top
First decide on what home page layout you would like to use (see the screenshots in section above). You can also view all three home page layouts in action on our demo:
Then navigate to the Statua > Settings page in the WordPress backend and click on the “Homepage” panel. Select the layout in the drop down box and decide whether you want your recent blog posts and a widgetized sidebar to display on the homepage too.
Setting up the gallery page ↑ Back to top
The “Gallery” page template lists all the “Photo” posts. The photo custom post type has a “Galleries” taxonomy which works as blog post categories, but for photos.
First we need to add a new WordPress page and dedicate the “Gallery” template to it.
You can also set the Gallery settings by going to: Statua > Settings > Photos > Gallery Archives
Adding the Gallery Menu Items ↑ Back to top
If, like in our demo, you want to add a Gallery, with a drop-down menu in your header navigation go to: Appearance > Menus page in your WordPress backend and add the gallery page template as a menu item, with it’s sub-items being pulled from the gallery custom taxonomies. See the screenshot below to explain.
Setting up the blog ↑ Back to top
First you must dedicate a page to your blog so that you can have a “Blog” menu item in your navigation, and a page reserved for blog posts. The same process applies as adding the gallery page documented above. Create a new page, assign the “Blog” template to it and publish the page.
Widgets ↑ Back to top
Custom Statua widgets ↑ Back to top
The Statua theme comes 5 widgetized regions – 4 dedicated to the footer section and 1 to the sidebar. It includes 8 custom widgets that you can add to your widgetized sidebar.
The custom Woo widgets included are:
- Woo – Search
- Woo – Twitter Stream
- Woo – Adspace Widget
- Woo – Flickr
- Woo – Tabs
- Woo – Blog Author Info
- Woo – Embed/Video
- Woo – Subscribe/Connect