How To

Important installation note

After installing and activating the theme, you need to navigate 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 used in the theme.

You also need to navigate to Settings > Reading and set front page to display “Your latest posts” if you have previously had a static page as your front page.

Homepage Overview

The homepage consists of a homepage slider, mini-features area, widgetized sidebar and footer regions.

The home page modules of Biznizz explained.

Setup Featured Area

The Biznizz home page featured area pulls the custom “slides” post type. The number of slides is set under the “Homepage Slider” theme option’s panel. You can also set the animation speed, auto start and slide interval under the theme options.

Adding a slide

To add a slide simply follow these steps:

  1. Go to Slides > Add New.
  2. Type a title for the slide and complete all of the post’s body content.
  3. Add a “Slider Image” in the Custom Settings panel if you want to display an image in the slide.
  4. Publish the slide.
Adding a slide

Add buttons to featured slide

To add a button to a page in the featured area, you need to add some html code by using the HTML tab. Simply add a link, surrounding it with the short code you can see in the example above.

Add video to featured slide

Adding video is just as simple as adding an image to the page. Simply use the Embed field in the Custom Settings panel, and add your embed code.

Adding a video to a slide

Setup Mini-Features Area

The main area consists of a left column that can hold mini-features, and a right column that holds the home widgetized sidebar. The left main column can also hold page content above or below the mini-features area.

Add Mini-features Block

The Biznizz home page mini features area also uses custom post types and pulls in the the custom “Mini Features”. The number of mini features depends on how many “Mini Features” you have published. You can enable the mini features area on the home page under the “Homepage” theme options. You can also add two pieces of content from WordPress pages to the home page if you specify the page IDs of the pages you wish to display.

To add an info box simply follow these steps:

  1. Go to Mini Features > Add New.
  2. Type a title for the Mini Features and complete all of the post’s body content.
  3. Add a “Mini Features Icon” in the Custom Settings panel if you want to display an icon next to the slide.
  4. Add an excerpt
  5. Publish the mini feature.
Adding a mini feature under Mini-Features - Add New

Remember to enable the mini features area in the theme options under the “Home – Main Area” tab.

Enabling the mini-features area in the theme options under Homepage layout

Further Homepage Modules

Biznizz also allows you to place particular WordPress page content on your home page. Simply specify the page in the theme option’s under “Homepage Layout”. There are two allocated spaces available to place two particular pages of content.

Adding some page content to your home page

Setup Blog

To add a Blog to the main navigation, simply follow these steps:

  1. Add a new Page in WordPress (Page -> Add New)
  2. Add a title to the page e.g. “Blog”
  3. Select the Blog page template in the Attributes panel on the right
  4. Publish your page!
Add blog page template
Add blog page template

If you are unsure on how to setup a page template, have a look at our instructional video in our Page Template section.

Setup the Portfolio

This theme includes a portfolio template which can showcase your work or products. To add the portfolio you need to follow these steps:

Add the Portfolio link to navigation

  1. Add a new Page in WordPress (Page -> Add New)
  2. Add a title to the page e.g. “Portfolio”
  3. Select the Portfolio page template in the Attributes panel on the right
  4. Publish your page!
Setup a portfolio page template

Adding portfolio items

The portfolio section also uses a custom post type called “Portfolio”.

  1. Add a new portfolio item in WordPress (Portfolio -> Add New)
  2. Add a title to the portfolio item
  3. Add a tag to the post if you wish to categorize your portfolio (e.g. “Web” or “Print”)
  4. Add some text in the content to describe the portfolio item
  5. Upload the Portfolio Thumbnail (450x210px) image in the Custom Settings area
  6. Add an URL to an external image or upload a large image which your thumbnail will link to
  7. Publish the portfolio item and repeat for next portfolio item
Adding a portfolio item
The portfolio custom settings panel below the WYSIWYG editor

Remember you must have uploaded a “Portfolio Large” image for image attachments to work.

Upload multiple images per portfolio item

To have multiple images under the portfolio item, enter the rest of the images by uploading image attachments to the Portfolio Item and click Save Changes. You must leave the “Portfolio Large” field empty if you wish to show multiple images in the lightbox.

Uploading multiple images to a portfolio item

Setup options

  1. Go to the theme Options Panel
  2. Tick “use lightbox” if you wish the large images to display as an overlay when clicked on, not a link that takes you to a new window.
  3. Tick “Use dynamic image resizer” so that the portfolio images are resized correctly on the portfolio page.
  4. If you added any tags to your posts, then add these tags to “Portfolio Tags” field (e.g. “web, print”)
  5. Save settings and you’re done!
Setting up the portfolio theme options

Add a pricing table

To add a simple pricing table to any page or post, simply drop this HTML code into your post or page using the HTML tab in your post editor.

Widgets

Custom Biznizz widgets

The theme includes 8 custom widgets that you can add to any one of your 5 widgetized areas (1 Primary sidebar & 4 footer widgetized areas).

  • Woo – Flickr
  • Woo – Twitter Stream
  • Woo – Adspace Widget
  • Woo – Search
  • Woo – Embed/Video
  • Woo – RSS
  • Woo – Tabs
  • Woo – Blog Author Info

Page Templates

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