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« on: April 10, 2012, 12:05:02 AM »

I am in need of help with installing the Appwonder WP template.  I want to use the template as is but change colors and logos/images.  Can someone suggest an easy walk-through for me?  I have never used WP before.
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 10:51:40 AM »

Are you installing on an existing site or from scratch?  If you are installing on a brand new site, the easiest way to start would be with a Site Shaper, which is essentially a special installer for WP that includes the data, theme, and plugins from the demo.

To install a Site Shaper, create a database with a user and password, then extract the Shaper files to where you want your site to be.  Once that's finished, navigate to the site location in your browser and follow the installation steps, entering the information for the database when prompted and making sure to check the "install shaper data" option on the last page of questions.

For more detailed instructions on how to install a Shaper or create the database, check our downloads area (on the menu at the top of the site) for the tutorial video, or visit any of the demo sites for a text-based tutorial.
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 07:50:43 PM »

I am installing from scratch.  When I navigate to the place that I have FTP'd the files to via a browser it does not bring the configuration up and it does not show the template the appearance of the dashboard.
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2012, 08:02:16 PM »

I want to get the site set up just like the template and then I can modify it.  When I follow the instructions on the tutorial, the template does not behave in any manner like it is prescribed.  Argggg.  Frustrating.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 08:21:05 AM »

Just to make sure...  You're following these steps, right?

1. Download the "Site Shaper" for the theme not the theme itself

2. Create a blank database with a user and password.

3. Upload the contents of the Shaper zip to your server (if you don't want it in a "/wordpress" sub-folder, make sure to upload the files from that folder, rather than the folder itself)

4. Navigate to where you uploaded the Shaper contents (adding "/wordpress" if you didn't move the files out of that folder).

5. Go through the installer, entering your Database information and checking "install sample data" when it appears.

6. Log in with the username/password you created during the install.

7. Make sure you run any and all updates WP asks you to before doing anything else.

8. [if needed] If the permalinks for the demo content aren't working properly, go to "Options -> Permalinks" and change/save the setting so WP can reset the .htaccess file for them
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 09:58:57 PM »

I get all the way through step #4 but it only brings up a sample site.  It does not do the install that you mention in step 5.
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 10:01:11 PM »

If I try to upload the siteshaper through themes it gives me the following error.

The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini.
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012, 10:50:34 AM »

A site shaper cannot be installed through the theme admin; it is a fresh WP installation complete with WP, plugins, theme, and sample data.

If you're getting the default WP sample site, then you didn't follow the steps; specifically the one about creating a blank database.  However, now that I know this, let me adjust the steps.

1. Install WP using your hosts auto-installer.

2. Go into phpMyAdmin and open your WP database.

3. Select all tables & "drop" them (confirm when asked "do you really want to?")

4. Go to where your WP installation was placed and delete all files except "wp-config.php" (that one will be needed).

5. Upload the contents of the shaper zip to the location that should have only wp-config.php and no other files.

6. Navigate to that location in your browser.

7. Go through the installer, checking "install sample data" when it appears (wp-config.php will already have the DB info).

8. Log in with the username/password you created during the install.

9a. Make sure you run any and all updates WP asks you to before doing anything else.

9b. [if needed] If the permalinks for the demo content aren't working properly, go to "Options -> Permalinks" and change/save the setting so WP can reset the .htaccess file for them
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2012, 09:03:59 AM »

Where do I change the background colors of the pages and the top Logo?
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2012, 12:38:00 PM »

Background colors can be changed in the Theme Options area under "Theme Specific" (the second half of that tab is color code entry for the various areas).

The logo can be changed by placing a text widget (with no title) in the "Logo" sidebar and putting an "img" tag in that widget with the URL of whatever image you want for your logo.

Sample img tag:
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<img alt="Your Site Description" src="http://url.to/your/image.png" />
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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2012, 02:01:04 AM »

Hi again,

Quick question. How can I remove some (or all) of the share buttons I don't use (ie. rss and youtube)?
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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2012, 07:47:50 AM »

Added to your style.css file, the following code should hide those icons.  If you would like to hide any of the other icons, just use Firebug to find the ID of the one you want to hide, and add it to the code below.

Code:
#s5_rss, #s5_youtube{ display:none; }
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