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Documentation & Usage

01. Getting Started

Thank You!

First of all a huge THANK YOU for purchasing our WordPress Theme at ThemeForest. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please contact me via support tab of the item at Themeforest. You can also follow me on Themeforest to keep track of all theme updates and future themes.

Theme Requirements

In order to proceed with the theme installation, you need to make sure you have the latest version of WordPress (3.5+) on your self-hosted site.

If you are new to WordPress, I would recommend learning a little bit about it before you get started. Below is helpful Resources to get you started with WordPress:

02. Install Theme

Theme Installation via WordPress

In order to install this Theme into WordPress, you should directly upload the file via the WordPress Theme Uploader.

  1. Unzip the package you downloaded then find file. Please skip this step if you download only theme package.
  2. Login to your admin dashboard and then navigate to Appearance → Themes.
  3. Click on Add New button
  4. Click on Upload Theme button
  5. Follow the instructions by choosing "" file, located in the archive which you have downloaded from ThemeForest and then click on Install Now button.
  6. Click on the Activate link, once the upload already finished.
  7. Then the theme will navigate your site to installation plugin page, you will see the required plugins. Follow the steps to install and activate those plugins.

Theme Installation via FTP

A further option to install the theme, would be to upload it via FTP manager. It really doesn't matter which of the two ways you choose, use this way when you get problem install via WordPress..

  1. Login to your FTP account and the navigate to your WordPress Installation directory.
  2. Navigate to the folder /wp-content/themes
  3. Unzip the file on your computer
  4. Upload the "trendblog" folder (not the .zip-file) into the themes folder on your hosting
  5. Now login to your WordPress Dashboard
  6. Navigate to Appearance > Themes
  7. Find the Theme and click on Activate button

Plugins I would recommend:

  • Redux Framework - This is an important plugin for this theme, this is the theme options for this theme and you must install it before using this theme
  • CMB2 - This is an important plugin for this theme, this is post and page options for this theme and you must install it before using this theme
  • Ruby Import - If you want to use one click to import demo feature, you must install and active this plugin, You can disable it after you finish to import.
  • Trendblog Shortcodes - Shortcodes plugin for this theme. it includes: button, column, accordion tabs and dropcap.
  • Envato Market - This plugin helps you can update the theme automatically
I recommend you to install these plugins to get more from the theme.
Other plugins I recommend to you to install:

Tiled Galleries Carousel Without Jetpack - Display gird gallery in single post

Contact Form 7 - Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup

MailChimp for WordPress - MailChimp for WordPress, the absolute best. Add subscribers to your MailChimp lists from your WordPress site, with ease.

Regenerate Thumbnails - Usefull if your site already have a lot of content and images. Allows you to delete all old images size and regenerate the thumbnails for your image attachments.

03. Import Demo

I strongly recommended to run Demo Import only on a fresh WordPress site. Try import theme options and widgets if you site already data.

Some copyrighted images won't be imported.

One Click To Import Demo

With the Trendblog theme, you have the option to either start building your site from scratch, or choosing to import one of our demo sites to use as a starting point, and modifying it to suit your needs.

TrendBlog comes with a One-click import feature. To import one of demo sites, please follow these steps:

  1. login to your admin dashboard
  2. Navigate to TrendBlog (Theme Options) -> Demo Importer
  3. Select the demo, Then click on the Import button
Please be patient and do not navigate away from this page while the import is in the process. This may take up to several minutes ( according to the server speed). This page will refresh when the import is completed.

If the process is still not running after 5 min, You can refresh the page and click on the import button again.

Import Demo Via XML file (optional)

1. Import data

The theme comes with a .xml file containing demo content you can import into your WordPress site. This will help you get started, in case you are running on a fresh WP installation with no content at all. To upload the demo content follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Tools → Import.
  2. Click on Wordpress link (if the Importer plugin is not installed, Please install it now).
  3. Select the demo.xml file located in the archive which you have downloaded from ThemeForest and click on Upload file and Import button. This process may take a few min
  4. After finish, Navigate to Appearance -> Menus -> Menu locations then assign Menu for menu and then click Save.
  5. Your are done! Now your site is populated with demo content.

2. Import Theme Options

  1. Select the theme-option.txt file located in the archive which you have downloaded from ThemeForest. Open this file with TXT editor, select all text and then copy it.
  2. Navigate to TrendBlog(Theme options) → Imported/Exported. Click Imported from file. Then the paste texts you have just copied. And then, click Import (click on 2 times)

3. Import Widget

  • Install and active the plugin: Widget Importer & Exporter
  • Navigate to Tools → Widget Importer & Exporter.
  • Click on the Import button.
  • Select the widgets.wie file located in the archive which you have downloaded from ThemeForest and click on the "Upload file" button.
  • 4. Setup Home Page

    To setup Homepage, Please following below steps:

    • Navigate to Settings -> Reading
    • At the Front page displays option, please select Your latest posts option
    Don't forget install "Widget Importer & Exporter" before import widgets

    Migrating From Another Theme

    If you are migration from a theme which used the native featured images functionality of WordPress, please use the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin to resize all the thumbnails. Click the link above and download the free plugin, and read through the steps it contains, it has all the information you need.

    You can skip the step: "Import data", You only need to import theme options & import widgets if your site already have data.

    04. Theme Options

    • If you want to change the general Options of the Theme, navigate to your Admin Dashboard -> TrendBlog. Here you have a tabbed Navigation where you can change a lot of options for your website (General, Styling, Typography etc.)

    • With Theme Options you easily take control over your site, by allowing you to upload your logo, style the appearance of the theme with your custom colors, change fonts, turn features on and off, paste custom CSS and JS code without having to write any code.

    Before adjusting the first setting, you should first click on the Save Options button, to insert all default data to the database and make sure everything looks good.

    05. Setting Up Header

    Header Options

    • One of the first things you might want to do after you have installed and activated the theme is to setup your header area. The header contains the logo, menu, search bar, side area bar, and social icon.
    • To setup your header, Please navigate TrendBlog → Header Options from the admin dashboard. The settings you define here will be the default settings for your header site.

    Header Light Style

    To choose header style for the site, Please navigate to TrendBlog -> Header Options -> Header Style

    If you choose light style for header. Please select Dark for mega menu text at "Mega Menu Post Text Style" option


    To add your logo to the header, Please follow below steps:

    • navigate to TrendBlog -> Header Options from the admin dashboard
    • Then select tab Header Style Options -> Site Logo (Matching with header style you have chosen), Then lick on Upload to upload your logo
    To make your logos retina ready, upload to ones that are twice as high as the default logo. For example, a logo of 100 pixels in height would require a retina logo that's 200 pixels high. This principle applies to all logos you upload.

    06. Setting Up Home Page

    Select Front Page

    To setup Homepage, Please following below steps:

    • Navigate to Settings -> Reading
    • At Front page displays option, select Your latest posts

    Home Page Options (latest blog listing page)

    Trendblog includes many of the features and layouts I have implemented into it to help you create a standout blog. To setup up home page layout, Please navigate to TrendBlog -> Blog Options

    09. Setting Up Categories

    Creating category

    To start managing categories, You must to create category first

    Please navigate to Posts → Categories. First do all the usual stuff: type the category name and slug

    Setting Up Category

    To get started, Please navigate to TrendBlog → Categories Options then select category you want to change

    Below is list some options of category page options

    • Category Layout - Select the layout for this category.
    • Big Post First - Display classic layout at first post.
    • Category Sidebar - Select custom sidebar for category.
    • Sidebar Position - Select sidebar position for this category. This option will override default sidebar position setting.

    10. Add New Post

    Creating new post

    To create a new post, Please navigate to Posts → Add New.

    Post Formats

    TrendBlog support four WordPress native post formats. Each format has it's own custom fields (except Standard) for simple content making.

    • Standard - uses only the default fields.
    • Video - When you select this option, a custom "Video Post" field will appear below the editor. Please input the URL video you want to add. Most of the video hosting sites are supported such as Vimeo and YouTube...
    • Gallery - When you select this option, a custom "Gallery Post" box will appear below the editor. To add the gallery, Please following those steps:
      1. Click on the "Add Image" button. The images manager will appear.
      2. Upload images you want to be in the galley
      3. Hold down the Ctrl key and select the images with your mouse. Click on the "Select" button at the bottom. Now your images are added to the gallery.
      You can drag & drop the images to rearrange the order.
      To remove the image from the gallery, place the mouse over the image and now you see the remove icon on the top right corner of the image. If you want to add another image click on "Add Image" button again.
    • Audio - when you select this format a custom "Audio Post" field will apper below the editor. Paste here the URL of the page with the audio track you want to add from Sound Cloud.
    You must to select post format is gallery, audio or video Before add gallery image or URL

    Post Options

    By using options in this box you can desire what happens in the single post and add this post to different locations of your site.

    • 1. Post sidebar - You can assign a sidebar for each post. This option will override default post sidebar in the single options.
    • 2. Sidebar Position - You can select sidebar position for each post.
    • 3. Show Comment Box - You can disable the comment box for each post .This option will override default post sidebar in the single options.

    11. Add New Page

    Creating New Page

    To create a new page, Please navigate to Page -> Add New

    12. Site Authors

    Author Avatar

    To make your author avatar to appear on your site, Please register at with the same email you registered at your site.

    Social Author Profiles

    We added some extra fields to the user profile page to extend the information about the authors of your site.

    To add a new author and information that will be visible on the front, following below steps:

    1. Navigate to Users then select user you want to change
    2. Contact Info: Type the website address
    3. About the user: Fill in the Biographical Info
    4. Social Profiles: Fill all the desired fields with the social profile username.

    13. Customization

    There are two ways to customize the theme without changing it's core files.

    It's important not to change the theme core files because every time we will update the theme, you will loose you changes.

    Custom CSS Code Via Theme Options

    To style the theme with custom CSS, Please navigate to TrendBlog -> Custom Code. The Css Code code is where you can write your own CSS codes.

    Custom Code Via Child Theme

    Install child theme, then active it. You can now write your CSS into style.css of the child theme. You also can do more with child theme if you are a developer.

    14. Translating theme

    Translate via 3rd party plugin

    To translate your entire website, Please follow below steps:

    1. Tell WordPress what language to use. Visit "Options > General" and select your language
    2. Download the plugin:
    3. Follow the instruction steps of the plugin, create a .PO file and translate what text you wish.

    Translate via PO.file

    To translate your entire website, Please follow below steps:

    1. Tell WordPress what language to use. Visit "Options > General" and select your language
    2. Download and install POEDIT:
    3. Connect to your site folder via FTP or Cpanel -> open your theme/languages directory
    4. Look for the trendblog.pot file in the theme package, downloads and open it with POEDIT.
    5. Translate what the test you want and save it ie: pt_PT( pt_PT is an Internationalize code name, pt_PT is Portugues), You need to save the file name to fit with your language. You can find here: Two files will be generated after saving.
    6. Upload files after translating into wp-content/themes/trenblog/languages folder

    15. Updating theme

    This theme may be updated periodically in order to add new features and fix bugs. When a new update is available an update message will appear on your WordPress dashboard . As a customer, you can download the most current version from your ThemeForest account.

    Updating Automatically Via Envato Market

    Envato has developed the Envato Market Plugin for WordPress. You can use this to receive notification of updates to themes purchased from ThemeForest and to automatically update (upon clicking) directly from within your WordPress admin area.

    1. After installation, click on active this plugin.
    2. Click the new Envato Market link in the menu and follow the instructions to configure the plugin.

    Updating Manually Via Admin dashboard

    • Download the most current version from Themeforest
    • Unzip the package and find in the theme folder.
    • Please Navigate to Appearance -> Themes
    • Active default WordPress theme as Twenty Sixteen
    • Click on TrendBlog theme, then find Delete button, Then click on this button to delete old package
    • Then Navigate to Install and then install TrendBlog as a new theme, then click on the Active link to active the theme.

    Updating Theme Via FTP

    • Download the most current version from Themeforest
    • Unzip the package and locate in the theme folder.
    • find and unzip
    • Connect to your site via FTP
    • Upload the theme folder you unzipped to wp-content/themes
    • You should be asked to confirm overwriting of this folder and its contents. Confirm the overwrite.
    Enjoy using TrendBlog. © 2016 THEMERUBY.COM