If your hosting provides built in software like Installatron or scriptaculous, you will have only need to login into your cPanel and select the WordPress software from the Installatron (or Scriptaculous) software list.
If you need to install wordpress manually, there is an official WordPress guide to guide you through the process.
Go to the WordPress manual installation guide
You can install your new theme in the following ways:
Please make sure that you start from a fresh WordPress installation, without any content or plugin(s). Once the theme is installed, you can import your content from other sources.
IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE INSTALLING THE THEME:
This theme provides a child theme, making it easier to update your site with new theme versions without losing any customizations or settings. The following instructions will teach you how to correctly install and activate the theme using the child theme, which will make your life much easier down the line:
NOTE: If you are installing the theme with the automatic installer and you get an error message “Are You Sure You Want To Do This?” this means that your server configuration doesn’t allow the upload of the file due to its size. We can work around this by uploading the theme via FTP.
In alternative, try the following solution:
MEMORY LIMIT FIX:
If you get problems related to memory whilst importing the demo content, edit your wp-config.php in the root of your WordPress website, by adding these lines of code:
define( 'WP_MAX_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M' ); If you still have trouble, please refer to the official guide here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Common_WordPress_Errors#Maximum_execution_time_exceeded
You can install default content using the installer panel. Make sure that the ‘WordPress Importer’ is not active in your plugins list!
In some cases the process can take up to 20 minutes. If you have any server errors check that your max_execution_time in your PHP configuration file is at least 1200.
Social links: add the URL of your social media accounts, this generates an icon with a link in the off-canvas menu. You may need to click save to see the icons in the sidebars. The sidebar is accessible clicking the menu button in the top left hand corner.
Branding: upload a logo for the top bar and a bigger one for the off-canvas sidebar
Footer: the footer text displayed in the sidebar
Ajax page load: enable this to have the player working across pages. Disable this if your plugins don’t work correctly.
Music player: if it is invisible/hidden tracks will be playable but the user will have no controls. Autoplay on/off. Youtube video takes over the audio even if autoplay is on. Manual playing of any tracks will automatically mute the video.
Google fonts: enable and choose a colour for the titles and the content
Colours: choose a dark palette if you like dark backgrounds and white text. Then you can specify a main colour and a background.
Important: this theme is responsive and is based on Bootstrap 3. The breakpoints are set to 750, 1200 and 1400 in order to fit with modern screen sizes. When you open the customizer on small screens the website can go into “mobile mode” if the preview width is less than 750 px.
Are you new to WordPress? Below shows you “how to create a menu” in WordPress 3.6.
Please pay attention to this chapter as this is not intuitive if you are not a WordPress expert.
For your convenience, this theme automatically creates a menu when you activate it.
The menu name is “Top Menu”, and you can find it under the “Appearances > Menu” page of your WordPress admin.
In the menu, there are by default 2 items: a “Home” link and a “Qantum Themes” link, set as a demonstration.
We suggest that you delete the “Qantum themes link” and leave the “home” one. To do so, click the arrow near the “Qantum themes” menu item in the Menus page, and click “remove”, then click save. Please refer to the video above to see this being done.
To do so, you need to have created at least one post of the desired post type. For example, to add a “Releases” link to the menu, you need to have at least one Release created prior to adding the link.
How do I obtain the post type link? The link is not fixed, because it depends on your permalinks structure.
The easiest way to get your “custom post type archive” link is the following (the example is made using releases, but it is the same for other post types):
Please watch the great video below if you have any trouble doing this.
Important: If you are running an older WordPress installation, and you are experiencing some “404 Errors” whilst visiting your “release” archive or any other custom type archive, follow these steps please:
Why do I have to do this? Unfortunately this is an issue that occurs with old WordPress installations (before 3.5). If the problem is persists, clear your browser cache and try again. If you have any plugins like “Super cache” or “Total cache”, deactivate them before clearing and reactivate them once resolved.
For any issues that cannot be solved in this manual please use the QantumThemes HelpDesk
NOTE: We have a dedicated Helpdesk that is monitored. No support is given to comments on product pages.
Any support request that is not logged via our Helpdesk won’t be solved.
You can download new updates from Themeforest.net/downloads – forever
A full file and database backup is recommended before updating.
No pages or site contents are deleted when updating themes or plugins.
If you used the child theme, just replace the main theme file and leave the child theme intact.
1. Unzip the theme folder on your local computer (for example on the desktop)
2. Backup your old theme version located in wp-content/themes/vice
3. Upload the theme via FTP replacing the old theme folder
4. In your local theme folder, after unzipping, navigate to the subfolder tgm/plugins
5. Unzip all the plugins and upload them to the wp-content/plugins folder, replacing the old ones
6. visit the ADMIN screen and verify if you need to install any missing plugin(s). If you are updating from very old versions
1. Deactivate the plugins provided with the theme, to know which ones they are, you can find them in the “/plugins” subfolder of the theme product folder
2. Delete them in WordPress, or via FTP in wp-contents/plugins.
3. Install them manually from WordPress Admin -> Plugins -> Add New -> Upload
MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE:
NOTE: Since version 1.3.0 the QT Ajax Revslider plugin is not needed as it has been embedded in the theme core.
This theme comes with 8 specific post types:
Each custom content has specific data. Artists, Podcasts and Releases can be edited after being imported from Beatport or Mixcloud.
For the purpose of this theme a “Release” is not a track, but a COLLECTION of tracks, like an EP, an LP or a compilation. You can also create a single track release.
In this theme there is no possibility of creating a track “by itself” because actual releases are globally the way to organize the modern music market.
You can create a release in 2 ways: manually or importing it from Beatport.
Please note that the standard way to import a release is by creating it manually. The Beatport Import system is experimental, and is not a full feature of the theme. No warranties are provided about the Beatport API functionality.
This function requires that you have CURL and OAUTH enabled on your server, to allow the communication between your server and the API host (https://oauth-api.beatport.com/)
You must follow the Beatport API activation steps here: https://oauth-api.beatport.com/
In order to obtain the API key from Beatport:
IMPORTANT: this function is an EXPERIMENTAL function of the theme, as the Beatport API is in BETA and this is not a commercial standalone function. No guarantees are given if the Beatport service will stop to work without any notice. Any other theme function will always be active unless otherwise stated.
How to add an artist manually:
NOTE: the video refers to the SLAM theme the actual procedure is the same.
To add a menu link to the artists archive add a link to http://www.yourtheme.com/artist/ (with URL rewriting active) or http://www.yourtheme.com/?post_type=artist if you have the default permalink structure. (See How to add links to the top menu for a detailed explanation)
Our suggestion is to add a link to a general events archive, then put any event under at least one event type, like “Events”, so that you can link “Events” archive to the menu to list all events.
To create an events map module, create a new module, and choose Events Map.
Since June 2016 Google Maps requires a valid Google Maps API Key to be used in your website.
The new version of this theme, starting since version 1.5.8 of July 2016, allows you to easily add your API key to the Maps code.
To add your Google Maps API key, you can go in Appearance->Customize->General Settings.
In localhost the check is not performed, and you don’t need an API key for localhost or address 127.0.0.1, but when going online, you’ll need to add your API key to the settings.
How to create a new podcast page
You can add as many photo and video galleries as you want.
The widgets all have the same function: they display the latest content of a specific post type.
If you specified a particular order attribute in the custom post, the widget will show contents listed in that order.
You can specify a title for the widget, a number of items to display and you can choose if you want to show thumbnails or not.
Simple sliders are full screen sliders that work only on a modular page template. You can’t insert a Simple Slider onto normal pages or posts.
Each slide can have a specific background or it can be transparent.
The content can contain every kind of html content. The content is vertically centered.
Since version 1.3.0 you can also hide a module depending on the device. Simply check/uncheck the options in the module settings, while editing the modular page.
This is a useful option to serve up a more simple and light page for users on mobile devices!
The modular pages are based on Fullpage.js
On some browsers the scrolling will not be available. You navigate to the different sections by clicking on the icons menu on the left.
If you don’t like this system and you want to have a normal scrolling page, select the “Disable Fullpage” checkbox in the page properties.
Now to your advantage we introduced a button to “reduce” the modules in the editor. It works like a simple “accordion”.
Hiding modules in the editor with the “eye” icon will not hide them in the frontend.
Reordering modules is now super easy!
Since Vice 1.3.0 you can create unlimited Radio Channels. A radio channel is composed of:
To simply create a radio channel page, use the title and text editors like you do for a normal page. The created page has a template in the front-end that you can copy to your child theme and customize named: single-radiochannel.php.
A playable channel is an entry in the playlist of the website.
To view the radio channel in the player, you need to do two things:
This is the address where your radio station streams the audio stream.
To use the built-in players, you need the mp3 URL of your radio stream.
To obtain the mp3 url, it is very simple:
Usually the web radio stations provide a file that will allow you to stream the radio on iTunes, Winamp, Windows Media Player and other players.
This service is provided using a file similar to these:
You can obtain the url of the mp3 stream by using one of these files, of course use the URL provided from your radio provider, not the ones in this example:
#EXTM3U #EXTINF:-1,06 AM Ibiza Underground http://126.96.36.199:3540/Live
This URL will be your mp3 stream, just add “.mp3″ in the end, like this:
To be sure that your mp3 stream is valid, open it in the browser, with a modern browser it should render as a music player, and reproduce your radio stream:
If the radio stream works correctly, you can integrate it on your site.
This is the checkbox to add the radio channel to the playlist of the theme player, that appears at the bottom of the page.
Radio streams don’t allow advancing in the player track.
Radio stations can by default only be played in the website player, but you can hide radio stations from displaying and you can add your own player to the content of the radio station text.
You can now create Archive pages to display releases, podcasts, events and artists.
You can add an automatic slideshow to these archive pages simply by checking the checkbox in the page design options:
As the videos are on Youtube and may result blocked in some countries, you can download them from our Dropbox repository:
Generate your activation key using the purchase code provided from ThemeForest when you bought the theme:
Note: we are sorry for all the pain caused by this process, but the theme’s piracy is a plague and blocks our progress, stealing the food from our families.
We had to take some counter measures for that, but instead of blocking your installation, we simply added new functions (the Beatport importer) which are extras and are accessible only with theme activation.
In case you run into problems during the activation process, please send all the relevant information in detail please, including your Themeforest username and purchase code to email@example.com, along with your website’s admin access.
The plugin is bought with Extended License only for this theme.
Soundmanager2 library, used to create the qantumPlayer:
Twitter Bootstrap Framework
jQuery Easing v1.3 – http://gsgd.co.uk/sandbox/jquery/easing/ Open source under the BSD License.
Copyright © 2008 George McGinley Smith (see the .js for detailed conditions)
Copyright (c) 2011 Piotr Rochala (http://rocha.la)
Dual licensed under the MIT (http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php)
Author: Sonny T. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, sonnyt.com
Modernizr 2.6.2 (Custom Build) | MIT & BSD
Bootstrap v3.1.1 (http://getbootstrap.com)
Googl Maps Richmarker
jQuery collagePlus Plugin v0.3.3
Dual licensed under the MIT or GPL Version 2 licenses.
jQuery collageCaption Plugin v0.1.1
extra for collagePlus plugin
Copyright 2012, Ed Lea twitter.com/ed_lea
Dual licensed under the MIT or GPL Version 2 licenses.
okvideo by okfocus
Pictures from Flickr under Creative Commons license:
The video of the preview is from Youtube:
All the music tracks of the preview are written and composed for the purpose of this demo by Aaron Mills / Acida Corporation
This is an example page. It’s different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (on most themes). Most people start with an About page that introduces them to potential site visitors. It might say something like this:
Hi there! I’m a bike messenger by day, aspiring actor by night, and this is my website. I live in Los Angeles, have a great dog named Jack and I like piña coladas. (And gettin’ caught in the rain.)
…or something like this:
The XYZ Doohickey Company was founded in 1971, and has been providing quality doohickeys to the public ever since. Located in Gotham City, XYZ employs over 2,000 people and does all kinds of awesome things for the Gotham community.
As a new WordPress user, you should go to your dashboard to delete this page and create new pages for your content. Have fun!