Ample

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01Getting started

This is the Ample theme instruction page. We have tried our best to keep it as simple as possible. If you think it can be made even simpler let us know we will be glad to change it. Let's start! On the right side you can see the table of contents of this documentation. Jump to the section you want, or read it all through - your choice. Let's move on!

02Installation

Installing your theme is pretty easy! After downloading you should have a ample.zip file. This is a compressed file containing all of the required templates, images and icons required for the theme to function properly.

Upload the theme

  1. Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click on the Add New button
  3. Click on the Upload link
  4. Select the ample.zip file
  5. Click Install Now

Activate the theme

  1. Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress menu
  2. Hover over the theme thumbnail and press the Activate button
Additional information: WordPress Codex – Using Themes

05Header Image

To set the header image follow below steps.
  1. In the dashboard, go to Appearance > Customize.
  2. Click on the Header Image section.
  3. Upload your logo by clicking on the Add New Image button.
  4. After you upload the headerimage, click on Save & Publish button to save the changes.
Note: The recommended header image size for this theme is 1500 X 400 pixels. Additional information: Have a look here if you are still confused WordPress Header Image

06How to limit the excerpt text?

If you want to reduce or increase the number of words that appear in post in blog/archive/category view. You can easily change that. Just follow the below steps.
  1. Go to your post editor screen in the dashboard.
  2. In post editor screen look for the Screen Options button at top-right part of the screen.
  3. Click on it and make sure the Excerpt check-box option is checked.
  4. Now, somewhere below the main post editor box you should be able to see the the Excerpt option box..
  5. Add your manual excerpt there with desired amount of text and Update the post.

07Custom CSS Box

This theme supports the Custom CSS, which overwrites the CSS of the main stylesheet file, so that you can apply some CSS to change the look of the site as you desire. Also, this changes will still remain even if you update the theme.
  1. In the dashboard, go to Appearance > Customize> Design.
  2. Add your custom CSS inside the Custom CSS box.
  3. Click Save Options.

08Color Options

This theme supports the primary color options. Change the primary color that best suit your site.
  1. In the dashboard, go to Appearance > Customize > Design.
  2. Change the color as you like under Primary color option section.
  3. Click Save Options.

09Supported Plugins

This theme support the Breadcrumb NavXT plugin. The breadcrumbs will be displayed as soon as you activate the plugin in the header right part just below the menu section.

10Hide Category's posts from Blog page

By default all of the posts will display in Blog page. You can hide posts of particular Category from Blog page.
  1. In the dashboard, go to Appearance > Customize > Additional.
  2. Check the check box under Category to hide from Blog
  3. You can check multiple Category.
  4. Click Save Options.

11Header Title Bar

Header title bar appears in all the page, post, archive, blog, etc except from front page.
  1. In the dashboard, go to Appearance > Customize > Header.
  2. Click on Upload button and select the image. The recommended width is 1100px.
  3. If Image is not selected than the Color will display as Background.
  4. You can also change the Text color of Header Title Bar.
  5. Click Save Options.

12Setup Business Template

  1. In the dashboard, add a new page.
  2. In the Page Attributes option box, choose the Business Template in the Template dropdown option.
  3. Publish the page. Yes, that's it for the first step.
You just need to add some widgets to Business sidebar to setup the business template. Third Step Below are some widgets provided by the theme that you use to make you business template look Awesome.
  1. TG: Service WidgetAdd this widget to Business Sidebar. In this widget, add the title, description and image. Also select any of your pages in the drop down option and give the icon class for respective pages. There are 3 page dropdown options within it. The title, description and featured icon of that same pages that you select will be shown.
  2. TG: PortfolioAdd this widget to any Business Sidebar. In this widget, add the title and description, select the number of posts to display from certain Category as portfolio. Add the button text and it's link to redirect it to any link or leave the Link empty to redirect it to the choosen Category. There is also the option of background color and image. If image is not selected than color will display as background, else upload image and select background attachment to scroll or fixed.
  3. TG: Featured PostsAdd this widget to Business Sidebar. In this widget, add the title and description. Select the number of posts to display from either the Latest Posts or Posts from the certain Category. The featured image and excerpt of posts will be shown.
  4. TG: Call To Action WidgetAdd this widget to Business Sidebar. In this widget, add the text line, button text, button redirect link. There is also the option of background color and image. If image is not selected than color will display as background, else upload image and select background attachment to scroll or fixed.
Note: If you want to set this Business Page as the Home page, then follow the instruction below:
  1. In the dashboard, go to Settings->Reading.
  2. Check on the 'Static Page' option.
  3. Choose the business page(the page you created following the instruction above) as the front page.
  4. Save the Changes.
If you set everything right you can create the business template as in our demo here Business Template

13Contact Us Page

Plugin Installation

  1. Download Contact Form 7 plugin from here Download then install and activate it
  2. Then go to plugin's page and set it. Here is a detail on that Docs

Contact us page template

  1. Go to dashboard, then create a page. Give it a name "Contact" or "Contact us" as you wish.
  2. Now on the right hand side you can see Template Dropdown. Select Contact Page Template
  3. Copy the contact form 7 shortcode and paste it in this page.
  4. Click on Publish.