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Gelli Documentation v1.0

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Version: 1.0
Author: ArrowHiTech.
Designed by: ArrowHiTech

Install WordPress

If you haven't have a working version of WordPress, you need to install it first in order to install Gelli theme. You can find many instructions to install WordPress in WordPress Codex or the Instructional Video created by Woo Themes. Below are some helpful links for you about WordPress information.

1. Install Theme

1.1 Installation

- Requirements for Theme

You can click here to find out more about requirements of WordPress.

Below are three requirements for working version of WordPress, PHP, and MySQL.

You also need to make sure that your host can comply with follow requirements. We recommend using WP Engine or Blue Host for all your hosting needs.

  1. Your web host has the minimum requirements to run WordPress.
  2. Your host is running the latest version of WordPress.
  3. You can download the latest release of WordPress from official WordPress website.
  4. Always create secure passwords for FTP and Database.

- Recommended PHP Configuration Limits

Low PHP configuration limits can cause many issues. When related issues occur, you need to increase your PHP limits to a minimum as follows:

1.2 Theme Installation

- Install new theme manually via FTP Client

In order to add a new Theme to your WordPress installation, follow these basic steps:

  1. Download the zip package of Gelli theme in ThemeForest
  2. Unzip Gelli.zip package which you can find inside Theme files folder.
  3. Connect to your FTP server and navigate to the WordPress installation folder.
  4. Go to wp-content/themes/ and upload Gelli folder.
  5. Open WordPress admin panel (navigate through web browser to the folder where you have installed the WordPress e.g www.your_domain.com/wp-admin/) and go Appearance > Themes on admin sidebar. Activate Gelli theme.

- Install Theme via WordPress Admin Panel
  1. Open WordPress admin panel (e.g www.your_domain.com/wp-admin/) and go Appearance > Themes on admin sidebar and click "Add New" button.

  2. After that, click Upload Theme link and upload zip package of Gelli theme

  3. Once uploading theme is finished, it will install theme automatically.

    You can click Activate link or go to Appearance > Themes on admin sidebar to activate theme.

Once theme is installed, you need to install Required Plugins to get full working features.

1.3 Plugins Installation

- First method

Install plugins via "Begin installing plugins" message.

After installing and activating the theme you will see the message about installing required plugins at the top of the page.

You should click Begin Installing plugins link in order to install needed plugins for Gelli theme.

You will be redirected to Install Required Plugins page, here you will find all of the theme required plugins. In order to install these plugins, you just need to check all of them and select install then click apply.

- Below is list of required plugins for Gelli.

- Second method

Install plugins via WordPress Admin Panel.

Besides, you can install some plugins for Gelli by navigating Plugins > Add New in admin sidebar. After that, enter plugin name to search plugin and click "Install Now".

When the installation process is done, you can click Return to Required Plugins Installer and select active then check all plugins to active these plugins.

- Third method

Install plugins manually (Via FTP)

If you want to manually install plugins, you can follow some basic steps below.

  1. Download your WordPress Plugin to your desktop and extract plugin folder if it is a zip archive.
  2. With your FTP program, upload the Plugin folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory online.
  3. Go to Appearance > Plugins and find the newly uploaded Plugin in the list.
  4. Click Activate to activate it.

After finishing plugin install, you need to configure the plugins.

1.4 Plugin Configuration

Visual Composer for WordPress is drag and drop frontend and backend page builder plugin that will save you tons of time working on the site content. You will be able to take full control over your WordPress site, build any layout you can imagine – no programming knowledge required. Moreover, now you can choose either work on a backend or move your page building process to frontend and instantly see changes you make.

You can see here for more details.

After installing the Visual Composer, please go to Visual Composer > Role Manager. In the post types field, you should select Custom and check 'post' and 'page' checkbox . After making the changes, remember to click Save Changes button.

Go to MailChimp for WP > MailChimp to access general setting page of MailChimp. You should connect to your MailChimp account by entering API Key.

Also, in order to make MailChimp Form work effectively, you should navigate to MailChimp for WP > Forms in admin sidebar and click Save Changes.

For detail instruction, please click MailChimp for WP.

Once Required Plugins are configured, you may be interested in installing sample content as our demo sites. In the next section, we will guide you about demo installation.

Go to Avatars > Settings to access general setting page of Avatars.

Interactive approach to set avatar for Awesome User Experience

- Step 1: Select "Choose images"

- Step 2: when selected, will show up as pictured below. Then, select "Choose images"

You can select images that you like

- Step 3: . After the changes, remember to click Save Changes button.

1.5 Demo Installation

- First Method

Click Gelli option in the top of admin page or in admin sidebar to access Gelli options.

In "demo" tab, you will find an option for import demo.

Click Import in Import Dummy Content.

Note: If the process of import demo is failed, we suggest you increase max_execution_time in php.ini.

- Second Method

Remember that your site database will reset entirely after using this method.

Please follow steps listed below to import demo.

- Step 1: Install and activate All-in-One WP Migration plugin to use this method.

- Step 2: Download Demo backup file.

- Step 3: Upload backup file to wp-content/ai1wm-backups folder.

- Step 4: Navigate to All-in-One WP Migration > Backups on admin sidebar


- Step 5: Click Restore button and wait for few seconds. You will see success message after click continue.

- Step 6: Login to the site with account: Username: admin, Password: admin. After login with this account, you can change username and password back to your credentials.

- Step 7: If you want to change demo version, you should select demo in Theme Options > Import Demo > Import Demo on admin sidebar. Please read the message and click OK.

- Third Method

Import demo data manually.

Note: Please remember to install all needed plugins before import demo data. If you have not install plugins, please see Plugins Installation to finish that step.

- Update the Menu sub

Gelli supports custom menus, you can make modifications to them from the Menus option. Menus can contain links to Pages, Posts, Categories, Custom Links or other content types.

a) If you want to add a link to your social media profile or another location. You use the custom link option.

- Simply click on the custom link tab in the left-hand column to expand it. You will notice that it only has two fields. The first one is for URL where you will need to add the actual link you want to add. The second field is labeled link text where you will add the anchor text for the link.

- Drag each item into the order you prefer

b) All menu items can be edited by simply clicking on the downward arrow next to a menu item.

c) You can remove a link in the same way you edit them. Just click on the downward arrow icon next to a menu item, and you will notice a red Remove link.

2. Build Your Site

2.1 Build Your Site

Please read carefully Theme Installation / Plugin Configuration before performing these follow configurations.

2.2 WP Configuration

- WordPress Configuration

You can adjust WordPress settings as follows:

2.3 Theme Options

Gelli provides several useful options for you to explore. You can find all options after clicking Gelli link in the top page or in the admin sidebar.

You can see Theme Options for more details.

2.4 Menu Setup

Create New Menu

In order create a new menu, you can navigate to Appearance > Menus in admin sidebar then click Create a new menu link. Give your new menu a name and click "Create Menu" button.

You can add new menu item by dragging the item you prefer from the column on the left.

After that, remember to assign theme location for your new menu.

2.5 Header Setup

Go to Gelli > Header in order to access header setup page.

General, Gelli supports 2 types of headers with show/hide my account links and search options which you can see the demo in the pictures below.

To find out more about these options, you can go to Theme Options > Header.

3. Theme Options

Gelli provides many options for you to customize your page effectively. These options are organized into logical tabbed sections which will be very easy for you to navigate. Because of the sizable amount of options, we cannot go over them in full detail here in our documentation. We encourage you to please take some time and navigate through each tab to see what we offer. See below for screenshots and short descriptions of Gelli Options panel.

- There are 2 ways to access theme options.

1) Click Gelli at the top of the page.

2) Click Gelli in admin sidebar.

- After that, you will see a logical tabbed section including a lot of tabs for you to discover. Below sections will go through each tab in detail for you.

3.1 General

- In this tab, you will see options for layout and logo icon. Specifically, there are 2 possible sidebar positions for you to select either left or right or event you can choose to hide your sidebar. For logo customization, you can freely to upload your desired logo image. Below will be a screenshot about these options.

3.2 404

- In this tab, you will see options change background, title, content, button text for page 404.

3.3 Skin

There are 5 sub-tabs:

  1. General: After navigating to this sub-tab, you will see some options for you to set background color or background image, primary color and highlight color for hover and active links. Furthermore, general font for your website is customizable with several google font family available as well as font weight, font style, font size and line height.

    In order to create a login and register page, you go to Pages > Add New in admin sidebar. Enter page title such as "Login" or "Register" and select Login Page template if you want to create a login page, otherwise, choose Register template for your register page.

  2. Footer: You also can change the background color for footer.

  3. Breadcrumbs: Gelli provides an option for you to modify background image.

  4. Typography: Gelli provides several choices to modify color as well as font family and font size of h1, h2, h3, h4, h5 and h6 font.

  5. Custom: this tab allows you to enter your custom CSS code.

3.4 Header

These options enable you to change header appearance with 2 types of header. Besides, there are existing selections for you to decide whether or not to display account links, search form in header. Also, Gelli provides an option to enable or disable the sticky menu. Note that this option is only available for header type 2.

3.5 Footer

- Gelli supports 3 options for you to modify you footer display including change copyright text.

3.6 Page

- In this tab, you will see options for pages with sidebar, show comment on pages.

3.7 Blog & Single Post

Gelli gives you multiple selections for blog and single post.

3.8 Social

These options let you enter social links for Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube.

If the Url empty, the social icon will not display.

3.9 Product

These options let you change layout for product shop and single product detail

For single product:

4. Content Types

To use Gelli content type, please ensure that Gelli Post Types plugin, which allows you to create some custom post types, is already installed. If not, you can install this by following some steps below.

4.1 Post

- Creating / Editing Posts

Step 1 - Navigate to Posts in your WordPress admin sidebar.

Step 2 - Click on the Add New option to make a new post. Create a title, and insert your post content in the editing field. Besides, you can add post content using visual composer by click "Backend editor".

Step 3 - Add Categories from the right side. To assign it to the post, check the box next to the category name.

Step 4 - Add Tags from the right side. Type the name of the tag in the field, separate multiple tags with commas.

Step 5- Add Image Gallery if you want to display gallery slider on its detail page.

In order to add gallery images to your post, you should click add image(s) button.

Step 6

- Add Featured Image if you want. In order to add featured image to your post, click the first Featured Image Box, select an image and click the Set Featured Image button.

Step 7 - Once you are finished, click Publish or Update on the right side to save the post.

4.2 Client

- Creating / Editing Client

Step 1 - Navigate to Client in your WordPress admin sidebar.

Step 2 - Click on the Add New option to make a new client. Enter client name in the title field.

Step 3 - Click the first Featured Image Box, select an image and click the Set Featured Image button.

Step 4 - Once you are finished, click Publish or Update to save the client.

4.3 Testimonials

- Creating / Editing Testimonials

Step 1 - Navigate to Testimonials in your WordPress admin sidebar.

Step 2 - Click on the Add New option to make a new testimonial. Enter testimonials name in the title field.

Step 3 - Click the first Featured Image Box, select an image and click the Set Featured Image button.

Step 4 - Once you are finished, click Publish or Update to save the testimonials.

4.4 Team

- Creating / Editing Team

Step 1 - Navigate to Team in your WordPress admin sidebar.

Step 2 - Click on the Add New option to make a new team. Enter team name in the title field.

Step 3 - Click the first Featured Image Box, select an image and click the Set Featured Image button.

Step 4 - Enter value social for a team.

Step 5 - Once you are finished, click Publish or Update to save the team.

5. Shortcode

Remember to install and activate Gelli Shortcodes plugin.

In order to add shortcodes using visual composer, you should enable visual composer editor and select the element you want to add. If you click the following button, the popup will be shown.

There are several content elements for you to choose. Specifically, Gelli enables user to use Ultimate VC Addons with several effective shortcodes.

- Screenshot of all elements in Gelli

- Screenshot of available shortcodes in Utimate VC addons

6. Widgets

6.1 Gelli Recent Blog widget

6.2 Gelli Social widget

This widget lets you make change of block title to whatever you want.

- Enter link social you want to display

6.3 Gelli Logo widget

This widget show logo and text footer page.

Demo layout:

6.4 Gelli Contact widget

This widget show info contact in option theme to the footer page.

Demo layout:

7. Translation


WPML is the most popular plugin for multi-language support. Below you will find documentation their team created for using WPML plugin. If you've purchased WPML and have any questions or issues, please check the links below.

8. Site Speed Up

We recommend using the WP Super Cache, W3 Total Cache plugins.