First of all a huge THANK YOU for purchasing The Galaxy Theme at Mojomarketplace. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please join our Support Forums. If you'd like to start a new thread over there we will get any issues you're experiencing sorted out. You can also follow us on Twitter to keep track of all theme updates and future themes.

First Steps

Before you start playing around with this Premium Theme, let's check what you've downloaded so far

Installation of WordPress

First of all, if you are new to WordPress, we would recommend learning a little bit about it before you get started. Here are some helpful Resources to get you started with WordPress.

Here's also a small screencast of the installation process

Theme Installation via WordPress

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

  1. Log into your WordPress backend
  2. Navigate to Appearance > Themes
  3. Click Add New
  4. Click Upload Theme
  5. Now you just need to find the "The Galaxy.zip" in the Theme folder and click Install now.
  6. Wait until the theme has uploaded and installed
  7. Click Activate
  8. Then you will see a notification message to activate the required plugins. Follow the steps to install and activate each plugin.

Theme Installation via FTP

A further option to install this Theme, would be to upload it via FTP manager. It really doesn't matter which of the two ways you choose, just choose the one you feel more comfortable with.

  1. Login to your FTP account and navigate to your WordPress Installation directory
  2. Navigate to the folder /wp-content/themes
  3. Upload the "The Galaxy" folder (not the .zip-file). This is the folder located inside the "Theme" folder in the zip-file you've downloaded from Mojomarketplace.
  4. Now log into your WordPress backend
  5. Navigate to Appearance > Themes
  6. Find the Theme and click Activate

Install & Setup Plugins

At this stage you have probably noticed a warning asking you to install the recommended plugins. Installing these is very easy - you just need to click 'Begin installing plugins' and you will be redirected to the plugin installation page where you can install any Plugin you want and need. Only the Visual Composer Plugin is required. All other plugins are optional, depending on the functionality you wish to use.

Additional Plugins we use in our Demo

How To Update The Theme

We provide auto theme update, which is the best and easiest way to get new version of your theme. You don't have to delete the old theme and install it again the new version. When we release new version, you will get notification at your admin dashboard, how to update your theme.

Auto theme update:

  1. Login to your wordpress admin panel
  2. Click on "Theme activation" admin button or clikc on "Update" button on the notification (see image)
  3. When you are on this page, click "Download and install update"
  4. It takes only few minutes your theme to be updated
  5. NOTE: While your theme is updating, do not close your browser.

NOTE: To receive auto theme updates, you must activate your theme. See instructions below how to activate it.

How to activate your theme:

  1. Login to your wordpress admin panel
  2. Click on "Theme activation" admin button (see image)
  3. Enter your purchase code and Mojomarketplace username

NOTE: You must contact us with your purchase code and username, so we can activate your purchase code.

How to find your purchase code:

  1. Go to Mojomarketplace - > Downloads
  2. Locate your purchased theme
  3. Click on "Copy to clipboard" button (see image)
  4. This way your purchase code is copied.

Before you update this Theme, always check our important Update Information file for additional update Instructions.

Update your Theme via FTP. Just take the following Steps:

  1. Login to your Mojomarketplace account and navigate to your Downloads Section and download the Theme again. You will always get the most recent Theme files there.
  2. Extract the file to get the "The Galaxy" Theme folder.
  3. Login to your FTP account and navigate to your WordPress Installation directory.
  4. Navigate to the folder /wp-content/themes
  5. Simply drop the The Galaxy Theme folder and replace the current one (if you did not delete it).

Importing Demo Data (Optional)

This Theme includes the Demo Data which allows you to upload some dummy content to your site to help you get started with the Theme and get to know the functionality. Our Theme includes the famous One-Click Demo Importer. After the Installation of the theme, go to The Galaxy > Demo Import, choose your demo layout and click Demo Import to complete importing Demo Data. The standard content gets always imported (including pages, images, navigation). If you want to import the demo content for plugins (WooCommerce, Contactform 7, Revolution Slider), make sure to install them before running the Importer!

Be aware that downloading Dummy Content may take a while, depending on the speed of your server!

Install Demo Content Manually

If the One-Click Import did not work for any reason, you can install the Demo Data XML file manually taking the following steps.

  1. Log into your WordPress backend
  2. Make sure all required plugins are installed before running the import
  3. Navigate to Tools > Import
  4. Click on "WordPress". If you haven't imported anything yet, you will need to install "Importer" plugin.
  5. Select the .xml file that you can find in the theme folder in theme package located in demo content folder.
  6. After all your content is imported you need to set up the Menus. Go to Appearance > Menus and click the "Manage Locations" button at the top. Select a Menu for the "Main Navigation" and save it.
  7. To set up a Home Page, go to Settings > Reading.. Select "A static page" and choose a Home Page as "Front Page". Make sure the "Posts page" setting is left blank (this is important!).

Common Issues & Questions

Demo Content is loading forever or does not get imported

Usually the demo import takes 5 to 10 minutes depending on the server speed & ram. If it loads forever this is 100% due to the server configuration or a security setting that does not allow to import content to your server. In this case you should contact your hosting provider and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows:

  1. max_execution_time 5000
  2. max_input_time 5000
  3. memory_limit 256M
  4. post_max_size 128M
  5. upload_max_filesize 128M
  6. max_input_vars 5000
  7. allow_url_fopen on

If your hosting provider will not adjust the settings for you, the only option left would be to import the pages individually as described above.

Images from Demo Website

As stated on the Theme Description Page, all images used in the preview are just for demonstration purposes and not included in the Theme. They require an appropriate license to be used. Here's a list for most of the images we use in our demo:

Revolution Slider alias or ID not found

This happens when the Slider Demos are not installed. Just create your own and assign them to the appropriate page. Whenever you see this error, edit the page and replace our slider short code with your slider short code.

Demo Content Duplicated

When you import the demo content and click the import button more than once, you will get duplicated content. To get rid of the duplicated content you can install the WP Reset Plugin. Be careful as this plugin will reset the complete database with all your pages, posts, menus, widgets, theme options & settings.

Image Sizes

  • Blog Masonry: any size
  • Blog Center: at least 1000x563px (16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Blog Large: at least 1000x563px (16:9 aspect ratio)
  • Blog Medium: at least 600x400px
  • Portfolio Default Featured Image: at least 600x400px
  • Portfolio Grid Featured Image: at least 1000x1000px
  • Portfolio No Margin Featured Image: at least 600x400px
  • Portfolio Masonry Featured Image: at least 1000x1000px
  • Portfolio Detail: any size
  • Full Width Page Sections: 1920x1080px (gets automatically stretched to the browser width)
  • Shop Page: at least 560x700px

WooCommerce Empty Page after Demo Import

When you get an empty shop page after the Demo Import, make sure your "Shop Page" is set to the "Shop" Page in WooCommerce > Settings.

WooCommerce Empty Page after Demo Import

When you get an empty shop page after the Demo Import, make sure your "Shop Page" is set to the "Shop" Page in WooCommerce > Settings.

Theme Options

If you want to change any of the general Options in this Theme (Header, Footer, Styling, Layout, Customizations, etc.), go to your WordPress Admin Area and click The Galaxy button. Here you will find a tabbed Navigation where you can change a lot of Options for your new Theme (General, Slider, Styling, Social Media Options)

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

You need to set up custom menus for your Navigation to work properly. This Theme comes with a custom menu location at the top of the Page - the "Main Navigation", the "Footer Navigation" and "Topbar Navigation". These are optional shown or hidden depending on the settings you choose in the Theme Options.

Setup a New Menu

  1. Navigate to Appearance > Menus in your WordPress Admin Area
  2. Click the "create a new menu" link, enter a name then hit the "Create Menu" button.
  3. Add your Menu items from the left hand side.
  4. Manage your menus by dragging and dropping them in the right position.
  5. After setting up all links click "Save Menu"
  6. Now you only need to assign your menu to your desired Menu Location. To do that, click the "Manage Locations" button at the top, select your menu for one of the desired locations and click "Save Changes".

Mega Menu

If you would like to use a mega menu instead of the normal dropdown, you also need to take the following steps: Go to Appearance > Menus and make sure that "CSS Classes" are turned on in your "Screen Options" tab in the upper right corner of your screen. If the box is checked you will see an input field for "CSS Classes" in each of your menu items. Now add "megamenu columns-4" for a 4 Column Megamenu into the input field and set your menu items structure like shown below.

You can use "columns-2", "columns-3", "columns-4" or "columns-5" for a 2, 3, 4 or even 5-column Megamenu. Just make sure the menu structure matches the columns you want to use.

Pages

This Theme ships with a variety of custom page layouts. These layouts can be used on any page you create to give them some added functionality. To set up a custom page layout go to your WordPress Admin Area and navigate to Pages > Add New. Now you can choose any template you like from the "Page Attributes" on the right hand side.

In the Page Settings (below the Text Editor) you can find different options for the Page Templates. You can choose to assign a Sidebar, decide which Widgets you want to show, Enable / Disable the Header and Footer and use different Titlebar Styles.

Page Templates

Setting up your Home Page

To set up the Home Page of your theme go to your WordPress Admin Area and navigate to Pages > Add New. Choose a Title like "Home", add your content or copy one of the predefined page layouts above and click the publish button.

Now go to Settings > Reading select "A static page" and choose your newly created "Home"-page for the Front Page setting.

Also, please don't select anything for your Posts page (this is important!).

Visual Composer & Shortcodes

Visual Composer

This Theme comes with tons of useful Short codes already built-in. In the custom page builder, you can easily create complex layouts. The Galaxy uses a slightly modified version of the popular Visual Composer plugin with some default short codes and some customized short codes. Not all of the original Visual Composer short codes are available with this theme or were replaced by our own ones.

After the installation of the Visual Composer Plugin you may want to change some of the default Settings. Go to Settings > Visual Composer to setup the plugin. Select the post types you want the composer to be active.

Visual Composer Tutorial


Shortcodes

In addition to the Visual Composer elements, there are some short codes which are not available in the Composer but can be added easily as regular short codes via a Text Block element or in the classic editor using the Short code Generator Button. It is far more flexible & effective to add buttons, alerts, social icons and tooltips to a Text Block element.

Just click on the Short code icon in the Text Editor and choose the element you wish to insert. Finally configure it with the short code Generator.

Setting up your Blog

We simplified the way to create blogs compared to other themes. To create a blog page, just create a new Page and select the Blog Template from the Page Attributes. In the Page Settings (below the Text Editor) you can choose the Layout for your Blog and the Style of your Blog. You can also assign a sidebar if you decide to choose the Medium or Full Width style.

Under Settings > Reading make sure your "Posts page" is NOT set to a specific page!




Setting up the Portfolio

Set Up Portfolio Page

If you would like to set up a Portfolio Page, go to your WordPress Admin Area and navigate to Pages > Add New. Choose a title like "Portfolio" and select one of the "Default" templates in the Page Attributes. Switch to the Visual Composer by clicking the "Backend Editor" Button and add the Portfolio element. Make sure the Row Type is set to Full width. Click the Publish button. Now you can add Project items in Portfolio > Add New.


Add Portfolio items

To add Portfolio items, go to your WordPress Admin Area and navigate to Portfolio > Add New. Now you can fill out the following Fields.

Custom Sidebars & Widgets

Sidebars

This premium Theme comes with three pre-defined sidebars / widget areas where you can drop your Widgets: Blog Widgets, Search Results Widgets & Footer Widgets, where you can drop your Widgets. You can also define custom sidebars for each page. To create custom sidebars, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Appearance > Sidebars.
  2. Click Add New Sidebar, choose a Name and click OK to save it.
  3. Now you can add Widgets to your Sidebar under Appearance > Widgets.
  4. Once you've added your Widgets you can select your Sidebar when creating a new page from the Page settings. Just select your sidebar and choose the "Sidebar Left" or "Sidebar Right" layout from the "Page Settings".

Widgets

This Theme ships with four custom widgets ("The Galaxy Contact", "The Galaxy Flickr", "The Galaxy Portfolio", "The Galaxy Sponsor") which can be found in your WordPress Admin Area under Appearance > Widgets. Here you will find several areas where you can drop the widgets.

You can drop up to four widgets in the Footer Area which will be displayed next to each other. You can also change the Footer Widget Columns in The Galaxy > Footer.

Note: You can insert shortcodes in a sidebar using the standard Text Widget.

WooCommerce

First of all you need to download the WooCommerce Plugin. Head over to your WordPress Admin Area under Plugins > Add New and search for "WooCommerce" and install the Plugin then click on "Setup Pages". After everything is installed properly, go to WooCommerce > Settings and click on the "Products" Tab. Scroll down to the "Image Options" and set the following values:

woocommerce

It's also recommended to disable the WooCommerce built-in Lightbox and use the Theme's own Lightbox. To do this, go to WooCommerce > Settings, click on the 'Display' tab and uncheck the "Enable Lightbox" checkbox.

That's it - now you can add your Products. You'll find your Shop Page under http://yourdomain.com/shop/

Useful Links:

Please bear in mind that there are a lot of extensions for WooCommerce and this Theme wasn't tested with all of them. So, you will need to be ready for some custom coding in order to integrate third party plugins.

Child Theme

A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality from another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes allow you to modify or add to the functionality of that parent theme. A child theme is the best, safest, and easiest way to modify an existing theme, whether you want to make a few small changes or extensive changes. Instead of modifying the theme files directly, you can create a child theme and override within.

Useful Links:

We've included different Font Icon Packs within this Theme. Whenever you use a Visual Composer element and you are asked to insert an icon, you can choose from the following icons:

Just insert the Name of the Icon you want to use. For example "fa-camera" or "sl-envelope-open" or "et-telescope" or "s7-piggy"

Font Awesome Icons SimpleLine Icons ET Line Icons PE Stroke 7 Icon Set

Translation / Renaming

The Galaxy is fully translation ready! The translation files .po/.mo are located in framework/languages in the Themes folder. We've included English as a default.

To translate the theme, just follow these steps:

To rename different Words, just follow these steps:

We constantly develop new features, so after downloading a new Version we recommend to check that everything is translated correctly.

Multilanguage

If you want to provide your website in two or more languages, we suggest the following plugins:

Files & Sources

These are the various attribution links to the Javascript & CSS files included or modified to work with in this theme.

JavaScript:

CSS:

Customizations

Please remember that WordPress Themes on Mojomarketplace are purchased as-is. If you want to make custom changes to the theme that requires code editing or adding new features, we suggest that you hire a developer. We don't offer customisations or administration of your WordPress Installation. Here are some good places to find a WordPress Freelancer

Useful Links:

Again, thank you for purchasing The Galaxy WordPress Theme!
If you have any additional questions, feel free to post them in the dedicated Theme Support Forum.
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