HealthFlex WP Documentation

Complete product documentation for Healthflex WP

Using Documentation

Theme Installation and Setup

Installing WordPress

Under most circumstances installing WordPress is a very simple process and takes less than five minutes to be completed. Many web hosts (e.g. Siteground) are now offering tools for automatic installation. However, if you wish to install WordPress by yourself, read about the Famous 5 Minutes Installation.

Below you can find some links about WordPress Installation

Common WordPress Installation Issues

Theme Installation through WordPress

After you’ve downloaded HEALTHFLEX Theme, unzip the main zip file and you’ll find the following:

  • documentation – folder containing all documentation HTML files & licenses
  • healthflex.zip – Parent theme installation files (ready to use)
  • healthflex-child.zip – Child theme installation files (ready to use)

Now what? Follow the next steps to install HEALTHFLEX as a WordPress Theme.

  • Log in to Administration Panel and go to Appearance > Themes
  • Select Add New and click Upload
  • Click Choose File and locate the healthflex.zip file that you’ve previously downloaded on your computer *
  • Click Install Now
  • Select Add New and click Upload once more.
  • Click Choose File and locate the healthflex-child.zip this time, which contains the Child Theme.
  • Click Install Now
  • After HEALTHFLEX Child is installed, locate it and click Activate..

* Note You should not upload the whole item you have downloaded from Themeforest because you will get an error of broken stylesheet file. Instead locate the healthflex.zip and healthflex-child.zip files found inside the main file you’ve downloaded.

Warning: while installing your theme through WordPress admin, you may encounter an error message saying : “are you sure that you want to do this?”. This is mainly due to your hosting php settings. HEALTHFLEX theme zip file is roughly around 6MB and in some hosting configurations the default limit for max upload is 2MB. To solve this problem you should either increase your maximum upload limit (at least to 8MB) on your hosting admin panel, or ask your host to do it for you. This is a common request and they should be able to assist you.

Child Theme Installation

HEALTHFLEX comes with a child theme included in the theme package. Installing a Child Theme is almost the same as installing any other WordPress theme. The only difference is that you need both the parent theme, and the child theme uploaded to your WordPress theme directory. So, follow the steps described above once more, but now upload healthflex-child.zip instead.

We focus on using the latest web standards and practices regarding WordPress theme development.
We strongly recommend our customers to install the child theme in order to ensure hassle-free updates.
Read all about Child Themes!

Installation through FTP

If for some reason you had problems installing the theme through wordpress then you can check out the following method:

  • Download Health X theme from ThemeForest and unzip the main zip file
  • Locate healthflex.zip and extract/unzip its contents
  • Use an FTP client (for example FileZilla) to access your host web server
  • Transfer your unzipped theme folder to your server in the wp-content/themes/ directory.
  • Once uploaded, go to Appearance > Themes and activate your HEALTHFLEX theme.
  • If you consider installing the child theme ( which is strongly recommended ), then repeat the FTP procedure for healthflex-child.zip file and activate this instead.

Plugin Installation

The following plugins are bits of software that extend the functionality of the theme and are included in the theme package. When you install the theme, you will get a notification message in your WordPress admin informing you about the required and recommended plugins. You have to install them. For those who are not familiar with plugin management, please check WordPress Codex > Managing Plugins reference

  • Plethora Features Library (mandatory). This is Plethora’s theme framework plugin that includes all shortcodes, widjets, custom post types and extra design settings, make sure that is always installed.
  • Visual Composer (mandatory). Allows you to edit your content using an enhanced page builder. Make sure, you are using the version included in the package, as it is configured to work seamlessly with the theme. Please, note that we do not offer compliance with any licensed version of Visual Composer plugin other than the one included in theme Package.
  • Contact Form 7 (recommended). Manages multiple contact forms. You can also customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. Install and activate Contact Form 7 before importing content! Plethora Theme design is compatible with any form created using Contact Form 7. Note that for core functionality issues (non related to design), you should refer to the plugin documentation or contact the author directly.

Update Theme

HealthFlex will be regularly updated to keep up with WordPress updates. So if you get notified about an update, follow the instructions :

  • Login into your Themeforest account, go to Dashboad > downloads and download the theme into your computer
  • Install an FTP program if you already do not have one (Filezilla is free)
  • Retrieve your FTP login information from your hosting admin panel and login into your hosting via FTP
  • Unzip the item main file
  • Locate theme.zip (e.g. : healthflex.zip) and unzip it. Make sure your unzipping software does not create an extra directory with the same name nested into each other.
  • Locate the themes’ main folder on your FTP program ( should be something like: “YOUR_HOSTING_ROOT/YOUR_SUBDIRECTORY/wp-content/themes/” ) and drag and drop the local version in it. FTP program will give a warning that there is already a directory with the same name. Choose “replace all”.
  • It will take from 2 to 10 minutes to replace all files. When you finish, login into your WordPress dashboard, go to Theme Options, and verify the new version. Child theme doesn’t need to be updated unless you made no changes to it and want the new cool screenshot.
  • On occasion, a TGM notice will appear on top of your administration page to update the “Plethora Themes Features Library” plugin. Update it by clicking on the notice and clicking “Update” and “Activate” under the “Plethora Features Library” listing in the list that appears. Or, on the “Themes” page, click to view HEALTHFLEX Theme Details and in the popup window, click “Update Plugins” button on the bottom.

The first and most important step to update your theme is to BACKUP your site and Database. There are plenty of ways of doing that. You can start from here: WordPress Backups

Demo Importer

Demo content is very simple using Plethora’s Demo Importer!

  • Go to Admin > Tools > Healthflex Demo Importer
  • Click on the demo you like
  • You are in the demo import preview screen. Make sure you have installed the plugins required, otherwise the Go To Import Panel button will not be active. If a plugin does not exist, a red coloured title is used, while an orange color will be used instead if a plugin is installed but has not been activated.
  • On the import panel screen, click Import Demo and relax while each item is imported. Import procedure might last several minutes, depending on the demo selected
  • When the Import Demo button turns green, the import is finished. That’s all, enjoy your demo!

Avoir Demo Importer

Note: if for some reason, you cannot use Demo Importer, you can import our primary demo using the XML/WIE files included in package. For the main content ( XML file ), you have to install the classic WordPress Importer, while for the widgets ( WIE file ) you have to use the Widget Importer & Exporter plugin

Set Up a Static Front Page / Post Page

Administration > Settings > Reading > Front Page Displays

By default, WordPress displays latest posts in the Front Page. You should change this behavior by setting up a different static Front Page / Posts Page instead:

  • Add a new page to use it as Front Page. You should give a distinctive name ( e.g. Home or Welcome )
  • Add another new page to use it as Posts Page. You should give a distinctive name ( e.g. Blog or News ). This page will be selected as your static blog page.
  • Go to Administration > Settings > Reading > Front Page Displays > Front Page
  • Change your Front page display to a static page
  • Select the first page you created for Front Page
  • Select the second page you created for Posts Page
  • Click the Save Changes button…you are ready!

Important note:. You can configure your blog options now on Theme Options > Content > Blog ( check Blog Options section below for further instructions ).

General

Miscelaneous Options

general-misc

In this section you can configure the behavior and appearance of some extra elements. The effect of these settings are applied globally.

Available Options

Select, if you want the Back to Top Functionality to be enabled or not.

Set the Maximum Width of the Fluid Container or let it expand to the full width of the screen (Auto). This setting will be visible on large monitors.

Set the Global Transparency Level for various element of the theme. Select a value from 0 (opaque) to 100 (fully transparent).

Next, you can select if you want the Page Loader to appear or not. If you choose to appear, more options will come up:

Page Loader Logo Image: upload your own Logo while page loads. A transparent .png file will provide better results

Page Loader Logo Image: use a custom rotating .gif file to appear, while page loads.

Page Loader Background Color: select a color for the background, while page loads.

Media Panel

Content

Add Ons & Modules

Advanced

Help

Options Object

Import / Export