Business Cast Pro

THEME INSTALLATION

After you purchase and download your theme from Axle Themes, you can choose either of the approaches given below to install your theme.

Installation Using the WordPress Administration Panel

  • Log in to the WordPress Administration Panels.
  • Select the Appearance panel, then Themes.
  • Select Add New.
  • Then select Upload Theme.
  • Click Browse. Located zip file of theme in your computer.
  • Select zip file and click Install Now.

Manual Installation using FTP

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

  • Unzip zip file of theme to your Desktop.
  • Using an FTP client to access your host web server, go to /wp-content/themes/ and upload your new copy of Theme.
  • Now, log into the WordPress Dashboard with your login details.
  • Select the Appearance panel, then Themes.
  • You will see the theme in the list.
  • Then click Activate button.
  • Now the theme will be activate and go through the following options to set up the theme step wise.

Setting up Static Front Pages

To setup static front page, we need two pages; one front front page and another for blog page.

  • Go to admin panel.
  • Go to “Pages” -> “Add New”.
  • Enter page title, say “Home”.
  • Under Page Attributes metabox, choose “Front Page” in Template dropdown.
  • Click Publish to save page.
  • Create another page, say “Blog”, and save it.
  • Now go to Settings -> Reading
  • Choose “A Static Page” for “Your homepage displays”.
  • Choose “Home” page for “Homepage”.
  • Choose “Blog” page for “Posts Page”.
  • Click “Save Changes”

Pages are set now. To display different widgets in the front page, go to Appearance -> Widgets. You can add your desired widgets in “Front Page Widget Area” and customize widgets accordingly.

How to use Site Title, Logo, Tagline and Site Icon?

  • From Customize section, go to Site Identity.
  • From Site Identity, you will be able to add various options related to site identity like: Logo: It changes the main logo of the site.
    • Site Title: It changes the main site title of the site.
    • Tagline: It changes the tagline (i.e description) of the site. Just below site title.
    • Site Icon: The Site Icon is used as a browser and app icon for your site. Icon must be square, and at least 512px wide and tall.

How to use Header Images?

  • From Customize section, go to Header Image .
  • From Header Image Options, you will see Current Header & Suggested Options sections.
    • Current header: Upload your desired header image ..
      If the preview is fine, click on Save and Publish to apply recently uploaded Header image.
    • Suggested: You can even use the suggested header image if you dont want to upload other image.

How to use Background Image?

  • From Customize section, go to Background Image.
  • In Background Image Options you will see:
    • Background Image: Select the image for Background available on media library or upload from the other location.
    • If the preview is fine, click on Save and Publish to apply recently selected/uploaded image as Background Image.
    • Image Position: You can adjust the image position according to the arrow.
    • Image Size: You will be able to chose various options from the dropdown. (Fit to screen , original , Fill Screen) you can chose any as your requirement .
    • Repeat Background Image: You can check this to repeat the background image .
    • Scroll with Page: You can check this option to scroll the image with the page

Customizer (Theme Options)

You can customize this theme using cool additional features through Customizer at Appearance -> Customize from your WordPress Dashboard.

  • From Customize section, go to Theme Options.
  • From Theme Options, you will see different sections. They are:
    • Header Options
    • Search Options
    • Layout Option
    • Pagination Option
    • Content Meta Options
    • Footer Options
    • Blog Options
    • Author Bio Options
    • Breadcrumb Options
    • Font Family Options
    • WooCommerce Options

Header Options

  • From Customize section, go to Theme Options.
  • From Theme Options, you will see Header Options.
  • In Header Options you will see:
    • Show Site title: To show the site title on header.
    • Show tagline: To show the site tagline in header.
    • Show Social Icons: To show the social icons in header.
    • Contact Number: It allows to change the contact number .
    • Contact Email: It allows to change the contact Email.
    • Contact Address It allows to change the contact address.
    • Make Primary Menu Sticky: To make the primary menu sticky.
    • Enable Search Form: To enable search form in header.
    • Refresh the page after save to view full effects. )

How to change default text in search box?

  • Go to “Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Options -> Search Options”
  • Change the text below “Display Default Text in Search”
  • Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to set Layout Options?

  • From Customize section, go to Theme Options.
  • From Theme Options, you will see Layout Options.
  • In Layout Options you will see:
    • Site Layout: Fluid or Boxed
    • Global Layout: This is for theme global layout. Here you can see different options select one that you would prefer.
    • Archive Layout: This options is for archive content layout. Select option that suits your site.

How to set Pagination Options?

  • From Customize section, go to Theme Options.
  • From Theme Options, you will see Pagination Options.
  • In Pagination Options you will see options as dropdown. Select one of your choice.

How to set Content Meta Options?

  • From Customize section, go to Theme Options.
  • From Theme Options, you will see Content Meta Options.
  • In Content Meta Options you will see:
    • Show Date: This option displays/hide the date.
    • Show Author: This option displays/hide the author.
    • Show Categories: This options displays/hide the categories.
    • Show Tags: This options displays/hide the tags.
    • Show Comment: This options displays/hide the comment.

How to set Footer Options?

  • From Customize section, go to Theme Options.
  • From Theme Options, you will see Footer Options.
  • In Footer Options you will see:
    • Copyright Text: From here you can write the copyright text for your site.
    • Powered By Text: From here you can write the powered by text for your site.
    • Reset Footer Content: Checking this check-box will reset the footer content to its default values. Note: You need to refresh the page to see the changes.
    • Go To Top: This option enables the go to top icon in the site.

How to set Blog Options?

  • From Customize section, go to Theme Options.
  • From Theme Options, you will see Blog Options.
  • In Blog Options you will see:
    • Blog Title: It allow to change the blog title.
    • Excerpt Length: Enter excerpt length in words.
    • Read More Text: You can change text for Read More form here.
    • Exclude Categories in Blog: Enter category ID to exclude in Blog Page. Separate with comma if more than one.

How to use Author Bio Options?

  • From Customize section, go to Theme Options.
  • From Theme Options, you will see Author Bio Options.
  • In Author Bio Options you will see:
    • Show Author Bio: Checking this check-box will enable author information.
    • Show Recent Posts by Author in Bio: This option shows/hides the recent post by author.
    • No of Recent Posts: Enter number of posts to show in the author box.

How to set Breadcrumb Options

  • From Customize section, go to Theme Options.
  • From Theme Options, you will see Breadcrumb Options.

How to use WooCommerce Options?

  • From Customize section, go to Theme Options.
  • From Theme Options, you will see WooCommerce Options.
  • In WooCommerce Options you will see:
    • Content Layout: This is for WooCommerce pages layout. Here you can see different options select one that you would prefer.
    • Primary Sidebar: Choose Primary Sidebar for WooCommerce pages. If not selected default sidebar will be displayed.
    • Secondary Sidebar: Choose Secondary Sidebar for WooCommerce pages. If not selected default sidebar will be displayed.

How to Set Featured Slider

Here is 5 featured slider types they are Posts, Pages, Category, Tag and Image. For Featured Slider Options, go to “Appearance -> Customize -> Featured Slider”.

How to enable Featured Slider?

  • Go to “Appearance -> Customize -> Featured Slider” from your WordPress Dashboard
  • To enable slider, select “Static Front Page” option under “Enable Slider On”
  • Under “Select Slider Type”, Select slider type.
  • Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to change Font Family Options?

  • From Customize section, go to Theme Options.
  • From Theme Options, you will see Font Family Options.
  • Here you will see:
    • Site Title: You can change the site title font form here.
    • Site Tagline: You can change the site tagline font from here.
    • Default: You can change the default font from here.
    • Content Title: You can change the content title form here.
    • Content Body: You can change the content body font from here.
    • Heading Tags: You can change the heading from here.
    • Navigation: You can change the navigation menu font from here.
    • Reset Font Settings: You can reset the font setting by checking the check-box and Save and Publish and refresh the page to see the font being reset.

How change Color Options?

Theme has various you can change the color in various elements in the site through Color Picker options categorized in section such as Main background, Basic Colors, Top Header Colors, Header Colors, Primary Menu Colors, Custom Header Colors, Slider Color, Content Color, Sidebar Colors, Home Page Widget Colors, Go To Top Color,Pagination Color, Footer Widget Colors,Footer Area Color and Reset Color

  • To change the colors, go to “Appearance -> Customize -> Color Options”, change individual colors and then click on “Save & Publish”

How to set Menu?

Our Theme offers exciting Menu Options! This theme supports and recommends using “Custom Menus”. You can create Custom Menu through “Appearance -> Menus” from your WordPress Dashboard.

Select Menu Locations

You can assign your custom menu in 5 different locations. You assign it either from “Appearance -> Customize -> Menus -> use Location” or from “Appearance -> Menus -> use Location”
Select your Custom Menu as Primary Menu to display it as the Main Menu, which will replace the default Page Menu

  • Select your custom menu as Top Menu to display Menu in Header Top Area
  • Select your custom menu as Social Menu to display Menu in Top Area and Social Widgets
  • Select your custom menu as Footer Menu to display Menu in Footer Area

Widgets

Several custom widgets are available. They are:

  • BC: Social
  • BC: Page Blocks
  • BC: Featured Page
  • BC: Call To Action
  • BC: Advanced Recent Posts
  • BC: Latest News
  • BC: Address
  • BC: Services
  • BC: Teams
  • BC: Testimonials
  • BC: Features
  • BC: Portfolios
  • BC: Product Carousel
  • BC: FAQ
  • BC: Video CTA
  • BC: Pricing
  • BC:Product Grid

How to add Widgets in widget area?

You can add widgets to your widget area from two location

  • Go to “Appearance -> Widget”, then drag the widget to the widget area or you can click in the widget then list of widget area will appear, now you can choose desired widget area and click on “Add Widget”.
  • Go to “Appearance -> Customize -> Widgets”, then you can find list of widget area. Click on the any widget area and you will see “Add a Widget” option by click on it you can find list of Widget which you can add to respected widget area.

How to use static front page?

  • From Customize section, go to Home Page Settings.
  • From Home Page Settings , You will be able to set any page as A Static page and you will find Your Latest Posts page option as well
  • Select your entire page form page list.
  • And go back you entire page select template from template list eg: Default Template, Front Page,Full Width and Page Builder .

Additional CSS

You can add your custom CSS that will overwrite the theme CSS for further design customization through “Appearance -> Customize -> Additional CSS”, in your WordPress Dashboard.