The Warcraft WordPress theme comes with its “Child Theme”
So what is “Child Theme”?
Child Theme is a mini theme that can override the main base theme design. It has styles CSS and Functions files that can be edited. The changes will override the main theme design without actually editing the main theme.
It was implemented by WordPress so to avoid theme updates erasing the customizations that users had made to it.
How to install a Child Theme?
Download both – main and child themes and then upload and install them to your WordPress installation.
Note here that you need to install both but activate ONLY Child Theme, not the main theme.
Editing the CSS via Child Theme
Simply open the style.css that resides in the child theme directory and edit away. You can’t harm or break the main theme. If something doesn’t work out, simply delete your added code in child-theme styles.css
The WarcraftWordPress V-3 Theme comes with Alliance and Horde Faction specific designs for shield weaponry and the drape color.
To install desired shield / weapon and color set
UNZIP THIS FILE
YOU’LL SEE FOLDER CONTENTS
To preview all the images in a single view open the pdf file. That’ll help you to compare and choose the design element for your site.
Three folders Alliance, Horde and Lordaeron contain the files that need to be uploaded in your theme directory/images folder. Ex: http://yourdomain.com/wp-content/themes/warcraftwp/images/
UPLOAD IMAGE FILES ONLY, NOT THE FOLDERS
Depending on the color you choose, you need to upload main-nav.png is located in “Menu Bar” folder and whatever shield design you choose. When FTP client (or web host file manager) asks YOU NEED TO OVERWRITE THE EXISTING IMAGE.
Shield/Weapon combo designs you can choose to upload from
The Warcraft WordPress theme comes with bbPress forum support and custom design integration.
To install it you need 2 main steps:
Create basic page in your WordPress and call it “forums” and click publish.
Install forum from: Plugins > Add New > bbPress forum click activate and you’re done.
Now you are ready to create forums and Topics within the forums. Forums Demo
TIP: WordPress and bbPress users do not need separate registration to your blog or forum. one registration is enough for both, but WordPress and bbPress have separate permissions settings to the same user.
For example, same user can be restricted from posting anything in WordPress blog but be allowed to post in bbPress forums in any capacity.
Front page templates include automatic slider. It holds all the posts that have “Featured” category with a featured image. Slider shows latest 9 posts in its “cartridge” displayed 3 at a time with scrolling left or right arrows and is responsive.
Create a simple post and assign “featured” category as well as add image to featured image area and publish it.
The theme comes with custom front page templates designed just for this theme (v3)
In order to show them follow these simple steps:
Go to your PW admin panel and create a normal page “Home”
In Page Attributes select on of them templates. (rec. front Page Templates), after hit “Publish”
Go to Settings > Reading Settings
Check radio button called “static” and choose “Home” from drop-down menu, hit “save changes” button.
Theme comes with 3 front page templates.
Front Page Excerpts This template will show Featured Slider with Featured category posts and rest of the posts below it in short format (excerpt, portion of the entire post). Optionally will show featured Image of the post , if you assign one.
Front Page Full Posts This is similar to the previous template except instead of displaying part of the post (excerpt) it will display full posts in sequence.
Front All Excerpts No Slider As the name implies, this template will not show Featured Slider but will show all post excerpts in one sequence including featured posts.
The Warcraft WordPress theme’s installation is straightforward.
After your purchase, you’ll receive the site membership emailed to you as well as purchased item download link.
Click the link to log into the site.
Download the Zipped archives
In your wordPress installation admin panel go:
Appearance > Themes > Add New > select zipped theme on your computer and install + activate.
Background and header images
The theme comes with background and header images. Image zips you have to unzip on your computer and upload into your WordPress image library. You don’t have to upload all at once, theme doesn’t depend on them. You can upload whichever you like and set it as a background image.
Background settings are at “appearance > background” in Admin panel and under “customize”