How To

Important installation note

Please note there is an important first step after installing the Premiere theme. You need to navigate to Settings > Permalinks and click on the “Save Changes” button, even if you haven’t made any changes. This is to register the custom post types and custom taxonomy used in the Premiere theme.

Navigate to Settings > Permalinks. Click on "Save Changes" to register the custom post types.

Setting up the home page

Below is a screenshot of the Premiere home page with each of it’s modules explained. More detailed documentation below.

The Premiere home page explained.

The Premiere home page is very flexible with a featured slider that can easily be disabled (more information in the next “How To” section) in the theme options. The top navigation menu can be enabled or disabled with any navigation items allowed in either navigation bar via the “Appearance > Menus” WordPress functionality.

The home page of Premiere has 4 widgetized regions available for placement of custom woo widgets in the footer. Place widgets in this region under “Appearance > Widgets”, follow the documentation on placing widgets below under the corresponding documentation.

Adding a video post

The Premiere theme uses a custom post type called “Video” to store all the video content. Adding a video post follows a similar structure to adding a blog post. More detail below:

  1. Add a new video item in WordPress (Videos -> Add New)
  2. Add a title to the video item
  3. Add/assign a category to the video item (e.g. In the demo we have categories like Films, Music, Sport, etc.)
  4. Add a tag to the post to further categorize it. Also an important step if you wish a video to appear in the slider (more information in the following “How To” section.
  5. Add some text in the content to describe the video item
  6. Add the video embed code in the “Premiere” Custom Settings area
  7. Upload the video image in the “Premiere” Custom Settings area.
    Please note: The Premiere theme will automatically look for the video thumbnail image associated to it if you are using an embed code from YouTube or Vimeo.
  8. Specify the slider output (if this video is going to appear in the home page featured slider), i.e. whether you want it to display the video, or the image you specified in step. 7.
  9. Choose the layout of the video post page, i.e. if it must have a sidebar on the left or right, or none at all.
  10. Choose the caption position in the slide (if this video is going to appear in the home page featured slider).
  11. Publish the video item and repeat for next video item
Adding a video post to our Premiere demo

Setting up the video featured slider

The unique home page featured slider can be used to display noteworthy video posts – this is because it is tag based. Once you have specified the tag it must loop through to display it’s corresponding videos, make sure you add that tag to the video posts you want to feature. It will display the title of the post, the excerpt, and the optional custom image which is the focal point of the panel. Please note you can choose individually in each video post whether to display the image or the video itself in each slide in the featured video slider.

The featured slider theme options

Adding a video to the featured slider

As mentioned above once you’ve added your video posts to your WordPress site you can ensure specific ones appear in the featured slider on the home page. This is done by adding the assigned tag you specified in the theme options above (in the demo we created a tag called “featured”. to the video post itself.

Adding the slider allocated tag to a video post so that it appears in the home page slider.


Custom Delicious Magazine widgets

The theme includes 8 custom widgets that you can add to any of your 5 widgetized regions – 1 sidebar and 4 footer widgetized regions.

The custom woo widgets included are:

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Page Templates

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