Version: 1.0 | Dated: March 06, 2017

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Installation

We would like to thank you for purchasing AdForest! We are very pleased you have chosen AdForest for your website, you will not be disappointed! Before you get started, please be sure to always check out these documentation files. We outline all kinds of good information, and provide you with all the details you need to use AdForest. AdForest can only be used with WordPress and we assume that you already have WordPress installed and ready to go. If you do not, please see our section on WordPress to help you get started.

AdForest responsive, multi-purpose, corporate, business, advisor, consulting, finance HTML/CSS template. It comes with 8 home variations with all necessary pages. AdForest template filled with extra functionality of modern web technologies. The clean design with latest version of Bootstrap framework makes its fit for anywhere.

It’s fully responsive design and clean was tested on all major handheld devices.Unlimited possibilities & flexible that will easily be able to support every site development.

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When you purchase our theme from Themeforest, you need to download the AdForest files from your Themeforest account. Navigate to your downloads tab on Themeforest and find AdForest. Click the download button to see the two options. The Main Files contain everything, the Installable WordPress Theme is just the installable WordPress theme file. Below is a full list of everything that is included when you download the main files, along with a brief description of each item.

  • AdForest Theme Folder – contains the adforest.zip and adforest-child.zip wordpress theme. The child theme is only for users who make code changes.

WordPress Info

To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. If you need help installing WordPress, follow the instructions in WordPress Codex or you can watch the Instructional Video created by Woo Themes. Below are all the useful links for WordPress information.

AdForest Theme Requirnments

To use AdForest, you must be running WordPress 4.0 or higher, PHP5 or higher, and mysql 5 or higher. We have tested it with Mac, Windows and Linux. Below are a list of items you should ensure your host can comply with.

  • Check to ensure that your web host has the minimum requirements to run WordPress.
  • Always make sure they are running the latest version of WordPress
  • You can download the latest release of WordPress from official WordPress website
  • Always create secure passwords FTP and Database

Hosting is more secure when PHP applications, like WordPress, are run using your account’s username instead of the server’s default shared username (www or www-data). The most common way for hosting companies to do this is using suPHP. Just ask your potential host if they run suPHP or something similar.

Theme Installation

You can install the theme in two ways: through WordPress, or via FTP. The adforest.zip file is the Installable WordPress Theme and what you need to use to get the theme installed.

Downloading The Main Files Gives You All The Content Listed Below

  • AdForest Theme Folder contains the adforest.zip and adforest-child.zip wordpress theme. The child theme is only for users who make code changes.

Downloading The Installalable WordPress Theme Only Gives You The adforest.zip File

  • adforest.zip this is the parent wordpress theme, install this via WordPress. If you install it via FTP then unzip it first and use the extracted folder.




Follow the steps below to install via WordPress.

Step 1 Navigate to Appearance > Themes.

Step 2 Click Add New and hit the Upload Theme button.

Step 3 Navigate to find the “adforest.zip” file on your computer and click “Install Now”

Step 4 Wait while the theme is uploaded and installed.

Step 5 Activate the newly installed theme. Go to Appearance > Themes and activate it.

Step 6 Then you will get a notification to activate the required plugins: SB Framework and WP Bakery Visual Composer.





Common Install Error: Are You Sure You Want To Do This?

If you get the “Are You Sure You Want To Do This” message when installing adforest.zip file via WordPress, it means you have an upload file size limit. Install the theme via FTP if this happens, or call your hosting company and ask them to increase the limit.




Follow the steps below to install via FTP.

Step 1 – Log into your hosting space via an FTP software

Step 2 – Unzip the adforest.zip file and ONLY use the extracted AdForest theme folder

Step 3 – Upload the extracted AdForest theme folder into wp-content > themes folder

Step 4 – Activate the newly installed theme. Go to Appearance > Themes and activate it.

Theme Demo Data

When you first install any wordpress theme, it will not contain all the extra content that you might of seen in the live demo.

Go to Theme Option > Demo Importer Click in Import Demo button

*After installling the demo data you must need to set up api's in order to work the theme properly.

Child Theme

Child theme comes with this package. If you are going to make update in the theme. Then we suggest you to install the child theme and make change there. So that when you update the theme you changes don't get replaced. You can find the child theme adforest-child.zip in the installation file.

AdForest Theme Options - General

In general menu you can set the following options:

  1. Turn on/off page loader.
  2. Trun color plate on front end.
  3. You have 5 different color options for the theme.
  4. Can set the theme as RTL or LTR.
  5. Trun on/off Admin bar from front end.
  6. Show or hide scroll to top button.
  7. Make add post button sticky while user scrolling down.


AdForest Theme Options - Header

In header you can set the following options

  1. Site header layout white or black.
  2. Trun on/off top bar.
  3. Make menu sticky or not.
  4. Can add pages in the top menu left side.
  5. Trun on/off Post Ad button in the menu.
  6. Upload logo both for normal header as well for sticky hader.
  7. You can set different pages so that user can nevigate easily. i.e. signin page, signup page. profie page and profile page.


AdForest Theme Options - Ads Settings

In Ads settings menu you can set the following options

In submenu General Setting you can set followings:
  1. Communications Mode (Phone, email or both)
  2. When someone drop a message on ad then email send to concern user.
  3. Select Currency
  4. Ad Approval (auto approval or menu approval by admin)
  5. Ad Update Approval (auto approval or menu approval by admin)
  6. Feature Ad Expired in days
  7. can set Ad Packages Page.
  8. Enable/disable Ad Share on social media.
  9. Ad Report Limit number of reported ads before taking ad down autometically.
  10. Action on Ad Report Limit - (auto inactive or send email to admin).
  11. email where you want to receive repoted ad.


In Ads settings menu you can set the following options

In submenu Ads Post Setting you can set followings:
  1. Turn on/off Free Ads.
  2. Set Max Free ads limit.
  3. Can offer free featured ads.
  4. Can set free fratured ads limit.
  5. can set free package validity.
  6. can set max number of upload images.
  7. can set max image upload size.
  8. option to display condition taxonomy on post ad page.
  9. option to display warranty taxonomy on post ad page.
  10. Add bad words in the filter to block words. Report ad Options.
  11. Replace bad words with a specific work. ie.e **Removed**


In Ads settings menu you can set the following options

In submenu Ads View Settings (single ad page) you can set followings:
  1. You can chose one layout from 2 differents layouts.
  2. option to show thumbnails in slider or not
  3. Trun on/off related ads widget. And can set title, number of ads to show.
  4. You can set related ads style as well either Grid or List layout.
  5. Can ads tips in sider bar for suggesting how to deatl with buyers and the cutions.
  6. option to ad Advertisment banners specially 720X90px you can place it on top and bottom of the content.


In Ads settings menu you can set the following options

In submenu Search Settings you can set followings:
  1. Option to set a specific page.
  2. Option to set a speciffic layout from 6 different layouts 3 grid and 3 list layouts.
  3. Search Section BG Color.
  4. Search results BG Color.
  5. Turn on/off Featured Ads.
  6. option to ad Advertisment banners specially 720X90px you can place it on top and bottom of the content.


In Breadcrumb menu you can set the following options

  1. Chnage the image of the breadcrumb


In Users menu you can set the following options

  1. You can set 2 different user profile layouts. (Simple and Modern)
  2. In Modern Profile you can show (Badge and Enable User Ratting)


In Blog menu you can set the following options

  1. You can set 3 different layouts (right or left sidebar or no sidebar).
  2. Blog page title.
  3. Single post title.
  4. Enable or disable social share button.


In API Settings menu you can set the following options

  1. Need to put apis here


In Comng Soon menu you can set the following options

  1. You can set you site as comng soon site.


In Social Media menu you can set the following options

  1. Here you can put you social media links


In Demo Data menu you can set the following options

You can import all the demo data with one click. (work best on new installication.)

*After installling the demo data you must need to set up api's in order to work the theme properly.



AdForest Other Options ( country )

To add a new country you need to add 2 things

  1. Country name like United States
  2. country code like US, UK
  3. For info please click here




AdForest Other Options ( Posts )

No matter which method or methods you use to display your blog posts, the first thing you need to do is create the blog posts.Each blog post you make will be able to be displayed. And with the ability to assign custom categories to each post, you can easily display a set of posts based on category. See below for information on how to create blog posts.

Follow the Steps Below To Create A Blog Post

Step 1 – Navigate to Posts in your WordPress admin.

Step 2 – Click on Add New to make a new post. Create a title and insert your post content in the editing field.

Step 3 – Add Categories from the right side. To assign it to the post, check the box next to the Category name.

Step 4 – Add Tags from the right side. Type the name of the tag in the field, separate multiple tags with commas.

Step 5 – Once you are finished, click Publish to save the post.



AdForest Other Options ( Pages )

To creat a new page you need to go to Pages and then Add New Page



AdForest Custom Fields

Categories Based Custom Fields – AdForest

knowledge-base

Categories based custom fields are now available now you can assign custom fields to parent categories while user posting ad on the adforest theme.
How TO Setup
You can easily setup the custom fields for categories. Please follow the below simple steps to create custom categories based ad post form fields.
1). First you need to go to ad post short code and need to select.
2). After that you need go to Classified Ads => Categories Template. Select template name and Save It. Edit the template you made. Here are some custom fields you can make them show/hide or required/not required. After that below you can add custom fields below. You can add Input or select option as much as you want. You can also make them required or not. By selecting columns in custom fields you can adjust the fields in columns like if you want to show 2 inputs in a row you need to select 1/6 for both the fields you want to show there. You can also hide the field bu selecting status to inactive form the front end.
*You can create Custom Field Forms As much as you want and can also assign 1 template to multipal parent categories.
3). Once custom form field template done now you need to go to Classified Ads => Categories click on required parent category you want to assign the template on edit page you can see a option Select Template. Select the desire template for the category and you are good to go.
4). Go to ad post page select the categories to which you assign the template. After clicking on it fields will be load via ajax.
5). Your custom fields will look like this on ad page.
6). Ad Custom Search Widget in search page.

AdForest Other Options ( Menus )

You can setup the menu by going to Apperance and then Menus

You can add menu upto 3 levels.

And For mega menu please check the screentshot below

To set up a Mega Menu.. Select Mega Menu option from dropdown for 1st level menu and select the column size you want to display. After that create a level 2 menu and add column size depends upload number of columns you want to show. at last you need to add menu items you want to show in the menu.







AdForest Other Options ( Widgets )

To add/setup widgets you need to goto widgets and add the widget in the required sidebar.



AdForest Other Options ( Contact Form 7 )

We have included contact form 7 for more information check contact form 7 details Here



AdForest Other Options ( Visual Composer )

We have included visual composer. For more information check visual composer documentation for more details Here



AdForest Theme Shortcodes

There are 40+ shortcodes and many of the shortcode themself has different layout so that you can set them the way you want.



Every shortcodes includes a screen shot so that you can easily find out what shotcode you are going to add.


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