Classify - Classified Ads WordPress Theme” Documentation by “JoinWebs” v4.0.9

“Classify - Classified Ads WordPress Theme”

Updated: 13-February-2019
By: JoinWebs

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Hello! First of all I would like to thank you for purchasing my theme! :)

This file will teach you how to set up and use the “classify” WordPress Theme.
This file is really extensive so you might think the theme is hard to use,
actually its not, you probably just might jump to the options page and explore everything yourself, this file is more of a reference work if you do not know what to do, or if you are not familiar to WordPress

Have fun with your new theme! best regards

Table of Contents

  1. Folder Structure
  2. Installation and setup (to get it like in our demo)
    1. Install theme
    2. Install plugins
    3. Import content
    4. Setup Menu
    5. Import LayerSlider content
    6. Setup Categories icon and color
    7. Miscellaneous
  3. Setting up the Theme Options
    1. General Settings
    2. Layout Utilities
    3. Home Search
    4. Home Layout Manager
    5. Premium Ads
    6. Regular Ads
    7. Single Ad
    8. CallOut
    9. Advertainment - Google Adsense
    10. Fonts
    11. Colors
    12. Social Links
    13. Contact Page
  4. Ads
  5. Pricing Plans
  6. Pay per post
  7. HTML Structure
  8. CSS Files and Structure
  9. JavaScript

Folder Structure of classify - top

The Theme is built with WordPress best practices in mind, therefore it makes heavy use of the WordPress template engine. What exactly does that mean?

Whenever you see a php function call like this within your php files (get_header(), get_footer() or get_sidebar() ) the theme retrieves a reusable code snippet, most of the time a chunk of code that is used in many different files.

Apart from the php structure the theme uses a lot of modern CSS3 features, most notably the power of media queries to serve different layouts for different viewport sizes. If you use a modern browser (IE9 +, Chrome, Safari, Firefox) and resize your browser window you will realize that the theme adapts its size to the viewport.


Installation - top

2.1 Install theme - top

Uploading Classify via FTP to WordPress

Installing Classify From the WordPress Dashboard

Note: After active theme, Your Screen will look like this.

2.2 Install plugins - top

After the theme activation you'll see an info box about installing some plugins:

Click on Begin Installation.

To get all the features you see on our demo, make sure you'll install all of them.

After to Install plugin come back on WordPress Dashboard and you will see screen like this.

You must need to install WooCommerece Page if you want to setup Shop on your website.

2.3 Import content - top

To import content go to WordPress Dashboard -> Appearance -> Import demo data. From here select which demo you want to import English or Arabic.

If you'll get the 500 Server Error or it wil say that some files already exist please try again till you'll have a message that all is imported and Have fun!

2.4 Setup Menu - top

After the importing demo content is done we have to setup the menu. Go to Dashboard -> Appearance -> Menus. Here Select Main Menu first from "Select a menu to edit:". After that select the menu location ( see 2 on picture ) and save the menu.

2.5 Import LayerSlider content - top

Go to dashboard -> LayerSlider WP -> On import block select the file located in Dummy-Content/LayerSLider.json click "Import"

2.6 Setup Categories icon and colour - top

To setup categories icons go to WordPress Dashboard --> All Posts -> Categories. Click on main category and there you'll have custom field for category icon code, a color picker and an upload image for icon. The icon code are from , If you want to use image icons then you can use image from Please download PNG images (Size = 64px)

Automotive: color - 46b75d, icon code - fa fa-car

ELECTRONICS : color - ff7e3e, icon code - fa fa-lightbulb-o

Fashion : color - 86267e, icon code - fa fa-female

Jobs: color - 009996, icon code - fa fa-briefcase

MATRIMONIALS : color - e76b77, icon code - fa fa-heart

Pets & Animals : color - 39444c, icon code - fa fa-paw

REAL ESTATE : color - adb337, icon code - fa fa-home

Services : color - 44baff, icon code - fa fa-wrench

2.8 Miscellaneous - top
Go to Dashboard -> Settings -> Reading and there make the homepage statik page and select "Home"
The listing won't appear on the map and also the price will be missing. This is because of the wordpress import plugin. Edit from front end a few listing by adding them an address from the map and a price.
Change the widget you want to have as right now on footer you'll have the default wordpress widget
That's it. Now the theme should look like our demo. Enjoy and dont't forget to rate it ( On your download page on ThemeForest ). Thank you!

Setting up the Theme Options - top

If you want to change the general Options of the Theme open the “classify” Theme Options Panel (located in your admin sidebar) and click it, you will notice several tabs with options, which we will discuss now one by one.

Watch this video for theme options or read documentation

General Settings- top

Here you will add the logo, favicon and google analitycs id, google map styles.

Layout Utilities- top

From Layout Utilities you can manage your theme layout. We have also shown short description with each point.

Home Search- top

From Home search you can manage Home Search elements.

Home Layout Manager- top

From Layout Manager you can enable or disabled any section from homepage.

Premium Ads- top

From here you can manage how premium ads will work.

Regular Ads- top

From regular ads you can manage ad expiry and free ads limit.

Single Ad- top

From this section you can manage your single ad layout or submit ad form.

Callout- top

From here you can manage your homepage callout section.

Google Ads Setup- top

Here you can setup Google Adsense or Other image ads.

Fonts - top

Here you can change the font. Ther are available 650+ Google fonts.

Colors - top

Here you can change the colors.

Top Social Links - top

Here you can add the social links.

Contact Page - top

Here you can asetup the contact page.

Ads - top

You can add ads from front end even if you are the admin you must need to post from front end as standard posts or premium ads. There are two type of ads: regular and featured. For featured ads the user will need to buy a price plan. The spots for featured ads are above the regular on homepage, category page, archive page, search page and on sidebar. The featured ads will become regular when the period of time from price plan will end. The latest ad will be shown first (in both categories: featured and regular). The user can convert a regular ad into a featured one by simply editing it and selecting a price plan that he has bought.

Pricing Plan - top

You can have an unlimited number of pricing plans. To add a new one please go to dashboard -> Pricing Plans -> Add New Price Plan. Please fill the name some description, the price (without the currency sign, it will be added from theme settings - see above.) the ads number and the ads active time. Publish it.

Also you can watch this video for Pricing Plans setup.

Pay per post - top

If you want to setup Pay Per post then you need to watch this video.

HTML Structure - top

The Theme uses valid HTML and comes with predefined classes for common elements needed in web design.
All templates share basic elements like header, footer, main, and entry so be carefull when editing those or adding/changing the CSS for those ids and classes :)

CSS Files and Structure - top

The CSS for the theme is split into various files: one that holds the basic markup for layout which is called style.css.

JavaScript - top

The theme uses advanced jQuery functions. You do not need to know how to use jQuery to activate them, almost everything is controlled by WordPress. All the function calls as well as as the custom created jQuery plugins are located in the custom.js file.

Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this theme. As I said at the beginning, I'd be glad to help you if you have any questions relating to this theme. No guarantees, but I'll do my best to assist.


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