Thank you very much for purchasing our theme. In this user guide, you will find all required information to get your site up and running: starting from theme installation and setup, to usage of different post types, page templates and shortcodes. If all else fails or you have any questions about our theme that isn't covered in this documentation, please do not hesitate to submit a support request via our support forum.
We hope you will enjoy working with our themes.
Please note that this theme is not harder to use than any other premium theme with advanced functions. Moreover, we believe that it’s even much easier! And there’s a good reason for that: amount of time that we invested in designing its interfaces, page templates and theme options is simply immense…
Nevertheless, please note that this User Guide does NOT cover basic Drupal usage. Therefore if you are not a confident Drupal user, please get accustomed with it BEFORE proceeding to this manual and theme!
First of all please google “Drupal basics” – plethora of articles and educational videos are available!
Here are some links that will help you to become more confident with Drupal:
You can insert your development link (start with http://) below to make some link in this document clickable and go straight to your site
Let's go over the minimum requirements that you will need in order to have a fully functioning site running our theme.
If you already have a working install of Drupal feel free to skip ahead to theme installation.
Once you have downloaded and unzipped the Caruso package you will be faced with a list of files and folders. An explanation of these is as follows. Any item not mentioned here should be ignored for the moment.
|caruso_install_profile.zip||This is a zip archive of the install profile. This is used for auto install using profile|
|Manual install||This folder includes assets used for manual install. This contains file Libraries, md_caruso_7.x-1.0.zip and module.zip|
|Documentation||This is the help documentation. To view simply open index.html found inside this folder|
Once you have downloaded the caruso package from Themeforest.net, there are 2 ways of installing this theme. First way is easy way: using demo install profile. This way is like install standard Drupal. This video below show you how to do this.
You've done, now go to theme settings to custom your website and enjoy it.
For manual install, you need install theme & require modules.
You can install by using Drupal theme uploader or using FTP
Installand wait while theme is uploaded to your server
Enable and set defaultMD Caruso
Save configurationfor define some basic settings.
Enable and set default
Save configurationfor define some basic settings.
After installing MD Caruso Theme, you can extract modules.zip (find in zip package) to sites/all/modules/ directory. After install module Caruso features, please go toto install all modules there.
List modules used in Caruso:
After install and configure, nothing show in front page (and other pages). Please add some content and see your site working.
Do not upload the Themeforest download package directly to your Drupal site, because this will lead to errors. Make sure to Unzip this package and inside you will find the theme zip archive: md_caruso-7.x-1.0.zip. This is what you will need to upload to your Drupal site
When theme has a bug fixes or enhancements, you will be notified to upgrade..
Installing updates is just involves replacing the old theme files with the new ones. It's always a good idea to backup everything before you upgrade, especially if you have made any changes to MD Caruso's files, as the upgrade will overwrite all files. All custom in theme settings will all remain intact.
Note: If you are running a local server, just copy and override the files.
In this section, we will outline the steps involved in creating the menu for this theme.
List linknear Main menu.
Add link& give it a name, link, where to scroll and save it.
Save Configurationin the bottom of this area.
The Caruso theme contains 9 different content types:
|Activity||Show off and create your activities here.|
|Attraction||Create posts to show how attracted you are.|
|Blog||Create new blogs which are displayed in reverse chronological order.|
|Event||Create or show off interesting and special events here.|
|Gallery||Show case your amazing pictures or whatever with gallery content.|
|Guest book||Customers' reviews about your hotel and services.|
|Restaurant||Show your wonderful menu and signature here.|
|Simplenews letter||A newsletter issue to be sent to subscribed email addresses.|
|Webform||Create a new form or questionnaire accessible to users. Submission results and statistics are recorded and accessible to privileged users|
To add content, just clickfrom admin toolbar and Click or you can click from shortcut toolbar.
Go to Add Content > Activity to add new acivity.
Open in detail:
Blog is not different with other blog type, just click Add content > Blog and add your article.
Open in detail:
Style 1 - Width 1
Style 2 - Width 2
To add customers' reviews, please go to Add Content > Guest Book.
Simplenews publishes and sends newsletters to lists of subscribers. Both anonymous and authenticated users can opt-in to different mailing lists
You just go to Add content > Webform. After naming the form, just add form components:
In addition to Webform, you can create other ones like reservation form, check availability form, etc
Before adding rooms, you need to create Room Type by going to
Add bookable unit types
To add rooms, you go tothen choose the Room Type. Then you will be led to the setting page:
Then you go to Add Content > Unit Description
This section will guide you how to customize your Caruso site
Most of pages are built by MD AWEContent module. For example Home page: to customise home page, please click on Edit: (admin mode)
Then Click on Build page with AWEContent
Then you can edit/customize every section content and image. For more detail and instruction, please see AWEContent Documentation which is also packed in the package
However, there still are some static blocks which are built by views. In this section, we will point out how to change those blocks' title/subtitle.
If you used demo install profile, then this setup will be already done. In which case you may only need to modify things. However we still recommend that you read this section carefully because it contains important information which will be useful during modification of the block configuration.
The Caruso theme come with 5 block regions.
Blocks are placed in regions via the Block Admin page
Dashboard > Structure > Blocks. Here you can
You can follow this article to create new block region. This is short introduction:
regions[footer] = Footer
regions[region_name] = Region human readable name
<?php if ($page['region_name']): ?> <div class="region-class"> <?php print render($page['region_name']); ?> </div>> <?php endif; ?>
In this section we will explain the custom settings that come with the Caruso theme, where to find them and what you would use them for.
Caruso's custom theme settings can be found at> (near MD Caruso theme).
General settings usually with a global or site wide effect. This tab is open by default when this page is loaded.
Enable or disable some elements like logo, slogan, menu, ...
Customise or change webclip, logo and favicon icons (A webclip is the icon that appears on a user's iPhone, iPad or Android device if they save your website to their home screen.)
Add your favourite Google text font to the font library here
Edit top header information
Choose the sidebar position
Change your contact information here
Distribute blocks in Footer region, customise Copyright, Footer image, Back to the top text
You can customise your 404 page here: Content, image
This is how it looks like:
Customise your under-construction page here
upload your preloader image which will display before your site is loaded
Adding Flickr account which appears in Blog pages
Custom text and typography in all pages.
Add custom CSS/JS code into your website
Insert custom code to Header, Footer region or Custom CSS Code here if you want to add additional and customize your site.
Make and upload theme's backup file
We support you to backup all your file by clicking
Backup All Settings and also restore it when you need
If you need help with setting up the template, please post your question here. There are a few notes:
If you found a bug, please send us an e-mail with a (small) description of the issue. Your help is always apreciated.
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