Thank you for purchasing our theme. Before you start, please check out this setup guide and the relevant "How to Guides". We outline all kinds of good information and provide you with all the details you need to use the theme.

Suppose you are unable to find your answer here in our documentation. In that case, we encourage you to search our Knowledgebase, watch the beginners' Video Tutorials, and also perform a search for your answer. Chances are your question or issue has been brought up already, and the answer is waiting to be found. If you cannot find it anywhere, please check out the guide "How to get theme support". Thank you, we hope you enjoy using the theme!



Table of content

  1. Introduction
  2. Installation and updates
    -Install & activate the theme
    -Live Demo content import
    -Problem installing
    -Updates
  3. Layout
  4. Styling Your Website
    -How to use Elementor Builder
    -How to add custom CSS / PHP code or modify the theme code
  5. Setting up pages
    -Global options
    -Homepage
    -Setting up blog listing page and blog post
  6. Setting up Revolution Slider
  7. Setting up the WooCommerce plugin
  8. Theme support




The theme is one of the best documented on Themeforest, it comes with :


  • 100 + help articles written by us
  •  23 Meticulously-scripted and professionally-produced HD video tutorials for beginners

    Extensive setup guide.

  • In-Dashboard Contextual Help. There are little helpers everywhere in the interface that let you retrieve quick information about the fields you are currently viewing.
  • The theme utilises standards for any WordPress theme sold on Themeforest functionality - Revolution Slider, Drag and Drop builder based on Visual Composer and Theme Options panel based on Option Tree, and any user with prior experience with ThemeForest themes will feel pretty comfortable with this theme.





Introduction 

Hi, we are VamTam Creative Design Agency specialising in Premium WordPress Themes. We are passionate about good design and strive for perfection in our work.


If you are new to WordPress and this is your first site using this platform, it is a good idea to learn WordPress before working with the theme. We have 23 meticulously scripted and  professionally-produced HD video tutorials for beginners that will help  you to get familiar with WordPress


Video Tutorials for Beginners

Please note that you have to be logged in to our Help Desk to see the video guides.


Help us out!

We continually work on our documentation, so please let us know if you have any issues!

If you feel that our documentation has errors or can be improved, please contact us.

Any contribution is much appreciated.

Thank you!


Licensing Terms

Please be advised that to use the theme legally, you need to purchase a separate license for each domain you are going to use the theme on. A single license is limited to a single domain/application. For more information, please refer to the license included with the theme or Licensing Terms on the ThemeForest site. 




Hosting and Domains


Low-Cost Solution

Our themes require that you have WordPress installed and running on a web hosting account. We recommend you use a host trusted by WordPress that has quality products and services. Many users ask us who we recommend, and we think Bluehost is one of the best solutions out there.






Installation and Updates


Skole - Preschool and Kindergarten WordPress Theme has been tested on all major browsers and the latest version of WordPress. We have reviewed the setup process multiple times and provided the best possible instructions.

We strongly recommend you use a fresh install of WordPress and integrate your content into the pages according to the documentation. Of course, you can try to implement the theme into your current WordPress, but we will not provide in-depth support. The theme has specific settings that may conflict with your current setup of categories,  plugins, javascript use, and more.


Requirements for Skole - Preschool and Kindergarten WordPress Theme


To use Skole - Preschool and Kindergarten WordPress Theme, you must run WordPress 5.4 or higher. Below is 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 you are running the latest version of WordPress
  • You can download the latest release of WordPress from the official WordPress website 
  • Always create secure passwords for FTP and Database

 


Install & Activate VamTam Theme


You may check our in-depth installation tutorial or follow the instruction below: 

Installation Guide



1. Download the "Installable WordPress file only" from your ThemeForest Account - "Downloads" tab.



2. Log into your WordPress Administration Panel.

3. Select the Appearance panel, then Themes.

4. Select the "Install Themes" tab and select Upload.

5. Browse your computer to select your "theme name".zip file you've just downloaded.

6. Click Install Now, and WordPress will work its magic and install the theme.

7. Activate the theme

8. Follow the steps to register the theme, install the recommended plugins and download the demo content



Live Demo Content. How does it Help Me?


Please note that you must install the required plugins before importing the dummy content. 


This is a great feature that helps novice WordPress users and veterans alike. This feature makes the necessary settings/configurations and installs demo content in the WordPress theme: categories, pages, posts, and widgets.

Your VamTam theme will look exactly like the one you see in our live preview. It doesn't matter if you know WordPress inside out or have seen it for the first time. It's always easier to modify posts, categories,  pages and widgets that are already there rather than creating them from scratch. Moreover, it is easier to understand how your new VamTam theme works.

Our Demo Content is a tremendous feature that will save you a lot of frustration and headache at the press of a button. Try it out. We promise you won't be disappointed.




Logo


Using a Text Logo

  1. Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Site Identity
  2. Locate the Site Title item.
  3. Change it to what you like.
  4. Click the "Publish" button.

Using an Image as a Logo 

       1. Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Site Identity

       2. Locate the "Custom Logo Picture" and upload your logo.

       3. Click the "Publish" button.




How to edit the Logo image size?



Menu


WordPress automatically creates a menu of your pages for you, but the Custom Menu feature gives you complete control of what appears in the menu, where it appears and also the menu title. The page title you want to use will often take up a big part of the width of your header where the navigation menu appears. The custom menu allows you to shorten or change the name that appears in the navigation.


We use the Custom Menus feature in all our themes. You must create one if you haven't imported the demo content.


If you need detailed info on this topic, please read this guide: Theme Navigation.



Problems Installing?


On rare occasions, our themes may not be installed properly. If you have any issues installing the theme, you might want to check the Common Installation Issues Guide first.

 

 

Updates


If you need to update a theme to a newer version, check this guide: Update Guide.




Layout


Changing the layout is easy and takes place in the theme's options panel. Global layout options are located in Appearance > Customize > Global Layout.



The single-page layout can be easily customized to match your design using the powerful Elementor builder:

https://docs.elementor.com/article/319-page-layout

Guide to Vamtam Elementor Builder




Styling Your Website




Global theme styles


You can edit the global theme fonts and colours here:


https://docs.elementor.com/article/618-theme-style-global-settings 





Styling of Elements


You can edit the section and the element styles: 


https://docs.elementor.com/article/365-section-overview

https://docs.elementor.com/article/76-columns



Most of the design elements are attached to the accent colours below. You can easily create your skin by changing these colours:




Changing Fonts


1. Click the "Style and settings configuration menu"


 https://docs.elementor.com/article/303-default-colors-fonts-and-color-picker


2. Go to Theme Styles > Edit the global font settings: 


https://docs.elementor.com/article/618-theme-style-global-settings





3. Edit the element font settings


https://docs.elementor.com/article/85-change-font




Styling the Header


Please check this guide for styling the header area - including the logo and navigation sections, the cart icon, the Free Trial, and push buttons: How to edit the Header section?



Styling the Footer


Please check this guide for styling the footer area - including the logo, text, copyright, subscription form, social media icons, etc.: How to edit the Footer section?



Using Custom CSS


There is a limit to what the theme options can do. When trying to customize colours, text, margins, padding, control an element's size, etc., options aren't always the best solution. The preferred way  to do it is with your CSS

  1. Navigate to Customize > Additional CSS
  2. Insert your custom CSS code into "Aditional CSS" area.
  3. Press the Publish button. 

Please check this guide for further information: How to add custom CSS / PHP code or modify the theme code




How to add/edit page content 


The Elementor Builder is integrated into the Skole - Preschool and Kindergarten WordPress Theme. 


To edit/build layouts, open any page in Dashboard > Pages > Edit with Elementor




Start Elementor Builder for a new page


When you create a new page, start Elementor Builder by clicking the blue button below:





Start Elementor Builder from the Toolbar:




Please check this guide for further information: Guide to Vamtam Elementor Builder






Setting up the Home Page


Any page you create can be set as a Homepage.



Please navigate to Appearance > Customize > Page Settings and select the static page. Now you can choose any existing pages as a Home Page from the drop-down menu.

Please note that even if you want to display a classic blog on the front page, you must create a static blog page with the blog shortcode and follow the steps above. You do not have to choose "Your latest post" or

set any page as a blog post page. These options will enable the standard WordPress blog styling.


Please check this guide for further information: How to set a page as a homepage?




Setting up Blog Listing Page and Blog Posts



Setting up Blog Listing Page


With the Posts Widget, you can display a list of any post types, including custom post types, in various layouts and ways. This practical widget can display posts from a particular category or other taxonomy, recent posts, and more. 





https://docs.elementor.com/article/101-posts



Setting up Blog Post


You can edit the post category, tags, featured image and excerpt in its backend:




Please check this guide for further information: Guide to Blog listing and Blog posts




Setting up the slider


We always recommend importing the demo content. If you had done so, you would have imported the sample sliders that come with the theme and replicated the one on the demo website. You can use these sliders as a starting point for your website. The "sample sliders" are well-designed and complex. They must be used if you are not yet familiar with the slider and theme options. Revolution Slider is a powerful and complex parallax slider. It gives you unlimited opportunities to create slides with many sub-layers with different animations. Please note that the Revolution Slider is a plugin and has its own options panel found in the leading left side navigation menu - Revolution Slider


You can enable/disable a slider using the Elementor Slider Revolution element:



Please check this guide for further information: Guide to Revolution Slider




Setting up the WooCommerce plugin


The theme is compatible with WooCommerce and includes full design integration and custom shortcodes.

If you don't need WooCommerce, simply don't install it; all the features, codes, and anything required for  WooCommerce will not be loaded. Vice versa, if you need to set up  WooCommerce, just install it as you do with other plugins. Once installed and activated, the WooCommerce menu will be added to the WordPress main navigation menu on the left.


Guide to WooCommerce


       


Theme Support


To help speed along with your request, we require that you follow the steps below before posting a ticket on the Help Desk.


Step 1

First, please take a moment to search this page and the other help guides, as the answer to your question is likely already here. You can press CTRL+F in your browser and search this page for keywords. Or, browse the topics in the navigation menu. It's the fastest way to get the answer you need!

Step 2

If your question has not been brought up, then please open a ticket and always include:

Your live site URL that shows the issue

The version of the theme and version of WordPress you are using

The specific browser or device involved, if applicable

Detailed information describing the issue

Possible screenshots of the issue

Step 3 

You may include your WP & FTP login info to speed the process up.

Step 4 

Let Us All Be Civil and Happy People.



Posting a ticket in the Help Desk


Before contacting us, please enter your Envato User Name, your Envato API Key and the purchase code in the Theme Options panel - general settings - the tab "purchase". We need this information for verification and testing purposes. Please also provide the URL of your installation.

 

If you have difficulties finding the purchase data, check out this guide: Envato Purchase data


If you have installed the theme on localhost, please provide the Item Purchase Code in addition to entering the purchase data in Appearance > VamTam Theme Setup

 





Contextual Help Documentation integrated into WordPress contextual help.


This theme extends WordPress contextual help with many useful topics. If you get stuck using the theme, please check this source first. You may also visit this User Manual if the topic is not displayed in contextual help.

To access contextual help, hover over the "Help" balloon below the titles of each option.


Support Channels


VamTam provides theme-related support via our Help Desk,  knowledge-base & video tutorials.


Why not a Support Forum?


Simply put, we can offer you superior support.

A forum works only when you have a large enough active community -  thousands of people willing to participate daily. The smaller the community, the more likely you will wait for a long time before someone answers your question. Unfortunately, even the top authors in  Themeforest have only a few hundred active users daily, and this is not enough to make the forum work.


Why not the Themeforest Comment Board?


1. Help Desk functionality is lacking - assigning, escalating and prioritizing tickets is impossible.

2. It is difficult to track communication.

3. It is a public channel; you can't send sensitive information - FTP/admin credentials.


Support Hours


Our general support hours are Monday to Friday, 0 - 24h. During this time, we can generally provide feedback on any support queries within 6 - 14 hours, whilst we will also commit to answering any queries during weekends and holidays within 24-48 hours.


Extend our Support


All our items come with free support, and we have a dedicated support team to handle your requests.

We only cover support for our themes and cannot give general  WordPress support that isn't related to our themes. For general  WordPress support, you will have to use the Video Guides for Beginners and www.WordPress.org/support

We are not able to provide support for code customizations or third-party plugins. We understand that there is a fine line between what is considered support & modifications. So whilst we will try to help you with any type of query (support or modification), we cannot provide extensive help in terms of modifications. Technical support will thus take priority over modification support.


Definition of Modification Support


If you request modification help, which only requires us to publish a couple of lines of code, we will gladly assist you. If your query requires more than that amount of code to be published, we can only provide guidance, and you would then need to hire a developer if you don't have the skills to implement it yourself.


Bug Fixing


Our commitment is to fix all theme bugs as quickly as possible after they are brought to our attention. We can fix bugs within 24 - 48 hours during our general support hours.