Book Landing Page Pro Documentation

Requirements for Getting Started

Make sure Book Landing Page Pro is compatible with your WordPress version.

The Book Landing Page Pro theme will work with 4.5 and above versions of WordPress.

However, for the best experience, added features, and updated security patches, we recommend you to update your WordPress to the latest version.

If you haven’t downloaded WordPress already, you can download it from the WordPress repository via https://wordpress.org/download/.

Checklist for Getting Started:

  • Check WordPress Version and Update it
  • Install the Book Landing Page Pro theme
  • Install Recommended Plugins. Some functionality of the theme might not work if you do not install the recommended plugins.

Recommended Image Size (in px)

Banner: 1920 x 680

HomePage Banner Post Feature Image Size: 380 x 582

Homepage Feature Post: 337 x 226

Featured Image of Single Post and Page Full Width: 1110 x 500

Single Page & Post Sidebar: 750 x 500

Recent & Popular Posts in single post: 337 x 226

About Blog Image Size: 555 x 330

Review Post Feature Image Size: 630 x 366

Blog Post Section Image size: 445 x 332

Others Schema Image Size: 600 x 60

Demo Import (Instantly Make Website Like Demo)

You can easily make your website exactly like the live preview (demo) of Book Landing Page Pro theme by importing the demo content. Importing demo content is a great way of getting started with your website. You can get a guideline on how to set up this theme if you import the demo content.

To import the demo with a click, you need to install Rara One Click Demo Import plugin and follow this step by step guide.

How to Check and Update WordPress Version?

  • Log in to the WordPress admin panel
  • Go to Dashboard >Updates

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Theme Installation & Activation

After you have the latest version of WordPress, save the downloaded Book Landing Page Pro theme somewhere handy on your computer, as you will be using the included files for the rest of the installation process.

The Book Landing Page Pro theme file includes:

A WordPress Theme Files (in .zip format)— This (book-landing-page-pro.zip) is a compressed WordPress theme file containing all of the required templates, images, and icons required for the theme to function properly.

Note for Safari users (macOS): If you are using Safari to download the theme file, the file may unzip automatically. So, make sure your theme file is in .zip format. Here’s how to stop Safari from automatically unzipping your .zip file.

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Now, to install and activate the theme follow these steps or the above gif:

  • Log in to WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Appearance > Themes

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  • Click on Add New button

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  • Click on Upload Theme

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  • Click on “Choose File…”, select the “book-landing-page-pro.zip” file from your computer and click Open

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  • Click Install Now

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  • After the theme is installed, click on Activate to use the theme on your website

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Installing Recommended Plugins

You must install and activate the following plugins to get the best out of Book Landing Page Pro theme.

RaraTheme Companion by RaraTheme

RaraTheme Companion is a package of useful widgets which you can place on the sidebar to make your website pages more engaging.

Rara One Click Demo Import by Rara Theme:

This plugin will help you import demo content of our themes with a click. So, if you want to kickstart your website with the live demo of this theme, install and activate this plugin.

Regenerate Thumbnails by Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)

If you have existing content, this will help you update your image thumbnails sizes.

Newsletter By Stefano Lissa, The Newsletter Team

The plugin helps create subscriber list, to send newsletters and build your business.

How to Install Recommended Plugin

  • Login to your WordPress admin panel
  • Go to Appearance> Install Plugins

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  • Click “Install” to install the plugins

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  • Click “Activate” to activate the plugins

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Setting up the Front/Landing/Home Page and Blog Page

To get started with customizing the theme, you first need to set up a front page. If you want to make your website look like the demo, you should select the Front page as Static Page. So, first, we will create a homepage and blog page and then configure them.

Creating Home Page

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Pages > Add New

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  • Enter the Page Title for the Page. You do not need to enter anything in the content section for creating a home page
  • Click on Publish

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Creating Blog Page

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Pages > Add New

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  • Enter the Page Title for the Page. Give the name as Blog as you are creating a blog page
  • Click Publish

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Configuring Home Page and Blog Page

  • Log in to the WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance>Customize > Default Settings> Static Front Page
  • Select A static page under Your homepage displays

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  • Select the Home Page from the drop-down to set the homepage
  • Select Blog page from the drop down to set the Posts page
  • Click Publish

Site Identity

You can configure the name and logo of your website from this setting panel.

  • Log in to the WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Site Identity
  • Click Select Logo and upload your logo.
  • Enter Site Title and Tagline
  • Check Display Site Title and Tagline
  • Click Select Image and upload Image for Site Icon (favicon)
  • Select Font Family, Font Style, Font Size and Site Title Color
  • Click on Publish

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Appearance Settings

You can change the color and background image of your website using this setting panel.

Colors

Please follow the below steps to change your website color.

  • Log in to your WordPress Admin panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Appearance Settings> Colors
  • Select the Primary Color and Background Color
  • Click on Publish

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Background

Please follow the below steps to keep a background image or patterns on your website.

  • Log in to the WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Default Settings > Background Image
  • Click on “Select image” button to add the background image. You can also use from the available pattern as background image.
  • Choose the image preset, position, and size.
  • Check Repeat Background Image and Scroll with page option.
  • Click on Publish.

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Layout Settings

You can configure sidebar and pagination layout from this settings panel.

General Sidebar Layout

Please follow the below steps to configure sidebar on different pages of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress admin panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Layout Settings> General Sidebar Layout
  • Select the sidebar layouts for pages, posts, and default sidebar layout
  • Click on Publish

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Pagination Settings

Please follow the below steps to change the pagination type for your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Layout Settings> Pagination Settings
  • Select the Pagination type you want for your website
  • Click on Publish

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Typography

You can customize the typography of your website using this settings panel.

Please follow the below steps to configure the typography on your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Typography
  • Select the content type to change its typography. You can keep separate typography for Body and Heading elements.

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  • Select the Font Family, Font Style and Font Size
  • Click on Publish

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Front Page Settings

You can configure different sections of the homepage using this settings panel.

Banner Section

You can attract your visitors by adding Banner using this settings panel. You can keep an image, video, and post or page in the banner section.

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Please follow the below steps to add a banner section on the homepage of your website.

Banner as Image or Video

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  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Banner Section
  • Select “Static Banner” in from the Drop Down menu
  • Select and Upload a video. You can also enter a youtube link. If you enter the video link or the video as banner, the image will not be displayed.
  • If you want to put the image in the banner, click on “Add new image” to add images to the banner section
  • Select the image you want to display on the banner section. You can also randomize added images. When you click on “Randomize uploaded headers” button, the uploaded banner images will be displayed randomly every time your website is loaded. Make sure you don’t have video select if you want to show an image.
  • Enter the Banner Section Text and Description
  • Enter the Button Text & Button Link. You must enter the Button Link for the Button to work
  • Click on Publish

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Post/Page Banner

Please follow the below steps to add a post/page in the banner section of your website.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Banner Section
  • Select Post/Page Banner from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the Post/Page you want to display in the banner section
  • Enter the Banner section Button Text and Button Link
  • Upload the image of the accepted card
  • Click on Publish

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Note: If you do not want to keep a banner, you can select Disable Banner from the drop-down menu.

Features Section

You can explain the features of your book in this section of your homepage. You can add up to 9 features in this section of the homepage.

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Please follow the below steps to add features section on the homepage of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Features Section
  • Enable Features Section. Blue is Enabled.
  • Enter the Feature Section Title and Content.
  • Select the number of boxes you want to display in the feature section.
  • Select individual post for every features you want to display in the features section
  • Click on Publish

Note: You need to create an individual post for every feature you want to show in the features section. You can create a post by going to Posts>Add New.

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Testimonial Section

You can add your customer testimonials in this section of the homepage.

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Please follow the below steps to add your customer testimonials on the homepage of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Testimonial Section
  • Enable Testimonial Section. Blue is enabled.
  • Enter the Testimonial Section Title and Content.
  • Select the number of testimonial you want to display. When you select two, you need to create two testimonial posts and select them. But if you want to show more testimonials, you need to create posts with Testimonial category and select it as Category.
  • Choose the Testimonial Category for Slider
  • Click on Publish

Note: You need to create an individual post with Testimonial Category for every testimonial you want to show in the Testimonial Section. You can create a post by going to Posts>Add New.

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Review Section

You can add a review of your book in this section of the homepage.

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Please follow the below steps to add a review on the homepage of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Review Section
  • Enable Review Section. Blue is enabled.
  • Enter the Review Section Title and Content.
  • Enter the Review Video Embed Link
  • Select the post for the review section
  • Click on Publish

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Sample Menu Settings

You can showcase some of the pages of your book to your visitors as sample pages to convince them to buy your book. You can show up to 5 sample posts on the sample section.

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Please follow the below steps to add some pages of your book in the sample menu.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Sample Menu Section
  • Enable Sample Section. Blue is enabled.
  • Enter the Sample Menu Section Title and Content.
  • Select the Sample Section Posts.
  • Click on Publish

Note: You need to create an individual post for every sample page you want to show in the Sample Section. You can create a post by going to Posts>Add New.

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Blog Section

You can show the latest blog articles on the homepage.

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Please follow the below steps to add a blog section on the homepage of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Blog Section
  • Enable Blog Section. Blue is enabled.
  • Enter the Title of the Blog and Section Description
  • Select the Excerpt Character Length and View all Posts Label
  • Click on Publish

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About Section

You can add information about you and your book in this section of the homepage.

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Please follow the below steps to add about section information on the homepage of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> About Section
  • Enable About Section. Blue is enabled.
  • Enter the About Section Title & Content
  • Enter the About Video Embed Link and Select the Post. The post is displayed beside the video and it shows information about Author. (You need to create a separate post by going to Posts> Add New)
  • Click on Publish

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Promotional Section

You can promote your book by giving offers and discounts in this section of the homepage.

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Please follow the below methods to add a promotional section on the homepage of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Promotional Section
  • Enable Promotional Section. Blue is enabled.
  • Enter the Promotional Section Title & Content
  • Upload the image of the book
  • Enter the old price and promotional price
  • Enter the tagline for the promotional section
  • Enter the Promotional Section Button Link & Button Text
  • Upload the images of accepted cards
  • Click on Publish

Subscription Widget

You can add a subscription widget on your homepage to allow your visitors to subscribe to the newsletter and get updates about your upcoming books. You must install and activate the recommended newsletter plugin to add a subscription form.

Please follow the below steps to add a subscription widget on the homepage of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Subscription Widget
  • Enable Subscription Section. Blue is enabled.
  • Click on Add a Widget and Select Newsletter Widget
  • Enter the title, Introduction, show list as an option, first dropdown entry label and Lists field label.
  • Click on Publish

Sort Home Page Section

You can sort various sections of the homepage using this settings panel.

Please follow the below steps to sort the different sections of the homepage.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Sort Home Page Section
  • Sort the different sections of the home page by dragging the sections up and down. You can disable a section by clicking on the eye icon.
  • Click on Publish

General Settings

Header Settings

Please follow the below steps to configure header settings of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin panel.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> General Settings> Header Settings
  • Enable Sticky Header. Blue is Enabled. When you enable sticky header, the menu bar will be floating at the top while you scroll down on the web page.
  • Click on Publish

Social Sharing

You can add social sharing links on your post page using this theme panel to allow your visitors share your posts over the social media.

To add social sharing icons on your website, please follow the below steps:

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> General Settings> Social Sharing Settings
  • Enable Social Sharing Buttons. Blue is enabled.
  • Enable Social Sharing Floating Buttons.
  • Enable Open Graph Meta Tags if you aren’t using SEO plugins.
  • Choose the Social Sharing Buttons you want to activate. You can click on the eye icon to activate and deactivate various Social Media.
  • Click on Publish

SEO Settings

You can configure the SEO settings of your website using this setting.

To configure SEO setting, please follow the below steps:

  • Log in to the WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize >General Settings>SEO Settings
  • Enable Last Update Post Date to boost your SEO. Blue is enabled. When you enable this, Google can read the post updated date and index your latest content.
  • Enable Breadcrumb to show breadcrumb in inner pages.
  • Enter Breadcrumb Home Text
  • Click Publish

Posts(Blog) & Pages Settings

You can manage single post page settings like an excerpt, related posts, popular posts, etc.

To configure the blog post and pages, please follow the given steps:

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Posts (Blog) & Pages Settings
  • Enable Blog Excerpt if you want to show the summary of the posts. Blue is enabled. If enabled, select the number of words for the blog excerpt.
  • Enter the Read More Text
  • Enable/Disable the Hide author section. (Blue is Enabled)
  • Enable/Disable Show related posts. (Blue is Enabled)
  • Enter the Section Title for related posts and choose the related posts taxonomy. You can choose from Category or Tags as the taxonomy.
  • Enable/Disable to show Popular Posts and enter Popular Posts Section Title. (Blue is Enabled)
  • Enable/Disable Show Comments. (Blue is Enabled)
  • Enable/Disable Hide posted date. (Blue is Enabled)
  • Enable/Disable Show Featured Image. (Blue is Enabled)
  • Click on Publish

Sidebar Settings

You can add custom sidebars for different pages and posts on your website from this settings. You need to create custom sidebars from widget menu before adding a custom sidebar for different pages.

To add tools to the sidebar you should go to Appearance>Widgets.

Add a Sidebar

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> General Settings> Sidebar Settings
  • Click Add New sidebar
  • Give the sidebar a name
  • Click on Publish

You can see the new sidebar in Appearance> Widgets. Add a widget to the sidebar and click save to configure the newly created sidebar.

Configure Sidebar

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize>General Settings> Sidebar Settings
  • Select Sidebars for various Pages, like Blog Page, Single Page, Single Post Page, etc. The sidebar selected under the particular pages will only be displayed on the page. For example, Blog Page Sidebar appears only on the blog page.
  • Click on Publish

Performance Settings

You can Enable performance settings to make your website load fast. You have options to enable/disable following performance metrics.

  • Lazy Load of the featured image
  • Lazy Load Gravatar Images
  • Lazy Load of the Content Images
  • Defer Javascript
  • Remove ver parameters

Change the Performance Settings

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings> Performance Settings
  • Enable Lazy Load to enables lazy loading of featured images.
  • Enable Lazy Load Gravatar Images to show gravatar images after the website loads all other content
  • Enable Lazy Load Content Images to enables lazy loading of images inside page/post content.
  • Enable/Disable Defer JavaScript
  • Enable/Disable Remove ver parameters to remove “ver” parameter from CSS and JS file calls
  • Click Publish

Misc Settings

You can change some miscellaneous setting such as hide admin bar, lightbox setting, and drop cap from this settings panel.

Please follow the below settings to perform the misc settings.

  • Log in to the WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings> Misc Settings
  • Enable Admin Bar (Blue is Enabled)
  • Enable Lightbox to show a stylish pop-up to your visitors to view larger versions of your image
  • Enable Last Widget Sticky to make the last sidebar widget sticky
  • Enable Drop cap to show the first letter of the word in post/page in a drop cap
  • Checkbox Exclude categories to hide some categories on your website.
  • Click on Publish

Navigation Menus (Create and Edit Menu)

By default, all your primary pages will be displayed in the menu. If you want to create a Custom Menu, you can do it from Customizer or from Dashboard. This theme supports two different menus. They are Primary Menu and Secondary Menu. If you want more menus, you can add them on the sidebars using navigation widgets.

The Primary Menu Appears beside the site logo in the header while you can add a secondary menu in the footer area.

Creating Menu via Customizer

  • Login to WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Appearance > Customize>Menus
  • Click on Create New Menu
  • Give a name to your menu in Menu Name and select the menu location and click Next
  • Click “Add Items” to add items (pages, posts, categories, custom links…) to the Menu
  • Click “+” icon on the items list to add the item to the menu
  • Drag and Drop the added items to rearrange them
  • Click Publish

Create Menu from Dashboard

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Appearance > Menus in the WordPress Dashboard
  • Click on create a new menu.
  • Give a name to your menu in Menu Name and click Create Menu button.
  • Select the items from Pages, Posts, Custom Links, or Categories and click “Add to Menu”.
  • Drag and Drop the added items to rearrange them.
  • Check the Menu location to Primary or Secondary
  • Click Save Menu

Widgets

You can add the widgets to the sidebar in two ways, either via Dashboard or Customizer.

Adding Widgets via Customizer

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Widgets
  • Make sure you are on the page you want to add widgets to.
  • Click on the desired Sidebar or location (the one you want to add widgets to). You can add widgets on Footer as well.
  • Click on Add a Widget to add widgets
  • Select desired Widgets and give a title to the widget
  • Click Add a Widget to add more widgets in the sidebar
  • Drag and reorder the widget as desired
  • Click Publish

Adding Widgets via Dashboard

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Appearance> Widgets
  • Available widgets are listed on the left-hand side while Sidebars are listed on the right side (including the sidebars you create)
  • Drag and drop the widgets to the desired sidebars.

Footer Credit Settings

You can enter the copyright information of your website in the footer area using this settings panel.

Please follow the below steps to add your custom copyright information in the footer of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Footer Settings
  • Enter the copyright information as per your desire
  • Hide Author Link & WordPress Link
  • Click on Publish

Footer Section

The theme has 4 widgets area in the footer. You can add various widgets to the area. To add widgets in the footer, go to Appearance> Customize>Widgets and select the Footer Location (footer one, two, three, four) and add the widgets.

Additional CSS

You can add extra CSS codes here. If you want to modify the color, fonts, or any other CSS effects, you can enter the code here.

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Appearance> Additional CSS
  • Enter your code
  • Click Publish when you are done

Helpful Tips

  • We highly recommend using Child Theme if you need to change the code of the theme. Do not change the codes in the files of the parent theme as all such changes will be lost when the theme is updated. Here’s an easy to follow guide if you don’t know how to create a child theme.
  • Always keep a BackUp of your theme before making any changes to the theme.
  • If you get any problem in using the theme, you can do the following things:
  • Deactivate the plugins, sometimes plugin conflict may cause issues with the theme. Please deactivate the unused plugins.
  • Replace the latest modified code with the original code.
  • If the issue pertains, feel free to contact us using our Support Ticket