Author Landing Page Free Theme Documentation

Introduction

Thank you for choosing Author Landing Page Free WordPress Theme!

Theme Demo:

Click here to Download the Demo File

We offer free one-click demo import for Author Landing Page free WordPress theme. So, if you want to make your website exactly like the demo of the Author Landing Page theme, you need to install Rara One Click Demo Import plugin, download the demo file, and follow this step by step guide or watch the video below.

This documentation covers the installation and the usage of the theme.

The main goal of the documentation is to provide guidance and walk-through to set up the theme on your website in an easy-to-follow manner, while also introducing you to some of the features of the theme. We encourage you to go through this document and keep it handy for reference.

If you have any questions about the theme or need assistance with anything related to the theme, please feel free open a support ticket. Our support team will be happy to assist you.

In this documentation, first, we’ll make sure that everything is ready for the installation, then we’ll set up the theme, and cover some initial configuration and customization options.

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How to use this Documentation?

We recommend everyone to go through each step of the documentation to have a better understanding of the theme and its features.

However, if you are looking for a specific section, you can easily navigate using our table of contents on the left-hand side of the screen.

If you want to find a specific keyword, hit “Ctrl+F” on your browser to start searching.

Requirements for Getting Started

Make sure Author Landing Page free WordPress theme is compatible with your WordPress version.

Landing Page free WordPress 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 Book Landing Page Free theme
  • Install and Activate Author Landing Page Free theme
  • Install Necessary Plugins. Some functionality of the theme might not work if you do not install the recommended plugins.

Recommended Image Size (in px)

  • Author landing page banner image: 650 X 510
  • Author landing page blog home: 435 X 332
  • Author landing page about block: 585 X 712
  • Author landing page review block: 630 X 366
  • Author landing page homepage blog: 370 X 247
  • Author Landing page about block: 800 X 1072

Demo Import (Instantly Make Website Like Demo)

You can easily make your website exactly like the live preview (demo) of Author Landing Page free 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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Update the WordPress core if there is an update available.

Theme Installation & Activation

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

Author Landing Page free theme file includes:

A WordPress Theme Files (in .zip format)— This (author-landing-page.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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To install and activate the theme follow these steps or the above gif:

Note regarding Parent Theme: If you are installing Author Landing Page free theme offline, make sure you have Book Landing Page free theme installed. You need the parent theme to install the child theme. However, if you are connected to the Internet, the parent theme (Book Landing Page free theme) will be installed automatically from the WordPress repository so you don’t have to worry about it.

  • 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 “author-landing-page.zip” file from your computer and click Open.

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  • Click on Install Now

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  • After the theme is installed, click on “Activate

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Installing Recommended Plugins

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

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.

Newsletter By Stefano Lissa, The Newsletter Team

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

Regenerate Thumbnails by Alex Mills (Viper007Bond):

If you have existing content, this will help you update your image thumbnails sizes. To update the thumbnails, you must run this plugin.

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
  • Select the Page Attributes as 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
  • Let the Page Attributes section be Default Template
  • 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
  • Select the page “Home” from drop-down as homepage
  • Select Blog page from the drop down to set the Posts page
  • Click Publish

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Default Settings

Site Identity (Add Logo/Name and Tagline on your website)

You can change the name and logo of your website here.

  • Log in to the WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Default Settings > 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)
  • Click on Publish

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Colors

You can change the background color of your website using this settings panel.

Please follow the below steps to change the background color of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Default Settings > Colors
  • Select the Background Color of your choice
  • Click on Publish

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Background Image

You can set up and change the background image of your website using this settings panel.

Please follow the below steps to change the background color of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Default Settings > Background Image
  • Click on Select Image
  • Upload the Background Image of your choice
  • Select the Preset & Image Position
  • Select the Image size
  • Check box the Repeat Background Image & Scroll with page option
  • Click on Publish

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Home Page Settings

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

You can attract your visitors by adding Banner using this settings panel. You can keep an image along with a post in the banner section.

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

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Home Page Settings> Banner Section
  • Check box to enable the banner section
  • Click on Add new image
  • Upload the image to be displayed in the banner section. You can also upload multiple images and randomize it.
  • Select the post to be displayed in the banner section
  • Enter the Banner Section Button Text and Link.
  • Upload the Accepted Cards Image to be displayed on the banner section.
  • Click on Publish

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Features Section

You can explain the features of your book in this section of your homepage. You can add up to 6 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
  • Check box to enable the features section
  • Enter the Feature Section Title and Content.
  • 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
  • Check box to enable the testimonial section
  • Enter the Testimonial Section Title and Content.
  • Select the Testimonial Post One & Two. You can add two testimonials on the homepage.
  • 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
  • Check box to enable the review section
  • Enter the Review Section Title and Content.
  • Enter the Review Video Embed Link/Video URL
  • Select the post for the review section
  • Click on Publish

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Subscription Section

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.

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Please follow the below steps to configure the newsletter section on homepage of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Front Page Settings> Subscription Widget
  • Click on Add a Widget
  • Select Newsletter Widget
  • Click on Publish

Note: You need to create a Newsletter for to show in the Testimonial Section. You can create a newsletter by going to Newsletter > Dashboard > New

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Sample Menu Section

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
  • Check box to enable the sample menu section
  • 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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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
  • Check box to enable the sample menu section
  • 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 the 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
  • Check box to enable the sample menu section
  • Enter the Promotional Section Button Link & Button Text
  • Upload the images of accepted cards
  • Click on Publish

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Breadcrumb Settings

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

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To configure Breadcrumb setting, please follow the below steps:

  • Log in to the WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize >Breadcrumb Settings
  • Enable Breadcrumb to show breadcrumb in inner pages.
  • Enable Show Current Breadcrumb
  • Enter Breadcrumb Home Text
  • Click Publish

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Footer Credit Settings

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

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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
  • Click on Publish

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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 Footer Menu.

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

Creating Menu via Customizer

  • Login to WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Appearance > Customize>Menus
  • Click on Create New Menu

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  • Give a name to your menu in Menu Name and select the menu location and click Next

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  • 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

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Create Menu from Dashboard

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Appearance > Menus in the WordPress Dashboard
  • Click on create a new menu.

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  • Give a name to your menu in Menu Name and click Create Menu button.

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  • Select the items from Pages, Posts, Custom Links, or Categories and click “Add to Menu”.

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  • Drag and Drop the added items to rearrange them.
  • Check the Menu location to Primary or Footer Menu
  • Click Save Menu

Widgets

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

Note: You can add sidebar widgets on other pages than the homepage.

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

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  • 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

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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.

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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

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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
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