JobScout Free WordPress Theme Documentation

Introduction

Thank you for choosing JobScout Free WordPress Theme!

Theme Demo:

Click here to Download the Demo File

We offer free one-click demo import for JobScout free WordPress theme. So, if you want to make your website exactly like the demo of the JobScout 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 to 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 the JobScout Free WordPress theme is compatible with your WordPress version.

JobScout free 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 JobScout Free WordPress 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)

  • JobScout blog: 600 X 450
  • JobScout single: 838 X 471
  • JobScout single-fullwidth: 1170 X 471

Demo Import (Instantly Make Website Like Demo)

You can easily make your website exactly like the live preview (demo) of JobScout 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 JobScout Free WordPress Theme somewhere handy on your computer, as you will be using the included files for the rest of the installation process.

JobScout Free Theme file includes:

A WordPress Theme Files (in .zip format)— This (job-board.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:

  • 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
  • JobScout Free WordPress Theme Documentation 4 Click on “Choose File…”, select the “job-board.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 the JobScout Free theme.

RaraTheme Companion by Rara Theme:

RaraTheme Companion is truly a must-have companion for your website. It provides 15+ useful and frequently used widgets that you can add to the sidebars to create an engaging website. This plugin is necessary for adding home page sections on this theme.

WP Job Manager

WP Job Manager is a job listing plugin which helps you add job board functionality to your WordPress website.

WPJM Extra Fields

WPJM Extra field plugin helps you add additional information such as extra salary and other important information on the job listing page.

Regenerate Thumbnails by Alex Mills (Viper007Bond):

If you have existing content, this will help you update your images thumbnail 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.

Please follow the below steps to set up the homepage and blog page for your job listing website using JobScout Free WordPress theme.

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
  • Let the Page Attributes section be Default Template
  • 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 on Publish

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Configuring Home Page and Blog Page

  • Log in to the WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance>Customize > Homepage 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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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 > Site Identity
  • Click Select Logo and upload your logo.
  • Enter Site Title and Tagline.
  • Checkbox Display Site Title and Tagline
  • Click Select Image and upload Image for Site Icon (favicon)
  • Click on Publish

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Appearance Settings

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

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 the website.

  • Login to your WordPress admin panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Appearance Settings> Colors
  • Select the Background Color
  • Click on Publish

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Background Image

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

Please follow the below steps to set the background image.

  • Login to your WordPress admin panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Appearance Settings> Background Image
  • Select the preset, reposition the image if you want and select the image size you want to display
  • Click on Publish

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General Sidebar Layout

You can select sidebar for posts/pages using this settings panel.

Please follow the below steps to configure the sidebar for your website pages.

  • Login to your WordPress panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Layout Settings> General Sidebar Layout
  • Select the Page Sidebar Layout, Post Sidebar Layout, and Default sidebar layout
  • Click on Publish

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Front Page Settings

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

You can set up a static image or video in the banner section. The banner will be displayed at the top of your website.

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To set up your banner:

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Settings > Banner Section
  • Enable Banner Section
  • Upload a Banner Image or enter the YouTube URL if you want to keep a video banner.
  • Enter the Title & Subtitle for Banner section
  • Click on Publish

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Job Posting Section

You can display the available vacancies with you in this section of the theme.

Please follow the below steps to configure the job posting section on your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Settings > Job Posting Section
  • Enter the Job Posting Section Title
  • Click on Publish

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Call To Action Section

You can keep a Call To Action Section on the homepage to engage your visitors on your website.

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Please follow the below steps to configure the Call To Action section on homepage.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Settings > Call To Action Section
  • Click on Add a Widget & select Rara: Call To Action Widget

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  • Enter the Title & Description for Call to Action Section.
  • Enter Button Label & Link
  • Click on Upload and upload the call to action image.
  • Click on Done
  • Click on Publish

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Blog Section

You can configure the blog section on your homepage of your website using this settings panel.

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Please follow the below steps to configure the 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 to display the blog section on homepage.
  • Enter the Blog Title & Description.
  • Enter the View All Label
  • Click on Publish

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Testimonial Section

You can display your clients on the front page of your website using this settings panel.

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

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Settings > Testimonial Section
  • Enable Testimonial Section to display the testimonials
  • Enter the Testimonial Title & Description
  • Select Background Option (You can choose an image or color to display in the background.)
  • Upload the image if you have selected an image or select the color
  • Click on Add a Widget and select Rara: Testimonial Widget
  • Enter the Name, Designation, and Testimonial
  • Click on Upload and upload an image
  • Click on Publish

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Client Section

You can display the logo of your clients using this section of the theme.

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Please follow the below steps to configure the client section of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin panel
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Settings > Client Section
  • Click on Add a Widget and Select Rara Client Widget

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  • Enter the Section Title for the section
  • Checkbox the Display Logo in Black and White and Open in New Tab
  • Click on Add Another Logo to add another client logo
  • Click on Publish

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General Settings

Header Settings

You can configure the header section of your website using this settings panel.

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

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> General Settings> Header Settings
  • Enable Sign In/Sign Out display sign in and sign out
  • Enter the Sign in Page template URL
  • Enter the Post Job Label
  • Enter the Post Job URL
  • Click on Publish

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SEO Settings

You can enable or disable Last Post Update date in the theme here.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> General Settings> SEO Settings
  • Enable Last Post Update Date
  • Click Save & Publish

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Posts(Blog) & Pages Setting

Please follow the below steps to configure the Posts/Blog and Page settings of your website.

  • Login to your WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Posts (Blog) & Pages Settings
  • Enable/Disable the Hide Prefix on Archive Pages
  • Enable Blog Excerpt if you want to show the summary of the posts. If enabled, select the number of words for the blog excerpt.
  • Enter the Read More Text
  • Enable the Author Section & Enter the Author Section Title
  • Enable Show Comments to show comments in Single Post/Page.
  • Enable Hide Post Author if you don’t want to show the author name on the blog posts.
  • Enable Hide Posted Date if you don’t want to show the posted date on blog posts.
  • Enable to show Featured Image in the single post page.
  • Click Publish

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Navigation Menus (Create and Edit Menu)

JobScout free WordPress theme has two menus which can be configured in the header section of your website. If you need more than two, you can add them in the sidebar using “Custom Menu” widget.

Create a New Menu from Customizer

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Menus in the WordPress Dashboard.
  • Click on Create New menu button.

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  • Give a name to your menu and select whether you want to display the menu on Primary location or secondary location.
  • Click Create New Menu.

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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.

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  • Click on create a new menu.

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  • Give a name to your menu in Menu Name and click on 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.
  • 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
  • Click on Add a Widget to add widgets
  • Select desired footer where you want to add a widget
  • 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 Footers are listed on the right side
  • Drag and drop the widgets to the desired sidebars.

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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
  • Click on Publish

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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 on Publish

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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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