Chariton WordPress Documentation

Thank you for purchasing Chariton - Non-Profit Charity WordPress Theme and choosing our theme for your web development needs. This documentation will provide you with all the details you need in order to use this WordPress theme. If you are unable to find your answer here in our documentation, feel free to ask for help from our support team, all you have to do is sending an email to us: johanspond@gmail.com

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Thank you. Johanspond


Chariton Wp - 1.0.0

1. About Chariton Theme

Chariton is a full-featured premium flexible WordPress Theme for your Non-Profit, Charity & Donations Website. We looked over the last trends in web-design when creating this theme. Chariton optimized for any kind of charity, NGO, a non-profit organization, donation, church, foundation firm, fundraising, free education, child care & child protection, and any kind of web design company.

2. Install Theme

Download packages:

Purchase Chariton theme from ThemeForest then you can download our template package from there. Extract package includes all the files and folders of the theme. When done, you should see chariton.zip (zip file name can be changed from version to version).

Installation

Once the download is complete, unzip the file and you will see the following packages:

System Requirements:

When selecting a hosting service, you should check to see that these server requirements are provided and installed on their web servers:

Theme Installation :

There are 2 ways to install a WordPress theme. Both ways will allow you to easily upload and install the WordPress theme files for a quick and easy setup.

Installing Theme from the WordPress Dashboard

Installation

If you are experiencing any issues during the installation I would recommend to check out this Screencast by Envato

Install theme via FTP

The second option how to install this theme would be the upload via FTP manager. It really doesn’t matter which of the two ways you choose, just choose the one you feel more comfortable with.

Known problems when installing the theme

1. The “Broken theme and/or stylesheets missing” error is most common when you install or activate a new theme.

If you get an error saying that the stylesheet is missing, then you have uploaded the wrong folder. Please check that you are uploading the chariton.zip within the Theme Files folder. You have to unzip the package file that you download from Themeforest to find this.

3. Plugin Installation

Right after the theme is activated, a notification at the top of the screen will suggest continuing with the installation of the plugins recommended for getting the best of your theme. Installing process is very simple, you just need to click Begin installing plugins and you will be redirected to the plugin installation page where you can install Plugins. 

Plugins Using in Chariton theme

Step 1: Click ‘Begin installing plugins and select the plugins you need to install from the list.

Install Plugin

Step 2: Select all plugins then choose Install, Click Apply to install all plugins

Apply Plugin Installation

4. Install Demo Data

Navigate to Appearance->>Import Demo Data >> OneClick Demo

Demo Data

Demo Data

After you import this demo, you will have to setup the theme options separately. See the documentation next step for Chariton Options Setting

# Import Chariton Options Data

Navigate to Chariton Options->>Backup >> then paste your theme options data in the blog & click Import button.

Chariton Options data location >> go to download package >> sample >> data folder then open the (options.txt) file any editor. just copy all code and import theme options data.

Option Demo Data

Chariton Options Data

Set Up Menu

1. Creating your menu

Create Menu

2. Adding pages to your menu

Page Menu

Your custom menu has now been saved.

The Screen Options allow you to choose which items you can use to add to a menu. Certain items, like Posts or Portfolios are hidden by default. The Screen Options are located in the top right corner of your WordPress Dashboard.

screen options

5. Theme Configuration

Upload Favicon, Logo and Enable/Disable Preloader.

You can upload your logo image in the Chariton Options. If the logo is not uploaded, then your site name will be used. Please, follow the steps below to upload your logo:

Theme Option

# Set a page as Home Page

Set Homepage

6. Set Up Home Page

You can quickly build a home page using Elementor for WordPress that is drag and drop frontend and backend page builder plugin that will save you tons of time working on the site content. You will be able to take full control over your WordPress site, build any layout you can imagine – no programming knowledge required

From your Dashboard Admin Navigate to Pages

# How to use Elementor Page Builder

Have you ever used Elementor Page Builder? Please follow that guide first: Elementor Page Builder Guide

Watch video about Elementor

1. Add and modify Row Layout

Step 1 - Go to your page / post, first activate the backend editor and click Edit with Elementor

Step 2 - You will see all element in left sidebar, please choose element that you want to use or you will see button "Add New Section" ,"Add Template" , please click to button to add element.

Step 3 - To change the Row layout ( number of columns ) you need to click button content will display in leftsidebar.

2. Edit Element

Click on the Edit This Element (pencil icon) to Edit the Row element , when you click to button all content will display in left sidebar follow you can change .

3. Remove Element

Trash Box Icon - To Remove Row, Column or Module you need to click the Trash Box icon.

4. Add Element

Trash Box Icon - To Add Row, Column , please click to add icon.

# Set Up Blog Page

1. Create the blog post

Create Post

2. Manage current all blog posts

You can see all information of you blog post, add new, edit or delete them.

Manage Post

# Create New Page

Create New Page with Elementor Page Builder

Choose header layout

Choose page header Layout

Choose header layout

# Blog Global Configure

Blog Global

# Create Donation Forms

Step 1: Go to Donation Forms to Dashboard then create content of Donation

Create Donation Item

# Create Service Item

Step 1: Go to Service from Dashboard then create content of Service

Create Service Item

# Create Causes

Step 1: Go to Causes from Dashboard then create content of Causes

Create Causes

# Create Team Member

Step 1: Go to Team from Dashboard then create content of Team

Create Team

# Create Testimonial

Step 1: Go to Testimonial from Dashboard then create content of Testimonial

Create Testimonial

# Create event

Step 1: Go to event from Dashboard then create content of event

Create event

# Create Contact Page

1. Create Contact Form.

Make sure you install and active Contact Form 7 plugin to continue reading.

Contact

Contact email settings

7. Chariton Options

Chariton Theme use Customizer provides an ultra-effective and intuitive way to customize theme layout & setting with real-time preview. Bring all of settings to customizer, you do not need to using another theme option anymore. To access Customizer, go to your admin Dashboard Navigate to Admin >> Chariton Options

Chariton Options

Go to WordPress admin panel and navigate to Chariton Options → Typography Settings

Go to WordPress admin panel and navigate to Chariton Options → Footer Settings

8. FAQs

# How to update Theme

1.Update Theme via WordPress

Updating the theme via WordPress is very similar to the install process via WordPress. Make sure you had backup all of your customization in our theme. Follow the steps below to update your theme via WordPress:

update themes

2.Update theme via FTP

Updating the theme via FTP is very similar to the install process via FTP. Follow the steps below to update your theme via FTP:

# How to create Child Theme

What is a Child Theme?

A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes allow you to modify, or add to the functionality of that parent theme. A child theme is the best, safest, and easiest way to modify an existing theme, whether you want to make a few tiny changes or extensive changes. Instead of modifying the theme files directly, you can create a child theme and override within.

Why use a Child Theme?

if you modify an existing theme and it is updated, your changes will be lost. With a child theme, you can update the parent theme (which might be important for security or functionality) and still keep your changes. It’s a great way to get started if you are just learning WordPress theme development.

You need to use a Child Theme only if you are making code customizations.


Thanks for reading!