Setup Tutorials for Encase Pro

Welcome to the Setup Tutorials for Encase Theme. These are the standard guidelines to help you install, configure, and customize your newly downloaded theme. If you have any requests for additional tutorials relating to this theme, please contact me and I will review your suggestions. These tutorials are also based on the assumption you have a basic understanding of how WordPress works.

Create a Custom Front Page and move the Blog

The most common change people make with WordPress now is moving the blog further into the site and create a custom page for the front of their site; also known as a static front page. We will show you how this is done which is what we did for the live demo site for Circumference. What you put on your custom front page will be up to you, but this tutorial will get you started with a foundation to build on. Create Two Pages Create one page and call it “Home” or whatever you want. Choose a page template for your new front page. Add your content if any Publish your page. Create a second page and call it “Blog” or whatever you want to represent your blog Publish your page. Tell WordPress What to Use Go to Settings >> Reading Under “Front Page Displays“, select the Static Page option….    read more 

Introduction to the Plugins Used for this Theme

Encase Pro offers several features, but some require plugins if you decide to use them and should be considered as optional. You will need to download and install these because they are not included in the download of this theme. We do this so that everyone can choose which plugins they want to install, but it also ensures the most recent version of each plugin is installed. Plugins the Demo Site Uses Jetpack by WordPress.com – Bring the power of the WordPress.com cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account to use the powerful features normally only available to WordPress.com users. Contact Form 7 – This gives you the contact form InfiniteWP – Client – This is the client plugin of InfiniteWP that communicates with the InfiniteWP Admin panel. Mighty – Post Type & Shortcodes – Extend theme functionality to include related custom post type…    read more