First, thank you for purchasing our theme!
This guide provides instructions for installation, help on getting started and extensive documentation of features. It is recommended you read it thoroughly to fully leverage the Mentis theme's capabilities. Please also make sure to check out our Video Tutorials as they explain everything covered in here in greater depth. We hope you enjoy building with Mentis as much as we enjoyed developing it and continue to develop with new features!
Server requirements is one of the key factors for WordPress and Mentis theme, it is highly recommended to use a server which supports the following requirements. We explain about WordPress, Mentis, WooCommerce server requirements.
|PHP||Version 7 or greater.
|MySQL||Version 5.6 or greater.
|MariaDB||Version 10.0 or greater. Only required if you are not using MySQL.
|HTTPS||Supported by the server.
We recommends following server settings for Our WordPress Theme:
|PHP||Version 5.6 or greater.|
|MySQL||Version 5.6 or greater|
|mod_rewrite||The Apache module needs to be activated for pretty permalinks.|
|GD Library||The library needs to be installed for Captcha and Image cropping.|
|cURL||Supported by the server.|
|OpenSSL||Supported by the server.|
|allow_url_fopen||Supported by the server.|
|post_max_size||32 MB or greater|
|upload_max_filesize||32 MB or greater|
|memory_limit||128 MB or greater|
|max_execution_time||120s or greater|
|max_input_vars||The minimum value is 4000 but the recommended is 6000.|
Mentis support WooCommerce officially so it is best to make sure your server also supports this plugin requirements if you are going to set up a shop.To learn about the plugin server requirements, read the official article.
WordPress is well-known for its ease of installation. Under most circumstances, installing WordPress is a very simple process and takes less that five minutes to complete.
Before beginning the installation and configuring of your new theme, you must first have WordPress already installed on a server.
If you are struggling, here is a very detailed guide at Wordpress Codex that will walk you through every step.
If you prefer something more visual, you can watch this video tutorial on how to install Wordpress by us
(Please note the video shown is from our NUVO Restaurant theme, but the same process applies)
Once you have setup a copy of WordPress, there are two ways you can go about installing the theme:
Unzip the download and upload the theme directory /Mentis/ into your WordPress themes directory /wp-content/themes/.
This is definitely the easier route for most. Simply navigate to Appearance > Add New Themes > Upload. Click the 'browse' button and locate the still zipped theme folder. The theme will be uploaded and installed in a matter of seconds.
Here is our video tutorial to help you through the process
(Please note the video shown is from our NUVO Restaurant theme, but the same process applies)
After you have installed the theme successfully, you can optionally import the supplied dummy data in order to get a feel for things. If you're interested in importing the data, please check the Demo Data section below.
Once you have installed and activated our theme you will be prompted to install required and recommended plugins. Just click the link to Begin installing plugins.
Next, check boxes to select all the plugins you want to install, select the bulk action of install from the dropdown box and then click the button to apply.
Select the plugins you had installed, and then apply the bulk action to activate them.
Finally, you will got a confirmation notice that your plugins were activeded.
To help you set up website with the least efforts, we include in the theme package dummy content file. After installing it, all content seen on the live demo will be imported except for images/videos.
There are two methods you can use, one is using our One-click Importer, the other is Importing manually. To go with the former option, please follow the steps below:
To imprort demo content by yourself, please follow some steps below:
1. Install and Active Widget Importer & Exporter plugin.
2. Import XML you need deactivate plugin EF3 Import And Export.
You need to extra theme package file. And then:
1. Go to Tools on the CPT UI menu
2. You shoud be able to find it following the path Mentis > inc > demo-data > Mentis > taxonomies.json.
3. You can copy all content in file taxonomies.json and paste in here like image below:
1. Go to Post Types tab.
2. Copy all content in file post-type.json in the path Mentis > inc > demo-data > Mentis > post-type.json and paste in here like image below.
1. Go to Tools > Import.
2. You need upload two file:
Select Wordpress system then browse for the .xml file. You shoud be able to find it following the path Mentis > inc > demo-data > Mentis > content > attachment-data.xml
And Mentis > inc > demo-data > Mentis > content > content-data.xml
3. Choose a WXR (.xml) file to upload, then click Upload file and import.
4. You will then have the choice to import attachments, so click on the "Download and import file attachments" box.
5. Click Submit.
Repeat the steps with content-data.xml file.
1. Go to Slider Revolution.
2. Import slider.
3. You shoud be able to find it following the path Mentis > inc > demo-data > Mentis > revslider > home1.zip. You need upload all slider inside revslider file.
1. Go to Mentis > Import / Export on the left menu
2. You shoud be able to find it following the path Mentis > inc > demo-data > Mentis > options.json .
3. You go to the option import / export in theme options then click on the button: "import this file" and copy all content in file options.json and paste in here like image below.
This is plugin required all our themes
This plugin provides an easy to use interface to create and administer custom post types and taxonomies in WordPress. This plugin is created for WordPress 4.x.
If you need dedicated support for this plugin, please visit: Custom Post Type UI
Contact Form 7 is one of the most popular form builders for wordpress.
We have created styles ready for you to use within your Victoria theme.
For detailed inforamtion and support on this plugin, please go to: Contact Form 7
Drag and drop page builder for WordPress. Take full control over your WordPress site, build any layout you can imagine – no programming knowledge required
If you need dedicated support for this component, please visit: WPBakery Page Builder
Slider Revolution is an innovative, responsive WordPress Slider Plugin that displays your content the beautiful way. Whether it's a Slider, Carousel, Hero Scene or even a whole Front Page, the visual, drag & drop editor will let you tell your own stories in no time!
For detailed inforamtion and support on this plugin, please go to: Slider Revolution
The first, please go to Page > Add new in the sidebar left to create a new page.
Enter the Page title and content for page, example as image below:
Click Publish and View page to see Result:
Then, scroll down to the bottom of page to see the Page Options section. With the Page Options specially built for our themes, you can easily customize for Header, Page Title & BC, Content and Footer of every page.
Before having a Blog page, you must have Post items first.
Result for Blog Classic page.
Or to adding posts to page, you will use the shortcode CMS Grid to do this. First add new page.
6. On our theme, to Service page more perfect, we used Visual Composer to built the page. If you can't use VC in Service page, please go to Visual Composer > Role Manager to enalble it in this page.
Then, click Save changes
Now, reload Service page you have created or add a new Service, you will see Composer switch mode. And you can built your Service with our shortcodes.
You will use the Post Grid shortcode to do this. First add new page.
Upon installation, WooCommerce creates the following new pages:
In case that you want to assign another page as Shop page, go to Woo Commerce>Settings>Display
For more detailed guide, please read Wootheme's official document for Woocommerce at Woocommerce Settings
To set a page as Home page, go to Settings > Reading in your WordPress Dashboard panel.
To Add Widget on Sidebar, please following these steps:
Go to Blog page to see Sidebar result:
The options panel is home to all of the theme's extensive configuration options. To view the panel, click on Mentis in the left-hand menu. Here you have the ability to alter many core aspects that make up how your theme looks and behaves. Any of the options that have some ambiguity to them conviently have descriptions to explain their purpose.
Theme Options is the main section of Mentis, which you can do your global settings for your website. You can access Theme Options from top left side of your dashboard. We are going to describe about General Settings options available under Mentis > General section of Theme Options in this article.
Here you can choose the body style as well as set the page width in pixels.
Boxed - the page's body is in the area of limited screen width, and the background image is visible.
Full width - the page's body occupies an entire screen width (background image is behind it and is not visible), and the content occupies the fixed width area in the center of the screen.
Example for boxed layout:
Example for fullwidth layout:
Not just color, all text elements are also within your control. You can define the style of Body font and H1 to H6 Headlines for yourself.
On this section, Mentis theme had some available fonts for you. If you want to set a special font for a special class, you only need to insert your class into Selector section, and choose the font that you want on the Font dropdown box. Finally, you click Save changes and see your result, all completed.
1. Copy class that you want to change.
2. Select typography and paste class on Selector section.
The first, please go to Page > Add New to create a new page.
Visual Composer is a powerful Wordpress page builder that allows you to create complex page layouts without touching a single line of code. To switch to Visual Composer's Backend Editor, click on this button:
When Visual Composer's editing pane comes up, click on either of these buttons to Add Element.
A shortcode selecting panel will show up, you can see all the shortcode available in the theme. Select the one you would like to use.
You will then encounter a setting panel for the shortcode (each shortcode has it own setting options), after a bit of configuration, it will show up nicely on your page.
Select CMS Google Map.
CMS Google Map allows embedding a google map in Mentis style.
Our themes are optimized by with H1, H2, H3, H4, H5 tags, clean code, HTML5 but if you want to get higher ranking on search engines, you must need some help from SEO plugins and Google Pagespeed Service:
You can update our theme using some ways bellow
1. Update theme using Envato WordPress Toolkit
2. You can update manual theme
If you have any troubles while using auto update ( It is likely to be a permissions issue ) then you may want to manually update the theme via FTP or Cpanel.
Download the latest version of the theme on ThemeForest download page and simply replace with the old one via FTP or Cpanel.