Familiarity with the WordPress Ecosystem

Please take the time to read through the instructions and take notice of the instructions listed here, as many support-related questions can be answered simply by re-reading these instructions.

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If you are new to WordPress, please read the WordPress documentation first:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Posts (WordPress Posts)
http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages (WordPress Pages)
http://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Panels (Administration Panels)

Theme Installation

From WordPress Dashboard 

  1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panels.
  2. Go to the Appearance panel, then Themes.
  3. Click Add New.
  4. Search theme name Shopical
  5. After Installing the theme Click Activate button

FTP Installation

  1. Use your FTP software to browse to the wp-content/themes folder.
  2. Extract shopical.zip and upload the folder.
  3. Once it’s uploaded, go to your WordPress Admin, and browse to Appearance > Themes.
  4. Click the Activate link.

Via AF themes Site

  1. Download Shopical theme via, www.afthemes.com/products/shopical
  2. Go to your WordPress website dashboard
  3. Go to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload and select the Zip file you recently downloaded.
  4. Click on Install and Activate it.

You can always use the support forum in case you faced any problems while installing the theme.

Shopical Recommended Plugins

All the above-listed plugins are recommended on the WordPress dashboard after activating the theme. You can simply install them from there. See the below video to know more about installing plugins.

How to Import Dummy Data?

Importing the demo data is easy in the Shopical WooCommerce WordPress theme.

  1. Download AF Companion Plugin recommend by the theme
  2. After installing the plugin, Click Activate button
  3. Open AF Companion which appears in your Dashboard.
  4. Then, Click on the Import Option of the Demo

Note: If your website has genuine content already, it is not recommended to import the dummy data. Make sure, you are building a new website from scratch before importing the dummy data.

How to add Pages?

It is easy to add a post and page in WordPress.

  1. Go to Admin Panel
  2. Go to Pages Add New
  3. Give the Title of the Page
  4. Write the Content of the Page
  5. Scroll to down and see the right corner, you will find the Set Featured Image section

Note: If you are not familiar with the new WordPress Editor Gutenberg, you can easily disable it and enable the classic editor.

How to add Products in WooCommerce?

At first, make sure all the recommended plugins are installed and activated. After installing the WooCommerce plugin, Products section will appear on the admin dashboard.

  1. Go to Admin Dashboard > Products > Add New
  2. Put the Product Title
  3. Enter the descriptions, gallery images, products price, and other information
  4. Select/Create a product category.
  5. Click on publish to Save the Products. Likewise, you can simply add all the products one by one.

P.S.:- You can also import the products XML file from Tools > Import > Products. 

How to make my website like your demo?

Importing the demo content will easily make the website like the demo. However, you can follow the basic steps mentioned below if you want to do it manually.

1. Install Theme Shopical

  • Go to Admin Panel > Appearance > Themes > Add New and search theme Shopical
  • Click on Install and then Activate

We already mentioned the possible methods to install theme above.

2. Create Page for Home and Blog( Static front Page )
At first, you need to create two pages, one for Home Page and another for the Blog page.

  • Go to admin panel > Pages > Add New
  • Give the title of the page (Example: Home Page)
  • Click on Publish to publish the page.
  • Create another page (for Blog).

3. Set Homepage and Blog page

  • Go to admin panel > Settings > Reading
  • Click on “A static page (select below)”
  • Set Front page: (Home Page recently created above)
  • Posts page:(Blog you recently created)

See the below video to know more about setting home page and blog page.

A Trip to Customizer

Well, Shopical is fully developed based on customizer. So, you need to check all the options available inside customizer meticulously.

Main Banner and Featured Section

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Front Page Main Banner Options
  2. Check the available settings there.

The main banner section includes,

  • Banner Advertisement
  • Layout Options
  • Latest Products Carousel
  • Top Categories
  • Main Slider
  • First Thumb Slider
  • Second Thumb Slider

Check all the available settings one by one. See the below videos to know more about this section.

Theme Options Overview

Available options are inside Appearance > Customize,

  • Preloader Options
  • Global Layout Options
  • Top Header Options
  • Header Options
  • Contact Options
  • Secure Payment Badge Option
  • Footer Options
  • Scroll to Top

Each section have multiple settings, check them all. You can see the below video to know more about this section.

Widgets Overview

10+ custom widgets are available in this theme. You can place all the available widgets on the respected widgets area.

Custom Widgets are,

  • Products carousel Tabbed
  • Products List
  • Products Slider
  • Products Carousel
  • Store Offers
  • Call To Action
  • Latest Posts
  • Product Lists
  • Features and Facilities

Note: You can add all the above-listed widgets on the Static Front Page Section Widget Area. See the below video to know more about the widgets.

WooCommerce Settings Overview

Hence, this is a WooCommerce theme, you need to know some basic ideas about the WooCommerce settings available on the theme. This section of customizer includes the major theme settings. Available options are inside Appearance > Customize > WooCommerce,

  • Store Global Options
    • Content Alignment
    • Breadcrumb
  • Button and Badge Text
    • Sale Text
    • Single Add to cart text
    • Simple products add to cart text
  • Product Search
    • Product search placeholder
    • Select category
  • Minicart settings
  • Language Currency Switcher
  • Store Notice
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Images
  • Checkout
  • Product Loop
  • Shop Page
  • Product Page

Each section has multiple setting options, check the individually. See the below video for more information.

Available Widgets Areas

Shopical has widgets areas,

  • Main Sidebar
  • Static Frontpage Section
  • Off-Canvas Panel Shop Sidebar
  • Footer Widgets Sections( 3 Sidebars in Footer )

P.S.:- More Sidebars are available in the premium version.

Shopical Pro: Frontpage Overview