1 - Getting Started

To install this theme you must have a working installation of WordPress on your server. For information in regard to installing the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex - http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

Package contents

When you are ready to install a theme, you must first upload the theme files and then activate the theme itself. In this regard, first unzip the theme package you have downloaded from themeforest.net. In the extracted folder you can see following sub-folders:

  1. Theme — This folder contains original theme in zipped and non-zipped format. It also contains a bare-bone child-theme for you.

  2. Documentation — Inside this folder you will find this same documentation.

  3. Licensing — Licensing details of this theme are contained in this folder.

Theme Installation

Now that you've extracted the packaged zip file, you have to upload the theme files to your web server, for this there are two ways:

  • FTP Upload — Using your FTP program, upload the non-zipped theme folder into the /wp-content/themes/ folder on your server.

  • WordPress Upload — Navigate to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme. Go to browse, and select the zipped theme folder. Hit "Install Now" and the theme will be uploaded and installed.

In the second method, please ensure you are uploading the theme's .zip file, not the entire package zip file you've downloaded. In this case, you will be uploading capstone.zip. If you upload the wrong file (the package) you will get an error stating "Error: missing style.css stylesheet."

Running Theme Wizard

As soon as you activate the theme the "Theme Wizard" will start. Following this theme wizard is optional but I would recommend following it because it makes it easy for you to setup child theme, install and activate plugins and import demo data (optional).

Easy to use theme wizard

When you click "Start", at first step of theme wizard it will ask you to "Install Child Theme", this step is optional but it is considered best practice to use a child theme and modify it (if needed) instead of modifying the core theme directly.

In the next step, it will ask you to "Install (required) Plugins", this step is mandatory and you have to install all required plugins listed in this section. It will also "activate" the plugins automatically.

It must be noted that, this step will only install plugins which comes bundled with the theme or which are available for free. It will NOT install premium plugins, you have to buy and install them separately.

In the last and final step it will ask you to "Import (demo) Content", this step is optional. If you want to start from scratch and don't want any demo data you can skip this step, other wise you can proceed to importing demo data by click of a button.

Once the wizard is finished it will display following message and you can check your newly installed theme by clicking the "View your website" button.

If you have succesfully imported the theme data, following the upcoming docs sections step-by-step might not be required. However, if you want to get a sense on how the theme fucntions behind the scene or you want to understand how to edit the imported data, I would recommend you to read rest of the documentation.

Plugins Guide

Although core WordPress functionality (blog and standard pages) of the theme will work out of the box (i.e. without installing any plugin) but in order to take full advantage and to extend theme’s functionality (job listings, resume listings, paid listing … etc) the theme asks for installing some plugins when you first activate the theme.

If you have followed the theme wizard, required plugins would have already been installed. However, if you have skipped the theme wizard and want to start from scratch then you should notice a banner notification across the top of your admin dashboard advising you to install specific required & recommended plugins.

Install & activate these plugins by clicking the "Begin installing plugins" link. Check the boxes next to the plugins > select "Install" from the drop-down menu > and click "Apply".

After this, follow the same steps but now select "Activate" from the drop-down menu.

Free Plugins (Bundled)

Following are some free plugins which are required by the theme and you won't have to pay any extra money to use their functionality.

Name

Price

Purpose

Advanced Custom Fields

$0

Used to handle meta boxes and custom fields.

Capstone Pro

$0

It extends the functionality of core "capstone" theme by providing extra modules for "beaver page builder" and some custom widget(s).

WP Job Manager

$0

It is used to add core "job listing" functionality to the theme.

WP Job Manager - Company Profiles

$0

It is used to add "companies listing" functionality to the theme.

Profile Builder

$0

This plugins allows you to add "user registration" as well as "user logging in" functionality to the front-end of you site.

Nav Menu Roles

$0

This plugin lets you hide custom menu items based on user roles.

Resume Listings

$0

It allows your site visitors to submit their resumes, you can list those resumes for potential employers.

Bookmarks

$0

Allow logged in candidates and employers to bookmark jobs and resumes along with an added note.

Job Alerts

$0

Allow registered users to save their job searches and create alerts which send new jobs via email daily, weekly or fortnightly.

Job Tags

$0

Tag jobs with required skills, interests & technologies, show jobs by tag using shortcodes, and add tag filtering to the main jobs shortcode.

Application Deadline

$0

Allow job listers to set a closing date via a new field on the job submission form.

Applications

$0

Allow candidates to apply to jobs using a form & employers to view and manage the applications from their job dashboard.

Paid Listings

$0

It allows you to create submission packages, which limits number of submissions a user can have. Requires the WooCommerce plugin.

In addition to free plugins mentioned above the theme also comes with optimized visual support for following paid plugins with the theme. The theme won't notify to install these paid plugins upon theme installation, so you'll have to upload and activate them separately, as per your requirement.

Name

Price

Purpose

Field Editor

$39

Allows you to add/edit/delete new/existing fields and show them on relevant page

Visibility

$29

Allows you to define visibility criteria for any given custom field

Packages

$39

allows you to offer packages to limit number of listing views and ability to apply or contact listing owner

Private Messages

$39

enable on-site private message among site users