Technical requirements

Before start the installation, be sure, your systems should meet the following requirements.

Server Requirement

  • PHP 5.2.17+
  • MySQL 3.23
  • Apache 1.3

Browser Requirements

  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer 9+

Configuration Options

We recommend to use the following servers in your PC to develop your site.

  • LAMP (Linux)
  • WAMP (Windows)
  • MAMP (Macintosh)
  • XAMPP (Multi-platform)

Quickstart Package Installation

In All Drupal themes packages created by OrdaSoft you can find Quickstart Package. Quickstart Package allow you to install Drupal theme with demo data in few clicks. We highly recommend this method of Drupal installation

1. Uploading on server

Through FileZilla or another FTP software, upload all files from QuickStart Package folder to your website directory.

2. Run the Drupal 7 Installation Wizard

Open your web browser and go to the folder that you uploaded your QuickStart Package.

3. Choose profile

On the configuration page, you'll need to select profile installation your theme.

4. Select language

If you want to select a different language, you can select it here for versions of Drupal 7.2. After that, copy the language file in a directory

name your site/profiles/name your profile/translations/

5. Notice

If you experience such a message, you need to make copy of the file default.settings.php, and rename it to settings.php. The file is located in the directory

name your site/sites/default/

6. Database

Configure Drupal 7 with the your database. First you need create database in control panel phpMyAdmin in your hosting. Next you need to fill in all the fields according to created database.

7. Configure site

Configure Drupal 7 for your site. Enter the site name, site, e-mail address, user name, e-mail address and password, select your country and time zone, click Save and Continue for final the installation.

Single theme installation

In All Drupal themes packages created by OrdaSoft you can find Drupal theme file. Drupal theme installation via admin area should take no more than one minute.

1. Enter to Admin area

You need to go to your Drupal admin area, type in your browser http://your site/?q=user, enter Drupal administrator Login and Password. If Drupal 7 will be activated clean URLs, then the path will be the http://your site/user

2. Upload File & Install

From the backend of your Drupal 7 site (administration) select Appearance -> +Install new theme. Click the Browse button and select the theme on your local machine. Install from a URL - copy the address of the theme for installation. So you can download directly to your theme directory your site/sites/all/themes, and it will appear in the administrative block.

FAQ

What is the difference between Quick Start package and single theme installation? Installing Quick Start package you get the same site as at the demo version. Quick Start package contains an entire Drupal installation and already configured Drupal theme and modules which we used on the demo site. Installing Drupal theme via Extension manager doesn't include sample date. You will need by your self to install and configure all modules.

Notice

Remember! If you make any changes to that code, you will need to adhere to strict rules of syntax of programming languages. Look carefully at the sample code in the documentation and the files themselves which you edit!

Admin Panel

Customize logo, color, links, text etc., all this is possible via theme admin area.

Go to Administration > Appearance and select Settings installed theme

Color scheme

In the theme admin panel, you can select customize the color yourself if you wish to certain parts of the site:

  • Body background
  • Footer background
  • Line background
  • Body Link color
  • Body link hover color
  • Footer link color
  • Footer link hover color
  • Main menu color
  • Main menu hover color
  • Body text color

Logo and Favicon

Upload your own logo and favicon in few simple steps. Press to "Select" button and in the popup window, select the logo or favicon, available settings:

  • Uppload logo
  • Width logo
  • Uppload favicon

Body pattern

How to upload my own body pattern?

To do this, you must upload new pattern at your theme via FTP into the folder your_sites/sites/all/themes/ordasoft_template/images.Then you need to declare a new pattern in the theme-settings.php file is in the folder your_sites/sites/all/themes/ordasoft_template/.There you should find the following line of code:

  $form['ordasoft_template_settings']['body_pattern']['layout_pattern'] = array(
      '#type' => 'select',
      '#options' => array (
		    'none' => t('None'),
		    'body_bg1' => t('Stone'),
		    'body_bg2' => t('Lines'),
		    'body_bg3' => t('Rhombus'),
		    'body_bg4' => t('Noise'),
		    'body_bg5' => t('Сloth')
		  ),
      '#title' => t('Select Pattern'),
      '#default_value' => theme_get_setting('layout_pattern', 'ordasoft_template'),
      );

In the above, body_bg2 - file name of your pattern, t('Lines') - the name of file in select list in the admin dashboard.

Typography

OrdaSoft themes use Google Fonts. Google Fonts provides high-quality fonts that you can include in your pages using the Google Fonts API. Benefits of the Google Fonts API include:

  • A choice of high quality open source fonts.
  • Works in most browsers.
  • Extremely easy to use.

In theme added most popular Google fonts and You can specify your own font for: Body, Body Links, Main Menu, Footer, h1 - h6.

How to add new font from Google?

You need to get the connection code font on the Google Fonts site. This code should look like:

@import url(http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Oswald:400,300,700);

Then you should to insert this generated code in style.css file in the folder your_sites/sites/all/themes/ordasoft_template/css/style.css

For the emergence of the new font in the font list in admin area, add the following code in the theme-settings.php file is in the folder your_sites/sites/all/themes/ordasoft_template/:

  $options_font = array (
      'Abel, sans-serif' => 'Abel',
      'Arial, sans-serif' => 'Arial',
      'Comfortaa' => 'Comfortaa',
      'Dosis, sans-serif' => 'Dosis',
      'Droid Sans, sans-serif' => 'Droid Sans',
      'Francois One, sans-serif' => 'Francois One',
      'Georgia, serif' => 'Georgia',
      'Helvetica, sans-serif' => 'Helvetica',
      'Lato, sans-serif' => 'Lato',
      'Lobster, sans-serif' => 'Lobster',
      'Lora, sans-serif' => 'Lora',
      'Open Sans Condensed, sans-serif' => 'Open Sans Condensed',
      'Open Sans, sans-serif' => 'Open Sans',
      'Oswald, sans-serif' => 'Oswald',
      'Oxygen, sans-serif' => 'Oxygen',
      'PT Sans Narrow, sans-serif' => 'PT Sans Narrow',
      'PT Sans' => 'PT Sans',
      'Prosto One, cursive' => 'Prosto One',
      'Quicksand, sans-serif' => 'Quicksand',
      'Roboto Condensed, sans-serif' => 'Roboto Condensed',
      'Roboto, sans-serif' => 'Roboto',
      'Share, cursive' => 'Share',
      'Source Sans Pro, sans-serif' => 'Source Sans Pro',
      'Times New Roman, sans-serif' => 'Times New Roman',
      'Ubuntu Condensed, sans-serif' => 'Ubuntu Condensed',
      'Ubuntu, sans-serif' => 'Ubuntu',
      'Verdana, sans-serif' => 'Verdana'
  );

This code has added a new font 'Raleway' for the tag H1 to the list of fonts in admin area.

Module positions

Module positions are placeholders in a theme. They identify positions within the theme and tell the Drupal 7 application where to place output from modules assigned to a particular position. The theme designer has complete control over module positions, creating variations between themes and the respective Drupal default positions assigned to modules in the installation sample data.

For example, the module position regions[home_page_gallery] could be defined to be in the bottom of the theme to display a slideshow. So if a module is assigned the regions[home_page_gallery], it will be displayed wherever the designer puts that bottom module position - not necessarily the bottom side of the page.

ordasoft_template.info

The ordasoft_template.info file contains all the installation and core information for a theme, including the module positions it utilizes. Here is list module positions theme.

regions[top_menu] = Top Menu
regions[search] = Search
regions[top1] = Top 1
regions[top2] = Top 2
regions[top3] = Top 3
regions[top4] = Top 4
regions[top_content1] = Top Content 1
regions[top_content2] = Top Content 2
regions[top_content3] = Top Content 3
regions[top_content4] = Top Content 4
regions[recent_comments] = Recent comments
regions[categories_blog] = Categories blog
regions[recent_blog] = Recent blog posts
regions[contact_info] = Contact info
regions[line1] = Line 1
regions[line2] = Line 2
regions[line3] = Line 3
regions[line4] = Line 4
regions[top_content] = Top Content
regions[feature1] = Feature 1
regions[feature2] = Feature 2
regions[feature3] = Feature 3
regions[feature4] = Feature 4
regions[contenttop1] = Contenttop 1
regions[contenttop2] = Contenttop 2
regions[contenttop3] = Contenttop 3
regions[contenttop4] = Contenttop 4
regions[sidebar_left] = Sidebar Left
regions[content] = Content
regions[sidebar_right] = Sidebar Right
regions[contentbottom1] = Contentbottom 1
regions[contentbottom2] = Contentbottom 2
regions[contentbottom3] = Contentbottom 3
regions[contentbottom4] = Contentbottom 4
regions[bottom_line1] = Bottom Line 1
regions[bottom_line2] = Bottom Line 2
regions[bottom_line3] = Bottom Line 3
regions[bottom_line4] = Bottom Line 4
regions[bottom1] = Bottom 1
regions[bottom2] = Bottom 2
regions[bottom3] = Bottom 3
regions[bottom4] = Bottom 4
regions[last1] = last 1
regions[last2] = last 2
regions[last3] = last 3
regions[last4] = last 4
regions[footer_menu] = Footer Menu
regions[footer1] = Footer 1
regions[footer2] = Footer 2
regions[footer3] = Footer 3
regions[footer4] = Footer 4

Although these are commonly used, it is up to the theme developer to choose both a module position name and an ac Car Companying display style. The addition of module positions, as displayed above in file info, and renderer this position in file page..php as shown below.

<?php print render($page['home_page_gallery']);?>

Visualization

It's possible to visualize all modules set on a theme. Home » Administration » Structure and click to Demonstrate block regions (ordasoft_template)

Theme updating

Backup your Drupal site

To help ensure that you don't lose your Drupal database or files in process updating theme you should make backup.

Uninstall your Drupal theme

Go to: Drupal Admin Area -> Appearance. If you have active theme, then click Disable, adn remove this folder theme from directory site your_site/sites/all/themes/

Install your new Drupal theme inverse manner

All other modules, you can upload in folder modules your_site/sites/all/modules:

  • Upload Package File - (select a package from your PC, upload and install it)
  • Install from Directory - (enter the path where the package is located on your webserver)
  • Install from URL - (enter the URL to the package)

Option 3 does everything for you, your environment needs to be properly configured to allow this. Option 1 requires you to download the package to your PC. Option 2 requires you to unzip and move the folders/files to your webserver. All option require the webserver to have write access to the webspace.

Choose the first method: Upload Package File. Select the package from your PC and click the button "Upload File & Install".

Home page

1. Logo

To change the setting of the logo you need go to: Drupal Admin Area Appearance -> Settings -> Your site -> Logo

.

2. Menu

Main Menu has large number of settings, so you can add a second level menu, to modify or add new items to the menu you need go to: Drupal Admin Area -> Structure -> Menu -> Main Menu.

3. Info Block

This output unit basic information about the site. And then displayed the slogan of the site, you can set the basic settings in Drupal Admin Area Appearance -> Settings -> Your site -> Toggle display

4. Change background Info Block

In order to change the background of the slider you will need to create your image and rename it to drupal1.jpg, then you need to go your site/sites/all/themes/your theme/images and replace staying there a picture with the same name. Then your picture will be on background Info Block.

5. Featured Services

In this section you can add your own information. For this you will need to pass Drupal Admin Area -> Structure -> Content -> Featured Services

6. From Our Portfolio

In this block, output images from the blog

7. Our Services

In this section you can add your own information. For this you will need to pass Drupal Admin Area -> Structure -> Content -> Our Services

8. From Our Blog

In this section you can add your own information. For this you will need to pass Drupal Admin Area -> Structure -> Content -> Our Services

9. Footer Menu

Main Menu it has large number of settings , so you can add a second level menu , to modify or add new items to the menu you need go to: Drupal Admin Area -> Structure -> Menu -> Footer Menu.

10. Footer copyright

Copyright of OS temaplate you can change via theme admin area, go to: Drupal Admin Area -> Appearance -> Settings.

11. Color scheme

In this section you can change the color scheme of your site, to change the color of website you will need to pass Drupal Admin Area -> Appearance -> Settings -> your theme

12. Social Icons

Setting of social icons allows add or change the number of icons on your website, for the settings social icons you will need to pass control panel, go to Drupal Admin Area -> Appearance -> Settings -> Your site -> Social Icon

Shop

1. Page Shop

This page displays all the added products

Displayed on this page a couple of blocks, which will be discussed below.

1.2 Slideshow

At the slider output image added cars. To change the setting of the slider, you will need to go to the Drupal Admin Area -> Structure -> View -> Slideshow

You can also modify existing slides, or add new.

1.3 Products

Then outputting your added items.

To modify or add new items you need to go to the Admin Panel -> Content -> Products

1.4 left Sidebar

This block appears Shopping cart and Catalog Products, then displays information about your shopping cart and store product categories, they are output Admin Panel -> Block -> Catalog, Admin Panel -> Block -> Shopping Cart

1.4 Best Products

In this block display popular products.

Default Loyout

1. Default Loyout

This page displays products without slider

All Categories

1. All Categories

This page displays Category products

This page also displayed the description of the categories, you can change it through Admin Panel -> Blocks -> Categories Description

Single Categories

1. Single Categories

This page displays Single Categories

Left Sidebar

1. Left Sidebar

On this page Sidebar displayed on the left

Right Sidebar

1. Right Sidebar

On this page Sidebar displayed on the Right

Single Product Page

1. Single Product Page

This page displays product and description

Shopping cart

1. Shopping cart

This page displays Shopping cart. Then outputting your added items. Here you can add a number of products or remove them. You may pay for your added Products.

Pages

Pages

In this section are located pages connected with site information. You can add or change them through Drupal Admin Area -> Content.

Elements

Elements

This section contains elements Bootstrap

You can change these pages, go to: Drupal admin -> Structure -> Blocks

Blog

Go to: Drupal Admin Area -> Content -> Add content-> Blog entry.
Add new article or edit your articles.
Go to: Drupal Admin Area -> Content.

Forum

Go to: Drupal Admin Area -> Content -> Forum-> Forum topic.

Add new article or edit your articles.

You can also add new topics for the forum for this you will need to pass Drupal Admin Area -> Taxonomy -> Forums -> Add term

Contact our team

Contact form

Go to: Drupal Admin Area -> Structure -> Contact form.

Or if You want change block, go to: Drupal Admin Area -> Structure -> Blocks -> Contact form.

Make sure you enter a valid email address, because it will be used by the contact form.

Support

Support of all themes is carried out on OrdaSoft forum

Created: 18/03/2015

  • latest Update: 18/03/2015
  • By OrdaSoft
  • http://ordasoft.com/