Before start the installation, be sure, your systems should meet the following requirements.
- PHP 5.2.17+
- MySQL 3.23
- Apache 1.3
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer 9+
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/
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/
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.
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.
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!
Customize logo, color, links, text etc., all this is possible via theme admin area.
Go to Administration > Appearance and select Settings installed theme
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 patternHow 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.
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:
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 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.
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 Real Estateing 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']);?>
It's possible to visualize all modules set on a theme. Home » Administration » Structure and click to Demonstrate block regions (ordasoft_template)
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".
To change the setting and other settings of the logo you have to go: Drupal Admin Area Appearance -> Settings -> Your site -> Logo.
Main Menu imeit large number of settings , so you can add a second level menu , to modify or add new items to the menu you have to go: Drupal Admin Area -> Structure -> Menu -> Main Menu.
3. Slideshow Top
To change the content in the slide show will need to pass: Drupal Admin Area -> Content (Click on Content) -> Slider Top. Select edit and change existing content or add new
4. Change background Slideshow Top
In order to change the background of the slider you will need to create your image and rename it to bg_slider.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 Slideshow Top.
5. Our best at home
In this section, you can add or remove the house, for this you will need to pass Admin Area -> Content -> Add content -> House. Or modify existing homes
6. Making your home
Making your home is as follows; you will need to pass Admin Area -> Content -> Add content -> House. Next you need to fill in the appropriate fields
7. Adding an agent
When filling out the fields in your home created, you can specify the agent that relate to this house. To do this you will need to specify it as the author
8. Creating an agent
In order to create an agent you will need to pass Admin Area -> People -> Add user; or modify existing ones
Fill in all the relevant fields
After filling in all fields, press save and enter your user as an agent in the appropriate house as described in section "7. Adding an agent"
9. Our Team
in Our Team section you can download or delete images and edit information, for this you need to pass: Drupal Admin Area -> Content -> Team.
In this section you can change information as you need and upload new picture.
10. Individual level
In this section you can add your information to this you will need to pass Admin Area -> Content;
11. Why vhoose us
To change the information in this section, you will need to pass Area Structure -> Blocks -> Choose Us;
To change the information in this section, you will need to pass Area Structure -> Blocks -> Lorem;
13. Slidshow bottom
To change the information in this section, you will need to pass Admin Area -> Content -> Slider Bottom;
To correctly display the images in Slidshow, specify the correct path to your images
14. Change background Slideshow bottom
In order to change the background of the slider you will need to create your image and rename it to bg_slider2.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 Slideshow bottom.
15. Front Map
In this section, you can add or change information for this you will need to pass: Drupal Admin Area Structure -> Blocks -> Front Map
16. Footer information
To change the information in this section, you will need to pass Area Structure -> Blocks -> test2;
17. Social Icons
Setting social icons allows adding or changing 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
18. Menu Pages and Footer Menu
To change or add menu items in these sections look section "2. Menu"
19. Contact Info
To modify or add information to this section, you will need to pass Area Structure -> Blocks -> Contact info;
20. Footer copyright
Copyrights on OS temaplate you can change via theme admin area, go to: Drupal Admin Area -> Appearance -> Settings.
Contact our team
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.
Go to: Drupal Admin Area -> Content -> Add content-> Blog entry.
Add new article or edit your articles.
Go to: Drupal Admin Area -> Content.
Support of all themes is carried out on OrdaSoft forum
- latest Update: 18/03/2015
- By OrdaSoft