Adding the Theme
Step 1: Login to your site as an admin user. Then go to Dashboard > Appearance > Themes.
Step 2: click on the Themes under appearance.
Step 3: Then click on Add New button.
Step 4: Click the Upload Theme link on the next page.
Step 5: Then click on the Choose file button and select Realesta.zip file from your computer directory.
Step 6: Now click on the Install Now button and wait until the installation is complete. After successful installation of theme click on Activate button and enjoy the theme features. After activating, this theme will be used for the whole site instead of the default WordPress theme.
Essential Plugins and Installation
For using all features of Realesta you have to install and activate all required plugins. All essential plugins are included in the Realesta theme. Just after activating Realesta theme you would see a notification that asks you to install required plugins for this theme. Click on “Begin installing plugins” And wait until all required plugins are installed.
Our Essential Plugins
- Realesta Core
- WP Page Builder
- WP Mega Menu (Free)
- MailChimp for WordPress
- Realesta Demo Importer
Or, you can also install the above essential plugins in 2 easy steps.
Step 1: Go to Dasboard > Appearance > Install Plugins Menu
Step 2: Then click on Install link under each plugin title and enjoy these plugins after activating them.
- Realesta Core: Realesta Core is an essential and required plugin. It has all the core features of the theme, like the post type, all custom shortcodes, widgets etc.
- WP Page Builder: WP Page Builder is a necessary and required plugin. It is a highly responsive drag & drop page builder, that allows you to create complete website with a lot of customization options and over 30+ addons.
- WP Mega Menu: WP Mega Menu is a unique mega menu builder that comes with the Realesta plugin. It enables you to create flexible and organized menus throughout your website with a lot of design options. However, this plugin is not mandatory to use with this theme.
- MailChimp for WordPress: You can use this plugin for collecting email addresses and this plugin is not mandatory.
Import Sample Data: If you want to experiment with the demo data on your website then you need to import the sample data. From menu, choose Tools > Import > WordPress. Click WordPress, then you will see the “Import WordPress” option which allows you to upload .xml file from / Demo Content folder. If this tool is not installed on your site, you have to install “WordPress Importer” plugin manually.
One Click Demo Install
If you want to get exactly the same page layout as you see on the Realesta demo site, you may import the demo contents on your site. Remember, demo contents are not authorized for live websites. Demo contents are only for experimental purpose. But you can just use the demo layout by editing the texts, images and others. To use the one-click demo importer, go to the Dashboard and Click on the One click Demo import button at the bottom. Import one of the available demo items shown there.
It’s an important part of the Realesta theme Installation process. First, you need to set your menu for the Primary Menu location. Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Menus, then click on Manage Locations and select/create your menu for the Primary Menu location. You can follow the below screenshot.
Mega Menu theme import
Once you set the menu up, you need to configure the mega menu theme. To do so, go to Dashboard > Mega Menu > Themes. Find “Import Theme” option and upload “realesta.txt” found under “mega menu theme” folder.
To enable the Mega menu feature for any menu item on the navbar, go to Dashboard > Appearance > Menus. Then click any menu item you like and configure the Mega menu. See the following screenshot.
Set Static Home Page (Required)
WordPress shows the latest blog posts by default on the front page. If you want to make it look like the demo Realesta site, then you need to set a static Home Page. Below see the way how to set the static home page. Navigate Dashboard > Settings > Reading. From here, select a static page for the Front page select Home. You can follow below screenshot.
Setup Permalinks (Required)
Make sure to configure permalinks. By default, WordPress uses web URLs which have question marks and lots of numbers in them; however, WordPress offers you the ability to create a custom URL structure for your permalinks and archives. This can improve the aesthetics, usability, and forward-compatibility of your links. From WP admin panel, go to the following path: Settings > Permalinks then select “Post name”.
WP Page Builder
WP Page Builder is a fast and unique plugin that helps you create WordPress sites within seconds without writing a single line of code. You can create great website layouts and enrich them with all the addons and widgets support that you get. There are also a huge number of settings that let you customize your website endlessly.
Since Realesta comes with WP Page Builder, you’ll see it is showing on the left sidebar. If you want to configure the settings in your own way, you can go to the WordPress Dashboard > WP Page Builder. Following is the explanation of all the functions.
Post Type: You need to choose which type of content you will be editing with WP Page Builder. The types you’ll be selecting from here will allow the WP Page Builder to have editing accessibility.
Exclude User Role: This list shows all the user roles of your website. If you don’t want to give WP Page Builder editing permission to a particular user role type you can select it from here. You can select multiple role types as well.
Content Width: You can set the default content width from here. Current default content width is 1140 px.
Gutter: You can set the space length between columns from this setting. The default column spacing is 30 px.
CSS Save Method: You can define the CSS saving method from here. Selecting Header will save CSS in the header and selecting File System will save CSS in a separate file.
Cache: This option requires only a single click to clean WP Page Builder cache and synchronize the built-in blocks with the server.
And don’t forget to hit “Save Changes” if you ever made any changes to the setting otherwise it will not work.
For more detailed information, check out WP Page Builder documentation