DJ-Commune WordPress. Installation from scratch

DJ-Commune WordPress. Installation from scratch

What is the djcommune-wp-elements_V.1.x.zip?

It is a set of files that allows you to install a website based on the DJ-University theme from scratch or install it on an existing website

What's in the package?

In the package, you will find the following files:




DJ Commune- Settings.json: A special .json file containing all settings for Yootheme Pro along with main styles. 
DJ Commune- Layouts,json: A special .json file for Yootheme Builder contains the most essential views (layouts) used on our demo site
uploads.zip:   contains all the illustrations used to build our demo site
yootheme_commune.zip: This is a child template for Yootheme containing specific CSS styles, overrides, YOOtheme elements.



What item do you need to download separately?

DJ-Accesibility PRODJ-Accessibility is a plugin that provides elements that improve the website experience. WCAG and ADA.
Download the latest version from https://dj-extensions.com/yootheme/dj-accessibility

DJ-WCAG-Improvement: DJ-WcagImprovement is a plugin that adds an aria-label for  YOOtheme elements:

Yootheme Pro: This is a third-party extension. Download them from https://yootheme.com/page-builder
Attention! Yootheme Page Builder is required for proper system operation, which must be purchased and downloaded from https://yootheme.com/page-builder. Yootheme Page Builder is a commercial component from a third party and cannot be bundled with our extensions due to proprietary rights.

Do we recommend any other components to use?

Yes. Of course, we have our favourite must-have kit from a third party. Consider installing these additional components:
Zoolander's Essential for Yootheme Pro: https://www.zoolanders.com/essentials-for-yootheme-pro

How to install everything from scratch?

Step #1 WordPress installation 

Install WordPress downloaded from https://wordpress.org/download/If you already have your installation working, you can skip this step.

Step #3 Installation and configuration of extensions

1. Yootheme PRO
Download from https://yootheme.com/page-builder and install like a regular theme. Remember that this is an add-on from a third party, and you need to buy a license from them. There is a wealth of documentation available for Yootheme PRO on their website - https://yootheme.com/support/yootheme-pro/wordpress/introduction. You can handle this web builder.

Go to Apperance / Themes



Then Add new



Upload the Yootheme Builder and install it



The next step is activation




2. DJ-Accesibility
Go to Plugins / Add New and install wp_djaccessibility_*.zip as standard plugin



Then configure the plugin according to your needs. In our demo we have a toolbar.



The effect on the page will be as follows:



3. DJ-WCAG-Improvement 
Go to Plugins / Add New and install wp_wcagimprovement_*.zip as standard plugin 
There are no configuration options here. The plugin improves Yootheme elements by adding, for example, aria label where they are missing



Step #4 Yootheme Builder Configuration

1. Images:
If you like pictures from our quickstart, extract the images.zip archive and add them to your media library



2. 
Child Theme:
Unpack the yootheme_university.zip' file and transfer the whole folder via FTP to the '/wp-content/themes folder in your WordPress Installation.  You can learn more about child themes from the Yootheme documentation https://yootheme.com/support/yootheme-pro/wordpress/developers-child-themes



3. Home Page
Configure your start page. Go to Pages, add a new one and name it like "home"



Then go to Apperance / Customize



Go to homepage setings and set your homepage

  

3. Default themeSet Child Theme  as your default theme. 
Go to Apperance / Themes and and activate the child theme




4. Basic builder configuration 
Now start to configure your theme. Just click the customize button




5 Recover template settings from a JSON file:
Go to "Settings" / "Advanced", then scroll the Yootheme toolbar to the bottom and select "Import Settings"
Click and select - DJ Commune - Settings.json from the disk on your computer 

     

Publish your changes




Once the settings are loaded, save them. The builder sometimes needs to refresh its cache, close it and reopen it.

6. The appearance of the home page
Go to the builder tab



Then to the library



select my leyouts and then upload layout 





Then select DJ Cummune - Layouts.json from your computer. After doing this, you will see a list of available layouts that we use in our demo



Set up the page:
Try to set up your home page now. Select the appropriate layout - "DJ Cummune Homepage" and click.
Now you have a start page, just like in our demo (of course, if you added our pictures. If not, you can use your own. Complete them on each element in the web builder)



Set up next page
Go to Pages / Add New



Then add a new one. Name it e.g. Contact and publish



Go to Apperance / Menus



And add your Contact page to the menu and save it



Go back to pages. Select the contact page and start editing it in Yootheme Builder




Select Library and then My Layouts. Choose DJ University - Contact



The layout will be loaded




Save layout.
Using ready-made layouts, you will build other subpages. Of course, you can modify the views as you wish. You can create layouts on regular articles or page templates depending on the context you are in at the moment. Yootheme documentation will be helpful in this.

In our demo we use the Max Mega Menu plugin. You can also install it. 
Go to plugins / Add new



Find the Max Mega Menu plugin in the list of available plugins and install it



Then activate it



And set the plugin according to your needs. You can preview the settings in our demo if you install our quickstart in a separate location.






Advice
It is a good practice to have a complete quickstart copy somewhere else, allowing you to see the different settings used there.

    Please note that a new version of the knowledge base is available at 
    https://dj-extensions.com/knowledge-base


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