Thank you for downloading Quill!
This theme is meant to serve as a platform on which law firm can build their online presence. Although law firms are the primary target of this theme, Quill can be very suited for other types of businesses too.
- Quick start guide
- Recommended plugins
- General settings
- Welcome area
- Blog options
- Single posts/pages
- Front page colors
- Front page configuration
1. Quick Start Guide
- Download, install and activate the theme.
- Install and activate the two plugins recommended by the theme: Page Builder by Site Origin and Types.
- Right-click this xml file and save it somewhere on your computer, then go to Types > Import/Export and import the file. This step is needed if you intend to use the widgets like Services, Employees etc.
Here’s a quick video that shows how to import the settings file:
If you want to quickly get your website to look like our demo, download this import file and import it like it is shown in this video below (depending on your server, this might go slow or not work from the first time, you might need to try again):
2. Recommended plugins
When you activate the theme, you`ll notice that it recommends using two plugins: Page Builder by Site Origin and Types. If you plan to use Quill at its full power, you should install those two plugins.
- The Page Builder plugin will allow you to easily build or change your front page using the custom front page widgets that we’ve made for you.
- The Types plugin is also very important. We belive that your content should belong to you, therefore all custom post types data is being kept in this plugin, so even if you decide to switch themes, your data will stick with you. Furthermore, we’ve taken care of all the configuration needed for the Types plugin. All you need to do is go to this file, right-click and save it as xml, then go to Types > Import/Export and import the file. If you know what you’re doing, you can change any settings for the custom post types using the Types plugin, just don’t change the names.
- Regenerate Thumbnails – although not mentioned when you activate this theme, you should also install and run this plugin to regenerate your thumbnails.
- Contact form 7 is another plugin you might like to install, in case you plan to use the Contact widget that we’ve prepared for you.
3. General settings
The general settings tab can be reached at Customizer > General. It includes a few useful options, like logo upload, favicon upload, apple touch icon upload, and the ability to turn off the smooth scroller.
Go to Customizer > Slider and you can set up a full width&height slider for the header of your front page. This slider lets you add up to five images. Also, from the same tab mentioned above, you can add two call to action buttons.
For the rest of your pages, you can add a header image that will be enhanced with a parallax effect. The image can be set from Customizer > Header image.
5. Single posts/pages
This tab can be found at Customizer > Single posts/pages. Three options are available here:
- featured images on posts: activate it to show your featured images on single posts;
- featured images on pages: activate it to show your featured images on pages;
A selection of 20 Google Fonts is available at the moment in Customizer > Fonts. Choose the ones you like for the headings and for the body. The theme defaults are Open Sans for the body and Open Sans Condensed for the headings (except the site title – that one is Open Sans).
7. Front page colors
This tab can be found at Customizer > Front page colors. Using the settings found there, you can set up a custom color scheme for each of the possible front page sections. Find the section you`re interested in and change the colors to get the results you want.
8. Front page configuration
This is where things get interesting. We’re assuming that you installed and activated the two recommended plugins and that you’ve imported the settings for Types.
First of all, create a page called Front page (or whatever else name you like) and assign to it the Front Page template. Then, create a page called Blog (again, the name doesn’t matter).
To build your home page, edit the Front Page and click on Page Builder. After that, simply click on the + icon from the left side and add your widgets. Please note: The widgets that are meant for the front page start with Quill FP:. Other widgets might also look good, but there are no guarantees.
- Services – This block assumes that you’ve already set up some services from the Services tab. Just add them as you would any other post. Use the service title for the title field, add a description in the editor and set up an icon. To see the available icons, follow this link. Copy your desired icon name (e.g. fa-android) and paste it in the icon field. You can also add an image which will get a parallax effect, as you can for most of the section types. Just make sure you upload a big enough image to look good.
- About us – You`ll probably want to use this as an introductory block for your site. This widget lets you add a photo, a short text description, a call to action title and a call to action button.
- Contact – This block lets you add your address, phone number and email. Also, if you install the Contact Form 7 plugin, you can also add a contact form in this widget simply by specifying the id of your form. Here is the form template we’re using for the demo. Feel free to use it on your website too.
- Subscribe – This widget provides a way to let your visitors subscribe to your newsletter. It is integrated with MailChimp, so you`ll need a MailChimp account in order to use. Log in to your MailChimp account, create a new list, create a embed form for that list and simply copy the Form action URL from that form. Paste it in the widget and you’re set to go.
- Employees – As before, you need to add your employees as custom post types. Add the name, a short description, a photo from the photo field, employee position, and social profile. All these can be configured from Employees tab.
- Social Profile – To use this block, follow the instructions provided inside the widget.
- Facts – The Facts block works pretty much like the Skills block and it provides a great way to show the visitors some more info about your company. Up to four facts are allowed.
- Cases – This is another block that requires you to publish some custom post types. Go to the Cases tab and add a project title and a description to show up on the front page.
- Testimonials – Again, you first need to create custom posts for this block. Go to the Testimonials tab and create as many testimonials as you like. The post title will be the clients’ name. The testimonials will be displayed in a slider.
- Latest news – This block automatically pulls the latest three posts from your blog and displays them on the front page.