MentalPress WordPress Theme Documentation

MentalPress is a premium WordPress Theme for psychologists, therapists and counseling individuals and companies. It is our most advanced and sophisticated theme we built so far. It is very easy to setup and use, with one click demo content import. Available only on ThemeForest!

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General & Installation

Few Words on Start

MentalPress is a premium WordPress Theme for psychologists, therapists and counseling individuals and companies. It is our most advanced and sophisticated theme we built so far. It is very easy to setup and use, with one click demo content import. Available only on ThemeForest!

Installation

I assume you already have a fresh copy of WordPress installed on your server.

You can install the MentalPress WP Theme in three different ways:

  1. Using Envato Market plugin - preferred method
    You can install any theme you purchased on ThemeForest by installing the Envato Market plugin. Download the plugin here, by clicking on the Download .zip button. Install the plugin like you would any other plugin in a zip file and activate it. Follow the instructions in the Envato Market menu item. This is the preferred method, because you will be able to update the theme to a newer version (we are continually improving our products) from within the WordPress dashboard, like you would update a plugin or an official theme.
  2. Upload a zip file
    When you are logged in your WordPress dashboard go to Appearance » Themes » Add New » Upload Theme and select the zip file mentalpress.zip you downloaded from the ThemeForest (installable WordPress files only) and click Install Now button.
  3. FTP upload
    Unzip the contents of the mentalpress.zip file and upload the folder named mentalpress to your server to wp-uploads/themes/ folder using a FTP client.

Once your theme is on the server, activate it by clicking the Activate button below the preview image in Appearance » Themes

Activate MentalPress WP

Congratulations! Now the MentalPress WP Theme is installed.

You still need to install/activate the required and recommended plugins - you can do this by visiting Appearance » Install Plugins inside wp-admin.

Updates

You can update the theme in two ways:

Customize the Appearance

You can fully customize the appearance of the MentalPress WP Theme. Go to the Appearance » Themes and click on the Customize button:

Customize MentalPress WP

The new window appears and you can now customize the appearance of your theme - upload your custom logo, change the base colors, enable/disable theme features, add Custom CSS or Javascript etc.

Special Notice

Google Maps API key needed!

Google recently changed the way that Google Maps works. Since June 22 2016 they do not allow map requests without an API key, so you will have to add a key to the theme.

Please follow the instructions from this article.

Demo Content

One Click Demo Install

You can import demo content from our demo site (with blurred licensed images) with a single click of a button. Go to Appearance » Import Demo Data and click on the import button.

Don't forget to activate all required plugins before importing demo data.
One Click Demo Import

When setting up a content with your new theme, put special focus on the page speed optimization, especially on the image optimization process. This way you can save on your bandwidth, reduce the bounce rate on your website, and make your users happy. Our themes are created with the speed in mind but large, non-optimized images can and will ruin this experience.

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Import XML File

If you want to import the demo content the old-fashioned way, you can get a fresh copy of the XML file on our server at this URL: http://artifacts.proteusthemes.com/xml-exports/mentalpress-latest.xml. Don't forget to activate all required plugins before importing demo data. To import the demo data go to Tools » Import, click on WordPress (install the WordPress Importer plugin if not already installed) and upload/import the previously saved xml file (don't forget to enable the Download and import file attachments checkbox to also import the images).

Demo Widgets
After you import the demo content, you can also import widgets the old-fashioned way. The file for widget import is also located on our server: http://artifacts.proteusthemes.com/json-widgets/mentalpress.json. Rename this file to mentalpress.wie (mind the file extension) and use it in the plugin Widget Importer & Exporter. Go to Tools » Widget Import/Export and import the file.

After import setup
After you have imported the demo data and widgets, you should also setup these things:

  • go to Settings » Reading, set the the Front page displays to a static page and select the front page and the blog page in the appropriate dropdowns,
  • go to Appearance » Menus, select the main menu from the dropdown at the top and click on Select. Scroll to the bottom and set the Theme location to Main Menu (if there are more locations you can also assign other menus to those locations),
  • go to Appearance » Widgets, and set Custom menu widgets, by selecting the correct menu (in footer and our services sidebars),
  • optionally set other things (like logo, colors, ...). These settings can be found in Appearance » Customize.

If for some reason these URLs are not available, then all you need to do is download the All files & documentation zip from ThemeForest and you will find the content.xml and widgets.json file in the extras folder.

Don't forget to activate all required plugins before importing demo data.

Top Bar

On the left side you can put Site Tagline Appearance » Customize » Site Title & Tagline, very useful for slogans.

On the right side is the top menu area so you can make new menu in the Appearance » Menus. You must choose Top Bar Menu theme location and that's it.

What if i don't like Top Bar at all? No problem, you can hide it in our Theme Options in customizer - Appearance » Customize » Theme Options » Header & Breadcrumbs » Top Bar Visibility.

Logo

The logo can be changed in our Theme Options - Appearance » Customize » Theme Options » Logo.

Favicon

Since WordPress version 4.3, the favicon setting can be found in Appearance » Customize » Site Identity, where you have to set the Site Icon option.

Header Widgets

You can put a lot of widgets in the Header widget area, but your header will look great with the following widgets:

Icon Box

Widget Icon Box

With widget Icon Box you can put any kind of title with small text and image in the header. In our demo we use this widget for contact information which we think are very important for customers.

In this widget you can choose Title, Text and Icon from Font Awesome. You can also choose a link for the whole box. If you let that field empty Icon Box will not be click-able.

We give you few Icons to choose from but you can actually use any icon from 519 Font Awesome icons. Just paste the icon title in the Icon field and that's it. How cool is that?

More than one Icon Box widget can be used in the Header.

You can also use tel: and mailto: in the Link area for direct connection with phone or mail. For example: tel:0038631567536 or mailto:info@auto.com.

Social Icons

Very easy to use widget. Insert your link to the social network and select your social network. If you want to have more than 8 social networks at once please contact our support and we will help you.

Main Menu can be set in wp-admin » Appearance » Menus. Theme locations for Main Menu is called Main Menu.

Page Template

Pages

wp-admin » Pages is the area where you will spend most of your time when building a site. We added a few tools in that process so you can create your pages easier and faster.

Page Templates

Page Template

You can choose between 3 different Templates - Default Template, Front Page with Slider and Front Page With Layer/Revolution Slider.

Default Template: Just a default template for simple layouts and Page Builder. First you must choose the Page Builder option under the title and you are ready to go. You can add our widgets here, choose different visual styles and much more. More about that in the next chapter.

Front Page with Slider: This is a unique template which adds an option for a slider in the page options. It can be used with Page Builder. More about that in the Slider chapter.

Front Page with Layer/Revolution Slider: We don't include these two slider plugins with the theme but we make sure they work nicely, since we know our customers want to use them. When you activate this template there is a new Page Slider meta box in which you can put ID/alias from Layer/Revolution Slider.

Page Builder

Page Builder is a very powerful tool for making pages. Here is one example of how it looks:

Page Builder examlpe

You can make any kind of grid with adding new rows and inside them you put widgets. When you are finished with adding widgets you can also move whole rows up and down.

For more information on how to use Page Builder please visit Page Builder by SiteOrigin documentation page.

You should also watch this great short video course: Page Builder Tips.

Page Builder Row Style

Let's take a look at how we can style Page Builder rows.

To start off we have to click on "Edit Row" for the row that we want to style as shown on the image above. An "Edit Row" window will open, and on the right, there are three setting tabs: Attributes, Layout and Design. Here you can customize different things for this particular row.

In the Layout tab you can set the Bottom Margin, Padding and change the Row Layout to Full Width. In the Design tab you can set the Background Color, Background Image and other things.

To achieve the same design for the testimonial widget as on our demo page you have to click on Layout tab and set the Bottom Margin to 55 px and the Row Layout to Standard. Then click on the Design tab and set the Background Color to #f2f4f7.

Page Builder Widgets

You can use almost any widget in the Page Builder. Let's take a look at few not so straight forward ones.

Visual Editor Widget

Visual Editor will create you the same editor environment as a normal WordPress editor does. You can use this widget if you want normal text editing options.

Featured Page is a really simple widget that we use in Page Builder. All you have to do is to select the page and one of the two layouts we made for you.

But how do I change the image and text on the Front Page?

The image on the Front Page is just the normal Featured Image of the selected page. You can change that in the sidebar of every single page. Text can be changed in the Excerpt field which can be found at the end of the page settings. If the excerpt field is not there, you must click on the Screen Option (at the top of the page) and check Excerpt. For more info please take a look at the screenshot below.

Featured Page
Click for bigger view.

Twitter Widget

This widget can be included everywhere - in page builder and in a normal sidebar. For that widget we use a normal WordPress Text Widget.

First, go on https://twitter.com/settings/widgets and click Create new.

Twitter Settings

Now choose your Username, height of the widget, Theme and Link color. When you are happy with your widget click on Create widget button. You will get the code which you copy and paste in the Text Widget in your WordPress site.

Twitter Code

Slider

Building a Theme slider has never been easier.
You can create a Theme slider on any page you want. The only thing you must do is choose the page template Front Page With Slider (you can use this template even if it's not for the front page). After you select this page template there will be a new meta box at the bottom of the page which is called Front page slider. Now add your pictures, your text and your slider will be ready to go. This is an example from one of our themes:

Front Page Slider Admin

Please take a look at this slider dimensions article for the recommended size of the slider images for this theme.

You can also use Layer/Revolution Slider. We don't include them with the theme but we make sure they work. When you activate page template - Front Page With Layer/Revolution Slider there is new field in which you can put id/alias from Layer/Revolution Slider.

ProteusThemes Options

You can find all Theme Options in the Customizer: Appearance » Customize. This is a live preview editor for your page.

Here you can change:

  • Logo & Favicon
  • Header
  • Navigation
  • Theme Colors
  • Latest Posts
  • Footer
  • Custom Code
  • And Much More ...

Shortcodes

Buttons

For adding buttons you must use button shortcode which looks like this: [button]Your Text[/button]
There are 6 options with different attributes - text, style, href, target, fa, corners and fullwidth.

Text: You can change the text of the button.
Example: [button]New Text[/button]

Style: You can choose betwen few styles - primary, secondary, danger, success, info or default.
Example: [button style="primary"]Your Text[/button]

Href: You can add URL to the button.
Example: [button href="http://www.proteusthemes.com"]Your Text[/button]

Target: You can choose if you want to open link in the same - "_self" or new - "_blank" window.
Example: [button target="_blank"]Your Text[/button]

Font Awesome icon: You can add a font awesome icon to the button.
Example: [button fa="fa-phone"]Your Text[/button]

Cornes: You can change corners of your button to be rounded.
Example: [button corners="rounded"]Your Text[/button]

Full width: You can stretch your button to full width.
Example: [button fullwidth="true"]Your Text[/button]

Custom CSS: You can enter your custom CSS.
Example: [button css="margin-bottom: 0; text-transform: uppercase;"]Your Text[/button]

Shortcode buttons examples

Icons - Font Awesome

Shortcode for Font Awesome is very simillar to the buttons shortcode. It looks like this: [fa]
There are 3 options with different attributes - icon, href, target and color.

Icon: You can use any of 519 FontAwesome icon. To set the selected icon, just get the title of the icon, for example "fa-phone".
Example: [fa icon="fa-phone"]

Href: You can add URL to the icon.
Example: [fa href="http://www.proteusthemes.com"]

Target: You can choose if you want to open link in the same - "_self" or new - "_blank" window.
Example: [fa target="_blank"]

So a Font Awesome icon shortcode with a home icon, linking to a page and opening in a new window/tab would look like this: [fa icon="fa-home" href="http://www.proteusthemes.com" target="_blank"]

Plugins

We also use and support some of the best plugins for WordPress.

You can install and activate these plugins by going to wp-admin » Appearance » Install Plugins.

The list of required and recommended plugins used in this theme:

Contact Form 7

We use Contact Form 7 for our Contact Us page. This is the code from our demo:

<div class="row">
    <div class="col-xs-12  col-sm-6">
       [text* your-name placeholder "Your Name"]
       [email* your-email placeholder "E-mail address"]
       [text your-subject placeholder "Subject"]
    </div>
    <div class="col-xs-12  col-sm-6">
      [textarea your-message placeholder "Message"]
      [submit class:btn class:btn-primary "SEND MESSAGE"]
    </div>
</div>

After that just place the plugin's shortcode to your contact us page.

The same goes for Make an Appointment page. Here is the code from our demo:

<div class="row">
    <div class="col-xs-12  col-sm-6">
      [text* your-name placeholder "Your Name"]
      [text your-subject placeholder "Subject"]
    </div>
    <div class="col-xs-12  col-sm-6">
      [email* your-email placeholder "E-mail address"]
      [date* your-date placeholder "Pick a Date"]
    </div>
    <div class="col-xs-12  col-sm-12">
      [textarea your-message placeholder "Message"]
      [submit class:btn class:btn-primary "SEND MESSAGE"]
    </div>
</div>

WooCommerce

This theme supports basic WooCommerce integration.

Once WooCommerce is activated you will see this notice:

WooCommerce Begin Setup

Click on Run the Setup Wizard button to begin the WooCommerce install. That will start the setup wizard, where you can set things like shop pages, store locale, shipping & tax and payments.

WooCommerce Setup Wizard

If you want to change some settings, you can change them in WooCommerce » Settings. There are many tabs at the top, you can configure to fit your needs.

Most of our themes come with our own demo products for the WooCommerce store and will be imported automatically when you import the demo content using our industry-leading One Click Demo Import plugin. You need to make sure that WooCommerce is activated at the time that you import the demo data.

However, you can (optionally) install the additional demo products by WooCommerce. Go to Tools » Import » WordPress and import the demo XML file which can be found in the folder where WooCommerce was installed on your server. Usually this is in wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/dummy-data/dummy-data.xml. Also check the Download and import file attachments checkbox, so that all product images will be downloaded as well.

When you're done, you should see the products:

WooCommerce Products
If you want to feature certain products, you can do so by clicking a star symbol in the table seen above.

When you are done with the settings, go to Appearance » Widgets.

Drag & Drop the WooCommerce widgets that start with "WooCommerce" to the sidebar called Shop Sidebar.

WooCommercer Shop Sidebar

That's all, your WooCommerce shop is now ready!

All further information and documentation for WooCommerce can be found on the official WooCommerce website.

The breadcrumbs in this theme are powered by the Breadcrumbs NavXT plugin.

All the settings for breadcrumbs can be found in Settings » Breadcrumbs NavXT. When you first access this settings page, there might be a notice, which has a link Migrate now at the end, just click it and it will take you to the correct settings page. Here you can define a separator (which should be empty by default for our themes), breadcrumb hierarchies for different pages (pages, custom post types, taxonomy, ...) and set other breadcrumbs related things.

Default Product Breadcrumbs

Let's take a look at how to setup the default breadcrumbs used on this theme for the Products custom post type. Go to Settings » Breadcrumbs NavXT and click on the Post Types tab. Scroll down to the Product section, and set the Product Root Page to Shop page and since we set the root page, we can also disable (uncheck) the Product Archive Display checkbox. Don't forget to save the settings.

Ecwid

MentalPress fully supports Ecwid e-commerce integration.

Setting up the Ecwid store in MentalPress is easy, all you have to do is to follow the steps below:

  1. Register a new account on the Ecwid website.
  2. You can configure your store right away (settings, adding products) or you can leave it as it comes with demo products and you get back to the final configuration later. Their help center will come in handy.
  3. Install the free WordPress plugin Ecwid Shopping Cart and activate it.
    activate ecwid
  4. After activation you will see this - click to Set up Ecwid Store:
    setup ecwid
  5. It will take you to this page, where you can connect your previously created Ecwid store. Click to Connect your store to WordPress site:
    connect ecwid
    You will be redirected to Ecwid site and should give permission WordPress to access your Ecwid store.
  6. Once you give permissions, you will be redirected back to wp-admin where you have complete control over the shop and can finish up the Ecwid setup guide:
    ecwid dashboard

This is it. You are ready to sell. The default location of the shop will be http://example.com/store/ (add /store/ to the end of the URL).

All further information and documentation for the Ecwid you can find on official Ecwid website.

Last but not least there is our footer area. The footer area is divided into:

Footer Widgets is the place where you can add the last things to your page. You can add widgets in the Apperance » Widgets » Footer. There are also few options for that area in Appearance » Customize » Theme Options » Footer. You can changes different colors there.

The Bottom Footer area is the place for copyrights or some custom text. Custom text for the left and right side of the bottom footer can be added in live customizer Appearance » Customize » Theme Options » Footer.

Translations

Manual translation

We have an article with the video on how to translate our themes published on this link.

WPML for Multilingual sites

This theme officially supports WPML. Head over to the WPML website, buy the subscription, then download and install the following plugins:

  • WPML Multilingual CMS
  • WPML String Translation
  • WPML Translation Management

After that the WPML wizard will guide you to properly configure the multilingual site.

For reference: the widgets and theme options can only be translated using the String Translation.

Extras

Demo Images

All images used in MentalPress WP can be found on Shutterstock.

All the images shown in the demo page of MentalPress WP are copyrighted and come blurry with the theme (demo content).

Customizations

If you need advanced customizations on the theme, we are available for that as well.

Let us know what'd you'd like to change via support ticket and we will get back to you with a quote.

Changelog

View the MentalPress WP changelog.

Support

If you need more help after all, you can write to us.