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FAQs for Prestige ThemeFrequently Asked Questions plus some useful tips


NOTE: In Prestige 1.4 update, an additional PDF Quick Start and FAQs file was added to the ZIP file. In this second PDF documentation file you will find bigger and more complete set of FAQs and some useful simple instructions for Prestige theme. This page contains only a few FAQs from this list, plus update instructions.
Versions and updates

How to update from 1.0 version to 1.1 version?

  1. Download again ZIP file from Theme Forest marketplace (on Theme Forest marketplace you can do this again at any moment without additional payments, in your Downloads section)

  2. Replace folder cms

  3. Replace folder css

  4. Replace folder js

  5. Add folder slider_video from new downloaded version to img folder

  6. Replace all single files in theme main folder besides footer.php file

  7. If you have made any changes on your own in the files listed above then you must do this operation more careful

How to update from 1.1 version to 1.2 version?

  1. Download again ZIP file from Theme Forest marketplace (on Theme Forest marketplace you can do this again at any moment without additional payments, in your Downloads section)

  2. Update 4 files in theme main folder: homepage.php, index.php, screenshot.png, style.css

  3. Update one file in css folder: replace common.css

  4. Update 2 files in js folder: replace common.js, slider_video.js

  5. Update one plugin file: dcwp_ContactForm.php

  6. Update 5 files in cms/php/ folder: replace cp_videoslider.php, cp_controlpanel.php, cp_home.php, cp_shortcodes.php, cp_general.php

  7. delete "skins" folder and copy the new folder with all skins (this is needed only if you want to use new skins from dark vol.2 collection) - you can also copy just one or a few selected skins folders marked as Dv2

  8. If you have made any changes on your own in the files listed above then you must do this operation more careful

How to update from 1.2 version to 1.3 version?

  1. Download again ZIP file from Theme Forest marketplace (on Theme Forest marketplace you can do this again at any moment without additional payments, in your Downloads section)

  2. Update 1 file in theme main folder: date.php

  3. Update one file in css folder: replace slider_video.css

  4. Update 2 files in cms/php/ folder: replace cp_videoslider.php, cp_accordion.php

  5. If you have made any changes on your own in the files listed above then you must do this operation more careful

  6. Besides a few fixes mentioned above with 1.3 update a light version of Prestige theme was added. You will find preview for this version here: Prestige Light. It was added as a second theme folder named as PrestigeLight.

How to update from 1.3 version to 1.4 version?

  1. Download again ZIP file from Theme Forest marketplace (on Theme Forest marketplace you can do this again at any moment without additional payments, in your Downloads section)

  2. Update 3 files in theme main folder, replace: categorymap.php, header.php, style.css

  3. Update 3 files in css folder, replace: slider_progress.css, common.css, addpages.css

  4. Update 3 files in cms/php/ folder, replace: cp_controlpanel.php, cp_accordion.php, cp_videoslider.php

  5. Update 1 file in cms/js/ folder, replace: htmleditor.js

  6. Update 2 files in js folder, replace: common.js, slider_video.js

  7. Update 2 files in lib/js/ folder, replace: cufon-yui.js, jquery.prettyPhoto.js

  8. In folder /css/pphoto/ delete all subfolders and replace prettyPhoto.css file

  9. Into folder css copy folder images that is missing

  10. Update 5 plugin files that should be located on your server in wp-content/plugins/, replace: dcwp_postslider.php, dcp-newsletter/admin/admin.php, dcp-newsletter/js/common.js, dcp-voting/admin/admin.php, dcp-voting/js/common.js

  11. If you have made any changes on your own in the files listed above then you must do this operation more careful

  12. Besides a list of fixes mentioned above, with 1.4 update comes also an additional PDF Quick Start and FAQs file. In this second PDF documentation file you will find bigger and more complete set of FAQs and useful simple instructions for Prestige theme.

Content and features

How to create a homepage layout with sidebar and Latest News or Latest Posts?

  1. First you must create a page with Homepage page template. Then go to WordPress options Settings > Reading and for Front page displays option select A static Page and choose your home page.

  2. In Prestige > General section you can choose your homepage slider - after this you can manage the slider in other Prestige sections.

  3. Homepage slogan can be edited or hidden in Prestige > Home section. Here you can also change colors for slogan and author text.

  4. In our Live Preview homepage you can see 4 columns area below the slogan. If you want to create this extra full width content between slider and homepage content, go to Prestige > Home section and place the right code into Homepage extra content textarea (textarea at the bottom). Show homepage extra content option must be selected (it is placed below this textarea). Because you can use shortcodes in this field, it is possible to create here also columns construction or use any other shortcodes from Shortcodes List. Below is an example of four column layout content code:


[dcs_one_fourth]
<h3>Title text</h3>

Some description text

[/dcs_one_fourth] [dcs_one_fourth] <h3>Title text</h3>

Some description text

[/dcs_one_fourth] [dcs_one_fourth] <h3>Title text</h3>

Some description text

[/dcs_one_fourth] [dcs_one_fourth_last] <h3>Title text</h3>

Some description text

[/dcs_one_fourth_last] [dcs_thinspliter size="large" extra="10"]
  1. If you want to place extra content above the homepage slogan, use the textarea named as Homepage slider extra content.

  2. Another part of our example homepage layout is page content with sidebar (this is not created in Prestige > Home section). When editing a page, in Custom Page Settings you can choose a sidebar for page. If you want to create a sidebar, you must first go to Prestige > General > Sidebars section and use "Add New Sidebar" button - after this you can place the widgets on sidebar in Appearance > Widgets section. Display homepage sidebar option must be selected in Prestige > Home section (it is selected by default) - turn off this option only if you want to have homepage as a full width page without sidebar. More about installing plugins/widgets and sidebar you will find in Prestige PDF User Guide file and Quick Start.

  3. To display Latest News on homepage like in our Live Preview, you must first create some news posts in special separate News section. Then you must add a dcs_recent_news shortcode to the site content (in Pages section). Our full content in HTML editor for homepage looks like this:

    [dcs_heading size="1" align="left" mbottom="0" sub="DC Prestige Ultimate WordPress Theme"]Latest News[/dcs_heading] [dcs_recent_news count="6" paged="true"]

  4. If you want to add your recent blog posts on homepage instead of latest news just replace dcs_recent_news shortcode with this content shortcode: dcs_recent_posts. For this option, the full content code for homepage in HTML editor will look like this:

    [dcs_heading size="1" align="left" mbottom="0" sub="DC Prestige Ultimate WordPress Theme"]Latest Posts[/dcs_heading] [dcs_recent_posts count="2" paged="true"]

Homepage Video Slider - how to insert video path from You Tube or Vimeo?

  1. In Prestige > Video Slider section at least one slide must be created with "Add News Slide" button. In slide options you will find "Path to video on Vimeo or YouTube:" textarea.

  2. For video slider only a small part of the YouTube or Vimeo embed code must be copied (only the video path). If your You Tube embed code for video looks like this...

full You Tube video embed code example
  1. ...you must take only this part from embed code:

    http://www.youtube.com/v/JMYrKTU8Hmc

  2. And for Vimeo videos, if video embed code looks like this...

full You Tube video embed code example
  1. ...you must take and insert it in Video Slider section only this part:

    http://player.vimeo.com/video/5676472

  2. It works like this only for Video Slider. If you want to insert embeded videos in other part of the site, like for example as a main media item for blog post - you must just insert the full embed code in Custom Post Settings.

Server settings

Thumbnails are not generated on site for News posts, Galleries, Chain Gallery Slider, or Image Shortcodes

  1. On most installations timthumb works right at the start, and thumbnail images are displayed correctly for all Prestige features. But, if for some reason everything works on your page without problems, and the timthumb don’t generates thumbnail images properly, this can be a problem of your server settings that is conflicted with timthumb.

  2. One simple way to test timthumb on your site created with Prestige theme is to create the News main page and one single news post with main image attached in Custom Post Settings. Then, if you will go live to the main News page you should see thumbnail image for this news post. If thumbnail is not generated and you can see this image in original size inside post, it means the timthumb is not working correctly on your server. In this situation you must make changes in server settings.

  3. First thing that you must check in this situation are the folder rights settings. It must be allowed to save files in folder "Prestige_temp" located in wp-content folder, and also you must check the same thing for folder named as "cache" located in theme Prestige folder. You should be able to change the rights in your host account (server settings).

  4. If you will change the rights, and the problem will still exist, the reason for this might be some other host settings. You must check by yourself or ask your host, if for your server it is allowed to set higher rights, because the web server might be unable to read from directories or files with higher rights – the mod_security getting a false positive from the thumbnail script. If this is the reason, maybe your domain will have to be whitelisted for that rule, and after this it should work fine.

Special modifications

How to bring back auto-formatting for paragraphs?

By default auto-formatting is disabled, thats why we recommend to use HTML Editor and a special p button was added to this editor. With this p button (or dcs_p button) in HTML Editor you can very easy close text in paragraphs – just select text and click on the button.

But, if you want, you can also bring back auto-formatting in Prestige theme. For this open cp_shortcodes.php file (it is located in cms/php/ folder) and comment (remove) two lines with remove_filter (you will find these lines of code somewhere about line 180).

Remember that if you will remove these lines some shortcodes could not work properly, because of the auto-formatting.