The first video in our getting started series will walk you through the main elements of the PageLines environment. You'll learn about the different regions of the page, what the toolbar is and how to change some of the most basic elements of your new PageLines website.
Every button, dropdown, checkbox and color picker is explained in the second of our getting started video series. You'll learn how to adjust the width of your site, how to change the default colors and fonts as well as a few of the more advanced features of a PageLines site.
Traditionally with WordPress, your templates are predefined php pages built into your site from the beginning. PageLines makes creating templates for your site easy and in our final getting started video, we'll show you just how easy it is!
Before beginning the PageLines installation, you must have WordPress installed on your server. Comprehensive instructions for installing and configuring WordPress can be found on WordPress.org. Once WordPress has been set up, we are ready to install PageLines. First, download your PageLines theme zip from your PageLines account. Next install your PageLines theme as you would any other WordPress theme. To install a theme in WordPress, you can either:
1. Use the WordPress Native Upload Tool
This is the easier route to use. First navigate to:
WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Add New Theme > Upload
Then simply upload the zip file and activate.
2. Use FTP to upload the theme
You can upload the unzipped PageLines.zip folder into your
directory inside your WordPress install.
If PageLines is installed correctly, it should be fast, responsive, and formatted cohesively. If it does not work as expected or seems to be 'broken', please visit the PageLines Forums to help isolate hosting issues or other conflicts.
Once installed, you can optionally import PageLines dummy data. This will help give you a head start and give you a basis for how things are created and modified within PageLines.
A first step in most configurations is to set a custom home page and create a page for your site’s main blog. Do this by navigating to:
WordPress Admin Dashboard > Pages > Add New
Note: On the blog page you will only need to enter in a title. Your individual blog posts will become the content for this page as you write it.
Now that you have created the pages, we'll tell WordPress to use them. Go to:
WordPress Admin Dashboard > Settings > Reading
and toggle the "Front page displays" to "A static page". Choose the home page you just created as the "Front page", and the blog page you created as the "Posts page". Save your changes. Now the home page you created will be the front page of your website and the blog page will contain all of your posts.
If you want to quickly see how easy it is to get started publishing pages, the process is simple:
1. Go to any page on your website, for example, the site’s blog page.
2. Apply a template to that page or just modify the default one using drag and drop.
3. Set up section options as desired using section toolbars.
4. Hit the publish button.
5. Your changes are now live on the blog page of your site
This is the basic workflow of PageLines.