Installation & Activation
Go to Dashboard -> Appearance -> Themes -> Add New.
2 ways to install AStore theme
Way 1: Input “Cactus” into search box -> Click “Install” ->Download and Install it online.
Way 2: Download the theme from wordpress.org. Click on Upload -> Browse -> Load the cactus.zip file you downloaded earlier -> click on ‘Install Now’.
Click the “Activate” link after installation.
Install AStore Pro theme
After purchasement, you would receive login info of member center. Visit https://velathemes.com/member/ to download the installable file of AStore Pro. Then upload & install it via Dashboard -> Appearance -> Themes -> Add New -> Upload -> Browse.
Install & Activate plugins
After installation of the theme, you could open Customize to install the essential plugins. Just click the “Go to Customize” button to open Customizer.
Click the “Install and Activate” button to install & activate “Elementor”.
Click the “Install and Activate” button to install & activate “AStore Companion”.
Install & Activate Woocommerce Plugin
If you want to create an online store, WooCommerce plugin is essential. You could search the plugin via Dashboard – Plugins – Add New. More info could be found at its official site (https://docs.woocommerce.com/documentation/plugins/woocommerce/getting-started/).
How to Import Templates?
Go to Dashboard – AStore Companion – Templated Directory, choose to preview any of the templates.
Click the Import button to import from the template.
Then you would be directed to the editing page of Elementor. You could edit everything in the front page using this drag & drop page builder. More info could be found at the offical site of Elementor (https://elementor.com/).
If you have purchased AStore Pro, you would get a license number in member center.
Go to AStore Companion -> AStore theme license to paste the code down. Then you would have full access of the templates.
More templates are coming soon!
You could edit everything in your site using Customize.
Go to “AStore: Header Options” to set header style for your site.
First, go to “General Options” to make basic settings for the header.
Go to “Top Bar” if you want to enable top bar and add contents to top bar.
Go to “Navigation Bar” to choose layout for the navigation bar.
You could choose to enable/disable the sticky navigation bar by checking the “Sticky Navigation Bar” box.
And the Category Menu is also optional here. You could choose to enable/disable it and change the text.
Go to “Site Identity” to upload logo for your site.
If you want to display logo instead of site title in the header, remember to choose to hide the site title/tagline. Fav icon is also available in this page.
Create primary menu for your site.
Go to Customize – Menus, click the “Create new menu” button, set Display location as “Top Menu” and add menu items to it.
Create Category menu for your site.
Go to Customize – Menus, click the “Create new menu” button, set Display location as “Top Left Menu (Browse Categories)” and add menu items to it.
Go to Customize – AStore: Footer Options to set contents in footer.
You could choose to display widget area here. And you could also set your social info in this page.
Once you choose to display Display Footer Widgets, Go to Customize – Widgets to set widgets for footer.
Go to Customize – AStore: Typography to change fonts style for your site.
Here you could choose font family from 600+ free google fonts and set font size for your site.
AStore has generated posts archive page once you activated the companion plugin. You could check it in pages.
Go to Customize – AStore: Pages & Posts to set style for posts.
Go to Title Bar Settings to display title bar or not.
Go to Posts Settings to set style for posts archive page.
Go to Single Post Settings to set style for single post.
Go to Sidebar Settings to set sidebar layout for single post & posts archive page.
AStore offers multiple options in page meta box.
Create a new page in Dashboard – Pages – Add New.
Here you could set slider for the unique page.
And set background & sidebar for this page.