At the very top and the very bottom of the ThemeStarta editor you will see four specific buttons: 1) Update Theme With Current Settings, 2) Save Current Settings, 3) Generate New Theme Defaults, and 4) Reset to Theme Defaults. A thorough understanding of how and when to use each button is essential to using ThemeStarta correctly and in the most efficient manner. This tutorial will give you a firm grasp on how each of these buttons function and how to use them in combination.
The ThemeStarta preview features ten separate settings areas or "option panels" through which you can access numerous settings related to your theme. This is an introductory article to the basic settings area of ThemeStarta. It gives you an overview or snapshot of what these ten options panels are, what buttons to look for to access them, and provides links to the tutorials that will help you learn how to work with each of the different sections or "blocks" that contain additional theme customization settings.
The ThemeStarta WordPress plugin gives you the power of a full WYSIWYG WordPress theme editor. WYSIWYG stands for ”What You See Is What You Get”. The ThemeStarta plugin, the theme editor of which is accessible via the admin panel of your WordPress site, allows you to customize all the major aspects of your WordPress theme. This article gives you an introductory look at the WYSIWYG preview editor and discusses the difference between viewing your theme via the front and back end.
The Save current settings button performs two functions: It updates the ThemeStarta preview (the WYSIWYG editor) with your most recent design changes. It saves your design changes so that they are ready for you to update your live theme. Note: Using this button only updates the back end preview area – it will not have any effect on your front end (live site) until you also...
This article gives you a basic overview of the "Update Theme With Current Settings" button. All the changes you make in the ThemeStarta preview area (the WYSIWYG editor) occur at the back-end. But once you click the "Update Theme With Current Settings" button, those changes are then committed to the front-end. Thus, you only want to click this button once you are happy with what you see in the ThemeStarta preview and want to commit those design changes to your theme.
Use the "Generate New Theme Defaults" button to create a new ‘snapshot’ or ‘restore point’ based on your last save point. Whenever you reach a point in your theme customization you know you want to stick with it’s a good idea to generate new theme defaults so you can roll back to that point at any time. Use the "Reset to Theme Defaults" to perform the roll back. This article provides an overview of what you need to know to use these two buttons correctly as you design your WordPress theme.
It is highly recommended that before modifying any WordPress theme, including the ThemeStarta Framework, you should create a duplicate of the theme you intend to modify, give the duplicate theme a new name, and perform all of your design work on the newly named theme. Doing so preserves the integrity of the original theme enabling you to switch back to it at any time easily; it also helps you to clearly separate and identify your own unique design. In this tutorial we'll show you how to do it.
The ThemeStarta plugin is a WordPress theme creator that enables you to build custom WordPress themes. It's the most powerful custom WordPress theme creation plugin that exists yet it has been designed with simplicity at its core, making it a highly useful tool for anyone wanting to make their own WordPress themes regardless of experience. In this article we'll give you a basic overview of how ThemeStarta works and introduce you to the benefits of ThemeStarta's dual component system.