CityLights Theme Guide

This guide is for the CityLights WordPress Directory Theme.

Theme Installation and Initial Setup

Getting up and running with a the CityLights WordPress directory theme can be done in these quick and easy steps:

Step 1: Theme and Plugins Installation

Installing the Theme

  1. In the WordPress Administration screen, click AppearanceThemes.
  2. Click the Add New button.
  3. Click the Upload Theme button.
  4. Click the Choose file button and point it to the file located in your installation package.
  5. WordPress will install the theme. Look for the success message Theme installed successfully.
  6. Click the Activate link to activate the theme. WordPress will display a New theme activated message.

Installing Required and Optional Plugins

One your theme is installed and activated, WordPress will display the following message:

This theme requires the following plugins: Revolution Slider and Visual Composer.
This theme recommends the following plugins: Dynamic Featured Image.

  1. Click the Begin installing plugins link.
  2. Check off all plugins on the list.
  3. Click the Bulk Actions selector and choose Install, then click the Apply button.
  4. WordPress will install and activate all plugin dependencies.

After plugin installation, you’ll see a message: All plugins installed and activated successfully.

Step 2: Import Sample Content

Your theme ships with sample content to help you get started. Here’s how to add it:

Sample Menu Content

  1. If you want to import the sample menu content in the top bar and main navbar, first create new menus:
    1. In the WordPress Administration screen, go to Appearance > Menus
    2. Click Create New Menu link.
    3. Fill out the new menu name: Main Menu and click the Create Menu button.
    4. Ensure the Main Menu display location is checked and click the Save Menu button
    5. Repeat these steps for the Top Bar Menu.

Sample Posts, Pages, Places and Other Content

  1. In the WordPress Administration screen, click ToolsImport.
  2. At the bottom of the Import Tools page you will see the WordPress Importer. If it is not installed, click the Install Now link.
  3. Click the Run Importer link.
  4. Click the Choose File button and point it to the sample-content.xml file, located in the Sample Content folder of your installation package.
  5. Click the Upload file and import button.
  6. Be sure the Import Attachments checkbox is checked and click the Submit button.
  7. WordPress will import the sample content for you. That’s it!
  8. Go to the Posts, Places and Pages sections of the WordPress Administration screen to work with sample content.

Sample Sliders

  1. Click  the Slider Revolution link in the WordPress Administration screen.
  2. Click the Import Slider button.
  3. Click the Choose File button and point it to the file, located in the Sample Content folder of your installation package.
  4. Import the slider.
  5. Repeat these steps for each slider.

Step 3: Configure the DMOPress Plugin

If you want to use the built-in maps (of course you do!) you should follow the DMOPress plugin Quick Start Guide and go directly to Step 2.

Step 4: Customize Your Layout and Color Scheme

You can customize layout, colors and many other options for your theme in the WordPress customizer.

  1. Click AppearanceCustomize in the WordPress Administration screen.
  2. Click the Site Identity section. This is where you can upload your logo, favicon and set your site tagline.
  3. Click the back button to go back to the main Customizer screen.
  4. Visit each additional section in the WordPress Customizer to see all of the available options.

Theme HOWTOs and Video Tutorials

Coming Soon