Magento 2 documentation v4-5

Magento Theme Installation

This theme is not compatible with Magento 1.9 engine. Refer to Live-Demo Page to check the theme Compatibility.
To avoid unexpected problems after installation. Make sure your Magento engine meets the theme requirements.

You can find the theme requirements on the Theme Live-Demo page.

Please strictly follow the steps described in this guide.

Attention! Please DO NOT import sample data if you have a live website as it will completely replace your database content, and all your website data will be LOST.

The detailed Magento update guide you will find on the Magento User Guide.

It is recommended to install the theme on a test server before you install it on a live store.

Template Configuration

We are going to review template configuration options based on the example. We will configure it the same way as our Live Demo template, without affecting products data.

Activate the new theme

  1. Open Magento admin panel and navigate to Content > Configuration menu.
  2. In the list of stores you need click edit at Global-Main Website. Also, you can click edit for a particular store view if you have them.
  3. In the Default Theme click Applied Theme drop-down list select the required theme, then click Save Configuration button.

You can find the detailed instructions on how to activate Magento theme here.

Logo Configuration

Please follow these steps when setting up logo image included into the theme package (you can view it on the Live Demo page).

  1. Open the Magento admin panel and select Content > Configuration in the side menu.
  2. In the list of stores you need click edit at Global-Main Website. Also, you can click edit for a particular store view if you have them.
  3. Select the "Header" tab, and upload your logo.
  4. Click "Save Config" button.

In order to install your company logo, you need to upload the logo image file into the /images folder of your Magento theme.

You can change the Logo using the Theme Options module.

  1. In order to change the Logo, click the Stores > Settings > Configuration.
  2. Then choose the TEMPLATEMONSTER > Theme Options in the left side menu and you'll move to the module settings interface.
  3. Navigate to General tab > Logo Settings.
  4. The Theme Options module features will be described later in the TM Extensions Settings chapter.

Usefull Tutorials:


Pages configuration

In order to make your template look exactly like our Live Demo, you need to set up store pages in a specific way. We provide all the files with the pages source code. You need to add them into Magento admin panel as per the instructions below using the settings table. Settings table is located on the Technical details page on the template preview page. The documentation file contains the link to this page:

  • Documentation
    • documentation.html

The main template page will be affected the most. It usually contains the following elements: banners, slider, gallery, etc.

We recommend that you disable the WYSIWYG editor. To do this, from the admin top menu select Stores > Configuration. Open the "Content Management" section uncheck and in the WYSIWYG Options window set "Enable WYSIWYG Editor" option to "Disabled Completely".

In case you have already made the changes to your pages code and would like to add our code without affecting your changes, it is recommended to contact professional technicians or prepare a backup before making changes.

  1. From the top menu select Content > Pages. Here you can find all the store pages. Home page, About Us and Customer Service should already be available, so you don't need to add them. You only need to update the pages HTML and XML content. Open any of them in order to get the access to the content.
  2. Open the page and select the Content tab. It contains the HTML code of the page. You can take the page HTML code from the appropriate source file. You can see the list of source files included in the "Template Settings" section on your templates preview page. Copy the code from the source file and paste it to the content area.
  3. When you are done with the HTML code, switch to "Design" tab. It contains the page XML code. XML code allows you to add Magento static blocks and widgets to the page. The XML code should be copied the same way as the HTML from the source file. Copy the XML code to the "Layout Update XML" area.
  4. Don't forget to select the valid "Layout" option.
  5. In case you need to add a new page, click the "Add New Page" button in the top right corner.

Useful Tutorials:

  1. How to Change the Home Page?
  2. How to Add New Page?
  3. How to Add New Widget on the Page?


Static Blocks Configuration

When you are done with the pages configuring, you need to configure the static blocks. The procedure is similar: you need to copy the code from the source files and paste it to the corresponding fields in the Magento admin panel. You need to use a similar table but for the static blocks.

Block ID may vary in your Magento installation. You can get correct block id from Content > Blocks section in Admin panel.

  1. In the top menu navigate to Content > Blocks.
  2. In the top right corner click the "Add New block" button to add a new static block.
  3. Specify the block name and identifier. You can get the block details from the table at the template configuration page [check the Pages Configuration part].
  4. Open the block source file and copy the HTML code into the content area.

NOTE: some templates do not contain any static blocks, so the table can be empty.

The source files with the static blocks code are stored in the "sources\demo\static_blocks\" folder of the template package.

How to display our blocks with static content?

  1. In the top menu navigate to Content > Widgets
  2. In the top right corner click the "Add Widget" button to add a new widget.
  3. Specify the widget type CMS Static Block and theme that you want to apply the widget to, then click Continue button.
  4. On the next page in the Widget Title field enter the name of the widget which will be displayed in the admin panel. In the Assign to Store Views field you need to select store views which will display the widget. In the Layout Updates block click Add Layout Update button. In the Display On field you can select pages where widget will be displayed on. Depending on selected pages you will have opportunity to fill in the additional fields.
  5. In the left sidebar click Widget Options tab and select the static block you are referring to. Don't forget to save changes.

When you are done configuring store pages and blocks, your store is ready to go.

Useful Tutorials:

  1. Magento 2. How to Add CMS Static Block?
  2. How to Change the CMS Static Block Widget Link (Banner Link)?
  3. How to Change the Banner Image (CMS Static Block Widget)?
  4. How to Create CMS Block and Widget?



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