Upload the plugins and theme and Activate the Theme. Go to Themes Desk and Click Save under General Settings.
Upload the plugins and theme Activate the theme. Create the following pages
- Create a Page Log In – Select Template Log in from right menu under options Templates
- Create a Page Ask a Question – Select Template Ask a Question from right menu under options Templates
- Create a Page Forgot Password – Select Template Forgot Password from right menu under options Templates
- Create a Page My Account – Select Template My Account from right menu under options Templates
- Create a Page Sign Up – Select Template Sign Up from right menu under options Templates
- Create a Page Change Password – Select Template Change Password from right menu under options Templates and Parent as My Account
- Create a Page Edit Profile – Select Template Edit Profile from right menu under options Templates and Parent as My Account
- Create a Page Wrong Code – Make sure the url of the page comes as http://sitename/wrong-code/. This page appears when the user enters wrong captcha code in registration page. You can enter text of this page such as – Sorry, you entered Wrong Captcha Code. Please Go Back, Refresh Captcha and Try again.
Step 2 – Create ReCaptcha Account and Get your Public Key and Private Key. Enter the Public Key in signup.php page. Simply find your_public_key and your_private_key and enter your public and private key. Make sure there are no spaces between code and the opening and closing quotes.
Step 3 – Go to Themes Desk option and click Save under General Settings.
Step 4 – Create a Category Qna or any name you want and create sub categories under it.
Step 5 – Go to Themes Desk > Home page Settings > Under Q&A option, select the Q&A category.
More Setup Settings Applicable for both Option 1 and Option 2
Go to Settings > General, Select Anyone can register and select New User Default Role as Author
Go to Settings > Discussions, Select E-mail me whenever anyone posts a comment. If you enable this, the user will be send an email every-time an answer is posted to their question. You may select Users must be registered and logged in to comment to overcome spam comments or you can allow all guests to post answers.
Please make sure none of the options should be selected
An administrator must always approve the comment – Should not be Selected
Comment author must have a previously approved comment – Should not be Selected
Go to Settings > Permalinks, Select option Post name and Update. This is important step even if you have post selected as permalinks.
More Customization Options in QNA Themes:
You have got exclusive Questions and Answers Widget to show latest questions anywhere in sidebar.
The QNA Pages have got a separate sidebar in case you want to show something different over there, may be questions from separate question categories.
To set the Slider category, go to Theme Desk > Home Page Settings and select the Category to be called in the Slider. If you do not wish to call any particular category, you can make a category by name Featured and call in the Slider. Posts marked in Featured Category will show in the slider. The size of image in the slider is 577 x 322. You can add this image using Featured Image or it will automatically pick an image from the post.
To set the Slide Show category, go to Theme Desk > Home Page Settings and select the Category to be used for Slide Shows / Gallery. Simply upload images in the post and the front-end will display the images in the slide show automatically. The images need to be big in size to fit in the slider minimum width and height requirements. The images should be around 750 x 460 dimensions or more.
Go to General Settings in the Themesdesk section to place the logo. Put the URL. Click on Change the logo tutorial and follow the instructions.
B, O. Menu
Manage all the posts and categories within Appearance> Menus. Visit Custom Menu tutorial for more information. There are 3 Menus in the theme. Top Menu i.e bar above logo, Header Menu i.e menu next to logo and Footer Menu.
C. Social Sidebar Box
Go to Social Settings in the Themesdesk section to display or hide the Social Sidebar box. Select ‘Yes’ if you want to display it. However, you must remember that you should place a valid Facebook and Twitter user name.
You can display the newsletter box by inserting the feedburner uri in the Newsletter box in the Social Settings.
E,J. Sidebar Ads
You can display Sidebar ads. Go to Themesdesk section. Click on Sidebar Ads and enter the image source code for the ad. There is an option to display 125×125 ads too which is not shown in the demo.
F,G,H. Sidebar Widgets
Themesdesk comes with built-in useful widgets such as Popular widget, Gallery widget and Twitter widget. There is also an Option to Show any Category Posts with Images.
I. Facebook Fanbox
You can choose to display or hide the Facebook Fanbox within the Social Settings. You must have a valid Facebook link. Select ‘Yes’ to display it.
K. Facebook Recommendations
You can display or hide the Facebook Recommendations within the Social Settings. Select ‘Yes’ to display it.
There are many built-in useful widgets offered by Themesdesk such as Popular widget, Gallery widget and Twitter widget. Select any category to use the widgets within Appearance> Widgets.
P. Copyright text
Copyright text can be written within the Footer Settings of the Themesdesk section.
Q. Social Icons Slider
You have the option to display or hide the Social Icon Slider. Go to Social Settings and select ‘Yes’ to show it.
R. Recent Stories
Go to the Post Settings in the Themesdesk section to display the recent stories. Click on ‘Yes’ in the Show Recent Box to display them.
S. Author box
You have the option to display Author box within the Post Settings of the Themesdesk section. It can be displayed with Gravatar and Author Bio.
Display or hide the WordPress or Facebook comments within the Post Settings.
Upload the plugins in wp-content > plugins folder
Activate the plugins
This plugin sends customised message to the member when their question receives an answer.
MCE Comments adds WYSIWYG editor to the theme. The member posting a question or replying to an answer can make use of easy HTML Visual elements.
Go to Settings > MCE Comments to add / disable options.
The Rating Plugin adds rating to the comments. Activate the plugin and Go to Ratings > Basic
Disable Ratings for Blog Posts, Front Page Posts, Pages and Enable Ratings for Comments
Select Bottom Left option
Type – Thumb
Theme – Thumbs1
Size – Small
The Ask a Question Page has got a Minimum Text Script Installed which makes sure that Users don’t enter few words question title or description. You can edit this by opening ask-a-question.php page.
See Last Line, change values 40 and 150 to your desired values.
You also need to edit line 60 and 69 with your desired values. You can search for Minimum Characters 40 and Minimum Characters 150 and change to your desired values.
Changing Level Scale
A new member who registers in the site is given 1 point. For every question the member asks, 1 point gets added to the score. If you want to change the default level scale, please open file themesdesk_ratings.php inside themesdesk folder. Please change the values very carefully. You may enable Disqus Comments, Facebook Comments as the levels are not effected whether a guest answers the question or a registered member. They are only controlled by number of questions submitted.
Important Faqs and Solutions
I am getting an error on my Admin Profile page
Solution – You might have changed the display name in your User profile. Your User Profile Display Name should be your user id only. If you change your display name, the profile link will show 404 page.
Can users edit / delete question or an answer?
Solution – Only Admin Can edit / Delete any question or answer.