1.Introduction

We would like to thank you for choosing Eduma. Built compatibly with the latest version of WordPress and page builder plugin Visual Composer, Eduma 3.0 promises to give you awesome experiences in creating your own education websites.

1.1.Requirements

There are system requirements in order to install and setup Eduma theme and its components properly. Make sure that you are running the latest version of WordPress, PHP version 5.6 or higher and MySQL version 5.6 or higher. We also recommend the following PHP configuration limits:

Recommended PHP configuration limits

  • upload_max_filesize = 32M
  • post_max_size = 32M
  • max_execution_time = 300
  • max_input_time = 300
  • memory_limit = 256M

Please contact your server provider to verify your current PHP limits and have them set it up again if needed.

Note: Once you successfully install and activate Eduma theme, Eduma Dashboard will be added to your WordPress menu. You can verify those requirements under Eduma > System Status 

1.2.What's Included

After purchasing Eduma theme on themeforest.net with your Envato account, go to your Download page. You can choose to download Eduma theme only (Installable WordPress Theme) or the entire Eduma theme package which contains the following files:

  • Eduma theme: An Installable WordPress Theme zip file.
  • Eduma child-theme: A child-theme zip file and a readme.txt note about the child-theme.
  • Documentation: A link to this documentation.
  • Licensing.

2.Video Tutorial

Here is a quick video tutorial for installing, setting up and customizing Eduma theme. For more detailed instructions, please read the following sections below.

3.Installation

You can install Eduma theme via 2 ways: Via WordPress or via FTP

3.1.Via WordPress

Follow these steps below to install Eduma theme via WordPress:

Step 1. Visit Dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Add New.

Step 2. Click Upload Theme.

Step 3. Browse eduma.zip file (not the theme package zip file) on your computer and click Install Now.

Step 4. Activate Eduma theme.

Step 5. Enable Thim Core to activate the core of Eduma and start importing demo data process.

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3.2.Via FTP

Follow these steps below to install Eduma theme via FTP:

Step 1. Login your FTP account via FTP software to access your host web server.

Step 2. Extract eduma.zip file.

Step 3. Upload the extracted folder eduma to wp-content/themes folder.

Step 4. Activate Eduma theme in Dashboard > Appearance > Themes.

Step 5. Enable Thim Core to activate the core of Eduma and start importing demo data process.

 

4.Getting Started

Once you successfully install and activate Eduma theme, Eduma Dashboard will be added to your WordPress menu.

Now you can get started to set up your site with Eduma. You will walk through the following steps:

  • Name your website and site description
  • Install and activate required and recommended plugins
  • Import Demo Content (Detailed instruction here)
  • Sign in your Envato account to get updates
  • Customize your site (Detailed instruction here)
  • Get support resources

4.1.Import Demo

Thim Core Demo Importer

Thim Core is a required plugin for Eduma theme. This plugin is a demo importer which imports all posts/pages, sample sliders, widgets, customization, and more.

Follow these steps below to import demo via Thim Core:

Step 1 – Visit Dashboard > Eduma > Import Demo.

Step 2 – Select a page builder before Import Demo.

Step 3 – Select a demo and click Install.

Step 4 – Select what type of content that you want to import and click Import.

The importing process may take up to 5 minutes.

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4.2.Import Pages

In case you just want to import some specific pages on the demo, please go to the support forum and we’ll send you the file of those pages as well as guide you how to import.

5.Customization

You are able to customize your website in Dashboard > Appearance > Customize

5.1.Customize

5.1.1.General

5.1.1.1.Logo

Change Logo / Sticky Logo / Logo Width / Site Icon for Site

5.1.1.2.Social Share

Hide / Show social share for Blog Page

5.1.1.3.Extra Features

Enable / Disable RTL Support , Smooth Scrolling, Remove Query String, Back to Top; Select Preloading; change preloading Color for Site.

5.1.1.4.Utilities

  • Google Analytics: Enter ID Google Analytics.
  • Facebook Pixel: Enter ID Facebook Pixel.
  • Body Custom Class: Add class to change layout for site.
  • Register Redirect: Allows register redirect URL. If blank will redirect to homepage.
  • Login Redirect: Allows login redirect URL. If blank will redirect to homepage.
  • Page Builder: Allows select page builder what you want to use.

 

5.1.1.5.Custom CSS & JS

Add Custom CSS and JS to change style for Site

5.1.2.Blog

5.1.2.1.Blog Page

Select layout, upload top image/ title, subtitle, hidden/ show page title or breadcrum for Blog page

5.1.2.2.Archive Pages

Select layout, upload top image/ title, subtitle,… for category pages

5.1.2.3.Singular Pages

Select layout, upload top image/ title, subtitle… for single post

5.1.2.4.Meta Tags

Hidden/ show author, date, category… for posts

5.1.3.Courses

5.1.3.1.Archive Pages

Select layout, upload top image/ title, subtitle for Course pages (yoursite/courses)

5.1.3.2.Single Pages

Select layout, upload top image/ title, subtitle for Single Course pages

5.1.3.3.Collection Pages

Select layout, upload top image/ title, subtitle for Collection page

5.1.3.4.Features

Enable/ Disable Login Popup form option, Contact Form 7 shortcode, TimeTable Link.

5.1.4.Events

5.1.4.1.Archive Pages

Select Layout; enable / disable Hide Breadcrumbs, Hide Title; change Top Image, Background Color, Title color, Subtitle color for Events Page 

5.1.4.2.Single Page

Select Layout; enable / disable Hide Breadcrumbs, Hide Title; change Sub heading Top Image, Background Color, Title color, Subtitle color for Single Event Page 

5.1.4.3.Settings

Enable / Disable Show year, Disable booking ticket for Events

5.1.5.Forum

Select layout, upload top image/ title, subtitle,… for all Forums archive page (yoursite/forums)

5.1.6.Portfolio

Select layout, upload top image/ title, subtitle,… for all Portfolio Single pages

5.1.7.Teams

5.1.7.1.Archive Pages

Select layout, upload top image/ title, subtitle,… for Our Team page (yoursite/our_team)

5.1.7.2.Single Page

Select layout, upload top image/ title, subtitle,… for Single Our Team page

5.1.8.Testimonials

5.1.8.1.Archive Pages

Select layout, upload top image/ title, subtitle,… for Testimonials page (yoursite/testimonials)

5.1.8.2.Single Page

Select layout, upload top image/ title, subtitle,… for Single Testimonials page

5.1.9.1.Settings

Add class to change layout, change background color / text color / link color,…; select background image; choose background repeat / background position for Footer

5.2.Page Settings

Eduma theme allows to customize a single Post or Page.

When using Eduma, you will see extra settings ‘Display settings’ on your ‘Screen Options’

  • By enabling ‘Display settings’, you will see new settings Featured Title Area and Layout in your Posts and Pages.

 

6.Update Theme

You can update Eduma theme via 2 ways:  via Thim Core and via FTP.

6.1.Via Thim Core

Thim Core plugin allows to update theme without resetting your previous settings. However, you should always backup your files and databases before updating.

Follow these steps below to update Eduma theme via Thim Core:

Step 1 – Visit Eduma > Dashboard and login with your Envato account.

Step 2 – Click Update now.

 

6.2.Via FTP

Follow these steps below to update theme via FTP:

Step 1.  Login your Envato account. In Download tab, find Eduma and choose the Installable WordPress Theme (the WordPress file).

Step 2. Login your server and go to wp-content/themes folder to backup your eduma theme folder if needed. The contents on your site will not be lost but if you have modified the code then the changes will be lost. You have to reapply them again after updating.

Step 3. Extract eduma.zip that you downloaded from themeforest.net

Step 4. Upload new theme folder eduma to wp-content/theme to override the existing files.

7.Knowledge Base FAQs

Before submitting a ticket on our support forum, please do all the following requirements:

  • Refer documentation.
  • Read changelog and make sure that your site is running the latest version of Eduma theme.
  • Disable all 3rd-party plugins because they may be the reasons causing issues.
  • Clear caches after changing any setting on your site.

Check our Knowledge Base and FAQs below to find out the answer for some common questions:

How to get license key of included premium plugins (Visual Composer and Revolution Slider)?

You are able to use included premium plugins such as Visual Composer and Revolution Slider for free when you purchase our themes on ThemeForest. You don’t have to buy your own license to use these plugins.

As a policy from the plugin’s author, you will not get updates directly from them. But you will always get the latest version of Visual Composer and Revolution Slider when we update the theme. We ensure that they are always compatible with our theme.

Will customization be lost if I update theme?

No, your customization in Appearance > Customize will not be lost when you update the theme. Only the code modifications in the original theme files will be lost and that’s why you should deploy in child-theme.

Customization cannot be saved?

When you make changes in Appearance > Customize setting but the changes cannot be saved, there are some common reasons:

  • Server error – “500 Internal Server”: Read this to know about the error and how to fix it.
  • Users of server (e.g Apache, Nginx) cannot write file: Let chmod file style.css and config.less (all in the theme directory) be 777.
  • Your PHP version is outdated: update PHP version 5.6 or higher.

There are also sticky tickets we post on our support forum. If you cannot find the answer for your problem, don’t hesitate to contact us by submitting a new ticket.

8.Support Service

When purchasing our themes, you will receive free 6-month support service for problems regarding the theme. Once your free support service is expired, you can extend your support service to 12 months. But no matter whether your support service is expired or not, you always receive free life-time updates for the theme.

We really care about our customers and guarantee to response to all support questions within 48 hours since your support ticket is created.

Regarding the requests about Customization and 3rd-party plugins, we provide you a Customization Service at a fee.

 

8.1.Support forum

ThimPress forum is our main resource for supporting customers. To reach us:

Step 1. Click here to create your account. We will ask for your Themeforest purchase code

Step 2. Go to Eduma support forum and create your topic

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