Salbii 2.0

A Responsive Multipurpose WordPress Theme


This documentation is a step-by-step guide to help you install your theme properly, configure its options and import the demo theme content. You’ll also find instructions and tips on using the various theme features.

Please read this documentation thoroughly and use it as a reference while you build your website.

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PLEASE NOTE
You need to ensure you have successfully installed the latest stable release of WordPress prior to installing Salbii. Our support team is unable to offer you support related to WordPress and/or third party plugin installation. Any faulty installation may cause Salbii to malfunction!

WordPress is well-known for its ease of installation. Under most circumstances, installing WordPress is a very simple process and takes less than five minutes to complete. Many web hosts now offer tools to automatically install WordPress for you. However, if you wish to install WordPress yourself, the following references will help you:

Salbii can be installed in 2 different ways:

  1. You can install through WordPress
  2. You can upload using FTP

Install through WordPress

  1. Download Salbii from ThemeForest (Installable WordPress files only)
  2. Login to your WordPress admin panel
  3. In the side menu navigate to Appearance > Themes
  4. Click the Add New button near the top of the page
  5. Click the Upload Theme button
  6. Click the Choose file / Browse button and locate the Salbii.zip file you downloaded earlier
  7. Click the Install Now button
  8. Once installed – click the Activate link
  9. Salbii is now activated, but you still need to install the plugins - see below
Note: If you receive an error while trying to upload Salbii, this is usually because your WordPress installation or hosting company is limiting the size of files you can upload. Our Knowledgebase includes a guide for how you can increase the WordPress Memory Limit

Install through FTP

  1. Download Salbii from ThemeForest (All files & documentation)
  2. Unzip this file, and unzip the salbii.zip file it contains
  3. In your FTP programme, connect to the directory where you installed WordPress
  4. Upload the salbii folder from your computer into the /wp-content/themes/ folder on your website
  5. Login to your WordPress admin panel
  6. In the side menu navigate to Appearance > Themes
  7. Hover your mouse over the Salbii logo and click the Activate button
  8. Salbii is now activated, but you still need to install the plugins (see below)

Install Plugins

As soon as you activate Salbii, a message will appear at the top of your screen about installing recommended plugins:

  1. In the WordPress admin panel, click the Begin installing plugins link
  2. Select all the tickboxes next to the listed plugins
  3. In the Bulk Actions drop-down menu at the top - select the Install option and click the Apply button
  4. Wait while all the plugins are installed
Note: If your server times out before all the plugins have been installed, follow the instructions for Manual Plugin Installation. The zip files for the individual plugins can be found in the Salbii folder you downloaded from ThemeForest Salbii/inc/plugins-integration/plugin-installables/

If you are new to Salbii you may find it useful to import the content from the salbii.com demo website into your website. This is done by importing the XML file that was included in the zip file you downloaded from Themeforest.

  1. Login to your WordPress admin
  2. In the side menu navigate to Tools > Import
  3. At the bottom of the list click WordPress
    Note: If this is the first time you have used the import tool you may see a window to install the plugin – install the import plugin and proceed to the next step.
  4. Click the Browse button and locate the Salbii folder you downloaded from Themeforest
  5. Look inside Demo Content folder for a file called salbii.wordpress.xxx.xml
  6. Click the Upload file and import button and wait for the import to complete
  7. On the next screen make sure the Download and import file attachments option is selected and click Submit
  8. Separate instructions for setting up the remaining features of the demo content are below

Assign a home page

The demo content includes all of the five different home page designs from the Salbii.com demo website. After you import the demo content you need to assign one of those home pages as your primary home page:

  1. In the side menu navigate to Settings > Reading
  2. In the Front Page drop-down menu, select one of the five home pages and click the Save Changes button

The navigation menu

Follow these instructions to complete the setup of the main navigation 'mega menu':

  1. In the side menu navigate to Appearance > Menus
  2. At the very top right of the screen click the Screen Options button and ensure 'Mega Menu Elements', 'Link Target', 'CSS Classes' and 'Description' are all enabled
  3. In the Select a menu to edit drop-down menu select 'Demo mega menu'
  4. Under the Menu Structure heading click the small grey arrow to the right of 'Home' and then click the checkbox next to Activate Mega Menu dropdown for this item
  5. Scroll down and repeat step 4 for both 'Elements' and 'Mega Menu - Contact'
  6. For 'Elements': in the Dropdown width field enter the value '660'
  7. For 'Mega Menu - Contact': in the Dropdown width field enter the value 'full'
  8. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the Header Primary Menu option
  9. Click the Save Menu button

Importing the demo LayerSliders

LayerSlider is one of the recommended plugins that comes

  1. In the WordPress admin navigate to LayerSlider WP in the side navigation menu
  2. Look for for the Import & Export Sliders section and click the Import Sliders Browse button
  3. Locate the Salbii Demo content folder you downloaded earlier
  4. The LayerSider sub-folder contains a .json file for each of our sample sliders
  5. Select one of the .json files and click the Import button
  6. If you would like to import any of the other sliders, repeat steps 2–5

For LayerSlider plugin documentation click here

Importing the social media sharing buttons

The social media sharing buttons on Salbii's demo site are controlled by the 'Easy Social Share Buttons' (ESSB) plugin. To import these buttons into your Salbii theme:

  1. In the WordPress admin navigate to Easy Social Share Buttons in the side navigation menu
  2. In the tabs across the top of the next page click the one called Import/Export Settings
  3. The next page contains a large empty text box
  4. Locate the EasySocialShareButtons-ConfigIport.txt file in the Demo content folder you downloaded earlier
  5. Open that text file and copy & paste the entire contents of that page into the empty text box
  6. On the right of your screen below the tabs at the top, click the Restore button

For ESSB plugin documentation click here

If you are new to WordPress, or would like to see how we created any of the elements on our demo website, you may prefer to import our demo content. However, if you are ready to start setting up your website, the information below will help you set up many of the basic functions.

Note: When Salbii is activated a few initial pages are generated automatically to get you started – these are for the home, blog and portfolio.

Homepage

Once you have created the page that you want to be your home page, you will need to:

  1. In the side navigation menu navigate to Settings > Reading
  2. Under Front page displays select 'A static page'
  3. In the Front page drop-down menu select the name of your home page
  4. Click the Save Changes button

Visual Composer

Salbii pages have been created using Visual Composer – a plugin that provides an intuitive drag-and-drop interface to the WordPress page editor. To ensure Visual Composer is setup to work with all content types:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Visual Composer in the side menu
  2. Select all of the listed Content types
  3. Click the Save changes button

For more information refer to the Page Editing Basics section.

If your links look like salbii.com/?p=123 you can easily change this to salbii.com/my-awesome-page.

These URLs are very important for SEO, so we recommend you make the change:

  1. In the side menu of your Wordpress admin navigate to Settings > Permalinks
  2. Under Common Settings select 'Post name'
  3. Click the Save Changes button
Note: Scroll to the bottom of the screen to see if WordPress has given additional instructions for manually creating a .htaccess file.
WordPress will only ask you to do this if it wasn't able to create the file itself.

Menus

Menus are managed in the usual way in your WordPress admin by going to Appearance > Menus in the side navigation menu. If you are not already familiar with WordPress menus there is a guide to using menus on the WordPress website.

Menu locations
Salbii has three set locations where you can display a menu: header, the footer and the top bar (the bar at the very top of the site above the site header).

Automatically generated menus
Salbii automatically creates two menus for you to start using straight away: Primary Website Menu and Social Icons List. Please refer to the section below for instructions on how to edit the Social Icons List

Mobile menu
The mobile menu is created separately from the main menu. Please refer to the Mobile Menu section below for instructions on how to set this up.

Mega Menus

A mega menu is similar to a normal menu but adds a number of additional options including: columns, headings, images and shortcodes. For an example of what is possible with a mega menu take a look at the 'Home', 'Elements' and 'Contact' drop-downs in the main navigation menu on www.salbii.com.

The Demo content section of this documentation includes instructions on how to setup the mega menu from the salbii.com demo website.

Note: Mega Menu items are only compatible in the Header Primary Menu menu location and will not work in the footer, mobile or top bar menu locations.

To setup your own mega menu:

  1. In the side menu of your Wordpress admin navigate to Appearance > Menus
  2. At the very top right of the page click the small Screen Options dropdown
  3. Make sure 'Mega Menu Elements', 'Link Target', 'CSS Classes' and 'Description' are all enabled.
  4. Click the Create a new menu link
  5. Enter a name for your new menu (e.g. My Mega Menu) and click Create Menu
  6. Under the Menu Settings heading select the Header Primary Menu option
  7. To create the first dropdown item in your mega menu you need to insert a custom link. Do this by first clicking the Links heading on the left, then enter a hash (#) in the URL field and a name for the dropdown (e.g. About Us) in the 'Link Text' field – then click Add to Menu
  8. In the column on the right click the name of the item you just created to reveal its attributes
  9. Select the Activate Mega Menu dropdown for this item option
  10. You can now add new Mega Menu Elements from the section on the left.
  11. Clicking Add Column, Add Heading Item or Add Content Item will add a new item to your menu which you can then reposition and configure
  12. Remember to click the Save Menu button

Insert an image into a mega menu

  1. From the Mega Menu Elements section on the left click the Add Content Item button
  2. This will add a new item to your menu on the right - look for this item and click the small grey arrow to reveal its attributes
  3. In the Content field enter <img src="URL to your image" />
Note: You can use plugin shortcodes in a mega menu!

Mobile Menu

The mobile menu uses a separate Mobile Off Canvas widget area, meaning you can create a different menu just to use on mobile devices.

If you have a simple menu (i.e. without mega menu elements) on your website and would like to use that same menu for your mobile menu, skip to step 5 – otherwise follow the instructions below to create a separate menu:

  1. In the Wordpress backend navigate to Appearance > Menus in the side navigation
  2. Click the Create a new menu link near the top of the page
  3. Enter a name for your new menu (e.g. 'My Mobile Menu) and click the Create Menu button
  4. Add links to the menu as usual and click the Save Menu button
  5. Navigate to Appearance > Widgets in the side menu
  6. Drag the Custom Menu widget into the Mobile Off-canvas widget area on the right
  7. In the Custom Menu widget you just dragged across – click on the Select Menu drop-down menu and select the menu you created earlier
  8. Click the Save button
  9. There may be other widgets already in the Mobile Off-canvas area. These are not essential and can be removed simply by

Social Media Icons

The social media icons in the top bar of Salbii are organised in a menu called Social Icons List.

If you would like to remove this, you can do that in the top bar section of the Theme Options panel.

To update the social icons menu

  1. In your WordPress admin navigate to Appearance > Menus in the side menu.
  2. At the very top right of the page click the small Screen Options dropdown
  3. Make sure 'CSS Classes' is enabled.
  4. Click the Select a menu to edit drop-down menu, select 'Social Icons List' and click Select
  5. To remove an item from the menu, click the small grey arrow next to the item and click Remove.
  6. To link icons to your social media pages, click the small grey arrow next to the item you would like to update and change the URL field.

To add a new social media icon

  1. First look on the complete list of icons for the name of the icon you would like to insert (e.g. 'icon-facebook' or 'icon-twitter').
  2. Go back to the menu admin in
  3. In the left column click the Links heading to begin set up a new custom link.
  4. In the URL field enter the URL you want the new icon to link to.
  5. The Link Text field should be the text you want to display next to the icon (this can be switched on in Theme Options)
  6. Click Add to Menu
  7. In the right column look for the item you just added and click the small grey arrow
  8. In the CSS Classes field enter the name of the icon you found in step 1
  9. Click Save Menu

Icons

Some elements in Salbii make use of the Icon Manager plugin. If you imported the Demo Content you will find a selection of over 1000 icons already uploaded.

If you did not import the demo content you can upload your own icons using the IcoMoon app.

  1. Navigate to IcoMoon and create a font from your icons
  2. In the WordPress admin navigate to Brainstorm > Icon Manager in the side menu
  3. At the top of page select Upload New Icons
  4. Select The Upload Files tab and upload the IcoMoon zip file
  5. Select the zip file and click Insert Font Zip File
  6. These icons will now be available for elements such as the counters and info lists

It is worth noting that some elements that contain icons do not use these icons (such as the icon box). These icons are entered using their html codes (e.g. &#xe000;). These icons may also be edited.

  1. Open the old IcoMoon app in Chrome
  2. In the bottom right of the page you will see two icons – database and refresh
  3. Click on the database icon and then select Load Session
  4. Load the JSON file found at wp-content/themes/salbii/iconfont/iconfont.json
  5. Import your new icons using the import button in the top left
  6. Click Download
  7. Unzip the IcoMoon file and then upload the files inside to the wp-content/themes/salbii/iconfont/ folder, be sure to overwrite any files
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Widgets

Salbii has three sections for you to include widgets in your site:

Pre-footer and Footer widget area sections can be switched on (or off) in the theme settings and can be configured to consist of 1, 2, 3 or 4 widget areas/columns.

To manage your widgets navigate to Appearance > Widgets in the side menu. On the left side of the page are all the available widgets, while the right side lists all the available locations where widgets can be used. Click any of those locations to see what widgets are currently in use in which location.

To insert a widget into a location, simply drag the widget from the left side into the location on the right. Once on the right side, you can click a widget to see and change its options.

Note: Not all of the locations that are listed will be in use on your website. The locations that are in use depends on the layouts you have chosen for your pages and the widget settings in your Theme options

More information on using and activating widgets may be found on the Wordpress tutorial.

Widget Areas

If you would like to override the default widget areas and display different widgets in your footer / sidebar on specifics pages of your site (i.e. your blog), you may do so using the Widget Areas panel.

  1. In the WordPress backend navigate to Appearance > Widgets Areas
  2. Create a new area by selecting Add New at the top of the page
  3. Type a name for your new area (e.g. Blog Footer 1)
  4. Under Conditions select which pages you would like to override on (e.g. Blog — Standard Full Width)
  5. On the right hand side you can select which area to replace (e.g. Footer — Column 1)
  6. Clicking Publish will create your new area
Note: Once you have created a new widget area you will need to go to Appearance > Widgets to setup the widgets you would like it to contain.

Page Design Settings

In the WordPress page editor there is a Page Design Settings panel that contains options for you to:

Note: If you are unable to locate the 'Page Design Settings' panel click the small Screen Options dropdown at the very top of the page and make sure Page Design Settings is selected.

Page Editing Basics

Salbii pages have been created using Visual Composer – a plugin that provides an intuitive drag-and-drop interface to the WordPress page editor. Making it possible for you to easily layout and edit pages in WordPress without any knowledge of code.

If you are unfamiliar Visual Composer, find out more at vc.wpbakery.com.

Note: If you haven't already done so, you should make sure Visual Composer is setup to work with all content types by going to Settings > Visual Composer and selecting all of the listed Content types.

To use Visual Composer in the WordPress page editor
When editing a page make sure the Backend editor button just below the page title is selected.

Page content in Visual Composer is divided into horizontal sections called Rows (you could think of these as shelves in a book store).

Rows are split vertically into sections called Columns (you could think of these as sets of book ends)

Elements are the content of your website and should be placed in the columns (think of these as the books)

Full Width Section

Full width sections are also commonly referred to as Out of the Box sections – because the extend outside the width of the column that contains the page content.

  1. Navigate to the row you wish to be full width
  2. Edit the row by clicking the upper right pencil icon
  3. Change the Expand dropdown menu to 'Yes, expand section width'
  4. If you would like to change the background color of this row, click the Design options tab at the top
  5. Save your settings

Full width content
If you would like some content to be full width (such as a LayerSlider banner or separator) – you will need to click the pencil item for that row and enter extended-row into the Extra class name field.

Parallax

Fixed background are created in the same way as Parallax sections.

  1. In the WordPress page editor find the row you would like to be parallax
  2. Edit the row properties by clicking the upper right pencil icon and select the Row Backgrounds tab
  3. Select Image in Background Style dropdown
  4. Select a Parallax style from the second Background Style dropdown (for fixed images choose Simple Background Image)
  5. After you have updated the settings click Save

LayerSlider

LayerSlider banners may be created by navigating to LayerSlider WP in the side navigation

For LayerSlider plugin documentation click here

To insert a LayerSlider into a page:

  1. Go to edit the page you would like to include the LayerSlider
  2. Use the Visual Controller options to create a row and then click the pencil icon for that row
  3. In the Extra Class Name field enter extended-row
  4. In the Expand drop-down menu select Yes, Expand section width
  5. Click Save
  6. Click the large plus (+) sign to add a new element inside the new row
  7. Select LayerSlider from the options
  8. In the LayerSlider ID dropdown menu select your LayerSlider and click Save.
You may notice that the LayerSlider isn't showing the correct banner on the page (typically after importing demo content), please ensure that the correct banner is selected in Step 8.
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Call to Action

There are four ways to create a Call to Action block. The best method will depend on your needs.

Method 1 will set up the site wide Call to Action that is placed just above the footer.
Method 2 will set up a Call to Action block that is column wide like shown here.
Method 3 and Method 4 will set up a Call to Action block that is full width and may be placed anywhere.

Method 1:

  1. Navigate to Appearance > Theme Options > Call to Action Section
  2. Enable the toggle to display the Call to Action
  3. Edit the content for the text, button text and URL link
  4. Click Save changes

Method 2:

  1. Go to edit the page that you would to include the Call to Action
  2. Create a row and click the add element plus sign
  3. Select the Call to Action Block element and edit the options as required
  4. Reposition the row to the desired position

Method 3:

  1. Go to edit the page that you would to include the Call to Action
  2. Hover over the the drop down labelled Templates and you will see a list of pages and sections
  3. Click one of the Call to Action Section templates
  4. Edit and reposition the content as you wish

Method 4:

  1. Go to edit the page that you would to include the Call to Action
  2. Create a row and edit the row (using the upper right pencil)
  3. Enable the full width option and choose a color for the background
  4. Edit the columns and add content elements as you desire (don't forget the button)
  5. Reposition the row to the desired position
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Spacing

Rows, Columns and many Elements have individual overrides for their spacing. If you would like to adjust this you can do so in their properties.

  1. Navigate to the item you wish to adjust
  2. Click the edit properties pencil
  3. Click the Design options tab
  4. You can then select a new margin or padding to adjust the element's position

Text headings

There are six heading options that range in size for your headings and sub headings.

  1. Navigate to the text block you wish to adjust
  2. Click the edit properties pencil
  3. Ensure the extra options are displayed (see image below)
  4. Highlight the text you wish to change
  5. Click the Formats dropdown and navigate to the Headings options
  6. Select the heading style you would like

Text colour

You may select any colour for your text.

  1. Navigate to the text block you wish to adjust
  2. Click the edit properties pencil
  3. Ensure the extra options are displayed (see image below)
  4. Highlight the text you wish to change
  5. Click the Text colour dropdown (see image below)
  6. Select the colour you would like to use

Text styles

There are many different styles to customise your text.

  1. Navigate to the text block you wish to adjust
  2. Click the edit properties pencil
  3. Ensure the extra options are displayed (see image below)
  4. Highlight the text you wish to change
  5. Click the Formats dropdown and navigate to the Inline options
  6. Select the style you would like

The 'Theme Options' page is where you can customise the options provided by the Salbii theme.

Note: Remember to click Save Changes at the top or bottom of the page if you have made any amendments

In the WordPress admin navigate to Appearance > Theme Options in the side menu. Theme options is divided into different sections listed in tabs down the left of the page:

Global Settings

Settings are provided for you to:

Site Header

The site header is the section at the top of your site which includes the logo and main navigation menu. Three layouts are available for you to choose from:

  1. Minimal: Logo on the left and menu on the right
  2. Centred: Logo and menu both centred
  3. Advanced: Logo and menu left aligned, plus an extra area on the right for a tag line

Settings are also provided to:

Typography

Salbii makes it possible for you to use different fonts in the different areas of your site. Select standard fonts or specialist web fonts to use from:

Top Bar

The top bar is the optional bar/area at the very top of your website above the site header and is split into two editable sections ('left' and 'right'). Both of these sections allow you to insert a menu, or social media icons or your own text.

Menus should to be created as normal in Appearance > Menus.

If you use the WPML language plugin on your site, you have the option of displaying your language switcher in the top bar.

Blog Settings

Salbii provides two layouts to choose from to use on your blog pages:

Standard:

Masonry:

Single post pages can be displayed full width or with a sidebar on the left or right of the page. You can also choose whether or not to display featured images.

Widgets can be added to the blog sidebar through Appearance > Widgets

Widget Areas

Salbii has three sections for you to include widgets in your site:

Pre-footer and Footer widget area sections can be switched on (or off) in the theme settings and can be configured to consist of 1, 2, 3 or 4 widget areas/columns.

Call to Action

Salbii provides the option of a full-width section above the footer to include a call to action. An example of this can be seen in on our demo site at www.salbii.com.

A call to action consists of:

Footer

Options are provided for you to:

Advanced Settings

This is where you can enter any Custom CSS that you would like to override Salbii's default styles.

Note: It may sometimes be necessary for you to include the !important attribute to override some styles.

The Custom script section is where you can add custom scripts, e.g. when using Google Analytics.

Import / Export

The changes you make in Salbii's theme options are saved in the WordPress database. There may be times where you would like to be able to export your theme options settings to a text file to keep for backup, or for you to import into another installation of Salbii.


Something is broken, please can you fix it?

Things can break for all sorts of reasons, but there is a simple list of things to do that can fix all issues.

  1. Ensure you are using the latest version of Salbii (often we have already fixed the issue).
    In your WordPress backend, navigate to Appearance > Theme Options > Theme Information and compare your theme version number to the version available on ThemeForest. If these are different, please update to the latest version.
    You can also read the changelog for each update, to see what Fixes, Improvements and New Features have been added.
  2. Ensure all your plugins are installed, updated and activated.
    In your WordPress backend, navigate to Appearance > Install Plugins and Install, Update and Activate all the plugins.
    If Install Plugins is not in your side menu, your plugins are already up to date and activated.
  3. Check through our Known Issues list to see if we are already aware of the issue.
  4. Please submit a support ticket with an explanation of how to recreate the issue. Screenshots and WordPress access will also help our support team to debug the issue.


How can I update Salbii?

Updating your theme is essential is you would like new features and a bugfree website. There are two ways to update your Salbii Theme:

Updating through WordPress

  1. For this method you will require the free plugin: Easy theme and plugin upgrades plugin
  2. Download the latest theme files from ThemeForest
  3. Unzip the downloaded file
  4. In the WordPress admin, navigate to Appearance > Themes
  5. Click the "Add New" button near the top of the page
  6. Click the "Upload Theme" button
  7. Click the "Choose file" or "Browse" button and locate the salbii.zip file you downloaded earlier
  8. Change the Upgrade existing theme dropdown to Yes
  9. Click Install Now

Updating through FTP

  1. Download the latest theme files from ThemeForest
  2. Unzip the downloaded file and unzip the salbii.zip file
  3. Connect to your server by FTP
  4. Upload the Salbii folder to /wp-content/themes/ and let it replace the current Salbii folder
  5. In the WordPress admin, navigate to Appearance > Themes > Theme Options and click Save Changes
Note: If you have made any customisation to the core theme files, these will be overwritten when updating.


Why can't I import the demo content?

Your demo content may be failing due to your server upload limit.

It is recommended that you ask your hosting provider to increase your maxiumum upload limit to over 20 megabytes.

For advanced users, you may try increasing the limit yourself:

By .htaccess

  1. Edit your .htaccess file and add:
    php_value upload_max_filesize 40M

By PHP.ini

  1. Edit your PHP.ini file and amend your maximum upload limit:
    upload_max_filesize = 40M


How can i increase the WordPress memory limit?

  1. Edit your wp-config.php file and enter something like:
    define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '96M');

    Note
    Please note that WordPress memory can be different to the server – you need to set this regardless of server memory settings

  2. If you have access to your PHP.ini file, change the line in PHP.ini If your line shows 32M try 64M:
    memory_limit = 64M ; Maximum amount of memory a script may consume (64MB)
  3. If you don’t have access to PHP.ini try adding this to an .htaccess file:
    php_value memory_limit 64M
  4. If none of the above works, you will need to contact your hosting company for help.


Why is there a message that reads: "Warning: getimagesize():" in my WordPress admin and next to my logo?

If you are getting a warning about getimagesize(), this is due to your server configuration. The warning reads something like:

Warning:  getimagesize(): http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_fopen=0 
in /public_html/wp-content/themes/salbii/inc/customized-css.php on line 303

Simply, you need to enable allow_url_fopen. This may done by either:

The .htaccess file

  1. Edit your .htaccess file and add:
    php_value allow_url_fopen On

The PHP.ini file

  1. Edit your PHP.ini file and amend your maximum upload limit:
    allow_url_fopen = on

Some servers do not allow you to edit the server configurations locally as described above; therefore, if the warning message is still displaying, please contact your hosting providers to edit your settings.



When I install Salbii it gives the error: "Broken theme and/or stylesheets missing", is this something wrong with the theme?

Nothing is wrong with your theme.

This is a common issue that can occur with users new to installing WordPress themes and luckily there is an easy solution.

  1. Download Salbii from ThemeForest (All files & documentation)
  2. Unzip the zip file, and unzip the salbii.zip file it contains
  3. Browse the contents of the salbii folder and you will see a “style.css” file. This is how you know you have found the theme folder
  4. Using your FTP client upload the salbii folder from your computer into the /wp-content/themes/ folder
  5. Login to your WordPress admin and navigate to Appearance > Themes
  6. Hover over the Salbii logo and click the 'Activate' button


What is a child theme and do I need one?

A WordPress child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme, called the parent theme. Having a child theme allows you to modify the core theme files, while keeping the parent theme intact.

Without a child theme, any edits made to the theme files will be overwritten when updating the theme. But with a child theme, you can update your parent theme and your modifications and kept safe in the child theme.

The child theme can override any file in the parent Salbii theme: simply include a file of the same name and replicate the file location in the child theme directory, and it will override the equivalent file in the parent Salbii directory when your site loads.

For further information about child themes, visit the WordPress Codex.