Welcome to Press75’s Video Elements theme documentation page. Please review all set-up instructions and theme usage documentation below to find what you are looking for.

These setup and usage instructions assume that you have working knowledge of the WordPress publishing platform. For more detailed information on how to use WordPress, please refer to the official WordPress documentation codex.

Sample Data and Child Theme Download

Use the links below to download the sample data file and child theme for this theme.

NOTE: WordPress does not provide import functionality for theme options, custom fields, required plugins or other settings. This means that even with the theme sample data file, you will still need to adjust your theme options and most likely add content according to the setup and usage instructions below. Download theme sample data file Download Child theme
Installing Your Theme

There are a number of ways to install a WordPress theme:

- WordPress admin
- Hosting control panel (cPanel used as a specific example)

The recommended installation method for most people is through the WordPress admin, though some theme updates may require the use of S/FTP or your hosting control panel. Instructions for all three options can be found in the Using Themes Codex article.

Managing Custom Menus

Modern WordPress themes include native custom menu support which allows you to configure your theme menus however you like in a convenient drag-and-drop interface. With a custom menu you can easily add custom links, pages, and categories to your navigation menu. Follow the instructions below for more information on how to create and mange custom menus.

  1. Log into your WordPress Admin (e.g. yoursite.com/wp-admin), and navigate to Appearance > Menus.
  2. By default your pages will be listed, so click 'create new menu' to begin setting up your menu
  3. On the left you will see options to add 'Pages', 'Custom Links', and 'Categories' to your menu.
  4. Once done, click 'Save Menu' to save your custom menu, then under 'Menu Settings' check the box beside your desired menu location.

For more information on custom menus please see the Appearance Menus Screen Codex article.

Using Theme Widgets

Modern WordPress theme include widgetized sidebars and/or content areas. The widgets you have available to you depend on your theme and plugins installed (if your theme and plugins provide custom widgets). You can view and add widgets to your theme by logging into your WordPress admin panel, and then navigating to Appearance > Widgets. Please be aware that some widgets have options, usually within the widget itself (e.g. by expanding the widget after adding it to your sidebar), or in a dedicated admin panel sidebar.

For more information on widgets please see the WordPress Widgets Codex article.

Creating Posts With Featured Thumbnail Images

Follow the step-by-step instructions below for writing posts with video and featured images ( post thumbnails ).

  1. Within your WordPress admin, expand the “Posts” tab, then select “Add New“.
  2. Create a title for your post, add your post content within the post editor.
  3. Scroll down to the “Post Video Options” box.
  4. If you are using Vimeo or Youtube videos, simply paste the URL to the video you wish to embed within the “Video URL” field ( e.g. “http://www.vimeo.com/12345678” ).
  5. For self hosted or any other video type, paste the full embed code within the “Embed Code” field.
  6. Within the right hand sidebar, find the “Featured Image” box and click “Set Featured Image“.
  7. After the pop-up dialog box loads, you have an option to select any image on your computer or an existing image within your WordPress Media Library.
  8. Choose your image and then click “Use as Featured Image” within the pop-up dialog box.
Importing Included Theme Sample Data ( If Applicable )

Some WordPress themes include sample data ( sample-data.xml ) that can be imported to populate a fresh WordPress install with sample content ( posts, pages, thumbnails, etc. ) so that you can get a better idea as to how each theme works.

  1. Click “Tools” and then “Import” to launch the WordPress Import Tool.
  2. After the page loads, click “WordPress” from the list of compatible import platforms.
  3. Click “Choose File” to select the “sample-data.xml” import file found within any theme folder.
  4. Click “Upload File and Import” to import the sample data and then follow the on screen instructions.