Getting Started

Once you’ve activated Resteau, you’ll be forwarded to the Getting Started page (Appearance → Getting Started). Here, you can view the help file, check out and/or install the recommended plugins, and find out where can you open a ticket if you have any issues when installing or using the theme.

Demo Content

Once you’ve installed & activated Resteau, you can install the demo content to recreate the theme demo website. First go to your Themeforest downloads page and download the full theme package and unzip it. Locate the file called Resteau Demo Content.xml inside the map Demo Content.

Then go to Tools → Import and click on WordPress importer. Import the file called Resteau Demo Content.xml.

Then go to Settings → Reading and set the home page to the static front page.


Using the theme

Blog posts page

The blog posts page is the page that displays all of the blog posts. Create a new page (or edit an existing one) and give it any name you want. Then go to Settings → Reading. Select the option Posts page and select the page you want to display the blog posts on.

Custom Homepage

The custom homepage is the page that displays all of the homepage items. You can use this template by creating a new page (or edit an existing one) and giving it the template ‘Homepage’ in the right hand sidebar. Then go to Settings → Reading. Select the option A static page and under Front page select the page with the homepage template.

Homepage items

The homepage items you create will be shown on the custom homepage you created in the step above. To create a new Homepage item go to Homepage → Add New. You’ll get a new window. To choose the layout, scroll down below the content editor and locate the metabox called Homepage Items. Use the dropdown select field to choose your desired layout.

To easily reorder them, install the custom post types order plugin. Go to Appearance → Getting Started and click on the Plugins tab.

Below is a list of all possible layouts with explanation on what they actually are:

    • Text

Displays the title and post content.

    • Title

Displays only a title, no post content.

    • Gallery

Displays Gallery items. Add Gallery items via ‘Gallery’ in your admin panel (Requires the Resteau custom post types plugin).

    • Image Left

Displays a featured image on the left, title and post content on the right.

    • Image Right

Displays a featured image on the right, title and post content on the left.

    • Video Left

Displays a video on the left, title and post content on the right.

    • Video Right

Displays a video on the right, title and post content on the left.

    • Feature Left

Displays a title and post content in a box to the left. Uses the featured image as a background.

    • Feature Right

Displays a title and post content in a box to the right. Uses the featured image as a background.

    • Feature Center

Displays a title and post content in a box in the center. Uses the featured image as a background.

    • Banner

Displays a title and post content centered. Uses the featured image as a background.

    • News

Displays two latest blog articles.

    • Testimonials

Displays Testimonial items. Add Testimonial items via ‘Testimonials’ in your admin panel (Requires the Resteau custom post types plugin).

    • Blocked Text

Displays title and post content on the left and displays the extra content on the right (extra content can be found in the Homepage items metabox below the content editor).

    • Features

Displays Feature items. Add Feature items via ‘Features’ in your admin panel (Requires the Resteau custom post types plugin).

    • Menu

Displays Menu items. Add Menu items via ‘Menu’ in your admin panel (Requires the Resteau custom post types plugin).

    • Press

Displays Press items. Add Press items via ‘Press’ in your admin panel (Requires the Resteau custom post types plugin).


Install Plugins

Resteau recommends installing a couple of plugins. Some are used only to enhance your experience and some are required to use the theme to it’s full potential. Install and learn more about the plugins by following these steps:

  • Go to Appearance → Getting Started
  • Open up the tab called Plugins
  • You’ll notice a list with plugins. If you want to install it simply press the install button
  • You’ll get a redirect to the installation window of that specific plugin
  • Wait for the installation to finish and activate the plugin

Using the Theme Customizer

Resteau is customizable via the WordPress customizer. Here, you can change the various theme options and customize the colors of your site. To access the theme customizer, click Appearance → Customize in the WordPress admin menu. Below is a list of all the options available.

Site Identity

  • Site Title & Tagline: By default your site will display a site title. The tagline will be used for SEO.
  • Logo Upload: Upload your own logo image that replaces the site title text.
  • Site Icon: Upload a favicon shown in browsers and mobile devices.

Colors

  • General: Here you can find all the different accent colors.
  • Header: Change the colors of the footer area.
  • Footer: Change the colors of the footer area.
  • Sidebar: Change the colors of the sidebar area.

Social Icons

  • All social icons are shown here. Be sure to start every URL with http://. The e-mail field only accepts a valid e-mail adress.

Go to Appearance → Menus. There are three menu locations in this theme:

    • Header

This menu will be shown in the header area to the left (on the demo this is the ‘Book a table’ link). This theme does not support dropdown menus. You can only add first level items to the menu.

    • Footer

This menu will be shown in the footer area above the copyright notice. This theme does not support dropdown menus. You can only add first level items to the menu.

    • Sidebar

This menu will be shown in the slide-in sidebar area.


Scrolling menu

You can use links to the homepage items that scroll to that specific item upon click. To use this effect go to Appearance → Menus. Then create a new menu or edit an existing one. To add a link to a homepage item click on the tab called Homepage items. You can change the name of that link to anything you want and it will automatically link to that homepage item.

If the homepage items tab doesn’t show, click on Screen options at the top of the window and check the option Homepage items.


Widgets

The widget section of Resteau is located inside of the slide-in Sidebar panel. Go to Appearance → Widgets and simply drag & drop widgets inside the sidebar area.


Restaurant Reservations

The theme is fully compatible with the Restaurant Reservations plugin. You can display the restaurant reservation form by using the following shortcode: [booking-form]

In the demo, the booking form was shown inside a homepage item with the layout ‘Blocked text’. The shortcode was put inside the extra content editor.