Rushmore - Wordpress Theme Solution for Blogging

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Rushmore - WORDPRESS THEME SOLUTION FOR BLOGGING

Welcome to Rushmore!

Thanks for Buying

First of all, thank you for buying our theme. We are a team of developers making awesome WordPress Theme - Rushmore - A blogging theme with lots of useful, unique and awesome features especially for daily or hobby bloggers who love to share their stuff, whether it’s about life, fashion, travel, or just a simple personal blog. Featuring a clean, elegant and typography focused design, Rushmore is guaranteed to bring a satisfying reading experience to your readers. It’s highly customizable so it can match your personal taste and be quickly converted into a multi-purpose theme as well. Both experienced developers and users with no programming background can customize this theme with minimal effort. To make your experience pleasant, we have added as much information as needed in this documentation.So, you should be able to find answers to all problems regarding using the theme.

Created By: CactusThemes

Support Site: http://ticket.cactusthemes.com

Version: 1.0

RUSHMORE LAYOUT

BLOG LAYOUT

There are 8 Blog Layouts with many variations, including:
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HEADER LAYOUT

Choose one of 4 Header Layouts:
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MENU LAYOUT

Choose one of 18 Menu Layouts:
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Installation

The Full Package includes these following files and folders:
  • Documentation folder - Contain this document and other materials
  • Installation Files folder - Contain all installable files, including theme & plugins
    • themes/rushmore.zip - WordPress Theme Installation file
    • plugins/plg-rushmore-shortcodes.zip - WordPress plugin to enable shortcodes
  • Sample Data folder - Contain sample data files
OptionTree plugin is required for the theme to work properly
Note: You can install optional plugins if needed. We recommend using these extra plugins (free). All have been tested and used on our demo page.
Go to Plugins > Add New to install and activate plugins

INSTALL VIA WORDPRESS

  1. Login to WordPress Admin
  2. In the left menu panel go to Appearance > Themes > Add New to install theme, or Plugins > Add New > Upload to install plugins
  3. Click Upload
  4. Browse your download package to select installation files
  5. Click Install Now button
  6. Once it's uploaded, click the Activate link

INSTALL VIA FTP

  1. Use your FTP software to browse to wp-content/themes folder to install theme or wp-content/plugins folder to install plugins
  2. Extract the installation files to their corresponding folders, for example rushmore.zip to rushmore and upload to server
  3. Once it's uploaded, go to your WordPress Admin, browse to Appearance > Themes or Plugins > Installed Plugins
  4. Click the Activate link
After the process of installation is finished, your page will be displayed in form of a blog page

Update Theme

  1. Deactive current theme by going to Appearance > Themes and activate any other themes such as the default Wordpress 3.8's Twenty Fourteen.
  2. Delete older version by clicking on Delete link. Confirm to delete.
  3. Update and re-install new version.

All posts and settings will be saved. This is data-safe method.

Auto Update

  1. Go to Plugins > Add News > Upload, find and install /plugins/envato-wordpress-toolkit.zip file (in the download package)
  2. To establish an Envato Marketplace API connection navigate to the Envato Toolkit page and insert your Marketplace username and secret API key in the designated input fields. To obtain your API Key, visit your "My Settings" page on any of the Envato Marketplaces
  3. Once the API connection has been established you will see a list of themes that can be auto installed. If you don't see any themes and are certain you've done everything correct, there is a good chance the theme author has not updated their theme to be available for auto install and update. If that's the case, please contact the theme author and ask them to update their theme's information
  4. Note Only theme is updated. Related plugins must be updated manually. Please check release logs to see if you need to update plugins

Assign Home page & Blog page

To assign Home page and Blog page, please follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Settings--> Reading.
  2. SelectFront page displays: A static page then chooses Front page and Post page from downdown list page.
  3. In addition, you can choose the number of posts on Blog pages show at most option.
  4. Click Save to save configuration.
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INSTALL SAMPLE DATA

In /Sample Data/ folder, you can find there are:
  • rushmore.xml All Data
  • theme-options.txt Theme Options Settings
  • rushmore-widgets.json Widgets Settings
To install sample data as seen on our demo page, following these steps

Step 0. Make sure you have installed Rushmore theme and all recommended plugins

Step 1. Go to Tools > Import, then click on Wordpress

Step 2. If it is not yet installed before, you have to install it. On the popup window, click on "Install Now"

Step 3. After installed successfully, click Activate Plugin & Run Importer

Step 4. Browse for [path-to-your-downloaded-package]/Installation File/Sample Data/rushmore.xml or rushmore.xml.gz and click Upload File and Import.

Step 5. After uploaded, the confirmation page appears. Check the Download and import file attachments option and click Submit If you have trouble with importing (it might breaks in the middle due to long execution time), try again with this option Unchecked! Or, try to import separate files as they are smaller

Step 6. After uploaded, the confirmation page appears. Check the Download and import file attachments option and click Submit

Step 7. When you see message "All done. Have fun!", you will know that the import is done.  Note: you may need to re-import the second time if the data is large. Back to Step 1. until you see the message below

Step 8. Go to Settings > Reading, set Front page displays to A Static page. Choose Home Page page as Front page and Blog as Posts page

Step 9. Go to Appearance > Menus, choose Main Navigation menu as Primary Menu


Step 10. Install Widget Settings Importer/Exporter and go to Tools > Widget Settings Import to import Sample-data/rushmore-widgets.json file

Step 11. Go to Option Tree > Settings > Import and paste content of Sample-Data/theme-options.txt into Theme Options text field, then click Import Theme Options button.

Step 12. OK, done!

MENU

There are two menu locations in the theme:
  • Primary Menu
  • Footer Menu

If you have imported demo content, follow Existing Menu or else follow Creating a New Menu to create a new menu.

  1. Go to Appearance > Menus
  2. In the Manage Locations area, under Main Navigation, select a menu for in the dropdown box labeled Primary Menu or Footer Menu. Click Save

menu

  1. Go to to Appearance > Menus

  2. Click Create a new menu. Enter a menu's name and click Create Menu

  3. Check the menu item in the boxes in the left column, click Add to Menu to add items to the menu and drag/drop to arrange them.

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  5. If you would like to use this menu in navigation, in the Manage Locations area, assign your newly created menu to Primary Menu or Footer Menu. Click Save

  6. Click Save Menu and that is all

WIDGETS

Add Widget to Sidebar

Please follow these steps to add widget to sidebar

  1. From Admin Panel, navigate to Appearance > Widgets tab to access the list of widgets and widget section.
  2. To activate a widget drag it to a sidebar or click on it. To deactivate a widget and delete its settings, drag it back
  3. All done, click Save to save the widgets added on your sidebar.

Rushmore Widgets

  1. Rushmore - Call To Action 

    This widget will help you to display to information which have called to action

    • Title
    • Button text
    • Button link 
    • Button text color
    • Button background color 
    • Open links in
    • Content
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  2. Rushmore - Contact

    This widget will help you to display to information which which has been called

    • Title
    • Address
    • Phone 
    • Email
    • Content
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  3. Rushmore - Tweet Feed

    This widget will help you to display to information of tweets. Fully integrate your website with your Twitter account

    • Title
    • Twitter Username (Required)
    • Twitter Widget Id (Required) 
    • Height
    • Exclude Replies on Tweets
    • Auto Expand Photos in Tweets
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  4. Rushmore - Facebook Feed

    This widget will help you to display completely customizable Facebook feeds of any public Facebook page or group on your website

    • Title
    • Facebook Page URL
    • Width 
    • Height
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RUSHMORE OPTIONS

Rushmore comes with a lot of options to help you totally customize the look & feel of your site. Go to Appearance > Rushmore Options to configure.
Below is the detail of how to use those functions.

GENERAL

The general configuration for website

This tab allows you to configure general options of this theme. Following the explanation learn more about options.

  1. Upload Logo: Upload your logo image
  2. Upload Sticky Logo: Upload your logo image for sticky menu
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  4. Upload Logo(Retina Version @2x): Retina logo should be two time bigger than the custom logo. Retina Logo is optional, use this setting if you want to strictly support retina devices.
  5. Default Image: If the article does not have a featured image, will use this image as default.
  6. Script Header: Add code before the close head tag
  7. Script Footer: Add code before the close body tag

HEADER

The header configuration for website
  1. Select a Header Layout: Choose one of the following layouts (Header Layout). There are 4 styles which you can choose for Header
    header

  2. Select a Menu Style: Choose one of the following layouts Menu Layout section. There are 18 styles which you can choose for Menu
    header
    header
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  3. On/Off desktop menu fixed: Enable / Disable menu destop
  4. On/Off mobile menu fixed: Enable / Disable menu mobile
  5. Header Background Type: Select the type of deader background to display in the header
    • Background Image

      – Upload image background your site

      – Choose background repeat your site

      – Chooes background alignment your site

      – Chooes background position your site

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    • Background Color

      – Choose background color your site

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  6. Page title bar on/off paralax
The footer widgets area options and footer copyright area options configuration for website
  1. Footer Widgets: Check the box to display footer widgets
  2. Number of Footer Columns: Select the number of columns to display in the footer
  3. Copyright Bar: Check the box to display the copyright bar
  4. Copyright: Enter the text that displays in the copyright bar
  5. SIDEBAR

    This setting can be overridden in each page/post
    Blog / Home
    1. Show/hide sidebar: Hide/show the main Sidebar
    2. Sidebar Position: Select the sidebar position for the blog pages
    3. Sidebar: Select sidebar id that will display on all blog posts
    Single Post
    1. Show/hide sidebar: Hide/show the post sidebar
    2. Sidebar Position: Select the sidebar position for the single posts
    3. Sidebar: Select sidebar id that will display on all single posts
    Single Page
    1. Show/hide sidebar: Hide/show the page sidebar
    2. Sidebar Position: Select the sidebar position for the single page
    3. Sidebar: Select sidebar id that will display on all single page

    BLOG

    The general configuration for Blog and these options allow you to set post-meta for Singe Post page

    This tab allows you to configure general options of this theme. Following to explanation learn more about options

    GENERAL

    The general configuration for Blog

    1. Blog layout: Choose one of the following layouts (Blog Layout). There are 8 styles which you can choose for Blog
    2. Blog Page Title: Enter page title
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    3. Blog Page Subtitle: Enter page subtitle
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    4. Blog Page Title Font: Choose font title for blog page
    5. Blog Page Subtitle Font: Choose font subtitle for blog page
    6. Pagination Type: Select the pagination type for the assigned blog page in Settings > Reading
    SINGLE POST
    I. SINGLE BLOG OPTIONS: Following to explanation learn more about options in single blog
    1. Single Style: Single post with 4 kinds of style

      • Single Style 1

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      • Single Style 2

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      • Single Style 3

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      • Single Style 4

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    2. Single layout: Single post with 3 kinds of layout

      • Single layout default (Single layout standard)

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      • Single layout boxed

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      • Single layout wide

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    3. Show/hide sharing box: Show/hide box sharing section in single post page
    4. Show/hide author info box: Show/hide auhthor section in Single Post
    5. Show/hide comment post: Show Comment section in single post
    II. NEXT/PREVIOUS POST: Following to explanation learn more about options in next/previous post
    1. Display: ON/OFF display Next/Previous Post section in single post page
    2. Next/Previous post in: Choose how to link to next/previous posts
      • In same categories
      • In blog order
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    III. RELATED POSTS OPTIONS: Following to explanation learn more about options in related post
    1. Show/hide: Show/hide related post section in single post page
    2. Text heading: Enter text heading of related posts
    3. Related by: Get Related Posts by Categories or Tags
    4. Number of Posts to be showed: Enter number of Posts to be showed
    5. Order by: Order related posts randomly or by published date
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    IV. LOVE POST OPTIONS: Following to explanation learn more about options in love post
    1. On/Off love post: Show/hide love post section in single post page
    2. Like icon: Add icon or remove Like icon
    3. Liked icon: Add icon or remove Liked icon
    4. Like text: Enter Like text 
    5. Liked text: Enter Liked text
       
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    FRONT PAGE

    These features are only configured for Front Page pages
    1. Select a category: Select a category of Featured Posts section
    2. Select a tag: Select a tag of Featured Posts section
    3. Items IDs list: If this parameter is used, cats and tags are ignored. For example: 1,2,3,4
    4. Order by:
      • Order by date
      • Order by Title
      • Order by input IDs
      • Random order
    5. Order:  
      • Descending
      • Ascending
    6. Number of Posts to be showed: Enter number

    PAGE

    These features is only configured for Page
    1. Page style: Single page with 3 kinds of layout
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    2. Page Subtitle: This text will display as subheading on all pages
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    3. On/Off body bottom: ON/OFF body bottom of single page
    4. Column:  Choose the number of columns
      • 1 column
      • 2 columns
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    CONTACT

    These features is only configured for contact page
    I. CONTACT INFO
    1. Address: Enter text of the address
    2. Phone number: Enter number of phones
    3. Email: Enter text of the email
    4. Column:  Choose the number of columns
    II. MAP OPTIONS AREA
    1. Map type:
      • Roadmap
      • Satellite
      • Hybrid
      • Terrain
    2. Upload map icon: Upload your map icon
    3. Map icon text hover: Enter text hover of the map icon
    4. On/Off zoom:  ON/OFF zoom of map

    404 - PAGE NOT FOUND

    These features is only configured for 404 page
    I. TITLE BAR 404
    1. Title: Enter title bar for the page
    2. Subtitle: Enter subtitle for the page
    II. CONTENT 404
    1. Title: Enter title content for the page
    2. Description: Short description in page not found - 404 page
    3. Show/hide search form: Show/Hide search form
    4. Page Content: Content of page not found - 404 page
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    TYPOGRAPHY

    CUSTOM FONT

    This will override the google / standard font options

    1. On/Off body custom font
    2. On/Off menu custom font
    3. On/Off button custom font
    4. On/Off title bar custom font
    5. On/Off subtitle bar custom font
    6. On/Off headings custom font
    GOOGLE FONT
    1. Select Body Font Family: Select a font family for body text
    2. Select Menu Font: Select a font family for navigation
    3. Select button Font: Select a font family for button
    4. Select Title Bar Font: Select a font family for title bar
    5. Select Subtitle Bar Font: Select a font family for subtitle bar
    6. Select Headings Font: Select a font family for headings
    FONT SIZE
    1. Body font size: Select base font size for body
    2. Menu font size: Select base font size for menu

    STYLING

    MAIN COLOR

    This will override the google / standard font options

    1. Main color: Controls several items, ex: link hovers, highlights, and more
    2. styling
    CUSTOM CSS
    1. CSS Code: Paste your CSS code, do not include any tags or HTML in the field. Any custom CSS entered here will override the theme CSS. In some cases, the !important tag may be needed. Don't URL encode image or svg paths. Contents of this field will be auto encoded

    SOCIAL ACCOUNTS

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    These options allow you to set link and other configuration for Social Media. The social Media display informs Home Page V3 and Home Page V6

    social

    You can add Custom Social Account by clicking "Add New". You need to enter the title, Icon CSS Class (Font Awesome is recommended) and URL fields for your new social account

    SOCIAL SHARING BOX

    These options allow you to turn ON/OFF the social sharing feature for posts

    social
    AUTHOR'S SOCIAL ACCOUNTS
    1. Add Social: This features allows you to easily insert social icons in your profile

      You can add Custom Social Account by clicking "Add New". You need to enter the title, Icon CSS Class (Font Awesome is recommended) and URL fields for your new social account

    2. On/Off email
    SOCIAL BOXING STYLING

    The installation of Social Box

    LANGUAGE

    1. Switch to RTL: Support right-to-left language
      rtl

    MAINTENANCE

    This is the maintenance notification page
    maintenance
    1. Enable maintenance mode: Enable maintenance mode
    2. Select an icon: Select an icon on the maintenance page
    3. Background color: Background color of maintenance page
    4. Text color: Text color of maintenance page
    5. Maintenance text: Enter the text content of maintenance pages

    BACKUP

    You can save your current options. Download a Backup and Import.
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RUSHMORE SHORTCODE

Instead of writing lines of code to build elements, we built Rushmore with number of pre-made shortcodes that enable you to create elements as you see on our demo

Most of the properties of shortcodes are optional. You only need to include those properties when needed. The shortcode button generator can be found in both Classic Editor

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DROPCAP

TOOLTIP

IMAGE WITH CAPTION

CATEGORY PAGE

Go to Posts > Categories. Users need to fill in the following parameters:

  1. Name: The name is how it appears on your site
  2. Slug: The “slug” is the URL-friendly version of the name. It is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers, and hyphens
  3. Parent: Categories, unlike tags, can have a hierarchy. You might have a Jazz category, and under that have children categories for Bebop and Big Band. Totally optional
  4. Description: The description is not prominent by default; however, some themes may show it
  5. Layout settings: Choose layout settings
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PAGES

CREATE A NEW PAGE

  1. Create two new pages in WordPress (under Pages > Add new), and publish them
  2. For the purpose of demonstration, we’ll call these “Home” (for the Front, or Home page) and “Blog” Go to Settings > Reading Settings, and under “Front page displays”, click the radio button for A static page
  3. Select “Welcome” in the first drop down (for Front page), and select “Blog” in the second one (for Posts page). Save the changes

PAGE TEMPLATE

We have built some specific page templates for you. Here is the list and their short description:

  1. Default Template: The default template can be used for any page
  2. Home Page version 1 > Home Page version 6: This template can be used for Home Page. When Front Page is chosen, there are several options which you can use to configure Home Page vesion 2, vesion 3, version 4 and version 6
    page
    • Select a category: Select a category of Featured Posts section
    • Select a tag: Select a tag of Featured Posts section

    • Items IDs list: If this parameter is used, cats and tags are ignored. For example: 1,2,3,4
    • Order by: Order by date / Order by Title / Order by input IDs / Random order

    • Order: Descending / Ascending

    • Number of Posts to be showed: Enter number

  3. Blog version 1 > Blog version 8: Select blog wants to display on 8 versions
  4. Contact form 1 > Contact form 3: When page is chosen, there are several options which you can use to configure Contact Form
    page
    • Select a form: Choose a contact form 1 or contact form 2
  5. Coming soon
    page
    page
    • Upload Logo: Upload your logo image
    • Upload background: Upload your background image
    • Choose date: Format date example: August 22, 2020 10:45:00
  6. Fullwidth: Show page display full width
  7. Maintenance: Show page Maintenance if enable maintenance mod. This setting in Rushmore Options > Maintenance

RUSHMORE PAGE OPTIONS

PAGE
  1. Page Style: Select "Default" to use global setting in Rushmore Options > Page, or choose a specific layout for in the page
  2. Logo type: Use default/custom logo
    • Default: Select "Default" to use global setting in Rushmore Options > General
    • Custom: Upload Logo / Upload Sticky logo / Upload logo(Retina Version @2x)
  3. Show/hide sidebar: Select "Default" to use global setting in Theme Options > Sidebar, or choose specific layout for sidebar in the page
  4. Show/hide body bottom: Select "Default" to use global setting in Theme Options > Page, or choose specific for body bottom in the page
PAGE TITLE BAR
  1. Page header style: Select "Default" to use global setting in Rushmore Options > Header, or choose a specific style for header in the page
  2. Post menu style: Select "Default" to use global setting in Rushmore Options > Header, or choose a specific style for menu in the page
  3. On/Off desktop menu fixed: Select "Default" to use global setting in Rushmore Options > Page
  4. On/Off mobile menu fixed: Select "Default" to use global setting in Rushmore Options > Page
  5. Page Title Bar: Choose to show or hide the page title bar
  6. Page Title Bar Text: Choose to show or hide the page title bar text
  7. Page Subtitle Bar Text: Choose to show or hide the page subtitle text
  8. Page Title Bar Custom Text: Insert custom text for the page title bar
  9. Page Subtitle Bar Custom Text: Insert custom text for the page subtitle bar
  10. Header Background Type: Select "Default" to use global setting in Rushmore Options > Header
  11. Page Title Bar Custom Font: Select "Default" to use global setting in Rushmore Options > Typography
  12. Page Subtitle Bar Custom Font: Select "Default" to use global setting in Rushmore Options > Typography
  13. Page Title Bar Custom color: Select "Default" to use global setting in Rushmore Options > Styling

POSTS

RUSHMORE POST OPTIONS

POST
  1. Post style: Select "Default" to use global setting in Rushmore Options > Blog > Single Post, or choose a specific style for post in the page
  2. Post layout: Select "Default" to use global setting in Rushmore Options > Blog > Single Post, or choose a specific layout for post in the page
  3. Show/hide featured image: Show/hide featured an image of the post
  4. Show/hide Sidebar: Select "Default" to use global setting in Theme Options > Sidebar, or choose specific layout for sidebar in the post
POST TITLE BAR
  1. Post menu style: Select "Default" to use global setting in Rushmore Options > Header, or choose a specific style for header in the page
  2. On/Off desktop menu fixed: Select "Default" to use global setting in Rushmore Options > Header
  3. On/Off mobile menu fixed: Select "Default" to use global setting in Rushmore Options > Page
  4. Page Title Bar: Choose to show or hide the page title bar

POST FORMAT

Rushmore theme supports Standard, Aside, Audio, Chat, Gallery, Image, Link, Quote, Status, Video

GALLERY POST

  1. Go to Posts > Add New
  2. Choose Gallery in Format
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  3. Click Add Media > Create Gallery > Upload Files > Select files > choose image from your computer to upload and click Create a new gallery, continue uploading some images to create a Gallery album
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  4. If you want to insert gallery into post content, click Insert Gallery. If not, just close the popup. Images will only appear on header carousel 
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  5. Enter necessary information such asTitle, Categories and tags,etc...then click Publish to save
    gallery_post

BLOG TEMPLATE

We have built 8 blog page templates for you. Here is the list and their short description:

  1. Step 1: Create new pages (Pages > Add New)
  2. Step 2: Go to Template > Select one of the types of blog page template: Blog page version 1 > Blog page version 8
  3. Step 3: Click button Publish

RTL & Translation


Rushmore is a WMPL compatible and multi-language ready theme. To translate this theme:
  • Download and install this tool POEdit
  • Open POEdit and load [/rushmore/languages/rushmore.po]
  • Translate the text and save the file
  • A file named rushmore.mo is created. Save it in /rushmore/languages/ folder. Rename it with Code Name of your language. For example, de_DE.mo for German - Deutsche. See language code list here http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_in_Your_Language
  • For WordPress 4.0 and above, go to Settings > General and choose Site Language
  • For WordPress 3.9.2 and below, open [{wordpress root}/wp_config.php] and find this line define('WPLANG', '');. Change it with your language code, for example define('WPLANG', 'de_DE');
Rushmore also supports RTL - Right To Left languages. If your language is RTL, go to Appearance > Theme Options > General > RTL mode and check Enable RTL

Licenses


The list might not be complete by accident. Authors who think you owe a license in this theme, please contact us at hi@cactusthemes.com

Support

If you face any problems with the installation or customization of our product, please do not hesitate to contact us via our support ticket system:

http://ticket.cactusthemes.com/