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    Me Gusta! Theme Documentation

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    Dear customer,

    First of all, thank you for choosing CosmoThemes and purchasing one of our Premium Themes your choice is

    greatly appreciated!

    Current version of Me Gusta has been developed for WordPress 3.0 and above and is not backwards compatible with older versions of WordPress. Me Gusta has been tested in all modern browsers: IE 7, IE 8, IE 9, Opera, Firefox, Safari and Chrome. If you happen to face some difficulties with this theme, consider to use our support which is conducted ONLY through the CosmoThemes support forums: http://cosmothemes.com/forums

    http://cosmothemes.com/forums

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1. Installation instructions

    2. Homepage

    2.1 Color Schemes

    2.2 Background Styling Options

    2.3 Custom Text-based Logo

    2.4 Automated day/night mode switch

    2.5 Multiple Multi-Level jQuery Menus

    2.6 Facebook connect

    3. Post settings

    3.1 Custom Page Templates

    3.2 Unlimited Sidebars

    3.3 Shortcodes

    3.4 Map/Contact shortcode

    3.5 Hide/Show Meta Elements

    3.6 Featured Image

    3.7 Keyboard navigation

    3.8 Love

    3.9 Post format

    4. View Post

    4.1 Breadcrumbs

    4.2 Post Meta

    4.3 Social Sharing

    4.4 About the Author

    4.5 Related Posts

    4.6 Nested Comments

    4.7 Facebook comments

    5. Widgets

    5.1 Twitter Widget

    5.2 Contact Form Widget

    5.3 Flickr Widget

    5.4 Tabber Widget

    5.5 Top Author Widget

    5.6 Categories with icons

    6. Languages

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    1. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Go to your WordPress Backend. 2. Open Appearance - Themes - Install Themes 3. Navigate to Upload 4. Browse for .zip file on your local computer, and Install it. 5. Then go to back to Appearance - Themes, and Activate theme

    You can also upload the theme manually via FTP, into the folder /wp-content/themes/

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    After successful activation, go to the left side area of the backend to control Themes specific settings.

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    2. HOMEPAGE

    2.1 COLOR SCHEMES

    The theme offers infinite color styles. Choose your preferred color for Footer and Content area.

    Boxed content style will wrap content inside a white box.

    2.2 BACKGROUND STYLING OPTIONS

    Feel free to choose from a range of 10 different backgrounds for your site.

    If you do not wish a background pattern simply choose the last blank one.

    2.3 CUSTOM TEXT-BASED LOGO

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    Either upload your personalized logo or opt for a text-based logo and choose from a variety of free fonts from

    Google. Set font family, font size and weight. A live preview will help you choose the best style.

    2.4 AUTOMATED DAY/NIGHT MODE

    If enabled, the background image of Me Gusta will change depending on your computer time:

    - from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. there will be the set the night mode with a dark background image

    - from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. there will be set the day mode with a bright background image

    2.5 MULTI-LEVEL JQUERY MENUS

    We recommend you to create your own custom menu which will appear just below the default one. To do so, go

    to Appearance Menus and create a new menu. E.g.: Header.

    Then, from Theme Locations choose for Main menu the newly menu you have just created

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    Populate the menu as desired by dragging and dropping custom links, pages or categories. Press Save Menu.

    You can set the number of visible page items in the main menu. To do so, navigate to Me Gusta - Menu

    Remaining pages will be visible from the dropdown menu item More.

    To enable or disable the default menu go to Me Gusta - Menu

    2.6 FACEBOOK CONNECT

    Since version 0.5 users can login or register through their Facebook Accounts.

    To use this feature you need to create an Application in your Facebook account

    (https://developers.facebook.com/apps) and copy its ID and Secret Key into corresponding inputs from admin

    panel available at Me Gusta Social.

    https://developers.facebook.com/apps

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    3. POST SETTINGS

    3.1 CUSTOM PAGE TEMPLATES

    By default, the layout is set in 2 columns aligned by right side. You can now choose the page template aligning the

    content by left side or opting for full-width display (no sidebars).

    This option is available both for posts and pages.

    3.2 SIDEBARS

    If you choose the Sidebar Layout for your post, you can display different sidebars at your desire. Select which

    Widget Area will be shown for each particular post from the select bar below the Post Layout. By default, the

    Main Area will be shown.

    You can add individual sidebars for specific posts. Create your New Sidebar then go to Appearance Widgets and

    populate your Areas with desired Widgets.

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    3.3 SHORTCODES

    CosmoThemes comes with 100+ shortcodes to choose from:

    Columns, Buttons, Tabs & Toggles, Info Boxes, Typography, Map/Contact.

    Each section comes with various options. After customizing your shortcode press Insert. The shortcode will be

    inserted in the above Post text area. Make sure not to delete or alter any inserted tags.

    If you feel that the shortcode generates a defect layout make sure to eliminate any spaces and breaks between

    them.

    3.4 MAP / CONTACT SHORTCODE

    You can insert a custom contact form on literally any page. Go to CosmoThemes Shortcodes from Page/Post Edit

    Form, choose Map/Contact Form tab and inset your data.

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    You will need a Google map key in order for the map to appear on the page. To get one go to:

    http://code.google.com/intl/en-US/apis/maps/signup.html

    If you wish, you can hide the Contact Form and leave only the map. Check Hide Contact Form for this purpose.

    3.5 SHOW/HIDE META ELEMENTS

    For each post/page you can choose which meta element will be shown or hidden. These values will override the

    default ones.

    3.6 FEATURED IMAGES

    In order to use images for your posts please use FFEATURED IMAGES. You can show the featured Image both on the category/archive page and on single. Enable or disable it from Me Gusta General. When adding/editing a post, on the right side you will see a box: Featured Image.

    http://code.google.com/intl/en-US/apis/maps/signup.html

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    Click on it, upload an image and then click the use as featured image link.

    Dont forget to set the Image Caption to show users what the image is about.

    3.7 KEYBOARD NAVIGATION

    Users can use keyboard navigation to surf around posts.

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    Use keyboards J, K, L, C, V and R keys for different actions on your site: next post, previous post, love a post, comment post, view post or display a random post. Enable or disable keyboard demo from Me Gusta General

    3.8 LOVE

    You can let users Love your posts by enabling this feature from Me Gusta General If enabled, set a limit of likes to turn your posts into Hot.

    You can also simulate a random number of likes for your posts. After having a certain number of posts with enough Likes you can set your mainpage to show Hot posts. Navigate to Me Gusta Mainpage and select this resource type. If you disable Love for posts, you can only select New posts and Static page for your mainpage.

    3.9 POST FORMAT

    Choose the corresponding format of the Post to correctly add a video, image or standard post.

    Using Youtube and Vimeo URLs for video posts will automatically set a Featured image for the post and crop all

    thumbnail sizes.

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    4. VIEW POST

    4.1 BREADCRUMBS

    By default, the breadcrumbs are enabled to let search engines better index your site.

    Enable it or disable from Me Gusta General.

    4.2 POST META

    If you do not wish to show Post Meta, disable it from Me Gusta General.

    Individual posts settings will have priority over General.

    4.3 SOCIAL SHARING

    Each post by default has the Social Sharing feature enabled. It can be disabled from Themes backend menu: Me

    Gusta Blogging.

    4.4 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Each post will show the information about the author of the article. Enable or disable this feature for all posts or

    for particular ones. Go to Me Gusta Blogging to set global values.

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    4.5 RELATED POSTS

    Similar posts feature show posts with the same tags. If there is no other posts with the same tags, then similar

    posts will not be shown.

    Choose from backend how many similar posts to display for individual posts: Me Gusta Blogging

    4.6 NESTED COMMENTS

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