Impacto Theme Documentation

Impacto is a slightly more advanced theme than some of our others as it holds more options for building Landing Pages.

Of course, Impacto can more than handle any other type of website content. These additional options are just that - options.

 

General Documentation


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Getting Started

When you first download Impacto you’ll have a zip file named Impacto_WP_Unzip.zip.
Extract this file locally. Inside you’ll see a few files and folders:

  • Readme.md (general theme information)
  • impacto.zip (the parent theme/framework)
  • impacto-child.zip (child theme)

To ensure you’ll get automatic updates, install both impacto.zip and impacto-child.zip and then activate the Impacto Child Theme.

If you’re starting with a new installation of WordPress, you might find it useful to download and import the Impacto sample content.

 

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Home Page Setup

WordPress gives you the option to display your front page as a “Static Page” or a “Blog”.

To change these settings, simply go to Settings → Reading in your admin console. Here you can either select a “Page” to be displayed on your front page or choose to display all your latests blog “Posts” instead.

If you choose to display a static page as your home page, you can create another page named “Blog”. This page will serve as a placeholder for your blog entries when assigned as your “Posts Page” in Settings → Reading. This is useful to control your blog URL. In this example, your blog would be at yourdomain.com/blog.

To set up a Page like the one in the Impacto Demo, go ahead and set up your home page/blog as mentioned above.

When editing your Home page, choose “Landing Page” from the Page Attributes menu:

Select Landing Page

Next, select “Wide” as your Layout Style:

Select Wide Layout

Now, to insert some content. Click the “Insert Content” button in your editor and select a content template to apply.
More info on using content templates here.

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Setting Up Landing Pages

Landing Pages allow you to present your readers a distraction-free custom page in your site and allow you to focus on the “sell” of a specific product or service. By activating various features of a landing page, you can effectively hide your header (branding), site navigation, and footer.

The methods to these options requires the use of “Custom Fields” a native function of WordPress. A custom field must contain a “key” and “value” pair. To set a custom field, expand the custom field settings and add any of the available variable pairs:

  • hideheader = true or false
  • hidenav = true or false
  • hidefooter = true or false
  • hidetitle = true or false

1.) Click “Enter New”
2.) Click “Add Custom Field”
3.) Enter in one of the available key/value pairs listed above

Screenshot Example

Landing Page Fields