Categories are used to group you projects.
To create a category, log into your Wordpress admin panel and go to Portfolio -> Portfolio categories - see the following image:
To create a project go to Portfolio -> Add new and give a name to your project:
The project content has two information parts. First part is The short description of the project and The long description/Project content - See images below
The long content supports grid columns for you content to make it responsive on all devices. See more information here.
The featured image is the photo that is used as the image of the project.
The theme supports custom colors and background images for every project that show on page.
For colors you have multiple options like:
Also on every project page, you can select a background images(5).
Custom images are used if you want to set a custom image instead of the autocroped image of the featured image. See images below.
When you click on a project you have the option to open a URL instead of the drop down content.
To create a portfolio page to show your projects go to the Admin panel and create a new page from Pages -> Add New.
From Custom page layout you can set how the portfolio page will show your projects. The Theme has 4 types of boxes to show your project each box is in 2 styles:
To add a style add new section(2) and select a style.
Important All the blocks are rendered in a loop.
On the Portfolio page settings you can set the sorting of the projects(1). Theme support via our plugin(2) to sort the projects with drag'n drop. Set Custom via plugin and then go to Portfolio -> Reorder posts to sort your projects.
Info This plugin is FREE. Download the post sorter plugin.
Open for edit a project page and click the Add Media button.
Click on Create Gallery(1), then select the images you want to use in the gallery(2) and then click to Create a new Gallery(3)
Now you can make some settings like number of columns or you can sort your gallery. When done, click Insert gallery
Important Switch the wordpress editor to text mode (top right).
The gallery will generate a shortcode like this:
Shortcode support some parameters, to fit the gallery with your theme, just put in shortcode
The final code should look like this:
[gallery size="half-grid" ids="388,387,386"]
The height of the thumb images have a default value size of 300px. That value is the height of the featured images that wordpress crop it. Important That size is just for Half Width blocks. The full width blocks will not be cropped.
To change that size go to Theme customizer from Appearance -> Themes -> Customize and then open Portfolios: Portfolio section. There you will find the Small picture height settings.
Important If you change this settings you have to rebuild all thethumb images using a simple plugin called AJAX Thumbnail Rebuild. Install the plugin and go to Tools -> Rebuid Thumbnails and make the settings like in images below.
The excerpt leght is used to limit the text from the Short description only for the Half block x 2 type.
This settings is from the Theme customizer in Portfolios: Portfolio and it has a default value of 22 words.