Documentation: Ambassador

Below you will find information related to Ambassador WordPress theme.

Theme overview, configuration, custom widgets, best practices.

Documentation Sections

  1. Getting Started
  2. Logo & Customization
  3. Homepage Slideshow
  4. Thumbnails Size
  5. Menu Configuration
  6. Custom Page Templates
  7. Custom Widgets
  8. Theme Support
 
  1. Getting Started back to top

    Before you start using our themes, we recommend that you take a look at the Getting Started Documentation page. It contains information about installing a WordPress theme, answers to some frequently asked questions, as well as recommended plugins.

     
  2. Logo & Customization back to top

    [VIDEO] How to: Upload a New Logo – Step by Step Instructions

    To customize some parts of the theme, please go to Dashboard > Appearance > Customize.

    Ambassador Theme Customization
     
  3. Homepage Slideshow back to top

    [VIDEO] How to: Set up the Slideshow – Step by Step Instructions

    Ambassador Theme has a full-width slideshow on the homepage. Please follow these quick steps in order to properly configure the slideshow:

    HermesThemes Homepage Slideshow Help
    1. In your Dashboard, go to HermesThemes > Theme Options.
    2. Click on the Homepage Settings tab.
    3. Select a static page that contains uploaded (attached) images. These images will be used in the slideshow.
    4. Click Save Changes.

    Make sure that the selected static page has attached images to it. To attach images to a page, follow these steps:

    HermesThemes Slideshow Help
    1. On the Edit Page screen, click on Add Media.
    2. Select the Upload Files tab.
    3. Click Select Files and choose some images to upload.
    4. After uploading the images, make sure that they are displayed in Media Library > Uploaded to this page.
     
  4. Thumbnails Size back to top

    Our themes use the native WordPress image uploader combined with a couple of custom images sizes, as defined in functions.php. Here is a list of custom sizes used by the theme:

    1. 1400×400 – used for the slideshow on homepage and single post/page pages.
    2. 290×180 – used for attraction thumbnails in widgets and archive pages.
    3. 250×155 – used for the 3 featured pages on the homepage.
    4. 130×80 – used in the Recent Posts block as well as category archive pages.
    5. 60×40 – used in the Hermes Recent Posts widget.

    Thus, with the exception of the slideshow images, all images are cropped and scaled very close to the 1.61 golden ratio.

     
  5. Menu Configuration back to top

    Our themes fully support WordPress Custom Menus. If you are not familiar yet with this WordPress feature, please check the official WordPress Menu User Guide, which contains very detailed information about this feature.

     
  6. Custom Page Templates back to top

    HermesThemes Page Templates

    All of our themes come with built-in custom page templates, each for different purposes. All of these templates can be used for multiple pages, so you don’t have to limit yourself to a single page of a given template.

    Ambassador Theme currently includes these custom page templates:

    • Attraction
    • Attractions List
    • Blog Archives
    • Booking Form
    • Events (Future)
    • Events (Past)
    • Full Width
    • Gallery
    • Reversed Sidebar
    • Room Type
    • Rooms List
    • Testimonials List

    HermesThemes Page Templates

    Some of these page templates include additional options. After choosing a template for your page, click on “Save Draft”, “Publish” or “Update”, to save your changes. After that, pay attention to the additional options that will appear on the page, as in the screen-show on the right.

    Different page templates have different options, so be sure to check them out. Some page templates don’t have additional options, such as the Events templates.

    [VIDEO] How to: Set up the Rooms & Rates Page – Step by Step Instructions

     
  7. Custom Widgets back to top

    All of our themes come with custom widgets that add additional flexibility to the theme. All of our widgets can be used multiple times, so you don’t have to limit yourself to a single widget instance. The title for all of our widgets starts with Hermes: , so you can easily identify them. Some examples of such widgets:

    • Hermes: Facebook Like Box
    • Hermes: Recent Posts
    • Hermes: Testimonials

    The Live Demo for the theme uses the following widgets structure, in case you want to replicate the same content layout.

    Ambassador Theme Live Demo Widgets
     
  8. Theme Support back to top

    If any problem occurs during the installation process, or if the theme for some reason behaves differently than expected, you can always rely on our Hermes Customer Support.

    Support Forums