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Montero

WordPress License: GPL v2

This project is available for use via the GNU General Public License (v2). It was custom-built for Montero Corporate Services.

Requirements

Make sure all dependencies have been installed before moving on:

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Montero WordPress Theme

Stable

Installation

After you have installed WordPress, go into the /wp-content/themes/ directory and insert this theme’s folder. Once the theme is uploaded, you need to activate it. Navigate to Appearance > Themes and activate the theme.

  1. In your admin panel, go to Appearance > Themes and click the Add New button.
  2. Click Upload Theme and Choose File, then select the theme’s .zip file. Click Install Now.
  3. Click Activate to use your new theme right away.

NOTE: This theme is currently in review by WordPress’ theme team, so hopefully soon you can access it directly from the WP themes directory! View ticket progress.

Site Identity

Here, you can update your logo image, site title, tagline/description, contact information, and the default header background.

The default header background will display the same image on all pages, unless a “Featured Image” is uploaded to that page.

Colors & Fonts

In the Customizer screen, you can preview and update the site colors and fonts. The default colors are themed specifically for Montero Corporate Services.

Changing Fonts Example

NOTE: Please keep in mind that these are changed by the theme, not by WordPress, so I may have missed some elements that need to be overwritten. Feel free to submit a ticket if you feel like fonts or colors should have changed, but didn’t.

Currently, you can only update the link for the LOGIN button and two LinkedIn profiles. These elements will only display if the input has a value.

To display the “LOGIN” button on the site, update the Customizer > External Links > Login URL with the link to your user login page. The button will only display if this input has a value.

Custom Menus

There are three registered menu locations:

  1. Primary – the top/main navigation menu. Supports one (1) drop-down submenu.
  2. Footer – displayed in the footer, to the left of the External Links section.
  3. Site Info – under the footer; intended to link to privacy policies and disclaimers.

Primary MenuFooter and Site Info menu

Headers & Footers

The only customizable option for the header at the moment is to make the homepage “hero banner” large. This is recommended, but you can set it to the regular size if you prefer.

I did allow for the option to remove credit elements, such as the “Powered by WordPress” and “Theme: Montero by Revertdata”. However, please consider keeping the credit to support the projects!


Montero Extensions WordPress Plugin

Stable

Installation

NOTE: This version is currently in beta, since there are more features I would like to add down the line. There are some issues with WP Gutenberg blocks that need to be updated when their devdocs are better explained. Please do not use with themes other than Montero, as it has not been tested for compatibility.

After setting up the Montero theme

  1. Upload montero-extensions folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory via FTP
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

General Options

You can access the options menu by visiting

yoursite.com/wp-admin/plugins.php?page=montero_extensions_options

or going through Plugins > Montero Extensions on the dashboard.

Montero Extensions Options

This gives you checkboxes for optional custom page types and Gutenberg blocks. Simply check the boxes that you want, and click Save Changes.

Custom Page Types

Currently, this plugin supports three custom page types:

  1. Reviews - Organize reviews by your clients. You can also give these posts a “Rating” tag (see Star-Ratings).
  2. Services - Give your services their own accessable category.
  3. Questionnaires - For form pages. For example, on the Montero site, each Questionnaires page simply holds a [widget] element that displays a Formidable form.

Star-Ratings

Ratings are a custom taxonomy (aka, a category or tag) that displays as the “stars” in the Reviews block. The “name” of your rating can be anything you want, but make sure that your slug is the number of stars you want to display.

Ratings Example

Troubleshooting

Here are some known issues and their resolutions. If there is something here that I have not covered, feel free to email me at [email protected] or submit a Github Issue to the relevant repository.

If a custom page type is not working, visit Settings > Permalinks (or /wp-admin/options-permalink.php) and click Save Changes on this page. It will flush read/write permalinks for custom page types.