The first thing you will need to do is to download the theme to your desktop and then unzip the file “longevity.zip” because inside this is your actual theme file.
You have a couple ways that you can create image boxes.
This is a new tutorial for the Showcase Gallery that you see on the front page demo of Longevity Pro. As of today, May 8, 2016, the Longevity Pro plugin has been updated with significant shortcode changes….the Showcase Gallery being one of them. If you already have this created before this update, you will need to redo your shortcode if you update the plugin.
Longevity Pro gives you 15 preset colour choices that you can use. I normally don’t do preset colours, but because this theme uses a special curved graphic on the front of the site, we need to have this available for each colour option, otherwise you would have to manually create a new curved banner graphic.
Longevity Pro gives you WooCommerce compatibility when you decide to setup an online storefront with your site. Although this theme is not built around WooCommerce, you can still get the foundation of a WooCommerce store up and running.
New with Longevity Pro version 1.2.2, you can now disable the built-in Font Awesome icons if you are using or plan to use a plugin that includes it, otherwise you will end up with two Font Awesome CSS files loading. If you want to know where Font Awesome is being used in this theme, the social icons are using it.
One of the latest additions to Longevity (starting from version 1.1.2) is the ability to select what size of a curved graphic you want to use for your banners. By default, the front page will use the larger one while inner pages will use the smaller graphic. Please note that when there is nothing published to the Banner sidebar, the small curve will show.
This tutorial is going to be a bit involved, but it’ll help you to create a front page just like the live demo site and the screenshot that is associated with Longevity Pro.
This is more of an introduction than a tutorial for my Longevity Grid plugin that you will find in the original download package of this theme. You won’t need this installed because the Longevity Pro theme already has a grid layout that is based on the Bootstrap version 3 framework…or partially I should say.
Throughout the years of designing WordPress themes, I’ve always provides HTML Snippets that you can copy and paste into your page to get various types of things like progress bars, columns, drop caps, etc. However, there is a caveat of doing snippets, simply by copy and pasting directly into your page editor…should you change your theme, you will end up losing all your snippets, along with the styling that each one needs, which means you will need to go into the previous theme and copy all the CSS into the new one (or rather a custom CSS file). Not fun at all.