Mura Theme Documentation

VCard Theme

General Info

Thank you for purchasing VCard. Before you get started, please be sure to read these documentation files. We outline all kinds of good information, and provide you with several details you need to use this theme successfully. This theme can only be used with Mura CMS, and we assume you already have Mura CMS installed and ready to go. If you do not, please read our section on Mura CMS to help you get started.

If you are unable to find your answer here in our documentation, we encourage you to search our Google Forum for your answer. Chances are, your question or issue has been brought up already and the answer is waiting to be found. If you are unable to find it anywhere, then please go to our Google Forum and post up a new topic with all the details we need. Please be sure to include your site URL as well. Thank you, and we hope you enjoy using your new theme!

Mura CMS Information

To install this theme, you must have a working version of Mura CMS already installed. If you need help installing Mura CMS, please follow the instructions at http://docs.getmura.com/v6/installation-setup/installing-mura-code-base/. Below are useful links for Mura CMS information:

Theme Requirements

To use this theme, you must be running Mura CMS Version 6.1 or higher.

What's Included

When you purchase our theme from Themeforest, you need to download the theme files from your Themeforest account. Navigate to your downloads tab on Themeforest and find the theme. Click the download button to see two options:

  1. Theme Bundle: a .zip file containing all theme files as well as sample content and display objects to help you build your site quickly and easily.
  2. Theme Only: a .zip file containing the layout templates, css, and JavaScript used  from fron-end presentation of content.

Installation

You can install the theme in two ways: through Mura CMS, or via FTP. Please see the following sections for each method and watch our video tutorial on how to install the theme. But first, you need to download the files from your Themeforest account. Navigate to your downloads tab on Themeforest and find your theme. Click the download button to see the two options. The Theme Bundle, and the Theme Only.

Downloading The Theme Bundle Gives You All You Need To Get Started

  • MuraBundle_theme-{ThemeName}_xxxx_xx_xx_xx_xx.zip: contains the theme files as well as sample content to help get your started.

To use this file, follow the instructions under Mura CMS Installation.

Downloading The Theme Only Gives You The Theme's .zip File

  • Flatible.zip: this contains only the theme files (layout templates, css, js, etc.). Follow the instructions under FTP Installation.

Mura CMS Installation

Follow the steps below to install via Mura CMS.

  1. Download the Theme Bundle from Themeforest.
  2. Unzip the contents to reveal a file named as: MuraBundle_{ThemeName}_YYYY_MM_DD_HH_MM.zip
  3. Login to the back end Admin area of the site where you wish to deploy the bundle.
  4. Go to Site Config > Deploy Bundle
  5. The first option listed is Are you restoring a site from a backup bundle?
    1. The default option is No - Assign New Keys to Imported Items. Unless you are actually restoring a site from a backup bundle, you should use this option.
    2. IF, and only if, you are restoring a site from a backup bundle, then you should select Yes - Maintain All Keys from Imported Items. However, you MUST be deploying the bundle to the same site. Do NOT attempt to deploy the bundle file with this option to a new site under the same instance of Mura.
  6. Under the Include: option, you can select the various data you wish to import such as:
    1. Site Architecture & Content (this is very common)
    2. Site Members & Administrative Users
    3. Mailing List Members
    4. Form Response Data
    5. All Plugins
  7. The next option is Which rendering files would you like to import?. You may select either All, Theme Only, or None. Typically, you would want to select either All, or Theme Only.
  8. Next, select only one of the next two options:
    1. Select Bundle File From Server (Preferred)
      1. This is the recommended option. First, you must FTP the bundle file to a location under the Mura webroot. For example: /wwwroot/temp/. Then, click the Browse Server button, navigate to the location where the file resides, and select it.
    2. Upload Bundle File
      1. For very small bundle files, this option may work without any issues. However, many browsers and web servers have filesize limits when submitting a form. Many bundles exceed the filesize restriction, so it is recommend to use the first option whenever possible.
  9. Click Update

FTP Installation

Follow the steps below to install the Theme Only files via FTP.

  1. Log into your hosting space via FTP software
  2. Unzip the VCVard.zip file and ONLY use the extracted VCard theme folder
  3. Upload the extraced VCard theme folder into /wwwroot/{SiteID}/includes/themes/ folder
  4. Activate the newly installed theme.
    1. Go to Site Config > Edit Site and activate it by selecting the theme from the Theme select menu on the Basic tab.
    2. Click Update.

CSS & JavaScript Files

This theme was built on the Bootstrap 3 frontend framework. The original HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files can be found under the theme's /assets/ directory.

CSS

The CSS files for this theme can be located under the following directories:

  • Theme Bundle: /wwwroot/{SiteID}/includes/themes/{ThemeName}/css/
  • Theme Only: /{ThemeName}/css/

JavaScript

The JavaScript files for this theme can be found under the following directories:

  • Theme Bundle: /wwwroot/{SiteID}/includes/themes/{ThemeName}/js/
  • Theme Only: /{ThemeName}/js/