ListingWoo is a WordPress child theme built to work only with ListingPro directory theme. ListingPro is a theme by Cridio and it’s available on ThemeForest. David at Figarts realised that it’s a impossible to sell WooCommerce products with ListingPro, so I came up with this child theme. Below you will find the step-by-step guide on how to make the best use of this child theme.
Please be aware that this child theme does not include a copy of ListingPro. You must have ListingPro installed for this child theme to work.
We know that you will not find all the information you need in this guide. You are free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. But before you contact us, please ensure that you have thoroughly read and understood this guide.Even if you are a WordPress starter, you will find it easy to read and follow.
Installing ListingWoo is as easy as installing any WordPress theme. All you have to do is to upload the downloaded copy of ListingWoo to your WordPress themes folder. You can do that by following this process:
- Download the latest version of ListingWoo here
- From your WordPress Dashboard, go to Appearance — Themes — Add New — Upload Theme to browse the just downloaded child theme
- If your child theme gets uploaded successfully, click activate to make it start working
- A new page titled ListingPro “Easy Setup Assistant!” will appear. If this is your first time of using ListingPro, please follow this setup, if not please skip it
You need to activate your license to be able to receive important updates and support for this child theme. You can do that by following this process:
- Get your license key from your purchase order message or from your account
- From your WordPress Dashboard, go to Appearance — ListingWoo and enter your license key
- If your license key is correct, you should get an “activated successfully” message
Child Theme updates will now automatically show up in the themes directory. As at the time of writing this documentation, automatic updates do not work on multisite but this will be fixed soon.
The original purpose of using child themes is so that you can have your custom code in your child theme so that updates received for parent themes will not override your custom code. But with the release of premium child themes for successful themes Divi, child themes are beginning to have a different purpose.
What the story above means is that you should not save your custom code in your child theme since this child theme will also be receiving automatic updates. Rather, you should save your custom code somewhere else. Luckily, WordPress and Listing provides us with a lot of options for this.
Where to save custom code
The recommended place for saving your custom cod:
- From your WordPress Dashboard, go to Appearance — Customise
- Look for “Additional CSS” and save your custom code there
- From your WordPress Dashboard, go to Theme Options — General Settings
- Look for “Custom CSS” and save your custom code there