InnStay Documentation

Getting Started

  1. Theme Installation
  2. Choose a theme skin
  3. InnStay comes with 12 pre-defined skins. To help you quickly setup your theme, you may select one of the skins before start customizing the theme options.


Customize the theme

All theme options are available in the WordPress theme customizer:

  • Header
  • You can change the site logo, favicon, header size, header color and default header image of your site. The "Always use default header image" will disregard the use of featured image as header image of a page.

  • Home Page
  • On the home page, you can customize the slider transition Effect, how many seconds to pause between slides, and whether to show slider's caption or not. Promotional Box is displayed right below the slider. You can optionally "Show facilities on home page", those are summary boxes from Facility custom posts. Home Page Textbox is an additional content area near the bottom. This area gets less attention from your visitors, but for SEO purpose, you may put some additional text content to there. This textbox is optional to use.

  • Styles
  • You can customize site font, Google font, background pattern, background color and hyperlink color. You may turn off the built-in Lightbox if you prefer to use an external Lightbox plugin. "Enable Skin Changer" will let you to choose skins from your site front-end when you are logged in as administrator. You can put your custom CSS code in the "Custom CSS" box, they will override the classes defined in built-in style sheets.

  • Layout
  • You can set the default page template to use left sidebar, right sidebar, both sidebars or without sidebar. Home page has its own sidebar setting, and you can optionally use footer sidebar to display widgets in footer area. If you prefer to have more room on left/right sidebar, check off the Wide Sidebar checkbox. Breadcrumbs can be disable or enable from here.

  • Services
  • This theme has two custom post types, you can change the label and description for their index page. If you use the theme built-in booking form, you can specify the pre-defined messages for room booking.

  • Marketing
  • This section allows you to specify your social network accounts, simply enter the URL of your accounts, the URLs will be embedded as links when you use the Social Icon shortcodes on your website.

  • Website
  • Here you can enter site title tag, meta keywords and meta description for SEO, the "Read more" button label, Google Analytics code, message for 404 page template, footer text and credits.


Home Page Slider

Home page slider is used to showcase featured images, each image is linked to a page or custom post. It is a good way to let your visitor click through to the linked page. To setup slides (images), go to the page or custom post, check off the "Show featured image in home page slider" to have the featured image include in the slider. A cached version of the featured image will be created, cropping and centering of the cached image are handled automatically.


Page Templates

This theme has the following page templates:

  • Booking Request Form
  • Page with Left Sidebar
  • Page with Right Sidebar
  • Page with left and right Sidebar
  • Page without Sidebar
If you don't use any of the page templates, the default page template sidebar setting in Theme Customizer will be used.


Custom Post Types

  • Room Custom Post Type
  • This feature lets you present your rooms, such as photos and amenities in an easy and convenient way. For each room page, to showcase your room photos, simply attach them (upload to Media) then they are all set. The theme will automatically take care of resizing and centering the images.

    Room features such as Smoking Room or Price are optional to use (leave blank for not using). You can enter room's amenities in the amenities boxes, you can use shortcode or HTML in the boxes. Featured image will be used as header image of the room page. If the page doesn't have a featured image, the "Default Header Image" specify in Theme Customizer will be used. The index page of room custom post type can be access by http://domain/rooms/.

  • Facility Custom Post Type
  • When you setup facilities (or services) as custom posts, they can be easily linked on home page. Specify a short title and short description for each facility page, and check off the "Show facilities on home page" checkbox in Theme Customizer, the facilities will be summarized on home page. The index page of facility custom post type can be access by http://domain/facilities/.

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