MiniGO - Multi-Purpose MiniSite WP Plugin v3.0.5 - Crafted with love and care by Premio Themes

Greetings and welcome to our MiniGO WordPress plugin!

I’m Octavian, the founder of Premio, and I’d like to thank you for purchasing, your support is much appreciated!

Before we get started, it's important to know what to expect and the sort of expertise required to set up and operate MiniGO.
While it is perfectly usable by a non-technical person happy to follow along and learn as they go, a minimal knowledge of the WordPress CMS, HTML and general website building experience is recommended for best results.

Now, let’s get begin!

Package Contents

After purchasing, downloading and unpacking the product you will get this:

  • 1-WP-Plugin - This holds the WordPress Plugin to use.
    • minigo - Unpacked Plugin folder for FTP upload or to check files
    • minigo.zip << Plugin .zip file you will pick in WordPress Add Plugin
  • 2-HTML-Template - This is the HTML version of MiniGO, in case you need it.
  • 3-Source - All Source Files for Advanced Users.
  • 4-PSD - Photoshop PSD design.
  • 5-Help - This help file is located here.
  • 6-Assets - Test Images, Videos, Extra Admin Languages, MiniGO v2.1
  • License - License Information
Download Product then Unpack Zip

MiniGO Download and Package Contents

Downloaded Package Contents - Product Files and Folders

Installation

To install MiniGO on your WordPress installation follow these steps:

  1. In the WordPress Admin interface, go to the Plugins section of the left hand side menu.
  2. On top of this section click on Add New, then on Upload and finally click the Choose File button.
  3. A file browser will come up. Find and select minigo.zip in the 1-WP-Plugin folder.
  4. After the install process is finished click Activate Plugin.
  5. Once activated, you will be taken to the MiniGO dashboard.

If the above steps don’t work for some reason, you can try the following:

  1. Unzip minigo.zip from the 1-WP-Plugin folder. Inside there’s a folder, also named minigo.
  2. Use an FTP client (such as FileZilla) to upload the minigo folder to the wp-content/plugins folder of your WordPress installation.
  3. In the WordPress Admin interface, go to the Plugins section of the left hand side menu.
  4. Find MiniGO in the list of installed Plugins and click Activate to enable it.
  5. Once activated, you will be taken to the MiniGO dashboard.

If you don’t know how to use an FTP client to upload file and change file permissions (usually not needed) refer to your hosting provider’s help section or use this quick guide.

Minimum Requirements

In order to have all the massive functionality bundled in MiniGO v3, it needs a bit more juice on the server side. We're constantly optimizing it all but if you're experiencing any issues such as skins not loading, please make sure to check your PHP settings match or exceed the recommended minimums below.

Server Requirements

  1. WordPress Version: 4.7 or greater
  2. PHP Version: 5.4 or greater
  3. MySQL Version: 5.6 or greater

PHP Settings

max_execution_time = 60
upload_max_filesize = 16M
memory_limit = 128M
max_input_vars = 4000
Tip: If you don't know how to change these, you can try using this plugin or following this tutorial.

Admin Overview

As this is a WordPress plugin we thought it’s much better to document all the available options straight in admin panel instead of outlining them here in the help file.

Essentially, simply install the plugin, go to the admin panel and all the options will be explained there :)

Setup

Settings

Main, Loader, Navigation, Footer (Part 1)

Background (Part 2)

Forms (Part 3)

Audio and Custom Code (Part 4)

Pages (Part 5)

Content

Edit Page Content

Edit Blocks(Shortcodes)

Styling

Page Styling

Block Styling(Shortcodes)

Backup, Updates

Issues & Fixes

MailChimp Issues

There are two common mistakes that people make when using the MailChimp feature:

  1. Using the List Name instead of the List ID which leads to the form submission to fail.
  2. Using an email such as email@test.com to test the form. MailChimp rejects such addresses.

Contact Form Issues

If you aren’t receiving email from the form, first check your Spam folder. This is a very common occurence. If the mail isn’t in the Spam folder either, try one of the following:

Change the FROM email address

Sometimes the mail server of the hosting provider only allows email to be sent from addresses that were configured on their server and using one of your registered domains.

Ask for support

You can ask your hosting provider if there is any special configuration that needs to be done in order for PHP to support the mail() function. You can email us with this information if you believe there are changes that need to be done.

Try to configure email using SMTP

If your hosting provider does not support wp_mail and the standard PHP mail() function, you can try to configure email sending from WordPress using SMTP (another type of mail service).

WordPress supports SMTP mail but this needs to be configured separately via the admin area of WordPress.

The following plugin can be used to setup SMTP on your WordPress site: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-mail-smtp/

WP Mail SMTP reconfigures the wp_mail() function to use SMTP instead of mail() and creates an options page that allows you to specify various options. You may need to contact your hosting provider to get detailed information on the option settings required.

With SMTP you can also send emails via an external email provider such as Gmail, Outlook or some other online email service, and send outgoing email through their SMTP server rather than from the email service on your WP hosting.

See Install WP Mail SMTP to send all emails through an external SMTP server for some detailed instructions on using SMTP via an external email provider.

Note: When using SMTP you need to authenticate, so there has to be a real email address that the emails are coming from.

Most users on quality WordPress hosting will not need to use SMTP. You should avoid using SMTP if possible as using SMTP can contribute to the following email authentication issues.

More common issues and their solutions can be found in this article. It is about issues with the Contact Form 7 plugin but a lot of it applies.

Install a Third party contact plugin

Plugins such as Contact Form 7 can be used if you still can’t send email using the standard form.

Third Party Plugins

You can use shortcodes from other plugins if you wish. By default, shortcodes will work in MiniGO but the 3rd party plugin styles and scripts are not loaded.
To load them, go to the Advanced Settings tab of the MiniGO admin panel and enable Load Styles and Scripts from other Plugins.

This will allow you to use any shortcodes that other plugins provide but there is a chance they will break MiniGO’s layout.

Skin Loading

If you are experiencing any issues loading up skins, please make sure you check that your hosting environment meets the minimum requirements.

Additionally, it's recommended that you enable gzip compression which really cuts down the admin load time and, besides, it's a best practice for the website speed as well.

If everything else fails, please e-mail support with your url and info so we can take a look or use the lighter MiniGo v2.1 if in a hurry.

Assets Used

Fonts

Google Fonts were used to create this template in order to insure easy implementation with great browser compatibility. The fact that they’re free and gorgeous also helps.

So here are the fonts we used and their download links:

Lato (thin, light, normal, bold, ultra-bold)
http://www.google.com/fonts#UsePlace:use/Collection:Lato

Icons

We used the lovely Font Awesome font icons for this theme to ensure flexibility, easy color changing, quick loading,
browser compatibility and, most importantly, great look on high density displays (like retina).

You can download Font Awesome font icons here:
http://fontawesome.io/

Javascript Libraries

jQuery - It needs no introduction.

FlipClock.js - Used for controlling the countdown.

Easy Pie Chart - Leightweight plugin to draw simple, animated pie charts.

jQuery Placeholder - Helps fix form usability in older browsers.

Modernizr - JavaScript library that detects HTML5 and CSS3 features in the user’s browser.

Respond.js - Adds responsive capabilities to older browsers.

CSS Libraries

normalize.css - Makes browsers render all elements more consistently and in line with modern standards.

inuit.css - A lightweight CSS framework.

PHP Libraries

Redux Framework - A framework that simplifies building WordPress admin interfaces.

Images & Video

Some of the preview images are commercial royalty free stock we purchased for the demo. Unfortunately, due to license limitations these images can’t be included in the product you purchased so placeholder images were used in the package instead.
If you are specifically interested in one particular photo please shoot me an e-mail and I’ll send you the image id so that you can purchase it.

Fotolia: http://www.fotolia.com

Pixeden: http://www.pixeden.com

A big thank you the amazing people and teams behind all these, you rock!

Credits

Octavian Chelaru

Octavian Chelaru

VIBE CRAFTER

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Bogdan Gribincea

Bogdan Gribincea

CODE ARTIST

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Andrei Constantin

Andrei Constantin

CODE JEDI

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Junaid Anwar

Junaid Anwar

FRONT-END NINJA

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Change Log

v3.0.6 - May 19, 2017

  • Tested with WordPress v4.7.5
  • Added Helpfile Changelog
  • Fixed Countdown timer not showing correct time between dates
  • Updated Redux Options Framework to v3.6.5.
  • Updated Demo assets now load through https if supported by host

v3.0.5 - May 7, 2017

  • Tested with WordPress v4.7.4
  • Added Helpfile Minimum Requirements, help on Skin Loading issue.
  • Fixed Internet Explorer getting stuck on loading screen.
  • Updated Redux Options Framework to v3.6.4.4.
  • Updated Optimisations on the back-end to improve load speed, skin loading.

v3.0.0 - Dec 2, 2016

Initial Release of the rewritten v3 version of MiniGO.