Setting up Robolist Premium Directory theme to look like demo

In this article we will learn about setting up Robolist theme, the premium version onto your WordPress install.

We will start off with the email that you may have recieved after you made the purchase.

First open up your email and download the necessary files. Now, remember there are different files available for download.

Let’s take a look at what they all are.

The one that reads “Package” is a package file. It has the theme, the plugins, and documentation inside it.
The other one is “Theme Only” file. This is what needs to be uploaded to your “themes” section.

Now that we have the files. Let’s go to our site’s dashboard.
From there, go to “Appearance > Themes”.
Click on “Add New” and then click on upload.
When uploading the file, make sure you upload the “Theme Only” file.
Once the theme is installed, click on the “Activate” button.

Once you have done that, You will be redirected to the landing page of the theme. There are a few required actions for you to do, to get the site working just like the demo site.

You can either click on required actions and start installing the plugins one by one or you could click on this button and then install and activate them all at one go. Let’s do it all at once.

Now that we have installed and activated all the plugins. We now move into importing demo. For that, you can go to the themes landing page from “Appearance” or you could simply click on “One Click Demo Import”.

Now we currently have 2 demo setup for Robolist, which may increase in time. But for now, let’s click on one of the demos and start the import process.
This could take upto 5 minutes.

Allright, Now that we have the confirmaion, that the import was done. We can now go and check our homepage.

 

Voila!
Your site is now setup and ready. Now you can explore and also change content to make it unique an worthy.

I hope this tutorial helped you setup your website to look like the demo.

Enjoy your website and if you have comments, you can leave them below and we shall get back to you.

Ace Corporate

5 Reasons You Should Use WordPress For Your Small Business

WordPress is used by millions of small and large businesses so there must be some good reasons why so many people use it.

Well, for starters, WordPress installs in 5 minutes and is pretty easy to use.

But, as a small business owner maybe you just want a few static pages on your website. Maybe the main agenda of having a website for you is only to display information about your company.

So, why should you use an advanced tool like WordPress? Why not just hire a developer to create few simple HTML pages?

Well, because things change with time.

Your business will grow. Your marketing strategy will change. And, so will the latest design trend.

WordPress will make your website future-proof because it is very flexible and upgradable. Once you have a WordPress website, making changes will be totally under your control.

Also, you will have the power of a huge community working to improve WordPress and the SEO benefits of using WordPress.

But, I am not going to talk about those technical aspects because you are not trying to become a developer.

What I will talk about, though, in this article is from the aspect of small businesses. How small business can benefit from WordPress and why choosing WordPress for your website will be the best investment you will make.

 

So, let’s get started.

5 Reasons To Use WordPress For Your Small Business Website

1. Cost– WordPress Saves You Money

You can create a professional looking WordPress website under $100. That’s very cheap compared to the cost of making a custom website.

And, as a small business owner, you won’t have thousands of dollar to spend on a website.

With WordPress, you will get a world-class website for a way low cost, even if you decide to hire a developer to customize the WordPress website.

Hence, WordPress saves you money.

Also, the problem with custom websites is that you are not under control.

If you fail to explain your requirements clearly at the beginning of a project, developers will later charge you for the feature you wanted right in the beginning. You won’t also be able to see how your website looks until developer’s given time.

So, there’s a chance that your website will not look the way you want it to. And, changes made later on will cost you extra money.

Okay. Now, let’s assume you found a developer who would create a static website for very cheap price. Shouldn’t you create a website with him/her?

You could.

But, why would a developer offer his service for a price way below the market price unless the developer is inexperienced or is just copying the website from other sources? In that case, you will end up with a poorly coded/plagiarized website. And, that’s bad.

Also, a custom website isn’t flexible or scalable. You will have to hire a developer even to make small changes. That will cost you some bucks.

So, WordPress will save you money.

With WordPress, you can easily change your website’s layout and functionality as your business demands all by yourself and without much effort.

2. Themes– Wide Variety Of Designs

Another advantage of using WordPress is that you get to choose from a wide variety of WordPress themes.

WordPress themes are basically the design and layout of a website that sits on the top of WordPress.

If you want to change the look of your website, install a new theme and your website will be brand new, without losing any of your content.

You can get a lot of really good looking free WordPress themes. You are basically getting a fully functioning website for free if you exclude the cost of domain name and web hosting.

Here are some great free themes for small business. You also get great support with these themes.

 

  • Ace Corporate

Ace Corporate

Ace Corporate is a simple yet powerful free WordPress theme for small businesses. The theme is the perfect platform for creating corporate and business website. Not only that, this theme is also multipurpose WordPress theme that works perfectly on other projects like blogging, portfolio, agency and so on.

It comes with powerful WordPress customizer which allows you to customize the theme without writing a single line of code. Similarly, Ace Corporate incorporates with BootStrap Framework which means you will get an ultra retina friendly interface that boosts up your visitor’s attention.

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  • Education Zone

Education Zone

Education zone is a free, modern, and elegant WordPress theme. How can Education WordPress theme be used for a business website? Well, don’t go for the name. The theme is extremely flexible and many small businesses have been using it.

Education Zone is light, responsive, and UI optimized and has some cool CSS effects. The theme is also translation ready so you can create the website in the local language as well.

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  • CT Corporate

CT Corporate

CT corporate is a super-fine and very user-friendly free business WordPress theme. The theme uses responsive Bootstrap CSS for a modern look on every kind of devices.

The theme has 6 home page layouts so you can easily create a unique home page for your business website. It is also translation ready and can also be used to create an online store using the WooCommerce plugin.

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  • Spa and Salon

Spa and Salon

Spa and Salon is a gorgeous free Spa WordPress theme designed to grow businesses. The theme can be used to create websites for Spa, Salons, or any other small businesses or corporate houses.

Spa and Salon is truly a clean WordPress theme. It doesn’t have any special CSS effect that will slow down your website. But, that doesn’t mean your visitors will not be impressed. The color combination and well-placed sections and CTA buttons will actually increase user interaction on your website.

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  • City Store

City Store Lite

City Store is a free WordPress theme suitable for creating online shop. The theme is light weight, simple and clean.

City Store theme is compatible with WooCommer plugin, which is the most popular WordPress plugin to create online shop. You can use this theme to create all kinds of online store easily. It also includes plenty of customization options.

The theme is responsive, SEO friendly, and translation ready.

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  • Blossom Coach

Blossom Coach

Blossom Coach is a free WordPress theme for coaches suitable for different kinds of coaching websites such as life coaching, health coaching and so on.

Blossom Coach is truly a clean WordPress theme. It has subscription form at different places which is perfect of list building. With several sections on the home page, the theme gives you plenty of features to create a solid websites not just for coaching but all kind of business such as agencies, businesses, blog, corporate, construction and so on.

The theme is responsive, RTL compatible, SEO and Schema.org friendly, and translation ready.

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3. Change Navigation Menu- Experiment With It

WordPress for Small business

One of the main cons of a custom built website is that the navigation menu is fixed. So, if you want to add an extra item on the menu, you will have to hire some expert.

Maybe your business grew and has a new product or you forgot to put an item on the menu, you will have to pay again for that little task.

But, with WordPress, you can easily make changes to the navigation menu on your own. You can add an item, remove an item, or experiment with various items on the menu. That too, without anyone’s help and for free!

For example, you have a small clothing store, you used to sell only Men’s items so you had only men’s items on the navigation menu. Now, your business has grown and you sell Women’s items as well. If you have a custom website, you will have to hire a developer to add the new items on the menu. On the other hand, if you have a WordPress website, you simply go to Menu settings and add as many items as you would like.

WordPress menu is very flexible. You can create a menu based on pages, posts, custom links, and/or categories. You can also create sub-menus.

So, WordPress is the choice for growing business.

4. Create Unlimited Pages

 

Custom Websites have fixed number of pages. You can’t add a page whenever you want. You will have to hire a web developer to add a page.

And, that is not so optimal for a growing business, is it? You will be wasting time and money just to add a new page to your website.

Some designers even have rates on pages basis.

But, in WordPress, you can add as many pages as you like without needing anyone to help you. Go to your WordPress dashboard and add pages in few clicks.

Want to create a page for your new product? WordPress got you covered. Want to add that new page to the navigation menu? WordPress got you covered.

This simple WordPress features could cost you time and money on a custom website.

5. Enhance Your Website With Free Plugins

Well, WordPress plugins, you can’t describe their power in words.

They are like apps for your mobile phone. You add these apps on your WordPress website and bam! You have a new feature.

You will basically find a plugin for everything. WordPress repository has more than 50,000 free plugins.

There are free plugins to add new features on your website. There are free plugins to improve the security of your website. There are free plugins for maintaining your website.

But, if you wanted to add a new functionality on a custom website, you would need to, again, hire a developer.

Also, the most important thing is that installing a plugin in WordPress is a piece of cake. And, here’s one for you.

WordPress for small business

Doesn’t that look yummy?

Okay, now, onto the boring stuff.

Here are some basic free WordPress plugins that you should use if you decided to use WordPress on your website (I don’t know why you shouldn’t after I showed you so many advantages of WordPress).

Conclusion

You might hear people say that if you just want a static website, you should use a custom HTML website. But, what they forget is that your business will grow.

So, you will need a website that is easy to use, easy to modify, and easy to upgrade when the time comes.

And, there is no better platform other than WordPress that is easy to use, scalable, and flexible. That too, without needing to hire any web experts.

Tutorial : Changing Layout from shortcode for RoboJob WordPress Theme

Like we mentioned in our last blog post, we will now be regularly sharing you how you can make the most out of our themes and help you create an awesome website using our theme. As a part of that, here is the second of the series. This one is also for RobJob WordPress Job Board theme powered by WP Job Manager plugin. This one deals with changing the layout of the listing through shortcode. Hope this helps.

Tutorial : Basics of RoboJob Shortcode

We will be now regularly sharing you how you can make the most out of our themes and help you create an awesome website using our theme. As a part of that, here is the first of the series. This one is a short video on how you can use the “robojob” shortcode on your Robojob Theme powered website and achieve different results. We hope you find this hopeful.