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iBid - Multi Vendor Auctions WooCommerce Theme


iBid - Multi Vendor Auctions WooCommerce Theme is a great design idea for auctions companies to start a new website. iBid is a Creative WordPress Theme In line with modern design, color fresh and dynamic. Creative Layout and Smart. Super Clear and Clean Layout! This is a great choice! Thank you for purchasing our theme!

Some features of the Theme

WooCommerce Features

Features Explained

  • Elementor Support: The theme is fully compatible with Elementor. However, you should consult our landing page and see which demos can be imported while using the Elementor Page builder.
  • Mega Menu: Setting up Categories Mega Menu - video
  • Anti snipping feature: Extend auction end time with X min/sec/h on user bid. It is configurable store-wide (from the theme options panel).
  • Cronjobs required: Learn more how to setup auctions cron jobs here https://bit.ly/3yrl5rF
  • Auction Lots: Not included with the theme - purchase the MT Auctions Lots from CodeCanyon - Online Docs.
  • MT Auction Subscriptions and Bidding Credits: Not included with the theme - purchase the MT Auctions Lots from ModelTheme.com - Online Docs.

WordPress Installation

That's it! WordPress should now be installed.

Check the Famous 5-Minutes Install here :

https://wordpress.org/support/article/how-to-install-wordpress/

or you can watch the following video.

Theme Installation via WordPress Dashboard

The first option on how to install this Theme would be to directly upload the iBid.zip file via WordPress Theme Uploader.

Theme Installation via FTP

The second option on how to install our Theme would be the upload via FTP manager. It really doesn't matter which of the two ways you choose, just choose the one you feel more comfortable with.

If you are experiencing any issues during the installation I would recommend to check out this Screencast by Envato

Install & Setup Plugins

So at this stage you have probably noticed a warning, asking you to install recommended plugins. This is needed to get the Theme Panel plugin and a few other plugins for the theme to work perfectly. Installing that is very simple, you just need to click Begin installing plugins and you will be redirected to the plugin installation page where you can install any Plugin you want or you need.

Available demos - 25+ Ready Marketplace Auction & Shop Demos

Main Demo
Main Demo

Electronics & Tech Auctions

Automotive Auctions
Automotive Auctions

Cars & Automotive Auctions

Automotive Auctions v2
Automotive Auctions v2

Cars & Automotive Auctions

Antiques & Collectibles
Antiques & Collectibles

Antiques Collectibles Auctions

Numismatics Auctions
Numismatics Auctions

All Numismatics Auctions

Art Auctions
Art Auctions

Everything Art Auctions

Countdown Auctions
Countdown Auctions

Lots of Countdown Auctions

Shop no Auctions
Shop no Auctions

Multi vendor shop no auctions

Books & Comics Auctions
Books & Comics Auctions

Books, Comics & Magazines

Fundraising Auctions
Fundraising Auctions

Fundraising & Charity Auctions

Machinery Auctions
Machinery Auctions

All kind of Heavy Machinery

Domain Auctions
Domain Auctions

Many Domain Auctions

Vacantion Auctions
Vacantion Auctions

All of Tours & Vacantions Lists

Handmade Auctions
Handmade Auctions

List your Handmade products

Fashion Shop
Fashion Shop

Multivendor Fashion Shop

Cattle Auctions
Cattle Auctions

All type of animal auctions

Organic Shop
Organic Shop

Fresh Organic Food

Memorabilia Auctions
Memorabilia Auctions

Memorabilia and Sports items

Militaria Auctions
Militaria Auctions

Military & War times items

Laboratory & Medical Auctions
Laboratory & Medical Auctions

All Auctions for Laboratories

Freelancer Mode
Freelancer Mode

Create a freelancer website

Self Storage Auctions
Self Storage Auctions

Create Self Storage Auctions

NFT Marketplace
NFT Marketplace

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT)

Automobilia Auctions
Automobilia Auctions

Cars & Bikes Auctions

Note: Each demo can be used with/without the auction features. Each demo can be used as a Marketplace or without a market plugin. It works perfectly as a regular shop too.

Theme Panel

If you want to change the general Options of the Theme, go to your WordPress Admin Dashboard Area to iBid Theme Panel. Here you have a tabbed Navigation where you can change a lot of Options of your new Theme:

Changing the Colors:

The colors can be changed from more than 1 settings panel.

1. Global Colors (from the theme panel) styling 2. Page Color (for situations when the color from the theme panel is not applied.) styling

This option will override the colors from the theme panel. You can clear it or replace it (our recommendation is to clear it). It can be modified only if you need other colors for this particular page (other then the one set on the theme panel).

Adding Google Fonts

Option Type: Theme Panel Option - To access this option and add new custom css to your website go to Theme Panel(General Settings)

1. Why use this tool?

Custom Typography

Option Type: Theme Panel Option - To access this option and add new custom css to your website go to Theme Panel(Styling Settings Tab)

An entire list of fonts can be checked here: https://www.google.com/fonts;

Activating the theme

Important: New Theme Activator added in order to import demo data (theme panel tab). New "Demo_Data" folder from the package has been removed. Only automatic demo import will be used starting with this update. In case the automatic demo importer has issues on your installation, please contact our help team to provide the offline files for demo import. How to activate?

demo

An activated license will look like this, and will list the demo data for import: demo

Read the following tutorial to learn all the things about the new activator/license manager: License Manager introduced in our themes

Demo Importer

This theme comes with an amazing built-in feature: One-Click-Install -> Possibility to import demo data of the theme with one click only, and make your site look 1:1 with our demo.

Sounds cool? How can I install the demo?

Go to your WordPress Admin Panel -> Theme Panel -> Demo Importer

Important: Only activated themes can have the Demo importer. You should activate your license in order to see the demos for import.

demo

Possible issues:

1. Can't see demos for import:

Solution: Go to the License manager tab and activate the theme. Read the following tutorial to learn all the things about the new activator/license manager: License Manager introduced in our themes

demo

Feature: Page/Post Metaboxes

Option Type: Page/Post Metaboxes(not theme panel options) - To deal with these options, when editing a post/page you will get a set of options as follows:

Custom Header Options

General Page Options

Custom Footer Options

Feature: Freelancer Mode

Starting with iBid version 2.8, we have worked and developed the plugin MT Freelancer Mode to extend the functionalities of our theme.MT Freelancer Mode is a great idea for freelancing agencies to start a new website. Extend your websites capabilities with our simple to use plugin by having functionalities that can help you create a freelancer or job posting websites.

Some Features of the Plugin

Check Check Plugin documentation here.

MT Widgets

iBid Theme comes with a lot of custom widgets which can be found in your WordPress Admin Area under Appearance > Widgets.

  1. iBid - Contact
  2. iBid - Social icons widgets
  3. iBid - Posts thumbnails slider
  4. iBid - Recent Posts with thumbnails
  5. iBid - Contact + Social icons

MT Shortcodes

iBid comes with WPBakery Page Builder Plugin included, so any customer of the theme can use this amazing drag and drop page builder.

Besides default WPBakery Page Builder shortcodes, iBid comes with +30 custom shortcodes.

iBid comes a huge list of shortcodes integrated directly into WPBakery Page Builder Plugin

Auctions - General Informations

The theme comes with the option to use one of 3 marketplace plugins

Note: the plugins are not meant to be all active at the same, for the best performance and functionality use just one marketplace plugin

The auction functionality is provided with the help of the WooCommerce Simple Auctions plugin, which offers:


Managing auctions and products

Auctions and products can be added from the Vendor Dashboard in the Products section

Add new product pop-up

The Add new product button allows to quickly create a new product and its initial details

  1. Main picture of the product/auction
  2. Name of the product
  3. Standard price
  4. Discount price
    1. Schedule the price discount
  5. Add more photos for the product
  6. Select a category to easily find the product
  7. Add tags for easier search
  8. Add a shot description
  9. Create the product and close dialog box
  10. Create the product and keep the dialog box open to dd another product

Edit auction

  1. Auction title
  2. Options:
    • Downloadable - The product can be a file that will be downloaded
    • Virtual - The product is virtual, like a service or file, it is intangible and cannot be shipped
    • Auction - The product is an auction and has auctions options enabled
  3. Visual Identity of the auction
  4. General settings
  5. General auction settings
  6. Relisting auction settings
  7. Short description - the first text the clients will see about the product
  8. Description - The full description of the product
  9. Inventory settings
  10. Other settings related to the product

Dokan - Marketplace plugin

Dokan is a bundled plugin, so it can be installed with all the other plugins in the process of installing the theme 

In the Dashboard go to Appearance -> Install plugins -> Install and activate the plugin



The plugin will automatically start the setup process after the instalation or a show a warning to start the setup process

Dokan Front-end Dashboard

WCFM - Marketplace plugin

WCFM is a bundled plugin, so it can be installed with all the other plugins in the process of installing the theme 

In the Dashboard go to Appearance -> Install plugins -> Install and activate the plugin



The plugin will automatically start the setup process after the instalation or a show a warning to start the setup process

WCFM Front-end Dashboard

WC Vendors - Marketplace plugin

WC Vendors is a bundled plugin, so it can be installed with all the other plugins in the process of installing the theme 

In the Dashboard go to Appearance -> Install plugins -> Install and activate the plugin



The plugin will automatically start the setup process after the instalation or a show a warning to start the setup process

WC Vendors Front-end Dashboard

Allow Account Registration

To allow for account registration

Please make sure that in Dashboard -> Settings -> General ->Anyone can register is turned on

And also in Woocommerce -> Settings -> Accounts and Privacy -> Allow customers to create an account on the "My account" page



Theme Support

You get free 6 month support with this item. If you need some help or found a bug or issue with the theme, you can always contact us here via email and we will respond to you within 1 day.

If you want to send us a message with an issue or a questions, you can reach us at Ticksy to submit a ticket.

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