Installation

1. Download the slots theme zip folder from the downloads area

2. Unzip the folder and upload the interior folder (slotstheme) without the version number to your WordPress themes directory

3. Activate the Online Slots Theme

4. Enjoy!

Note: You should also be able to install the theme though WordPress’s backend as well.  First you need to download and uzip the folder.  Then zip the interior slotstheme folder and go to Appearance->Themes->Install Themes ->Upload Themes and pick the file.


Casinos Post Type

One of the main features of the Online Slots Theme is the ability to store and promote casinos along with online slots.

A post type called “Casinos” was created to store this information.

Here are some of the fields for Casinos and explanation:

  • Site Affiliate URL – the outbound url will you will be sending customers which will most likely be an affiliate url. Enter full url here.
  • Download Affiliate URL – the affiliate url for direct download of the casino. Enter full url here.
  • Redirect key – enter a word to be use to shorten the outbound link.
  • Main bonus amount – enter value here – this may be used for sorting
  • Main bonus headline – shown in many of the tables and widgets.
  • Ranking for sorting – enter a number here is you want to manually order a product in one of the custom widgets or custom shortcodes. 1 would be first.

Casino Properties

Featured Image – Do not leave blank

This image is used as the logo and icon on tables, widgets, and casino page. Optimal size is 200 x 100px. It will be resized automatically so make sure it as at least that size or bigger.

Affiliate Tags, Deposit Options, Withdrawal Options, Platforms, and Languages

You will see on the right side several other options where you can input words just like normal post tags. These may be used to sort widgets and shortcodes.

Casino Tags


Online Slots Post Type

Just like adding online casinos you can also add slots to your site and link them to a casino. You will see a list of fields when you add a new online slots. Some are pictured below:

onlineslots

Where to play Field

Be sure to pick a casino for where to play. This first casino you pick will be the default affiliate site for this casino and the link they click when they choose play now for this slot. You need to add a casino for an option to appear here.

Add a Featured Image

Be sure to add a featured image. Recommended size is at least 400×300.

Tags, paylines, reels, genre, software

Enter tags in these slots to help filter them in tables and widgets

slots tags


Theme Options and Configuration

There are a widget range of theme options and settings you can control with the theme. Please read below for details on the items.

Branding

  • Logo – choose to show a logo instead of the blog title. Recommended size is less than 250px wide and 90px in height.
  • Favicon url – if you have a favicon, please enter the url here. The default one is located in the images folder of the theme.
  • Logo logo, url, and alt text – these items are what is shown on the WordPress login page.

Header

  • Header script – enter any custom scripts you would like to place before the closing of the head tag. One example would tracking script like Google Analytics

General Options

  • Article Thumbnail – enter an image here for the default thumbnail to be shown in post excerpts if no featured image is set.
  • Author Image – enter an image here for the default thumbnail to be shown in the author bio section for all authors. You can add individual author images in the user profile areas.
  • Show bio info – check to show an author box below the articles on single posts.
  • Casino Review page slug – enter the slug to replace “review” for individual casino pages. Please resave permalinks after changing this item.
  • Slots Review page slug – enter the slug to replace “slots” for individual slots pages. Please resave permalinks after changing this item.

Bylines and Breadcrumbs

  • Check to show/hide different parts of bylines and breadcrumbs throughout the theme. Breadcrumbs are hidden by default and all bylines are shown by default.

Footer Options

  • Footer script – enter any scripts you would like to insert right above closing of body tag.
  • Hide footer widget area, footer menu area, and bottom footer areas – check these boxes to completely hide these sections.
  • Hide theme credit – check to hide the “Flytonic” theme credit.
  • Bottom footer text – enter text to replace copyright and theme credit text.

Redirect Options

  • Link Redirect Options – click to have casino affiliate outbound urls open in new window.
  • Banner Redirect Options – click to have casino affiliate outbound urls open in new window when a banner is manually uploaded.
  • Outbound redirect slug – check to change the word “visit” in the outbound cloaked url.

Excerpts

  • Change the length of the excerpt. Enter the number of characters to limit the excerpt to when one is not entered for a post.

Custom Widgets

The online slots theme features these custom widgets for casinos and slots.

  • Top Casinos Widget
  • Online Slots Widget
  • Featured Casino Widget

Go to your widgets area and add them to the sidebar to configure each.


Online Casino Listings Shortcode

The Casino Listings Shortcode displays a table of casinos and data such as rating, bonus information, featured image, and visit/review buttons.

Here is an output:

bonsutable output

You can easily insert this shortcode into posts of pages with the Flytonic Dropdown box in the editor menu. Select Casino Listing Shortcode and a configuration menu will appear and insert the correct code into your post area.

Top Casinos Shortcode

Manually Creating The Shortcode

Basic shortcode:

[bonustable]

Full Shortcode with Attributes:

[bonustable num=’ ‘ orderby=’ ‘ sort=’ ‘ tag=’ ‘ platform=’ ‘ software=’ ‘ version=’ ‘ ]

Attribute Options:

1. num: Number of casinos to show in table. Example: num=10

2. orderby: choose how you would like you table to be ordered by. Default is date.

Options are:

  • orderby=’ date’ – the date published
  • orderby=’ _as_bonusamount’ – the bonus amount, value
  • orderby=’_as_roomname’ – the casino name
  • orderby=’_as_rating’ – the overall rating of the casino
  • orderby=’_as_manualrank’ – the manual rank of the casino

3. sort: how to sort the order by: sort=’ASC’ or sort=’DESC’. Default is DESC

4. tag: Enter a casino tag to filter by, example: tag=’usonlytag’

5. platform: Enter a casino platform to filter by, example: platform=’iphone’

6. software: Enter a casino software to filter by, example: software=’microgaming’

7. version: Enter version style of table to display, either 1 or 2


Featured Casino Shortcode

The featured casino shortcode allows you to easy promote and highlight one of your casinos. Here is the output:

Featured Casino

You can use the dropdown to easily enter the shortcode:

Featured Casino Dropdown

Shortcode:

[featured site=’ ‘ ]

1. Just enter the name of the casino entered into the field on your casino post page.

Note: Leaving the site blank, will randomly rotate casinos on each page load.


Online Slots Listings Shortcode

You can easily display a list of slots along with their screenshot inside post or pages using a the slots listing shortcode.

Choosing the Slot Listing Shortcode from Flytonic dropdown in the editor menu will bring up some options that you can insert.

slotslisting shortcode

Manual Shortcode:

[fly_slots]

Full code:

[fly_slots num=2 orderby=’_sg_slotname’ sort=’asc’ tag=’US Only’ genre=’Carnival’ software=’Microgaming’ reels=’3′ paylines=’19’ ]

Attribute Options:

1. num: Number of casinos to show in table. Example: num=10

2. orderby: choose how you would like you table to be ordered by. Default is date.

Options are:

  • orderby=’ date’ – the date published
  • orderby=’_sg_slotname’ – the slot name
  • orderby=’_sg_rating’ – the overall rating of the slot
  • orderby=’_sg_manualrank’ – the manual rank of the slot

3. sort: how to sort the order by: sort=’ASC’ or sort=’DESC’. Default is DESC

4. tag: Enter a slot tag to filter by, example: tag=’usonlytag’

5. genre: Enter a slot genre to filter by, example: genre=’fruit’

6. software: Enter a slot software to filter by, example: software=’microgaming’

7. reels: Enter number of reels tag to filter by, example: reels=’5′

8. paylines: Enter number of paylines tag to filter by, example: paylines=’5′


Slots listings page

You can easily create a slots listings pages after you have added a least one slot to your site. Basically it will show screenshots of an online slot along with the title.

Steps for creating a slots listings template:

1. Create a new page and select the page template: Slots Listings Template

Slots Listings Page

2. Look for slots listings page option and choose any that you want to apply.

slots listings page template

3. Save and publish page and that is it.

Style Options

There are a few preset styles that you can easily toggle between. To change the preset design look go to your theme options panel. Under the “General Options” section you will see Theme Color. Chose a new color to change from the default look.

Theme Options

Current color styles

Here is a preview of the current color and style options:

Preset Styles