Thank you for purchasing our theme. We are happy that you are one of our customers and we assure you will not be disappointed. We do our best to produce top notch themes with great functionality, premium designs, and clear code.

License

With ThemeForest regular license you are licensed to use this theme to create one single End Product (the final website customized with your content) for yourself or for one client.

What is allowed with the single regular license:

  1. You can create 1 website (on a single domain) for yourself or for your client. You can then transfer that website to your client for any fee. In that case, the license is also transferred to your client.
  2. You can install the theme on your test server for testing/development purposes (this installation should not be available to the public).
  3. You can modify or manipulate the theme, you can combine it with other works to create the End Product.
  4. The theme updates for the single End Product (website) are free.

What is not allowed:

  1. With a single regular license you are not allowed to create multiple websites. For multiple websites you will need multiple regular licenses.
  2. To resell the same website (Single End Product) to another clients. You will need to purchase an extended license for this.

For more information regarding license regulations and policies, see the links below:

PSD Files & Images

IMPORTANT! We do not include theme-related .PSD files into the theme package, because it significantly increases the theme archive size. If you need those files, feel free to submit a support request.

All the clipart images included in this theme are copyrighted to their respective owners and are not available for download with this theme. Clipart images can not be used without express permission from the owner and/or need to be purchased separately.

Nevertheless, you can request the clipart-related image IDs/references and .PSD files by contacting our support department.

Bundled Plug-ins

The theme package contains a number of bundled plug-ins. Please click here to view the list of plug-ins that come included into the theme.

If a new version of a bundled plug-in is available, it will be included in the next theme's release. You can also request it by submitting a support ticket.

Bundled plug-ins are fully functional without the activation using a registration license key. In case you are willing to receive automatic updates and support from the plug-in team, you will need to purchase the plug-in separately. Only the direct buyers get the plug-in license key.

Support Policy

In order to receive a technical support assistance, you need to have a valid purchase code. To get the code, please navigate to your ThemeForest "Downloads" page and click on the theme download link. Check this guide for more details.

PLEASE NOTE! As authors of this theme we do provide support only for the theme-related features.

We do not provide support for additional customization, 3rd party plug-ins integration or any other compatibility issues that might arise. Nevertheless, there is an exception that is only applied to the plug-in(s) we have developed and integrated ourselves.

If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, feel free to post them on our support message board (forum) at https://ancorathemes.ticksy.com. We will respond as soon as possible (within 24 – 48 hours, usually faster). We are open from 10am to 7pm (CET), from Monday till Friday.

Please be aware that a lot of the questions that are posted in the forum have been posted many times before, and get the same answers each time. Before submitting a new ticket, please try searching the forum for an answer, as well as checking our Video Tutorials and Articles. The forum has its own inner search and also has been indexed by Google, so if you can not find your answer with a forum search, it is worth typing it into Google too. Please make sure you have looked at all the available resources before submitting a support request.

Third-party Extensions

Unfortunately, we do not provide support for third-party extensions. Please contact the author of the extension if needed. If you feel that you might have troubles with installing an extension, we advise you to order a professional installation service.

Articles & Video Tutorials

For more information regarding the theme's functionality, we suggest checking our Video Tutorials and Articles.

WordPress Information

To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. Below are some useful links regarding WordPress information.

PLEASE NOTE! The theme is designed for free WordPress version downloaded at WordPress.org. We do not guarantee the theme full compatibility with installations on Wordpress.com due to limitations in website control and theme customization.

Theme Requirements

To use this theme you must be running at least WordPress 3.9, PHP 5.6, mysql 5 or higher. If you use a hosting service with limited resources (e.g. GoDaddy!), you may experience issues with the "one-click" demo data installation.

We recommend that you contact your web hosting service provider to make sure that your server PHP configuration limits are as follows:

  • max_execution_time 600
  • memory_limit 128M
  • post_max_size 32M
  • upload_max_filesize 32M

If you are running unmanaged dedicated server or VPS, you should check your php.ini file. Alternatively, you can edit .htaccess file in the root of your website and add the following values:

  • php_value max_execution_time 600
  • php_value memory_limit 128M
  • php_value post_max_size 32M
  • php_value upload_max_filesize 32M

Setting these values will ensure you will not get error messages during the installation. To safeguard your website, please use secure passwords and the latest version of WordPress and plug-ins.

Here is the list of web hosting service providers we recommend:

Theme Installation

Unpacking the theme

Before installing the theme, please make sure you unpacked the archive and extracted the theme files. Some of the folders names may slightly vary. Treat the screenshot below as an example only.

The main package contains archives with the main theme, child theme and documentation.

If you try to install the wrong files, you will get the missing styles.css error. This is the most common error that means you are trying to install an incorrect package.

In order to install the theme, you need to have a working version of WordPress installed on your server first. Check out this guide for detailed information on how to install WordPress. We also highly recommend updating your WordPress to the latest stable version.

PLEASE NOTE! The theme is designed for free WordPress version downloaded at WordPress.org. We do not guarantee the theme full compatibility with installations on Wordpress.com due to limitations in website control and theme customization.

There are 2 ways to install the theme:

  • via FTP:
    1. Log into your web server with FTP client software.
    2. Unzip the gutentype.zip file and ONLY use the extracted /gutentype theme folder.
    3. Upload the extracted gutentype theme folder into /wp-content/themes.
    4. Navigate to the Appearance > Themes tab and activate the theme.
  • via WordPress admin panel:
    1. Log into the WordPress admin panel.
    2. Navigate to Appearance > Themes and click on Add New and Upload Theme.
    3. Select the gutentype.zip folder and click Install Now button.
    4. After the successful installation, click on Activate or navigate to the Appearance > Themes and click on Activate button to activate the newly installed theme.
    5. Install and activate ThemeREX Addons plug-in.
    6. Enter your Purchase Code. Theme activation allows you to get access to plug-ins, demo content, support and updates. To get the code, please navigate to your ThemeForest "Downloads" page and click on the theme download link. Check this guide for more details.

You can also watch our video tutorial on how to install a WordPress theme.

Attention! If you want to make changes in theme’s templates or functions, we recommend activating a child theme before demo data installation. Please see the Child Theme section for more information.

Plug-ins Installation

Below is the list of the plug-ins that come included into the theme.
All these plug-ins can also be installed from the WordPress.org repository.

  • Contact Form 7
  • Gutenberg (required) (provided with the theme for WordPress v.4.9 or less)
  • Instagram Feed
  • MailChimp for WordPress
  • The GDPR Framework
  • ThemeREX Addons (required)
  • WooCommerce

You can find a detailed overview of each plug-in in the Plug-ins section of this documentation file.

There is only one required plug-in for proper theme functioning, and that is ThemeREX Addons. The rest of the plug-ins are recommended for installation, but not required.

To make the theme look exactly as on the demo page, you would need to install the recommended plug-ins:

  1. After the installation/activation of ThemeREX Addons plug-in and theme activation, you will see a prompt with a list of plug-ins to install. Click on the Begin installing plugins link or go to Appearance > Install Plugins.
  2. Check the plug-ins you want to install, select the Install option and click Apply. Installation may take a few minutes, please be patient and do not refresh the page.
  3. Now, activate the plug-ins. Go to Appearance > Install Plugins, check all the listed plug-ins, choose Activate option and click Apply.

PLEASE NOTE! The theme comes with pre-built Privacy Policy page. In case you are planning to install the whole demo content, you can leave the GDPR Framework setup wizard, as this page will be set automatically after the demo data installation.

In case you are running a shared hosting with limited resources (e.g. GoDaddy), we do recommend enabling only the essential plug-ins (e.g. ThemeREX Addons) and disable the rest. Otherwise, it may significantly increase the memory consumption, which might lead to unwanted issues.

Child Theme

If you want to make changes to the theme's files and functions, we recommend installing a child theme. This ensures that your theme customizations stay in place after the theme update. If you are not planning to change the core theme files, you are free to skip this chapter.

IMPORTANT! Install the child theme before importing the demo data. Otherwise, all of your theme options will be reset.

A child theme is installed the same way you install a parent theme. Locate the gutentype-child.zip file in the theme package and upload it via the WordPress admin panel. Alternatively, you can unzip it and upload via FTP (see main theme installation chapter).

Using a Child Theme

Your child theme has its own functions.php file. Use it to copy modified functions from the parent theme's functions.php, or register new functions.

You can copy all files from the parent theme into the child theme except files located in the following folders:

  • /includes
  • /plugins
  • /theme-options
  • /theme-specifics

In the /front-page folder, you can copy all files except front-page.options.php.

If the file you want to edit is in one of these folders, you need to copy the required function from that file, and register it in the child theme's functions.php.

The rest of the files can be copied and edited directly in the child theme folder.

When copying parent theme files into the child theme, preserve the original folder structure. Create respective folders and make sure that the file path is the same as in the parent theme.

Demo Content

Our theme includes a simple One-click demo data installation, which allows your site to look exactly as on the theme demo.

Before installing demo data, please make sure you have activated your theme copy (entered the purchase code in the Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > Theme Dashboard > General tab) and installed all the required plug-ins. Check the Plug-ins installation section for more information about the required plug-ins.

In case you do not have your Purchase Code, please navigate to your ThemeForest "Downloads" page and click on the theme download link. Check this guide for more details.

In order to import the demo content go to Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > Theme Dashboard > Demo Data.

On the page that showed up set the required parameters.

Only Pages, Forms & Sliders

When choosing the partial demo data import, the new content will be added to your existing data.

Although this will not overwrite your existing content, we still recommend backing up your website before doing this.

Note, that the pages are imported without the original images. Instead, the image placeholders are used. This is done to keep your existing content intact.

Whole Demo Site Content

When choosing this option, all the existing content of your website will be lost and replaced with the new data. We recommend using this option for new WordPress installations only.

Use the whole demo import option if you want to have an exact copy of the theme demo. It enables you to import all media files, pages, theme options, and plug-in settings.

BuddyPress and bbPress plug-ins increase the memory consumption by 60-80Mb. If you are having trouble installing the demo data, deactivate BuddyPress and bbPress, and try again.

In case demo data installation is stuck, you can manually install it by downloading the demo.zip archive from our server. Extract the archive to demo/ folder and upload this demo/ folder to wp-content/themes/gutentype directory. If the issue persists, please contact your hosting service provider to make sure that your server configuration meets the Theme Requirements. Otherwise, please refer your request to our support department.

PLEASE NOTE!After the demo data installation you should configure the GDPR Framework manually by navigating to Tools (WP Dashboard) > Data443 GDPR, otherwise it will not work properly.

Installation FAQs

There are two ways to solve this problem.
  1. Contact your web hosting service provider to increase your upload_max_filesize to 32M.
  2. Upload the extracted theme package via an FTP client to wp-content/themes directory.
The error occurs because of the low memory_limit. You can increase memory_limit on your server in several ways, namely by editing:
  1. wp-config.php file: define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '128M');
  2. php.ini: memory_limit = 128M;
  3. .htaccess file: php_value memory_limit 128M;
Please contact your web hosting service provider to enable mbstring PHP function in server settings. The function is needed for some languages, such as Japanese, Chinese etc. In case you can not enable the settings, please contact the support team to get assistance with disabling the function in the theme.
Edit wp-config.php file and add the following lines after database information:
  • define( 'FS_METHOD', 'direct' );
  • define('FS_CHMOD_DIR', 0770);
  • define('FS_CHMOD_FILE', 0660);
Please contact your web hosting service provider to make sure that your PHP configuration limits are as follows:
  • max_execution_time 600
  • memory_limit 128M
  • post_max_size 32M
  • upload_max_filesize 32M

Then re-import demo data - it will be successful. In case you still have any issues, please contact our support team.
Please unselect "Media" in the list on the "Install demo data" screen and import the rest of the data. Our Support team can provide the demo media archive, so you could upload media via FTP, just submit a support ticket.

Theme Update

This step is required if you received the notification that a new version of the theme is available. You can see this information in Changelog section at the bottom of the item's details page.

Before you go ahead with the update make sure to backup your old theme's folder. Download it to your computer locally.

Update Option 1. Update using WordPress uploader

  1. Log into your ThemeForest account and navigate to Downloads tab. Find the theme and download Installable WordPress file only.
  2. Log into your WordPress website and go to Appearance > Themes.
  3. Activate a default WordPress theme. Delete the older version of your theme and re-upload the new WordPress Installable files that you have downloaded from ThemeForest during the 1st step.
  4. Once it is uploaded, activate the theme.

    IMPORTANT! If you're using a child theme, do not activate the newly uploaded parent theme. Activate your old child theme instead. Otherwise, all the child theme customizations will be lost.
  5. Update (if necessary!) the included plug-ins, if you see a notification message prompting about a newer version.
    • Navigate to WP Dashboard > Plugins > Installed Plugins.
    • Update ThemeREX Addons plug-in. You can click on "Update" button (if available in a particular theme) or deactivate and delete this plug-in. Then follow the prompt to install it again. This will load a new plug-in version.
    • Deactivate and delete the rest plugin(s) of old version.
    • Go to Appearance > Install Plugins and install the plug-in(s) like it was described in the Plugins Installation section of this documentation.

Update Option 2. Update using FTP client

  1. Log into your ThemeForest account and get the last version of the theme as described above.
  2. Connect to your server using desktop client software (we recommend Filezilla and CyberDuck).
  3. Change directory to /wp-content/themes.
  4. Remove/rename existing folder with old theme files.
  5. Unpack theme installable files downloaded from ThemeForest and upload them to the themes folder.
  6. Update (if necessary!) the included plug-ins in the way described above, if you see a notification message prompting about a newer version.

Now let's navigate to Appearance (WP Dashboard) > Customize to flexibly control the appearance and behavior of the whole website as well as individual types of posts, pages and categories.

IMPORTANT! Please be aware that our theme provides a special inheritance hierarchy system for "Theme Options" settings. It means that individual settings of each page may override global settings made with Customizer Panel.
Settings of "Blog", "WooCommerce", "Plugins settings" (such as Team) and other groups may also override default/general settings available through Customizer.

Moreover, you can see the changes of the front-end right after the alterations - when the needed parameter is selected, without switching from admin to front-end each time. When you are done with the changes, you should click on Publish button at the top of the Customizer's side menu.

IMPORTANT! Please be aware that all the Customizer's settings are also available for editing through Theme Panel (WordPress Dashboard Menu) > Theme Options section.

Settings of this group are responsible for managing site identity features. This is the initial place where you should upload your logo.

Site Title

The text entered into this field appears as the logo title (if the image logo is not uploaded) and as the website's title in your browser tab.

Tagline

The text entered into this field appears as the website slogan under the logo. By default, the tagline is used if no image logo is selected.

You can modify the site title and tagline appearance by inserting special characters, e.g.:

  • || - line break;
  • {{ ... }} - modifies style and color of parts of the text;
  • [[ ... ]] - makes the text bold;

Site Icon (Favicon)

The site icon (favicon) is used as a browser and app icon for your site. Icons must be square, and at least 512 pixels wide and tall.

Logo-related settings

These settings allow managing your logo images (main, for mobile header and mobile menu), as well as their Retina versions (if "Allow retina display logo" option is checked). As a rule, the retina logo should be twice as big as the regular logo in order to be displayed properly.
Here you can also zoom the text logo (if the image logo is not uploaded). 1 - original size. Please note, that the maximum size of the text depends on the actual size of the image.

Uploading Logo via Layouts

The logo uploaded in the Customizer can be overwritten by the logo image selected in the custom Header layout. This allows you to upload a different logo image for each page.

  1. Check what header style is selected in the Appearance > Customize > Header > Header style. (You can choose a different header style for a particular page in its Theme Options.)
  2. Navigate to the Layouts > All Layouts and open/create a header layout.
  3. Build/update the header layout to your needs and save the changes.

General Settings

Settings of this group are responsible for managing an overall look of the site.

Body style settings:

Here you can choose the body style as well as set the page width (site content + sidebar) in pixels.

  • Boxed - the page's body is in the area of limited screen width, and the background image is visible.
  • Wide - the page's body occupies an entire screen width (background image is behind it and is not visible), and the content occupies the fixed width area in the center of the screen.

Boxed

Wide

PLEASE NOTE! In the Theme Options section of a particular page additional body styles are available: fullwidth and fullscreen.


  • Fullwidth - the page's body occupies almost all screen width.
  • Fullscreen - the page's body occupies an entire screen width.

Fullwidth

Fullscreen

Show Social Side - this option enables the social icons on the left side of the page. The social icons inherit the links (URLs) to your social profiles specified in the Theme Panel > ThemeREX Addons > Socials tab.

Sidebar-related settings

  • Sidebar Position - moves sidebar to the right or left hand side of the page, or hides it.
  • Sidebar Widgets - specify which widget set to show in the sidebar area.
  • Sidebar Width - specify the width of the sidebar (in pixels).
  • Sidebar Gap - specify the gap between content and sidebar (in pixels).
  • Expand Content - expands the content width when the sidebar is hidden.

Widgets-related settings

Here you can specify widget sets for such locations as top page, above content, below content, bottom page, top footer and middle blog belt. Check the Widgets section for more information.

Design & Effects-related settings

Here you can specify images/buttons hovers.

Below you can find an example of image's hover effect with the option set to "Dots".

Miscellaneous setting

This setting is responsible for specifying SEO-related parameters.

Text with Privacy Policy link

Specify the text for the checkbox in a comment form on single posts. This text will be displayed before the Privacy Policy link.

In order to add/customize the Privacy Policy link, navigate to Settings (WP Dashboard) > Privacy and specify the page that will be used as a Privacy Policy one.

Header

Settings of this group allow you to manage an overall look and behavior of the header elements.

You can set up header settings for a specific page in the Theme Options > Header section of that page.

Style-related settings

These settings allow managing the style ("Default", "Side", "Featured", "Plain", "Extra", "Center", "E-Commerce", "Separate" or "Custom") and position of the header area as well as zooming the header title. For custom header style you can specify the header layout (available only if the ThemeREX Addons plug-in is activated) and follow the direct link for editing the selected custom layout if needed.

Important! Please be aware that this theme does not provide any examples of custom header layouts. Feel free to create your own ones.

All the elements of custom header areas can be edited in Dashboard > Layouts tab. Check the Layouts section for more information.

Available Pre-built Header Layouts:

  1. Header Default
  2. Header Side
  3. Header Featured
  4. Header Plain
  5. Header Extra
  6. Header Center
  7. Header E-Commerce
  8. Header Separate

The header areas in "Default", "Side", "Featured", "Plain", "Extra", "Center", "E-Commerce" and Separate styles are created via the Global Customize settings (Appearance > Customize). You can also navigate to the .../wp-content/themes/gutentype/templates folder and edit the corresponding template file header-default.php, header-side.php, header-featured.php, header-plain.php, header-extra.php, header-center.php, header-woo.php and header-separate.php.

Header Position

The Header position setting controls the way your header behaves in regards to the main body area.

  • Default - the default header position. The header occupies a separate section and does not collide with other website elements.
  • Over - ideally is used for pages with sliders. The header elements overflow the section that follows next, and the header background becomes transparent.
  • Under - sets the header area stuck behind the content area when scrolling down the page.

"Fix this header when scroll" option fixes the header to the top of the window when scrolling down.

Widgets-related settings

Here you can specify the widgets set for the header area.

"Header Subtitle" displays text below the page name in the header area (for "Side" header style only!).

Main Menu-related settings

These settings allow choosing menu position and behavior on mobile devices.

"Mobile menu fullscreen" - this setting displays mobile menu on full screen (if checked) or slide narrow nemu from the side (if not checked).

Header Background Image-related setting

This setting allows selecting a header background image.

Header FAQs

Go to Appearance > Customize > Header and adjust the Header Style setting.
Check which header style you are currently using in Appearance > Customize > Header > Header Style. "Default", "Side", "Featured", "Plain", "Extra", "Center", "E-Commerce" and "Separate" styles are created via the Global Customize settings (Appearance > Customize). You can also navigate to the .../wp-content/themes/gutentype/templates folder and edit the corresponding template file header-default.php, header-side.php, header-featured.php, header-plain.php, header-center.php or header-woo.php.

For"Custom" header style
  1. Check which custom header Layout you are currently using in Appearance > Customize > Header in the Select custom layout option.
  2. In the WordPress admin panel, go to Layouts > All Layouts, and open the currently active header layout. If you do not see the Layouts menu item - activate the ThemeREX Addons plug-in first.
  3. Make the required changes and save it.
For more information on how to change, customize and create Layouts, see the Layouts section.
By default, the header logo settings can be adjusted in Appearance > Customize > Logo & Site Identity.

However, you can specify the logo in your custom header Layout.
IMPORTANT! The logo specified in your custom header Layout overwrites the logo set in the Customizer.

Setting of this group is responsible for choosing the style of the footer area.

Style-related settings

These settings allow choosing footer style: "Default", "Plain", "Simple", "Modern", "Center" or "Custom". Please note, that custom footer layouts are available only if the ThemeREX Addons plug-in is activated. You can also follow the direct link for editing the selected custom layout if needed.

Important! Please be aware that this theme does not provide any examples of custom footer layouts. Feel free to create your own ones.

All the elements of custom footer layouts can be edited in Dashboard - Layouts tab. Check the Layouts section for more information.

Available Pre-built Footer Layouts:

  1. Footer Default (with enabled Footer widgets)
  2. Footer Modern (with enabled News Footer widgets and "Dark" footer color scheme)
  3. Footer Plain (with enabled social icons)
  4. Footer Simple (with enabled menu, logo and social icons)
  5. Footer Center (with enabled menu, logo and social icons and dark footer color scheme)

The footer areas in "Default", "Plain", "Simple", "Modern" and "Center" styles are created via the Global Customize settings (Appearance > Customize). You can also navigate to the .../wp-content/themes/gutentype/templates folder and edit the corresponding template file footer-default.php, footer-plain.php, footer-simple.php, footer-modern.php or footer-center.php in any text editor.

Additional options for Default/Plain Footer styles:

  • Footer widgets - select a preferred footer widget set. Check the Widgets section for more information.
  • Footer columns - set the necessary columns quantity to display the widgets in. Choose 0 to autodetect the number of columns based on how many widgets you have got in the set.
  • Footer fullwidth - expands the footer for the whole width of the page.
  • Show menu - displays menu in the footer area. You should assign the menu as a footer one in Appearance > Menus > Manage Locations.
  • Show logo - displays logo in the footer area. If this option is checked, you can upload the logo for your footer as well as its Retina version.
  • Show social icons - displays social icons in the footer area. The social icons inherit the links (URLs) to your social profiles specified in the Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > ThemeREX Addons > Socials tab.
  • Copyright - enter the copyright message. Use the {Y} or {{Y}} symbols to indicate the current year.

Menus

Settings of this group are responsible for managing Menus. Each menu location is available for filling with any of the predefined menu sets.

Menus are also available for editing through the "Appearance > Menus" options.

Below are predefined Menu locations:

  • Main Menu - displays the main menu.
  • Mobile Menu - displays the menu on mobile devices.
  • Footer Menu - displays the menu in the footer area.

Predefined Menu sets:

Widgets

Widgets are the blocks of content that can be placed into specifically designed widget areas.

You can find the list of available widgets and widget areas under Appearance (WP dashboard) > Widgets. Here it is possible to create additional widget sets that can be assigned to available default widget areas. This is useful when you have different widget sets for different pages.

By default our theme supports 10 widget areas:

  • Header
  • Below the header
  • Sidebar
  • Top of the page
  • Above the content
  • Below the content
  • Bottom of the page
  • Top of the footer
  • Middle of the blog belt (only for species Excerpt)
  • Footer

You can add widgets into widget areas by simply dragging and dropping.

But in order to see them on your website, you need to make sure you have a particular widget set assigned to a particular default widget area. You can assign widget sets either for the whole website (in Appearance > Customize), or for a specific page (single Page > Theme Options > Widgets/Header/Footer).

Widget Sets Assignment for the Whole Site

Header widgets can be assigned in Appearance > Customize > Header or Page > Theme Options > Header sections.

Body widgets (for sidebar, top of the page, above the content, below the content, and bottom of the page) are accessible in Appearance > Customize > General Settings or Page > Theme Options > Widgets sections.

Footer widgets are available for managing in Appearance > Customize > Footer or Page > Theme Options > Footer sections. It works for Default/Plain Footer Style only! Otherwise, you need to customize footer widgets in the corresponding footer Layout.

Widget Sets Assignment for a Specific Page

If you want to specify a widget set for a separate page, open that page in your WordPress admin and in the Theme Options section choose the required widgets. The widgets assigned in Theme Options would be applicable only for that particular page.

Customizing Widget Sets that are already enabled on a Specific Page

Depending on the selected page that is available for editing with Customizer's tools, you can notice a different kind of widgets sets included to a particular page. The same can be done through Appearance (WP dashboard) > Widgets.

Below are options responsible for managing widgets.

  • Add a widget: just click on "Add a Widget" button to see the available widgets, then choose the one you want to use:
  • Reorder the position of widgets using three icons:

    • Move - moves the widget to another sidebar.
    • Down - moves the widget down.
    • Up - moves the widget upwards.

After you reorder the position of the widgets in the sidebar, click on "Done" button at the bottom.

See the example of how the Sidebar Widgets Set may look like:

Custom Widgets

Moreover, our theme provides a few Custom Widgets that are available in Appearance > Widgets section.

  • ThemeREX Audio Player: Shows an audio player.
  • ThemeREX Banner: Displays a regular banner image.
  • ThemeREX Blogger: Shows blog posts.
  • ThemeREX Calendar: Displays a regular calendar.
  • ThemeREX Contacts: Displays your Logo and contact information.
  • ThemeREX Google map: Shows Google map with specified address. To make the google map function properly, please make sure there is a valid API key in the "Google API key" field in the Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > ThemeREX Addons > API tab.
  • ThemeREX Instagram Feed: Shows photos from your Instagram account. To make this widget function properly, please make sure there is a valid Instagram Access Token in the "Instagram API" section in the Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > ThemeREX Addons > API tab.
  • ThemeREX Recent News: Displays the most recent news.
  • ThemeREX Recent Posts: Displays the most recent posts.
  • ThemeREX Slider: Displays the slides via Posts (Swiper) Slider.
  • ThemeREX Socials: Shows the links to social network profiles. The social icons inherit the links (URLs) to your social profiles specified in the Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > ThemeREX Addons > Socials tab.
  • ThemeREX Team Members: Displays the members.
  • ThemeREX Universal Posts Listing: Displays posts from any post type.
  • ThemeREX Video Player: Displays a video player.
  • ThemeREX WooCommerce Search: Displays advanced search form for products (works on shop page).

Homepage Settings

Settings of this group are responsible for selecting the way to display the homepage (front page), as a blog stream or a static one and specifying the pages to be set as a static homepage and as posts page.

IMPORTANT! Please be aware that these settings are also available for editing through Settings > Reading section.

Front Page Builder

As a free addition to this theme we provide it with The Front Page Builder. A special tool that helps you manage entire content of your website in just few clicks without using Gutenberg. You can enable the Front Page builder in the General tab.
The Page Builder provides a few different areas for customization. Feel free to discover them and make any changes to the content you want.

IMPORTANT! The Front Page Builder works only if the homepage (front page) is built using "Default template" page layout and the homepage (front page) is set as a static page in the "Your homepage displays" option. See the previous chapter of this documentation file.

Check the video below for more information on how to properly use The Front Page Builder.

Blog > Posts page

Settings of this group allow you to manage an overall look and behavior of posts pages.

These settings are applied to all types of blog pages, including Posts pages defined in the WordPress settings (Posts, available post types), as well as pages created via the Blog Archive template (unless no custom settings are specified in the Theme Options panel of a particular page/post).

Please check our article or visit this video tutorial for more information on how to add/customize the Posts pages.

Posts page settings

  • Blog style - choose in which style the blog posts should be displayed.
  • Posts content - displays either the full post length or a post excerpt.
  • Excerpt length - regulates the length of the post excerpt (in words). If the post excerpt is explicitly specified - it appears unchanged.
  • Pagination style - select between page numbers, older/newest posts links, load more button, or infinite scroll.
  • Animation for the posts - choose one of the post animation styles. Do not use any animation for pages with a full-screen scrolling behavior, such as Chess 2 columns.

Sidebar-related settings

  • Sidebar position - moves sidebar to the right or left hand side of the page, or hides it. The Inherit option inherits the value specified in the General Settings panel.
  • Sidebar widgets - specify which widget set to show in the sidebar area (for left/right sidebar).
  • Expand content - expands the content width when the sidebar is hidden.

Widgets-related settings

Here you can specify widget sets for such locations as top page, above content, below content, bottom page, top footer and middle blog belt. Check the Widgets section for more information.

Advanced settings

  • Image placeholder - if a post has no featured image, this image will be used instead.
  • Easy Readable Date Format - specify for how many days to show the human-friendly date format (e.g. 2 days ago) instead of the regular publication date.
  • Post meta and Post counters - choose which post meta elements to display. Views and Likes are available only if the ThemeREX Addons plug-in is active.

If the page is created using the Blog Archive template, the post meta settings should be specified in the Theme Options > Content section of that page.

Blog > Single posts

Settings of this group are responsible for managing an overall look and behavior of single posts' pages.

  • Hide featured image on the single post;
  • Stretch featured image on the single post;
  • Sidebar position - moves sidebar to the right or left hand side of the page, or hides it. The Inherit option inherits the value specified in the General Settings panel.
  • Sidebar widgets - specify which widget set to show in the sidebar area (for left/right sidebar).
  • Expand content - expands the content width when the sidebar is hidden.
  • Show post meta - enable/disable the additional post information, such as date, author, comments, etc. If this option is enabled, choose which post meta elements to display. You can also change their order by dragging and dropping.
  • Show share links - enable/disable social media sharing buttons;
  • Show author info - show/hide the author bio section;
  • Show related posts - show/hide the related posts section. If this options is checked, you can select the quantity of related posts to show and the number of columns the section should be divided into.

WooCommerce

Settings of this group allow managing the overall look of the WooCommerce elements (works only if the WooCommerce plug-in is installed). The single products can be added/customized in WordPress Dashboard Menu > Products.

Theme-specific Options

Here you can manage an overall look and behavior of shop-related pages.

Product List settings

These settings allow specifying the Shop style and assigning a hover effect to the products.

Single Product settings

These settings are responsible for arranging a proper output of related products.

Header-related settings

These settings allow selecting header style, position, specifying its widgets and choosing whether to override the header image with the post's featured image or not. For custom header style you can specify the header layout and follow the direct link for editing the selected custom layout if needed.

Sidebar-related settings

These settings are responsible for specifying the position of a sidebar and its widgets set (for left/right sidebar position) as well.

Footer-related settings

These settings allow specifying footer style. For "Default"/"Plain"/"Simple"/"Modern"/"Center" footer styles specify widgets sets and widgets' columns quantity. For "Custom" footer style "Select custom layout" option is available. You can also follow the direct link for editing the selected custom layout.

Additional Panels settings

Here you can specify widget sets for such locations as top page, above content, below content and bottom page. Check the Widgets section for more information.


This is how the default Shop page looks like with current settings. Shop style is set to "Grid".

Typography

Here you can upload fonts and adjust font settings for specific typography elements.

Check this article for more information on how to add new Google Fonts and Custom Fonts.

The theme enables you to use both Google Fonts and custom fonts in your design. You can load up to 5 different font families, including different styles and weights for each typeface.

IMPORTANT! To manage fonts quantity available for upload, edit 'max_load_fonts' => 5 variable in theme-specific/theme.setup.php file.

Colors

The theme allows you to assign color schemes to specific parts of your website. This is useful for highlighting certain areas and giving them a distinctive look.

The theme supports 3 color schemes - default (light), dark and extra.

IMPORTANT! Due to specifics of CSS rules, you are unable to assign a light color scheme to any website part, if the dark color scheme is enabled.

Here are the website parts to which you can assign color schemes:

  • Site Color Scheme - defines the main color scheme of your website. If no other part of website has a color scheme specified explicitly, affects the whole website. Otherwise, affects the body background color, body typography and pretty much anything that is located below the header and above the footer areas (except sidebar).
  • Header Color Scheme - modifies the color scheme of the header.
  • Sidebar Color Scheme - affects the color of the sidebar. The Inherit option inherits the value specified in the Site Color Scheme setting.
  • Footer Color Scheme - specifies the color of your footer.

You can also assign color schemes for individual pages in the Theme Options > Colors panel of those pages.

Color Scheme Editor

Here you can customize the color schemes of your website.

Three additional buttons are available:

  • Reset - removes the current changes, made after your last saving.
  • Copy - creates a new color scheme by duplicating the default one. Thus, it is possible to set different color schemes for particular pages and their parts.
  • Delete - removes the current color scheme. You can delete only newly created color schemes. All default ones will remain.

Select the color scheme you want to customize and choose one of 2 modes (editor types) - simple or advanced.

In a simple mode, you can customize the accent colors (link colors) of a theme. If you want to dig deeper, switch to the advanced mode. You can entirely change the theme colors.

Both modes contain the following groups of settings:

MAIN

The main color group of a website. Here you can find the following elements:

  • Background color - the main background color of a website; (for advanced mode only)
  • Border color - color used for elements with a border; (for advanced mode only)
  • Text - color for the main body text; (for advanced mode only)
  • Text light - color used for additional meta elements, such as post author, date, comments, etc. (for advanced mode only)
  • Text dark - color mainly applied for headings; (for advanced mode only)
  • Link - color used not only as a link color, but also as the main accent color of a website. By default, this setting sets the Link hover color for the Alter color group.
  • Link hover - the hover color of links, also used as the main accent color for the Alter color group;
  • Link 2 - the second accent color;
  • Link 2 hover;
  • Link 3 - the third accent color;
  • Link 3 hover;

ALTER

Alter means alternative color group, mostly applied for sidebar and footer. Alter colors include the same elements as the Main color group, plus two additional hover colors for border and background.

EXTRA

An additional color group for extra elements such as dropdowns, price blocks, table headers, etc.
As a rule, the text and background colors from the Extra group should contrast against the respective colors from the Main color group.

INVERSE

Inverse elements are elements that use the theme accent color (usually the main one) as a background color. In this way, they get distinctive look and stand out from the rest of the content. You can apply these settings for blockquotes, dropdowns, etc.

  • Border color;
  • Border hover;
  • Text color - the main body text color; (for advanced mode only)
  • Text dark - used for headings or other elements that need a darker color; (for advanced mode only)
  • Text light - used for meta elements that provide additional information; (for advanced mode only)
  • Link color - since the main accent color (i.e. the link color) sets the background color, you need to specify a different link color; (for advanced mode only)
  • Link hover - the hover color of the link; (for advanced mode only)

INPUT (for advanced mode only)

Colors for input fields, text areas, select fields, etc.

  • Background - background color of an input field;
  • Background hover - background color when an input field is active;
  • Border color;
  • Border hover - border color when a field is active;
  • Text - a regular text color, mainly used for the placeholder text when a field is not active;
  • Text dark - the color of text when a field is active;
  • Text light - used for text in a 'disabled' field;

In case the changes of the color schemes are not applied, please enable Debug mode (in Theme Panel > ThemeREX Addons > General tab) and save ThemeREX Addons settings.

Background

Settings of this group allow editing the background color/image (the one behind the body's content when "Boxed" body style is on).

Just click on Select image button to upload the image from the Media Library or your computer. Right after this step, additional options appear, such as "Preset", "Image Position", "Image Size", and a few other.

Plugins settings > Team

Settings of this group are responsible for managing an overall look and behavior of team-related pages (all team members page and single team member posts).

IMPORTANT! The number of team posts displayed on all team members page is inherited from the Settings > Reading > Blog pages show at most option. The team posts can be added in WordPress Dashboard Menu > Team section.

Style-related settings

Here you can enable/disable team post type and specify the style of the team archive.
Please check "Disable post type Team" option only if you do not want to use this post type.
Apply "Style" option only after you save the other options!

Header-related settings

These settings allow selecting header style, position, specifying its widgets and choosing whether to override the header image with the post's featured image or not. For custom header style you can specify the header layout and follow the direct link for editing the selected custom layout if needed.

Sidebar-related settings

These settings are responsible for specifying widgets set for a sidebar and its position as well.

Footer-related settings

These settings allow selecting footer style. For "Default"/"Plain"/"Simple"/"Modern"/"Center" footer styles you can also specify widgets sets and columns quantity. For "Custom" footer style "Select custom layout" option is available. You can also follow the direct link for editing the selected custom layout if needed.

Additional panels settings

Here you can specify widget sets for such locations as top page, above content, below content, bottom page. Check the Widgets section for more information.

Additional CSS

Settings of this group allow you to specify additional custom styles.

This section covers the information about Pages in your website: included page templates, how to edit existing pages and add new ones.

You can import required pages, along with the page settings, using the Importer tool. Learn more about it in the Demo Content chapter.

New Page Creation

To create a new page navigate to "Pages" dashboard menu item in your WordPress admin panel and click on Add new button.

Page Templates

Choose either "Blog Archive" (blog page) or "Default Template" (regular page) option in the Page Attributes sidebar. Check Posts pages article to find out more information on how to customize them.

IMPORTANT! Please be aware that all Homepages use the "Blog Archive" type of output. The only exception is "Store" homepage. It uses "Default Template" type of output.

Gutenberg Page Builder-related tutorials

Usually, the page consists of Blocks, Columns and some other elements that can be edited via Gutenberg. Before you start, please check the following tutorials:

  1. Official WordPress page
  2. Official Documentation for Gutenberg page builder

Custom Page Settings

Each page has a Theme Options panel, where you can specify custom page parameters.

In Theme Options, you can assign a different header/footer style, widgets set, body style, as well as many other options for each individual page.

These settings are applied to the page you are editing, and will overwrite the global settings specified in the Customizer.

You can enable or disable the Theme Options panel in the Options in the top right corner of the WordPress admin.

Assigning a Page as a Homepage

Once you finished with building your page, assign it as a Homepage:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Reading menu item in the WordPress dashboard menu.
  2. In Your homepage displays section select "Your latest posts" (if you want to use content from the posts) or "A static page (select below)" option and choose the necessary page from the Homepage drop-down list (if you want to create content using a page builder).
  3. Save the changes.

Alternatively, you can assign a page as a homepage in Appearance > Customize > Homepage Settings.


The theme comes with the following set of Homepages.

Home Minimalist

Below you can find the screenshots of "Homepage 1" front-end with hotspots describing where you can customize content for a particular section and the "Theme Options" settings. The "Blog Archive" page template is used.

Theme Options settings (Homepage Minimalist):

Home Masonry

This is how the second version looks like. The "Blog Archive" type of output is used.

Theme Options settings (Homepage Masonry):

Home Grid

This is how the third version looks like. The "Blog Archive" page template is used.

Theme Options settings (Homepage Grid):

Home Classic

This is how the fourth version looks like. The "Blog Archive" page template is used.

Theme Options settings (Homepage Classic):

Home Creative

This is how the fifth version looks like. The "Blog Archive" page template is used.

Theme Options settings (Homepage Creative):

Home Lifestyle

This is how the sixth version looks like. The "Blog Archive" page template is used.

Theme Options settings (Homepage Lifestyle):

Home Store

This is how the seventh version looks like. This is a regular page. The "Default Template" page template is used.

Theme Options settings (Homepage Store):

Home News

This is how the eighth version looks like. This is a blog stream page. The "Blog Archive" page template is used.

Theme Options settings (Homepage News):

Home Agency

This is how the agency version looks like. This is a blog stream page. The "Blog Archive" page template is used.

Theme Options settings (Homepage Agency):

Home Crypto

This is how the crypto version looks like. This is a blog stream page. The "Blog Archive" page template is used.

Theme Options settings (Homepage Crypto):

Home Startup

This is how the startup version looks like. This is a blog stream page. The "Blog Archive" page template is used.

Theme Options settings (Homepage Startup):

Home Traveling

This is how the traveling version looks like. This is a blog stream page. The "Blog Archive" page template is used.

Theme Options settings (Homepage Traveling):

Custom CSS Classes

PLEASE NOTE! We have used some additional custom CSS classes to make the page blocks look like on our demo.

  • .style-bg-left - adds grey background behind the contact form and stretches it to the left side of the screen on Typography page.
    <div class="style-bg-left">[contact-form-7 id="79" title="Contact form 1"]</div>
  • .style-bg-top - stylizes the block with team members on About Us page.
    [trx_sc_team title="Our Team" description="Nam ut rutrum ex, venenatis sollicitudin urna. Aliquam erat volutpat. Ut bibendum lacus vestibulum maximus." count="4" columns="4" class="style-bg-top" title_align="center"]
  • .contact-info - row class that stylizes the icons placed within this row. Please see Contact page for more information.
  • .plain-style - stylizes blogger widget to output posts in-line on background. The class name is specified in the Appearance > Widgets > Startup Top Widgets section, at the bottom of Blogger widget. Please also see Startup page for more information.

Introduction to Layouts

Layouts is a tool that lets you create custom headers, footers, and other website sections.

Layouts are available after you activate the ThemeREX Addons plug-in. After the activation, a new menu item appears in your WordPress admin panel.

Important! Please be aware that this theme does not provide any examples of layouts. Feel free to create your own ones.

Creating Layouts

In order to create a layout, navigate to Layouts (WP dashboard) > Add New.

Layouts are built using WordPress editor.

When creating a Layout, first you need to specify the correct Layout type in the Item Options panel:

  1. Header - the layout is applied only to output in the header area. It appears in the list of available headers in Appearance > Customize > Header > Header Style > Custom.
  2. Footer - the layout is applied only to output in the footer area. It appears in the list of available footers in Appearance > Customize > Footer > Footer Style > Custom.

    You can also choose a different Header/Footer Layout for a specific page. Simply open that page in the WordPress admin, and in the Theme Options > Header/Footer panel edit the Header Style and Footer Style settings.

  3. Submenu - the layout is used to create custom dropdown menu without installing Uber Menu/Mega Menu plug-ins. You can apply the submenu layout in the Appearance > Menus > Layout of submenu (optional) field.
    "Layout of submenu" field appears only when at least one submenu layout is created.
    Please view this article for more information about submenu layouts.
  4. Custom - the standard layout fragment that can be added into a web page using a shortcode.

A custom post type is an additional type of posts that is tailored for a specific kind of content. Custom post types are a part of the ThemeREX Addons plug-in, and you can use them after the plug-in activation.

Team

To display team members on your page, you need to create team posts first, and then output them using a shortcode. Add a new team member post by clicking Team > Add New.

Please find the screenshot below with the back-end view of a team post.

On a team member page, you can enter the team member's name, description, featured image, excerpt, and elements in the Item Options panel, which include:

  • Position - a person's position, or any other subtitle text.
  • Brief info - a short summary that is displayed on a single team member page.
  • Email/Phone/Address
  • Social links - links to social media profiles. Add as many links as needed. Clone items by clicking a clone button in the top right corner, or rearrange them using the drag button in the top left corner.

The single team member posts as well as all team page inherit the general settings (for header, footer, etc.) specified in Appearance > Customize > Plugins Settings > Team.

The global settings for a single team member page can also be overridden in the Theme Options section of a particular team post. Here you can assign a different header/footer style, widget set, body style, etc.

Team Shortcode

Display the team member section on the front-end using the Team shortcode.

Shortcodes in WordPress let you add different kinds of functionality to your website.

We have used some custom shortcodes that can be inserted to the page using standard Gutenberg's widget:

Blogger

This shortcode displays category posts.

Example:

[trx_sc_blogger columns="2" count="2" type="divide" hide_excerpt="1" cat="56" order="asc"]
[trx_sc_blogger columns="3" count="3" type="default" hide_excerpt="1" class="align-left" cat="56"]

Recent News

This shortcode displays the most recent news.

Example:

[trx_widget_recent_news columns="1" count="1" featured="1" style="news-portfolio" ids="1104"]

Slider

This shortcode lets you display your posts, pages, or custom post types in a form of a slider.

Example (Swiper Slider):

Enhance the slider by adding preview image thumbnails using Slider Controls shortcode.

[trx_widget_slider controls="1" titles="none" category="2"][/trx_widget_slider]

Slider Controls

Slider Controls displays image thumbnails in the Slider shortcode.

Make sure to use the same ID for the "Slider" and "Slider Controls" shortcodes.

Example:

[trx_widget_slider titles="lb" posts="3" id="go" height="600" category="54"]

[trx_slider_controls pagination_style="thumbs" hide_next="1" hide_prev="1" slider_id="go"]

Team

This shortcode displays team members. To manage "Teams" proceed to the WordPress Dashboard Menu > Team post type. Use "Item Options" (for the position and social links) and "Featured Image" settings to customize the post.

Example:

[trx_sc_team title="Our Team" description="Nam ut rutrum ex, venenatis sollicitudin urna. Aliquam erat volutpat. Ut bibendum lacus vestibulum maximus." count="4" columns="4" class="style-bg-top" title_align="center"]

Video Player

This shortcode displays a video file.

Example:

[trx_widget_video link="https://vimeo.com/154709932" cover="95"]

As a free addition to this theme, we have included a unique ThemeREX Addons plug-in. Once activated, it allows expanding the options of the theme noticeably. These add-ons allow you to show custom post types, set links to your social profiles as well as some advanced theme-specific settings.

After plug-in's installation, the "ThemeREX Addons" menu item should appear in the "Theme Panel" tab in WordPress dashboard menu panel.

Below is a brief description of all the available settings.

General

Settings of this tab define the general behavior of your theme.

  • Debug Mode - Enable debug functions and theme profiler output.

    IMPORTANT! There is a separate file for each script snippet .js and style related .css data. For better theme performance the system automatically re-compiles/re-merges these files into a single .js/.css related one after every "Save Options" button click in Customizer (Appearance > Customize) and ThemeREX Addons settings (Theme Panel > ThemeREX Addons).
    In case the "Debug Mode" is on, the theme does not run the re-compile/re-merge mode, so each and every file loads separately. That is why we do recommend to turn this mode on only if you need to edit/customize the source script and style related files. Please do not edit the following (re-merged) files: trx_addons.css, trx_addons.js, __colors.css, __styles.css, __scripts.js.
  • Move styles to the head - This is a W3C validation setting. It captures page's output and moves all the "style" tags from the body into the head. We suggest leaving it intact.
  • Move javascripts to the footer - This setting moves all tags "script" to the footer to increase page loading speed.
  • Remove parameter "ver=" from URL - This setting removes parameter "ver=" from URLs of the styles and scripts to enable caching these files.
  • Views counter via AJAX - This setting allows managing the views counter. We recommend leaving it intact.
  • Image dimensions - Which dimensions will be used for the uploaded images: "Original" or "Retina ready" (twice enlarged).
  • Quality for cropped images - Specify range of quality (1-100) to save cropped images.

    PLEASE NOTE If you change the images quality, do not forget to regenerate the thumbnails again.

  • Show page preloader - Select or upload page preloader image for your site.

    • Page preloader bg color - Specify background color for the page preloader. If empty - no preloader is used.
    • Page preloader image - Select or upload page preloader image. If empty - no preloader is used. This option is available for "Custom" preloader style only.
  • Scroll progress bar - Displays scroll progress bar.
  • Add "Scroll to Top" - Add "Scroll to Top" button when page is scrolled.
  • Animate inner links - This setting adds "smooth scroll" effect to the inner page links.
  • Open external links in a new window - If checked, this setting adds parameter target="_blank" to all external links.
  • Popup Engine - Choose one of two scripts to display your popup images.
  • Use menu cache - The menu caching option is responsible for increasing the overall theme's performance.
  • Collapse menu - Whether you need to group menu items or not, if they don't fit in one line.
  • Icon - Select icon of the menu item with collapsed elements.
  • Breadcrumbs nestings - Specify the necessary nesting level for breadcrumbs.
  • Login via AJAX - Define whether to use AJAX Login or direct link on the WP Login Page.
  • Login via social profiles - Add the necessary code snippet/shortcode from the Social Login Plugin.
  • Notify about new registration - Define the person who receives a registration notification message.

API

Insert a generated Google API key (as well as analitics, remarketing-related information and marker & cluster icons) to make your Google map function properly. Follow this link for more information on how to properly obtain an API key.
Specify Facebook App ID. Here you cam also get Access Token from Instagram to show photos from your account. In order to output the instagram photos, use the "ThemeREX Instagram Feed" widget (Appearance > Widgets).

How to get Access Token from Instagram:

  • Log into your Instagram account with photos you want to display on your website.
  • Visit the Instagram Developer Page to register a new client (Manage Clients > Register a New Client).
  • Fill in the form. For "valid redirect URIs" option use the following link http://your_website_name/wp-json/trx_addons/v1/widget_instagram/get_access/.
  • Get your "Client ID" and "Client Secret".
  • Navigate to Theme Panel > ThemeREX Addons > API > Instagram API section and paste "Client ID" and "Client Secret" into the corresponding fields. Click on "Get Access Token" button.
  • Approve that you want to grant the application access to your Instagram.

Socials

Here you can specify all the necessary links (URLs) to your social profiles. Just paste the permanent URL addresses into the needed fields and click "Save."
"Allow extended emotions" option allows you to enable extended emotions set for posts and "Recent Post" sidebar widget. It gives the users an opportunity to mark single posts with one nontypical emotion. Just specify the emotions' names, upload the necessary icons and click on "Save" button.
Blue layers icon duplicates the settings.

Shortcodes

Here you can define whether you want to use the Anchor shortcode and specify hover effects for form fields or not.

Theme Specific

Settings of this section override the default theme's grid classes, and recreate layouts. We recommend leaving these settings intact.

Create Layouts setting is responsible for recreating the set of predefined layouts. It might become useful in case there are no layouts available after theme installation.

This section contains a brief description, as well as references, to some plug-ins available with this theme.

Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
Check this link for more information. More guides are available here.

The theme comes with a number of pre-built contact forms that can be customized in Contact (WP Dashboard) > Contact Forms.

[contact-form-7 id="79" title="Contact Form"]
[contact-form-7 id="416" title="Contact Form Green"]

PLEASE NOTE! According to General Data Protection Regulation, you need to make your forms compliant. All prebuilt forms, that come with this theme, already have the corresponding "I agree..." checkboxes.

For newly created forms navigate to Tools (WP Dashboard) > Data443 GDPR and register custom consent types for your forms. Check this link for more information.
Or you can just use [acceptance acceptance-636 default:off]...[/acceptance] tag, like in the example below:

Gutenberg Page Builder

To make your customization even easier we have used Gutenberg as the main page builder in this theme. Before you start, please check these Gutenberg-related tutorials. They will give you a basic understanding of how to build a page properly.

  1. Official WordPress page
  2. Official Documentation for Gutenberg page builder

Instagram Feed

This plug-in is responsible for displaying a completely customizable Instagram feed on your WordPress website. Check this link for more information.

MailChimp

MailChimp is a newsletter service that allows you to send out email campaigns to a list of email subscribers. MailChimp is free for lists up to 2000 subscribers, which is why it is the newsletter-service of choice for thousands of businesses.
This plug-in acts as a bridge between your WordPress site and your MailChimp account, connecting the two together.
Check this link for more information.
More guides are available here.

The backend settings can be found in the WP dashboard menu > MailChimp > MailChimp tab.

Please set the page/block contrasting background color/image before using MailChimp form.

[mc4wp_form id="378"]

The GDPR Framework

The GDPR Framework allows you to make your website GDPR-compliant. This plug-in offers a friendly installation wizard to get you started quickly. The base features of the GDPR Framework include: manual and automatic data download, export, anonymization and deletion, tracking and withdrawing consent, a privacy policy generator, etc.

Using the GDPR Framework does NOT guarantee compliance to General Data Protection Regulation. This plug-in gives you general information and tools, but is NOT meant to serve as complete compliance package. Compliance to GDPR is risk-based ongoing process that involves your whole business. Codelight is not eligible for any claim or action based on any information or functionality provided by this plug-in.

If you’re using a caching plug-in, please make sure you exclude the Privacy Tools page from your cache. Otherwise, it won’t work!

Check the links below for more information about this plug-in:

  1. Official WordPress page.
  2. Official documentation.
  3. Documentation for developers.

IMPORTANT! According to General Data Protection Regulation, you need to make your forms compliant. All prebuilt forms, that come with this theme, already have the corresponding "I agree..." checkboxes. For newly created forms navigate to Tools (WP Dashboard) > Data443 GDPR and register custom consent types for your forms. Check this link for more information.

WooCommerce

WooCommerce is an industry leader e-commerce plug-in for WordPress. Our theme is fully compatible with this great tool, allowing you to turn your website into sales machine in just a few clicks. You simply need to install this plug-in and allow it to create a set of pages to display categories, products etc. Then you need to add a set of products.

We highly encourage you to read the great documentation files WooCommerce offers. These manuals help to create effective and reliable on line stores providing more features than you can imagine. Here is a list of really useful links helping you create and polish your shop.

  1. Documentation - official plug-in documentation.
  2. Free and Premium extensions - powerful toolbox bringing more features to your shop.
  3. iOS app for WooСommerce - this application gives you full control over your shop.

We recommend using Poedit software for translation-related purposes.

To translate the theme to your language, please follow these steps:

  1. Download and install Poedit software.
  2. Navigate to the theme/.../languages/ folder and locate .pot file. Copy it to your desktop for editing.
  3. Double click on the .pot file. In the Poedit window click on the "Create New Translation" button, choose the necessary language of the translation from the dropdown list and click "OK."
  4. Now select the constant text string you need to translate from the "Source text - English" field and type in the necessary translation into the "Translation" field.
    You can translate as much as you want, just go through the file and click on each string in "Poedit" and add your translation.
  5. Next, you have to save the changes to your .po file using the naming convention based on the language code (e.g. pt for Portuguese) followed by the country code (for instance _BR for Brazil). To do that click on the "sheet" icon (you can also use hotkeys CMD + Shift + S in OS X or Win+S in Windows) and type in the name according to the screenshot below.
    The first lower-case letters define the language, whereas the second upper-case letter defines the country. In most cases, the language and country are the same, like “de_DE” for Germany.
    However, there is a difference for languages like English or Portuguese, which are spoken in several countries natively. In this case, the difference is in the first and second letter pairs; for the UK, the code would be en_GB, whereas the en_US stands for the USA. If you are not familiar with the codes for your native language and country, then visit the GNU website. See Language Codes and Country Codes for the lists of codes.

    PLEASE NOTE! If you use the wrong naming convention WordPress can not process your translation.
  6. When saving your .po file, Poedit automatically creates a new .mo file, with the same naming convention. According to the example above, the file would be called pt_BR.mo.
  7. Upload the .po and .mo files you just created to the .../languages folder. Make sure these files are in the same directory as the default.pot one.
  8. Our theme is using ThemeREX Addons plug-in, so some translation should be done in language files of this plug-in in the .../wp-content/plugins/trx_addons/languages directory. There is also a trx_addons.pot file in this directory.
    Generate the .po and .mo files according to your language. See the file names on the example below:
    trx_addons-pt_BR.po, trx_addons-pt_BR.mo.
    Make sure that the language of your files is the same as in your WordPress admin panel > Settings > General Settings section.

For more information on how to use Poedit, please check the following resources:

In this section you can find additional information regarding fonts, clipart, .PSD files used in this theme.

  • Fonts:

    1. "'Barlow', 'sans-serif'"; "'Lora', 'serif'";
    2. You can also check the theme-specific/theme.setup.php file for more detailed information on this matter.
    3. Please note! To manage fonts quantity available for upload edit 'max_load_fonts' => 5 variable in the theme-specific/theme.setup.php file.
    4. You can specify the type of icons (font icons/images/SVG) you want to use in the theme-specific/theme.setup.php file.
  • Clipart:

    1. Images were taken from and http://peopleimages.com/.
    2. IMPORTANT! Please be aware that all clipart images included in this theme are copyrighted to their respective owners and are not available for download with this theme. Clipart images can not be used without express permission from the owner and/or need to be purchased separately.
      Nevertheless, you can request the image IDs/references by contacting our support department.
  • PSD Files:

    IMPORTANT! Please note that we do not include theme related .PSD files into the theme package, because it might significantly increase the size of a downloadable archive. In case you need these files you can always request them by contacting our support department as well.

Thank you for purchasing our theme. We are happy that you are one of our customers.
If you come up with any theme-related questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, feel free to post them at our support forum at https://ancorathemes.ticksy.com. We will respond as soon as possible (within 24 – 48 hours, usually faster). We are open from 10am to 7pm (CET), from Monday till Friday.