1. General Information
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.
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:
- 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.
- You can install the theme on your test server for testing/development purposes (this installation should not be available to the public).
- You can modify or manipulate the theme, you can combine it with other works to create the End Product.
- The theme updates for the single End Product (website) are free.
What is not allowed:
- With a single regular license you are not allowed to create multiple websites. For multiple websites you will need multiple regular licenses.
- 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:
1.2 XD Files & Images
1.3 System Requirements
When selecting a hosting service, you should check to see that these server requirements are provided and installed on their web servers:
- PHP version 5.6 or greater
- MySQL version 5.6 or greater
- Recommended memory_limit is no less than 64M
- Upload_max_filesize should be no less than 20M
2. Help and Support
2.1 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.
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://support.webdgallery.com. We will always respond to tickets as soon as we can. Our office working hours are 9:00am - 9:00pm (GMT/UTC +6) Monday - Saturday
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. Please make sure you have looked at all the available resources before submitting a support request.
3. Getting Started
3.2 Install Theme
When you are ready to install a theme, you must first upload the theme to your WordPress directory. There are two ways you can install the theme:
- Using FTP: By using an FTP program of your choice you can upload the zipped folder to the /wp-content/themes/ folder on your server.
- Using WordPress: Navigate to Appearance > Themes > Install Themes. Go to upload and select the zipped theme folder and hit install now and the theme will be uploaded and installed.
Once you have uploaded the theme, you need to active it. To activate your new theme, go to Appearance > Themes and activate your chosen theme.
3.2.1 Install the required plugins
After you activated the theme, you will get notification says about what plugins you need to install.
Click on the “Begin installing plugins” link to begin the installation. Once you install the plugins, please return to the plugins list, and activate it. That’s it, you should be good to go.
3.3 Import Dummy Data
Import the dummy data for quick start using the theme. And now it's much easier. We have made an awesome function to import dummy data. You don't have to worry importing separated dummy data form different.xml file. And also, you don’t need any dummy data file for upload demo content.
We have made a cloud base system to upload dummy data at once. It will help you to import posts, pages, comments, menus, custom fields, categories, tags and also widgets.
It also helps you to set your homepage and blog pages. In default your homepage will be "Home" and blog page will be "Blog".
After installing the required plugins an automatic function will be started and present you a popup. You just need to follow these steps to finish uploading dummy content.
Follow these steps to upload dummy content:
4.1 Config the menu and front page
After importing the dummy data, your menu will be installed. And it will be set primary menu. But if you want to change your menu just follow the below option to change, edit or remove existing menus.
Go to “Appearance > Customize” page.
Go to “Menus > Menu location”, choose the menu for each menu location.
4.2 Change, Edit or Delete menus
Also, you can change menus from the dashboard.
From here you can re-arrange your menu position also you can add or edit current item. After finished what you need just click save menu button to finished update your changes.
4.3 Menu Scroll To Section
When creating content for your website, you’ll need to organize your content into sections. This is so you can reference each section in your menu. Your menu will serve as a way for quickly scroll to a section you'd like to view. For example, clicking the About menu item will automatically scroll the page to the About section.
Please read below for detailed instructions on how to set up a one page smooth scroll navigation menu.
- Navigate to the tab on your WordPress admin panel.
- Click the link. Give it a name, then click the button.
- In the left sidebar, expand the tab.
- In the field, enter your website home address and the section ID you’ve assigned to a section on your page. For example, if this menu item links to your About us section, then it would be . Please note that you have to enter it with a hashtag (#) in order to scroll to the section properly.
- Once you’ve added the Anchor Name ID to the “URL” field, enter a name for the field. This is simply the menu item’s text. For example, About us.
- When finished filling in those fields, click the button.
- Under the section, you’ll find all the menu items you’ve just created. Expand each menu item and edit it’s settings.
- Once you’re done creating your custom menu items, click “Save Menu”.
- You’re done. Refresh your page and check the results.
5 Building Pages
5.1 Adding New pages
To create a new page, navigate to Pages > Add New from your WordPress admin panel. In the text field near the top of the screen enter a title for your page.
After you have added a title, choose a layout from Layout Settings. You will find four kinds of layout in this theme and those are:
- Right Sidebar: This layout only for showing right sidebar on the page.
- Left Sidebar: This layout only for showing left sidebar on the page.
- Full Width: This layout is for showing content without sidebar but in the page fixed container width.
- 100% Width: This will allow you to add sections to your page that span across the whole width of the screen.
5.2 Page Options
In the bottom section of your screen, you will find local page options. Any settings that you define here will override the global settings set in Theme Options. And it will only work on this current page.
This option used for changing the header for this page. This theme offers 3 deferent kinds of header. You can change the header based on how you want to show on the current page.
5.2.2 Pre Header
Pre-header is a section where you can how your page title with a pre section under menu and add your custom title change color and also add a background image as you need.
5.3 Page Builder/King Composer
To start adding elements to your page, first, make sure that you are in the backend editor view. From there you will see two buttons in to top Left corner on the page. One is saying Live edit with KC Pro! and Edit with KingComposer. One for the First one is for live edit in frontend and other is for backend editor.
5.3.1 Backend Editor
If you choose Edit with KingComposer then it’s for backend editor. And it will present you with options for making your page. You can see in the top left corner there is a back button for Classic Mode if any change you want to go back to classic mode. And alongside the live edit button, you will find different options for saving your template if you want to use it in later in another page.
In the bottom of the page, you will see Elements button to add elements and along with the elements button, you will see column to add a column for different grid type design.
And also, on the right side, there are two buttons. One is used to get save template which you save previously. And the red button issued for getting the template from online.
In element, you will see a log of premade elements which you can use to make a theme. Also, we are giving you a premium license to use this page builder so you can also install different add one to add different elements.
You will find that in the extensions button in the right side of the element popup.
5.3.2 Frontend Editor
If you choose to use Live editor when you use the first time a popup will be open and it will show you how to use King Composer Live Editor.
And if any case you didn't see the popup you can just simply add the content as you added in the backend.
Also, there is some Video tutorial guide for helping you to understand and add content.
These four videos will help you to master the King Composer frontend builder.
Now we will discuss the creation of blog posts and all the available options for each post, setting up pages to display blog.
6.1 Blog Posts
To create a new blog post, go to Posts > Add New from your WordPress admin panel. First, you need to enter a title for your blog post in the text field near the top of the screen. Then choose a format for your blog post in the Format section on the right side of the screen.
Let's take a look at the available blog post formats:
- Standard - This is the default blog format. You can start adding content with Wordpress Gutenberg.
- Gallery - this format features an image gallery slider. In order for it to work, you need to add a gallery at the bottom of your page. A field named Post Format Gallery at the bottom section of the page, and here you can upload and add your gallery images.
- Video - a field named Post Format Gallery is in the bottom section of the page. Here you can enter your video links. You can link videos from YouTube, or alternatively, host your own videos. If you decide to self-host your video files, you need to upload the video files via the Media section, and then enter the path to your video files in the corresponding fields. We recommend uploading videos in MP4 format in order to ensure compatibility with all modern browsers.
6.2 Blog Pre Header
Pre-header is a section where you can how your page title with a pre section under menu and add your custom title change color and also add a background image as you need. And it’s same as page Pre Header you can just follow 3.2.2 Pre Header.
6.3 Categories, Tags and Featured Image Options
Now it's time to categorize this post:
Beneath the Format section, you will see a section named Categories. Here you can select the categories that you would like to add this post to. If you would like to create a new category, click on the + Add New Category link. A text field will appear in which you can enter a category name, and then click Add New Category.
Once you've selected the categories you would like to add your post to, click the Publish button. Congratulations, you've just published your first blog post!
Beneath the Categories section, you will see the Tags and Featured Image sections. Here you can add tags to your post, and set a featured image which will be displayed for this post on blog list pages.
Now that we have published our first blog post, let’s go over the available custom fields for blog posts.
7.1 Adding Portfolio
In this section, we will discuss the creation of portfolio items, as well as how to add portfolio lists to your website pages.
To create a new portfolio item: Navigate to Visual Portfolio > Portfolio Items from your WordPress admin panel. And for that, you will see add new in the top left side of the page.
From there add title then add a thumbnail to show the portfolio image then add categories to categories your post and publish when it's finished.
7.2 Changing layout
You can change the appearance of the portfolio. To change or add new layout go to Portfolio Layouts > Add New.
In the right side, you will see Name to give a name to layout in below you will see Shortcode to view this layout anywhere you want. And if you use KingComposer then you don’t have to copy the shortcode. You will find this shortcode automatically in there. After then you will find Layout.
From here you will change the layout of the viewing portfolio. You can also find filter, pagination, etc.
8. Theme Options
Now we will get a comprehensive overview of all the settings available in the Arvixe Theme Options section of your WordPress admin panel. The settings found here are applied globally and will affect all pages on your website. However, note that many of these options can be overridden locally by applying settings on individual pages or on shortcode elements.
8.1 General Settings
In this section, you will Find a basic option to change the basic contents of the website. From here you can change Favicon, Global Color, Preloader on/off and Breadcrumb on/off function.
This menu is used to control the element of the header. In the header, you will find a different option to change different global settings.
8.2.1 Header Settings
In here you will find the option to change site logo, header title and also header title color.
8.2.2 Global Header Layout
This section is used for changing the global header. In this theme, you will see 3 kinds of header you can use.
8.2.3 Pre Header
It's used to add pre-header globally. From here you can change the global pre-header background, On/Off title and also change the title color.
This is used for changing global page and post layout. You can choose any one of them. Also, you can individually change each page or post layout inside from them.
8.4 Blog Settings
Blog settings have the option to control all the archive page option. In Blog Settings you will see Blog Type from here you can determine which style of the archive you want. In here you will see two kinds of option. One is List and another one is Grid. In Grid, you can choose how many columns you want and do you want any sidebar or not.
And in below you will see excerpt option. In there you can set how many words you want to display in archive page.
In this theme, you will find automatically function to create and assign sidebar.
8.5.1 Create Sidebars
Creating sidebars is now much easier. You didn’t need to know any code. Just go to create sidebars menu and click add sidebar give it a name and it’s done.
8.5.2 Global Sidebar
From there you can assign which sidebar you what to show in which page.
If you didn't like the font or want to change it to something else you can do it easily. Just go to typography menu in theme options and on the function. In default, the typography is off. You can on it and change the value as you need. And it will over right all the fonts values and sizes in the site.
We have created an option to take a backup of your settings. Or you can create, export or download your backup. And if you need to upload it you can do it easily from import a backup.
In this section of the User Guide, we will discuss the available widgets and widget areas in the theme.
Widgets are easy to manage and can be incredibly useful to have on your site.
For Arvixe, we have developed custom widgets and widget areas in order to provide you with even more functionality. You also have the option of creating your own custom sidebars (Sidebar).