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 contact us. 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 some questions are posted on our website in "Common Questions" section. So, before submitting a new ticket, please try searching our website 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.

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.

Theme Requirements

To use this theme you must be running at least WordPress 5.0, PHP 5.6.20 or higher (for WooCommerce plug-in PHP 7.0+). 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 style.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.

There are 2 ways to install the theme:

  • via FTP:
    1. Log into your web server with FTP client software.
    2. Unzip the especio.zip file and ONLY use the extracted /especio theme folder.
    3. Upload the extracted especio 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 especio.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.

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.
Some of these plug-ins can also be installed from the WordPress.org repository.

  • Contact Form 7
  • Elegro Crypto Payment
  • Gutenberg (required, not included) - if you are using WordPress 4.9 or lower, please install this plug-in yourself from WordPress repository;
  • MailChimp for WordPress
  • Smash Balloon Instagram Feed (formerly Instagram Feed)
  • ThemeREX Addons (required)
  • ThemeREX Updater
  • TI WooCommerce Wishlist
  • WP GDPR Compliance
  • WooCommerce
  • YITH WooCommerce Compare

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, 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.

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 especio-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 installed all the required plug-ins, check the Plug-ins installation section for more information.

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.

Partial Import

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.

Full Import

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 full 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.

Some plug-ins increase the memory consumption. For example, BuddyPress and bbPress (not included into the theme's package) require additional 60-80Mb. If you are having trouble installing the demo data, deactivate massive plug-ins 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/especio 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.

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 the ThemeREX Updater plug-in
(for theme version 1.0.2 and above only!)

  1. Please make sure the ThemeREX Updater plug-in is installed and activated. This plug-in is provided with the theme.
  2. Navigate to Appearance > ThemeREX Updater and enter your purchase code to get the latest versions of bundled plug-ins and theme updates through the WordPress admin panel. To get the code, please navigate to your ThemeForest "Downloads" page and click on the theme download link. Check this guide for more details.
  3. We recommend you to check the "Create backups" option to allow the system create backups for plug-ins versions and the theme automatically.
  4. Proceed to WP Dashboard > Updates and check if any updates are available.
  5. Choose the options for an update (plug-in, theme, etc.) and click on Update button.
  6. You can restore the backups created by the system in WP Dashboard > Updates or in Appearance > ThemeREX Updater (if the "Create backups" option was checked before the update).

Update Option 2. 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 on the site.
    • Deactivate and delete the rest plug-in(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 3. 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" 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 and for mobile header), 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 logo. 1 - original size. Please note, that the maximum size of the logo depends on the actual size of the image. This option works if max height of the logo is set in em in "Logo" shortcode (TRX Addons Layouts group) in the corresponding header layout.

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. Locate the Logo shortcode (TRX Addons Layouts group) and click on top right conner of the logo area to edit the shortcode.
  4. Upload a new logo in the panel > General tab.

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

Sidebar-related settings

  • Sidebar position - moves sidebar to the right or left hand side of the page, or hides it.

    Additional options for "Left/Right" sidebar position:
    1. Sidebar position on mobile - select the position of the sidebar on mobile devices: above/below the content area or as a floating bar.
    2. 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 and bottom page. 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 default form (built using "Form" shortcode from "TRX Addons Blocks" group in the Gutenberg backend editor) and in registration form ("Layouts: Login Link" shortcode from "TRX Addons Layouts" group). 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.

PLEASE NOTE! In case you are planning to use default forms without consent checkboxes, just leave the "Text with Privacy Policy link" option empty!

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", "Burger", "Box", "Plain" 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 elements of custom header areas can be edited in Dashboard > Layouts tab, using user-friendly Gutenberg. Check the Layouts section for more information.

Available Pre-built Header Styles:

  1. Header Default
  2. Header Burger
  3. Header Box
  4. Header Plain

The header areas in "Default", "Burger", "Box" and "Plain" styles are created via the Global Customize settings (Appearance > Customize). You can also navigate to the .../wp-content/themes/especio/templates folder and edit the corresponding template file header-default.php, header-burger.php, header-box.php or header-plain.php.

The social icons inherit the links (URLs) to your social profiles specified in the Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > ThemeREX Addons > Socials tab.

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.

Widgets-related setting

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

Main Menu-related setting

This setting allows choosing menu position.

Header Background Image-related setting

This setting allows selecting a header background image.

Mobile header setting (for Default/Burger/Box/Plain styles)

Here you can specify additional information about your business, such as telephone number, open hours, etc. This information appears below the menu on the mobile header.

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", "Burger", "Box" and "Plain" styles are created via the Global Customize settings (Appearance > Customize). You can also navigate to the .../wp-content/themes/especio/templates folder and edit the corresponding template file header-default.php, header-burger.php, header-box.php or header-plain.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 custom 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 using the Logo shortcode (TRX Addons Layouts group) in the Gutenberg backend editor.
IMPORTANT! The logo specified in your custom header Layout overwrites the logo set in the Customizer.
There are 2 ways to add a mobile header:
  • For "Custom" header style: via header Layouts - navigate to Layouts (WP Dashboard) > All Layouts. Check the Layouts section of this documentation file for more information.
  • For pre-built "Default", "Burger", "Box" and "Plain" header styles: mobile header is already created. You can customize it via code.

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

Style-related settings

These settings allow choosing footer style: "Default" 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.

Available Custom Footer Layouts:

  1. Footer Default
  2. Footer Default Center
  3. Footer Extra

Please also see footer-related layouts section of this documentation file. All elements of custom footer layouts can be edited in Dashboard - Layouts tab. Check the Layouts section for more information.

Available Pre-built Footer Style:
In the example below the footer widgets set is not specified.

The footer area in "Default" style is created via the Global Customize settings (Appearance > Customize). You can also navigate to the .../wp-content/themes/especio/templates folder and edit the corresponding template file footer-default.php in any text editor.

Additional options for Default 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.
  • Copyright - enter the copyright message. Use the {Y} symbol 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.

Predefined Menu sets:

Within custom header & footer layouts, you can add menus using the Menu shortcode.

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 7 widget areas:

  • Header
  • Sidebar
  • Top of the page
  • Above the content
  • Below the content
  • Bottom of the page
  • 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 section.

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 section.

Footer widgets are available for managing in Appearance > Customize > Footer section. Footer widgets work for Default 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 Categories list: Shows the list of available categories.
  • ThemeREX Google map: Shows Google map with specified address. 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 Layouts: Displays already built custom layout from the Layouts (WP Dashboard) > All Layouts menu.
  • ThemeREX Recent News: Displays the most recent news.
  • ThemeREX Recent Posts: Inserts 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 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).
  • ThemeREX Yandex map: Shows Yandex map with specified address. Please make sure there is a valid API key in the "Yandex API key" field in the Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > ThemeREX Addons > API tab.

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), 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.

Header-related settings

These settings allow selecting header style and position. 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

  • 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 Appearance > Customize > General Settings panel.
  • Sidebar position on mobile - sets the position of the sidebar on mobile devices: above/below the content area or as a floating bar. This options is available for left/right/inherit sidebar position.
  • 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 and bottom page. 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.

Header-related settings

These settings allow selecting header style and position. 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

  • 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 Appearance > Customize > General Settings panel.
  • Sidebar position on mobile - sets the position of the sidebar on mobile devices: above/below the content area or as a floating bar. This options is available for left/right/inherit sidebar position.
  • 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.

Featured image and title

  • Hide featured image on the single post - If this option is unchecked, you can choose the position/alignment of the post header (post title and meta) and the way your featured image will be displayed ("Type of post thumbnail" option): above the content area and stretched to the whole page width (Fullwidth), above content in the area of limited screen width (Boxed) or at the top of content area (Default).

    The position of the featured image, post title and meta can be overridden by the settings of "Layouts: Title" and "Layouts: Featured" shortcodes in a custom header layout!

    Type of post thumbnail (featured image):

    Fullwidth (above content)

    Boxed (above content)

    Default (inside content)

    Post header position (post title and post meta):

    Under the post thumbnail (featured image)

    On the post thumbnail (featured image)

    Default

  • 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;

Related Posts setting

These settings allow you to select the quantity of related posts to show and the number of columns the section should be divided into (if "Show related posts" option is checked).

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.

The quantity of products displayed on shop page is inherited from the Appearance > Customize > WooCommerce > Product Catalog section. "Products per row" and "Rows per page" options work only if the "Shop style" (Appearance > Customize > WooCommerce > Theme-specific options) is set to "Grid".

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.

Content-related setting

Here you can specify the body style, thus set the width of the body content. For "Boxed" body style here you can upload the background image.

Header-related settings

These settings allow selecting header style, position and specifying its widgets. 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 on Shop List page and single product posts as well as their mobile versions.
"Expand content" option expands the content width when the sidebar is hidden.

Footer-related settings

These settings allow specifying footer style. For "Default" footer style 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.

Color Schemes setting

This setting is responsible for specifying the color scheme of the footer area on shop-related pages. The Inherit option inherits the value specified in the Appearance > Customize > Colors settings section.


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 or video tutorial 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.

Check this video tutorial for more information on how to customize color schemes.

The theme supports 2 color schemes - default (light) and dark.

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.

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.

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.

Gutenberg Page Builder-related tutorials

Usually, the page consists of Blocks, Paragraphs 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.

IMPORTANT! Please be aware that all Homepages use the "Blog Archive" type of output.

The theme comes with the following set of Homepages.

Home 1

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.

Theme Options settings (Homepage 1):

Home 2

This is how the second version looks like.

Theme Options settings (Homepage 2):

Home 3

This is how the third version looks like.

Theme Options settings (Homepage 3):

Home 4

This is how the fourth version looks like.

Theme Options settings (Homepage 4):

Custom CSS Classes

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

  • .copyright-text-size - sets the font size of the copyright text. Please see "Footer Default Center" or "Footer Extra" layouts for more information.
  • .copyright-info - stylizes the copyright text to place it inline with the menu. Please see "Footer Default" layout for more information.
  • .align-right-col - alligns the column with social icons right inside a content area in the "Footer Default" layout.
  • .scheme_dark - changes the color scheme to dark for the block inserted to the page using Content Area shortcode. Please see Homepage 1 for more information.
  • .style_bg - adds background color and image to the block inserted to the page using Content Area shortcode. Please see "Bottom Page Posts" layout for more information.
  • .style_bg_form - stylizes the mailchimp form for the content area. Please see Homepage 3/Homepage 4 for more information.

Introduction to Layouts

Layouts is a tool that lets you create custom headers, footers, and other website sections and is based on the Gutenberg Page Builder.

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

Your theme comes with a number of pre-built Layouts. If you've imported the full content, they will be available for you from the start. Otherwise, you would need to generate them in Theme Panel > ThemeREX Addons > Theme Specific > Create Layouts.

Creating Layouts

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

Layouts are built in a similar way you build regular pages with Gutenberg. The difference is that Layouts expand the default list of shortcodes by adding layout-specific shortcodes.

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. Blog - custom style or template to output the Blog Stream page or posts elements in Blogger shortcode, thus creating a blog stream page or page blocks with unique overall look. Use it in combination with Blog Item Part shortcode, that lets you insert any post parts (featured image, title, meta data, content, custom fields) to page in any combination and in any quantity.
  5. Custom - the standard layout fragment that can be added into a web page using a Gutenberg Layouts shortcode.

Custom Layouts can be especially useful when you need to use the same section in different places on your website. Instead of building it from scratch on every new page, you can save it as a custom Layout and insert using a Layouts shortcode.

In order to add a custom Layout to a web page:

  1. Click on "Add New Block" button in the left top conner of the page (Gutenberg panel). In the TRX Addons Layouts group choose the Layouts shortcode.
  2. Select the desired Layout from the dropdown list and set the shortcode's type to "Default".

Blog Layout is just a scheme showing the position of post elements like featured image, post title, meta data, excerpt, etc. Use Blog Item Part shortcode to output each element.

Creating a Mobile Header in Layouts

Layouts is a preferred way of creating a mobile header since it gives you flexibility and control over your elements. Creating a mobile header is similar to creating a standard header.

Layouts Shortcodes (TRX Addons Layouts group)

Layout-specific shortcodes are additional shortcodes available for editing/creating layouts only. They are especially useful for building headers and footers. You can find layout-specific shortcodes under the Layouts tab in the Gutenberg Back-end Editor.

Layouts

Displays one of the custom layouts available in WP Dashboard > Layouts post type. Please click here to view the list of available custom layouts.

Blog Item Part

Inserts any post parts (featured image, title, meta data, content, custom fields) to your custom page fragment. This shortcode outputs 1 post part at a time. If you want to create a post with unique structure, just use as many "Blog Item Part" shortcodes as you need and output post parts in any combination and in any quantity.

Cart

Displays a shopping cart icon (in case the WooCommerce plug-in is active). When clicked, the icon triggers a window with additional shopping details.

Container

Inserts a special container that allows embedding several shortcodes into 1 layout.

Should be used for headers only. Displays a featured image of the current post/page. Often used in combination with the Title and Breadcrumbs shortcode.

The shortcode has to contain at least one element, otherwise the featured image would be hidden.

Iconed text

Inserts an icon and two text lines. It is possible to add a URL to the icon.

Login link

Displays a login/logout link with an icon.

The text for the checkbox "I agree..." (registration form) is set in Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Text with 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.

PLEASE NOTE! In case you are planning to use registration form without consent checkbox, just leave the "Text with Privacy Policy link" option empty in the Appearance > Customize > General Settings section!

Inserts a logo (any image). In case there is no logo (both in layouts and in the Customizer), the theme displays the website title and description specified in Appearance > Customize > Logo & Site Identity.

Uploading Logo

The algorithm of our actions would be as follows:

  1. Select the Layout where you want to place the new logo by going to Layouts > All Layouts.
  2. Locate the Logo shortcode (TRX Addons Layouts group) and click on top right conner of the logo area to edit the shortcode.
  3. Upload a new logo in the Logo shortcode's Settings > General > Logo section and save the changes.

IMPORTANT! Logo is available for editing for each particular layout. If no logo is selected in the Logo shortcode, the initial logo from the Appearance > Customize > Logo & Site Identity will be used.

Menu

Displays one of available menus. Specify a preferred menu in the Menu field by its name, like on the screenshot below.

The Layout parameter allows selecting the Menu Layout:

  • Default - standard menu with links.
  • Burger - just a button that opens Mobile menu.

Direction of the menu items: Horizontal or Vertical.

Specify default behavior for a responsive menu in the General tab:

  • Mobile button - choose whether to replace the menu with a menu button when switching to the mobile version.
  • Add to the mobile menu - use this menu as a mobile menu only.
  • Hide on mobile devices - whether to hide or display this menu on mobile devices.

Single Post Meta

Displays specified post meta elements (categories, post date, author, counters, etc.) and counters (Views, Likes and Comments).

Title and Breadcrumbs

Displays a title and breadcrumbs of the currently opened page/post.

Widgets

Displays one of the available widget sets (sidebars). You can choose the number of widget columns. In case 0 is chosen, the number of columns equals to the number of widgets in the selected widget set.

Default Layouts

In this section you can find the examples of layouts that come with our theme. If you have imported the full demo content, they will be available for you from the start. Otherwise, you would need to generate them in Appearance > ThemeREX Addons > Theme Specific > Create Layouts. Feel free to create your own layouts.

You can view the list of available Layouts in Layouts (WP Dashboard) > All Layouts.

All layouts are divided into five types. For more information on how to add each type of layouts on the page, please view Creating Layouts section of this documentation file.

  1. Header Layouts - displays layouts in the header area.
  2. Footer Layouts - inserts layouts in the footer area.
  3. Submenu Layouts - displays submenu layouts. Thus, it is possible to create custom dropdown menu via Gutenberg without installing Uber Menu/Mega Menu plug-ins.
  4. Blog Layouts - outputs the custom page fragment that can be used as a basic building element for a post's page with unique overall look. Use it in combination with Blog Item Part shortcode, that lets you insert any post parts (featured image, title, meta data, content, custom fields) to your custom page fragment in any combination and in any quantity.
  5. Custom Layouts - pastes layouts in any area of the website, except header and footer.

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

Footer menu can be customized in Appearance > Menus > Edit Menus or Appearance > Customize > Menus.

In order to make the current year change automatically in the copyright area, just paste {Y} instead of the year.

To make Instagram shortcode function properly, please make sure there is a valid Instagram Access Token in the WP Dashboard > Instagram Feed > Configure tab.

Custom Layouts

  • Bottom Page Posts

    Additional custom CSS class .style_bg adds background color and image to the block inserted to the page using Content Area shortcode.

  • Top Page with posts and categories

    This layout is designed to be stretched to screen fullwidth, like it is done on Home 2.

  • Top Page with Slider

    This layout is designed to be stretched to screen fullwidth, like it is done on Home 1.

  • Top Page with Slider Extra

    This layout is designed to be stretched to screen fullwidth, like it is done on Home 3.

Shortcodes in WordPress let you add different kinds of functionality to your website without writing a single line of code.

Our theme comes with a number of custom shortcodes allowing you to add the information in a simple way. Moreover, you can use Gutenberg to add new elements to the page. Find the theme-related custom shortcodes under the following groups in the Gutenberg Back-end Editor:

TRX Addons Blocks group

Anchor

The Anchor shortcode inserts an anchor element that lets you link to specific parts of your page (or to other pages).

If you want to add smooth navigation between your anchors, check the Scroll to Anchor box in Theme Panel > ThemeREX Addons > Shortcodes > Anchor section.

Blogger

This shortcode displays category posts/pages/custom posts types. Just specify the post type to show the posts from in the Blogger settings panel > General > Post type field in the Gutenberg editor panel.

Example:

You can edit the post excerpt text by opening the corresponding blog post, and adjusting text in the Excerpt field.

Enable the Excerpt field in the Options panel in the top-right corner of the page.

The length (in words) of the post excerpt text is inherited from the global setting in Appearance > Customize > Blog > Posts Page > Posts Page Settings.

You can enable additional taxonomy attributes (text color, text hover color and icon) for definite groups/categories of posts/post types in Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > ThemeREX Addons > Extended Taxonomy tab. Then navigate to a particular category/group of posts/post types in WP Dashboard and set the required attributes.

Button

This shortcode displays buttons.

Example:

Content Area

This shortcode limits content width. Just set the necessary width ("Size" option) in the shortcode's options window.

The following parameters let page blocks overlap each other (General tab):

  • "Push block up"/"Pull next block up" options - move blocks by setting the negative margins, all nearby blocks shift accordingly.
  • "The X-axis shift"/"The Y-axis shift" options - change position of the selected block only, the rest blocks on the page remain unmoved.

In the example below we inserted the Button shortcode inside the content area with a limited width.

Example:

Form

This shortcode displays a contact form. The text for the checkbox "I agree..." is set in Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Text with 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.

PLEASE NOTE! In case you are planning to use default form without consent checkbox, just leave the "Text with Privacy Policy link" option empty in the Appearance > Customize > General Settings section!

Example:

Check the following directory .../wp-content/plugins/trx_addons/сomponents/shortcodes/form for the form-related files such as tpl.default.php, tpl.detailed.php and others. Each of these files is responsible for displaying the form in different styles. Choose the necessary file, open it with any text editor (for example Sublime or Atom), and modify the code according to your needs.

To translate the form fields edit .pot file in the following directory .../wp-content/plugins/trx_addons/languages/.... See the Theme Translation section for more information.

Google Map

This shortcode displays a Googlemap. Make sure there is a valid API key in the "Google API key" field in the Theme Panel > ThemeREX Addons > API tab.

Example:

Icons

This shortcode displays icon(s) or image(s) with title and description. You can expand the list of available icons by adding new ones from the fontello website. Watch this video guide for more information.

Example:

Price

This shortcode inserts a price table divided by blocks.

Example:

Promo

This shortcode inserts a promo block. It also allows you to use custom images, icons and apply different color schemes.

Example:

Socials

This shortcode displays social icons. You can specify the necessary links (URLs) to your social profiles in the Socials Item's settings under General tab.

If empty, the social icons will inherit the links (URLs) to your social profiles specified in the Theme Panel > ThemeREX Addons > Socials tab.

Example:

Table

This shortcode inserts a regular table.

Example:

Title

This shortcode inserts a regular title.

Example:

Yandex Map

This shortcode displays Yandex Map. Make sure there is a valid API key in the "Yandex API Key" field in the Theme Panel > ThemeREX Addons > API tab.

TRX Addons Widgets group

Widget: Audio Player

This shortcode inserts an Audio Player widget.

Example:

Widget: Banner

This shortcode displays banner images. You can select/upload the image, paste URL from the other site for the banner or use HTML/JS Code.

Example:

Widget: Calendar

This shortcode displays a calendar.

Example:

Widget: Categories List

This shortcode displays a list of categories/groups. By default, it inserts available post categories. You can choose the post type to show the categories/groups from in the Settings panel > General > Post type field.

Example:

In case you want to display thumbs with the titles, you should check "Image" or "Small Image" attribute options and enable these attributes for the needed category/group of posts/post types in Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > ThemeREX Addons > Extended Taxonomy tab. Then navigate to a particular category/group of posts/post types in WP Dashboard and upload the images.

This shortcode inserts popular posts. The titles for tabs can be managed in shortcode's settings panel General tab.

Example:

You can enable additional taxonomy attributes (text color, text hover color and icon) for definite categories of posts in Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > ThemeREX Addons > Extended Taxonomy tab. Then navigate to a particular post category in WP Dashboard > Posts > Categories and set the required attributes.

Widget: Recent News

This shortcode displays the most recent news.

Example:

You can enable additional taxonomy attributes (text color, text hover color and icon) for definite categories of posts in Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > ThemeREX Addons > Extended Taxonomy tab. Then navigate to a particular post category in WP Dashboard > Posts > Categories and set the required attributes.

Widget: Recent Posts

This shortcode displays the most recent posts. You can set additional options in shortcode's settings panel General tab.

Example:

You can enable additional taxonomy attributes (text color, text hover color and icon) for definite categories of posts in Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > ThemeREX Addons > Extended Taxonomy tab. Then navigate to a particular post category in WP Dashboard > Posts > Categories and set the required attributes.

Slider

This shortcode lets you insert Swiper Slider (Posts Slider). This slider allows you to display your posts, pages, or custom post types in a form of a slider.

Example (Swiper Slider):

Widget: Socials

This shortcode displays social icons to the social networks you are subscribed. Please specify the necessary links (URLs) to your social profiles in the Theme Panel > ThemeREX Addons > Socials tab. Works in a sidebar (as a widget) as well.

Example:

Widget: Video Player

This shortcode displays a video file.

Example:

TRX Addons Layouts group

Layouts

Displays one of the custom layouts available in WP Dashboard > Layouts post type. Please click here to view the list of available custom layouts.

Example (Default layout):

The rest shortcodes from this group are described in the Layouts Shortcodes section of this documentation file.

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, __style.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/Yandex API key (as well as analitics, remarketing-related information and marker & cluster icons) to make your map function properly. Follow the links for more information about Yandex Maps and how to properly obtain Google API key.

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. 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.

Extended Taxonomy

Here you can enable some extended taxonomy attributes for a particular group/category of posts/post types. You can output the image (small image) using the Categories List shortcode (Gutenberg page builder). The rest attributes can be displayed in a blog-stream or using the Blogger, Popular Posts, Recent Posts or Recent News shortcodes (Gutenberg page builder).

Navigate to a particular category/group of posts/post types in WP Dashboard and set the required attributes.

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 pre-built contact form that can be customized in Contact (WP Dashboard) > Contact Forms.

[contact-form-7 id="6" title="Contact form"]

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

For newly created forms you should add the consent checkboxes in ONE of the following ways:

  1. Use [acceptance acceptance-636]...[/acceptance] tag. Treat the code just as an example.
  2. Use the WP GDPR Compliance plug-in. Navigate to Tools (WP Dashboard) > WP GDPR Compliance, enable a GDPR form tag integration for a particular form and save the changes. You can specify and activate the Privacy Policy page in the Tools (WP Dashboard) > WP GDPR Compliance > Settings tab.

Elegro Crypto Payment

Elegro Gateway provides facilities for smooth, safe and instant cryptocurrency payments with automated exchange to EUR/USD or any other fiat currency at direct exchange rates. Payment processing fees are reasonable and calculated depending on business risk levels. Your customers can make purchases on any device and without any fees for elegro-inspired payments.
Check this link for more information.

Gutenberg Page Builder

PLEASE NOTE! This plug-in is not provided with the theme as it became a part of WordPress 5.0. In case you are using WordPress 4.9 or lower please install this plug-in yourself from WordPress repository.

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

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 > MC4WP > MailChimp tab.

[mc4wp_form id="135"]

Additional CSS class .style_bg_form stylizes the mailchimp form for the content area. Please see Homepage 3/Homepage 4 for more information.

Smash Balloon Instagram Feed (formerly Instagram Feed)

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

ThemeREX Updater

This is our self-made plug-in that allows you to update the main theme as well as the bundled plug-ins through the WordPress admin panel. ThemeREX Updater plug-in requires a valid purchase code that can be entered in the Appearance > ThemeREX Updater section. To get the code, please navigate to your ThemeForest "Downloads" page and click on the theme download link. Check this guide for more details. Once any plug-ins or theme updates are available for download, you will receive a corresponding notice in WP Dashboard > Updates. Please view the Theme Update chapter of this documentation file for more information.

TI WooCommerce Wishlist

This plug-in offers a chance to your web-site visitors to add the products they consider interesting to the wishlist and buy the products later. The customers can share such wishlists through social networks. Sharing the wishlists will bring you new potential customers and enhance the sales. You can also use a shortcode for “Add to wishlist” button and place it anywhere on the page.

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

  1. Official plug-in documentation
  2. WordPress plug-in page

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 WooCommerce - this application gives you full control over your shop.

WP GDPR Compliance

The WP GDPR Compliance plug-in allows you to make your website GDPR-compliant. It currently supports Contact Form 7 (>= 4.6), Gravity Forms (>= 1.9), WooCommerce (>= 2.5.0) and WordPress Comments.

Using the WP GDPR Compliance plug-in does NOT guarantee complete compliance to General Data Protection Regulation.

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

  1. Official WordPress page.
  2. Official plug-in's page.

IMPORTANT! According to General Data Protection Regulation, you need to make your forms compliant. Some prebuilt forms, that come with this theme, already have the corresponding "I agree..." checkboxes. For newly created forms, navigate to Tools (WP Dashboard) > WP GDPR Compliance, enable a GDPR form tag integration for a particular form and save the changes. You can specify and activate the Privacy Policy page in the Tools (WP Dashboard) > WP GDPR Compliance > Settings tab.

YITH WooCommerce Compare

YITH WooCommerce Compare plug-in allows your customers to compare the products of your store. The selected products are saved in a table where the user can see the difference between the products. The compare table is customizable. Each product feature can be set with the woocommerce attributes in the product configuration.

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

  1. Official plug-in's documentation
  2. WordPress plug-in's page

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. "'Roboto', 'sans-serif'"; "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Playfair Display', '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 http://www.depositphotos.com/ and https://unsplash.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 contact us. 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.

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