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.

Attention! For "Default Gutenberg" Skin please view this documentation file.

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/development server for testing/development purposes (this installation should not be available to the public).
    As soon as the project is ready for moving to another domain (create the backup to be on the safe side), please disconnect the license and activate the theme on another domain.
    Development installation will still be functional except for importing/exporting demo data.
  3. You can have ONE active theme installation at a time. You can move the license to a different domain by "disconnecting the license" from the active theme installation and then re-entering the purchase key/token on a different WordPress installation.
    For Envato Elements, if you want to activate another theme or install the same theme on a new domain, please generate a new token (1 token = 1 domain).
    The number of theme activations (with ONE purchase key or ONE Envato Elements token) is LIMITED!
  4. You can modify or manipulate the theme, you can combine it with other works to create the End Product.
  5. 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:

XD Files & Images

IMPORTANT! We do not include theme-related .XD 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 .XD 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 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. Our website has its own inner search and also has been indexed by Google, so if you can not find your answer with our website search, it is worth typing it into Google too. Please make sure you have looked at all the available resources before submitting a support request.

Third-party Extensions

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

Articles & Video Tutorials

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

The most popular video tutorials based on Kicker theme:

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 Booked and WooCommerce plug-ins 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, documentation and bundled plug-ins.

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.

PLEASE NOTE!Kicker archive contains 53 themes (skins) in one package that differ in design only.

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.

Below you can find a video tutorial on how to install the theme.


There are 2 ways to install the theme:

  • via FTP:
    1. Log into your web server with FTP client software.
    2. Unzip the kicker.zip file and ONLY use the extracted /kicker theme folder.
    3. Upload the extracted kicker 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 kicker.zip folder and click Install Now button.
    4. After the successful installation, click on Activate or navigate to the Appearance > Themes and click on Activate button to activate the newly installed theme.
    5. Install and activate ThemeREX Addons plug-in.
    6. Enter your Purchase Code or Envato Elements Token and some personal information. Theme activation allows you to get access to plug-ins, demo content, support and updates.

      To get the purchase code, please navigate to your ThemeForest "Downloads" page and click on the theme download link. Check this guide for more details.

      In case you have downloaded the theme from Envato Elements, please view our guide to find out how to generate Envato Elements token. IMPORTANT! The number of theme activations (with purchase code/Envato Elements token) is LIMITED! For Envato Elements, if you want to activate another theme, please generate a new token (1 token = 1 domain). Anyway, you are allowed to activate your theme locally or on the dev server and then move the theme to the main domain. Please feel free to contact our support department if any issues arise.
    7. Kicker archive contains 53 themes (skins) in one package that differ in design only. In "Theme Panel > Theme Dashboard > Skins" section select the skin, download it and click on the "Activate" button. Depending on the skin selected, the list of plug-ins and demo data may vary.

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 strongly recommend activating a child theme before demo data installation. Please see the Child Theme section for more information.

The theme license allows you to install the theme on ONE domain only! In order to connect the license to a different domain, first click "Disconnect domain" (Theme Panel > Theme Dashboard > General) and then re-enter the purchase key/token on a different WordPress installation. For Envato Elements, if you want to activate another theme or install the same theme on a new domain, please generate a new token (1 token = 1 domain). If you have any questions, please contact our support department.

Attention! Before any manipulations that will require re-entering the purchase key/Elements token even on the same domain (e.g: WordPress reinstallation or cleaning the database), please FIRST disconnect the domain!

Plug-ins Installation

Below is the list of the plug-ins that come included into the theme (Default skin).
Some of these plug-ins can also be installed from the WordPress.org repository.

  • AMP for WP – Accelerated Mobile Pages
  • Advanced Popups
  • Contact Form 7
  • Cryptocurrency Widgets – Price Ticker & Coins List
  • Easy Forms for MailChimp
  • Elegro Crypto Payment
  • Elementor (required)
  • GDPR Compliance for MailChimp
  • GDPR Cookie Consent
  • Kadence Blocks (free version)
  • Limit Modified Date
  • Powerkit
  • ThemeREX Addons (required)
  • ThemeREX Pop-Up
  • ThemeREX Updater
  • WooCommerce
  • WooCommerce Advanced Product Labels (free version)
  • WP GDPR Compliance

IMPORTANT! Please be aware that we do not include the Backstage plug-in into the theme's package. It is for demonstration purposes only.

Our theme is compatible with Social Login (Discord, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn) – WordPress plug-in, though it is not included into the theme's package. You can install it yourself if needed.

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.

PLEASE NOTE! The list of plug-ins may vary depending on the Skin chosen!

Default Skin as well as Adventure, Affiliate, Architecture, Art, Baby, Business, Cars, Comics, Craft, Creative, Cuisine, Cyber, Dark, Design News, Education, Entertainment, Fashion, Fitness, Food, Freebies, Gadgets, Game Portal, Gaming, Glamour, Healthcare, Hunting & Fishing, Illustration, Lifehacking, Lifestyle, LGBTQ, Men's Style, Military, Minimalist, Monochrome, Movies, Music, News, Nutrition, Outdoors, Plants, Politics, Reviews, Science, Sport, Tech, Travel Blog, Vintage, Viral, Women's, Yoga Skins Cryptocurrency Skin Default Gutenberg Skin

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

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

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, Elementor) and disable the rest. Otherwise, it may significantly increase the memory consumption, which might lead to unwanted issues.

PLEASE NOTE! The installation and activation of bundled plug-ins run automatically. Anyway, if you have any issues, please extract plugins.zip archive (from the theme package) and proceed with the plug-ins installation manually.

Gutenberg Compatibility

Our theme is compatible with Gutenberg page builder. You can create new pages using this editor, though you can still use pre-built custom header and footer layouts.

All existing demo pages and layouts are built through Elementor Page Builder and should be customized via Elementor ONLY.

PLEASE NOTE! It is possible to switch between the page builders. Please use One page builder for creating/customizing One particular page/post/layout.

Child Theme

If you want to make changes to the theme's files and functions, we strongly 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 kicker-child.zip file in the theme package and upload it via the WordPress admin panel. Alternatively, you can unzip it and upload via FTP (see main theme installation chapter).

Using a Child Theme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Demo Content

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

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

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

To generate Envato Elements token, follow the link from your WP admin panel. Please view this guide for more information.

IMPORTANT! Our theme supports RTL text direction (compatibility, without rtl-demo content)! Please FIRST choose the correct language in your WordPress settings (Dashboard > Settings > General > Site Language), then proceed with the demo data installation.

Our theme contains rtl styles. The page content should be manually adjusted for RTL text-direction using Elementor settings (e.g. changing the alignment of icons, etc).

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.

Import separate pages means that you receive the page structured like on our demo, just widgets set that requires further customization: you should replace demo categories/post ids with your own ones.

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.

Once the full import is completed, navigate to Easy Forms (WP Dashboard) > Settings and connect your site to your MailChimp account with a MailChimp API key.

Attention! The Easy Forms for MailChimp plug-in binds all forms to one MailChimp account, so changing MailChimp API key may damage the forms and make them not customizable. The plug-in DOES NOT allow importing forms from one MailChimp account to another, that is why we can not provide you with demo forms. You should create the forms yourself and connect them with page elements following our instructions.

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 and you see "Error load data from the file ... " error message, you can manually install it by downloading the skin_name.zip archive with demo data from our server for each skin separately. The archive should be unzipped. Then create demo/ folder in wp-content/themes/kicker directory and copy /skin_name folder to wp-content/themes/kicker/demo.

Treat the screenshot below as an example only. The list of folders inside a theme package may vary.

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 80M.
  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 a 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

  1. Please make sure the ThemeREX Updater plug-in is installed and activated. This plug-in is provided with the theme.
  2. Optional! If you have activated your theme copy (entered the purchase code or Envato Elements token in the Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > Theme Dashboard > General tab) you can omit this step.
    Otherwise, 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.
    Please note, this section requires a purchase code ONLY! Envato Elements token will not work here!
  3. We recommend you to check the "Create backups" option (Appearance > ThemeREX Updater tab) 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.

PLEASE NOTE! The settings described below are for Default Skin.

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 "Use Site Name as Logo" option is enabled) 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 and "Use Site Name as Logo" option is enabled.

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

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

Site Icon (Favicon)

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

Logo-related settings

These settings allow managing your logo images (main, for mobile header and mobile menu), as well as their Retina versions (if "Allow retina display logo" option is checked). As a rule, the retina logo should be twice as big as the regular logo in order to be displayed properly.
Here you can also zoom the 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 Elementor "Layouts: Logo" widget.

"Use Site Name as Logo" option displays the site title and tagline as a text logo if no image is selected.

Uploading Logo via Layouts

The logo uploaded in the Customizer can be overwritten by the logo image selected in the 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 this header layout.
  3. Locate the Elementor Layouts: Logo widget (ThemeREX Addons Layouts group) and click on the Edit button.
  4. Upload a new logo in the panel > Content tab and save the changes.

General

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

Layout settings:

Here you can choose the body style, page margins, 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.
  • Fullscreen - the page's body occupies an entire screen width.

Navigation settings

These settings allow adding additional elements to the Mobile Menu.

  • Search field in the Mobile menu - adds a search field to the bottom of the Mobile menu.
  • Social icons in the Mobile menu - adds social icons to the bottom of the Mobile menu. The social icons inherit the links (URLs) to your social profiles specified in the Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > ThemeREX Addons > Socials tab.

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 style - choose whether to use the default sidebar or custom sidebar layout (available only if the ThemeREX Addons is activated).

      For "Default" sidebar style:
      • Sidebar widgets - specify which widget set to show in the sidebar area. The widgets are available in Appearance (WP Dashboard) > Widgets.
      For "Custom" sidebar style:
      • Select custom layout - select already built sidebar layout. You can create new sidebar layouts or customize the existing ones in the Dashboard > Layouts tab, using a user-friendly Elementor. Check the Layouts section for more information.
  • Sidebar width - specify the width of the sidebar (in pixels).
  • Sidebar gap - specify the gap between content and sidebar (in pixels).
  • Content width - choose the content width if the sidebar is hidden.

Design & Effects-related setting

Here you can select a border radius for the form fields.

Miscellaneous setting

This setting is responsible for specifying SEO-related parameters.

Text with Privacy Policy link

Specify the text for the checkbox in a registration form ("Layouts: Login Link" widget). 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. If you do not want to display "For further details on handling user data, see our Privacy Policy" text, just leave this setting empty.

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" 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).

Available Custom Header Layouts:

  1. Header – Single Post Sticky menu
  2. Header – Style 1 Sticky menu
  3. Header – Style 2 (with smaller side paddings, "Default" columns gap is used)
  4. Header – Style 3
  5. Header – Style 4
  6. Header – Style 5
  7. Header – Style 6
  8. Header – Style 7
  9.  Header – Style 8
  10.  Header – Style 9
  11.  Header – Style 10 (without bottom delimiter)
  12.  Header – Style 11 (with smaller side paddings, "Extended" columns gap is used)

Please also see header-related layouts section of this documentation file. All elements of pre-built custom header areas can be edited in the Dashboard > Layouts tab, using a user-friendly Elementor. Check the Layouts section and this video tutorial for more information.

To avoid "Sticky Menu" behavior select "Don't fix" option in the Edit Section > panel > Custom Layout > Fix this row when scroll (for the section with the menu element). Check also the Layouts description.

Available Default Header Style:

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

Header Position

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

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

Header Background Image-related settings

These settings allow selecting a header background image or background video as well as choosing whether to override the header image with the post's/page's featured image or not.

Mobile header settings (for Default Header style)

Here you can enable the mobile header. It lets you show/hide such elements as logo, search form, login link, and shopping cart. You can also use the Additional Info section, a text block where you can add information about your business, such as telephone number, open hours, etc.

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" header style is created via the Global Customize settings (Appearance > Customize). You can also navigate to the .../wp-content/themes/kicker/skins/skin_name/templates/ folder and edit the corresponding template file header-default.php.

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

However, you can specify the logo in your header Layout using the Elementor Layouts: Logo widget (ThemeREX Addons Layouts group). IMPORTANT! The logo specified in your header Layout overwrites the logo set in the Customizer.
A sticky header is a type of header that stays at the top of your page while scrolling. You can enable or disable the sticky header behavior by following these steps:
  1. Open the header Layout you are currently using in Layouts > All Layouts.
  2. Locate the section that contains the menu element (or any other section that should have the sticky behavior) and click on the Edit section button:
  3. Go to the panel > Custom Layout > Fix this row when scroll, choose the needed option from the drop-down list (depending on whether you want to enable or disable the sticky menu).
  4. Save the changes.
There are 2 ways to add a mobile header:
  • via header Layouts - navigate to Layouts (WP Dashboard) > All Layouts; Please see elementor video tutorial or article.
    We recommend you to create separate custom header layout for mobile devices and specify it in the Appearance > Customize > Mobile section. This will increase the load speed of your website on mobile devices.
  • in the Customizer - enable it in the Mobile Header section in Appearance > Customize > Header (works for Default Header style only!).

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

Style-related settings

These settings allow choosing a footer style: "Default" or "Custom". Please note that custom footer layouts are available only if the ThemeREX Addons plug-in is activated.

Available Custom Footer Layouts:

  1. Footer – Style 1
  2. Footer – Style 2
  3. Footer – Style 3
  4. Footer – Style 4
  5. Footer – Style 5
  6. Footer – Style 6
  7. Footer – Style 7
  8. Footer – Style 8
  9. Footer – Style 9
  10.  Footer – Style 10 (The "Related Products" section is visible on single products only!)
  11.  Footer – Style 11

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

Available Default Footer Style (without footer widgets):

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

Additional options for Default Footer style:

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

Mobile

In case you care about the page speed optimization and want your website to load faster on mobile devices, this section is just for you. The settings of this group allow you to set separate header and footer layouts as well as specify a sidebar to be displayed on mobile devices only.

We recommend you to create alternative custom header and footer layouts for mobile devices (without any hidden elements for other screen resolutions), as these hidden elements still take time while loading your website.

Header-related settings

These settings allow selecting header style and position. For custom header style you can specify the header layout, that is available for customizing in WP Dashboard > Layouts.

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

  • Inherit - the value is inherited from the Appearance > Customize > Header section.
  • Default - 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.

Footer-related settings

These settings allow selecting a footer style. The Inherit option inherits the value specified in the Appearance > Customize > Footer section. For "Default" footer style you can also specify widgets sets and columns quantity. For "Custom" footer style "Select custom layout" option is available. You can manage these footer layouts in the WP Dashboard > Layouts tab.

Menus

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

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

Below are predefined Menu locations:

  • Main Menu - displays the main menu.
  • Mobile Menu - displays the menu on mobile devices.
  • Footer Menu - displays the menu in the footer area.
  • AMP Menu - displays the menu on mobile devices. This menu location requires the MP for WP – Accelerated Mobile Pages plug-in to be active.
  • AMP Footer Menu - displays the menu in the footer area on mobile devices. This menu location requires the MP for WP – Accelerated Mobile Pages plug-in to be active.

Predefined Menu sets:

Within custom header & footer layouts, you can add menus using the Elementor Layouts: Menu widget.

We have added the following custom CSS class to make the menu look like on our demo:

  • .submenu_with_blogger_left_filters - adds grey background gradient behind the filters tabs (for Main Menu, Wide Main Menu).

You can enable or disable the CSS Classes option in the Screen Options in the top right corner of the WordPress admin.

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.

IMPORTANT! You can easily restore the Classic Widgets Editor by enabling the "Disable new Widgets Block Editor" option in Theme Panel > ThemeREX Addons > General.

By default our theme supports 2 widget areas:

  • Sidebar
  • 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 > Content/Footer).

IMPORTANT! The Sidebar/Footer widgets are available for "Default" sidebar/footer styles ONLY!
In order to manage custom sidebar or custom footer styles, proceed to Dashboard > Layouts tab and update the corresponding sidebar/footer layout.

Widget Sets Assignment for the Whole Site

Body widgets (for sidebar) are accessible in Appearance > Customize > General section.
The sidebar widgets work for Default Sidebar Style only! Otherwise, navigate to the WP Dashboard > Layouts tab to manage the sidebar layout.

Footer widgets are available for managing in Appearance > Customize > Footer section. The footer widgets work for Default Footer Style only! Otherwise, you need to customize the corresponding footer Layout in WP Dashboard > Layouts.

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/blocks.

  • Add a Widget (for classic widgets editor) or Add a Block (for new widgets editor): just click on "Add a Widget/Block" button to see the available widgets, then choose the one you want to use: Click on the block itself to open its settings (for new widgets editor):
  • 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/blocks in the sidebar, save your changes.

See the example of how the Sidebar Widgets Set may look like ("Default" sidebar style):

Custom Widgets

Moreover, our theme provides a few Custom Widgets that are available in Appearance > Widgets section (for New Widgets Editor - under "Widgets" group).

  • ThemeREX About Me: Displays a photo and description of the website's owner or any other person. If you leave the options empty they will inherit data from the following options on the admin's profile page: "Profile Picture" (for photo), "Username" (for name) and "Biographical Info" (for description). You can hide any option by inserting # sign in the corresponding field in the widget's settings.
  • ThemeREX Audio Player: Shows an audio player to play an audio file uploaded locally (from your Media library) or an external one (through embed html code). The system ignores the "Audio caption" and "Author name" options, if the embed code is used.
  • ThemeREX Banner: Displays a regular banner image linked or not as well as any object inserted using html code (banner, iFrame for video, audio, etc.).
  • ThemeREX Blogger: Shows posts, pages or custom post types from a specified category or group. By default, the widget outputs single posts.
    You can create additional layouts to output the posts in WP Dashboard > Layouts using Blog layout's type (Item Options section). Please see Creating Layouts section of this documentation file for more information.
  • ThemeREX Categories list: Shows a list of post or products categories/tags/formats, layouts groups. By default, it inserts post categories. In this case the images are inherited from Posts (WP Dashboard) > Categories > single category (if this function is available for a particular theme).
  • ThemeREX Instagram Feed: Shows the latest photos from your Instagram account or demo photos in a form of a feed on your WordPress website. You can connect to your Instagram account in the Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > ThemeREX Addons > API section (you need a valid Instagram Access Token).
    Demo mode means that the images will be taken from your demo folder (/wp-content/uploads/).
    Alternatively, you can use photos from Instagram without connecting to your account: by using a hashtag #... or by specifying an Instagram username (WITHOUT a hash symbol).
  • ThemeREX Layouts: Displays already built custom layout from the Layouts (WP Dashboard) > All Layouts menu.
  • ThemeREX Posts by Rating: Displays the most rated posts with images and post meta.
  • ThemeREX Product Filters: Displays advanced search form for products. This widget requires the WooCommerce plug-in to be active. Please note, that the widget in "Inline" style works on all pages. The rest available styles work on shop list page only!
  • ThemeREX Recent News: Displays the most recent news.
  • ThemeREX Recent Posts: Displays the most recent posts.
  • ThemeREX Slider: Displays the slides via Posts (Swiper) Slider.
  • ThemeREX Socials: Shows the links to social network profiles. The social icons inherit the links (URLs) to your social profiles specified in the Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > ThemeREX Addons > Socials tab.
  • ThemeREX Twitter: Shows latest tweets from Twitter account.
  • ThemeREX Video List: Shows a video list with videos from posts of "Video" post format type. A url or embed code for the video should be specified in the single post's settings, Item Options > Video > Video List section.
  • ThemeREX Video Player: Displays a video player. The widget supports direct links from Youtube, Vimeo or locally downloaded video files. You can also insert a video through html code from any video hosting platform.
  • ThemeREX WooCommerce Title: Displays a page title, breadcrumbs and a description of a products category on shop-related pages (shop list pages and single products). This widget works if a header layout does NOT contain the page title and breadcrumbs. The description inherits content from the back-end settings of a definite products category. The description becomes visible on product category pages ONLY! This widget requires the WooCommerce plug-in to be active.

PLEASE NOTE! Please be aware that this theme does not provide any examples of custom sidebar layouts. Feel free to create your own ones, using a user-friendly Elementor. Check the Layouts section for more information.

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.

Blog

These settings are responsible for customizing blog-related pages.

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 the style to output blog posts.
    You can create additional layouts to output the posts in WP Dashboard > Layouts using Blog layout's type (Item Options section). Please see Creating Layouts section of this documentation file for more information.
  • Excerpt length - regulates the length of the post excerpt (in words) (for "Standard" blog style). 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.
  • Post animation - 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.
  • Disable animation on mobile - disable any posts animation and hover-animation for metadata in custom layouts that are viewed on mobile devices.
  • Open video in the popup on a blog archive - open the video from posts in the popup window (if plug-in "ThemeREX Addons" is installed) or play the video instead the cover image on a blog stream page.

Header-related settings

These settings allow selecting header style and position. For custom header style you can specify the header layout, that are available for managing in WP Dashboard > Layouts.

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 panel.

    Additional options for "Left/Right" sidebar position:
    1. Sidebar style - choose whether to use the default sidebar or custom sidebar layout (available only if the ThemeREX Addons is activated).

      For "Default" sidebar style:
      • Sidebar widgets - specify which widget set to show in the sidebar area. The widgets are available in Appearance (WP Dashboard) > Widgets.
      For "Custom" sidebar style:
      • Select custom layout - select already built sidebar layout. You can create new sidebar layouts or customize the existing ones in the Dashboard > Layouts tab, using a user-friendly Elementor. Check the Layouts section for more information.
  • Content width - choose the content width if the sidebar is hidden.

Advanced settings

  • Image placeholder - if a post has no featured image, this image will be used instead.
  • Post meta - choose which post meta elements to display. Views and Likes are available only if the ThemeREX Addons plug-in is active.
  • 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.
  • Use "Blog Archive" page settings on the post list - if checked, this option allows all posts (post lists) from subcategories inherit page settings from its parent category and not the general ones.

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 > Category/Tag/Author/Search

Here you can set the overall view of single category/tag/author/search posts page.

Category/Tag/Author/Search posts page settings

  • Blog style - choose the style to output single category/tag/author/search posts.
    You can create additional layouts to output the category/tag/author/search posts in WP Dashboard > Layouts using Blog layout's type (Item Options section). Please see Creating Layouts section of this documentation file for more information.
  • Excerpt length - regulates the length of the post excerpt (in words) (for "Standard" blog style). If the post excerpt is explicitly specified - it appears unchanged.
  • Post meta - enable/disable the additional post information, such as date, author, comments, etc. You can also change their order by dragging and dropping.
  • Pagination style - select between page numbers, older/newest posts links, load more button, or infinite scroll.
  • Post animation - 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, that are available for managing in WP Dashboard > Layouts.

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 > Blog > Posts page panel.

    Additional options for "Left/Right" sidebar position:
    1. Sidebar style - choose whether to use the default sidebar or custom sidebar layout (available only if the ThemeREX Addons is activated).

      For "Default" sidebar style:
      • Sidebar widgets - specify which widget set to show in the sidebar area. The widgets are available in Appearance (WP Dashboard) > Widgets.
      For "Custom" sidebar style:
      • Select custom layout - select already built sidebar layout. You can create new sidebar layouts or customize the existing ones in the Dashboard > Layouts tab, using a user-friendly Elementor. Check the Layouts section for more information.
  • Content width - choose the content width if the sidebar is hidden.

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, that is available for customizing in WP Dashboard > Layouts.

Footer-related settings

These settings are responsible for selecting footer style. For "Custom" footer style "Select custom layout" option is available. You can manage these footer layouts in the WP Dashboard > Layouts tab.

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 > Blog > Posts page panel.

    Additional options for "Left/Right" sidebar position:
    1. Sidebar style - choose whether to use the default sidebar or custom sidebar layout (available only if the ThemeREX Addons is activated).

      For "Default" sidebar style:
      • Sidebar widgets - specify which widget set to show in the sidebar area. The widgets are available in Appearance (WP Dashboard) > Widgets.
      For "Custom" sidebar style:
      • Select custom layout - select already built sidebar layout. You can create new sidebar layouts or customize the existing ones in the Dashboard > Layouts tab, using a user-friendly Elementor. Check the Layouts section for more information.
  • Content width - choose the content width if the sidebar is hidden.
  • Post's additional content - specify info to be displayed at the left side of a post. This option is available only if the sidebar is hidden and the width of the content is narrow.
    <h5>Newsletter</h5>
    <p><i>Sed ut perspiciatis unde.</i></p>
    <a href="#" id="our_newsletter" class="sc_button sc_button_default sc_button_size_normal sc_button_with_icon sc_button_icon_left color_style_link3 hover_style_link3"><span class="sc_button_icon"><span class="icon-plain"></span></span><span class="sc_button_text"><span class="sc_button_title">Subscribe</span></span></a>
    By default, the button opens a popup window with a subscription form. The popup requires the Advanced Popups plug-in to be active. You can manage the popup in WP Dashboard > Settings > Popups tab > "Our Newsletter" popup. The subscription form is created using the Easy Forms for MailChimp plug-in.

Featured image and title

  • Single style - choose the style to output the featured image and the title on a single post;

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

  • 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.
  • Share links position - specify the position of social media sharing buttons on single posts (top/left/bottom); In order to output the social links in the "Top position" (above the content area), please make sure the social links are enabled in the post meta section (Appearance > Customize > Blog > Single Posts).
  • Show author info - show/hide the author bio section;
  • Show comments button - enables comments button;

    • Comments block - specify the initial state of the comments block: fully displayed or hidden under a button;

Related Posts settings

Here you can enable related posts on a single post's page ("Show related posts" option).

  • Related posts style - select the related posts style;
  • Related posts position - specify the position to display the related posts;
  • Related posts - select the quantity of related posts to show;
  • Related columns - set the number of columns the section should be divided into (from 1 to 4);
  • Use slider layout - enable this option to display related posts in a form of a slider if the related posts count is more than columns count.

    • Slider controls - enable the arrows in the slider and choose their position.
    • Space between slides - specify the space between the slides in pixels.

Posts navigation

This option enables/disables posts navigation on a single post's page. The following styles of the post's navigation are available:

  • None - without navigation;
  • Prev/Next links - displays thumbs and links for prev/next posts below the post's content. "Fixed posts navigation" fixes the Prev/Next links to the sides of the screen below the post's content.
  • Autoload next post - inserts the next posts inside the content area of a viewed post, just under the content of the viewed post itself. Here you can specify whether to load only the content or full post as well as show or hide author bio/related posts/comments of next posts.

Shop

Here you can manage an overall look and behavior of shop-related pages (works only if the WooCommerce plug-in is installed).

Header-related settings

These settings allow selecting header style, position, specifying its widgets and choosing whether to override the header image with the post's featured image or not. For custom header style you can specify the header layout, that is available for customizing in WP Dashboard > Layouts.

Product List setting

This setting allows specifying the products animation on a shop list page.

Sidebar-related settings

These settings are responsible for specifying sidebar style and the position of the sidebar area on Shop List page and single product posts.

  • 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 style - choose whether to use the default sidebar or custom sidebar layout (available only if the ThemeREX Addons is activated).

      For "Default" sidebar style:
      • Sidebar widgets - specify which widget set to show in the sidebar area. The widgets are available in Appearance (WP Dashboard) > Widgets.
      For "Custom" sidebar style:
      • Select custom layout - select already built sidebar layout. You can create new sidebar layouts or customize the existing ones in the Dashboard > Layouts tab, using a user-friendly Elementor. Check the Layouts section for more information.
  • Content width - select the content width if the sidebar is hidden.

Single Product settings

These settings are responsible for arranging a proper output of related products on a single product page.

PLEASE NOTE! By default, the related products section (without a subtitle) is hidden globally for single products. The related products section (with a subtitle) on demo single products is a part of custom footer layout and should be customized in the WP Dashboard > Layouts tab.

Footer-related settings

These settings allow specifying footer style. For "Default" footer style specify widgets sets and widgets' columns quantity as well as choosing whether to expand the footer for the whole width of the page ("Footer fullwidth" option). For "Custom" footer style "Select custom layout" option is available. You can manage these footer layouts in the WP Dashboard > Layouts tab.


This is how the default Shop page looks like with current settings.

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.

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.

Font Presets (for "Default", "Default Gutenberg" and "LGBTQ" Skins ONLY!)

Font presets are predefined combination of font settings for main theme elements. Just select the font preset and save the changes. New settings will be applied automatically.

The theme contains the following font presets:

  • Default: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Karla', 'sans-serif'"; (Google fonts)
  • Dm Sans: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'DM Sans', 'sans-serif'"; (Google fonts)
  • Roboto: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Roboto', 'sans-serif'"; (Google fonts)
  • Barlow: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Barlow', 'sans-serif'"; (Google fonts)
  • Montserrat: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Montserrat', 'sans-serif'"; (Google fonts)
  • Poppins: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Poppins', 'sans-serif'"; (Google fonts)
  • Raleway: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Raleway', 'sans-serif'"; (Google fonts)
  • Playfair Display: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Playfair Display', 'serif'"; (Google fonts)
  • Merriweather: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Merriweather', 'serif'"; (Google fonts)
  • Rubik: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Rubik', 'sans-serif'"; (Google fonts)
  • Work Sans: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Work Sans', 'sans-serif'"; (Google fonts)
  • Inter: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Inter', 'sans-serif'"; (Google fonts)
  • Cabin: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Cabin', 'sans-serif'"; (Google fonts)
  • Crimson Text: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Crimson Text', 'serif'"; (Google fonts)
  • IBM Plex Sans: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'IBM Plex Sans', 'sans-serif'"; (Google fonts)
  • Hind: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Hind', 'sans-serif'"; (Google fonts)
  • Prompt: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Prompt', 'sans-serif'"; (Google fonts)

You can also check the kicker/skins/skin_name/skin-setup.php file for more detailed information on this matter.

Colors

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

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

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

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.
  • Shop Footer Color Scheme - specifies the color of your footer on shop-related pages.
  • Color scheme switcher - adds a button with a color scheme switcher to the right bottom corner of the page.

IMPORTANT! The color scheme switcher works only if the colors are set through the theme styles (are inherited from Appearance > Customize > Colors settings) and NOT through a page builder, like on our Default, Default Gutenberg and Women's skins.

For the light grey background you can use additional CSS class .alter_bg to inherit the color from "Alter > Background color".
For the dark background just set "Dark" color scheme for a section/column.
For middle grey background color (#212227) use a combination of "Dark" color scheme with CSS class .alter_bg, like on demo Homepage 4.
In Women's Skin some extra css classes are available for color scheme switcher.

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 and for content delimiters; (for advanced mode only)
  • Text - color for the main body text; (for advanced mode only)
  • Text dark - color mainly applied for headings and page/post titles; (for advanced mode only)
  • Text light - color used for additional meta elements, such as post author, date, comments, etc. (for advanced mode only)
  • Link - the main accent color of a website. The color can be used as links color, a background color for buttons and the color for minor elements, like list item markers, etc. By default, this setting sets the Link hover color for the Alter color group.
  • Link hover - the hover color of the elements with the main accent color and the hover color for links. It can also be used as the main accent color for the Alter color group.
  • Accent 2 - the second accent color;
  • Accent 2 hover - the hover color of the elements with second accent colors;
  • Accent 3 - the third accent color;
  • Accent 3 hover - the hover color of the elements with third accent colors;

ALTER

Alter means alternative color group, mostly applied for sidebar and footer, if a color scheme is assigned to them and it coincides with the site color scheme (NOT inherited). This group of colors can also be applied to page widgets or blocks that are output on some background by default (the background is NOT added through the page builders). 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, blockquotes, 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 (for advanced mode only)

Inverse elements are the elements that use the theme accent color (usually the main one) ("Link", "Accent 2", "Accent 3" options) 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 buttons, blockquotes, dropdowns, etc.

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

INPUT (for advanced mode only)

Colors for form fields: 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;
  • Text dark - the color of the text when a field is active (as you type in);
  • Text light - used for the placeholder text when a field is not active, before you type in;

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.

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 Template sidebar. Check Posts pages article to find out more information on how to customize them.

IMPORTANT! The pages on our demo skins are built using different page builders Gutenberg ("Default Gutenberg" Skin Only!) and Elementor (the rest skins).
Please use one page builder for creating/customizing one particular page/post/layout.

Elementor Page Builder-related tutorials

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

  1. Official Elementor Tips page
  2. Getting Started With Elementor
  3. Official Documentation for Elementor page builder
  4. Official Elementor Video Tutorials

Gutenberg Page Builder-related tutorials

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

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

Custom Page Settings

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

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

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

Options Presets Group

Here you can save the page settings (for header, widgets, footer, etc.) as a preset template and duplicate these settings on a new page without checking the required options in each section of Theme Options panel (Content/Header/Footer/Colors). All you need to do is to apply the already created preset template on a new page by using control icons ("Apply selected preset"/"Create a new preset"/"Delete selected preset"). The tooltips for the icons will help you.

You can enable or disable the Theme Options panel in the Preferences > Panels 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 A static page (select below) option and choose the necessary page from the Homepage drop-down list.
  3. Save the changes.

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


PLEASE NOTE! Default skin comes with the following 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.

A color scheme switcher on our Default and Default Gutenberg skins is enabled globally in Appearance > Customize > Colors settings.

IMPORTANT! The color scheme switcher works only if the colors are set through the theme styles (are inherited from Appearance > Customize > Colors settings) and NOT through Elementor page builder, like on our Default and Default Gutenberg skins.

For the light grey background you can use additional CSS class .alter_bg to inherit the color from "Alter > Background color".
For the dark background just set "Dark" color scheme for a section/column.
For middle grey background color (#212227) use a combination of "Dark" color scheme with CSS class .alter_bg, like on demo Homepage 4.

In case you don't want to use the color scheme switcher on your website, you can also set or manage the background color/image for the page blocks in the Edit Section/Column > Style > Background tabs in the Elementor widgets panel.

"Edit Section/Column > Advanced > Position" settings in the Elementor widgets panel let page blocks overlap each other, the following parameters are available:

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

You can also set the entrance animation for page elements in Edit Section/any element > Advanced > Motion Effects.

The main custom CSS classes used in the theme are described in the Custom CSS Classes chapter of this documentation file.

Popup banners

Default popup banners are created using the "Advanced Popups" plug-in. You can customize the popup banners in WP Dashboard > Settings > Popups tab.

Theme Options settings (Home 1):

Home 2

This is how the second version looks like.

Theme Options settings (Home 2):

Home 3

This is how the third version looks like.

Theme Options settings (Home 3):

Home 4

This is how the fourth version looks like.

Theme Options settings (Home 4):

Home 5

This is how the fifth version looks like.

Theme Options settings (Home 5):

Home 6

This is how the sixth version looks like.

Theme Options settings (Home 6):

Home 7

This is how the seventh version looks like.

Theme Options settings (Home 7):

Home 8

This is how the eighth version looks like.

Theme Options settings (Home 8):

Home 9

This is how the ninth version looks like.

Theme Options settings (Home 9):

Home 10

This is how the tenth version looks like.

Theme Options settings (Home 10):

Home 11

This is how the eleventh version looks like.

Theme Options settings (Home 11):

Home 12

This is how the twelfth version looks like.

Theme Options settings (Home 12):

Home Boxed

Home Boxed is not a separate page. We have just output Home 1 with boxed body style.

The body style is set by adding ?body_style=boxed suffix to the link in the main navigation.

In order to manage the background image for the whole page, navigate to Appearance > Customize > General tab, switch the body style to "Boxed", scroll down to "Boxed bg image" option and replace the image.

PLEASE NOTE!The settings from the Customizer are the global ones and will take effect upon the whole website. Please do not forget to switch the body style back before saving your changes.

You can also create a separate page and specify all necessary settings in its Theme Options panel.

About Pages

Here we will describe you how the team section is created. The images and the names of the team members on our demo are for example only! You will get the placeholders and default names, like "User 1", "User 2", in the theme package.

This section displays available users from Users (WP Dashboard) and requires the Powerkit plug-in to be active, "Author Box" module.

The "Author Box" module adds an "Author" widget to the Elementor widgets panel. You can configure the widget options to your needs.

The users' photos on our demo are added using a third-party plug-in, WP User Avatar, which is not provided with the theme.

Home (Game Portal Skin)

In this chapter we will show you how to customize a sticky element in the left side of the page.

This image is a part of custom header layout ("Header – Style 1" or "Header – Style 2"). Navigate to WP Dashboard > Layouts and open the needed header layout. The image is placed inside a fixed section (sticky menu block) and appears on the front-end when you scroll down the page.

Here, in the widget's settings, you can easily replace the image as well as customize the behavior of the image itself. The "Absolute" position fixes the image on the page.

Home (Gaming Skin)

In this skin we have used additional features: the background color and background hover for posts categories. In this skin we have used additional features: the background color and background hover for posts categories.

In order to manage the background color and the color for the background hover, please navigate to Posts (WP Dashboard) > Categories, open a post category and find the corresponding options. Here you can also control the text color and hover color for the taxonomy.

The highlighted features are applied to the following Elementor widgets:

  • "Blogger" widget from "ThemeREX Addons Elements" group (for widget's styles with taxonomy placed over featured images and for "Standard" layout only);
  • "Slider" widget from "ThemeREX Addons Elements" group;
  • "Posts by Rating" widget from "ThemeREX Addons Widgets" group;
  • "Recent News" widget from "ThemeREX Addons Widgets" group;
  • "Recent Posts" widget from "ThemeREX Addons Widgets" group;
  • "Video List" widget from "ThemeREX Addons Widgets" group (for "Default", "Wide" and "News" widget's styles only);

Home (Illustration Skin)

Here we will show you the way you can manage the background decoration elements, like on demo Homepage. All of them are images from Media library.

Two top decoration elements are inserted into the custom header layout. Navigate to the WP Dashboard > Layouts tab and open the "Header – Style 1" layout. Now you need to find the section with the required elements and under the Edit Section > Advanced > Background Layers tab in the Elementor widgets panel update the settings to your needs.

The rest decoration elements are a part of content area of the homepage. Open the homepage with Elementor, proceed to the Edit Section > Advanced > Background Layers tab in the Elementor widgets panel and customize the settings.

PLEASE NOTE! The background images in "Plants" skin are created in the same way.

Additional CSS class .hide_on_mobile hides the background decoration elements on mobile devices (both in the header layout and on homepage).

Custom CSS Classes

PLEASE NOTE! We have used additional CSS classes to make the page blocks look like on our demo. You can apply the class names to any skin. The screenshots with examples below are taken from the Default Skin.

  • .plainAnimation - animates an image (for default Elementor "Image" widget). Please see "Footer – Style 3", "Footer – Style 6" layouts or Home 1 for more information.
  • .blogger_mask_1 and .blogger_mask_2 - add a mask to the featured images of posts (for Blogger widget), like on demo Home 3 and Home 4.
  • .elementor-sidebar - stylizes a column with a sidebar on demo homepages.
  • .link_hover_1 - the color of the link hover is inherited from "Main > Text dark" option in Appearance > Customize > Colors (for default Elementor "Heading" widget). Please see Home 12 for more information. Since the color scheme of the main section is set to dark, the link hover is white:
  • .alter_bg - the background color for the section is inherited from "Alter > Background color" option in Appearance > Customize > Colors. Please see Home 1 for more information.
  • .has-bg-color-color-08 - the text color of the background text "Trending" is inherited from "Main > Background color" option in Appearance > Customize > Colors (the color with alpha channel). Please see Home 1 for more information.
  • .elementor-hoverUp - adds animation to the section (the block moves up on hover). Please see Home 12 for more information.
  • .inner-section-padding - adds custom paddings to Elementor Inner section and regulates these paddings for different screen resolutions. Please see Homepage (Art Skin) for more information.

Responsive classes:

  • .blogger_columns_1, .blogger_columns_2, .blogger_columns_3, .blogger_columns_4 - regulate the width of the column with Blogger widget on different screen sizes.
  • .blogger_content_1, .blogger_content_2, .blogger_content_3, .blogger_content_4 and .blogger_content_5 - control the output of Blogger widget on homepages on different screen sizes.
  • .blogger_ratio_1, .blogger_ratio_2, .blogger_ratio_3, .blogger_ratio_4, .blogger_ratio_5, .blogger_ratio_6, .blogger_ratio_7, .blogger_ratio_8, .blogger_ratio_9 and .blogger_ratio_10 - regulate the top paddings for smooth browsing (for Blogger widget).
  • .blogger_info_1 and .blogger_info_2 - regulate the output of Blogger widget on homepages on different screen sizes.
  • .blogger_title_1, .blogger_title_2, .blogger_title_3, .blogger_title_4, .blogger_title_5, .blogger_title_6, .blogger_title_7, .blogger_title_8, .blogger_title_9 and .blogger_title_10 - stylize the output of posts titles and posts categories (for Blogger widget) for smooth browsing.
  • .blogger_band_1 - stylizes the Blogger widget on Home 3 for different screen sizes.
  • .recent_posts_1 - stylizes the Recent Posts widget in Modern style on Home 1 for smooth browsing.
  • .recent_news_1 and .recent_news_2 - stylize the Recent News widget on demo Home 5 and Home 7.
  • .elementor-spacer-1 - sets the max height of the spacer to 10vh on Home 1.
  • .inner-section-no-gap-extended - regulates the left margin and the width of the block on demo Home 5.
  • .sc_slider_controller_1 - sets the max height of the slider controller to 92px on devices with screen resolution 1023px. Please view the homepage from Game Portal Skin for more information.

For Fitness and Architecture Skin ONLY!

  • .blogger_title_11 - enlarges the font size of post titles (h2) to 60px (for a section with Blogger widget) on devices with screen resolution 1680px.

For Gadgets Skin ONLY!

  • .buttons_fullwidth - stretches the width of the button to the full width of a column (for Elementor "Button" widget).

For Women's Skin ONLY!

  • .alter_bg_hover - makes the background color of an element inherit the color from "Alter > Background Hover" .

For Women's/Affiliate Skins ONLY!

  • .extra_bg - makes the background color of an element inherit the color from "Extra > Background Color" .

Introduction to Layouts

Layouts is a tool that lets you create custom headers, footers, and other website sections, and is based on the Elementor 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 Elementor Page Builder. The difference is that Layouts expand the default list of widgets by adding layout-specific widgets and provide you with additional section settings.

Please check this article for detailed information regarding layouts customization.
You can also view our video tutorials about header and footer layouts customization.

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. Sidebar - the layout is applied only to output in the sidebar area. It helps create custom sidebars using Elementor page builder. Thus, you are not limited to standard widgets and can use any elements available in the page builder. It appears in the list of available sidebars in the Appearance > Customize > General/Mobile/Blog/Shop sections or in page > Theme Options > Content > Sidebar style > Custom.
  5. Blog - custom style or template to output the Blog Stream page or posts elements in Elementor "Blogger" widget, thus creating a blog stream page or page blocks with unique overall look. Use it in combination with Blog Item Parts widget, that lets you insert any post parts (featured image, title, meta data, content, custom fields) to page in any combination and in any quantity.
  6. Custom - the standard layout fragment that can be added into a web page using an Elementor Page Builder Layouts widget.

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 widget.

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

  1. Add a new Elementor Page Builder section in the website editing screen.
  2. In the left panel with elementor elements open "ThemeREX Addons Layouts" group, drag and drop the Layouts widget from the panel into your section.
  3. Choose the desired custom Layout or Elementor's template from the dropdown list ("Type" option should be set 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 Parts widget to output each element, like in the example below.

You can apply the blog layouts to:

  • Blog Stream Page - create a page, choose "Blog Archive" template and in the Theme Options > Content > Blog style option find your blog layout. Treat the screenshot below just as an example.
  • Blogger Widget - open a page/post, in the Elementor widget panel navigate to "ThemeREX Addons Elements group" and insert Blogger widget to the content area.

Layout Templates

In case there are some page fragments with more or less identical structure, you can create one layout using the Elementor Page Builder, save it as a template and use it as a foundation for your new Layout. Thus, there is no need to create a new layout or block each time. Please see this article for more information.

Open a Layout and click on the Add Template button from the editing screen (Elementor Page Builder's backend editor). Scroll down to view the available templates:

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, except there are several features you should know about in order to use Layouts more efficiently. Please see the official elementor video tutorial or article for more information.

We recommend you to create separate custom header layout for mobile devices and specify it in the Appearance > Customize > Mobile section. This will improve the website loading speed on mobile devices.

Layouts Widgets

Layout-specific widgets are additional widgets available for editing/creating layouts. They are especially useful for building headers and footers. You can find layout-specific widgets under the ThemeREX Addons Layouts group in the Elementor widgets panel.

Layouts: Blog Item Parts

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

Layouts: 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.

For narrow and normal row types, the cart displays the number of products in the cart, the sum total, and an icon label. The compact row type has a shopping cart with a product counter badge only.

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

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

Layouts: Iconed Text

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

Layouts

Inserts content in different ways, depending on the type of the layout:

  • Default - displays one of the custom layouts available in WP Dashboard > Layouts post type. Please click here to view the list of available custom layouts.
  • Popup - creates popup notifications that appear whenever a user clicks on a link or a button.
  • Panel - creates a panel with some content/menu that appears whenever a user clicks on a link or a button.

Select which type of the layout to use in the layouts widget's content settings.

The algorithm of building a popup notification or panel:

  1. Create a custom layout with required content that will be displayed in the popup window or panel. If you want to use simple text/image or shortcode (like grid gallery, mailchimp form, etc.), just omit this step.
  2. Add a new Elementor Page Builder section to the page. In the left panel with elementor elements open "ThemeREX Addons Layouts" group, drag and drop the Layouts widget from the panel into your section. Select the desired widget's type (popup/panel) and custom Layout from the dropdown list (Layout field) or enter simple text/shortcode/image from the Media Library in the Content field (if "Layout" option is set to "Use content").
    You may navigate to Edit Layouts > Advanced tab to enclose the elements with paddings or set the background image/color.
  3. In the widget's settings under the Content tab, Popup (panel) ID field, assign the ID to your popup/panel, e.g. example_popup.
  4. Use the popup/panel ID, preceded by a pound sign (#), as an address for the link or button that should trigger the popup/panel.

Layouts: Login

Displays a login/logout link with an icon.

The text for the checkbox "I agree..." (registration form) is set in Appearance > Customize > General > 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 the registration form without consent checkbox, just leave the "Text with Privacy Policy link" option empty in the Appearance > Customize > General section!

The background image for the login/registration form is located in /kicker/skins/skin_name/images/login_bg.jpg.

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 Elementor Layouts: Logo widget (ThemeREX Addons Layouts group) and click on the Edit button.
  3. Upload a new logo in the panel > Content tab and save the changes.

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

Layouts: 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.

Direction of the menu items: Horizontal or Vertical.

Specify default behavior for a responsive menu in the Content 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.

Layouts: Single Post Meta

Displays elements from meta data of the current post (categories, post author, post date, post counters, share links, edit link).

Layouts: Search

Adds a search button/input field. There are 3 styles available:

  • Normal - a standard search field.
  • Expand - displays a search button that expands a search field on click.
  • Fullscreen - displays a search button that expands the search field to the entire screen.

Layouts: Title

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

Elementor Section Settings

Layouts have an extended number of settings for Section, default Elementor element.

Choose which section you want to edit, click on the Edit Section button and go to the panel > Edit Section > Custom Layout.

  • Row type - defines a row type. It accepts the following values:
    1. Inherit - a default row with no layout-specific styles applied.
    2. Narrow - the smallest type of row. The Elementor widgets feature a small font size and small icons. The Layouts: Iconed Text widget places text in 1 line (even for two-line option).
    3. Compact - a smaller variation of the normal row type. The Elementor widgets have a standard font size and small icons. The Iconed Text widget puts text in 1 line (even for the two-line option).
    4. Normal - a row of a normal height. The Elementor widgets inserted into this type of row have a standard font size, and medium-sized icons. The Layouts: Iconed Text widget features text divided into 2 lines.
  • Delimiter - adds a border to the row's bottom.
  • Fix this row when scroll - 'fixes' the row to the top of the page (or to the last 'fixed row'). Useful for creating sticky navigation.
    To avoid "Sticky Menu" behavior select "Don't fix" option.
  • Hide this row on unfix - hides the row until scrolling down.
  • Hide on the Frontpage - hides the row on the page assigned as the Homepage (Frontpage) in Settings > Reading. In case the Blog Feed page is assigned as the Homepage, the row stays visible.
  • Hide on single posts and pages - hides the row on single pages and posts.
  • Hide on other pages - hides the row on pages that are not single ones (other than is_singular()).

Default Layouts

In this section you can find the examples of layouts that come with Default Skin. 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 Theme Panel > 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 six types. For more information on how to add each type of layouts to 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 Elementor Page Builder without installing Uber Menu/Mega Menu plug-ins.
  4. Sidebar Layouts - displays layouts in the sidebar area.
  5. Blog Layouts - creates a template to output the Blog Stream page or post parts in Elementor "Blogger" widget.
  6. 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 sidebar and blog layouts. Feel free to create your own ones.

Header Layouts

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

In case no logo is selected in the "Layouts: Logo" widget, the initial logo from the Appearance > Customize > Logo & Site Identity will be used.

A burger icon triggers a panel with some additional information. In order to customize the content for the panel, please navigate to WP Dashboard > Layouts tab and edit the corresponding custom layout.
Please view the description of Elementor "Layouts" widget to find out how to build a popup notification or panels.

Dark background color for the header area is inherited from "Dark" color scheme, specified in Edit Section > Advanced > Advanced > Theme-specific params. The color scheme is set in the Appearance > Customize > Colors (with Advanced mode) section.

  • Header – Single Post

    Sticky menu We have used the Powerkit plug-in to place the social icons into the header area. In order to manage the social icons and connect to your social profiles, navigate to Settings (WP Dashboard) > Social Links.

    [powerkit_social_links labels="false" titles="false" counts="true" template="default" scheme="default"]
    Additional CSS class .layouts_title_1 regulates the max width of the post title (for Elementor "Layouts: Title" widget).
  • Header – Style 1

    Sticky menu We have used the Powerkit plug-in to place the social icons into the header area. You can manage the social icons as well as connect to your social profiles in the Settings (WP Dashboard) > Social Links section.

    [powerkit_social_links labels="false" titles="false" counts="true" template="default" scheme="default"]
  • Header – Style 2

  • Header – Style 3

  • Header – Style 4

    The "Newsletter" button triggers a popup window with a subscription form. The popup can be customized in WP Dashboard > Settings > Popups > "Our Newsletter (Slide-out popup)". In order to manage the subscription form, proceed to Easy Forms (WP Dashboard) > Opt-in Forms.
  • Header – Style 5

    The "Subscribe" button triggers a popup window with a subscription form. The popup can be customized in WP Dashboard > Settings > Popups > "Our Newsletter". In order to manage the subscription form, proceed to Easy Forms (WP Dashboard) > Opt-in Forms.
  • Header – Style 6

    We have used the Powerkit plug-in to place the social icons into the header area. You can manage the social icons as well as connect to your social profiles in the Settings (WP Dashboard) > Social Links section.

    [powerkit_social_links labels="false" titles="false" counts="true" template="default" scheme="default"]
    The "Subscribe" button triggers a popup window with a subscription form. You can manage the popup in WP Dashboard > Settings > Popups > "Our Newsletter". To customize the subscription form, navigate to Easy Forms (WP Dashboard) > Opt-in Forms.

    The background image for the logo area is set in Edit Section > Style > Background in the Elementor editor.
  • Header – Style 7

  • Header – Style 8

  • Header – Style 9

    Light grey background color for the header area is created using custom CSS class .alter_bg. The CSS class is added to the section.
  • Header – Style 10

    (without bottom delimiter) We have used the Powerkit plug-in to place the social icons into the header area. In order to manage the social icons and connect to your social profiles, navigate to Settings (WP Dashboard) > Social Links.

    [powerkit_social_links labels="false" titles="false" counts="true" template="default" scheme="default"]
  • Header – Style 11

    (with smaller side paddings, "Extended" columns gap is used)

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

In case no logo is selected in the "Layouts: Logo" widget, the initial logo from the Appearance > Customize > Logo & Site Identity will be used.

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

The subscription form can be managed in Easy Forms (WP Dashboard) > Opt-in Forms.

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

Dark background color for the footer area is inherited from "Dark color scheme" specified in Appearance > Customize > Colors (with Advanced mode). In case you don't want to use the color scheme switcher on your website, you can also set up individual color settings for the rows/elements in Edit Section/Column > Style > Background in the Elementor panel.

Submenu Layouts

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.

The background color for layouts of submenu group is inherited from "Dark color scheme", set in the Appearance > Customize > Colors (with Advanced mode) section. You can also set up individual color settings for the rows/elements in Edit Section/Column > Style > Background in the Elementor panel if you are not planning to use color scheme switcher.

The Blogger widget outputs single posts (Dashboard > Posts > All Posts).

  • Submenu Categories (boxed)

  • Submenu Categories (wide)

  • Submenu Design (boxed)

    Additional CSS class .submenu_with_blogger_left_filters adds grey background gradient behind the filters tabs.
  • Submenu Design (wide)

    Custom CSS class .submenu_with_blogger_left_filters adds grey background gradient behind the filters tabs.

Custom Layouts

Pre-built custom layouts are designed to be displayed in a panel. Please view the description of Elementor "Layouts" widget to find out how to build a popup notification or panels.

In case no logo is selected in the "Layouts: Logo" widget, the initial logo from the Appearance > Customize > Logo & Site Identity will be used.

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

Dark background color for the panels is inherited from dark color scheme, "Main" > "Background color" option in Appearance > Customize > Colors (with Advanced mode).

  • Panel #1

  • Panel #2

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

Elementor Widgets 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 Elementor widgets allowing you to add the information in a simple way.

Custom Elementor widgets (with icon functionality) support icons from standard Fontello icons set. You can expand the list of available icons by adding new ones from the fontello website. In order to add new icons proceed to wp-content/themes/your-theme/skins/skin-name/css/font-icons/config.json. Watch this video guide for more information.
Please note, the location of config.json file and website page builder with available set of widgets/shortcodes in your theme may vary from the video provided!

PLEASE NOTE! Below you can find examples of custom Elementor widgets that come with Default Skin. The number of the widgets may vary depending on the plug-ins installed.

All custom Elementor widgets are divided into the following groups of elements in the Elementor Editor:

ThemeREX Addons Elements group

Actions

This Elementor widget inserts "Call to action" or columns layout.

Example:

Anchor

The Elementor "Anchor" widget 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 widget displays posts, pages or custom post types from a specified category or group. Just specify the post type to show the posts from in the Edit Blogger > Content > Post type field in the Elementor panel. By default, the widget outputs single posts.

You can create additional layouts to output the posts in the WP Dashboard > Layouts using Blog layout's type (Item Options section). Please see Creating Layouts section of this documentation file for more information.

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 Preferences > Panels panel in the top-right corner of the post.

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

IMPORTANT! The layout of the block depends on the combination of 2 main options: "Blogger layout" and "Template". Please feel free to play around with these options.

Button

This Elementor widget displays buttons.

Examples:

Price

This Elementor widget inserts a price table divided by blocks.

Example (on custom background):

Slider

This Elementor widget lets you insert the following type of sliders, namely:

  • Swiper Slider (Posts Slider);
  • ElastiStack (Posts Slider);

Select which type of the slider to show in the Slider Engine option under content tab.

Example (Swiper Slider) (view on hover):

The Swiper Slider lets you display your posts, pages, or custom post types in a form of a slider. Enhance the slider by adding preview image thumbnails using Slider Controller, and navigation arrows using the Slider Controls or via the Slider widgets' settings under Layout > Controls tab.


Example (ElastiStack Slider):

ElastiStack is a type of slider that allows you to navigate through a stack of slides by dragging away the first item.

Slider Controller + Slider Controls

Slider Controller displays image thumbnails and navigation arrows for the Swiper Slider engine in the Slider widget.

Slider Controls adds navigation pointers for the Swiper Slider engine in the Slider widget.

Make sure to enter the ID of the Slider widget you want to control. Enter the ID first into the Slider widget settings (under the Advanced > CSS ID), and then copy it into the Slider Controller/Slider Controls settings into the Content > Slave slider ID field.

Example:

Socials

This Elementor widget displays social icons. You can specify the necessary links (URLs) to your social profiles in the widget's settings under the content tab as well as expand the list of available icons by adding new ones from the fontello website. In order to add new icons proceed to wp-content/themes/your-theme/skins/skin-name/css/font-icons/config.json. Watch this video guide for more information.

PLEASE NOTE! Please note, the location of config.json file and website page builder with available set of widgets/shortcodes in your theme may vary from the video provided!

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

Examples:

Super Title (for Reviews skin only!)

This Elementor widget displays a block with titles, subtitles, description, images and icons. All elements are dynamic. You can add as many items as you want.

Example (on custom background):

Table

This Elementor widget inserts a regular table, created using any table-generator, like http://www.impressivewebs.com/html-table-code-generator/.

Example:

Title

This Elementor widget inserts a regular title with subtitle, some description and a button.

Example:

ThemeREX Addons Widgets group

Widget: About Me

This widget displays an "About Me" block with some personal information of the website's owner or any other person. If you leave the options empty they will inherit data from the following options on the admin's profile page: "Profile Picture" (for photo), "Username" (for name) and "Biographical Info" (for description). You can hide any option by inserting # sign in the corresponding field in the widget's settings.

The widget is designed to be used in a sidebar.

Example:

Widget: Audio Player

This Elementor widget inserts an Audio Player widget. You can use a locally uploaded audio file (from your Media library) or an external one (through embed html code). The system ignores the "Audio caption" and "Author name" options, if the embed code is used.

Example:

Widget: Banner

This Elementor widget displays a regular banner image linked or not as well as any object inserted using html code (banner, iFrame for video, audio, etc.).

Example:

Widget: Categories List

This Elementor widget displays a list of post or products categories/tags/formats, layouts groups. By default, it inserts post categories. You can choose the post type to show the categories/tags/groups from in the Edit Widget: Categories List > Content > Post type field.

Example:

In case you want to display thumbs with the titles, you should check "Large 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.

Widget: Instagram

This Elementor widget displays the latest photos from your Instagram account or demo photos in a form of a feed on your WordPress website. You can connect to your Instagram account in the Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > ThemeREX Addons > API section (you need a valid Instagram Access Token).

Demo mode means that the images will be taken from your demo folder (/wp-content/uploads/).

Alternatively, you can use photos from Instagram without connecting to your account: by using a hashtag #... or by specifying an Instagram username (WITHOUT a hash symbol).

Example:

Widget: Posts by Rating

This Elementor widget displays rated pages/posts/post types. In case no pages/posts/post types are rated, the widget will stay invisible. This widget is designed to be used in a sidebar.

How to allow rating on a post/page/post type:

  1. Navigate to Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > ThemeREX Addons > Reviews tab and enable the reviews section for a definite post type (for pages, posts, post types, etc.);
  2. Enable reviews on a single post/page/post type. Please open a post/page/post type and check the "Enable review" option in the Item Options > Review section.
  3. If you want to display rating above the comment form, please navigate to a particular post/page/post type in WP Dashboard and allow comments section, like on the screenshot below:
  4. Now your website visitors can rate this particular page/post/post type on the front-end (above the comment form).

Example:

Widget: Recent News

This Elementor widget displays the most recent news.

Example:

Widget: Recent Posts

This Elementor widget displays the most recent posts. You can set additional options in the "Details" section in the element's settings window. This widget is designed to be used in a sidebar.

Example:

Widget: Socials

This Elementor widget displays social icons of the social networks you are subscribed to. 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: Twitter Feed

This Elementor widget displays posts from your twitter account. Please use your own Twitter API keys to make the widget display your twitter feed properly. The theme supports Twitter API v.2.

Widget: Video Player

This Elementor widget displays a video file. The widget supports direct links from Youtube, Vimeo or locally downloaded video files. You can also insert a video through html code from any video hosting platform.

Example:

Widget: Video List

This Elementor widget shows a list of videos:

  • taken from posts of "Video" post format type. A url or embed code for the video should be specified in the single post's settings, Item Options > Video > Video List section.
  • custom video list, created through the widget's settings (Edit Widget: Video List > Content > Widget: Video List). Add as many items as you want. Clone items by clicking a clone button to the right of the item's number, or rearrange them by dragging and dropping.

Example:

ThemeREX Addons Support group

Contact Form 7

This Elementor widget displays pre-built contact forms. The forms can be managed in Contact (WP Dashboard) > Contact Forms section.

Example:

Extended Products

This Elementor widget outputs products. You can customize the single products in the Products (WP Dashboard) > All Products section. This widget is available, if the WooCommerce plug-in is installed and active.

Example:

This Elementor widget inserts advanced search form for products (requires the WooCommerce plug-in). Please note, that the widget in "Inline" style works on all pages. The rest available styles work on shop list page only!

Example:

WooCommerce Title

This Elementor widget displays a page title, breadcrumbs and a description of a products category on shop-related pages. You can use this widget for creating separate custom header layouts for shop-related pages ONLY! The description inherits content from the back-end settings of a definite products category. The description becomes visible on product category pages ONLY!

This widget requires the WooCommerce plug-in to be active.

ThemeREX Addons Layouts group

Layouts

Inserts content in different ways, depending on the type of the layout:

  • Default - displays one of the custom layouts available in WP Dashboard > Layouts post type. Please click here to view the list of available custom layouts.
  • Popup - creates popup notifications that appear whenever a user clicks on a link or a button.
  • Panel - creates a panel with some content/menu that appears whenever a user clicks on a link or a button.

Select which type of the layout to use in the layouts widget's content settings.

The algorithm of building a popup notification or panel:

  1. Create a custom layout with required content that will be displayed in the popup window or panel. If you want to use simple text/image or shortcode (like grid gallery, mailchimp form, etc.), just omit this step.
  2. Add a new Elementor Page Builder section to the page. In the left panel with elementor elements open "ThemeREX Addons Layouts" group, drag and drop the Layouts widget from the panel into your section. Select the desired widget's type (popup/panel) and custom Layout from the dropdown list (Layout field) or enter simple text/shortcode/image from the Media Library in the Content field (if "Layout" option is set to "Use content").
    You may navigate to Edit Layouts > Advanced tab to enclose the elements with paddings or set the background image/color.
  3. In the widget's settings under the Content tab, Popup (panel) ID field, assign the ID to your popup/panel, e.g. example_popup.
  4. Use the popup/panel ID, preceded by a pound sign (#), as an address for the link or button that should trigger the popup/panel.

Example (Default layout):

Example (Popup layout):

Example (Panel layout):

The rest widgets from this group are described in the Layouts Widgets 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 addons allow you to use custom widget sets and custom Elementor widgets, 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.

General Settings

  • 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.
  • Disable new Widgets Block Editor - disable new Widgets Block Editor, if after the update to WordPress 5.8+ you are having trouble with editing widgets or working in Customizer. New Widgets Block Editor is used in WordPress 5.8+ instead of classic widgets panel.
  • 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.

  • 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.

Preloader

  • 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 helpers

  • Progress bar of reading the article - Enable/disable the progress bar of reading the article.
  • Add "Scroll to Top" - Add "Scroll to Top" button when page is scrolled.
  • Hide fixed rows - Hide fixed rows when the page is scrolled down and show them on scroll up.

Menu

  • 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.
  • Stretch a submenu with layouts - Stretch a submenu with layouts (only the first level) to content width.
  • Breadcrumbs nestings - Specify the necessary nesting level for breadcrumbs.

Login and Registration

  • 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.
  • Double opt-in registration - Send confirmation E-mail with a new registration data to the site admin e-mail and/or to a new user's e-mail. The link to confirm the registration expires within 24 hours. Once the link in followed a new user will be registered.

Performance

Settings of this tab allow you to improve page loading speed.

Performance Settings

  • Optimize CSS and JS loading - Disable CSS and JS files from loading if they are not used on the current page.

    • No - Load all CSS and JS files (optimization disabled);
    • Soft - Load CSS and JS files from the theme and ThemeREX Addons plug-in on the pages where they are used. The loading of styles and scripts of external plug-ins is regulated by the rules of those plug-ins.
    • Full - Load CSS and JS files on the pages where they are used (for theme styles, ThemeREX Addons plug-in and all supported plug-ins).
  • Disable Emoji - Remove Emojis scripts and styles if you don't use them.
  • 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.
  • Exclude javascripts from moving to the footer - Specify the url fragments of the scripts you want to exclude from moving to the footer (if there are any problems with them). The system scripts (jquery, modernizr, elementor, etc.) are included into this list by default.
  • Load javascripts asynchronously - This setting adds attribute "defer" to all tags "script" in the frontend.
  • Exclude javascripts from asynchronous loading - Specify the url fragments of the scripts you want to exclude from asynchronous loading (if there are any problems with them). The system scripts (jquery, modernizr, elementor, etc.) are included into this list by default.

Lazy Loading

  • Enable media lazy loading - Enable image, video, audio and iframe lazy loading. This function allows a browser to defer loading offscreen images and iframes until users scroll down to them.

    • Number of images excluded from lazy loading on pages - Specify the number of images NOT to preload with lazy loading on pages.
    • Number of images excluded from lazy loading on posts - Select the number of images NOT to preload with lazy loading on single posts.

Cache manager

  • Cache handler - Select a cache storage location.

    • Files - data is stored as sepparate files in /uploads/trx_addons/cache folder.
    • Database - data is stored in WordPress cache in your database.
  • Disable CSS and JS cache - Prevent the browser from caching CSS and JS files in debug mode.
  • 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.

Layouts

  • Use layout caching - Use caching of custom layouts (significantly reduces page loading time and the number of database requests, but increases the size of the database). If enabled, we recommend using "Files" as cache storage location.

    • Select the types of layouts to caching - Use caching only for the specified types of layouts.
    • Cache only on the popular pages - Cache the layouts only for the most visited pages.

Menu

  • Use menu caching - The menu caching option is responsible for increasing the overall theme's performance.

API

Insert a generated Google API key (as well as analytics, remarketing-related information and marker & cluster icons) to make your Google map function properly. Follow this link for more information on how to properly obtain an API key. Specify Facebook App ID.

Here you can also connect to your Instagram account. Use the "ThemeREX Instagram Feed" widget (Appearance > Widgets) or Elementor "Widget: Instagram" widget (ThemeREX Addons Widgets group) to output Instagram photos.

How to get Access Token from Instagram:

  • Log into your Instagram account with photos you want to display on your website.
  • Visit the Facebook Developer Page, click My Apps to create and set a Facebook application. Please click here to view an official tutorial.
  • Fill in the form. For "valid redirect URLs" option use the following link
    https://your_website_name/wp-json/trx_addons/v1/widget_instagram/get_access/.
  • Get your "Client ID" and "Client Secret".
  • Navigate to Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > ThemeREX Addons > API section and paste "Client ID" and "Client Secret" into the corresponding fields. Click on "Get Access Token" button.
  • Approve that you want to grant the application access to your Instagram account.

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."

The icons are used from standard Fontello icons set. You can expand the list of available icons by adding new ones from the fontello website. In order to add new icons proceed to wp-content/themes/your-theme/skins/skin-name/css/font-icons/config.json. Watch this video guide for more information.

PLEASE NOTE! Please note, the location of config.json file and website page builder with available set of widgets/shortcodes in your theme may vary from the video provided!

Banners

These settings allow you to enable banners on single posts and specify parameters for banners.

PLEASE NOTE!"Banner code" option allows using html code only!

Reviews

Here you can enable reviews section for posts/pages/post types and specify rating settings.

Once you have enabled the reviews section globally, you should enable reviews on a single post/page/post type. Please open a post/page/post type and check the "Enable review" option in the Item Options > Review section.

If you want to display rating above the comment form, please navigate to a particular post/page/post type in WP Dashboard and allow comments section, like on the screenshot below:

You can also use the Elementor Widget: Posts by Rating widget (ThemeREX Addons Widgets group) to output rated posts/pages.

Shortcodes

Here you can define whether you want to use the Anchor widget or not, specify hover effects for form fields, choose the type of posts selector for some widgets like Blogger and also allow to use custom layouts and saved templates inside tabs (for Elementor ONLY!).

Example of advanced posts selector:

"Allow custom layouts" option adds "Content type" dropdown to Elementor Tabs widget, allowing you to use custom layouts and saved templates inside tabs. We recommend you to leave this option disabled if you are not planning to insert layouts/templates inside tabs.

Extended Taxonomy

Here you can enable some extended taxonomy attributes for a particular group/category of posts/post types. You can output the large/small image using Elementor "Categories List" widget (ThemeREX Addons Widgets group).

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, page wrap class 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 add-on enhance the Elementor functionality by adding "Background Text" parameters to Elementor sections (rows) helping you create background text lines and animate them, when they enter the visible area of ​​the window. You can also make this text "scroll", like in a news ticker. In this case after the entrance animation the background text starts scrolling continuously.

This add-on is imbedded into the theme. In order to decorate your theme, open your page through the Elementor page builder, find the page row (Elementor section) to which the "background text" functionality you would like to apply and proceed to Edit Section > Advanced > Background text in the Elementor widgets panel. Here you can specify the text, text color, font family, font size, text shadow and other parameters for your background line.

Below you can find some clarifications of the basic options:

  • Top offset and Left offset - Shift the text. The shift point is the top left corner of a section.
  • Entrance effect - Choose appearance effect.

    • Slide - symbols appear one by one from left to right;
    • Rotate - symbols rotate one by one from top to bottom;
  • Marquee speed - Set the scrolling speed. If the option is set to 0, it means without scrolling.
  • Overlay image and Overlay position - Place an image (.png) over a background text line to add a "texture" effect to it.

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

Accelerated Mobile Pages

We have added the AMP for WP – Accelerated Mobile Pages plug-in to the theme to let you add complete AMP (Google Accelerated Mobile Pages) support to your site. AMP makes your website faster for Mobile visitors.

In order to setup the plug-in, please proceed to AMP (WP Dashboard).

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

  1. Official WordPress page
  2. Official Tutorials
  3. Official Developer Documentation

Advanced Popups

This plug-in allows you to insert newsletter popups, a cookie notice or a notification onto your website. Please click here for more information about this plug-in.

The demo popups can be customized in WP Dashboard > Settings > Popups tab:

Example:

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 (video tutorial) and here.

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

[contact-form-7 id="88" title="Contact form 1"]

PLEASE NOTE! According to General Data Protection Regulation, you need to make your forms compliant. Some pre-built 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-...]....[/acceptance] or [checkbox...] tag, like in the example below:
  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.

Cryptocurrency Widgets – Price Ticker & Coins List

Cryptocurrency price widget and ticker displays current prices of crypto coins – bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum, ripple, dash etc. This plug-in displays coin market current price, daily price change ticker and pricing table anywhere inside your website using smart crypto widget shortcodes. Check this link for more information.

Shortcodes are accessible in the Cryptocurrency Plugins (WP Dashboard menu) > All Widgets tab.

Below are the screenshots of "Cryptocurrency Ticker" post back-end, front-end and source code.

[ccpw id="13448"]

Easy Forms for MailChimp

Easy Forms for MailChimp plug-in allows you to add unlimited subscription forms to your WordPress site. You can use a corresponding page builder's widget or a shortcode to add your forms to posts, pages, sidebars and other widgetized areas, that are available in the theme.

Once the plug-in is installed and active, navigate to Easy Forms (WP Dashboard) > Settings and connect your site to your MailChimp account with a MailChimp API key.

Attention! The plug-in binds all forms to one MailChimp account, so changing MailChimp API key may damage the forms and make them not customizable. The plug-in DOES NOT allow importing forms from one MailChimp account to another, that is why we can not provide you with demo forms. You should create the forms yourself and connect them with page elements following our instructions.

Please check the following links for more information regarding this plug-in:

  1. WordPress plug-in page.
  2. Official plug-in page.
  3. Official Documentation.
  4. Official video tutorial.

Below you can find an example of a subscription form used on our demo. All subscription forms can be managed in Easy Forms (WP Dashboard) > Opt-in Forms section.

[yikes-mailchimp form="1"]

Creating new easy forms, like on our demo

All easy forms on our demo are built in the same way. The only difference is an additional CSS class applied to each form. Let's create "Form in the pop-up" easy form. You can also view this official video tutorial.

  1. Once you have entered your MailChimp API key in Easy Forms (WP Dashboard) > Settings, proceed to Easy Forms (WP Dashboard) > Opt-in Forms and find "Create a New Signup Form" section.
  2. Name the form, for example "Form in the pop-up", add some description ("Show on the blog posts"), select an associated list and click on "Create" button.
  3. In the newly opened window navigate to "Form Builder", select "Email Address" field and click on "Add to Form Builder" button.
  4. As a result you will get:
  5. Under the "Email Address" tab enter your email address and make sure the "Hide Label" option is checked. Save your changes.
  6. Now proceed to "Form Settings" section. Type in additional CSS class, which stylizes the form (like mailchimp-form-1), insert the submit button title and click on "Update Form" button in the upper right conner.
  7. Look through the rest settings and update them to your needs.

All available CSS classes for easy forms are listed in the table below.

Form Name Form Description Additional CSS Class
Form in the pop-up Show on the blog posts mailchimp-form-1
Form in the footer Show on the blog posts mailchimp-form-2
Form on the single post Show on the blog posts mailchimp-form-3
Form on the Home 5 Show on the home page #5 mailchimp-form-4
Form on the Home 7 Show on the home page #7 mailchimp-form-5
Form in the slide-out pop-up Show on the homepage #4 mailchimp-form-6

Connecting easy forms with other page elements, like on our demo

All subscription forms are built and it's time to insert them to the pages, posts and pop-up windows, like on our demo.

The easy forms can be added to the content area either through Elementor "Easy Mailchimp Forms" widget or using a shortcode.

PLEASE NOTE! If you are using Elementor "Easy Mailchimp Forms" widget, please MAKE SURE you have typed in a title of a submit button. If left empty, "Submit" title will be used, notwithstanding the title you have saved while creating the form itself.

How to find a shortcode of a definite subscription form:

  1. Navigate to Easy Forms (WP Dashboard) > Opt-in Forms and find the needed form.
  2. Hover over this form to reveal its options and click on "Shortcode".
  3. The section with a shortcode will appear. On the screenshot below we have done all these actions for all forms separately.

You can also copy the shortcode from the form's settings page. Please view this official article for more information about available shortcode options.

Connect "Form in the pop-up" easy form

  1. Copy a shortcode of the form in the way described above. For example [yikes-mailchimp form="1"].
  2. Proceed to Settings (WP Dashboard) > Popups tab and open "Our Newsletter" popup back-end for editing.
  3. Replace the existing shortcode with the one you have copied during the first step.
  4. Save your changes.

Connect "Form in the footer" easy form

  1. Navigate to Layouts (WP Dashboard) > All Layouts section and open the needed footer layout through the Elementor page editor.
  2. Update all options of Elementor "Easy Mailchimp Forms" widget. Please note, the "Submit Button Text" field does not inherit data from the form's settings page.
  3. Save your changes.

Connect "Form on the single post" easy form

  1. Copy a shortcode of the form in the way it was described here. For example [yikes-mailchimp form="3"].
  2. Open the needed post in the Posts (WP Dashboard) > All Posts section.
  3. Delete the existing shortcode, insert the one you have just copied and save the changes.

Connect "Form on the Home 5" and "Form on the Home 7" easy forms

  1. Open "Home 5" or "Home 7" page through Elementor page editor.
  2. In the subscription form widget's settings choose the form from the drop-down list and type in the title of submit button.
  3. Save your changes.

Connect "Form in the slide-out pop-up" easy form

  1. Copy a shortcode of the form in the way it was described here. For example [yikes-mailchimp form="6"].
  2. Proceed to Settings (WP Dashboard) > Popups tab and open "Our Newsletter (Slide-out popup) (on page open)" popup back-end for editing.
  3. Replace the existing shortcode with the one you have copied during the first step and save the changes.

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.

Elementor Page Builder

To make your customization even easier we have added the Elementor Page Builder to this theme. Before you start, please check these Elementor-related tutorials. They will give you a basic understanding of how to build a page properly.

  1. Official Elementor Tips page
  2. Getting Started With Elementor
  3. Official Documentation for Elementor page builder
  4. Official Elementor Video Tutorials

GDPR Compliance for MailChimp

This addon of Easy Forms for MailChimp plug-in makes your subscription forms compliant with The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It inserts "EU Law Compliance" section to the Easy Forms for MailChimp form builder to let you add a consent checkbox to your MailChimp form, above a submit button.

This addon requires Easy Forms for MailChimp version 6.2.3 or higher.

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

This is a WordPress GDPR compliance plug-in, that will assist you in making your website GDPR (RGPD, DSVGO) compliant. It adds a customizable cookie banner to your WordPress website either in the header or footer. This plug-in also allows you to display the list of cookies on your cookie policy page by using a shortcode.

Please view the links below to find out more information regarding plug-in's functionality:

The backend settings can be found in the WP Dashboard menu > GDPR Cookie Consent > Settings tab.

Kadence Blocks (free version)

This Gutenberg addon expands the functionality of the Gutenberg page builder. This plug-in provides you with a suite of professional page building content blocks (with row and column layouts) and customization tools like responsive margins/paddings for content sections, backgrounds, overlays with gradients, vertical-align and much more. Please click here for more information about the plug-in. The official documentation can be found here.

Custom Blocks:

  • Row Layout
  • Advanced Gallery
  • Form
  • Advanced Heading
  • Advanced Button
  • Tabs
  • Accordion
  • Testimonials
  • Icon
  • Spacer/Divider
  • Info Box
  • Icon List

Please follow this link to view the official tutorial.

Limit Modified Date

This plug-in allows you to update single posts without changing the modified date. This can be useful for minor changes of the content. You can find the "Don't update the modified date" checkbox in the "Status & Visibility" section of your post. In our theme this functionality works for posts only!

Limit Modified Date plug-in is compatible with Gutenberg and the classic editor. Please click here for more information about this plug-in.

Powerkit

This plug-in adds social integrations to your website: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest integractions, share buttons and social links. The components have modular structure and can be easily enabled or disabled in the Powerkit (WP Dashboard) section. Check this link for more information. Official plug-in documentation can be found here.

We have used the "Social Links", "Share Buttons", "Twitter Integration", "About Widget" and "Author Box" modules in the theme. You can enable/disable the modules in the Powerkit (WP Dashboard) section.

In order to manage the social links and connect to your social networks accounts, navigate to Settings (WP Dashboard) > Social Links.

[powerkit_social_links labels="false" titles="false" counts="true" template="default" scheme="default"]

If you want to use the Twitter widget ("Twitter Integration" module), like on demo Home 1 (default skin), you need to connect to your Twitter account in Settings (WP Dashboard) > Connect > Twitter.

The "Author Box" module adds an "Author" widget to the Elementor widgets panel and to Appearance (WP Dashboard) > Widgets. The module displays available users from Users (WP Dashboard). The images and the names of the team members on our demo are for example only! You will get the placeholders and default names, like "User 1", "User 2", in the theme package.

ThemeREX Pop-Up

ThemeREX Pop-Up plug-in allows you to create and add a single pop-up banner over your whole WordPress site. Using this plug-in you can advertise your offers, products or events at the top or bottom of your website.

Once the plug-in is activated, a new "ThemeREX Pop-Up" item will appear in your WordPress dashboard. Here you can fully customize the content of the banner, set custom background image, specify the position of the banner and its animation, etc. Use <br> tag to brake some text to the next line.

Another main feature of this plug-in is a timer. It lets you specify the behavior of the pop-up banner when the date and time are passed: the banner can disappear or change its content automatically when the timer is triggered. The timezone is inherited from your general WordPress settings.

PLEASE NOTE! The theme comes with empty banner. Feel free to create your own popup banner.

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. 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.

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.

WooCommerce Advanced Product Labels (free version)

WooCommerce Advanced Product Labels plug-in allows you to promote your products by adding labels with some special information to single products. The labels are customizable, including the font size, size, position, background color, etc. You can also assign advanced conditions for the products labels to be attached to particular products. The plug-in offers 3 types of templates: CSS, Image and Advanced.

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

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

All demo labels can be managed in the WP Dashboard > BeRocket > Advanced Labeles tab:

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 page.

IMPORTANT! According to General Data Protection Regulation, you need to make your forms compliant. Some pre-built 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.

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/skins/your-skin-name/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, .XD files used in this theme.

  • Fonts:

    1. Adventure Skin: "'Nunito', 'sans-serif'"; "'museo', 'sans-serif'";
      Affiliate Skin: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Stolzl', 'sans-serif'";
      Architecture Skin: "'Open Sans', 'sans-serif'"; "'Source Sans Pro', 'sans-serif'";
      Art Skin: "'Rubik', 'sans-serif'"; "'span', 'serif'";
      Baby Skin: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Zilla Slab', 'sans-serif'";
      Business Skin: "'museo-sans', 'sans-serif'"; "'Karla', 'sans-serif'";
      Cars Skin: "'sofia-pro', 'sans-serif'"; "'Karla', 'sans-serif'";
      Comics Skin: "'Roboto', 'sans-serif'"; "'Bangers', 'cursive'"; "'Barlow Semi Condensed', 'cursive'";
      Craft Skin: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'EB Garamond', 'serif'";
      Creative Skin: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Cormorant Garamond', 'serif'";
      Cryptocurrency Skin: "'DM Sans', 'sans-serif'"; "'natom-pro', 'sans-serif'";
      Cuisine Skin: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'neue-haas-grotesk-display', 'sans-serif'"; "'neue-haas-grotesk-text', 'sans-serif'";
      Cyber Skin: "'Barlow Condensed', 'sans-serif'"; "'Barlow', 'sans-serif'";
      Dark Skin: "'Open Sans', 'sans-serif'"; "'Catamaran', 'sans-serif'";
      Default Skin: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Karla', 'sans-serif'";
      Default Gutenberg Skin: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Karla', 'sans-serif'";
      Design News Skin: "'Open Sans', 'sans-serif'"; "'Barlow', 'sans-serif'"; "'Karla', 'sans-serif'";
      Education Skin: "'sofia-pro', 'sans-serif'"; "'Karla', 'sans-serif'";
      Entertainment Skin: "'museo', 'serif'";
      Fashion Skin: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Karla', 'sans-serif'"; "'Playfair Display', 'sans-serif'";
      Fitness Blog Skin: "'Barlow', 'sans-serif'"; "'Barlow Condensed', 'sans-serif'";
      Food Skin: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Frank Ruhl Libre', 'sans-serif'";
      Freebies Skin: "'Kumbh Sans', 'sans-serif'"; "'sofia-pro', 'sans-serif'";
      Gadgets Skin: "'Open Sans', 'serif'"; "'europa', 'sans-serif'";
      Game Portal Skin: "'Bebas Neue', 'serif'"; "'Karla', 'sans-serif'";
      Gaming Skin: "'D-DIN', 'sans-serif'"; "'Roboto', 'serif'";
      Glamour Skin: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Unna', 'serif'";
      Healthcare Skin: "'Roboto Slab', 'serif'"; "'Roboto', 'sans-serif'";
      Hunting & Fishing Skin: "'D-DIN', 'sans-serif'"; "'Roboto', 'serif'";
      Illustration Skin: "'Open Sans', 'sans-serif'"; "'Maven Pro', 'sans-serif'";
      Lifehacking Skin: "'Roboto', 'serif'"; "'Barlow Condensed', 'sans-serif'";
      Lifestyle Skin: "'Open Sans', 'sans-serif'"; "'Cormorant Garamond', 'sans-serif'";
      LGBTQ Skin: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'roc-grotesk', 'sans-serif'";
      Men's Style Skin: "'futura-pt', 'sans-serif'"; "'museo', 'serif'";
      Military Skin: "'Open Sans', 'sans-serif'"; "'Work Sans', 'sans-serif'";
      Minimalist Skin: "'Roboto', 'sans-serif'"; "'sofia-pro', 'sans-serif'";
      Monochrome Skin: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Karla', 'sans-serif'"; "'Source Serif Pro', 'serif'";
      Movies Skin: "'Open Sans', 'sans-serif'"; "'Red Hat Text', 'sans-serif'";
      Music Skin: "'Open Sans', 'sans-serif'"; "'Work Sans', 'sans-serif'";
      News Skin: "'Open Sans', 'sans-serif'"; "'Ibarra Real Nova', 'serif'";
      Nutrition Skin: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Arvo', 'serif'";
      Outdoors Skin: "'Open Sans', 'sans-serif'"; "'soleil', 'sans-serif'";
      Plants Skin: "'Mukta', 'serif'"; "'PT Serif', 'sans-serif'";
      Politics Skin: "'Sintony', 'serif'"; "'Cardo', 'sans-serif'"; "'PT Serif', 'sans-serif'";
      Reviews Skin: "'Roboto', 'serif'"; "'futura-pt', 'sans-serif'";
      Science Skin: "'Rubik', 'sans-serif'"; "'Frank Ruhl Libre', 'serif'";
      Sport Skin: "'museo-sans', 'sans-serif'";
      Tech Skin: "'Roboto', 'serif'"; "'Roboto Condensed', 'sans-serif'";
      Travel Blog Skin: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Karla', 'sans-serif'"; "'Gelasio', 'serif'";
      Vintage Skin: "'Oswald', 'sans-serif'"; "'Clear Sans', 'sans-serif'"; "'Gagalin', 'sans-serif'";
      Viral Skin: "'Rubik', 'serif'"; "'Spartan', 'sans-serif'";
      Women's Skin: "'Istok Web', 'serif'"; "'Abril Fatface', 'cursive'";
      Yoga Skin: "'Lora', 'serif'"; "'Karla', 'sans-serif'"; "'span', 'serif'";
    2. You can also check the kicker/skins/skin_name/skin-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.
  • Icons:
    1. Fontello icons set. You can expand the list of available icons by adding new ones from the fontello website. In order to add new icons proceed to wp-content/themes/your-theme/skins/skin-name/css/font-icons/config.json. Watch this video guide for more information.
      Please note, the location of config.json file and website page builder with available set of widgets/shortcodes in your theme may vary from the video provided!
    2. Powerkit plug-in with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest integractions.
    3. 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/, http://peopleimages.com/, https://unsplash.com/, https://www.shutterstock.com/ and https://www.pexels.com/;
    2. The playstation pattern for Gaming Skin is taken from www.subtlepatterns.com;
    3. 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.
  • XD Files:

    IMPORTANT! Please note that we do not include theme related .XD 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.

This chapter is for those who whould like to speed up their websites and care about the page loading speed. There are a lot of different ways to make your website work faster, but we will focus on the plug-ins we have used on our demos, though they are not provided with the theme.

A lot of users access the website at the same time. This makes the server work slowly and takes more time to load the web page for each user. Caching is the way to store the current version of your web page on the server and prevent from sending requests to the server for each user each time.

We have used one optimizing plug-in: Autoptimize on our demos.

Below you can find short description of this plug-in as well as some main settings from our demos.

PLEASE NOTE! There is no unique recommended configuration of the plug-in's settings, suitable for every website. The same settings can work differently on different websites. By default, some plug-ins can activate or disable the settings, depending on your individual WordPress setup and hosting. Please feel free to play around with the plug-in's settings yourself in order to receive the better result.

Autoptimize

This plug-in (not provided with the theme) allows you to optimize your WordPress site. It can aggregate, minify and cache scripts and styles, injects CSS in the page head by default but can also inline critical CSS and defer the aggregated full CSS, moves and defers scripts to the footer and minifies HTML. You can optimize and lazy-load images (with support for WebP and AVIF formats), optimize Google Fonts, async non-aggregated JavaScript, remove WordPress core emoji cruft and much more. Please click here for more information about the plug-in. The official plug-in page is here.

Please navigate to Settings (WP Dashboard) > Autoptimize and customize plug-in's settings.



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.