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

License

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

What is allowed with the single regular license:

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

What is not allowed:

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

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

PSD Files & Images

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

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

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

Bundled Plug-ins

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

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

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

Support Policy

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

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

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

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

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

Third-party Extensions

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

Articles & Video Tutorials

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

WordPress Information

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

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

Theme Requirements

To use this theme you must be running at least WordPress 4.7, PHP 5.6.20 or higher. If you use a hosting service with limited resources (e.g. GoDaddy!), you may experience issues with the "one-click" demo data installation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Theme Installation

Unpacking the theme

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

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

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

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

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

There are 2 ways to install the theme:

  • via FTP:
    1. Log into your web server with FTP client software.
    2. Unzip the rareradio.zip file and ONLY use the extracted /rareradio theme folder.
    3. Upload the extracted rareradio 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 rareradio.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 and some personal information. Theme activation allows you to get access to plug-ins, demo content, support and updates. To get the code, please navigate to your ThemeForest "Downloads" page and click on the theme download link. Check this guide for more details.

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

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

Plug-ins Installation

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

  • Contact Form 7
  • Ditty News Ticker
  • Elementor (required)
  • Essential Addons for Elementor
  • Essential Grid
  • Give - Donation Plugin
  • Image Hotspot by DevVN
  • Instagram Feed
  • MailChimp for WordPress
  • Slider Revolution
  • The Events Calendar
  • ThemeREX Addons (required)
  • Timetable and Event Schedule;
  • WooCommerce

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

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

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

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

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.

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 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 rareradio-child.zip file in the theme package and upload it via the WordPress admin panel. Alternatively, you can unzip it and upload via FTP (see main theme installation chapter).

Using a Child Theme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Demo Content

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

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

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

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

On the page that showed up set the required parameters.

Partial Import

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

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

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

Full Import

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

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

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

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

Installation FAQs

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

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

Theme Update

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

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

Update Option 1. Update using 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 2. Update using FTP client

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

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

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

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

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

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

Site Title

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

Tagline

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

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

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

Site Icon (Favicon)

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

Logo-related settings

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

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 Layouts: Logo elementor 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, as well as set the page width (site content + sidebar) in pixels.

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

Boxed

Wide

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


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

Fullwidth

Fullscreen

Sidebar-related settings

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

    Additional options for "Left/Right" sidebar position:
    1. Sidebar position on the small screen - select the position of the sidebar on devices with small screen (except for mobile devices): above/below the content area.
    2. Sidebar widgets - specify which widget set to show in the sidebar area.
  • Sidebar width - specify the width of the sidebar (in pixels).
  • Sidebar gap - specify the gap between content and sidebar (in pixels).
  • Expand content - expands the content width when the sidebar is hidden.

Design & Effects-related settings

Here you can select a border radius for the form fields and buttons and specify image's/button's hovers.

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

Miscellaneous setting

This setting is responsible for specifying SEO-related parameters.

Text with Privacy Policy link

Specify the text for the checkbox in a default form (Elementor "Form" widget), comment form on single posts and in login/register 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.

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. For custom header style you can specify the header layout (available only if the ThemeREX Addons plug-in is activated) and follow the direct link for editing the selected custom layout if needed.

Available Custom Header Layouts:

  1. Header Full
  2. Header Main
  3. Header Main Courses
  4. Header Main Without Title
  5. Header Simple
  6. Header Simple With Title
  7. Header Single Blog

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

Main Menu-related settings

These settings allow choosing the menu position and behavior on mobile devices, as well as uploading a mobile menu image.

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

"Menu mobile image" option - places the selected image to the left of the mobile menu.

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/rareradio/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 Layouts: Logo elementor 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. You can also follow the direct link for editing the selected custom layout if needed.

Available Custom Footer Layouts:

  1. Main Footer
  2. Second Footer

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 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/rareradio/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 and follow the direct link for editing the selected custom layout if needed.

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.

Sidebar-related settings

  • Sidebar position on mobile - 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.
  • Sidebar widgets - specify which widget set to show in the sidebar area (for left/right sidebar).
  • Expand content - expands the content width when the sidebar is hidden.

Footer-related settings

These settings allow selecting 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 also follow the direct link for editing the selected custom layout if needed.

Menus

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

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

Below are predefined Menu locations:

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

Predefined Menu sets:

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

Widgets

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

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

By default our theme supports 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 > Widgets/Footer).

Widget Sets Assignment for the Whole Site

Body widgets (for sidebar) are accessible in Appearance > Customize > General section.

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

Widget Sets Assignment for a Specific Page

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

Customizing Widget Sets that are already enabled on a Specific Page

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

Below are options responsible for managing widgets.

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

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

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

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

Custom Widgets

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

  • ThemeREX Audio Player: Shows an audio player.
  • ThemeREX Blogger: Shows 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.
  • ThemeREX Calendar: Displays a regular calendar.
  • ThemeREX Contacts: Displays your Logo and contact information.
  • ThemeREX Custom Links: Inserts custom links with icon, title and description.
  • ThemeREX Google map: Shows Google map with specified address. To make the google map function properly, please make sure there is a valid API key in the "Google API key" field in the Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > ThemeREX Addons > API tab.
  • ThemeREX Layouts: Displays already built custom layout from the Layouts (WP Dashboard) > All Layouts menu.
  • ThemeREX Recent News: Displays the most recent news.
  • ThemeREX Recent Posts: Displays the most recent posts.
  • ThemeREX Services: Shows the services items (menu).
  • ThemeREX Slider: Displays the slides via Posts (Swiper) Slider or Revolution Slider.
  • ThemeREX Socials: Shows the links to social network profiles. The social icons inherit the links (URLs) to your social profiles specified in the Theme Panel (WP Dashboard) > ThemeREX Addons > Socials tab.
  • ThemeREX Team Members: Displays the members.
  • ThemeREX Testimonials: Shows testimonials posts.
  • ThemeREX Twitter: Shows latest tweets from Twitter account.
  • ThemeREX Video Player: Displays a video player.
  • ThemeREX WooCommerce Search: Displays advanced search form for products.

Homepage Settings

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

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

Front Page Builder

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

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

Blog > Posts page

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

These settings are applied to all types of blog pages, including Posts pages defined in the WordPress settings (Posts, available post types: Testimonials), 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.
  • Posts content - displays either the full post length or a post excerpt.
  • Excerpt length - regulates the length of the post excerpt (in words). If the post excerpt is explicitly specified - it appears unchanged. This option appears if "Posts content" is set to "Excerpt".
  • 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 and follow the direct link for editing the selected custom layout if needed.

Sidebar-related settings

  • Sidebar position - moves sidebar to the right or left hand side of the page, or hides it. The Inherit option inherits the value specified in the Appearance > Customize > General panel.
  • Sidebar position on the small screen - sets the position of the sidebar on devices with small screen resolution: above/below the content area. This options is available for left/right/inherit sidebar position. The Inherit option inherits the value specified in the Appearance > Customize > General panel.
  • Sidebar widgets - specify which widget set to show in the sidebar area.
  • Expand content - expands the content width when the sidebar is hidden.

Advanced settings

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

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

Blog > Single posts

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

Header-related settings

These settings allow selecting header style and position. For custom header style you can specify the header layout and follow the direct link for editing the selected custom layout if needed.

Sidebar-related settings

  • Sidebar position - moves sidebar to the right or left hand side of the page, or hides it. The Inherit option inherits the value specified in the Appearance > Customize > General panel.
  • Sidebar position on the small screen - sets the position of the sidebar on devices with small screen resolution: above/below the content area. This options is available for left/right/inherit sidebar position.
  • Sidebar widgets - specify which widget set to show in the sidebar area (for left/right sidebar).
  • Expand content - expands the content width when the sidebar is hidden.

Featured image and title

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

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

    Type of post thumbnail (featured image):

    Fullwidth (above content)

    Boxed (above content)

    Default (inside content)

    Post header position (post title and post meta):

    Above the post thumbnail (featured image)

    Under the thumbnail
    (above the content area)

    Default
    (at the top of content area)

  • Show post meta - enable/disable the additional post information, such as date, author, comments, etc. If this option is enabled, choose which post meta elements to display. You can also change their order by dragging and dropping.
  • Show share links - enable/disable social media sharing buttons;
  • Show author info - show/hide the author bio section;

Related Posts settings

Here you can enable related posts on a single post's page.

  • 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.

WooCommerce

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

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

Theme-specific Options

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

Product List settings

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

Single Product settings

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

Content-related setting

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

Header-related settings

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

Sidebar-related settings

These settings are responsible for specifying widgets set for a sidebar and its position on Shop List page and single product posts as well as their versions for devices with small screen resolution.
"Expand content" option expands the content width when the sidebar is hidden.

Footer-related settings

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


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

Typography

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

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

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

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

Colors

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

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

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

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

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

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

Color Scheme Editor

Here you can customize the color schemes of your website.

Three additional buttons are available:

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

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

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

Both modes contain the following groups of settings:

MAIN

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

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

ALTER

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

EXTRA

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

INVERSE

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

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

INPUT (for advanced mode only)

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

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

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

Background

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

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

Plugins settings > Courses

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

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

Style-related settings

Here you can enable/disable courses post type, specify the style of the courses archive as well as add a contact form to a single course post.
Please check "Disable post type Courses" option only if you do not want to use this post type.
Apply "Style" option only after you save the other options!

Post animation in the archive - select the animation to show posts in the archive. Attention! Do not use any animation on pages with the "wheel to the anchor" behaviour!

Contact form option:

  • None - hides a form on a single course post;
  • Default - adds default contact form that is built using Form Elementor widget.
  • "Contact form 1"/"Contact Form 2" - inserts already built contact form (available if Contact Form 7 plug-in is installed). These contact forms are pre-built and come with the theme. They can be customized in Contact (WP Dashboard) > Contact Forms.

Content-related setting

This setting is responsible for choosing the body style of the courses posts. For "Boxed" body style here you can upload the background image.

Header-related settings

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

Sidebar-related settings

These settings are responsible for specifying widgets set for a sidebar and its position for All Courses page and single couse posts as well as their versions for devices with small screen resolution.
"Expand content" option expands the content width when the sidebar is hidden.

Footer-related settings

These settings allow selecting footer style. 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 also follow the direct link for editing the selected custom layout if needed.

Single course item settings

Here you can choose whether to show or hide related posts on a single course page; specify related course and their columns quantity (if "Show related posts" option is checked).

Plugins settings > Services

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

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

Style-related settings

Here you can enable/disable services post type, specify the style of the services archive as well as add a contact form to a single service post.
Please check "Disable post type Services" option only if you do not want to use this post type.
Apply "Style" option only after you save the other options!

Post animation in the archive - select the animation to show posts in the archive. Attention! Do not use any animation on pages with the "wheel to the anchor" behaviour!

Contact form option:

  • None - hides a form on a single service post;
  • Default - adds default contact form that is built using Form Elementor widget.
  • "Contact form 1"/"Contact Form 2" - inserts already built contact form (available if Contact Form 7 plug-in is installed). These contact forms are pre-built and come with the theme. They can be customized in Contact (WP Dashboard) > Contact Forms.

Content-related setting

This setting is responsible for choosing the body style of the services posts. For "Boxed" body style here you can upload the background image.

Header-related settings

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

Sidebar-related settings

These settings are responsible for specifying widgets set for a sidebar and its position for All Services page and single service posts as well as their versions for devices with small screen resolution.
"Expand content" option expands the content width when the sidebar is hidden.

Footer-related settings

These settings allow selecting footer style. 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 also follow the direct link for editing the selected custom layout if needed.

Single service item settings

Here you can choose whether to show or hide related posts on a single service page; specify related services and their columns quantity (if "Show related posts" option is checked).

Plugins settings > Team

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

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

Style-related settings

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

Post animation in the archive - select the animation to show posts in the archive. Attention! Do not use any animation on pages with the "wheel to the anchor" behaviour!

Content-related setting

This setting is responsible for choosing the body style of the team posts. For "Boxed" body style here you can upload the background image.

Header-related settings

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

Sidebar-related settings

These settings are responsible for specifying widgets set for a sidebar and its position for All Team Members page and single team posts as well as their versions for devices with small screen resolution.
"Expand content" option expands the content width when the sidebar is hidden.

Footer-related settings

These settings allow selecting footer style. 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 also follow the direct link for editing the selected custom layout if needed.

Plugins settings > Events

Settings of this group allow you to manage an overall look and behavior of events-related pages (all events page and single event posts). This section is available, if the Events Calendar plug-in is installed and activated.

IMPORTANT! The number of events posts displayed on all events page (for the "List View" mode) is inherited from the Events (WP Dashboard) > Settings > General > Number of events to show per page option. The events posts can be added/customized in WordPress Dashboard Menu > Events section.

Content-related setting

This setting is responsible for choosing the body style of the events posts. For "Boxed" body style here you can upload the background image.

Header-related settings

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

Sidebar-related settings

These settings are responsible for specifying widgets set for a sidebar and its position for All Events page and single event posts as well as their versions for devices with small screen resolution.
"Expand content" option expands the content width when the sidebar is hidden.

Footer-related settings

These settings allow selecting footer style. 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 also follow the direct link for editing the selected custom layout if needed.

Additional CSS

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

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

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

New Page Creation

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

Page Templates

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

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

Custom Page Settings

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

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

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

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

Assigning a Page as a Homepage

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

  1. Navigate to Settings > Reading menu item in the WordPress dashboard menu.
  2. In Your homepage displays section select 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.


The theme comes with the following set of Homepages.

Radio One page

Below you can find the screenshots of "Radio One" front-end with hotspots describing where you can customize content for a particular section and the "Theme Options" settings.

The background color/image for the page blocks can be set or managed in the Edit Section > Style > Background tab 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.

Theme Options settings (Radio One page):

Radio Two page

This is how the second version looks like.

The background color for the page blocks can be managed in the Edit Section > Style > Background tab in the Elementor widgets panel.

Theme Options settings (Radio Two page):

Radio Archive page

This is how the third version looks like.

To customize the background color/image for the page blocks, navigate to the Edit Section/Column > Style > Background tab in the Elementor widgets panel. Use the navigator if needed.

Theme Options settings (Radio Archive page):

Our Courses page

This is how the fourth version looks like.

The background color for the page sections can be managed in the Edit Section > Style > Background tab in the Elementor widgets panel.

Theme Options settings (Our Courses page):

Custom CSS Classes

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

  • <span>some text/figures</span> - inserts additional spaces between the words/figures in news ticker.
  • (( your title )) - applies the alternative style of the title in Title (Accent style only!) and Promo Elementor widgets.
  • .radio_form_row - stylizes inputs in pre-built contact forms (built using the Contact Form 7 plug-in).
  • .rareradio_with_date - outputs the date of the post to the right of the featured image (Slider Elementor widget, Swiper style). Please see Radio Two and Our Courses pages for more information.
  • .mp_custom_view - stylizes the timetable on Radio One page.

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.

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

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

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

  3. Submenu - the layout is used to create custom dropdown menu without installing Uber Menu/Mega Menu plug-ins. You can apply the submenu layout in the Appearance > Menus > Layout of submenu (optional) field.
    "Layout of submenu" field appears only when at least one submenu layout is created.
    Please view this article for more information about submenu layouts.
  4. Blog - custom style or template to output the Blog Stream page or posts elements in Blogger Elementor 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.
  5. 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 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.

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.

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.
  • 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: Language

In case the WPML plug-in is active, the widget displays button (drop-down list) that allows choosing the necessary language for the current page.

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!

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 Layouts: Logo elementor 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.
  • Burger - just a button that opens Mobile menu.

Direction of the menu items: Horizontal or Vertical.

Specify default behavior for a responsive menu in the 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: 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 - 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 our theme. If you have imported the full demo content, they will be available for you from the start. Otherwise, you would need to generate them in 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 five 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. Blog Layouts - creates a template to output the Blog Stream page or post parts in Blogger Elementor widget.
  5. Custom Layouts - pastes layouts in any area of the website, except header and footer.

Important! Please be aware that this theme does not provide any examples of custom, blog and submenu 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.

The news ticker works only if the Ditty News Ticker plug-in is installed and activated. Please navigate to News Tickers (WP Dashboard) menu to manage the tickers.

The background color/image for the sections can be set or managed in Edit Section > Style > Background in the Elementor editor.

  • Header Full

    The 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.

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

  • Header Main

  • Header Main Courses

  • Header Main Without Title

  • Header Simple

  • Header Simple With Title

  • Header Single Blog

    You can customize the background image for the Title and Breadcrumbs area in the Edit Layouts: Title > Content tab in the Elementor editor panel.

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 background color for the footer sections can be customized in the Edit Section > Style > Background tab in the Elementor widgets panel.

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

Courses

If you want to add a courses section to your web page, you need to create the courses posts and display them using the Courses widget (ThemeREX Addons Extensions group).

In order to build a new course post, click on Courses > Add New in your WordPress dashboard.

Below is an example of the back-end view of a single course post.

Apart from the standard fields, such as title, description, courses group, excerpt, and featured image, you can use additional fields in the Item Options panel:

  • Date/Time/Duration
  • Price
  • Link to course product - link the course to one of your WooCommerce products (if the WooCommerce plug-in is enabled);

The single course page as well as all courses page inherit the general settings (for header, footer, etc.) specified in Appearance > Customize > Plugins Settings > Courses.

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

Courses Widget (ThemeREX Addons Extensions group)

After creating the required number of courses posts, you need to output them on your page using an elementor widget. Add a new Elementor Page Builder section to your page and select the Courses widget (ThemeREX Addons Extensions group), Blogger widget (ThemeREX Addons Elements group) or Services widget (ThemeREX Addons Extensions group).

The Courses widget provides you with a large number of options, including the layout, the number of columns, title, subtitle and many more. You can also display them in a form of a slider by enabling this option under the Slider tab.

Services

If you want to add a services section to your web page, you need to create the services posts and output them using the Services widget (ThemeREX Addons Extensions group) or Blogger widget (ThemeREX Addons Elements group).

In order to create a new service, click on Services (WP Dashboard) > Add New.

The back-end view of a single service post:

Apart from the standard fields, such as title, description, services group, excerpt, and featured image, you can use additional fields in the Item Options panel:

  • Price
  • Select linked product - link the service to one of your WooCommerce products (if the WooCommerce plug-in is enabled).
  • Item's icon - the icon you want to associate with your service.
  • Icon's color
  • Item's pictogram - the pictogram you want to associate with your service.
  • Alternative link - external link to the service's website.

The single service pages as well as all services page inherit the general settings (for header, footer, etc.) specified in Appearance > Customize > Plugins Settings > Services.

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

Services Widget (ThemeREX Addons Extensions group)

After creating the required number of service posts, you need to display them on your page using an elementor widget. Add a new Elementor Page Builder section to your page, and under the ThemeREX Addons Extensions group of elements, select the Services or Blogger widget (ThemeREX Addons Elements group).

The Services widget provides you with a large number of options, including the layout style, featured element, featured element position, number of posts to show, and many more.

Team

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

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

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

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

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

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

Team Widget (ThemeREX Addons Extensions group)

Display the team member section on the front-end using the Team widget (Elementor Page Builder > ThemeREX Addons Extensions group), Blogger widget (ThemeREX Addons Elements group) or Services widget (ThemeREX Addons Extensions group). The Team widget provides you with a number of display options that let you customize the section in detail.

Testimonials

Add a new testimonial by clicking Testimonials (WP Dashboard) > Add New.

Here, you can add a person's name, item's subtitle (Item Options section), picture and insert the testimonial content. The published date sets automatically after the post is saved. Please see the screenshot below with the back-end view of a testimonial post:

The single testimonial page inherits the global settings (for header, footer, etc.) specified in Appearance > Customize. The sidebar can be added in Appearance > Customize > Posts Page > Sidebar.

Testimonials Widget (ThemeREX Addons Extensions group)

Insert the testimonials on your page using the Testimonials widget (Elementor Page Builder > ThemeREX Addons Extensions group), Blogger widget (ThemeREX Addons Elements group) or Services widget (ThemeREX Addons Extensions group).

Specify the Testimonials widget settings, including the layout, the number of columns, title, subtitle and other. You can also display them in a form of a slider by enabling this option under the Slider tab.

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

ThemeREX Addons Elements group

Accordion of posts

This elementor widget inserts accordion with custom content.

Select which type of content to show in the Select content source option under "Content" tab > Item settings.

  • Use Content - enter custom text using the the Elementor Editor panel.
  • Pages - specify the page to take the content from.
  • Layouts - displays content taken from the already built custom layout (WP Dashboard > Layouts post type).

Example:

Actions

This elementor widget inserts "Call to action" item or columns layout.

Example:

Anchor

The Anchor elementor 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 category posts/pages/custom posts types. Just specify the post type to show the posts from in the Edit Blogger > Content > Post type field in the Elementor panel.

Example:

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

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

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

Button

This elementor widget displays buttons.

Examples:

Countdown

This elementor widget displays countdown.

Example:

Form

This elementor widget displays a contact form. The text for the checkbox "I agree..." 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 default form without consent checkbox, just leave the "Text with Privacy Policy link" option empty in the Appearance > Customize > General section!

Example:

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

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

Google Map

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

Example:

Icons

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

Example:

Price

This elementor widget inserts a price table divided by blocks.

Example:

Promo

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

Example:

You can use the alternative style of the title, just wrap the needed part of your title in (( your title )).

The text on the star can be customized in the Edit Promo > Content > Additional Content tab in the Elementor widgets panel, using the visual editor.

Skills

This elementor widget displays skills counters and pie charts.

Example:

Slider

This elementor widget lets you insert several types of sliders, namely:

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

Example (Swiper Slider):

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 Controls tab.

We have added custom CSS class .rareradio_with_date to display the date of the post to the right of the featured image. Please see Radio Two and Our Courses pages for more information.


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.


Example (Revolution Slider):

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

Example:

Table

This elementor widget inserts a regular table.

Example:

Title

This elementor widget inserts a regular title.

Example:

For the Accent style you can enclose some words in (( your title )) to make them stand out from the rest.

ThemeREX Addons Widgets group

Widget: Audio Player

This elementor widget inserts an Audio Player widget.

Example:

Widget: Calendar

This elementor widget displays a calendar.

Example:

Widget: Contacts

This elementor widget inserts logo, short description and contacts. Please specify the necessary links (URLs) to your social profiles in the Theme Panel > ThemeREX Addons > Socials tab. If you want to add a google map, make sure there is a valid API key in the "Google API key" field in the Theme Panel > ThemeREX Addons > API tab.

Example:

Custom Links widget inserts custom links with icon, title and description. Using this widget you can also create a list with links or a menu.

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.

Example:

Widget: Socials

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

Example:

Widget: Twitter Feed

This elementor widget displays posts from your twitter account. Please use your own "Token keys" to make the widget display your twitter feed properly.

Example:

Widget: Video Player

This elementor widget displays a video file.

Example:

ThemeREX Addons Extensions group

Courses

This elementor widget displays courses posts. To manage "Courses" proceed to the WordPress Dashboard Menu > Courses post type. Update "Courses Group", "Item Options" (for start date, duration and price) and "Featured Image" (for an image) settings.
"Link to course product" in the Item Options section works only if the WooCommerce plug-in is installed.

Example:

Services

This elementor widget displays category posts/pages/custom posts types. By default, it inserts available services.
To manage "Services" proceed to the WordPress Dashboard Menu > Services post type. Use "Services Group", "Item Options" (for the icon/pictogram and price), "Featured Image" (for the image), "Excerpt" (for the summary) settings and the general content section (if the "Excerpt" section is empty) to customize the post.

Example:

You can choose whether to display image/pictogram/icon/number in the services widget's content settings.

The excerpt section can be hidden in the Layout tab.

In the Edit Services > Content > Post type field you can select another type of posts for output: category posts/pages/custom posts types.

Team

This elementor widget displays team members. To manage "Teams" proceed to the WordPress Dashboard Menu > Team post type. Use "Team Group", "Item Options" (for the position and social links), "Featured Image" and "Excerpt" (for the summary) settings to customize the post.
The summary is available for "Default" layout only.

Example:

Testimonials

This elementor widget displays testimonials block. To manage "Testimonials" proceed to the WordPress Dashboard Menu > Testimonials post type. Use "Testimonials Group", "Item Options" (for the position or any other text), "Featured Image", "Excerpt" (for the summary) settings and content section (in case the "Excerpt" section is empty) to customize the post.

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:

Give Donation Form

This elementor widget displays donation form. It works only if the Give - Donation plug-in is installed.
To manage "Donations" proceed to the WordPress Dashboard Menu > Donations > All Forms post type.

Example:

MP Timetable

This elementor widget displays events timetable. It works only if the Timetable and Event Schedule plug-in is installed.
To manage "Events" proceed to the WordPress Dashboard Menu > Timetable > Events post type.

Please set the page/block contrasting background color/image before using this widget.

Example:

We have used custom CSS class .mp_custom_view to stylize the timetable.

Events List

This elementor widget displays events posts. It works only if The Events Calendar plug-in is installed.
To manage "Events" proceed to the WordPress Dashboard Menu > Events > Events post type and update all sections to your needs (start/end date, time, title, featured image, etc.).

Example:

This elementor widget inserts advanced search form for products. Two layouts (types) are available: Inline and Form.

Example:

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.
  • 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):

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

Example (Popup layout with grid gallery):

Example (Panel layout with grid gallery):

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 add-ons 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.

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

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

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

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

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

API

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

Socials

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

Shortcodes

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

Theme Specific

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

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

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

Contact Form 7

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

The theme comes with pre-built contact forms that can be customized in Contact (WP Dashboard) > Contact Forms. Below you can find an example of one of them.

[contact-form-7 id="1148" title="Contact form 1"]

We have used additional CSS class .radio_form_row to stylize inputs in pre-built contact forms.

Ditty News Ticker

This plug-in helps you easily add custom news tickers to your site either through shortcodes, direct functions, or using a custom Ditty News Ticker Widget.

There are 3 default ticker modes:

  • Scroll Mode - scroll the ticker data left, right, up or down;
  • Rotate Mode - rotate through the ticker data;
  • List Mode - display your ticker data in a list;

Paid extensions are also available.

Please view the links below for more information about Ditty News Ticker plug-in:

  1. Official plug-in's page.
  2. Official WordPress plug-in's page.
[ditty_news_ticker id="2310"]

If you want to add additional spaces between the words/figures, like on our demo, wrap your text in <span>some text/figures</span>.

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.

Essential Addons for Elementor

This plug-in enhances Elementor page builder by providing you with 57+ creative elements, 100+ pre-built templates and sections, 29+ free widgets. Such additional elements are easy customizable and were designed to make your website prettier. No extra resources or messy codes are required that can slow down your website. Moreover, you can enable/disable individual elements and deactivate unnecessary widgets in the Essential Addons (WP Dashboard) > Elements section. This will keep your website lite.

Please check the following links for more information regarding plug-in's functionality:

Essential Grid

We have added an Essential Grid plug-in, to let you create nice gallery views. Check this link for more information.
You can also check a video tutorial showing how to create a new essential grid gallery.

All demo galleries can be customized in WP Dashboard > Ess. Grid tab:

Give - Donation Plug-in

Free Give - Donation plug-in provides you with a powerful donation platform optimized for online giving. You can accept charitable gifts through customizable donation forms, view donation statistics and reports, manage donors, and integrate with a wide variety of third-party gateways and services. Please click here for more information about this plugin.

Official plug-in's documentation can be viewed here.

You can extend the power and functionality of Give by using Add-ons. For example, you can use one of add-ons to accept funds through your favorite payment gateway, enable recurring donations, or send donor emails to your favorite email marketing platform. Please follow this link to view the list of available Give’s Add-ons.

Donation Goal

[give_goal id="2255"]

Donation Form

[give_form id="2255"]

Donation History

[donation_history]

The backend settings can be found in the WP Dashboard menu > Donations > Settings tab.

Image Hotspot by DevVN

This plug-in allows you to add hotspots to your images. Create the hotspot items in Image Hotspot (WP Dashboard) section and output them on your website using a shortcode. Check this link or video tutorial for more information.

[devvn_ihotspot id="1131"]

Instagram Feed

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

[instagram-feed]

MailChimp

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

The backend settings can be found in the WP Dashboard menu > MC4WP > MailChimp tab.

[mc4wp_form id="1158"]

Slider Revolution

If you need to display posts, pages, or custom post types in a form of a slider, also check out Swiper Slider.

Our theme is fully compatible with an extremely powerful Revolution Slider plug-in. It allows you to create an unlimited number of sliders and set anywhere you want on the page within the necessary widget. Please view our article for more information about revolution slider customization.

Check the following links for more information regarding the Revolution Slider functionality:

  1. Download sample sliders
  2. Slider usage Example and how-tos
  3. Layers creating guide

Below is an example of the Revolution Slider's main page back-end (default slider style with slides):

The following additional CSS classes stylize the elements of the slider like on our demo:

  • (( your title )) - applies the alternative style of the title.
  • .rr_popup_link - stylizes the play button that triggers a popup window with a video (Home-1 slider). The layout widget with a video should be inserted to the content section of a particular page. Please see Radio One page for more information. The play button is built using a text layer with a link inserted into it, like on the screenshot below.
  • .color_style_red - alternative button style on red background (Home-2 and Courses sliders).

Slider Revolution with images from posts/pages, etc.

The Revolution slider also allows you to use the images from the already created website elements like posts/pages as well as from social profiles streams, etc. This method also preserves adding the needed information (text/buttons) or effects via slider layers. Such images can be specified in Slider Settings. Just open a particular slider, navigate to "Module General Options" tab (gear icon) and set the required parameters in the Content section.

Add Slider Revolution via Elementor Widget

You can add sliders to your page using elements in Elementor Page Builder. Insert either the Revolution Slider widget (WordPress group) or Slider widget (ThemeREX Addons Elements group) to the page and choose slider engine - Slider Revoluion. You can also use a shortcode, like [rev_slider alias="home-1"][/rev_slider].

Add Slider Revolution via Widgets area

You can also add Slider Revolution via widgets and place the slider not only in the header of the page (might vary, depending on default sidebars locations available for a particular theme).

Please note! In case you do not have a slider set up (but the Revolution Slider plug-in is already installed), you need to create it first and fill with slides by navigating to Slider Revolution tab in the WP Dashboard side menu.

  1. Navigate to the Appearance > Widgets in the WordPress dashboard menu.
  2. Locate the Revolution Slider widget and drag and drop it to any of the available widget sets. Specify the necessary parameters and click on "Save" button. See the example below.
  3. Navigate to the page on which you want your slider to appear and enable the necessary widget area in the Theme Options panel.
  4. Once it's finished click "Update" and "Preview Changes" buttons to see how it will look on the front-end.

The Events Calendar

This awesome plug-in helps you create and manage events easily. Here are some of it's features: Rapidly create events, Saved venues & organizers, Calendar month view with tooltips, Event search, Events Taxonomies (Categories & Tags), Completely responsive from mobile to tablet to desktop.

More information on how to properly use this plug-in can be found here.

Here is an additional video tutorial that might help you to have a better understanding of how this plug-in functions.

You can find the backend settings in the WordPress Dashboard > Events > Settings tab.

Timetable and Event Schedule

MotoPress Timetable and Event Schedule is an all-around organizer plug-in developed to help you create and manage online schedules for a single or multiple events, customize the appearance of each event, add date, time, description and display all the needed items in a carefully-crafted timetable. It also comes with Upcoming events widget that will help you keep the sidebar clutter-free. The plug-in can be used for timetabling different types of events like various lessons, gym classes, festivals, conferences, ceremonies, case-studies, formal parties, concerts, and much more. It’s handy in terms of backend management and maximum easy for your audience to use.

More information on how to properly use this plug-in can be viewed here.
We also recommend checking plug-in's documentation.

Plug-in's settings are available via WordPress Dashboard Menu > Timetable section.

Single event posts can be customized in the WordPress Dashboard Menu > Timetable > Events section.

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.

We recommend using Poedit software for translation-related purposes.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Fonts:

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

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

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

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