General Information

Introduction

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 easily readable code.

Windsor is a responsive and clean Blog WordPress theme, made by a team of creative professionals here at Themerex.
Themerex is a place to buy premium WordPress themes and HTML templates covered by effective and helpful support. Creative, crazy about details and innovative. We are a small and customers oriented company aiming to exceed your expectations!

Rate This Theme

PLEASE do not forget to rate this theme on ThemeForest. It only takes a second but it helps more than you think and of course it is always good to know what others think about our work.
If you like our theme, please consider rating it with 5 stars.You can rate it in the "Downloads" section of your account:

How To Use This Document

Before you get started we highly encourage you to get familiar with this documentation file. Spending half an hour reading the manual may save a lot of your time and avoid questions with obvious answers.

To quickly find the necessary information click on the "Search" button in the upper right corner of this documentation file and type the "keyword" you are looking for in the opened "Find Window" search box.
Alternatively you can use your browser's built-in "Search" tool. To do that press the CTRL+F (in Windows) or CMD+F (in OSX) keystroke to open the search bar.

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. In short:

What is allowed with single regular license:

  1. You can create one website for yourself or for your client and you can transfer that single website to your client for any fee. This license is then transferred to your client.

  2. You can install the theme on your test server for testing/development purposes (that installation shouldn't 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. Theme updates for that single End Product (website) are free.

What is not allowed:

  1. With single regular license it is 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, please check the links below:

Help & Support

Support Policy

Please read this user guide carefully, it will help you eliminate most of potential issues with incorrect configuration or using this template.

To be able to request a technical support assistance, you need to have a valid purchase code. To get the code, please navigate to your Themeforest "Download" page and click on the theme download link.
Check this link for more information on this matter: https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/202822600-Where-Is-My-Purchase-Code-.

PLEASE NOTE That as authors of this theme we do provide support only for the theme-related features and of course for the issues related strictly to this theme.
We do not provide support for configuration, installation, maintenance, customization, 3rd party plugins integration or any other compatibility issues that might arise. Nevertheless, there is an exception that is only applied to the plugin(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://themerex.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.

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. 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 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 from our partners at MockingBird Customization Studio.

PLEASE NOTE that this theme may not be compatible with some third-party extensions. It is impossible for theme authors to make the theme compatible with all the existing extensions by default.
Only the standard (“default”) WordPress theme is compatible with all third-party extensions. Please be aware that an author of the extension should provide a detailed instruction on how to integrate it with a custom theme (since nobody actually uses a “default” themes).

Customization

As we have mentioned above the theme's customization/modification is beyond the scope of our support policy. Nevertheless, if you in need of such service you can refer your request to our partners at MockingBird Customization Studio. They provide all kinds of services from template/theme installation to deep coding customizations.
All you need to do is follow this link https://mockingbird.ticksy.com/ and submit a ticket with detailed explanations of what needs to be done.

As for minor CSS tweaks the best way is to use Firebug (an add-on for Firefox), Chrome Developer Tools (available in Google Chrome) or other similar tools.
Check these short video tutorials regarding Firebug functionality features:

More information regarding CSS syntax can be found here:

Additional Information

IMPORTANT! Please be aware 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 at https://themerex.ticksy.com/

Please also be advised that all clipart images included in this theme are the 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.

Getting Started

WordPress Information

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

Theme Requirements

To use this theme you must be running at least WordPress 3.9, PHP5, mysql 5 or higher. If you use low-end hosting with limited resources (e.g. GoDaddy!), you may experience issues with "one-click" dummy data installation feature.
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

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 plugins.

Here is the list of other recommended web hosting services:

Theme Installation

Unpacking the theme

Before installing the theme, please make sure you unpacked the archive and extracted theme files. After unzipping the archive, you will see the following files:

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

To install "Windsor" theme, you must have WordPress installed. For information regarding WordPress platform installation, please check the WordPress Codex at http://codex.WordPress.org/Installing_WordPress or check this great video tutorial.

Update WordPress: To ensure a positive user experience, we highly recommend updating your WordPress to the latest stable version 4.0 or higher. This will help utilizing all of the latest features of WordPress.

If you have questions regarding the theme installation, we recommend reading the detailed instruction below.

You can install the theme in two ways:

  • via FTP:

    1. Log into your web server with FTP client software.

    2. Unzip the Windsor.zip file and ONLY use the extracted /Windsor theme folder.

    3. Upload the extracted /Windsor theme folder into /wp-content/themes folder.

    4. Upload the extracted /Windsor theme folder into /wp-content/themes folder.

    5. Navigate to the Appearance > Themes tab and activate the theme.

  • via WordPress:

    1. Login to admin panel.

    2. Navigate to Appearance > Themes and click on the Add New button.

    3. Choose Upload theme option. Click on Browse...(Choose file in Safari/Chrome), select the "Windsor.zip" 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. Once the theme is activated, you will be prompted to install the required Themerex addons and the other recommended plugins, if any. It might be (but not always should) Instagram Feed or MailChimp for WP (in case they are included), for example.
      All these plugins are included into the theme archive, or can be installed from the WordPress.org repository.
      The theme can function without the recommended plugins. But if you want your website look precisely as the demo page, you have to install all recommended plugins and import demo content. This is a good idea if you are building your website from scratch.
      However, if you have an existing website, you should be very careful with plugins installation and importing dummy data: this may affect an entire website's content, it's look, behavior and structure. Please refer to the Demo Content section for more details.

    6. As a final step - the new menu item Appearance > Theme Options. should appear in the WP Dashboard menu bar.

Plugins Installation

In order to make the theme look exactly as the demo page, you need to install recommended plugins. Click on Begin installing plugins link.

Alternatively, you can use Appearance > Install Plugins menu that redirects to the plugins installation page. Check all the listed plugins, select Install option and click on Apply button. Installation may take a few minutes, please be patient and do not refresh the page.

Find the list of included plugins below:

  • Essential Grid

  • Slider Revolution

  • Themerex Addons

  • Visual Composer Extensions All In One

  • WPBakery Visual Composer

SUCCESS! After the installation you will get a notification informing that plugins were installed successfully.

Demo Content

Our themes have simple One click dummy data import tool. It's very easy to use and you can get a precise copy of our demo website in just 1 click.

Before installing demo data, please make sure you have installed all the required plugins, please refer to Plugins installation section of this document for details.

IMPORTANT! When installing demo-data, ALL THE EXISTING CONTENTS of your website will be deleted and replaced with the new data! We highly recommend that you install demo data only on blank WordPress installation.

To import demo content into a WordPress site, please follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your site as an administrator.

  2. OPTIONAL! In case you will receive a notification message prompting to install required Utilities plugin (the plugin's name should usually match the theme's name, for example "Windsor Utilities"), click on Begin installing plugins" and install it on the corresponding page. IMPORTANT: The rest of recommended plugins are not mandatory for installation of demo content but highly recommended.

  3. Navigate to Appearance > Install Dummy Data:
  4. On the page that showed up set the required parameters.
  5. Click on "Start import" button.

    PLEASE NOTE It may take a while for demo data to be copied from our server to your site. It depends significantly on the Internet connection speed between your website and our server. Please wait patiently and do not refresh/leave the page.

  6. Once the data is successfully imported, you will see the following message: In most cases it works fine, but in case something goes wrong and data will not be imported, we recommend to repeat the procedure. The script will find the last item imported successfully and will continue the import automatically.
    If you are installing the theme to your local machine, please check your internet connection and firewall settings - it might affect the data transfer.

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.

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

It is a good practice to backup both your files and database regularly and especially before making some serious updates. We recommend using free backup plugins for WordPress like WPOnlineBackup.

Update Option 1. Update using WordPress uploader

  1. Log into your ThemeForest account and navigate to your downloads tab. Find the theme and download “Installable WordPress file”.

  2. Log into your WordPress website and go to Appearance > Themes.

  3. Activate a different theme. Delete the previous version of Windsor 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.

  5. Update (if necessary!) the included plugins, if you see a notification message prompting about a newer version.

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 CyberDuck and Filezilla).

  3. Change directory to /wp-content/themes.

  4. Remove existing folder with old theme files.

  5. Unpack theme installable files downloaded from ThemeForest and upload to the theme folder.

  6. Update (if necessary!) the included plugins, if you see a notification message prompting about a newer version.

Child Theme

Child theme is for developers willing to make changes to core functions and code. If you are not planning to dig that deep, you can just skip this chapter.

IMPORTANT! If you want to make changes in theme’s templates or functions, we recommend to install a child theme and apply changes there. To learn more about that, please visit WordPress Codex at http://codex.WordPress.org/Child_Themes.

In the theme's package you can find all the necessary files for the child theme. It is located in the "%Theme_Name%-child.zip" archive. The installation of a child theme is similar to the main theme.

A few recommendations on how to use a Child Theme:

  • Almost all files from the main theme can be replaced in a child theme. It doesn’t concern only .php-files with templates and basic logic, but also both .js, .css files from respective folders and files with images, icons etc.
  • If you want to change some theme functions or to add new ones, you need to create file 'functions.php' in the "Windsor-child" folder, and add all the required functions into it. If our theme contains functions with such names, they will be replaced with yours, if not – your functions will complete our theme logics.
    PLEASE NOTE If you want to replace some functions from other files (except functions.php), e.g. from _wp_utils.php or _utils.php, we do not recommend you to copy respective files into the child theme, but you should create the respective functions in functions.php in the child theme. This should be done, so that when updating the theme, new functions from these files are available for use.
    As for other files - put out the templates from the folder 'templates', images from the folder 'images' etc. - to make changes copy theme into the folder 'child theme' and make changes there.

Quick start

After the theme activation and demo content import, we are ready to get started with basic theme settings like site title, tagline, logo, favicon etc.

To change your site title and tagline go to Settings > General. Please note, these parameters are important for search engines. For advanced SEO management we recommend installing 3rd parties plugins like All In One SEO pack.

Another great idea may be setting custom permalinks structure to make them more SEO friendly and human-readable. Go to Settings > Permalinks and make changes according to the example below.

Customizer settings

Now let's navigate to Appearance > Customize in the WP dashboard side menu - the feature which makes theme customization extremely user-friendly and straight-forward, allowing the Administrator to manage the feel and look of the blog website easily from one place.
Customizer's settings are responsible for the overall

PLEASE NOTE that our theme has an unique inheritance hierarchy. It means that Global settings made with Customizer Panel can be overridden by settings of each page via its particular "Theme Options"..​

But there is one more unique feature we have developed and integrated. It allows to integrate Blog Archive feed with the Visual Composer in any area of the page - just right where you want it to appear without any additional code modifications. Find more detailed instructions in the Blog Archive Types section (Doc Navigation menu item).

We have integrated a lot of additional options to the default WordPress "Customize" menu, which allows you to flexibly control the appearance and behavior of the whole website as well as an individual types of posts, pages and categories.

Moreover, you can see the changes of the frontend right after the alterations - when the needed parameter is selected, without switching from admin to frontend each time. It saves much of your time and lets you customize your website just in several clicks. When you are done with the changes, you should click on "Save and Publish" button at the top of the Customizer's side menu.
There are quite a lot of parameters here, but luckily the majority of them have default values that suit most of users needs. Let's take a closer look at them:

Menus

These settings allow you to manage an available Menus:

Menus can also be edited via "Appearance > Menus" settings.

There are a few types of menus available:

  • Footer Menu - Responsible for displaying menu in the footer's area.
  • Header Menu - Responsible for displaying menu in the header's area.
  • Main Menu - Displays the main menu.

Each of these menus are expandable and can be edited right through the Customizer settings.

Check the screenshot below for more information.

Main Menu components:

Widgets

Depends on the selected page that is being edited with Customizer's tools you can notice different kind of widgets sets included to a particular page. For example the Header Widgets.

If you expand this widget set, you will be able to:

  1. Add a widget: just click on "Add a widget" button to see the available widgets, then press on the one you want to use:



  2. Reorder the position of widgets using 3 icons:

    • Move - allows you to move the widget to another sidebar.

    • Down - the widget will be moved down.

    • Up - the widget will be moved upwards.

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

Moreover, our theme provides a few Custom Widget sets that can be managed in Appearance > Widgets section as well as a few different locations that allow you to display the necessary widgets on the page. See the screenshots below for more information.

Sidebar Widgets:


Here is a short guide that will help you to have a better understanding of how and where widgets can be set and displayed:

  1. Navigate to the Appearance > Widgets section and drag and drop all the necessary widgets to the needed Widget Sets, such as "Custom Widgets 1, 2, ..." or any other ones. On the screenshot below you can see custom widgets marked with arrows that we will be using.
  2. Now let's create a test page and add a simple custom block (content area) to it via the Visual Composer.
  3. Once it's done, navigate to your page's "Theme Options". On the header tab enable the "Header widgets" option and specify the necessary widget set you want to be displayed.


  4. On the "Widgets" tab enable the options like it is shown on the example below.


  5. On the "Footer" tab enable the "Footer widgets" option and specify the necessary widget set for it.


  6. Once it's done the page needs to be updated ("Update" button in the right hand sidebar). Now let's navigate to the frontend to see the result of our customizations.
Custom widgets:

  1. Themerex addons - About Me: Displays the photo and description of the website admin.
  2. Themerex addons - Audio Player: Displays an audio player.
  3. Themerex addons - Banner: Displays a regular banner image.
  4. Themerex addons - Calendar: Displays a regular calendar.
  5. Themerex addons - Categories list: Displays the list of available categories.
  6. Themerex addons - Contacts: Displays your Logo and contact information.
  7. Themerex addons - Flickr Photos: Shows photos from Flickr account.
  8. Themerex addons - Most Popular & Commented: Displays the most visited, most commented and most liked articles.
  9. Themerex addons - Slider: Displays the slides via Posts (Swiper) Slider or Revolution Slider.
  10. Themerex addons - Recent Posts: Displays the most recent posts. Unlike the standard widget, it can display a post featured image, author name, comments, post counters and post category if you enable these options.
  11. Themerex addons - Socials: Shows the links to social network profiles. The widgets for social media icons are added in Appearace - Customize - Socials.
  12. Themerex addons - Twitter: Shows latest tweets from Twitter account.
  13. Themerex addons - Video Player: Displays a video player.

Title, Tagline & Site icon

Settings of this group are responsible for the website icon, tagline and title display:

Site Title

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

Tagline

The text entered into this field will be displayed as the website slogan under the logo.

Site Icon

You can upload/remove your site icon (favicon) here (must be 512x512px).

Background

These settings allow you to add the background image behind the content body, when "Boxed" body style is enabled and to manage its position:

Just click on Select image button to upload the image from the Media Library or from your computer. After this step you will see a set of other parameters for background.

Background Repeat

This option allows you to select how your background image will be repeated:

  • No repeat - In this case the image will not be repeated;
  • Tile - The image will be repeated both horizontally and vertically;
  • Tile Horizontally - The image will be repeated only horizontally (similar to repeat-x value in CSS) ;
  • Tile Vertically - The image will be repeated only vertically (similar to repeat-y value in CSS);

Background Position

If you have "No repeat" or "Tile vertically" selected you can control the position of the image in the browser:

  • Left - The image will be located on the left.
  • Center - The image will be located in the center.
  • Right - The image will be located on the right.

Background Attachment

Here you can choose whether you want to have the background fixed when you scroll the page:

  • Scroll - The background will be scrolled with the page content.
  • Fixed - Even when you scroll the page, your background image will have a fixed position.

Background Color

Choose the necessary color for your background.

Header

This option allows you to add the header background image to your website top panel.

Current Header/Previously uploaded

This option allows you to upload an image to the header area (Do not forget to also check the "Header Style" option settings). It also shows the current header image and previously uploaded one.
The Header image override option is responsible for overriding the header image with one of the post's/page's/product's featured image.

Header Video

Upload a background video to your header.
"Fullheight header" setting enlarges the header's area to an entire screen. Works only if a background image is set for header.

Header Style/Position/Color Scheme

Here you can apply one of a few different header styles, set its position and choose a color scheme for it.

Menu Position/Color Scheme/Hover

These group of settings allows to select a current position for the menu, set its color scheme and animation hover effect.

Submenu show animation/Submenu hide animation

Choose an effect for submenu animation.

Search in the header

Select the way for the search field to work: to expand or go fullscreen.

Header widgets

Select the necessary widget set to display it in the header's area.
"Header fullwide" setting is responsible for stretching the header widgets area to the entire window width. "Show page title" and "Show Breadcrumbs" options are responsible for displaying title and breadcrumbs on a page.

Logo

Embed your logo URL into this field to display the image.

Logo

Logo image can be uploaded or selected from the Media Library.

Logo for Retina

Upload a double size logo image to make it look better on the Retina displays.

"Header title image" option allows to apply a custom background image to the header's title (Style 2 Header ONLY!).

"Header title text"- Insert the necessary text into this field. The next will be displayed for the Header "Style 2".

Mobile layout from

This setting is responsible for mobile layout. For instance, if screen's resolution is 959px the mobile layout will be applied.

Content

You can customize behavior of the content area in this section.

Body Style

Body Style options allow you to choose the way the page is displayed selecting the width for the website body content:

  • Boxed - page body is located in the zone of limited screen width, and you can see the background image behind it.
  • Wide - page body occupies the entire screen width (background image is not seen behind it), and the content is placed in the area of limited width, in the center of the screen.
  • Fullwide - page body occupies almost an entire screen width.
  • Fullscreen - page body occupies an entire screen width.

Site color scheme

Choose one of the available color schemes for your site.
"Expand Content" setting allows to expand the pages content, if the sidebar is hidden.
"Remove Margins" setting simply removes the margins above and below the content's area.

No image placeholder

This option allows to upload a placeholder image to posts without a featured image.

Button's hover/Image's hover

Select the necessary hover effects for buttons and images.

Sidebar widgets/Color scheme/Position

Choose the necessary widget set to display it in the sidebar and its position.
"Color Scheme" setting allows to apply the necessary color scheme to sidebar only.

Below you can find widgets-related settings that allow to place a widget set in available areas (almost anywhere on the page). Please refer to this guide to see how it works.

Footer

This option allows you to customize footers' widgets.

Color Scheme

Select the necessary color scheme for the footer area.

Footer widgets

Select the necessary widgets to display in the footer area.

Footer columns

Set the necessary columns quantity to display the widgets in.

Footer fullwide - this setting stretches the footer area to an entire window width.
Show logo/social links - this settings display logo and social links in the footer area.

Copyright

Place your copyright text to the right/left side of the footer area.

Homepage

Settings of this section allow you to manage homepage style and its' widgets:

Blog style:

  • Excerpt - Posts will contain the featured image, a small excerpt from the post content and "Continue Reading" button.
  • Classic 2/3 columns/ - The first post will look the same as in the "Excerpt" style, the rest posts will be displayed in 2/3 columns.
  • Portfolio 2/3 columns - Posts will be displayed in a few columns, but without description.
  • Gallery 2/3/4 columns - Posts will be displayed as gallery image tiles.
  • Chess 1/2/3 columns - Posts will be displayed in a "chess" order.

Below you can see widgets-related settings that allow to place any widget almost anywhere on the page. Please refer to this guide to check how it works.

Blog archive

This section allows you to control the layout and style of your blog archive pages such as a blog stream page and category pages. The settings of this section are same as for the Homepage we have described above.

Blog style

Select the necessary post style for your blog archive (Same as for the Homepage).

Category to show

Select the necessary category to display in the blog archive.

Pagination style

Select the necessary pagination style for posts to show.

Posts content

Select the way to display your posts' content.

Animation for posts

Select the necessary animation style for your posts to show up.

Below you can see widgets-related settings that allow to place any widget almost anywhere on the page. Please refer to this guide to check how it works.

Color Scheme Editor

Settings of this section provide you more options to flexible manage the color scheme of your website. Let's consider these parameters.

Color Settings

Here you can select whether to stick with Simple (you will be able to change only accented colors, links and buttons colors) or the Advanced option (you will be able to get the full control over the appearance of your site) of color scheme customization settings.

Color Scheme

Select one of a few predefined color schemes:

Default

Links

This option allows you to set the necessary color for your links and accented areas.

Links Hover

Here you can set the necessary hover color for your links and accented areas.

PLEASE NOTE In case the capabilities of "Simple" color scheme are not enough you can go with the "Advanced" one and completely change the feel and look of your entire website.

Pages

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

Page templates

Please navigate to Pages in your WordPress admin panel, click on Add new button to create new pages:

There is Page Attributes > Template block on the right. It allows you to select the page style. Additionally you can manipulate with Theme Options settings to make your page look more attractive.

In order to choose some static content page for your Frontpage, please navigate to Settings > Reading and locate Front page displays, select Static page, and choose pages for your Frontpage and Posts page. (Please do not forget to add your new Blog page to the navigation bar in Appearance > Menus). On the same page in admin you can enter the number of posts to be displayed on the blog archive pages:

IMPORTANT! Please note, if you want to set any other page rather than Home as your front page (for example Blog Archive or any other one) and want to display the slider on it as well, then proceed to Appearance > Customize > Homepage > Header Widgets section and select the "Header Widgets" option. Slider can be added in Appearance > Widgets section. See the screenshots below for more information. Once it's done click on "Save" button at the top right corner in the Customizer side menu bar.

Homepage

Now, let's proceed with building a homepage. You can create as many options of the main page, as you want.

We will show you how to configure one the homepage, which is "Homepage 1" (just the same one as on our demo).

Homepage 1

The screenshot below demonstrates the page style we are aiming at:

The algorithm of our actions would be as follows:

  1. Select Pages > Add New and create a new page.

  2. Specify a name for it (e.g. Home 1).

Now the page is ready for further customization with Visual Composer. Before you start, please check these VC-related tutorials. They will give you a basic understanding of how to build a page properly.

  1. Official Visual Composer FAQ page.

  2. Getting Started With Visual Composer Guide.

  3. Visual Composer: A Guide To Drag & Drop Page Building

  4. How to Add Row and Column with Visual Composer.

  5. How to Add Row or Column Background with Visual Composer.

  6. How to Create Empty Space Between Elements with Custom Height.


The whole page is build with the following elements: Rows, Block containers, Content blocks, Gaps, Columns and other shortcodes. On the screenshots below you can see which backend section corresponds to a frontend section.

Here is how it looks on the frontend:

And here is how it looks in the VC's backend editor:

Homepage 1 Code
[vc_row full_height="yes"][vc_column][trx_sc_anchor icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="icon-note-2" id="new_complex" title="New Complex"][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="large" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_sc_promo type="modern" icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="Introducing a new residential complex" subtitle="Luxury Apartments" description="Each apartments has been individually designed to maximise space and light. Smart Home Technology installed as standard in each apartment putting you in total control of your home at the touch of a button from wherever you might be." link="http://windsor.themerex.net/gallery/" link_text="Read more" link_image="" text_bg_color="" image="82" image_position="right" image_width="50%" image_cover="1" image_bg_color="" size="large" text_width="none" text_float="none" text_align="none" full_height="" text_paddings="" text_margins="" gap="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css="" link2="http://windsor.themerex.net/gallery/" link2_text="More|PHOTO"][/trx_sc_promo][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="large" hide_on_mobile=""][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner scheme="dark"][trx_sc_skills type="counter" max="1250" values="%5B%7B%22title%22%3A%22Luxe%20Apartments%22%2C%22value%22%3A%22136%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%7D%2C%7B%22title%22%3A%22Bedrooms%22%2C%22value%22%3A%22355%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%7D%2C%7B%22title%22%3A%22Square%20Areas%22%2C%22value%22%3A%22326%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%7D%2C%7B%22title%22%3A%22Happy%20Customers%22%2C%22value%22%3A%221225%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%7D%5D" filled="" compact="" color="" border_color="" id="" class="" css="" back_color="" columns="" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" cutout="" title_style="default" title_align="default"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="large" hide_on_mobile=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" full_height="yes" css=".vc_custom_1470732221205{background-image: url(http://windsor.themerex.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/bg_contacts.jpg?id=259) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_column][trx_sc_anchor icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="icon-home-2" id="photo_tour" title="Photo Tour"][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="large" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_sc_promo type="default" icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="" title_style="shadow" title_align="center" title="Photo tour" subtitle="02" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" link2="" link2_text="" text_bg_color="" image="" image_position="left" image_width="50%" image_cover="1" image_bg_color="" size="large" text_width="none" text_float="none" text_align="none" full_height="" text_paddings="" text_margins="" gap="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css=""][/trx_sc_promo][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="medium" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_widget_slider title="" engine="swiper" height="530" alias="homeslider-1" category="29" posts="5" slides_per_view="1" slides_space="0" interval="7000" titles="no" large="" controls="1" pagination="1" id="" class="" css="" slider_style="modern" effect="slide" label_prev="Prev|PHOTO" label_next="Next|PHOTO" slides="%5B%7B%7D%5D"][/trx_widget_slider][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="large" hide_on_mobile=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][trx_sc_anchor icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="icon-floor" id="plans" title="Apartments Plans"][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="huge" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_sc_content type="default" width="none" float="none" align="none" padding="none" title_style="shadow" title_align="center" title="Apartments plans" subtitle="03" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" id="" class="" css=""][/trx_sc_content][vc_empty_space height="" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_widget_slider title="" engine="swiper" height="430" alias="homeslider-1" slider_style="default" category="0" posts="5" slides_per_view="1" slides_space="0" interval="10000" titles="no" large="" controls="" pagination="" id="slider_plans" class="" css="" effect="fade" slides="%5B%7B%7D%5D" label_prev="" label_next=""][trx_slide title="Monterey"][vc_row_inner scheme="default"][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text]
<h4><span class="trx_addons_accent">MONTEREY</span></h4>
<ul class="trx_addons_list trx_addons_list_parameters">
 	<li><strong>FLOOR</strong> <em>4</em></li>
 	<li><strong>ROOMS</strong> <em>2</em></li>
 	<li><strong>WINDOWS</strong> <em>4</em></li>
 	<li><strong>TOTAL AREA, SQ.M.</strong> <em>76.94</em></li>
 	<li><strong>PARKING</strong> <em>YES</em></li>
 	<li><strong>PRICE</strong> <span class="trx_addons_accent"><em>$2000/m<sup>3</sup></em></span></li>
</ul>
[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="small" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_sc_button type="default" size="normal" link="http://windsor.themerex.net/contacts/" title="Schedule a tour" subtitle="" align="none" text_align="none" icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="" image="" icon_position="left" id="" class="" css=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_single_image image="379" img_size="full"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/trx_slide][trx_slide title="Sea Breeze"][vc_row_inner scheme="default"][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text]
<h4><span class="trx_addons_accent">SEA BREEZE</span></h4>
<ul class="trx_addons_list trx_addons_list_parameters">
 	<li><strong>FLOOR</strong> <em>3</em></li>
 	<li><strong>ROOMS</strong> <em>1</em></li>
 	<li><strong>WINDOWS</strong> <em>3</em></li>
 	<li><strong>TOTAL AREA, SQ.M.</strong> <em>46.80</em></li>
 	<li><strong>PARKING</strong> <em>NO</em></li>
 	<li><strong>PRICE</strong> <span class="trx_addons_accent"><em>$1200/m<sup>3</sup></em></span></li>
</ul>
[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="small" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_sc_button type="default" size="normal" link="http://windsor.themerex.net/contacts/" title="Schedule a tour" subtitle="" align="none" text_align="none" icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="" image="" icon_position="left" id="" class="" css=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_single_image image="380" img_size="full"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/trx_slide][trx_slide title="Sunrise"][vc_row_inner scheme="default"][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text]
<h4><span class="trx_addons_accent">SUNRISE</span></h4>
<ul class="trx_addons_list trx_addons_list_parameters">
 	<li><strong>FLOOR</strong> 5</li>
 	<li><strong>ROOMS</strong> 5</li>
 	<li><strong>WINDOWS</strong> 14</li>
 	<li><strong>TOTAL AREA, SQ.M.</strong> <em>158.88</em></li>
 	<li><strong>PARKING</strong> <em>YES</em></li>
 	<li><strong>PRICE</strong> <span class="trx_addons_accent"><em>$2500/m<sup>3</sup></em></span></li>
</ul>
[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="small" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_sc_button type="default" size="normal" link="http://windsor.themerex.net/contacts/" title="Schedule a tour" subtitle="" align="none" text_align="none" icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="" image="" icon_position="left" id="" class="" css=".vc_custom_1470744039323{margin-top: 2rem !important;}"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_single_image image="381" img_size="full"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/trx_slide][trx_slide title="Vista"][vc_row_inner scheme="default"][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text]
<h4><span class="trx_addons_accent">VISTA</span></h4>
<ul class="trx_addons_list trx_addons_list_parameters">
 	<li><strong>FLOOR</strong> 6</li>
 	<li><strong>ROOMS</strong> 3</li>
 	<li><strong>WINDOWS</strong> 6</li>
 	<li><strong>TOTAL AREA, SQ.M.</strong> <em>120.00</em></li>
 	<li><strong>PARKING</strong> <em>YES</em></li>
 	<li><strong>PRICE</strong> <span class="trx_addons_accent"><em>$2200/m<sup>3</sup></em></span></li>
</ul>
[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="small" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_sc_button type="default" size="normal" link="http://windsor.themerex.net/contacts/" title="Schedule a tour" subtitle="" align="none" text_align="none" icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="" image="" icon_position="left" id="" class="" css=".vc_custom_1470744060486{margin-top: 2rem !important;}"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][vc_single_image image="382" img_size="full"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/trx_slide][trx_slide title="Penthouse"][vc_row_inner scheme="default"][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_column_text]
<h4><span class="trx_addons_accent">PENTHOUSE</span></h4>
<ul class="trx_addons_list trx_addons_list_parameters">
 	<li><strong>FLOOR</strong> 7</li>
 	<li><strong>ROOMS</strong> 4</li>
 	<li><strong>WINDOWS</strong> 12</li>
 	<li><strong>TOTAL AREA, SQ.M.</strong> <em>200.00</em></li>
 	<li><strong>PARKING</strong> <em>YES</em></li>
 	<li><strong>PRICE</strong> <span class="trx_addons_accent"><em>$3000/m<sup>3</sup></em></span></li>
</ul>
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css=".vc_custom_1470744997037{background-image: url(http://windsor.themerex.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/bg_services.jpg?id=396) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3"][trx_sc_anchor icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="icon-clipboard" id="amenities" title="Amenities"][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="large" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_sc_content type="default" width="none" float="none" align="none" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="STUNNING LUXURY RENTAL APARTMENTS, DESIGNED FOR LIFE" subtitle="Apartments Amenities" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" id="" class="" css="" padding="none" scheme="dark"][/trx_sc_content][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="small" hide_on_mobile=""][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="5/6"][trx_sc_services type="iconed" cat="0" count="6" columns="3" slider="" slides_space="0" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css="" hide_excerpt="1"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/6"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="large" hide_on_mobile=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][trx_sc_anchor icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="icon-video-2" id="film" title="Lifestyle films"][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="medium" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_sc_content type="default" width="none" float="none" align="none" padding="none" title_style="shadow" title_align="center" title="Lifestyle film" subtitle="05" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" id="" class="" css=""][/trx_sc_content][vc_empty_space height="" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_widget_slider title="" engine="swiper" height="430" alias="homeslider-1" slider_style="modern" category="29" posts="5" slides_per_view="1" slides_space="0" interval="10000" titles="outside" large="" controls="1" pagination="" id="slider_video" class="" css="" effect="slide" slides="%5B%7B%22title%22%3A%22Apartments%20presentation%22%2C%22subtitle%22%3A%22Interior%22%2C%22image%22%3A%2288%22%2C%22video_url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FnzfI4oiG2BM%22%7D%2C%7B%22title%22%3A%22Visualizing%20Complex%22%2C%22subtitle%22%3A%22Life%20style%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22%23%22%2C%22image%22%3A%2286%22%2C%22video_url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FSu5xwCwwRKU%22%7D%2C%7B%22title%22%3A%22Building%20progress%22%2C%22subtitle%22%3A%22Environment%22%2C%22image%22%3A%2281%22%2C%22video_embed%22%3A%22%3Ciframe%20width%3D%5C%22560%5C%22%20height%3D%5C%22315%5C%22%20src%3D%5C%22https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2FwHJkOPnnJbs%5C%22%20frameborder%3D%5C%220%5C%22%20allowfullscreen%3E%3C%2Fiframe%3E%22%7D%2C%7B%22title%22%3A%22Interior%20views%22%2C%22subtitle%22%3A%22Progress%22%2C%22image%22%3A%2284%22%2C%22video_url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2Fx2wyW1LsVfY%22%7D%5D" label_prev="Prev|VIDEO" label_next="Next|VIDEO"][/trx_widget_slider][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="small" hide_on_mobile=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" scheme="dark"][vc_column css=".vc_custom_1470667490776{padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="small" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_slider_controller slider_id="slider_video" controller_style="thumbs" effect="slide" slides_per_view="4" slides_space="20" interval="0" height="100" id="" class="" css="" controls=""][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="small" hide_on_mobile=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" full_height="yes" columns_placement="top" scheme="dark" css=".vc_custom_1470754361844{background-image: url(http://windsor.themerex.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/bg_hotspots.jpg?id=425) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_column width="1/3"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][trx_sc_anchor icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="icon-map" id="neiborhoods" title="Apartment Neiborhoods"][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="large" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_sc_content type="default" width="none" float="none" align="none" title_style="default" title_align="right" title="STUNNING LUXURY RENTAL APARTMENTS, DESIGNED FOR LIFE" subtitle="Apartment Neiborhoods" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" id="" class="" css="" scheme="inherit"][/trx_sc_content][cq_vc_hotspot image="429" width="100%" isdisplayall="specify" displayednum="3" position="31%|0%,33%|35%,36%|55%,50%|98%" iconbackground="rgba(0,0,0,0.7)" circlecolor="#3fb9be" tooltipstyle="light"][hotspotitem]<span class="translation-chunk" data-align="0:10">SOUTH BRIDGE</span>[/hotspotitem]
[hotspotitem]NORTH BRIDGE[/hotspotitem]
[hotspotitem]PARLAMENT HOUSE[/hotspotitem]
[hotspotitem]PUBLIC LIBRARY[/hotspotitem][/cq_vc_hotspot][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" full_height="yes" css=".vc_custom_1470815640615{background-image: url(http://windsor.themerex.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/bg_contacts.jpg?id=259) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_column][trx_sc_anchor icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="icon-newspaper" id="news" title="New &amp; Articles"][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="medium" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_sc_blogger type="classic" cat="25" count="3" columns="3" orderby="date" order="desc" excerpt="" slider="" slides_space="0" title_style="shadow" title_align="center" title="News &amp; Articles" subtitle="07" description="" link="http://windsor.themerex.net/blog-archive/" link_text="View All Articles" link_image="" scheme="light" id="" class="" css="" hide_excerpt=""][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="medium" hide_on_mobile=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row_content_no_spaces" content_placement="top" scheme="side"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="large" hide_on_mobile=""][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="huge" hide_on_mobile="1"][vc_column_text]
<h3 class="trx_addons_no_margins" style="text-align: center;">Contacts</h3>
[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="small" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_sc_content type="default" width="none" float="none" align="none" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css=".vc_custom_1470827486636{padding-right: 15% !important;padding-left: 15% !important;}"][vc_column_text]
<p style="text-align: center;"><span class="trx_addons_dark">Windsor Apartments</span>
123, New Lenox
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 123-456-7890
Fax: 098-765-4321
Email: <span class="trx_addons_dark"><a href="mailto:info@yoursite.com">info@yoursite.com</a></span></p>
[/vc_column_text][/trx_sc_content][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="medium" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_widget_socials title="" id="" class="" css=""][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="medium" hide_on_mobile=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][trx_sc_anchor icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="icon-email" id="contacts" title="Contacts"][trx_sc_googlemap style="dark" zoom="16" markers="%5B%7B%22address%22%3A%22100%20Larkin%20St%2CSan%20Francisco%2C%20CA%2094102%22%2C%22icon%22%3A%22189%22%2C%22title%22%3A%22Windsor%20Appartments%22%2C%22description%22%3A%22Long%20description%20for%20this%20marker.%5Cn%3Cb%3EHTML%20tags%3C%2Fb%3E%20are%20%3Cu%3Eallowed%3C%2Fu%3E!%22%7D%5D" id="" class="" css="" width="100%" height="90vh" type="default" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" scheme="inherit" title_style="default" title_align="default"][/trx_sc_googlemap][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="large" hide_on_mobile=""][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="huge" hide_on_mobile="1"][vc_column_text]
<h3 class="trx_addons_no_margins" style="text-align: center;">ENQUIRE</h3>
[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="small" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_sc_content type="default" width="none" float="none" align="none" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css=".vc_custom_1470827357433{padding-right: 20% !important;padding-left: 20% !important;}"][trx_sc_form type="enquire" style="default" labels="" phone="" email="" address="" title_style="default" title_align="center" title="" subtitle="" description="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css="" align="center"][/trx_sc_content][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="medium" hide_on_mobile=""][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Below are an individual Theme Options settings for the Homepage 1:

Once you finished with building your page you would need to assign it as Homepage. To do this:

  1. Select the menu item Settings > Readings

  2. In the Front page displays section select "A static page (select below)" option, in the "Front page:" dropdown list choose the page you have already created.

Feel free to create your own variations of the Homepage we have described above.

Blog Archives

Our theme allows to create a numerous kinds of different Blog Archive Feeds by flexibly managing their settings through the "Theme Options". So now you can customize the behavior and an overall feed's look to make it stand out from the rest.
Moreover there is one more additional feature that allows you to embed a Blog Feed right into the middle of your page's content just in a few clicks. And, yes, it can be done via Visual Composer.

PLEASE NOTE that our unique Settings Inheritance System allows you to override an overall (global) behavior of all pages ( that are set through the "Customizer" option) with custom changes made to the settings of some of the individual pages. Global customization for Blog Archive-related feeds are available through "Appearance > Customizer > Blog Archive" section.

Below are a few examples of different (predefined) kinds of Blog Feeds. Feel free to make your own variations by creating a new page (filling it with content, if necessary, or any columns quantity to display the posts in, for example) and experiment with its settings in the "Theme Options" section. To make a customizing process easy to use and more user friendly we have added a brief description (right under the option's field) to every option in the "Theme Options" settings. So you know which option is responsible for. See the screenshots below for more details.
Please do not forget to set "Blog archive" kind of template in the "Page's Attributes" section box to allow special Blog Archive-related settings to appear in the "Theme Options".


Blog Archive Types


Regular Blog Archive Feed:

Frontend:

Backend options:

Please note, if there are no additional options enabled/disabled for each particular page/category in its backend setting, then you should check the Global Options that are available in Customizer settings. See the example below.



"Chess"/2 columns" Blog Archive Feed:

Frontend:

Backend options:



"Classic"/2 columns" Blog Archive Feed:

Frontend:

Backend options:



Additional Blog Acrchive feature

As we have mentioned above there is the feature that allows to embed a "Blog Archive" feed right in the middle of the content of any page.

Follow the steps below to find out more about it:

  1. Create a test page and add a few simple elements using Visual Composer backend editor. For example let's add a regular text block and a few icons.
    PLEASE NOTE that you need to specify the "Blog Archive" template's type in the Page Attributes sidebar.
  2. Once it's done add the same text block again but with this code inside %%BLOG_ARCHIVE%% of it to display our Blog Archive feed. Then move the row with this block right between two icons items.
  3. To save the changes click an "Update" button and proceed to the frontend of your page to see the final result of your customizations.

Please be aware that Blog Archive template displays the Blog feed by default, so applying this feature in the way we have described makes sens only if you need to embed the your right inside of the custom content.

Slider

By default our theme supports a simple Swiper posts slider. Built-in theme's slider allows you to display Featured images any the posts of any category. You can select a category and specify the number of the posts to be displayed. This is a rather simple solution that can be optionally used.
Nevertheless, our theme is fully compatible with an extremely powerful and beautiful Revolution Slider plugin. It allows you to create an unlimited number of sliders and set anywhere you want on the page within the necessary widget.

Below are the backend and frontend screenshots of the Revolution Slider (All the Homepages have the same sliders settings, the only difference is slide images):

To have a better understanding of this plugin's functionality we highly recommend checking the following links:

The slider can be added through the "Widgets" section as well as through the Visual Composer. Using Widgets allows to place the slider not only in the header of the page (might vary, and depends on how many default sidebars locations are available for each particular theme), where it usually supposed to be.

Below is a short guide on how to configure a Revolution Slider by adding it to one of the widget sets.
Please note that in case you do not have a slider set up (but the Revolution Slider plugin 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 menu item in th WP dashboard side menu.

  2. Locate the Revolution slider widget and drag and drop it to any of the available widget sets. Once it's done specify the necessary parameters and click on "Save" button.
    Check an example below.
  3. Navigate to the page you want your slider to appear on and enable the necessary widget area on the Widgets tab. For example, let's activate Slider in the "Header Widgets" section.
  4. Once it's finished click "Update" and "Preview Changes" buttons to see how it will look on the frontend.
  5. Now the slider is displayed right where you need it on your page.

Shortcodes

Shortcodes is a handy feature in WordPress that allows you to do some pretty incredible things by just inserting a shortcode into a page or post. Using Shortcodes is very straight-forward, just insert one where you want the relevant content to show up.

The theme comes with a number of custom shortcodes allowing you to add the info in a simple way. Moreover, you can use WPBakery Visual Composer to add new elements to the page. Find the theme-related custom shortcodes on the Themerex tab in the VC's backend Editor.

Below is a list of the shortcodes included into the theme.

Action

This shortcode inserts "Call to action", event item or columns layout.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_sc_action type="default" columns="1" slider="" slides_space="0" actions="%5B%7B%22title%22%3A%22Real%20Estate%2C%20Worldwide%22%2C%22subtitle%22%3A%22Luxury%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22http%3A%2F%2Fthemeforest.net%2Fuser%2Fthemerex%2Fportfolio%22%2C%22link_text%22%3A%22Go%20Visit%22%2C%22bg_image%22%3A%2282%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%7D%5D" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" id="" class="" css="" full_height="" scheme="dark" title_style="default" title_align="default" height="28rem"]

Anchor

This shortcode inserts an "Anchor" item for the inner page navigation.

Example:

Plain Code
[vc_row full_width="stretch_row_content_no_spaces"][vc_column][trx_slider_controller slider_id="slider_plans" controller_style="titles" effect="slide" slides_per_view="5" slides_space="0" interval="0" height="123" id="" class="" css="" controls="1"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" full_height="yes" css=".vc_custom_1470744997037{background-image: url(http://windsor.themerex.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/bg_services.jpg?id=396) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3"]

[trx_sc_anchor icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="icon-clipboard" id="amenities" title="Amenities"]

[vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="large" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_sc_content type="default" width="none" float="none" align="none" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="STUNNING LUXURY RENTAL APARTMENTS, DESIGNED FOR LIFE" subtitle="Apartments Amenities" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" id="" class="" css="" padding="none" scheme="dark"][/trx_sc_content][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="small" hide_on_mobile=""][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="5/6"][trx_sc_services type="iconed" cat="0" count="6" columns="3" slider="" slides_space="0" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css="" hide_excerpt="1"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/6"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="large" hide_on_mobile=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Blogger

This shortcode displays category posts in a wide variety of different ways and styles.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_sc_blogger type="classic" cat="25" count="3" columns="3" orderby="date" order="desc" excerpt="" slider="" slides_space="0" title_style="shadow" title_align="center" title="News &amp; Articles" subtitle="07" description="" link="http://windsor.themerex.net/blog-archive/" link_text="View All Articles" link_image="" scheme="light" id="" class="" css="" hide_excerpt=""]

Button

This shortcode displays buttons.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_sc_button type="default" size="normal" link="http://windsor.themerex.net/contacts/" title="Schedule a tour" subtitle="" align="none" text_align="none" icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="" image="" icon_position="left" id="" class="" css=".vc_custom_1470744075203{margin-top: 2rem !important;}"]

Content Area

This shortcode limits content width inside the fullwide rows. Just set the necessary width in the shortcode's options window. In the example below we insert the Button shortcode inside the content area with a limited width.

Example:

Plain Code
[vc_row][vc_column][trx_sc_content type="default" width="1_3" float="center" align="right" padding="none" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" id="" class="" css=""]
 
[trx_sc_button type="default" size="normal" link="http://windsor.themerex.net/contacts/" title="Schedule a tour" subtitle="" align="none" text_align="none" icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="" image="" icon_position="left" id="" class="" css=".vc_custom_1470744075203{margin-top: 2rem !important;}"]
 
[/trx_sc_content][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Form

This shortcode displays a contact form.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_sc_form type="modern" title="" description="" labels="" phone="" email="" address="" id="" class="" css="" style="inherit" title_style="default" title_align="default" subtitle="" scheme="inherit"]

Googlemap

This shortcode displays a Googlemap. Please make sure you entered an API key into the "Google API key" field on the Appearance > Themerex addons > API tab.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_sc_googlemap style="dark" zoom="16" markers="%5B%7B%22address%22%3A%22100%20Larkin%20St%2CSan%20Francisco%2C%20CA%2094102%22%2C%22icon%22%3A%22189%22%2C%22title%22%3A%22Windsor%20Appartments%22%2C%22description%22%3A%22Long%20description%20for%20this%20marker.%5Cn%3Cb%3EHTML%20tags%3C%2Fb%3E%20are%20%3Cu%3Eallowed%3C%2Fu%3E!%22%7D%5D" id="" class="" css="" width="100%" height="38em" type="default" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" scheme="inherit" title_style="default" title_align="default"][/trx_sc_googlemap]

Icon

This shortcode displays icon(s) or image(s) with title and description.

Examples:

Plain Code
[trx_sc_icons type="default" align="center" size="small" color="" columns="" icons="%5B%7B%22description%22%3A%22176%20W%20street%20name%2C%5CnNew%20York%2C%20NY%2010014%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%2C%22icon_fontawesome%22%3A%22icon-location-light%22%7D%2C%7B%22description%22%3A%22info%40yoursite.com%5Cnwww.yoursite.com%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%2C%22icon_fontawesome%22%3A%22icon-mail-light%22%7D%2C%7B%22description%22%3A%22%2B1(800)123-4567%5Cn%2B1(800)123-4566%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%2C%22icon_fontawesome%22%3A%22icon-mobile-light%22%7D%5D" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" id="" class="" css=""]

Price block

This shortcode inserts a price table divided by blocks. Please note, if you want 3 or more blocks to occupy an entire screen width then enable "Expand content" option in the "Theme Options" section for this particular page.

Example:

Plain Code
[vc_row gap=&quot;35&quot;][vc_column width=&quot;1/3&quot;][vc_empty_space height=&quot;&quot; alter_height=&quot;small&quot;][trx_sc_price icon_type=&quot;fontawesome&quot; title=&quot;One bedroom&quot; subtitle=&quot;&quot; description=&quot;from&quot; price=&quot;$100,000/{{small}}M{{sup}}3{{/sup}}{{/small}}&quot; link=&quot;#&quot; link_text=&quot;Go Visit&quot; type=&quot;default&quot; image=&quot;154&quot; icon_fontawesome=&quot;&quot; scheme=&quot;dark&quot; id=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;&quot; css=&quot;&quot;][/trx_sc_price][/vc_column][vc_column width=&quot;1/3&quot;][vc_empty_space height=&quot;&quot; alter_height=&quot;small&quot;][trx_sc_price price=&quot;$150,000/{{small}}M{{sup}}3{{/sup}}{{/small}}&quot; subtitle=&quot;&quot; title=&quot;Two bedrooms&quot; description=&quot;from&quot; link=&quot;#&quot; link_text=&quot;Go Visit&quot; image=&quot;155&quot; icon_type=&quot;fontawesome&quot; icon_fontawesome=&quot;&quot; icon_openiconic=&quot;&quot; icon_typicons=&quot;&quot; icon_entypo=&quot;&quot; icon_linecons=&quot;&quot; scheme=&quot;dark&quot; id=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;&quot; css=&quot;&quot; type=&quot;default&quot;][/trx_sc_price][/vc_column][vc_column width=&quot;1/3&quot;][vc_empty_space height=&quot;&quot; alter_height=&quot;small&quot;][trx_sc_price price=&quot;$200,000/{{small}}M{{sup}}3{{/sup}}{{/small}}&quot; subtitle=&quot;&quot; title=&quot;Three bedrooms&quot; description=&quot;from&quot; link=&quot;#&quot; link_text=&quot;Go Visit&quot; image=&quot;156&quot; icon_type=&quot;fontawesome&quot; icon_fontawesome=&quot;&quot; icon_openiconic=&quot;&quot; icon_typicons=&quot;&quot; icon_entypo=&quot;&quot; icon_linecons=&quot;&quot; scheme=&quot;dark&quot; id=&quot;&quot; class=&quot;&quot; css=&quot;&quot; type=&quot;default&quot;][/trx_sc_price][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Promo

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

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_sc_promo type="modern" icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="Introducing a new residential complex" subtitle="Luxury Apartments" description="Each apartments has been individually designed to maximise space and light. Smart Home Technology installed as standard in each apartment putting you in total control of your home at the touch of a button from wherever you might be." link="http://windsor.themerex.net/gallery/" link_text="Read more" link_image="" text_bg_color="" image="82" image_position="right" image_width="50%" image_cover="1" image_bg_color="" size="large" text_width="none" text_float="none" text_align="none" full_height="" text_paddings="" text_margins="" gap="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css="" link2="http://windsor.themerex.net/gallery/" link2_text="More|PHOTO"][/trx_sc_promo]

Recent News

This shortcode inserts a recent news list. Do not forget to specify the necessary category to get the news from.

Example:

Plain Code
[vc_row][vc_column][trx_widget_recent_news style="news-magazine" widget_title="Recent News" title="" subtitle="" show_categories="1" category="32" count="3" featured="3" columns="3" offset="0" orderby="date" order="asc" ids="" id="" class="" css=""][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Services

This shortcode displays available services.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_sc_services type="iconed" cat="0" count="6" columns="3" slider="" slides_space="0" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css="" hide_excerpt="1"]

Skills

This shortcode displays skills counters .

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_sc_skills type="counter" max="1250" values="%5B%7B%22title%22%3A%22Luxe%20Apartments%22%2C%22value%22%3A%22136%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%7D%2C%7B%22title%22%3A%22Bedrooms%22%2C%22value%22%3A%22355%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%7D%2C%7B%22title%22%3A%22Square%20Areas%22%2C%22value%22%3A%22326%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%7D%2C%7B%22title%22%3A%22Happy%20Customers%22%2C%22value%22%3A%221225%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%7D%5D" filled="" compact="" color="" border_color="" id="" class="" css="" back_color="" columns="" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" cutout="" title_style="default" title_align="default"]

Socials

This shortcode displays social icons.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_sc_socials type="default" icons="%5B%7B%22link%22%3A%22%23%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%2C%22icon_fontawesome%22%3A%22icon-tumblr%22%7D%2C%7B%22link%22%3A%22%23%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%2C%22icon_fontawesome%22%3A%22icon-reply%22%7D%5D" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" id="" class="" css=""]

Table

This shortcode inserts a regular table.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_sc_table type="default" align="none" width="100%" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" id="" class="" css=""]
<table summary="Table example" cellspacing="0">
<tbody>
<tr>
<th>#</th>
<th>COLUMN 1</th>
<th>COLUMN 2</th>
<th>COLUMN 3</th>
<th>COLUMN 4</th>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="text-align: center;">1</td>
<td style="text-align: center;">Row 1 Cell 1</td>
<td style="text-align: center;">Row 1 Cell 2</td>
<td style="text-align: center;">Row 1 Cell 3</td>
<td style="text-align: center;">Row 1 Cell 4</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="text-align: center;">2</td>
<td style="text-align: center;">Row 2 Cell 1</td>
<td style="text-align: center;">Row 2 Cell 2</td>
<td style="text-align: center;">Row 2 Cell 3</td>
<td style="text-align: center;">Row 2 Cell 4</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="text-align: center;">3</td>
<td style="text-align: center;">Row 3 Cell 1</td>
<td style="text-align: center;">Row 3 Cell 2</td>
<td style="text-align: center;">Row 3 Cell 3</td>
<td style="text-align: center;">Row 3 Cell 4</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td style="text-align: center;">4</td>
<td style="text-align: center;">Row 4 Column 1</td>
<td style="text-align: center;">Row 4 Column 2</td>
<td style="text-align: center;">Row 4 Column 3</td>
<td style="text-align: center;">Row 4 Column 4</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
[/trx_sc_table]

Team

This shortcode displays team members.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_sc_team cat="0" count="3" columns="3" slider="" slides_space="0" title="All Team" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css=""]

Testimonials

This shortcode displays testimonials block.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_sc_testimonials cat="0" count="5" columns="1" slider="1" slides_space="0" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" scheme="dark" id="" class="" css="" type="default"]

Widget About Me

This shortcode displays an "About Me" widget with some personal information.

Example:

Plain Code
[vc_row][vc_column][trx_widget_aboutme title="About Me" avatar="129" username="Eric" description="Just an awesome guy." id="" class="" css=""][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Widget Audio Player

This shortcode inserts an Audio Player widget.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_widget_audio title="" caption="Insert Audio Title Here" author="Lily Hunter" cover="" url="http://windsor.themerex.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/laura.mp3" scheme="dark" embed="" id="" class="" css=""]

Widget Banner

This shortcode banner images.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_widget_banner title="Banner" image="129" link="#" code="" id="" class="" css=""]

Widget Calendar

This shortcode displays a widget calendar.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_widget_calendar title="Calendar" weekdays="" id="" class="" css=""]

Widget Categories List

This shortcode displays list of categories.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_widget_categories_list title="Categories List" style="1" number="5" columns="5" show_posts="1" show_children="" id="" class="" css=""]

Widget Contacts

This shortcode displays widget with logo, short description and contacts.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_widget_contacts title="" logo="129" logo_retina="" description="Sample text." address="" phone=" 1 718 987 56 74" email="mik@starr.com" socials="1" id="" class="" css=""]

Widget Flickr Photos

This shortcode displays images from your Flickr account.

Widget Popular Posts

This shortcode displays popular posts.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_widget_popular_posts title="Most Popular Posts" title_popular="1" title_commented="2" title_liked="3" number="4" show_image="1" show_author="1" show_date="1" show_counters="1" show_categories="1" id="" class="" css=""]

Widget Recent Posts

This shortcode displays the most recent posts. You can set an additional options on the "Details" tab in the VC's Posts Settings window.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_widget_recent_posts title="Recent Posts" number="4" show_image="1" show_author="1" show_date="1" show_counters="1" show_categories="1" id="" class="" css=""]

Widget Slider

This shortcode allows to display either (default) Swiper Slider or the Revolution Slider. In the VC's settings you can manage the slider's settings by specifying a category to get the posts from, number of posts, slider's height and other options.

Example (Swiper Slider):

Plain Code
[vc_row][vc_column][trx_widget_slider title="Swiper" engine="swiper" height="345" alias="homeslider-1" slider_style="default" effect="slide" category="29" posts="5" slides_per_view="1" slides_space="0" interval="7000" titles="center" large="" controls="" label_prev="Prev|PHOTO" label_next="Next|PHOTO" pagination="" slides="%5B%7B%7D%5D" id="" class="" css=""][/trx_widget_slider][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Example (Revolution Slider):

Plain Code
[vc_row][vc_column][trx_widget_slider title="Revolution" engine="revo" height="345" alias="homeslider-1" slider_style="default" effect="slide" category="0" posts="5" slides_per_view="1" slides_space="0" interval="7000" titles="center" large="" controls="" label_prev="Prev|PHOTO" label_next="Next|PHOTO" pagination="" slides="%5B%7B%7D%5D" id="" class="" css=""][/trx_widget_slider][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Slider Controller

There is one more additional slider-related shortcode we have added to this theme and it is the Slider Controller. Basically it allows to combine 2 different sliders into a single one. It becomes handy if you want to create a video gallery, but display it with a slider. Check the screenshots below for more information.

IMPORTANT! Make sure the following parameters id="" & slider_id="" are the same for both sliders. Below is an example of code from Homepage 1.

Example:

Plain Code
[vc_row][vc_column]

[trx_sc_anchor icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="icon-video-2" id="film" title="Lifestyle films"]

[vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="medium" hide_on_mobile=""][trx_sc_content type="default" width="none" float="none" align="none" padding="none" title_style="shadow" title_align="center" title="Lifestyle film" subtitle="05" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" id="" class="" css=""][/trx_sc_content][vc_empty_space height="" hide_on_mobile=""]


[trx_widget_slider title="" engine="swiper" height="430" alias="homeslider-1" slider_style="modern" category="29" posts="5" slides_per_view="1" slides_space="0" interval="10000" titles="outside" large="" controls="1" pagination="" id="slider_video" class="" css="" effect="slide" slides="%5B%7B%22title%22%3A%22Apartments%20presentation%22%2C%22subtitle%22%3A%22Interior%22%2C%22image%22%3A%2288%22%2C%22video_url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FnzfI4oiG2BM%22%7D%2C%7B%22title%22%3A%22Visualizing%20Complex%22%2C%22subtitle%22%3A%22Life%20style%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22%23%22%2C%22image%22%3A%2286%22%2C%22video_url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FSu5xwCwwRKU%22%7D%2C%7B%22title%22%3A%22Building%20progress%22%2C%22subtitle%22%3A%22Environment%22%2C%22image%22%3A%2281%22%2C%22video_embed%22%3A%22%3Ciframe%20width%3D%5C%22560%5C%22%20height%3D%5C%22315%5C%22%20src%3D%5C%22https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2FwHJkOPnnJbs%5C%22%20frameborder%3D%5C%220%5C%22%20allowfullscreen%3E%3C%2Fiframe%3E%22%7D%2C%7B%22title%22%3A%22Interior%20views%22%2C%22subtitle%22%3A%22Progress%22%2C%22image%22%3A%2284%22%2C%22video_url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2Fx2wyW1LsVfY%22%7D%5D" label_prev="Prev|VIDEO" label_next="Next|VIDEO"][/trx_widget_slider]

[vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="small" hide_on_mobile=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" scheme="dark"][vc_column css=".vc_custom_1470667490776{padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="small" hide_on_mobile=""]

[trx_slider_controller slider_id="slider_video" controller_style="thumbs" effect="slide" slides_per_view="4" slides_space="20" interval="0" height="100" id="" class="" css="" controls=""]

[vc_empty_space height="" alter_height="small" hide_on_mobile=""][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Widget Social Icons

This shortcode displays social icons to the social networks you are subscribed. Please do not forget to specify the necessary links (URLs) to your social profiles on the Appearance > Themerex addons > Socials tab.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_widget_socials id="" class="" css=""]

Widget Twitter

This shortcode displays posts from your twitter account. Please be aware that as the matter of security reasons we provide the shortcode without the twitter tokens and consumer keys. Please use your own keys to make it display your twitter feed properly.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_widget_twitter title="Twitter Widget" count="4" follow="1" username="Themerex" consumer_key="" consumer_secret="" token_key="" token_secret="" id="" class="" css=".vc_custom_1470312928630{background: #444 url(http://windsor.themerex.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/image-20.jpg?id=460) !important;}"]

Widget Video Player

This shortcode inserts a video file.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_widget_video title="" cover="80" link="https://youtu.be/Su5xwCwwRKU" embed="" id="" class="" css=""]

Post Formats

The theme uses standard WordPress post formats.

Find all the post types on the screenshot below.

Extra Plugins & Features

In this section we will talk about an additional plugins we have included to the theme package. On of them, which is Themerex addons, we have developed ourselves.

Themerex addons

As a free addition to this theme we have included a unique Themerex addons plugin. After its activation, you will be able to noticeably expand the options of the theme. These addons allow you to enable/disable widgets, shortcodes, custom post types, set links on your social profiles as well as the some advanced theme specific settings.

Once the plugin is installed the Themerex addons item will appear under the Appearance tab in WP dashboard menu.

Below you can find 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.

  • 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.

  • Add "Scroll to Top" - Add "Scroll to Top" button when page is scrolled.

  • Popup Engine - Choose one of two scripts to display your popup images.

API

Insert a generated Google API key to make your Google map function properly. More information on how to properly obtain an API key can be found here.

Socials

Here you can specify all the necessary links (URLs) to your social profiles . Just paste the necessary URL address into the needed fields and click "Save".

Shortcodes

Here you can define whether you want to use the Themerex's Anchor shortcode or not.

Theme Specific

Settings of this section allow you to override the default theme's grid and wrap classes. These setting are for an advanced users only.
If you are not sure what to do with it, please leave these settings intact.

Visual Composer

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

  1. Official Visual Composer FAQ page.

  2. Getting Started With Visual Composer Guide.

  3. Visual Composer: A Guide To Drag & Drop Page Building

  4. How to Add Row and Column with Visual Composer.

  5. How to Add Row or Column Background with Visual Composer.

  6. How to Create Empty Space Between Elements with Custom Height.

Visual Composer Extensions All In One

Add 40+ new elements to Visual Composer, includes: Draggable Timeline, Metro Carousel and Tile, Zooma or Magnify, Carousel & Gallery, Tabs, Accordion, Image Hotspot with Tooltip, Parallax, Medium Gallery, Stack Gallery, Testimonial Carousel, iHover, Scrolling Notification and Masonry Gallery etc.

Check the links below for more information about this plugin:

  1. Official Themeforest page.

  2. WPBackery Official Extension page.

Revolution Slider

Our theme is fully compatible with an extremely powerful Revolution Slider plugin.

Once the dummy content is installed Revolution Slider item will show up in the theme's menu (otherwise you can install the plugin manually and create/add the necessary slides on your own).

Please check the following links for more information regarding the Revolution Slider functionality:

Essential Grid

We have added an Essential Grid plugin, to let you create nice gallery views. More information on how to use this plugin can be found here.
You can also check a video tutorial showing how to create a new essential grid gallery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8LDmFN0yvc.

Translations

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

  1. Navigate to the themes/Mariana/languages/ folder and locate default.po file. Copy it to your desktop for editing.

  2. Open the .po file using a program like PoEdit. Click on the text to edit and enter your translation in the bottom box.

  3. Next, you have to save 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 break it down; the first lower-case letters define the language, whereas the second upper-case letter define the country. In many cases the language and country will be the same, like “de_DE” for Germany, but what about languages like English or Portuguese, that are spoken in several countries natively? In these cases there will be a difference in the first and second letter pairs; for the UK, the code would be en_GB, whereas for the USA it will be en_US. If you are not familiar with the codes for your native language and country you can head over to the GNU website, where they have all the codes for Language and Country. Please note, if you use the wrong naming convention WordPress will not be able be able to process your translation, so in case of an error double check on this first.
    So, the Brazilian Portuguese file would be called pt_BR.po. When saving your .po it will automatically create a new .mo file, with the same naming convention (using the example above, the file would be called pt_BR.mo).

  4. 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.po and default.mo files.

  5. Optional step ( actual for WordPress version < 4.0 ): The last step is to tell WordPress what language to show. Open your wp-config.php file in a text editor and search for: define('WPLANG', '');
    Edit this line according to the .mo file you should have already downloaded, e.g. for the Portuguese spoken in Brazil you must add: define ('WPLANG', 'pt_BR');.

Sources and Credits

In this section you can find an additional information regarding fonts and clipart (.psd files) used in this theme.

  • Fonts:

    • '"Advent Pro", sans-serif'; 'Amadeus, serif'; '"PT Sans Narrow", sans-serif'; '"Antonio", sans-serif'; .

    • You can also check the theme.options.php file for more detailed information on this matter.

  • Clipart:

    • Images were taken from http:/www.depositphotos.com/.

    • IMPORTANT! Please be aware that all clipart images included in this theme are the 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.

  • 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 at https://themerex.ticksy.com/.

Troubleshooting

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://themerex.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 we are off on weekends.

PLEASE NOTE! Our support policy covers trouble using any theme-related (only!) features. Unfortunately, we do not provide support for installation, any kind of customizations or 3rd party plugins. You also need to have a valid purchase code to request an assistance from our support team.