An overview of Cake, how to install and use, theme options and examples, and more.
An overview of Cake, how to install and use, theme options and examples, and more.
We would like to thank you for purchasing Cake!
This documentation file helps you to understand the whole theme concept and how it works. You should read all sections of the file before start your work. Here have multiple detailed explain of elements, theme sections and included video tutorials.
If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please check out and search for Forum page.
After that you still can't find the solution yet, please leave a ticket on Support system then support agents help your issue.
Surely you have already installed WordPress on your server. If you don't installed it yet and you are new to WP and have problems installing it, you might want to check out following tips.
You need to download theme files after you've purchased the it. Following image describes downloads section of the item and you have 2 download choices.
Downloading All Files gives you a all-files.zip file with all the content listed below
Downloading the installable WordPress theme only gives you the Cake.zip file.
You can either choose to upload the theme via WordPress upload function or via ftp to your site.
Appearance -> Themes
Cake.zipfile (it is located in the folder you've downloaded from ThemeForest).
wp-content -> themesdirectory
Appearance -> Themesof your dashboard and Activate the theme.
After the activation you see this notice at top of your dashboard. This theme requires those three additional plugins and you need to install those.
Please click on Begin installing plugins.
Envato Toolkit plugin requires MarketPlace username and API Key. You can get API key from your Settings tab of ThemeForest account. Lets provide those infomation and get theme update anytime and easily.
Theme has dedicated data option. You should click one of those link and select your desired home page layout. Action will set few important tasks including selection of Home page, Main navigation setting and Sidebar widgets when you click on Import Demo Data button.
Please wait for a while until imports all the content.
Previous option helps you to include minimized demo content on your site reason for quick include. But you can have full demo data with regular XML data imports.
Please make sure you backup your existing theme folder before updating. Additionally we recommend performing the update on a development site before making it on your live site.
Hope you have provided your account information in Envato Toolkit plugin. If you go to the plugin page, you'll see similar to following image. Let's click on Update automatically link at right bottom. This is a most efficienat and easy way to integrate latest verion on your site.
After clicking to auto-update, you’ll see the confirmation that everything worked correctly.
Go to the Appearance => Themes and activate another theme than Cake such as TwentyTwelve, TwentyThirteen or Cake child theme. Delete the old version of the theme because folder name existing error comes up when we try to install it without deletion. Then install the theme again as you see early in this documentation.
Usually updating a theme means replacing the old files with the new ones. You can see changelog.txt file from the new download archive and you can get updated files list as modified/added and deleted. Upload and overwrite those files on your theme directory.
If theme changed lots of files and you really hard to collect changed files, there is a better way to do it when it comes to WordPress themes.
WordPress treats two version of the same theme as different themes. That is, if you have Cake v1.2 and v1.3 in your wp-content/themes folder they are treated as two different themes independent of each other.
That means you can have multiple version of the same theme installed on your blog. So whenever there is a new version of your theme available, instead of replacing or deleting the files of the older version follow this procedure.
The main advantage of following the above procedure is you can quickly switch back to the old version of the theme if you find any problems with the new version or if it clashes with any plugins you are using.
Live Customize panel has many options those help you to control your site. You have to know only where your desired options exist and how they are capable of. Please take some time to navigate through each tab and read options' description.
||Header--Upload logo||Choose you logo image and see live result. If you think your logo image bigger at top, you can edit directly the image from media library popup..|
|Header--Upload a Vintage Image||Please select your Vintage inage from library.|
|Header--Upload a Menu Background Image||Upload your a menu background image.|
|Header--Upload a Image For header background||Upload a header background image|
|Footer Information--Social link||Add your social link profile here.|
|Footer Information--RSS feed||Add RSs feed here.|
|Footer Information--Copyright||Edit copyright text here.|
|Footer contact-- contact control switch.||Show or Hide footer contact section.|
|Footer contact--Upload a image for contact background.||Select image for contact background.|
|Footer contact--Contact shortcode||Add contact form shortcode here.|
|Footer contact--Contact Unformation||Add footer text here.|
|Blog Style--Post content||Change post content layout to right & left side..|
|Font Settings--Fancy font and Size||Customize fancy font and size.|
|Font Settings--Menu font and Size||Customize menu font and size.|
|Font Settings-Title font and Size||Customize title font and size.|
|Font Settings-Text font and Size||Customize text font and size.|
|Color option--Brand color||The color that styles active menu, links & hover, pagination and much. But if the color doesn't fit for your area, you can set correct one at specific areas. Those customizations won't be overwritten by this.|
|Color option--Body text color||You can select body color here.|
|Color option--Title color|
|Color option--Menu color..|
|Color option--Menu hover color.|
|Color option--Content background color.|
|Color option--Footer contact form background color.|
|Color option--Footer background color.|
|Color option--Footer background opacity.||Change footer background color opacity|
|You can add your widgets here to sidebars and footer columns.|
After the installation, you can configure something on following place for Visual Composer. You might want to allow VC for your custom post types initially.
Visual composer has tons of elements that presents content view. But our theme has more advanced elements that enriches this beautiful theme. Please hit on the tab and find elements and use them for your need. Every element has a purpose and detailed options. You can see their live result on the demo pages. Enjoy :)
| ||Show your address with icon and text.|
||Insert custom URL for button.|
|Customize counter text background color and digits etc.|
||Add your custom contact form shortcode here|
|Here you can edit title font, description and image.|
|The element allows options for you to fill google map longitute and latitude and custom map marker image.|
|Add your image,title and pricetag for price element.|
|Here you can insert image and text for products.|
|Add your teammate's information here.|
|Add testimonial information for carousel.|
Menu system works through WordPress core functions. Then I hope you don't have any trouble with it. We extended menu options with a few options such as Menu Icon and Mega menu options. Please look at next images and follow the steps for your menu.
Our theme is compatible with Contact form 7 and please put following markup on the Form field of your form. Then your form turns similar into our style that presents on Contact page.
<div class="form-group"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-6 res-mrg-b-20">[text* username class:form-control class:bg-gray placeholder "Your Name"]</div> <div class="col-md-6">[email* email class:form-control class:bg-gray placeholder "Your Email"]</div> </div> </div> <div class="form-group"> [text* subject class:form-control class:bg-gray placeholder "Subject"] </div> <div class="form-group"> [textarea* textarea-194 class:bg-gray placeholder "Message"] </div> <div class="form-group text-right"> [submit class:btn class:btn-default "SEND MESSAGE"] </div>
You can have subscribe form by MailChimp for WordPress plugin. Install the plugin and add a widget instance on footer sidebar area.
Sometimes hard to implement small css features by predefined options. Then we've prepared some helpful classes those can used on any custom places and style your content. Most of page builder elements have Extra class field and you can allow following classes on them.
||Align the content to left.|
||Align the content to right.|
||Align the content to center.|
|Align blockquote content to the left.|
||Align blockquote content to the right.|
||Align blockquote content to the center.|
||Align caption content to the left.|
||Align caption content to the right.|
||Align caption content to the center.|
Thank you to all who developed following projects/products. We really appreciate your support and time. We definitely couldn't do this template without you. We wish you all the best.
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