An overview of Katharine, How to install and use, theme options and examples, and more settings.
An overview of Katharine, How to install and use, theme options and examples, and more settings.
We would like to thank you for purchasing Katharine!
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 Katharine.zip file.
You can either choose to upload the theme via WordPress upload function or via ftp to your site.
Appearance -> Themes
Katharine.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 insalling 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 Katharine such as TwentyTwelve, TwentyThirteen or Katharine 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 Katharine 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.
||Brand Color||You will set your brand color here in your Website.|
|Title Color||You can select any color from here and change Title of color here.|
|Content text color||All of your content text color here you can change it.|
|Second Color||Second color is below of the Title and Content Text of line.|
|Content background color||You can set color of Content background color here.|
|Menu Color||You can set Menu text color here.||Menu Background Color||You can set Menu backgroun color here.|
||Main navigation||Your theme supports 2 menus. Select which menu appears in each location. You can also place menus in widget areas with the Custom Menu widget.|
|Quick menu||You can currently set to footer menu.|
|Sub footer||You can set your main menu.|
||Title Font Styled||Here is you can set your title font.|
|Title Font Normal||You can set tilte content font here.|
|Text Font||Here is the you can select your text font.|
|Menu Font||Here is you can set of your menu font.|
|Footer title font||Footer title here you can select.|
|Footer text font||Here is you can set footer text font.|
|Sub Footer Font||If you want change subfooter font please change here.|
||Padding Top||Please set you padding top size here.|
|Padding Bottom||Please set you padding top size here.|
|Title icon||Upload title icon it will show your header of the title.|
|Background Color||Page tite of header color.|
|Background image||Page tite of header bakcground.|
|Logo image||Here is the upload your image of logo.|
|Logo width||Here is the insert you logo wight.|
|Favicon||Here is the you set you favicon here.|
|Header Height||Here is the you can control your header height.|
|Menu Text Size||Here is the you can change your menu text of size.|
|Menu Items Space||Here is the you can set between space of menu items.|
|Header layout||Here is you can select your header layout and design.|
|Header Background||Here is you can change header background.|
|Content font size||Here is the you can set your text of font size.|
|Content text line height||AHere is the you can set your text of line height.|
|Social Links||Here is the you can add social links.|
|Footer layout||here is you can select layout|
|Footer Columns||Here is the you can config footer column.|
|Footer text color||Here is the you can change footer text color.|
|Footer background color||here is you can change footer background color.|
|Footer logo width||Here is you config footer logo width.|
|Enable Sub Footer||On/off.|
|Sub Footer Background color||Here is you can change sub footer background color.|
|CopyRight Content||Insert your CopyRight text here|
|Portfolio Label||Use this field to rename your portfolio custom post type.|
|Portfolio Slug||Changes the default slug for this post type.|
|Portfolio Main Page||Please select here main portfolio page. It's important for your breadcrumb.|
|Portfolio Sidebar||You can set here default portfolio sidebar area.|
|Tablet CSS||Screen width between 768px and 991px|
|Wide Phone CSS||Screen width between 481px and 767px. Ex: iPhone landscape.|
|Phone CSS||Screen width up to 480px. Ex: iPhone portrait.|
|Here is you control your maintenance page here. Upload images and set overlay 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 :)
| ||Only post type of Blog. Here is the you set blog and your post show.|
||This element show your posts will carousel boxed .|
|This element will show your post carousel.|
||This element you can add images and content links. Possibility add 5 image here.|
||The element allows options for you to fill overlay coloured layer and custom map marker image.|
|Insert your Heading Title and upload icon, desciption here.|
||Mouse hove scroll item.|
|Swiper Content slider here.|
You'll find Page options at bottom of your main editor. Please read the option name and description and use them for customize your every single page.
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.
Hope you are familiar with this powerful slider. If you are not, please read some of important usages on the slider documentation file from documentation directory.
Please import our sliders one by one or with One click options and check following.
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="row"> <div class="col-sm-6"> <p >[text* your-name placeholder "Your Name *"]</p> <p >[text your-number placeholder "Phone Number"]</p> <p >[text your-mail placeholder "Your E-mail *"]</p> <p >[text your-title placeholder "Subject"]</p> < /div > < div class="col-sm-6" > [textarea your-message x3 placeholder "Message"] [submit class:button-full class:button-fill "Send Message"] < /div > < /div >
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.
||Styles text color by current brand color|
||Adds shadow on image element|
||Sets text color as white|
|Sets text color as white|
||Sets text color as black|
||Sets text font weight 100|
||Sets text font weight 300|
||Hides element on lower screen. Smaller than 480px wide|
||Allows ul/ol to inline style.|
||Disables element margin. Efficient usage is on Rows|
||Disables element margin top|
||Disables element margin bottom|
||Disables element padding|
||Disables element padding top|
||Disables element padding bottom|
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