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.

About WordPress
Detailed instruction about WordPress
Installing Tutorials
Installation tutorial by WordPress
Instructional Video
Video lessons by Woo Themes
Getting Started
WordPress Tips for Beginners
WP101 Basix Training
Some great videos from WPTuts on WordPress

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.

Download Package


Downloading All Files gives you a all-files.zip file with all the content listed below

This is costumer's handbook. Obviously, If you can reading this file, you're open this file :)
You have an One Click option for import demo data. But if you need detailed xml files please pick up those here. You should read about how to use it from Demo Data part of this document.
You can use this file for install function of built in WordPress.
Child theme. Please make your file changes in it. And this child theme helps you to keep your changes in it even updated main theme continually. You should read more details about child theme here.
Contains changes history, change descriptions, date and modified files list.

You can either choose to upload the theme via WordPress upload function or via ftp to your site.

1. Via WordPress theme uploader (recommended)

Step 1
Login to your website
Step 2
Go to Appearance -> Themes
Step 3
Click on Install Themes tab
Step 4
Click on Upload link and Browse to the Katharine.zip file (it is located in the folder you've downloaded from ThemeForest).
Step 5
Click Install Now button
Step 6
Then you see Katharine settings page right side on Dashboard menu section.
Step 7
Now you are ready to go. Create your new site and control it.

2. Via FTP client

Step 1
Login to your hosting via FTP client application (such as FileZilla and CuteFTP)
Step 2
Go to wp-content -> themes directory
Step 3
Upload Katharine folder (uncompressed) into this directory
Step 4
Refresh Appearance -> Themes of 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
The Envato WordPress Toolkit enables you to access your Envato WordPress purchases from within your WordPress Dashboard. It allows you to not only install themes, but also to receive update notifications and update automatically, just like regular WordPress themes.
Visual Composer
The most advanced PageBuilder Plugin that is drag and drop frontend and backend page builder plugin that will save you tons of time working on the site content. You will be able to take full control over your WordPress site, build any layout you can imagine – no programming knowledge required
Revloution Slider
This plugin features tons of unique transition effects, an image preloader, video embedding, autoplay that stops on user interaction and lots of easy to set options to create your own effects.
Portfolio Plugin
This plugin an optional plugin but highly recommended for your portfolio. It has own features and sinlge post options those compatible with portfolio details section. Your portfolio posts won't let go after you activated different themes on your site and that's the biggest reason why we are adding portfolio post type as in a custom plugin.

Configure Envato Toolkit Plugin

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.

Step 4

One Click Demo Data Options

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.

Demo data

Demo data

Please wait for a while until imports all the content.


Full content Demo site setup

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.

  1. Go to Tools → Import
  2. Choose WordPress from the list.
  3. Upload the demo content.xml using the form provided on download.
  4. You will be asked to map the authors in this export file to users on the blog. For each author, you may choose to map to an existing user on the blog or to create a new user.
  5. You will then have the choice to import attachments, so click on the “Download and import file attachments” box.
  6. Please be patient while WordPress imports all the content. Posts, Pages, Projects, and Menus are imported. You will need assign the menu a theme location & you’ll need to configure widgets. This is a limitation of WordPress’ import system.


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.

Via Envato Toolkit Plugin (recommended)

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.

Via WordPress theme uploader

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.

Via FTP client application

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.

  1. Try to upload new theme archive to the site
  2. If the folder name of the new version clashes with the old version, rename the folder of new version.
  3. Upload the new version to your wp-content/themes folder via FTP or through the interface provided by your web host or by using the upload feature in WordPress.
  4. Activate the new version from your dashboard.

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.

Group Class Description
Colors 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 ColorYou can set Menu text color here.
Menu Background ColorYou can set Menu backgroun color here.
Menu 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.
Font Title Font Styled Here is you can set your title font.
Title Font Normal You can set tilte content font here.
Text FontHere is the you can select your text font.
Second Font NORMAL
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.
Page Title Padding Top Please set you padding top size here.
Padding Bottom Please set you padding top size here.
Title iconUpload title icon it will show your header of the title.
Background Color Page tite of header color.
Background image Page tite of header bakcground.
Brand logo & Header
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 Options 
Header Height Here is the you can control your header height.
Menu Text SizeHere is the you can change your menu text of size.
Menu Items SpaceHere is the you can set between space of menu items.
Header layout Here is you can select your header layout and design.
Header BackgroundHere is you can change header background.
Content option
Content font size Here is the you can set your text of font size.
Content text line heightAHere is the you can set your text of line height.
Social links
Social Links Here is the you can add social links.
Footer layout here is you can select layout
Footer ColumnsHere 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
Post TypesPost Options 
Post CommentsOn/Off
Next/Prev linksOn/Off
Page Options 
Author BoxOn/Off
Page CommentOn/Off
Portfolio Options 
Portfolio LabelUse this field to rename your portfolio custom post type.
Portfolio SlugChanges the default slug for this post type.
Related PostsOn/Off
Next/Prev linksOn/Off
Portfolio Main PagePlease select here main portfolio page. It's important for your breadcrumb.
Portfolio SidebarYou can set here default portfolio sidebar area.
Custom CSS
General CSS
Tablet CSSScreen width between 768px and 991px
Wide Phone CSSScreen width between 481px and 767px. Ex: iPhone landscape.
Phone CSSScreen width up to 480px. Ex: iPhone portrait.
Maintenance Page Here is you control your maintenance page here. Upload images and set overlay opacity.
Widgets 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.

General Page Options

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 :)

Additional Visual Composer Elements

Group Description
Blog Only post type of Blog. Here is the you set blog and your post show.
Post carousel boxed This element show your posts will carousel boxed .
Post carouselThis element will show your post carousel.
Five Circels This element you can add images and content links. Possibility add 5 image here.
Google maps The element allows options for you to fill overlay coloured layer and custom map marker image.
Heading Insert your Heading Title and upload icon, desciption here.
Hover scroll Mouse hove scroll item.
Content Slider 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.

General Page Options

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.

The slider has a tons of features and abilities. But we've added some more modifications related Navigation styling, Half transparent overlay etc on CSS / Javascript section of the Slider Settings.

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.

Class name Description
.brand-color Styles text color by current brand color
.image-shadow Adds shadow on image element
.text-white Sets text color as white
.text-lightSets text color as white
.text-dark Sets text color as black
.text-thin Sets text font weight 100
.text-thin-300 Sets text font weight 300
.hidden-xxs Hides element on lower screen. Smaller than 480px wide
.text-center Text center
.text-right Text right
.text-left Text left
.list-inline Allows ul/ol to inline style.
.no-margin Disables element margin. Efficient usage is on Rows
.no-margin-top Disables element margin top
.no-margin-bottom Disables element margin bottom
.no-padding Disables element padding
.no-padding-top Disables element padding top
.no-padding-bottom Disables element padding bottom

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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