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 clear code.

Samurai is a responsive and clean WordPress theme, made by a team of creative professionals here at Axiomthemes.
Axiomthemes is a place to buy premium WordPress themes and HTML templates covered by efficient and helpful support.

We are a team of data-driven experts dedicated to resolving your most demanding web challenges. Skillfully versed in all things digital, our enthusiastic team brings together top expertise in web design and development to help you create one of a kind websites, tailored especially for your needs.

Rate This Theme

We would appreciate if you 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. Press the CMD+F (in OS X) or CTRL+F (in Windows) shortcut 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://axiom.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 Web Inspector (available in Safari/ Safari Technology Preview ), 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://axiom.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 "Samurai" 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. 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.

There are 2 ways to install the theme:

  • via FTP:

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

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

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

    4. Upload the extracted Samurai 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 "Samurai.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.

IMPORTANT! Please be aware that there is only one required (mandatory) plugin for proper theme functioning which is "ThemeRex Addons." The rest of the plugins are recommended for installation, but not required.
In case you are running a shared hosting (e.g. GoDaddy) with limited resources, we do recommend to enable only the essential plugins (the ones you need) and disable the rest if any. Otherwise, it may significantly increase memory (RAM) consumption, which might lead to unwanted issues.

Available plugins:

  • Essential Grid

  • Mailchimp for WordPress

  • Slider Revolution

  • The Events Calendar

  • ThemeRex Addons

  • Timetable Responsive Schedule For WordPress (Please be aware that we do not include this plugin into the theme's package. It is for demonstration purposes only. To use this plugin, you need to purchase it first.)

  • Visual Composer Extensions All In One

  • WooCommerce

  • WPBakery Visual Composer

SUCCESS! The "Success" message appears after plugins successful installation.

Demo Content

Our theme includes a simple One click dummy data import tool. It allows getting a precise copy of our demo website in just 1 click.
Nevertheless, it allows choosing whether to install the "whole demo-site content" or just certain pages, forms, and sliders.

Before installing demo data, please make sure you have installed all the required plugins, check the Plugins installation section for more information.

IMPORTANT! When installing demo-data, ALL THE EXISTING CONTENTS of your website will be deleted and replaced with the new data! We do recommend to install demo data on fresh WordPress.

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 receive a notification message prompting to install required Utilities plugin (the plugin's name should usually match the theme's name, for example, "Samurai 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. SUCCESS! The "Success" message appears after demo data successful installation. Treat the screenshot below as an example. Included plugins and some of the options may vary. OPTIONAL! Usually, it works fine, but in case something goes wrong and data does not import, we recommend to repeat the procedure. The script finds the last item imported successfully and continues 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.

IMPORTANT! 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 Samurai 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 "Samurai-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.

Theme Customizer

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.

IMPORTANT! Please be aware that our theme provides a special inheritance hierarchy system for "Theme Options" settings. It means that individual settings of each page may override global settings made with Customizer Panel.

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 front-end right after the alterations - when the needed parameter is selected, without switching from admin to front-end 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

This section allows managing an available Menu types:

Menus are also available in the "Appearance > Menus" settings.

Below are predefined Menu locations:

  • Main Menu - Displays the main menu.
  • Footer Menu (Info Footer) - Responsible for displaying menu in the footer's area.

Each of these menu locations is available for filling with any of the predefined menu sets and also available for editing right through the "Customizer" settings.

Some of the predefined Menu sets:

Widgets

Depends on the selected page that is available for editing with Customizer's tools you can notice a different kind of widgets sets included to a particular page. 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 are available through Appearance > Widgets section as well as a few more additional locations that allow displaying the necessary widgets almost anywhere on the page. Check the schematic screenshot below for more information.

This is how the "Sidebar Widgets" may look like:

Custom widgets:

  1. ThemeRex Addons - Audio Player: Displays an audio player.

  2. ThemeRex Addons - Calendar: Displays a regular calendar.

  3. ThemeRex Addons - Contacts: Displays your Logo and contact information.

  4. ThemeRex Addons - Post Slider/Revolution Slider: Displays the slides via Posts (Swiper) Slider or Revolution Slider.

  5. 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.

  6. ThemeRex Addons - Socials: Shows the links to social network profiles.

  7. 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 to upload logo images, select header type and insert widgets.

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 image override" - this setting allows to replace header's default image with featured image of a page/post/product.

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.

Specify the necessary information with the address/phone related settings.

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.

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 all 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.
"SEO snippets" setting adds a special structured data markup to single posts/pages.

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.

Footer 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 image - add any image to the footer area.
Hide footer - disables the footer area.
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:

"Expand content" - expands the content width if sidebar is set to "hidden".

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 2/3/4 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 2/4/6 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).

Pagination style

Select the necessary pagination style for posts to show.

Posts content

Select the way to display your posts' content.

Time difference

This setting replaces post's date with days left since the last post.

Related Posts

This setting defines the quantity of related posts in the single post page.

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.

Shop, Events

These settings are responsible for overall look and behavior of Shop and Events pagespage. Check the screenshots below for more information:

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

Expand content

In case there is no sidebar on the page, the content occupies the sidebar's area.

Shop loop columns

This setting allows managing columns quantity for displaying product items in.

Related products

Specify number of related products to show on the single product page.

Shop mode

This setting allows you to display products' lists in 2 different styles: Thumbnails & List.

Header widgets

Select the necessary sidebar set to display it in the header area of the page.

The rest of the settings give you control over the widgets position on the page. Feel free to set them any way you want.

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.

Fonts settings

This section gives you control over the website's fonts. Feel free to customize any font you want.

Pages

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

Page templates

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

Choose either "Blog Archive" (blog page) or "Default Template" (regular page) option in the Page Attributes sidebar. Additionally, you can manipulate with "Theme Options" settings to customize an overall look and behavior of your page.

Homepage

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

Below is the "Homepage 1" configuration example, the same one as on our demo website.

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 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.

Usually, the page consists of Sections, Rows, Block containers, Content Blocks, Columns and some other elements. On the screenshots below you can see which backend section corresponds to a front-end section.

Below are screenshots of "Homepage 1" front-end and back-end divided into sections, its source code, and the "Theme Options" settings.

Homepage 1 Code
[vc_row full_width="stretch_row_content_no_spaces"][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="homeslider1"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" css=".vc_custom_1478698262882{padding-top: 7em !important;padding-bottom: 9em !important;background-image: url(http://samurai.axiomthemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/welcome_bg.jpg?id=311) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_column css_animation="slideInLeft" width="5/12"][vc_column_text]
<h6 class="trx_addons_no_margins" style="margin-bottom: 0.5em;">Welcome</h6>
<h2 class="trx_addons_no_margins" style="margin-bottom: 0.95em;">Our Philospohy</h2>
<p style="text-align: left; padding-right: 25%;">The result of true karate is natural, effortless action, and the confidence, humility, openness and peace only possible through perfect unity of mind and body. This is the core teaching of Zen, the basis of Bushido, and our philosophy.</p>
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<blockquote>Karate is not a game of points, weight classes or showy demonstrations. It is a martial art and way of life that trains a practitioner to be peaceful.<a href="#">Aaron Smith</a></blockquote>
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<h6 style="text-align: center; margin-bottom: 2.7em;">Our Results in Numbers</h6>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>A 1985 study found that children in martial arts have an increased sense of responsibili-</em>
<em>ty, and a higher sense of self-esteem.</em></p>
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Testing or evaluation is important to martial artists of many disciplines who wish to determine their progression or own level of skill in some specific contexts.

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Various forms and sparring are commonly used in martial art exhibitions and tournaments. Some competitions pit practitioners of different disciplines against each other.

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Full-contact sparring or competition, where strikes are not pulled but thrown with full force as the name implies, has a number of differences from light contact sparring.

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Martial arts have crossed over into sports when forms of sparring become competitive, becoming a sport in its own right that is dissociated from the original combative origin.

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Martial arts training aims to result in several benefits to trainees, such as their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Spiritually-oriented and health-oriented.

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<h3 style="text-align: center; font-size: 3.333em; line-height: 1.4em; margin-top: 0;"><span style="color: #ffffff;">Free Taster Season</span></h3>
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<h6 style="text-align: center; margin-bottom: 2.7em;">Our Results in Numbers</h6>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>A 1985 study found that children in martial arts have an increased sense of responsibili-</em>
<em>ty, and a higher sense of self-esteem.</em></p>
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<h2 class="trx_addons_no_margins" style="margin-bottom: 0.95em;">Our Philospohy</h2>
<p style="text-align: left; padding-right: 25%;">The result of true karate is natural, effortless action, and the confidence, humility, openness and peace only possible through perfect unity of mind and body. This is the core teaching of Zen, the basis of Bushido, and our philosophy.</p>
[/vc_column_text][trx_sc_button type="default" size="normal" link="/programs/" title="more about us" subtitle="" align="none" text_align="none" back_image="" icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="" image="" icon_position="left" id="" class="" css=".vc_custom_1478698151109{margin-top: 4.75em !important;}"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1478696004285{margin-bottom: 3em !important;}"]<img class="alignnone wp-image-309 size-full" src="http://samurai.axiomthemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/quote_img.jpg" alt="quote_img" width="1000" height="519" />[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
<blockquote>Karate is not a game of points, weight classes or showy demonstrations. It is a martial art and way of life that trains a practitioner to be peaceful.<a href="#">Aaron Smith</a></blockquote>
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" css=".vc_custom_1479115478870{padding-top: 7em !important;padding-bottom: 7.5em !important;background-image: url(http://samurai.axiomthemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/black_bg.jpg?id=298) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_column][trx_sc_services type="default" featured="icon" featured_position="top" hide_excerpt="" icons_animation="" cat="45" count="4" columns="4" slider="" slider_pagination="" slides_space="0" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="" subtitle="What We Offer" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" scheme="dark" id="" class="" css=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" parallax="content-moving" parallax_image="548" css=".vc_custom_1479132622221{padding-top: 10em !important;padding-bottom: 9em !important;}"][vc_column][trx_sc_promo type="default" icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="" title_style="default" title_align="left" title="new classes starting now!" subtitle="" description="from $45.00" link="/schedule/" link_text="join now" link_image="" link2="" link2_text="" text_bg_color="" image="50" image_position="right" image_width="" image_cover="" image_bg_color="" size="normal" 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_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1479132526768{padding-top: 7.8em !important;padding-bottom: 5.45em !important;}"][vc_column][trx_sc_services type="imaged" featured="image" featured_position="top" hide_excerpt="" icons_animation="" cat="41" count="3" columns="3" slider="" slider_pagination="" slides_space="0" title_style="default" title_align="center" title="Training Programs" subtitle="Choose the Class" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" css=".vc_custom_1478704497670{padding-top: 5.6em !important;padding-bottom: 8.25em !important;background-image: url(http://samurai.axiomthemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/black_bg.jpg?id=298) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]
<h6 style="text-align: center; margin-bottom: 2.7em;">Our Results in Numbers</h6>
<p style="text-align: center;"><em>A 1985 study found that children in martial arts have an increased sense of responsibili-</em>
<em>ty, and a higher sense of self-esteem.</em></p>
[/vc_column_text][trx_sc_skills type="counter" filled="" cutout="" compact="" color="#ff0000" back_color="" border_color="" max="100" columns="4" values="%5B%7B%22title%22%3A%22National%20Champions%22%2C%22value%22%3A%2245%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%7D%2C%7B%22title%22%3A%22City%20Champions%22%2C%22value%22%3A%2239%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%7D%2C%7B%22title%22%3A%22Gold%20Medalists%22%2C%22value%22%3A%2256%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%7D%2C%7B%22title%22%3A%22All%20Medals%22%2C%22value%22%3A%2298%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%7D%5D" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" id="" class="" css=".vc_custom_1478700874991{margin-top: 3em !important;}"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1479201526279{padding-top: 8em !important;padding-bottom: 8em !important;}"][vc_column][trx_sc_team type="default" cat="42" count="2" columns="2" slider="" slider_pagination="" slides_space="0" title_style="default" title_align="center" title="Our Instructors" subtitle="Staff" description="" link="#" link_text="View More" link_image="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" parallax="content-moving" parallax_image="592" scheme="dark" css=".vc_custom_1479214665056{padding-top: 6.3em !important;padding-bottom: 6.5em !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1479118714421{margin-bottom: 3.6em !important;}"]
<h6 style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #ffffff;">People About Us</span></h6>
[/vc_column_text][trx_sc_testimonials type="default" cat="0" count="3" columns="1" slider="1" slider_pagination="1" slides_space="0" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" css=".vc_custom_1479136893623{padding-top: 7.1em !important;padding-bottom: 6.55em !important;background-image: url(http://samurai.axiomthemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/black_bg.jpg?id=298) !important;}"][vc_column][trx_sc_events type="default" cat="0" count="2" columns="1" past="" slider="" slider_pagination="" slides_space="0" title="" subtitle="Upcoming Events" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" scheme="dark" id="" class="" css=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height="yes" css=".vc_custom_1479201279820{padding-top: 8em !important;padding-bottom: 7em !important;}"][vc_column css_animation="slideInLeft" width="2/3"][trx_sc_blogger type="default" hide_excerpt="" cat="7" count="1" columns="1" orderby="date" order="desc" slider="" slider_pagination="" slides_space="0" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="Recent Articles" subtitle="Blog Feed" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3" css=".vc_custom_1479201144069{padding-top: 4em !important;padding-left: 3.4em !important;background-image: url(http://samurai.axiomthemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/banner_bg.jpg?id=339) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_column_text]
<h3 style="font-size: 3.333em; line-height: 1em;"><span style="color: #ffffff;">Free</span>
<span style="color: #ffffff;">Taster</span>
<span style="color: #ffffff;">Season</span></h3>
[/vc_column_text][trx_sc_button type="black" size="normal" link="/schedule/" title="book now" subtitle="" align="none" text_align="none" back_image="" icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="" image="" icon_position="left" id="" class="" css=".vc_custom_1479297190796{margin-top: 5.2em !important;}"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" css=".vc_custom_1479201579767{padding-top: 7.2em !important;padding-bottom: 6.2em !important;background-image: url(http://samurai.axiomthemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/black_bg.jpg?id=298) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_column][trx_sc_title title_style="default" title_align="center" title="" subtitle="Photogallery" description="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css=".vc_custom_1479115441285{margin-bottom: 5em !important;}"][ess_grid alias="home_grid"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" css=".vc_custom_1479203415041{padding-top: 3.4em !important;padding-bottom: 3.3em !important;background-image: url(http://samurai.axiomthemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Layer-12.jpg?id=581) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_column css_animation="slideInLeft" width="7/12"][vc_column_text]
<h3 style="text-align: left; font-size: 2.667em; margin-top: 9px;"><span style="color: #ffffff;">Sign up for Updates</span></h3>
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column css_animation="slideInRight" width="5/12"][vc_column_text][mc4wp_form id="576"][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row_content_no_spaces"][vc_column][trx_sc_googlemap type="default" style="dark" zoom="14" width="100%" height="272" markers="%5B%7B%22address%22%3A%22Jersey%20City%2C%20NJ%2007305%22%2C%22icon%22%3A%22399%22%2C%22title%22%3A%22One%22%7D%5D" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css=""][/trx_sc_googlemap][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Theme Options settings:

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 back-end and front-end screenshots of the Revolution Slider (All the Homepages have the same sliders settings, the only difference is slide image):

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 front-end.
  5. Now the slider is right where you need it.

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 Axiomthemes tab in the VC's Back-end 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%22position%22%3A%22mc%22%2C%22title%22%3A%22We%20Offer%20a%20Variety%20of%20activities!%22%2C%22description%22%3A%22Lorem%20ipsum%20dolor%20sit%20amet%2C%20consectetuer%20adipiscing%20elit.%20Aenean%20commodo%20ligula%20eget%20dolor.%20Aenean%20massa.%20Cum%20sociis%20natoque%20penatibus%20et%20magnis%20dis%20parturient%20montes%2C%20nascetur%20ridiculus%20mus.%20Donec%20quam%20felis%2C%20%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22%23%22%2C%22link_text%22%3A%22Click%20here%22%2C%22bg_image%22%3A%2230%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%7D%5D" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" id="" class="" css="" full_height="" scheme="inherit" title_style="default" title_align="default" height="" slider_pagination=""]

Blogger

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

Example:

Plain Code
[vc_row][vc_column][trx_sc_blogger type="default" hide_excerpt="" cat="11" count="2" columns="2" orderby="date" order="desc" slider="" slider_pagination="" slides_space="0" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css=""][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Button

This shortcode displays buttons.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_sc_button type="default" size="normal" link="/programs/" title="more about us" subtitle="" align="none" text_align="none" back_image="" icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="" image="" icon_position="left" id="" class="" css=".vc_custom_1478698151109{margin-top: 4.75em !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="/programs/" title="more about us" subtitle="" align="none" text_align="none" back_image="" icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="" image="" icon_position="left" id="" class="" css=".vc_custom_1478698151109{margin-top: 4.75em !important;}"]
 
[/trx_sc_content][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Countdown

This shortcode displays countdown.

Example:

Plain Code
[vc_row][vc_column][trx_sc_countdown type="default" date="2016-12-12" time="23:59:59" align="default" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" id="" class="" css=""][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Form

This shortcode displays a contact form.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_sc_form type="default" style="inherit" align="default" labels="" phone="" email="" address="" title_style="default" title_align="center" title="Drop a Line" subtitle="Contact Us" description="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css=""]

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 type="default" style="dark" zoom="14" width="100%" height="272" markers="%5B%7B%22address%22%3A%22Jersey%20City%2C%20NJ%2007305%22%2C%22icon%22%3A%22399%22%2C%22title%22%3A%22One%22%7D%5D" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css=""][/trx_sc_googlemap]

Icon

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

Examples:

Plain Code
[vc_row][vc_column][trx_sc_icons type="default" align="center" size="medium" color="" columns="2" icons_animation="" icons="%5B%7B%22title%22%3A%22One%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22%23%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%2C%22icon_fontawesome%22%3A%22icon-spin2%22%7D%2C%7B%22title%22%3A%22Two%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22%23%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%2C%22icon_fontawesome%22%3A%22icon-clock%22%7D%5D" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" id="" class="" css=""][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Price block

This shortcode inserts a price table divided by blocks.

Example:

Plain Code

[vc_column width="1/3"][trx_sc_price type="default" subtitle="" title="Traditional Martial Arts" description="Karate developed on the Ryukyu Islands (now Okinawa, Japan)." price="$45" link="#" link_text="more info" image="48" icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css=""][/trx_sc_price][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][trx_sc_price type="default" subtitle="" title="Self Defence Programs" description="Sense of responsibility, and a higher sense of self-esteem." price="$65" link="#" link_text="more info" image="47" icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css=""][/trx_sc_price][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][trx_sc_price type="default" subtitle="" title="Kids Karate Groups" description="Millions of parents are for learming martial arts by kids" price="$50" link="#" link_text="more info" image="46" icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css=""][/trx_sc_price][/vc_column]

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="width-style" icon_type="fontawesome" icon_fontawesome="" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="We Offer a Variety of activities!" subtitle="" description="Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aenean commodo ligula eget dolor. Aenean massa. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Donec quam felis, " link="#" link_text="Click here" link_image="" text_bg_color="" image="338" image_position="left" image_width="65.4%" image_cover="1" image_bg_color="" size="normal" text_width="none" text_float="none" text_align="center" full_height="" text_paddings="1" text_margins="6.4em 0 6.1em" gap="-31" scheme="default" id="" class="" css="" link2="" link2_text=""][/trx_sc_promo]

Services

This shortcode displays available services.

Example:

Plain Code
[vc_row full_width="stretch_row" css=".vc_custom_1479115478870{padding-top: 7em !important;padding-bottom: 7.5em !important;background-image: url(http://samurai.axiomthemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/black_bg.jpg?id=298) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][vc_column][trx_sc_services type="default" featured="icon" featured_position="top" hide_excerpt="" icons_animation="" cat="45" count="4" columns="4" slider="" slider_pagination="" slides_space="0" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="" subtitle="What We Offer" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" scheme="dark" id="" class="" css=""][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Skills

This shortcode displays skills counters and pie charts.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_sc_skills type="pie" filled="" cutout="96" compact="" color="#e5553f" back_color="#f3f3f3" border_color="" max="100%" columns="" values="%5B%7B%22title%22%3A%22Graphic%20Design%22%2C%22value%22%3A%2280%25%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%7D%2C%7B%22title%22%3A%22HTML%20%26%20CSS%22%2C%22value%22%3A%2275%25%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%7D%2C%7B%22title%22%3A%22Illustration%22%2C%22value%22%3A%2290%25%22%2C%22icon_type%22%3A%22fontawesome%22%7D%5D" title_style="default" title_align="default" title="" subtitle="" description="" link="" link_text="" link_image="" id="" class="" css=""]

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]

Title

This shortcode displays regular title.

Example:

Plain Code
[vc_row][vc_column][trx_sc_title title_style="default" title_align="default" title="Title" subtitle="" description="" color="#000000" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css=""][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Team

This shortcode displays team members.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_sc_team type="short" cat="0" count="4" columns="4" slider="" slider_pagination="" slides_space="0" title_style="default" title_align="center" title="Our Team" subtitle="" description="" link="/our-team/" link_text="View all" link_image="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css=""]

Testimonials

This shortcode displays testimonials block.

Example:

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

Widget Audio Player

This shortcode inserts an Audio Player widget.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_widget_audio title="" caption="Self Defence" author="Lily Hunter" cover="" url="http://samurai.axiomthemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/sample-melody.mp3" embed="" scheme="inherit" id="" class="" css=""]

Widget Calendar

This shortcode displays a widget calendar.

Example:

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

Widget Contacts

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

Example:

Plain Code
[vc_row][vc_column][trx_widget_contacts title="" logo="269" logo_retina="" description="" address="123123" phone="1231231" email="132123123" socials="" id="" class="" css=""][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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="Sw" engine="swiper" height="345" alias="homeslider1" slider_style="default" effect="slide" category="6" posts="5" slides_per_view="1" slides_space="0" interval="7000" titles="center" large="" controls="" label_prev="Prev|PHOTO" label_next="Next|PHOTO" pagination="" noresize="1" slides_type="bg" slides_ratio="16:9" 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="Rev" engine="revo" height="345" alias="homeslider1" 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="" noresize="1" slides_type="bg" slides_ratio="16:9" 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="" and slider_id="" are the same for both sliders.

Example:

Plain Code
[vc_row][vc_column]

[trx_widget_slider title="Sw" engine="swiper" height="345" alias="homeslider1" slider_style="default" effect="slide" category="6" posts="5" slides_per_view="1" slides_space="0" interval="7000" titles="center" large="" controls="" label_prev="Prev|PHOTO" label_next="Next|PHOTO" pagination="" noresize="1" slides_type="bg" slides_ratio="16:9" slides="%5B%7B%7D%5D" id="11" class="" css=""][/trx_widget_slider]

[trx_slider_controller slider_id="11" controller_style="thumbs" effect="slide" slides_per_view="4" slides_space="0" interval="7000" controls="" height="100" id="" class="" css=""]

[/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 Video Player

This shortcode inserts a video file.

Example:

Plain Code
[trx_widget_video title="" cover="34" link="https://vimeo.com/49560705" embed="" id="" class="" css=""]

Extra Plugins & Features

This section contains a brief description, as well as references, to some of the plugins included into the theme.

ThemeRex Addons

As a free addition to this theme, we have included a unique "ThemeRex Addons" plugin. Once activated, it allows expanding the options of the theme noticeably. These add-ons allow you to enable/disable widgets, shortcodes, show custom post types, set links to your social profiles as well as some advanced theme-specific settings.

After plugin's installation, the "ThemeRex Addons" menu item should appear in the "Appearance" tab in WordPress dashboard menu panel.

Below is a brief description of all the available settings.

General

Settings of this tab define the general behavior of your theme.

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

    IMPORTANT! There is a separate file for each script snippet .js and style related .css data. For better theme performance these source files are automatically re-compile/re-merge into a single .js/.css related one after every "Save Options" button click in Customizer (Appearance > Customize) and ThemeRex Addons settings (Appearance > ThemeRex Addons).
    In case the "Debug Mode" is on the theme does not run the re-compile/re-merge mode, so each and every file loads separately. That is why we do recommend to turn this mode on only if you need to edit/customize the source script and style related files. Please do not edit the following (re-merged) files: trx_addons.css, trx_addons.js, __colors.css, __styles.css, __scripts.js.

  • 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.

  • Use menu cache - The menu caching option is responsible for increasing the overall theme's performance.

  • 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.

  • Login via AJAX - Define whether to use AJAX Login or direct link on the WP Login Page.

  • Login via social profiles - Add the necessary code snippet/shortcode from the Social Login Plugin.

  • Notify about new registration - Define the person who receives a registration notification message.

  • Style - This setting allows to choose the necessary style (2/3columns) for "Team/Service" page(s).

API

Insert a generated Google API key to make your Google map function properly. Follow this link for more information on how to properly obtain an API key.

Socials

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

Shortcodes

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

Theme Specific

Settings of this section override the default theme's grid classes. We recommend leaving 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.

WooCommerce

Woocommerce is an industry leader e-commerce plugin for WordPress. Another good news is that our theme is fully compatible with this great tool, allowing you to turn your website into sales machine in just a few clicks. You simply need to install this plugin and allow it to create a set of pages to display categories, products etc. Then you need to add a set of products.

We highly encourage you to read the great documentation files WooCommerce offers. These manuals help to create effective and reliable on line stores providing more features than you can imagine. Here is a list of really useful links helping you create and polish your shop.


Below is the list of available Shop-related pages included in the theme:

Shop page:

Product page:

Cart page:

Events Calendar

We have included this awesome plugin to our theme to help you create and manage events easily. Here are some of it's features: Rapidly create events, Saved venues & organizers, Calendar month view with tooltips, Event search, Events Taxonomies (Categories & Tags), Completely responsive from mobile to tablet to desktop, Events Taxonomies (Categories & Tags), Completely ajaxified for super smooth browsing.

More information on how to properly use this plugin can be found here.

Here are some additional video tutorials that might help you to have a better understanding of how this plugin functions.


Timetable Responsive Schedule For WordPress

Timetable Responsive Schedule For WordPress is a WordPress plugin being distributed by Codecanyon. Timetable Responsive Schedule For WordPress allows you to create a timetable view of your events in minutes.

More information on how to properly use this plugin can be found here.

Click on "Start Today" button to proceed to the schedule.

Backend settings are available through WP dashboard Menu > Settings > Timetable menu.

Translations

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

  1. Navigate to the themes/.../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:

    • "'Droid Serif', 'serif'"; "'Sonsie One', 'cursive'";

    • 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://axiom.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://axiom.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.