3. Theme Customization

INTRODUCTION

Theme Customization

Theme uses native WordPress Customizer for General theme options. In order to access WordPress Customizer please select ‘Appearance > Customize’ in wp-admin console.

On the left side of the screen you will see the menu with various options and on the right side you will see website preview. Any settings you change in the Customizer will affect entire website, which means all posts and pages, so we are referring to them as global customization settings.

Each change you make will automatically update website preview (page will be refreshed). When you are satisfied with the result click ‘Save & Publish’ and do not forget to make final preview outside customization frame and logged out of WordPress to see how the site would look like to your visitors.

The important feature of Music Club is that any global setting can be overridden on any single post or page using setting keys which you will find in squared brackets next to setting names on the following pages.

In angle brackets you will find possible values of setting keys. You will learn more about this overriding soon. Now, let’s explore customization settings.


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General Settings – WordPress Customizer

On General settings panel you will find the following options:

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Logo 

[logo] <attachment ID>

Here you should select main website logo. It is displayed on pages next to the menu, on preloader screen and on sticky header.

Alternative Logo

[alt_logo] <attachment ID>

Here you should select website alternative logo.

This is usually light version of logo (which is supposed to be used on dark backgrounds). The logic is this:

  1. If you do not have Alternative logo defined, main logo will be used in all cases
  2. If you have Alternative logo defined, it will be used on top of the page when Content Below Menu and Sticky Header options are activated. This set up will also change the color of menu and widgets to light.

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Primary Accent Color

[accent_color] <#hexadecimal color code>

Accent color is used as a color for links, icons, etc. If you define it, the accent color will influence the general color scheme of the site.


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Secondary Accent Color

[alternate_color] <#hexadecimal color code>

Another color which influences general color scheme of the site is alternate color. Alternate color can be assigned as a color for buttons, icons, etc. If you define it, all elements with assigned alternate color will be affected.


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Page Background

[page_background] <attachment ID>

Page background image is a static image which serves as a site background if defined.

Hide Headline

[hide_headline] <true/false>

This option enables you to display navigation breadcrumbs at the top of the screen. In most user scenarios this option should be set to true (checked).

Use Dark Skin

[template_skin] <true/false>

This is another option which influences general color scheme of the site. Music Club features two general skin styles – light and dark. The light skin has white colored background and dark colored main font and other ui elements. On the other hand, dark skin has dark colored background and light colored fonts.


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Sidebar

[sidebar] <no_sidebar/left/right>

This option enables you to define if the sidebar will be visible globally or not.
By customizing this option, user can globally enable (place it on the right or left side) or disable sidebar. Sidebar content can be edited under Appearance > Widgets (from main WordPress menu).

You can choose one of three predefined sidebar layouts:

  1. No Sidebar – No sidebar is displayed
  2. Left – Sidebar is displayed on the left side of main content
  3. Right – Sidebar is displayed on the right side of main content.

Page Width

[page_width] <no_change/btBoxedPage>

This option enables you to define if the page width will be full width (default) or boxed.

Use Dash in Sidebar Widgets

[sidebar_use_dash] <true/false>

This option enables you to define if separator will be used below the widget titles or not. By changing this option, users can globally enable or disable the separator in widgets. Please check this option if you want to use separator in widgets.


Disable Preloader

[disable_preloader] <true/false>

This option enables you to define if the preloading animation will be displayed globally throughout the site or not. By changing this option, users can globally enable or disable the preloader animation.


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Preloader Text 

[preloader_text] <any text>

This option enables you to define the text on preloading screen. The preloader needs to be enabled in order to see the effect of this option.


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Fullscreen Animations Autoplay Interval (ms)

[autoplay_interval] <any text>

Music Club theme features full screen slide layout with numerous transition options (more than 100 of in and out animations). This option enables you to define the length of full screen transitions in milliseconds.

Custom JS

[custom_js] <custom JS code>

This option enables you to define global Custom JS code. Enter any JS code you want here and it will be embedded in the <head> element of all pages throughout the site.

This is where you should paste your custom site wise JavaScript, such as Google Analytics script.

Reset Theme Settings

This is not really a setting, so no override. Reset button will just reset all global settings to default values.


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Site Identity

Under “Site Identity” panel in Customizer, you can set Site Title, Tagline and Site Icon. When working with site icon, please pay attention to recommended Icon size.

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You’ll see the changes in the preview pane to the right. When you’re done, click Save and Publish.


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Typography

On Typography settings panel you will find the following options:

Body Font

[body_font] <no_change/any Google font>

Body text font. Using this setting you can set the main font family that’ll be applied throughout the website. Music Club uses Google webfonts.


Heading Font

[heading_font] <no_change/any Google font>

Heading text font. Using this setting you can set the font family for Main Headings.


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Heading Supertitle Font

[heading_supertitle_font] <no_change/any Google font>

Heading Supertitle text font. Using this setting you can set the font family for supertitles in Main Headings.


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Heading Subtitle Font

[heading_subtitle_font] <no_change/any Google font>

Heading Subtitle text font. Using this setting you can set the font family for subtitles in Main Headings.


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Menu Font

[menu_font] <no_change/any Google font>

Using this setting you can set the font family for menus.


Button Shape

[buttons_shape] <hard-rounded/soft-rounded/square>

1. Hard Rounded


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2. Soft Rounded


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3. Square


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Blog

On Blog settings panel you will find the following options:

Grid Gallery Columns

[blog_grid_gallery_columns] <2/3/4/5/6>

Here you can define the number of columns for grid gallery on single posts. On this example, three columns were set.

You can set the post grid gallery format by choosing Gallery as Post format, add the images to the post in the settings panel and check the Grid Gallery setting.


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Grid Gallery Gap

[blog_grid_gallery_gap] <no_gap/small/normal/large>

You can define gap between grid gallery items in pixels using this setting. In the example above the gap is 10px. If you choose 0, the images will be “glued to each other” without any gap in between.

Archive Layout

[blog_list_view] <standard/columns/simple>

Music Club offers three layouts for blog archive pages – standard, columns and simple. Please take a look at the following examples of these layouts:

  1. Standard Layout
  2. Columns Layout
  3. Simple Layout

This setting lets you choose default layout for all Blog archive pages.


Single Post Layout

[blog_single_view] <standard/columns>

Music Club offers two layouts for single blog post pages – standard and columns. Standard layout features post content in one column while columns layout introduces two columns – one for featured image / grid gallery / video, and one for the content itself.

Here is the example of standard layout:


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Here is the example of columns layout:


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Show Author Name

[blog_author] <true/false>

This option enables you to set whether to display author name under post title or not.

Show Post Date

[blog_date] <true/false>

This option enables you to set whether to display post date under post title or not.

Show Author Avatar in List

[blog_side_info] <true/false>

Show Author Info in Post

[blog_author_info] <true/false>

Show information about author in single posts (you can add or update the text in Users > Your Profile > Biographical Info from main WordPress menu).

Share on Facebook

[blog_share_facebook] <true/false>

Share on Twitter

[blog_share_twitter] <true/false>

Share on Google Plus

[blog_share_google_plus] <true/false>

Share on LinkedIn

[blog_share_linkedin] <true/false>

Share on VK

[blog_share_vk] <true/false>

Sharing options for single posts. If checked, the share icons will be present in posts.

Use Dash in Headlines

[blog_use_dash] <true/false>

Music Club offers two types of headlines on blog archive pages and individual post pages.

Check to use dash separator in headlines.

Sticky Posts in Grid/Tiles

[sticky_in_grid] <true/false>

This option enables you to set if you want to show sticky posts in grid/tiles.

You can make a sticky post by checking the  “Stick this post to the front page” option in the “Publish” section of Post editor.

If checked, the post will be placed at the top of the front page of posts, keeping it there until new posts are published.

Settings Page Slug

[blog_settings_page_slug] <page slug>

Music Club has a unique way of enabling you to create custom templates for single post pages. You can create a static page, add content to it and set desired global settings overrides. Then you can use it as a template for single post pages.

The field Setting page slug should contain the slug of your page which serves as a template for blog posts. Once you add the slug to this field, all blog posts will inherit settings and shortcodes of the referenced page.

So, in order to change template elements on blog posts, please locate the page with the slug entered in Settings Page Slug field and edit it.


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Portfolio

On Portfolio settings panel you will find the following options:

Grid Gallery Columns

[pf_grid_gallery_columns] <2/3/4/5/6>

Here you can define the number of columns for grid gallery on portfolio items. You can set the post grid gallery format by adding the images to the post in the settings panel and check the Grid Gallery setting.

Grid Gallery Gap

[pf_grid_gallery_gap] <no_gap/small/normal/large>

You can define gap between grid gallery items in pixels using this setting. If you choose 0, the images will be “glued” to each other without any gap in between.

Single Project view

[pf_single_view] <standard/columns>

Music Club offers two layouts for portfolio single project pages – standard and columns.

This setting lets you choose default layout for all Portfolio single project pages.

Archive Layout

[pf_list_view] <standard/columns/simple>

Music Club offers three layouts for portfolio archive pages – standard, columns and simple.

This setting lets you choose default layout for all Portfolio archive pages.

Share on Facebook

[pf_share_facebook] <true/false>

Share on Twitter

[pf_share_twitter] <true/false>

Share on Google Plus

[pf_share_google_plus] <true/false>

Share on LinkedIn

[pf_share_linkedin] <true/false>

Share on VK

[pf_share_vk] <true/false>

Sharing options for single portfolio items. If checked, the share icons will be present in posts.

Use Dash in Headlines

[pf_use_dash] <true/false>

Music Club offers two types of headlines on blog archive pages and individual post pages.

Settings Page Slug

[pf_settings_page_slug] <page slug>

Music Club has a unique way of enabling you to create custom templates for individual portfolio item pages. You can create a static page, add content to it and set desired global settings overrides. Then you can use it as a template for portfolio item pages.

The field Setting page slug should contain the slug of your page which serves as a template for portfolio items. Once you add the slug to this field, all portfolio items will inherit settings and shortcodes of the referenced page.                                           
So, in order to change template elements on portfolio items, please locate the page with the slug entered in Settings Page Slug field and edit it.


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Shop

These settings are used with WooCommerce plugin.

Share on Facebook

[shop_share_facebook] <true/false>

Share on Twitter

[shop_share_twitter] <true/false>

Share on Google Plus

[shop_share_google_plus] <true/false>

Share on LinkedIn

[shop_share_linkedin] <true/false>

Share on VK

[shop_share_vk] <true/false>

Sharing options for single products. If checked, the share icons will be present in product.

Use Dash in Headlines

[shop_use_dash] <true/false>

Music Club offers two types of headlines on blog archive pages and individual post pages. Header with the dash and header without it.

Check to use dash separator in headlines.

Settings Page Slug

[shop_settings_page_slug] <page slug>

Music Club has a unique way of enabling you to create custom templates for individual product pages. You can create a static page, add content to it and set desired global settings overrides. Then you can use it as a template for individual product pages.

The field Setting page slug should contain the slug of your page which serves as a template for WooCommerce products. Once you add the slug to this field, all shop items will inherit settings and shortcodes of the referenced page. 

So, in order to change template elements on individual product pages, please locate the page with the slug entered in Settings Page Slug field and edit it.


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Translation

In order to translate the theme, please follow the next steps.

POT file is in languages folder. You can use Poedit or some similar tool to translate the theme. Keep your .po and .mo files in the same folder (languages). If you are not sure how to do it take a look at the article: How to Translate a WordPress Theme.

Also, make sure to translate the Music Club plugin as well. Repeat the steps as for the theme.


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Child Theme

If you want to use Music Club Child Theme, please follow these steps:
  1. First of all, make sure that parent theme folder is named: music-club. Otherwise rename the folder.
  2. You should be able to find the folder music-club-child in the package you have downloaded from ThemeForest.
  3. Please copy this folder to /wp-content/themes folder on your server.
  4. Go to Appearance > Themes in your wp-admin console and activate child theme. Please have in mind that all required plugins need to be activated.

For more info, refer to the article Child Theme.


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One Page Site

In order to create one page site, please follow the instructions below:

The best way to start is to install demo content. If you want to install one page demo please refer to the article: Installing Demo Content. You will be able to see how all elements on the single page are set.

1. First of all, navigate to the Bold Page Builder and edit desired section. Insert in required Custom Tab Element ID attribute:


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2. Then in Appearance > Menus add a new Custom Link and as a URL insert custom ID atribute with #.

For example: #about


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Update Theme

In order to update the theme, please follow the instructions below:

First, please make sure to download newest theme version from ThemeForest Download section.

Then, proceed to replace the old theme files with the new ones on your server via FTP (provided you haven’t made any changes in the source code. If you did, please reapply them to the new version of the theme or they will be lost).

Keep your eyes on potential required plugin update messages at wp-admin dashboard once you replace the files. You should update all required plugins if the updated theme suggests so.

All settings in Customize panel and your content will be preserved.

Note: Once new theme version is online, user who purchased the theme, should get email note from the Envato (ThemeForest).


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