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.
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.
What is allowed with the single regular license:
What is not allowed:
For more information regarding license regulations and policies, see the links below:
If a new version of a bundled plug-in is available, it will be included in the next theme's release. You can also request it by submitting a support ticket.
PLEASE NOTE! Bundled plug-ins are fully functional without the activation using a registration license key. In case you are willing to receive automatic updates and support from the plug-in team, you will need to purchase the plug-in separately. Only the direct buyers get the plug-in license key.
We have dedicated support team who are always ready to help you for your any question related to our theme. Just go to our official support system at support.themestek.com and create ticket for your question. Our friendly team member will reply you with solution.
In order to receive 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 guide for more details.
PLEASE NOTE! As authors of this theme we do provide support only for the theme-related features.
We do not provide support for additional customization, 3rd party plug-ins integration or any other compatibility issues that might arise. Nevertheless, there is an exception that is only applied to the plug-in(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 official support system at https://support.themestek.com. We will respond as soon as possible (within 24 – 48 hours, usually faster). We are open from 10am to 6pm (IST), from Monday till Friday (also some non-fixed hours on Saturday).
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.
To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. Below are some useful links regarding WordPress information.
To use this theme you must be running at least WordPress 3.9, PHP5, mysql 5 or higher. If you use a hosting service with limited resources (e.g. GoDaddy!), you may experience issues with the "one-click" demo data installation.
We recommend that you contact your web hosting service provider to make sure that your server PHP configuration limits are as follows:
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 60
php_value memory_limit 128M
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 plug-ins.
The main package contains archives with the main theme, child theme and documentation folder.
If you try to install the wrong files, you will get the missing styles.css error. This is the most common error that means you are trying to install an incorrect package.
In order to install the theme, you need to have a working version of WordPress installed on your server first. Check out this guide for detailed information on how to install WordPress. We also highly recommend updating your WordPress to the latest stable version.
There are 3 ways to install the theme:
Vihan.zipfile and ONLY use the extracted
Vihantheme folder into
Vihan.zipfolder and click Install Now button.
After theme installation, just activate it and it will ask to install some required and recommended plugins like this:
Below is the list of the plug-ins that come included into the theme.
To make the theme work properly and get benefit of all features, we recommend you to install all above plugins. See steps given below to install all plugins:
If you want to make changes to the theme's files and functions, we recommend installing a child theme. This ensures that your theme customizations stay in place after the theme update. If you are not planning to change the core theme files, you are free to skip this chapter.
A child theme is installed the same way you install a parent theme. Locate the
Vihan-child.zip file in the theme package and upload it via the WordPress admin panel. Alternatively, you can unzip it and upload via FTP (see main theme installation chapter).
Your child theme has its own
functions.php file. Use it to copy modified functions from the parent theme's
functions.php, or register new functions.
All the different blocks are created with template files which you can copy in child theme to and modify it easily. For this, just create
theme-parts folder in child theme and copy files from parent (main theme) theme and modify it.
Our theme includes a simple One-click demo data installation, which allows your site to look exactly as on the theme demo.
Before installing demo data, please make sure you have installed all the required/recommended plug-ins. (Check the Plug-ins installation section for more information)
In order to import the demo content go to Admin > Vihan Options > General Settings section. You can see Import Demo Data button. Just click on it.
Now you can see Demo Importer box. You can see three options here. You can setup any demo you want. Just click on Import Demo button given below any of the thumbnail.
After that, it will ask for conformation, just click on YES button:
Than after your conformation, it will start to import demo content setup:
After all finished, the page will refresh and show you conformation like this:
You can change Layout related changes here. Like you can switch to Boxed or Wide layout, or you can select Skin color etc.
This is the global color for all hightlighted things. This color will be used in Tabs, Accordion, Progress bar, text link and other areas. We have provided some pre-defined colors for you which you will also find on our demo site.
You can manage menu and sub-menu (dropdown menu) settings from here. You can also change Responsive Menu Breakpoint from here (from which display size the menu will become single icon mode). You can change Font-family, font-size, font-color, background-color etc properties for both main-menu and sub-menu both.
You can change footer text from here. You can use the following shortcodes in your footer text:
You can login page background image, background color and other setttings from here.
You can change settings for Blog section from here.
You can change Error 404 page content from here.
You can change Search results page settings from here.
You can change Sidebar related settings from here. Also you can create a new sidebar from here.
You can set URLs from Social links from here. Also you can enable or disable RSS feed link from here.
The Vihan theme comes with built-in Under Construction mode so you don't need to install any other plugin for it. You can enable it from here. You can change text and background settings from here. Here are steps:
You can set advanced settings (like SLUG for different post type) from here.
You will get theme details like version and developer details from here.
You can import or export theme settings from here. This will be usefull when you are developing your site on other server and want to move only theme settings. Just click "Download" button to export the settings and click "Import from file" button to import it.
Note: When you click on "Import from file" than it will open new textbox. Just open the downloaded file in any text editor and copy paste code here to import.
The Revolution Slider is enabled by the "Revolution Slider" plugin. This is third party plugin (not developed by us). You can read "Revolution Slider" plugin documentation online Click here to read it.
This Other Slider option is to show Slider of user choice by calling the slider shortcode:
Pages are main part of the WordPress and this makes the WordPress a solid CMS tool. You can manage all pages from Admin > Pages section. If you are absolutely new to Wordpress, please check the Getting Started with WordPress.
Note: Once the page is created, it should be added to menu via Appearance >> Menus if you'd like it to appear in the navigation on website frontend. There are two menu positions Navigation Menu and Footer Menu. The rest of this section is devoted to page templates available within the theme and the custom options provided.
Creating a blog page is easy. Vihan is using native Blog settings. Just create a new page for blog and set it as "Posts page" under Settings >> Reading section. See screenshot given below:
Now start creating new posts by going to "Posts" section
Vihan theme supports 10 post formats. You will see all Post Formats as tabs to select. If you can't see tabs than please install CF Post Formats plugin. Here are list of all supported post formats with details:
To learn basics of "Visual Composer" plugin, please read "Visual Composer" documentation online by clicking here.
Visual Composer is an external service and the plugin is developed by third party developers. They have already provided very good documentation.
If you are new to translating WordPress, you’re in the right place! In general, internationalization and localization (commonly abbreviated as i18n and l10n respectively) are terms used to describe the effort to make WordPress available in languages other than English for people from different locales. The actual localization is done using the GNU gettext framework, which is used by WordPress itself including the themes and plugins.
Here are overview steps for translating your site.
In order to make WordPress recognize the language to which you want to translate the core WordPress, the theme or the plugins, you have to define the language within the wp-config.php file or change a setting within the dashboard. The process is dependent on the WordPress version and is described below:
To Translate WordPress, Follow These Steps.
Step 1 – Login to your FTP account and edit the wp-config.php file.
Step 2 – In the wp-config.php file, look for WPLANG constant which looks like:
Step 3 – Define the WPLANG constructor by adding the ISO Language code of your language. The names consist of locals, a combination of language and regional dialect. For example, if you were translating to Deutsch language, change the WPLANG constant to look like the following code:
To Translate WordPress, Follow These Steps.
Step 1 – Login to your WordPress admin section.
Step 2 – Than go to Settings > General section and change language from the Site Language dropdown.
Step 3 – Save the settings and done.
Storing translation files in the right directory is very important to make sure the translations you’ve downloaded, created or edited remains functional and intact.
We are providing translation files so you can translate your site easily. Just follow the steps given below:
Vihan.potfile in our theme folder so you can find it at
/wp-content/themes/vihan/languages/folder. the file name is vihan.pot.
Generally language files are in the theme's language folder and you put inside it. But the theme update will remove the language files so we recommend you to put your files outside of the theme folder.
Placing your translation files inside
/wp-content/languages/themes folder will make your language files safe and it will not be removed on update. So updating the theme will not overwrite the wp-content folder. Storing your translation files here will ensure they stay intact during updates.
If you choose to store your language files using this method, remember that the file structure is different, and must include the theme name, as well. For example, if the language files are in the Deutsch language, the file names would be vihan-de_DE.mo and vihan-de_DE.po.
There are different editors out there for the purpose of editing .po files, but POEdit is easy to use, it is available for all platforms and it is freeware. To download POEdit, follow this link.
For example, just open the recently saved de_DE.po or vihan-de_DE.po (depends on which step you are following) in this POEdit software and start editing it. Add translated word and save the changes.
You can translate any types of contents on your site, including pages and posts. To translate a page you need to go to Pages menu and in the list you will see columns for each active language, with a pencil icon (for ‘edit translation’) or a ‘+’ icon (for ‘add translation’) next to each page.
WPML can synchronize menus for you. This means that if some entries, for example some pages, posts or categories, are in the English menu, WPML can generate and keep in sync menus for other languages pointing to the translated versions of these pages, posts or categories.
From WordPress Appearance > Menus you can see your existing menus and add menu translations and synchronize menus across translations. following tutorial on how to do so here.
To show the language switcher in the Menu go to WPML → Languages → Language switcher in the WP Menu and select menu that is your Main menu. See more details here.
To translate strings you need to follow the procedure for Theme and Plugin Localization. Go to WPML > Theme and Plugin Localization, and click on ‘Scan the theme for strings’ and you will see theme strings and which ones are translated or not.
There are some small questions that are easy to answer but not available easily. Here are some or the questions asked us frequently.
Q1: how to set sticky sidebar?
ANS: It is very easy to set sticky sidebar. Just edit your page and follow the below step.
Step- 1 : Just edit the themestek blog box row.
Step- 2:Just edit the Widgetised sidebar row.