Important: when updating your theme, first of all, before beginning the update procedure, make sure to make a backup of the theme folder inside your WordPress themes folder, located in /wp-content/themes/your-theme.

Also, before downloading the updated package, make sure to read the version changelog, and the list of changed files.

To update the your theme, log into your ThemeForest account, head over to your downloads section and re-download the theme as you did when you first purchased it.

Extract the zip file’s contents, find the extracted theme folder, and upload it using a FTP client to the /wp-content/themes/your-theme folder in your server. Beware: this will overwrite the old files! That’s why it’s important to backup any changes you’ve made to the theme files beforehand.

If you didn’t make any changes to the theme files, you are free to overwrite them with the new files without risk of losing theme settings, pages, posts, etc. Backwards compatibility is guaranteed.

If you have made changes to the theme files, you will need to compare your changed files to the new files listed in the changelog below and merge them together.

We suggest to use the provided child theme, as it would not break the theme compatibility with future updates.

When you update a theme to the 2.0 version, or when you switch from a previous WordPress installation, we warmly recommend that you regenerate the theme’s Media Library items thumbnails.

You can do that automatically, using a plugin like “ Force Regenerate thumbnails”. Unused image sizes will also be cleared from your media library.

Step 1

Open ThemeForest and login with the account that was used to purchase one of our themes, click on your account name button and select “Downloads”.

Step 2

Click on the Licence Certificate link beside the Item you need support for and download the licence text file.

Step 3

Open the licence file with a text editor and copy the purchase code.

In order to define a page as your front-page, head over to the WordPress “Settings” > “Reading” options page, then choose your new front-page from the “A static page” select option.
Please note that for a correct pagination we suggest to leave the “Posts page” select empty.

You can read more about this on the WordPress Codex.

After the theme has been activate and it has been populated with the provided dummy content, you need to manually assign your menu to one of the locations available for the theme. You can do that from the WordPress “Appearance” > “Menus” options panel.

You can read more about this on the WordPress Codex.

Our themes come with the ability for you to choose an image or text as your main logo.

From the “Logo & Images” tab, you can upload your logo, choose its position or simply switch to a textual logo, selecting “No” from the “Enable graphic logo” option.

The default locale for our themes is en_US. If you want to change a translatable string in the theme without changing the theme locale, you must make a copy of the languages/default.po file, and rename it following the locale convention (e.g. en_US.po for english, etc.).

If you want to localize the theme, you should edit the wp-config.php file and change the WPLANG constant value to something different (e.g. de_DE.po for german), and create a new .po file in the aforementioned folder as explained above.

If you’re using a translation plugin instead, such as WPML, make sure to always create .po files according to the languages that have been enabled.

In order to avoid conflict and other issues, you might want to install a different plugin for the lightbox functionality: to do so, please disable the default one from the “Lightbox” tab in our options panel.

All of our themes come with a built-in SEO module. In case you want to use a specific plugin for your SEO needs (such as “WordPress SEO by Yoast” or “SEO Ultimate“), you might want to disable the built-in module first. You can do that from the “SEO” tab.

In our themes, a “Super User” is a registered administrator that can edit the “Framework Settings” page, which allows to add style modifications to the admin area, as well as export and import options presets. By default, all admins can edit the settings contained in this page, however it is possible to restrict the access to it to a selected group of admins only. To create a Super User, simply enter a list of comma separated usernames in the corresponding field, located in the “General” tab of the Framework Settings page.

A particularly useful note about customizing the theme for your client: by specifying a Super User you’ll also disable all theme updates notifications to non-super users.

From the “Framework Settings” page you can backup your options, customizations to the theme’s appearance and additional theme data. Upon clicking on the Export button, the browser will prompt you to save a file with a .thb-backup extension which will contain your settings, encrypted.

From the “Import” tab you can import a previously saved .thb-backup file. Please note that this will completely overwrite your options, skin settings and additional theme data.

If you want to add some extra CSS to the admin area of your WordPress installation or modify the login logo, you can do so from the “Framework Settings” page under the  ”Admin customizations” tab.

To hide an element on your page via CSS, you need to find the CSS selector and then use “display:none” on this selector e.g.

selector { display: none; }

You can use the “Custom frontend CSS” textarea under “Theme Options” > “Appearance” tab or via child-theme in the style.css file.

You can easily find CSS elements by using your browser inspector or Firebug, or view a quick guide here.

Using a child theme is the best way to not break the theme compatibility with future updates.

To override a default behaviour with a child theme, just install the child theme provided in the theme’s package, and activate it just like a normal theme.

Then copy the file you want to modify from the main theme folder and paste it in the same corresponding folder inside the child theme. You can then edit such file, leaving the original untouched.

All of our themes come with the ability inject additional markup and functionalities in specific parts of the template to allow your custom-built functions to ‘hook into’ the layout. For more info about WordPress actions, please refer to the Codex page.

All the hooks available in each theme, as well as other relevant development informations, are available in the Dev section of this website.