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THEME DOCUMENTATION

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INSTALLATION

INSTALLING WORDPRESS

To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. If you need help installing WordPress, follow the instructions here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

REQUIREMENTS

To use TheGem, you must be running WordPress 3.9 or higher. We have tested it with Mac, Windows and Linux. It has been tested on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer 10+

downloading thegem

Download the TheGem.zip file from themeforest.net and unzip it. In this zip file you have everything you need:

TheGem_theme.zip

the main theme zip file you need to upload to your WordPress in order to install TheGem (see below). In this zip you will find the theme itself. NOTE: Do not unzip this file. Do not upload the entire TheGem.zip file you get from ThemeForest, upload  ONLY TheGem_theme.zip

Child_Theme
here you will find TheGem’s child theme

Demo_Sliders
All demo sliders we have used on our demo website.

Demo_Default_Widgets
Default widgets used for widgetised footer area and default page sidebars on our demo website.
XML Files with demo content, which you can use for manual content import in WordPress.

 

INSTALLING THEGEM IN WORDPRESS ADMIN

  1. Open Appearance → Themes
  2. Click “Add New Theme” and hit upload link
  3. Find the the file “TheGem_theme.zip” on your hdd and hit install now button
  4. After the theme is installed click on “Activate”

THEME ACTIVATION

After theme installation you need to activate it using your purchase code. By clicking on “Activate” here

you will be automatically redirected to the welcome page of TheGem.

Here you need to activate your copy of TheGem. To do this, please proceed as follows:

  1. Go to TheGem support page on Themeforest (https://themeforest.net/item/thegem-creative-multipurpose-wordpress-theme/16061685/support [^])
  2. Below you will see section “Purchase codes”. Select and copy the purchase code you see here:

            3    Paste the copied purchase code in the activation field of TheGem  and click on “Activate” button. Below you will see section

Alternatively you can download your purchase code via your “Downloads” page on Themeforest (https://themeforest.net/downloads [^]). Here click on “Download” button for TheGem and select “License certificate & purchase code”,

After that open the downloaded document, select and copy the purchase code , paste it in the theme’s activation field and click on “Activate” button.

INSTALLING PLUGINS

In order to get TheGem properly work you need to install some useful plugins. All this plugins are included in TheGem, you don’t need to purchase them extra!

After the theme is installed successfully you will get following message about installation of required and recommended plugins:

  1. Click on “Begin installing plugins”
  2. Check all plugins, select “Install” and click on “Apply”
REQUIRED PLUGINS

In order to use TheGem in its full, please note, that following plugins SHOULD BE installed during the theme installation (see installation instructions above):

  • THEGEM THEME ELEMENTS – native essential set of all TheGem’s features, functions, shortcodes & custom post types
  • VISUAL COMPOSER –  leading visual drg’n’drop page builder for WordPress
  • PAGE WIDGETS – flexible & powerful pluging for creating sidebar content
  • Black Studio TinyMCE Widget –  dds a new “Visual Editor” widget type based on the native WordPress TinyMCE editor
RECOMMENDED PLUGINS

In addition, you can take an advantage of enriching your TheGem’s experience with following recommended plugins:

  • THEGEM IMPORT – one-click import of demo content of main multipurpose
    demo website
  • LAYERSLIDER – awesome multi-layer slideshow plugin
  • REVOLUTION SLIDER – leading slider plugin for WordPress
  • MAILCHIMP SIGNUP – mailchimp newsletter signup form
  • CONTACT FORM 7 – one of the most popular plugins for managing contact & feedback forms
  • Easy Forms for MailChimp –  allows you to generate and display mailing list
    opt-in forms anywhere on your site with ease (in addition to Mailchimp Native
    Plugin)
  • ZillaLikes – Add “like” functionality to your posts and pages

That’s all! Now you are ready to go on with TheGem, installed on your WP.

ALTERNATIVE: UPLOAD THEGEM VIA FTP

In case you wish install the theme via FTP, proceed as follows:

  1. Unzip TheGem_theme.zip
  2. Login to your hosting space via an FTP Client
  3. Upload the whole contents of the unzipped TheGem_theme.zip into wp-content/themes/ folder under your wordpress installation.
  4. Once you’ve uploaded the theme you can open Appearance → Themes page and activate the theme from list. After that you need to install and activate the plugins as described above.

INSTALLING CHILD THEME

If you plan to modify the source code of the main parent theme (php, js, style.css) we strongly recommend to install this child theme and make such modifications inside this child theme in order to avoid any possible problems & issues by installing updates of TheGem’s main parent theme in future. You can find this child theme in folder „Child_Theme“ – pls check for TheGem_child.zip

The installation of the child theme works in the same way as the installation of the main parent theme (see description above).

IMPORTANT: DON’T TRY TO INSTALL CHILD THEME IF THE MAIN THEME IS NOT INSTALLED – THIS WILL GIVE NO RESULT

IMPORTING DEMO CONTENT

NOTE: due to specific realisation of sidebars & widgets plugin in TheGem you cannot import demo sidebar content for customized sidebars.
NOTE: Make sure the wp-content > uploads folder is writeable

one-click import of demo content

TheGem comes with plugin “TheGem import”, allowing you to import the whole demo content from the main multipurpose demo site (http://codex-themes.com/TheGem/)Here you have three import options:

– Full demo import
– Import of selected demo concepts
– Partial demo import

FULL DEMO IMPORT

Use this option if you wish to import all demo data, including all posts, pages, portfolios etc. and all media files like images, video etc. with one click.

 

 

1. In WordPress Admin go to “TheGem Import”
2. After that click on the button “Import Main Demo Content”
3. Import process will start. Do not close the active browser tab while importing. The import process of full demo content could take from 30 min to 1 hour because of media download and upload as well as generating of image thumbnails.
4. Wait until 100% of import is accomplished. After that you can just close this tab.

Pls note: full import & generating of image thumbnails may take from 30 min to 1 hour, depending on your server/hosting configuration.

PARTIAL DEMO IMPORT

With this option you can import all posts/pages and media content separately. This is useful for example if you wish to make a very fast import of demo content without importing all demo media. If you don’t want to import our demo images & videos, you can click on “Import content without media”. This import runs very fast and is done in minutes. In case you wish to import only media demo content (or add our demo images & videos after you’ve made “Import content without media”) you can click on “Import only media demo content”.
 

Import of selected demo concepts

Lightweighted import option. Here you can select one purpose topic for demo import. It is useful if you are interested only in one special purpose (for example only business homepages) and don’t need any other demos. This import will install only homepages of the selected topic as well as demo pages from “Pages” category of our demo website (About Us, Services etc.) and demo pages from “Elements” category (to give you all examples of how to use different shortcodes and elements). Please note: this import works best on a new install of WordPress.

To proceed with import of selected demo concepts, choose the topic you wish to import by selecting corresponding tabs and click on import.

NOTE: In order to use one-click import procedure pls be sure, that WordPress plugin “WordPress importer” is deactivated

SETTING UP MENUS

After the demo content is imported, the next step would be to set menu locations for the demo menus:

Go to “Appearance -> Menus” page and select “Manage Locations” tab. Here select following

  • For Top Primary Menu -> Primary
  • For Footer Menu -> Footer
  • For  Top area menu -> Top area

and finally click on “Save Changes”.

selecting homepage

The next step would be to select the homepage of your choice for your website. Go to “Settings -> Reading”, select a static page option to be displayed as your front page and choose for example  “Homepage: Agency Light” page from the select box “Front page”. Save your changes.

importing demo sliders

1. Go to „Revolution Slider“ section in your wp admin

2. On the dashboard screen click on „Import Slider“ option

3. Choose the slider you wish to import from your hdd. Browse to the unzipped TheGem folder, you will find here „Demo_Sliders“ subfolder. Here you can see all sliders used in our demo pages. The sliders have the same names as the corresponding demo pages. I.e.
if you wish to import the slider used on „Business 02“ page, select „Business_02.zip“.

4. Click on „Import Slider“ and wait for while until the slider will be imported.

first steps

First thing after installing TheGem would be to make some main general settings of your website, if you wish to change the default presets of the imported demo content. Go to Appearance – Theme Options to get the admin panel of TheGem. Let’s start with the first set of settings – General.

NOTE: after making any changes in theme settings don’t forget to click on “Save Changes” in order to save your selections.

theme options

TheGem has an advanced admin panel for Theme Options, which gives you plenty of options and settings to customize your website.
Go to Appearance -> Theme Options and you will get TheGem admin panel. All settings are organized in logical sections and have brief descriptions of what they do. A lot of these settings are self explanatory.

Things to remember:
  • Always click on “Save changes” in order to make your settings take effect
  • By clicking on “Reset options” you can reset all your settings to the skin defaults
  • You can always make a backup and/or restore your settings by using “Backup” option in admin panel. So you can freely experiment with all of TheGem options without having fear to loose some of them
  • Pls note: in order to ensure the correct working of theme options (saving your style changes) all caching plugins you may be using on your website should be better deactivated. After you are done with your changes you can activate this caching plugins again.

theme layout

You can choose between fullwidth or boxed layout for your pages. By default TheGem use fullwidth layout. If you like to use the boxed version, you can further configure the color or image for the general website background.

To configure background color choose “Colors” leftside in TheGem admin panel and here use the “Background Color For Boxed Layout” field in “Background And Main Colors” panel to choose the appropriate boxed background color.

To configure background image choose “Backgrounds” leftside in TheGem admin panel and here use the “Background for Boxed Layout” field to upload your background image. Or you can choose one of the included patterns by choosing one in “Background Patterns for Boxed Layout”

logo size

TheGem is retina ready. So in order to make your logo look sharp on modern retina displays, we recommend you to prepare your logo image for retina screens. It is quite simple: just take a standard logo size you wish to have on your website (on non-retina screens) and make it three times bigger. For instance: if your „normal“ logo should be 200 x 100 pix, your retina-ready logo should be 600 x 300 pix.

Some logo size recommendations

on our demo website we use following sizes:

  • 164 px width for desktops (=492 px for retina)
  • 132 px width for mobiles (=396 px for retina)

logo position

In TheGem you have multiple options for positioning your logo on your website. You can set it to be displayed left or right to menu, above the menu or be centered within the main navigation. Pls check the next section for further details.

setting up navigation

There are three embeded menus in TheGem:

Top primary menu : main navigation in website’s header
Footer Menu: navigation in website’s footer
Top Area Menu: additional navigation location in website’s top area bar (see below)

To edit main menu do the following:

  1.  Go to Appearance → Menus
  2.  Select „Top primary menu“
  3.  Edit your menu as usually

top area

In TheGem you can use top area bar above the main menu area to show some additional information like your contacts, links to social profiles, additional meta navigation and CTA button.

setting up top area

Contact Data

In order to define your contact data which should appear in top area bar, go to „Contacts & Socials → Top Area Contacts“ in Theme Options. Here you can set your contact information for the top area.

After that, go to „Header ->Top Area“ section in Theme Options and activate contacts for top area by checking „Show contacts“ field:

SOCIAL PROFILES

To set the links to your social profiles, go to Contacts & Socials → Socials in Theme Options. Here you must select the social networks, where you have your profiles; after that you can enter the URLs to this profiles.

After that, go to „Header ->Top Area“ section in Theme Options and activate socials for top area by checking „Show Socials“ field:

NAVIGATION IN TOP AREA

You can also use Top Area to display additional navigation / menu. In order to do this:

  1. Go to Appearance → Menus
  2. Select „Top area menu“ from Location field
  3. Edit your menu as usually
CTA BUTTON

Additionally you can also insert some CTA button in your top area:

Go to „Header ->Top Area“ section in Theme Options. Here you can enter the button text as well as the button link

disable top area

If you don’t wish to have the top area bar on your website, you can easily disable it by going to „Header ->Top Area“ section in Theme Options and selecting „Disabled“ in „Top Area Style“ field.

Also you can disable top area bar to be fixed by vertical scrolling – by activating „ Disable Fixed Top Area“ (see image below, 1)

You can also selectively disable top area only for mobile devices by activating „ Disable Top Area For Mobiles“ field (see image below, 2)

top area styles

In order to set your prefered top area styles, go to „Header → Top Area “ section of Theme Options.
Here you have following options:

1. Top Area Style
Here you can select between 3 preset styles for displaying top area bar. You can customize this styles using other theme options (see below).

Note: after choosing one of this styles and saving the theme options, your custom settings made for menus will be overwritten with this default styles.

2. Top Area Alignment
Content alignment within the top area bar.

top area colors & backgrounds

In order to set up colors for your top area, go to „Colors → Top Area Colors “ in Theme Options. Here you can set any color for main navigation and subnavigation, including the background color for the whole top area.If you wish to set some background image for your top area, go to “Backgrounds → Background Images“ and upload the background image under „Top Area Background“

setting up homepage

Next step after making your general website settings would be to set your homepage – starting page of your website.

  1. Go to “Settings -> Reading”
  2. Select a static page option to be displayed as your front page
  3. Choose a page from the select box “Front page” that should be your homepage
  4. Save your changes

backing up settings

In TheGem admin panel you can easily save all your theme configurations as Backup in order to restore it later, if something goes wrong and you’d like to restore your previous state of theme settings. Go to Appearance – Theme Options and choose “Backup” in TheGem admin panel. In order to backup your settings, just click on “Backup settings”. If you would like to restore your previous Backup click on “Restore settings”. If you wish to save your current settings somewhere locally on your hdd, copy the content of the textbox below and paste it in your text editor – if you would like to restore these settings later, just copy this “code” from your text editor and paste it here in text box, and after that click on “Import Settings”.

PAGES

page types / templates

TheGem is delivered with following page templates:

Default Template

This is the main template for most of the content pages & portfolio items. It is used to display the page content in full-width mode or with sidebars.

Blog Page

Template for displaying blog posts

Redirect Subpage

This is used to make the automatic redirect from this page to the fist subpage. This template is useful for navigation, if you like to redirect your website visitor from the toplevel menu option to the first sublevel menu option.

adding new page

You can add new page to your website by clicking on Pages ➜ Add new in the leftside wordpress
panel.
Here you have following content fields:

Title (1)

Title of your page = Title of your page’s content

Visual Composer (2)

Both Backend & Frontend Editor Controls of Visual Composer.

WYSIWYG Editor for main content (3)

Here you enter your page’s content.

Page Options (4)

Further page options you can use to configure your page.

custom / fancy page title

Check the „Page Title“ block of settings directly under the WYSIWYG editor. Here you can make following:

  • set style for page title
  • enable / disable showing of page title
  • add alternative customized page title (optionally using HTML formatting)
  • add excerpt / subtitle
  • set font colors for page title & page excerpt
  • enable / disable breadcrumbs
  • add custom background for page title area
  • add icon
  • set video background for the page title-h4

Let’s take a closer look at these settings.

setting style for page title

Check „Style & Alignment“ group of settings inside of „Page Title“ setting

  • Enable Page Title: here you can enable or disable displaying of page tite for the page
  • Alignment: set the alignment of page title. Pls note: if you add some icon to your page title (see below), its position depends on this setting. For example „Centered“ means your title, subtitle as well as your icon will be centered inside the page title area, etc.
  • Padding Top: set the top padding for your page title
  • Padding Bottom: set the bottom padding for your page title

alternative page title (with optional html formatting)

If you wish to add some alternative page title for your page (to display it instead of default page title of wordpress you have entered above) and optionall format this page title using some html code, you can use this option:

To enable this custom page title, activate „ Use rich content title“ checkox and you will see another wysiwyg editor, where you can enter your page title.

NOTE: here you can use any htmlformatting and all of the TheGem shortcodes you wish.

adding page excerpt / subtitle

To display some excerpt / subtitle in your page title area, use this field

in „Title & Excerpt“ settings

ont colors, width & margins for title & subtitle

To change font colors for your page title & excerpt as well as to set its width and margins, use following settings in „Title & Excerpt“ section:

enabling / disabling breadcrumbs

By default breadcrumbs are enabled and are shown in page title area. If you wish to hide / disable breadcrubms, use this option in „Title & Excerpt“ settings:

setting custom background

In TheGem you can use background color or background image for your page title area. Check „ Background“ section:

  • Background Image: here you can set the background image for page title bar. You can select from the set of pre-defined styles/images by clicking on one of them, or you can upload your own image
  • Background Color: if you don’t wish to use an image for header’s background,
    here you can choose some color using colorpicker

adding icon for page title

Additionally to page title and subtitle you can insert icon to be displayed in page title area. Check „Icon“ section in „Page Title“ settings:

  • Icon Pack: select the icon pack you wish to choose an icon from
  • Icon: here you can choose an icon from the font icon set you have selected in „Icon Pack“. Just click on “Show icon codes”, select and copy the code of the icon you wish to insert and paste this code here
  • Icon Color: Choose the main font color of your title icon here
  • Icon Color 2: If you wish to make your icon bicolored, here you can choose the second font color for your icon
  • Icon Style: Needed for bicolored icons – here you can define the angle of color splitting on your icon
  • Icon Background Color: Choose the background color of your icon
  • Icon Border Color: Choose the border color of your icon
  • Icon Shape: Here you can choose between different icon shapes
  • Icon Size: In which size your icon should appear

setting video background for page title

In „Video Background“ section of „Page Title“ settings you can optionally set some video to be played in the background of your page title:

  • Video Background Type: select the source of your video – self-hosted html5 video, youtube or vimeo video
  • Link to video or video ID : here you can enter the URL to the HTML5 video or use Video ID of corresponding youtube or vimeo video
  • Video Background Aspect Ratio: here you can define the aspect ration for this video
  • Video Overlay Color: in case you wish some overlay, here you can select the color for that
  • Video Overlay Opacity (0 – 1): choose opacity for your video overlay
  • Video Poster: select cover image to be displayed instead of video on mobile devices

transparent page header

In case you wish to set a transparent header on some page individually (transparent means: your main menu area will be positioned directly above the page with transparent background), check „Page Header“ settings in page options:

  • Transparent Menu On Header: this setting enables the transparent menu on page header
  • Header Opacity (0-100%): set the opacity for your transparent header
  • Use Light Menu & Logo: in case you use some dark images in your page’s hero section, this option enables you to use different colors for main menu and logo (for example „white“). In order to set up colors for your light version of main menu and logo, go to „Colors → Menu Colors“ in Theme Options (for logo: „General → Identity“ ).
  • Hide Top Area: if you don’t wish to show top area bar on the some page, just activate this checkbox

adding page sidebars

Using „Page Sidebar“ page option you can add right or left sidebar to your page

  • Sidebar Position: here you can select, where you wish to have your sidebar
  • Sticky Sidebar: with this option you can define if you wish your sidebar to be fixed positioned by vertical scrolling

If you wish to add additional sidebars to your page, you need to use Visual Composer. For this cases pls add following VC element to your page:

  1. Add VC element, choose „Widgetised Sidebar“
  2. Here select the additional sidebar you wish to add

adding custom sidebar widgets

To add some custom widgets to your page’s sidebar, pls check „Page Widgets“ page options. This option is only relevant if you have enabled a sidebar in “Page Sidebar” section. Here you can choose, whether you want to use a default sidebar (by selecting “default” setting) or customized sidebar on your page. Default sidebar is the set of widgets you have added in „Appearance → Widgets“. In case you would like to customize this widgets on some pages (use other widgets than default set), choose „Customize“ option.

To easily customize your page sidebar you can simply drag-and-drop any widgets of your choice from Available Widgets panel to the Page Sidebar panel. See chapter Sidebars for details.

NOTE: for additional sidebars, which you insert using Visual Composer, use „VC Page Sidebar 01“ and  „VC Page Sidebar 02“ accordingly.

adding sliders

TheGem comes with three awesome sliders onboard: Revolution Slider, Layer Slider and Nivo Slider. To enable one of this sliders on top of your page, use „Page Slideshow“ page option:

After enabling one of this sliders, you will be prompted to choose the slideshow from the list if created slideshows.

enabling page preloader

If you wish to enable page preloader for your page, pls use „Page Preloader“ page option

By default page preloader is disabled.

If you wish to enable page preloading for all pages and posts etc. of your website, go to Theme Options → General → Theme Layout , here you have an option „Enable Page Preloader“

lazy loading & bottom margins

In this option you can activate or deactivate lazy loading animations for the content elements of your page. Also here you can “stick” the bottom of the page to the footer without any gaps.

building pages

The easiest way of building your pages in TheGem is to use Frontend Editor of Visual Composer. Here you have the full control over layout of your content as well as all of the shortcodes and its options. Visual Composer is a great tool for creating page layouts and content “on-the-fly”, in backend or in frontend mode by simple drag&drop of different content and page elements. Visual Composer is a required plugin and should be installed in the process of TheGem’s theme installation (see Chapter “Installing TheGem”)

elements/shortcodes

visual composer

Visual Composer is the best drag’n’drop visual editor for building pages, posts etc. in WordPress. If you are not familiar with Visual Composer, we would recommend to take a look at following videos:

Getting Started with Visual Composer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJz_XWiOK78
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngDEopRPHoA

Drag’n’drop explained:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJz_XWiOK78https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngDEopRPHoA

Cloning elements:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn5TqabaBMk

Rows & Columns:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtAAx_r9oLM

Create & Re-use Templates:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waZqhu8tlo4

Under https://vc.wpbakery.com/video-tutorials/ you can find some other useful video tutorials.
Under https://wpbakery.atlassian.net/wiki/display/VC/Visual+Composer+Pagebuilder+for+WordPress you will find the complete documentation.

Please note, that Visual Composer inside TheGem is optimised for this theme, so all content elements and shortcodes you have here are TheGem-related. All TheGem elements you will find in tab „The Gem“ in Visual Composer:

By default, Visual Composer is enabled for Pages, Portfolio, Products, Posts & News; however you can also enable it for other post types, if you need it. To do this go to “Visual Composer” and make your selection.

To start creating new page layout you can choose wether to do it in backend or in frontend editor. We recommend to use Frontend Editor, because it is a real “What You See Is What You Get” way to build your pages. Click on “Front End Editor”

and you will be switched to Visual Composer Frontend Editor:

Here you might want to begin with adding a new content element by clicking on “Add element”. After that the overview of all content elements will be displayed.

You can begin with adding a new content row in your page; choose “Row”. You will be switched to your page with added row element. Now you can edit its properties like for example number of columns and layout.

In this way you can add and edit all other elements; you can combine them with each other and drag-n-drop them.

Pls check the detailed overview of all content elements delivered with TheGem:.

rows & columns

Each page / post building process begins with adding rows and columns, defining your block layout.Pls refer to this video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtAAx_r9oLM

spaces & margins

There are three main ways to control spaces, margins & paddings in TheGem.

Divider Shortcode

This is a native TheGem shortcode. You can find it here

With this element you can manage your horizontal margins & paddings very precisely. The advantage of using this shortcode is, that it shows you inserted spaces using dashed areas. Another useful feature of this shortcode is to insert nice colorful content dividers.

Style: select the style of your separator. If you wish to use divider to set horizontal margins, use preselected “1px” style

Color: select the color of your separator.

Margin top: set the top margin in px.

NOTE: you can also use negative values (i.e. -27) to reduce margins!

Margin bottom: set the bottom margin in px. NOTE: you can also use negative values (i.e. -27) to reduce margins!

Using „Design Options“

In Visual Composer you can swith to „design options“ tab in Rows or Columns properties and here you can set margins and paddings as well:

Using „Empty Space“ shortcode

text block

To add some text block to your page, use „Text block“ element:

This element adds a WYSIWYG editor for inserting / formatting text blocks in a usual comfortable way.

buttons

To add some button anywhere in your content, use „Button“ element:

Here you have following options:

Button Text: type in the text, which should appear on your button

URL (Link): define the link for your button

Position: define position and alignment of this button

Style: TheGem buttons incluide two basic styles – flat (solid filling) and outline (ghost like)

Size: select the size for your buttonText weight: font weight for the button text

No uppercase: by checking this checkbox you disable uppercase letter styling for button text

Border radius: define the radius for rounded corners of the button

Text Color: Select the font color of the button’s text

Hover Text Color: Select the hover font color of the button’s text

Background Color: select the background color fill for the button

Hover Background Color: select the background color fill for the button in hover state

Separator Style: this option gives you a possibility to enable line separator to the left and to the right of the button

Icon pack: if you wish to use some icon in your button, here you can define the icon pack, where you wish to choose your icon

Icon: here you can choose an icon from the font icon set you have selected in „Icon Pack“. Just click on “Show icon codes”, select and copy the code of the icon you wish to insert and paste this code here

Icon Position: where to position the chose icon – to the left or to the right of the button’s text Choose the main font color of your title icon here

Lazy Loading enabled: here you can enable a lazy loading animation for your button

icons

TheGem delivers three shortcodes for inserting buttons in your content.

icon

This shortcode inserts a standalone icon on any position in your content

Icon pack: if you wish to use some icon in your button, here you can define the icon pack, whereyou wish to choose your icon

Icon: here you can choose an icon from the font icon set you have selected in „Icon Pack“. Just click on “Show icon codes”, select and copy the code of the icon you wish to insert and paste this code here

Shape: Here you can choose between different icon shapes

Style: Needed for bicolored icons – here you can define the angle of color splitting on your icon

Color: Select font coor for your icon

Color 2: If you wish to make your icon bicolored, here you can choose the second font color for your icon

Background Color: Choose the background color of your icon

Border Color: Choose the border color of your icon

Size: In which size your icon should appear

Link & Link Target: enter an URL if you wish to link your icon

Centered: if you wish to automatically center this icon inside the content block where it is inserted, activate this option

Icon Top Margin & Icon Bottom Margin: here you can define the top & bottom margins of your button, in pixels

icon with text

This shortcode is quite similar to Icon shortcode described above, but it gives an option to insert a text container, starting with icon, and to control icon & text positions, margins and paddings very precisely. All settings are quite similar to the settings of Icon shortcode (see above). After inserting this element, you can then prepend or append text block inside this shortcode.

icon with title

This shortcode is quite similar to Icon shortcode described above, but it gives an option to insert some title in combination with the icon. All settings are quite similar to the settings of Icon shortcode (see above).
All icon element demos

styled & fancy textboxes

Styled boxes could be used to highlight some content parts, to attract the visitor’s attention to some important facts, to promote something. With this shortcode you can easily customize the colors of your box. To insert a styled box in your content use Textbox shortcode:

Style: you can select, if you wish to have a title bar in your textbox or not or if you wish to make a picture box (where the picture is placed above the textbox)

Content Text Color: Font color for the text in the textbox, Choose or enter color code, ex. #ffffff.

Content Background Color: here you can select the color for the background of your textbox

Content Background Image: if you wish to use an image as background of your textbox, here you can select this image from your media library

Background Style: choose a style of displaying background image

Background horizontal position: choose the horizontal position of your background imageBackground vertical position: choose the vertical position of your background image

Parallax: enable parallax effect if you wish to use parallax

If enabled:

Parallax type: choose parallax type you wish to use

Parallax overlay color: select overlay color for your parallax area

Padding top: set the top padding of the fullwidth area in pixel

Padding bottom: set the bottom padding of the fullwidth area in pixel

Padding left: set the left padding of the fullwidth area in pixel. NOTE: set this padding to “0” if you
wnat to avoid any paddings to the left

Padding right: set the right padding of the fullwidth area in pixel. NOTE: set this padding to “0” if
you wnat to avoid any paddings to the right

Border color: color of your CTA’s border

Border Width (px): width of the CTA’s border

Border Radius (px): radius for the rounded corners of the CTA’s border

Rectangle Corner: if you wish, you can select corners of the CTA’s border, which should stay non-rounded, like here

Top & Bottom Arеa Style: choose, which fancy style would you like to use for the top or for the bottom of your CTA. Be default fancy styles are disabled

Centered: Choose if you wish to center your icon / image / buttons inside the CTA container

Lazy Loading enabled: here you can enable a lazy loading animation for your button

If you choose to use a title in your textbox,

you can set following settings in „Title“ tab:

Icon pack: if you wish to use icon in your textbox’s title, here you can define the icon pack, where you wish to choose your icon from.

Icon: select the icon you wish to use in your textbox’s title by clicking on Show Icon Codes. The overview of all available icons will open. Select the code of the icon you wish to insert, copy it, close the overview and paste it in this field “Icon”.

Icon Shape: select the shape of the icon.

Icon Style: in TheGem you can use bicolored icons. In this field “Style” you can select the angle of color splitting in bicolored icon. By default only one color will be applied.

Icon Color: select the main font color of your icon using the colorpicker or typing the hex value

Icon Color 2: select the second font color of your icon, if you wish to use bicolored icon. Your icon will then appear in two colors (color / color 2), splitted by the angle you have selected in Style field above

Icon Background Color: choose the color of icon’s background using the colorpicker or typing the hex value

Icon Border Color: choose the color of icon’s border using the colorpicker or typing the hex value

Icon Size: select the size of your icon

Title Area: here you can enter your textbox’s title. Note: you can use any HTML or shortcodes here.

Title Text Color: Font color for the title of the textbox

Title Background Color: Background color of the title area in your textboxAfter you have inserted your textbox, you can start filling it with content by simply clicking on “+” symbol above the textbox.

100% width & parallax areas

By using „Fullwidth Container“ shortcode you can insert and style 100% width areas with optional parallax anywhere on your page and add to this area any content & shortcodes you wih. To insert fullwidth container, choose this element from the list of TheGem’s shortcodes here:

Color: select the font color for the text content you will insert in your fullwidth area

Background Color: select the background color for your fullwidth area

Background Image: select some image to be used as background image of fullwidth container. For parallax areas we advice to use large images in 1920 x 1200 px resolution

Background Style: choose a style of displaying background image

Background horizontal position: choose the horizontal position of your background imageBackground vertical position: choose the vertical position of your background image

Parallax: enable parallax effect if you wish to use parallax

If enabled:

Parallax type: choose parallax type you wish to use

Parallax overlay color: select overlay color for your parallax area

Padding top: set the top padding of the fullwidth area in pixel

Padding bottom: set the bottom padding of the fullwidth area in pixel

Padding left: set the left padding of the fullwidth area in pixel. NOTE: set this padding to “0” if you wnat to avoid any paddings to the left

Padding right: set the right padding of the fullwidth area in pixel. NOTE: set this padding to “0” if you wnat to avoid any paddings to the right

Container: enable this option if you don’t want to display the content inside your fullwidth area in 100% width layout, i.e. to display your content width limited to main website content width

Top & Bottom styled marker: choose if you wish to dispaly a styled marker and on which position After adding a fullwidth container, you can add any content element inside it by simply clicking on “+” symbol on it:

video backgrounds

To insert video backgrounds in your 100% fullwidth area, use „Fullwidth Container“ with following options:

Background video type: select the source of your video

Link to video or video ID : here you can enter the URL to the HTML5 video or use Video ID of corresponding youtube or vimeo video

Video Aspect Ratio: here you can define the aspect ration for this video

Video Overlay Color: in case you wish some overlay, here you can select the color for that

Video Overlay Opacity (0 – 1): choose opacity for your video overlay

call-to-action & alert boxes

To insert an CTA / alert box in your content use Alert Box / CTA Shortcode:

Icon pack: if you wish to use icon in your CTA block, here you can define the icon pack, where you wish to choose your icon from. Pls note: if you wish to use an image instead of an icon, choose „Image“ from this select box and select imahe from the media library:

Icon: select the icon you wish to use in your CTA by clicking on Show Icon Codes. The overview of all available icons will open. Select the code of the icon you wish to insert, copy it, close the overview and paste it in this field “Icon”.

Icon Shape: select the shape of the icon. Note, that this shape will also apply to your CTA image, if you have decided to use an image instead of an icon

Icon Style: in TheGem you can use bicolored icons. In this field “Style” you can select the angle of color splitting in bicolored icon. By default only one color will be applied.

Icon Color: select the main font color of your icon using the colorpicker or typing the hex value

Icon Color 2: select the second font color of your icon, if you wish to use bicolored icon. Your icon will then appear in two colors (color / color 2), splitted by the angle you have selected in Style field above

Icon Background Color: choose the color of icon’s background using the colorpicker or typing the hex value

Icon Border Color: choose the color of icon’s border using the colorpicker or typing the hex value

Icon Size: select the size of your icon

Text color: select the color of your CTA’s text

Background color: you can use background color for your CTA’s background

Background image: if you wish to use an image as background of your CTA, here you can select this image from your media library

Background Style: choose a style of displaying background image

Background horizontal position: choose the horizontal position of your background image

Background vertical position: choose the vertical position of your  background image

Border color: color of your CTA’s borderBorder Width (px): width of the CTA’s border

Border Radius (px): radius for the rounded corners of the CTA’s border

Rectangle Corner: if you wish, you can select corners of the CTA’s border, which should stay non-rounded, like here

Top & Bottom Arеa Style: choose, which fancy style would you like to use for the top or for the bottom of your CTA. Be default fancy styles are disabled

Centered: Choose if you wish to center your icon / image / buttons inside the CTA container

For inserting buttons in your CTA / Alert Box, use „Button 1“ and „Button 2“ tabs in Alert Box / CTA shortcode.

Pls note: here you have all the same button options as in „Button“ shortcode – description see above in section „Button“

styled galleries

See detailed description of galleries in Chapter Galleries.
TheGem has a number of different gallery types which you can use to display your images in content by inserting a Gallery element:

Gallery: here you can select a gallery to display, which you have created under „Galleries“ in your wp admin

Gallery type: Here you can select the type of your gallery. You can choose between:

  • Slider – gallery in form of slider with thumbnail bar below
  • Grid – gallery in form of classic grid

Depending on which gallery type you have selected you have different options.

FOR GRID GALLERIES:

Layout: choose the layout of your grid gallery

Style: For grid galleries: choose the style of your grid here

Gaps size (px): Here you can set a gaps size between images in your grid gallery. Set „0“ for no gaps.

Hover type: select the onhover style here

Border style: choose the style of image borders in your grid views.

Title: If you would like to insert the title to your gallery, use this field and enter your gallery’s title.

Loading Animation: set the loading animation for your gallery items (images).

FOR SLIDER GALLERIES:

Layout: choose the layout of your slider gallery Fullwidth means, your main image in the slider gallery will be wider in proportions; half-size is meant to be used on pages with sidebars andcolumns, here is the proportion of the main image in slider more quadratic

Disable thumbnails bar : with this option you can hide the tumbnails bar displayed below the main image in the slider gallery. If disabled you can then choose if you wish to enable a pagination or not

Autoscroll : here you can set an autoscroll speed for your gallery slider (in milliseconds). Leave empty if you wish to disable autoscroll

map with text

Map With Text shortcode helps you to easily publish your google maps, styled in TheGem’s way and optionally enhanced with content layers above the map:

Background color: here yo can set a background color for your content container above the map

Map Height: Map height in pixels

Mab embed iframe: In this field you should paste a googlemaps embed code you have created in google maps. Just follow the steps described in the shortcode dialog

Grayscale: You can set here if you wish to show your google map in grayscale

Container: Choose this option if you don’t wish to display your map in 100% width if you have added it to fullwidth container

Deactivate Map Zoom By Scrolling: This option is useful especially for touch devices. If enabled, your added map will not scroll inside the iframe

Rounded Corners: Optionally add rounded colors to your map

After adding your map you can start inserting a content inside it. Just click on “+” symbol to open a shortcodes dialog.

news & blog

With this element you can insert your news or blog post lists anywhere in content, choosing among many different appearance styles.

Post types: select, which post types would you like to publish in this list – blog posts or/and news

Style: select the design style of presenting your blog / news list
You can select from this styles:

For examples of different blog / news list styles visit our demo website → main menu „Blog“

Select Categories: you can select categories for your blog / news list by clicking on „Select Categories“ Tab

Pagination: which pagination style should be used

  • Normal: classic pagination using page numbers
  • Load More: by choosing this option your next posts will be loaded by clicking on „Load More“ button. Pls note: after choosing this option new settings tab „Load More Button“ appears, allowing you to style this load more button as you wish
  • Infinite Scroll: lazy loadingof posts in the news/posts list by vertical scrolling
  • Disable pagination: here you have an option to disable any pagination

Loading animation : choose the animation effect for appearing of blog / news posts in the list

Ignore Sticky Posts : with this option you can ignore displaying of sticky posts above at the top of posts/news lists

Hide date in title : this setting allows you to hide date in post title in your blog / news list

Hide author : this setting allows you to hide author in post in your blog / news list

Hide comments : this setting allows you to hide number of comments in post in your blog / news list

Hide likes : this setting allows you to hide likes in post in your blog / news list

pricing tables

Pricing tables shortcode helps you to insert styled pricing tables in different styles in your content.

Inserting pricing tables in your page consist of three steps.

STEP 1. DEFINING PRICE TABLE ELEMENT

Select “Pricing tables” shortcode from the shortcode list. Here you will get following options to set:

Style: Select one of eight pre-defined styles for your pricing table

Button Icon: Icon to display on the button in pricing table.

Click on “Save changes”. After that, click on “+” symbol in your added Pricing table element to start inserting pricing columns

STEP 2. INSERTING ONE COLUMN

Select “Pricing table column” to insert a new column to your pricing table:

Top Choice: if you wish to set a marker label to your pricing column, you can write a short text here like “NEW!”

Highlighted: choose this option if you wish that this column will be highlighted / emphasized

Column width : here you can set the width of your column – should it be wider for 3 columns in the row or narrower for 4 columns in the row

Top Choice Color: set the font color for your „top choice“ text label

Top Choice Background: set the background color for your „top choice“ text label

Click on “Save changes” to insert your pricing column

STEP 3. INSERTING COLUMN’S CONTENT

Now you can start filling your pricing column with content. To do this click on “+” symbol in your added pricing column and select the content element you wish to add.

COLUMN’S HEADER

With this element you can define content and its style for the header of the pricing column:

Column title: Type in the title of your pricing column

Column subtitle: Type in subtitle of your pricing column. Pls note: this subtitle works not for all styles; in few styles it is hidden

Price background color: Choose a background color for your price in header area

Price backgroun image: Or, alternatively, here you can choose a background image for your price in pricing column’s header area

Currency: Type in the currency symbol to be show

Price: Enter the price to be shownTime period: Enter the period of time for the price, i.e. “per month”

Styles: Here you can choose, if you wish to use default styles for title, subtitle, price and time period or if you wish to customize it’s colors:

COLUMN’S ROW

After adding a column’s header with title, price etc. you can additionally add different rows with descriptions

To add new row with column’s description, click on „+“ below tzhe header you have already added

and choose „Column’s Row“

After that you get a WYSIWYG editor, where you can start typing your decription. After saving, youcan clone this row several time in order to get additional rows with the same content – the easiest way to populate your column’s row:

COLUMN’S FOOTER

And finally you would probably want to add a footer area to your pricing column with some button. In order to do this, choose following element:

You will get a settings dialog, where you can customize the look of your pricing column’s button (see description above in section „Button“ )

COLUMN’S EXTRA TITLE

Sometimes it is useful to use some additional titles in your pricing row, for example:

To do this, use „Column’s extra title“ element,

fill it with content and move it on the position in your pricing column, where you wish to have it.

portfolios

TheGem comes with different styles to display your portfolio items on your content page by using Portfolio (for grids) or Portfolio Slider (for sliders) shortcode

portfolio grid

Select Portfolios: choose your desired portfolio set to be displayed. Click on „Select Portfolios“ tab:

Layout: choose a grid layout for your portfolio overview. Choose 1x column list if you wish to display your portfolio as classic list

Style: choose a grid style. For grids you can choose between justified, masonry or metro grid styles

Columns 100% Width (1920x Screen): If you have selected 100% width layout previously, here you can set a number of columns to be displayed on 1920 pix screen resolution

Gaps size (px): Here you can set a gaps size between images in your grid gallery. Set „0“ for no gaps.

Display Titles: here you can select how the portfolio item’s title & description should be displayed. You can choose to display it under the item’s featured image or on mouse hover on featured image

Background Style: if you have selected „On Page“ in „Display Titles“ field previously, here you can select the backround style of the caption with project’s title and description, which is displayed under the project’s featured image

Hover Type: select the hover type you wish to use in your portfolio grid: Please note: if „Gradient“ or „Circular Overlay“ are selected, the project title and descripion will be displayed on project’s featured image if „On Page“ in „Display Titles“ is selected.
Pagination: select the pagination style to apply. You can choose between:

  • Normal: classic numbered pagination
  • Load More: by choosing this option your next posts will be loaded by clicking on „Load More“ button. Pls note: after choosing this option new settings tab „Load More Button“ appears, allowing you to style this load more button as you wish
  • Infinite Scroll: lazy loadingof posts in the news/posts list by vertical scrolling

Loading animation : choose the animation effect for appearing of blog / news posts in the list

Items per page: Here you can define, how many portfolio items should be displayed at once on one page.

Show date & sets: select if you wish to show dates & portfolio categories in your grid overview

Disable sharing buttons: by activating this option you can disable a scoial sharing panel in your grid overviews

Activate filter: Select if you wish to display a filter bar above your portfolio grid

Title: If you would like to insert the title to your portfolio overview, use this field and enter your portfolio’s title.

Activate likes: Select if you wish to activate likes / like button for your portfolio items

Activate sorting: Select if you wish to activate sorting option for your portfolio items in your portfolio overview. Pls note: default sorting is by the date, descending

Max. row’s height in grid (px) : this setting appears only if Metro Style is selected. It could be useful for defining the maximal height of one row in the metro grid for selecting the optiomal metro appearance.

Max. row’s height in grid (px) : this setting appears only if Metro Style is selected. It could be useful for defining the maximal height of one row in the metro grid for selecting the optiomal metroappearance.

1x column list portfolios

If you wish to display your portfolio overview as a classic one column list, select „1x column list“ in „Layout“ option of the portfolio shortcode

In this case you have following additional settings:

Layout Version : here you can choose between „fullwidth“ layout (in this case the portfolio item will be wider) or „With Sidebar“ (the proportion of the portfolio item will be more quatratic).

Caption Position : where the caption with project’s title and description should be placed – to the left of the project’s featured image, to the right or should it combine in a zigzag way

portfolio slider

Another way to showcase your portfolio is to use „Portfolio Slider“ shortcode

Title: If you would like to insert the title to your portfolio overview, use this field and enter your portfolio’s title.

Layout: choose a layout for your portfolio slider

Columns 100% Width (1920x Screen): If you have selected 100% width layout previously, here you can set a number of columns to be displayed on 1920x screen resolution

All other settings are similar to the settings of portfolio grid, described above.

STYLED IMAGES

In TheGem you can publish your images with awesome border and frames effects, making them look great and standing out. To do that use the Styled Image shortcode:

Width: Image width in pixels

Height: Image height in pixels

Choose Image: Select image from media library by clicking on Select or enter image URL

Alt: Enter image Alt-Attribute

Border Style: set the border/frame style for your image on the page.

Position: Here you can select the text alignment near your picture

Disable lightbox: activate this checkbox if you wish to disable the full-size image in lightbox

STYLED TABLE

To insert a styled table, use the “Table” shortcode.

Style: choose the style you wish to use

Content: here you can edit your table as usually

Row headers for responsive: choose how to display your rows in on mobile devices

STYLED LISTS

To insert a styled list, use the “Styled List” shortcode.

Type: choose a bullet icon you wish to use in your list

Color: choose a color for your bullet

Content: here you can edit your list as usually

TABS & TOURS

Tabs & tours are useful for grouping your content according its topical meaning and displaying it in a compact user-friendly form on the page.

TABS

In order to insert tabs in your content click on Tabs shortcode. This element is located in „Content“ tab of Visual Composer

Your tabs will be immediately added to your page.

Now you can start editing its settings. Just click on “edit” icon on your “Tabs” panel:

Style: TheGem comes with four different tabs styles you can choose here

Shape: Select tabs shape.

Color:  Select tabs color. Pls note: if you wish to use TheGem pre-made colors, select „TheGem“
here.

Spacing: Select tabs spacing.

Gap: Select tabs gap.

Position: Select tabs navigation position.

Alignment: Select tabs section title alignment.

Autoplay: Select auto rotate for tabs in seconds

Active section: Enter active section number

Pagination style: Select pagination style.

In order to edit the title and properties of one section, click on “edit” icon on your “Section” panel:

After that you are ready to insert any content in your tab by clicking on “plus” symbol on the appropriate tab.

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TOURS

Tours are actully vertical tabs. They work in the same way. In order to insert tours in your content click on Tours shortcode.

Your tours will be immediately added to your page. Now you can start editing its settings just in the
same way, as by tabs (see above).

TEAMS

Team shortcode is a perfect feature to present your team inside your page content. Use Team
shortcode:

Your tours will be immediately added to your page. Now you can start editing its settings just in the
same way, as by tabs (see above).

Style: choose the style for displaying your team set

Columns: select the number of columns to be displayed in the team grid

TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials shortcode is a good to present your customers opinion about you and your work.

To select testimonials to be displayed, click on „Select Testimonial Sets“ tab and activate the
appropriate checkboxes.

Style: choose the style for displaying your testimonial set

Image Size: choose the size of the testimonial image to be displayed

Fullwith: select this option if you wish to display testimonial in fullwidth layout

Autoscroll: select the autoscroll speed in milliseconds. Leave blank if you don’t want to have any
autoscroll

COUNTERS

Inserting counters in your page consist of two steps.

STEP 1.

Select “Counter box” shortcode from the shortcode list. Counter box will be immediately added to your page

Additionally you can make general settings for your counter:

Style: choose the style for displaying your counter.TheGem comes with two horizontal counter styles and one vertical

Columns: for horizontal counters. Here you can choose number of columns in one row

Lazy loading enabled: here you can activate lazy loading animation for your counters

Number format: select the format for displaying your numbers in counter

FOR VERTICAL COUNTERS

Vertical counters look like this:

You can make following settings:

Connector color: select the color for vertical connector

Team Person: here you can select a team person to be displayed above. If „none“, team member box will not be displayed.

STEP 2.

Now click on “+” symbol on the added counter box. And then click on “Counter” shortcode

You will get following settings dialog:

From: starting number to start counting animation, for example 0

To: final number to finish counting animation, for example 100

Text: title to be displayed under the number

Suffix: you can use it to display some symbol or unit for the numbers

Background Color: select background color for your counter element

Numbers Color: select font color for numbers

Text Color: select font color for title / text

URL (Link): you can link one counter element by defining a link here

To set some icon for your counter element, click on „Icon“ Tab above:

Here you have all same settings as in „Icon“ shortcode (explained above)

TOGGLES & ACCORDION

Accordions are useful to publish different additional content divided or grouped in different sections. In this way you can publish a lot of information in compact form, not blowing out the size of your page and attract the visitor’s attention on some special points in your article.

In order to insert tabs in your content click on Accordions shortcode. This element is located in „Content“ tab of Visual Composer

Your accordion will be immediately added to your page. Now you can start editing its settings. Just click on “edit” icon on your “Accordion” panel

Here you can make general accordions settings in the way as it is described for „Tabs & Tours“shortcode (see above)

In order to edit the settings of one accordion section, click on “edit” icon on your “Section” panel:

After that you are ready to insert any content in your accordion section by clicking on “plus” symbol on the appropriate tab.

DROPCAPS

Use Dropcap shortocode to insert a dropcap:

Letter: enter the symbol (number, letter etc.) for your dropcap

Shape: select the shape of your dropcap

Style: select the style of your dropcap

Color: use this option to customize default font color of your dropcap

Border Color: use this option to customize default border color of your dropcap

Background Color: use this option to customize default background color of your dropcap

QUOTED TEXT

To insert a quoted text in your page use Quoted Text shortcode:

Content: select the style for displaying your quoted text

VIDEOS

In TheGem you can easily insert your video media at any position in your main content or in widgets – anywhere you wish. You can choose to use a youtube, vimeo or self-hosted video. You can set the size of video container and choose the border/frame you wish

YOUTUBE & VIMEO VIDEO

Width: Video width in pixels

Height: Video height in pixels

Video Aspect Ratio: here you can define the aspect ration for this video

Video_id: Youtube video ID something like Js9Z8UQAA4E. You can find out the video ID in youtube URL address

Border Style: set the border/frame style for your video on the page.

Position: set the position of your video in your content

SELF-HOSTED VIDEO

In case of self-hosted html5 video, in addition to the general video settings as described for youtube & vimeo, you have following options:

Height: Video height in pixels

Video URL in mp4 or flv format: Select your video from media library or type in the URL address of the video

Poster Image: Select the preview/cover image for your video from media library

Style: set the border/frame style for your video on the page.

Position: set the position of your video in your content

QUICKFINDERS

See detailed description of quickfinders in Chapter „quickfinders“

To insert quickfinders in your page content use Quickfinder shortcode

To select quickfinder set to be displayed, click on „Select Quickfinders“ tab above and activate checkboxes on appropriate quickfinder sets.

Style: TheGem comes with many different styles of displaying your quickfinders. Here you can choose one of them.

> For„Default Style“:

Title Weight: you can choose wether you would like to have your item’s title bold or this

> For „Classic Box“, „Iconed Box“, „Binded Box“, „Binded Iconed Box“, „Tag Box“:

Number of columns: select number of columns in one row of the quickfinder grid

Box Style: choose from three different box styles

Box Background Color: select background color for one quickfinder item box

Alignment: select text and icon alignment inside the box

Icon Position: select icon position inside the box

Title Weight: you can choose wether you would like to have your item’s title bold or this

Activate Button: if you wish to activate buttons in quickfinder items, activate this checkbox. Pls note: buttons will appear only by quickfinder items, where you have defined URL/link (see detailed description in section „quickfinders“) If button activated, you can next style your button as usually (see description in section „Button“)

If you wish to set / define hover styles for your quickfinder items, click on „Hovers“ tab above:

For „Vertical Styles“:

Pls note: you should use quickfinder items of the same icon/image size to display vertical quickfinders properly. Otherwise some visual issues with connectros can appear.

Title Weight: you can choose wether you would like to have your item’s title bold or this

Connector color: select the color for vertical connector

CLIENTS

See detailed description of clients in Chapter „Clients“

To insert clients overview in your page content use Clients shortcode:

To select clients sets to display, click on „Select Client Sets“ and activate corresponsing checkboxes.

Style: choose whether to show your clients as grid or as slider/carousel

Autoscroll: here you can enable autoscroll and define autoscroll speed in milliseconds

Rows: in case you have selected “grid” for displaying your clients, here you can select number of rows for this grid

Columns: in case you have selected “grid” for displaying your clients, here you can select number of columns for this grid

DIAGRAMS

Use this shortcode to insert diagrams in your content:

Title: defines the title of your diagram

Summary: defines the summary text for your diagram

Type: choose the type of diagram to be displayed – lines/bars or circles.

Content: here you can edit the conten of your diagram by editing its shortcode


{"title":"Skill1","amount":"70","color":"#ff0000"}
{"title":"Skill2","amount":"70","color":"#ffff00"}
{"title":"Skill3","amount":"70","color":"#ff00ff"}
{"title":"Skill4","amount":"70","color":"#f0f0f0"}

  • tag  {gem_skill} defines one parameter/value/skill to be displayed in diagram. You can add as much values/skills as you wish
  • attribute “title” inside of tag [skill] defines the label/title of this parameter/skill
  • attribute “color” defines the color whioch should be used in diagram to represent this parameter/skill
  • attribute “amount” defines the value in percent of this parameter/skill

Style: choose one of three pre-made styles of displaying horizontal (line) diagrams

TYPES OF SIDEBARS

There are four major sidebars in TheGem, which could be used:

  • Main Page Sidebar: this sidebar is used for normal pages, portfolio pages, news and posts pages
  • VC Page Sidebar 01 & VC Page Sidebar 02: additional sidebars, which can be used with Visual Composer (Shortcode: Widgetised Sidebar) to add more than one sidebar on the page
  • Footer Widget Area: this sidebar is used for footer area of your pages, posts etc.

This sidebars can be used as:

  • Default Sidebars: you can define default content (widgets) of the sidebars, which can be used across your website by simply activating the default sidebar. if you want, that a number of pages always use the same sidebar with the same widgets, you create a default sidebar.
  • Customized Sidebars: you can add individual widgets to your page or footer sidebars on any page separately, so, that different pages have different sidebar content

DEFINING DEFAULT SIDEBARS

To define default widgets for your page sidebars, go to Appearance➜ Widgets.

To the left you can see the big panel Available Widgets – all of these widgets you can use on your pages in sidebars (For description of widgets see chapter Widgets). To the right you see four sidebar panels – Main Page Sidebar, VC Page Sidebars and Footer Widget Sidebar. Now you can start filling your sidebars with the desired widgets – simply drag and drop the widget of your choice from Available Widgets to Page Sidebar (or if you fill your widgetised footer – to Footer Widget Area) panel. Now all the widgets you have dragged to your sidebar panels are automatically available in all default sidebars you have added in your pages.

CUSTOMIZING PAGE SIDEBARS

if you want to use a customized sidebar on your page, simply use the settings in Page Widgets panel in the page or portfolio item page. Here you should select Customize (is selected by default if you create new page) and then simply drag-and-drop any widgets of your choice from Available Widgets panel to the Sidebar panel. After setting up / filling your widgets don’t forget to click on [save] at the bottom of each widget to save your widget settings for this customized sidebar! For detailed description of all available widgets see chapter Widgets.

ADDING SIDEBARS

To add page sidebar, go to „Page Sidebar“ in your page options and select position of your sidebar: left or right. Additionally, if you wish to make your sidebar sticky, activate „Sticky Sidebar“ checkbox.

If you wish to add several sidebars to your page, you can use „Widgetised Sidebar“ shortcode in visual composer. Here you can just choose, which sidebar you want to use and where on yor page.

WIDGETS DEMO

You can find demonstration of all TheGem’s widgets on this page:   WIDGETS DEMO

VISUAL EDITOR

This is a full-functional WYSIWYG Editor you can use to create some information boxes in the sidebar of your pages. As in any richt text editor, you can use any formatting or any media content you wish as well as all of the TheGem shortcodes.

TEXT

Text is a simple textbox/infobox you can use to highlight some brief facts / information for you page article. Here you don’t have any editor for formatting your text – you can do it only via HTML code.

PICTUREBOX

Picturebox is like an image infobox for your page. With this widget you can insert an image in your sidebar by selecting it from the media library or uploading it from your computer – with own title, own description and own link.

PROJECT INFO / CUSTOM ICONED FIELDS

This widget is especially useful for project/product pages, contact pages or any pages, where you wish to emphasize some brief facts using separate fields with nice icons.

There are two design styles of this widget you can choose from. This widget consists of ten fields. In each field you can define:

Field’s title: like a label of your field Field’s

value: values for this label

Field’s Icon:  icon for this label. To define the desired icon just click on “Show Icon Codes”, find the icon you need, copy the icon code and paste it in this field.

PROJECT SLIDER

This widget is usefull for displaying your portfolio works in a compact form in page sidebar. Just enter the title of this widget (for example „Latest Works“), select portfolios (sets) to be displayed anddefine number of rows to be shown.

SUBMENU

Submenu widget builds automatically the submenu navigation on your page depending on the position of your page inside the website structure. In the widget settings you can select the menu, for which the submenu should be built.

TEAMS

If you wish to show your team persons in the sidebar on some pages, use this widget. Just select one or multiple team sets by clicking on checkboxes. If you have several persons in the set, they will be shown on the page with a fading in / fading out effects. You can define autoscroll speed in milliseconds. For details concerning the adding and grouping your team members see chapter Team.

TESTIMONIALS

Just like your team members, you can show testimonials of your customers in the page sidebar. Just select one or multiple testimonial sets by clicking on checkboxes. If you have several testimonials in the set, they will be shown on the page with a fading in / fading out effects. In TheGem there are two different styles of displaying testimonials in sidebar; you can choose between them in selectbox “Style”. Also you can define autoscroll speed in milliseconds.

DIAGRAM

Diagrams are essential for demonstrating any kind of skills, developments, shares & ratios. TheGem has a built-in widget for displaying two different kinds of diagrams: bars & circles. Bar diagrams are animated and circle diagrams are interactive on mouse-over:

  • Type: here you choose what kind of diagram you would like to show – lines/bars or circles.
  • Skills: in this block you define one digram’s value, its label and color.
  • Add Skill: in order to add one more value to your diagram click on “Add Skill” and fill in the appropriate fields.

FLICKR / PHOTOSTREAM

Diagrams are essential for demonstrating any kind of skills, developments, shares & ratios. TheGem has a built-in widget for displaying two different kinds of diagrams: bars & circles. Bar diagrams are animated and circle diagrams are interactive on mouse-over:

  • Using this widget you can display a photostream from Flickr in the page sidebar. In order to activate the photostream you should enter the flickr ID of the corresponding profile (you can find out your flickr ID here: HTTP://IDGETTR.COM/ You can also define the number of images you would like to show in this widget – by setting them in the field Items

FACEBOOK

To add facebook plugin in your sidebar, use this widget. Just type the URL of your facebook profile page and you are done

TWITTER

Display your recent tweets in the page sidebar. To enable this widget you should first create your twitter app for your website here
HTTP://DEV.TWITTER.COM/APPS

After creating and enablng your twitter app, type the following values in the widget settings to activate this widget: Consumer Key, Consumer Secret, Access Token, Access Token Secret, Twitter ID.

In the field Number of Tweets you can define the number of recent tweets you’d like to show in your sidebar.

NEWS

Just like in custom recent posts / popular posts you can select here to display your news

CUSTOM MENU

Create your custom navigation menu in your sidebar. Like in Submenu widget you should only choose the menu which you have created under Appearance ➜ Menus

CONTACTS

Display your contact information you have defined in theme options

SOCIALS

Display social icons with links to your social profiles. Your social profiles you can define in „Theme Options“→„Contacts & Socials“ (see description above)

MAILCHIMP SIGNUP

Adds the newsletter signup form to your sidebar

PORTFOLIOS

WHAT IS PORTFOLIO

Portfolios are very useful custom post types in TheGem, aimed to create and to highlight special content, different to usual pages and posts. Portfolios can be used to publish / demonstrate:

Projects / Case Studies

Portfolio can help you to emphasize the results of your company’s activities in some projects or to inform your customers about the successfull stories / case studies you have gained with your business by providing your services:

  • you can describe, what kind of a project you have realized
  • you can insert image galleries with some project outtakes/results 
  • you can add the project description, focusing on your skills and provided services
  • you can publish media content like videos, showing your customers the development of the project
  • you can introduce the development team, responsible for this project etc…
Projects / Case Studies

In the same way as projects and case studies you can use portfolios to highlight the products and services your company provides to customers. You can create the product descriptions (portfolio items) and structure it in different product groups / categories (portfolio sets), which than can be used in navigation or product filter.

Media Content (videos, images)

Don’t waste time of your customers and show them what you can – just with one click! Portfolios give you the possibility to publish different media types and make it accessible in beautiful overviews. Layers with videos from youtube, vimeo, your own hosted videos or fullsize images in stylish lightboxes – all this can be done using different portfolio types.

Content visual navigation

Or you can use portfolios to give your website visitors the better overview about your articles, pages, posts. Different layouts of portfolio overviews in TheGem are very helpful for creating comfortable navigation across your website content

In order to understand how it works it is very important to understand the nature of portfolio.

Portfolio consists of two major parts:

  • Portfolio items
  • Portfolio sets

PORTFOLIO ITEMS

Portfolio items are custom posts. One portfolio item is like one page or one blog post – it is a single post used specially for representing your work, products, projects etc.

ADDING NEW ITEM

You can create new portfolio item using leftside wordpress menu or the button above the list of existing portfolio items (Add New Item)

TYPES OF PORTFOLIO ITEMS

There are different types of portfolio items you can use to demonstrate / publish your content:

Portfolio Page

This is a custom single post for describing / showing your project, case study, product etc. It works like a page: you can put the title, decription and images of your project, insert galleries, slideshows, related projects and so on. After creating the new portfolio item this type is selected per default.

Internal Link

Your portfolio item could be a link to some other page on your website – it is useful for redirecting the visitor from some overviews to specific articles, not situated in the same website category as the overview.

External Link

You can use any external URL to redirect your visitor to another website. It is useful for demonstrating the created projects on the web, or some galleries on external website or maybe some press releases in online magazines.

Full-Size Image

Use this in order to show your visitors some full-size images per one click. In this way you can use portfolio like a gallery – in an overview your visitors see a small thumbnails of the images, clicking on that opens the lightbox layer with original full-size image.

YouTube Video

If you want to show your visitors some youtube videos just onpage, with one click – use this type of portfolio item. By clicking on this item in portfolio overview the vistor gets a lightbox layer with youtibe video – immediately on your website’s page, without redirecting to youtube website.

YouTube Video

Use it in the same way, as YouTube Video type of portfolio item.

Self-Hosted Video

If you save all you videos directly in wordpress media library and want to stream it directly from here, use this type of portfolio item. In this case, just like in case of youtube or vimeo video, your visitor wioll get a layer with video player, streaming video content directly from your media library

In order to define the type of portfolio item use the select box Type of portfolio item in the panel General Settings in portfolio item

  • Portfolio Page: you can start editing your page by entering your content and choosing the page options (see description below)
  • Internal Link: use the field Link to another page or video ID to enter the relative URL (without the domain name, for example /content/page.html) of the page you would like to redirect your visitor to
  • Full-Size Image: in this case the fullsize image of your Featured Image would be shown in the lightbox layer
  • YouTube Video: use the field Link to another page or video ID to enter the YouTube Video ID (like for example YE7VzlLtp-4, you can find it in the youtube video’s URL) of the youtube video you like to show
  • Vimeo Video: use the field Link to another page or video ID to enter the Video ID (like for example 1084537, you can find it in the vimeo video’s URL) of the vimeo video you like to show
  • Self-Hosted Video: use the field Link to another page or video ID to enter the relative URL of the video in your media library. You can find the URL of the video, if you go in media library, choose the video and take a look at its properties
NOTE: you can assign multiple types to one item by clicking on “Add one
more type”

ASSIGNING PORTFOLIO SETS

In order to define, to which portfolio set the portfolio item belongs, you should select the
corresponding portfolio sets in the panel Sets to the right.

You can make a multiple choice if your portfolio item suits to multiple different portfolio sets.

Of course you can create a new portfolio set from here by clicking on Add new set.

DEFINING SORT ORDER

It is possible to define the sort order of the portfolio item in one set by entering the order number in the field Sort Order in the right panel

Notice: if your portfolio item belongs to multiple portfolio sets, in all of them it will be on the same order position as entered in this field.

PORTFOLIO PAGE: CONTENT ELEMENTS & OPTIONS

Layouts / Templates

generally portfolio page has all the same layout & template settings as a usual page. To activate a sidebar on your portfolio page, just select whoch sidebar position (left or right) you would like to have in the “Page Sidebar” setting

Editing content / Using Shortcodes

Just like by any page you can start editing your portfolio page by entering the title and main text in the WYSIWYG editor. You have an option to use Visual Composer (backend and / or frontend editor) to build your portfolio page with any TheGem’s shortcodes (see description of shortcodes in chapter
Shortcodes”).

Making general settings
  • 100% page layout: by activating this checkbox you define 100% width layout for your portfolio
    page
  • Show as Highlight: this option is useful for making packery style of portfolio overviews. Packery overview consists of different portfolio items (their featured images), which are highlighted – they have a bigger size (double size) compared with the normal portfolio items. If you wish to display your portfolio item as highlighted (double size featured images), you can activate this option. Next, in the selectbox „Highlight Type“ you can choose, which orientation your highlighted item (its featured image) should have. „Squared“ means the featured image will have double width and double height of the normal item’s image. „Horizontal“ means your image will have a double width, and „vertical“ – double height of the normal item’s featured image in the portfolio overview.
  • Overview title: here you can enter the alternative title of your portfolio page to be displayed in portfolio overviews (grids & sliders) – this could be useful if your portfolio page has a very long title, which doesn’t suit in to the item box in portolio overview.
  • Project Preview Button Link: if you wish to add some project preview button on your project page, here you can enter the URL where the button should link. Note: this button will be used also in „one column“ style of portfolio overview.
  • Project Preview Button Text: here you can enter the title of your button
  • Back to overview URL: here you can define the url of the overview page with your portfolio sets, where this icon on portfolio page should link screen(129)
  • Type of portfolio item: here you can define the type of portfolio item (see description
    above)

PORTFOLIO SETS

Portfolio Sets are the categories or groups of portfolio items and are useful to structure your portfolio items. In this way you can create different scopes of your activities as different portfolio sets and assign your projects/products/case studies/reviews/media content (say your portfolio items) to these different activity scopes.

ADDING NEW PORTFOLIO SET

You can create new portfolio set by going in Portfolios ➜ Sets on the leftside wordpress menu.

After that you are already on the page of creating the new portfolio set. On the right side in the table you see the list of all existing portfolio sets – you can edit their properties by clicking on the title of the corresponding portfolio set.

Name

enter here the name of your portfolio set. This name will be used in the list of available portfolio sets in portfolio item (see above) Notice: this name will be also used as a filter name in portfolio overviews – in the case you publish your portfolio overview with the filter above.

Slug

slug is a userfriendly version of the name. Slug is important, because it is used in the shortcode Portfolio. So don’t forget to fill it if you are creating new portfolio set.

 

Description

just a brief description of your set, usually it is not needed

Icon

if you want to decorate your filter in portfolio overviews with some handsome icons, just click on Show Icon Codes, choose your icon, copy its code and paste it in Icon field.

Order

here you can set the sort order position of your portfolio set. With this field you can make sorting of your portfolio sets.

That’s all – don’t forget to submit your changes by clicking on Add New Set

PUBLISHING PORTFOLIOS

Inserting portfolios in a page is very simple. Use Visual Composer and „Portfolios“ shortcodes as described in details in chapter „Shortcodes – Portfolios“

CUSTOMIZING PORTFOLIO STYLES

Just like all other elements of TheGem theme you can easily customize your portfolio styles using the theme option panel of TheGem. To open the admin panel go to Appearance ➜ Theme Options.

FONTS

You can customize the fonts which are used to display the title text and description text of one portfolio item in portfolio overviews. To do this go to “Fonts” and use following panels:

Portfolio Title Font

Portfolio Description Font

Here you can choose standard fonts as well as a plenty of google fonts and their styles

COLORS

In order to customize all main portfolio colors navigate to “Colors” and open “Portfolio Colors” panel.

Following color settings could be customize:

Portfolio Overview Title Text

Color of portfolio item’s title text in overviews (inside content).

Portfolio Overview Description Text

Color of portfolio item’s description text in overviews (inside content).

PAGINATION COLORS

To change the color of pager buttons used for navigation through portfolio overviews inside content, go to “Colors” and open “Bullets, Icons, Dropcaps & Pagination” panel. Then use following options:

QUICKFINDERS

WHAT IS QUICKFINDER

Quickfinders are icons and/or images used to help user to navigate on the website or to highlight some special advantages/properties of the products or services. So quickfinders could be thought in two ways:

Navigation Support

In addition or instead of classic menu navigation you can use the graphical representation of subpages in form of some icons or thumbnail images with title and short description. It helps your website visitors to find quickly the subpages / subsections /information they need.

Advantages/Properties Overview

If you want to illustrate some special highlights of your products or services on the page, you can use quickfinders in form of icons to attract the visitor attention to these key issues among another page’s content

Like Portfolios, Quickfinders consist of two major parts:

Quickfinder items

Quickfinder sets

QUICKFINDER ITEMS

ADDING NEW QUICKFINDER ITEM

You can create new quickfinder item using leftside wordpress menu or the button above the list of existing quickfinder items. By creating a new quickfinder item you should fill following content fields:

Title

This is the title of the quickfinder item, which will be shown under the quickfinder item in the overview

Description

Short text which will be shown under the title

Link

If you like to link your quickfinder item, here you can enter the URL, which should be associated with this quickfinder item

Button text

If you wish to display some button under the description text, here you can define the label/text of this button.

Title text color

If you wish to display some button under the description text, here you can define the label/text of this button.

Description text color

Here you can freely define the font color of your item’s description. By default the color is set to the color, which is defined in Theme Options (see below)

Icon Pack:  

select the icon pack you wish to choose an icon from

Icon:  

here you can choose an icon from the font icon set you have selected in „Icon Pack“. Just click on “Show icon codes”, select and copy the code of the icon you wish to insert and paste this code here

Icon Color:

If you wish to make your icon bicolored, here you can choose the second font color for your icon

Icon Color 2:

If you wish to make your icon bicolored, here you can choose the second font color for your icon

Icon Style:

Needed for bicolored icons – here you can define the angle of color splitting on your icon

Icon Background Color:

Choose the background color of your icon

Icon Border Color:

Choose the border color of your icon

Icon Shape:

Here you can choose between different icon shapes . NOTE: this shape will be also applied on your image if you have chosen to use featured image as your quickfinder element

Icon Size:

In which size your icon should appear. NOTE: this size will be also applied on your image if you have chosen to use featured image as your quickfinder element

Featured Image

In TheGem you can freely choose whether to use images or icons to depict your quickfinder item. If you wish to insert image for an image quickfinder use this field “Featured Image”. Here you can upload/choose an image used to depict the quickfinder item in the overview on the page. Here you can use any graphics you wish.

Quickfinders

Here you can assign the given quickfinder item to some existing or new quickfinder set (see below)

ASSIGNING QUICKFINDER SETS

In order to define, to which quickfinder set this quickfinder item belongs, you should select the corresponding quickfinder sets in the panel “Quickfinders” to the right.
You can make a multiple choice if your quickfinder item suits to multiple different quickfinder sets. Of course you can create a new quickfinder set from here by clicking on “Add new set”.

DEFINING THE SORT ORDER

It is possible to define the sort order of the quickfinder item in one set by entering the order number in the field “Sort Order” in the right panel. Notice: if your quickfinder item belongs to multiple quickfinder sets, in all of them it will be on the same order position as entered in this field.

QUICKFINDER SETS

Quickfinder Sets are the categories or groups of quickfinder items and are useful to group/structure your quickfinder items. Actually to say in other way, quickfinder set is your quickfinder you wish to insert in your page. So you can organize different subpages or different services/product highlights as quickfinder items in one quickfinder navigation and publish it on a page.

ADDING NEW QUICKFINDER SET

You can create new quickfinder set by going in Quickfinders ➜ Sets on the leftside wordpress menu.

After that you are already on the page of creating the new quickfinder set. On the right side in the table you see the list of all existing quickfinder sets – you can edit their properties by clicking on thetitle of the corresponding set.

By editing the quickfinder set you have following fields:

Name

enter here the name of your quickfinder set. This name will be used in the list of available quickfinder sets in quickfinder item (see above)

Slug

slug is a userfriendly version of the name. Slug is important, because it is used in the shortcode “Quickfinder”. So don’t forget to fill it if you are creating new quickfinder set.

Description

just a brief description of your set, usually it is not needed

PUBLISHING QUICKFINDERS

Inserting quickfinder in a page is very simple. Use Visual Composer and „Quickfinders“ shortcodesas described in details in chapter  „Shortcodes – Quickfinders“

FONTS

You can customize the fonts which are used to display the title text and description text of one quickfinder item in quickfinders. To do this go to “Fonts” and use following panels:

Quickfinder Title Font – Note: in TheGem there are two styles for quickfinder titles – Bold and Thin (in shortcode „Quickfinders“ you can choose which one to use)
Quickfinder Description Font

Here you can choose standard fonts as well as a plenty of google fonts and their styles

COLORS

In order to set default colors for quickfinder titles and descriptions, navigate to “Colors” and open “Quickfinder Colors” panel.

Quickfinder Title Text

Default color of quickfinder item’s title text in overviews inside content

Quickfinder Description Text

Default color of quickfinder item’s description text in overviews inside content

GALLERIES & SLIDERSHOWS

Galleries are essential part of any business website. They give the possibility to illustrate some topics or information with a set of images, grouped together in a nice overviews of thumbnails with fullsize on-click lightboxes. In TheGem there are different kinds of galleries you can use on your pages in a flexible way.

PUBLISHING GALLERIES ON A PAGE

Inserting galleries in a page is very simple. Use Visual Composer and „Styled Gallery“ shortcode as described in details in chapter
„Shortcodes – Styled Gallery“

SLIDESHOWS

Slideshows are useful for teasing some special informations, highlights, promotions and activities using nice and attractive key visuals just in the header part of your page. For example you can use the slideshow on your homepage to immediately catch your visitors attention and to guide them directly to the needed information / pages. In slideshows you can combine the visual message (using some attractive images) with text message (using some significant slogans) and link it with the pages you like.

TheGem is delivered with three different types of sliders

Gallery Title Font – Note: in TheGem there are two styles for gallery titles – Bold and Thin (depending on the chosen hover)

Gallery Description Font

SLIDER REVOLUTION

Premium and most popular slider for wordpress created by Themepunch. You can find the documentation on how to set up and use this slider https://www.themepunch.com/revslider-doc/slider-revolution-documentation/

After creating a slider / slideshow with Slider Revolution, you have two options on how to publish / insert it in your page.

Option 1: Publish using Page Options

To insert a slider to the top of your page, use „Page Slideshow“ setting in page options:

Gallery Title Font – Note: in TheGem there are two styles for gallery titles – Bold and Thin (depending on the chosen hover)

Gallery Description Font

First select „Revolution Slider“ in „Slideshow Type“ selectbox. After that you can choose thedesired slider from „Select Revolution Slider“ selectbox.

Option 2: Publish using shortcode

Another way ist to use „Revolution Slider“ shortcode with Visual Composer. In this way you can insert your slider on any position in content of your page.

LAYERSLIDER

LayerSlider is a premium wordpress slider plugin, created by Kreatura Media. You can find the documentation on how to set up and use this slider in the LayerSlider WP admin area. Note, that this documentation is context-based, so help topics change depending on the layeslider admin page you have selected. You can access diffenrent help topics with the “Help” menu item on the top right corner of the page.

After creating a slider / slideshow with Slider Revolution, you have two options on how to publish / insert it in your page.

Option 1: Publish using Page Options

To insert a slider to the top of your page, use „Page Slideshow“ setting in page options:

First select „Layer Slider“ in „Slideshow Type“ selectbox. After that you can choose the desiredslider from „Select Layer Slider“ selectbox.

Option 2: Publish using shortcode

Another way ist to use „Layer Slider“ shortcode with Visual Composer. In this way you can insert your slider on any position in content of your page.

NIVOSLIDER

The advantage of using such premium sliders like Slider Revolution & LayerSlider is a power of visual effects it brings in your slideshow. However it is a more complicated in understanding, setting up and managing as more simple Nivoslider. If you need to make a nice slideshow in just five simple
steps, you can use this slider.

Nivoslider is a built-in slider plugin of TheGem. It consists of two major elements:

Slides

Slideshows

STEP 1: CREATING NEW SLIDESHOW

You can create new slideshow by going in Slideshows ➜ Slideshow on the leftside wordpress menu. After that you are already on the page of creating the new slideshow. On the right side in thetable you see the list of all existing slideshows – you can edit their properties by clicking on the title of the

corresponding slideshow. By editing the slideshow you have following fields:

Name

enter here the name of your slideshow. This name will be used in the list of available slideshows in slides and in page options (see above)

Slug

slug is a userfriendly version of the name.

Description

just a brief description of your set, usually it is not needed

After clicking on “Add New Slideshow” your new slideshow will be saved.

STEP 2. ADDING NEW SLIDE

You can create new slide using leftside wordpress menu or the button above the list of existingslides.

By creating a new slide you should fill following content fields:

Title

This is the title of the slide, which could be shown on the slide in slideshow

Excerpt

This is a description text, which could be shown on the slide under the title in slideshow

Slide Settings: Slide Link

Here you can link your slide with some internal or external page / url

Slide Settings: Slide text position

Here you define, whether the text (title and excerpt) should be shown on your slide and if yes – in which position:

  • None: no text will be displayed on the slide
  • Left: Text will be displayed on the leftside of the slide image
  • Right: Text will be displayed on the rightside of the slide image

Featured Image

Here you select the image for your slide via Media Library

STEP 3. ASSIGNING SLIDE TO SLIDESHOW

Here you select the slideshow, where this slides belong. You can assign multiple slideshows to the slide, so it will be shown in different slideshows. Of course you can create a new slideshow just from here by simply clicking on “Add new slideshow”

STEP 4. DEFINING THE SORT ORDER

It is possible to define the sort order of the slide in a slideshow by entering the order number in the field “Sort Order” in the right panel Notice: if your slide belongs to multiple slideshows, in all of them it will be on the same order position as entered in this field.

STEP 5: PUBLISHING SLIDESHOW ON A PAGE

You can insert a slideshow on the page using the page options under “Page Slideshow” panel.

Slideshow Type: select Nivoslider as the slider type you would like to insert on your page

Select Slideshow: after that select the slideshow you have created previously.

DEFINING NIVOSLIDER SETTINGS

You can define different parameters like change effect, visibility time etc. for you slideshow using the theme option panel of TheGem (Admin Panel). To open the admin panel go to Appearance ➜ Theme Options. Here you should select “NivoSlider Options” to get the slideshow settings. You
can define following parameters:

Effect

choose an effect you would like to use for sliding / image changes

Slices

choose number of slices for slices effects

Box Cols & Box Rows

choose number of columns and rows for box effects

Animation Speed ( x 100 milliseconds )

animation speed for slide effects

Pause Time ( x 1000 milliseconds )

for how long one slide will be shown before chaning to another
Direction Navigation

arrows will be used as navigation symbols

Control Navigation

small radio buttons in slide footer will be shown as navigation symbols

CUSTOMIZING NIVOSLIDER STYLES

You can easily customize your slideshow styles using the theme option panel of TheGem (AdminPanel). To open the admin panel go to Appearance ➜ Theme Options.

You can customize the fonts which are used to display the title text and excerpt/description text on the slide images in your slideshow . To do this go to “Fonts” and use following panels:

NivoSlider Title Font

NivoSlider Description Font

CUSTOMIZING COLORS

In order to customize slideshow text colors use settings in style.css of TheGem (to find here: wp-content\themes\TheGem\style.css)

Search for following strings which define the colors for title and description on a slide:

.slideshow .nivocaption .title {
backgroundcolor: #000;
backgroundcolor: rgba(0, 18, 28, 0.77);
color: #f1f5f8;
}
.slideshow .nivocaption .description {
backgroundcolor: #fff;
backgroundcolor: rgba(241, 245, 248, 0.77);
color: #0b1217;
}

CLIENTS, TEAMS, TESTIMONIALS

CLIENTS

“Clients” are useful to show your “Hall Of Fame”: Clients/customers, for whom you have made projects, provided services etc. The usual way to do this is to show an overview of your customers logos/identities.

However you can alos use any images to depict your customers – logos, icons, photos etc.

Like Quickfinders, Clients consist of two major parts:

Clients

Sets

ADDING NEW CLIENT

“Clients” are useful to show your “Hall Of Fame”: Clients/customers, for whom you have made projects, provided services etc. The usual way to do this is to show an overview of your customers logos/identities.

However you can alos use any images to depict your customers – logos, icons, photos etc.

Like Quickfinders, Clients consist of two major parts:

Clients

Sets

ou can create new client using leftside wordpress menu or the button above the list of existing clients. By creating a new client item you should fill following content fields:

Title

This is the name of your customer

Client Image

Here you can upload an image, depicting your customer (logo or photo)

Client Settings

Here you can enter the URL of the page, which should be associated with this Client

Clients Sets

Here you can assign the given client to some existing or new client set (see below). In order to define, to which set this client item belongs, you should select the corresponding sets in the panel “Sets” to the right. You can make a multiple choice if your client item suits to multiple different sets. Of course you can create a new client set from here by clicking on “Add new set“.

Sort Order

It is possible to define the sort order of the client item in one set by entering the order number in the field “Sort Order” in the right panel. Notice: if your client item belongs to multiple quickfinder sets, in all of them it will be on the same order position as entered in this field.

PUBLISHING CLIENTS ON A PAGE

Inserting clients in a page is very simple. Use Visual Composer and „Clients“ shortcodes as described in details in chapter „Shortcodes – Clients“

TEAM

ADDING NEW TEAM PERSON

To add new person to your teams, go to Team ➜ Add New Person in the leftside wordpress menu. You will get a page for adding the new person. Here you can define:

Title
it is a person’s title, which is used intern only for wordpress admin, for example in persons list

Text Editor

here you can enter some brief description or some quoted text concerning your person. This text will be displayed in one of team styles

In Person Settings you define the visible public settings, which will be displayed in person’s information on the website:

  • Name: Person’s name
  • Position: Position of person in your team / company
  • Phone: telephone number for direct contact
  • Email: email address for direct contact. If you don’t want to display the email directly onyour webpage, you can hide it by choosing “Hide Email option – in this case instead of emailaddress the link to contact will be displayed
  • Link: here you can link your team person
  • Social Profiles: here you can enter links to person’s social profiles
Assigning to Team

In panel Teams to the right you can select, to which teams in your company this person belongs. You can create new teams by going to “Team ➜ Sets” or directly here by clicking on “Add New Set”. You can make multiple selection if this person works in multiple teams

Featured Image is a picture of your contact person, which will be shown on the website while displaying teams. Click on “Set featured image” to select your person’s image from the media library or from your local hdd.

ADDING NEW TEAM

To add new team use Team ➜ Teams in the leftside wordpress menu. Sets are teams. Here you candefine following data:

Name

team’s name. Is used for team’s widget, where you can select teams to be displayed

Slug

slug is used in team shortcode, so be sure to fill this field properly with URL-friendly version of the
team’s name

Description

brief description of the team, is used only intern
After you are finished with filling the team’s data click on “Add New Set” and you are done – your new team will appear in the list of available teams in the right table.

PUBLISHING TEAM ON A PAGE

Inserting teams in a page is very simple. Use Visual Composer and „Teams“ shortcodes as
described in details in chapter
„Shortcodes – Teams“

TEAM WIDGET

You can also publish / display your team in a page sidebar or blog post sidebar on your website.

To activate the team widget go to “Page Sidebar” panel in page options below, choose the Team widget from the list of “Available Widgets” and rag it to the right panel “Page Sidebar”. Then open this widget “Team” by clicking on its title. Now you can fill your widget with general title -it is title of your widget, for instance “Key Accounts”. Under the general title you can select the team sets which you would like to show in your team widget. You can select multiple teams to be displayed.

When you are finished with setting up your widget, please DON’T FORGET to click on “Save” button at the widget’s bottom in order to save your content. Only after saving you widget you can publish your article.

TESTIMONIALS

To add new testimonial, go to Testimonials ➜ Add New Testimonial in the leftside wordpress menu. You will get a page for adding the new testimonial. Here you can define:

Title

it is a testimonial’s title, which is used intern only for wordpress admin, for example in testimonial lists

Text Editor

here you can enter the quoted text or brief description concerning your testimonial. It will be displayed in your testimonial on page

In Testimonial Settings you define the visible public settings, which will be displayed in
testimonial’s information on the website:

  • Name: Name of the person, who has written this testimonial
  • Position: Position of this person in your customer’s company
  • Company: Company’s name of your customer
  • Link to Company: URL of your customer’s website
Testimonial Sets

In panel “Testimonial Sets” to the right you can select, to which testimonial sets this testimonial belongs. You can create new sets by going to Testimonials ➜ Sets or directly here by clicking on “Add New Set”. You can make multiple selection if this testimonial should be assigned to multiple sets.

“Featured Image” is a picture of your testimonial’s contact person, which will be shown on the
website while displaying teams.

ADDING NEW TESTIMONIAL SET

Testimonial sets are are useful to group a number of topical related testimonials in one set in order to show it on the certain website page. For example if you are editing a page with some industry specific product / service description, it would be beneficial to show a set of testimonials from this industry.

To add new testimonial set use Testimonials ➜ Sets in the leftside wordpress menu. Here you can
define following data:

Name

set’s name. Is used for testimonial widget, where you can select testimonial sets to be displayed

Slug

slug is a URL-friendly version of the sets’s name

Description

brief description of the set, is used only intern After you are finished with filling the set’s data click on “Add New Set” and you are done – your new testimonial set will apper in the list of available sets in the right table.

PUBLISHING TESTIMONIALS ON A PAGE

Inserting testimonials in a page is very simple. Use Visual Composer and „Testimonials“
shortcodes as described in details in chapter „Shortcodes –Testimonials“

TESTIMONIAL WIDGET

Just like your team members, you can show testimonials of your customers in the page sidebar. Just select one or multiple testimonial sets by clicking on checkboxes. If you have several testimonials in the set, they will be shown on the page with a fading in / fading out effects. In TheGem there are two different styles of displaying testimonials in sidebar; you can choose between them in selectbox “Style”. When you are finished with setting up your widget, please DON’T FORGET to click on “Save” button at the widget’s bottom in order to save your content. Only after saving you widget you can publish your article.

BLOG & NEWS

ADDING NEW BLOG POST

Just like in any wordpress installation you can create new blog post by choosing “Posts” and then “Add New” in leftside wordpress menu. A page for adding new blog post will open. Here you have:

Title

Title of your blog post

Text Editor

Content of your blog post. Here you can use all of the TheGem shortcodes by using Visual Composer

Blog Item Settings

  • Featured Image: here you can choose if you wish to show your featured content in your post or not
For Video Post:

this is a set of settings for video blog post. They will be applied, if you choose „Video“ in format settings to the right

  • Video Type: select the source of your video – self-hosted html5 video,
    youtube or vimeo video
  • Link to video or video ID: here you can enter the URL to the HTML5
    video or use Video ID of corresponding youtube or vimeo video
  • Video Background Aspect Ratio: here you can define the aspect ration
    for this video
For Quote Post:

this is a set of settings for video blog post. They will be applied, if you choose„Video“ in format settings to the right

  • Quote Text: you can use rich content (HTML formatting, TheGem shortcodes) to create the quote in WYSIWYG editor
  • Quote Author: type the author’s name here
  • Background Color: define background color for this quote
  • Author & Link Color: choose the font color for displaying author’s name and link here
For Audio Post:

this is a set of settings for audio blog post. They will be applied, if you choose
„Audio“ in format settings to the right

  • Audio: here you can select an audio track for your audio post
For Gallery Post:

this is a set of settings for gallery blog post. They will be applied, if you
choose „Gallery“ in format settings to the right

  • Gallery: select the gallery which you wish to display (choose from the galleries you have created under „Galleries“ – see description above)
Page Title

Here you can set multiple options for your blog post title including excerpt. It works in the same way, as in pages (see chapter „Pages -> Custom / Fancy Page Title“)

Page Header

Various settings post header. Pls refer to – “Pages -> Transparent Page Header” for details.

Page Sidebar & Page Widgets

Settings for enabling sidebar in your post. For details pls refer to  – „Pages -> Enabling Sidebar“as well as „SIDEBARS & WIDGETS“

Categories

Here you can define, to which post categories belongs your post. You can add new blog categories in PostsCategories or directly here in Categories panel by clicking on “Add New Category”

Tags

In this panel you can tag your post. This feature is useful for “Tag Cloud” widget and for blog search

Featured Image

If you want to equip your blog post with some title image, which will appear in the list of blog posts and on the top of your blog post, use “Set featured image” to select an image from media library or to upload it from your hdd

Sticky post

In addition you can set if your blog post should be highlighted / emphasized in blog list by checking the option “Stick this post to the front page”.

After you are finished click on “Publish” to publish your blog post

PUBLISHING BLOG LIST ON A PAGE

Inserting blog lists in a page is very simple. Use Visual Composer and „News & Blog“ shortcodes as described in details in chapter „Shortcodes – News & Blog“

GENERAL BLOG SETTINGS

In order to customize some of blog settings use Theme Options of TheGem. Go to Appearance ➜Theme Options and you will get our Admin Panel. Here select “Blog & News” to get the blog options:

Show author

Here you define whether to show the author’s info in your blog posts or not

Excerpt length

Number of symbols to be shown in blog excerpt on the list page

ADDING NEWS

News are very similar to standard blog posts. The main purpose of this custom posttype is to separate company’s news from company’s blog in a clear user-friendly way. Of course you can always create a special blog category like „News“ and make it as your news list, but why to mess news with blogs? The better way would be to use „news“ posttype.

You can create new “News” post by choosing “News” and then “Add New News” in leftside wordpress menu. A page for adding new “news” post will open.

Here you can define all the same settings as described in section „Pages“  .
In addition to usual page settings you have here following settings:

News Sets

Here you can define, to which news sets belongs your news post. You can add new sets in News ➜ News Sets or directly here in News Sets panel by clicking on “Add New News Set”

Featured Image

If you want to equip your news post with some title image, which will appear in the news list, use “Set featured image” to select an image from media library or to upload it from your hdd

After you are finished click on “Publish” to publish your news post

PUBLISHING NEWS LIST ON A PAGE

Inserting news lists in a page is very simple. Use Visual Composer and „News & Blog“ shortcodes as described in details in chapter „Shortcodes – News & Blog“

EXTRAS

WPML

If you need to make your website multilingual, WPML could be the best solution to do it. WPML is the set of plugins, allowing you to easily translate your website in other languages. TheGem was carefully tested and is fully compatible with WPML. In order to use WPML you need to purchase the
license for this plugin here http://wpml.org/purchase/
On the WPML.org website you can find very detailed documentation about using this plugin, check this link http://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/. After purchasing WPML you will get free support from WPML team, you can use their support forum here http://wpml.org/forums/forum/english-support/.

Below you will find some specific aspects of using WPML with TheGem.

FIRST STEPS / SETTING UP WMPL

1. Install and activate following core WPML Plugins:

  • WPML Multilingual CMS
  • WPML String Translation
  • WPML Translation Management

2. Go to “WPML->Languages” and make initial WPML setup. Check WPML documentation for general description here http://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/ . For “Language URL format” we recommend to choose the first option “Different languages in directories”. In order to get this properly work, you will need to adjust your .htaccess file in your WP website root-directory on FTP as follows:

# BEGIN WP

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

# END WP

LANGUAGE SWITCHER

In order to enable language selector in the top menu, go to “WPML -> Languages”, section “Language switcher options” and make following selection:

USING THEGEM-STYLED COUNTRY FLAGS

TheGem is provided with the set of country flags, styled in flat style suitable for TheGem design. You can find all flags in folder PSD, “Flags”. You can use these flags to display them in languge selector.

To do this:

1. Go to “WMPL -> Languages”, here look for “Site Languages” and click on “Edit languages”. You will get this page:

Here you can upload TheGem flags using “Upload flag” option in column “Flag” As WPML resizes all flag images to its default size, you need to overwrite these automatic resize by copying your original PNG flags using FTP in folder “wp-content/uploads/flags” on your hosting

TRANSLATING

Go to “Pages” -> “All Pages”. You see columns for each active language, with a pencil icon (for ‘edit translation’) or a ‘+’ icon (for ‘add translation’) next to each page. Using these icons you can add a new language version of this page or edit the exiting one. The easiest way to start is to edit the original language page and here to check “duplicate” checkbox in “translate” box and then to click on “Duplicate”. In this way you create a copy of your page in other language version with all the content from original language, so you can easily translate it

You’ll probably be interested in the process of batch duplication of pages and posts. To use this feature, go to WPML->Translation Management, and from the Translation Dashboard, select the filter you want (Pages/Posts), and click ‘Display’. Select the pages or posts you want to translate or duplicate (you can select them all by clicking the checkbox besides the ‘Title’ header or footer):

Then, at the bottom of the page, choose languages for which you want to translate or duplicate, and ‘Submit Documents’:

In general, with WPML you can always choose between ‘translating’ or ‘duplicating’ content. If you do the former but want to import content from the original you can always use the buttons to ‘copy content from the original’ in their edit page; if you do the latter, you can always choose later ‘Translate independently’ so that you can save your edits. Try both procedures to see which one you find better for your workflow.

QUICKFINDERS, PORTFOLIOS, TESTIMONIALS, TEAMS ETC

TheGem comes with a rich set of custom post types such as portfolios, quickfinders, testimonials etc. and custom taxonomies. In order to get a similar interface & workflow for translation/duplication as for posts and pages (see description above), you need to go to WPML->Translation Management, and select the tab ‘Multilingual Content Setup’. At the bottom of the page you’ll see:

You need to select ‘translate’ for the custom post types you want to make translatable.

TRANSLATING MENUS

WPML can synchronize menus. This means that if some entries, for example some pages, posts or categories, are in the English menu, WPML can generate and keep in synch menus for other languages pointing to the translated versions of these pages, posts or categories. NOTE: before synchronising menus be sure you have translated all of the pages you would like to appear in the new language version. Only translated pages will be synchronised! Go to Appearance->Menus and look at “Synchronize menu” link on the top.

By clicking on it you will get following screen:

By clicking on the Sync button at the bottom of the page (with its informative legends by its side) you’ll be presented with a set of menu items that can be translated; select them all, and go ahead to apply the changes. After the synching operation you can individually edit the menus in each language from WordPress “Appearance->Menus”.

THEME SPECIFIC STRINGS

After translating your website content you would be probably interested in translating some theme specific phrases or words like “Next” button in testimonial or “Follow Us” title in “Follow & Contact Us” area. To do this, proceed as follows:
Go to “WPML -> Theme and plugins localization”
In the first section “Select how to localize the theme” choose “Translate by WPML.” and then “Save” In section “Select how to get translations for WordPress core” select “I will download translations for WordPress and save .mo files in wp-includes/languages”, then “Save”

At the bottom of section “Strings in the theme” you will find a checkbox “Load translations if found in the .mo files. (it will not override existing translations)” – activate and and hit the button “Scan the theme for strings”

WOOCOMMERCE

TheGem is fully compatible with WooCommerce and includes templates integration. To get started with creating your online shop, you need to install the free WooCommerce Plugin here http://www.woothemes.com/woocommerce/. This documenation on using WooCommerce covers only the theme specific points you need to get started. To get full documentation on using WooCommerce use following links:

WooCommerce Documentation

WooComerce Community Forums

WooComerce Built-In Shortcodes

FIRST STEPS / SETTING UP WOOCOMMERCE

1. Install and activate following plugin:

WooCommerce

2. While installing WooCommerce click the “Install WooCommerce Pages” button in the purple bar to install all the default pages. WooCommerce automatically creates the necessary pages. If you need to reassign the pages to different WooCommerce page designations, you can do so in the WooCommerce settings page.

3. Go to “WooCommerce->Settings” and make initial WooCommerce setup. Check WooCommerce documentation for general description here http://docs.woothemes.com/documentation/plugins/woocommerce/woocommerce-user- guide/getting-started/.

ADDING PRODUCTS

Follow the steps described in WooCommerce Documentation

  • Click on “Products – Add Product” in WP Menu. Enter a name for your
    product at the top of the page.
  • Enter the product description text into the post content field, this will be all theproduct information.
  • The “Product Data” box is where you enter all the product details (price, SKU, shipping, and more).
  • The “Product Short Description” box which will be the short intro copy that shows next to your main images.
  • Set your main “Featured Image” in the right sidebar Featured Image box.This has to be done for every product.
  • To use a gallery of images, insert more images in the “Product Gallery” box.
  • When all your data is entered, click “Publish” and the item will now show onyour main shop page.

ONE-PAGE WEBSITE

In TheGem you have an option to create one-page website. It is a sort of sites like this one: http://codex-themes.com/thegem/app-one-pager/ If you click on main menu items above, you will be slightly scrolled down to the needed section.

The process of making one-page site is very simple and consist of two steps:

STEP 1

Create your page as described above in section „BUILDING PAGES“ 

While creating your page, choose sections you would like to be your main page sections and should be linked via main menu. Use „Row“ element of Visual Composer, click on „Edit row settings“ and use „Row ID“ field to insert an „anchor“ / unique block identifier for this section, like in this way:

STEP 2

While editing your page, go to “Additional Options” in page settings and activate checkbox “Page as One-Pager”

STEP 3

After you are done with building your page, save your changes and go to Appearance -> Menus. Here make your main menu using “Links” type of menu items. Pls note, that as “URL” you should type in the appropriate “Row ID” you have used in Rows settings in Step 1 previously.After you are done with building your page, save your changes and go to Appearance -> Menus. Here make your main menu using “Links” type of menu items. Pls note, that as “URL” you should type in the appropriate “Row ID” you have used in Rows settings in Step 1 previously.

vertical slider

Creating fullwidth scrolling page:
Examples:
http://codex-themes.com/thegem/splash-fullscreen-vertical-slider-1/
http://codex-themes.com/thegem/splash-fullscreen-vertical-slider-2/

1. While editing your page, go to “Additional Options” in page settings and activate checkbox “Page as fullscreen vertical slider”

2. To create one fullscreen slide, add one row in Visual Composer and in row settings add “scroller-block” class

Proceed with p.2 for all other slides you wish to create.

That’s all

MEGA MENUS

TheGem comes with built-in mega menu in two different styles. With this feature you can create stunning & impressive flyout menus with grouped structures for better usability.

STEP 1

Go to Appearance -> Menus. Create your menus as described in section „Menu / Navigation“ –

NOTE: In order to make mega menus, your menu structure must contain min. 3 levels, where your:

1. first level represents your main menu item

2. second level would be a title of the grouped submenu items

3. third level would coontain the actual submenu items

STEP 2

Now open your first level menu item. Here you can make general settings for your mega menu. You will see following options:

Enable Mega Menu

With this option you enable the mega menu for this menu item.

Mega Menu Style

Here you can choose between two styles of mega menu appearance

Mega Menu Masonry Style

By default mega menus in TheGem have justified grid. With this option you can enable masonry grid

Number of columns

Here you can define the number of columns to be displayed in your mega menu

Background image

If you wish to use a background image in your mega menu, here you can define this image.

Position

Here you set the position of the background image you have chosen previously

Padding

In these field you can set paddings for your mega menu

STEP 3

Now open your second level menu item.

Icon

If you wish to set an icon for your submenu title, you can make it here by selecting the icon code and pasting it in this field.

Column width

Define the width of your first column in mega menu layout

Don’t link

If you don’t want to make your submenu title clickable, here you can deactivate it

Don’t show

In case you don’t want to display the submenu title, here you can hide it

This item should start a new row

If enabled, this option moves this submenu title to the new row in your mega menu layout

STEP 4

The last step – go to the third level menu item.

Icon

If you wish to set an icon for your menu item, you can make it here by selecting the icon code and pasting it in this field

Label

This option enables you to add some highlighted markers/labels like “NEW”, “HOT” etc. to your menu item.

That’s all. Now make the same with the rest of your menu items and save your mega menu.

MOBILE MENUS

Follow the steps described in WooCommerce Documentation

  • Click on “Products – Add Product” in WP Menu. Enter a name for your
    product at the top of the page.
  • Enter the product description text into the post content field, this will be all theproduct information.
  • The “Product Data” box is where you enter all the product details (price, SKU, shipping, and more).
  • The “Product Short Description” box which will be the short intro copy that shows next to your main images.
  • Set your main “Featured Image” in the right sidebar Featured Image box.This has to be done for every product.
  • To use a gallery of images, insert more images in the “Product Gallery” box.
  • When all your data is entered, click “Publish” and the item will now show onyour main shop page.

TheGem transforms your menus to responsive style automatically, so you don’t need to make some special settings at this point. The only thing you might know is, that in responsive menu all menu items, which have submenu items, are not clickable by default. So if you click on such menu item, it will open the submenu without loading the actual page.

If you don’t need this behaviour for some of your menu items (i.e. you wish to make them clickable), use this option in your menu item (in “Appearance -> Menus”):

Make clickable on mobile

If enabled, after you click on this menu item on mobile device, you will see an additional option “Show this page” in mobile menu. In this way your website visitor can decide, whether he would like to see this page or to go further to submenu items.

Adding your own icons

TheGem comes with three powerful icon packs (material design icons, font awesome and elegant icons), resulting in more than 2.500 icons in total. However, you have always an option to add additional icon pack – your own. To do this, you need to use the child theme „TheGem_child_user_icons“, included in theme. Proceed as follows:

  • Step 1: Install child theme

Install and activate „TheGem_child_user_icons“ child theme, included in theme’s main package.
For installation instruction please refer to chapter „Installation“

  • Step 2: Create your own icon pack.

You can use any online service, allowing to create icon fonts, for example https://icomoon.io/app/#/select

1. Create your own icon package. For details on how to do this pls refer to icomoon’s documentation here https://icomoon.io/#docs

2. After you are done with preparing your icon package, click on „Generate Font“

Optionally you can reset the numeration of the icons in your package to make it serially numbered

3. IMPORTANT: In the settings of the icon package you need to definee the Font Name as „UserPack

4. After that, click on „Download“ to download the zip archive with your icon fonts „UserPack“. Unzip after downloading in a separate folder to get corresponding woff, svg, ttf, oet font files

5. Upload the unzipped woff, svg, ttf, oet files via FTP to the child theme’s folder „fonts/UserPack“ You will find this folder in the child theme „TheGem_child_user_icons“, which you have installed and activated in Step 1.

After you are done, you will get an additional icon pack „UserPack“ in the select box for selecting icon packs:

That’s all