Elevation PRO WordPress Theme Documentation


Thank you for purchasing Elevation PRO WordPress Theme. This documentation consists of several parts and shows you the entire process of setting up and customizing a WordPress theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please refer to the Support section. Thanks so much!


WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It enables you to build Websites and powerful on-line applications and requires almost no technical skills or knowledge to manage. Many aspects, including its ease of use and extensibility, have made WordPress the most popular Web site software available.

Creating a website with WordPress is significantly much easier than coding it by yourself. if you are a beginner, even working with WordPress may be difficult to you. That's why, in this section we will provide some useful links and also will explain how to get oriented in the documentation and what pattern to follow when building your website with our theme. Please note that this documentation covers all the main settings for the theme, but it doesn't cover instructions about working with WordPress, as this is a very extensive topic. If you are new to WordPress, we would recommend to first get familiar with the WordPress system, so you can have at least basic knowledge about how it works and then proceed with setting the theme.



Table of Contents

  1. Theme Installation
  2. Homepage Setup
  3. Header
    1. Contact info & social media
    2. Site name / logo
    3. Setting the menu
  4. Homepage Slider
  5. Inner Page Banner
  6. Homepage Section
    1. Services
    2. How It Works
    3. Many Theme Options
    4. Theme Features
    5. Our Creative Works
    6. Latest News
    7. Our Team
    8. What Others Say
    9. Supported Plugins
    10. Ask a question
    11. Our Skills
    12. Data Counter
    13. Our Shop
    14. Partners
  7. Footer
  8. Footer Menu
  9. Photo Gallery
  10. Contact Form
  11. Page Templates & Sidebars
  12. Widgets
  13. Shortcodes
  14. Multilingual
  15. Support

Free Version

  1. Homepage Setup
  2. Header Section
  3. Slider Section
  4. Services Section
  5. How It Works Section
  6. Theme Options Section
  7. Footer

1. Theme Installation


a. Through WordPress Dashboard


  1. Go to the menu Appearance > Themes and click on Add New button.
  2. Click on Upload Theme button.
  3. Click on Browse button and navigate to the unzipped theme package on your computer.
  4. Look for a file called elevation-pro.zip Click on it to select, then click OK.
  5. Click on Install Now button and wait until the installation is complete.
  6. Click on Activate link to activate the theme on your WordPress site.
  7. Go to Appearance >> Theme Options >> Restore Default.
Note: Some servers have limited folder access settings applied and wouldn't allow uploading the theme trough the admin - in these case you have to upload the theme via FTP.

b. Manual Installation using FTP client


If you know the FTP login details of the server where your site is hosted and you have a FTP client installed (such as FileZilla), you might consider using this way of uploading your theme.

  1. Unzip the elevation-pro.zip file
  2. Using an FTP client to access your host web server. Go to /wp-content/themes
  3. Upload theme to /wp-content/themes/
  4. Go to Appearance -> Themes and activate theme from Dashboard.
First you have to unzip the download file, find the zip file called elevation-pro.zip, unzip it and upload the folder to the main WordPress installation folder » wp-content » themes. Please note that if you prefer this way of installation, you have to make sure that the main files of the theme are contained just within one folder of the themes folder.

You can activate the theme after it is uploaded on the server. In order to activate this theme you have to go to the admin panel » Appearance » Themes. In this section you should see the theme with a title Elevation PRO. Just click on the Activate button and your theme should get activated.




2. Homepage Setup


After activating the Elevation PRO theme, please setup homepage using following



3. The header


The header consists of three main elements:



a. Contact info & social media


To customize the top header bar of contact information social media links
Go to Appearance » Theme Options » Header Top Info



b. Changing the site name / logo


If you don't have your logo image then you can use site name and tagline. To change site name and tagline
Go to Settings » General » Site Title

OR if you want to uplaod logo for your website go to Appearance » Theme Options » Basic Settings » Logo
You can also increase logo image height as per your requirement.



c. Setting the menu


  1. First of all create pages from Pages >> Add new page
  2. Go to Appearance >> Menu
  3. Click on Create a new menu link
  4. Give a name to your menu in Menu name and click save menu button
  5. Once you have create menu. You need to add pages by selecting with checkboxes. After adding menu list you can arrange it by drag and drop.
  6. Select menu theme locations Primary Menu from Menu Settings
  7. Click Save Menu after adding required pages, categories in the menu


4. Homepage Slider


In order to add slides to homepage slider: Go to Appearance » Theme Options » Homepage Slider
For each slide there are different options that you can apply.

If you don't want to use this default image slider, you can use any image slider WordPress plugin



5. Inner Page Banner


To change inner page banner image: Go to Appearance » Theme Options » Homepage Slider » Inner Page Banner

To set different banner image for each individual page



6. Homepage Section


a. Services

To manage this section



b. How It Works

To manage this section go to Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Section 1

Shortcode/Content:
[column_content type="one_half"]<img src="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/elevation-pro/images/about-fulthumnb.jpg" />[/column_content]

[column_content type="one_half_last"]
<h2 class="section_inner_title">How It Works</h2>Mauris vel elit enim. Integer gravida mauris non augue euismod, laoreet luctus libero hendrerit. Vivamus viverra nulla id purus porta rhoncus. 
[homeservises title="Login" description="Mauris vel elit Integer gravidaa mauris non augue euismod" icon="fas fa-lock" url="#"][homeservises title="Data Analysis" description="Mauris vel elit Integer gravidaa mauris non augue euismod"  icon="fas fa-chart-pie" url="#" class="last"][homeservises title="Testing" description="Mauris vel elit Integer gravidaa mauris non augue euismod"  icon="fas fa-vials"  url="#"][homeservises title="Results" description="Mauris vel elit Integer gravidaa mauris non augue euismod"  icon="far fa-lightbulb"  url="#" class="last"][/column_content]


c. Many Theme Options

To manage this section go to Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Section 2

Shortcode/Content:
[subtitle color="#ffffff" size="15px" description="Mauris vel elit enim. Integer gravida mauris non augue euismod, laoreet luctus libero hendrerit. Vivamus viverra nulla id purus porta rhoncus. Morbi viverra malesuada luctus."]			
<img src="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/elevation-pro/images/featured-thumb.png" />


d. Theme Features

To manage this section go to Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Section 3

Shortcode/Content:
[column_content type="one_fourth"]<i class="fas fa-pencil-alt"></i>
<h4>Unique & Clean</h4>Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusa doloremque laudantore veritatis.
[/column_content]

[column_content type="one_fourth"]<i class="fas fa-mobile-alt"></i>
<h4>Responsive</h4>Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusa doloremque laudantore veritatis.
[/column_content]

[column_content type="one_fourth"]<i class="fas fa-font"></i>
<h4>Google Fonts</h4>Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusa doloremque laudantore veritatis.
[/column_content]

[column_content type="one_fourth_last"]<i class="far fa-lightbulb"></i>
<h4>Great Usability</h4>Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusa doloremque laudantore veritatis.
[/column_content]

[column_content type="one_fourth"]<i class="fas fa-rocket"></i>
<h4>Flexible Layout</h4>Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusa doloremque laudantore veritatis.
[/column_content]

[column_content type="one_fourth"]<i class="far fa-heart"></i>
<h4>Trendy Design</h4>Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusa doloremque laudantore veritatis.
[/column_content]

[column_content type="one_fourth"]<i class="fas fa-cog"></i>
<h4>Easy to Customize</h4>Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusa doloremque laudantore veritatis.
[/column_content]

[column_content type="one_fourth_last"]<i class="fas fa-question"></i>
<h4>Free Support</h4>Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusa doloremque laudantore veritatis.	
[/column_content]

In order to change Font Awesome icons in this section:

  1. Find class="fas fa-pencil-alt" and replace "fas fa-pencil-alt" with your icon name
  2. Use icon only from Font Awesome
  3. Icon name should be in lowercase letter


e. Our Creative Works

Shortcode/Content:
[subtitle color="#999999" size="15px" description="Suspendisse vel velit nulla. Proin nec gravida purus. Curabitur effici elementum dolor dapibus, nec maximus augue iaculis. In tincunt eget diam Phasellus tincidunt in nisl eu iaculis. Etiam at porttitor lacus."]
			
[photogallery filter="true" show="12"]


f. Latest News

To display latest news

Shortcode for Latest News:
[latest-news showposts="3" comment="show" date="show" author="show"]


g. Our Team

Shortcode:
[our-team show="4"]


h. What Others Say

This section is used to display clients testimonials in your website

Shortcode:
[column_content type="one_half"]
<h2 class="section_inner_title">What Others Say</h2>
[subtitle color="#ffffff" size="15px" description="Vestibulum odio dui, posuere efermentum at euismod velleo. Nunc luctus, sapien non aliquam tincidunt, tortor nibh facilisis nunc, in rhoncus nulla augue eget lacus."]

Phasellus diam sem, sollicitudin in tincidunt id, varius at felis. Donec a velit eros. Maecenas bibendum commodo fermentum. Etiam ex leo, rutrum nec tempus non, finibus ullamcorper leo. Aenean vitae massa sem. Sed sagittis, libero eget placerat tempus, nunc eros pharetra nisl, nec consequat lacus tortor id neque. Duis quis ipsum urna. Ut consequat 
[/column_content]

[column_content type="one_half_last"][space height="60px"][testimonials][/column_content]


i. Supported Plugins

To manage this section go to Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Section 8

Shortcode/Content:
[plugin-support title="MailChimp" description="Etiamex eget lacus malesuada aliquet sit am libero." image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/elevation-pro/images/icon-plugin01.jpg" link="#" ][plugin-support title="Contact Form 7" description="Etiamex eget lacus malesuada aliquet sit am libero." image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/elevation-pro/images/icon-plugin02.jpg" link="#" ][plugin-support title="WPML" description="Etiamex eget lacus malesuada aliquet sit am libero." image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/elevation-pro/images/icon-plugin03.jpg" link="#" class="last" ][plugin-support title="WooCommerce" description="Etiamex eget lacus malesuada aliquet sit am libero." image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/elevation-pro/images/icon-plugin04.jpg" link="#" ][plugin-support title="WP Super Cache" description="Etiamex eget lacus malesuada aliquet sit am libero." image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/elevation-pro/images/icon-plugin05.jpg" link="#" ][plugin-support title="Disqus" description="Etiamex eget lacus malesuada aliquet sit am libero." image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/elevation-pro/images/icon-plugin06.jpg" link="#" class="last"]

To change the logo image



j. Ask a question

To manage this section go to Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Section 9

Shortcode:
[subtitle color="#ffffff" size="15px" description="Mauris vel elit enim. Integer gravida mauris non augue euismod, laoreet luctus libero hendrerit. Vivamus viverra nulla id purus porta rhoncus. Morbi viverra malesuada luctus."][button align="center" name="Ask us a question" link="#" target=""] 


k. Our Skills

To manage this section go to Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Section 10

Shortcode:
[column_content type="one_half"]<img src="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/elevation-pro/images/skills-thumb.jpg" />[/column_content][column_content type="one_half_last"]<h2 class="section_inner_title">Our Skills</h2>
[subtitle color="#444444" size="15px" align="left" description="roin nec gravida purus. Curabitur effici elementum dolor dapibus, nec maximus augue iaculis. In tincunt eget diam Phasellus tincidunt in nisl eu iaculis."][skill title="Adobe Photoshop" percent="90" bgcolor="#ff8a01"][skill title="WordPress" percent="60" bgcolor="#ff8a01"][skill title="Photography" percent="70" bgcolor="#ff8a01"][skill title="SEO" percent="50" bgcolor="#ff8a01"][/column_content]


l. Data Counter

To manage this section go to Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Section 11

Shortcode:
[counter icon="fas fa-rocket" value="300" title="Completed Projects"][counter icon="fas fa-magic" value="250" title="Awards Received"][counter icon="fas fa-users" value="600" title="Happy Clients"][counter icon="fas fa-coffee" value="1000" title="Coffee Consumed"]

In order to change Font Awesome icons in this section:

  1. Find class="fas fa-rocket" and replace "fas fa-rocket" with your icon name
  2. Use icon only from Font Awesome
  3. Icon name should be in lowercase letter


m. Our Shop

This section is used to display latest WooCommerce products in your website

To display display WooCommerce products

Go to Appearance » Theme Options » Sections » Section 12

Shortcode/Content:
[recent_products per_page="4" columns="4"]


n. Partners

To add partners logo image in this secton

Shortcode:
[subtitle color="#606060" size="15px" description="Suspendisse vel velit nulla. Proin nec gravida purus. Curabitur effici elementum dolor dapibus, nec maximus augue iaculis. In tincunt eget diam Phasellus tincidunt in nisl eu iaculis. Etiam at porttitor lacus."]
			
[client_lists][client image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/elevation-pro/images/client-logo5.jpg" link="#"][client image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/elevation-pro/images/client-logo6.jpg" link="#"][client image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/elevation-pro/images/client-logo7.jpg" link="#"][client image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/elevation-pro/images/client-logo8.jpg" link="#"][client image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/elevation-pro/images/client-logo9.jpg" link="#"][client image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/elevation-pro/images/client-logo10.jpg" link="#"][client image="http://sitename.com/wp-content/themes/elevation-pro/images/client-logo6.jpg" link="#"][/client_lists]


7. Footer


The Footer section consists of four main elements:

To manage footer section go to the Appearance » Theme Options » Footer



8. Setting footer menu


  1. Go to Appearance >> Menu
  2. Click on Create a new menu link to create footer menu
  3. Give a name to your menu (Footer Menu / Support Menu) in Menu name and click save menu button
  4. Add pages by selecting with checkboxes.
  5. Select Display location Footer Menu from Menu Settings
  6. Click Save Menu after adding required pages, categories in the menu


9. Photo Gallery


To display Photo Gallery in any of your page



10. Contact Form


To display contact form in your website

Shortcode for Contact Form:
[contactform to_email="test@example.com" title="Contact Form"]


11. Page Templates & Sidebars


When you create a new page from the Pages » Add New section, the "Default Template" is assigned to the page by default. The default page template is a standard page template that can be with a sidebar or full-width layout and can contain custom content.



12. Widgets


The WordPress widgets are used to manage sidebars:



13. Shortcodes


To view all shortcodes go to Appearance » Theme Options » Short Codes:



14. Multilingual


This theme is ready for translation - it comes with a .po file that contains all the embedded into the theme strings.
It supports multiple languages. The qTranslate X WordPress plugin offers a way to maintain dynamic multilingual content on a WordPress site.

How to make your website translate ready?

To translate Homepage sections Title, Content, Button texts, Read more texts



15. Support

If you have any questions regarding our WordPress themes, you can contact us through our support forum or you can mail us at support@gracethemes.com Our support team is always ready to help you with any problems of customization or compatibility you may encounter.

Elevation Lite Free WordPress Theme Documentation


Thank you for using Elevation Lite Free WordPress Theme. This documentation consists of several parts and shows you the entire process of setting up and customizing a free WordPress theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please refer to the Support section. Thanks so much!


1. Homepage Setup

After activating the Elevation Lite theme, setup homepage using following

Go to Appearance -> Customize -> Select static front page



2. Header Section

To customize the header contact information and socal media settings
Go to Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Options Panel -> Header Contact Info / Header social icons





3. Slider Section

Go to Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Options Panel -> Slider Section



4. Services Section

Go to Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Options Panel -> Three Column Serices Section



4. How It Works Section

Go to Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Options Panel -> Homepage Three Boxes Section



5. Theme Options Section

Go to Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Options Panel -> Theme Options Page Section



5. Footer