CORTI Theme Documentation

Introduction

Thank you for purchasing our Theme, We are so happy that you choosed CORTI for your website. Please do not forget to rate the Theme and We'll be waiting for your Feedback. It would be nice to see your comments on our product, this documentation consists of several parts and shows you how to set up and administrate your WordPress site. We did our best to make this documentation as clear as possible. However, if you have any difficulties with the our theme or any suggestions on improving the theme or the documentation, feel free to contact us via our support link: support@it-rays.net.

What Is WordPress ?

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.


What is a WordPress Theme ?

A WordPress Theme is a skin for a website built with the WordPress CMS platform. In other words, you can easily change your WordPress Web site appearance by installing a new Theme in a few easy steps. With all its simplicity, a WordPress Theme is provided with all the necessary source files and you are free to edit or extend it the way you need


More Links to make it easy with WordPress:

CORTI Theme Requirements

CORTI WordPress Theme requires some basic settings to work properly with no issues, and this is somehow different from many other minimal wordpress themes as it includes tons of features and options to make it easy for you to make your website as you dream with.

So below what is required for CORTI to work:

  • WordPress Version 4.7.3 or Higher
  • PHP 5.6 or higher
  • MySQL 5.6 or higher
  • Recommended PHP Configuration Limits:
    • max_execution_time 180
    • memory_limit 128M
    • post_max_size 32M
    • upload_max_filesize 32M

CSS Files

I'm using 2 Customizable CSS styling files in this theme.

The style.css is for the main styling, also Many browser interpret the default behavior of html elements differently. By using a general reset CSS file, we can work round this. This file also contains some general styling, such as anchor tag colors, font-sizes, etc. Keep in mind, that these values might be overridden somewhere else in the file.

dark.css for the dark skins color.

The main style.css file contains all of the specific styling for the page. The file is separated into sections using:

/*==============================================================================
    CONTENTS:
    
    1. CSS RESET.
    2. HEADER STYLE:
        2.1. Top bar.
        2.2. Main menu.
        2.3. Top Search.
        2.4. Top Cart.
        2.5. Header Styles.
    3. THEME ELEMENTS.
    	3.1. Social Icons
    	3.2. Sliding Bar
    4. PAGE TITLES.
    5. PAGE SPECIFIC STYLES:
        5.1. widgets.
		5.3. Maintenance Mode.
		5.4. 404 Not Found.
		5.5. Blog.
		5.6. SiteMap.
		5.7. Search Results
    6. FOOTER.
    7. TYPOGRAPHY.
    8. BOXED MODE.
    9. RESPONSIVE STYLES.
============================================================================= */

Ex: If you would like to edit a specific section of the site, simply find the appropriate label in the CSS file, and then scroll down until you find the appropriate style that needs to be edited.

.top-bar {
	border-bottom: 1px #eee solid;
	background: #f4f4f4;
	text-transform: uppercase;
	font-size: 11px;
}

CSS Stylesheet files structure

this is the contents of css folder inside the theme folder.

File Name Description
assets/css/style.css This file contains all the necessary styling rules for the theme.
assets/css/dark.css This file contains all the necessary styling for the Dark theme.
assets/css/assets.css All Assets needed for Animations, Icon Fonts, etc... compressed in this file to save performance.
rtl.css RTL right to left support.

JS Files

This theme imports 4 Javascript files.

File Name Description
assets/js/assets.js This file contains all the jquery plugins included in the theme compressed to save performance.
assets/js/html5.js fix HTML5 Support on Browsers Less Than IE9.
assets/js/easyshare.js This file contains all functions responsible for Share Post Plugin.
assets/js/script.js Responsible For The Main Custom jQuery Function In The Whole Site.

CORTI Theme Support

CORTI comes with 6 months of included support and free lifetime updates for your theme. Once the 6 months of included support is up, you have the opportunity to extend support coverage up to 6 or 12 months further. If you choose to not extend your support, you will still be able to submit item comments and also still have access to our online documentation and theme updates.


CORTI Theme Installation

1) Download & Organize Files

After downloading the ZIP file UNIZP that file, after unzipping you see various structure of theme.
  • Theme/corti.zip (Root file to install wordpress theme)
  • Documentation (Directory which includes theme documentation file)
  • Licensing (File which include information about wordpress & theme under GPL liscense)
  • Resources (Directory which includes codecanyon plugins, xml demo content file, etc...)

2) Installing Theme


A - Installing your theme via Wordpress
  1. Login to your wordpress dashboard, go to WordPress Appearance -> Themes section.
  2. Click on Install Themes tab.
  3. Click on Choose File button, and select .zip theme file and click Install Now button.
Note : This method will only work if your server allows space greater than 5 MB. Usually hosting providers provides only 2 MB

B - Installing your theme via FTP
  1. Go to the downloaded package then select Theme/corti.zip and extract it.
  2. Copy extracted files in CORTI folder to /wp-content/themes/CORTI via FTP Clients
  3. For example theme should be in wp-content/themes/CORTI
  4. Follow the instruction below for activating the theme.

3) Activating Theme

  1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panels.
  2. Select the Appearance panel, then Themes.
  3. From the Available Themes section, click on the CORTI title (or CORTI screenshot) to activate.
  4. A preview of the Theme will be shown.
  5. To activate the Theme click the Activate CORTI link in the top right.

Plugins Installation

In order for the theme to work properly we require some extra plugins to be installed and activated via the top info message in the image below:

Demo Content Installation

A - Import Demo Content via One-Click-Install Method

This will import EVERYTHING like our main demo content (Sliders, Portfolio Grids) Automatically.

  1. Go to your wodpress admin panel
  2. Under Appearance tab click on CORTI, this will direct you to the theme options panel.
  3. Click on Extras, you will find an Import Demo Data button, click it (this will import posts, categories, menus, widgets, Sliders, Portfolio Grid and Theme Options.)


B - Import Demo Content via XML DUMP Manually

  1. Go to your wodpress admin panel
  2. Under the Tools tab select Import
  3. In the new page appeared select the last item "WordPress"
  4. Find the Resources folder inside the root folder of Downloaded Package File.
  5. Inside Resources folder open demo-data folder then choose content.xml

C - Import Plugins Data Individually

  1. To Import sliders, CORTI Portfolio Grids content, just go to these plugins in the left side of the Administration Panel and select import/export link in each plugin then import the corresponding content for each plugin from demo-data folder.

CORTI Theme Update

There are two ways to update CORTI theme, via wordpress dhashboard or via FTP.


A - Update CORTI Via WordPress Dashboard:

  1. An easy way to update CORTI theme is to download and install Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades and follow the steps that are also very easy to perform the theme and also plugins upgrade.

B - Update CORTI Via FTP:

Important Note : It is Very Important to make a backup of your theme folder and plugins folder. Also It’s very important to delete (not to replace) the old CORTI theme folder and CORTI Core plugin folders. They need deleted because if you only replace the folders, then the old files can be left on the server and the update may not work.

Let's Proceed in updating the theme:

  1. Download the theme as descibed above.
  2. Log into your server using FTP and go to wp-content > themes > then you will see CORTI folder.
  3. Backup the ‘CORTI’ theme folder by downloading it to your computer, then delete it. please note that any customizations to the theme's core files, such as PHP files will be lost unless you're using a child theme.
  4. Now we need the theme files you’ve just downloaded. If you’ve downloaded the installable WordPress file, then you only need to extract it, but If you’ve downloaded the Full Package you must extract it then open Theme > extract the CORTI.zip file to get to the CORTI folder.
  5. Now you can drag and drop the new CORTI theme folder into wp-content > themes folder location. Make sure the folder is named CORTI.

Plugins Update

There are two ways to update Plugins, via wordpress dhashboard or via FTP.


A - Update Plugins Via WordPress Dashboard:

  • As described above you can download and install Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades and follow the steps that are also very easy to perform the plugins upgrade.

  • B - Update CORTI Via FTP:

    Important Note : It is Very Important to make a backup of your plugins folder. Also It’s very important to delete (not to replace) the old plugin folders. They need deleted because if you only replace the folders, then the old files can be left on the server and the update may not work.

    Let's Proceed in updating the Plugins:

    1. Download the Full Package as descibed above.
    2. Log into your server using FTP and go to wp-content > plugins > then you will see plugins folders.
    3. Backup the plugin folder you need to update by downloading it to your computer, then delete it.
    4. Now we need the full package you’ve just downloaded. you need to extract it then open Resources Folder > wp-plugins > extract the plugin zip file to get to it's folder.
    5. Now you can drag and drop the new plugin folder into wp-content > plugins folder location. Make sure the folder is named with the plugin name(Ex: CORTI-core).

    Options Panel

    To Navigate to the theme options and begin customizing the look and feel or your website, you can:

    • Log in to the WordPress Administration Panels.
    • Select the Appearance panel, then CORTI and you will find this:

    Now Let's discuss each element in our powerfull theme options panel individually to make use of all theme features.

    Top Right Buttons

    Save Changes & Restore Defaults Buttons on the top right of the page.

    • Save Changes: After selecting your options from the theme options panel click this button to save the changes.
    • Restore Defaults: When you click this button, a message will appear to you, choose OK and hit the save changes button to reset the theme options to their default values or cancel this action by clicking on cancel button.

    General Settings

    Property Description
    Demo Importer
    • Install Demo Data: By clicking this button a new message will appear to confirm if you want to import the demo data which will install some demo pages, posts, menus etc...

      Note: To Enable this feature you must install CORTI Core Plugin first.

    General Settings
    • Choose layout: Choose the Wide or Boxed Layout of your site.
    • Site Width: if not responsive layout type here the main container width in (%), and this will apply the fixed layout.
    • Sidebar Width: the page sidebar width in (%).
    • Content Padding: Top and Bottom main content padding in px.
    • Tags Limit: Control the Number of tags that will be displayed in tags widgets.
    • Back To Top Button: Show the back to top button at the bottom of the page when scrolling down.
    • Image Placeholders: Show default image for posts that not having featured image.
    Page Loader & Animation
    • Page Animation Enable / disable Page Transitions.
    • animation In: choose how the page transition (IN) animation.
    • animation Out: choose how the page transition (Out) animation.
    • Animation In Duration: Select the page In animation duration in milliseconds.
    • Animation Out Duration: Select the page Out animation duration in milliseconds.
    • Pre-loader Style: Select a preloading style from 14 available ones ( Or Upload a custom loading image ) that appears before page completely loaded.
    Custom CSS & JS
    • Custom CSS: Add custom CSS code if you need to style any element individually in the frontend.
    • Custom javascript: Add custom Js code to your frontend.

    Styling Options

    Property Description
    Theme Color
    • Select the theme color that will be applied on all elements of your site. (Light & Dark theme colors)
    Choose Skin Color
    • Choose your custom skin color from the color picker..
    Layout Styling
    • Body Font color: Choose your new custom body font (text) color from the color picker.
    • Body Links color: Choose new custom color for all site links from the color picker.
    • Body Background color: Choose your new body custom background color from the color picker.
    • Background Image: Select an image to use for the body background image.
    • Background repeat: This option lets you choose if the background will repeat horizontally or vertically or both or no repeat at all.
    • Background Position: This option lets you choose if the background position inside the body.
    • Background Size: This option lets you choose if the background will fit the container width and height or not.
    • Fixed Background: if enabled the body background image will be fixed with page scroll down.
    • Use patterns ?: if enabled a Custom body pattern background image will be used.
    • Pattern Background Image: Select an image from the available 10 patterns to use for the body background image.

    Top Bar Settings

    Property Description
    Top Bar

    These settings let you Show / Hide top bar and also choose what to show on the left and right sides of the top bar on your site.

    • Show top bar: Show/Hide top bar above header.
    • Top bar left
      • Menu: Displays one of your menus on left side.
      • Text: Adds whatever text you want that will appear on left side.
      • Link: Adds Link with icon that will appear on left side.
      • Social Icons: Displays social icons with links to your social media pages on left side.
      • Search: Adds Search Box on left side.
      • WP Login: Displays a login / register links and welcome to guest on left side.
      • Shopping Cart: Adds shopping cart on left side.
      • Language Switcher (WPML): WPML language switcher menu enables user to choose his prefered language.
    • Top bar Right
      • Menu: Displays one of your menus on right side.
      • Text: Adds whatever text you want that will appear on right side.
      • Link: Adds Link with icon that will appear on right side.
      • Social Icons: Displays social icons with links to your social media pages on right side.
      • Search: Adds Search Box on right side.
      • WP Login: Displays a login / register links and welcome to guest on right side.
      • Shopping Cart: Adds shopping cart on right side.
      • Language Switcher (WPML): WPML language switcher menu enables user to choose his prefered language.
    Styling
    • Color: Choose your prefered top bar color.
    • Full Width: Make top bar in full width.
    • Bottom Border: Add bottom border for top bar..
    Responsive
    • Hide On Small Screens Hides the top bar only when the screen is larger than 768px and smaller than 1024px.

    Header Settings

    Property Description
    Header

    These settings let you choose the header options on your site.

    • Choose header layout: Choose header layout from the 5 available styles.
    • Fixed: Make the header with fixed position over the page content.
    • Fixed Header Position: Choose the fixed header position (Top / Bottom).
    • Header Padding: Top and Bottom Header content padding in px.
    • Show Search Box: Choose to show / hide the search box beside top menu.
    • Show Cart Box: Choose to show / hide the cart box beside top menu.
    Header Styling

    These settings let you choose the header styling on your site.

    • Icons Color: Choose header icons color from the color picker.
    • Background color: Choose your new custom background color from the color picker.
    • Background Image: Select an image from the uploader or insert an image url to use for the header background image.
    • Background Size: This option lets you choose if the background will fit the container width and height or not.
    • Background repeat: This option lets you choose if the background will repeat horizontally or vertically or both or no repeat at all.
    Sticky Header settings
    • Enable Sticky Header: Lets you choose Enable / Disable Sticky header.
    • Background color: Choose your new custom background color from the color picker.
    • Font Color: Choose custom links color from the color picker.
    • Show on Small Screens: Enable / Disable the sticky header on Small Screens.

    Menu

    Property Description
    Menu Options
    • Links Color: Choose the menu links color from the color picker.
    • Menu First Level Icons: Show / Hide main menu first level icons.
    • Show Submenu Icons: Show / Hide sub menu icons.
    • Show Menu Subtitles: Show / Hide menu Subtitles below the menu item link.
    • Sub Menu Color: Background color for the sub menu.
    Menu Locations
    • Add unlimited nav menu locations.
    Mobile Menu
    • Background Color: Choose the Mobile menu background color from the color picker.
    • Text Color: Choose the mobile menu links color from the color picker.

    Page Title

    Property Description
    General Settings
    • Position: Choose How the page titles will be Horizontally aligned (Left - Center - Right).
    • Custom Height: type the custom page title height in px.
    • Page Title icon: Select page title icon from the popup to be shown in the page title block.
    • Icon color: Choose a solid Icon color.
    • Icon Background color: Choose a solid Icon Background color.
    • Hide All Page Titles: Show/Hide page title in all pages.
    Typography
    • Font Family: Choose Font Family for main page title.
    • Font Size: Choose Font size for main page title.
    • Subtitle Font Size: Choose Font size for page sub title.
    • Font Weight: Choose Font weight for main page title.
    Styling
    • Color: Light - Dark - Colored - Custom.
    • Font Color: Choose a solid color for page title.
    • Subtitle Font Color: Choose a solid color for page sub title.
    • Text Background Color: Choose a color for the title text background.
    • Background Color: Choose a color for the main title background.
    • Background Image: Select an image from the uploader or insert an image url to use for the page title background image.
    • Background Size: This option lets you choose if the background will fit the container width and height or not.
    • Background repeat: This option lets you choose if the background will repeat horizontally or vertically or both or no repeat at all.
    • Background Position: This option lets you choose the background position.
    • Parallax Background: if enabled the body background image will be in parallax effect with page scroll down.
    • Overlay: This option lets you make Overlay over the background image.
    Breadcrumbs
    • Show BreadCrumbs: Show / hide breadcrumbs for all pages.
    • Breadcrumbs Style: Choose Breadcrumbs from all 4 available styles.
    • Breadcrumbs Alignment: Choose How the breadcrumbs will be Horizontally aligned (Left - Center - Right)
    • Breadcrumbs Prefix: The text before the breadcrumbs
    • Breadcrumbs Suffix: The text After the breadcrumbs
    • Breadcrumbs on Mobiles: Show / hide breadcrumbs in mobiles.
    • Background Color: Choose a color for the breadcrumbs background.
    • Font Color: Choose a solid color for breadcrumbs text.

    Typography

    Property Description
    Body

    Select the BODY font family from the font selector and also select font size, font weight and line height of all body elements EXCEPT:

    The Menu typography and The Headings typography are not affected by this option because they have their own settings.

    Menu

    Select the Menu font family from the font selector and also select font size, font weight and text style of menu items.

    Headings

    Select the Headings font family from the font selector and also select font size, font weight and line height of all Headings elements.

    Custom Fonts

    Upload New Font The new font will appear in the Font Family selector (Just refresh the page after saving).

    Sliding Bar

    Property Description
    Settings
    • Show Sliding Bar: Show / Hide the sliding bar.
    • Position: Choose Sliding bar position to be left or right.
    • Sliding Bar Content Push: Push the site content left, right or down when the sliding bar is shown.
    • Select Side Bar: Select the side bar for sliding bar content from all available widgets.
    • Number of Widgets Columns: Choose the number of widgets columns in the sliding bar.
    • Sliding Bar On Mobile: Turn on to display the sliding bar on mobiles.
    Styling
    • Content Padding: Top and Bottom Sliding bar content padding in px.
    • Background Image: Select an image from the uploader or insert an image url to use for the Sliding bar background image.
    • Background repeat: This option lets you choose if the background will repeat horizontally or vertically or both or no repeat at all.
    • Background Position: This option lets you choose if the background position inside the body.
    • Background Size: This option lets you choose if the background will fit the container width and height or not.
    • Headings Color: Choose solid color for the sliding bar heading font.
    • Heading Font Size: Choose the sliding bar heading font size.
    • Content Font Color: Choose solid color for the sliding bar content font color.
    • Content Font Size: Choose the sliding bar content font size.
    Buton
    • Button Background Color: Choose solid background color for the button.
    • Button Font Color: Choose the font color of the button.
    • Toggle Icon BG Color: Choose solid color for the sliding bar toggle icon background.
    • Toggle Icon Color: Choose solid color for the sliding bar toggle icon.

    Blog options

    Property Description
    Blog listing
    • Blog Listing Style: Select your prefered blog posts listing style and they are:
      1. Large image.
      2. Small image.
      3. Timeline.
      4. Masonry.
      5. Grid.
    • Featured Image Size: Select what size you prefere from the pre-defined sizes.
    • Max. number of words: The text length that appears in the posts list description.
    • Blog Sidebar: Select how the layout will look (With right sidebar or left sidebar or witout sidebar).
    • Sidebar Style: Select how the sidebar style will look like.
    • Pager Type: We have 3 pager types (Numeric + Navigation pager and Older Newer page or Load more pager).
    • Pager Style: Numeric pager have 6 styles that you can choose from them the one suits you.
    • Pager Position: control the pager position (Left, Right and Center position).
    Single post
    • Single Post Sidebar: Select how the layout will look (With right sidebar or left sidebar or witout sidebar).
    • Sidebar Style: Select how the sidebar style will look like.
    • Show Post Image: if enabled the post details page will show the post image.
    • Show Title: if enabled the post details page will show the title.
    • Show Post Icon: if enabled the post details page will show the Post Icon.
    • Show Date: if enabled the post details page will show the date.
    • Show By Author: if enabled the post details page will show the author.
    • Show Category: if enabled the post details page will show the post category.
    • Show Post Content: if enabled the post details page will show the post content.
    • Show Tags: if enabled the post details page will show the tags.
    • Show Post navigation: if enabled the post details page will show the next post, previous post links navigation.
    • Show Author Info Box: Show / Hide Author info box.
    • Show Comments: if enabled the post details page will show the post comments.
    • Show Related Posts: if enabled the post details page will show the related posts block.
    Share post
    • Show Social Sharing options: if enabled the post details page will show the share buttons.
    • Show Facebook: if enabled the post details page will show the facebook button.
    • Show Twitter: if enabled the post details page will show the Twitter button.
    • Show Google Plus: if enabled the post details page will show the Google Plus button.
    • Show LinkedIn: if enabled the post details page will show the LinkedIn button.
    • Show Pinterest: if enabled the post details page will show the Pinterest button.
    • Show Xing: if enabled the post details page will show the Xing button.
    Authors Page
    • This setting is for the Author's details page that can be found in this link: http://YOUR-DOMAIN/author/USER-NAME/, You can show hide author information, posts by author, and the way to display the author's posts (Large image, Small image, Grid, Masonry and Timeline) and even add text or HTML to be shown before and after All authors' pages.

      Notice: the text or HTML content before and after author's content will be applied on all authors pages not only one author's page.

    Sidebars

    CORTI Comes with Unlimited SideBars Feature that enables you to add unlimited numbers of side bars in your wordpress site.

    to do this click on add sidebar, a new textbox will appear, then add your sidebar name and hit save changes button.

    Social icons

    CORTI Comes with Unlimited SOCIAL ICONS Feature that enables you to add unlimited numbers of social icons in your wordpress site.

    to do this click on add Social Icon, a new icon select, textbox for title and link will appear, Also you can drag and drop social icons to re-order them as you wish, then hit save changes button.

    Portfolio

    Property Description
    Archive settings
    • Sidebar: Choose the way that the projects archive listing page sidebar will appear.
    Share Project
    • Project Details Layout: Choose the single project details page layout.
    • Show Project Image: if enabled the project details page will show the project image.
    • Show Date: if enabled the project details page will show the date.
    • Show By Author: if enabled the project details page will show the author.
    • Show Category: if enabled the project details page will show the project category.
    • Show Project Content: if enabled the project details page will show the project content.
    • Show Tags: if enabled the project details page will show the tags.
    • Show Related Projects: if enabled the project details page will show the related projects block.
    Share Project
    • Show Social Sharing options: if enabled the project details page will show the share buttons.
    • Show Facebook: if enabled the project details page will show the facebook button.
    • Show Twitter: if enabled the project details page will show the Twitter button.
    • Show Google Plus: if enabled the project details page will show the Google Plus button.
    • Show LinkedIn: if enabled the project details page will show the LinkedIn button.
    • Show Pinterest: if enabled the project details page will show the Pinterest button.
    • Show Xing: if enabled the project details page will show the Xing button.

    Contact

    Property Description
    • Address Title: Type here the address title that will appear at the right side of the Address field.
    • Address: Type here your address.
    • Email Title: Type here the Email title that will appear at the right side of the Email field.
    • Email Address: Show / Hide Email.
    • Phone Title: Type here the phone title that will appear at the right side of the Phone field.
    • Phone Number: Show / Hide Phone Number.
    • Fax Title: Type here the Fax title that will appear at the right side of the Phone field.
    • Fax Number: Show / Hide Fax Number.

    Import / Export options

    Property Description
    Export Theme Options:
  • You will find a button to export all current theme options in an external file to be a backup in case you need to revert these settings back.
  • Import Theme Options:
  • You will find a button to import theme options from another file.
  • WooCommerce

    Property Description
    Products Listing
    • Show Side Bar: In the shop pages select to show / hide the shop sidebar.
    • Select Side Bar: Select the side bar for shop pages.
    • Side Bar Style: Select the side bar style for shop pages.
    • Sidebar Position: select sidebar position ( Right sidebar or left sidebar or witout sidebar) .
    • Products Columns: Number of products columns per row.
    Single Product
    • Show Side Bar ? In the product page select to show / hide the shop sidebar.
    • Side Bar Style: Select the side bar style for shop pages.
    • Sidebar Position: select sidebar position ( Right sidebar or left sidebar or witout sidebar) .
    Related Products
    • Show Related Products ? In the product page select to show / hide the Related Products block.
    • Related Products Per Page: How many related products will be shown in the single product page.
    • Related Products Columns: Number of Related Products columns per row.

    BBPress (Forums)

    • Show Side Bar: In the forums select to show / hide the forums sidebar.
    • Select Side Bar: In the forums select sidebar from all sidebar widgets.
    • Sidebar Position: select sidebar position ( Right sidebar or left sidebar or witout sidebar) .
    • Show Welcome message: Show / Hide welcome message on the top of the forum index page.
    • Welcome Message: Type the text that appears in the welcome message on the top of the forum index page.

    BuddyPress

    • Show Side Bar: In the Activity Pages select to show / hide the forums sidebar.
    • Select Side Bar: In the Activity Pages select sidebar from all sidebar widgets.
    • Sidebar Position: select sidebar position ( Right sidebar or left sidebar or witout sidebar) .

    Downloads

    • Show Side Bar: In the Activity Pages select to show / hide the forums sidebar.
    • Select Side Bar: In the Activity Pages select sidebar from all sidebar widgets.
    • Sidebar Position: select sidebar position ( Right sidebar or left sidebar or witout sidebar).
    • Downloads Columns: Select number of columns per row.
    • Downloads Per Page: Select number of downloads per Page.


    Page Options

    Pages And Site Templates

    When you need to create a page just go to administration panel, and under Pages tab click Add New, then you will get this screen:



    1) Template

    As you see in the Page Template, you can see that there are 5 custom templates:

    • Default Template: For default page templates.
    • Home Page Template: For home pages.
    • One-Page Template: For One page.
    • Slider Revolution Blank Template: For Slider Revolution Page Template.

    2) Page Layout Mode

    As you see in the Page Layout Mode, you can see that there are 4 Layout Modes:

    1. Inherit From Theme: This is to take the layout style from the main theme options settings.
    2. Full Width: This is for pages that has no sidebar, and takes the full content container width.
    3. Full Page: This is for pages that takes the full page width not centered content.
    4. Left Bar: Content with left sidebar pages.
    5. Right Bar: Content with left sidebar pages.

    3) Page Menu

    As you see in the Select Menu, you can Choose a different menu for this page only.


    Page Editor:



    ----- When you select BACKEND EDITOR, this screen will appear:


    Custom Page Settings

    Notic: These options are applied individually on the page you are editing only, so this can give the page a custom options such as hiding header, footer, customizing the page title for this page only. As a result for that, you can build all your site pages and posts with different styles.

    Option Description
    Top Bar Show / Hide Top Bar, choose custom colors, backgrounds, etc...
    Header Show / Hide header, set different header style and choose custom colors, backgrounds, etc...
    Page Title you can hide page title, add custom background image, custom icon, set different page title style, set custom height, custon colors and also set custom video background, and too many other options.
    Footer Show / Hide Footer, set different footer style.

    Create Or Modify One Page

    To Create a One Page you have two important tasks :

    1) Menu configuration

    • Go to Appearance -> Menus
    • select the one page menu and hit the button select as shown in the next image.


    • Create menu items as shown in the next image with Title and link that starts with # plus the name (any name you want but be careful to make it one word cause we'l use it as an ID in next steps)


    • After Adding the menu items click save menu.

    Important: All links you created in this menu we'll create a Rows in the page with number equals to these menu items number.




    2) Page configuration

    • Go to Pages -> Add New
    • From the Right tools go to page Attributes then open Template dropdown menu and select One-Page Template.
    • Go to the page content then switch to BACKEND EDITOR.
    • Add Element -> Select Row.
    • Edit Row and go to ID and enter the first menu item link without the # to be home only and change other Row Properties as you need.
    • Repeat this step according to the other menu items you have created.
    • Publish the Page.
    • Enjoy!

    Custom Shortcodes

    CORTI comes with 38 custom shortcodes + the default shortcodes from Visual composer.

    to see how to use the default visual composer shortcodes just go to visual composer documentation and follow the steps.

    Now we'll see how to use the custom shortcodes

    Add New Row

    Row Shortcode is default visual composer shortcode but we made some modifications to suit our new design, let's see how to configure it:

    When you click add new element, Click on Row then a new element will be now seen in the content area.

    Let's Explain the Row Properties in visual composer: As you see the following image , the numbers on each item describes what it do.

    Edit the row properties.
    Copy row.
    Delete row.
    Row columns.
    Add new element in the row
    Edit existing column in this row.
    Delete existing column in this row.
    Add new element in the row
    

    1) Gereral Row Properties




    Select the padding values Top and Bottom for this row. (Normal: 100px, X-Small: 30px, Small: 70px, Large: 140px, X-large: 180px,No Padding: 0px )
    If Checked the row will take full width of the container.
    If Checked the row content will be stretched to full width not centered in the page container.
    if Checked the row columns will have the same height.
    If Checked the row will take the full page height.
    Add Extra class name to style this row individually.
    Assign ID to this Row, This will be required in ONE-PAGE Creation.
    


    2) Background

    There are 4 Values for the Row Background:

    • None -> Disable the row background
    • Color -> Only Add background color for the row.
    • Image -> Add background image with options
    • Video -> Add video background with options

    If you choosed Image, this option will appear:

    Row Background Type : Image.
    Row Background Color.
    Row Background Image.
    Row Background repeat options (No repeat, Repeat vertically or horizontally).
    Choose if you need the background will be fixed or scroll with mousewheel.
    Choose the background position.
    Choose the background size (Cover - Contain - 100%).
    Enable Row Background Image Parallax Effect.
    Create Layer over the background image.
    If Overlay is Yes, The background color of the overlay layer and transparency level, Value from 0 to 1. 
    


    If you choosed Video, this option will appear:

    Row Background Type : Video.
    Row Background video Poster.
    Row Background MP4 video.
    Row Background WEBM video.
    Row Background OGV video.
    Row Background YouTube video.
    Row Background YouTube video Link.
    Enable YOUTUBE video (Only) Parallax Effect.
    Create Layer over the video.
    The background color of the overlay layer. 
    

    Heading

    When you click add new Heading, a popup window will appear (like the next screenshot), check the next image:



    Choose Heading Style from 5 predefined styles.
    Heading Alignment (Left - Center - Right).
    If checked a new tab with icons select will be shown and this will Show an icon with your heading element.
    Choose the way to animate this heading.
    Add Extra class name to style this Heading individually.
    



    Heading Title Text.
    Heading Tag.
    Heading Font Family from Google Fonts.
    Heading Font weight.
    Heading Font Size.
    



    Sub Heading Text.
    Sub Heading Position.
    Heading Font Family from Google Fonts.
    Sub Heading Custom Color from color chooser.
    Sub Heading Font Style.
    Sub Heading Font weight.
    Sub Heading Font Size.
    

    Testimonials

    When you click add new Testimonials, a popup window will appear (like the next screenshot), check the next image:

    Click Add element and a new popup will appear with only one child element in it ( Testimonial BlockQuote ), click it and the properties will appear:



    Author name
    Author Font Size
    Color
    Hover - Color
    Position
    Position Font size
    Color
    Hover - Color
    

    Icon Box

    When you click add new icon box, a popup window will appear and have some properties that can be:

    1) Box
    1. Box Style: Select box style from available 4 box styles.
    2. Shape: Select box shape from available 3 box shapes.
    3. Box Align: Text align inside the icon box.
    4. Use Icon ?: If checked a new tab with icons select will be shown and this will Show an icon with your Icon box element.
    5. Background Color: Choose Box background color from colorpicker.
    6. Border Color: Choose Box Border color from colorpicker.
    7. Hover - BG Color: Choose Box Hover background color from colorpicker.
    8. Hover - Border Color: Choose Box Hover Border color from colorpicker.
    2) Title
    1. Title: Enter text for box title.
    2. Link: Enter link for box title.
    3. Title Tag: Select title tag.
    4. Color: Choose a color for box title from color picker.
    5. Border Bottom Color: Choose a color for box title bottom border from color picker.
    6. Hover - Color: Choose a color for box title when hover on the main box from color picker.
    7. Hover - Border Bottom Color: Choose a color for box title bottom border when hover on the main box from color picker.
    3) Sub Title
    1. Sub Title: Enter text for box title.
    2. Title Tag: Select Sub title tag.
    3. Color: Choose a color for box Sub title from color picker.
    4. Border Bottom Color: Choose a color for box Sub title bottom border from color picker.
    5. Hover - Color: Choose a color for box Sub title when hover on the main box from color picker.
    6. Hover - Border Bottom Color: Choose a color for box Sub title bottom border when hover on the main box from color picker.
    4) Content
    1. Content: Enter text for box Content.
    2. Hover - Color: Choose a color for box Sub Content when hover on the main box from color picker.
    5) Icon
    • Icon Type: Select your icon type from 3 types.
    • Icon Library: Select your icon from icon Library.
    • Icon: Select your icon from icons chooser.
    • Color: Choose a color for the icon from color picker.
    • Background Color: Choose a Background color for the icon from color picker.
    • Border Color: Choose a Border color for the icon from color picker.
    • Border Width: Enter border width in PX.
    • Hover - Color: Choose a color for the icon when hover on the main box from color picker.
    • Hover - Background Color: Choose a Background color for the icon when hover on the main box from color picker.
    • Hover - Border Color: Choose a Border color for the icon when hover on the main box from color picker.
    • Hover Style: Choose hover style from 3 available styles or you can disable hover.
    6) More Link
    1. Show Read More Link ? Show / Hide Read More Link in the icon box element.
    2. Read More Text Enter text for read more box content.
    3. Style: Select read more button style from available 3 styles.
    4. Alignment: Horizontally align the read more button inside the icon box.
    5. Color: Choose a color for read more font color.
    6. Background Color: Choose a Background color for read more link.
    7. Border Color: Choose a Border color for read more link.
    8. Hover - Color: Choose a color for read more font color when hover on the main box.
    9. Hover - Background Color: Choose a Background color for read more link when hover on the main box.
    10. Hover - Border Color: Choose a Border color for read more link when hover on the main box.
    7) General
    1. CSS Animation: Select animation type, delay and duration.
    2. Extra class name: Style particular content element differently - add a class name and refer to it in custom CSS.

    Features

    1. Title: Enter feature title.
    2. Sub Title: Enter feature sub title.
    3. Link: Enter feature link.
    4. Image: Upload or select an existing Feature image.
    5. Content: Enter feature content.
    6. Feature Style: Select the feature style from 3 predefined styles available.
    7. Align: Horizontally Align feature title, Image,content,etc...
    8. Image Shape: Select Feature image shape from 3 available shapes.
    9. Background Color: Choose a Background color for feature box.
    10. Title Color: Choose a solid color for title.
    11. Sub Title Color: Choose a solid color for feature sub title.
    12. Padding: Enter Padding Top, Right, Bottom and left values in PX.
    13. Margin: Enter Margin Top, Right, Bottom and left values in PX.
    14. Show Read More Link ? Show / Hide Read more link

    Google Map

    1. Map Type: Select the map type from 4 available types.
    2. Zoom: Select the zoom value for google map.
    3. Height: Select the height of the map.
    4. Disable Mouse Wheel: If selected This will disable mouse scroll zoom in on the google map.
    5. API Key: Enter yor google map API Key.
    6. Extra class name: Style particular content element differently - add a class name and refer to it in custom CSS.
    7. Latitude: The Latitude value.
    8. Longitude: The Longitude value.
    9. Address: Type here more details about the location on google map.
    10. Icon: Upload or type Image URL for the map marker on google map.

    Counter

    When you click add new Counter, a popup window will appear and have some properties that can be:

    1) General
    1. Box Shape: Select box shape from available 3 box shapes.
    2. Alignment: Text align inside the Counter box.
    3. Use Icon ?: If checked a new tab with icons select will be shown and this will Show an icon with your Icon box element.
    4. Background Color: Choose Counter Box background color from colorpicker.
    5. Border Width: Enter Counter Box Border widht in PX.
    6. Border Color: Choose Counter Box Border color from colorpicker.
    7. Border Style: Choose Counter Box Border style.
    8. Hover - BG Color: Choose Counter Box Hover background color from colorpicker.
    9. Hover - Border Color: Choose Counter Box Hover Border color from colorpicker.
    10. CSS Animation: Select animation type, delay and duration.
    11. Extra class name: Style particular content element differently - add a class name and refer to it in custom CSS.
    2) Content
    1. Title: Enter text for item title.
    2. Title Color: select title color from color chooser.
    3. Title Background Color: select title background color from color chooser.
    4. Font Size: Type title font size in px.
    5. Font Weight: Select title font weight.
    6. Hover - Color: Choose title color When Hover on Counter Box from color picker.
    7. Hover - Background Color: Choose title background color When Hover on Counter Box from color picker.
    8. Content: Enter item description text.
    9. Hover - Color: Choose content color When Hover on Counter Box from color picker.
    3) Number
    1. Theme: Select Counter Numbers Theme from 6 available themes.
    2. From: start number.
    3. To: end number.
    4. Start After: Enter the delay time that the numbers begin counting after it ( in milliseconds ).
    5. Text Before Number: Enter text that will be shown before the number.
    6. Text After Number: Enter text that will be shown after the number.
    7. Color: select numbers color from color chooser.
    8. Hover - Color: select numbers color When Hover on Counter Box from color chooser.
    9. Font Size: Type numbers font size in px.
    10. Font Weight: Select Numbers font weight.
    4) Icon
    1. Icon Library: Select your icon from 6 icons Libraries.
    2. Icon: Select your icon from icons chooser.
    3. Icon Color: Select your icon color from color chooser.
    4. Hover - Color: Select icon hover color When Hover on Counter Box from color chooser.
    5. Font Size: Type icon size in px.
    4) More Link
    1. Show Read More Link ?: Show / Hide Read more link.

    Dividers

    When you click add new Divider, a popup window will appear and have some properties that can be:

    • Divider Style: Select the divider style from 10 available styles.
    • Color: Choose a solid color for the divider line.
    • Use Icon ? If checked a new tab with icons select will be shown and this will Show an icon with your counter element.
    • CSS Animation: Select animation type, delay and duration.
    • Extra class name: Style particular content element differently - add a class name and refer to it in custom CSS.

    Breaking News

    1. Title: Enter the title for this widget.
    2. Category: Select the posts category that will be shown.
    3. Extra class name: Style particular content element differently - add a class name and refer to it in custom CSS.

    Blog Shortcode

    1. Category: Select the posts category that will be shown.
    2. Blog Style: Select how the blog listing style would be : (Large Image, Small Image, Grid, Masonry and TimeLine).
    3. Max. Number of words: Enter the maximum number of words to be shown in the blog shortcode listing item.
    4. Image Size: Select the featured image size.
    5. Posts Per Page: Enter the posts per page to be shown in the blog shortcode listing.
    6. Pager Type: Select the pager type (Numeric, Older-Newer and Load More).
    7. Pager Style: Select the pager style from the 5 predefined styles.
    8. Pager Position: Select the pager position Horizontally.
    9. Extra class name: Style particular content element differently - add a class name and refer to it in custom CSS.

    Recent Posts

    1. Style: Select how the Recent Posts style would be from available 5 styles.
    2. Category: Select the posts category that will be shown.
    3. Carousel ?: Show the recent posts in carousel.
    4. Image Size: Select the featured image size.
    5. Number Of Posts: Enter the posts per page to be shown in the Recent Posts listing.
    6. Max. Number of words: Enter the maximum number of words to be shown in the Recent Posts listing.
    7. Non Carousel Columns: Number of Coulmns in case not Carousel view.
    8. Extra class name: Style particular content element differently - add a class name and refer to it in custom CSS.

    Posts From Category

    When you click add Posts From Category, a popup window will appear and have some properties that can be:

    • Style: Select how the Posts From Category style would be from available 3 styles.
    • Category: Select the posts category that will be shown.
    • Carousel ?: Show the Posts From Category in carousel.
    • Image Size: Select the featured image size.
    • Number Of Posts: Enter the posts per page to be shown in the Posts From Category listing.
    • Max. Number of words: Enter the maximum number of words to be shown in the Posts From Category listing.
    • Non Carousel Columns: Number of Coulmns in case not Carousel view.
    • Extra class name: Style particular content element differently - add a class name and refer to it in custom CSS.

    News In Pictures

    When you click add News In Pictures, a popup window will appear and have some properties that can be:

    1. Category: Select the News In Pictures that will be shown.
    2. Image Size: Select the featured image size.
    3. Number Of Posts: Enter the posts per page to be shown in the News In Pictures listing.
    4. Extra class name: Style particular content element differently - add a class name and refer to it in custom CSS.

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