Absolute - News and Magazine WordPress Theme

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Absolute - News and Magazine WordPress Theme


Theme description

Created By: CactusThemes.com

Support Site: http://ticket.cactusthemes.com

Version: 1.0

Theme Layout


Layout 1

Layout 2

Layout 3

Layout 4

Layout 5

Layout 6

Layout 7

Header Layouts

Installation


The Main Files includes these following files and folders:
  • Documentation folder - Contain this document and other materials
  • Installation Files folder - Contain all installable files, including theme & plugins
    • themes/absolute.zip - Absolute WordPress Theme
    • plugins/plg-cactus-rating.zip - A plugin which enables Rating feature for theme
    • plugins/plg-easy-tab.zip - Allow to put widgets in a tab.
    • plugins/plg-visual-composer.zip - Visual Composer plugin, a drag&drop page builder (Premium).

Install via WordPress

  1. Login to WordPress Admin
  2. In the left menu panel go to Appearance > Themes > Add New to install theme, or Plugins > Add New > Upload to install plugins
  3. Click Upload
  4. Browse your download package to select installation files
  5. Click Install Now button.
  6. Once it's uploaded, click the Activate link

Install via FTP

  1. Use your FTP software to browse to wp-content/themes folder to install theme or wp-content/plugins folder to install plugins
  2. Extract the installation files to their corresponding folders, for example absolute.zip to absolute and upload to server
  3. Once it's uploaded, go to your WordPress Admin, browse to Appearance > Themes or Plugins > Installed Plugins
  4. Click the Activate link
After the process of installation is finished, your page will be displayed in form of a blog page

Note: You can install optional plugins if needed. We recommend using these extra plugins (free). All have been tested and used on our demo page.
Go to Plugins > Add New to install and activate plugins
  • Contact Form 7 - Simple but flexible contact form plugin
  • WP PageNavi - Add a more advanced paging navigation to your WordPress blog
  • Custom Sidebars - Allow you to create widgetized areas and custom sidebars. Replace whole sidebars or single widgets for specific posts and pages.

Install Sample Data


One+ Click Install

Before starting, It is noted that

  • It is better to install sample data on a fresh Wordpress installation. Therefore, you may want to reset your site to default settings. Install and use Wordpress Reset plugin to do that. After installed, go to Tools > Reset
  • The import process may take several minutes due to large data and your server capacity. If your server setting "Max Execution Time" is too low, increase it (as your hosting provider). Please do not close the browser until it finishes. If it fails, you can run this process again until seeing the "Success Message". Demo Images are not installed due to some copyrighted licenses
  • If you have to run the process more than once, menu items may be duplicated. Just go to Appearance > Menus and edit/delete Main Menu items
  • Feature images are not imported (We use licensed photos on our demo page)

Go to Appearance > Theme Options, scroll to bottom, you will see a button Import Sample Data. Click that button and confirm to install sample data.

Import Manually

Alternatively, you can use traditional way to import data. If you unzip the theme file (/Installation Files/themes/absolute-xxx.zip), you can find these files in /sample-data/ folder:
  • absolute.xml All Data
  • theme-options.txt Theme Options Settings
  • absolute-widgets.json Widgets Settings
To install sample data as seen on our demo page, following these steps
 
Step 0. Make sure you have installed absolute theme and all recommended plugins
 
Step 1. Go to Tools > Import, then click on Wordpress
 
Step 2. If it is not yet installed before, you have to install it. On the popup window, click on "Install Now"
 
Step 3. After installed successfully, click Activate Plugin & Run Importer
 
Step 4. Browse for [path-to-your-downloaded-package]/Installation File/Sample Data/absolute.xml or absolute.xml.gz and click Upload File and Import.
 
Step 5. After uploaded, the confirmation page appears. Check the Download and import file attachments option and click Submit. If you have trouble with importing (it might breaks in the middle due to long execution time), try again with this option Unchecked! Or, try to import separate files as they are smaller
 
Step 6. After uploaded, the confirmation page appears. Check the Download and import file attachments option and click Submit
 
Step 7. When you see message "All done. Have fun!", you will know that the import is done. Note: you may need to re-import the second time if the data is large. Back to Step 1. until you see the message below
 
Step 8. Go to Settings > Reading, set Front page displays to A Static page. Choose Home Page page as Front page and Blog as Posts page
Step 9. Go to Appearance > Menus, choose Main Navigation menu as Primary Menu and Top Nav as Secondary Menu
Step 10. Install Widget Settings Importer/Exporter and go to Tools > Widget Settings Import to import sample-data/absolute-widgets.json file
Step 11. Go to Option Tree > Settings > Import and paste content of sample-data/theme-options.txt into Theme Options text field, then click Import Theme Options button.
Step 12. OK, done!

Setup custom Front-page


By default, your front-page (the first page that visitors see) is blog posts page, which lists all posts in time-order. To change the front-page into a custom page, follow these two steps:

  1. Create two new pages in WordPress (under Pages > Add new), and publish them.

    For the purpose of demonstration, we’ll call these “Home” (for the Front, or Home page) and “Blog”.
  2. Go to Settings > Reading Settings, and under “Front page displays”, click the radio button for A static page.

    Select “Welcome” in the first drop down (for Front page), and select “Blog” in the second one (for Posts page). Save the changes.

Page Templates


Absolute provides page templates to configure special Front-page (or any static page that you like)

  1. Go to Pages > All Pages and edit “Home” page created in previous step
  2. In Template selectbox, choose one of predefined page templates.
  3. There are seven page templates in related to seven theme layout. Check Theme Layout
  4. In content editor of page, enter your custom content. We recommend using Visual Composer plugin (included in your download package) and adding shortcode elements. For example, our Home Page v1 is configured to use Template Layout 1 with this shortcode in content
    [scb layout="Layout 1" sort="DESC" count="7" condition="latest" heading_alignment="center" heading_style="line"]
  5. Based on the layout maps, you will know the positions of sidebar where you can put content. Now go to Appearance > Widgets and drag widgets into corresponding sidebars.
  6. Tips: install and use Widget Logic plugin to control the appearance of widgets in different pages. For example, we only want a text widget to display in our demo Home Page v2 page and the Front-page only, we use these Condition Tags:

Widgets


Go to Appearance > Widgets and drag one of these widgets into your desired Sidebar. See Theme Layout map for more information about locations of Sidebar

  1. Absolute - Headline widget
    • Headline Text - Text that appears before item titles
    • Category - Category IDs or slugs to query posts, separated by a comma
    • Tags - Tags to query posts, separated by a comma
    • Post IDs - IDs of posts to display, seperated by a comma. If this parameter is used, other parameters are ignored.
    • Number of headlines - Number of posts to display
  2. Absolute - Recent Posts Widget
    • Widget Layout - Choose one of several layouts provided
    • Category - Category IDs or slugs to query posts, separated by a comma
    • Tags - Tags to query posts, separated by a comma
    • Post IDs - IDs of posts to display, seperated by a comma. If this parameter is used, other parameters are ignored.
    • Number of posts - Number of posts to display
    • IMAGE OF 4 LAYOUTS
  3. Absolute - Banner Widget
    • Title - Title of widget
    • Banner Image URL - URL of banner image
    • Banner Heading - Heading text inside banner
    • Banner Text - Content text inside banner
    • Button Text - Text on button inside banner
    • Button Link - Link to navigate when clicking on the button
    • Link Target - Whether to open link in new tab or in current page
  4. Absolute - Recent Comments Widget
    • Title - Title of widget
    • Number of comments to show - Number of comments to show
  5. Absolute - Social Accounts Widget
    • Title - Title of widget

    Social Accounts are configured in Appearance > Theme Options > Social Accounts

  6. Absolute - Top Rated widget (available when Rating plugin is installed)
    • Number of posts - default 3
    • Time range (select)- Period of time to count for top rated videos
      • 1 day
      • 1 week
      • 1 month
      • 1 year

Theme Options


Absolute comes with a lot of options to help you totally customize the look & feel of your site. Go to Appearance > Theme Options to configure.

General


The general configuration for website
  1. Logo Image: Upload your logo image
  2. Retina Logo (optional): Retina logo should be two time bigger than the custom logo. Retina Logo is optional, use this setting if you want to strictly support retina devices.
  3. Favicon: Upload favicon (.ico) is image file of page's title section

  4. RTL: Support right-to-left language

  5. Show Archive: Show Archive Link in footer

  6. Use default gallery shortcode: Use default WordPress Gallery shortcode. Otherwise, theme will use its own Gallery layout
  7. Custom CSS: Enter custom CSS. Ex: .class{ font-size: 13px; }
  8. Custom Code: Enter custom code or JS code here. For example, enter Google Analytics
  9. Copyright Text: Appear in footer
  10. Number of Easy Tabs: Enter number of easy tabs to generate (Easy Tab plugin is required)
  11. Latest News Section - Number of days: Number of days to count for latest news
  12. Latest News Section - Maximum number of articles: Maximum number of articles to display

  13. Pre-loading Effect: Enable Pre-loading effect (a loading icon will be shown until all elements on page are downloaded and ready to show)

Layout & Fonts


  1. Theme Width: Choose between 970px or 1170px layout
  2. Background: Set theme background
  3. Main Color: Choose main color of theme (default- #fe6d46)
  4. Google Fonts: Use Google Fonts or not. If "on", fonts ared loaded from Google Fonts Directory
  5. Main Font: Enter font-family name here (default - Raleway). Google Fonts are supported. For example, if you choose "Source Code Pro" Google Font with font-weight 400,500,600, enter Source Code Pro: 400,500,600
  6. Main Font Size: Select base font size
  7. Secondary Font: Enter font-family name here (default - Raleway). Google Fonts are supported. For example, if you choose "Source Code Pro" Google Font with font-weight 400,500,600, enter Source Code Pro: 400,500,600
  8. Secondary Font Size: Select base font size
  9. Navigation Font: Enter font-family name for Main Navigation. Google Fonts are supported. For example, if you choose "Source Code Pro" Google Font with font-weight 400,500,600, enter Source Code Pro: 400,500,600
  10. Navigation Font Size: Select font size for Main Navigation

Header


Configure Header section, including header layout and main navigation
  1. Header Layout Choose beetween pre-defined header layouts

    Header Layout 1

    Header Layout 2

    Header Layout 3
  2. Mega Menu: Enable Mega Menu

    Default DropDown Menu

    Mega Menu

    See Main Nagivation for building menu

Single Post


Configure features only for Single Post page
  1. Scroll To Next Posts: When users scroll to bottom of a single post, next posts will be loaded automatically
  2. Scroll Next Condition: Choose how to load next posts
    • Next posts in all blog
    • Next posts in same Categories
    • Next posts in same Tags
    • Next posts in Custom Categories
    • Next posts in Custom Tags
  3. Scroll Next Posts in Custom Taxonomies: Enter list of taxonomies, separated by a comma (only works when Scroll Next Condition is set to Custom Categories or Custom Tags
  4. Scroll Next Order: Load newer posts or older posts
  5. Layout: Choose between 2 layouts

    Single Post Layout 1

    Single Post Layout 2
  6. Floating Sidebar: Enable Floating feature for main sidebar in single post
  7. Show Featured Image: Show/hide featured image in single post
  8. Sidebar: Hide/show left or right Sidebar
  9. Show Tags: Show/hide Tags in single post
  10. Show Social Buttons: Show/hide Social Buttons in single post
  11. Show About the Author: Show/hide about the author in single post
  12. Show Related Posts: Show/hide related posts in single post
  13. Related Posts by: Get related posts by categories or tags
  14. Related Posts Order by: Related posts order by date or random
  15. Number of related posts: Number of related posts
  16. Show Posts Navigation: Show/hide post navigation
  17. Post Navigating by: Choose how the Post Navigation buttons work
    • Navigate in blog order (all categories)
    • Navigate in same categories
    • Navigate in same tags
  18. Show Comments: Show/hide comment in single post

Blog/FrontPage


Settigs for the blog/frontpage
  1. Blog Layout: Choose layout for blog. The layout map is the same with Page Template Layout
  2. Number of leading articles: Enter number of leading articles in blog page. Leading articles are articles having larger width than the rest

  3. Hide Main Top in next pages: Hide Main Top sidebar in next pages
  4. Hide Body Top in next pages: Hide Body Top sidebar in next pages
  5. Number of colummns in blog: Choose number of columns in blog (1 or 2 columns)

Archives


Archives are item-listing pages such as Blog page, Categories page, Tags page , Gallery page, Search page and Author page
  1. Sidebar: Choose default sidebar position for an archive page. It can be overridden in each category page
    • Right Sidebar: Archives pages with the right sidebar (default)
    • Left Sidebar: Archives pages with the left sidebar
    • Hidden sidebar: Archives pages without sidebar (These pages are full-width)
  2. Columns: Choose number of columns in blog (1, 2 or 3 columns)
  3. Featured Posts Count: Enter number of Featured Posts to show in category' header

    Featured Posts are posts that marked Featured when you editing a post


  4. Category Featured Posts Position: Choose position for the Featured Posts section in a category page, whether it is full-width or in main column

    In-column Featured Posts section


    Full-width Featured Posts section

  5. Category Featured Posts Presentation: Choose type of presentation for the Featured Posts section in a category page
  6. Page Pagination: Choose type of pagination for all archives pages. There are 2 options: Default WordPress and WP PageNavi. If you choose WP PageNavi, make sure you have installed WP-PageNavi plugin in advanced
    • Default WordPress

    • WP PageNavi

404 - Page Not Found


Creating a page to report bugs when clients visit or access to the page which does not exist

Social Accounts


Turn on/turn off Social items. Social Account icons appear in Absolulte - Social Accounts widget

  1. Facebook: Enter full link to your profile page
  2. Twitter:Enter full link to your profile page
  3. LinkedIn: Enter full link to your profile page
  4. Tumblr: Enter full link to your profile page
  5. Google Plus: Enter full link to your profile page
  6. Pinterest : Enter full link to your profile page
  7. YouTube : full link to your profile page
  8. Flickr : Enter full link to your profile page
  9. Open Social Link in new tab: Open link in new tab?

Sharing


Turn on/turn off Social Items appearing in Single Post page
  1. Facebook: Enable Facebook Share button
  2. Twitter: Enable Twitter Share button
  3. LinkedIn : Enable LinkedIn Share button
  4. Tumblr : Enable Tumblr Share button
  5. Google +: Enable Google+ Share button
  6. Pinterest: Enable Pinterest Pin button
  7. Email: Enable Email button

Advertising


Allow you put advertisements in pages including Archive and Single Post pages
  1. Google AdSense Publisher ID: Enter your Google AdSense Publisher ID
  2. Top Ads - AdSense Ads Slot ID: If you want to display Adsense in Top, enter Google AdSense Ad Slot ID here. If left empty, "Top Ads - Custom Code” will be used
  3. Top Ads - Custom Code: Enter custom code for Top Ads

  4. Archive/Top Ads - AdSense Ads Slot ID: If you want to display Adsense on Top of Archive pages, enter Google AdSense Ad Slot ID here. If left empty, "Archive/Top Ads - Custom Code” will be used.
  5. Archive/Top Ads - Custom Code: Enter custom code for Archive/Top Ads

  6. Archive/Bottom Ads - AdSense Ads Slot ID: If you want to display Adsense at Bottom of Archive page, enter Google AdSense Ad Slot ID here. If left empty, "Archive/Bottom Ads - Custom Code” will be used.
  7. Archive/Bottom Ads - Custom Code: Enter custom code for Archive/Bottom Ads

  8. Single Post/Top Ads - AdSense Ads Slot ID:If you want to display Adsense on Top of Single Post, enter Google AdSense Ad Slot ID here. If left empty, "Single Post/Top Ads - Custom Code” will be used.
  9. Single Post/Top Ads - Custom Code: Enter custom code for Single Post/Top Ads

  10. Single Post/Bottom Ads - AdSense Ads Slot ID: If you want to display Adsense at Bottom of Single Post , enter Google AdSense Ad Slot ID here. If left empty, "Single Post/Bottom Ads - Custom Code” will be used.
  11. Single Post/Bottom Ads - Custom Code: Enter custom code for Single Post/Bottom Ads

  12. Wall Ads Left - AdSense Slot ID: If you want to display Adsense in Wall Ads Left, enter Google AdSense Ad Slot ID here. If left empty, "Wall Ads Left - Custom Code" will be used
  13. Wall Ads Left - Custom Code: Enter custom code for Wall Ads Left
  14. Wall Ads Left - Width: Specify width for Wall Ads Left, in pixels
  15. Wall Ads Left - Top Margin: Specify top margin for Wall Ads Left, in pixels
  16. Wall Ads Right - AdSense Slot ID: If you want to display Adsense in Wall Ads Right, enter Google AdSense Ad Slot ID here. If left empty, "Wall Ads Right - Custom Code" will be used
  17. Wall Ads Right - Custom Code: Enter custom code for Wall Ads Right
  18. Wall Ads Right - Width: Specify width for Wall Ads Right, in pixels
  19. Wall Ads Right - Top Margin: Specify top margin for Wall Ads Right, in pixels
Note: In each category and post, there are options to specify other Wall Ads to replace the default ones. Those Ads use the same Width and Top Margin values in set in Theme Options

Auto Update


Allow you to activate the feature "AUTO UPDATE" of absolute Theme. If you want to update the new versions of absolute theme automatically, you need to enter some information below
  1. Envato Username: Enter your Envato username.
  2. Envato API: Enter your Envato API. You can find your API under in your Envato Profile page > My Settings > API Keys
  3. Allow Auto Update: Allow Auto Update or Not. If not, you can come back here and click on the "Update Theme" button

Absolute - Shortcodes


Shortcodes can be used in either Classic Editor or Visual Composer mode (require Visual Composer plugin installed). You can type shortcode directly in Classic Editor or use Visual Composer element to configure the shortcode

Most of the properties of shortcodes are optional. You only need to include properties when needed

  1. id (optional) - text - HTML ID for element
  2. post_type (optional) – text - default ‘post’
  3. max_visible (optional) – select - maximum number of visible items
  4. cats (optional) - text - list of categories ID (or slug), separated by a comma
  5. tags (optional) - text - list of tags, separated by a comma
  6. count (optional) - number - number of items to show
  7. heading (optional) - text - number of items to show
  8. heading_style (optional) - select - choose heading style
    • line

    • box

  9. heading_alignment (optional) - select - choose text alignment on heading
    • 'center'

    • 'left'

    • 'right'

  10. heading_bg (optional) - hexa color - color of heading background (box style). For example, #FF0000
  11. item_ids (optional) - text - list of item ids, separated by a comma. To use if you want to display specific posts
  12. condition (optional) - select - how to order items
    • 'latest' - order by published date
    • 'most_viewed' - order by number of views of posts
    • 'most_comments' - order by number of comments of posts
    • 'high_rated' - order by rating value of posts
    • 'title' - order by title of posts
    • 'modified' - order by modified date of posts
    • 'random' - order randomly
  13. sort (optional) - select - Sort items
    • 'asc' - Ascending
    • 'desc' - Descending

Posts Classic Slider


  1. id (optional) - text - HTML ID for element
  2. post_type (optional) – text - default ‘post’
  3. cats (optional) - text - list of categories ID (or slug), separated by a comma
  4. tags (optional) - text - list of tags, separated by a comma
  5. count (optional) - number - number of items to show
  6. heading (optional) - text - number of items to show
  7. heading_style (optional) - select - choose heading style
    • line

    • box

  8. heading_alignment (optional) - select - choose text alignment on heading
    • 'center'

    • 'left'

    • 'right'

  9. heading_bg (optional) - hexa color - color of heading background (box style). For example, #FF0000
  10. item_ids (optional) - text - list of item ids, separated by a comma. To use if you want to display specific posts
  11. condition (optional) - select - how to order items
    • 'latest' - order by published date
    • 'most_viewed' - order by number of views of posts
    • 'most_comments' - order by number of comments of posts
    • 'high_rated' - order by rating value of posts
    • 'title' - order by title of posts
    • 'modified' - order by modified date of posts
    • 'random' - order randomly
  12. sort (optional) - select - Sort items
    • 'asc' - Ascending
    • 'desc' - Descending

Posts Slider


Posts Slider Style 1

Posts Slider Style 2

  1. id (optional) - text - HTML ID for element
  2. post_type (optional) – text - default ‘post’
  3. layout (optional) – select - choose between layout 1 and layout 2
  4. cats (optional) - text - list of categories ID (or slug), separated by a comma
  5. tags (optional) - text - list of tags, separated by a comma
  6. count (optional) - number - number of items to show
  7. heading (optional) - text - number of items to show
  8. heading_style (optional) - select - choose heading style
    • line

    • box

  9. heading_alignment (optional) - select - choose text alignment on heading
    • 'center'

    • 'left'

    • 'right'

  10. heading_bg (optional) - hexa color - color of heading background (box style). For example, #FF0000
  11. item_ids (optional) - text - list of item ids, separated by a comma. To use if you want to display specific posts
  12. condition (optional) - select - how to order items
    • 'latest' - order by published date
    • 'most_viewed' - order by number of views of posts
    • 'most_comments' - order by number of comments of posts
    • 'title' - order by title of posts
    • 'modified' - order by modified date of posts
    • 'random' - order randomly
  13. sort (optional) - select - Sort items
    • 'asc' - Ascending
    • 'desc' - Descending

Posts Grid


Posts Grid Style 1

Posts Grid Style 2

  1. id (optional) - text - HTML ID for element
  2. post_type (optional) – text - default ‘post’
  3. layout (optional) – select - choose between layout 1 and layout 2
  4. cats (optional) - text - list of categories ID (or slug), separated by a comma
  5. tags (optional) - text - list of tags, separated by a comma
  6. heading (optional) - text - number of items to show
  7. heading_style (optional) - select - choose heading style
    • line

    • box

  8. heading_alignment (optional) - select - choose text alignment on heading
    • 'center'

    • 'left'

    • 'right'

  9. heading_bg (optional) - hexa color - color of heading background (box style). For example, #FF0000
  10. item_ids (optional) - text - list of item ids, separated by a comma. To use if you want to display specific posts
  11. condition (optional) - select - how to order items
    • 'latest' - order by published date
    • 'most_viewed' - order by number of views of posts
    • 'most_comments' - order by number of comments of posts
    • 'high_rated' - order by rating value of posts
    • 'title' - order by title of posts
    • 'modified' - order by modified date of posts
    • 'random' - order randomly
  12. sort (optional) - select - Sort items
    • 'asc' - Ascending
    • 'desc' - Descending

Posts Thumb Slider


Posts Thumb Slider

  1. id (optional) - text - HTML ID for element
  2. post_type (optional) – text - default ‘post’
  3. cats (optional) - text - list of categories ID (or slug), separated by a comma
  4. tags (optional) - text - list of tags, separated by a comma
  5. count (optional) - number - number of items to show
  6. heading (optional) - text - number of items to show
  7. heading_style (optional) - select - choose heading style
    • line

    • box

  8. heading_alignment (optional) - select - choose text alignment on heading
    • 'center'

    • 'left'

    • 'right'

  9. heading_bg (optional) - hexa color - color of heading background (box style). For example, #FF0000
  10. item_ids (optional) - text - list of item ids, separated by a comma. To use if you want to display specific posts
  11. condition (optional) - select - how to order items
    • 'latest' - order by published date
    • 'most_viewed' - order by number of views of posts
    • 'most_comments' - order by number of comments of posts
    • 'high_rated' - order by rating value of posts
    • 'title' - order by title of posts
    • 'modified' - order by modified date of posts
    • 'random' - order randomly
  12. sort (optional) - select - Sort items
    • 'asc' - Ascending
    • 'desc' - Descending

Smart Content Box


Smart Content Box Layout 1

Smart Content Box Layout 2

Smart Content Box Layout 3

Smart Content Box Layout 4

Smart Content Box Layout 5
  1. id (optional) - text - HTML ID for element
  2. post_type (optional) – text - default ‘post’
  3. layout (optional) – select - choose between 5 layouts
  4. cats (optional) - text - list of categories ID (or slug), separated by a comma
  5. tags (optional) - text - list of tags, separated by a comma
  6. count (optional) - number - number of items to show
  7. leading (optional) - number - number of leading items, applied for Layout 1 & 2
  8. heading (optional) - text - number of items to show
  9. heading_style (optional) - select - choose heading style
    • line

    • box

  10. heading_alignment (optional) - select - choose text alignment on heading
    • 'center'

    • 'left'

    • 'right'

  11. heading_bg (optional) - hexa color - color of heading background (box style). For example, #FF0000
  12. item_ids (optional) - text - list of item ids, separated by a comma. To use if you want to display specific posts
  13. condition (optional) - select - how to order items
    • 'latest' - order by published date
    • 'most_viewed' - order by number of views of posts
    • 'most_comments' - order by number of comments of posts
    • 'high_rated' - order by rating value of posts
    • 'title' - order by title of posts
    • 'modified' - order by modified date of posts
    • 'random' - order randomly
  14. sort (optional) - select - Sort items
    • 'asc' - Ascending
    • 'desc' - Descending

Topic


  1. cat (required if tag is empty) - text - category ID or slug
  2. tag (required if cat is empty) - text - tag
  3. count (optional) - number - number of items to show
  4. heading (optional) - text - number of items to show
  5. heading_style (optional) - select - choose heading style
    • line

    • box

  6. heading_alignment (optional) - select - choose text alignment on heading
    • 'center'

    • 'left'

    • 'right'

  7. heading_bg (optional) - hexa color - color of heading background (box style). For example, #FF0000

Banner


  1. url (required) - URL - Full URL of image banner
  2. heading - text - Heading text on banner
  3. text - text - Content text on banner
  4. button - text - Button text on banner
  5. link - URL - URL to navigate if clicking on button
  6. target - text - To open link in new tab
  7. align - text - Alignment of banner

Button


  1. href (required) - URL - URL to navigate
  2. size (optional) – select - default “small”
    • {empty} - Small button
    • 'btn-lg' - Large button
  3. target (optional) - select - to open link in new tab
    • {empty} - open link in current tab
    • '_blank' - open link in new tab

Dropcaps


Dropcaps creates uppercase for the first character of the line. “Drop cap” is one of the commonly used typography in the magazine on paper as well as electronic magazine.

Dropcaps shortode is only available in Classic Editor. Click the Shortcode icon on formatting toolbar > choose Dropcap
Dropcap shortcode is defined as follow:



Accordion & Toggle

These are default elements of Visual Composer plugin.

Step 1: Click "plus sign" icon to add contents into Accordion

Step 2: If contents are Text, choose Text Block shortcode

then enter contents in Text Block shortcode and save it

Step 3: After contents are fully added and saved, its result will appear as the image below

Tab

Tab: Create tabs containing post’s content.
Tab is default element of Visual Composer plugin

Step 1: Click "plus sign" icon to add contents into Tab

Step 2: If contents are Text, choose Text Block shortcode

then enter contents in Text Block shortcode and save it

Step 3: After contents are fully added and saved, its result will appear as the image below


Display all attached images in a post. You could use default Media Management of WordPress to insert a gallery into post content



Adsense

The [adsense] shortcode has the following variables/options:
  1. 'pub' - Google Adsense Publisher ID
  2. 'slot' - Google Adsense Slot ID
  3. 'class' - Custom CSS class

Other settings


Widget Custom Variation

In every widgets, there is a textbox called Custom Variation. It is used when you want to customize the widget using custom CSS. The value entered in this textbox is added to the CSS class property of the widget box in front-end, then you can write CSS for this widget

Dark and Light Widgets

To use Dark version of a widget, enter 'dark' into Custom Variation field of that widget

Widget Heading Alignment

To align widget heading to left, center or right, use 'head-center', 'head-left', or 'head-right' value in Custom Variation field of that widget

Sticky Sidebar/Widget

If you want the Primary sidebar to stick at top of the page when users scroll down, go to Theme Options > Single Post > Floating Sidebar and turn on this option. This option only works in Single Post pages.

If you only want the last widget in Primary Sidebar to stick at top of the page, leave above option Off. Then go to Appearance > Widget, enter sticky in Custom Variation field of the last widget in Primary Sidebar.

Absolute Rating Plugin


  1. The Rating plugin is included in the packge (/Installation Files/Plugins/plg-absolute-rating.zip). Once installed, you can access the settings page from Rating menu in admin

  2. Once you have set some default things here, in Post editing page, you will see Review where you can configure more settings or override default settings.
    In addition,rating also allows Guests to evaluate for your posts. Here is the final results: the rating meta box for a post

Easy Tab widget


Easy Tab plugin is included in the package. The Easy Tab widget help you to put two or more widgets into a tab


After installed, you will see there are several (2 by default) sidebars named "Easy Tab Widgets position N". This is where you build tab. Just drag widgets into the sidebar, and use appropriate shortcode to call the tab. For example, we have 2 widgets in "Easy Tab Widgets position 1" like this:


Now to display the tab, use [easy-tab id='1'] shortcode in your desired position, for example in another text widget in another sidebar.


To increase number of tab positions, go to Appearance > Theme Options > General > Number of Easy Tabs. For more information, check Easy Tab document

RTL & Translation


Absolute is a WMPL compatible and multi-language ready theme. To translate this theme:
  • Download and install this tool POEdit
  • Open POEdit and load [/absolute/languages/absolute.po]
  • Translate the text and save the file
  • A file named absolute.mo is created. Rename it with Code Name of your language. For example, de_DE.mo for German - Deutsche. See language code list here http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_in_Your_Language
  • Open [{wordpress root}/wp_config.php] and find this line define('WPLANG', '');. Change it with your language code, for example define('WPLANG', 'de_DE');
Absolute also supports RTL - Right To Left languages. If your language is RTL, go to Appearance > Theme Options > General > RTL mode and check Enable RTL

Licenses


The list might not be complete by accident. Authors who think you owe a license in this theme, please contact us at admin@cactusthemes.com

Support

If you face problems with the installation or customization of our product please do not hesitate to contact us via our support ticket system:

http://ticket.cactusthemes.com/