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Premium WordPress Themes and WordPress Templates for Diverse Range of Web Publishers

Table Of Contents

1.Basics

What is WordPress?

According to WordPress.org, themes are collections of files “that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a weblog.” In simple, a WordPress theme is what controls the functionality, the look, and the feel of a WordPress website. WordPress themes come in a variety of flavors, from basic, free themes to more complex, premium themes. The key takeaway about WordPress themes for any beginner is that at any moment a WordPress website’s theme may be changed without adversely affecting the actual content of the website.

Do your themes work on WordPress.com websites?

WordPress.com and the software you download from WordPress.org are two entirely different things. Because of the way WordPress.com’s technical infrastructure is designed, we are not able to support upload custom WordPress themes and plugin on WordPress.com. WordPress.com is brought to you by some of the same folks who work on WordPress, the Open Source blogging software. WordPress.com utilizes the same WordPress software which you can download at WordPress.org. For more info, please see this post.

What are WordPress themes?

According to WordPress.org, themes are collections of files “that work together to produce a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for a weblog.” In simple, a WordPress theme is what controls the functionality, the look, and the feel of a WordPress website. WordPress themes come in a variety of flavors, from basic, free themes to more complex, premium themes. The key takeaway about WordPress themes for any beginner is that at any moment a WordPress website’s theme may be changed without adversely affecting the actual content of the website.

2.Customization

How do I customize my theme?

All our themes comes with Theme Options page which will allow you to easily customize your website with clicks. So, now you All our themes come with Theme Options page which will allow you to easily customize your website with clicks. So, now you no longer need to be a designer or a programmer to build custom websites. Theme Options allow you to toggle on and off features, adjust layouts, change colors, fonts, logo, favicon, background, add social links and custom CSS. If you want to customize our themes beyond those options available to you on the theme options page, you will need to either use your php, html, css, and javascript skills or hire a customizer who will work for you. We are unable to teach you how to code, but we are happy to point you to resources so you can learn.

Resources for learning these skills:

Can you help me customize my site?

We can’t provide extensive help in terms of modifications. If you are requesting modification help, which only requires us to publish 3 or 4 lines of code, we will be glad to assist you. However, if your query requires more than that amount of code to be published, we can only provide guidance and you would then need to hire a customizer. Customization questions are assigned lower priority than questions pertaining the installation, setup or usage of our products.

I downloaded a theme from Catch Themes. What do I do next?

You can view theme installation instructions on page.

How to Find the Post ID

Sometimes it is necessary to know the ID of a particular Post. For example, you need to know the post ID to add in the Featured Post Slider in our theme. To determine that ID, use one of these methods:

Look in your browser status bar for the ID:

  1. Go to Posts => All Posts in your WordPress Admin Panel
  2. Hover your mouse over the “item” you need the ID for.
  3. Look at the status bar (at the bottom of your browser) and then you will find at the end of the line something like “post=123″. In these cases, 123 is the Post ID.

Install a plugin:
Install and activate Catch ID’s Plugin which will display the ID in your Post admin panel.

Setting Featured Image

It is always recommended to add featured image in your Posts and Pages. Our themes are highly dependent on Featured Images.

Setting Featured Image
Open the editor of the post or page where you want to display a unique custom header image, and locate the Featured Image module in the bottom right corner under Page Attributes. Click Choose a Featured Image.

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Adding Feature Post Slider

All our Free themes only have Featured Post Slider. But if you upgrade to Pro or Premium themes then you will have Featured Image slider and so on. Featured Post Slider is created to highlight your posts in the slider. To add the feature post slider, just follow the steps as below:

  1. 1. First create the Post and don’t forget to add in the Featured Image in the post as this image is used in the slider. Click here to see how to add Featured Image.
  2. Then get the ID of the post. When you edit your post or write a post, you will see the ID in your browser address bar. But if you cannot find it then Click here to see how to find post ID.
  3. Then go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Featured Post Slider”.
  4. Add in the post ID that you want to highlight

3.Installation

How does the payment process work? When will I get my themes?

After you select the theme and click on “Buy This Theme”. You will reach the Checkout page where you will need to fill in short details and then click on “Buy Now Using PayPal” which will redirect you to paypal payment page. Just login to paypal and make the payment. After your payment has been completed, you will see a payment completion message on thank you page and you will be automatically redirected to your account page, where you can see and download your purchased goods.

But if you failed to create the account through this process then we have Direct Payment System ( http://catchthemes.com/direct-payment/ ) where you can just buy it directly.

What is an FTP client and how is it used?

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is application software which is used to transfer files between a web server and a computer over a TCP-based network, such as the Internet. We recommend FileZilla, open-source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Put simply, an FTP client is what most website owners use when they need to download, edit, and upload their website’s files. Most FTP connections require a hostname, a username, and a password. These are most often supplied by web hosting providers in the following form:

  • FTP Host: ftp.example.com
  • FTP User: user@example.com or user
  • FTP Password: password

Read more information about FTP Clients in the WordPress Codex.

4.Update

How do I upgrade my theme to latest version?

To upgrade your theme to the latest version, you need to download the latest theme ZIP file in your account page of Catch Themes and replace your theme folder with this new folder. You will be notified about the updates of the themes. A sub menu “CatchThemes Update” will be visible under the Dashboard menu if new update of your downloaded themes are available.

How do I upgrade my theme to the latest version?

If you choose to upgrade, and you have modified core theme files, you will need to apply those customizations to the new theme files. There is no way around this. If you are making a child theme of our themes and doing all the customizations in the child theme, then you don’t need to repeat the customization and can simply replace the parent theme folder with the latest version folder of the respective theme.