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Catch Kathmandu

Catch Themes has come up with a full-fledged Blog/Corporate premium WordPress theme, Catch Kathmandu! The design is highly customizable and you can tailor the display to your taste with a few easy clicks. Based on HTML5 and CSS3, it is a responsive theme which automatically adapts to the screen’s size, regardless of the devices the visitors use. It has a large screen layout which elegantly extends to 1280 pixels! If you are looking for a clean professional space which accommodates your visuals and yet provides you with ample amount of textual area, Catch Kathmandu is your perfect find. Active community at http://catchthemes.com/support-forum/

Installation using the Administration Panel

You can download Themes directly to your site by using the Add New Themes option in the Appearance sub-menu.

  1. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panel
  2. Go to “Appearance =>Themes”, and then Add New
  3. Type “Catch Kathmandu” in the search box and click on Search
  4. It will show the Catch Kathmandu Thumbnail and details
  5. Click on “Install Now” and then “Activate” to install the Theme

Manual Installation using FTP

To add a new Theme to your WordPress installation, follow these basic steps:

  1. Download Catch Everest from Catch Kathmandu Theme page to your Desktop
  2. Unzip catch-kathmandu.zip to your Desktop
  3. Using an FTP client to access your host web server, go to /wp-content/themes/ and make sure that you do not already have a Catch Everest folder installed
  4. If you do, then back it up and remove it from /wp-content/themes/ before uploading your copy of Catch Kathmandu Theme
  5. Upload Catch Kathmandu to /wp-content/themes/
  6. Activate Catch Everest through “Appearance => Themes” in your WordPress Dashboard

Always Set Featured Images

This Theme relies heavily on Featured Images. If your post is missing a Featured Image, the Post Image will not show up on the homepage, in archived pages and on the Featured Post Slider. Read more about Featured Images

How to add Featured Image in Post/Page?

  1. Open the editor of the post/page where you want to display image, and locate the Featured Image module in the bottom right corner under Page Attributes. Click on Choose a Featured Image.
  2. Then you can either upload the image from your computer or select the existing image from your media library and click on Set Featured Image. Click to view screenshot

Image Sizes

Feature Post Slider
Width: 1280px
Height: 550px

Featured Image in Homepage and Archive Page
Width: 750px
Height: 499px

Small Thumbnail
Width: 360px
Height: 240px

Regenerate Thumbnails

If you have just changed your Theme then you need to regenerate image thumbnail for Posts published prior to activating this Theme. You can simply install Regenerate Thumbnails Plugin. Then Regenerate Thumbnails through “Tools => Regen. Thumbnails” in your WordPress Dashboard.

Widgets and Sidebars

Catch Kathmandu Pro currently has 6 widgetized areas (Sidebars) that are 1. Main, 2. Header Right, 3. Footer Area One, 4. Footer Area Two, 5. Footer Area Three and 6. Footer Area Four.
You can add a variety of Widgets to this Theme through “Appearance => Widgets” in WordPress. We have added 1 custom widgets: 1. Catch Kathmandu Social that you can use in addition to WordPress default widgets.

For more widgetized areas and custom widgets upgrade to Catch Kathmandu Pro.

Menus

This theme supports “Custom Menus”. You can create Custom Menu through “Appearance => Menus” page in your WordPress Dashboard. Don’t forget to assign your custom menu as Primary Menu to display it as the main menu. It also has one other menus, namely Secondary Menu. Read More

Theme Options

You can customize this Theme using cool additional features through “Appearance => Theme Options” in your WordPress Dashboard.

Responsive Design

Catch Kathmandu is a responsive WordPress Theme that automatically adapts to the screen’s size, ensuring that your content is always displayed beautifully no matter what device visitors are using. But if you don’t want the design to change as per the devices then you can disable the Responsive Design through “Appearance => Theme Options => Responsive Design” in your WordPress Dashboard.

Backgrounds

Custom background is another great feature of WordPress that is supported by this Theme. You can add in your cool background image or just play with the color through “Appearance => Background”.

How to Change Favicon?

  1. Click on Theme Options under Appearance in your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Go to Favicon Options and see the default Favicon preview
  3. Now click on Change Favicon button
  4. Browse the Favicon image from desired location and upload it
  5. Your Favicon should have a .ico extension
  6. A simple way to ensure this is to search for Favicon generators online where you can upload your image and download it in the desired extension
  7. Once the upload is complete, click on Insert Into Post
  8. Finally, save changes and see the preview

How to Change Web Clip Icon Image?

  1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Web Clip Icon Options” in your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Then Click on Change Web Clip Icon button
  3. Browse the Web Clip Icon from desired location and upload it
  4. Once the upload in completed. click on insert into the Post
  5. Click on Save button. Now you can see the previews

How to Replace/Add Header Logo/Image?

  1. Go to Header under Appearance in your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Now click on Choose File and select an image from the desired location and click on Upload
  3. Then you will see “Crop Header Image” box where you can use your mouse and select an area to crop in the image
  4. Finally, click on Crop and Publish

How to Move Site Title and Site Description before Header/Logo Image?

  1. This option is only available in Catch Kathmandu Pro Theme

How to Disable Header Right Sidebar?

  1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Header Right Sidebar” in your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Then check on Click to Disable and Save Changes

How to Add or Replace Widgets in Header Right Sidebar?

  1. Click on “Appearance => Widgets”
  2. Just Drag and Drop the Widgets you want in your Header Right Sidebar and Save Changes

How to Add Header Featured Image?

  1. Click on “Appearance => Theme Options => Header Image Options”
  2. Then select the options you want, upload the image and save changes

Content Featured Image

Catch Kathmandu also has Content Featured Image Layout displayed on Homepage, Archive, Pages and Posts. You can choose the various image sizes or just disable it in “Content Featured Image Size” through “Appearance => Theme Options => Content Featured Image Options” from your WordPress Dashboard. Further, you can select Featured Image Options for individual Pages and Posts through “Catch Kathmandu Options” meta box below the Post and Page editors.

Sidebar Layout Options

Catch Kathmandu has 3 Sidebar Layout Options to choose from: 1. Right Sidebar, 2. Left Sidebar and 3. No Sidebar. You can customize sidebars through “Appearance => Theme Options => Layout Options” in your WordPress Dashboard. Further, you can select custom layout for individual Pages and Posts through “Catch Kathmandu Options” meta box below the Post and Page editors.

For more layout options, you can upgrade to Catch Kathmandu Pro theme.

Content Layout

Catch Kathmandu also has Content Layout from which you can choose to set your blog / archives for “Full Content Display” or “Excerpt/Blog Display”. You can customize through “Appearance => Theme Options => Layout Options” from your WordPress Dashboard.

Color Options

Catch Kathmandu Pro has 2 different color schemes that you can choose from.

But if you want the option to customize individual colors of texts through “Appearance => Theme Options => Color Options” in your WordPress Dashboard. Then you need to upgrade to Catch Kathmandu Pro theme.

How to change Font Family?

  1. This option is only available in Catch Kathmandu Pro Theme

How to Change the Text in Search Box?

  1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Search Text Settings” in your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Then type in the text you want consistently displayed in the Search Box and save changes

How to change the Excerpt Length and More Tag Text?

  1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Excerpt / More Tag Settings” in your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Type in the Number of Words and More Tag Text
  3. Save Changes

How to Redirect Feed to Feedburner / or any other URL

  1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Feed Redirect” in your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Add in the URL in which you wish to redirect your feed
  3. Save your changes

Enable and Disable Comments

  1. This option is only available in Catch Kathmandu Pro Theme

Footer Editor Option

You can access the information in the footer through “Footer Editor Option”. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Footer Editor Option”. This option is only available in Catch Kathmandu Pro Theme.

Custom CSS

This is a very cool feature in Catch Themes. With the help of this Custom CSS box, you can change the CSS without creating a Child Theme. You can add your custom CSS that will overwrite the Theme CSS for further more design customization through “Appearance => Theme Options => Custom CSS” in your WordPress Dashboard.

Homepage Headline

This Theme gives you an option to add the headline or an announcement to display to your visitors. This headline comes with default text. You have the option of changing headline and sub-headline text or disabling it through “Appearance => Theme Options => Homepage Settings => Homepage Headline Options” in your WordPress Dashboard.

Homepage Featured Content Options

Homepage Featured Content Options give you the ability to showcase your portfolio, photos, articles or services in Homepage. By default, this featured content is shown with default images and texts. You can either change the image and text or disable it through “Appearance => Theme Options => Homepage Settings => Homepage Featured Content Options” in your WordPress Dashboard.

How to Enable Latest Posts in Homepage?

  1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Homepage Settings => Homepage / Frontpage Settings” in your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Next to “Enable Latest Post or Page?”, check the box that says “Check to Enable”
  3. Save Changes

How to Set Certain Categories to Display in Homepage / Frontpage?

  1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Homepage Settings => Homepage / Frontpage Settings” in your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Then select the categories you want
  3. You may select multiple categories by holding down the CTRL key
  4. Click on Save Changes button

How to add static page instead of latest posts in Homepage?

  1. Go to “Settings => Readings” from your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Then select “A static page (select below)” from “Frontpage displays” option
  3. Then from “Front Page” select the page that you want to set as Homepage
  4. Click on Save Changes

How to set static page as Blog?

  1. Go to “Settings => Readings” from your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Then select “A static page (select below)” from “Frontpage displays” option
  3. Then from “Posts page” select the page that you want to set as Blog
  4. Click on Save button

Featured Slider

Catch Kathmandu supports 2 different Featured Sliders to choose from 1. Featured Post Slider and 2. Featured Category Slider. But if you want to add either Featured Page Slider or an independent Featured Image Slider then you need to upgrade to Catch Kathmandu Pro Theme.

Featured Post Slider:
Featured Post Slider is created to highlight your Posts through a slider. So, first you need to create a Post and then add Featured Image to the Post. Then you should remember your Post ID and follow these steps.

  1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Featured Slider” in your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Under Slider Options select Slider Type as Featured Post Slider
  3. Here you can also change the number of slides, slider effects and timing
  4. Under Featured Post Slider Options, simply insert the ID numbers for Posts in the boxes, one Post ID number in each box
  5. Save your changes

Note:
* When you add the Post IDs, make sure your posts have Featured Images
* If you are unable to find post IDs, please install Catch IDs Plugin to find the Post IDs

Featured Category Slider:
Featured Category Slider is created to highlight your Posts of a particular category. So, first you need to create various Posts, add Featured Image to every Post and assign it to a particular category. Then you should remember your Category Name and follow these steps.

  1. Go to Appearance => Theme Options => Featured Slider in your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Under Slider Options Select Slider Type as Category Slider Click on Featured Category Slider Options and select Category
  3. Click on Save Changes button

Note:
* Always add Featured Image in your Post.

Social Media Icons

Catch Kathmandu has custom social icons for various social networking sites. You can activate the social icons you want by adding in your social profile links through “Appearance => Theme Options => Social Links” in your WordPress Dashboard. After adding you can add social icons in your sidebar with the use of Catch Kathmandu Social Widgets from “Appearance => Widgets”.

How to Insert Site Verification IDs?

  1. This option is only available in Catch Kathmandu Pro Theme

How to Insert Analytics / Other Scripts in Header/Footer?

  1. Go to Appearance in your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click on Webmaster Tools under Theme Options
  3. Click on Header and Footer Codes
  4. Here you can add in various scripts like, google, facebook etc.
  5. Enter the script in upper text area, for text you want to load on Header
  6. Enter the script in lower text area, for text you want to load on Footer
  7. Click on Save button

Embed Multimedia into Posts or Pages

For externally hosted videos (for example a YouTube or Vimeo video), you can directly paste the link of your video page into the content editor. You do not necessarily have to paste the embed code in the content. WordPress will automatically embed the video from the link.

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