Catch Box Pro

Catch Box Pro is an advance version of our popular theme Catch Box. It is based on HTML5, CSS3 and Responsive Web Design to view in various devices. Some of the additional features includes: featured image slider, option for full width slider, disable responsive layout, header option for margins, image and search, color options, additional color scheme, font family options, font size options, additional default layout options, additional optional sidebar for homepage, archive, pages, and posts, homepage category setting, more tag text options, and footer editor options. Multilingual Ready (WPML) and also currently translated in Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Danish, Germany, French, Polish, Czech, Croatian, Italian, Swedish, Russian, Arabic, Serbian, Dutch, Persian, Hungarian, Slovak, Japanese, Bosnian, Catalan, Romanian and Ukrainian. Private Support Forum at http://catchthemes.com/support-forum/forum/catch-box-pro-premium/

Features in “Catch Box” Free Theme:

  1. Responsive Design
  2. Site Identity: Option to add/edit Logo and Site Icon (Favicon/Web Clip Icon)
  3. Color Options: Light, Dark, Blue, Green, Red, Brown, Orange Color Scheme, Header Text and Background color, option to change Link Color
  4. Header Image: Option to set Custom header image, change Header Image Position
  5. Background Image: Option to select Background Image
  6. Menus: Option to use Primary, Secondary Menu and Footer Menu
  7. Static Front Page: Option to choose Front page displays
  8. Homepage Headline Options: Option to enable/disable Homepage Headline, edit Homepage Text, edit Homepage Subheadline Text, edit Homepage Headline Button Text, enable/disable Homepage Subheadline, enable/disable Homepage Button
  9. Layout Options:
    1. Default Layout: Option to choose from i. Content on left ii. Content on right and iii. One-column, no sidebar
    2. Content Layout: Option to choose from i. Show excerpt and ii. Show full content
  10. Excerpt/More Tag Settings: Option to change Excerpt Length and More Tag Text
  11. Search Text Settings: Option to change Default Display Text in Search
  12. Feed Redirect: Option to add Feedburner URL
  13. Additional CSS: Option to add your own CSS style to change the design as per you need
  14. Featured Slider : Option to enable/disable featured content on Homepage/FrontPage or entire site , option to select Transition Effect, Transition Delay and Transition Length of slides and Select Slider Type
  15. Social Links: 20 different social icons to choose from
  16. Widget Areas: 4 Widget areas. That is, i. Main Sidebar, ii. Footer Area One, iii. Footer Area Two and iv. Footer Area Three.

Additional Features in “Catch Box Pro” Premium Theme:

  1. Responsive Design: Addition Option to enable/disable responsive design
  2. Menus: Option to Enable Secondary and Footer Menu in Mobile Devices and Hide Mobile Menu Labels
  3. Header Image: Additional option to disable Header Right Image, Select Margin for Image
  4. Header Options: Option to enable/disable header right sidebar, change Header Top Margin, change Header Right Margin, change Header Bottom Margin and change Header Left Margin
  5. Font Family Options: Option to choose Default Font Family, Site Title & Description Font Family, Headings Font Family and Content Font Family
  6. Font Size Options: Option to choose from Default Font Size, Default Line Height, Site Title Font Size, Site Title Line Height, Site Description Font Size, Site Description Line Height, Page/Post Title Font Size, H1 Font Size, H2 Font Size, H3 Font Size, H4 Font Size, Heading Line Height, Content Font Size, Content Line Height
  7. Layout Options:
    1. Default Layout: Additional 2 options i. No Sidebar(Full Width), ii. No Sidebar
  8. Homepage Category Setting: Select option to show post from selective category
  9. Excerpt/More tag Setting: Option to change More Tag Text and Excerpt Length
  10. Comment Options: Option to Enable/Disable comments
  11. Footer Editor Option: Option for edit/delete footer text
  12. Scroll Up: Option to enable/disable scroll up
  13. Update Notifier: Option to enable/disable Theme Update notifications
  14. Custom Color Options: Additional option to use color picker option to change Main Background Color, Header Background, Slider Background Color, Content Background Color, Article Background Color, Footer Background Color, Footer Sidebar Background Color, Widget Background Color, Site Title and Description Color, Site Title Hover Color, Title Color, Title Hoveer Color, Slider Text Color, Meta Description Color, Text Color, Sidebar Widget Title Color, Sidebar Widget Text Color, Menu Background Color, Menu Text Color, Sub-Menu Background Color, Scroll Up Background Color, Scroll Up Text Color
  15. Featured Slider Options: Additional 3 featured slider types, which makes a total of 4 featured slider types: i. Featured Post Slider, Featured Page Slider, Featured Category Slider and Featured Image Slider
  16. Comment Options: Option to enable/disable comments, notes and website field
  17. Feed Redirect: Option to redirect your feed to feedburner
  18. Footer Editor Option: Option to edit/delete footer text
  19. Header Right Options: New header right sidebar widget area. Where you can add widget to replace default right sidebar content or add more widgets to header right sidebar. Also have option to disable header right sidebar
  20. Widget Areas: Additional 10 widget areas which makes a total of 14 widget areas. That is, Main Sidebar, Header Top Sidebar, Homepage Right Sidebar, Homepage Sidebar, Archive Sidebar, Page Sidebar, Post Sidebar, Optional Sidebar One, Optional Sidebar Two,Optional Sidebar Three, Woo Commerce Sidebar, Footer Area One, Footer Area Two and Footer Area Three
  21. E-commerce Ready: It supports WooCommerce plugin
  22. Multi-language Ready: It supports WPML plugin

Installation Using the WordPress Administration Panel #

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

  1. Download Catch Box Pro from your Catch Themes member My-Account to your Desktop
  2. Log in to the WordPress Administration Panel
  3. Go to “Appearance => Themes => Add New”
  4. Click on “Uploads” and Browse the downloaded file catch-box-pro.zip from the desktop where you have it downloaded
  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 Box Pro from your Catch Themes member My-Account to your Desktop
  2. Unzip catch-box-pro.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-box-pro folder installed. If you do, then back it up and remove it from /wp-content/themes/ before uploading your copy of Catch Box
  4. Upload Catch Box to /wp-content/themes/
  5. Activate Catch Box through “Appearance => Themes”, in your WordPress Dashboard

Updating Theme Using the Administration Panel #

You can update Themes directly from the Administration Panel using Catch Updater plugin. Click here to read details about Catch Updater plugin.

Updating Theme Using FTP

To update Theme though FTP, follow these basic steps:

  1. Download Catch Box Pro from your Catch Themes member My-Account to your Desktop
  2. Unzip catch-box-pro.zip to your Desktop
  3. Using an FTP client to access your host web server, go to /wp-content/themes/ and upload your new copy of Catch Box Theme which shall replace the old files

This theme relies heavily on Featured Images. If your post is missing a Featured Image, the post image will not show up on homepage, on archived pages and on Featured Page Slider. Click Here to see how to add Featured Image in your Post/Page.

Image Sizes:

Featured Slider Large
Width: 980px
Height: 400px

Featured Slider
Width: 640px
Height: 318px

Header Image
Width: 300px (Flexible)
Height: 120px (Flexible)

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 thSet Featured Image bottom right corner under Page Attributes. Click on Set 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
  3. For more detail, click here to watch video Screencast

Regenerate Thumbnails #

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

Widgets #

Catch Box Pro currently has 14 widgetized areas that are Main Sidebar, Header Top Sidebar, Homepage Right Sidebar, Homepage Sidebar, Archive Sidebar, Page Sidebar, Post Sidebar, Optional Sidebar One, Optional Sidebar Two,Optional Sidebar Three, Woo Commerce Sidebar, Footer Area One, Footer Area Two and Footer Area Three Footer Area Three. You can add a variety of Widgets to this theme from “Appearance => Widgets” or “Appearance => Customize => Widgets” in WordPress.

Catch Box Pro offers exciting Menu Options! This theme supports and recommends using “Custom Menus”. You can create Custom Menu through “Appearance => Menus” from your WordPress Dashboard.

Select Menu Locations
You can assign your custom menu in 2 different locations. You assign it either from “Appearance => Customize => Menus => Menu Locations” or from “Appearance => Menus => Manage Locations”
Select your Custom Menu as Primary Menu to display it as the Main Menu, which will replace the default Page Menu
Select your Custom Menu as Secondary Menu to display Menu below Primary Menu
Footer Menu to add menu to the footer

Theme Options #

You can customize this theme using cool additional features through Customizer at “Appearance => Customize” from your WordPress Dashboard.

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Site Identity
  2. You can replace the default logo by clicking on it, or click on “Change Image”
  3. Then you can either upload the image from your computer or select the existing image from your media library
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to add Site Icon (Favicon/Web Clip Icon)? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Site Identity => Site Icon”
  2. Click on “Select Image” and then you can either upload the image from your computer or select the existing image from your media library
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”
  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Image”
  2. Click on “Add New Image” to add new header image
  3. Then you can either upload the image from your computer or select the existing image from your media library
  4. Click on “Select and Crop” and you can either crop image or skip cropping
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: If you want to move header Image Position, choose the position of header below “Featured Header Image Position”

Catch Box Pro offers exciting Menu Options! This theme supports and recommends using “Custom Menus”. You can create Custom Menu through “Appearance => Menus” from your WordPress Dashboard.

  • For more detail, Click here to watch video Screencast
  • Select Menu Locations
    You can assign your custom menu in 2 different locations. You assign it either from “Appearance => Theme Options => Menu Options” or from “Appearance => Menus => Manage Locations”
    Select your Custom Menu as Primary Menu to display it as the Main Menu, which will replace the default Page Menu
    Select your custom menu as Secondary Menu to display Menu below Primary Menu

    How to disable Responsive Design? #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Responsive Design”
    2. Uncheck “Display Header Text” and it will not display header text
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    Mobile Menu Options

    You can find following options under Mobile Menu Options:

    How to change Primary, Secondary and Footer Mobile Menu Label? #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Mobile Menu Options”
    2. Under “Primary Mobile Menu Label”, “Secondary Mobile Menu Label” and “Footer Mobile Menu Label” change label as per your need
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    How to enable secondary and footer menu in mobile and hide mobile menu label #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Mobile Menu Options”
    2. Check option “Check to enable secondary and footer menu in mobile” to enable secondary and footer menu in mobile
    3. Then, Check option “Check to hide mobile menu label” to hide mobile menu label
    4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    How to disable Header Right Sidebar? #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Header Options”
    2. Check option “Check to disable header right sidebar”
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    How to change Header Top Margin, Header Right Margin, Header Bottom Margin and Header Left Margin? #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Header Options”
    2. Under “Header Top Margin, Header Right Margin, Header Bottom Margin and Header Left Margin” change margin as per your need
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    How to change default text in search box? #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Search Text Settings”
    2. Change the text below “Display Default Text in Search”
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    How to select different font for different sections? #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Font Family Options”
    2. Select desired font below each given section
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    How to select different font for different sections? #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Font Size Options”
    2. Select desired font size below each given section
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    Layout Options #

    Catch Box has 5 Default Layout and 2 Content Layout Options “Appearance => Theme Options => Layout Options”

    Default Layout
    Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the box below “Default Layout Options” which will set our site layout. Further, you have the choice of selecting custom layout for individual pages and posts through “Catch Box Options => Layout Options”, which you shall find below individual posts and pages, when you click on them for adding/editing.

    Content Layout
    Once you are in Content Layout, you can Check the box below “Content Layout” which will set layout.

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

    1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Front Page Category Settings”
    2. Then select the category you want, and you may select multiple categories by holding down the CTRL key(windows)
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    How to Change the Excerpt Length and More Tag Text? #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Excerpt Length in Words”
    2. Type in the Excerpt Length, the number of words, and More Tag Text
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    Feed Redirect #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Feed Redirect URL”
    2. Add Feed link below “Feed Redirect url”
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    Comment Options #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Comment Options”
    2. Under “Comment Option” select desired option from Use WordPress setting, Disable in Pages and Disable Completely
    3. To disable website field, check option “Check to Disable Website Field”
    4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”
    1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Footer Editor”
    2. Under Footer Left Content you can add html or plain text
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    Additional CSS #

    You can add your own CSS style to change the design as per you need that will overwrite the theme CSS for further design customization through “Appearance => Additional CSS”, in your WordPress Dashboard.

    Note: If you are doing heavy customization and adding lot of custom css then we recommended to build Child Theme and add it in your child theme style.css file. Read More about child theme…

    How to disable Scrollup feature? #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Scrollup Options”
    2. Check option “Check to disable scroll up”
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    How to disable Theme Update Notifications? #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Update Notifier Options”
    2. Check option “Check to disable update notifier”
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    Color #

    Catch Box Pro has 2 color options which are 1. Basic Colors and 2. Custom Color Options, In Basic Color option there are 7 different color schemes that you can choose from and also option to change Header Text Color and Background Color. In Custom color option you can further customize individual colors of various elements in the site Header Background Color, Slider Background Color, Content Background Color, Article Background Color, Footer Background Color, Footer Sidebar Background Color, Widget Background Color, Site Title Hover Color, Title Color, Title Hover Color, Slider Text Color, Meta Description Color, Text Color, Link Color, Sidebar Widget Title Color, Sidebar Widget Text Color, Menu Background Color, Menu Text Color, Menu Hover Background Color, Menu hover Text Color, Menu Active Background Color, Menu Active Text Color, Sub-Menu Background Color, Sub-Menu Text Color and Scroll Up Text Color

    To change the colors, go to “Appearance => Customize => Color.

    How to Change Color scheme? #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Color => Basic Colors”
    2. Then select the desired color scheme
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    How to change Custom Color? #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Custom Color”
    2. Then select desired color from color picker to the respective areas
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    How to add Background Image? #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Background Image”
    2. Then you can either upload the image from your computer or select the existing image from your media library
    3. Finally, click on “Save”

    Catch Box Pro supports 4 featured slider types to choose from: Post Slider, Page Slider, Category Slider and Image Slider. For Featured Slider Options, go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Select Slider Type”.

    How to enable Featured Slider?#

    1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Featured Slider => Slider Options ” from your WordPress Dashboard
    2. To enable slider, select “Homepage/Frontpage or Entire Site” option under “Enable Slider”
    3. Under “Slider Type”, Select Slider Type as “Page Slider, Page Slider, Category Slider or Image Slider”
    4. Finally, click on “Save”

    Post Slider

    Post slider is created to highlight your Post in the slider. So, first you need to create a Post and then add Featured Image to the Post.

    How to enable Post Slider?#

    1. Make sure Featured Slider is enabled
    2. Under “Slider Type”, Select Slider Type as “Post Slider”
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    Note:
    When you select post, make sure your post have Featured Image. Click here to watch our Video Screencast to add Featured Image.

    Page Slider

    Page slider is created to highlight your Page in the slider. So, first you need to create a Page and then add Featured Image to the Page.

    How to enable Page Slider?#

    1. Make sure Featured Slider is enabled
    2. Under “Slider Type”, Select Slider Type as ” Page Slider”
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    Note:
    When you select page, make sure your page have Featured Image. Click here to watch our Video Screencast to add Featured Image.

    Category Slider

    Category slider is created to highlight your posts from specific categories in the slider. So, first you need to create a Post, add Featured Image to the post and assign posts to specific category.

    How to enable Category Slider?#

    1. Make sure Featured Slider is enabled
    2. Under “Slider Type”, Select Slider as ” Category Slider”
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    Note:
    When you select categories, make sure your posts in those categories have Featured Image. Click here to watch our Video Screencast to add Featured Image.

    Image Slider

    Image Slider is created to highlight independent images in the slider. This slider gives you full control to upload your own independent image, with title (optional), content (optional), optional link and target. Just use the following simple steps to add in the Image Slider.

    How to enable Image Slider?#

    1. Make sure Featured Slider is enabled
    2. Under “Slider Type”, Select Slider Type as “Image Slider”
    3. Finally, click on “Save”

    Note:
    When you select page, make sure your page have Featured Image. Click here to watch our Video Screencast to add Featured Image.

    How to change Transition Effect, Transition Delay and Transition Length on Slider?#

    1. Make sure Featured Slider is enabled
    2. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Featured Slider => Slider Effect Options” from your WordPress Dashboard
    3. To change Transition Effect, select option under “Transition Effect”
    4. To change Transition Delay, change number of second(s) under “Transition Delay” as per your need
    5. To change Transition Length, change number of second(s) under “Transition Length” as per your need
    6. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    How to change number of slides and select Featured Page?#

    1. Make sure Featured Slider is enabled
    2. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Featured Slider => Slider Options” from your WordPress Dashboard
    3. Under “Number fo Slides”, select the number slides as per your need
    4. Then, Featured Image Slider Option select Featured Page as: “Featured Page #1, Featured Page #2, Featured Page #3 and Featured Page #4”, select desired page to show in slider
    5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    Social Media Icons #

    Catch Base Pro 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 => Customize => Social Links => Social Links”, in your WordPress Dashboard.

    Further, you can add your own custom social image, title, links through “Appearance => Customize => Social Links => Custom Social Links”, in your WordPress Dashboard.

    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.

    Webmaster Tools #

    We have moved Webmaster Tools to our plugin Catch Web Tools for better management and data access. So, just install Catch Web Tools plugin and activate “Webmaster Tools” from Catch Web Tools plugin dashboard. You can verify your site on Google, Yahoo and Bing by adding in the IDs in the respective boxes through “Catch Web Tools => Webmaster Tools” in your WordPress Dashboard. Further, you can add in the Google Analytic. Adding scripts in Header and Footer does not require you to edit codes through Webmaster Tools.

    How to Insert Site Verification IDs?

    1. Go to “Catch Web Tools => Webmaster Tools => Site Verification” in your WordPress Dashboard
    2. Enter the Site Verification ID (Google, Yahoo, Bing) wherever you wish to verify your site
    3. Click on Save Changes button

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

    1. Go to “Catch Web Tools => Webmaster Tools => Header and Footer Scripts” in your WordPress Dashboard
    2. Here you can add in various scripts like, google, facebook etc.
    3. Enter the script in upper text area, for text you want to load on Header
    4. Enter the script in lower text area, for text you want to load on Footer
    5. Click on Save Changes button

    Translating Your Theme with WPML#

    Basic Setup
    Catch Box Pro is WPML-compatible, that means all the text in this theme can be translated to the language of your choice. To begin, be sure you have the WPML Plugin installed and activated, along with WPML String Translation plugin.

    For First Time Setup
    To set up WPML for the first time, follow their Getting Started Guide.
    To begin translating, select WPML (in the Dashboard menu) => String Translation. You should see a list of the strings in the theme, with blue translation links to the right. Click these links to reveal the list of languages you use on your blog and the associated translations. Go to this link for more details.

    Translating your content
    To translate your posts, pages and custom data types, go to this link

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    * WPML for multi-language
    * WP-PageNavi for Numeric Pagination
    * Regenerate Thumbnails to for Regenerating Thumbnails
    * Jetpack for Infinite Scroll, Gallery, Stats, Image CDN and many more