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Catch Box

Catch Box is simple, lightweight, box shaped, and adaptable WordPress Theme for bloggers and professionals. It is based on HTML5, CSS3 and Responsive Web Design to view in various devices. 10 Best Reasons to use Catch Box Theme. 1. Responsive Web Design, 2. Custom Menus (Primary, Secondary and Footer menus), 3. Theme Options for light, dark, blue, green, red, brown and orange color scheme, custom link colors, three layout choices, two content choices between excerpt and content option in homepage, feed redirection, custom css styles, 4. Featured Sliders where you can define number of slides and post IDs, 5. Social Links (Facebook, Twitter, RSS, Linkedin, Pinterest, etc), 6. Webmaster Tools (Google, Yahoo and Bing site verification ID, Header and Footer codes), 7. Custom Backgrounds, 8. Custom Header, 9. Catchbox Adspace widget to add any type of Advertisements, and 10. Support popular plugins. Multilingual Ready (WPML) and also currently translated in Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Danish, German, French, Polish, Czech, Croatian, Italian, Swedish, Russian, Arabic, Serbian, Dutch, Persian, Hungarian, Slovak, Japanese, Bosnian, Catalan, Romanian, Ukrainian and Lithuanian languages. Theme Support at http://catchthemes.com/support/

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. Custom CSS Styles: 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 from your Catch Themes site at http://catchthemes.com/themes/catch-box/ 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.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 from your Catch Themes site at http://catchthemes.com/themes/catch-box/ to your Desktop
  2. Unzip catch-box.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 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 from your Catch Themes site at http://catchthemes.com/themes/catch-box/ to your Desktop
  2. Unzip catch-box.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 Header
Width: 300px
Height: 125px

Featured Slider
Width: 644px
Height: 320px

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 currently has 4 widgetized areas that are i. Main Sidebar, ii. Footer Area One, iii. Footer Area Two and iv. Footer Area Three. You can add a variety of Widgets to this theme from “Appearance => Widgets” or “Appearance => Customize => Widgets” in WordPress.

Catch Box 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 => 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

    Customizer (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”

    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 & Publish”

    How to change color scheme? #

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

    Layout Options #

    Catch Box has 3 Default Layout options and 2 Content Layout options to choose from “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Layout Options”

    Default Layout
    Once you are in Theme Options, you can select Default Layout, then Check the required Default Layout.

    Content Layout
    Once you are in Content Layout, you can Check the required Content Layout

    Feed Redirect #

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

    How to Change the Excerpt Length? #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Excerpt Options”
    2. Type in the Excerpt Length as in, the number of words, and Read More Text
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”
    1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Move Title and Tagline”
    2. Check option, “Check to move above the Header/Logo Image”
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    How to change default text in search box? #

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

    How to disable search in Header? #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Disable Search in Header?”
    2. Check option, “Check to Disable”
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”
    1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Enable Secondary & Footer Menu in Mobile Devices?”
    2. Check option, “Check to Enable”
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    Custom CSS Options #

    You can add your custom CSS that will overwrite the theme CSS for further design customization through “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Custom CSS Options”, in your WordPress Dashboard.

  • For more detail, click here to watch video Screencast
  • 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…

    Catch Box supports Featured Post Slider. For Featured Slider Options, go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Slider => Slider Options”

    Featured Post Slider

    Features 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 change number of slides and select Featured Post Slider ?#

    1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Slider => Slider Options” from your WordPress Dashboard
    2. Under “Number of Slider”, select the number slides as per your need
    3. Then, under “Featured Page #1, Featured Page #2, Featured Page #3 and Featured Page #4”, select desired page to show in slider
    4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    How exclude Slider post from Homepage posts?#

    1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Slider => Slider Options” from your WordPress Dashboard
    2. Check option, “Check to Exclude Slider post from Homepage posts”
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

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

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

    Social Media Icons #

    Catch Box 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 => Predefined Social Icons”, 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

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