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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/ and Demo at http://catchthemes.com/demo/catch-kathmandu/

Features in “Catch Kathmandu” Free Theme:

  1. Responsive Design
  2. Site Identity: Option to add/edit Logo and Site Icon (Favicon/Web Clip Icon)
  3. Color Options: Light(Blue), Dark and Light(Black )Color Scheme, Header Text and Background color
  4. Header Image: Option to set Custom header image/logo, image enable/disable featured header image, add alt, title and link/URL and open link in new windows/tab
  5. Background Image: Option to select Background Image
  6. Menus: Option to use Primary Menu and Secondary Menu
  7. 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
  8. Homepage Featured Content:Option to enable/disable Featured Content, Edit Headline and Select number of Featured Content
  9. Homepage/Frontpage Settings: Option to enbale/disable Latest Posts on homepage and select Hompage posts categories
  10. Responsive Design: Option to enable/disable Responsive Design and enable/disable Secondary Menu in Mobile Devices
  11. Header Options: Option to enable/disable Header Right Sidebar
  12. Content Featured Image Sizes: Option to choose Content Featured Image Size from Full Image, Slider Image or Featured Image
  13. Layout Options:
    1. Sidebar Layout Options: Option to choose from i. Right Sidebar ii. Left Sidebar and iii. No Sidebar
    2. Full Content Display: Option to choose from i. Full Content Display and ii. Excerpt/Blog Display
  14. Search Text Settings: Option to change Default Display Text in Search
  15. Excerpt/More Tag Settings: Option to change Excerpt Length and More Tag Text
  16. Feed Redirect: Option to add Feedburner URL
  17. Custom CSS: Option to add your own CSS style to change the design as per you need
  18. Srcoll Up: Option to enable/disable Scroll Up feauture
  19. 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
  20. Widget Areas: 4 widget areas registered. That is, i.Main Sidebar, ii. Header Right Sidebar, iii.Footer Area One, iv. Footer Aream Two, v. Footer Area Three and vi. Footer Area Four.
  21. Tools: Option to change Header and Footer Codes
  22. Social Links: 30 different social icons to choose from

Additional Features in Premium WordPress Theme “Catch Kathmandu Pro”:

  1. Header Image: Additional option to select featured header image position
  2. Menus: Additional 1 Menus which totals to 3 custom menus: Primary Menu, Secondary Menu and Footer Menu
  3. Color: Options customize individual colors of various elements in the site through Color Picker options categorized in section such as Color Scheme Options, Primary Menu Color Options, Secondary Menu Color Options, Footer Menu Color Options, Reset Menu Color, Slider Color Options, Homepage Headline Color Options and Site Color Options
  4. Promotion Headline Options (Homepage Headline Options): Additional Option to enable Promotion Headline on Homepage/Frontpage, Entire Site or Disable and option to Open Link in New Window
  5. Layout Options:
    1. Sidebar Layout Options: Addition 2 Option to choose from which makes total of 5, i. Right Sidebar ii. Left Sidebar, iii. No Sidebar, iv. No Sidebar,Full Width and v. No Sidebar,One Column
    2. WooCommerce Layout Options: Option to choose from which makes total of 5, i. Right Sidebar ii. Left Sidebar, iii. No Sidebar, iv. No Sidebar,Full Width and v. No Sidebar,One Column
  6. Font Family Options: Option to choose font for Default Font Family, Site Title Font Family, Site Tagline Font Family, Content Title Font Family, Content Body Font Family and Headings Tags from h1 to h6 Font Family
  7. Update Notifier: Option to enable/disable Theme Update notifications
  8. Featured Slider: Additional option to choose from Featured Page Slider and Featured Image Slider
  9. Social Links: Additional option to add upto 10 custom social icons and links
  10. Widget Areas: Additional 10 widgetized areas (Sidebars) which makes total of 16 sidebars they are 1. Main Sidebar, 2. Header Top Sidebar, 3. Header Right Sidebar, 4. Optional Homepage Sidebar, 5. Optional Archive Sidebar, 6. Optional Page Sidebar, 7.Optional Post Sidebar, 8. Optional Sidenar One, 9. Optional Sidebar Two, 10. Optional Sidebar Three 11. WooCommerce Sidebar, 12. Footer Area One, 13. Footer Area Two, 14. Footer Area Three, 15. Footer Area Four and 16. 404 Page Not Found Content
  11. E-commerce Ready: It supports WooCommerce plugin
  12. Multi-language Ready: It supports WPML and qTranslate plugins

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 Kathmandu from your Catch Themes site at http://catchthemes.com/themes/catch-kathmandu/ 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-kathmandu.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 Kathmandu from your Catch Themes site at http://catchthemes.com/themes/catch-kathmandu/ 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-kathmandu folder installed. If you do, then back it up and remove it from /wp-content/themes/ before uploading your copy of Catch Kathmandu
  4. Upload Catch Kathmandu to /wp-content/themes/
  5. Activate Catch Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu from your Catch Themes site at http://catchthemes.com/themes/catch-kathmandu/ 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 upload your new copy of Catch Kathmandu 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
Width: 1280px
Height: 550px

Featured Image
Width: 750px
Height: 499px

Small Featured Image
Width: 360px
Height: 240px

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 Kathmandu currently has 6 widgetized (Sidebar) areas that are i. Main Sidebar, ii. Header Right Sidebar, iii. Footer Area One, iv. Footer Area Two, v. Footer Area Three and vi. Footer Area Four. You can add a variety of Widgets to this theme from “Appearance => Widgets” or “Appearance => Customize => Widgets” in WordPress.

Catch Kathmandu 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

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 enable/disable Site Title and Tagline #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Site Identity”
  2. Uncheck “Display Site Title and Tagline” and it will display Site Title and Tagline
  3. 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”

Header Image #

Custom Header Image is different from site logo. It’s a large global image in the header to obtain a much more personalized look and feel. To add header image, you need to go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Image”. Here, you can add/change/hide Header Image, select option to Enable Featured Header Image on, Position, Size and add in links and alt tag as per your website need.

Option 1: Homepage/Frontpage
This option will show header image in Homepage/Frontpage only.

Option 2: Excluding Homepage
This option will show header image throughout the site, excluding Homepage.

Option 3: Entire Site
This option will show header image throughout the site.

Option 4: Entire Site, Page/Post Featured Image
This option will show header image throughout the site. But in Page/Post, your header image will be replaced by Featured Image.

Option 5: Page and Post
This option will show Header Image in Page and Post only. But in Page/Post, your header image will be replaced by Featured Image.

Option 6: Disable
This option will disable Header Image completely.

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Image”
  2. Now, select enable options in “Enable Featured Header Image on”
  3. Click on “Add New Image” to add new header image
  4. Then you can either upload the image from your computer or select the existing image from your media library
  5. Click on “Select and Crop” and you can either crop image or skip cropping
  6. 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 add Homepage Headline Options? (change Headline and Subheadline) #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Homepage Headline Options”
  2. You can edit the Homepage Headline Text, Homepage Subheadline Text and Homepage Headline Button Text as per your need
  3. Then, you can also add link for your headline button
  4. To disable Homepage Headline Check option, “Check to Disable Homepage Headline”
  5. To disable Homepage Subheadline Check option, “Check to Disable Homepage Subheadline”
  6. To disable Homepage Button Check option, “Check to Disable Homepage Button”
  7. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to Change Headline? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Homepage Featured Content Options”
  2. Then you can change the defult text under Headline as needed
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”
  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Homepage Featured Content Options” from your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Under “Number of Featured Content” set number of Featured Content as required(You need to save and refresh the page after changing number of Featured Content)
  3. Then, select your pages in “Featured Page #”
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”
  1. Catch Kathmandu currently supports two layouts: 3 columns and 4 columns
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Homepage Featured Content Options” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under “Featured Content Layout”, you can select your desired layout from “3 columns” or “4 columns”
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

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

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Homepage/Frontpage Content Options”
  2. Then select the category you want, and you may select multiple categories by holding down the CTRL key(windows)/Command Key(Mac)
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to disable Responsive Design?#

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Responsive Design” from your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Check option, “Check to Disable Responsive Design” to disable responsive design
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to Enable Secondary Menu in Mobile Devices?#

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Responsive Design” from your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Check option, “Check Enable Secondary Menu in Mobile Devices”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to Disable Header Right Sidebar? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Header Options”
  2. Check option “Check to Disable Header Right Sidebar”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”
  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Content Feature image Options”
  2. Select desired option under “Content Featured Image Size”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Layout Options #

Catch Kathmandu has 3 Sidebar Layout options and 2 Full Content Display options to choose from “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Layout Options”

Sidebar Layout Options
Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the box below “Sidebar Layout Options” which will set our site layout. You can customize through “Appearance => Theme Options => Layout Options => Sidebar Layout Options” in your WordPress Dashboard. Further, you can select custom layout for individual pages and posts though Select Sidebar Layout meta box below the post and page editor.

Full Content Display
Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the box below “Full Content Display” which will set our site archive layout.

How to select Sidebar Layout Options for individual Page/Posts?
This can be achieved through custom meta box by following the steps below:

  1. Go to Add/Edit option of Page/Post
  2. There you can find Catch Kathmandu Options
  3. Then under Sidebar Layout you can make the required changes by clicking on options under “Sidebar Layout Options”
  4. Finally Click on “Publish/Update”

How to enable/disable Header Featured Image for individual Page/Post?
This can be achieved through custom meta box by following the steps below:

  1. Go to Add/Edit option of Page/Post
  2. There you can find Catch Kathmandu Options
  3. Then under Header Featured Image Options you can select option “Enable or Disbale”
  4. Finally Click on “Publish/Update”

How to select Content Featured Image Options for individual Page/Post?
This can be achieved through custom meta box by following the steps below:

  1. Go to Add/Edit option of Page/Post
  2. There you can find Catch Kathmandu Options
  3. Then under Content Featured Image Options you can select required option
  4. Finally Click on “Publish/Update”

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”

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”
  4. 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.

  5. For more detail, Click here to watch video Screencast
  6. 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 Change the Excerpt Length and Read More Text? #

    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”

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

    How to enable Featured Slider?#

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

    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 features slider is enabled
    2. Under “Select 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.

    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.

    1. Make sure features slider is enabled
    2. Under “Select Slider Type”, Select Slider Type 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.

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

    1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Slider => Slider 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”

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

    1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Slider => Featured Slider Options” from your WordPress Dashboard
    2. Under “No fo 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”

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

    How exclude Slider post from Homepage posts?#

    1. Make sure featured content is enabled
    2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Post Slider => Slider Options” from your WordPress Dashboard
    3. Check option, “Check to exclude Slider post from Homepage posts”
    4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    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 => Customize => Social Links => Predefined Social Icons”, in your WordPress Dashboard.

    1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Tools => Header and Footer Codes” from your WordPress Dashboard
    2. Under Header Code add required header codes
    3. Under Footer Code add required footer codes
    4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    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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