Divin — A Free Multipurpose Blog and Corporate WordPress

Divin — A Free Blog and Corporate WordPress theme has been especially crafted to put your website in the limelight by focusing more on the content area. It has been made with care for customizing with zero need of programming and coding. It is designed for clarity with clean typography. Divin is an incredibly beautiful and profoundly clean yet stylish, minimal and uncluttered, aesthetically tasteful WordPress theme that fits perfectly for any blog and corporate website. It provides you with vast range of crucial features that is needed to create an elegant-looking blog and corporate website. The theme is extremely responsive and adaptable to all screens and browsers. This free blog and corporate WordPress theme provides you the perfect online niche that is dynamic, multifunctional and straight. The theme is translation ready. For more details check out the Theme Instructions.

Check out Support Forum at https://catchthemes.com/support-forum/forum/divin-pro-premium/ and Demo at https://catchthemes.com/demo/divin/

Please download and activate Essential Content Type Plugin to activate Portfolio and Testimonial feature on your site.

Features in “Divin Free Theme”

  1. Responsive Design
  2. Site Identity: Option to add/edit Custom Logo, enable/
    disable Site Title and Tagline, and option to add Site Icon (FavIcon/Webclip Icon)
  3. Colors: Option to change header text color and background color
  4. Header Media: Option to add Custom Header video or embed video from YouTube, enable/disable and reposition the Header video, display/hide Header Image, add Header Media Title, Header Media Text, Header Media URL and Header Media URL Text
  5. Menus: Option to use Primary Menu and Social Menu
  6. Breadcrumb Options: Option to enable/disable Breadcrumb
  7. Excerpt Options: Option to change Excerpt Length (words) and Read More Text
  8. Featured Slider: Option to choose Page as Featured Slider, further option to set Transition Delay, Transition Lenght, Image Loader, No of Slides,
  9. Featured Slider: Option to choose Page as Featured Slider, further option to set Transition Delay, Transition Lenght, Image Loader, No of Slides, Display Content and Display Meta
  10. Hero Content: Option to choose Page as Hero Content
  11. Homepage/Frontpage Option: Option to show post from selective category
  12. Layout Options:
    1. Site Layout: Option to choose either Fluid or Boxed layout
    2. Default Layout: Option to choose from:
      • Right Sidebar (Content, Primary Sidebar)
      • No Sidebar
    3. Homepage/Archive Layout: Option to choose from:
      • Right Sidebar(Content, Primary Sidebar)
      • No Sidebar
    4. Archive Content Layout: Option to choose from
      • Show Excerpt (Image Top)
      • Show Full Content (No Featured Image)
    5. Single Page/Post Image Layout: Option to choose various page/post Image layouts
      • Disabled
      • Enable (Post thumbnail)
  13. Pagination Options: Option to choose Pagination type from
    1. Default (Older Posts/Newer Posts)
    2. Numeric
    3. Infinite Scroll (Click and Scroll: Requires Jetpack Plugin with Infinite Scroll module enabled)
  14. Additional CSS: Option to add your own CSS style to change the design as per your need
  15. Scrollup Options: Option to enable/disable Scroll Up
  16. Search Options: Option to change text in search field.
  17. Portfolio :Option to enable/disable Portfolio in Homepage/Frontpage and entire site. (requires Essential Content Type Plugin ).
  18. Services: Option to enable/disable Services in Homepage/Frontpage and entire site. (requires Essential Content Type Plugin ).
  19. Testimonials : Option to enable/disable Testimonials in Homepage/Frontpage and entire site. (requires Essential Content Type Plugin )
  20. Reset all settings: Option to reset all the setting to default
  21. Widget Areas: 4 widgetized (Sidebar) areas, they are 1. Sidebar, 2. Footer One, 3. Footer Two, 4. Footer Three
  22. Content Types: To get content types you need Essential Content Type Plugin.
  23. Essential Content Type: You can get following option if you use Essential Content Type plugin
    1. Custom Content Type
      • Portfolio
      • Testimonials
      • Services
      • Featured Content

Additional Features in “Divin Pro Theme”

  1. Colors: Option to choose Base Color Scheme as Default, Dark, Gray or Yellow and also choose Background Color, Page Background Color, Secondary Background Color, Link Color, Main and Secondary Text Color.
  2. Menus: Additional option to use Footer Menu
  3. Comment Options: Option to use WordPress setting for comments or disable it completely or in pages
  4. Featured Slider: Option to select featured slider from Post, Page, Category or Image
  5. Featured Content: Option to select Post, Page, Category, Image, Tags(via jetpack) as Featured Content further option to enable/disable content on Entire site and Homepage/Frontpage, select featured content layout, edit Headline and Subheadline for Featured Content, select no. of featured content, Display Content, Display Meta, select multiple categories
  6. Font Family Options: Option to choose different fonts for Default Font Family, Site Title Font Family, Site Tagline Font Family, Headings Tags from h1 to h6 Font Family, Content Title Font Family and Content Body Font Family
  7. Footer Editor Options: Option to edit Footer left content, Footer right content and Copyright Text
  8. Hero Content Options: Option to enable/disable Hero Content in Homepage/Frontpage and entire site. Select content type as Post, Page, Category or Image. Option to display content as show excerpt, full content or hide content.
  9. Layout Options:
    1. Default Layout: Additional 2 options which makes total of four options to choose from:
      • Right Sidebar (Content, Primary Sidebar)
      • LeftSidebar (Primary Sidebar, Content)
      • No Sidebar
      • No Sidebar (Full Width)
    2. Homepage/Archive Layout: Additional 2 options which makes total of four options to choose from:
      • Right Sidebar
      • Left Sidebar
      • No Sidebar
      • NoSidebar (Full Width)
    3. Archive Content Layout: Additional 1 options which makes total of 3 options to choose from
      • Show Excerpt (Image Top)
      • Show Excerpt (Image Top)
      • Show Full Content (No Featured Image)
    4. Single Page/Post Image Layout: Additional 1 option which makes 3 options to choose various page/post Image layouts
      • Disabled
      • Post Thumbnail
      • Slider Image Size (1920×1080)
      • Original Image Size
    5. WooCommerce Layout:
      • Right Sidebar (Content, Primary Sidebar)
      • LeftSidebar (Primary Sidebar, Content)
      • No Sidebar
      • No Sidebar (Full Width)
  10. Portfolio :Option to enable/disable Portfolio in Homepage/Frontpage and entire site, layout options and option to choose content from Post, Page, Category, image and custom Post type (requires Essential Content Type Plugin ).
  11. Services: Option to enable/disable Services in Homepage/Frontpage and entire site. Select content type as Post, Page, Category, Image and Custom Post Type (requires Essential Content Type Plugin ).
  12. Testimonials : Option to enable/disable Testimonials in Homepage/Frontpage and entire site. Select content type as Post, Page, Category, Image and Custom Post Type (requires Essential Content Type Plugin ). Option to select layout for testimonials.
  13. Feed Redirect: Option to redirect your feed to feedburner
  14. Update Notifier: Option to enable/disable update notifications
  15. WooCommerce Options: Option to enable/disable Zoom, Lightbox and Slider effects for WooCommerce Product Gallery
  16. Widget Areas: Additional 10 widgetized (Sidebar) areas which makes total of 14 widget areas, they are 1. Sidebar, 2. Footer One, 3. Footer Two, 4. Footer Three, 5. Footer Four. 6. WooCommerce Sidebar, 7. 404 Page Not Found Content, 8. Optional Homepage Sidebar, 9. Optional Archive Sidebar, 10. Optional Page Sidebar, 11. Optional Post Sidebar, 12. Optional Sidebar One, 13. Optional Sidebar Two and 14. Optional Sidebar Three.
  17. Widgets: Total of 5 Widgets to choose from, they are: 1. CT:About, 2.CT:Advertisement Codes, 3. CT:Advertisement Images, 4. Featured Posts and 5. CT: Social Icons
  18. WPML Ready : Supports WPML for Multilingual sites

Installation #

a) 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 Divin from your Catch Themes site at https://catchthemes.com/themes/Divin/ 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 Divin.zip from the desktop where you have it downloaded
  5. Click on “Install Now” and then “Activate” to install the Theme

b) Manual Installation using FTP

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

  1. Download Divin from your Catch Themes site at https://catchthemes.com/themes/Divin/ to your Desktop
  2. Unzip Divin.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 Divin folder installed. If you do, then back it up and remove it from /wp-content/themes/ before uploading your copy of Divin
  4. Upload Divin to /wp-content/themes/
  5. Activate Divin 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.

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:#

Custom Header
Width: 1920px
Height: 1280px

Post Thumbnail
Width: 1060px
Height: 596px

Slider Image:
Width: 1170px
Height: 658px

Featured:
Width: 664px
Height: 373px

Featured Square:
Width:666px
Height:6663px

Testimonial:
Width: 90px
Height: 90px

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 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.

Customizer (Theme Options) #

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

Header Setup#

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Site Identity
  2. You can replace the default logo by clicking on it or clicking 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 disable Site Title and Tagline? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Site Identity
  2. Uncheck “Disable Site Title and Tagline” and it will not dispaly 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”

How to add Header Video? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Media”
  2. To upload your video, click on “Select Video” option, then you can either upload the video from your computer or select the existing video from your media library, video must be less than 8mb
  3. To embed video from Youtube, you can enter YouTube URL
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to add Header Image? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Media”
  2. To upload header image click on “Add New Image” or existing Header Image, 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/edit Header Media Text? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Header Media Option”
  2. Under “Header Media Text” change the text
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Divin 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 8 different locations. You assign it either from “Appearance => Customize => Menus => Manage Location” or from “Appearance => Menus => Manage Location”
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 Social Menu to display Menu

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Breadcrumb”
  2. Check option, “Check to enable Breadcrumb” to enable and uncheck to disable
  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”

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”

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Featured Slider”
  2. Enable Featured Slider under option “Enable on”, choose Entire Site or Homepage/Frontpage as per your need
  3. Then under Page # 1, Page # 2 and so on choose the page that you want to display as slider
  4. You can change Transition Effect, Transition Delay, Transition Length, Image Loader, No of slides, Display Content and Display Meta as per your need
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Hero Content #


Divin supports Page as Hero Content. Image. For Hero Content Options, go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Hero Content Options”.

How to enable Hero Content? #

  1. Go to Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Hero Content Options
  2. To enable Hero Content, select option Entire Site or Homepage/Frontpage under “Enable Hero Content on”
  3. Under “Page”, select desired page to show as hero content.
  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 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”

Layout Options #

Divin has 2 Site Layout, 2 Default Layout options, 2 Homepage/Archive Layout, 2 Archive Content Layout and 1 Single Page/Post Image Layout to choose from “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Layout Options”

Site Layout
Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the option below “Site Layout” which will set your site layout

Default Layout
Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the box below “Default Layout” which will set our site layout. There are option to choose from i. Right Sidebar (Content, Primary Sidebar), ii. No Sidebar (Full Width)

Homepage/Archive Layout
Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the box below “Homepage/Archive Layout” which will set layout for homepage/archive page. There are option to choose from i. Right Sidebar (Content, Primary Sidebar), ii. LeftSidebar (Primary Sidebar, Content), iii. No Sidebar and iv.No Sidebar (Full Width)

Archive Content Layout
Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the box below “Archive Content Layout” which will set layout for archive content. There are option to choose from i. Show Excerpt(Image Top) and ii. Show Full Content(Image Top)

Single Page/Post Image Layout
Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the box below “Single Page/Post Image Layout” which will set our posts/page image layout. There are options to choose from i. Post Thumbnail(1060*596)

How to change Pagination Options? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Pagination Options”
  2. Under Pagination Type, select desired option
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to enable/disable Scrollup feature? #

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

How to edit search option text? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Search Option
  2. Under “Search Text” edit the search text as desired
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Additional CSS #

You can add your custom CSS that will overwrite the theme CSS for further design customization through “Appearance => Customize => 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…

Content Types

If you want content type option in your theme you can either use Jepack or our free plugin Essential Content Type. The details are listed below:

Jetpack Support #

Divin supports different features from Jetpack like: 1. Portfolio, 2. Content Options and 3. Featured Content. To get these option you need to install Jetpack. To use these features you can simply install Jetpack Plugin, by following the steps provided by the link.

Portfolio and Testimonial(Using Jetpack)#
The Portfolio custom post type gives you an easy way to manage and showcase projects on your site.
The Testimonial custom post type allows you to add, organize, and display your testimonials.
You can follow this link for Portfolio and Testimonial Content Post Types

Content Option(Using Jetpack)#
Content Options gives an easy way to make small visual modifications across the site. Content Options supports four main features: Blog Display, Author Bio, Post Details, and Featured Images.
Follow this link to know more about content option Content Option

Featured Content(Using Jetpack)#
Featured Content allows you to easily feature all the post with the “featured” tag or tag of your choice, you can feature up to 3 posts in its feature content area.
For more details about featured content follow the steps mentioned in this link Featured Content

Frontpage Elements

How to add Portfolio in Homepage/Frontpage using Jetpack?#
Follow these steps to showcase projects on your site:

  1. First you need to install Jetpack and activate Custom Content Type Module to get Portfolio option
  2. After that you can find Portfolio option in your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Click on “Portfolio”, there you can see “Add New” option then you can add New Project title and Content, select Featured Image of your choice
  4. Click on “Publish” button on your right side
  5. Then go to “Customize => Portfolio” and choose number of items to show in frontpage
  6. Click on “Publish” button on your right side
  7. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: To edit Portfolio Archive Title, Acrhive Content and Archive Featured Image, go to Customize => Portfolio”

Essential Content Type #

You can install our free plugin Essential Content Type from this link and follow the steps provided by the link.

How to add Portfolio in Homepage/Frontpage using Essential Content Type?#

 

Follow these steps to showcase projects on your site:

  1. First you need to install Essential Content Type
  2. After that you can find Essential Content Type option in your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Click on “Essential Content Type”, there you can see “Portfolio/Projects” option then you need to on the button of Portfolio/Projects option(This option is enabled by default)
  4. Then go to “Customize => Portfolio” and choose number of items to show in frontpage
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: To edit Portfolio Archive Title, Archive Content and Archive Featured Image, go to Customize => Portfolio”

How to add Testimonials in Homepage/Frontpage using Essential Content Type?#

Follow these steps to showcase projects on your site:

  1. First you need to install Essential Content Type
  2. After that you can find Essential Content Type option in your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Click on “Essential Content Type”, there you can see “Testimonial” option then you need to on the button of Testimonials option(This option is enabled by default)
  4. Then go to “Customize => Testimonial” and choose number of items to show in frontpage
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: You can further edit Portfolio Archive Title, Acrhive Content and Archive Featured Image, go to Customize => Portfolio”

How to add Featured Content in Homepage/Frontpage?#
Follow these steps to add, organize and display Featured Content:

  1. First you need to install Essential Content Type
  2. After that you can find Essential Content Type option in your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Click on “Essential Content Type”, there you can see “Featured Content” option then you need to on the button of Testimonials option(This option is enabled by default)
  4. Then go to “Customize => Featured Content” and edit Featured Content Archive Title, Featured Content Archive Content and Featured Content Archive Featured Image as per your need/li>
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to add services? #

Follow these steps to add and display Services:

  1. First you need to install Essential Content Type
  2. After that you can find Essential Content Type option in your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Click on “Essential Content Type”, there you can see “Services” option then you need to on the button of Services option(This option is enabled by default)
  4. You can see Service option in dashboard, click on it there you can see options like “All Services”, “Add New”, “Service Types” and “Service Tags” edit option as per you need
  5. To display service, go to Customize => Theme Options => Service, enable services, choose no of service and under Service 1/2.. add the services you want to display
  6. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Widget Area (Sidebar)#

Divin currently has 4 widgetized (Sidebar) areas thay are: 1. Sidebar, 2. Footer One, 3. Footer Two and 4. Footer Three. Go to “Appearance => Widgets” or “Appearance => Customize => Widgets” in WordPress.

Recommended Plugins
* Catch Web Tools for Webmaster Tools, To Top, Catch IDs
* Essential Content Type
* WP-PageNavi for Numeric Pagination
* Regenerate Thumbnails to for Regenerating Thumbnails
* Jetpack for Infinite Scroll, Gallery, Stats, Image CDN and many more

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