Helena

Crafted for Corporates and Blogs, Helena is a clean, minimal and responsive, an all-in-one kind of a theme. Helena provides you with a superior user experience and ultra-easy navigation. Built using the HTML 5 and CSS 3 codes, it is so stress-free to maneuver around that your clients will be fully satisfied with your website’s utility. The WordPress theme for Corporate and Blogs is viewed beautifully no matter the screen size the viewer chooses to use, all thanks to the Responsive design. You get powerful theme customization options, allowing you to make your theme look just the way you want it to. Keep your website spic and span with the neatly arranged categories, while accentuating your best features, content and posts with the amazing features included. Use it for almost any kind of website. With WooCommerce integration, you can create an awesome online shopping portal or use the amazing features that showcase your pictures in a bold fashion to build a spectacular photography website. Make your website as distinct as you are. Helena helps you create your own distinctive place in the online arena.

Check out Support Forum at https://catchthemes.com/support-forum/forum/helena-free/ and Demo at https://catchthemes.com/demo/helena/

Features in “Helena Free Theme”

  1. Responsive Design
  2. Site Identity: Option to edit/enable/disable Site title and Tagline text, Option to enable/disable Tagline/Site Description in footer and Option to Change/Remove Site Icon
  3. Colors: Option to select Color Scheme, change Header Text Color and Background Color
  4. Header Image: Option to add/edit Custom header image, enable/disable featured header image, edit title, content, button link and open link in new windows/tab
  5. Background Image: Option to add Background Image, Background Repeat, Background Position and Background Attachment
  6. Menus: Option to use Primary Menu and Social Menu
  7. Widget Areas (Sidebar): 4 registered sidebar they are: 1. Primary Sidebar, 2. Footer Area One, 3. Footer Area Two and 4. Footer Area Three
  8. Breadcrumb Options: Option to enable/disable Breadcrumb on Homepage/Frontpage and Option to change separator
  9. Additional CSS: Option to add your own CSS style to change the design as per you need
  10. Excerpt Options: Option to change Excerpt Length and Read More Text
  11. Homepage/Frontpage Options: Select option to show post from selective category on HomePage/FrontPage
  12. Layout Options:
    1. Default Layout: Option to choose from 1. Content, Primary Sidebar and 2. No Sidebar(Full Width)
    2. Single Page/Post Layout: Option to choose from 1. Content, Primary Sidebar and 2. No Sidebar(Full Width)
    3. Archive Content Layout: Option to choose from 1. Show Excerpt(Image Top) and 2. Show Full Content(No Featured Image)
    4. Single Page/Post Image: Option to enable/disable single page/post and select various options
  13. Pagination Options: Option to choose from Pagination Type
  14. Scrollup Options: Option to enable/disable Scroll Up option
  15. Search Options: Option to change Default Display text in Search
  16. Featured Slider: Option to choose Featured Page 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 option to highlight your featured pages in slider
  17. Hero Content: Option to enable/disable Hero Content in Homepage/Frontpage and entire site. Select content type as Page Content, choose no of Hero content, Display Content and choose Page
  18. Header Highlight Content: Option to select Page Content, enable/disable Header Highlight in entire site and Homepage/Frontpage, select content type, edit Headline and Subheadline for Header Highlight Content
  19. Portfolio: Option to select Page Portfolio, enable/disable portfolio on Homepage/Frontpage and Entire site, select portfolio layout, edit Headline and Subheadline for portfolio, choose number of portfolio and select the featured pages
  20. Featured Content: Option to choose Featured Page Content, Option to enable/disable featured content on Homepage/Frontpage or entire site, option to select Featured Content layout from 1 column, 2 columns, 3 columns and 4 columns and option to highlight your Featured pages as Featured Content
  21. Logo Slider: Option to choose Page Logo in slider, change Transition Delay, Transition Length, Title, No of Items, No of Visible Items and select Pages
  22. Promotion Headline: Option to choose Promotion Headline as Page Promotion Headline
  23. Widgets: Three widgets to choose from 1. CT: Featured Posts, 2. CT: Social Icons and 3. CT: Tag Cloud
  24. Reset all settings: Option to reset all settings to default

Additional features in “Helena Pro Theme” Premium Theme:

  1. Menu Options: Option to enable/disable Primary Menu and enable/disable search in primary menu
  2. Widget Areas (Sidebar): Additional 10 which makes total of 14 Sidebars registered. That is, 1. Primary Sidebar, 2. Footer Area One, 3. Footer Area Two, 4. Footer Area Three, 5. Footer Area Four, 6. 404 Page Not Found, 7. WooCommerce Primary Sidebar, 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
  3. Comment Option: Option to enable/disable notes and website field
  4. Feed Redirect: Option to redirect your feed to feedburner
  5. Font Family Options: Option to choose from 1. Site Title Font Family, 2. Default Font Family, 3. Site Tagline Font Family, 4. Content Title Font Family, 5. Content Body Font Family and 6. Headings Tags from h1 to h6 Font Family
  6. Footer Editor Options: Option to edit/delete footer top content
  7. Layout Options:
    1. Default Layout: Addition 3 options which makes total of 5 default layout they are: i. Primary Sidebar,content, ii. Content, Primary Sidebar, iii. No Sidebar (Content Width), iv. No Sidebar (Full Width) and v. No Sidebar(One Column)
    2. WooCommerce Layout: Option to choose from: i. Primary Sidebar,content, ii. Content, Primary Sidebar, iii. No Sidebar (Content Width), iv. No Sidebar (Full Width) and v. No Sidebar(One Column)
    3. Single Page/Post Layout: Additional 3 Option to choose from which makes total of 5 options they are: i. Primary Sidebar,content, ii. Content, Primary Sidebar, iii. No Sidebar (Content Width), iv. No Sidebar (Full Width) and v. No Sidebar(One Column)
    4. Archive Content Layout: Additional 2 Option to choose from which makes total of 4 options they are: i. Show Excerpt (Image left), ii. Show Excerpt (Image Right), iii. Show Excerpt(Image Top) and ii. Show Full Content (No Featured Image)
    5. Single Page/Post Image: Option to choose various page/post layouts
  8. Single Post Navigation: Option to enable/disable Single Post Navigation
  9. Update Notifier: Option to enable/disable Update Notifier
  10. Color Options: Additional color options to choose from 1. Basic Color, 2. Header Color, 3. Content Color, 4. Social Menu Color, 5. Sidebar Color, 6. Pagination Color, 7. Footer Color, 8. Promotion Headline Color, 9. Scrollup Color, 10. Header Highlight Color, 11. Slider Color, 12. Hero Content Color, 13. Featured Content Color, 14. Primary Menu color, 15. Secondary Menu Color and 16. Footer Menu Color
  11. Featured Slider: Additional 3 featured slider option to choose from which makes total of 4 featured sliders to choose from 1. Featured Post Slider, 2. Featured Page Slider, 3. Featured Category Slider and 4. Featured Image Slider
  12. Hero Content: Additional 3 option to choose from which makes total of 4 Hero Content 1. Post Content, 2. Page Content, 3. Category Content and Custom Content
  13. Header Highlight Content: Additional 4 options to choose from which makes total of 4 options: 1. Post Content, 2. Page Content, 3. Category Content, 4. Image Content and 5. Embed Content
  14. Portfolio: Additional 3 option to choose from which makes total of 4 options: 1. Post Portfolio, 2. Page Portfolio, 3. Category Portfolio and 4. Image Portfolio
  15. Featured Content: Additional 3 option to choose from which makes total of 4 options: 1. Featured Post Content, 2. Featured Page Content, 3. Featured Category Content and 4. Featured Image Content and option to choose Featured Content Background
  16. Promotion Headline Options: Additional 3 options to choose from which makes total of 4 options: 1. Post Promotion Headline, 2. Page Promotion Headline, 3. Category Promotion Headline and 4. Custom Promotion Headline and change Background Settings
  17. Logo Slider: Additional 3 options to choose from which makes total of 4 options: 1. Post Logo Slider, 2. Page Logo Slider, 3. Category Logo Slider and 4. Image Logo Slider
  18. Widgets: Additional 11 Widgets to choose from which makes total of 14 widgets: 1. CT:About, 2.CT:Advertisement Codes, 3. CT:Advertisement Images, 4.CT:Featured Embeds,5. CT:Featured Images, 6. CT:Featured Pages, 7. CT:Featured Posts, 8.CT:Gallery Images, 9. CT:Gallery Pages, 10. CT:Gallery Posts, 11.CT:Instagram, 12.CT:Newsletter, 13. CT: Social Icons and 14. CT: Tag Cloud

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

Post Thumbnail Size
Width: 585px
Height: 439px

Slider Image
Width: 1170px
Height: 658px

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.

Widgets #

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

Helena 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 Social Menu to display social icons

Helena allows you display links to your social media profiles, like Twitter and Facebook, with icons.

  1. Create a new Custom Menu, by going to “Appearance => Menus => create a new menu” and assign it to the Social Menu location
  2. Add links to each of your social services using the “Custom Links” panel
  3. Icons for your social links will automatically appear if it’s available

Available icons: (Linking to any of the following sites will automatically display its icon in your social menu).

* Facebook
* Twitter
* Dribbble
* Google+
* Pinterest
* GitHub
* Tumblr
* YouTube
* Flickr
* Vimeo
* Instagram
* LinkedIn

Customizer (Theme Options) #

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

How to Site Icon? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Site Identity”
  2. You can replace the default logo by clicking on it, or click on “Select File”
  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 Tagline/Site Description? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Site Identity”
  2. Uncheck option “Check to disable Site Title and Tagline”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”
  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Site Identity”
  2. Uncheck option “Check to disable Tagline in footer”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to change Background Image? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Background Image”
  2. You can replace the default image by clicking on it, or click on “Select 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”
  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Menu Options”
  2. To disable Primary Menu, check option “Check to disable Primary Menu”
  3. To disable search in Primary Menu, check option “Check to disable search in Primary Menu”
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to enable Breadcrumb and change separator? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Breadcrumb Options”
  2. Check option “Check to enable Breadcrumb” to enable Breadcrumb
  3. To enable Breadcrumb on Homepage, check option “Check to enable Breadcrumb on Homepage”
  4. To change the separator between Breadcrumbs, use desired separator below “Separator between Breadcrumbs”
  5. 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 Additional 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 Tag? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Excerpt Options”
  2. Type in the Excerpt Length as in, the number of words, and Read More Tag
  3. 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 #

To enable equal height of posts on blog page, Check option “Check to enable equal height of posts on blog page” inside “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Layout Options”.

Default Layout Options
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 “Helena Options => Layout Options”, which you shall find below individual posts and pages, when you click on them for adding/editing.

Single Page/Post Layout
Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the box below “Single Page/Post Layout” which will set layout for single page/post layout

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

Single Page/Post Image
Once you are in Layout Options, you can Check the box below “Single Page/Post Image” which will set our posts/page image layout. Further, you have the choice of selecting Single Page/Post Image for individual pages and posts through “Helena Options => Single Page/Post Image”, which you shall find below individual posts and pages, when you click on them for adding/editing

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 change default text in search box? #

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

Helena Pro supports Featured Page Slider. For Featured Slider Options, go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Slider”.

How to enable Featured Slider?#

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

Featured Page Slider

Features 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 Featured Page Slider?#

  1. Make sure featured slider is enabled
  2. Then, “Select Slider Type”, Select Slider Type as “Featured Page Slider”
  3. 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:
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 => Customize => Featured Slider” 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”

Image Loader#

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Slider” from your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Under “Image Loader”, select “True, False or Wait” as per your need
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note:
True: Fixes the height overlap issue. Slideshow will start as soon as two slider are available. Slide may display in random, as image is fetch.
Wait: Fixes the height overlap issue. Slideshow will start only after all images are available.

How to change number of slides?#

  1. Make sure featured slider is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Slider” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under “No of Slides”, select the number slides as per your need
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: To see changes in No of Slides please refresh the customizer page

Hero Content #

Helena supports Page Content. For Featured Content Options, go to “Appearance => Customize => Hero Content”.

How to enable Hero Content? #

  1. Go to Appearance => Customize=> Hero Content
  2. To enable Hero Content, select option Entire Site or Homepage/Frontpage under “Enable Hero Content on”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to change number of hero content?#

  1. Make sure hero content is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Hero Content” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under “No of Hero Content”, select the number hero content as per your need
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: To see changes in No of Hero Content please refresh the customizer page.

Page Content#
Select Page Content to highlight your page as Hero Content.

  1. Make sure hero content is enabled
  2. Under “Page #1, Page #2, Page #3 and so on”, select desired page to show in slider
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: Page Content is determined according to Number of Hero Content.

How to enable/disable title and Content?#

  1. Make sure hero content is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Hero Content =>
    Hero Content” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Check option, “Check to Enable Title” to Enable Featured Content Title
  4. Then under Display Content, you can select “Show Excerpt, Show Full Content or Hide Content” to display excerpt as content, whole content as content or not display content respectively, as per you need
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Header Highlight Content #

Header Highlight Content is used to Highlight your content in header.
Helena supports Page Content. For Header Highlight Content, go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Highlight Content”.

How to enable Header Highlight Content?#

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Highlight Content” from your WordPress Dashboard
  2. To enable Header Highlight Content, select “Homepage/Frontpage or Entire Site” option under “Enable Header Highlight Content on”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Page Content:

Page content is created to highlight your Page as Header Highlight Content. So, first you need to create a Page and then add Featured Image to the Page.

How to enable Page Content?#

  1. Make sure Header Highlight Content is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Highlight Content” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Then under “Select Content Type”, you need to select “Page Content”
  4. Under Page 1, Page 2 and so on, add the desired “Page”
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: Page is determined according to selectedNumber of Header Highlight Content.

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

How to change Headline and Sub-headline for Header Highlight Content?#

  1. Make sure Header Highlight Content is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Highlight Content” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under “Headline for Header Highlight Content”, you can add desired text or leave it empty if you dont want to disable fields”
  4. Under “Sub-headline for Header Highlight Content”, you can add desired text or leave it empty if you dont want to disable fields”
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to change number of Highlight Content?#

  1. Make sure header highligh content is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Highlight Content” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under “No of Header Highlight Content” set number of Header Highlight Content as required(You need to save and refresh the page after changing number of Featured Content)
  4. Then, select your pages in “Page Content #”
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to Display/Hide Content?#

  1. Make sure header highlight content is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Header Highlight Content” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under Display Content, you can select “Show Excerpt, Show Full Content or Hide Content” to display excerpt as content, whole content as content or not display content respectively, as per you need
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: You can further Hide/Show “Category Meta”, “Tag Meta”, “Posted On Date” and “Hide Author Meta” only while selecting Post Content

Portfolio

Portfolio option in Helena is used to highlight Page in your website as Portfolio. Helena supports Page Portfolio.

How to enable Portfolio? #

  1. Go to Appearance => Customize=> Portfolio
  2. To enable Portfolio, select option Entire Site or Homepage/Frontpage under “Enable Portfolio on”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to select portfolio layout?#

  1. Helena Pro currently supports two layouts: 1 column, 2 column, 3 columns and 4 columns
  2. Make sure Portfolio is enabled
  3. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Portfolio” from your WordPress Dashboard
  4. Under “Select Portfolio Layout”, select portfolio layout as “1 column, 2 column, 3 columns or 4 columns”
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to edit or remove Headline and Sub-headline for Portfolio?#

  1. Make sure portfolio is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Portfolio” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under “Headline for Portfolio”,you can change the text as needed or Leave field empty if you want to remove Headline
  4. Under “Sub-headline for Portfolio”, you can change the text as needed or Leave field empty if you want to remove Headline
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to change number of portfolio?#

  1. Make sure portfolio is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Portfolio” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under “No of Portfolio”, select the number portfolio as per your need
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: To see changes in No of Portfolio please refresh the customizer page.

Page Portfolio#
Select Page Portfolio to highlight your page as Portfolio.

  1. Make sure portfolio is enabled
  2. Under “Featured Page #1, Featured Page #2, Featured Page #3 and so on”, select desired page to show
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: Page Portfolio is determined according to Number of Portfolio.

Helena supports Featured Page Content. For Featured Content Options, go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Content Options”.

How to enable Featured Content?#

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Content => Featured Content Options” from your WordPress Dashboard
  2. To enable featured content, select “Homepage/Frontpage or Entire Site” option under “Enable Featured Content on”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Featured Page Content:

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

How to enable Featured Page Content?#

  1. Make sure featured content is enabled
  2. Under “Select Content Type”, you need to select “Featured Page Content”
  3. Then, select Page in Featured Page 1, Featured Page 2 and so on
  4. 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.

How to change Featured Content Layout?#

  1. Helena currently supports two layouts: 1 column, 2columns, 3 columns and 4 columns
  2. Make sure featured content is enabled
  3. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Content => Featured Content Options” from your WordPress Dashboard
  4. Under “Select Featured Content Layout”, you can select your desired layout from “1 column, 2columns, 3 columns” or “4 columns”
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to Move Featured Content above Footer?#

  1. Make sure featured content is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Content => Featured Content Options” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Check option, “Check to Move above Footer”
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to enable/disable Slider?#

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

Note:Make sure the number of sliders are greater than the Featured Content Layout(greater than 3 for 3 columns and greater than 4 for 4 columns) for Sliding Effect to be enabled even after checking “Check to Enable Sliding Effect” option.

How to change Headline and Subheadline?#

  1. Make sure featured content is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Content => Featured Content Options” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under “Headline for Featured Content”, you can change the text as needed or Leave field empty if you want to remove Headline
  4. Under “Sub-headline for Featured Content”, you can change the text as needed or Leave field empty if you want to remove Sub-headline
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note:Make sure the number of sliders are greater than the Featured Content Layout(greater than 3 for 3 columns and greater than 4 for 4 columns) for Sliding Effect to be enabled even after checking “Check to Enable Sliding Effect” option.

How to change number of Featured Content?#

  1. Make sure featured content is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Content => Featured Content Options” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Under “No of Featured Content” set number of Featured Content as required(You need to save and refresh the page after changing number of Featured Content)
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note:For best results, it is recommended to set number of featured content to be multiple of Featured Content Layout (E.g. for 3 columns layout, 3, 6, 9 etc. will yield best results).

How to enable/disable title and Content?#

  1. Make sure featured content is enabled
  2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Featured Content => Featured Content Options” from your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Check option, “Check to Enable Title” to Enable Featured Content Title
  4. Then under Display Content, you can select “Show Excerpt, Show Full Content or Hide Content” to display excerpt as content, whole content as content or not display content respectively, as per you need
  5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Promotion Headline

Helena supports Page Promotion Headline

How to add Promotion Headline? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Promotion Headline”
  2. To enable Promotion Headline, select “Homepage/Frontpage or Entire Site” option under “Enable Headline on”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to add Page Promotion Headline?#

  1. Make sure promotion headline is enabled
  2. Then, “Type” choose promotion headline as “Page Promotion Headline”
  3. Under “Select Page” choose the page you want to display as Promotion Headline
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Widgets #

Helena Pro has 3 Widgets to choose from. They are: 1. CT:Featured Posts, 2. CT: Social Icons and 3. CT: Tag Cloud. You can add widget in widget area as per your need.

How to add Widgets in widget area? #

You can add widgets to your widget area from two location
1. Go to “Appearance => Widget”, then drag the widget to the widget area or you can click in the widget then list of widget area will appear, now you can choose desired widget area and click on “Add Widget”.

2. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Widgets”, then you can find list of widget area. Click on the any widget area and you will see “Add a Widget” option by click on it you can find list of Widget which you can add to respected widget area.

This widget is used add Featured Image.

  1. Add CT:Featured Posts to desired widget area. More Info
  2. Add “Title”, change “Select Post From”, “No of Post”, “Order By”, “Order”, “Layout”, “Image Alignment” and “Image Size “under respective fields
  3. You can further change “Post Meta Info”
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to add “Social Icon” in widget area(CT:Social Icon)? #

This widget is used to add social icons as a widget.

  1. Add CT:Social Icon to desired widget area. More Info
  2. Add “Title” under the respective field.
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to add “Tag Cloud” in widget area(CT:Tag Cloud)? #

This widget is used to display Custom Tag Cloud with selected layout .

  1. Add CT:Tag Cloud to desired widget area. More Info
  2. Add “Title” , “No of Items”, “Skins”, “Sequence” under the respective field.
  3. Further you can choose “Taxonomies to be used”, add “Custom Taxonomy”
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Social Media Icons #

Helena 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 => Menu Location => Social Menu”, 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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* Catch Web Tools for Webmaster Tools
* To Top
* Essential Content Type
* Catch IDs and so on
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* WP-PageNavi for Numeric Pagination
* Regenerate Thumbnails to for Regenerating Thumbnails
* Jetpack for Infinite Scroll, Gallery, Stats, Titled Gallery, Image CDN and many more