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Simple Catch

Simple Catch is a simple and clean WordPress Theme for anyone looking to give their website a professional look. It offers easy customization options through its Theme Options. Its ultra-readable typography, large thumbnails and featured slider makes it stand out from a lot of WordPress free themes. It is also one of the most popular themes listed in the WordPress theme directory.
Theme Support at http://catchthemes.com/support/

Features in “Simple Catch” Free Theme:

  1. Responsive Design
  2. Site Identity: Option to add/edit Logo, enable/disable Site Title, enable/disable Site Description, add/remove Footer logo, enable/disable footer logo, enable/disable Site title and tagline and Site Icon (Favicon/Web Clip Icon)
  3. Color Options: Option to choose Header Text Color and Background Color, Light, Dark, Blue, Green, Red, Brown, Orange Color Scheme, option to change: Heading Color, Meta Description Color, Text Color, Link Color, Sidebar Widget Heading Color and Sidebar Widget Text Color
  4. Header Image/Logo: Option to set Current header image
  5. Background Image: Option to select Background Image
  6. Menus: Option to use Primary
  7. Layout Options:
    1. Default Layout: Option to choose from i. Content on left ii. Content on right, iii. No sidebar and iv. No Sidebar, Full Width
  8. Homepage/Frontpage Options: Option to choose different categories for Front page posts
  9. Search Text Settings: Option to change Default Display Text in Search
  10. Excerpt/More Tag Settings: Option to change Excerpt Length and More Tag Text
  11. Custom CSS Styles: Option to add your own CSS style to change the design as per you need
  12. Featured Slider :Option to Exclude Slider posts from, Homepage posts, change number of slider, option to select Transition Effect, Transition Delay and Transition Length of slides and Select Slider Type
  13. Social Links: 27 different social icons to choose from
  14. Sidebar: 1 Sidebars registered. That is, i. Sidebar

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 Simple Catch from your Catch Themes site at http://catchthemes.com/themes/simpel-catch/ 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 Simple Catch from WordPress Theme Directory (http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/simple-catch) to your Desktop
  2. Unzip simple-catch.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 Simple Catch folder installed
  4. If you do, then back it up and remove it from /wp-content/themes/ before uploading your copy of Simple Catch
  5. Upload Simple Catch to /wp-content/themes/
  6. Activate Simple Catch through “Appearance => Themes” in your WordPress Dashboard

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.mages/#setting-a-featured-image” target=”_blank”>Featured Images

Image Sizes

Featured Post Slider
Width: 976px
Height: 313px

Thumbnail in Homepage and Archive Page
Width: 210px
Height: 210px

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 #

Simple Catch currently has only one widgetized area that is Sidebar. You can add a variety of Widgets to this theme by going to “Appearance => Widgets” or “Appearance => Customize => Widgets”in WordPress.

This theme supports “Custom Menus”. You can create Custom Menus through “Appearance => Menus” from your WordPress Dashboard. Don’t forget to select your Custom Menu as Primary Menu to display it as the main menu. Read More

  • For more detail, Click here to watch video Screencast
  • Select Menu 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

    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 => Site Identity => Footer Logo”
    2. Click on “Change Image” and then you can either upload the image from your computer or select the existing image from your media library
    3. To disable Footer Logo check option “Check to Disable Footer Logo”
    4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    How to enable/disable Site Title and Tagline? #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Site Identity”
    2. Click on “Display Site Title and Tagline” to display site title and tagline
    3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    Color #

    Simple Catch has 3 color schemes to choose from Default(Light), Dark and Brown.
    You can further change color of Heading Color, Meta Description Color, Text Color, Link Color, Sidebar Widget Heading Color and Sidebar Widget Text Color.

    To change ColorGo to “Appearance => Customize => Colors” from your WordPress Dashboard

    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”

    Layout Options #

    You can set the general layout option of the archived pages and single post pages either as Content on Left, Content on Right, No Sidebar or No Sidebar, Full Width. Moreover, you can set the layout of a specific post or page individually. The right sidebar layout, is the default layout.

    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”

    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 Change the Excerpt/More Tag Length? #

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

    Custom CSS #

    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…

    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.

    1. Go to “Appearance => Theme Options => Featured Post Slider”
    2. Click on “Add Slider Options”
    3. Simply insert the ID numbers for posts in the respective boxes, one post ID number in each box
    4. To change the slider effects and timing, go to Slider Effect Options which is just below Slider Options
    5. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

    Note:
    * When you add the Post IDs, make sure your posts have Featured Images
    * If you are unable to find post IDs, please install a href=”http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/catch-ids/” target=”_blank”>Catch IDs Plugin

    Slider Effect Options #

    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 #

    1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Social Links”
    2. Add in your Social Profile addresses in appropriate boxes
    3. 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

    Recommended Plugins
    * Catch Web Tools for Webmaster Tools, To Top, Catch IDs and so on
    * Contact Form 7 for Contact Form
    * Regenerate Thumbnails to for Regenerating Thumbnails
    * Jetpack for Infinite Scroll, Gallery, Stats, Image CDN and many more