Verity

Verity is a modern blog and portfolio WordPress theme that oozes class. It is super light, yet will fully satisfy all the needs of any blogger, illustrator, or photographer, and is sure to create a trendy online presence. What’s unique about Verity is that it’s in line with Jetpack. Installing and activating this plugin will give you access to various options like portfolio, testimonials and content options. Utilizing those features properly can take your portfolios to a whole another level, giving you that edge over your competitors. The design elements of Verity were made by Tung Do, one of the best WordPress theme designers today. This WordPress theme for blog and portfolio is created using rock solid HTML5 and CSS3 codes which ensure top-notch security and speed. To top it all off, this theme is translation ready.

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

Features in Verity Free Version

  1. Responsive Design
  2. Site Identity: Option to add/edit Custom Logo, option to enable/disable logo
  3. Colors: Option to change Header Text Color, Header Text Color and Background Color
  4. Header Media: Option to add Custom Header Video or embed video from Youtube, display/hide Header Image
  5. Background Image: Option to add Background Image
  6. Menus: Option to use Primary and Social Menu
  7. Breadcrumb: Option to enable/disable Breadcrumb
  8. Header Media Option: Option to change Header Media Text
  9. Menu Options: Option to select from two menu types: 1. Default and 2. Classic
  10. Layout Options:
    1. Singular Content Layout: Singular Content Layout is for singular Post Types like Post,Page.Option to choose from 1. Left Sidebar(Primary Sidebar,Content) and 2. No Sidebar
  11. Excerpt Options: Option to change Excerpt Length and Read More Text
  12. Homepage/Frontpage Options: Select option to show post from selective category
  13. Pagination Options: Option to choose Pagination type from Default(Older Posts/Newer Posts), Numeric, Infinite Scroll (Click), Infinite Scroll (Scroll)
  14. Scrollup Options: Option to enable/disable Scroll Up
  15. Hero Content: Option to select Page as Hero Content
  16. Additional CSS: Option to add your own CSS style to change the design as per you need
  17. Widget Areas: 4 widgetized (Sidebar) areas that are 1. Sidebar, 2. Footer Area One, 3. Footer Area Two and 4. Footer Area Three
  18. Widgets: 3 widgets to choose from i. CT:Instagram, ii. CT:Recent Posts and iii. CT:Social
  19. Header Media Option: Option to change Header Media Text
  20. Content Types: To get content types you can either use Jetpack or Essential Content Type.
  21. JetPack Support: You can get following option if you use JetPack
    1. Content Option
    2. Feature Content
    3. Custom Content Type
      1. Portfolio
      2. Testimonials
    4. Infinite Scroll
  22. Essential Content Type: You can get following option if you use Essential Content Type plugin
    1. Custom Content Type
      1. Portfolio
      2. Testimonials
      3. Featured Content

Additional Features in Verity Pro

  1. Widget Areas: Additional 10 sidebars which makes total of 14 widgetized (Sidebar), 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
  2. Font Family Options: Option to choose from 1.Default Font Family, 2. Site Title Font Family, 3. Site Tagline Font Family, 4. Headings Tags from h1 to h6 Font Family, 5. Content Title Font Family, 6. Content Body Font Family
  3. Footer Editor Options: Option to add Footer content
  4. Header Media Option: Option to change Header Media Text
  5. Layout Options:
    1. Site Layout: Option to choose from 1. Boxed and 2. Full Width
    2. Singular Content Layout: This layout is for Singular Post Types like Post, Page Option to choose from, additional 2 option which makes total of 4 options, they are: 1. Primary Sidebar, Content, 2. Content,Primary Sidebar, 3. No Sidebar and 4. No Sidebar(Full Width)
    3. WooCommerce Layout: This layout is for WooCommerce Pages, option to choose from 1. Primary Sidebar, Content, 2. Content,Primary Sidebar, 3. No Sidebar and 4. No Sidebar(Full Width)
  6. Comment Options: Option to enable/disable comments, notes and website field
  7. Feed Redirect: Option to redirect your feed to feedburner
  8. Update Notifier: Option to enable/disable update notifications
  9. Hero Content Options: Additional 3 options to select they are: Post, Category or Image as Hero Content
  10. WooCommerce Options: Option to enable/disable Zoom, Lightbox and Slider effects for WooCommerce Product Gallery
  11. Featured Content: Option to choose 4 different featured content types: i. Post, ii. Page, iii. Category and iv. Image, Option to enable/disable featured content on Homepage/Frontpage or entire site, option to select Featured Content layout from 2 columns,3 columns or 4 columns, edit Featured Content Title and Sub Title
  12. Featured Slider: Option to chohose 4 different featured slider types: i. Post, ii. Page, iii. Category and iv. Image, 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
  13. Reset all settings: Option to reset all the setting to default
  14. Widgets: Additional 11 widgets which makes total of 14 Widgets to choose from, they are: 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 Verity from your Catch Themes site at http://catchthemes.com/themes/verity/ 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 verity.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 Verity from your Catch Themes site at http://catchthemes.com/themes/verity/ to your Desktop
  2. Unzip verity.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 verity folder installed. If you do, then back it up and remove it from /wp-content/themes/ before uploading your copy of Verity
  4. Upload Verity to /wp-content/themes/
  5. Activate Verity 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 Verity from your Catch Themes site at http://catchthemes.com/themes/verity/ to your Desktop
  2. Unzip verity.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 Verity Theme which shall replace the old files

Image Sizes:

Post Thumbnail
Width: 1332px
Height: 666px

First Image:
Width: 666px
Height: 666px

Featured Archive Image:
Width: 444px
Height: 444px

Hero Image:
Width: 488px
Height: 528px

Thumbnail:
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.

Widget Area (Sidebar)#

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

Verity 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 5 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 in Header Top or inside Serach icon

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 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”
  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”

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”
  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Menu Option”
  2. Choose option under “Menu Type”
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Layout Options #

Verity has 2 Singular Content Layout options image layout to choose from “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Layout Options”

Singular Content Layout
Singular content layout is for singular post types like Post,Pages. There are option to choose from: i. Left Sidebar(Primary Sidebar,Content) and ii. No Sidebar

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”

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 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 choose page for Hero Content Option? #

  1. Go to “Appearance => Customize => Theme Options => Hero Content Option”
  2. Choose page under “Select Page” option
  3. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

Note: To disable title check option “Check to disable title”

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 #

Verity supports different features from Jetpack like: 1. Portfolio, 2. Testimonial, 3. Content Options and 4. 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#
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”

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”

How to add Testimonial in Homepage/Frontpage using Jetpack?#
Follow these steps to add, organize and display Testimonials:

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

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

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, Acrhive 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 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.

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

This widget is used to display your latest Intagram photos

  1. Add CT:Instagram to desired widget area. More Info
  2. Add “Title”, “Username”, change “Layout”, “Number of photos”, “Instagram Image Size and “Link Text” under respective fields
  3. To open in new tab check “Check to Open Link in new Tab/Window” option
  4. Finally, click on “Save & Publish”

How to add “Recent Posts” in widget area(CT:Recent Posts)? #

This widget is display featured posts with thumbnails.

  1. Add CT:Recent Posts to desired widget area. More Info
  2. Add “Title”, change “No of posts”, “Image Alignment”, “Image Size” under the respective field.
  3. 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”

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