How to Hide Admin Users in the Members Directory?

If you would like to hide your administrators from the member directory, here is a simple code snippet that will do the job:

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How Can I Hide Member Pages for Non-registered Users ?

By default, there is no option to restrict member pages for non members, but it is pretty easy to achieve using a simple PHP code snippet:

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How to Hide the Admin Toolbar for Specific Roles ?

By default, the admin toolbar is always displayed to your users, but it is often not ideal to have that toolbar displayed to all your users. Fortunately, here is a small plugin that will allow you to hide it for the user roles of your choice: Disable Toolbar

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Demo Import Troubleshooting – Common Issues and Resolutions

I Have an Error When Importing the Demo Content I don’t see the confirmation screen after the import / I see an error looking like this:

The issue is due to insufficient memory allocation on your server. If you believe this might be the issue, you will find out how to increase the memory […]

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Setup LearnDash with your theme

Heads up! Make sure LearnDash and Grimlock for LearnDash are installed first! Please make sure you have LearnDash and Grimlock for LearnDash installed and activated before creating the pricing page. If you haven’t already done so, you still can install this plugin before proceeding to the following steps. Download Grimlock for LearnDash You might be […]

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How to Add the Meet Our Active Members Widget ?

Heads up! Make sure Grimlock for Author Avatars List is installed first! Please make sure you have Author Avatars List and Grimlock for Author Avatars List installed and activated before adding the widget listing your members. If you haven’t already done so, you still can install this plugin before proceeding to the following steps. Download Grimlock for […]

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Creating the Pricing Page

Heads up! Make sure Grimlock for WooCommerce Subscriptions is installed first! Please make sure you have WooCommerce Subscriptions, Grimlock for WooCommerce and Grimlock for WooCommerce Subscriptions installed and activated before creating the pricing page. If you haven’t already done so, you still can install this plugin before proceeding to the following steps. Download Grimlock for […]

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Customize bubbles elements for Groups Widgets

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Solving Missing Stylesheet Theme Installation Error

When installing the theme, you will have to ensure you have downloaded the correct zip file from ThemeForest and also make sure you are uploading the WordPress theme and not the full package. When visiting http://themeforest.net/downloads you will have an option to download the “Installable WordPress file only”. Select this option and download the file. Upload […]

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How to Customize the “Cities” Grid Menu ?

Heads up! Make sure Menu Image is installed first! Please make sure you have Menu Image installed and activated before creating any custom widget area. If you haven’t already done so, you still can install this plugin before proceeding to the following steps. First You have to import demo content. You will have a menu […]

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Switch the product image on hover (thumbnail flipper)

Install plugin First you need to download, install and activate the plugin WC Secondary Product Thumbnail. And that’s it! The “flipped” image will be the secondary on the product gallery list. More information and documentation on that plugin here

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Creating Mega Menus

Heads up! Make sure Menu image is installed first! Please make sure you have Menu Image installed and activated before creating any custom widget area. If you haven’t already done so, you still can install this plugin before proceeding to the following steps. Create a Simple Mega Menu You can view a demo of that […]

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Setup Yoast SEO with your theme

Install plugin + Grimlock addon First you need to download, install and activate the plugin. If you want to completely use Yoast SEO with your theme, you will need to download the “glue-plugin” for our framework Grimlock : Grimlock WordPress SEO. Download compatibility plugin

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Setup WooCommerce with your theme

Install plugin + Grimlock addon First you need to download, install and activate the plugin. If you want to completely use WooCommerce with your theme, you will need to download the “glue-plugin” for our framework Grimlock : Grimlock WooCommerce. Download compatibility plugin Basic Setup After the installation/activation of these two plugins, you can go with […]

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Setup BBPress with your theme

Install plugin + Grimlock addon First you need to download, install and activate the plugin. If you want to completely use bbPress with your theme, you will need to download the “glue-plugin” for our framework Grimlock : Grimlock bbPress. Download compatibility plugin Basic Setup After the installation/activation of these two plugins, you can go with […]

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Setup The Events Calendar with your theme

Install plugin + Grimlock addon First you need to download, install and activate the plugin. If you want to completely use the Events calendar with your theme, you will need to download the “glue-plugin” for our framework Grimlock : Grimlock The Events Calendar. Download compatibility plugin Basic Setup After the installation/activation of these two plugins, […]

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Replace the Homepage Banner with a Slider

You might want to add a slider in place of your homepage header. In that case, all you have to do is: Place a slider widget as the first widget in the “Homepage” widget area, which should appear just under the header on your page. Edit your homepage and change the page template in the “Page […]

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Translating Your Theme

Update WordPress Language Settings Tell WordPress what language to use. Visit Options > General, where you can set the Site Language option and save the settings. If your website is not translated once you have selected your language please follow the next steps. Add Your Own Translation Download the Poedit program to start translating the theme. Using the FTP client, […]

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Creating a Multilingual Website

Your theme works with WPML to create a fully multilingual website. This means you can have your website available in multiple languages. Getting set up with WPML requires a very specific configuration which is outlined below. Downloading WPML Head over to the WPML website and buy the subscription. Then go to the download section of your WPML account […]

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Creating Multilingual Widgets and Homepages

Heads Up! Make sure WPML is installed first! Please make sure you have WPML installed and activated before translating widgets and homepages. If you haven’t already done so, you still can install this plugin before proceeding to the following steps. If you are starting to create a multilingual website, chances are that you will need to translate […]

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Translating a Single Word

Heads Up! Make sure WPML is installed first! Please make sure you have WPML installed and activated before translating single words. If you haven’t already done so, you still can install this plugin before proceeding to the following steps. Sometimes if you only need to translate a single word you may not want to create an entire […]

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Adding Custom CSS

WordPress allows you to add custom CSS to change the appearance of your website through the Customizer. To display the CSS editor panel, please navigate to Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS. Any CSS added to this section will automatically be loaded on your website.

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Creating a Child Theme

A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality and styling of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes allow you to change certain design elements or features of your site without changing the parent theme directly. They are the recommended way of modifying an existing theme. Using a Child Theme The main reason […]

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Installing Jetpack

Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin that provides various features and enhancements to your WordPress site. Although Jetpack is optional, you may need to activate these features if you want your site to look like the theme demo. Please make sure you have Jetpack installed and activated. Otherwise, you can install this plugin before proceeding to following. After activating […]

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Removing the Default Styles

By default when you create a child theme, the default CSS for the theme will always be loaded. This is the best way to create a child theme as it promotes proper child theme creation. You should not be copy/pasting the entire CSS of the parent theme and modifying parts in your child theme. Instead […]

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Customizing the Single Page

The single pages of your website can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize. Customizing the Single Page General Options To customize the general options for the single post, go to Appearance > Customize > Pages > Single Page > General. Display Enable the Display featured image checkbox to display […]

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Customizing the Site Logo

The custom logo displayed in the navigation bar of your website header can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize > Site Identity > Logo. Find the Logo option in the Customizer to upload your logo. The Customizer will inform you about the recommended size. Click […]

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Customizing the Site Title

The title of your website header can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize > Site Identity > Title. Site Title To customize the site title displayed in the navigation bar of your header, go to Appearance > Customize > Site Identity > Title and edit […]

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Customizing the Site Tagline

The tagline of your website header can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize > Site Identity > Tagline. To customize the site tagline displayed in the navigation bar of your header, go to Appearance > Customize > Site Identity > Tagline and edit the Tagline […]

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Customizing the Yoast SEO Breadcrumbs

Heads up! Make sure Grimlock for Yoast SEO is installed first! Please make sure you have Yoast SEO and Grimlock for Yoast SEO installed and activated before customizing the breadcrumbs. If you haven’t already done so, you still can install this plugin before proceeding to the following steps. Download Grimlock for Yoast SEO The events […]

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Customizing the Forum Pages

Heads up! Make sure Grimlock for bbPress is installed first! Please make sure you have bbPress and Grimlock for bbPress installed and activated before customizing the forum pages. If you haven’t already done so, you still can install this plugin before proceeding to the following steps. Download Grimlock for bbPress The forum pages of your […]

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Customizing the BuddyPress Button Colors

Heads up! Make sure BuddyPress is installed first! Please make sure you have BuddyPress and Grimlock for BuddyPress installed and activated before customizing the directory and member pages. If you haven’t already done so, you still can install this plugin before proceeding to the following steps. Download Grimlock for BuddyPress The BuddyPress pages can be […]

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Customizing the Events Page

Heads up! Make sure Grimlock for The Events Calendar is installed first! Please make sure you have The Events Calendar and Grimlock for The Events Calendar installed and activated before customizing the events page. If you haven’t already done so, you still can install this plugin before proceeding to the following steps. Download Grimlock for […]

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Customizing the Shop Page

Heads up! Make sure Grimlock for WooCommerce is installed first! Please make sure you have WooCommerce and Grimlock for WooCommerce installed and activated before customizing the WooCommerce pages. If you haven’t already done so, you still can install this plugin before proceeding to the following steps. Download Grimlock for WooCommerce The posts page of your […]

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Customizing the Search Results

The search page of your website can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize. Customizing the Search Page General Options To customize the general options for the search page, go to Appearance > Customize > Search Results > General. Display Enable the Display featured images checkbox to display the featured […]

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Customizing the Single Product

Heads up! Make sure Grimlock for WooCommerce is installed first! Please make sure you have WooCommerce and Grimlock for WooCommerce installed and activated before customizing the WooCommerce pages. If you haven’t already done so, you still can install this plugin before proceeding to the following steps. Download Grimlock for WooCommerce The single products of your […]

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Customizing the Product Categories

Heads up! Make sure Grimlock for WooCommerce is installed first! Please make sure you have WooCommerce and Grimlock for WooCommerce installed and activated before customizing the WooCommerce pages. If you haven’t already done so, you still can install this plugin before proceeding to the following steps. Download Grimlock for WooCommerce The product categories of your […]

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Creating the Static Front Page

By default, WordPress shows your most recent posts in reverse chronological order on the front page of your site. Many WordPress users want a static front page as the front page instead. This “static front page” look is common for users desiring static or welcoming information on the front page of the site. To create the static […]

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Customizing the Posts Page

The posts page of your website can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize. Customizing the Posts Page General Options To customize the general options for the posts page, go to Appearance > Customize > Posts > Posts Page > General. Title – The title for the posts page. […]

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Customizing the Single Post

The single posts of your website can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize. Customizing the Single Post General Options To customize the general options for the single post, go to Appearance > Customize > Posts > Single Post > General. Display Enable the Display featured image checkbox to display […]

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Customizing the Menu Locations

Your theme comes with several of built-in menu locations for your website.You can select which menu appears in each location. To set menu locations, go to Appearance > Menus. For an improved user experience, we recommend setting menu locations through the Customizer as it helps you to preview your changes. You can access this under Appearance > […]

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Customizing the Global Appearance

The global appearance for your website can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize. Customizing the Background To customize the background for all pages, go to Appearance > Customize > Global > Background. Color The background color displayed in all web pages. Image The background image displayed in […]

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Customizing the Typography

The global typography for your website can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize. Customizing the Text To customize the text typography for all pages, go to Appearance > Customize > Typography > Text. Font Family – The font family for the text displayed in all web pages. Variant […]

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Customizing the Navigation

The primary navigation for your website can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize. Customizing the Navigation Menu Items To customize the navigation items, go to Appearance > Customize > Navigation > Item. Font Family – The font family for the menu items displayed in the primary navigation. Variant […]

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Customizing the Buttons

The buttons displayed in the web pages of your website can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize. Customizing All Buttons Style To customize all buttons, go to Appearance > Customize > Buttons > General. Font Family – The font family for the buttons displayed in all web pages. […]

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Customizing the Hero

Heads up! Make sure Grimlock Hero is installed first! Please make sure you have Grimlock Hero installed and activated before customizing the front page hero. If you haven’t already done so, you still can install this plugin before proceeding to the following steps. The front page hero of your website can be modified through the Customizer. […]

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Customizing the Pre Header

The pre header, the area above the header displayed in all web pages of your website, can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize. Customizing the Pre Header Layout To customize the layout for the pre header, go to Appearance > Customize > Pre Header > Layout. Layout […]

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Customizing the Header

The header displayed in all web pages of your website can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize. Customizing the Header General Options To customize the elements of the front page hero, go to Appearance > Customize > Header > General. Current Header – The background image for […]

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Customizing the Pre Footer

The pre footer, the area above the footer displayed in all web pages of your website, can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize. Customizing the Pre Footer Layout To customize the layout for the pre footer, go to Appearance > Customize > Pre Footer > Layout. Layout […]

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Customizing the Footer

The footer displayed in all web pages of your website, can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize. Customizing the Footer Layout To customize the layout for the footer, go to Appearance > Footer > Layout. Layout – The layout for the footer displayed in all web pages. Spread – The […]

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Customizing the Form Controls

The form controls displayed in all web pages of your website can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize. Customizing the Form Controls Style To customize the style for the header, go to Appearance > Customize > Form Controls. Border Radius – The border radius for the form controls displayed […]

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Customizing the Tables

The tables displayed in all web pages of your website can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize. Customizing the Tables Style To customize the style for the header, go to Appearance > Customize > Tables. Border Width – The border width for the tables displayed in all web pages. […]

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Customizing the Pagination

The pagination displayed in the blog page can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize. Customizing the Pagination Style To customize all buttons, go to Appearance > Customize > Pagination. Border Radius – The border radius for the pagination displayed in the blog page. Border Width – The border width for […]

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Customizing the Loader

The loader when web page is refreshed can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize. Customizing the Loader To customize the page loader, go to Appearance > Customize > Loader. Display – Enable the Display loader on page refresh checkbox to display the loader when web page is refreshed. Symbol Color – The […]

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Customizing the Back To Top Button

The back to top button displayed in the web pages of your website can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize. Customizing the Back To Top Button Style To customize all buttons, go to Appearance > Customize > Back To Top Button. Display – Enable the Display in pages checkbox to display the […]

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Creating the Contact Us Page

Heads up! Make sure Contact Form 7 is installed first! Please make sure you have Contact Form 7 installed and activated before creating your Contact Us page. If you haven’t already done so, you still can install this plugin before proceeding to the following steps. Create a New Contact Form The Contact Us page refers to the […]

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Does Your Theme Support Multiple Homepages?

Yes, your theme offers a widgetized page template called Homepage. It has all of its content managed with widgets through the Homepage widget area, which can be replaced for any new homepage using Easy Custom Sidebars. To output the widgets in this area, make sure you are viewing the new homepage with Homepage page template applied.  

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Is the Kirki Plugin Required for the Theme to Fully Function?

Yes, the Kirki plugin is an amazing customizer toolkit that we use within Grimlock to create and manage all the fields in the WP customizer. The Kirki plugin will do nothing on its own and Grimlock will not work without Kirki so both of them are required for your theme.

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Is the Grimlock Plugin Required for the Theme to Fully Function?

Yes, Grimlock is our handmade open source WP plugin that serves as the engine of your theme by providing you with all the customization features and widgets. That’s why even though your theme will still work without Grimlock we highly recommend that you leave it activated at all times.

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Creating the Logged In Users and Logged Out Users Menus

Creating New Menus The Logged In Users Menu refers to the menu items containing account related action and links displayed when users are logged in. On the other hand, The Logged Out Users Menu refers to those displayed when users are logged out. To add items to any of these menus, you use the same steps you would […]

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Installing a New Plugin

Automatic installation Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic plugin install, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New. In the search field type the plugin name you are […]

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BuddyPress Basic setup

The basic settings of BuddyPress can seem hazy and difficult. In outline BuddyPress is composed of these key components: Community Members: Members directory and members profile. Extended Profiles: customize user profiles and configure the available fields. Account Settings: let your users edit their account settings. Friend Connections: let users make connections with each other. Private […]

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Showing Different Primary Menus for Logged In or Logged Out Users

If your theme is compatible with BuddyPress and Grimlock for BuddyPress, two built-in menu locations are provided to allow you to display different menus for account related actions and links whether users are connected or not. However, if you wish to show different primary menus for logged in or logged out users, you can use […]

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Customizing the Site Icon

The custom icon of your website header can be modified through the Customizer. To display all available customization options, please navigate to Appearance > Customize > Site Identity > Icon. The site icon, also called favicon, is used as a browser and app icon for your site. To customize the favicon, go to Appearance > Customize […]

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Does my Theme Support PayPal, Stripe, etc… for Processing Payments?

WooCommerce is powering your theme to process payments for shop products, membership subscriptions, etc… This means that all payment gateways supported by WooCommerce are also supported by your theme, including PayPal, Amazon Pay, Authorize.net, Stripe and much more. In fact, WooCommerce supports over 100+ payment gateways.

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Can I Give Subscribers a Free Month Trial Before They are Billed?

Heads up! You want to know how to setup paid membership plans? If you want to know how to setup subscriptions on your site, you can read this article first: How do I Charge Membership Subscriptions? Absolutely, if you are using WooCommerce Membership with WooCommerce Subscriptions extension, you just need to add a free trial period in your subscription […]

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How do you Allow Only Registered Users to View User Profiles?

Heads up! Do you want to charge for membership subscriptions? If you want to use paid membership subscriptions, we suggest that you take look at this article instead: How do I Charge Membership Subscriptions? Download and install the Restrict User Access plugin You may want your site’s users to register before they can see other people’s […]

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How do I Charge Membership Subscriptions?

Heads up! Do you just want to restrict content access without requiring payment? If you want to allow only registered users to access certain areas of your site, we suggest that you take look at this article instead: How do you Allow Only Registered Users to View User Profiles? While building your site, you might […]

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Can I Place ads on my Site?

You can place advertising banners on your site by using the AdRotate plugin which provides you with a shortcode that you can put in any widget area of your theme (for example in a Text widget or a Grimlock Section widget). This means you can place ads in your home page, blog page, members page, … and basically any […]

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Adding the Grimlock Section Widget

Section widgets are provided by our homebrewed Grimlock plugin and integrate themselves seamlessly in your theme. They allow you to create your homepage or to further showcase marketing content using the Before/After Content widget areas of your theme. Numerous content and design options are provided in this kind of widget and the number of widget in one […]

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Adding the Grimlock Custom Menu Section Widget

Custom menu section widgets are provided by our homebrewed Grimlock plugin and integrate themselves seamlessly in your theme. They allow you to create your homepage or to add a new navigation menu anywhere on your pages using the Before/After Content widget areas of your theme. Numerous content and design options are provided in this kind of widget […]

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Adding the Grimlock Posts Section Widget

Posts section widgets are provided by our homebrewed Grimlock plugin and integrate themselves seamlessly in your theme. They allow you to create your homepage or to further showcase a collection of posts on all your pages using the Before/After Content widget areas of your theme. Numerous content and design options are provided in this kind of widget […]

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Adding the Grimlock Query Section Widget

Query section widgets are provided by our homebrewed Grimlock plugin and integrate themselves seamlessly in your theme. They allow you to create your homepage or to further showcase any type of posts on all your pages using the Before/After Content widget areas of your theme. They also offer different filters when querying posts and custom post types. […]

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Creating the Activation and Registration Pages

Heads up! Make sure BuddyPress is installed first! Please make sure you have BuddyPress installed and activated before creating the registration and activation pages. If you haven’t already done so, you still can install this plugin before proceeding to the following steps. BuddyPress auto generates the component pages for you. However, if you have open […]

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Adding the Grimlock Term Query Section Widget

Term query section widgets are provided by our homebrewed Grimlock plugin and integrate themselves seamlessly in your theme. They allow you to create your homepage or to further showcase any collection of taxonomy terms on all your pages using the Before/After Content widget areas of your theme. They also offer different filters when querying categories, post tags […]

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Installing Your Theme

To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For information in regard to installing the WordPress platform, please see the  WordPress Codex article on installation. Downloading the Theme Zip File The first thing you will need to do is to download the theme installation zip file. If you bought the […]

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Installing Required Plugins

To enjoy the major features seen in the demo website, you will be invited to install the plugins we have curated and recommended for your theme. You can either install some or all of them. Visit Appearance > Install Plugins and select which plugins you would like to install. We recommend the bulk installation of all […]

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Can I use the plugin Visual Composer with your theme?

There is less need for page builder plugins when using any of our themes. We have built the plugin Grimlock, which provides different widgets you can use in our themes to create pages like the home page. Our theme provides several page templates that are controlled by custom widget areas, in which the added widgets can be arranged in […]

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Creating Galleries

Your theme takes advantage of WordPress’s built in galleries. Their display is provided by the Jetpack plugin. Enable the extra Tiled Galleries and Carousel by going to Jetpack > Settings. Once you’ve done that, you’ll notice you have a few new gallery types available when creating a gallery. The gallery most used throughout the demo is Tiled Mosaic. This gallery […]

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Manually Updating Your Theme

Heads up! Create a Backup! Please create a complete backup of your site before making any changes to your theme. If you have never made any backup, you can follow those instructions about How to Create a Complete WordPress Backup. Please note also that you should only do this if you have not made any […]

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