Installation & Update

Before you can complete the installation, make certain you have unpacked the entire package. This is very important! You can complete the installation in either of two ways:

  1. WordPress Theme Manager - please go to Appearance > Themes > Add new > Upload, select the zipped theme folder called Nova.zip and press Install Now WordPress will do the rest for you.
  2. FTP upload-upload non-zipped Nova to the /wp-content/themes/ folder in the WordPress installation folder on your server.

The Second part of this guide describes how to update Nova. When first installing Nova, make sure that you don’t make any changes in the files. If you have, and you don`t want to lose them, the best way save them is to use a freeware tool for comparing files, Beyond Compare for example (How to use it can be found on their website). After comparing files, you can then upload only those files that haven’t been changed.

If you haven`t changed any theme files, all you need to do to update your current version is to download the latest package from ThemeForest, unpack the files, and upload the new files on the server while replacing the old files by overwriting them.

All your data is safe becausetheme file updates do not change anything in the database. It is still recommended to always make a backup of your files & database.

IMPORTANT!!! After theme installation, you will see a box with information about required and optional plugins. To install and activate them, navigate to Appearance > Install Plugins and install those plugins that are required, the optional plugins for really same as demo.

1 click demo content

Simply go to Appearance > Sample Data and choose what you want to install. You can preview demo before import.

Notes: All data wil be replace with new data.

Customizer

Site information

Site Information - please go to Appearance > Customizer > General
  • Body Background Color
  • Body Background Image
  • Site Title
  • Tagline
  • Site Icon(Favicon)

Socials

Socials - please go to Appearance > Customizer > Socials
Easy choose, edit and order socials

Page Callout

Page Callout - please go to Appearance > Customizer > Page Callout
  • Enable Page Callout
  • Page Callout In Footer
    This option check the Page Callout will in footer, uncheck this option for show before footer
  • Custom background image for Page Callout
  • Custom background color for Page Callout

Typography

Typography - please go to Appearance > Customizer > typography
  • Easy choose google font, font size and style for Body, Heading(H tag), Menu,Header, Footer

Color

Color Scheme - please go to Appearance > Customizer > Color > General
  • Choose a color form Example Schemes
  • Custom Primary color
  • Custom Link color
  • Custom Link hover color
  • Custom H tag color
  • Custom Body text color
  • Custom Body secondary color(for some special element), it is diffrence in each skin
Color Header - please go to Appearance > Customizer > Color > Header

Header Color

Select color for background header,text header.

  • Header Background Color
  • Header Text Color

Menu Color

Select color for background menu, background submenu color menu a, color menu a:hover, background menu a:hover...

  • Mainnav Background
  • Mainnav a color
  • Mainnav a hover color
  • Subnav a color
  • Subnav background color
  • Subnav border color
  • Subnav background hover color
Color Scheme - please go to Appearance > Customizer > Color > Footer
  • Footer Border Color
  • Footer Background Color
  • Footer Widget Title Color
  • Footer Widget Text Color
  • Footer Widdget Text hover Color

Blog Options

Blog Options - please go to Appearance > Customizer > Post

Blog Layout

All options in this section will be used to make style for blog page.

  • List Sidebar Position:[No Sidebar | Sidebar Left | Sidebar Right]
  • List Sidebar: Easy choose widget area(Could dynamic create and add at Appearance > Customizer > Widgets ) for blog page
  • Blog Post Style:[List No thumb | List | List Small | Grid]
  • Post Columns:Choose columns for grids
  • Post Excepts Length:Length of text trim
  • Show post meta
  • Show Readmore
  • Readmore Text
  • Pagination Style[Pager | Numeric | Pager and Numeric | Load more

Blog Single

Also, you can change the style for blog single to make your site unique.

  • Show Post Navigator
  • Show Related Posts
  • Related Posts Style: [List No thumb | List | List Small | Grid]
  • Columns Of Related Posts: Select columns for grid
  • Number Of Related Posts: Number of post show in related area.

Portfolio Options

Portfolio Options - please go to Appearance > Customizer > portfolios

Portfolio List

Change options in this section to custom style for Portfolio listing page.

  • Portfoliosslug: For more effeciency link with you website. Example: abc.com/portfolio will become: abc.com/your_slug
  • Show filter
  • Portfolios Columns
  • Portfolios Pagination Style:[Page and Numeric | Load more]
  • Posts Per Page Number of portfolio post show in page

Single Portfolio

Also, you can change the style for Portfolio single to make your site unique.

  • Show Single Navigator
  • Show Related Portfolios
  • Portfolios panel title: Change Portfolio Related area title
  • Related Portfolio Columns: Choose columns for related portfolio
  • Number of related items: How many portfolio post will display

Layout

Layout - please go to Appearance > Customizer > Layout style
  • Layout version: [Wide | Boxed]
  • List Sidebar Position: [No sidebar | Sidebar Left | Sidebar Right]. This is option for sidebar default position for page(when page option is not set).
  • List Sidebar Position: Choose widget area to show. This widget area could dynamic create at Appearance > Widgets
  • Show Breadcrumb
  • Breadcrumb Prefix
  • Breadcrumb Separator

Additional CSS

Typography - please go to Appearance > Customizer > Additional CSS
  • Easy add your custom css style

Additional Js

Typography - please go to Appearance > Customizer > Additional Js
  • Easy add your custom js

Page Option General

General - These options for custom layout for current page locate at Page Options > General
  • Load special Skin for page: (This options just show when check [Enable Scheme Load] ) Using for add skin for this page
  • Enable Custom Logo: For custom logo and logo retina for this page
  • Enable Custom Layout: For cutom : Display Style, Sidebar Position,Custom Sidebar
    • Display Style:This Page layout Wide | Boxed
    • Sidebar Position: This Page sidebar position: No Sidebar | Sidebar Left | Sidebar Right
    • Custom sidebar: Choose widget area load on this page (This widget could creat more at Appearance > Widgets)
  • Enable Custom Body Background Image and Color: For cutom : Body Background Color, Body Background Image
  • Enable Custom Page Title: For cutom : Show Page Tile, Page Title Overlay Color, Margin Padding Border, Page Title Background Image
    • Show Page Tile:Show page Title(Not working with templates[front page]
    • Page Title Overlay Color: This Page title color overlay
    • Margin Padding Border
    • Page Title Background Image

Portfolio Options

Portfolio Options - Change options in this section to custom style for portfolio listing page.Working when this page is loaded template Portfolio Locate at Page Options > Portfolios
  • Enable Custom Portfolio layout: This options to show[Portfolio Columns, Portfolio Columns, Show Filter,Portfolio categories order,Not Show these portfolios by IDs,Posts Per Page,Pagination Style]
    • Portfolio Style: Style for Portfolios(This Options will change belong to theme/skin)
    • Portfolio Columns: Columns for Portfolios
    • Show Fitler
    • Portfolio categories order: Just Show Portfolio from this list(multi by commas) and show menu filters like this order. EX:travel,aviation,business. Leave empty for auto load
    • Not Show these portfolios by IDs: Not show this portfolios Ids (Multi by Commas). Not Show these portfolios by IDs EX:1,2,3.
    • Posts Per Page: Number of portfolio show
    • Pagination Style: Pagination Style[pager and numeric, Loadmore].

Portfolio Single

Portfolio Options -To create a portfolio, you first need to create a new portfolio Portfolios > New Portfolios and set up the title eg. Black Iphone5, add description or shortcode in main editor field.
  • In the Post field You could choose :
    • Standard: Default Portfolio
    • Gallery: To Display Gallery as featured images. When this post format selected, the Portfolio options will show controls upload images.
    • Video: To Display Video as featured images. When this post format selected, the blog options will show controls textarea for insert link or iframe embed.
    • Project Details | Portfolio Details: The Details of portfolio(Author,Client).
    • Extra Details: To Extra some other details.
      • Title For this extra area: Example: Project Graph.
      • Project Shortcodes:Extra Description or Add some shortcodes here

Blog Options

Blog Options -To create a page blog, you first need to create a new page. The Template choose Blog Template and then Change options in this section to custom style for Blog listing page.Working when this page is loaded template Blog Locate at Page Options > Blog
  • Enable Custom Blog layout: This options to show[Blog style, Blog Columns, Post Excepts Length, Show Read More, Read More Text, Posts Per Page, Pagination Style]
    • Blog style: Style for Blog(This Options will change belong to theme/skin)
    • Blog Columns: Columns for Blog
    • Post Excepts Length: Lengh of text trim
    • Show Read More: For show readmore.
    • Read More Text: Change Readmore text
    • Posts Per Page: Number of post show.
    • Pagination Style: Pagination Style[Pager,Numberic, pager and numeric, Loadmore].

Blog Single

Blog Options -To create a post, you first need to create a new Post Posts > Add New and set up the title eg. Blog.
  • In the Post field You could choose :
    • Standard | Aside: Default Post
    • Image: Post Format Image.
    • Blockquotes: Post Format BlockQuote
    • Gallery: To Display Gallery as featured images. When this post format selected, the blog options will show controls upload images.
    • Video: To Display Video as featured images. When this post format selected, the blog options will show controls textarea for insert link or iframe embed.

Widget Area

Widget Areas - please go to Appearance > Customizer > Widgets
  • Easy Create or remove widget area

Translation

  • Use .mo/.po files and Poedit software:For all those who prefer translation using files included in the theme we recommend using the .mo/.po files. Those files work in pairs, so for each language you need to have 2 files with the same name but a different extension. For example, if you want to translate into German language, your files would be de_DE.mo and de_DE.po To edit these files you need to use Poedit an easy to use software application. Simply upload the files into Poedit, edit them and upload them into the"languages" folder included in the theme.
  • If you want a multilingual website: You could use: