Introduction

Thank you so much for choosing our theme. We really appreciate and hope that you'll love our work!
We love to hear your feedback and improvise according to it. We always strive to make your experience better even more better when using our products. It feels great when we get those 5 stars from you. That makes us super happy and helps us to work even more harder on future updates of the product. So, please rate and leave an amazing review if you like our product and support. (How to rate?)     

Requirements & Compatibility
Democracy is compatible with the WordPress version 4.3.1 and later (PHP v.5.2.4 or greater; MySQL v.5.0.15 or greater).
Most JavaScript enabled browsers will make our themes work with no issues. They are designed and optimized for desktops, tablets and smartphones.
Currently we are testing themes in:
  • Google Chrome (Mac and PC)
  • Firefox (Mac and PC)
  • Internet Explorer 9 and later (also, we are making sure that site remains readable in IE 7 and 8)
  • Safari (Mac and PC)
  • Opera (based on Blink/Chromium engine; Mac and PC)
  • Safari Mobile
  • Chrome (on iOS and Android)
Need Support?
If you have any pre-sales questions or queries regarding Democracy, you can ask them in the comments section at the top. Our sales team will be excited to answer those for you. For the technical issues please contact our support team by opening a ticket at http://kodeforest.com/support Our dedicated support team will help you out . http://kodeforest.com/support (Registration Required)

Attention! Kindly note, that we cannot provide the support until you specify your Item Purchase Code. Here s how you can get it:



Important! We are offering first free installation in case of any confusion it will help you to setup your theme in simple steps, Contact our support for first free installation.

Install Wordpress

Download and Install WordPress 4.0 or later.

You can download the latest wordpress version from here. https://wordpress.org/download/"

Theme Installation

Once you purchase the theme from themeforest, you'll be able to load 2 file type.
  1. All Files and documentation


  2. Installable Wordpress Theme File


If you select to download all files and documentation ( the zip name will be themeforest-xxx-xxxxx.zip ), you have to extract it out ( to get themename-vxx_xx.zip file ) before installing it to wordpress system.
Install theme via Wordpress Dashboard
  1. Go to 'Appearance > Theme' section
  2. Click 'Add New' and select the 'Upload' option
  3. Upload the zip file
  4. All Done :)
Please note :

That some hostings have a restriction on a size of a file that you are uploading. If any warnings appear, most probably, your hosting has file size limit. And the theme .zip file is too large to be uploaded via WordPress Panel.
You can contacting your hosting provider and ask to ease this restrictions (e.g 32MB will do).

Install theme via FTP
  1. Access to the file on your server using ftp editor program
  2. Go to 'wp-content/themes' folder
  3. Extract the zip file and put the themename-vxx_xx folder there
  4. Go to 'Wordpress Dashboard > Appearance > Theme' section to activate the theme
  5. All Done :)
Install Plugins
After you install the theme, there'll be a list of suggested and recommended plugins at the top of the wordpress dashboard.



If you already hide it out, you can go to 'Appearance > Install Plugins' section instead too.

Importing Demo Content

After activating the theme, there'll be suggested plugin listed at the top ( if there aren't, you can go to 'Appearance > Install Plugins' section as well ).

Try installing and activating these following plugins as it effects the importing process ). You can also install all suggested plugins at this step as well.
  1. KodeForest Shortcodes
  2. Woocommerce ( optional )
  3. Revolution Slider ( optional )
  4. Contact Form 7 ( optional )
  5. KodeForest Testimonial ( optional )
  6. KodeForest Team ( optional )
  7. KodeForest Portfolio ( optional )
  8. KodeForest Event Manager ( optional )
  9. KodeForest Importer ( optional )
  10. Mega Menu ( optional )
Then, go to 'Tools > Import' and select 'kodeforest Importer' option.



Follow the steps mentioned on the screen, then, activate and run the plugin
now click button 'Import Dummy'
and wait for few seconds for the dummy to import the files. once you finished with this procedure you'll get the site like the demo :)

How to Import Home Layouts Like Demo.

Democracy has made very easily to import the dummy home pages. Now go to the pages > Add New and in the right section of the page you will see the option Default pages templates. There are the pre-defined home layouts available there.

Just simple click on the layout you want to have. The pre defined home will be set up the page like demo. You can also save your own custom settings page and you can restore it again you wish to have any time.



After importing the demo site, try following these steps

Note: Images are not the part of the theme package. As they images are purchased from shutterstock and we donot have there reselling distribution rights.

1. Setting up Menu
In this theme you are able to display menus in the header (Primary Menu) and responsive menu.

If you want to have one page navigation site go to the Theme options > General > Navigation settings and switch on the one page navigation and use the custom menus to link the section.

Custom menu can be created/managed in a usual way. More detail are available here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/

Go to 'Appearence > Menus' and follow the steps from screen

Follow the steps mentioned on the screen

2. Setting up homepage
Go to 'Settings > Reading' to change front page to any page you want.
  • Navigate to the WP-admin > Settings > Reading interface.
  • In the Front page displays section choose static page (select below) radio-button.
  • In the Front page: selector choose the page that you have created to be the Homepage.
  • Attention. Please do not select the Posts page:, otherwise your custom blog settings will not take effect!
Disable Comments
Comments are enabled on WordPress posts and pages by default. You can change the default for new posts or pages, as well as enable/disable comments on posts or pages you have already published.

You can change the defaults for new posts or pages on the Settings -> Discussion screen.

To hide comments on the specific page go to WP-admin > Pages and click the quick edit link. You will see the Allow Comments checkbox



You can do the same in the Page/Post Adding/Editing interface. Simply check the Discussion checkbox in Screen Option – corresponding Discussion box will appear

Updating the theme
There're no auto update function in our theme, so you have to manually install it again. Try following this steps for this.
  1. Just log in to your theme forest account. Go to your membership downloads section and very next to the item name leave the 5 Star rating :)
  2. After rating the theme 5 Star. Download the zip file from themeforest again
  3. Install it to different folder ( or rename the current theme and just simply upload theme via wordpress dashboard without removing the old one)
  4. Activate the new theme version
  5. Set the menu to themes location at the 'Appearance > Menu' section.
  6. Save the theme option once
  7. Make sure everything is working properly and you can remove the old theme files out
You can also follow the theme status update from our facebook or our twitter as well.

Child Theme

To create child theme
If you don't want to modify the theme files every time you update the theme, you have to create the child theme to modify the php code for this. You can find the tutorial about how to create the child theme here



Our theme wrap every function with if( !function_exists('some_function') ) command, so if you want to use any function, just declare it in the function.php file of the child theme and it'll overwrite the existing one.

A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes allow you to modify, or add to the functionality of that parent theme. A child theme is the best, safest, and easiest way to modify an existing theme, whether you want to make a few tiny or extensive changes. By keeping your customization in a child theme you can always keep the parent theme up-to-date without losing your modification.

Unzip it into /wp-content/themes/ folder. There is nothing specific about child theme functioning it works the same as a standard WP child theme. You can find more information here:

Besides the default templates (header.php, footer.php, page templates, etc.), if you want to modify any core functions from ../THEME-NAME/inc/helpers.php, template-hooks.php, etc, copy the entire function which you want to modify to your child themes functions.php and edit it there.

Copy Parent theme setting to Child

When activating a child theme, settings are reverted to default. So if you decide to use a child theme later (after configuring a parent theme), please use Theme options > Import & export to transfer settings.

Style & Layout

There're unlimited color scheme available with Democracy from head to to you can change whole color scheme in just one click All you need to click the Color Scheme settings can be set at 'KF options > General > Style & Layout' section.
Layout Settings
From here you can select the boxed or full layout for your site as well as you can turn On/Off responsiveness of your site.
Plus you can manage the body background style from here easily.

Also you can turn on the nice scroll of your site if you wish to have. You can manage the nice scroll bar color and radius. All the settings of the nice scroll are in your hands

RTL version of the site can be turn On/Off with just one click.

Sub-header Settings

There is a unique option in the Theme panel where you can upload the default header background images from here. These settings can be set at 'KF options > General > Sub Header section.

System Diagnostic Information

Above information is useful to diagnose some of the possible reasons to malfunctions, performance issues or any errors. You can faciliate the process of support by providing below information to our support staff.

From here you can view your current server information where you can see all about your server , apache and PHP version running.

Also you can see the Author URL and the site link , Theme version and its name.

Plus more you can see the wordpress version installed at your site and your server PHP maximum upload file size and memory limit over here.

This is all what you have to search for hours now its available with just one click option.

Import / Export Settings

The theme has the Admin panel Export and Import option. You ca also save the theme panel options settings. Click on the Export button. You will get the settings in shape of code. Copy that code and save it in to a text file. When you want to import your previous settings earlier then copy that code which you have get earlier and poste it into the Import field and import it incase of lost of settings. Cheers :)

Maintenance Mode Settings

The theme has the provides you the built in maintenance mode. No there is no need to use the external plugin for your maintenance mode page.

You have the settings in the Theme options where you can turn On / Off the maintenance mode.

You can upload the logo from there.

You can upload the background image for your maintenance page.

You can enter the title for your maintenance mode site.

You can also enter the caption for your maintenance mode site.

Enter the date of the launch of your site.

You can turn On / Off the newsletter on your maintenance mode from here.

You can also turn On / Off the social icons that will be shown on the maintenance mode.

Blog Settings

Blog is the most important part of the theme now the power full theme panel has complete control over your site. Theme panel allows you to set the default blog title and caption. Then you can select the thumbnail size from there and can set the side bar for the blog posts. These settings can be set at 'KF options > Blog Settings.
Also you can select the single post default side bar position as well as you can select the default side bar for the single post from the drop down menu.

Now you can control the blog Meta information easily. If you don't want to have the blog meta information just switch off the button and the blog meta information will disappear from the blog posts.

Single Post Author information can be turn On / off from here easily. You have the complete control over the blog post of your site.

More Over now there are just switch button On / Off that will makes your life so easy to customize the site within few minutes.

You can control the single post feature image from here.

You can show / hide the single post date from here.

You can show / hide the single post Author information from here.

You can show / hide the single post Comments from here.

You can show / hide the single post Tags from here.

You can show / hide the single post Category from here.

You can show / hide the single post Next / Previous related post button from here.

Event Settings

Event is the most important part of the theme now the power full theme panel has complete control over your site. These settings can be set at 'KF options > Event Settings. You can control the single Event feature image from here.

You can show / hide the Event Image date from here.

You can show / hide the Single Event Organizer Information from here.

You can show / hide the Single Event Tags from here.

You can show / hide the Single Related Events from here.

You can show / hide the Single Related Events Meta from here.

You can show / hide the Event Single Events Comments button from here.

Team Settings

Team is the most important part of the theme now the power full theme panel has complete control over your site. These settings can be set at 'KF options > Team Settings. You can enable / disable the Singe Team featured image for the team here.

You can select the default thumbnail size for the team from the drop down menu here.

You can also select the default team style from the given drop down menu.

Single Event Related team can be turn On / Off from here.

Woocommerce Single

The theme is also compatible with the woocommerce plugin. You can also manange the woo commerce settings can be set at 'KF options > Woo options > Woo Single.

Where you get the complete control over the woo commerce products on the single woo commerce products.

We have given On / Off button which does you work in minutes. You can set up your shop now very easily. No coding is required in this.
  • You can show/hide Woocommerce Product Titles at the Product Details page
  • You can show/hide Woocommerce Product Prices at the Product Details page
  • You can show/hide Woocommerce Variable Product prices at the Product Details page
  • You can show/hide Woocommerce Product related post at the Product Details page
  • You can show/hide Woocommerce Product SKU Number at the Product Details page
  • You can show/hide Woocommerce Product Category at the Product Details page
  • You can show/hide Woocommerce Product Tags at the Product Details page
  • You can show/hide Woocommerce Product Out of stock text at the Product Details page
  • You can show/hide Woocommerce Product Sales icon at the Product Details page

Woocommerce Listing

The theme is also provides you the woo commerce listing control options which you can easily control the listing layout by going to the KF options > Woo options > Woo listing.

We have given On / Off button which does you work in minutes. You can set up your shop now very easily. No coding is required in this.

You can also select the products per row on the products / shop page of your site. More over you can select the default side bar position and the side bar for your shop page.
  • You can show/hide Woocommerce Products Cart Icon at the listing page
  • You can show/hide Woocommerce Products titles at the listing page
  • You can show/hide Woocommerce Products Price at the listing page
  • You can show/hide Woocommerce Products Rating stars at the listing page

Social Configuration

1.) Header Social
You can set manage your social profiles from here. Just enter the URL of your social profiles they will be start appearing in the top header social area.

2.) Social Shares
You can turn On/Off the social sharing for the post from here. Just Click on the switch button.

Font Sizes

2.) Font Family
You can set font family of site from here by going to 'KF Options > Font Style > Font Family' section.

You can select the Navigation font from here.

You can also select the Header font of your choice.

Plus you can change the Content Font according to your requirement.



Font Size

You can set font size of site from here by going to 'KF Options > Font Style > Font Size' section.

You can control the Content size from the given bar by just dragging from the mouse.

You can control the H1 size from the given bar by just dragging from the mouse.

You can control the H2 size from the given bar by just dragging from the mouse.

You can control the H3 size from the given bar by just dragging from the mouse.

You can control the H4 size from the given bar by just dragging from the mouse.

You can control the H5 size from the given bar by just dragging from the mouse.

You can control the H6 size from the given bar by just dragging from the mouse.

Bx Slider

Theme has the options to manage the built in slider settings. You have the Bx slider and the settings are in your hands where you can manage its sliding effect , Animation time . pause time etc very easily with few click.

You can select the BX slide effect from the dropdown menu.

You can Enter the BX slider pause time you want to have.

You can Enter the BX slider animation speed you want to have.

Flex Slider

Theme has the options to manage the built in slider settings. You have the flex slider and the settings are in your hands where you can manage its sliding effect , Animation time . pause time etc very easily with few click.

You can select the Flex slide effect from the dropdown menu.

You can Enter the Flex slider pause time you want to have.

You can Enter the Flex slider animation speed you want to have.

Nivo Slider

Theme has the options to manage the built in slider settings. You have the nivo slider and the settings are in your hands where you can manage its sliding effect , Animation time . pause time etc very easily with few click.

You can select the Nivo slide effect from the dropdown menu.

You can Enter the Nivo slider pause time you want to have.

You can Enter the Nivo slider animation speed you want to have.

Slider Caption Color & Size Setting

Now you can control the caption title and caption font size from here easily with the drag and drop options.

For the first time you have the complete control over the slider caption area. You can manage your slider caption title and background color.

Caption title and size can be managed from here. It can be easily controlled from the given bar.

Democracy gives you the complete control where you can set the color for the title , caption and button easily from the color picker.

You can select the Caption Title Color on the slider from here.

You can select the Caption Title Background Color on the slider from here.

You can control the Caption Title Size on the slider from here.

You can select the Caption Description Color on the slider from here.

You can select the Caption Description Size on the slider from here.

You can select the Caption Button Color on the slider from here.

You can select the Caption Button Border Color on the slider from here.

You can select the Caption Button Background Color on the slider from here.



API Settings

Theme has the Mail chimp integration which settings are defined in Theme panel options that allows you to enter the Mail Chimp API and ID.


SEO Settings

Theme has the Built in SEO function in it with all the power full and latest options available here through which you can move your site in the search engine top searches.

There is a turn On / Off SEO button where you can turn on and off the built in SEO. Turn it OFF if you want to use external SEO plugin.

You can add Default meta title. These setting may be overridden for single posts & pages.

You can add Default website name here. These setting may be overridden for single posts & pages.

You can select the SEO title transform format from here weather you want to have the uppercase or lowercase.

WebMaster & Bots

Theme has powerfull Web Master & Bots options available which allows you to have complete control over the search engines.

You have the Bots Turn On / Off the option which allows you to control the index of your site in different Search Engines.

You can use to rank the SEO default Alexa search engine.

You can also use to rank the SEO default Bing search engine.

You can use to rank the SEO default Google search engine.

You can use to rank the SEO default Yandex search engine.

SEO Archive Page

These SEO fields are for the Archive Page of your site

Here you can see the Archive SEO settings that allows you to set your website Title here.

Then you can have the SEO Description of your site here easily in the provided text area.

Also you can set the SEO keywords for your site

HomePage Settings

These SEO fields are for the HomePage of your site

Here you can see the Home Page SEO settings that allows you to set your website Title here.

Then you can have the SEO Description of your site here easily in the provided text area.

Also you can set the SEO keywords for your site

SEO Error 404 Page

These SEO fields are for the 404 Page of your site

Here you can see the SEO 404 settings that allows you to set your website Title here.

Then you can have the SEO 404 Description of your site here easily in the provided text area.

Also you can set the SEO 404 keywords for your site

SEO Maintenance Page

These SEO fields are for the Maintenance mode of your site

Here you can see the SEO Maintenance settings that allows you to set your website Title here.

Then you can have the SEO Maintenance Description of your site here easily in the provided text area.

Also you can set the SEO Maintenance keywords for your site

Creating Homepage

Go to 'Page > Add New' to create new page.

There you will see the page builder available. Our themes framework named as Xpress through which you can built the whole site easily without any difficulty by using the Pre-defined Elements.



There are multiple Wrapper elements which allows to just drag and drop the elements and manage them from the page builder.

Set the page as Homepage
Go to 'Setting > Reading' area. Choose the front page as static page and select the page you want to be homepage.



You have to leave the post page option blank and use blog item ( in our page builder area ) to create the blog page instead.

Page Builder Wrapper Elements

There are different page wrapper elements in the power full page builder which allows you to build your site with all the possibilities and let you to easily customize the site.

The page builder wrapper elements are below :

  • Section Wrapper
  • Column Wrapper
  • Simple Column


Section Wrapper
Section wrapper is one of the wonder full page builder element that let you play with your site with multiple options in it. Drop the section wrapper from the page builder. Edit it from the left corner from gear icon. You will see the wrapper option types:

  • Color Background
  • Background Image
  • Predefined Patters
  • Video Background
  • Google Map
Color background
When you select the section wrapper as color background it allows you to select the background color for the section from the color picker. When you will drop the page builder element inside the section color wrapper the background of color will be shown which you have selected in the section color wrapper.



Background Image
If you want to have the background image for your element then use the background image option form the section and upload the background image from there.



Video Background
If you want to have the section with video background then with in just few options you can set the section with full width video background for your page / site.



Google Map
If you want to show the google map by using the section wrapper then you select the section type as Google map. Just you need to enter the Google Map shortcode which you can get it from the KF shortcodes.



If you want to make your section to full width then you need to select the container type of section wrapper to Full Width incase of the slider , gallery etc.
Column Wrapper
Column wrapper element is used to manage the size of the page builder element according to your choice. E.g If you want to set the 4 different services then you need to drop the 4 column wrappers and 4 services elements.

Then drop the services one by one in the column wrappers and manage there sizes by plus minus button.



Simple Column
Simple column element is very easy to use. Its just allows you to place the short code over there or place the HTML inside the element.



Services Styles

Using this theme you can create 5 different Services Styles. Services can be created by easily from the powerful page builder. In the page builder you have the element Services. There is no custom post type available in the theme for the Services.

How to create Services Styles 1 shown in the Screen shot ?



Lets us know how to create the service style 1.

1) Go to the new page, Drop the Services element from the page builder, Edit the element from the gear icon and add the enter the title , font awesome class e.g fa fa-lock.

2) Then select the services style from the drop down menu, enter the description for the services and enter the button text and URL you want to move that button.

3) You can upload the services image from there.

4) Enter the content text information that you want to show in the services

5) Enter the margin bottom in numbers only. Donot write px in it.



Services Style 2
This is the service style type 2 which is shown here in the screenshot.



Lets us know how to create the service style 2.

1) Go to the new page, Drop the Services element from the page builder, Edit the element from the gear icon and add the enter the title , font awesome class e.g fa fa-lock.

2) Then select the services style from the drop down menu, enter the description for the services and enter the button text and URL you want to move that button.

4) Enter the content text information that you want to show in the services

5) Enter the margin bottom in numbers only. Donot write px in it.



Services Style 3
This is the service style type 3 which is shown here in the screenshot.



know how to create the service style 3.

1) Go to the new page, Drop the Services element from the page builder, Edit the element from the gear icon and add the enter the title , font awesome class e.g fa fa-lock.

2) Then select the services style from the drop down menu, enter the description for the services and enter the button text and URL you want to move that button.

4) Enter the content text information that you want to show in the services

5) Enter the margin bottom in numbers only. Donot write px in it.



Services Style 4
This is the service style type 4 which is shown here in the screenshot.



know how to create the service style 4.

1) Go to the new page, Drop the Services element from the page builder, Edit the element from the gear icon and add the enter the title , font awesome class e.g fa fa-lock.

2) Then select the services style from the drop down menu, enter the description for the services and enter the button text and URL you want to move that button.

4) Enter the content text information that you want to show in the services

5) Enter the margin bottom in numbers only. Donot write px in it.



Sidebar Creation

Using this theme you can create unlimited sidebars. Sidebar can be created by easily from the powerful Theme panel options. Create the sidebar from there.



1.) After you create new sidebar, ( red cross button allow you to remove that sidebar out ) 2.) Now at the same location, here you can drag any widget into it to fill the content.

Assigning the sidebar
After you create sidebar, you can assign it to any page/post/portfolio/teams you want. Just simply select the location of the side bar you want to show it. 3.) Now How to Implement the side bar in the page ?

Its very simple just go to the page > Add new > Drop the column wrapper 2 times and the one element you want to have and the other one the side bar element from the page builder.

Drop the elements in side the column wrappers. Adjust the column wrapper by plus minus button and then you will be available to set the side bar in the page.

Page Builder Options

DemocracyWordPress theme comes with complete Page Options where you can manage Sub header on/off, input available for page caption, Header background image can be select from here.

Page Builder SEO Option

Now every Page has its own SEO field, You can switch them On / Off and can add the meta tags , title and description over there.

Note : If you add different SEO from the page it will over ride the SEO settings from the theme options.

Pagebuilder Items
There are some of the wrapper element call section and column. If you want the element like team , blog to show on 1170px grid then you need to place those elements inside the column wrapper and then by using the + / - button on the left top of the column wrapper you can control the size of the wrapper easily.

If you want the element go for the full width then drop the element from the page builder without using any wrapper.

From section wrapper you can manage the background color , image of the section easily. Also you can use section element to make the section to full width.

Page item and page class allows you to enter the custom css class or id which contains your own css styling of any section you want to have.

Nested Row
Ever wanted to add a row inside another, here you can do it as easy as drag and drop, and btw its unlimited you can have unlimited nested rows.

Features
  • Use any widget
  • Responsive layout
  • Full Width Section Support
  • Section background
  • Video background
  • Nested Rows
  • Simple GUI
  • Built with Json/css3/Bootstrap


  • Once you add the item, you can edit or delete item from settings button and cross button likewise from the right.

    There is also Plus and Minus Button for increasing and decreasing the width of element.



    Homepage

    How to Set up home page Manually

    1. Wrapper Items:

    You can have different wrapper for your page.
    Column Wrapper:
    Content stored in this column does not display full width. From the column wrapper you can manage the size of the element easily by plus minus button.

    Section Wrapper:
    Section Wrapper is very powerful wrapper which allows you to set the container size of the element. Example you can drop the slider inside the section wrapper and set it to full width. Also you can upload the background image as well as you can have the background color for the section.

    Simple Column Wrapper:
    Simple column is a element which allows you to insert your own content in the element. E.g You can upload your own image over there or you can paste the shortcodes over there etc.

    Content/Post type Items:



    Blog:
    This element is used to display the blog post with different layouts.
    You can have grid , listing and full layout of the blog by using any of the column wrapper.

    Media Items:



    Gallery:
    You can use the gallery event to show the media by using any column wrapper with it.
    Edit the gallery item to have the gallery 2 , 3 , 4 or full layout.

    Post Slider:
    You can use the post slider to show get your blog post and show them in awesome slider.

    Slider:
    Theme has 3 built-in sliders in it. You can use Bx , Flex or nivo slider you want to have. Also you can manage the slider options easily from the theme panel. Plus you can have the title , Caption and Button with button text on the sliders easily by clicking on the sliders images when added.

    Creating Blog / News



    1.) Go to 'post > Add New' and fill the info you want.
    2.) Add Description of page if you want to add.
    3.) Scroll down you will see blog options and dropdown below it, Click on it and enter the desired information for the blog post.
    4.) Choice the side bar position and side bar from there if you want to have..
    5.) Configure your blog settings from the given options audio , video , feature image or slider
    6.) Publish the Post.

    Creating Blog Page



    1.) Go to 'Page > Add New' and fill the info you want.
    2.) Add Description of page if you want to add.
    3.) Scroll down you will see Add Items and dropdown below it, Click on it and select Blog.
    4.) Click on Plus blue button to Add Items.
    5.) Configure your blog settings by clicking on Edit settings on the Top right of dropped element.
    6.) Publish the page.

    When you click on the edit button you will see the blog options over there.

    You have the 2 blog variations which you can select any of it you wish to have.

    Blog Grid

    Blog Full

    Also there are 5 different News / Blog styles you wish to have.

    News Small

    News Grid

    News List

    Press & Release

    News Full

    You can get these all view by the news element from the page builder.



    There can select the category of the blog , tags and set the thumbnail images size from there of your choice.

    Set the Number of titles you wish to have.

    Also you can control the number of fetch of blog items.

    Creating Testimonial



    1.) Go to 'testimonial > Add New' and fill the info you want.
    2.) Add Description of page if you want to add for the testimonial.
    3.) Scroll down you will see testimonial options and dropdown below it, Click on it and enter the desired information for the testimonial post.
    4.) Choice the side bar position and side bar from there if you want to have..
    5.) Enter the page caption , Then upload the header background image if you want to have.
    6.) Select the Category for the testimonial and then set the featured image for it.

    7.) Publish the testimonial.

    Creating Blog Page



    1.) Go to 'Page > Add New' and fill the info you want.
    2.) Add Description of page if you want to add.
    3.) Scroll down you will see Add Items and dropdown below it, Click on it and select testimonial.
    4.) Click on Plus blue button to Add Items.
    5.) Configure your testimonial settings by clicking on Edit settings on the Top right of dropped element.
    6.) Publish the page.

    Creating Team



    1.) Go to 'team > Add New' and fill the info you want.
    2.) Add Description of team member if you want to add.
    3.) Scroll down you will see options for the team members.
    4.) You can enter the team title and caption plus you can upload the header background image from here.
    5.) Configure your Team settings.
    6.) Publish the team member.

    Creating Team Page



    1.) Go to 'Page > Add New' and fill the info you want.
    2.) Add Description of page if you want to add.
    3.) Scroll down you will see Add Items and dropdown below it, Click on it and select "Team".
    4.) Click on Plus blue button to Add Items.
    5.) Configure your team settings by clicking on Edit settings on the Top right of dropped element.
    6.) Publish the page.

    Settings for the Team Members



    1.) Edit the team members by clicking on the gear icon.
    2.) Select the team member category from here and the tags for it.
    3.) Select the team style from the drop down menu.
    4.) Select the team thumbnail size for the team members that you want to show.
    5.) Then select the team column size you want to have 2 , 3 or column layout
    6.) Publish the page.

    Team Detail Page



    For the team detail page here is the explanation how to manage the elements inside it.
    Go to the page Click on the Candidate element to have the team description as candidate profile.


    For the education background for the team member detail. You can manage it from the KF short codes. Go to the short codes.
    Enter the required fields. Enter the year of the education , Degree of the team member.
    Upload the image of the university / college and align the image as left , right or center.
    Enter the title of the degree and the description of the education bacgkround.


    If you want get the latest testimonial slider from the portfolio


    Get the portfolio slider and set it as timeline type as Horizontal with image slider.
    Then drop the timeline element and select the timeline style you wish to have.
    Publish the page.

    Creating Events

    Note : For the Events You First Need to Install the Event Manager Plugin.


    1.) Go to 'Events > Add New' and fill the info you want. E.g Title , Category etc.
    2.) Add Description of Events if you want to add. Then select the date and time for the event.
    3.) Scroll down you will see options for the events to have the side bar , select the team member you want to have with this event.
    4.) You can enter the Event title and caption plus you can upload the feature image for the events from here.
    5.) You can also associate the crowd funding project with this event.
    6.) Publish the event.

    Creating Team Page



    1.) Go to 'Page > Add New' and fill the info you want.
    2.) Add Description of page if you want to add.
    3.) Scroll down you will see Add Items and dropdown below it, First drop the column wrapper from the page builder then Click on it and select "Event".
    4.) Drop the Event element inside the column wrapper. Column wrapper allows you to manage the size of the element from plus minus button.
    5.) Configure your event settings by clicking on Edit settings gear icon on the Top right of dropped element.
    6.) Select the category , tags, layout style for the event from there.
    7.) Publish the page.



    1.) Now click on the gear icon to have its settings..
    2.) Select the event category from here. Also the tags for the Events
    3.) Set the number of fetch for the events.
    4.) Select the Event Thumbnail size from here.
    5.) Select the Event Style you want to have.
    6.) Also you can select the event layout column size.
    7.) Publish the page.

    Creating Portfolio

    Note : For the Portfolio You First Need to Install the Portfolio Customer Post type plugin.


    1.) Go to 'portfolio > Add New' and fill the info you want. E.g Title , Category etc.
    2.) Add Description of portfolio if you want to add..
    3.) Scroll down you will see options for the portfolio to have the side bar , select the team member you want to have with this event.
    4.) You can enter the portfolio title and caption plus you can upload the feature image for the portfolio from here.
    5.) You can also associate the team member with the portfolio.
    6.) Publish the portfolio.

    Creating Team Page



    1.) Go to 'Page > Add New' and fill the info you want.
    2.) Add Description of page if you want to add.
    3.) Scroll down you will see Add Items and dropdown below it, First drop the column wrapper from the page builder then Click on it and select "portfolio".
    4.) Drop the portfolio element inside the column wrapper. Column wrapper allows you to manage the size of the element from plus minus button.
    5.) Configure your portfolio settings by clicking on Edit settings gear icon on the Top right of dropped element.
    6.) Select the category , tags, layout style for the portfolio from there.
    7.) Publish the page.



    1.) Now click on the gear icon to have its settings.
    1.) Enter the portfolio heading and caption you want to have.
    3.) Select the portfolio category from here. Also the tags for the portfolio
    4.) Set the number of fetch for the portfolio.
    5.) Select the portfolio Thumbnail size from here.
    6.) Select the portfolio Style you want to have.
    7.) Also you can select the portfolio layout column size.
    8.) Publish the page.

    Creating Portfolio Slider



    1.) For Creating the portfolio slider you drop the portfolio slider element from the page builder.
    1.) Enter the portfolio slider heading and caption you want to have.
    3.) Select the portfolio slider category from here. Also the tags for the portfolio slider
    4.) Set the number of fetch for the portfolio.
    5.) Select the portfolio Thumbnail size from here.
    6.) Select the portfolio time Style from the drop down menu you want to have.
    There are 3 different portfolio timeline style available in the theme

    Vertical Slider

    Horizontal Slider

    Horizontal with Image Slider.

    Creating Breaking News



    1.) To show the breaking news section over the slider you need to follow the simple steps over there.
    4.) That breaking news is being set by the breaking news element that is given in the page builder.


    5.) When you are setting the slider. Drop the section wrapper. Make it full width.
    6.) Set the slider element inside the section wrapper.
    7.) Add the slider images from here.
    8.) Put the breaking news element inside the same section wrapper and very under the slider element.
    9.) Edit the breaking news element by clicking on the gear button.
    10.) Enter the title for the breaking news and select the blog category for the breaking news.
    Enter the number of fetch you want to have for the breaking news..

    Enter the margin bottom in numbers only.

    Creating About Democracy Section



    1.) To Create the About Democracy section you need to create it by using the KF Short code.
    2.) Find the short code in the list name as About Democracy short code.
    3.) You will see fields over there. First you will see the Tabs title. Write the name UNIQUE in the titles so they cannot have any sort of the conflict.
    4.) Then add the Content Area Sub Title and content area title. Upload the about image you want to have and the content information over there.
    5.) Then enter the Read more button text and the URL over there.


    5.) Then in the same way to add more about item in the filterable click on the about item button to add more.
    6.) And in the end click on the insert short code button to have the short code.


    8.) After getting the short code that is in the visual editor. Cut the short code from there.
    9.) Go to the page > Drop the column wrapper and drop the simple column wrapper inside the column wrapper.
    10.) Edit the simple column element and paste the short code there.
    Enter the margin bottom in numbers only.






    Creating Volunteer Section



    1.) To Create the Volunteer Democracy section that is present in the page builder name as Volunteer element.
    2.) Drop the section wrapper and drop the Volunteer element inside the section wrapper. Edit the section wrapper and upload the background image from there.


    3.) Edit the Volunteer settings from the gear icon.
    4.) Enter the Volunteer title and caption over there. Then enter the Content text inside the text area provided over there.
    5.) Enter the Volunteer icon e.g fa fa-lock and Volunteer link text and URL in the fields given.


    Creating Contact Page



    1.) To Create the contact Democracy page that is present in the page builder name as contact details element.
    2.) Drop the section wrapper and set the background type as google map. Get the map short code by going to KF short code Google map.


    3.) Drop the contact details element from the page builder inside the section wrapper.
    4.) Edit the contact details and fill the required fields over there.
    5.) Enter the office 1 tab address , phone , location , icon there and also in the other fields.
    6.) Set the heading from the fancy heading element.
    7.) Drop the column wrapper and manage there sizes. Drop the simple column elements inside them.
    8.) In the one simple column paste the contact form 7 short code and if you want to have the image on the right side like in our demo. Paste the image html over there.

    Shortcodes

    1.) Go to 'Page > Add New' and look for the KF button in editor.


    Shortcode panel will appear you have dropdown select any item you want to use as shortcode.


    In my case i have selected accordion, and filled out the necessary fields.


    All Set just insert shortcode in content area then publish the page and view the page the short code will appear like this.


    Lets have another example of using the short code in the theme.
    Heading Shortcode
    Click on the KF shortcodes then select the heading short code from there.

    Select the heading style from there then enter the heading title and description there

    Select the heading title and description color from the color picker and click on Insert Shortcode.



    Copy the short code from the visual editor and drop the simple column element from the page builder.

    ANd paste the aboved copied short code over there.



    Slider

    There're 4 kinds of slider in this theme.
    1. Revolution Slider
    2. Flex Slider
    3. Nivo Slider
    4. BX Slider
    Revolution Slider
    1.) Make sure that Revolution plugin is activated, its built in with the theme all you need to install and activate revolution slider.



    2.) Go to page that you need to put slider and select the slider from TOP SLIDER TYPE.

    3.) When you select revolution slider shortcode text field will appear.



    4.) Go to the pages. Drop the section wrapper and set it to full width. And drop the simple column in it. And paste the slider short code into there.





    Creating Slider

    You can create the sliders by using the following built in slider in the theme. No need to install any 3rd party plugins for it.
    1. Flex Slider
    2. Nivo Slider
    3. BX Slider
    Flex Slider
    1.) If you want to have the slider on your page. Then first you need to drop the Section wrapper from the page builder then you need to click on the slider element. Drag and drop the slider element inside the section wrapper.



    2.) Now first edit the section wrapper and select the container layout to Full layout so that the slider can be set to full width of the page.

    3.) Then Edit the slider element. First select the slider type from the drop down menu ( flex , bx or nivo ) then click on the + button to add the images from the media. After adding the images you can click on the added image to have more options for the slider title , caption etc.



    Slider Caption

    After inserting the images in to the slider. Click on the added image to have the options for entering the slider title , caption etc.

    After the slider options are available in front of you. You can enter the title of your slider. Then you can enter the slider caption in the given field.

    After entering the slider caption you can also set the position of the caption by clicking on the drop down menu.(left , right or center)

    Now in the same popup window you can see the option for the Slide Link which means that you can link of your slider to full Image button etc.
    • Link Image to Full image
    • Link to URL
    • Lightbox Image
    • Lightbox Video


    Link To Full Image
    Now here the exciting feature you can link your slide to the Full image which means when user click on the slider or caption it goes to full size image.

    Link To URL
    You may set the button on your slider.

    Select the slide link to specific URL. More options will appear where you can enter the specfic URL plus you can enter the name of the button that will appear on the slide.

    Then you can also set the button to open the specific url in the same window or open a new window.



    Lightbox Image
    You can also set the slide with the light box image. Also you can set specific URL for the image to open. Button text can be entered here.
    Lightbox Video
    You can also set the slide with the light box video. Also you can set specific URL for the video which supports the vimeo , youtube video. To open the video button text can be entered here.

    How to Update Theme

    To update the theme, You need to login to your Themeforest profile page, click on 'download' tab, then download the theme again. After that,
    1. After you downloaded file from Themeforest. Do not upload it yet. Extract it!
    2. You will find 6-7 folders and some files inside. You'll see the file called 'THEMENAME-vx-xx.zip'
    3. Upload this file through wp backend and activate the theme.
    4. After that go to 'appearance > menu' and assign menu location again then go to admin panel and click 'save changes'.
    5. Go to 'Appearance > Plugins', active KodeForest plugin again.
    *BTW, Make sure that you haven't changed or customize any theme code.. if you did, you have to do it again. All setting in admin panel and page will be the same.

    Usually theme starts throwing errors after updating this theme. It might be the cause of the theme plugins. Please delete the old theme plugins and install them again from the latest package which you have updated on your server.

    Missing Style Sheet Error.

    Its common error when you got the error of style sheet missing is missing error.

    The package you downloaded from themeforest.net contains multiple files and folders like documentation, an editable PSD, License file etc. This package itself is not the theme folder, theme is located in a sub-directory.

    Please extract that package and go to sub-directory Theme. Open it there is a theme folder in it named democracy.

    Zip and upload this folder to your WordPress install. It should be working fine.

    After you have successfully upload and activated theme, please go to WordPress Admin Panel and use our one click dummy data importer.



    Translating the theme/plugin using poedit application

    You can download the application here http://poedit.net/




    Updating Layer Sider, Revolution Slider Plugin

    1.) After you download theme package from Themeforest, Extract the package and go to folder 'THEMENAME-vx-xx'

    2.) Go to the path, 'include/plugin/plugins/revslider.zip

    3.) Extract the file, then copy the folder 'revslider.

    4.) Access to your site via FTP, to the path 'wp-content/plugins'

    5.) Replace the existing folder in this path with the one you copied from 3.)



    How To Update Kodeforest Plugins?

    First of all, please note that you can't use this method with Layer Slider, Revolution Slider and Master Slider.

    1.) Go to 'Appearance > plugin', deactivate Kodeforest plugins and delete them. :



    2.) After you delete them, you'll see this message :



    Click on 'Begins installing plugins'

    3.) Install them and don't forget to activate too! :





    Common Issues while Importing Demo Content

    500 Internal Server Error with blank page


    This will occur when you do not have the sufficient server limits. Below is the basic server requirement for a WP theme.

    You can check this in the php.ini file and modify them as necessary.

    If you are not familiar with modifying this, you can reach out to your server hosting provider who should be able to configure this for you.



    404 Page Not Found
    Step 1 You need to increase the Max Execution Time a bit more than what is mentioned above.

    Increase the limit to 900ms- max_execution_time = 900 . Try Importing the data again.

    Step 2If you still get the 400 Page Not Found error, you have to follow the steps here to import the content manually.

    Before importing, check if the Media files are all imported. On your dashboard, navigate to Media >Library . You will see around 40-50 images imported.

    If this is in place you can import the content now.

    Step 3Navigate to Tools > Import and Click on Kode_Importer. Click on the Import dummy. Make sure you Uncheck the option Import Media Files.

    General Questions & Answers

    Here are some General FAQS listed here. You can find there answers over here regarding the theme.

    After importing the content, my Menu is still not aligned.
    As you import the content, all the Menus from the demo will be imported. However, you have to manually assign the menu to its corresponding locations by navigation to Appearances > Menus > Menu Locations.

    Details on how to assign the menus is given here in the documentation.

    How should I update the Mandatory Plugins
    It is very important that you update the plugins that are used in the theme.

    This includes both the Mandatory and the Optional ones. As part of theme updates, we will be including the latest version of the plugins (as required) in the package within a folder named plugins.

    In your installation, you need to delete the existing version of the plugin, and install and activate the latest ones from the folder.

    Can I include my own fonts in the list of fonts available?
    Unfortunately, it is not possible to include your own fonts along with the other fonts in the Options Panel. However, it is possible if you activate the Child theme.

    You can include the font and apply the styling to the corresponding elements in style.css within the child theme.

    Can i change the theme file name to a name of my choice?
    No. This might break many functionality within the theme as we refer to the files/paths in the theme along with the name of the theme.

    Margin Bottom is not effecting.
    Margin bottom in wrappers and element will only work when you will insert the simple numbers 20. Don't write px with it.

    How to Create sidebar
    Custom Sidebar can be created by going to xpress theme options

    Single Page Site

    If you want to use the One Page Navigation then first you need to switch on the One page Navigation option from the Xpress Theme options.

    Go to General settings > header settings > Turn on the one page navigate from there.



    Like you know, it is possible to have a single page site, using Democracy. This section explains how to set a single page site up

    Step 1 Create a page in the back-end and build it using the page builder.

    Step 2 Assign a unique ID to each section in its Settings.



    Step 3 And then when you create the menu you need to assign the links in the format #blog . These links will then smooth scroll to its respective section.





    How to get twitter authentication info

    There're 4 fields available when you use twitter widget. You have to follow these following steps to get all twitter access info for this.
    • Click the 'Create Access Token' button
    • Fill the data you get on to the provided twitter info fields.

    Bad Authentication Data / Using twitter widget

    If you see the message 'Bad Authentication Data', just don't be panic. It is because of you haven't filled all required data for twitter feed yet. But if you're using twitter feed, make sure that you follow these steps :)

    Bad Authentication Data / Using twitter widget

    1.) New twitter API requires you to setup the application before pulling the feed out. To achieve this, go to https://dev.twitter.com/apps/

    and logging in with your twitter account.

    2.) Click create new application

    3.) Click to create the access token, then refresh the page.

    4.) Fill the data into the widget

    5.) Put all info in admin panel 'overall elements > Footer/copyright'(Exist in some themes). And/or in Twitter widget setting.

    How to Rate Theme 5 Star

    We Love Ratings
    We love to hear your feedbacks and improvise according to it. We always strive to make your experience better even more better when using our products. It feels great when we get those 5 stars from you.

    That makes us super happy and helps us to work even more harder on future updates of the product. So, please rate and leave an amazing review if you like our product and support.

    Check out the below screenshot explaining how to review in case if you dont know.

    Important Note:

    Images used in the demo are not included in the download package because they are purchased from shutterstock and we do not have there reselling distribution rights. They are used for demo purpose only.

    Note: Use the following images dimension for better adjustment of the images.

    Blog : 2200x900

    Portfolio : 2200x900

    Services : 614x614

    Team : 614x614

    Gallery : 614x614

    Products : 614x614

    Testimonial : 614x614