Created: 26 / July / 2017

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Latest Update: 26 / July / 2017

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Email: support@wedesignthemes.com

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By: DesignThemes


1 Theme Documentation

Thank you for purchasing this theme. This is one of the finest WordPress themes. Old Haven is packed with a lot of powerful features. We have put together this documentation in the best possible way to explain these features and help you set up your website using DesignThemes. Let's get Started!

 

Read the item documentation first

Many support queries and technical questions will already be answered in supporting documentation such as FAQ's and comments from previous buyers. We also make sure that all of the items sold on Envato Market have documentation included so always check the included information and if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for then consider whether the author might be able to help.

 

1.1About the Theme

Old Haven Theme is especially created for Senior Care Websites, but it can be easily adapted for Senior Living, Assisted Living, Nursing Home & Medical type of websites. The theme is optimized for senior care centers, elderly homes, senior citizens orphanages, nursing homes, retirement communities centers, old age home centers. It also covers all the necessary services of old age homes such as Caring Companionship, Transportation, Errands, Meal planning, preparation of Medication reminders, etc.

The theme has modern and functional design and includes all the necessary theme features that your health care website could possibly need.

Old Haven is compatible with premium plug-ins: Revolution Slider, Visual Composer and Appointment Calendar for showcasing all your services in a best way. The theme has WooCommerce shop plugin compatibility for selling your medical products and senior care products. Old Haven is fully responsive and 100% Retina and SEO ready. Fully supported with detailed documentation, Old Haven is a perfect solution to create a website for Senior Care website.

Furthermore, this theme is fully responsive and retina ready to give the opportunity for the customers to reach you via mobile and handheld devices. Also, many powerful features are included on the theme for making an awesome visual experience for the viewers.

 

Theme Customization

Our support covers getting setup with the theme, theme related questions and bugs or issues that occur when using the theme. Customization can be any work you need done to the theme that is not covered by the scope of our support.

In most cases, this is anything that falls outside of the options the theme offers. We work with an amazing customization team, Codeable. They have unique offerings and can provide the services you need to customize your theme.

Note : if it's a minor customization means, we will do it for free. If any customization work takes more than 1 hour, we will charge $25/ per hour.


1.2 Download the Theme Package

When you purchase our theme from ThemeForest, you can download the Old Haven files via the ‘Downloads’ tab on your ThemeForest account. When you download Old Haven , you can either choose the ‘All Files & Documentation’ option or the ‘Installable WordPress File Only’ option. The former includes the theme files and supporting documents, while the latter only includes the theme’s installable WordPress file.

Step 1 – Login to your ThemeForest account and navigate to the ‘Downloads’ tab.

Step 2 – Locate your Theme  purchase, and click the Download button. Choose between ‘All Files & Documentation’ or ‘Installable WordPress File Only’.

1.3 WordPress Information

To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. You should always be running the latest version of WordPress anyway; otherwise you put your whole site at risk for potential threats in case using an outdated version of WordPress.

If you need help installing WordPress, follow the instructions in WordPress Codex. Below are all the useful links for WordPress information.

1.4 Requirements For Old Haven

We have tested our theme in most standard hosting setups. Anyhow, make sure your hosting server matches the following requirements.

  1. Latest version of WordPress 4.7 or higher installed,
  2. PHP5 or higher and MySQL 5 or higher,
  3. We recommend to enable mod_rewrite module (If not enabled sometimes pages or posts will result in bad gateway error),
  4. Memory limit(memory_limit) should be atleast 128MB,
  5. Maxium File Upload size(upload_max_filesize) should be atleast 64MB.

Hosting is more secure when PHP applications, like WordPress, are running using your account’s username instead of the server’s default shared username (www or www-data). The most common way for hosting companies to do this is using PHP. Just ask your potential host if they run PHP or something similar.

Recommended PHP Configuration Limits

Many issues that you may run into such as: white screen, demo content fails when importing, empty page content and other similar issues are all related to low PHP configuration limits. The solution is to increase the PHP limits. You can do this on your own, or contact your web host and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows:

  • Max_execution_time 600
  • Memory_limit 128M
  • Post_max_size 64M
  • Upload_max_filesize 64M

1.5 Files Included In The Package

Below is a full list of everything that is included when you download the main files, along with a brief description of each item.

Included Files from Your Themeforest Purchase

  • old-haven.zip – Located inside the Old Haven Theme folder, this is the installable WordPress file you’ll need to install or update Old Haven manually.
  • old-haven-child.zip – Located inside the Old Haven Theme folder, this is a child theme you can use to make changes to Old Haven ’s core theme files.
  • Slider – this folder contains exported dummy slider zip files.
  • Documentation Folder – this folder contains theme documentation.

2Old Haven Installation

You can install the theme in two ways: through WordPress, or via FTP. The old-haven.zip file is the Installable WordPress Theme and what you need to use to get the theme installed. There are two ways to install Old Haven , via WordPress or via FTP.

1. At first, after purchasing this theme, please download the package from Themeforest. All you need to do that, is move your mouse over your login name in right top corner (of course after you`re logged in Themeforest) and then click Download. Here you will find all the items that you have purchased.

2. In the next step click the Download > Main File(s) button next to Old Haven theme and save the package on your computer.

3. In that package you can find things like documentation, license, zipped file with theme files and folder with theme files called Old Haven and Old Haven-child. Please unpack the whole package after downloading it from Themeforest.

2.1 How To Install Old Haven via WordPress

Kindly follow the steps given below for installing this theme from Wordpress.

  1. Navigate to Appearance > Themes.
  2. Click 'Add New' button near 'Themes' title.
  3. Now 'Add Themes' page will be loaded with 'Upload Theme' button hit on it.
  4. Now navigate to find the "old-haven.zip" file on your computer ("old-haven.zip" will be found inside "old-haven.zip") and click "Install Now"
  5. Once uploaded go to Appearance > Themes and activate it.
  6. Then you will see a notification message to activate the required & recommended plugins: 'DesignThemes Core Features Plugin','Responsive Styled Google Maps', 'Contact Form 7', 'LayerSlider WP' and 'Revolution Slider'.
  7. Once required plugins are activated, navigate to Settings > Permalinks, here select 'Post name' in 'Common Settings' tab and save it.

2.2 How To Install theme via FTP

You can also install this theme through FTP server by using the following steps,

  1. Log into your Hosting server space using any FTP software (applications like FileZilla) at first.
  2. Extract the "old-haven.zip " (inside "old-haven.zip") file as you've downloaded.
  3. Upload that extracted folder into your "wp-content / themes" directory.
  4. Once if the theme is uploaded and installed, you need to activate it from Appearance > Themes then.
  5. Then you will get a notification message to activate the required & recommended plugins: 'Designthemes Core Features Plugin', 'Contact Form 7', 'LayerSlider WP' and 'Revolution Slider'.
  6. Once after the required plugins are activated, navigate to Settings > Permalinks, and select 'Post Name' in 'Common Settings' tab and save it finally.

Please take a look at the structure of the old-haven-1.0.zip archive you've got after purchasing.

2.3 Plugin Installation

Once you have uploaded and activated the theme, install and activate the 'DesignThemes Core Features Plugin', 'WPBakery Visual Composer' as next step. All promoted features will work only after activating this plugin.

The Layer and Revolution Slider are recommended plugins. When you install "Old Haven ", you will get a notification message in your WordPress admin telling you to install the required and recommended plugins.

Included Plugins With The Old Haven Theme

  • DesignThemes Core Features Plugin – This is our companion plugin that is required to use Old Haven . Please make sure this is always installed and activated.
  • DesignThemes Class Addon – This is our companion plugin that is required to use Old Haven . Please make sure this is always installed and activated.
  • Kirki – The ultimate toolkit for theme developers using the WordPress Customizer
  • WPBakery Visual Composer – This is a premium plugin created by WPBakery.
  • Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer – This is a premium plugin created by BrainstormForce.
  • Layer Slider – This is a premium slider plugin created by Kreatura.
  • Revolution Slider – This is a premium slider plugin created by ThemePunch.

 

Required Plugins Used in Various Demos

  • WooCommerce Plugin – This plugin is free. If creating an online shop, we recommend using WooCommerce. Old Haven has full integration with this plugin.
  • Contact Form 7 –plugin for creating contact forms. It is free and available on WordPress.org
  • Unyson – This plugin is free created by ThemeFuse. A free drag & drop framework that comes with a bunch of built in extensions that will help you develop premium themes fast & easy
  • Give - Donation Plugin– This plugin is free. The most robust, flexible, and intuitive way to accept donations on WordPress.
  • WP Store Locator An easy to use location management system that enables users to search for nearby physical stores
  • The Events Calendar This plugin is free. The Events Calendar is a carefully crafted, extensible plugin that lets you easily share your events.

2.3.1 Install Plugins

Step 1 – Click to Begin installing plugins the top of the page

Step 2 – Check boxes to select all the plugins you want to install and click on Install from the dropdown box and then click the button to Apply.

Step 3 – After you have installed all the plugins, click on Return to Required Plugins Installer.

Step 4 – Select the plugins you installed, and apply the bulk action to activate.

2.4Theme Update

IMPORTANT: Before you go ahead with the update please check theme changelog and make sure you backup your old theme folder. Download it to your computer locally.

It is the best practice to backup both your files and database regulary and especially before making some serious updates. We recommend using free backup plugins for WordPress like WPOnlineBackup

Update Option 1. Update using WordPress uploader

  1. Log into your Themeforest account and navigate to your downloads tab. Find the theme and download "Installable WordPress file".
  2. Log into your wordPress website and go to Appearance -> Themes
  3. Activate a different theme. Delete the previous version of Old Haven and re-upload the new Wordpress Installable files that you have downloaded from Themeforest in the 1st step.
  4. Once it uploads, choose to activate the theme.
  5. Update the included plugins if you see a notification message letting you know the plugins have a new version.

 

Update Option 2. Update using FTP client

  1. Log into your Themeforest account and get the last version of the theme as described above.
  2. Connect to your server using desktop client software(we recommend CyberDuck and Filezilla)
  3. Change directory to /wp-content/themes
  4. Remove existing folder with old theme files
  5. Unpack theme installable files downloaded from themeforest and upload to themes folder
  6. Login in to your Wordpress admin “Designthemes Core Features” plugin needs to be updated on theme update. You will be prompted to install it upon installing or updating your theme.
  7. If you dismiss the prompt or do not see it, then you can go to Appearance > Install Plugins page and install the plugin that way. If you check the “Update Available” link in that section, you can see the plugins which all needs to be updated.
  8. Just click the update button of each plugin to update it to latest version. If it does not shows in the “Update Available” link, then no need to update the plugin.
  9. Update the included plugins if you see a notification message letting you know the plugins have a new version.

3Demo content

When you first install Old Haven , it won’t contain all the extra content that you might have seen in the live demo. If you would like to import an Old Haven demo, there are two ways you can do so. You can import the entire demo content through our Unyson Demo Content.

Importing Demo Data

As mentioned in the previous sections, you need to install & activate all the required plugins. Upon activation you are all set to import the demo content using the plugin.

Note :

  • If you have not installed the WooCommerce plugin prior to importing the demo content, you will get Error messages saying the Products and Shop related pages did not get imported.
  • You can ignore these, if you do not require shop. If you have not installed the Portfolio Post Plugin, you will get Error messages saying the Portfolio items did not get imported.

3.1Demo Content via Unyson plugin

The easiest way to import our demo content is to use Unyson plugin Demo Content Importer. Our importer will give you all pages and posts,several sample sliders, widgets, Theme Options, assigned pages, and more. This is recommended to do on fresh installs.

It will replace the content like posts, pages, portfolio, etc., . It will, replace Theme Options, Reading settings and Widget settings.To import our demo content, please see the steps below.

How To Import Demos

  • Install and activate these plugins before you proceed: Revolution Slider, Layer Slider, Designtheme Core Plugin , Unyson plugin and WooCommerce. Woocommerce is only needed for an online shop
  • Navigate to the Unyson > Active Extensions > Backup & Demo Content (Install)
  • Navigate to the Tools > Demo Content Install > Select the demo Content > install
  • Please be patient, as it may take few minutes to import everything. Once it is completed, you will receive a success message finally.

4Header

Header is an important theme feature, and is what users see first. There are 11 different header styles Options include on/off stick header, set up secondary menu, position for logo, and more. You can also setup different header styles for different pages. Header options are illustrated below.

4.1 Header layout

To setup header layout,Simply go to Appearance > Customize > Site Header > Header Style to select your header layout. and choose one of the available layouts. You can also set upuse these other options:

  • Header | Style - Choose a header style (Fullwidth Header, Boxed Header, Splitted Fullwidth Header, Splitted Boxed Header, Fullwidth Menu Center, Two Color Header, Fullwidth Menu Left, Left Header, Left Header Boxed, Creative Header, Overlay Header).
  • Header | Position - Choose a header position (above slider, on slider, below slider).
  • Header | Transparency Choose between Semi Transparent or Transparent header Transparency.
  • Header | Background - You can select and upload a custom background image, which will be applied for the selected header.

4.2 Logo & Favicon

Logo

The theme includes options to upload and custom your logo such as: logo width, logo height and logo margin.

Go to Appearance > Customize > Site Identity > Logo to upload your logo.

Favicon

Favicon – Regular, Apple iPhone and iPad favicon options.

Go to Appearance > Customize > Site Identity > Site Icon to upload your Favicon.

Note : The Site Icon is used as a browser and app icon for your site. Icons must be square, and at least 512 pixels wide and tall.

4.3 Sociable

Social icons

Old Haven includes a wide range of social icons that can be used in several locations on your site. All social icons are CSS based font icons which ensure that they are high quality, and can be configured using the available options. Continue reading below to learn more about how to set up the social icons, how to customize different settings, and how to display and integrate them.

Site Sociable

To set up social icons, right top corner, navigate Appearance > Customize > Site Sociable and set up links for social profiles. Note: Each external link should always start with http://!

Social Media Links – The Social Media tab in Theme Options is where you will insert your custom social media links for each network you want to display. The URL's you enter on this tab will apply to the social icons in the header, footer or social sharing box.

6Pages creation

Pages are the backbone of your website, and most likely you will setup several of them. Pages are a blank canvas that allow you to add content with our shortcode elements. There are different page templates to choose from, each serving a purpose to help you build a finished site.

Creating a page has been never so easy. To start, go to Pages > Add new. At first glance everything looks like the WordPress default,but when look in the Visual/HTML area you will see Page Options.

6.1 Create A New Page

You can create any number of pages with content. Old Haven includes several page templates to choose from, and you will need to choose the page template that suits your needs. All of this is done in the pages section of your WordPress admin.

Step 1 – Navigate to Pages in your admin sidebar and click Add New option.

Step 2 – Input a new name for your page, then find the Page Attributes box on right side.

Step 3 – Set your Parent page. It's usually set to No Parent.

Step 4 – Set your page template from the Template dropdown list. See list of page templates below.

Step 5 – Select any number of page options in Page Options box.

Step 6 – Content for your page goes in the editing field, use the Visual or Text editor. Page content is mainly built using Shortcodes. See the Shortcodes section for how to use them. You can also use our demo content, see the corresponding section of this document for the demo code of each page.

6.2 Page Templates

Specially designed Page Templates can be used to incorporate special features on pages. These include:

  • Default Template -Showing a default page content with selected options.
  • Blog Template - This template used to display blog post using selected option.
  • One Page Template - This template used to create an one page.
  • Portfolio -this template enables you to add Portfolio pages to a website. to showing portfolio items, by using selected options.
  • Slde Navigation template - this template used to display a defult page with "Slde Navigation".

6.3 Setting Up Home Page

Setting up your home page is the same as setting up any other regular pages, except that you need to specify in the settings which page will be your Main Home Page. Old Haven includes several pre-designed home Theme Page Options. Any of the layout options you see on our demo can be imported through our Demo Content Importer, or from copying the individual page content from our documentation in the How To Import Individual Pages section. However, you are not stuck with our pre-designed layouts, you can build any type of home page you desire using our shortcode elements. You can mix and match them anyway you like.

Step 1 – Navigate to Settings > Reading tab.

Step 2 – Select A Static Page option.

Step 3 – Choose the page you want as your home page from the Front Page dropdown list.

Step 4 – This is also the same spot you select the blog page as the Posts page.


6.4 Page Options

Old Haven includes several page templates to choose from, and you will need to choose the page template that suits your needs. For example, if you want a page that is 100% full width of the browser window, then you would select the 100% Width page template. All of this is done in the Pages section of your WordPress admin.

6.4.1 Default Template

Default : This is the Default page template that automatically has the sidebar with it. Choose this template for your blog.

  • You can switch between following available page layouts 'Without Sidebar', 'Left Sidebar', 'Right Sidebar' and both Sidebar.
  • You can choose the custom widget area using 'Widget Area' tab in Buddha Panel and here you can enable / disable the default widget area.

6.4.2 Blog Template

  • Choosing 'Blog Template' in 'Page Atrributes' metabox will enable the 'Blog Options' metabox.
  • You can choose the page layout, posts layout, control the excerpt length and number of posts to display per page.
  • You can enable / disble author, category, tag, date, comment info at any time. You can exclude certain categories using 'Exclude Categories' dropdown.

Options relating to blog pages only:

  • Posts per page - specify how many posts are to be on a page
  • Post Layout - choose a blog post layout (I Column,II Column, III Column,)


6.4.3 One Page Template

One Page Template is a single-page theme that displays all the essential features of your website on the home page. It makes easy for the users to get all the required information within a single page. One Page was built keeping the simplicity of design in mind.


6.4.4 Portfolio Template

  • Choosing 'Portfolio Template' in 'Page Atributes' metabox will enable the 'Portfolio Options' metabox.
  • Only difference between 'Portfolio Template' is 'Portfolio Template' will have Page Layout option additionally.
  • You can choose template for your page which is configured in template post type.
  • You can choose any one of the available 'Portfolio Post Styles'
  • You can enable / disable the Grid spacing that appears in between each portfolio item displays on the page.
  • You can enable / disable the Filters that help you switch and to show the portfolio items of different categories
  • You can enable / disable the Fullwidth style for displaying your portfolio items
  • You can also limit the number of portfolio items to be displayed on your portfolio page
  • You can choose only certain categories using 'Choose Categories' option, and it will display all the categories of portfolio items, if you haven't chosen any specific categories.

6.4.5 Side Navigation Template

Old Haven includes a Side Navigation page template that can be used to insert large amounts of content on a single page.

Follow These Steps Below To Create A Side Navigation Page

Step 1 : Navigate to Pages and click Add New.

Step 2 : Input a new name for your page, then find the Page Attributes box on right side.

Step 3 : Select Side Navigation from the page template dropdown list and click save.

Step 4 : To add more pages to the side navigation set, create another new page and select your newly made page as the Parent page, and set the Template to Side Navigation

7. Sliders

Let's face it, everyone loves sliders. They are the perfect way to catch your viewers attention by displaying your important content. Old Haven includes 2 amazing sliders; Revolution Slider, Layer Slider and custom Slider. We also include other slider types for pages/posts and carousels. Each slider can be used on any page or post and offers its own set of unique options.

7.1 Layer Slider

LayerSlider WP is a premium multi-purpose slider for creating image galleries, content sliders, and mind-blowing slideshows with must-see effects, even from your WordPress posts and pages. It uses cutting edge technologies to provide the smoothest experience that's possible, and it comes with more than 200 preset 2D and 3D slide transitions. It has a beautiful and easy-to-use admin interface with supporting modern features like drag n'drop WYSIWYG slider builder, real-time previews, timeline view, Google Fonts and transition builder for custom animations. It's device friendly by supporting responsive mode, multiple layouts, touch gestures on mobile devices, and uses techniques like lazy load and conditional script loading for optimal performance. You can add any content into sliders, including images, text, custom HTML, YouTube and Vimeo videos or HTML5 self-hosted multimedia contents. It's also SEO friendly by allowing you to build semantic markup with custom attributes that search engines can index easily. LayerSlider comes with 13 built-in skins, and it has tons of options to entirely customize the appearance and behavior of your sliders at the smallest detail.

LayerSlider is external plugin which is included into theme. Because, for each product we purchase "Extended license" and that`s why we are able to include it into theme. This plugin works fine of course and if you want current slider version, you can always get directly from us. What you need to do, to get this slider is send us a request about it via contact form on our profile's page http://themeforest.net/user/designthemes (it is in the right bottom corner) and we`ll send you the current version.

7.1.1 LayerSlider Features

  • Super smooth hardware accelerated CSS3 transitions with jQuery fallback
  • Fully responsive & multiple layouts support
  • High compatibility with many fallback features for old browsers
  • Lazy loading images for better performance
  • Unlimited number of layers with image, video, audio, text or custom HTML content
  • Powerful API for more customization
  • SEO friendly
  • Multiple sliders can be added on the same page
  • Included free slide transition gallery
  • Very detailed documentation with examples
  • Unlimited variations of usage (image slider, image slider with text, content slider, video gallery slider, mixed content slider, banner rotator, etc.)

7.1.2 Create A New Layer Slider

Step 1 – Click on the Layer Slider sidebar item in your admin section, then click the "Add New" button and give the slider a name.

Step 2 – The "Slider Settings" tab will open and allow you to set the general settings for your slider such as the width, height, responsive, full width, and more. Check out each tab.

Step 3 – Once you are done, click "Save Changes" to save the slider. Next you can add slides, see the information below.

Please Note – You can get sample sliders by clicking the "Import Sample Sliders" button. It's a good way to learn and see the different types of settings.


7.1.3 How to add Slides to your slider

Step 1 – Click on the "Slides" tab.

Step 2 – Slide #1 will already be created, add a background image for the slide, set thumbnails, transitions, links and more in the settings box above the slider preview window.

Step 3 – Each slide you make can have multiple layers to it. The layers show up below the slider preview window. Click "Add New Layer" create a new layer. An editing section will display once clicked.

Step 4 – The layer editing section has 5 tabs; Content, Transition, Link, Styles, Attributes. Content tab is where you add your content, Transition tab is where you set all the timings and animations, Link tab is where you can set the content to link, Styles tab is where you set custom styles, Attributes tab is where you can add custom id's or classes.

Step 5 – Click on the Content Tab and enter your text, image or video or custom HTML content. Then set your transitions, links, styles and attributes if needed.

Step 6 – Click the "Enter Preview" button to view a preview of the slider and layers.

Step 7 – When finished, click "Save Changes" to save it. Repeat process for more slides.

7.2 Revolution Sliders

Revolution Slider:

Revolution Slider is a premium slider available as a WordPress plugin, jQuery plugin, and as a Concrete5 add-on. It's gained huge popularity in the WordPress community due to it's huge range of features and ease of use. In this review we're going to cover just a few of the features of the Revolution Slider WordPress Plugin, and then we'll show you just how easy it is to make your own sliders from scratch.

Responsive Layouts

The plugin is responsive ready and includes multiple slider layout options to make your life easier. Choose from fixed, custom, auto-responsive and full-screen. The Fixed and Custom layout options allow you to set your slider size using exact pixels, and with the Custom option you have additional options to vary the slider size at various screen widths. Or if you don't want to put effort into calculating your sizes, you can use the Auto-Responsive option that will automatically create slides that match the width of your theme (you still need to set the layer container size however). The most unique layout option is Full-Screen. With this option you can create fantastic sliders that literally fill your entire screen, no matter the size of your browser or device (you can even use this option to add full screen sliders with videos for even more impact).

Easy Options

Revolution Slider makes it easy for your to create custom sliders by adding in options for just about everything. Choose your slide delay, navigation arrows, slider location (add margins), add media layers, select slide transition and more all using the drop-down menus throughout the plugin.

Media Support

Add text, links, images and videos with a few clicks of your mouse. This gives you the ability to create information rich slides that your readers and clients will be able to identify with. Plus each of these media types is added as its own layer with unique animations, timing and styles that you set using Revolution Sliders super options. Revolution Slider Guide

First you'll nee to get a copy of the Slider Revolution WordPress Plugin. After you've installed the plugin, it should add a menu item to your main WordPress dashboard. Now you can start building your sliders!

You have two options – begin from scratch, or snag a free export file from the Revolution Slider demo to help get you started (just click on the "Example Files" link on the right upper section of their site). If you choose to import a sample slider, click on the Import button, browse for your sample file and click Upload.


7.2.1 How To Create A New Revolution Slider

Step 1 – Click on the Revolution Slider sidebar item in your admin section, then click the Create New Slider button.

Step 2 – Insert a slider name and alias. The alias text will generate a shortcode that can be used in the editing field of pages or posts.

Step 3 – Then select the Source Type. If you choose Posts or Specific Posts, please refer to the Revolution Slider Docs for information on how to set that up.

Step 4 – Then select the Slider Layout type, each type will have its own settings. Set the Grid and Responsive settings here also. View the layout example diagram below this area to understand what each section is.

Step 5 – On the right hand side are many other options you can set. All are self explanatory with descriptions. Test them out.

Step 6 – Once you are done, click Create Slider and your new slider will be made.


7.2.3 How To Import Revolution Sliders

Step 1 – Go the the Revolution Slider tab in your WP Admin, and click the Import Slider button.

Step 2 – Choose the .ZIP file of the slider you'd like to import.

Step 3 – Once you've chosen the .ZIP file, an Import Slider button will appear.

Step 4 – Click the Import Slider button, and wait for it to finish uploading.

Step 5 – Once it's finished uploading, you will now see your imported slider in the list of Revolution Sliders available.

7.2.4 How To Export Revolution Sliders

Step 1 – Go the the Revolution Slider tab in your WP Admin, and open the slider you'd like to export.

Step 2 – Switch to the Slider Settings tab on the top of the page.

Step 3 – On the right, you will find the 'Import / Export / Replace' dropdown. Click it to expand the tab and view the options.

Step 4 – Switch to the Export tab, and click the Export Slider button.

Step 5 – Once it's finished downloading, you will receive a .ZIP file of your slider.

8 Designthemes Framework

Old Haven has an advanced Designthemes Framework Options panel that is loaded with options. We have the options organized into logical tabbed sections, and each option has a description of what it will do on the front end. Because of the sizable amount of options Old Haven provides, we cannot go over them in full detail here in our documentation.

We encourage you to please take some time and navigate through each tab to see what we offer. Go to Appearance > Designthemes Framework Options in your WordPress admin to access the Designthemes Framework Options panel. You can also backup your theme options by clicking on the Backup tab. That is a great way to move your custom options from site to site.

8.1 General

General Settings

Enable Nice Scroll – Enable or Disable the nice scroll in your site.

Globally Show Page Comments - Enable or Disable to show comments on all the pages.

Style Picker - Enable or Disable to show the style picker in your pages.

8.2 All Page Options

Post Options

Post - Single Post customization

  • Post Single - Here you can show / hide 'Author Box' (contains author details) and 'Posts Comments'.
  • Post Archives - Choose any one of the available layout types. Also you can choose the archive page layout (without sidebar, left sidebar, right sidebar) and post layout (1 column, 2 column, 3 column)
  • Archives and Single Post Options - Here you control the displaying of 'Post Format', 'Author', 'Date', 'Comment', 'Category' and 'Tag'.

404

Options relating to Error 404 page

  • Enable Message - You can choose enable/disable for 404 message.
  • Template Style - Choose the style of not-found template page.
  • Custom Page - Choose the page for not-found content.
  • Background Image - Upload an image for not-found page's background.

Under Construction

Options relating to the under construction page

  • Enable Message - You can Enable/ Disable for under construction page of your website.
  • Template Style - Choose the style of coming soon template..
  • Custom Page - Choose the page for comingsoon content.
  • Show Launch date - Enable/ Disable to show launch date text.
  • Launch date - Put Format: 12/30/2016 12:00:00 month/day/year hour:minute:second
  • UTC Timezone - select the appropriate timezone.
  • Background Image - Upload an image for coming soon page's background.

8.3 Widget Area Options

Widget Area - To create custom widget areas

A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a unique function. Widgets can then be added to widget-ready areas of the theme called widget sections. Old Haven has some pre-made widget sections and also allows you to create an unlimited amount of custom widget sections.

You can create custom widget areas and you can assign it to any post, pages,....

8.4 Woocommerce Options

Old Haven is compatible with WoCommerce and includes full design integration as well as custom shortcodes. To get started with creating your online shop, you need to install the free WooCommerce Plugin. This documenation on using WooCommerce is the very basic information you need to get started. Please take a look at the important links below that have additional information about using WooCommerce.

To get this option install WooCommerce plugin. And the plugin bundled with dummy data which can be imported to instantly give you a working store with products to test the different features WooCommerce has to offer.

Available Options:

  • No.of Products to show in main shop page.
  • Choose products style to display shop & archive pages.
  • Product Layout - 3 types of products layouts are there. (II Column, III Column & IV Column )
  • Product Details, Product Category, Product Tag page layouts.
  • Also you can easily handle widget areas for individual Product, Product Category, & Product Tag in the Role -> "Widget Area" Settings.

Following plugins used to extend the woocommerce options

  1. YITH WooCommerce Zoom Magnifier is that enables you to add a zoom effect to product images.
  2. YITH WooCommerce Wishlist adds all Wishlist features to your website. Needs WooCommerce to work.

8.5 Hooks Options

Hooks

Here you can add HTML content and Shortcode.

  • Top - You can choose enable/disable for Top hook.
  • Content Before - You can choose enable/disable for Content Before hook.
  • Content After - You can choose enable/disable for Content After hook.
  • Bottom - You can choose enable/disable for Bottom hook.

8.6 Backup Options

Backup Options these options allow you to backup and restore your custom settings and options. These options also allow you to transfer Theme Options data from site to site.

  • Backup & Restore Options - Backup Options => helps you to take backup of current Designthemes Framework settings and Restore Options => helps you to restore Designthemes Framework settings from last backup.

8.7 Theme Change Log

Old Haven Theme Change Log.

Old Haven is constantly being updated with new features and adjustments. You can always view the most recent update information in the change log.

8.8 Plugin Options

Classes Options

To create a new class entry, just like you would create a normal post.  After you publish the post, the entry will appear in your schedule. You can customize the class with the  Schedule Class options box, on the right sidebar:

  • Schedule Class – Use the schedule calendar to choose the date for your Class.
  • Starting Time – Use the select boxes to choose the starting time for your Class. You can leave the No Repeat option active to make it a one time event, or you can choose Repeat Weekly, to create a Class that will be scheduled every week, at the same time, with the same settings.

8.9 Portfolio Options

Portfolio - Single Portfolio customization

  • Portfolio Archives - Choose any one of the available layout types. Also you can choose the archive page layout (without sidebar, left sidebar, right sidebar) and post layout (1 column, 2 column, 3 column)
  • Portfolio Custom Fields -You can create custom fields like name, url and date etc.
  • Permalinks - You can have or change the default link structure of archive and single portfolio pages by using this permalink settings.

9 Theme customize Options

The  theme comes with a full featured theme customizer that allows you to take control of the look of your site and see your changes in real time before committing them to your live site.

The theme Customizer allows you to live preview changes you make to your theme. You can play around all you like without modifying your live site. And when you’ve made your changes, simply click Save and everything is applied instantly.

This section will cover the various settings included in the customizer.

To access the customizer, go to Appearance > Customize.

Site Identity

(Appearance > Customize > Site Identity > Logo & Site Identity)

  • Manage a regular logo favicon and a site loader.
  • Logo – Alignment, margins, default, retina, sticky header and mobile logo options.
  • Favicon – Regular favicon options.
  • Site Loader : You can easily Enable / Disable the loader

Site Layout

Layout - Here you can change the layout of our theme (Boxed or FullWidth)

Site Skin

  • Choose a predefined theme skin, a predefined color scheme or set a custom primary color.
  • Appearance > Customize > Site skin

Site Breadcrumb

  • Choose a predefined theme skin, a predefined color scheme or set a custom primary color.
  • Appearance > Customize > Site skin

Site Header

To setup header layout,Simply go to Appearance > Customize > Site Header > Header Style to select your header layout. and choose one of the available layouts. You can also set upuse these other options:

  • Header | Style - Choose a header style (Fullwidth Header, Boxed Header, Splitted Fullwidth Header, Splitted Boxed Header, Fullwidth Menu Center, Two Color Header, Fullwidth Menu Left, Left Header, Left Header Boxed, Creative Header, Overlay Header).
  • Header | Position - Choose a header position (above slider, on slider, below slider).
  • Header | Transparency Choose between Semi Transparent or Transparent header Transparency.
  • Header | Background - You can select and upload a custom background image, which will be applied for the selected header.

Site Menu

Navigate to Appearance > Customize > Site Menu, click the option titled Menu Locations. Select your menu location, by clicking the dropdown menu in each option then hit the Save & Publish button.

OR

Appearance > Menus > Menu Location tab > assign your menus to the location you want > Save Changes.

Site Footer I

Footer Customization

To customize the display of footer area, on your WordPress dashboard navigate to Appearance > Customize > Site Footer.

There you can modify the layout, background , Typography and upload custom image for your main header background.

Footer Layout

The theme includes different Footer layouts and it easy to switch your footer layout. Simply go to Appearance > Customize > Site Footer I > Layout to select the one you like.

  1. Column Layout – 11 column layouts and 7 footer types are available.
  2. Shortcode Section – You can add any type of shortcode here, for your footer section.

Footer Background

Background Image – Add background image for your footer, also choose background posistion and repeat option for the image.

Site Copyright

  • Copyright – You can add copyright text for your footer and also you can disable it anytime.
  • Background Image – Add background image for your footer, also choose background position and repeat option for the image.
  • Typography : To customize specific typography options

Menu

  • Whether you set your menu display as regular menu or mega menu, you can customize the display of menu link and dropdown menu in the main navigation.
  • To customize the display of menu link in main navigation, navigate to Appearance > Customize > Menu > Main Menu or Sub Menu.
  • To customize the display of dropdown menu in main navigation, go to Appearance > Customize > Menu > Dropdown Style, then set the display to your liking.

Widgets Options

Footer Customization

To customize the display of footer area, on your WordPress dashboard navigate to Appearance > Customize > Site Footer.

There you can modify the layout, background , Typography and upload custom image for your main header background.

Footer Layout

The theme includes different Footer layouts and it easy to switch your footer layout. Simply go to Appearance > Customize > Site Footer I > Layout to select the one you like.

  1. Column Layout – 11 column layouts and 7 footer types are available.
  2. Shortcode Section – You can add any type of shortcode here, for your footer section.

Footer Background

Background Image – Add background image for your footer, also choose background position and repeat option for the image.

Site Sociable

To set up social icons, right top corner, navigate Appearance > Customize > Site Sociable and set up links for social profiles. Note: Each external link should always start with http://!

Social Media Links – The Social Media tab in Theme Options is where you will insert your custom social media links for each network you want to display. The URL’s you enter on this tab will apply to the social icons in the header, footer or social sharing box.

Additional CSS

Add any custom CSS code here. This allows you much more granular control over the style of the theme. This data will be saved during theme updates as well

Simply go to Appearance > Customize > Additional JS and paste your custom JS.

Additional JS

Simply go to Appearance > Customize > Additional JS and paste your custom JS.

Typography

Typography Options

This also includes customization options such as layout, colors and typography. For example, if you’d like to customize your header, then you’ll find all the options you’ll need under the header tab in Theme Options. Continue reading below to learn more about the new typography options.

Typography Options Locations

  • Body Typography Options – To customize the Body Font, navigate to the Apperence > customize > Typography > Body Typography where all the Body Typography options such as font family, weight, size, etc. are found.
  • H1 – H6 and Post Title Typography Options – To customize the Headers and Post Titles Font, navigate to the Apperence > customize > Typography > Heading Typography where all the Headers and Post Titles Typography options such as font family, weight, size, etc. are found.
  • Menu Typography Options – Navigate to the Apperence > customize > Typography > Menu panel, then go to the Main Menu Typography section.

10Blog Options

Old Haven is loaded with options for the blog. It offers many different options for you to present your blog posts, along with several different blog layouts. In addition there are numerous Theme Options and Shortcode Options that allow you to customize how posts are displayed. The Old Haven blog is extremely versatile and powerful. There are 3 ways to display your blog posts, we will cover each method as well as describe blog post types, Post Options and Theme Options

10.1Blog Options

No matter which method or methods you use to display your blog posts, the first thing you need to do is create the blog posts. Old Haven Theme support all type of posts

How To Create A Blog Post

Step 1 – Navigate to Posts in your WordPress admin sidebar.

Step 2 – Click on the Add New option to make a new post. Create a title, and insert your post content in the editing field. You can use any of our shortcode builder elements inside the post.

Step 3 – Add Categories from the right side. To assign it to the post, check the box next to the Category name.

Step 4 – Add Tags from the right side. Type the name of the tag in the field, separate multiple tags with commas.

Step 5 – For a single image, click the first Featured Image Box, select an image and click the Set Featured Image button.

Step 6 – For a video post, paste the iFrame embed from either Youtube or Vimeo into the Video Embed Code field.

Step 7 – Once you are finished, click Publish to save the post.

10.2How to Assign a Post Page

Step 1 – Navigate to Settings > Reading tab.

Step 2 – Select A Post Pages option.

Step 3 – Choose the page you want as your blog post page from the blog post dropdown list.

Step 4 – Once its all done, make sure you click the Save button

11 Portfolios

It offers many different options for you to present your portfolio posts, along with several different layouts. In addition there are numerous Theme Options and Shortcode Options that allow you to customize how are displayed. The Old Haven portfolio is extremely versatile and powerful. Old Haven theme provides easy and powerful tools helping to create eye catching galleries. Portfolio items are just usual posts with improved look and feel features and work exactly as blog posts.

  • Creating Portfolio Pages
  • Creating Portfolio items

11.1 Creating Portfolio Pages

To create a portfolio please start by creating a new page Pages > Add New and setting up the title eg. Portfolio. In the Template field set the option Portfolio template. In the bottom section you will find Page options such as Layout and Sidebar. You can then select whether your portfolio should be in full width or with a left or right sidebar.

How To Create A Portfolio Page

Now we have just created a category that will contain our portfilio items and display them proper way. If you add some subcategories to this main category they will inherit parent style unles you choose to override them at category options page. Lets add some portfolio items!

  1. Go to Portfolio -> Add New, name the post accordingly
  2. In the right colomn find Categories widget and select "Portfolio" category - thus we move usual post entry into portfolio section.
  3. Set featured image and save the post. Please notice - this featured image will be used as a primary portfolio image so make sure it has good quality.

12 WooCommerce / Shop integration

Old Haven is fully compatible with the WooCommerce plugin. We carefully designed Old Haven so you can build a nice shop that is loaded with options, and one that is perfect in appearance. Since WooCommerce is an external plugin, you will find any information you may need about it in the WooCommerce author's page. Here are several useful links:

How to install WooCommerce and setup the default shop pages

First go to Plugins > Add new section and type "WooCommerce" into search field. Then click "Search Plugins" button.

Once that is done, and you see the result, click on the"Install now" button next to "WooCommerce - excelling eCommerce" plugin.

Once WooCommerce is installed, click on the "Activate plugin" link.

In a few moments you will see a WooCommerce Purple Notification Bar at the top of the plugin page. Clicking the Install WooCommmerce Pages button in the purple bar will install all the default pages.

Please Note: Once you are done installing WooCommerce and the default pages, you can go to the Appearance > Menu section of your admin and add all the WooCommerce pages to your menu. They will be listed at the top under the most recent pages.

How to add new product

Go to Products > Add product section. You will see a page that looks like the one below.All you need to do is fill those fields with your own values.

Information about adding a new product will be found at on http://docs.woothemes.com/document/managing-products/

13Translation & WPML

Basic Translation

We will show you how to translate Theme and our Core-plugin using

  • poedit
  • WPML plugin

If you are running a Multi language site, you need to install the WPML plugin Or if you are running a Single language site other than English. Say for example if you are running “French” site only You can go with “poedit”.

Download poedit here

  1. designtheme  is referring to Theme-folder (wp-content / themes / theme-folder(Old Haven ))
  2. fr_FR is referring to French language code
  3. "Old Haven -core” is referring to  slug name of Core-Plugin

I. Poedit

Theme Translation:

First, you need to change language, For ex: “French”

Step 1 : Go to Dashboard / Settings /  General and select language(ex: French language ) then save settings.

Second, you need to create language-code.po file and translate words.

Step 2 :  Please go to wp-content / themes /  designtheme / languages / – Here you can find theme pot file  (In our older themes, you can see default.po file)

  • For ex, designtheme-slug-name.pot – Rename this pot file into po file.
  • Ex: designtheme-slug-name.pot into fr_FR.po (OR) default.po into fr_FR.po
    Here : fr_FR is French language code

Step 3 :  Open fr_FR.po file and translate the words. Finally you will get the mo file there while saving the .po file. After translating words you can check those changes in front-end.

Core Plugin translation:

Step 1 : Go to wp-content\plugins\Old Haven -core-features\languages – here you can find dttheme-core.pot / default.po / dt_themes-default.po  file

Step 2 : Rename dttheme-core.pot into dttheme-core-fr_FR.po. Open this po file and translate the words. While saving this po file automatically mo file will generated (dttheme-core-fr_FR.mo) then check front page.

Here: “dttheme-core” is slug name of Core-Plugin

WPML

Please visit this link for how to translate theme – https://wpml.org/

Note :  Kindly refer the below link for how to merge the two PO files (new and old) together.  http://www.marketpressthemes.com/blog/how-to-merge-two-po-files-using-poedit/

WPML

Old Haven Theme has the capability to be used in any language.It is also possible to create a multilingual website with help of WPML WPML plugin. Please read the FAQ section to get an idea.

  • WPML – WPML official site
  • Widgets Translation – Check this link for translating WordPress widgets.
  • FAQ – Checkout this page to get basic idea of WPML
  • WPML Forum Support - You will get free support from WPML team once you have purchsed thier plugin.

You can download and install WPML manually, by downloading ZIP files from your WPML.org account, or automatically, via the Plugins admin screen. Manual Download and Install In case you want to install WPML manually, follow these steps: Log in to your WPML.org account. Go to the Downloads section. Download the WPML components that you need.

How to Use RTL

Step 1 – Dashboard > Setting > General > Site Language (select the langusge such as the Arabic or Hebrew version.

Step 2 – Select the Site Language

Step 3 – Go ahead and click "Save Changes".

 

14.1 Footer Widgets

The main portion of the Old Haven footer is a a widgetized section that can display widgets. Widgets add various content or features to your site. They can be added, removed, and rearranged in the WordPress Administration Appearance > Widgets panel.

How to add Widgets to the Footer

Step 1 – First make sure footer widgets are set to show, navigate to Appearance > Theme Options > Footer and check the "Footer Widgets" box. Also set the footer columns here.

Step 2 – Next navigate to Appearance > Widgets. to access the widgets and footer widget sections.

Step 3 – You will see a "Footer Widget" section on the right hand side for each Footer column you selected to have in theme options.

Step 4 – On the left hand side are your widgets, simply drag and drop the widgets you want from the left side into the "Footer Widget" sections on the right side. See the screenshot below.

How to add widgets to footer ?

  • Once you have enabled Column Layout for footer using above options, than navigate to Dashboard -> Appearnce -> Widgets.
  • Here you can find new widget areas created with the name of Footer Column, suffixed with columns count.
  • Drag and drop the widgets from left hand side and configure widgets as per your needs.
  • Now save the widgets and look at the frontend for your newly created widgets.

15Visual Composer

Visual Composer is designed by the guys at WP Bakery. It's a paid plugin that is not openly available on the WordPress plugin directory. You can only download it from CodeCanyon.

In Old Haven Theme, we added Visual Composer for those who prefer working with this plugin. To activate the VC plugin following theme installation, go to Appearance > Install Plugins section, install it, and activate it. The plugin will then be ready to use.

Plugin installation following theme activation is available in the same section where the default WordPress editor is visible. In the create/edit page above the WordPress editor you will see two large, blue buttons called Backend Editor and Frontend Editor. These are exactly what you need to build content within Visual Composer.


Frontend and Backend Page Building

The most powerful feature of the Visual Composer is that it gives you an easy drag and drop page builder that can be used from the standard WordPress page/post edit area or directly from the frontend.

Build your content on the go with WordPress frontend editing page builder plugin. No more admin panel needed to create stunning and beautiful pages. Visual Composer introduces new game changer in the world of WordPress plugins. Experience the true "What You See Is What You Get" and forget about "blind designing".

  • Add and drag elements around the screen to quickly build unique layouts inside your WordPress theme.
  • Visual Composer determines type of elements you add and highlight them with different colors in order to improve user experience and navigation.
  • Switch between Guide modes to enable or disable VC menu elements and row/column borders.
  • Create responsive pages with brand new responsive design controls.

Visual Composer frontend page builder allows you quickly switch between different devices to check how your content looks on tablet or mobile devices. Ensure that everything is according to design grid and your high expectations.

In addition to game changing frontend page builder, award winning backend editor is available. Quickly build any type of page with simple and intuitive drag and drop interface right from your WordPress dashboard. Backend editor of Visual Composer has been proven to be one of the most beloved WordPress plugins of all times and it is a no brainier for thousands of WordPress power users. Tons of features and regular updates always keep Visual Composer on top of competition and this allows users to update and manage content fast and easy.

 


Content Elements

Visual Composer offers all the controls you need to work with content elements – add, edit, duplicate, remove or create presets for your elements whenever you wish with just single click. And with the smart Role Manager that is included in our page builder you can control access and options available to different user roles within your WordPress site. Control your WordPress site layout like never before.

Visual Composer templates

And that's not all – if you don't want to build your WordPress website from scratch you can always use our predefined templates. There are 60+ pro looking templates covering all the website sections you may need. Use predefined templates or create your own templates to reuse content and save even more time.

Built in content elements

Text block Pie Chart Separator Text separator
Message box Facebook like Google+ Pinterest
Tweetmeme FAQ Single image Image gallery
Tabs Tour section Accordion Icon
Posts slider Widgetised sidebar Button Call to action
Video player Google Maps Raw JS Raw HTML
Flickr widget Progress Bar Row Empty Space
Custom Heading Post Grid Masonry Post Grid Media Grid

Frontend Page Builder and Backend Editor for WordPress

Build responsive site and manage your content easily with intuitive frontend WordPress builder. No programming knowledge required – create stunning and beautiful pages with award winning drag and drop editor. Experience the true "What You See Is What You Get" and forget about "blind designing".

  • Add and drag elements around the screen to quickly build unique layouts inside your WordPress theme.
  • Visual Composer determines type of elements you add and highlight them with different colors in order to improve user experience and navigation.
  • Create responsive pages with brand new responsive design controls.

Visual Composer frontend editor allows you quickly switch between different devices to check how your content looks on tablet or mobile devices. Ensure that everything is according to design grid and your high expectations.

In addition to game changing frontend editor, award winning backend editor is available. Quickly build any type of page with simple and intuitive drag and drop interface right from your WordPress dashboard. Backend editor of Visual Composer has been proven to be one of the most beloved WordPress plugins of all times and it is a no brainier for thousands of WordPress power users.


Visual Composer - Old Haven Options

There are 60+ pro looking templates covering all the website sections you may need. Use predefined templates or create your own templates to reuse content and save even more time.

Old Haven Built in content elements

Content Alignment Any Class & Style Tabs Tabbed content
Accordions Popular content Button Colored Button
Title boxes Blockquote Dropcap Donut chart
Icon box Fancy Ordered List Fancy Unordered List Progress Bar
Pricing Box 1 Pricing Box 2 Pricing Box 3 Toggles
Toggle Tooltip Section for Tooltips Simple Heading
Horizontal Divider Horizontal Top Horizontal Custom Stamp Divider
Separator Email id Phone Number Link
Search Form Any Icon Any Image Contact Info
Image Caption Counting Number Image Flip Add image flip
Event Caption Add event caption Event contact Info Add event contact info
Mailchimp Newsletter Team Speaker Testimonial
Testimonial carousel Partners carousel Images carousel Hexagon
Single Hexagon Twitter tweets Triangle wrapper Horizontal timeline
Tabbed content Vertical timeline Tabbed content Domain wrapper
Hexagon wrapper Single Post Show single post Recent Posts
Show recent posts Latest News Portfolio Items Custom Break
Custom Menu Sociable

16More

16.1 Demo Content Fails: Seems Like An Error Has Occurred

If you attempted to import the DesignThemes theme sample demo data, but it never completes the installation process or it fails with errors, there could be several reasons. Please read the following information.

Likely Causes For Demo Import Failing

  • Your PHP memory, file upload size, and/or execution limits are set too low
  • Your web host uses process watching software that prevents bulk processing on their web servers.
  • You have define('WP_DEBUG', true), please change that to define('WP_DEBUG', true) for the import in your wp-config.php file
  • The import uses a JSON file which is loaded from the frontend of the website, this will not work when the domain is not connected to the WordPress installation.

Recommended PHP Configuration Limits

If the import stalls and fails to respond after a few minutes, or it fails with a simple error message like "Import failed," You are suffering from PHP configuration limits that are set too low to complete the process. You should contact your web host and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows:

  • max_execution_time 180
  • memory_limit 128M
  • post_max_size 32M
  • upload_max_filesize 32M

How To Verify Your Current PHP Limits

You can verify your PHP configuration limits by installing a simple plugin here. In addition, you can always contact your host and ask them what the current settings are and have them adjust them if needed. Please note though that many hosts will try to keep the PHP limits low without reason. However you are paying for it, and therefor should be getting your moneys worth.

16.2 Setting up Child Theme

Do I need a child theme?

If you are planning to apply heavy code CSS customizations to DesignThemes theme more than minor CSS adjustments or a simple script such as Google Analytics it's highly recommended to create a child theme that will inherent the functionality of the parent theme plus it will give you all the editing and modifying power you need without the need of modifying the core theme files directly. As if you do that on the parent theme al the changes you make will be overwritten with the next theme update. Which will be a problem especially if you have already done many changes.

Setting up child theme from WordPress Dashboard:

  1. Go to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme and import the  child-theme.zip file directly into this screen of the WordPress admin area.
  2. Go to Appearance > Themes and activate your Wiz child theme.

 

Setting up child theme via FTP:

  1. Uncompress child-theme.zip file.
  2. Upload its files to /wp-content/themes/ directory via FTP.
  3. Go to Appearance > Themes and activate your Wiz child theme.

16.3 Grandfathered Support

Envato started a paid initiative for item support on September 1st, 2015. Any item purchased includes 6 months of support with paid options to extend. This new policy applies to all purchases, past or present. DesignTheme  is fully committed to our customers and took the initiative to introduce Grandfathered support for any purchases made before September 1st, 2015. Purchases made before September 1st, 2015 are eligible for our Grandfathered support policy. Purchases made after September 1st, 2015 must follow the new paid support initiative introduced by Envato. It is important to note that paid support is an Envato initiative, while Grandfathered Support, with the agreement of Envato, is an initiative that we created.

What Is Grandfathered Support?

Grandfathered Support is simply a term we are using for purchases made before September 1st, 2015. The level of support given is the same as we have always provided. Grandfathered Support applies to any customer that purchased Old Haven BEFORE September 1, 2015. This entitles qualifying customers to continue receiving hands on support via our system for as long as we continue to develop and maintain Old Haven .
IMPORTANT NOTE – Grandfathered support is only valid on sites that are using a license purchased before September 1, 2015.

How To Verify Your Purchase Date

To know if you're qualified for Grandfathered Support, you must first verify your purchase date. Please see below for instructions on how to view the exact purchase date of your Old Haven Theme license.

Step 1 – Login to your ThemeForest account and go to the Downloads tab.

Step 2 – Locate the Old Haven theme copy you'd like to verify, then download the License Certificate and Purchase Code file. You can choose to download either the .PDF or the .TXT file.

Step 3 – Inside the License Certificate and Purchase Code file, you'll find your Purchase Date information for that particular copy of  Old Haven .

16.4 How To Update The Premium Plugins

Please note that Old Haven does include updates for our Premium Sliders (Revolution Slider and Layer Slider), however, this does not mean that you will receive an individual license for these Premium Sliders.
Due to Envato's licensing rules, we can only issue updates for these plugins when we issue a theme update. Please continue reading below for further information on the process of how these updates are given.

Premium Sliders Update Process

When you purchase a theme that bundles Revolution Slider and Layer Slider, such as Old Haven , you get to use these Premium Sliders with the theme. However, your purchase of Old Haven does not give you an individual license for the Revolution Slider and Layer Slider to use or download as you wish.
Due to license rules, we can only issue new plugin updates when we issue new theme updates. So anytime Old Haven is updated, the latest plugin for the Revolution Slider and Layer Slider will be included. This is according to the licensing rules enforced by Envato, and is something out of our control and must abide by.
In addition, this also ensures that we fully test the plugin to make sure there are no critical bugs that will conflict with our own update. This is a benefit that we also test any version we give with our theme before our customers get it.

16.5 How To Update From The .po File After A Theme Update in POEdit

Step 1 – Open the .po file of the desired language in POEdit.

Step 2 – Choose ‘Catalogue’ from the options in the toolbar, then select ‘Update from POT file’ option.

Step 3 – In the opening file dialog, choose the theme.pot file in Theme/languages/ folder. The catalogue will then be auto updated with all the new text strings, and your custom ones will be preserved.

Step 4 – Don’t forget to Save the file once you are done updating and adding translations.