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Theme Venera Documentation

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File structure

Here is a list of files and folder you receive with a purchase of Theme Venera:

Theme Installation

In this section I will walk you through the process of Theme Venera installation. In order to install the theme - you will need admin access to your wordpress site. First of all you will need to install plugins that are bundled with Theme Venera, and then you can install the theme itself. After theme and plugins are installed and activated you will have to import default theme settings from included .xml files. You may also want to install a demo data so you can edit it and build your pages based on demo data. It is very easy to install a theme and should not take you more then 10 minutes.

Installing your new theme

Video Tutorial:

Step by step guide:

  1. Unzip the archive file which you just downloaded from ThemeForest.
  2. Login to Wordpress admin for your website.
  3. Go to "Appearance" link in the side menu.
  4. Then click the "Install Themes" tab.
  5. Click on the "Upload" link
  6. Now click on the button which says "Choose File"
  7. Locate the file called and click "Install Now" button.
    Note: when you unzipped the file you downloaded from ThemeForest - you should end up with a folder called plugins and an archive file called - this is the file you want to select here
  8. Once the installation is complete - click the "Activate" link.
  9. Well done! You have successfully activated your new theme. You should see something like this on your screen:

Installing bundled plugins

Video Tutorial:

Step by step guide:

  1. Go to "Plugins" link in side menu, and click "Add New" button on top of that page.
  2. Now click on the "Upload" link at the top of the page.
  3. Now you should click on the "Choose File" button and select on of the plugins from "plugins" folder.
  4. Once you selected a file - click "Install Now" button.
  5. When the plugin installation is complete - click the "Activate Plugin" link.
  6. Repeat these steps with every plugin archive in the "plugins" directory. Make sure you install plugins called:
  7. Good job! Your plugins should be installed now. You should see something like this on the screen:

Install demo data (optional step)

This step is optional as this will install a demo data which you can later modify and play around with it.

Note: In order to install a demo data, you have to complete a previous step where you installed a plugin called "". Make sure you have installed this plugin because it is responsible of importing demo data from .xml file.

Step by step guide:

  1. Click the "Tools" link in the side menu.
  2. On the following page you will see a sub menu item under the "Tools" link you just clicked called "Import" - go ahead and click on it.
  3. Now you should see a table with different system names to import from - you should click on the link called "WordPress".
    Note: If it asks you to install a plugin when you clicked on that link - that means you did not complete a previous step, so you can go ahead and install it from a lightbox interface which is presented to you.
  4. Click the "Choose File" button and select the file from your archive contents called "demodata.xml".
  5. Once the file is selected click "Upload file and import" button to start importing.
    Note: You will first be asked to map the authors in this export file to users on the blog. For each author, you may choose to map to an existing user on the blog or to create a new user.
    Note: In our demo content none of the images will be available because of copyright restrictions. You have to upload your images manually.
  6. Now you have to import demo forms
  7. Go to "Forms" from side menu and click on a sub menu item called "Import/Export".
  8. Click on "Choose File" and select a demo archive file called "demoforms.xml".
  9. After you have selected the file - click blue "Import" button.
  10. Now you have to activate menus, you should go to Appearance > Menus. Select "Header Menu" and "Footer Menu" from the dropdowns in "Theme Locations" box and click save.
  11. And the final step is to set a custom home page for your blog. Go to Settings > Reading.
    • Select "A static page" for the "Front page displays" field.
    • Select "Home Page" from the dropdown for the field called "Front Page".
    • Select "Blog - Vertical Cards" for the field called "Posts Page".
    • Click "Save Changes" button and you are done!
  12. Good job! You have completed installation of demo data!

Page Builder

This theme comes with a powerful page builder plugin, which will help you to build your pages by drag & dropping elements on your layout grid. You won't need any programming knowledge to build pages you see in examples.

How to use Page Builder

Page builder will help you manage your content. Nowadays many websites have complex grid layouts with columns, tabs, sliders and etc. In the past you should be html guru or shortcodes professional to create that type of layouts. But not anymore! Here is a short video for you to get you up running in no time. See yourself how easy it is. Complex layouts - made easy!

In order to activate Page Builder when you are creating new page or post you have to click on the "Visual Composer" button.

Note: You can always go back to a classic WordPress editor by clicking "Classic Editor" button.


In the Page Builder editor mode you'll have "Add element" button, which you should click or drag to the working canvas, to add content block or row to your page.

Clicking the "Add element" button will show the content element selection menu. Content blocks are divided into categories (Show all, Content, Social, Structure, WordPress Widgets).


Rows are used to divide your page into the logic blocks with columns, columns later will hold your content blocks. Rows can be divided into the layouts (eg. 1/2 + 1/2, 1/3 + 1/3 + 1/3, and so on). Your page can have unlimited number of rows. To change row's position, click and drag row's drag handler (top left row's corner) and drag row around (vertical axis).


Columns are part of the row and they hold your content elements inside them. Columns can be reordered. Click and drag column around (horizontal axis). That way you can group elements in logical groups and then drag them around with your mouse (to re-position).

Content Elements

This is a list of available content elements that can be placed on the working canvas or inside of the columns. Think of them as bricks. With those bricks you are building your layout. Most of the content elements have options, to set them click pencil icon. To save changes click save button.

Theme Settings

Theme Venera comes with an extensive configuration options. You can completely change a look and feel of the theme just by using this options panel. In order to change default theme settings you have to go to "Options" page from the side menu. You will see multiple sub pages for options page. I will explain each of them one by one.


Color scheme

These settings define a color scheme you want to use for the website, you can also set your custom colors by clicking the "Allow to override color scheme settings" checkmark and defining your custom colors in other sections of "Options" panel.


On this tab you can define general settings for your theme.

Leader board

Here you control the look and feel of the leader board section which can hold a slider or just a regular content elements.

Highlighted block

Here you can set colors for the highlighted block under the leader board which usually holds a list of features with icons.

Call to action block

This settings control the call to action block, usually separated from a regular content with a different, highlighted background which will allow it to pop and standout.

UI Elements

On this page you are defining colors for different elements used on the theme: items, testimonials, accordion, tabs, pricing table.


These settings control the look of the item blocks on your theme. This includes the look of post teasers, portfolio items, clients and team members.


These settings control the look and feel of the testimonials elements on your pages. You have two variants of testimonials layout:


Always opened so you don't have to click on the author avatar to activate it.

Toggle on click

This style is a compact version of the previous one, in order to see a testimonial bubble you will need to click on the avatar.

Testimonials Settings



Browser frame

This is the most awesome feature - it is a browser frame which is not an image but an HTML frame - so it is fully customizable - you can change colors, shadows, buttons and even the URL text. You can insert a single image, a set of images to create a slider or a video from youtube or vimeo.

Pricing table


This theme comes with a set of gorgeous buttons. You have the following styles: default button, primary button, informational button, danger button, warning button and inversed button. Using these settings you can change a look and feel of every button type from that list. It's pretty straightforward - each style has two parameters: background color and text color. You can also select a look of those buttons by selecting a style parameter from a dropdown (default, flat and absolutely flat).

Blog posts

These settings control the look of the single post item. This is basically the main settings section for your blog posts.