Getting Started

Welcome to Brook


Hi,
It’s awesome to know that you decided to purchase Brook. No doubts, you will join our happy customers community in seconds! You won’t make any mistake here, because our detailed documentation will guide you. Please be sure to check it out before getting started. We have outlined all kinds of necessary information and keep them easy-to-read-and-follow. Our theme is based on WordPress platform, so we assume that you have already WordPress installed and ready to go.

If you are unable to find your answer in this documentation, don’t hesitate to sign up & submit a support ticket here: ThemeMove’s Support Channel with your site’s FTP and WordPress Admin details. Our top-notch support team are extremely enthusiastic to solve your issue as soon as possible, just give them a chance. Enjoy your time here.
Cheers,
ThemeMove.

Theme Requirements


To use Brook, you must be running WordPress 4.4 or higher, PHP 5.6 or higher, and MySQL 5 or higher. We have tested it with Mac, Windows and Linux. Below is a list of items you should ensure your host can comply with.

  • Check to ensure that your web host has the minimum requirements to run WordPress.

  • Always make sure they are running the latest version of WordPress.

  • You can download the latest release of WordPress from official WordPress website.

  • Always create secure passwords for FTP and Database.

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 300

  • Memory_limit 128M

  • Post_max_size 32M

  • Upload_max_filesize 32M

You can verify your PHP configuration limits in the System tab in the Backend-mainpage. Take a look in the left sidebar for Brook back end > Insight Core > system.

Your mission is make those 4 sections turn from yellow to green.

Tips For This Part :

  • WP Memory Limit: find the file wp-config.php. Add the line “define(‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M' );” above the line /That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging./
  • WP Debug Mode: It is not importance to set WP Debug Mode then do not worry about it.

  • PHP Time limit: find the file wp-config.php. Add the line “set_time_limit(600);” above the line /That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging./
  • PHP Max Input Vars: Find .htaccess in folder Root of website. Add the line “php_value max_input_vars 5000”
  • How to choose PHP version and enable PHP extension?

    Step 1: Come CPanel find select PHP version

    Step 2: Choose version 5.6 and enable XML reader extension

    Step 3: Save the file

    WordPress Knowledge Base


    To install Brook – your powerful WordPress theme, you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. If you need help installing WordPress, follow the instructions in WordPress Codex. Below are all the useful links for WordPress information:

    What’s Included


    When you purchase Brook from ThemeForest, you need to download the Brook files from your ThemeForest account. Navigate to your downloads tab on ThemeForest and find Brook.


    Click Downloads to see these two options.

    • Installable WordPress file only. You can upload this file when you install the theme.

    • All files and documentation (full zip folder). You will need to extract and locate the installable WordPress file to upload when you install the theme.

    Brook’s Support System


    All of ThemeMove’s items come with 6 months of included support and free lifetime updates for your Theme. Once the 6 months of included support is up, you have the opportunity to extend support coverage up to 6 or 12 months further. If you choose to not extend your support, you will still be able to submit bug reports via email or item comments and still have access to our online documentation knowledge base and video tutorials.

    Envato clarifies item support policy here.

    We have an advanced, secure ticket system to handle your requests. Support is limited to questions regarding the theme’s features or issues that are related the theme. We are not able to provide support for code customizations or third-party plugins. If you need help with anything other than minor customization of your theme, we suggest enlisting the help of a developer.

    How To Start Receiving Support

    Step 1: Click Here to create an account. You will need your accession which can only be received after buying the theme from Themeforest.net.

    Step 2: Once you are signed up, you need to sign into our support center with your new account.

    Step 3: Follow these steps before you submit a support ticket.

    Step 4: To create a new ticket, hit New.

    See how to take your purchase code:

    Hit Download then choose License Certificate & Purchase Code.

    Before You Submit Ticket


    To help speed along your request, we require that you follow the steps below before posting a ticket in the Help Desk.

    Step 1: Please take a moment to search the Basic Troubleshooting Issues, as the answer to your question is likely already in here - nearly 80 % of all tickets opened are due to the issues described in this guide.

    Step 2: If your question or issue has not been brought up, then please open a ticket with the following information:

    • Your live site URL that shows the issue

    • Your WordPress login credentials

    • Did you install or update the theme? Using FTP or from the WordPress admin panel?

    • Error logs - if you don't know how to get them - check out this guide - Error logs - how to find them - this is necessary only if you report a bug or an issue, not general "How to" questions.

    • Specific browser or device involved if applicable - Operating System version( Windows 8.1, Maverick etc), the model of the device( Ipad 3, Samsung Galaxy etc.), browser version( Safari 7, IE 11) etc. and screen resolution 1600/800 1440/900 etc.

    • Detailed information describing the issue

    • Possible screenshots of the issue

    Please note that in most case the support staff cannot do much without this information. So to avoid unnecessary delays please provide the information above.

    Also please deactivate all the plugins that don't come with the theme, this will allow us to rule out any third party plugins conflict. We don't deactivate the plugins on a client's site, because sometimes this may cause unforeseen issues.

    Installation

    Theme Installation


    After purchasing Brook, please download the package from ThemeForest. All you need to do is moving your mouse over your login name at the right top corner – after you log in ThemeForest, and then click Downloads.

    Here you will find all the items that you have purchased. Hover to Download button next to Brook, you will see these download options:

    • Installable WordPress file only which you can upload when installing theme

    • All files & documentation (full zip folder). You will need to extract and locate the installable WordPress file to upload when installing theme

    You should choose to download all files & documentation as a child theme is included there for you to use later.

    Install theme via WordPress

    Step 1: Navigate to Appearance > Themes

    Step 2: Click Add New, then click Upload Theme > Choose File



    Step 3: Navigate to the .zip file on your computer, then click Install Now

    After activating, you should be redirected to the themes page with TM Brook activated:


    Install theme via FTP

    Step 1: Unzip zip file package – the zip package is inside Brook files folder you have downloaded from ThemeForest


    Step 2: Connect to your FTP server and navigate to the folder where your WordPress is installed.

    Step 3:Go to wp-content/themes/ and upload theme folder (the path will look like this: wp-content/themes/tm-brook)

    Step 4: Open WordPress admin panel (navigate through the web-browser to the folder where you have installed the WordPress e.g www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/) and go Appearance > Themes on admin sidebar. Activate Brook.

    IMPORTANT! After theme installation, at the top, you have a box with information about required and optional plugins. To install them and activate, please navigate to Appearance > Install Plugins section, and install only necessary plugins.

    Plugin Installation


    After activating Brook, you will see this notice:

    Click Begin installing plugins. You will be navigated to Install Required Plugins page.

    Simply check all of them (or all of required plugins and some recommended plugins you like) and from the drop down select Install, then hit Apply.

    When finishing, it should look like this:

    Required plugins: Insight Core, Visual Composer, Revolution Slider
    Recommended plugins: Visual Composer Clipboard, Essential Grid, WooCommerce, Contact Form 7, MailChimp for WordPress, WP-PostViews

    Plugin Configuration


    Insight Core

    Insight Core is a required plugin for all Thememove themes. It manages many important tasks including plugin installation, demo data import, update notification. Users will also find information of documentation and support link there.


    WooCommerce

    An amazing eCommerce plugin that allows you to sell anything, beautifully. Built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, WooCommerce is the world’s favorite eCommerce solution that gives both store owners and developers complete control.


    Visual Composer

    Visual Composer for WordPress is drag and drop front-end and back-end page builder plugin that will save you tons of time working on the site content. You will be able to take full control over your WordPress site, build any layout you can imagine – no programming knowledge required. Moreover, now you can choose either work on a backend or move your page building process to frontend and instantly see changes you make.


    Slider Revolution

    Slider Revolution is an innovative, responsive WordPress Slider Plugin that displays your content in a beautiful way. Whether it’s a Slider, Carousel, Hero Scene or even a whole Front Page, the visual, drag & drop editor will let you tell your own stories easily.


    Contact Form 7

    Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, Captcha, Akismet spam filtering and so on.


    Mailchimp For WordPress

    MailChimp for WordPress helps you add more subscribers to your MailChimp lists using various methods. You can create good looking opt-in forms or integrate with any other form on your site, like your comment, contact or checkout form.


    Visual Composer Clipboard

    Allows you to copy/cut and paste single content elements or stack of content elements across pages without ever leaving WPBakery Page Builder ( Back end) interface!


    WooCommerce Smart Compare

    An extension of WooCommerce plugin that allows your users to compare some products of your shop. You can quickly access to the compare table, rearrange the compare products with drag/drop.


    WooCommerce Wishlist

    WooCommerce Smart Wishlist is a simple but powerful tool that can help your customer save products for buy later.


    Demo Installation


    Our demo data import lets you have the whole data package in minutes, delivering all kinds of essential things quickly and simply. All you need to do is to navigate to Insight Core > Import. Hit Import this demo.

    Have a cup of coffee. The process is within minutes.

    When finishing, it should look like this:

    Go to Setting > Reading > Front page displays and choose the page you like to be your front page then hit Save changes.

    Common Installation Issues


    If you run into trouble when installing Brook, please check out Common Installation Issues for solutions. If it's not there, please contact us for support.

    Update

    Before Updating


    1. It Is Always Recommended To Backup Your Current Setup
    We recommend you have a current backup of your site. Simply go to Theme Options >> Import / Export and export your backup.

    2. Do Not Keep Older Copies of The Theme In WP Theme Folder
    You should completely remove all previous theme folders before adding the new updated theme folder. Don't just rename the theme folder. If you rename your theme folder when you update, then the path will be no longer valid. Because WordPress stores menus and widget settings and some other settings by folder path, you will need to rename your theme folder back to what it was before, then your settings, menus, widgets will be restored. So the total renaming process has no meaning.

    3. Reset Browser Cache, Server Cache And Plugin Cache
    It is always recommended to reset your browser, plugin, and server cache when you update. Visual issues may happen and more often than not, its caused by caches, and they need to be emptied. Each browser allows you to remove cookies, history and other data. If your theme or ThemeMove Core version is not updated after uploading the new files, it is due to a server-side caching system. Some hosting providers have server-side cache systems installed to optimize the speed of content delivery, please clear any server-side cache or ask your host to do it. This is also true for google pagespeed setups or cloudflare setups.

    4. Update Child Theme
    If you have copied template files from parent theme to child theme, please make sure to revert to parent theme first to confirm if the issue exists there too. If it doesn’t, please update the templates copied to child theme with the parent theme.

    5. Required & Recommended Plugins Must Be Updated
    When you update the theme, you will see a notification message in your admin telling you the required and recommended plugins need to be updated. Follow the onscreen prompts to install the plugin updates. We have listed some required plugins and they have to be installed and activated for theme features to work. Make sure you are always using the most recent version of these plugins. You will be prompted to install it upon installing or updating your theme. If you dismiss the prompt or do not see it, then you can go to Plugins >> Installed Plugins >> Update Available (if have) and update the plugins there.

    Update Theme


    Firstly, you need to download the new theme package from your Themeforest account. Once you have the new theme package, you can choose to upload the theme via WordPress or via FTP.

    1. Update theme via FTP
    Step 1: If you have downloaded Installable WordPress file only, please unzip the tm-Brook.zip file. If you have downloaded the All file & documentation package, please unzip the tm-Brook.zip file and then unzip the secondary tm-Brook.zip file which will give a tm-Brook folder.
    Step 2 Connect to your FTP.
    Step 3: Upload the extracted tm-Brook folder to: wp-content/themes/. Just replace existing files and folders.
    Step 4: Lastly, update the included plugins. You will see a notification message letting you know the plugins have a new version and need to be updated.

    2. Update theme via WordPress
    Step 1: You need to deactivate the current Brook theme in Appearance > Themes section by simply activating a different theme. Once you activate a different theme, you can delete the Brook.

    Step 2 Retrieve the tm-Brook.zip file from your new Themeforest download. If you download All files & documentation, then you need to unzip the archive file you received, the tm-Brook.zip file will be inside of it.
    Step 3: Then simply upload and activate the tm-Brook.zip file in the Appearance > Themes section like you've done when installing theme.

    3. Update theme using Envato Toolkit
    Step 1 – You need to generate an API key to link your WordPress site to your ThemeForest account. Login to ThemeForest, go to your dashboard and click on “Settings.” The API Keys screen allows you to generate a free API key.

    Step 2 – Download Envato ToolKit, install and activate this plugin. A new menu item, “Envato Toolkit”, will appear in the admin sidebar. Click on the sidebar link and enter your marketplace username and secret API key. Click “Save Settings.” All of your theme purchases will now appear on this page after it refreshes.

    Step 3 – The plugin will now alert you to theme updates – so long as you check the toolkit settings regularly. Click on install automatically beside each of your themes to automatically update them. The toolkit settings page also allows you to install themes that you haven’t already uploaded to your site, delete ones you don’t use and view version details. You can also set up theme backups.

    Build Your Site

    WordPress Configuration


    You can adjust WordPress settings as follows:

    Step 1: You can set Site Title, Tagline in Settings > General.

    Step 2: You can set Blog pages show at most, Front Page displays in Settings > Reading.

    Step 3: You can set Discussion settings in Settings > Discussion.

    Step 4: You can set Image sizes in Settings > Media.

    We used the following sizes on our demo sites:
    Thumbnail size: 150 x 150
    Medium size: 300 x 300
    Large size: 1024 x 1024

    Step 5: You should ensure that a non-default permalink setting is selected, e.g. Day and name in Settings > Permalinks.

    Theme Options


    Brook comes with advanced settings 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 Brook 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 > Customize on admin sidebar to access the setting options. See below for screenshot of our Customize panel.

    Page

    Create A New Page


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

    Step 2: Enter a new name for your page, then find the Page Attributes box on right side to set your Parent or Template page.

    Use Visual Composer To Build Page


    Step 1: Choose Backend Editor or Frontend Editor to edit your page. Backend Editor gives you the backend interface while Frontend Editor gives you the user interface. Visual Composer works with both.

    Step 2: Choose Add Element to start adding our premade elements to your new page.

    Step 3: Choose elements you want to add to your new page in the element box and start editing them.


    Explore more about Visual Composer here.

    How To Change Page Title


    Step 1: Go to Pages > All Pages. Then point at the page you want to edit. You will see the Quick Edit option.

    Step 2: Edit the title as you want. Delete the current slug. Then hit Update. It will automatically generate new slug for your page.

    You can also edit some other options such as parent, template, status... If you want to edit more options, hit Edit instead of Quick Edit.

    Page Templete


    Brook provides a few Page Templates which support for specific needs of user. For example; you want a page without Header and Footer you can choose Blank Page. What you need to do it select it in Page section of WordPress admin.

    Blank Page: This is the Blank page template, when you use this, the header and footer will be removed.
    Coming Soon 01: Use pre-made coming soon template
    Maintenance: Use pre-made maintenance template
    One Page Scroll: Create beautiful full screen scrolling page



    • How To Select A Page Template

    Step 1: Create a new page or edit an existing one.

    Step 2: On the right side of the page, you'll find the Page Attributes box.

    Step 3: Under the Template option, choose your desired Page Template from the dropdown field. To learn more about what each page template is for, please refer to the section above.

    Step 4: Once finished, click Save Draft or Publish.

    To customize Coming Soon 01, Coming Soon 02, and Maintenance navigate to Appearance >> Customize>> Maintenance


    Select the Page Template and change the sections follow your demand.


    Set Up a One-page Site


    One-page site is a smart function that let the user show all of your site’s information into one page which split into multiple sections. If you want to know how One page Site works please take a look in Landing product demo Here.

    Step 1: Create a new page or edit an existing one.

    Step 2: Change to Classic Mode by clicking in Backend Editor

    Step 3: Click Add Element >> Choose Row


    Step 3: Click Edit this Row

    You now see a table like this

    Choose the type of Row Stretch you want and keep rolling down

    Step 4: Name the Row ID and click Save Change >> Publish or Update


    Step 5: Come to Appearance> Menus >> Create a new menu

    Step 6: Find Custom Links in the left column

    Step 7: Fill URL section by delete http:// and replace by #your row ID in step 4 >> Click Save Menu

    Step 8: Back to the page you established and roll down to Page Option >> Header

    Step 9: Change Primary Menu to the menu you create in step 5 and Enable One Page Menu

    Step 10: Click Update to finish

    Create a One Page Scroll


    Step 1: Page >> Add New

    Step 2: Change from Backend Editor >> Classic Mode

    Step 3: Find the Page Attributes box on right side to set your template to One Page Scroll

    Step 4: Choose Add Element >> Row

    Step 5: Click “ +” button to add element such as Revolution Slider 5, Portfolio feature

    Step 6: Hit Row Setting
    Step 7: In Row Stretch choose Stretch row and content (no paddings)

    Step 8: Scroll down to Height section choose Full Height Calculated.


    Step 9: Come to One Page sheet. You can choose the skin of pagination, and logo.

    Step 10: Hit Save Changes button. And Publish the page.

    Besides, you can change the Navigation Display and Scroll Effect in Page Option box below.

    Header Section


    • How to set the default Header Style?

    Step 1: Navigate to Appearance from your admin dashboard then click Customize
    Step 2: Find Header > General

    Step 3: Choose the Header style you want in Global Header section. There are 16 different header styles for you to select from.

    Now the chosen header style is set to be the default header of all pages. However, you can still a different header style for particular pages, blogs, products or portfolios by setting a style in each section.

    Note: If you have imported the demo, the header of the landing page is fixed in page settings (we will discuss this later on in the Page section). Therefore, if you want to try setting up the default header style, you would have to create a new page.

    Step 4: Click on Publish button to finish.



    • 1.1.2 How to customize the Header style?
    Step 1: Navigate to Appearance from your admin dashboard then click Customize. Next, hit Header. You can see a list of available header styles.

    Step 2: Double click on the header style you want to customize.

    Step 3: Set the configurations listed on the left sidebar.

    Note: If you have imported the demo, you will not be able to see the changes you made because the page already had a fixed header style. For your convenience, refer to the following list to find the corresponding header style of each page.

    'Header style 01' =>"Grid Blog"

    'Header style 02' =>"Grid Classic"

    'Header style 03' =>"Business"

    'Header style 04' =>"Masonry Gallery"

    'Header style 05' =>"Shop"

    'Header style 06' =>"Freelancer"

    'Header style 07' =>"Minimal Portfolio"

    'Header style 08' =>"Creative Portfolio"

    'Header style 09' =>"Indie Musician"

    'Header style 10' =>"Portfolio Fullscreen Slider - Left Vertical Header"

    'Header style 11' =>"Product Landing"

    'Header style 12' =>"Minimal Metro Grid"

    'Header style 13' =>"Onepage"

    'Header style 14' =>"Architecture"

    'Header style 15' =>"Portfolio Fullscreen Type Hover 02"

    'Header style 16' =>"Landing Page"

    Step 4: After customizing, do not forget to click Publish button to save your changes.

    List of 20 Header styles:


    Header style 01


    Header style 02


    Header style 03


    Header style 04


    Header style 05


    Header style 06


    Header style 07


    Header style 08


    Header style 09


    Header style 10


    Header style 11


    Header style 12


    Header style 13


    Header style 14


    Header style 15


    Header style 16





  • How to use the Sticky Header?


  • A sticky header has its position fixed at the top of your webpage even when users scroll down to navigate the page. This allows users to quickly access the menu from any section of the page.

    All you need is to hit Header Sticky then Header section.

    Now you can enable or disable the Sticky Header.

    In addition, you can also customize the height, padding top, padding bottom, color background, etc. of the Sticky Header.


    Topbar


  • How to set the default Top Bar?



  • Step 1: Similarly, first, you need to go to Appearance from your admin dashboard then click Customize.

    Step 2: Then hit Top Bar > General



    You can see there is only one of Top Bar. You can customize them by clicking on Top Bar button or Hire button.


    Step 3: Don’t forget to hit Publish before moving on.


  • How to customize the Top Bar Style?



  • Step 1: Navigate to Appearance >> Customize >> Top Bar

    Step 2: Choose the Top Bar style that you want to customize


    Step 3: Make all the necessary changes then hit Publish button to save your settings.

    Page Title Bar


  • How to choose the default Page Title Bar?


  • There are 5 Page Title Bar style for you to select from.

    Step 1: Navigate to Appearance >> Customize >> Page Title Bar

    Step 2: Choose General

    Now choose which Page Title Bar Style you want.

    Step 3: Click on Publish button to finish.

    For example: Search Heading

    This is how the text you enter in this section will display on the search result page.


    Similarly, you can also choose a different Page Title Bar style for particular pages, blog pages, product pages and portfolio pages.

    Note: If you have imported the demo, you won’t be able to customize the Page Title Bar in the landing page. Please create a new page if you would like to try to set a default page tittle bar style.



  • How to customize the Page Title Bar style?



  • Step 1: Navigate to Appearance from your admin dashboard then click Customize. Next, hit Page Title Bar. You can see a list of available Page Title Bar styles.

    Step 2: Double click on the Page Title Bar style you want to customize.



    Step 3: Customize each section of this style. You can change its color, background, padding, font, etc.



    Step 4: Hit Publish button to save the changes.

    List of 5 Page Title Bar

    Page Title Bar Style 01


    Page Title Bar Style 02


    Page Title Bar Style 03


    Page Title Bar Style 04


    Page Title Bar Style 05


  • Create A New Menu


  • Step 1 – Navigate to Apperance > Menus in your admin sidebar and click Create a new menu option.

    Step 2 – Give your menu a name, then hit Create Menu.

    Step 3 – Choose menu items you want to add from the left and hit Add to Menu.

    Then hit Save Menu

    Your new menu has been created:

  • How to Edit A Menu


  • Step 1 – Go to Appearance > Menus on admin sidebar. From dropdown list, select a menu to edit then hit Select.

    Step 2 – Rename menu name as you wish. If you want to add more menu items, choose them from the left and hit Add to menu.

    With each menu item, you can rename or drag to make it sub-menu.

    Remember to hit Save Menu when you finish editing.


  • How to create a Mega Menu



  • Step 1: Navigate to Mega Menu from the admin dashboard >> Add New Menu

    Step 2: Give your menu a name

    Step 3: Click Backend Editor button.

    Step 4: Hit Add Element >> Find Row

    Step 5: Choose the type of mega menu to be displayed by clicking on the second option of the top left section.

    Step 6: Click “+” button to choose the element you need.

    Here we have 5 tabs: Content, Structure, By Brook, WordPress Widgets, and Deprecated.

    To create a Mega Menu like shown in the demo, choose By Brook >> Widget Better Custom Menu.


    Fill in all fields of the Widget Better Custom Menu settings as belows:

    Widget title: Name the title

    Style: Choose a menu style

    Style: Choose a menu style

    Menu: Choose the menu you have created in Menus

    Extra Class name: (optional)

    Remember to hit Save Changes.

    Step 7: Click Publish to apply the settings.

    To add a new mega menu to your site, navigate to Appearance >> Menus then choose among available menus for a suitable place for your new mega menu:

    After successfully creating your mega menu, you’ll need to add it to the Menus.

    Step 8: Navigate to Appearance >>Menus

    Step 9: Click on Select a menu to edit then choose the menu you want to add into the mega menu.

    Step 10: Find the Mega Menus section

    Step 11:Mark the menu you want to show then hit “Add to Menu”. You can drag then drop them to make them follow your desired order of display. Remember to hit Save Menu to save all of your changes.

    Note: You cannot add more than 1 mega menu in the parent menu section.

    Slider

    Create A New Slider


    Step 1 – Navigate to Slider Revolution > New Slider.

    Step 2 – Enter a Slider Name (1) and Slider Alias (2), and click "Save Settings".



    Quick Note:

    • Before saving, you can select several of the slider's settings from this page. But choosing these settings are not required to officially create a new slider, as they can be adjusted afterward.
    • The slider's "Title" can be anything, but the "Alias" should not have any special characters or spaces (but dashes and underscores are ok).

    Step 3 – You'll now be redirected to the plugin's main admin page where you'll see your new slider listed.


    Hover to your new slider, a pen which means "Edit" will appear. Choose that to start building your slider.

    Edit Your Slider


    Step 1 – Go to Slider Revolution and hit the slider you want to edit.

    Step 2 – Choose Main/Background Image if you want to change it, then hit Media Library or Object Library depending on where you want to get your image.

    Navigate to other tabs: General Settings, Thumbnail, Slide Animation, Link & Seo, Slide Info, Nav. Overwrite to customize. You just have to follow those comprehensive instructions.

    To setting the Slider, please read more in Revolution Documentation.


    How to Add Slider in Page


    There are 2 ways for you to add Slider in Page

    Way 1: Create a new page >> WP Bakery Page Builder >> Plus button >> Choose Revolution Slider 5.

    Way 2: Find Sliders section in Page Options box.

    Revolution Slider: Choose the available slider you want.

    Slider Position: There are 2 positions: Above Header and Below Header.

    Portfolio

    How to Create Portfolio


    Step 1: Navigate to Portfolio >> Add New

    Step 2: Name the Porfolio

    Step 3: Add the content of porfolio you need in the box

    Step 4: Roll down to Page Options. You can customize all the sections here.

    Single Portfolio style : You can choose the suitable style for your porfolio

    Gallery: Add the image you want by clicking to Upload button.

    Video Url: in the case you want to add video in thís page, you fill the link of video in this section. (The video from youtube and Vimeo only).

    There are other section for example Awards, Team for you to use.

    You also can add Feature image by upload image in the right box of the screen.

    Step 5: Click Publish to save it.

    How to Customize The Default of Portfolio


    Step 1: Appearance >> Customize >> Porfolio

    Step 2: You can see Portfolio Archive and Portfolio Single. Choose what you want to customize and click in it.

    Step 3: Customize follow what you want.

    Step 4: Hit Publish.

    Widgets

    How to Create a Sidebar


    Step 1: Navigate to Insight Core>> Sidebars

    Step 2: Hit Add New Sidebar button.

    Step 3: Name the Sidebar

    Step 4: Hit agin to Add Sidebar

    How to Add Widget in Sidebar


    Step 1: Appearance >> Widgets. You can see all of the Sidebar here.

    Step 2:Choose the Widgets you want and drag it to the Sidebar you want or click on it to choose the Sidebar.

    In the case you want to delete its settings, drag it back.

    How to choose Sidebar for a group of Page


    Step 1: Appearance >> Customize >>Sidebar

    Step 2: Choose the Sidebar you need for each type of page.

    Important note:

    Sidebar 2 can only be used if sidebar 1 is selected.

    Sidebar position option will control the position of Sidebar 1. If Sidebar 2 is selected, it will display on the opposite side.

    Step 3: Hit Publish to save the setting.

    For individual page, you can choose the Sidebar in Page Option box.

    Blog

    Create A New Post


    Step 1 – Navigate to Posts > Add New in your WordPress admin sidebar.
    Step 2 – Create a title, and insert your post content in the editing field.
    Step 3 – For setting the type of your post, just choose from the Format field on the right sidebar.
    Step 4Add Categories from the right side. Categories is meta information you create for the post. Each category is a meta link that your viewer can click to view similar type of posts. To assign it to the post, check the box next to the Category name. You can also access and edit Categories from the Post sidebar item in your WordPress admin sidebar.
    Step 5Add Tags from the right side. Tags is meta information you create for the post. Each tag is a link that your viewer can click to view similar type of posts. Type the name of the tag in the field, separate multiple tags with commas. You can also access and edit Tags from the Post sidebar item in your WordPress admin sidebar.
    Step 6 – For a single image, click the first Featured Image Box, select an image and click the Set Featured Image button.
    Step 7 – Once you are finished, click Publish to save the post.
    Here is the screenshot that shows the various areas of the blog post page:

    Create a Category


    Step 1: Post >> Categories

    Step 2: Name the category and fill to other section below.

    Step 3: Hit Add New Category . Your new Category will aprear in the table of all category immediately.

    Similar to Category, you can create a new Tag in the same way.

    Create a Blog Archive Page


    Step 1: Come to Page >> Add New

    Step 2: Name the Page and change from Backend Editor to Classic Mode. Step 3: Choose Blog element.

    Step 4: Fill all the options in Blog Settings table, especially choose the Blog Style you want.

    Step 5: Hit Save Changes to finish.

    Step 6: Customize Page Options in WPBakery Page Builder.


    Step 7: Hit Publish to save your page.

    WooCommerce

    Set Up An Online Store


    In this section, you’ll learn to set up an online store with WooCommerce plugin
    Step 1 – Be sure that you’ve installed WooCommerce. Check the plugin section.

    If you haven’t install or activate WooCommerce, get back to Plugin Installation section.
    Step 2 – Configure general settings for your WooCommerce store such as currency, tax, checkout, shipping, etc. by navigating to WooCommerce > Settings

    Step 3 – To create new order: Hit Orders > Add Order.

    Step 4 – To create new Coupon: Hit Coupons >> Add Coupon.

    For more settings of WooCommerce, click here.

    Customize Your Online Store


    Navigate to Appearance > Customize > Shop. Here you will see three tabs: Shop Archive, Product Single, Cart page.

    FAQs

    What Are Common Installation Issues


    When you install Brook, you may encounter some problems. Check for clarifications here.

    How To Change Color


    First, you need to go to Appearance > Customize > Site. These are parts that have color options: Main Color, Link Color...

    How To Change Site Indentity


    Hit Apperance > Customize > Site Indentity.

    Edit the site title and hit Save & Publish.


    Hit Appearance > Customize > Logo. Here you can set your default and mobile logo.