FAQ

General Questions

1. What’s installation common issues?

See here: Installation’s issues

 

2. How to improve my site loading speed?

We recommend using the WP Super Cache, W3 Total Cache plugins.

Excluding pages from the cache

If using caching plugins, make sure you exclude the following pages from the cache through their respective settings panels:

  • Cart
  • My Account
  • Checkout
  • Wishlist

These pages need to stay dynamic since they display information specific to the current customer.

 

3. How to update Visual Composer plugin?

Important! Before updating this plugin, you should delete this plugin in Plugins on admin sidebar

 

Step 1 –  Go Plugins >>

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Step 2 – Hit Deactivate >>  Delete

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Step 3 – Go Appearance >> Install Plugins on admin sidebar

Step 4 – Select WPBackery Visual Composer plugin

Step 5 – Hit Install >> Activate.

4. After activating the plugins, my site crashes

This is NOT our Theme’s issue, but a server configuration issue. If this ever happens it is most likely due to low PHP configurations on your server and it can be easily remedied by upping the values. Check out our Requirements for ThemeMove’s Items

5. How to change colors & fonts?

Change Colors

Using Hex Codes

Step 1 – Determine which color option you’d like to change

Step 2 – Click Select Color, then enter a specific Hex Code or drag the color picker around to generate a Hex Code for your chosen color.

Step 3 – Don’t forget to save your changes to apply them.

Using RGBA

Step 1 – Determine which color option you’d like to change

Step 2 – Generate an RGBA value using this tool. Must be in this format: RGBA(0, 0, 0, 0).

Step 3 – Click Select Color, and paste your RGBA value into the field. Notice how it will convert back to the hex code version of your selected color. Simply paste the RGBA value again to apply it.

Step 4 – Don’t forget to save your changes to apply them.

 Change Fonts

To change the theme’s default fonts, we highly recommend using the WP Google Fonts plugin, which allows you to easily take advantage of the scores of type options provided by Google Fonts. To see all of the font options provided, check out Google’s Font Directory.

To search for and install this plugin in WordPress:

  • On your WP Dashboard’s left-hand menu > Plugins > Add New
  • Search for the WP Google Fonts plugin > Install Now > Activate

Step by step

Step 1 – Select your font –  To begin, under the “Font 1” section, select your desired Google Font from the drop-down menu’s list.

Step 2 – Choose your font styles – “Font styles” refer to bold, italic, narrow, etc. stylings of your font. Some fonts offer more options than others. WordPress will be able to make your “normal” font look bolded or italicized, thought for the cleanest look, it’s recommended to choose one of the bold or italic options in the list that is specifically designed for your font.

Step 3 – Assigning your font – In a perfect world, you could simply check the box next to the various text elements that you’d like to apply the new font to. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always work the best. You’re very welcome to try, of course, however, we recommend using the 4th option instead (see Step 4).

Step 3 – Assigning your font with custom CSS – By using CSS code to target the specific theme fonts you’d like to change, we’re able to be much more precise and effective. Don’t know how to determine a text element’s exact CSS selector in order to target it? No worries! We’ve got you covered.

Select your theme’s “Targeting text elements” article, simply locate the text element you’d like to change the font of in the list, copy its code, and paste the code into the “Custom CSS” box of the font plugin.
Please be sure to replace the dummy “your-font-name-here” text with your desired font name
(Note: the ‘ ‘ characters wrapping the font name are important to keep!)

And, as always, if you don’t see the text element you need or if you are confused, please don’t hesitate to open up a new support ticket. We’re very happy to help!

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How To Change The Social Button

If you want to change the Social Button, so your visitors can directly go to your FaceBook, Twitter, etc. you should follow the instruction below:

Hit Apperance >> Menus

Sellect Social Profile Menu in Select box

Edit the URL inside each Social Button

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How To Change The Contact Information

Let’s show your customer your correct contact information in Polygon way:

Step 1: Hit Appearance >> Widget 

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Step 2: Change all the information in Top Left box

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How to Download PSD files?

You can get link download PSD files in “/tm-polygon/readme.txt” file.

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Why I Can’t Change Default Logo?

Move the mouse to Pages >> Edit Page >> Skin and choose Custom 
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 Currently, you are changing Custom in Skin as the above image.
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How To Update Visual Composer Plugin

Visual Composer is a premium plugin coming for free with the theme so we’ll make sure to always include the latest version of it when theme updates are released.

Recommend

We recommend not to upload Visual Composer plugin yourself, you may miss some features from the theme you’ve bought. In each theme’s update version we will include the latest version of each plugin.

It may take some days for Envato’s Reviewers to check and upload our update plugin on ThemeForest.

If you need plugins in a hurry, feel free to submit a support ticket here, our developer will give you a hand.


 

In case you want to upload plugin yourself

Step 1 –  From Plugins deactivate and delete the WPBakery Visual Composer plugin.

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Step 2 – Go to Plugins > Add New and Press Upload Plugin button

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Step 3 – Press Choose File button then Select the file, press Open and Press Install button

 

Step 4 – Activate the plugin

Your Visual Composer is now up to date

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How To Change The Logo Size

It’s very easy, you just need to go to Dashboard >> Appearance >> Customize >> Custom Code >> Custom CSS

Then, add this code to Custom Css:


.site-branding img {
 max-width: 200px! important;
 width: 200px! important;
}

Custom CSS

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Getting Started

Welcome to Polygon

Hi,

It’s awesome to know that you decided to purchase Polygon – The Powerful Multipurpose WordPress Theme. No doubts, you will join our happy customers team in seconds!
Don’t need to make any mistake here, because our detailed documentation will guide you. Please be sure to check out before getting started. We have outlined all kinds of necessary information and keep them easy-to-read-and-follow. Our themes are dedicated to WordPress platform, so we assume that you have already WordPress installed and ready to go.

 

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If you are unable to find your answer in this documentation, don’t be 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.

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Theme Requirements

To use Polygon, you must be running WordPress 3.1 or higher, PHP5.4 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 run 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.
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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 180
  • memory_limit 128M
  • post_max_size 32M
  • upload_max_filesize 32M

 

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WordPress Knowledge Base

To install Polygon – your powerful multipurpose WordPress theme, you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. If you need help installing WordPress, follow the instructions in WordPress Codex or you can watch our Instructional Video. Below are all the useful links for WordPress information:

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What’s Included

When you purchase Polygon from ThemeForest, you need to download the Polygon files from your ThemeForest account. Navigate to your downloads tab on ThemeForest and find Polygon. Click the download button to see the two options. The Main Files contain everything, the Installable WordPress File Only is just the installable WordPress theme file.

Downloads

 

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Polygon’s Support System

All of ThemeMove’s item 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 here http://themeforest.net/page/item_support_policy

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 customizations of your theme, we suggest enlisting the help of a developer.

How To Start Receiving Support

Step 1Click Here To Create An Account, you will need your ThemeForest Purchase Code 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 3Follow these steps before you submit a support ticket.

Step 4 – To create a new ticket, visit this page

 

See how to take your purchase code:

Hit Download Tab

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Hit License Certificate & Purchase Code 

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Before Submit Your Ticket

You should follow the steps below before submitting a new support ticket to help speed along your request. This is for your benefit and will help make the entire process more efficient. It’s very important.

Please Check The Following Before You Create A Ticket

  • Make sure you are running the latest version of Polygon and the latest version of WordPress.
  • Always check the Important Update Information first – at the bottom, you’ll find out the change log section.
  • Check our Documentation for the answer to your question.
  • Disable any additional 3rd party plugins you may be using to see if it fixes the issue.
  • If you cannot find the answer to your question, fill out this form and our support team will help.

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Installation

Theme Installation

Update: Click here to see the Video instruction.

After purchasing Polygon, please download the package from ThemeForest. All you need to do is moving your mouse over your login name in the right top corner – after you logging in ThemeForest, and then click Download. Here you will find all the items that you have purchased.

 

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

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In the package, you can find things like documentation, license, PSD files, zipped file with theme files and folder with theme files. Please unpack the whole package after downloading it from ThemeForest.


Install Theme via WordPress

Step 1 – Navigate to Appearance > Themes

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Step 2 – Click Add New then, click the Upload Theme Choose File 

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Step 3 – Navigate the .zip file on your computer and click “Install Now”

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Step 4 – Activate the newly installed theme by going to Appearance > Themes and clicking the Activate button.

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Step 5 – Want to have specific Polygon’s demo? Go to Setting > Reading  and feel free to choose


Install Theme via FTP

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

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

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

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Plugin Installation

After installing and activating Polygon, you will see the message “This theme requires the following plugins” at the top of the page

 

You should click Begin installing plugins link

  • ThemeMove Core – Core functions for Polygon – as other ThemeMove’s Themes
  • WPBakery Visual Composer – Drag and drop page builder for WordPress. Take full control over your WordPress site, build any layout you can imagine – no programming knowledge required.
  • ThemePunch Essential Grid – All-purpose Grid Building Solutions that allows you to display various content formats in a highly customizable grid
  • ThemePunch Slider Revolution – Responsive WordPress Slider Plugin that displays your content the 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 in no time.
  • WPBakery Templatera – Powerful template manager add-on for Visual Composer Page Builder plugin

Recommended plugins:

  • Testimonials by WooTheme –  a clean and easy-to-use testimonials management system for WordPress
  • Woo Commerce – a favorite eCommerce solution that gives you complete control to sell anything
  • Widget Logic –  lets you control the pages that the widget will appear on
  • Loco Translate – provides in-browser editing of PO files used for localizing WordPress plugins and themes
  • Contact Form 7 – Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible

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Plugin Configuration

Visual Composer

VCVisual 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.

After installing the Visual Composer please go to Visual Composer > General Settings and make sure to check the following checkboxes under Content Types: post, page, product, block, FAQ, member & portfolio. After making the changes please click Save Changes button.

 

Essential Grid 

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Essential Grid is an all-purpose grid building solution for WordPress that allows you to display various content formats in a highly customizable grid. Possible applications range from portfolios, blogs, galleries, WooCommerce shops, price tables, services, product sliders, testimonials and anything else you can imagine.

 

 

Revolution Slider

sliderSlider Revolution is an innovative, responsive WordPress Slider Plugin that displays your content the 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.

 

 

 

Templatera

templateraPowerful template manager for Visual Composer allows not only create, but also edit and control access level depending on user role and post types. Import/export templates in few clicks. Make use of brand new “Templatera” content element which allows you to integrate pre build template parts as an independent blocks. When you modify your template, at the very same moment “Templatera” block will be populated with new content automatically.

 

Testimonial by WooTheme

TestimonialA free plugin that helps you organize and display customer testimonials on your website. You can install it through your WordPress dashboard in Plugins > Add New.

After installing and activating the plugin, you will see a new menu in your WordPress dashboard called Testimonials.

 

 

 

WooCommerce

woocommerceAn open source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress.  WooCommerce quickly became famous for its simplicity to install and customization and being free in nature

 

 

 

Widget Logic

widget-logic-featuredAn added plugin feature that allows you to further customize your widgets in your sidebar by telling them to only appear on certain pages. You will see the “Widget Logic” box below any widget that you install in your sidebar

 

 

 

Loco Translate

loco The Loco Translate plugin provides in-browser editing of PO files used for localizing WordPress plugins and themes.

 

 

 

 

Contact Form 7

contact7Contact 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.

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Demo Installation

 

Then hit Import >> OK

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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 in Settings > Reading

 

Step 3 – You can select Front Page displays in Settings > Reading

 

Step 4 – You can set Discussion settings in Settings > Discussion

 

Step 5 – You can change 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 6 – You should ensure that a non-default permalink setting is selected, e.g. Month and name in Settings > Permalinks

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Theme Layout

 

Polygon has a range of layout’s types: Full width, boxed, left sidebar, right sidebar

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Theme Options

Polygon 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 Polygon 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 Customize on admin sidebar to access the setting options. See below for screenshots of our Customize panel.

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You can find Customize in Appearance on admin sidebar

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See more about Polygon Customize

 

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Menu Setup

Polygon provides the powerful and most advanced menu. There are 5 areas of the theme where you can assign a menu.

  • Main Menu
  • Sidebar Menu
  • Top Navigation
  • View Switcher – You can show WPML language switcher instead of view switcher menu.
  • Currency Switcher – You can show WPML currency switcher instead of currency switcher menu

Edit Menu

Step 1 – Please go Appearance > Menus on admin sidebar, click Create a new menu or select a menu

Step 2 – Give your menu a name

Step 3 – Choose menu you want to add from the left and hit Add New

Step 4 – Rename or re-arrange as you wish

Feel free to choose Primary Menu or Social Profile Menu or Top Menu 

Step 5 – Hit Save Menu and see the result

 

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One-page Setup

Create One-page Menu

Step 1 – Please go Appearance > Menus on admin sidebar, click Create a new menu or choose any menu from the left box and hit Select 

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Step 2 – Add Custom Links menu items. Type the anchor name of page section in the URL field. You can drag which menu to make it a sub item.

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Step 3 – Click Save Menu button after added the menu items

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Create One-page

You can choose One-page Homepage from Step 5 in demo’s installation 

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For creating a new page:

Step 1 – Please go Pages > Add New on admin sidebar

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Step 2 – Type the page title, choose Backend Editor or Frontend Editor as you wish. In this example, we show in backend Editor

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Step 3 – Add any element you want by clicking Add ElementAdd Text Block or Add Template. Here is the example of Add Element:

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With each element, you will learn to use. It’s very easy. If you have any help, don’t be hesitate to ask our support service

 

Step 4 – Click Publish button.

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Header Setup

You can configure header options in Appearance > Customize

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Polygon theme has several header types. You can select a header type

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Configuration Your Website

Create a New Menu

There are three menu locations to help you organize your website: Top Menu, Primary Menu and Social Profile Links. To create a new menu:

1.  Go to Appearance >> Menus >> Hit Create a new menu

menu  2.  Give your menu a name >> Hit Create Menu

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3. In Pages: Select pages, links or categories to add to your menu >> Hit Add to Menu

4. In Menu Settings >> Choose the Theme locations

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5. Hit Save Menu

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Create a New Page With Visual Composer

You can create pages for static content. To create a new page:

1. Go to Pages >> Hit Add New

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2. Enter Page Title

3. Hit the Backend Editor button to build the page via Visual Composer

4.  Choose the Page Layout: Full width, Content-Sidebar or Sidebar-Content

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5. Add content using Visual Composer

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Click for more details about this plugin

6. If you prefer FrontEnd Editor, feel free to hit FrontEnd Editor

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And follow the instruction in the clip here

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Create a New Slider With Slider Revolution

You are able to build modern & mobile-friendly presentations for your website in no time. It’s flexible with the powerful visual editor.
1. Go to Slider Revolution >> Hit New Slider
slider2. Give your slider a name and an alias; then fill the rest parameters up
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3. Customize your Slider as you wish

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4. Hit Save Settings

5. You will be redirected to the Slide Editor. Feel free to customize any elements you want.

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6. Hit Add Slide to get more slide

7. Hit Save Slide to save all of your works

Click here for more details about this plugin

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Create a New Project

With Polygon, you can create a new project with Projects by WooThemee  – a clean and easy-to-use portfolio showcase management system for WordPress. Load in your recent projects, and display them on a specified page using our template system, or via a shortcode, widget or template tag.

Please follow the instruction below:

1. Go to Projects >> Hit Add New button

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2. You can link to projects: Testimonial, Product, Client, URL and add Project Gallery, Project Cover Image

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3. Hit Publish to finish

 

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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

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If you haven’t install or activate WooCommerce, get back to Install Plugins Section

 

Step 2 – Configure general settings for your WooCommerce store such as currency, product image sizes, etc. by navigating to WooCommerce >> Settings

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

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

For more information about WooCommerce, click here

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Create Testimonials

You have worked hard to bring the satisfaction to your customers, why not brag about it?

In a smart way, include your customers’ praise in Testimonial section

Hit Testimonials >> Add New

And fill all the content inside

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Create a Form

You can easily create a contact form by using Contact Form 7

Click Contact >> Add New

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Then, create your contact form in your style & language.

After you create a form successfully, a shortcode will be generated, let’s copy this code and paste it into your page, post or widget content. Both HTML or Visual View are fine.

For more details, click here

 

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Setup Homepage

Go to  Settings >> Readings >> Select A static page >> Front page >> Choose  Homepage or any page you want.
Hit Save Changes

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Customize Polygon Theme

Appearance >> Themes >> Choose Polygon >> Hit Customize

  • Site
    • General
      • Skin
      • Breadcrumb
      • “Home” text
      • “You are here” text
      • Boxed mode
    • Layout
      • Site Layout
      • Archive Layout
      • Search Layout
    • Logo
      • Logo
      • Retina Logo
      • Spacing (Logo padding)
    • Favicon
      • Favicon.ico
      • Apple Touch Icon
    • Color
      • Primary color
      • Secondary color
      • Link setting  (color & color hover)
      • Breadcrumb Link Color  (color & color hover)
    • Style
      • Body (Font Family, Font Weight, Font Size, Letter Spacing, Font Color)
      • Heading (Font Family, Font Weight, Letter Spacing, Font Color)
    • Background
      • Background color
      • Background image
  • Top Area
    • Layout
    • Style
      • Icon (Font size, Icon color)
      • Text (Font Family, Font Weight, Font Size, Font Color)
      • Link (Font Family, Font Weight, Font Size, Link Color)
    • Spacing (Padding, Margin)
    • Border (Border width, Border style, Border color)
  • Header
    • Layout
      • Header Style
      • Search Box
      • Mini cart
    • Style
      • Header (Font Family, Font Weight, Font Size, Font Color)
      • Search icon (search icon color,
      • Mini cart (cart icon color, cart number color, mini cart pull right, cart background color)
    • Spacing (Padding, Margin)
    • Border (Border width, Border style, Border color)
    • Background
      • Header – background color
      • Mini cart – number background color
  • Button
    • Style
      • Font Family
      • Font Weight
      • Font Size
      • Link Color (color & color hover)
    • Spacing
      • Padding
      • Margin
    • Border
      • Border width
      • Border style
      • Border color
    • Background
      • Color
      • Color on Hover
  • Footer
    • Layout
      • Use footer
    • Style
      • Text
      • Link
      • Widget Title
    • Spacing
      • Padding
      • Margin
    • Border
      • Border width
      • Border style
      • Border color
    • Background
      • Color
      • Color on Hover
  • Copyright
    • Layout
      • Copyright
      • Social Menu
      • Left Text
      • Clear
      • Padding
    • Style
      • Text Color
      • Link Color
      • Background Color
      • Font Size of Social Menu
  • Page
    • Layout
    • Style
      • Title
    • Spacing
      • Title (Padding)
    • Background
      • Background color
      • Overlay color
      • Background image
  • Shop
    • Layout
      • Enable big title
      • Header text
      • Header description
    • Background
      • Title
      • Background color
      • Background image
  • Post
    • Layout
    • Style
      • Title
    • Spacing
      • Padding
    • Background
      • Title
      • Background color
      • Background image
  • WooCommerce
    • Layout
    • Color
  • Custom Code
    • Custom CSS
    • Custom JS
  • Site Identity
    • Site title
    • Tagline
    • Site icon
  • Import/Export
  • Menus
    • Layout
    • Style
    • Spacing
    • Background
    • Menu Location
    • Border
    • Custom Menu
    • Features
    • Footer
    • Header
    • main
    • My Awesome Menu
    • social
    • Social menu for contact form
    • Useful Link
      You can add more menu
  • Widgets
    • Footer 1 Widget Area
    • Footer 2 Widget Area
    • Footer 3 Widget Area
    • Footer 4 Widget Area
  • Static Front Page
    • Front Page Display
    • Front Page

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Mega Menu

Step 1: You can create new Mega Menu by clicking Mega Menu >> Add New

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Feel free to edit inside.

 

Step 2: Create Menu as the instruction in Menu Setup

Remember to hit Screen Option on the top right corner, then tick Mega Menus

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Update

Before Updating

Some important notices before updating:

We recommend you have a current backup of your site including wp-content folder, wp-config.php file and .htaccess file and a copy of  WordPress database. If you don’t know how to action, you can use several plugins such as UpDraft Plus and WordPress Backup Buddy. Moreover, you should backup ThemeMove’s theme options in Appearance >> Customize >> Import / Export

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Notice:

  • You should completely remove all previous Polygon Theme folder
  • You shouldn’t rename Polygon theme folder
  • You should reset browser cache, server cache, and plugin cache
  • You should update required and recommended plugins

 

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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. Please see the information below for how to download new files, and install it via WP or via FTP.


 

Download new theme files from ThemeForest

 

Step 1 – Log into your ThemeForest account and navigate to your downloads tab. Find the “Polygon” theme purchase.

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Step 2 – Click the Download button next to it and choose to download the Installable WordPress file only which is just the WordPress file, or choose the All files & documentation which is the entire package that contains everything.

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Step 3 – Then you need to decide if you want to install the update via FTP or via WordPress. Directions for both methods are below.


 

Update your theme via FTP

 

Step 1 – Go to wp-content >> themes location and backup your Polygon theme folder by saving it to your computer, or you can choose to simply delete it. Your content will not be lost.

 

Step 2 – Retrieve the tm-polygon.zip file from your new Themeforest download and extract the file to get the tm-polygon theme folder.

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Step 3 – Then simply drag and drop or hit Upload the new “Polygon” theme folder into wp-content > themes location. Choose to Replace the current one if you did not delete it

 

 

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. You should update the plugins. You can see Update Plugin for more details

 

Step 5 – Please go to Appearance >> Customize on admin sidebar and hit Save & Publish

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Update your theme via WordPress

 

Step 1 – You need to deactivate the current Polygon theme in Appearance >> Themes section by simply activating a different theme. Once you activate a different theme, you can delete the Polygon.

 

Step 2 – Retrieve the tm-Polygon.zip file from your new Themeforest download. If you downloaded the Polygon package from Themeforest, then you need to unzip the archive file you received, the tm-Polygon.zip will be inside of it

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Step 3 – Then simply upload the tm-Polygon.zip file in the Appearance >> Themes section. Click on the Add New >> Upload Theme tab at the top and choose to upload the zip file

 

Step 4 – Once it uploads, choose to Activate the theme

 

Step 5 – 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. You should update the plugins. You can see Update Plugin for more details.

Using Envato Toolkit

The Envato WordPress Toolkit plugin lets you view your ThemeForest purchases within the WordPress dashboard and select whether or not to receive updates.

Step 1 – You will 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 “My Settings.” The API Keys screen allows you to generate a free API key.

 

Step 2Download Envato ToolKit, install and activate this plugin. A new menu item, “Envato Toolkit”, will appear in the admin sidebar

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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.

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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.

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Important! Always Use a Child Theme

Updating your themes shouldn’t affect any customization to your website, so long as you’re using a child theme.

 

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