Voicer WordPress Theme

Premium WordPress Theme

  • Created: September 2019
  • By: Softali - Envato author Profile
  • Current theme version 1.3.2

Thank you for purchasing our theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to email us via our support forum Support. Thank you very much!

Lets take a closer look at the theme's structure

Installation

Before beginning the installation and configuring of your new theme, you must first have WordPress already installed on a server.

If you are struggling, here is a very detailed guide at Wordpress Codex that will walk you through every step.

Installing The Theme

Once you have setup a copy of WordPress, there are two ways you can go about installing the theme:

  1. FTP Upload

    Unzip the downloaded package and upload the theme directory /voicer/ into your WordPress themes directory /wp-content/themes/.

  2. WordPress Automatic Installation

    This is definitely the easier route for most. Simply navigate to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme. Click the 'browse' button and locate the still zipped theme folder. The theme will be uploaded and installed in a matter of seconds.

    Then you need to activate installed theme.

    Click Activate or go in admin left menu: Appearance -> Themes and activate Voicer

  3. Once you have installed and activated our theme you will be promted to install theme's plugins. Activation of them will be done automatically.

  4. Import Layout

    Import layout. Go in Appearance -> Voicer Import Demo. Import any layout

  5. NOTE! If you need to have the original theme's layout reset all data by using WP Reset plugin. Go in Tools -> WP Reset

Activation

Firstly, please, keep in mind that one license of our theme can be used on one domain only. If you need to move your license from one domain to another you should remove it from the old domain and write to us. We'll reset it.

Go in admin menu: Appearance -> Customize -> Voicer Activation Code

Enter your purchased code and press the Publish button

Update

  1. Backup all your themes files and database before any changes making

  2. Upload all files from our theme's folder to the theme's folder on your server

    This loading of files doesn't change your existing pages/posts/media files

    This loading of files doesn't effect on Custom css which can be written on your site in Appearance -> Customize

  3. If you haven't used Child theme and made changed directly in our theme's files you have to notice all of them.

    After uploading of files from our latest version you will have to add your changes again

    To detect and keep all your changes, compare them with a new code you can use any versions control software as GitHub or some svg systems.

    So, you will check all actions in theme's package

  4. The other step is to update the plugin Voicer Core

    Don't reinstall it (don't make deactivation and activation of the plugin)

  5. The latest version of the Voicer Core plugin is located in the theme's folder: \voicer\inc\libs\tgm-plugin-activation\plugins\theme-core.zip

    Copy this package to your computer and unzip it

  6. You will get the folder [theme-core] on your computer

    Upload all files from the folder to the folder of the Voicer Core plugin on your server

    This path is /wp-content/plugins/theme-core/

  7. Refresh a full browser cache by pressing twice Ctrl + F5

    Or check your site in some new browser/mobile device

HEADER: Blocks in Header

  1. Logo, Favicon - go in admin left menu: Appearance -> Customise -> Site Edentity -> Logo / Site Icon

  2. Top Menu - go in admin left menu: Appearance -> Menus -> choose Voicer Header Menu (Voicer Header Menu) and edit it following the standard WordPress procedure.

  3. Header Top Cart - go in admin left menu: Appearance -> Widgets -> Theme Header Cart, add/remove shotrcode: [theme_mini_cart]

Homepage

Go in Pages -> Voicer Home Page

Homepage demo html

Home page blocks

Advanced Main Slider

To edit/add the Advanced Slider: Images, Texts, Videos go in Appearance -> Pages

Press Backend editor (if it wasn't pressed before)

Add WP Bakery composer element: Voicer Advanced Slider

Keep attention to parameters which can be used in the Content for all Slides field.

  1. {slide}

    This term divides Main slider to separate slides

    If you have only one slide you don't have to write this term

  2. Only one of this terms should be used in one Slide

    {image} - if you need to add an Image write this term and add images in the field Images of element

    {video} - for video code, for example, in *.mp4 format. Write video code after the term

    {youtube} - for YouTube embedded code. Write a code after this term

    {vimeo} - for vimeo videos. Write a code after this term

  3. {text}

    Write each time this term even if there are no texts in a slide

Examples of composing of Advanced slider:

  1. Slider with 3 slides:
    1 slide with image without text
    2 slide with image and with text
    3 slide with image without text

    {image}{text}
    {slide}{image}{text}<h4>text</h4>
    {slide}{image}{text}

  2. Slider with 2 slides:
    1 slide with image and text
    2 slide with vimeo video

    {image}{text}
    {slide}
    {vimeo}<iframe class="embed-player slide-media" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/217885864?api=1&byline=0&portrait=0&title=0&background=1&mute=1&loop=1&autoplay=0&id=217885864" width="980" height="520" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe>
    {text}

Instagram

To add the block on page check if WPBakery composer is activated.

Add element from the tab Voicer Elements -> Voicer Instagram Widget

You can sorting your images either by user name account or by tag

Pages

All Pages

  1. Original demo pages code

  2. Pages Title block

    To disable pages Title block in some page open in admin the desired page

    • In Pages Attributes check that Template is set as Voicer Template

    • In the bottom part Page Format Options enable the option Not display title from admin field "Title"

  3. General recommendation about woking with pages

    • All pages are composed by using of WPBakery visual composer. You can open each element, change texts, images, backgrounds in it.

    • To edit some page go in admin: Pages.

      Press on a page title or press the Edit button

      We don't recommend to press the buttonEdit with WPBakery Page Builder. It works only when you create a page from the scratch fully by the Composer elements and no using of theme's developed elements and theme's css/html arrangement.
      There is an additional functionality is added to the Composer which works correctly on storefront. But it is not recognized by the Composer's admin decoration.

    • To work in easy visual mode with WPBakery Composer you should enable it by pressing Backend Editor button (if it wasn't enabled before).

      If you see Classic Mode button it means that Editor is activated

    • If Editor is activated you're able move blocks by their positioning

      You can change texts, add own image/replace existing images

      Also you can change/add background image and (or) background colors of blocks

    • Our theme has own html/css structure, so, in all blocks we reset default WPBakery grids structure by filling such term in the field:
      Clean Classes Box: clean

      If you need to use default stucture of composer blocks just remove this term here.
      But this can broke the theme's structure. So, we recommend to not use this term only if you create own blocks, not in theme's pre-made blocks.

    • Please keep attention!
      Our theme has specific blocks which have developed specifically for the best design look. Some css/html structure was developed to achieve such design. If you don't have enough css/html skills we recommend to not make changes in css of the blocks.
      And to not move them to other pages.
      The best way in such case - to change only, texts, images, backgrounds and other options which can't broke page structure.
      If some block is fully not match your site - just remove it fully. And create a new block by using Visual composer functionality.
      It is fully compatible with the theme. None of it functinality is changed in the theme
      About working with the Composer you can read in its default manuals.

    • Also please keep in mind that some of options as colors, fonts, backgrounds you can easy change in Appearance -> Customize

      All details here

Page: Projects

  1. Player

    About player arrangement, please, read PROJECTS PLAYER, item 3

  2. Gallery block

    Use WP Bakery composer element Voicer Gallery

    In the window keep attentions to fiels:

    • Gallery type - in this block the type "Tabbed Music Image grid" should be choosen

    • Images - independent field

      Upload as many images as you need. Keep attention to Images number.
      For example, in our demo page it's 15

    • Titles of Tabs - independent field

      You can add as many tabs as you need.
      Enter title for each tab (Note: divide links with linebreaks (Enter)). Tab "All" is added automatically

    • Binding image with tab

      This field is connected with the Images and Titles of Tabs fields

      Keep attention to this field

      Number of columns in this fiels has to be the same as the number of images uploading. In our case it is 15

      Numbers what you write in this field detect nuber of tab to which the correpsonding image will be attached

      In our example, we have 5 tabs. First tab is for all images, don't keep in mind it.

      Use only 4 tabs which are numbered as 1, 2, 3, 4

      So, for example, image with number 5 is attached to the tab with number 3. This tab is called in our example "Music Productions"

    • Titles of images grids, Artists names for music tracks, Urls of music tracks

      These fields are connected with Images number

Theme Custom Settings: COLORS, FONTS SIZES, GOOGLE FONTS

  1. Activate using of custom options

    Go in Appearance -> Customize -> Voicer General Settings -> Use of custom colors

  2. COLORS

    Go in Appearance -> Customize -> Theme colors, change them if you need and press Publish button

  3. FONTS SIZES

    Go in Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Fonts Sizes, change them if you need and press Publish button

  4. GOOGLE FONTS

    Go in Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Google Fonts, change them if you need and press Publish button

    If you need to change only one font you may left the other one as "-" symbol

Audio Players

Our Theme includes 3 pre-built Audio players based on Audio Waveform Player (extended lisense). It is responsive HTML5 based audio plugin. It creates waveform from audio track automatically and displays it as a seekbar. It support self hosted audio mp3 files and some other external music services like Soundcloud, Podcasts, Google Drive Storage etc…

Common shortcode view for all player types: [aw_player type="{home/popup/projects}"][playlist ...][/aw_player]. If you want to add more options for the player, you can find the Audio Waveform Player related Documentation in the folder documentation/awp-player.

Change/remove tracks information: title/artist:

  • Open a track in admin left menu: Media

  • Choose sorting type as Audio to display tracks only, click a track

  • In the opened window in right part with track options change parameters to yours

  • Finally check what settings are choosen in a player block

Type of player in shortcode:

  • 1) Home player

    Shortcode example for Home Page player (under Voicer Main Slider):

    Original demo code:

    These numbers are examples from demo. But you have to upload your own tracks. And you will see your numbers here.

    To change tracks in Homepage player to your own:

    1. Go in admin left menu: Pages -> Voicer Home Page

      1. Open Text block with player shortcode
      2. In the popup window press the button Visual (not Text view)
      3. In the visual mode click on player block and press the "pencil" button Edit.

    2. In the opened window press "Add to Audio Playlist". Example, track can be removed by clicking X

    3. Save whole page.
  • 2) popup player

    Type of the player view is set if clicked by grid located tracks in the Home page -> block Our Projects

    Original demo code:

    These numbers are examples from demo. But you have to upload your own tracks. And you will see your numbers here.

    To change tracks in Project player to your own:

    1. Go in admin left menu: Pages -> Home page, scroll to the block Our Projects

      1. Open Text block with player shortcode
      2. In the popup window press the button Visual (not Text view)
      3. In the visual mode click on player block and press the "pencil" button Edit.

    2. In the opened window press "Add to Audio Playlist". Example, track can be removed by clicking X

    3. Edit Gallery in the same way as tracks: click on it and press "pencils" button Edit. Add/remove images

    4. Save Text block and save whole page.
  • 3) projects player

    Type of the player view is set on Projects page, can be find in the admin page: Pages -> Projects

    Original demo code:

    These numbers are examples from demo. But you have to upload your own tracks. And you will see your numbers here.

    To change tracks in Project player to your own:

    1. Go in admin left menu: Pages -> Projects

      1. Open Text block with player shortcode
      2. In the popup window press the button Visual (not Text view)
      3. In the visual mode click on player block and press the "pencil" button Edit.

    2. In the opened window press "Add to Audio Playlist". Example, track can be removed by clicking X

    3. Edit Gallery in the same way as tracks: click on it and press "pencils" button Edit. Add/remove images

    4. Save Text block and save whole page.

Icons

Voicer WordPress Theme uses simply and flexible icon library Flaticon.

Icons are inserted in view of svg codes.

How to Add the New Icon(s)

Shortcode example: [voicer_icon icon="icon-facebook-logo" link="www.facebook.com" class="hovicon"]

Shortcode parameters:

Full list of icon types you can find here - MAIN ICONS LIST

  1. link - not required parameter. If you add it you will see icon wrapper in view of <a href="your_link"><svg class="icon icon-"....>..</svg></a>

  2. class - not required parameter. If you add only it and no link you will see an icon in div wrapper

  3. name - not required parameter. Attribute "title" if icon wrapper is link.

  4. target - not required parameter. Attribute "target" if icon wrapper is link.

    For example, target="blank" will be trasformed as target="_blank"

Examples of possible icons view:

Forms Arrangement

After some layout installed you can edit all original forms in the admin left menu: Contact -> Contact Forms

Here you can change parameters to yours

  1. In the theme we use plugin Contact Form 7

    If you have any not clear moments about forms work and parameters in them you should read the official manuals of the plugin.

    There are no changes of the core plugin functionality in our theme.

    Pay attention to form configuration

    • Open some form in admin: Contact -> Contact Forms, tab Mail -> Message body

      The code in it outputs a mail which will be seen to your after client writes something

    • For example we have such code:
      From: [your-name]-[your-email],
      Message Body:
      [your-message]

      There are 3 variables: your-name, your-email, your-message

      Each of them has to be placed in the code of corresponding form

    • So, open tab Form and insert each of variable

    • You can use more variables, create more form fields and write them in the Message body for your convenience

  2. To use captcha functionality in your forms we recommend such plugin - Really Simple CAPTCHA
    It is developed by the same developers as forms plugin which we use for our forms (Contact form 7). So, it can be easy to integrated in each form.

    The plugin requires SSL management on your site. To do this you can use such plugin - Really Simple SSL

  3. Booking form

    Original code for the form

    Original code for the form with using captcha

  4. Newsletter form

    Original code for the form

    Original code for the form with using captcha

  5. Contact Us form

    Original code for the form

    Original code for the form with using captcha

Google Maps

Map on "Our Contacts" page

Open Pages -> Our Contacts page.

Press Backend editor button if it wasn't pressed. Open VC element and make own changes

Translation

Recommended plugins

There are two plugins which can help you with fast translation of our theme. We've checked and used them on our demo.

  1. Polylang

    This plugin is used to translate theme's pages, posts, widgets,some strings

  2. Loco Translate

    This plugin is useful to translate local constants which are located in the theme's folder: languages/voicer.pot file

    You can use either this plugin or Poedit program.
    We recommends Loco Translate plugin because it allows to make translation and save them in admin interface. Without local opening of the file.

    Poedit is a common program which you can use to translate the theme. It’s available for free on poedit.net. After you have installed Poedit, you can open it and select File > New Catalog from POT file. Then select the .pot file from the theme you wish to translate which you can find in the /languages/ folder of theme. Then go through every line of text and translate it to your native language. Afterwards you can save the catalog with your language code (for example es_ES.po). Normally Poedit automatically creates the .mo file and saves it, too. The last step you have to do is to upload your created language files to the language folder of your theme using FTP.

Examples

  1. Forms

    You have to create each form for each language. Go in admin: Contact -> Contact Forms. Create the new form, translate all texts and copy the shortcode of the corresponding form.

    For each page you have to create separate pages. So, go to the page with new language and insert the copied shortcode.

JavaScript

Custom JS file is located at theme's js folder. All external JS plugins are located at js/vendor folder.

If you need more information about external plugins, please visit plugins official sites.

HTML Structure

The body part of the HTML file is divided in three main sections: header, content and footer.

HEADER



Header HTML structure:

	
   
	


Header Navigation

Default menu HTML structure:


Navigation menu in resolution more than 1199px looks like horizontal navbar. And navigation menu is collapsed for smaller viewports:




Content

Content HTML structure:

	
	

Section Titte

Section Content
....

Section Tilte

Section Content


FOOTER

Footer toggle HTML structure:

	
	
	


Grid System

Bootstrap's grid system allows up to 12 columns across the page.

If you do not want to use all 12 column individually, you can group the columns together to create wider columns:

span 1 span 1 span 1 span 1 span 1 span 1 span 1 span 1 span 1 span 1 span 1 span 1
 span 4  span 4  span 4
span 4 span 8
span 6 span 6
span 12

Bootstrap's grid system is responsive, and the columns will re-arrange depending on the screen size: On a big screen it might look better with the content organized in three columns, but on a small screen it would be better if the content items were stacked on top of each other.


Grid System Rules

Some Bootstrap 4 grid system rules:

  • Rows must be placed within a .container (fixed-width) or .container-fluid (full-width) for proper alignment and padding
  • Use rows to create horizontal groups of columns
  • Content should be placed within columns, and only columns may be immediate children of rows
  • Predefined classes like .row and .col-sm-4 are available for quickly making grid layouts
  • Columns create gutters (gaps between column content) via padding. That padding is offset in rows for the first and last column via negative margin on .rows
  • Grid columns are created by specifying the number of 12 available columns you wish to span. For example, three equal columns would use three .col-sm-4
  • Column widths are in percentage, so they are always fluid and sized relative to their parent element
  • The biggest difference between Bootstrap 3 and Bootstrap 4 is that Bootstrap 4 now uses flexbox, instead of floats. One big advantage with flexbox is that grid columns without a specified width will automatically layout as equal width columns. Example: Three elements with .col-sm will each automatically be 33.33% wide from the small breakpoint and up. Tip: If you want to learn more about Flexbox, you can read our CSS Flexbox Tutorial

Basic Structure of a Bootstrap 4 Grid

The following is a basic structure of a Bootstrap 4 grid:


Read more about bootstrap 4 grid here: https://www.w3schools.com/bootstrap4/bootstrap_grid_system.asp

Short Examples

  1. Example 01: Add Home page player with own tracks on clean page

    • Upload all your tracks in admin: Media

    • Create clean page in admin left menu: Pages
    • Press Text button and add demo shortcode from home player, item 1 like this

    • In this Text element press Visual button, hover on player and press Edit button

    • Choose tracks, arrange player settings

    • Test page on our demo first added track: Test Home page Player

Sources and Credits

We have used the following files as listed.


Once again, thank you for purchasing this Theme. As mentioned at the beginning of this documentation, we would be glad to help you if you have any questions related to this Theme. For more general question related to this Theme on ThemeForest, you might consider visiting the forums and asking your question in the "Item Discussion" section.

If you are satisfied with Voicer WordPress Template please go to your downloads section on ThemeForest.net and rate Voicer WordPress Theme with 5 stars.
Otherwise, SEND A EMAIL and I will try to find nice and easy solution for you :)

Hope that you will enjoy in Voicer WordPress Template as much as I've enjoyed designing this template.

Kind Regards,
softali

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