1. Start
  2. Installation
  3. Basic Theme Options
  4. Top Navigation Configuration
  5. Page Options
  6. Dynamic Pages
  7. Dynamic Elements
  8. ShortCodes
  9. Sliders
  10. Portfolio
  11. Blog Posts
  12. Contact page
  13. Price Table
  14. F.A.Q
  15. Left Navigation
  16. Woocommerce
  17. Bbpress
  18. WPML Configuration
  19. Help Videos
  20. Sources and Credits

Novus - Responsive & Multipurpose WordPress Theme

Made with KODDE Framework & Visual Composer


Thank you for purchasing our theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to open a ticket via support forum . Thanks so much!

Installation


 

Installation With Dummy Data Method 1:
 
1. Unzip the downloaded file.
 
2. In the package you can see some folders, slider, documentation, Novus etc
 
3. Open Your FTP Client - Your host - Find wp-content/themes folder.
 
4. Find Themes Folder - Copy folder novus and paste in it.
 
5. Go to wordpress dashboard Appearance > Themes click on Activate link under Novus Banner
 
6. After that click on the Novus item menu that was showed in left bar.
 
7. You will see the Theme Options Panel with lot of options. If you want to create some pages like in our demo with content included please click on Import Dummy Data button.
You can import dummy data with images included or not by change the button under: "Import Dummy Data. Option: Do you want images?"
 
 
8. Watch the video for the installation 
 
 
 
Installation with Dummy Data Method 2
 
1. Unzip the downloaded package (if you have downloaded the mainpackage)
 
2. Zip again only the novus folder.
 
3. Go to wordpress dashboard Appearances > Themes > Click on Install
 
4. Click to upload
 
 
5. Select the zip novus you created and upload.
 
 
6. Go to Dashboard > Appearaces > Themes > Novus click on Activate
 
7. After that click on the Novus item menu that was showed in left bar.
 
8. You will see the Theme Options Panel with lot of options. If you want to create some pages like in our demo with content included please click on Import Dummy Data button.
You can import dummy data with images included or not by change the button under: "Import Dummy Data. Option: Do you want images?"
 
 

Logo

 
1. Go to Fortis 7-> Theme Options -> Logo
2. Upload a logo image, see the screenshot
 
 
 

Menu

 
1. You can manage menus at Appearance -> Menu
 
 
 
 
2. Type menu name and click "Create Menu" button
 
3. Assign "menu" at theme location.
 
 
4. You can create menus at left side of the panel and use drag and drop to sort theme at the right side.
 
5. After you finished create the menu items, click "Save Button"
 
6. You can also change the position of the menu at Theme Options -> Styling -> Header
 
 
7. Also you can change options like Navigation Color
 
Change the menu from sticky to normal one
 
Go to Theme Options > Sticky Menu swith on for the menu you see on preview and off for a normal menu
 
 
How to configure Mega Menu
 
 
Select the menu item you want to make as mega menu and activate the mega menu option
 
 
The first item after the the megamenu item will be recognized as mega menu columns the other items under it will be normal menu items.
 
 
 
 

Sidebars & Widgets Area

 
Widgets and sidebar can be accessed on Appearaces > Widgets
You can use predefined sidebars & widget area:
  • Sidebar Blog -> Sidebar that should appear in the blog page
  • Sidebar Pages -> Sidebar that should appear in all pages.
  • Sidebar Portfolio -> Sidebar that should appear in all portfolio pages.
  • Sidebar Woocommerce can be used for the shop sidebar
  • Sidebar Bbpress Sidebar can be used for forum sidebar
  • Top Header Left can be used for Top Navigation area if its activated on theme options
  • Top header Right can be used for Top Navigation area if its activated on theme options
  • Footer columns widget area
  • Copyright footer can change easily the copyright on footer
 
Create an unique sidebar/page/category:
 
1. Go to theme Options -> Sidebars
 
2. You can create an unique sidebar for a specific category or page.
 
3. If you want to add more click the + button.
 
4. If you want to remove one click the "cross" button
 
5. Select a PAGE that you want to have a individual sidebar. or Select a CATEGORY that you want to have a individual sidebar.
 
 
6. After you saved the changes go to "Appearaces > Widgets" look for the new widget area you created with the name you specified.
 
7. Add a widget in this new area and check the page you attached with this page. You will see the new sidebar created.
 
// Novus Widget Shortcode is a very functional, you can add any shortcode as a widget!!!
 
 

Footer

1. The first thing to do is to select the numbers of columns to use. Go to Theme Options -> Layout -> Select the number of columns.
 
 
2. After that you can see at Appearance -> Widgets that are created as much sidebars as columns you have selected.
 
3. Drag and drop the widget you want to use in the Footer Columns (widget area)
 
 
 
Footer Style:
1. Go to Theme Options -> Styling -> Footer
Footer Bg Color
Footer Copyright Bg Color
Footer Text Color
 
 
How to add the footer logo
 
1. Go to Appearances > Widgets
 
2. Drag and Drop Novus Footer Logo and Description widget on Footer 1 Columns
 
3. Type title the description :
 
4. In Footer 2 Columns we have added Recent Posts widget
 
5. Footer 3 Columns was set the Contact Info Widget
 
6. Footer 4 Columns we have added the Novus Social Widget.
 
 
 

Basic Theme Options


 

 

Import Dummy Data:

With the dummy data installation you can configure the theme as our demo page.
Select the type of dummy data installation with or without images
Go to Theme Options -> Click Dummy Data Import button, wait some seconds, and take a look to your website :)
 
 
 
Please keep in mind that the frontpage and the blog page need to be configured into the Theme Options and in the Permalinks > Reading need to be selected only the latest posts.
Select a page as Homepage:
1. After you have created a home page go to Theme Options -> Select FrontPage and select your page.
 
Select a page as Blog:
2. After you have created a blog page go to Theme Options -> Select Blog page and select your page.
 
 
 

Change Font Type:

1. Theme Options -> Styling -> Font Type
2. Select one of the google fonts listed below:
 
 

Change Colors or backgrounds at Styling

You can select a predefined skin or, you can edit the colors manually.
 
 
 

Style Dynamic Elements:

1.Theme Options -> Styling -> Dynamic Elements
This option help you to styling and customize your theme dynamic element
 
 
 

Layout Styles:

Go to Theme Options -> Layout
 
 
1. This options let you to set the page compatibility with mobile devices (Responsive or not)
 
2. Select mode that you want your page will look in a boxed version with the posibility to add background image or in a fullwidth .
 
3. Select the sidebar position on the single blog post.
 
4. Select blog page sidebar position (With this option you can set the sidebar position on blog page)
 
5. Select Blog Style Type. You can select Normal Style (http://fortis7.moutheme.com/?page_id=551),
Second Style (Find on preview page on Blog > Blog Second Style),
Grid (Find on preview page on Blog > Grid blog style)
Masonery(Find on preview page Blog > Masonery Blog Style)
 
6. Show Author Avatar on Posts ? See the image below:
 
 
7 - 8. Show sharing buttons on posts ? and Show meta tags on posts ? See the image below:
 
 
9 . Select bbpress sidebar position (Forum sidebar position if you installed bbpress plugin)
 
10. Footer number of columns (Specify the number columns for the footer)
 

Top Navigation Configuration

 
First you have to go to Theme Options > Header > Top Widgetized Area switch the button to yes.
 
After that go to Appearances > Widgets
 
Drag and Drop Novus Widget Top Info into Top Header Left area.
 
In the Top Header Left Area you can also add Language Selector widget that will be showed after the installation of wpml plugin.
 
In the Top Header Right Area we have added Social Widget
 
The social icons will be added into Theme Options.
 
Take a look to the screenshot below:
 
 

Page Options

 
 

Dynamic Pages, How to create pages with VISUAL COMPOSER


 

Visual Composer (How to create dynamic pages)

 

Dynamic Elements


 
All the elements below can be found on visual composer in Add element button.
 
 
If you click on Add Element you will see this window with all the elements
 
 
 

Shortcodes


 

1. Create a page at Pages -> New page
 
 
2. Add a name of the page, you can use this for the menu
 
 
 
3. To add Shortcodes:
 

 

 

See our shortcodes:

 

 
All these shortcodes can be generated through the button "T".
 
Some examples on how to use you will find one these links:
 
1. TypoGraphy, Hightlights, Blockqoute, Headers, Tooltip, Html Styles, Dropcap
 
2. Alerts
 
3. Lists
 
4. Price List
 
Keep in mind that these shortcodes are extras from the ones
you can find on Visual Composer. This unlimited options made the theme the most powerfull one ever created.
 
 

Sliders


 

Take a look to our sliders:
 
 
 
Add Slider to page:
 
1. Go to the created page:
 
2. Select the type of slider.
 
3. Select the layout of slider 
 
4. If you select LayerSlider, a new select field should appear with the sliders you have created.
 
For create sliders for Layerslider and Revolution you have to create into their respective panels
 

 

Configure LayerSlider Video Tutorial

 

 

Configure Revolution Slider Video Tutorial
 
 

Portfolio


 

1. To create a portfolio page, first go to Pages -> Add New Page
 
2. Insert the name of the page.
 
3. Go to Theme Options -> Portfolio
 
4. Add Meta Fields that you want to use to any portfolio page.
 
5. Select the categories for this portfolio page.
 
6. Select a Dynamic Template that you want to use at the bottom of this portfolio
 
7. Select the page that should be show this portfolio
 
8. Select the portolio number of columns
 
9. Portfolio single page type
 
10. Page Layout
 
11. You can add as much portfolio pages as you want.
 
 

Blog Posts


 

How to Configure blog:

 

1. Set the blog page go into Theme Options > Select Blog Page (Set the page that will be the blog page)
 
2. Go to Theme Options > Layout > Select the sidebar position on the single blog post (left, right sidebar)
 
3. Select blog page sidebar position (left, fullwidth, right sidebar position on main blog page)
 
4. Select Blog Style Type (Second style, Grid, Masonery see examples on our theme preview http://fortis7.moutheme.com)
 
5. You can also configure some options for example
Show Author Avatar on Posts ?, Show sharing buttons on posts ?, Show meta tags on posts ?.
This options was explained before in the Theme Options section too.
 
 
 
 

Blog Post Types:

 
 

Video Post Type:

1. Insert the video link as excerpt
 
2. At the right side select "Video" Type
 

Gallery Post Type:

1. Add Images or video as media.
 
2. At the right side select "Gallery" Type
 
 
 

Contact Page


 
How to create contact page like in our preview with visual composer: See the demo
 
1. Go to Theme Option > Contact
 
2. Fill the fields
-- Your email address (Add the email address that will recieve the emails sent with contact form)
 
-- Autoresponder Subject (The email subject that contact from will send to any user use it. Optional)
 
-- Autoresponder (The email content that contact from will send to any user use it. Optional)
 
-- Form Element Label (This element will add input fields that you will use for the contact forms)
Use "+" sign to add more fields Use "x" sign to remove the input fields.
 
3. After fill the fields Click on save.
 
4. Go and create a Page with and with visual composer add these elements
-- Google Map
-- Contact Form
-- Element Header
-- Text Block
 
5. Edit the Google Map to add the address in this format:
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=New+York,+NY,+United+States&hl=en&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=75.017851,122.783203&oq=new+york&hnear=New+York&t=m&z=11
 
6. Edit the Contact Form Element and add the Title, Description (Optional), Success Message, Submit Button Title
 
In the right side on the row you created add Element Header and Text Block the visual composer page have to look like:
 
8. Save changes
 
 

Price Table


The Price Table can be added with the page builder element and extensive one only with shortcode.
Let see the shortcode used for the Extended Price List:
 
[contentrow][price_table_1_container col="5" type="extended"][price_table_1 type="level-one" header_bool="no" footer_bool="no"][price_table_1_row type="None"]Users[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Voters & Votes[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Ideas[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Comments[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Moderation Tools[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Sign-in / singup options[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Widget Tracking[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Admin/Moderations[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Products[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Private Forums[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Semi-private forums[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Domain aliasing[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Photoshop[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]WordPress Users[/price_table_1_row][/price_table_1][price_table_1 type="level-one" header_bool="yes" title_bg="#2c2c2c" price_bg="#3a3a3a" header_title="Standard Plan" header_money="$9.99" period="per month" footer_bool="yes" footer_button_text="Sing Up Now" footer_link="#"][price_table_1_row type="None"]50[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Unlimited[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Unlimited[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]500[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Unlimited[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Not"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Unlimited[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Unlimited[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Unlimited[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]30 day trials[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Yes[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Not"][/price_table_1_row][/price_table_1][price_table_1 type="level-one" header_bool="yes" header_title="Premium Plan" header_money="$19.99" period="per month" footer_bool="yes" footer_button_text="Sign Up Now" footer_link="#"][price_table_1_row type="None"]200[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Unlimited[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]200[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Unlimited[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Not"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Unlimited[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Unlimited[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Included[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Not"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Yes[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Unlimited[/price_table_1_row][/price_table_1][price_table_1 type="level-max" header_bool="yes" title_bg="#f1663a" price_bg="#fcdbad" header_title="Best Plan" header_money="$39.9" period="per month" footer_bool="yes" footer_button_text="Sign Up Now" footer_link="#"][price_table_1_row type="None"]5000[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Unlimited[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Unlimited[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Unlimited[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Unlimited[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][/price_table_1][price_table_1 type="level-one" header_bool="yes" header_title="Super Plan" header_money="$300" period="life time" footer_bool="yes" footer_button_text="Sign Up Now" footer_link="#"][price_table_1_row type="None"]Unlimited[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Unlimited[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Unlimited[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="None"]Unlimited[/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][price_table_1_row type="Tick"][/price_table_1_row][/price_table_1] [/price_table_1_container][/contentrow]
 
Please try to use our Shortcode Generator "T" > click on Price List and customize your price list
 
 
 
 

F.A.Q


The F.A.Q was made with the visual composer. 

 

Left Navigation Page


 

How to create features overview page template

1. Create a page with name you want (Page Overview exapmle)

2. Edit page and on the right of page edit you will find an block page template

3.Select in the template section Left Navigation

4. Now go and create another page, edit it in the right block select Parent: Page Overview and Select Left Navigation too as Page Template.

5. Save the page, and create how parent pages you want.

6. Take a look to the Page Overview Page you have created you must see something like the video below:

 

 

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Watch the video on how to make a left navigation page template
 

How to use Woocomerce

 
Please take a look to our video tutorial:
 

Bbpress

 
Please take a look to this video tutorial :
 

Wpml Configuration

 
Please go to the Dashboard > Wpml > Languages and make this customization:
 

Help Videos


We have made 19 Videos To help you make your website and understand how we did our demo website.The Videos will show you step by step how we made our demo site. 

PLAYLIST:

How to install the novus wordpress theme

How to use Theme Options

Configure Widgets Footer & Sidebar

How to use Visual Composer with novus wordpress theme

Novus Wordpress theme how to configure blog pages and posts

How to config sliders in Novus

How to config portfolio page with Novus

How to config left navigation

How to configure FAQ

How to configure Testimonials

How to configure with shortcode Price List Shortcode

How to use typography shortcodes

Woocommerce Recent & Featured Products

 

 

 

Sources and Credits


 


Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this theme. As I said at the beginning, I'd be glad to help you if you have any questions relating to this theme. No guarantees, but I'll do my best to assist. If you have a more general question relating to the themes on ThemeForest, you might consider visiting the forums and asking your question in the "Item Discussion" section.

Moutheme