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AUTEUR - WordPress Theme for Authors and Writters

AUTEUR is a modern and beautifully crafted WordPress theme for book authors and writers. With full WooCommerce compatibility, tons of shortcodes and prebuild templates specifically created toward book authors, you can use easily this theme for presenting your book (actual books, ebooks, manuals, stories) and introducing authors – whatever kind of author you are, Auteur is the perfect package for you.

AUTEUR features 4+ completely different homepages, clean designed demo homepage templates for you to get started. This documentation just a glimpse of what you can achive by using the theme. And we are just getting started as our designers will continuously add more homepages and custom pages.

AUTEUR - WordPress Theme for Authors and Writters

In this documentation, you'll find information about installing the theme, setting it up properly on your domain and customizing it as per your need; which includes setting up different pages for the site and everything from scratch. No prior knowledge of design and coding is required.

You can follow different topics listed here and follow this step-by-step guide to setup your site with Auteur. We keep updating tutorial and Knowledge Base with vital tips (Kindly note, that we cannot provide the support until you specify your envato username by which you used to purchase the theme and Item Purchase Code).

We have prepared detailed user manual in order to ensure smooth and easy work with auteur. However, If you have any question that are beyond the scope of this documentation or difficulties with our theme – we will be there for you! Please feel free to contact us via our helpdesk or email and we will get back to you as soon as possible! Thank you so much for purchasing our theme!

We also offer Install Demo Data and site installation service for a nominal price of $20. Most theme installation and setup is done within 1 working day (http://g5plus.net/customize-services/#installdemodata)

Files Included

  • The theme zip file g5plus-auteur.zip (included WPBakery Page Builder and Revolution Slider plugins)
  • Child theme for easier customize in g5plus-auteur-child.zip
  • Document in Documentation-auteur.zip

Struct look like:

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Code navigation

Auteur includes 6 other folders. Please see explanation below for more details:

  • assets: Store less, js, resource default and another plugin for theme. Besides include file for demo data.
  • core: This folder store core file to add action for header, footer, woocommerce, function breadcrumb, filter for search.
  • inc: Store all functions
  • languages: Store .pot file for translate to another language
  • templates: Store templates for header, footer, archive, comments, breadcrumb.
  • woocommerce: Store template that override for woocommerce plugin

System Requires

Here, we outline all types of necessary information, and provide you with all the essential details you require for using Auteur theme. Auteur can only be used with WordPress and we presume that you already have WordPress installed and ready to go. Please ensure that you are running WordPress 3.9 or higher, PHP7.2 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.

Recommended PHP Configuration Limits

  • max_input_vars = 3000
  • memory_limit = 256M
  • max_execution_time = 300
  • max_input_time = 300
  • upload_max_filesize = 64M
  • post_max_size = 64M

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 our requires

Please consult Check System Status section to make sure your server is set up properly and the theme and content will be loaded correctly. Enough server configuration will also ensure fast speed and increase performance.

You can also consult Troubleshooting articles here for finding out a solution for your issue related to low PHP limits.

Download Auteur theme

Navigate to Themeforest account and access at Downloads page in the profile. You’ll see the Download button in front of Auteur theme. After you click it, you’ll get the options to download all files in zip-archive, licenses and purchase code, or installable pack only (We would recommend you to install all files of the theme).

dashboard

Please, unzip the archive on your computer. you’ll get the themeforest-17387412-auteur-wp-theme folder. All the information you may need is located in it.

Install Auteur theme

Install Auteur theme via WordPress

Step 1 - Login to your Wordpress Dashboard

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Login to your WordPress Dashboard


Step 2 - Go to Appearance → Themes. Click the Add New button or Add new theme link. (check screenshot below)

dashboard

Goto Appearance → Themes


add new

Click Add New


Step 3 - Click on the Upload Theme button. Locate g5plus-auteur.zip and click Install Now.

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Upload Auteur theme


install

Install Auteur theme


Step 4 - Click on the Activate button to activate auteur.

In cases where you uploaded the files with other FTP tools, open the Wordpress dashboard and navigate to Appearance → Themes. You can Activate auteur from the theme choices there.

manage

Activate Auteur theme


If you don’t like following through the above mentioned step-by-step or need more instructions, then let’s go to consult our video guide on How to install Auteur theme with all demo content via WordPress

Video guide on How to install Auteur theme via WordPress

Congratulations, you have now activated auteur! You can now proceed with Auteur's Plugin Installation.

Installation via FTP

You could consult our video guide on How to install an G5Theme item via FTP

Step 1 - Log into your Hosting server using an FTP client (like FileZilla or WinSCP).

Step 2 - Locate "g5plus-auteur.zip" that you found in your ThemeForest Package and unzip it somewhere on your hard drive. Once it is unzipped it will look like a folder named auteur with all theme files in it.

Step 3 - Locate your Wordpress installation and upload the theme directory auteur (you unzipped in the previous step) into ../wp-content/themes/ in your Wordpress installation.

Step 4 - Click on the Activate button to activate auteur. Congratulations, you have now activated auteur! You can now proceed with auteur's Plugin Installation.

Child Theme

A Child Theme is specifically for developers who are willing to make changes to the critical functions and codes (If you do not intend to go that far, you can ignore this chapter).

IMPORTANT : If you want to edit the templates and functions of a theme, we always advise you to incorporate or install Child Theme and make changes therein. To know more about the need and purpose of creating child theme, visit WordPress Codex on: codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes.

In the downloaded theme package, you will see materials required for Child Theme named g5plus-auteur-child.zip archive. You can install child theme in a similar way as you install main theme.

In the child theme, almost all files from main theme can be replaced. It doesn’t concern or affect only .php-files with templates and basic logics, but also .js and .css files from respective files and folders with images, icons etc,.If you are thinking about changing some functions of the theme or adding new ones, you have to create file functions.php in the g5plus-auteur-child folder, and add all requisite functions into it. If our WordPress theme has functions with such names, they will be replaced by yours, if not – your functions will complete the logics of our theme.

If you want to replace some functions from other files (except functions.php), we highly recommend you, NOT to copy-paste respective files into the child theme, but instead create the respective functions in functions.php in the child theme. This should be strictly implemented, so that while updating them, new functions from these files are available for use.

Install Auteur Required Plugins

All plugins required have been into your download package, so you only need to do is click on the "Begin installing plugins".

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Begin installing plugins


You should be navigated to the Install Required Plugin page, which shows reqquired plugins list, all you need is clicking on the checkbox beside "Plugin" label to select all plugins in the list, then choose "Install" from the drop-down list at the top and then click "Apply".

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Install all required plugins


The installing process status will be shown in your browser. It may takes a few minutes, so please be patient. After sucessfull, your screen like that

When the notice "All installations have been completed" appears, click on the "Return to Required Plugins Installer" link to turn back to the plugin list.

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Click on "Return to required plugin installer" link


Next, click on the box beside the Plugin label again to select all plugins and choose Activate this time as image below.

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Activate all required plugins

WPBakery Page Builder and Slider Revolution are LICENSED to be distributed with Auteur theme (Template Library is not included with this version of WPBakery Page Builder). So you DO NOT need to PURCHASE any separate license to activate them. We'll continue to provide updated and stable version of all required plugins for the life span of Auteur theme. You DO NOT need to purchase any supporting plugin which is part of the theme bundle.

Ignore the message activate plugin

Please sign-up and log-in to our support site to download the latest version of WPBakery Page Builder and Revolution Slider plugin throught this link

System Status

System Status help you get important information of Server and WordPress environment without having to check the system status on your server. Please check this page before contacting customer services and asking your server to change the status of the server as we recommended.

From admin dashboard, go to G5Plus Auteur → System

System Status

Check System Status


You could please consult our guide on How to increase the PHP limits here:http://support.g5plus.net/knowledge-base/system-required

One Click Install demo

With Auteur, you can build a fully functional website just by clicking a button and install our demo data or click Manually Setup section to build your website step by step. Your Auteur installation will be set up with what we have on our demo website, and you can use it as a template to develop your own website.

Go to G5Plus Auteur → Install Demo

Then choose option button to install demo as you want:

  • Only Setting: Click this button to install only demo settings
  • Install: Click this button to install all settings with demo data of Auteur

Import demo Content in One Click03

Choose option button to install


The process would be displayed on import status bars so you will know when it is finished and your data is ready.

Import Status Bars

Installation Process


You can create a custom URL structure for your permalinks and archives. Custom URL structures can improve the aesthetics, usability, and forward-compatibility of your links. You should ensure that a non-default permalink setting is selected, e.g. Month and name in Settings → Permalinks .Then select Post name and click Save Change

Setup Permalinks


DONE. Now, you can visit your website to view demo (Landing Page)

demo Homepage1

Landing Page

Please go through the Setup Homepage section to learn how to set Front Page and Posts page

Import demo Content via XML file

If you are new to WordPress and have problems with setting up the theme you might want to import the demo content file that comes with the Auteur. The following actions will import some dummy posts and pages from the live preview:

  • Go to menu ToolsImport
  • Select WordPress from the list

  • demo


  • If you haven't installed the WordPress import plugin, a popup window will appears and ask you to install it. Just click Install Now. When the installation progress is completed, click Activate Plugin & Run Importer. If you have installed this plugin, skip to next step.

  • demo


  • Click Browse and select demo-data.xml file from the download package
    (Example: demo Data on path: wp-content\plugins\auteur-framework\assests\data-demo\main)
  • demo


    demo


  • Click Upload file and import
  • demo


  • When you are asked to import author, you can create new author or import to existing author. You also should check the Download checkbox and import file attachments.

Display asked to import author, selected and continue

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Once the importing is complete:

  • Go to Settings -> Reading and set the front page to display a “front page” then select one of the demo homepages from the list (the demo homepage uses page "Home 1")
  • Go to Appearance -> Menu and set the menu to the “Main Navigation Menu” theme location
  • Go to the G5Plus Auteur -> Theme Options and upload/select your logo. Please consult below sections for more details on How to build your own site.
  • And that is pretty much it, shouldn't take more than a few minutes.

    After completing all above steps, open frontend link (Landing Page) to see your result

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    If you don't want to use the demo content pack, you can read the instructions on how to work with our theme built-in Page Builder below to make your own pages.

Creat a new page

WPBakery Page Builder is the most powerful and used WP pagebuilder and there is more than 1 million sites that are using that to create homepage. This plugin is included in Auteur theme by free to create advanced and complex homepage in simplest way ever has seen!

Now you can start fiddling with WPBakery Page Builder to build your home page with any design that you like and also you can read the WPBakery Page Builder documentation to learn how to use it HERE

Our theme includes several page templates to choose from, and you will need to choose the page template that suits your needs and create any number of pages with content. All of this is done in the pages section of your WordPress admin.

If you DID NOT One Click Install demo, you will need to MANUALLY CREATE your Home and other pages. Here’s how to build a new page:

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


Step 2 – Input a new name for your page, and click BACKEND EDITOR to build page by WPBakery Page Builder or click FRONTEND EDITOR to build page by WPBakery Page Builder on the frontend (make sure that you have installed WPBakery Page Builder plugin).


Step 3: Content for your page goes in the editing field, use the Visual or Text editor. With WPBakery Page Builder, page content is mainly built using Shortcodes, Template. See the Shortcodes and Templates section for how to use them. You can also use our demo content, see the corresponding section of this document for the demo code of each page.

  • Don't click BACKEND EDITOR: It means that you could input content to Classic Mode Area, then go to Step 4
  • Click BACKEND EDITOR: your screen could be like this


Step 4 – Setup values for Page Settings which will affect to this page only and override options set in the Preset (if this page apply any Preset) or Theme Options. With each page, Page Settings is first priority, next is Preset, then is Theme Options, any change in Page Settings just affect to this page, not entire website.

General Settings:


Menu Settings:

Any option that was set to be Default or was not customized means that it will use the value of equivalence option you have set in Preset (if this page apply any Preset) or Theme Options. Insert a different value to override the Preset/ Theme Option value.

You could consult our guide on How to use Preset for more details on How to apply Preset to a Page/Post

Step 5 – Set your Parent page (It’s usually set to No Parent).

Step 6 – Set featured image for your page (optional)

Step 7 - You can save draft/preview or publish this page and set it as your frontpage. You could consult Settings a static page as Home section.

Building OnePage

Home OnePage aims to focus the user's attention to the content that they want. When you choose an item on Main Menu of OnePage, it immediately navigates to the section that you've chosen.

If you want to build your Home OnePage please consult our guide below:

Step 1 - You just have to create a Menu with Links as items.

Step 2 - Go to your homepage, anywhere you want the menu item to navigate to section, please edit row by WPBakery Page Builder and type id on field: Row ID (make sure that the Row ID is the same as menu item URL)

Step 3 - After building content to your Homepage, scroll down to Page Settings area to choose style of page is OnePage

You could please consult our video guide on How to build OnePage (We use ORSON theme for example but this process is similar to the process of building OnePage on Auteur theme).

Video guide on How to build one page (Ex: ORSON Theme)

BUILD AN EXAMPLE HOMEPAGE

THIS IS STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO BUILD HOMEPAGE MANUALLY FOR Home App Presentation

Note: You need Wordpress, Auteur theme & all required plugins are already. Building other homepages process are similar.

I. OVERVIEW ELEMENTS AREA ON PAGE

Elements in Home App Presentation

II. BUILD HEADER AREA

You can setup options in Theme Options (which will affect to entire website) or create a new Preset and apply to any page. Please consult this video guide on How to build Header Area. This process is similar to building Header Area on Auteur theme.

The screenshot below is an header area:


1.1 Setting header

If you want apply this header to all your pages, setup by going to Theme Options → Header tab, In case you only want to apply this header for some pages/posts such as homepage, please create a new Preset then setup options for Header Area as your liking as below. (You can consult Preset Options section for more details in use Preset)

Header Options tab in Preset


1.2 Upload logo

Go to Theme Options → Logo tab, then change logo (please read detailed description below each item before upload):

Logo Options tab in Preset


1.3 Create menu

The menu is one of the most important elements of the site. It provides your visitors with the information about site structure. If your menu has well-thought and conveniently grouped elements, you visitors will be able to find the needed section easily. You can also consult Mega Menu section to build an attractive menu by your own.

Navigate to AppearanceMenus section to manage all menus on your site and do follow as below screenshot:

Appearance → Menus


In the Menu Settings section, click to Primary Menu to setup this menu to be the main site menu and is used almost in all header styles and menu locations.

If you want to extra more fields to add to your menu, you can click on Screen Options and select:

Extra fields to add to menu

Finally, don't forget to Save Menu after everything is set properly and check it on the site.


IMPORT SLIDER HOME PAGE

After setting up the homepage, you need to setup the slider for homepage to make it display the same as in live preview. The download package contains the exported slider (Revolution Slider) that can be used as your slider template. Please follow the steps below to import it to your shop:

  • Go to "Revolution Slider"
  • Click "Import Slider" button
  • When a popup appear, click "Browse" and select one of zip sliders(these files include in main file downloaded) file.
  • Click "Import Slider" button to start import the selected slider
  • Repeat the steps to import all

You could consult our video guide on How to Import Slider using Revolution Slider


Please note that these steps are to set up slider for homepage the same as in live demo. If you want to make your own slider, please follow the official Slider Revolution document.

Contact Form

Contact form 7 is used to create ‘easy to handle’ and ‘easy to customize’ forms. To get all forms, ‘Contact Form 7’ plugin must be installed and activated. You can add/edit/delete the contact form by following this documentation

You can do step by step as image below to build contact form:

Add New Contact Form

Go to Contact -> Add New


Go to 'Mail' tab then setup

You can visit Contact Form 7 Plugin to further details. Or copy and paste content to Form field like this:

Example Value Content for Contact Form

Manage all the Contact Forms

You can also add/edit/delete the contact form, in our demo data there are 4 pre-built forms:

Translate Theme

People all around the world use WordPress, around 44% of WordPress websites are written in a language other than English. We’re about to show you how to translate our themes. Using Make as an example, we’ll show you how to translate Auteur theme to Vietnamese, to be precise!

We will using Loco Translate plugin that provides in-browser editing of WordPress translation files.

  • 1. Install and activate LOCO Translate plugin.
  • 2. Create and update language files directly in your theme or plugin.
  • 3. Saving custom translations.

Please confsult our video guide on How to translate G5THEME Theme using LOCO Translate plugin, We have been use Mowasalat theme for example and the process of Auteur theme translation is similar to this.

Video guide on How to translate theme using LOCO plugin

You can consult our guide here: http://support.g5plus.net/knowledge-base/how-to-create-a-multilingual-wordpress-website/ for further details about how to create a multilingual site.

Setting a static page as Home

If you installed AUTEUR demo Data, you don’t need to create a new Home Page, you just need to choose from the list Home Pages that were automatically created from the demo content, following these steps:

  • Go to Settings → Reading.
  • From dropdown, select which page you want to set as "Front Page" and which page you want as “blog posts” page. Default Front Page is ‘Home’ and default posts page is ‘Blog’.
  • Click Save Changes

Save all your changes!

WordPress Settings

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 → Writing

 

Step 3 

If you installed AUTEUR Demo Data, you don’t need to create a new Home Page, you just need to choose from the list Home Pages that were automatically created from the demo content. You can select Front Page displays in Settings → Reading. Select A static page and Choose any homepage as you want from the dropdown for Front page

Click Save Changes

 

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 can set Permalink in Settings → Permalink


Step 7 – You can set Email settings in Settings → WP Mail SMTP

Using WP Mail SMTP Plugin to reconfigures the wp_mail() function to use SMTP instead of mail() and creates an options page that allows you to specify various options.

You can visit WP Mail SMTP Plugin to further details about this plugin and consult our guide to configure email: http://support.g5plus.net/knowledge-base/how-to-config-email-sent/.

Video guide on How To Configure Your Mail Client To Use GMail for Outgoing Mail Server


Page Settings

Page Settings is one of the Auteur's features that located within each page and post. Page Settings will only affect the individual page you change them on and overrides options set in the Theme Options and Preset (If this page/post applied any preset).

You could consult our guide on How G5Them Options work for more details about the relationship between Theme Options, Preset and Page Settings

PAGE SETTINGS IN PAGE

From WP-dashboard, navigate to Page → Add New.

Page Settings

Page Settings

Page Settings that located within each PAGE has 2 sections: General and Menu section.

General Option

Page Settings

General section

Menu Option

Page Settings

Menu section

Any option that was set to be Default or Customize Off means that it will use the value of equivalence option you have set in Preset (if this page apply any Preset) or Theme Options. Insert a different value to override the Preset/ Theme Option value.

Preset and Page Options will use the Theme Options value if left empty or if the value is default. They will override Theme Options if any other value is entered. This setup gives users maximum flexibility for setting a global theme option, then being able to override it on a page/post/shortcode basis


POST SETTINGS

From WP-dashboard, navigate to Post → Add New.

Post Settings

Post Settings that located within each POST has 4 section: General section, Related Posts section, Layout section and Menu section. 'Layout' and 'Menu' section are similar to 'General' and 'Menu' sections in the Page Setting in each page editor, and Post Settings in post editor have 2 more sections for post settings as below:

General

Post Settings

General section in the Post Settings

Related Posts

Post Settings

Related Posts section in the Post Settings

Any option that was set to be Default or Inhirit means that it will use the value of equivalence option you have set in Blog panel in Theme Options. Insert a different value to override the Theme Option value.

Preset Options

Preset are Options that were set beforehand to facilitate use, it will override settings in Theme Options on all pages/posts applyed it. auteur Demo Data also has many demo presets which lets you create WordPress pages very easily.

Video guide on How to use Preset

Preset Options

From WP-dashboard, navigate to A → Theme Options.

Goto Preset from dashboard

1. Manage all presets: From the interface of Theme Options, you can manage all presets list, choose a preset to edit/delete or preview it on the frontend

Manage all presets

add new preset

Create a new Preset

2. Preset Setting: Preset Setting in Theme Options is a option that you can choose a Preset to apply for each page type (404 page/blog/woocommerce)

Preset Setting in Theme Options

Apply Preset to Page/Post

When you create a new page/post or edit a page/post, you can choose a preset from drop-down list then apply the preset to the page/post. All settings in the preset will be applied for this page/post and override settings in Theme Options. You can also Edit or Add New Preset by click on buttons next to drop-down list.


From a page that has been applied a Preset on the frontend, you can edit the Preset by clicking to Edit Preset button


NOTE: Preset and Page Settings will use the Theme Options value if left empty or if the value is default. They will override Theme Options if any other value is entered. This setup gives users maximum flexibility for setting a global theme option, then being able to override it on a page/post/shortcode basis. You can consult our guide on How to use Preset for more informations.

You can set the following Options for the Preset you are currently editing:

Page Layout

This option is used for setting Page Layout in a Preset. It will overwrite Page Layout settings in Theme Options. Any option is set to "Default" which means they will take on the global options set in Auteur theme Options

Meta Options Page Layout

Page Layout Options for the Preset:

Attribute Description
Size Layout You can set layout: WWide, boxed, framed, bordered
Main Content
Content Full width Enable/Disable option that expand the content area to full width
Content Padding Set content padding
Sidebar layout Select widget area to display as sidebar
Mobile
Content Padding Mobile Set content top/bottom padding mobile. Do not include units (empty to set default)

Top Drawer

This option is used for setting Top Drawer in a Preset. It will overwrite Top Drawer settings in Theme Options. Any option is set to "Default" which means they will take on the global options set in Auteur theme Options

Top Drawer Options for the Preset:

Attribute Description
Top Drawer Mode Set type of top drawer: 'Hide', 'Show', 'Toggle'.
Content Block Select Content Block from list to use as a top drawer content.
Top Drawer Full width Set status: On if you want to expand the content area to full width.
Padding Set Padding space for top drawer included: padding-left, paaging-right, padding-top, padding-bottom.
Border bottom Set the border bottom mode: none, full, container
Mobile enable Set mobile enable:on, off

Top Bar

This option is used for setting Top Bar in a Preset. It will overwrite Top Bar settings in Theme Options. Any option is set to "Default" which means they will take on the global options set in Auteur theme Options

Meta Options Top Bar

Top Bar Options for the Preset:

Desktop
Top Bar Enable Enable/Disable Top Bar
Content Block Set type to use as a top bar content.
Top Bar Full Width Enable/Disable option that expand the content area to full width
Padding Set Padding space for website include: padding-left, paaging-right...
Border bottom Set the border bottom mode: none, full, container
Mobile
Mobile enable Set mobile enable:on, off

Header

By-default, Header is functioning from Theme Options for all pages. If you want a different header for a page, then you can setup "Header" in this preset and apply it to that specific page.

Header option is used for setting Header in a Preset. It will overwrite Header settings in Theme Options. Any option is set to Default which is the current header style of your Theme Option. So, if you want same header on all pages, then you don't need to select anything. If you want a different header for a specific page, then you can choose any other option as your wish.

Meta Options Header

Description of Header Options for this Preset

Attribute Description
Header Enable Set enable/disable of header
Header Responsive Breakpoint You can response with 3 screens of devide
Header Layout Set layout of header in Desktop
Customize Left/Right Select the items to be display on the Header Navigation Left/Right, items separator, space between them and you can add CSS if you want.
Header Full Width Set enable of full width header
Header Float Set enable float for header
Header Sticky Set sticky mode for header:on, off
Border bottom Select Header border bottom, include: None, Full Border, Container Border
Header padding Set Padding top/bottom for Header area. If selected default will take value in Theme Options
Navigation Style Select Navigation Style between 2 styles.
Navigation Spacing Set Navigation Spacing(px) by draging scroll bar .
Page Header Mobile
Header Mobile Layout Set layout fot header mobile.
Search Box Enable/Disable the search box in the mobile header
Header Float Turn On/Off this option if you want to enable/disable header float
Mobile Header Search Box Set visible for search box by turning on/off option.
Header mobile sticky Set sticky mode for mobile header.
Customize Add items, space between them and custom CSS (if you want)
Border bottom Set border bottom: Full, container, none.
Header padding Set header padding space

Page Title

This option is used for setting Page Title in a Preset. It will overwrite Page Title settings in Theme Options. Any option is set to "Default" which means they will take on the global options set in Auteur theme Options

Meta Options Page Title

You can set the following Page Title Options for the Preset you are currently editing:

Attribute Description
Page Title Enable Set visible for Page Title, turn Off this option if you want to disable page title
Content Block Set Content Block have been built for Page Title from list

Colors

This panel is used for setting Colors in a Preset. From here you can custom and change color options for each area on page (pages are applied this preset). You can custom and choose custom color skin to display here. Please consult Skin section for more details.

Meta Options Colors Setting

Color Options :

Attribute Description
General
Body Background Customize the body background color and media
Accent Color Customize color for Accent Area
Foreground Accent color Customize Foreground Accent color
Primary Color Specify the Primary Color
Content Skin Select the content color skin
Content Background color Select Background color
Header
Preset Skin Specify the header color between Light or Dark
Header Background Color Specify a custom header background color
Border Color Select the border color
Text Color Select the color for text in the header
Text Hover Color Specify the header text hover color
Sub Menu
Preset Skin Specify the header color between Light or Dark
Background Color Specify a custom background color for submenu
Text Color Select the color for text in the submenu
Text Hover Color Specify the header text hover color for submenu
Heading Color Specify the color for submenu heading color
Border Color Select the border color
Header Sticky
Preset Skin Specify the sticky header color between Light or Dark
Header Sticky Background Color Specify a custom background color for submenu
Text Color Select the color for text in the Header Sticky
Text Hover Color Specify the sticky header text hover color
Menu Customize Specify the color for text in menu customize of Header mobile
Header Mobile
Preset Skin Specify the mobile header color between Light or Dark
Header Mobile Background Color Specify a custom background color for submenu
Border Color Select the border color
Menu Specify color for the menu in Header mobile
Menu Customize Specify the color for text in menu customize of Header mobile

Using Preset to setup the full width Woocommerce shop page

Examples in this documentation just a glimpse of what you can achive by using renewal options in the Auteur theme. Let's discover auteur by your own!

Example using Preset to setup the full width Woocommerce shop page (as this site)

Step 1:  Create a new Preset named Shop then setup options for the Preset that will be applied for Woocommerce shop page.

8 separates of Preset options will be setup as below:


Preset Options

Preset Options

Preset Options

Preset Options

Preset Options

Preset Options

Preset Options

Preset Options


Step 2:  Apply the preset named Shop Preset for Woocommerce Product Listing in Theme Options.

Preset Options

Apply Preset to each page types in Theme Options


Do not forget to setup for Woocommerce elements in Theme Options (Please consult Woocommerce option in Theme Options) and main Woocommerce Settings. And the screenshot below is your result:

Preset Options

Woocommerce Shop Page fullwidth on the frontend


Note: As mentioned above, you can also apply Preset to each Page/Post if you want.

When you create a new page/post or edit a page/post, you can choose a preset from drop-down list then apply the preset to the page/post. All settings in the preset will be applied for this page/post (override settings in Theme Options).

Apply Preset to Page/Post


From a page that has been applied a Preset on the frontend, you can edit the Preset by clicking to Edit Preset button

Theme Options

Theme Options located in WP Dashboard → G5Plus Auteur → Theme Options includes all global options that affect your entire website. These options can be overwritten by setting options in Page Settings (or Preset) with any page custom Page Settings (or apply Preset).

By clicking on the Theme Options menu, you'll be able to change all settings that affect to entire your website.

Goto Theme Options from WP dashboard

Theme Options are logically organnized into tabs, each tab contains all the options for that specific area within your site.

17 tabs to setup in Theme Options

In ‘Theme Options’, there are 4 buttons namely - 'Save Options', 'Import/Export', 'Reset Section' and 'Reset Options'. After making all the changes in Theme Options, you can save everything by clicking on 'Save Options' button. In theme options, all options are in the form of tabs, viz; 'General', 'Header' etc. You can click on 'General' (or any other tab) and make changes therein. Now, if want to get back all default data of specific section i.e: 'General' (or any other section), then you should click on 'Reset Section'. Now, if you want to get back to default data/setting for all the Theme Options, then you need to click on 'Reset Options'.

With auteur, we integrated Preset to Theme Options, so you can also goto WP Dashboard → G5Plus Auteur → Theme Options to manage all Preset by create new or edit/preview/delete any preset from list.

Navigate to Preset Options

You could consult our guide on How to use Theme Options and How to use Preset for more detail about How to use Theme Options properly on your website.

We highly encourage you to explore the theme options and experimentwith what all the available options can do.

General

General tab is divided into a few sections. Asides from the Install demo Data section mentioned above, there are a few important sections for you to customize your layout.

Meta Options Page Layout

Page Layout Options:

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Attribute Description
Smooth scroll Set Smooth scroll status: on, off
Lazy Load Image Set Lazy Loadd Image status: on, off. If enabled, images will only be loaded when they come to view
Custom Scroll Set Custom Scroll status: on, off
Back to Top Set Back to Top status: on, off
RTL Mode Set RTL Mode status: on, off. For languages that read from right-to-left unlike English which is left-to-right, switch RTL smode, as long as you it's in your language and uses the correct locale.
Google Map API Key Input the Google Map API Key to display the map
Menu Transition Set status: Fade on, Fade off, Fade in Up, Fadein dowwn...
Social Meta Set Social Meta Tags status: on, off
Show Breadcrumb Set Show/Hide the Breadcrumb
Show Post Categories in Breadcrumb Set Show/Hide Post Categories in the breadcrumbs path.
Show Post Type Archives in Breadcrumb Set Show/Hide Post Type Archives in the breadcrumbs path.
Search Popup Set the Post Type For Ajax Search (post/page/product/portfolio) and the amount of Search Result
Maintenance Set Maintenance Mode: On(Custom Page), On(Status Page), Off
Page Transition Set Page Transition status: on, off
Custom Favicon Set Custom Favicon with each screen size
404 Page Set Content Block and content for 404 page

Page Layout

Layout Options has all options for setting site layout (pls read infomation below each option for more details)

Meta Options Page Layout

You can set the following Page Layout Options for the Preset you are currently editing:

Attribute Description
Site Layout You can select one of 4 layouts: Wide, boxed, framed, bordered
Main Content
Content Full width Enable/Disable option that expand the content area to full width
Sidebar layout Select widget area to display as sidebar
Sidebar Select sidebar to display or add new a sidebar
Sidebar width Set width for the page sidebar: small (1/4) or large (1/3)
Sidebar Sticky Set enable sidebar sticky for the page sidebar
Mobile
Sidebar Mobile Set enable sidebar on the mobile
Content Padding Mobile Set content top/bottom padding mobile. Do not include units (empty to set default)

Top Drawer

Top Drawer contains all options for setting Top Drawer area. In auteur demo Data, Top Drawer has been hiden by default and Top Drawer area have had any widget yet. So if you want to enable Top Drawer please read carefully infomation below each option for more details.

Description of Top Drawer Options

Attribute Description
Top Drawer Mode Set type of top drawer: 'Disable', 'Always Show', 'Toggle'. If selected default will take value in Theme Options
Content Block Set type to use as a top drawer content.
Top Drawer Full width Set Page Transition status: on, off
Padding Set Padding space for website include: padding-left, paaging-right...
Border bottom Set the border bottom mode: none, full, container
Mobile enable Set mobile enable:on, off

Top Bar

Top Bar contains all options for setting Top Bar area. You can use Content Block to display as Top Bar

Meta Options Top Bar

Descriptions of Top Bar Options:

Desktop
Top Bar Enable Enable/Disable Top Bar
Content Block Specify the content block to use as a top bar content on Desktop.
Mobile
Mobile enable Set mobile enable:on, off
Content Block Specify the content block to use as a top bar content on Mobile.

Page Title

Page Title has options for setting Page Title. You can select the Content Block to displays as a page title content.

Meta Options Page Title

You can set the following Page Title Options for the Preset you are currently editing:

Attribute Description
Show/Hide Page Title? Set visible of Page Title, if selected default will take value in Theme Options
Content Block Set Content Block have been built for Page Title from list

Typography

Typography allows users to specify font properties to display as body font, primary font, menu font... All fonts are managed in Fonts Management custom/upload fonts on website.

Theme Options Typography Setting

Attribute Description
General
Body font Included: Font Family(name of font), Font Size, Font Weight.
Primary font Included: Font Family(name of font)
Heading Font
H1 Font Specify the H1 font (Font family, Font size, Font Weight & Style)
H2 Font Specify the H2 font (Font family, Font size, Font Weight & Style)
H3 Font Specify the H3 font (Font family, Font size, Font Weight & Style)
Menu
Menu Font Specify Font Family(name of font), Font Size, Font Weight for the menu
Sub Menu Font Specify Font Family(name of font), Font Size, Font Weight for the sub menu
Mobile Font Specify the Font Family(name of font), Font Size, Font Weight for the menu on mobile

Colors

Color panel allows users to custom and change color options for each area on page. You can custom and choose custom color skin to display here. Please consult Skin Options section for more details.

Meta Options Colors Setting

You can set color for each area on page :

Attribute Description
General
Body Background Customize the body background color and media
Accent Color Customize color for Accent Area
Foreground Accent color Customize Foreground Accent color
Primary Color Specify the Primary Color
Content Skin Select the content color skin
Content Background color Select Background color
Header
Preset Skin Specify the header color between Light or Dark
Header Background Color Specify a custom header background color
Border Color Select the border color
Text Color Select the color for text in the header
Text Hover Color Specify the header text hover color
Sub Menu
Preset Skin Specify the header color between Light or Dark
Background Color Specify a custom background color for submenu
Text Color Select the color for text in the submenu
Text Hover Color Specify the header text hover color for submenu
Heading Color Specify the color for submenu heading color
Border Color Select the border color
Header Sticky
Preset Skin Specify the sticky header color between Light or Dark
Header Sticky Background Color Specify a custom background color for submenu
Text Color Select the color for text in the Header Sticky
Text Hover Color Specify the sticky header text hover color
Menu Customize Specify the color for text in menu customize of Header mobile
Header Mobile
Preset Skin Specify the mobile header color between Light or Dark
Header Mobile Background Color Specify a custom background color for submenu
Border Color Select the border color
Menu Specify color for the menu in Header mobile
Menu Customize Specify the color for text in menu customize of Header mobile
Page Title
Page Title Skin Select the Page Title color skin from skins list
Page Title Background Color Specify a custom Page Title background color

Connection

Connection contains all options that allows user to share on various social networks which automatically shows up under the content post, an important function that helps promoting your site. You can check the options to decide which network are allowed to share the content of your website on. You can also turn off all options if you don't want your content to be shared at all.

Meta Options Colors Setting

You can set connection for each area on page :

Attribute Description
Social Share
Social Share You can select active social share links and sort them
Social Network
Facebook You can add title, icon, link ad color for icon
Twitter You can add title, icon, link ad color for icon
And other similar social networks

Blog

Blog panel has all options to customize post layout, animation, advertisement... in Blog Listing, Search Listing, Single Blog.

Theme Options Colors Setting

Attribute Description
Blog Listing
Post Layout You can select post layout from 5 styles.
Post Image Size You can enter the image size of the posts that you want to display. Enter image size (Example: "thumbnail", "medium", "large", "full" or other sizes defined by theme). Alternatively enter size in pixels (Example: 200x100 (Width x Height)).
Category Filter Select how the Category Filter show (disable/left/center/right)
Enable Default Thumbnail Placeholder Enable/Disable the default thumbnail image. You can set default thumbnail for post that do not have featured image. Uploading the image to display as Default Thumbnail Image.
First Image as Post Thumbnail Turn On or Off the option to set the First Image as Post Thumbnail. Turn Off this options if any post have not thumbnail then theme will shows first content image as post thumbnail.
Post Per Page You can enter number of posts per page you want to display. It's 10 by default.
Post Paging You can select post paging mode here
Animation You can select post animation
Advertisement Manage advertisement in Blog listing
Search Listing
Post Layout You can select select post layout for Search Listing page
Post Image Size You can enter number of post image size. Enter image size (Example: "thumbnail", "medium", "large", "full" or other sizes defined by theme). Alternatively enter size in pixels (Example: 200x100 (Width x Height)).
Post Columns Gutter Specify your horizontal space between post as None/10px/20px/30px/50px/75px
Post Per Page You can enter number of posts per page you want to display. It's 10 by default.
Post Paging You can select post paging mode here
Animation You can select post animation for Search Listing
Post type for search Select Post Type for search is "Post" or "Page"
Single Blog
Post Layout You can select your post layout
Reading Process if you want to hide reading process on single blog, you can click "off"
Tags if you want to hide tags on single blog, you can click "Off"
Share if you want to hide share on single blog, you can click "Off"
Navigation If you want to hide share on single blog, you can click "Off"
Author Info if you want to hide Author info area on single blog, you can click "Off"
Related Post
Related Post If you want to hide share on single blog, you can click "off"
Related Post Algorithm You can select algorithm by different ways
Carousel Mode If you want to hide share on single blog, you can click "off"
Post per page You can select posts per page by entering th number of posts per page you want to display
Post Columns Gutter You can specify the horizontal space between post
Post Columns You can select Large Devices, Medium Devices, Small Devices, Extra Small Devices
Post Paging you can select your post paging mode
Amination you can select your post amination

Custom Post Type

This options section allows you to disable/enable the custom post type (Portfolio) used within the theme. If you’re hoping to use your WordPress.com site to show off your portfolio separate from your blog posts and pages, the Portfolio content type will let you manage all your portfolio projects in one place. It also gives you a number of different ways to display them on your site.


Attribute Description
Disable Custom Post Types You can disable the custom post type (Portfolio) used within the theme by checking the corresponding box.

When you do not check the box, it means that the custom post type named Portfolio is enable then you can see the Portfolio tab appears in the left menu of Theme Options. From here, you will be able to style appearance of the Portfolios (please read carefully infomation below each option for more details).

Portfolio tab in the Theme Options


Portfolio is built-in Auteur theme allows you to show off your portfolio separate from your blog posts and pages. The Portfolio post type will let you manage all your portfolio projects in one place. Portfoilo shortcode also gives you a number of different ways to display them on your site.

Add a new Portfolio

We can add a new Portfolio and setup how it displays on the front-end (this settings will override Portfolio settings in Theme Options). Similar to the way you add new blog posts, you can add a new project under Portfolio → Add New.

Add new Portfolio


The new Portfolio on the front-end


Manage all Portfolios

The screenshot below is all demo Portfolios in auteur demo data. Portfolio projects are ordered by the date they’re created, with the most recent project displayed first.You can manage all portfolios here by edit/delete or add a new galery.

Manage all portfolios


Portfolio shortcode

Portfolio shortcode is built-in Auteur theme that help you add any Portfolio to your page/post. Understanding how to create a portfolio is the first step — now, you have to figure out what to include and how to organize and describe your work for maximum impact.

Portfolio shorcode in WPBakery Page Builder


Woocommerce Options

This options section allows you to style the general appearance of the WooCommerce elements on the site (please read carefully infomation below each option for more details). The Woocommerce plugin is required to be installed and activated in order to be able to customize Woocommerce elements.

Woocommerce section in Theme Options


Attribute Description
General
Show Featured Label Show/Hide the Featured Label
Featured Label Text Enter the text to display in the product featured label
Show Sale Label Show/Hide the Sale Label
Sale Flash Mode Set the Sale Flash mode as 'text' or 'percent'. If you setup the Sale Fash mode as 'text', insert the text in the below field.
Show Sale Count Down Show/Hide the Sale Count Down
Show Add To Cart Button Show/Hide the 'Add To Cart' Button
Shop and Category Page
Layout Specify your product layout on the Shop and Category page by seclecting between 7 layout styles.
Product Columns Gutter Specify your horizontal space between product as 'None' '10px' '20px' or '30px'
Product Columns Specify your product columns on each device (>= 1200px/992px/768px and < 768px/576px)
Products Per Page Specify the products per page by entering the number of products per page you want to display.
Swatches Enable Enable Swatches on Shop and Category Page (include Shodecode)
Attributes to show Select Attributes list to show on Shop and Category page (Color or Size)
Product Paging Specify your product paging mode as 'Pagination', 'Ajax Pagination', 'Ajax - Next Prev', 'Ajax - Load More' or'Ajax - Infinite Scroll'
Animation Specify your product animation
Product Image Hover Effect Specify your product image hover effect as 'None' or 'Change Image' or 'Flip Back'
Shop Above Customize Customize the "Shop Above" area on the Desktop and mobile. Specify your shop filter columns on each device
Show Category Show/Hide the Category on the Shop page and Category page
Show Rating Show/Hide the Rating on the Shop page and Category page
Show Quick View Show/Hide the Quick View on the Shop page and Category page
Single Product
Layout Specify your product single layout by seclecting between 2 layout styles.
Swatches Enable Enable Swatches on Single Product Page
Product Related
Show Product related Show/Hide Product related
Related Products Algorithm Specify the algorithm of related products
Carousel Mode Turn On this option if you want to enable carousel mode
Product Columns Gutter Specify your horizontal space between product.
Product Columns Specify your related product columns on each device (>= 1200px/992px/768px and < 768px/576px)
Products Per Page Enter number of products per page you want to display on the Related Product area.
Animation Specify your product animation you want to display on the Related Product area in the single product page
Product Up Sells
Show Product Up Sells Show/Hide Product Up Sells
Product Columns Gutter Specify your horizontal space between product.
Product Columns Specify your product up sell columns on each device (>= 1200px/992px/768px and < 768px/576px)
Products Per Page Enter number of products up sell you want to display.
Animation Specify your product animation you want to display on the Product Up Sell area in the single product page
Cart Page
Show Product Cross Sells Show/Hide Product Cross Sells
Product Cross Sells Columns Gutter Specify your horizontal space between product on the Cart page
Product Cross Sells Columns Specify your product cross sells columns on each device (>= 1200px/992px/768px and < 768px/576px)
Cross Sells Products Per Page Enter number of products cross sells you per page want to display on the Cart page.
Animation Specify your product animation you want to display on the cart page
Shop page on the frontend

The Woocommerce Shop page on the frontend


Single Product page on the frontend

The Woocommerce Single Product page on the frontend


Woocommerce Cart Page on the frontend

The Woocommerce Cart Page on the frontend


Event Option

If you’re hoping to use your WordPress.com site to show off your portfolio separate from your blog posts and pages, the Portfolio content type will let you manage all your portfolio projects in one place. It also gives you a number of different ways to display them on your site. Portfolios section in the Theme Options allows you to style the general appearance of the Porfolio (please read carefully infomation below each option). You can consult Event for more details.

Portfolios section in Theme Options


Portfolio on the frontend

The Portfolio on the frontend


Preset Settings

Preset Settings allows users to choose preset setting apply for each page type

CSS & Javascript

CSS & JavaScript contains text fields in case you want to add new CSS class or JS to your website. Save your new CSS & Script by Save Options button. This will add/overwrite the theme CSS,JS, so please be careful!

Woocommerce Settings

AUTEUR is fully compatible with Woocommerce so you can start your online shop with it in a matter of minutes. All you need to do is install Woocommerce plugin, setup your products and start selling!

The screenshot below will show you how to setup to have Woocommerce products that display like in Auteur demo data.

Woocommerce General Display

Go to Appearance → Customize. Click on Woocommerce → Product Images tab. Then setup Product Images options.

Setup Product Image size

Please consult Woocommerce Documentation for further information in setting up products and Woocommerce shop by this plugin.

Products section on the left menu sidebar does not only include products management, but also Authors infomation:

Author section from backend


The Author on the frontend


Product Author shortcode could help you display the list of authors infomation in any page on the frontend

Products Author shortcode

Menu Settings

X-Menu

Setting up menus for Auteur theme is no different than ordinary menu setup in WordPress, however, we provide added a lot of options for customizing menus. We use XMENU per menu item that you can customize them to bring your menus to new level!

To configure settings for individual menu items or submenus, hover over the menu item you want to configure, and click the XMENU button that appears. The Menu Item Settings Panel will display from left.

X-Menu in Menus

These settings control a specific menu item, with options including:

  • General settings
  • Submenu (custom width, position, sub menu animation, sub menu transition)

Click the Save Changes button at the top to save settings for this specific item. To configure a Submenu, click on the parent item for that submenu and then click the Submenu tab on the right.

Attribute Description
General
URL URL go to when user click this menu item
Navigation Label Title of menu item
Title Attribute Title for tag of menu item
CSS Classes Add advanced custom CSS
Link Relationship (XFN) Value for attribute rel
Description Description of the menu item
Menu Featured Select style for the menu item
Icon Select icon for the menu item
Sub Menu
Sub Menu Width Set Sub Menu Width
Sub Menu Position Select Sub Menu Position
Sub Menu Transition Select Sub Menu Transition

Mega Menu

Mega Menu is one of the coolest features built-in Auteur theme, mega menu is a type of expandable menu in which many choices are displayed in a two-dimensional. You can use WPBakery Page Builder elements/templates and Auteur shortcodes to create new layout and save it as Mega Menu.

Video guide on How to use Mega Menu built-in Auteur theme


From WP dashboard, goto Mega Menu → You can manage all Mega Menus by clicking to edit/view/delete button. You can also add new a mega menu item.

All Mega Menus in demo Data

Mega Menus Management


Add New a Mega Menu

Add new mega menu


Use Mega Menu in Menu

From WP dashboard, goto Apperance → Menus

Go to Apperance → Menus


Select Mega Menu item to add to Menu


Config row / column

Content management is a breeze with Fortuna and it requires absolutely no coding skills. Using a highly customized version of the WPBakery Page Builder plugin the theme offers a user friendly Drag'n'Drop interface for easy page creation and editing. Follow these simple steps to create a Page with Auteur theme:

Step 1:Go to Pages → Add new in your Dashboard. Add a Title to your Page (top field).

Step 2:Switch to Backend Editor if you are currently under Classic Mode (button below Title field).

Step 3:Start adding page content by clicking on the Plus button or Add Element.

Add WPBakery Page Builder element


Step 4:The Add Element Popup appears, click on the first element in order to add a new Row to your page. A Row is a main building block of a page, you can split your Rows into Columns, place various elements into your rows, set Row Backgrounds, effects etc.

Add ROW element to your page


Step 5:Once you have the new Row added to your page you can split that Row into Columns in order to Achilles elements nicely in it. Once you split your Row into column you can start adding different Page Elements into your columns. If you want to edit your Row/Column Settings click on the small Pen icon (top right corner of the Row/Column). You can also Duplicate your Row with the Icon (duplicate icon) next to it or Remove the Row/Column with the icon to the right (trash bin icon).


Row Settings (General)

Click on the Edit Row button (Pen icon, top right of the Row). You will see the Row Settings Dialog popup.


Color Skin

Select skin for this row. These skins are created in Skins section from WP dashboard


Layout

Container Width - Define the width of the container. The container will full width by default

Content Width - Define the width of the content area.


Columns gap:

In order to control gaps between columns navigate to row parameter window and change column gap option - the gap will be introduced between all columns within this row. Default value of gap is set to 0.

Important: In case of mobile stacking gap will be introduced between stacked columns as well.

Full Height Row and Video Background:

Video guide on How to use Full Height Row and Video Background

Equal height:

In order to set columns within row to be equal height you must navigate to row parameter window and check Equal height option to be active. All columns within this row will have equal height and align to the longest column.

Content position:

In order to control vertical alignment of content within rows/columns navigate to row parameter window and select position of content - top, middle or bottom. By default value is set to "Default" meaning it will use Top or any other alternative if defined within your WP theme.

Parallax:

Video guide on Parallax

Show background overlay (Overlay Color)


Step 1: - Select Overlay Type

Step 2: - Click button to select color of background overlay

Step 3: - Set opacity for overlay (0 → 100)

Show background overlay (Overlay Image)


Step 1: - Select Overlay Type

Step 2: - Click button to select image or set background image from Design Options

Step 3: - Set opacity for overlay (0 → 100)

Row ID

Set ID of row (Note: make sure it is unique and valid according to w3c specification)

Row Settings (Design Options)

Video guide on How to setup Row

Managing Columns

Once you have the desired number of columns in a Row you can manage each Column's individual settings by clicking on the Toolbar icons of that specific Column. The Plus Icon adds an element to the top of the Column, the bottom Plus Icon adds an elemnt to the bottom of the Column. The Trash Bin icon remove the Column. Access the Column Settings by clicking on the Pen Icon.


Column Settings (General)

Access the Column Settings by clicking on the Pen Icon. The General tab provides with the option.

Color Skin: Select skin for this column. These skins are created in Skins section from WP dashboard

Extra class name: add CSS classes to your Column if you wish to access it via CSS (can pass more than one divided by a space).


Column Settings (Design Options)

Video guide on How to setup Row

Column Settings (Responsive Options)

Video guide on How to setup Column

Add / Edit Page Elements

Adding Page Elements to your Page is pretty straightforward. First you need to have created a new page, added a Row to it and defined your Row Columns (read more in the previous section).

Step 1:Click on one of the Plus Icon within the column you want to add a new element to.

Add New element by click on plus button

Step 2:The Page Elements dialog will appear, click on the element you want to add to your Column/Row.

G5Plus Auteur shortcodes


Step 3:The Element Settings Dialog of the Element you are adding appears. Customize your element anyway you want, then click Save.

Customize the element you chose


Step 4:Your element is now in the Column you added it to. Once you hover your newly added element you will see a small popup that let's you manage it. You can do the following with your elements:

Move - Drag your element via the Direction Icon to move it around within the Column,Row or Page.

Edit - Click on the Pen Icon to edit your Element's properties.

Clone - Click on the Copy Icon to duplicate your Element.

Delete - Click on the Trash Bin Icon to remove your Element.

Small popup on each element

Template Builder

G5Plus Template Builder is the newest feature on Auteur WordPress Theme. We have created and classed templates depending on their styles and purpose in order to give the user and smart interface to easily find the templates that fit their needs. By using templates you will be able to save tons of time in case you need to use the specific layout on and on - all you have to do is select the template you want and add to your page

You can consult our video guide on G5Plus Page Builder for more details

Video guide on How to use G5Plus Template Builder

Use Element Templates

We can use Element Templates that were saved in any post types that enable WPBakery Page Builder (ex: post/page)

Clicking Add Templates button in WPBakery Page Builder Editor will open panel with list of available templates and input field where you can enter name for your new template.

Default Templates tab is list of existing templates. When you want one of your existing templates to be appended to the current page, simply click that template's title. You can also see the template on the frontend before using by clicking on the left icon.

You can visit official WPBakery Page Builder documentation for further details.

Content Block

Content Block — is specific layout of content that will be saved, then you will be able to reuse it to display in Page Title area, Top Bar area, Top Drawer or Footer area (configure in Theme Options or Preset, and only Page Title area in Page Options). By using Content Block you will be able to save tons of time in case you need to create specific layout on and apply it to be Top Bar/Top Drawer or Page Title/Footer, you can also use Content Block for 404 Page.

You can consult our video guide on How to use Content Block in Auteur theme for more details (In this video we used Emo theme for example and it is similar to Auteur theme)

Video guide on How to use Content Block


All Content Block in demo Data

The screenshot below is all content block in auteur demo data. You can manage all your content block here by edit/delete/view.


Add New a Content Block


Use Content Block in Theme Options (similar to Preset)

Top Drawer Option


Top Bar Option


Page Title Option


Footer Option


Use Content Block in Page Setting


Use Content Block in 404 Page

Event

Create an events calendar and manage it with ease. The Events Calendar plugin includes in Auteur theme is one of the simpler, lightweight WordPress event management plugins that provides professional-level quality and useful features. The calendar and events interface is very easy to use and integrates seamlessly with the rest of your WordPress dashboard.

Add a new Event

You will be able to create and publish your first event in just a few minutes, then setup how it displays on the front-end (this settings will override Events settings in Theme Options). Similar to the way you add new blog posts, you can add a new project under Events → Add New.

Add new Events


The new Event on the front-end


Manage all Events

The screenshot below is all demo Events in auteur demo data. Events are ordered by the date they’re created, with the most recent project displayed first.You can manage all Events here by edit/delete or add a new event

Manage all Events


Events setting in Theme Options

We can setup Events's appearance to apply for all Events in Events section in Theme Options

Events in Theme Options


Events shortcode

Events shortcode is built-in Auteur theme that help you add any Events to your page/post. Understanding how to create a event is the first step — now, you have to figure out what to include and how to organize and describe your work for maximum impact.

Events shorcode in WPBakery Page Builder


You can consult The Events Calendar documenation here for more details

Skin Options

Skin Options builder is the easiest way to customize overall look of your WordPress theme if you do not have necessary programming skills or if you are looking for a quick modification option. We can also use built-in Skin Options to tweak each WP area such as Canvas Sidebar, Page Title or each row to make a perfect match with your corporate and brand identity. Using demo skins or create a new one and determine which parts you want to affect – With built in design options panel you can change visual appearance literally in seconds!

You can consult our video guide on How to use Skin Options for more details (In this video we used Emo theme for example and it is similar to Auteur theme).

Video guide on How to use Skin Options

Skin builder is the easiest way to customize overall look of your WordPress theme if you do not have necessary programming skills or if you are looking for a quick modification option.


Manage all Skins in Demo Data

The screenshot below is all Skins in auteur demo data. You can manage all skins here by edit/delete or add a new skin.


Use Skin Option in Theme Options

We can apply skins to WP areas in Colors panel in Theme Options


Use Color Skin in each row with WPBakery Page Builder

We can apply the color skin for each row in WPBakery Page Builder


Fonts Management

AUTEUR WordPress Theme includes over 800+ Google Fonts, Standard Fonts and Custom Fonts (upload by yourself) to make the web more beautiful, fast, and open through great typography.

You can consult our video guide on How to use Fonts Management for more details (In this video we used Emo theme for example and it is similar to Auteur theme).

Video guide on How to manage fonts built-in Auteur theme


All Fonts Managements in demo Data

Manage all fonts


Add New a Font Management in demo Data

Add Custom Fonts button

Upload Custom Fonts file

Note: Your custom font must be Webfont and upload file zip contains stylesheet.css and font files (accept: .woff, .eot, .svg, .ttf)

MailChimp Settings

Step 1After install all required plugins, "MailChimp for WP" will be added into the navigation menu on the sidebar. Go to MailChimp for WP → MailChimp Settings to setup:

Step 2 - To connect your MailChimp account you will need to enter your API keys into the necessary field. The plugin provides a convenient link, below the field, which will direct you to the API key in your MailChimp account. You must be logged in to your MailChimp account for the link to work as expected.

Step 3 - Once the API key is added and the changes saved, your list information will populate in the "MailChimp Data" area.

Step 4 - Forms Settings

Step 5 - Click MailChimp for WP → Forms, you can create and customize the HTML for the signup form to place within your Wordpress site.

Step 6 - Adjust messages shown when a form submission is complete as well as any error messaging.

Update theme/plugins to latest version

Update Auteur theme to latest version

To update theme to latest version:

Please consult and follow the step-by-step guide here to update theme to latest version http://support.g5plus.net/knowledge-base/how-to-update-to-latest-version/.

Update shortcode/framework plugins to latest version

To update shortcodes/framework plugins to latest version:

Please consult and follow the step-by-step guide here to update shortcode/framework plugins to latest version: http://support.g5plus.net/knowledge-base/how-to-update-shortcodeframework-plugins-to-latest-version/.

When update theme to version higher, you need to update this plugin to ensure that you don’t run into any compatibility issues with latest version of G5Theme.

Please sign-up and log-in to our support site to download the latest version of WPBakery Page Builder and Revolution Slider plugin throught this link: http://support.g5plus.net/knowledge-base/how-to-update-the-revolution-slider-plugin/

After you are done updating your theme and plugin please also perform the following steps:

  • Clear your Site & Browser Cache: Whenever you update ANY plugin, theme or WordPress you must clear your browser and site cache to help avoid any potential cache related bugs.
  • Updating WPBakery Page Builder: AFTER you update your theme please make sure to update your WPBakery Page Builder as well following the guide for updating the theme’s recommended plugins. If you update the theme and not the WPBakery Page Builder you may run into issues.

Thank you for purchasing our theme

We have prepared detailed user manual in order to ensure smooth and easy work with auteur. However, If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this documentation or have any troubles configuring your website applications with the above settings you can contact the G5Theme Support Team by signing up and submit a new topic. G5Them Support Team will be glad to assist you.

Please create topic here: http://support.g5plus.net. Thanks so much for purchasing auteur!