Effect WordPress Theme Setup Guide and Documentation


Before we start anything make sure take backup files and database of current state to prevent any problem in future we are not responsible for any damage you made later.

Minimum Requirement:

PHP Version 5+
MySQL Version 5.1+
WordPress 3.x or later
eCommerce Plugins Woocommerce


Download theme file from My Account – Download section https://www.insertcart.com/my-account/ (If you are having any problem in download then contact us) after download upload main theme your-theme-file-name.zip via FTP or WordPress upload. As ftp software you can use Filezila or any other ftp client. if you are upload via WordPress upload then navigate to:

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After login into website Dashboard > Appearance  > Theme > Add New > Upload Theme > Choose file > Install now.  After successful upload Activate the theme.

In any case if you get error like theme file or folder already exist then you need to remove previous version first.

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Please Note: You must disable any caching plugin (like: w3tc, wp super cache) while setup theme because result might have some delay or not visible.

Also for first time setup you should restore default theme option to prevent any error or wrong value saved on database.

To access Customizer navigate from top admin bar Or Just go to Dashboard > Appearance > Customize

Effect Theme Options

Some of option doesn’t work for Free Version of theme user you need to Pro Version of theme to work all these options upgrade here

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Question some times users asks?

Thumbnail or Features Image Size?
We have set features or thumbnail image size width 324px and height 240px, You can use this ratio as well. Also these is rule use large size image and you never gets any problem.
After that you should run Regenerate Thumbnail plugin for automatic fix size of image,
Image Size of slider?
For slider you should use proper width: 1060px and height:500px for better resolution.

Basic Settingsbasic-seetings-effect-1


  1. Upload Favicon icon of website image must in .ico or png format.
  2. Upload website logo keep ratio in 478px X 88px max.
  3. Header background color change.
  4. Show author profile below every posts and page you fill author details from Dashboard > Users > Your Profile > Bio. Fill you details here.
  5. Check the enable latest post.
  6. You can select a Category.
  7. Change number of of post show.
  8. Change background color of categories and breadcrumb strip line.
  9.  You can change text color of latest post.
  10. Change default thumb image.

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Social media icons allow you to put link to your social profile paste with http:// on their respective website and save options. Icons will be display on top navigation bar like shown in above Image .

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  1. Check the enable slider.
  2. Select and remove the Slider image.
  3. Enter the image title.
  4. Enter here any link you want.

Custom stylingEffect-custom-styling-1


Use custom styling to put CSS codes this allow you to save these code in on theme update. Don’t edit style.css use this area for styling.

Ads Management


We recently changed setting for ads management now you can use widget for those area for better result and more features.

This is for different area of advertisement within theme you can add Banner Ads, Text Ads, or HTML codes whatever you want. TEXT mode for html and codes and Use Visual mode for writing or copy paste.

Top box is use you header banner aside from logo or text ads like 728*90px

Second box use for advertisement in single post its will display ads just above every single post content.

Third box that will display ads on footer below navigation on Index Page and some other pages as well.

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  1. Social share button it allow you to directly share posts to social website visitor can also share them and show numbers of share it will display below every post.
  2. Check the box to show popular post with thumbnail in slidebar.
  3. You can change the number of popular post show the display.
  4. Responsive website design option only a premium features that allow user to view your website in mobile and tablets as well.
  5. Excerpt Length number of words display in post description on Index page and other archive pages. You can control it from here.
  6. Enable or disable home Icon from Main Navigation.
  7. Enable or disable footer widget area settings.
  8. Show or hide button continue reading button.
  9. You can change read more button.
  10. Write your text for continue reading button.
  11. you can change top menu background color change.
  12. you can change top menu hover color change.
  13. you can change top menu text color change.
  14. Main Navigation background color change.
  15. Main Navigation bottom border color change.
  16. Main navigation hover color change.
  17. Main navigation text color change.
  18. Change link color choosing link color will change all and every link color into posts and page even on whole website.
  19. This change link hover color.
  20. Change the slidebar widget heading background color.
  21. Change the next and previous post link background color.
  22. Bottom Pagination [1, 2, 3…] on Index and other archive pages change the current paged background.
  23. Change background of other pagination numbers.
  24. Change pagination text color.
  25. Change Footer Widget background color from this option.
  26. Change Footer text color from this option.
  27. You can show or hide, Date & Author stamp from thumbnail in index and other page.
  28. You cabn show or hide, categories button.
  29. Change the color categories background.
  30. Theme font color and size change.
  31. H1 heading font color change mainly post and page heading.
  32. Select Images for Website layout type.
  33. SEO and meta option put here google plus profile link.
  34. Bing site verification meta code.
  35. Google website verification code get from webmaster tool.
  36. Footer script put here any script like analytics or any other.
  37. Check Box to Enable or Disable Breadcrumbs from post and pages.
  38. Post meta data information below every post: Hide Tags.
  39. Show or hide comments.
  40. Show or hide categories.
  41. Show or hide author name and date.
  42. Next and previous post link in below every post.
  43. This option allow you to hide or show copyright text from footer.
  44. Put anything on copyright place.
  45. Save option.
  46. Restore default – Reset to default setting comes with theme.
How to Add a Logo?
Go to Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Site Logo, Title & Tagline.  
Images Thumbnail on post

If you like to display thumbnail or featured image on post then you can set it while creating or editing post just click on “Set Featured Image” from bottom right side

Read full tutorial here

Create and Add Menu

Before you create your menu for this theme, make sure your pages/sections have been created already. This way they will be available to be inserted into the menu.

Follow this steps to create a menu:

  • Go to Appearance> Menus in the main admin menu.
  • At first you will probably need to add a menu (create a menu), give it a name and click Save Menu.
  • The new menu will appear in a tab in this location. Click on this tab to begin adding menu items.
    Use the dialog boxes on the left hand side of the page to add items to your menu.
  • Select the master page you created as well as all of the sub sections or child pages and click “Add to Menu”.
  • Now you can drag the newly inserted menu item to their correct sequence and rename their titles if required.
  • After you have added and edited the menu items click Save Menu in the bottom of this area.
  • Adding the menu to the theme

Finally you will need to specify the location for this menu.  Select menu for Primary, Main or Footer menu and check box where you want to display it and click Save Menu.

Selection Post and Page Layout

You can select individual post or page layout style from any post while editing or creating new post, by selection style from right side as shown in picture

Selecting layout

If you want to change layout of whole website then go to Theme Options and change layout from there if you selected single post then it will not overwrite settings.