Overmax theme documentation


To make your experience pleasant, we've added as much info as needed in this documentation. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this documentation, please acces our Support Center
Also, feel free to suggest any new features you may want in this theme and we will consider adding it for the next theme updates. Once you have purchased this theme you would have full access to all upcoming theme updates.

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Tiguan

Documentation is related to this particular theme and explains how to setup and use most of its specific options and features. If you are not familiar with using WordPress itself, we would like to provide some resources intended for users who are new to WordPress but it may also be useful for the more experienced users.

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Here we will present you the recommended configuration under which the Overmax theme would work perfectly. Those are not absolute values, the theme performance depends on many factors like the host performance, server configuration and the number of visitors.

Server requirements

  • WordPress 4.0 or later
  • Apache (not tested on Nginx)
  • php.ini memory limit: 40MB (recommended: 64M)
  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater (recommended: PHP 5.4 or greater)
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater (recommended: MySQL 5.5 or greater)

For optimal performance the server requires some settings to be made, the optimizations include:

  1. Choose a good hosting service - choosing a good web hosting will increase your website performance.
  2. Use a cache plugin – we recommend WP Super Cache
  3. Enable compression on your website - less time to load your pages, and less bandwidth used over all.
  4. Use P3 Plugin Profiler to see which plugins are slowing down your site. Some poorly coded plugins may impact your site performance.

Hosting requirements

If WordPress performs fine on your host, the theme should too. Hosting performance is depended on your WordPress configuration, plugin configuration and general OS configuration. Also a CDN solution like Cloud Flare should help a lot.

Next we will present you a list of common hosts performance you can expect to host on them:

Cheap shared hosting:

Budget VPS

High performance VPS

Dedicated server

WordPress Theme Manager

FTP Upload - Recommended

If you have existing content, you will have to install Force Regenerate Thumbnails plugin and run it from Tools

Force Regenerate Thumbnails This plugin will help you a lot when you are switching to a new WordPress theme and you already have a website with existing content. You should actually use it for any new theme. You just need to run this plugin once and it will (re)generate all your uploaded image sizes to match your new theme layout. That way your theme will use proper and optimized image sizes and it will improve website performance significantly.

Before to begin...

You can setup your site to look like our demo site in two different ways: using One Click Demo Import or Manually Demo Setup.

 

Using One Click Demo Import

Using One Click Demo Import is an optional feature useful for testing or experimenting. We highly recommend against using this method in production. Please only use it on an extra copy for testing or experimenting. This method most likely will fail on shared web hosts.

Please do not use One Click Demo Import on a WordPress installation that already has content. Use Manually Demo Setup instead!

Some points to note before using One Click Demo Import option:

Please note that this installer will import a demo content similar to our demo site but the final appearance may vary in certain circumstances.

How to increase memory_limit to 256M

Add the following line to your wp-config.php:

define( 'WP_MAX_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M' );

How to increase your PHP max_execution_time

  Add the following line to .htaccess:

php_value max_execution_time 300
If for some reason, no finishing notification appear("Import content successfully"), do not leave or refresh the demo installer page for maximum 5 minutes. Then refresh your homepage.

Manually Demo Setup

If you want to manualy setup your homepage layout to look like our demo site, just follow these simple steps:

Now, your Homepage should looks like our demo site!

The Overmax theme has a awesome feature that allows you to drag and drop the desired block to easy build your header with few clicks.

Using Sliders

You can display sliders on your Home Page in 2 ways:

Modular Slider

The Modular Slider can be configured in three ways:

  1. Using built-in slider: Enable Slider - On
  2. Using Slider Revolution shortcode in Slider Shortcode field
  3. Static images - no animation: Enable Slider - Off

Shortcode Block

Drag and drop the Shortcode Block to the right side then add the Slider Revolution shortcode or any other slider that use shortcodes. Also, here you can add a Essential Grid shortcode.

Add Slider Revolution using Visual Composer

 

Overmax theme provides great possibilities using Visual Composer plugin and our custom modules.

 

 

Besides standard WordPress widgets, Overmax theme provides several additional custom made widgets. Widgets that are built-in into this theme have [TD] prefix. The TD prefix comes from TiguanDesign

To manage widgets, go to Appearance - Widgets as shown on image below.

Sticky Sidebar

To enable sticky sidebar just drag the desired widget to the Sticky Sidebar as shown below:

 

Before updating your theme it's strongly recommended to BACK UP YOUR THEME OPTIONS as shown below, otherwise you theme options will be lost:

Before you update, it is best practice to:

You can update the theme manually or automatically:

Updating manually:

Updating automatically:

You can translate your theme using .pot file and Poedit software or using our built-in translator.

Translation using .pot file and Poedit software:

For all those who prefer translation with files included into theme we recommend to use .pot file.

  1. Download the PO edit free software from here http://www.poedit.net/
  2. Navigate to your theme folder Overmax/languages
  3. Using Poedid software, open overmax.pot file
  4. Translate/change words in any language you want, then save the file to your hard drive changing its name according to your language code, e.g. for the French – Français you must save it as fr_FR.po Please make sure that you have selected All files on save, so the software will generate a .mo file too, which also need to be renamed according to your language code.
  5. Navigate to your main WordPress directory, open wp-config.php and search for:
define(‘WPLANG’, '');

Change it according to your language code and files you’ve just saved with poedit, e.g. for the French – Français you must add:

define(‘WPLANG’, 'fr_FR');

Another example: for the Portuguese spoken in Brazil you must add:

define(‘WPLANG’, 'pt_BR');

Once you’ve added your language code, save the wp-config.php file. That’s all!

Translation our built-in translator:

If you don`t want to play with above files and prefer much easier and faster way to translate your theme we recommend to use our built-in translator. This tool is in Theme options > Translation:

RTL Version

For languages that read from right-to-left unlike English which is left-to-right, Overmax will automatically switch to an RTL style.

How to create the header module shown bellow:

To add this header module below the slider:

How to add the content module called "Highlights" shown bellow:

To add the homepage module called "Highlights" on aour demo site :

How to increase memory_limit to 256M

Add the following line to your wp-config.php:

define( 'WP_MAX_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M' );

How to increase your PHP max_execution_time

  Add the following line to .htaccess:

php_value max_execution_time 300

How to update premium plugins

All premium and free plugins can be updated via Appearance - Install Plugins

How to update my Theme Options

How to add social icons to About Us or Footer Menu:

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