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You may download the theme ZIP file in https://themeforest.net/downloads. If you are not logged in, log in first. Click there on the button Download next to the theme Title. Submenu will be opened. Click there on Installable WordPress file only.
Once uploaded successfully, you can activate your new theme in WordPress Admin ⇒ Appearance ⇒ Themes ⇒ Activate. This will show the option for installation additional plugins.
If you receive an error during upload via the WordPress Admin, it's usually caused by one of these problems:
If you are experiencing problems with classic WP theme upload, we strongly recommend you to upload the theme via FTP. In that case upload unzipped theme into the
Even if theme works without "Fresh Framework" or "Ark Core", but we strongly recommend you to install and active it to use 100% theme options and settings.
After the theme installation and activation you will see a few notices at the top of WP administration pages. There will be notice box with title The following recommended plugins are currently inactive: .... with link Begin installing plugins.
Click on the link and install the plugins and with similar procedure activate the plugins.
Page with plugins to install will be opened.
Page with plugins to activate will be opened.
If you receive the error during the installation and activation, there are probably similar errors, which may occur during the theme installation.
In that case we recommend you to unzip files in the theme directory
/ark/install/zips/ and upload them to the server to the directory
/wp-content/plugins/ via FTP client.
You may download the theme TXT file with licence key in https://themeforest.net/downloads. If you are not logged in, log in first. Click there on the button Download next to the theme Title. Submenu will be opened. Click there on License certificate & purchase code (text).
Buttons with tooltip will appear:
Meaning of Hello World is the simplest example program that, when run, displays the message: Hello World. I will show you how to make in in the Fresh Builder.
For your better comfort and faster usage, we implemented keyboard shortcuts
You can always click on the Shortcuts button to see all possible shortcuts
Just like you are used to from your favorite desktop-class applications, you can instantly bring up a list of available actions by right-clicking on any element.
When you press Quick Save button, everything will be immediately saved in the background, without refreshing the editor page. If you have your website front-end opened in another tab/window, it will automatically refresh it.
If you use 2 monitors, we recommend you to have one WP Admin opened in one monitor and your site in the second monitor.
There are a lot of elements, that have something, we call Repeatables. For example images slider have images - that are in this case repeatable items. You can:
Fresh builder allows you to fully customize any elements on your page. As you saw in previous chapter there are a lot of tabs ant these tabs contains a lot of settings for each element. Two tabs groups represent data and design settings.
Options in the tab general are basic like text, images or icon. It may contain colors in specific cases like image slider, where you can set right and lift arrows colors.
Loop and pagination tabs are for blog and portfolio. You can add with this feature sections like the latest portfolio into any page.
Those tabs for element design, there is no content like texts.
Box Model tab is for few element settings like Background Layers, Padding, Margin and other.
You can now add backgrounds almost anywhere. Lower layers overlays upper layers. Each layer allows you to show only it on hover or hide on different devices like mobile - for example - if you do not wish to show YouTube video background on mobile devices for better page performance.
Padding and margin is there for setting space around edited elements. If you are not advanced user, just remember, that background are applied on padding - space, but not on margin - space. Borders are shadows are around padding - space.
Typography is about font settings for element and its children.
The most important option is Text Color Palette, which allows you to set dark, light or Inherited text color. This feature is useful, because it option is applied to all child element (in the case of section, row or column for example).
Text Color allow you to set different colors for text, links in it and hover or not-hover settings.
You can also Text Align, Font Size, Line Height and others options, where you can apply different setting for different devices.
element.style is about font settings for element, not its children - that is main difference between it and Typography tab.
You can set there ID and additonal CLASS html attribute. If you wish to add more clases, just put space between them, for example "class-1 class-2 class-3".
Typography section in element.style is connected only with element, not its childrens.
You can add custom CSS for edited element by clicking big green plus (+) button. Custom CSS may be applied only for choosen devices (mobiles, tablets, laptops, desktop cumputes).
!selector! - It will be replaced with the unique CSS class automatically during page rendering. So for example a jQuery object of this element can be written as
All Settings for Ark theme are in WP Admin Menu > Ark. There is whole magic, that allows you to set up your site as you like.
Skins and Accent Tabs allows you change the colors of the elements, that are not in the page builder - for example scroll to top button.
This Tab allows you to set up your site fonts, it enables you to use Google Fonts or your uploaded fonts.
You can use even your own custom fonts, but in that case you should upload EOT, WOFF, WOFF2 and other fonts via FTP. Please note, that you must have filled at least one path to font.
There are Body, Body Alt and others section under under the Custom Fonts section. These are here to set up font for page. You can change the fonts in the elements in typograpty and element.style section.
This Tab allows you to enable or add icon fonts to your site.
You can use even your own custom icon fonts, but in that case you should upload CSS fand font files via FTP and fill the path to this CSS file.
There is also a lot of predefined fonts for you, which you can enable.
Portfolio Tab allows you to change slugs (part of URLs) for portfolio post type, portfolio categories and tags.
Because Google Maps needs API key, there is Google API tab is for it.
Please note, that you must have Google account (email) to create API key. To create your API key:
Here is your API key
You can change in the WP Admin Menu > Ark > Sitemaps the layout of the pages, blog pagess, portfolio pages, search results and 404 page.
Each page type has its own pagebuilder.
There are a lot of header types in the Ark. You can few of them in http://themes.freshface.net/ark/ in the menu features. You can edit Headers in WP Admin Menu > Ark > Headers. There are notes and description under each option.
Titlebars represents the area under the header and before the page content. Each Titlebar has page builder area.
Templates is custom post type for including page parts, which are in more pages. For example - if you have call to action, that is same on 10 pages and you know, that you will change it in the future, then use template. You can change template in one place and every page, that contains element Template that points to that call to action will be changed.
Sidebars are for adding your custom sidebars. You can use them in the Sidebar element in the page builder. Please note, that you need to fill sidebar ID - Allowed characters are a-z, 0-9 and minus character -. Also note, that sidebars with same ID will be ignored.
There are prepared dummy demo installs in WP Admin Menu ⇒ Ark ⇒ Demo Install. To install chosen demo click on the link Install Now.
We recommend not to edit the source code of the theme as well so you can easily update it (updates overwrite your changes). We recommend to use Child Themes.
We also deliver the child theme inside the package downloaded from themeforest, for more comfortable usage: ark-child.zip file (right-click on this link and select Save As!).
Some part of your page is probably cached. There are few solutions:
You can also try anonymous browsing.
Go to WordPress Admin ⇒ Settings ⇒ Permalinks and press there Save changes even if you did not change anything.
We do NOT recommend to change domain or WordPress URL. We understand, that sometimes it is necessary. In that case:
siteurland replace values to the new right values - new WordPress URL
You need to allow writing in directory
/wp-content/uploads/freshizer/ - if it is not created, please create it with writing rights by FTP.
Also please check your server configuration - do you have allowed GD library ( PHP library for images )? If not, allow it.
You can simply update this product from WordPress Admin ⇒ Dashboard ⇒ Updates. Do not foget to register theme before.
Please let us know your concern via our support channel.
We offer free support to our paying customers for general installation/usage/bugs, etc. We have a dedicated Support Center for our products where you can find additional help from our Support Team and other users in the Community Forums.