This document covers the installation and use of this template and often reveals answers to common problems and issues - we encourage you to read this document thoroughly if you need an in-depth guide on how to use the template.
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Bella is a powerful, creative, fully responsive multi-purpose eCommerce WordPress Theme perfect for online stores, eCommerce, business, blog, portfolio and creatives websites. Bella is built for Woocommerce and using Uikit front-end framework. It’s suitable for Shopping and E-commerce related websites.
Sticky menu, Uikit components and Cookie Law
Block Appearance (PRO)
Built on Warp 7 Framework
Bella is built on a very robust framework to give you un-matched flexibility and speed when it comes to building the template layer of your site.
Warp 7 is a class of it’s own. Underneath the framework, it uses UIkit, a lightweight and modular front-end modular framework for developing fast and powerful web interfaces using the latest web technologies.
1. Responsive Design
A fully responsive layout that adapts perfectly for all device resolutions like mobiles, tablets and desktops.
All of the Warp templates are adaptable. Yep, just like this. From the box. This feature can be turned off, it also can be adjusted. See how easy you can customize adaptive widgets:
The user simply sets how a particular block should look on different devices. That’s all. Easy and convenient.
2. UiKitUIkit – wonderful analogue of bootstrap. The latest version (Warp 7) has the latest version UIkit inside. A developer can easily run various functions and a user can easily use them.
3. StylesIt is important to know they are exist. There are multi styles also. A developer creates a template and a few basic styles. The user can easily change them, or create his own.
4. LayoutsSupport multi Layouts. You can create an unlimited number of Layouts and combine them with an unlimited number of styles. It’s fantastic what can be done with just these two pieces: Styles and Layouts.
The sidebar management (not to be confused with the positions of the widgets, they are also often called Sidebars) is very simple and flexible.
You can place on the left or put them on the right side. Their width and display are adjustable. Everything is sleek and simple.
Unfortunately, there aren’t many opportunities to manage widgets on pure WordPress. You can either display them or hide. This is not enough. Fortunately, there is a huge amount of all sorts of plugins that solve this problem. Warp 7 offers a nice solution, built right into the template.
You don’t have to use 3-4 plugins for managing widgets anymore; everything can be done right from the template.You can manage the headers display for each widget separately, You can attach a widget to certain pages or categories, You can set the style of the widget, add a badge or icon, can manage its behavior if widget is responsive. Moreover, if this is not enough, You can prescribe for the widget class of its own, and stylize it individually. That’s great, isn’t it? You need only WordPress and Warp template to create anything you like.
Menu management – This is an important part of a website. Key part. Warp has a great tools menu management and its display. The user can customize the behavior of pop-up menu, add a subline to the items and icons. Just to bring a beauty. All of this we can do without any plugins. All of this is inside the template.
No matter how many icons you have added to styles, no matter how many scripts or how many LESS and CSS files. Template will compress all of this and produce a single file. Quickly. Nice. Google will appreciate this.
9. DevelopmentWarp has a well-considered architecture and logical structure so you can easily extend or modify the functionality.
10. CustomizerThis in my opinion – a killer feature. It allows developers as well as users to create new styles for a template clearly in real time. You can see here.
Getting StartedWhen you purchase our Joomla! template or WordPress Theme, you'll then be taken to the Downloads page. Click on the "template/theme" file name to download or you can check back anytime by going to Purchase History page.
After downloading our product you’ll find the following files/folders within:
WordPress Theme Packages
- The stand-alone Joomla! template installation package.
- A quick-launch WordPress installation package that contains all the sample data, images and most plugins to replicate the live demo.
1. CSS FolderThis folder contains css files which render the front-end look and feel of the site. It contains four files:
||this file contains the css for bootstrap.|
||use this file to add your own custom.css.|
||this file fixes issues related with Internet Explorer 9 browser.|
||this file contains the css for the template. It is compiled from less/theme.less.|
bootstrap.cssdirectly as they are automatically generated when you compile the LESS files. If you want to custom your css code, use custom.css to add your own css code.
2. Fonts FolderThis folder contains custom fonts files.
3. Html FolderThis folder contains the overrides for components and modules.
4. Images FolderThis folder contains the image files that have been used in the template.
6. Layouts FolderThis folder contains the core files that render the front-end look of the template. The most important file in this folder is theme.php. To understand more about this file, please read this article: Layouts Folder.
7. Less FolderThis folder contains the less files which in turn, generate the css output files that are located in the css folder. The less files are:
||Defines the theme style and imports the UIkit theme. This file will be compiled into CSS and saved in the /css folder everytime you hit Compile LESS in the theme settings.|
||This file defines the unique less code for each style|
||This file defines the customiser parameters that will be displayed in the live customizer.|
8. Warp FolderThis folder contains the actual Warp 7 core framework.
InstallationThis section covers how to install the template. There are two ways in which you can install the template:
- Using Quickstart Package(recommended)
- A demo package is a full WordPress installation, which includes the theme and sample data responsible for the layout and setup of our demo. This is great, if you don't want to start from scratch or just to have a peek at how everything is put together.
- Single theme package
- Installing the theme in an existing WordPress site.
If you are using Joomla Template or WordPress Theme from other Providers and want to switch to our templates/themes. We will help you config your existing site with our templates/themes. It FREE but for Customers who purchased Pro Unlimited Edition
What is Quickstart?
Again, Quickstart package is a full website package that includes: themes, plugins, database, images ... and once you install the quickstart successfully, you will have a complete website that is exactly same as our Demo.
WordPress Quickstart Install Requirements
Before starting with the install it’s important that you ensure that your hosting covers the minimum requirements for WordPress 4.x(We highly recommend SiteGround to host your WordPress site), as the quickstart package for WarpTheme templates/themes will always include the latest compatible version of the CMS:
- PHP 5.3.1 or higher – 5.4+ is recommended;
- MySQL 5.1 (or higher) or PostgreSQL 8.3.x
- Apache 2. x or higher
- XML and Zlib support: Your host’s PHP installation should support XML and Zlib functionality.
- PHP Magic Quotes GPC setting should be off. If this setting is currently on, your web host should be able to correct this.
- Upload the
[template]_quickstart.zipto your server using your preferred FTP software and unpack the contents to your server. A good FTP that we use is Filezilla. In most cases you will unpack it under the public_html folder, www root folder (windows hosting) or the root folder of your server.
- Access your site on the browser e.g
http://www.mysite.com/installer.phpand this should direct you to the installation prompt of your WordPress! installation.
- Follow the WordPress! installation prompts, adding database, username and password for database.
- Once the installation is complete, delete the installation folder and your site should look exactly like the demo version.
Note If you have existing WordPress! website, you should install the THEME installation package instead quickstart package. Using quickstart package if you want to build the site both look and feel and content like our live demo.
Single theme method - for existing WordPress! installation.
If you have an existing WordPress! installation, these are the steps to follow:
- Log in to your WordPress! backend e.g.
http://www.mysite.com/wp-adminand navigate to the Appearance -> Themes
- Click Add New -> Upload Theme -> choose theme package and select your
[theme_name].ziptheme package file. Click on
- Active the theme
Video TutorialsInstall Quickstart Package For WordPress:
Editing Home page BellaLog in wp admin then browser to Home page, you will see the button "Edit with Elementor" like this
Here you can add/remove any sections, widgets, changing the content to suite your needs.
Basic elementor for section editing can be found here https://docs.elementor.com/category/5-getting-started
Setup the logo
Setting up the logo in WordPress is pretty straightforward. Just add new widget image to logo widget position.
NOTE Warp 7 also provides the
logo-small position, where you can display an alternative logo image for smaller viewport sizes. (mobile/tablet devices)
To add the small logo that appears on smaller device screens, do the following
Setup the menus for WORDPRESS
To tell your theme what should be rendered as your main navigation, we need to setup a menu in WordPress and assign it as our main navigation.
First of all, you need to create a new menu and add your menu items. For detailed instructions, see the WordPress documentation. In this example we add all existing pages by default and remove one that we do not want.
Now we just need to select the freshly created menu to be used as the main navigation on our site. Hit the Manage locations tab on the top and select the menu from the dropdown.
Menu on small devices
The default menu will be hidden on small devices. You can and should use the offcanvas position to have a mobile friendly version of your menu. The offcanvas element can be toggled from a menu icon. You can also publish other widgets in this position, but a menu is the most likey thing you'll want in any case.
Menus in any position and menu styles
You can create any number of menus you like and publish them as a Custom Menu widget in the Widget area of the WordPress backend. You can assign that widget to any position you like.
There are three different menu styles, the Mega dropdown menu as a main menu, the Accordion menu in sidebars and the Line menu in the toolbar or footer. Warp automatically styles the menu according the position it is published in.
Add a search from to Search Widget like so
Setting up Breadcrumbs
Add Warp-Breadcrumbs to breadcrumbs widget
The layout settings manage the positioning of different layout parts.
This section makes the arrangement of your content very easy and flexible. You can enable or disable system output, define the layout of the theme's widget or module positions and select a style you created in the customizer. Additionally you have the possibility to store your modifications in a layout profile and assign it to different pages.
This option enables you to assign a style to your layout. In addition with the customizer and the layout manager this makes styling your pages very flexible.
This option allows you to hide the main system output. This is useful, if you want to position only widgets/modules on certain pages, without leaving redundant space.
The Warp framework provides the following layout options for the sidebars.
|Width||Choose from the provided percent values to set the sidebar width.|
|Alignment||Define, whether the sidebar is published on the left or right side of the content.|
The sidebar settings allow you to create a fully functional multi-column layout. The only requirement is to publish a widget or module on a sidebar position to display the selected alignment.
This table gives you an overview of the grid layout settings.
|Layout||Define, whether the widgets or modules are positioned side-by-side, stacked vertically or first doubled.|
|Responsive||Define, on which devices the widgets or modules take up full width and stack vertically.|
|Divider||Add a vertical divider between parallel or first doubled widgets/modules to separate them from each other.|
For more information on widgets and modules, take a look at the Widgets/Modules tutorial.
The layout manager allows you to create new layouts and assign them to different pages. Warp provides a default layout as a reference.
How to create a new layout?
To create a new layout, follow these steps:
- Hit Add and enter a name to create a layout.
- That's it! You can start customizing your layout.
- Finally, assign your layout to the appropriate pages within the scrollable box at the bottom of the layout setting page.
Important You can't assign two different layouts to one page.
Manage your WordPress widget and Joomla module styles and settings.
Widgets or modules can be displayed in different styles with additional icons and badges. In the Warp Widgets/Modules overview, widgets and modules are grouped according to the positions in which they are published. Additionally, you can filter them by keyword and positions to which they are assigned.
This table gives you an overview of all available widget/module options.
|Class||Allows you to add your own custom CSS classes.|
|Style||Lets you choose a widget/module preset style from the select box.|
|Icon||Allows you to select an icon from the icon preview. You can also enter a path to a custom image. In Joomla enter the full path, for example
|Badge||Adds a badge to your widget/module. Type in the text for the badge and select a color.|
|Display||Display or hide a widget/module on specific devices like desktops, tablets or phones.|
Specific WordPress Settings
|Title||Displays or hides the widget or module title.|
|Assignment||Defines, on which pages the widget/module should be displayed by assigning it to the pending menu item. You can select multiple items by holding Ctrl-Key while clicking.|
How to update Warp Framework
Learn how to update your Warp theme without losing your customizations.
If a newer version of your theme or Warp is available, you will receive a notification in the theme settings. You can download the framework from Yoo or download it here
- Create a copy of your theme's
/warpfolder. That way, you will have a backup in case the update fails.
- Download any Warp 7 theme and unzip the package.
- Copy the
/warpfolder from the theme and replace the one in your theme with this one.
How to update templates/themes
We update our templates regularly to bring you more features, and improved stability and performance. So it's strongly recommended for you to keep up to date with the latest version and update your template.The file verification in the theme settings shows all modified and missing files in your theme to help you detect which files you have customized before you start updating. Changes in Warp's administration area will generate the config.json, which is not shown in the file verification. So be sure to have a backup of that file. To update your theme, do the follow these steps.
- First of all, make a backup of all your customized theme files, so you can recover modifications at any time
- Download the latest template/theme version via Member Area and extract the package to your Desktop.
- Copy all files to /templates/THEME-NAME for Joomla or /wp-content/themes/THEME-NAME for WordPress and replace all files
- Recover your modifications by merging your customized files with the new ones.
- Open Warp's administration area and hit Compile LESS.
Note We strongly recommend to create a new style for all modifications(or custom css code via custom.css file) and make a backup before updating. That way all your changes will be kept when updating your original theme files by replacing them. Learn more here.
Installation issuesLearn how to handle PHP issues during the installation process.
Most of the time installation problems are due to limited resources, for example on shared hosting servers. Here's an overview of the PHP configuration settings you should check and increase, if needed.
You may need to allocate more resources for PHP by modifying the
php.ini file directly. If this is not possible, you can try setting the PHP settings through a
.htaccess file on your webserver. Though this also depends on your hosting server, if it allows the usage of
File permission issuesLearn, how to handle file permission issues with your Warp theme.
There are two ways of accessing files when working with Joomla or WordPress: either directly via your webserver or through an FTP client. Different files and directories have permissions specifying who can read, write or access them. Sometimes the permission settings of your webserver and your FTP client can collide, so that when trying to install an extension from the backend you are suddenly confronted with messages, like JFolder::create: Could not create directory or Directory not writable: /administrator/templates/system/ or you may not be able to save theme settings.
Change file permissions
To resolve these issues, you need to change the permissions of the affected files or directories.
Using your FTP client
- Open your FTP client or, if you don't have any, download FileZilla and install it.
- Use your FTP client to login to your server and browse to your webroot directory.
- Right click on the directory on which you want to change the permissions and click File Permissions...
- The Change File Attributes dialog lets you check different options or type in a numeric value like 755. Make sure the Recurse into subdirectories option is checked. Then hit OK.
Note Always avoid 777 permissions. If your webserver has problems with the CHMOD 755, you can also try 775 and lastly 777 in this order.
Use a Joomla extension to access your webserver
Using an FTP client may also change file ownership to the FTP user of the files or directories you changed the permissions on. This may cause problems on some webservers. To avoid this, you can use a Joomla component like eXtplorer to update the permission through the Joomla administration.
- Download the Joomla component eXtplorer and install it. It allows you to edit, delete, copy, rename, archive and unpack files and directories directly on your webserver.
- Login to your Joomla administration, go to the eXtplorer component and browse to the directory on which you want to change the permissions.
- Right click on the directory and choose Change Rights.
- Check the options as shown below. Make sure the Recurse into subdirectories option is checked. Then hit the Save button.
Find out more about file permissions in the Joomla documentation.
Check out the WordPress documentation for more information on file permissions.
How to change favicon for theme/template
Learn how to change the favicon icon for theme/template.
For Joomla!: Upload your favicon icon to joomla/templates/template_name/
For WordPress: Upload your favicon icon to wordpress/wp-content/themes/theme-name/
Live Customizer - enables you to change most aspects of the template without having to write any line of CSS.
How to use the customizer
By default, the customizer shows only a selected number of variables. Theses variables are the most used in the theme. There are different customizer modes to determine, to what detail you want to customize your theme.
- Login to the site’s administrator backend, go to Extensions > Template Manager.
- Click the template to edit, then click on Options tab.
- On the Settings vertical tab click on the Customizer button > the live customizer will appear with the options on the left and the site on the right.
- To see more advanced options, check the Advanced Mode checkbox > you will see more options appearing. On some of the headings, you’ll notice a ‘more’ link that lets you expand the options further.
- Once you are done, click on save.
- If you messed up the settings and you’d like to revert to the original, you can click on reset.
|Advanced mode||Activating the advanced mode extends the default variables with additional developer variables, which are rarely adjusted.|
|More||In Advanced mode you can see a (More) button next to groups which displays all variables. The @ symbol indicates variables that are defined through other variables.|