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Unite Theme Documentation

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Table of Contents



Plugin installation


Custom Menu


Custom Background


Set up Homepage Featured Slider




How to Disable Page Comments


Recommended Image Sizes


How to set up Blog Page






Footer Copyright

1. Theme installation
1.1 Through Dashboard (Easy)

Go to Appearance -> Themes.


Click on Install Themes at the top.


Click on Upload tab


Upload archive file via web interface


Activate newly installed theme

1.2 Manual Installation using FTP (Advanced)

Go to Unite page at .

Click on Download button to download theme on your Desktop.

Unzip on your Desktop.

Access your host web server using your favorite FTP client (such as Cyberduck, FileZilla or

Navigate to /wp-content/themes/ and upload entire unite folder.

Now open WP Dashboard and go to Appearance->Themes and activate Unite theme from

2. Plugin installation

This theme relies on CPT Bootstrap Carousel for slider functionality. Once you install and activate
Unite theme, you will get asked to install this plugin (optional). Theme will guide you through plugin
installation. This plugin is only needed if you want to create a slider just like on theme demo otherwise
you can ignore this notice.
If you dismiss this notice, you can install this plugin later via WordPress dashboard Appearance
Install Plugins.

3. Custom Menu
Unite theme sports WordPress Custom menu in header and footer. More about its default functionality
you can find on this tutorialmade by team behind WordPress itself.

This is how out Theme Demo Menu is created.

3.1. Advanced Menu Setup

This theme uses a custom-built Bootstrap Nav Walker that allows to use Glyphicons and other
Bootstrap stylings.
This script included the ability to add Bootstrap dividers, dropdown headers, glyphicons and disables
links to your menus through the WordPress menu UI.
3.1.1. Dividers
Simply add a Link menu item with a URL of # and a Link Text or Title Attribute of divider (caseinsensitive so divider or Divider will both work ) and the class will do the rest.

3.1.2. Glyphicons
To add an Icon to your link simple place the Glyphicon class name in the links Title Attribute field and
the class will do the rest. Glyphicon classes you can find here.

3.1.3. Dropdown Headers

Adding a dropdown header is very similar, add a new link with a URL of # and a Title Attribute of
dropdown-header (it matches the Bootstrap CSS class so its easy to remember). set the Navigation
Label to your header text and the class will do the rest.

3.1.4. Disabled Links

To set a disabled link simply add disabled to the Title Attribute and the theme will do the rest.

4. Custom Background
Unite theme supports WordPress Custom Backgrounds feature.

In WordPress dashboard go to Appearance->Background.


You can either set the image or solid color as background.


You can see the background preview on the same setting page.


Click Save Changes when you are satisfied with what you see.


You can always reset theme default background.

5. Setup Featured Slider For Homepage

Unite theme for image slider relies on CPT Bootstrap Carousel. It is a Bootstrap based slider which is
specially styled for this theme, however, you can feel free to use any slider.

Install CPT Bootstrap Carousel if you havent already.


Add new Carousel via WordPress dashboard Carousel Add New.


The main thing here is to properly set Title, Featured Image and Content itself as it will be
shown in slider.


You can create as many slides as you want and point them to any Post/Page or any other
external resource by setting Image URL in the right side of the Carousel Edit Screen.


Now copy paste this [image-carousel twbs="3"] shortcode into any Post/Page to display all
previously created slides.


For mode advanced setup and multiple slider setup you can refer to Plugin Documentation.

6. Customization

There are several customizations available for this theme via Appearance Theme Options. You can
change elements color, link color, header menu style, footer color, social link color and many other
aspects. If you feel that you cant do something, please notify us viaSupport Forum.

7. How to Disable Comments for Page/Post

Open particular page on which you want to turn off comments via WP dashboard.

Look for the Discussion box below the post editor box.

It might be disabled but you can enable it via Screen Options.

Uncheck Allow Comments in the Discussion box and hit Update.

To disable Comments on posts globally. Go to Settings Discussion and untick Allow people
to post comments on new articles. This will apply for new Posts. Post that are already published
wont be changed and will still have open comments section.

8. Recommended Image Sizes

Featured Image (Blog and Single Post) is set to 730 by 410 pixels.
Featured Slider Images. Personally I use 1100 by 600 pixel images for Unite Demo but you can feel
free to use any other image size.

How to set up Blog Page

Blog should be displayed by default on front page. If you have chosen to use Home Page as static like I
have in Theme Demo you will have to set up blog page separately.

Create a new Page and name it Blog or whatever you feel right.


Go to Setting Reading and select A static page (select below)


Now select previously created Page as Posts page:

9. Translation
Unite theme is translation ready and has translation files included. Please see this tutorial on how to
translate this or any other WordPress theme. Once you have translated Unite, please send translation
files to use and we will include them in the next theme update.

10. Gallery
Gallery page as on Unite Demo is created using Jetpack plugin, which is developed by the same
team which is behind WordPress itself.


Download and install Jetpack.


Enable function called Tiled Galleries via WordPress dashboard Jetpack.


Create a Post/Page like you normally would.


Create WordPress gallery and set Tiled Mosaic under Gallery Settings on the right side of the
Gallery Edit Screen.

11. Footer Copyright

We made it easy to change Footer Copyright information for this theme. You can change it
via Appearance Theme Options Footer. This form supports HTML for URLs and other formatting.
You can also change Footer background, text, link color via Theme Options.
If you feel that something is missing from this you can start a new thread on our Support Forum.