Eaven WordPress Theme Documentation v1.3

1. WordPress Basics

To install Eaven theme, first you need a self-hosted WordPress site. Click the link below to go to WordPress download page, there you will find useful information about installing WordPress.

WordPress Download Page

If you are new to WordPress, we recommend learning a little bit about it before you get started. Here are some useful links in case you need help with WordPress.

2. Installation

2.1 Theme Requirements

Theme Requirements

To use Eaven theme, please make sure your server meets the following requirements:

  • WordPress 4.7 or higher
  • PHP 5.6 or higher
  • mysql 5.2 or higher

Minimal PHP Requirements

If you encounter any issue listed below, it is related to low PHP configuration limits:

  • Can't upload the theme to your site
  • Can't import a demo
  • "Are You Sure You Want to Do This" Error
  • White screen
  • and other similar issues

The solution is to increase those PHP configuration limits. Please log into your hosting cPanel and change them. Or you can try to contact your hosting provider and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows:

max_execution_time 30
max_input_time 60
memory_limit 256M
post_max_size 64M
upload_max_filesize 64M

Your Website Configuration

About PHP:

  • PHP Version - The latest version of PHP is 7.2. The minimum PHP version required for Eaven is 5.2, but we recommend using PHP 5.6 or above. And WordPress recommends using PHP 7+ (please refer to this article: https://wordpress.org/about/requirements/ ).
  • For your security - PHP versions lower than 7.0 have reached the official end of their life cycle and may expose your site to security vulnerabilities. We strongly recommend that you no longer use the old PHP version, please always update to the latest version (Supported Versions of PHP).

In most cases you cannot update the PHP version yourself and need to contact your host about this. The upgrade process is an easy process and should be something your host can do for you without impacting your website or charging you a fee.

How to update your PHP version – by WooCommerce

About WordPress:

  • WordPress Version - Although the minimum WordPress version requirement for running Eaven theme is 4.7, we recommend always using the latest version of WordPress. There are many reasons why you should keep your WordPress updated (security, new features, bug fixes, speed, compatibility). You may like to read this article.

2.2 Theme Installation

We assume that you already have a running WordPress site. Now let's install Eaven theme.

You need to download the theme zip file from ThemeForest first. Go to Downloads on ThemeForest, and find Eaven. Download the files and find eaven.zip - that's what you need for installation.

  • If you download the whole package, please unzip it, in the "WordPress Theme" folder, find eaven.zip.
  • Or, you can download the Installable WordPress File Only - which is eaven.zip.

Installing the theme via WordPress admin panel

  1. On your website admin panel, go to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme.
  2. Choose eaven.zip you just downloaded.
  3. Install and activate it.
  4. You will see the notice “This theme requires/recommends the following plugins…”, please click on those links and follow instructions to install those plugins.
  5. Done.

Installing the theme via FTP

If you can't install the theme via WordPress admin panel, you can try to install it via FTP.

  1. Find the file - eaven.zip, unzip it.
  2. Upload the unzipped folder to your FTP > WordPress site root > wp-content > themes.
  3. Go back to your site admin panel > Appearance > Themes, activate Eaven theme.
  4. You will see the notice “This theme requires/recommends the following plugins…”, please click on those links and follow instructions to install those plugins.
  5. Done.

Please note: If you are going to write custom code for the theme, then please check this section.


2.3 Install Required Plugin

As mentioned above, when installing & activating Eaven theme, you will see the notice "This theme requires the following plugin: Eaven Extension". It is the Eaven Theme function extensions - including these features: post like, post sharing, gallery slider, Instagram feed and more.

Why do you need to install the required plugin?

Because of WordPress code standards and ThemeForest requirements: "Themes execute the presentation and styling of content, while plugins handle content creation and functionality." Therefore, some features must be included in the required plugin but not included in the theme itself.

Please follow the steps below:

  1. After Installing Eaven theme, activate it, then you will see a note box, it says: "This theme requires the following plugin: Eaven Extension." Click on "Begin installing plugin" link.
  2. After clicking on "Begin installing plugin" link, it will go to "Install Required Plugins" page (or you can get to that page via Appreance > Install Plugins), then click on "Install" link below "Eaven Extension".
  3. Then activate "Eaven Extension".

If you need to find "Eaven Extension" zip file, please:

  • Go to "eaven" theme folder > inc > plugins > then there is "eaven-extension.zip".
  • Or, you can download the whole package, unzip it to get a folder and open it, then go to "Plugin" to find "eaven-extension.zip".

As mentioned above, when installing & activating Eaven theme, you will see the notice "This theme recommends the following plugins…". Those plugins are not required to use the theme, but will extend the theme basic functionality. All those plugins are hosted on the official WordPress repository and are made by other authors. You don't need to install and activate all of them, just choose those you will use on your site.

  1. After Installing Eaven theme, activate it, then you will see a note box, it says: "This theme recommends the following plugin: …" Click on "Begin installing plugin" to install it.
  2. After clicking on "Begin installing plugin" link, it will go to "Install Required Plugins" page, tick the boxes of the plugins you will need on your site, then choose "Install" from "Bulk Actions" drop down list and click on "Apply" button. (You can install the required plugin and recommended plugins at one time.)
  3. Then don't forget to activate those plugins.

The recommended plugins are:


2.5 Image Size

To make sure images on your site always look sharp and clear on all devices, the recommended width of images is at least 1600 px when it is supposed to be a full-width image.

Images will be scaled and saved into different sizes after you upload them. If your website already has some images before switching to Eaven theme, you will need to regenerate these images into the new sizes. Please use this plugin: Regenerate Thumbnails. Otherwise, the theme will use the original images when the proper image sizes cannot be found, which may slow down your website performance.

You can set image sizes via dashboard > Settings > Media.

Recommended media sizes for Eaven theme:

  • Thumbnail size - Max Width: 150, Max Height: 150
  • Medium size - Max Width: 300, Max Height: 300
  • Large size - Max Width: 1024, Max Height: 1024
  • Full size - 1920 x 1280 (3:2)

After you change the media size settings, when you upload new images they will be scaled and saved into the new sizes. But for the existing images, you can use this plugin to regenerate the new sizes: Regenerate Thumbnails.


2.6 Theme Basic Settings

After installing and activating the theme, please go to Appearance > Eaven Theme Basic Settings, there you will find some basic settings for the theme.

The Required Plugin

Theme basic settings.
Theme basic settings for the required plugin.

In this panel, you will find some basic information about the required plugin "Eaven Extension". And there are 2 options:

  • Auto update the plugin when updating the theme
  • Auto activate the plugin when activating the theme

When there is a newer version of the theme, after updating the theme itself, you usually need to update the required plugins to ensure maximum compatibility with the theme. However, in rare cases, some users may forget to update the plugin after updating the theme, and then some problems will occur.

In addition, some users may switch themes, they may forget to activate the required plugin after switching back to Eaven theme, and then they will find that some features no longer work.

In order to avoid the above situations, we recommend checking both options.

Docs & Support

Doc links.
Doc links & Support Guide.

In this panel, we provide the link to the online documentation so that users can easily access the documentation, without having to save the URL to the browser.

3. Updating

3.1 Update Theme

Auto Update with Envato Market Plugin

We recommend Envato Market plugin. It can install WordPress themes and plugins purchased from ThemeForest & CodeCanyon by connecting with the Envato Market API using a secure OAuth personal token. Once your themes & plugins are installed WordPress will periodically check for updates, so keeping your items up to date is as simple as a few clicks.

You will see this note while installing Eaven theme, please click it to install and activate Envato Market plugin.

Activate Envato Market plugin
Activate Envato Market plugin
If you cannot find the note on your site admin panel – you can download the plugin from its official download page: https://envato.com/market-plugin/. And then upload it to your site and install it.

Then go to Envato Market > Settings, click on the link to generate a personal token, and then insert it below, then save changes.

Click on the link to generate a personal token
Click on the link to generate a personal token

When generating your personal token, please use the same Envato account you used when purchased the theme, and make sure you have checked the following 4 permission options:

  1. View and search Envato sites
  2. Download your purchased items
  3. List purchases you’ve made
  4. Verify purchases you’ve made

Once the Envato API connection is made from the Settings page, a list of available Themes will be shown. This will list all WordPress Themes that have been purchased through the Envato Market / ThemeForest. The page may look like this:

Items purchased from Envato will display on the page.
Items purchased from Envato will display on the page.

If there is a newer version for a theme or a plugin, it will show a notice, and you can update the item by clicking on the link Update Available.

You can find more instructions about this plugin on this page: https://envato.com/market-plugin/

Update Manually

Please follow steps below when you need to update Eaven theme manually on your site:

  1. On your WordPress admin panel, go to Appearance > Themes, activate another theme, for example, Twenty Sixteen (one of WordPress default themes).
  2. Find Eaven theme, hover on it to show "Theme Details", click on it. In the theme details panel, find the "Delete" button in the bottom right corner, click on it to delete Eaven theme.
  3. Click on "Add New" button, then click "Upload Theme" button to upload the latest version of eaven.zip file.
  4. After installing eaven.zip, activate Eaven theme again. The previous theme customizations will not lose. However, widgets in sidebar or site footer may disappear - it happens when switching themes. But if you check Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets, you should find those widgets at the bottom, under "Inactive Widgets". Then you can drag them back to where you want them to appear.

3.2 Update Required Plugin

When updating Eaven theme, if you also see this note:

"The following plugin needs to be updated to its latest version to ensure maximum compatibility with this theme: Eaven Extension."

1. Please click on "Begin updating plugin" link to update the Eaven Extension plugin as well.

2. After clicking on the "Begin updating plugin" link, please click on the "Update" link below "Eaven Extension".

3. After the plugin updated, please click on the "Return to Required Plugins Installer" link.

4. You may see the plugin's status "Installed But Not Activated". If so, please click on the "Activate" link to reactivate the required plugin.

4. Demo Importing

Importing a demo to your site is optional for using Eaven theme. It is for easy start - when you have a fresh WordPress installation, you can import some dummy content and predesigned layouts & styles to your site, then you can replace with your own content, and tweak some layouts and colors.

To import the demo content, please make sure you have installed and activated the following plugins:

After installing Eaven theme and required/recommended plugins, refresh the page, you will see Import Demo Data under Appearance in the left sidebar. Click it, then you will see the available demos. Choose one demo, click on the Import button.

Choose a demo to import data.
Choose a demo to import data.

It can take a couple of minutes, please wait.

Images in the demo data:

There are many (large) images on the preview demo sites. Importing the demo data may fail if the network is not in good condition or if the user’s website is poorly configured. To ensure that the demo data can be successfully imported into the user’s website as soon as possible, we use an image placeholder (a small image with background color) in the demo import data. After importing a demo, you can upload your own images to replace these image placeholders.

If the homepage doesn't look like the theme:

After importing a demo, if the homepage doesn't look like the homepage of the preview demo site, please check your homepage settings: On your website dashboard, please go to "Settings" > "Reading" panel, scroll down to find the option "Static Homepage Content", and then select "From Customizer > Homepage Section" in the drop down list (please refer to this chapter of the documentation). Then please save the changes, refresh your homepage to see if the problem has been resolved.

Please note: Don't import multiple demos to the same site, it will create duplicate data.

When importing finished, please follow the steps below:

  1. Setup MailChimp for WP plugin if you need a newsletter subscribe form
  2. Setup WooCommerce if you need an online shop
  1. On the demo import page, you will see there is a note:
    Demo Import - Setup MailChimp for WordPress
    Demo Import - Setup MailChimp for WordPress
    If you want to build the subscription form with the plugin MailChimp for WordPress, click on the link to get to the settings page of the plugin, then enter your MailChimp API key, and create a form. Please read more in this section.
  2. If you also need an online shop on your site, please install and activate WooCommerce plugin. You can add your products from scratch or import some dummy data. Please find more information in this section.

If you encounter issues while importing a demo

It happens rarely, but if you have issues while importing a demo, please check the documentation Import Issues written by the author of the plugin One Click Demo Import (which we are using for demo importing feature in the theme).

Error: Internal Server Error (500)

If you see this error message after clicking on import button, this usually indicates a poor server configuration, usually on a cheap shared hosting (low values for PHP settings, missing PHP modules, and so on). Please see this article to know how to fix it.

5. Homepage / Front Page

By default, WordPress shows your most recent posts in reverse chronological order on the front page of your site.

When working with Eaven theme, your site homepage can be set up as a page with more than one type of content: not just the most recent posts, but also posts slider, posts from selected categories, products list, call to action, newsletter signup form, and more. We call it "Multi-content Homepage".

So when using Eaven theme, your site structure can be any one of the following 4 types:

  • Simple Blog
  • Multi-content Homepage + Blog
  • Multi-content Homepage Only (without Blog)
  • Static Homepage + Blog

Please follow the steps below to set up your homepage.


Simple Blog

On your site admin panel, go to Settings > Reading panel, find the option Front page displays, choose Your latest posts.

Front page - displays latest posts
Front page - displays latest posts

Then go to Appearance > Customize > Home Page panel. There are 2 content blocks added by default:

  • Fullwidth Featured Area
    • You can display a slider of selected posts here, or 3 selected posts in block layout. Or you can add some custom content here.
  • Latest Posts List
    • You can change layout of your latest posts archive.

By the way, you can also add more content blocks to your homepage to make it more than a simple blog page. You might like to check Home Widgets to know more details.


Multi-content Homepage + Blog

Your site will have a multi-content front page, plus a blog to manage posts.

  1. On your site admin panel, go to Pages > Add New. Create 2 pages, for example, "Front Page" & "Blog".
  2. Then go to Settings > Reading panel, find the option Front page displays, choose A static page. In the drop down menu for Front Page select "Front Page". In the drop down menu for Posts page select "Blog".
    Static Front page
    Front page - Static Front Page
  3. Also in the Settings > Reading panel, scroll down to find the option "Static Homepage Content", choose "From Customizer > Homepage Section" in the drop down list.
    Static Front page content - from customizer
    Static Front page content - from customizer
  4. Then go to Appearance > Customize > Home Page panel to customize your homepage. You might like to check Home Widgets to know more details.
  5. Also in theme customizer, go to Archive Pages > Blog Page to customize your blog page. Please note: a static blog page can only display the latest posts.

Multi-content Homepage Only (without Blog)

  1. On your site admin panel, go to Pages > Add New. Create a new page, for example, "Front Page".
  2. Then go to Settings > Reading panel, find the option Front page displays, choose A static page. In the drop down menu for Front Page select "Front Page". In the drop down menu for Posts page, leave it blank.
    Static Front page - on blog
    Front page - Static Front Page - No Blog
  3. Also in the Settings > Reading panel, scroll down to find the option "Static Homepage Content", choose "From Customizer > Homepage Section" in the drop down list.
    Static Front page content - from customizer
    Static Front page content - from customizer
  4. Then go to Appearance > Customize > Home Page panel to customize your homepage. You might like to check Home Widgets to know more details.

Static Homepage + Blog

Your site will display a static front page as an introduction or welcome, plus a blog to manage posts.

  1. On your site admin panel, go to Pages > Add New. Create 2 pages, for example, "Front Page" & "Blog".
  2. Then go to Settings > Reading panel, find the option Front page displays, choose A static page. In the drop down menu for Front Page select "Front Page". In the drop down menu for Posts page select "Blog".
    Static Front page
    Front page - Static Front Page
  3. Also in the Settings > Reading panel, scroll down to find the option "Static Homepage Content", choose "From page content" in the drop down list.
    Static Front page content - from page content
    Static Front page content - from page content
  4. On your site admin panel, go to Pages > All pages, find "Front Page" and edit it. Content you entered for this page will show on your site homepage.
  5. To manage the blog page, please go to Appearance > Customize > Archive Pages > Blog Page to customize your blog page. Please note: a static blog page can only display the latest posts.

When your site homepage is not a static homepage, you can use the theme built-in feature to display a Fullwidth Featured Area on your homepage. The Fullwidth Featured Area will be placed below the site header, and above the latest posts list (and other Home Widgets).

Please go to Appearance > Customize > Home Page panel, you will find the Fullwidth Featured Area section. You can choose to:

  • Display a slider of selected posts;
  • Or, you can add some custom content here.

Featured Posts Slider

If you choose to display a slider, you can pick some posts from one group ("Posts" only, "Pages" or any other custom content is not supported):

Featured Custom Content

If you choose Custom Content, then you will be able to add your custom text and media in the content editor, including inserting shortcodes for your custom slider created by a third-party slider plugin (such as Revolution Slider, or Smart Slider, and etc).


Latest Posts Area

Your latest posts will be displayed in this area. And you can change the following settings:

  • Sidebar Layout - If you choose "Left/Right Sidebar", then a sidebar will show in the "Latest Posts Area".
  • Section Title
  • Section Title Style
  • Posts Layout - There are 14 layouts:
    • Standard
    • Grid 2 Columns
    • Grid 3 Columns
    • First Full Block + Grid 2 Columns
    • First Full Block + Grid 3 Columns
    • Masonry 2 Columns
    • Masonry 3 Columns
    • First Full Block + Masonry 2 Columns
    • First Full Block + Masonry 3 Columns
    • Block 1 Column
    • Block 2 Columns
    • Block 3 Columns
    • Block 4 Columns
    • Drop
  • Post Excerpt – Show or hide excerpt.
  • Choose to show or hide "Read More" button
  • Post Meta – You can choose which post meta to show in posts archive.
  • Number of Posts displayed Per Page

Home Widgets

There is an additional section between the "Fullwidth Featured Area" and "Latest Posts Area" on the homepage: Content Area Before Latest Posts. In this area, you can add different types of content (only for Multi-content Homepage" - find out more) by adding Home Widgets.

Please go to Customizer > Home Page > Content Area Before Latest Posts > Home Widgets, click on the button "Add a Widget", then click on a home widget to add it to your homepage. And you can drag and drop to reorder them, click on each widget to expand its settings panel to tweak content and style.

Add home widgets before the latest posts on home page
Add home widgets before the latest posts on home page

Currently there are 9 different home widgets:

  • Posts
  • Featured Category
  • Google Map (New added since v1.2)
  • Ad Banner
  • Call to Action
  • Custom Content
  • Intro Block
  • Promotion Blocks
  • MailChimp Signup Form - need to install & activate the plugin "MailChimp for WP"

6. Theme Options

On your site admin panel, please go to Appearance > Customize, there you can customise and personalise your theme layout and styles.

Open Customizer
Open Customizer

6.1 Site Identity

You will find the following options in this section:

  • Logo – Upload your custom brand image then display it as site logo in the site header.
  • Logo Width – To keep your custom brand image look sharp on retina devices, we recommend upload an image with 2x size and give 1x size. For example, upload an image which is 200 x 200 px, and enter 100 px as the image width value.
  • Site Title – Enter your site title and it will show in the site header below the logo image.
  • Tagline – Input the brief description of your site.
  • Display Site Title and Tagline – Uncheck it to hide site title and tagline so only show the logo image.
  • Site Icon – Upload a square image to use it as a browser and app icon (the favicon) for your site.

Upload a SVG Logo

If you need to upload a SVG logo, please use this plugin: Safe SVG.


6.2 Site Layout

To customize your site layout, please go to theme customizer > General > Site Layout. There are 2 site layout options:

  • Fullwidth
  • Boxed

And you can also upload a site background image. And if you choose "Boxed" as site layout, you can also customize background for outer area, and change Site Max Width for "Boxed" site layout.


6.3 Colors

You can change general color settings, and also can override color settings for specific elements, like site header, sidebar, site footer, etc.

General Color Settings

Please go to theme customizer > General > General Colors, there you can:

  • Choose a basic color scheme for your site: Light or Dark.
  • You can choose an accent color. The accent color will be applied to links (hover state), buttons, and other highlighted elements.
  • You can choose to enable the Gradient Accent Color, and then set the colors.
  • You can also modify text/background colors for the 2 color schemes.

6.4.1 Site Header Layout

Please go to theme customizer > Site Header > Header Layouts, there you can:

  • Choose a site header layout from 4 layouts.
  • Enable Sticky Header effect or not.
  • Show or hide Social Menu in site header.
  • Show or hide search button in site header.

Please Note:

If you choose "Site Header Layout 4", you need to create 2 new menus and choose menu locations for them. More information please read this chapter: Menus for Site Header Layout 4.

6.4.2 Site Header Colors & BG

Please go to theme customizer > Site Header > Design Options, there you can:

  • Set up site header image.
  • Change site header background color and Text Color.

6.5 Fullscreen Menu

Go to Appearance > Customizer > Fullscreen Menu, there are 2 sub sections:

  • Content Options – Decide what content will be shown in the fullscreen menu.
  • Design Options – There you can change the background color & text color of the fullscreen menu.

Content Options

Your site primary menu will be displayed in the fullscreen menu. In addition, you can choose to show the following elements:

  1. Social Menu
  2. Copyright Text (or any custom text)
  3. Hero Image

To know more details about how to set up menus, please read Menu section in this documentation.

Fullscreen Menu Colors & BG

Please go to theme customizer > Fullscreen Menu > Design Options, there you can change the fullscreen menu background color and text color.


Please go to Appearance > Customizer > Site Footer, there are 5 sub sections:

  • Featured Categories – Select some categories and display them in the site footer.
  • Footer Widgets Area – This theme supports to add widgets into the site footer. In this sub section you can change the Color Scheme and Background Color of the Footer Widgets Area.
  • Instagram – Display a Fullwidth Instagram Feed in site footer.
  • Site Footer Bottom – Add your copyright text to the bottom bar of the site footer, and you can also choose to display your social menu or a navigation menu. And you can change the colors of this area.
  • Footer Signup Form – Display your Email Signup Form at the top of the site footer, or at the bottom of your website. Please note: You need to install & activate the plugin “MailChimp for WP” first.

6.7 Typography

Please go to Appearance > Customizer > Typography to customize font options for text.

Font Family

Options in this sub section will work for the whole site. You can choose 2 different fonts for different types of text. All 800+ Google Fonts are included in the drop down lists.

  • Text Font Family – It’s the font family for the main text content.
  • Heading Font Family – This font will be used for all titles (post title, page title, widget title…) and headings (< h1 > to < h6 >).

Font Options for Each Type of Text

There are more options (font weight, font style, text transform…) for you to customize each type of text:

  • Heading Text
  • Content Text
  • Post Title
  • Post Excerpt
  • Page Title
  • Widget Title
  • Home Widget Title

6.8 Instagram

Instagram General Settings

You can add your Instagram feed on your website. Please note: your Instagram account needs to be public to show feed on your site.

Please go to Appearance > Customizer > General > Instagram.


Instagram Cache

By default, the Instagram cache will exist for up to 2 hours, which means that if your Instagram has just added some new photos, those photos will not be shown on your website until the cache expires. In some cases, you may like to manually clear the cache. Please open your WordPress Customizer, go to General > Instagram, find the “Clear Instagram Cache” option, and click the “Clear Cache” button.


Enable AJAX

If you use any caching plugin on your site, you may find that sometimes your Instagram photos stop updating, especially if you haven’t updated your site content for a while, such as posting a new article. This is because the Instagram feature uses PHP code to render content by default. When the cache plugin works, the code of the Instagram feature may not run.

To avoid this problem, please open your WordPress Customizer, go to General > Instagram, find the “Load Instagram pictures dynamically with AJAX” option, tick the box to enable this option.


Instagram Access Token

Usually, when using Eaven theme to display your Instagram feed, you don’t need to authenticate.

However, Instagram officially recommends using Instagram Access Token for authentication and authorization. Moreover, since the Instagram API changes from time to time, using Instagram Access Token is a safer way to link your Instagram account.

In addition, although it happens very rarely, but some users may find that their Instagram feed cannot be displayed on their website without adding the Instagram Access Token. If this happens, then you will need to add your Instagram Access Token.

Please follow the guide below:

Step 1 – Generate your Instagram Token.

Please visit instagram.pixelunion.net, and click on “Generate Access Token” button.

Step 2 – Add your Instagram Token to your website.

Please go to Appearance > Customizer > General > Instagram, copy and paste your token into the “Instagram Token” field. Then save the changes.

Please note: After adding your Instagram Token, you can only display your own Instagram feed on your website.

The token is not valid forever

According to the Instagram official developer documentation, the Instagram Access Token will expire after a period, it is not valid forever. However, the expiration time is NOT specified.

Therefore, if you find that your token expires, please regenerate it and add your new token to your website again.

Even though our access tokens do not specify an expiration time, your app should handle the case that either the user revokes access, or Instagram expires the token after some period of time. If the token is no longer valid, API responses will contain an “error_type=OAuthAccessTokenException”. In this case you will need to re-authenticate the user to obtain a new valid token.
In other words: do not assume your access_token is valid forever.
Instagram Developer Doc


6.9 Button Shape

Since v1.2, you can change the shape of buttons.

Please open your WordPress Customizer, then go to General > Buttons, then select a button shape from the dropdown list.

Choose a button shape
Choose a button shape

There are 3 shapes to choose: Pill Button / Rectangle / Rounded Corner (border radius: 4px). This setting will be applied to the following buttons:

  • "Read More" button for each post in Post Archive List.
  • "Load More" button for Post Archive List.
  • Form submit buttons (comment form, contact form, newsletter signup form, etc)
  • "Add to Cart" button for each product in Products Archive List.
  • Category Label Buttons for "Featured Categories" home widget and custom widget.

Please note: Some special buttons of WooCommerce will not be affected by this settings, such as "Process to Checkout" on Cart page, "Continue to Payment" on Checkout page, "Add to Cart" button on single product page.

8. Archive Pages

8.1 Posts General Options

Please go to Customizer > General > Posts General Options. There you can:

  • Change the text showing on the "read more" buttons.
  • Choose a Pagination Style for posts archive - there are 4 options:
    • Nav/Prev Links
    • With Page Numbers
    • Load More Button
    • Infinite Scroll
  • Change the Post Excerpt Length for each posts layout.

8.2 Static Blog Page

In your site admin panel, go to Settings > Reading panel, find the option Front page displays, choose A static page. In the drop down menu for Posts page select a page, for example, "Blog".

The page assigned as the blog page (posts page) is the Static Blog Page.

Static Front page
Front page - Static Front Page
You might like to check Homepage / Front Page for more information.

To customize the layout of the static blog page, please go to Customizer > Archive Pages > Blog Page. There you can:

  • Choose the sidebar layout
  • Select a Posts Layout
  • Choose to show or hide post excerpt
  • Choose to show or hide "Read More" button.
  • Display selected post meta
  • Dicide the number of Posts displayed Per Page.

8.3 Category Archive

8.3.1 Edit a category

Go to Posts > Categories, when adding a new category or edit an existing one, you can upload an image for this category, then on the category archive page, this image will be used as the page header background image.

And this image will also be used for the custom widget: Eaven Category widget.

Category Image
Category Image

8.3.2 Category Page Layout

To change the page layout and archive styles, please go to Customizer > Archive Pages > Category. There you can change the following settings:

  • Sidebar Layout
  • Posts Layout
  • Post Excerpt - Show or hide excerpt.
  • Choose to show or hide "Read More" button.
  • Post Meta – You can choose which post meta to show in posts archive.
  • Number of Posts displayed Per Page
  • Show Posts or Sub Categories on Parent Category Page

8.4 Author Archive & Author Info

The author information will show:

  • At the top of Author Archive page
  • After single post content (the author's biographical info need to have some content)

Author information includes the author profile picture, biographical info and Social Media Icons.

8.4.1 Edit Author Bio & Social Icons

To edit author biographical info and Social Media Icons, go to your site dashboard > Users > All Users, find the user you are going to edit, click to open the Edit User page, there you can edit the biographical info.

Author Info
Author Biographical Info & Social Media Icons

8.4.2 Edit Author Profile Picture

To add or edit the author profile picture, please visit https://en.gravatar.com/ for more information.

8.4.3 Author Page Layout

To change the page layout and archive styles, please go to Customizer > Archive Pages > Author. There you can customize:

  • Sidebar Layout
  • Posts Layout
  • Post Excerpt - Show or hide excerpt.
  • Choose to show or hide "Read More" button.
  • Post Meta – You can choose which post meta to show in posts archive.
  • Number of Posts displayed Per Page

8.4.4. Hide Author Info Box on Single Post

To hide the author info box after single post content, please go to Customizer > Single Post > Display Author Info Box, then uncheck the box.


8.5 Tag Archive

Go to Posts > Tags, when adding a new tag or edit an existing one, you can upload an image for this tag, then on the tag archive page, this image will be used as the page header background image.

To change the page layout and archive styles, please go to Customizer > Archive Pages > Tag. There you can change the following settings:

  • Sidebar Layout
  • Posts Layout
  • Post Excerpt - Show or hide excerpt.
  • Choose to show or hide "Read More" button.
  • Post Meta – You can choose which post meta to show in posts archive.
  • Number of Posts displayed Per Page

8.6 Date-based Archive

You can also customize the layout of date-based archive pages. Please go to Customizer > Archive Pages, then go to Date based panel. There you can change the following settings:

  • Sidebar Layout
  • Posts Layout
  • Post Excerpt - Show or hide excerpt.
  • Choose to show or hide "Read More" button.
  • Post Meta – You can choose which post meta to show in posts archive.
  • Number of Posts displayed Per Page

9. Posts

9.1 Featured Post

You can choose some posts and set them as "Featured Post" manually. Then you can add these posts into many different places: Homepage Featured Area, Home Widgets and Eaven Posts widget.

On your dashboard, go to Posts > All Posts, then you will see the column Featured, tick the box of some posts to mark them as the featured posts.

Featured Posts
Featured Posts

9.2 General Single Post Options

Please go to Customizer > Single Post, there you can set the default post template and sidebar layout for all single posts, and you can control more general settings for single posts.

Options:

  • Default Post Template - You can change the post template for each post while editing that post. Please see the next sub-chapter Specific Single Post Options.
  • Default Sidebar Layout - You can change the sidebar layout for each post while editing that post. Please see the next sub-chapter Specific Single Post Options.
  • Header Meta - Display the selected post meta in the header of the post, including: Categories/Author Photo/Author Name/Publish Date/View Counts.
  • Footer Meta - Display the selected post meta in the footer of the post, including: Tags/Comment Counts/Like Counts/Social Sharing Icons.
  • Display Author Info Box - Please note: the author's biographical info need to have some content, or the author info box will not show.
  • Display Post Pagination - Show/hide the post pagination for the previous/next post.
  • Related Posts - Display/hide a group of related posts.

9.3 Specific Single Post Options

When editing a post, scroll down the page and you can find the "Eaven Single Post Options" panel. There you can:

Single Post Options
Specific Single Post Options
  • Choose Post Template -
    • Eaven theme provides 5 post templates.
    • You can choose a default template for posts, and you are also able to choose different templates for different posts.
    • If you choose "Default", then this post will use the default template you have selected via Customizer > Single Post > Default Post Template.
    • If you choose any other template, then it will ignore the default post template setting. And if you change the default post template in Customizer, the change will not affect this post.
  • Choose Sidebar Layout -
    • There are 4 options: Default / No Sidebar / Left Sidebar / Right Sidebar.
    • You can choose a default sidebar layout for posts, and you are also able to choose different sidebar layouts for different posts.
    • If you choose "Default", then this post will use the default sidebar layout you have selected via Customizer > Single Post > Default Sidebar Layout.
    • If you choose any other value, then it will ignore the default sidebar layout setting. And if you change the default sidebar layout in Customizer, the change will not affect this post.
  • Check the box to mark this post as a featured post.
  • Like Counts - Click the "Edit" link first, then you can edit the like counts value.
  • View Counts - Click the "Edit" link first, then you can edit the view counts value.

10. Newsletter Signup Form

10.1 Setup Newsletter Signup Form

Eaven theme supports creating subscribe form with the plugin MailChimp for WordPress. It is one of our recommended plugins when installing the theme.

Enter MailChimp API

Please make sure you have installed and activated the plugin. Then get to the settings page of the plugin, and enter your MailChimp API key.

Enter MailChimp API
Enter MailChimp API

To get your MailChimp API key, you can click on the link "Get your API key here" to get to MailChimp site, log into your MailChimp account, and create a key.

Get MailChimp API Key
Get MailChimp API Key

Create the subscribe form

Please go to MailChimp for WP > Form to create and edit your signup form.

You can also choose to copy the code below and paste into the form field:

<p>
  Subscribe to my weekly newsletter to get more interesting stories on my journey.
</p>

<div class="fields-container">
  <input type="email" name="EMAIL" placeholder="Your Email" required="">
  <input type="submit" value="Subscribe">
</div>

<p>
  <label>
    <input name="AGREE_TO_TERMS" type="checkbox" value="1" required=""> <a href="#" target="_blank">I have read and agree to the terms & conditions</a>
  </label>
</p>

10.2 Add signup form in sidebar or footer widget areas

On your site admin panel, please go to Appearance > Widgets. On the page you can see all of the available widgets are listed at the left side of the page. Find the widget "MailChimp Sign-Up Form", drag and drop it into a widget area, or click on the widget and choose a widget area to put it in.

MailChimp Sign-Up Form Widget
MailChimp Sign-Up Form Widget

10.3 Add signup form to homepage

You can add the newsletter signup form to your homepage (only for Multi-content Homepage" - find out more).

Please go to Customizer > Home Page > Content Area Before Latest Posts > Home Widgets, click on the button "Add a Widget", then click on "MailChimp Signup Form".

And you can tweak the home widget's colors, background, and more styles.

11. WooCommerce

11.1 Installation & Setup

Install WooCommerce

First of all, you need to install and activate the free plugin WooCommerce. Please read WooCommerce official documentation to know how to install and use this plugin.

Set up the Shop page

Upon installation, WooCommerce creates the following 4 new pages via its Onboarding Wizard:

  1. Shop – No content required.
  2. Cart – Contains [woocommerce_cart] shortcode and shows the cart contents
  3. Checkout – Contains [woocommerce_checkout] shortcode and shows information such as shipping and payment options
  4. My Account – Contains [woocommerce_my_account] shortcode and shows each customer information related to their account, orders, etc.

To set up the shop page, on your site dashboard, please go to WooCommerce > Settings > Products tab > Display tab, there you can find the option Shop Page, select what page you want to be the default shop page (you can choose the shop page created by WooCommerce, or create a new page and choose it). Please check WooCommerce official documentation Configuring WooCommerce Settings about this part.

Import WooCommerce Dummy Content

Right after installing WooCommerce you may find you have an empty store. There are no products, orders, reviews, and more by default. You can start to create your own products, or perhaps you’d like to see what sample orders and products look like, then you can choose to import some dummy content. Please check this article Importing WooCommerce Dummy Data to know details.

Setup your product image size

Please read this article to know how to Fixing Blurry Product Images.

And to setup your product image dimensions, please go to WooCommerce > Settings > Products > Display. And after changing image sizes, please don't forget to regenerate your thumbnails.

Product Image Size
Product Image Size

11.2 Shop Customization

After you have set up your online store and created some products, you can tweak the layout of the shop index page and single product page via WordPress customizer. Please go to Customizer > Shop to customize your shop pages.

12. Item Customization

12.1 Not included in item support

Please note: according to ThemeForest Support Policy, Item Customization is not included in item support:

Item support does not include services to modify or extend the item beyond the original features, style and functionality described on the item page. For customization services that will help you tailor the item to your specific requirements, we recommend contacting the author to see if they privately offer paid customisation services or checking out the great service providers on Envato Studio.

And as we don't provide any customization service, when you need help with item customization, we recommend hire a developer to do the customization work for you. And you can check Envato Studio – there are many developers providing theme customization service. You can search with keywords “Theme Customization” to find the suitable developers for your project.


12.2 Additional CSS

Sometimes you might like to add some custom CSS to your site to personalize some elements' styles. In the customizer, please locate to Additional CSS sub section and add your custom CSS code. Like the example showing in the screenshot below:

Add custom CSS to your site
Add custom CSS to your site

This is a default feature of WordPress since WordPress v4.7. If you can’t find Additional CSS sub section in your customizer, then it means your WordPress version is lower than 4.7, please update your WordPress to the latest version.

And after adding custom CSS code, if you don't see any changes, please clear your site cache and your browser cache, then refresh the pages and check again.


12.3 Child Theme

If you are going to write custom code for the theme, please use Child Theme.

A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality and styling of the parent theme. Child themes are the recommended way of modifying an existing theme.

Please download the whole package of Eaven theme (not just the installable WordPress theme zip file), unzip it and you will find WordPress Child Theme > eaven-child.zip. Install the parent theme first, then install the child theme, and activate the child theme.

Then you can change code or write your own custom styles for the theme in the child theme files. Later when you need to update the theme, just update eaven.zip (the parent theme), so your custom code changes will not be overwritten (because they are all in the child theme).

You may like to read more regarding the child themes on official WordPress codex page: https://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes.

Please note: Writing custom code for your child theme is related to Item Customization which is not included in the support we could provide. More details can be found here.

14. Shortcodes

Currently we have provided 13 shortcodes for content:

  • Author List - Display authors of your site. 5 layouts to choose from. And can show all authors or choose by name/role.
  • Drop Caps - Style the first letter of a selected paragraph. 5 styles to choose from.
  • Highlights - Select some words to add marker pen highlight effect. 2 styles to choose from.
  • Tweet It - Select content and allow readers to tweet the sentence by one click. Selected content can be inline or a whole paragraph. But please keep it short because Twitter only allows 140 charcaters.
  • Row - Create column layouts on your pages/posts. You need to wrap the column shortcodes within row shortcodes.
  • Column - Create column layouts on your pages/posts. This shortcode allows to add a column into an existing row easily.
  • Button - Add buttons. 4 different sizes. Unlimted colors.
  • Divider Line - Add divider lines. You can choose line's style, size and color.
  • Tabs - Create a single content area with multiple panels, each associated with a header in a list.
  • Tab - Add a single tab into an existing tabs block. You need to wrap the tab shortcodes within tabs shortcodes.
  • Accordions - Displays collapsible content panels for presenting information in a limited amount of space.
  • Accordion - Add a single accordion into an existing group of accordions. You need to wrap the accordion shortcodes within accordions shortcodes.
  • Video Block - Display an image with a video play button on it. Click the play button to pop up the video.

To add shortcodes into content, when edit a post or a page, click on the Add Shortcode button above the editor.

Add Shortcode Button
Add Shortcode Button

Then choose which shortcode you'd like to add in the popup panel, then choose which style of this shortcode you want to use.

Shortcode Panel
Shortcode Panel

For example, if you'd like to insert a shortcode of drop cap, you can select a paragraph, and then click on the "Add Shortcode" button to open the shortcodes panel, then click on "Drop Caps", there you will see the options you can choose for a drop cap. Click on "Insert Shortcode" button to wrap the selected content with this shortcode.

Shortcode Settings for Drop Caps
Shortcode settings - Drop Caps

The shortcode for drop caps will look similar to this:

Shortcode for Drop Caps
An example of the shortcode of drop cap.

Please note: most of the shortcodes have an opening tag and a close tag and text content needs to be put between them. Please see below:

[lo_drop_caps] Content goes here. [/lo_drop_caps]

Or,

[lo_button size="large" url="#"] Contact Us [/lo_button]

The shortcodes for Author List and Divider Line don't have a close tag because you don't need to add any text content for these 2 shortcodes.

15. Gutenberg Ready

15.1 About Gutenberg

Gutenberg is the new editor of WordPress core.

If you are new to Gutenberg, you may like to read this doc first.

How to get Gutenberg?

  • Gutenberg is added into WordPress core since WordPress 5.0. You can update your WordPress to the latest version.
  • If you are not going to update your WordPress, you can download and install Gutenberg Plugin version.
  • If you also want to keep the Classic Editor, you can download its plugin version.

Theme built-in features + Gutenberg

Because there are many differences from the Classic Editor, some theme built-in operations also change in the new editor. Please continue reading for more details.

Please note: Gutenberg is still improving (fast and frequently), its code/logic may change in a newer version. Therefore, sometimes new issues may arise after updates. We will pay close attention to it and we will be grateful for any problem report.


15.2 Theme Built-in Galleries: Slider & Justified Gallery

Eaven theme built-in image galleries - Slider Gallery & Justified Gallery have been converted into Gutenberg Blocks.

Let's take the Justified Gallery Block for example:

Step 1 - When adding a block, find Theme Blocks, click the Justified Grid Gallery to add it to the content area.

Theme built-in Justified Gallery Block in Gutenberg Editor
Theme built-in Justified Gallery Block in Gutenberg Editor

Step 2 - Then you will see the block has been added. When selecting this block, the settings for this gallery will show in the right sidebar. Click on the "Media Library" button to open the Media Library where you can create a new gallery.

Justified Gallery Block Settings
Justified Gallery Block Settings

Step 3 - In the Media Library panel, you can upload new images, or select some existing images, and then click "Create a new gallery" button.

Select some images to create a gallery
Select some images to create a gallery

Step 4 - Then you can edit this gallery: reorder images, remove images, add captions, add new images into this gallery. Then click "Insert gallery" button.

Edit a gallery
Edit a gallery

Step 5 - Now the gallery can be previewed in Gutenberg.

Justified Gallery Block preview in Gutenberg Editor
Justified Gallery Block preivew in Gutenberg Editor

It is similar when adding a Slider Gallery:

Slider Gallery Block is added in Gutenberg Editor
Slider Gallery Block is added in Gutenberg Editor
Slider Gallery Block preivew in Gutenberg Editor
Slider Gallery Block preivew in Gutenberg Editor

15.3 Eaven Single Post/Page Options

In the Classic Editor, Eaven Single Post/Page Options are meta boxes which were displayed below the post editor. Since Eaven v1.2.0, we redesigned these settings to fit in the Gutenberg UI - Sidebar. So, if you edit a post/page in Gutenberg, you can find the Single Post/Page Options in the editor sidebar.

For example, when editing a post in Gutenberg editor, please click on the "Theme Settings" toggle button to display the Single Post Options. (When editing a Page, the "Theme Settings" will show Single Page Options.)

Eaven theme Single Post Options integrated to Gutenberg Sidebar
Eaven theme Single Post/Page Options integrated to Gutenberg Sidebar

The options are organized into groups, click on each group heading to expand the group and show its settings.

Please make sure the "star" icon is enabled to pin Theme Settings toggle button to Gutenberg Toolbar:

Theme Settings toggle button - Pin to Toolbar
Theme Settings toggle button - Pin to Toolbar

If the "Theme Settings" is unpinned from the toolbar and you cannot find it, please click the "Show more tools and options" icon, then you can find "Theme Settings" in "Plugins".

Theme Settings toggle button - Pin to Toolbar
Theme Settings toggle button - Pin to Toolbar

15.5 Post Format Media

If the post format is Gallery / Video / Audio, the media files can be picked in Theme Settings section. Please see the screenshot below as reference:

Set media for Post Format
Set media for Post Format

15.5 Theme Shortcodes are converted to Blocks

The theme built-in shortcodes have been converted into Gutenberg Blocks.

15.5.1 The following 8 shortcodes can be founded in Add Block > Theme Blocks.

  • Author List
  • Divider Line
  • Theme Button
  • Tweet It (paragraph)
  • Tabs
  • Accordions
  • Google Map
  • Video
Theme Shortcodes are converted to Gutenberg Blocks
Theme Shortcodes are converted to Gutenberg Blocks

15.5.2 The following 3 shortcodes are integrated with Gutenberg built-in block: Paragraph.

  • Drop Caps
  • Highlight
  • Tweet It (inline)

Drop Caps - when editing a paragraph, enable the "Drop Cap" option, then select a style from "Drop Caps Settings" drop down list.

Drop Caps shortcode in Gutenberg editor
Drop Caps shortcode in Gutenberg editor
Drop Caps Settings
Drop Caps Settings

Highlight & Tweet It (inline):

Highlight & Tweet It (inline) shortcode in Gutenberg editor
Highlight & Tweet It (inline) shortcode in Gutenberg editor

15.5.3 The following 2 shortcodes are integrated with Gutenberg built-in block: Columns.

  • Row
  • Column

Since the columns created by Gutenberg "Columns" Block can only be of equal width, we added some more options when users choose 2 columns, to create the a column layout of uneven width.

Columns - Uneven Settings
Columns - Uneven Settings
Please Note: If you update your WordPress to 5.3 or higher, then the uneven-width-columns options we added will be overwritten due to the code changes of Gutenberg itself. You can adjust each column width with the default feature provided by the udpated Gutenberg editor.

16. Content Navigation

Since Eaven v1.1, we added a new feature "Content Navigation". It allows users to generate special-styled table of contents for posts and pages by parsing the headings ( < h1 > to < h6 > ) in the content.

Content Navigation. Position - Side.
Content Navigation. Position - Side.
Content Navigation. Position - Top.
Content Navigation. Position - Top.

In Classic Editor

When you edit a page or a post in the classic editor, you will find the panel "Content Navigation" below the editor.

Edit the Content Navigation in the Classic Editor.
Edit the Content Navigation in the Classic Editor.
  • Enable Content Navigation - Check to enable this feature, more options will show when it is enabled.
  • Position - Side / Top.
  • Heading - Choose which heading is used to generate the content navigation. You can only choose one from the dropdown list. The content navigation doesn't support sub levels.
  • Generate Button - Click this button to generate the content navigation. And the navigation will be regenerated automatically if you select another Heading.
  • Editable Label - The labels will be the same as the headings after generating the navigation. You can edit it, for example, the heading is "Where to find a lovely hotel in Paris?" You can change the label to make it shorter: "Recommended Hotels".
  • Icon - Choose an icon for each item of the content navigation. Please note: if the navigation is regenerated, you need to edit the icons again.

In Gutenberg Block Editor

When you edit a page or a post in the Gutenberg Block editor, please click on the "Theme Settings" button and find the sub section "Content Navigation".

Edit the Content Navigation in the Gutenberg Block Editor.
Edit the Content Navigation in the Gutenberg Block Editor.
  • Enable Content Navigation - Check to enable this feature, more options will show when it is enabled.
  • Position - Side / Top.
  • Heading - Choose which heading is used to generate the content navigation. You can only choose one from the dropdown list. The content navigation doesn't support sub levels.
  • Generate Button - Click this button to generate the content navigation. And the navigation will be regenerated automatically if you select another Heading.
  • Editable Label - The labels will be the same as the headings after generating the navigation. You can edit it, for example, the heading is "Where to find a lovely hotel in Paris?" You can change the label to make it shorter: "Recommended Hotels".
  • Icon - Choose an icon for each item of the content navigation. Please note: if the navigation is regenerated, you need to edit the icons again.

17. Google Map

As a WordPress theme for traveller blog and magazine, display a Google Map with destinations is an essential feature. In this section, we will explain the steps of how to add a Google Map with Eaven theme.


17.1 Get Google Map API Key

Starting from June 11, 2018, Google requires new API key to use Google Map. To get the API key, you need a Google Cloud Platform billing account. When you create a billing account, you are automatically eligible for the Google Maps Platform recurring $200 monthly credit.

You can find the following information on the Google Map "Pricing and Billing Changes" page:

Can I still use Google Maps Platform for free?
Yes. When you enable billing, you get $200 free usage every month for Maps, Routes, or Places. Based on the millions of users using our APIs today, most of them can continue to use Google Maps Platform for free with this credit.

Please watch this video to know how to get your Google Map API Key:


17.2 Add Google Map API Key to your site

When you get your Google Map API Key, please copy it, and open your website Customizer, then go to General > Google Map > Paste the key into "API Key" field. Then save the changes.

Add Google Map API Key to your site
Add Google Map API Key to your site

Now your map is ready to display. But, to display pins on the map, you need to add locations to your posts first. Please read the following section.


17.3 Add locations to your posts

In Classic Editor

When you write a post, scroll down the edit page and then you will find the Eaven Single Post Options panel > Location field. If you are writing a post about a destination (country/states/city/etc.), you can add the name of this destination to the Location field, such as "Sydney, NSW, Australia".

Please note: Do not add same location to different posts, otherwise, the post information cannot be displayed on the map when clicking on the pin.

Add a location to a post
Add a location to a post

Latitude & Longitude

After adding a location to a post, when saving the changes to this post, the Latitude & Longitude values will be generated automatically from the location added. The Latitude & Longitude values are required to display a pin on the map. You can add custom Latitude & Longitude values if the map pin location in incorrect.

Latitude & Longitude
Latitude & Longitude

Please note: The Google Map API key is required to auto generate Latitude & Longitude values.

If you added some locations before adding your Google Map API key, please:

  • Method 1 - Re-save the posts to auto generate the Latitude & Longitude values.
  • Method 2 - Or, on the post list page (dashboard > Posts > All Posts), find the "Map Location" column, then click on the "Generate Latitude & Longitude" button for each post.
Generate Latitude & Longitude
Generate Latitude & Longitude

In Gutenberg Block Editor

If you use Gutenberg Block Editor, you can find the field for adding location in Theme Settings > Map Settings > Location field.

Add a location to a post - in Gutenberg
Add a location to a post - in Gutenberg

Then, when you add a Google Map to your homepage (using the home widgets "Google Map"), or add a Google Map to your post/page content (using Google Map shortcode or Gutenberg block), you will see a pin shown on the map. Click on this pin to display the thumbnail (featured image) and title of this post. Click it to go to this post.

Pin of a post on the map
Pin of a post on the map

17.4 Display a Google Map on homepage

Please open your WordPress customizer, go to Home Page > Content Area Before Latest Posts > Click on "Add a Widget" button, select Google Map. Then the map will display on your homepage.

There are some options:

  • Width - Normal or Fullwidth
  • Height - Enter a height for the map.
  • Number of Displayed Pins - Enter a number to limit the maximum number of pins displayed on the map (because each displayed pin will cost a certain amount of Geocoding API credits). Enter "0" to display all pins.
  • Preset Style - Select a preset style for your map. Currently there are 4. More styles will be added in future updates.
  • Zoom Level - Enter a number to decide the map resolution. (0: World; 15: Streets; 20: Buildings. More info can be found here.)
  • Centered Location (optional) - Add a location to ensure the center point of the map. It can be the name of a city/street/building.

17.5 Add a Google Map to page/post content

You can also add a map with all the destinations (posts with locations) in to the content of single posts or pages.

In Classic Editor

In classic editor, just click on "Add Shortcode" button, then click "Google Map".

Add Google Map Shortcode
Add Google Map Shortcode

In Gutenberg Editor

In Gutenberg Block Editor, when adding a block, find "Theme Blocks" > "Google Map", then add it to the page.

Add Google Map Block
Add Google Map Block

Please note:

  • To save your Google Map Geocoding API credits, it only shows a map placeholder image in Gutenberg editor. Please save your settings and check the results in the front-end.
  • When eiditing in Gutenberg, to change the map width, please click on the map placeholder, then you can choose between "Wide Width" and "Full Width". To maintain a normal width (same as text paragraphs), do not select either of these two.
Change the width of Google Map Block
Change the width of Google Map Block

17.6 How to display a map with a specific location, not posts?

You can simply embed a map. You don't need to add a Google Map API key to embed a map. And it will not cost your Geocoding API credits.

Note: Traffic and other Maps info is sometimes not available in the embedded map.

  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. Go to the directions, map, or Street View image you'd like to embed.
  3. In the top left, click Menu.
  4. Click Share or embed map.
  5. Click Embed map.
  6. To the left of the text box, pick the size you want by clicking the Down arrow.
  7. Copy the text in the box. Paste it into your post/page content. If you are using Gutenberg, please add an HTML Block to add the embed code.

You can find the details in Google Map Documentation: Embed a map or directions.

18. Online Resources

19. Need Our Support?

What is Item Support Service?

When you purchasing products from Envato Market, a supported item includes item support for 6 months from the purchase date. During those 6 months, we (as the author of the theme) are available to provide the item support services.

You may like to read more details about What is Item Support?.

What's included & What's not included in Item Support?

Please check ThemeForest Item Support Policy.

What you should do first before asking your question?

To speed along the support request, please check by following the guide below:

  1. Make sure your site is running the latest version of WordPress.
  2. Make sure that the Eaven theme and the required plugin "Eaven Extension" have been updated to the latest version. Some known issues may have been fixed in an update.
  3. Update to the latest version of other plugins on your website.
  4. Check our Online Documentation and How-to Articles first.
  5. Disable any other plugins and then check if it fix the issue.
  6. If you still cannot find a solution, please email us: general@loftocean.com
  7. And according to Envato/ThemeForest policy, and for better sustainablity for authors (to maintain life and work to provide great products and services), the support service is only available to customers with a valid support license. Therefore, please include your purchase code in your support request so that we can verify the purchase and the support license. (Where to find your purchase code).

Submitting a support request

When submitting your support request, please include the following information in as much detail as possible so that we can get more clues about your questions/problems:

  • Your website URL
  • Which version of the theme you are using
  • Detailed description of the issue or the question
  • Screenshots of the problem
  • Any notices or error messages
  • Any other information that you find useful
  • Since we have multiple products, please indicate which product your question corresponds to
  • And please also include your purchase code in your support request.

And please write in English. Thanks!

Need to renew your support?

If you have less than 6 months remaining on a support item you’re eligible to renew your support. For more information about Item Support renewals, please see Extending and Renewing Item Support.