Introduction

The Corps Introduction
This documentation will give you an understanding of how The Corps is structured and guide you in performing the most common functions. If you require further assistance, related to topics not covered in this documentation, then please contact us via Our Support Forum.

NOTE: We will not respond to any support questions on Item comment section or through e-mail. If this document doesn’t answer your questions feel free to open up a private ticket in our our support forum

If want to customize this theme as per your requirement, please contact us here: Our Support Forum

WordPress

WordPress is one of the most popular CMS in the world that makes it the best choice for your website.
You can download and install WordPress from the official website using WordPress’ very setup steps called “Famous 5-minute install”.
For more information on WordPress, please, visit the WordPress Codex page.

Theme requirements:

Apart from the necessary WordPress requirements, and WooCommerce requirements, here are listed recommended server configuration requirements to make the theme’s functions work correctly.

  • PHP: Version 7.2 or greater
  • MySQL: Version 5.6 or greater ( OR MariaDB version 10.1 or greater)
  • memory_limit – 256M, or higher
  • max_execution_time – 300, or higher
  • max_input_time – 300, or higher
  • upload_max_filesize – 64M, or higher
  • max_input_cars – 3000, or higher
  • HTTPS support: Refer Moving Toward SSL and SSL and HTTPS for more information.

Most problems, such as white screen, out of memory error, sample data import failure, etc., usually arrive due to server settings and excessively low PHP configuration limits. You can change the necessary configurations, either by yourself (if your hosting provider allows you to do so) or contact your hosting provider to increase the limits.

So, make sure your server configuration is all set up, and the theme and plugins are working correctly. Enough server configuration will also ensure fast speed and increased performance.

Note

  • Please check the theme requirements before you start with the theme. You can check PHP configuration and limits in Admin Panel > Tools > Site Health > Info [tab]. Site Health tool is built-in in WordPress v5.2 or greater. If you are using WordPress v5.1.x or lower, use the Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin.
  • In addition to the theme’s, above-mentioned, minimum requirements, if you are using an extensive list of plugins, the minimum requirements of your website may increase, according to the count and requirements of plugins.

Theme Installation

Package from Themeforest
With your purchase of this theme, the first step is to download the package from Themeforest. Move your mouse over your Themeforest Login name in the top right corner and click ‘Download’. You will see the number of items purchased, along with the package’s content, as shown in the following diagrams.

Next, click Download > All files & documentation next to The Corps theme and save the package on your computer.

The download includes documentation, license, zipped file with theme files and the The Corps theme files folder. Unpack the entire package after downloading.

Before you can complete the installation, make certain you have unpacked the entire package. This is very important! You can complete the installation in either of the following two ways:

WordPress Theme Manager – To install theme with this method follow below steps.
1. Please go to Admin Panel > Appearance > Themes

2. Click “Add New” button. It will display WordPress theme upload page.

3. Now, click on “Upload Theme” button and it will expand upload theme upload form, where you can select zipped theme folder called the-corps.zip. After selecting (the-corps.zip) theme file press “Install Now” button and WordPress will do the rest for you.

4. After successful theme installation in next screen it will display installation report with link to activation. From this screen (or from Theme Manager) you can activate the theme.

FTP Upload – To install theme using FTP method follow below steps.
1. Open your sites’ root path in any FTP client. You will some WordPress folders (wp-admin, wp-includes and wp-content) already exists.

2. Upload “thecorps” folder (extracted from bundle-download or the-corps.zip) in wp-content/themes folder.
3. Now, go to Admin Panel > Appearance > Themes. Here you can see the uploaded theme is installed. Go to The Corps theme and click “Activate” button to activate the theme.

Theme Activation

In TheCorps v2.0.0, to reduce the theme package size, we moved sample-data and plugins on our server. So, to access these resources, from the server, it will require to activate the theme first.

Also, since the theme activation system is integrated into the new version, some core features will be deactivated, until the theme is not activated. Once, the theme is activated, all the features will be activated.

To activate the theme, follow the below steps:

  1. Update the theme with the latest version.
  2. Go to Admin Panel > theCorps.
  3. Enter purchase-code and click on “Check” button.
  4. Click on Plugins tab. It will redirect to theme’s bundled plugins page.
  5. Update “theCorps – Helper Library” to latest version.

Once the theme is activated, it will display some tabs, including License, Support, Plugins, Theme Options, Install Demos, System Status, and Ratings.

If you are installing and activating, the theme for the first time or plugins are not updated to latest, it will display License, and Plugins tabs only. From the Plugins tab, you can install/update necessary plugins, and once all the required plugins are activated, other tabs will appear.

Plugins Installation

After theme installation and activation, it will redirect you to welcome screen, where you can start installation of required plugin by clicking “Proceed” button. Clicking on “Proceed” will lead you to the plugin installation page.

If you are guided to some other page, instead of Welcome screen, it will display a notice in Admin Panel to install required and recommended plugins. You can click “Begin installing Plugins” to proceed plugin installation.

The Corps requires some plugins to be installed to run various theme functionalities properly. Few plugins will be installed from WordPress Plugins Repository and few plugins are bundled with theme. On plugin installation page, it will display list of required and recommended plugins.

thecorps-1-2-3-2-plugin-list

Choose plugins and select “Install” in Bulk Action dropdown and click Apply button. First, it will install the selected plugins and then it will display the same list to activate the installed plugins.

You can manage (install/uninstall, activate/deactivate) plugins from Plugin Manager (Admin Panel > Plugins). For more information on plugin management go to WordPress Codex – Plugin Management.

Sample Data

The theme is provided with the sample data. It will create similar (not exactly, because contents/layout on demo site change time-to-time as per new changes) instance of our demo site.

After successful theme and plugins installation you can proceed with sample-data to install sample data. It will help you to understand the content/layout and customize the site easily. If you want to proceed from scratch, you can skip this step.

If you use the 1 Click Demo Install option, you don’t need to use .xml files. It’s a simple One Click Process. To proceed to sample data installation go to The Corps (Theme Settings) & Sample Data and click on “Install” button (and Keep Calm). The rest will be done in background-process.

Once installation is done, then home page, blog page, post, portfolio, testimonials, menu and widget will be set automatically.

Note: Before proceeding with sample-data step you must install all “Required” plugins. Otherwise, it may lead to broken structure.

General Settings

In General Settings, we have provided site Logo, Sticky Logo, WordPress Login Logo, Preloader and Back to Top settings.

Color Scheme

In color schemes, you can change the site default color and set as per your site design.
We provide 3 color options:

  1. Primary:  Main theme color and main background color
  2. Secondary: Theme dark title and background
  3. Tertiary: Theme Description color and border colors

Apply color which suits your website the best.

Note: For Revolution Slider color you have to select color from revolution plugin.

Widgets

In the Widgets tab, you can set theme footer columns as per your need. By default, theme provides 4 columns widget area.

Page Settings

In the Page Settings tab, you can set default page layout settings. By default, page setting provides right sidebar. You can set full width page, left sidebar page, right sidebar page, and two sidebar page.

Blog Settings

– In the Blog tab, you can set the blog page title, Blog Subtitle, Blog Sidebar, Blog Layout and Display Meta Items.

– Blog Sidebar has 3 layouts like Full Width, Left Sidebar, Right Sidebar.

– Blog Layout has 4 layouts like Classic, Grid, Masonry and Timeline blog layout.

– Blog post, by default, displays meta items like Date, Author, Categories, Tags and Comments. If you don’t want to display any option on blog post meta item then you can uncheck option. You can also re order meta item using drag and drop with drag handle.

Archive Settings

You want to display Post category, Post tag and Author page description then you can select option in which page you want to display description.

Single Post

– Display Meta Items option just as blog page meta items.

– You want to show the related post, post author info and post navigation in blog post detail page using this option. By default, theme displays all options. If you don’t want to show any option in detail blog post page, then you can off the option.

Team Settings

– Theme provides two styles to display members listing. One layout style will display team member image with member name, member designation, short description and social media link. Second layout style will display only member image and member name, member designation, and social media link will appear on mouse hover on member image.

Team Style Demo:
Style 1 : http://www.potenzawp.ga/thecorps-wp/pages/team/
Style 2 : http://www.potenzawp.ga/thecorps-wp/pages/teams-2/

Clients Settings

Theme provides two styles to display clients listing page.

Clients Style Demo:
http://www.potenzawp.ga/thecorps-wp/pages/our-clients/
http://www.potenzawp.ga/thecorps-wp/pages/our-clients-2/

FAQ Settings

– Theme provides two styles to display FAQ listing page with display category source wise option.

– Style one supports displaying items from multiple categories. And, there are two options to select multiple categories, either select all categories or select specific categories.

– Style two supports displaying items from only 1 category, so here you can select only one category from category selector.

– If you want to display particular category wise FAQ then you will select category option and also select FAQ categories which categories FAQ you want to display on FAQ page.

Faq Style Demo:
http://www.potenzawp.ga/thecorps-wp/pages/faqs/
http://www.potenzawp.ga/thecorps-wp/pages/faqs-2/

Social Profiles

You can set your social profiles link in this option and these links will be displayed in topbar on front. Topbar will be visible based on “Header Type” selected in Theme Options (theCorps > Appearance > Site Header > Header Type).

Site Contacts

You can set your contact information like phone number and email and this info will be displayed in top bar on front page. Topbar will be visible based on “Header Type” selected in Theme Options (theCorps > Appearance > Site Header > Header Type).

Social Sharing

We have given total five social sharing features like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google Plus, and Pinterest. If you want to disable any social sharing feature then you can disable from this section. This social sharing icon will appear on blog listing page and blog detail page.

Custom CSS/JS

If you want to do any custom formatting using CSS/Javascript, then you can add your own CSS/Javascript from this section.

Maintenance

This section contains setting to enable/disable Maintenance or Coming Soon method. You can enable settings to display these pages if your site is under maintenance or construction.

Potenza Button

This element allows to insert button.

Param Name Description
Style Choose button style. There are 3 styles.
URL Choose/add button link.
Size Choose button size. There are 4 sizes Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large.
Title Add button title.
Alignment You can set the alignment of the button.
Add Icon (optional) You can add icon to button. If you select this option, it will display below fields, where you can select icon.
Icon Library Select icon library. With Visual Composer you can easily add icons from following libraries:
– Font Awesome
– Open icons
– Typicons
– Entype
– Linecons
– Mono Social
Icon Select icon from selected library.

 

Potenza Clients

This element allow to insert clients logos from Clients section.

Param Name Description
Style Choose clients style. There are two styles “Slider” and “Logos with Comments”. “Slider” style will display slider with client logos and “Logos with Comments” style will display tabbed logos with comments. Selecting logo will display client’s comments. Also, in “Logos with Comments” style if any client entry does not contain comments then it will not be displayed.
No. of Clients Enter number of clients to display.

 

Potenza Counter

This element allows to insert counter with label and icon.

Param Name Description
Style Choose counter style.
Color Scheme Select color scheme for counter. There are two color schemes Default and White. The “Default” color scheme will use themes selected color scheme and “White” color scheme uses white as the name suggests.
Icon Library Select icon library. With Visual Composer you can easily add icons from following libraries:
– Font Awesome
– Open icons
– Typicons
– Entype
– Linecons
– Mono Social
Icon Select icon from selected library.
Label Add counter label.
Counter Add counter number.
Counter Formatting Enable counter formatting.
Grouped Thousands Display numbers with grouped thousands.
Enable Decimals Display numbers with decimals.
Enable Counter Sign Display counter sign with color scheme.

 

Potenza Custom Content

This element allows to add heading (with dropping words) and content.

Param Name Description
Heading Add content heading.
Dropping Word Add dropping words one by one. You can add multiple words separated by comma.
Content Add content

Potenza Feature Box

This element allows to insert Featured content.

Param Name Description
Title Add featured box title.
Description Add featured box description.
Read More URL Choose/add read more link.
Icon Library Select icon library. With Visual Composer you can easily add icons from following libraries:
– Font Awesome
– Open icons
– Typicons
– Entype
– Linecons
– Mono Social
Icon Select icon from selected library.
Background Image Select image to display as featured box background.

Potenza Feature Text

This element allows to insert Featured Text with Title, Description and icon with various styles.

Param Name Description
Style Choose feature text style.
Title Add feature text title.
Description Add featured text description.
Icon Library Select icon library. With Visual Composer you can easily add icons from following libraries:
– Font Awesome
– Open icons
– Typicons
– Entype
– Linecons
– Mono Social
Icon Select icon from selected library.

Potenza List

This element allows to insert list items with icons instead of bullets.

Param Name Description
Style Choose list style.
Add Icon (optional) You can add icon to button. If you select this option, it will display below fields, where you can select icon.
Icon Library Select icon library. With Visual Composer you can easily add icons from following libraries:
– Font Awesome
– Open icons
– Typicons
– Entype
– Linecons
– Mono Social
Icon Select icon from selected library.
List Items This is repeater field in which you can add list items.

 

Potenza Mobile Scroll

This element allows to insert image (long in height) with scrolling inside mobile.

Param Name Description
Scrollable Image Choose image to display as scrollable inside mobile.

Potenza Our Skills (Bar)

This element allows to insert vertical skills progress bar with Title, Description and Percentage.

Param Name Description
Title Enter skill title.
Description Enter skill description.
Percentage Enter skill percentage.
Bar Level Progress Color Enter custom bar color.
Color Scheme Select the color scheme.

Potenza Our Skills (Rounded)

This element allows to insert rounded skills progress bar with Title, Percentage and Colors.

Param Name Description
Circle Color Enter circle color.
Progress Color Enter progress color.
List Items Enter progress items with Title and Percentage.

Potenza Our Team

This element allows to insert team members list from Teams section.

Param Name Description
Style Select style
No. of Members Enter members count to display.
Categories This item will be applicable when “Style 4 (Filterable)” is selected in style.

 

Potenza Portfolio

This element allows to insert portfolio items from Portfolio section.

Param Name Description
Style Select style. There are 4 styles and each contains specific settings in next tab to General tab in element setting overlay.
Count Enter number of portfolio items to display.
Categories Select categories to limit result from. To display result from all categories, leave all categories unselected. If portfolio style is set to “Filterable”, then categories will be used as filter on front.
Below are parameters based on selected Style.
Style 1 (Carousel 1 Settings tab): 
Title Enter carousel title.
Style 2 (Carousel 2 Settings tab): 
Title Enter teaser content title here.
Description Enter teaser content description here.
Portfolio URL Add link to portfolio page.
Style 3 (Filterable Settings tab): 
Column Size Select columns size.
Hover Style Choose hover style.
Style 4 (Scroller Settings tab): 
Row Count Select row count.

 

Potenza Pricing

This element allows to add pricing table.

Param Name Description
Style Choose pricing table style.
Title Enter title of pricing table.
Sub Title Enter subtitle of pricing table.
Frequency Enter frequency of pricing. i.e. Monthly, Half Yearly or Yearly
Features Enter features to display in pricing table. You can choose multiple features by adding each feature on new line.
Button Title Enter button title for button.
Button Link Enter button link for button.
Best Seller Select checkbox to display the table as best-seller/featured.

 

Potenza Recent Posts 1

This element allows to add recent posts.

Param Name Description
Style Choose recent posts style.
Post Counts Enter number of posts to display.
Below are parameters based on selected Style.
Style 1:
Columns Enter number of columns to display posts.
Style 2:
Display Archive Link Select this check box to display archive link. Selecting this checkbox will enable two new fields Archive Link and Archive Link Title.
Archive Link Enter/select link to open blog/archive page.
Archive Link Title Enter archive link title.

 

Potenza Recent Posts 2

This element allows to add 6 recent posts with teaser content.

Param Name Description
Title Enter teaser content title.
Sub Title Enter teaser content subtitle.
Description Enter teaser content description.
Page Link Enter/select link to open blog page.
Button Text Enter button title.

 

Potenza Typer

This element allows to add text/heading with typing effect.

Param Name Description
Text Container Select holder element.
List This is repeatable field where you can add multiple texts which will be displayed one by one with typing effect.

 

Potenza Skill Bar

This element allows to add horizontal skill bar.

Param Name Description
Custom Color By default, skill bar color will be set to theme color scheme. You can set custom skill bar color by entering color here.
Items This is a repeating item. In this you can set Bar Label and Bar Percent.

 

Potenza Section Title

This element allows to add title and subtitle specially made for theme to match theme style.

Param Name Description
Section Title Enter section title.
Section Subtitle Enter section subtitle.

 

Potenza Slider

This element allows to add sliders.

Param Name Description
Style Choose slider style. There are 3 slider styles and each style contains specific parameters.
Style 1 (This a Image and Content slider)
Slides This is repeater field where you can add multiple slides in slider. This contains below fields.
Title Enter slider title.
Slide Image Select slide image.
Image Position Select image position.
Content Enter slide content.
Style 2 (This is a no-image slider. This displays either Icon or Number instead of Images.)
Color Scheme Select color scheme.
Number/Icon? Select what to display, either Icon or Number. If number is selected, it will display slide index as number. And, if Icon is selected, icon settings will appear at bottom or slide settings.
Slides This is repeater field where you can add multiple slides in slider. This contains below fields.
Title Enter slider title.
Subtitle Enter slider subtitle.
Content Enter slider content.
Icon Library Select icon library. With Visual Composer you can easily add icons from following libraries:
– Font Awesome
– Open icons
– Typicons
– Entype
– Linecons
– Mono Social
Icon Select icon from selected library.
Style 3 (This is a only-image slider.)
Image Size Select image size, either full or half. Half size can have used to display half size image slider, when adding content in other half.
Slides This is repeater field where you can add multiple slides in slider. This contains below fields.
Slide Image Select slide image.

 

Potenza Social Icon

This element allows to add social profiles link with icons.

Param Name Description
Url Enter social profile link.
Icon Library Select icon library. With Visual Composer you can easily add icons from following libraries:
– Font Awesome
– Open icons
– Typicons
– Entype
– Linecons
– Mono Social
Icon Select icon from selected library.
Class Add additional class if required for additional settings.

 

Potenza Step Feature

This element allows to add step numbered featured contents.

Param Name Description
Style Choose step feature style.
Color Scheme Select color scheme.
Title Enter step feature title.
Subtitle Enter step feature subtitle.
Description Enter step feature description.
Step Counter Enter number of step for current feature content.
Icon Library Select icon library. With Visual Composer you can easily add icons from following libraries:
– Font Awesome
– Open icons
– Typicons
– Entype
– Linecons
– Mono Social
Icon Select icon from selected library.
Note Icons are available only with Style 1 and Style 2.

 

Potenza Testimonials

This element allows to add testimonials carousel/listing from Testimonials section.

Param Name Description
Style Choose testimonials style.
No. of Testimonials Enter number of testimonials to display.

 

Potenza Timeline

This element allows to add timeline content with Title, Description and Date.

Param Name Description
Date Format Enter date format. You can adjust date display format by changing value as per valid date format on PHP site.
Sort Order Select order to sort dates.
Timeline Data This is a repeating field where you can add multiple timeline entries. It contains below fields.
Title Enter timeline item title.
Description Enter timeline item description.
Date Enter timeline item date in YYYY-MM-DD format.

 

Documentation and Tutorials

You may find some useful documentation and tutorials links here.

  1. Visual Composer
  2. Slider Revolution
  3. Contact Form 7
  4. Breadcrumb NavXT
  5. MailChimp for WordPress

Mega Menu

To create Mega Menu follow below steps:

1. Create a new or use existing menu.
2. First check “Enable Mega Menu” checkbox to enable Mega Menu in current menu.

3. Now add top menu items. In root menu items, you can see a checkbox “Mega Menu”. By selecting this checkbox, you can enable mega menu on any root level menu item.

4. Selecting “Mega Menu” checkbox will enable few more fields, which will help to control mega menu output/display. New field details are as below:
1. Menu Width: As name suggests, by this field, you can control width of Mega Menu. It contains two options.
1. Full Width: This will allow to display Mega Menu in full width of navigation area.
2. Custom Width: Selecting this will enable two more fields which offer settings to set custom mega menu width and offset. So, by these controls, you can manage mega menu width easily.
2. Column Count: By this you control column counts in Mega Menu. So, if you want to add 3 columns, select 3 in dropdown.

5. Then add “Custom Link” child menu items (Column Wrapper), to root mega menu item, as same number of selected in Column Count. In this document screenshot (hereafter reffered as Demo), we added 3 child menu items (Column Wrapper) because we selected “3 Column” in “Column Count”.

6. Then, add menu items to columns. We added 3 menu items to each column. Here you can see Mega Menu with sub menu items in columns.


7. Now, add another root level menu for another Mega Menu item. In this select “Custom Width” in “Menu Width” and “4 Column” in “Width Offset” and “8 Column” in “Width”. And, select “2 Column” in “Column Count”. Then, add 2 “Column Wrapper” and 4 items in each column.

Retina Display

The basic concept of a Retina image is that an image twice the size of a standard web image will be displayed on screen. On a non-retina device an image will be 100px X 100px whereas a Retina device will display the same image but at 200px X 200px. Most of devices use this branded concept for Retina devices like having approximately twice the pixel density of a non-retina device.

If you want to get perfect looking images on Retina screens. If for example you build website where you upload regular images into Content, you must always upload 2 images in Media
Add new section which looks like below:

my_image.png - this is the name for standard image (e.g. 100px X 100px)
my_image@2x.png - this is the example name for retina image and file must be always 2x larger than regular image (e.g. 200px X 200px)

 

Note You need to include retina.js to make your website completely retina ready. See example below:

<!-- retina --> 
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/retina.js"></script>

For more information about retina documentation and to download retina.js Click here.

Browser Support

The Corps support all major browers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer 9 and Above.

Rating

If you like our theme and support, Please do not forget to rate it with 5 stars in your Downloads section and write a review in Comments as it will add more value to our services!

Kindly visit here: http://themeforest.net/downloads and find “Rate this item” below the download button and rate out the theme.

Source & Credits

All images are for preview purposes only and are not included in the download files. Images of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0.

Scripts

CSS & Fonts

Note For questions on basic WordPress, HTML, Javascript or CSS editing – please give your question a quick Google or visit W3Schools as theme issues get top priority.

Video

Here’s step-by-step instructions of how to re-create pre-built website, please watch below instructional video.

Instructional Video – Theme Settings

 

Instructional Video – Visual Composer

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