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Created: 10. November 2022
By: Dannci & Themnific | Support*
starring.zipfile on your computer and press 'Install Now',
starring' folder into '
themes' folder in your WordPress installation (
You have to install and activate required plugins (Redux, Elementor and Starring Addons). You can do this by visiting Appearance » Install Plugins inside wp dashboard.
The following message may be visible after theme activation:
Go to Appearance » Install Plugins and install and activate following plugins:
1. After theme activation go to Appearance > Install Plugins, and install and activate Redux Framework plugin!
2. Then go to Starring - admin panel
and hit "Save Changes" button to set default style settings:
You can change styling options later.
2. Following (or similar) message may be visible after theme activation:
Click on 'Begin activating plugins' link and install and activate 'Redux Framework' (if not installed yet), Elementor and 'Townly Addons' plugins. Or you can do this by visiting Appearance » Install Plugin
4. IMPORTANT! It is possible that after theme activation are images wrongly cropped and look ugly! In this case use following plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/ to regenerate old thumbnails (from previous theme).
After plugin installation, start regeneration in Tools > Regen. Thumbnails. This process can take a while and you cannot close tab/window until regeneration is done.
I recommend creating few classic blog posts, 'Slider posts', and 'Movie Listings posts' before you start creating templates in Elementor. Set 'featured images' for all your posts.
Theme comes with extensive options panel with functions divided to these sections:
Starring theme (+ installed Starring Addons plugin) comes with 'Slider' custom posts. Purpose is to create simple image slider:
You can access and create Slider posts in main dashboard menu:
One 'Slider post' represents one slide in the slider.
Slider posts are similar / work similar to the classic posts. You can add slide content (headings, image, texts, button shortcodes etc.), set 'featured image' and sort/list these posts into own categories.
Display of the slider is very simple: in Elementor page builder add 'Themnific: Main Slider' widget in the 'full-width column'.
Starring theme (+ installed Starring Addons plugin) comes with 'Movie Listings' custom post.
You can access and create Movie Listings posts in main dashboard menu:
Movie Listings posts work similar to the classic posts. You can add project content (headings, image, texts, button shortcodes etc.), set 'featured image' and sort/list these posts into own categories.
You can add some additional infromation about the project/work in the 'Project Options' tab below the post content on add/edit post screen:
Use Font Awesome full icon code, h6 tags and plain text in these fields; e.g.
<i class="fab fa-imdb"></i>
<p>5 star blockbuster</p>
Display of the projects is very simple:
a) in Elementor use 'Themnific: Movies' widget in the 'boxed' one-column section.
b) create a dedicated 'Movies' page and select 'Movie Listings' custom template in the Page Attributes section:
The theme comes with few custom widgets (marked as Themnific).
Go to Appearance > Widgets and setup your sidebar and footer widget areas. Widgets are very easy to setup.
Following widgets are used in theme demo (we are using 'Classic Widgets' plugin to achieve this look: https://wordpress.org/plugins/classic-widgets/):
In theme demo may be used custom widgets which come with 3dr party plugins (Top 10, Newsletter etc.).
Please see 'Plugins' chapter for more info about these plugins.
IMPORTANT! It is possible that after theme activation are images wrongly cropped and look ugly!
In this case use this plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/ to regenerate old thumbnails from previous theme.
After plugin installation start regeneration in Tools > Regen. Thumbnails This process can take a while and you cannot close tab/window until regeneration is done.
Images and thumbnails are generated automatically.
To display thumbnails correctly upload images via WP interface using "Set featured image" button.
After image upload set featured image.
! Create your own custom menus first! Please see the following tutorial !
There are two menu locations available for the header. The main menu (standard menu as you know it from other themes) and the 'Additional Menu' that is displayed on the left upper side with a special design.
Enable 'CSS Classes' and 'Description' fields:
1. Toggle 'Screen Options' on the top of the menu screen:
2. Enable 'CSS Classes' and 'Desription' option:
Toggle any menu item and type some text word into 'Description' field (see previous steps if the field is not visible/enabled):
1. Before (or after) menu label add this piece of code
<i class="fas XXX"></i>
Enter full icon code - 'fas', 'far', or 'fab' class is required.
2. You can find all icon names on Font Awesome homepage.
Toggle any menu item and type special word into 'CSS Classes' field
Elementor plugin will help you create awesome layouts for your pages.
Go to Appearance » Install Plugins inside wp dashboard and install and activate Elementor plugin.
Basic setup of this plugin is very easy; go to Elementor > Settings and disable default color and fonts:
Save changes and that's it. You can edit any page in the page builder now.
You can easily create newsletter subscribe form with 'MailChimp for WordPress' Plugin: Plugin Homepage
Into search field (in Plugins > Add New) paste
MailChimp for WordPress and Install this plugin
Plugin can be set in MailChimp for WP section:
In demo is used subscribe form with following markup: https://pastebin.com/ZuSXBygD
Theme is compatible with Recent Tweets Widget plugin. Plugin is used in demo site.
In search field (Plugins > Add New) insert 'Recent Tweets Widget' and Install plugin.
Plugin widget can be set in Appearance > Widegts:
Note!: You need to get "consumer and secret" codes for Recent Tweets Widget:
Plugin page: Plugin Homepage
Into search field (in Plugins > Add New) insert 'AddToAny Share Buttons' and Install this plugin.
Plugin can be set in Settings > AddToAny:
Theme is compatible with Simple Share Buttons Adder too.
Plugin page: Plugin Homepage
Into the search field (in Plugins > Add New) insert 'Contact Form 7' and Install this plugin
You can create your own contact form(s) in the main wp menu > Contact.
You can display created 'contact form' on any page using a shortcode.
On the demo page is used contact form with the following markup: https://pastebin.com/m3B7nybc. It is an example, some labels may differ.
Please read the plugin documentation for more info about this very flexible plugin.
Make sure that Starring theme, Elementor and Starring Addons plugins are installed and activated before demo import.
If you want to import whole content (forms, contact form) activate all required and recommended plugins.
Install and activate 'One Click Demo Import' plugin.
After that import full demo content easily in Appearance > Import Demo Data.
Just hit 'Import' button and wait until import is done (it can take few moments).
If you don't want to import whole demo content you can import just elementor templates (e.g. layout of the homepage) using .json file.
.json files are located in main theme package, in 'Spec' folder.
1) Extract .json files to you computer.
2) Import template in Templates - > click on Import Templates:
3) Find .json file on your computer and import Elementor template.
4) After that, the template will be available in the 'My Templates' section. You can insert the template when you are editing a page in the Elementor.
5) When you are inserting template hit 'No' option in the "Import Document Settings" modal window:
Due licenses all imported images are for testing purposes only and cannot be used on your live website!!!
You can download free photos for your commercial & personal works on sites like:
This theme is translation/localization ready and comes with
starring.pot file. File is located in
starring.potfile (line by line),
The filename of your .po / .mo file is crucial! Gettext uses the ISO 639 standard for language abbreviations and ISO 3166 for locales. If your translation is written in Deutsch for example, your file name will look like de_DE.po. Capitalization is also important here. For a full list of language and country codes, check out these two links:
Once you save, POEdit by default automatically creates a .mo file alongside your .po file. Put these files into 'lang' folder.
Your internationalization is complete!
Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this theme.