First of all, thank you for purchasing Apeiron! Before you get started, please be sure to always search this Documentation that outline all kinds of good information and provide you with all the details you need to use Apeiron. This theme can only be used with WordPress and I assume that you already have WordPress installed and ready to go. If you do not, please follow this link to see how to install WordPress.
To use Apeiron:
Many issues you may run into such as: white screen, demo content fails when importing, empty page content and other similar issues are all related to low PHP configuration limits. The solution is to increase the PHP limits. You can do this on your own, or contact contact your web host and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows:
The file you have downloaded contains several folders:
You have two options to install the theme (read above where the files are located):
Above the theme options panel you should see this message box:
That's the list of the required and recommended plugins. The required plugins provide a large part of the features of this theme.
The recommended plugins are not mandatory, you won't read warning messages or get blank pages without installing them, but they are necessary if you want to update the theme and import the demo content correctly. Otherwise you'll get some "failure" notices during the import process and your installation won't reflect the demo, just this.
Simply click the "Begin installing plugins" button then the "Install" button on each plugin to start installing them. After you’ve installed them, an "Activate" button will appear which you can click to start activating them.
If you want to import the demo content you see here, please skip the WooCommerce pages setup. Otherwise, if you don't want to replicate the demo, click the "Install WooCommerce Pages" button.
Apeiron supports custom WordPress menus, with multiple levels of dropdown support for the main menu. There are 3 areas of the theme where you can assign a menu:
Each of these menu locations can have a custom menu assigned. Once a menu is created and assigned to the location, it will show up on the site. There are also several options to customize the menu. Please see below for how to create a new menu and the available menu styles.
Apeiron includes several page templates to choose from, and you will need to choose the page template that suits your needs. For example, if you want a page without sidebar, then you would select the "Default No Sidebar" page template. All of this is done in the Pages section of your WordPress admin.
With Apeiron Extended Theme Customizer you can choose from tons of options (Colors, Google-Fonts, Layouts etc.) to define the look of your site and preview changes in real time.
To begin your site customization, from the WordPress backend:
If you make changes to the theme’s files (i.e. anything within the “/themes/apeiron/” directory), those changes are likely to be overwritten when you next update the theme. A child theme allows you to set up a standalone directory in which you can make create copies of the theme’s files and tweak away, without fear of your work being overwritten by any future updates.
If you don’t know how to create a child theme, please follow this link.
From the "Logo" section of Apeiron theme customizer you can upload a custom logo that will be visible on your main navigation.
If you do not upload a logo, the site title will be displayed instead.
Apeiron theme is retina ready. You can also upload a logo that will be visible only on retina devices instead of the default non retina logo.
Remember that the retina logo you'll upload needs to be exactly twice the size of the regular logo. For example, if the standard logo is 190x50 px, the retina logo should be 380x100 px.
With Apeiron you can choose between 2 different widgetized menu: a side menu and a top menu. After you have set up the menu, as explained above, you need to follow these steps:
Some examples of the menu variations are shown below.Important:
if you want to display correctly the Standard Top Menu , without the widgets areas and the customizations inside of it, you need to deactivate the Max Mega Menu Plugin. To do that, from the WordPress backend, go to "Plugins" → "Installed Plugins" and click the deactivate link below the Max Mega Menu Plugin.
If you want to use the Top Mega Menu, with the widgets areas and the customizations inside of it, you need to activate the Max Mega Menu Plugin. To do that, from the WordPress backend, go to "Plugins" → "Installed Plugins" and click the activate link below the Max Mega Menu Plugin.
To replicate the Mega Menu you see in the demo, after you have installed and activated Max Mega Menu Plugin, you need to change some parameters in the plugin page.
To do that:
From the "Display Options" section of Apeiron theme customizer you can choose between wide or boxed layout.
With "boxed" layout you can set a background image which will be visible on the right and left borders of your site. To upload your custom background image, go to the "Background Image" section of Apeiron theme customizer.
With "wide" layout, the right and left borders of your site will have the same color of your background.
To change main text color, go to the "Display Options" section of Apeiron theme customizer and select "Normal" if you have a light background color and you want a black text color or "Inverse" if you want white text color on dark background color.
To change link color, go to the "Colors" section of Apeiron theme customizer and select your desired color through the picker.
To change Header Text / Background / Pre Footer Background and Footer Background Colors, as for link color, go to the "Colors" section of Apeiron theme customizer and select your desired color through the picker.
To change the Header Image which will be displayed on the header section of your homepage, go to the "Header Image" tab of Apeiron theme customizer and upload or select your desired image.
To edit the Fonts of your site, go to the "Google Fonts" tab of Apeiron theme customizer, check the boxes and begin typing the font family you want to use.
To change the text displayed in footer, go to the "Custom Content" tab of Apeiron theme customizer, and type your custom text into the "Footer Text" section.
All widgets are accessed in the "Widgets" section of the WordPress admin. Widgets can be added to any sidebar.
There are various fields and settings to choose for each individual widget; all are self explanatory.
You can put as many widgets as you want inside of a sidebar.
See the screenshot below to choose the right sidebar position for your widgets.
Purchasing Apeiron you save $58,00, the value of premium plugins included with the theme (Slider Revolution and Shortcode Ultimate Addons). You can also use the shortcodes generated by these plugins in any widget area within the sidebars.
If you have any questions about Slider Revolution plugin, please check its documentation.
Apeiron Theme uses Lazy Load effect to make the page load faster and to reduce server load.
To properly display the sliders, from WordPress backend, go to "Revolution Slider", "Settings" and in the "General Settings" tab select Lazy Load "ON".
With Shortcodes Ultimate Addons you can choose from 40+ professional looking shortcodes and create unlimited buttons, galleries, tabs, accordions, spoilers, columns, headings, lists, boxes, quotes, pullquotes and much, much more with just a few clicks. All shortcodes are divided into groups for easier access.
You can also create your personal shortcode and insert it into posts, pages or widgets areas.
When you first install Apeiron theme, it will not contain all the extra content that you might have seen in the live demo. To import the Apeiron Demo Content you need to follow these steps:
To import the demo widgets, from the WordPress backend, go to "Tools" → "Widget Importer & Exporter" and into the "Import Widgets" section upload the file called apeiron_sample_widgets.wie.
To import the demo homepage slider, from the WordPress backend, go to "Revolution Slider", click the "Import Slider" button and upload the file called home-slider.zip.
You can update the theme by activating a different theme for a while, deleting Apeiron from the theme list and upload it again via the WordPress backend or you can upload a new version via FTP and override all the old files.
Apeiron provides a 100% Free Support to answer your questions and collect your suggestions for future updates and improvements. If you have questions or suggestion about Apeiron, please use the comments section on theme page. I'll reply as soon as possible.
Before submitting a question, please remember to check this documentation. Maybe the answer you're looking for is here.