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Academica Pro 3.0

Theme Quick Specs

  • Theme Width – 1270px
  • Post Content Width – 583px (for the default layout)
  • Slideshow Size – 947x500px (default 2/3 size), 1270x500px (at the top).
  • Page Templates – Blog Archives, Full Width, List of Pages, No Left Sidebar, No Right Sidebar, Testimonials.

Demo Content Importer

To get quickly the same look of the theme as in the demo see here instructions to Import the Demo Content.

Upgrading from an older version?

We’ve written for you a checklist with things to check after upgrading the theme from an older version.
View Guide to Upgrade from Older Version →

Theme Overview

To get the same layout as in the following screenshot from the demo, you have to create a new static page and set one of the 4 available Homepage page templates, and then set this page as your front page.

Recommended Plugins (free)

Social Icons Widget – free plugin that allows you to create a list of your social profiles. You’ll need it to add social icons in the top menu bar.

Instagram Widget – another free plugin created by us which you can use to add a gallery with your latest Instagram photos.

Jetpack – a free plugin that includes numerous features that you can active to add extra functionalities in the theme. Recommended features to activate: Sharing Buttons, Related Posts, Tiled Galleries, Carousel, Contact Form.

Unyson Page Builder – a free plugin that includes a Page Builder extensions, which you can use to create different page layouts.

The Events Calendar – a free calendar plugin to create a page with Events.

Sidebar Login – free & simple login widget to add in the sidebar.

WooCommerce – the plugin that adds the eCommerce integration in the theme.

MailPoet – simple plugin to create and send newsletters.

Customize Colors, Logo, Fonts and other

To Customize different elements of the theme, go to the Appearance > Customizer page.

eCommerce Support – WooCommerce

To enable the eCommerce feature in the theme, you’ll need to install the free WooCommerce plugin.

Contact Form Page

To add a contact form in a page like in the demo just install the Jetpack plugin and enable Contact Form feature.

Breadcrumbs

In order to display Breadcrumbs in all pages, install and activate the Yoast SEO plugin.
From plugin settings > Features tab, enable Advanced settings page. After that you’ll be able to enable the Breadcrumbs feature from the Advanced menu.
View more instruction here.

Video Page

You can create a Video page like this one from the demo using the free YouTube plugin.

Custom Sidebars/Widget Visibility

You can configure each widget individually on which page it appears by using the Widget Visibility feature from Jetpack plugin or a different Custom Sidebars plugin.

Social Icons in the Header like Demo

Social Icons in the footer can be added using Social Icons widget (free plugin created by WPZOOM). Once you install the plugin, activate it, go to Widgets page, and add the Social Icons by WPZOOM widget to the Header Social Icons widget area.

How to Change Logo, Colors and Fonts.


In Academica Pro 3.0 many options can be changed and customized from Theme Customizer. You can access the Customizer from Themes Page.

In Site Identity you can upload your own logo image.

In Header Options you can select to hide the search icon or a specific menu.

Set up Homepage

In order to create a homepage like the demo, you have to create a new static page with one of the 4 available Homepage page templates:

and then set it as you Front Page in Settings > Reading.

Set up the Blog Page

To create a Blog page, you need to create a new static page and set the Blog Archives page template to it:

Adding Posts/Pages to Featured Slider

By default Academica Pro 3.0 displays Featured Posts in the Slideshow. You can change it to display Pages from Theme Options > Homepage > Homepage Slideshow:

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  1. To add a new post or page in the slider on the homepage, edit the post/page you want to feature and check the Show in Homepage Slider option.
  2. Upload a Featured Image to the post/page.
  3. By default, Featured Posts will link to their page, while in Featured Pages you can add optionally a link and a button

Configure 3 Columns Under the Slideshow

Academica Pro 3.0 includes a new useful widget called WPZOOM: Image Box. This is a simple widget that allows you to upload an image and link to different pages from your site or to external sites.

The widget can be placed in the 3 widget areas below the Featured Slider on homepage or in other widget areas like Sidebar.

Configure Mobile Menu

Starting with Academica Pro 3.0 you can control what menu is displayed on mobile devices. All you have to do is to go to the Menus page, create a new menu or assign an existing one to the Mobile Menu location.

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Add a Button in the Logo Menu

To add a button in the menu next to the logo, you have to enter a custom CSS class to a item from that menu: wpz-button:

If you don’t see the CSS Class field, just enable it from the Screen Options button in the top-right area.

Widgets

To add widgets in the Sidebar or Footer of this theme, you’d need to access Appearance -> Widgets menu, and drag widgets to your widgetized areas to activate them.

Widgets Structure in Demo

Load Default Widgets

From Theme Options you can load automatically default widgets, exactly as in theme demo. All you have to do is to navigate to Theme Options -> Import/Export -> Widgets and click the button Load default widget settings

FAQ

How do I change summary content (Excerpt) for a post?

On editing page of a post, look for a field called Excerpt. You can add here summaries for your posts each time you want to adjust manually the length of text which appears in Slider, Recent Articles, Post Archives or when you simply want to have a different text than the automatically picked excerpt.

How can I change the number of posts on homepage?

  1. Go to Settings > Reading
  2. Find Blog pages show at most option, and change the number of posts.

How do I add a Contact Form?

You’d need to install Jetpack plugin and activate the Contact Form feature.

Last updated on June 12, 2017
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