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Derive – Customize Post Options

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Posts Options can be changed in Customizer > Post Options:

You will find there separate options to customize the posts appearance on Homepage, Category pages and Individual posts pages.

In the Single Posts section from Post Options you have a lot of control on each detail, and you can even re-order the elements from the header or from area after the post content:

Derive – Customizations: Logo, Colors and Fonts

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In Derive theme 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 Post Options you can adjust different settings for blog posts in different locations, including single posts pages.

In Header Options you can hide the top menu and search form in the header.

In Footer you can change the number of widget columns in the Footer.

Derive – Recommended Plugins

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Recommended Plugins (free)

Beaver Builder (Lite) – a very powerful front-end page builder which works great with Derive.

WPZOOM Addons for Beaver Builder – with this plugin you will have access to more modules in the Beaver Builder

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, Infinite Scroll.

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.

Newsletter Plugins

You can add a newsletter subscription form in widget areas or in builder by installing the MailPoet Newsletters plugin. The plugin is free and also includes a widget called MailPoet Subscription Form

Using MailChimp? Try these plugins then:

Mailchimp for WordPress – you can use this plugin to connect with your MailChimp account and add a newsletter form on the homepage or other widgetized areas.

Mailchimp Top Bar – this plugin allows to add a newsletter bar at the top of your website.

eCommerce Support

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 to a page like in the demo simply install the WPForms plugin by following these instructions.

Do I Need Beaver Builder Premium?

It depends! If you’re happy with the Lite version of the Beaver Builder, the theme will work great with it as it is. In case you want to unlock even more features, then you should definitely upgrade!

EXCLUSIVE DEAL: All WPZOOM customers receive a $10 discount when purchasing a premium version of Beaver Builder.
Find more details on the Deals page.

Here are our favorite features from Beaver Builder Standard ($99):

  • 30 Landing Pages Layouts
  • Content Templates
  • Additional modules: Contact Form, Tabs, Slider, Pricing Table, Map, Blog Posts, Subscribe Form, Social Icons, and many more.
  • Save, export, and reuse full-page layouts, rows, and modules.
  • Build your own custom modules.

Derive – Overview, Demo Content Importer, Quick Specs

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Theme Quick Specs

  • Responsive – Yes
  • Theme Width – 1200px
  • Post Content Width – 800px

Demo Content Importer

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

Theme Overview

The theme works best when you display your Latest Posts on front page or create a static page in a page builder like Beaver Builder.

Customize Colors, Logo, Fonts and other

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


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