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Overview

Riven Documentation v1.0

ArrowHiTech Jsc Is one of the Vietnamese leading IT outsourcing companies which puts high-quality services and customer’s satisfaction our top priorities. Since our establishment in 2007, we have increasingly widened our skills and our HR so as to meet all the demands of the customer all over the world with our dedicated services focusing on Web design & development, Extension/ Theme building, Mobile applications/ Games development and Internet marketing.

Version: 1.0
Author: ArrowHiTech.
Designed by: ArrowHiTech


Install WordPress

If you haven't have a working version of WordPress, you need to install it first in order to install Riven theme. You can find many instructions to install WordPress in WordPress Codex or the Instructional Video created by Woo Themes. Below are some helpful links for you about WordPress information.



1. Install Theme

1.1 Installation

- Requirements for Theme

You can click here to find out more about requirements of WordPress.

Below are three requirements for working version of WordPress, php, and mysql.

You also need to make sure that your host can comply with follow requirements. We recommend using WP Engine or Blue Host for all your hosting needs.

  1. Your web host has the minimum requirements to run WordPress.
  2. Your host are running the latest version of WordPress.
  3. You can download the latest release of WordPress from official WordPress website.
  4. Always create secure passwords for FTP and Database.

- Recommended PHP Configuration Limits

Low PHP configuration limits can cause many issues. When related issues occur, you need increase your PHP limits to a minimum as follows:



1.2 Theme Installation

- Install new theme manually via FTP Client

In order to add a new Theme to your WordPress installation, follow these basic steps:

  1. Download the zip package of Riven theme in ThemeForest
  2. Unzip Riven.zip package which you can find inside Theme files folder.
  3. Connect to your FTP server and navigate to the WordPress installation folder.
  4. Go to wp-content/themes/ and upload Riven folder.
  5. Open WordPress admin panel (navigate through web browser to the folder where you have installed the WordPress e.g www.your_domain.com/wp-admin/) and go Appearance > Themes on admin sidebar. Activate Riven theme.


- Install Theme via WordPress Admin Panel
  1. Open WordPress admin panel (e.g www.your_domain.com/wp-admin/) and go Appearance > Themes on admin sidebar and click "Add New" button.


  2. After that, click Upload Theme link and upload zip package of Riven theme(


  3. Once uploading theme is finished, it will install theme automatically.

    You can click Activate link or go to Appearance > Themes on admin sidebar to activate theme.

Once theme is installed, you need to install Required Plugins to get full working features.



1.3 Plugins Installation

- First method

Install plugins via "Begin installing plugins" message.

After installing and activating the theme you will see the message about installing required plugins at the top of the page.

You should click Begin Installing plugins link in order to install needed plugins for Riven theme.

You will be redirected to Install Required Plugins page, here you will find all of the theme required plugins. In order to install these plugins, you just need to check all of them and select install then click apply.

- Below are list of required plugins for Riven.

- Second method

Install plugins via WordPress Admin Panel.

Besides, you can install some plugins for Riven by navigating Plugins > Add New in admin sidebar. After that, enter plugin name to search plugin and click "Install Now".


When installation process is done, you can click Return to Required Plugins Installer and select active then check all plugins to active these plugin.

- Third method

Install plugins manually (Via FTP)

If you want to manually install plugins, you can follow some basic steps below.

  1. Download your WordPress Plugin to your desktop and extract plugin folder if it is a zip archive.
  2. With your FTP program, upload the Plugin folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory online.
  3. Go to Appearance > Plugins and find the newly uploaded Plugin in the list.
  4. Click Activate to activate it.

After finishing plugin install, you need to configure the plugins.



1.4 Plugin Configuration

WPBakery Page Builder for WordPress is drag and drop frontend and backend page builder plugin that will save you tons of time working on the site content. You will be able to take full control over your WordPress site, build any layout you can imagine – no programming knowledge required. Moreover, now you can choose either work on a backend or move your page building process to frontend and instantly see changes you make.

You can see here for more details.

After installing the WPBakery Page Builder, please go to WPBakery Page Builder > Role Manager. In the post types field, you should select Custom and check 'post' and 'page' checkbox . After making the changes, remember to click Save Changes button.


Go to MailChimp for WP > MailChimp to access general setting page of MailChimp. You should connect to your mailchimp account by entering API Key.


Also, in order to make MailChimp Form work effectively, you should navigate to MailChimp for WP > Forms in admin sidebar and click Save Changes.

For detail instruction, please click MailChimp for WP.

Once Required Plugins are configured, you may be interested to install sample content as our demo sites. In the next section, we will guide you about demo installation.


Go to Avatars > Settings to access general setting page of Avatars.


Interative approach to set avatar for Awesome User Experience

- Step 1: Select "Choose images"


- Step 2: when selected, will show up as pictured below. Then, select "Choose images"


You can select images that you like

- Step 3: . After the changes, remember to click Save Changes button.



1.5 Demo Installation

- First Method

Install demos via Riven option.

The First, You must active plugin ArrowPress Importer

With Riven theme, you will be able to import several demos seperately. Riven contains 22 awesome demos for you to choose. Let select which one you like and click install to start import process.

Before installing demos, remember to check all PHP configuration to ensure your server meets all requirements for a successful import. Please read Install Theme > Installation for all requirements.


In order to import demo, you must import dummy content. After import dummy content successfully, you can choose which demo version you want and click Import Content as normally.


After that, click button Import Content


Note: If this method don't work with your server, you can try import all demos by second method.


- Second Method

Remember that your site database will reset entirely after using this method.

Please follow steps lised below to import demo.

- Step 1: Install and activate All-in-One WP Migration plugin to use this method.

- Step 2: Download Demo backup file.

- Step 3: Upload backup file to wp-content/ai1wm-backups folder.

- Step 4: Navigate to All-in-One WP Migration > Backups on admin sidebar

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- Step 5: Click Restore button and wait for few seconds. You will see success message after click continue.

- Step 6: Login to the site with account: Username: admin, Password: admin. After login with this account, you can change username and password back to your credentials.

- Step 7: If you want to change demo version, you should select demo in Theme Options > Import Demo > Import Demo on admin sidebar. Please read the message and click OK.

- Third Method

Import demo data manually.

Note: Please remember to install all needed plugins before import demo data. If you have not install plugins, please see Plugins Installation to finish that step.

- Update the Menu sub

Riven supports custom menus, you can make modifications to them from the Menus option. Menus can contain links to Pages, Posts, Categories, Custom Links or other content types.


a) If you want to add a link to your social media profile or another location. You use the custom link option.

- Simply click on the custom link tab in the left-hand column to expand it. You will notice that it only has two fields. The first one is for URL where you will need to add the actual link you want to add. The second field is labeled link text where you will add the anchor text for the link.


- Drag each item into the order you prefer

b) All menu items can be edited by simply clicking on the downward arrow next to a menu item.


c) You can remove a link in the same way you edit them. Just click on the downward arrow icon next to a menu item, and you will notice a red Remove link.


2. Build Your Site

2.1 Build Your Site

Please read carefully Theme Installation / Plugin Configuration before perform these follow configurations.

2.2 WP Configuration

- WordPress Configuration

You can adjust WordPress settings as follows:

2.3 Theme Options

Riven provides several usefull options for you to explore. You can find all options after clicking Riven link in the top page or in the admin sidebar.


You can see Theme Options for more details.

2.4 Menu Setup

1) Create New Menu

In order create new menu, you can navigate to Appearance > Menus in admin sidebar then click Create a new menu link. Give your new menu a name and click "Create Menu" button.

You can add new menu item by dragging item you prefer from the column on the left.


After that, remember to assign theme location for your new menu.

2) Create Custom Menu Links For One-Page Websites

To create custom menu links for One-Page Websites . Please follow steps below:

- Step 1: Activate One Page Navigator for WPBakery Page Builder

Open WordPress admin panel and go Plugins > Installed Plugins on admin sidebar

- Step 2: Select "Activate" One Page Navigator for WPBakery Page Builder Plugin


Then, WordPress admin panel will appear as follows


- To create a custom menu link, you will need to add a new link to your menu using the Appearance > Menus tab in your WordPress Dashboard

- Once you have created a new menu and assigned it to your new menu location

- You can choose theme location: One Page Gamelanding or One Page Applanding


- You can start adding links to your header. In this case, we will be creating a custom link by clicking the "Link" tab on the left hand side of the page

- Drag each item into the order you prefer. Click the arrow on the right of the item to reveal additional configuration options.


- We need to link to the ID that we assigned to our section earlier. In this case, You can add any "nameID" that you like. We can link to that ID by creating a URL pointing to "/#nameID"


- Remember to enter "nameID" of one page must match the "nameID" that you added earlier


You can use this same method to create as many custom links as you want. Simply enter a URL of "#/" followed by the ID that you want to target.

2.5 Header Setup

Go to Riven > Header in order to access header setup page.

General, Riven supports 2 types of header with show/hide my account links and search options which you can see demo in the pictures below.


To find out more about these options, you can go to Theme Options > Header.



3. Theme Options

Riven provides many options for you to customize your page effectively. These options are organized into logical tabbed sections which will be very easy for you to navigate. Because of the sizable amount of options, we cannot go over them in full detail here in our documentation. We encourage you to please take some time and navigate through each tab to see what we offer. See below for screenshots and short descriptions of Riven Options panel.

- There are 2 ways to access theme options.

1) Click Riven links in the top of page.

2) Click Riven in admin sidebar.


- After that, you will see a logical tabbed sections including a lot of tabs for you to discover. Below sections will go through each tab in detail for you.


3.1 General

- In this tab, you will see options for layout and logo icon. Specifically, there are 2 possible sidebar position for you to select either left or right or event you can choose to hide your sidebar. For logo customization, you can freely to upload your desired logo image. Below will be a screenshot about these options.


3.2 Skin

There are 5 sub-tabs:

  1. General: After navigating to this sub-tab, you will see some options for you to set background color or background image, primary color and highlight color for hover and active links. Furthermore, general font for your website is customizable with several google font family available as well as font weight, font style, font size and line height.

    In order to create a login and register page, you go to Pages > Add New in admin sidebar. Enter page title such as "Login" or "Register" and select Login Page template if you want to create a login page, otherwise, choose Register template for your register page.


  2. Footer: You also can change background color for footer.


  3. Breadcrumbs: Riven provides option for you to modify background image. .


  4. Typography: Riven provides several choices to modify color as well as font family and font size of h1, h2, h3, h4, h5 and h6 font.


  5. Custom: this tab allows you to enter your custom css code.



3.3 Header

These options enable you to change header appearance with 2 types of header. Besides, there are existing selection for you to decide whether or not to display account links, search form in header. Also, Riven provides option to enable or disable sticky menu. Note that this option is only available for header type 2.


3.4 Footer

- Riven supports 3 options for you to modify you footer display including change copyright text.


3.5 Blog & Single Post

Riven gives you multiple selections for blog and single post.



3.6 Social

These options let you enter social links for Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube.

If the Url empty, the social icon will not display.


4. Content Types

To use Riven content type, please ensure that Riven Post Types plugin, which allows you to create some custom post types, is already installed. If not, you can install this by following some steps below.

4.1 Post

- General Information

Riven provides many options to present your blog posts, along with different blog layouts. In addition, Blog options will let you to enter short description to display. Particularly, Riven blog provides a lot of blog format such as image, video, audio and gallery.

For blog content type, Riven provides Layout Options box including a lot of options such as choosing header, sidebar and show or hide page title.



- Creating / Editing Posts

Step 1 - Navigate to Posts in your WordPress admin sidebar.

Step 2 - Click on the Add New option to make a new post. Create a title, and insert your post content in the editing field. Beside, you can add post content using visual composer by click "Backend editor".


Step 3 - Add Categories from the right side. To assign it to the post, check the box next to the category name.


Step 4 - Add Tags from the right side. Type the name of the tag in the field, separate multiple tags with commas.


Step 5- Add Image Gallery if you want to display gallery slider in its detail page.

In order to add gallery images for your post, you should click add image(s) button.


Step 6

- Add Featured Image if you want. In order to add featured image for your post, click the first Featured Image Box, select an image and click the Set Featured Image button.


- For a Video and Audio post, you need to get Audio or Video embed link and paste it to "Video & Audio Embed Code" textarea in Blog Options box.


Step 6 - Select options for page layout if you want different page layout for your post.

Step 7 - Once you are finished, click Publish or Update in the right side to save the post.



4.3 Members

- Creating / Editing Members

Step 1 - Navigate to Members in your WordPress admin sidebar.

Step 2 - Click on the Add New option to make a new member. Enter member name in title field.

Step 3 - Click the first Featured Image Box, select an image and click the Set Featured Image button.

Step 4 - Add additional information for member including occupation, facebook link, twitter and instagram link.

Step 5 - Once you are finished, click Publish or Update to save the member.



5. Shortcode

Remember to install and activate Riven Shortcodes plugin.

In order to add shortcodes using visual composer, you should enable visual composer editor and select the element you want to add. If you click the following button, will be show the popup.



There are several content elements for you to choose. Specifically, Riven enable user to use Utimate VC Addons with several effective shortcodes.

- Screenshot of all elements in riven


- Screenshot of available shortcodes in Utimate VC addons



6. Widgets

6.1 Riven Blog widget


6.2 Riven Social widget

This widget lets you to make change of block title to whatever you want.

- Enter link social you want to display


6.3 Riven Search widget

This widget lets you to make change of block title to whatever you want.


6.4 Riven Archives widget

This widget lets you change block title to whatever you want.

- Riven latest tweets widget settings

6.5 Riven Advertisment widget

This widget lets you to make change of block title to whatever you want.


6.6 Riven Text widget

This widget lets you to make change of block title to whatever you want.


6.7 Riven Tag widget

This widget lets you to make change of block title to whatever you want


6.8 Riven Newsletter widget

This widget lets you to make change of block title to whatever you want.



7. Update

7.1 Update Theme

Before updating the theme, we want you to know that updating the theme don't affect to your site data. All of your content and theme settings are preserved.

To avoid the unwanted problem, you should backup the theme files or even theme options you select in Riven Options. Normally, the theme options you select in Riven Option won't change after updating the theme

Backup Theme Files

- Backup of the theme folder (riven) which located in wp-content/themes/

Backup Theme Options

  1. Go to Riven Options > Import/Export

  2. Click Copy Data in Export section. You should paste it to a new file to save it.

Update using FTP

  1. Go to http://themeforest.net/downloads and find Riven theme.

  2. Click the Download button next to Riven theme and choose to download the "Installable WordPress File only" which is just the WordPress file, or choose the "All Files and documentation" which is the entire package that contains everything.

    riven-doc

    If you download "All Files and documentation", you should extract it and you will find theme folder named riven.zip which is located inside "Theme files" folder. Unzip the theme zip file(riven.zip) to get the "riven" theme folder. .

  3. Replace the old theme folder in wp-content/themes/ with new theme folder you extracted in previous step.
  4. If you made changes anything in the theme files in wp-content/themes/riven, you will need to update the changes again to the new theme files.

  5. If the options you select in Riven Options is lost, you should go to Riven Options > Import/Export > Import from File > Paste the content you save in Backup Theme Options steps. Click Import to import theme options.


7.2 Update Plugins

For some plugins like WPBakery Page Builder, Ultimate Addons, ArrowPress Importer you should update manually these plugins.

  1. Please go Plugins.

  2. Select and deactivate these plugins.

  3. Select and delete these plugins.

  4. Please go Appearance > Install Plugins.

  5. Select and install these plugins.

  6. Select and activate these plugins.

8. Translation

Use WPML

WPML is the most popular plugin for multi language support. Below you will find documentation their team created for using WPML plugin. If you've purchased WPML and have any questions or issues, please check the links below.




9. Site Speed Up

We recommend using the WP Super Cache, W3 Total Cache plugins.