Welcome to Handel Documentation. Here you will find the all the useful detailed instructions to use Handel theme.
Welcome to Handel Documentation. Here you will find the all the useful detailed instructions to use Handel theme.
Hey there! We are very pleased that you have chosen Handel for your website, you will not be disappointed! Before you get started, please be sure to always search our Documentation and Knowledgebase, and also watch our Video Tutorials. We provide you with all the details you need to use Handel. It can only be used with WordPress and we assume that you already have WordPress installed and ready to go. If you do not, please follow this link to see our section on WordPress to help you get started.
Thanks, and enjoy!
To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. If you need help installing WordPress, follow the instructions in WordPress Codex. Below are all the useful links for WordPress information.
To use Handel, please make sure you are running WordPress 4.7 or higher, PHP 5.6 or higher, and MySQL 5.6 or higher (for legacy environments also PHP versions 5.3.x will work but it is recommended to be on at least PHP 5.6 and preferably PHP 7.0. WordPress recommends PHP 7). We have tested it with Mac, Windows and Linux. Below is a list of items you should ensure your host can comply with.
To check your system status please go to Codeless -> System Status on the manin WP menu.
Many issues that you may run into such as; white screen, demo content fails when importing 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 your web host and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows:
When you purchase our theme from ThemeForest, you can download the Handel files via the 'Downloads' tab on your ThemeForest account. When you download Handel, you have 2 options, eather dowload 'All Files & Documentation' or the 'Installable WordPress File Only'. The former includes the theme files and supporting documents, while the latter only includes the theme's installable WordPress file. The latter is recommended when you're only looking to update/install the theme manually. Aside from the digital files you get when you purchase the theme, you also obtain exclusive services that will help you as you use the theme. Below is a full list of everything that is included when you purchase the theme and download all the included files.
All of our items come with 6 months of included support and free lifetime updates for your theme. After the 6 months period, you have the opportunity to extend support coverage up to 6 or 12 months further. If you choose to not extend your support, you will still be able to submit bug reports via email or item comments and still have access to our online documentation knowledge base and video tutorials. Envato clarifies item support here http://themeforest.net/page/item_support_policy We have an open forum system to answer the question. Support is limited to questions regarding the theme’s features or problems with the theme. We are not able to provide support for code customizations or third-party plugins. If you need help with anything other than minor customizations of your theme, we suggest enlisting the help of a developer.
On September 1st, 2015, Envato changed their terms and conditions for item support and introduced paid item support for Themeforest and CodeCanyon. When you purchase a theme, you will be granted an inclusive 6 months period of support for that item. When this expires you can choose to extend your item support for a further 6/12 months at a fee. Please continue reading below to learn more about item support, or click to read Envato's 'What Is Item Support?' article.
You are eligible to renew or extend your support subscription if you have less than 6 months support remaining and the author is still supporting the item. The cost of purchasing support can vary according to the different periods of your subscription. For example, extending your support subscription while it's still active costs less than renewing it when it has expired. To learn more about this, please read Envato's 'Extending and Renewing Item Support' article found here.
In this case you will not be granted access to hands on support. You will however continue to receive theme updates that contain bug fixes, new features and access to our online documentation, help files, video tutorials and the community forum.
There are 3 scenarios for when you can extend or renew item support; At the time of purchase, during your support period, and after your item support has expired.
After theme installation it's required to activate it for beeing able to use the theme. You need to enter your email and the theme purchase code at theme activation screen like in the screenshot below. This registration is requested before installing demo data and plugins, for a reliable and secure theme setup.
Go to Download page at your account on Themeforest, search Foli theme in the list of purchased items and go to item page. Click Support tab and there you will find the purchase code and the support extension validation.
When purchasing Handel from ThemeForest, you have two licensing options. The Regular License, and the Extended License. The billing, licensing terms and process is purely handled by Envato (the company who owns ThemeForest), and we have no control over these aspects. To learn more about what each License is for and which one to purchase, continue reading below.License Information Purchase another license
You can install the theme in two ways: through WordPress, or via FTP.
The Handel.zip file is the Installable WordPress Theme and what you need to use to get the theme installed. There are two ways to install Handel, via WordPress or via FTP. First, you need to download the Handel files from your ThemeForest account. Navigate to your downloads tab on ThemeForest and find Handel. Click the download button to see the two options; The Main Files and the Installable WordPress Theme. See below.
There are two ways you can install the Handel theme. You can choose to install it via WordPress, which is what will be outlined in this article, or via FTP. Before you can install Handel, you need download the necessary theme files from your ThemeForest account. Continue reading below for more information.
If you get the "Are You Sure You Want To Do This" message when installing Handel.zip file via WordPress, it means you have an upload file size limit that is set by your host. If this happens, please install the theme via FTP or contact your hosting company and ask them to increase the limit.
Step 1 – Login to your ThemeForest account and navigate to your 'Downloads' tab and then locate your Handel theme purchase.
Step 2 – Click the 'Download' button and choose to either download the 'Installable WordPress file only', which is just the WordPress installable file, or choose to download 'All Files & Documentation' which is the full Handel theme package.
Step 3 – For instructions on how to install the theme via WordPress, click here
Step 1 – Log into your server installation via FTP. You can use software such as Filezilla for this.
Step 2 – If you have downloaded the Full Theme Package from ThemeForest, please unzip the master Handel.zip file and then select only the Handel folder.
Step 3 – Upload the extracted Handel folder to the wp-content > themes folder on the server. Make sure the folder name is -> Handel.
Step 4 – Log in to your WordPress Dashboard and navigate to Appearance > Themes and clicking the ‘Activate’ button, for the Handel theme.
Step 5 - Then go to Codeless Panel. Enter your email and purchase code to register your copy. Only after registering with success you will be able to use any theme settings and features.
There are three ways to update your theme. Before you update, it is best practice to always check our update notes. Also we strongly recommend you to make a backup of your previous theme folder. See the information below for more.
Before you update, it's best practice to always check our Important Update Information article which is updated for each new version, and to make a full backup of your theme folder, files and entire database. If you update via FTP, it's important that you delete (not replace) the old Handel theme folder, Codeless Builder and Core plugin folders. They need deleted because if you only replace the folders, then old files can be left on the server and can cause issues. When you update via WordPress admin, these folders are automatically deleted.
These two plugins are created both by Envato and server the same purpose. They help you take track of the available updates of theme and all the plugins you have purchased from Envato. You can update them by one click. The later one is a follow up of the first plugin and will also replace Envato Toolkit in a near future. So we strongly suggest to install Envato Market plugin.Step 1 – Go to Envato Toolkit plugin option panel: Step 2 – Enter your Envato Username and Secret API key. To generate an API key, select Settings from the Envato account dropdown, then navigate to the API Keys tab. Multiple API keys can be generated so it is recommended to use one per application.
To use the Envato Market plugin, follow this tutorial.
We strongly recommend to make sure that you have a current backup of your web site, including your
wp-content folder, your
wp-config.php file, and your
.htaccess file in your WordPress installation folder, and a copy of your WordPress database. You can use these to revert back to your original site if anything unexpected happens during the update process. If you are not familiar with the backup proccess and can not do this yourself, there are several plugins available that completely automate that process for you, such as: UpDraft Plus and WordPress Backup Buddy. If you are using the Revolution Slider and have added custom css, please make a backup of the styles because those will be removed when you update. You can also backup your Handel Theme Options on the Backup tab in
Appearance > Theme Options > Backup.
You should completely remove all previous Handel theme folders before adding the new updated theme folder, or you could end up with WP path issues, etc.
If you rename your theme folder when you update, then the path is no longer valid. WordPress stores menus and widget settings and some other settings by folder path. You need to rename your theme folder back to what it was before, and your settings, menus, widgets will be restored. Make a copy of your current theme folder before you upload the new theme.
It is always recommended to reset all caching systems after an update, including theme cache, your browser, plugin (e.g. W3 Total Cache), and server cache. Visual issues may happen and more often than not, its caused by caches, and they need to be emptied. Each browser allows you to remove cookies, history and other data. If your theme version is not updated after uploading the new files, it is due to a server-side caching system. Some hosting providers have server-side cache systems installed to optimize the speed of content delivery, please clear any server-side cache or ask your host to do it. This is also true for google pagespeed setups or cloudflare setups. View our general cache information that describes the various forms of cache and how to clear them.
If you have copied template files from parent theme to child theme. Please make sure to revert to parent theme first to confirm if the issue exists there too. If it doesn’t, please update the templates copied to child theme with the parent theme.
When you update the theme, you will see a notification message in your admin telling you the required and recommended plugins need to be updated. Follow the onscreen prompts to install the plugin updates. Our Codeless Builder plugin is the only required plugin and it has to be installed and activated for theme features to work. Make sure you are always using the most recent version of the Codeless Builder plugin (this will not be an issue if you keep theme up to date). It will be installed automatically upon installing or updating your theme. If you dismiss the prompt or do not see it, then you can go to Appearance > Install Plugins page and install the plugin that way. Every time you update the theme, the plugin also will be updated.
This is one of the most important features like importing demo template for you to work on it instead of starting th esite from scratch. Handel comes with a handfull of build-in demo's. Just choose the one that is more suitable for your site and in a few click it'll be all done! .
The automatic setup wizard will help you configure your new website. The importer will upload for you all pages and posts, some sample sliders, widgets, Theme Options and more. This is recommended to do on fresh installs. It will not replace content like posts, pages, portfolio, etc. and it will not delete current menus or sliders. It will, however, configure and use the selected demo menus, add sliders and replace Theme Options, Reading Settings and Widget Settings.
The child theme is a copy of theme that inherits all Handel options and styling. Here you can customize the default styles and options to your wish. All you have to do is install child theme and activate it. After this you can edit out child theme files to your wish. Since this is independent from the parent theme, all the custom changes made to it will not be affected by future theme updates.
But as the name says, it is a child theme. So for it to work properly you MUST have installed the parent theme first. In the paragraph above you learned how to install theme.
Read below the steps to install and use a child theme:
You MUST have installed Handel theme before using a child theme!
Step 1 – The methods to install a theme are the same as the parent theme. You can import it via Wordpress or ftp.
Step 2 – You need to have downloaded the Full Theme Package from ThemeForest, in order to have the child theme folder. Unzip the master Handel.zip file and then select only the Handel-child theme folder.
Step 3 – Zip and upload the extracted child theme folder to the
Wordpress > Themes > Add New in your Wordpress dashboar. Or leave as it is and upload the folder into your
wp-content > themes folder on the server. Make sure the folder name is -> Handel-child.
Step 4 – Log in to your WordPress Dashboard and navigate to
Appearance > Themes and click the ‘Activate’ button, for the Handel Child theme.
You do not need to register your purchase code again. This step is already completed when you first installed the parent Handel theme.
We present you the new live customizer. Using this new feature you can change and see at the moment all your customization in the site and page, live. Make all the changes you want to pages and save them ONLY after you have finished all the work. To access the customizer go to your Appearance > Customize.
Check out the current active theme in your site.
Set up Responsive Layout, options about Nice Scroll, Favicon, Page comments, Back to Top, 404 error message, page transitions and other theme features.
Select type of header to use, Header Layout, global header options. Set up logo image or font. Assign styles for other header elements such as header box layout, background, border, menu etc. Here you can assign a sticky header too and style it. Customize the menu and Top Navigation Area.
The styling section covers most of all theme's styling options. From Primary color used for prepended text (In, By, etc..), counter ("3" categories for example), quote icon, current pagination to Heading, Blog, Portfolio, Buttons and much more.
The general website layout options. This can be overwrite from Blog Layout and from single page/post layouts.
All Blog Styles and options. Select one of the blog styles that you want to use as a default template. Overwrite the default all pages layout option, set a custom layout for blog
Footer Options and Layout. Use this option to change layout of footer. You can use the UI on the page too. Switch On/Off Copyright on website.
Set a title and tag line to present your website.
Configure here all Portfolio Page and single portfolio items options.
As the title implies, add, remove and customize site menus here. Assign a menu to your site and add/remove menu items to existing menus.
This section is responsible for the widgets. Select the area you want to add or remove widgets from and after clicking on it, you will be able to see all of it's current widgets. Customize them to your wish.
Similar to your old default Wordpress Static page, thi ssection specifies whither you will be using your post's page as a home page or a static page.
Click on an element on the page on the right side panel of your screen, the optiins of the element will display in this section of theme options.
For easy access you can select some page options at the right-bottom side of the screen. Click here for more info about page options.
Click any elemnt in header of your site and the options of header will be displayed here. Click here to view all the header options.
List of your current portfolio items. Add new item by clicking on the plus icon or edit out existing items by clicking on them. A new list of options will enfold. So that you can customize each portfolio item differently.
The part of menu settings to add your team profiles and customize them.
Add your customer's testimonials for your awesome work here.
Add and edit website posts in this section.
Add and edit website pages in this section.
This is the main section where you can customize a specific page's settings. Change it's title, layout, header type, publishing date or featured image.
All theme styling options.
Add a new blank page template here.
Click here if you have finished customizing your page (or want to check the result so far) and want to give a live look to all recent customizations.
Images are an important part of a website. They make it flatering and eye-catching if presented in the right dimensions and resolution. In this Options Section you can define all image sizes of site. Leave the width and height empty to display the full image. Leave empty the height attribute to disable the crop.
To find the option go to
Codeless > Image Sizes.
Image Resizing - Codeless Theme has the ability to create only the needed thumbnails. For ex, if you add a blog featured image, it will not create automatically all image sizes, it will create only the blog featured image size. Disable this feature if you use CDN. If you disable this feature you need to regenerate thumbnails.
Add Custom Size - Here you can add a new id for a custom image size. You can edit width, height after Save. The new size will be shown at Other Section. After setting the new image size you can use it over your webpage.
Blog Entry - Used as default for all blog images.
Blog Entry Small - Used for Blog Grid and Carousels, News, Media, Alternate.
Blog Post - Used for Blog Grid and Carousels, News, Media, Alternate.
Width: Specify the width of the image
Height: Specify the height of the image
Crop Location: Crop is the action where wordpress forcefully resizes the image you upload to the specified dimensions. Select one of the drop down option to specify the position where the crop should start. Leave default of you do not want to crop images.
Portfolio Entry - Used as default for all portfolio grid.
Team Entry - Used as default for all team members.
Use to add additional image sizes to use for other part of the site.
Welcome to Codeless Builder! New kind of page builder you will change everything in seconds and you will see it live. The Codeless Page builder it is faster like no other builder on the market. You will change everything on the fly. It is intuitive and simple. Codeless Team have used the best Technology inspired by Medium Editor and SquareSpace. For the first time even portfolios, staff, clients, testimonials will be added in realtime. Access any element option, section, background, font, color, border etc by click directly on the live site on the right window and set all this options on the left option sidebar. Please read below for information about it's functionalities.
This is the Codeless Builder Welcome page. Useful tip are displayed to help you undestand how it works.
Once you've activated Handel's required plugin - Codeless Builder, you can now use the Codeless Builder to build your pages or posts, and even custom post types. To start using it just click Customize on your WP dashboard.
When creating pages or posts with the new Codeless Builder, first you should add row then select the columns into row settings then add elements. Place the pointer at the top left corner of the page below hte header and click the light gray circle that is showing up. It will add a new row. Then hover the pointer on the added row and click the column icon at the right top corner of the row. Select the layout you want. Then add elements. See the below screenshots.
Place the pointer at the top left corner of the page below the header and click the gray circle icon that is showing up. It will add a new row.
Click on the 'edit' icon at row options. The row options will be dispalyed at the left panel in customizer.
Here are the main options available for row:Layout - Select type of layout (into container or stretch content), Full height row, Custom container width
The rows can be moved with drag and drop everywhere ins the page. Also the row have the option to clone it adn delete it.
Shiftand drag your mouse to change padding and margins.
After adding a row it contains 1 column, to change the column number go to row icon (hover) click the column icon and select the layout you want. To change the column setting click the column icon inside that row. At the left panel will show up the column options.
Here are the main options available for columns:Horizontal/Vertical align - Horizontal/Vertical Alignment of elements into this column(container).
An element can be added very easy everywhere in page clicking the gray ballon icons that appeat hovering the row or columns.
This is the list of all available elements:
Other elements will be added continuously to the list.
For most of the elements, they have some predefined templates which can be selected clicking in 'list' button beside 'add' button.
The main options of elements are:Clone - It duplicated the elements.
Content blocks are predefined group of element to make the creating of similar pages easier. The content blocks can be added in backend -> clcik at Content Block at the main WP menu. After creating it, edit with Customizer and add the elements you want. Save the page. This content block will be displayed at 'content block' tab when adding elements in column.
Ready made content blocks will be added continuously to the list.
One of the most powerfull key features of Codeless Buidler is the live edit on any content. New kind of page builder you will change everything in seconds and you will see it live. The Codeless Page builder it is faster like no other builder on the market. You will change everything on the fly. It is intuitive and simple.
Click on any content, title, image, icon or even custom post type to edit it instantly in seconds.
Just place the mouse in any text on the page and write, it's that simple.
There are 2 ways to edit portfolio items:
Open the portfolio page, click at a single portfolio item. The single portfolio item options will display at the left side panel in customizer. The cahnges are implemented live.
Go to Portfolio items at Customizer menu and search the portfolio item you want to edit. In the customizer will be displayed the single portfolio options and the portfolio single item at the right side.
For more info about portfolio and portfolio items please click here.
The same thing works with team. Go to team section, click on edit icon on a team member and you will see the options of that team will be loaded at the customizer panel. For more info about team options please click here.
The same thing works also with testimonials. To add a new testimonial click the '+' icon and enter the information at the left panel. To edit a testimonial, go to testimonial element, click on edit icon on a testimonial and you will see the options of that team will be loaded at the customizer panel. For more info about team options please click here.
It's very easy to edit an icon, just click at the icon and a list of icons will be displayed. Select one from the list and it will change instantanly. To find easy an icon you can search it at the search field. For more information please click here.
With Codeless Builder is very easy to edit widgets, go to footer or sidebar area and click the edit blue icons to edit the widgets. The widget options will display at Customizer panel. See the below image:
Logo Builder is another powerful feature of Codeless Builder. Create the logo instantanly adn see the changes live. Drag and drop it everywhere in header. Click the logo edit icon that is displayed when hover the logo. Teh logo options will be displayed in Customizer.
Logo options:Logo type - Select the type: font logo or iamge.
The main header options are at Header in the main Customizer menu. Header has it's elements that can be placed anywhere with drag and drop.
To add elements at header, click one of the gray ballons that appear in header area when hovering it. The options of each element will be displayed at Customizer panle when selecting them. The available elements for the header:Social Icon - Add social link, select the socials you wnat to display, select fort size, color, border style, display mode, space between icons, icon alignment, line height, margins and paddings.
Within Handel WordPress Theme you will get a total of 27 elements and we are going to describe each one of them in this section. We should include also the fact that we'll add other elements from time to time.
There is an easy way to show all the elements : you simply click on the black line below the main menu. But you can also add elements on every section possible, by clicking the icon located on left and right of the rows and columns.
See the image below.
Rows are the base unit on a theme layout. They are the column layouts that can placed inside of sections. Rows can be accessed easily with our builder:
General SettingsThese settings show everything about customizing the entire row from layout, columns, attributes, to animations, video (self-hosted, youtube or vimeo) and responsivity.
Design SettingsThe Design Settings include everything about the paddings and margins between elements and the row, the border style/size and color, text and background color, background image and background overlay.
A normal Header has included the menu and the Page Header. No struggles around to add and customize the Page Header : now you can add it as a new element.
Completely customize the text typoghraphy, font size, font weight and even including animations in just a few clicks.
Just add a Custom Heading in every section that you want and customize it in a minute.
There are a lot of customizing options for buttons.
Our Builder makes it easy to add images, videos or live photos anywhere on the page. All images support lazy-loading, and come with different animation styles. Media modules can be placed in any column that you create, and their size will be adjusted to fit.
Add and customize your gallery in no matter of time. Simply choose your photos and star to edit them live.
The divider element is perfect for creating a horizontal line rule and for adding structure and organization to your site.
Services customization is unlimited with our builder. Transform everything from icons, to distances between title and content, including animation effects.
Testimonials are a great way to encourage trust from your visitors. With our builder you can easily add and setup a testimonial. To create a testimonial go to Theme Options > Testimonials and add a new one clicking on the plus icon.
To create a new team member go to Theme Options > Team and add a new one clicking on the plus icon.
Portfolios are a must have in your site, even it is a business or a creative one. They represent you. By portfolios the customers are able to create a better version of you.
You can add a portfolio element on every section of your page and customize it endlessly.
They include everything from portfolio layout, to special filters, alignment, space adjustments and animations.Overlay Options
These options include all the items overlay styles, effects and colors.For more detailed information about all portfolio options, go to Portfolio Options.
The Portfolio item options include the item title, slug, status, date, featured image and from here you can also open the Editor and edit the content using shortcodes too.For more detailed information about portfolio items, go to Portfolio Items.
The blog page is one of the wordpress most important and basic pages. It show of a list of all your posts. You can now customize it in different styles to showcase the articles in the most effective and nice layout you can.
There are two ways to assign the blog page for your Wordpress installation.
The old fashioned and wordpress default option to assign the post's page. For this, please go to
Settings > Reading. Assign a static page for home and the blog page.
Assign the blog page using solely theme options. To access this option follow the track:
Appearances > Customize > Static Font Page. Just as in the default wordpress settings, you get to assign here hte home page and the blog page.
There are more than 100 options to style and customize your blog page. Scroll down for a detailed specification for each.
Select one of the blog styles that you want to use as a default template. These are the available styles:
Enable if you want to make this style boxed with small shadow around each post.
The Animation type controlls the way the posts will be loaded into your ppage when you first open (or refresh) blog page.Blog Page Layout
Assign a sidebar and it's position for the blog. Avalable options are: Default, Fullwidth, Left Sidebar, Right SIdebar, Dual Sidebar.Set the exact blog width
Set a custom width for your blog in fullwidth layout only.Set Blog Align
As the title implies, this option gives you the option to change the alignement of the blog posts positioning. Avalable options are: Left, Center, RightBlog Posts Layout
Change the layout of blog posts, you can add custom sidebar for posts also. Avalable options are: Fullwidth, Left Sidebar, Right SIdebar.Blog Post Style
Select one of the blog single post styles. These are the available styles:> Classic Style, Modern Style, Custom Style.Enable Auto Excerpt
If enabled you will see only a small part of content. If disabled all post will show.Excerpt Length
If excerpt is enabled. Here you can specify the exact length of the excertp to show.Blog Share Buttons
Select Social share buttons that you want to use on blog page. A list of available share buttons will be listed if you click on the gray field. Click on each social you want to add. All the present socials have the share option available. Some social networks do not offer a share facility so they can not be added here.Blog Overlay Style
Select the style of overlay of blog image on hover. Available options are: None, Color Overlay, Zoom and color, Grayscale.Overlay Icon
Select the icon you want to show up on hover of the blog post. Available options are: Plus, Arrow Right, Expand, Image, Lightbox.Entry Image Link
Disable if you dont want that image linked with post.Blog Page Filterable
Will add a filter to your blog based on the post categories. Available options are: Disabled, Small Square, Fullwidth.Blog Lazy Load
Another alternate option to load the posts images in the blog page. The lazy load will load image posts as you keep scrolling down the blog page.
Will add a bar with additional information for the blog post. Such as post author, date created and categories it belongs to.Show Author Meta
If enabled will show the author of post right after the featured image.Show Categories Meta
If enabled will add the categories list of the post, under the featured image.Show Date Meta
If enabled will add the creation date of the post.
Will add a vertical bar with additional interaction tools for the blog post. Such as social shares, comment count and post likes number.Show Share Buttons
If enabled will add the shares icon. Click on it for the full list of available shares for this post.Show Comments Count
If enabled will add a comment icon displaying the number of comments for the post. If clicked on it you can go to the comment section.Show Post Likes
If enabled will add the likes icon. Each visitior can 'like' your post by just clicking on this icon. This will also display the amount of likes a post has gathered.
Here is where you specify how do you want the blog pagination method.Pagination Style
Select the style of pagination. Available options are: With page numbers, Next/Prev, Load More, Infinite Scroll.Pagination Align
Specify the position of the pagination. You can chose from: Left, Right, Center.Enable Slider Pagination
This option if enabled will add pagination to the slider of posts.Enable Slider Prev/Next
This option if enabled will add the Next/Prev arrows to your post slider. (It will affect only the gallery posts)Enable Slider Loop
This option if enabled will set the post slider in a loop.Enable Slider lazy Load
This option if enabled will set the slider images into a lazy load. Each image will load by the time they will show up. Not since the page loads.Blog Slider Direction
Select the type of styling for the slider images to load. You can chose from: Scroll, Fade, Cube, Coverflow, Flip.Blog Slider Speed
Move the scale to specify the value of slider speed. If left at 0, it will remove autoplay.
In this block of options you can customize the single blog post options.Single Blog Shares
If enabled, it will add the social shares into the single blog post.Single Blog Tag
If enabled, it will add the list of tags into the single blog post.Single Blog Author Info
If enabled, it will add the post's author name into the single blog post.Single Blog Related Posts
If enabled, it will add other related posts into the single blog post.Single Blog Pagination
If enabled, it will add pagination to the single blog post. So you can nagivate directly to the next/previous post without needing to go back to the blog page.
Portfolio is a kind of that personal space that you want to take care in a special way. It is used to dispaly mainly your works, business or creative ones, but we are going to put something new.
Breaking the rules, our builder lets you add a portfolio as an element on every page section. Even the portfolio items are not the same. They are treated like pages, where you can add any element you want and have your own freedom to built the portfolio you like. There are more than 100 options to style and customize your portfolio page. Scroll down for a detailed specification for each.
When adding a portfolio element to the page, some pre-created item will be shown. You can edit them clicking on the little icon located on right-bottom of each portfolio item.
You can add a new portfolio item at :
Select the portfolio item format. Available options are: Thumbnail, Slider and Video.The Layout
First you need to choose in what format your portfolio will be displayed : Masonry, gGid, Inline. Select the format on portfolio general options. For every format choosen, the layout of Portfolio item can be : Default, Wide or Large.Title
Enter the title of portfolio item.Status
Select the status of the portfolio item. Available options are : Draft, Pending Review, Private, Published, Scheduled.Date
Enter the date according to timezone.Content
If you wish you can also edit the content of portfolio item with the Editor. Shortcodes are available too.Featured Image
Select the features image of the portfolio item.
Let's add a new portfolio item :
This portfolio item includes a page header, gallery, 2 custom headings and 2 text elements. You can choose to display the comments also.
Now let's see the Options of the Portfolio as an element. The options are divided into :
Choose the portfolio layout. Available options are : Grid, Masonry, Inline.Style
Choose the portfolio style. Available options are : Classic, Classic Excerpt, Media and Title, Only Media.
Choose how many columns the portfolio items will be displayed.Columns (Items) Gap
Drag to adjust the space between portfolio items.Image size
Choose the images size. Available options are : Default, Full, Blog Entry, Blog Post, Portfolio Entry, Team Entry.Justify Gallery
Calling Justified Gallery, the disposition of all the thumbnails is changed to fill all the spaces (justification). Switch on this option if you want to hava an elegant and modern justified gallery.Justify Row Height
Drag to adjust the justify row height.Justify Item Margins
Drag to adjust the justify items margins.Carousel
Switch on if you want items to be displayed in carousel.Pagination
Choose how the pagination form will be displayed. Available options are : Page Numbers, Next/Prev, Load More, Infinite.Filters
Choose the items filter layout. Available options are : Disabled, Small Square, Fullwidth.
Choose the filter alignment, Available options are : Left, Right, Center.Images Filter
This is definitely new! Choose an filter for the portfolio images. This works like instagram : choose a cool filter for the images. Now your portfolio can have it too. Available options are : 1977d, Aden, Brannan, Brooklyn, Clarendon, Earlybird, Gingham, Hudson, Inkwell, Kelvin, Lark, Lo-fi, Maven, Mayfair, Moon, Nashville, Perpetua, Reyes, Rise, Slumber, Stinson, Toaster, Valencia, Walden, Willow, X-Pro.
Switch On if you want to add a boxed shadow. Works only on Classic and Classic with Excerpt.Animation
Choose an animation effect.Categories
Choose the categories of the items.Items per page
Choose the number of items per page.Order By
Choose how do you want your portfolio item to be ordered, Available options are : Post ID, Author, Title, Name, Date, Modified.Order
Choose the order of items. It can be ascending or descending.
Choose the style of the portolio items overlay. Available options are : Color Overlay, Zoom and Color, Grayscale Hover, Two Icons.Layout
Position of content into the overlay ( icons, title, tags ). Available options are : Center, Icon Top/Content Bottom, Content Top/Icon Bottom.Show Title
Switch on if you want to show the title of the portfolio items.Title Style
If the title is enabled, choose the style of it. Available options are H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6.Show Categories
Switch on if you want to show the categories of the portfolio items on overlay.Show Icon
Switch on if you want to show an icon on overlay.Icon
If Show Icon is enabled you can choose here the style of the icon. Available options are : Plus, Arrow Right, Expand, Lightbox, Lightbox amp; Link.Distance
Drag to adjust the distance between portfolio overlay and photo corners.BG Color
Choose the background color of the overlay.Overlay Bg Color
Choose a gradient as the overlay background. Available options are : Azure Pop, Love Couple, Disco, Limeade, Dania, Shades of Grey, Dusk, Delhi, Sun Horizon, Blood Red, Sherbert, Firewatch, Frost, Mauve, Deep Sea, Solid Vault, Deep Space, Suzy.Content Color
Choose the content text color between light and dark.Content Animation
Choose an animation for the content.
To set up your header you need to have first a menu. After the first install, based on the demo you have selected to install, there will already imported a default menu. But supposing these steps did not take place and you have to set up header from scratch, these are the steps to take.
First you will have to create a menu. To do so please go to your admin options panel. Access it from
Appearance > Customize. Scroll down to the
Add a Menu option and proceed in creating your first menu.
After successfully creating the menu, you will see it listed in the
Menus options. Go to
Menus > Menu Locations. Select
Handel Main Navigation from the dropdown list. Save changes.
After successfully setting up header menu, you can now proceed in styling it. For this, here is the section to check out. Header Layout, global header options. This is the section containing all the neccesary options to configure and customize your website header. Check below for a list of all available options functions explained.
Header Strech - use this option to specify the header strech. Avalable options are: Into Container, Fullwidth.
Header Layout - use this option to specify the location and at the same time, the type of header layout. Avalable options are: Top, Bottom, Left, Right.
Boxed(Outter) Header - adds padding and margin around the header.
Main Menu Style - select the main menu style from the dropdown list. Avalable options are: Simple, Border Top, Border Bottom, Border Left, Border Right, Border Effect, Background Color
Extra Header Row - Used for Blog Grid and Carousels, News, Media, Alternate.
Logo Type - use this option to specify the logo type to use. Avalable options are: Font logo, Image logo.
Logo Font - use this option to if you are usign a font logo to further edit it out. A live example of a font logo is the default theme Handel logo. Use the listed options to change it. Avalable options are: TFont Family, Subset, Font Size, Variant, Letter Spacing, Text Align, Text Transform, Font Color.
A list of different custom options to further customize the logo and header as a hole. Check below the options to use:
Header Box Design - as the title implies here you can change the header box by setting up padding and margin to it. The live changes will give you a preview of the result.
Space between Elements - this is more clear if you have other elements in your header other than logo and menu items. If you add a button or socials or anything else, use this ruler to specify the distance between these elements.
Header Height - move the ruler to increase or decrease the header height. Works on Top, Bottom Layouts or when outter boxed header is activated.
Background Color - click on the circle to open up a color picker. Pic a color from the palete to use as your header background.
Background Image - used to add an image as header background. Select a file from your computer and upload it here.
Border Style - select a style for the header border (if set up in previous options). There are many styles from the solid border, Dotted border, Dashed..etc. Scroll down the list to check them all.
Border Color - click on the circle to open up the color picker. Pic a color from the palete to use as the header border color.
Add Shadow - Not only border, but add a light shadow that will look awesome on white pages.
Menu Typography - find here a list of styling options to customize the menu typography. Such as font family, size, subset, line height, variant, letter spacing, text align, text transform and color.
Space between Menu Items - scroll the ruler to increse or decrease the distance between the menu items.
Items with submenu typography - find here a list of styling options to customize the submenu typography. Such as font family, size, subset, line height, variant, letter spacing, text transform and color.
Simple Items typography - used to edit the typography of the single menu items that do not have any sub-items.
Space between Elements - move the ruler to change the distance between elements.
These styles are applied to all dropdown, megamenu and mobile menu background.
Background Color - click on the circle to pic a color from the palete to use as the dropdown menu , mega menu and mobile dropdown background color
Item Hover BG Color -click on the circle to pic a color from the palete to use as the dropdown menu , mega menu and mobile dropdown item on hover background color
Item Hover Font Color- click on the circle to pic a color from the palete to use as the dropdown menu , mega menu and mobile dropdown item on hover font color.
Separators Color- click on the circle to pic a color from the palete to use as the dropdown menu , mega menu and mobile dropdown separators color.
Set up a sticky header.
Sticky - check to set ON sticky header.
Sticky BG Color -click on the circle to pic a color from the palete to use as the sticky header background color
Sticky Content Color- select between the two styles of color. Dark or light version.
Add Shadow- check this option ON to add shadow to sticky header.
Switch on to active Top Header Navigation Row, than you can add elements.
Top Header Row - check to add a top navigation area.
Header Height -scroll ruler to set up a height for the top navigation. Initially set as 30px. This is also the minimal height allowed for it.
Background Color- click on the circle to pic a color from the palete and use as the top navigation area background color.
Default Header Style
Fullwidth Header Style
Fullwidth Header Style, opened
Centered with Underline Header Style
With button Header Style
Header with Top Navigation
Side Header Style
The mega menu is one of the most used menu styles. It allows you to include a great number of pages in one single menu item and grouping them into columns. To use the Mega Menu with Handel theme, you have to set it up using Wordpress default menu options.
Go to your
Appearance > Menus. Select the menu you want to edit, open the menu item that will be used as mega menu column and check the
Check if you want to use this item as megamenu option. Proceed in adding other menu items under it to populate the mega menu column.
Example of a Mega menu.
In this section you can edit out your menu.
Edit current items navigatin labels and linked pages by clicking on the triangle icon at the right.
-Reorder current items using the
-Add more items by clicking on the
-Set current menu as theme's main menu by checking the
Handel Main Navigation checkbox.
Automatically add new top-level pages to this menu by checking the checkbox in Menu options.
From bold and interactive footer, to simple and clean one, our builder takes goog care for the Footer section too. You can add any widget you want on it and customize the style to fit your requirements.
Switch on if you want to show footer.Footer FullWidth
Switch on if you want footer content without container.Footer Layout
Use this option to change layout of footer. Available options are : 1 Column, 2 Columns, 3 Columns, 4 Columns, 6 Columns, 1/4 3/4, 3/4 1/4.Footer Centered Content
Switch on to center content of column.Show Copyright
Switch On/Off Copyright on website.Footer Reveal Effect
Switch On/Off to activate reveal footer effect.
Choose the footer background color.Footer Second Color
Used for inputs, textarea and other more darken area.Widget Title
Choose a color for the footer widgets title.Footer Body Color
Choose a color for the footer body (content) text.Footer Link Color
Choose a color for the footer links.Footer Link Hover Color
Choose a hover color for the footer links.Footer Borders Color
Choose a border color for footer.Distance From Top
Choose the distance between footer and page content.Distance From Bottom
Choose the distance between the footer and the bottom of page.Distance Between Widgets
Choose the distance between footer widgets.
Choose the copyright background color.Copyright Body Color
Choose a color for the copyright body (content) text.Copyright Link Color
Choose a color for the copyright links.Copyright Link Hover Color
Choose a hover color for the copyright links.Copyright Borders Color
Choose a border color for copyright.Content Distance From Top
Choose the distance between copyright content and top.Content Distance From Bottom
Choose the distance between copyright content and bottom.
Sliders are a powerfull elemnts of every website, they are used to display imporant content to catch the users attention. Handel includes 3 sliders: Revolution Slider, Layer Slider, Fusion Slider. We also include other slider types for pages/posts and carousels. Each slider can be used on any page or post and has its own set of unique options. below are listed the slders options and the instructions how to use them.
Sliders can be added in any part of the site, as elements. Search them at the list of builder elements. See the below screenshot:
The available options for slider are the same as for any element: Edit slider options, Clone slider, delete slider and drag and drop it anywhere is site.
Except for Codeless Slider which is incorporated in theme, the other sliders (Rvolution Slider) dummy data can be imported right after theme activation at Theme Setup. You can import slider dummy data any time manually at Revolution Slider (or Layer Slider) panel options. The slider dummy data filer are included in theme package (the one you download from Themeforest) at "slider_dummy_data" folder.
The Revolution Slider allows you to easily export/import your slides. It's always a good idea to backup your slides so you can easily import them again if you ever need to.
Codeless Slider is one of our important elements and features. The first Slider that can be edited directly live on the page and you can also check how it will look with the rest of the theme.
Please follow the instructions below to create an amazing and simple slider with Codeless Slider.
Handel includes the most popular and best seller Slider Revolution Created By ThemePunch. This slider is a beautifully animated slider that is 100% responsive and has some amazing options. Here we have outlined the most important featurest and instructions but you can find the full sldier documentation at the official plugins page.Revolution Slider Documentation Purchase Plugin For Auto Updates
It's very easy to add revolution sldier in every part of the page using Visual Builder. You can find it at the list of elements. Revolution Slider element has the same options as all the elements, it can be deleted, cloned, moved with drag and drop anywhere on page.
Handel includes the popular Layer Slider Created By Kreatura. It is slider for creating image galleries, content sliders, and slideshows with must-see effects, even from your WordPress posts and pages. Below we have described how to cerate a slider with Layer Slider and how to add it on page. For more info about Layer Slider please read the Layer Slider documentation.
When you purchase Handel theme (any other theme) that bundles Revolution Slider and Layer Slider you get to use these Sliders with the theme. However, your purchase of Handel does not give you an individual license for the Revolution Slider and Layer Slider to use or download as you wish. Due to license rules, we can only issue new plugin updates when we issue new theme updates. So anytime Handel is updated, the latest plugin for the Revolution Slider and Layer Slider will be included. This is according to the licensing rules enforced by Envato, and is something out of our control and must abide by. We ensure that the included plugin updates don't have any critical bugs, or conflict with our own update.
Due to the license rules, the only way to get automatic plugin updates is to purchase the plugins individually through CodeCanyon. Doing this provides you with a regular license for the plugin and a purchase code that can be used for Automatic Plugin Updates.
When purchasing Handel, you'll be provided with a unique Purchase Code that you can use to receive auto-updates, theme support and demo installation. The purchase code you receive can only be used for the Handel theme, not for the included 3rd party plugins. The 3rd party plugins that come with Handel can still be used and used as the plugin advertises, however since they are bundled with the theme they can only be used on your Handel site, and do not come with their own individual purchase code that allows you to recieve premium support/features from the individual plugin author. We provide support for the plugins included in our theme.
You can only register the Layer & Revolution Slider plugins if you have purchased them individually from CodeCanyon. The status of the plugins state that the site is not authorized to receive updates, this is no cause for alarm. Rest assured that these messages can be ignored and that with every new version of Handel we release, we always make sure to include the latest available versions of the plugins that come bundled with the theme.