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Alchem User Manual

Introduction

Guide introduction

In this user guide you will find all required information to get your site up. It is mainly introducing how to get setup with the theme, use WordPress theme Alchem to make one-page and multi-page site and change demo date to what you need. Specific description of the various functional modules, features and principles, theme related questions and bugs or issues that occur when using the theme.

WordPress Theme Alchem

WordPress is most likely to be the first platform that many take into consideration when setting up a website. It is a general trend in the world now. Alchem is a free business WordPress theme. With default skins in customization, you can easily change default style. As to built-in homepage sections, full screen slider and Magee shortcode generator, all can help building one page or multi page corporate websites in an easy way. Also, available customizable theme can definitely fit more corporate needs.

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Compatibility

Alchem is compatible with the WordPress version 4.0 and later (PHP v.5.2.4 or greater. MySQL v.5.0.15 or greater). Most JavaScript enabled browsers will make our themes work with no issues. They are designed and optimized for desktops, tablets and smartphones. Currently we are testing themes in

  • Google Chrome (Mac and PC)
  • Firefox (Mac and PC)
  • Internet Explorer 10 and later (also, we’re making sure that site remains readable in IE 9)
  • Safari (Mac and PC)
  • Opera (based on Blink/Chromium engine; Mac and PC)
  • Safari Mobile
  • Chrome (on iOS and Android)

Installation

Free Version Installation

Method 1. Download from WordPress.Org

Step 1

Go to Appearance> Themes, click on Add New, search Alchem.

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When the Alchem theme appears, click Install button, then the WordPress will start downloading the theme.

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Step 3

Active the theme

Method 2. Upload the Installable Theme File

Step 1

Download the theme from wordpress.org or Mageewp.Com

From wordpress.org

Upload the Installable Theme File

From Mageewp.Com

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Step 2

Go to Appearance> Themes in the Dashboard, Click on the Add New button

Upload the Installable Theme File 4

Step 3

Click on Upload Theme Upload the Installable Theme File 5

Step 4

Select the file you have downloaded before, Click Install Now

Upload the Installable Theme File 6

Step 5

Hit Activate to activate the theme after it is successfully uploaded

Upload the Installable Theme File 7

Pro Version Installation

For pro version, you need to purchase it first, after that, download the pro theme file in our website. Then follow these steps below

  • Go to Appearance> Themes in the Dashboard
  • Click on the Add New button
  • Click on Upload Themes
  • Select the Alchem.zip file
  • Click Install Now
  • Hit Activate to activate the theme after it is successfully uploaded

Magee Shortcodes Plugin

After activate the free version Alchem theme, you will see the tip on the top of Appearance/Themes like below. The plugin Magee Shortcodes will enhance the Alchem fuction, so we highly recommend installing it.

Magee Shortcodes Plugin

Just click ‘Begin installing plugin’.

NOTICE

When updating free version to pro version, before you activate the Alchem Pro, try deactivate the Magee Shortcode firstly, because Pro theme had pro Magee Shortcode plugin installed already, otherwise the two shortcode plugin would cause conflict and some installation problem.

Home Page

Home Page Setting

Step 1

Create a new page by navigating to the ‘Pages’ tab in your WordPress admin sidebar. Once here, click the ‘Add New’ button at the top of the page.

home page a

Step 2

Input a new name for your page, then find the ‘Page Attributes’ box on right side. Under the Template section, select the ‘Front Page’ option from the dropdown list.

home page b

Step 3

Setting up your home page is the same as setting up any other regular pages, except that you need to specify in the settings which page will be your Main Home Page.

  • Navigate to Dashboard > Settings > Reading interface.
  • In the ‘Front page displays’ section choose ‘static page(select below)’ radio-button.
  • In the ‘Front page’ selector choose the page you want to be the Homepage from the Front Page dropdown list.

reading setting

Save changes and the Alchem homepage will then display.

Home Page Options

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize, click Customize, you will see option set in the left side of the front end.

options

Click Home Page in the customize, you will be able to edit the sections of the Alchem homepage, like banner, slogan, service and so on.

Home Page Options

Part 1 Home Page Animation

Home Page Animation means animation visual effects showcased with home page open. You can choose whether to enable Home Page Animation or not by YES or NO in the section below.

Part 2 Home Page Style

Alchem is built with several home page style for your choice (Default/ Simple/ Fresh/ Elegant-pro only/ Passionate-pro-only/ Natural-pro only).

For example

Default

default

Simple

simple

Fresh

fresh

NOTICE

Once style changed, you need to click Save & Publish button and refresh the page to apply the change.

Section 2

Home Page Section – Tagline

1. Content Model- Default

Choose Default to fill this section form with fixed layout.

1.1 Content Model – Default – Color

Set font color for this section

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Tagline

Step 3

Scroll down to Color part, Click ‘Select Color

Step 4

Drag the circle with your mouse, choose a color. If you have a particular color in mind, you can instead add the unique hexcode in field provided. (you can also control the transparency of your chosen color by moving the rightmost slider up or down)

1.2 Content Model – Default – Background Image/Color

Unlike Banner section, there is no defaulted Background Image, you can set whether Background Image or Background color.

eg. 1

Set Background Image

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Tagline

Step 3

Go to Background image part, Click ‘Select File’

Step 4

Select files (you can upload files from your computer or you can simply choose one from the media library)

In this way you can no longer set background color, since background image can overlay background color.

eg. 2

Set Background color

If you want no background image for this section, you can set Background color for it.

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Tagline

Step 3

Scroll down to Background Color part, Click ‘Select Color

Step 4

Drag the circle with your mouse, choose a color. If you have a particular color in mind, you can instead add the unique hexcode in field provided. (you can also control the transparency of your chosen color by moving the rightmost slider up or down)

Tips

Alchem offers default background color for tagline section, once you are puzzled about color setting, just click ‘default’ on the right side.

1.3 Content Model – Default – Section Padding

Change Section Top/Bottom Padding by input numbers in pixels respectively.

eg.

Top Padding ‘10px’ ; Bottom Padding ‘100px’

The tagline section would be like this

tagline section

1.4 Content Model – Default – Slogan Title / Slogan Content

Input Slogan Title and Slogan Content in the appointed sections below.

Tips

Use HTML code <br> to start a new line.

1.5 Content Model – Default – Button Text / Link

Alchem offered a defaulted button on the tagline section, you can choose whether to showcase it or not.

eg.

Activate the button

Input characters you want it present into Button Text section.

You can also add a link in the Button link section, that’s when you click the button, it will turn to where your added link points to(set whether you want the link target open in a new window or stay on the same window by Button Link Target drop down list).

eg.

Deactivate the button

Just keep the Button Text section blank.

1.6 Content Model – Default – Section ID

This id is used for advanced custom css or codes, if you are not good at that, just keep it default.

2. Content Model- Custom

Users can also define their own style instead of fixed layout by setting Content Model as Custom. HTML Code and Shortcode are allowed.

NOTICE

Do remember, once Content Modal is set as Custom, you can no longer get all changes done by previous options. If you are not good at html code, we recommend you the Default model, since it is well designed and can meet multiple needs, surely would be helpful for you.

Tips

Scroll down to the end you will see one checkbox like this.

hide section

Check this checkbox Hide Section, the whole tagline section would be hide from the homepage, be careful when you check it.

NOTICE

Once style changed, you need to click Save & Publish button and refresh the page to apply the change.

Section 3

Home Page Section – Service

This section is designed for you to introduce the services from your company, the features of your product, etc.

1. Content Model- Default

Choose Default to fill this section form with fixed layout.

1.1 Content Model – Default – Color

Set font color for this section

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Service

Step 3

Scroll down to Color part, Click ‘Select Color

Step 4

Drag the circle with your mouse, choose a color. If you have a particular color in mind, you can instead add the unique hexcode in field provided. (you can also control the transparency of your chosen color by moving the rightmost slider up or down)

1.2 Content Model – Default – Background Image/Color

Unlike Banner section, there is no defaulted Background Image, you can set whether Background Image or Background color.

eg. 1

Set Background Image

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Service

Step 3

Go to Background image part, Click ‘Select File

Step 4

Select files (you can upload files from your computer or you can simply choose one from the media library)

In this way you can no longer set background color, since background image can overlay background color.

eg. 2

Set Background color

If you want no background image for this section, you can set Background color for it.

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Service

Step 3

Scroll down to Background Color part, Click ‘Select Color

Step 4

Drag the circle with your mouse, choose a color. If you have a particular color in mind, you can instead add the unique hexcode in field provided. (you can also control the transparency of your chosen color by moving the rightmost slider up or down)

1.3 Content Model – Default – Section Padding

Change Section Top/Bottom Padding by input numbers in pixels respectively.

1.4 Content Model – Default – Title / Subtitle

Input Title and Subtitle in the appointed sections below.

1.5 Content Model – Default – Columns

Alchem offers three kinds of columns for you to choose from. You can decide by the number of your services.

1.6 Content Model – Default – Font Awesome Icon/ Feature Box

Alchem offers 6 Feature Boxes for usage. You can set them one by one.

1.6.1 Font Awesome Icon

Input icon name or you can upload icon by yourself.

1.6.2 Feature Box Title/ Content

Input Feature Box Title and Content in the section.

1.6.3 Title Link/ Link Target

You can also add a link in the Title link section, that’s when you click the button, it will turn to where your added link points to(set whether you want the link target open in a new window or stay on the same window by Link Target drop down list).

Tips

Feature Boxes all worked respectively. Do remember to match numbers of it when you edit this section.

1.7 Content Model – Default – Section ID

This id is used for advanced custom css or codes, if you are not good at that, just keep it default.

2. Content Model- Custom

Users can also define their own style instead of fixed layout by setting Content Model as Custom. HTML Code and Shortcode are allowed.

NOTICE

Do remember, once Content Model is set as Custom, you can no longer get all changes done by previous options. If you are not good at html code, we recommend you the Default model, since it is well designed and can meet multiple needs, surely would be helpful for you.

Tips

Scroll down to the end you will see one checkbox like this

hide section

Check this checkbox Hide Section, the whole service section would be hide from the homepage, be careful when you check it.

Section 4

Home Page Section – Recent Works

1. Content Model- Default

Choose Default to fill this section form with fixed layout.

1.1 Content Model – Default – Background Color

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Recent Works

Step 3

Scroll down to Background Color part, Click ‘Select Color

Step 4

Drag the circle with your mouse, choose a color. If you have a particular color in mind, you can instead add the unique hexcode in field provided. (you can also control the transparency of your chosen color by moving the rightmost slider up or down)

Tips

Alchem offers default background color for recent works section, once you are puzzled about color setting, just click ‘default’ on the right side.

1.2 Content Model – Default – Background Image

Unlike Banner section, there is no defaulted Background Image, you can set whether Background Image or Background color.

eg.

Set Background Image

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Service

Step 3

Go to Background image part, Click ‘Select File

Step 4

Select files (you can upload files from your computer or you can simply choose one from the media library)

In this way you can no longer set background color, since background image can overlay background color.

1.3 Content Model – Default – Section Padding

Change Section Top/Bottom Padding by input numbers in pixels respectively.

1.4 Content Model – Default – Title / Subtitle

Input Title and Subtitle in the appointed sections below.

1.5 Content Model – Default – Columns

Alchem offers three kinds of columns for you to choose from. You can decide by the number of your services.

1.6 Content Model – Default – Font Awesome Icon/ Feature Box

Alchem offers 8 Image Boxes for usage. You can set them one by one.

1.6.1 Image

If you don’t want the default image, click ‘Remove’. You can also upload new image by clicking ‘Change File’.

1.6.2 Image Link

You can also add a link in the Image link section, that’s when you click the button, it will turn to where your added link points to(set whether you want the link target open in a new window or stay on the same window by Link Target drop down list).

Tips

Image Boxes all worked respectively. Do remember to match numbers of it when you edit this section.

1.7 Content Model – Default – Button Text / Link

Alchem offered a defaulted button on the recent works section, you can choose whether to showcase it or not.

eg.

Activate the button

Input characters you want it present into Button Text section.

You can also add a link in the Button link section, that’s when you click the button, it will turn to where your added link points to(set whether you want the link target open in a new window or stay on the same window by Button Link Target drop down list).

eg.

Deactivate the button

Just keep the Button Text section blank.

1.8 Content Model – Default – Section ID

This id is used for advanced custom css or codes, if you are not good at that, just keep it default.

2. Content Model- Custom

Users can also define their own style instead of fixed layout by setting Content Model as Custom. HTML Code and Shortcode are allowed.

NOTICE

Do remember, once Content Model is set as Custom, you can no longer get all changes done by previous options. If you are not good at html code, we recommend you the Default model, since it is well designed and can meet multiple needs, surely would be helpful for you.

Tips

Scroll down to the end you will see one checkbox like this.

hide section

Check this checkbox Hide Section, the whole service section would be hide from the homepage, be careful when you check it.

NOTICE

Once style changed, you need to click Save & Publish button and refresh the page to apply the change.

Section 5

Home Page Section – Features

1. Content Model- Default

Choose Default to fill this section form with fixed layout.

1.1 Content Model – Default – Color

eg.

Set font color for this section

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Features

Step 3

Scroll down to Color part, Click ‘Select Color

Step 4

Drag the circle with your mouse, choose a color. If you have a particular color in mind, you can instead add the unique hexcode in field provided. (you can also control the transparency of your chosen color by moving the rightmost slider up or down)

1.2 Content Model – Default – Background Color

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Features

Step 3

Scroll down to Background Color part, Click ‘Select Color

Step 4

Drag the circle with your mouse, choose a color. If you have a particular color in mind, you can instead add the unique hexcode in field provided. (you can also control the transparency of your chosen color by moving the rightmost slider up or down)

1.3 Content Model – Default – Background Image

Unlike Banner section, there is no defaulted Background Image, you can set whether Background Image or Background color.

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Features

Step 3

Go to Background image part, Click ‘Select File

Step 4

Select files (you can upload files from your computer or you can simply choose one from the media library)

In this way you can no longer set background color, since background image can overlay background color.

1.4 Content Model – Default – Section Padding

Change Section Top/Bottom Padding by input numbers in pixels respectively.

1.5 Content Model – Default – Title / Subtitle

Input Title and Subtitle in the appointed sections below.

1.6 Content Model – Default – Image

Input image link in the appointed sections below.

1.7 Content Model – Default – Font Awesome Icon/ Feature Box

Alchem offers 6 Feature Boxes for usage. You can set them one by one.

1.7.1 Font Awesome Icon

Input icon name or you can upload icon by yourself.

1.7.2 Feature Box Title/ Content

Input Feature Box Title and Content in the section.

1.7.3 Title Link/ Link Target

You can also add a link in the Title link section, that’s when you click the button, it will turn to where your added link points to(set whether you want the link target open in a new window or stay on the same window by Link Target drop down list).

Tips

Image Boxes all worked respectively. Do remember to match numbers of it when you edit this section.

1.8 Content Model – Default – Section ID

This id is used for advanced custom css or codes, if you are not good at that, just keep it default.

2. Content Model- Custom

Users can also define their own style instead of fixed layout by setting Content Model as Custom. HTML Code and Shortcode are allowed.

NOTICE

Do remember, once Content Model is set as Custom, you can no longer get all changes done by previous options. If you are not good at html code, we recommend you the Default model, since it is well designed and can meet multiple needs, surely would be helpful for you.

Tips

Scroll down to the end you will see one checkbox like this.

hide section

Check this checkbox Hide Section, the whole section would be hide from the homepage, be careful when you check it.

NOTICE

Once style changed, you need to click Save & Publish button and refresh the page to apply the change.

Section 6

Home Page Section – About Us

1. Content Model – Custom

Users can define their own style by Custom Model. HTML Code and Shortcode are allowed.

Tips

Scroll down to the end you will see one checkbox like this.

hide section

Check this checkbox Hide Section, the whole section would be hide from the homepage, be careful when you check it.

NOTICE

Once style changed, you need to click Save & Publish button and refresh the page to apply the change.

Section 7

Home Page Section – Our Team

The section mainly introduces your team to the public and shows your teammate to promote your business.

1. Content Model- Default

Choose Default to fill this section form with fixed layout.

1.1 Content Model – Default – Color

eg.

Set font color for this section

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Our Team

Step 3

Scroll down to Color part, Click ‘Select Color

Step 4

Drag the circle with your mouse, choose a color. If you have a particular color in mind, you can instead add the unique hexcode in field provided. (you can also control the transparency of your chosen color by moving the rightmost slider up or down)

1.2 Content Model – Default – Background Color

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Our Team

Step 3

Scroll down to Background Color part, Click ‘Select Color

Step 4

Drag the circle with your mouse, choose a color. If you have a particular color in mind, you can instead add the unique hexcode in field provided. (you can also control the transparency of your chosen color by moving the rightmost slider up or down)

1.3 Content Model – Default – Background Image

Unlike Banner section, there is no defaulted Background Image, you can set whether Background Image or Background color.

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Our Team

Step 3

Go to Background image part, Click ‘Select File

Step 4

Select files (you can upload files from your computer or you can simply choose one from the media library)

In this way you can no longer set background color, since background image can overlay background color.

1.4 Content Model – Default – Section Padding

Change Section Top/Bottom Padding by input numbers in pixels respectively.

1.5 Content Model – Default – Title / Subtitle

Input Title and Subtitle in the appointed sections below.

1.6 Content Model – Default – Columns

Alchem offers three kinds of columns for you to choose from. You can decide by the number of your team members.

1.7 Content Model – Default – Avatar

Alchem offers 8 Avatar Boxes for usage. You can set them one by one.

1.7.1 Avatar Image

If you don’t want the default image, click ‘Remove’. You can also upload new image by clicking ‘Change File’.

1.7.2 Avatar Link

You can also add a link in the Avatar link section, that’s when you click the Avatar Image, it will turn to where your added link points to in a new window.

1.7.3 Name/ Byline/ Description

Just input relevant message in appointed sections below.

1.7.4 Social Icon

Input icon name and relevant icon link one by one (4 at most).

Tips

Avatar Boxes all worked respectively. Do remember to match numbers of it when you edit this section.

1.8 Content Model – Default – Section ID

This id is used for advanced custom css or codes, if you are not good at that, just keep it default.

2. Content Model- Custom

Users can also define their own style instead of fixed layout by setting Content Model as Custom. HTML Code and Shortcode are allowed.

NOTICE

Do remember, once Content Model is set as Custom, you can no longer get all changes done by previous options. If you are not good at html code, we recommend you the Default model, since it is well designed and can meet multiple needs, surely would be helpful for you.

Tips

Scroll down to the end you will see one checkbox like this.

hide section

Check this checkbox Hide Section, the whole service section would be hide from the homepage, be careful when you check it.

NOTICE

Once style changed, you need to click Save & Publish button and refresh the page to apply the change.

Section 8

Home Page Section – Testimonials

The section mainly displays the feedback from your customer.

1. Content Model- Default

Choose Default to fill this section form with fixed layout.

1.1 Content Model – Default – Color

eg.

Set font color for this section

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Testimonials

Step 3

Scroll down to Color part, Click ‘Select Color

Step 4

Drag the circle with your mouse, choose a color. If you have a particular color in mind, you can instead add the unique hexcode in field provided. (you can also control the transparency of your chosen color by moving the rightmost slider up or down)

1.2 Content Model – Default – Background Image/Color

Under default model, Background Image is also defaulted, you got several choices on Background Image and background color, just like banner section.

1.3 Content Model – Default – Section Padding

Change Section Top/Bottom Padding by input numbers in pixels respectively.

1.4 Content Model – Default – Title / Subtitle

Input Title and Subtitle in the appointed sections below.

1.5 Content Model – Default – Columns

Alchem offers three kinds of columns for you to choose from. You can decide by the number of your customers you wanna showcase.

1.6 Content Model – Default – Avatar

Alchem offers 6 Avatar Boxes for usage. You can set them one by one.

1.6.1 Avatar Image

If you don’t want the default image, click ‘Remove’. You can also upload new image by clicking ‘Change File’.

1.6.2 Name/ Byline/ Description

Just input relevant message in appointed sections below.

Tips

Avatar Boxes all worked respectively. Do remember to match numbers of it when you edit this section.

1.7 Content Model – Default – Section ID

This id is used for advanced custom css or codes, if you are not good at that, just keep it default.

2. Content Model- Custom

Users can also define their own style instead of fixed layout by setting Content Model as Custom. HTML Code and Shortcode are allowed.

NOTICE

Do remember, once Content Model is set as Custom, you can no longer get all changes done by previous options. If you are not good at html code, we recommend you the Default model, since it is well designed and can meet multiple needs, surely would be helpful for you.

Tips

Scroll down to the end you will see one checkbox like this.

hide section

Check this checkbox Hide Section, the whole service section would be hide from the homepage, be careful when you check it.

NOTICE

Once style changed, you need to click Save & Publish button and refresh the page to apply the change.

Section 9

Home Page Section – Latest News

1. Content Model- Default

Choose Default to fill this section form with fixed layout.

1.1 Content Model – Default – Color

eg.

Set font color for this section

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Latest News

Step 3

Scroll down to Color part, Click ‘Select Color

Step 4

Drag the circle with your mouse, choose a color. If you have a particular color in mind, you can instead add the unique hexcode in field provided. (you can also control the transparency of your chosen color by moving the rightmost slider up or down)

1.2 Content Model – Default – Background Color

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Latest News

Step 3

Scroll down to Background Color part, Click ‘Select Color

Step 4

Drag the circle with your mouse, choose a color. If you have a particular color in mind, you can instead add the unique hexcode in field provided. (you can also control the transparency of your chosen color by moving the rightmost slider up or down)

1.3 Content Model – Default – Background Image

Unlike Banner section, there is no defaulted Background Image, you can set whether Background Image or Background color.

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Latest News

Step 3

Go to Background image part, Click ‘Select File

Step 4

Select files (you can upload files from your computer or you can simply choose one from the media library)

In this way you can no longer set background color, since background image can overlay background color.

1.4 Content Model – Default – Section Padding

Change Section Top/Bottom Padding by input numbers in pixels respectively.

1.5 Content Model – Default – Title / Subtitle

Input Title and Subtitle in the appointed sections below.

1.6 Content Model – Default – Columns

Alchem offers three kinds of columns for you to choose from. You can decide by the number of your posts.

1.7 Content Model – Default – Posts Num

Set number of posts you wanna showcase on the homepage by the Post Num dropdown list.

1.8 Content Model – Default – Section ID

This id is used for advanced custom css or codes, if you are not good at that, just keep it default.

2. Content Model- Custom

Users can also define their own style instead of fixed layout by setting Content Model as Custom. HTML Code and Shortcode are allowed.

NOTICE

Do remember, once Content Model is set as Custom, you can no longer get all changes done by previous options. If you are not good at html code, we recommend you the Default model, since it is well designed and can meet multiple needs, surely would be helpful for you.

Tips

Scroll down to the end you will see one checkbox like this.

hide section

Check this checkbox Hide Section, the whole service section would be hide from the homepage, be careful when you check it.

NOTICE

Once style changed, you need to click save & publish button and refresh the page to apply the change.

Section 10

Home Page Section – Partners

1. Content Model- Default

Choose Default to fill this section form with fixed layout.

1.1 Content Model – Default – Color

eg.

Set font color for this section

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Partners

Step 3

Scroll down to Color part, Click ‘Select Color

Step 4

Drag the circle with your mouse, choose a color. If you have a particular color in mind, you can instead add the unique hexcode in field provided. (you can also control the transparency of your chosen color by moving the rightmost slider up or down)

1.2 Content Model – Default – Background Color

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Partners

Step 3

Scroll down to Background Color part, Click ‘Select Color

Step 4

Drag the circle with your mouse, choose a color. If you have a particular color in mind, you can instead add the unique hexcode in field provided. (you can also control the transparency of your chosen color by moving the rightmost slider up or down)

Tips

Alchem offers default background color for this section, once you are puzzled about color setting, just click ‘default’ on the right side.

1.3 Content Model – Default – Background Image

Unlike Banner section, there is no defaulted Background Image, you can set whether Background Image or Background color.

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Partners

Step 3

Go to Background image part, Click ‘Select File

Step 4

Select files (you can upload files from your computer or you can simply choose one from the media library)

In this way you can no longer set background color, since background image can overlay background color.

1.4 Content Model – Default – Section Padding

Change Section Top/Bottom Padding by input numbers in pixels respectively.

1.5 Content Model – Default – Title / Subtitle

Input Title and Subtitle in the appointed sections below.

1.6 Content Model – Default – Image

1.6.1 Upload Image/ Link

Set promotion images of your partners in this part. You can also add a link to the image in the Link section (5 images at most).

1.7 Content Model – Default – Section ID

This id is used for advanced custom css or codes, if you are not good at that, just keep it default.

2. Content Model- Custom

Users can also define their own style instead of fixed layout by setting Content Model as Custom. HTML Code and Shortcode are allowed.

NOTICE

Do remember, once Content Model is set as Custom, you can no longer get all changes done by previous options. If you are not good at html code, we recommend you the Default model, since it is well designed and can meet multiple needs, surely would be helpful for you.

Tips

Scroll down to the end you will see one checkbox like this.

hide section

Check this checkbox Hide Section, the whole service section would be hide from the homepage, be careful when you check it.

NOTICE

Once style changed, you need to click save & publish button and refresh the page to apply the change.

Section 11

Home Page Section – Slogan

1. Content Model – Default

Choose Default to fill this section form with fixed layout.

1.1 Content Model – Default – Color

eg.

Set font color for this section

Step 1

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Customize

Step 2

Navigate to Homepage > Section-Slogan

Step 3

Scroll down to Color part, Click ‘Select Color

Step 4

Drag the circle with your mouse, choose a color. If you have a particular color in mind, you can instead add the unique hexcode in field provided. (you can also control the transparency of your chosen color by moving the rightmost slider up or down)

1.2 Content Model – Default – Background Image/Color

Under default model, Background Image is also defaulted, you got several choices on Background Image and background color, just like banner section.

1.3 Content Model – Default – Section Padding

Change Section Top/Bottom Padding by input numbers in pixels respectively.

1.4 Content Model – Default – Title

Input Title and Subtitle in the appointed sections below.

1.5 Content Model – Default – Button Text / Link

Alchem offered a defaulted button on this section, you can choose whether to showcase it or not.

eg.

Activate the button

Input characters you want it present into Button Text section

You can also add a link in the Button link section, that’s when you click the button, it will turn to where your added link points to(set whether you want the link target open in a new window or stay on the same window by Button Link Target drop down list).

eg.

Deactivate the button

Just keep the Button Text section blank.

1.6 Content Model – Default – Section ID

This id is used for advanced custom css or codes, if you are not good at that, just keep it default.

2. Content Model- Custom

Users can also define their own style instead of fixed layout by setting Content Model as Custom. HTML Code and Shortcode are allowed.

NOTICE

Do remember, once Content Model is set as Custom, you can no longer get all changes done by previous options. If you are not good at html code, we recommend you the Default model, since it is well designed and can meet multiple needs, surely would be helpful for you.

Tips

Scroll down to the end you will see one checkbox like this.

hide section

Check this checkbox Hide Section, the whole service section would be hide from the homepage, be careful when you check it.

NOTICE

Once style changed, you need to click Save & Publish button and refresh the page to apply the change.

Theme Options

Alchem is managed through a network of options located in Dashboard > Appearance > Customize, click Customize, and you will see option set in the left side of the front end.

 alchem

NOTICE

These options are all global options which means any option set in Alchem Metabox Options will affect your entire website.

General

Scheme Options

With the adjustment of this one setting, you can completely change the look of your site. Alchem supports changing global color via one simple click, and the color picker will help you find the color you prefer easily.  Primary color controls the main highlight color throughout the theme. Yet notice that most of the time, changing primary color only affect default color, those you had specified can’t be changed because of the css priority.

eg,

Alchem default primary color

primary color

NOTICE

Once style changed, you need to click Save & Publish button and refresh the page to apply the change.

Site Width

Layout Options

You can set the site layout Wide(full width) or Boxed.

eg. Wide

wide eg. Boxed

boxed NOTICE

In this option, if you choose boxed layout, you can’t change the page content to full width independently. But if you choose wide layout, you could change the page content to boxed width independently.

Site Width

Controls the overall site width. In px or %, ex: 100% or 1170px.

NOTICE

If your site layout was set Wide, the width setting is for the content of page.

If your site layout was set Boxed, the width setting is for the overall site.

Content Width / Sidebar Width

NOTICE

These settings are used on pages (all pages except for home page) with 1 sidebar.

Content Width

Controls the width of the content area. In px or %, ex: 100% or 1170px.

Sidebar Width

Controls the width of the sidebar. In px or %.

eg. Take sample page as an example.

Step 1

Go to Pages in the Dashboard, Click on ‘Sample page

Sidebar Width a

Step 2

Scroll down to Alchem Metabox Options

Sidebar Width b

Step 3

Open ‘Page Layout’ option lists, choose Left (or Right as you like) sidebar

Step 4

Click ‘Update’ button, then refresh the page

Sidebar Width c

Step 5

Go to the customizing section, set Content Width as 75%, Sidebar Width as 25%, click Save & Publish button

Sidebar Width d

Step 6

Refresh the previous page, you will get page layout like this

Sidebar Width e

NOTICE

Total values must add up to 100%.

Content Width/ Left Sidebar Width/ Right Sidebar Width

NOTICE

These settings are used on pages (all pages except for home page) with 2 sidebars.

Content Width

Controls the width of the content area. In px or %, ex: 100% or 1170px.

Sidebar 1 Width

Controls the width of the sidebar 1. In px or %.

Sidebar 2 Width

Controls the width of the sidebar 2. In px or %.

eg. Take sample page as an example.

Step 1

Go to Pages in the Dashboard, Click on ‘Sample page

Sidebar Width a

Step 2

Scroll down to Alchem Metabox Options

Sidebar Width b

Step 3

Open ‘Page Layout’ option lists, choose ‘Both Sidebar’

Step 4

Click ‘Update’ button, then refresh the page

Sidebar Width c

Step 5

Go to the customizing section, set Content Width as 60%, Left Sidebar Width as 20%, Right Sidebar Width as 20%, click Save & Publish button

sidebar width both

Step 6

Refresh the previous page, you will get page layout like this

both siderbar width

NOTICE

Total values must add up to 100%.

Styling

Background/ Element/ Font/ Main Menu Colors

Color settings can refer to our previous guide on color selector.

As to Background Opacity, Opacity only works with header top position (include sticky head) and ranges between 0 (transparent) and 1.

Page Title Bar

The Page Title Bar is the horizontal bar that sits directly below the menu/header and contains the page title text, as well as breadcrumbs, or the search box. The page title bar can be completely displayed or hidden on every page or post globally, or you can display or hide it individually per page or post. There are also numerous options to customize the page title bar.

Page Title Bar Options

NOTICE

The page title bar has global options found in the Alchem Appearance >Customize > Page Title Bar section, and individual options in the Alchem Metabox Options found in all pages and posts that will override global settings.

How To Setup The Page Title Bar Globally

Step 1

Navigate to the Alchem Appearance >Customize > Page Title Bar section to access the page title bar options.

Step 2

To enable/disable the Page Title Bar for pages & posts, find the ‘Enable Page Title Bar’ option and set it to Yes or No.

Step 3

Set Page Title Bar (Mobile also) Top/ Bottom Padding, In pixels, ex: 160px.

Step 4

In the Page Title Bar panel, you can also customize other options such as Page Title Bar Background (Alchem defaulted image or you can upload your own file), Page Title Bar Background (Retina Version @2x), that’s when you set background image for retina page title bar.

Step 5

Locate the ‘100% Background Image’ dropdown and select yes or no to have the page title bar background image display at 100% in width and height and scale according to the browser size or not.

Step 6

Locate the ‘Parallax Background Image’ dropdown and select yes or no to enable parallax background image when scrolling or not.

Step 7

Set alignment for page title by choosing Left/ Right/ Center from the ‘Page Title Align’ dropdown list.

Step 8

These settings will take effect for all page title bars on your site. To set different settings per page or post, please see the following section.

How To Set The Page Title Bar Per Page/Post

Step 1

Create a new page or post or edit an existing one.

Step 2

Scroll down the page to find the ‘Alchem Metabox Options’ box and find the ‘Display Title Bar’ section.

Step 3

In this tab, you can choose to show or hide the page title bar per page/post,  the option will take effect for the individual page or post you set them on.

Step 4

When finished, make sure to save the page or post by clicking the ‘Save Draft’ or ‘Publish’ button.

Breadcrumb Options

Breadcrumbs or breadcrumbs trail is a graphical control element used as a navigational aid in user interfaces. It allows users to keep track of their locations within programs, documents, or websites.

The right side of the page title bar can also display breadcrumbs.

How To Setup Breadcrumb

Step 1

Navigate to Alchem > Dashboard>Appearance>Customize > Page Title Bar > Breadcrumb Options.

breadcrumb

Step 2

To display or hide breadcrumbs, find the ‘Display breadcrumbs’ option and choose Yes or No.

Step 3

On this tab are also options to display breadcrumbs on mobile devices or not.

Step 4

In the Breadcrumb Menu Prefix section, you can input the text before the breadcrumb menu.

Step 5

Choose a separator between the single breadcrumbs in the Breadcrumb Menu Separator (eg. / ).

Step 6

Choose to display custom post type archives/ categories in the breadcrumb path or not.

Step 7

Click the ‘Save & Publish’ button.

Blog

No matter which method or methods you use to display your blog posts, the first thing you need to do is create the blog posts. With the ability to assign custom categories to each post, you can easily display a set of posts based on category.

How To Create A Blog Post

Step 1

Navigate to Posts in your WordPress admin sidebar.

blog a

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. You can use any of our shortcode builder elements inside the post.

blog b

Step 3

Add Categories from the right side. To assign it to the post, check the box next to the Category name.

blog c

Step 4

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

blog d

Step 5

Click the Featured Image Box, select an image and click the Set Featured Image button.

blog e

Step 6

Once you are finished, click Publish to save the post.

How to Set Up A Page

Step 1

Create a new page by navigating to the ‘Pages’ tab in your WordPress admin sidebar. Once here, click the ‘Add New’ button at the top of the page.

page a

Step 2

Input a new name for your page, then find the ‘Page Attributes’ box on right side. Under the Template section, select the ‘Default Template’ option from the dropdown list.

page b

Step 3

You can choose to customize the page using options located under the Alchem Metabox Options below the editor. When you are done, click ‘Publish’ to save the page.

page c

How to Assign a Blog Post Page

To set a page as your main blog page, navigate to Settings > Reading and find the ‘Posts Page’ option, then select the page you assigned from the dropdown list. Doing this will automatically pull your blog posts and place them on the assigned page.

Tips

It’s as simple as making a new page, and then telling WordPress to use that page as the post page.

When using the assigned blog page as described above, all the options you can select for it are located in Customize > Blog tab. There are dozens of options to choose from like sidebars, excerpts, full width, etc. There are general blog options, single post page options and blog meta options. Each one has titles and descriptions to help you better understand what they do. Any type of blog options you need to set will be set in  Alchem Metabox Options when using the assigned blog page.

General Blog Options

Options on this tab only control the assigned blog page in Settings > Reading, or the blog archives, not blog shortcode.

Blog Page Title

–Controls the title text that displays in the page title bar of the assigned blog page. This option only works if your front page displays your latest post in Settings > Reading, or the blog archive pages.

Blog Page Subtitle

–Controls the subtitle text that displays in the page title bar of the assigned blog page. This option only works if your front page displays your latest post in Settings > Reading, or the blog archive pages.

Blog Archive/Author/Category Sidebar

–Set the position of Blog Archive/Author/Category Sidebar

Pagination Type

–Controls the pagination type for the assigned blog page in Settings > Reading or the blog archives.

Excerpt or Full Blog Content

–Controls if the blog content displays an excerpt or full content for the assigned blog page in Settings > Reading or the blog archives.

Excerpt Length

–Controls the number of words in the post excerpts for the assigned blog page in Settings > Reading or the blog archives.

Set All Post Items Full Width?

–Choose to strip HTML from the excerpt content only.

Featured image on blog archive page?

–Choose to display feature image in blog archive page.

Blog Single Post Page Options

Every blog post you create gets a single post page. The single post page displays all the content of the post (the image, text, descriptions, etc). There are various setting for the single post page, please see below for information on each section.

Blog Post Sidebar Position

–Set the position of Blog Post Sidebar.

Display Title Bar

–Choose to display page title bar in blog posts.

Display Featured Image

–Choose to display feature image in blog posts.

Display Previous/ Next Pagination

–Choose to display previous/next pagination for single blog posts.

Display Post Title

–Choose to display the post title that goes below the featured image area.

Display Author Info Box

–Choose to display author info box below posts.

Display Social Sharing Box

–Choose to display social sharing box.

Display Related Posts

–Choose to display related posts

Blog Meta Options

Display Post Meta

–Choose to display post meta in blog posts.

Disable Post Meta Author

–Choose to disable post meta author for blog posts or not.

Disable Post Meta Date

–Choose to disable post meta date for blog posts or not.

Disable Post Meta Categories

–Choose to disable post meta category for blog posts or not.

Disable Post Meta Comments

–Choose to disable post meta comment for blog posts or not.

Disable Post Meta Readmore

–Choose to disable post meta readmore section for blog posts or not.

Disable Post Meta Tags

–Choose to disable post meta tags for blog posts or not.

Date Format

–Set date format, eg. M d, Y.

Background Options

Wide Mode & Boxed Mode

Wide Mode & Boxed Mode all refers to site layout type. The Boxed option will restrict your sites width to the value set in the site width option. The Wide option will display your site at the width set in the site width option.

Background Options

Background Options Only Work in Boxed Mode

Background Image For Outer Areas in Boxed Mode

–Upload an image to use for the background.

100% Background Image

–Choose to have the background image display at 100% in width and height and scale according to the browser size.

Background Repeat

–Select how the background image repeats.

Background Color For Outer Areas

–Set background color for outer areas in boxed mode.

Background Options Work For Wide Mode

Background Image For Main Content Area

–Select an image to use for main content area background.

100% Background Image

–Choose to have the background image display at 100% in width and height and scale according to the browser size.

Background Repeat

–Select how the background image repeats.

Typography

Load Google Fonts

Along with the Typography options, you can upload as many Google fonts as you want. Customize typography settings for your page with this option. Input name of the google fonts, use plus(+) to showcase the same font once font name contains more than one character. If more than one font style is needed, use vertical bar (|) to separate them.

Tips

More Google Fonts you can get from https://www.google.com/fonts

 Slider Settings

Sliders are the perfect way to catch your viewers attention by displaying your important content.

How To Set Up Sliders

Step 1

Navigate to Appearance > Plugins section of your admin panel, activate Magee Shortcodes (installation refers to Magee Shortcodes Plugin ). Then you’ll have Magee Slider on your admin panel.

slider a

Step 2

Go to Magee Slider section, click Add New.

slider b

Step 3

Input the name of your slider, and then click Add New Slide.

slider c

Step 4

You will then see a pop – up window like below. Add media files from your computer/ URL/ media library (no limit ) .

slider d

Step 5

Edit information of your selected files, then click ‘insert into post’ button.

slider e

Step 6

If you wanna showcase more than one slider, go on with the previous step on slider inserting. You can also rearrange the slider order by the drag and drop functionality.

slider f

Step 7

Click Publish button on the right side.

How To Assign Sliders To Pages

Step 1

Navigate to Appearance > Pages section of your admin pane.

Step 2

Choose one page, scroll down to the Alchem Metabox Options below the editing area.

Step 3

Set ‘Slider Banner’ as ‘Magee Slider’, you can also set Banner Position here (Above/ Below Header)

assign sliders

Step 4

Scroll down to the ‘Select Magee Slider’ option, choose the slider you created in the previous option above from the dropdown list.

Step 5

Click Update button on the right side.

Global Options

Autoplay

– Check this checkbox to enable the autoplay feature on the slides.

Slideshow Speed

–  this option allows you to set a numerical value that controls the speed of your slide show. For example, 1000. 1000 is equal to 1 second.

Display Slider Pagination

 – Check this checkbox to display the pagination circles on the slider.

Caption Font Color

– Set the color for the caption of slider, not the heading.

Caption Heading h1-h6 Font Color

– Set font color for headings in slides caption.

Caption Font Size

– Set the slider font size, ex: 16px.

Caption Alignment

– Set alignment for slides caption. Left, Center and Right at your choice.

Site Identity

Set site title, tagline and site icon. The Site Icon is used as a browser and app icon for your site. Icons must be square, and at least 512px wide and tall.

Site Title

Input your site title in this section.

Tagline

Input tagline you wanna show on your site.

Display Site Title and Tagline

Choose whether to Display Site Title and Tagline on your site or not.

Site Icon

The Site Icon is used as a browser and app icon for your site. Icons must be square, and at least 512 pixels wide and tall.

404 Page

The 404 or Not Found error message is a HTTP standard response code, in computer network communications, to indicate that the client was able to communicate with a given server, but the server could not find what was requested.

The web site hosting server will typically generate a “404 Not Found” web page when a user attempts to follow a broken or dead link; hence the 404 error is one of the most recognizable errors encountered on the World Wide Web.

404 Page Title

Insert title for 404 page. You’d better edit it in text mode.

404 Page Content

Insert content for 404 page.

HTML codes are required in this section. Keep the default structure if you are not familiar with the html codes.

Sidebar Position

Select sidebar positions for 404 page.

Custom CSS

Custom CSS

The custom css section is set for those css advanced users, if you are not good at css, just leave it at default value. The css code will be added to the header before the closing </head> tag.

Colors

Header Text Color

Set the color of header text.

Background Color

Set the color of the whole page layout, may be overlaid by section background image.

Header Image

While you can crop images to your liking after clicking Add new image, your theme recommends a header size of 1920 × 120 pixels.

Background Image

When you choose an image as the background image of the whole site, you could set the Background Repeat, Background Position and Background Attachment.

Widgets

A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a unique function. Widgets can then be added to widget-ready areas of the theme called widget sections.

Widget vs Widget Section

Widget

– A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a unique function. There are several default widgets that WordPress includes such as Recent Posts or Recent Comments. Widgets will always go inside a widget section.

Widget Sections

– A Widget Section is a container that holds widgets. Widgets must go inside a widget section to be able to display on the site.

How To Add Widgets To Widget Sections

Each widget has their own options which you can customize once you assign them to a widget section.

Step 1

Navigate to the Appearance > Widgets tab to access the list of widgets and widget sections. The left hand side shows all the widgets you can use. The right hand side shows all the different widget sections you can add widgets to.

widget a

Step 2

Simply drag and drop the widget you’d like to add into your chosen widget section on the right side.

widget b

Step 3

To rearrange widgets on a widget section, just drag and drop the widgets into the order you’d like.

Step 4

You can also remove widgets by clicking the “delete” link inside the correspondent widget area.

Step 5

When finished, make sure to click the ‘Save’ button in the widget editing box to save your changes.