Getting Started

First of all, we would like to thank you for purchasing our Theme. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help, please feel free to email us via our user page contact form here.

We'd be glad to help you if you have any questions related to this theme. No guarantees, but we'll do our best to assist. If you have a more general question relating to our themes you might consider visiting our support forum.


Installing the Theme

Please follow these simple steps to install the theme, recommended plugins and import the demo content in just few clicks.

  1. Go to the WP admin panel › Appearance › Themes
  2. Click the Add New button


  1. Find the bimber.zip file inside the package you've downloaded from ThemeForest
  2. Upload it


  1. After few seconds the theme will be installed.
  2. Click the Activate button


  1. You'll be redirected to demos selection page
  2. Choose the one you want to install


  1. Click the Install button. If you want to import full demo content, the All data field must be checked.
  2. After about a minute the whole process should complete



Registering the Theme

To get full access to all demos, premium plugins and auto-updates, you must register your copy of Bimber theme.

To register your theme, please go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Theme Options › Registration and follow registration steps.


By default the theme displays the site title in the Header Theme Area. You can easily change it and display the logo image instead by following these simple steps:

  1. Open the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Site Identity section
  3. Upload the desktop logo and set its width and height

What about Retina devices?

To make your logo look sharp on high-resolution screens, please upload double-sized Logo HDPI in the same section as the standard logo. The theme detects which version to use to make the best viewing experience.

Home Page

By default, the home page will display latest posts from your blog using a two-column layout, where the right column is reserved for the sidebar.

Customize home page

To customize your home page, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Home section
  3. Choose the collection (Featured Entries or Main Collection)
  4. For both collections, define preferred template and elements visibility
  5. For main collection, Decide if ad/newsletter/product should be automatically injected as collection items

Auto-injection

Auto-injection gives you option to blend your regular posts with ads, newsletters or products. These "special" items are to encourage your users to action, in an unobtrusive way.

Auto-injection recommended set up

For each item type you have to choose where to place the first item (Inject at position field) and after how many items repeat injection (Repeat after each X positions field, leave empty to not repeat). Please don't set up repetitions to eg. 1. This can break counters and end up with unexpected behaviours. Best if you inject each type just once on a page. You don't want to distract your users with so many "no post" items.

Example

  • Newsletter - inject at position 2, repeat 11 (if you have 12 items per page, 11 value will keep injection in the same position on all next pages)
  • Ad - inject at position 5, repeat 11
  • Product - inject at position 8, repeat 11

Auto-injected newsletter

To use this option, you need a plugin that handles newsletter subscription process for you. We recommend the MailChimp for WordPress plugin. After theme activation you should be asked to install it or you can do that later, manually via the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Install Plugins page.

Read more about about the plugin integration.

Auto-injected ad

To use this option you need a plugin for ads. We recommend the WP QUADS plugin. After theme activation you should be asked to install it or you can do that later, manually via the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Install Plugins page.

Auto-injected product

To use this option you need a plugin for products. We recommend the WooCommerce plugin. After activating the plugin, set up your products and fill the Inject products from category field to inject only products from selected categories into your home page posts collection. Choose the "none" option to get recent products.


Build home page with the Visual Composer

If automatic posts feed is not enough and you want to build more custom home page, the Visual Composer builder is exactly what you're looking for. Please go to the Visual Composer's home page building section for step by step guide.


Global Setup

Easily customize all elements that are visible throughout the site.

AJAX search allows your visitors to preview the results of their searches in the real time instead of having to go to the search results page. This setting applies both to the search on the nav bar and to the search widget.

To enable AJAX search, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Search section
  3. Turn on the Enable AJAX search results option

The global featured entries are located under the nav bar. It's a list of maximum 6 posts you want to promote across the site. These might be the most shared posts from the last week or posts tagged by you, for some special reason (let's say "WOW" posts).

To define your criteria, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Featured Entries section
  3. Define where the entries should be visible. If you want to keep them just on your homepage, uncheck the Single post option
  4. Choose the preferred template, type and time range

The Most Shared type

To use this option you need a plugin that counts social shares on your site. We recommend the Mashshare Share Buttons plugin. After theme activation you should be asked to install it or you can do that later, manually via the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Install Plugins page.

Read more about the plugin integration.

The Most Viewed type

To use this option you need to a plugin that counts post views on your site. We recommend the Wordpress Popular Posts plugin. After theme activation you should be asked to install it or you can do that later, manually via the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Install Plugins page.

Read more about the plugin integration.


Define views and comments visibility thresholds

Views/comments threshold is for hiding views/comments element if the defined threshold value is not reached.

No one likes to see 0 (zero) numbers all across the site. It's a typical situation for new sites but it's not very encouraging for visitors.
You should rather avoid it. To do so, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Posts › Global section
  3. Set threshold values for the Hide views and Hide comments options

The Footer stamp is not a typical element you can find on all sites. But that's the point. It's something unique and surprising that should attract your visitors attention and in the end increase their engagement.
Probably you'll ask why it's in the footer if it is so great. That's another tricky part. It should be there to give user a chance to find it when he/she doesn't expect it. The stamp can have really positive impact if you use it in right way. Check our live preview site to see it in action.

How to set up your own stamp?

To use the stamp in your site's footer, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Site Identity section
  3. Upload the stamp image and set its width and height
  4. Set its label and URL address

To change the text in the footer, please do as follows:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Site Identity section
  3. Add your copyright info or other text into the Footer Text field

Header

Setting up header composition

To define your header style, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Design › Header section
  3. Choose your most preferred composition

Setting up header mobile composition

Mobile composition setting affects the look of your header on the mobile devices. To define it, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Design › Header section
  3. Switch the Mobile Composition option

Use sticky header

To enable the sticky header, please do as follows:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Go to the Design › Header section
  3. Change the Sticky Header option to enabled

Please remember that the sticky header won't work on a single post page if the sticky sharebar is enabled.
If you want to have the sticky header on a single post page, you need to disable the sticky sharebar.


Setting up social icons in the header

To define your social icons, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Settings › G1 Socials panel
  2. Paste the links to your social media profiles next to the respective icons and save the changes

Read more about G1 Socials

To define the way social icons are displayed in the header, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Design › Header section
  3. Use the Social Icons select box to choose your preferred composition

Adjust the header design

Bimber allows you to make many adjustments to the look of the header. To stylize the header, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Design › Header section
  3. Type values (in pixels) into margin options to control the spacing between elements
  4. Use color pickers to modify the colors of various elements of the header

Mega Menu

Set up category menu

Category menus are a type of Mega Menu that display newest category entries in a box appearing, while the mouse cursor hovers over the category menu entry.

To set up a category menu, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Menus panel
  2. Select a menu and make sure it's location is set to Primary Navigation
  3. Use the Categories tab on the left to add a category entry to the menu
  4. Expand the entry in the Menu structure by clicking the arrow in it's top right corner
  5. Turn on Turn into Mega Menu checkbox
  6. Make sure you remember to save the changes

Set up columns

Columns are a type of Mega Menu that display the children of a menu entry in a Mega Menu box instead of standard hover rollout.

To set up a columns menu, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Menus panel
  2. Select a menu and make sure it's location is set to Primary Navigation
  3. Find a menu entry that has nested child menu entries. You can make a menu entry a child of its preceding entry by dragging it to the right
  4. Expand the parent entry in the Menu structure by clicking the arrow in it's top right corner
  5. Turn on Turn into Mega Menu checkbox
  6. Make sure you remember to save the changes

Single Post Setup

Easily customize the most important part of any viral site and start creating your key content using images, gifs, self hosted videos and of course embeds.

Change single post template

Bimber offers a multitude of post templates that affect the look of the posts. A template can be set globally, but then it is possible to override this setting for each single post.

To define the global post template, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Posts › Single section
  3. Use the Template select box to choose your preferred template

To define the template for a particular post, please:

  1. In the Post Editor find the Single Page metabox just below the main post content
  2. Set Template to inherit if you want the global setting to be used
  3. Set Template to your preferred template to set it up individually for the post

Change single post elements order

Bimber allows you to modify the order in which the elements of the single post view are displayed.

To define the elements order, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Posts › Single section
  3. Find the Elements order section and drag the boxes to set up your preferred sequence

Paginated viral story

Paginated post can be useful throughout a long post to make two or more pages out of a single post. This technique is commonly used to serve different ad on subpages or to show post in gallery-like style.

How to set it up?

You can split a single post up into different web pages just by typing <!--nextpage--> in your post.
To add this so called the Page-Link tag, place your cursor in the spot where you want a page break to appear in your post and type <!--nextpage--> (you need to use the text mode of the editor to do so).

Pagination types

The theme offers two different pagination types:

  • Page links 1, 2 ,3, 4
  • Page 1 of 7

There are also few styles available for the Next and Previous links.
Please check all available variations under the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize › Posts › Single › Pagination section.

Set up post pagination

Bimber allows you to modify the style of your post pagination.

To define the style, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Posts › Single section
  3. Find the Pagination section
  4. Use Overview to set the style of or completely disable the page navigation
  5. Use Labels for previous, next to set or disable the labels
  6. Use Style of previous, next to choose between buttons and links
  7. Turn on Next on last page redirects to next post to enable this special behavior

Enable the Fly-in pagination

Fly-in pagination allows users to go to the previous or next post by clicking the arrows floating on the sides of the screen

To enable it, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Posts › Single section
  3. Turn on the Enable Fly-in Prev/Next Links checkbox

Use Facebook, Disqus comments

Bimber has built in support for Facebook Comments and Disqus. In order to enable them, please just install and activate their respective plugins.

Disqus plugin

Facebook Comments plugin

Both comments systems will require you to obtain an API key and paste it into the plugin. Please use the following tutorials, if you need more information about setting the API:

How to Install and Setup Facebook Comments in WordPress

Disqus | Install instructions for Wordpress


The visibility of the featured entries section on single post pages can be set globally, but then it is possible to override this setting for each single post.

To define the global setting, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Featured Entries section
  3. Disable the Single post checkbox in the Visibility section

To set it up for a particular post, please:

  1. In the Post Editor find the Single Page metabox just below the main post content
  2. Set Global Featured Entries to inherit if you want the global setting to be used
  3. Set Global Featured Entries to show or hide to set it up individually for the post

The visibility of featured images on single post pages can be set globally, but then it is possible to override this setting for each single post.

To define the global setting, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Posts › Single section
  3. Set the Featured Media checkbox in the Hide Elements section

To set it up for a particular post, please:

  1. In the Post Editor find the Single Page metabox just below the main post content
  2. Set Featured Image to inherit if you want the global setting to be used
  3. Set Featured Image to show or hide to set it up individually for the post

How to hide author, comments and other elements

On a post page you can show/hide almost every single element.

Global setup

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Posts › Single section
  3. Under the Hide Elements choose all unwanted elements

Show | hide the Featured Image on per-post basis

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Posts › Target Post edit screen
  2. Below the content editor you will find the Single Page section
  3. For the Featured image set inherit (to use global setting) or hide | show to override global setting

Sticky ShareBar

The Sticky ShareBar allows you to share current post while scrolling down the page. It's enabled by default. All you need to do is to install and configure the Mashshare Share Buttons plugin.

How to turn it off?

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Posts › Single section
  3. Set the Sticky ShareBar option to disabled

Share Buttons

The Share Buttons allow your visitors to share your content on social networks. To use that buttons, you need to first install and configure the Mashshare Share Buttons plugin.

How to turn on buttons above and below post content?

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Mashshare › Visual › Location & Position panel
  2. Choose your preference from the Position field
  3. Save Changes

How to turn on buttons for post images?

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Mashshare › Visual › Location & Position panel
  2. From the Position field choose Top, Bottom or Top and Bottom. Don't select the Manual option.
  3. Save Changes
  4. Now you need to set "center" alignment for your images. If you don't know how to center images, please take a look at the Image Alignment section in the Wordpress Codex.

Customize the sidebar

A single post has its own predefined sidebar for widgets. To configure your favourite widgets, please do as follows:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Widgets panel
  2. Find the Single Posts sidebar
  3. Add your widgets to it

If you need to define a different sidebar just for some special posts, please read how to Manage your sidebars with the Custom Sidebars plugin.


Use 3rd party content via embeds

Nowadays embedded content is a crucial and most important part of any viral site.

If you take a quick look at stats, for example 300 hours of videos uploaded to YouTube every single minute, you will get realised that creating your own content in most cases doesn't make a lot of sense and it's just a waste of time. You should be smarter and do what most successful viral sites do, reuse existing content!

Please check the Embeds chapter from the WordPress Codex (the online manual for WordPress) to learn how to use embeds.


Display an ad before | inside | after post content

All theme ads are handled via WP QUADS plugin. Please read about its configuration in the section below.

Display ads from content discovery platforms like Taboola, Content.ad, Outbrain

You can use the WP QUADS plugin to embed all kind of ads on your site. Regardless to the plugin name, it can be used to embed any kind of HTML content:

  • custom codes (script, iframe) for Google Ads, Taboola, Content.ad etc
  • static images (img)
  • plain texts (p, div)

How to add the Taboola ad?

As an example we'll use the Taboola ad but you can do the same with almost every kind of content discovery platform.
To add your Taboola ad after a post content, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › WP Quads.
  2. Choose the AdSense Code subtab, under the General tab.
  3. Put your Taboola code inside first free slot e.g. Ad 5.
  4. Now go back to the General Settings subtab (under the General tab).
  5. Choose the Ad 5 for the Before "You May Also Like" section postion (choose other if you like).
  6. Save Changes

Gallery post with one image per page

To generate more page views on your site, you definitely should use a single image gallery instead of one page list/slideshow.

How to set it up?

To replace default WordPress gallery with set of individual images with navigation, please do as follows:

  1. Create a new post
  2. Choose for it the "Gallery" post format
  3. Upload few images to this post (use the "Add Media" button).
  4. Insert the [gallery] code into the post content, via WP Editor
  5. That's all. The theme does the rest

Auto load next post

To improve the UX of your website, you can auto load next posts right after the single post, allowing your users to access them just by scrolling.

How to set it up?

To replace default WordPress gallery with set of individual images with navigation, please do as follows:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Posts › Auto Load Next Post section
  3. Set the Enable auto load next post option to enabled
  4. You can use Max posts to load option to limit the number of posts to be loaded

Archive

Set up

Archive page options are located under the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize > Posts > Archive section.

Featured Entries

Featured Entries section allows to control the look of the top featured entries for the archive pages. To set it up, please:

  1. Make sure that the Type is set to something other than "none"
  2. Select the Template and Gutter to alter the section's appearance
  3. Set the Time range for displayed posts
  4. Set the Title
  5. You can choose which elements to display with Hide Title and Hide Elements options

Main Collection

Main Collection section allows to control the look of the main collection of entries for the archive pages. To set it up, please:

  1. Use the Template, Header composition and Title options to control the appearance of the collection
  2. Use the Pagination and Entries per page options to control the way collections handles pagination
  3. You can choose which elements to display with Hide Title and Hide Elements options
  4. Decide if ad/newsletter/product should be automatically injected as collection items

Auto-injection

Auto-injection gives you option to blend your regular posts with ads, newsletters or products. These "special" items are to encourage your users to action, in an unobtrusive way.

Auto-injection recommended set up

For each item type you have to choose where to place the first item (Inject at position field) and after how many items repeat injection (Repeat after each X positions field, leave empty to not repeat). Please don't set up repetitions to eg. 1. This can break counters and end up with unexpected behaviours. Best if you inject each type just once on a page. You don't want to distract your users with so many "no post" items.

Example

  • Newsletter - inject at position 2, repeat 11 (if you have 12 items per page, 11 value will keep injection in the same position on all next pages)
  • Ad - inject at position 5, repeat 11
  • Product - inject at position 8, repeat 11

Auto-injected newsletter

To use this option, you need a plugin that handles newsletter subscription process for you. We recommend the MailChimp for WordPress plugin. After theme activation you should be asked to install it or you can do that later, manually via the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Install Plugins page.

Read more about about the plugin integration.

Auto-injected ad

To use this option you need a plugin for ads. We recommend the WP QUADS plugin. After theme activation you should be asked to install it or you can do that later, manually via the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Install Plugins page.

Auto-injected product

To use this option you need a plugin for products. We recommend the WooCommerce plugin. After activating the plugin, set up your products and fill the Inject products from category field to inject only products from selected categories into your home page posts collection. Choose the "none" option to get recent products.

Category & Tag

Global setup

Category and tag are archive pages so please refer to the Archive section for more information about their global settings.

Single setup

It is possible to override all the archive setting in a single category or tag. To do this, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Posts panel
  2. Go to the Tags or Categories section
  3. Pick an existing tag or category, hover over it and click edit
  4. You will be taken to a screen where you can find the equivalent for every Archive Page setting.
  5. Set settings to default to use global values, or choose your own values to set them up locally

Design

The theme takes advantage of the WordPress Live Customizer, where you can tweak all design-related settings and see the effect of the changes on the fly.

Setting up site style

Style is a set of rules that gives your site a special look. E.g. the "Cards" style makes all your grid layouts look like built with boxed blocks.

To define your site style, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Design › Global section
  3. Choose your style

Choose between dark & light skin

You can choose between two basic color presets for the whole page: light and dark. To pick your skin, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Go to the Design › Global section
  3. Change the Skin option to your preferred value

Enable boxed layout

To switch from the stretched to boxed layout, please do as follows:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Go to the Design › Global section
  3. Change the Layout option to boxed
  4. Optionally you can adjust the Boxed Layout Width and the Boxed Layout Background below

Customize the color scheme

There are plenty of color options included to meet your brand needs. Please do as follows, to quickly adjust all colors:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Design › Global | Header | Footer section
  3. Use available color pickers to adjust color values

Change fonts

To customize theme's fonts you will need to use the Easy Google Fonts plugin.

How to change existing font controls?

To change style of existing font control (e.g. for body text), please do as follows:

  1. Make sure that the Easy Google Fonts plugin is installed and activated
  2. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  3. Switch to the Typography › Theme Typography section
  4. Edit a target font control

How to add new font control?

If you want to change a style of an element that doesn't exist in predefined set (e.g. change sidebar's widget title), please add your custom control:

  1. Make sure that the Easy Google Fonts plugin is installed and activated
  2. Go to the WordPress Admin › Settings › Google Fonts section
  3. Enter a name for your new control (e.g. Title of sidebar's widget) and click the Create Font Control button
  4. Under the section Add CSS Selectors put a CSS selector for this control (e.g. "#secondary .widgettitle")
  5. Save the control
  6. Now, go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  7. Switch to the Typography › Theme Typography section
  8. Your new control should be added as first control
  9. Edit the control

Demos

How to install?

Install during theme installation

Please refer to the Installing the theme section.

Install on existing site

If you already have set up your site, you can import new demo data by following these simple steps:

  1. Open the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Theme Options panel
  2. Switch to the Demos tab
  3. From here, you can choose demo style and type of import:
    • Only options - import only configuration settings (e.g. header composition, homepage template, colors)
    • All data - import content (posts, pages, images, menus) and options

Frontend Submission

About Snax

Snax is the first viral content uploader for WordPress.

It's a stand alone plugin (sold on CodeCanyon) delivered as a part of the Bimber theme so you don't need to pay for it.
In this section, we will cover only topics related to the theme's integration. For more information about Snax (installation, configuration etc), please refer to its online documentation.


User navigation

How to set up the user navigation?

The user navigation you can see on the live preview site, is from the BuddyPress plugin, so first you will need to install and active that plugin. Then please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Menus
  2. Create a new menu, call it e.g. UserNav
  3. Add to this menu links from the BuddyPress panel (visible on the right side):
    - Profile
    - Posts
    - Submissions
    - Votes
    - Activity
    - Notifications
    - Settings
    - Log Out
  4. Save Menu
  5. Assign the UserNav menu to the User Navigation location in the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Menus › Manage Locations
  6. Save Changes

Hide the Create button

In order to hide the Create button or show it only to the logged in users, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Go to the Snax Integration section
  3. Change the Show "Create" button option to disable the button or show it only for the logged in users.

Choose create button type

In order to hide the Create button or show it only to the logged in users, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Go to the Plugin integrations › Snax section
  3. Change the "Create" button type option to "Create (button)" in order to make it a button linking to Frontend Submission page
  4. Change the "Create" button type option to "Create (dropdown)" in order to make it a dropdown with links to different formats
  5. Change the "Create" button type option to a "Create -format name-" in order to make it a button linking to a specific format

Change the Create button label

In order to change the Create button label, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Go to the Snax Integration section
  3. Change the "Create" button label option to your desired text.

Change the Submission page header

Frontend Submission page header can be displayed in two versions:

Normal, like on any other page



Simplified



In order to change the Submission page header, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Go to the Snax Integration section
  3. Change the Header on Submission Pages option to your desired value.

Popular | Hot | Trending

About lists

Lists are your site's most valuable rankings. You want to spread your posts virally across the web, right? Lists are best way to attrack your visitors.

First list, the Lastest, is well known list of your most recent posts. Almost every blog uses it. Other types are unique and typical for viral sites. They are generated based on post views so the more visited your story is the higher it will be in the rankings:

  • Trending - most viewed posts from last day
  • Hot - most viewed posts from last month
  • Popular - most viewed posts of all time (something like "Hall of Fame")

Setup

To set up your special links, please do as follows:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Posts › Global section
  3. If you don't want to use e.g. "Hot" collection, just uncheck it here
  4. Use the Top in menu option to choose type of your links:
    • single - all links will be grouped under one link
    • separate - links will be displayed separately

If you chose the single option:

  1. To show the Top link, please create and select the corresponding page for it.

If you chose the separate option:

  1. Check the Latest posts page to show the link to your blog page
  2. To show the Popular link, please select the corresponding page for it
  3. To show the Hot link, please select the corresponding page for it
  4. To show the Trending link, please select the corresponding page for it

If you can't find any of Top, Popular, Hot or Trending pages, you need to create them first. All are regular WordPress pages, so you can create them via WordPress Admin › Pages › Add new interface.

How the "Top" page works?

The Top page groups all your enabled lists on a one page. The difference is also in their naming convention. Now, lists labels will be generated based on corresponding dates:

  • Today for Trending
  • This week for Hot
  • All time for Popular

Changing link labels

For the Popular, Hot, Trending and Top links, their labels are taken from the corresponding page titles.

For the Latest link, the situation is a little bit more tricky, due to lack of existing posts page (in default configuration).
To change that label, please follow these steps:

  1. Create a new page with your preferred title (eg. "Recent stories").
  2. Open the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  3. Go to the Static Front Page section
  4. Change the Front page displays option to A static page
  5. For Posts Page choose the previously created "Recent stories" page
  6. Change back the Front page displays option to Your latest posts

FAQ

Sidebar

The theme is based on a two-column layout, where the right column is reserved for the optional sticky sidebar.

Show popular posts in your sidebar

Popular posts is a collection of the most viewed posts from the last month. To list these posts in your sidebar you can use the Bimber Posts widget. Please follow these simple steps to configure it:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Widgets section
  3. Sidebars are context aware so you need to first choose page on which you want to add your widget
  4. When your target sidebar shows up in the panel on right, choose it
  5. Now click the Add a Widget button and choose from the list the Bimber Posts widget
  6. Fill the widget title, let's say "Hot stuff"
  7. Choose how many posts you want to show and which template will be best for your list
  8. Now the important part, set the Sort by option to "view" and the Time range to "last 30 days"
  9. Optionally, limit posts to some specific categories or hide elements that won't be visible

Use Facebook Page widget in your sidebar

Thanks to Facebook page widget you can show your Facebook stats (friends, likes) directly on your site. To add it to your sidebar, please do as follows:

  1. Open the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Go to the Widgets section
  3. Sidebars are context aware so you need to first choose page on which you want to add your widget
  4. When your target sidebar shows up in the panel on right, choose it
  5. Now click the Add a Widget button and choose from the list the Bimber Facebook Page widget
  6. Fill the widget title, by default it's "Find us on Facebook"
  7. Put your Facebook page url
  8. Customize the look (small header, show/hide facepile, posts)

Use sticky sidebar

Sticky sidebar is a floating box that stuck to the browser's top when you scroll. To configure it to work with your sidebar, please do as follows:

  1. Open the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Go to the Widgets section
  3. Sidebars are context aware so you need to first choose page on which you want to add your widget
  4. When your target sidebar shows up in the panel on right, choose it
  5. Now click the Add a Widget button and choose from the list the Bimber Sticky Start Point widget
  6. Now grab it and drag before a widget that should be a first widget inside a sticky container. All succeeding widgets will be sticky as well

Manage your sidebars with the Custom Sidebars plugin

To create your own widgetized areas and choose on which pages they show up we recommend the Custom Sidebars plugin.
It's easy to use, highly trusted and popular plugin. For a quick start, please watch this video guide.

Quizzes

Quizzes are a part of the Snax plugin so please refer to the Snax online documentation for all information about their setup and configuration.

Fake counters

No one likes to see 0 counters all around while starting a new site.
Fight with this, fight with zeros!

Fake shares

Fake shares functionality allows you to display a certain starting number of shares for every post, so you don't have to start from 0. This can be only set globally.

To define the global setting, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › MashShare › Setting panel
  2. Go to the Settings › General section
  3. Set the Fake Share Counter option to a number to set it globally
  4. Set the Fake Share Counter option to empty to disable it

Fake views

Fake views functionality allows you to display a certain starting number of views for every post, so you don't have to start from 0. This can be set globally or locally for every post.

Use auto-calculation

Automatic views calculation gets into account post publish date. At first views counter won't be equal to value you set as Fake view count base (see below) but will be only 10% of it. The counter will reach the final value after 30 days which makes it look more natural during post lifetime.

To enable auto-calculation, please do as follows:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Go to the Posts › Global section
  3. Set the Fake views count base option to a number to set it globally
  4. Set the Fake views count base option to empty to disable it

To set it up for a particular post, please:

  1. In the Post Editor find the Fake views metabox just below the main post content
  2. Set Fake views count to empty if you want the global setting to be used
  3. Set Fake views count to a number to set it up individually for a post

Fake votes

Fake votes functionality allows you to display a certain starting number of votes for every post, so you don't have to start from 0. This can be set globally or locally for every post.

Use auto-calculation

Automatic votes calculation gets into account post publish date. At first votes counter won't be equal to value you set as Fake vote count base (see below) but will be only 10% of it. The counter will reach the final value after 30 days which makes it look more natural during post lifetime.

To enable auto-calculation, please do as follows:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Settings › Snax panel
  2. Go to the Voting section
  3. Set the Fake vote count base option to a number to set it globally
  4. Set the Fake vote count base option to empty to disable it

To set it up for a particular post, please:

  1. In the Post Editor find the Fake votes metabox just below the main post content
  2. Set Fake votes count to empty if you want the global setting to be used
  3. Set Fake votes count to a number to set it up individually for a post

Fake reactions

Please refer to the Fake reactions under the Reactions section.

NSFW

What is NSFW?

Not safe/suitable for work is a term used to mark posts which contain nudity, intense sexuality, or other sensitive content, which the viewer may not wish to be seen accessing in a public such as in a workplace.
In the theme, all images belog to NSFW posts will NOT be visible on any listings. User needs to open a single post to see them.


How to enable?

To activate NSFW option:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Open to the Posts › NSFW section
  3. Check the Enabled option
  4. Now choose the categories for your NSFW posts

Reactions

What's Your Reaction

What's Your Reaction plugin allows you to share your reaction to a post, using nice looking badges.

Installation

The plugin is built into the theme so after theme activation you will be asked to install it.

How to Update?

After theme update, if new version of the plugin is available, you will be asked to update it (notice on top of the Dashboard).

If for somehow reason you can't see the notice, you can update the plugin manually.

To do that, go to the WP Admin Panel › Appearance › Install plugins, find the "What's Your Reaction" plugin on the list and click "Update" right below it.

Notice

If you can't find the Install plugins link in the WP Admin Panel › Appearance section, all your plugins are up to date and you don't need to update anything.


Setting up reactions

What's Your Reaction allows users to set up their own reactions and tag posts with them.

To create your own reactions, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Posts panel
  2. Go to the Reactions section
  3. Set up the name for your new reaction
  4. Choose an icon from available sets or upload your own
  5. Slug and description fields are optional
  6. Put a number inside Order field to affect the order in which reaction will be displayed next to others
  7. Press Add New Reaction button

To tag a post with a reaction, please:

  1. In the post editor find the Reactions section
  2. Type in the name of reaction and press add

Reactions are visible in the site's header, on a single post and as entry flags in post archives

SVG Support

The reason SVG is not part of WordPress core yet is that there are security concerns to be addressed. SVG is an XML file, which by itself opens it up to different vulnerabilities of which normal image formats aren’t affected. To allow you upload custom icons, we needed to add SVG to WordPress supported mime types. Although it works, it's a little bit risky. Best and, what's more important, safe way to allow SVG uploads is to use the Safe SVG plugin. The theme is fully compatible with it, so when you enable the Safe SVG plugin it will take full control over uploaded SVGs, the same protect your site against SVG/XML vulnerabilities.

More detailed info about SVG security concerns you will find in the How to Safely Enable WordPress SVG Support article.

Why a post is not visible on reaction page? I voted for that reaction!

Posts are only tagged with a reaction, when there are at least 3 votes for a given reaction from different users.


Hide reactions in the header

In order to hide reactions in the page header, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Go to the What's Your Reaction Integration section
  3. Change the Show reactions in header option to "no".

Hide single post reaction flags on archive view

In order to hide reactions in the page header, please:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Go to the What's Your Reaction Integration section
  3. Change the Show entry reactions option to "no".

Fake reactions

Fake reactions functionality allows you to display a certain starting number of reactions for every post, so you don't have to start from 0. This can be set globally or locally for every post.

Use auto-calculation

Automatic reactions calculation gets into account post publish date. At first reactions counter won't be equal to value you set as Fake reaction count base (see below) but will be only 10% of it. The counter will reach the final value after 30 days which makes it look more natural during post lifetime.

To enable auto-calculation, please do as follows:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Go to the What's Your Reaction Integration section
  3. Set the Fake reaction count base option to a number to set it globally
  4. Set the Fake reaction count base option to empty to disable it

To set it up for a particular post, please:

  1. In the Post Editor find the Fake reactions metabox just below the main post content
  2. Set Fake reactions count to empty if you want the global setting to be used
  3. Set Fake reactions count to a number to set it up individually for a post

Media

Media Ace plugin

Media Ace is a plugin that helps you with your day-to-day media management tasks.

Installation

The plugin is built into the theme so after theme activation you will be asked to install it.

Setup

After activating the plugin its configuration page will be accessible under the WP Admin Panel › Settings page.

Media Ace offers:

  • GIF to MP4 on the fly conversion
  • Hotlink protection
  • Image sizes management
  • Watermark protection

How to Update?

After theme update, if new version of the plugin is available, you will be asked to update it (notice on top of the Dashboard).

If for somehow reasons you can't see the notice, you can update the plugin manually.

To do that, go to the WP Admin Panel › Appearance › Install plugins, find the "Media Ace" plugin on the list and click "Update" right below it.

Notice

If you can't find the Install plugins link in the WP Admin Panel › Appearance section, all your plugins are up to date and you don't need to update anything.


GIF to MP4 conversion

To enable GIF to MP4 automatic conversion, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Settings › Media Ace panel
  2. Switch to the GIF to MP4 section
  3. Set your Cloud Convert API key. You need to first sing up on the cloudconvert.com site.
  4. If you want to serve MP4 files from Amazon S3 Cloud Storage instead of local disk (default), please change the Store MP4 files option to on Amazon S3 and fill your S3 account data.

Lazy load

Lazy loading is a system which makes the browser download assests (images, embeds) only when they are displayed. This will reduce the loading time of your site and the data usage for mobile users.

To enable lazy loading, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Settings › Media Ace panel
  2. Switch to the Lazy load section
  3. Turn on Lazy load images to enable lazy loading images
  4. Turn on Lazy load embeds to enable lazy loading embedded content (i.e. YouTube videos or a Spotify player)

Sometimes you do not want other webpages to use your images directly from your server. It is possible to block that, and even set up a replacement image to be displayed instead.

To enable hotlink protection, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Settings › Media Ace panel
  2. Switch to the Hotlink Protection section
  3. Check the Enabled? box to turn on the protection
  4. Access allowed for URLs allows you to make exeptions for some sites. Some social media are added by default, to enable sharing with the featured image
  5. Block direct access to these files allows you to set the file formats to be protected
  6. Turn off Direct requests to make the protection stronger (but less stable). Not recommended.
  7. Redirect blocked request to this URL - here you can type in the URL of a replacement image that will be send instead of the hotlinked one.

Image Sizes

Every time you upload an image, WordPress generates a set of different sizes to be served in different locations on your site. This increases the end-user performance but takes up a lot of server space. Media Ace allows you to reconfigure that for you own needs.

To manage image sizes, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Settings › Media Ace panel
  2. Switch to the Image Sizes section
  3. In the Custom section you can add your own sizes.
  4. In the Theme and Plugins subsection you can edit or deactivate sizes used by plugins or the theme
  5. In the WordPress subsection you can edit the sizes that are created by default by WordPress core. They can't be disabled.
  6. In the Inactive subsection you can reactivate the disabled sizes

Image Bulk Actions

To regenerate the thumbnails, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Settings › Media Ace panel
  2. Switch to the Image Bulk Actions< section
  3. Press Start in the Regenerate Thumbnails subsection

To add watermarks to all the images, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Settings › Media Ace panel
  2. Switch to the Image Bulk Actions< section
  3. Press Start in the Add Watermarks subsection

To remove watermarks from all the images, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Settings › Media Ace panel
  2. Switch to the Image Bulk Actions< section
  3. Press Start in the Remove Watermarks subsection

Watermarks

Watermarks are small symbols/logos that are put on images to indicate what site they originate from. This way you protect your content from being used on other sites without admission.

Media Ace allows you to add watermarks to all the images uploaded to your site, including the ones from frontend submission.

Important
Media Ace will create a backup copy of every image before watermarking. All the original files can be restored. If you change/set the new watermark, you can apply it to all the pictures in the media library in the Image Bulk Actions section

To enable watermarks, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Settings › Media Ace panel
  2. Switch to the Watermaks section
  3. Check the Enabled box.
  4. Press choose an image and select the watermark picture. It is recommended to use higher resolution pictures.
  5. Choose Position on image and Opacity
  6. You can enable watermarks for different image sizes, set the size of the watermark and it's offset in the Advanced options subsection

Media Ace allows you to automatically download featured image for posts with embedded content.

To enable this functionality, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Settings › Media Ace panel
  2. Switch to the Auto Featured Images section
  3. Enable the Auto download embed featured images checkbox.

Plugins

The theme makes use of several plugins to provide some additional features, like social sharing buttons, post view statistics or newsletter signup form.

Visual Composer plugin

The Visual Composer is the most popular drag & drop frontend and backend page builder.

Installation

The plugin is integrated into the theme so after theme activation you will be asked to install it. Or course this doesn't mean you have to use it. The Bimber theme works with and without it.

Setup

After activating the plugin, its configuration page will be accessible in the WP Admin main menu. The plugin's default configuration is enough to start working with the builder. No extra configuration steps are required.

For more information, please refer to the plugin page.

Build a static page

To compose a static page using VC elements, please do these simple steps:

  1. Create a new page or choose one of existing and go to its edition screen.
  2. If plugin is activated and was loaded properly, you should see VC's toolbar under the page title.
  3. Click the Backend Editor if you like to use the editor on the backend side.
  4. Click the Frontend Editor if you like to use the live frontend editor.
  5. Start adding elements, use drag & drop UI to change their position etc.
  6. Save a page.

Build a home page

To add Visual Composer content to your home page, please do as follows:

  1. Create a new page for home page content. Let's call this page "VC Home Content".
  2. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel.
  3. Switch to the Home section.
  4. Choose the Visual Composer Content panel.
  5. Choose the "VC Home Content" page for the Inject content from page field.
  6. Click the "Edit page" link below to start editing your custom home page elements on the backend side.
  7. Click the "Edit on front-end with VC" link below to start editing your custom home page elements using the live frontend editor.
  8. Save a page. You don't need to publish it.
  9. The "VC Home Content" should now be visible above the main posts feed on the home page.

Custom elements

Besides Visual Composer's built-in elements, the theme offers custom elements:

  • Bimber Collection - posts collection
  • Bimber Title - collection's header title, for elements without built-in title option (e.g. WooCommerce collections)

Update plugin

The Visual Composer plugin is a premium plugin sold separately on the CodeCanyon site. It is included in the theme (based on extended license) so you can use it for free, as theme's element. Unfortunately this type of license doesn't let you do the plugin updates. Updates are available only for users with a regular license. When a new Visual Composer version comes up, the Bimber theme will be updated as well, to include the VC latest version.

If you have already activated Visual Composer, you've updated Bimber and want to update VC please:

  1. Please deactivate and delete Visual Composer in WordPress Admin › Plugins panel
  2. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Install plugins panel and install an up-to-date Visual Composer.

Mashshare Share Buttons plugin

Enable highly customizable social sharing buttons - Facebook, Twitter and more.

Share buttons locations

There are few locations to choose for your share buttons:

  • before or/and after a post content
  • in the top sticky ShareBar
  • for all images/videos embedded in a post content.
    Caution. For design purposes share buttons will be applied only for images/videos with center alignment.
    If you don't know how to center images, please take a look at the Image Alignment section in the Wordpress Codex.

Installation

The plugin is integrated into the theme so after theme activation you will be asked to install it. Or course this doesn't mean you have to use it. If you prefer other social sharing solution, feel free to use it.

Setup

After activating the plugin, its configuration page will be accessible in the WP Admin main menu.

For more information, please refer to the plugin page.

How to Update?

As any other plugin from wordpress.org site, if new version of the plugin is available, you will be notified about it.


AdAce

Quickly place multiple ads on your viral site by utilizing the Google AdSense program or any other kind of ad codes.

Migration from WP QUADS

From version 5.0 WP QUADS is being replaced by AdAce as the main ad plugin. AdAce has all the options that are found in QUADS and also adds some new features, like sponsors.

If you have WP QUADS active during the AdAce activation, then AdAce will import all the ads and settings from QUADS, with the exception of ad widgets on sidebars. After activating AdAce you can safely deactivate/remove WP QUADS.

CAUTION!

AdAce will NOT import ad widgets automatically (the ads themselves are imported). You will have to set them up manually in WordPress Admin › Appearance › Widgets.

Installation

The plugin is integrated into the theme so after theme activation you will be asked to install it. Or course this doesn't mean you have to use it. If you prefer other ads solution, feel free to use it. More info about switching to other ads plugin can be found here.

Setup

After activating the plugin, its configuration page will be accessible from the WP Admin › Settings › AdAce menu.

The plugin provides some default ad locations ready to insert ad codes (like "Beginning of Post" or "right before the last Paragraph"). Additionaly the theme registers the following locations:

# Location Ad format Notes
1 Before header theme area horizontal
2 Before content theme area horizontal
3 Before "Related Entries" section horizontal An ideal location to utilize some Content Discovery Platform, like Outbrain or Revcontent
4 Before "More From" section horizontal
5 Before comments area horizontal
6 Before "Don't miss" section horizontal
7 Inside grid collection rectangle, vertical
8 Inside list collection rectangle, horizontal

Create ad

To create ads please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the Ads panel
  2. Click the Add New link

  1. Ad Title
  2. Ad Type - custom ads (for example your own image or AdSense)
  3. Shortcode - paste into the post to display the ad
  4. PHP Code - for use in your custom templates
  5. Do not use as random ad - when you set an ad location to display random ads, this ad will be ommited
  6. Groups - similar to post categories, you can assing ads to ad groups
  7. Order - when displaying ads from a group, ads with higher order will be displayed first
  8. Custom ad settings

  9. Image - the image to be used
  10. Link - the URL the ad is supposed to link to
  11. Code - HTML/ JavaScript code for your ad. If used togheter with image, the image is displayed above the code
  12. Disable on devices

  13. Turn off this ad on particular devices (you can set resolution breakpoints for devices in Settings › AdAce Options › General

AdSense settings

  1. Paste AdSense code here and it will be automatically imported into the settings below
  2. AdSense Slot id
  3. AdSense Publisher id - paste into the post to display the ad
  4. Ad type responsive ads stretch automatically to their location, fixed size ads have sizes set in pixels
  5. Main ad size to use on all resolutions
  6. Custom ad sizes for devices - you can set the ad size per device, if not set the main size is used

Assign Ad

To create ads please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the Settings › AdAce Options › Ad Slots panel
  2. Select the ad slot to assign to

  1. Ad selection - you use any of your ads or a random ad. For repeating slots (inside collections) you can use the Group setting to sequentially display each ad from the group. For random ads you can use all ads or only ads from a group
  2. Display on home - if unchecked, the ad will not be displayed on the homepage
  3. Display on singular - you can choose the post types for which the ad will be used on the single post view
  4. Display on archive - you can choose the taxonomies for which the ad will be used on the archive
  5. Display for logged in users - if unchecked, the ad will not be displayed for the logged in users
  6. Display on AMP - wheter to display the ad on Accelerated Mobile Pages
  7. Minimal sizes - the slot will be stretched to fit this minimal size
  8. Alignment of the contents of the slot
  9. Margin to be used around the slot

Some slots might have some slightly different controls, depending on it's usage.

Ads on the homepage

AdAce allows you to inject ads into your homepage post colletions.

To set it up please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Home › Main Collection section
  3. Scroll down and set the Ad option to "inject into post collection"
  4. Inject ad at position determines which position the ad will take (for example position 4 means it will be injected after post 3)
  5. Repeat ad after each X positions allows you to repeat the ad every X posts.
  6. You can assign the ads in Settings › AdAce Options › Ad Slots panel. Please use the Inside X Collection ad slots, where X stands for your main collection template. For example if you use "Grid with sidebar" use the "Inside grid collection" slot

Ads in the archive

AdAce allows you to inject ads into your archives, for example category or tag archives.

To set it up please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize panel
  2. Switch to the Posts › Archive section
  3. Scroll down and set the Ad option to "inject into post collection"
  4. Inject ad at position determines which position the ad will take (for example position 4 means it will be injected after post 3)
  5. Repeat ad after each X positions allows you to repeat the ad every X posts.
  6. You can assign the ads in Settings › AdAce Options › Ad Slots panel. Please use the Inside X Collection ad slots, where X stands for your main collection template. For example if you use "Grid with sidebar" use the "Inside grid collection" slot

Ad groups

AdAce allows you assign ads to the ad groups. Then, you can assign those groups to slots for random rotation or display them sequentially in collections.

To set it up please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Ad › Groups panel
  2. Type in the name of the group and press Add new group
  3. You can assign ads to groups in ad edition screen (please see above)
  4. Go to the Settings › AdAce Options › Ad Slots panel
  5. For any slot you can set the Ad to Random and then below choose the group. The random ads will be only pulled from the chosen group
  6. For repeatable fileds (for example in collections), you can set Ad to Group. The ads from that group will be displayed one after the other in instances of the slot
  7. You can affect the sequence of the ads displayed using the order setting in the ad edition screen (please see above). Ads with the same order will be ordered by date

Sponsors

AdAce allows you to monetize your site by adding sponsor branding to your content.

To set up the sponsored content please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the Posts › Sponsors panel
  2. Create a sponsor by setting the sponsor name and optionally a description and a logo
  3. Go into post editor and use the Sponsor section on the right side to choose a sponsor for the post
  4. Go to the Settings › AdAce Options › Sponsors panel
  5. Select the mode of display for sponsor before and after the post

How to Update?

The newest version of the plugin will always be shipped with Bimber updates.


Media Ace

Media Ace is a plugin that helps you with your day-to-day media management tasks.

Installation

The plugin is integrated into the theme so after theme activation you will be asked to install it.

Setup

After activating the plugin, its configuration page will be accessible in the WP Admin › Settings › Media Ace section.

For more information, please refer to the media section of this document.

How to Update?

The newest version of the plugin will always be shipped with Bimber updates.


Photomix

Photomix is a plugin for creating engaging viral images without Photoshop.

Installation

The plugin is integrated into the theme so after theme activation you will be asked to install it.

To create a new Photomix, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the WordPress Admin › Media › Add new Photomix panel
  2. Choose a template
  3. Upload images for each parto of the Photomix. Below the images you can set up their scale, invert them or delete
  4. In the left top corner you can find the symbols section to add different cliparts to the image
  5. Set the name for the Photomix in the right top corner and press save to add it to the media library
  6. Press download to obtain the image file directly

Setup

After activating the plugin, its configuration page will be accessible in the WP Admin › Settings › Photomix section.

How to Update?

The newest version of the plugin will always be shipped with Bimber updates.


Enable post view statistics and popular | hot | trendings lists.

Installation

The plugin is integrated into the theme so after theme activation you will be asked to install it. Or course this doesn't mean you have to use it. If you prefer other ads solution, feel free to use it.

Setup

After activating the plugin, its configuration page will be accessible in the WP Admin › Settings section.

For more information, please refer to the plugin page.

How to Update?

As any other plugin from wordpress.org site, if new version of the plugin is available, you will be notified about it.


MailChimp for WordPress

Subscribe your WordPress site visitors to your MailChimp lists, with ease.

Installation

The plugin is integrated into the theme so after theme activation you will be asked to install it. Or course this doesn't mean you have to use it. If you prefer other ads solution, feel free to use it. More info about switching to other ads plugin can be found here.

Setup

After activating the plugin, its configuration page will be accessible in the WP Admin main menu.

For more information, please refer to the plugin page.

How to update?

As any other plugin from wordpress.org site, if new version of the plugin is available, you will be notified about it.

How to change default texts?

If you want to change default phrases, like "Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!",
you can do that via WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize › Newsletter section.


WooCommerce plugin

The WooCommerce plugin is the most popular eCommerce solution for WordPress.

Installation

The plugin is available for free in wordpress.org repository. You can download it or install directly from the WP admin panel › Plugins › Add new panel.

Setup

If you are not familar with the WooCommerce plugin, please start with the official WooCommerce Setting Up Shop video guide. Check also other WooCommerce Guided Tour Videos.

Turn an internal product into exteranl (affiliate) link

If you don't want to sell products on your site (like normally WooCommerce does) but rather earn from affiliates (like Amazon.com) using referral links, please do as follows:

  1. Create a new product.
  2. Go to its edition view.
  3. Fill product data like title and image.
  4. Under the WP Content Editor you will find a metabox called Product Data. Change the Simple product to the External/Affiliate product.
  5. Set the Product URL. This should be a product link that includes your referral id.
  6. Set the Button text. Eg. it can be Buy on Amazon.com if you refer to Amazon.com product.
  7. Set other product details if you wish (price etc).
  8. Save product.

Update plugin

As any other plugin from wordpress.org site, when new version of the plugin is available, you will be notified about it directly in your Dashboard.

G1 Socials plugin

G1 Socials is a simple plugin that lets your users follow you via your social channels.

Installation

The plugin is built into the theme so after theme activation you will be asked to install it.

Setup

After activating the plugin its configuration page will be accessible under the WP Admin Panel › Settings page.

How to add new icon?

To add new icon you need to use the "g1_socials_items" hook. We strongly recommend to add all new icons via our child theme. Below the child theme functions.php file showing how to use the hook to add/remove icon.

<?php>
// Prevent direct script access
if ( !defined( 'ABSPATH' ) )
    die ( 'No direct script access allowed' );
/**
* Child Theme Setup
*
* Always use child theme if you want to make some custom modifications.
* This way theme updates will be a lot easier.
*/

function bimber_childtheme_setup() {
    add_filter( 'g1_socials_items', 'add_remove_g1_socials_item' );
}

add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'bimber_childtheme_setup' );

function add_remove_g1_socials_item ( $icons ) {
    $child_theme_dir = get_stylesheet_directory_uri();

    // remove 'Facebook' icon
    unset( $icons['facebook'] );

    // add new icon, let's call it 'myicon'
    // 'color' -  defines icon background color
    // 'icon_dir' - defines where the folder with icon is located
    $icons['myicon'] = array(
        'color' => '#ff0000',
        'icon_dir' => $child_theme_dir . '/social-icons/'
    );

    return $icons;
}

Now, you need to add your icons to the folder you specified (via "icon_dir" parameter). You should add icons in all sizes: 16px, 24px, 32px and 48px. Icons should be in the png format.

Change Icons Order

The icon list interface is sortable. You can easily change an icon position just by dragging it (move mouse over a title) after/before other icon.

How to Update?

After theme update, if new version of the plugin is available, you will be asked to update it (notice on top of the Dashboard).

If for somehow reasons you can't see the notice, you can update the plugin manually.

To do that, go to the WP Admin Panel › Appearance › Install plugins, find the "G1 Socials" plugin on the list and click "Update" right below it.

Notice

If you can't find the Install plugins link in the WP Admin Panel › Appearance section, all your plugins are up to date and you don't need to update anything.

AMP plugin

The AMP plugin adds support for the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), which is all about providing mobile optimized content that can load instantly everywhere.

Installation

The plugin is available for free in wordpress.org repository. You can download it or install directly from the WP admin panel › Plugins › Add new panel.

Setup

All you need to do to enable AMP support on your site is to activate the plugin. The theme will do the rest.

Check the AMP version of a post

To check how Google will deliver your post content on mobile devices, please add the /amp/ part to the end of its url.

Example:

Post url:           http://yourdomain.com/some-post/
AMP version:   http://yourdomain.com/some-post/amp/

Update plugin

As any other plugin from wordpress.org site, when new version of the plugin is available, you will be notified about it directly in your Dashboard.

Learn more

If you want to learn more about Google's AMP project, please read the What Is Google AMP And How Will It Affect Your SEO? article.

Instant Articles for WP plugin

The Instant Articles for WP plugin adds support for Instant Articles for Facebook, which is a new way for publishers to distribute fast, interactive stories on Facebook.

Installation

The plugin is available for free in wordpress.org repository. You can download it or install directly from the WP admin panel › Plugins › Add new panel.

Setup

After activating the plugin, its configuration page will be accessible in the WP Admin main menu. Click the "Instant Articles" link and follow the, step by step, setup process.

Send a post content to Facebook

When you create a new post or update an existing one, the plugin will try to send its content (converted to meet FB Instanct Articles rules) to Facebook automatically. The result of this action can be checked on a post edition screen, in the Facebook Instant Articles meta box.

Update plugin

As any other plugin from wordpress.org site, when new version of the plugin is available, you will be notified about it directly in your Dashboard.

Image Compression

Viral websites often make heavy use of images. One of the best ways to improve the experience of your users is to decrease the size of the image files via an image optimization service. You can easily do that with Bimber by installing a proper plugin.

Services

Here are some examples of image optimization services that you can use with Bimber:

WP Smush

TinyPNG

EWWW Image Optimizer

How does it work?

Image optimization services will take any image you upload to your site and pass it through a special algorithm which will decrease the size of the file. This includes any image you upload from the backend and the frontend using Snax's Frontend Submission.

All the enlisted plugins support lossless compression. They will improve the loading times for your site, reduce the usage of the server space and also improve your SEO by upgrading your performance rating in Page Speed Insights.

How to use the plugins?

All the enlisted plugins should work out of the box and optimize every image uploaded to the site after activation. They also all offer a bulk optimization option in the media library to take care of your archive files. In most of the cases the default settings are a good starting point. For advanced configuration, please refer to each plugin's documentation.

How much does it cost?

Notice: please refer to the plugins' official sites for the current pricing.

WP Smush offers an unlimited free plan and an optional PRO version for more options and bigger images ($49 /month).

EWW has a free version which will optimize your files locally using your server's CPU. You can also switch to a paid cloud service which is priced by the amount (around $0.003 per image).

TinyPNG has a free plan for approximately 100 images and a paid plan for around $0.009 per image

HOWTO Guides

Below you will find some practical tips and tricks to get the most out of your WordPress site. These are not mandatory, but highly recommended.

Securing your WordPress site

Security is the most neglected part of a WordPress site life cycle. Many people recall about it when it is too late, when their sites are already hacked. You probably won't be one of them so please take it really seriously. It costs nothing (there are free plugins) to fully protect your site against attackers and their malware software.

Use the WordFence plugin

From many good plugins (both free and paid) available on the market, we recommend the Wordfence Security plugin. As a good starting point, please check the How to Configure Wordfence Security Plugin for WordPress tutorial.

Keep plugins up to date

We all know that WordPress wouldn't exist without plugins. We all use them and thanks to them we can save a lot of time instead of building everything from scratch. All you need to do to keep your site safe is to remember about keeping all your plugins up to date. If you don't use a plugin anymore, just deactivate (or remove) it, but never leave it outdated. It's the easiest way to give any potential hacker access to your site.

Other good practices

The Wordfence Security plugin gives you almost ultimate protection. If this plugin detects any potential security issue you will be immediately notified about it. But it can't detect and solve all of them. Some are related to human nature, so we also strongly advise to stick to these rules:

  • Don't give the admin access to anyone
  • Make sure that users with access to your site have correct access level
  • Use strong passwords (Wordfence has an option to force your users to use strong passwords, use it!)

Speeding up your WordPress site

WordPress has to generate each page each time your visitor comes to it. This is always a costly operation, forcing your web server to waste its resources (mainly CPU and memory). You are probably aware of the fact that it is not necessary to do that. All visitors can (and should) see the same page version (for some defined period of time or at least until next modification). You should always cache your site and eliminate all additional components (e.g. plugins) that can slow down caching process (page will be generated only once but this also can take a while).

Use the WP Super Cache plugin

There are few good plugins for caching. We recommend the WP Super Cache plugin because it's very good (trusted by 1+ million of users) for most cases and relatively simple to configure. If you need more powerful solution, the W3 Total Cache plugin will be a better choice. It has much more options (e.g. CSS/JavaScript minifying) but it's also much more complicated.

If you are not familiar with the WP Super Cache plugin and you're looking for a quick start guide, please check the How to Install and Setup WP Super Cache for Beginners tutorial.

Uninstall unused plugins

Another good practice to provide best site performance is to use only the necessary plugins. Less plugins means less resources to process and faster site. Make sure that all your active plugins are really needed and if not please deactivate (or remove) them. Our theme is delivered with a lot of built in components so before you decide to use a 3rd party extension, please check if the theme doesn't provide it already.

Enable gzip compression

All modern browsers support and automatically negotiate gzip compression for all HTTP requests. Enabling gzip compression can reduce the size of the transferred response by up to 90%, which can significantly reduce the amount of time to download the resource, reduce data usage for the client, and improve the time to the first render of your page. See How to Optimize Your Site with GZIP Compression to learn more.


Using the Child Theme

Child theme is the recommended and only safe way to modify the theme.

Why do I need it?

You will probably want to modify this theme somehow. The child theme is the recommended and only only safe way to do that. When you have the child theme activated and a new update is available, you can update the parent theme and be sure that you will not lose your modifications.

How to install the child theme?

You don't have to create your own child theme. Our theme is delivered with it. Look inside the package downloaded from ThemeForest (unzip it first of course) and you will find the bimber-child-theme.zip file. Install it in the same way as you did for the main theme (bimber.zip).

Does the child theme slow down my site?

No, the child theme WILL NOT affect your site's speed.

Where should I place my PHP modifications?

All your custom PHP functions, filters and custom codes should be added to the child theme's functions.php file.
You can access it directly from the WP admin panel › Appearances › Editor › Bimber Child Theme.

Where should I place my CSS modifications?

All your custom CSS rules should be added to the child theme's style.css file.
You can access it directly from the WP admin panel › Appearances › Editor › Bimber Child Theme.

Where should I place my JavaScript modifications?

All your custom JavaScript code should be added to the child theme's modifications.js file (run on front-end) or modifications-admin.js file (run on back-end).
You can access it directly from the WP admin panel › Appearances › Editor › Bimber Child Theme.


Update Theme

To use automatic updates you need the Envato Market plugin. If you haven't installed it yet, you can do this now via WordPress Admin › Appearance › Install Plugins panel.

For more information about its configuration, please read the How To Automatically Update WordPress Themes with the Envato Market Plugin.

How to separate Snax posts from regular posts?

Sometimes you want to handle the user-submitted posts separately. Snax allows you to do this by auto-assigning a category to all Snax posts. Then, you can exclude this category from displaying on the home page.

To auto assign the Snax posts to a category, please take the following easy steps:

  • Go to the WP admin › Settings › General
  • Find the Auto assign to category option.
  • Choose a category and save the settings.

To exclude the Snax posts from home page, please take the following easy steps:

  • Go to the WP admin › Appearance › Customize.
  • Go to the Home › Main Collection section.
  • Mark the Snax's category under the Exclude categories option.

Translation

The most common mistake is identifying translation with switching to different language. Translation allows you to change phrases for your current language too.

Translating with WP Customizer

Some most important phrases are available to change directly in the Customize panel. These phrases are:

  1. Latest stories title on home page, in Home section
  2. More stories title on home page, in Home section
  3. Latest stories title on archive pages, in Posts › Archive section
  4. More stories title on archive pages, in Posts › Archive section
  5. Newsletter titles and labels, in Newsletter section (available only if the Mailchimp plugin is activated)

Translation with Loco Translate plugin

The Loco Translate plugin is the best, in our opinion, tool for translating/changing all phrases in the theme. As stated above, you can use it to change phrases without changing your current language.

Requirements

In order to localize your theme and plugins, create a directory named "languages" inside of "wp-content", if it does not already exist. Make sure that your web server has write permissions to this directory. If you're not familiar with this subject, please first read about Wordpress file permissions.

How to translate?

  1. Install the Loco Translate plugin.
  2. Go to the WP Admin Panel › Loco Translate.
  3. Find on the list your target theme/plugin (Screen 1, Point 1)

    Screen 1 Choose theme/plugin to translate

  4. Click "New language" (Screen 1, Point 2).
  5. Select your language (let's say "Spanish", code "es_ES"). Remember that this translation will be loaded only if your site language in WordPress Admin › Settings › General › Language is the same.
  6. Translate all phrases (Screen 2, Point 1 and 2) and click "Save" (Screen 2, Point 3) to generate all necessary translation files.

    Screen 2 Save translation

If everything goes well, you should find translation files under the directory:

For theme

wp-content/languages/themes/bimber-es_ES.po
wp-content/languages/themes/bimber-es_ES.mo

For plugin (e.g. G1 Socials)

wp-content/languages/plugins/g1_socials-es_ES.po
wp-content/languages/plugins/g1_socials-es_ES.mo

Keep translations safe after future updates

Because we don't use the theme/plugins related directories to store translations you have nothing to worry about. All custom translations are stored in the wp-content/languages directory so unless you reinstall the entire Wordpress installation, all is safe there. You can update the theme and each plugin without losing their translations. You don't even need to use the child theme.


FAQ

Other

Sources and Credits

Images, Illustrations, Videos & Icons

JavaScripts

  • jQuery - JavaScript Framework
  • enquire.js - Awesome Media Queries in JavaScript
  • Isotope - Filter & sort magical layouts
  • Placeholders.js - polyfill for the HTML5 placeholder attribute
  • Timeago - convert date into fuzzy timestamps
  • Waypoints - Waypoints is the easiest way to trigger a function when you scroll to an element.
  • SuperGif - GIF parser and player
  • matchMedia.js - polyfill for testing media queries in JS
  • Modernizr - JavaScript library that detects HTML5 and CSS3 features in the user’s browser
  • Picturefill - A responsive image polyfill
  • Stickyfill - `position: sticky` polyfill

Fonts


PSD files

The download package includes the following Adobe Photoshop .PSD files:

  • _home_grid_sidebar_v01.psd
  • _archive_grid_sidebar_v01.psd
  • _single_classic_sidebar_v01.psd

All fonts used in the template are available from the Google Fonts Directory for free. Every file is fully layered, well organized and contains grid helper lines for your convenience.


JavaScript files

The main power behind this theme is the famous javascript framework jQuery.

Except plugin files, the Theme uses:

  • front.js - theme specific functions and plugins initializations (frontend side)
  • menu.js - menu specific functions (frontend side)
  • admin.js - theme specific functions and plugins initializations (admin side)
  • theme-options.js - theme options panel specific functions

All used 3rd party scripts are listed on the Sources and Credits page.


CSS files

Reset Styles

The first rules in main.css file are generic reset rules. Many browser interpret the default behavior of html elements differently. By using a general reset styles, we can work round this.

General Styles

The main css file main.css is separated into sections:

  1. Settings
    1. Global
  2. Tools
    1. Functions
    2. Mixins
  3. Generic
    1. Reset
  4. Elements
    1. Default
    2. Forms
  5. Objects
    1. Grid
    2. Fluid wrapper
  6. Components

If you would like to edit a specific section of the site, simply find the appropriate label in the CSS file, and then scroll down until you find the appropriate style that needs to be edited. Sections are marked as follows:

/**
 * 1 . SAMPLE SECTION NAME
 */

Theme Folder Structure

After unzipping the file downloaded from the ThemeForest you'll see the following folder structure:

  • bimber - theme files - in case you want to upload the theme through the FTP
  • bimber.zip - zipped theme files - in case you want to upload the theme through the WordPress admin
  • bimber-child-theme - child theme files - in case you want to upload the child theme through the FTP
  • bimber-child-theme.zip - zipped child theme files - in case you want to upload the child theme through the WordPress admin
  • changelog.txt - releases history
  • Documentation - an entry point to the online documentation. Online version it's always up to date.
  • License - licensing files
  • Licensing - licensing files
  • PSD - PSD files

Custom Widgets

The Theme comes with some custom widgets ready to use. All custom widgets names start with the Bimber prefix.

All available widgets can be found in the WP Admin › Appearance › Widgets.

Advanced

Use other ads plugin

The theme by default uses the WP QUADS plugin for displaying ads on your site.
But of course we are aware that you may want to use other plugin, especially if you use it on your other sites.
Our plugin is not tightly coupled with the theme so you can easily replace it with your own.

How to integrate other plugin?

All you need to do is to override ad template files with your code (shortcode, widget, custom HTML/JS).
You will find all templates inside the THEME_ROOT_DIR/template-parts dir, each has the ad- prefix.

Example

Let's say you have ads plugin that delivers [my_ad] shortcode to display your ad.
Assume also that you want to replace the top most header ad. To do so, please follow these steps:

  1. install and activate the theme child theme (if you don't have it)
  2. copy the template-parts/ad-before-header-theme-area.php file to the child theme template-parts/ dir
  3. open the file and replace its entire content with this code <?php echo do_shortcode('[my_ad]'); ?>

Procedure for any other ad location (before content, inside grid etc) is exactly the same. Just the template to replace is different.


Use other newsletter plugin

The theme by default uses the MailChimp for WordPress plugin as a newsletter solution.
But of course we are aware that you may want to use other plugin, especially if you use mailing service other than MailChimp.
Our plugin is not tightly coupled with the theme so you can easily replace it with your own.

How to integrate other plugin?

All you need to do is to override ad template files with your code (shortcode, widget, custom HTML/JS).
You will find all templates inside the THEME_ROOT_DIR/template-parts dir, each has the newsletter- prefix.

Example

Let's say you have ads plugin that delivers [my_newsletter_form] shortcode to display your newsletter.
Assume also that you want to replace the newsletter after post content. To do so, please follow these steps:

  1. install and activate the theme child theme (if you don't have it)
  2. copy the template-parts/newsletter-after-content.php file to the child theme template-parts/ dir
  3. open the file and replace its entire content with this code <?php echo do_shortcode('[my_newsletter_form]'); ?>

Procedure for any other newsletter location (inside grid etc) is exactly the same. Just the template to replace is different.

Troubleshooting

Demo data installation failed

If you encounter any problems with installation of the demo settings and/or content, this is most likely caused by too short script execution time setting on your server.

If you have access to the server settings, please change max_execution_time in the php.ini to 300 seconds.

If you don't have access to the server settings, please contact your hosting provider support.


The popular, hot and trending lists are based on post views. They differ in time range:

  • popular list shows most viewed posts of time. You can treat them as so called "Hall of Fame" collection
  • hot list is for most viewed posts from last month
  • trending list is for posts from last day that were mostly viewed

Here are some requirements you need to meet to collect data for these lists:

  1. the Wordpress Popular Posts plugin must be activated.
    WordPress doesn't count views for posts by default so we need to use 3rd party plugin for that.
  2. at least one post needs to be visited so its views counter can be initialized.
    Just click through few posts on your site to populate their views.

How often lists are updated?

Lists are updated once a day. You can change this interval by adding the code below to your child theme functions.php:

add_filter( 'bimber_update_lists_interval', 'bimber_change_update_lists_interval' );

function bimber_change_update_lists_interval( $interval ) {
    $interval = 60 * 60 * 12; // 12 hours = 60 sec * 60 min * 12 hours

    return $interval;
}

How to update lists manually?

If you are in a development phase of your site, you will probably want to see results faster, before first calculation is done. To do that please follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Theme Options panel
  2. Go to the Tasks tab
  3. Click the Run now button right next to the list you want to update

Post views counter is not visible

WordPress doesn't count views for posts by default so we need to use 3rd party plugin for that. To display post views, please install and activate the Wordpress Popular Posts plugin. Then go and visit one of your posts to increase its views counter. Now you should see current number of views for that post.

Set up views threshold

By default the theme doesn't show views counter if there is less than 10 views.
You can of change that setting in the WordPress Admin › Appearance › Customize › Posts › Global › Hide views section.


Don't Miss section is empty

The Don't Miss section is based on last month most viewed posts.

Here are some requirements you need to meet to collect data for this collection:

  1. the Wordpress Popular Posts plugin must be activated.
    WordPress doesn't count views for posts by default so we need to use 3rd party plugin for that.
  2. at least one post needs to be visited so its views counter can be initialized.
    Just click through few posts on your site and you should see them immediately here, in the Don't Miss section.

Static Front Page section missing

If you can't find the Static Front Page section in the WP Customizer panel, you probably don't have any published pages. Wordpress shows the Static Front Page section only if at least one published page exists in WP Admin » Pages.


Translation folder is not writable

Translation forbidden

If you see the warning above in the Loco Translate plugin, your web server can't save translation files to the /wp-content/languages/themes folder.
You need to set write file permissions on the folder /wp-content/languages/themes so web server can write to it.
If you're unsure how to set file permission on your server, ask your system administrator or hosting provider.

Migration to 4.0

If you don't use the child theme to customize Bimber's templates or CSS styles, feel free to skip this guide.

Bimber 4.0 is a huge major update that introduces tons of new features. To make it possible, we had to first rewrite its current code. We tried to keep backward compatibility where we could, but there is no way to do that for all possible cases. Some of your changes, mostly those applied in child them, will require manual inspection.

Migration steps

To do a migration , please follow these steps:

  1. Backup your current site
  2. Deactivate the Bimber Child Theme (if in use)
  3. Update the theme according to this update guide
  4. If you were using the Snax and What's Your Reaction plugins, you must activate them again. Both were deactivated by migration process because both required to be updated to new versions. You can update and then activate them using WP Admin > Plugins panel.
  5. Now, before we activate the child theme, you need to check what changes were made there:
    • CSS custom code
      If any of your custom rules is not working anymore, you need to check if corresponding selector is still valid. If the rule was prepared by our support staff, please back to your topics and inform us about this. We will help you adjust everything.
    • Templates
      Here situation is a little bit more complicated because few templates were changed. Some just changed names and other were replaced or divided into new template parts. Our recommendation here is to remove all overridden templates and try to apply changes to them again. This way you will notice if your template is no longer available or changed its location in folders tree.

CAUTION!

If you leave old templates in child theme and WordPress won't be able to locate them, you will probably see some white pages.

Let us help

If you don't fully understand the migration process or you are afraid that something will go wrong after making the update, please just contact us on the support forum and we will help move to Bimber 4.0

Migration to 5.0

If you don't use the child theme to customize Bimber's templates or CSS styles, feel free to skip this guide.

Bimber 5.0 is a huge major update that introduces tons of new features. To make it possible, we had to first rewrite its current code. We tried to keep backward compatibility where we could, but there is no way to do that for all possible cases. Some of your changes, mostly those applied in child them, will require manual inspection.

Migration steps

To do a migration , please follow these steps:

  1. Backup your current site
  2. Deactivate the Bimber Child Theme (if in use)
  3. Update the theme according to this update guide
  4. Install new plugins (PhotoMix and AdAce) via WP Admin > Appearance > Install Plugins.
  5. If you install the AdAce plugin, please disable the WP QUADS plugin.
  6. Update other plugins (Snax, MediaAce and What's Your Reaction, Visual Composer) via WP Admin > Appearance > Install Plugins.
  7. Now, before we activate the child theme, you need to check what changes were made there:
    • CSS custom code
      If any of your custom rules is not working anymore, you need to check if corresponding selector is still valid. If the rule was prepared by our support staff, please back to your topics and inform us about this. We will help you adjust everything.
    • Templates
      Here situation is a little bit more complicated because few templates were changed. Some just changed names and other were replaced or divided into new template parts. Our recommendation here is to remove all overridden templates and try to apply changes to them again. This way you will notice if your template is no longer available or changed its location in folders tree.

CAUTION!

If you leave old templates in child theme and WordPress won't be able to locate them, you will probably see some white pages.

Let us help

If you don't fully understand the migration process or you are afraid that something will go wrong after making the update, please just contact us on the support forum and we will help move to Bimber 5.0

Quiz actions don't work

Problem

Quizzes core is built using the Backbone JS framework. To work, it uses the PUT and DELETE request method for HTTP requests. If you encounter problem with adding/removing your quiz questions/answers/results, you have probably blocked the DELETE and/or PUT methods on your server.

Solution

The easiest way to allow Backbone working properly, is to insert the below condition into the .htaccess file on your server. If this not an option on your server, please contact with your server provider to check other possible solutions.