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Maudern Theme

Maudern is a minimal theme that helps fashion online stores provide a minimalistic, clean, feel good-experience. It puts products first and offers a straightforward shopping experience. This way, it will help more of your users convert into customers.

Installation

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Thanks for purchasing Maudern from WooCommerce.com! Each purchase from our site is a yearly subscription which you can view and manage under the My Subscriptions section of your WooCommerce.com account dashboard.

Theme Install and Activation

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The theme can be installed automatically or manually. We’d recommend one of the automatic options, but if you prefer you can always download the product .zip file and install your purchase manually.

Automatic Installation

There are two ways to automatically install your purchase from WooCommerce.com.

Read more: Automatic Installations

Manual Installation

If you prefer to install your purchase manually, you can certainly do so.

Read more: Manual Installations

Setup Wizard

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Once activated, you will be redirected to the theme setup page.

You can find the Theme Setup Wizard under Appearance > Theme Setup in case you decide to return to the dashboard and continue with it later on.

1. Child Theme

A WordPress child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme called the parent theme. Child themes allow you to modify, or add to the functionality of that parent theme.

WordPress Theme Handbook: Child Themes

The setup wizard allows you to build and activate the child theme with no effort.


If you skipped the child theme step, you can manually install the child theme later on.

Just keep in mind that WordPress treats the child theme as a separate theme and hence the Customizer settings will be fresh while switching to the child theme. So, it would appear that you lost the changes you made in the Customizer. However, the settings remain fine in the parent theme’s settings.

You can manually redo the changes or you can use a Customizer import/export plugin to move all the customizer settings from the parent theme to the child theme.

2. Required Plugins

The WooCommerce plugin is required in order for Maudern to work. If the WooCommerce plugin is missing or is not active, theme features and demo import will not be complete.


If you skipped the required plugins step, you can manually install and activate WooCommerce. It can be installed through the WordPress admin dashboard or by uploading the plugin archive through FTP.

Installing WooCommerce through the WordPress admin dashboard

  1. Go to Plugins -> Add New.
  2. Search for “WooCommerce”.
  3. In the search results, click on Install Now.
  4. When the installation is done, click on Activate button.

3. Demo Import

The automatic importer will import posts, pages, products, widgets, menus and Customizer settings. This way it will recreate the minimal theme’s demo setup so you don’t need to start from scratch.

You can select the components you want to be imported from the Advanced list, so you don’t end up with undesired content.

Theme Update

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Once you connect your site and WooCommerce.com account, you will receive update notifications in your WordPress dashboard as soon as they’re made available allowing you to update the theme with one click or set up automatic updates.

If you still need to manually update your theme, follow the details at Updating Your Theme.


“An error occured while updating the theme: Update package not available.

This automatic theme update error could be caused by a connection issue between your website and WooCommerce.com. In order to fix it, go to WooCommerce > Extensions > My Subscriptions and click on the Update button, or follow these steps to reconnect your website to WooCommerce.com.

Manage Theme Subscription

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Read more on how to manage your subscription, transfer a purchase to another account on WooCommerce.com or share the subscription with another account.

Theme Defined Block Patterns

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Block Patterns are predefined block layouts, available from the block inserter’s Patterns tab. Once inserted into content, the blocks are ready for additional or modified content and configuration.

Maudern theme comes with seven theme-specific patterns:

  • Frontpage
  • Collection
  • About
  • Four different post layouts

There is an easy way to create the demo pages you are missing. These page layouts are available as block patters, which means you can apply an existing template when creating a new page. This short video here will show you what you should be looking for on your screen:

Block Editor

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If you are new to the WordPress Block Editor, here is an article that will show you how to use the it and master it to create visually stunning blog posts and pages:

Customization

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All the theme’s customization settings can be found under Appearance > Customize.


Missing Options?

We are doing our best to help all our customers and improve their experience with the theme. Let us know if there is something we can improve and we will seriously take into consideration your feedback and suggestions.

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Site Identity & Logo

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Under Appearance > Customize > Site Identity you can:

  • Upload the site logo and adjust its height
  • Update the site title and tagline
  • Upload a site icon

Fonts

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Under Appearance > Customize > Fonts you can:

  • Choose a different Font Family — Maudern supports all fonts on Google Fonts and all web safe fonts.
  • Adjust the Base Font Size — The Base Font Size refers to the size applied to the paragraph text. All other elements, such as headings, links, buttons, etc will adjusted automatically to keep the hierarchy of font sizes based on this one size.

Using Web Safe Fonts

Web-safe fonts are fonts that can adapt to any browser on any device. By using these types of fonts, web designers and developers ensure that the intended font will always display properly on a web page, even if these fonts aren’t installed on the user’s computer.

The following fonts are the best web safe fonts for HTML and CSS:

  • Arial (sans-serif)
  • Verdana (sans-serif)
  • Tahoma (sans-serif)
  • Trebuchet MS (sans-serif)
  • Times New Roman (serif)
  • Georgia (serif)
  • Garamond (serif)
  • Courier New (monospace)
  • Brush Script MT (cursive)

Using Google Fonts

Thanks to the Google Fonts library, we have access to a web repository of over 900 quality fonts ready to use. They’re free to use (even for commercial projects), pre-hosted (so they won’t take up your server’s resources), and downloadable (you can use them in print).

How to manually install Google Fonts on your WordPress website:

Step 1: Find the font you want to add to your website

To get started, browse the Google Fonts directory and choose the font you want to use on your WordPress website. If you already have a specific typeface, you can simply search for it using the search box in the right sidebar.

Once you know which font you’re going with, copy its name and return to your website’s Customizer settings.

2. Insert the Google Font’s name into the Base Font Family field

Make sure you use the exact name of the font as it is called in Google Fonts.

Publish your Customizer changes and visit your site. The selected Google Font should now load and apply into your pages.

Using Custom Fonts

In order to use a custom font, you need a plugin that helps you easily embed the custom fonts files (woff2, woff, ttf, svg, eot, otf) in your WordPress website. The Custom Fonts plugin or the Use Any Font plugin should do the trick. Once you successfully embedded the font files, all you need to do it change the font name under Appearance > Customize > Fonts > Base Font Family.

Colors

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The theme’s color palette consists of 6 colors which can be changed via Appearance > Customize > Colors. The colors defined here are being applied automatically across the site.

Header

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Under Appearance > Customize > Header you can:

  • Choose the Header Style, by centering the logo or the main navigation
  • Choose the Menu Dropdown Style to be full width or classic
  • Opt for a minimal header design by using a hamburger menu on desktop screens
  • Center logo on mobile devices, or choose to display it next to the hamburger menu icon

Mobile Menu

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Under Appearance > Customize > Mobile Menu you can:

  • Add/Remove the offcanvas background opacity
  • Show/Hide main product categories list
  • Collapse the main product categories list
  • Show/Hide the primary navigation (desktop menu
  • Show the search bar

Footer

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Under Appearance > Customize > Footer you can:

  • Update the Footer Text Note
  • Upload a Credit Cards / Payment Method Icons image and adjust its size
  • Set different colors for the text and background color
  • Enable Back-To-Top button

Shop

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Under Appearance > Customize > Shop > Product Archive you can:

  • Shop Filters Display: Choose between a dropdown area, an off-canvas or a sidebar for your shop product filters.
  • Show/Hide breadcrumbs
  • Show/Hide the default product sorting
  • Show/Hide “Out of Stock” product badges
  • Show/Hide “Add to Cart” buttons
  • Show/Hide categories list
  • Categories List Display: Choose what to display on product category pages (the main shop categories or the category’s subcategories).

Product Page

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Under Appearance > Customize > Shop > Product Page you can:

  • Show/Hide breadcrumbs
  • Show/Hide the product navigation arrows
  • Enable/disable the product image zoom
  • Enable/disable the product gallery lightbox
  • Product gallery display: Choose between the theme-specific vertical-thumbnails gallery and the default WooCommerce horizontal-thumbnails gallery
  • Disable out of stock variations in the variation select

Menus

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The theme comes with three menu locations. One for the header, one for the footer and another one for mobile devices only.

Menus can be created and assigned their respective menu location via Appearance > Menus.

Read more: WordPress Menu User Guide

Main Navigation

The main navigation is being displayed in the header on both desktop and mobile versions.

The footer navigation offers a simple way to display useful links like Terms and Conditions, Refund Policy, Order Tracking etc.

Mobile Menu

The mobile menu offers three ways to explore the site by displaying links to:

  1. Product Categories ― Can be turned on/off via Appearance > Customize > Mobile Menu.
  2. The Main Navigation ― Can be turned on/off via Appearance > Customize > Mobile Menu.
  3. The Mobile Menu ― Which is a different menu displayed on mobile devices only (e.g. My Account, Logout).

Widget Areas

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The Maudern theme comes with two widget areas. one for the Shop Filters and one for the Footer. Both can be managed via Appearance > Widgets.

Shop Filters

Several widgets come with WooCommerce that help you display products in a multitude of ways. Check the documentation to see what widgets are included with WooCommerce and how to use them:

The shop widgets can be displayed in three different ways: as a dropdown area, as an off-canvas area or as a sidebar.

The footer widget area allows you to set up to 5 widget columns.

Block-Based Widgets Editor

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The Widgets Block Editor allows you to insert blocks and widgets into any of the widget areas defined by the theme, via a standalone editor or through the Customizer.

If you are new to the Widgets Block Editor, here is an article that will show you how to use the it and master it to create visually stunning widget sections:

Theme Built-In CSS Classes

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Here is a list of theme predefined classes that may help you with a little extra customization when working on your content. Simply add them via Block > Advanced > Additional CSS class(es)

ClassExplanation
.text-lefttext-align: left;
.text-centertext-align: center;
.text-righttext-align: right;
.heading-size-titlefont-size: {Page Ttitle Font Size};
.heading-size-1font-size: {H1 Font Size};
.heading-size-2font-size: {H2 Font Size};
.heading-size-3font-size: {H3 Font Size};
.heading-size-4font-size: {H4 Font Size};
.heading-size-5font-size: {H5 Font Size};
.heading-size-6font-size: {Customizer Base Font Size};
.boldfont-weight: bold;
.uppercasetext-transform: uppercase;
.label-sizefont-size: small;
.meta-sizefont-size: 12px; font-weight: bold;
.half-widthmax-width: 50%;
.no-marginmargin: 0;
.no-margin-leftmargin-left: 0;
.no-margin-rightmargin-right: 0;
.no-margin-topmargin-top: 0;
.no-margin-bottommargin-bottom: 0;
.no-paddingpadding: 0;
.no-padding-leftpadding-left: 0;
.no-padding-rightpadding-right: 0;
.no-padding-toppadding-top: 0;
.no-padding-bottompadding-bottom: 0;
.no-list-stylelist-style: none;
.relativeposition: relative;
.absoluteposition: absolute;
.fixedposition: fixed;
.flexdisplay: flex;
.inline-blockdisplay: inline-block;
.blockdisplay: block;
.hiddendisplay: none;
.leftfloat: left;
.rightfloat: right;
.right-0right: 0;
.left-0left: 0;
.text-colorcolor: {Customizer Color 2};
.accent-colorcolor: {Customizer Color 3};
.hover-accent-coloron hover: color: {Customizer Color 3};
.lightopacity: 0.25;
.mediumopacity: 0.5;
.darkopacity: 0.75;

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