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Noctua

Noctua is every eCommerce owner’s dream: it’s an easy-to-use, FSE-ready, WooCommerce WordPress theme that makes products pop. It’s the perfect combination of elegance and functionality that potential buyers need and deserve.

Theme installation

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Theme can be installed two ways – through the WordPress admin dashboard or by uploading files through FTP manually.

Installing the theme through the WordPress admin dashboard

  1. Log into the WordPress admin panel.
  2. Go to Appearance -> Themes.
  3. Click on the Add New button, at the top of the screen.
  4. In the Add Themes screen, click on Upload Theme.
  5. Click on Choose theme, and then browse for the theme file on your computer.
  6. Click on Install Now to start the installation.
  7. After the installation is done, click on Activate theme.

Installing the theme by manually uploading files

  1. Download the latest theme version from WooCommerce.com.
  2. Extract the zip folder on your computer.
  3. Connect to your server using FTP client.
  4. Upload extracted theme folder into ..wp-content/themes/ directory.
  5. Log into the WordPress admin panel.
  6. Go to Appearance -> Themes.
  7. Click on Activate theme.

More information on Adding New Themes.

Required plugins

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Before proceeding, make sure that the WooCommerce plugin is installed and active. If the WooCommerce plugin is missing or is not active, theme features and demo import will not be complete.

The WooCommerce plugin can be installed through the WordPress admin dashboard or by uploading files through FTP manually.

Installing WooCommerce through the WordPress admin dashboard

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

Importing demo content

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After activating the theme, demo importer will start. Automatic importer will import all posts, pages, products, and set the site to look like demo. Demo import will take a few minutes. Follow the steps from the importer.

Theme customization

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Setting up menus

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Theme menus can be created under Appearance -> Menus. Created menus can be used when working with templates using Editor.

The navigation menu can be changed in the Editor – you can easily replace the default menu with your own.

  1. Go to Appearance -> Editor.
  2. In Site Editor, click on the down arrow, near the template name, on the top of the screen. Click on the Browse all templates button.
  3. In the templates screen, click on Template parts on the left-hand side. Click on the header.
  4. The Menu placeholder is set. Click on it, and from the floating menu click on Select Menu.
  5. Save changes.

Using the theme editor

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The theme can be customized using Editor feature. Editor allows you to control layout and elements of the page templates. Go to Appearance -> Editor. More details how to work with the editor are available on this link.

Setting up site logo

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  1. In Site Editor, click on the down arrow, near the template name, on the top of the screen. Click on the Browse all templates button.
  2. In the templates screen, click on the Template parts on the left-hand side. Click on the header.
  3. The Logo placeholder is already there. Click on the blue upload icon.
  4. Upload or browse for the desired logo. The logo should be a .png or .jpeg file.
  5. Save changes when you are done.

Setting up the site title

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Site title can be set in the Appearance -> Customize, and under the Site Identity panel, you can set site title and favicon.

  1. In Site Editor, click on the down arrow, near the template name, on the top of the screen. Click on Browse all templates button.
  2. In the templates screen, click on the Template parts on the left-hand side. Click on the header.
  3. The logo placeholder is already there. Click on it, and from the floating menu, select Remove site logo.
  4. Click on the header container and then on the plus icon, to add the new element. Search for the “Site title” element.
  5. The Site element will be placed on the far right of the header. Move it to the desired position.

Replacing footer menus

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  1. In Site Editor, click on the down arrow, near the template name, on the top of the screen. Click on Browse all templates button.
  2. In the templates screen, click on the Template parts on the left-hand side. Click on the footer.
  3. Click on the menu that you wish to replace.
  4. Select previously created menu.
  5. Save changes when you are done.

Changing colors and fonts

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Changing your website’s colors and fonts can also be done in just a few clicks within the Editor.

Note: To help you choose the right colors and typography for your website, we gave your four style options – different style combinations. You can access them once in the Editor – just click the Styles icon at the top right corner of the screen and select Browse styles.

Font options

1. In the Editor, click the Styles icon at the top right corner of the screen.
2. Click on Typography to open the typography settings for different website elements.

Once you click on Typography, you will see four separate sections – Texts, Links, Headings, and Buttons. You can set typography settings for each of these elements. So, for example, once you click on Texts, you will be given options to choose a font, text size, appearance, and line height. There are numerous options for fonts you can choose from.

Color options

1. In the Editor, click the Styles icon at the top right corner of the screen.
2. Click on Colors to manage the color palette for different website elements.

Once you click on Colors, you will see three separate sections – Background, Text (Links and Headings), and Buttons. You can set colors for each of these elements. For example, once you click on Background, you will be given options to set a background color or choose a gradient. There are numerous options for colors for you to play with.

Theme defined patterns

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Patterns are predefined blocks that can be added to the content. Patterns are groups of several blocks, so their content – text and images – can be edited.
Besides standard patterns, Bonum theme comes with theme-specific patterns. To add a pattern, click on the block Add button, and then click on the Browse All button, in the floating block picker. In the left-hand side panel, click on the Patterns tab, and then from the dropdown pick the desired pattern group.

  1. TK Text
  2. TK Contact
  3. TK About
  4. TK Testimonials
  5. TK Gallery
  6. TK Headers
  7. TK Call to Action

To learn more about built-in patterns, and how to work with them, please read our official guide WordPress Block Patterns.

Theme built-in CSS classes

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Noctua theme comes with several built-in CSS classes. CSS classes can be used to create spacings, hide/show elements, etc. CSS classes are used on the desired elements.

  1. Go to Pages -> All Pages and find the desired page.
  2. On the page, click on the desired element.
  3. Expand Advanced panel ,on the right-hand side.
  4. Paste the name of the class there. You can add multiple classes, separated by space.

Theme classes that can be used:

  • stick-to-top element will stick to the top of the screen, regardless of the page scroll.
  • l-desktop-only element will appear only on computers.
  • l-touch-only element will appear only on devices with the tocuh screen.
  • l-above-mobile-only element will be shown only on devices with larger screen resolution.
  • l-mobile-only element will appear only on the mobile devices.
  • l-center-margin-auto element will get automatic left and right margin, and will be centered on the screen.
  • l-no-margin-top removes the top margin from the element.
  • l-no-margin-bottom removes the bottom margin from the element.
  • background-color–transparent element will get transparent background.
  • padding–horizontal-default adds default padding for the element. This class will prevent element from sticking to the left and right side of the screen. Padding values are 50px for computers, and 30px for mobile devices.
  • no-padding–top removes the top padding from the element.
  • no-padding–bottom removes the bottom padding from the element.
  • no-padding–horizontal-on-touch removes left and right padding for all devices with touch screen.
  • no-padding–horizontal-on-mobile removes left and right padding for all mobile devices.
  • h-animate–from-top element with this class will float in from the top, when it comes into the viewport.
  • h-animate–from-left element with this class will float in from the left, when it comes into the viewport.
  • h-animate–from-right element with this class will float in from the right, when it comes into the viewport.
  • h-animate–from-bottom element with this class will float in from the bottom, when it comes into the viewport.

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