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Theme Requirements

In order to proceed with the theme installation, you must be running WordPress 3.8 or higher, PHP 5.3 or higher.


Theme Download

Navigate to your downloads tab on Themeforest and find NEUE. Click the download button to see the two options. The Main Files contain everything (including documentation) and the Installable WordPress Theme is just the installable WordPress theme file. Please download the Installable WordPress Theme file for installation.


Theme Installation via Wordpress

  1. Download the wordpress theme file from Themeforest.
  2. Navigate to Appearance → Themes.
  3. Click Install Themes and hit the upload button
  4. Navigate to find the neue.zip file on your computer and click Install Now
  5. Wait while the theme is uploaded and installed.
  6. Activate the newly installed theme. Go to Appearance → Themes and activate it.

Theme Installation via FTP (alternate method)

  1. Download the wordpress theme file from Themeforest.
  2. Log into your hosting space via an FTP software.
  3. Unzip the press.zip file and ONLY use the extracted Neue theme folder.
  4. Upload the extracted Neue theme folder into wp-content → themes folder.
  5. Activate the newly installed theme. Go to Appearance → Themes and activate it.

Migrating From Another Theme

If you are migration from a theme which used the native featured images functionality of WordPress. Please use the Force Regenerate Thumbnails plugin to resize all the thumbnails for better image quality on your site. Click the link above and download the free plugin, and read through the steps it contains, it has all the information you need.


How To Update The Theme

You can update your theme via FTP or via WordPress. See the information below for each method. No matter what method you choose, you first need to download the new theme files from Themeforest.

Updating the theme files does not affected to the settings. If you're concerns about data and settings, Please backup your wordpress before update.

How To Update Your Theme Via FTP
  1. Go to /wp-content/themes location and backup your Neue theme folder by saving it to your computer, or you can choose to simply delete it. Your content will not be lost.
  2. Retrieve the neue.zip file from your new Themeforest download (only theme file) and extract the file to get the neue theme folder.
  3. Then simply drag and drop the new NEUE theme folder into /wp-content/themes location. Choose to Replace the current one if you did not delete it.

How To Update Your Theme Via WordPress
  1. You need to deactivate the current NEUE theme in the Appearance → Themes section by simply activating a different theme. Once you activate a different theme, you can delete the NEUE theme. Dont worry, your content will not be lost.
  2. Retrieve the neue.zip file from your new Themeforest download (only theme file) and extract the file to get the neue theme folder.
  3. Then simply upload the neue.zip file in the Appearance → Themes section. Click on the Install Themes tab at the top and choose to upload the zip file.
  4. Once it uploads, choose to activate it. You’re done!

Plugins Installation

In downloaded files from ThemeForest you can find a "Plugins" folder containing these plugins:

  • NEUE Shortcodes - This is our easy to use and intuitive shortcodes generator. Read more about our Shortcodes in chapter 10.
  • Envato Wordpress Toolkit - This is an easy way to get the latest theme. After you've activate this plugin, Follow these steps
    1. To establish an Envato Marketplace API connection navigate to the `Envato Toolkit` page and insert your Marketplace username and secret API key in the designated input fields.
    2. To obtain your API Key, visit your “My Settings” page on any of the Envato Marketplaces.
    3. Once the API connection has been established you will see a list of themes that can be auto installed or updated.
We recommend you to install these plugins to get more from the theme.

Other plugins we recommend to you to install:

  • Envato WordPress Toolkit - WordPress toolkit for Envato Marketplace hosted items. Currently supports the following theme functionality: install, upgrade, & backups during upgrade.
  • W3 Total Cache - Easy Web Performance Optimization (WPO) using caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.
  • Better WordPress Minify - Allows you to minify your CSS and JS files for faster page loading for visitors.
  • Custom sidebars - Allows to create your own widgetized areas and custom sidebars, and select what sidebars to use for each post, page or archive page.
  • Force Regenerate Thumbnails - Useful if your site already have a lot of content and images. Allows you to delete all old images size and regenerate the thumbnails for your image attachments.
  • Simple Local Avatars - Adds an avatar upload field to user profiles. Generates requested sizes on demand just like Gravatar.
  • Contact Form 7 - Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup
  • WP Flexible Map - Flexible Map allows you to add Google Maps to your WordPress website.

Demo Content Import (optional)

The theme comes with a .xml file containing demo content you can import into your WordPress site. This will help you get started, in case you are running on a fresh WP installation with no content at all.

Please do not import content on a WordPress installation that already has a lot of content. Or the very least, make a backup first. A catastrophic mess can be created.
The images which you seen on demo site are not included due to a license of images. A placeholder image will be a subtitute.

1-Click Demo Content Installation

  1. Navigate to Theme Options.
  2. Click on Import Demo button to start import. Please be patience as it will take quite some time. Do not interrupt it.
  3. If you see some messages about failed to import media, It's ok to ignore that. But if you need all demo images to be shown on your site, Please import again.
  4. If you see a dupicated menu items after importing, It's caused from importing several times. You can delete a duplicated menu item.
After importing demo content, Please install the NEUE Shortcodes plugin. The homepage of demo content is required this plugin.

How to Import Demo Content by Manual

  1. Navigate to Tools → Import.
  2. Click on WordPress link (if the Importer plugin is not installed, install it now).
  3. Select the demo-content.xml file located in the archive which you have downloaded from ThemeForest (from the All files archive) and click "Upload file and import" button.
  4. On the next screen, under Assign Authors, select or enter a new username for each author.
  5. Please be patience as it will take quite some time. Do not interrupt it.
  6. (optional) Once it's done, go to Appearance → Menus → Manage Locations. Select Main Menu as Sample Main Menu.
  7. Your are done! Now your site is populated with demo content.

Create a Page

  1. Navigate to: Pages → Add New.
  2. Enter the title for this page: "Home page" or "Home", whatever you like.
  3. We prefer to use the Simple Page Composer to create the home page.
  4. Click Publish.

Simple Page Composer

After selecting the VW Simple Page Composer template (at Page Template dropdown) you will see the Page Composer interface which easily lets you create the homepage layout. To get started click on the Add Section button and you will see all the available sections you can add to your homepage.

  • Post Box - Display a posts from the selected category.
  • Post Box with Sidebar - Display a posts from the selected category with sidebar
  • Post Slider - Display a posts as a slider
  • Custom Content - Display your content in theme style. Using shortcode in the content is allowed.

Example Homepages Setup

Please import demo content before try these examples.

Sample Home 1

Page Template: VW Simple Page Composer, Show Page Title: No.

  • Post Slider - Number of slide: 3, Category: All, Posts Order: Latest Posts
  • Custom Content - Paste the below content

    [posts title="Life <em>&amp; Living</em>" cat_name="living" layout="large-small" order="viewed"]
    
    [gap]
    
    <img src="http://placehold.it/728x90/f5f5f5/cccccc&amp;text=Ads%20Block%20-%20728x90" alt="" />
    
    [gap]
    
    [row]
    
    [column size="1/2"][posts title="Around <em>the World</em>" cat_name="sports" layout="large-small-1-col" count="4"][/column]
    
    [column size="1/2"][posts title="Cuisines <em>&amp; Recipes</em>" cat_name="cuisines" layout="large-small-1-col" count="4"][/column]
    
    [/row]
    
    [gap]
    
    <img src="http://placehold.it/728x90/f5f5f5/cccccc&amp;text=Ads%20Block%20-%20728x90" alt="" />
    
    [gap]
    
    [posts title="From the <em>Blog</em>" layout="medium-grid-3-col" count="6"]
    

Sample Home 2

Page Template: VW Simple Page Composer, Show Page Title: No.

  • Post Box - Number of post: 6, Category: All, Posts Order: Latest Posts, Layout: Grid (3-col)
  • Custom Content - Paste the below content

    [posts title="Food & Cuisines" layout="medium-grid" cat_name="cuisines" count="6"]
    
    [gap]
    
    [posts title="Recent Videos" layout="medium-grid-3-col" format="video" count="3"]
    

Sample Home 3

Page Template: Default Template, Show Page Title: No.

Paste the below content.

[posts layout="slider" featured="true"]

[gap]

[row]

[column size="1/2"][posts title="Life & Living" cat_name="living" layout="large-small-1-col" count="4"][/column]

[column size="1/2"][posts title="Cuisines & Recipes" cat_name="cuisines" layout="large-small-1-col" count="4"][/column]

[/row]

[gap]

[posts title="From the Blog" layout="medium-grid" count="6"]

Front Page Displays

Now you have to tell WordPress wich page is your site homepage.

  1. Navigate to: Settings → Reading.
  2. In a Front Page Displays option, select A static page.
  3. In a Front page: option, select your home page. In case of the demo content is already imported, Choose any of these pages Sample Home 1, Sample Home 2, Sample Home 3 for a sample of homepage.
  4. You are done! Now you have your home page.

Setting up categories for this theme is no different than ordinary category setup in WordPress, however, we provide some additional layout settings.

Go to Posts → Categories and fill in the info required. You will see an extra options as follows:

  1. Category Thumbnail - Choose the image to shown beside the page title. Squared image size 200 x 200 pixels is recommended.
  2. Category Color - Choose the color of category. This color will be applied to the post elements that in this category.
  3. Background Image - Choose the background image for the page title section (at category page).
  4. Category Blog Layout - Select the layout for displaying a posts.
    • You can change the Site Default value at Theme Options → Blog → Default Blog Layout
    • Selecting a Custom option, You need to create a custom layout. More details on topic Advanced Customization (The custom option is for advanced user who have a knowledge in coding).
  5. Category Post Slider - Show the post slider on the category page.
  6. Category Top Content - Add content on the top of category page. You can enter the ads code here.

Adding a new post is the same way as default WordPress installations (just navigate to Posts → Add New), however, there are extra options that might need explaining.


Post Options

You will see the following post options when adding a post.

  • Post Layout - Choose layout for displaying the post on the single post page.
    • You can change the Site Default value at Theme Options → Blog → Default Post Layout
    • Selecting a Custom option, You need to create a custom layout. More details on topic Advanced Customization (The custom option is for advanced user who have a knowledge in coding).
  • Mark this post as featured - Check to make the current post featured. Featured Posts Slider section must be added on the Homepage edit page.

Featured Image

While the theme can function without featured images, it's highly recommended that you add a featured image to each post. This not only makes your site/blog more lively but also improves user experience.

To set the featured image, use the WordPress normal method. Click Set featured image link in the Featured Image box and choose the image.

The alternative featured image will be displayed on the single post page instead of the default featured image.

To set the section featured image, Click Add Image button in the Featured Image 2 box and choose the image.

Recommended Image Size

Image size (dimensions) will depend on what type of layout you're using throughout your WordPress installation or per individual post basis. This image will not only be used on the post, but also on the category listing pages.

  • Compatible with all layouts and default slider - 1140 x 570 minimum (width x height).
  • For posts that will only appears in homepage blocks and listings - 750 x 375 minimum.

Featured Image Credits

You can insert a credit for a featured image by enter a credit message into a Caption field of image when you're selecting the image from Media Library.


Supported Post Formats

We enabled four WordPress native post formats. Each format has it's own custom fields (except Standard) for simple content making.

Video Format

Setup your post normally and set a featured image. There are 2 methods for embeding video in a post.

  1. Embed via video url - Copy the url of youtube or vimeo video page and paste the code in the Video Source.
  2. Embed video code - Copy the embed code of the video from YouTube, Vimeo or any other site that gives you video embed codes. Paste the code in the Featured Video Code box.
Videos will be resized to fit the container.

Audio Format

WordPress supports embedding into posts by default. An audio player will be inserted into the post.

  1. Click Add Media button.
  2. Select your audio file. Once uploaded, make sure embed option is selected.
  3. Insert and Publish.

If you need to embed the external audio, There are 2 methods for embeding audio in a post.

  1. Embed SoundCloud audio - Copy the url of SoundCloud audio page and paste the code in the Sound Cloud Audio Source.
  2. Embed audio code - Copy the embed code of the audio from SoundCloud or any other site that gives you audio embed codes. Paste the code in the Featured Audio Code box.

Gallery Format

Setup your post normally and set a featured image. Next, Click Select or Upload Images button in the Gallery Post Options box and choose your images. You can re-arrange the order of image by dragging. The selected images will be displayed as image slider.

To insert a tiled gallery, Follow this steps:

  1. Click Add Media button just the above the editor. A media window will open.
  2. Click Create Gallery. Upload images or select from Media Library. Click Create a new gallery.
  3. Click Insert gallery.
  4. (optional) You can custom the tiled gallery layout at Theme Options → Blog → Custom Tiled Gallery → Tiled Gallery Layout.
  5. (optional) If you wish to use the gallery plugin like Jetpacks, You can turn of the built-in tiled gallery at Theme Options → Blog → Custom Tiled Gallery → Enable Custom Tiled Gallery.

Review System

You can add a review and score fetures to any post. To enable this feature locate the "Review Option" meta box under the editor and click the "Enable Review" checkbox.

After the additional fields are open you can start creating your review.

  • Position - Choose position for showing the review box. When choosing the Custom position, You need to insert shortcode [review] into post content.
  • Review Summary - Here you can add a line of text, which will describe why you gave this score to this post. Optional and can be left blank.
  • Score Style - Choose style of score to be shown.
  • Review Score - This feature gives you the ability to make a score with different parameters. Each row has two fields:
    • Label - The name of the parameter and a Score
    • Score - The score must between 0 to 100.
    You can add up to 10 rows and the total score will be calculated automatically based on the breakdown scores.

Creating pages is a simple process. Please follow this steps:

  1. To start creating the pages navigate to Pages → Add New.
  2. Enter the page title.
  3. Enter the page content. You can also use a shortcode.
  4. (optional) Locate Page Options meta box on the page. The page options are the follows

    • Page Sidebar - Choose the sidebar you want to show on this page.
    • Show Page Title - Uncheck this option to disable the page title.
  5. (optional) To add a background image on the page title. Click the link Set featured image and choose the background image.

Page Templates

  1. Default - The default page has a container.
  2. Full Width - Use this template to create a full width page.
  3. VW Simple Page Composer - This is a bare-bone template. Use it with page builder or when using advanced shortcodes to create the homepage. Please read more about using page composer at topic Simple Page Composer

Existing Menu

  1. Navigate to Appearance → Menus and click Add Menu.
  2. In the Manage Locations tab, select the menu for each location.
  3. Click Save changes button.

Creating a New Menu

Follow the next steps to define menus for each of the theme's menu locations. In each menu, you can add as many items you need.

  1. Navigate to Appearance → Menus and click Add Menu.
  2. Give it a name in Menu name text box.
  3. Using the Custom Links and Pages boxes at the left, add items to the menu and drag/drop to arrange them.
  4. (optional) If you would like to use this menu in navigation, in the Menu Settings area, at the bottom, select the theme location for display this menu. Multiple theme location can be selected.
  5. Click Save Menu button.

Mega Menus

Them theme comes with mega menu for Main menu. You can show the menu items with posts or show links in multiple columns.

Add Mega Menu

  1. Go to to Appearance → Menus and select your menu.
  2. Expand the item you wish to add mega menu to by clicking the arrow icon.
  3. Under Mega Menu Type, select Category Mega Menu or 4 Columns Links Mega Menu.
  4. Save Menu. Next configure sub-items (below).

Configure Mega Menu Items

To make mega-menus work, you have one additional step of adding sub-items.

For Category Mega Menu, add a few sub-categories as sub-items (drag/drop them under a parent category in menu). Example:

For 4 Columns Links Mega Menu, This can be configured by adding Custom Links to be used as headings. You can use 4 of these headings. Then, a 3rd-level sub-items are added which are displayed as links, under each heading. Example:


Navigation Breadcrumbs

The default breadcrumbs have Rich Snippets built-in so more SEO is undesirable. If you use a SEO plugin like "WordPress SEO by Yoast", please do not enable the breadcrumb functionality of the plugin.

To disable breadcrumbs, Navigate to Theme Options → Site Layout and turn off the option Enable Breadcrumb. Click Save Changes.


Sticky Navigation

To enable sticky navigation for main menu, Navigate to Theme Options → Site Layout and turn on the option Enable Sticky Menu. Click Save Changes.

Author Avatar

To make your author avatar to appear on your site, register at gravatar.com with the same email you registered at your wordpress site. Otherwise, You can install the Simple Local Avatars plugin to upload the avatar image directly to your site.


Author's Social Icons

We added some extra fields to the user profile page to extend the information about the authors of your site. The added fields are: Social Profiles and a Custom Avatar upload instead of the default WP gravatar.

To add a new author and information that will be visible on the front, follow this steps:

  1. Navigate to: Users → Add New
  2. Name: Select Author in Role dropdown and select desired name in Display name publicly as dropdown
  3. Contact Info: Type the website address
  4. About the user: Fill in the Biographical Info
  5. Social Profiles: Fill all the desired fields with the socical profile username.

The Theme Options Panel helps you easily take control over your site, by allowing you to upload your logo and favicon, style the appearance of the theme with your custom colors, change fonts, turn features on and off, paste custom CSS and JS code, paste the Analytcs code without having to write any code.

To access the Theme Options panel, navigate to Theme Options.


Import / Export the Options

After you create a set of settings, you might want to save your work. This is useful if you want to experiment with the options while keeping the old settings in case you need them again.

Navigate to the Theme Options → Import / Export tab and click the Download button. Once the download is finished, you will be able to restore your options by clicking the Import from file button, paste the data of downloaded file, and clicking the Import button.


Transfer Theme Options Data

You can tranfer the saved options data between different installs by clicking the Copy button and copying the text inside the text box. To import data from another install, click the Import from file button and paste the data in the text box with the one from another install and click Import.

Sidebars

The theme comes with 5 sidebars areas which you can use above sidebars for quick start building your site

  • Blog Sidebar - Displayed on all posts, single post page, categories and archives
  • Page Sidebar - Displayed on all static pages
  • Footer Sidebar 1-3 - Displayed on footer.

If you need to create a custom sidebar, Please navigate to Appearence → Sidebars and click Add new sidebar.


Widgets

The theme comes with 7 custom widgets:

  • NEUE: Author List - Show a list of authors.
  • NEUE: Login - Show a login form and member profile area.
  • NEUE: FeedBurner - Show a subscription form for FeedBurner.
  • NEUE: Popular, Recent, Comments - Show posts in tabular layout.
  • NEUE: Posts - Show posts from selected category.
  • NEUE: Social Counter - Show counter for social networks.
  • NEUE: Social Profile - Show site's social icon.

We have created a very nice and lightweight shortcode generator with very understandable and intuitive interface.

After installing the NEUE Shortcodes plugin, navigate to any page or post where you want to add the shortcode. You will see a new button [sc] was added to the editor. Click on the button and you'll see the dropdown with all available shortcodes.

To start generating the shortcodes, make sure your mouse cursor is blinking inside the editor and click on one of the shortcode name. For some shortcodes, The shortcode will be inserted immediately. But for some shortcodes, The shortcode options will be shown. You can set the shortcode options and click Insert Shortcode.


Available Shortcodes

If you wish to manually use the shortcodes (advanced users only), the guide below offers some insight into each.

404

Show the number 404 for 404 page.

[404]

Accordions

[accordions]
	[accordion title='Title Here']Content Here[/accordion]
	[accordion title='Title Here']Content Here[/accordion]
[/accordions]

The [accordion] shortcode has the following options:

  • title - The title of accordion.
  • icon - The icon name with no prefix icon-, Example elusive-right-open. The full icon listing is at Theme Options → Font Icons
  • open - Force open the accordion item on page load. The value can be true, false. The default is false.

Button

[button style='red' icon='entypo-plus-squared']Button Name[/button]

The [button] shortcode has the following options:

  • style - The style name of button. The value can be primary, black, orange, red, yellow, blue, green, purple, pink
  • icon - The icon name with no prefix icon-, Example elusive-right-open. The full icon listing is at Theme Options → Font Icons
  • target - A target name. Use _blank for open link in new window.
  • url - A url for link.
  • fullwidth - Expand the button to be a full-width. The value can be true, false. The default is false.

Row & Columns

[row]
	[column size='1/2']Your Content Here[/column]
	[column size='1/2']Your Content Here[/column]
[/row]

The [column] has the following options:

  • size - Size of column. The value can be 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 2/3, 1/4, 3/4, 1/5, 2/5, 3/5.

Custom Font

This shortcode is to apply the custom font in the content. Please upload a font file at Theme Options > Custom Fonts before using this shortcode.

[customfont1]Text[/customfont1]
[customfont2]Text[/customfont2]

Dropcap

[dropcap style='standard']A[/dropcap]

The [dropcap] shortcode has the following options:

  • style - The value can be standard, circle, box.

Emphasize

[em]Text Here[/em]

You can also use this shortcode in widget title.

Gap

[gap]

The [gap] shortcode has the following options:

  • size - The number in pixels. Default value is 30.

Infomation Box

[infobox title='Title Here']Content Here[/infobox]

List

[list]
	[list_item icon="entypo-info"]Content Here[/list_item]
[/list]

The [list] shortcode has the following options:

  • icon - The icon name with no prefix icon-, Example elusive-right-open. The full icon listing is at Theme Options → Font Icons.

Logo

Show the site logo that uploaded at Theme Options → Logo/Favicon

[logo width='']

The [logo] shortcode has the following options:

  • width - The width of logo, The value must be a number.

Mark

Hilight the text.

[mark style='yellow']Marked Text Here[/mark]

The [mark] shortcode has the following options:

  • style - The value can be yellow, grey, dark.

Posts

[posts title='Title Here']

The [posts] shortcode has the following options:

  • title - A title text.
  • cat - A category ID of posts.
  • cat_exclude - A category ID of post to be excluded from the result. Mutiple ID must be separated by , (comma).
  • tag - A slug tag of posts to be included in the result, Multiple tag must be separated by , (comma).
  • format - Post format of posts in the result. The value can be video, audio, gallery.
  • layout - A layout name for showing the posts. The value can be article-1-col, boxed-1-col, boxed-3-col, boxed, classic-1-col, custom-1, custom-2, custom-3, custom-4, grid-3-col, large-grid-1-col, large-grid-3-col, large-grid, large-small-1-col, large-small-3-col, large-small, medium-grid-1-col, medium-grid-3-col, medium-grid, slider-large, slider-medium, slider-small, slider, small-author, small-grid-1-col, small-grid-3-col, small-grid
  • count - A number of posts to be shown.
  • offset - A number of the first posts to be skipped.
  • order - An order of posts. The value can be latest, random, popular, viewed, reviews.

Quote

[quote]Content Here[/quote]

Tabs

[tabs]
	[tab title="Responsive" icon="entypo-book"]CONTENT HERE[/tab]
[/tabs]

The [tab] shortcode has the following options:

  • title - A title.
  • icon - The icon name with no prefix icon-, Example elusive-right-open. The full icon listing is at Theme Options → Font Icons.

There are two ways to customize the theme without changing it's core files.

Please note that any bugs from theme modification and the theme modification are not included in the support.

1. Using Theme Options Panel

Please navigate to Theme Options → Custom JS/CSS and insert your own CSS and JS here.

2. Using Child Theme

The theme comes with it's Child Theme. If you want more complex cutomization of the parent theme and change the files, layout, html, objects order this way is even better. To start using child follow this steps:

  1. Navigate to Appearence → Themes
  2. Click the second tab "Install Themes" at the top and click the link Upload
  3. Now locate the neue-child.zip inside the /Theme Files folder which you have downloaded from ThemeForest and double click on that file.
  4. Click the Install Now button and after the theme is installed, Activate it

That is it, now the child theme is ready. You can open the /neue-child/style.css file and write your CSS there. It will override the default the CSS from the parent theme. You can also copy any file from the parent theme, put it inside the child them and make the changes.

It's important not to touch the theme core files because every time we will update the theme, you will loose you changes. Using child theme is recommended.

Adding a Custom Blog Layout

We prepared a custom layout option for displaying a posts on category page and blog page. We call it the "Post Box". Adding a custom blog layout is very easy, Just edit or override these template files from child theme:

  • For Custom 1 option - The template file of layout is /neue/templates/post-box/post-layout-custom-1.php
  • For Custom 2 option - The template file of layout is /neue/templates/post-box/post-layout-custom-2.php
  • For Custom 3 option - The template file of layout is /neue/templates/post-box/post-layout-custom-3.php
  • For Custom 4 option - The template file of layout is /neue/templates/post-box/post-layout-custom-4.php

Adding a Custom Post Layout

You can create a custom post layout in the same way as adding a custom blog layout. The template files as follows:

  • For Custom 1 option - The template file of layout is /neue/single_custom_1.php
  • For Custom 2 option - The template file of layout is /neue/single_custom_2.php

Adding a Custom Site Top/Bottom Bar

You can create a custom site top bar or site bottom bar in the same way as adding a custom blog layout. The template files as follows:

  • For Site Top Bar - Custom 1 option - The template file of layout is /neue/templates/site-top-bar-custom-1.php
  • For Site Top Bar - Custom 2 option - The template file of layout is /neue/templates/site-top-bar-custom-2.php
  • For Site Bottom Bar - Custom 1 option - The template file of layout is /neue/templates/site-bottom-bar-custom-1.php
  • For Site Bottom Bar - Custom 2 option - The template file of layout is /neue/templates/site-bottom-bar-custom-2.php

Additional Information For Developers

This section will give you an information for playing with the code of theme.

  • You can find the action name that available in this theme by searching the word vw_action_
  • You can find the filter name that available in this theme by searching the word vw_filter_
  • You can find the constant name that can be configured by searching the word VW_CONST_. Some constant can be used for configuration but some constant is just a toggle for disable some part.
  • All template files that can be overriden from child theme are stored in /neue/templates/*. You can copy file from the parent theme and placed in the child theme at the same folder structure.
  • You can override the theme functions from child theme by define the same function name (and same parameters) in the file /neue-child/functions.php

This theme is fully translation ready! The translation files .po/.mo are located in /neue/languages in the Themes folder. We've included English Translation right away.


To translate the theme, just follow these steps:

  1. Duplicate the en_EN.po file and rename it to your language (for German it's de_DE.po)
  2. Edit the new .po file using POEdit (http://www.poedit.net/)
  3. Hit save, a new .mo file should be created.
  4. Make sure that in the root of your WordPress Installation in the wp-config.php file your language is defined like this:

    define('WPLANG', 'de_DE');

    You need to change the code de_DE to you language and country code.

To rename different Words, like "Read More", "Comments" etc, just follow these steps:

  1. Open en_EN.po file using POEdit (http://www.poedit.net/)
  2. Rename the Words you want to rename.
  3. Hit save, the .mo file should be updated.
  4. Make sure that in the root of your WordPress Installation in the wp-config.php file your language is defined like this:

    define('WPLANG', 'en_EN');

Instead of using POEdit, You can use the localization plugin like Codestyling Localization.


We constantly develop new features, so after downloading a new Version we recommend to check that everything is translated correct.

Your Language & Localization

After translating, you may wish to use the correct locale to translate and localize your WordPress installation completely. Refer to Installing WordPress In Your Language at WordPress Codex to learn how to.


RTL Version

For languages that read from right-to-left unlike English which is left-to-right, NEUE will automatically switch to an RTL style, as long as you it's in your language and uses the correct locale (as explained above).

When you've found the problem with theme, Please try the following steps for a basic troubleshooting:

  • Please make sure you're using the latest version of theme.
  • Refresh the browser to make sure the problem is not from browser's cache. Otherwise, Try it on other browser.
  • Disable all plugins, including caching plugins to make sure the problem is no from the third-party plugin.