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Gamez is one of our most trendy Gaming WordPress theme with huge gorgeous homepage variations that can surely make your site more attractive than ever before. Drag and Drop page builder makes your tasks easier.

Gamez

Key Features

  • Fully Responsive
  • Fast Loading
  • One Click Demo Import
  • Stunning Layout
  • Multiple Attractive Home Variations
  • Huge Built-in Pages
  • SEO Optimized
  • RTL Supports
  • Dynamic Navigation Menu
  • Smooth Collapsing Transaction
  • Quick Social Sharing
  • Multiple Social Commenting
  • Revolution Slider and Carousel
  • Best fit for Gaming and Movie site
  • Drag and Drop page builder
  • Color Variations
  • Sticky Headers
  • Eye-catching Slider

Requirements

In order to run Gamez smoothly on your server, you need to fulfill this requirement listed below:

  • Wordpress: 3.9+

Download

Head over to Gamez download page on www.themeforest.net then download the GamezPackage.zip file. In this .zip file, you have everything you need.

Installation

Installing WordPress

To install this theme, you must have a working version of WordPress already installed on your server. If you need help installing WordPress, go through the link and follow the instructions: Installing WordPress

Installing Theme

There are a couple of simple steps to install Gamez theme on your server. Its quite straightforward.

If you are starting from the scratch, we recommend you to follow the installation guide below to install with the pre-built existing demo data. This is the simplest way to get started.

On the other hand, if you already have an existing WordPress site and want to apply Gamez theme, in that case, you just need to install the following package:

  • gamez.zip

You can find this package inside the downloaded .zip file of Gamez theme. So, before getting started with the installing process, Extract the .zip file and you'll find the desire gamez.zip in the Theme folder after the extraction.

  • Log in to the WordPress Administration Panels.
  • Now, go to Appearance> Themes> Add New> Upload Theme then click on the Choose File button then select the gamez.zip file and hit upload.
  • After installation being done, roll over to Appearance> Themes.
  • Find just uploaded theme on the Theme Thumbnail area.
  • Click the Activate button below to the theme's thumbnail, to set it as default.

Do not forget to Activate the theme as default after installation process successfully been done.

To know more, visit WordPress Codex

Active Required Plugins

There are four plugins, required for Gamez theme to work properly. Those are listed below:

  1. Gamez Core: theme core functionality (CPTs and shortcodes).
  2. Visual Composer: combine pages with flexible grid and shortcodes.
  3. WooCommerce: For selling Posters, Game Characters, T-Shirt etc.
  4. Slider Revolution: For amazing sliders.
  5. Contact Form 7 (optional). We recommend this for the contact form.

Before activating those plugins, you have to install them manually. To do so,

  • Go to Appearance> Install Plugins
  • Select those required plugins.
  • From the drop-down menu, select Install and click on Apply.

After plugins installation been completed, to activate those required plugins, simply go to Plugins

  • Select all those four required plugins.

You can use the search module to find the desired plugins. The search box can be found on the right-top side of the module.

  • Select Activate from the drop-down menu just above the list of plugins.
  • Click to the Apply button next to the drop-down box and you are done.

To know more about the installation process of plugins, visit here: WordPress Codex

If there is any problem with automatical plugin installation, install them manually. You can find plugin bundle in your theme's /lib/plugins subdirectory. WooCommerce and Contact Form 7 can be found in WordPress plugins repository, install them through Plugins Screen

Import Gamez Demo Data

Import Demo Data

You'll find two previews on the screen.

  • Click on the Import button right-bottom of the Gamez preview.
  • Click on Yes, Import to confirm importing and you are done.

Import Moviez Demo Data

Import Demo Data

You'll find two previews on the screen.

  • Click on the Import button right-bottom of the Moviez preview.
  • Click on Yes, Import to confirm importing and you are done.

Import Demo Data Manually

You can import demo data manually with the following procedures.

  • Log in to the WordPress Administration Panels.
  • Go to Tools> Import
  • Select the WordPress from the list. It can be found at the bottom of the list of plugins, normally.
  • Install the WordPress Importer plugin, if you haven't installed it yet.
  • After being installed, click on Run Importer to open the module.

It allows you to select the demo data file from your local drive and upload into your server.

  • Now, click on Choose File. Once you click on it, it prompts up a screen, allowing you to select the demo data file from your local drive.
  • Choose the content-gamez.xml file for configuring Gaming site and content-moviez.xml for configuring movie site, then click Upload file and import.

Demo data files can be found in Demo folder after you extract the theme package.

  • On the second screen, set up an author and don't forget to check the Download and import file attachments. After making sure it is checked in, click on Submit button.

You can also import widget setting via this widget Importer Plugin

Widget setting file can be found in Demo folder after you extract the theme package and the path should be /Demo/widget.wie.

Theme Settings

You can differently customize theme according to your need using Easy Customization feature.

  • Click on Gamez at left-bottom corner of the module screen to open up Theme Setting panel.

General Settings

General Settings

  • Select Theme Color : Choose a color preview to be applied as the theme's primary color.
  • Logo : Upload your site logo for branding.
  • Enable Nicescroll? : Allows you to enable or disable the nice scrolling feature.
  • Enable Preloader? : You can enable preloader with this feature.
  • Enable Breadcrumb? : Allows you the control over enabling or disabling breadcrumb for your site.
  • Social Icons : Allows you to enable social icon appearing on your site. Enable this option first, then empty text boxes will appear next to corresponding social site label. You just need to provide your individual social profile link on the specific text box and you are done configuring the social icon for your site.

Header Settings

Header Settings

  • Select Header Variation : Select the header variation from the right side preview.
  • Sticky Menu : Allows you to enable or disable sticky menu for your site.
  • Review Header Background : Upload header background image for review list page.
  • Video Gallery Header Background : Upload header background image for video gallery list page.
  • Search Page Header Background : Upload header background image for the search page.
  • Buddypress Header Background : Upload header background image for BuddyPress activity page.

Theme Style

Custom Style

  • Custom Style : To enable this option, allows you to huge customize over theme styling.
  • Header Primary Color : Allows your to set header primary color.
  • Header Link Color : Allows your to set header Link color including Regular color, Hover color, and Active color as well.
  • Menu Color : Allows your to set Menu color including Regular color, Hover color, and Active color as well.
  • Top Menu Color : Allows your to set Top Menu color including Regular color, Hover color, and Active color as well.
  • Body Primary Color : Allows your to set a primary color for the body.
  • Body Link Color : Allows your to set Body Link color including Regular color, Hover color and Active color as well.
  • Footer Primary Color : Allows your to set footer primary color.
  • Footer Link Color : Allows your to set Footer Link Color including Regular color, Hover color and Active color as well.

Those above seven settings can be found only if you enable the Custom Style feature.

  • Custom CSS : Write custom CSS code here.
  • Custom JS : Write custom JS code here.

Typography Settings

Typography Settings

  • Custom Typography : This option allows you to use thousands of google fonts in different sections in your site. First, enable this to get the customization settings to appear.
  • Select Header Font and Style : Allows you to select a font style and font type for the header section.
  • Select BodyFont and Style : Allows you to select a font style for the body.
  • Select FooterFont and Style : Allows you to select a font style and font type for the footer section.
  • H1 Font Size : Choose a font size for the H1 texts.
  • H2 Font Size : Choose a font size for the H2 texts.
  • H3 Font Size : Choose a font size for the H3 texts.
  • H4 Font Size : Choose a font size for the H4 texts.
  • H5 Font Size : Choose a font size for the H5 texts.
  • H6 Font Size : Choose a font size for the H6 texts.
  • P Font Size : Choose a font size for the Paragraph texts.

Layout Settings

Typography Settings

  • Default Shop Column : Select number of columns to show in your site's shop module.
  • 404 Page Background : Upload an background image for the 404 page.

Sidebar Settings

Sidebar Settings

  • Default Blog Sidebar Position : Set the default sidebar position for the blog. You can either choose Left or Right position from the drop-down menu.
  • Default Shop Sidebar Position : Set the default sidebar position for the shop. You can either choose Left or Right position from the drop-down menu.

If you don't wanna show the sidebar on blog or shop, select No from the drop-down menu.

Permalink Settings

Permalink Settings

  • Custom Permalink : To enable this feature allows you to customize permalink according to your needs.

Post Type

  • Course Slug : Write your desired custom slug for the Course Post Type in the empty text box next to this option.
  • Notice Board Slug : Write your desired custom slug for the Notice Board Post Type in the empty text box next to this option.
  • Teachers Slug : Write your desired custom slug for the Teachers Post Type in the empty text box next to this option.
  • Testimonial Slug : Write your desired custom slug for the Testimonial Post Type in the empty text box next to this option.

Taxonomy

  • Course Category Slug : Write your desired custom slug for the Course Category Taxonomy in the empty text box next to this option.
  • Notice Board Category Slug : Write your desired custom slug for the Notice Board Category Taxonomy in the empty text box next to this option.
  • Course Name Slug : Write your desired custom slug for the Course Name Taxonomy in the empty text box next to this option.

After you generate your own preferred custom slug, its IMPORTANT to go to Settings module from the left sidebar and click on Save Changes button in the bottom-left corner.

Footer Option

Footer Options

  • Footer Column : Define the number of columns you need in your site footer.
  • Footer Variation : Select footer variation from the drop-down menu.
  • Footer Logo : You can upload footer logo with this option.
  • Custom Background : Choose a footer background color.
  • Copyright Text : Write your copyright text here.
  • ThemeXpert Credit : Keep it enabled if you want to give us credit. You can disable this option either.

Backup Settings

Backup Settings

  • Import and Backup : This button allows you to import a backup theme. Just to paste the backed up string on the empty text box and then click this button.
  • Import and Download Backup : With this button, you can make a backup of your current theme.

How To's

Setup Gamez Homepage

  • Go to Settings > Reading
  • Select A Static page on Front page displays option.
  • Choose Home from the Front-page drop-down menu.

Gamez Homepage

  • Select Blog from the Post page drop-down menu.(optional)
  • Use the left-bottom Save Changes button to save the settings.

If everything is done correctly, the front-end appearance should be like below;

Gamez Homepage

Setup Moviez Homepage

  • Go to Settings > Reading
  • Select A Static page on Front page displays option.
  • Choose Moviez from the Front-page drop-down menu.

Moviez Homepage

  • Select Blog from the Post page drop-down menu.(optional)
  • Use the left-bottom Save Changes button to save the settings.

If everything is done correctly, the front-end appearance should be like below;

Moviez Homepage

Creating Pages

  • Go to Pages> Click Add New button.
  • Give a page title on the Add New Page text box.

Add New Page

  • Click on Publish button to save the page.

Add New Page

If everything is done ok then you can find those created pages on Appearance> Menus.

Add New Page

Now, you can create Menu and assign those pages in different menus.

Creating Dropdown Menu

  • Go to Appearance> Menus
  • Select the main menu and drag the submenu items right below the main menu.

Dropdown Menu

  • Click on Save Menu on the right-bottom side of the module and you are done.

Dropdown Menu

The fron-end appearance should be like below:

Dropdown Menu

Add a Gamez Review

To add a new gamez review, you just simply follow a couple of steps, listed below;

  • Go to Game Reviews> Add New
  • Write the game title on the very first empty text box of the module.
  • You can customize the permalink if you want with the Edit option next to the permalink.

Add a new Review

  • Write your review texts on the content are. You can also add images to the content section with the Add Media button just above the content section.

At the bottom of the module, you will find to add game information.

Add a new Review

  • Selecting the header tab, you can add a cover image as well as pop-up video link for your review.
  • Selecting the Basic info tab, you can add Release date, Developer and Publisher information.
  • You can add detail information, selecting the Deals tab like Site, Price, Currency, Game Link, and etc.
  • Selecting the verdict tab, you can add rating info of the game,
    • Selecting the Image as well as videotab, you can add an image as well as video gallery on the particular section for the review.

You can add a featured image with the Featured Image option and can select genres with the Genres option on the right side of the module.

Front-end appearance

Add a new Review

Add a Moviez Review

To add a new moviez review, similarly like adding a new gamez review, you need to follow a couple of steps listed below;

  • Go to Movie Reviews> Add New
  • Write the movie title on the very first empty text box of the module.
  • You can customize the permalink if you want with the Edit option next to the permalink.

Add a new Review

  • Write your review texts on the content are. You can also add images to the content section with the Add Media button just above the content section.

At the bottom of the module, you will find to add game information.

Add a new Review

  • Selecting the header tab, you can add a cover image as well as pop-up video link for your review.
  • Selecting the Basic info tab, you can add Release date, Developer and Publisher information.
  • You can add detail information, selecting the Deals tab like Site, Price, Currency, Game Link, and etc.
  • Selecting the verdict tab, you can add rating info of the game,
    • Selecting the Image as well as videotab, you can add an image as well as video gallery on the particular section for the review.

You can add a featured image with the Featured Image option and can select genres with the Genres option on the right side of the module.

Front-end appearance

Add a new Review

Elements

You can add an element on a page in two different ways. Either you can use just the simple shortcode on the content area of that page or you can add element manually. You will have plenty of default elements to add or you can add our developed elements those are only for Gamez theme from the Gamez tab.

Elements

Visual Composer

Visual Composer is the best Drag and Drop visual editor for building pages, posts etc. in a WordPress site. If you are not familiar with Visual Composer, we recommend you to take a look at the following videos:

Under https://vc.wpbakery.com/video-tutorials/ you can find some other useful video tutorials as well.

Under https://wpbakery.atlassian.net/wiki/display/VC/Visual+Composer+Pagebuilder+for+WordPress you will find the complete documentation.

Our developed elements those are only for Gamez theme can be found in Gamez tab under Visual Composer.

Recent Posts

Recent Posts

Manual Process :

To add Recent Posts element on a page, first-

  • Go to Pages
  • Click on Edit With Visual Composer
  • Click on Add Elements
  • From Gamez tab, click on the element named Recent Posts
  • Configure the settings module according to your preferences and then
  • Click on Save Changes to save the settings.

Recent Posts Settings

Recent Posts

  • Order : Display post in either Ascending or Descending order.
  • Order By : Display Recent Posts in order by Title, Date, Name or Random.
  • Post Item : Define the number of posts you want to show on this module.

The front-end appearance would be like below if everything was just according to the instruction.

Recent Posts

Recent Posts By Category

Recent Posts By Category

Manual Process :

To add Recent Posts By Category element on a page, first-

  • Go to Pages
  • Click on Edit With Visual Composer
  • Click on Add Elements
  • From Gamez tab, click on the element named Recent Posts By Category
  • Configure the settings module according to your preferences and then
  • Click on Save Changes to save the settings.

Recent Posts Settings

Recent Posts By Category

  • Order : Display post in either Ascending or Descending order.
  • Order By : Display Recent Posts in order by Title, Date, Name or Random.
  • Category : Select the posts category.
  • Post Item : Define the number of posts you want to show on this module.

The front-end appearance would be like below if everything was just according to the instruction.

Recent Posts By Category

Ajax Video Tab

Ajax Video Tab

Manual Process :

To add Ajax Video Tab element on a page, first-

  • Go to Pages
  • Click on Edit With Visual Composer
  • Click on Add Elements
  • From Gamez tab, click on the element named Ajax Video Tab
  • Configure the settings module according to your preferences and then
  • Click on Save Changes to save the settings.

Ajax Video Tab Settings

Ajax Video Tab

  • Video List to Show : Define how many videos you want to show.
  • Tab Style Type : Choose tab style type. You can either select Vertical or Horizontal.

The front-end appearance would be like below if everything was just according to the instruction.

Horizontal Style Ajax Video Tab

Vertical Style Ajax Video Tab

Reviews

Reviews

Manual Process :

To add Reviews element on a page, first-

  • Go to Pages
  • Click on Edit With Visual Composer
  • Click on Add Elements
  • From Gamez tab, click on the element named Reviews
  • Configure the settings module according to your preferences and then
  • Click on Save Changes to save the settings.

Reviews Settings

Reviews

  • Style : Choose a style from the drop-down menu.
  • Order : Display reviews in either Ascending or Descending order.
  • Order By : Display reviews in order by Title, Date, Name or Random.
  • Post Item : Number of the item you want to show.

The front-end appearance would be like below if everything was just according to the instruction.

Reviews

Popular Reviews

Popular Reviews

Manual Process :

To add Popular Reviews element on a page, first-

  • Go to Pages
  • Click on Edit With Visual Composer
  • Click on Add Elements
  • From Gamez tab, click on the element named Popular Reviews
  • Configure the settings module according to your preferences and then
  • Click on Save Changes to save the settings.

Popular Reviews Settings

Popular Reviews

  • Style : Choose a style from the drop-down menu.
  • Post Item : Number of items you want to show.

The front-end appearance would be like below if everything was just according to the instruction.

Popular Reviews

Trading Reviews

Treding Reviews

Manual Process :

To add Trading Reviews element on a page, first-

  • Go to Pages
  • Click on Edit With Visual Composer
  • Click on Add Elements
  • From Gamez tab, click on the element named Trading Reviews
  • Configure the settings module according to your preferences and then
  • Click on Save Changes to save the settings.

Treding Reviews Settings

Treding Reviews

  • Style : Choose a style from the drop-down menu.
  • Post Item : Number of items you want to show.

The front-end appearance would be like below if everything was just according to the instruction.

Treding Reviews

Reviews By Category

Reviews By Category

Manual Process :

To add Reviews By Category element on a page, first-

  • Go to Pages
  • Click on Edit With Visual Composer
  • Click on Add Elements
  • From Gamez tab, click on the element named Reviews By Category
  • Configure the settings module according to your preferences and then
  • Click on Save Changes to save the settings.

Recent Posts Settings

Reviews By Category

  • Category : Select the posts category.
  • Style : Choose a style from the drop-down menu.
  • Order : Display post in either Ascending or Descending order.
  • Order By : Display Recent Posts in order by Title, Date, Name or Random.
  • Post Item : Define the number of posts you want to show on this module.

The front-end appearance would be like below if everything was just according to the instruction.

Reviews By Category

Featured Product

Featured Product

Manual Process :

To add Featured Product element on a page, first-

  • Go to Pages
  • Click on Edit With Visual Composer
  • Click on Add Elements
  • From Gamez tab, click on the element named Featured Product
  • Configure the settings module according to your preferences and then
  • Click on Save Changes to save the settings.

Featured Product Settings

Featured Product

  • Featured Product : Select featured product from the drop-down.

The front-end appearance would be like below if everything was just according to the instruction.

Featured Product

Recent Product

Recent Product

Manual Process :

To add Recent Product element on a page, first-

  • Go to Pages
  • Click on Edit With Visual Composer
  • Click on Add Elements
  • From Gamez tab, click on the element named Recent Product
  • Configure the settings module according to your preferences and then
  • Click on Save Changes to save the settings.

Recent Product Settings

Recent Product

  • Write Section Heading : Write a heading text for the section.
  • Number of Product : Define the number of products to show.

The front-end appearance would be like below if everything was just according to the instruction.

Recent Product

Best Selling Product

Best Selling Product

Manual Process :

To add Best Selling Product element on a page, first-

  • Go to Pages
  • Click on Edit With Visual Composer
  • Click on Add Elements
  • From Gamez tab, click on the element named Best Selling Product
  • Configure the settings module according to your preferences and then
  • Click on Save Changes to save the settings.

Best Selling Product Settings

Best Selling Product

  • Write Section Heading : Write a heading text for the section.
  • Number of Product : Define the number of products to show.

The front-end appearance would be like below if everything was just according to the instruction.

Best Selling Product

Section Title

Section Title

Manual Process :

To add Section Title element on a page, first-

  • Go to Pages
  • Click on Edit With Visual Composer
  • Click on Add Elements
  • From Gamez tab, click on the element named Section Title
  • Configure the settings module according to your preferences and then
  • Click on Save Changes to save the settings.

Section Title Settings

Section Title

General

  • Icon : Select an icon for the section.
  • Title : Write a title text here.
  • Tag : Set tag here. You can put multiple tags on a single item.
  • Icon Color : Choose a color for the selected icon.
  • Text Color : Choose a color for texts used in the section.

Design Options

  • Border Color : Select a border color.
  • Border Style : Select a border style from the drop-down menu.
  • Border Radius : Define a border radius from the drop-down menu.
  • Background : Set a background color. You can set a background image either, from the + button and also can define the image type from the drop-down menu just below this option.

  • Box Control : Allows you to either select simplify controls or not.

The front-end appearance would be like below if everything was just according to the instruction.

Section Title

Helpers

Gamez has a few helper classes. Those can be used frequently in any div, sections in your site just by defining the class. Classes are listed below;

color-white for white text color.