1. Introduction
  2. Theme Installation
  3. Theme Plugins
  4. Theme Options Panel
  5. Import Demo Content
  6. Theme Options
  7. Theme Menu & Front Page Settings
  8. Page Templates
  9. Widgets
  10. Blog Post Settings
  11. Update Theme
  12. Contact Form 7 Settings
  13. Translation
  14. Footer Editing

Cook Traveler Documentation

Responsive Blog WordPress Theme

Thank you for purchasing our theme. It has an understandable documentation that is easy to setup. If you still have some questions that you could not find in this help file, please contact us on our forum. You can also follow us on Themeforest for our future themes, that you could be interested in. Thank you very much!

Theme Installation

There are several ways to install wp themes, we prefer using FTP but you may choose any other ways. Please read more about theme installation on the official website at http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes

If you choose to use ftp, do the following:

Theme Plugins

after activation of "Cook Traveler" it will be offered to you to establish plugins:

1. Contact Form 7 - Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible. For more information please head to Contact Form 7.

2. MailChimp for WordPress Lite - MailChimp for WordPress lets you create a highly customizable sign-up form. You can show the form anywhere you want using a simple shortcode, widget or template function. You can also add MailChimp sign-up checkboxes to various other forms on your site, like your comment or contact forms. MailChimp for WordPress Lite.

Instagram Feed - Display beautifully clean, customizable, and responsive Instagram feeds

Theme Options Panel Overview

This theme comes with its own theme options panel. You can manage general theme settings panel. Let's review it:

Import Demo Content

It is very simple.

If you are using the theme to build a new website which does not have any content yet, we strongly recommend to use the demo content files. This theme includes One Click Import Demo Content function which will allow you to upload the demo content to your website. The structure is the same as in the Live Demo Preview. (images are excluded)

Do not forget to press the button "Save All Changes". This is very important

Default method import demo content

What you need to do is follow the instructions that are taken from the Importing Content page from the WordPress website. To import from a WordPress export file into your blog follow these steps.

How to Use the XML File to Import the Demo Site’s Content

  1. Log into your site as an administrator.
  2. Make sure you activated your new theme before proceeding.
  3. Go to Tools → Import
  4. Choose “WordPress” from the list.
  5. Upload the demo import/demo.xml using the form provided on that page.
  6. You will be asked to map the authors in this export file to users on the blog. For each author, you may choose to map to an existing user on the blog or to create a new user.
  7. You will then have the choice to import attachments, so click on the “Download and import file attachments” box.
  8. Please be patient while WordPress imports all the content. Posts, Pages, Projects, and Menus are imported. You will need assign the menu a theme location & you’ll need to configure widgets. This is a limitation of WordPress’ import system.
  9. Enjoy!

Theme Options

Our theme has the options which allow you to change its layout.

Page Templates

The theme has custom templates for creating non-standard pages. We present a list of templates you can use for the theme.

Please go to Pages > click create a new Page or edit the required one > on the right you can see "Page Attributes section".

Page - Blog Custom

This template will allow you to display on a page listing your posts. After selecting this template you will have the settings for the page. Here you can choose the style of the Top Slider (you have 4 types), grid for posts, blog style, set the number of posts per page, the number of columns.

Page - Coming Soon

The template is a good solution for website launching. Create a page with coundown timer. It allows to gather emails in a closed beta mode to notify visitors when the website will be available online.


Cook Traveler comes with 5 different custom widgets:

1. Evatheme Facebook - Displays a nice Facebook like box;

2. Evatheme Flickr - Display images from Flickr;

3. Evatheme Last Tweets - Displays selection of your last tweets;

for this widget has two type: a carousel and a list

4. Evatheme Latest Posts - Displays selection of your latest posts;

5. Evatheme Social Links - Display social links.

Custom Widgets

Site also has custom widgets, made with html code. you need to select the default text widget and paste code to the textrea.

1. About Me

<div class="about_me_widget text-center">
<img src="http://demo.evatheme.com/wp/cook-traveler/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/about_me_img.png" alt="" />
<h3>Anna Balshova</h3>
<p>I was still hungry in the taxi, upset about the mozzarella, worried that what would come next wouldn’t
measure up...I was still hungry in the taxi, upset about the mozzarella, worried that what would come next
wouldn’t measure up...</p>
<img src="http://demo.evatheme.com/wp/cook-traveler/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/signature.jpg" alt="" />

2. Banner

<a href="http://demo.evatheme.com/wp/cook-traveler/contacts/">
<img src="http://demo.evatheme.com/wp/cook-traveler/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/banner1.jpg" alt="" />

Blog Post Settings

Cook Traveler comes with 4 different post formats: Standard, Image, Gallery, Link, Quote, Audio and Video. When you're creating a new post, choose what post format you'd like and insert the necessary info.

You can also tailor the look of your post by going to Appearance > Theme Options > Blog to hide/show different elements on the post page.

Update theme to the latest version

Our themes are constantly improvied, we add new features. We always meet our customers halfway and make changes on their request. So you could always be aware of all the updates, our theme has a function of notification about the new version of your theme.

The upgrade process

Navigate to Appearance > Themes in your WordPress admin. From there, activate a default theme like Twenty Twelve. Next, you’ll need to delete the old version of what ever theme you’re trying to upgrade. In our case, Cook Traveler.

Don’t worry. All your settings, content, images, etc are safe. Just keep in mind that if you’ve edited the theme files directly then you’ll lose these. That’s why the WordPress community is generally recommending using child themes.

Now, click on the Install Themes tab, then the upload button. From here you can upload the ZIP file. Once that’s done, activate your theme and you’ll be running the latest version.

Just in case, make a copy your theme before removal

Contact Form 7 Plugin Settings

There are several ways to install WordPress plugin, we suggest to use FTP but you can choose any other ways.
Please read more about plugin installation on the official website at http://codex.wordpress.org/Managing_Plugins

The first thing you need to do is to create a contact form. Please go to the Contact plugin section. You can see it in the main WordPress menu.

If you want to get the form titles appear inside the contact form fields follow the instructions:

Code of contact form from the page "Contacts"

<h3>Send message</h3>
<div class="wpcf7-inputs-wrap clearfix"><p>[text* your-name placeholder "Name"]</p>
<p>[email* your-email placeholder "E-mail"]</p>
<p>[text your-subject placeholder "Subject"]</p></div>
<p>[textarea your-message placeholder "Message"]</p>
<p class="note">Your email address will not be published. Required fields
are marked <span style="color:#ff6633">*</span></p>
<p style="text-align:center;">[submit "Send Message"]</p>

When the form is created, you need to follow these steps to add the contact form to the page


This theme is localized, which means it can easily be translated in your own language(easy but quite time consuming). To translate it you need to follow these steps:

  1. Download and install http://www.poedit.net/download.php
  2. Go to /wp-content/themes/cook-traveler/framework/languages/ and open en_EN.po file.
  3. In the window that appears you have all the strings that were used in this theme, so you just need to go through them and write a translation.
  4. When you’re done go to File > Save as and save your translation in a *.po file.
  5. You should name your file pt_LANG. It’s just a naming convension WordPress_in_Your_Language.
  6. When you’re done translating open wp-config.php from your WordPress root folder and replace this line: define (‘WPLANG’, ”); with define (‘WPLANG’, ‘pt_LANG’). Since WordPress 4.0 site language defines in dashboard=>settings=>general