Getting StartedBack to Top

This document covers the installation, set up, and use of this theme, and provides answers and solutions to common problems. We encourage you to first read this document thoroughly if you are experiencing any difficulties before contacting our support team.

WordPress Upload

To upload through your Dashboard, select “Appearance” and then “Themes”. Next, select the “Install Themes” tab at the top of the page and then select the “Upload” link, right above the search field. Choose your file and select “Install Now”. Once the theme is fully uploaded and installed, click “Activate” to activate the WordPress theme.

The theme files will be stored on your server in the wp-content/themes/ location.

When uploading your theme with the installer, please ensure you are uploading the theme .zip file, not the entire package you downloaded. In this case, you will be uploading

FTP Upload

To manually upload your new WordPress theme, login with your credentials to your website and locate the wp-content folder in your WordPress install files. Upload the un-zipped 'trim' folder into the: wp-content/themes folder.

Once uploaded, activate the theme by heading to the “Themes” menu in the WordPress Dashboard. Locate the Trim theme and hit “Activate”.

TemplatesBack to Top

Trim has the following templates built into the theme and can be applied by creating and saving a page in WordPress.

Page Settings

Most page templates have a solid set of options to output different layouts. You may elect to display the page title, select a page layout (Standard, Fullwidth & Sidebar).

Hidden SidebarBack to Top

To activate the optional Hidden Sidebar Panel, simply head into the Theme Customizer and look for the Theme Settings section. You'll see the Enable Hidden Sidebar checkbox there. Once selected, you will find a sidebar widget module load in your Dashboard Widgets page.

You may add as many widgets as you'd like to the Hidden Sidebar widget area, which is now viewable on the front end of your website.

Setting up your blogBack to Top

Within the Customizer > Static Front Page options panel, you'll see a Posts Page option. Add a new page to assign as your blogroll, or select an already existing page. The theme will take care of the rest for you.

Creating Posts

To create a new post, from within your WordPress Dashboard, navigate to the “Posts” tab (located in the Dashboard sidebar) and click on “Add New”. Select the post format on the right sidebar and the format specific meta fields will appear below the editor. The recommended size for featured images is 700x600 - though you may choose any height.

Don't forget to upload your featured image or grid image.

Post Formats

There are a couple post formats that are built directly into the theme: standard, audio, image lightbox, aside, link, quote and video. To change your post format, select your desired format from the Format metabox, located beneath the Publish metabox to the right of your post editor.

Once you've selected a post format, you'll find additional metaboxs appear below your post editor. You will include the neccessary information for your post type and hit Publish.

Gallery Post Format

To publish a gallery post format select "Gallery" from the Post Format metabox. You will notice a "Gallery Post Format Settings" metabox appear below the post editor. Upload your images in this metabox here, NOT the Add Media button above the post editor.

You can add images from your media library, upload new media and rearrange the images as you wish. There's also an option to make the post images appear in a randomized fashion via a check box below the uploader.

Grid Featured Images

Beneath the page editor you will see a "Page Meta Settings" metabox, which contains the Grid Image Uploader. Simply upload or add a grid image to be used on the blogroll and index pages. If you don't add a grid image, the theme will automatically use your post's featured image.

The recommended width for grid images is 500px, to ensure optimal display on HiDPI screens.

Post Likes

Trim has a built in likes functionality, which allows your visitors to show their appreciation for your posts. To enable this, select it in the Customizer > Blog Settings and the theme will display your like counts on the posts index and single views.

PortfolioBack to Top

You need to first create a page using any of the portfolio templates. These templates will pull your published portfolio posts accordingly. Here's a list of the available templates:

Portfolio Layout

If you are using the Portfolio Default template, you will notice that the Portfolio Layout value (which is edited via the Customizer > Portfolio Settings section) will reflect it's changes. Also, note that if your Portfolio posts are set to the "Default" portfolio layout, then each post will also adapt to this layout selection.

Single Portfolio

You may override each post's individual layout, by changing the Portfolio Layout within the Portfolio Settings metabox (located beneath the post editor). You may select one of the following layout options for each post:

You may also deploy embedded videos & audio post formats within these portfolio layouts (except for the Fullscreen layout).

Single Portfolio Fullscreen Layout

If you've selected the Fullscreen layout option, you will notice a new metabox appear beneath your Gallery Settings metabox. Here you may elect to use a fade or slide animation for your slider, display the pagination count, select to autoplay the slideshow and set the autoplay time (in milliseconds).

Portfolio Images

This is where you will add your images to the post by clicking the "Browse & Upload" button. You have the capability to rearrange, caption, add more and remove images from the popup modal that appears.

Just remember to hit Save Gallery and you're all set.

Portfolio Post Formats

In addition to different portfolio gallery laytous, Trim is also capable of outputting audio and video portfolio posts (embedded - e.g. Vimeo & YouTube). To change the type of portfolio to display, click on the checkboxes under the "Portfolio Format" metabox, located beneath the Portfolio Categories, on the right hand side of your window.

Mix or match video, audio and gallery posts on the same post. Note that the Stacked layout is the only layout that supports Audio and Video formats.

Portfolio Customizer Options

Located within the Theme Customizer you will find a Portfolio Settings section. Here you may elect to display Portfolio likes, enable the Portfolio Sharing modules and select to display the Single Portfolio Loop. In addition to those options, you can adjust the Portfolio Loop by selecting the order in which your posts appear on portfolio templates (Menu Sort Order, Most Recent or Most Popular).

Creating Portfolio Posts

When uploading new posts, there's a couple of steps that you can do. There's countless ways to make your portfoio posts unique to what you need.

CustomizerBack to Top

To access the live Customizer, you may select the Customize button in the admin bar dropdown or select "Customize" from the Dashboard menu. Note that you must be logged in as a site administrator in order to access the controls.

Theme Options


Name your website, set your Header Tagline (to appear below the logo) and elect a specific logo font/size/height/spacing for your text logo (you may alternatively upload your logo in General Settings.

Theme Options

Enable the Hidden Sidebar, elect to enable the EDD functionalit, add Twitter Username and Footer Copyright text.


Enable the portfolio loop to display on portfolio single views, choose to enable portfolio masonry gutters, choose to display portfolio sharing and filtering, set the number of portfolio posts to load initially on your portfolio templates, set your portfolio loading order (Menu Sort, Most Recent & Most Popular) & lastly - add a CSS3 filter to your portfolio posts (sepia, grayscale & high saturation).

Select your default Portfolio Layout (Masonry Gallery, Fullwidth Stacked & Fullscreen Slider). Note that you may override this global option on each individual portfolio post. For example, you may have a Fullscreen slider on one post, and the Fullwidth stacked layout on another.

You may also choose to enable the portfolio post templat meta. This will display your portfolio post title, a small exceprt and the categories listed under each post on your portfolio templates.


Select to enable tags, post likes and social sharing, add a single post sidebar and enable the single post loop.

404 & Constrution

Customize your website’s 404 and Under Construction pages by uploading a custom images/logos and modifying the text output.

Theme Styles


Easily manipulate various CSS styles throughout the theme with the color pickers in this tab. Here you also set your Header Layout (Fixed, Standard and Centered) and your Theme Style. You may also select a global alternate theme style to load:

CSS3 Filters

Within the Portfolio > Options section of the Theme Customizer, you'll find a select field to set an optional Portfolio CSS3 Filter value (grayscale, sepia & high saturation). If activated, your portfolio grid templates will default with the selected filter active.

Please note that these filters only function in modern versions of browsers.

PluginsBack to Top

To install any of our free plugins, head over to our website and simply download the plugin files. Once you’ve successfully downloaded a zip file, head to your WordPress Dashboard and select “Plugins > Add New > Upload.”

Add the zipped file in the field there and click “Upload.” Upon a successful upload, you’ll be prompted to activate the plugin.

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Theme License KeyBack to Top

It’s strongly recommended that you add your theme’s license key from within the License section of the WordPress Customizer. By adding your key, you will activate the remote theme updates and have access to our support team.

You can find your theme’s license key by checking your purchase receipt or signing in to your ThemeBeans account. If you purchased the theme from ThemeForest, you may request your license key here. You’ll need your ThemeForest purchase code handy.

Copy this key and navigate to the Customizer License Control located within the WordPress Dashboard > Customizer > Theme License section. Enter your license key and hit activate.

You'll see a "Verified" report upon a successful activation. If the license does not activate, please refresh and try again.

What is the license key for?

It is important to keep your license up to date in order to continue getting updates for your ThemeBeans WordPress theme and support for any issues you may encounter. Renewing your license grants you access to support and updates for another year, including all updates for bug fixes and feature introductions.

Without a valid theme license, you will be unable to get support and auto-update notifications will not function.

If your key is not activated after hitting the Activate button, simply refresh the Customizer and try again. Sometimes it takes a second try to properly establish a connection with the activation server.

What if my license key has expired?

After a year, license keys may be renewed. You will get a renewal notification on your WordPress dashboard if your license is about to expire, or has in fact expired.

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