Thirteen | Fullscreen Photography Wordpress Theme


Thank you for purchasing our theme. In case of any questions or doubts, do not hesitate to contact us via our Support Forum: We will do our best to solve any problem concerning the project.

At the same time we invite you to visit often our profile on ThemeForest since there will be appearing the improvements of our project and the newest theme updates.

You have probably seen our demo page and this is why you bought this theme. To see most of this things in your page you will have to provide proper content for it, and here we will guide you how to achieve this.

I am totally new in to this. Do you have any video tutorials?

If you are fresh with WordPress then please visit We hope it will help you.

After this get more info about theme installation here.

Error while installing/updating theme.

If you see message like "The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.", then be sure that you extracting ZIP file with theme from whole ZIP file you get from ThemeForest before trying to install.

More info here.

My front page is empty or gives error message.

If you see empty front page after theme installation or message "Apologies, but no results were found for the requested archive. " it means you have to add some content or change front page to display something else.

You will have to add some posts/page or add some albums and albums list page. Next follow this section.

How to make/edit top navigation menu to look like in your demo?

Check this section.

Plugin X doesn't work as it should

Check our plugins recommendations and how they should be configured in this section.

I would like to modify theme, how can I do it?

If you like to edit some CSS and JS, or maybe some theme behaviour you should check theme modification section.

Here will be important info for users that are updating theme and may encounter some problems or 'need to do' things:-)

Hopefully there will be no important info here, so no extra actions will be required.

Here we will write about bugs that for now don't have any solution. However we are trying to solve them:-)


Before you install or update theme it would be good that get familiar with Wordpress info about it. To install theme you can:

  1. Upload it via FTP(safer, as it works always)
    • Download ZIP file from ThemeForest and find in it file). It can also be named with version number like
    • Unpack files from You should now have directory thirteen and in it other directories and files like images/, js/, 404.php, header.php, index.php etc.
    • upload whole thirteen folder to /wp-content/themes/ in your WordPress installation
    • login to admin panel in WordPress, and go to Appearance->Themes and click Activate below Thirteen theme
  2. Upload it via admin panel(can get error while upload on slower connections, or cause of other server/WordPress related issues)
    • Download ZIP file from ThemeForest and find in it file). It can also be named with version number like
    • go to Appearance->Themes->Install Themes(Tab)->Upload and choose file
    • go to Appearance->Themes and click "Activate" below Thirteen theme

After that you will see new menus like for example Appearance->Thirteen Sidebars or Appearance->Thirteen Import & export BUT all fun begins in Appearance->Customize :-) Also you will see Albums menus. We will talk about them later.

Before you proceed any further you will have to install required plugins by clicking link in top notification, check images below:

If you don't want to install all recommended plugins you can dismiss notice.

If some of embeded plugins fails on install you can go to thirteen/advanced/plugins and install every plugin(zip file) from there manually, by wordpress panel

Update theme

Updating using Envato WordPress Toolkit plugin:

To update theme you can either follow below description or try to use plugin from Envato named Envato WordPress Toolkit. Here is description how to use it
This plugin is bundled with our theme, so you should be able to install it during theme installation. It is good plugin if you often use themes from ThemeForest and it makes updating commercials themes as easy as those from Wordpress repository.

Updating standard way:

When you got zip file with theme, best way to update theme is to use plugin such as
If you have problems with updating theme from Wordpress admin panel, then delete theme (from panel or manually via FTP) and upload new version. It is same process as installing via FTP. You wont loose your theme settings.
If you have made some changes in theme files you will have to manually update to keep your changes.

Remember to always backup your data before update!

Use of Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades

Upgrading a Theme

  1. Download the latest zip file for your theme.
  2. Log into your WordPress site.
  3. Go to Appearance > Themes.
  4. Click the "Add new" button.
  5. Click the "Upload Theme" button.
  6. Select the zip file with the new theme version to install.
  7. Select "Yes" from the "Upgrade existing theme?" option.
  8. Click "Install Now".

Update bundled plugins

After installing new theme version there is chance there will be needed some plugins updates. You will see similar notice like when installing theme:

If you dismissed previously notice about plugins, you will also wont see it after theme update. To see it again you will have to deactivate and activate again theme. You can also check if there is menu Appearance->Install Plugins. If this menu option is available then go inside and check what need to be updated.

This time you will have to manually update each plugin by clicking update under each outdated(Not updated) plugin. Check below image:

Update bundled plugins issues

If some plugins refuse to update while doing above process, then go to Plugins and disable plugin that is not updating. Then again try to update it as explained above.

If that still not help for some plugins then in zip file with theme(and in theme folder on your FTP) you will find ZIP files with plugins and you can upload them manually. Files are located in thirteen/advance/plugins, there you will find files like

Install demo data

Many users are interested in making their sites exactly as our demo. To do it go and read Installing Demo data. You don't have to follow below steps in this case.

It is good practice to set permalinks for your site. Go to Settings->Permalinks and set anything other then default seetings.

Install plugins

Check our plugin recommendations.

Add menu

Next you should choose menu to use in theme. To do it follow this.

Next you should scan through Theme options to set everything you need.

Theme demo data

We provide sample data, if you like to see how it is all made from backend in admin page. If you are confused about options in theme, we advise to use it only to see how things are made. After that,  you should clean your WordPress so you don't have any unwanted content.

We provide one click import demo! You just go to Appearance->Thirteen Import & export->Import demo data and click Import demo data content. The process will then start and in few minutes you will have same version of theme as on our demo:-)

However you wont have many of pictures, music files, or other copyrighted content that is used in our demo, as we can't redistribute it. Thanks to this, demo will also import faster.

You need to know that importing demo data will also wipe any pages, posts and other theme settings that are in your site. So it is best to use on fresh Wordpress installation.

What exactly this button do?

Below is described alternative, slower, way of importing demo data:

Sometimes import can fail, cause of timeout while downloading images, so you will have to repeat above steps few times, till you get success message. After this fallow next steps:

Cause of server load and servers(yours and ours) connection speed there can be issues while making full demo data import.
When you select to download attachments there is possibility it won't make it in 30 seconds(usual default maximum execution time of PHP script).
That is why you sometimes have to try many times before all data is downloaded to your server. That however may produce some errors in imported data. This may cause site to not working at all or giving strange results.

To avoid it, but still get view on how sites are created, don't check Download and import file attachments while importing.

If you want to install demo data for woocommerce or other plugin you will have to firstly install plugin required for it, or you will encounter issues.

To create main menu go to Appearance->Menus, create some menu(even with one position) and select this menu as Theme locations-> Site Navigation. Read more about creating WordPress menu.

For every position in menu you have few bonus options that will be used only in Site Navigation menu, and it gives result like shown on image below:

You can also check option Make this item normal text(will not be link) - useful for parent of submenu.

Using mega menu

We will talk here about such effect:

This kind of menu is intended for situations when you wish to show many sublinks in columns. If offers naming columns with linkable title.

This is how you should arrange your menu items to make it work

First two levels of menu have different options available.

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Most of theme options you can find in Appearance->Customize. Changing options through Wordpress Customizer gives you live preview of changes before you save anything, so no more guessing what each change will bring to your layout.
Before we describe each group of options is is worth to know that some changes you make can be seen instantly, and for others you will have to wait few seconds. It depends how many things each option will change.

Front page

Here you set what you wish to see on Front page. You can choose from:

For proper work of theme you should define Front page and Blog page. To do it, follow Adding Frontpage section.

If as Front page you choose Single album then in Select album to use as front page you can select which one should it be.


Here you set theme music. You can upload up to 5 tracks, and turn additional options like autoplay or random order.

Music player works best with AJAX mode enabled and cause of that there are few things worth noting. Making AJAX theme for Wordpress is very hard cause of number of plugins and extensions that can easily break it. As we can't know all possible plugin configuration that user could create on his site, it is strongly recommended to use Music on pretty simple sites(in case of plugins). Currently even Visual Composer can break AJAX, as it has some elements that just can't recreated on each AJAX call.

To sum up, if you only want to make your site based on Theme possibilities + some recommended plugins, then you should be safe.

Fonts settings

Here you can choose fonts for your page. You can set font for 3 main layout elements:

  1. Content - text in posts/pages, and other places with lot of text.
  2. Titles
  3. Interactive elements - top menu, labels, etc.

If you choose classic font then remember that this setting depends on fonts installed on client device. However it is fastest loading option.
If you choose google font then remember to choose needed variants and subsets. For preview, google font is loaded with variants regular and 700, and all available subsets. You have to select what subset of chars do you need for your language, and also what styles you wish to use.

For example, fonts for titles should always be selected with bold style(600 or 700), unless it is set different, cause in other case, browser will try to emulate bold face of font, and it might look strange. Same with font for content, you should choose font that have bold, italic and maybe italic bold style.
On other hand if some variant will not be used in your page you shouldn't select it, cause it will only make loading of your page slower. Same goes for subsets.

If you will write mainly in english then you should be good with almost any font. If your language has some different chars you should always test your selected font. For that you can double click sample text in above font selecting, write your special chars, and double click again to check if font will render them correctly. Unfortunately for preview we load google font with all available subsets, so to know which subsets you have to check in font selection, you will have to test it live.

It is good practice to not use too many different fonts, and also to select some classic font for content.

Headings styles

Here you set styles of Headings in theme.

Content styles

Here you will have some settings that apply to main content of pages, posts, generally places with blocks of text.

In this section you can set things that will affect layout across whole site. Some parts can be overwritten in other settings like Blog, Pages, Albums and Shop.

Main settings

Here you can set:

Page preloader

Here you can set few things about preloader: background, colors, animation, text. Page preloader works as mask for time while layout of page is not ready yet and it(page) is not useful.

Here you upload logo for your site or use text one. Uploaded logo will be resized by CSS to fit layout in some cases.
You also have field to upload bigger logo for retina like devices. Use there bigger size image but in same proportions like normal logo.
Thanks to that it looks good, on both Retina and traditional screen.

Text logo:

If you use text logo an it has more then one word, then instead of white space you might want to use unbreakable one. It is helpful when logo is displayed on smaller screens or your header is crowded.

To do it insert &nbsp; instead of white space so your text in logo will look like This&nbsp;is&nbsp;Thirteen!
After save you want see this &nbsp; but don't worry, they are still there:-)

Header - Main Settings

Here you can set:

Header - Menu

Here you can set everything that is part of main menu. We hope that you won't need any more options for this part:-)

Here you can set look of footer area.

Here you can set Footer copyright text and enable social icons.

Hidden sidebar

It is always available sidebar, that is activated by clicking on icon in header. Good for some special menus or other tips, information for user. You can set here few things about its appearance.

Basket sidebar

It is always available sidebar (but only active if woocommerce is installed and activated), that is activated by clicking on icon in header. You should place there cart widget and also some promotions widgets for example. You can set here few things about its appearance.

Here you can set things for single post and blog(and blog alike pages). You can overwrite here Global settings for page background, top space and title bar. You can also set subtitle of blog.

Posts list appearance

Setting in here will affect blog, categories/archives of blog and also search result page.

You can set layout, sidebar side, number of columns and other special things like:
Type of post excerpts - Setting manual or automatic excerpts for posts. You can read more here. Automatic excerpts will not format post. It means all shortcodes and links will be displayed as raw text. Best to test it by yourself.
Display of posts video -  you can decide if video should be displayed or featured image instead. Featured images make site behave faster.
Lazy load - Disabled gives classic pagination, and enabled gives two options for lazy loading next itmes.
Custom header sidebar -  Here you can overwrite sidebar set in Header - Main Settings.

Next options are common for both blog list and single post(but can be set separately)
Display post Media -  should featured image/video be displayed
Post meta: Date -  should date of post be displayed
Post meta: Comments number -  should link to comments of post be displayed
Post meta: Categories -  should categories of post be displayed
Under post content tags -  should tags of post be displayed

Bricks colors in "Display post intro on image"

These settings are also used on posts list. You can set up here colors for special type of post, that have text displayed on image. More about this in Adding New Posts

Post appearance

Beside previously described options there additional specially for single post like layout, sidebar side and special options:
Author info in post - will display box about author under post content. Info about each author can be set in Users menu.
Posts navigation -  should links to next and previous post be displayed

Here you can set things for single product and shop(shop categories, shop search). You can overwrite here Global settings for page background, top space and title bar. You can also set subtitle of shop.

Also in Global layout options you can change function of default search function, to search in shop instead.

Products list appearance

Settings in here will affect shop, shop categories/archives and also search result for shop.

Lazy load - Disabled gives classic pagination, and enabled gives two options for lazy loading next itmes.
Custom header sidebar -  Here you can overwrite sidebar set in Header - Main Settings.

You can set layout, sidebar side, number of columns and Products per page options.

One thing worth to mention is number of columns, as it is very dependent on screen resolution. So it acts more like max number of columns.
It means that if you will set your shop to display columns + sidebar, then you can only see this on very wide screens wider. This is important to ensure readability on all screens.

Product appearance

Settings in here will affect single post. You can set layout, sidebar side and special option:
Theme thumbnails -  If disabled it will display standard WooCommerce thumbs. Turn it off if you want to use some special plugin for viewing image galleries in shop.

No major shop pages

Settings for cart, checkout, order received and my account pages. You can set layout and decide should title be displayed.

Here you can set things for static pages. You can overwrite here Global settings for page background, layout, sidebar and title.

You also can setup special two templates : 404 page template and Password protected page template.
For each of them you can either select custom site to be used, or default that comes with theme. In case of default ones you can change background image of such template.

Here you can set things for Albums list, Categories of Albums and single album. You can overwrite here Global settings for page background, top space and title bar .You can also set subtitle of albums list.

Albums list appearance

Setting in here will affect Albums list and Categories of Albums.

You can set number of columns, hover effect and decide should categories(for each album) be displayed on albums list.

If you want you can set Albums list main page so it will enable some links in theme to lead to this page.

Lazy load - Disabled gives classic pagination, and enabled gives two options for lazy loading next itmes.
Custom header sidebar -  Here you can overwrite sidebar set in Header - Main Settings.

Single album slug

If you set Permalinks then you should follow below rule.

Most important thing is to don't create page with same slug as set in Album slug name, or encounter issues with displaying albums. You have to set some slug, dont't leave it empty.
Best to just leave it as default.

Single album appearance(Bricks)

You can choose to display text content of your album and choose how should video be displayed in bricks

Navigate by categories gives you option to change default navigation(to next/previous album) to only look for items in same category.

Here you will also find option to define way of sharing images of album. It is named Share link to album or to attachment page.

Single album appearance(Slider)

You set here interval, transitions speed for all album sliders. Autoplay, Transition type and list of thumbs can be set here globally and also in each album.

Here you provide links to social profiles you have. What you set here will be displayed in Apollo13 Social Icons widget

You can drag & drop social items to set them in order you wish to see on your page.

Only filled inputs will activate each social icon. Not filled = not shown :-)

Here is good place for inserting small changes of theme layout. You wont loose this CSS while updating or deactivating theme. When you receive custom CSS on our support forum, then this is the place where you should insert it.

AJAX settings

Here you can activate AJAX feature of theme. Main benefit of this option is use of music player that we added in footer in theme. If AJAX is activated you can have music playing constantly, while your visitors move across different pages of your site. If you are not interested in this feature(music), then there are almost no benefits for keeping it active, as there are few risks connected to it. Let us explain:

If your site is not working as it should this good place to start debbug process by deactivating AJAX.

Next option is AJAX when admin bar is active. If you use a lot admin bar, to for example edit page that you currently visit, then you might wish to turn off AJAX for admin.
Admin bar is just not refreshed on every AJAX page reload, so links will be broken(could link to wrong site).

You might have sites that need to be loaded normally, cause of some special things that they contain, like extra fancy JavaScript.
In that case you can add link to such site in field Sites that shouldn't be loaded dynamic. One link per row.

Last option is not strictly connected to AJAX but it landed here, and it is field for Custom JavaScript. Whatever you add here will be executed after all other JavaScript code.

Theme lightbox

If you wish to use some other plugin/script for images and items, you can switch it off. Keep in mind that it will require custom coding form you to make it work with theme same way as default lightbox.

Here you can import predefined settings of theme. You can treat them as theme skins:-) In reality they are just saved settings. It shows up how different look you can achieve only by changing options in panel.

You can import one of predefined set or one you got from different place by Import textarea. You just paste there content of textfile or select predefined set and click Import settings or Save changes.

There is also option export your current settings. It is useful to save your current settings when you wish to experiment with new ones.

Reset to default will clean most of settings to empty or neutral.

In Appearance->Widgets menu you will see set of widgets. To use it just drag and drop them to sidebar you would like to see them in. Available sidebars:

Available widgets:

Besides default Wordpress widgets, we also added:

We have also extended 3 other widgets. In case of these widgets use these prefixed with Thirteen - :

To make frontpage and Blog work as it should you have to follow this steps:

  1. Go to your WordPress Pages->Add new
  2. Add new page named Home Page and another named Blog. These names are examples, you can change them.
  3. Go to Settings->Reading->Front page displays
  4. Choose "A static page (select below)"
  5. In Front page: choose Home Page
  6. In Posts page: choose Blog
  7. Save changes.
  8. You are done :-)

To select what should be visible on front page go to Appearance->Customize->General->Front page->What to show on front page?

Also if you want to add Blog as separate page just go to Appearance->Menus and add selected Posts page to menu.

With these settings you can setup your front page easily, but there are few things you need to be aware:

Front page as Page
Content for this page and all settings are set in Page you selected for Front page(here it will be page named Home).
Front page as Blog
Content for this page are posts and all settings are set in Appearance->Customize->Blog Layout. Title displayed on blog is title of Posts page or if there is none such page then it use default text from translation.
Front page as Albums list
Content for this page are albums and settings are set in Appearance->Customize->Albums Layout.
Front page as Album
Content for this page and all settings are set in Album you selected to display on Front page(Appearance->Customize->General->Front page->Select album to use as front page).

If you are not familiar with adding posts in WordPress please read

Adding posts is same as always in WordPress, but with few additional options from our theme.

Posts options

There are two groups of settings. First group is about look of post on posts list named Blog post details, and second is about settings used when viewing single post and it is named Post layout.

  1. Blog post details:
    • Alternative link - If you fill this then when selecting post from Blog(post list), it will lead to this link instead of opening post.
    • Post media - You can choose between Featured image, Images slider(you will need Featured galleries plugin) or Video to represent post.
    • For Featured image you can also decide to add parallax to it with Featured image parallax and Parallax area height options
    • Display post intro on image - Thanks to this option you can display excerpt of post on featured image(check below image). Selecting this option gives additional two options:
      • Color covering image - Leave empty if no cover is needed. Useful if image is too colorful.
      • Empty space in top - To better show up image.
      Additional colors you can set in Appearance->Customize->Blog Layout->Bricks colors in "Display post intro on image"
    • Size of brick - How many bricks area should take this post in posts list.
  2. Post layout:
    • Page background - you can decide to use default background or to change it specially for this post.
    • Header custom sidebar - overwrite global value for it.

Posts excerpts

If in Appearance->Customize->Blog Layout->Posts list appearance->Type of post excerpts is set to Auto,
then if while writing posts you won't use more tag,
then theme will use excerpt feature. Excerpt are made automatically, but you can also specify what will be displayed.
Just find Excerpt box, and type text you wish Read more.

If you won't give excerpt either, then post will be cut after first 40 words. This number can be changed in Appearance->Customize->Blog Layout->Posts list appearance->Number of words to cut post.

Post formats

Our theme supports also Post Formats. In implementing them we are following general guidelines from Wordpress.

If you are not familiar with adding pages in WordPress please read

Adding pages is same as always in WordPress, but with few additional options from our theme.

Pages options

Extra options for pages are:

Children navigation

If you arrange sites in children/parent then you can display this order in sidebar of each page. Below you can see on image how it looks in wild:

Before you start anything below, it is good to visit Appearance->Customize->Albums Layout

Adding Albums list

To add Albums list to your site first you need to create Albums list page:

  1. Add new page(Pages->Add new)
  2. Name it as you wish but keep in mind that if you use nice addresses (eg. ) than slug of your page have to be different then slug for portfolio set in Appearance->Customize->Albums Layout, so everything will work correct. Best name this page as "Albums" or "Portfolio".
  3. From template list choose Albums list(image below).
  4. Publish Page.
  5. Done

If you wish to use front page as Albums list then settings for Albums list page you will find in page you defined as front page in here.

Add new album

Adding new album is pretty easy. First you should set title and Featured image as it is cover of your album which is visible on Albums list page.

Making password protected Album

To make some albums not accessible without password you can use standard Wordpress post protection settings.
In Visibility options mark post as Password protected and add password. See below screen shot:

Album details

Next you can fill description about this album by using main editor. This description will be only displayed in bricks album.

There are two groups of settings, and third section for uploading images/videos. First group is about look of album on album list named Album list options, and second is about settings used when viewing album and it is named Album details.

  1. Album list options:
    • Alternative link - If you fill this, then clicking on your album on Albums list page will not lead to single album page but to link from this field.
    • Size of brick - How many bricks area should take this post in albums list.
    • Color under title - It will make background under title text. Gives fancy effect.
    • Exclude from Albums list page - If enabled, then this album wont be listed on Albums list page, but you can still select it for front page or in other places.
  2. Album details:
    • Items order - It will display your images/videos from first to last, from last to first, or random order.
    • Show title and description of album items - If enabled, then it will affect displaying in bricks and slider option, and also in lightbox.
    • Color under title - It will make background under title text on slides and bricks. Gives fancy effect.
    • Internet address - You can provide link that is connected to this album.
    • Custom info 1-5 - Five custom fields for more details about album. If empty it won't be displayed.
      Use pattern Field name: Field value. Colon(:) is most important to get full result.
    • Present media in - you have 2 options to choose from: Bricks and Slider.
      • Bricks:
        • Size of content brick(width) - How many bricks area should take description of this album.
        • Bricks columns - It only affects wider screen resolutions.
        • Max width of bricks content - available space for bricks might be smaller, but newer greater then this number.
        • Brick margin - margin between bricks
        • Hover effect - many fancy effects with names that tell nothing about how they work:-)
      • Slider:
        • Fit images - you can use auto(Fit always) or decide in which way images should be stretched to fill screen.
          Fit when needed is best for small images, that shouldn't be stretched to bigger sizes, only to smaller(to keep them visible).
          However Cover whole screen is best options in most cases.
        • Autoplay - If autoplay is on, slider items will start sliding on page load.
        • Transition type - 4 types: Carousel, Fade and no transition. Also Zooming known better as Ken Burns Effect.
        • Gradient above photos - Good for better readability of slide titles.
        • Pattern above photos - Used for masking and some darkening.
        • List of Thumbs - Enable/disable and decide should it be visible on page load.
    • Header custom sidebar - overwrite global value for it.

Next it is time to add some photos & videos to present our album. We will work in section Album media - Add images/videos Lets check screen below:

In case of Slider images are loaded in full size(same as uploaded). Important thing here is to keep images in rational dimensions cause uploading here 10MB file could kill user transfer when viewing single album. And what would happen if you would have 20 images with 10MB each... :-)

Here is cite from our user about uploading too big photos, it is from our forum:

That is a real shame. For any other photographers that might read this post, there are two very important reasons to keep the images a reasonable size:

1) Loading time. The last thing you want when an agent or client is viewing your portfolio is for them to have to wait more than a split second for an image to load. With a 3MB image and even a reasonable connection speed these people will quickly move on and find another photographer for the job (especially if you have a number of images in your portfolio).

2) Discourage theft of your images. An 800px image will print at 300dpi on a 4x6 but no larger. This makes it more difficult for anyone to use your images without permission or payment. If you provide a 3MB image, you are asking for your album to be stolen. This happens ALL THE TIME.


Adding multiple Albums list and Album Categories

You can create multiple albums list if you wish. To do it, first you have to assign your albums to different categories. You can do it by choosing categories while adding album, like you can see on image below:

All your categories can be found in Albums->Categories

To make it clear, doing this(multiple albums lists) same way as doing single Albums list is not possible due to some WordPress limitations in creating custom post types and taxonomies.

So after assigning albums to different categories, next thing is that you need to organize your categories, something like on this screen shot:

Now when you link Design or WebDesign to your menu you have two separate albums lists. However, if you don't need subcategories you can just link in your menu your main categories and under each album list you will see only albums that are in that category(or descendant category).

After you assigned different albums to different categories you may want to add this Albums list to menu. To do it go to Appearance->Menus and be sure to activate adding Albums Categories to menu, just like explained in creating menu section.

If you are using multiple Albums list then template for Albums list will display all your albums with filter, so you can view them by category.

Woocommerce is plugin that makes your site eCommerce store. To get this plugin and get more info about it follow to

After you will install and activate it follow this description to understand how to make it integrated with theme.

First you have to Install WooCommerce Pages. You will see notification about it in you admin panel. This will create and configure pages that are important to make woocommerce work.

All theme setting for WooCommerce you can find in Appearance->Customize->Shop Layout

Sidebar for shop pages is Shop sidebar.

If you need dummy data for your shop then it is in plugin package. In woocommerce documentation you can find more info about it.

Ribbons on products
On each product you can have following ribbons(check below screen shot also):

Theme is prepared for translation, so it will just require some time for you to see our theme in your language(if it isn't translated to it yet). If you are not using any plugin for translations like WPML, then keep on reading. Important files you will find in theme directory in thirteen/languages/default.po

This file should be opened in program like Poedit and translated. After everything is done you have to save your translation with proper name. Names for each country can be found here (in parenthesis in titles). So for example for German - Deutsch you should save files as de_DE and get 2 files: de_DE.po and
Copy these files to thirteen/languages

At end you have to go to your Admin Panel, Settings->General->Site Language and set your language.

After that if everything went fine, you will see theme in your language:-)

In every update, file default.po may change as we may add some new functions or fix some spelling, but you can use your old translation to get most of work done. We will inform about it in change log.

Good article about translating theme can be found in
Also good to read is

There is also file with translation in backend area in thirteen/languages/admin/default.po. You can edit it by following same process.

Here we post image where to type translated texts in Poedit, as not everyone get it right away.

WPML stands for WordPress Multilingual and it is a plugin that can make your website multilingual.
They currently power over half million websites and are the industry standard in allowing you to translate themes, plugins, theme options, posts, pages, widgets, custom post types and everything else on WordPress. On top of that they have an amazing support forum.

Their plugin is very flexible with built functions. You can order custom translations from over 50 languages straight from the WordPress dashboard from ICanLocalize.

Here is what you need to know on turning your site multilingual with WPML.

First, you need to to purchase a recent version of WPML, including the String Translation and Translation Management modules.

Initial Setup

- Install and activate the core WPML plugins (WPML Multilingual CMS, WPML String Translation, WPML Translation Management), and then other WPML plugins that may depend on them.

- Set up WPML from WPML->Languages. See WPML Getting Started Guide for complete reference, but the initial simple three-step setup is self-explanatory, asking you to choose your default language, a set of active languages, and a language selector.

Translating Pages, Posts and other post types

To translate a page you need to go to Pages menu and in the list you will see columns for each active language, with a pencil icon (for 'edit translation') or a '+' icon (for 'add translation') next to each page.

Right now you just need to translate your page into the new language.

Read this to easily duplicate your existing content.

Translating custom post types and taxonomies

Theme comes with extra custom post type named Works, and custom taxonomies connected to it. In order to get a similar interface for translation/duplication as for posts and pages, you need to go to WPML->Translation Management, and select the tab Multilingual Content Setup.

Translating Menus

WPML can synchronize menus for you. This means that if some entries, for example some pages, posts or categories, are in the English menu, WPML can generate and keep in synch menus for other languages pointing to the translated versions of these pages, posts or categories.

From WordPress Appearance->Menus you can see your existing menus and add menu translations and synchronize menus across translations.

To show the language switcher in the Menu go to WPML->Languages->Language switcher in the WP Menu and select menu that is your Main menu(in header location).

Translating theme texts and other strings in your site

To translate strings you need to follow the procedure for Theme and Plugin Localization. Go to WPML->String translation, and in Select strings within context select admin_texts_theme_thirteen and you will see theme strings and which ones are translated or not.

Many of you may be tempted to edit theme files, but by doing so you block yourself from geting updates of theme, as you will loose your changes when you update theme. Fortunately there is solution - making child theme. Even WordPress team advice this as best solution:-)

Anyone intrested in this should read


But lets check how to do it with this theme.

In file downloaded form ThemeForest there is attached sampel child theme, so you can start changing theme even faster. To install it follow this steps:

  1. Install normal theme.
  2. Repeat step 1 but now install theme from Child Theme\ located in file downloaded from ThemeForest.
  3. Activate child theme.
  4. Done.

Now you can overwrite styles, theme functions and even whole templates. Lets check some examples.

Changing CSS

If you want to change color and font size of content area you just have to edit style.css in child theme and add:

#content {
    color: #000;
    font-size: 20px;

Now you have black big text :-)

Good tool to detect what should you change and where is Firebug for firefox. Here is tutorial how to use it Any browser has similar tool(under F12 key you can call it).

Custom CSS

For changes in CSS you can also use special area in theme Appearance->Customize->Custom CSS. There you can insert your custom css.

In this theme default stylesheet is loaded from main theme, and then you can overwrite CSS rules in style.css in child theme. After this comes user.css with changes set in admin panel. So finally it loads in this order:
1. main theme style.css
2. child theme style.css
3. user.css(settings form admin panel)
4. Custom css from panel(it is added at end of user.css)

Changing theme functions

This example might not work with this theme. It is only here to demonstrate the idea.

Whenever you make modification in theme functions, you are facing risk of losing your changes with theme update. As we already know using child theme saves this situation. However to use it, you have to see some example.
Lets look at example situation when you asked for some modification on our forum and you received code that changes few lines in PHP.
Lets say you had to change code:



'Search form:'.get_search_form(false)

First we have to find in which function was this change. We look at code:

 * Header search form
    function a13_header_search() {
            '<div class="search-container">'.
            '<div class="search">'.
            '<span class="icon-search open tool"></span>'.
            '<span class="icon-cross close tool"></span>'.

Now that we found whole function body, instead of doing modification in original code, we first copy it to child theme.
Just open functions.php in child theme and drop above code in at end of file. There will be already some code in it so you should add your code after such comment:

 * Add here your functions below, and overwrite native theme functions

So in result you should have(in functions.php file):

/*...some default code above... */

 * Add here your functions below, and overwrite native theme functions

 * Header search form
    function a13_header_search() {
            '<div class="search-container">'.
            '<div class="search">'.
            '<span class="icon-search open tool"></span>'.
            '<span class="icon-cross close tool"></span>'.

Now you can make your modification and in final result have:

/*...some default code above... */

 * Add here your functions below, and overwrite native theme functions

 * Header search form
    function a13_header_search() {
            '<div class="search-container">'.
            '<div class="search">'.
            '<span class="icon-search open tool"></span>'.
            'Search form:'.get_search_form(false).
            '<span class="icon-cross close tool"></span>'.

You have now overwritten main theme function, and your version will be loaded.
If you activate main theme instead, then your change won't be loaded.

Most interesting functions you will find in advance/utilities(in main theme) , but there is more functions that you can change in child theme. All functions that can be overwritten has before its definition code: if(!function_exists('function_name')).
If you wish to change other functions ask on our forum for support in that case or just don't bother with child theme and change main theme(if you understand implications;-) ).

In case of any questions or doubts, do not hesitate to contact us via our Support Forum


Instruction how to get Purchase Code:

Useful information about support

Theme support includes:

Theme support does not include:

We understand that most of our customers are not programmers, that is why we will also help you with issues caused by other components (plugins for example) and we will provide you instructions to help fixing your problems, even if it is not directly related to our Items. Although, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to fix every issue caused by faulty 3rd party components.

Information regarding support response times:

Can I get a refund?

Yes, you can, by requesting it from Envato. Read further on to find out the conditions and the proper way to request a refund. Please, start with considering the following suggestions:

Envato offers freedom for authors to choose their own support policies without any obligation. The only exception and way to get a refund from Envato if the given item is faulty or does not work as described, and the author refuses to fix the problems.The refund requests are handled by Envato only, we don't have any option to send your money back, even if we do agree with your demands. Please, keep in mind the points above, you should ask for help first, and we most likely can solve your problems.

Please read the related FAQ entry from Envato about how you can request a refund.

This section was highly inspired by LayerSlider FAQ.

Template image sizes

Theme uses script that auto scale images so it doesn't define any sizes of images.

For WooCommerce you can change images sizes in WooCommerce->Settings->Products->Display->Product Images. After this you will have to rebuild thumbnails for it.
For this task you can use plugin, we advice AJAX Thumbnail Rebuild. Just "Upload the plugin to your blog, activate it, done. You can then rebuild all thumbnails in the tools section (Tools -> Rebuild Thumbnails)." (copied from plugin page).

Video/Audio support

Theme support Youtube and Vimeo videos, and also HTML 5 types.

For youtube best to use links as :

For vimeo best to use links as:

Any other link will be treated as HTML 5 video. Browsers that understand the HTML5 tag will display MPEG/H.264 (.mp4) files, VP8/webm (.webm), or Ogg/Theora (.ogv) files. Other browsers can use Flash to play the .mp4 or .flv.

Here you can see recommended by us plugins, that works well with this theme, and also you can see recommended configuration for these plugins, so it is worth to see:-)

AddToAny - share icons

We have used this plugin to get share icons on our albums and other places : Here is also screen shot of our settings for this plugin:

Contact form

You can get it from

It is best plugin for preparing contact form. Here you will find plugin documentation -

Facebook Open Graph, Google+ and Twitter Card Tags

For better experience while sharing albums you should install this plugin.

You can get it from

If you want to add images slider to you post or page, then you will need this plugin. It creates additional box, that looks like "Featured Image" box, but it is named "Featured gallery". There you can add few images, and all these images will be used to create simple slider.

High DPI Screen users(Retina)

If you are worried about image quality for your retina(or alike) users you should check this plugin . It will serve better quality images for high DPI screens.

Like button

We have prepared some styles for "Like" plugin so it looks nice with this theme. If you would like to use it install and activate this plugin

Here is recommended configuration of this plugin to work best with our theme:

Post Types Order

You can get it from

If you wish to reorder posts or albums differently, then this plugin is for you.

WPML - Languages.

This plugin is commercial one, but widely used by Wordpress community. Thanks to it you can work with different languages on your page. You can get it from

Woocommerce Multilingual

This plugin adds currency switcher for Woocommerce. It requires WPML and Woocommerce plugins. You can get it from

Wishlist Woocommerce

This plugin adds Wish list functionality for Woocommerce. You can get it from

WP Content Copy Protection

This plugin is commercial one. This plugin Protect your content from selection and copy, you can also block "right click" and more things. You can get more info on plugin page

The scripts and plugins used is the project:
- jQuery
- Modernizr
- Masonry
- jQuery mouseWheel Brandon Aaron
- FitVids.js
- Automatic Updates For Private And Commercial Themes
- HTML5 Boilerplate
- Font Awesome
- Hover Effect Ideas
- Single Element CSS Spinners
- How to add a Color Control with Alpha/Opacity to the WordPress Theme Customizer
- Retrieve Attachment ID from Image URL

and lots of internet wisdom out there. Thanks a lot everybody!

Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this theme. As we said at the beginning, we'd be glad to help you if you have any questions relating to this theme. We'll do our best to assist.

Apollo13 Team