Welcome to Burst

A Bold and Vibrant WordPress Theme


Welcome to Burst – A Bold and Vibrant WordPress Theme

Installing Burst

After having downloaded the installation file from ThemeForest, extract it and locate the file named burst.zip. You can then install the Burst theme using one of the two following installation methods:

  1. WordPress upload - For most users, this is probably the simplest installation method. To install the Burst theme using this method, please follow these steps:
    1. Login to WordPress admin
    2. Go to admin panel > Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme
    3. Click on "Choose File" and select burst.zip
    4. Click on "Install Now"
  2. FTP upload - If you would like to install the Burst theme via FTP, please follow these steps:
    1. Using an FTP client, login to the server where your WordPress website is hosted
    2. Using an FTP client, navigate to the /wp-content/themes/ directory under your WordPress website's root directory
    3. Using an FTP client, upload the Burst directory to the themes directory on remote server

Once the installation is complete, your Burst theme will be ready for use. Now all you need to do is navigate to admin panel > Appearance > Themes and activate Burst. After you have done this, you should see “Mikado Settings” appear in the WordPress admin panel.

You should also see a notification at the top of the screen that required plugins need to be installed. Please install and activate all of the required plugins, since they are necessary for the theme to function properly.

Important Note 

Make sure to install the "Mikado Core" plugin, since this plugin is of critical importance for proper theme functioning. This plugin includes the custom post types that come with the theme (Portfolio, Testimonials, Mikado Slider, Mikado Carousel), and without this plugin you will not be able to create any of these custom post types or the elements in the theme that require them. 

Great - you can now start building your site!

If writing permissions aren't set for folders containing CSS and JS files on your server, you will see a warning message at the top of the theme options page. In order to remove that message, you need to change permissions for the wp-content/themes/burst/css and wp-content/themes/burst/js folders and set them to 755. We recommend setting writing permissions in order to optimize your site performance. If you have any issues with this, please contact your hosting service provider. Alternatively, you can submit a ticket to http://mikado.ticksy.com/ with FTP access for your site, and we will take a look at it.

Importing Demo Content

With the Burst theme, you have the option to either start building your site from scratch, or choosing to import one of our demo sites to use as a starting point, and modifying it to suit your needs. In this section we will explain how to do the latter.

Important note regarding importing the Burst Intro page

Please note that the Burst Intro page is a separate demo. If you would like to import the Burst Intro page, as well as one of the other Burst demo examples, you should first import the Burst Intro demo, and only then import the demo example you would like to use. Otherwise, if you first import the demo you would like to use and then the Burst Intro demo, the global options from the Intro demo will override the global options from the demo you initially imported, which can cause unwanted style changes on your site.

How to import a Burst demo   

Burst comes with a one-click import module. To import one of our demo sites, please follow these steps:

  1. Login to WordPress admin
  2. Go into admin panel > Mikado Settings > Import

  3. From the “Demo Site” dropdown menu, choose the demo site that you would like to import
  4. From the "Import Type" dropdown menu on the right, choose what type of content you'd like to import:
    • All - imports pages, content, widgets, and settings. We recommend this for users who would like to import a demo site exactly as it appears on our live demo.
    • Content - imports only pages and their content. This option is recommended for users who would like to see how we've created our page layouts, but who want to keep their own settings in Mikado Settings.
    • Widgets - imports only widgets. This option is recommended for users who would only like to populate the theme’s widget areas with the widgets from their chosen demo. No other content is imported.
    • Options - imports settings in Mikado Settings only. This option is recommended for users who would like to achieve the same look and feel of their chosen demo site, but do not want to import any additional content.
  5. If you also wish to import media files (images, videos, sounds), make sure to check the "Import attachments" checkbox.
    Please note that the images we use are copyrighted, and if you'd like to publish them on your site, you would need to purchase them separately. We bought most of our images on Shutterstock.
  6. Click on the "Import" button and wait for the import process to finish.

If you would like to import the LayerSlider demo slider, you need to locate the 'xml export' folder in the previously downloaded package from ThemeForest. Inside, you'll find the LayerSlider_Export.zip file. Next, go to LayerSlider from the WordPress admin panel and upload this file under the Import section.

Installing Woocommerce

If you plan on building an online shop with Burst, please read the WooCommerce section of this user guide before installing the demo content.

Updating Burst

You can update your theme by performing the following steps:

  1. Download the latest theme zip file from ThemeForest
  2. Extract it and locate burst.zip
  3. Extract burst.zip and locate the 'burst' folder
  4. Copy/Replace the contents of the 'burst' folder to the /wp-content/themes/burst folder of your web site.

Important F.A.Q.

1. Why can't I save my menu?

WordPress by default has a limited number of menu items. When you import our demo site, which contains a lot of menu items, you might not be able to save changes you make to a menu. You can fix this problem by contacting your hosting and asking them to add the following lines to php.ini file:

suhosin.post.max_vars = 5000
suhosin.request.max_vars = 5000
2. Why is there a smiley displayed on blank pages?

This problem is most likely related to JetPack and memory settings of your hosting. You can either disable JetPack or read what the JetPack developer wrote: Regarding the memory limit, please refer to the WordPress Codex section concerning this problem. Some sites that load many plugins alongside WordPress ultimately require a higher memory limit than WordPress defaults to, but since this is limited to specific hosts and configurations, it must be dealt with on an individual basis. You'll find the Codex article at: http://codex.wordpress.org/Common_WordPress_Errors#Allowed_memory_size_exhausted

3. How do I optimize my site?

Please use this tool to investigate reasons for slow loading: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?hl=en

4. How to translate or rename default theme labels?

You can use the Codestyling localization plugin (http://wordpress.org/plugins/codestyling-localization/) to translate/rename all the theme's labels. Another solution is to edit the theme folder/languages/en_US.po file directly in editor and manually edit labels you want to translate.

5. Why do I see a white screen when importing demo content?

If you get a white screen or some other error when trying to import our demo content, this probably happens because of the maximum execution time limit. You need to increase the maximum execution time (upload time) setting of your web server. The default maximum execution time on web servers is 30 seconds. Please increase it to 120 seconds. Possible ways of achieving this are:

Ask your hosting provider to take care of this for you.

Once you've installed Burst, you can start building your site.

Setting Up the Header

One of the first things you might want to do after you have installed and activated your Burst theme is to set up your header area. The header contains the logo, menu, search bar, side area icon, and other optional widgets.

 

To set up your header, go to Mikado Settings > Header from the admin panel. The settings you define here will be the default settings for all pages on your site. If you need any help understanding any of these options, please refer to the Mikado Settings section of this user guide.

 

Some options, such as the header skin and background color, can be overridden on a page to page basis from a page’s backend. For more information on how local page settings work, please refer to the Pages section of this user guide.

To add your logo to the header, go to Mikado Settings > General > Branding from the admin panel and click the upload button next to the “Logo Image – Normal” field. After you upload your image and save the options, you should have a visible logo in your header area.

Menu Creation

To create a new menu, go to Appearance > Menus from the admin panel and click on “Create a new menu”. Enter a name for your new menu and then click “Create Menu”.

Every page that you have created will be listed in the section on the left named “Pages”. Simply check the ones that you would like to add to your menu and click the “Add to Menu” button. Once you have added pages to your menu, you can click and drag the menu items to rearrange them, or nest them one underneath the other.

In the “Menu Settings” section (which is located underneath the “Menu Structure” section), check the checkbox next to “Top Navigation” and click “Save Menu”. This will activate the menu you have just created, and you should now see a functional menu in your header.

Footer

To set up your footer, go to Mikado Settings > Footer from the admin panel.

The settings you define here will be the default settings for all pages on your site. If you would like both the top and bottom footer areas to be displayed, make sure that both the "Show Footer Top" and "Show Footer Bottom" options are enabled. If you need any help understanding any of these options, please refer to the Mikado Settings section of this user guide.

Content is added to your footer via widgets. Go to Appearance > Widgets from the admin panel. On the right side of your page you will see the widget areas for your footer. The widget areas for the top footer are named Footer Column 1Footer Column 2Footer Column 3, and Footer Column 4. On the left side of the Widgets page you will see the available widgets. To add a widget to one of the Footer widget areas, simply drag the desired widget to one of the Footer Column widget areas on the right.

To add content to the bottom footer, simply add widgets to the Footer Text widget area, or the Footer Bottom Left and Footer Bottom Right widget areas.

General Look and Feel

Now let’s set up the general look and feel of your site. If you have imported a demo site and would like to keep its general look and feel, then you do not need to do anything else. Otherwise, go to Mikado Settings > Fonts and in the Font Family field set a default font family for your site. Next, in Mikado Settings > General > Appearance > First Main Color, set a default main color for your site.

Now that you have set up the basic elements for your site, you’re ready to start building your pages.

Building Pages

To create a new page, go to Pages > Add New from the admin panel. In the text field near the top of the screen enter a title for your page. After you have added a title, choose the “Full width” template from the section on the right named "Page Attributes". This will allow you to add sections to your page that span across the whole width of the screen.

In the bottom section of your screen are local page settings. Any settings that you define here will override the global settings set in "Mikado Settings". It is generally considered good practice to set up the look and feel of your site on a global level, and override the settings when necessary on a local level. This will save you a lot of time, unlike if you were to set up every page separately.

To start adding elements to your page, first make sure that you are in the backend editor. If the blue button on the top left says BACKEND EDITOR, click on it to enable the Visual Composer page builder view. Once you’re in the Visual Composer view, the blue button will say CLASSIC MODE. You can now click on “Add element” to start adding elements to your page. You can learn more about elements in the Custom Shortcodes section of this user guide.

Please note that the Frontend view for Visual Composer has been intentionally disabled since some of the added custom shortcodes require page reload because of script calculations, and due to this do not appear on the page while building with the Frontend view. The Frontend view can be used, however while building your page some elements might not display properly until you refresh the page. If you would like to use the Frontend view, you can enable it by going to Appearance > Editor, opening the extend-vc.php file and finding the following piece of code  if(function_exists('vc_disable_frontend')){vc_disable_frontend();} and either removing or commenting it out. To disable the Frontend view again you just need to uncomment or return this code.

Finally, click the "Publish" button in the upper right section of the page. (If you made some changes on already published page, "Update" button will appear.)

 

Blog Posts

To create a new blog post, go to Posts > Add New from the admin panel.

  1. Enter a title for your post in the text field near the top of the screen.
  2. On theright side of your screen, in the section called "Format", choose a format for your blog post.

Let’s take a look at the possible options:

Now it's time to categorize this post.
  1. Beneath the "Format" section you will see a section named "Categories". Here you can select the categories that you would like to add this post to. If you would like to create a new category, click on the “+ Add New Category” link. A text field will appear in which you can enter a category name, and then click “Add New Category”.
  2. Once you've checked the categories you would like to add your post to, click the “Publish” button.
  3. Beneath the "Categories" section you will see the "Tags" and "Featured Image" sections. Here you can add tags to your post and set a featured image to be displayed for this post on blog list pages.

Now that we have published our first blog post, let’s go over the available custom fields for blog posts.

Note that most of them are the same custom fields you'll find when creating standard pages.
Mikado General

Mikado Post Size
Mikado Side Menu Area

Mikado Footer
Mikado Header
Mikado Title

Mikado Title Animations

In this section you can define animations for your page title area and all the separate elements of the title area.

Mikado Content Bottom

Mikado Sidebar 

Blog Lists

You can choose the way your Blog List will show to visitors.

In the page's backend, find the dropdown list "Templates" on the right and choose from one of the following options:

Date Format

If you wish to change the date format on blog posts, go to admin panel > Settings > General > Date Format and select your format of choice.

You can access Mikado Settings from the WordPress admin panel. The settings found here are applied globally and will affect all pages of the site. However, note that many of these options can be overridden locally by applying settings on individual pages or on shortcode elements.

General

This section allows you to set up general settings for your site that will affect its look and functionality.

Branding
The logos displayed on your page are limited in size by header height. 
 
To make your logos retina ready, upload ones that are twice as high as the header. For example, a header of 90 pixels in height would require a logo that's 180 pixels high. This principle applies to all logos you upload.
  • Show Logo – Choose whether you would like to display a logo on your site or not.
    • Logo Image - Normal  This logo is used when no header skin is chosen. We recommend not choosing a header skin in cases where you want to fully customize the header with your own colors. You might want to decide on the look of your header before choosing a logo to upload here.
    • Logo Image - Light  This logo is used when "Light" header skin is chosen. A Light header skin has white navigation text and is typically used on dark header backgrounds. A lightly colored logo is appropriate here, in order to be clearly visible on such backgrounds. For more information on header skins, please refer to the Mikado Settings > Header section of this user guide.
    • Logo Image - Dark  This logo is used when "Dark" header skin is chosen. A Dark header skin has black navigation text and is typically used on light header backgrounds. A darkly colored logo is appropriate here, in order to be clearly visible on such backgrounds. For more information on header skins, please refer to the Mikado Settings > Header section of this user guide.
    • Logo Image - Sticky Header  This applies when you're using the Sticky or Sticky Expanded header type. It's the logo viewers see once they scroll down and the sticky section appears. It's typically a smaller version of the original logo.
    • Logo Image - Fixed Advanced Header  This applies when using the Fixed Advanced header type. This is the logo viewers see once they scroll down and the fixed section appears. It's typically a smaller version of the original logo.
    • Logo Image - Mobile Header - This logo is used in your mobile header (on screens under 1000px in width).
    • Logo Image - Side Menu Area Bottom   This logo is displayed at the bottom of the side menu area for the “initially hidden” side menu area type.
    • Logo Image - Content Menu  - This logo is displayed in the Content Menu. To make sure that the logo will be displayed in the Content Menu, please make sure that in your Content Menu row settings the "Show Logo" checkbox has been selected. If you don't upload a separate logo for the Content Menu and select the "Show Logo" checkbox, then the logo that you have uploaded to the Logo Image - Normal field will be displayed insted.
Appearance
First Color
  • First Main Color – Set the most dominant color for your site.
Uniformed Site Background
  • Enable Uniform Site Background – Choose "Yes" if you wish your site to have a background color or image that will go across the whole screen. If enabled, content background on pages will be transparent (unless set otherwise) and the background you set here will show.
    • Background Color – Set a background color.
    • Background Image – Set a background image.
    • Background Pattern – Set a background pattern.
Boxed Layout
  • Enable Boxed Layout – Set this option to “Yes” if you would like to set your site to boxed layout. If you choose a boxed layout for your site, the content will be fitted in a centrally positioned grid. Otherwise, your content will be able to cover full width of the page.
    • Spacing Around Content - Set this option to "Yes" if you would like to set a defined spacing around the boxed content. If you enable this option you will also be able to set a frame around the boxed content.
      • Spacing Amount - Define the amount for the spacing around the boxed content.
      • Include Footer in Content Area - Set this option to "Yes" if you would like to include the footer in the content area. This way, the footer will be viewed as part of the content area and the spacing you set will also wrap arround the footer area. If this option is set to "No", the spacing will separate the content from the footer area.
      • Frame Around Content - Set this option to "Yes" if you would like to enable a frame around the content.
        • Frame Width - Set the width for the frame.
        • Frame Color - Set a color for the frame. Please note that if you set a frame color then the pattern image won't be visible.
        • Pattern Image - Set a pattern image for the frame background.  
    • Page Background Color – Set the background color for your page body. This color will be displayed around your boxed layout.
    • Background Image – Set a background image for your page body. This image will be displayed around your boxed layout.
    • Background Pattern – Set a background pattern for your page body. This pattern will be displayed around your boxed layout.
    • Background Attachment – Set background attachment behavior.
    • Left/Right Padding on Content - Insert a value in percentages for left and right padding in the content area.
    • Left/Right Padding Affects Header - Set this option to "Yes"  if you would like the left/right padding value that you set in the "Left/Right Padding on Content" field to also affect the header
    • Left/Right Padding Affects Header and Footer - Set this option to "Yes" if you would like the left/right padding value that you set in the "Left/Right Padding on Content" field to also affect the header and footer.
    • Left/Right Padding Affects Title Content - Set this option to "Yes"  if you would like the left/right padding value that you set in the "Left/Right Padding on Content" field to also affect the content of the title area.
    • Left/Right Padding Affects Title Container - Set this option to "Yes"  if you would like the left/right padding value that you set in the "Left/Right Padding on Content" field to also affect the Title Area container.
Passepartout
  • Passepartout – Choose "Yes" to set a passepartout around site content.
    • Passepartout Color – Choose a color for the passepartout.
    • Passepartout Size (%) – Enter a size for the passepartout in relation to site width.
    • Border on Passepartout Edges - Set this option to "Yes" to enable a 1px border on passepartout. This option takes effect only if top and bottom passepartouts are fixed.
      • Border Color - Set a color for the border.
    • Align Header With Passepartout – Set this option to "Yes" if you would like your header content to be aligned with the inner edges of the passepartout.
    • Passepartout Below Title - Set this option to "Yes" if you would like to enable a Passepartout border below the title area.
    • Set Header Inside Passepartout - Set this option to "Yes" if you would like to set the whole header between the left and right border of the passepartout.
    • Vertical Menu in Passepartout - Set this option to "No" if you would like to exclude the Vertical Menu from the Passepartout.
    • Align Footer With Passepartout - Set this option to "Yes" if you would like to align the contents of the footer with the inner edges of the passepartout.
    • Top Passepartout – Set this option to "No" if you would like to disable the top frame of the passepartout.
      • Fix Top Passepartout - Set this option to "Yes" if you would like to fix the top border of the passepartout to the top of the screen.
      • Show Bottom Passepartout on Mikado Slider – Set this option to "Yes" if you would like the bottom frame of the passepartout to be visible on the Mikado Slider. This option is available only if "Top Passepartout" is set to "No".
    • Bottom Passepartout – Set this option to "No" if you would like to disable the bottom frame of the passepartout.
      • Fix Bottom Passepartout – Set this option to "Yes" if you would like to fix the bottom frame of the passepartout to the bottom of the screen.
    • Full Width Portfolio List in Passepartout - Set this option to "Yes" if you would like portfolio lists within the passepartout border to stretch to the full width of the content;  otherwise there is a small padding between the portfolio list and the passepartout inner border.
Preload Pattern Image
  • Preload Pattern Image – Set a preload pattern image to be displayed until images are loaded. 
Behavior
  • Page Transition – Choose a type of Ajax transition for page loading. Select "No animation" if you want pages to load regularly, without Ajax. In order for the transitions to work properly, you should ensure that in Settings > Permalinks > Common Settings, Post name is selected. Otherwise, your transitions might not work properly.
    • Animate Header - Set this option to "Yes" if you would like the header area to be included in the Ajax Page Transition Animations, and be animated along with the content area. 
  • Loading Animation – Choose "Yes" if you want viewers to see an animated graphic while your site pages load.
    • Loading Animation Graphic – Choose the animation graphic to be displayed. You can customize it further by choosing its color.
    • Loading Image – Alternatively, upload an image or "gif" file to be used as the loading graphic.
  • Smooth Scroll – Choose this option to apply a smooth scrolling effect on your site pages (except on Mac and touch devices).
  • Elements Animation on Mobile/Touch Devices – For optimal viewing experience of your site on mobile and touch devices, element animation on them is disabled by default (this applies to buttons, icons, images, etc.). Enabling this option might interfere with elements displaying properly, so we recommend you keep this option disabled.
  • Element Appearance (px) – For animated elements, set distance (related to browser bottom) to start the animation.
  • Disable Format Detection in Safari on iOS - Set this option to "Yes" if you would like to disable automatic format detection of possible phone numbers in a web page in Safari on iOS.
  • Show “Back To Top” Button – Set this option to “Yes” if you would like a “Back to Top” button to appear on your page when the user scrolls down. When clicked, the “Back to Top” button will lead the user back to the top of the page.
  • Responsiveness – By default, this option is set to "On" in order to enable your site layout to adapt to the viewing environment. We recommend you keep this option enabled in order to give viewers optimal user experience across all devices.
  • Favicon Image – Upload your favicon image.
We recommend you upload a 16x16 pixel "ico" file format.
  • List of Internal URLs Loaded Without AJAX (Separated With Comma) – If you've enabled Ajax transitions but want certain pages on your site to load without it, you can disable it for those pages by entering their full URLs here (for example: "http://www.mydomain.com/blog/"). This is important if you're using plugins where Ajax needs to be disabled for them to work properly.
Custom Code
  • Custom CSS – You can input any custom CSS into this field and it will take effect on your site.
  • Custom JS – You can input any custom Javascript into this field and it will take effect on your site. The entered code will be executed on domready. If using jQuery, please note that the jQuery selector is "$j" because of the conflict mode.
SEO
  • Disable SEO – If you're using your own SEO plugins, you can turn off Mikado SEO here. We recommend for beginners to keep Mikado SEO active.
  • Meta Keywords – Enter relevant keywords for your site, separated by commas. For example, "Pizza, food, restaurant, Rome."
  • Meta Description – Enter a short description of your site. For example, "Ned’s Pizza Place – the best pizza in Rome."
Maintenance Mode
  • Maintenance Mode – Set this option to “Yes” if you would like to enable maintenance mode for your site.
    • Maintenance Page – Choose the maintenance page to display when users visit your site. You can choose any page that you have set to the “Landing Page” template.

Fonts

This section allows you to set up font properties for different elements on your site, which is essential for achieving a consistent look and feel.

General Settings
Headings
Text
Header & Menu
Page Title Style 
  • Title – Here you can set styles for page title text:
    • Text Color – Set the text color for the title.
    • Font Size (px) – Set the font size for the title.
    • Line Height (px) – Set a line height for the title.
    • Text Transform – Set a text transform style.
    • Font Family – Set the font family for the title.
    • Font Style – Set the font style for the title.
    • Font Weight – Set a font weight for the title.
    • Letter Spacing – Set letter spacing.
  • Medium Type – Here you can set styles for the medium predefiend size page title text:
    • Text Color – Set the text color for the title.
    • Font Size (px) – Set the font size for the title.
    • Line Height (px) – Set a line height for the title.
    • Text Transform – Set a text transform style.
    • Font Family – Set the font family for the title.
    • Font Style – Set the font style for the title.
    • Font Weight – Set a font weight for the title.
    • Letter Spacing – Set letter spacing.
  • Large Type – Here you can set styles for the large predefined size page title text:
    • Text Color – Set the text color for the title.
    • Font Size (px) – Set the font size for the title.
    • Line Height (px) – Set a line height for the title.
    • Text Transform – Set a text transform style.
    • Font Family – Set the font family for the title.
    • Font Style – Set the font style for the title.
    • Font Weight – Set a font weight for the title.
    • Letter Spacing – Set letter spacing.
  • Subtitle – Here you can set styles for page subtitle text:
    • Text Color – Set the text color for the subtitle.
    • Font Size (px) – Set the font size for the subtitle.
    • Line Height (px) – Set a line height for the subtitle.
    • Text Transform – Set a text transform style.
    • Font Family – Set the font family for the subtitle.
    • Font Style – Set the font style for the subtitle.
    • Font Weight – Set a font weight for the subtitle.
    • Letter Spacing – Set letter spacing.
  • Breadcrumbs – Set the styles for page breadcrumbs:
    • Text Color – Set the text color for breadcrumbs.
    • Font Size (px) – Set the font size for breadcrumbs.
    • Line Height (px) – Set a line height for breadcrumbs.
    • Text Transform – Set a text transform style.
    • Font Family – Set the font family for breadcrumbs.
    • Font Style – Set the font style for breadcrumbs.
    • Font Weight – Set a font weight for breadcrumbs.
    • Letter Spacing – Set letter spacing.
    • Hover/Active Color – Set the hover/active color for breadcrumbs.

Header

This section allows you to set up the header area. The first choice to make is whether you'd like to have a top menu or left menu navigation. You can then optionally enable a side area, search bar, header top area, and/or fullscreen menu. Each of these can be further customized with text styles, colors, and content alignment.

Also, each hierarchy level in menus can separately be customized. For example, if a menu contains About > Our Team > John Doe, then About is considered a 1st level, Our Team a 2nd level, and John Doe a 3rd level menu item.

Header Type

Options for "Top" Header Type

Note: To manage logos, see Mikado Settings > General > Branding.

Top Menu

Wide Menu

Header Top

Widget Elements

Define styles for Search Widget when set in the header top widget area.

Mobile Header

Header Button Icons
Additional features
Search

Initial Search Icon in Header
Mikado Search Bar
Side Area

Fullscreen Menu
Language Selector

Options for "Side" Header Type

Side Menu Area

First Level Menu
Second Level Menu
Menu Text and Icons
Mobile Header
Header Button Icons
Language Selector

Title

This section allows you to set up the title area. You can animate it, define colors or images, add breadcrumbs, and more. 

Title Animations

In this section you can define animations for your page title area and all the separate elements of the title area.

Content

General
Content Bottom Area

This section allows you to set up the content bottom area, which appears right above the footer. In order to fill it with content, choose a custom widget area to display. For example, you might want a Call to Action widget to appear here. For more information on this, see "Widgets."

This section allows you to set up the footer area. There are two footer sections that can either be hidden or shown: the Footer Top and Footer Bottom. Both can be split into columns and are appropriate for placing widgets, such as menus, images, and social icons. You can add these by navigating to Appearance > Widgets.

Elements

This section allows you to set up properties for different elements (shortcodes). Note that these settings can be overridden locally in shortcode options when adding elements to your page.

Accordions and Toggles
Accordion and Toggle Title
Accordion and Toggle Boxed Title
Accordion and Toggle Mark
Accordion and Toggle Boxed Style
'Back to Top' Link Button
Buttons

Define styles for buttons. You can set separate styles for the following types of button: "Default," "White,"  "Small," "Large," and "Extra Large."

Blockquotes
Content Menu
Call to Action
Counters
Countdown
Expandable Section
Full Screen Sections
Highlight
Horizontal Progress Bars
Vertical Progress Bars
Icons
Icon With Text
Input fields
Interactive Banners
Lists
Masonry Gallery

This section allows you to define masonry gallery item styles for every item size (Square Big, Square Small, Rectangle Portrait, and Rectangle Landscape). For each of these sizes, you can edit the following:

Message Boxes
Pagination
Parallax
Pie Charts
Pricing Table
Pricing List Items
Service Table
Separators
Separators With Text
Single Image
Slider Navigation Interface
Mikado Slider
Define styles for navigation buttons on Mikado Sliders.
Carousel Sliders
Define styles for navigation buttons on carousel sliders (Blog Slider, Portfolio Slider, Image Slider & Carousel).
Flex Sliders 
Define styles for navigation buttons on Flex Sliders.
Icon Slider

Define styles for the icon slider navigation.

Numbered Navigation

Define styles for numbered naviagtion control buttons.

Bullet Navigation 
Define styles for bullet navigation control buttons on the Flex Slider gallery and Blog Sliders.
Vertical Sliders (Full Screen Section Template) 

Define styles for navigation buttons on vertical sliders (as seen on the Full Screen Section page template).

Social Share List
Tabs
Tags
Team

 

Main Info Below Image - Type
Testimonials
Widgets
Widget Style

This section contains settings for widget background color, border color, padding, and shadow.

Widget Title

This section contains settings for widget titles.

Widget Text

This section contains settings for widget text.

Widget Link

This section contains settings for widget links.

Widget Elements

This section contains settings for the search bar widget. 

Widget - Mikado Blog

This section contains settings for the Mikado Blog widget.

Widget - Latest Post Slider
Navigation Buttons Style

Blog

This section allows you to set up blog pages.

Blog List pages are those that display multiple blog items using one of the predefined blog layout templates. Each of these templates can separately be customized.

Blog Single pages are those that display a single blog post.

Blog Lists
Blog Single
Post Info Data Fields
Advanced Options

You can use this panel to show or hide the separate options panels for each of the various blog templates.

Blog List Template Options: Standard
Post Info Data Fields
Post Design Style
Post Text Style
Blog List Template Options : Masonry & Masonry Full Width
Post Info Data Fields
Post Design Style
Post Text Style
Meta Info Featured on Side
Blog List Shortcode
Blog List - Boxes
Blog List - Minimal
Blog List - Image in Left Box
Blog Carousel
Default and Post Info Visible
Post Info in Bottom
Blog Slider
Box Style
Blog Slider Spacing
Post Text Style

Portfolio

This section allows you to set up your portfolio. The "Portfolio List" section applies to pages that contain the Portfolio List shortcode. The "Portfolio Single" section applies to single project pages.

Portfolio List
Title Text Styles
Category Text Styles
Category Filter
Icons
Pinterest
Masonry
Portfolio Single
Navigation

Sliders

Here you can set the options for the Mikado Slider.

Navigation Bullets Style
Custom Cursor Navigation Style

Here you can upload custom cursors for the slider and set the size of the clickable area for left and right slider navigation.

Vertical Split Slider

Social

This section allows you to manage social sharing on your site. You can select which social networks to enable, what elements of your site can be shared, and upload social share icons.

Social Sidebar
Enable Social Share
Social Networks

Here you can set which social networks you would like sharing to be available on. If you would like to, you can also set a custom icon for each social network.

Twitter

404 Error Page

Here you can set up the "404" page viewers see when an error occurs.

Visual Composer

This section allows you to control Visual Composer settings.

Contact Form 7

Here you can create up to 3 different custom styles that can later be applied to forms you create via the Contact Form 7 shortcode.

When referring to form elements, we are referring to text input fields, text areas, and select lists. When viewers click on a particular element, that element is in "focus;" you can stylize it differently from the rest to make it stand out. 

WooCommerce

This section allows you to set up your shop pages.

General
Text Input fields

The settings you define here will affect input fields on all shop pages.

Buttons

The settings you define here will affect buttons on all shop pages.

Message

Here you can define message box styles for all shop pages. 

Product List
"Add to Cart Button" 

Define styles for the "Add to Cart" button. This setting overrides the Buttons settings under General.

Product Sorting Select Box

Define styles for the product sorting box.

Product Single
Product Text Style
"Add to Cart" Button

Define styles for the "Add to Cart" button.

Quantity Buttons 
Define styles for buttons where users select how many products to add to their cart.
Quantity Input Field 
Define styles for input field where users can enter how many products to add to their cart.
Header and Sidebar Widget 
  • Product Title – Define styles for product titles in widgets set in the header and sidebar. This setting applies to the WooCommerce Products, WooCommerce Recently Viewed, and WooCommerce Top Rated Products widgets.
  • Product Price – Define styles for product prices in widgets set in the header and sidebar. This setting applies to the WooCommerce Products, WooCommerce Recently Viewed, and WooCommerce Top Rated Products widgets.
  • Icon Spacing - Define paddings and margins for the WooCommerce widget icon.
Cart Menu Item Style
  • Count Number Style - Define styles for the count number (number of icons in cart) for the cart widget in the header.
  • Cart Style for Sticky Menu - Define styles for the cart when in sticky menu.
Dropdown Item Style
  • Dropdown Position - Choose a position for the cart dropdown.
  • Dropdown Styles - Define styles for the for the dropdown box.
  • Product NameStyle - Define styles for the product name.
  • Product Total Style - Define styles for the product total number.
  • Dropdown Cart Buttons - Define styles for buttons in the dropdown cart.
  • Remove Button Style - Define styles for the remove button (button that removes items from the cart).
Footer Widget
  • Product Title - Define styles for the product title for widgets set in the footer. This option applies to Products, Recently Viewed Products and Top Rated Products widgets.
  • Product Price - Define styles for the product price for widgets set in the footer. This option applies to Products, Recently Viewed Products and Top Rated Products widgets.

Reset

  You can use this option to reset all the Mikado Settings to their default settings.

Import

You can use this options panel to import demo content. For more information about importing demo content please refer to the Getting Started section of this user guide.

When creating a new page, one of the first things you will probably want to do is to choose an appropriate template for your page. To this this, visit your page from the backend (or create a new page by going to Pages > Add new), and locate the "Page Attributes" section on the right side of the screen. Burst comes with a variety of page templates to choose from:

*All of the blog templates listed above are used for displaying blog posts in various manners.

Now that you have chosen a template, let’s go over the custom fields available for pages.

Please note that any settings you save here will override the global settings you've set in Mikado Settings. It is generally considered good practice to set up the look of your pages on a global level, and then override settings on a local level, if necessary. This will save you a lot of time, unlike if you were to set up every page locally.
Mikado General
Mikado Header
Mikado Side Menu Area
Mikado Title
Mikado Title Animations

In this section you can define animations for your page title area and all the separate elements of the title area.

Mikado Content Bottom
Mikado Blog

This section applies when you're using one of the blog templates.

Mikado Sidebar
Mikado Footer
Mikado Full Screen Template
Mikado SEO

In order to improve your page ranking on search engines,  you can fill out the following custom SEO fields:

Full Screen Sections

Since this page template is quite specific, we will go over its features separately:

To create a new portfolio item: 

  1. Go to Portfolio > Add new from the admin panel.
  2. Enter a title for your portfolio item in the text field near the top of the page.
  3. On the right side of the screen you will see a section named Portfolio Categories. Here you can select the categories that you would like to add this post to. If you would like to create a new category, click on the “+ Add New Category” link. A text field will appear in which you can enter a category name, and then click “Add New Category”.
  4. Once you have checked the categories you would like to add your post to, click the “Publish” button.

Beneath the "Portfolio Categories" section are the "Portfolio Tags", "Attributes", and "Featured Image" sections. In the "Portfolio Tags" section, you can enter tags for this portfolio item. In the "Attributes" section, you can set the order in which you would like this portfolio item to appear in portfolio lists. In the "Featured Image" section, you can set an image to be displayed for this item on portfolio lists.

Now that you have set up your first portfolio item, let’s go over the available custom fields for portfolio items.

Note that most of them are the same custom fields you'll find when creating standard pages.
Mikado Portfolio Images (multiple upload) 

This section allows you to upload multiple images at once:

  1. Click the Upload button.
  2.  Fill your gallery with images. You can do this by simply dragging and dropping them into the window. Alternatively, click on "Add to Gallery" on the left, and select files from your media library to add.  
  3. Once added to the gallery, you can write captions for the images and reorder them by clicking and dragging.
  4. Click the "Update gallery" button. 
Mikado Portfolio Images/Videos (single upload)

This section is meant for uploading single files. The advantage of using this method is that you can upload videos, whereas in multiple upload, only images can be used. Note that you can combine both upload methods.

Mikado Additional Portfolio Sidebar Items

If you wish to add another item to your portfolio sidebar, you can do so here.

Mikado General

Gallery

Big Slider

Big Images

Small Images

Small Slider

Mikado Side Menu Area
Mikado Footer
Mikado Header
Mikado Title
Mikado Title Animations

In this section you can define animations for your page title area and all the separate elements of the title area.

Mikado Content Bottom
Mikado Sidebar
Mikado SEO
The Mikado Slider provides a powerful way to create sliders. It’s easy to create, edit and delete sliders using our custom interface.

Creating a Slider

In order to begin creating a new slider, go to Mikado Slider > Add new slide from the admin panel, and enter a title for your slide in the text field near the top.

You can edit your slide by using the following fields:

Mikado Slide Background Type 
Mikado Slide Background Image
Please note that the image will be fitted across full width of the screen. We therefore recommend that your image is in full HD resolution of 1920x1080 pixels.

It is possible to display an image that doesn’t span the full height of the screen. In this case, you will have to set a custom height for your slider. Setting a custom height for your slider will be explained later in the Using your slider section.

Mikado Slide Background Video
Mikado Slide General
Mikado Slide Text Content
Mikado Slide Graphics
General Styling

For more information on the header skin setting, please refer to the Mikado Settings > Header section of this user guide.

Note that you must enable the dark/light effect for the slider in Mikado Slider > Sliders > Effect on header (dark/light style) in order for this to take effect. We'll explain this in more detail later on, in Finishing Touches.
Mikado Slide Behaviours 
Slide Image Animation
Slide Content Entry Animations
Slide Content Animations Controlled by Scrolling
This section allows you to set up animations for slide content. Leaving the fields empty will result in the default fade-out animation.
Please note that you must fill out both start and end point animation fields in order for the animation to work.
Mikado Slide Title Style 
Mikado Slide Subtitle Style 
Mikado Slide Text Style 
Mikado Slide Buttons Style 

You can set styles for the two buttons on the slide in this section:

Mikado Slide Content Positioning

You can use this section to position the content within your slide:

Using Your Slider

In order to display your slider on a page, you need to first go to Mikado Slider > Sliders and copy the shortcode string generated for your slide. Then you need to navigate to the page you would like the slider to display on and paste its shortcode into the "Layer Slider or Mikado Slider Shortcode" field on this page.

The shortcode of your slider should look something like this:

1. [no_slider slider='home-slider' auto_start='true' animation_type='slide' slide_animation='6000' height='' responsive_height='yes' responsive_breakpoints='set1' background_color='' anchor='' show_navigation_arrows='yes' show_navigation_circles='yes' navigation_position='default' content_next_to_arrows='']

You can modify some attributes of the shortcode in order to achieve different effects:

Finishing Touches

You can further edit your slider by going to Mikado Slider > Sliders from the admin panel and selecting your slider from the list. In the slider options, you will find the following settings:

Breakpoint Coefficients and Breakpoint Sets

The Mikado Slider provides two sets of breakpoints which you can choose from. You can view these breakpoint sets by going to Mikado Slider > Sliders where all the breakpoints and default coefficients are listed, and you can choose which set you would like to use by changing the value of the “responsive_breakpoints” attribute in the slider shortcode (this attribute takes the values “set1”, or “set2”).
 
After you have chosen which set of breakpoints you would like to use, you can then set breakpoint coefficients for each element in the slider which contains some text (Title, Subtitle, Text, and Button). These breakpoint coefficients control the responsiveness of the text in your slider. The breakpoint coefficient can be any number between 0 and 1 (1 meaning that the text stays in its originally set size).
 
The size of the text is calculated by taking the original text size you set, and multiplying it with the coefficient. The result will be rounded to the nearest whole number and this will become your new text size.
 
For example, if you set your slider text size to 12px and are using the first set of breakpoints (set1) and the default coefficient values, then your text will stay at 12px inside the first two breakpoints (which have a default coefficient of 1, so 12 x 1 = 12). At the third breakpoint (between 1200px and 900px, according to set1), your text will shrink to 10px since the default coefficient is 0.8 (12 x 0.8 = 9.6, which is rounded to 10), at the fourth breakpoint (between 900px and 650px, according to set1), your text will shrink to 8px since the default coefficient is 0.7 (12 x 0.7 = 8.4, which is rounded to 8), etc.

Testimonials are a great way to show potential clients what others are saying about your business.

To create a testimonial, go to Testimonials > Add New from the admin panel, and enter a title for your testimonial in the text field near the top of the screen.

Mikado Testimonials

Fill in the following fields to complete your testimonial:

You can now assign your testimonial to a category. On the right side of the screen you will see a section named "Testimonial Categories". Here you can select the category that you wish to add this testimonial to. If you would like to add a new category, click on the “+ Add New Testimonials Category” link and a text field will appear in which you can enter a name for your new category. Then click on “Add New Testimonials Category”. 
 
After you have selected the categories you want to add this testimonial to, click the “Publish” button.
 
Finally, in order to display your testimonials on a page, go to that page from the backend and click the “Add Elements” button, and from the elements menu select "Testimonials".

 
You can now edit how your testimonials display on the page by filling out the following fields:
  • Type - Choose a type for your testimonials.
  • Category – If you would like to display a specific category of testimonials, enter the category slug in this field (ex. art. You can find the category slug by navigating to Testimonials > Testimonials Categories from the admin panel and clicking on your category of choice). Alternatively, you can leave this field empty to show testimonials from all categories.
  • Number – Choose the number of testimonials to display on the page.
  • Icon Pack - Choose an icon pack.
  • Icon - Choose an Icon.
  • Icon Font Size - Choose an icon font size.
  • Icon Color - Choose an icon color.
  • Show Title – Select whether you would like to display the testimonials title.
    • Title Color – Set the color for the testimonials title.
  • Background Color - Set a background color for your testimonials.
  • Show Title Separator – Select whether you would like to display a title separator.
    • Separator Color – Set the color for the separator.
    • Separator Width – Set the width for the separator.
    • Separator Height – Set the height for the separator.
  • Text Align - Set an alignment for the text.
  • Text Color – Choose a color for the testimonial text.
  • Text Font Family - set a font family for the testimonial text.
  • Text Font Size – Choose a font size (in pixels) for the testimonial text.
  • Text Line Height - Set a line height for the text. 
  • Text Font Style - Set a font style for the text.
  • Text Letter Spacing - Set a letter spacing for the text.
  • Text Top Padding - Define a top padding for the text.
  • Text Bottom Padding - Define a bottom padding for the text.
  • Show Author – Select whether you would like to display the testimonial author’s name.
    • Author Position – Set the position for the testimonial author’s name.
    • Author Text Font Family - Set a font family for the author's name.
    • Author Text Color – Set the text color for the testimonial author’s name.
    • Author Font Size - Set a font size for the author's name.
    • Author Letter Spacing - Set letter spacing for the author's name.
    • Author Font Weight - Set a font weight for the author's name.
    • Author Font Style - Set a font style for the author's name.
  • Show Author Job Position - Choose whether to display the author's job position.
    • Job Position Placement - Choose the placement for the author's job position.
    • Job Color - Set the color for the author's job position.
    • Job Font Size  - Set the font size for the author's job position text.
    • Job Font Style - Set a font style for the author's job position text. You can choose between "normal" and "italic".
  • Show Image – Select whether you would like to display an image alongside the testimonial.
    • Image Position Related to Testimonial Content – Set the position for your image in relation to the testimonial content.
    • Image Position Related to Testimonial Slide – Set the image position in relation to the testimonial slide. The image size when the image position is over the edge of testimonial slide is fixed (113 x 113px). The image size when the image position is inside the testimonial slide is original.
    • Show Image Border – Select whether you would like to display the image border.
      • Image Border Color – Set the color for the image border.
      • Image Border Width – Set the width for the image border.
    • Image Holder Width - Enter a width (in percentages) for the image holder.
  • Choose Navigation Type - When using the Horizontally Aligned or Carousel testimonial type, you can choose whether you would like your navigation to be arrows or buttons.
    • Enable outer border around active button - If you chose the navigation to be buttons, you can alos enable a border around the currently active button.
  • Show Navigation Arrows – Choose whether you would like to display navigation arrows.
    • Testimonial Width - Choose a predefined width for your testimonials.
  • Show Navigation – Choose whether you would like to display the navigation bullets.
  • Auto Rotate Slides – Choose a delay in seconds between each slide animation, or disable auto rotation of slides.
  • Animation Speed – Set the speed of the slide animation (in milliseconds).

 

Widgets are easy to manage and can be incredibly useful to have on your site.

For Burst, we have developed custom widgets and widget areas in order to give you even more functionality. You also have the option of creating multiple custom sidebars.

Widgets

Please note that you need to have Woocommerce installed in order for this widget to take effect.

Widget Areas

Please note that you need to have the appropriate column layout enabled in Mikado Settings in order for these widgets to appear.

To create a menu, go to Appearance > Menus from the admin panel.

In the upper left corner of your screen you will see two tabs: "Edit Menus" and "Manage Locations".

In the Manage Locations tab you can assign menus to two different locations: "top navigation" and "fullscreen navigation". If you are using the "Sticky Divided" header type, you’ll see two other locations: "left top navigation" and "right top navigation" (these locations only apply to the "Sticky Divided" header type).

Note that you must assign your menu to a location in order for it to be visible.
 
You can also assign the current menu to a location in the "Edit Menus" tab, by scrolling down to the "Menu Settings" section.

You can edit your menus in the "Edit Menus" tab. When editing menus, you can click on the small triangle icon on each menu item to open a list of editable settings:

Wide Menu

Anchors (One Page Site Functionality)

You can link menu items to sections on your page using anchors. This way, when clicked, the menu item will scroll the page down to the section you linked it to.

In order to create an anchor link, you need to follow these steps:

  1. You need to set anchor IDs for your rows when editing your page. You can achieve this by editing the properties of the row element in Visual Composer. In the “Anchor ID” field of the row item’s options type in the name of your anchor. You can use any text without empty spaces.

  2. You can repeat step 1 for as many rows on as many pages as needed.
  3. When you go to edit your menu in Appearance > Menus, find the page (or pages) containing your rows with anchors and drag as many instances of them into your menu as needed.
  4. Edit each of the newly added menu items, and for each one type in its corresponding anchor ID in the “Anchor” field.

Row

The row element is a container element to which you can add other elements (shortcodes) and sort them on your page. The row element can be set to be "Full Width" or "In Grid". Using the "CSS Animation" option, you can set an entering animation for this element, and with the "Transition Delay" option you can set a delay time for the chosen animation. The "Anchor ID" option is used to set up anchor functionality, and you can use it to add an ID to the row, which can later be referenced in the main menu Anchor ID field.

Separator

Separator with Text

Single Image

Tabs

In the tab settings for each tab, you can set the Title, Icon Pack and Icon (the latter two are applicable only to certain tab styles).

Accordion

In the section settings for each section, you can set the Title of the section, Title Colors, Mark Colors, Background Color, Content Colors, and Title Tag.

Empty Space

This shortcode is useful for adding space with a pattern to your page.

Portfolio List

Portfolio lists enable you to present your portfolios on a page.

Portfolio Slider

The Portfolio Slider enables you to organize your portfolio items as an interactive slideshow which viewers can navigate through.

Counter

Counters are great for communicating information in the form of numbers.

Cover Boxes

Cover Boxes allow you to give a preview of your content in an interactive way, inviting viewers to follow the links and read more.

Google Map

Additional Informations

Icon List Item

Icon List Items allow you to make lists using icons, rather than numbers or bullets.

Call to Action

Call to Action elements allow you to display bold messages on your page, inviting viewers to follow a link.

Blockquote

The blockquote element provides a great way to make a section of text stand out on your page.

Button

Buttons are a widely used element on the web and can be used for a variety of purposes.

Image with Text

This shortcode allows you to quickly add an image with text to your page.

Message

Messages allow you to display hints, warnings, or any other messages that you wish to communicate to your users.

Pie Chart

Pie Charts are great for communicating information in a visual and easy to understand manner.

  • Size (px) – Set a custom size for the pie chart.
  • Type of Central Text – Choose whether you would like to display a title or percentage inside your pie chart.
  • Percentage – Set the percentage you would like displayed in your pie chart.
    • Show Percentage Mark – Choose whether you would like to display or hide the percentage mark (%).
    • Percentage Color – Set the color for your percentage number.
    • Percentage Font – Input the font type you would like to use for your percentage number.
    • Percentage Font Size – Set the font size for your percentage number.
    • Percentage Font Weight – Set a font weight for your percentage number.
  • Bar Active Color – Set a color for the active part of the pie chart.
  • Bar Inactive Color – Set a color for the inactive part of your pie chart.
  • Pie Chart Line Width (px) – Set a width for the pie chart line (in pixels).
  • Chart Alignment – Set an alignment for your pie chart on the page.
  • Margin below chart (px) – Set a bottom margin amount for the pie chart.
  • Title – Set a title for your pie chart.
  • Title Color – Set a color for your title.
  • Title Tag – You can choose a heading style to apply to the title.
  • Text – Set your pie chart text.
  • Text Color – Set a color for your text.
  • Separator – Choose whether you would like a separator to appear between the pie chart and the text
    • Separator Color – Set a color for the separator.
    • Separator Border Style – Choose a border style for the separator.
    • Separator Width - Set a width for the separator.
    • Separator Thickness - Set a separator thickness.
    • Separator Margin Top - Set a top margin for the separator.
    • Separator Margin Bottom - Set a bottom margin for the separator.
  • Show Outer Border - Set this option to "Yes" if you would like to show an outer border around the pie chart. 

Pie Chart With Icon

The pie chart with icon element is great for communicating information in a visual and easy to understand manner.

  • Size (px) – Set a custom size for the pie chart.
  • Percentage – Set the percentage you would like displayed in your pie chart.
  • Bar Active Color – Set a color for the active part of the pie chart.
  • Bar Inactive Color – Set a color for the inactive part of your pie chart.
  • Pie Chart Line Width (px) – Set a width for the pie chart line (in pixels).
  • Margin Below Chart - Set a margin below the pie chart.
  • Title – Set a title for your pie chart.
  • Title Color – Set a color for your title.
  • Title Tag – You can choose a heading style to apply to the title.
  • Icon Pack – Choose an icon pack.
    • Icon – Set an icon for your pie chart with icon.
    • Icon Color – Set an icon color.
    • Custom Icon Size - Enter a custom icon size.
    • Icon Size – Choose an icon size.
  • Text – Input some text for your pie chart with icon.
    • Text Color – Choose a color for your text.
  • Separator – Choose whether you would like a separator to appear between the pie chart and the text.
    • Separator Color – Set a color for the separator.
    • Separator Border Style – Choose a border style for the separator.
    • Separator Width - Set a width for the separator.
    • Separator Thickness - Set a separator thickness.
    • Separator Margin Top - Set a top margin for the separator.
    • Separator Margin Bottom - Set a bottom margin for the separator.
  • Show Outer Border - Set this option to "Yes" if you would like to show an outer border around the pie chart. 

Pie Chart 2 (Pie)

They are great for communicating information in a visual and easy to understand manner.

  • Width – Enter a width for the pie chart (in pixels).
  • Height – Enter a height for the pie chart (in pixels).
  • Legend Text Color – Choose a color for legend text.
  • Content – In this section, you can edit parts of the pie chart – percentages, colors, legend labels – as well as add or remove data.

Pie Chart 3 (Doughnut)

They are great for communicating information in a visual and easy to understand manner.

  • Width – Enter a width for the pie chart (in pixels).
  • Height – Enter a height for the pie chart (in pixels).
  • Legend Text Color – Choose a color for legend text.
  • Content – In this section, you can edit parts of the pie chart – percentages, colors, legend labels – as well as add or remove data.

Progress Bar – Horizontal

The Progress Bar element is great for communicating a large amount of information in a visual and easy to understand manner.

  • Title – Enter a title here.
  • Title Color – Choose a color for the title.
  • Title Tag – You can choose a heading style to apply to the title.
  • Title Custom Size (px) – Alternatively, enter a custom title size.
  • Title Padding Bottom (px) – Set a bottom padding for your title.
  • Percentage – Enter the percentage number.
    • Show Percentage Number – You can show or hide the percentage number.
    • Show Percentage Mark – You can show or hide the percentage mark.
    • Percentage Type – Choose between “static” and “floating” percentage type.
      • Floating Type – The percentage number can float either outside or inside the bar.
    • Percentage Bar Margin Bottom - Set a bottom margin for the percentage bar.
    • Percentage Bar Height - Set a height for the percentage bar.
    • Percentage Color – Set a color for the percentage.
    • Percentage Background Color – Set a background color for the percentage.
    • Percentage Border Radius - Set a border radius for the percentage.
    • Percentage Font Size – Set a font size for the percentage.
    • Percentage Font Weight – Set a font weight for the percentage.
  • Active Background Color – Choose a color for the active part of the bar.
  • Active Background Second Color - Set a second color if your would like to enable a gradient in the progress bar. Please note that this option will not take effect on IE9 and lower.
  • Active Border Color – Choose a border color for the active part of the bar.
  • Inactive Background Color – Choose a color for the inactive part of the bar.
  • Progress Bar Height – Enter a height for the progress bar (in pixels).
  • Progress Bar Border Radius – Enter a border radius number (in pixels) if you want your bar to have rounded corners.

Progress Bar – Vertical

The Progress Bar element is great for communicating a large amount of information in a visual and easy to understand manner.

  • Title – Enter title here.
  • Title Color – Choose a color for the title.
  • Title Tag – You can choose a heading style to apply to the title.
  • Title Size – Alternatively, enter title size here (in pixels).
  • Progress Bar Height (px) – Set a height for the progress bar. 
  • Bar Color – Choose a color for the active part of the bar.
  • Bar Border Color – Choose a color for the bar border.
  • Background Color – Choose a color for the inactive part of the bar.
  • Top Border Radius – Enter a border radius number (in pixels) if you want your bar to have rounded corners.
  • Percent – Enter the percentage number.
    • Show Percentage Number - You can show or hide the percentage number.
    • Show Percentage Mark – You can show or hide the percentage mark.
    • Percentage Text Size – Enter a text size (in pixels) for the percentage number.
    • Percentage Color – Choose a color for the percentage number.
  • Text – Enter accompanying text here.
    • Text Color – Set a color for your text.

Progress Bar – Icon

The Progress Bar element is great for communicating a large amount of information in a visual and easy to understand manner.

  • Number of Icons – Enter the number of icons you want to appear in the progress bar.
  • Number of Active Icons – Enter the number of icons to appear active.
  • Type – You can choose between Normal, Circle, or Square icon type.
  • Icon Pack – Choose the icon pack you would like to use.
  • Icon – Set your icon.
  • Size – Set the size for your icon.
  • Icon Color – Set the color for your icon.
  • Icon Active Color – Set the color for active icons.
  • Background Color – Choose a background color for inactive icons.
  • Background Active Color – Choose a background color for active icons.
  • Border Color – Choose a border color for inactive icons (only for Square and Circle types).
  • Border Active Color – Choose a border color for active icons (only for Square and Circle types).

Line Graph

If you wish to present your information in a more mathematical way, the Line Graph is a great choice.

  • Type – You can choose whether your line graph will have rounded or sharp edges.
  • Width – Enter a width for the line graph (in pixels).
  • Height – Enter a height for the line graph (in pixels).
  • Custom Color – Choose a color for the x and y axis values.
  • Scale Steps – Enter the number of steps which will appear on the y axis.
  • Scale Step Width – You can enter the difference between two y axis steps here.
  • Labels – Enter labels, separated by commas, for the x axis values here.
  • Content – In this section, you can edit parts of the line graph—colors, legend labels, and data points.

Mikado Pricing Tables

Pricing Tables are a great way to present your business' pricing packages.

  • Columns - Choose the number of pricing tables you want to display in a row.

Once you've added the Pricing Table holder, you can add pricing table elements inside it, and edit the following fields:

  • Type – Choose between "Price on top" and "Title on top" pricing table styles. 
  • Title – Set a title for your pricing table.
  • Title Color – Set a color for the title.
  • Title Background Color – Set a background color for the title.
  • Title Background Image - Set a background image for the title.
  • Title Font Family - Set a font family for the Title..
  • Title Small Separator – Choose whether you would like to display a small separator in your pricing table.
    • Title Separator Color – Set a color for your separator.
  • Border Around – You can set a border to appear around the pricing table.
    • Border Around Color – Choose a color for the border. 
  • Border Top - Choose whether you would like a border at the top of your pricing table.
    • Border Top Color - Set a color for the border.
  • Price - Enter the price.
  • Price Color - Set a color for the price.
  • Price Background Image - Set a background image for the price.
  • Price Background Color – Set a background color for the price.
  • Price Font Weight – You can set the boldness of the price font.
  • Currency – Enter a currency symbol.
  • Price Period – Set a billing frequency (monthly, yearly, etc.).
  • Show Button  - Set this option to "Yes" to display a button.
    • Button Type - Chose the type of button.
    • Button Text – Enter button text here.
      • Button Font Size - Set a font size for the button text.
      • Button Size - Choose a size for the button (full width or normal).
      • Button Link – Set a link for your button.
        • Button Target – You can choose where the link will open.
      • Button Font Family - Set a font family for the button.
      • Button Color – Set a color for your button text.
      • Button Hover Color - Set a hover color for the button text.
      • Button Background Color – Set a background color for your button.
      • Button Background Image - Set a background image for the button.
  • Active – If you want to emphasize this pricing table, turn this option on.
    • Active Style - Choose a style for the active pricing table.
    • Active Text – Input some text for the active pricing table.
    • Active Text Color – Choose a color for the active label ("Best Choice") text.
    • Active Text Background Color – Choose a color for the active text background.
  • Content Style - Choose whether you would like the content to be in grid or full width.
  • Content Text Color – Set a color for your content text.
  • Content Background Color – Set a background color for your content.
  • Set Different Background Color for Odd and Even Content Sections? - Set this option to "Yes" if you would like to enable the option to set different background colors for odd and even sections of the Pricing Table.
    • Even Sections Background Color - Set a background color for even sections in the Pricing Table.
    • Odd Sections Background Color - Set a background color for odd sections in the Pricing Table.
  • Pricing Table Background Image – Set a background image for the pricing table.
  • Content – List your pricing plan features here. You can optionally stylize them using the built-in text editor.

Custom Font

If you need to use text styling that's not in one of the predefined heading or paragraph styles, you can do this by using the Custom Font shortcode.

  • Font Family – Enter a font family name from the large Google font collection (previously selected in Mikado Settings > Fonts > Additional Google Fonts) or some of the system fonts (Arial, Verdana, Times New Roman).
  • Font Size (px) – Enter font size here (in pixels).
  • Line Height – Enter the line height.
  • Font Style – Choose between normal and italic font styles.
  • Text Align – Set the alignment for your text.
  • Font Weight – Set a font weight for your text.
  • Color – Set a color for your text.
  • Text Decoration – You can choose the Underline, Overline, or Line Through text decoration style.
  • Text Transform - Set a text transform style for your custom font.
  • Text Shadow – You can enable a text drop shadow.
  • Letter Spacing – Set letter spacing for your text.
  • Background Color – Choose a background color for your text.
  • Padding (px) – You can enter padding for the text in a top, right, bottom, left format (ex.: "10px 20px 10px 20px").
  • Margin (px) – You can enter the margin for the text in a top, right, bottom, left format (ex.: "10px 20px 10px 20px").
  • Show in Border Box – Choose to display the text in a border box.
    • Border Color – Set a color for your border.
    • Border Thickness(px) – Set the thickness for your border.
    • Text Background Color – Set a background color for your text in border box.
    • Text Padding (px) – Set a padding for your text in border box. You can enter padding for the text in a top, right, bottom, left format (ex.: "10px 20px 10px 20px").
  • Type Out Strings - Set this option to "Yes" if you would like your strings to be typed out one at a time. You can add up to three separate strings to be typed out.
    • First String - Input your first string.
    • Second String - Input your second string.
    • Third String - Input your third string.
    • Type Speed - Enter a typing speed in milliseconds (the default type speed is 60ms).
    • Back Delay - Set a delay between the typing out and erasing of a string in milliseconds (the default back delay is 900).
    • Loop? - Set this option to "Yes" if you would like to loop the typing animation.
  • Content – Enter your content here.

List – Ordered

Lists are a great way to organize information and present it to potential customers.

List – Unordered

Lists are a great way to organize information and present it to potential customers.

Icon

Icons are great for communicating all sorts of information.

Icon With Text

This shortcode allows you to easily add icons with text to your page.

Blog List

This shortcode allows you to display your blog posts on a page.

Interactive Banners

The Interactive Banners element allows you to display interactive images.

Image With Text and Icon

Display an image with text and an icon over it.

Team

This shortcode allows you to easily present your team.

Service Table

They're a great way to present the services your business offers.

Text Slider Holder

The text slider allows you to create a slider containing various text block.

After you have set up the text slider holder, you can add a text slider item into it, an then in the text slider item insert a text element. Each text slider item you add will act like a slide in the text slider.

Countdown

The countdown element provides a great way to display a countdown timer on your page.

  • Year – Set the year you would like to countdown to.
  • Month – Set the month you would like to countdown to.
  • Day – Set the day you would like to countdown to.
  • Hour – Set the hour you would like to countdown to.
  • Minute – Set the minute you would like to countdown to.
  • Month Label – Set a label to be displayed beneath the month.
  • Day Label – Set a label to be displayed beneath the day.
  • Hour Label – Set a label to be displayed beneath the hour.
  • Minute Label – Set a label to be displayed beneath the minute.
  • Second Label – Set a label to be displayed beneath the second.
  • Month Singular Label - Set a label for the month when singular.
  • Day Singular Label - Set a label for the day when singular.
  • Hour Singular Label - Set a label for the hour when singular.
  • Minute Singular Label - Set a label for the minute when singular.
  • Second Singular Label - Set a label for the second when singular.
  • Color – Set the color for digits, labels and separators.
  • Digit Font Size(px) – Set a font size for your digits.
  • Label Font Size (px) – Set a font size for your labels.
  • Font Weight – Set a font weight for digits and labels.
  • Show Separator – Select whether you would like to display a separator.

Separator With Icon

Display a separator with an icon on your page.

  • Separator Line Style – Choose a line style for your separator.
  • Line Color – Set a color for the separator.
  • Line Width (px) – Set a width for your separator.
  • Line Thickness (px) – Set a thickness for your separator (in pixels).
  • Top Margin (px) – Set a top margin for your separator.
  • Bottom Margin (px) – Set a bottom margin for your separator.
  • Type – You can use a default icon or upload your custom icon.
  • Custom Icon – If using a custom icon, upload it here.
  • Icon Pack – Choose an icon pack to use.
  • Icon – Set the icon you would like displayed.
  • Icon Custom Size (px) – Set a custom size for the icon.
  • Icon Type – You can choose between "normal", "circle", and "square" icon types.
  • Icon Position – Choose a position for the icon.
  • Icon Margins – Set a value to be applied to left and right icon margins.
  • Icon Border Radius – Set a border radius for the "circle" and "square" icon types.
  • Shape Size (px) – Set a shape size for the "circle" and "square" icon types.
  • Icon Color – Set a color for the icon.
  • Border Color – Set a border color for the icon.
  • Icon Border Width – Set a width for the icon border.
  • Icon Background Color – Set a background color for the icon.
  • Hover Icon Color – Set a hover color for the icon.
  • Icon Hover Border Color – Set a hover color for the icon border.
  • Icon Hover Background Color – Set a hover color for the icon background.

Mikado Clients

This shortcode allows you to easily make a display of your clients.

  • Columns – Select the number of clients you would like to display in one row.
  • Show borders – Select whether to show borders around the columns.
  • Space between clients – Choose "Yes" if you wish to have spaces between clients.

Once you've added the Mikado Clients holder, you can add elements inside it, and edit the following fields:

  • Image – Choose your client image here.
  • Link – Enter full URL for the image link.
  • Link Target – Set a target for your link:
    • Self – it opens in the same tab the user was on.
    • Blank – it opens in a new tab.

Mikado Process Holder

This is a great way to let potential customers find out more about what your business does, and how it does it.

Once you've added the Mikado Process Holder, you can add process items inside it and edit the following fields:

Mikado Pricing List

The pricing list shortcode allows you to easily present your prices.

Once you've added the Mikado Pricing List holder, you can add Pricing List Items inside it, and edit the following fields:

Mikado Elements Holder

The Mikado Elements Holder allows you to display any combination of elements in an organized column structure.

In the “Width and Responsiveness” tab, you can choose at what stage the element will switch to one column, and set an alignment for responsive mode.

Once you've added the Mikado Elements Holder, you can add Elements Holder Items, and edit the following fields:

In the “Width and Responsiveness” tab, you can set different padding values for your element holder items on different screen sizes.

Mikado Bordered Elements Holder

The Mikado Bordered Elements Holder allows you to place content on your page with an attractive animated border.
  • Border Animation Type – Set an animation for the border.
  • Border Color – Choose a border color.
  • Border Width (px) – Set the border width.
  • Duration of the Animation (s) – Set a duration for the animation.
  • Holder Padding (px) – Enter a value to be applied to top/right/bottom/left padding.

Once you've added the holder, you can place any content inside it from the list of shortcodes (other than the Row element). 

Mikado Vertical Split Slider

The vertical split slider provides a way to create split slides on your screen, whose left and right side items transition into the screen from the top and bottom, respectively, and then come together to display a complete image.
 
To create a vertical split slider, you first have to add the Vertical Split Slider element to your page and select a background color for its preloader screen. You can also set a size for each slide panel (in percentages. The total value of both panel sizes has to be 100%), and choose to disable the Dark/Light Header Skin Change. If you disable the Dark/Light Header Skin Change, then the Header/Bullets Style you set in the Slide Content item options will only apply to the navigation bullets.
 
After you have added the Vertical Split Slider element, you need to add a Left Sliding Panel and Right Sliding panel into it.
 
Then, in each sliding panel, you need to add a Slide Content Item, and set the following options:

Mikado Vertical Split Slider With Text Over

After you have set up your slider, you can add a left and right slider panel, and inside each slider panel add your slide content item (the image that will appear on that side of the split slider).

Blog Slider

Video Shortcode

You can use this shortcode to easily add HTML5 Video elements to your pages.

Product Slider

You can use this shortcode to set any of the WooCommerce product shortcodes into a product slider.

Parallax Layers

You can use this shortcode to create an image composed of separate layers that follow the movement of the mouse.

Icon Slider Holder

You can use this shortcode to create a slider which has icons for the navigation. After you have added an Icon Slider Holder, you can add icon slider items into the holder and set the following options for each item:

Interactive Pie Chart

You can use this shortcode to create an interactive pie chart with a smooth stroke effect. The interactive pie chart can be linked to an external URL.

Image Stack

You can use this shortcode to create a stack of images which expands with a smooth animation when scrolled to, and showcases the selected images. 

Interactive Info Cards

You can use this shortcode to create info cards with an icon, title and text. When hovered over, the text will dissapear and be replaced with a button.

Vertical Separator

You can use this shortcode to create a vertical separator anywhere on your page.

Scrolling Rails

You can use this shortcode to create a section with images that move out of view on scroll.

After you have set the scrolling rails shortcode you can add either Scrolling Rails Images, or Scrolling Rails Content inside it. Scrolling Rails Images will move out of view as if they were on rails when you scroll, while Scrolling Rails Content will be displayed over the images and can be used to createa a title, or add a static image to the Scrolling Rails section. To add Scrolling Rails Content, you just need to add the Scrolling Rails Content shortcode and set any desired shortcode inside it. To Add Scrolling Rails Images, you need to first add a Scrolling Rails Image Holder, and then inside that add a Scrolling Rails Image and set the following options:

Scrolling Rails Image

Image Fusion

You can use this shortcode to create a section in which multiple images will join together to form one image.

After you have set up the Main Image, you can add Image Fusion - Side Images inside the Image Fusion shortcode. Each image you add will fuse with the main image on scroll.

Image Fusion - Side Image

Burst comes with WooCommerce integration, which allows you to easily create an online shop. For more information on installing and configuring WooCommerce, please visit this page:

http://docs.woothemes.com/documentation/plugins/woocommerce/getting-started/

In order to set up WooCommerce with the Burst theme, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Plugins > Add New from the admin panel.
  2. Type “WooCommerce” in the search field.
  3. Locate "WooCommerce - excelling eCommerce" in the search results and click on "Install Now".

  4. Once the installation has completed, click on “Activate Plugin”.
  5. You will now see a notice saying “Welcome to WooCommerce – You're almost ready to start selling :)". If you plan on importing demo content, click on "Skip Setup". Otherwise, click "Install Pages".
  6. If you plan on importing demo content, you should first set the product image sizes in order to achieve the same look as on our demo sites. Go to WooCommerce > Settings and click the "Products" tab.

     Under the section "Product Image Sizes", enter the same values that we did:

    Note: if you wish to modify these sizes at a later date, you may need to regenerate thumbnails in order for it to take effect. This can be done with the following plugin: http://wordpress.org/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/.
  7. See Importing Demo Content in the Getting Started section of this user guide and perform the process explained there.
  8. Go into the backend of your shop page. This can either be a custom page you have created yourself, or the shop page from the demo site that you have imported. Under "Page Attributes", choose the WooCommerce template.

Burst comes with Contact Form 7 integration, makes it possible to create forms for various purposes.
 
In order to setup Contact Form 7, please perform the following steps: 
  1. Go to Plugins > Add New from the admin panel.
  2. Type "Contact Form 7" in the search field.
  3. Locate "Contact Form 7" in the search results and click on "Install Now".

  4. Once installation is complete, click on "Activate Plugin".

Now when you use Visual Composer, you will see a new shortcode in the list of shortcodes – the Contact Form 7.

Click on this shortcode to add your form. There are several fields to fill in:

Note: For more information on defining Contact Form styles, see the Mikado Settings > Contact Form 7 section of this user guide.
You can read more about the Contact Form 7 plugin at https://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7/.

Contact Form Input Animations

You can add an animation on input fields by replacing the standard input field code with the following html:

<div class="animate_input_holder"> [text* your-name] <div class="animate_input_text_wrap"> <span class="animate_input_text" data-content="Label text">Label text</span> </div> </div>

Please note that the "data-content" value ("Label text" in the example above) should be the same as the actual text of your label.

You can also add animations to textarea fields by using the following code:

<div class="animate_input_holder textarea_holder">[textarea* message]<div class="animate_input_text_wrap"><span class="animate_input_text" data-content="Message">Message</span></div></div>

Please note that the "data-content" value ("Message" in the example above) should be the same as the actual text of your label.

3rd Party Integration

If you wish to integrate a newsletter sending service, you need to additionally install a plugin called "Forms: 3rd-Party Integration." You can check out the link to their site here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/forms-3rdparty-integration/.

Once you've completed the installation process and activated this plugin, navigate to Contact > 3rdparty Services from the admin panel in order to set options. For more information on setting it up, check out the following link: https://wordpress.org/plugins/forms-3rdparty-integration/screenshots/.