The ProgramMatek WordPress Theme is an exceptional choice for creating a stunning and professional website. Whether you are a blogger, business owner, or freelancer, this theme offers a wide range of features and customization options to suit your needs.
Easy Installation and Homepage Setup
Installing the ProgramMatek theme is a breeze. Just make sure you have the latest version of WordPress installed. Then, you can choose to either upload the theme files via FTP or use the WordPress dashboard to upload and activate the theme.
Once the theme is activated, you can import the XML data file included in the theme package. This will populate your website with dummy posts, categories, tags, and menus, allowing you to quickly set up your site to mirror the demo content.
To make your homepage look like the demo, you’ll need to set up a static homepage. Simply create a new page with the title “Home” and select the appropriate template. Then, go to the Reading settings and choose the newly created page as your front page. Finally, navigate to the ProgramMatek Options and click “Reset Options” to ensure all settings are properly configured.
Updating the Theme
The ProgramMatek theme is regularly updated to improve functionality and add new features. Updating the theme is a straightforward process. You can either delete the old version of the theme and install the new version via the WordPress dashboard, or you can upload the new theme files via FTP and overwrite the old files.
Please note that updating the theme may overwrite any changes you made to the core files. However, your Theme Options, menus, and widgets will remain intact. After each update, be sure to visit the Theme Options and click “Save all changes” to ensure any new options are properly generated.
Customizable Theme Options
ProgramMatek provides a user-friendly interface to customize your website without touching any code. With the Theme Options panel, you can easily upload a custom logo, set a favicon, enter custom CSS, and toggle responsiveness and infinite scroll.
The color options allow you to select a primary theme color and customize various elements such as the top navigation background, text color, link color, and more. You can also choose from over 700 Google Fonts or enter standard web fonts for different sections of your website.
The Homepage Settings section allows you to configure the Featured Posts section, select layouts, and set the number of posts per page. Additionally, you can easily customize the layout of your category pages, including the Featured Posts section.
Enhanced Widgets for a Dynamic Website
ProgramMatek offers eight custom widgets to enhance your website’s functionality. These widgets can be placed in various widget areas, such as the homepage, sidebar, and WooCommerce pages. With the Ad Widget, you can display ads of any size, and the Cat Feat and Tag Feat widgets allow you to showcase posts from specific categories or tags.
Do you have multiple contributors on your website? The Contributors Widget displays a list of contributors along with their most recent posts. The Facebook Widget allows you to add a Facebook Like Box, and the Sidebar Tabber Widget displays the latest news, trending posts, and videos in three different tabs. Customize your sidebar’s content with the Sidebar Tabber Widget.
Beautiful Images and Custom Backgrounds
With ProgramMatek, you can create visually stunning posts and pages using the built-in Featured Image feature. The recommended size for images is 1000×600 pixels, but you can use proportional dimensions to achieve the desired effect. The theme also supports retina-ready images for a crisp and high-quality display on compatible devices.
Customizing your website’s background is a breeze with ProgramMatek. The theme utilizes WordPress’ Custom Backgrounds feature, allowing you to set a custom background color and/or image that suits your brand and style.
Extended Post Options
ProgramMatek offers various options to enhance your posts and provide a better user experience. Post Formats allow you to select different types of posts, such as video, audio, and more. You can replace the default Featured Image with an embedded video or audio clip to engage your audience.
The Featured Headline feature allows you to enter a separate, shorter headline for use in the Featured Posts section on the homepage. You can also add a custom excerpt, photo credit, and even create a custom rotating image gallery within your posts.
Custom Page Templates
ProgramMatek comes with four custom page templates: Home, Authors List, Latest News, and Full-Width. These templates offer flexibility and allow you to create unique layouts for your website. To use a custom page template, simply create a new page and select the desired template from the “Templates” dropdown menu.
Integrated Scoreboard and Slideshows
For sports enthusiasts or those running a sports-related website, ProgramMatek offers a custom scoreboard plugin. You can easily enter and update scores to display in the custom scoreboard area. The theme is also compatible with Theia Post Slider, allowing you to create dynamic slideshows within your posts and pages.
Seamless Integration with WooCommerce and bbPress
If you want to transform your website into an online store, ProgramMatek is fully compatible with the popular WooCommerce plugin. You can easily create and manage your e-commerce website with this powerful and user-friendly plugin. Alternatively, if you want to add a forum to your website, the theme seamlessly integrates with bbPress, enabling you to create a community space for your audience.
Reliable Support and Documentation
ProgramMatek provides comprehensive documentation to guide you through the installation, setup, customization, and troubleshooting processes. If you encounter any technical issues or have questions that aren’t covered in the documentation, you can submit a support ticket at the MVP Themes Support Center.
Thank you for choosing ProgramMatek! If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to help you create a stunning and functional website that meets your specific needs. Visit the ProgramMatek website to learn more about this exceptional theme.