How to Set Up Crevision WordPress Theme

February 14, 2013 WordPress 2

Crevision WordPress Theme is a fully responsive WordPress theme with lots of great features like 5 preset colour styles, dark/white styles, wide/boxed styles, 25+ custom shortcodes, 10+ custom widgets, 5 homepage layouts, 3 portfolio layouts, 3 blog layouts, and many more. I like its minimalist and yet stylish design. A little modification here and there might make it work even better.

If you don’t have a logo, and just want to use the theme font to make a simple text logo, visit Cufonfonts and download Titillium Text Font. If you don’t have any image manipulation program, download Gimp, open a new file, type in your logo text, open the layers window, delete the background, and save the file format as .png. Now you have a transparent text logo image.

crevision_white

Crevision has made it easy for people to add their own style codes. In Jozoor panel, Styles Options, you can add your custom CSS there. The default setting is a bit weird. Once you activate the theme, you will notice that the paragraphs of your post/page are gone, missing, all paragraphs become a big chunk of text. You can edit your old post and hit enter twice to make a paragraph, but that isn’t very effective especially if you already have many old posts. To fix this, add the following in custom CSS:

.post-content p {
margin-bottom: 15px;
}

Now you fixed the blog posts, you might want to do the same for the pages:

.page-columns p {
margin-bottom: 15px;
}

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In the blog posts, the link colour is almost identical to the text colour. Somehow I want my links to stand out from the text. I’m using the blue colour style (#00aec8), so I add another line in custom CSS:

.post-content p a {
color: #00aec8;
}

For other colour styles, replace #00aec8 with the appropriate colour code, red #e64141, purple #81519c, orange #ee7e2a, green #53b808.

06-10-14 If you upgrade to WordPress 3.9.1, and you get lots of the following error:

“Warning: simplexml_load_string() [function.simplexml-load-string]: Entity: line 55: parser error : AttValue: ” or ’ expected in …/your-folder-path/wp-content/themes/Crevision/inc/update_notifier.php on line 154”

Edit functions.php, remove or comment out line 4:

include (get_template_directory() . ‘/inc/update_notifier.php’); // theme notifier

I emailed the author, no reply. After some time, I checked the theme support forum, well, you have to register and provide your purchase code, then I found the above instruction. I wonder why the auther didn’t just update the file in ThemeForest.