GS Evolve

Tired of boring, static, one-page themes? Want something different, exclusive and premium, but there is no money ... Then GS Evolve - is what you need. No programming skills required. Just activate the theme, upload to your server directory "Demo" contents, change the texts and after 2 hour may have a site similar to this.

This project is an excellent Evolve theme integration to GetSimple CMS which uses the full power of JQuery.

GS Evolve is not only good-looking, professionally designed, but also fast. Theme used dynamic scripts loading, it handles only those resources that are needed for a particular page. All used scripts are free, provided under the GPL and MIT licenses.

Theme basic  features:

  1. Adaptive (full responsive) theme.
  2. Animated multilevel drop-down menu (based on Superfish and JPanelMenu scripts for best rendering on PC or mobile devices).
  3. i18n multi-language support.
  4. 15 ready to use components with i18n support (information generated from pages content).
  5. Awesome JSSOR slider "LayerSlider" with an impressive effects  (information generated from pages content).
  6. 3 kinds of slideshow and 2 kinds of galleries.
  7. Built-in Alert boxes, Tooltips, Tabs & Accordion elements.
  8. FAQ system preparation; over 600 icons; animated presentation elements and much more.
  9. Expanded theme settings management in administration page.
  10. 14 prepared color schemes for appearance modification.

Theme settings can be managed in separate administration page. This requires  „Theme_Settings“ plugin activation (mentioned plugin are included in themes archive). If these plugin not activated - theme will work without them with default settings.
Themes administration page accessible on tab: Theme -> Configure Theme. Page includes 8 areas - one general and 7 additional:

In the common area you can enter the site owner contact phone (it will appear in the Header). Site's default language - useful when your site has one language and this language is not "en_US" (Anyway you must have this language themes translation file). Site's slogan field's value shows in the Header after site name(if entered). Enable or disable search form and contact form usage (required data files will be generated and modified automatically). Enable "Meta description" showing on Title Bar (its value will be displayed below Page name). Choose a favorite color scheme from the 14 already prepared color schemes or use "Parallax Title Bar" scheme which uses background image for Title Bar area (selected scheme preview can be immediately see in the area on the right). And insert slogan for SEO (Invisible but very useful for SEO ratings impovement, because embeded in Header between H1 tags).

In the area "Contact information" you can enter all kinds of personal or organization contact information, which will be displayed in the contact form, in the Header and Footer. In the area "Social networking settings" you can activate the appropriate social network resources. In order that the required network links to be shown in public pages you need to save it in the appropriate field. If the field is empty - that link will not be displayed. If in the field is entered symbol # - the network icon will be displayed but will have no links.

Theme comes with 15 ready to use components that extends theme appearance, content rendering and shows GS Evolve elements usage possibilities. A required component with single mouse click can be attach to your site or disabled if not needed. Import process to the GetSimple core performed automatically.

In the block "Jssor Slider settings" you can create a new slide show, or adjust the current settings. Component gives you full management of all the slide parameter settings. Each parameter has a context-sensitive help. During the development process all transitions effects functioning can be viewed in a special window interactively. Detailed this area description can be found on our FAQ page.

Block "Javascript activation settings" can be used for manage Javascript main codes loading - to connect requared scripts or disable unused. But you have to know that this codes disabling may affect the functioning of the theme.

You can also set Google Maps element using. This item will be displayed in special DIV element on your Contact form page.

The last block can be used to set elements and the information displaing in the footer area. You can choose from 3 already established schemes: Full, Middle and Minimal. Certain selected schemes preview can be immediately see in the area on the right.

Theme settings area supports i18n module and supplied with 3 language packs (English, Lithuanian and Russian).

All components of this theme is also compatible with i18n module, ie, they will render information exactly in the language that chosen by the user. Information generated from specialized pages content.

Theme has animated main Slide show on the home page, which is realized on JSSOR slider component (LayerSlider). Content generated from specialized pages. Also has site content search engine compatible with i18n plugin. Search results will be displayed on a separate page. If on your site is installed i18n_search plugin - it will be used in the search. Otherwise will be used an internal search engine.

All used in the theme resources (fonts, scripts, images, etc.) is located locally, it is included in the theme archive file. So, the theme will work in local networks without Internet access (Intranet or localhost servers).

The theme has an opportunity to add to your site demo data structure (for training purposes). If you want to take advantage of this opportunity - upload to your server directory "Demo" content. In the demo data files all absolute paths changed to relative, so the content has to operate anywhere.


Version updated to v. 0.2

  1. From project removed font SS-GIZMO which did not meet freeware license requirement. Instead, to the project embed font TypIcons, which is distributed under the SIL Open Font License.
  2. Remake theme structure so as to be used only Awesome and Typicons fonts sources.

Upgrading from previous version to v.0.2:

  1. First remove the entire theme directory and then copy the "Evolve" folder from this archive.
  2. Go to the theme settings page, and re-import the component "Featered boxes".

Evolve Demo v 0.1
Due with the fact that from project was removed font SS-GIZMO changed Demo data file structure.

Upgrading from previous version:

  1. Replace all Demo structures files existing on your site with data files provided in this archive.


Version updated to v. 0.3

  1. Fixed issue on the single language sites if default language is not "en_US". You can define the desired language on the Theme settings page.
  2. Improved all carousels components code (Camera gallery, Customers, Partners, Portfolio). Now you can insert on the same page as many of the same kinds carousels elements as needed. Camera gallery can show slide title which is taken from the image ALT field. Required this components re-import.
  3. In the Theme settings page insert a new management field "Google Maps APIs key". Because Google changed Maps API authentication and usage limits. From now for usage with localhosts and new domains an API key is required.


Version updated to v. 0.4

  1. Fixed issue and improved Mobile menu (jPanelMenu). Now it use jPanelMenu script ver. 1.4.1. Adjust all the resources that use this script. You can use two types of the Mobile menu appearance themes: light (sets by default) and dark. If you want to switch to dark theme check "Use a dark theme for mobile menu" field on the theme settings page. You can make more detailed jPanelMenu settings in the file: /Evolve/scripts/custom.js (see section: "03 Mobile Navigation").
  2. In the Theme settings page insert a new management field "Use minimized CSS file versions". If it checked theme uses only minimized CSS files. Also minify all Javascript files for improve bandwidth.
  3. Improved Footer elements appearance. For this in the Theme settings page insert 3 management fields: "Show all contact information in the Footer bar" (if checked all contact info lines will be shown); "Show contact information labels in the Footer bar" (if checked next to the icon will be shown it's label); "Footer icons size with size units value" (now you can set Footer icons size).
  4. Improved Contact form e-mail address determination. Now you can set the email addresses in two ways. If on the Contact Page in the field "Meta Description" entered valid e-mail address then will use it. If mentioned field is empty or do not have valid e-mail address then will be used site admin address. This improvement allows you to use different e-mail addreses for different Contact Pages (in different language).
  5. In the Theme settings page insert a new management field "Site Logo". Now you can change default Logo image to your own. If on your site installed plugin Responsive FileManager next to the input field will appear "Browse" button with which you can select an image on the server.


Version updated to v. 0.5

  1. Improved internal Search engine:
    1. Add Auto-suggestion mechanism - it's begin to work when input 3 or more characters.Output displayed in the special DIV like Page Title with link to this page.
    2. Improved Search page provided information: On top displayed searched keywords; Removed short-codes and illegal characters; Improved text Excerpt mechanism.
    3. To the upper right Search field add submit button and Clear button for mobile users convenience.
  2. In the Theme settings page insert a new management area "Search settings" which has 5 fields:
    1. Always use internal Search function - if checked will be used Internal Search function, even if on site is installed "i18n_search" plugin.
    2. Turn on Auto-suggestion Search - (turn on / off Auto-suggestion).
    3. Search the keywords in the 'Meta' fields - (if checked search try to find also in the "Tags & Keywords" and "Meta Description" fields).
    4. Open the found page in a new tab - (if checked found link will be opened in the new Tab).
    5. Search Page excerpt size (in symbols) - you can change Excerpt value, if empty used default value 200 characters.
  3. To the style-sheet add 'subscript' and 'superscript' definitions. You can use structures: <sub></sub> and <sup></sup>. Or klasses: "subscript" and "superscript".


Installation instructions:

Download and unzip the archive folder „Evolve“ to sites  themes folder. Activate theme. Additionally, in order to achieve the theme settings page unzip the archive plugins directory content to the site folder plugins. Activate plugins. You can edit the settings on tab Theme - button Configure Theme.


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