Chap WordPress theme

Frequently asked questions

What sets Chap apart from other themes?

Chap really aims to be modern and clean, while keeping things simple and bloat-free. Thanks to Semantic UI‘s incredible themable components it’s possible to achieve so many different looks without leaving the comfort of the WordPress administration dashboard.
What browsers does this theme support?
Browser compatibility depends on what Semantic UI supports, which is currently the following:
  • Last 2 Versions FF, Chrome, Safari Mac
  • IE 11+
  • Android 4.4+, Chrome for Android 44+
  • iOS Safari 7+
  • Microsoft Edge 12 & 13

Although some components will work in IE9, grids and other flexbox components are not supported by IE9 and may not appear correctly.

What PHP version does this theme require?
Your web server needs to have PHP 5.4 or higher, because the theme uses the short array syntax, which replaces array() with []. PHP 7.0+ highly recommended.
Does this theme support child themes?
Yes and it is recommended to be used instead of the main theme. Read: Using Chap child.
Will I need to know how to code to use this theme?

Chap is designed to be usable without any knowledge of CSS, JavaScript or PHP. You should have basic understanding of how WordPress shortcodes work.

How ever if you have any knowledge of CSS/SASS/LESS/JavaScript/jQuery you can customize UI elements down to the last detail, without leaving the comfort of WordPress admin dashboard.

If you’re comfortable with PHP you can create your own custom template files, override the theme core functions to suit your needs and take advantage of the available filters and actions.

Does this theme support the new Gutenberg editor?
Yes, Chap theme includes support for Gutenberg editor as well as custom blocks allowing to create Semantic UI elements.

Preview Gutenberg blocks in Chap theme

Is this theme responsive?
Yes, Chap will work on desktop computers, tablets and mobiles.
Does this theme have a sticky menu?
Yes, it is possible to enable a sticky menu in this theme. It will be a copy of the main menu and will appear once the user has scrolled below the masthead.
Does this theme have a slider?
Yes, you are able to add custom slides to any page or post using Swiper slider, integrated into this theme.
If you prefer to use Slider Revolution, then that works as well, how ever it is not bundled with this theme, so you would need your own license.
Does this theme have content animations when scrolling down the page?
Yes, version 1.12 added Animate on Scroll library integration.
Does this theme have a parallax effect?
Does this theme have a page builder?
No. The custom made shortcodes that come with Chap are able to accomplish any sort of page layout design as well as provide stylistically fitting UI elements.
Is this theme retina ready?
What shortcodes does this theme come with?

Chap includes intuitive shortcodes for anything you may wish to add on your pages.

View Chap shortcodes
Are the primary and secondary colors customizable?
Yes, you can choose your own colors.
Are the fonts customizable?
Yes, you can choose from Google WebFonts and classic Web Safe Fonts. You can choose a separate font family for page headers.
Is the website width customizable?
Yes, you can increase or decrease the website’s width.
What are the downsides of this theme?
Not ultra lightweight – With the vast amount of features of Semantic UI CSS framework comes a rather sizable CSS and JavaScript filesize. Here’s how we mitigate this:
AMP – For mobile performance there is built-in support for Accelerated Mobile Pages project to make your content available to mobile users near-instantly.
Togglable components – It’s possible to manually turn off Semantic UI components that are not required for the website at hand, making the page load faster.
No bundled page builder – There is nothing stopping you from using your own page builder, but for Chap we have chosen to not include one due to the high probability of compatibility issues with other plugins, content-breaking updates and general headache. The custom made shortcodes that come with Chap are able to accomplish any sort of page layout design as well as provide stylistically fitting UI elements.
PHP – WordPress still supports PHP 5.2, Chap doesn’t – 5.4 is required.
Forms – Forms are not supported on AMP pages. Alternative content, such as a button redirecting to the form on the main website, can be used.
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