Gather – Event & Conference Landing Page Wordpress Theme

Welcome to  Gather – Event & Conference Landing Page Wordpress Theme

Gather is a Responsive Event, Meetup and Conference Landing Page Wordpress Theme with Working Paypal Integration, Eventbrite Integration and Mailchimp Integration. You can make a complete event related website and go live faster. This theme includes all features for an Event Website. Its carefully crafted to suit any kind of events. With its Award Winning design and Conversion principles, It becomes the no-brainer theme for events.

Finally thanks for selecting Gather

This documentation is briefly describe all of sections and themes options. I wish it is help you to customize your site what you want.



Get an overview of versions, file modifications and potential issues in Gather theme.


You have to use Wordpress version 3.9+ .

System Check:

The system check shows you all critical files or potential problems.

File permission: Check out the WordPress documentation for more information on file permissions.

PHP Version: Checks, if your theme runs on an unsupported/deprecated PHP version.

PHP Extensions: Checks, if these necessary PHP extensions are installed (JSON, DOM XML, Multibyte String).

Setting up a Gather theme follows the standard WordPress installation procedure and works like with any other theme.

  1. Download WordPress from the WordPress website.
  2. Setup a new WordPress install.
  3. Install and activate your theme.

For more information in regard to installing the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex  WordPress documentation.

When you are ready to install a theme, you must first upload the theme files and then activate the theme itself. The theme files can be uploaded in two ways:

  1. WordPress Upload: Navigate to Appearance > Add New Themes > Upload. Browse, and select the zipped theme file ( Click Install Now and the theme will be uploaded and installed.
  2. FTP Upload: Using your FTP program, upload the non-zipped theme folder (gather) into the /wp-content/themes/ folder on your server.

We recommand using the first method to prevent file permission issue.

Once the theme is uploaded, you need to activate it. Go to Appearance > Themes and activate your chosen theme.

For more detail on install and using a Wordpress Theme please read this tutorial: Codex - Using Themes


Install Required and Recommanded Plugins

After activation the theme you see a submenu in your admin Appearance > Install Plugins. Click to checkbox and select to install then install and active all required plugins.

Before you can get started with your Gather theme and have it look as the demo, you first need to add content to WordPress. There are two way to import demo data for the theme.

Notice: please make sure that all theme required plugins are installed and activated.

Method 1: - Using One Click Demo Import plugin intergrated in Appearance menu.

When installed and activated the theme and its required plugin named One Click Demo Import you can import demo data by follow these steps:

  1. Log into your site as an administrator.
  2. Go to Appearance -> Import Demo Data admin menu.
  3. On Import Demo Data screen select data you want to import to your site then click to Import Demo Data button and wait until you get the success message.

With Full Demo Content (widgets included) demo data selected you don't need to follow Import Demo Widgets tutorial from Sidebars and Widgets section.

Method 2: - Using Wordpress Importer plugin.

In your product folder there is a file name /Demo Content/gather.wordpress.2015-09-05.xml, it is the demo data xml file that exported from our demo page. It will be used in Wordpress Importer plugin to import demo data to your site.

To import from a WordPress export file into a WordPress blog follow these steps.

  1. Log into that blog as an administrator.
  2. Go to Tools > Import (or Manage > Import in 2.7 or older) in the blog's admin panels.
  3. Choose WordPress from the list. (You need install the plugin for the first time)
  4. Upload the file using the form provided on that page.
  5. You will first be asked to map the authors in this export file to users on the blog. For each author, you may choose to map to an existing user on the blog or to create a new user
  6. WordPress will then import each of the demo pages, posts, galleries, registrations, comments, categories and contact froms contained in this file into your blog.

After imported the demo content let setup your blog like our demo

To setting up your front page

  1. Go to Settings > Reading in the blog's admin panels
  2. In Front page displays option you will have two options
    • Your latest posts - If select this your front page will look like our blog demo page (listing posts from your blog)
    • A static page (select bellow) - Select one (Home - Solid Color) of our demo pages that imported to your blog before - Then your front page will look like our home demo page.
  3. Click Save Changes button

Domik Theme Setup Tutorial Video

When done your font page will look like this:

Or this for Your Latest posts option

For more details you can check this article:Creating a Static Front Page

Many of features has in our theme. Please take a look in total features.

  1. Visual Composer: Drag and Drop page builder
  2. Contact Form 7
  3. WPML Compatible
  4. Working Stripe payment integration
  5. Working Stripe subscription
  6. Working Paypal and Eventbrite integration
  7. Mailchimp Subscription
  8. Paypal and Email Registrations Manager plugin
  9. Editable Registration form from back-end
  10. Sidebar and full width page
  11. Right or Left sidebar position
  12. Fully Responsive
  13. Retina Ready
  14. Bootstrap 3.3.4
  15. Much More ...



All our themes have support for Custom Navigation Menu, and here are quick instructions on how you can create a custom menu for your theme.

Building the menu

We have two menu with this theme, one is for One-Page page (with one-page scrolling effect) and the other for Multi-Page, Blog list index and shortcode pages. To create them just follow steps bellow.

  1. Go to Appearance > Menus
  2. Enter a name for your menu (One Page Navigation Menus, Main Navigation Menus)
  3. Click on Create Menu
  4. Now in the Theme Locations select what location you want to assign the menu to it. The theme come with two Theme Locations: One Page Navigation Menu location only on Home One Page page template (as on our landing-page demo pages), Main Navigation Menu work on other pages (Home demo pages, main blog, shortcode and archive pages).
  5. Click on Save
  6. Now tick the Pages, Products, Custom Links, Categories ... you want to add to menu and click to Add to Menu
  7. When you added all pages to your menu, you can drag/drop and order pages.
  8. At last click Save Menu, thats it.



Visual Composer for WordPress by WP Bakery will save you tons of time working on the site content. Now you’ll be able to create complex layouts within minutes! It’s build on top of the modern technologies – get the best for your lovely website!

Have you ever noticed how much time you spend fighting with [shortcodes]? No more trial and errors with “shortcodes magic” – Visual Composer will take care of that.

Add columns/elements with single click, then use your mouse to drag elements around to re-arrange them.

Visual Composer″ comes as a part of Gather.

Please visit CodeCanyon and Plugin Website for more details.

Gather come with 7 homepage variants and shortcodes page. They all was built with Visual Composer plugin. In this section we will help you build a page step by step.

Notice that if you use One Click Import Demo Data button or Wordpress Importer to import exported xml demo data file your don't need follow this section.

Build A New Page with Visual Composer

  1. Go to Pages > New Page
  2. Click on Publish

See a screenshot for add new page

You can find shortcode content for demo pages from Demo Content > Page Shortcode Content folder.

Please open them in code or text editor the copy its content to your page editor.

We are using a Redux Framework to make Advanced Options for the theme. Total 8 sections.

1. Import Demo Data
2. General Settings
3. Footer Settings
4. Mailchimp Subscription
5. Styling Options
6. Blog Settings
7. 404 Message
8. Custom Code

1. Import Demo Data:

When installed and activated the theme just click the button on this tab to import Demo Data (posts, page, custom posttype and media library) to your site.


2. General Settings:

In general setting you can change favicon icon, admin logo, SEO info on your site.

See a look for screenshot for general settings


3. Footer Settings:

In this tab you can enter additional message for 404 error page.


4. Mailchimp Subscription:

Enter your Mailchimp API Key and List ID here to make your subscription form work.


5. Styling Options:

In styling options you can select pre made skin color or build your own. You can change the typography for your site.

See a look for screenshot for styling settings


6. Blog Settings:

In this tab have some general options that used for your page layout (blog layout).


7. 404 Error Settings

Additional message for 404 error page.



8. Custom CSS:

Allow you add your custom style, script (Google Analytics) codes to your site using Ace editor.


With this theme we included custom Gather Add-Ons plugin, this is outstanding theme feature. It will register four new admin menus.

In this section we will help you using Gather Event Registrations menu.

I. Install the plugin

When uploaded and activated the theme you will receive a message that tell you need install required plugins, just check to Gather Theme Plugins field in the list then click install button.

Four new pages was created right after active the plugin. Those pages will be used for Payapl payment confirm, return and cancel for Paypal Registration form or return page for Email Registration form.

II. Plugin Configurations

To start using the event registration feature you need config the plugin first.

   1. Go to Gather Event Registration > Settings screen.

   2. Edit your registration form from Registration Form tab.

   3. Paypal Registration Settings.

   4. Email template for Free Email Registration.

   5. Validation messages for registration form

To insert form to your page you can use Gather Paypal Registration and Gather Email Registration elements.

or using these shortcodes:

[cth_paypal_registration form_title="Event Registration" button_title="Reserve my Seat" layout="modal" el_class=""]Before_Text_Content[/cth_paypal_registration]

[cth_email_registration form_title="Event Registration" button_title="Reserve my Seat" success_page="" layout="modal" el_class=""]Before_Text_Content[/cth_email_registration]

And this is the appearance on the front-end.

modal and normal are two values for layout shortcode attribute. If the modal is selected you need to create a button in which when user click to the registration form will display. Bellow is the code for those button:

For Paypal registration form: <a class="btn btn-default btn-xl wow zoomIn" href="#" data-wow-delay="0.3s" data-toggle="modal" data-target="#register-now">RESERVE MY SEAT</a>

For Email registration form: <a class="btn btn-default btn-xl wow zoomIn" href="#" data-wow-delay="0.3s" data-toggle="modal" data-target="#email-register">RESERVE MY SEAT</a>

III. Event registrations manager screens:

A Registration was made with Paypal Registration form:

A Registration was made with Email Registration form:

There are four statuses for a registration: Pending, Completed, Failed and Refunded.

For developer who want to modify the plugin we provide an action hooks system: eventres_status_from_{origin_status}_to_{new_status} with Registration ID is passed with. This action trigger right after admin user change status from {origin_status} (ex: Pending) to {new_status} (ex: Completed) then click to Update button.

From version 2.5 you can using Stripe Payment in event registration forms.

Firstly, you have to configure its option from Stripe Subscriptions menu -> Stripe Settings submenu.

Secondly, use Stripe Registration Modal or Stripe Registration Form element to include form to your page.

Stripe registrations are still listed on Gather Event Registrations menu page. And Stripe subscription are listed on Stripe Subscriptions menu page or can be edited from your Stripe dashboard page.

Step 1: Create an Eventbrite event, please read this tutorial for more detail: How to create an Eventbrite event

Step 2: Get Ticket Form embed code for your website: How to sell Eventbrite tickets/registrations on your website using embeddable widgets

Step 3: Insert the form to your page by using Eventbrite Registration element from Visual Composer then paste the code to Embed Code field. If you select Modal option from Layout field you need add a button to trigger the modal (make it display). This is html code for the button: <a class="btn btn-default btn-xl wow zoomIn" href="#" data-wow-delay="0.3s" data-toggle="modal" data-target="#eventbrite-register">RESERVE MY SEAT</a>

The theme and its plugins come localization ready out of the box – all that’s needed is your translation, if the theme does not come bundled with one for your language.

There are several methods to create a translation, most of which are outlined in the WordPress Codex. However, we find the easiest method is to use a plugin called Loco Translate. More advanced users can use PoEdit. Both methods are covered in this doc.

Before you begin

The theme includes a language file (.po or .pot file) which contains all of the English text. You can find this language file inside the theme folder in \Root/wp-content/themes/gather/languages/.

Set up Wordpress

WordPress needs to be told which language it should run under.

  1. Go to: Dashboard > Settings > General and change the Site language.

Once this has been done, the theme will be displayed in your locale if the language file exists. Otherwise you need to create the language files (process explained below).

Translating with Loco Translate

Loco Translate is a free plugin that you can download here. You can also add directly from the WordPress administration, in Plugins > Add New.

Once you downloaded and installed Loco Translate, a new “Loco Translate” menu item is created with two sub-sections. By default the “Manage Translations” section will list all your themes and plugins and will display all available translations for each of them:

Loco Translate Listings

You can easily add new languages to a theme or a plugin using the Add New Language link:

Loco Translate: add new language

Then choose the language to add in the list, or enter the language ISO code (ex: fr_FR, en_US etc…), and select the folder to add the translation files to, and hit Start Translating:

Loco Translate: create new language

Finally start translating, and save when you finish:

Loco Translate: Start translating!

Translating with PoEdit

PoEdit is a more advanced alternative to Loco Translate. Only advanced users should attempt this method.

Gather comes with a POT file which can be imported into PoEdit to translate

To get started open PoEdit and go to File > New catalog from POT file. Once you have done this, choose gather.pot and PoEdit will show the catalog properties window:

Enter your name etc so other translators know who you are and click ‘ok’. After this you will be prompted to save your .po file – name it based on what you are translating to, for example, a GB translation would be saved as en_GB.po . Now the strings will be listed.

After translating all strings you can save – the .mo file will also be generated automatically.

Translate the strings

Update your translation

After updates, you can update your po file by opening it and then going to Catalog > Update from POT file. Choose the file and it will be updated accordingly.

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