SHOPTICA - Magento 2 Theme | Documentation

SHOPTICA - Getting Started




Introduction

Thank you for downloading Magento theme. This documentation consists of several parts and covers the entire process of installing and setting up Magento 2 theme starting from scratch.


SHOPTICA Theme files structure

The theme package you have downloaded consists of several folders. Let's see what each folder contains:

  • documentation
    contains documentation files.
    • index.html
      a main documentation file you are reading at the moment.
  • sources
    contains the theme source files.
    • demo-pages.zip
      contains all the demo cms pages .txt files
      demo-blocks.zip
      contains all the demo static blocks .txt files
  • theme-files
    contains shoptica theme files data
    • shoptica-theme.zip
      contains shoptica theme files
    • shoptica-theme-magento-2.1.x-patch
      contains shoptica theme patch files for magento 2.1.x.
    • shoptica-theme-magento-2.2.x-patch
      contains shoptica theme patch files for magento 2.2.x.
    • shoptica-theme-magento-2.3.x-patch
      contains shoptica theme patch files for magento 2.3.x.
  • shoptica-demo.url
    redirect to shoptica theme demo.

Prerequisite

Before you install Magento, you must check all of the following:

Apache

  • You must run Apache version 2.2 or 2.4.
  • In addition, the apache mod_rewrite module must be enabled. mod_rewrite enables the server to perform URL rewriting.

PHP

  • 5.6.x
  • 5.5.x, where x is 22 or greater
  • 7.0.2 up to 7.1.0, except for 7.0.5

Required PHP extensions:

  • PDO/MySQL
  • mbstring
  • mcrypt
  • mhash
  • SimpleXML
  • curl
  • xsl
  • gd, ImageMagick 6.3.7 (or later) or both
  • soap
  • intl
  • bc-math (Enterprice Edition Only)
  • openssl

MySQL

  • You must run MySQL version 5.6 or later

File Permission

The web server user must have write access to the following files and directories:

  • var
  • app/etc
  • pub

We recommend setting the permissions as follows:

  • All directories have 770 permissions.
  • 770 permissions give full control (that is, read/write/execute) to the owner and to the group and no permissions to anyone else.
  • All files have 660 permissions.
  • 660 permissions mean the owner and the group can read and write but other users have no permissions.

Complete installation

The complete installation method can be used if you want to set up a Magento store using a sample content. We assume that you have completed all the preparation steps.

The installation process consists of 3 stages:

1. Creating a database.

2. Uploading all the required files to the server.

3. Installing a Magento Commerce engine together with the template you have purchased.

Let's get started!

Creating a database

First, you need to prepare a new database for your Magento store. You can create the new database using the database management tool from your hosting control panel (usually PhpMyAdmin).

The following data will be received while creating a database: database name, database username, password and your server name. You need to save this data as you will need it for further Magento installation.

With the phpMyAdmin tool you will be able to create a new database in 3 simple steps(check the screen shots below):

1. Open the "Database" tab, you will see the list of databases.

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2. Input your database name. Click "Create" button.

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3. Your database has appeared in the list. In order to enter the database, click on its name in the list.

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If you have any issues with creating a database, please contact your hosting provider for help and assistance.

Magento Installation

When you are done with uploading files, you can start Magento engine installation process. Open your browser and in the address bar type your 'domain name/path to your Magento directory'. You should see the welcome screen. Please follow the instructions below to install Magento.

Step 1: Installation Assistant

Please read the license agreement and click the "Agree and Setup Magento" checkbox if you agree with the terms.

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Server Readiness Check

Click the "Start Readiness Check" button to check your server settings compatibility with the Magento 2 engine requirements.

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Step 2: Database connection

Here you need to input the database details and some initial settings. Add a Database – input your host name, database name, database user and password. Contact your hosting provider, if you don't have the necessary details.

Make sure you have a database created for the Magento installation. And also make sure it is clear, without any tables.

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Step 3: Web Configuration

Here you can change Magento admin panel URL and the main store address. Other settings you can leave unchanged.

Make a point of the admin panel path. Note it or insert your specific admin panel URL to remember the admin panel access.

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When the checking procedure is complete, click 'Next'. button.


Step 4: Localization

Select the required time zone, default currency and store language. In the Advanced Modules Configurations section you can also select default modules that should/shouldn't be installed. We recommend that you do not perform changes in this section.

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When the checking procedure is complete, click 'Next'. button.


Step 5: Create Admin Account

Here you need to input personal details for the store owner and administrator.

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Step 6: Install

The store configuration is done. Press the Install Now button to start the store installation process.

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Step 7: Success

This is the final installation step. Copy the generated encryption key and keep it safe.

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SHOPTICA theme installation

This theme is not compatible with Magento 1.x engine. It will work with the Magento 2.x engine only.

First of all, please make sure your Magento installation version meets the template requirements. If you are using an outdated Magento engine version, you need to upgrade it. Don't forget to make a backup of your store files and database. The detailed Magento update guide you will find on the site Magento Wiki.

If your Magento engine meets the template requirements, you can start the template installation.

1. Open the theme package(shoptica-multipurpose-responsive-magento-theme.zip) and go to the Theme Files folder.

2. Extract "shoptica-theme.zip" file and Upload the app & pub folder to the root Magento installation directory on your server. This folder includes the template files, that will not effect your existing files. If you are using Magento 2.1.x version then add the patch files.

3. Once done with uploading "app" folder, you need to execute below command at magento root directory using command line

4. Run deploy command as specified:
- php bin/magento setup:upgrade
- For Magento 2.0.x and 2.1.x: php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy
- For Magnento 2.2.x and Magento 2.3.x: php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy -f

5. Clear the cache either from the admin panel or command line php bin/magento cache:clean

For more details click here

Template configuration

We are going to review template configuration options based on the example. We will configure it the same way as our Live Demo template, without affecting products data.

Activate the new theme

1. (For 2.0.x) Open Magento admin panel and navigate to Stores > Configuration menu.

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(For 2.1.x) Open Magento admin panel and navigate to Content > Design > Configuration menu.

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2. (For 2.0.x) In the General menu select Design tab. Click Design Theme tab and in the Design Theme drop-down list select the required theme, then click Save Config button.

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(For 2.1.x) Go to Edit.

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(For 2.1.x) Select the template from dropdown. And click on 'Save Configuration'

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Reindex data

1. To reindex data, Open System > Index Management

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2. In the first column open the drop-down list and choose the "Select All" option.

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3. In the top "Actions" selector choose "Update on save" option. It will allow automatically reindex the specified data after saving any settings in the admin panel.

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Click "Submit" button.

Please be patient, this may take a while.



Reindex data using command line

In order to reindex data using command line, please execute below command at magento root directory

bin/magento indexer:reindex

For more details click here


Disable cache

In order to make the changes appear on your website with no delay, you need to disable cache. It prevents additional cache clearing actions after every change you make. You can enable it when you are done with store editing.

1. Open Magento admin panel and navigate to System > Cache Management menu.

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2. In the first column open the drop-down list and choose the "Select All" option.

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3. In the top "Refresh" field select "Disable" option.

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4. Click "Submit" button.

Navigate to Theme Cpanel > Theme Settings

Save configuration once to save the default settings.

Import Static Blocks button import all the static blocks that comes with shoptica theme. If you want to overwrite existing blocks than select Overwrite Existing Blocks to Yes and Save Config. Then after Click on Import Static Blocks button. Do same for import cms pages.

After import static blocks & pages, Click on Import Demo Data to import all demo data of extension that comes with shoptica theme.

After import demo data, Import demo that you want to display on front side.

import block & pages

After Successfully import your demo, save Theme Settings and Design Settings and clear the Cache.

Logo configuration

For 2.0.x

Please follow these steps when setting up logo image included into the theme package (you can view it on the Live Demo page).

1. Open the Magento admin panel and select Stores > Configuration in the side menu.

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2. Select the "General" tab.

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3. In the "General" section, select the Design tab. Choose Header, and upload your logo.

4. Click "Save Config" button.


For 2.1.x

Open Magento admin panel and navigate to Content > Design > Configuration menu.

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2. Expand the "header" tab.

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3. In the "Header" section, click on 'Upload' button to upload your logo.

4. Click "Save Configuration" button.

Pages configuration

From the top menu select Content > Pages. Here you can find all the store pages. Home page, About Us and Privacy and Cookie Policy should already be available, so you don't need to add them. You only need to update the pages HTML and XML content. Open any of them in order to get the access to the content.

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To add Widget, Navigate to Content tab click on Insert Widget.. button. It will open popup , from there select widget that you want to display on home page with widget options and click on Insert Widget button

add widget

Static blocks configuration

In the top menu navigate to Content > Blocks.

In the top right corner click the "Add New block" button to add a new static block.

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Add Block title, identifier, select store view & add HTML code into the content area.

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Click on Save Block button from upper right corner to save static block.

Design Settings

Open Magento admin panel and navigate to Theme Cpanel.

theme cpanel


Click on Theme Cpanel > Design Settings. Store owner can set different colors for different stores.

theme color


From Body Font Color, Store owner can set body text color.

font color


From Body Font Size, Store owner can set body font size.

font size


Set Main Wrapper & Content Background from Page Wrapper and Main Content Settings

page wrapper


Set Header Top, Search box, Navigation Menu, Minicart block colors

header design


Set Footer custom style, Footer top, Newsletter block, Social block, Middle block, Bottom block etc

footer design


Add custom css for footer

footer custom css

Theme Settings

Set Theme layout: Full-width Layout, Box Layout and Maximum Width: 1170, 1280 (Default)

theme layout


Set Header type from 2 different header layout. also set header in full width, show sharing addons, add home link in navigation menu etc.

header type


Set Static block above main content & below main content for home page for different store. Set sidebar advertisement block etc.

homepage content blocks


Set Newsletter, Footer top, Footer middle & Footer bottom settings

footer settings


Set Product list page settings like, show new & sale label, product block(3-block, 4-block) in a row, image width, show ratings, show add to compare & wishlist link etc

list page


Set Product view page settings like, show sharing addons, show related, upsell & cross sell products etc

view page


Set Contact page settings like, show google map, set store name, address, contact no., email etc

contact page


Show loader on home page or all pages with uploaded loader image

website loader


Import Static Blocks, Pages & Demo data that comes with a shoptica theme

import block & pages

Homepage Configuration

How to change newsletter popup settings?


newsletter popup

Go to Theme Cpanel > Newsletter > Configuration

From that you can change newsletter settings like,

General Settings: Show/hide Newsletter Popup

Content Display Settings: Show/hide/change main title, change main title font color, text size etc, set custom message, show newsletter popup checkbox, show background image etc

Popup Box Settings: Popup box height & width, open & close effect, set delay time for popup appear, set cookie expiration time etc

Social Options: Show social icons with url like facebook, google plus, twitter, youtube, flicker, vimeo, pinterest, instagram, foursquare, tumblr, rss, email etc



How to edit homepage slider?

To edit homepage slider content, please go to Admin Theme Cpanel > Banner Slider > Manage Bannerslider and you can add/edit bannerslider as per your requirement.

You can also change bannerslider configuration from Theme Cpanel > Banner Slider > Configuration


How to add advertising blocks on homepage?

To add advertisement static block on home page, Go to Content > Pages. Edit Home page.

advertisement insert widget

Go to Content tab. Click on Insert Widget... button. Now select CMS Static Block from Widget Type*. Now click on Select Block... button and select your advertisement static block. Click on Insert Widget button.

It will add advertisement static block on home page like,

advertise block 1


How to add Hot Deals, Best Sellers & Featured Products widget on homepage?

Go to Content > Pages. Edit Home page.

Go to Content tab. Click on Insert Widget... button. Now select Home Page Products from Widget Type*. Set your widget options to add Hot Deals, Best Sellers & Featured products widget and Click on Insert Widget Button and Save Block.

featured products widget

It will add Hot Deals, Best Sellers & Featured Products widget on homepagelike,

featured products


How to add any category products block on homepage?

To add any category products block on home page, Go to Content > Pages.

Go to Content tab. Click on Insert Widget... button. Now select Catalog Product List from Widget Type*. Set Title, Display Page Control, Number of Products to Display, Template, Cache Lifetime(seconds) & Conditions. Click on Insert Widget button.

new products widget

It will add products block on home page like,

new products


How to add Latest Post block on homepage?

To add Latest Post block on home page, Go to Theme Cpanel > Theme Settings.

Open Home Page And Sidebar Content Blocks group. Add static block identifier(shoptica_sidebar_latest_post) to Sidebar Blog Static Block field.

It will add latest post block on home page like,

latest post block


How to add Testimonials block on homepage?

To add Testimonials block on home page, Go to Theme Cpanel > Theme Settings.

Open Home Page And Sidebar Content Blocks group. Add static block identifier(shoptica_sidebar_testimonials) to Sidebar Testimonials Static Block field.

It will add latest post block on home page like,

testimonials


How to add shop by brands block on homepage?

To add shop by brands block on home page, Go to Content > Pages. Edit Home page.

Go to Content tab. Click on Insert Widget... button. Now select CMS Static Block from Widget Type*. Select Template: CMS Static Block Default Template. Now, Click on Select Block button and select Shoptica Home Brands Block from static blocks list and Click on Insert Widget Button and Save Block.

shop by brand widget

It will add shop by brand block on home page like,

shop by brand


How to add Service block on homepage?

To add Service block on home page, Go to Theme Cpanel > Theme Settings.

Open Footer group. Add static block identifier(shoptica_footer_top_services) to Footer Top Static Block Id field like,

services settings

It will add latest services block on home page like,

latest services block


How to change/edit footer block settings


footer block

Go to Theme Cpanel > Theme Settings > Footer. There are four main section

Newsletter: Set Newsletter block title & text

Footer - Top: Show/hide footer top services block

Footer - Middle: Show static block shoptica_footer_aboutus in Column 1, Show Information block in column 2, Static block shoptica_footer_our_services in column 3, Static block shoptica_footer_myaccount in column 4 and Newsletter block in column 5

Footer - Bottom: Show copyright text and payment logos from shoptica_footer_payment static block

Megamenu


Megamenu

General

  • Enable: Yes | No
  • Enable Sticky Menu: Yes | No
  • Default Menu Type: Select menu type like Full With | Static Width | Clasic etc...
  • Visible Menu Depth: Set menu depth level.
  • Show The Link "Home": Yes | No
  • Show "Home" Icon: Yes | No

Custom Links & Blocks

Set cusotm items and block for megamenu section like Title | ID or URL | Menu Type and Position etc...

Category Labels

Set cusotm Category label for mega menu like New | Sale | Hot! etc...

Megamenu Design Setting


Megamenu Design Setting

Design Setting

  • Use Custom: Yes | No

Top Menu Section

  • Background Color: Set background color for top menu section.
  • Text Color: Set text color for top menu section.
  • Text Hover Color: Set text hover color for top menu section.
  • Text Active Color: Set text active menu color for top menu section.
  • Hover Background Color: Set menu text section hover background color for top menu section.
  • Active Background Color: Set active menu text section background color for top menu section.

Sub Menu Section

  • Background Color: Set sub menu section background color.
  • Text Color: Set sub menu section text color.
  • Text Hover Color: Set sub menu section text hover color.
  • Text Active Color: Set sub menu section active menu text color.

Label Section

  • Label 1 Color: Set albel 1 text color.
  • Label 1 Background Color: Set albel 1 background color.
  • Label 2 Color: Set albel 2 text color.
  • Label 2 Background Color: Set albel 2 background color.
  • Label 3 Color: Set albel 3 text color.
  • Label 3 Background Color: Set albel 3 background color.

Megamenu Design Setting


Megamenu Design Setting

Design Setting

  • Use Custom: Yes | No

Top Menu Section

  • Background Color: Set background color for top menu section.
  • Text Color: Set text color for top menu section.
  • Text Hover Color: Set text hover color for top menu section.
  • Text Active Color: Set text active menu color for top menu section.
  • Hover Background Color: Set menu text section hover background color for top menu section.
  • Active Background Color: Set active menu text section background color for top menu section.

Sub Menu Section

  • Background Color: Set sub menu section background color.
  • Text Color: Set sub menu section text color.
  • Text Hover Color: Set sub menu section text hover color.
  • Text Active Color: Set sub menu section active menu text color.

Label Section

  • Label 1 Color: Set albel 1 text color.
  • Label 1 Background Color: Set albel 1 background color.
  • Label 2 Color: Set albel 2 text color.
  • Label 2 Background Color: Set albel 2 background color.
  • Label 3 Color: Set albel 3 text color.
  • Label 3 Background Color: Set albel 3 background color.

Vertical Menu


Vertical Menu Setting

Configuration

  • Enable Vertical Menu: Yes | No
  • Vertical Menu Text: Enter vertical menu title.

Vertical Menu Setting

Menu Settings

  • Menu Title: Add vertical menu section title.
  • Menu Type: Select menu type.
  • Category Id: Add category ID.
  • Icon: Select icon for menu.
  • Sort Order: Add menu sorting order.
  • Status: Select status for menu.

Newsletter


Newsletter

General Settings

  • Enable: Yes | No

Content Display Settings

  • Show Main Title: Yes | No
  • Main Title: Title for main text
  • Use default main title settings: Use default font size and color for main title text section.
  • Main Title Font Size: Set font size for mian title text.
  • Main Title Text Color: Set font color for mian title text.
  • Enable Csustom Message: Yes | No
  • Custom Message: Enter custom message.
  • Use Default Custom Message Settings: Use default font size and color for custom message text section.
  • Custom message Font Size: Set font size for custom message text.
  • Custom message Text Color: Set font color for custom message text.
  • Subscribe Button Text: Set text for Subscribe button.
  • Use Default Button Settings: Use default font size and color for subscribe button text section.
  • Subscribe Button Background: Set subscribe button background color.
  • Subscribe Button Hover Background: Set subscribe button background hover color.
  • Subscribe button Text Color: Set font color for subscribe button text.
  • Subscribe button Hover Text Color: Set font color for subscribe button hover text color.
  • Show Newsletter 'show once' Checkbox: Yes | No
  • 'Show once' Checkbox Label: Set checkbox label
  • Display Image In Newsletter: Yes | No
  • Upload Newsletter Image: Upload image for newsletter
  • Newsletter Image Position: Set newsletter section image position to left pr right align
  • Show Background Image: Yes | No
  • Upload Newsletter Background Image: Upload image mewsletter background

Popup Box Settings

  • Popup Width: Set newsletter popup width. Specify in pixels.
  • Popup Height: Set newsletter popup height. Specify in pixels
  • Popup Padding: Set newsletter popup innner padding. Specify in numeric
  • Popup Box Border: Yes | No.
  • Popup Border Color: Set newsletter popup box border color.
  • Popup Open Effect: Fade | Elastic | None.
  • Popup Open Speed: Set popup open speed. The value should be in milliseconds.
  • Popup Open Method: Set popup open method like zoomin | ZoomOut.
  • Popup Close Effect: Fade | Elastic | None
  • Popup Close Speed: Set popup close speed. The value should be in milliseconds.
  • Popup Close Method: Set popup Close method like zoomin | ZoomOut.
  • Delay Time For Popup Appear: Set deilay time of popup. The value should be in milliseconds.
  • Show Newsletter Popup Once: True | False.
  • Cookie Expiration Time: Set cookie expiration time (In days).

Social Options

  • Enable Social Media: Yes | No
  • Social Block Title: Set title for social block.
  • Use Default Social Title Settings: Yes | No
  • Enable Facebook: Yes | No
  • Facebook Url: Enter your facebook url.
  • Use Default Icon Settings: Yes | No
  • Enable Google+: Yes | No
  • Google+ Url: Enter your Google+ url.
  • Use Default Icon Settings: Yes | No
  • Enable Twitter: Yes | No
  • Twitter Url: Enter your Twitter url.
  • Use Default Icon Settings: Yes | No
  • Enable Youtube: Yes | No
  • Youtube Url: Enter your Youtube url.
  • Use Default Icon Settings: Yes | No
  • Enable Flickr: Yes | No
  • Flickr Url: Enter your Flicker url.
  • Use Default Icon Settings: Yes | No
  • Enable Vimeo:
  • Enable Pinterest: Yes | No
  • Pinterest Url: Enter your Pinterest url.
  • Use Default Icon Settings: Yes | No
  • Enable Instagram: Yes | No
  • Instagram Url: Enter your Istagram url.
  • Use Default Icon Settings: Yes | No
  • Enable Foursquare: Yes | No
  • Foursquare Url: Enter your Foursquare url.
  • Use Default Icon Settings: Yes | No
  • Enable Tumblr: Yes | No
  • Tumblr Url: Enter your Tumblr url.
  • Use Default Icon Settings: Yes | No
  • Enable RSS: Yes | No
  • RSS Url: Enter your RSS url.
  • Use Default Icon Settings: Yes | No
  • Enable Mail: Yes | No
  • Email Address:
  • Use Default Icon Settings: Yes | No

Scroll To Top


Scroll To Top
  • Enable: Yes | No
  • Display: Only Text | Only Image | Both Text and Image
  • Position: Left | Right
  • Text On Link: Set text for scroll to top
  • Background Color: Set background color for scroll to top
  • Background Hover Color: Set background hover color for scroll to top
  • Text Colour: Set text color for scroll to top
  • Text Hover Colour: Set text hover color for scroll to top
  • Image for Link: Upload scroll to top image
  • Image for Hover Link: Upload scroll to top image

Conclusion

Shoptica is a fully responsive, creative, clean, beautiful and multipurpose Magento 2 theme with latest web design trends. It is multi-purpose professional theme for any ecommerce business like electronics, fashion, jewelery, furniture etc… with readymade layouts and color options.

The following resources will help you to become a true Magento professional:

Useful resources

Help and Support

Frequently Asked Questions

What can cause the problem:

  • - Magento cache (or external cache) was not flushed after installation of the theme.
  • - Compilation mode was not disabled before installation.
  • - Some of the theme files were not uploaded.
  • - You edited theme files and accidentally removed or changed something in the files.
  • - You have customized the theme by creating custom sub-theme and your modifications change/break the default behavior of the theme.
  • - Sometimes you have installed other theme and some elements are currently affecting the current theme.
Yes. You can easily change your theme color from Theme Cpanel > Design settings
This may be file permissions issue, or your Magento does not have access to images because of incorrect file permissions on your server. First, make sure that images were uploaded and if correct paths to those files are specified. You need to set correct file permissions for all images and folders (in most cases images are stored in pub/media directory).
Flush Magento cache in System > Cache Management, clear web browser cache/cookies for your store domain and refresh the page in your web browser.
Generally all extensions can work with all themes but sometimes they have to be integrated manually. That is because sometimes the extension and the theme override the same Magento template file so there can be a conflict.
You can completely disabled extensions from Store > Configuration > Advanced > Advanced

Massive Updates are Coming!

It's not the end. Here are some upcoming features of Shoptica

  • - Improved Layered Navigation
  • - One Step Checkout
  • - More Config Option
  • - More Theme layout

Thanks for using Shoptica Theme!

We would like to thank you for using our Shoptica Magento 2 Theme! We are very pleased you have chosen Shoptica for your next Magento store. If you have any difficulties with Shoptica theme or need any additional service, do not hesitate to contact us. We provide 24/7 Support!

Regarding customization service based on our themes or other magento related, please contact us to support@solwininfotech.com. We have an amazing team to provide customization service who have done bunch of customization projects so far, will provide you reasonable quote before start.

customization

We are very happy to assist you!