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How to add social media icons in navigation module


1. Edit your child theme's functions.php.

Add the following at the end (before closing PHP tag, if present):

add_filter('wp_nav_menu_main-menu_items','add_images', 10, 2);
function add_images($items, $args) {
        $items .= '<li class="social-icon" id="first-social-icon"><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href=""><img class="fade" style="opacity: 1; -moz-opacity: 1;" title="Follow Us on Facebook" alt="Follow Us on Facebook" src="//"></a></li>';
        $items .= '<li class="social-icon"><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="!/"><img class="fade" style="opacity: 1; -moz-opacity: 1;" title="Follow Us on Twitter" alt="Follow Us on Twitter" src="//"></a></li>';
        $items .= '<li class="social-icon"><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href=""><img class="fade" style="opacity: 1; -moz-opacity: 1;" title="Follow Us on RSS" alt="Follow Us on RSS" src="//"></a></li>';
        $items .= '<li class="social-icon"><a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="mailto:"><img class="fade" style="opacity: 1; -moz-opacity: 1;" title="E-mail Us" alt="E-mail Us" src="//"></a></li>';
    return $items;    

Note: In the above code, main-menu must be replaced with the slug of your custom menu. Ex.: If the name of your custom menu is Primary Navigation, then

add_filter('wp_nav_menu_main-menu_items','add_images', 10, 2);

must be changed to

add_filter('wp_nav_menu_primary-navigation_items','add_images', 10, 2);

2. Add the following at the end of child theme's style.css and customize it if necessary:

/* Custom Styles For The Social Media Widget Icons in Navigation */

li#first-social-icon {
    margin-left: 355px; /* Adjust this value so the icons are positioned at your desired location. */

/* {
    height: 36px;
} */ /* Needed only in certain themes like Traverse */ a, a:hover {
    padding: 1px 0 0 8px;
} a:hover {
    opacity: 0.8;
    -moz-opacity: 0.8;
    background: none;    
}, a {
    background: none;

That's it!

Sample implementations:

1. Traverse with round icons:

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Forum topic

How to display Posts from a specific category on a Page in Magazine Extension style


The instructions below outline how to have all posts from a category named Issues (ID = 18) appear on a Page titled Issues List (slug = issues-list).

1. Ensure that pretty permalinks are enabled. Create a Page titled Issues. Do not enter any content in the Page. Just enter the title and publish.

2. Save this code as page-issues-list.php. (i.e., page-<<slug>>.php)

  1. Set a title for this Page in line 12.
  2. Edit the category ID in line 21.

Upload this file to child theme directory.

3. Copy lib directory from parent Builder/extensions/magazine directory into child theme directory.

4. Add this at the end of child theme's style.css.

That's it.

Note: If a layout is applied to this Page, ensure that it (the layout) does not have an extension applied.

How to show WP-Property's Single Property View inside Builder's content module

When using WP-Property plugin for Property and Real Estate Management with a active Builder child theme, a modified property.php should be placed in child theme directory for the single property entry to appear within the content module.


The steps below are for Foundation - Blank 2.0.2 and may need to be tweaked slightly for other child themes.

1. Place a copy of wp-content/plugins/wp-property/templates/property.php in wp-content/themes/BuilderChild-Foundation-Blank

2. Wrap property.php in Builder's render_content(). Observe single.php.

Here is the customized property.php.

3. Add the following at the end of child theme's style.css:

.clearfix { display: block !important; }
.property_content .clearfix { display: inline-block !important; }


1. To display a listing of all property entries, place this shortcode in HTML view in any Page:


2. If you would like to set a view for single property entries, it can be done at My Theme -> Layouts & Views -> Views.


How to use CSS3 PIE

PIE stands for Progressive Internet Explorer. It is an IE attached behavior which, when applied to an element, allows IE to recognize and display a number of CSS3 properties.

It is used to get CSS3 properties like border-radius working in IE older than version 9.

Follow the steps below to make CSS3 PIE work in Builder:

1. Download the latest version of CSS3 PIE from here.

2. Extract the zip flle and upload to any web reachable directory.



3. Add position: relative; style to all those selectors for which you would like to use CSS3 PIE. You will of course be specifying border-radius/box-shadow etc. properties (which are supported by CSS3 PIE).


#text-6 {
position: relative;

#text-6 .widget-title {
-moz-border-radius:10px 10px 0px 0px;
-webkit-border-radius:10px 10px 0px 0px;
border-radius:10px 10px 0px 0px;
position: relative;

The above CSS is written to make a widget whose ID is text-6 rounded.

Screenshot in Firefox:


Live Site

4. Add the following in your child theme's functions.php:

function my_render_ie_pie() { ?>
<!--[if lte IE 8]>
<style type="text/css" media="screen">
   #your-css-elements-here { 
          behavior: url(''); 

add_action('wp_head', 'my_render_ie_pie', 8);

In the above, replace

  1. #your-css-elements-here with CSS selectors for which you have specified CSS 3 properties and for which you would like to use CSS3 PIE.
  2. with the URL of on your server.


Code in functions.php:

function my_render_ie_pie() { ?>
<!--[if lte IE 8]>
<style type="text/css" media="screen">
   #text-6, #text-6 .widget-title { 
          behavior: url(''); 

add_action('wp_head', 'my_render_ie_pie', 8);

Now border-radius property for #text-6 and #text-6 .widget-title will work in IE 8 and below.

Screenshot in IE 8:



  1. This particular example does not render properly in IE 7 probably because of using PIE on an element inside another element. This is the behavior coming from PIE itself and not Builder. Screenshot.
  2. IE 9 supports border-radius natively. So PIE will not be used in IE 9.

That's it!


How to set up Shopp in iThemes Builder

Shopp is an e-commerce plugin that adds a feature-rich online store to your WordPress-powered website or blog.

Shopp works out of the box in Builder without the need to edit any template files.

The steps below outline how Shopp can be set up in Builder:

1. After Shopp has been installed and activated, it will create four placeholder pages.


Each of these pages include Shopp-specific shortcodes that are replaced with dynamic content generated by Shopp.

2. Go to Shopp -> Settings, Continue to Shopp Setup...

Go through the various settings and fill them out. Refer to links at the bottom of this page for details on these settings.

3. Presentation Settings:

Make sure you have saved the settings that have been entered in the previous options thus far, if any, before proceeding further.

a) Click on Use Custom Templates button.

b) Create a directory in your active theme (Builder child theme) named shopp. You can either use a FTP client or your hosting cPanel file manager for this.


c) Reload the Presentation Settings in the WordPress/Shopp admin and click Install Theme Templates button.

At this point, Shopp will make a copy of the built-in default templates into the newly created shopp directory within your active theme.

d) Tick Enable theme templates and save changes.

4. Now you are ready to add products. Go to Shopp -> Products. Click Add New. Enter the details and save the product.

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Note: After a product image has been added, if its thumbnail does not appear i.e., if it looks like:


go to Shopp -> Settings -> System and uncheck Enable Flash-based uploading next to Upload System. Save changes.

You will have to edit the products and add images again.


Shop page (Products listing page)

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Live Demo:

Product page

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Cart page

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