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Flow Definitions

  • Themify Flow (AKA "Flow Framework") is a standard WordPress theme that you install in your WordPress site (Appearance > Themes). Sometimes we may refer to it as the "Flow Framework".
  • Flow Addons are the plugins that are specifically built to use with Themify Flow. You can install Flow addons by going to your WP-admin > Plugins.
  • Flow Menu is the slide-out menu that appears on the frontend. It’s located at the top right corner where you can choose to add and edit content related with the Flow framework.
  • Flow Theme is the theme that’s built with Themify Flow. This theme require the Flow framework in order to import/use the Flow theme. You can import Flow themes in WP-admin > Themify Flow > Themes > Add via Import.
  • Flow Template is the template that is used to render the page layout.
    • Template Type refers to the type of templates used when rendering the page in different views: Archive, Single, and Page.
      • Archive refers to the default home page, category, search, archive, and tag pages, etc.
      • Single is the post page (also known as "Single").
      • Page┬áis the static page.
    • Template Regions refers to the regions of the template.
      • Header is the top region of the page where the site logo and menu are normally placed.
      • Content is where the content displays.
      • Sidebar is the side container where widgets are placed.
      • Footer is the bottom region of the page, normally used to display credits text.
  • Flow Template Part is the re-useable layout part used in Flow Templates such as: Header, Sidebar, and Footer. Picture template parts as library objects or PHP include files.
  • Styling Panel is the panel where you add styling.
    • Global Styling is the styling of the theme global elements such as main body, font, headings, form elements, etc.
    • Custom CSS is the additional CSS code that is added via the Custom CSS panel (generally used by developers with CSS knowledge).
  • Builder is the drag & drop tool which you use to design layouts.
    • Module Panel is the panel where you can find all available modules.
    • Module Category is the category of the modules (the module category tabs is located above the modules on the Module Panel). Module category is organized in the following categories: Global, Archive, Single, Page, and Content. The purpose of module category is to show the relevant modules for different template types (eg. when you edit an Archive template, the "Archive" module category will be active).
    • Module is the individual component that you can drop in the layout (eg. Site Logo, Tagline, Menu, etc.).
    • Active Module is the module that is being dropped on the layout.
    • Row refers to the rows on the builder grid. Sub-row is the row that is nested in a row.
    • Column refers to column in a row. Each row can configure up to 6 columns.
    • Gutter is the vertical spacing in between the columns.
  • Custom CSS Class is the additional CSS class(es) can be added in: Templates, Template Parts, Rows, and Modules. It is mainly used by developers to style specific elements with custom CSS.
  • Excerpt / Content
    • Content is the full content of the post/page where you entered in the editor.
    • Excerpt is short extract text from the post/page content. In excerpt output, HTML tags (such as images, heading tags, links, etc.) are striped out.
  • Taxonomy is like a grouping/category of a post type. Taxonomies are normally created by plugins which associated with custom post types.
  • Child Theme is a WordPress theme that is based on a parent theme. Child theme is normally created by developers to extend and modify the functionality of the parent theme.