EM4U - Install and Config Events WordPress Theme

We would like to thank you for purchasing our theme! We are very pleased you have chosen our theme for your website, you will not be disappointed! Before you get started, please be sure to always check out these documentation files. We outline all kinds of good information, and provide you with all the details you need to use our theme.

WordPress Information

To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed.

To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. If you need help installing WordPress, follow the instructions in WordPress Codex or you can watch the Instructional Video. Below are all the useful links for WordPress information.


WordPress Codex – general info about WordPress and how to install on your server

Instructional Video – How To install wordpress

• First Steps With WordPress – general information that covers a wide variety of topics

• FAQ New To WordPress – the most popular FAQ’s regarding WordPress

• WP101 Basix Training videos – some great videos from WPTuts on WordPress



- To use theme, you must be running WordPress 4.4 or higher, PHP 7.x or higher, and mysql 5 or higher. Follow below checklist to ensure your host can work well with theme: 

+ Your web host has the minimum requirements to run WordPress.

+ They are running the latest version of WordPress.

+ You can download the latest release of WordPress from official WordPress website.

+ You did create best secure passwords FTP and Database.


Some settings for Server/Hosting

Host supports: allow_url_fopen: true
max_execution_time = 180
max_input_time = 600
post_max_size = 128M
upload_max_filesize = 256M

The our team are always happy to help you with any questions or recommendations you have about the our theme.

If you need any help or support please contact us through Forum: https://ovatheme.ticksy.com/

Find purchase code:

Then open file and find "Item Purchase Code" like

Item Purchase Code: cdf581e0-ed42-41a2-ab3f-26bb5fb9c874


After purchasing our theme from Themeforest, you will need to download theme package for your use. To download the package, please login to your Themeforest account, navigate to “Downloads”, click the “Download” button in the left of the theme, choose “All files & documentation” to download our theme package to your computer. The theme package includes:

Theme File: Includes em4u.zip file that consists of everything you need to install the theme.

Child Theme File: Includes em4u-child.zip file 

Demo Import Folder: Includes .xml, .wie, .json file for import content, cubeportoflio, widget

Plugins Folder: Include all local plugins use in theme

Changelog file: Include readme.txt. Read to know changes in all version.

Documentation Folder: Includes Documentation file that helps you get to know about theme and guides you to build your site with our theme.

Licensing Folder: Includes the licensing files of Themeforest purchase.

The theme supports 2 way to install theme: Manual Install and Auto Install

1: Manual Install


Step 1 : From Admin Menu click Appearence >> Themes >> Add New


Step 2: Install Parent Theme em4u.zip


Step 3: Install and Active Child Theme em4u-child.zip

Step 4: Install and Active Plugins

Step 5: Import demo data

From Admin Menu click Tool >> Import >> Install Now


Import widget data: Tool >> Widget Importer & Exporter


Import CubePortoflio Plugin: Cube Portfolio >> Import/Export


Step 6: Config Menu

From Admin Menu click Appearance >> Menus


Step 7: Choose Home Page and Blog Page

From Admin Menu click Seetings >> Reading 

Step 8: Go to frontend to enjoy your results !


2: Auto Install 

- You have to install theme from STEP 1 to STEP 4 like above instruction then Click Appearance >> Import Demo Data >> Wait some minutes and go to frontend to enjoy your results "


Wacth Video: Install Theme here:



Note: After import demo data, please import data for cube portfolio: Import CubePortoflio Plugin: Cube Portfolio >> Import/Export





1: Automatically updated the theme when a new version is released:

Step 1: Install and Active Envato Market WordPress Plugin

Go to to download: https://envato.com/market-plugin/

Step 2: Config Envato Market Plugin

From the left side, click: Envato Market >> Settings

Step 3: Update the theme

From the left side, click: Envato Market >> Themes

You will see notification for updating the theme like the bellow image. Click "update available" that is a link to update the theme automatically.

Step 4: Update Cube Portoflio Plugin

- You DON'T DELETE plugin in backend, you have to update this plugin via FTP software.

- Download package file from themeforest then unzip, you will see Cubepoftfolio folder in PLugin folder.

- Upload this folder to wp-content/plugins/ folder in your server.

Step 5: Update other plugin

Click Plugins menu item from left panel, you will see all plugins with notify update.

2: Update theme by manually via FTP or via WordPress Admin Panel :

a, Re-download theme package from https://themeforest.net/downloads
b, Download "All files & documentation" : 

c, Extract the package .ZIP file
d, Open file: Changelog/readme.txt to know plugins, file changed.
d, Use FTP client software (FileZilla, SmartFTP, CuteFTP, etc...) to upload theme or plugins to your hosting.
+ If update theme: upload and override new theme to folder wp-content/themes on your host
+ if update plugin, delete old plugin and find new plugin in Plugins folder 


Appearance >> Customize >> Typography setting

Appearance >> Customize >> Header Global


- Edit Header in DeskTop


- Edit Header in When scroll page


- Edit Logo in mobile

Appearance >> Customize >> Blog Settings

Appearance >> Customize >> Countdown Settings

Appearance >> Customize >> Login/Register Menu Settings

Appearance >> Customize >> Layout Global

Appearance >> Customize >> Woocommerce Setting

Form Admin Menu click Events Manager >> Settings

1: General Settings: Allow change slug of Category, Event, Speaker current to make url friendly 



2: Basic Settings


Archive Events

Search Settings

Event Detail Settings

3: Speakers Settings


4: Venue Settings


5: Checkout Settings

+ Cart Page: You have to choose page that included shortcode in page: [ovaem_cart]

+ Checkout Page: You have to page that included shortcode in page: [ovaem_checkout]



6: Mail Template

+ You can choose attachment file in mail:

Only QR code

Only PDF Ticket,

Both (QR code & PDF Ticket)

None: Dont send attachment file

+ Allow config to send mail to Admin, Attendess, Organizer

+ Supoprt 2 PDF Ticket Template

+ Allow embed logo in Ticket. This logo can override by logo in Event.

+ Support Barcode with Code128 or Code39

+ Support QR code

+ Allow show/hide fields in PDF Ticket

+ Allow change Size, Color of filed in PDF Ticket


7: Front-end Submission

8: ReCaptcha

Add ReCaptcha for Register Form Event

Click Events Manager >> All Events >> Add New Event


- Global Information:

+ Name

+ Content: You can use Visual Composer to make content

+ Category

+ Location (State, City)

+ Tags

+ Choose Header Version

+ Choose Footer Version

+ Allow choose New Logo in header for this event

+ Choose Logo display in Desktop, Scroll Page, Mobile with width, height in each screen.



- Insert Content in Basic Tab

+ Order: Use to display by Custom Order at Archive Event or Element Visual Composer

+ Feature: Use in some  Elements Visual Composer

+ Date From day to day

+ You have to insert logo.png that will include in Ticket.

+ Room (option)

+ Choose Venue

+ Address

+ Map - You can find in Map or  insert Latidue, Longitude


Schedule Tab: Allow make schedule in Event.

+ You can add unlimited Day also session of schedule.

+ Allow choose speaker from list ( You can add new speaker in Events Manager >> Speaker )


Gallery Tab: Make gallery that you see in detail event

You can add unlimit image for gallery



Allow make sponsor.

+ You can add Unlimit Level for Sponsor

+ Add Unlimit image, link for each level.


Organizer tabYou can add info of organizer here



Ticket Tab: Make Price table. Add Unlimit Price Table

- Make Free Ticket

+ You have to insert Package ID, Package,

Pay Method: Free

Number Tickets - Support Remaining Ticket 

+ Insert Certificate File (option) that include in attachment mail

+ Description for ticket

+ Avaiable dates for Tickets selling: When do you want to display Ticket Table at frontend.


Suport Booking via Offline, Paypal, Stripe Payment Gateway

+ You have to insert Package ID, Package, 

Pay Method: Other Pay Gateway

+ Price: Only insert Number

+ Currency: Insert text

+ Number Tickets - Support Remaining Ticket 

+ Insert Certificate File (option) that include in attachment mail

+ Description for ticket

+ Avaiable dates for Tickets selling: When do you want to display Ticket Table at frontend.


Support Booking via Woocomerce

+ You have to insert Package ID, Package, 

Pay Method: Paid Woo

+ Choose Product In Woo: You have to choose a product in Woocommerce

+ Price: Only insert Number

+ Currency: Insert text

+ Insert Certificate File (option) that include in attachment mail

+ Description for ticket

+ Avaiable dates for Tickets selling: When do you want to display Ticket Table at frontend.

In Product Event of woocommerce you have to choose relate to event



- Make External Ticket:

Booking via external link



Click Events Manager >> Event Categories 


Go to Events Manager >> Location

+ Parent Location is State at frontend

+ Child Location is City at frontend

CLick Events Manager >> Speakers

CLick Events Manager >> Venue


 Manage Order who booking ticket: Click Events Manager >> Orders


- Detail an Order

Ticket List:

You can edit Ticket: Allow send ticket, edit status, verify ticket


Event Manager >> Coupon >> Add new Coupon

Discount by Rate or Amount. 

The coupon will use in cart page


Allow Export information of Attendees


- For example CSV File:

Valid: The ticket is Valid when Order completed and the ticket not scanned ago.

Invalid: The order incompleted or the ticket scanned ago.


Method 1: For Client check ticket 

- Scan QR Code by camera phone

- Click link that camera display, You will receive either value: Valid or Invalid


Method 2: for admin if  want to update status after the ticket is scanned

- Login website with admin account. Note access in phone

- Scan QR Code by camera phone

- Click link that camera display, You will receive either value: Valid or Invalid


Method 3: You can check ticket in website by path:  your_domain/?qrcode=your_qr_code


Fromt Frontend click My Account >> Manage Booking

When you click Download Button, you will get all PDF Ticket, QR Code Image, Certification (if the option is yes). The customer only download ticket again, if they login website before booking event.
The website can require login before checkout in EventList > Settings >> Checkout >> Login before booking: Yes

Click Events Manager >> Tags


- How to display List, Archive Event ?

This is page default of event manager plugin so you only add it in menu with path like: Your-Domain/event or Your-domain/slug-event (If you changed slug event in Event Manager >> Settings).


- How to change style of List, Archive Event ?

+ Events Manager >> Settings >> Basic Settings >> List Events Setting


- How to change field search in List, Archive Event ?

+ Events Manager >> Settings >> Basic Settings >> Search Setting



- Show hide field in event detail 

+ Events Manager >> Settings >> Basic Settings >> Event Detail Settings

Make new page with visual composer, when you click Add Element, you will see some elements event like:

1: Categories element Allow make thumbnail category with link

+ At Frontend


2: Category Filter

+ Allow display multi style,

+ Filter content with Upcoming, Past, Featud, Created Date

+ More.....


3) Seach Event Full

You can show/hide any field 


4) Search Simple

+ Only display name field to seach


5) Event Slider Two: Currently it is display at megamenu

+ Allow Filter with Featured, Past, Upcoming, Created Date

+ Order by with: Start time, End time, Order field in attribute event, Created Date

6) Event Slider

+ Allow Filter with Featured, Past, Upcoming, Created Date

+ Order by with: Start time, End time, Order field in attribute event, Created Date

7) Speaker List:




8) Venue List Slider



9) Ticket Event: Allow choose an event to display price table




10) Schedule Event: Allow choose an event to display schedule



11) Simple Event Allow choose an event to display information



12) Some Other Element



You can find widgets in: Appearance >> Widgets

1) OVAEM Search Event

Allow Show/Hide any field


2) OVAEM All Categories: Dispaly all category of event

3) OVAEM List Events: Allow event filter with : Upcoming, Featured, Past, Created Date. Also order by with Start time, end time, order field in attribute event, created date.

4) OVAEM Speacial Event: Allow choose an event to display

5) OVAEM Tags Event: Dipslay event tag not post tag


1) Upcoming Event Page

From Admin Menu click Pages >> Add New Page >> In Page Attribute choose Template: Upcoming Event Template


2) Featured Event Page

From Admin Menu click Pages >> Add New Page >> In Page Attribute choose Template: Featured Event Template


3) Past Event Page

From Admin Menu click Pages >> Add New Page >> In Page Attribute choose Template: Past Event Template



Step 1: User have to setup with Role: Events Manager

Setup default user when register : Settings >> General >> New user default Role: Events Manager


Step 2: Login to backend >> Choose Dasborad >> Events Manager >> Add New Event

Step 3: Admin can review before submit event: Events Manager >> Settings >> User Submit Settings




You can change Archive, Single Event, Speaker, Venue, Cart, Checkout .... in plugins.

Step 1: Make folder in theme/child-theme: Themes/em4u/ovaem-templates/ or Themes/em4u-child/ovaem-templates/

Step 2: Copy all files or some files from Plugins/ova-events-manager/templates/ to Themes/em4u-child/ovaem-templates/

Example: Change Event Archive template in Themes/em4u-child/ovaem-templates/archive-event.php

Example: Change Event Single template in Themes/em4u-child/ovaem-templates/single-event.php

Customzie template in Events Manager Plugin

Woocommerce >> Settings


- You don't have to active license visual compsoer to use because we purchased extend license for this theme.

- Config visual compsoer: Go to Visual Composer >> Role manager


Go to Settings >> Reading

Front Admin Menu click Contact >> Contact Form 1 >> From tab and insert code

<div class="event_contact">
<div class="group-form">[text* your-name placeholder "Your Name"]</div>
<div class="group-form">[email* your-email placeholder "Your Email"]</div>
<div class="group-form">[text* your-subject placeholder "Your Subject"]</div>
<div class="group-form">[textarea* your-message placeholder "Your Message"]</div>
<div class="submit">[submit "SEND MESSAGE"]</div>
- In Contact >> Contact Form 1 >> Mail tab insert like here:

From Admin Menu click Mail Chimp for WP >> Form >> Insert code

<div class="ova_mailchimp">
  <div class="info">To Get Nearly Updates</div>
<input type="email" name="EMAIL" class="email" placeholder="Your email address" required /><input type="submit" value="Sign up" class="submit" />
  <div class="list">
    <label>List choice</label>
        <input name="_mc4wp_lists" type="radio" value="967716b5d5" required=""
        checked="true"> <span>Web</span>
You can see shortcode format that use to include in page.

- In Landing Page Menu you have use custom link like #about


In Page you have to insert ID for each section

For Example make Megamenu with 3 columns

Parent Menu: 

Column 1: You can insert child menu item or display a shortcode like:


Column 2: Display Menu Item


Column 3: Like column 2



Font Class use in theme:

Fontawsome: https://fontawesome.com/icons?d=gallery&m=free

Eleganticon: http://demo.ovathemes.com/documentation/em4u/eleganticons/

Flaticon: http://demo.ovathemes.com/documentation/em4u/flaticon/


- Use "Loco Translate" plugin to translate theme to your language

Translate Text in Theme, Plugin: From left panel click Loco choose theme or plugin need to translate.
This is example translate plugin:

Step 1:

Step 2:

Step 3:

Step 4:

Go to Frontend to check result

- Checkout Event Error:

+ Please check surely your host support allow_url_fopen

+ The Logo in ticket have to use .png

- Don't send PDF Ticket, QR Code, Cerfical File to email

+ Your host allow to send mail

+ Go to Events Manager >> Settings >> Mail Template Settings and find

Attachment QR,PDF in Mail: Choose QR Code or Both not none

Attachment File Certificate in Mail: Yes

Paypal doesn't working:

We are using IPN Paypal, so you have to enable IPN in your account and insert url here: your-domain/wp-content/plugins/ova-events-manager-paypal​/inc/update_order.php​