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WordPress theme
Header Font: Didonesque

Theme Installation

Genesis Framework Installation

The Genesis Framework must be installed before installing the theme.
Install Genesis Framework from Appearance > Themes > Add New.
Click Upload Theme, click Choose File, select the genesis zip file to upload and install.
It is not necessary to Activate the Genesis Framework.

Theme Installation

From Appearance > Themes > Add New.
Upload alt.zip, install and activate.

Theme Settings

To enable and adjust the featured images sizes, reset settings in Genesis > Theme Settings > Reset Settings.
 

Plugins Installation

Click “Begin installing plugins.” in the notice to install the necessary plugins.

List of all Plugins

Demo Content

Demo contents are the widgets and posts displayed in the theme preview. The widgets will be automatically placed in the widget areas and configured like in the preview.
 
Notes:
– You will have to edit certain widgets and pages like Genesis eNews Extended and Contact Form 7 to add your own email and settings.
– Install and activate your theme and the recommended plugins before importing the demo widgets. If a plugin is not installed and activated, any widgets related to that plugin will not import.

Import Demo Content


– Choose XML to upload demo posts and pages (for blogs without content):

And upload the file titled “alt-content”.
 
– Choose WIE or JSON to upload demo widgets:

And upload the file titled “alt-widgets”.

Header Images

Recommended header image size: 1000 x 1000 px.
If you use an image with different dimensions, you may need to crop the image in the upload process.
Add your header image in Appearance > Customize > Header Image > Add New Image.
Upload the image and crop or skip crop if available. Save & Publish.
 
you can adjust the area size if the image is too small or too large.

In Appearance > Menus, click to add a new menu:

Add a name and click “Create Menu”.
After selecting the pages and adding them to the menu bar, check “Main Menu” box at the bottom and save.

Create another menu (for the footer) and save it as the Footer Menu:

And the last menu is the categories displayed in the shop page, create a new menu and check the last location option Shop Categories.

Slider

Slider and other features are disabled by default. Enabled the slider in Customize > Slider:

You can upload images directly to the slider or select a category, or add individual IDs. You can also customize the way the slider will look like on the homepage.

Featured Posts


Enable featured posts widget in Customize > Featured Posts, select a category from the drop down or add the IDs of posts manually.

Latest Posts


Customize the posts in the homepage, blog page and category pages to your liking in Customize > Theme Settings > Posts:

Posts Featured Images


Enable featured image for single posts in Customize > Single Posts Featured Image.

Align the title box to the left or right.

Enable the widget in Customize > Related Posts:

Choose how many images to show from the drop down menu (between 2 and 5).
 
Note: If the images aren’t squares, regenerate thumbnails.

Widgets

Instagram:

Edit the Instagram widget in Instagram Header and Instagram Footer to add your Instagram link and handle:

Social Media:

Edit the social media widgets and add your links:

Shop This Style Widget:


Currently there are two popular websites where you can generate “shop this” widget:
www.shopstylecollective.com.
www.rewardstyle.com.
Both of these websites will allow you to monetize the traffic you get, but Reward Style will require you apply before you’re accepted to create an account with them.
To add the widget to the post on the homepage, edit the post and paste the code in After Entry Area:

Homepage Widgets:

You can add widgets to the homepage only, in the three sections homepage 1, 2 and 3.

YouTube:


Edit the YouTube widget to add your channel ID and how many videos to show in total. Find your channel ID here.

Call to Action Banner:

You can add a banner to your blog with the Underline Designs – Banner widget:

Font & Color Customization

Fonts

If not already installed, install Easy Google Fonts plugin and navigate to Tools > Import > WordPress.
Import alt-fonts file and you’ll be able to change the fonts in Customize > Typography.

Colors

Change the colors in Customize > Colors.

Post Shortcodes

You can view Post Shortcodes Plugin’s instructions here.

Elegant Shop

You can view Elegant Shop’s instructions here.

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