WordPress Template
Header Font: Raleway

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, 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.
– 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 “cntrl-content”.
– Choose WIE or JSON to upload demo widgets:

And upload the file titled “cntrl-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:


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.

Homepage Featured Images

You can upload up to three featured images for each post:

You can also choose the size of the images in Image Layout:

By default it will show images in portrait.

Posts Featured Images

Enable featured image cover for posts and pages in Customize > Posts/Pages Featured Image.

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.


Add a text widget to the sidebar and paste the shortcode below:
[instagram-feed num=4 cols=2 showbutton=false showheader=false imageres=full]
Add a text widget to Instagram Footer and paste the shortcode below:
[instagram-feed num=12 cols=6 showbutton=false showheader=false imageres=full]

Connect your Instagram account in Instagram Feed Settings:

And disable the responsive layout as well as remove “Padding around Images” in Instagram Feed > Customize:

Shop The Post

Currently there are two popular websites where you can generate “shop this” widget:
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:

WooCommerce Settings

If you have WooCommerce plugin activated, you can follow these steps to have your shop look similar to the demo:
– In Customize > WooCommerce > Product Catalog, set products per row to 2.
– In Customize > WooCommerce > Product Images, the images are cropped to 500px and 3:4 ratio:

– Make sure you have the plugin Genesis Connect for WooCommerce installed and activated.

Social Media

Edit the social media widgets and add your links:

Content Archive

You can change the number of columns or the number of posts to show on the category pages in Customize > Theme Settings > Content Archives:

You also have the option of changing the size of the images to fit your needs.

Font & Color Customization


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


Change the colors in Customize > Colors.