- Theme Installation
- Plugins Installation
- Demo Content
- Header Image
- Navigation Menu
- Featured Posts
- Featured Boxes
- Mailchimp Sign up
- Latest Posts
- Posts Featured Images
- Related Posts
- Font & Color Customization
- Elegant Shop
- Contact Form 7 (for contact form).
- Easy Google Fonts.
- MailChimp for WordPress (for subscribe forms).
- Kirki Toolkit (important for color and slider customization).
- Minimal Social Icons.
- Post Shortcodes.
- Elegant Shop.
- Multiple Featured Images.
- One Click Demo Import.
- Regenerate Thumbnails.
- WordPress Popular Posts.
- Instagram Feed.
Header Font: PT Sans
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.
From Appearance > Themes > Add New.
Upload del.zip, install and activate.
To enable and adjust the featured images sizes, reset settings in Genesis > Theme Settings > Reset Settings.
List of all Plugins
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 “alt-content”.
– Choose WIE or JSON to upload demo widgets:
And upload the file titled “alt-widgets”.
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 other menus and save them as Footer Menu, Shop Categories and The Latest.
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.
Enable featured posts widget in Customize > Featured Posts, select a category from the drop down or add the IDs of posts manually.
You can change the image size, change the location between posts, header and footer.
Mailchimp Sign up
After activating MailChimp for WordPress plugin, navigate to MailChimp for WP > Forms and create a new form.
Paste this form into the box:
Want some inbox love? get notified when there are new posts!
<label>enter your email here: </label>
<input type="email" name="EMAIL" placeholder="" required />
<input type="submit" value="Subscribe" style="opacity:0">
It will look like this:
Posts Featured Images
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 the same size, make sure to regenerate thumbnails.
Add a text widget to the Sidebar and paste the shortcode below:
[instagram-feed num=4 cols=2 imagepadding=10 showbutton=false showheader=false]
Add a text widget to Instagram Footer and paste the shortcode below:
[instagram-feed num=6 cols=6 imagepadding=10 showbutton=false showheader=false]
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:
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:
Edit the YouTube widget to add your channel ID and how many videos to show in total. Find your channel ID here.
Font & Color Customization
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.
Change the colors in Customize > Colors.
You can view Elegant Shop’s instructions here.