Mayestica

WordPress theme
Header Font: Amiri
Sans Serif Font: Karla

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 mayestica zip file, install and activate.

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, Contact Form 7 and others 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 widgets, customize settings and font controls

Click the button in Appearance > Import Demo Data:

If you’d like to add posts to your blog, import demo-content.xml file to Tools > Import > Run WordPress Importer.

Header Image

Add your header image in Appearance > Customize > Site Identity > Select Logo. Skip cropping to proceed if your logo has different proportions. Save & Publish.
 

1 – Upload logo.
2 – Change logo size.
3 – Sliding sidebar button and search icons distance from the top:

4 – Spacing between the header area and the rest of the blog:

5 – Mega drop down distance from the top:

Header Menu:

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, select a location from the box at the bottom (3) and save.

– Create another menu (2) or select pre-existing ones from the drop down (1).

Footer Menus:

In Appearance > Widgets > Footer 1 & Footer 2 edit the Navigation widgets and select the menus you want. You can also add more widgets if you want.

Left & Right Menus:


Left and right menus will appear on each side of the header. With these menus you can create drop down menus in Appearance > Widgets. Each tab will automatically generate a widget area where you can add any widget you want:
 

 
In the demo Genesis – Featured Posts widget is shown in the home drop down:
 

Slider

Enable the slider in Customize > Posts Slider:

1 – By default it will show your latest posts, but you can upload images manually,
2 – Or show posts from a certain category,
3 – Or show a selection of posts by adding their IDs manually.
4 – Select how many posts the slider will loop through.
5 – Select how many posts to show at once.
6 – Select one of the 3 available slider styles:

7 – Crop images or select the full size.
8 – Select image layout between portrait, landscape and square.
9 – Or set image height in pixels.

About


Enable the About widget in Customize > About Widget:

1 – Add a title.
2 – Add a subtitle.
3 – Add short text.
4 – Add a signature or email below the second image.
5 – Add a button title.
6 – Select a page for the button.
7 – Upload images.
8 – Choose the placement of the widget between header and footer.

Latest Posts

Customize the posts in the homepage, blog page and category pages in Customize > Theme Settings > Homepage Posts & Category Posts:

1 – Disable the read more button or change its title.
2 – Disable the load more button or change its title, when disabled it will be replaced with number pagination or prev/next buttons.
3 – Change the “loading…” title when the load more button is clicked.
4 – Select image layout between portrait, landscape, original and square.
5 – Crop images or select the full size.
6 – Disable meta like date and category.
7 – Disable the “shop this post” widget.
8 – Enable left or right sidebar.
9 – Change the post layout between 1 column, 2 columns, 3 columns, 4 columns, magazine and left/right.
10 – Select how posts show per page.
11 – Disable excerpts or change the word limit.

Upload Second Featured Image:

You can upload a second feature image to any post in the editor (3). See screenshot below.

Control Excerpts:

You can write a manual excerpt for posts if you’d like to avoid the auto generated excerpts (4).

Add Gallery:

You can add a gallery of images to posts (4) and to make it show up in the homepage and category pages select gallery from the post format drop down (1).

Add Video:

If you embed a video in a post you can make it show in the homepage and category pages by selecting video from the post format drop down (1).
 

Archive Page


 
The archive page will show all the published posts in a grid layout with drop downs for dates and categories on the side. Create a new page in Pages > Add New and select archive from the attributes template drop down:

 
Customize the way the posts look in this page in Customize > Theme Settings > Archive Posts:

1 – Disable the read more button or change its title.
2 – Change loading more title. Change the “loading…” title when the load more button is clicked.
3 – Select image layout between portrait, landscape and square.
4 – Crop images or select the full size.
5 – Disable meta like date and category.
6 – Change the post layout between 2 columns, 3 columns and 4 columns.
7 – Select how posts show before the load more button.

Single Posts

Featured Image:


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


 
1 – Disable excerpts or change the word limit.
2 – Add a signature text that will appear on top of the featured image.
3 – Select image layout between portrait, landscape, square and original.
4 – Crop images or select the full size.

Additional Details:

Disable Single post features in Customize > Theme Settings > Single Posts:

Enable the widget in Customize > Related Posts:

1 – Add widget title, example “More on the blog”.
2 – Choose how many posts to show in total (up to 5).
3 – Select image layout between portrait, landscape and square.
4 – Crop images or select the full size.
 
Note: If the images aren’t even, regenerate thumbnails.

Instagram

Add a text widget to Appearance > Widgets > Instagram/Pinterest Footer and paste the shortcode below:
[instagram-feed num=8 cols=8 showbutton=false showheader=false]

Add a text widget to Appearance > Widgets > Sliding Sidebar and paste the shortcode below:
[instagram-feed num=4 cols=2 showbutton=false showheader=false]

Connect your Instagram account in Instagram Feed Settings:

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

Pinterest

Add Pinterest Feed widget to Appearance > Widgets > Sliding Sidebar & Primary Sidebar. Add your username and board name:

Add your username as it appears in the address bar:

Shop The Post


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 Shop This Post:

YouTube


Edit the YouTube widget to add your channel ID and how many videos to show in total.
 
Note: For this widget to work, a YouTube API key and your channel ID are required. Follow the steps here to get your own key. Find your channel ID here.

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, enable mini cart icon and enable sidebar (optional).
– 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.

Widgets

Social Media:

Edit the social media widgets and add your links and keep the ones you don’t need empty:

Homepage Widgets:

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

Popular Posts:

You can add Popular Posts widget to “Homepage 3” with these settings (you can change the size of the images):

Sign up (Genesis eNews Extended):

In your account (more instructions in the official help):
1 – Navigate to the Audience tab.
2 – Click the Manage Audience drop-down and choose Signup forms.
3 – Select Embedded forms.
4 – Choose the “Unstyle” option.
5 – Copy the highlighted code similar to the screenshot below inside action=””, (do not include the apostrophes):

6 – Paste the code in the form action field:

7 – The rest of the fields should have EMAIL, FNAME and LNAME in capital letters.

Font & Color Customization

Fonts

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

Colors

Change the colors in Customize > Colors, you can also choose one of the premade colors.

You can view Post Popup Subscribe Plugin’s instructions here.