Here is some basic documentation to help setup your Theme. If you run into any issues, create a post in the Community Forums and we’ll be more than happy to help 🙂
Below are the list of Plugins that we use in most of our Theme Demos. These plugins are free, and not required for the theme to work/function, but are useful if you want to add these features in your site.
The Theme Customizer allows you to change the design of your theme without using any code!
To get started, first head over to your WordPress Admin, then go to Appearance > Customize to access the Theme Customizer.
Here are the list of options you can change with the Customizer –
- Logo/Header Image
- Theme Colors – Automatically change Links, Buttons, and Homepage Backgrounds Colors.
- Site Title & Tagline
- Front Page Background Images
- Plenty More!
How to Change Home Page Background Images
If you’re Theme features background images in the demo, then you can change those images by using the Theme Customizer. To access the Customizer, head over to your WordPress Admin, then go to Appearance > Customize and you’ll see the options to change the background images under the Tab/Link labeled Front Page Background Images. From there you can change the background images of the homepage.
The default size of the demo images are 1800px width, and 1200px height. You can of course change this to whatever size you prefer for your site. Keep in mind, the images are designed to be large, full width and cover the entire area of each widget location.
How to Add Homepage Widgets
To activate a Widget Area, simply add any widget you want into it’s place. Once you do this, the Widget Area will activate and show up on your homepage.
If you don’t need to use all of the available widget locations on your homepage, leaving them blank will deactivate/prevent them from showing.
The same process works for your Sidebar Widget Areas as well.
Home Bottom 1
Home Bottom 2
Home Bottom 3
Home Bottom Message
Home Bottom Footer
In this widget area we’re using the Genesis eNews Widget to display the Newsletter Sign Up form that you see. You can download this plugin for free here – https://wordpress.org/plugins/genesis-enews-extended/
Import/Duplicate the widgets from your Theme’s Demo Page
You can automatically import the widget content from the Theme’s Demo by following the tutorial here – http://appfinite.com/tutorials/how-to-import-the-demo-content/ You can download this Import file to use when uploading the demo content – https://www.dropbox.com/s/ypgvad2sgeonapu/demo.appfinite.net-legacy-widgets.wie?dl=0