Hello there!!!! You are here because you just purchase my Bluebell Theme from my shop (if you are just looking that is okay too) … so let’s get started!
You just downloaded the theme now what? Follow these easy steps to get your theme installed in no time.
- Login to your WordPress dashboard > Click Appearance > Click Themes
- Click upload new theme
- Install Genesis Framework (if not installed already) You must do this FIRST otherwise Bluebell will not install correctly – once installed go to the next step
- Install Bluebell Theme (like you did above)
- If you need a more details tutorial, read this post How To Install Your Theme
- Enjoy and follow the tutorials below on how to customize your site like the demo
- Genesis eNews Extended
- Jetpack by WordPress.com
- jQuery Pin It Button for Images
- Simple Social Icons
- WP Instagram Widget
- Genesis Responsive Slider
Share Icons At Bottom of Post
To have the “share this” at the bottom of each post, Jetpack by WordPress.com must be activated and the sharing option has to be set up. Once set up they will automatically show up at the bottom of each post. To have it show on the home page, make sure you select “Home Page” in the “Show buttons on” area of the set up.
Read More Feature
To get the “READ MORE” summary to show on the home page, go to the Genesis theme settings (Genesis > Theme Settings) and scroll down to Content Archives and set up like the follow image:
If you notice that your thumbnails are not matching up correctly, install a plugin called Regenerate Thumbnails to resize your thumbnails. Don’t worry it will not effect your images, just resize the thumbnail to make it all look uniformed.
Slider On Homepage
To set up the slider on the homepage make sure you have installed the Genesis Responsive Slider plugin.
Configure the slider in the Genesis Slider Settings (Genesis > Slider Settings), set it up like the example below (just change the categories to the one you want to display in your slider.
Now lets display it on your homepage, go to the widget area and drag the “Genesis Responsive – Slider” to the Slider widget.
Color Codes For Theme:
- #5d5d5d (gray)
- #333333 (dark gray)
- #d79297 (purple)
- #8097a1 (blue)
Header/Logo Image Size:
- 600 × 235 pixels.
Pin It Button:
To use the “pin it” button that I included in your theme, use the plugin jQuery Pin It Button for Images and set it up like the demo.
Settings > jQuery Pin It Button for Images Lite
Click Visual > Pin image > Select Custom
(upload your image and grab the URL link or use the uploader on this setup page. Different image is used for example.