Thank you for your purchase of the Coffee And Sundays WordPress Theme! Following is the installation guide to help you set up.
- blogpixiecoffeeandsundays.zip (do not unzip)
- genesis.zip (do not unzip)
IMPORTANTIf you have Bluehost – make sure the Bluehost Website Builder plugin and theme are deleted before you start. You can find these in Appearance > Themes, and in the Plugins section. You can ask Bluehost to remove them. Their website builder will cause your site to crash as soon as you upload a custom theme. You will need to follow the instructions step-by-step to install the theme successfully.
Steps To Follow 1. Install Genesis 2. Install Theme 3. Install Plugins 4. Regenerate Thumbnails 5. Add Your Header Image 6. Set Up Your Menu 7. Set Up Your Side Bar 8. Add Your Instagram Feed 9. Add Contact Form 10. Add Read More Button
1. Install GenesisFirstly you will need to install the Genesis Framework. In your WordPress menu go to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme. Upload the genesis.zip file. Do not activate it.
2. Install ThemeTo install your theme, do the same steps above (Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme) and upload the blogpixiecoffeeandsundays.zip file. Once uploaded, you can activate this one! Next, in your WordPress menu go to Dashboard > Updates and update Genesis so that you have the latest version.
3. Install PluginsFollowing are the Plugins you’ll need to install and activate to run with your theme. Go to Plugins > Add New > then use the Search bar to search the names of the ones mentioned below. For each one, click “Install Now” then “Activate”. Contact Form 7 – You can add a contact form to your Contact page. Classic Widgets – So you can set up your site widgets easily Image Widget (the one by “The Events Calendar”) – Used for your side bar profile pic. Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed – Display your Instagram Feed. Portfolio Post Type – Enables a portfolio post type and taxonomies. Regenerate Thumbnails – Regenerate the thumbnails of your images. Simple Social Icons – Add social media icons to top menu and side bar. Woocommerce – Only install this one if you want to run a shop on your blog.
4. Regenerate ThumbnailsIf your blog is brand new / doesn’t have any images then you can skip this step! If you have existing images on your website, your images don’t know yet that they are supposed to be using the new image sizes of your new theme. You’ll need to resize your images using the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin so they can have the same size as the images shown in the demo,
- Go to Tools > Regenerate Thumbnails.
- Click Regenerate Thumbnails for All Attachments
- Do not exit the page until the process has completed 100%
5. Add Your Header ImageGo to Appearance > Header and click Add New Image. Upload your header image / logo. It will need to be 1123px by 300px. If you already have a logo and it’s a different size, simply use Canva to create a new design at custom dimensions of 1123×300. Add your logo image onto the background and save to upload. The font used for the header in the demo is Signature Collection. I have a FREE header image offer – please see the listing images here for more information (limited time only).
6. Set Up Your Menu
Page Links + CategoriesBefore creating your menu, make sure you’ve created some pages in the Pages section of your WordPress menu. If you’d like the Categories drop down in your menu, you’ll need to make sure you’ve created some categories by going to Posts > Categories and add your categories there. If you’ve done neither of these things, you’ll have nothing to add to your menu.
Create Your Menu1. Go to Appearance > Menus 2. Give your menu a name (eg. Main Menu) and click Create Menu 3. Add the pages/categories you want to have in your menu by selecting them from the left side. 4. Under Menu Settings (at the bottom of the page), select “Primary Navigation Menu” 5. Click “Save Menu” To create a drop down, eg Categories:
- Add a custom link to your menu (give it the title ‘Categories’ and link it to your blog URL)
- Add your Categories to your menu (you can select them from the left side), eg. Beauty, Lifestyle, Personal
- Make sure the Categories (Beauty, Lifestyle, Personal) are sitting just under the Categories title, then drag each of them slightly to the right and you will see them snap lock to be sitting underneath Categories but off to the right (see image below). This means these words will drop down under the title that’s sitting above them.
- Click Save Menu
Social Media IconsGo to Appearance > Widgets and click the drop down arrow on the Nav Social Menu section. Drag the Simple Social Icons button from the options on the left into the Nav Social Menu section. Add your URLS for all the social accounts you have and click save.
7. Set Up Your Side BarIn your WordPress menu go to Appearance > Widgets. This section here is your side bar: Image Widget: This is your profile pic and bio. Upload a square profile pic (it will change to a circle) and add your bio into the ‘Caption’ section. In the “size” drop down, select “profile-pic”. Save the widget. To add the About Me button, add this code under your bio (make sure you add in the link to your about page):
Custom HTML: This is where you can add the pink contact envelope shown on the live demo. Paste in the following code:
<a class="more-link" href="https://linktoyouraboutpage">About me</a>
Simple Social Icons: You’ll need to drag this widget into this section, like you did earlier for the top menu. Then fill out your social URLs again. Search: Add a title if needed (eg. “Search The Blog”) Categories: Add the Categories widget Genesis – Featured Posts: You will need to drag this widget into this section, then give it the title Popular Posts. Use the following settings: Custom HTML: And the last widget you’ll need to drag in is another Custom HTML widget. Give it the title Pinterest. Add in the following code and replace YOURUSERNAME with your Pinterest username.
<center><a href=https://LINKTOYOURCONTACTPAGE><img src=https://coffeeandsundays.blogpixie.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/envelope.png></a></center>
<center><a data-pin-do="embedUser" data-pin-board-width="280" data-pin-scale-height="240" data-pin-scale-width="80" href="https://www.pinterest.com/YOURUSERNAME"></a></center> <script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script>