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Before you install your child theme, ensure you have the latest Genesis parent theme installed. If you do not, you can follow the same instructions below to install the Genesis parent theme before proceeding to install your new child theme.
- Go to Appearance > Themes and click “Add New” or “Add New Theme” button.
- Click the “Upload Theme” button.
- Click the “Choose File” button, find/select your theme zip file, and click “Open”.
- Click the “Install Now” button.
- Click the “Activate” link.
This step is optional. If you wish to install any of the plugins used in the theme demo, follow the instructions below for each.
- Go to: Plugins > Add New.
- Search for the plugin you want to install.
- Click Install Now.
- Click Activate Now.
For your convenience, an export file of the demo site is available to assist in the setup of your theme. This file is located in the xml folder of your theme.
You’ll find more information about this in the Importing Demo Content tutorial.
The following optional plugins are used in the Leif Erikson demo:
- Better Font Awesome
- Contact Form 7
- Genesis Accessible
- Genesis eNews Extended
- Genesis Simple Edits
- Genesis Simple Share
- Responsive Lightbox
In your WordPress admin, navigate to Genesis > Theme Settings.
Set a static page as your “Front page” under Settings > Reading or leave as-is to display recent posts.
Site Title / Logo Image
The theme supports both text based logo/description or a logo image. You can change this under Genesis > Theme Settings.
For a logo image, replace the logo.png and email@example.com files with your own in the theme’s “images” directory.
You may need to modify some CSS for logo background sizing in a couple areas as there is a retina friendly media query.
Under Appearance > Widgets, you’ll find the Header widget area to place your custom menu.
Sub-menus are NOT supported in this theme. Use top level menu items only.
Header (Left) Background
To switch out the header background with your own, replace the bg.jpg file in the theme’s “images” directory.
Want icons in your menu like the demo? Install the Better Font Awesome plugin as it’s not built in with this theme.
There is a single Footer Widgets area under Appearance > Widgets.