A setup guide and general information to help you get the most out of your new theme.
This document covers the installation, setup, and use of this theme and provides answers and solutions to common problems and issues. We encourage you to read this document thoroughly if you are experiencing any difficulties.
Theme Demo: http://demo.s5themes.com/?theme=serenities
Theme Page: http://www.s5themes.com/theme/serenities
Setup guide and general information.
1. Getting Started
To install this theme, you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For information in regard to installing the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex – http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress
When you are ready to install a theme, you must first upload the theme files and then activate the theme itself. The theme files can be uploaded in two ways:
- FTP Upload: Using your FTP program, upload the unzipped theme folder into the /wp-content/themes/ directory on your server.
- WordPress Upload: Navigate to Appearance > Add New Themes > Upload. Go to browse, and select the zipped theme file. Click “Install Now” and the theme will be uploaded and installed.
Once the theme is uploaded, you need to activate it. Go to Appearance > Themes and activate your chosen theme.
Once activated, a new menu item will appear on the left admin menu named “Theme Options“. It’s important to click that menu item and “Save” the default options.
2. Theme Features
This theme was designed with simplicity in mind, so setting it up should be a pretty straightforward process for everybody.
The theme comes with features that you can control easily via our user-friendly theme admin panel.. You can find these features below:
- Easy to setup, Theme Options Page
- Custom Logo and Favicon supported
- Typography, Google Web Fonts supported
- Built-in Pagination
- Social icons
- Simple SEO
- Stats code supported
- Custom Menu
3. Custom Menu
While the theme includes one custom menu location, you can also create custom menus for use within the custom menu widget.
To set up your custom menus, navigate to Appearance > Menus.
Give your menu a name and build it up using the available widgets. You can add a variety of items including pages, categories, and custom links. To extend the available widgets, click the screen options tab at the very top of the screen and configure your options. Once you have built your menu, save it, and use it on the Main Menu location or within a custom menu widget Appearance > Widgets (like the one in the footer)
4. Theme Options
The theme comes with an easy-to-use administration panel. You can access it by navigating to Admin > Theme Options. The theme options are conveniently spread over a number of tabs each containing the options that pertain to a particular area of the theme.
You can upload your own logo to use along with a text title, like on the theme demo, or enable only image logo to be displayed. If you choose to have only a text logo simply don’t upload any image at all.
You can configure what category of posts should be displayed on the homepage.
Here you can configure special fonts to be used on the website. By default, Wanderlust uses Raleway for the body text and Merriweather for headers.
By completing these fields, you’ll enable the social buttons (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, E-mail) that are displayed on the main sidebar.
Here you can set the contact info for your website. Those will be displayed on a page that uses the Contact template.
This section is made to help you with a few SEO settings. If you have a dedicated plugin for SEO, just uncheck the option on the page.
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