Please note: This article is specifically for the Springfield theme.


INSTALLING THE THEME

So you’ve purchased Springfield & you’re ready to get started– great!

When you download the theme package, you will receive a zipped folder titled “Springfield_theme“.  Unzip this first folder. Within the unzipped theme package, you will find a number of folders such documentation, logo image files, etc. There is also 1 additional zipped folder within, titled “springfield.zip“.

Important: DO NOT unzip this “springfield.zip” folder! This particular .zip folder should remain zipped.

1- Go to your Dashboard, navigate to Appearance –> Themes –> Click Add new –> Click Upload –> Upload theme file, then click Activate.

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2- After uploaded the theme, A message appears, Click Begin Installing plugins

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3- Check all plugins, select install, click Apply

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4- Click Return to Required Plugins Installer

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5 – Check all plugins again, but select Activate, then click Apply.

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HOMEPAGE SETTINGS:

By default, the Homepage of wordpress is a Blog page that show only the posts. To make your Homepage looks like the demo of Springfield theme:

1- First, go to your Dashboard –> navigate to Pages –>

  • Create a “Home” page, look at the right side: Template –> Select “Homepage

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  • Create a Blog page

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2- Navigate to Settings –> Reading –> check “A Static page“, then

  • At Front page –> Select Home page (that you’ve just created)
  • At Posts page –> Select Blog page

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ADDING IMAGES FOR SLIDER

Go to your Dashboard –> navigate to the Slider –> create a few of Slides for your blog. Remember to add the Feature image for the Slides.

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ACTIVATE THE MENU BAR

  1. Navigate to Appearance –> Menus –> Create a new Menu if you have not yet. Adding the Home and Blog items to your Menu.
  2. Check “Primary Menu” to activate this menu.

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SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS AND FOOTER SETTINGS

  • Navigate to Appearance –> Customize 

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  • Add your social media accounts at Social media settings
  • Add/edit the copyright text at Footer Settings

 


Now we will add the sections for the Homepage such as: Promo Boxes, About, Gallery, Lastest Posts… Take a look to the next article.