Avondale Theme

The Avondale Documentation

Unzip the theme file. Visit your Wordpress dashboard. Click on Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme > Upload the Genesis.zip file and click activate. Then upload the Avondale.zip file and click activate.

Required Plugins

Click on Plugins > Add New > Install the following plugins: Featured Custom Post Type Widget for Genesis, Genesis eNews Extended, Genesis Featured Page Advanced, Genesis Responsive Slider, Genesis Simple Share, Instagram Feed, Ninja Forms, Simple Social Icons, Widget Importer & Exporter, and if you wish to have a Shop, Woocommerce and Genesis Connect for Woocommerce.  Click activate on all plugins.

Navigation Menu

Click on Pages > Add New and create your desired pages.

Click on Appearance > Menus > Create a new menu consisting of your pages. Check to display it as the primary navigation menu. Click save.

Front Page 1

Drag the Genesis Responsive Slider widget to the widget section titled Front Page 1. Navigate to Genesis > Slider Settings and change your settings to match those in the screenshot below.

Front Page 2

Drag the Text widget to the widget section titled Front Page 2. Copy and paste the following, swap out your own information and click save.

Front Page 3

Drag the Text widget to the widget section titled Front Page 3. Copy and paste the following, swap out your own information and click save.

Front Page 4

Drag the Genesis eNews Extended widget to the widget section titled Front Page 4. Enter your Mailchimp information and click save.

Category Index Page

Drag the Genesis Featured Posts to the widget section titled Category Index Page. Do this again twice more, or for how many categories you'd like to display on your Category Index page.

Modify your settings to match those in the screenshot below.

Footer - Instagram Set Up

Click on Instagram Feed. Follow the instructions to access your Instagram token. Customize your settings via the instructions below.

Click on Appearance > Widgets and drag the text widget to the section titled Instagram Footer Area. Paste your Instagram shortcode into this widget and click save.

Custom Instagram Page

On the demo, our custom Instagram page consists of an about me image and about me blurb, social media icons, latest posts and a newsletter opt-in. You can modify your Instagram page to contain any widget you'd like.

Display Featured Images & Excerpts:

Navigate to Genesis > Theme Settings > Content Archives. Under Display, check to display Entry Excerpts. Under Featured Image, check to display the Featured Image. Modify your settings to match those in the screenshot below.

And voila! Feel free to add other widgets and customize as you see fit.

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