The Marilyn 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 Marilyn.zip file and click activate.
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.
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.
Front Page 2
The Front Page 2 widget is empty on the demo. You can choose to use a widget in this space or keep it empty.
Front Page 3
Drag the Genesis eNews Extended widget to the widget section titled Front Page 3.
Front Page 4
Drag the Genesis Featured Page Advanced widget to the widget section titled Front Page 4. Do this again 3 more times. Edit your settings to match those in the screenshot below.
Drag the Genesis eNews widget to the widget section titled Before Footer.
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 widget. 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.