Elle Theme

The Elle 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 Elle.zip file and click activate.

Required Plugins

Click on Plugins > Add New > Install the following plugins: Contact Form 7, Genesis Connect for Woocommerce, Genesis eNews Extended, Genesis Featured Page Advanced, Meta Slider, Genesis Simple Share, Instagram Feed, Ninja Forms, Regenerate Thumbnails, Simple Social Icons, Social Warfare, Testimonial Rotator, Woocommerce and Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. 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 or secondary navigation menu depending on where you'd like to display it on your page. Click save.

Create another Menu and name it Social Menu. Use the custom link section to add your social media links. Do not assign this menu. It will be used in the footer section later.

Front Page Slider

Navigate to Soliloquy > Add New. Add your images to your slider. Under config, make sure your settings match those in the screenshot below.

Navigate to Appearance > Widgets

Drag the text widget to the widget section titled Front Page 1

Copy and paste your Soliloquy shortcode into this space and click save.

Front Page 2

Drag the Genesis eNews Extended widget to the widget section titled Front Page 2. Enter your newsletter information and click save.

Front Page 3

Drag the custom HTML widget to the widget section titled Front Page 3. Copy and paste the following into the widget:

Modify the text as you'd like and click save.

Drag the Image widget to the widget section titled Front Page 3. Upload your image and click save.

The Front Page 4 and Front Page 5 sections are left blank in the demo.

Front Page 6

Drag the Products widget to the widget section titled Front Page 6. Modify your settings to match those in the screenshot below.

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.

Nav Social Icons

Drag the Custom HTML widget to the widget section titled Nav Social Icons. Copy and paste the following and add your social media links. Click save.

Instagram Page

Using the Instagram page is totally optional. If you'd like to use it, first create a new page, name it Instagram, and select the Instagram template under Page Attributes.

Navigate to Appearance > Widgets and drag any widget you'd like to the widget section titled Instagram page. The demo page uses the Custom HTML and Simple Social Icon widgets.

Contact Page

Create a new page, name it Contact, and select the Contact template under Page Attributes.

Navigate to Appearance > Widgets

Drag the text widget to the widget section titled Contact Page - Left Column. Enter your contact information, social media links, and so on.

Drag the Custom HTML widget to the widget section titled Contact Page - Right Column. Copy and paste your Ninja Forms shortcode into this space and click save.

Instagram Setup

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

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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