Luxe Theme

The Luxe 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 Luxe.zip file and click activate.

Required Plugins

Click on Plugins > Add New > Install the following plugins: Custom Featured Post Widget, Genesis Connect for Woocommerce, Genesis eNews Extended, Genesis Featured Page Advanced, Genesis Responsive Slider, Genesis Simple Share, Instagram Feed, Ninja Forms, Regenerate Thumbnails, Simple Social Icons, Social Warfare, Testimonial Rotator, Animate It!, Featured Custom Post Type Widget for Genesis, Genesis Featured Page Advanced, MouseWheel Smooth Scroll, Portfolio Post Type, 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 navigation menu. Click save.

Front Page Slider

Navigate to Soliloquy > Add New. Create a slider titled Home Slider. This is very important. If you name the slider anything else it will not work. Add your images to your slider. Navigate to config and modify your settings to match those in the screenshot below.

Front Page 1

Drag the Text widget to the widget section titled Front Page 1. Copy and paste your Soliloquy shortcode into this widget and click save.

Front Page 2

Drag the Text widget to the widget section titled Front Page 2. Enter the title "Services" and click save.

Drag 3 Custom HTML widgets to the widget section titled Front Page 2. Copy and paste the following into all 3 Custom HTML widgets. Swap out your own information and click save.

Front Page - Widget 3

Drag a custom HTML widget to the widget section titled Front Page 3. Copy and paste the text below into the custom HTML widget. Modify the text to include your photo/information.

Front Page 4

The front page 4 widget is left blank in the demo. Feel free to use this widget to display whatever you'd like or keep it blank! Your choice.

Front Page 5

Drag the Genesis eNews Extended widget to the widget section titled Front Page 5. Enter your mailchimp newsletter information and click save.

Front Page 6

Drag the Products widget to the widget section titled Front Page 6. Check to display 4 products 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 and Subscribe 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 Footer - Instagram and Subscribe. Follow the instructions below.

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.

Custom Contact Page

Drag the Text widget to the widget section titled Contact Page - Left Column. Enter your contact information, hours, social media information, etc...

Navigate to Ninja Forms > Add New and create a new contact form.

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

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

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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