Bella & Co Theme

The Bella 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 Bella.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 - Widget 1

Navigate to Appearance > Widgets. Add a new Text widget to the widget section titled Front Page - Widget 1. Copy and paste the following into the widget. Modify the text to include your photo/information.

Front Page - Widget 2

Drag the Genesis eNews Extended widget to the widget section titled Front Page - Widget 2. Modify your settings to match those in the screenshot below.

Front Page - Widget 3

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

Front Page - Widget 4

Drag the Genesis Responsive Slider widget to the widget section titled Front Page - Widget 4. Modify your settings to match those in the screenshot below.

Front Page - Widget 5

Drag the Featured Custom Post Types for Genesis widget to the widget section titled Front Page - Widget 5. Modify your settings to match those in the screenshot below.

Front Page - Widget 6

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

Front Page - Widget 7

Drag the Testimonials Rotator widget to the widget section titled Front Page - Widget 7. Modify your settings to match those in the screenshot below.

Category Index - Widget 1, Widget 2, Widget 3

Drag the Genesis Featured Posts to the widget section titled Category Index - Widget 1. Do this again for Category Index - Widget 2 and Category Index - Widget 3.

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.

Blog Page - Widget 1

Drag the Genesis Featured Posts to the widget section titled Blog Page  - Widget 1. Modify your settings to match those in the screenshot below.

Navigation - Social Icons

Drag the Simple Social Icons widget to the widget section titled Navigation - Social Icons. Enter your social media links.

Additional Settings

Display Homepage as Demo:

Create a page titled Home. Under Page Attributes, give this page the Front Page template. Create a page titled Blog. Under Page Attributes, give this page the Blog template.

Navigate to Appearance > Customize > Homepage Settings. Check to display a Static Page instead of your Latest Posts. For your Homepage, select Homepage. For your Blog, select Blog.

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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