Note: If you just want to setup your site like our demo site to start, read this section.

Great Resources

Thesis 2 - Skin Installation - Quick Start

  1. If you are new to Thesis 2 make sure to read the Thesis 2 docs listed above to get up to speed on the basics.
  2. Install skins by activating Thesis 2 and going to Thesis -> Manage Skins -> Upload Skin.
  3. If you want the skin to look like our demo site, read this.
  4. New to Thesis 2 and Themedy? Watch our Thesis 2 / Themedy Quick Start video first.

After Installation Tips

  1. Make sure your: "Settings -> Reading -> Front page displays" is set to "Your Latest Posts"
  2. The intro text displayed under the header on the homepage, comes from Appearance -> Widgets page, we used a text widget in "Top Featured Area"
  3. Visit "Thesis -> Skin Content" to find the skins options.
  4. Visit "Thesis -> Skin Design" to change the built in design options for this skin.
  5. Setup your navigation menu at: "Appearance -> Menus"
  6. Add your Header / Logo image at: "Thesis -> Header Image"
  7. Visit the Appearance -> Widgets area to add content where needed.

Need a Sidebar?
To add the sidebar visit: Thesis -> Skin Content -> Select content to display -> Sidebar

Themedy Settings Explained

You can view the Themedy settings by visiting "Thesis -> Skin Content" and "Thesis -> Skin Design"

Thesis -> Skin Content

Primary Navigation: This is where you set the navigation menu you want to use on your site - create it in Appearance -> Menus first.

Themedy - Featured Lead Area: This controls the featured area located at the bottom of the site along with the social icons listed there.

Themedy - Portfolio Template: Options for the portfolio page template included with this skin. Create your portfolio by adding items to the WordPress Dashboard -> Portfolio section. Then create a blank page under WordPress Dashboard -> Pages and select "Portfolio" under the "Thesis Skin Custom Template" drop down.

Themedy - Slider: This area controls the slider area on the homepage located after the navigation menu.

Attribution: Customize the text shown in the footer area.

Thesis -> Skin Design

Featured Widget Area Background Icon: Set the background image in the "Featured Widget Area"

Featured Lead Area Icon: Set the background image in the "Themedy - Featured Lead Area"

Also use this area to set the various design options provided.

Note this is also where you can set the background images in the featured areas.