Thesis: Line it Up 2: User Manual
Note: If you just want to setup your site like our demo site to start, read this section. Make sure you have WooCommerce active before importing the demo content - when it asks you can skip the WooCommerce page setup when it asks you.
- Using the WordPress Menu system to create your Navigation.
- There are many general Thesis 2 tutorials listed here.
- We have many useful plugins listed here.
- For the contact form option on the front page you need to use a contact form plugin. We highly recommend Gravity Forms, Contact Form 7 is a lesser, but free alternative. Note design customizations to make other contact plugins work are not provided by Themedy Support.
Thesis 2 - Skin Installation - Quick Start
- 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.
- Install skins by activating Thesis 2 and going to Thesis -> Manage Skins -> Upload Skin.
- If you want the skin to look like our demo site, read this. Also one of our customers, Jupiter Jim, put together a great video showing the general process of installing a Thesis 2 skin here.
- New to Thesis 2 and Themedy? Watch our Thesis 2 / Themedy Quick Start video first.
After Installation Tips
- Make sure your: "Settings -> Reading -> Front page displays" is set to "A static page (select below)" and both drop downs have a page selected. (just create two blank pages if you haven't yet - called Home and Blog for example, to choose here)
- Visit "Thesis -> Skin Content" to find the skins options. (this feature can be used on any page)
- Visit "Thesis -> Skin Design" to change the built in design options for this skin.
- Setup your navigation menu at: "Appearance -> Menus"
- Add your Header / Logo image at: "Thesis -> Header Image"
- Visit the Appearance -> Widgets area to add content where needed.
Note that for the most part these are just suggested sizes, but they give you a starting point.
portfolio-thumbnail: 297x211 (images on the portfolio listing page)
featured-thumb size: 234x100 (icons shown beside featured testimonial)
themedy-testimonial-standard: 48x48px (icons shown beside non-featured testimonials)
themedy-blog-thumbnail size: 680x250px (shown above blog post excerpts)
shop_thumbnail size: 200x200
shop_catalog size: 310x310
shop_single size: 640x640
Themedy Settings Explained
You can view the Themedy settings by visiting "Thesis -> Skin Content" and "Thesis -> Skin Design"
Thesis -> Skin Content
Blog Title: For your blog page you need to add it here as it won't be read from the "Themedy Options" box on this page. For the page tag you can use the default box in "Themedy - Page Tag" (which can be overwritten on other pages using the "Themedy Options" box on the page editor.)
Primary Navigation: This is where you set the navigation menu you want to use on your site - create it in Appearance -> Menus first.
Themedy - Features: Set the amount of feature items to be shown.
Themedy - Page Tag: Turn on / off the WooCommerce cart icon in the header or set a default page tag to be used throughout the site, including the blog page.
Themedy - Slider: Adjust the slider settings, you can enable auto slide here by entering a value in Slide Pause (ms), i.e 1000 = 1 second.
Themedy - Subscribe Area: This is the email subscribe area shown on the front page on our demo site. You can use these instructions to use MailChimp / Aweber or you can enter a shortcode for a contact form from a plugin like Gravity Forms.
Themedy - Testimonials Options: Change the testimonial default title text.
Themedy Portfolio: Settings for the portfolio page.
Attribution: Customize the text shown in the footer area.
Thesis -> Skin Design
Use this area to set the various design options provided.
Special Options Area
When editing a page (including the page you set as your front page) look for the "Themedy Page Tag" box to add a custom page title / tag line that will show under the logo before the content.
Features (bomb, rocket, trophy area seen on demo site) / Testimonials
Adding items to these areas will automatically populate them on your front page. They will publish in the order they are shown in your WordPress admin. You can easily reorder them after you publish them using these instructions.