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. Also one of our customers, Jupiter Jim, put together a great video showing the general process of installing a Thesis 2 skin here.
  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 "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)
  2. The intro text displayed under the photo grid on the homepage, comes from the text you add in the page editor for whatever page you selected as your homepage in the previous step.
  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.

Themedy Settings Explained

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

Thesis -> Skin Content

404 Template - Text: Change the 404 page text.

Portfolio Template - Entries: Set your portfolio page options.

Primary Navigation: This is where you set the navigation menu you want to use on your site - create it in Appearance -> Menus first. This is also where you set your Social Icons / links that show beside the nav menu.

Themedy - Full Page Slider: This area controls the full page vertical content slide on the homepage. We recommend checking the "Enable CSS3 transform effects instead of jQuery" option.

Attribution: Customize the text shown in the footer area.

Thesis -> Skin Design

Use this area to set the various design options provided.