Quick Start Guide

In this tutorial we will provide instructions for using your theme’s home and page templates.

Reference:
Page Templates (WordPress Codex)
Using Page Templates (Organic Themes Tutorial)
Appearance Menus Screen (WordPress Codex)

Setting the ‘Home’ page template
  1. Navigate to Settings > Reading, and select the ‘Your latest posts‘ option. This will set the home page template as seen in your theme’s demo.
  2. Once set, navigate to Appearance > Theme Options (Appearance > Customizer in newer themes) to begin configuring your home page.
Setting the ‘Full Width’ page template
  1. Navigate to Pages > Add New, and create a new page.
  2. From the ‘Page Templates‘ drop-down menu, select the ‘Full Width‘ page template option. Save and publish.
  3. Navigate to Appearance > Menus to add your full-width page to your (custom) menu.
Setting the ‘Blog’ page template
  1. Navigate to Pages > Add New, and create a new page.
  2. From the ‘Page Templates‘ drop-down menu, select the ‘Blog‘ page template option. Save and publish.
  3. Navigate to Appearance > Theme Options (Appearance > Customizer in newer themes) to configure your blog page.
  4. Navigate to Appearance > Menus to add your blog page to your (custom) menu.
Setting the ‘Portfolio’ page template
  1. Navigate to Pages > Add New, and create a new page.
  2. From the ‘Page Templates‘ drop-down menu, select the ‘Portfolio‘ page template option. Save and publish.
  3. Navigate to Appearance > Theme Options (Appearance > Customizer in newer themes) to configure your portfolio page.
  4. Navigate to Appearance > Menus to add your portfolio page to your (custom) menu.

Note: For themes with a filterable portfolio, the filters are sub-categories of the category set in step #3. For example, you could set a category such as ‘Portfolio’, then create sub-categories as filter options: ‘Photography’, ‘Illustration’, ‘Oil’, and so forth.

Using the ‘Slideshow’ page template
  1. Navigate to Pages > Add New, and create a new page.
  2. From the ‘Page Templates‘ drop-down menu, select the ‘Slideshow‘ page template option.
  3. To add images to your slideshow, click the ‘Add Media‘ button to the top-left of the page editor. Using the media uploader, upload your desired slideshow images. Note: Images must be uploaded because of the way the slideshow template is setup, which means that you cannot choose previously uploaded images from the media library unless you were to use a plugin such as Attachments.
  4. Navigate to Appearance > Menus to add your portfolio page to your (custom) menu.

5 Comments on “Quick Start Guide

  1. Considering buying “Photographer” but need to know if an item on the Shop page can have multiple images. My client would like to have two or three more views of her paintings – one of which will be of the framed painting. Is this possible with this theme?

  2. The images uploaded for slideshow templates scroll through at a very rapid rate (less than 1s per image.) Also, the images are put into the slideshow AND are included in the body of the page. Neither of these things happen in the demo. Did you comment-out the images in the body of the page? And how to adjust the slideshow speed?

    • Hi Ryan,

      You can adjust the transition speed under Appearance > Theme Options.

      Thanks!

  3. Hi,

    In a slide show, I do not know why there exist another small arrows in the screen image. I have a captured image. Please let me know your email I would like to send the image to you. Otherwise, you can see the additional arrows in a beach image at https://giveandgive.org/

    Best wishes