General Setup

Installation

To install the Threads Theme you must first have a working WordPress(.org) installation. For information on installing WordPress, please see Installing WordPress, from the WordPress Codex. Once WordPress has been setup in your hosting environment, you can install your theme one of two ways:

FTP upload: download and un-zip your theme folder, and using the FTP program of your choice upload the theme folder to the ‘../wp-content/themes/’ folder on your server.

WordPress dashboard:

  1. Download the theme from your account.
  2. Sign into your WordPress dashboard (e.g., yourdomain.com/wp-admin).
  3. Navigate to Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload, and select your zipped theme folder.
  4. Click “Install Now”.
  5. Once the theme is uploaded you will need to activate it, either with the provided link or under Appearance > Themes.

Note: If you use Safari as your primary browser you may find that your theme folder is not zipped after downloading it. You will need to re-compress your theme folder before initiating the second installation process.

Demo Content (Optional)

Demo content can be installed using the One Click Demo Import plugin. Upon activating the theme, you will be recommended to install the plugin. Follow these steps to install the demo content:
  1. Installation and activate the One Click Demo Import plugin.
  2. Make sure all required plugins are active.
  3. Navigate to Appearance > Import Demo Data within the WordPress admin.
  4. Click the blue “Import” button for the Default Demo Import.
  5. Wait for the import to complete. It may take a few minutes.
  6. Begin editing.

Note: All content, widgets and customizer options will be imported from the theme demo. Importing demo data will add to any existing content you have already created. Deleting the demo content must be done manually.

Image Dimensions

Theme defined image dimensions are as follows (these can be found in the ‘Theme Setup’ function at the top of your functions.php file):
  • Logo: 480 x 480px
  • Featured Large: 2400 x 1800px
  • Featured Medium: 1200 x 800px
  • Featured Small: 640 x 640px
  • Featured Square: 1200 x 1200px

Custom Menus

You can setup and manage your menu under Appearance > Menus, in your WordPress dashboard. The theme utilizes 2 custom menus; a Main Menu, and Social Menu for displaying social media icons in the lower left corner. See the Codex for an explanation of the custom menu system (Note: this tutorial is for WordPress.com, but the process is the same).

Theme Options

Theme Options

All options for the theme are located within the WordPress Customizer. Navigate to Appearance > Customize to setup the options for your theme.

Please Note: Theme options for the Threads theme are minimal. All content has been added to the theme demo using default WordPress and WooCommerce blocks.

Theme Legend

This legend breaks down each section of the home page layout, and lists the WordPress and WooCommerce blocks used to create each section.

Threads Theme Legend

Font Pairings

The theme provides options for selecting from hand-picked font pairings. To change the fonts, navigate to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Fonts within the WordPress admin.

Additional Theme Options

In addition, the theme provides the following options within the WordPress Customizer:

Logo Resizer: Within the Appearance > Customize > Site Identity options, the theme features the option to upload and scale a logo image to the size of your liking.

Title Font: Within the Appearance > Customize > Site Identity options, the theme features the option to change the Site Title font from a list of hand-picked Google Fonts.

Site Identity: Additionally, within the Appearance > Customize > Site Identity options, you may choose to toggle the display of your Site Title and Site Tagline.

Colors: Within the Appearance > Customize > Colors options, you can optionally choose different colors for the menu background, header background, and various link colors.

Footer: Within the Appearance > Customize > Footer options, you can optionally change the footer credit for your website.

Misc Settings

WooCommerce

The theme requires WooCommerce for selling products. After installing and activating WooCommerce, you may configure the display of products in your shop within the Appearance > Customize > WooCommerce settings.

Please see WooCommerce documentation for additional help with using WooCommerce: http://docs.woothemes.com/documentation/plugins/woocommerce/