Content is the king but theme is the queen! 🙂 😀
If a reader comes to your site, what is the very first thing he gonna see? Obviously, it’s the theme. After this, he will make his mind to go next. If he feels comfortable to stay on the blog, this is due to theme only.
Why we all want to build a beautiful home whereas all those things can also be put in an ugly place too! Because that thing matter.
In the same manner, a beautiful theme also matter along with content on the blog.
Well, enough bragging. Let’s get to work.
Well, setting up this theme is a long process. So, I’ve divided this whole process in different sections.
Obviously, any WordPress theme is full of customizations. So, WebLog Central theme is.
Table Of Contents:-
- Initial Steps
- Plugins Required
- Genesis Theme Settings
- Enable JetPack for Related Posts
- Users Profile Setup for Author Bio after Post
Please Note:- We will be using some Import and Export Plugins so save hell lot of time of you, say couple of hours. So, installing import and export plugins will help us to import widgets settings which I will provide to you on your blog directly just like WebLog Central Blog. This is awesome.
First of all, first upload Latest & Updated Genesis Framework which you can bought from StudioPress Site.
Plugins (Tools) Required
- Genesis eNews Extended [Install and Activate It]
- Recent Posts Widget Extended [Install and Activate It]
- Genesis Simple Edits [Install and Activate It]
Setting Footer Credits of your Blog
Go to Dashboard>Genesis>Genesis Simple Edits
In the “Entry Meta (above content)” section, put this code:-
[author_avatar] [post_author_posts_link] | Published: [post_date] | [post_categories] | [post_comments] [post_edit]
Clear Below Meta section and Footer Credit Text Section.
In the Footer output Section, put this code:-
Genesis Theme Settings
Head Over to Dashboard>Genesis>Import/Export Section.
Download this Genesis Export Data of WebLog Central and upload it to your blog by pressing IMPORT button.
Widgets Section – Sidebars & Footers Both:-
So, Now comes this complicated and long process of setting sidebars and footer section and consume you a lot of hours settings up and messing up with them. So, what’s the solution to it? Simply we are going to install Widget Importer & Exporter Plugin and will import Sidebars and Footer Data.
After installing, activate the plugin. Now, head over to Tools> Widget Importer & Exporter Tab.
Note: Make sure you have enabled Genesis eNews Extended and Recent Posts Widget Extended plugins so that data for both of them can be imported.
Download this Widget Importer & Exporter Export Data File from Here and upload it to your website now.
Create Menu as you want and set it to “Primary Navigation Menu”.
Enable JetPack for Related Posts.
Head Over to Dashboard>JetPack>Settings. Find Related Posts option and activate it. 🙂
Now Go to Dashboard>Settings>Reading.
Users Profile Setup for Author Bio after Post
- Head Over to Users>Your Profile.
Setup all your social links here. Those links will appear in author box. 🙂
- Put Biographical Info.
- Put Profile Picture.
That’s all. It’s done.
I know may have fed up while setting up this theme but to achieve something we need to do same level of work. Thanks a lot for giving your valuable time setting this theme.
If still you have any doubt of any kind, please feel free to ask anytime. Hoping for the best. 🙂 😀