Styled Themes Blog

CHILD THEMES for customizing your theme

December 23, 2013 |
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If you plan to customize your theme, a Child Theme is highly recommended if you’re doing ANY changes to your Theme design. A child theme will function and look just like the Celestial Lite theme before you make any changes, but allows you to modify almost everything while protecting the official Celestial Lite theme you installed. This means if you update the original theme, any changes you made in the child theme will not be affected. When to Use a Child Theme? When you need to make a colour change When you want to change a font When you want to change part of the layout When you want to add something of your own ….basically any changes you want to make to the official theme you downloaded As WordPress states, a Child Theme is a Theme that inherits the functionality of the Celestial Lite Theme also know as the…    read more 

Installing Celestial Lite

December 23, 2013 |
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There are at least two popular methods of installing a theme into WordPress: Using the built-in Installer Manually uploading the theme The first thing you will need to do is to download the theme to your desktop which will be the file “celestial_free.zip”. Using the Installer Once you unzipped the package, you will need to log into your site’s admin area (dashboard as WordPress calls it). Go to Appearance >> Themes When on the themes page, clickon the “Install Themes” tab Click on the text link “Upload“, browse for the celestial_free.zip and then click “Install Now“ Once uploaded and it’s installed, click “Activate” and then you’re done! Manual Install For most people, you won’t be using this method but is available as an alternative. Unzip the celestial_free.zip file to your desktop Open your FTP program Find the unzipped folder “celestial_free” and make sure the theme files are inside that and…    read more 

Introduction to Celestial Lite

December 23, 2013 |
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Welcome to the Celestial Lite theme introduction…as you go through these setup tutorials, I will be assuming you already know the basics of how WordPress functions and that hopefully, although not required, that you have at least some basic knowledge of CSS and HTML. If you don’t, you really should have these skills because at some point whether you are using my themes or others, you may need to make some form of modification adjustment to a page element or style. About Celestial Celestial is a theme that was designed to cover a wide range of types of business websites from blogs to full sized sites. To give you an idea, here are some ideal uses: Personal or simple business blogging Information based websites Professionals such as lawyers, accountants, consultants, etc. E-Commerce Corporate intranets Hospitality industry Design and Illustrative fields I am sure there are more but overall the idea…    read more 

Exploring a new Styled Themes website

December 8, 2013 |

Welcome to the new Styled Themes website for 2014! At first glance, you may have noticed a few things have changed…actually a lot of things have changed, including a complete new colour scheme with softer and darker tone. Of course, this is just the visual side of things because behind the scenes, a lot of things have changed as well. Some features are new and others have simply been rebuilt from the ground up whether it’s the layout or the fact that we’ve implemented a new membership system, Styled Themes is ready to take on 2014! There will still be more to come with this site and with the ongoing popularity, more themes are planned — with one already in development to be released in January. Things that Changed As previously mentioned, a new look and style of Styled Themes was done. Although the overall design is similar to the…    read more