Setup Tutorials for Lavish Free

Welcome to the Setup Tutorials for Lavish Free Theme. These are the standard guidelines to help you install, configure, and customize your newly downloaded theme. If you have any requests for additional tutorials relating to this theme, please contact me and I will review your suggestions. These tutorials are also based on the assumption you have a basic understanding of how WordPress works.

How to Show Widgets on Selected Pages Only

WordPress does not make this easy when you want to publish a widget to just one (or a few) pages because there is no built-in function for that kind of capability, so you have to use plugins. To show widgets on selected we recommend you to install the Jetpack Widget Visibility.   To know how to install the jetpack and its components view our tutorial about it. After you install the jetpack widget visibility go to the widget panel and select the widget that you want to show on selected pages. You widget panel will look like the side first image. Click on the Visibility tab as pointed no 1 in image.  After you click on it your widget will show like the right hand side widget box of the image. You can hide/show widgets as no 2 options provide you the features. On the right hand side widget…    read more 

Widget Positions

Flat Responsive includes 19+ widget positions, with most page templates capable of displaying any position. To see a live demo of each widget position, you can check out the demo website for Lavish Pro Theme: To know the layout postition of the widget please visit the widget layout page of the Lavish Pro theme.

How to Display Social Networking icons

In this tutorial we are going to show how social networkings icons work in Lavish Pro. Lavish pro includes several social networking icons that you can use with links to your profile. These are not sharing links, but more of allowing visitors to follow your profile page on Twitter, Facebook, and others.  Additionally, you can add a cart icon and email icon on the bar. Each icon is activated once you add your url to each social network that you have. Also, when you fill in your urls into each one from the theme option settings, they won’t appear right away in the preview window, you will see them on the front-end of your website after you click Save and Publish. Enable Your Social Icons Go to Appearance >> Customize >> Social Networking -> Social Networking Links Fill in the full URL for each of the social networks you belong to….    read more 

How to Set up Your Logo

With Lavish Pro, you get several logo and title options to choose from: Default Logo – Allows you to use the default logo with your own site title and tagline Your Logo – Allows you to use an image for your logo and title as one Logo with Title and Tagline – Allows you to use your own logo and have it positioned like the default logo layout with your site title and tagline Text Title – No logo, just a site title and tagline option NOTE: Please keep your logo to a reasonable size because there is only so much room to put one in when your site menu is using the Primary Menu location (positioned to the right of the logo container). You get more flexibility if your site title and logo are one image, but for a logo with a text based title and tagline (like the…    read more 

Create a Custom Front Page and move the Blog

The most common change people make with WordPress now is moving the blog further into the site and create a custom page for the front of their site; also known as a static front page. We will show you how this is done which is what we did for the live demo site for Circumference. What you put on your custom front page will be up to you, but this tutorial will get you started with a foundation to build on. Create Two Pages Create one page and call it “Home” or whatever you want. Choose a page template for your new front page. Add your content if any Publish your page. Create a second page and call it “Blog” or whatever you want to represent your blog Publish your page. Tell WordPress What to Use Go to Settings >> Reading Under “Front Page Displays“, select the Static Page option….    read more 

How to find your theme options

Lavish Pro uses the WordPress Customizer which is a feature WordPress offers you to make changes to your active theme. Every theme will load up within the customizer, but what will be different from theme-to-theme are the settings and options they offer. The customizer gives you a live preview window of your website, and within the left column, you will see a series of tabs, each labeled as to what they are for. Access Your Customizer There are a few ways of getting to the customizer: Go to Appearance >> Customize In your Dashboard home page, click on the big button labeled as “Customize Your Site” Go to Appearance >> Themes >> Customize Go to Appearance >> Themes >> Details >> Customize The two most common methods are from the dashboard home page and the menu under Appearance >> Customize

Media Settings for Image Uploads

This should be considered as optional, but we will explain and show you why we like to remove our WordPress media settings which are preset when you first install WordPress. If you go to: Settings >> Media >> Media Settings …you will see the following media sizes and other settings: Now we will show you what it does by uploading 17 photos to our Media Library… With Media Settings As you can see, WordPress will automatically generate thumbnails based on the settings (sizes) whether you want them or not. In fact, our media library went from 17 photos to a whopping 56! Why would you want to remove the settings? Because your hosting package has a certain amount of diskspace given to you, so if you upload a lot of images on a regular basis, that diskspace is going to get filled up fast and you will be billed by…    read more 

Introduction to the Plugins Used for this Theme

Lavish offers several features, but some require plugins if you decide to use them and should be considered as optional. You will need to download and install these because they are not included in the download of this theme. We do this so that everyone can choose which plugins they want to install, but it also ensures the most recent version of each plugin is installed. You can find all the plugin list when installing the theme as a notice in the top area. Plugins the Demo Site Uses Widget CSS Classes – This lets you assign styles (classes) to widgets Breadcrumb NavXT – This gives you a breadcrumb navigation above the content area in pages Contact Form 7 – This gives you the contact form Hupso Share Buttons for Twitter, Facebook & Google+ – This adds social icons to share a post to your friends. Page Builder by Site…    read more