EightyDays

Thank you for using EightyDays theme for your website. We hope you like it! In this documentation, we will show you how to install and setup the basic demo for your website. This takes you only 5 minutes to have the website ready!

#Installation

We have written a very detailed guide on how to download and install a WordPress theme, please follow the instruction in that article.

In order to make the theme works properly, you need to install the Jetpack plugin. Simply go to the Dashboard, then click on Plugins → Add New, type the plugin name in the search box and press Enter. The plugin will appear in the list below, click Install Now button to install it.

After activating Jetpack, you need to connect to WordPress.com to use it (it requires you to create an account on wordpress.com – which is free). If you don’t want to create an account on wordpress.com, you can enable the Jetpack development mode.

#Setup

#Header

Top bar menu on the left:

Go to Customizer → Menus, create a new menu and assign it to Top Bar Menu location.

Social icons:

To set up the social icons, create another menu and add links to your social network profiles. Then assign it to the Social Menu location.

Note that these social icons will be used in the About widget and Footer.

Logo:

Go to Customizer → Site Identity and upload your logo.

Primary menu:

Simply create a new menu in Customizer → Menus and assign it to the Primary Menu location.

#Featured Content

First, create some posts and tag them with the same tag. We often use the featured tag, but you can use any tag you want.

Then go to Customizer → Featured Content and add the featured tag in the Tag name box. Save changes and you will see those posts are displayed in the tiled gallery on the homepage.

#Widgets

EightyDays works with default WordPress widgets. We also create 2 custom widgets that you can use to display beautiful content in the sidebar like our demo:

  • About widget
  • Recent Posts widget

We also recommend enabling Subscription module in the Jetpack plugin. This module has a subscription form widget that you can add to the sidebar.

You can also install Meks Simple Flickr Widget and WP Instagram Widget plugins to display recent photos from your Flickr or Instagram account. These plugins are tested and work well with the theme.

#Customization

We recommend using a child theme to customize the theme. Here is the guide how to do that.

In addition, you can customize the theme CSS by going to Customizer → Additional CSS.

If you want to customize the fonts, we have a powerful and easy-to-use plugin that can help you do that.

We hope you live EightyDays. If you have any question, please send us a support ticket. Happy blogging!