Floral

Looking to set up your site using Floral? This document will walk you through the process.

#Installation

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

IMPORTANT:

In order to make the theme works properly, you need to install the Jetpack plugin. Simply go to the Dashboard → Plugins → Add New. 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.
Looking to set up your site using Floral? This document will walk you through the process.

#Header Setup

#Custom Logo

By default, the theme displays site title and tagline (as shown in the demo). But you can show a custom logo and optional hide the site title and tagline .

To add a logo, go to Customize → Site Identity and upload your own logo image. Detailed setup instructions can be found here.

#Navigation

The main navigation appears at the top left of every page of your website. On tablet and mobile devices, it will be hidden behind a toggle button. To set it up, simply create a new menu via Customize → Menus and assign it to the Header location.

#Social Links Menu

The social links menu displayed in the top right of your website. To add social links, simply create another menu and add links to your social network profiles. Then assign it to the Social Menu location.

Note that these social links will display in the Footer as well.

#Edit Posts

#Featured Image

When editing a post in Floral, please setup the featured image for the post. The featured image is displayed above the post excerpt in the homepage.

#More tag

To control the content displayed in the homepage, please use the more tag. Detailed instruction can be found here.

#Post Formats

Floral also supports the following post formats:

  • Standard
  • Audio (the audio player will display in the place of the featured image)
  • Video (the video player will display in the place of the featured image)
  • Quote (only the quote content is displayed)

To set post format for a post, select it from the list on the right panel:

#Widgets

Floral works nicely with all the available widgets. Simply go to Customize → Widgets → Sidebar and add the widgets you like.

Beyond the default widgets, we also create a custom Floral: Recent Posts widget that displays recent posts with thumbnail. Simply select it from the list of available widgets as below:

#Footer

The footer display social links and credit text. The social links are the same as in the top bar. You don’t need to configure anything if you already did that for the top bar.

To show Instagram images in the footer, please install Instagram Slider Widget and add Instagram widget to the Footer Instagram sidebar.

#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 Floral. If you have any question, please send us a support ticket. Happy blogging!