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Getting started

This is the Cenote theme instruction page. We have tried our best to keep it as simple as possible. If you think it can be made even simpler let us know we will be glad to change it. Let’s start! On the left side, you can see the table of contents of this documentation. Jump to the section you want, or read it all through – your choice. Let’s move on!

Installation

Installing your theme is pretty easy! After downloading you should have a cenote.zip file. This is a compressed file containing all of the required templates and images required for the theme to function properly.

Upload Theme

  1. Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click on the Add New button
  3. Click on the Upload link
  4. Select the cenote.zip file
  5. Click on Install Now button

Activate the theme

Go to Appearance > Themes in the WordPress Dashboard.
Now, hover over the theme thumbnail and press the Activate button

Additional information: WordPress Codex – Using Themes

Custom Menu

By default, the menus will fallback to Pages. That means just after activation of the theme, you will see all the pages as menus. If you want selective menus with the combination of links, pages, categories then the custom menu is what you should be looking for.

Set up Custom Menu

  1. Go to Appearance > Menus in the WordPress menu
  2. Click on Create a new menu link
  3. Give a name to your menu in Menu Name and click Create Menu button
  4. Now choose the pages, categories, custom links from the leftside of your screen by selecting the checkbox and click on Add Menu
  5. Click Save Menu after adding required pages, categories in the menu
Additional information: Have a look here if you are still confused WordPress Custom Menu

Site Identity

This theme supports the default Site Identity section provided by the WordPress and we have integrated some options in this theme in this section.

Site Identity

Logo, Site Title, Tagline & Site Icon can be upload and changed to best suit your site.

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize >Site Identity section.
  2. Now, upload the required Logo for your site
  3. Insert the title and tagline as required in the site.
  4. Click on Publish button to save the changes made in the site.

It is shown in the image below:

Cenote instruction header logo

To show site title & Tagline, set the Display Site Title and Tagline as checked and uncheck to hide.

Header Image

This theme supports the Header Image provided by the WordPress.

Header Image

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize >Header Image section.
  2. Click on Add new image to upload the required image for your header
  3. Click on Publish button to save the changes made in the site.

You can upload an image of your choice to display in the header as below:

Cenote header media

Background Color

This theme supports the background color option. For choosing background color:-

Background Color

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Colors > Background Color section.
  2. Now, choose the required background color for your site
  3. After you have chosen the required background color for your site, you can click on Publish button to save the changes made in the site.

Theme Options

This theme has different options availabe for customization. All of the Theme Options are available in Theme Options section. Below are the options available for customization of the theme:-

Social

  1. From your WordPress Dashboard, go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Social section.
  2. Add the social Profile as required by clicking in Add new Social Profile button
  3. Click on Add image to upload the custom image for the social profile.
  4. After you have filled up the required profile name, social links and chosen the social icon for your Social Profile, you can now click on Publish button to save the changes in your site.

added-social-icons

Header

All of the Header Options are available in Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Header. Different options for Header are available for customization such as:

Header Top

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Header section.
  2. Switch on the Header Top to enable the header menu as well as social link.
  3. After you have enabled or disabled the header menu for your site, you can click on Publish button to save the changes in your site.

Header Top Item Order can be rearranged by performing a simple drag and drop operation.

Additional information: Clicking in eye icon will hide the content in the dispaly window.

Sticky Header

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Header section
  2. Switch on the Sticky Header to enable the sticky primary menu and switch off for non-sticky primary menu
  3. After you have enabled or disabled the sticky primary menu for your site, you can click on Publish button to save the changes in your site.

Search Icon

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Header section
  2. Switch on the Search Icon to enable the search icon and switch off to disable search icon
  3. After you have enabled or disabled the search icon for your site, you can click on Publish button to save the changes in your site.

Menu layout

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Menu section
  2. Choose any layout from the available layout in Menu Layout
  3. After you have chosen the menu layout for your site, you can click on Publish button to save the changes in your site.

Color

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Color section
  2. Click on the Select Color button to choose the primary color for the site.
  3. After you have chosen color for your site, you can click on Publish button to save the changes in your site.

Breadcrumb

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Breadcrumb section
  2. Switch on the Breadcrumb to enable the Breadcrumb and switch off to disbale the Breadcrumb for the site.
  3. After you have made changes to your site, you can click on Publish button to save the changes in the site.

Layout

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Layout section
  2. Choose the different layout from the layout options such as: Site Layout, Archive/Blog Layout, Single Post Layout & Page Layout
  3. After you have selected the required layout, you can click on Publish button to save the changes to the site.

Typography

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Typography section
  2. Customization for the fonts can be done from the Typography options for Body & Heading
  3. Now, Font Family and Variant can be changed for the Body and Heading by clicking in the select box or manually inserting the font name or variant
  4. Click on Publish button to save the changes made to the site.

Blog/Archive

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Blog/Archive section
  2. Customization for changing the layout, column or order of the archive/blog post can be done from Archive/Blog Post Style, Post Column & Post Content Order
  3. Now, Post can be displayed differently by using the option available in the Archive/Blog Post Style, column can be selected to be displayed as required and order of the post content can be changed as required
  4. Click on Publish button to save the changes made to the site.

Additional information: Clicking in eye icon will hide the content in the dispaly window.

Page

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Page section
  2. Customization for changing the order of the Page content can be done by performing a simple drag and drop operation
  3. Click on Publish button to save the changes made to the site.

Single Post

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Single Post section
  2. Customization for changing the order of the Page content can be done by performing a simple drag and drop operation
  3. After performing the drag and drop operation to the title, the changes can be seen in the image below:

  4. Switch on the Drop Cap to display the first letter of the paragraph bigger
  5. Switch on the Author Box to display the Author info box on the single post and switch off to hide
  6. Switch on the Releated Posts to display the Related Posts on the single post and switch off to hide
  7. Click on Publish button to save the changes made to the site.
Additional information: Clicking in eye icon will hide the content in the dispaly window.

Footer

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Footer section
  2. Customization for changing the style of the Footer can be done by simply choosing the footer style from the available options
  3. Switch on the Back to Top button to scroll to the top of the webpage
  4. Click on Publish button to save the changes made to the site.
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