Crystal

Thank you for using the Genesis Framework by StudioPress and selecting the Crystal theme. Following are the instructions for setting up your site to resemble the Crystal theme demo.

Crystal

If you have any trouble, please fill out the contact form for assistance.

You may wish to have the Crystal theme demo open, for reference, while setting up your theme. The setup documentation for this theme has been broken down into the following sections:

How to Configure the Menu
How to Configure the Home Top Section
How to Configure the Home Middle Section
How to Configure the Home Bottom Section
How to Configure the Portfolio Page

How to Import Demo Content

For your convenience, an export file of the Demo site is available to assist in the setup of your Crystal theme. You’ll find more information about this in the Importing Demo Content tutorial.

How to Configure the Menu

In this theme, disable the Primary and Secondary Navigation under Genesis Settings -> Navigation.

Created a menu under Appearance -> Menus.

Note that drop-down menu items are created by placing those menu item indented over to the right.

Now visit Appearance -> Widgets, and drag the Custom Menu widget to Header Right. Choose the menu you just created.

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How to Configure the Home Top Section

Under Appearance>Dashboard>Widgets, drag a Genesis Featured Page widget to the Home Top Left section.

Configure as in the screenshot below:

Install and activate the WP-Cycle plugin.

Under Dashboard>Media>WP-Cycle, configure the plugin settings as shown in the screenshot below.

Upload desired images to WP-Cycle.

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How to Configure the Home Middle Section

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Widgets.

Drag a Genesis Featured Post widget to the Home Middle area and configure as shown in the screen shot below.

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How to Configure the Home Bottom Section

Go to Dashboard>Appearance>Widgets.

Drag a Genesis Featured Page widget to each Home Bottom areas and configure each one as shown in the screen shot below.

Widgets ‹ Crystal Child Theme Demo — WordPress

Use a different page of your choice for each widget in each widget area.

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How to Configure the Portfolio Page

The Portfolio Page template showcases posts with a featured image in a grid layout, as seen here: Portfolio Demo

Make sure you have posts in a category called Portfolio, and each post has an image you want to feature. In Dashboard>Genesis>Theme Settings, choose the category(ies) to feature. You can select one, all, or use the category ID’s to exclude certain categories.

Create a page with the name of your choice, and select “Portfolio” as the page template. Do not enter any content into the page. It will pick up the categorized posts and the featured images that have been uploaded to each.

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Congratulations! You are now ready to begin adding content and personal touches to your new Crystal and Genesis powered website. If you run into any problems along the way or have questions, please fill out the contact form and let us know how we can help.