Greetings! Bellow you will find complete documentation for Jess theme.
First of all, we want to say thank you! We're very grateful that you have chosen our theme for your website. We will do everything we can to provide you the best support possible. Feel free ask us if you need more help.
Jess theme folder structure:
Below are some of our more common support questions.
This theme takes advantage of these generous tools:
In this section we will go over the process of setting up WordPress environment, next I will show you how to install and activate your brand new theme. Finally you will learn how to setup all of the key features of Jess theme.
If you already have WordPress installed on your server just skip to the next section. If you haven't yet installed WordPress on your server, here you will find a complete guide on this topic. Just follow the steps and you will be ready in no time with a WordPress website.
Each WordPress Theme can be installed in two ways: via ftp client or through the admin panel:
If you want to setup your theme to look like the Jess demo from TemplateExpress please follow this guide. The process is very simple and it should take up to 5 minutes.
The following options can be edited in your WordPress admin area. Go to Appearance > Customize.
Add the Full url to your Social Network account. Please include the url from: http....
Upload your sites logo. Recommended size 250px wide and 100px high.
Add an email address, telephone number or physical address in this field.
Upload a header image for your website. Recommended size 2000px wide and 500px high.
This is the section where you can upload your Favicon (the small icon that appears in the browser tab).
You can also set the Apple App Icon by uploading a png of 152px x 152px
Select from 4 pre-styled color options.
If you don't want to use one of the pre-styled options you can pick your own color settings by ticking the "use settings below" box.
You can change the colors for most things from this section, including the body background, top bar, footer bar and highlight colors.
Choose the color for your website from interactive palette of colors or paste your HEX value.
For a safe way to add your own styles or overide any of our ones use this textbox. Add pure CSS only!
There are loads of options within this section for you to create a personal homepage. Before these appear on your homepage you must make a page and select the Custom Homepage Template from the template options. You will then have to set this as your static homepage. Control Custom homepage settings, add a slider and more...
Jess comes with a fully functioning slider. Simply click the checkbox and select the category to display the carousel and set the amount of slides you want. You will have to have posts with featured images before they appear in the slider.
Enter your featured text here. This will display directly below the homepage slider.
Images, links and text can be added to the 3 feature boxes that site below the Promotion Bar.
Jess theme includes access to Google Font Library to customize most sections of the site.
To enable your font choices make sure you've checked the enable checkbox.
Jess supports custom menu and you can set it by using the following steps:
After installing the theme, your sidebars will be empty or have default widgets. These can be populated using the following steps:
Note: This theme has some extra widget areas in the footer and the left-sidebar templates. These can be populated using the same steps as above.
The following are just size recommendations and there is some flexibility with these sizes.
Logo = 250px width 100px height. The Jess demo site logo 240px width and 100px height.
Slider Images (Custom Homepage) = 2000px width 500px height. The Jess demo site logos are 2000px width and 500px height.
Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this theme. As I said at the beginning, I'd be glad to help you if you have any questions relating this theme. No guarantees, but I'll do my best to assist. If you have any suggestions on how to improve our themes or documentation please share them!