Title Font: Sophia Regular
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Table of Contents
- Menu Bar
- Drop Down Menu
- Menu Social Media
- Homepage Logo
- Featured Categories
- About Widget
- Instagram Feed
- Subscription Box
- Other Widgets
- Template Customizer
- Mobile Version
INSTALLATION – TOP
Unzip the file and find the XML file with the name: Marigold-xml.
In Blogger Dashboard, theme, click Backup/Restore in the top right side of the screen.
In Backup/Restore window, upload the XML file.
MENU BAR – TOP
Edit the Pages widget, select the pages you need and save it. You can also add external links.
DROP DOWN MENU – TOP
Edit the Categories widget, select the labels and save.
You can add a second categories drop down menu by simply adding a new label widget in the menu section.
Make sure that the label widget is set to List instead of Cloud.
MENU SOCIAL MEDIA – TOP
Edit the Social Media widget at the top.
Type the name of the social media and add in the link, repeat until you have all the links you need.
All the social media icons available on this template are listed in the preview.
When you add Bloglovin’ link make sure to use Bloglovin as the title instead of Bloglovin’.
HEADER – TOP
Edit the header widget.
Upload the header image, check Instead of title and description or Have description placed after the image box. Save widget and save arrangement.
Contact me with your blog name if you want a logo similar to Dirtbag.
SLIDER – TOP
Slider will start working automatically as long as your blog is public and don’t delete this widget:
In case you don’t need a slideshow, feel free to delete it.
HOMEPAGE LOGO – TOP
Upload your logo in the Homepage Logo section:
Don’t check the shrink to fit box.
FEATURED CATEGORIES – TOP
In layout add a category title for each tab in these widgets:
Then add the label name for each category in the second row of widgets. The labels are case sensitive, so check that you are adding the right letter case.
ABOUT WIDGET – TOP
Upload your profile image to the about widget:
Add your about intro to the about content:
INSTAGRAM FEED – TOP
Visit instagram.pixelunion.net, press “Generate Access Token”. Make sure you’re logged into your Instagram account for it to work.
Edit the Instagram widget:
Paste the access token and save the widget.
SUBSCRIPTION BOX – TOP
In the footer of the layout page, edit the Follow by Email widget and save it. If your template doesn’t have it click add new gadget and create a new Follow by Email widget.
Don’t forget to change the title if you don’t like it.
OTHER WIDGETS – TOP
Now, access your Layout menu, then on the sidebar click Add a Gadget for the following widgets if you don’t have them already:
Add an Image widget to the sidebar, upload your profile image and save.
Edit the social media widget on the sidebar and add the links and titles similar to the menu bar widget.
Add a new Popular Posts, Choose how many posts to show and whether to keep or remove the snippet.
You can add the featured post widget to the homepage by creating a new one in the “Homepage 2” section. This will allow it to show only on the homepage.
Pick Blog Archive, check Dropdown Menu and save.
Pick Labels, choose cloud and save.
For Post related settings:
SHOW SHARE BUTTONS
Check the box to show the share buttons.
NUMBER OF POSTS
Choose how many posts to show on the main page, save.
Make sure the Labels are checked.
uncheck any extra details you don’t need:
TEMPLATE CUSTOMIZER – TOP
You can customize the colors and fonts of different widgets on the template.
In Theme -> Customize -> Advanced, change colors and fonts according to your need and then press Apply to Blog button.
MOBILE VERSION – TOP
The template is fully responsive which means deactivating the mobile template will not affect the responsiveness of the design.
Access your Template menu, then click the gear button at the bottom of mobile template.
YES. SHOW MOBILE TEMPLATE ON MOBILE DEVICES.
to activate the mobile template, choose Custom from the dropdown menu.
NO. SHOW DESKTOP TEMPLATE ON MOBILE DEVICES.
to deactivate the template.
Now, you’re good to go
Thank you so much for purchasing this theme. If you’re having problems with the template, don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions or to assist you with installing.