Tidy - Setup Instructions

Below are all the tutorials on getting your new Tidy theme set up to appear like our demo. Here is a link as well to our demo that you can view for reference as you’re setting up your new theme!

View Theme Demo

Plugins needed before you get started!

How do I set up my home page widgets?

The home page of the Tidy theme is comprised of 6 different widget areas.

  • Home- Featured (slider)
  • Home- Welcome
  • Home- Middle Left
  • Home- Middle Right
  • Home- Call to Action
  • Home- Bottom

Here are screenshots of all the settings from the Tidy demo:

Home- Featured & Home- Welcome

Tidy theme home featured widget Tidy theme Home Welcome widget

Home- Middle Left & Home- Middle Right

Home- Call to Action

Home- Bottom

How do I set up my social media icons?

This theme uses the Simple Social Icons Plugin, which can be obtained here or by searching in Dashboard>Plugins>Add New.

In your Widgets menu, drag the widget labeled “Simple Social Icons” into a widgetized Area.

– The demo displays them in the Primary Sidebar & Home- Welcome widget areas.

Configure the widget by choosing a title, icon size and color, and the URLs to your various social profiles.

* See color HEX codes below to coordinate colors to match.

How do I set up the Slider?

This theme uses the Genesis Responsive Slider plugin, which can be obtained here or by searching in Dashboard>Plugins>Add New.

  1. Install and activate the plugin
  2. Configure the slider settings (Dashboard>Genesis>Slider Settings) as shown in the screenshot below.
  3. Visit Dashboard>Appearance>Widgets and drag a Genesis- Responsive Slider widget to the Home – Featured area.

How do I set up the 6 footer widgets?

You will add a Genesis- Featured Posts widget configured as below to each Footer area. You can simply change your category for each widget.

How do I upload my own logo?

Navigate to Appearance>Header. Select the browse button and upload your logo.

For best results, your logo should be sized at 300px wide by 120px high before you upload.

How do I upload my own background?

Navigate to Appearance>Background. Select the browse button and upload your background.

How do I change the color scheme?

Go to Dashboard>Genesis>Theme Settings and select the color you want from the dropdown menu under the Color Style section.

Here are the color options available for the Tidy theme:

  • Tidy Pink: #F27084
  • Tidy Blue: #19BDC4
  • Tidy Peach: #FE8A7B
  • Tidy Navy: #192E5B
  • Tidy Purple: #AE70AF
  • Tidy Black: #000000