The Chanel Documentation
Unzip the theme file. Visit your WordPress dashboard. Click on Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload Theme > Upload the Genesis.zip file and click activate. Then upload the Chanel.zip file and click activate.
Click on Plugins > Add New > Install the following plugins: Contact Form 7, Genesis Connect for Woocommerce, Genesis eNews Extended, Genesis Featured Page Advanced, Meta Slider, Genesis Simple Share, Instagram Feed, Ninja Forms, Regenerate Thumbnails, Simple Social Icons, Social Warfare, Testimonial Rotator, Woocommerce and Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Click activate on all plugins.
Click on Pages > Add New and create your desired pages.
Click on Appearance > Menus > Create a new menu consisting of your pages. Check to display it as the primary or secondary navigation menu depending on where you’d like to display it on your page. Click save.
Create another Menu and name it Social Menu. Use the custom link section to add your social media links. Do not assign this menu. It will be used in the footer section later.
Front Page Slider
Navigate to Meta Slider > New Slideshow. Add your images to your slider. Under preview, make sure your settings match those in the screenshot below.
Navigate to Appearance > Widgets
Drag the Meta Slider and Genesis eNews Extended widget to the widget section titled Home – Slider
Add your newsletter information to the enews widget and click save
Home – Top, Home – Middle Left, Home – Middle Middle, Home – Middle Right
Drag a Text widget to the widget sections titled home – top, home – middle left, home – middle middle, and home – middle right.
Copy and paste the following to the home – top text widget:
you’ve got <em>dreams</em><br>
let’s make them a reality
Copy and paste the following to the home – middle left, home – middle middle and home – middle right widgets:
<div class=”home-featured”><a href=”http://www.yourlinkhere.com”>
Replace with your information and click save.
Home – Bottom
Drag the Testimonial Rotator and Genesis – Featured Posts widgets to the widget section titled Home – Bottom. Modify your settings to match those in the screenshot below.
Category Index Page
Drag the Genesis Featured Posts to the widget section titled Category Index Page. Do this again twice more, or for how many categories you’d like to display on your Category Index page.
Modify your settings to match those in the screenshot below.
Drag the Genesis eNews Extended widget to the widget section titled Footer 1. Enter your Mailchimp information and click save.
Drag the Navigation Menu widget to the widget section titled Footer 2. Click to display your social menu and click save.
Drag the Custom HTML widget to the widget section titled Footer 3. Copy and paste your Instagram feed shortcode. Click save.
Drag the Text widget to the widget section titled Footer 4. Enter a short blurb about yourself and click save.
Click on Instagram Feed. Follow the instructions to access your Instagram token. Customize your settings via the instructions below.
Display Featured Images & Excerpts:
Navigate to Genesis > Theme Settings > Content Archives. Under Display, check to display Entry Excerpts. Under Featured Image, check to display the Featured Image. Modify your settings to match those in the screenshot below.
And voila! Feel free to add other widgets and customize as you see fit.