Join Carrie Dils for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing and activating a theme, part of WordPress and Genesis DIY: Restaurant Website.
- In the last movie we looked at three different themes…that could all work well for our restaurant website.…Now it's time to pick the one we'll use for this project.…And the winner is the Swank theme,…by Pretty Darn Cute Designs.…I really like the design elements and the front page layout,…despite that awful slider.…And, of course, it looks great on mobile.…I'll show you a cool trick to check how sites look…on mobile devices without actually having to…go out and buy all these devices and check your site.…Most modern browsers have developer tools built in…that allow you to preview how a site looks…on a mobile view port.…
Now in this course, I'm using Chrome.…So I can click on View, Developer,…and Developer Tools.…From there, I want to click the phone icon and then…I can see the site replicated in a mobile view port.…You can go ahead and size and resize…to see how it plays out.…By the way, if you're using Firefox,…check under the Tools menu for…Web Developer Responsive Design View.…In the mobile view here you can see that the…
Find more courses in this series in our WordPress DIY playlist.
- Making a basic content inventory
- Finding a suitable theme
- Setting up widgets and navigation
- Creating a menu with the Food and Drink Menu plugin
- Adding a responsive slider
- Using Jetpack for reservations
- Testing the site
Skill Level Beginner
1. Preparing to Build a Site
2. Picking and Configuring a Theme
3. Extending Functionality with Plugins
4. Going Live
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