Join Carrie Dils for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing and activating a theme, part of WordPress and Genesis DIY: Community Website.
- In the last movie we looked at three themes that would all…work well for a community website.…Now it's time to pick the one we'll use in this project.…I've selected the Education Pro theme by StudioPress.…And of course you can be sure that it looks great on mobile.…Let me show you a cool trick to check how sites look…on a mobile device without actually having to check…a bunch of mobile devices.…Most modern browsers have developer tools built-in…that allow you to preview how a site looks…on a mobile viewport.…In this course, I'm using Chrome…and can click on View, Developer, Developer Tools…and then look for the phone icon.…
If you're using Firefox, check under the Tools menu…for Web Developer, Responsive Web Design.…In the mobile view you can see that the navigation…has collapsed into a single icon.…So if you need to access the menu, you can just…maximize it.…Scrolling down you can see that it's taken what was a…four column wide layout and resized it depending on the…viewport size, pretty cool.…With that said, it's time for us to get a copy of the theme…
Find more courses in this series in our WordPress DIY playlist.
- Understanding your site goals
- Making a content inventory
- Choosing a theme and plugins
- Configuring the menus and layout
- Extending functionality with plugins
- Adding forums, events, and forms to your website
- Securing your site and managing spam
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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