This video shows how to install and activate the Hume theme from GitHub.
- [Narrator] Hume was created in December 2016 as part of the WordPress: Building Themes from Scratch Using Underscores course. I released a theme shortly thereafter on GitHub for everyone to use, and by the time you watch this course it should also be available from the WordPress theme directory. If so, you can install it directly from within WordPress admin, but if you want the latest version of the theme, you want to contribute to the theme, or maybe you're not able to get it from the them directory for some other reason, you can download it directly from GitHub as well. You find Hume at github.com/mor10/hume.
From here, simply click the green button that says clone or download. Click download zip to get it on to your computer. Then go to your site, and you see here my site is currently running 2017 as the theme. Go to the WordPress toolbar and select themes. Or go to the back end and select appearance and themes. Then click the add new button. The upload theme button, then choose the file you just downloaded right here. Hume.zip. And click install now. The theme will now be uploaded into the site, unpacked and installed.
And from here we can add a live preview or activate it right away. Now if you're installing this new theme on an existing site that people can access on the web, I recommend you click live preview. But since I'm demonstrating the theme on a new site and I don't really care about anyone seeing it, I'm going to click activate right away. Whether in live preview or with a theme activated you should now see something like this. A blue header with a site title and a site tagline, followed by a menu of some kind, either a custom menu you've created or just a menu showing the current pages on the site in alphabetical order.
Then maybe some widgets in the side bar, and some content on the front page. Now all of this will depend on how you've set up your site. If you have a lot of content you'll see different types of content from what I have. And if you've made some configurations already you may see some of those configurations take shape. But this is what you see out of the box when you activate Hume. Now we can take a closer look and see what we can do to customize this theme for your particular site.
- Installing and activating Hume
- Adding a header image
- Changing the site title and tagline
- Adding a custom logo
- Adding a social menu to the footer
- Customizing the layout with sidebar widgets
- Adding optional footer widgets
- Adding optional page-only widgets
- Going further with WordPress