Generate a Google maps API key

In order to use Google maps on your site you need an API key. Lets see how we can get one. Navigate to the Google API Console you will see this select whether you want to receive updates on the product or not, check the terms radio button and click the Agree and continue button. Next is the Credentials screen. […]

Easily modify theme strings

On many themes you will encounter some hard-coded strings, which you might want to alter. Your options on altering them are: Locate the strings in the theme’s files and edit them, which is not advised. Create a child theme, load its text domain, copy over any necessary files and make your changes. This is a […]

Setting up the weather on our themes

Some of our themes feature a weather widget on the header, this is provided by Yahoo’s weather API. Yahoo has recently made some changes to the authentication of said API which made setting up the weather on the themes a bit more complex, lets see how it’s done. Navigate to the weather settings tab On […]

WordPress installation on cPanel hosting

WordPress is famous for its 5 minute installation, which really takes about 30 seconds, however getting to that final step requires some work on our part, lets see how we can do it. Login to your hosting service’s control panel (cpanel) To do that you usually have to navigate to your domain slash cpanel, for […]

Use the newsletter plugin with our themes

Many of our themes have built in newsletter forms, tied to MailChimp, if you are a MailChimp user you can have a look at this post for information on how to set up your theme with the service. If for some reason you don’t want to use MailChimp and want to handle newsletter subscriptions locally, you […]

Using Google Fonts

Sometimes you might want to modify the default font applied to the theme. The easiest way to do this is by using the Easy Google Fonts plugin, which allows you to select from the 700+ font families available on Google Fonts. To install the plugin you navigate to Plugins > Add New, search for “Easy […]

How to white label a theme

As you might have read around our site, you can white label our themes. In this article we’ll see how you can do that. TIP: It is advised to white label the theme before you do any work on it. Proceeding with the modifications shown below after configuring and adding content, might result in data […]

Using the developer tools

All major browsers come bundled with developer tools, which allow us, among many other things, to locate how a style is applied to a particular element, this is very helpful if we are looking to modify said style. Web developer tools can be accessed by pressing the F12 key, or right clicking in the page and […]

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