Meet Laurel! Our latest Blog & Shop WordPress theme.

Okay
  Print

Oleander - A Blog & Shop WordPress Theme

Beginning Basics: Getting Started with Oleander Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Oleander theme. Whether you're brand new to WordPress or would just like a quick lesson on basic Oleander theme features, you're in the right place! Below, we'l ...

How do I add the "Continue Reading" button to posts in Oleander? Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Oleander theme.The "Continue Reading" button in Oleander is a wonderful tool-- It gives your site's visitors a taste of your posts as well as keeps your homepage tidy & mo ...

How do I add social media icons to Oleander? Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Oleander theme. How do I add social media icons to my top-bar, footer & social widget? WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > So ...

How to determine a post, page, or category ID Every time a post, page, or category is created, WordPress assigns it a unique ID number. Identifying an ID is quite simple. In this tutorial, we will be determining a post's ID, though the steps are the same for pages and ca ...

Add a timer to Oleander's slider Please note: This FAQ article is specifically for the Oleander theme. To add a timer to Oleander's featured area slider in order to make the slides rotate automatically, we can make a slight adjustment to the theme's code. Fi ...

How do I set up my Author Box? If the feature is enabled within the Customizer, an Author Box will appear at the bottom of your posts to give credit to whoever penned the article. Author Boxes feature a little biographic blurb about the author as well as a ...

How do I change my theme's fonts? To change the theme's default fonts, we highly recommend using the WP Google Fonts plugin, which allows you to easily take advantage of the scores of type options provided by Google Fonts. To see all of the font options provi ...

Targeting text elements in Oleander: Change font family Please note: This article is specifically for the Oleander theme. Below, we've noted nearly all of Oleander's text elements and how to target them with CSS in order to change their font-family. This list of Oleander' ...

Targeting text elements in Oleander: Change font size Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Oleander theme.Would you like to change the font size of any of Oleander's text elements? Below, we've noted nearly all of Oleander's text elements and how to target them ...

Adding a newsletter sign-up form to Oleander Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Oleander theme. Oleander comes with pre-stylings included for the "Mailchimp for WordPress" plugin. In order to add a MailChimp newsletter sign-up form widget to your ...

Make Oleander's logo area full-width Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Oleander theme.By default, Oleander's logo image is centered within a container that is 1080px wide. If you have a larger logo image or full-width hero image that you'd li ...

Automatically set all of Oleander's post pages to be full-width Please note: This article is specifically for the "Oleander" theme. Oleander lets you choose your singular post page's layout on a post-by-post basis. This means you could have one post be full-width and one post with a ...

Make Oleander's Featured Area Slider as wide as the content container Please note: This article is specifically for the Oleander theme. By default, Oleander's Featured Area Slider will display at 100% width of your website. If you would prefer to instead have your Featured Area Slider only ...

Turn Oleander's featured area slider into an image gallery slider Oleander's featured area slider allows you to highlight posts and/or pages of your choosing in a full-width spread. If you would prefer to use the slider as an image gallery instead of a featured post/page elem ...

How to create a static homepage & separate blog page By default, your homepage will also display your post feed, listing all of your latest posts for visitors to see. If you would like to instead have your homepage be a static page and your post feed display on a separate page, ...

Adding a category description to your category pages By default, your category pages will display the category title and your category posts (depending on the theme)-- yet no summary. If you'd like to add a bit of category description text on each of your category pages, it's q ...

How do I add a Featured Image? What is a Featured Image? A Featured Image is a representative picture for your post which is used in a number of areas & functions, like on the homepage, post page, related post areas, recent post widgets, featured area s ...

How do I import the demo content? Important to note: To ensure all content is imported correctly, please be sure to have installed all of the required plugins that are noted at the top of your WP Dashboard when you first installed & activated the theme. ...

Why are my posts' Featured Images missing from my RSS feed? By default, WordPress won't automatically pull your post's Featured Image into the RSS feed. This can result in images not appearing on your Bloglovin', Feedly, or other RSS-based accounts. To make your RSS feed include your ...

How do I set up my navigation menu? HOW TO CREATE A NAVIGATION MENU:The basics: Navigate to WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > MenusFrom the drop-downs on the left, choose the content to add to your menu. Nest & position menu items by drag ...

How do I get the "Continue Reading" / "Read More" link in my posts? By default, your entire post will display on the homepage--sometimes this can make scrolling your homepage a bit lengthy! The "Continue Reading" or "Read More" button are a great option to implement if you'd like to ...

Add a "Read More" link to your "About Me" widget The About Me widget, often placed in a sidebar, can be a great little tool to welcome visitors to your site and introduce yourself. The widget area is a bit small, though, if you'd like to write a substantial amount of text. ...

How do I create a Contact Me page? First, please be sure that you have installed and activated the Contact Form 7 plugin. Creating the form On your WordPress Dashboard, navigate to Contact > Add New If you would like your contact form to ...

Error: Theme is missing the style.css stylesheet When attempting to install a theme on WordPress for the first time, you may experience an error message stating: "The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet. Theme install failed." ...

How do I update my theme with the latest version? Updating your theme to the latest version is sometimes necessary in order to apply bug fixes to your theme or even add additional features that may be available.  Please read through the following instructions careful ...

Why is Facebook pulling in the wrong image when I share my post? If the wrong image (or no image at all) is being pulled in when your post is shared on Facebook, it's often an easy fix! First, please ensure you've assigned a Featured Image to your post. A Featured Image is a representa ...

How do I enable/disable comments on my posts and pages? Our themes hook into WordPress's comment system. To enable/disable the ability for your visitors to post comments, you can follow these steps. The procedure is the same for both Pages and individual Posts.    ...

How do I set the number of posts to display on my homepage? You can manually set the maximum number of blog posts to appear on your homepage by going to: WordPress Dashboard > Settings > Reading > choose desired number next to the "Blog pages show at most" option > Sav ...

How do I translate my theme to another language? Solo Pine's themes are written in English, though you are of course welcome to translate them to your language. While it's possible to go through each theme file and manually translate the appropriate text elements, we highly ...

How to make your Gallery Post rotate automatically Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Hemlock, Rosemary, Redwood, Florence, and Oleander themes By default, a post using the Gallery post format will not automatically switch slides or images on a ...

Have your Instagram Footer area display in 2 rows on mobile Please note: This FAQ article is specifically for the Rosemary, Redwood, Florence, Oleander, and Hemlock themes.  The Instagram Footer area, inserted via the trusty "WP Instagram Widget" plugin, will s ...

Where to find particular text elements to manually translate Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Hemlock, Redwood, Rosemary, Florence, and Oleander themes. Should you be translating your entire theme to another language, we recommend check out this FAQ article ...

Solo Pine Referrals // Share the love, earn some cash! Did you know you can earn money each time you refer someone to Solo Pine? Sign up for Creative Market's Partner Program and/or Envato's Affiliate Program. They'll provide you wit ...

What are the ideal image dimensions to use in my theme? It's hard to define exact image dimensions for each theme as different people have different preferences for how their content will look. Based on each theme's demo site, we've tried to note the recommended image dimensions, ...

How to add a little logo image to menu If you'd like to add a little logo image to your menu, we recommend installing & activating the plugin called Nav Menu Images. This plugin allows you to insert an image as a menu item within your top-bar navigation menu. We'l ...

Have Promo Boxes open in a new browser tab Please note: This article is specifically for the Oleander and Redwood themes.  REDWOOD THEME To have your 3 Promo Boxes open in a new browser tab, we can add a little bit of code to their ...

Have Oleander's full-width grid layout display in 3 columns Please note: This FAQ article is specifically for the Oleander theme. By default, Oleander's full-width grid layout will have your grid items display in 2 columns. If you'd like to have them inst ...

Add an image to your About Me widget To add an image to your "About Me" widget, you will first want to ensure that the image is hosted online. This means that it has a URL which WordPress can use to link it into the widget. The easiest way to do this would ...

Creating additional WordPress Users You may find that you'd like to create additional WordPress Users which can log into your WordPress Dashboard for a variety of reasons. For example, to contribute in writing posts or to troubleshoot technical issues you' ...

What fonts are used in my theme's demo logo image? Your theme will have a default logo image which appears at the top of the site. You can replace this logo image by navigating to your theme's Customizer area and uploading your preferred image to the "Logo & Header" sett ...

Inserting columns into your posts or pages Most of our themes use WordPress's standard post editor when adding and styling content within your post or page. By default, WordPress doesn't have an easy way to create clean columns within your content area so that im ...

Setting up your webshop Currently, our only themes which support the WooCommerce shop plugin are Oleander and Laurel.  When you first install either of these themes, the shop options (such as "Shopping cart", "Check out", etc.) won't be v ...