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

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 setup / troubleshoot my Featured Area slider in Hemlock? Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Hemlock theme. Setting up Hemlock's Featured Area slider:In your WP dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Featured Area SettingsHere you can enable/disable the sli ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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. ...

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 ...

How do I add social media icons to Hemlock? Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Hemlock theme.How do I add social media icons to Hemlock? WordPress Dash > Appearance > Customize > Social Media SettingsHere, you can type in your username for w ...

How to add a timer to Hemlock's featured area slider Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Hemlock theme. By default, Hemlock's featured area slider will not rotate slides automatically. If you'd like to add this feature in, we'll go through the necessary steps ...

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 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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Why does my full-width grid layout suddenly look odd in Hemlock? Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Hemlock theme.The most common reason Hemlock's full-width grid layout goes from a nice 3-column structure to an awkwardly-spaced 2-column structure is due to a change in f ...

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, ...

What is a retina logo image? Please note: This article is specifically for the Hemlock and Florence themes. What is a retina image? Some newer devices come with "Retina Display" which , thanks to its high pixel density screen, will make co ...

Have your homepage display a specific post category By default, the homepage will display your most recent posts from all categories. If you'd like your homepage to only display posts assigned with 1 particular category instead, you can follow these steps:Navigate to Appearanc ...

Have homepage & archive pages display different post counts **To set the overall number of posts that display on both your homepage & archive pages in general, please check out this FAQ article. If you'd like to have one number of posts display on your home ...

Disqus plugin changes Hemlock's comment icon to text Please note: This FAQ article is specifically for the Hemlock theme. When using the Disqus plugin with Hemlock, the plugin can "hijack" the comment icon within a post's social share icon section and turn it to text. To overri ...

How do I auto-apply the "Continue Reading..." link on all posts in Hemlock? Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Hemlock theme. The "Continue reading..." link in Hemlock is an excellent tool-- It gives your site's visitors a taste of your posts as well as keeps your homepage tidy & m ...

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 ...

Add an email icon to Hemlock Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Hemlock theme. To add an email icon to your Hemlock social icons which would allow visitors to send you an email, you can follow these steps:Adding an email social icon to ...

1st post displays full, followed by grid layout in Hemlock Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Hemlock theme. If you're interested in having your homepage display the first post in full/standard layout, followed by ...

How do I set up Hemlock's Instagram footer widget? Please note: This FAQ article is specifically for the Hemlock theme. SETTING UP HEMLOCK'S INSTAGRAM FOOTERImportant to Note: The Instagram Footer widget feature was added to Hemlock ...

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, ...

How to add a comment counter to Hemlock Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Hemlock theme. To add a comment counter to Hemlock's homepage under each post, you can follow a few easy steps. You'll need to make some slight adjustments to your theme's ...

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 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 ...

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 to make Hemlock's featured area slider display 1 large image Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Hemlock theme. By default, Hemlock's featured area slider will display 3 slides at a time. To have the featured area slider display just 1 large image instead, you can fol ...

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 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 ...

Why is my site title appearing twice in my browser tab? If your site title is appearing twice in your browser tab, it's likely caused by an SEO plugin you have enabled. No worries, though! We have a quick fix. Open up the "header.php" theme file. Toward the top of this document, y ...

Make Hemlock's logo area full-width Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Hemlock theme. By default, Hemlock's logo image is centered within a container that is 940px wide. If you have a larger ...

How to find your purchase code How do I find my theme's ThemeForest purchase code? You will need your ThemeForest purchase code in order to open up a support ticket. Each purchase code is a unique string of letters and numbers to verify ...

Moving the top bar below the logo image in Hemlock Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Hemlock theme.The top bar includes your navigation menu, your social network icons, and your search function. By default, it sits above your header's logo image. If you'd ...

Relocating Hemlock's slider to a static homepage Please note: This FAQ article is specifically for the Hemlock theme. By default, your featured area slider will be displayed on the page which has your post feed/blog. Sometimes, people prefer to have a static homepage and a ...

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 "Read More" link to Grid Layout posts in Hemlock Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Hemlock theme.By default, the "Continue Reading" link won't appear for Grid Layout posts. If you would like to have this link appear below each grid item, you can follow t ...

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 ...

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. ...

Targeting text elements in Hemlock - Changing Font-family Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Hemlock theme.Below, we've noted nearly all of Hemlock's text elements and how to target them with CSS in order to change their font-family. If you're looking for a list o ...

How to fix the Pinterest social share icon Many Pinterest "Pin It" plugins will hijack the theme's default Pinterest social share icon which appears below each post. Not to fret! We have a simple fix to override this and return your Pinterest icon back to its original ...

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 ...

Theme Support Coverage FAQs Purchasing one of our theme licenses from ThemeForest provides you with six months free technical support included in the price. This is to ensure you have a helping hand while getting started with your Solo Pine theme and so ...

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Adjust Grid layout's summary length in Hemlock Please note: This article is specifically for the Hemlock themeWhen you implement the Grid Layout option in Hemlock, it will display a little image thumbnail followed by an excerpt of your post's text. By default, this is set ...

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 ...

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 ...

Add Promo Boxes to Hemlock Please note: This tutorial is specifically for the Hemlock theme. Some of our themes, like Redwood and Oleander, offer an element called Promo Boxes which are 3 horizontally-aligned hyperlinked images. B ...

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' ...

Add a newsletter sign-up form to Hemlock By default, Hemlock doesn't have a newsletter sign-up form included in the theme, however it is possible to add this functionality with the help of the Mailchimp for WordPress plugin.  In order to add a ...