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Redwood - A Responsive WordPress Blog Theme

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

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

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. Also ...

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 ite ...

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

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

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

Make Redwood's logo area full-width Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Redwood theme. By default, Redwood'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' ...

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 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 display in En ...

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 that your t ...

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 sli ...

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 ...

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 representati ...

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 ...

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 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.    &nbs ...

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 ...

How to update your theme Occasionally we'll release theme updates which may include bug fixes or even additional features. You may receive an email notification that an update is ready to install. If you're interested in knowing what exactly the upda ...

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." No ...

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

Targeting text elements in Redwood - CSS Selectors This list of Redwood's text element CSS is in coordination with this article: How do I change my theme's fonts? Below, we've noted nearly all of Redwood's text elements and how to target them with CSS in order to change ...

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 "Read More" link to Grid or List Layout posts in Redwood Please note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Redwood theme. By default, the "Continue Reading" button won't appear for Grid Layout or List Layout posts. If you would like to have this button appear below ea ...

Adjust Redwood's featured area slider timer Please note: This FAQ article is specifically for the Redwood theme. To adjust the auto-rotation of Redwood's slider, you can do so within the "solopine.js" file. To get started, we like to recommend installing a co ...

Make Redwood's slider full-width Please Note: This FAQ Article is specifically for the Redwood theme. Redwood's featured area slider, by default, will be set at 1080 x 530 pixels. If you would like to have the slider be full-width and span the en ...

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

How do I change my theme's fonts? To change the theme's default fonts (and other stylings), we highly recommend using the Easy Google Fonts plugin, which allows you to easily take advantage of the scores of type options provided by Google Fonts. It also provi ...

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

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 dimen ...

Add an email icon to Redwood To add an email icon to your Redwood social icons which would allow visitors to send you an email, you can follow these steps: ADDING AN EMAIL ICON TO YOUR TOP BAR      Navigate to WP Dashboard & ...

Solo Pine Referrals & Affiliates // 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 with a unique URL which acts as a tracker so th ...

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 ...

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 ...

Have Promo Boxes open in a new browser tab Please note: This article is specifically for the Oleander, Laurel, 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 HTML code ele ...

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' ...

Fonts used in demo logo images 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 ...

Hide Featured Area on subsequent (paginated) homepage/blog pages On your homepage or blog pages (whichever displays your postfeed), when you click the "Older Posts" button, you will be taken to another page which displays even more of your posts. By default, if you have the Featured A ...

Instagram feed isn't updating on the site Sometimes, though not common, you may notice that your Instagram feed hasn't updated despite you adding new photos to your actual Instagram account. More often than not, this is related to transient data on your WordPress get ...

Adding post pagination to Rosemary & Redwood Please note: This article is specifically for the Rosemary & Redwood themes.  If you would like to insert links titled "Previous Post" and "Next Post" on your singular post pages, it's super easy!  ...

Use Redwood's Slider as an Image Gallery Redwood's featured area slider allows you to highlight posts and/or pages of your choosing. If you would prefer to use the slider as an image gallery instead of a featured post/page element, it's very possible ...

Change how many posts display per page SET ALL POST COUNTS AT ONCE - DEFAULT WP SETTING You can manually set the maximum number of blog posts to appear on all of your post pages (like the blog feed, archive pages, etc.) by going to: WordPress Dashboard > ...

Add text menu to Redwood's footer If you'd like to insert a simple horizontal text menu into your footer area, it's simple to do with some basic HTML and CSS!  Navigate to WP Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Footer Settings > Footer ...

Translate your theme using Loco Translate By default, all of our themes come in the English language. Though it's absolutely possible to translate this to another language, of course! For this, we recommend using the free plugin called "Loco Translate" (https://wordp ...

Add boxed background behind Redwood's Featured Slider's text overlay Please note: This guide is only for the Redwood theme. To add a boxed background behind your Featured Area Slider's text, you can copy and paste the following code into your Appearance > Customize > C ...

Default fonts used in each theme All Solo Pine themes use Google Fonts as their main default fonts. Below, we've listed what fonts are used in each theme for your reference. If there's an element you can't find noted, please let us know by opening a new supp ...

Add a simple text menu to Redwood's footer If you'd like to insert a simple horizontal text menu into your footer area, it's simple to do with some basic HTML and CSS!  Navigate to WP Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Footer Settings.In the "Foo ...

Add more Promo Boxes By default, Redwood offers 3 Promo Boxes. If you'd prefer to have 6 Promo Boxes instead, it's possible to add some HTML/CSS code to achieve this. Please note that the original 3 Promo Boxes will need to be configured via ...

Google Search Console: Mobile-Friendly Test Recommendations If you run your site through the Google Search Console's "Mobile Friendly Test", you may receive a result of "Page is not mobile friendly". Don't stress! While GSC's scan can be really helpful, it's also very literal and rais ...

Show post feed on homepage When you view your homepage, are your published posts missing? If so, don't worry! It's likely that your homepage is set to display a static page rather than your feed.  Navigate to Settings > Reading > Your homep ...

Setting up your webshop Currently, our themes which support the WooCommerce shop plugin are Oleander, Rosemary, Redwood, Hemlock, Laurel, Alder, Florence, Hawthorn and Sitka. When you first install these themes, the shop op ...

How to configure "Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed" plugin In this guide, we'll go over how to setup and configure the "Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed" plugin.  If you find yourself with any questions at all during the process, please don't hesitate to reach out! We're ha ...

How to setup the "Smash Balloon Instagram Feed" plugin in Redwood We're currently in the process of switching our recommended Instagram feed plugin from "WP Instagram Widget" over to "Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed". Redwood has been updated with custom stylings for this new plugin.Below, ...

Redwood's Category Index Shortcode Redwood includes a shortcode which allows you to display a number of posts from a particular category in a grid-like layout of 3 - 4 columns. This feature can be helpful if you'd like to create an index page, for example ...