Ellie Jane

Theme Update

If you’ve purchased the Ellie Jane theme in the past, you are welcome to upgrade to the new Kadence theme version. This theme uses a different framework than the one you have been using. There will be a learning curve but the tutorials will provide information as well as videos on how to use this new theme. Click here to view the new updated demo.

If you would like the updated Kadence theme, please visit my support page and enter your name and order number so that I can find your previous purchase. I can then provide you with the new theme files free or charge.

Please follow the tutorials below to create your site just like the demo. If you run into any problems or have any questions while following the tutorial, please let us know. Don’t forget to submit your site to our Showcase page when you are done. We would love to see how your site looks!

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Install the Demo Content (optional)

If you are starting a brand new site… your site will look nothing like the demo. Uploading the themes demo content is a great way to get started. You will be able to delete what you don’t want and keep what you need. This is optional. You are welcome to skip this step and move to “Notification Bar” below.

Matching Branding Products

I also offer coordinating products like logos, Pinterest, and Instagram templates, Thank You Cards, Social Media Planners, and other items in my shop to make branding your business less stressful!

Notification Bar

This is the section at the very top of the Ellie Jane demo site. The demo site is using a text widget. You can add this to make special announcements.

  • To do this… click on “Appearance” >> “Widgets“. Click on “Text” then choose “Notification Bar“. Insert your special announcement then click “Save“.

Header & Menu Bar

Homepage Setup

The Homepage is created with widgets in the Front Page widget sections. Follow this tutorial to set your homepage to look like the demo site.

Instagram Feed

Please follow this Instagram Widget tutorial to finish this setup.

Footer Widget

There are 3 widgets that make up the footer.

Widget 1. Custom HTML Widget

If you are not already there… click on “Appearance” >> “Widgets”. Click on “Custom HTML” then choose “Footer 1” from the dropdown. Copy/pates the code below into the Custom HTML widget.

Change the info to your own then click “Save” when done. 

Widget 2. Genesis eNews Extended Widget (Subscribe Box)

Follow this tutorial to setup the Subscribe Box in the Footer.

Widget 3. Simple Social Icon Widget

Right below that is the Social Media Icons. Follow this tutorial to install the Social Media Icons.

Blog Page

The Ellie Jane blog page looks like this.

  • Before Blog Widget – this is the area right above the blog posts. Use this section to showcase an important post.
  • Note – A good image size for your blog post’s “Featured Image” is 600px x 600px (a square image)
  • How to Add the “Share This” Icons
  • After Entry widget – you can place any widget in this widget area such as user profile, advertisement, or instagram widget. It will show up at the bottom of every post before the comments. I used the “Genesis – User Profile” widget on the demo site.

Ad Between Posts

This ad space shows after the second post on every blog page. To use this ad space click on Appearance >> Widgets. If you have an:

  • HTML/Javascript code for your ad – Click on “Custom HTML” widget and choose “Ad Between Posts”. Place your code in the Content box then click “Save”.
  • Image and Link for your ad – click on “Image Widget” and choose “Ad Between Posts”. Click “Select an Image”, choose your image, insert the link, then click “Save”.


This is the area to the right of the blog posts and pages.

Category Page

Follow this tutorial on how to create a category page. The category page on Ellie Jane looks like this. You can also follow along in the video tutorial here.


  • Contact Page – Follow this tutorial on how to create a Contact page.
  • About Me Page – the About Me page can be seen here. Please watch this video on how to setup the About Me page.

Page Templates (these are optional)

WooCommerce Shopping Cart

If you would like to add a shop to your site please follow this tutorial.


Theme Information

Images Used on Demo Site

Images shown on the demo site came from Haute Stock (affiliate). Haute Stock updates their images regularly. We can not guarantee that you will be able to find the exact same images that are shown on the demo site.

Fonts Used

Color Codes Used

  • Accent Color – #eae5df
  • Second Accent Color – #1c1c1c
  • Button & Link Color – #d1aba2

List of Plugins Used

  • Genesis eNews Extended
  • Genesis Simple Share
  • Image Widget
  • Ninja forms
  • Soliloquy Lite
  • Simple Social Icons
  • Smash Balloon Instagram Feed
  • Portfolio Post Type (optional – if you plan to use the portfolio)
  • WooCommerce (optional – this is the shopping cart)
  • Genesis Connect for WooCommerce (this is for the shopping cart as well)

Additional Resources

I have a really good page of resources and additional plugins that I recommend like a popup subscribe box plugin and more. You can find that page here.

Extra Tutorials

These tutorials are not necessary but only optional for those who are looking to customize their themes further.

You can also find more tutorials here.

Have Questions?

If you have questions about your theme and can’t find the answer above please feel free to submit a support ticket.

Please note: support is only provided for setup and installation, questions and concerns. Support is not provided for personal customizations to our themes.

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