Hailey Wells

Theme Update

If you’ve purchased the Hailey Wells 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 problems or have 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 blog… it will look nothing like the demo site. 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 “Header & Menu 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!

Header & Menu Bar

Homepage

  • Homepage Slider
  • Shop My Style (optional) – You will first need to have an account with ShopStyle Collective, RewardStyle, or a similar Style site. After your account is activated you can create a product widget within your Style account. Once the widget is created… the Style site will give you an HTML/Javascript code. Copy that code. *The demos site is using ShopStyle Collective. Next, login to your WordPress dashboard and click on Appearance >> Widgets. Click on “Custom HTML” then choose “Homepage Slider” from the dropdown. Give it a title (optional) and paste the code you copied from your Style Account. Click “Save” then view your site.

Troubleshoot

Are your blog posts missing from the homepage? If yes, please follow these steps.

  1. Click on “Appearance” then “Customize”.
  2. Click on “Homepage Settings”.
  3. Please be sure that “Your Latest Posts” is checked then click “Publish”.

If “Your Latest Posts” is already checked but they are still missing. Please contact me here.

Blog Posts

  • Note – A good image size for your blog post’s “Featured Image” is 400px x 600px
  • How to Add the “Share This” Buttons
  • After Entry widget – you can place any widget in this widget area such as user profile, advertisement, or instagram widget. It will show at the bottom of every post, before the comments. I used the “Image Widget” plugin on the demo site.

Sidebar

Footer Widgets

How To Use Footers 1, 2, & 3 – place any widgets in these Footers. But note: Footer 2 & 3 will not show unless you have something in Footer 1 first. To get to the Footer Widgets click on Appearance then Widgets.

  • The Hailey Wells theme is using a Text Widget and Social Media Icons in Footer 1.
  • Footer 2 is using the “Genesis – User Profile” widget.
  • Footer 3 is using a Subscribe Box

Widget Below Footer – Instagram

Instagram/Social Page

If you purchased your theme before July 14, 2020 please follow this tutorial:

If you purchased (or updated) your theme after July 15th, 2020 please follow this tutorial:

Contact Page

Category Page

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

Page Template

These are optional pages and you do not have to use them unless you want to.

Customize

Images Used on Demo Site

All the images shown on the demo site came from Haute Stock (affiliate). Haute Stock updates their images regularly so we can’t guarantee that you will be able to find the exact same images.

Theme Information

Fonts Used

Color Codes Used

  • Light Pink – #fde8e2
  • Darker Pink (link color) – #f9bab3
  • Dark Grey/Black (font color) – #444444
  • Light Grey – #f5f5f5

Troubleshooting

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 on our blog.

Have Quesitons?

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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