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First of all, thanks for buying from The Basic Page. You deserve all the love and I hope you really enjoy your new design!

This is a guide with the instructions to install your theme. Feel free to contact me if you have any question or problem during the installation. I will be glad to help you!

So, here we go!
1. Go to the THEME section of your blog dashboard.

2. Click on the arrow near the 'Customize' button.
3. Click on BACKUP.
4. Click on DOWNLOAD and save a copy of the theme you are currently using on your blog.
5. After saving your backup, click on the arrow again and this time click on RESTORE.
6. Unzip the theme file.

7. Click on UPLOAD and select your new theme file to upload it.

You can choose between VIER v3.2 (1 column) and VIER 3.2 (2 columns). The columns stands for the layout of the post page.

(You don't need to open the file, just upload it.)


Congrats! You have uploaded your new theme.

Now it is time to set up the gadgets. In order to do that, go to the LAYOUT section of your blog dashboard.

At your blog's dashboard LAYOUT section you find all the gadgets. You can modify all the titles and hide the gadgets you don't want to use on your blog.
Let's start with the social media icons.

Available icons:
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Youtube, Bloglovin', Email, Spotify and RSS feed.
1. Find the SOCIAL ICONS gadget and click on the pencil to edit it.
2. Type the name and URL of the icon you want to add.

Make sure that there is https:// before the URL, otherwise the link won't work.

3. Add the icon by clicking on Add Link.

4. Repeat the same process for each icon you want to add.
In order to use the email icon:

Start with the icon name and in the URL type mailto: before your email address. Like that:

mailto:hello@thebasicpage.com

Replace hello@thebasicpage.com with your own email and add the link.
5. Click on the SAVE button when you are done adding the icons.
In order to show a post on the slider, you need to label it with slider.
In case the slider does not seem to be working:

- Make sure your blog is not set to private.
(Settings > Permissions > Reader access)

- Make sure you have posts labeled under slider all in lowercase letters.

- Make sure your blog feed is set to "Full" or "Until Jump Break".
(Settings > Site feed > Allow blog feed)
And in case you don't want to use the slider in your blog, go to the layout section, find the Slider gadget, click on the pencil to edit it and uncheck the "Show HTML/JavaScript" option. Click on the Save button.
When it comes to the Popular Posts, you can change the title of the gadget. And if the gadget doesn't seem to be working, try changing the 'most viewed' option.
1. Find the PINTEREST gadget and click on the pencil to edit it.
2. In the content area of the widget, replace 'pinterest' with your Pinterest username.

3. Save the gadget.
1. Find the TWITTER gadget and click on the pencil to edit it.
2. In the content area of the widget, replace 'twitter' with your Twitter username.

3. Save the gadget.
In order to make the Youtube gadget work, you will need to get your YouTube Channel ID. How to:

1. Go to youtube.com/account_advanced.

2. Copy your YouTube Channel ID.
3. Now go to the LAYOUT section of your blog dashboard, find the YOUTUBE gadget and click on the pencil to edit it.
4. Delete what is inside the content and paste your own channel ID.
5. Save the gadget.
1. Find the FOLLOW BY EMAIL gadget and click on the pencil to edit it.
2. Change the title if you'd like.
3. Click on the save button.
1. Find the INSTAGRAM gadget and click on the pencil to edit it.
2. In the content area of the widget, replace 'instagram' with your Instagram username.

3. Save the gadget.
In order to set up a contact form on a contact page:

1. Go to the PAGES section.

2. Click on the + NEW PAGE button to create a new page.
3. Write the page title. It can be whatever you'd like.

4. Click on the pencil.

5. Click on HTML view.

6. Delete any text that may appear in the code area, it has to be blank.
7. Copy the following code.
8. Paste the code in the HTML area.

9. Publish the page.
1. Go to SETTINGS section of your blog dashboard.

2. Scroll down till you find the HTTPS section.

3. Make sure that both HTTPS availability and HTTPS redirect are on.
That's it!
Well, it was a pleasure guiding you! If you have any problem or question about the installation, feel free to contact me via email at: hello@thebasicpage.com

Gabriela
The Basic Page

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