Theme Support

Fixed comes with this handy help file to help you get started with setting up the theme and creating your first posts. Because Fixed is part of our Free Theme Pack, it does not include theme support.

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Getting Started

Once you’ve activated your theme, you’ll be redirected to a Getting Started page (Appearance → Getting Started). Here, you can view the help file, enter your license for theme updates, and view the latest changes to the theme.

Activate Your Theme License
By activating your theme license, you can get theme updates right from your WordPress dashboard. These updates will keep your theme in tip-top shape, with the latest bug fixes and new features.

  • Locate your theme’s license key in your Array Dashboard. Click the Manage License link next to any of your themes to get your license key.
  • Next, in your WordPress dashboard (where your theme is installed), go to Appearance → Getting Started and paste your license key into license box in the sidebar and click Save License Key.
  • Once your license key is saved, click Activate License.
  • If your key is valid, you will see a success message. You will now receive a notice on Appearance → Themes whenever there is a new version of the theme available.
  • Please note: When updating your theme, all of the theme’s files will be overwritten with the latest files. This will overwrite any changes you’ve made to the core theme files. To prevent this, you can install a child theme, which allows you to customize the theme’s files and still get updates when they are released.

Fixed uses a few plugins to provide functionality to the theme.

Array Toolkit – This plugin provides the custom gallery feature and several social media widgets and icons. You can install it directly from your dashboard in the Plugins menu, or grab it from the WordPress.org plugin repository.

  • Navigate to Plugins → Add New.
  • Type “Array Toolkit” into the Search input and click the “Search Widgets” button.
  • Locate the Array Toolkit in the list of search results and click “Install Now”.
  • Click the “Activate Plugin” link at the bottom of the install screen.
  • Once activated, your theme’s supported features will be enabled automatically.

WPForms – This plugin creates a fully functional contact form for your site. You can install it directly from your dashboard in the Plugins menu, or grab it from the WordPress.org plugin repository.

  • Navigate to Plugins → Add New.
  • Type “WPForms” into the Search input and click the “Search Plugins” button.
  • Locate WPForms Lite in the list of search results and click “Install Now”.
  • Click the “Activate Plugin” link at the bottom of the install screen.
  • There will now be a WPForms menu item on the WordPress admin menu. See below for more instructions on using this plugin with the theme.

WordPress menus can be found under Appearance → Menus.

  • You’ll need to create at least one new menu for the header.
  • Now, on the left hand side, select the pages you would like to have added to the menu. You can then click “Add to Menu” and they will show up on the right side of the page. You can drag the pages around to arrange them the way you’d like.
  • Create a drop menu by dragging menu items under and to the right of another menu item.
  • Save the menu when finished.
  • Now that you have the menu created, you need to assign it in the Theme Locations window located on the left. From the drop down menu, select the appropriate menu for the header and save.

Social Icon Menu

Create a social icon menu to let visitors know where to find you.

  • To add a social icon menu, go to Appearance → Menus.
  • On the left side of the Menu page, click the Links menu item to add to your social links.
  • Add the URL for each of your social profiles and a label for the link. Fixed will detect which site you are linking to and display a matching graphic. Icons are supported for the following sites: Twitter, Facebook, Google, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, Dribbble and Github.
  • Save the menu when finished.
  • You can now use this menu in the Custom Menu widget in Appearance → Widgets.

Using the Theme Customizer

Fixed is customizable via the WordPress customizer. Here, you can set a custom background image, upload a logo and set your link/accent color.

  • To access the theme customizer, click Appearance → Customize in the WordPress admin menu.
  • You should now be in a live preview of Fixed, with the customizer on the left.
  • Use the various menus to set the site title and description, background, logo, accent/link color and more. Specific Fixed settings can be found under Theme Options.
  • Add custom CSS to your theme by adding it to the Custom CSS text box.
  • When you’re finished making changes, click Save & Publish to save the settings.
  • Check out your site to confirm your changes.

Featured Author Menu

As seen on the Fixed demo, you can add an featured author drop down menu to the header. This menu will show the author’s bio and their latest posts.

To add this menu, visit Appearance → Customize → Theme Options. From the Header Featured Author drop down, choose the author to feature. If you don’t want to show the featured author menu, simply leave the option blank and click Save & Publish.


Infinite Scrolling

Fixed utilizes a script called Infinite Scroll to auto load posts as users scroll down the page. This essentially means there is no footer or end of page until the user runs out of posts. You can disable or enable infinite scrolling in the Customizer. Just visit Appearance → Customize → Fixed Options to toggle this on or off.


To add widgets to the sidebar, simply visit Appearance → Widgets, or visit Appearance → Customize to add widgets live.


Creating Media Posts

Fixed makes it easy to share your images and videos. Follow the instructions below to add a variety of media posts.

Featured Image Post

  • Create a new post and add a title and description.
  • On the right hand side of your page, you’ll see the Featured Image pane. Click Set Featured Image and upload your image. Once uploaded, click Use as featured image.
  • Once you’ve added the featured image and content you can publish and preview your post.
  • To use the image slider, you need to first install the Array Toolkit plugin as outlined above.
  • Create a new post and add a title and description.
  • On the right hand side of your page, you’ll see the Format pane. Click Gallery to set the post format and activate the gallery options.
  • Under your post editor, you’ll see the Array Gallery pane. Click the Edit Gallery button. Once the Edit Featured Gallery dialog opens, upload the images you’d like in your gallery, or select them from images you’ve already uploaded.
  • Once your images are selected, click Add to Gallery. You can arrange your images by selecting and dragging them into position.
  • Once you’ve created your gallery, be sure to set a Featured Image as well, to represent the post. This can be an image from the gallery, or a different image if you’d like.
  • Once you’ve added your gallery, Featured Image, and content you can publish and preview your post.

Video Posts

  • Create a new post and add a title and post content.
  • Scroll down to find the Video meta box. Add your video embed code from YouTube, Vimeo, etc. Your code should look something like this:
  • Sample embed code:
    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/4143170?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" frameborder="0" width="1200" height="600"></iframe>
  • Once you’ve finished adding your content, publish and preview your post.

Quote Post

  • Create a new post and add a title and description.
  • To add the large quote, simply write or paste the quote in the editor window. The text will auto format to large block letters with a dark background.
  • To add a cite name, write the name below your text and set the font in bold. This will tell the theme that it’s the cite and will size and style it smaller. See this image for a sample of how to add a quote properly. Adding A Quote
  • On the right hand side of your page, you’ll see the Format
    pane
    . Click Quote to set the post format.
  • Once you’ve added your quote and selected the Quote format you can publish and preview your post.

Status Post

  • Create a new post and add a title and description.
  • On the right hand side of your page, you’ll see the Format pane. Click Status to set the post format. This will format the post with the note card background.
  • Once you’ve added your quote and selected the Status format you can publish and preview your post.

Contact Page

The Contact Page uses the WPForms Lite plugin, which can grab for free on the WordPress plugin repository. See installation instructions above. Once installed, you’ll see there is a WPForms link in the left hand sidebar of your WordPress admin.

  • If you haven’t already, create a new page called Contact.
  • Go to the WPForms menu on the left admin menu to configure your contact form. The form creation process is pretty simple, but you can check out the WPForms documentation here for help and tips.
  • After you’ve configured and saved your contact form, you will be given a shortcode like this: [wpforms id="161894"]. Copy your shortcode. We’ll use this to add the form to our Contact page.
  • Now head back to your Contact page. Paste the shortcode that you copied into the body of the post. Update the post. You should now see the form on the contact page.

Archive Page

Fixed comes with an Archive page template which displays all of your latest posts, pages and categories.

  • Create a page called Archives (or whatever title you’d like).
  • On the right hand side of the page, in the Page Attributes pane, select Custom Archive from the Template menu.
  • Once finished, publish your page and check out the archive.

Post Styles

Fixed comes with a few custom element styles, which are used to easily add extra styling to your WordPress posts. To use the post styles, simply select your text and then select from the drop down which style you would like to apply. You’ll be able to see the changes live, in your editor.

  • Intro Title – As seen on the demo, this is a nicely styled block of text to introduce your page. Similar to blockquote styling.
  • Highlight Text – As seen on the demo, this styles your text with a highlighted yellow background.

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