Thank you for purchasing our Weebly theme Solar! This guide will help you install and setup Solar for first time use.
Step 1: Import Solar
Once you've downloaded Solar to your computer, you can upload it to your Weebly account by going to "Theme>Change Theme>Import Theme".
Once Solar has uploaded, scroll down to locate it and then click "Choose".
Note: If a prompt to change your theme appears, click "Confirm".
You'll be greeted with Solar's Blog Automation screen. You can deactivate this for now by going to "Theme>Change Options">Automation [Editor Only]".
Step 2: Create a home page
Note: Even if you already have a home page, you'll need to create a new one since Solar needs a blank page to automatically pull in your blog posts. You can hide your old home page for now.
Go to "Pages" at the top and click on the "+" icon. Then select "Standard Page", name it, and under "HEADER TYPE", select "Solar". Click "Done".
Step 3: Create a blog
Note: If you already have a blog with at least 3 categories, then you may skip to step 4.
Go to "Pages" at the top and click on the "+" icon. Then select "Blog Page", give it a name, and under "HEADER TYPE", select either "Header" or "No Header".
Now create 3 new blog posts -- they can be real or test posts. Make sure you apply a unique category to each of the 3 blog posts. Once your blog posts are published, publish the entire site as well.
Step 4: Setup Blog Automation
Go to "Theme>Theme Options>Automation [Editor Only]". Now put the URL of your blog and the URL of the 3 blog categories in the input boxes below.
For example, let's say our blog's url is "www.mysite.com/blog" and we created 3 blog categories called "blue", "yellow", and "green", the blog automation input boxes should be setup as shown below:
Publish the site and you should now see the blog posts on the home page of the live site. If you have any additional questions on Solar, please feel free to ask them below!
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