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Thread: My goodness, what happened to my theme?

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    My goodness, what happened to my theme?

    Have you ever downloaded and installed that beautiful theme you found you just had to have for your website, and after you installed it and previewed it, you crashed when it looked nothing like the demo of the theme? It had no banner image on it or menu and the page looked like the typical Wordpress Hello World theme.

    I recently taught a Wordpress one hour weekly class to the top 20 kids in our high school with the highest GPA. I laughed when I saw the looks on their faces when they previewed the theme in their dashboards, Shape Pixels Influential theme, and it looked nothing like the demo of the theme.

    The first thing I had them do was install Siteorigin Page Buider plugin, all of their widget bundles, and then the rest of the plugins they would need to build their site with.

    Adding the Banner Image to the theme.

    In the dashboard go to Appearance - SiteOigin Widgets.

    site origin widget shot.jpg

    Click on Siteorgin Widgets and make sure the SiteOrigin Image is activated.

    siteorigin image widget.jpg

    Then go to Appearance - Widgets and you will see this

    image to banner.jpg

    Next Drag and Drop the Siteorigin Image Widget over to the Banner.

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    When you drag and drop the Siteorigin Image widget over to the Banner you'll also see this and this is where you'll upload your Banner image. Upload your Banner image and set it to Center and Full Width. I used the Banner image on the Demo. This size of it is 2560 x 749 pixels.

    banner image 2.jpg

    Scroll down further and you'll see the Display Widget and put a check mark on the pages you don't won't the large Banner image to show. You also will need to install the Display Widget.

    banner image 3 display image.jpg

    disply widets.jpg
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    Now my theme looks like it suppose to.

    This fix will work on most themes and you can also add a slider widget in the place of an image widget if you want a slider.

    Sorry for the not so good screenshots. They lost a lot of resolution through Photoshop to here.
    If you have any questions please ask and I'll try to answer them.
    If you have another or better solution please share it with us.

    We went from an almost empty page after installing the theme to this. The second image is with a menu on it. .
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    I suggest you always look in the theme's Customizer to see if the theme developer gives an option to add or change the demo banner image.

    Sometimes you will also have to "hide the demo banner image" in the Customizer and then can add a new one there. And then sometimes a developer will make you jump through hoops trying to get the banner image to show, and that's the main reason we do it like this tutorial.
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