Welcome the the documentation of Blossom Feminine Pro theme– a chic premium theme for aspiring female bloggers!

First of all, thanks for choosing the theme. Our team created it with a lot of hardwork and love. We hope your website is blossoming with Blossom Feminine Pro.

About This Theme Documentation:

This documentation covers the installation, the usage, and the different settings available in the customizer of the theme.

The main goal of the documentation is to provide you the guidance and walk-through to set up the theme on your website in an easy-to-follow manner, while also introducing you to some of the features of the theme. So, we encourage you to go through this document and keep it handy for reference.

If you have any questions about the theme or need any kind of assistance with anything related to the theme, please feel free open a support ticket. Our support team will be happy to assist you.

In this documentation, first, we’ll make sure that everything is ready for the installation, then we’ll set up the theme, and cover some initial configuration and customization options.

How to use this Documentation?

We recommend you to go through each step of the documentation to have a better understanding of the theme and its features.

However, if you are looking for a specific section, you can easily navigate using our table of contents on the left hand side of the screen.

If you want to find a specific keyword, hit “Ctrl+F” on your browser to start searching.

Table of Contents

Requirements for Getting Started

Make sure Blossom Feminine Pro is compatible to your WordPress version.

Blossom Feminine Pro will work with 4.5 and above versions of WordPress.

However, for best experience, added features, and updated security patches, we recommend you to update your WordPress to the latest version.

If you haven’t downloaded WordPress already, you can download it from the WordPress repository via https://wordpress.org/download/.

Checklist for Getting Started:

  • Check WordPress Version and Update it.
  • Install and Activate Blossom Feminine Pro theme.
  • Install Necessary Plugins. Some functionality of the theme might not work if you do not install the recommended plugins.

Recommended Image Size (in px)

Slider Layout 1: 1920 X 650

Slider Layout 2 Larger Image: 920 x 650

Slider Layout 2 Smaller Images: 460 x 310

Slider Layout 4: 500 x 650

Post Page Featured Image without Sidebar: 1410 x 600

Post Page Featured Image with Sidebar: 1020 x 600

Post Page Featured Image Full Width: 1920 x 450

Archive Page Listing: 435 x 435

Home Page section: 480 x 300

Related Posts: 320 x 200

Getting Started

How to Check and Update the WordPress version:

  • Log in to the WordPress admin panel
  • Go to Dashboard >Updates and update the theme if there is any update available.

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How to Install and Activate Blossom Feminine Pro Theme

After you have the latest version of WordPress, save the downloaded Blossom Feminine Pro theme file (blossom-feminine-pro.zip) somewhere handy on your computer, as you will be using the included files for the rest of the installation process.

The Blossom Feminine Pro theme file includes:

A WordPress Theme Files (in .zip format)— This (blossom-feminine-pro.zip) is a compressed WordPress theme file containing all of the required templates, images, and icons required for the theme to function properly.

Note for Safari users (macOS): If you are using Safari to download the theme file, the file may unzip automatically. So, make sure your theme file is in .zip format. Here’s how to stop Safari from automatically unzipping your .zip file.

Now, to install and activate the theme follow these steps or the above gif:

  • Log in to WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance > Themes.
  • Click on Add New button

  • Click on Upload Theme.

  • Click on “Browse…”, select the “blossom-feminine-pro.zip” file from your computer and click Open.
  • Click Install Now.

  • After the theme is installed, click on “Activate” to use the theme on your website.

Installing Recommended Plugins

You must install and activate the following plugins to get the best out of Blossom Feminine Pro theme.

BlossomThemes Email Newsletter by Blossom Themes: This plugin is needed to add newsletter subscription form on the newsletter section. The plugin also creates a newsletter widget that can be used in the sidebars.

BlossomThemes Instagram Feed by Blossom Themes: This plugin lets you add Instagram feed to your website. The plugin also generates Instagram shortcode that you can add in your posts and Instagram widget that you can add in the sidebars.

BlossomThemes Toolkit by Blossom Themes: This plugin generates 12 very useful widgets for you to use. It creates widgets like popular posts, advertisement box, author bio, social media feed, etc.

Regenerate Thumbnails by Alex Mills (Viper007Bond): If you have existing content, this will help you update your images thumbnail sizes. To update the thumbnails, you must run this plugin.

How to Install Recommended Plugin:

  • Go to Appearance> Install Plugins

  • Click “Install” to install the plugins.

  • Click “Activate” to activate the plugins

How to Setup the Front/Landing/Home Page

To get started with customizing the theme, you first may need to set up a front page. To make the theme look like demo, you need to select the homepage display as the latest posts. The latest posts are selected by default when you first install the WordPress. But, if you are using the theme on an existing WordPress installation, make sure your front page is set as latest posts.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance>Customize > Homepage Settings
  • Select Your latest posts under Your homepage displays
  • Click Publish

How to add/edit a Logo and Favicon (Site Icon)

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Site Identity
  • Click Select Logo and upload your logo.
  • Enter Site Title and Tagline.
  • Check Display Site Title and Tagline if you want to show your website’s name and tagline .
  • Click Select Image and upload Image for Site Icon (favicon).
  • Select the font, font style, and font size for the site title and tagline
  • Click Publish

Theme Panel

Site Identity

This option helps you add logo, title, tagline, and site icon (favicon) on your website. Refer to How to add/edit a Logo and Favicon (Site Icon) section of this documentation.

Colors (Change Color of the Theme)

You can change the primary, background, button, header, and footer color of the theme from here.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Colors
  • Click on “Select Color” and pick a color to change the primary, background, button, header, and footer color respectively.
  • Click Publish when you are satisfied.

Layout Settings

You can change the style and layout of your theme from here. You can choose from 8 Header layouts, 4 Slider layouts, 2 Featured Area layout, 2 Sticky Post layout, 16 Home Page layout, and 5 Single Post Page layout. You can also choose from 4 different pagination styles.

Header Layouts (Choose from 8 styles)

  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout Settings > Header Layout
  • Choose the layout you like the most. If you want to show banner ad, choose layout no. 7.
  • Click Publish

Slider Layouts (Choose from 4 styles)

  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout Settings > Slider Layout
  • Choose the style you want to use on the slider
  • Click Publish

Featured Area Layouts (Choose from 2 styles)

  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout Settings > Featured Area Layout
  • Choose the style you want to use on the featured section
  • Click Publish

Sticky Post Layouts (Choose from 2 styles)

  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout Settings > Sticky Post Layout
  • Choose the style you want to use for the sticky post section.
  • Click Publish

Home Page Layouts (Choose from 16 styles)

  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout Settings > Home Page Layout
  • Choose the style you want to use for the home page. The home page layout starts after the sticky post section if there is a sticky post. Otherwise, it starts after featured area.
  • Click Publish

Single Post Layouts (Choose from 5 styles)

  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout Settings > Single Post Layout
  • Choose the style you want to use on the post page. If you are not using the right sidebar on the posts, the style will adapt accordingly.
  • Click Publish

Pagination Settings – Auto Infinite Scroll and more

  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout Settings > Pagination Settings
  • Choose the pagination style for posts. You can use numbers, next/previous, load more button, or auto infinite scroll.
  • Click Publish

Appearance Settings (Add Background Image/Pattern)

You can add background image or pattern from this setting.

Adding Background Image

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Appearance Settings > Background
  • Click on “Image” tab
  • Click on “Select image” button to add the background image.
  • Click on “Remove” to remove the image. Click on “Change image” to change the background image.
  • Click Publish when you are satisfied.

Adding Background Pattern

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Appearance Settings > Background
  • Click on “Pattern” tab
  • Select the pattern you like
  • Click on “No bg” pattern to remove the pattern
  • Click Publish when you are satisfied.

Typography

You can change the fonts of your contents and Heading tags here.

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Typography
  • Select the content type to change its typography

  • Configure Font family, Style, and Size.
  • Click Save & Publish

General Settings (Updated)

From this panel, you can add/edit notification bar, sliders, featured area, social media settings, SEO settings, Single Posts Page and Pages settings, Newsletter Settings, Instagram Settings, and other misc settings.

In version 2.1.4, a new section has been added called “Child Theme Support Settings“.

Notification Bar Settings

You can enable or disable notification bar (message bar) to display some important message. The bar will be displayed at the top of your website.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Notification Bar Settings
  • Enable Notification Bar. Blue is enabled.
  • Enter Notification Bar text
  • Enter the Notification Bar’s button label.
  • Enter the Notification Bar’s button link.
  • Click Publish

Slider Settings

You can enable/disable slider, choose slider content, select the number of slides, and other slider settings here.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Slider Settings
  • Enable Slider. Blue is enabled.
  • Choose Slider Content. You can display slider using latest posts, category, pages, or by creating custom slides. More information about each options below.
  • Enable/Disable Slider Auto. If you enable it, your slides will slide automatically.
  • Enable Slider Loop if you want your slides to loop.
  • Enable Slider Caption if you want to display caption on the slides.
  • Enable Full Image if you want to use full image in the slider. If disabled, images will be cropped.
  • Select a Slider Animation.
  • Click Publish.

Slider using Latest Posts

  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Slider Settings
  • Enable Slider. Blue is enabled.
  • Choose Slider Content Style as Latest Posts.
  • Select the number of posts you want to display on the slider. You can show upto 20 posts.
  • Configure other slider settings.
  • Click Publish

Slider using Category

  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Slider Settings
  • Enable Slider. Blue is enabled.
  • Choose Slider Content Style as Category.
  • Choose a category for the slider. All the posts in the category will be displayed in the slider.
  • Configure other slider settings.
  • Click Publish

Slider using Pages

  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Slider Settings
  • Enable Slider. Blue is enabled.
  • Choose Slider Content Style as Pages.
  • Click on “Add new pages” and select a page to add a page. Click on “Remove” to remove a page. You can add unlimited pages in the slider.
  • Configure other slider settings.
  • Click Publish

Slider using Custom slides

  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Slider Settings
  • Enable Slider. Blue is enabled.
  • Choose Slider Content Style as Custom.
  • Click on “Add new Slide” to add a slide. Click on “Remove” to remove a slider. You can add unlimited custom slides.
  • Upload image and enter title, subtitle, and link for the slide.
  • Configure other slider settings.
  • Click Publish

Featured Area Settings

You can select content for the featured area here. You can show upto 3 pages or 3 custom content in the featured area.

Featured Area using Page

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Featured Area Settings
  • Enable Featured Area. Blue is enabled.
  • Choose “Page” tab
  • Select the pages for the featured area.
  • Click Publish.

Featured Area using Custom Content

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Featured Area Settings
  • Enable Featured Area. Blue is enabled.
  • Choose “Custom” tab.
  • Click on “Add new featured content” to add a content. Click “Remove” to remove a content.
  • Upload image and enter title, subtitle, and link for the featured content.
  • Click on “Add new featured content” to add more content. You can add up to three content.
  • Click Publish.

Social Media Settings

You can add social media links and enable/disable social media on the header from here.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Social Media Settings
  • Enable Social Links. Blue is enabled. When you enable the social links, social media icons will be displayed in the header.

  • Click “Add new links” button to add a social media icon.
  • Enter the icon and link for the social media. Click on a link to edit it. Click on “Remove” to remove a social icon.
  • Click Publish.

Social Sharing

You can add social sharing buttons on the post page and archive page. You can add Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Email, StumbleUpon, and Reddit.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Social Sharing
  • Enable Social Sharing Buttons. Blue is enabled.
  • Click on the eye icon at the beginning of a social network to enable or disable it.

  • Drag the social medias up or down to arrange them.
  • Click Publish

SEO Settings

You can enhance your website’s SEO from here. You can enable last update date on single post page here. You can also enable/disable breadcrumb in this panel.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > SEO Settings
  • Enable Last Update Post Date to boost your SEO. Blue is enabled. When you enable this, Google can read the post updated date and index your latest content.
  • Enable Breadcrumb. Blue is enabled. Breadcrumb helps in better navigation for search engines and users.
  • Enter the Home Text and Separator for Breadcrumb
  • Click Publish.

Post (Blog) & Pages Settings

You can manage single post page settings like excerpt, related posts, popular posts, etc.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Posts (Blog) & Pages Settings
  • Select the default layout for pages and posts.
  • Enable Blog Excerpt if you want to show summary of the posts. Blue is enabled. If enabled, select the number of words for the blog excerpt and read more label.
  • Enable Show Related Posts. Related Posts will be shown below the blog post.
  • Enter the title for related posts.
  • Select the taxonomy for related posts. If you choose category, the posts of the same category as the post will be displayed as related posts. If you select tags, the posts associated with the same tags as the post will be displayed as related posts.
  • Enable Show Popular Posts if you want to display the popular posts below a post. 6 posts with the most number of comments will be displayed.
  • Enter the title for Popular Posts.
  • Enable or Disable displaying of the comments.
  • Enable Hide Category if you don’t want to show the category name on blog posts.
  • Enable Hide Author if you don’t want to show author section on the blog page.
  • Enable Hide Posted Date if you don’t want show posted date on blog posts.
  • Enable Show Featured Image to show featured image on the blog posts.
  • Enable Hide Prefix in Archive Page if you want to hide the prefix “Category:” from the category archive page.
  • Click Publish.

Newsletter Settings

You need to have BlossomThemes Email Newsletter plugin installed and activated for this setting.

You can add subscription form on the newsletter section of your website from here. To add a newsletter, you need to create a newsletter first and copy & paste the newsletter shortcode.

Creating Newsletters

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to BlossomThemes Email Newsletter > Add New

  • Enter the title for the newsletter.
  • Select the options on the Field Settings. Select “Name and Email” if you want users to enter their Name and Email to subscribe to your newsletters, otherwise select “Email”.
  • Enter Name and Email placeholder.
  • Enter the label for Submit button.
  • Enter Form note. The note will be displayed below the Title.

  • From the Appearance Settings, edit the appearance of the newsletter form.
  • Click on Publish to create the newsletter

Configuring Newsletters

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to BlossomThemes Email Newsletter > Settings
  • Select the email platform– Mailchimp, Mailerlite, or ConvertKit
  • Enter the API key of the email platform.
  • Select whether to display Popup text of Page when a visitor subscribes to your newsletter. If you select popup text, enter message. If you select page, select the page you want to show.
  • Click Save Changes.

Adding Newsletter on the Newsletter section

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Newsletter Settings
  • Enable Newsletter Section. Blue is enabled.
  • Enter the shortcode of the newsletter form you want to show. You can find the shortcode on the left hand side of the newsletter.

  • Click Publish.

Instagram Settings

You can add your Instagram feed on your website from here.

To display your Instagram feed, you need to install and activate BlossomThemes Instagram Feed plugin and then, configure your Instagram profile.

Configuring Instagram Profile

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to BlossomThemes Instagram Feed > General

  • Enter your Instagram username
  • Enter the number of photos you want to display from your Instagram feed.
  • Enter the number of photos you want to display at a time in Number of Photos Per Row.
  • Enter the Instagram Profile link text.
  • Check “Show Likes/Comment” if you want to show likes and comment count of your Instagram profile on your website.
  • Click Save Changes.

Adding Instagram Section

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Instagram Settings
  • Enable Instagram Section. Blue is enabled.
  • Click Publish

Misc Settings

You can enable/disable admin bar, lightbox for photos, header search, sticky header, and last widget sticky here.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Misc Settings
  • Enable/Disable Admin Bar.
  • Enable Lightbox if you want to show larger version of images when users click on a image on your website.
  • Enable Header Search if you want to show search form on the header.
  • Enable Sticky Header if you want to make your navigation menu sticky. The navigation menu will float with the content if you enable sticky header.
  • Enable Last Widget Sticky if you want to float the last widget of the sidebar with the content.
  • Click Publish.

Child Theme Support Settings (New)

In this section, you can select the child theme and it will apply all styles used by the child theme on your website.

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Child Theme Support Settings.
  • Select any child theme from the drop down list.

As soon as you select a child theme, it will apply the styles. Currently, only one child theme is available, Blossom Chic. In future, more child themes will be added. To use the exact layouts used in this child theme, follow the given steps:

For Header Layout

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout Settings > Header Layout.
  • Select Header Layout Two.

For Slider Layout

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout Settings > Slider Layout.
  • Select Slider Layout Three.

For Home Page Layout

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > Layout Settings > Home Page Layout.
  • Select Home Page Layout Ten.

When you activate this child theme, you also get additional secondary color option. To change this color:

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel.
  • Go to Appearance > Colors > Secondary Color.
  • Select any desired color.

Sidebar Settings

You can add and configure sidebars here. But, to add tools to the sidebar you should go to Appearance>Widgets.

Add a Sidebar

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Sidebar Settings
  • Click Add New sidebar
  • Give the sidebar a name
  • Click Publish

You can see the new sidebar in Appearance> Widgets. Add a widget to the sidebar and click save to configure the newly created sidebar.

Configure Sidebar

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Sidebar Settings
  • Select Sidebars for various Pages, like Blog Page, Single Page, Single Post Page, etc. The sidebar selected under the particular pages will only be displayed on the page. For example: Blog Page Sidebar appears only on blog page.
  • Click Publish

You can place ads at Google Adsense Optimized spots in Blossom Feminine Pro theme. You can place ads at 5 spots including header if you use the 7th header layout, otherwise, you can place ads at 4 spots.

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Advertisement Settings
  • Select the Ad spot. Header AD is available only on the 7th header layout. To select a header layout, go to Layout Settings > Header Layout in the customizer.

  • Enable the Ad for the spot.
  • Enable Header Ad code if you have a code for the advertisement. Otherwise upload image and enter ad link.
  • Enable Open Link in Different tab if you want to open the ad link in a new tab when users clicks you ad.
  • Click Publish.

Navigation Menus (Create and Edit Menu)

You can create navigation menu from Customizer or from Dashboard. This theme supports two menus: Primary and Secondary. If you need more than two menus, you can add them in the sidebar using “Navigation Menu” widget.

Create a New Menu from Customizer

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize> Menus in the WordPress Dashboard
  • Click on Create a New menu button

  • Give a name to your menu and select whether you want to display the menu on Primary or Secondary location. If you select primary location, the menu will be displayed below the logo. If you select secondary location, the menu will be displayed above logo.
  • Click Next

  • Click “Add Items” to add items (pages, posts, categories, custom links…) to the Menu
  • Click “+” icon on the items list to add the item to the menu
  • Drag and Drop the added items to rearrange them.
  • Click Publish

Create Menu from Dashboard

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance > Menus in the WordPress Dashboard

  • Click on create a new menu.
  • Give a name to your menu in Menu Name and click Create Menu button.
  • Select the items from Pages, Posts, Custom Links, or Categories and click “Add to Menu”.
  • Drag and Drop the added items to rearrange them.
  • Check the Menu location to Primary or Footer
  • Click Save Menu

Widgets

You can add the widgets to the sidebar in two ways– via Dashboard and Customizer.

Adding Widgets via Customizer

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Widgets
  • Make sure you are on the page you want to add widgets to.
  • Click on the desired Sidebar or location (the one you want to add widgets to). You can add widgets on Footer as well.
  • Click on Add a Widget to add widgets
  • Select desired Widgets and give title to the widget.
  • Click Add a Widget to add more widgets in the sidebar
  • Drag and reorder the widget as desired
  • Click Publish

Adding Widgets via Dashboard

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Appearance> Widgets
  • Available widgets are listed on the left hand side while Sidebars are listed on the right side (including the sidebars you create)
  • Drag and drop the widgets to the desired sidebars. Or, click on the widget and select the sidebar you want to add the widget to.

Footer Settings (Add Footer Credit)

You can edit the footer credit using this setting.

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Appearance> Footer Settings
  • Enter your desired footer credit text
  • Enable/Disable Author Link and WordPress link.
  • Click Publish when you are done.

Footer Section

The theme has 4 widgets area in the footer. You can add various widgets in the area. To add widgets in the footer, go to Appearance> Customize>Widgets and select the Footer Location (footer one, two, three, four) and add the widgets.

Additional CSS

You can add extra CSS codes here. If you want to modify the color, fonts, or any other CSS effects, you can enter the code here.

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Appearance> Additional CSS
  • Enter your code
  • Click Publish when you are done.

Useful Tips

  • We highly recommend to use Child Theme if you need to change the code of the theme. Do not change the codes in the files of the parent theme as all such changes will be lost when the theme is updated. You can create a child theme using a plugin or manually by following the official guide.
  • Always keep a BackUp of your theme before making any changes to the theme.
  • If you get any problem in using the theme, you can do the following things:
    • Deactivate the plugins, sometime plugin conflict may cause issues with the theme. Please deactivate the unused plugins.
    • Replace the latest modified code with the original code.
    • If the issue pertains, feel free to contact us using our Support Ticket