Thank you for choosing Fashion Icon Free theme!

We hope you enjoy this beautiful and fashionable WordPress blog theme which we have designed especially for you to create lively and eye-catching fashion blogs.

Our team created it with a lot of hard work and love. And we want your website to blossom with our Fashion Icon theme.

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 given below.

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

Requirements for Getting Started

Make sure Fashion Icon is compatible with your WordPress version.

Fashion Icon will work with 4.7 and above versions of WordPress.

However, for the 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 the WordPress Version and Update it
  • Install Blossom Fashion theme
  • Install and Activate Fashion Icon 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: 1920 x 760
  • Featured Section (3 images below slider): 400 x 230
  • Featured Image: 925 x 540
  • Full-width Featured Image: 1320 x 540

How to Check and Update the WordPress version

  • Log in to the WordPress admin panel.
  • Go to Dashboard >Updates
  • Update WordPress if there is an update available

How to Install and Activate Fashion Icon Theme

Once you have updated to the latest version of WordPress, save the downloaded Fashion Icon theme file (fashion-icon.zip) somewhere handy on your computer, as you will be using the included files for the rest of the installation process.

The Fashion Icon theme file includes:

A WordPress Theme Files (in .zip format) — This (fashion-icon.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:

Note Regarding Parent Theme: If you are installing Fashion Icon theme offline, make sure you have Blossom Fashion theme installed. You need the parent theme to install the child theme. However, if you are connected to Internet, the parent theme (Blossom Fashion) will be installed automatically form WordPress repository so you don’t have to worry about it.

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

  • Click on Upload Theme

  • Click on “Choose File…”, select the “fashion-icon.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 Fashion Icon 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 an 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 20 very useful widgets for you to use. It creates widgets like popular posts, advertisement box, author bio, social media feed, etc.

WooCommerce by Automattic:

You can create products and sell them on your website with this plugin.

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

  • Log in to WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Appearance> Install Plugins

  • Click “Install” to install the plugins

  • Click “Activate” to activate and use the plugins

Setting Up 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 the 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

Site Identity (Add/Edit a Logo and Favicon)

  • Log in to the 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 Family and Font Size for the site title and tagline
  • Click Publish

Colors

You can set primary color and background color of the theme from this settings panel.

Please follow the below steps to change the primary color and background color of your website.

  • Log in to the WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Colors
  • Select the Primary and Background Colors for your website
  • Click on Publish when you are done

Layout Settings

You can change the Header Layout and Home Page Layout using this settings.

Header Layout

Please follow the below steps to change the header layout of your website:

  • Log in to the WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Layout Settings> Header Layout
  • Select the Header Layout of your choice
  • Click on Publish when you are done

Home Page Layout

Please follow the below steps to change the Home Page Layout of your website:

  • Log in to the WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Layout Settings> Home Page Layout
  • Select the Home Page Layout of your choice
  • Click on Publish when you are done

Appearance Settings

You can change the typography and background image of your website using this settings panel.

Typography (Change Fonts)

You can change the Primary Font and Secondary Font of your website using this settings panel.

Please follow the below method to change the typography of your website:

  • Log in to the WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Appearance Settings> Typography
  • Select the Primary Font, Secondary Font and Font Size for your website
  • Click on Publish when you are done

Background Image

You can change the Background Image of your website using this settings panel.

Please follow the below steps to change the background image of your website.

  • Log in to the WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance> Customize> Appearance Settings> Background Image
  • Upload the image you want to keep as website background
  • Select the Image preset, Image Position and Image Size.
  • Click on Publish when you are done

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General Settings

You can choose a static image, video, or a slider as your banner. The banner will be displayed at the top of your website.

To set up your banner:

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Banner Section
  • Choose either Banner as Slider, Static/Video Banner, or Disable Banner (if you do not want banner at all)

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Banner Section
  • Choose Banner as Slider

  • Select either Latest Posts or Category to be displayed in your Banner section
  • Enter the Number of Slides that you want to display
  • Choose your favorite style of Slider Animation
  • Click Publish when done

Static Image or Video Banner

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Banner Section
  • Choose Static/Video Banner

  • Click on Select Video to upload the video of your choice to the banner section or you can also enter a YouTube URL of the video.
  • If you want to display a static image, click on Add new image to upload the desired picture as a banner image

Note: If you have added a video, the image will not be displayed. You can either use an image or a video in the banner section at a time.

  • Click on Publish when you are done.

Featured Area Settings

You can select content for the featured area here. You can show up to 3 pages in the featured area.

Please follow the below steps to Add Featured Area on your website homepage.

  • Login to WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Featured Area Settings
  • Enable Featured Area. Blue is enabled
  • Select the pages for the featured area
  • 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

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 for Breadcrumb
  • Click Publish

Post (Blog) & Pages Settings

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

  • Log in to WordPress Admin Panel
  • Go to Appearance > Customize > General Settings > Posts (Blog) & Pages Settings
  • Select the Sidebar Layout for Pages and Posts
  • Enable Blog Excerpt if you want to show the summary of the posts. Blue is enabled. If enabled, select the number of words for the blog excerpt and Read More text.
  • Enable Hide Author to hide author section and enter Author Section Title.
  • Enable Show Related Posts. The posts of the same category as the post will be displayed as related posts.
  • Enter the title for 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 Title for Popular Posts
  • Enable Hide Category if you don’t want to show the category name on blog posts
  • Enable Hide Posted Date if you don’t want show posted date on blog posts
  • Enable Show Featured Image to show featured image in 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 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.

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

Creating Newsletters

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

  • Enter the title of the newsletter.
  • Select the options in 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 the 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 a 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 form.
  • 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 Account

  • 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

Shop Settings

You can configure your online store using this menu. You need to have WooCommerce plugin activated for this setting. To configure your online store, please follow the given steps:

  • Login to your WordPress dashboard
  • Go to Appearance>Customize>General Settings>Shop Settings
  • Enable the Shopping Cart option to show the cart in Header. Blue is Enabled
  • Enable the Shop Page Description
  • Enable/Disable the Shop section below the featured section. This section displays the latest products.

  • Enter the Shop Section Title, Shop Section Content and choose the number of products to display for the shop section.
  • Enable/Disable the bottom shop section to show the shop at the bottom.

  • Enter the Bottom Shop Section Title if you have enabled bottom shop section
  • Select the Product Category for the shop section.
  • Click on Publish

Navigation Menus (Create and Edit Menu)

You can create navigation menu from Customizer or from Dashboard. This theme supports one menu. If you need more than one 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
  • Click on Create a New menu button

  • Give a name to your menu and select Primary location.
  • 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
  • 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 a 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 Credit Settings

The theme allows you to add your own desired credit or copyright text in the footer area of the page. To do this, go to Appearance > Customize > Footer Settings and enter your text in the provided space. Click Publish when satisfied.

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.

WooCommerce Settings

You can set up your online store using this menu. You can set up your store notice, product catalogue, product images, and check out pages from this menu.

Store Notice

You can set up your store notice from this menu. Once enabled, the store notice would be visible site-wide.

To set up the store notice, please follow the below steps:

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize>WooCommerce>Store Notice
  • Enter the store notice you want to display
  • Check box the store notice to enable it
  • Click on Publish

Product Catalog

You can choose what to display on the main shop page, product category page, how the product would be sorted and number of products per page and per row using this menu.

Please follow the below steps to set up the product catalog:

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize>WooCommerce>Product Catalog
  • Select product or category or both whichever you want to display on your main shop page
  • Select the sorting order in which you want your products to display
  • Enter the number of products you want to display per row and per page
  • Click on Publish

Product Images

You can set the product image size and cropping from this menu. To set the product images sizes and cropping, please follow the given steps:

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize>WooCommerce>Product Images
  • Enter the product main image width and thumbnail width
  • Select the thumbnail cropping from the given options
  • Click on Publish

Checkout

You can change the appearance of the WooCommerce checkout page from this menu.

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance> Customize>WooCommerce>Checkout
  • Select the company name field, address line field and phone number field as optional or required from the drop down menu
  • Select the privacy policy page and terms and condition page to be displayed on checkout page. You can also add a custom privacy policy and terms and condition message if you do not set a custom privacy policy page and terms and condition page.
  • Click on Publish

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 using 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, sometimes 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