Theme Setup Guide

Easy Setup Guide

Configuring Chimney Rock Pro couldn’t be easier.  It’s a simple as 1-2-3.  All you need to do is navigate to the Customizer, then configure each page as desired.

Install Your Theme

If using our professional theme Chimney Rock Pro, you first need to install the framework Storefront.  Simply install it then don’t activate.  Next, install Chimney Rock Pro and activate the theme.

Decide how your catalog should look.

Woocommerce will display your store with categories, products, or categories and products.  Navigate to Appearance-Customize-Woocommerce-Product Catalog to set this option.

Set Your Header

Navigate to Appearance-Customize-Header and choose a background color or image.  Set the title of your store and a tagline if you wish.   Optimize header padding, product search box width, and site title size.  The header section also contains an option to add a promotional top bar banner on all pages.  This is a good option to guide your customers to a call to action such as newsletter sign up, coupon code, or other offer.

Configure Your Social Icons

Navigate to Appearance-Menu and create a new menu.  Name it something like Social.  In the custom links section, add links to your social web pages such as Facebook and Instagram.  Select Location – then add your new menu to the Secondary Menu location – which is the social menu.  Your icons will automatically appear in the menu.

Configure Your Catalog Page

Navigate to Appearance-Customize-Catalog Page and set sidebar options, show or hide elements such as title, sales badge, add to cart button and so on.  Note: you must be on the catalog page in order for these to appear.  This page is also where you choose the number of categories to show per page and also the number of products to show per page.  You might start with 4 categories per page and 8 products for a clean look.  It’s totally up to use so do what you think is right.

Configure Your Shop Button Text

Navigate to Appearance-Shop Buttons.  The default text for in stock items is Add to cart.  If you would like something difference such as Add to basket, then type in your desired text.  The same goes for out of stock items and free items.  Here are the defaults for your reference.

  1. In stock – Add to cart
  2. Out of stock – Read More
  3. Free – Add to cart

 

Configure Your Product Page

Navigate to Appearance-Customize-Product Page and set options such has showing or hiding the sidebar, choosing a clean full page layout by moving reviews and product description tabs to full width.  You can also show or hide the sales bade, breadcrumbs, and several other options.

Configure Your Cart Page

Navigate to Appearance-Customize-Cart and set options such has showing or hiding the sidebar or coupons.  Again, you must be on the cart page to see these options.

Configure Your Checkout Page

Navigate to Appearance-Customize-Checkout and set options such has showing or hiding the sidebar or coupons.  Again, you must be on the checkout page to see these options.

Configure Your My Account Page

Navigate to Appearance-Customize-My Account and set the option to show or hide the sidebar.  Again, you must be on the My Account page to see this option.

Create Products

If you have never use Woocommerce before, we recommend uploading sample data.  Sample data is useful because it answers a lot of questions for you.  Each product has text, prices, images and so forth.  You can look at the backend to see how this sample data propagates in your new store.   After learning the basics, you then can add your own products and delete the sample data.   You can learn more about sample data here or use our directions below.

Import Sample Data

  1. Download a Woocommerce sample CSV and save to your desktop
  2. Navigate to Products-Import-Choose CSV
  3. Press the browse button, then select the sample CSV data you already downloaded
  4. Press Continue.  The MAP CSV fields tool will start.  If you have not uploaded any products before, you may simple scroll to the bottom and press the Run the Importer button.

Ready

Your theme is now configured and you can start selling products.  You can come back at any time to tweak the layout with our easy to use Theme Options.

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