Malachi Set-Up Instructions

To set up the Malachi Theme, log into your WordPress dashboard. You will also need to have a copy of the ZIP file.

Step 1. Install the theme.

Install the theme by going to Appearance > Themes > Install Themes

  • Click on “Upload”
  • Click on “Choose File” and browse to your ZIP file
  • Click “Install Now”Uploading the theme to your wp-content/themes directory

Step 2. Install required and recommended plugins.

Click “Install all Items” in you WordPress dashboard.

Step 3. Set Permalinks

Go to Settings > Permalinks in your WordPress dashboard and save your permalinks. “Postname” is recommended.

Step 4. Create Home Page

  • Go to Pages > Add new page
  • Call the page “Home”
  • Under “Page Attributes”, select the “Home” page template

Step 5. Set Home Page

  • Go to Settings > Reading
  • Select that the front page will display “A static page”
  • Choose your Home page which was created in Step 4.

Step 6. Create Menu

  • Go to Appearance > Menus
  • Give the new menu a name (IE: “My Main Navigation”)
  • Click “Create Menu”
  • Under “Theme Locations”, Select the menu you created from the “Primary Navigation” drop-down and save
  • Add your Home page to the menu by selecting it and clicking “Add To Menu”
  • We will add more menu items later

Step 7. Create A Slider

Step 8. Create a Sermon.

Step 9. Add Staff Pages

Step 10. Create Links

Step 11. Customize

  • You can easily customize the colors, background , and more.
  • In your WordPress dashboard go to “Appearance” > “Customize”
  • This step is at the end because it is much easier to customize when you have things in place and can see them.