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How to set up Covell like the demo site

Note: These instructions are incomplete.

Live Demo

1. Activate Covell child theme

2. Go to Pages -> Add New. Create Pages that should be present in your site.

[Optional] If you would like to import the data in demo site

3. Go to Appearance -> Menus and create a new menu titled Demoñu (copy the menu title text from this page and paste it). Populate this menu with items that should appear at the top navigation.


4. Take a backup of your existing layouts, views and Settings as a safety measure. Go to My Theme -> Settings. Click "Import / Export" tab. Create an export containing existing data (Layouts and Views, Settings).

5. Download Go to My Theme -> Settings. Click "Import / Export" tab. Click Import Data link. Browse to where has been saved and click Import. Select Replace (Note: If you have set up a lot of layouts already, you should Add Layouts instead of Replace) and go to next step.


Click Run Import.


How to make use of the Projects feature

Covell's unique feature is the Projects custom post type.

When Covell is activated, Projects section appears in the dashboard below Posts.


To create a new Project entry, click on Add New.

Enter a title, project description, click on "Set featured image" link and select one, optionally a layout that this project page (single view) should use and hit Publish.


Repeat this for as many projects as you want.

To visit the page that lists all projects, go to Note: Do not create a Page titled "Projects".


Note that projects page has been designed to only show featured images and not content of the projects. Each featured image will link to its project page (single view).

How to display Projects instead of posts on Posts page





Edit theme's index.php.

Add the following above <?php if ( have_posts() ) : ?>

<?php if(is_home()) { query_posts(array('post_type'=>'builder_projects', 'paged' => get_query_var( 'paged' ) ) ); } ?>

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