Ivy - Recommended Plugins
Easy Plugin Installation
The Ivy theme comes with an easy plugin installer, so you can now install all the recommended plugins in just a few clicks! When you activate your theme, you'll see this message at the top of your dashboard:
1. Click "Begin Installing Plugins."
2. On the next page, place a checkmark by the plugins you wish to install (click the topmost checkbox to check all of them at once).
3. At the top, Bulk Actions > Install > Apply. This will install your plugins.
4. Return to the plugin installer. Bulk select your plugins and then go to Bulk Actions > Activate > Apply. This will activate your plugins.
The following plugins are required to set up the theme like the demo:
Foo Gallery – Adds gallery functionality across the theme
Foo Gallery Owl Carousel Template – Adds carousel feature for homepage image carousel
Genesis eNews Extended – Adds the subscription/newsletter areas in the theme
Genesis Featured Page Advanced – Extends functionality of featured page widget
Genesis Simple Share – Adds the share icons to your blog post footer
Genesis Site Title Styles – Allows styling to be assigned to individual words in the site title
Instagram Feed – Instagram widget area in the site footer
Responsive Lightbox – Adds lightbox functionality to images and gallery pages
Widget Importer & Exporter – This imports the widgets from the demo and makes setup much simpler. Can be removed after theme setup is complete.
WordPress Importer – Imports content from the theme demo. Can be removed after theme setup is complete.
Regenerate Thumbnails – Used to regenerate your site’s thumbnails after your new theme is installed. Can be removed after theme setup is complete.
Ninja Forms – The recommended contact form plugin
EasyRecipe – Adds recipe functionality to your posts
WooCommerce* – Adds a shop/ecommerce area to your site
Genesis Connect for WooCommerce* – If using WooCommerce, this plugin is needed for proper compatibility between WooCommerce and Genesis
*If you install WooCommerce, click here for VERY IMPORTANT setup instructions.