Welcome to the Charlotte Theme

Welcome to the Theme Documentation center for your new Charlotte theme. To get started, click the "Charlotte Theme" link on the left. We recommend starting at the first article and working your way down – the articles have been ordered in a specific way to make the most sense when you're setting up your theme.

Our Charlotte theme is unique in that it offers two different homepage setup options: "Blog" and "Website." If you want your site to be more focused on blogging, then the Blog option is what you want. If you want your site to have a homepage where you can advertise your services, products, etc., then the Website option is what you want. Instructions are available for both options.

Before you begin

We recommend that you update your site to the latest version of WordPress before installing your theme. Whenever updating WordPress software, plugins, or themes, be sure that your site has a backup.

For new websites

If you are starting a brand new site, there are two things we recommend doing before you begin installing your theme:

  1. Navigate to Appearance > Widgets in your WordPress dashboard and remove any default widgets that WordPress installed for you. When you activate your 17th Avenue theme, these widgets will often "jump" to other widget areas, which can cause confusion during theme setup. When you import the demo widgets for your theme, your widget areas will be set up as shown in the demo.
  2. Set your Permalinks to "Post Name" format. Link: Permalinks in WordPress

New to WordPress?

We've got you covered! Check out our extensive collection of beginner WordPress tutorials.

Having trouble with your theme?

If you're having a hard time setting up your theme or something doesn't look quite right, be sure to check out our Troubleshooting articles. If you're stuck, don't hesitate to reach out to our support team for help! You can submit a support ticket here.