Genesis - I Installed my theme but it doesn't look like the demo

When you first install a 17th Avenue WordPress theme on your site, it's going to look fairly "empty." This is normal and expected.

All of our themes require setup to display like the demo. Before your site will display like the demo, you'll need to install the recommended plugins, import the demo widgets, set up your navigation menus, and so on.

The Theme Documentation for your theme will walk you through how to set up your site exactly like the demo, as well as how to add your own content. There isn't anything shown in the theme demo that our instructions don't cover! 🙂

Common Issues & Quick Fixes

Here are some of the most common issues that can crop up right after installing your theme.

  • Header Area Not Displaying Correctly (extra widgets such as Archives and Categories appearing near your header)
  • Blank Areas on Blog or Homepage (where posts or images should be)
  • Missing navigation menus: Not an issue, but this a common question. The navigation menus from the demo will be imported when you import the demo content, but the menus will not be assigned to their menu locations during the import. Refer to your theme documentation for instructions on adding menus to the available menu locations. New to WordPress? Check out our WordPress Navigation Menus Guide.
If you have any questions about installing or setting up your theme, don't hesitate to reach out for help!