Mia - Install Recommended Plugins

Easy Plugin Installation

The Mia theme comes with an easy plugin installer, so you can 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, go to 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.

Recommended Plugins

The following plugins are required to set up the theme like the demo:

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

Instagram Feed – Instagram widget area in the site footer

Ninja Forms – Recommended contact form plugin

One Click Demo Import – Imports the content, widgets, and customizer settings from the demo

Regenerate Thumbnails – Used to regenerate your site’s thumbnails after your new theme is installed

WordPress Popular Posts – Adds the Trending Now footer and Reader Favorites in the sidebar

Optional Plugins

Genesis Blocks – Adds FAQ functionality to your site (along with other blocks)

WP Recipe Maker – Adds recipe functionality to your posts

MetaSlider – Install if you want to add a traditional slider to the homepage

Genesis Responsive Slider – Install if you want to add a post slider to the homepage

WooCommerce* – Adds a shop/ecommerce area to your site

Genesis Connect for WooCommerce* – If using WooCommerce, this plugin is needed for compatibility between WooCommerce and Genesis

*If you install WooCommerce, click here for VERY IMPORTANT setup instructions.

WP Recipe Maker

If using WP Recipe Maker: After installing and activating the plugin, go to the "WP Recipe Maker" tab in your dashboard and click on Settings. Under "Default Recipe Template", select the Compact template. Click Save Changes at the top left of your screen.