Setting up your theme

1) Creating theme pages

Start by adding the pages you are going to need. Me is a single page template so you only need to create two pages. Go to Pages > Add New and create the following:

  1. Intro. This will serve as your introduction page. A small text about you and a featured image is recommended.
  2. Contact. (optional) If you need to have a contact form, create this page and paste in the contact form shortcode given to you by the Contact Form 7 plugin.

(TIP: All page titles serve as examples, you can name your pages according to your needs.)

2) Adding Portfolio items

To add a portfolio item go to Portfolios > New Portfolio. Add your work’s name as a title and upload a featured image. Add the portfolio item to an existing skill or create a new skill for it from the Skills panel on the right. When you are done publish the item.

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3) Adding Experiences

To add an experience item go to Experiences > New Experience. Add your work title as a post title and a small description in the text editor. Fill in the job’s duration and the organization’s title in the Experience Details panel below. Publish the item.

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4) Completing the layout

Go to Appearance > CSSIgniter settings > Display Options. In the second box down select the intro and contact pages from the drop down menus. In the box below set the title for each section of your page. Finally in the last box you can create your skills table that will appear next to your work experience.

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The CSSIgniter settings panel

Under Appearance > CSSIgniter settings you can find the settings panel. From here you can modify multiple aspects of your theme, including changing your logo, setting a custom background, changing color scheme and applying custom styles via the custom CSS tab. All options feature a description informing you about their function.

Additional Information

Useful Plugins

  • Contact Form 7 Use this plugin to create a contact form, then copy the shortcode it gives you and paste it in the contact page you created earlier.

Image Sizes

The recommended image sizes for the Me theme are:

  • Post thumbnail size: 280×190px
  • Thumbnail for intro section : 280×280px