Responsive Add-ons WordPress Plugin Guide

Posted OnApr 26, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

Welcome to the WordPress Plugin guide for the Responsive Add-on plugin, which is a useful plugin to have if you have the Responsive Theme on your WordPress site. It allows you to add Google, Yahoo and Bing verification codes and adds Site Statistics scripts to your site to give yourself extra insight into who is coming to your site, what they are doing and where you can make changes to make your site even better.

Step 1) On the Dashboard of your website, scroll down the left-hand sidebar and click on ‘Plugins’

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Step 2) From the ‘Installed Plugins’ page, click on ‘Add New’ at the top of the page. Alternatively, click on ‘Add New’ from the dropdown menu under ‘Plugins’ on the sidebar.

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Step 3) On the ‘Add Plugins’ page, type in the name of your plugin in the search box on the right hand side, at the top of the page.

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Step 4) From the ‘Search Results’ page, scroll down to your chosen plugin and click the button marked ‘Install Now’. If you would like to learn more about your plugin, click the blue link marked ‘More Details’

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Step 5) The plugin is now installed and unpacked into your website. The last thing to do now is click ‘Activate Plugin’

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Step 6) Once activated, you will be redirected to the ‘Installed Plugins’ page. From here, you can read all the info about your plugins, and deactivate and delete it if you no longer need it. Click on ‘Settings’ underneath the plugin to head to the settings page.

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Step 7) Click on Appearance >> Theme Options once you have the Responsive Theme installed (you can install this for free at Appearance >> Themes) and use the top toolbar at learn more about the theme (Instructions, Help), other themes that use Responsive (More Themes), learn who else is using the theme (Showcase) and which themes can be used to translate pages (Translate).

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Step 8) The next step is to go through the settings for each add-on for the Responsive Theme, including Theme Elements, Logo Upload, Home Page, Layouts, Social Icons, Webmaster Tools and CSS styles and scripts.

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Step 9) In Theme Elements, you can enable and disable a host of add-ons, including a call to action button, minified CSS, displaying the blog title and more. Simply tick the boxes if you want to disable or enable these features.

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Step 10) You can upload a logo to your custom header by following the steps below. You can also restore your default logo at any time.

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Step 11) The Home Page section allows you to customise your Home Page, including creating a headline and subtitle, content area, create a call to action (with a logo URL) and more. It gives you complete control over the Home Page.

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Step 12) The Default Layouts for the Page, Blog Post and Posts Index layouts can be changed from the default to Content/Sidebar, Sidebar/Content, Content/Sidebar Half Page and Sidebar/Content Half Page. Decide on the one you want and change it accordingly.

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Step 13) Social icons are as important as links these days, and are instantly recognisable to most web users. Enter the URLs of all your social media accounts in the boxes shown below and when they are saved, the icons for each will be found on your Home Page and throughout your site.

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Step 14) If you want to dabble with the CSS style, enter your custom styles into the box below and save your changes to make the changes stick throughout your site.

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Step 15) You can change the scripts for your Header and Footer by entering your custom scripts into the boxes provided for each and saving your changes.

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Step 16) If you already have Google, Bing and/or Yahoo site verification for webmaster tools, leave this section blank. However, if you don’t, this is a great way to have your site verified by all three. Simply enter your IDs into the boxes provided. In the Site Statistics Tracker box, enter whoever is tracking your stats, e.g. Google Analytics, etc.

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