What WordPress platform are the themes for?
The themes are for self-hosted WordPress.org sites. You need your own domain and hosting with WordPress software installed. The themes cannot be installed on WordPress.com sites.
How do I know if my site is self-hosted or on WordPress.com?
Go to your WordPress dashboard (yourdomain.com/wp-admin). Hover over the WordPress icon in the top left and see if “WordPress.org” or “WordPress.com” displays.
Is everything I need included with my purchase?
The themes require the Genesis Framework, which must be purchased separately (affiliate link). All fonts used in the themes and all recommended plugins are free.
Why does the Genesis Framework need to be purchased separately?
You are required to have your own license of the Genesis Framework to receive support for the framework (and other resources) from StudioPress.
Are the themes mobile friendly?
Yes! All Ambre themes are mobile responsive. They automatically adapt to different screen sizes, from desktop to laptop to tablet to smart phone.
What is a child theme?
A child theme allows the design and layout to be changed, without affecting the base code of the parent theme. All Ambre Themes are child themes for the Genesis Framework (the parent theme).
What does the provided support include?
Support includes answering questions about theme installation and setup like the theme’s demo site. It is provided for 1 year from the purchase date. Theme customization or help with third-party plugins is not covered under the provided support.
What is your refund policy?
Due to the digital nature of the products, refunds or exchanges are not given.
How do I start a self-hosted WordPress website?
Check out the “Start a Self-Hosted WordPress Website” article.
Can you make a recommendation for web hosting?
Yes! I use and love SiteGround (referrer link). They are also recommended by WordPress. SiteGround offers free website transfer and up to 6 months free hosting for unused time with your current host.
Setup & Customization
What happens after I purchase a theme?
Right after purchase you can download your theme. Unzip the file you download to find the README.txt file with a link to the theme installation and setup instructions.
Will my existing content still be there after installing a new theme?
Yes! Installing a new theme only changes the design and layout of your site.
What if I need help setting up my theme?
All themes come with access to thorough theme documentation and support. If you would like your theme installed and set up for you, check out the Install + Setup service.
Can I use my own logo?
Yes! You can easily upload your own logo.
Can I add a tagline below my site title?
A tagline can be added to any theme except Ambre Image. But note that a tagline will not display if a custom logo is used.
Can I change the theme fonts?
Yes! All fonts used in the themes are free Google fonts. If you want to use different Google fonts, a plugin can be used to change the fonts. You can also use other fonts via a service like Typekit or by uploading web font files to your site.
Can I change the theme colors?
Yes! The link and accent colors (and background color if the theme uses one) can be changed using the built-in Customizer. For other color changes, the CSS code of the theme can be modified.
Can I add video?
Yes! You can add video to any post or page in the themes.
Can I add a shop to my site?
The WooCommerce plugin can be used to sell physical or digital items. However, the themes are not WooCommerce ready out of the box. Please see Customization if you would like WooCommerce compatibility added to a theme. For digital items only, the Easy Digital Downloads plugin can be used with any of the themes.
Do I need Photoshop?
No, the themes do not use graphics that require editing in Photoshop.
Can I modify the theme’s code?
Yes! But please note support is not included for themes in which the code has been modified beyond color and font changes.
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