Elle: Set up Slider and Widget Areas

There are 4 widget areas built into the Elle theme: Featured, Social Media Menu, Sidebar, and Footer.

  1. For the featured widget area, install the Recent Posts Flex Slider and Recent Posts Extended plugins. Activate them.

Go to Appearance > Widgets and drag them both to the Featured Widget area.

Here are the settings I used for both:

2. For the Social Media Menu, simply drag your Simple Social Icons widget to the Social Media Menu widget area. Configure as you please. I used font size 18px because I like them tiny 🙂

NOTE: All settings in your Simple Social Icons widget must match in order to see any changes you make to the settings (i.e. if you want to make the icons smaller, you have to change the settings in the sidebar widget AND in your social media menu widget area AND in your footer widget area).

3. For the sidebar widget area, here is what I used:

4. To set up your footer widget, drag the simple social icons to this widget as well- configure as you please.

To display your Instagram feed in the footer, drag a text widget to the Footer widget. Paste your SnapWidget* code and click save.

*Go to snapwidget.com to create your footer widget. It’s super easy! Select how many images you’d like to show and make sure you select the responsive option.