This theme requires the installation and activation of some plugins to help add additional features, although not absolutely required. For example, if you decide you want to implement a portfolio, add a newsletter, or be able to manage what pages will show widgets, you need to install the following plugins:

  • Portfolio Post Type — Enables a portfolio post type and taxonomies;
  • Theme Options — Gives you features to show widgets on select pages and also show/hide widget titles;
  • Contact Form 7 — Although you may have your own form plugin, this one can be used for a contact form;
  • MailChimp for WordPress — MailChimp for WordPress is popular and lets you add a newsletter to your site.

Installing Plugins

  1. Log into your WordPress Administration area.
  2. Go to the  Plugins > Add New menu and in the Search field, type in the name of the plugin.
  3. When the results show up, click Install and then Activate
  4. Repeat for each of the plugins you need to install.