If images don’t appear with the correct sizes, you need to regenerate your images. Install and activate Regenerate Thumbnails. Then, go to Tools > Regen. Thumbnails and run it.


The following steps will teach you how to achieve the structure of the Florence demo site. You will also learn the specifics of the theme, which aren’t really that much – it’s made to be as intuitive as possible.

  1. Create some posts for your site (if there isn’t existing content). Pick an appropriate post format for each post:
    • “Image” for portfolio (product) items,
    • “Quote” for client testimonials,
    • “Standard” for regular blog posts (articles).


  2. To have a post appear on the home page, mark it as “Sticky”.
  3. Now to add some widgets to the home page – to the right of the sticky posts. Go to Appearance > Widgets and drag whatever widgets you like to the Homepage widget area or sidebar.
  4. Do the same for the Primary sidebar – the widgets added there will be displayed on all 2-column templates throughout the site (except for the home page).
  5. If you want to use the Subsidiary widget area above the footer, add some widgets to it as well. (Up to 4 for best result.)

At this point you should be done setting the basic content on your site. Read further to learn how to set some specific for the Florence theme sections and content types…

How to create an “Image” post

In Florence, the “Image” post format is used to create portfolio-like posts:

  1. In your admin panel, go to Posts > Add New
  2. Fill out the post title, select the “Image” radio button from the right-hand panel, select Categories and Tags for the post (optional).
  3. Set the post’s “Featured Image”.
  4. In the main post content box, add your images, galleries, videos, and text. If you want to use large images that take the whole width, make sure to upload images that are 640 pixels wide or more.
  5. Below the main content area there is an additional box called “Aside”. The text (or any other type of content) you add there will appear on the right (aside) section of your post, just below the post title

How to create a “Quote” post

This post format is useful for creating and presenting client testimonials. Or just regular quotes – entirely up to you.

  1. In your admin panel, go to Posts > Add New
  2. In the post title filed, write the client (be it a person or a company) name.
  3. Write the quote text in the main content box below. You can also add images or other types of content if you wish.
  4. Set the client’s photo as the post’s “Featured Image”.
  5. If you want to add your own comments to the quote, you can add them to the “Aside” box.

How to set a Slider

The Florence theme comes with extended support for the Sliders plugin. Follow these steps to add a slider to your home page:

  1. Download and install the Sliders plugin. If you are not familiar with it, you may want to take a look at the plugin documentation before proceeding.
  2. Create a new slider, using the default slide dimensions – 940 x 350 pixels.
  3. Create some slides. While creating slides, look to the right hand side and find a Sliders box. If there’s no slider within this box to check-mark then Add New Slider and check-mark it for each slide.
  4. Navigate to Appearance > Theme Settings and select the newly created slider from the “Slider” field.
  5. Save/Update Settings.

That’s all. Now you should be able to see the slider on your homepage – just below the navigation menu.


Florence supports one menu. Navigate to Appearance > Menus to set it. If you are not familiar with the way WordPress menus work, head to the menu tutorial. After creating your menu, find the Theme Location
box and set your menu. Remember to click “Update”.

How to Customize

For some fast theme customization, go to Appearance > Theme Settings and play with the available options. If you want change the theme even further, you should build your own Oxygen child theme and apply the modifications there. You can read more about theme customization here. Now that you know how to customize/modify correctly, get a head start by downloading the pre-made child theme from the Florence page.