Occasionally, you will notice updates available for your BoldGrid products. These updates are available free of charge, and it is recommended that you install them as soon as they become available. Learn how to check for and install theme updates.
In the previous guide, we learned how to customize menus. The BoldGrid Header/Footer Widget areas allow for a wide variety of customization. Follow along with the example below to see how you can add a Call to Action to the front page of our site using a Text Widget in the Header. This article will show you how to customize header and footer widgets.
Within the viewing area click on the pencil to edit the Call to Action widget.
In the editing window, remove the title text and paste in “Virginia Beach’s Premier Jet Ski Rental”. Next, remove the text paragraph.
Click Save & Publish.
You have just added a Call to Action to the front page of your BoldGrid site. You are now ready to proceed to Advanced Options.
Once BoldGrid is installed in your WordPress site, you’ll want to get started. To start using BoldGrid and build your custom site, you’ll need to log into the BoldGrid dashboard. Logging into the BoldGrid dashboard is simple. It is identical to loading into a WordPress site.
How to Log into BoldGrid
Go to yourdomain.com/wp-admin (Be sure to replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain)
Type the username and password you set up during the installation process. Click the Log In button.
That’s it! Logging into BoldGrid is simple. You can bookmark the login page for easy access later.
Now that you have selected your Inspiration theme and installed your page set, you are ready to start customizing the site. To do this, you will us the Customizer tool to change your site title and logo. In this article, we start with the first tab on the Customizer, the Site Title and Logo tab. Depending on your theme, the site title may be visible on every page.
For this tutorial, you will need to download the images below. You can download them by right-clicking or control-clicking on each image link with your mouse.
Selecting Site Title and Logo
Now we are going to choose our site title and replace it in the header of our site with our logo.
Choose Customize and then Active Site from the toolbar.
Select Site Title & Logo.
Under Site Title fill in VB JetSki Rentals.
Under Site Logo, click Select Image.
Click Upload Files.
Drag the “logo.png” file you downloaded into the window or click Select Files to upload the Logo file.
Select the logo we uploaded and click Select.
Select Skip Cropping since the image will not look right if we crop it.
Adjust Logo Size to 199.
Under Site Icon, click Select Image.
Upload the icon.png file you downloaded you your local computer from above. Then click Select.
Click Save & Publish.
You will now see that the site title has been replaced by our logo image as well as the icon added to your browser tab.
Well done! You know how to change your site title & logo in BoldGrid. Continue on to the next section of this tutorial series: How to Customize Colors.