Poe Designs’ Premium Themes are Responsive designs, made optimized across all viewing platforms, including: mobile devices small and large, all popular web browsers and screen sizes.

Download the latest Theme Install Instructions below:

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Domain Names and Web Hosting
If you already have a domain name and hosting, you may skip this section
If you don’t have a domain name or web hosting yet, here are some options…

You can compare to Godaddy, 1and1 Hosting, or others comparable in price, but I’ve had the best experiences all the way around with Blue Host. Plus, BlueHost makes it super easy to install and run WordPress.

Install WordPress
If you have a domain and hosting account on BlueHost, just login, click on the Website link button to take you into their site builder. Click the Use WordPress button and fill out the install form with your info.

If your web host doesn’t offer a “click to install/use wordpress” option, detailed instructions can be found on the WordPress site here: https://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress


1. Login to your self-hosted WordPress site.
2. From your WordPress admin menu, navigate to: Appearance > Themes
3. Click the Add New (button)
4. Click Upload Theme, then click Choose File
5. Browse to your downloaded theme zip file then click the Install Now (button)
6. When it’s finished uploading, click Activate to start using your new theme!
If you get this error, “The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini”, you can either:
A. MANUALLY INSTALL THE THEME Or B. Ask your hosting provider to increase the php memory limit for you
Some servers have limited access settings and don’t allow uploading themes through the admin – in this case you have to upload using FTP.
Upload Theme via FTP client

  • Step 1 – Log into your hosting space via an FTP software
  • Step 2 – Unzip the your theme’s zip file.
  • Step 3 – Upload the theme folder into wp-content > themes in your wordpress installation
  • Step 4 – Activate the newly installed theme. Go to Appearance > Themes and activate the installed theme.

Free FTP Client a. Get Filezilla here: http://filezilla-project.org/

Page Setup
You can add as many pages as you’d like. Pages will only appear in the navigation if you add them to your Menu
(how to create your menu in the next section)
First, you will need to setup your Blog and Home pages…

  • Add a new page: from your WordPress admin, Pages > Add New
  • Enter your Blog Title, and then click the Publish button.
  •  Repeat to add another page: Pages > Add New
    • Enter “Home” in the Title. You can add some home page content in the editor area now, or come back to it later. Click the Publish button.
  • From your wordpress admin menu, go to: Settings > Reading
    • Set the Reading Settings as in the below screenshot below, then click Save Changes:

Create a Menu for your site’s Navigation

  • Go to: Appearance > Menus > Create a New Menu or edit an existing menu, then save your Menu
  • You can drag & drop your pages to order them.

If you have pre-existing menus, assign a menu to use for your Primary navigation under the Manage locations tab.

Theme Options (customize your theme)
From your admin menu, click on Theme Options.
From here, you can add a Logo, change your background colors, choose from 100’s of fonts & icons, plus so much more!

Modify your widgetized Sidebar
From your Admin Menu, click Appearance > Widgets
From here, you can drag & drop available widgets

Add Etsy Mini to your sidebar
1. Login to your Etsy store, click: https://www.etsy.com/your/mini
2. Build your own Etsy Mini, then copy/paste the code into a Text Widget in your sidebar: Appearance > Widgets


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  • How do you create a Portfolio page as shown on the demo pages?

    Add your Media files as a Gallery (Add Media > Create Gallery) into your portfolio page.

  • How do you insert the post thumbnails as shown on the theme demo?

    Insert a Featured Image in your post.

More coming soon. Ask me a question.

Theme Options

Customize Your Theme using the settings tabs:




  • Home Settings: Modify items shown on your Home Page


  • General Settings: Add your Logo, Bio Section, Social Icon Buttons and more


  • Style Settings: Change colors, fonts, backgrounds and more

Free WordPress Plugins used in Demos:

  • Jetpack by WordPress.com (Contact Form) – Insert forms to your posts or pages
  • FancyBox for WordPress – Open your photos and media in an overlay.
  • WooCommerce for WordPress – Turn your WordPress site into an Ecommerce Store.


Embedding Responsive Google Maps

You can embed Google maps and add directions to your location(s) to fit full-width on mobile AND desktop devices.

For a Responsive, full-width embedded map, be sure to copy/paste your Google maps code in Text mode, then change the width from

iframe height=”350″ width=”425″

to the following

iframe height=”350″ width=”100%

Remove Title Drop-Shadows

From Spring Clean Linens Theme

  1. From your WordPress admin menu, go to: Appearance > Edit CSS
  2. Copy & Paste the code below into the window
  3. Click: Save Stylesheet

Paste the following CSS code:

.span-circle {text-shadow: 0 0 0px, 0 0 0;} .navbar a.brand {text-shadow: 0 0 0px, 0 0 0;} .navbar a.brand:hover, .navbar a.brand:active {text-shadow: 0 0 0px, 0 0 0;} h1, h2, h3, h4, h5 {text-shadow: 0 0 0px, 0 0 0;}

The above CSS will remove the drop-shadows on titles that appear on modern web browsers, except for Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer uses won’t see some of the current HTML5 style features until Microsoft updates it (hopefully on the next version).