Note: A DWB skin needs Genesis and Dynamik Website Builder to be installed first. It won´t work as a standalone. A skin is not a theme and not even a childtheme (that´s Dynamik), but just a zip-file to import. It will import design settings as well as (possibly) related custom CSS, functions and JS to DWB.
You´ll find a video about how to install Genesis and the Dynamik Website Builder in the CobaltApps Docs.
To understand how the Dynamik skin feature works (if you didn´t yet), see this video.
How to install a Dynamik Website Builder skin:
- Create some posts and pages, if you didn´t do this yet. Usually you don´t get any content with a skin, so it´s up to you to create it.
- Go through Genesis – Theme Settings and set everything to your liking.
- Go to Appearance – Menus and create a menu (or two). At the bottom, choose one to be your Primary Navigation and save. For menu setup for Amare especially, see here.
- Note: If you already have your own settings and DWB-design in place, a skin will not overwrite them – you can always switch back to your own skin (or the default, if you worked on that). Still, if you want to be 100% sure, do two exports in Dynamik Settings and Dynamik Design first to have a backup, before you go on!
- If your downloaded file says UNZIP ME in its name, please do that first! Then import the skin zip file in Genesis – Dynamik Design – Import/Export.
- Go to Appearance – Widgets, and drag some widgets into the available widget areas. Some of them might need some content to look right.
- You can now edit away and change settings and colors to your liking – you might want to create a skin with a new name though before you start, so you can always switch back to the original one. Also, here´s an explanation for the Snapshot feature, which might be really useful while working.