Fiona Documentation

Documentation for the Fiona template. This template can be purchased from Etsy.

If there are any problems with the template or the instructions, feel free to contact me anytime.

When you download the zip of the template, you have to extract the files that are inside. You cannot upload a zip file to Blogger.

Theme Installation

1. Go to Theme -> click on "Backup/Restore" (top right corner of the page).
2. Click on "Choose File" and select the Fiona.xml file.
3. Click on "Upload".

Enable Responsiveness

1. Go to Theme -> click on the Settings icon on Mobile.
2. Select "No. Show desktop template on mobile devices."
3. Save the changes.

Change Background Color

1. Go to Theme -> Edit HTML -> click anywhere on the code once (necessary).
2. Press CTRL+F (or CMD+F on Mac) and paste this inside the small search box that appears:
body {
3. You'll see this:
body {
font-family: 'Catamaran', sans-serif;
font-weight: 500;
font-size: 11px;
color: #222;
letter-spacing: 0.5px;
overflow-x: hidden !important;
background: #f3f0eb;
}
4. Change "f3f0eb" in background to another color code.
* If you don't have a color code, you can check design-seeds.com.

Upload a Logo

1. Go to Layout -> open the Header widget -> click on "Choose File".
2. Upload your image, but do not click on "Shrink to fit".
3. Select "Instead of title and description" from the placement options.
4. If you want to add a description under your blog title, add it to the Description box and select "Have description placed after the image" from the placement options.

Configure the Menus

How to Create a Static Page

A static page is a page where you can add information manually.
1. Go to your blog dashboard -> Pages -> click on "New page".
2. Give it a title and publish it (you can add content later).
3. If you want to disable comments on the page, click on "Options" from the right and select "Don't allow, hide existing" from the Reader comments options.

How to Create a Label Page

A label page is a page where all posts with a specific label will appear. Example: all the posts with the label Personal, will appear in the label page Personal.
1. Open one of your posts in the editor and click on Labels on the right.
2. Add the label you want to the box and click on "Done".

How to Add Single Tabs to the Menus

1. Go to Layout -> open the Pages widget from the MENU section.
2. If you want to add a static page as a single tab, select it from the left.
3. If you want to add a label page as a single tab, click on "+add external link" and fill out the fields:
3.1 Add the title of the tab in the Page Title field.
3.2 Add this as the link of the tab in the Web address (URL) field: /search/label/LabelName?max-results=9
Replace LabelName with the name of your label, but make sure it's written exactly the same way as the label in your post(s). For example, if the label in your posts is written with lowercase letters (personal) and the label in the menu is written differently (ex.: PERSONAL or Personal), Blogger will consider them two different label pages and no posts will appear in the label page from the menu.

How to Add Subpages to the Menus

1. Go to Layout -> open the Pages widget from the MENU section.
2. Click on "+add external link" and fill out the fields:
2.1 Add the title of the tab in the Page Title field and add one underscore in front: _Subpage
2.1 Add the link to the Web address (URL) field (it can be the link to a static page, a label page or another blog/website).
Don't add any underscores to your labels or the titles of your static pages. Add the underscore only in the Page Title field in the Pages widget.

How to Add Subpages to Subpages

1. Go to Layout -> open the Pages widget from the MENU section.
2. Click on "+add external link" and fill out the fields:
2.1 Add the title of the tab in the Page Title field and add two underscores in front: __Subpage
2.1 Add the link to the Web address (URL) field (it can be the link to a static page, a label page or another blog/website).

Add Your Links to the Social Icons

1. Go to Layout -> open the "Social Icons" widget from the SOCIAL section.
2. Replace LINK with your social links - copy them directly from the browser (don't write them), otherwise the links will be broken.
3. You can remove the icons you don't need (remove the entire link from <a href=...> to </a>).
If you accidentally delete the code or the widget, here is the original code from the demo (add it to a HTML/JavaScript widget in the SOCIAL section):
<div class='socials'>
<a href='LINK' target='_blank'><i class='fab fa-twitter'></i></a>
<a href='LINK' target='_blank'><i class='fab fa-facebook-f'></i></a>
<a href='LINK' target='_blank'><i class='fab fa-pinterest'></i></a>
<a href='LINK' target='_blank'><i class='fab fa-instagram'></i></a>
<a href='LINK' target='_blank'><i class='fab fa-youtube'></i></a>
<a href='LINK' target='_blank'><i class='fas fa-heart'></i></a>
</div>
FontAwesome is used for the icons, so if you need to add more, you can check out the available icons here.

Sidebar Widgets

Keep in mind that only the widgets displayed in the template's demo are customized.

About ("Say Hello to Fiona!") Widget

1. Go to Layout -> open the "Say Hello to Fiona!" gadget from the sidebar.
2. Upload your image.
3. You can change the title from "Say Hello to Fiona!" to something else.
4. To add text about yourself or your blog, add it to the Caption box.
5. If you want the image to be a link to your About page or somewhere else, add the url in the Link box.

Social Icons

The code for the sidebar social icons is the same as the one from the menu social icons - so if you have already added your social links there, just copy the code and replace the one in the sidebar with it.

If you are leaving the "Say Hello to Fiona!" widget empty, use the "Backup Social Icons" widget instead and delete the "Social Icons" widget.

Activate the Subscribe Widget

1. Go to Layout and open the "Sign up for updates!" widget from the sidebar.
2. Click on "View stats and learn more.".
3. Click on your feed.
4. Go to Publicize (on top) -> Email subscriptions (on the left).
5. If it's not activated, click on Active.
6. Exit the page and save the widget.
The HTML of the widget has been edited. If it's removed and re-added, it will NOT look the same as the widget from the demo. If this happens, you can a) re-upload the template or b), if you have made changes that you don't want to lose, contact me so I can re-add it.

Popular Posts

1. Open the "Readers' Favorites" widget (you can change the title, too).
2. Select the amount of posts you want to display from the drop-down (the default is 10, but 2-3 is the best).
3. Save the widget.
The HTML of the widget has been edited. If it's removed and re-added, it will NOT look the same as the widget from the demo. If this happens, you can a) re-upload the template or b), if you have made changes that you don't want to lose, contact me so I can re-add it.

Select a Featured Post

1. Go to Layout and open the Featured Post widget.
2. Select the post you'd like to show.
3. Save the widget.
The HTML of the widget has been edited. If it's removed and re-added, it will NOT look the same as the widget from the demo. If this happens, you can a) re-upload the template or b), if you have made changes that you don't want to lose, contact me so I can re-add it.

Search Box

The search box should already be on your blog when you upload the template. However, if you have removed the widget and want to re-add it, here's the code:
<div class='search'>
<form action='/search' class='searchform' method='get'>
<input class='searchbox' name='q' placeholder='' type='text' value='Search...' vinput='' onblur='if(this.value==&apos;&apos;)this.value=this.defaultValue;' onfocus='if(this.value==this.defaultValue)this.value=&apos;&apos;;'/>
<button class="searchsubmit" type="submit" value=""><i class="fas fa-angle-right"></i></button>
<div style='clear: both;'></div>
</form>
</div>

Instagram

1. Make sure you are logged into the Instagram account you want to use and go to instagram.pixelunion.net to generate an access token.
2. Then go to Layout -> open the "Latest Instagrams" widget from the footer.
3. And replace USERID and ACCESSTOKEN in these two fields:
userId: USERID,
accessToken:"ACCESSTOKEN",
Your USERID is not your Instagram username. The USERID are the first characters before the first full stop of the access token. See the attached screenshot below for reference.
If your Instagram widget stops working at some point, generate a new access token from instagram.pixelunion.net and replace the old one. Don't replace the User ID, since it's always the same (if you're using the same account).
If you accidentally delete the code or the widget, here it is (add it to a HTML/JavaScript widget in the FULL section):
<script type='text/javascript'>//<![CDATA[
var feed = new Instafeed({
get:"user",
userId: USERID,
accessToken:"ACCESSTOKEN",
limit: 7,
resolution:"standard_resolution",
template: '<div class="instathumb"><a href="{{link}}" target="_blank"><div class="squarethumb" style="background:url({{image}})"><img src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OtURZJ2BisI/WljDhG4scII/AAAAAAAAHCA/paOMFNStkysnIOTbzo4wVakC-heU0UfRwCLcBGAs/s1600/TransparentInstagram.png" /></div><div class="fcdw"><div class="fcdo"><div class="fcdi"><i class="fas fa-heart"></i>{{likes}}<br /><i class="fas fa-comment"></i>{{comments}}</div></div></div></a></div>'
});
feed.run();
//]]></script>
<div id="instafeed"></div>