A WordPress child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes allow you to modify, or add to the functionality of that parent theme. —WordPress Codex: Child Themes
Arcade is a child theme for Storefront, the official WooCommerce theme. If offers a bold, modern design that lends itself to the gaming industry.
Arcade is a Storefront child theme, so you first need to install and set up Storefront and then Arcade afterwards.
- Download Storefront for free by at WordPress.org.
- Download Arcade from your WooCommerce.com account at My Downloads.
- On your website, go to Appearance > Themes and click the Add New button.
- Click Upload to upload the Storefront .zip file from step 1.
- Go to Appearance > Themes to Activate.
- Repeat steps 3-5 for the Arcade theme from step 2.
Once installation is complete and the subscription is activated for Arcade, it’s time to configure and set up your theme.
To set up the homepage, see Storefront Homepage Template.
To account for high resolution (retina) displays, we recommend the following image dimensions for Arcade as a minimum:
- Catalog Images: 400 x 400 px
- Single Product Image: 700 x 700 px
- Product Thumbnails: 150 x 150 px
WooCommerce Product Image settings are found at Appearance > Customize > WooCommerce > Product Images. More at: Managing Product Images.
More information on WooCommerce image sizes can be found at:
It’s possible to import WooCommerce Dummy Data to populate your site with demo products as a starting point.
Note: We do not supply the exact images you see in our Arcade demo due to copyright restrictions. The WooCommerce Dummy Data instead comes with our own unique unrestricted images that we can redistribute within product import data.
Arcade applies some specific styles to elements like the header, so these settings are removed from the designer to avoid confusion.
Install the Storefront Product Sharing plugin.
Install the Storefront Footer Bar plugin. Then add a text widget to the newly created widget region via Appearance > Widgets.
This is an instance of the Storefront Parallax Hero extension.
If you don’t want to display content simply don’t add any. To hide the title you can use this plugin which gives you the ability to hide the page title on any page across your site. Alternatively use the Homepage Control plugin to toggle the display of this component.
You sure can. Take a look at the Storefront Blog Customizer extension to see what’s possible.
You sure can. Take a look at the Storefront Checkout Customizer extension to see what’s possible.
You sure can. Take a look at the Storefront WooCommerce Customizer extension to see what’s possible.
A lot of WordPress tutorials will recommend inserting code snippets into a child themes functions.php file. This is to ensure that you’re always able to update the parent theme without losing your changes. As Arcade is already a child theme, you aren’t able to do this. Any changes you add to Arcade’s functions.php file will be lost when you perform an update. Instead, it is recommended that you add any code snippets to a customization plugin. We’ve created a plugin you can use to do just this. Download Theme Customizations.
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