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.
To help set up your theme follow the documentation below and be sure to reference the Storefront theme documentation if you are not familiar with the main features/setup of Storefront.
Installation ↑ Back to top
As Arcade is a Storefront child theme, you will first need to install and set up Storefront itself. You can read all about installing that over on our Installing & Configuring Storefront documentation.
To install Arcade, upload the ‘arcade’ directory to your
Once uploaded / installed you can activate Arcade by navigating to Appearance > Themes.
Homepage Template ↑ Back to top
To setup the themes homepage page template this is covered in our Storefront Documentation in the section titled Homepage Template.
Recommended Image Sizes ↑ Back to top
To account for high resolution (retina) displays we recommend the following image dimensions as a minimum from WooCommerce > Settings > Products > Display > Product Images;
Remember, once you update any image dimensions in WooCommerce you’ll need to run the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin to regenerate all pre-existing thumbnails and re-crop them to the new sizes that you selected.
Note: For further information on the WooCommerce image sizes you can reference these two resources below.
- WooCommerce Image Size Settings Documentation
- WooCommerce Using Appropriate Image Sizes Documentation
Product Demo Content ↑ Back to top
To install some demo content for products as a starting point you can import the WooCommerce Dummy Data which will populate your site with demo products for you.
Note: We do not supply the exact images you see on our Arcade demo within the WooCommerce Dummy Data as the sites images cannot be redistributed due to copyright restrictions and are for demo purposes only. The WooCommerce Dummy Data instead comes with our own unique unrestricted images that we can redistribute within product import data.
FAQ ↑ Back to top
I’m using the Storefront Designer extension but noticed some settings are missing ↑ Back to top
Arcade applies some specific styles to elements like the header, so these settings are removed from the designer to avoid confusion.
On the demo there are sharing buttons on the single product pages, how do I enable that? ↑ Back to top
Easy. Just install the Storefront Product Sharing plugin.
On the demo, there is a content bar in the footer, how do I enable that? ↑ Back to top
Easy. Just install the Storefront Footer Bar plugin. Then add a text widget to the newly created widget region via Appearance > Widgets.
On the demo homepage there is a large parallax scrolling image, how do I achieve that? ↑ Back to top
This is an instance of the Storefront Parallax Hero extension.
I’m using the homepage template but don’t want to display the the page title / content ↑ Back to top
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.
Can I customize the look and feel of my blog pages? ↑ Back to top
You sure can. Take a look at the Storefront Blog Customizer extension to see what’s possible.
Can I customize the look and feel of my checkout? ↑ Back to top
You sure can. Take a look at the Storefront Checkout Customizer extension to see what’s possible.
Can I customize the look and feel of my WooCommerce pages? ↑ Back to top
You sure can. Take a look at the Storefront WooCommerce Customizer extension to see what’s possible.
How can I customize my site when using a child theme? ↑ Back to top
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 here.