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
Galleria is a child theme for Storefront, the official WooCommerce theme. If offers a clean cut, minimalist design that lends itself to high quality items and fashion.
Installation ↑ Back to top
Galleria is a Storefront child theme, so you first need to install and set up Storefront and then Galleria afterwards.
- Download Storefront for free by at WordPress.org.
- Download Galleria 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 Galleria theme from step 2.
Setup and Configuration ↑ Back to top
Once installation is complete and the key is activated for Bistro, it’s time to configure and set up your theme.
Homepage Template ↑ Back to top
To set up the homepage, see Storefront Homepage Template.
Recommended Image Sizes ↑ Back to top
On product archives, Galleria reveals product details (price, title, ratings, add to cart button) on hover, so it’s highly recommended that you set catalog images to render in portrait orientation. Single Product Images and Thumbnail Images can be set to any dimension without negative affect.
We used these image dimensions for our Galleria demo.
- Catalog Images: 600 x 1200 px
- Single Product Image: 600 x 1200 px
- Product Thumbnails: 180 x 180 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:
Product archive and shop layout ↑ Back to top
By default, Galleria arranges products using a ‘Masonry’ layout. This means that products are laid out adjacently regardless of their height.
Galleria also includes ‘product-focus’ styling that increases the size of products on the shop page to create a unique and engaging design. If you’re using the Storefront WooCommerce Customizer, the ‘product-focus’ styling is applied to 4 and 5 column layouts only because layouts with 3 or fewer columns do not work well with this style.
The Masonry and ‘product-focus’ layout might not be for every store and is ultimately dependent on the type of product imagery you have. As of Galleria 2.0, there’s an option to disable both the Masonry layout and the ‘product-focus’ styling.
To change the product layout:
- Go to: Dashboard > Appearance > Customize.
- Select Galleria in the customizer.
- Choose the preferred layout.
Demo content ↑ Back to top
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 Galleria 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.
FAQ ↑ Back to top
I’m using the Storefront Designer extension but noticed some settings are missing ↑ Back to top
Galleria applies some specific styles to elements like buttons, so these settings are removed from the designer to avoid confusion.
On the demo there is pagination on the single product pages, how do I enable that? ↑ Back to top
Install the Storefront Product Pagination plugin.
On the demo there are sharing buttons on the single product pages, how do I enable that? ↑ Back to top
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
Install the Storefront Footer Bar plugin. Then add a text widget to the newly created widget region via Appearance > Widgets.
On the demo, in the sidebar there is a product highlight, how do I create that? ↑ Back to top
This is an instance of the Storefront Product Hero extension added to the sidebar via shortcode inside a text widget.
On the demo homepage there is a large sale banner, how can I add that to my site? ↑ 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 Galleria is already a child theme, you aren’t able to do this. Any changes you add to Galleria’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.
Questions and Feedback ↑ Back to top
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