Creating A Professional Landing Page Using The Health Coach WordPress Theme
Now that your theme is activated, you'll need to install the default plugins.
There are several plugins that are "required" if you wish to configure the Health Coach the way this course illustrates.
When you first install the theme, your site looks very basic, dull and bare.
These plugins offer additional functionality so that you can not only run your mailing list, but also so that you can add attractive widgets for a more professional design for your landing page / website.
To install the plugins, click the "Begin Installing Plugins" link you will notice in the notifications area in your theme section of your WordPress dashboard.
Select all of the plugins, choose Install in the drop-down window, and then click the Apply button.
This will automatically install all of the plugins almost instantly.
Once the plugins have been installed, you will be provided a link titled Return To Required Plugins Installer
Click this link, so that you can access the plugins activation page.
Now the previous drop down menu provides another option (Activate) that you can select to activate all of the plugins.
Select all of the plugins, the activate option, and then click the Apply button to begin the activation process.
You will receive a message showing that all plugins were activated successfully.
An Important Note: Once you activate the plugins, you will receive an "Error" message that states
BlossomThemes: Invalid or expired Instagram Access Token. Please reconnect Instagram.
This error is because the Blossom Themes Social Feed plugin has not been configured yet.
You can deactivate that plugin to make the message disappear, or you can configure that plugin with your instagram account to complete the settings.
I always deactivate this plugin, and then dismiss the notice I receive stating that the plugin is currently inactive, simply because I feel that I do not need to add my instagram information for a simple landing page.
Now that the plugins are installed and activated, we can begin the fun part of making our landing page beautiful yet professional.