How to configure Cali

Cali is an WordPress blog theme and thus configuring it is easy. The following tutorial answers the most frequently asked questions.

Installing the theme

From your WordPress backend, navigate to Themes > Add New and then search for Cali. Install and activate it.

Configuring the social menu

The social menu in Cali is a regular WordPress menu. Go to Appearance > Menus and click on the create a new menu link. Name your menu and create it after that (click on the image to expand):


Now that your menu is created, it’s time to populate it with links to your social profiles (click on the image to expand):


That’s it, you can see and try out your menu on the front end.

Subscription form

As you’ve probably noticed in the sidebar of our demo site, there is a subscribe form widget there. The widget is provided by this plugin and it lets you connect the form to the Mailchimp list you want. If you want to use the custom form we have on our demo site, you can grab the code from here and paste it in Mailchimp for WP > Form (after you have installed and activated the plugin).

Instagram section

For the Instagram section found in the footer of our demo site, we’re using the WP Instagram Widget plugin. Once you have installed and activated this plugin, go to Appearance > Widgets, locate the Instagram widget and place it in the Footer Instagram widget area. Configure it as needed and you’re good to go.

Child theme for Cali

Using a child theme is a great way to make extensive code customizations without the fear of losing your work when the theme is updated. You can download a pre-made child theme for Cali here. Once you have downloaded the file, simply go to your WordPress backend and install it from Appearance > Themes > Add New > Upload. Please note: the file you download should be .zip. If it’s not, make sure you disable your browser’s auto-unzipping feature.