Using DesktopServer Blueprints

The Utility Pro Professional license includes a DesktopServer blueprint ready to get you going quickly. Please note that the blueprint uses the developer version of Utility Pro. The admin login for the blueprint included with the Utility Pro Professional license is test/test. Change the username/password immediately or delete that user altogether. Never ever deploy the…

Utility Pro – Developer Edition

If you purchased the Professional license for Utility Pro, you have access to a special developer’s edition of the Utility Pro theme. It includes support for: Sass (with Bourbon and Neat) Grunt Cool translation helpers & easy RTL stylesheet creation In order to take advantage of these features, there’s some additional setup you’ll need to…

Configuring WP Accessibility

WP Accessibility is a great plugin created by Joe Dolson to address accessibility issues in WordPress. It’s freely available at wordpress.org. Note: There are a some features in the plugin that do not work for themes running on the Genesis Framework. Nothing bad happens if you enable them; they just don’t do anything. Those features…

Configuring Genesis Accessible

Genesis Accessible is a great plugin by Rian Rietveld that addresses some accessibility issues not yet available in the Genesis Framework. Here’s something important to note: If you’ve activated the Genesis Accessible theme, certain features of Utility Pro are deactivated in order to defer to the plugin. Highly Recommend Enabling So, when using the Genesis…

Home Welcome & Home Gallery Widgets

In this tutorial we’ll cover how to set up the Home Welcome and Home Gallery widget areas on your site’s front page. First, navigate to the Widgets page from your WordPress admin and note each of these widget areas: Home Welcome Home Gallery 1 Home Gallery 2 Home Gallery 3 Home Gallery 4 Home Welcome…

Using the Landing Page Template

Landing Page Template The Landing Page Template is used to create a full-width landing page that shows only the main content area – it does not show the header, sidebar, footer, Utility Bar, or navigation. Here’s an example of what the landing page looks like in the Utility Pro demo. Add New Page To use the template,…

Activating Your Theme License

When you purchase Utility Pro, you’ll receive a confirmation email that includes your License Key. If you lose the email, don’t worry – You can log into your account and pull up quick to retrieve it. You do not have to activate a license key to use Utility Pro, however, only users with an active,…

Setting a Site Background

Utility Pro uses a “backstretch” script to stretch the background image to fill the screen. A couple of important things to know: Your background image will only show on the Front page of your site or any page using the Landing Page template Since the image stretches to fill the screen, it will look different…

Create the Front Page

Before we start configuring widget areas, we need to create a page and tell WordPress to use it as our Front Page. The front page in Utility Pro is unique as it provides multiple widget areas as well as a showing of recent blog posts. From your WordPress admin, go to the Pages menu and…